Toro 20333

22-Inch Recycler 190cc Personal Pace Lawn Mower With Blade Override

Final Score
Final Score
A score from 1 to 100 based on reviews all over the web combined with our team of experts.
2.7/5 from
 94 users
Toro 20333
We spent 6.5 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here’s what users think:

4 reasons to buy

  • A large number of reviewers reported that the Toro 20333 starts well and on the first pull.
  • A good number of users noted that the mower’s self-propel feature works well and makes going forward easy.
  • Some buyers liked that the mower is easy to assemble and set up.
  • At least one purchaser loved the grass catcher’s quick-release design which allowed users to empty the bag and get back to mowing easily and efficiently.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Many owners were disappointed that the mower has a tendency to bog down frequently when mowing during spring.
  • Some people remarked that grass can often get clogged up in the bagger entry hole as it does not get completely blown into the bag.
  • At least one purchaser mentioned that the mower’s parts were not high quality and transmission gears were plastic upon cast metal.

Bottom Line

A good number of reviewers found the Toro 20333 an okay choice for a gas-powered self-propelled mower. The very easy set-up, start-up and self-propelled feature makes made for an easy mowing experience for most. Although several consumers complained of clogging and bagging issues, this mower will require regular maintenance and care to get the most out of it.


Additional information



Cutting Width


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Max Cutting Height

Min Cutting Height

Mower Type

Self Propelled

Power Source



2 Years


89 lbs

Additional Info

Briggs & Stratton Engine, Bag on Demand, Washout Port

Video Reviews

2.7/5 based on
94 reviews



Toro Recycler Lawn Mower- Model# 20333 First Look



The Husqvarna & Toro Lawn Mower Bake-Off Competition – Which Cuts Better – May 2, 2017



Toro Personal Pace Lawn Mower Model 20333 Spin Stop – Final Look & Start – March 19, 2017

Tips for Toro 20333

  • Change the mower’s oil at the start of each season and sharpen blades regularly to get the best cutting results. You can purchase replacement blades here.
  • Use 303 Protectant all around it and Fluid Film spray on the underside as well as any exposed metal to prevent corrosion and sticking.
  • Use a fuel stabilizer on your last 5 gallons for the season to help protect the mower’s engine.
  • Adjusting the mower’s drive cable can help make pulling the mower backward easier.
  • To keep it in the best condition, clean the mower after each use and store it in a shed.



Q: Does the mower have a single lever for height adjustment?
A: No. Each wheel is adjusted independently and is fairly easy to do.

Q: How can I switch from bagging to mulching?
A: Switching from bagging to mulching can be easily done by pushing a level by the right rear wheel.

Q: Does the engine have overhead valves?
A: No. The engine is an L-head Briggs and Stratton engine.

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