Toro 38" Recycler Mower User manual

Toro 38
 38 in. (96.5 cm) Recycler® Mower
600-Series 1179] Wheel Horse.
Recycler® Mower GR Tractors & Riding Mowers
PART NUMBER 810828R1
PRINTED IN U.S.A. 0391
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER
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MOWER INSTALLATION
ATTACH MOWER TO MACHINE
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IMPORTANT |
Before installation, check that all mower blade nuts
are tight:
Blade nut Torque 50ft. Ibs. (68 Nm) Min.
Check that front belt pulley and belt arm pivot hav
been lubricated. Use a pressure grease gun and #
multi-purpose lithium grease. See Maintenance sectio
for locations.
ÁN CAUTIONÁN
Sharp edges of mower blades can cut you durin
blade maintenance or adjustment. Use suitable co’
ering over cutting edges of blade to prevent bodi
harm.
long left side of tractor. Turn both 1
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Position mower a
wheels to the left at a 90° angie (Fig. 1
control lever in top slot of quadrant.
Position mower belt tensioning lever to inside of mower.
Place drive belt over top of front drive pulley.
e. Front pulley must pass
(Fig. 2).
Slide mower under machin
between front Attach-A-Matic hitch and front shield
ach-A-Matic hitches (Fig. 3), push
Open right and left Att
mower height
release buttons in and lower handles. Lower
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Raise left and right front
control lever all the way down.
e handles and be
mower attaching arms into hitches. Rais
sure they lock in raised position.
Locate two hanger rod assemblies (Fig. 4). Insert mower
hanger rods into left and right front holes of machine frame.
Install spacers and trunnions on rods with nuts. Tighten nuts
until nut ends are flush with rod.
Install trunnion on mower lift arms using hairpin cotters
(Fig. 5). Adjust left and right nuts to obtain 2 3/4" from
machine frame to bottom of trunnions.
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Install mower drive belt and level mower as described
under “INSTALL DRIVE BELT" and “LEVEL MOWER".
INSTALL DRIVE BELT
Lower height control lever all the way down (Fig.6).
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FIG. 6 Lower Height Control Lever
Move belt tens
Position drive belt on top groove of front pulle
spindle belt is on lower pulley.
ion handle to center of mower (Fig. 7).
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Install Belt on PTO Pulley (Fig. 8).
of mower in operate
Move belt tension lever 10 outside
level as neces-
position (Fig. 9). Check and adjust mower
sary.
MOWER REMOVAL
Remove drive belt by revers
ing procedures under “IN-
STALL DRIVE BELT" section of this manual.
Lower mower all the way down and remove left and right
hanger rod trunnions from mower (Fig. 10).
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FIG. 10 Rear Mower Mounting
Open left and right front Attach-A-Matic hitches (Fig. 11). 1. Engine being operated at less than full throttle.
Raise lift lever into top cutting height. Remove attaching 2. Dull blades or underside of mower deck clogged with
arms from hitches and move belt tension lever to outside of matted grass.
mower. Turn wheels to the left 90° and remove mower from 3. Ground speed too high for conditions - adjust speed as
left side of machine. necessary.
4. Streaking on turns indicates turns are being made too
sharply.
5. |f blades have been sharpened a number of times, they
may be too short to "overlap' each other and must be
replaced.
MOWER DECK
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FIG. 11 Front Mower Mounting
LEVEL MOWER
Position tractor on a level surface and adjust front tire
pressure to 8 PS| and rear tires pressure to 8 PSI.
Adjust left and right hanger rod nuts to obtain 2 3/4 inches
from frame to bottom of trunnions (Fig. 12). Place front
wheels in forward operating position and place mower h he i
control in 4th notch from top.
Adjust side-to-side mower level:
1. Turn each outside mower blade side-to-side.
> Measure outside end of each side blade tip and ¿
either right or left lift rod adjustment nut to obtain | #3
distances from surface to blade tips (Figs. 13 & 14).
Adjust front-to-back mower level:
1. Turn mower blades front-to-back. es
> Measure blade tips and adjust hanger rods evenlysi
distance from surface to front and rear of blade tips are E
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OPERATION
IMPORTANT
Every time mower is instal
eration of PTO clutch and brake. Adjustment
is covered in machine Operator's Manual.
led, check for proper op-
of PTO
A CAUTION À
Mower can be equipped with a rear grass bagger at-
tachment. Make sure steel discharge chute or
Recycler® discharge cover is in place whenever
bagger is removed.
A CAUTION À
To avoid loss of control, slow down when turning,
backing and changing direction. Look behind machine
to ensure area is clear before backing.
RECYCLER ® MOWER TIPS
RECYCLER® MOWER FEATURES
®mower has a new and completely different
lawn with bagged look without
Your Recycler
cutting concept. Itleaves your
bagging clippings.
Mower is equipped with special parts which increase ability
to cut and recut grass clippings, leaves, and other yard
debris into tiny particles which are injected down into the
grass.
TIPS FOR CUTTING GRASS
Follow these instructions for best cutting results and iawn
appearance:
1. Always use FAST (full) throttle when mowing.
2 Maintain sharp blades throughout the cutting season. A
sharp blade cuts cleanly and without tearing or shredding
grass blades like a dullblade. Tearing and shredding causes
grass to turn brown at edges which impairs growth and
increases susceptibility to diseases. About every 30 days,
remove wire from machine engine spark plug and check
cutter blade for sharpness. File down any nicks on blade to
restore its sharp edge.
3. Clean any residue from under side of mower deck and
kickers after each use. If residue is allowed to build up in
mower deck and on kickers, cutting performance may be
unsatisfactory.
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4. When Recycler® mower is used to cut a lawn for the first
time, remove about one inch or not more than one third of the
grass blades. When cutting grass over six inches tall, cut
twice to hide clippings down in grass.
5, If 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 grass at this setting. Next, cut
grass again using a lower normal setting. This method of
cutting long grass results in an even distribution of clippings
and an acceptable quality-of-cut.
6. In heat of summer, it is best to cut only about one third of
the grass blades. Cutting more than one third of grass off is
not recommended unless grass is sparse or itis late fallwhen
grass growth begins to slow down. Cutting grass down 10
thatch will reduce room to hide cut grass and will greatly
increase amount of loose clippings.
7. If cutting width of mower is wider than a mower previously
used, raise height-ot-cut setting one notch to ensure undu-
lations in turf are not cut too short.
8. Very long or ext
operating techniq
est position. Using slow sp
remely wet grass canbe cut, using specific
ues. Start by setting height-of-cut in high-
eed and maximumthrottle speed,
move mower into grass and cut a swath that is only half as
wide as mower deck. Slow fo rward movement occasionally
to allow mower deck to clear itself. Cutting too much grass
may clog mower deck. If mower deck does clog, disengage
PTO, move to cut grass, raise deck to transport position and
engage PTO to clear mower. Lower deck and move slowly
over clumps to disperse. If cutting with side discharge chute
installed, direct grass clippings toward area that was cut
previously.
MOWING IN EXTREME CONDITIONS
Even with the Recycler®mower, you may encounter condi-
tions where itis not possible to incorporate all grass clippings
or leaves into grass.
Air is required to cut and recut grass clippings in mower
deck. It also takes extra power to recut excess clippings
trapped under deck. Do not set height-of-cut too low or
totally surround mower deck by uncut grass after initial cut.
Always try to have one side of mower deck free from uncut
grass, allowing air to be drawn into mower deck. When
making an initial cut thru center of uncut area, operate
machine at a slower speed and back up if mower starts to
clog. It also may be advisable to convert Recycler mower
to side discharge or complete bagger assembly.
STOPPING MACHINE WHEN MOWING
If forward motion of machine has to be stopped while
cutting, a clump of grass clippings may be deposited on lawn.
Follow this procedure for stopping machine while cutting:
1. With blade engaged, move onto a previously cut area.
2. Move throttle control lever to SLOW position, stop motion
of machine, disengage PTO and rotate ignition key to OFF on mower deck. Start retainer rod into front part of discharge
position. chute. Position spring in center slot of discharge chute with
long end inward and small end resting on top of
MOW AT PROPER INTERVALS Recycler discharge chute. Slide retainer rod through center
of spring. HOOK spring on end of retainer rod 10 hold it in
Under most normal conditions you need to mow approxi- place. Discharge chute should be spring loaded when in
mately every 4-5 days. However, grass grows at different down position.
rates at different times. This means that in order to maintain
same height-of-cut, which is a good practice, your need to To convert back to à Recycler® mower, reinstall
cut more frequently in early spring; as grass growth rate Recyclef® discharge cover (Fig. 15). Make sure bottom of
slows in mid summer, cut only every 8-10 days. If you are discharge cover Is locked inside mower deck.
unable to mow for an extended period due to weather uma TND
conditions or other reasons, mow first with height-of-cut at : E BO BE 7
higher level; then MOW again 2-3 days later with a normei Za e
height setting.
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Alternate mowing direction. This helps dispense clippings
over lawn for even fertilization.
TIPS FOR CUTTING LEAVES
Inthe fall, you can cut your leaves up into finely cut рай!с!®5
and inject particles down into grass. When spring arrivé. KO + a
leaf particies will have decomposed and restored valuatie — “Ur
nutrients into soil.
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When cutting is complete, always be sure that 50% of lawn FIG. 15 Recycler®
shows through finely cut leaf cover. This may requireons 4 # EE as
more passes over leaves. ; :
Discharge Cover
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If there are more than five inches of leaves On lawn, raise
mower one or two settings higher, This makes it easier se
feed leaves under mower deck.
If leaves are not cut up finely enough to be hidden dow it
grass, make a second pass 90° to first pass.
If you cut up a lot of oak leaves, you may want to add ms
to your grass in the spring, Lime reduces acidity 0: GRE
leaves.
SIDE DISCHARGING OR BAGGING FIG. 16 Side Discharge Chuia
/\ CAUTION A BAGGER USAGE
Never mow grass without side discharge chute,
Recycler? discharge cover or complete bagger in-
stalled. If Recycler ® discharge cover is removed
from mower to side discharge or bag clippings,
grass discharge chute or bagger elbow should be
installed to route grass down toward ground or into
bagger. If discharge chute, Recycler® discharge
cover or bagger elbow become damaged, replace
them. Without discharge chute, Recycler® dis-
charge cover or complete bagger installed, discharged
material could cause personal injury or blade con-
tact could occur.
The Recycler® mower's special features reduce clipping
size, thus decreasing amount of grass to be disposed of and
number of times bagger will have to emptied. To bag grass,
remove discharge cover and retain parts for reinstallation of
discharge cover. Install complete bagger as outlined in
bagger Operator's Manual.
To convert back to a Recycler® mower, reinstall discharge
cover (Fig. 15). Make sure bottom of discharge cover is
locked inside mower deck.
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
SIDE DISCHARGE USAGE
LUBRICATION
To use as a side discharge mower, remove
discharge cover (Fig. 15). Locate supplied side discharge Front belt pulley spindle bearings and belt tension arm pivot
chute and spring (Fig. 16). Position rodin front clip should be lubricated at 50 operating hour intervals (Figs. 17
& 18). Use a pressure type grease gun and #2 multi-purpose
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lithium grease.
Four to six pumps of a hand type grease gun will usually fill
pulley after 50 hours use. Grease fittings are conveniently
located at center of pulley.
Lubricate pivoting arms and levers at 25 hour intervals with
light machine oil applied directly to wear surfaces. Anti-scalp
rollers should NOT be lubricated.
BLADE MAINTENANCE
ÁN CAUTION AN
Sharp edges of mower blades can cut you during
blade maintenance or adjustment. Use suitable
covering over cutting edges of blade to prevent
bodily harm.
To obtain optimum mowing results, mower blades should
be kept sharp and well balanced. To sharpen blades, remove
mower from machine and invert mower. Secure blade and
remove locknut, anti-scalp cup and blade. A short piece of 2"
x 4" block of wood may be placed between side of mower
deck and blade to “lock” it in position while removing attach-
ing hardware.
File or grind blades evenly. Take care to retain angle of
original cutting edge. Blade balance can be checked on an
inexpensive blade balancer, available at most hardware
stores.
Reinstall blades with lift area (tured up section) facing
mower deck. Tighten blade attaching nuts to a torque at
50 ft. Ibs. (68 Nm) Min.
Reinstall mower on machine.
UNDERSIDE CLEANING
It is of vital importance to clean underside of mower deck
frequently. Accumulation of matted clippings seriously im-
pairs mower’s ability to "lift" grass blades into cutting position
and discharge clippings evenly. Matted grass clogging
underside of mower is often times a cause of uneven cutting.
MOWER DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
Remove drive belt by reversing procedures under “IN-
STALL DRIVE BELT" section of this manual.
Be sure to purchase genuine Toro Wheel Horse belts for
replacement purposes as these belts are designed specifi-
cally for each application.
Install new drive belt as outlined under “INSTALL DRIVE
BELT” section of this manual.
SPINDLE BELT REPLACEMENT
Remove mower from machine. Note routing of belt, puil on
idler pulley to relieve belt tension and remove spindle belt.
Check to be sure all pulleys work freely. Install new Toro
Wheel Horse belt.
Reinstall mower on machine.
GENERAL CARE AND STORAGE
Top of mower deck should be washed with a garden hose
after each use. A mild automotive detergent may be used to
remove stubborn dirt. After washing, allow mower to dry,
then start machine and engage mower for approximately
one minute to remove excess water from belts and pulleys.
Touch-up painted surfaces with a fresh coat of “Toro Wheel
Horse Red" paint, available from your authorized Dealer in
aerosol cans.
Store mower in a clean, dry place or protect it with a
weather-proof cover when stored outdoors.
A separate parts manual for your Toro Wheel Horse attachment can be
obtained by Co mpleting the attached form below. You will receive an invoice with
manual.
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