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Old worn Toro Super Recycler sitting in grass

Toro Super Recycler Gets a Big Thumbs Up

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Kent Saunders Kansas City, MO I bought my 21″ Toro Super Recycler mower in May of 1994. It still starts on the first pull and I have never had to replace or fix anything on it. On average, I use it twice a week, in addition to mowing my mother-in-law’s yard. I hope when I need to replace it that I can find another one like it.

Toro Recycler Performs for 23 Years

Toro Performs for 23 Years

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Ben Phillips Jacksonville, FL I have had this lawnmower for 23 years, and use it every week in Jacksonville, Florida and it runs great! My favorite feature of this lawnmower is the quality. If, and when, it no longer is able to cut, I will for sure buy a new Toro, that’s for sure!

1968 Toro Whirlwind Lasts 47 Seasons and Counting

1968 Toro Whirlwind Lasts 47 Seasons and Counting

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Howard Mason Little Silver, NJ. In 1968 I bought a Toro Whirlwind 21-inch rotary mower for my half-acre lawn. Except for replacing the Spin Start with a pull start several years later, this mower has mowed my lawn for 47 seasons with only routine maintenance. The cast aluminum deck is as good as new. Thank you for such a reliable product.

Closeup of Toro recycler push lawn mower

Five Years of Toro Bliss

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John Bushey Fair Haven, VT I’ve owned a Toro lawnmower now for five years. It’s a self-propelled front wheel drive with a detachable leaf/grass bag. To this day, there is no priming or choking the mower – pull the handle only once and it will start. I’ve NEVER had a mower in my 56 years of living where this has happened. It’s nice not having to fight with a lawnmower….

Little push lawn mower sitting on lawn

The Little Lawn Mower That Could

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Daryl Briten Ashfield, MA I can’t imagine that one little lawn mower can begin to compete with stories about Toro’s heavy farm equipment, but if there was ever “a little lawn mower that could”, then this is the one. Twenty-eight years ago, we bought this small mower to care for our one-acre property in Massachusetts. Just yesterday, we pulled it out of the winter storage shed, pulled the cord, and…

Toro "Beast" Outlasts the Others

Toro “Beast” Outlasts the Others

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Ernie Cashwell Topping, VA 52 years old and still going…with a bit of TLC. This machine has had a bit of rest, while two new mowers were bought, used and failed. So back to the reliable old Toro. Our son is the same age as the Toro. He said after all of the miles he pushed that mower, he can’t believe it still runs. He named it “The Beast.” Thanks,…

Toro outdoor golf equipment

Toro: A Golfer’s Delight

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Joe Gladke Shoreview, MN How old is my mower? That is a good question. It certainly appears to be older than the one shown in your 1923 photo. Since I don’t have a golf green, I currently don’t use my golf greens mower. Although, if I ever get the urge to have my own putting green, the mower still works great! I think this speaks to the quality of products…

Toro riding lawn mower next to black car and shed

Equipment You Can Count On

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Chris Macy Lafayette, IN Where do I begin? As a kid, I would go to my grandpa’s farm to watch my dad on weekends mow the lawn. Rarely would he buy anything new, but his Toro Wheel Horses would be the exception. If it wasn’t a Toro Wheel Horse, he would say, “You might as well leave it in the barn.” The first garden tractor he owned was a 14hp…

Newspaper clipping of Toro cutting ribbon to open company's new location in Bloomington

A Toro Family

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Jeff Young Bloomington, MN My dad, Irving Young, a production control supervisor, and uncle, Dennis Larsen, both worked at Toro during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I grew up across the street from Toro’s headquarters in Bloomington, and often would walk through the plant to bring my dad lunch or dinner depending on his shift. This picture is from the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 1962 when they covered Toro’s Bloomington…

Toro Helps Clean Up a Community with Toro lawn mowers

Toro Helps Clean Up a Community

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Rod Romine Minot, ND Ten years ago there were “Welcome to Minot” signs erected on the five US highways entering Minot. No one assumed the duty of tending to the landscaping around the signs. They soon became overgrown with weeds and grass. We have a morning coffee group of about 15 regulars that meet every weekday for coffee and conversation. One of our members suggested we take the responsibility of…