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Form No. 3328-682 Rev A Super Recycler) Walk Power Lawn Mower Model No. 20038–Serial No. 230000001 and Up Operator’s Manual Para obtener una versión gratis de este manual en español, escriba a la dirección indicada más abajo. Asegúrese de indicar el modelo y el número de serie de su producto. Pour obtenir gratuitement une version en français de ce manuel, écrivez à l’adresse cidessous. N’oubliez pas d’indiquer les numéros de modèle et de série de votre produit. The Toro Company, Attn: Parts Dept., 8111 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420-1196.
Domestic English (EN) Warning The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Important This engine is not equipped with a spark arrester muffler. It is a violation of California Public Resource Code Section 4442 to use or operate this engine on any forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land. Other states or federal areas may have similar laws. This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002. Ce système d’allumage par étincelle de véhicule est conforme à la norme NMB-002 du Canada. The enclosed Engine Owner’s Manual is supplied for information regarding The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Emission Control Regulation of emission systems, maintenance and warranty. Keep this engine Owner’s Manual with your unit. Should this engine Owner’s Manual become damaged or illegible, replace immediately. Replacements may be ordered through the engine manufacturer. Operating Tips Maintenance . Recommended Maintenance Schedule . Checking the Engine Oil Level . Cleaning under the Housing Servicing the Air Filter . Servicing the Spark Plug Changing the Engine Oil Maintaining the Blade Adjusting the Self-propel Drive Cable Lubricating the Self-propel Drive . Cleaning under the Belt Cover Cleaning the Cooling System . Emptying the Fuel Tank . Folding the Handle . Storage . Preparing the Fuel System . Preparing the Engine . General Information Removing From Storage Accessories . Troubleshooting The Toro Starting Guarantee The Toro Total Coverage Guarantee Page 11 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 15 17 17 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 22 24 Contents Page Introduction . 2 Safety 3 General Lawn Mower Safety . 3 Safety and Instruction Decals . 5 Setup 6 Loose Parts . 6 Installing the Handle . 6 Installing the Starter Rope . 7 Before Starting . 7 Filling the Crankcase with Oil 7 Filling the Fuel Tank with Gasoline 7 Reviewing the Maintenance Schedule 8 Operation . 8 Controls . 8 Starting the Engine . 9 Stopping the Engine 9 Using the Self-propel Drive 9 Adjusting the Cutting Height . 9 Using the Grass Bag 10 Introduction Read this manual carefully to learn how to operate and maintain your product properly. The information in this manual can help you and others avoid injury and product damage. Although Toro designs and produces safe products, you are responsible for operating the product properly and safely. 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 illustrates the location of the model and serial numbers on the product. 1 1064 Figure 1 1. Location of the model and serial numbers W 2002 by The Toro Company 8111 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420-1196 Printed in the USA 2 Write the product model and serial numbers in the space below: This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death. Improperly using or maintaining this lawn mower can result in injury. To reduce the potential for injury, comply with these safety instructions. Model No. Serial No. This manual identifies potential hazards and has special safety messages that help you and others avoid personal injury and even death. Danger, Warning, and Caution are signal words used to identify the level of hazard. However, regardless of the hazard, be extremely careful. Danger signals an extreme hazard that will cause serious injury or death if you do not follow the recommended precautions. Warning signals a hazard that may cause serious injury or death if you do not follow the recommended precautions. Caution signals a hazard that may cause minor or moderate injury if you do not follow the recommended precautions. This manual uses 2 other words to highlight information. Important calls attention to special mechanical information and Note: emphasizes general information worthy of special attention. General Lawn Mower Safety The following instructions have been adapted from the ANSI/OPEI standard B71.1–1998 and ISO standard 5395:1990(E). Information or terminology specific to Toro lawn mowers is enclosed in parenthesis. This lawn mower is capable of amputating hands and feet and of throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. Training · Read this operator’s manual carefully. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the lawn mower before starting it. · Never allow children to operate the lawn mower. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator. · Never allow adults unfamiliar with these instructions to operate the lawn mower. · Never mow while people (especially children) or pets are nearby. Stop the lawn mower if anyone enters the area. · Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the lawn mower and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. · Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of a responsible adult. · Be alert and turn the lawn mower off if children enter the area. · Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. · Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their property. · See the manufacturer’s instructions for proper operation and installation of accessories. Use only the accessories that are approved by the manufacturer. Safety This lawn mower meets or exceeds the CPSC blade safety requirements for walk-behind rotary lawn mowers and the B71.1 specifications of the American National Standards Institute in effect at the time of production. Toro designed and tested this lawn mower to offer reasonably safe service; however, failure to comply with the following instructions may result in personal injury. Warning Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless, deadly poison that can kill you. Do not run the engine indoors or in an enclosed area. To ensure maximum safety, best performance, and to gain knowledge of the product, it is essential that you and any other operator of the lawn mower read and understand the contents of this manual before operating the lawn mower. Preparation · Thoroughly inspect the area where you will use the lawn mower, and remove all stones, sticks, wires, bones, and other foreign objects. 3 · While mowing, always wear substantial footwear and long trousers. · Do not operate the lawn mower when barefoot or wearing open sandals. · Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating the lawn mower. · Warning: Gasoline is highly flammable. Take the following precautions: Store fuel in containers specifically designed for this purpose. Refuel outdoors only and do not smoke while refuelling. Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the cap of the fuel tank or add gasoline while the engine is running or when the engine is hot. If gasoline is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine. Move the lawn mower away from the area of spillage to avoid creating any source of ignition until the gasoline vapors have dissipated. Replace all fuel tank and container caps securely. If you must drain the fuel from the fuel tank, do it outdoors. · Replace faulty mufflers. · Before using, always visually inspect the blades, blade bolts, and cutter assembly for wear or damage. Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts in sets to preserve balance. · On multibladed lawn mowers, use care as rotating one blade can cause the other blades to rotate. · Stop the blade(s) if you must tilt the lawn mower for transportation when crossing surfaces other than grass and when transporting the lawn mower to and from the area to be mowed. · Never operate the lawn mower with damaged or missing guards or shields, or without safety devices (such as deflectors and grass catchers) in place. · Do not change the speed settings on the engine. · Disengage all blade and drive clutches before starting the engine. · Start the engine carefully according to instructions and with feet well away from the blade(s). · Do not tilt the lawn mower when starting the engine, unless you must tilt the lawn mower to start it. In this case, do not tilt it more than absolutely necessary and lift only the part which is away from the operator. · Do not start the engine when standing in front of the discharge chute. · Do not put your hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times. · Never pick up or carry a lawn mower while the engine is running. · Stop the engine and disconnect the spark-plug wire: before clearing blockages or unclogging the chute; …..
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Items and Conditions Not Covered There is no other express warranty except for The Toro Total Coverage Guarantee and special emission system coverage on some products. This warranty does not cover the following: · Any repairs on products used commercially · Normal maintenance including replacement of spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter, and carburetor adjustments Guaranteed to Start Maintenance Record To keep the starting guarantee in effect, you must perform the following maintenance according to the recommended maintenance schedule. Follow the procedures in this operator’s manual and record all maintenance activities on this chart. Date Hours Used Air Cleaner Service (mowers only) Change Oil (does not apply to two-cycle) Lubricate Wheels (mowers only) Check Spark Plug Storage Preparation Date Hours Used Air Cleaner Service (mowers only) Change Oil (does not apply to two-cycle) Lubricate Wheels (mowers only) Check Spark Plug Storage Preparation Part No. 374-0018 Rev. C Gas, Cordless, Electric, and 21 Commercial Duty Walk Mowers The Toro Total Coverage Guarantee A Full Warranty (Limited Warranty for Commercial Use) 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. Conditions and Products Covered The Toro Company and its affiliate, Toro Warranty Company, pursuant to an agreement between them, jointly promise to repair any Toro Product used for normal residential purposes* if defective in materials or workmanship or if it stops functioning due to the failure of a component. The following time periods apply from the date of purchase: Products Super Recyclerr Walk Mowers All Other Mowers All Batteries Warranty Period 5 year full warranty 2 year full warranty 1 year full warranty Items and Conditions Not Covered There is no other express warranty except for special emission system coverage on some products and the Toro Starting Guarantee on GTS Engine. This express warranty does not cover: · Cost of regular maintenance service or parts, such as filters, fuel, lubricants, oil changes, spark plugs, blade sharpening, worn blade, cable/linkage adjustments, or brake and clutch adjustments · Any product or part which has been altered or misused or required replacement or repair due to accidents or lack of proper maintenance · Repairs necessary due to improper fuel, contaminants in the fuel system, or failure to properly prepare the fuel system prior to any period of non-use over three months · Repairs necessary due to improper battery care, electrical supply irregularities, or failure to properly prepare the mower prior to any period of non-use · Pickup and delivery charges All repairs covered by this warranty must be performed by an Authorized Toro Service Dealer using Toro approved replacement parts. This warranty includes the cost of parts and labor, but you must pay transportation costs. This warranty applies to all gas, cordless, and electric consumer walk power mowers. * Normal residential purposes 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. Limited Warranty for Commercial Use Toro Walk Power Mowers used for commercial, institutional, or rental use are warranted against defects in materials or workmanship. Components failing due to normal wear are not covered by this warranty. The following time periods apply from the date of purchase: Products · · 21 Commercial Duty Walk Mowers All Other Mowers Warranty Period Engine 2 year limited 45 day limited Entire Unit 1 year limited 45 day limited General Conditions Repair by an Authorized Toro Service Dealer is your sole remedy under this warranty. 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. 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. 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 Toro Authorized or Master Service Dealer to arrange service at their dealership. To locate a dealer convenient to you, refer to the Yellow Pages of your telephone directory (look under “Lawn Mowers “) or access our website at www.Toro.com. U.S. Customers may also call 800-421-9684 to use our 24-hour Toro dealer locator system. 2. Bring the product and your proof of purchase (sales receipt) to the Service Dealer. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Service Dealer’s analysis or with the assistance provided, contact us at: Customer Care Department, Consumer Division Toro Warranty Company 8111 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420-1196 800-348-2424 (U.S. customers) 877-484-9255 (Canada customers) Countries Other than the United States or Canada Customers who have purchased Toro products exported from 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. If all other remedies fail, you may contact us at Toro Warranty Company. Part No. 374-0000 Rev.