Introduction

The hydraulic blade is intended to be used on a Toro compact tool carrier. The blade is designed to hydraulically change its angle as needed for earth and snow grading applications. Using this product for purposes other than its intended use could prove dangerous to you and bystanders.

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.

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. The model and serial numbers are located on a plate on the blade pivot frame. Write the numbers in the space provided.

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.

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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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This manual uses 2 words to highlight information. Important calls attention to special mechanical information and Note emphasizes general information worthy of special attention.

This product complies with all relevant European directives. For details, please see the Declaration of Incorporation (DOI) at the back of this publication.

Warning

CALIFORNIA

Proposition 65 Warning

Use of this product may cause exposure to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

Safety

Danger

There may be buried utility lines in the work area. Digging into them may cause a shock or an explosion.

Have the property or work area marked for buried lines and do not dig in marked areas. Contact your local marking service or utility company to have the property marked (for example, in the US, call 811 or in Australia, call 1100 for the nationwide marking service).

General Safety

Always follow all safety instructions to avoid serious injury or death.

  • Do not transport an attachment with the arms raised. Always transport the attachment close to the ground; refer to Transport Position.

  • Have the property or work area marked for buried lines and other objects, and do not dig in marked areas.

  • Read and understand the content of this Operator’s Manual before starting the engine.

  • Use your full attention while operating the machine. Do not engage in any activity that causes distractions; otherwise, injury or property damage may occur.

  • Never allow children or untrained people to operate the machine.

  • Keep your hands and feet away from the moving components and attachments.

  • Do not operate the machine without the guards and other safety protective devices in place and working on the machine.

  • Keep bystanders and pets away from the machine.

  • Stop the machine, shut off the engine, and remove the key 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 Graphic, which means Caution, Warning, or Danger—personal safety instruction. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury or death.

You can find additional safety information where needed throughout this Operator’s Manual.

Slope Safety

  • Operate the machine up and down slopes with the heavy end of the machine uphill. Weight distribution changes with attachments. This attachment makes the front of machine the heavy end.

  • Keep the attachment in the lowered position when on slopes. Raising the attachment on a slope affects the stability of the machine.

  • Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operating the machine on any slope or uneven terrain requires extra caution.

  • Establish your own procedures and rules for operating on slopes. These procedures must include surveying the site to determine which slopes are safe for machine operation. Always use common sense and good judgment when performing this survey.

  • Slow down and use extra care on hillsides. Ground conditions can affect the stability of the machine.

  • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If the machine loses traction, proceed slowly, straight down the slope.

  • Avoid turning on slopes. If you must turn, turn slowly and keep the heavy end of the machine uphill.

  • Keep all movements on slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.

  • If you feel uneasy operating the machine on a slope, do not do it.

  • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps, as uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.

  • Use caution when operating on wet surfaces. Reduced traction could cause sliding.

  • Evaluate the area to ensure that the ground is stable enough to support the machine.

  • Use caution when operating the machine near the following:

    • Drop-offs

    • Ditches

    • Embankments

    • Bodies of water

    The machine could suddenly roll over if a track goes over the edge or the edge caves in. Maintain a safe distance between the machine and any hazard.

  • Do not remove or add attachments on a slope.

  • Do not park the machine on a hillside or slope.

Hydraulic Blade Safety

  • For wheeled traction units with a built-in operator's platform, do not use the counterweight on the traction unit when using the attachment.

  • After striking a foreign object, shut off the engine, remove the key, thoroughly inspect the attachment for any damage, and repair the damage before starting and operating the attachment.

  • Always lower the attachment each time you shut off the machine or leave the operating position.

  • Seek immediate medical attention if hydraulic fluid is injected into skin. Injected fluid must be surgically removed within a few hours by a doctor.

  • Ensure that all hydraulic-fluid hoses and lines are in good condition and all hydraulic connections and fittings are tight before applying pressure to the hydraulic system.

  • Keep your body and hands away from pinhole leaks or nozzles that eject high-pressure hydraulic fluid.

  • Use cardboard or paper to find hydraulic leaks.

Maintenance and Storage Safety

  • Check fasteners at frequent intervals for proper tightness to ensure that the equipment is in safe operating condition.

  • Refer to the Operator’s Manual for important details if you store the attachment for an extended period of time

  • Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.

  • Safely relieve all pressure in the hydraulic system before performing any work on the hydraulic system.

Safety and Instructional Decals

Graphic

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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Product Overview

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Note: Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

Width121 cm (48 inches)
Length63.5 cm (25 inches)
Height53 cm (21 inches)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)

To ensure optimum performance and continued safety certification of the machine, use only genuine Toro replacement parts and accessories. Replacement parts and accessories made by other manufacturers could be dangerous, and such use could void the product warranty.

Operation

Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.

Installing and Removing the Attachment

Refer to the Operator’s Manual for the traction unit for the installation and removal procedure.

Important: Before installing the attachment, position the machine on a level surface, ensure that the mount plates are free of any dirt or debris, and ensure that the pins rotate freely. If the pins do not rotate freely, grease them.

Note: Always use the traction unit to lift and move the attachment.

Warning

If you do not fully seat the quick-attach pins through the attachment mount plate, the attachment could fall off the machine, crushing you or bystanders.

Ensure that the quick-attach pins are fully seated in the attachment mount plate.

Warning

Hydraulic fluid escaping under pressure can penetrate skin and cause injury. Fluid injected into the skin must be surgically removed within a few hours by a doctor familiar with this form of injury; otherwise, gangrene may result.

  • Ensure that all hydraulic-fluid hoses and lines are in good condition and all hydraulic connections and fittings are tight before applying pressure to the hydraulic system.

  • Keep your body and hands away from pinhole leaks or nozzles that eject high-pressure hydraulic fluid.

  • Use cardboard or paper to find hydraulic leaks; never use your hands.

Caution

Hydraulic couplers, hydraulic lines/valves, and hydraulic fluid may be hot. If you contact hot components, you may be burned.

  • Wear gloves when disconnecting the hydraulic couplers.

  • Allow the machine to cool before touching hydraulic components.

  • Do not touch hydraulic fluid spills.

Operating the Blade

Note: If your traction unit has a speed selector, move it to the FAST position.

  • To angle the blade to the right, pull the auxiliary hydraulics lever to the operator grip.

  • To angle the blade to the left, push the auxiliary hydraulics lever away from the operator grip.

Transport Position

When transporting the attachment, keep it as close to the ground as possible, no more than 15 cm (6 inches) above the ground. Tilt it rearward.

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Operating Tips

  • Clean the area of trash, branches and rocks before beginning work to prevent equipment damage.

  • Always begin with the slowest ground speed possible. Increase speed if conditions permit.

  • Always use full throttle (maximum engine speed).

  • Never transport the blade with the loader arms raised. Keep the arms lowered and the blade tilted up.

  • When scraping, leveling, and surface stripping, lower the blade to the ground, ensuring that the cutting edge makes contact. The blade will bite into the soil as you move forward.

Maintenance

Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.

Caution

If you leave the key in the switch, someone could accidently start the engine and seriously injure you or other bystanders.

Remove the key from the switch before you perform any maintenance.

Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s)

Maintenance Service IntervalMaintenance Procedure
Before each use or daily
  • Grease the hydraulic cylinder pivot points (grease all fittings immediately after every washing).
  • Check the hydraulic lines for leaks, loose fittings, kinked lines, loose mounting supports, wear, weather, and chemical deterioration.(Make necessary repairs before operating.)
  • Every 200 hours
  • Inspect the hydraulic hoses and replace them if they are damaged.
  • Before storage
  • Inspect the hydraulic hoses and replace them if they are damaged.
  • Paint chipped or worn surfaces.
  • Yearly
  • Check the blade cutting edge for wear.
  • Greasing the Hydraulic Cylinder Pivot Points

    Maintenance Service IntervalMaintenance Procedure
    Before each use or daily
  • Grease the hydraulic cylinder pivot points (grease all fittings immediately after every washing).
  • Grease Type: General-purpose grease

    1. Park the machine on a level surface, lower the loader arms, and engage the parking brake (if equipped).

    2. Shut off the engine and remove the key.

    3. Clean the grease fittings with a rag.

    4. Connect a grease gun to each fitting.

    5. Pump grease into the fittings until grease begins to ooze out of the bearings.

    6. Wipe up any excess grease.

    Checking the Blade Cutting Edge

    Maintenance Service IntervalMaintenance Procedure
    Yearly
  • Check the blade cutting edge for wear.
  • If the blade is badly worn, complete the following procedure:

    1. Remove the pins securing the blade to the frame and hydraulic cylinder and remove the blade.

    2. Turn the blade 180 degrees so the worn edge is on top, then install it back on the mounting frame and hydraulic cylinder.

    Checking the Hydraulic Lines

    Maintenance Service IntervalMaintenance Procedure
    Before each use or daily
  • Check the hydraulic lines for leaks, loose fittings, kinked lines, loose mounting supports, wear, weather, and chemical deterioration.(Make necessary repairs before operating.)
  • Warning

    Hydraulic fluid escaping under pressure can penetrate skin and cause injury. Fluid injected into the skin must be surgically removed within a few hours by a doctor familiar with this form of injury; otherwise, gangrene may result.

    • Keep your body and hands away from pinhole leaks or nozzles that eject high-pressure hydraulic fluid.

    • Use cardboard or paper to find hydraulic leaks; never use your hands.

    Storage

    1. Before long term storage, wash the attachment with mild detergent and water to remove dirt and grime.

    2. Check the condition of the cutting edge. Remove and rotate the blade 180 degrees so the worn edge is on top, if it is badly worn.

    3. Check and tighten all bolts, nuts, and screws. Repair or replace any part that is damaged or worn.

    4. Ensure that all hydraulic couplers are connected together to prevent contamination of the hydraulic system.

    5. Paint all scratched or bare metal surfaces.

      Note: Paint is available from your Authorized Service Dealer.

    6. Store the attachment in a clean, dry garage or storage area. Cover it to protect it and keep it clean.

    Troubleshooting

    ProblemPossible CauseCorrective Action
    The blade does not change angle.
    1. A hydraulic coupler is not completely connected.
    2. A hydraulic coupler is damaged.
    3. There is an obstruction in a hydraulic hose.
    4. An auxiliary valve on the traction unit is not opening.
    5. A hydraulic cylinder is damaged.
    1. Check and tighten all couplers.
    2. Check the couplers and replace any that are damaged.
    3. Find and remove the obstruction.
    4. Repair the valve.
    5. Replace or repair the cylinder.