TimeCutter® MX 5050 Riding Mower

Form No. 3393-837 Rev A
TimeCutter® MX 5050 Riding
Mower
Model No. 74770—Serial No. 315000001 and Up
Register at www.Toro.com.
Original Instructions (EN)
*3393-837* A
Introduction
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
This product contains a chemical or chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
This machine is a ride-on, rotary-blade lawnmower intended
to be used by homeowners in residential applications. It is
primarily designed for cutting grass on well-maintained lawns.
It is not designed for cutting brush, mowing grass and other
growth alongside highways, or for agricultural uses.
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.
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other reproductive harm.
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.
Important: This engine is not equipped with a spark
arrester muffler. It is a violation of California Public
Resource Code Section 4442 to use or operate the engine
on any forest-covered, brush-covered, or grass-covered
land. Other states or federal areas may have similar laws.
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.
This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002
The enclosed Engine Owner's Manual is supplied for
information regarding the US Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and the California Emission Control
Regulation of emission systems, maintenance, and
warranty. Replacements may be ordered through the
engine manufacturer.
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For models with stated engine horsepower, the gross
horsepower of the engine was laboratory rated by the engine
manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1940. As configured
to meet safety, emission, and operating requirements, the
actual engine horsepower on this class of lawn mower will
be significantly lower.
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Figure 1
Under the seat
1. Model and serial number plate
Write the product model and serial numbers in the space
below:
Model No.
Serial No.
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.
© 2014—The Toro® Company
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
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Contact us at www.Toro.com.
Printed in the USA
All Rights Reserved
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.
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Contents
Removing the Mower..............................................42
Replacing the Grass Deflector ..................................42
Mower Belt Maintenance.........................................43
Installing the Mower ...............................................44
Cleaning ...................................................................45
Washing the Underside of the Mower ........................45
Storage ........................................................................46
Cleaning and Storage ..............................................46
Troubleshooting ...........................................................47
Schematics ...................................................................49
Safety ........................................................................... 5
Safe Operating Practices........................................... 5
Toro Riding Mower Safety ........................................ 7
Slope Indicator ....................................................... 8
Safety and Instructional Decals ................................. 9
Product Overview .........................................................13
Controls ...............................................................13
Operation ....................................................................15
Adding Fuel...........................................................15
Using Stabilizer/Conditioner ...................................15
Filling the Fuel Tank ...............................................16
Checking the Engine-Oil Level.................................16
Breaking in a New Machine......................................16
Think Safety First ...................................................16
Understanding the Safety Interlock System.................17
Testing the Safety Interlock System ...........................17
Starting the Engine .................................................17
Operating the Blades...............................................18
Stopping the Engine ...............................................18
Driving .................................................................18
Stopping the Machine .............................................20
Adjusting the Height of Cut .....................................21
Adjusting the Anti-Scalp Rollers ...............................21
Positioning the Seat ................................................21
Adjusting the Motion Control Levers ........................22
Pushing the Machine by Hand ..................................22
Grass Deflector......................................................23
Transporting the Machine........................................23
Loading the Machine ..............................................23
Operating Tips ......................................................25
Maintenance .................................................................26
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s) ......................26
Premaintenance Procedures ........................................27
Raising the Seat ......................................................27
Lubrication ...............................................................27
Greasing the Bearings .............................................27
Engine Maintenance ..................................................28
Servicing the Air Cleaner .........................................28
Servicing the Engine Oil..........................................28
Servicing the Spark Plug ..........................................30
Cleaning the Blower Housing ...................................31
Fuel System Maintenance ...........................................32
Replacing the In-Line Fuel Filter...............................32
Electrical System Maintenance ....................................33
Charging the Battery ...............................................33
Servicing the Fuses .................................................34
Drive System Maintenance .........................................35
Checking the Tire Pressure ......................................35
Releasing the Electric Brake .....................................35
Hydraulic System Maintenance ....................................36
Checking the Hydraulic-Oil Level .............................36
Changing the Hydraulic System Oil and
Filters................................................................36
Mower Maintenance ...................................................38
Servicing the Cutting Blades.....................................38
Leveling the Mower Deck ........................................40
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Safety
• Turn off blades when not mowing. Stop the engine, wait
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 the instruction may result in personal
injury or death.
• Operate the machine only in daylight or good artificial
for all parts to come to a complete stop and remove the
key before cleaning the machine, removing the grass
catcher or unclogging the discharge chute.
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
Safe Operating Practices
• Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
This product is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Always follow all safety instructions to
avoid serious injury or death.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine
roadways.
into a trailer or truck.
• Always wear eye protection when operating the mower.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are
The following instructions are adapted from ANSI standard
B71.1-2012. All the language within this ANSI standard
applies to this machine; however, due to the application of
the standard across many different types of products some
statements can seem general or misleading. In these instances,
Toro has refined the statement to convey the meaning of the
standard while better matching the product this Operator's
Manual pertains. Safety information in addition to the
instructions found in the ANSI standard below can be found
in Toro Riding Mower Safety at the end of this section.
involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related
injuries. Operators should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and
others from serious injury.
• Always follow the recommendations for any application
of counterweights.
• Lightning can cause severe injury or death. If lightning
is seen or thunder is heard in the area, do not operate
the machine; seek shelter.
General Operation
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the
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Slope Operation
operator's manual and on the machine before starting.
Do not place hands or feet near rotating parts or under
the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all
times.
Allow only responsible adults who are familiar with the
instructions to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing.
Stop the machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and behind before and while backing
up.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not
point it at anyone. Avoid discharging material against a
wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward
the operator. Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel
surfaces.
Do not operate the machine without deflector, discharge
cover or entire grass collection system in place and
working.
Be alert, slow down and use caution when making turns.
Look behind and to the side before changing directions.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn
off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove key
before dismounting.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and
tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.
Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
• Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees.
• Watch for ditches, holes, rocks, dips, and rises that change
the operating angle, as rough terrain could overturn the
machine.
• Choose a low ground speed so you will not have to stop
while operating on a slope.
• Do not mow slopes when grass is wet. Slippery
conditions reduce traction and could cause sliding and
loss of control.
• Always keep the drive wheels engaged when going down
slopes.
• Reduce speed and use extreme caution on slopes.
• Do not make sudden turns or rapid speed changes.
• Remove or mark obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
from the mowing area. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Avoid sudden starts when mowing uphill because the
mower may tip backwards.
• Be aware that loss of traction may occur going downhill.
Weight transfer to the front wheels may cause drive
wheels to slip and cause loss of braking and steering.
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Service
• Always avoid sudden starting or stopping on a slope. If
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tires lose traction, stop the machine, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly off the slope.
Use extreme care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine and cause
loss of control.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, steep banks or
water. Wheels dropping over edges can cause rollovers,
which may result in serious injury, death or drowning.
Use a walk behind mower and/or a hand trimmer near
drop-offs, ditches, steep banks or water.
Safe Handling of Gasoline
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extra care
when handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources
of ignition.
• Use only an approved container.
• Never remove the gas cap or add fuel when the engine is
running. Allow the engine to cool before refueling.
• Never refuel the machine indoors.
• Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, such as near a water heater or
furnace.
• Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or
trailer with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the
ground away from your vehicle before filling.
• Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer
and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment with a portable container, rather
than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
• Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank
or container opening at all times until the fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
• If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
• Never overfill the fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten
securely.
Children
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children
will remain where you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and under the
watchful care of another responsible adult, not the
operator.
• Be alert and turn the machine off if children enter the
area.
• Before and while backing or changing direction, look
behind, down, and side-to-side for small children.
• Never carry children, even with the blades off. They may
fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe
machine operation.
• Children who have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and
be run over or backed over by the mower.
• Never allow children to operate the machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, the end of a fence or other objects that may obscure
vision.
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Towing Safety
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• Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point.
• Follow the attachment manufacturer's recommendation
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for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on
slopes. Towed weight must not exceed the weight of the
machine, operator, and ballast. Use counterweights or
wheel weights as described in the attachment, or in the
pulling machine Operator’s Manual.
Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause
loss of traction, increased risk of rollover, and loss of
control. Reduce the towed weight and slow down.
Stopping distance increases with the weight of the towed
load. Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
Make wide turns to keep the attachment clear of the
machine.
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General Service
Never operate a machine inside a closed area. Engine
exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is an odorless,
deadly poison that can kill you.
Keep nuts and bolts tight, especially the blade attachment
bolts. Keep equipment in good condition.
Never interfere with the intended function of a safety
device or to reduce the protection provided by a safety
device. Check their proper operation regularly.
Keep the machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage fuel soaked debris.
Allow the machine to cool before storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine
running.
Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage
and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components
and replace with manufacturers' recommended parts,
when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
Check for proper brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
• Maintain or replace safety and instruction decals as
necessary.
• Use only genuine Toro replacement parts to ensure that
original standards are maintained.
Toro Riding Mower Safety
The following list contains safety information specific to Toro
products or other safety information that you must know that
may not be included in the ANSI standards.
• Stop the engine, move the motion control levers to neutral
and outward to the park position, disengage the blade
control switch, remove key before and disconnect spark
plug wire(s) performing any service, repairs, maintenance
or adjustments.
• Keep hands, feet, hair, and loose clothing away from
attachment discharge area, underside of mower and any
moving parts while engine is running.
• Do not touch equipment or attachment parts which may
be hot from operation. Allow to cool before attempting
to maintain, adjust or service.
• Battery acid is poisonous and can cause burns. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Protect your face,
eyes, and clothing when working with a battery.
• Battery gases can explode. Keep cigarettes, sparks and
flames away from battery.
• Use only Toro approved attachments. Warranty may be
voided if used with unapproved attachments.
• If loading the machine onto a trailer or truck, use a single,
full-width ramp only. The ramp angle should not exceed
15 degrees.
• The use of protective equipment for eyes, ears, hands,
feet, and head is recommended.
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Slope Indicator
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Figure 3
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 lost.
93-7009
1. Warning—don't operate the mower with the deflector up or
removed; keep the deflector in place.
2. Cutting/dismemberment hazard of hand or foot, mower
blade—stay away from moving parts.
110-6691
1. Thrown object hazard—keep bystanders a safe distance
from the machine.
2. Thrown object hazard, mower—do not operate without the
deflector, discharge cover, or grass collection system in
place.
3. Cutting/dismemberment of hand or foot—stay away from
moving parts.
99-3943
1. Engine
112-9840
1. Read the Operator's
Manual.
3. Remove the ignition key
and read the instructions
before servicing or
performing maintenance.
2. Height of cut
106-8717
1. Read the instructions before servicing or performing
maintenance.
2. Check tire pressure every 25 operating hours.
114-1606
3. Grease every 25 operating hours.
1. Entanglement hazard, belt—keep all guards in place.
4. Engine
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119-8814
1. Parking position
4. Neutral
2. Fast
3. Slow
5. Reverse
121-2989
1. Bypass lever position for
pushing the machine
2. Bypass lever position for
operating the machine
119-8815
1. Parking position
4. Neutral
2. Fast
3. Slow
5. Reverse
131-4036
1. Maximum drawbar pull 36
kg (80 lb)
2. Read the Operator's
Manual.
Manufacturer's Mark
1. Indicates the blade is identified as a part from the original
machine manufacturer.
119-8870
50-Inch Model
1. Height-of-cut
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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 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.
131–3947
1. Trim—slow
2. Tow—medium
3. Mow—fast
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131-4161
1. Fast
2. Slow
3. Power take-off
132-0869
1. Warning—read the
Operator's Manual.
5. Ramp tipping
3. Cutting hazard of hand,
hazard—when loading
mower blade; pinching
onto a trailer, do not use
hazard of hand, belt—keep
dual ramps; only use a
hands and feet away from
single ramp wide enough
moving parts; keep all
for the machine and that
guards and shields in place.
has an incline less than
15 degrees; back up the
ramp (in reverse) and drive
forward off the ramp.
2. Warning—before servicing,
engage the parking brake,
remove the key and the
spark plug connection.
4. Thrown object
hazard—keep bystanders
away from the machine;
remove debris from the
area before mowing; keep
the deflector shield down.
6. Bodily harm hazard—no
riders; look behind you
when mowing in reverse.
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7. Tipping hazard on
slopes—do not use on
slopes near open water; do
not use on slopes greater
than 15 degrees.
Product Overview
Figure 4
1. Deflector
5. Motion control levers
2. Rear drive wheel
6. Operator seat
10. Engine guard
9. Engine
14. Smart Speed™ lever
13. Anti-scalp roller
3. Height of cut lever
7. Foot assist lever (certain
models only)
11. Mower deck
15. Hydraulic reservoir
4. Control panel
8. Gas tank cap
12. Front caster wheel
Controls
Ignition Switch
Become familiar with all of the controls in Figure 4 and
Figure 5 before you start the engine and operate the machine.
The ignition switch has 3 positions, Off, Run, and Start. The
key will turn to Start and move back to Run upon release.
Turning the key to the Off position will stop the engine;
however, always remove the key when leaving the machine
to prevent someone from accidentally starting the engine
(Figure 5).
Throttle Control
The throttle controls the engine speed and it has a continuous
variable setting from Slow to Fast (Figure 5).
Blade Control Switch (Power Take-off)
The blade control switch, represented by a power take-off
(PTO) symbol, engages and disengages power to the mower
blades (Figure 5).
Figure 5
Control Panel
1. Throttle
3. Blade control switch
(power take-off)
2. Ignition switch
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Motion Control Levers and Parking
Brake Position
Height-of-Cut Lever
The height of cut lever allows the operator to lower and
raise the deck from the seated position. When the lever is
moved up, toward the operator the deck is raised from the
ground and when moved down, away from the operator it is
lowered toward the ground. Only adjust the height of cut
while machine is not moving (Figure 4).
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 park position and exit the machine (Figure 15). Always
position the motion control levers into the park position
when you stop the machine or leave it unattended.
Hour Meter
The hour meter records the number of hours when the
operator is in the seat and the ignition switch is in the ON
position (Figure 8).
Smart Speed™ Control System Lever
The Smart Speed™ Control-System lever, located below the
operating position, gives the operator a choice to drive the
machine at 3 speed ranges—trim, tow, and mow(Figure 6).
Figure 6
1. Smart-speed lever
Figure 8
1. Hour meter location behind the seat
Fuel Window
The fuel window located on the left hand side of the machine
can be used to verify the presence of gasoline in the tank
(Figure 7).
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Figure 7
1. Fuel presence window
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Operation
DANGER
In certain conditions during fueling, static
electricity can be released causing a spark which
can ignite the gasoline vapors. A fire or explosion
from gasoline can burn you and others and can
damage property.
• Always place gasoline containers on the ground
away from your vehicle before filling.
• Do not fill gasoline containers inside a vehicle or
on a truck or trailer bed because interior carpets
or plastic truck bed liners may insulate the
container and slow the loss of any static charge.
• When practical, remove gas-powered equipment
from the truck or trailer and refuel the equipment
with its wheels on the ground.
• If this is not possible, then refuel such
equipment on a truck or trailer from a portable
container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser
nozzle.
• If a gasoline dispenser nozzle must be used,
keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the
fuel tank or container opening at all times until
fueling is complete.
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine
from the normal operating position.
Adding Fuel
• For best results, use only clean, fresh (less than 30 days
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 a fuel stabilizer is used.
• Do not add oil to gasoline.
DANGER
WARNING
In certain conditions, gasoline is extremely
flammable and highly explosive. A fire or explosion
from gasoline can burn you and others and can
damage property.
Gasoline is harmful or fatal if swallowed. Long-term
exposure to vapors can cause serious injury and
illness.
• Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors.
• Keep face away from nozzle and gas tank or
conditioner opening.
• Keep gas away from eyes and skin.
• Fill the fuel tank outdoors, in an open area,
when the engine is cold. Wipe up any gasoline
that spills.
• Never fill the fuel tank inside an enclosed trailer.
• Do not fill the fuel tank completely full. Add
gasoline to the fuel tank until the fuel reaches
the base of the filler neck. This empty space in
the tank allows gasoline to expand.
Using Stabilizer/Conditioner
Use a fuel stabilizer/conditioner in the machine to provide
the following benefits:
• Keeps gasoline fresh during storage of 90 days or less.
For longer storage it is recommended that the fuel tank
be drained.
• Cleans the engine while it runs
• Eliminates gum-like varnish buildup in the fuel system,
which causes hard starting
• Never smoke when handling gasoline, and stay
away from an open flame or where gasoline
fumes may be ignited by a spark.
• Store gasoline in an approved container and
keep it out of the reach of children. Never buy
more than a 30-day supply of gasoline.
Important: Do not use fuel additives containing
methanol or ethanol.
• Do not operate without entire exhaust system in
place and in proper working condition.
Add the correct amount of gas stabilizer/conditioner to
the gas.
Note: A fuel stabilizer/conditioner is most effective
when mixed with fresh gasoline. To minimize the chance
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Think Safety First
of varnish deposits in the fuel system, use fuel stabilizer
at all times.
Operating Safety
Filling the Fuel Tank
Please carefully read all of the safety instructions and decals
in the safety section. Knowing this information could help
you, your family, pets or bystanders avoid injury.
Note: Make sure the engine is shut off and the motion
controls are in the park position.
Note: You can use the fuel window to verify the presence of
gasoline before filling the tank (Figure 9).
DANGER
Mowing on wet grass or steep slopes can cause
sliding and loss of control.
Important: Do not overfill fuel tank. Fill the fuel tank
to the bottom of the filler neck. The empty space in the
tank allows the fuel to expand. Overfilling may result
in fuel leakage or damage to the engine or emissions
system.
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B
Wheels dropping over edges can cause rollovers,
which may result in serious injury, death or
drowning.
A loss of traction is a loss of steering control.
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To avoid loss of control and possibility of rollover:
• Do not mow near drop-offs or near water.
• Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees.
• Reduce speed and use extreme caution on
slopes.
• When mowing slopes, gradually work from
lower to higher areas on the incline.
• Avoid sudden turns or rapid speed changes.
• Turn up, into an incline when changing
directions on slopes. Turning down the slope
reduces traction.
• Attachments change the handling characteristics
of the machine. Use extra caution when using
attachments with the machine.
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Figure 9
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 29).
Breaking in a New Machine
Figure 10
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.
1. Safe Zone-use the
TimeCutter here
2. Use walk behind mower
and/or hand trimmer near
drop-offs and water.
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3. Water
engine should not crank. Repeat with the other motion
control lever.
CAUTION
This machine produces sound levels in excess of 85
dBA at the operators ear and can cause hearing loss
through extended periods of exposure.
3. While sitting on the seat, move the blade control switch
to Off, and lock the motion control levers in the park
position. Start the engine. While the engine is running,
engage the blade control switch, and rise slightly from
the seat; the engine should stop.
Wear hearing protection when operating this
machine.
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4. While sitting on the seat, move the blade control switch
to Off, and lock the motion control levers in the park
position. Start the engine. While the engine is running,
move the motion control levers to the center, unlocked
position, engage the blade control switch, and rise
slightly from the seat; the engine should stop.
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Figure 11
1. Wear safety glasses
Starting the Engine
2. Wear hearing protection
Important: Do not engage the starter for more than
10 seconds at a time. If the engine fails to start, allow a
60 second cool-down period between attempts. Failure
to follow these instructions can damage the starter
motor.
Understanding the Safety
Interlock System
WARNING
If 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.
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B
C
D
The safety interlock system is designed to prevent the engine
from starting unless:
• The blades are disengaged.
• The motion control levers are in the park position.
E
The safety interlock system also is designed to stop the engine
whenever the control levers are out of the park position and
you rise from the seat.
Testing the Safety Interlock
System
F
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.
1. While sitting on the seat, with the control levers in park
position, and move the blade control switch to On. Try
starting the engine; the engine should not crank.
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2. While sitting on the seat, move the blade control
switch to Off. Move either motion control lever to the
center, unlocked position. Try starting the engine; the
Figure 12
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Operating the Blades
Stopping the Engine
1. Disengage the blades by moving the blade control
switch to Off.
The blade control switch, represented by a power take-off
(PTO) symbol, engages and disengages power to the mower
blades. This switch controls power to any attachments that
draw power from the engine, including the mower deck and
cutting blades.
2. Move the throttle lever to between the half and full
throttle position.
3. Turn the ignition key to Off and remove the key.
Engaging the Blades
Driving
Important: Do not engage the blades when parked in
tall grass. Belt or clutch damage can occur.
Driving the machine benefits from an understanding of
what zero turn radius mower means. The drive wheels turn
independently, powered by hydraulic motors on each axle;
hence one side can turn in reverse while the other turns
forward causing the machine to spin rather than turn. This
vastly improves the machine maneuverability but may require
some adjustment if the operator is unfamiliar.
Note: Always engage the blades with the throttle in the
Fast position.
B
A
WARNING
The machine can spin very rapidly. The operator
may lose control of the machine and cause personal
injury or damage to the machine.
• Use caution when making turns.
C
• Slow the machine down before making sharp
turns.
The throttle control regulates the engine speed as measured
in rpm (revolutions per minute). Placing the throttle control
in the Fast position can be best for performance. For most
applications, operating in the full throttle position is desirable.
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Disengaging the Blades
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Figure 14
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2. Disengage the blade control switch
3. Adjust the lever to the desired position.
The following are only recommendations for use.
Adjustments will 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:
Figure 15
• Parking
1. Park (brake) position
4. Backward
• Heavy, wet grass mowing conditions
2. Center unlock position
5. Front of machine
• Training
3. Forward
Tow
This is the medium speed. The suggested uses for this speed
are as follows:
Using the Smart SpeedTM Control
System
• Bagging
TM
The Smart Speed
Control-System lever, located below the
operating position (Figure 16), gives the operator a choice
to drive the machine at 3 ground speed ranges—trim, tow,
and mow.
• Mulching
Mow
This is the fastest speed. The suggested uses for this speed
are as follows:
• Normal mowing
• Transporting the machine
Figure 16
1. Smart speed lever
To change speeds, do the following:
1. Move the motion control levers to neutral and outward
to the park position.
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Forward
Backward
1. Move the levers to the center, unlocked position.
Note: Always use caution when backing up and turning.
2. To go forward, slowly push the motion control levers
forward (Figure 17).
1. Move the levers to the center, unlocked position.
2. To go backward, look behind you and down as you
slowly pull the motion control levers rearward (Figure
18).
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Figure 18
Figure 17
To go straight, apply equal pressure to both motion
control levers (Figure 17).
To go straight, apply equal pressure to both motion
control levers (Figure 18).
To turn, release pressure on the motion control lever
toward the direction you want to turn (Figure 17).
To turn, release the pressure on the motion control
lever toward the direction you want to turn.
The farther you move the motion control levers in
either direction, the faster the machine will move in
that direction.
To stop, push the motion control levers to neutral.
Stopping the Machine
To stop, pull the motion control levers to neutral.
To stop the machine, move the motion control levers to
neutral and outward to the park position, disengage the blade
control switch, ensure the throttle between the half and full
throttle position, and turn the ignition key to Off. Remember
to remove the key from the ignition switch.
WARNING
Children or bystanders may be injured if they
move or attempt to operate the mower while it is
unattended.
Always remove the ignition key and move the
motion control levers outward to the park position
when leaving the machine unattended, even if just
for a few minutes.
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Adjusting the Height of Cut
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Note: The transport position is the highest height-of-cut
position or cutting height 4.5 inch [115 mm] (Figure 19).
Height-of-cut is controlled by the lever located to the right of
the operating position (Figure 19).
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1
2
Figure 20
1. Anti-scalp roller
3. Flange Nut
2. Bolt
4. Hole spacing
Positioning the Seat
The seat can move forward and backward. Position the seat
where you have the best control of the machine and are most
comfortable.
Figure 19
Figure 21
Adjusting the Anti-Scalp
Rollers
Whenever you change the height-of-cut, adjust the height
of the anti-scalp rollers.
Note: Adjust the anti-scalp rollers so the rollers do not touch
the ground in normal, flat mowing areas.
1. Disengage the blade control switch (PTO), move the
motion control levers to the neutral lock position and
set the parking brake.
2. Stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving
parts to stop before leaving the operating position.
3. Adjust the anti-scalp rollers as shown in Figure 20 to
match the closest height-of-cut position.
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Adjusting the Motion Control
Levers
5. Move the motion control levers inward to the neutral
position and turn the ignition key to the run position.
Do not start the machine.
The machine is now able to be pushed by hand.
Adjusting the Height
3
The motion control levers can be adjusted higher or lower for
maximum operator comfort (Figure 22).
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B
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Figure 22
1. Bypass lever location
3. Lever position for pushing
the machine
2. Lever position for
operating the machine
Adjusting the Tilt
The motion control levers can be tilted fore or aft for
maximum operator comfort.
1. Loosen the upper bolt holding the control lever to the
control arm shaft.
2. Loosen the lower bolt just enough to pivot the control
lever fore or aft (Figure 22). Tighten both bolts to
secure the control in the new position.
3. Repeat the adjustment for the opposite control lever.
If the machine fails to move the electric brake may still be
engaged. If necessary the electric brake can be released
manually. Refer to the Releasing the Electric Brake (page 35).
Pushing the Machine by Hand
Move the bypass levers rearward through the key hole and
down to lock them in place as shown in Figure 23. Ensure
this is done for each lever.
6. When finished, ensure the key has been returned to the
Stop position to avoid draining the battery charge.
Operating the Machine
Important: Always push the machine by hand. Never
tow the machine because damage may occur.
This machine has an electric brake mechanism and to push
the machine the ignition key needs to be in the Run position.
The battery needs to be charged and functioning for the
electric brake to be disengage.
Pushing the Machine
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade control switch.
2. Move the motion control levers outward to park
position, stop the engine, and wait for all moving parts
to stop before leaving the operating position.
3. Locate the bypass levers on the frame on both sides of
the engine.
4. Move the bypass levers forward through the key hole
and down to lock them in place as shown in Figure 23 .
Ensure this is done for each lever.
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Grass Deflector
The mower has a hinged grass deflector that disperses
clippings to the side and down toward the turf.
DANGER
Without the grass deflector, discharge cover, or
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.
Figure 24
Loading the Machine
• 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.
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 ramps and
drive forward down ramps (Figure 25).
• Never put your hands or feet under the mower.
• Never try to clear discharge area or mower
blades unless you move the blade control switch
to Off and rotate the ignition key to Off. Also
remove the key and pull the wire off the spark
plug(s).
Transporting the Machine
Figure 25
1. Back up ramps
Use a heavy-duty trailer or truck to transport the machine.
Ensure that the trailer or truck has all necessary brakes,
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.
2. Drive forward down ramps
Important: Do not use narrow individual ramps for
each side of the machine.
Ensure the ramp is long enough so that the angle with the
ground does not exceed 15 degrees (Figure 26). On flat
ground, this requires a ramp to be at least four times (4X) as
long as the height of the trailer or truck bed to the ground. A
steeper angle may cause mower components to get caught as
the unit moves from the ramp to the trailer or truck. Steeper
angles may also cause the machine to tip or lose control. If
loading on or near a slope, position the trailer or truck so that
it is on the down side of the slope and the ramp extends up
the slope. This will minimize the ramp angle.
WARNING
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.
Do not drive machine on a public street or roadway.
To transport the machine:
1. If using a trailer, connect it to the towing vehicle and
connect the safety chains.
2. If applicable, connect the trailer brakes.
3. Load the machine onto the trailer or truck.
4. Stop the engine, remove the key, set the brake, and
close the fuel valve.
5. Tie down the machine near the front caster wheels and
the rear bumper (Figure 24).
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WARNING
1
Loading a machine onto a trailer or truck increases
the possibility of tip-over and could cause serious
injury or death.
• Use extreme caution when operating a machine
on a ramp.
• 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.
2
• Ensure the length of ramp is at least four times
(4X) as long as the height of the trailer or truck
bed to the ground. This will ensure that ramp
angle does not exceed 15 degrees on flat ground.
• Back up ramps and drive forward down ramps.
6
• 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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Figure 26
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1. Full-width ramp in stowed
position
4. Ramp is at least four times
(4X) 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
Long Grass
Operating Tips
If the grass is ever allowed to grow slightly longer than
normal, or if it contains a high degree of moisture, raise the
cutting height higher than usual and cut the grass at this
setting. Then cut the grass again using the lower, normal
setting.
Fast Throttle Setting
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 by uncut grass. Always try to have
one side of the mower free from uncut grass, which allows air
to be drawn into the mower.
When Stopping
If you must stop the forward motion of the machine, a clump
of grass clippings may drop onto your lawn. To avoid this,
move onto a previously cut area with the blades engaged.
Using the Smart Speed™ Control
System
Keep the Underside of the Mower Clean
The Smart Speed™ Control System lever, located below the
operating position, gives the operator a choice to drive the
machine at 3 speed ranges, trim, tow, and mow. An operator
can benefit from the trim speed setting when maneuvering
the machine in tight spaces or operating around delicate
landscapes. The trim setting can also be used to operate the
machine at a high throttle setting and blade speed while still
being able to reduce ground speed to increase quality of cut.
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.
Blade Maintenance
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 cutter blades daily 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.
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
six inches tall, you may want to cut the lawn twice to ensure
an acceptable quality of cut.
Cut 1/3 of the Grass Blade
It is best to cut only about 1/3 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 Direction
Alternate mowing direction to keep the grass standing
straight. This also helps disperse clippings which enhances
decomposition and fertilization.
Mow at Correct Intervals
Normally, mow every four days. But remember, grass grows
at different rates at different times. So to maintain the same
cutting height, which is a good practice, 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
two days later at a lower height setting.
Avoid Cutting Too Low
If the cutting width of the mower is wider than the mower
you previously used, raise the cutting height to ensure that
uneven turf is not cut too short.
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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 50 hours
• Change the oil and filters for the hydraulic system, and bleed the system.
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.
Check the cutting blades.
Inspect the grass deflector for damage
After each use
• Clean the mower housing.
Every 25 hours
• Grease all lubrication points.
• Service or replace the precleaner (more often under extremely dusty, dirty
conditions).
• Check tire pressure.
• Check the oil level in the expansion tank.
• Check the belts for wear/cracks.
Every 50 hours
• Service the paper element (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions).
Every 100 hours
•
•
•
•
Every 200 hours
• Check spark plug(s) condition and gap.
Every 400 hours
• Change the oil and filters for the hydraulic system, and bleed the system.
Every 500 hours
• Replace the spark plug(s).
Before storage
Replace the paper element (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions).
Change the engine oil and the engine-oil filter.
Clean the blower housing (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions).
Replace the in-line fuel filter.
• Charge the battery and disconnect battery cables.
• Perform all maintenance procedures listed above before storage.
• Paint any chipped surfaces.
Important: Refer to your engine operator's manual for additional maintenance procedures.
CAUTION
If you leave the key in the ignition switch, someone could accidently start the engine and seriously injure
you or other bystanders.
Remove the key from the ignition and disconnect the wire from the spark plug before you do any
maintenance. Set the wire aside so that it does not accidentally contact the spark plug.
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Premaintenance
Procedures
Lubrication
Raising the Seat
Service Interval: Every 25 hours—Grease all lubrication
points.
Make sure the motion control levers are locked in the park
position. Lift the seat forward.
Grease Type: No. 2 general-purpose, lithium-based grease
Greasing the Bearings
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade control switch.
The following components can be accessed by raising the seat:
• Serial plate
2. Move the motion control levers outward to the park
position, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for
all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
• Service decal
• Seat adjustment bolts
• Fuel filter
3. Clean the grease fittings (Figure 27 and Figure 28) with
a rag. Make sure to scrape any paint off the front of
the fitting(s).
• Battery and battery cables
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Figure 27
1. Front caster tire
Figure 28
Located on the seat pan underside
1. Read the instructions
before servicing or
performing maintenance.
3. Grease every 25 operating
hours.
2. Check tire pressure every
25 operating hours.
4. Engine
4. Connect a grease gun to each fitting (Figure 27 and
Figure 28). Pump grease into the fittings until grease
begins to ooze out of the bearings.
5. Wipe up any excess grease.
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Engine Maintenance
Servicing the Air Cleaner
Service Interval: Before each use or daily—Check the air
cleaner for dirty, loose or damaged parts.
Every 25 hours—Service or replace the precleaner
(more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions).
Every 50 hours—Service the paper element (more
often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions).
Every 100 hours—Replace the paper element (more
often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions).
Figure 29
1. Air-cleaner latch
2. Engine
This engine is equipped with a replaceable, high density paper
air-cleaner element. Check the air cleaner daily or before
starting the engine. Check for a buildup of dirt and debris
around the air-cleaner system. Keep this area clean. Also,
check for loose or damaged components. Replace all bent or
damaged air-cleaner components.
4. Air-cleaner base
5. Precleaner
3. Paper element
Servicing the Engine Oil
Note: Operating the engine with loose or damaged
air-cleaner components could allow unfiltered air into the
engine, causing premature wear and failure.
Oil Type: Detergent oil (API service SJ or higher)
Crankcase Capacity: 1.9 L (64 oz) when the filter is changed
Note: Service the air cleaner more often under extremely
dusty, dirty conditions.
Viscosity: See the table below.
1. Rotate the latches outward.
2. Remove the cover to access the air-cleaner element
(Figure 29).
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3. Remove the precleaner and paper element.
4. Remove the precleaner from the paper element, and
gently tap the paper element to dislodge dirt
Note: Do not wash the paper element or use
pressurized air, as this will damage the element.
0
Note: Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged element.
Handle the new element carefully; do not use if the
sealing surfaces are bent or damaged.
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Figure 30
5. Replace or wash the precleaner in warm water with
detergent, rinse, and air dry.
6. Lightly oil the precleaner with new engine oil and
squeeze out excess oil.
7. Clean the air-cleaner base as required, and check the
condition.
8. Install the precleaner over the paper element.
9. Install the precleaner and paper element onto the
air-cleaner base.
10. Install the cover, and secure it with the latches (Figure
29).
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Checking the Engine-Oil Level
3. Stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving
parts to stop before leaving the operating position.
Service Interval: Before each use or daily—Check the
engine-oil level.
1. Park the machine on a level surface, disengage the
blade-control switch, stop the engine, and remove the
key.
2. Make sure the engine is stopped, level, and is cool, so
the oil has time to drain into the sump.
3. Check the engine-oil level (Figure 31).
A
C
F
B
D
E
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H
Figure 32
4. Torque the plug to 14 N-m (125 in-lb).
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Figure 31
Changing the Engine Oil and the
Engine-Oil Filter
Service Interval: Every 100 hours—Change the engine oil
and the engine-oil filter.
Note: The drain plug is attached to the drain hose.
Note: Dispose of the used oil at a recycling center.
Fill with oil as specified in the “Viscosity Grades” table
(Figure 30).
1. Park the machine, so that the drain side is slightly lower
than the opposite side, to ensure that the oil drains
completely.
2. Disengage the blade-control switch and move the
motion controls outward to the park position.
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B
A
B
C
D
C
D
E
F
E
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Figure 34
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Servicing the Spark Plug
5. Slowly pour approximately 80% of the specified oil
into the filler tube (Figure 34).
Service Interval: Every 200 hours—Check spark plug(s)
condition and gap.
Every 500 hours—Replace the spark plug(s).
The spark plug is RFI compliant. Equivalent alternate brand
plugs can also be used.
Type: Champion XC12YC (or equivalent)
Air Gap: 0.76 mm (0.03 inch)
Removing the Spark Plug
1. Disengage the blade-control switch, move the motion
controls outward to the park position, stop the engine,
and remove the key.
2. Before removing the spark plug(s), clean the area
around the base of the plug to keep dirt and debris out
of the engine.
3. Remove the spark plug (Figure 35).
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A
Cleaning the Blower Housing
B
To ensure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling
fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean
at all times.
Annually, or every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower
housing, and any other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling
fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling
shrouds are installed. Torque the blower housing screws to
7.5 N-m (5.5 ft-lb).
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Figure 35
Checking the Spark Plug
Important: Operating the engine with a blocked grass
screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling
shrouds removed, will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
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.
Note: 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.
Set the gap to 0.76 mm (0.030 inch).
A
B
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Figure 36
Installing the Spark Plug
Tighten the spark plug to 25 to 29 N-m (18 to 22 ft-lb).
Figure 37
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Fuel System
Maintenance
DANGER
In certain conditions, gasoline is extremely
flammable and highly explosive. A fire or explosion
from gasoline can burn you and others and can
damage property.
A
• Perform any fuel related maintenance when the
engine is cold. Do this outdoors in an open area.
Wipe up any gasoline that spills.
• Never smoke when draining gasoline, and stay
away from an open flame or where a spark may
ignite the gasoline fumes.
B
Replacing the In-Line Fuel
Filter
C
Service Interval: Every 100 hours—Replace the in-line fuel
filter.
Never install a dirty filter if it is removed from the fuel line.
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade-control switch.
D
2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the park
position, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for
all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
3. Replace the in-line filter (Figure 38).
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Figure 38
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Electrical System
Maintenance
5. Slide the rubber cover up the positive (red) cable.
Disconnect the positive (red) cable from the battery
post (Figure 39). Retain all fasteners.
6. Remove the battery hold-down (Figure 39) and lift the
battery from the battery tray.
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.
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Charging the Battery
2
6
5
7
1
4
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.
• 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.
Figure 39
1. Battery
5. Negative battery post
2. Positive battery post
6. Wing nut, washer, and bolt
3. Bolt, washer, and nut
7. Battery hold-down
4. Terminal boot
Charging the Battery
Service Interval: Before storage—Charge the battery and
disconnect battery cables.
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade control switch.
2. Move the motion control levers outward to the park
position, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for
all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
3. Raise the seat to access the battery.
4. Disconnect the negative (black) ground cable from the
battery post (Figure 39). Retain all fasteners.
1. Remove the battery from the chassis; refer to Removing
the Battery.
2. Charge the battery for a minimum of 1 hour at 6 to 10
amps. 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 40).
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.
• Always disconnect the negative (black)
battery cable before disconnecting the
positive (red) cable.
• Always connect the positive (red) battery
cable before connecting the negative
(black) cable.
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Servicing the Fuses
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.
Fuse:
• Main F1-30 amp, blade-type
• Charge Circuit F2-25 amp, blade-type
1. Remove the screws securing the control panel to the
machine. Retain all fasteners
Figure 40
1. Positive battery post
3. Red (+) charger lead
2. Negative battery post
4. Black (-) charger lead
2. Lift the control pane up to access the main wiring
harness and fuse block (Figure 41).
3. To replace a fuse, pull out on the fuse to remove it
(Figure 41).
Installing the Battery
1. Position the battery in the tray (Figure 39).
2. Install the positive (red) battery cable to the positive (+)
battery terminal using the fasteners removed previously.
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3. Install the negative battery cable to the negative (-)
battery terminal using the fasteners removed previously.
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4. Slide the red terminal boot onto the positive (red)
battery post.
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5. Secure the battery with the hold-down (Figure 39).
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6. Lower the seat.
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Figure 41
1. Main—30 amp
2. Charge circuit—25 amp
4. Return the control panel to its original position. Use
the screws removed previously to secure the panel to
the machine.
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Drive System
Maintenance
2. Locate the shaft on the electric brake where the
brake-link arms are connected.
3. Rotate the shaft forward to release the brake.
Checking the Tire Pressure
Service Interval: Every 25 hours—Check tire pressure.
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 42). Check the tires
when they are cold to get the most accurate pressure reading.
Refer to the maximum pressure suggested by the tire
manufacturer on the sidewall of the caster wheel tires.
Inflate the rear drive wheel tires to 13 psi.
Figure 42
1. Valve stem
Releasing the Electric Brake
The electric brake releases by manually rotating the link arms
forward. Once the electric brake is energized the brake will
reset.
To release the brake:
Figure 43
1. Brake link arm on the electric brake control module
2. Left rear tire
1. Turn the ignition key to the Off position or disconnect
the battery.
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Removing Hydraulic System Filters
Hydraulic System
Maintenance
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
allow engine to cool. Remove the key and engage the
parking brake.
Hydraulic System Oil Specification
2. Raise the rear of machine up and support with jack
stands (or equivalent support) just high enough to
allow drive wheels to turn freely.
Oil Type: Toro HYPR-OIL® 500 or 20w-50 motor oil.
System Capacity: approximately 4.495 liter (152 oz) with a
filter change.
Checking the Hydraulic-Oil
Level
Service Interval: Every 25 hours
Check expansion reservoir and if necessary add the specified
oil to the Full Cold line.
Figure 45
1. Jacking points
3. Locate the filter and filter guards on each transaxle
drive system (Figure 46). Remove three screws securing
the filter guard and guard.
Figure 44
1. Expansion reservoir
3. Engine
2. Full Cold line
Changing the Hydraulic
System Oil and Filters
Service Interval: After the first 50 hours
Every 400 hours
Figure 46
Right side shown
Important: The bleeding process is repeated until the
oil remains at the Full Cold line in the reservoir after
purging. Failure to properly perform this procedure
can result in irreparable damage to the transaxle drive
system.
1. Transaxle drive
2. Oil filter
4. Screws
5. Vent plug
3. Filter guard
Note: The filter and oil are changed at the same time. Do
not reuse oil. Once the new filter is installed and oil is added
any air in the system must be purged.
4. Carefully clean area around filters. It is important that
no dirt or contamination enter hydraulic system.
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7. Continue to add oil through the expansion reservoir
until it reaches the Full Cold line on the expansion
reservoir.
5. Place a container below the filter to catch the oil that
drains when the filter and vent plugs are removed.
6. Locate and remove the vent plug on each transmission
7. Unscrew the filter to remove and allow oil to drain
from drive system.
8. Proceed to the Bleeding the Hydraulic System section.
Important: Failure to perform the Bleeding
the Hydraulic System procedure after changing
hydraulic filters and oil can result in irreparable
damage to the transaxle drive system.
Repeat this procedure for both filters.
Installing the Hydraulic System Filters
A
B
Bleeding the Hydraulic System
1. Enter the operator's position. Start engine and
move throttle control ahead to 1/2 throttle position.
Disengage parking brake.
C
E
A. Move the bypass levers into the pushing the
machine position; refer to the Pushing the
Machine by Hand section in Operation. With the
bypass valves open and the engine running, slowly
move the motion control levers in both forward
and reverse (5 or 6 times).
D
F
B.
Move the bypass levers into the operating
the machine position. With the bypass valve
closed and the engine running, slowly move the
directional control in both forward and reverse
directions (5 to 6 times).
C.
Stop the engine and check the oil level in the
expansion reservoir. Add the specified oil as until
it reaches the Full Cold line on the expansion
reservoir.
2. Repeat step 1 until all the air is completely purged from
the system.
3/4
When the transaxle operates at normal noise levels and
moves smoothly forward and reverse at normal speeds,
then the transaxle is considered purged.
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Figure 47
3. Check the oil level in the expansion reservoir one last
time. Add the specified oil as until it reaches the Full
Cold line on the expansion reservoir if necessary.
1. Apply a thin coat of the specified oil on the surface of
the rubber seal of each filter.
2. Turn the filter clockwise until rubber seal contacts the
filter adapter then tighten the filter an additional 3/4 to
1 full turn. Repeat for the other filter
3. Install the filter guards over each filter as previously
removed. Use the three screws to secure the filter
guards.
4. Verify the vent plugs are removed before adding the oil.
5. Slowly pour the specified oil through expansion
reservoir until oil comes out of one of the vent plug
holes. Stop and install that vent plug. Torque the plug
to 180 in-lb (20.3 N-m).
6. Continue to add oil through the expansion reservoir
until oil comes out of the remaining vent plug hole on
the second transmission. Stop and install that vent
plug. Torque the plug to 180 in-lb (20.3 N-m).
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Mower Maintenance
Servicing the Cutting Blades
Maintain sharp blades throughout the cutting season because
sharp blades cut 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.
Figure 48
Check the cutter blades daily 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. For
convenient sharpening and replacement, you may want to
keep extra blades on hand.
1. Cutting edge
3. Wear/slot forming
2. Curved area
4. Damage
Checking for Bent Blades
WARNING
Note: The machine must be on a level surface for the
following procedure.
A worn or damaged blade can break, and a piece
of the blade could be thrown into the operator's
or bystander's area, resulting in serious personal
injury or death.
1. Raise the mower deck to the highest height-of-cut
position; also considered the 'transport' position.
2. While wearing thickly padded gloves or other adequate
hand protection slowly rotate blade to be measured
into a position that allows effective measurement of
the distance between the cutting edge and the level
surface the machine is on.
• Inspect the blade periodically for wear or
damage.
• Replace a worn or damaged blade.
Before Inspecting or Servicing the
Blades
Park the machine on a level surface, disengage the blade
control switch, and move the motion control levers outward
to the park position. Stop the engine and remove the key.
1
2
3
Inspecting the Blades
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Figure 49
Service Interval: Before each use or daily—Check the
cutting blades.
1. Deck
2. Spindle housing
1. Inspect the cutting edges (Figure 48). If the edges
are not sharp or have nicks, remove and sharpen the
blades; refer to Sharpening the Blades.
2. Inspect the blades, especially the curved area (Figure
48). If you notice any damage, wear, or a slot forming
in this area (items 3 and 4 in Figure 48), immediately
install a new blade.
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3. Blade
3. Measure from the tip of the blade to the flat surface
here.
1
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2
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Figure 52
2
1. Opposing blade edge, in position for measuring
Figure 50
2. Level surface
3. Second measured distance between blade and surface (B)
1. Blade, in position for measuring
2. Level surface
3. Measured distance between blade and surface (A)
WARNING
A blade that is bent or damaged could break
apart and could seriously injure or kill you or
bystanders.
4. Rotate the same blade 180 degrees so that the opposing
cutting edge is now in the same position.
• Always replace bent or damaged blade
with a new blade.
• Never file or create sharp notches in the
edges or surfaces of blade.
3
1
A. If the difference between A and B is greater
than 1/8 inch (3mm) replace the blade with a
new blade. Refer to Removing the Blades and
Installing the Blades.
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Figure 51
1. Blade, side previously measured
Note: If a bent blade is replaced with a new one
and the dimension obtained continues to exceed
1/8 inch (3mm), the blade spindle could be bent.
Contact an Authorized Toro Dealer for service.
2. Measurement position used previously
3. Opposing side of blade being moved into measurement
position
B.
5. Measure from the tip of the blade to the flat surface
here. The variance should be no more than 3 mm (1/8
inch).
If the variance is within constraints, move to the
next blade..
Repeat this procedure on each blade.
Removing the Blades
The blades must be replaced if a solid object is hit, if the
blade is out of balance, or the blade is bent. To ensure
optimum 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.
Hold the blade end using a rag or thickly-padded glove.
Remove the blade bolt, curved washer, and blade from the
spindle shaft (Figure 53).
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Leveling the Mower Deck
Check to ensure the mower deck is level any time you install
the mower or when you see an uneven cut on your lawn.
1
The mower deck must be checked for bent blades prior to
leveling; any bent blades must be removed and replaced. Refer
to the Checking for Bent Blades procedure before continuing.
3
4
The mower deck must be leveled side-to-side first then the
front to rear slope can be adjusted.
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Figure 53
1. Sail area of blade
2. Blade
Requirements:
• The machine must be on a level surface.
• All 4 tire must be properly inflated. Refer to Checking
the Tire Pressure (page 35).
3. Curved washer
4. Blade bolt
Sharpening the Blades
Leveling from Side to Side
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade-control switch.
1. Use a file to sharpen the cutting edge at both ends of
the blade (Figure 54). Maintain the original angle. The
blade retains its balance if the same amount of material
is removed from both cutting edges.
2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the park
position, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for
all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
3. Set the height-of-cut lever to middle position.
4. Carefully rotate the blade(s) so that they are all side
to side (Figure 56).
Figure 54
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1. Sharpen at original angle
2. Check the balance of the blade by putting it on a blade
balancer (Figure 55). If the blade stays in a horizontal
position, the blade is balanced and can be used. If the
blade is not balanced, file some metal off the end of
the sail area only (Figure 54). Repeat this procedure
until the blade is balanced.
2
3
3
1
2
4
Figure 56
Mower decks with 3 blades
Figure 55
1. Blade
4
2. Balancer
Installing the Blades
1. Install the blade onto the spindle shaft (Figure 53).
1. Blade side to side
3. Outside cutting edges
2. Sail area of the blade
4. Measure from the tip of the
blade to the flat surface
here
5. Measure between the outside cutting edges and the
flat surface (Figure 56). If both measurements are not
within 5 mm (3/16 inch), an adjustment is required;
continue with this procedure.
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 53).
6. Move to the left side of the machine.
3. Torque the blade bolt to 47-48 N-m (35-65 ft-lb).
8. Raise or lower the left side of the mower deck by
rotating the rear nut. (Figure 57).
7. Loosen the side locking nut.
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3
Note: Rotate the rear nut clockwise to raise the mower
deck; rotate the rear nut counter-clockwise to lower
the mower deck.
2
1
2
3
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Figure 58
Mower Decks with 3 Blades
1. Blades front to rear
3. Measure from the tip of the
blade to the flat surface
here
2. Outside cutting edges
5. Measure from the tip of the front blade to the flat
surface and the tip of the rear blade to the flat surface
(Figure 58). If the front blade tip is not 1/16 to
5/16 inch (1.6 to 7.9 mm) lower than the rear blade tip,
adjust the front locknut.
Figure 57
1. Hanger bracket
3. Rear-locking nut
2. Side-locking nut
6. To adjust the front-to-rear blade slope, rotate the
adjustment nut in the front of the mower (Figure 59).
9. Check the side-to-side adjustments again. Repeat this
procedure until the measurements are correct.
10. Continue leveling the deck by checking the front-to-rear
blade slope; refer to Adjusting the Front-to-Rear Blade
Slope (page 41).
Adjusting the Front-to-Rear Blade
Slope
Check the front-to-rear blade level any time you install the
mower. If the front of the mower is more than 5/16 inch
(7.9 mm) lower than the rear of the mower, adjust the blade
level using the following instructions:
3
1
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade control switch.
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2. Move the motion control levers outward to the park
position, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for
all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
Figure 59
1. Adjusting rod
3. Lock nut
2. Adjusting block
3. Set the height-of-cut lever to middle position.
7. To raise the front of the mower, tighten the adjustment
nut. To lower the front of the mower, loosen the
adjustment nut.
Note: Check and adjust the side-to-side blade level.
If you have not checked the setting; refer to Leveling
from Side to Side (page 40).
8. After adjustment, check the front-to-rear slope again.
Continue adjusting the nut until the front blade tip is
1/16 to 5/16 inch (1.6 to 7.9 mm) lower than the rear
blade tip (Figure 58).
4. Carefully rotate the blades so they are facing front to
rear (Figure 58).
9. When the front-to-rear blade slope is correct check the
side-to-side level of the mower again; refer to Leveling
from Side to Side (page 40).
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Removing the Mower
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade control switch.
2. Move the motion control levers outward to the park
position, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for
all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
2
3. Lower the height-of-cut lever to the lowest position.
2
3
4. Remove the hairpin cotter from the front support rod
and remove the rod from the deck bracket (Figure
60). Carefully lower the front of the mower deck to
the ground.
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Figure 61
1. Mower deck
2. Hanger bracket
3. Rear lift rod
6. Slide the mower deck rearward to remove the mower
belt from the engine pulley.
7. Slide the mower deck out from underneath the
machine.
Note: Retain all parts for future installation.
3
1
2
Replacing the Grass Deflector
Service Interval: Before each use or daily—Inspect the grass
deflector for damage
WARNING
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An uncovered discharge opening could allow the
lawn mower to throw objects in the operator’s or
bystander’s direction and result in serious injury.
Also, contact with the blade could occur.
Figure 60
1. Front support rod
3. Deck bracket
2. Locking nut
Never operate the lawn mower unless you install a
mulch plate, discharge deflector, or grass collection
system.
5. Using the mower deck handles, lift the mower deck and
hanger brackets clear of the rear lift rod and lower the
mower carefully to the ground (Figure 61 and Figure
64).
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 62).
Remove the damaged or worn discharge deflector.
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2
1
3
3
2
1
4
4
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Figure 63
1. Rod and spring assembly
installed
2. Loop end of the spring
installed into the notch in
the deflector bracket
5. Secure the rod and spring assembly by twisting it so the
short end of the rod can be placed behind the front
bracket welded to the deck (Figure 63).
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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.
Figure 62
1. Rod
2. Spring
3. Rod, short end, moved
behind mower bracket
4. Short end, retained by
mower bracket.
4. Deck brackets
5. Spring installed over the
rod
Mower Belt Maintenance
3. Deflector
Inspecting the Belts
2. Position the new discharge deflector with the bracket
ends between the welded brackets on the deck as
shown in Figure 62.
Service Interval: Every 25 hours—Check the belts for
wear/cracks.
3. Install the spring onto the straight end of the rod.
Position the spring on the rod as shown in so the
shorter spring end is coming from under the rod before
the bend and going over the rod as it returns from the
bend.
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.
4. Lift the loop end of the spring and place it into the
notch on the deflector bracket (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 park
position, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for
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all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
3. Set the height-of-cut at the lowest cutting position
[1-1/2 inch (38 mm)].
3. Slide the mower under the machine.
4. Using a spring removal tool, (Toro part no. 92-5771),
remove the idler spring from the deck hook to remove
tension on the idler pulley and roll the belt off of the
pulleys (Figure 64).
5. Lift the rear of the mower deck and guide the hanger
brackets over the rear lift rod (Figure 61).
4. Lower the height-of-cut lever to the lowest position.
6. Attach the front support rod to the mower deck with
the clevis pin and hairpin cotter (Figure 60).
WARNING
7. Install the mower belt onto the engine pulley; refer to
Replacing the Mower Belt (page 43).
The spring is under tension when installed
and can cause personal injury.
Be careful when removing the belt.
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1
3
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6
Figure 64
1. Idler pulley
5. Engine pulley
2. Mower belt
6. Spring removal too
3. Outside pulley
7. Mower deck handles
4. Spring
5. Route the new belt around the engine pulley and
mower pulleys (Figure 64).
6. Using a spring removal tool, (Toro part no. 92-5771),
install the idler spring over the deck hook and placing
tension on the idler pulley and mower belt (Figure 64).
Installing the Mower
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade control switch.
2. Move the motion control levers outward to the park
position, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for
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Cleaning
Note: If the mower is not clean after one washing,
soak it and let it stand for 30 minutes. Then repeat the
process.
Washing the Underside of the
Mower
8. Run the machine and mower blades again for one to
three minutes to remove excess water.
9. Turn off the mower blades.
Service Interval: After each use—Clean the mower housing.
Wash the underside of the mower after each use to prevent
grass buildup for improved mulch action and clipping
dispersal.
WARNING
A broken or missing washout fitting could
expose you and others to thrown objects or
blade contact. Contact with blade or thrown
debris can cause injury or death.
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, under the seat, around the engine, hydraulic
pumps, and motors.
• Replace broken or missing washout fitting
immediately, before using mower again.
1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the
blade control switch.
• Never put your hands or feet under the
mower or through openings in the mower.
2. Move the motion control levers outward to the park
position, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for
all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating
position.
3. Attach the hose coupling to the end of the mower
washout fitting, and turn the water on high (Figure 65).
Note: Spread petroleum jelly on the washout fitting
O-ring to make the coupling slide on easier and protect
the O-ring.
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2
1
3
2
4
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Figure 65
1. Washout fitting
3. O-ring
2. Hose
4. Coupling
4. Lower the mower to the lowest height-of-cut.
5. Sit on the seat and start the engine. Engage the blade
control switch and let the mower run for one to three
minutes.
6. Disengage the blade control switch, stop the engine,
and remove the ignition key. Wait for all moving parts
to stop.
7. Turn the water off and remove the coupling from the
washout fitting.
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Storage
14. Check the condition of the drive and mower belts.
15. Check and tighten all bolts, nuts, and screws. Repair or
replace any part that is worn or damaged.
Cleaning and Storage
16. Paint all scratched or bare metal surfaces. Paint is
available from your Authorized Service Dealer.
1. Disengage the blade control switch, move the motion
controls outward to the park position, stop the engine,
and remove the key.
17. Store the machine in a clean, dry garage or storage area.
Remove the key from the ignition switch and keep it
in a memorable place. Cover the machine to protect
it and keep it clean.
2. Remove grass clippings, dirt, and grime from the
external parts of the entire machine, especially the
engine. Clean dirt and chaff from the outside of the
engine cylinder head fins and blower housing.
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, under the seat, around the
engine, hydraulic pumps, and motors.
3. Service the air cleaner; refer to Servicing the Air
Cleaner (page 28).
4. Grease and oil the machine; refer to Lubrication (page
27).
5. Change the crankcase oil and filter; refer to Servicing
the Engine Oil (page 28).
6. Check the tire pressure; refer to Checking the Tire
Pressure (page 35).
7. Charge the battery; refer to Charging the Battery (page
33).
8. Check the condition of the blades; refer to Servicing
the Cutting Blades (page 38).
9. Prepare the machine for storage when non-use occurs
over 30 days. Prepare the machine for storage as
follows.
10. Add a petroleum based stabilizer/conditioner to the
fuel in the tank. Follow the 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 gasoline and used at all times.
Run the engine to distribute the conditioned fuel
through the fuel system (5 minutes).
Important: Do not store stabilizer/conditioned
gasoline over 90 days.
11. Remove the spark plug(s) and check its condition; refer
to Servicing the Spark Plug (page 30). With the spark
plug(s) removed from the engine, pour two tablespoons
of engine oil into the spark plug hole. Use the starter
to crank the engine and distribute the oil inside the
cylinder. Install the spark plug(s). Do not install the
wire on the spark plug(s).
12. Clean any dirt and chaff from the top of the mower.
13. Scrape any heavy buildup of grass and dirt from the
underside of the mower, then wash the mower with
a garden hose.
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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 blade control switch is engaged.
1. Move the blade control switch to
Disengaged.
2. The motion control levers are not in the
park position.
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. Move the motion control levers outward
to the park position.
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 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 Take-Off (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
Electrical Diagram (Rev. A)
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Notes:
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Notes:
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The Toro Total Coverage Warranty
TimeCutter
and
TITAN
Mowers
Limited Warranty (see warranty periods below)
Conditions and Products Covered
Pages of your telephone directory (look under “Lawn Mowers”) or
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.
The Toro Company and its affiliate, Toro Warranty Company, pursuant to an
agreement between them, jointly promise to the original purchaser to repair
the Toro Products listed below if defective in materials or workmanship.
The following time periods apply from the date of purchase by the original
owner:
Products
Warranty Period
TimeCutter and MX Mowers
•Engines1 — Residential use
Residential use2 – 3 years
Kawasaki – 3 years
Kohler – 3 years
Toro – 3 years
TimeCutter and MX Mowers
•Engines1 — Commercial use
Commercial use 30 days
Kawasaki – 3 years
Kohler – 90 days
Toro – 90 days
TITAN Mowers – Residential or
Commercial use
•Engines1 — Residential or
Commercial use
•Frame
3 years or 300 hours3
Kawasaki – 3 years
All Mowers
•Attachments
•Battery
1 year
90 days Parts and Labor
1 year Parts only
•Belts and Tires
90 days
1Some
engines used on Toro Products are warranted by the engine manufacturer.
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.
3.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Service Dealer’s
analysis or with the assistance provided, contact us at:
Customer Care Department, RLC Division
Toro Warranty Company
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)
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
Lifetime (original owner only)4
TITAN MX5400 and MX600 Mowers 4 years or 400 hours3
– Residential or Commercial use
Kawasaki – 3 years
•Engines1 — Residential or
Commercial use
•Frame
Lifetime (original owner only)4
2.
Any product or part which has been altered or misused or neglected
and 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 of old fuel (more than one month old) or fuel which contains
more than 10% ethanol or more that 15% MTBE
–
Failure to drain the fuel system prior to any period of non-use
over one month
2Residential
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.
3Whichever
occurs first.
4Lifetime Frame Warranty - If the main frame, consisting of the parts welded together to form the
tractor structure that other components such as the engine are secured to, cracks or breaks in
normal use, it will be repaired or replaced, at Toro's option, under warranty at no cost for parts and
labor. Frame failure due to misuse or abuse and failure or repair required due to rust or corrosion
are not covered.
Warranty may be denied if the hour meter is disconnected, altered, or
shows signs of being tampered with.
Owner Responsibilities
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.
Instructions for Obtaining Warranty Service
If you think that your Toro Product contains a defect in materials or
workmanship, follow this procedure:
1.
Contact any Authorized Toro Service Dealer to arrange service at their
dealership. To locate a dealer convenient to you, refer to the Yellow
General Conditions
All repairs covered by these warranties must be performed by an Authorized
Toro Service Dealer using Toro approved replacement parts.
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.
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
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.
374-0258 Rev E
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