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 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 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 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 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 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 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