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October 2016

How to Adjust Traction on Self Propel Lawn Mower

How to Adjust Traction on Self Propel Lawn Mower

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The self-propelled drive is what gives the wheels power and works by a cable that’s attached to the traction adjustment knob on the Toro mower handle. Whenever you install new self propel cables or if the self-propel drive is out of adjustment, adjust the self-propel drive to ensure the drive system works correctly. The traction adjustment knob provides a simple way to adjust the cable to make your mower more…

Look Before You Pump -- and Buy the Right Fuel for Your Outdoor Power Equipment

Look Before You Pump — and Buy the Right Fuel for Your Outdoor Power Equipment

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Most outdoor power equipment was not built, designed or warranted to run on fuel greater than E10, and using higher ethanol blends can damage or destroy it. In fact, using any fuel that contains more than 10 percent ethanol is illegal to use in outdoor power equipment. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute encourages you to “look before you pump” to ensure it is the right fuel for your outdoor power…

How to Stripe Your Lawn – 30” Lawn Striping System

How to Stripe Your Lawn – 30” Lawn Striping System

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It’s easy to stripe your lawn with the Toro 30” lawn striping system. It’s made specifically for the Toro 30” Timemaster mower. Easy to attach, fill with basic clean sand and you’re ready to stripe your lawn. Create beautiful ball-field designs.

How to Replace Your Lawn Mower Air Filter

How to Replace Your Lawn Mower Air Filter

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Protect your mower against dirt and debris by checking your air filter. Follow these steps to check your air filter 2 to 3 times per season.

Fall through spring lawn diseases

Fall-Through-Spring Lawn Diseases

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Typhula blight (gray snow mold) Strictly a cold-weather disease, typhula blight appears where snow cover has melted, especially in areas where snow has drifted or been piled. Look for: Irregular 2 to 24-inch patches of bleached-out, matted turf covered with moldy, grayish-white mycelium. Embedded in the leaves and crowns of infected plants you will see tiny black or orange-brown spherical sclerotia (hard fungus bodies). Management: Avoid heavy nitrogen fertilization in…