The First Lawn Mower That Sits Upright

Standing up and standing out

Toro Recycler with SmartStow

Photography by Brian Klutch

A lawn mower takes up more than its fair share of garage space, especially considering how infrequently most homeowners use it. Now there’s one you can tuck neatly into a corner. The Recycler is the first mower with a leak-free engine, which enables it to fold and store upright. To pull that off, Toro engineers reconfigured the fuel tank’s shape, designed a weep-free carburetor, and built new gaskets and caps for the oil-fill tube and air cleaner.

Toro Recycler with SmartStow

**Footprint: **1.9 x 1.5 feet

**Footprint of a typical mower: **1.9 x 5 feet

Price: $369

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of Popular Science.