Toro Recycler 22 Manual

Form No. 3442-174 Rev A  
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2in Recycler Lawn Mower  
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Model No. 21472—Serial No. 400000000 and Up  
Operator's Manual  
Introduction  
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This rotary-blade, walk-behind lawn mower is intended  
to be used by residential homeowners. It is designed  
primarily for cutting grass on well-maintained lawns on  
residential properties. Using this product for purposes  
other than its intended use could prove dangerous to  
you and bystanders.  
Figure 2  
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.  
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.  
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.  
Visit www.Toro.com for more information, including  
safety tips, 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.  
The enclosed engine owner's manual is supplied  
for information regarding the US Environmental  
Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Emission  
Control Regulation of emission systems, maintenance,  
and warranty. Replacements may be ordered through  
the engine manufacturer.  
Important: With your mobile device, you can  
scan the QR code on the serial number decal (if  
equipped) to access warranty, parts, and other  
product information.  
Gross or Net Torque: The gross or net torque  
of this engine was laboratory rated by the engine  
manufacturer in accordance with the Society of  
Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1940 or J2723. As  
configured to meet safety, emission, and operating  
requirements, the actual engine torque on this class  
of mower will be significantly lower. Please refer to  
the engine manufacturer’s information included with  
the machine.  
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Figure 1  
WARNING  
1.  
Model and serial number location  
CALIFORNIA  
Proposition 65 Warning  
The engine exhaust from this product  
contains chemicals known to the State of  
California to cause cancer, birth defects,  
or other reproductive harm.  
Model No.  
Serial No.  
Use of this product may cause exposure  
to chemicals known to the State of  
California to cause cancer, birth defects,  
or other reproductive harm.  
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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2020—The Toro® Company  
111 Lyndale Avenue South  
Bloomington, MN 55420  
Original Instructions (EN)  
Printed in Mexico  
All Rights Reserved  
*3442-174*  
Register at www.Toro.com.  
Contents  
Safety  
Introduction ............................................................... 1  
Safety ....................................................................... 2  
General Safety ................................................... 2  
Safety and Instructional Decals .......................... 3  
Setup ........................................................................ 4  
This machine has been designed in accordance with  
ANSI B71.1-2017.  
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 or death.  
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2
Assembling and Unfolding the Handle.............. 4  
Installing the Recoil-Starter Rope in the  
Rope Guide..................................................... 5  
Adding Oil to the Engine................................... 6  
Assembling the Grass Bag............................... 6  
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Read, understand, and follow the instructions  
and warnings in this Operator’s Manual and on  
the machine and attachments before starting the  
engine.  
Product Overview ..................................................... 8  
Specifications .................................................... 8  
Attachments/Accessories................................... 8  
Operation .................................................................. 9  
Before Operation ................................................... 9  
Before Operation Safety ..................................... 9  
Filling the Fuel Tank............................................ 9  
Checking the Engine-Oil Level.......................... 10  
Adjusting the Handle Height ............................. 10  
Adjusting the Cutting Height ..............................11  
During Operation ................................................. 12  
During Operation Safety ................................... 12  
Starting the Engine ........................................... 12  
Using the Self-Propel Drive............................... 13  
Shutting Off the Engine..................................... 13  
Recycling the Clippings .................................... 13  
Bagging the Clippings....................................... 14  
Operating the Bag-on-Demand Lever ............... 15  
Operating Tips ................................................. 15  
After Operation .................................................... 16  
After Operation Safety ...................................... 16  
Cleaning Under the Machine ............................ 16  
Folding the Handle ........................................... 16  
Maintenance ........................................................... 18  
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s) ........... 18  
Maintenance Safety.......................................... 18  
Preparing for Maintenance ............................... 18  
Servicing the Air Filter....................................... 19  
Changing the Engine Oil................................... 19  
Replacing the Blade.......................................... 20  
Adjusting the Self-Propel Drive ......................... 21  
Storage ................................................................... 21  
Storage Safety.................................................. 21  
Preparing the Machine for Storage ................... 21  
Removing the Machine from Storage................ 21  
Do not put your hands or feet near moving parts or  
under the machine. Keep clear of any discharge  
opening.  
Do not operate the machine without all guards  
and other safety protective devices in place and  
functioning properly on the machine.  
Keep bystanders and children out of the operating  
area. Do not allow children to operate the machine.  
Allow only people who are responsible, trained,  
familiar with the instructions, and physically  
capable to operate the machine.  
Stop the machine, shut off the engine, and wait for  
all moving parts to stop 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 Danger—personal safety  
instruction. Failure to comply with these instructions  
may result in personal injury or death.  
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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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Manufacturer's Mark  
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This mark indicates that the blade is identified as a part  
from the original machine manufacturer.  
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Recycling mode  
2. Bagging mode  
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Warning—read the Operator's Manual.  
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Cutting/dismemberment hazard of hand, mower  
blade—stay away from moving parts; keep all guards and  
shields in place.  
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Cutting/dismemberment hazard of hand, mower  
blade—disconnect the spark-plug wire before performing  
maintenance.  
4
Thrown object hazard—keep bystanders away; shut off the  
engine before leaving the operating position; pick up any  
debris before mowing.  
5.  
Cutting/dismemberment hazard of foot, mower blade—do  
not operate up and down slopes; operate side to side on  
slopes; look behind you when moving in reverse.  
3
Setup  
Important: Remove and discard the protective plastic sheet that covers the engine and any other  
plastic or wrapping on the machine.  
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Assembling and Unfolding the Handle  
No Parts Required  
Procedure  
Note: Ensure that the cables are routed on the outside of the handle and are not pinched (D of Figure 3).  
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Figure 3  
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2
Installing the Recoil-Starter Rope in the Rope Guide  
No Parts Required  
Procedure  
Important: To start the engine safely and easily whenever you use the machine, install the recoil-starter  
rope in the rope guide.  
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Figure 4  
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3
Adding Oil to the Engine  
No Parts Required  
Procedure  
Important: If the oil level in the engine is too low or too high and you run the engine, you may damage  
the engine.  
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Figure 5  
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Assembling the Grass Bag  
No Parts Required  
Procedure  
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Figure 6  
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