Operator’s Manual Twin Rear Bagger For FastAttach Compatible Lawn Tractors ™ Models OEM-190-601 (for 38-inch & 42-inch decks) OEM-190-602 (for 46-inch decks) MTD PRODUCTS INC. P.O. BOX 368022 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-9722 PRINTED IN U.S.A. FORM NO. 770-10203D.fm (9/2000) FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new twin bagger grass collector. It will help you assemble, prepare and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says. Before you start assembling your new equipment, please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below. The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from our Customer Support Department or an authorized dealer. • You can locate the model number by looking front, left portion of the plastic grass catcher cover. See Figure 1. Model Plate Figure 1 • A sample model plate is explained below. For future reference, please copy the model number and the serial number of the equipment in the space below. (Model Number) (Serial Number) Copy the model number here: Copy the serial number here: MTD PRODUCTS INC CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136 CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Support Department. Call 1- (330) 220-4MTD (4683) or 1- (800)-800-7310 to reach a Customer Support representative. Please have your unit’s model number and serial number ready when you call. See previous section to locate this information. You will be asked to enter the serial number in order to process your call. For more details about your unit, visit our website at www.mtdproducts.com 2 SECTION 1: TO THE OWNER Model 601 and Model 602 Twin Rear Bagger Kits are grass collection systems designed for use on FastAttach Compatible Lawn Tractors equipped either a 38-inch/42-inch cutting deck (Model 601) or a 46-inch cutting deck (Model 602) only.They will NOT mount, nor operate safely or properly on any other tractor (including the Yard-Man Revolution and White Outdoor Products ZTT, regardless of the tractor’s FastAttach compatibility). ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ Carefully read this manual and study the illustrations to ensure proper installation and usage of this attachment. Read and observe all WARNING statements. They are included to provide for the protection of the equipment installer and user, and to ensure the prolonged service life of the equipment. NOTE: References to LEFT and RIGHT indicate the left and right sides of the tractor when facing forward in the operator’s position. Reference to the FRONT indicates the grille end; to the REAR the drawbar end. SECTION 2: CONTENTS OF CARTON Before beginning installation, remove all parts from the carton to make sure everything is present. Carton contents are listed below and shown in . Hardware part number are shown in parentheses. One Chute Tube Two Grass Bag Assemblies One Discharge Tube Assembly One Grass Catcher Cover Assembly One Set of Blades (Model 602 only) One Bracket Assembly w/ Clevis Pin (711-0309A) & Hairpin Clip (714-0117) in place. One Extension Tube Cover Assembly Chute Tube Support Tube (attached to cover) Bracket Assembly Blades Extension Tube (Model 602 Only) Bag Assemblies Discharge Chute Assembly Figure 2 3 SECTION 3: ASSEMBLY Warning: Before beginning installation, place the tractor on a firm and level surface. Place the PTO in the disengaged (OFF) position, stop the tractor engine and set the parking brake. Insert Support Tube Here Support Tube Rests Here Bracket Assembly Clevis Pin Hairpin Clip Shoulder Bolt Figure 3 Mounting the Bracket Assembly 3. Attach the grass bags using the slots as shown in Figure 4. 1. To ease the following procedures, pivot the seat forward and leave it in that position until the grass collector is fully mounted and assembled. 2. Remove the hairpin clip and clevis pin from the rear of the bracket assembly. 3. Position the hooked ends of the bracket assembly to the outside of the hitch plate and over the shoulder bolts. Refer to Figure 3. 4. Reinsert the clevis pin through the aligned holes in both the bracket assembly and the hitch plate and secure with the hairpin clip. Refer to Figure 3. Slots IMPORTANT: There are two holes in the clevis pin. Be sure to insert the hairpin clip in the upper hole to properly secure the bracket assembly to the hitch plate. Slots Attaching the Cover and Bags 1. Place the cover assembly’s support tube (refer to Figure 2) in position on the rear of unit by sliding the support tube down through the holes in the left side of the bracket assembly. Use the inside hole on the bracket assembly regardless of what size deck your tractor is equipped with. Refer to Figure 3. 2. Place the cover assembly in position so that the support tube rests on the right side of the bracket assembly. Refer to Figure 3. Allow the plastic cover to rest in the “open” position on the back of the tractor’s seat until Step 3 is completed. Figure 4 4. Close the cover on the grass collector. Attaching The Cutting Blades (Model 602 Only) WARNING: Protect your hands by using heavy gloves or a rag to grasp the cutting blade. 4 Remove the blades from your tractor’s cutting deck as follows. Hex Flange Nut Wood Block NOTE: Do NOT perform the following steps on tractor’s equipped with a 42-inch deck. 1. Remove the cutting deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to Deck Removal in the MAINTENANCE section of your tractor’s Operator’s Manual for detailed instructions) then gently flip the deck over to expose its underside. 2. Place a block of wood between the center deck housing baffle and the cutting blade to act as a stabilizer. See Figure 5. 3. Use a 15/16" wrench to remove the hex flange nut that secures the blade to the spindle assembly. See Figure 5. Spindle Assembly NOTE: The hex flange nut has a normal (righthanded) thread pattern. Do NOT attempt to force the nut in the incorrect direction. Doing so may damage the nut and create a safety hazard. Figure 5 4. Install the new blades packed with the bagger. Be sure to install the blade with the side of the blade marked ‘‘Bottom’’ (or with a part number stamped in it) facing the ground when the mower is in the operating position. IMPORTANT: Mount the SMALLER of the three blades to the CENTER spindle. The remaining two blades are interchangeable. IMPORTANT: Use a torque wrench to tighten the blade spindle hex flange nut to between 70 foot-pounds and 90 foot-pounds. 5. Remount the cutting deck. Discharge Chute Retainer Strap Attaching the Discharge Chute Figure 6 1. Raise the deck to its highest position by placing the lift lever in the top notch on the right fender. 2. Pivot the chute deflector on the deck upward. 3. Place the top edge of the discharge chute in position over the chute opening on the deck, then push down on the discharge chute so the front edge fits snugly around the cutting deck opening. See Figure 6. 4. Fasten the discharge chute in position by hooking the retainer strap over the retainer clip found on the front lip of the cutting deck. See Figure 6. 5. Pivot the cover assembly forward and insert the upper end of the chute tube into the hole in the cover assembly. See Figure 7. 6. Insert the extension tube between the discharge chute and the chute tube as shown in Figure 7. 7. Secure by placing the ends of the retainer straps on the discharge chute over the clips on the chute tube. See Figure 7. Chute Tube Extension Tube Retainer Strap Discharge Chute Figure 7 5 Models 601 & 602 5 1 28 14 2 24 4 5 10 5 14 17 24 3 22 24 17 26 17 7 8 22 9 30 24 9 24 37 9 24 13 25 11 12 20 9 24 27 6 24 19 24 21 36 17 23 29 18 23 32 31 18 39 15 35 16 33 38 34 6 Models 601 & 602 REF. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 PART NO. 16847A 16596 731-0821A 731-1417 731-0824A 726-0258 723-0412 723-0413 712-0147 710-0351 710-0473 710-0599 710-0896 16594A 631-0007 16587D 16591A 16592 16606 710-0473 710-0604A 710-0751 710-3008 711-0309A 712-0272 712-0431 723-0476 712-3004A 712-3027 714-0117 723-0383 731-0827A 731-0925B 731-0899A 731-0926 736-0255 736-0253 731-3272 731-2299 738-0380 783-0765 749-0701A 764-0221 783-0601 783-0673 783-0764 742-0644 742-0645 DESCRIPTION Screen Assembly Hinge Bracket Assembly Grass Catcher Cover (Model 601) Grass Catcher Cover (Model 602) Plastic Plate, 1/8 x 5.6 sq. Zip Twist Fastener Tube Seal (Model 601) Tube Seal (Model 602) U-Type Speed Nut, #10-24 Screw, #10-16 x .5 (Model 601) Screw, #10-24 x .5 (Model 602) Hex Screw, 1/4-20 x .5 (Model 601) Hex Screw, 1/4-14 x ..625 (Model 602) Cover Assembly (Model 601) Cover Assembly (Model 602) Catcher Support Tube Mounting Bracket Bag Frame Hanger Bracket Catcher Support Tube Assembly Retainer Hook Bracket Screw, #10-24 x .5 Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625 Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x .62 Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x .75 Clevis Pin Hex Sems Nut, 10-24 Hex Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16 Retainer Strap Assembly Hex Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18 Hex Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20 Internal Cotter Pin, .148 x 3 Retainer Strap Assembly Discharge Chute (Model 601) Discharge Chute (Model 602) Chute Tube (Model 601) Chute Tube (Model 602) Bell Washer (Model 601) Bell Washer (Model 602) Extension Tube (Model 601) Extension Tube (Model 602) Shoulder Screw, .50 x .27, 3/8-16 Support Cross Bracket Bag Frame Tube Bag Catcher Support Bracket RH Catcher Support Bracket LH Catcher Support Bracket Star Center Blade, 16.28 (Model 602) Star Center Blade, 14.88 (Model 602) 7 MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD PRODUCTS INC (“MTD”) with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its possessions and territories. MTD warrants this product against defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in material or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or use of any accessory or attachment not approved by MTD Products Inc. for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting damages. Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to separate terms as follows: All normal wear part or component failures will be covered on the product for a period of 90 days regardless of cause. After 90 days, but within the two year period, normal wear part failures will be covered ONLY IF caused by defects in material or workmanship of OTHER component parts. Normal wear parts and components include, but are not limited to, belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes, shave plates and tires. Batteries are covered by a 90-day limited replacement warranty. HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER. To locate the dealer in your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or contact the Customer Service Department of MTD PRODUCTS INC by calling 1-800-800-7310 or writing to P.O. Box 368022, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722. This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases: a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Please refer to the applicable manufacturer’s warranty on these items. b. Log splitter pumps, valves and cylinders have a separate one year warranty. c. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade sharpening and tune-ups, or adjustments such as brake adjustments, clutch adjustments or deck adjustments; and normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure. d. MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported outside of the United States of America, its possessions and territories, except those sold through MTD’s authorized channels of export distribution. No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the applicable period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other express warranty or guaranty, whether written or oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product shall bind MTD. During the period of the Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above. (Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.) The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. MTD shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damages including, without limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services, for transportation or for related expenses, or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted product. (Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.) In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty. You assume the risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others and their property arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use the product. This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser, original lessee or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift. How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.