Toro 12-44 Pro Lawn Tractor User manual

Toro 12-44 Pro Lawn Tractor User manual
 FORM NO. 3313-301
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MODELS 57430 — 8000001 8: UP OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
12 hp (8.9 KW) LAWN TRACTOR (12-44)
\_ ELECTRIC START j
The TORO LAWN TRACTOR
meets or exceeds the Amer-
ican National Standards
Institute's safety
standards for
Lawn Tractors;
thus, Toro proudly displays the OPE! safety seal.
To assure maximum safety and optimum perform-
ance, and to gain knowledge of the tractor, it is
essential that you or any other operator, read and
understand the contents of this manual before
the engine is started. Failure to comply with
the safety instructions may result in per-
sonal injury.
FOREWORD
The TORO Lawn Tractor contains the latest engineering and technical workmanship and should provide
long troublefree performance and service.
Since you have purchased this fine product, we are sure that dependability and performance are important
to you. TORO is also concerned about future use of the machine and safety to the user. Therefore, you
should read this manual thoroughly so that proper safety, operation and maintenance procedures are
practiced at all times. The major sections of this manual are:
1. Safety Instructions 3. Before Operating 5. Maintenance
2. Setting Up Instructions 4. Operating Instructions 6. Trouble Shooting
Safety, mechanical and some general information in this manual is emphasized. DANGER WARNING and
CAUTION identity safety messages. Whenever the triangular safety symbol appears it is followed by a
safety message that must be read and understood. More complete details concerning safety are contained
on page 3, 4 and 5. IMPORTANT identifies special mechanical information and NOTE identifies general
information worthy of special attention.
OPTIONAL SPARK ARRESTER
In some areas there are local, state or federal regulations requiring that a spark arrester be used on the
engine of this mower. If a spark arrester is required, order the following part from your local Toro
Distributor:
1 Spark Arrester, part no. 63-5660
These parts are approved by the United States Department of Agriculture Forestry Service. The approval
number for the exhaust system is 16362.
When mower is used or operated on any California forest, brush or grass covered land, a working
order spark arrester must be attached to muffler. If not, the operator is violating state law,
Section 4442 Public Resources Code.
Further assistance concerning safety, operation and maintenance can be acquired by contacting your local
Authorized TORO Service Dealer. Your TORO Authorized Service Dealer can provide you with genuine
TORO replacement parts and also optional equipment for your TORO Lawn Tractor. Keep your TORO
all TORO. Buy genuine TORO parts and accessories.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page Page
Safety Instructions ............eeeeeoreooo.. 3-4 NI ENTE mean oa CN o ee 15-26
Safety and Instruction Decals. ................. 5 Grease Front Axle Spindles and Wheels ..... 15
SECHS Ge 6-7 Grease Blade Spindle Bearings ............. 15
Lgose Parte 24 race amenant ane ane de eee 7 Grease Rear AXIes ..... vives sin sea vam es 15
Setting Up Instructions ..................... 8-9 Lubricate Steering Shaft and Pivot Points .... 15
Install Front Wheels: a: ое 8 Servicing Air Cleaner ........... _.eoeeoao. 16
Install Steering Wheel Assembly............. 8 Chanñgind Crankcase Olsen ere 16
Install Seat ..........ee.eereoooocoarereor... 8 Fuel Filter Replacement === cosas sis vias 17
Install Cutting UNit....0000000 ввел воое, 8 Replacing Spark Plug. .........e.eececrero. 17
Before Operating aves visi vs sx 10-12 Adjusting Throttle-Choke Control ........... 18
Activating and Charging Battery ............ 10 Adjusting Carburetor . .:.........:::::..... 19
Check Crankcase Qil Level ................. 11 Servicing Cutter Blades. ................... 20
Fill Fuel Tank With Gasoline ............... 11 Cleaning Underside of Mower Housing ...... 21
Check Tire Pressure auna Ne ие 11 Replacing Blade Drive Belt ................. 21
Adjusting SÓat Gar) EEE RE 11 Leveling Cutting UÚNIt:: ... a. WR ca ce vu 21
Controls «voit ea 12 Replacing Tractióon Belt. .=..... == se sy 22
Starting and Stopping Instructions ............ 12 Brake Adjustment .........eereeccoreovoo. 23
To Start and Operate Machine.............. 12 Wheel Bemoval cis oii iii ivi ein soe new ses 23
TO SO RE FOREN EAN ИЕН 12 Checking Safety Interlock System ........... 24
Using Parking Brake ...................... 13 Battery Charging SYSIem «co vous eus can ve 25
Вувак-И пло оо пра фр о e 13 Headlight Circuit. .........e e _.eeeecreescoo. 25
Operating Instructions ...........eeeeeoe.. 13-14 Preparing Mower For Storage .............. 25
Grass Derlectol ==> =D 13 VEIIMG DOUTE ss causes memes aa aa TE 26
Adjusting Height-of-Cut ................... 13 Trouble Shooting .............eee.eeseeo 27-28
Operating Procedure ............_..ecresn. 13 Identification and Ordering ............_e_e..e. 29
Grass Cutting TIDS :==== cas 14 Maintenance Record ............ee..e..e. 29-31
Maintenance Interval Chart .................. 14 The Toro Promise . 0000 asus ae sass Back Cover
COPYRIGHT © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
2 The Toro Company — 1988
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55420 — U.S.A.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This safety symbol means
WARNING or CAUTION
— PERSONAL SAFETY
INSTRUCTION — Read
the instruction because it
has to do with safety.
Failure to comply with
the instruction may result in personal injury.
The TORO LAWN TRACTOR was tested and veri-
fied by an independent laboratory for compliance
with the B71.1-1986 specifications of the Ameri-
can National Standards Institute. However, im-
proper use or maintenance by the operator or
owner of the mower can still result in injury. To
reduce the potential for injury, follow these
safety instructions.
BEFORE OPERATING
1. Read and understand the contents of this
manual or instructions furnished with attachments,
before starting and operating the tractor, mower
or attachment. Become familiar with all controls
and know how to stop the engine quickly.
NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE THE
MACHINE.
2. Keep everyone, especially children and pets,
away from the area of operation. Remove sticks,
stones, wire,and any other debris or objects which
might be picked up and thrown by the mower.
3. Keep all shields and safety devices in place. If
a shield, safety device or decal is defective or
damaged, repair or replace it before operation is
commenced. Also frequently check and tighten
any loose nuts, bolts and screws.
4. Wear long pants and substantial shoes. Do not
operate the tractor while barefoot, wearing sandals,
tennis shoes, sneakers, or shorts.
5. Fill fuel tank with gasoline before starting the
engine. Avoid spilling any gasoline. Since Gasoline
is highly flammable, handle it carefully — DO NOT
SMOKE.
A. Use an approved gasoline container.
B. Do not fill fuel tank indoors, when the engine
is running, or until engine cools for several
minutes after running.
C. Opendoors if engine will be runinthe garage
because exhaust fumes are dangerous and
could possibly be deadly. Do not run engine
indoors.
D. Wipe up any gasoline that spilled, and install
gasoline container cap and rider fuel tank cap
before starting the engine.
6. Before attempting to start the engine, shift into
neutral, move deck engagement switch into DIS-
ENGAGE position and lock parking brake. Engine
will not start unless gear shift is in neutral, deck
engagement switch is in DISENGAGE position,
and the operator is on the vehicle seat.
7. Assure interlock system is functioning correctly
before each use of the tractor. Have all safety related
components and safety interlock switches checked
by an Authorized TORO Service Dealer every two
years to assure safe operation of the tractor.
WHILE OPERATING
8. Never carry passengers on the tractor.
9. Using a tractor demands attention; there-
fore, mow only in daylight or when there is good
artificial light. Stay alert for holes in the terrain
and other hidden hazzards. To prevent tipping or
loss of control, do not drive close to a ditch or
creek.
10. Cut steep grass slopes up and down, never across
the face. When going uphill or downhill do not stop
or start suddenly. To prevent tipping or loss of
control, reduce speed on slopes and when making
sharp turns. Extreme caution must be used when
changing direction on slopes. If a steep hill must
be ascended, back the tractor up the hill and drive
forward when descending.
11. Watch out for traffic when crossing or near
roads. Always yield the right-of-way.
12. Keep face, hands, feet, or any other part of the
body and clothing away from concealed, moving,
or rotating parts such as the cutter blades, discharge
area, wheels, belts, and engine. Always sit onthe seat
while operating the tractor and mower.
13. When driving from one area to another, crossing
a gravel driveway, road, or sidewalk, move deck
engagement switch into DISENGAGE and raise
mower housing to its highest level. This will
prevent loose sand, rocks, and other debris from
being thrown by the whirling blades.
14. Do not touch engine, muffler or muffler shields
while it is running or soon after it is stopped,
because the engine and muffler components may be
hot enough to cause a burn.
15. Use only the drawbar hitch point at rear of
chassis to pull the lightweight cart that is sold as an
accessory. Limit loads to those that can be con-
trolled safely. Be very careful when backing and
turning: Never turn sharply.
16. Before leaving the operator's position — on the
seat — or leaving tractor unattended, shift trans-
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
mission into neutral, set parking brake, move deck
engagement switch into DISENGAGE, rotate
ignition key to OFF, and remove key from switch.
17. Before backing up, move deck engagement
switch into DISENGAGE. Do not mow in reverse
unless absolutely necessary and then only after
careful observation of the entire area behind the
mower,
18. If the blades strike a solid object or mower
vibrates abnormally, shift transmission into neutral,
set parking brake, move deck engagement switch
into DISENGAGE, rotate ignition key to OFF,
and remove key from switch. Disconnect high
tension wire from spark plug, and keep wire away
from the plug to prevent possibility of accidental
starting. Check tractor and mower for possible
damage, bent blade, defective belt or an obstruc-
tion, and a loose blade or other parts. Make all
repairs before restarting the engine and operating
the mower.
MAINTAINING MOWER
19. Before storing the tractor, or performing any
maintenance service and adjustment, shift trans-
mission into neutral, set parking brake, move deck
engagement switch into DISENGAGE, rotate
ignition key to OFF and remove key from switch.
Keep the key in a memorable place. Also dis-
connect high tension wire from spark plug to
prevent possibility of accidental starting.
20. If major repairs are ever needed or assistance
is desired, contact an Authorized TORO Service
Dealer.
. 1f tractor and mower must be tipped to perform
maintenance or an adjustment, drain gasoline from
fuel tank and oil from crankcase and remove the
battery.
22. Keep tractor and mower housing in safe
operating condition by having nuts, bolts, and
screws tight. Check the blade mounting nuts fre-
quently to make sure the nuts are tight (50-60 ft-lb
[68-81 N-m]).
23. To reduce potential fire hazard, make sure
engine, engine compartment, transmission and brake
areas are free of excessive grease, grass, leaves and
dirt.
24. Allow engine to cool before storing tractor in
any enclosure such as a garage or storage shed.
Make sure the tractor fuel tank is empty if machine
Is to be stored in excess of 30 days. Do not store
tractor near any open flame or where gasoline
fumes may be ignited by a spark. Always store
gasoline in a safety-approved, red metal container.
25. Do not overspeed the engine by changing gov-
ernor settings. Recommended engine speed is 3400
rpm. To assure safety and accuracy, have an
Authorized TORO Service Dealer check maximum
engine speed (3400 rpm) with a tachometer.
26. At the time of manufacture, the tractor
conformed to safety standards in effect for lawn
tractors. Therefore, to assure optimum performance
and safety, purchase genuine TORO replacement
parts and accessories to keep the Toro all TORO.
NEVER USE “WILL-FIT” REPLACEMENTPARTS
AND ACCESSORIES. The TORO logo assures
genuine TORO replacement parts and accessories.
TORO
PARTS & ACCESSORIES
А CAUTION
1. KEEP ALL SHIELDS IN PLACE.
2. BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR'S POSITION.
A. MOVE TRANSMISSION TO NEUTRAL.
B. SET PARKING BRAKE.
C. DISENGAGE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH.
D. SHUT OFF ENGINE.
E. REMOVE IGNITION KEY.
3. WAIT FOR ALL MOVEMENT TO STOP
BEFORE SERVICING MACHINE.
4. KEEP BYSTANDERS FROM AREAS
BEING MOWED.
SAFETY AND INSTRUCTION DECALS
ACAUTION
ROTATING BLADES UNDER
ENTIRE MOWER DECK.
KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY.
LEFT SIDE
OF MOWER DECK
(Part No. 26-7970)
ACAUTION
THROWN OBJECTS CAN BE DANGEROUS.
1. DO NOT REMOVE DEFLECTOR CHUTE.
2. KEEP THE DEFLECTOR CHUTE IN THE
LOWEST POSSIBLE POSITION.
ON RIGHT SIDE OF CUTTING UNIT
(Part No. 26-7980)
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IGNITION
AROUND KEY SWITCH
(Part No. 28-2690)
The following safety and instruction decals are mounted on the TORO
Lawn Tractor. Replace any that become damaged or illegible.
CLUTCH PEDAL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH TO STOP: BRAKE PEDAL
FULLY DEPAESS ELUTCH A
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DO NOT STEP
BOTH SIDES OF MOWER DECK
ATTACHMENT (Part No. 36-3400)
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ENGAGE DANI e SIR
(PULL QUT UL Za ld
AND UP)
KEEP HANDS and FEET AWAY
LOWER LEFT
SIDE OF
DASH PANEL
(Part No. 44-5710)
RIGHT SIDE OF MOWER DECK
(Part No. 43-8480)
ON FLOOR PANEL
(Part No. 54-9230)
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BLADE DRIVE BELT ROUTING
LEFT SIDE OF MOWER DECK
(Part No. 57-6940)
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SPECIFICATIONS
12-44 LAWN TRACTOR ELECTRIC, MODEL 57430
12-44 — Briggs & Stratton Engine: IC Series,
electric start with alternator, four cycle engine, has
output of 12 hp (8.9 Kw) @ 3600 rpm and 20 ft/Ib
(27.2 N-m) torque @ 2800 rpm. Displacement is 28.4
cubic inches (465 cc). Crankcase oil capacity is 3 pints
(1.41 1) and fuel tank capacity is 7 quarts (6.624 |).
Correct spark plug is a Champion RCJ-8 or Autolite
AR7N resistor type and air gap is .030 of an inch
(0.762 mm).
Mower Housing: Full floating, front to rear, side to
side. 12 gauge (2.64 mm) stamped steel housing with
right side discharge. Width of cut is 44 inches (1.118
m). Steel spindle housings with shafts are supported
by greasable ball bearings. Blade spindle pulleys are
driven by spring tensioned “A” section V-belt from
clutch on engine crankshaft.
Cutter Blades: Each blade is 15.5 inches (0.394 m)
long, made of one piece hardened 7 gauge (2.72 mm)
carbon steel.
Blade Tip Speed: 15,500 ft/min (78 740 m/s) @
3400 engine rpm.
Transmission: Transmission fully enclosed, per-
manently lubricated with differential enclosed. In
line shift pattern with five speeds forward and one
reverse.
Traction Drive: “A' section V-belt with 2:1
reduction from engine pulley to automotive type
clutch on transaxle input shaft.
Ground Speed @3400 Engine rpm:
1st gear — 1.39 MPH (2.27 Km/hr)
2nd gear — 2.86 MPH (4.60 Km/hr)
3rd gear — 4.28 MPH (6.88 Km/hr)
4th gear — 5.45 MPH (8.77 Km/hr)
bth gear — 6.43 MPH (10.34 Km/hr)
Rev. — 2.14 MPH (3.44 Km/hr)
Wheels and Tires: The front 15 x 6.00-6 and the
rear 18 x 8.50-8 tubeless, pneumatic turf tires are
installed on demountable stamped steel wheels.
Recommended tire pressure is 13 psi (89.6 kpa).
Steering: 13 inch (0.33 cm) diameter steeri ng wheel
mounted on a TORO design high helix screw shaft
with a 6.3:1 reduction. One and one half wheel turns
stop to stop.
Engine Controls: Control wire and casing with
FAST, SLOW and CHOKE positions. Key switch
with ON, OFF and START positions. Both
controls mounted on dash panel.
Transmission Control: Hand operated lever on
right side of operator with in line shifting with
Z pattern.
Traction Clutch: Foot operated pedal on left side.
Depressing pedal disengages clutch friction disc.
Brake Pedal: Foot operated pedal on right side.
Depressing pedal engages caliper on 2-1/2 inch
(64 mm) diameter disc.
Parking Brake Control: Hand operated lever on
right side of operator. Depress brake pedal and
lift lever to engage. Transmission must be in neutral
to apply parking brake.
Cutter Blade Control: Toggle switch (pull out and
up to engage) on steering tower in front of operator.
Switch releases blade brake and engages electro-
magnetic clutch.
Height-of-Cut Control Levers: Hand operated lever
at left of operator raises mower for high cutting
and transporting. Lever on left side of mower deck
adjusts deck wheels for four lower cutting heights.
General Dimensions (approx.):
Wheel Base — 46 in. (1.168 m)
Tread Width — 33 in. (0.838 m) front outside
to outside
— 35 in. (0.889 m) rear outside
to outside
Turning Radius — 32 in. (0.813 m) inside wheel
Length — 62 in. (1.575 m)
Width — 54 in. (1.372 m) including
cutter deck
Height — 41 in. (1.041 m)
Weight — 913 pounds (232.7 Kg)
SPECIFICATIONS
Safety Features: Meets B71.1-1986 ANSI safety Parking brake lockout prevents forward travel if
specifications. parking brake is engaged.
Traction drive, blade drive and seat interlock.
Enclosed engine and muffler. 2 tar Accessories and Attachments:
Enclosed traction drive. ump cart
Automotive type traction clutch. E Sale 10
Convenient, easy to operate controls. 36" Snowthrower, #59160
Automatic blade brake.
Spark Arrester Muffler, #36-7890
Stable-Wide track and lower center of gravity. Bumper Kit #59102
LOOSE PARTS
DESCRIPTION QTY. USE
Tire and Wheel Assembly 2 Mount to front axles.
Cotter Pin 1/8 in. x 1-1/4 in. 2 Secure wheels to axles.
Washer 2 Mount to front axles.
Hub Cap 4 Mount to front axles.
Steering Wheel 1 On steering shaft.
Roll Pin 1 Secure steering wheel to shaft.
| Seat 1 Install on machine.
Spacer + Install between seat and seat mount plate.
Locknuts 5/16 - 18 4 Mount seat spacers to seat mount plate.
V-Belt 1 Mount cutting unit. )
Clevis Pin 2 Mount cutting unit. ( Shipped with
Washer 2 Mount cutting unit. ( cutting unit.
Cotter Pin 3/8 in. x 1-1/2 in. 2 Mount cutting unit. )
Capscrew 1/4 - 20 x 5/8 in. 2 Install battery cables.
Wing Nut 2 Install battery cables.
Key 2 Install in start switch.
Operator’s Manual 1 Read manual before operating.
Reg. Card 1 Fill out and return to Toro.
SETTING UP INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALL FRONT WHEELS
1. Install wheel onto axle.
2. Mount flat washer onto axle, insert cotter pin and
open pin ends with pliers (Fig. 1).
Figure 1
3. Install hub cap and grease wheel bearing.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 on opposite side.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY
1. Slip steering wheel over shaft and line the
steering wheel mount hole with the shaft mounting
hole.
2. Insert a drift punch partially through the holes to
maintain alignment and insert the roll pin in from the
opposite side.
3. Drive the roll pin in until it is flush with the
outside of the wheel (Fig. 2).
Figure 2
INSTALL SEAT
1. Remove battery from under seat mount plate and
set aside.
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2. Thread (4) seat spacers into bottom of seat
(Fig. 3).
SEAT
SPACER
Figure 3
3. Position seat onto mounting plate, inserting
spacer studs thru mounting holes.
4. Secure seat to mounting plate with (4) locknuts.
INSTALL CUTTING UNIT
Assembly:
1. Insert height of cut rod thru both height of cut
brackets on cutting unit (Fig. 4). Lever to be posi-
tioned an left side.
AXLE ASSEMBLY
Figure 4
2. Insert axle assembly thru both mounting
brackets on cutting unit (Fig. 4).
3. Mount left and right wheel assemblies to each
end of axle with a %-20x1.50” Ig. capsrew and
locknut (Fig. 5).
SETTING UP INSTRUCTIONS
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4. Secure each end of height of cut rod to a wheel
assembly with a flatwasher and cotter pin (Fig. 5).
Installation:
Note: Front of tractor must be elevated approxi-
mately 4” to slide cutting unit under tractor.
A CAUTION
Suspension bars are spring loaded use
caution when installing deck.
5. Slide deck under tractor aligning bars of deck
suspension with deck hanger brackets. Lower tractor
to floor (Fig. 6).
6. Insure height-of-cut lever is held down in lowest
height-of-cut position.
Note: A narrow wooden block may be placed in
height-of-cut slot to hold lever down.
7. Liftfront hanger brackets to suspension bars and
slide deck rearward slightly.
8. Install engine to deck drive belt.
9. Remove cable tie securing tension pin to tractor.
10. Push cutting unit rearward, align rear clevis pin
holes and install long clevis pins (Fig. 6).
11. Pull tension pin forward, while pushing deck
rearward, hook end on long clevis pin and secure
with washer and cotter pin (Fig. 6).
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BEFORE OPERATING
ACTIVATING AND CHARGING BATTERY
(12 VOLT)
Since the battery for the tractor is not filled with
electrolyte or activated, the battery, if you have
not already done so, must be removed from the
machine so it can be filled with electrolyte and
charged. Bulk electrolyte with 1.260 specific
gravity must be purchased from a local battery
supply outlet. Remove the battery and activate
it as follows:
1. Tip the seat forward and lift battery out of
compartment.
2. Remove filler caps from battery and slowly
fill each cell until electrolyte is just above the
plates. To obtain best results, let battery set for
20 minutes. Add electrolyte to the maximum
capacity.
A CAUTION
Wear safety goggles and rubber gloves
when working with electrolyte. Charge
the battery in a well ventilated place so
gases produced while charging can dis-
sipate. Since the gases are explosive,
keep open flame and electrical spark
away from the battery; do not smoke.
Nausea may result if the gases are in-
haled. Unplug charger from electrical
outlet before connecting to or discon-
necting charger leads from battery posts.
3. Leave filler caps off and connect a 3 to 4 amp
battery charger to the battery posts. Charge the
battery at a rate of 4 amperes or less for 4 hours.
4, When battery is charged, disconnect charger
from electrical outlet and battery posts.
5. Slowly add electrolyte to each cell until level
is up to fill ring. Install filler caps.
IMPORTANT: Do not overfill battery. Electrolyte
will overflow onto other parts of the machine and
severe corrosion and deterioration will result.
6. Install the battery into the battery compart-
ment with the terminal posts toward the rear of
the machine.
7. Install the positive cable (rubber boot over
end) to the positive (+) terminal and the negative
cable (black) to the negative (—) terminal of the
battery and secure with capscrews and wing nuts.
Slide the rubber boot over the positive terminal
to prevent possible short-out from occurring
(Fig. 7).
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POSITIVE
de р’
Figure 7
CHECK CRANKCASE OIL LEVEL
The tractor is shipped from the factory with oil in
the crankcase. However, check the oil level in the
crankcase prior to starting the engine.
1. Place tractor on a level surface to assure accurate
oil level reading and open the hood. Ensure the oil
drain plug is securely tightened, Page 17, (Fig. 24).
2. Unscrew and remove the dipstick from the oil
fill tube (Fig. 8).
OIL FILL
HOLE
Figure 8
3. If oil level is low, insert a funnel into the tube
and slowly add engine oil into the crankcase. Use
a high quality detergent oil classified “For Service
SC, SD, SE or MS". Qil viscosity (weight) must be
selected according to anticipated ambient tem-
perature.
* Above +40°F (+4° C) — Use SAE 30: 10W-30
as a substitute.
* Below +40° F (+4° C) — Use SAE 5W-20 or
5W-30; SAE 10 or 1T0W-30 as substitutes.
e Below 0° F (-18° C) — Use SAE 10 or 10W-30
diluted 10% with kerosene.
Note: Avoid premature engine failure by insuring
the funnel used is clean so contaminents are not
BEFORE OPERATING
introduced into the crankcase. Wipe any oil spilled
so it will not cause dirt to collect on the engine.
4. Insure the oil level is to the full mark on the
dipstick when it is fully installed. Do not overfill
or engine damage may result.
5. Insert the dipstick and turn it clockwise
to secure it in the fill tube.
Note: Check the oil level every 5 operating hours
or each time tractor is used. Initially, drain the
oil and replace it after the first 5 hours operation
to remove the contaminents produced by normal
engine break-in; thereafter, under normal condi-
tions, change oil after every 25 hours operation.
Change the oil more frequently when the engine
is operated in dusty or dirty conditions.
FILL FUEL TANK WITH GASOLINE
THE TORO COMPANY STRONGLY RECOMMENDS
THE USE OF CLEAN, FRESH UNLEADED REGULAR
GASOLINE IN TORO GASOLINE POWERED PROD-
UCTS. UNLEADED GASOLINE BURNS CLEANER,
EXTENDS ENGINE LIFE, AND PROMOTES GOOD
STARTING BY REDUCING THE BUILD-UP OF COM-
BUSTION CHAMBER DEPOSITS. LEADED GASO-
LINE CAN BE USED IF UNLEADED IS NOT
AVAILABLE.
NOTE: NEVER USE METHANOL, GASOLINE CON-
TAINING METHANOL, GASOHOL CONTAINING
MORE THAN 10% ETHANOL, GASOLINE ADDI-
TIVES, PREMIUM GASOLINE, OR WHITE GAS BE-
CAUSE ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM DAMAGE COULD
RESULT.
1. Open the hood.
2 Clean area around fuel tank cap so foreign
matter cannot enter tank when cap is removed.
3. Remove cap from fuel tank (Fig. 9) and fill tank
with gasoline. Then install fuel tank cap.
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4, Wipe up any gasoline that may have spilled.
5, Close the hood and make sure it snaps in place.
A DANGER
Because gasoline is flammable, caution
must be used when storing or handling
it. Do not fill fuel tank while engine is
running, hot or when machine is in an
enclosed area. Vapors may build up and
be ignited by a spark or flame source
many feet away. DO NOT SMOKE while
filling the fuel tank to prevent the
possibility of an explosion. Always fill
fuel tank outside and wipe up any spilled
gasoline before starting engine. Use a
funnel or spout to prevent spilling
gasoline, and fill tank to about 1/2 inch
(12.7 mm) below the filler neck. Store
gasoline in a clean safety-approved
container and keep the cap in place on
the container. Keep gasoline in a cool,
well-ventilated place; never in an enclosed
area such as a hot storage shed. To assure
volatility, do not buy more than a 30
day supply of gasoline. Gasoline is a fuel
for internal combustion engines; there-
fore, do not use it for any other purpose.
Since many children like the smell of gas,
keep it out of their reach because the
fumes are explosive and dangerous to
inhale.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
Check and insure the tires are inflated to 13 psi
(89.6 kpa) before operating the machine.
ADJUSTING SEAT
Tip the seat forward, loosen the seat mounting
locknuts and relocate the seat for operator comfort.
Retighten the locknuts and lower the seat.
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CONTROLS
Clutch Pedal (Fig. 10) — Foot operated clutch
pedai is used in conjunction with the gear shift.
Clutch must be fully depressed when shifting gears
so that friction drive plates are separated on clutch
assembly.
Throttle Control (Fig. 10) — Throttle control
connects to and operates carburetor mounted
throttle and choke. Control has three positions:
IDLE, FAST and CHOKE. To obtain choke posi-
tion control must be pushed slightly to the right
and forward.
Ignition Switch (Fig. 10) — Switch is part of bat-
tery ignition system, and it has three positions:
OFF, ON and START. Key automatically returns
to ON position from START position when re-
leased after engine starts.
Light Switch (Fig. 10) — Two position switch for
actuating headlights. Lights will not function
unless engine is running as current is supplied by
the engine alternator.
Deck Engagement Switch (Fig. 10) — Toggle switch
(Pull out and up to engage) releases blade brake
and engages electromagnetic clutch to drive cutter
blade.
Brake Pedal (Fig. 10) — Foot operated pedal, which
when depressed, actuates a disc brake assembly at
the side of the transmission. Clutch pedal should
also be depressed while braking to achieve maxi-
mum brake effectiveness.
Parking Brake (Fig. 11) — Parking brake is used in
conjunction with standard brake assembly. When
brake pedal is depressed and parking brake lever
Is pulled upward, a latch plate secures the brake
assembly in the engaged position preventing the
machine from moving.
Note: Transmission must be in neutrai to engage
parking brake.
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Figure 11
Gear Shift (Fig. 11) — Transmission has five forward
speeds, neutral and reverse, and has an in-line
shift pattern. An interlock switch, which prevents
engine from being started when transmission is in
gear, is mounted on the top of the transmission.
Height-of-Cut Control (Fig. 11) — Height-of-cut
control varies the cutting height from 1% to 4 inches
(38 mm to 102 mm) in six positions.
STARTING AND STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Engine will not start unless deck engagement
switch is DISENGAGED, shift lever is in neutral
and operator is sitting on the seat.
TO START AND OPERATE MACHINE
1. Shift into neutral, move deck engagement
switch to DISENGAGE.
2. Move throttle control to CHOKE position and
rotate ignition key to START. When engine starts,
release key and move throttle control between
FAST and SLOW,
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3. Check height-of-cut position and pull out and
up on deck engagement switch to ENGAGE.
4. Release parking brake, depress clutch pedal and
shift into gear.
TO STOP
1. Depress brake and clutch pedals, move throttle
control lever to SLOW position, move deck engage-
ment switch to DISENGAGE, and rotate ignition
key to OFF.
2. Shift transmission to neutral and engage park-
ing brake.
STARTING AND STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
3. Remove key from ignition switch.
USING PARKING BRAKE
A CAUTION
If the engine stalls or must be stopped
while operating on a hill or slope, the
engine must be shut off and parking
brake engaged.
1. Depress brake pedal fully, shift transmission to
neutral.
GRASS DEFLECTOR
A WARNING
The grass deflector and toe bar is a safety
device that routes discharged material down
toward the turf; therefore, do not remove
deflector from mower housing. If the deflector
is ever damaged, replace it. Without the de-
flector mounted in place, discharged material
could cause personal injury.
ADJUSTING HEIGHT-OF-CUT
The height-of-cut may be set in one of six positions
from approximately 172-4 inches (38 mm to 102 mm).
Deck Lever Height-of-Cut
Selection Setting (Approx.)
1 1% in. (38 mm)
2 2 in. (51 mm)
3 27 in. (63 mm)
4 3 in. (76 mm)
Height-of-Cut
Lever Selection
High 3% in. (89 mm)
Transport 4 in. (102 mm)
1. Assure the deck engagement switch is In
DISENGAGE position (Fig. 11).
2. To adjust deck wheels, stop engine, set parking
brake, put height-of-cut lever in transport position,
pull on deck lever (Fig. 12) and move to desired height
of cut setting.
3. Move height-of-cut control on tractor into desired
setting for high or low cutting.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2. Move parking brake control upward and release
brake pedal.
3. To release the parking brake, depress brake
pedal (Fig. 10), and push parking brake lever down
to return it to its disengaged position. Release
brake pedal slowly.
BREAK-IN
The engine requires no special break-in other than
changing oil after the first five hours of operation.
Operate the transmission in all gears to assure that
drive system is functioning correctly. After the first
five hours of operation, check the condition of the
belts.
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4. To engage blade for cutting, pull up and out
on deck engagement switch.
OPERATING PROCEDURE
1. Move deck engagement switch
ENGAGE.
into DIS-
2. Start the engine: refer to Starting/Stopping
Instructions, page 12.
IMPORTANT: When tractor is used for the first
time, operate the transmission in all gears to assure
that drive system is functioning correctly, and
become familiar with the controls and operating
characteristics. Never shift while the machine is
moving or without first depressing the clutch pedal
or transmission damage will result.
3. Depress clutch pedal and shift transmission
into 1st gear. Then release pedal slowly until
traction drive engages.
IMPORTANT: To avoid a jerky start and putting a
heavy load on the transmission, move throttle to
slow speed and release clutch pedal slowly. When
traction drive engages, increase the engine speed.
If shifting into gear is difficult, jog clutch pedal in
and out to get gears to mesh. Do not force the gear
shift because damage may result. Should you
encounter a jerking or grabbing condition during
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
operation, contact your local Authorized Toro
Service Dealer for assistance.
A WARNING
To avoid loss of control, always come to
a complete stop before shifting gears, and
slow down when turning, backing and
changing direction. Look behind the trac-
tor to assure area is clear before backing.
4. To engage blade for cutting, check height-of-
cut setting, then pull out and up on deck engage-
ment switch.
5. To stop the engine, in sequence, depress clutch
and brake pedals, move throttle control to SLOW,
deck engagement switch into DISENGAGE, gear
shift into neutral, rotate key to OFF position, and
set parking brake.
IMPORTANT: Never leave the deck engagement
switch in the ENGAGED position when the en-
gine is not running. Doing so with the igni-
tion switch ON will discharge the tractor battery.
Note: Remove the ignition key and store it in a
memorable place between operating periods.
GRASS CUTTING TIPS
1. When the tractor is used to cut a lawn for the
first time, cut grass slightly longer than normal
to assure that cutting width of mower housing will
not cause scalping, which could result from severe
undulations of the ground. In general, however,
the cutting height used in the past is probably the
best one to use.
2. if the grass is ever allowed to grow slightly
longer than normal, or if it contains a high degree
of moisture, raise cutting height higher than usual
and cut the grass at this setting. Next, cut the
grass again using the lower, normal setting. This
method of cutting long grass results in an even
distribution of clippings and an acceptable quality-
of-cut.
3. Very long or extremely wet grass can be cut,
but specific operating techniques must be used.
Start by setting height-of-cut in the highest position.
Using 1st gear and maximum throttle speed, move
into the grass and cut a swath that is only half as
wide as the mower housing. Direct grass clippings
toward area that was cut previously. Stop forward
movement occasionally to allow discharge area to
clear itself. Cutting too much grass may clog the
mower housing and discharge area. If mower housing
does clog, shut engine off, disengage blades and
remove the obstruction with a stick.
A DANGER
Before removing obstruction from mower
housing, move deck engagement switch
into DISENGAGE, depress clutch and
brake pedals, shift into neutral and set
parking brake. Turn ignition key to OFF
position. Remove high tension wire from
spark plug to prevent possibility of
accidental starting.
4. When mowing, operate engine at full throttle.
This maintains proper blade speed and air flow to
facilitate discharge of clippings. Mowing with a
lower rpm causes the blades to tear the grass,
resulting in poor lawn appearance. Lower rem also
reduces alternator charging efficiency which may
affect battery performance.
MAINTENANCE INTERVAL CHART
5 25
Hours Hours
Storage
Service
Spring 2
Service Years Notes
Change Oil (Initial) X
Change Oil (Periodic)
Check Safety Interlock
Check Cutter Blades
Check Brake
Grease Blade Spindle Bearings
Grease Front Axle Spindles
Lubricate Pivot Points
Grease Rear Axle
Lubricate Deck Linkage
Service Air Cleaner
Check Spark Plug
Check Battery Electrolyte Level
Check Blade Drive Belt
Check Traction Drive Belt
Check Tire Pressure
Drain Gasoline
Clean Qutside of Engine
Clean Mower Housing
Paint Chipped Surface
Replace Interlock Switches
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More often in dusty
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More often in dusty
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More often in dusty
dirty conditions
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MAINTENANCE
To prevent accidental starting of the
engine while performing maintenance,
shut engine off and remove key from
ignition switch. Also, open the hood and
pull high tension wire off spark plug
(Fig. 13). Make sure wire does not con-
tact plug accidentally.
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Figure 13
GREASE FRONT AXLE SPINDLES AND
WHEELS
The front axle spindles and wheels must be lubri-
cated after every 25 hours of operation; however,
lubricate more frequently when conditions are
dusty or sandy.
1. Wipe grease fittings on spindles and wheels
(Fig. 14) with a clean rag. If there is paint on front of
fittings, scrape it off.
Figure 14
2 Lubricate both axle spindles w/No. 2 general
purpose grease (Fig. 19). Continue to pump grease
until it oozes out the spindle. Wipe up any excess
grease.
3. Lubricate both front wheels w/No. 2 general
purpose grease. Pump grease gun about four times.
Wipe up any excess grease.
GREASE BLADE SPINDLE BEARINGS
After every 25 hours of operation, the cutting unit
must be removed and blade spindles (Fig. 15) greased
with No. 2 General Purpose Lithium Grease. Lubri-
cate bearings more frequently when conditions are
dusty and dirty.
Figure 15
GREASE REAR AXLES
The rear wheels should be removed and axles
greased, once a year, to prevent the formation of
rust and to simplify future wheel removal. Refer
to Wheel Removal, page 23.
LUBRICATE STEERING SHAFT AND PIVOT
POINTS
Lubricate the steering shaft and pivot points every
25 hours with a few drops of SAE 10 oil or WD-40
spray lubricant (Fig. 16). Turn the front wheels
fully to the left to position the lower follower
assembly below the fuel tank to make it more
easily accessible.
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Note: The fuel tank has been removed in Figure 16
in order to clarify the points needing lubrication.
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MAINTENANCE
The tank does not have to be removed to lubricate
the steering assembly.
SERVICING AIR CLEANER
The cleaner element must be cleaned after every
25 hours engine operation if engine is operated in
clean air conditions. However, element must be
cleaned every few hours if operating conditions
are extremely dusty or sandy.
1. Open the hood and remove the wire from the
spark plug.
2. Remove air cleaner knobs and cover (Fig. 17).
AIR CLEANER
Figure 17
3. Remove foam pre-cleaner by sliding it off the
cartridge.
A. Wash foam pre-cleaner in liquid soap and
warm water.
B. Wrap foam pre-cleaner in cloth and squeeze
dry.
C. Saturate foam in engine oil. Squeeze to
remove excess oil.
4. Remove (2) nuts from top of cartridge (Fig. 18).
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5. Remove cartridge and clean air cleaner body
carefully to prevent dirt from entering carburetor.
Brush dirt from body thru holes into duct.
6. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface.
a. If very dirty, replace cartridge or wash in a
low or non-sudsing detergent and warm
water solution.
b. Rinse thoroughly from INSIDE OUT
until water is clear.
c. Cartridge must be allowed to stand and
air dry thoroughly before using.
7. Reassemble air cleaner.
A CAUTION
Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene,
are not to be used to clean cartridge.
They may cause deterioration of the
cartridge. DO NOT OIL CARTRIDGE.
DO NOT USE PRESSURIZED AIR TO
CLEAN OR DRY CARTRIDGE.
IMPORTANT: Always operate engine with air
cleaner element in place or engine damage will
result.
CHANGING CRANKCASE OIL
1. Check level of oil before starting engine and
after every 5 hours of operation. Maintain oil level
at FULL mark on dipstick.
To check level of oil:
A. Position tractor on level surface.
B. Clean the area around oil dipstick so
foreign matter cannot enter filler hole when
dipstick is removed.
C. Unscrew dipstick and wipe oil off.
D. Screw dipstick fully in to filler neck; then
remove it and check oil level on dipstick. If
level is low, add only enough oil to raise level
to FULL mark. Do not overfill or engine
damage may result.
E. Screw dipstick back into filler neck.
2. Change oil after first 5 hours of operation:
every 25 hours thereafter. Change oil more
frequently when operating conditions are extremely
dusty or dirty.
MAINTENANCE
To change oil:
A. Position tractor on level surface. Start and
run engine for a period to warm the oil.
B. Turn engine off and place drain pan below
drain plug (Fig. 19). Remove drain plug and
allow all oil to flow into drain pan. Install
drain plug after oil stops flowing.
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C. Open hood, unscrew and remove dipstick
from oil fill tube.
D. Insert a funnel into the tube and slowly
add 48 ounces (1.42 |) of engine oil into the
crankcase. DO NOT OVERFILL or engine
damage may result. Use a high quality deter-
gent oil classified “For Service SC, SD, SE or
MS’. Oil viscosity (weight) must be selected
according to anticipated ambient temperature.
e Above +40° (+4° C) — Use SAE 30; 10W-30
as a substitute.
e Below +40° F (+4° C) — Use SAE 5W-20 or
5W-30: SAE 10 or 10W-30 as substitutes.
e Below 0° F (-18° C) — Use SAE 10 or 10W-30
diluted 10% with kerosene.
FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT
An in-line filter is incorporated into the fuel line
between the fuel tank and carburetor (Fig. 20).
Use the following procedures should replacement
become necessary:
1. Open the hood.
2. Loosen the hose clamp on the carburetor side
of filter and remove the fuel line from the filter.
3. Place a drain pan under filter, loosen the re-
maining hose clamp and remove filter.
Figure 20
A CAUTION
Since gasoline is highly flammable, drain
it outdoors and make sure engine is cool
to prevent a potential fire hazard. Wipe
up any gasoline that may have spilled.
Do not drain gasoline near any open
flame or where gasoline fumes may be
ignited by a spark. Do not smoke a
cigar, cigarette, or a pipe when handling
gasoline.
4. Install the new filter and reinstall hose clamps.
REPLACING SPARK PLUG
Since air gap between center and side electrodes of
the spark plug increases gradually during normal
operation of the engine, check condition of
electrodes after every 25 operating hours. Recom-
mended air gap is 0.030 of an inch (0.76 mm). Cor-
rect spark plug to use 1s:
Champion RCJ-8 or Autolite AR/N.
Note: The spark plug usually lasts a long time;
however, the plug should be removed and checked
whenever the engine malfunctions.
1. Open the hood.
2. Clean area around spark plug so foreign matter
cannot fall into cylinder when spark plug is re-
moved.
3. Pull wire off spark plug and remove plug from
cylinder head (Fig. 21).
4. Check condition of side electrode, center
electrode, and center electrode insulator to assure
there is no damage.
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MAINTENANCE
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IMPORTANT: À cracked, fouled, dirty or defec-
tive spark plug must be replaced. Do not sand blast,
scrape, or clean electrodes by using a wire brush
because grit may eventually release from the plug
and fall into the cylinder. The result is usually a
damaged engine.
5. Set air gap between center and side electrodes
at 0.030 of an inch (0.762 mm) (Fig. 22). Install
correctly gapped spark plug w/gasket seal, and
tighten plug to 15 ft-Ib (20.4 N-m). If torque
wrench is not used, tighten plug firmly.
0.030”
(0.762 mm)
Figure 22
6. Push wire onto spark plug but do not leave key in
the ignition. This will prevent accidental starting
when mower is being stored between use periods.
Keep key in memorable place so it is not lost.
ADJUSTING THROTTLE-CHOKE CONTROL
Proper choke and stop switch operation is depen-
dent upon proper adjustment of remote controls.
Before adjusting the carburetor, assure the throttle-
choke control is operating properly.
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1. Open the hood, remove the knobs holding air
cleaner cover in place and remove cover (Fig. 23).
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2. Move remote control lever to CHOKE position
and check the position of the choke butterfly; it
should be fully closed.
3. Move remote control lever to FAST position.
The butterfly should be in the fully open posi-
tion.
Figure 24
4. If the choke butterfly is positioned as described
In steps 2 and 3, replace the air cleaner assembly
and continue operation.
If either the choke butterfly does not close or
Is not fully open in the FAST position, adjust
the remote control lever as follows:
MAINTENANCE
1. Place remote control lever in CHOKE position.
2. Loosen the throttle cable clamp screw (Fig. 24)
and move the control cable casing and wire until
the throttle lever touches link.
3. Tighten the cable clamp and assemble the air
cleaner cover to the air cleaner.
ADJUSTING CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been set at the factory, but an
occasional adjustment may be required. How-
ever, do not make unnecessary carburetor adjust-
ments because factory settings are usually cor-
rect. An adjustment may be required to com-
pensate for differences in fuel, temperature and
altitude.
IMPORTANT: Before the carburetor is adjusted,
throttle control must be checked for proper
operation: refer to Adjusting Throttle/Choke
Control, page 18.
1. Needle Valve (Fig. 25) — Close valve by gently
rotating it clockwise.
IMPORTANT: Do not close the needle valve too
tight because the valve and seat in carburetor will
likely be damaged.
2. Rotate — open — the needle valve 2 turns
counterclockwise (Fig. 25).
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Note: The needle valve setting is an approximate;
however, the setting will allow engine to be started
so carburetor can be fine tuned — steps 3-9.
A WARNING
Engine must be running so final adjust-
ment of the carburetor can be performed.
To guard against possible personal injury,
move deck engagement switch into
DISENGAGE detent, shift into neutral,
and engage parking brake. Keep hands,
feet, face, and other parts of the body
away from the cutter blade, underside
of mower housing, discharge area, and
any rotating engine parts.
3. Start engine and let it warm up for approxi-
mately two minutes. Next, move throttle control
into FAST detent.
IMPORTANT: Air cleaner must be installed on the
engine whenever high speed is being adjusted. The
air cleaner mounting screw must also be installed
when engine is run.
4, Rotate needle valve (Fig. 25) clockwise, 1/8
turn at a time, until engine starts to lose speed. Let
engine react to each 1/8 turn setting.
5. Rotate needle valve (Fig. 25) counterclockwise
— out — 1/8 turn at a time, until engine first runs
rough. Let engine react to each 1/8 turn setting.
6. Rotate needle valve (Fig. 25) clockwise — in —
very slowly until engine starts to run smoothly.
This setting, under no load, may be slightly rich;
however; the slightly rich setting will assure proper
operation when engine is under load.
7. Move throttle control to SLOW, Next, rotate
idle adjusting screw (Fig. 25) until engine speed is
1750 rpm.
Note: Rotate idle adjusting screw clockwise to
increase idle rpm. By contrast, rotate idle adjusting
screw counterclockwise to decrease idle rpm.
8. Turn idle valve in (lean) and out (rich) slowly
until engine idles smoothly. Reset idle speed to
1750 rpm.
9. Check carburetor adjustment by quickly
moving throttle control from SLOW to FAST. En-
gine speed should increase without hesitation. If
engine tends to stall or die out, rotate needle valve
1/8 turn counterclockwise until engine accelerates
smoothly.
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MAINTENANCE
10. After carburetor is adjusted, shut engine off.
if mower wili not be used immediateiy, remove key
from switch to prevent possibility of accidental
starting. Keep key in a memorable place so it is
not lost accidentally.
SERVICING CUTTER BLADES
A CAUTION
Stop the machine and examine the cutter
blades for damage and loss of torque of
the nut securing the blade to the spindle
shaft whenever the blade strikes an
immoveable object. Open the hood and
disconnect the spark plug lead, engage
the parking brake and disengage the
cutter blades prior to examining the
blades. If blades are cracked, badly bent
or twisted or severely eroded (Fig. 30),
replace the blades. Always use genuine
Toro replacement blades to assure safety
and optimum performance. NEVER USE
WILL FIT REPLACEMENT BLADES.
To service blade:
1. Insure engine is shut off and parking brake
locked. Open the hood and remove the wire from
spark plug.
2. With height-of-cut lever in transport position, set
cutting unit deck wheels in lowest position (Fig. 26).
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3. Lower cutting unit to level surface.
4. Remove cotter pin, flat washer and tension rod
from each rear clevis pin (Fig. 26).
5. Remove right rear clevis pin.
6. Insure height-of-cut lever is held down in
lowest height-of-cut position. Remove left rear
clevis pin by pushing it out with a pin punch
(Fig. 26).
Note: A narrow wooden block may be placed in
height-of-cut slot to hold lever down.
7. Push down on height-of-cut lever and slide deck
forward until clevis pins, securing front deck hanger
brackets to suspension bar clear suspension bars.
8. Remove cutting unit drive belt.
9. Raise front of tractor approx. 4” and slide deck out
from under tractor.
10. Turn cutting unit on its side, grasp the end
of a blade with a rag or thickly padded glove: then
remove the locknut, anti-scalp cup, and blade
(Fig. 27).
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11. Examine cutting ends of the blades carefully,
especially where the flat and curved parts of the
blades meet (Fig. 28A). Since sand and abrasive
material can wear away the metal that connects the
flat and curved parts of the blades, check the blades
before using the mower. if wear is noticed (Fig. 28B),
replace the blades.
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MAINTENANCE
A CAUTION
If blade is allowed to wear, a slot will form
between the sail and flat part of the blade.
(Fig. 28C). Eventually a piece of the blade
may break off and be thrown from under the
housing, possibly resulting in serious injury
to yourself or bystander.
Note: Since lock nut is tightened to 50-60 ft/lb
(68-81 N-m) at the factory, it may be difficult to
remove the nut. If nut cannot be removed, contact
an Authorized TORO Service Dealer for assistance.
12. Using a file, sharpen cutting edge at both ends
of the blade (Fig. 29).
SHARPEN AT SAIL
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13. Check balance of blade by putting it on a
blade balancer. (An inexpensive balancer can be
purchased at a hardware store). A balanced blade
wili stay in a horizontal position on the balancer.
By contrast, a blade that is not balanced will
settle to the heavy side. If blade is not balanced,
file some material off heavy cutting edge end of
blade. Continue to check the blade until it is
balanced.
14. Insequence, install blade, anti-scalp cup, and lock
nut (Fig. 27). Tighten lock nut to 50-60 ft-Ib (68-81
N-m).
IMPORTANT: Make sure cutting edge of blade is
away from top of mower housing. While lock nut is
tightened, move blade slightly so it seats between
sides of blade retainer.
15. Mount the cutting unit to the tractor. Refer to
Install Cutting Unit, page 9 for proper procedures.
CLEANING UNDERSIDE OF MOWER HOUSING
To assure a good quality-of-cut and efficient grass
bagging, underside of mower housing and inside
of discharge area must be kept clean. Whenever the
mower is removed, clean out debris with a scraper
and hose and apply a coat of paste wax on inside
of mower housing and grass deflector. This will
retard corrosion and prevent grass and dirt from
sticking on inside of housing.
REPLACING BLADE DRIVE BELT
1. Remove the cutting unit. Refer to Servicing
Cutter Blade, steps 1 through 9, page 20.
2. Remove screws securing belt shields to deck
and remove shields (Fig. 30).
A CAUTION
Idler arm and pulley are spring loaded;
use caution when loosening belt.
BELT E —
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Figure 30
3. Unhook idler pulley spring to relieve tension on
belt.
4. Remove old belt.
5. Install new belt around spindle pulleys and idler
pulley.
6. Connect idler pulley spring.
7. Reinstall belt shields to cutting deck.
8. Reinstall cutting unit to tractor: refer to Install
Cutting Unit, page 9.
LEVELING CUTTING UNIT
If mower doesn’t cut level from side to side and
cutting blade is not bent, level the cutting unit as
follows:
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MAINTENANCE
1. Place tractor on level surface, lock parking brake,
open hood and remove spark plug wire.
2. Place height-of-cut lever in number 3 position
and position cutter blades at right angle to direction of
tractor travel.
3. Measure the blade tip height at outermost end of
each blade. Rotate each blade 180° and measure the
blade tip height of opposite end of blade. Position
lowest end of each blade in outermost position.
4. Compare outermost blade tip heights. Measure-
ments should be within 3/16 inch (5 mm) of one
another.
5. If blade tip heights are not within 3/16 inch
(5 mm), level cutting unit by loosening right hand pivot
bar retainer hex nuts and raising or lowering the
retainer (Fig. 31).
Note: The right rear wheel may have to be removed.
6. Assure blade tip height is within 1/8 inch (3 mm)
and retighten hex nuts.
PIVOT BAR
RETAINER
Figure 31
REPLACING TRACTION BELT
1. Remove the cutting unit. Refer to Servicing
Cutter Blade, steps 1 through 9, page 20.
2. Insure the parking brake is locked and place
blocks in front of and behind one rear wheel.
3. Reach under the tractor frame just forward of
the rear wheels, grasp the idler pulley assembly,
(Fig. 32) pull on it to relieve tension on the belt and
remove the belt from the pulley. Then, remove the belt
from the belt guide (Fig. 32).
4. Disconnect the bolt retaining the wire tie down
from the electromagnetic blade clutch. Disconnect
the in-line wire connector (Fig. 33).
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Figure 32
A CAUTION
The idler pulley arm is under heavy spring
tension. Hold the arm firmly while al-
lowing the arm to return to its relieved
position.
5. Remove the bolt securing the cutter blade
clutch assembly (Fig. 33) at the front of the
machine and remove the assembly. Note how the
clutch is prevented from rotating by a steel post
welded to the underside of the tractor.
Note: If there is difficulty in removing blade
clutch mount bolt with use of standard socket
wrench, contact a Toro Service Dealer for assis-
tance. An air impact wrench may be necessary.
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6. Slip the belt off the engine pulley, then remove
it from the traction clutch pulley on top of the
transmission at the rear of the machine.
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7. Slide the belt between the top of the traction
clutch assembly and the clutch actuator bar
(Fig. 34).
Note: There may not be enough clearance between
the actuator and clutch to remove the belt. Dis-
connect the clutch pedal linkage to gain more
clearance, if necessary.
MAINTENANCE
CLUTCH
ACTUATOR
TRACTION CEUTCH-
ASSEMBLY \”
‘CLUTCH PEDAL
\ LINKAGE
Figure 34
8. Assemble the new belt to the machine by
reversing the disassembly procedures. Apply grease
or “NEVER SEEZE' to crankshaft before installing
blade clutch. Reassemble the clutch insuring that
the slot in the clutch fits over the steel post.
Torque the mount bolt for the blade clutch
assembly to 60 ft-lb (81 N-m).
9. Reconnect the wire connectors and remount
the wire tie down to the tractor body. Make sure
that all wires are positioned away from moving
parts.
BRAKE ADJUSTMENT
Adjust brake pucks if the parking brake does not hold
or braking power is not sufficient when brake pedal is
depressed.
1. Shut engine off and remove spark plug wire.
2. Tighten locknut approximately 1/4 turn clock-
wise (Fig. 3b).
BRAKE ADJUSTMENT
LOCKNUTS
Figure 35
3. Check operation of the brake by pushing rider: no
brake drag should be evident. If drag is evident, rotate
locknut an additional 1/8 turn counterclockwise or
until there is no contact.
WHEEL REMOVAL
Front Wheels:
1. Assure parking brake is locked and block one
rear wheel.
2. Place jack under front axle and raise wheel
off floor,
3. Use a pry bar to lever the hub cap off the axle
(Fig. 36).
Figure 36
4. Remove the cotter pin and flat washer (Fig. 37)
and remove the wheel from the axle.
Figure 37
5. Assemble in reverse order.
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MAINTENANCE
Rear Wheels:
1. Assure parking brake is locked and block the
front wheels.
2. Place a block of wood between jack and rear
axle and raise wheel off floor.
IMPORTANT: Place jack as close as possible to
inside of wheel to prevent damage to transmission.
3. Use a prise bar to lever the hub cap off the
axle,
4. Remove capscrew securing wheel to axle
(Fig. 38).
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Figure 38
5. Assemble in reverse order of the disassembly
procedures. Use grease or “NEVER SEEZE" on
axle before mounting wheel. Insure woodruff key
is instaiied. Tighten the mounting capscrew until
the wheel hub bottoms out on the end of the axle.
Torque mounting capscrew to 30 ft-lbs. (40.7 Nm)
Note: When installing right rear wheel make sure
spacer is between end of axle and wheel hub.
CHECKING SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
The purpose of the safety interlock system is to
prevent the engine from cranking or starting unless
the operator is on the seat, the transmission shifted
into neutral and the cutting unit deck engagement
switch is in the Disengage position. In addition,
the engine will stop, because of a seat switch, if the
operator gets off the seat when the cutter blade
drive control is engaged or transmission is in gear.
To assure interlock system is functioning correctly,
check it before each use of the tractor. Have the
safety interlock switches replaced by an Authorized
TORO Service Dealer every two years to assure
safe operation of the tractor.
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1. Sit on seat and move shift control into neutral
position. Engage parking brake to prevent move-
ment of tractor.
2. Move deck engagement switch (Fig. 39) to the
ENGAGE position. Rotate the ignition key to
START. Engine should not crank. If engine cranks,
the interlock system is malfunctioning and it must
be repaired by an Authorized TORO Service Dealer.
IT engine does not crank, proceed to step 3.
3. Move deck engagement switch to DISENGAGE
position (Fig. 39) and place shift control into one
of the gear selections (Fig. 40). Rotate the ignition
key to START. Engine should not crank; but if it
does, the interlock system is malfunctioning and
it must be repaired by an Authorized TORO Service
Dealer. If engine does not crank, proceed to step 4.
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4. Move shift control (Fig. 40) into neutral and
deck engagement switch (Fig. 39) to DISENGAGE
position. Engage the parking brake to prevent
movement of the tractor. Rotate ignition key to
START position and start engine. Place the deck
engagement switch in ENGAGE position and
carefully raise off the seat: the engine should stop
running. If engine does not stop running, shut
engine off and have interlock system repaired by an
Authorized TORO Service Dealer. 1f engine shuts
off when you raised off seat, the interlock system
is functioning correctly.
MAINTENANCE
Authorized TORO Service Dealer. If engine shuts
off when you raised off seat, the interlock system
is functioning correctly.
Do not operate the tractor if the interlock
system is malfunctioning because it 15 а
safety device, designed for protection.
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BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM
An AGC 7-1/2 Amp Fuse (Fig. 41) is incorporated
in the charging circuit as a protective device against
alternator damage caused by possible ‘’short-outs
in the wiring harness. |f the battery lacks power
to crank engine, raise the hood, separate the fuse
block (Fig. 42) and check the fuse. If fuse is de-
fective, replace it. If replacement fuse also fails,
have the electrical system checked by an Authoriz-
ed TORO Service Dealer. Also have electrical
system checked if the fuse Is not defective but the
battery lacks power.
USE BLOCK
CHARGING CIRCUIT
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HEADLIGHT CIRCUIT
Power for the headlights on the 12-44 Lawn Tractor is
provided by electric current from the engine alter-
nator: therefore, the headlights will not function
unless the engine is operating. An AGC 7-1/2 Amp
Fuse (Fig. 41) is incorporated in the headlight circuit
as a protective device against alternator damage
caused by possible “short-outs™ in the wiring har-
ness. If the headlights are inoperative, raise hood,
separate fuse block and check fuse. If fuse is de-
fective, check wiring for “short-outs”. If none can be
ascertained, contact your Authorized TORO Service
Dealer for assistance.
PREPARING MOWER FOR STORAGE
1. Drain gasoline from fuel tank and fuel line;
refer to Fuel Filter Replacement, page 17. Next,
start engine and let it run at idle speed until it
stops because all gasoline is used. Replace the
fuel filter.
Note: All gasoline must be expended to prevent
gum-like varnish deposits from forming in the
carburetor, fuel line, and fuel tank. Such deposits,
If allowed to form, will cause starting problems
and poor engine operation.
2. Pull high tension wire off spark plug and clean
area around the plug so foreign matter cannot fall
into cylinder when plug is removed. Next, remove
plug from cylinder head and pour two tablespoons
of engine oil into spark plug hole. Rotate engine
by hand slowly to distribute oil on inside of cylin-
der. Then reinstall spark plug and tighten it to
15 ft-lb. If torque wrench is not used, tighten plug
firmly. DO NOT INSTALL HIGH TENSION WIRE
ON SPARK PLUG.
3. Drain oil from crankcase and refill with proper
viscosity oil: refer to Changing Crankcase Oil,
page 16.
4. Clean dirt and chaff from outside of cylinder,
cylinder head fins, and blower housing. Also, re-
move grass clippings, dirt, and grime from external
parts of tractor, engine, shrouding, and top of
mower housing.
5. Clean underside of mower housing: refer to
Cleaning Underside of Mower Housing, page 21.
6. Check condition of blades: refer to Servicing
Cutter Blade, page 20.
7. Check and tighten all capscrews, bolts, screws,
nuts, and mating parts. If any part is damaged, re-
pair or replace it.
8. Lubricate wheels and spindles with grease: refer
to Grease Front Axle Spindles and Wheels, page
15.
9. Lubricate blade spindle bearings with grease:
refer to Grease Blade Spindle Bearings, page 15.
10. Check air cleaner element: refer to Servicing
Air Cleaner, page 16.
11. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces.
Make sure to sand affected area before painting.
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MAINTENANCE
Note: TORO RE-Kote “touch-up” paint is available
from any Authorized TORO Service Dealer. The
spray paint dries in minutes to a glossy, factory-
finish.
11. Remove the battery from the machine, recharge
it and store it in a cool, dry place. Recharge it
every 30 days to prevent it from discharging. Refer
to Activating and Charging Battery, page 10.
IMPORTANT: Improper storage or failure to
recharge may cause battery failure.
13. Store the tractor in a clean, dry place. Remove
key from ignition switch and keep it in a memorable
place. Cover the tractor to protect it and keep it
clean.
12. Place blocks under the front and rear axles to
raise the wheels off floor and prevent tire
deterioration.
WIRING DIAGRAM
ORANGE
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OFF MBG CLOSED
ON B AL CLOSED
START B & 5 CLOSED
DECK ENGAGEMENT SW.
OFF С ВО CLOSED
ON 8 & A CLOSED
TRANS. SWITCH
NORMALLY CLOSED IN
NEUTRAL
SEAT SWITCH
NORMALLY CLOSED WITH
OPERATOR ON SEAT
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Problem Possible Causes Corrective Action
Engine does not start, starts 1. Gas tank is empty. 1. Fill fuel tank with
hard, loses power, or fails gasoline.
to Keep runa: 2. Transmission is in gear. 2. Shift transmission into
neutral.
3. Deck engagement switch is in 3. Move deck engagement
ENGAGE detent. switch into DISENGAGE detent.
4. Spark plug is loose. 4. Tighten plug to 15 ft-Ib
(20.4 N-m).
5. Spark plug wire is loose or 5. Install wire onto
disconnected from spark plug. spark plug.
6. Spark plug gap is incorrect. 6. Set gap between electrodes
at 0.030 of an inch (0.762 mm).
7. Spark plug is pitted, fouled, or 7. Install new correctly
defective in some other way. gapped spark plug.
8. Wrong spark plug is used. 8. Install correct spark plug.
9. Electrical connections are 9. Check electrical system
loose. to assure good contact.
10. Carburetor is adjusted 10. Adjust the carburetor.
incorrectly.
11. Air cleaner is dirty. 11. Clean the air cleaner
element.
12. Plugged fuel filter. 12. Refer to Fuel Filter
Replacement, page 17.
13. Dirt, water, or stale fuel 13. Have tractor serviced by
in fuel system. Authorized TORO Service
Dealer.
14. Dead battery. 14. Have tractor serviced by
Authorized TORO Service
Dealer.
15. Module or switch is defective. 15. Have tractor serviced by
Authorized TORO Service
Dealer.
Engine does not idle or 1. Air cleaner is dirty. 1. Clean air cleaner element.
idles poorly.
2. Oil level in crankcase is low. 2. Add oil to crankcase.
3. Cooling fins and air passages 3. Remove obstruction from
under engine blower housing are cooling fins and air passages.
plugged.
4. |dle speed is too low or high 4. Adjust the carburetor.
speed mixture is incorrect.
5. Plugged fuel filter. 5. Refer to Fuel Filter Re-
placement, page 17.
6. Dirt, water, or stale fuel is 6. Have tractor serviced by
in fuel system. Authorized TORO Service
Dealer.
7. Spark plug is pitted, fouled or 7. Install new correctly
defective in some other way. gapped spark plug.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Problem
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
Engine loses power
1. Oil level in crankcase is low.
2. Cooling fins and air passages
under engine blower housing are
plugged.
3. Engine load is excessive.
4. Air cleaner is dirty.
5. Plugged fuel filter.
6. Dirt or water is in fuel system.
7. Carburetor is adjusted
incorrectly.
8. Spark plug is pitted, fouled or
defective in some other way.
1. Add oil to crankcase.
2. Remove obstruction from
cooling fins and air
passages.
3. Shift into lower gear to
reduce load.
4. Clean air cleaner element.
5. Refer to Fuel Filter Re-
placement, page 16.
6. Have tractor serviced by
Authorized TORO Service
Dealer.
7. Adjust the carburetor.
8. Install new correctly
gapped spark plug.
Engine over heats
1. Cooling fins and air passages
under engine blower housing are
plugged.
2. Carburetor is adjusted
incorrectly.
3. Oil level in crankcase is low.
4. Engine load is excessive.
1. Remove obstruction from
cooling fins and air passages.
2. Adjust the carburetor.
3. Add oil to crankcase.
4. Shift into lower gear to
reduce load.
Tractor vibrates abnormally.
1. Engine mounting bolts are
loose.
2. Loose blade clutch pulley, idler
pulley or blade pulley.
3. Cutter blade is unbalanced.
4. Lock nut holding blade is loose.
5. Drive pulley is damaged.
1. Tighten engine mounting
bolts.
2. Tighten the appropriate
pulley.
3. Install new cutter blade.
4. Tighten пи? +
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(68-81 N-m).
5. Replace drive pulley.
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Blade does not rotate
1. Blade drive belt is worn, loose
or broken.
2. Blade drive belt is off pulley.
3. Faulty blade clutch assembly
or damaged pulley.
1. Install new blade drive
belt,
2. Install blade drive belt.
3. Have tractor serviced by
Authorized TORO Service
Dealer.
Tractor does not drive.
1. Traction drive belt is worn,
loose or broken.
2. Traction drive belt is off
pulley.
3. Transmission does not shift
gear.
4. Damaged clutch or pulley.
1. Install new traction drive
belt.
2. Install traction drive belt.
3, 4. Have tractor serviced by
Authorized TORO Service
Dealer.
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IDENTIFICATION AND ORDERING
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
The TORO Lawn Tractor has two identification
numbers: a model number and a serial number.
The two numbers are stamped on a decal that is
located under the hood to the right of steering
shaft. See page 25, Fig. 41.
In any correspondence concerning the tractor,
supply model and serial numbers to assure that
correct information and replacement parts are
obtained.
To order replacement parts from an Authorized
TORO Service Dealer, supply the following infor-
mation:
1. Model and serial numbers of the tractor.
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 the PART NUMBER.
MAINTENANCE RECORD
Air Cleaner
Service
Hours Oil
Date Used Change
Lubrication
Winter
Storage
Spring
Service
Sharpen
Blade
Spark
Plug Gap
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MAINTENANCE RECORD
Date
Hours
Used
Oil
Change
Air Cleaner
Service
Lubrication
Sharpen
Biade
Winter
Storage
MAINTENANCE RECORD
Date
Hours
Used
Oil
Change
Air Cleaner
Service
Lubrication
Sharpen
Blade
Winter
Storage
Spring
Service
Spark
Plug Gap
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THE TORO PROMISE
It is Toro's policy to design and produce TORO
products to provide our customers with a high level of
performance and durability in normal operation. Our
products, however, are produced in high volume, and
it is inevitable that occasionally a unit will reach a
customer with a defect in materials or workmanship
which causes the unit to fall below the normal high
level of TORO performance. invariably, such a defect
will be noticed in a residential product within two
years after purchase. Recognizing this possibility,
Toro has established a simple guarantee policy and
procedure that is intended to assure customer
satisfaction. This guarantee statement is as follows:
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A Two Year Limited Warranty
On All
Gasoline Powered Consumer Products
The Toro Company promises to repair these TORO Products if defective in materials
or workmanship. The following time periods from the date of purchase apply:
Residential Product
Residential Products Used Commercially
2 Years
90 Days
The costs of parts and labor are included, but the customer pays the transportation
costs. Just return any residential product to an Authorized TORO Service Dealer
or TORO Distributor.
Should you feel your TORO is defective and wish to rely
on The Toro Promise, the following procedure is recom-
mended:
1. Contact any Authorized TORO Service Dealer, TORO
Master Service Dealer, or TORO Distributor (the Yellow
Pages of your telephone directory is a good reference
source).
2. He will either instruct you to return the product to him
or recommend another Authorized TORO Service outlet
which might be more convenient.
3, Bring the product along with your original sales slip, or
other evidence of purchase date, to the service dealer,
4, The servicing dealer will inspect the unit, advise you
whether the product is defective and, if so, make all
repairs necessary to correct the defect without extra
charge to you.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the dealer's analy-
sis of the defect or the service performed, you may contact
us.
Write:
TORO Customer Service Department
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55420
The above remedy of product defects through repair by
an Authorized TORO Service Dealer is the purchaser's sole
remedy for any defect.
THERE 1S NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
Compliance with Radio Interference Regulations Certified,
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FITNESS FOR USE ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION
OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY,
Some states do not allow limitations on how long implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to
you.
This Warranty applies only to parts or components which
are defective and does not cover repairs necessary due to
normal wear, misuse, accidents, or lack of proper mainte-
nance. Regular, routine maintenance of the unit to keep
It in proper operating condition is the responsibility of the
owner,
All warranty repairs reimbursable under The Toro Promise
must be performed by an Authorized TORO Service Dealer
using Toro approved replacement parts.
Repairs or attempted repairs by anyone other than an Au-
thorized TORO Service Account are not reimbursable under
The Toro Promise. In addition, these unauthorized repair
attempts may result in additional malfunctions, the cor-
rection of which is not covered by warranty,
THE TORO COMPANY IS NOT LIABLE FOR INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN
CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE PRODUCT IN-
CLUDING ANY COST OR EXPENSE OF PROVIDING
SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE DURING
PERIODS OF MALFUNCTION OR NON-USE.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not
apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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