The New Guy
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Down south, where the food is good.
I see I'm a few hours late to the party, but I have John Deere's version of that Toro. Basically green instead of red. Assuming the Toro is the same as the JD, I can answer those questions.
Yes, but a velcro strap will make it easier, if that's your thing.
Not the same lever, but located on the lever that makes it move, but not in a way that would make it move when you start it. Wow, ok, that made sense in my head. Hopefully your head is like mine.
The blade is connected directly to the engine. If it's running, the blade is spinning. Don't kick the cat down there.
Yes, just stop walking and it will stop with you. It keeps pace with you surprisingly well. No the engine won't shut down just because you stop walking.
Yep, just stop walking forwards and start walking backwards. You do have to pull it because it won't self-propel backwards, which is probably a good thing if you like your feet as much as I like mine.
Not entirely sure what you mean by this, but if you stop walking, it will stop moving. If you completely let go of it, it will shut off, unless you've bypassed that feature with a velcro strap, or similar. It won't fold up and turn in a space it and its handle don't fit in sideways, but I don't know of any mower that will. You can easily stop its forward motion and pull it backwards and maneuver it anywhere you like. I don't find it any less maneuverable that one that isn't self-propelled.