This tiller is intended to be used on a Toro compact utility loader. It is designed primarily for breaking through hard soil conditions on residential or commercial properties. It is not designed for breaking through materials other than soil. It is not designed for use on non-Toro traction units.

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.

You may contact Toro directly at for product and 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 printed on a plate located on the right side of the drive head. Write the numbers in the space provided.

This manual identifies potential hazards and has safety messages identified by the safety-alert symbol (Figure 1), which signals a hazard that may cause serious injury or death if you do not follow the recommended precautions.


This manual also 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.



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Improper use or maintenance by the operator or owner can result in injury. To reduce the potential for injury, comply with these safety instructions and those in the traction unit Operator's Manual. Always pay attention to the safety alert symbol, which means Caution, Warning, or Danger—personal safety instruction. Failure to comply with the instruction may result in personal injury or death.

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 could void the product warranty.


Contact with rotating tines may cause injury, cutting hands, feet, or other body parts.

  • Keep away from the rotating tines while operating the tiller.

  • Keep your hands, feet, and any other part of your body or clothing away from rotating parts.

  • Before adjusting, cleaning, repairing and inspecting the tiller, lower the tiller and loader arms to the ground, turn the key to the OFF position, and remove the key from the ignition switch.


There may be buried power, gas, and/or, telephone lines in the area needing tilling and shock or explosion may occur.

Have the property or area to be tilled marked for buried lines.


Tines can throw dirt, debris, and small rocks resulting in injury.

  • Run the tiller so that debris is thrown away from the traction unit.

  • Keep all bystanders away from the work area.


When the engine is off, attachments in the raised position can gradually lower and this may result in someone nearby getting pinned or injured.

Always lower the attachment lift each time you shut off the traction unit.


If you do not fully seat the attachment locking pins in the attachment mount plate holes, the attachment could fall off of the traction unit, causing severe injury.

  • Ensure that you fully seat the attachment locking pins through the holes in the attachment mount plate before lifting the attachment.

  • Ensure that the attachment mount plate is free of any dirt or debris that may hinder the connection of the traction unit to the attachment.

  • Refer to your traction unit Operator's Manual for detailed information on safely connecting an attachment to your traction unit.


Hydraulic couplers, hydraulic lines/valves, and hydraulic fluid may be hot and can burn you if you touch them.

  • Wear gloves when operating the hydraulic couplers.

  • Allow the traction unit to cool before touching hydraulic components.

  • Do not touch hydraulic fluid spills.

Stability Ratings

To determine the degree of slope you can traverse with the attachment installed on a traction unit, find the stability rating for the hill position you want to travel in the appropriate table below, then find the degree of slope for the same rating and hill position in the Stability Data section of the traction unit Operator's Manual.


Exceeding the maximum recommended slope can cause the traction unit to tip, crushing you or bystanders.

Do not drive the traction unit on a slope steeper than the maximum recommended slope, as determined in the following tables and the traction unit Operator's Manual.

Important: If your traction unit has wheels, do not use the counterweight on the platform while using the attachment, or the traction unit will become less stable in the front and side uphill positions.

OrientationStability Rating
Front UphillC
Rear UphillC
Side UphillB
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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 lost.

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Product Overview

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

Width120 cm (44 inches)
Tilling Width102 cm (40 inches)
Length51 cm (20 inches)
Height66 cm (26 inches)
Weight165 kg (363 lb)


A selection of Toro approved attachments and accessories is available for use with the machine to enhance and expand its capabilities. Contact your Authorized Service Dealer or Distributor or go to for a list of all approved attachments and accessories.

To best protect your investment and maintain optimal performance of your Toro equipment, count on Toro genuine parts. When it comes to reliability, Toro delivers replacement parts designed to the exact engineering specification of our equipment. For peace of mind, insist on Toro genuine parts.

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Refer to your traction unit Operator’s Manual for more information on installing and removing attachments on your traction unit.

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

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

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

  • Always use full throttle (maximum engine speed).

  • Till in long, straight passes. Do not make turns while the tiller is in the ground, as equipment damage may result.

  • Avoid excessive tilling of the soil, as finely tilled soil does not absorb moisture easily and puddles of water may form.

  • When tilling hard packed, very dry, or virgin soil, raise the tiller so only the very top of the soil is penetrated. On succeeding passes the depth may be lowered.

  • Run the tiller so that the dirt is thrown away from you.

  • If a rock or other obstruction gets into the tiller tines, reverse the rotation direction to dislodge it.

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Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s)

Maintenance Service IntervalMaintenance Procedure
After the first 5 operating hours
  • Lubricate the chain tension.
  • Adjust the chain tension.
  • Before each use or daily
  • Check the tines(replace as required).
  • Check and tighten the tine bolts(replace as required).
  • Every 25 hours
  • Lubricate the shaft bearing(immediately after every washing).
  • Lubricate the chain tension.
  • Adjust the chain tension.
  • Before storage
  • Lubricate shaft bearing.
  • Paint chipped surfaces.
  • Caution

    If you leave the key in the traction unit ignition switch while the tiller is attached, someone could accidently start the engine and seriously injure you or other bystanders.

    Accidental starting of the engine could seriously injure you or other bystanders; remove the key from the ignition switch before you do any maintenance.

    Greasing and Lubrication

    Grease Type: General-purpose grease

    1. Lower the loader arms, turn the key to the OFF position, and remove the key from the ignition switch.

    2. Clean the grease fittings with a rag.

    3. Scrape any paint off the front of the fittings.

    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.

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    Lubricating the Tiller Drive Chain

    Lubricant Type: Commercial chain lube

    1. Lower the loader arms, turn the key to the OFF position, and remove the key from the ignition switch.

    2. Remove the chain-drive cover ().

    3. Apply a commercial chain lube onto the chain spans.

    4. Install the chain-drive cover.

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    Adjusting Tiller Drive Chain Tension

    Note: There should be 1 to 2 cm (1/2 to 3/4 inch) slack in the chain, measured midway between the sprockets.

    1. Lower the loader arms, turn the key to the OFF position, and remove the key from the ignition switch.

    2. Remove the chain-drive cover (Figure 2).

    3. Loosen the 2 hydraulic motor, mount-plate bolts (Figure 2).

    4. Using the adjuster bolt, move the hydraulic motor upward to tighten the chain (Figure 2).

    5. After you have set the chain to the proper tension, tighten the adjuster bolt and hydraulic motor mount-plate bolts (Figure 2).

      Note: When you can no longer set the chain to the proper tension using the adjuster bolt or if chain failures repeatedly occur, replace the chain.

    6. Install the chain-drive cover.

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    Replacing the Tiller Tines

    Note: Worn or dull tines degrade the performance of the tiller.

    1. Install tines so that there are 2 left tines and 2 right tines on each hub (Figure 3).


      Note: The cutting edges of the tines should face toward the rear of the tiller.

    2. Torque the tine-mounting bolts to 85 to 104 N-m (63 to 77 ft-lb).

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

    2. Check the condition of the drive chain. Adjust and lubricate the chain.

    3. Grease all fittings.

    4. Check and tighten all bolts, nuts, and screws. Repair or replace any damaged or worn parts.

    5. Paint all scratched or bare metal surfaces. Paint is available from your Authorized Service Dealer.

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

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    ProblemPossible CauseCorrective Action
    The tiller does not operate.
    1. A hydraulic coupler is not completely connected.
    2. One or more hydraulic couplers are damaged.
    3. There is an obstruction in a hydraulic hose.
    4. The auxiliary valve on the traction unit is not opening.
    5. There is an obstruction in the tiller (e.g., rock or root).
    6. A drive chain is broken.
    7. A drive chain is loose.
    8. A hydraulic valve is not working properly.
    9. A drive motor is not working properly.
    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 auxiliary valve.
    5. Find and remove the obstruction.
    6. Repair or replace the chain.
    7. Adjust the chain tension.
    8. Replace or repair the hydraulic valve.
    9. Replace or repair the drive motor.
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