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Toro Lawn Mower Parts: What You Need to Know

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If you know anybody who owns a Toro Lawn Mower, chances are they're a raving fan. Toro is a very popular mower among consumers, largely because of their budget friendly price point and their solid durability. Lawn mowers are an investment, and when you buy one, you expect to own it for years. That's why you want to be able to find quality Toro lawn mower parts, so you can make the necessary maintenance and repairs so you can keep your mower running in peak condition.

If your mower has difficulty starting, makes loud unusual noises or vibrations, or dies unexpectedly, then chances are, it's time to perform some maintenance. Another, common sign is the cut on the grass itself. If your blades need sharpening, you'll notice the tips of the grass have a tendency to turn brown, or they have an uneven cut. This article will help you find the replacement parts you need to resolve this issues for your Toro Lawn Mower.

Toro Mower Side Discharge Chute 

If you don't want to mulch your grass clippings to provide additional nutrients to your lawn and soil, then you'll want to use the side discharge feature on your Toro lawn mower.

Unfortunately, side discharge chutes don't last forever and they're prone to damage and deterioration. However, they can be replaced at a very reasonable price, and they're easy to install. You can purchase an exact replacement made by Toro.

This particular discharge chute is a suitable replacement for nearly all current walk-behind Toro lawn mowers, but with that said, you should always double check your manual to ensure it'll work for your model.

Toro 115-8447 Side Discharge Chute

Toro Side Discharge Chute

Toro Mower Replacement Blades

One of the most common Toro lawn mower parts is the recycler blade which is used to mulch your lawn clippings. This blade delivers sharp cuts to give your grass a crisp, clean finish, but with repeated use, it becomes dull. When this happens, you can either sharpen it or purchase a Toro replacement blade.

The Toro 22" Recycler Blade is an excellent replacement blade. Even if your current blade has plenty of metal left for sharpening, keeping a spare blade on hand is a good idea, especially since they are so inexpensive. If you have one of the smaller 21" Toro mowers, you might want to take a look at the Toro Super Recycler 21" Blade

Toro 22" Recycler Mower Replacement Blade 59534P Display pack contains 131-4547-03 (Genuine).

Toro 22" Recycler Blade

Toro Mower Belts

A lawn mower belt is responsible for connecting the crankshaft pulley to the transmission pulley. It's one of the most critical parts of your mower, and it's also one of the most highly stressed parts. Even a quality belt will need to be placed from time to time.

You'll know when your belt needs to be replaced when the self-drive function of your lawn mower is no longer working. 

All Toro Personal Pace and Variable Speed mowers are self-propelled. Toro drive belts are marketed as V-Belt products, but there are also third-party options available.

If you choose to buy an OEM manufactured belt, it's in your best interest to choose a trusted name such as Oregon Products, which is a company that produces power tools and garden parts for a variety of manufacturers. 

The Toro 91-2258 V-Belt is suitable for any model that uses a 35" belt. This includes the 2001 2004 model, the 20012 2003, and 20003 2006 models.

If you'd like to check out one of the Oregon belts, you can take a look at the Oregon 75-939 Replacement Belt for Toro.

Belts are inexpensive and they are a good Toro replacement part to keep on hand. If you're unsure about the size of the belt that fits your mower, you should consult your user manual for the exact specifications.

Toro 91-2258 V-Belt 35" x 3/8"

Toro V-Belt

Toro Mower Replacement Traction Control Cable

Another possible reason a mower isn't self-driving, could be a failed traction control cable. The traction control cable engages your belt and ensures that the mower gets drive from the spinning blade. If a cable is damaged or snapped, the belt won't grip correctly.

When the traction control cable is faulty it's usually pretty obvious, you'll notice that the hand adjustment will feel slack with little or no resistance. A traction control cable like the Toro 105-1845 fits the majority of Toro mowers, but always check your manual before buying.

It's an inexpensive part, which makes it easy to keep an extra on hand for future use.

Toro Mowers Replacement Wheels

The Toro Recycler and Personal Pace models are popular for their ability to mulch as well as perform standard cutting.

Mulching allows you to leave finely cut clippings on your lawn to be used as instant compost for healthy and great looking grass. The Recycler Series uses Toro's self-drive technology and utilizes the drive belt and traction control cables that were mentioned above.

In addition to those parts, you'll also need the wheels to be in good working order. The powered wheels use specially designed gears which allow for safe and smooth movement. 

If you find your mower has become difficult to push, or its making grinding sounds when its started, then you may have wheels with worn gears. 8" wheels can be replaced with Toro's 8" Wheel Gear Assembly.

Toro 115-4695 8 Inch Wheel Gear Assembly

Toro 8" Wheel Gear Assembly

Toro Riding Lawn Mower Parts

Toro Riding Lawn Mowers are mechanically similar in many ways to a push mower, and if you're performing simple maintenance like blade replacement, you usually won't need the help of a professional technician.

For 42" riding mowers, like the Toro TimeCutter, you'll be able to use a dual blade kit such as the Toro 131-3939-03P 42" Blade Kit. Riding lawn mowers use a dual blade system to achieve a large mowing deck, and using blades specially designed for your Toro TimeCutter ensures that you'll always get the results you expect from a high-end Toro mower.

For larger 50" TimeCutter models, take a look at the Toro 79016P 50" TimeCutter 3 Blade Kit.

In addition, you may want to consider purchasing a maintenance kit for your riding lawn mower. A maintenance kit allows you to replace the oil, filters, and even the blades (depending on the kit you purchase). In most cases, it's more cost effective to purchase a kit, than all the components individually.

This TimeCutter Z Riding Mower Maintenance Kit is an excellent option if you need replacement blades for your riding lawn mower. The kit includes air, oil and fuel filters, two blades, 2 quarts of oil, and a spark plug.

Toro 42" TimeCutter Z with Kohler Single Cylinder Engine Tune-Up Kit

Toro TimeCutter Z

Riding Mower Maintenance Kit

How to Find the Toro Mower's Model Number

Some parts, such as blades are relatively easy to match to your mower, but others are more difficult. If you are uncertain, you can always contact the Toro helpline directly at 1-866-214-9807.

When purchasing Toro replacement parts for your lawn mower it's important to know your model number. You can locate the model number in your user manual or on the mower's model serial plate. The plate is easy to find and it contains all the important information for your mower, including the model and serial number.

On walk-behind mowers, the most common location is at the rear of the mower, or on the chassis just below the engine assembly. On riding mowers, you'll find the plate on the chassis just below or under the seat.

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