Toro 1100 Electric Trimmer, 1000 Electric Trimmer, 14" Electric Trimmer User manual

Toro 1100 Electric Trimmer, 1000 Electric Trimmer, 14
FORM NO. 3314-910 Rev. A
MODEL NO. 51255 — 2000001 THRU 3900001 & UP
MODEL NO. 51325 — 2000001 THRU 3900001 & UP
MODEL NO. 51442 — 2000001 THRU 3900001 & UP
OPERATOR'S В
MANUAL
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ELECTRIC TRIMMERS
10 Inch, 12 Inch And 14 Inch Cutting Widths
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
A) WARNING
IN PERSONAL INJURY.
To assure maximum safety, best performance, and to gain knowledge of the product, it is essential
that you or any other operator of the trimmer read and understand the contents of this manual be-
fore the motor is ever started. Pay particular attention to the safety alert symbol A which means
CAUTION, WARNING, OR DANGER — “personal safety Instruction.” Read and understand the in-
struction because it has to do with safety. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH INSTRUCTION MAY RESULT
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
1. Read and understand the contents of this man-
ual before operating the trimmer. Become familiar
with all controls and know how to stop quickly.
2. Keep everyone, especially children and pets,
away from area of operation.
3. Never allow children to operate trimmer. It is not
a toy. Never allow adults to operate unit without first
reading Operator's Manual.
4. Always wear safety goggles or other suitable eye
protection.
5. Avoid Dangerous Environment—Never operate
the trimmer in wet or damp conditions.
6. Never use trimmer in the rain.
7. Inspect area thoroughly where trimmer will be
used. Pick up any debris or objects that could be
entangled in trimmer or picked up by trimmer and
thrown. Keep area of operation clear of all persons,
particularly small children and pets.
8. Dress properly—Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry which can be caught in moving parts. Always
wear substantial footwear and long pants. Use of
rubber gloves is recommended.
9. Use the right appliance—Do not use the appli-
ance for any job except that for which it was in-
tended such as cutting grass and small weeds.
10. WARNING—To reduce the risk of electric shock,
use only an extension cord suitable for outdoor use.
Repiace damaged extension cord immediately.
11. Extension cord—To prevent disconnection of the
power supply cord from the extension cord during
operation, properly connect extension cord prior to
operating.
12. Avoid unintentional starting. Be sure switch is off
when plugging in. Do not carry plugged-in trimmer
with finger on switch.
13. Do not abuse cord. Never yank cord to discon-
nect from receptacle. Keep cord away from heat, oil,
and sharp edges. Replace damaged cords.
14. Do not force the trimmer. It operates better and
safer at the rate for which it was designed.
15. Use only in daylight or with good artificial light.
Always be sure of your footing. Keep a firm hold on
the handle and walk, never run.
16. Stop the motor and unplug the supply cord
whenever you leave the trimmer, before cleaning the
housing, and when making any repairs or inspec-
tions.
17. When not in use, store your trimmer in a dry
place; high or locked up out of the reach of children.
18. Keep all fasteners tight to insure the trimmer is in
safe working condition.
19. Never operate without factory installed guards or
other protective safety devices in place. |
20. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating
parts. Keep clear at all times.
21. If the trimmer should start to vibrate abnormally,
stop the motor and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
22. Do not operate your Toro trimmer after it has
been dropped or damaged. Return it to your nearest
authorized service dealer for inspection and repair.
23. When servicing use only identical replacement
parts. Replace or repair damaged cords.
©The Toro Company—-1991, Rev. 1992 TPS
AL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
24. Don't Overreach—Keep proper footing and bal-
ance at all times when operating the trimmer.
25. Maintain Appliance With Care—Keep cutting
head and motor housing clean for best performance
and to reduce the risk of injury. Follow General Main-
tenance Instructions on page 8.
26. CAUTION—Cutting knife on grass shield is
sharp and care should be taken when cleaning and
handling.
27. EXTENSION CORD REQUIREMENTS—Use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use and one that
complies with the requirements specified in the Inter-
national Electric Code. Make sure your cord is in
good condition; if damaged, replace. Use a cord that
is large enough to carry the current the trimmer will
draw. Figure 1 shows the correct size cord to use for
trimmers of 6 amps or less.
Note: When in doubt about what size cord to use,
choose the next heavier gauge. The smaller the
gauge number, the heavier the cord. An undersized
cord causes a drop in line voltage which results in a
loss of power and overheating.
See Figures 10 & 11 for proper cord connection.
EXTENSION CORD CHART
If length of extension cord 100 ft. 150 ft.
is less than or equal to:
Assure wire size gauge
(A.W.G.) in cord is: 16 14
Figure 1
Note: Use of an extension cord over 150 feet is not
recommended.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
SECURE UPPER AND LOWER TUBES
1. Remove and discard shipping wire secured to
upper and lower handle tubes.
dA CAUTION
e Never assemble trimmer if wiring is dam-
aged.
e Damaged wiring could cause a shock or
fire.
® Thoroughly inspect the open internal wir-
ing (Fig. 2) before assembling trimmer. If
wiring is damaged, do not assemble or
plug in trimmer. Contact your TORO Au-
thorized Service Dealer.
2. Pivot tube ends until aligned (Fig. 2).
Lower Tube Upper Tube
Figure 2
3. Slide lower tube into upper tube and align screw
holes (Fig. 3). Check alignment of handgrip and
housing.
Figure 3
4. Secure with capscrew and locknut and tighten
until all play between tubes is eliminated (Fig. 4).
dA CAUTION
e internal wiring could become crimped or
torn when installing capscrew.
e Damaged internal wiring may cause per-
sonal injury or damage to machine.
e Be sure internal wiring does not interfere
with installation of capscrew. Use the
shipping wire or another blunt object
such as a punch to carefully route inter-
nal wiring away from aligned holes.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Upper
Tube
Support
2. Tilt grass shield so that back side of shield is un-
der locking tab (Fig. 6).
3. Push front side of grass shield down and align
screw holes. Tighten with screws (Fig. 7).
4. Remove tape from cut-off blade.
Figure 4
5. Loosely secure support handle to tube with car-
riage bolt and knob.
6. Support handle may now be adjusted to desired
operating position by sliding handle to desired
height and tightening knob (Fig. 4).
INSTALLING GRASS SHIELD
(Assembly not required on Model 51255)
Figure 6
dA CAUTION
® Cutting knife on grass shield is sharp.
* Contact with cutting knife could cause
personal injury.
* Be careful when handling shield. Avoid
contact with knife blade.
1. Place grass shield over trimmer head assembly
(Fig. 5).
Figure 7
A cAuTION
Figure 5
® Objects can be thrown by the trimmer while
it is in operation.
® Thrown objects could cause Injury to the op-
erator or bystanders.
® Always wear safety goggles or other suit-
able eye protection, long pants and shoes
while operating trimmer.
* Keep people and pets away from trimming
area.
BEFORE OPERATING
CUTTING LINE
Note: The cutting line for your trimmer is a special
monofilament line. Your trimmer comes complete
with a supply of this line already wound onto the
spool.
1. To avoid line tangle during shipment, the tip of
the monofilament line has been taped to the head
assembly. The tape must be removed before opera-
tion (Fig. 8).
2. A view hole in the spool cap is provided to show
how much line remains on the spool without remov-
ing spool (Fig. 8). (View hole not included on model
51255.)
SECURING PIGTAIL POWER CORD
Note: The proper extension cord is a requirement for
safe and efficient use of your Toro trimmer. Use only
a UL listed extension cord recommended for outdoor
use.
1. Secure a suitable extension cord in cord lock as
shown in Figures 10 & 11.
ÁN CAUTION
e Cutting knife on grass shield is sharp.
e Contact with cutting knife could cause
personal injury.
e Be careful when handling shield. Avoid
contact with knife blade.
CORD LOCK
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Figure 10
Figure 8
3. After each use, either retape or loop the line
through the eyelet (Fig. 9) to prevent unraveling.
Figure 11
& CAUTION
Figure 9
e Never use an electrical cord that is dam-
aged.
e A damaged electrical cord could cause a
shock or fire.
e Thoroughly inspect electrical cord before
using trimmer. If cord Is damaged, do not
operate trimmer. Replace or repair dam-
aged cord immediately. Contact your
TORO service dealer for assistance.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
A\ CAUTION
® Objects can be thrown by the trimmer while
it is in operation.
® Thrown objects could cause injury to the op-
erator or bystanders.
® Always wear safety goggles or other suit-
able eye protection, long pants and shoes
while operating trimmer.
e Keep people and pets away from trimming
area.
Your trimmer will cut grass and small weeds in diffi-
cult and hard to reach places. However, you will
most likely experience some line breakage during
your first few uses. As you learn the trmming tech-
niques, you will be able to cut areas around trees,
shrubs, foundation walls, fences, sidewaiks, patios,
etc., with minimal line wear or line breakage.
1. Inspect area to be trimmed for any wire, cord, or
string —like matter which could become entangled in
the rotating line. Also pick up any objects or debris
that could be thrown by the trimmer.
2. Lay out the extension cord so that it won't be in
your way and to prevent kinking or tangling.
3. Trim only when grass and weeds are dry.
4. Slowly move unit in and out of area being cut,
maintaining unit at desired cutting height. This can
be either a forward —backward or side —to—side mo-
tion as indicated (Figs. 12 & 13).
5. Grass in excess of 8 inches tall or small weeds
should be cut by working from the top to the bottom
in small increments to avoid premature line wear.
6. Whenever possible, cut to your left. When cutting
to the left, the unit's cutting efficiency is somewhat
better since the line is contacting the grass as soon
as it leaves the guard, and the clippings are moving
away from the operator.
7. DO NOT FORCE THE UNIT. Allow the very tip of
the nylon line to do the cutting (especially along
walls) (Fig. 14). Cutting with more than the tip will
reduce cutting efficiency and overload the motor.
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Figure 14
The tip of the cutting line will wear during use and
cause a reduction in the cutting swath. If the line is
not advanced occasionally, it will wear down to the
drum eyelet. When the trimmer is stopped the line
will tend to relax and may retract into the drum.
Should this occur, be sure to replace the cutting line
In the proper position before restarting the trimmer
(page 7, #3) or the line may tangle around the drum.
8. The life of your cutting line is dependent upon
following the preceding trimming techniques, as well
as what is being cut, and where the cutting is being
done. For example, line wears faster when trimming
against a foundation wall as opposed to trimming
around a tree.
Some line breakage will occur from moving unit too
fast, from entanglement with foreign matter, from
normal line fatigue, and from attempting to cut thick,
stalky weeds in excess of unit's capability. As cutting
line wears, for best performance, lengthen as indi-
cated in Lengthening Cutting Line procedure.
9. Never drag the trimmer spool cap on the
ground while trimming (Fig. 15). This causes mo-
tor overload and spool cap wear.
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10. After each use, either retape or loop the line
through the eyelet (Fig. 16) to prevent unraveling.
Figure 16
LENGTHENING CUTTING LINE
1. Tolengthen line, firmly tap spool on the ground
while the motor continues to run. The line will be fed
from the spool and cut off to the proper length by the
cutting knife attached to the shield (Fig. 17).
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Figure 17
Remember to keep the trimmer ‘on’ while lengthen-
ing the line. Just tap the trimmer on the ground; do
not hold it on the ground. After the tap and line has
fed out, wait until you hear the line being cut to the
proper length before continuing to trim.
Note: To help prevent line tangle, tap once only to
lengthen line. If additional line is required, wait a few
seconds before retapping trimmer head. Do not al-
low line to wear too short. Keep line length at full cut-
ting diameter as much as possible.
2. Lengthen line only when line has been short-
ened by wear. Unnecessary lengthening will waste
line.
Note: The spool cap may wear during normal use of
the line advance feature and may require occasional
replacement. Replacement spools are available
through your TORO retailer.
REPLACING CUTTING LINE
Replacement line or prewound replacement spools
can be purchased from your local Toro retailer. The
cutting line used by Toro is specially formulated for
use on your trimmer. Other line may not provide the
same high quality performance.
4A CAUTION
® Use of improper monofilament line could
result in personal injury.
® Do not use any type of wire or other
string-like substance.
® Use only TORO .050” dia. nylon
monofilament cutting line for best per-
formance.
e Use only recommended diameter and
length of cutting line as shown below.
MAXIMUM (Length)
direction of arrows on spool in level rows be-
tween spool flanges (Fig. 19).
Note: Trimmer will not function properly if line
Is wound In the wrong direction.
B. Do not wind more length of line than recom-
mended onto spool.
WIND LINE
MODEL DIA. OF LINE ON SPOOL
51255 .050 inch 30 feet
51325 .065 inch 50 feet
51442 .065 inch 50 feet
4h CAUTION
Figure 19
C. Keep line tight on spool by making a hook in the
line and secure in groove (Fig. 20).
* When trimmer is in operation, the cutting
head is rotating.
® Contact with rotating cutting head could
cause personal injury.
e Always be sure cutting head has com-
pletely stopped rotating before inverting
trimmer.
® Never activate trimmer when itis in an
inverted position.
1. Disconnect trimmer from power source.
2. To remove empty spool, insert widest possible
blade screwdriver snugly into one of two window
slots. With screwdriver pressed firmly into window
slot, twist screwdriver 1/4 turn. Spool will snap off
(Fig. 18).
Figure 20
Note: Before assembly, be sure to thoroughly
clean out drum area and visually inspect for any
damaged or worn parts.
D. The spool and the core are keyed. Be sure they
are properly aligned with eyelet when putting
spool back on. Thread end of line through eye-
let, place spool on keyed core, and push in
place until you hear it click. Pull line free from
groove in spool. Unwind no more than 3 inches
from spool (Fig. 21).
dA CAUTION
Figure 18
3. To rewind empty spool, follow the steps below:
A. Hook one end of line into groove on spool, allow-
ing no more than 1/8" to protrude. Wind line in
® A loose spool could fly off the trimmer.
e Contact with a thrown spool could cause
injury to the operator or bystanders.
® Be sure spool is fully secured before oper-
ating the unit. Replace spool if It Is dam-
aged or does not securely snap on core.
¢ Keep bystanders and pets away from trim-
ming area.
REPLACING CUTTING LINE
315
Figure 21
4. |fline should tangle or break at eyelet, refeed
cutting line through eyelet by pushing spool in as far
as it will go and threading line back through eyelet.
Or you may remove spool completely, refeed the line
through the eyelet, and reassemble spool to trimmer
(Fig. 22).
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Figure 22
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
ÁN CAUTION
® There is the possibility that trimmer
could be inadvertently started when the
electrical cord is plugged in to an electri-
cal socket.
e Inadvertent starting could cause person-
al injury to operator or bystanders.
e Always be sure your trimmer is un-
plugged and the cutting head has
stopped rotating before attempting any
maintenance or repairs.
1. To keep the exterior clean, just wipe it off with a
damp cloth. Never hose it down.
2. Wipe or scrape clean the drum and spool area
any time there is an accumulation of dirt or cuttings.
3. Check and tighten all fasteners. If any part is
damaged, repair or replace it.
4. Air exhaust vent is located on underside of shield
(Fig. 23 & 24). Scrape vent clean regularly.
5. Wipe debris away from air intake holes in motor
housing (Fig. 23 & 24).
IMPORTANT: Keeping intake and exhaust vents free
of grass and debris prevents motor overheating and
possible failure.
6. Any other servicing should be performed by an
authorized Toro Service Dealer.
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Figure 23
AIR EXHAUST
AIR INTAKE
HOLES
Models 51325 & 51442
Figure 24
The trimmer has two identification numbers: a model
number and a serial number. The two numbers are
IDENTIFICATION AND ORDERING
To order replacement parts from an Authorized Toro
Service Dealer, supply the following information.
stamped into a plate attached to the handle tube
assembly.
In any correspondence concerning the trimmer,
supply the model and serial numbers to ensure
that correct information and replacement parts
are obtained.
1. Model and serial numbers of the trimmer.
2. Part number, description, and quantity of part(s)
desired.
Note: Do not order by reference number if a parts
catalog is being used; use PART NUMBER.
ACCESSORIES
REPLACEMENT PART NUMBERS
MODEL NUMBER PREWOUND SPOOL EMPTY SPOOL COIL OF CUTTING LINE
51255 88015 44-5520 88011 (30' of .050”)
51325 88005 29-7385 88003 (50' of .065”)
51442 88005 29-7385 88003 (50° of .065")
MAINTENANCE RECORD
Date
Hours
Used
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The Toro Promise
A Two Year Full Residential Use Warranty
The Toro Company warrants this TORO Product for two years against defects in material or work-
manship. 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 Shore-
line 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 exclu-
sion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not ap-
ply to you. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may have other rights which vary from
state to state.
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COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA
Customers who have purchased TORO products exported from the United States or Canada should con-
tact 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 infor-
mation, contact the TORO importer. If all other remedies fail, you may contact us at The Toro Company.
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