Toro 7" Cordless Trimmer User manual
FORM NO. 3316-386 MODEL NO. 51556 — 49000001 8% UP NN OPERATOR’S MANUAL 7 INCH CORDLESS TRIMMER ” IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS A WARNING IN PERSONAL INJURY. To ensure 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 Awhich 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 all instructions. 2. Read and understand Operator's Manual before using trimmer. Be thoroughly familiar with proper use of trimmer. | 3. Never allow children to operate trimmer. It is not a toy. Never allow adults to operate unit without first reading the Operators Manual. 4. Always wear safety glasses or other suitable eye protection. 5. Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children and pets. 6. Dress Properly—Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts. Always wear substantial footwear and long pants. 7. Use the right appliance—Do not use the appli- ance for any job except that for which it was in- tended. 8. STAY ALERT — Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate the trimmer when you are tired. 9. Avoid unintentional starting. Do not carry trimmer with finger on switch. 10. Do not force the trimmer. It operates better and safer at the rate for which it was designed. 11. Do Not Overreach—Keep proper footing and balance at all times when operating the trimmer. Keep a firm hold on the handles and walk, never run. 12. Stop the motor whenever you leave the trimmer, before cleaning the housing, and when making any repairs or inspections. 13. When not in use, store your trimmer in a dry, cool place; high or locked up out of the reach of children. 14. Keep all fasteners tight to ensure the trimmer is in safe working condition. 15. Never operate trimmer without proper guards or other protective safety devices in place and working. 16. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear at all times. 17. Do not invert trimmer while trimmer is in opera- tion. Do not push down the trigger release and de- press the ON/OFF switch while trimmer is in inverted position. 18. If the trimmer should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the motor and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble. 19. Always check trimmer before each use for worn or damaged parts. Do not operate your Toro trimmer after it has been dropped or damaged. If trimmer is damaged, return it to your nearest authorized service dealer for inspection and repair. 20. 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 10. 21. CAUTION—Cutting knife on grass shield is sharp and care should be taken when cleaning and handling. 22. Avoid Dangerous Environment—Never operate the trimmer in wet or damp conditions. 23. WARNING—To reduce risk of electrical shock or fire, replace charger immediately if case or cord is damaged. | 24. When servicing, use only identical TORO re- placement parts. Use only TORO charger (73-5410) and TORO battery (33— 6650). ©The Toro Company—1993 TPS All Rights Reserved 4\ SAFETY DECALS AND INSTRUCTIONS Safety decals and instructional decals are easily visible to the operator and are located near any area of potential danger. Replace any decal that is damaged or lost. BATTERY RECYCLING SYMBOL 9 9 © 5 LÁYS Q 0 % RECYCLE SEALED LEAD ACID BATTERY DISPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS In compliance with Federal and State Regulations, we must inform you that the BATTERY used in this product: e CONTAINS TOXIC MATERIAL — LEAD ELECTRODES. e CONTAINS CORROSIVE FLUIDS — SULFURIC ACID. The BATTERY in your trimmer is sealed. Under normal usage it will not leak or spill, therefore: 1. DO NOT PUNCTURE, DISASSEMBLE, MUTILATE OR INCINER- ATE BATTERY. 2. DO NOT USE THIS BATTERY WITH ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR PRODUCTS EXCEPT THE PRODUCT YOU RECEIVED IT WITH. FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD CAUSE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE PRODUCT AND MAY CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY. ANY IMPROPER USE OF THIS BATTERY WILL VOID ITS WARRAN- TY. 3. USE ONLY THE CHARGER SUPPLIED WITH THIS PRODUCT. USE OF ANY CHARGER OTHER THAN THAT SUPPLIED COULD CAUSE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE BATTERY AND/ OR PRODUCT AND MAY CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY. USE OF ANY OTHER CHARGER WITH THIS BATTERY WILL VOID ITS WARRANTY. When the BATTERY is no longer functional, it must be RECYCLED as stated in instructions on page 10. ON BATTERY (Part No. 73-5960) RECYCLE DISPOSING OF BATTERY 1. When a battery is no longer functional, it must be disposed of AT AN E.P.A. REGISTERED RECLAMATION FACILITY. Check your local telephone directory for the nearest facility. 2. ltis UNLAWFUL to dispose of the battery in any landfill. DO NOT dispose of the battery in any landfill. HELP US PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT! ON BATTERY (Part No. 73-9170) CONTAINS SEALED LEAD ACID BATTERY. MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. A Battery Manufactured by Technacell. © 5 73-9170 4 60 ON BATTERY Л SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DANGER ALL BATTERIES CONTAIN CORROSIVE ACIDS AND PRODUCE EXPLOSIVE GASES DURING RECHARGING GAS BATTERY EXPLOSION ACID CAN CAUSE CAN CAUSE BLINDNESS OR SHIELD EYES R INJURY SEVERE BURNS e Do not make direct contact Between Battery Terminals as this can cause an explosion or fire. * Batteries should not be stored discharged. * Only Adults should recharge batteries. *« Keep charger away from children. e Use only the charger provided by TORO e Do not recharge batteries upside down. e Charging produces explosive gases. Charge battery in a well ventilated area away from sparks, flames and smoking. s Disconnect charger from battery after 48 hours. INTERNAL 0— OF EGGS Q y WATER DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING TAKE MILK WHITES EXTERNAL + \ ! . FLUSH Nur IMMEDIATELY = — FOR 15 MINUTES IF ACID GETS IN EYES OR ON SKIN CALL PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY ON TRIMMER HOUSING (Part No. 73-9160) MODEL 51556 6 VOLTS D.C. For best results, trimmer ми Charging: charged 24 hours before first use, and 24 hours minimum, immediately after each use. Insert charger plug into socket on bot- tom of poner pack case, then plug charger into 120 volt wall outlet. To un- A CAUTION plug, first remove charger from wall outlet and then remove plug from trimmer. Eye protection should be worn by the operator of this unit. See Operators Manual for specific safety, charging and operating instructions. Remove charger from trimmer during winter storage and store trimmer in a cold, dry area. Charge only with Toro Charger No. 73-5410. For spool replace- ment use Toro Model 88075. A WARNING Keep hands, feet and face clear of rotating filament fine. When servicing use only identical replacement parts. Use only .050” nylon monofilament cutting line. LISTED UY & 8 ® Pb SEALED LEAD ACID BATTERY. MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF PROPERLY, Battery Manufactured by Technacell. SERIAL NUMBER: Mfd. under U.S. Patent Nos 4134204 and 4524515. Other U.S. and Foreign Patents pending. Xu Toro Co, Minneapolis, MN 55420 1 2 — TABLE OF CONTENTS Assembly Instructions BeforeOperating .............. cco. Operating Instructions ......................... Tips for Best Trimming Results Lengthening Cutting Line Replacing Cutting Line Page Battery Disposal and Instructions ............... 10 General Maintenance ............._e.erevereroe 10 Identification and Ordering ................—.—.e—_. 11 Accessories ..........eeserrmorera reses 11 Toro Service Support ..........—._.e_.esxererraa 11 The Toro Promise .................... Back Cover ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS LOOSE PARTS Your trimmer comes in one carton. Check the list below to be sure you received all component parts. Registration Card Battery Housing Cutter Head And Tube Assembly Charger Operators Manual Accessory Order Form Loose Parts Bag Includes: (2) #10 x 1-1/2” long screws (2) #10 hex nuts TOOLS NEEDED FOR ASSEMBLY 1 — medium Phillips head screwdriver ASSEMBLY 1. Trimmer should appear as shown in Figure 1 when fully assembled. Figure 1 2. If connector plug has retracted into the trimmer housing, use the hang tag string to pull the connec- tor out of the housing (Fig. 2). CONNECTOR PLUG ra a 800 Figure 2 3. Grasp handle tube firmly with one hand and the connector plug extending out of housing with the other (Fig. 3). Figure 3 4. Connect plug in battery housing with connector plug extending out of tube (Fig. 4). BE SURE CON- NECTORS ARE SECURELY CONNECTED TO ONE ANOTHER BEFORE INSERTING TUBE INTO HOUSING. £ © = Jl lo Figure 4 5. After connectors are securely connected, re- move hang tag from connector plug (Fig. 2). ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS 6. Grasp handle tube firmly and slide tube into bat- tery housing. Make sure the cutter shield is in the proper operating position. Align screw holes in hous- ing with grooves in tube (Fig. 5). Figure 5 7. Secure battery housing to tube using the (2) screws and hex nuts supplied (Fig. 6). Note: Rear screw installation will be easier if you use a blunt object such as a pencil eraser to hold the rear nut in place while installing the screw. | 8. Remove tape from cut—off blade on trimmer head. INSERT HEX NUTS INTO HEX HOLES IN HOUSING Figure 6 & 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. BEFORE OPERATING À CAUTION e Never use a charger case or cord that is damaged. e À damaged charger case or cord could cause a shock or fire. e Thoroughly inspect charger before using. If charger case or cord is damaged, do not use. Replace charger immediately. BATTERY CHARGING Your trimmer arrives with a partially charged battery. Charge your trimmer battery immediately after un- packing and reading your operating instructions. THE BATTERY SHOULD BE CHARGED FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE ITS FIRST USE. NOTE: Battery may not reach its maximum perform- ance until approximately five full charge—discharge cycles. TIPS FOR MAXIMIZING BATTERY LIFE AND PERFORMANCE 1. Fully charge your battery immediately after each use (Fig. 7). Charging time of 24 hours will restore a discharged battery. 2. Your Toro trimmer is designed with over charge protection. However, it is recommended that you dis- connect the charger from the wall outlet and trimmer after the trimmer is fully charged. Do not store the trimmer with the charger plugged in. 3. Do not store trimmer with battery in discharged condition. 4. Store fully charged trimmer in cool, dry location. Do not store trimmer in direct sunlight or near fur- nace. Storing trimmer in a warm area will decrease life of battery. If trimmer must be stored in a warm area, charge battery for 24 hours every 2—3 months when not in use. 5. IMPORTANT—Use only the Toro charger 73—5410 supplied. Using a different charger may damage the battery. BEFORE OPERATING BATTERY CHARGING PROCEDURE ÁN WARNING 4. After battery has been properly charged, remove charger from wall outlet then remove charge plug from trimmer receptacle. e Charging produces explosives gases. ® Explosive gases could cause personal in- jury or property damage. | e Charge battery in a well-ventilated area away from sparks, flames and smoking. 1. Insert charger plug into receptacle located on the bottom of the power case (Fig. 7). 1306 Figure 7 2. Hang trimmer upright from a solid hook (Fig. 8) or lay trimmer on its right side on a flat, solid surface away from combustible liquids, gases or materials. Position trimmer on side as shown in Figure 9. 3. Plug charger into 120 volt wall outlet. Be sure outlet is turned on. NOTE: The charger may become warm to the touch. This is normal and does not indicate a problem. 1308 Figure 9 CUTTING LINE NOTE: The cutting line for your trimmer is a special monofilament line. Your trimmer comes complete with a 12 foot 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 (Fig. 10). The tape must be removed be- fore operation. 2. After each use, either retaping or looping the line through the eyelet will prevent unraveling of line on spool (Fig. 11). 1307 1310 Figure 10 A >= u 1318 Figure 8 Figure 11 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE A cAUTION ® Object can be thrown by the trimmer while it is in operation. e Thrown objects could cause injury to the op- erator or bystanders. e 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. 1. Inspect area to be trimmed for any wire, cord, or string — like matter which could become entangled in the rotating line. 2. Trim only when grass and weeds are dry. 3. Balance the trimmer in one hand using the U— shaped handle. Operate the trigger release and the switch with the other hand (Fig. 12). 4. To operate the trigger release and switch, press the trigger release down with the thumb and depress the switch on the inside of the handle. With the switch depressed, you may let go of the trigger re- lease and the trimmer will continue to run. The switch must be depressed in order for the trimmer to run. 5. Trimmer will stop seconds after switch is re- leased. ©) — [or TE / Figure 12 À CAUTION e When trimmer is in operation, the cutting head is rotating. e Contact with rotating cutting head could cause personal injury. e Always be sure cutting head has com- pletely stopped rotating before inverting trimmer. TIPS FOR BEST TRIMMING RESULTS 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 trimming tech- niques, you will be able to cut areas around trees, shrubs, foundation walls, fences, sidewalks, patios, etc., with minimal line wear or line breakage. 1. Hold the power pack case in a position which slightly tips cutting head down at an angle to the grass to be trimmed as shown in Figure 14. 2. DO NOT FORCE THE UNIT. Allow the very tip of the nylon line to do the cutting (especially along walls) (Fig. 13). Cutting with more than the tip will reduce cutting efficiency and overload the motor. 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 tends 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 8, step 2D) or the line may tangle around the drum. height. This can be either a forward—backward or side—to—side motion (Figs. 14 & 15). Maintain top speed for best cutting. 6. Trim only when grass and weeds are dry. 7. The life of your cutting line is dependent upon following the above 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 the unit’s ca- pability. As cutting line wears, for best performance, lengthen as indicated in Lengthening Cutting Line procedure. 1311 qu Mf, - ( | NC, E МОЩИ na Figure 14 Figure 13 3. Grass over 8 inches tall should be cut by work- ing from the top to the bottom in small increments to avoid premature line wear or motor drag. 4. 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. 5. Slowly move the trimmer into and out of the area being cut, maintaining trimmer at desired cutting AN y VANA AO 1313 Figure 15 TIPS FOR BEST TRIMMING RESULTS 8. Never drag the trimmer spool cap on the ground while trimming (Fig. 16). This causes un- necessary battery drain and spool cap wear. Figure 16 9. After each use, either retape or loop the line through the eyelet (Fig. 11) to prevent unraveling of line. LENGTHENING CUTTING LINE 1. To lengthen 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). 1315 Figure 17 Remember to keep the trimmer running while length- ening 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 7” di- ameter 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 AA CAUTION e Use of improper monofilament line could result in personal injury. e Do not use any type of wire or other string-like substance. e Use only TORO .050” dia. nylon monofilament cutting line for best per- formance. 1/8” Max 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. WIND LINE 292 À CAUTION e When trimmer is in operation, the cutting head is rotating. e Contact with rotating cutting head could cause personal injury. e Always be sure cutting head has com- pletely stopped rotating before inverting trimmer. e Never activate trimmer when it is in an inverted position. Figure 19 Note: Trimmer will not function properly if line is wound in the wrong direction. Do not wind more than 12 feet of line onto spool. Do not use line over .050” diameter. Keep line tight on spool by securing in groove (Fig. 20). 323 1. (Fig. 18) To remove empty spool, insert widest possible blade screwdriver snugly into one of two window slots on the spool hub. With screwdriver pressed firmly into window slot, twist screwdriver 1/4 turn. Spool will snap off. 1316 Figure 20 Note: Before assembly, be sure to thoroughly clean out drum area and visually inspect for any damaged or worn parts. . The spool and core are keyed and must be properly aligned when putting spool back on. With line still retained in spool groove, thread end of line through eyelet, place spool onto keyed spool core, and push spool inward until you hear it click (Fig. 21 & 22). Pull line to free line from groove in spool. Unwind no more than three inches of line from spool. Figure 18 2. 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 direction of arrows on spool in level rows be- tween spool flanges (Fig. 19). 315 Figure 21 REPLACING CUTTING LINE Y 1317 A\ cAUTION e À loose spool could fly off the trimmer. ® Contact with a thrown spool could cause injury to the operator or bystanders. e 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. e Keep bystanders and pets away from trim- ming area. Figure 22 3. Ifline 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. BATTERY DISPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS BATTERY REMOVAL 1. Lay unit on a flat table with screw heads in hous- ing facing upwards. 2. Remove (1) self—tapping screw from U—shaped handle. Remove (2) screws and nuts and (5) self— tapping screws from the power pack cover and lift off cover. 3. Lift the battery out of the power pack and dis- connect the black and red wires from the battery ter- minals. DISPOSING OF BATTERY DO NOT PLACE USED BATTERIES IN YOUR REG- ULAR TRASH! THIS SEALED LEAD (ACID) BATTERY MUST BE COLLECTED, RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANNER. The incineration, landfilling or mixing of sealed lead (acid) batteries with the municipal solid waste stream is PROHIBITED BY LAW in some areas. Return this battery to a federal or state approved sealed lead (acid) battery recycler. This may be where you purchased the battery. Contact your local waste management officials for other information regarding the environmentally sound collection, recycling and disposal of this bat- tery. GENERAL MAINTENANCE A CAUTION e When trimmer is in operation, the cutting head is rotating. e Contact with rotating cutting head could cause personal injury. e Always be sure cutting head has com- pletely stopped rotating before attempt- ing any maintenance. 1. To keep the exterior clean, just wipe it off with a damp cloth. Never hose it down. 10 2. Wipe or scrape clean the drum and spool area any time there is an accumulation of dirt or cuttings. 3. Make sure battery is fully charged and charger is unplugged from trimmer before storing. 4. Store trimmer in a cool, dry place. Do not store trimmer in direct sunlight or near a furnace. Storing trimmer in a warm area will decrease life of battery. If trimmer must be stored in a warm area, charge the battery for 24 hours every 2-3 months. 5. Check and tighten all fasteners. If any part is damaged, repair or replace it. 6. Any other servicing should be performed by an authorized Toro Service Dealer. IDENTIFICATION AND ORDERING The trimmer has two identification numbers: a model To order replacement parts from an Authorized Toro number and a serial number. The two numbers are Service Dealer, supply the following information. stamped on a decal that is located on handle tube. 1. Model and serial numbers of the trimmer . P ipti antity of part In any correspondence concerning the trimmer, 2. Part number, description, and quantity of part(s) . desired. supply the model and serial numbers to ensure that correct information and replacement parts Note: Do not order by reference number if a parts are obtained. catalog is being used; use PART NUMBER. ACCESSORIES PART NO. DESCRIPTION 88075 Prewound Spool 34-9870 Empty Spool 88011 30” Coil—.050” Cutting Line TORO SERVICE SUPPORT If your unit requires service or maintenance, your nearest TORO Master Service Dealer is the best dealer to as- sist you. Refer to the “Yellow Pages” of your local telephone directory in the section titled “Lawn Mowers.” TORO Master Service Dealers are listed under the TORO trademark. If you need help locating a TORO Master Service Dealer near you, call 1-800-421-9684 for assistance. UPL-59729 11 The Toro Promise A Full Two Year 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. 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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