Toro 32" Recycler Kit Installation guide

Toro 32
FORM NO. 3314-556
MODEL NO. 59167
INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
RECYCLER" KIT
FOR ALL TORO? 32” SINGLE BLADE DECKS
Since this instruction sheet covers only a small portion of the information necessary to maintain and oper-
ate your unit, we suggest that you keep this material with your Operator's Manual so that both may be
referred to for instructions concerning safe operation and proper maintenance procedures.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: Make sure engine is shut off and wire is
removed from spark plug. Remove the cutting
deck and all bagging attachments from unit as
instructed in operator's manual.
REMOVE OLD BLADE
1. Use a rag or thickly padded glove to hold old
blade. Depending on your unit's blade assembly,
remove lock nut, anti-scalp cup, and blade
(Fig. 1) or blade bolt, washer, blade stiffener, and
blade (Fig. 2).
Figure 1
1. Blade 2. Lock nut
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2. Blade bolt & washer
3. Anti-scalp cup
1. Blade 3, Blade stiffener
NOTE: Since blade fasteners are tightened at the
factory, it may be difficult to remove them. If the
blade bolt or nut cannot be removed, contact an
Authorized TORO Service Dealer for assistance.
REMOVE DECK BAFFLE
1. Remove (2) capscrews, washers and lock nuts
securing baffle to underside of mower housing
(Fig. 3).
2. Remove baffle; retain for future use if Recycl-
er® Kit is removed. DO NOT REMOVE DEFLECTOR
NUT FROM MOWER HOUSING.
Figure 3
3. Hex head capscrew
4, Flat washer (2)
5, Lock nut
1. Deck baffle
2. Deflector nut
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
MARK AND DRILL HOLES
Two of the four sets of kicker holes are already in
the mower deck (Fig. 4).
Holes for the rear kickers will need to be marked
and drilled (Fig. 4). Use the kickers as templates
for marking holes. All of the kickers are identical
so it does not matter which one is used as a tem-
plate.
Make sure underside of mower deck is clean be-
fore marking holes or installing kickers. If the un-
derside of the deck is dirty, it will be difficult to
see punch marks.
Figure 4
1. Holes already in mower 2. Holes to be drilled in
deck mower deck
When marking holes, hold kicker firmly against
mower deck, and use a center punch to mark
hole locations.
1. Position first rear kicker on underside of mow-
er deck so flat edge is aligned with embossed
surface of deck and bent edge is firmly against
mower deck wall as shown in Figure 5.
2. Mark hole locations with punch and remove
kicker.
3. Position a kicker in second rear kicker position
so point of kicker aligns with embossed surface of
mower deck and bent edge is firmly against mow-
er deck wall as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5
1. First rear kicker 3. Embossed deck surface
2. Second rear kicker
4. Mark hole locations with punch and remove
Kicker.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT DRILL THROUGH HOLES
IN KICKERS AS KICKER DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.
5. Using a sharp drill bit, drill 11/32” (.343) dia.
holes in deck. Drill must be sharp to prevent it
from walking.
INSTALL KICKERS
The four steel kickers are identical. All of the kick-
er capscrews are the same length except for one
extra long capscrew used to install the kicker near
the discharge area. When installing kickers, insert
capscrews from the underside of the deck.
1. Begin by installing the kicker near the dis-
charge area. This Kicker location uses an existing
pair of holes. The capscrew securing the deck
baffle was removed from one of the holes.
2. Position the kicker as shown in Figure 6, align-
ing holes in kicker with holes in deck.
3. Install, in sequence, the long capscrew, flat
washer and locknut in first kicker hole as shown in
Figure 6.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Figure 6
1. Long capscrew, 2. Short capscrew &
washer, locknut & wingnut locknut
Note: A wingnut will be placed on the long
capscrew to secure the discharge cover to the
deck. Refer to Install Discharge Cover, page 4.
4. Insert a short capscrew in remaining kicker
hole and secure to deck with locknut.
5. Align the remaining three kickers with holes in
deck and secure in place with short capscrews
and locknuts (Fig. 7).
center of the discharge area and continue install-
ing pieces in a counterclockwise direction around
rim of deck. Make sure all capscrew heads are
positioned downward.
1. Align holes in first two deck ring pieces with
rim hole in center of discharge area (Fig. 8). Se-
cure ring pieces to deck with capscrew and lock-
nut.
2. Continue securing deck ring pieces to deck in
a counterclockwise direction using remaining (7)
capscrews and locknuts (Fig. 8).
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Figure 8
1. Deck ring 2. Capscrew 3. Locknut
INSTALL NEW BLADE
1. Depending on your unit, install in sequence the
new blade, anti-scalp cup (if one was on unit),
and lock nut (Fig. 9) or the new blade, blade stiff-
ener (if one was on unit), washer and blade bolt
(Fig. 10). Tighten blade bolt to 50 ft-Ibs.
Figure 7
1. Kickers
INSTALL DECK RING
The four deck ring pieces are identical, When in-
stalling deck ring, begin with the rim hole in the
Figure 9
1. Blade 2, Lock nut 3. Anti-scalp cup
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
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Figure 10
1. Blade 22. Blade bolt & washer 3. Blade stiffener
INSTALL DISCHARGE COVER
1. Lift grass deflector and slide plastic discharge
cover into front hinge (Fig. 11).
2. Slide hinge pin through hinge (Fig. 11).
3. Secure cover to deck with wing nut (Fig. 11).
Figure 11
1. Grass deflector
2. Discharge cover
3. Hinge pin
4. Wing nut
INSTALL DECAL (optional)
1. Thoroughly clean left side of deck with a soap
and water solution.
NOTE: Deck must be dry before installing decal.
2. Install decal (Fig. 12).
Figure 12
1. Decal
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TIPS FOR CUTTING GRASS
Even with the Recycler® Kit, you may encounter
conditions where it is not possible to incorporate
all of the grass clippings or leaves all of the time
into the grass. Follow these instructions for the
best cutting results and lawn appearance:
e Always use FAST (full) throttle when mowing.
e Maintain a sharp blade throughout the cutting
season. A sharp blade cuts cleanly and without
tearing or shredding the grass blades like a dull
blade. Tearing and shredding causes the grass to
turn brown at the edges which impairs growth and
increases susceptibility to diseases. About every
30 days, remove the wire from the spark plug and
check the cutter blade for sharpness. File down
any nicks on blade to restore its sharp edge.
e Clean any residue from the underside of the
mower housing and kickers after each use. If resi-
due is allowed to build up in mower housing and
on kickers, cutting performance may be unsatis-
factory.
e 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 posi-
tion. 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. If side dis-
charging, direct grass clippings toward area that
was cut previously. Stop forward movement occa-
sionally to allow discharge area to clear itself. Cut-
ting too much grass may clog the mower housing
and discharge area. If mower housing does clog,
shut engine off, disengage blade and remove the
obstruction with a stick.
Before removing any obstruction from mower
housing, move blade control into DISENGAGE
detent, depress clutch and brake pedals,
shift into neutral and turn ignition key to OFF
position. Remove wire from spark plug to
prevent the possibility of accidental starting.
e When the Recycler® deck is used to cut a lawn
for the first time, cut grass slightly longer than
normal to ensure that cutting height 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. When cutting grass
over six inches tall, you may want to cut the lawn
twice to hide clippings down in the grass.
e 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.
e In the heat of the summer, it is best to cut
only about 1/3 of the grass blade. Cutting below
the 3rd height-of-cut setting is not recommended
unless grass is sparse or it is late fall when grass
growth begins to slow down.
e |[f the cutting width of the deck is wider than
the mowing deck previously used, raise height-of-
cut setting one notch to ensure undulations in turf
are not cut too short.
e MOWING IN EXTREME CONDITIONS—AIr is re-
quired to cut and recut grass clippings in mower
housing, so do not set height-of-cut too low or
totally surround housing by uncut grass. Always try
to have one side of the mower housing free from
uncut grass, allowing air to be drawn into housing.
When making an initial cut thru center of uncut
area, operate unit at a slower ground speed and
back up if mower housing starts to clog.
e STOPPING UNIT—If forward motion of unit has
to be stopped while cutting, a clump of grass clip-
pings may be deposited on lawn. Follow this pro-
cedure for stopping while cutting:
A. With blade engaged, move onto a previously
cut area.
B. Raise deck one or two height-of-cut settings
while moving unit forward and with deck in op-
eration.
C. Depress clutch and brake pedals, move
throttle control lever to SLOW position, disen-
gage mower and rotate ignition key to OFF.
e MOW AT PROPER INTERVALS—Under most nor-
mal conditions you'll need to mow approximately
every 4-5 days. But remember, grass grows at
different rates at different times. This means that
in order to maintain the same height-of-cut, which
is a good practice, you'll need to cut more fre-
quently in early spring; as the grass growth rate
slows in mid summer, cut only every 8-10 days. If
you are unable to mow for an extended period due
to weather conditions or other reasons, mow first
with the height-of-cut at a high level; then mow
again 2-3 days later with a lower height setting.
e Alternate mowing direction. This helps disperse
clippings over lawn for even fertilization.
e SIDE DISCHARGING OR BAGGING—To side dis-
charge or use bagging attachment, remove the
wing nut and hinge pin securing the discharge
cover to the mower housing and remove the dis-
charge cover. NEVER REMOVE THE GRASS DE-
FLECTOR FROM THE MOWER HOUSING. If the
complete kit is removed, reinstall the deck baffle
(Fig: 3).
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Never remove the grass deflector (Fig. 11)
from the mower housing. If the discharge cov-
er under the grass deflector is removed in or-
der to side discharge or bag, the grass deflec-
tor routes discharged material down toward
the turf. If the deflector is ever damaged, re-
place it. Without the deflector or complete
grass catcher assembly mounted in place,
discharged material could cause personal in-
jury or blade contact could occur.
The Recycler® Kit's special features reduce clip-
ping size, thus decreasing amount of grass to be
disposed of and number of times bagger will have
to be emptied.
Note: When bagger is full, mower will begin to
inject clippings down into the grass.
If the lawn appearance is not satisfactory after
mowing, try one of the following:
e Sharpen the blade.
e Raise the height-of-cut setting on your mower,
e Cut your grass more frequently.
e Overlap cutting swaths instead of cutting a full
swath with each pass.
e Mow across the marginal areas a second time.
TIPS FOR CUTTING LEAVES
In the fall, you can cut your leaves up into finely
cut particles and inject the particles down into the
grass. When spring arrives, the leaf particles will
have decomposed and restored valuable nutrients
to the soil.
e When cutting is complete, always be sure that
50% of the lawn shows through the finely cut leaf
cover. This may require one or more passes over
the leaves.
e If there are more than five inches of leaves
on lawn, raise the deck one or two notches high-
er. This makes it easier to feed leaves under
mower deck.
e If leaves are not cut up finely enough to be
hidden down in the grass, make a second pass
90° to the first pass.
e If you cut up a lot of oak leaves, you might
want to add lime to your grass in the spring. Lime
reduces the acidity of oak leaves.
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