Toro 42" Recycler Mower User manual

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CONTENTS
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MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER ...............2.mecemverneriees 2 RECYCLERS MOWER TIPS (CONTD)
ASSEMBLY EEE e0 2 RECYCLER® MOWERFEATURES .................... 5
ATTACH HEIGHT CONTROL LEVER ................. 2 TIPS FOR CUTTING GRASS esse 5-6
INSTALLATION Lo, vee 2-4 MOWING EXTREME CONDITIONS ................... 6
ATTACH MOWER TO TRACTOR .................... 2-3 STOPPING TRACTOR WHEN MOWING ............ 6
INSTALL FRONT PULLEY SUPPORT ................ 3 MOW AT PROPER INTERVALS ....................... 6
INSTALL DRIVE BELT AND COVER................... 3 TIPS FOR CUTTING LEAVES esse 6
CHECKING MOWER LEVEL... 4-5 MANTENANCE AND STORAGE ...............eee2mieeeieeeeas 7
MOWER LEVEL ..…............iccéracesscre REEL 4-5 LUBRICATION Lee KEG 7
TRACTOR LIFT BAR-TRUNNION AND LIFT ROD BLADE MAINTENANCE este EEE 7
ADJUSTMENT eee 5 UNDERSIDE CLEANING oo, 7
TRANSPORT LEVER STOP ADJUSTMENT ....... 5 REPLACEMENT BELT oo. 7
REMOVAL eee 5 MOWER DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT ............. 7
OPERATION Ls 5 SPINDLE BELT REPLACEMENT ........................ 7
RECYCLERS MOWER TIPS .............2000 0. 5-6 GENERAL CARE AND STORAGE ...................... 7
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PART NO. 43-8480
COVER
PART NO. 92-7110
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A Model and Serial Number identifies your Toro Wheel
Horse attachment. These numbers should always be re-
ferred to when consulting with your dealer or factory concern-
ing service, replacement parts, or questions you may have.
For your reference, record numbers from Model and Serial
Number plate on your attachment.
MODEL
SERIAL NO.
ASSEMBLY
ATTACH HEIGHT CONTROL LEVER
Height control lever must be attached to Mower, as
described below.
Raise rear of mower and support deck on both sides, using
a 4" x 4" wood block. Remove two bolts and nuts securing lift
quadrantto rightrear corner ofmower deck (Fig. 1). Remove
clamp holding gage wheel support rod. Install height control
lever and spring as shown in Figure 1. Slip welded pin, on
height control lever, into guide hole in gage wheel support.
Position quadrant to hold height control lever in place and
replace clamp, bolts and nuts, Tighten securely and remove
4" x 4" block.
\ CAUTION
Sharp edges of mower blades can cut you during
blade maintenance or adjusiment. Use suitable
covering over cutting edges of blade to prevent
bodily harm.
“GAGE WHEEL
SUPPORT RRACKET
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FIG. 1 Install Height Control Lever
TALLAT
ION
IMPORTANT
Before installation, check that all mower blade nuts
are tight:
Blade Nut Torque 80-100 ft. ibs. {112-140Nm)
Check that mower spindles have been lubricated.
Use a pressure grease gun and #2 multipurpose
lithium grease. Grease fittings are on top of spindles.
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Place mower along right side of tractor (Fig.2). Position
height control lever in jowest position.
Turn front wheels of tractor fully left. Raise tractor
attachment lift.
FIG. 2 Position Mower to Right of Tractor
Slide mower under tractor until mower center leveler bar
is directly under right side of tractor frame.
ATTACH MOWER TO TRACTOR
Lowertractor attachment lit. Removewasher and hairpin
cotter installed on tractor lift bar pin (Fig. 6). Align lift bar and
pin (attached to tractor) with slot in mower leveler bar (Figs.
2 & 3).
Push mower in until it is centered under tractor.
LIFT BAR PIN
FIG. 3
Align Pin With Slot
Open mid Attach-A-Matic hitch by pushing release button
in and pushing latch lever down (Fig. 4).
Secure mower to tractor with previously removed washer
and hairpin cotter (Fig. 6).
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FIG. 5 Align Fork With Shaft
Adjust mower hitch so fork faces upward. Adjust mower so
welded spacers are positioned between tractor hitch plates
(Fig. 5).
Lift mower with attachment lift. NOTE: When using a
manual attachment lift, be sure lift handle “locks” in raised
position.
F SUPPORT WILL NOT LOCK INTO
HITCH, TURN KNOB CLOCKWISE:
Close Attach-A-Matic hitch by moving latch lever up.
INSTALL FRONT PULLEY SUPPORT
FIG. 8 Install Pulley Support
Open front Attach-A-Matic hitch by pushing release button
and pulling forward on latch handle (Fig. 7). INSTALL DRIVE BELT AND COVER
Insert shaft of pulley support assembly into hitch slots and Turn belt tension adjustment knob all the way clockwise
push latch handle rearward to lock latch (Fig. 8). (Fig. 9).
Install drive belt in groove of mower drive pulley and
position belt strands around idler pulleys, with inside strand
in "VV" pulley and outside strand making a back bend around
flat idler (Fig. 9). Place drive belt on inside groove of PTO
pulley as described in tractor Operator's Manual (Fig. 10). . PUT COVER PIN IN SLOT
BELT TENSION
FIG. 11 Install Pulley Support Cover
MOWER LEVEL
Position tractor on a level surface. Adjust all four tires to
12 PSi pressure. Place mower height control lever in middle
cutting position. Turn mower blades front-io-rear (Fig. 12).
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LEVEL SURFACE
FIG. 12 Mower Level Measurement
Turn leveling adjustment nut (Fig. 13) clockwise to raise
or counterclockwise 10 lower front of mower. Adjust so that
distances from surface to front and rear of blade tips are equal
(Figs. 12, 13 and 14).
FIG. 10 Mower PTO Pulley
Hold pulleys in against thrust collar and adjust drive belt
tension by turning adjusting knob counterclockwise until top
strand of drive belt can be depressed approximately 1 inch
(2.5 cm) under moderate finger pressure at mid-point be-
tween pulleys (Figs. 8, 9 & 10).
Remove cover nut making sure spacer remains on shaft
(Fig. 9). Install cover with pilot pin in slot of support (Fig. 11).
Reinstall cover nut and tighten.
CHECK
For optimum efficiency, level of mower should be checked
attime of initial installation and periodically as a check, to see
if alignment is maintained.
FIG, 13 Level Adjustment Nut
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This adjustment involves parts located on tractor
(Fig. 15). Trunnion on lift chain should be adjusted so that
bumpers on draft bars of mower suspension come in contact
with tractor footrests when mower is fully raised, with trunnion
stud in rear hole of tractor lift lever.
TRANSPORT LEVEL STOP ADJUSTMENT
For normal operation mover level stops should be ad-
justed so that carriage bolt heads are set at botiom of bracket
slots. И mower is not level, in fully raised position, level stops
may be adjusted by moving them in bracket slots as required
(Fig. 14).
LIFT CHAIN & TRUNNION
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Lift Bar Trunnion and Li Rod
Adjustment
Set mower gage wheels in lowest cutting position and
lower mower with tractor lift. Turn frontwheels allthe way left.
Turn drive belt tension adjustment knob clockwise all the
way and remove belt from mower.
Push mid-hitch lock release button in and open latch,
releasing mower hitch shaft.
Remove hairpin cotter and washer from lift bar pin. Slide
mower right until lift bar pin comes out of slot in leveier bar.
Raise tractor lift and slide mower out from under right side
of tractor.
Remove drive belt from PTO clutch pulley. Remove pulley
support assembly by pushing front hitch lock release button
in and opening laich. Drive belt need not be removed from
pulley support assembly.
IMPORTANT
Every time mower is installed, check for proper
operation of PTO clutch and brake. Adjustment of
PTO is covered in tractor Operator s Manual.
To avoid loss of control, slow down when turning,
backing and changing direction. Look behind tractor
to ensure area is clear before backing.
OWER FEATURES
RECYCLER®M
Your Recycler®mower has a new and completely different
cutting concept. it leaves your lawn with a bagged look
without bagging clippings.
Mower is equipped with special paris which increase ability
to cut and recut grass clippings, leaves, and other yard debris
into tiny particles which are injected down into the grass.
TIPS FOR CUTTING GRASS
Follow these instructions for best cutting results and lawn
appearance:
1. Always use FAST (full) throttle when mowing.
2. Maintain sharp blades throughout the cutting season.
A sharp blade cuts cleanly and without tearing or shredding
grass blades like a dull blade. Tearing and shredding
causes grass to turn brown at edges which impairs growth
and increases susceptibility to diseases. About every 30
days, remove wire fromtractor engine spark plug and check
cutter blade for sharpness. File down any nicks on blade to
restore its sharp edge.
3. Clean any residue from under side of mower deck and
kickers after each use. If residue is allowed to build up in
mower deck and on Kickers, cutting performance may be
unsatisfactory.
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Before removing any obstruction from mower deck,
move PTO control into DISENGAGED position, shift
into neutral and turn ignition key to OFF position.
Remove wire from tractor engine spark plug to pre-
vent possibility of accidentally starting engine.
4. When Recycler® mower is used to cut a lawn for the first
time, remove about one inch or not more than one third of
the grass blades. When cutting grass over six inches tall,
cut twice to hide clippings down in grass.
5. If grass is ever allowed to grow slightly longer than
normal, or if it contains a high degree of moisture, raise
cutting height higherthan usualand cut grass atthis setting.
Next, cut grass again using a lower normal setting. This
method of cutting long grass results in an even distribution
of clippings and an acceptable quality-of-cut.
6. In heat of summer, it is best to cut only about one third
of the grass blades. Cutting more than one third of grass
off is not recommended unless grass is sparse or it is late
fall when grass growth begins to slow down. Cutting grass
down to thatch will reduce room to hide cut grass and will
greatly increase amount of loose clippings.
7. If cutting width of mower is widerthan a mower previously
used, raise height-of-cut setting one notch to ensure undu-
lations in turf are not cut too short.
8. Very long or extremely wet grass can be cut, using
specific operating techniques. Start by setting height-of-
cut in highest position. Using slow speed and maximum
throttle speed, move mower into grass and cut a swath that
is only half as wide as mower deck. Slow forward move-
ment occasionally to allow mower deck to clear itself.
Cutting too much grass may clog mower deck. If mower
deck does clog, disengage PTO, move to cut grass, raise
decktotransport position and engage PTO to clear mower.
Lower deck and move slowly over clumps to disperse.
MOWING IN EXTREME CONDITIONS
Even with the Recycler® mower, you may encounter condi-
tions where it is not possible to incorporate all grass clippings
or leaves into grass.
Air is required to cut and recut grass clippings in mower
deck. lt also takes extra power to recut excess clippings
trapped under deck. Do not set height-of-cuttoo low ortotally
surround mower deck by uncut grass after initial cut. Always
try to have one side of mower deck free from uncut grass,
allowing air to be drawn into mower deck. When making an
initial cut thru center of uncut area, operate tractor ata slower
speed and back up if mower starts to clog.
Under some unusual mowing conditions, mower may
leave a “streak” of uncut grass, which can be caused by any
of the following conditions:
1. Engine being operated at less than full throttle.
2. Dull blades or underside of mower deck clogged with
matted grass.
3. Ground speed too high for conditions - adjust to 2 mph
(3.2 kph), or less if necessary.
4. Streaking on turns indicates turns are being made too
sharply.
5. If blades have been sharpened a number of times, they
may now be too short to “overlap” each other, and must be
replaced.
STOPPING TRACTOR WHEN MOWING
If Forward motion of tractor has to be stopped while cutting,
a clump of grass clippings may be deposited on lawn. Follow
this procedure for stopping tractor while cutting:
1. With blade engaged, move into a previously cut area.
2. Raise mower to transport position while moving forward
and mower is in operation.
3. Move throttle control lever to SLOW position, stop
motion of tractor, disengage PTO and rotate ignition key to
OFF position.
MOW AT PROPER INTERVALS
Under most normal conditions you need to mow approxi-
mately every 4-5 days. However, grass grows at different
rates at different times. This means that in order to maintain
same height-of-cut, which is agood practice, your need to cut
more frequently in early spring; as grass growth rate slows in
mid summer, cut only every 8-10 days. If you are unable to
mow for an extended period due to weather conditions or
other reasons, mow first with height-of-cut at a higher level;
then mow again 2-3 days later with a normal height setting.
Alternate mowing direction. This helps dispense clippings
over lawn for even fertilization.
TIPS FOR CUTTING LEAVES
In the fall, you can cut your leaves up into finely cut particles
and inject particles down into grass. When spring arrives, leaf
particles will have decomposed and restored valuable nutri-
ents into soil.
When cutting is complete, always be sure that 50% of lawn
shows through finely cut leaf cover. This may require one or
more passes over leaves. |
If there are more than five inches of leaves on lawn, raise
mower one or two settings higher. This makes it easier to
feed [eaves under mower deck.
If leaves are not cut up finely enough to be hidden down in
grass, make a second pass 90° to first pass.
If you cut up a lot of oak leaves, you may want to add lime
to your grass in the spring. Lime reduces acidity of oak
leaves.
LUBRICATION
Mower spindle bearings should be lubricated at 50 operat-
ing hour intervals (Fig. 16). Use a pressure type grease gun
and #2 multi-purpose lithium grease to lubricate spindle
bearings. Four to six pumps of a hand type grease gun will
usually filleach spindle after 50 hours use. Grease fittings are
conveniently located at top of spindle shafts. Lubricate
mower gage wheels every 25 hours.
Lubricate pivoting arms and levers at 25 hour intervals with
light machine oil applied directly to wear surfaces. Antiscalp
rollers should NOT be lubricated.
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FIG. 16 Mower Lubrication Fittings
BLADE MAINTENANCE
Sharp edges of mower blades can cut you during blade
maintenance or adjustment. Use suitable covering over
cutting edges of blade to prevent bodily harm.
To obtain optimum mowing results, mower blades should be
kept sharp and well balanced. To sharpen blades, remove
mower fromtractor and invert mower. Remove blades using
optional Toro Wheel Horse spindle blade wrench.
Hold spindle hex with wrench while removing blade attaching
nuts and washers from end of spindles. if Spindle blade
wrench is not available when servicing, a short piece of 2" x
4" lumber may be placed between side of mower deck and
blade to “lock” it in position while removing attaching hard-
ware.
File or grind blades evenly. Take care to retain angle of
original cutting edge. Blade balance can be checked on an
inexpensive blade balancer, available at most hardware
stores.
Reinstall blades with lift area (turned up section) facing
mower deck. Tighten blade attaching nuts to a torque of 80-
100 fi. Ibs. (112-140 Nm).
UNDERSIDE CLEANING
lt is of vital importance to clean underside of mower deck
frequently. Accumulation of matted clippings seriously im-
pairs mower’s ability to “lift” grass blades into cutting position
and discharge clippings evenly. Matted grass clogging
underside of mower is often times a cause of uneven cutting.
REPLACEMENT BELTS
Be sure to purchase genuine Toro Wheel Horse belts for
replacement purposes as these bells are designed specifi-
cally for each application.
MOWER DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
(Refer to Figures 8 thru 11)
Turn belt adjustment knob all the way clockwise.
Remove belt cover retaining nut and remove cover being
careful not to lose pulley cover spacer. Reinstall nut finger
tight to avoid possibility of pulleys and spacers coming off.
Remove belt from PTO, mower and idler pulleys and
examine condition of pulleys making sure pulley grooves and
bearings are in good condition.
install replacement belt and adjust tension as outlined under
“Install Drive Belt and Cover” section in this manual.
SPINDLE BELT REPLACEMENT
Remove mower from tractor.
Remove two side belt covers and note routing of belt.
Remove belt. Check to be sure all pulleys work freely. Install
anew beltin accordance with belt diagram located on mower.
Replace both belt covers.
GENERAL CARE AND STORAGE
Top of mower deck should be washed with a garden hose
after each use. A mild automotive detergent may be used to
remove stubborn dirt. After washing, allow mower {o dry,
Then start tractor and engage mower for approximately one
minute to remove excess water from belts and pulleys.
Touch-up painted surfaces with a fresh coat of “Toro Wheel
Horse Red”, available from vour authorized Toro Wheel
Horse dealer in aerosol cans.
Store mowerin aclean, dry place or protect it with a weather-
proof cover when stored outdoors.
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Consumer
Products
THE TORO TOTAL COVERAGE
GUARANTEE
A Full Warranty
(Limited Warranty for Commercial Use)
What Is Covered By This Express Warranty?
The Toro Company promises to repair any TORO Product
used for residential purposes if defective in materials or work-
manship for the following time periods from the date of pur-
chase:
® Super Recycler® Walk Mowers . 5 year full warranty
e All Others ................... 2 year full warranty
The cost of parts and labor are included, but the customer
pays the transportation costs.
Transportation within a 15 mile radius of the servicing dealer
is covered under this warranty for two—stage snowthrowers,
walk behind debris equipment and all TORO Wheel Horse
riding products. Walk power mowers, single stage
snowthrowers, and other products not specifically covered,
are excluded from the transportation coverage provided by
this warranty.
What Products Are Covered By This Warranty?
This warranty applies to all gasoline powered Consumer
Products (including TORO Wheel Horse riding products).
ProLine riding products and wide area walk behind mowers
are covered by separate warranty statements.
How About Commercial Use?
TORO Consumer Products used for commercial, institutional
or rental use are covered by a limited warranty for the follow-
ing time periods from the date of purchase:
Products Warranty Period
e Garden Tractors
Chassis ....... 1 year limited warranty
Engine ........ 2 year limited warranty
e 21” Commercial Duty ....... 1 year limited warranty
Walk Mowers
e Lawn Tractors, Yard Tractors, Rear Engine Riders,
Straight Shaft Trimmers,
and Backpack Blowers ...... 90 day limited warranty
e All Others ................. 45 day limited warranty
How Do You Get Warranty Service?
Should you feel your TORO product contains a defect in ma-
terial or workmanship, contact the dealer who sold you the
product or any Authorized TORO Service Dealer or TORO
Master Service Dealer. The Yellow Pages of your telephone
directory is a good reference source. The dealer will either
arrange service at his/her dealership or recommend another
Authorized Service Dealer who may be more convenient. You
may need proof of purchase (copy of registration card, sales
receipt, etc.) for warranty validation.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Service Dealers
analysis of the defect in materials or workmanship or if you
need a referral to a TORO Service Dealer, please feel free to
contact us at the following address:
Toro Customer Service Department
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420-1196
612-888-8801
1-800-348-2424
What Must You Do To Keep The Warranty In Effect?
You must maintain your TORO Product by following the main-
tenance procedures described in the operator's manual. Such
routine maintenance, whether performed by a dealer or by
you, is at your expense.
What Does This Warranty Not Cover?
and
How Does Your State Law Relate To This Warranty?
There is no other express warranty except the TORO Starting
Guarantee on GTS Engines. This express warranty does not
cover:
e Cost of regular maintenance service or parts, such as filters,
fuel, lubricants, tune—up parts, blade sharpening, brake and
clutch adjustments.
e Any product or part which has been altered or misused or
required replacement or repair due to normal wear, accidents,
or lack of proper maintenance.
e Repairs necessary due to improper fuel, contaminants in the
fuel system, or failure to properly prepare the fuel system prior
to any period of non—use over three months.
e Pickup and delivery charges for distances beyond a 15 mile
radius from an Authorized TORO Service Dealer (covered
products only).
All repairs covered by this warranty must be performed by an
Authorized TORO Service Dealer using Toro approved replace-
ment parts.
Repair by an Authorized TORO Service Dealer is your sole
remedy under this warranty.
The Toro Company is not 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 ser-
vice during reasonable periods of malfunction or non-use
pending completion of repairs under this warranty. Some
states do not allow exclusions of incidental or consequen-
tial damages, so the above exclusion 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.
fail, you may contact us at The Toro Company.
COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA
Customers who have purchased TORO products exported from the United States or Canada should contact their TORO Dis-
tributor (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
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