Toro 20961 SmartStow Recycler Petrol Mower

  • Product Details

    The Toro 20961 SmartStow is ideal for larger lawns thanks to its wide width of cut (55cm). The large rear wheels (28cm) means that it can move easily across uneven terrain and power its way through longer grasses. Using the single lever height adjustment so you can vary your grass height throughout the year with a minimum of fuss (2.54cm to 10.16cm). Use the built in deck wash port to clean the underside of the mower and get rid of any cuttings which might be restricting the airflow to the deck.

    Chose from large collection bag for a tidy lawn, utilise the mulching function to restore moisture to your turf, or opt for side discharge when you need to save time. There’s something for everyone, and it’s simple to switch between the three modes as well. With variable speed self propulsion between 2 and 4.2 mph you’ll be whizzing around the garden and wondering how you ever coped without it.

    All this, and there’s a 2 year full coverage warranty, including guaranteed start warranty for home-use as well!

    The main selling feature of this mower though, is the unique storage system. Not only is the Toro Recycler Mower a powerful, hardworking and high quality mower, it has been designed specifically with storage in mind. While the majority of larger mowers will take up quite a lot of space, Toro are aware that not everyone’s got the room in which to store them. This is where the SmartStow method comes in: fold and lock the handles in a downward position, and then tip the mower onto its rear wheels for compact vertical storage. The engine itself is designed to be stored vertically without leaking or causing running issues. This means it takes up around 70% less space than a petrol mower of comparable size. Another benefit is you can easily get to the underside of the deck for cleaning and to change the blade without having to worry about flooding the engine or causing damage.

  • Tech Info

    Technical Specifications


    163CC Briggs and Stratton 675 EXI

    Power source:

    Unleaded petrol

    Starting method:


    Deck material:


    Cutting system:

    Metal Blade

    Cutting width:


    Cutting height:

    Four positions between 25mm -102mm

    Blade-brake clutch:


    Collection bag:


    Mulching Function:


    Rear roller:


    Drive system:

    Automatic Drive with Traction Assist




    2-Year Warranty (homeowner)

    Weight 45 kg
    Dimensions 105 × 62 × 43 cm
  • Brand
    About Toro
    Toro are without doubt one of the world’s leading turf care machinery manufacturers, providing both the homeowner and professional user with a range of equipment designed to cater for every eventuality. The company was founded in 1914, not with the intention to create the Toro lawn mowers we know today, but with the singular purpose of providing The Bull Tractor Company with a reliable source of engines. They did this to great effect until the beginning of WW1, when their attentions were turned to providing steering winches for merchant shipping during this time. By 1920, a move into the turf care industry was imminent when five cylinder mower units were attached to a Toro tractor in order to maintain the fairways at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. By 1928 a portfolio of industry leading machines had been produced and it was time for Toro to branch out into International territories.

    The year of 1938 saw the first production of the Homelawn — the first of the domestic Toro lawn mowers — yet by 1942 all domestic manufacturing of Toro lawn mowers was halted in an effort to build tank, canon and anti-aircraft equipment for the U.S. army during WW2. Expansion follows the disruption of the war years for the next few decades, when Toro expand into new markets with industry firsts, including the snow-throwing Snow Hound in 1952. Further development of the all important turf care equipment saw Toro form a partnership with America’s Super Bowl organisers in 1966 before it moved back into the agricultural scene with industry leading irrigation equipment. The turn of the millennium sees The Toro Company going from strength to strength, continuing to develop Toro lawn mowers and groundbreaking solutions to turf maintenance for professional and domestic customers, whilst at the same time investing time and money back into community projects, resulting in being named Jefferson Award 2012 winner.
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