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Form No. 3413-560 Rev A

TimeCutter MX 4250, MX5050, MX 6050, or SS 5425 Riding Mower Model No. 74741Serial No. 400000000 and Up Model No. 74760Serial No. 400000000 and Up Model No. 74771Serial No. 400000000 and Up Model No. 74777Serial No. 400000000 and Up

Register at www.Toro.com. Original Instructions (EN) *3413-560* A

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WARNING CALIFORNIA

Proposition 65 Warning This product contains a chemical or chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer,

birth defects, or reproductive harm. The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects,

or other reproductive harm.

This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002

It is a violation of California Public Resource Code Section 4442 or 4443 to use or operate the engine on any forest-covered, brush-covered, or grass-covered land unless the engine is equipped with a spark arrester, as defined in Section 4442, maintained in effective working order or the engine is constructed, equipped, and maintained for the prevention of fire.

Gross Horsepower

The gross or net horsepower of this engine was laboratory rated by the engine manufacturer in accordance with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1940. As configured to meet safety, emission, and operating requirements, the actual engine torque on this class of mower will be significantly lower.

Go to www.Toro.com to view specifications on your mower model.

Important: If you are using a machine with a Toro engine above 1500 m (5,000 ft) for a continuous period, ensure that the High Altitude Kit has been installed so that the engine meets CARB/EPA emission regulations. The High Altitude Kit increases engine performance while preventing spark-plug fouling, hard starting, and increased emissions. Once you have installed the kit, attach the high-altitude label next to the serial decal on the machine. Contact any Authorized Toro Service Dealer to obtain the proper High Altitude Kit and high-altitude label for your machine. To locate a dealer convenient to you, access our website at www.Toro.com or contact our Toro Customer Care Department at the number(s) listed in your Emission Control Warranty Statement. Remove the kit from the engine and restore the engine to its original factory configuration when running the engine under 1500 m (5,000 ft). Do not operate an engine that has been converted for high-altitude use at lower altitudes; otherwise, you could overheat and damage the engine. If you are unsure whether or not your machine has been converted for high-altitude use, look for the following label.

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Introduction This machine is a ride-on, rotary-blade lawn mower intended to be used by homeowners in residential applications. It is primarily designed for cutting grass on well-maintained lawns. It is not designed for cutting brush, mowing grass and other growth alongside highways, or for agricultural uses.

Read this information carefully to learn how to operate and maintain your product properly and to avoid injury and product damage. You are responsible for operating the product properly and safely.

You may contact Toro directly at www.Toro.com for product safety and operation training materials, accessory information, help finding a dealer, or to register your product.

Whenever you need service, genuine Toro parts, or additional information, contact an Authorized Service Dealer or Toro Customer Service and have the model and serial numbers of your product ready. Figure 1 identifies the location of the model and serial numbers on the product. Write the numbers in the space provided.

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Figure 1 Under the seat

1. Model and serial number plate

Write the product model and serial numbers in the space below:

2017The Toro Company 8111 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420 2

Contact us at www.Toro.com. Printed in the USA All Rights Reserved

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Model No.

Serial No.

This manual identifies potential hazards and has safety messages identified by the safety-alert symbol (Figure 2), which signals a hazard that may cause serious injury or death if you do not follow the recommended precautions.

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1. Safety-alert symbol.

This manual uses 2 words to highlight information. Important calls attention to special mechanical information and Note emphasizes general information worthy of special attention.

Contents Safety ........................................................................... 4

General Safety......................................................... 4 Slope Indicator ....................................................... 5 Safety and Instructional Decals ................................. 6

Product Overview .........................................................14 Controls ...............................................................14

Before Operation ......................................................16 Before Operation Safety ..........................................16 Recommended Fuel................................................16 Using Stabilizer/Conditioner ...................................17 Filling the Fuel Tank ...............................................17 Checking the Engine-Oil Level .................................17 Breaking in a NewMachine......................................17 Think Safety First ...................................................17 Using the Safety-Interlock System.............................18 Positioning the Seat ................................................19 Adjusting theMotion-Control Levers ........................19

During Operation .....................................................20 During Operation Safety .........................................20 Operating the Mower Blade-Control Switch (PTO) ...............................................................21

Operating the Throttle ............................................21 Operating the Choke...............................................21 Operating the Ignition Switch ..................................22 Starting and Shutting Off the Engine.........................22 Using theMotion-Control Levers .............................23 Driving the Machine ...............................................23 Stopping the Machine .............................................24 Adjusting the Height of Cut .....................................25 Adjusting the Anti-Scalp Rollers ...............................25 Using the Side Discharge .........................................26 Using Attachments and Accessories ..........................26 Operating Tips ......................................................26

After Operation ........................................................27 After Operation Safety ............................................27 Pushing the Machine by Hand ..................................27 Transporting the Machine........................................27 Loading the Machine ..............................................28

Maintenance .................................................................30 RecommendedMaintenance Schedule(s) ......................30 Pre-Maintenance Procedures ......................................31 Maintenance and Storage Safety................................31 Raising the Seat ......................................................31

Lubrication ...............................................................32 Greasing the Bearings .............................................32

Engine Maintenance ..................................................32 Engine Safety.........................................................32 Servicing the Air Cleaner .........................................32 Servicing the Engine Oil..........................................33 Servicing the Spark Plug ..........................................36 Cleaning the Cooling System....................................37

Fuel SystemMaintenance ...........................................37 Replacing the In-Line Fuel Filter...............................37

Electrical SystemMaintenance ....................................38 Electrical System Safety...........................................38 Servicing the Battery...............................................38

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Servicing the Fuses .................................................40 Drive SystemMaintenance .........................................40 Checking the Tire Pressure ......................................40 Releasing the Electric Brake .....................................41

Mower Maintenance ...................................................41 Servicing the Cutting Blades.....................................41 Leveling the Mower Deck ........................................43 Removing the Mower Deck .....................................45 Installing the Mower ...............................................46 Replacing the Grass Deflector ..................................47 Replacing the Grass Deflector ..................................48

Mower Belt Maintenance ............................................49 Inspecting the Belts ................................................49 Replacing the Mower Belt ........................................49

Cleaning ...................................................................50 Washing the Underside of theMower ........................50

Storage ........................................................................51 Cleaning and Storage ..............................................51

Troubleshooting ...........................................................53 Schematics ...................................................................55

Safety This machine has been designed in accordance with ANSI B71.1-2012.

General Safety This product is capable of amputating hands and feet and of throwing objects. Always follow all safety instructions to avoid serious personal injury.

Using this product for purposes other than its intended use could prove dangerous to you and bystanders.

Read and understand the contents of this Operators Manual before you start the engine. Ensure that everyone using this product knows how to use it and understands the warnings.

Do not put your hands or feet near moving components of the machine.

Do not operate the machine without all guards and other safety protective devices in place and working on the machine.

Keep clear of any discharge opening. Keep bystanders a safe distance away from the machine.

Keep children out of the operating area. Never allow children to operate the machine.

Stop the machine and shut off the engine before servicing, fueling, or unclogging the machine.

Improperly using or maintaining this machine can result in injury. To reduce the potential for injury, comply with these safety instructions and always pay attention to the safety-alert symbol, which means Caution, Warning, or Dangerpersonal safety instruction. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury or death.

You can find additional items of safety information in their respective sections throughout this manual.

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Slope Indicator

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Figure 4 This page may be copied for personal use.

1. The maximum slope you can safely operate the machine on is 15 degrees. Use the slope chart to determine the degree of slope of hills before operating. Do not operate this machine on a slope greater than 15 degrees. Fold along the appropriate line to match the recommended slope.

2. Align this edge with a vertical surface, a tree, building, fence pole, etc. 3. Example of how to compare slope with folded edge

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Safety and Instructional Decals

Safety decals and instructions are easily visible to the operator and are located near any area of potential danger. Replace any decal that is damaged or missing.

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93-7009

1. Warningdo not operate the mower with the deflector up or removed; keep the deflector in place.

2. Cutting/dismemberment hazard of hand or foot, mower bladestay away from moving parts.

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99-3943 For Models with 50-inch, 54-inch, or 60-inch Mower Decks

1. Engine

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105-7015 For Models with 42-inch Decks

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136-5596 For Models with 60-inch Decks

1. Check the tire pressure every 25 operating hours.

4. Check the tire pressure every 25 operating hours.

2. Engine oil 5. Read the Operator's Manual before performing maintenance.

3. Check the tire pressure every 25 operating hours.

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106-8717 For Models with 42-inch, 50-inch, or 54-inch Mower Decks

1. Read the instructions before servicing or performing maintenance.

2. Check tire pressure every 25 operating hours. 3. Grease every 25 operating hours. 4. Engine

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136-9186 For Machines with a 60-inch Deck Only

1. Read the Operator's Manual before adding weight to the bucket.

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112-9840

1. Read the Operator's Manual.

3. Remove the ignition key and read the instructions before servicing or performing maintenance.

2. Height of cut

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1. Parking position 4. Neutral 2. Fast 5. Reverse 3. Slow

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119-8815

1. Parking position 4. Neutral 2. Fast 5. Reverse 3. Slow

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119-8870 For Models with 50-inch, 54-inch, or 60-inch Mower Decks

1. Height of cut

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119-8871 For Models with 42-inch Mower Decks

1. Height of cut

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121-2989

1. Bypass lever position for pushing the machine

2. Bypass lever position for operating the machine

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Manufacturer's Mark

1. Indicates the blade is identified as a part from the original machine manufacturer.

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Battery Symbols Some or all of these symbols are on your battery.

1. Explosion hazard 6. Keep bystanders a safe distance away from the battery.

2. No fire, open flame, or smoking

7. Wear eye protection; explosive gases can cause blindness and other injuries.

3. Caustic liquid/chemical burn hazard

8. Battery acid can cause blindness or severe burns.

4. Wear eye protection. 9. Flush eyes immediately with water and get medical help fast.

5. Read the Operator's Manual.

10. Contains lead; do not discard.

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131-1097

1. Oil drain

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132-0872

1. Thrown object hazardkeep bystanders away from the machine.

3. Severing hazard of hand or footkeep away from moving parts.

2. Thrown object hazard, raised baffledo not operate the machine with an open deck; use a bagger or a baffle.

4. Entanglement hazardkeep away from moving parts; keep all guards and shields in place.

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121-0772 For Models with 42-inch, 50-inch, or 60-inch Mower Decks

1. Fast 4. Choke 2. Continuous-variable setting 5. Power takeoff (PTO), Blade-control switch 3. Slow

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121-0773 Models with 54-inch Mower Deck

1. Fast 4. Choke 2. Continuous-variable setting 5. Power take-off (PTO), blade-control switch 3. Slow

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131-3947

1. Trimslow 3. Mowfast 2. Towmedium

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132-0869 For Models with 42-inch, 50-inch, or 54-inch Mower DecksThis machine complies with the industry standard stability test in the static lateral and longitudinal tests with the maximum recommended slope indicated on the decal. Review the instructions for operating the machine on slopes in the Operator's Manual and the conditions in which the machine is being operated to determine whether the machine can be operated in the conditions on that day and at that site. Changes in the terrain can result in a change in slope operation for the machine. If possible, keep the cutting units lowered to the ground while operating the machine on slopes. Raising the cutting units while operating on slopes can cause the machine to

become unstable.

1. Warningread the Operator's Manual.

3. Cutting hazard of hand, mower blade; pinching hazard of hand, beltkeep hands and feet away from moving parts; keep all guards and shields in place.

5. Ramp tipping hazardwhen loading onto a trailer, do not use dual ramps; only use a single ramp wide enough for the machine and that has an incline less than 15 degrees; back up the ramp (in reverse) and drive forward off the ramp.

7. Tipping hazard on slopesdo not use on slopes near open water; do not use on slopes greater than 15 degrees.

2. Warningbefore servicing, engage the parking brake, remove the key and the spark plug connection.

4. Thrown object hazardkeep bystanders away from the machine; remove debris from the area before mowing; keep the deflector shield down.

6. Bodily harm hazardno riders; look behind you when mowing in reverse.

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133-9255 Models with 60-inch Mower DeckThis machine complies with the industry standard stability test in the static lateral and longitudinal tests with the maximum recommended slope indicated on the decal. Review the instructions for operating the machine on slopes in the Operator's Manual and the conditions in which the machine is being operated to determine whether the machine can be operated in the conditions on that day and at that site. Changes in the terrain can result in a change in slope operation for the machine. If possible, keep the cutting units lowered to the ground while operating the machine on slopes. Raising the cutting units while operating on slopes can cause the machine to become unstable.

1. Warningread the Operator's Manual. 5. Tipping hazarddo not use on slopes near open water; do not use on slopes greater than 15.

2. Ramp hazarddo not use dual ramps when loading onto a trailer; use 1 ramp wide enough for the machine; use a ramp with a slope less than 15; back up the ramp when loading the machine and drive forward off the ramp when unloading.

6. Cutting and pinch hazardkeep away from moving parts; keep all guards and shields in place.

3. Thrown object hazardkeep bystanders a safe distance from the machine, pick up debris before operating, and keep the deflector shield down.

7. Warningbefore performing maintenance, read the Operator's Manual; engage the parking brake, remove the ignition key, and disconnect the spark plug.

4. Bodily harm hazarddo not carry passengers; look behind you when mowing in reverse.

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Product Overview

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1. Deflector 4. Height-of-cut lever 7. Footrest 10. Engine 2. Rear drive wheel 5. Operator seat 8. Fuel-tank cap 11. Engine guard 3. Motion-control levers 6. Smart Speed lever 9. Control panel 12. Front caster wheel

Controls Become familiar with all of the controls in Figure 5 and Figure 6 before you start the engine and operate the machine.

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Figure 6 Control panel

1. Throttle 3. Blade-control switch (power takeoff)

2. Choke 4. Ignition switch

Ignition Switch Use this switch to start the mower engine. It has 3 positions: START, RUN, and OFF.

Choke Control Use the choke to start a cold engine. Pull the choke knob up to engage it. Push the choke knob down to disengage it (Figure 6).

Throttle Control The throttle controls the engine speed, and it has a continuous-variable setting from the SLOW to FAST position (Figure 6).

Blade-Control Switch (Power Takeoff) The blade-control switch, represented by a power-takeoff (PTO) symbol, engages and disengages power to the mower blades (Figure 6).

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Motion-Control Levers Use the motion-control levers to drive the machine forward, reverse, and turn either direction.

Park Position Move the motion-control levers outward from the center to the PARK position when exiting the machine (Figure 21). Always position the motion-control levers into the PARK position when you stop the machine or leave it unattended.

Smart Speed Control System Lever The Smart Speed Control-System lever, located below the operating position, gives you a choice to drive the machine at 3 speed ranges trim, tow, and mow (Figure 24).

Fuel-Presence Window You can use the fuel window, located on the left side of the machine, to verify the presence of fuel in the tank (Figure 7).

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Figure 7

1. Fuel-presence window

Height-of-Cut Lever The height-of-cut lever works with the foot pedal to lock the deck in a specific cutting height. Adjust the height of cut only when the machine is not moving (Figure 5).

Hour Meter The hour meter records the number of hours when you are in the seat and the ignition switch is in the ON position (Figure 8).

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1. Hour meter location behind the seat

Attachments/Accessories A selection of Toro approved attachments and accessories is available for use with the machine to enhance and expand its capabilities. Contact your Authorized Service Dealer or Distributor or go to www.Toro.com for a list of all approved attachments and accessories.

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Operation Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.

Before Operation Before Operation Safety General Safety Never allow children or untrained people to operate or

service the machine. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator. The owner is responsible for training all operators and mechanics.

Become familiar with the safe operation of the equipment, operator controls, and safety signs.

Know how to stop the machine and shut off the engine quickly.

Check that operator-presence controls, safety switches, and shields are attached and functioning properly. Do not operate the machine unless they are functioning properly.

Before mowing, always inspect the machine to ensure that the blades, blade bolts, and cutting assemblies are in good working condition. Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts in sets to preserve balance.

Inspect the area where you will use the machine and remove all objects that the machine could throw.

Evaluate the terrain to determine the appropriate equipment and any attachments or accessories required to operate the machine properly and safely.

Fuel Safety To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme

care in handling fuel. Fuel vapors are flammable and explosive.

Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition.

Use only an approved fuel container.

Do not remove the fuel cap or add fuel to the fuel tank while the engine is running or while hot.

Do not refuel the machine indoors.

Do not store the machine or fuel container where there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light, such as on a water heater or on other appliances.

Do not fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground, away from your vehicle before filling.

Remove the equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it while it is on the ground. If this is not possible,

then refuel from a portable container rather than a fuel-dispenser nozzle.

Do not operate the machine without the entire exhaust system in place and in proper working condition.

Keep the fuel-dispenser nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.

If you spill fuel on your clothing, change your clothing immediately. Wipe up any fuel that spills.

Never overfill the fuel tank. Replace the fuel cap and tighten it securely.

Store fuel in an approved container and keep it out of the reach of children. Never buy more than a 30-day supply of fuel.

Do not fill the fuel tank completely full. Add fuel to the fuel tank until the level is 6 to 13 mm (1/4 to 1/2 inch) below the bottom of the filler neck. This empty space in the tank allows fuel to expand.

Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors.

Keep your face away from the nozzle and fuel tank opening.

Avoid contact with skin; wash off spills with soap and water.

Recommended Fuel For best results, use only clean, fresh (less than 30 days

old), unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 or higher ((R+M)/2 rating method).

Ethanol: Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol (gasohol) or 15% MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) by volume is acceptable. Ethanol and MTBE are not the same. Gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15) by volume is not approved for use. Never use gasoline that contains more than 10% ethanol by volume, such as E15 (contains 15% ethanol), E20 (contains 20% ethanol), or E85 (contains up to 85% ethanol). Using unapproved gasoline may cause performance problems and/or engine damage which may not be covered under warranty.

Do not use gasoline containing methanol.

Do not store fuel either in the fuel tank or fuel containers over the winter unless you use a fuel stabilizer.

Do not add oil to gasoline.

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Using Stabilizer/Conditioner Use a fuel stabilizer/conditioner in the machine to provide the following benefits: Keeps fuel fresh during storage of 90 days or less (drain

the fuel tank when storing the machine for more than 90 days)

Cleans the engine while it runs Eliminates gum-like varnish buildup in the fuel system,

which causes hard starting

Important: Do not use fuel additives containing methanol or ethanol.

Add the correct amount of fuel stabilizer/conditioner to the fuel.

Note: A fuel stabilizer/conditioner is most effective when mixed with fresh fuel. To minimize the chance of varnish deposits in the fuel system, use fuel stabilizer at all times.

Filling the Fuel Tank 1. Park the machine on a level surface. 2. Engage the parking brake. 3. Shut off the engine and remove the key. 4. Clean around the fuel-tank cap. 5. Fill the fuel tank to the bottom of the filler neck (Figure

9).

Note: Do not fill the fuel tank completely full. The empty space in the tank allows the fuel to expand.

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Checking the Engine-Oil Level Before you start the engine and use the machine, check the oil level in the engine crankcase; refer to Checking the Engine-Oil Level (page 17).

Breaking in a New Machine New engines take time to develop full power. Mower decks and drive systems have higher friction when new, placing additional load on the engine. Allow 40 to 50 hours of break-in time for new machines to develop full power and best performance.

Think Safety First Please read all safety instructions and symbols in the safety section. Knowing this information could help you or bystanders avoid injury.

DANGER Operating the machine on wet grass or steep slopes can cause sliding and loss of control.

Do not operate on slopes greater than 15 degrees.

Reduce speed and use extreme caution on slopes.

Do not operate the machine near water.

DANGER Wheels dropping over edges can cause rollovers, which may result in serious injury, death, or drowning.

Do not operate the machine near drop-offs.

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1. Safe Zoneuse the machine here on slopes less than 15 degrees or flat areas.

3. Water

2. Danger Zoneuse a walk-behind mower and/or a hand trimmer on slopes greater than 15 degrees, near drop-offs and water.

CAUTION This machine produces sound levels in excess of 85 dBA at the operators ear and can cause hearing loss through extended periods of exposure.

Wear hearing protection when operating this machine.

Use protective equipment for your eyes, ears, hands, feet, and head.

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1. Wear eye protection. 2. Wear hearing protection.

Using the Safety-Interlock System

WARNING If the safety-interlock switches are disconnected or damaged, the machine could operate unexpectedly, causing personal injury.

Do not tamper with the interlock switches.

Check the operation of the interlock switches daily and replace any damaged switches before operating the machine.

Understanding the Safety-Interlock System The safety-interlock system is designed to prevent the engine from starting unless:

The blade-control switch (PTO) is disengaged.

The motion-control levers are in the PARK position.

The safety-interlock system also is designed to shut off the engine whenever the control levers are out of the PARK position and you rise from the seat.

Testing the Safety-Interlock System Test the safety-interlock system before you use the machine each time. If the safety system does not operate as described below, have an Authorized Service Dealer repair the safety system immediately.

1. Sit on the seat, move the motion-control levers in the PARK position, and move the blade-control switch to the ON position. Try starting the engine; the engine should not crank.

2. Sit on the seat and move the blade-control switch to the OFF position. Move either motion-control lever to the center, unlocked position. Try starting the engine; the engine should not crank. Repeat with the other motion-control lever.

3. Sit on the seat, move the blade-control switch to the OFF position, and lock the motion-control levers in the PARK position. Start the engine. While the engine is running, engage the blade-control switch, and rise slightly from the seat; the engine should shut off.

4. Sit on the seat, move the blade-control switch to the OFF position, and lock the motion-control levers in the PARK position. Start the engine. While the engine is running, move the motion-control levers to the center, unlocked position, engage the blade-control switch, and rise slightly from the seat; the engine should shut off.

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Positioning the Seat The seat can move forward and backward. Position the seat where you have the best control of the machine and are most comfortable (Figure 12).

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Adjusting the Motion-Control Levers

Adjusting the Height You can adjust the motion-control levers higher or lower for maximum comfort (Figure 13).

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Adjusting the Tilt You can adjust the motion-control levers forward or rearward for your comfort.

1. Loosen the upper bolt holding the control lever to the control-arm shaft.

2. Loosen the lower bolt just enough to pivot the control lever forward or rearward (Figure 13).

3. Tighten both bolts to secure the control lever in the new position.

4. Repeat the adjustment for the other control lever.

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During Operation During Operation Safety General Safety The owner/operator can prevent and is responsible for

accidents that may cause personal injury or property damage.

Wear appropriate clothing, including eye protection; slip-resistant, substantial footwear; and hearing protection. Tie back long hair and do not wear jewelry.

Do not operate the machine while ill, tired, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Never carry passengers on the machine and keep bystanders and pets away from the machine during operation.

Operate the machine only in good visibility to avoid holes or hidden hazards.

Avoid mowing on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause the machine to slide.

Ensure that all drives are in neutral, the parking brake is engaged, and you are in the operating position before you start the engine.

Keep your hands and feet away from the cutting units. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.

Look behind and down before backing up to be sure of a clear path.

Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure your vision.

Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel goes over the edge or if the edge gives way.

Stop the blades whenever you are not mowing.

Stop the machine and inspect the blades after striking an object or if there is an abnormal vibration in the machine. Make all necessary repairs before resuming operation.

Slow down and use caution when making turns and crossing roads and sidewalks with the machine. Always yield the right-of-way.

Disengage the drive to the cutting unit and shut off the engine before adjusting the height of cut (unless you can adjust it from the operating position).

Never run an engine in an area where exhaust gases are enclosed.

Never leave a running machine unattended.

Before leaving the operating position (including to empty the catchers or to unclog the chute), do the following:

Park the machine on a level surface.

Disengage the power take-off and lower the attachments.

Engage the parking brake.

Shut off the engine and remove the key.

Wait for all moving parts to stop.

Do not operate the machine when there is the risk of lightning.

Do not use the machine as a towing vehicle.

Do not change the governor speed or overspeed the engine.

Use accessories and attachments approved by Toro only.

Slope Safety Establish your own procedures and rules for operating on

slopes. These procedures must include surveying the site to determine which slopes are safe for machine operation. Always use common sense and good judgment when performing this survey.

Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operating the machine on any slope requires extra caution.

Operate the machine at a lower speed when you are on a slope.

If you feel uneasy operating the machine on a slope, do not do it.

Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.

Choose a low ground speed so you will not have to stop or shift while on a slope.

A rollover can occur before the tires lose traction.

Avoid operating the machine on wet grass. Tires may lose traction; regardless if the brakes are available and functioning.

Avoid starting, stopping, or turning the machine on a slope.

Keep all movement on slopes slow and gradual. Do not suddenly change the speed or direction of the machine.

Do no operate the machine near drop-offs, ditches, embankments, or bodies of water. The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel goes over the edge or the edge caves in. Establish a safety area between the machine and any hazard (2 machine widths).

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Operating the Mower Blade-Control Switch (PTO) The blade-control switch (PTO) starts and stops the mower blades and any powered attachments.

Engaging the Blade-Control Switch (PTO)

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Note: Always engage the blades with the throttle in the FAST position (Figure 15).

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Disengaging the Blade-Control Switch (PTO)

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Operating the Throttle You can move the throttle control between the FAST and SLOW positions (Figure 17).

Always use the FAST position when turning on the mower deck with the blade-control switch (PTO).

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Operating the Choke Use the choke to start a cold engine. 1. If the engine is cold, use the choke to start the engine. 2. Pull up the choke knob to engage the choke before

using the ignition switch (Figure 18).

Note: Ensure that you fully engage the choke. You may need to hold the knob up when you use the ignition switch.

3. Push down the choke to disengage the choke after the engine has started (Figure 18).

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Figure 18

1. On position 2. Off position

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Operating the Ignition Switch 1. Turn the ignition key to the START position (Figure 19).

Note: When the engine starts, release the key.

Important: Do not engage the starter for more than 5 seconds at a time. If the engine fails to start, wait 15 seconds between attempts. Failure to follow these instructions can burn out the starter motor.

Note: You may need multiple attempts to start the engine when you start it the first time after the fuel system has been without fuel completely.

START

RUN

STOP

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Figure 19

2. Turn the ignition key to the STOP position to shut off the engine.

Starting and Shutting Off the Engine

Starting the Engine Note: A warm or hot engine may not require choking.

Important: Do not engage the starter for more than 5 seconds at a time. Engaging the starter motor for more than 5 seconds can damage the starter motor. If the engine fails to start, wait 10 seconds before operating the engine starter again.

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Shutting Off the Engine 1. Disengage the blades by moving the blade-control

switch to the OFF position (Figure 20).

2. Move the throttle lever to the FAST position.

3. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position and remove the key.

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Using the Motion-Control Levers

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Figure 21

1. Motion-control leverPARK position

4. Backward

2. Center, unlocked position 5. Front of machine 3. Forward

Driving the Machine The drive wheels turn independently, powered by hydraulic motors on each axle. You can turn 1 side in reverse while you turn the other forward, causing the machine to spin rather than turn. This greatly improves the machine maneuverability but may require sometime for you to adapt to how it moves.

The throttle control regulates the engine speed as measured in rpm (revolutions per minute). Place the throttle control in the FAST position for best performance. Always operate in the full throttle position when mowing.

WARNING The machine can spin very rapidly. You may lose control of the machine and cause personal injury or damage to the machine.

Use caution when making turns.

Slow the machine down before making sharp turns.

Driving Forward Note: Always use caution when backing up and turning. 1. Move the levers to the center, unlocked position.

2. To go forward, slowly push the motion-control levers forward (Figure 22).

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Driving Backward 1. Move the levers to the center, unlocked position.

2. To go backward, slowly pull the motion-control levers rearward (Figure 23).

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Using the Smart SpeedTM Control System The Smart Speed TM Control-System lever, located below the operating position (Figure 24), gives the operator a choice to drive the machine at 3 ground speed rangestrim, tow, and mow.

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Figure 24

1. Smart-speed lever

To change speeds, do the following:

1. Move the motion-control levers to neutral and outward to the PARK position.

2. Disengage the blade-control switch.

3. Adjust the lever to the desired position.

The following are only recommendations for use. Adjustments vary by grass type, moisture content, and the height of the grass.

Suggested uses:

Trim Tow Mow

Parking X

Heavy, wet grass

X

Training X

Bagging X

Mulching X

Normal mowing

X

Transport X

Trim

This is the lowest speed. The suggested uses for this speed are as follows:

Parking

Heavy, wet grass mowing conditions

Training

Tow

This is the medium speed. The suggested uses for this speed are as follows:

Bagging

Mulching

Mow

This is the fastest speed. The suggested uses for this speed are as follows:

Normal mowing

Transporting the machine

Stopping the Machine To stop the machine, move the motion-control levers to NEUTRAL and outward to the PARK position, disengage the blade-control switch, ensure that the throttle is in the FAST position, and turn the ignition key to OFF. Remove the key from the ignition switch.

WARNING Children or bystanders may be injured if they move or attempt to operate the mower while it is unattended.

Always remove the ignition key and move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position when leaving the machine unattended, even if just for a few minutes.

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Adjusting the Height of Cut Note: The transport position is the highest height-of-cut position at 115 mm (4-1/2 inches) as shown in Figure 25.

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Adjusting the Anti-Scalp Rollers Machines with a 42-inch, 50-inch, or 54-inch Mower Deck Only Whenever you change the height of cut, adjust the height of the anti-scalp rollers.

Note: Adjust the anti-scalp rollers so that the rollers do not touch the ground in normal, flat mowing areas.

1. Disengage the blade-control switch (PTO), move the motion-control levers to the PARK position, and engage the parking brake.

2. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Adjust the anti-scalp rollers as shown in Figure 26 to match the closest height-of-cut position.

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1. Anti-scalp roller 3. Flange nut 2. Bolt 4. Hole spacing

Machines with a 60-inch Deck Only Whenever you change the height of cut, it is recommended to adjust the height of the anti-scalp rollers.

1. Disengage the blade-control switch (PTO), move the motion-control levers to the PARK position, and engage the parking brake.

2. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Remove the flange nut, anti-scalp roller, and bolt from the bracket (Figure 27).

Note: Keep the bolt and anti-scalp roller together when removing.

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1. Flange nut 4. Bushing 2. Spacer 5. Bolt 3. Anti-scalp roller

4. Align the bolt and anti-scalp roller in the hole of the bracket that matched the closest height-of-cut position (Figure 27).

5. Insert the bolt into the bracket hole and secure the bolt and anti-scalp roller with the flange nut (Figure 27).

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Using the Side Discharge The mower has a hinged grass deflector that disperses clippings to the side and down toward the turf.

DANGER Without a grass deflector, discharge cover, or a complete grass-catcher assembly mounted in place, you and others are exposed to blade contact and thrown debris. Contact with rotating mower blade(s) and thrown debris will cause injury or death. Never remove the grass deflector from themower

because the grass deflector routes material down toward the turf. If the grass deflector is ever damaged, replace it immediately.

Never put your hands or feet under the mower. Never try to clear the discharge area or mower

blades unless you move the blade-control switch (PTO) to the OFF position, rotate the ignition key to the OFF position, and remove the key.

Make sure that the grass deflector is in the down position.

Using Attachments and Accessories Machines with a 60-inch Deck Only Use only attachments and accessories approved by Toro.

If you attach a bucket to the engine guard, use a strap to secure it.

Important: If you are carrying more than 4.5 kg (10 lb) in a bucket attached to the engine guard, you should equip your machine with the Bucket Support Kit.

Contact your authorized Toro service dealer.

Operating Tips Using the Fast Throttle Setting For best mowing and maximum air circulation, operate the engine at the FAST position. Air is required to thoroughly cut grass clippings, so do not set the height-of-cut so low as to totally surround the mower in uncut grass. Always try to have 1 side of the mower free from uncut grass, which allows air to be drawn into the mower.

Cutting a Lawn for the First Time Cut grass slightly longer than normal to ensure that the cutting height of the mower does not scalp any uneven ground. However, the cutting height used in the past is

generally the best one to use. When cutting grass longer than 15 cm (6 inches) tall, you may want to cut the lawn twice to ensure an acceptable quality of cut.

Cutting a Third of the Grass Blade It is best to cut only about a third of the grass blade. Cutting more than that is not recommended unless grass is sparse, or it is late fall when grass grows more slowly.

Alternating the Mowing Direction Alternate the mowing direction to keep the grass standing straight. This also helps disperse clippings which enhances decomposition and fertilization.

Mowing at Correct Intervals Grass grows at different rates at different times of the year. To maintain the same cutting height, mow more often in early spring. As the grass growth rate slows in mid summer, mow less frequently. If you cannot mow for an extended period, first mow at a high cutting height, then mow again 2 days later at a lower height setting.

Using a Slower Cutting Speed To improve cut quality, use a slower ground speed in certain conditions.

Avoiding Cutting Too Low When mowing uneven turf, raise the cutting height to avoid scalping the turf.

Stopping the Machine If you must stop the forward motion of the machine while mowing, a clump of grass clippings may drop onto your lawn. To avoid this, move onto a previously cut area with the blades engaged or you can disengage the mower deck while moving forward.

Keeping the Underside of the Mower Clean Clean clippings and dirt from the underside of the mower after each use. If grass and dirt build up inside the mower, cutting quality will eventually become unsatisfactory.

Maintaining the Blade(s) Maintain a sharp blade throughout the cutting season because a sharp blade cuts cleanly without tearing or shredding the grass blades. Tearing and shredding turns grass brown at the edges, which slows growth and increases the chance of disease. Check the mower blades after each use for sharpness, and for any wear or damage. File down any nicks and sharpen the blades as necessary. If a blade is damaged or worn, replace it immediately with a genuine Toro replacement blade.

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After Operation After Operation Safety General Safety Clean grass and debris from the cutting units, mufflers,

and engine compartment to help prevent fires. Clean up oil or fuel spills.

Shut off the fuel before storing or transporting the machine.

Disengage the drive to the attachment whenever you are transporting or not using the machine.

Use full-width ramps for loading the machine into a trailer or truck.

Tie the machine down securely using straps, chains, cable, or ropes. Both front and rear straps should be directed down and outward from the machine.

Allow the engine to cool before storing the machine in any enclosure.

Never store the machine or fuel container where there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light, such as on a water heater or on other appliances.

Pushing the Machine by Hand Important: Always push the machine by hand. Do not tow the machine, because damage to the hydraulic drive system may occur.

This machine has an electric-brake mechanism. To push the machine, turn the ignition key to the RUN position. The battery must be charged and functioning to disengage the electric brake.

Pushing the Machine 1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the

blade-control switch.

2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position, shut off the engine, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Locate the bypass levers on the frame on both sides of the engine.

4. Move the bypass levers forward through the key hole and down to lock them in place (Figure 28).

Note: Do this for each lever. 5. Move the motion-control levers inward to the

NEUTRAL position and turn the ignition key to the RUN position.

Note: Do not start the machine.

Note: You can now push the machine by hand.

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1. Bypass-lever locations 3. Lever position for pushing the machine

2. Lever position for operating the machine

6. When finished, turn the key to the STOP position to avoid draining the battery charge.

Note: If the machine fails to move, the electric brake may still be engaged. You can release the electric brake if necessary; refer to Releasing the Electric Brake (page 41).

Operating the Machine Move the bypass levers rearward through the key hole and down to lock them in place as shown in Figure 28.

Note: Do this for each lever.

Transporting the Machine Use a heavy-duty trailer or truck to transport the machine. Ensure that the trailer or truck has all necessary brakes, lighting, and marking as required by law. Please carefully read all the safety instructions. Knowing this information could help you, your family, pets, or bystanders avoid injury.

WARNING Driving on the street or roadway without turn signals, lights, reflective markings, or a slow-moving-vehicle emblem is dangerous and can lead to accidents, causing personal injury.

Do not drive the machine on a public street or roadway.

1. If you are using a trailer, connect it to the towing vehicle and connect the safety chains.

2. If applicable, connect the trailer brakes.

3. Load the machine onto the trailer or truck.

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4. Shut off the engine, remove the key, set the brake, and close the fuel valve.

5. Tie down the machine near the front caster wheels and the rear bumper (Figure 29).

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Figure 29

Loading the Machine Use extreme caution when loading or unloading machines onto a trailer or a truck. Use a full-width ramp that is wider than the machine for this procedure. Back the machine up the ramp and drive it forward down the ramp (Figure 30).

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Figure 30

1. Back the machine up the ramp.

2. Drive the machine forward down the ramp.

Important: Do not use narrow individual ramps for each side of the machine.

WARNING Loading a machine onto a trailer or truck increases the possibility of tip-over and could cause serious injury or death (Figure 31).

Use extreme caution when operating a machine on a ramp.

Use only a full-width ramp; do not use individual ramps for each side of the machine.

Do not exceed a 15-degree angle between the ramp and the ground or between the ramp and the trailer or truck.

Ensure that the length of ramp is at least 4 times as long as the height of the trailer or truck bed to the ground. This ensures that the ramp angle does not exceed 15 degrees on flat ground.

Back up ramps and drive forward down ramps.

Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration while driving the machine on a ramp as this could cause a loss of control or a tip-over situation.

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1. Full-width ramp in stowed position

4. Ramp is at least 4 times as long as the height of the trailer or truck bed to the ground

2. Side view of full-width ramp in loading position

5. H=height of the trailer or truck bed to the ground

3. Not greater than 15 degrees

6. Trailer

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Maintenance Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.

Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s) Maintenance Service

Interval Maintenance Procedure

After the first 5 hours Change the engine oil.

Before each use or daily

Check the safety-interlock system. Check the air cleaner for dirty, loose, or damaged parts. Check the engine-oil level. Clean the air intake screen. Inspect the blades. Inspect the grass deflector for damage.

After each use Clean the mower-deck housing.

Every 25 hours

Grease all lubrication points (42-inch or 50-inch decks only). Clean the air-cleaner foam element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions). Check tire pressure. Check the belts for wear or cracks.

Every 100 hours

Replace the air-cleaner foam element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions). Service the air-cleaner paper element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions). Change the engine oil (more often in dusty, dirty conditions). Change the oil filter (more often in dusty, dirty conditions). Check the spark plug(s). Check the in-line fuel filter.

Every 200 hours Replace the air-cleaner paper element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions). Replace the spark plug(s). Replace the in-line fuel filter.

Before storage Charge the battery and disconnect the battery cables. Perform all maintenance procedures listed above before storage. Paint any chipped surfaces.

CAUTION If you leave the key in the ignition switch, someone could accidently start the engine and seriously injure you or other bystanders.

Remove the key from the ignition before you perform any maintenance.

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Pre-Maintenance Procedures Maintenance and Storage Safety Before repairing the machine do the following:

Disengage the drives.

Engage the parking brake.

Shut off the engine and remove the key.

Disconnect the spark-plug wire.

Park the machine on a level surface.

Clean grass and debris from the cutting unit, drives, mufflers, and engine to help prevent fires.

Clean up oil or fuel spills.

Let the engine cool before storing the machine.

Do not store the machine or fuel near flames or drain the fuel indoors.

Do not allow untrained personnel to service the machine.

Use jack stands to support the machine and/or components when required.

Carefully release pressure from components with stored energy.

Disconnect the battery or remove the spark-plug wire before making any repairs. Disconnect the negative terminal first and the positive terminal last. Connect the positive terminal first and negative last.

Use care when checking the blades. Wrap the blade(s) or wear thickly padded gloves, and use caution when servicing them. Only replace blades; do not straighten or weld them.

Keep your hands and feet away from moving parts. If possible, do not make adjustments with the engine running.

Keep all parts in good working condition and all hardware tightened, especially the blade-attachment bolts. Replace all worn or damaged decals.

Never interfere with the intended function of a safety device or reduce the protection provided by a safety device. Check their proper operation regularly.

To ensure optimum performance and continued safety certification of the machine, use only genuine Toro replacement parts and accessories. Replacement parts and accessories made by other manufacturers could be dangerous, and such use could void the product warranty.

Check the parking brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.

Raising the Seat Make sure that the motion-control levers are locked in the PARK position. Lift the seat forward.

You can access the following components by raising the seat:

Serial plate

Service decal

Fuel filter

Battery and battery cables

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Lubrication Greasing the Bearings Machines with 42-inch, 50-inch, or 54-inch Mower Decks Only Service Interval: Every 25 hoursGrease all lubrication

points (42-inch or 50-inch decks only).

Grease Type: No. 2 lithium grease

1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the blade-control switch.

2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position, shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Clean the grease fittings (Figure 32 and Figure 33) with a rag.

Note: Make sure to scrape any paint off the front of the fitting(s).

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1. Front caster tire

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Figure 33 Located on the seat-pan underside

1. Read the instructions before servicing or performing maintenance.

3. Grease every 25 operating hours.

2. Check the tire pressure every 25 operating hours.

4. Engine

4. Connect a grease gun to each fitting (Figure 32 and Figure 33).

5. Pump grease into the fittings until grease begins to ooze out of the bearings.

Engine Maintenance Engine Safety Shut off the engine before checking the oil or adding oil to the crankcase.

Servicing the Air Cleaner Service Interval: Before each use or daily

Note: Service the air cleaner more frequently (every few hours) if operating conditions are extremely dusty or sandy.

Removing the Elements 1. Park the machine on a level surface.

2. Disengage the blade-control switch (PTO).

3. Engage the parking brake.

4. Shut off the engine and remove the key.

5. Clean around the air-cleaner cover to prevent dirt from getting into the engine and causing damage.

6. Lift the cover and rotate the air-cleaner assembly out of the engine (Figure 34).

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7. Remove the foam element from the paper element (Figure 35).

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Servicing the Foam Element Service Interval: Every 25 hours/Monthly (whichever

comes first)Clean the air-cleaner foam element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).

Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes first)Replace the air-cleaner foam element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).

Wash the foam element with water and replace the foam element if it is damaged.

Servicing the Paper Element Service Interval: Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes

first)Service the air-cleaner paper element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).

Every 200 hours/Every 2 years (whichever comes first)Replace the air-cleaner paper element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).

1. Lightly tap the element on a flat surface to remove dust and dirt.

2. Inspect the element for tears, an oily film, and damage to the seal.

Important: Do not clean the paper element with pressurized air or liquids, such as solvent, gasoline, or kerosene. Replace the paper element if it is damaged or cannot be cleaned thoroughly.

Servicing the Engine Oil Oil Type: Detergent oil (API service SF, SG, SH, SJ, or SL)

Crankcase Capacity: with filter2.4 L (2.5 US qt)

Viscosity: See the table below.

SAE 5W -30, 10W -30

SAE 30

SYNTHETIC 5W -20, 5W -30, 10W -30

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Checking the Engine-Oil Level Service Interval: Before each use or daily

Note: Check the oil when the engine is cold.

WARNING Contact with hot surfaces may cause personal injury.

Keep your hands, feet, face, clothing, and other body parts away the muffler and other hot surfaces.

Important: If you overfill or underfill the engine crankcase with oil and run the engine, you may damage the engine.

1. Park the machine on a level surface.

2. Disengage the blade-control switch (PTO).

3. Engage the parking brake.

4. Shut off the engine and remove the key.

5. Make sure that the engine is shut off, level, and is cool, so that the oil has had time to drain into the sump.

6. To keep dirt, grass clippings, etc., out of the engine, clean the area around the oil-fill cap and dipstick before removing it (Figure 37).

7. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

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Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter Service Interval: After the first 5 hours/After the first

month (whichever comes first)Change the engine oil.

Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes first)Change the engine oil (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).

Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes first)Change the oil filter (more often in dusty, dirty conditions).

Note: Change the engine-oil filter more frequently when operating conditions are extremely dusty or sandy.

Note: Dispose of the used oil at a recycling center. 1. Park the machine on a level surface to ensure that the

oil drains completely.

2. Disengage the PTO and ensure that the parking brake is engaged.

3. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

4. Drain the engine oil.

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5. Change the engine-oil filter (Figure 39).

Note: Ensure that the oil-filter gasket touches the engine and then turn the filter an extra 3/4 turn.

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6. Slowly pour approximately 80% of the specified oil into the filler tube and slowly add the additional oil to bring it to the Full mark (Figure 40).

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Servicing the Spark Plug Service Interval: Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes

first)Check the spark plug(s).

Every 200 hours/Every 2 years (whichever comes first)Replace the spark plug(s).

Make sure that the air gap between the center and side electrodes is correct before installing the spark plug. Use a spark-plug wrench for removing and installing the spark plug(s) and a gapping tool/feeler gauge to check and adjust the air gap. Install a new spark plug(s) if necessary.

Type: Champion RN9YC or NGK BPR6ES

Air gap: 0.76 mm (0.03 inch)

Removing the Spark Plug 1. Disengage the PTO and move the motion-control

levers to the PARK position.

2. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

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Note: Due to the deep recess around the spark plug, blowing out the cavity with compressed air is the most effective method for cleaning. The spark plug is most accessible when the blower housing is removed for cleaning.

Checking the Spark Plug Important: Do not clean the spark plug(s). Always replace the spark plug(s) when it has: a black coating, worn electrodes, an oily film, or cracks.

If you see light brown or gray on the insulator, the engine is operating properly. A black coating on the insulator usually means the air cleaner is dirty.

Set the gap to 0.76 mm (0.03 inch).

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Installing the Spark Plug Tighten the spark plug(s) to 25 to 30 Nm (18.5 to 22.1 ft-lb).

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Cleaning the Cooling System Clean the air intake screen from grass and debris before each use.

1. Disengage the blade-control switch and move the motion-control levers to the PARK position.

2. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Remove the air filter from the engine.

4. Remove the engine shroud.

5. To prevent debris entering the air intake, install the air filter to the filter base.

6. Clean debris and grass from the parts.

7. Remove the air filter and install the engine shroud.

8. Install the air filter.

Fuel System Maintenance

DANGER In certain conditions, fuel is extremely flammable and highly explosive. A fire or explosion from fuel can burn you, others, and can damage property.

Perform any fuel-related maintenance when the engine is cold. Do this outdoors in an open area. Wipe up any fuel that spills.

Never smoke when draining fuel, and stay away from an open flame or where a spark may ignite the fuel fumes.

Replacing the In-Line Fuel Filter Service Interval: Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes

first)Check the in-line fuel filter.

Every 200 hours/Every 2 years (whichever comes first)Replace the in-line fuel filter.

Never install a dirty filter if it is removed from the fuel line.

1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the blade-control switch.

2. Ensure that the brake is engaged, shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

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Electrical System Maintenance Electrical System Safety Disconnect the battery before repairing the machine.

Disconnect the negative terminal first and the positive last. Connect the positive terminal first and the negative last.

Charge the battery in an open, well-ventilated area, away from sparks and flames. Unplug the charger before connecting or disconnecting the battery. Wear protective clothing and use insulated tools.

WARNING CALIFORNIA

Proposition 65 Warning Battery posts, terminals, and related

accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.

Wash hands after handling.

Servicing the Battery Removing the Battery

WARNING Battery terminals or metal tools could short against metal machine components causing sparks. Sparks can cause the battery gasses to explode, resulting in personal injury. When removing or installing the battery, do not

allow the battery terminals to touch any metal parts of the machine.

Do not allow metal tools to short between the battery terminals and metal parts of the machine.

1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the blade-control switch.

2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position, shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Raise the seat to access the battery.

4. Disconnect the negative (black) ground cable from the battery post (Figure 45).

Note: Retain all fasteners.

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WARNING Incorrect battery-cable routing could damage the machine and cables causing sparks. Sparks can cause the battery gasses to explode, resulting in personal injury.

Always disconnect the negative (black) battery cable before disconnecting the positive (red) cable.

Always connect the positive (red) battery cable before connecting the negative (black) cable.

5. Slide the rubber cover up the positive (red) cable.

6. Disconnect the positive (red) cable from the battery post (Figure 45).

Note: Retain all fasteners. 7. Remove the battery hold-down (Figure 45), and lift the

battery from the battery tray.

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1. Battery 5. Negative () battery post 2. Positive (+) battery post 6. Wing nut, washer, and bolt 3. Bolt, washer, and nut 7. Battery hold-down 4. Terminal boot

Charging the Battery Service Interval: Before storageCharge the battery and

disconnect the battery cables.

1. Remove the battery from the chassis; refer to Removing the Battery (page 38).

2. Charge the battery for a minimum of 1 hour at 6 to 10 A.

Note: Do not overcharge the battery. 3. When the battery is fully charged, unplug the charger

from the electrical outlet, then disconnect the charger leads from the battery posts (Figure 46).

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1. Positive (+) battery post 3. Red (+) charger lead 2. Negative () battery post 4. Black () charger lead

Installing the Battery 1. Position the battery in the tray (Figure 45).

2. Using the fasteners previously removed, install the positive (red) battery cable to the positive (+) battery terminal.

3. Using the fasteners previously removed, install the negative battery cable to the negative (-) battery terminal.

4. Slide the red terminal boot onto the positive (red) battery post.

5. Secure the battery with the hold-down (Figure 45).

6. Lower the seat.

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Servicing the Fuses The electrical system is protected by fuses. It requires no maintenance; however, if a fuse blows, check the component/circuit for a malfunction or short.

Fuse type:

MainF1 (30 A, blade-type)

Charge CircuitF2 (25 A, blade-type)

1. Remove the screws securing the control panel to the machine.

Note: Retain all fasteners. 2. Lift the control pane up to access the main wire harness

and fuse block (Figure 47).

3. To replace a fuse, pull out on the fuse to remove it (Figure 47).

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1. Main (30 A) 2. Charge circuit (25 A)

4. Return the control panel to its original position.

Note: Use the screws removed previously to secure the panel to the machine.

Drive System Maintenance Checking the Tire Pressure Service Interval: Every 25 hoursCheck tire pressure.

Maintain the air pressure in the front and rear tires as specified. Uneven tire pressure can cause uneven cut. Check the pressure at the valve stem (Figure 48). Check the tires when they are cold to get the most accurate pressure reading.

Refer to the maximum pressure suggested by the tire manufacturer on the sidewall of the caster wheel tires.

For machines with 42-inch or 50-inch decks, inflate the rear drive wheel tires to 90 kPa (13 psi).

For machines with 60-inch decks, inflate the front casters and rear drive wheel tires to 103 kPa (15 psi).

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Figure 48

1. Valve stem

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Releasing the Electric Brake You can manually release the electric brake by rotating the link arms forward. Once the electric brake is energized, the brake resets.

1. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position or disconnect the battery.

2. Locate the shaft on the electric brake where the brake link arms are connected (Figure 49).

3. Rotate the shaft forward to release the brake.

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Figure 49

1. Brake-link arm on the electric brake control module 2. Left, rear tire

Mower Maintenance Servicing the Cutting Blades To ensure a superior quality of cut, keep the blades sharp. For convenient sharpening and replacement, keep extra blades on hand.

Blade Safety A worn or damaged blade can break, and a piece of the blade could be thrown toward you or bystanders, resulting in serious personal injury or death. Trying to repair a damaged blade may result in discontinued safety certification of the product. Inspect the blades periodically for wear or damage. Use care when checking the blades. Wrap the blades or

wear gloves, and use caution when servicing the blades. Only replace or sharpen the blades; never straighten or weld them.

On multi-bladed machines, take care as rotating 1 blade can cause other blades to rotate.

Before Inspecting or Servicing the Blades 1. Park the machine on a level surface, disengage

the blade-control switch (PTO), and move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position.

2. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and disconnect the spark-plug wires from the spark plugs.

Inspecting the Blades Service Interval: Before each use or daily 1. Inspect the cutting edges (Figure 50). 2. If the edges are not sharp or have nicks, remove and

sharpen the blade; refer to Sharpening the Blades (page 43).

3. Inspect the blades, especially in the curved area. 4. If you notice any cracks, wear, or a slot forming in this

area, immediately install a new blade (Figure 50).

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Figure 50

1. Cutting edge 3. Wear/slot forming 2. Curved area 4. Crack

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Checking for Bent Blades Note: The machine must be on a level surface for the following procedure.

1. Raise the mower deck to the highest height-of-cut position.

2. While wearing thickly padded gloves, or other adequate hand protection, slowly rotate the blade to be measure into a position that allows effective measurement of the distance between the cutting edge and the level surface the machine is on (Figure 51).

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Figure 51

1. Deck 3. Blade 2. Spindle housing

3. Measure from the tip of the blade to the flat surface (Figure 52).

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Figure 52

1. Blade (in position for measuring) 2. Level surface 3. Measured distance between blade and the surface (A)

4. Rotate the same blade 180 degrees so that the opposing cutting edge is now in the same position (Figure 53).

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Figure 53

1. Blade (side previously measured) 2. Measurement (position used previously) 3. Opposing side of blade being moved into measurement

position

5. Measure from the tip of the blade to the flat surface (Figure 54).

Note: The variance should be no more than 3 mm (1/8 inch).

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Figure 54

1. Opposite blade edge (in position for measuring) 2. Level surface 3. Second measured distance between blade and surface (B)

A. If the difference between A and B is greater than 3 mm (1/8 inch), replace the blade with a new blade; refer to Removing the Blades (page 43) and Installing the Blades (page 43).

Note: If a bent blade is replaced with a new blade, and the dimension obtained continues to exceed 3 mm (1/8 inch), the blade spindle could be bent. Contact an Authorized Toro Dealer for service.

B. If the variance is within constraints, move to the next blade.

6. Repeat this procedure on each blade.

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Removing the Blades Replace the blades if they hit a solid object, or if the blade is out of balance or bent.

1. Hold the blade end using a rag or thickly padded glove.

2. Remove the blade bolt, curved washer, and blade from the spindle shaft (Figure 55).

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Figure 55

1. Sail area of the blade 4. Blade bolt 2. Blade 5. Blade stiffener 3. Curved washer

Sharpening the Blades 1. Use a file to sharpen the cutting edge at both ends of

the blade (Figure 56).

Note: Maintain the original angle.

Note: The blade retains its balance if the same amount of material is removed from both cutting edges.

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Figure 56

1. Sharpen at original angle.

2. Check the balance of the blade by putting it on a blade balancer (Figure 57).

Note: If the blade stays in a horizontal position, the blade is balanced and can be used.

Note: If the blade is not balanced, file some metal off the end of the sail area only (Figure 56).

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Figure 57

1. Blade 2. Balancer

3. Repeat this procedure until the blade is balanced.

Installing the Blades 1. Install the blade onto the spindle shaft (Figure 55).

Important: The curved part of the blade must point upward toward the inside of the mower to ensure proper cutting.

2. Install the curved washer (cupped side toward the blade) and the blade bolt (Figure 55).

3. Torque the blade bolt to 47 to 88 Nm (35 to 65 ft-lb).

Leveling the Mower Deck Check to ensure that the mower deck is level any time you install the mower or when you see an uneven cut on your lawn.

The mower deck must be checked for bent blades prior to leveling; any bent blades must be removed and replaced; refer to the Checking for Bent Blades (page 42) before continuing.

The mower deck must be leveled side-to-side first then the front to rear slope can be adjusted.

Requirements:

The machine must be on a level surface.

All tires must be properly inflated; refer to Checking the Tire Pressure (page 40).

Leveling from Side to Side 1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the

blade-control switch.

2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position, shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Set the height-of-cut lever to middle position.

4. Carefully rotate the blades so that they are all side to side (Figure 58 and Figure 59).

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Figure 58 Mower Decks with 2 Blades

1. Blades side to side 3. Outside cutting edges 2. Sail area of blade 4. Measure from the tip of the

blade to the flat surface here

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Figure 59 Mower Decks with 3 Blades

1. Blades side to side 3. Outside cutting edges 2. Sail area of blade 4. Measure from the tip of the

blade to the flat surface here

5. Measure between the outside cutting edges and the flat surface (Figure 58 and Figure 59).

Note: If both measurements are not within 5 mm (3/16 inch), an adjustment is required; continue with this procedure.

6. Move to the left side of the machine.

7. Loosen the side locking nut.

8. Raise or lower the left side of the mower deck by rotating the rear nut (Figure 60).

Note: Rotate the rear nut clockwise to raise the mower deck; rotate the rear nut counter-clockwise to lower the mower deck. (Figure 60).

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Figure 60

1. Hanger bracket 3. Rear nut 2. Side locking nut

9. Check the side-to-side adjustments again. Repeat this procedure until the measurements are correct.

10. Continue leveling the mower deck by checking the front-to-rear blade slope; refer to Adjusting the Front-to-Rear Blade Slope (page 44).

Adjusting the Front-to-Rear Blade Slope Check the front-to-rear blade level any time you install the mower. If the front of the mower is more than 7.9 mm (5/16 inch) lower than the rear of the mower, adjust the blade level using the following instructions:

1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the blade-control switch.

2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position, shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Set the height-of-cut lever to middle position.

Note: Check and adjust the side-to-side blade level if you have not checked the setting; refer to Leveling from Side to Side (page 43).

4. Carefully rotate the blades so they are facing front to rear (Figure 61 and Figure 62).

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Figure 61 Mower Decks with 2 Blades

1. Blades front to rear 2. Measure from the tip of the blade to the flat surface here

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Figure 62 Mower Decks with 3 Blades

1. Blades front to rear 3. Measure from the tip of the blade to the flat surface here.

2. Outside cutting edges

5. Measure from the tip of the front blade to the flat surface, and the tip of the rear blade to the flat surface (Figure 61 and Figure 62).

Note: If the front blade tip is not 1.6 to 7.9 mm (1/16 to 5/16 inch) lower than the rear blade tip, adjust the front locknut for 42-inch, 50-inch, and 54-inch decks; adjust the 2 front locknuts the same amount for 60-inch decks.

6. For 42-inch, 50-inch, and 54-inch mower decks, adjust the front-to-rear blade slope as follows: A. Rotate the adjustment nut in the front of the

mower (Figure 63). B. To raise the front of the mower, tighten the

adjustment nut. C. To lower the front of the mower, loosen the

adjustment nut. D. After adjustment, check the front-to-rear slope

again, continue adjusting the nut until the front blade tip is 1.6 to 7.9 mm (1/16 to 5/16 inch) lower than the rear blade tip (Figure 61 and Figure 62).

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Figure 63

1. Adjusting rod 3. Locknut 2. Adjusting block

7. For 60-inch mower decks, adjust the front-to-rear blade slope as follows:

A. Loosen the adjustment nut on the left adjusting rod (Figure 62).

B. To raise the front of the mower, tighten the adjustment nut on the right adjusting rod.

C. To lower the front of the mower, loosen the adjustment nut on the right adjusting rod.

D. Tighten the adjustment nut on the left adjustment rod so that there is tension on the left deck rod.

8. When the front-to-rear blade slope is correct check the side-to-side level of the mower again, refer to Leveling from Side to Side (page 43).

Removing the Mower Deck 1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the

blade-control switch.

2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position, shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Lower the height-of-cut lever to the lowest position.

4. Remove the hairpin cotter from the front support rod and remove the rod from the deck bracket (Figure 64).

Note: For 60-inch decks, remove the 2 hairpin cotters from the front support rods and remove the 2 rods from the deck bracket

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Figure 64

1. Front support rod 3. Deck bracket 2. Locking nut

5. Carefully lower the front of the mower deck to the ground.

6. For 60-inch decks, remove the 2 deck-lift springs (Figure 64).

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Figure 65

1. Deck-lift spring (2) 2. Rear lift rod

7. Lift the mower deck and hanger brackets clear of the rear lift rod and lower the mower carefully to the ground (Figure 66).

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Figure 66

1. Mower deck 3. Rear lift rod 2. Hanger bracket

8. Slide the mower deck rearward to remove the mower belt from the engine pulley.

9. Slide the mower deck out from underneath the machine.

Note: Retain all parts for future installation.

Installing the Mower 1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the

blade-control switch.

2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position, shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Slide the mower under the machine.

4. Lower the height-of-cut lever to the lowest position.

5. Lift the rear of the mower deck and guide the hanger brackets over the rear lift rod (Figure 66).

6. For 60-inch decks, install the 2 deck-lift springs (Figure 65).

7. Attach the front support rod to the mower deck with the clevis pin and hairpin cotter (Figure 64).

Note: For 60-inch decks, attach the 2 front support rods to the mower deck with the 2 clevis pins and 2 hairpin cotters.

8. Install the mower belt onto the engine pulley.

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Replacing the Grass Deflector Machines with 42-inch, 50-inch, or 60-inch Mower Decks Only Service Interval: Before each use or dailyInspect the grass

deflector for damage.

WARNING An uncovered discharge opening could allow the lawn mower to throw objects in the operator's or bystander's direction and result in serious injury. Also, contact with the blade could occur. Never operate the machine without the grass deflector, the discharge cover, or the grass-collection system in place.

Never operate the machine without the grass deflector, the discharge cover, or the grass-collection system in place.

1. Disengage the spring from the notch in the deflector bracket and slide the rod out of the welded deck brackets, spring, and discharge deflector (Figure 67).

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Figure 67

1. Rod 4. Deck brackets 2. Spring 5. Spring installed over the

rod 3. Deflector

2. Remove the damaged or worn discharge deflector.

3. Position the new discharge deflector with the bracket ends between the welded brackets on the deck as shown in Figure 68.

4. Install the spring onto the straight end of the rod.

5. Position the spring on the rod as shown in so the shorter spring end is coming from under the rod before the bend and going over the rod as it returns from the bend.

6. Lift the loop end of the spring and place it into the notch on the deflector bracket (Figure 68).

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Figure 68

1. Rod and spring assembly installed

3. Rod, short end, moved behind mower bracket

2. Loop end of the spring installed into the notch in the deflector bracket

4. Short end, retained by mower bracket.

7. Secure the rod and spring assembly by twisting it so the short end of the rod is placed behind the front bracket welded to the deck (Figure 68).

Important: The grass deflector must be spring loaded in the down position. Lift the deflector up to test that it snaps to the full down position.

Replacing the Grass Deflector Machines with a 54-inch Mower Deck Only

WARNING An uncovered discharge opening could allow the lawn mower to throw objects in the operator's or bystander's direction and result in serious injury. Also, contact with the blade could occur. Never operate the machine without the grass deflector, the discharge cover, or the grass-collection system in place.

Never operate the machine without the grass deflector, the discharge cover, or the grass-collection system in place.

Inspect the grass deflector for damage before each use. Replace any damaged parts before use.

1. Remove the nut (3/8 inch) from the rod under the mower (Figure 69).

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Figure 69

1. Mower deck 5. Spring 2. Grass deflector 6. Nut (3/8 inch) 3. Grass-deflector bracket 7. Short standoff 4. Rod

2. Slide the rod out of the short standoff, the spring, and the grass deflector (Figure 69).

3. Remove the damaged or worn grass deflector.

4. Replace the grass deflector (Figure 69).

5. Slide the rod (straight end), through the rear-grass-deflector bracket.

6. Place the spring on the rod, with the end wires down and between the grass deflector brackets.

7. Slide rod through the second grass-deflector bracket (Figure 69).

8. Insert the rod at the front of the grass deflector into the short standoff on the deck.

9. Secure the rear end of the rod into the mower with a nut (3/8 inch) as shown in Figure 69.

Important: The grass deflector must be spring loaded and in the down position. Lift the deflector up to test that it snaps to the full down position.

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Mower Belt Maintenance Inspecting the Belts Service Interval: Every 25 hoursCheck the belts for wear

or cracks.

Check the belts for cracks, frayed edges, burn marks, or any other damage. Replace damaged belts.

Replacing the Mower Belt The signs of a worn belt include squealing while the belt is rotating, blades slipping while cutting grass, and frayed edges, burn marks, and cracks on the belt. Replace the mower belt if any of these conditions are evident.

1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the blade-control switch.

2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position, shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Set the height-of-cut at the lowest cutting position of 38 mm (1-1/2 inches).

4. Remove the pulley covers (Figure 70).

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Figure 70

1. Cover 2. Screw

5. Using a spring-removal tool (Toro Part No. 92-5771), remove the idler spring from the deck hook to remove tension on the idler pulley, and roll the belt off the pulleys (Figure 71).

WARNING The spring is under tension when installed and can cause personal injury.

Be careful when removing the belt.

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1. Idler pulley 5. Engine pulley 2. Mower belt 6. Spring-removal tool 3. Outside pulley 7. Mower-deck handles 4. Spring

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Figure 72 Mower Decks with 3 Blades

1. Idler pulley 5. Engine pulley 2. Mower belt 6. Spring-removal tool 3. Outside pulley 7. Mower-deck handles 4. Spring

6. Route the new belt around the engine pulley and mower pulleys (Figure 71).

7. Using a spring-removal tool, install the idler spring over the deck hook, and place tension on the idler pulley and mower belt (Figure 71).

8. Install the pulley covers (Figure 70).

Cleaning Washing the Underside of the Mower Service Interval: After each useClean the mower-deck

housing.

Important: You can wash the machine with a mild detergent and water. Do not pressure wash the machine. Avoid excessive use of water, especially near the control panel, under the seat, around the engine, hydraulic pumps, and motors.

Wash the underside of the mower after each use to prevent grass buildup for improved mulch action and clipping dispersal.

1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the blade-control switch.

2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position, shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position.

3. Attach the hose coupling to the end of the mower washout fitting, and turn the water on high (Figure 73).

Note: Spread petroleum jelly on the washout fitting O-ring to make the coupling slide on easier and protect the O-ring.

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Figure 73

1. Washout fitting 3. O-ring 2. Hose 4. Coupling

4. Lower the mower to the lowest height-of-cut.

5. Sit on the seat and start the engine.

6. Engage the blade-control switch and let the mower run for 1 to 3 minutes.

7. Disengage the blade-control switch, shut off the engine, remove the ignition key, and wait for all moving parts to stop.

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8. Turn the water off and remove the coupling from the washout fitting.

Note: If the mower is not clean after 1 washing, soak it and let it stand for 30 minutes. Then, repeat the process.

9. Run the mower again for 1 to 3 minutes to remove excess water.

WARNING A broken or missing washout fitting could expose you and others to thrown objects or blade contact. Contact with a blade or thrown debris can cause injury or death.

Replace broken or missing washout fitting immediately, before using mower again.

Never put your hands or feet under the mower or through openings in the mower.

Storage Cleaning and Storage 1. Disengage the blade-control switch, move the

motion-control levers outward to the PARK position, shut off the engine, and remove the key.

2. Remove grass clippings, dirt, and grime from the external parts of the entire machine, especially the engine. Clean dirt and chaff from the outside of the engine cylinder head fins and blower housing.

Important: You can wash the machine with mild detergent and water. Do not pressure wash the machine. Avoid excessive use of water, especially near the control panel, under the seat, around the engine, hydraulic pumps, and motors.

3. Service the air cleaner; refer to Servicing the Air Cleaner (page 32).

4. Grease and oil the machine; refer to Lubrication (page 32).

5. Change the engine oil and filter; refer to Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter (page 34).

6. Check the tire pressure; refer to Checking the Tire Pressure (page 40).

7. Charge the battery; refer to Charging the Battery (page 39).

8. Check the condition of the blades; refer to Servicing the Cutting Blades (page 41).

9. Prepare the machine for storage when non-use occurs over 30 days. Prepare the machine for storage as follows. A. Add a petroleum based stabilizer/conditioner to

the fuel in the tank. Follow the mixing instructions from the stabilizer manufacturer. Do not use an alcohol based stabilizer (ethanol or methanol).

Note: A fuel stabilizer/conditioner is most effective when mixed with fresh fuel and used at all times.

B. Run the engine to distribute the conditioned fuel through the fuel system (5 minutes).

C. Shut off the engine, wait for it to cool, and drain the fuel tank.

D. Restart the engine and run it until it stops. E. Start and run the engine until it does not start. F. Dispose of fuel properly. Recycle pursuant to

local codes.

Important: Do not store fuel with stabilizer/conditioner over 90 days.

10. Remove the spark plug(s) and check its condition; refer to Servicing the Spark Plug (page 36). With the spark plug(s) removed from the engine, pour 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of engine oil into the spark plug hole.

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Use the starter to crank the engine and distribute the oil inside the cylinder. Install the spark plug(s). Do not install the wire on the spark plug(s).

11. Clean any dirt and chaff from the top of the mower.

12. Scrape any heavy buildup of grass and dirt from the underside of the mower, then wash the mower with a garden hose.

13. Check the condition of the drive and mower belts.

14. Check and tighten all bolts, nuts, and screws. Repair or replace any part that is worn or damaged.

15. Paint all scratched or bare metal surfaces. Paint is available from your Authorized Service Dealer.

16. Store the machine in a clean, dry garage or storage area. Remove the key from the ignition switch and keep it in a memorable place. Cover the machine to protect it and keep it clean.

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Troubleshooting Problem Possible Cause Corrective Action

1. The engine load is excessive. 1. Reduce the ground speed.

2. The oil level in the crankcase is low. 2. Add oil to the crankcase. 3. The cooling fins and air passages

under the engine blower housing are plugged.

3. Remove the obstruction from the cooling fins and air passages.

4. The air cleaner is dirty. 4. Clean or replace the air-cleaner element.

The engine overheats.

5. Dirt, water, or stale fuel is in the fuel system.

5. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

1. The blade-control switch is engaged. 1. Move the blade-control switch to Disengaged.

2. The motion-control levers are not in the PARK position.

2. Move the motion-control levers outward to the PARK position.

3. The battery is dead. 3. Charge the battery. 4. The electrical connections are

corroded or loose. 4. Check the electrical connections for

good contact. 5. A fuse is blown. 5. Replace the fuse.

The starter does not crank.

6. A relay or switch is damaged. 6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

1. The fuel tank is empty. 1. Fill the fuel tank.

2. The air cleaner is dirty. 2. Clean or replace the air-cleaner element.

3. The spark plug wire(s) is loose or disconnected.

3. Install the wire(s) on the spark plug.

4. The spark plug(s) is pitted, fouled, or the gap is incorrect.

4. Install a new, correctly gapped spark plug(s).

5. There is dirt in fuel filter. 5. Replace the fuel filter. 6. Dirt, water, or stale fuel is in fuel

system. 6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

7. There is incorrect fuel in the fuel tank. 7. Drain the tank and replace the fuel with the proper type.

The engine does not start, starts hard, or fails to keep running.

8. The oil level in the crankcase is low. 8. Add oil to the crankcase.

1. The engine load is excessive. 1. Reduce the ground speed.

2. The air cleaner is dirty. 2. Clean the air-cleaner element. 3. The oil level in the crankcase is low. 3. Add oil to the crankcase. 4. The cooling fins and air passages

under the engine blower housing are plugged.

4. Remove the obstruction from the cooling fins and air passages.

5. The spark plug(s) is pitted, fouled, or the gap is incorrect.

5. Install a new, correctly gapped spark plug(s).

6. The fuel-tank vent is blocked. 6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer. 7. There is dirt in the fuel filter. 7. Replace the fuel filter. 8. Dirt, water, or stale fuel is in the fuel

system. 8. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

The engine loses power.

9. There is incorrect fuel in the fuel tank. 9. Drain the tank and replace the fuel with the proper type.

1. The bypass valves are open. 1. Close the tow valves.

2. The traction belts are worn, loose, or broken.

2. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

3. The traction belts are off the pulleys. 3. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

The machine does not drive.

4. The transmission has failed. 4. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

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Problem Possible Cause Corrective Action

1. The engine-mounting bolts are loose. 1. Tighten the engine-mounting bolts.

2. The engine pulley, idler pulley, or blade pulley is loose.

2. Tighten the appropriate pulley.

3. The engine pulley is damaged. 3. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer. 4. The cutting blade(s) is/are bent or

unbalanced. 4. Install a new cutting blade(s).

5. A blade-mounting bolt is loose. 5. Tighten the blade-mounting bolt.

There is an abnormal vibration.

6. A blade spindle is bent. 6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

1. The blade(s) is not sharp. 1. Sharpen the blade(s).

2. A cutting blade(s) is/are bent. 2. Install a new cutting blade(s). 3. The mower is not level. 3. Level the mower from side-to-side and

front-to-rear. 4. An anti-scalp wheel is not set correctly. 4. Adjust the anti-scalp wheel height. 5. The underside of the mower is dirty. 5. Clean the underside of the mower. 6. The tire pressure is incorrect. 6. Adjust the tire pressure.

The cutting height is uneven.

7. A blade spindle is bent. 7. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

1. The drive belt is worn, loose, or broken. 1. Install a new drive belt.

2. The drive belt is off the pulley. 2. Install the drive belt and check the adjusting shafts and belt guides for the correct position.

3. The power-takeoff (PTO) switch or PTO clutch is faulty.

3. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

The blades do not rotate.

4. The mower belt is worn, loose, or broken.

4. Install a new mower belt.

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Schematics

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TimeCutter The Toro Warranty

Limited Warranty (see warranty periods below)

Conditions and Products Covered The Toro Company and its affiliate, Toro Warranty Company, pursuant to an agreement between them, jointly promise to repair the Toro Products listed below if defective in materials or workmanship.

The following time periods apply from the original date of purchase:

Products Warranty Period TimeCutter Mowers Residential Use2 3 years Engines1 Residential use Kawasaki 3 years

Kohler 3 years Toro 3 years

TimeCutter Mowers Commercial use 30 days Engines1 Commercial use Kawasaki 3 years

Kohler 90 days Toro Single Cylinder 90 days Toro Twin Cylinder 3 years / 300 Hours3

TimeCutter HD Mowers 3 years or 300 Hours 3

Engines1 Residential and Commercial Use 3 years or 300 Hours 3

All Mowers Attachments 1 year Battery 90 days Parts and Labor

1 year Parts only Belts and Tires 90 days

1Some engines used on Toro Products are warranted by the engine manufacturer.

2Residential use means use of the product on the same lot as your home. Use at more than one location is considered commercial use and the commercial use warranty would apply.

3Whichever occurs first.

Warranty may be denied if the hour meter is disconnected, altered, or shows signs of being tampered with.

Owner Responsibilities You must maintain your Toro Product by following the maintenance procedures described in the Operator's Manual. Such routine maintenance, whether performed by a dealer or by you, is at your expense.

Instructions for Obtaining Warranty Service If you think that your Toro Product contains a defect in materials or workmanship, follow this procedure:

1. Contact any Authorized Toro Service Dealer to arrange service at their dealership. To locate a dealer convenient to you, access our web site at www.Toro.com. You may also call the numbers listed in item #3 to use the 24-hour Toro Dealer locator system.

2. Bring the product and your proof of purchase (sales receipt) to the Service Dealer. The dealer will diagnose the problem and determine if it is covered under warranty.

3. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Service Dealers analysis or with the assistance provided, contact us at:

Toro Warranty Company Customer Care Department, RLC Division 8111 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420-1196 Toll free at 866-216-6029 (U.S. customers) Toll free at 866-216-6030 (Canadian customers)

Items and Conditions Not Covered There is no other express warranty except for special emission system coverage and engine warranty coverage on some products. This express warranty does not cover the following: Cost of regular maintenance service or parts, such as filters, fuel,

lubricants, oil changes, spark plugs, air filters, blade sharpening or worn blades, cable/linkage adjustments, or brake and clutch adjustments

Components failing due to normal wear Any product or part which has been altered, misused, neglected,

requires replacement or repair due to accidents or lack of proper maintenance

Pickup and delivery charges Repairs or attempted repairs by anyone other than an Authorized Toro

Service Dealer Repairs necessary due to failure to follow recommended fuel

procedure (consult Operator's Manual for more details) Removing contaminants from the fuel system is not covered Use of old fuel (more than one month old) or fuel which contains

more than 10% ethanol or more that 15% MTBE Failure to drain the fuel system prior to any period of non-use

over one month

General Conditions All repairs covered by these warranties must be performed by an Authorized Toro Service Dealer using Toro approved replacement parts.

Neither The Toro Company nor Toro Warranty Company is liable for indirect, incidental or consequential damages in connection with the use of the Toro Products covered by this warranty, including any cost or expense of providing substitute equipment or service during reasonable periods of malfunction or non-use pending completion of repairs under this warranty.

All implied warranties of merchantability (that the product is fit for ordinary use) and fitness for use (that the product is fit for a particular purpose) are limited to the duration of the express warranty.

Some states do not allow exclusions of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions and limitations 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.

Countries Other than the United States or Canada This warranty is not valid in Mexico. Customers who have purchased Toro products outside the United States or Canada should contact their Toro Distributor (Dealer) to obtain guarantee policies for your country, province, or state. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your Distributor's service or have difficulty obtaining guarantee information, contact the Toro importer. I

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FAQs

What is the maintenance schedule for a Toro zero-turn mower? ›

Check and clean the engine-cooling fins and shrouds. Every 200 hours • Change the engine-oil filter. Every 250 hours • Replace the primary air filter (more often in dirty or dusty conditions). Check the safety air filter (more often in dirty or dusty conditions).

What is the break in period for a Toro TimeCutter? ›

Allow 40 to 50 hours of break-in time for new machines to develop full power and best performance. The safety-interlock system is designed to prevent the engine from starting unless: The blade-control switch (PTO) is disengaged. The motion-control levers are in the Park position.

What engine does the Toro TimeCutter use? ›

Specifications
ArmrestsStandard
Engine24 HP** Kohler Twin 7000 Series Pro Air Cleaner
Engine BrandKohler
Engine Displacement (cc)725 cc
Engine Horsepower24.0 hp
35 more rows

How often should you change oil in Toro zero-turn mower? ›

This can be difficult, as engine oil is often out-of-sight, and therefore out-of-mind. But, Toro recommends that the oil be changed every 100 hours, or after the first 5 hours for brand-new Toro zero-turn mowers. Luckily, it is an easy process that anyone can learn how to do.

How often should I change the hydraulic oil in Zero Turn? ›

The Frequency of Changing Hydraulic Fluid

If the mower's oil is still in good condition, you can change it after 1000 hours of operation. A lawnmower's 1000-hour service life takes around six months to complete. If you don't use the mower zero-turn mower too much, the six months should be fine.

Is 500 hours a lot for a zero-turn mower? ›

Based on that usage, a lower-quality line of residential mowers is expected to last 450-500 hours, while a John Deere residential lawn mower will last around 1,000-1,500 hours. Those estimates are made assuming that proper care and regular maintenance are taking place.

How many hours does a Toro zero-turn mower last? ›

On average, a well-maintained zero-turn mower can last around 1,500 to 2,500 hours.

How much time do you save with a zero-turn mower? ›

Reduce Mowing Time by up to 50%

Here are some of the time-saving features of zero turn technology: Maneuver Around Obstacles: The maneuverability of zero turn mowers allows you to mow around trees, flower beds and other obstacles more easily than with a steering wheel vehicle such as a riding lawn tractor.

Are zero-turn mowers easy to flip? ›

Con: Unsafe to use on uneven surfaces and slopes

Zero-turn mowers can flip over when riding over uneven surfaces or slopes exceeding 10 degrees.

Are zero-turn mowers hard to steer? ›

In fact, one of the most common questions we get is, “Are zero turn mowers hard to drive?” Although it is different than what you were used to, it is not difficult, and most people find it very intuitive.

Is a Toro TimeCutter a commercial mower? ›

The Toro TimeCutter SS4225 zero-turn mower is designed to handle larger yards and is even capable of some smaller commercial landscaping projects. While many folks with about a half an acre opt for zero-turn mowers, this mower can easily handle over an acre in a modest time.

Does Toro make a good zero turn? ›

Toro TimeCutter Zero-Turn Riding Mower

Our testing team member normally spends an hour and a half cutting her half-acre lawn with a self-propelled mower, navigating up a hill and around trees, utility boxes, and a patio. While testing, this mower truly proved to be a time cutter, as it took her as little as 35 minutes.

Are Toro engines made in China? ›

The Chinese engines which Toro is using are built by the Loncin corporation in Chongqing, China. But internet chatter is they are very good, even better than briggs and kohler.

How often should you service your zero-turn mower? ›

A homeowner likely needs to change their mower engine oil annually. Professionals should check and change their ZTR's oil more often, with the environment a leading factor in how often oil changes are required. Just like with the air filter, dry, dusty, and dirty conditions will mean more frequent changes.

How often do you need to change the blades on a zero-turn mower? ›

Blade erosion can happen over time due to yard debris, so be sure sure to inspect the thickness of the mower blade. For the average homeowner, a good rule of thumb is to replace your mower blades annually. Sharpening mower blades on a regular basis will prolong the life of your blades.

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