Rated 1 out of 5??by JR1969 Avoid this mower
I've already had my mower returned for replacement of the self-propel mechanism, after only 4 uses. Had it for less than 60 days. Even at elevated cutting heights, it leaves ruts and lots of piles. The engine is very weak compared to the previous engine that I had on a 10 year old Toro. My neighbor has a current Toro that he's let me borrow to cut very wet grass and which uses the 190cc engine. I've had zero difficulty cutting through grass with it and it leaves little trace of ruts or piles of grass clippings. This is a very disappointing mower, the weak engine being the culprit.
May 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5??by JustMyOpinion Maneuverability and ease of use excellent.
The variable speed and rear-wheel-drive make this mower very easy to manipulate. The blade action cut-off is a great safety feature as well as making the engine more easily started w/o the torque needed to turn the blade.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5??by Homeowner36 Great Mower
Great mower -- simple to switch from mulch to bag, easy to take care of.
November 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by Benny57 Good but had an issue
Overall the mower is good except I had an issue within the first year of owning the mower. The spring broke that engages the personal pace motor. Other then that a great product
November 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5??by Bearcat Unlike my 3 previous Toros
Purchased May 2014. Now in Toro repair shop (16th workday).
Started okay, but stalled out when blade engaged. Choke line bent, added too much fuel to engine. Now needs new carb kit due to too much fuel. Not covered by warranty.
I do not use bagger, mower only used for trimming.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by KeyWasted So far so good
This is replacing a Toro model 20073 new in 2007 which is leaking oil all over so I cannot give a better dependability rating yet. But this unit is much improved over the previous unit, it sucks up leaves and mulches them better, while filling the bag more. The spin stop feature works great which allowed me to forgo an electric start because only one pull is need now. Bag removal and attaching is improved, but did pop loose over a bumpy area. Pricing of this unit is also favorable compared to other brands and it is carried by my local hardware store so I am able to support my community.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by AB69 This is my third Toro lawnmower
I had a Toro lawnmower in the UK and its still going strong there 18 years after purchase. This is my second personal pace Toro lawnmower here in the US and I love their mulching and spin stop facilities. It starts first time which is great. My only wish would be to have an electric start combined with a spin stop facility as I have back problems. Otherwise, a great machine.
July 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5??by Blue Not working
The self propelled feature is not working already.
Should I take it to Midwest Equipment in Peoria?
August 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5??by Gary10 Questionable Dependability
Like how easy this lawnmower is to use, but after only 4 weeks (4 yard mowings), the self-propel drive stopped working. Mighty inconvenient taking back to dealer for repair.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Vitin Best Lawnmower Ever!
Personal Pace is the best thing that has been created for the lawnmower industry, easy to learn and handle. The Spin Stop is another wonderful feature which helps you a lot whenever you are mowing your grass and has to stop for any reason, the engine stays on while the blade stops moving. The only thing that I am not too happy about is that there is no oil drain plug underneath the mower, but you have to turn the mower on the side in order to drain the machine. Easy to clean; It also has an electric button to turn the machine off after you are done mowing. Also, I think it's easier to turn the machine on for at least five minutes every week than to drain the oil and the fuel to store the machine during the winter time. Good machine! I hope it last many many years!!!!!!
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by KJL99 Awesome mower -- works perfectly
This mower is the perfect fit for cutting our lawn. It's quick and easy with the pacing feature. The only glitch was the front wheel placement. For some dumb reason, the wheels were put on wrong. When we switched them around, everything worked fine. But I ask you, who does that? And wouldn't quality control catch such an obvious error in assembly? Oh well, problem corrected and bottom line, it works great!
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Mike61 This is by far the best mower I have ever owned
This mower does a fabulous job. It starts with 1 pull every time and runs beautifully. I actually look forward to mowing because it does such a great job and is so dependable and so very easy to use. We just love this mower!
May 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5??by hoppster Thought I was buying a Toro
Purchased this mower back in August of 2012 and used it part of that summer and to date. This summer the motor is belching out a blue cloud of smoke when I start it for the first time. This does not give me a positive feeling about the longevity of this motor or the mower.
Out to lunch on the brand as of now....
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Ron42 Very easy to operate.
When I got the mower home and went to use it the engine started on one pull. However, when I tried to engage the blade the engine died. Tried a few times and finally took it back to the dealer. They found the clutch shield was not installed properly at the factory. The dealer fixed the problem. Went home and mowed the lawn. Very satisfied with the mower.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by RYGER REALLY GOOD MOWER
FIRES RIGHT UP EVERY TIME! LOVE THIS MOWER, EASY TO USE.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by Jebdog33 Excellent features, i.e. blade stop, guarantee start, stop button, easy bag
This mower has all the features necessary for handling residetntial yards. Easy start; stop blade eliminates re-starting engine when stopping to empty bag, picking up objects, etc. Easy switch from bagging to mulching to side discharge. On/off switch and one or two pulls start engine. Personal pace allows for mowing at one's walk speed. The only drawback thus far is difficulty in manuevering mower in tight space and turning due to mower weight.
May 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by Backintheburbs Excellent so far
I have used Toro products for the last 30 + years and they have proven durable and reliable ( in fact the original Toro lawn mower is still running ).
This model handles well and the cuts great. The Personal Pace feature is great but the Spin Stop is the best. Often times I have to stop and move things or pick up branches and the fact that I don't have to pull start the mower every incident is a time saver and aggravation eliminator.
The one draw back is that it takes two pulls to start the engine when its cold.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Jack47 Great Lawn Mower
My wife and I love this lawn mower. The ease of starting is awesome. One pull and it starts. The bagger does a very good job and keeps the lawn clean looking. We really love the clean out port.
The Personal Pace is great. It doesn't go too fast or too slow.
Great lawn mower!!
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Jeanne65 Great Toro
We sold mowers in a our hardware store and bought a comparable Toro. We used it for 15 years. It was a great mower so we replaced it with the new Toro.
May 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by LeeL Powerful mower
This lawnmower performed great. Easy start, easy to mow edges and around landscape. Personal pace feature was great, but my hands got a little sore.
May 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by RKHC Powerful and does a great job cutting.
I have a zoysia lawn. I cut it at 1" and this mower does an outstanding job. I needed something that could handle it and it measures up to the task. I don't mulch and the bag is very easy to remove and put back on the mower.
My only complaint is that it's hard to continue to hold the handle down while mowing.
April 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5??by Millertw Disappointed in performance
Bogs down or shuts off when cutting grass. I have been using in mulch mode.
May 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by Artyjoe42 Personal Pace is why I chose this mower.
This is the third Toro I've had and I still think their Personal Pace self propel is what distinguishes the Toro from other brands.
However, I think my old 20+ year Toro was superior in the way the Personal Pace is controlled. 'The speed of the old self propel was controlled by squeezing the control bar - the tighter you squeeze, the faster it went. The new one is controlled by pushing the control bar which is less convenient if you're not directly behind the mower when turning around or mowing around obstacles.
The Bag On Demand and wash out port is superior to my old mower, but it's not a big deal for me since I never bag my clippings.
The Toro OHV engine is another reason I bought Toro again . The previous mower (with a Toro GTS OHV engine) was still starting with one or two pulls after 20+ years, and it had a lot of hours on it because at one time it was used to mow a 10,000 sq. ft. lot 2-3 times a week - so much that the tires have been bald for the last 15 years.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Paul442 Love this mower!
I love the Personal Pace technology. Finally a mower that can keep up with me. Also very maneuverable and easy to pull backwards when using to trim. I highly recommend this mower.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by jjose4900 good overall mower.
Easy start; I like the blade stop feature. Ease to switch from bagging to mulch.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5??by Bruce28 Difficult for Shorter People to Start
The handle height is too high for shorter people to easily start the mower. Weight is also an issue when the mower has to be backed up without the self propel feature. The mower does a wonderful job but is an issue if operated by shorter people, older people and possibly females.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by Scott15 great mower
I was happy enough with this mower, I bought one for my son-in-law as a house warming gift. I also have a Toro snow blower that is excellent. Toro makes some great products.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by rap5151 Dedicated Toro customer
This is my second Personal Pace mower. The first one lasted Many years and I was so pleased with the overall performance and quality of Toro lawn mower that I would Not buy any other brand. Ease of use, quality of product, dependability and performance are All important to me and the Toro has all of them.
Perfect for my yard size and terrain.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by Amrick99 Reliable and easy to use
This machine does every thing that the manufacturer claims. Have not had issues with it. Starts every time on the first pull.
The only con is the control cables that protrude beyond the body of the mower. Cutting up against fencing and walls causes abrasion of the cable cover and premature wear. When cutting against wall have to make sure to use the side without the cables.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by Fud501 Best mower ever.
No mower could be easier to use. You can go from bag, to mulch, to side discharge in seconds. It will go as fast or slow as you want, unlike most walk behinds that make you jog to keep up.
August 15, 2013