Toro 32" Recycler Kit Installation guide

Toro 32
FORM NO. 3317-327 Rev. B
MODEL NO. 59167
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.
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.
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.
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®
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
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
* 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.
* Contact with rotating blade and thrown
debris will cause injury or death.
* 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 &
1. Long capscrew,
washer, locknut & wingnhut
Do not use
these holes ><
if present
Figure 5 (Bottom View)
1. Kickers
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
Figure 6 (Bottom View)
3. Third front kicker
4. Embossed deck surface
1. First rear kicker
2. Second rear kicker
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-
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).
Figure 7
1. Deck ring 2. Capscrew 3. Locknut
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
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.
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.
| Figure 9
1. Blade 2. Lock nut 3. Anti-scalp cup
P= 0
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.
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).
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Figure 12
1. Grass deflector 3. Hinge pin
2. Discharge cover 4. Wing nut
5. Trim approx. 1/8” off this area if necessary
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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).
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1. Decal
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.
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.
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
B. Raise deck one or two height—of—cut settings
While moving unit forward and with deck in op-
C. Depress clutch and brake pedals, move throttle
- control lever to SLOW position, disengage mow-
er and rotate ignition key to OFF.
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.
discharge or use bagging attachment, remove the
wing nut and hinge pin securing the discharge cover
to the mower housing and remove the discharge
FROM THE MOWER HOUSING. If the complete kit
is removed, reinstall the deck baffle and high sail
blade (Fig. 3).
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
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.
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
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
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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