Toro Recycler (22") 190cc 3-in-1 Personal Pace
I've owned every type of gas powered walk behind mower from super cheap Wal-Mart specials to a $700 Honda. Though I appreciate the Honda's engineering (double blades, easy start, smooth and quiet running), I do not think it is worth $300 more than the Toro. The Personal Pace's party piece is its instantly adjustable speed. Pushing the handlebar controls the pace, it is genius.
Few mowers have such a simple and easy way of moving forward. I highly recommend everyone should at least try this mower before buying anything else. Not a problem for me, but unlike the Honda, Toro's pull start is not for the weak arm. Toro guarantees their mowers to start in two pulls or less but those with hernia-phobia should check out the optional electric start.
Keep the blade sharp and cutting quality will be plenty good. Even though my Honda had a similarly sized motor, it was not as strong cutting up tougher green stuff. The Toro's Briggs and Stratton engine has no problem charging into thick and tall grass. Do to my procrastination habits, I have discovered the mulching abilities are barely adequate for grass more then an inch above cutting level.
I also discovered the Toro side discharge chute is not professional at distributing said longer clippings evenly. The included bag which easily attaches to the rear of the mower does an excellent job of containing all the clippings. I have discovered the bag fills up ridiculously quick when cutting grass over an inch.
Basically, this mower does everything the tidy home owner needs while making mowing almost fun with the sweet personal pace system. This Toro is possibly the perfect grass cutter for humans less prone to procrastinatePros
- Super fast self-propelled system
- Engine is plenty powerfulCons
- Pull start could be easierRating
5 out of 5