Today we’re going to take a look at the Toro 21″ Push Mower. It has 3-in-1 capabilities which means you can either use the bag to collect clippings or mulch the clippings directly back to the yard (my favorite) or regular side discharge.
The Toro 21″ Recycler has 11″ rear wheels to make it easy to maneuver around practically any yard. It has two adjustable cutting positions from an easy to adjust lever on the wheels. This mower will be suitable for yards less than a 1/4 acre. (Why on earth would you want to mow more than that with a push mower anyway??)
This mower is powered by a 163cc Briggs and Stratton over head valve engine delivering 6.75 ft lbs of torque to spin your 21″ blade with enough force to cut through tall and wet grass with the precision of a straight edge razor.
There is no oil change required for the life of the engine, simple check the oil level before each use and add if necessary. This makes this mower one of the most user friendly on the market, especially for people that aren’t savvy at mower maintenance.
Also, there is no prime or choke on this engine due to its easy start feature. Just pull the cord and it should start.
You are covered by a 3 year “guaranteed to start” warranty on the engine. And 2 years for the rest of the mower.
This mower will come in a box and require some minor assembly, mainly attaching the handle bar, adding oil (included) and gas (not included) and then putting the bagger attachment together.
Most complaints center around the bagger being too small and filling up too fast. This has always been my problem with baggers on any mower. I just don’t like them, they always fill up too fast and then you have to stop what you’re doing and go dump the bag. Just use the mulching feature, it’s better for your lawn anyway as you are putting great nutrients back into the soil.
Anyway, overall, this mower seems very well received outside of a few problems mentioned above.