TimeCutter® HD ZX4800, ZX5400, and ZX6000 Riding Mower

Form No. 3412-791 Rev B
TimeCutter® HD ZX4800, ZX5400,
and ZX6000 Riding Mower
Model No. 75201—Serial No. 400000000 and Up
Model No. 75202—Serial No. 400000000 and Up
Model No. 75203—Serial No. 400000000 and Up
Register at www.Toro.com.
Original Instructions (EN)
*3412-791* B
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
This product contains a chemical or chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or reproductive harm.
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other reproductive harm.
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Introduction
This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002
This rotary-blade, riding lawn mower is intended to be used
by residential homeowners or hired operators. It is designed
primarily for cutting grass on well-maintained lawns on
residential or commercial properties. It is not designed for
cutting brush or for agricultural uses.
It is a violation of California Public Resource Code
Section 4442 or 4443 to use or operate the engine on any
forest-covered, brush-covered, or grass-covered land unless
the engine is equipped with a spark arrester, as defined in
Section 4442, maintained in effective working order or the
engine is constructed, equipped, and maintained for the
prevention of fire.
Read this information carefully to learn how to operate and
maintain your product properly and to avoid injury and
product damage. You are responsible for operating the
product properly and safely.
Gross Horsepower
The gross or net horsepower of this engine was laboratory
rated by the engine manufacturer in accordance with the
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1940. As configured
to meet safety, emission, and operating requirements,
the actual engine torque on this class of mower will be
significantly lower.
You may contact Toro directly at www.Toro.com for product
safety and operation training materials, accessory information,
help finding a dealer, or to register your product.
Whenever you need service, genuine Toro parts, or additional
information, contact an Authorized Service Dealer or Toro
Customer Service and have the model and serial numbers of
your product ready. Figure 1 identifies the location of the
model and serial numbers on the product. Write the numbers
in the space provided.
Go to www.Toro.com to view specifications on your mower
model.
Important: If you are using a machine with a Toro
engine above 1500 m (5,000 ft) for a continuous period,
ensure that the High Altitude Kit has been installed so
that the engine meets CARB/EPA emission regulations.
The High Altitude Kit increases engine performance
while preventing spark-plug fouling, hard starting, and
increased emissions. Once you have installed the kit,
attach the high-altitude label next to the serial decal
on the machine. Contact any Authorized Toro Service
Dealer to obtain the proper High Altitude Kit and
high-altitude label for your machine. To locate a dealer
convenient to you, access our website at www.Toro.com
or contact our Toro Customer Care Department at the
number(s) listed in your Emission Control Warranty
Statement.
Remove the kit from the engine and restore the engine
to its original factory configuration when running the
engine under 1500 m (5,000 ft). Do not operate an engine
that has been converted for high-altitude use at lower
altitudes; otherwise, you could overheat and damage
the engine.
If you are unsure whether or not your machine has been
converted for high-altitude use, look for the following
label.
© 2017—The Toro® Company
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
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Figure 1
1. Model and serial number plate
Write the product model and serial numbers in the space
below:
Model No.
Serial No.
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Contact us at www.Toro.com.
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All Rights Reserved
Transporting the Machine........................................25
Loading the Machine ..............................................26
Maintenance .................................................................27
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s) ......................27
Pre-Maintenance Procedures ......................................28
Maintenance and Storage Safety................................28
Engine Maintenance ..................................................28
Engine Safety.........................................................28
Servicing the Air Cleaner .........................................28
Servicing the Engine Oil..........................................29
Servicing the Spark Plug ..........................................32
Cleaning the Cooling System....................................33
Fuel System Maintenance ...........................................33
Replacing the In-Line Fuel Filter...............................33
Electrical System Maintenance ....................................34
Electrical System Safety...........................................34
Servicing the Battery...............................................34
Servicing the Fuses .................................................36
Drive System Maintenance .........................................37
Checking the Tire Pressure ......................................37
Mower Maintenance ...................................................37
Servicing the Cutting Blades.....................................37
Leveling the Mower Deck ........................................40
Removing the Mower Deck .....................................41
Installing the Mower Deck.......................................42
Replacing the Grass Deflector ..................................43
Mower Belt Maintenance ............................................44
Inspecting the Belts ................................................44
Replacing the Mower Belt ........................................44
Cleaning ...................................................................45
Washing the Underside of the Mower ........................45
Disposing of Waste.................................................45
Storage ........................................................................46
Cleaning and Storage ..............................................46
Troubleshooting ...........................................................47
Schematics ...................................................................49
This manual identifies potential hazards and has safety
messages identified by the safety-alert symbol (Figure 2),
which signals a hazard that may cause serious injury or death
if you do not follow the recommended precautions.
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Figure 2
1. Safety-alert symbol
This manual uses 2 words to highlight information.
Important calls attention to special mechanical information
and Note emphasizes general information worthy of special
attention.
Contents
Safety ........................................................................... 4
General Safety......................................................... 4
Slope Indicator ....................................................... 5
Safety and Instructional Decals ................................. 6
Product Overview .........................................................10
Controls ...............................................................10
Before Operation ......................................................12
Before Operation Safety ..........................................12
Recommended Fuel................................................12
Using Stabilizer/Conditioner ...................................12
Filling the Fuel Tank ...............................................13
Checking the Engine-Oil Level.................................13
Breaking in a New Machine......................................13
Think Safety First ...................................................13
Using the Safety-Interlock System.............................14
Positioning the Seat ................................................14
Adjusting the Motion-Control Levers........................15
During Operation .....................................................15
During Operation Safety .........................................15
Operating the Parking Brake ....................................16
Operating the Mower Blade-Control Switch
(PTO) ...............................................................17
Operating the Throttle ............................................17
Operating the Choke...............................................17
Operating the Key Switch ........................................18
Starting and Shutting Off the Engine.........................18
Using the Motion-Control Levers .............................19
Driving the Machine ...............................................19
Using the Smart SpeedTM Control System ..................20
Stopping the Machine .............................................21
Using the Side Discharge .........................................21
Adjusting the Height of Cut .....................................21
Adjusting the Anti-Scalp Rollers ...............................22
Using Attachments and Accessories ..........................23
Operating Tips ......................................................23
After Operation ........................................................24
After Operation Safety ............................................24
Pushing the Machine by Hand ..................................25
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Safety
This machine has been designed in accordance with ANSI
B71.1-2012.
General Safety
This product is capable of amputating hands and feet and
of throwing objects. Always follow all safety instructions to
avoid serious personal injury.
Using this product for purposes other than its intended use
could prove dangerous to you and bystanders.
• Read and understand the contents of this Operator’s Manual
before you start the engine. Ensure that everyone using
this product knows how to use it and understands the
warnings.
• Do not put your hands or feet near moving components
of the machine.
• Do not operate the machine without all guards and other
safety protective devices in place and working on the
machine.
• Keep clear of any discharge opening. Keep bystanders a
safe distance away from the machine.
• Keep children out of the operating area. Never allow
children to operate the machine.
• Stop the machine and shut off the engine before servicing,
fueling, or unclogging the machine.
Improperly using or maintaining this machine can result
in injury. To reduce the potential for injury, comply with
these safety instructions and always pay attention to the
safety-alert symbol, which means Caution, Warning, or
Danger—personal safety instruction. Failure to comply with
these instructions may result in personal injury or death.
You can find additional items of safety information in their
respective sections throughout this manual.
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Slope Indicator
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Figure 4
This page may be copied for personal use.
1. The maximum slope you can safely operate the machine on is 15 degrees. Use the slope chart to determine the degree of slope
of hills before operating. Do not operate this machine on a slope greater than 15 degrees. Fold along the appropriate line
to match the recommended slope.
2. Align this edge with a vertical surface, a tree, building, fence pole, etc.
3. Example of how to compare slope with folded edge
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Safety and Instructional Decals
Safety decals and instructions are easily visible to the operator and are located near any area of potential
danger. Replace any decal that is damaged or missing.
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Manufacturer's Mark
1. Indicates the blade is identified as a part from the original
machine manufacturer.
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Battery Symbols
Some or all of these symbols are on your battery.
1. Explosion hazard
6. Keep bystanders a safe
distance away from the
battery.
2. No fire, open flame, or
smoking
7. Wear eye protection;
explosive gases can
cause blindness and other
injuries.
3. Caustic liquid/chemical
burn hazard
4. Wear eye protection.
8. Battery acid can cause
blindness or severe burns.
9. Flush eyes immediately
with water and get medical
help fast.
5. Read the Operator's
Manual.
10. Contains lead; do not
discard.
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1. Bypass lever position for
pushing the machine
2. Bypass lever position for
operating the machine
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1. Read the Operator's Manual before adding weight to the
bucket.
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1. Oil drain
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1. Thrown object
hazard—keep bystanders
away from the machine.
3. Severing hazard of hand
or foot—keep away from
moving parts.
2. Thrown object hazard,
raised baffle—do not
operate the machine with
an open deck; use a
bagger or a baffle.
4. Entanglement
hazard—keep away
from moving parts; keep
all guards and shields in
place.
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1. Engine
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1. Warning—thrown object
hazard; keep the deflector
shield in place.
2. Cutting hazard of hand or
foot, mower blade—keep
away from moving parts.
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1. Transport—lock
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1. Read the Operator's
Manual.
2. Transport—unlock
3. Remove the key from the
key switch and read the
Operator's Manual before
performing maintenance.
2. Height-of-cut selection
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3. Height of cut
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1. Trim—slow
2. Tow—medium
3. Mow—fast
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5. Tipping hazard—do not use on slopes near open water; do
not use on slopes greater than 15°.
1. Warning—read the Operator's Manual.
2. Ramp hazard—do not use dual ramps when loading onto a
6. Cutting and pinch hazard—keep away from moving parts;
trailer; use 1 ramp wide enough for the machine; use a ramp
keep all guards and shields in place.
with a slope less than 15°; back up the ramp when loading the
machine and drive forward off the ramp when unloading.
3. Thrown object hazard—keep bystanders a safe distance
away from the machine, pick up debris before operating, and
keep the deflector shield down.
7. Warning—before performing maintenance, read the
Operator's Manual; engage the parking brake, remove the
key from the key switch, and disconnect the spark plug.
4. Bodily harm hazard—do not carry passengers; look behind
you when mowing in reverse.
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1. Fast
4. PTO disengage
2. Slow
5. PTO engage
3. Choke
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1. Fast
2. Slow
4. Reverse
5. Parking brake disengaged
1. Check the tire pressure
every 25 operating hours.
4. Check the tire pressure
every 25 operating hours.
3. Neutral
6. Parking brake engaged
2. Engine oil
5. Read the Operator's
Manual before performing
maintenance.
3. Check the tire pressure
every 25 operating hours.
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1. Fast
2. Slow
3. Neutral
4. Reverse
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Controls
Product Overview
Become familiar with all controls in Figure 6 and Figure 7
before you start the engine and operate the machine.
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Figure 6
1. Hour meter
4. Key switch
2. Throttle control
3. Choke control
5. PTO switch
6. 12 V power point
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Figure 5
1. Deck-lift pedal
7. Engine
2. Height-of-cut pin
8. Fuel cap
3. Smart Speed™ lever
9. Mower deck
4. Height-of-cut
lever/transport lock
10. Anti-scalp roller
5. Motion-control lever
6. Controls
11. Caster wheel
12. Parking-brake lever
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Figure 7
1. Fuel gauge
Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge displays the amount of fuel in the tank (Figure
7).
Throttle Control
The throttle controls the engine speed, and it has a
continuous-variable setting from the SLOW to FAST position
(Figure 6).
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Choke Control
Blade-Control Switch (Power Takeoff)
Use the choke control to start a cold engine. Pull the choke
control to engage it. Push the choke control to disengage it.
The blade-control switch (PTO) engages and disengages
power to the mower blades (Figure 6).
Hour Meter
Height-of-Cut Lever
The hour meter records the number of hours the engine has
operated. It operates when the engine is running. Use these
times for scheduling regular maintenance (Figure 6).
The height-of-cut lever works with the foot pedal to lock the
deck in a specific cutting height. Adjust the height of cut only
when machine is not moving (Figure 5).
Motion-Control Levers
Attachments/Accessories
The motion-control levers are speed-sensitive controls of
independent wheel motors. Moving a lever forward or
backward turns the wheel on the same side forward or
in reverse; wheel speed is proportional to the amount the
lever is moved. Move the control levers outward from the
center to the NEUTRAL-LOCK position and exit the machine
(Figure 5). Always position the motion-control levers into
the NEUTRAL-LOCK position when you stop the machine
or leave it unattended.
A selection of Toro approved attachments and accessories is
available for use with the machine to enhance and expand
its capabilities. Contact your Authorized Service Dealer or
Distributor or go to www.Toro.com for a list of all approved
attachments and accessories.
Parking-Brake Lever
The parking-brake lever is located on left side of the console
(Figure 5). The brake lever engages a parking brake on the
drive wheels.
To engage the parking brake, pull up the lever until it latches
into the detent slot.
To disengage the parking brake, pull the lever out of the
detent slot and toward you, then push it down.
Foot Pedal Deck-Lift System
The foot pedal deck-lift system allows you to lower and raise
the deck from the seated position. You can use the foot pedal
to lift the deck briefly to avoid obstacles or lock the deck in
the highest height of cut or transport position (Figure 5).
Smart Speed™ Control System Lever
The Smart Speed™ Control-System lever, located below the
operating position, gives you a choice to drive the machine at
3 speed ranges— trim, tow, and mow (Figure 25).
12 V Power Point
Use the power point to power 12 V accessories (Figure 6).
Important: When not using the 12 V power point, insert
the rubber plug to prevent damage to the power point.
Key Switch
Use this switch to start the mower engine. It has 3 positions:
START, RUN, and OFF.
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Operation
• Do not operate the machine without the entire exhaust
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine
from the normal operating position.
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Before Operation
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Before Operation Safety
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General Safety
• Never allow children or untrained people to operate or
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service the machine. Local regulations may restrict the
age of the operator. The owner is responsible for training
all operators and mechanics.
Become familiar with the safe operation of the equipment,
operator controls, and safety signs.
Know how to stop the machine and shut off the engine
quickly.
Check that operator-presence controls, safety switches,
and shields are attached and functioning properly. Do not
operate the machine unless they are functioning properly.
Before mowing, always inspect the machine to ensure that
the blades, blade bolts, and cutting assemblies are in good
working condition. Replace worn or damaged blades and
bolts in sets to preserve balance.
Inspect the area where you will use the machine and
remove all objects that the machine could throw.
Evaluate the terrain to determine the appropriate
equipment and any attachments or accessories required to
operate the machine properly and safely.
Recommended Fuel
• For best results, use only clean, fresh (less than 30 days
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Fuel Safety
• To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme
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system in place and in proper working condition.
Keep the fuel-dispenser nozzle in contact with the rim of
the fuel tank or container opening at all times until fueling
is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
If you spill fuel on your clothing, change your clothing
immediately. Wipe up any fuel that spills.
Never overfill the fuel tank. Replace the fuel cap and
tighten it securely.
Store fuel in an approved container and keep it out of the
reach of children. Never buy more than a 30-day supply
of fuel.
Do not fill the fuel tank completely full. Add fuel to the
fuel tank until the level is 6 to 13 mm (1/4 to 1/2 inch)
below the bottom of the filler neck. This empty space in
the tank allows fuel to expand.
– Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors.
– Keep your face away from the nozzle and fuel tank
opening.
– Avoid contact with skin; wash off spills with soap and
water.
care in handling fuel. Fuel vapors are flammable and
explosive.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources
of ignition.
Use only an approved fuel container.
Do not remove the fuel cap or add fuel to the fuel tank
while the engine is running or while hot.
Do not refuel the machine indoors.
Do not store the machine or fuel container where there
is an open flame, spark, or pilot light, such as on a water
heater or on other appliances.
Do not fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or
trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on
the ground, away from your vehicle before filling.
Remove the equipment from the truck or trailer and
refuel it while it is on the ground. If this is not possible,
then refuel from a portable container rather than a
fuel-dispenser nozzle.
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old), unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 or
higher ((R+M)/2 rating method).
Ethanol: Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol (gasohol)
or 15% MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) by volume
is acceptable. Ethanol and MTBE are not the same.
Gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15) by volume is not
approved for use. Never use gasoline that contains
more than 10% ethanol by volume, such as E15
(contains 15% ethanol), E20 (contains 20% ethanol), or
E85 (contains up to 85% ethanol). Using unapproved
gasoline may cause performance problems and/or engine
damage which may not be covered under warranty.
Do not use gasoline containing methanol.
Do not store fuel either in the fuel tank or fuel containers
over the winter unless you use a fuel stabilizer.
Do not add oil to gasoline.
Using Stabilizer/Conditioner
Use a fuel stabilizer/conditioner in the machine to provide
the following benefits:
• Keeps fuel fresh during storage of 90 days or less (drain
the fuel tank when storing the machine for more than
90 days)
• Cleans the engine while it runs
• Eliminates gum-like varnish buildup in the fuel system,
which causes hard starting
Important: Do not use fuel additives containing
methanol or ethanol.
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Breaking in a New Machine
Add the correct amount of fuel stabilizer/conditioner
to the fuel.
New engines take time to develop full power. Mower decks
and drive systems have higher friction when new, placing
additional load on the engine. Allow 40 to 50 hours of
break-in time for new machines to develop full power and
best performance.
Note: A fuel stabilizer/conditioner is most effective
when mixed with fresh fuel. To minimize the chance of
varnish deposits in the fuel system, use fuel stabilizer at
all times.
Think Safety First
Filling the Fuel Tank
Please read all safety instructions and symbols in the safety
section. Knowing this information could help you or
bystanders avoid injury.
1. Park the machine on a level surface.
2. Engage the parking brake.
3. Shut off the engine and remove the key.
DANGER
4. Clean around the fuel-tank cap.
Operating the machine on wet grass or steep slopes
can cause sliding and loss of control.
• Do not operate on slopes greater than 15 degrees.
• Reduce speed and use extreme caution on
slopes.
• Do not operate the machine near water.
5. Fill the fuel tank until the fuel gauge reads at the full
mark (Figure 8).
Note: Do not fill the fuel tank completely full. The
empty space in the tank allows the fuel to expand.
DANGER
Wheels dropping over edges can cause rollovers,
which may result in serious injury, death, or
drowning.
Do not operate the machine near drop-offs.
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Figure 9
1. Safe Zone—use the
machine here on slopes
less than 15 degrees or
flat areas.
2. Danger Zone—use a
walk-behind mower and/or
a hand trimmer on slopes
greater than 15 degrees
and near drop-offs or
water.
Checking the Engine-Oil Level
Before you start the engine and use the machine, check
the oil level in the engine crankcase; refer to Checking the
Engine-Oil Level (page 13).
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3. Water
1. Sit on the seat, engage the parking brake, and move the
blade-control switch (PTO) to the ON position. Try
starting the engine; the engine should not crank.
CAUTION
This machine produces sound levels in excess of
85 dBA at the operator’s ear and can cause hearing
loss through extended periods of exposure.
2. Sit on the seat, engage the parking brake, and move the
blade-control switch (PTO) to the OFF position. Move
either motion-control lever (out of the NEUTRAL-LOCK
position). Try starting the engine; the engine should
not crank. Repeat for other control lever.
Wear hearing protection when operating this
machine.
Use protective equipment for your eyes, ears, hands, feet,
and head.
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3. Sit on the seat, engage the parking brake, move the
blade-control switch (PTO) to the OFF position, and
move the motion-control levers to the NEUTRAL-LOCK
position. Start the engine. While the engine is running,
release the parking brake, engage the blade-control
switch (PTO), and rise slightly from the seat; the engine
should shut off.
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4. Sit on the seat, engage the parking brake, move the
blade-control switch (PTO) to the OFF position, and
move the motion-control levers to NEUTRAL-LOCK
position. Start the engine. While the engine is running,
center either motion-control lever and move it forward
or reverse; the engine should shut off. Repeat for other
motion-control lever.
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1. Wear eye protection.
2. Wear hearing protection.
Using the Safety-Interlock
System
5. Sit on the seat, disengage the parking brake, move the
blade-control switch (PTO) to the OFF position, and
move the motion-control levers to NEUTRAL-LOCK
position. Try starting the engine; the engine should
not crank.
WARNING
If the safety-interlock switches are disconnected or
damaged, the machine could operate unexpectedly,
causing personal injury.
• Do not tamper with the interlock switches.
• Check the operation of the interlock switches
daily and replace any damaged switches before
operating the machine.
Positioning the Seat
The seat moves forward and backward. Position the seat
where you have the best control of the machine and are most
comfortable.
To adjust, move the lever sideways to unlock the seat (Figure
11).
Understanding the Safety-Interlock
System
The safety-interlock system is designed to prevent the engine
from starting unless:
• The blade-control switch (PTO) is disengaged.
• The motion-control levers are in the NEUTRAL-LOCK
position.
• The parking brake is engaged.
The safety-interlock system also is designed to shut off
the engine whenever the control levers are out of the
NEUTRAL-LOCK position and you rise from the seat.
Testing the Safety-Interlock System
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
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Test the safety-interlock system before you use the machine
each time. If the safety system does not operate as described
below, have an Authorized Service Dealer repair the safety
system immediately.
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Adjusting the Motion-Control
Levers
During Operation
During Operation Safety
Adjusting the Height
General Safety
You can adjust the motion-control levers higher or lower for
maximum comfort (Figure 12).
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Adjusting the Tilt
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You can adjust the motion-control levers forward or rearward
for your comfort.
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1. Loosen the upper bolt holding the control lever to the
control-arm shaft.
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2. Loosen the lower bolt just enough to pivot the control
lever forward or rearward (Figure 12).
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3. Tighten both bolts to secure the control lever in the
new position.
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4. Repeat the adjustment for the other control lever.
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accidents that may cause personal injury or property
damage.
Wear appropriate clothing, including eye protection;
slip-resistant, substantial footwear; and hearing
protection. Tie back long hair and do not wear jewelry.
Do not operate the machine while ill, tired, or under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
Never carry passengers on the machine and keep
bystanders and pets away from the machine during
operation.
Operate the machine only in good visibility to avoid holes
or hidden hazards.
Avoid mowing on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause the machine to slide.
Ensure that all drives are in neutral, the parking brake
is engaged, and you are in the operating position before
you start the engine.
Keep your hands and feet away from the cutting units.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
Look behind and down before backing up to be sure of
a clear path.
Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees,
or other objects that may obscure your vision.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments.
The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel goes
over the edge or if the edge gives way.
Stop the blades whenever you are not mowing.
Stop the machine and inspect the blades after striking an
object or if there is an abnormal vibration in the machine.
Make all necessary repairs before resuming operation.
Slow down and use caution when making turns and
crossing roads and sidewalks with the machine. Always
yield the right-of-way.
Disengage the drive to the cutting unit and shut off the
engine before adjusting the height of cut (unless you can
adjust it from the operating position).
Never run an engine in an area where exhaust gases are
enclosed.
Never leave a running machine unattended.
Before leaving the operating position (including to empty
the catchers or to unclog the chute), do the following:
– Stop the machine on level ground.
– Disengage the power take-off and lower the
attachments.
– Engage the parking brake.
– Shut off the engine and remove the key.
Operating the Parking Brake
– Wait for all moving parts to stop.
• Do not operate the machine when there is the risk of
Always engage the parking brake when you stop the machine
or leave it unattended.
lightning.
• Do not use the machine as a towing vehicle.
Engaging the Parking Brake
• Do not change the governor speed or overspeed the
engine.
WARNING
• Use accessories and attachments approved by Toro only.
The parking brake may not hold the machine
parked on a slope and could cause personal injury
or property damage.
Slope Safety
• Slow down the machine and use extra care on hillsides.
Travel up and down on hillsides. Turf conditions can
affect the stability of the machine.
Do not park on slopes unless the wheels are
chocked or blocked.
• Avoid turning the machine on slopes. If you must turn the
To engage the parking brake, pull up the parking brake until it
latches into the detent slot (Figure 13).
machine, turn it slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not turn the machine sharply. Use care when reversing
the machine.
• Use extra care while operating the machine with
attachments; they can affect the stability of the machine.
• A 2–post ROPS (Rollover Protection System) is available
for the machine as an accessory. A ROPS is recommended
if you will be mowing next to drop-offs, near water, or on
steep banks which could result in a rollover. Contact an
Authorized Service Dealer for more details.
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Figure 13
1. Pull up the parking brake.
Disengaging the Parking Brake
To disengage the parking brake, pull the lever out of the
detent slot and toward you, then push it down (Figure 14).
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Figure 14
1. Push the parking brake
out of the detent slot and
toward you.
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2. Push the parking brake
down.
Operating the Mower
Blade-Control Switch (PTO)
Operating the Throttle
You can move the throttle control between the FAST and
SLOW positions (Figure 18).
The blade-control switch (PTO) starts and stops the mower
blades and any powered attachments.
Always use the FAST position when turning on the mower
deck with the blade-control switch (PTO).
Engaging the Blade-Control Switch
(PTO)
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Figure 18
Figure 15
Note: Always engage the blades with the throttle in the FAST
position (Figure 16).
Operating the Choke
Use the choke to start a cold engine.
1. If the engine is cold, use the choke to start the engine.
2. Pull up on the choke knob to engage the choke before
using the key switch (Figure 19).
3. Push down on the choke to disengage the choke after
the engine has started (Figure 19).
1
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Figure 16
Disengaging the Blade-Control Switch
(PTO)
2
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Figure 19
Figure 17
1. ON position
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2. OFF position
Starting and Shutting Off the
Engine
Operating the Key Switch
1. Turn the key to the START position (Figure 20).
Note: When the engines starts, release the key.
Starting the Engine
Important: Do not engage starter for more than 5
seconds at a time. If the engine fails to start, allow
a 15 second cool-down period between attempts.
Failure to follow these instructions can burn out
the starter motor.
Note: A warm or hot engine may not require choking.
Important: Do not engage the starter for more than
5 seconds at a time. Engaging the starter motor for
more than 5 seconds can damage the starter motor. If
the engine fails to start, wait 10 seconds before operating
the engine starter again.
Note: You may need multiple attempts to start the
engine when you start it the first time after the fuel
system has been without fuel completely.
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Figure 20
2. Turn the key to shut off the engine.
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Figure 21
Shutting Off the Engine
1. Disengage the blades by moving the blade-control
switch to the OFF position (Figure 19).
2. Move the throttle lever to the FAST position.
3. Turn the key to the OFF position and remove the key.
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Driving Forward
Using the Motion-Control
Levers
Note: The engine stops when you move the traction-control
with the parking brake engaged.
To stop, pull the motion-control levers to the NEUTRAL
position.
1. Disengage the parking brake; refer to Disengaging the
Parking Brake (page 16).
2. Move the levers to the center, unlocked position.
3. To go forward, slowly push the motion-control levers
forward (Figure 23).
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Figure 22
1. Motion-control
lever—NEUTRAL-LOCK
position
4. Backward
2. Center, unlocked position
5. Front of machine
3. Forward
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Figure 23
Driving the Machine
The drive wheels turn independently, powered by hydraulic
motors on each axle. You can turn 1 side in reverse while you
turn the other forward, causing the machine to spin rather
than turn. This greatly improves the machine maneuverability
but may require sometime for you to adapt to how it moves.
The throttle control regulates the engine speed as measured
in rpm (revolutions per minute). Place the throttle control in
the FAST position for best performance. Always operate in
the full throttle position when mowing.
CAUTION
The machine can spin very rapidly, which may
cause you to lose control of machine, resulting in
personal injury or damage to machine.
• Use caution when making turns.
• Slow the machine down before making sharp
turns.
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Driving Backward
Using the Smart SpeedTM
Control System
1. Move the levers to the center, unlocked position.
2. To go backward, slowly pull the motion-control levers
rearward (Figure 24).
The Smart Speed TM Control-System lever, located below the
operating position (Figure 25), gives the operator a choice
to drive the machine at 3 ground speed ranges—trim, tow,
and mow.
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Figure 25
1. Smart-speed lever
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To change speeds, do the following:
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Figure 24
1. Move the motion-control levers to neutral and outward
to the NEUTRAL-LOCK position.
2. Disengage the blade-control switch.
3. Adjust the lever to the desired position.
The following are only recommendations for use.
Adjustments vary by grass type, moisture content, and the
height of the grass.
Suggested
uses:
Trim
Parking
X
Heavy, wet
grass
X
Training
X
Tow
Bagging
X
Mulching
X
Mow
Normal
mowing
X
Transport
X
Trim
This is the lowest speed. The suggested uses for this speed
are as follows:
• Parking
• Heavy, wet grass mowing conditions
• Training
Tow
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Adjusting the Height of Cut
This is the medium speed. The suggested uses for this speed
are as follows:
• Bagging
• Mulching
The machine is equipped with a foot pedal deck-lift system.
The operator can use the foot pedal to lift the deck briefly to
avoid obstacles or lock the deck in the highest height of cut
or transport position. The operator can use the height-of-cut
lever with the foot pedal to lock the deck in a specific cutting
height.
Mow
This is the fastest speed. The suggested uses for this speed
are as follows:
• Normal mowing
• Transporting the machine
Using the Foot Pedal Deck-Lift System
• Press the deck-lift pedal down to raise the deck; continue
to press the pedal until the deck locks in the transport
position (Figure 26).
Stopping the Machine
• Push on the deck-lift pedal with your foot and pull the
To stop the machine, move the traction-control levers to
neutral, and then move them to the locked position, disengage
the blade-control switch (PTO), and turn the key to the OFF
position.
transport lock handle rearward to disengage the transport
lock (Figure 26).
Engage the parking brake when you leave the machine; refer
to Engaging the Parking Brake (page 16). Remember to
remove the key from the key switch.
CAUTION
Children or bystanders may be injured if they
move or attempt to operate the machine while it is
unattended.
Always remove the key and engage the parking
brake when leaving the machine unattended, even
if just for a few minutes.
Using the Side Discharge
The mower has a hinged grass deflector that disperses
clippings to the side and down toward the turf.
DANGER
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Figure 26
Transport Lock Position
Without a grass deflector, discharge cover, or a
complete grass-catcher assembly mounted in
place, you and others are exposed to blade contact
and thrown debris. Contact with rotating mower
blade(s) and thrown debris will cause injury or
death.
• Never remove the grass deflector from the mower
because the grass deflector routes material down
toward the turf. If the grass deflector is ever
damaged, replace it immediately.
• Never put your hands or feet under the mower.
• Never try to clear the discharge area or mower
blades unless you move the blade-control switch
(PTO) to the OFF position, rotate the key to the
OFF position, and remove the key.
• Make sure that the grass deflector is in the down
position.
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Adjusting the Height of Cut
Adjusting the Anti-Scalp
Rollers
You can adjust the height of cut from 38 to 114 mm (1-1/2
to 4-1/2 inches) in 6 mm (1/4 inch) increments by relocating
the height-of-cut pin into different hole locations.
Whenever you change the height-of-cut, it is recommended
to adjust the height of the anti-scalp rollers.
1. Push on the deck-lift pedal with your foot and raise
the mower deck to the transport-lock position (also
the 114 mm (4-1/2 inches) cutting height position) as
shown in Figure 27.
1. Disengage the blade-control switch (PTO), move the
motion-control levers to the NEUTRAL-LOCK position,
and engage the parking brake.
2. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
2. To adjust, remove the pin from the height-of-cut
bracket (Figure 27).
3. Select a hole in the height-of-cut system corresponding
to the desired height of cut and insert the pin (Figure
27).
3. Adjust the anti-scalp rollers as shown in Figure 28.
4. Push on the deck-lift pedal with your foot and pull
the handle rearward to disengage the transport lock
(Figure 26).
5. Lower the deck slowly until the lever makes contact
with the pin.
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Figure 28
1. Anti-scalp roller
4. Flange nut
2. Spacer
5. Bolt
3. Bushing
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Figure 27
1. Deck-lift pedal
3. Pin
2. Handle
4. Height-of-cut positions
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Using Attachments and
Accessories
Operating Tips
Using the Fast Throttle Setting
Use only Toro approved attachments and accessories.
For best mowing and maximum air circulation, operate the
engine at the FAST position. Air is required to thoroughly cut
grass clippings, so do not set the height-of-cut so low as to
totally surround the mower in uncut grass. Always try to have
1 side of the mower free from uncut grass, which allows air
to be drawn into the mower.
If you attach a bucket to the engine guard, use a nylon strap
to secure it.
Important: If you are carrying more than 4.5 kg (10 lb)
in a bucket attached to the engine guard, you should
equip your machine with the Bucket-Support Kit.
Contact your authorized Toro service dealer.
Cutting a Lawn for the First Time
Cut grass slightly longer than normal to ensure that the
cutting height of the mower does not scalp any uneven
ground. However, the cutting height used in the past is
generally the best one to use. When cutting grass longer than
15 cm (6 inches) tall, you may want to cut the lawn twice to
ensure an acceptable quality of cut.
Cutting a Third of the Grass Blade
It is best to cut only about a third of the grass blade. Cutting
more than that is not recommended unless grass is sparse, or
it is late fall when grass grows more slowly.
Alternating the Mowing Direction
Alternate the mowing direction to keep the grass standing
straight. This also helps disperse clippings which enhances
decomposition and fertilization.
Mowing at Correct Intervals
Grass grows at different rates at different times of the year.
To maintain the same cutting height, mow more often in early
spring. As the grass growth rate slows in mid summer, mow
less frequently. If you cannot mow for an extended period,
first mow at a high cutting height, then mow again 2 days
later at a lower height setting.
Using a Slower Cutting Speed
To improve cut quality, use a slower ground speed in certain
conditions.
Avoiding Cutting Too Low
When mowing uneven turf, raise the cutting height to avoid
scalping the turf.
Stopping the Machine
If you must stop the forward motion of the machine while
mowing, a clump of grass clippings may drop onto your
lawn. To avoid this, move onto a previously cut area with the
blades engaged or you can disengage the mower deck while
moving forward.
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Keeping the Underside of the Mower
Clean
After Operation
Clean clippings and dirt from the underside of the mower
after each use. If grass and dirt build up inside the mower,
cutting quality will eventually become unsatisfactory.
After Operation Safety
General Safety
Maintaining the Blade(s)
• Clean grass and debris from the cutting units, mufflers,
and engine compartment to help prevent fires. Clean up
oil or fuel spills.
Maintain a sharp blade throughout the cutting season because
a sharp blade cuts cleanly without tearing or shredding the
grass blades. Tearing and shredding turns grass brown at
the edges, which slows growth and increases the chance of
disease. Check the mower blades after each use for sharpness,
and for any wear or damage. File down any nicks and sharpen
the blades as necessary. If a blade is damaged or worn, replace
it immediately with a genuine Toro replacement blade.
• Shut off the fuel before storing or transporting the
machine.
• Disengage the drive to the attachment whenever you are
transporting or not using the machine.
• Use full-width ramps for loading the machine into a
trailer or truck.
• Tie the machine down securely using straps, chains, cable,
or ropes. Both front and rear straps should be directed
down and outward from the machine.
• Allow the engine to cool before storing the machine in
any enclosure.
• Never store the machine or fuel container where there is
an open flame, spark, or pilot light, such as on a water
heater or on other appliances.
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Pushing the Machine by Hand
lighting, and marking as required by law. Please carefully read
all the safety instructions. Knowing this information could
help you, your family, pets, or bystanders avoid injury.
Important: Always push the machine by hand. Do not
tow the machine, because damage may occur.
WARNING
Pushing the Machine
Driving on the street or roadway without
turn signals, lights, reflective markings, or a
slow-moving-vehicle emblem is dangerous and can
lead to accidents, causing personal injury.
1. Park the machine on a level surface, and disengage the
blade-control switch.
2. Engage the parking brake, shut off the engine, and
wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the
operating position.
Do not drive the machine on a public street or
roadway.
3. Locate the bypass levers on the frame on both sides of
the engine.
1. If you are using a trailer, connect it to the towing
vehicle and connect the safety chains.
4. Move the bypass levers forward through the key hole
and down to lock them in place (Figure 29).
2. If applicable, connect the trailer brakes.
Note: Do this for each lever.
3. Load the machine onto the trailer or truck.
5. Disengage the parking brake.
4. Shut off the engine, remove the key, set the brake, and
close the fuel valve.
Note: Do not start the machine.
5. Tie down the machine near the front caster wheels and
the rear bumper (Figure 30).
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Figure 30
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Figure 29
1. Bypass lever
3. Lever position for
operating the machine
2. Lever position for pushing
the machine
Operating the Machine
Move the bypass levers rearward through the keyhole and
down to lock them in place as shown in Figure 29.
Note: Do this for each lever.
Transporting the Machine
Use a heavy-duty trailer or truck to transport the machine.
Ensure that the trailer or truck has all necessary brakes,
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Loading the Machine
1
Use extreme caution when loading or unloading machines
onto a trailer or a truck. Use a full-width ramp that is wider
than the machine for this procedure. Back up the ramp and
drive forward down the ramp (Figure 31).
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Figure 31
1. Back the machine up the
ramp.
2
2. Drive the machine forward
down the ramp.
Important: Do not use narrow individual ramps for
each side of the machine.
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WARNING
Loading a machine onto a trailer or truck increases
the possibility of tip-over and could cause serious
injury or death (Figure 32).
• Use extreme caution when operating a machine
on a ramp.
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Figure 32
• Use only a full-width ramp; do not use individual
ramps for each side of the machine.
• Do not exceed a 15-degree angle between the
ramp and the ground or between the ramp and
the trailer or truck.
• Ensure that the length of ramp is at least 4 times
as long as the height of the trailer or truck bed
to the ground. This ensures that the ramp angle
does not exceed 15 degrees on flat ground.
• Back up ramps and drive forward down ramps.
• Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration while
driving the machine on a ramp as this could
cause a loss of control or a tip-over situation.
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1. Full-width ramp in stowed
position
4. Ramp is at least 4 times
as long as the height of
the trailer or truck bed to
the ground
2. Side view of full-width
ramp in loading position
5. H=height of the trailer or
truck bed to the ground
3. Not greater than
15 degrees
6. Trailer
Maintenance
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s)
Maintenance Service
Interval
Maintenance Procedure
After the first 5 hours
• Change the engine oil.
Before each use or daily
•
•
•
•
•
•
Check the safety-interlock system.
Check the air cleaner for dirty, loose, or damaged parts.
Check the engine-oil level.
Clean the air intake screen.
Inspect the blades.
Inspect the grass deflector for damage.
After each use
• Clean the mower-deck housing.
Every 25 hours
• Clean the air-cleaner foam element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).
• Check tire pressure.
• Check the belts for wear or cracks.
Every 100 hours
•
•
•
•
•
•
Every 200 hours
• Replace the air-cleaner paper element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).
• Replace the spark plug(s).
• Replace the in-line fuel filter.
Before storage
Replace the air-cleaner foam element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).
Service the air-cleaner paper element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).
Change the engine oil (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).
Change the oil filter (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).
Check the spark plug(s).
Check the in-line fuel filter.
• Charge the battery and disconnect the battery cables.
• Perform all maintenance procedures listed above before storage.
• Paint any chipped surfaces.
CAUTION
If you leave the key in the key switch, someone could accidently start the engine and seriously injure
you or other bystanders.
Remove the key from the key switch before you perform any maintenance.
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Pre-Maintenance
Procedures
Engine Maintenance
Maintenance and Storage
Safety
Contact with hot surfaces may cause personal
injury.
WARNING
Keep your hands, feet, face, clothing, and other
body parts away the muffler and other hot surfaces.
• Before repairing the machine do the following:
– Disengage the drives.
Engine Safety
– Engage the parking brake.
– Shut off the engine and remove the key.
Shut off the engine before checking the oil or adding oil to
the crankcase.
– Disconnect the spark-plug wire.
• Park the machine on a level surface.
Servicing the Air Cleaner
• Clean grass and debris from the cutting unit, drives,
mufflers, and engine to help prevent fires.
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
• Clean up oil or fuel spills.
Note: Service the air cleaner more frequently (every few
hours) if operating conditions are extremely dusty or sandy.
• Let the engine cool before storing the machine.
• Do not store the machine or fuel near flames or drain
Removing the Elements
the fuel indoors.
• Do not allow untrained personnel to service the machine.
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade-control switch (PTO).
• Use jack stands to support the machine and/or
2. Engage the parking brake, shut off the engine, remove
the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before
leaving the operating position.
components when required.
• Carefully release pressure from components with stored
energy.
3. Clean around the air-cleaner cover to prevent dirt from
getting into the engine and causing damage.
• Disconnect the battery or remove the spark-plug wire
before making any repairs. Disconnect the negative
terminal first and the positive terminal last. Connect the
positive terminal first and negative last.
4. Lift the cover and rotate the air-cleaner assembly out
of the engine (Figure 33).
• Use care when checking the blades. Wrap the blade(s)
or wear thickly padded gloves, and use caution when
servicing them. Only replace blades; do not straighten
or weld them.
• Keep your hands and feet away from moving parts.
If possible, do not make adjustments with the engine
running.
• Keep all parts in good working condition and all hardware
tightened, especially the blade-attachment bolts. Replace
all worn or damaged decals.
• Never interfere with the intended function of a safety
device or reduce the protection provided by a safety
device. Check their proper operation regularly.
• To ensure optimum performance and continued safety
certification of the machine, use only genuine Toro
replacement parts and accessories. Replacement parts
and accessories made by other manufacturers could be
dangerous, and such use could void the product warranty.
• Check the parking brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
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Servicing the Paper Element
Service Interval: Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes
first)—Service the air-cleaner paper
element (more often in dusty, dirty
conditions).
Every 200 hours/Every 2 years (whichever comes
first)—Replace the air-cleaner paper element (more
often in dusty, dirty conditions).
1. Lightly tap the element on a flat surface to remove dust
and dirt.
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2. Inspect the element for tears, an oily film, and damage
to the seal.
Important: Do not clean the paper element
with pressurized air or liquids, such as solvent,
gasoline, or kerosene. Replace the paper element
if it is damaged or cannot be cleaned thoroughly.
Servicing the Engine Oil
Oil Type: Detergent oil (API service SF, SG, SH, SJ, or SL)
Crankcase Capacity: with filter—2.4 L (2.5 US qt)
Viscosity: See the table below.
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SAE 30
Figure 33
SAE 5W -30, 10W -30
5. Remove the foam element from the paper element
(Figure 34).
SYNTHETIC 5W -20, 5W -30, 10W -30
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Figure 35
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Checking the Engine-Oil Level
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Figure 34
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
Note: Check the oil when the engine is cold.
Servicing the Foam Element
WARNING
Service Interval: Every 25 hours/Monthly (whichever
comes first)—Clean the air-cleaner foam
element (more often in dusty, dirty
conditions).
Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes
first)—Replace the air-cleaner foam element (more
often in dusty, dirty conditions).
Contact with hot surfaces may cause personal
injury.
Keep your hands, feet, face, clothing, and other
body parts away the muffler and other hot surfaces.
Important: If you overfill or underfill the engine
crankcase with oil and run the engine, you may damage
the engine.
Wash the foam element with water and replace the foam
element if it is damaged.
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Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter
1. Park the machine on a level surface, disengage the
blade-control switch, shut off the engine, engage
parking brake, and remove the key.
Service Interval: After the first 5 hours/After the first
month (whichever comes first)—Change
the engine oil.
2. Make sure that the engine is shut off, level, and is cool,
so that the oil has had time to drain into the sump.
Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes
first)—Change the engine oil (more often in dusty,
dirty conditions).
3. To keep dirt, grass clippings, etc., out of the engine,
clean the area around the oil-fill cap and dipstick before
removing it (Figure 36).
Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes
first)—Change the oil filter (more often in dusty, dirty
conditions).
4. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
Note: Change the engine-oil filter more frequently when
operating conditions are extremely dusty or sandy.
Note: Dispose of the used oil at a recycling center.
1. Park the machine on a level surface to ensure that the
oil drains completely.
2. Disengage the PTO and ensure that the parking brake
is engaged.
3. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
4. Drain the engine oil.
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Figure 36
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5. Change the engine-oil filter (Figure 38).
Note: Ensure that the oil-filter gasket touches the
engine and then turn the filter an extra 3/4 turn.
A
B
C
D
E
F
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A
B
C
D
E
3/4
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Figure 38
6. Slowly pour approximately 80% of the specified oil
into the filler tube and slowly add the additional oil to
bring it to the Full mark (Figure 39).
F
G
H
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Figure 37
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Removing the Spark Plug
1. Disengage the PTO and ensure that the parking brake
is engaged.
2. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
A
B
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Figure 40
Note: Due to the deep recess around the spark plug,
blowing out the cavity with compressed air is the most
effective method for cleaning. The spark plug is most
accessible when the blower housing is removed for
cleaning.
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Figure 39
Checking the Spark Plug
Servicing the Spark Plug
Important: Do not clean the spark plug(s). Always
replace the spark plug(s) when it has: a black coating,
worn electrodes, an oily film, or cracks.
Service Interval: Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes
first)—Check the spark plug(s).
If you see light brown or gray on the insulator, the engine is
operating properly. A black coating on the insulator usually
means the air cleaner is dirty.
Every 200 hours/Every 2 years (whichever comes
first)—Replace the spark plug(s).
Make sure that the air gap between the center and side
electrodes is correct before installing the spark plug. Use
a spark-plug wrench for removing and installing the spark
plug(s) and a gapping tool/feeler gauge to check and adjust
the air gap. Install a new spark plug(s) if necessary.
Set the gap to 0.76 mm (0.03 inch).
A
B
Type: Champion® RN9YC or NGK® BPR6ES
Air gap: 0.76 mm (0.03 inch)
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Figure 41
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Installing the Spark Plug
Fuel System
Maintenance
Tighten the spark plug(s) to 25 to 30 N∙m (18.5 to 22.1 ft-lb).
B
A
DANGER
In certain conditions, fuel is extremely flammable
and highly explosive. A fire or explosion from fuel
can burn you, others, and can damage property.
C
25-30 N-m
18.5-22.1 ft-lb
• Perform any fuel-related maintenance when the
engine is cold. Do this outdoors in an open area.
Wipe up any fuel that spills.
D
• Never smoke when draining fuel, and stay away
from an open flame or where a spark may ignite
the fuel fumes.
Replacing the In-Line Fuel
Filter
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Figure 42
Service Interval: Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes
first)—Check the in-line fuel filter.
Cleaning the Cooling System
Every 200 hours/Every 2 years (whichever comes
first)—Replace the in-line fuel filter.
Clean the air intake screen from grass and debris before each
use.
Important: Never install a dirty filter if it is removed
from the fuel line.
1. Disengage the blade-control switch and apply the
parking brake.
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade-control switch.
2. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
2. Ensure that the brake is engaged, shut off the engine,
remove the key from the key switch, and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
3. Remove the air filter from the engine.
4. Remove the engine shroud.
5. To prevent debris entering the air intake, install the air
filter to the filter base.
6. Clean debris and grass from the parts.
7. Remove the air filter and install the engine shroud.
8. Install the air filter.
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Electrical System
Maintenance
Electrical System Safety
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• Disconnect the battery before repairing the machine.
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Disconnect the negative terminal first and the positive
last. Connect the positive terminal first and the negative
last.
• Charge the battery in an open, well-ventilated area, away
from sparks and flames. Unplug the charger before
connecting or disconnecting the battery. Wear protective
clothing and use insulated tools.
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Servicing the Battery
Removing the Battery
WARNING
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Battery terminals or metal tools could short against
metal machine components causing sparks. Sparks
can cause the battery gasses to explode, resulting
in personal injury.
Figure 43
• When removing or installing the battery, do not
allow the battery terminals to touch any metal
parts of the machine.
• Do not allow metal tools to short between
the battery terminals and metal parts of the
machine.
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade-control switch.
2. Ensure that the parking brake is engaged, shut off the
engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to
stop before leaving the operating position.
3. Loosen the 2 fasteners on the battery cover
counterclockwise 1/4 turn, and remove the battery
cover (Figure 44).
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Figure 44
1. Battery cover
2. Fasteners
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Figure 45
4. Disconnect the negative (black) ground cable from the
battery post (Figure 45).
1. Battery
5. Positive (+) battery post
Note: Retain all fasteners.
2. Negative (–) battery post
6. Terminal boot
3. Bolt, washer, and nut for
the negative (–) battery
post
7. Battery hold-down
WARNING
Incorrect battery-cable routing could damage
the machine and cables causing sparks.
Sparks can cause the battery gasses to
explode, resulting in personal injury.
4. Bolt, washer, and nut for
the positive (+) battery
post
• Always disconnect the negative (black)
battery cable before disconnecting the
positive (red) cable.
Charging the Battery
Service Interval: Before storage—Charge the battery and
disconnect the battery cables.
1. Remove the battery from the chassis; refer to Removing
the Battery (page 34).
2. Charge the battery for a minimum of 1 hour at 6 to
10 A.
• Always connect the positive (red) battery
cable before connecting the negative
(black) cable.
5. Slide the rubber cover up the positive (red) cable.
Note: Do not overcharge the battery.
3. When the battery is fully charged, unplug the charger
from the electrical outlet, then disconnect the charger
leads from the battery posts (Figure 46).
6. Disconnect the positive (red) cable from the battery
post (Figure 45).
Note: Retain all fasteners.
7. Remove the battery hold-down (Figure 45) and lift the
battery from the battery tray.
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Figure 46
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1. Positive (+) battery post
3. Red (+) charger lead
2. Negative (–) battery post
4. Black (–) charger lead
Installing the Battery
Servicing the Fuses
1. Position the battery in the tray (Figure 45).
The electrical system is protected by fuses. It requires
no maintenance; however, if a fuse blows, check the
component/circuit for a malfunction or short.
2. Using the fasteners previously removed, install the
positive (red) battery cable to the positive (+) battery
terminal.
Fuse type:
3. Using the fasteners previously removed, install the
negative battery cable to the negative (-) battery
terminal.
• Main—F1 (15 A, blade-type)
• Charge Circuit—F2 (25 A, blade-type)
4. Slide the red terminal boot onto the positive (red)
battery post.
To replace the Main (15 A) fuse, reach into the opening in
the side of the console, pull out the fuse, and installed a new
15 A fuse (Figure 47).
5. Secure the battery with the hold-down (Figure 45).
6. Install the battery cover by pushing down and
tightening the 2 fasteners clockwise (Figure 44).
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Figure 47
1. Main (15 A)
2. Console opening
To replace the Charge Circuit (25 A) fuse, locate the fuse to
the left of battery, pull out the fuse, and installed a new 25 A
fuse (Figure 48).
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Figure 48
1. Charge circuit (25 A)
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Drive System
Maintenance
Mower Maintenance
Checking the Tire Pressure
To ensure a superior quality of cut, keep the blades sharp. For
convenient sharpening and replacement, keep extra blades
on hand.
Servicing the Cutting Blades
Service Interval: Every 25 hours—Check tire pressure.
Blade Safety
Maintain the air pressure in the front and rear tires as
specified. Uneven tire pressure can cause uneven cut. Check
the pressure at the valve stem (Figure 49). Check the tires
when they are cold to get the most accurate pressure reading.
A worn or damaged blade can break, and a piece of the blade
could be thrown toward you or bystanders, resulting in serious
personal injury or death. Trying to repair a damaged blade
may result in discontinued safety certification of the product.
• Inspect the blades periodically for wear or damage.
• Use care when checking the blades. Wrap the blades or
wear gloves, and use caution when servicing the blades.
Only replace or sharpen the blades; never straighten or
weld them.
• On multi-bladed machines, take care as rotating 1 blade
can cause other blades to rotate.
Refer to the maximum pressure suggested by the tire
manufacturer on the sidewall of the caster wheel tires.
Inflate the front caster wheel tires to 103 kPa (15 psi).
Inflate the rear drive wheel tires to 90 kPa (13 psi).
Before Inspecting or Servicing the
Blades
1. Park the machine on a level surface, disengage the
blade-control switch (PTO), and engage the parking
brake.
2. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and disconnect the
spark-plug wires from the spark plugs.
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Figure 49
1. Valve stem
Inspecting the Blades
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
1. Inspect the cutting edges (Figure 50).
2. If the edges are not sharp or have nicks, remove and
sharpen the blade; refer to Sharpening the Blades (page
39).
3. Inspect the blades, especially in the curved area.
4. If you notice any cracks, wear, or a slot forming in this
area, immediately install a new blade (Figure 50).
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Figure 50
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1. Cutting edge
3. Wear/slot forming
2. Curved area
4. Crack
Checking for Bent Blades
Note: The machine must be on a level surface for the
following procedure.
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1. Raise the mower deck to the highest height-of-cut
position.
2. While wearing thickly padded gloves, or other adequate
hand protection, slowly rotate the blade to be measure
into a position that allows effective measurement of the
distance between the cutting edge and the level surface
the machine is on (Figure 51).
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Figure 53
1. Blade (side previously measured)
2. Measurement (position used previously)
3. Opposing side of blade being moved into measurement
position
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5. Measure from the tip of the blade to the flat surface
(Figure 54).
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3
Note: The variance should be no more than 3 mm
(1/8 inch).
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Figure 51
1. Deck
2. Spindle housing
3. Blade
3. Measure from the tip of the blade to the flat surface
(Figure 52).
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Figure 54
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1. Opposite blade edge (in position for measuring)
2. Level surface
3. Second measured distance between blade and surface (B)
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2
A. If the difference between A and B is greater than
3 mm (1/8 inch), replace the blade with a new
blade; refer to Removing the Blades (page 39) and
Installing the Blades (page 39).
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Figure 52
1. Blade (in position for measuring)
2. Level surface
3. Measured distance between blade and the surface (A)
Note: If a bent blade is replaced with a new
blade, and the dimension obtained continues to
exceed 3 mm (1/8 inch), the blade spindle could
be bent. Contact an Authorized Toro Dealer for
service.
4. Rotate the same blade 180 degrees so that the opposing
cutting edge is now in the same position (Figure 53).
B.
If the variance is within constraints, move to the
next blade.
6. Repeat this procedure on each blade.
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Removing the Blades
Note: If the blade is not balanced, file some metal off
the end of the sail area only (Figure 56).
The blades must be replaced if a solid object is hit, if the blade
is out of balance, or if the blade is bent. For best performance
and continued safety conformance of the machine, use
genuine Toro replacement blades. Replacement blades made
by other manufacturers may result in non-conformance with
safety standards.
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Figure 57
1. Hold the blade end using a rag or thickly padded glove.
1. Blade
2. Remove the blade bolt, curved washer, and blade from
the spindle shaft (Figure 55).
2. Balancer
3. Repeat this procedure until the blade is balanced.
Installing the Blades
1. Install the blade onto the spindle shaft (Figure 55).
Important: The curved part of the blade must be
pointing upward toward the inside of the mower to
ensure proper cutting.
2. Install the curved washer (cupped side toward the
blade) and the blade bolt (Figure 55).
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3. Torque the blade bolt to 135 to 150 N∙m (100 to 110
ft-lb).
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3
4
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Figure 55
1. Sail area of the blade
2. Blade
3. Curved washer
4. Blade bolt
Sharpening the Blades
1. Use a file to sharpen the cutting edge at both ends of
the blade (Figure 56).
Note: Maintain the original angle.
Note: The blade retains its balance if the same amount
of material is removed from both cutting edges.
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Figure 58
1. Sail area of the blade
2. Blade
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Figure 56
1. Sharpen at original angle.
2. Check the balance of the blade by putting it on a blade
balancer (Figure 57).
Note: If the blade stays in a horizontal position, the
blade is balanced and can be used.
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3. Curved washer
4. Blade bolt
Leveling the Mower Deck
Checking the Front-to-Rear Blade Slope
Ensure that the mower deck is level any time you install the
mower deck or when you see an uneven cut on your lawn.
Check the front-to-rear blade level any time you install the
mower. If the front of the mower is more than 7.9 mm
(5/16 inch) lower than the rear of the mower, adjust the blade
level using the following instructions:
Check the mower deck for bent blades prior to leveling;
remove and replace any bent blades; refer to Checking for
Bent Blades (page 38) before continuing.
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade-control switch.
Level the mower deck side-to-side before adjusting the
front-to-rear slope.
2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the
NEUTRAL-LOCK position, engage the parking brake,
shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
Requirements:
• The machine must be on a level surface.
• All 4 tires must be properly inflated; refer to Checking
3. Carefully rotate the blades so they are facing front to
rear (Figure 60).
the Tire Pressure (page 37).
4. Measure from the tip of the front blade to the flat
surface and the tip of the rear blade to the flat surface
(Figure 60).
Checking the Side-to-Side Level
The mower blades must be level from side to side. Check the
side-to-side level any time you install the mower or when you
see an uneven cut on your lawn.
Note: If the front blade tip is not 1.6 to 7.9 mm (1/16
to 5/16 inch) lower than the rear blade tip, continue to
the Leveling the Mower Deck (page 41) procedure.
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade-control switch.
2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the
NEUTRAL-LOCK position, shut off the engine, remove
the key from the key switch, engage the parking brake,
and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the
operating position.
3. Carefully rotate the blades side to side.
4. Measure between the outside cutting edges and the flat
surface (Figure 59).
Note: If both measurements are not within 5 mm
(3/16 inch), level the mower deck; refer to Leveling
the Mower Deck (page 41).
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Figure 60
1. Blades front to rear
2. Outside cutting edges
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Figure 59
1. Blades side to side
3. Measure from the tip of the
blade to the flat surface
here.
2. Outside cutting edges
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3. Measure from the tip of the
blade to the flat surface
here.
Leveling the Mower Deck
1. Set the anti-scalp rollers to the top holes or remove
them completely for this procedure; refer to Adjusting
the Anti-Scalp Rollers (page 22).
2. Set the height-of-cut lever to the 76 mm (3 inches)
position; refer to Adjusting the Height of Cut (page 22).
3. Place 2 blocks–6.6 cm (2-5/8 inches) under each
side of the front edge of the deck, but not under the
anti-scalp roller brackets (Figure 61).
4. Place 2 blocks–7.3 cm (2-7/8 inches) under the rear
edge of the cutting deck skirt; one on each side of the
cutting deck (Figure 61).
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Figure 62
1. Deck-lift arm
2. Chain
3. Hook
4. Adjustment bolt
6. Ensure that there is tension on all 4 chains (Figure 62).
7. Tighten the 4 adjustment bolts (Figure 62).
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8. Ensure that the blocks fit snugly under the deck skirt
and that all bolts are tight.
Figure 61
1. Wood block—6.6 cm
(2-5/8 inches) thick
3. Front edge
9. Verify that the deck is level by checking the side-to-side
level and front-to-rear blade slope; repeat the deck
leveling procedure if necessary.
2. Wood block—7.3 cm
(2-7/8 inches) thick
Removing the Mower Deck
5. Loosen the adjustment bolts on all 4 corners so that
the deck is sitting securely on all 4 blocks (Figure 62).
Park the machine on a level surface, disengage the
blade-control switch, move the motion-control levers outward
to the NEUTRAL-LOCK position, engage the parking brake,
shut off the engine, remove the key from the key switch, and
wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
Lower the mower to the lowest height of cut. Select 1 of the
following procedures depending on the mower deck size
installed to complete the removal.
Preparing to Remove the Mower Deck
1. Lower the mower to the 76 mm (3 inches) height-of-cut
position.
2. Remove the mower belt from the engine pulley; refer
to Replacing the Mower Belt (page 44).
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Installing the Mower Deck
Removing the Mower Deck
1. Remove the hairpin cotter and washer securing the
link pin to the frame and deck, and remove the link
bar (Figure 63).
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade-control switch.
2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the
NEUTRAL-LOCK position, shut off the engine, remove
the key from the key switch, engage the parking brake,
and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the
operating position.
3. Slide the mower under the machine.
4. Lower the height-of-cut lever to the lowest position.
5. Place the height-of-cut pin in the lock position for
lowest height of cut.
6. Lift the rear of the mower deck and attach the chains
to the rear lift arms (Figure 64).
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Figure 63
1. Link pin
7. Attach the front chains to the front lift arms (Figure
64).
3. Hairpin cotter
2. Washer
8. Install the long link bar through the frame hanger and
deck.
2. Lift up the mower deck to relieve tension from the
mower deck.
9. Secure the link pin with the hairpin cotters and washers
removed previously (Figure 63).
3. Remove the chains from the hooks on the deck-lift
arms (Figure 64).
10. Install the mower belt onto the engine pulley; refer to
Replacing the Mower Belt (page 44).
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Figure 64
1. Deck-lift arm
2. Chain
3. Hook
4. Adjustment bolt
4. Raise the height of cut to the transport position.
5. Remove the belt from the clutch pulley on the engine.
6. Slide the mower out from underneath the machine.
Note: Retain all parts for future installation.
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Replacing the Grass Deflector
the bend and going over the rod as it returns from the
bend.
Service Interval: Before each use or daily—Inspect the grass
deflector for damage.
6. Lift the loop end of the spring and place it into the
notch on the deflector bracket (Figure 66).
WARNING
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An uncovered discharge opening could allow the
lawn mower to throw objects at you or bystanders
and result in serious injury. Also, contact with the
blade could occur.
Never operate the lawn mower unless you install a
mulch plate, discharge deflector, or grass collection
system.
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Inspect the grass deflector for damage before each use.
Replace any damaged parts before use.
1. Disengage the spring from the notch in the deflector
bracket and slide the rod out of the welded deck
brackets, spring, and discharge deflector (Figure 65).
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Figure 66
1. Rod and spring assembly
installed
2. Loop end of the spring
installed into the notch in
the deflector bracket
3. Rod (short end) moved
behind mower bracket
4. Short end, retained by
mower bracket.
7. Secure the rod and spring assembly by twisting it so the
short end of the rod is placed behind the front bracket
welded to the deck (Figure 66).
Important: The grass deflector must be spring
loaded in the down position. Lift the deflector up
to test that it snaps to the full down position.
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Figure 65
1. Rod
2. Deflector
4. Deck brackets
5. Spring installed over the
rod
3. Spring
2. Remove the damaged or worn discharge deflector.
3. Position the new discharge deflector with the bracket
ends between the welded brackets on the deck as
shown in Figure 66.
4. Install the spring onto the straight end of the rod.
5. Position the spring on the rod as shown in so the
shorter spring end is coming from under the rod before
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Mower Belt Maintenance
Inspecting the Belts
Service Interval: Every 25 hours—Check the belts for wear
or cracks.
Check the belts for cracks, frayed edges, burn marks, or any
other damage. Replace damaged belts.
Replacing the Mower Belt
Squealing when the belt is rotating, blades slipping when
cutting grass, frayed belt edges, burn marks, and cracks are
signs of a worn mower belt. Replace the mower belt if any of
these conditions are evident.
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Figure 67
1. Disengage the blade-control switch (PTO), move the
motion-control levers to the NEUTRAL-LOCK position,
and engage the parking brake.
2. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
1. Spring-removal tool (Toro
Part No. 92-5771)
4. Idler arm
2. Idler spring
5. Mower belt
3. Deck post
8. Lower the mower to the lowest height of cut and place
the height-of-cut pin in the lock position for the lowest
height-of-cut.
3. Lower the mower to the 76 mm (3 inches) height-of-cut
position.
4. For each of the belt covers, loosen the 2 bolts, but do
not remove them.
9. Remove the belt from the mower-deck pulleys and
remove the existing belt.
5. Slide the cover until it is clear of the bolts and lift it
up and out to remove it.
10. Install the new belt around the mower pulleys and the
clutch pulley under the engine (Figure 67).
6. Remove the floor pan to access the idler pulley.
WARNING
7. Using a spring removal tool, (Toro Part No. 92-5771),
remove the idler spring from the deck post to remove
tension on the idler pulley (Figure 67).
The spring is under tension when installed
and can cause personal injury.
Be careful when removing the belt.
11. Using a spring-removal tool, (Toro Part No. 92-5771),
install the idler spring over the deck post and placing
tension on the idler pulley and mower belt (Figure 67).
12. Ensure that the belt is properly seated in all pulleys.
13. To install the belt covers, insert the tabs on the each
cover into the corresponding slots on the deck bracket,
ensuring that they seat.
14. Rotate the cover to the deck and slide the notches
under the loosened bolts until they are seated.
15. Tighten the bolts to secure the cover to the deck.
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Cleaning
4. Lower the mower to the lowest height of cut.
5. Sit on the seat and start the engine.
Washing the Underside of the
Mower
6. Engage the blade-control switch and let the mower run
for 1 to 3 minutes.
7. Disengage the blade-control switch, shut off the
engine, remove the key from the key switch, and wait
for all moving parts to stop.
Service Interval: After each use—Clean the mower-deck
housing.
Important: You can wash the machine with a mild
detergent and water. Do not pressure wash the machine.
Avoid excessive use of water, especially near the control
panel, under the seat, around the engine, hydraulic
pumps, and motors.
8. Turn the water off and remove the coupling from the
washout fitting.
Wash the underside of the mower after each use to prevent
grass buildup for improved mulch action and clipping
dispersal.
9. Run the mower again for 1 to 3 minutes to remove
excess water.
Note: If the mower is not clean after 1 washing, soak
it and let it stand for 30 minutes. Then, repeat the
process.
WARNING
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade-control switch.
A broken or missing washout fitting could
expose you and others to thrown objects or
blade contact. Contact with a blade or thrown
debris can cause injury or death.
2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the
NEUTRAL-LOCK position, engage the parking brake,
shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
• Replace broken or missing washout fitting
immediately, before using mower again.
3. Attach the hose coupling to the end of the mower
washout fitting, and turn the water on high (Figure 68).
• Never put your hands or feet under the
mower or through openings in the mower.
Note: Spread petroleum jelly on the washout fitting
O-ring to make the coupling slide on easier and protect
the O-ring.
Disposing of Waste
Engine oil, batteries, hydraulic fluid, and engine coolant are
pollutants to the environment. Dispose of these according to
your state and local regulations.
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Figure 68
1. Washout fitting locations
on 54-inch decks
2. Washout fitting locations
on 48-inch decks
3. Washout fitting
4. O-ring
5. Hose
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Storage
E. Dispose of fuel properly. Recycle the fuel
according to local codes.
Important: Do not store
stabilizer/conditioned fuel over 90 days.
Cleaning and Storage
1. Disengage the blade-control switch (PTO), engage
the parking brake, turn the ignition key to the OFF
position, and remove the key from the key switch.
11. Check and tighten all bolts, nuts, and screws. Repair or
replace any part that is damaged.
12. Paint all scratched or bare metal surfaces. Paint is
available from your Authorized Service Dealer.
2. Remove grass clippings, dirt, and grime from the
external parts of the entire machine, especially the
engine and hydraulic system. Clean dirt and chaff from
the outside of the engine cylinder head fins and blower
housing.
13. Store the machine in a clean, dry garage or storage area.
Remove the key from the key switch and keep it out of
reach of children or other unauthorized users. Cover
the machine to protect it and keep it clean.
Important: You can wash the machine with mild
detergent and water. Do not pressure wash the
machine. Avoid excessive use of water, especially
near the control panel, engine, hydraulic pumps,
and motors.
3. Check the parking brake operation; refer to Operating
the Parking Brake (page 16).
4. Service the air cleaner; refer to Servicing the Air
Cleaner (page 28).
5. Change the crankcase oil; refer to Changing the Engine
Oil and Oil Filter (page 30).
6. Check the tire pressure; refer to Checking the Tire
Pressure (page 37).
7. Charge the battery; refer to Charging the Battery (page
35).
8. Scrape any heavy buildup of grass and dirt from the
underside of the mower, then wash the mower with
a garden hose.
Note: Run the machine with the blade-control switch
(PTO) engaged and the engine at high idle for 2 to
5 minutes after washing.
9. Check the condition of the blades; refer to Servicing
the Cutting Blades (page 37).
10. Prepare the machine for storage when non-use occurs
over 30 days. Prepare the machine for storage as
follows:
A. Add a petroleum based stabilizer/conditioner to
fuel in the tank. Follow mixing instructions from
the stabilizer manufacturer. Do not use an alcohol
based stabilizer (ethanol or methanol).
Note: A fuel stabilizer/conditioner is most
effective when mixed with fresh fuel and used at
all times.
B.
Run the engine to distribute conditioned fuel
through the fuel system (5 minutes).
C.
Shut off the engine, allow it to cool, and drain
the fuel tank.
D.
Start the engine and run it until it shuts off.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
The fuel tank is showing signs of
collapsing or the machine is showing signs
of frequently running out of fuel.
1. The air-cleaner paper element clogged.
1. Clean the paper element.
The engine overheats.
1. The engine load is excessive.
1. Reduce ground speed.
2. The oil level in the crankcase is low.
3. The cooling fins and air passages
under the engine blower housing are
plugged.
4. The air cleaner is dirty.
2. Add oil to the crankcase.
3. Remove the obstruction from the
cooling fins and air passages.
5. Dirt, water, or stale fuel is in fuel
system.
The starter does not crank.
The engine does not start, starts hard, or
fails to keep running.
4. Clean or replace the air-cleaner
element.
5. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer
1. The motion-control levers are not in
the NEUTRAL-LOCK position.
1. Move the motion-control levers to the
NEUTRAL-LOCK position.
2. The parking brake is disengaged.
3. The battery is dead.
4. The electrical connections are
corroded or loose.
5. A fuse is blown.
6. A relay or switch is damaged.
2. Engage the parking brake.
3. Charge the battery.
4. Check the electrical connections for
good contact.
5. Replace the fuse.
6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
1. The fuel tank is empty.
1. Fill the fuel tank.
2. The choke is not on.
3. The air cleaner is dirty.
2. Move the choke lever to On.
3. Clean or replace the air-cleaner
element.
4. Install the wire(s) on the spark plug.
4. The spark-plug wire(s) is loose or
disconnected.
5. The spark plug(s) is pitted, fouled, or
the gap is incorrect.
6. There is dirt in fuel filter.
7. Dirt, water, or stale fuel is in fuel
system.
8. There is incorrect fuel in the fuel tank.
The engine loses power.
Corrective Action
5. Install a new, correctly gapped spark
plug(s).
6. Replace the fuel filter.
7. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
9. The oil level in the crankcase is low.
8. Drain the tank and replace the fuel with
the proper type.
9. Add oil to the crankcase.
1. The engine load is excessive.
1. Reduce ground speed.
2. The air cleaner is dirty.
3. The oil level in the crankcase is low.
4. The cooling fins and air passages
under the engine blower housing are
plugged.
5. The spark plug(s) is pitted, fouled, or
the gap is incorrect.
6. The fuel tank vent is blocked.
7. There is dirt in the fuel filter.
8. Dirt, water, or stale fuel is in the fuel
system.
9. There is incorrect fuel in the fuel tank.
2. Clean the air-cleaner element.
3. Add oil to the crankcase.
4. Remove the obstruction from the
cooling fins and air passages.
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5. Install a new, correctly gapped spark
plug(s).
6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
7. Replace the fuel filter.
8. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
9. Drain the tank and replace the fuel with
the proper type.
Problem
The machine does not drive.
There is an abnormal vibration.
The cutting height is uneven.
Possible Cause
1. The bypass valves are open.
1. Close the tow valves.
2. The traction belts are worn, loose, or
broken.
3. The traction belts are off of the pulleys.
4. The transmission has failed.
2. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
1. The engine-mounting bolts are loose.
1. Tighten the engine-mounting bolts.
2. The engine pulley, idler pulley, or blade
pulley is loose.
3. The engine pulley is damaged.
4. The cutting blade(s) is/are bent or
unbalanced.
5. A blade-mounting bolt is loose.
6. A blade spindle is bent.
2. Tighten the appropriate pulley.
5. Tighten the blade-mounting bolt.
6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
1. The blade(s) is not sharp.
1. Sharpen the blade(s).
2. A cutting blade(s) is/are bent.
3. The mower is not level.
2. Install a new cutting blade(s).
3. Level the mower from side-to-side and
front-to-rear.
4. Adjust the anti-scalp wheel height.
5. Clean the underside of the mower.
6. Adjust the tire pressure.
7. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
4.
5.
6.
7.
The blades do not rotate.
Corrective Action
An anti-scalp wheel is not set correctly.
The underside of the mower is dirty.
The tire pressure is incorrect.
A blade spindle is bent.
3. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
4. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
3. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
4. Install a new cutting blade(s).
1. The drive belt is worn, loose or broken.
1. Install a new drive belt.
2. The drive belt is off of the pulley.
2. Install the drive belt and check the
adjusting shafts and belt guides for the
correct position.
3. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
3. The power-takeoff (PTO) switch or
PTO clutch is faulty.
4. The mower belt is worn, loose, or
broken.
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4. Install a new mower belt.
Schematics
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Electrical Diagram (Rev. A)
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Notes:
Notes:
TimeCutter
The Toro Warranty
Limited Warranty (see warranty periods below)
Conditions and Products Covered
3.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Service Dealer’s
analysis or with the assistance provided, contact us at:
The Toro Company and its affiliate, Toro Warranty Company, pursuant to an
agreement between them, jointly promise to repair the Toro Products listed
below if defective in materials or workmanship.
Toro Warranty Company
Customer Care Department, RLC Division
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420-1196
Toll free at 866-216-6029 (U.S. customers)
Toll free at 866-216-6030 (Canadian customers)
The following time periods apply from the original date of purchase:
Products
TimeCutter Mowers
•Engines1 — Residential use
TimeCutter Mowers
•Engines1 — Commercial use
TimeCutter HD Mowers
•Engines1 — Residential and
Commercial Use
All Mowers
•Attachments
•Battery
•Belts and Tires
1Some
Warranty Period
Residential Use2 – 3 years
Kawasaki – 3 years
Kohler – 3 years
Toro – 3 years
Commercial use 30 days
Kawasaki – 3 years
Kohler – 90 days
Toro Single Cylinder – 90 days
Toro Twin Cylinder – 3 years / 300
Hours3
3 years or 300 Hours 3
3 years or 300 Hours
3
1 year
90 days Parts and Labor
1 year Parts only
90 days
engines used on Toro Products are warranted by the engine manufacturer.
Items and Conditions Not Covered
There is no other express warranty except for special emission system
coverage and engine warranty coverage on some products. This express
warranty does not cover the following:
•
Cost of regular maintenance service or parts, such as filters, fuel,
lubricants, oil changes, spark plugs, air filters, blade sharpening
or worn blades, cable/linkage adjustments, or brake and clutch
adjustments
•
•
Components failing due to normal wear
Any product or part which has been altered, misused, neglected,
requires replacement or repair due to accidents or lack of proper
maintenance
•
•
Pickup and delivery charges
•
Repairs necessary due to failure to follow recommended fuel
procedure (consult Operator's Manual for more details)
Repairs or attempted repairs by anyone other than an Authorized Toro
Service Dealer
–
Removing contaminants from the fuel system is not covered
use means use of the product on the same lot as your home. Use at more than one
location is considered commercial use and the commercial use warranty would apply.
–
Use of old fuel (more than one month old) or fuel which contains
more than 10% ethanol or more that 15% MTBE
3Whichever
–
Failure to drain the fuel system prior to any period of non-use
over one month
2Residential
occurs first.
Warranty may be denied if the hour meter is disconnected, altered, or
shows signs of being tampered with.
General Conditions
Owner Responsibilities
All repairs covered by these warranties must be performed by an Authorized
Toro Service Dealer using Toro approved replacement parts.
You must maintain your Toro Product by following the maintenance
procedures described in the Operator's Manual. Such routine maintenance,
whether performed by a dealer or by you, is at your expense.
Neither The Toro Company nor Toro Warranty Company is liable for
indirect, incidental or consequential damages in connection with the
use of the Toro Products covered by this warranty, including any
cost or expense of providing substitute equipment or service during
reasonable periods of malfunction or non-use pending completion of
repairs under this warranty.
Instructions for Obtaining Warranty Service
If you think that your Toro Product contains a defect in materials or
workmanship, follow this procedure:
1.
2.
Contact any Authorized Toro Service Dealer to arrange service at
their dealership. To locate a dealer convenient to you, access our web
site at www.Toro.com. You may also call the numbers listed in item #3
to use the 24-hour Toro Dealer locator system.
Bring the product and your proof of purchase (sales receipt) to the
Service Dealer. The dealer will diagnose the problem and determine if
it is covered under warranty.
All implied warranties of merchantability (that the product is fit for
ordinary use) and fitness for use (that the product is fit for a particular
purpose) are limited to the duration of the express warranty.
Some states do not allow exclusions of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above exclusions and limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
Countries Other than the United States or Canada
This warranty is not valid in Mexico. Customers who have purchased Toro products outside the United States or Canada should contact their Toro
Distributor (Dealer) to obtain guarantee policies for your country, province, or state. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your Distributor's service or
have difficulty obtaining guarantee information, contact the Toro importer. If all other remedies fail, you may contact us at Toro Warranty Company.
Australian Consumer Law: Australian customers will find details relating to the Australian Consumer Law either inside the box or at your local Toro
Dealer.
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