Toro Safety Switch

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Old 10-18-19, 09:40 AM
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Toro Safety Switch

The problem normally afecting people like me who restore old turf equipment is parts availabiltiy. I have been lucky so far restoring this Toro rider #56125 - (1987)
but I have come to a halt trying to find a safety switch # 28-4450 or even a photo of one. It sits on the deck and is actuated by the deck engagement level to prevent a start when it is engaged. It was jumped by tying the wire ends together by someone who owned it in its 40 plus years life span. I tried parts tree, jacks and ebay. Can anyone supply me with another source, or maybe a picture of one? we are talking about a small bracket with two bolts and a spring loaded plunger that probably breaks the start circuit when the deck is engaged at the wrong time?

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Just some choices below. Make sure the normally open/closed matches your needs.
430-405 switch
925-1657A switch
Two fer on ebay
 
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Well since everything works with the pigtail tied together permanently, my assumption is that the switch is normally closed. So if I had a switch like the one in the photo hooked up, it should prevent a start up if the deck was engaged to spin, rather than in the off position. So I need the one that is normally closed right?
 
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Normally closed would be shorted and open when the button was pushed in.
 
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Toro Safety Switch

The one in the photo the TORO 28-4450) is the one I need, who, pray tell, owns that one? One of the ones listed on Ebay could be wired in easier IF the plunger lines up with the existing bracket under the Toro panel where the deck engagement lever is located.
 
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That was a picture I took off the ebay picture server. That auction had ended.
 
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LoL you do this to me every time! I had to go to China to get the alloy wheels for my Cushman after you downloaded that photo for me. Hopefully I can generate some of the same internet karma and find one of the switches for sale again!
 
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Most of these switches shown in the links above have two internal switches and 4 spade terminals. One usually is normally open, and the other normally closed. Any small engine shop should have one in stock.
 
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