Toro 1200 Power Curve Snowthrower User manual
FORM NO. 3313-744 Rev. B MODEL NO. 38005-0000001 THRU 1000001 & UP OPERATOR'S A MANUAL N 1200 POWER CURVE? SNOWTHROWER D, tiai that ny other rator of th MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. To assure maximum safety, best performance, and to gain knowledge of the product, it is essen- wthrower read and understand the contents of this manual before the motor is ever started. Pay particular attention to the safety alert symbol which means CAUTION, WARNING OR DANGER — “personal safety instruction.” Read and under- stand the instruction because it has to do with safety. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH INSTRUCTION SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE! BEFORE OPERATING 1. Read and understand the contents of this man- val before operating the snowthrower. Become familiar with all controls and know how to stop quickly. 2. Keep everyone, especially children and pets, away from area of operation. Never allow children to operate the snowthrower. 3. Inspect area thoroughly where the snowthrower will be used. Remove doormats, sleds, boards, sticks, wire, and any other foreign objects which might be picked up and thrown by the snowthrower. Never direct discharge towards peo- ple. 4, Keep all shields and safety devices in place. If a shield, safety device, or decal is illegible, dam- aged or lost, repair or replace it before operation is commenced. Also, tighten any loose nuts, bolts, or screws. 5. Wear adequate winter clothing and rubber boots that will assure secure footing on slippery surfaces. Do not wear loose fitting clothing that could possibly get caught in moving parts. 6. Do not use the snowthrower on gravel or crushed rock surfaces unless used in accordance with Operating Instructions; refer to page 4, item 5. 7. A WARNING—To prevent electric shock, use only a UL approved extension cord suitable for outdoor use in cold temperatures (16 gauge mini- mum). Replace a damaged extension cord imme- diately. 8. To prevent disconnection of snowthrower cord from extension cord during operation, tie extension cord to switch guard before connecting to snowthrower cord; refer to page 4, figure 3 for proper procedures. WHILE OPERATING 9. Avoid accidental starting. Do not insert key until after the snowthrower is plugged in. Also, remove key before carrying plugged in unit. 10. If cord is damaged in any manner while plugged in, pull extension cord from wall recepta- cle and replace the cord. 11. Do not abuse cord. Never carry the snowthrower by cord or pull sharply on cord to disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord away from heat, oil, and sharp edges. 12. Operate the snowthrower only when there is good visibility or light. Always maintain secure footing and balance and keep a firm grip on the handle. DO NOT USE SNOWTHROWER ON A ROOF. 13. Be attentive when using the snowthrower, and stay alert for holes in the terrain and other hidden hazards. 14. STAY AWAY FROM DISCHARGE OPENING WHILE OPERATING THE SNOWTHROWER. Keep face, hands, feet, and any other part of your body or clothing away from concealed, moving, or ro- tating parts. 15. Never operate the snowthrower near bystand- ers, glass enclosures, automobiles and trucks, window wells, or a drop off without proper adjust- ment of the snow discharge angle: refer to Oper- ating Tips, page 4, item 3. ©The Toro Company-1989, Rev. 1990 TPS A) SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 16. Clear snow from slopes by going up and down; never across the face. Use caution when changing directions. Never clear snow from steep slopes. 17. Do not overload the snowthrower by clearing snow at too fast a rate. Let the unit do the work. 18. If a solid object is hit or the snowthrower vi- brates abnormally, stop the snowthrower and wait for all movement to stop. Disconnect extension cord and check the snowthrower immediately for possible damage, an obstruction, or loose parts. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble. Repair any damage before operating the snowthrower again. 19. If snowthrower will be left unattended, discon- nect extension cord from receptacle and remove key from handle. 20. Before adjusting, cleaning, repairing, or in- specting the snowthrower, or before unclogging the discharge chute, stop the snowthrower and wait for all moving parts to stop. Also, disconnect extension cord from receptacle to prevent acci- dental starting. 21. Let snowthrower run for a few minutes after clearing snow so moving parts do not freeze. MAINTAINING SNOWTHROWER 22. Perform only those maintenance instructions described in this manual. Disconnect cord from receptacle before performing maintenance proce- dures to prevent the possibility of accidental start- ing. If major repairs are ever needed, contact your local Authorized TORO Service Dealer for assis- tance. 23. Keep snowthrower in safe operating condition by keeping nuts, bolts, and screws tight. Check all fasteners frequently to assure they are tight. 24. Store snowthrower indoors when not in use, in a dry, locked-up place out of reach of children. Disconnect extension cord from snowthrower be- fore storing and remove key from handle. Store key in a memorable place. 25. At the time of manufacture, the snowthrower conformed to and exceeded safety standards in effect for snowthrowers. Therefore, to assure opti- mum performance and safety, purchase genuine TORO replacement parts and accessories to keep the Toro all TORO. NEVER USE “WILL FIT” RE- PLACEMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORIES. The TORO logo assures that replacement parts are genuine. 26. This product is intended for residential house- hold use only. 4A) SAFETY DECALS AND INSTRUCTIONS Safety and instructions decals are easily visible to the operator and are located near any area of potential danger. Replace any decal that is damaged or lost. 4A DANGER pl Cg №: ON SHROUD (Part No. 64-7010) A DANGER AVOID INJURY! FROM ROTOR/IMPELLER. KEEP HANDS. FEET AND CLOTHING AWAY FROM DISCHARGE AREA. DO NOT STEP IN FRONT OF MACHINE. OR USE HANDS TO UNCLOG CHUTE. STOP MOTOR AND UNPLUG CORD BEFORE UNCLOGGING SNOW OR DEBRIS. DO NOT DIRECT DISCHARGE AT OTHERS. USE FOR SNOW REMOVAL ONLY. TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK. REPLACE DAMAGED CORD IMMEDIATELY. [=] DOUBLE INSULATED — When servicing. use only identical replacement parts. Read operator's manual for operating and safety instructions. Replacament manual available by sending model and serial numbers to the TORG CO. B111 Lyndale Av. S.. Mpls, MN 55420 (№ LISTED SNOW TORO 1200 MODEL 38005 MOVER 546X 119VAC B50HZ 9.5AMP ON REAR OF SHROUD (Part No. 64-9060) ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS or TORO Service Center. Before assembly, inspect internal wiring for damage. If damaged, do not assemble. Contact your TORO Service Dealer or TORO Service Center. During assembly, be careful not to damage the internal wiring inside tubing. DAMAGE TO THE INTERNAL WIRING COULD CAUSE SERIOUS ELECTRICAL SHOCK RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY DURING OPERATION. If damage does occur, do not assemble. Contact your TORO Service Dealer ASSEMBLE UPPER HANDLE 1. Stand snowthrower upright and position upper handle in inverted position to prepare for handle assembly (Fig. 1). Inspect the open internal wiring for damage. 2. Remove two locknuts and carriage bolts from loose parts bag attached to middle handle. 3. Carefully remove shipping tape and plastic tie strap from handles. Note: Do not remove bushing from upper handle tube (Fig. 1). Install carriage bolt through right hand side of with fin to avoid damaging the electrical cord in handle and causing possible injury. If the internal wiring is blocking the hole, use a blunt object to gently move the wiring to one side. DO NOT FORCE CARRIAGE BOLTS THROUGH HANDLE. DO NOT USE TOOLS UNTIL CARRIAGE BOLTS ARE FULLY INSTALLED IN HANDLE. INTERNAL Ne" urn MIDDLE HANDLE BUSHING UPPER HANDLE 5. Install carriage bolts with heads of bolts to the outside of the middle handle (Fig. 2). Screw lock- nuts onto carriage bolts and tighten assembly. Be sure carriage bolts are completely inserted through middle handle before tightening locknuts. Figure 1 4. Align upper handle with lower and middle han- dles. Carefully insert upper handle tubes until holes in upper handle are aligned with holes in lower and middle handles. N CARRIAGE BOLT AND LOCKNUT (IN LOOSE PARTS BAG) 238 Figure 2 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS PREPARATION 1. Tie the extension cord to the switch guard be- fore connecting to the snowthrower cord. This pre- vents separation of the cords during operation (Fig. 3). able for outdoor use in cold temperatures (16 gage minimum). CONTROL SWITCH GUARD 239 Figure 3 2. Plug the extension cord into a wall outlet. In- sert key into hole at rear of handle (Fig. 4). 3. Keep the area to be cleared free of stones, toys, or other foreign objects which may be picked up and thrown by the rotor blades. Such items could be covered by snowfall and, therefore, un- noticed until struck by the rotor blades. Always be sure to keep children and pets away from area of operation. STARTING/STOPPING To start rotor, make sure key is installed, and squeeze the control handle. To stop, release the control handle (Fig. 3). OPERATING TIPS 1. Squeeze the control handle to start the rotor (Fig. 3). The depth and weight of the snow gov- erns the forward speed. 2. Do not tip the snowthrower to self-propel. Push snowthrower along the scraper. 3. Direct the snow to left, right or straight ahead by twisting the vane directional control attached to the middle handle (Fig. 5). VANE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL Figure 4 Figure 5 4. For the most efficient snowthrowing, keep vanes parallel, throw snow downwind, and slightly overlap each swath. 5. Should you find it necessary to clear snow from crushed rock or gravel, push down on handle to raise rotor blades clear of loose material that could be thrown by the blades. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 6. Hold unit by the upper and middie handles and use a swinging or sweeping motion when clearing steps or deep drifts. 7. Keep cord clear of obstructions, sharp objects, and rotor blades. Do not pull sharply on the cord or abuse it in any manner. Frequently inspect cord for damage. If damaged, replace it. 8. Remove the key and disconnect the extension cord when through using the snowthrower. Keep key in a memorable place so it will not be mis- placed. Set the vanes in a vertical position and hang snowthrower up by switch guard for conven- ient storage and to prevent switch damage (Fig. 6). Hang the extension cord with the snowthrower so it will not be misplaced or possibly damaged (Fig. 6). SWITCH LL. GUARD pple em a We TT mo LJ _ eh 236 Figure 6 MAINTENANCE snowthrower while performing maintenance, disconnect extension cord and remove key from handle. LUBRICATING SNOWTHROWER The 1200 Power Curve® snowthrower does not have to be lubricated as all bearings are lubricated for the life of the product. PREPARE SNOWTHROWER FOR STORAGE 1. Examine the snowthrower thoroughly for worn, loose, or damaged parts. If parts repair or re- placement is necessary, contact your local Author- ized TORO Service Dealer for assistance. 2. Examine extension cord thoroughly for signs of excess wear or damage. Replace if worn or dam- aged. 3. Disconnect the extension cord from the snowthrower before storing and remove key from handle. Store key in a memorable place. 4. Store the snowthrower in a clean, dry place and cover it to provide protection. TORO SERVICE SUPPORT It help—concerning safety, set-up, operation, maintenance, or troubleshooting—is ever needed, contact your local Authorized TORO Service Dealer, Distributor, or TORO Service Center. Refer to the “Yellow Pages” for assistance. In addition to skilled service technicians, the dealer, distributor, and service center have factory approved accessories and replacement parts. Keep your TORO all TORO. Buy only genuine TORO replacement parts and accessories. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION A model and serial number decal is located on the lower right hand tubing. Always refer to specific num- bers on the decal in correspondence or when replacement parts are needed. о Oo E A ADDED oi dr A : NAO O DA A 228 GE НИЙ ïîÎ et He een een a = The Toro Promise A One Year Full Residential Use Warranty The Toro Company warrants this TORO Product for one year against defects in material or workmanship. To receive a replacement or repair, at Toro’s option, just return the complete unit, postage prepaid, to the seller or any TORO Electric Service Dealer or the TORO Service Center, 5300 Shoreline Blvd., Mound, MN 55364, along with proof of purchase. This warranty covers product defects only. It does not cover incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. De ue E NA eee и Нины ES A ae : : oponen NI et a a Na Eat ANDAN LND DLL LL DA cs E ЗЕ 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 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 The Toro Company.
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