How to Raise the Wheels on a Toro Lawn Mower


For the best looking lawns, lawn mower cutting height can be critical. Cutting a lawn too short can lead to burning or yellowing, and cutting a lawn and leaving it too tall makes it look shaggy and normal growth patterns will have you out there cutting again in no time. But before you can cut any lawn at any height, you have to be able to adjust the cutting deck of your lawn mower, and the best way to do this on a Toro lawn mower is to raise or lower the wheels.

Step 1

Turn off the engine and put on your garden gloves for a little extra hand protection.

Step 2

Grab the wheel height adjustment lever, there will be one at each wheel, and pull it outwards away from the wheel. This will release the height adjuster catch.

Step 3

Push the lever forwards to lower the wheels, then release the lever and it will click back into the adjuster catch.

Step 4

Adjust each wheel in the exact same way for level mowing. Spray a little lube on the lever if it hangs up and doesn't work smoothly.

Step 5

Raising the wheels is done by repeating the process in the opposite way, by pulling back on the lever and locking it into the adjuster catch.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden gloves
  • Spray lube
Keywords: lawn mower, cutting height, raise or lower the wheels, toro mowers, height adjustment lever

About this Author

Dale Yelich, the Maintenance Guy, has been involved with do-it-yourself projects, home repair, household maintenance, and as a consultant with home and industries, for over 25 years. His work has appeared in the Lacrosse Tribune, Women's Day and New Home Journal, among others. Yelich has a Master of Science in zoology.