If you have a Toro lawn mower then this post is just for you! The maintenance of a Toro lawn mower is essential to its performance and durability. Replacing the oil on a regular basis can help your Toro last for decades. Changing the oil of a lawn mower is very similar to the same process for a car or truck. The major differences are the type of oil used and the location of major parts. Here let us show you.
Locate the engine which is normally situated in the rear of the Toro lawn mower.
Find the oil fill spout, oil filter and drain plug. Most Toro mowers will have a simple drain valve instead of a drain plug.
Place the drain pan under the drain plug or valve.
Open the drain valve or remove the drain plug.
Remove the filler cap. This will help the oil drain from the engine. When the oil is finished draining, replace the drain plug or close the valve. In riding mowers the oil will drain on its own; however, with push mowers, the mower will have to be tilted to help the oil drain.
Take the oil filter housing off and place to the side. Wipe the mounting plate and install the new filter. The oil filter should be hand-tight.
Fill to the proper level with SAE 30 weight oil. Make sure to check the oil level to ensure it is not overfull. The amount of oil can vary by model. Most push mowers will take less than 1 quart, while some riding mowers can take up to 3 quarts.
Congratulations! That’s it!! You now have replaced the oil and the oil filter and extended the life of your Toro lawn mower exponentially!