Updated 26 Oct 2017

Toro

Recycler 22" AWD Personal Pace Self-Propelled System 20353

Snapshot: This Toro Recycler 22" AWD Personal Pace Self-Propelled System 20353 is a self-propelled mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 35kg and has a cutting width of 56cm. But is it a smooth operator?

Recycler 22" AWD Personal Pace Self-Propelled System 20353
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1295

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Test results

Overall score
88
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.
  • Very easy to manoeuvre.
  • Barely noticeable handle vibration.
  • Self-propelled (so very easy to push).
  • Very comfortable handle at a good height.
  • Engine starts easily.

But

  • Height adjustment requires considerable effort.
  • Limited cutting height range: can only mow down to 25mm (unusual for a petrol mower).

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
$1295

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
71/87
Weight (kg)
35
Cutting height range (mm)
25-100
Starter
Pull
Run time (minutes)
n/a
Charge time (minutes)
n/a
Cut width (cm)
56
Handle height (cm)
95/102
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
165/30/20
Chassis
Steel
Engine
Briggs & Stratton 163cc, OHV Engine with Ready Start
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
-
Availability
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