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My Boyfriend is on his way home from minnesota with a old toro rider lawn mower, he got it from his dad's estate.

It's a Toro Parklawn 30" PO-307 with an engine # H-13370
It looks like the one in the middle in this attached picture.

Our question is, does anyone know where we can get a copy of the manual for this thing? I already contacted Toro directly with no luck. Thanks. I will post real pics when it gets here.
 

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Found the models listed at Toro here
https://lookup3.toro.com/partdex/index.cfm?xCaller=Toro
1962 model number 12112 serial 21234
1963 model number 12113 serial 31234
You can also type in Starlawn and Professional and those will come up.

Manuals come from here when available
https://lookup3.toro.com/request/request.cfm
You can make up a serial number like I did from the information at the 1st link.

Garry
Thanks for the help, Looks like though the parklawn model numbers you posted are for the walk behind mower version. . . I have yet to find any solid info on the riding version aside from the vintage ad that i posted above. It would be nice to even find out what year this mower was made. It is still not here yet, they will have it home tonight.
 

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I have a Toro Parklawn 25 they are pretty cool little riding mowers but be ready for a grass clipping bath...depends on which way the wind is blowing kinda like snowblowing into the wind.
 

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I have a Toro Parklawn 25 they are pretty cool little riding mowers but be ready for a grass clipping bath...depends on which way the wind is blowing kinda like snowblowing into the wind.
did you have to do restoration work on yours? the one he's bringing home has been sitting in a grove for a while, I haven't even seen it yet :eek:
But I know it needs some work
 

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No restoration, mine was in pretty good condition even though it was used as a lawn ornament, when I got it home I cleaned up the carburetor, put a new rope in the pull starter and the little clinton engine fired up easily and ran great. Please post pictures of yours when you are able to.
 

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The Parklawn looks nice. I wonder if it starts by a crank on the right front. I saw a similar one in an old I love Lucy episode from the 50's and man does it look like it. Ive been wondering what it was ever since. :)

I did notice though the one Lucille Ball was riding DID have a battery on the front left side, so it had to be an electric start.
 

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It appears the differences in the models besides the width of cut is the type of sulky used. One is a riding sulky and the other is a steering sulky. Go back to
https://lookup3.toro.com/partdex/index.cfm?xCaller=Toro
and take a look at model 06123 for 1964. If you want to print the pages click on the small printer icon at the top left of the illustration.

Also look here
https://lookup3.toro.com/request/request.cfm
Use a serial number listed in the MPV link and go through them all to see if there is a manual available for download. If not phone Toro again with a manual number and see what they say. Not the first time I have heard the no longer available reply when they did have them but likely no one knows the product to know what to look for.

Let us know what you come up with.

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It appears the differences in the models besides the width of cut is the type of sulky used. One is a riding sulky and the other is a steering sulky. Go back to
https://lookup3.toro.com/partdex/index.cfm?xCaller=Toro
and take a look at model 06123 for 1964. If you want to print the pages click on the small printer icon at the top left of the illustration.

Also look here
https://lookup3.toro.com/request/request.cfm
Use a serial number listed in the MPV link and go through them all to see if there is a manual available for download. If not phone Toro again with a manual number and see what they say. Not the first time I have heard the no longer available reply when they did have them but likely no one knows the product to know what to look for.

Let us know what you come up with.

Garry
Those breakdown images are great. So you think "the professional" is basically the same as the parklawn only It has the wing mowers on the sides?
 

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Those breakdown images are great. So you think "the professional" is basically the same as the parklawn only It has the wing mowers on the sides?
It is possible. My thinking is these companies were much more resourceful back then and made products as universal as possible. They could add extra or wider reels and horse power to drive them with a minimum of changes.

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The Parklawn looks nice. I wonder if it starts by a crank on the right front. I saw a similar one in an old I love Lucy episode from the 50's and man does it look like it. Ive been wondering what it was ever since. :)

I did notice though the one Lucille Ball was riding DID have a battery on the front left side, so it had to be an electric start.
Ha, I pulled that episode up and we watched it, looks like the same mower.
When we got the parklawn here it had a crank with it in the metal basket thing on the front, However, It is too rotted and rusty to use. Is there somewhere to get one of these or at least a decent picture of one, Ours is pretty bad.
 
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