Servis-Rhino TURF FLEX P/N 00763618C Operator`s manual

TURF FLEX
Published 08/01
Effective Serial No. TX-10880 to Current
P/N 00763618C
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
This Operator's Manual is an integral part of the safe operation
of this machine and must be maintained with the unit at all
times. READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the Safety and
Operation Instructions contained in this manual before
operating the equipment.
RHINO®
1020 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936
800-446-5158
Email: parts@servis-rhino.com
© 2004 Alamo Group Inc.
$0.00
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
All implements with moving parts are potentially hazardous. There is no substitute for a cautious, safe-minded
operator who recognizes the potential hazards and follows reasonable safety practices. The manufacturer has
designed this implement to be used with all its safety equipment properly attached to minimize the chance of
accidents.
BEFORE YOU START!!
Read the safety messages on the implement and shown in your manual.
Observe the rules of safety and common sense!
WARRANTY INFORMATION:
Read and understand the complete Warranty Statement found in this Manual. Fill out the Warranty
Registration Form in full and return it within 30 Days. Make certain the Serial Number of the Machine is
recorded on the Warranty Card and on the Warranty Form that you retain. The use of "will-fit" parts will void
your warranty and can cause catastrophic failure with possible injury or death.
BE SAFE!
BE ALERT!
BE ALIVE!
BE TRAINED
before operating
the Mower!
Safety Training
Makes the Difference
In order to reduce accidents and enhance the safe operation of mowers, Alamo Group Ag Division, in
cooperation with other industry manufacturers has developed the AEM/FEMA Industrial and Agricultural
Mower Safety Practices video and guide book.
The video will familiarize and instruct mower-tractor operators in safe practices when using industrial and
agricultural mowing equipment. It is important that Every Mower Operator be educated in the operation of
their mowing equipment and be able to recognize the potential hazards that can occur while operating a
mower. This video, along with the mower operator’s manual and the warning messages on the mower, will
significantly assist in this important education.
Your Authorized Alamo Ag Dealer may have shown this video and presented you a DVD Video when you
purchased your mower. If you or any mower operator have not seen this video, Watch the Video, Read
this Operator’s Manual, and Complete the Video Guidebook before operating your new mower. If you
do not understand any of the instructions included in the video or operator’s manual or if you have any
questions concerning safety of operation, contact your supervisor, dealer or Alamo Group Ag.
If you would like a VHS video tape of the video, please email AEMVideo@alamo-group.com or Fax AEM
VHS Video at (830) 372-9529 or mail in a completed copy of the form on the back of this page to AEM
VHS Video 1502 E Walnut Street, Seguin, TX 78155. and request the VHS video version. Please include
your name, mailing address, mower model and serial number.
Every operator should be trained for each piece of equipment (Tractor and Mower), understand the intended
use, and the potential hazards before operating the equipment.
Alamo Group Ag. Division is willing to provide
one (1) AEM Mower Safety Practices Video
Please Send Me:
VHS Format – AEM/FEMA Mower Operator Safety Video
DVD Format – AEM/FEMA Mower Operator Safety Video
Mower Operator’s Manual
AEM Mower Operator’s Safety Manual
Requester Name:
Phone:
Requester Address:
City
State
Zip Code
Mower Model:
Serial Number:
Date Purchased:
Dealer Salesperson:
Dealership Name:
Dealership Location:
Mail to:
AEM Video Services
1502 E Walnut street
Seguin, TX 78155
Or Fax to:
(830) 372-9529
Or Email to:
AEMVideo@alamo-group.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION ......................................................................................................................................... 1-1
Decal Location .............................................................................................................................................. 1-12
Decals .......................................................................................................................................................... 1-15
Federal Laws & Regulations ................................................................................................................. 1-18
INTRODUCTION SECTION ............................................................................................................................. 2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION ................................................................................................................................... 3-1
Tongue Jack and Wheel Attachment .............................................................................................................. 3-2
Swivel & Lift Arm Attachment ......................................................................................................................... 3-3
Hydraulic Cylinder Attachment ........................................................................................................................ 3-4
Wing Mower Attachment ................................................................................................................................ 3-4
Caster Wheel Attachment .............................................................................................................................. 3-5
Rear Mower Attachment .................................................................................................................................. 3-7
Axle Arms ....................................................................................................................................................... 3-8
Driveshaft Attachment ................................................................................................................................... 3-10
Hydraulic Hose Attachment ........................................................................................................................... 3-10
Wing Driveshaft Attachment .......................................................................................................................... 3-11
Rope Routing for Automatic Head Lock ......................................................................................................... 3-12
OPERATION SECTION .................................................................................................................................. 4-1
MAINTENANCE SECTION ............................................................................................................................ 5-1
Lubrication Information ................................................................................................................................... 5-2
Gearbox ......................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Swivel Assembly ............................................................................................................................................. 5-4
Gauge Wheel Assemblies ............................................................................................................................... 5-4
Blade Spindle Lubrication ................................................................................................................................ 5-4
Driveline Lubrication ........................................................................................................................................ 5-5
Blade Servicing ............................................................................................................................................... 5-6
Blade Sharpening ............................................................................................................................................ 5-6
Blade Removal and Installation ........................................................................................................................ 5-6
Belt Adjustment Procedure ............................................................................................................................. 5-7
Belt Installation ............................................................................................................................................... 5-8
Storage ........................................................................................................................................................... 5-9
Torque Settings ............................................................................................................................................... 5-9
Blade Spindle Service Instructions ................................................................................................................ 5-10
Clutch Assembly ........................................................................................................................................... 5-11
RHINO and Servis are registered trademarks of Alamo Group Inc.
SAFETY
SECTION
Safety Section 1-1
SAFETY
SAFETY
A safe and careful operator is the best operator. Safety is of primary importance to the
manufacturer and should be to the owner/operator. Most accidents can be avoided by being
aware of your equipment, your surroundings, and observing certain precautions. The first section
of this manual includes a list of Safety Messages that, if followed, will help protect the operator
and bystanders from injury or death. Read and understand these Safety Messages before
assembling, operating or servicing this mower. This equipment should only be operated by
those persons who have read the Manual, who are responsible and trained, and who know how
to do so safely and responsibly.
The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen below, is used throughout this
manual and on decals which are attached to the equipment. The Safety Alert Symbol means:
“ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!” The Symbol and Signal
Word are intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible
injury faced when operating this equipment..
Practice all usual and customary safe working precautions and
above all---remember safety is up to YOU. Only YOU can prevent
serious injury or death from unsafe practices.
CAUTION!
The lowest level of Safety Message; warns of possible injury. Decals
located on the Equipment with this Signal Word are Black and Yellow.
WARNING!
Serious injury or possible death! Decals are Black and Orange.
DANGER!
Imminent death/critical injury. Decals are Red and White. (SG-1)
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety
Messages. Serious injury or death may occur unless care is
taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the Safety
Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards.
(SG-2)
PELIGRO!
Si no lee Ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que
si lo lea para que le traduzca las medidas
de seguridad. (SG-3)
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Safety Section 1-2
¡LEA EL
INSTRUCTIVO!
SAFETY
Never operate the Tractor or Implement until you have read and
completely understand this Manual, the Tractor Operator’s Manual,
and each of the Safety Messages found in the Manual or on the Tractor
and Implement. Learn how to stop the tractor engine suddenly in an
emergency. Never allow inexperienced or untrained personnel too
operate the Tractor and Implement without supervision. Make sure
the operator has fully read and understood the manuals prior to
operation. (SG-4)
WARNING!
Always maintain the safety decals in good readable condition. If the
decals are missing, damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement decals immediately. (SG-5)
WARNING!
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in
such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the
Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local traffic
regulations. (SG-6)
WARNING!
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved
roll-over-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious
injury or even death could result from falling off the tractor--particularly
during a turnover when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS.
(SG-7)
WARNING!
Do not modify or alter this Implement. Do not permit anyone to modify
or alter this Implement, any of its components or any Implement
function. (SG-8)
DANGER!
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always engage the brake and/or set the
tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the engine,
remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the tractor shift
lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor from rolling.
Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine is running.
Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only.
(SG-9)
DANGER!
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death.
(SG-10)
DANGER!
Never allow children to operate or ride on the Tractor or Implement.
(SGM-11)
WARNING!
Do not mount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount the Tractor
only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely stopped.
(SG-12)
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Safety Section 1-3
SAFETY
DANGER!
SAFETY
Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
DANGER!
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted component
unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up to prevent
sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious injury or even
death. (SG-14)
DANGER!
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil leaking. Oil is
expensive and its presence could present a hazard. Do not check for
leaks with your hand! Use a piece of heavy paper or cardboard. Highpressure oil streams from breaks in the line could penetrate the skin
and cause tissue damage including gangrene. If oil does penetrate the
skin, have the injury treated immediately by a physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure. (SG-15)
WARNING!
The operator and all support personnel should wear hard hats, safety
shoes, safety glasses, and proper hearing protection at all times for
protection from injury including injury from items thrown by the
equipment.
(SG-16)
SAFETY
DANGER!
CAUTION!
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING LOSS! Tractors with or without an Implement
attached can often be noisy enough to cause permanent hearing
loss. We recommend that you always wear hearing protection if the
noise in the Operator’s position exceeds 80db. Noise over 85db
over an extended period of time will cause severe hearing loss.
Noise over 90db adjacent to the Operator over an extended period of
time will cause permanent or total hearing loss. Note: Hearing loss
from loud noise [from tractors, chain saws, radios, and other such
sources close to the ear] is cumulative over a lifetime without hope
of natural recovery. (SG-I7)
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Safety Section 1-4
SAFETY
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when
necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners,
worn or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins
have cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not
maintaining this machine in good working order. (SG-21)
WARNING!
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the
Implement while it is in motion or while tractor engine is running. Make
sure the tractor engine is off before working on the Implement.
(SG-20)
WARNING!
Transport only at safe speeds. Serious accidents and injuries can result
from operating this equipment at unsafe speeds. Understand the Tractor
and Implement and how it handles before transporting on streets and
highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes are in good condition
and operate properly.
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the safe transport
speeds for you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the
following rules:
1. Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly.
Apply the Brakes smoothly to determine the stopping
characteristics of the Tractor and Implement.
As you increase the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance
increases. Determine the maximum safe transport speed for
you and this Equipment.
2. Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed
through the turn only after you determine that it is safe to operate
at a higher speed. Use extreme care and reduce your speed when
turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from turning
over. Determine the maximum safe turning speed for you and this
equipment before operating on roads or uneven ground.
3. Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds that you
have determined are safe and which allow you to properly control the
equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak
or faulty brakes. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads,
the braking distance increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed.
When operating in traffic always use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights
and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you andwatch out for the
other guy. (SG-19)
WARNING!
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturers instructions
when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other chemical agent.(SG-22)
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Safety Section 1-5
SAFETY
WARNING!
SAFETY
DANGER!
Never run the tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate
ventilation. The exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health.
SAFETY
(SG-23)
DANGER!
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement and
possible serious injury or death.
(SG-24)
DANGER!
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children
can slip or fall off the Equipment and be injured or killed. Children can
cause the Implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
WARNING!
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO
speeds can cause Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in
serious injury or death. (SG-26)
DANGER!
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement. Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely.
Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication
must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the
medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment
safely. NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment
when their alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or
death to the operator or others could result if the operator is under the
influnce of drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
WARNING!
Mow only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with
adequate artificial lighting. Never mow in darkness or foggy conditions
where you cannot clearly see at least 100 yards in front and to the sides of
the tractor and mower. Make sure that you can clearly see and identify
passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power
lines, debris and foreign objects. If you are unable to clearly see this type
of items discontinue mowing.
(SGM-1)
DANGER!
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this
Mower. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in heavy brush
and in heavy weeds. The Blades of this Mower can throw objects if
shields are not properly installed and maintained. Serious injury or even
death may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the
operator, bystanders, or passersby in the area. Do not operate this
machine with anyone in the immediate area. Stop mowing if anyone is
within 100 yards of mower. (SGM-2)
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Safety Section 1-6
SAFETY
DANGER!
WARNING!
The rotating parts of this machine have been designed and tested for
rugged use. However, the blades could fail upon impact with heavy,
solid objects such as metal guard rails and concrete structures. Such
impact could cause the broken objects to be thrown outward at very
high velocities. To reduce the possibility of property damage, serious
injury, or even death, never allow the cutting blades to contact such
obstacles. (SGM-4)
Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects such
as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
mowing. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent
machine damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that
cannot be removed must be clearly marked and carefully avoided by
the operator. Stop mowing immediately if blades strike a foreign
object. Repair all damage and make certain rotor or blade carrier is
balanced before resuming mowing. (SGM-5)
WARNING!
Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become
entangled in the operating parts of the mower head. These items could
then swing outside the housing at greater velocities than the blades. Such
a situation is extremely hazardous and could result in serious injury or even
death. Inspect the cutting area for such objects before mowing. Remove
any like object from the site. Never allow the cutting blades to contact such
items. (SGM-6)
WARNING!
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the tractor and
mower. Safe mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass type,
density, and height of cut. Normal ground speed range is from 0 to 5 mph.
Use slow mowing speeds when operating on or near steep slopes,
ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power lines, or when debris and
foreign objects are to be avoided. (SGM-7)
WARNING!
Avoid mowing in reverse direction when possible. Check to make sure
there are no persons behind the mower and use extreme care when
mowing in reverse. Mow only at a slow ground speed where you can safely
operate and control the tractor and mower. Never mow an area that you
have not inspected and removed debris or foreign material. (SGM-8)
WARNING!
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped and
the decks are securely blocked up.
(SGM-9)
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Safety Section 1-7
SAFETY
DANGER!
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including
(but not limited to) - the Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel
Guards, Gearbox Shields, PTO integral shields , and
Retractable Door Shields should be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety devices
should be inspected carefully at least daily for missing
or broken components. Missing, broken, or worn items
must be replaced at once to reduce the possibility of
injury or death from thrown objects, entanglement, or
blade contact. (SGM-3)
SAFETY
SAFETY
DANGER!
Replace bent or broken blade with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO
STRAIGHTEN OR WELD ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY
CRACK OR OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN
BLADES. (SGM-10)
WARNING!
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for any
reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the Mower
deck exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially
serious hazard and could cause serious injury or even death from
objects thrown from the Blades. (SRM-7)
WARNING!
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors
with the windows closed. (SGM-11)
DANGER!
Do not turn so sharp or lift mower so high to produce a severe
"knocking" of the Driveline which will cause accelerated wear and
breakage of drive train components and could result inpossible injury
from the separated Driveline sections. (SRM-4)
WARNING!
Use extreme care when lowering or unfolding the implement’s wings.
Make sure no bystanders are close by or underneath the wings. Allow
ample clearance around the implement when folding or unfolding the
wings. Use extreme caution around buildings or overhead power lines.
(S3PT-5)
DANGER!
This Implement is wider than the Tractor. Be careful when operating
or transporting this equipment to prevent the Implement from running
into or striking sign posts, guard rails, concrete abutments or other
solid objects. Such an impact could cause the Implement and Tractor
to pivot violently resulting in loss of steering control, serious injury, or
even death. Never allow the Implement to contact obstacles. (S3PT-12)
DANGER!
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this
Mower. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in weeds and
in heavy grass. The Blades of this Mower can throw objects if shields
are not properly installed and maintained. Serious injury or even death
may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the operator,
bystanders, or passersby in the area. Do not operate this machine
with anyone in the immediate area. Stop mowing if anyone is within
100 yards of mower. (SFM-1)
DANGER!
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including
(but not limited to) - the Discharge Deflectors, Steel
Guards, Gearbox Shields, Belt Shileds, and PTO Shields
should be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety devices should be inspected carefully at
least daily for missing or broken components. Missing,
broken, or worn items must be replaced at once to
reduce the possibility of injury or death from thrown
objects, entanglement, or blade contact. (SFM-2)
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Safety Section 1-8
SAFETY
DANGER!
Rotary Mowers are capable under adverse conditions
of throwing objects for great distances (100 yards or
more) and causing serious injury or death. Follow
safety messages carefully
-Mower Deck Shielding, and Discharge Deflector are installed
and in good, working condition;
-Mower section is running close to and parallel with the ground
without exposed Blades;
-Passerby are outside the existing thrown-object zone;
-All areas have been thoroughly inspected and all foreign material
such as rocks, cans, glass, and general debris has been removed.
NOTE: Where there are grass and weeds high enough to hide debris
that could be struck by the blades, the area should be: inspected
and large debris removed, mowed at an intermediate height, inspected closely with any remaining debris being removed, and mowed
again at desired final height. (This will also reduce power requiredto
mow, reduce wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut
material better, eliminate streaking, and make the final cut more
uniform.) (SFM-3)
DANGER!
DANGER!
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement using the tractor.
Turn curves or go up or down hills only at a low speed and at a gradual
steering angle. Make certain that at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is
on the front wheels to maintain safe steerage. Slow down on rough or
uneven surfaces. (STI-1)
When the Wings are folded for transport, the center of gravity is raised
and the possibility of overturn is increased. Drive slowly and use
extremecaution when turning on hillsides. Overturning the Implement
could cause the Implement to overturn the Tractor and vice versa resulting
in serious injury or even death. Never fold wings on a hillside...the
Implement may overturn. (STI-2)
DANGER!
DO NOT allow any person under a folded wing unless wing is securely
locked up or supported. DO NOT approach the Implement unless the
Tractor is turned off and all motion has ceased. Never work under the
frame work, or any lifted component unless the implement is securely
supported or blocked up. A sudden or inadvertent fall by any of these
components could cause serious injury or even death. (STI-3)
WARNING!
Never unhitch without using the Tongue Jack. The Tongue is
very heavy. Attempting to lift the Tongue without using the Tongue
Jack could cause strains or other injury. Allowing the tongue to fall
suddenly and unexpectedly could result in crushing injury. Use
the Tongue Jack for lifting the mower only. Overloading the
Tongue Jack can cause failure with possible serious bodily injury
or even death. (STI-4)
CAUTION!
On a fully-assembled unit, do not remove the Wing Retaining Strap
until hoses are attached to the tractor and the Wing Cylinders are
filled with oil. Lower the Wings slowly and carefully. Keep bystanders away during operations. (STI-5)
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Safety Section 1-9
SAFETY
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
SAFETY
SAFETY
WARNING!
Never leave Tractor and Implemented unattended while the implement is
in the lifted position. Accidental operation of lifting lever or a hydraulic
failure may cause sudden drop of unit with injury or death by crushing.
To properly park the implement when disconnecting it from the tractor,
lower the stand and put the retaining pin securely in place, or put a secure
support under the A-Frame. Lower the implement carefully to the ground.
Do not put hands or feet under lifted components. (SPT-1)
DANGER!
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before
performing service on the Mower. Never work on the Mower with the
tractor PTO driveline connected and running. Blades or Drivelines could
turn without warning and cause immediate entanglement, injury or death.
(SRM-3)
DANGER!
Make sure the PTO shield, integral driveline shields, and input shields are
is installed when using PTO-driven equipment. Always replace any
shield if it is damaged or missing. (S3PT-8)
WARNING!
Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair work
on the Implement. Place the Implement on the ground or securely
blocked up, disengage the PTO, and turn off the tractor engine. Push
and pull the Remote Cylinder lever in and out several times prior to
starting any maintenance or repair work. (S3PT-9)
WARNING!
The rotating parts of this machine continue to rotate even after the PTO
has been turned off. The operator should remain in his seat for 60
seconds after the brake has been set, the PTO disengaged, the tractor
turned off, and all evidence of rotation has ceased.
(3PT-10)
“Wait a minute...Save a life!”
WARNING!
Only tow the Implement behind a properly sized and equipped Tractor which exceeds the weight
of the Implement by at least 20%. DO NOT tow the Implement behind a truck or other type of
vehicle. Never tow the Implement and another Implement connected in tandem. Never tow the
Implement at speeds over 20 MPH. (STI-6)
DANGER!
Replace bent or broken blade with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STRAIGHTEN OR WELD
ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY CRACK OR OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE
WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN BLADES.
(SGM-10)
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Safety Section 1-10
SAFETY
PARTS INFORMATION
SEE YOUR SERVIS-RHINO DEALER
In addition to the design and configuration of this Implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment,
hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer also to
Safety Messages and operation instruction in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor and Equipment
Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor and Equipment. (SG-18)
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Safety Section 1-11
SAFETY
Servis-Rhino mowers use balanced and matched system components for blade carriers, blades, cuttershafts,
knives, knife hangers, rollers, drivetrain components, and bearings. These parts are made and tested to ServisRhino specifications. Non-genuine "will fit" parts do not consistently meet these specifications. The use of
“will fit” parts may reduce mower performance, void warranties, and present a safety hazard. Use genuine
Servis-Rhino mower parts for economy and safety. (SPRM-1)
SAFETY
SAFETY
NOTE: Rhino supplies safety decals on this
product to promote safe operation. Damage to
the decals may occur while in shipping, use, or
reconditioning. Rhino cares about the safety of
its customers, operators, and bystanders, and
will replace the safety decals on this product in
the field, free of charge (Some shipping and
handling charges may apply). Contact your Rhino
dealer to order replacement decals.
11' Models
Attaches to Bolts on top of
Divider Gearbox.
15
14
22
8A
6
25
13
23
7
10
21
12
8
25
5
12
9
16
19
13
20
3A
1
18
16
23
17
2
9
3A
23
23
3A
2
17
7
19
27
9
24
23
24
25
3A
23
11
12
28 25
17
30 18
3A
11
2
3A
23
23
3A
13
23
19
25
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18
4
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SAFETY
NOTE: Rhino supplies safety decals on this
product to promote safe operation. Damage to
the decals may occur while in shipping, use, or
reconditioning. Rhino cares about the safety of
its customers, operators, and bystanders, and
will replace the safety decals on this product in
the field, free of charge (Some shipping and
handling charges may apply). Contact your Rhino
dealer to order replacement decals.
13-1/2', 14-1/2', 15-1/2', 16-1/2'
Models
36
35
Attaches to Bolts on top of
Divider Gearbox.
33
31
15
29
11
3A
7
25
32
19
23
3A
23
23
13
Stand for SMV
2
19
11 25 30
16
23
25
23
24
3A
28 19 11
24
9
9
23
16
23
13
3A
1
27
2
5
12
23 7
18
3A
25
8 21
2
6 10
22 8A
14
20
3
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4
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12
23
17
7
3A
18
25
3A
13
SAFETY
31
34
SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
LEVEL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
3A
4
5
6
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
00725746
00753840
00756004
00756004
00756005
00756059
00756494
00758194
00760657
00773723
00763536
00769736
00769737
02962765
02967827
D103
03200347
1458392
1458393
000678
00755691
00763613
00763977
D102
D301
D302
00763535
00763539
00763539A
00763539B
00763539C
00776481
00776031
00763618C
10058000
00024100
02959924
1
3
((4))
{2}
((4))
1
1
3
1
1
3
1
3
2
3
1
1*
2
2
2
3
1
1
1
9
2
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
6
3
PELIGRO
DANGER!
DANGER!
DANGER!
DANGER!
DANGER!
DANGER!
WARNING!
IMPORTANT
PELIGRO
WARNING!
WARNING!
DANGER!
WARNING!
DANGER!
WARNING!
REFLECT
REFLECT
REFLECT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
L.NAME
LOGO
NAME
SER PLT
SER PLT
SER PLT
SER PLT
INSTRUCT
Get Manuals Translated
Folding Wings
D/L Shield missing. DO NOT OPERATE.
Shield missing. DO NOT OPERATE.
Rotating Driveline
Leak Detection
D/L Multiple Hazard
Pinch Point, Belt
Genuine Rhino Parts
Rotating Driveline Translation
Disengage PTO before Folding
Use/Repair Shields & Guards
Cutting Blades/Thrown Objects
Pinch Point/Crushing
Multiple Hazard Fldg Rotary
540 RPM PTO
SMV
Red Reflectors
Amber Reflector
Grease Fitting Inside
Lube and Blade Bolt
Slip Clutch Adjustment
Notice to Owner
Drawbar-to-PTO distance
RHINO (2-5/8 x 10 1/16)
Rhino (4-7/8 x6-1/2)
TURF FLEX
Turf Flex Serial Plate
Left Mower TX Serial Plate
Center Mower TX Serial Plate
Right Mower TX Serial Plate
Operators Manual Inside
Canister, Operators Manual
Operators Manual
Bolt
Flatwasher
Locknut
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Installed by D/L Mfr.
Furnished by Tractor Mf.
Use One or the Other
Cut in half and attach to Deck
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SAFETY
13 -- 02967827 Front Cover
15 -- 03200347 SMV reflector
16 -- 99203 Red Reflector
17 -- 99204 Yellow Reflector
SAFETY
1 -- 00725746
3 -- 00756004
2 -- 00753840
5 -- 00756059
4 -- 00756005
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7 -- 00758194
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SAFETY
SAFETY
14 -- D103
6 -- 00756494
18 -- 000678
9 -- 00763536
8 -- 00760657
11 -- 00769737
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SAFETY
10 -- 00769736
19 -- 00755691
24 -- D302
25 -- 00763535 TURF FLEX Name
26 -- Model Number
27 -- Serial Plate
28 -- Serial Plate
29 -- Serial Plate
30 -- Serial Plate
20 -- 00763613
23 -- D301
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SAFETY
SAFETY
22 -- D102
21 -- 00763977
8A -- 00773723
31 -00776481
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SAFETY
FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS
This section is intended to explain in broad terms the concept and effect of federal laws and regulations concerning
employer and employee equipment operators. This section is not intended as a legal interpretation of the law and
should not be considered as such.
This Act Seeks:
“...to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful
working conditions and to preserve our human resources...”
DUTIES
Sec. 5 (a) Each employer(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free
from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to
his employees;
(2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.
(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules,
regulations and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions
and conduct.
OSHA Regulations
OSHA regulations state in part: “At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter,
the employer shall instruct every employee in the safe operation and servicing of all equipment with
which the employee is, or will be involved.”
Employer Responsibilities:
To ensure employee safety during Tractor and Implement operation, it is the employer’s responsibility to:
1. Train the employee in the proper and safe operation of the Tractor and Implement.
2. Require that the employee read and fully understand the Tractor and Implement Operator’s manual.
3. Permit only qualified and properly trained employees to operate the Tractor and Implement.
4. Maintain the Tractor and Implement in a safe operational condition and maintain all shields and guards on the
equipment.
5. Ensure the Tractor is equipped with a functional ROPS and seat belt and require that the employee operator
securely fasten the safety belt and operate with the ROPS in the raised position at all times.
6. Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
7. Provide the required tools to maintain the Tractor and Implement in a good safe working condition and provide
the necessary support devices to secure the equipment safely while performing repairs and service.
8. Require that the employee operator stop mowing if bystanders or passerbys come within 100 yards.
Child Labor Under 16 Years of Age
Some regulations specify that no one under the age of 16 may operate power machinery. It is your responsibility
to know what these regulations are in your own area or situation. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment
Standard Administration, Wage & Home Division, Child Labor Bulletin #102.)
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Employer-Employee Operator Regulations
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
INTRODUCTION
SECTION
Indroduction Section 2-1
INTRODUCTION
This Rotary Mower is designed with care and built with quality materials by skilled workers. Proper
assembly, maintenance, and operating practices, as described in this manual, will help the owner/operator
get years of satisfactory service from the machine.
INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize, and instruct. The Assembly Section instructs the owner/
operator in the correct assembly of the Mower using standard and optional equipment. The Parts Listing
section is designed to familiarize the owner/operator with replaceable parts on the Mower. This section
provides exploded assembly drawings of each mower component illustrating each piece and the
corresponding part number.
Careful use and timely service saves extensive repairs and costly downtime losses. The Operation and
Maintenance Sections of the manual train the owner/operator how to work the Mower correctly and attend
to appropriate maintenance. The Trouble Shooting Guide helps diagnose difficulties with mower and offers
solution to the problems.
Safety is of primary importance to the owner/operator and to the manufacturer. The first section of this
manual includes a list of Safety Messages, that, if followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders
from injury or death. Many of the Safety Messages will be repeated throughout the manual. The owner/
operator/dealer should know these Safety Messages before assembly and be aware of the hazards of
operating this mower during assembly, use, and maintenance. The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a
Signal Word, as seen below, is intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree
of possible injury faced when operating this machine.
CAUTION
The lowest level of Safety Message; warns of possible minor injury. Decals
located on the Mower with this Signal Word are Black and Yellow.
WARNING Serious injury or possible death! Decals are Black and Orange.
DANGER
Imminent death/critical injury. Decals are Red and White.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Your Turf Flex is designed for light-duty cutting such as lawn maintenance plus small weed and grass
control. With a reasonable amount of preventive maintenance, your Mower will provide years of dependable
service.
DANGER
NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE, RIDE ON, OR COME CLOSE
TO MOWER OR TRACTOR. Usually, 16-18 year-old children who are mature
and responsible can operate the mower with reasonable safety if they have
read Operator's Manual, been trained in safe operation of the machine, and
are physically large and strong enough to reach and operate controls easily.
DANGER
For Non-Agricultural use, OSHA, ASAE, SAE, and ANSI standards require the
use of Chain Guards, Deflectors, or Solid Skirts at all times. The Mower
manufacturer strongly recommends the use of Chain Guards or Solid Skirts for
Agricultural purposes as well, to reduce the risk of property damage, serious
bodily injury, or even death from objects thrown out by or from contact with the
Cutting Blades.
Front and rear and left and right are determined by the normal direction of travel, the same as driving an
automobile.
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INTRODUCTION
ATTENTION OWNER/OPERATOR
INTRODUCTION
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
1. Carefully read the Operator’s Manual, completely understand the Safety Messages and
instructions, and know how to operate correctly both the tractor and Mower.
2. Fill out the Warranty Card in full. Be sure to answer all questions, including the Serial
Number of the Mower. Mail within 30 days of delivery date of this implement.
NOTE: Warranties are honored only if completed “Owner Registration and Warranty” forms
are received by Alamo Group within thirty days of delivery of the mower.
3. Record the Mower Model and Serial Numbers on the Warranty page at the front of the
Operator’s Manual. Keep this as part of the permanent maintenance file for the Mower.
00760657
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND TO GUARANTEE OPTIMUM
PRODUCT RELIABILITY, ALWAYS USE GENUINE RHINO
REPLACEMENT PARTS. THE USE OF INFERIOR
REPLACEMENT PARTS MAY CAUSE PREMATURE OR
CATASTROPHIC FAILURE WHICH COULD RESULT IN
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. IF YOU HAVE ANY
QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE REPAIR PARTS YOU ARE
USING, CONTACT SERVIS-RHINO, P. O. BOX 712, SEGUIN,
TX 78156.
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ASSEMBLY
SECTION
Assembly Section 3-1
ASSEMBLY
DANGER!
Operating with PTO speed over 540 RPM can cause excessive vibration with subsequent
machine failure which can cause serious injury or even death. Never exceed 600 RPM.
DEALER SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS
Assembly of this mower is the reponsibility of the Rhino dealer. The mower should be delivered to the owner
completely assembled, lubricated, and adjusted for normal cutting conditions.
Set up mower as received from the factory with these instructions. Mower is shipped in bundles. Open parts box
and lay parts out to make location easy. Refer to parts lists and exploded view drawings for more detail.
ASSEMBLY
This mower is shipped partially assembled. Assembly will be easier if components are aligned and loosely
assembled before tightening hardware.
CAUTION!
Always use personal protection devices such as eye and ear protectors during assembly.
TONGUE JACK and WHEEL ATTACHMENT
Attach the Jack to the Main Frame and retain with Pin. Figue 1. Attach the Tires to the Hubs with Lug Bolts provided.
Figure 2.
NOTE: Install Tires with Valve
Stems torward outside of Frame
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
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ASSEMBLY
SWIVEL AND LIFT ARM ATTACHMENT
Attach the Swivel Assembly on the Lift Arms using chrome plated Attaching Pin (1) retain with Roll Pin (2). Figure
3. Remove the Attaching Pin (3) from the Main Frame. Attach the Right and Left Lift Arm (Note Jack storage mount
on Left Lift Arm only) to the Main Frame with attaching Pin (3). Secure with 1/2" x 1-1/2" bolt, (5) flatwasher, and
locknut. Attach the Toggle Links (6) to the right and left Lift Arms with attachin Pin (4). Secure with 1/2" x 1-1/2"
bolt, flatwasher, and locknuts. Figure 4.
2
1
INSIDE HOLE
NOTE: If Mower is a 14-1/2 ft. or 16-1/2 ft. unit, the Swivel
is installed in the outer hole of the Lift Arm. If the Mower is
a 13-1/2 ft. or 15-1/2 ft. unit, the Swivel is installed on the
inside hole of the Lift Arm.
FIGURE3
6
4
Jack
Storage
6
3
4
5
Jack
Storage
left wing
3
5
FIGURE4
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ASSEMBLY
OUTER HOLE
ASSEMBLY
HYDRAULIC CYLINDER ATTACHMENT
ASSEMBLY
Attach the Rear Hydraulic Cylinder to the Main Frame with Fittings pointing down. Retain with Pin and
Cotter Pin. Figure 5. Attach the Wing Hydraulic Cylinders to the the Main Frame and Toggel Links with Pins
provided. Figure 6.
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 6
WING MOWER ATTACHMENT
NOTE: The Wing Mowers are right and left mowers. On all Models there is not an inside Rear Caster Wheel, Instead
there is a Cutting Height Shaft support that rest on the Mainframe Flat Plate.
Position the Wing Mowers under the Wing Lift Arms and remove the Attachment Pin (1) from the Swivel. Attach
the Wing Mower to the Lift Arm and secure with 1/2" x 1-1/2" Bolt, (2) flatwasher, and locknut. Figure 7.
1
2
FIGURE 7
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ASSEMBLY
CASTER WHEEL ATTACHMENTS
REAR MOWER (FIGURE 8)
Attach the right and left Axle Arm
Weldment (1) to the deck with 3/8"
Gr. 5 bolts (2) flatwasher (1-1/2OD
x 3/16 thick) (3), and 3/8 locknuts
(4). Install four one inch spacers
(7) and two 1/4 inch spacer (8) on
each fork and wheel assembly (9).
Insert Wheel assembly Shaft (9)
into Axle Arm Weldment (1) and
retain with Snapper Pin (10).
1
10
10
3
8
8
7
7
5
6
6
1
7
9
5
4
3
3
2
6
7
9
2
4
3
FIGURE 8
NOTE bolt locations of stop.
48" CENTER
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72" RIGHT HAND CENTER
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ASSEMBLY
NOTE:
See pages 3-8 & 3-9 for Axle Arm
locations.
4
ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
CASTER WHEEL ATTACHMENTS
WING MOWER (FIGURE 9)
Attach the inside (1) and outside
Axle Arm Weldments (1 or 1A) to the
outer deck with 3/8" Gr. 2 bolt (2),
flatwasher (1-1/2"OD x 3/16" thick)
(3), and 3/8" locknut (4) installed in
outer front hole. All other arm retaining bolts are Gr. 5, 3/8" bolts (5). See
Fig. 13 & 14 for more details. Install
spacer (7,8,9) and forks as describe
in rear mower (Figure 8). The inside
rear leg of the wing mowers will
require a height adjustment shaft
(11), spacer tube (12) and a spacer
pad (13) installed with a 3/8" x 1 1/2"
socket head screw (14).
8
4
3
7
7
3
4
11
2
12
13
NOTE: Spacer (13) rests on support
flat welded to frontside of mainframe
cross tube.
1A
1
1
FIGURE 9
5
10
14
7,8,9
10
8
CASTER WHEEL ATTACHMENTS
REAR MOWER (11' MODEL)
FIGURE 10
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4
7
10
3
5
Attach the right and left Axle Arm
Weldment (1) to the deck with 3/8"
Gr. 5 bolts (2) flatwasher (1-1/2"OD
x 3/16" thick) (3), and 3/8" locknuts
(4). NOTE: Mount the inside and
outside rear arms in the forward set
of holes. Install four one inch spacers (7) and two 1/4 inch spacer (8)
on each fork and wheel assembly
(9). Insert Wheel assembly Shaft
(9) into Axle Arm Weldment (1) and
retain with Snapper Pin (10).
NOTE: Front Fork and Wheel Assemblies have Lock mechanism
which will not allow wheel to caster
360 degrees. See page 3-5 for 48"
Deck detail.
7
6
8
7
1
5
2
6
7
9
1
FIGURE 10
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CASTER WHEEL ATTACHMENTS
WING MOWER (11' MODEL)
FIGURE 11
8
10
3
7
2
4
7
10
3
7
8
11
12
13
6
5
14
5
7
1
ASSEMBLY
Attach the right and left Axle Arm
Weldment (1) to the outer deck with
3/8" Gr. 2 bolts (2) flatwasher (1-1/
2"OD x 3/16" thick) (3), and 3/8"
locknuts (4) in the front hole in Arm.
All other Arm retaining bolts are Gr.
5, 3/8" bolts. NOTE: Mount the
inside and out side wing arms in the
forward set of holes. Install four one
inch spacers (7) and two 1/4 inch
spacer (8) on each fork and wheel
assembly (9). Insert Wheel assembly Shaft (9) into Axle Arm Weldment
(1) and retain with Snapper Pin (10).
The inside rear leg of the Wing Mowers will require a height adjustment
shaft (11), spacer tube (12) and a
Spacer Pad (13) installed with a 3/8"
x 1-1/2" Screw (14).
4
9
NOTE: Spacer (13) rests on support
flat welded to front side of Mainframe
cross Tube.
FIGURE 11
REAR MOWER ATTACHMENT
To install the Rear Attaching Arms (1) on the Main Frame to the Center Rear Mower: Note: These Arms are Right
and Left Hand. They must be installed with the chain attachment hole (11) to the top and the offset to the inside.
Remove the Click Pins and install Arms to the Rear Deck. Roll Mower into position and align the Attaching Arms
in Main Frame. Position the Rear Lift Frame on Main Frame. Note: Position the Rear Lift Frame with the 9/16"
dia. holes (12) facing to rear. Align with Lift Arm Pins (2) and install. ATTENTION: Do not drive pin in with hammer.
This will damage the PTFE Bearings which are installed in the Rear Attaching Arm (1). Pin should slide in with
very little resistance. Secure Pins with 1/2" x 1-1/2" bolts (3), flatwashers, and locknuts.
Install bushing in A-Frame Brace (4) and attach to the Rear Mower in the center hole of bracket on Gearbox mount
plate. Retain with 1/2" x 1-1/2" bolt, flatwasher, and locknut. Attach the A-Frame Link (5) to the Rear Lift Frame
by sandwiching between Toggle Links with Pins (6). Secure with 3/8" x 3" bolts (7), flatwashers, and locknuts.
Attach the Lift Chain (8) to the Lift Arms and Rear Lift Frame. Attach the Rear Cylinder (9) to the Lift Frame with
Pin and Cotter Pin. Attach the Rear Lock-up Bar (10) to the Front Cylinder Pin, retain with cotter pin, and to the
Rear Cylinder Pin, retain with Clip Pin. Figure 12.
NOTE: Use Spacers #00763313,
1-3/8" long with Bolts.
5
7
6
REAR
10
9
12
REAR
8
4
FIGURE 12
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1
2
3
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AXLE ARMS IN POSTION
ASSEMBLY
Note bolt locations of Axle Arms on 60" Deck. Figure 13.
FIGURE 13
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ASSEMBLY
AXLE ARMS IN POSTION
Note bolt locations of Axle Arms on 72" Deck. Figure14
ASSEMBLY
FIGURE 14
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ASSEMBLY
DRIVESHAFT ATTACHMENT
All drivelines are equipped with slide collars on end yokes. To attach to the shaft grab and pull the collar on the
end of attaching yoke toward the opposite end of the driveline. Slide the yoke (with collar depressed) onto the
shaft. Move the yoke back and forth until the collar clicks forward and locks yoke in place.
Install the Jackshaft (1) on the Front Gearbox and install Bearing (2) on the Drive End. Sandwich the Bearing
between the Bearing Supports(3) & (7). Install the Pipe Spacers (4) and retain with 1/2" x 7" bolt (5)and locknut.
Figure 15
3
7
5
1
4
FIGURE15
ASSEMBLY
2
6
HYDRAULIC HOSE ATTACHMENT
Remove the caps from the Hydraulic Manifold (6 Fig. 13) on the Main Frame. Hydraulic Hoses p/n 00763742 are
used for the Wing Cylinders and p/n 00762693 is used for the Rear Cylinder. Hose p/n 00765738 attaches to
the remote on the Tractor Hydraulics. On the Hose p/n 00765738 at the Tractor disconnect install Fitting p/n
02957691 (1/2 pipe thread x 1/4 J.I. C.).
3-SPOOL VALVE
Cap the two side ports of the Manifold & connect the wing Hoses to Hoses p/n 00765738 with the 1/4" male JIC
x 1/4" NPT pipe fittings.
SMV ATTACHMENT
Remove top Bolt from the Divider Gearbox Cover and attach Mounting Bracket. Bolt SMV to Bracket
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WING DRIVESHAFT ATTACHMENT
Standard Driveline
Attach the wing driveline to the center power divider gearbox as shown so that both sides of the gearbox are
oriented the same NOTE: The driveline end with the extended shield cone attaches to the mower deck gearbox.
(FIGURE16)
FIGURE16
Constant Velocity (CV) Driveline
Attach the wing CV driveline to the center power divider gearbox with CV head at center box. Attach the end yokes
so they are oriented in line the same as shown. (FIGURE 17)
NOTE: Do not attach the drivelines with the CV Head on the wings. This will not allow the head to be raised up.
LEFT WING DRIVELINE
RIGHT WING DRIVELINE
FIGURE17
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ASSEMBLY
RIGHT WING DRIVELINE
LEFT WING DRIVELINE
ASSEMBLY
ROPE ROUTING FOR AUTOMATIC HEAD LOCKS
ASSEMBLY
Attach rope ends to latch at location shown in figure 18.
FIGURE 18
NOTE:
11' Model Only
Latch Angle
Lift Arm Pin
Ref. Hole
wing
arm
Clearance
Latch
Latch Bolt
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Adjust Latch Bolt to
provide minimum
clearance between
Reference Hole and
Latch. Over adjustment (too much
clearance between
Wing Arm and Latch)
may cause inproper
contact between Lift
Arm Pin and Latch
Angle. Not enough
clearance will cause
damage to Latch arm
when heads are
raised.
ASSEMBLY
NOTE: FIELD ASSEMBLY (FIGURE 19)- Head Locks
1. Loop ends back through welded link on lock bar and
then inside of braid by forming a hole 16" from end.
2. Adjust lengths as shown to give 8" overlap and 4"
loop.
3. Adjust to give diminsion shown.
4. Secure loops by running a plastic ties thru rope
braids (2) to prevent slipping.
NOTE: All lengths are before
forming the loops.
ASSEMBLY
11' Model Only
NOTE: All lengths are before
forming the loops.
13 1/2 - 16 1/2 Models Only
FIGURE 19
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OPERATION
SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
OPERATION
The safe operation of this machine is the responsibility of the operator. The operator should be familiar with the
mower and tractor and all safety practices before starting operation. This mower is designed for lawn or grass
mowing. It is not designed for rough conditions or heavy weed mowing. It is equipped with suction type blades for
best results in lawn mowing.
Always operate tractor PTO at 540 rpm.
This section provides information for attaching mower to tractor and preparing it for field operation. Review this
data prior to tractor hookup and operation.
TRACTOR PREPARATION
Wheel Treads
OPERATION
Tractor wheel tread spacing should be increased when working on inclines or rough ground to reduce the
possibility of tipping.
WARNING!
Do not get between Tractor and Mower when engine is running!
DANGER!
NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE, RIDE ON, OR COME CLOSE TO MOWER OR
TRACTOR. Usually, 15-16 year-old children who are mature and responsible can operate the
mower with reasonable safety if they have read Operator's Manual, been trained in safe
operation of the machine, and are physically large and strong enough to
reach and operate controls easily.
ATTACHING CUTTER TO TRACTOR
WARNING!
Never hitch or unhitch without using the Tongue Jack. The Tongue is very heavy, and attempted
lifting can cause strains and crushing injury should the Tongue fall suddenly and unexpectedly.
Use the Jack only for lifting the Mower. Overloading the Jack can cause failure with possible
serious bodily injury or even death.
Use the Tongue Jack to either hitch or unhitch the mower. Be sure the Wheels are properly blocked to avoid
rolling.
14" - 540 RPM
1
3
Tongue Jack
2
Tractor Power
Take Off
FIGURE 1
Place a 1" washer (1) under the top lip of the Clevis hitch. Add enough 1" spacer washers (2) between the bottom
of drawbar and the bottom lip of the Clevis to fill the open space. Install a 1" grade 5 or 8 bolt (5" long). Install a
locknut (3) onto the bolt beneath the Clevis and tighten the 1" locknut & bolt securely. See Figure 1.
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OPERATION
NOTE: If attaching Mower Clevis, tractor drawbar must extend to rear to allow turning without binding in the
Tongue Clevis. DO NOT USE THIS TYPE DRAWBAR WITHOUT STABILIZERS. Install washers the same as
detailed previously. See art below.
TRACTOR
LOWER
LINKS
DRAWBAR EXTENSION
ALLOWS AMPLE
TURNING CLEARANCE
STABILIZERS
CONTACT HERE
WILL CAUSE
IMMEDIATE
TONGUE OR CLEVIS
FAILURE
DRAWBAR
FIGURE 2
DANGER!
Failure to adjust the Drawbar to the CORRECT LENGTH, failure to PROVIDE DRAWBAR
CLEARANCE sufficient for short turns, and/or failure to ATTACH CLEVIS TO THE DRAWBAR
correctly and securely MAY ALLOW THE MOWER TO SEPARATE FROM THE TRACTOR
AND/OR THE DRIVELINE HALVES TO SEPARATE WHICH CAN CAUSE SERIOUS BODILY
INJURY OR DEATH TO THE OPERATOR OR OTHERS.
SAFETY CHAINS - PULL TYPE
When towing implements on the highway, use safety chain supplied with Implement. This will control the
implement in the event the hitch pin is lost.
After attaching the safety chain, make a trial run by driving the tractor to the right and to the left for a short distance
to check safety chain adjustment. If necessary, readjust to eliminate tight or loose chain.
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OPERATION
NOTE: NEVER ATTACH MOWER TO TRACTOR WITH A PIN NOT HAVING A NUT.
The two halves of the Clevis must be bolted together securely to carry the load properly without springing or
breaking the Clevis.
OPERATION
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT TO TRACTOR
1. Grasp and pull collar on end of attaching yoke toward mower.
2. Slide yoke (with collar depressed) onto PTO shaft.
3. Move yoke back and forth until locking collar clicks forward and locks the yoke in place.
WARNING!
When attaching PTO yoke to tractor PTO shaft, it is important that spring activated locking
collar slides freely and is seated in groove on PTO shaft.
WARNING!
Be sure PTO shielding and all other shielding is installed and is in good condition.
WARNING!
Avoid personal injury! Be sure tractor engine is off, key is removed, and ALLOW BLADES TO
STOP TURNING before dismounting to make adjustments.
CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
OPERATION
IMPORTANT: When operating, remote valve lever must be in detent position to allow mower heads to follow
ground contour. (Float)
IMPORTANT: Avoid very low cutting heights. Striking the ground with blades gives the most damaging shock
loads a cutter can encounter and will cause damage to cutter and drive system.
1. Using the tractor hydraulics, raise the mowers off the ground and support under it with secure blocking so not
to let the mower drift down during maintenance.
2. Holding wheel and yoke assembly up, remove quick-lock pin from top of gauge wheel spindle. Position full
length spacers and 1/4" spacer as required. All spacers on top of spindle tube allows for approximately 1/2"
cutting height. Adjustments range from 1/2" to a maximum of 5" in 1/4" increments. Figure 4.
3. For the 11' Model Shaft Height Adjustment remove quick-lock Pin from top of Shaft. Remove Shaft from Axle
Arm. Position full length Spacers and half Spacers as required. All spacers on top of spindle tube allows for
approximately 1/2" cutting height. Adjustments range from 1/2" to a maximum of 5" in 1/4" increments. Figure
5.
Add spacers for cutting
height adjustment.
One, 1" Spacer gives
approximately 1-1/2"
cutting height.
Figure 4
Figure 5
ROLLER ADJUSTMENT
Place roller brackets in lowest position for cutting heights 5" to approximately 3". Place in highest position for 1"
to approximately 1-1/2" cutting heights. Place in intermediate position for cutting heights of 2" to approximately
3".
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OPERATION
STARTING & STOPPING MOWER
Power for operating mower is supplied from tractor PTO. Refer to your tractor manual instructions for engaging
and disengaging the PTO. Always engage the PTO at low engine rpm. Always operate at recommended PTO
speed of 540 RPM. Learn how to stop tractor and mower quickly in case of an emergency.
IMPORTANT: Stop mower and tractor immediately upon striking an obstruction. Inspect the mower and repair
any damage before resuming operation. Do not disengage PTO when engine is at full PTO RPM. Always
idle engine before disengaging PTO.
WARNING!
Avoid personal injury. When attempting to stop a tractor which does not have live PTO, the
momentum created by the blade carrier of a rotary cutter can cause the tractor to be
pushed forward. DO NOT operate this cutter unless tractor has live or independent PTO.
To commence operation, reduce engine speed and engage the tractor PTO. Before starting to cut, gradually
increase engine speed to develop full PTO speed.
Enter the area to cut with the mower operating at PTO speed and, if it becomes necessary to temporarily regulate
engine speed during operations, increase or decrease the throttle gradually.
To transport, disengage the PTO, raise to full transport height.
CUTTING SPEED
Normally, ground speed will range from 1-1/2 to 5 mph. Tall dense material should be cut at low speed while thin
medium height material can be cut at a faster ground speed.
MOWING TIPS
Always operate PTO at recommended RPM when mowing. This is necessary to maintain proper blade speed
and to produce a clean cut.
Under certain conditions, tractor tires may roll some grasses down and prevent them from being cut at the same
height as the surrounding area. When this occurs, reduce the tractor ground speed, but maintain PTO RPM. The
lower speed will permit grasses to be at least partially rebound and be cut. Taking a partial cut and/or reversing
the direction of travel may also produce a cleaner cut.
As often as possible, stop mowing when other people are passing by. Although the Mower is shielded to prevent
objects from being thrown out by the blades, no one shield device is 100% effective. The operator has greater
knowledge of the dangers of being around this Mower while it is operational than the person on the street.
WARNING!
Avoid personal injury. Pick up all rocks and other debris before cutting. Enter new areas
carefully. Cut material higher the first time to allow cutter to clear unseen objects. Never assume
an area is clear. Always check.
Extremely tall grass should be cut twice. Raise mower and cut twice the desired height. Cut the second time at
desired height at 90 degrees to first pass.
Remember, sharp blades produce cleaner cuts and use less power.
Before mowing, analyze the area to determine the best cutting procedure. Consider the height and type of
material and the terrain type: hilly, level or rough.
Grass is best cut when it is dry. Mowing wet grass can cause plugging resulting in grass clumps behind the
mower.
Grass should be mowed frequently as shorter clippings deteriorate faster.
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Proper ground speed for mowing will depend upon the height, type, and density of material to be cut.
OPERATION
DETACHING AND STORING
Lower the Mower to the Ground. Park the Tractor with the transmission in the correct gear ( Automatic Transmission-- Park; Standard Transmission--Neutral). Set the parking brake, shut off the engine, and remove the
key. Wait until the PTO stops rotating before getting down from the tractor .
Disconnect the driveline from the tractor PTO and store it to prevent it from contacting the ground.
Always reinstall the master shield over the trator PTO Shaft. This shield should always remain in place except
when connecting or disconnecting driveline.
BEFORE OPERATING OR TRANSPORTING THIS MOWER
Always display this SMV emblem (FIGURE 6) on the stand mounted on the center Gearbox when transporting
this mower where it is clearly visible to following traffic. Prominent display of this symbol will help the operator
avoid accidents which could cause injury or possibly death.
OPERATION
FIGURE 6
DRIVELINE LENGTH CHECK PROCEDURE
WARNING!
A loose shaft could slip off and result in personal injury or damage to mower. When attaching
PTO yoke to tractor PTO shaft, it is important that spring activated locking collar slides freely
and locking balls are seated in groove on PTO shaft.
WARNING!
Before operating mower, check to make sure the driveline will not bottom out or become
disengaged.
*
*
*
*
Disengage the Driveline from the tractor PTO Shaft.
Slide the Driveline together until it "bottoms out" solidly.
Apply colored tape to the Inner Shield 1/8" from the end of the Outer Shield. FIGURE7
Re-attach the Driveline to the PTO Shaft.
1/8 INCH
FIGURE 7
COLORED TAPE
Driveline in maximum compressed position
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OPERATION
With the PTO NOT TURNING, slowly drive the tractor with mower attached through sharpest turn possible
and watch shaft movement.
With PTO NOT TURNING, slowly drive the tractor with mower attached through the most severe terrain
conditions expected and watch Shaft movement.
Check position which places driveline at maximum extended length and at maximum compressed length.
Maximum extended length must always maintain at least 10 inches of profile tube engagement. Maximum
compressed length should always maintain 1-9/16 clearance; if not shorten driveline as shown in Fig 8.
If driveline cannot be shortened and still maintain 10 inches of tube engagement then the operator should
note test so he can recognize the terrain conditions that might cause the problem and avoid possible damage by disconnecting driveline from tractor.
1-9/16
FIGURE 8
When crossing ditches with steep banks or going up sharp inclines, it is possible to “bottom out” the Driveline that
connects the tractor PTO to the Gearbox on mower.
Note: To bottom out means that the Inner Shaft has penetrated into the Outer Housing to its maximum depth until
the Assembly becomes solid - it can shorten no more. See Figure 9.
If this happens, it can cause serious damage to the tractor PTO by pushing the PTO into the tractor and through
the Support Bearings or downward onto the PTO Shaft, breaking it off.
Driveline bottom out.
FIGURE 9
WARNING!
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Either failure can allow the Driveline to come loose from the tractor which could cause bodily
injury to the operator or others in the vicinity along with expensive damage to the tractor and/or
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OPERATION
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ROUGH TERRAIN OPERATIONS
OPERATION
If you have a condition where your tractor will be going up a steep incline with your mower still on the flat area or
coming down the opposite incline, you have a potential problem. Figure 11. The correct preventive measure is
to instruct the operator to cross this kind of terrain at an angle. Figure 10. This will reduce the angle between the
tractor and the mower. The problem is more likely to occur if the Cutter is in the raised position while the tractor
is turning sharply and going up an incline.
CORRECT: Approach ditch at an angle
FIGURE 10
INCORRECT: DO NOT approach ditch straight on.
FIGURE 11
OPERATION
TRANSPORTING CUTTER:
1. Raise wings to full height.
2. Raise center section.
WARNING:
This machine can be turned over. Use caution when operating in transport position. Limit
speed and avoid sharp turns and rough terrain.
When transporting the mower, keep the Center Section as low to the ground as is practical to increase stability.
Raise the left and right Wing sections and use the transport lock bars to retain them in the upright position.
DANGER:
Keep everyone clear while lifting or lowering mower or raising and lowering Wings.
WARNING:
Use the tractor Warning Lights, SMV Sign, Reflectors, and other devices for adequate warning
to the operators of other vehicles. Comply with local governmental regulations.
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OPERATION
CV DRIVELINE CHECK PROCEDURES
The Main Driveline to tractor is equipped with a special constant velocity (CV) joint that allows the joint to run
smooth with no vibration even at joint angles up to 80 degrees. This joint will operate and perform satisfactorily
as long as it is not subjected to conditions which abuse it or go beyond its operating limits.
1. The constant velocity joint must be greased daily at 8 hour intervals. See Maintenance Section. Failure to
lubricate as instructed will cause rapid wear and failure of operating components of joint.
2. The constant velocity joint must not be subjected to a joint angle greater than 80 degrees. FIGURE 12.
10
DEG.
80 DEG.
FIGURE 13
FIGURE 12
To check maximum joint angle, connect mower to tractor. Do not connect driveline at this time. Start tractor and
make a maximum turn to left until tractor tire almost contracts frame. Then check joint by holding driveline yoke
above PTO shaft and then angle driveline yoke until it stops. There should be approximately a 10 degree
difference between center line of yoke and PTO shaft. FIGURE 13. If not, check drawbar length and shorten if
necessary or move rear tractor tires wider apart to limit turning radius.
3. The constant velocity joint must also not be subjected to conditions where telescoping tubes bottom out.
Check this condition at same time maximum angle was checked above. There should be at least 4 inches of
additional telescoping available with the yoke attached to the tractor.
NOTE: If the driveline will not connect because it does not have enough clearance; check to see if drawbar can
be lengthened or cut the driveline shield and tube lengths to provide adequate clearance.
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OPERATION
80 DEG.
OPERATION
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
STREAKING
Slow Blade Speed
Worn Blade Tips
Operate PTO at 540 RPM.
Replace with Genuine RHINO
Blades. See your Rhino dealer.
Sharpen blades uniformly.
Slow ground speed of tractor but
keep engine running at full PTO rpm.
Cutting slower will help.
Slow down until cured.
Tighten per instructions.
Apply belt dressing or replace
with special RHINO belt.
Tighten blade bolt securely.
(Note: Left Hand threads
Torque to 150 ft. lbs.)
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Dull Blades
Blades unable to cut that part
of grass pressed down by path
of tractor tires or casters
Mowing Too Fast
Drive Belt Loose
Belt Glazed/Slipping
Blade Loose on Spindle
OPERATION
Conditions too wet for mowing
MATERIAL DISCHARGES
Material too high and too much
FROM MOWER UNEVENLY, material
BUNCHES MATERIAL
ALONG SWATH
Belt Slipping
Grass Wet
HEAVY VIBRATION
Too high blade speed
Broken/bent Blade
Worn/Unbalanced Blade
Bent/Broken Sheave
Trash Hung on Blade
BELT SLIPPING
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Do not exceed 540 PTO RPM.
Replace with genuine RHINO
Blades. See your RHINO dealer.
Grind uniformly, rebalance or replace.
Replace parts.
Clean off blade.
Tighten or replace with Special
RHINO belt.
Use belt dressing or replace.
Clean or replace
Belt Glazed
Oil on belt
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Reduce ground speed but maintain
540 rpm at tractor PTO, or make two
passes over material. Raise the mower
for the first pass and lower to desired
height for the second and cut at 90 deg.
to first pass. Raise rear of mower high
enough to permit material to discharge,
but not so high that conditions listed
above occur.
Tighten or replace with special
RHINO belt.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Slow ground speed of tractor but
keep engine running at full PTO rpm.
Cutting lower will help.
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OPERATION
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
BELT SLIPPAGE
Mower overloading, material too
tall or heavy
Reduce tractor ground speed but
maintain full PTO rpm. Cut material
twice, one high pass and then mow
at desired height. Cut a partial swath.
Be careful not to over-lubricate.
Clean lubricant from belt and pulleys
with clean rag. Replace oil soaked
belt.
Check belt for free travel in pulleys
and belt guides. Check under mower
and around blade spindle shafts for
wire, rags, or other foreign material.
Clean all material from under mower.
Oil on belt from over lubrication
Belt hung up or rubbing
Belt misaligned or belt rubbing
guide.
Pulley misalignment
Re-align belt or guide. Be sure belt
doesn't rub any other part while running.
Inspect to ensure belt is running in
center of backside idler. Shim idler
as necessary to align.
BELT ROLLOVER
Pulley misalignment
Damaged belt
Foreign object in pulley grooves
Re-align
Replace belt.*
Inspect all pulley grooves for rust,
paint or weld spots and remove.
Replace pulley
Worn pulley groove
DAMAGED BELT
Rollover, high shock loads or
installation damage
Replace belt.*
BELT BREAKAGE
High shock loads
Avoid abusive mowing. Avoid hitting
the ground or large obstructions.
Check drive alignment for foreign
material in grooves. Ensure proper
tension. Avoid hitting solid objects
or ground.
Belt came off drive
*Check belt for damage by laying it flat on floor. If belt does not lie flat (has humps or twists), which indicates
broken or stretched cords, it must be replaced. Each mower head belt must be replaced as set of two Belts.
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OPERATION
FRAYED EDGES ON
BELT COVER
.
MAINTENANCE
SECTION
Maintenance Section 5-1
MAINTENANCE
Before operating your Mower, make sure it is properly lubricated and thoroughy inspected. Only a minimum of time
and effort is required to regularly lubricate and maintain this machine to provide long life and trouble free operation.
WARNING!
Always disengage the PTO before raising the mower for transporting or making
adjustments.
LUBRICATION INFORMATION
Do not let excess grease collect on or around parts, particulary when operating in sandy areas. The illustrations
below shows lubrication points. All points should be lubricated daily under normal operating conditions. Severe
or unusual conditions may require more frequent lubrication. Figure 1.
MAINTENANCE
Use an SAE multi-purpose, lithium-type grease for all locations shown. Be sure to clean the fitting thoroughly before
using grease gun. Daily lubrication of the wing driveline slip joint is necessary. Failure to maintain proper lubrication
will result in damage to U-joints, gearbox, and/or driveshaft.
FIGURE 1
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MAINTENANCE
GEARBOX
The Gearboxes have been filled with lubricant to the Test Plug Level prior to shipment. However, you should check
the oil level at Test Plug before operating, and frequently thereafter.
The gearbox should not require additional lubricant unless the box is cracked or a seal is leaking. It is recommended
that the oil level plug be removed after every 8 to 10 hours of operation and oil added until it runs out Test Plug hole.
The Test Plug is located on the back of the Gearbox. Filler Plug is located on top back of Gearbox. Figure 2.
FILLER PLUG
TEST PLUG
FIGURE 2
Recommended lubricant is NLGI 000 Grease, Rhino P/N 00765444. Gearbox capacity is one quart.
ATTENTION: If the Gearbox suddenly starts making an unusual noise, stop at once, check for leaks, and refill
Gearbox as required.
CENTER 4-WAY GEAR BOX
Gear box is filled from factory with proper lube level. There is no level check plug. To check oil level insert a
clean wire, rod, or measuring device to determine distance from top of gear box. Oil level should not be lower
than 3 1/4 inches or more than 2 1/4 inches from the top. Figure 3.
FIGURE 3
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MAINTENANCE
NOTE: Overfilling the Gearbox will cause pressure to build up and cause Oil Seals to leak.
MAINTENANCE
SWIVEL ASSEMBLY
The Swivel Assembly should be lubricated every 8
hours. Figure 3.
FIGURE 3
GAUGE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES
MAINTENANCE
Gauge wheels are equipped with bushings which require grease daily. Grease Fittings are provided in the Wheel
Hub and Gauge Wheel Pivot . Grease after 8 hours of use. Figure 4 &5.
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 5
BLADE SPINDLE LUBRICATION
Blade spindles must be lubricated daily (every 8 hrs). Figure 6. Access lubrication fitting through hole in outer
shields and in center gearbox mounting. Each spindle must be lubricated enough each time to force small amount
of grease out through top seal. NOTE: Do not over lube as excess grease may get on belt drive.
FIGURE 6
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MAINTENANCE
DRIVELINE LUBRICATION
The Drivelines and U-Joints should be inspected each morning before the mower is started. FIGURE 7
The U-Joint and CV Joint on the Driveline undergo extreme forces when the unit is turning or when the Wings are
being raised. It is important that the U-Joints and CV Joint be greased each day before the unit is started, and
after each 8 hours of use. The U-Joints are located at each end of the Center and Wing Drivelines. The CV Joint
is located at the end of the Main Driveline. The U-Joint and CV Joint assemblies are accessible by rotating the
Driveline Safety Shield until the hole in the Shield matches up with the Grease Fitting. Use #2 Bearing Grease for
lubrication. Do not force grease through the Needle Cup Assemblies. Inspect the U-Joint for wear by holding the
shaft on one side of the U-Joint while trying to rotate the shaft on the other side of the U-Joint. If there is noticeable
movement in the Driveline replace the U-joint before it causes severe damage to the Driveline.
IMPORTANT:
Points A and B MUST be lubed every 8 hours.
GREASE
EVERY
8 HOURS
A
GREASE ALL
POINTS
B EVERY 8 HOURS
FIGURE 7
Grease telescoping profile tube through slots in shield tubes. NOTE: If slots do not align, cut another slot in outer
shield that will align with hole in inner shield.
WING DRIVELINE PROFILE LUBRICATION
Grease telescoping profile tube inside the shielding daily. Driveline must be removed from one connection,
separated and greased per Figure 8.
Raise and lower wings after applying grease to spread over joint working area.
FIGURE 8
WARNING!
When attaching slide collar yoke to gearbox shaft, it is important that the spring-activated locking
collar slides freely and locking ball is seated on the groove on PTO shaft. A loose yoke could slip
off and result in personal injury or damage to mower.
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MAINTENANCE
CV DRIVELINE PROFILE LUBRICATION
MAINTENANCE
BLADE SERVICING
Inspect blades before each use to determine that they are properly installed and in good condition. Replace any
blade that is bent, excessively nicked, worn, or has any other damage. Small nicks can be ground out when
sharpening.
Use only original equipment blades on this mower. They are made of special heat-treated alloy steel. Substitute
blades may not meet specification and may fail in a hazardous manner that could cause injury.
BLADE SHARPENING
Always sharpen both cutting edges of each blade at the same time, the same amount, to maintain balance. Follow
original sharpening pattern as shown. Do not sharpen blade to a razor edge, but leave a 1/32" blunt edge. Do not
shapen back side of blade. Figure 9.
WARNING!
Avoid personal injury. Always block the mower up to prevent it from falling when the blades and/
or carrier are being serviced.
MAINTAIN CORNER
MAINTENANCE
FOLLOW ORIGINAL PATTERN
1/32"
FIGURE 9
IMPORTANT: When sharpening blades, grind each end the same amount to maintain balance. Unbalanced blades will cause excessive vibration which can damage blade spindle bearings. Vibration may also
cause structural cracks in mower housing.
BLADE REMOVAL
Hold the end of blade using heavy leather gloves and remove left hand threaded bolt.
BLADE INSTALLATION
Install washer on blade bolt, insert bolt into blade, thread bolt into spindle shaft. NOTE: Blade bolt has left hand
threads. Tighten blade bolt to 150 ft. lbs. torque. Use heavy leather gloves during tightening process to hold blade
and wrench.
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4
2
3
1
5
FIGURE 10
3/4"
10 LBS.
Flatwasher
Locknut
Flatwasher
Bolt
BELT ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE (All Models except 11')
Adjust the tension in the drive belt, item1, properly so that it deflects 3/4" when a force of approximately 10 lb. is
applied as indicated.
Tighten drive belt by loosening nut, items 2 & 5, and turn nut, item 3 against the anchor plate until proper tension
is reached. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. Tighten jam nut, item 4., and nut item 2. And retighten item 5. FIGURE
10.
Replace the belt safety shields using wing nuts.
BELT INSTALLATION (All Model except 11')
To replace drive belt (1), remove belt shields and loosen nuts (2, and 3). Loosen and remove nut (5). Disassemble
tensioning idler noting location of all loose parts.Loosen front pair of gearbox mount retaining bolts. Remove rear
gearbox mount retaining bolts. Note location of shim washers if present so they can be reinstalled later. This allows
gearbox mount to be raised so belt can be inserted and removed between top of deck and gearbox shaft. Once
belt is in place on large drive sheave, reinstall and tighten gearbox retaining hardware. Locate rear of gearbox
mount at same elevation as it was, before being removed. Reassemble tensioning idler with belt between idler and
bracket. Route belt as shown in layout and set tension per adjustment procedure.
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MAINTENANCE
BELT ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE (11' MODEL)
Adjust the tension in the drive belt, item 1, properly so that they deflect 3/4" when a force of approximately 10 lb.
is applied.
Tighten drive belt by loosening one nut, items 2, and tightening other nut until belt is properly tensioned. Jam the
first Nut to hold adjustment. NOTE: If more thread adjustment is needed loosen off and hook Spring (4) in next
shorter Chain Link (3).
Replace the belt safety shields using wing nuts.
BELT INSTALLATION (11' MODEL)
To replace drive belt (1), remove belt shields and loosen nuts (2). Loosen the nut (2). Disassemble tensioning
Spring noting location of all loose parts.Loosen front pair of gearbox mount retaining bolts. Remove rear gearbox
mount retaining bolts. Note location of shim washers if present so they can be reinstalled later. This allows gearbox
mount to be raised so belt can be inserted and removed between top of deck and gearbox shaft. Once belt is in
place on large drive sheave reinstall and tighten gearbox retaining hardware. Locate rear of gearbox mount at same
elevation as it was, before being removed. Reassemble tensioning Spring with Chain. Route belt as shown in layout
and set tension per adjustment procedure.
MAINTENANCE
1
2
4
3
FIGURE 11
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MAINTENANCE
STORAGE
Your rotary mower represents an investment from which you should get the greatest possible benefit. Therefore,
when the season is over, the cutter should be thoroughly checked and prepared for storage so that a minimum
amount of work will be required to put it back into operation for the next season. The following are suggested
storage procedures:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Thoroughly clean the mower.
Lubricate the mower as covered in Maintenance Section.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended torque.
Check the mower for worn or damaged parts. Make replacements immediately.
Store the mower in a clean, dry place with the mower housing resting on blocks.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the mower.
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS
The chart lists the correct tightening torque for fasteners. When bolts are to be tightened or replaced, refer to this
chart to determine the grade of bolts and the proper torque except when specific torque values are assigned in
manual text.
RECOMMENDED TORQUE IN FOOT POUNDS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE MANUAL*
NOTE: These values apply to fasteners as received from supplier, dry or when lubricated with normal engine oil.
They do not apply if special graphited or molydisulphide greases or other extreme pressure lubricants are used.
This applies to both UNF fine and UNC coarse threads.
MAINTENANCE
*
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MAINTENANCE
BLADE SPINDLE SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS (FIGURE 13)
DISASSEMBLY
1. Remove adjusting nut #3.
2. Support spindle housing #2 under flange and drive out shaft assembly #1.
CAUTION!
Use tube on top end of shaft to protect grease fitting.
3. Remove bearing cups from housing. Remove lower bearing from shaft assembly by inserting punch through
hole in shaft hub and drive bearing off shaft. Once bearing has been moved 3/8" - 1/2" up shaft, lay flat bars on
either side of the shaft and support across vice..or other convenient means. Remove bearing by driving as
described in step #2.
4. Clean all parts and reassemble with new parts can proceed.
ASSEMBLY
1. Press bearing cups in spindle housing.
2. Insert bearing cone in bottom of housing and press in bottom seal #6, flush with bottom of housing.
3. Insert shaft assembly #1 through bottom seal and bearing. Press or lightly drive shaft until it bottom against
bearing.
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4. Turn spindle over and sit on blade mount washer. Install top bearing and seal. NOTE: Direction of seal lip on
top side.
5. Install top adjusting nut #3. Adjust nut to give bearing end play of .002" - .006". Apply Loctite 242 to nut.
6. Grease spindle, until grease is forced out top seal lip.
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7
4
Use a 15/16" minimum I.D. Tube to
remove Shaft.
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2
5
6
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CLUTCH ASSEMBLY (Figure 14)
1. Remove snap ring (1). This allows removal of complete quick coupler (13,14,15,2) and three locking clutch balls
(18).
2. Tighten four hex nuts (10) until spring assembly (9 and 12) are loose in main housing (3). NOTE: Small amount
of lubricant on nut and threaded stud will avoid problem of twisting studs off.
3. Place clutch in vise so it can be held firm during next step.
4. Slots have been punched in outer circumference of main housing and at four equally spaced points around
housing it has been deformed inward over the belleville springs. This retains the springs in housing when four hex
nuts are released. These four deformed areas must be straightened out so that pressure plate assembly can be
removed from housing. A special clutch service tool part number 8522 can be purchased and used to straighten
deformed areas during disassembly and reform them during assembly. This tool is a bar with two pins located at
one end (see Fig 14). To straighten housing place end pin on inside of clutch housing and second pin on outside
of clutch housing. Apply pressure on end of bar so that pin in end of bar will straighten housing. NOTE: Hex nuts
be disassembled.
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4
5 18
4
6
4
7
4
8
9
12 10
11
15
16
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Figure 14
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(10) must be tigthened to release spring pressure before attempting to straighten main housing. Clutch can now
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
To keep your implement running efficiently and safely, read your manual thoroughly and follow these directions and the
Safety Messages in this Manual. The Table of Contents clearly identifies each section where you can easily find the
information you need.
The OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (1928.51 Subpart C) makes these minimum safety requirements
of tractor operators:
REQUIRED OF THE OWNER:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Provide a Roll-Over-Protective Structure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and
Provide Seatbelts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
Ensure that each employee uses such Seatbelt while the tractor is moving; and
Ensure that each employee tightens the Seatbelt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected area
provided by the ROPS.
REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Securely fasten seatbelt if the tractor has a ROPS.
Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.
Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.
Do not permit others to ride.
Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.
Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
When the tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock, if available.
Keep children away from danger all day,
every day...
Equip tractors with rollover protection (ROPS)
and keep all machinery guards in place...
Please work, drive, play and live each day with
care and concern for your safety and that of
your family and fellow citizens.
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