Updated 29 Sep 2016

Toro

Personal Pace Recycler 22'' 20332C (pull start)

Snapshot: The Toro Personal Pace Recycler 22'' 20332C is a self-propelled mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 34kg and has a cutting width of 55cm. But is it a smooth operator?

Personal Pace Recycler 22'' 20332C (pull start)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$998

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Test results

Overall score
86
Catcher cutting
?/10
Mulcher cutting
?/10
Long grass cutting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent catcher cutting.
  • Excellent mulching.
  • Excellent long grass cutting.
  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to manoeuvre.
  • Barely noticeable handle vibration.
  • Self-propelled (extremely easy to push).
  • Comfortable handle at a good height.
  • Engine starts fairly easily.

But

  • Height adjustment a hassle as levers need to be individually adjusted on each wheel.

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Performance scores are based on cutting:

Short (30mm) grass to 15mm
Medium-length (approx. 75-100mm) grass to 30mm
Long (approx. 300-400mm) grass on the highest cut setting

We run the short and medium-length grass tests with the mower in both catcher and mulching modes where applicable. Neither the catcher nor the mulcher is used for the long grass test.

Ease of use is assessed on:

Vibration (20%)
Pushing/manoeuvring (20%)
Handle comfort (20%)
Controls (10%)
Cutting height adjustment (10%)
Catcher convenience (10%)
Ease of starting** (10%)

Key data

Model

Type
Self-propelled mulch & catch
Avg price
$998

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
67/85
Weight (kg)
34
Cutting height range (mm)
25-95
Starter
Pull
Run time (minutes)
n/a
Charge time (minutes)
n/a
Cut width (cm)
55
Handle height (cm)
98
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
170 / 30 / 18
Chassis
Steel
Engine
Briggs & Stratton 7.25 Guaranteed to Start 190cc
Voltage
n/a
Battery size tested
n/a
Battery cost
n/a
Starter location
Handle

Features

Console (skin)/battery cost
n/a
Self-propelled drive

More Info

Notes
Also available with electric start (model 20334) for $1198.
Availability
-

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