Toro LX500 Operator's Manual

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Form No. 3354-973
LX500 Lawn Tractor
Model No. 13AP60RP744 – 1 K243H1200 and Up
Original Instructions (EN)
Register your product at
769-02256A (12/21/05)

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    Form No. 3354-973 LX500 Lawn Tractor Model No. 13AP60RP744 – 1 K243H1200 and Up Original Instructions (EN) Register your product at 769-02256A (12/21/05)

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    A sample model plate is also illustrated below. You can locate the model plate by looking at the underside of the tractor‘s seat. This information will be necessary to use the manufacturer’s web site and/or help from a Toro Service Dealer. MODEL NUMBER...

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    (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your Toro service dealer or contact Toro at 8111 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, IN 55420-0019.

  • Page 4: Slope Operation

    29. If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good judgment. Contact a Toro Service Dealer for assistance. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over accidents which can result in severe injury or death.

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    CHILDREN 1. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. They do not understand the dangers. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.

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    If the blades do not stop within the this time frame, your unit should be serviced professionally by a Toro Service Dealer. 4. Check brake operation frequently as it is subjected to wear during normal operation. Adjust and service as required.

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    SECTION 2: SAFETY LABELS Safety labels found on your lawn tractor are illustrated below (3/4 actual size). Always follow their instructions and head their warnings. The label part number is listed below each. If you discover a safety label is scratched, damaged or missing, order a replacement immediately.

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    SECTION 3: INSTRUCTIONAL LABELS Instructional labels found on your lawn tractor are illustrated below (3/4 actual size). Always follow their instructions and heed their warnings. If you discover a label is scratched, damaged or missing, order a replacement immediately. FAST SLOW...

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  • Page 10: Tire Pressure

    SECTION 5: TRACTOR SET-UP Gas and Oil Fill-up Use only clean, fresh (under 30 days old), unleaded gasoline. Fill tank to no more than 1/2 inch below the top of the filler neck to allow space for fuel expansion. WARNING: Use extreme care when handling gasoline.

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    • Make certain the hold-down rod is in position over the battery, securing it in place. See Figure 2. Rubber Boot Hex Nut Hex Bolt Figure 2 NOTE: If the battery is put into service after the date shown on top of battery, charge the battery as instructed on page 26 of this manual prior to operating the tractor.

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    SECTION 6: KNOW YOUR LAWN TRACTOR A Systems Indicator Monitor/Hour Meter B PTO (Blade Engage) Knob C Choke Control D Parking Brake Lever E Shift Lever F Cup Holder NOTE: Any reference in this manual to the RIGHT or LEFT side of the tractor is observed from operator’s position. NOTE: Steering Wheel not shown for clarity.

  • Page 13: Throttle Control, Choke Control, Brake Pedal

    Throttle Control The throttle control lever is located on the left side of the tractor’s dash panel. This lever controls the speed of the engine. When set in a given position, the throttle will maintain a uniform engine speed. When operating the IMPORTANT: tractor with the cutting deck engaged, be certain that the...

  • Page 14: Cruise Control, Parking Brake

    Refer to the MAINTENANCE section of this manual for the proper battery charging procedure or have the charging system checked by an authorized Toro Service Dealer. Electric PTO / Blade Engage Knob To engage the power to the...

  • Page 15: Safety Interlock System

    Before each use, check the safety interlock system for proper operation. If the interlock system should ever malfunction, do not operate the tractor. Contact a Toro service dealer. • The safety interlock system prevents the engine...

  • Page 16: Starting The Engine, Driving The Tractor, Driving On Slopes, Stopping The Engine

    Starting the Engine WARNING: Do not operate the tractor if the interlock system is malfunctioning. This system was designed for your safety and protection. NOTE: Refer to the TRACTOR SET-UP on page 10 of this manual for Gasoline and Oil fill-up instructions. •...

  • Page 17: Engaging The Parking Brake

    Stop machine if anyone enters the area. This tractor is equipped with one of Toro’s quality cutting decks. The following information will be helpful when using the cutting deck with your tractor.

  • Page 18: Leveling The Deck

    SECTION 8: MAKING ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine is running, Leveling the Deck NOTE: Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing any deck leveling adjustments. Refer to Tires on page 25 for information regarding tire pressure. Front To Rear The front of the cutting deck is supported by a stabilizer bar that can adjusted to level the deck from front to rear.

  • Page 19: Parking Brake Adjustment, Steering Adjustment

    Parking Brake Adjustment WARNING: Never attempt to adjust the brakes while the engine is running. Always disengage PTO, move shift lever into neutral position, stop engine and remove key to prevent unintended starting. If the tractor does not come to a complete stop when the brake pedal is completely depressed, or if the tractor’s rear wheels can roll with the parking brake applied, the brake is in need of adjustment.

  • Page 20: Seat Adjustment

    Seat Adjustment To adjust the position of the seat, loosen the two knobs on the bottom of the seat. See Figure 12. Slide the seat forward or rearward as desired. Retighten the two knobs. Knobs Figure 12...

  • Page 21: Adding Oil, Checking Oil Level

    Warranty repairs must be performed by a Toro Dealer. Engine Oil The engine-crankcase is filled with 10W-30 ship-away oil at the factory.

  • Page 22: Changing The Engine Oil

    The engine may overheat and/or damage IMPORTANT: may result if the oil level is below the ADD or over the FULL on the dipstick. • Reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick securely onto the oil fill tube. The oil fill cap/dipstick must be installed IMPORTANT: securely onto the tube at all times when the engine is operating.

  • Page 23: Air Filter

    If leaks are present, have your engine IMPORTANT: serviced by a Toro dealer before operating the tractor. Air Filter The engine is equipped with a replaceable, high density paper air cleaner element and an oiled, foam precleaner.

  • Page 24: Lubrication

    • Check the gap using a feeler gauge and adjust, if necessary, by carefully bending the ground electrode. See Figure 14. Set the spark plug gap to .76 mm (0.030 in.). Feeler Gauge Spark Plug Ground Electrode Figure 14 • Reinstall the spark plug into the cylinder head.

  • Page 25: Cutting Blades, Fuse & Tires

    SECTION 10: SERVICE WARNING: Before servicing, repairing, or inspecting, always disengage PTO, set parking brake, stop engine and remove key to prevent unintended starting. Tires WARNING: Never exceed the maximum inflation pressure shown on the sidewall of the tire. The recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 10 psi for the rear tires and 14 psi for the front tires.

  • Page 26: Cutting Deck Removal, Battery

    When replacing the blade, be sure to IMPORTANT: install the blade with the side of the blade marked ‘‘Bottom’’ (or with a part number stamped in it) facing the ground when the mower is in the operating position. Use a torque wrench to tighten the blade IMPORTANT: spindle hex flange nut to between 70 lbs-ft.

  • Page 27: Changing The Deck Belt

    • Route the new belt as shown below. • Remount the belt guards removed earlier. Electric PTO Clutch Idler Pulleys Belt Guard Pivoting Idler Pulley 3/8” Square Hole Figure 20 Carefully allow the ratchet to pivot LX500...

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    SECTION 11: OFF-SEASON STORAGE Clean and lubricate the tractor as instructed in Section 7: MAINTAINING YOUR LAWN TRACTOR on page 21 of this manual before storing for an extended period. Engine If the engine will be out of service for two months or more, use the following storage procedure: •...

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    SECTION 12: MAINTENANCE CHART Before After Initial Every Every Every Every Prior Each Use 24 Hours 10 Hours 25 Hours 100 Hours Season to Storing Clean Hood/Dash Louvers Check Engine Oil Level Clean and Re-oil Air Filter’s Foam Precleaner Replace Air Filter Element Change Engine Oil &...

  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    SECTION 13: TROUBLESHOOTING Trouble Possible Cause(s) Engine fails to start PTO (Blade Engage) knob engaged. Parking brake not engaged. Spark plug wire(s) disconnected. Cchoke control not in correct starting position. Choke not activated Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel. Blocked fuel line. Faulty spark plug.

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    Weight (approximate) * Toro reserves the right to change product specifications, design, and standard equipment without notice and without incurring obligation ** Kohler’s horsepower ratings exceed Society of Automotive Engineers Small Engine Test Code J1940. Actual engine horsepower is lower and affected by, but not limited to, accessories (air cleaner, exhaust, charging, cooling, fuel pump, etc.), application, engine speed and ambient...

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    You are responsible for presenting your equipment to an Authorized Service Dealer as soon as the problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have a question regarding your warranty coverage, you should contact The Toro® Company at 1-952–948–4027 or call us toll free at the number listed in your Toro Warranty statement.

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    Please see the operator’s manual for information on required maintenance and service intervals. The limited warranty set forth below is given by The Toro Company (“Toro”) with respect to new merchandise purchased or leased and used in the United States and/or its territories and possessions, and by Toro with respect to new merchandise purchased or leased and used in Canada and/or its territories and possessions.

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  • Dennis Barber May 12, 2016 01:04:
    Need part number for Pto clutch for LX500 model number 13AP60RP74​4