Mowers Recalled Due To Injury Hazard

By Bryan Mercer

Mowers Recalled Due To Injury Hazard

April 5, 2011 Updated Apr 5, 2011 at 6:34 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) About 3,700 Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers have been recalled.

Mowers with the optional deluxe seat have an operator presence switch built into the seat that can activate the mower when the operator vacates the seat.

This poses an injury hazard from the blade to the operator and anyone in the vicinity of the mower.

Toro has received one report of a foot laceration.

These mowers are large commercial duty ZRT (zero radius turn) mowers with 52" to 72" cutting decks.

They have light gray seats with an adjustment knob in the front of the bottom of the seat.

Model Numbers Serial Numbers
74264 260000001-260999999
74265 260000001-260999999
74266 270000001-280999999
74267 270000001-280999999
74274 270000001-280999999
74253 270000001-280999999
74254 270000001-280999999

The units were sold at Toro dealers in the U.S. and Canada from September 2005 through January 2011 for prices ranging from $13,000 to 17,000.

If your machine has the optional deluxe seat installed, which is light gray with adjustment knob on the front, contact Toro to have modification instructions sent to you.

Consumers can make that modification themselves, or contact any Toro Dealer to have it completed for them at no charge.

For additional information, contact Toro at (866) 946-3109, in the U.S. and Canada, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.Toro.com

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