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I just purchased a used toro reel master 4500 d It does not

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Hello. I just purchased a used toro reel master 4500 d It does not have a key...I was told it doesn't run...it also has no battery. It all looks complete tho. What should I do? And also, do you know how much this machine weighs?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you.

This machine weighs approximately 4273 pounds.

You will have to find a replacement key. Once you do this you can try to start it by jumping it. You could purchase a battery if you feel comfortable that the machine is okay. I wouldn't put a battery in until I knew if the engine would engine even crank over or not.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I find a replacement key?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hard to believe it weighs that much...doesn't look like it really...
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

The Toro part number for the ignition key is(###) ###-#### You can search the internet to see if you can find them offered for sale or locate you nearest authorized Toro commercial/grounds care equipment dealer and they should be able to provide the key for you.

If you have any additional questions feel free to ask.

It has been a pleasure to assist you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you sure about the weight?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

The weight information was taken right from Toro's website. The specs are given there for that machine. They have two 4500-D machines listed but they both show the same weight information.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is that part number that you provided for the ignition key just for a key itself? Or is it a whole thing I hafts swap out ignitions or something...?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

The number that I provided is the key only. It did look like it was a set of two.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am to understand then that there's just one key for all these types of machine? One fits all kinda deal?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Based on the information in the Toro parts diagram. Yes, you are correct it is like a one size fits all.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is this machine gas or diesel?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

All 4500-D models were diesel unless someone has changed it.