Adjusting Toro mower to push easier

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Old 05-19-16, 12:50 PM
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Adjusting Toro mower to push easier

I have a Toro Model 20382 push mower. Is there an adjustment that will allow the mower to push easier? The manual calls out an adjustment “Adjusting the Self-Propel Drive.” It is to increase or decrease the mower’s traction.

If I were to increase the traction, would that allow the mower to push easier? Or, is there another adjustment I could use?

Jerry
 
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Old 05-20-16, 05:32 AM
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If the self-propelled feature is working correctly, you should not have to push the mower. That is why it is self-propelled. Increase the self-propelled adjustment.
 
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Old 05-20-16, 07:20 AM
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Thanks for the return. Yes, the mower is self-propelled. But the Toro mechanism is such you still have to apply a downward motion on the handle to get it to move. And, doing that, it will go as fast as you can push it. When mowing a slight grade is when you notice the additional pushing effort.

So, I will increase the traction and see if it helps.

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Jerry
 
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Old 05-20-16, 02:49 PM
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But the Toro mechanism is such you still have to apply a downward motion on the handle to get it to move
Pushing down on the handle could be causing the front wheels to be slightly elevated, in which case the front wheels would have less traction.
 
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