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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2020, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Free 1988 Toro 20622

Last week, I answered an ad for a free Toro mower with an aluminum deck and the Suzuki 4-cycle engine that supposedly ran until recently. It came with a bag too.

It was missing the air cleaner lid and the deck had 2 holes and a crack. I thought about just parting it out, but it was complete. I decided to see if I could get its carb cleaned. It turned out that it had a sticking throttle butterfly shaft, so once that was resolved, it actually started/idled/ran. BBC works great too!

The chrome on the handlebar is in great shape and it looks to have been taken care of. I decided to save it. I patched up the holes with some JB Weld Steelstik and gave it a partial respray.

Pic #3 shows it next to my other ongoing reclamation project. I decided to replace the air filter assembly with a Briggs Quantum piece from a recently junked Craftsman mower. I only needed to do some minor trimming where the carb meets the air filter housing, and drill 2 new holes on the Briggs Quantum air filter housing. It actually looks pretty clean, and Quantum air filters are definitely cheaper. I'm using an old fuel filter as a house coupler in the last picture. It runs REALLY well. I can't wait to mow with it.
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1988 Toro 20622
1992 JD 14SB
1993 Snapper RP21400
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2020, 05:27 PM
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Welcome to MLF db130. Nice save on the Toro. Is it the picture angle or does that mower have different size wheels on it?

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It must have been a bad picture angle and I had better wheels for it in gray in my collection.

Slapped on the gray wheels this evening.

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A parts mower showed up on my radar this week that netted me a metal dipstick that actually threads on, the previously missing air cleaner lid, and an extra bag. Here are the factory parts slapped on the first mower.

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