Toro ProStripe 560 Mower Walk Behind Mower Operator's Manual

Toro ProStripe 560 Mower Walk Behind Mower Operator's Manual
Form No. 3373-177 Rev A
ProStripe 560 Mower
Model No. 02656—Serial No. 312000001 and Up
Operator's Manual
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This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002.
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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.
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
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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do with safety. Failure to comply with the instruction
may result in personal injury.
Introduction .................................................................. 1
General Lawn Mower Safety ..................................... 2
Sound Pressure ....................................................... 4
Sound Power .......................................................... 4
Hand-Arm Vibration ............................................... 4
Safety and Instructional Decals ................................. 5
Setup ............................................................................ 6
1 Unfolding the Handle............................................ 6
2 Assembling the Grass Bag ...................................... 6
3 Filling the Engine with Oil...................................... 7
Product Overview .......................................................... 8
Specifications ......................................................... 8
Operation ..................................................................... 9
Recommended Fuel................................................. 9
Filling the Fuel Tank ................................................ 9
Checking the Engine Oil Level .................................10
Adjusting the Cutting Height....................................10
Starting the Engine .................................................11
Using the Self-propel Drive......................................11
Stopping the Engine ...............................................12
Recycling the Clippings ...........................................12
Bagging the Clippings .............................................12
Operating Tips ......................................................12
Maintenance .................................................................14
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s) ......................14
Preparing for Maintenance.......................................14
Replacing the Air Filter............................................14
Changing the Engine Oil .........................................15
Adjusting the Self-propel Cable ................................16
Replacing the Blade ................................................17
Sharpening The Blade .............................................17
Cleaning the Mower................................................18
Storage ........................................................................19
Preparing the Mower for Storage ..............................19
Folding the Handle .................................................20
Removing the Mower from Storage...........................20
General Lawn Mower Safety
The following instructions have been adapted from the ISO
standard 5395.
This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
• Read the Operator’s Manual and other training material. If
the operator(s) or mechanic(s) cannot read English, it is
the owner’s responsibility to explain this material to them.
Become familiar with the safe operation of the equipment,
operator controls, and safety signs.
All operators and mechanics should be trained. The
owner is responsible for training the users.
Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the mower. Local regulations can
restrict the age of the operator.
Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for
accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their
Understand explanations for all pictograms used on the
mower or in the instructions.
WARNING-Gasoline is highly flammable. Take the
following precautions.
• Store fuel in containers specifically designed for this
• Refuel outdoors only and do not smoke while refueling.
• Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the
cap of the fuel tank or add gasoline while the engine is
running or when the engine is hot.
• If gasoline is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine
but move the mower away from the area of spillage and
avoid creating any source of ignition until gasoline vapors
have dissipated.
• Replace all fuel tank and container caps securely.
Improperly using or maintaining this mower can result
in injury. To reduce the potential for injury, comply with
these safety instructions.
Toro designed and tested this mower for reasonably safe
service; however, failure to comply with the following
instructions may result in personal injury.
To ensure maximum safety, best performance, and
to gain knowledge of the product, it is essential that
you and any other operator of the mower read and
understand the contents of this manual before the
engine is ever started. Pay particular attention to the
safety alert symbol (Figure 2) which means Caution,
Warning, or Danger—“personal safety instruction.”
Read and understand the instruction because it has to
• While mowing, always wear substantial footwear, long
trousers, and ear protection. Do not operate the
equipment when barefoot or wearing open sandals. Long
hair, loose clothing, or jewelry may get tangled in moving
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used and remove all stones, sticks, wires, bones and other
foreign objects which can be thrown by the machine.
• Before using, always visually inspect to see that guards,
and safety devices, such as deflectors and/or grass
catchers, are in place and working correctly.
Before using, always visually inspect to see that the blades,
blade bolts and cutter assembly are not worn or damaged.
Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts in sets to
preserve balance.
Do not tilt the mower when starting the engine.
• Never mow while people, especially children, or pets are
Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light.
Avoid operating the equipment in wet grass, where
Stay alert for holes in the terrain and other hidden hazards.
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
Never pick up or carry a lawn mower while the engine is
Use extreme caution when reversing or pulling a
pedestrian controlled lawn mower towards you.
Walk, never run.
– Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
– Exercise extreme caution when on slopes.
– Mow across the face of slopes, never up and down
and exercise extreme caution when changing direction
on slopes.
– Always be sure of your footing on slopes.
Reduce speed on slopes and in sharp turns to prevent
overturning or loss of control.
Stop the blade if the lawn mower has to be tilted for
transportation when crossing surfaces other than grass
and when transporting the lawn mower to and from the
area to be mowed.
Do not operate the engine in a confined space where
dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can collect.
Stop the engine
– whenever you leave the lawn mower.
– before refueling.
– before removing the grass catcher.
– before making height adjustment unless adjustment
can be made from the operator's position.
Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire.
– before clearing blockages or unclogging chute.
– before checking, cleaning or working on the lawn
– after striking a foreign object, inspect the lawn mower
for damage and make repairs before restarting and
operating the lawn mower.
– if lawn mower starts to vibrate abnormally (check
Lightning can cause severe injury or death. If you see
lightning or hear thunder in the area, do not operate the
machine; seek shelter.
Watch out for traffic when crossing or near roadways.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not
point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower under the influence of alcohol
or drugs.
Use care when loading or unloading the machine into a
trailer or truck.
Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees,
or other objects that may obscure vision.
Maintenance and Storage
• Disengage drives, lower implement, set parking brake,
stop engine, and remove key or disconnect spark plug
wire. Wait for all movement to stop before adjusting,
cleaning, or repairing.
Park machine on level ground. Never allow untrained
personnel to service machine.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition. Replace all worn
or damaged labels.
Do not use pressure cleaning equipment on machine.
Never store the equipment with gasoline in the tank and
inside a building where fumes can reach an open flame
or spark.
Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.
To reduce the fire hazard, keep the engine, silencer, and
gasoline storage area free of grass, leaves, or excessive
Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard
frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended
parts, when necessary.
Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
Replace faulty silencers.
If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors.
Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed
the engine. Operating an engine at excessive speed can
increase the hazard of personal injury.
Be careful during adjustment of the lawn mower to
prevent entrapment of the fingers between moving blades
and fixed parts of the lawn mower.
Use care when checking blades. Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use caution when servicing them. Only
replace blades. Never straighten or weld them.
To ensure the best performance and safety,
purchase only genuine Toro replacement parts and
accessories. Do not use will fit parts and accessories;
they may cause a safety hazard.
Sound Pressure
This unit has a sound pressure level at the operator’s ear of
89 dBA, which includes an Uncertainty Value (K) of 2 dBA.
The sound pressure level was determined according to the
procedures outlined in EN 836.
Sound Power
This unit has a guaranteed sound power level of 98 dBA,
which includes an Uncertainty Value (K) of 1 dBA. The sound
power level was determined according to the procedures
outlined in ISO 11094.
Hand-Arm Vibration
Measured vibration level for the left hand = 2.8 m/s2
Measured vibration level for the right hand = 3.2 m/s2
Uncertainty Value (K) = 1.6 m/s2
The measured values were determined according to the
procedures outlined in EN 836.
Safety and Instructional Decals
Important: Safety and instruction decals are located near areas of potential danger. Replace damaged decals.
1. Thrown object hazard—keep bystanders a safe distance from
the machine.
4. Cutting/dismemberment hazard of hand or foot, mower
blade—operate side to side on slopes; do not operate up and
down slopes; stop the engine and pick up any debris; look
behind you when moving the machine backwards.
2. Cutting/dismemberment hazard of hand or foot, mower
blade—disconnect the spark plug and read the Operator’s
Manual before servicing or performing maintenance.
5. Warning—keep away from moving parts; keep all guards in
3. Warning—read the Operator’s Manual; do not operate this
machine unless you are trained; wear ear protection.
1. Warning—cutting/dismemberment hazard of hand or foot,
cutting mechanism.
Height-of-Cut Adjustment
Engine Speed Control
Engine Stop
Important: Remove and discard the protective plastic
sheet that covers the engine.
Assembling the Grass Bag
No Parts Required
Unfolding the Handle
1. Insert the frame into the grass bag, keeping the handle
above the grass bag (Figure 4).
No Parts Required
Assembling and unfolding the handle improperly
can damage the cables, causing an unsafe operating
• Do not damage the cables when assembling and
unfolding the handle.
• If a cable is damaged, contact an Authorized
Service Dealer.
1. Loosen the handlebar knobs (Figure 3).
Figure 4
1. Frame
Figure 3
1. Blade control bar
2. Handlebar knobs
2. Hold the blade control bar against the handlebar,
unfold the handlebar to the proper operating position,
then release the blade control bar.
3. Tighten the handlebar knobs.
2. Grass bag
2. Attach the plastic clips to the grass bag frame (Figure 5).
0.15 L
Figure 6
1. Full
2. Add
2. Slowly pour oil into the oil fill tube, wait 3 minutes,
and check the oil level on the dipstick by wiping the
dipstick clean and then fully inserting the dipstick into
the tube (Figure 6) )
Figure 5
1. Plastic clips
3. Fill the engine with oil until the dipstick indicates that
the engine oil level is correct as shown in Figure 6. If
you overfill the engine with oil, remove the excess oil
as directed in Changing the Engine Oil (page 15).
4. Install the dipstick and tighten it securely.
Filling the Engine with Oil
Important: Change the engine oil after the first 5
operating hours; change it yearly thereafter. Refer
to Changing the Engine Oil (page 15).
No Parts Required
Your mower does not come with oil in the engine. Before
starting the engine, fill the engine with oil.
Max. fill: 20 oz. (0.59 l), type: SAE 30 detergent oil with an
API service classification of SF, SG, SH, SJ, SL, or higher.
1. Remove the dipstick (Figure 6).
Product Overview
Figure 7
9. Blade control bar
1. Spark plug wire
2. Engine cover
10. Handlebar
3. Air cleaner
11. Self-propel drive bar
4. Fuel filler cap
12. Engine speed controller
5. Oil filler cap/dipstick
13. Grass bag assembly
6. Serial number label
7. Handlebar knob
14. Rear deflector
15. Height-of-cut adjuster
8. Recoil start handle
16. Battery cover
Figure 8
1. Spark plug wire
6. Dipstick
2. Exhaust
7. Fuel cap
3. Exhaust guard
8. Air cleaner
4. Cover
5. Recoil start handle
9. Carburetor
112 lb
(51 kg)
42.5 in
(108 cm)
23 in
(58.5 cm)
61.6 in
(156.5 cm)
Recommended Fuel
• For best results, use only clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline
with an octane rating of 87 or higher ((R+M)/2 rating
• Oxygenated fuel with up to 10% ethanol or 15% MTBE
by volume is acceptable.
• Do Not use ethanol blends of gasoline (such as E15
or E85) with more than 10% ethanol by volume.
Performance problems and/or engine damage may result
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.
Figure 9
Filling the Fuel Tank
Gasoline is extremely flammable and explosive. A
fire or explosion from gasoline can burn you and
• To prevent a static charge from igniting the
gasoline, place the container and/or mower
directly on the ground before filling, not in a
vehicle or on an object.
• Fill the tank outdoors when the engine is cold.
Wipe up spills.
• Do not handle gasoline when smoking or around
an open flame or sparks.
• Store gasoline in an approved fuel container, out
of the reach of children.
Fill the fuel tank with fresh unleaded regular gasoline from
a major name-brand service station (Figure 9). Refer to
Recommended Fuel (page 9).
Important: To reduce starting problems, add fuel
stabilizer to the fuel all season, mixing it with gasoline
less than 30 days old.
Checking the Engine Oil Level
If the engine has been running, the muffler will be
hot and can severely burn you. Keep away from the
hot muffler.
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
1. Remove the dipstick and wipe it with a clean cloth.
2. Fully insert the dipstick.
To adjust the height of cut:
3. If the oil level is low, slowly pour oil into the oil fill
tube, wait 3 minutes, and check the oil level on the
dipstick by wiping the dipstick clean and then inserting
the dipstick into the tube (Figure 10).
1. Grip the lever and pull sideways to disengage it from
the locking notch (Figure 11).
0.15 L
Figure 11
1. Height-of-cut adjusting lever
Figure 10
1. Full
2. Push it forwards to lower or pull it backwards to raise
the height of cut (Figure 11).
2. Add
3. Release the lever at the required position and ensure
that it locks firmly into one of the eight setting notches
(Figure 11).
4. Fill the engine with oil until the dipstick indicates that
the engine oil level is correct as shown in . If you
overfill the engine with oil, remove the excess oil as
directed in Changing the Engine Oil (page 15)..
5. Install the dipstick and tighten it securely.
Important: Change the engine oil after the first 5
operating hours; change it yearly thereafter. Refer
to Changing the Engine Oil (page 15).
Adjusting the Cutting Height
Adjusting the cutting height may bring you into
contact with the moving blade, causing serious
• Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts
to stop.
• Do not put your fingers under the housing when
adjusting the cutting height.
Starting the Engine
Using the Self-propel Drive
1. Hold the blade control bar against the handlebar
(Figure 12).
To operate the self-propel drive, squeeze the self-propel drive
bar toward the handle and hold it in place (Figure 13).
Figure 12
1. Recoil start handle
Figure 13
2. Blade control bar
1. Self-propel drive bar
2. Pull the recoil start handle (Figure 12).
To disengage the self-propel drive, release the self-propel
drive bar.
Important: To prevent damage to the machine,
never pull the recoil start handle when the engine
is running.
Note: If the mower does not start, contact an
Authorized Service Dealer.
Stopping the Engine
Release the blade control bar.
Important: When you release the blade control bar,
the blade should stop within 3 seconds. If it does not
stop properly, stop using your mower immediately and
contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
Recycling the Clippings
Your mower comes from the factory ready to recycle the
grass and leaf clippings back into the lawn. Ensure the rear
deflector stays against the mower to recycle the clippings
(Figure 14).
Figure 15
1. Rear deflector
2. Grass bag
4. Lower the rear deflector.
Operating Tips
General Mowing Tips
Figure 14
• Clear the area of sticks, stones, wire, branches, and other
1. Rear deflector
debris that the blade could hit.
• Avoid striking solid objects with the blade. Never
deliberately mow over any object.
Bagging the Clippings
• If the mower strikes an object or starts to vibrate,
immediately stop the engine, disconnect the wire from
the spark plug, and examine the mower for damage.
Install the grass bag to collect grass and leaf clippings from
the lawn.
• For best performance, install a new blade before the
cutting season begins.
A worn grass bag could allow debris to be thrown
and result in serious personal injury or death to the
operator or bystanders.
• Replace the blade when necessary with a Toro
Check the grass bag frequently. If it is damaged,
install a new Toro replacement bag.
Cutting Grass
replacement blade.
• Cut only about a third of the grass blade at a time. Do not
cut below the 2-inch (51 mm) setting unless the grass is
sparse or it is late fall when grass growth begins to slow
down. Refer to Adjusting the Cutting Height.
• When cutting grass over 6 inches (15 cm) tall, mow at the
The blade is sharp; contacting the blade can result
in serious personal injury.
highest cutting height setting and walk slower; then mow
again at a lower setting for the best lawn appearance. If
the grass is too long, the mower may plug and cause the
engine to stall.
Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop
before leaving the operating position.
• Mow only dry grass or leaves. Wet grass and leaves tend
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
to clump on the yard and can cause the mower to plug
or the engine to stall.
2. Raise and hold up the rear deflector.
3. Hook the grass bag into position (Figure 15).
Wet grass or leaves can cause serious injury if
you slip and contact the blade. Mow only in dry
• Alternate the mowing direction. This helps disperse the
clippings over the lawn for even fertilization.
• If the finished lawn appearance is unsatisfactory, try one
or more of the following:
– Replace the blade or have it sharpened.
– Walk at a slower pace while mowing.
– Raise the cutting height on your mower.
– Cut the grass more frequently.
– Overlap cutting swaths instead of cutting a full swath
with each pass.
Cutting Leaves
After cutting the lawn, ensure that half of the lawn shows
through the cut leaf cover. You may need to make more than
one pass over the leaves.
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s)
Maintenance Service
Maintenance Procedure
After the first 5 hours
• Change the engine oil.
Before each use or daily
• Check the engine oil level.
• Ensure that the engine stops within 3 seconds after releasing the blade control bar.
• Clean grass clippings and dirt from under the mower.
Every 25 hours
Every 50 hours
• Change the engine oil.
Before storage
• Empty the fuel tank before repairs as directed and before annual storage.
Replace the air filter.
Check the self-propel cable and adjust if needed.
Replace the blade or have it sharpened (more frequently if the edge dulls quickly).
Sharpen the blade.
• Refer to your Engine Operator's Manual for any additional yearly maintenance
Important: Refer to your Engine Operator's Manual for additional maintenance procedures.
Preparing for Maintenance
Important: Before tipping the mower to change
the oil or replace the blade, allow the fuel tank to
run dry through normal usage. If you must tip the
mower prior to running out of fuel, use a hand fuel
pump to remove the fuel. Always tip the mower
onto its side with the air filter up.
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug
(Figure 16) before performing any maintenance
Tipping the mower may cause the fuel to leak.
Gasoline is flammable, explosive, and can
cause personal injury.
Run the engine dry or remove the gasoline
with a hand pump; never siphon.
Replacing the Air Filter
Service Interval: Every 25 hours
1. Perform the pre-maintenance procedures; refer to
Preparing for Maintenance (page 14).
2. Loosen the knob securing the air filter cover
(Figure 17).
Figure 16
3. After performing the maintenance procedure(s),
connect the spark plug wire to the spark plug.
0.15 L
Figure 18
1. Full
2. Add
3. Tip the mower onto its side, with the air filter up,
to drain the used oil out through the oil fill tube
(Figure 19).
Figure 17
1. Knob
3. Cartridge
2. Air filter cover
4. Foam filter
3. Remove the cover.
4. Carefully remove the foam filter and the cartridge
together, then separate the foam filter from the
cartridge (Figure 17).
5. If the filter is extremely dirty, replace it.
6. Place the filter back into the cartridge, then place both
into the air filter.
7. Install the cover (Figure 17).
Figure 19
Changing the Engine Oil
4. Slowly pour oil into the oil fill tube, wait 3 minutes,
and check the engine oil level on the dipstick by wiping
the dipstick clean and then inserting it into the tube
(Figure 18) (Max. fill: 20 oz. (0.59 l), type: SAE 30
detergent oil with an API service classification of SF,
SG, SH, SJ, SL, or higher).
5. Fill the engine with oil until the dipstick indicates that
the engine oil level is correct as shown in Figure 18. If
you overfill the engine with oil, remove the excess oil.
6. Install the dipstick and tighten it securely.
Service Interval: After the first 5 hours
Every 50 hours
Run the engine a few minutes before changing the oil to warm
it. Warm oil flows better and carries more contaminants.
1. Perform the pre-maintenance procedures; refer to
Preparing for Maintenance (page 14).
2. Remove the dipstick and wipe it with a clean cloth
(Figure 18).
7. Dispose of the used oil properly at a local recycling
Adjusting the Self-propel
Service Interval: Every 25 hours
1. Stop the engine.
2. Pull the machine backwards while slowly engaging
the self-propel bar until the rear rollers lock. The
self-propel bar should now be 2.4 in (6 cm) from the
Figure 21
1. Cable adjuster
4. When feasible, check the spring on the self-propel cable
attached to the gearbox to ensure it is set correctly. Use
the metal adjuster, and make sure the plastic adjuster is
fully wound in.
Figure 20
1. 2.4 in (6 cm)
3. If the distance between the self-propel bar and the
handlebar is less than 2.4 in (6 cm), adjust the black
plastic cable adjuster to set the correct distance.
Figure 22
1. 1/2 inch (1.3 cm)
2. Self-propel spring
5. Once the spring is set correctly, tighten the inner nut
to secure it in place.
Figure 24
Figure 23
1. Metal adjuster
1. Bolt
3. Self-propel cable
3. Spacer
2. Spring washer
2. Inner nut
6. Assemble the blade with the turned up edges facing
towards the engine.
Replacing the Blade
7. Secure the new blade in place with the bolt, washer,
and spacer removed previously (Figure 24).
Service Interval: Every 25 hours—Replace the blade or have
it sharpened (more frequently if the edge
dulls quickly).
8. Use a torque wrench to tighten the blade bolt to
40 ft-lb (54 N-m).
Important: You will need a torque wrench to install the
blade properly. If you do not have a torque wrench or
are uncomfortable performing this procedure, contact
an Authorized Service Dealer.
Important: A bolt torqued to 40 ft-lb (54 N-m) is
very tight. While holding the blade with a block
of wood, put your weight behind the ratchet or
wrench and tighten the bolt securely. This bolt is
very difficult to overtighten.
Examine the blade whenever you run out of gasoline. If the
blade is damaged or cracked, replace it immediately. If the
blade edge is dull or nicked, have it sharpened or replace it.
Sharpening The Blade
Service Interval: Every 25 hours
The blade is sharp; contacting the blade can result
in serious personal injury.
A slightly worn blade may be re-sharpened. Both blade edges
must be sharpened equally to ensure balance.
Wear gloves when servicing the blade.
1. Remove the blade from the mower (refer to
Replacing the Blade (page 17)).
1. Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug.
Refer to Preparing for Maintenance (page 14).
2. Clean the blade using a brush and water, then inspect
the blade for signs of damage.
2. Tip the mower onto its side with the air filter up.
3. Sharpen both cutting edges with a flat file.
3. Use a block of wood to hold the blade steady.
4. Using a gloved hand, grip the end of the blade.
5. Remove the bolt, washer, and spacer, then remove the
blade (Figure 24).
30° - 45°
Figure 27
Figure 25
4. Slide a screwdriver through the center hole and hold
the blade horizontal. A balanced blade will remain
Cleaning the Mower
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
The mower may dislodge material from under the
mower housing.
• Wear eye protection.
• Stay in the operating position (behind the
handle) when the engine is running.
• Do not allow bystanders in the area.
For best results, clean the mower soon after you have
completed mowing.
Note: Never spray the engine with water during cleaning.
• Clean up any oil or fuel spill.
• Remove all grass and debris from the engine including
Figure 26
the exhaust/exhaust guard, the air ways in the top cowl,
and the surrounding deck using a brush or compressed
air (Figure 28).
5. If the blade is not balanced, the heavy end will rotate
down. Sharpen the heavy end until the blade is
correctly balanced.
Store the mower in a cool, clean, dry place.
Preparing the Mower for
Gasoline vapors can explode.
• Do not store gasoline more than 30 days.
• Do not store the mower in an enclosure near an
open flame.
• Allow the engine to cool before storing it.
Figure 28
1. On the last refueling of the year, add fuel stabilizer to
the fuel as directed by the engine manufacturer.
• Remove grass debris from the top and underside of the
2. Run the mower until the engine stops from running
out of fuel.
deck housing immediately after use (Figure 29).
3. Allow the engine to run until it stops. When you can
no longer start the engine, it is sufficiently dry.
4. Remove the wire from the spark plug and connect the
wire onto the retaining post.
5. Remove the spark plug, add 0.5 oz. (15 ml) of oil
through the spark plug hole, and pull the starter rope
slowly several times to distribute oil throughout the
cylinder to prevent cylinder corrosion during the
6. Install the spark plug and tighten it with a torque
wrench to 14.75 ft-lb (20 N-m).
7. Tighten all nuts, bolts, and screws.
Figure 29
• Thoroughly clean the mower deck immediately after use
on treated grass.
Folding the Handle
1. Loosen the handlebar knobs.
2. Rotate the handle forward (Figure 30).
Important: Route the cables to the outside of the
handlebar knobs as you fold the upper handle.
Figure 30
1. Handlebar knob
Removing the Mower from
Refer to Setup (page 6) for proper procedures when
removing the mower from storage.
Connect the wire to the spark plug.
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International Distributor List
Atlantis Su ve Sulama Sisstemleri Lt
Balama Prima Engineering Equip.
B-Ray Corporation
Casco Sales Company
Ceres S.A.
CSSC Turf Equipment (pvt) Ltd.
Cyril Johnston & Co.
Femco S.A.
G.Y.K. Company Ltd.
Geomechaniki of Athens
Guandong Golden Star
Hako Ground and Garden
Hako Ground and Garden
Hayter Limited (U.K.)
Hydroturf Int. Co Dubai
Hydroturf Egypt LLC
Ibea S.P.A.
Irrigation Products Int'l Pvt Ltd.
Jean Heybroek b.v.
Lely (U.K.) Limited
Maquiver S.A.
Maruyama Mfg. Co. Inc.
Metra Kft
Mountfield a.s.
Munditol S.A.
Oslinger Turf Equipment SA
Oy Hako Ground and Garden Ab
Parkland Products Ltd.
Prochaska & Cie
RT Cohen 2004 Ltd.
Roth Motorgerate GmBh & Co.
Sc Svend Carlsen A/S
Solvert S.A.S.
Spypros Stavrinides Limited
Surge Systems India Limited
T-Markt Logistics Ltd.
Toro Australia
Toro Europe BVBA
Hong Kong
Puerto Rico
Costa Rica
Sri Lanka
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Czech Republic
New Zealand
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The Toro Total Coverage Guarantee
A Limited Warranty
Conditions and Products Covered
The Toro® Company and its affiliate, Toro Warranty Company, pursuant
to an agreement between them, jointly warrant your Toro Commercial
product (“Product”) to be free from defects in materials or workmanship
for two years or 1500 operational hours*, whichever occurs first. This
warranty is applicable to all products with the exception of Aerators
(refer to separate warranty statements for these products). Where a
warrantable condition exists, we will repair the Product at no cost to you
including diagnostics, labor, parts, and transportation. This warranty
begins on the date the Product is delivered to the original retail purchaser.
* Product equipped with an hour meter.
Instructions for Obtaining Warranty Service
You are responsible for notifying the Commercial Products Distributor or
Authorized Commercial Products Dealer from whom you purchased the
Product as soon as you believe a warrantable condition exists. If you need
help locating a Commercial Products Distributor or Authorized Dealer, or
if you have questions regarding your warranty rights or responsibilities,
you may contact us at:
Commercial Products Service Department
Toro Warranty Company
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420-1196
Owner Responsibilities
As the Product owner, you are responsible for required maintenance
and adjustments stated in your Operator’s Manual. Failure to perform
required maintenance and adjustments can be grounds for disallowing a
warranty claim.
Items and Conditions Not Covered
Not all product failures or malfunctions that occur during the warranty
period are defects in materials or workmanship. This warranty does not
cover the following:
Product failures which result from the use of non-Toro replacement
parts, or from installation and use of add-on, or modified non-Toro
branded accessories and products. A separate warranty may be
provided by the manufacturer of these items.
Product failures which result from failure to perform recommended
maintenance and/or adjustments. Failure to properly maintain your
Toro product per the Recommended Maintenance listed in the
Operator’s Manual can result in claims for warranty being denied.
Product failures which result from operating the Product in an
abusive, negligent or reckless manner.
Parts subject to consumption through use unless found to be
defective. Examples of parts which are consumed, or used up, during
normal Product operation include, but are not limited to, brakes pads
and linings, clutch linings, blades, reels, bed knives, tines, castor
wheels, tires, filters, belts, and certain sprayer components such as
diaphragms, nozzles, and check valves, etc.
Failures caused by outside influence. Items considered to be outside
influence include, but are not limited to, weather, storage practices,
contamination, use of unapproved coolants, lubricants, additives,
fertilizers, water, or chemicals, etc.
Normal noise, vibration, wear and tear, and deterioration.
Normal “wear and tear” includes, but is not limited to, damage to
seats due to wear or abrasion, worn painted surfaces, scratched
decals or windows, etc.
Parts scheduled for replacement as required maintenance are warranted
for the period of time up to the scheduled replacement time for that part.
Parts replaced under this warranty are covered for the duration of the
original product warranty and become the property of Toro. Toro will
make the final decision whether to repair any existing part or assembly or
replace it. Toro may use remanufactured parts for warranty repairs.
Note Regarding Deep Cycle Battery Warranty:
Deep cycle batteries have a specified total number of kilowatt-hours they
can deliver during their lifetime. Operating, recharging, and maintenance
techniques can extend or reduce total battery life. As the batteries in this
product are consumed, the amount of useful work between charging
intervals will slowly decrease until the battery is completely worn out.
Replacement of worn out batteries, due to normal consumption, is the
responsibility of the product owner. Battery replacement may be required
during the normal product warranty period at owner’s expense.
Maintenance is at Owner’s Expense
Engine tune-up, lubrication cleaning and polishing, replacement of
Items and Conditions Not Covered filters, coolant, and completing
Recommended Maintenance are some of the normal services Toro
products require that are at the owner’s expense.
General Conditions
Repair by an Authorized Toro Distributor or Dealer is your sole remedy
under this warranty.
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. Except for the Emissions warranty
referenced below, if applicable, there is no other express warranty.
All implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for use are limited to
the duration of this 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 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.
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