Toro 32" Recycler Kit Installation guide
FORM NO. 3317-327 Rev. B MODEL NO. 59167 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS RECYCLER" KIT Ч FOR 32” SINGLE BLADE MOWERS 1982 AND NEWER Since this instruction sheet covers only a small portion of the information necessary to maintain and operate 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 re- moved 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 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 Au- thorized 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 Recycler® Kit is removed. DO NOT REMOVE DEFLECTOR NUT FROM MOWER HOUSING. Figure 2 1. Blade 2. Blade bolt & washer 3. Blade stiffener Figure 3 3. Hex head capscrew 4. Flat washer (2) 5. Lock nut 1. Deck baffle 2. Deflector nut 9 The TORO Company — 1995 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS INSTALL KICKERS Make sure underside of mower deck is clean before installing kickers. If the underside of the deck is dirty, it will be difficult to achieve proper kicker alignment. The four steel kickers are identical. All of the kicker capscrews are the same length except for one. The extra long capscrew is 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 discharge area. Position the kicker as shown in (Fig. 4), align- ing holes in kicker with holes in deck. The capscrew securing the deck baffle was removed from one of the holes. 2. Install, in sequence, the long capscrew, flat washer and lock nut in first kicker hole as shown in (Fig. 4). Note: A wingnut will be placed on the long capscrew to secure the discharge cover to the deck. Refer to Install Discharge Cover, page 5. 3. Insert a short capscrew in remaining kicker hole And secure to deck with lock nut. 4. Align the remaining three kickers with holes in deck and secure in place with short capscrews and lock nuts (Fig. 5). | IMPORTANT: When mounting front kicker in lawn tractor mower, do not use holes (if present) to the right (discharge opening side) of mower center line. POTENTIAL HAZARD * With kicker installed right of mower center line, belt idler may not properly disengage, allowing blade to continue rotating after blade control (PTO) is disengaged. WHAT CAN HAPPEN * Contact with rotating blade and thrown debris will cause injury or death. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD * Do not mount front kicker using holes (if present) to the right (discharge opening side) of mower center line. | * Drill holes to mount front kicker to the left of mower center line (as viewed from operator’s position). Figure 4 (Bottom View) 2. Short capscrew & locknut 1. Long capscrew, washer, locknut & wingnhut Do not use these holes >< if present dr 1636 Figure 5 (Bottom View) 1. Kickers ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS MARK AND DRILL HOLES (if required) If holes for kicker mounting are required, use kickers as a template for drilling holes in mower. 1. Position first rear kicker on underside of mower deck so flat edge is aligned with embossed surface of deck and bent edge is firmly against mower deck wall (Fig. 6). 2. Position second rear kicker so point of kicker aligns with embossed surface of mower deck and bent edge is firmly against mower deck wall (Fig. 6). 3. Position third front kicker so point of kicker aligns with embossed surface of mower deck and bent edge is firmly against mower deck wall (Fig. 6). 4. Clamp kickers firmly against mower and drill 11/32" (.343) dia. holes in mower. Do not use these holes if present 1636 Figure 6 (Bottom View) 3. Third front kicker 4. Embossed deck surface 1. First rear kicker 2. Second rear kicker INSTALL DECK RING The four deck ring pieces are identical. When instal- ling deck ring, begin with the rim hole in the center of the discharge area and continue installing pieces in a counterclockwise direction around rim of deck. Make sure all capscrew heads are positioned down- ward. 1. Align holes in first two deck ring pieces with rim hole in center of discharge area (Fig. 7). Secure 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 lock nuts (Fig. 7). 409 Figure 7 1. Deck ring 2. Capscrew 3. Locknut ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS INSTALL SPACERS If the blade contacts the kickers (2) spacers (Part No. 82—4740) provided with the Recycler® Kit can be installed to lower the blade assembly. 1. Remove lock nut and washer securing drive pulley on spindle (Fig. 8). 2. Remove drive pulley from spindle. 3. Slide spindle out of spindle housing. 4. Remove (8) hex head cap screws and lock nuts securing spindle housing to deck (Fig. 8). 5. Align holes in (2) spacers with holes in spindle housing. 6. Secure spacers and spindle housing to deck with (8) hex head cap screws and lock nuts (Fig. 8). 7. Reinstall spindle and drive pulley assembly. INSTALL NEW RECYCLER® 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 stiffener (if one was on unit), washer and blade bolt (Fig. 10). Tighten blade bolt to 50 ft—Ibs. 415 | Figure 9 1. Blade 2. Lock nut 3. Anti-scalp cup P= 0 447 Figure 8 1. Lock nut 5 Spacer 2. Washer 6. Spindie housing 3. Drive pulley 7. Spindle 4. Hex head cap screw Figure 10 1. Blade 2. Blade bolt & washer 3. Blade stiffener Note: For best performance Recycler® blade must be installed. ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS ProLine 32” Mid-Size (Model 30133 only) INSTALL DISCHARGE COVER In certain rough ground conditions, the installation of 1. Lift grass deflector and slide plastic discharge the Recycler® Kit on the ProLine 32” mid-size mower cover into front hinge (Fig. 12). model 30133 may result in the blade contacting the kickers. A thick stiffener/spacer must be ordered 2. Slide hinge pin through hinge (Fig. 12). (Part No: 82-4770) to lower the blade assembly 3. Secure cover to deck with wing nut (Fig. 12). Fig. 11). (Fig ) 4. If any interference between the plastic discharge 1. Discard the (2) spacers (Part No. 82—4740) pro- cover and the welded hinge on deck occurs, trim vided with the Recycler™ Kit. approx. 1/8” off the top of the bottom plastic tab on 2. Remove (2) blade bolts, (2) washers. anti-scalp discharge cover (Fig. 12). cup and blade (Fig. 11). 3. Install the new blade stiffener/spacer before re- installing the blade, anti-scalp cup, (2) washers and (2) blade bolts (Fig. 11). “€ = | o \ © \ Figure 12 O 1. Grass deflector 3. Hinge pin 2. Discharge cover 4. Wing nut 5. Trim approx. 1/8” off this area if necessary © | \ N Ÿ 7 À № (С E N 758 Figure 11 INSTALL DECAL (optional) > Washer 2) 5. stiffener/spacer 1. Thoroughly clean left side of deck with a soap 3. Anti-scalp cup and water solution. | NOTE: Deck must be dry before installing decal. 2. Install decal (Fig. 13). TIC. ><. DN Es TN. Liz N De ES \ face 7 = —| - ET 1 - - . Zo Ц — ———— 407 Figure 13 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 tear- ing 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 in- creases 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 (Ciean any residue from the underside of the mower housing and kickers after each use. If residue is allowed to build up in mower housing and on kick- ers, cutting performance may be unsatisfactory. 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 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. If side discharging, direct grass clip- pings toward area that was cut previously. Stop for- ward movement occasionally to allow discharge area to clear itself. Cutting too much grass may clog the mower housing and discharge area. If mower hous- ing does clog, shut engine off, disengage blade and remove the obstruction with a stick. A DANGER 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 posi- tion. 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 |[fthe grass is ever allowed to grow slightly long- er 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. ® |n 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 |fthe cutting width of the deck is wider than the mowing deck previously used, raise height-of-cut setting one notch to ensure undulations i 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 to- tally 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, oper- ate unit at a slower ground speed and stop forward travel 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 proce- dure 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, disengage mow- er and rotate ignition key to OFF. e MOW AT PROPER INTERVALS—Under most normal conditions you'll need to mow approximately every 4—5 days. But remember, grass grows at dif- ferent rates at different times. This means that in or- der to maintain the same height—of—cut, which is a good practice, you'll need to cut more frequently 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 discharge or use bagging attachment, remove the wing nut and hinge pin securing the discharge cover to the mower housing and remove the discharge cover. NEVER REMOVE THE GRASS DEFLECTOR FROM THE MOWER HOUSING. If the complete kit is removed, reinstall the deck baffle and high sail blade (Fig. 3). OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS A WARNING Never remove the grass deflector (Fig. 12) from the mower housing. If the discharge cover under the grass deflector is removed in order to side discharge or bag, the grass deflector routes discharged material down toward the turf. If the deflector is ever dam- aged, replace it. Without the deflector or complete grass catcher assembly mounted in place, discharged material could cause personal injury or blade contact could occur. The Recycler® Kit's special features reduce clipping size, thus decreasing amount of grass to be dis- posed 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 mow- ing, 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 de- composed 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 |[f there are more than five inches of leaves on lawn, raise the deck one or two notches higher. This makes it easier to feed leaves under mower deck. e If leaves are not cut up finely enough to be hid- den down in the grass, make a second pass 90° to the first pass. e |[f 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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