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Toro 21-Inch Personal Pace Super Recycler Lawn Mower Line

Toro Mower Focuses On Premium Self-Propelled Mulching

If you’re looking to maintain the greenest lawn on the block, give yourself a leg up with the Toro Personal Pace Super Recycler mower line . Why? Not only will these mowers keep up with your natural pace, but they utilize Toro’s next-level mulching to return more nutrients to the soil.

10-Second Summary

• Toro 21″ Personal Pace Super Recycler Mowers
• Personal Pace system keeps up with you
• Super Recycler system uses mulching blade, accelerator, and kickers to finely mulch clippings
• 4 mph top speed
• 160cc Honda GCV OHC engine
• 5-year full warranty and Guaranteed to Start promise
• Price: $599


Mulching and Pacing

So, it should come as no surprise that the two main talking points surrounding the Toro 21″ Personal Pace Super Recycler Mower come down to its self-propel drive system and its superior mulching.

We’ve had some experience with Toro’s Personal Pace system, and while it takes a little getting used to, it’s pretty effective. The handle control for the drive system slides forward as you apply more pressure, urging the mower forward faster. The idea here is that the faster you walk, the more pressure you’ll naturally apply to the handle until you and the mower move in sync. It has a top speed of 4.0 mph, so it’s tough to imagine that too many people’s natural gait will outrun this drive system.

Driven by a 160cc Honda GCV OHC engine (though there are other engines available in the line), the Toro has plenty of punch to drive the Super Recycler system. Toro’s technology uses an accelerator and kickers to keep the grass clippings suspended under the deck while the mulching blade trims them ever finer. The result is a mulched clipping that returns its nutrients back to the soil quicker, resulting in a healthier lawn.

Other Features

The Toro 21″ Personal Pace Super Recycler features a cast aluminum deck that resists corrosion. It allows for mulching, bagging, and side discharge. Switching between these options is a breeze, and the mower includes a 2.1-bushel bag for your clippings.

From a comfort perspective, Toro has smoothed out the user experience with the Flex Handle Suspension. As Toro says, this lets you glide over holes and bumps with ease, eliminating achy hands and stiff muscles.


The Toro 21″ Personal Pace Super Recycler retails for $649, though we’ve seen it for as low as $599 .

It comes with a couple different warranties, at least of sorts. It not only has a 5-year full warranty, but Toro guarantees that it will start for 5 years as well.

Toro Personal Pace Super Recycler Mower

  • Model: Toro 21382
  • Engine: Honda GCV 160cc OHC,
  • Cutting Width: 21″
  • Height of Cut: 1.25 in. – 4.25 in.
  • Starter: Recoil
  • Deck Material: Cast Aluminum
  • Washout Port: Standard
  • Drive System: Personal Pace Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Guaranteed-to-Start Promise: 5-Year GTS Full
  • Ground Speed: Up to 4.0 mph
  • Discharge: Mulch, Bag, Side-Discharge
  • Wheel Height: 8 in.
  • Handle Type: Flex Adjustable height, Quick Stow storage handle
  • Warranty: 5-Year Full
  • Price: $649
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