Toro TimeCutter SW 4200 Operator's Manual

Toro TimeCutter SW 4200 Operator's Manual

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Register at
Original Instructions (EN)
Riding Mower
Model No. 74675—Serial No. 315000001 and Up
Model No. 74680—Serial No. 315000001 and Up
Form No. 3393-656 Rev A
SW 4200 or SW 5000
*3393-656* A


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  • Page 1 Form No. 3393-656 Rev A TimeCutter ® SW 4200 or SW 5000 Riding Mower Model No. 74675—Serial No. 315000001 and Up Model No. 74680—Serial No. 315000001 and Up g027698 *3393-656* A Register at Original Instructions (EN)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    G014523 Go to to view specifications on your mower Figure 1 model. Under the seat This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002 1.
  • Page 3 Breaking in a New Machine........18 Cleaning and Storage ..........52 Think Safety First ...........19 Troubleshooting ............53 Starting the Engine ..........21 Schematics ..............55 Operating the Parking Brake (SmartPark ™ ) ....21 Operating the Blades..........21 Stopping the Engine ..........22 Driving the Machine ..........22 Stopping the Machine ..........23 Mowing in Reverse ..........23 Adjusting the Height-of-Cut ........23...
  • Page 4: Safety

    Toro designed and tested this mower for reasonably safe Important: Long hair, loose clothing or jewelry may service; however, failure to comply with the following get tangled in moving parts.
  • Page 5: Maintenance And Storage

    Maintenance and Storage • Stop on level ground, disengage drives, engage the parking brake (if provided), shut off the engine before • Disengage drives, set the parking brake, stop the engine, leaving the operator's position for any reason, including and remove the key or disconnect spark-plug wire. Wait emptying the catchers or unclogging the chute.
  • Page 6: Toro Mower Safety

    Removing standard original equipment parts and accessories may alter the warranty, traction, and safety of the machine. Failure to use original Toro parts could cause serious injury or death. Making unauthorized changes to the engine, fuel or venting system, may violate...
  • Page 7: Model 74675

    Model 74680 • Replace all parts including, but not limited to, tires, belts, blades, and fuel system components with original Toro parts. Sound Pressure • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. This unit has a sound pressure level at the operator’s ear of 93 dBA, which includes an Uncertainty Value (K) of 1 dBA.
  • Page 8: Slope Indicator

    Slope Indicator G011841 Figure 3 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.
  • Page 9: Safety And Instructional Decals

    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 lost. 93-7009 1. Warning—don't operate the mower with the deflector up or removed;...
  • Page 10 112-9840 1. Read the Operator's 3. Remove the ignition key Manual. and read the instructions before servicing or performing maintenance. 2. Height-of-cut 114-1606 120-5470 1. Entanglement hazard, belt—keep all guards in place. Certain models 1. Height-of-cut 121-2989 1. Bypass lever position for 2.
  • Page 11 Battery Symbols Some or all of these symbols are on your battery 1. Explosion hazard 6. Keep bystanders a safe distance from the battery. 2. No fire, open flame, or 7. Wear eye protection; smoking. explosive gases can 131-3620 cause blindness and other injuries 1.
  • Page 12 131-3665 1. Blade spinning 3. Read the Operator's Manual. 2. Reverse 131-3954 1. On 2. Off 131-3955 1. On 2. Off 131-4036 1. The maximum drawbar 2. Read the Operator's pull is 36 kg (80 lb). Manual.
  • Page 13 132-0870 1. Warning—read the Operator's Manual. 3. Bodily harm hazard—no riders; look 5. Ramp tipping hazard—when loading behind you when mowing in reverse. 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;...
  • Page 14 121-0772 1. Fast 4. Choke 2. Continuous-variable setting 5. Power take-off (PTO), blade-control switch 3. Slow...
  • Page 15 121-0773 1. Fast 4. Choke 2. Continuous-variable setting 5. Power take-off (PTO), blade-control switch 3. Slow...
  • Page 16: Product Overview

    Product Overview Figure 6 1. Operating–in–Reverse 3. Fuel-presence window warning light 2. Key Choice key (blue in color) Ignition Switch g027935 The ignition switch has 3 positions—Off, Run and Start. The Figure 4 key will turn to Start and move back to Run upon release. Turning the key to the Off position will stop the engine;...
  • Page 17: Operation

    Key Choice ® Switch Operation This switch allows you to mow in reverse when it is activated. Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine To activate it, turn the switch to on and release it after the from the normal operating position.
  • Page 18: Checking The Engine-Oil Level

    Note: A fuel stabilizer/conditioner is most effective DANGER when mixed with fresh gasoline. To minimize the chance In certain conditions during fueling, static of varnish deposits in the fuel system, use fuel stabilizer electricity can be released causing a spark which at all times.
  • Page 19: Think Safety First

    Think Safety First CAUTION This machine produces sound levels in excess of 85 Operating Safety dBA at the operators ear and can cause hearing loss through extended periods of exposure. Please carefully read all of the safety instructions and decals in the safety section.
  • Page 20 Understanding the Safety-interlock Note: The engine should remain running. System 9. Return to the seat, disengage the parking brake by pushing the SmartPark switch to the Off position. WARNING Note: The engine should remain running. If safety-interlock switches are disconnected or 10.
  • Page 21: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine Operating the Blades Important: Do not engage the starter for more than The blade control switch, represented by a power take-off 5 seconds at a time. Engaging the starter motor for (PTO) symbol, engages and disengages power to the mower more than 5 seconds can damage the starter motor.
  • Page 22: Stopping The Engine

    Stopping the Engine 1. Disengage the blades by pushing the blade-control switch to Off (Figure 12). 2. Move the throttle lever to the Fast position. 3. Turn the ignition key to Off and remove the key. Driving the Machine Figure 13 This machine has the characteristics of both a garden tractor and a zero-turn machine.
  • Page 23: Stopping The Machine

    Stopping the Machine 4. Perform the mowing. 5. When finished mowing, remove the KeyChoice key To stop the machine, release the traction-control pedal, (Figure disengage the blade-control switch, ensure the throttle is in the fast positions, set the parking brake and turn the ignition Note: Once you deactivate the interlock, it stays in key to off.
  • Page 24: Positioning The Seat

    Positioning the Seat Adjusting the Anti-scalp Rollers (for 107 cm (42-inch) Mower Decks) Whenever you change the height-of-cut, it is recommended to adjust the height of the anti-scalp rollers. Note: Adjust the anti-scalp rollers so the rollers do not touch the ground in normal, flat mowing areas.
  • Page 25: Pushing The Machine By Hand

    2. Stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operating position. 3. Adjust the anti-scalp rollers (Figure 18) to match the closest height-of-cut position. G010233 g017303 Figure 19 Figure 18 1. Bypass-lever locations 3.
  • Page 26: Converting To Side Discharge (For Models With 107 Cm (42-Inch) Decks)

    Converting to Side Discharge (for models with 107 cm (42-inch) decks) The mower deck and mower blades shipped with this machine were designed for optimum mulching and side discharge performance. Removing the Discharge Cover for the Side Discharge 1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the G005667 blade-control switch.
  • Page 27: Converting To Side Discharge (For Models With 127 Cm (50-Inch) Decks)

    4. Remove the 2 knobs and curved washers that secure the right baffle to the mower (Figure 23). Figure 23 1. Knob 3. Baffle stud coming through the mower 2. Curved washer 5. Remove the right baffle and lower the grass deflector over the discharge opening as shown in Figure 23 Figure...
  • Page 28 Installing the Right Baffle for Mulching WARNING 1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the Open holes in the mower expose you and blade-control switch. others to thrown debris which can cause severe injury. 2. Ensure the parking brake is engaged, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop •...
  • Page 29: Transporting The Machine

    Transporting the Machine Loading the Machine Use a heavy-duty trailer or truck to transport the machine. Use extreme caution when loading or unloading machines Ensure that the trailer or truck has all necessary brakes, onto a trailer or a truck. Use a full-width ramp that is wider lighting, and marking as required by law.
  • Page 30 WARNING Loading a machine onto a trailer or truck increases the possibility of tip-over and could cause serious injury or death. • 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.
  • Page 31: Operating Tips

    If a blade is damaged or worn, replace Cutting 1/3 of the Grass Blade it immediately with a genuine Toro replacement blade. It is best to cut only about 1/3 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.
  • Page 32: Maintenance

    Maintenance Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position. Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s) Maintenance Service Maintenance Procedure Interval • Change the engine oil. After the first 5 hours • Check the engine-oil level. • Clean the air-intake screen. Before each use or daily •...
  • Page 33: Premaintenance Procedures

    Premaintenance Raising the Front of the Machine Procedures If the front of the machine needs to be raised, use the very front edge as show in Figure Raising the Seat Important: To prevent damage to the steering Ensure the parking brake is engaged and lift the seat forward. mechanism, ensure the very front edge of the machine is used for jacking points.
  • Page 34: Lubrication

    Lubrication Engine Maintenance Greasing the Bearings Servicing the Air Cleaner Note: Service the air cleaner more frequently (every few Service Interval: Every 25 hours—Grease all the lubrication points. hours) if operating conditions are extremely dusty or sandy. Grease Type: No. 2 general purpose, lithium-base grease Removing the Elements 1.
  • Page 35: Servicing The Engine Oil

    g027802 Figure 34 Figure 35 Servicing the Foam Element Service Interval: Every 25 hours/Monthly (whichever Checking the Engine-Oil Level comes first)—Clean the foam element (more often in dusty, dirty conditions). Service Interval: Before each use or daily Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes Note: Check the oil when the engine is cold.
  • Page 36: Changing The Engine Oil

    g027799 G027475 Figure 36 Changing the Engine Oil 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). Note: Dispose of the used oil at a recycling center. 1.
  • Page 37: Servicing The Spark Plug

    Changing the Engine-Oil Filter 4. Change the oil filter before adding engine oil. Refer to Changing the Engine-Oil Filter (page 37). Service Interval: Every 100 hours/Yearly (whichever comes 5. Slowly pour approximately 80% of the specified oil first)—Change the oil filter (more often into the filler tube and slowly add the additional oil to in dusty, dirty conditions).
  • Page 38: Cleaning The Cooling System

    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 Air gap: 0.76 mm (0.03 inch) Removing the Spark Plug 25-30 N-m 1.
  • Page 39: Fuel System Maintenance

    Fuel System Maintenance DANGER In certain conditions, gasoline is extremely g027939 flammable and highly explosive. A fire or explosion from gasoline 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 gasoline that spills.
  • Page 40: Electrical System Maintenance

    Electrical System 5. Slide the rubber cover up the positive (red) cable. Disconnect the positive (red) cable from the battery Maintenance post (Figure 44). Retain all fasteners. 6. Remove the battery hold-down (Figure 44) and lift the battery from the battery tray. WARNING CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning...
  • Page 41: Installing The Battery

    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: • Main—F1-30 amp, blade-type • Charge Circuit—F2-25 amp, blade-type 1. Remove the screws securing the control panel to the Figure 45 machine.
  • Page 42: Drive System Maintenance

    Drive System 2. Locate the shaft on the electric brake where the brake link arms are connected. Maintenance 3. Rotate the shaft forward to release the brake. Checking the Tire Pressure Service Interval: Every 25 hours—Check tire pressure. Maintain the air pressure in the front and rear tires as specified.
  • Page 43: Mower Maintenance

    If a blade is damaged or worn, replace 2. Curved area 4. Damage it immediately with a genuine Toro replacement blade. For convenient sharpening and replacement, you may want to keep extra blades on hand. Checking for Bent Blades...
  • Page 44 2. Measurement (position used previously) optimum performance and continued safety conformance 3. Opposing side of blade being moved into measurement of the machine, use genuine Toro replacement blades. position Replacement blades made by other manufacturers may result in non-conformance with safety standards.
  • Page 45: Leveling The Mower Deck

    Important: The curved part of the blade must be pointing 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 54). 3. Torque the blade bolt to 47 to 88 N-m (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...
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Front-To-Rear Blade Slope

    G005278 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 46). Adjusting the Front-to-Rear Blade Slope Check the front-to-rear blade level any time you install the mower.
  • Page 47: Removing The Mower

    10. When the front-to-rear blade slope is correct check the side-to-side level of the mower again, refer to Side-to-Side Leveling (page 45). Removing the Mower 1. Park the machine on a level surface and disengage the blade-control switch. 2. Ensure the parking brake is engaged, stop the engine, G009659 remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop Figure 61...
  • Page 48: Installing The Mower

    Replacing the Grass Deflector Service Interval: Before each use or daily—Inspect 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.
  • Page 49: Mower Belt Maintenance

    Refer to Releasing the Mower-Deck Curtain (page 33). 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 of the pulleys...
  • Page 50 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 66 Figure 67). 8. Tighten the bottom 2 bolts for the mower-deck curtain to the mower deck. Refer to Releasing the Mower-Deck Curtain (page 33).
  • Page 51: Cleaning

    Cleaning Cleaning Under the Front of the Machine Service Interval: After each use—Check and clean the front of the machine. Remove debris under the front of the machine with compressed air or by hand with a brush (Figure 68). Note: Do not use water to clean under the front of the machine, this can cause build up of debris.
  • Page 52: Storage

    Storage plug(s) removed from the engine, pour two tablespoons of engine oil into the spark plug hole. Use the starter to crank the engine and distribute the oil inside the Cleaning and Storage cylinder. Install the spark plug(s). Do not install the wire on the spark plug(s).
  • Page 53 Troubleshooting Problem Possible Cause Corrective Action The fuel tank is showing signs of 1. The air cleaner paper element clogged. 1. Clean the paper element. collapsing or the machine is showing signs of frequently running out of fuel. The engine overheats. 1.
  • Page 54 Problem Possible Cause Corrective Action There is abnormal vibration. 1. The engine mounting bolts are loose. 1. Tighten the engine mounting bolts. 2. The engine pulley, idler pulley, or blade 2. Tighten the appropriate pulley. pulley is loose. 3. The engine pulley is damaged. 3.
  • Page 55 Schematics Electrical Diagram (Rev. A)
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  • Page 59 The Way Toro Uses Information Toro may use your personal information to process warranty claims, to contact you in the event of a product recall and for any other purpose which we tell you about. Toro may share your information with Toro's affiliates, dealers or other business partners in connection with any of these activities. We will not sell your personal information to any other company.
  • Page 60 Authorized Toro Service Dealer. tractor structure that other components such as the engine are secured to, cracks or breaks in normal use, it will be repaired or replaced, at Toro's option, under warranty at no cost for parts and General Conditions labor.

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