Toro Recycler 20333 Blade Override Personal Pace Mower Review

Toro Recycler 20333
Toro Recycler 20333 Blade Override Lawn Mower
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Toro Recycler 20333 Blade Override Personal Pace Mower Review

The Toro 20333 is part of Toro's Recycler line of lawn mowers.  Like all Recycler mowers, it features a ReadyStart 6.75 Briggs & Stratton Engine, a 22" cutting width, steel deck, both mulch and bag capabilities, and a QuickWash washout port.

All Recycler mowers are self propelled. The 20333, along with the 20332 and 20334, come with Toro's Personal Pace technology, which automatically adjusts the mower speed to your personal walking speed.

The Toro 20333 Lawn Mower is the only model is this line to come with Toro's Blade Override technology, which stops the blade while keeping the engine running allowing for users to step away from the mower to empty the bag or moves obstacles.

Toro 20333 BOS Mower Features

Personal Pace Technology

Toro's Personal Pace technology will automatically detect your walking speed and will adapt itself to that speed.

Blade Override system

Perfect for people who like to bag their clippings or for those with kids who tend to leave toys scattered throughout the yard, the Toro 20333 features a Blade Override System that will stop the blade when you step away from the mower, without requiring the engine to be restarted when you return.

In addition to the above features, the Toro 20333, like all mowers in the Recycler line, also includes the following functionalities:

Bag to Mulch and Back

Change from bagging to mulching with a single lever pull.

ReadyStart Engine

ReadyStart technology eliminates the need or engine priming or choking. When you're ready to go, so is the motor. Just give it a pull and go.

QuickWash Washout Port

Cleaning has never been easier with the Toro 20333 lawn mower's QuickWash Washout Port. Simply fasten your hose to the washout port and let the water flow. In seconds or minutes, the underside of the lawnmower will be clean and clear of leftover grass clippings.

Recessed Front Wheels

The Toro 20333 Self-Propelled Lawnmower features recessed front wheels for superior moving ability and trimming capabilities.


  • Engine: 6.75 ft-lb Briggs & Stratton with Ready Start
  • Starter: Recoil
  • Self-Propel: Yes with Personal Pace
  • Blade Override System: YES
  • Cutting Width: 22 inches
  • Deck Material: Steel
  • Cut Height: Variable 1 inch to 4 inch
  • Washout Port: YES
  • Handle: 1 Piece, Contoured
  • Wheel Height: 8 inches
  • Weight: 88 pounds.
  • Warranty: 2 Year Full Warranty, 3 Year Power Train, 3 Year Gross Torque

Toro Recycler 20333 Blade Override Lawn Mower Reviews

Sample Customer Reviews

Reviews of this Toro Recycler 20333 are good overall and the 20333 is one of the Consumer Reports top rated gas mowers. With that said, we were also able to locate a few negative reviews of this mower.

Positive Customer Reviews

My entire yard is a hill and this Toro has been a lifesaver for me. Mower starts everytime and I've yet to run through any type of grass that makes it stall. Great mower.  10 stars.
-- A.R.

Great mower, starts first pull every time. Took me a little while to get used to the personal pace feature, but once you figure it out it works great.
-- B.L.

Plows up my hills with no problems. Anybody who has ever tried to wash out the bottom of a mower with a hose in one hand and lifting the mower with the other will love the washout feature. Just attach the hose and let it flow.
- K.C.

Negative Customer Comments

Engine seized after around 10 uses because of no oil. You must check oil after every use.
-- J.F.

Cuts great, but self-propelled feature does not perform as good as I hoped on my 40% grade hills.
-- C.C.