Servis-Rhino FM84A Operator`s manual

FM84A
Rotary Mower
Published 09/03
Effective S/N FM84A 10800 To Current
Part No. 00778237C
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.
Servis-Rhino
1502 E. Walnut
Seguin, Texas 78155
830-372-3080
© 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
Safety Information .......................................................................................................................................... 1-2
Decal Location .............................................................................................................................................. 1-11
Safety Decals ............................................................................................................................................... 1-12
Federal Laws & Regulations ................................................................................................................1-15
INTRODUCTION SECTION ............................................................................................................................ 2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION ................................................................................................................................... 3-1
A-Frame Attachment ....................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Caster Wheel Attachments ............................................................................................................................. 3-3
Driveline Attachment ....................................................................................................................................... 3-4
OPERATION SECTION .................................................................................................................................. 4-1
MAINTENANCE SECTION ............................................................................................................................ 5-1
Lubrication Information ................................................................................................................................... 5-2
Gearbox .......................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Gauge Wheel Assemblies ............................................................................................................................... 5-3
Driveline Lubrication ....................................................................................................................................... 5-4
Blade Spindle Lubrication ............................................................................................................................... 5-4
Blade Servicing .............................................................................................................................................. 5-5
Blade Sharpening ........................................................................................................................................... 5-5
Blade Removal and Installation ........................................................................................................................ 5-5
Belt Adjustment Procedure ............................................................................................................................. 5-6
Belt Removal/Installation ................................................................................................................................. 5-6
Storage ........................................................................................................................................................... 5-7
Torque Settings .............................................................................................................................................. 5-7
Blade Spindle Service Instructions ................................................................................................................. 5-8
RHINO and Servis are registered trademarks of Alamo Group Inc.
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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 implement. 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)
FM84A 09/03
© 2004 Alamo Group Inc.
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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© 2004 Alamo Group Inc.
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)
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)
SAFETY
DANGER!
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© 2004 Alamo Group Inc.
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)
FM84A 09/03
© 2004 Alamo Group Inc.
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
influence of drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
DANGER!
Operate the Tractor and/or Implement controls only while properly seated in
the Tractor seat with the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent
movement of the Tractor or Implement may cause serious injury or death.
(SG-29)
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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© 2004 Alamo Group Inc.
Safety Section 1-6
SAFETY
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)
DANGER!
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!
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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© 2004 Alamo Group Inc.
Safety Section 1-7
SAFETY
DANGER!
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)
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
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, or Chain Guards, or Bands are installed
and in good, workable condition;
-Mower sections or Wings are running close to and parallel to the
ground without exposed Blades;
-Passersby 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.) (SRM-1)
WARNING!
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement with the Tractor.
Turn curves or go up hills only at a low speed and using a gradual
steering angle. Rear mounted implements move the center of gravity to
the rear and remove weight from the front wheels. Make certain, by
adding front ballast, that at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the
front wheels to prevent rearing up, loss of steering control or Tractor tipover. Slow down on rough or uneven surfaces to prevent loss of
steering control which could result in property damage or possible injury.
Do not transport unless 3-Point lift lever is fully raised and in the latched
transport position. Dropping implement in transport can cause serious
damage to the tractor and/or Implement and possibly cause the operator
or others to be injured or killed. (S3PT-2)
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)
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© 2004 Alamo Group Inc.
Safety Section 1-8
SAFETY
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!
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
(3PT-10)
turned off, and all evidence of rotation has ceased.
“Wait a minute...Save a life!”
WARNING!
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors
with the windows closed. (SGM-11)
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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© 2004 Alamo Group Inc.
Safety Section 1-9
SAFETY
WARNING!
SAFETY
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
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-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;
-Passersby 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!
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)
PARTS INFORMATION
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)
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 1-10
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PELIGRO
Translate Safety Material
DANGER
Multi-Hazard
KEEP AWAY Cutting Blades/Thrown Objects
DANGER
D/L Shield Missing-Do Not Operate
WARNING
Guard Missing
DANGER
Rotating Driveline/Entanglement
DANGER
Driveline Hazards
DANGER
Blades/Thrown Objects
WARNING
V-Belt Pinch Point
IMPORTANT
Genuine Rhino Parts
PELIGRO
Rotating Driveline Translation
WARNING
540 RPM
REFLECTOR SMV
INSTRUC
Lube, Blade Bolt
INSTRUC
Notice to Owner
LOGO NAME Rhino Name (2 x 7-3/8)
NAME
FM84A Name
SERIAL PLATE FM Serial Plate
REFLECT
Red Reflectors
INSTRUCT
Operators Manual Inside
Canister, Operators Manual
Operators Manual
Bolt
Flatwasher
Locknut
INSTRUCT
5 Year Gearbox Warranty
* Furnished by Tractor Manufacturer
(( )) Installed by D/L Manufacturer
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.
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SAFETY
SAFETY DECALS
1 - 00725746
12 - D103
4 - 00756004
6 - 00756005
9 - 00758194
7 - 00756494
16 - 99101
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SAFETY DECALS
SAFETY
14 - 00755691
15 - 00763977
14
2 - 00749117
5 - 00775933
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SAFETY
SAFETY DECALS
11 - 00773723
3 - 00755742
20 - 00776481
8 - 00769737
26 - 00778611
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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
Introduction 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 FM84A mower 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, 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.
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.
WARNING
At least 20% of the tractor’s weight must be on the front tires with the Mower
lifted to provide adequate traction for safe steering under good conditions.
Slow down on hills, rough terrain, and curves.
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.
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ASSEMBLY
SECTION
Assembly Section
3-1
ASSEMBLY
The FM84A Mowers will attach to most tractors with Cat. I Three-Point hitch and a 540 RPM PTO. DO NOT
EXCEED HORSEPOWER RECOMMENDATIONS.
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.
ASSEMBLY
Set up mower as received from the factory with these instructions. Remove mower from carton. Open parts box
and lay parts out to make location easy. Refer to parts lists and exploded view drawings for more detail.
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.
A-FRAME ATTACHMENT
Attach the rear brace bars (1) to the lugs on the rear of the deck with 1/2" x 1-1/4" bolts (2) & 1/2" locknuts (3).
NOTE: Install rear braces in rear holes on deck if hitch pins are positioned in standard position. Install in front
holes if hitch pins are in extended position. Attach the A-Frame bars (4) to the lugs on the front of the deck with
5/8" x 1/2"bolts (5) & 5/8" locknuts (6). Attach the other end of the A-Frame bars (4) at the top and between the
rear brace bars (1) and top link (7) with 3/4" x 5-1/2" bolt (8), bushing (9) & 3/4" nut (10). Top link pin (11) is placed
through the open end set of holes of the top link and secured with hair clip pin (12). See FIGURE 1.
8
12
9
11
3
7
10
2
4
1
FIGURE 1
6
5
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ASSEMBLY
A-FRAME ATTACHMENT (cont'd.)
Install floating hitch pins to main frame using either the standard or extended hitch postions. See Figures 2 - 4
below for correct installation. Install hitch flats (1) to deck hitch using bolts (4) and locknuts (5), inserting bushings
(2 & 3) in proper locations as shown in Figure 2. The hitch pin (6) is always to be located on end nearest to the
tractor. There are two extended positions. To install in extended position move flats (1) forward and place bushings
in the proper locations shown in Figures 3 & 4.
5
1
8
2
ASSEMBLY
3
4
8
STANDARD POSITION
FIGURE 2
1ST EXTENDED POSITION
FIGURE 3
5
2ND EXTENDED POSITION
4
1
5
3
6
FIGURE 4
8
CASTER WHEEL ATTACHMENTS
7
Attach the right and left Axle Arm Weldment (1) to the
deck with 3/8" bolts (2) flatwasher (1-1/2OD x 3/16
thick) (3), and 3/8 locknuts (4). Install a one inch
spacer (5) and a 1/2 inch spacer (6) on each fork and
wheel assembly shaft (7). Insert fork shaft into axle
arm weldment. Install three additional one inch
spacers (5) on each axle shaft and retain using
snapper pin (8). FIGURE 4.
3
2
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FIGURE 4
ASSEMBLY
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT - To Gearbox
1. Insert yoke onto splined shaft. Twist red collar on end yoke.
2. Slide yoke (with collar twisted) onto gearbox shaft.
ASSEMBLY
3. Move yoke back and forth until collar clicks and locks the yoke in place.
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OPERATION
SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
OPERATION
RHINO FM84A FINISHING MOWER
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Rhino FM84A finishing mowers are manufactured with quality material by skilled workers. These mowers are
designed to cut grass, weeds, small brush and other vegetative material up to 1” diameter in areas such as
pastures, industrial areas, and roadsides. The mower is equipped with protective deflectors and/or chain guards
to prevent objects being thrown from the mower by the blades, however, no shielding is 100% effective. All shields,
guards, deflectors, and chains equipped on the unit must be maintained on the mower in good operational condition.
It is the operator’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of all potential operating hazards and to take every reasonable
precaution to ensure oneself, others, animals, and property are not injured or damaged by the mower, tractor, or a
thrown object. Do not operate the mower if passersby, pets, livestock, or property are directly in front or to the rear
of the unit.
This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate safe and proper mower use
to the operator. Pictures contained in this section are intended to be used as a visual aid to assist in explaining
the operation of a rotary mower and are not specificto a FM84A mower. Some pictures may show shields
removed for purposes of clarity. NEVER OPERATE this implement without all shields in place and in good
operational condition. The operator must be familiar with the mower and tractor operation and all associated
safety practices before operating the mower and tractor. Proper operation of the mower, as detailed in this
manual, will help ensure years of safe and satisfactory use of the mower.
OPERATION
IMPORTANT: To avoid mower damage, retorque all bolts after the first 10 hours of operation.
MOWER SPECIFICATION....................................................................................................
4-4
(1) OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS....................................................................................................4-5
(2) TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS.......................................................................................................4-6
(2.1) ROPS and Seatbelt............................................................................................................4-6
(2.2) Tractor Safety Devices........................................................................................................4-6
(2.3) Tractor Horsepower............................................................................................................4-7
(2.4) 3-Point Hitch.....................................................................................................................4-7
(2.5) Front End Weight...............................................................................................................4-8
(2.6) Power Take Off (PTO).........................................................................................................4-8
(3) GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR........................................................................................4-9
(3.1) Boarding the Tractor...........................................................................................................4-9
(3.2) Dismounting the Tractor......................................................................................................4-9
(4) STARTING THE TRACTOR.........................................................................................................4-10
(5) CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR..........................................................................4-11
(5.1) Connecting the Mower.......................................................................................................4-11
(6) SETTING THE MOWER.............................................................................................................4-12
(6.1) Setting Mowing Height-Lift Type.........................................................................................4-13
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(7) DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT..........................................................................................................4-13
(7.1) Driveline Length Modification..............................................................................................4-13
(8) PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE..........................................................................4-15
(8.1) Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service.............................................................................4-16
(8.2) Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service.............................................................................4-16
(9) DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER......................................................................................4-18
(9.1) Starting the Tractor............................................................................................................4-19
(9.2) Brake and Differential Lock Setting.....................................................................................4-20
(9.3) Raising the Mower.............................................................................................................4-20
(9.4) Driving the Tractor and Mower.............................................................................................4-21
(9.5) Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines...................................................................................4-22
(10) OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER...............................................................................4-23
(10.1) Foreign Debris Hazards...................................................................................................4-23
(10.2) Bystander/Passersby Precaution......................................................................................4-24
(10.3) Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO)..................................................................................4-25
(10.4) PTO RPM and Ground Speed...........................................................................................4-25
(10.6) Shutting Down the Mower................................................................................................4-28
(11) DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR...........................................................4-29
(12) MOWER STORAGE.................................................................................................................4-30
(13)
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER......................................................................4-31
(13.1) Transporting on Public Roadways....................................................................................4-32
(14) TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE..................................................................................................4-34
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY SECTION OF THIS
MANUAL AND THE TRACTOR MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE TRACTOR AND MOWER. If
you do not understand any of the instructions, contact your nearest authorized dealer for a full explanation. Pay
close attention to all safety signs and safety messages contained in this manual and those affixed to the cutter
and tractor.
DANGER!
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 medias de seguridad. (SG-3)
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INSTRUCTIVO!
OPERATION
(10.5) Operating the Mower........................................................................................................4-26
OPERATION
Mower Specifications
OPERATION
FM84A
Mowing Width - 84”
Overall Width - 88”
Overall Length - 76.5”
Cutting Height: 1/2” - 4-1/2”
Height Adjustment: Adjustable Spacers
Hitch: Cat I, Floating Hitch
Blades: .237” x 2-1/4” x 29-1/2”
Blade Overlap: 2-1/8”
Horsepower Required: 30-55
Gearbox Rating (540 RPM): 55 hp
Gearbox Ratio: 1:2.8
Blade Spindle: Three, 1” Diameter,
Tapered Roller Bearings
Blade Tip Speed(540 RPM): 18,583 FPM
Cutting Capacity (Max.): Grass
Driveline Size: CAT 3
Driveline Protection: “B” Size Belt
Deck Thickness: 3/16”
Side Skirt: 3/16” x 4-3/4”
Tire & Wheel: 13”x6.5”x6” Pnuematic
Discharge: Rear
Weight(Approx.): 800 lbs.
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OPERATION
1. OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
Safe operation of the rotary mower is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and
understands both the mower and tractor Operator Manuals and is experienced in tractor and mower operations
and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual, safety message
decals are affixed to the mower and tractor. If any part of the operation and safe use of the mower and tractor is not
completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a full explanation.
Safe mower operation requires that the operator wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the job
conditions while connecting, operating, servicing and repairing the mower and tractor. PPE is designed to provide
operator protection from bodily injury and includes the following:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Protective eye glasses, goggles, or face shield
Hard hat
Steel toed safety footwear
Gloves
Hearing protection
Close fitting clothing
Respirator or filter mask
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 influence of drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
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OPERATION
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OPERATION
2. TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
The tractor used to operate the mower must have the power capacity to lift, pull, and operate the Power Take Off
(PTO) at the mower’s rated speed while traveling at a ground speed between 2 and 5 MPH. Operating the mower
with a tractor that does not meet the following requirements may cause tractor or mower damage and be a
potential danger to the operator and passersby.
Tractor Requirements and Capabilities
¾ASAE approved Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or ROPS cab and seat belt.
¾Tractor Safety Devices............………........................... Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting,
PTO master shield
¾Tractor Horsepower -Minimum .....................................FM84A 30 hp,
-Maximum…….............................. FM84A 50 hp,
¾3-Point Hitch- ..…………...............................…........... CAT I, Floating Hitch
¾Front End Weights..…………...............................…..... As needed to maintain 20% weight on front axle
¾Power Take Off.........………......................................... 540 RPM 6-spline 1-3/8” diameter output shaft
OPERATION
2.1 ROPS and Seat Belt
A Roll-Over-Protective-Structure (ROPS) and seat belt are essential to protect the operator from falling off the
tractor, especially during a roll over where the driver could be crushed and killed. The ROPS and seat belt must be
used in conjunction with one another. Only operate the tractor with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt
fastened. Tractor models not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed
by an authorized tractor dealer.
WARNING!
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved roll-overprotective 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)
2.2 Tractor Safety Devices
If transporting or operating the tractor and mower near a public roadway, the tractor must be equipped with proper
warning lighting and a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem which are clearly visible from the rear of the unit. Lights
and a SMV emblem must be equipped directly on implements if the visibility of the tractor warning signals are
obscured.
Maintain all manufacturer equipped safety shields and guards. Always replace shields and guards that were
removed for access to connect, service, or repair the tractor or mower. Never operate the tractor PTO with the
PTO master shield missing or in the raised position.
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OPERATION
2.3 Tractor Horsepower
The horsepower required to operate the mower depends on many factors including the vegetation to be cut, terrain
condition, operator experience, and condition of the mower and tractor. For most mowing condition, the FM84A
mower requires a tractor with at least 30HP. Operating the mower with a tractor that does not have adequate
power may damage the tractor engine.
2.4 Tractor 3-Point Hitch
The tractor 3-point hitch must be rated to lift at least
815 lbs. if attaching a FM84A.
Upper Pin Location
Top Link Attaches Here
This mower is designed to be mounted on tractors with
a CAT I hitch. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual
for the category of the tractor being used. If the hitch
does not conform to ASAE CAT I dimensions, the mower
may not fit or raise properly. Consult an authorized
dealer for possible modification procedures to mount
non-conforming hitches.
Lower Hitch Pins
CAT I Implement / Hitch Specifications
Width from outside to outside A-frame..............26-7/8"
Quick Hitch width inside lug to lug...................27-1/8"
Height from bottom hitch pin to top pin.......................18"
Lower pin diameter..............................................7/8"
Upper pin diameter..............................................3/4”
Linch Pin diameter.............................................15/32"
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OPERATION
Use the correct hitch pins for the hitch category being
used. For a Cat I hitch, 7/8” lower and 3/4” upper
diameter hitch pins.
OPERATION
2.5 Front End Weight
A minimum of 20% total tractor weight must be maintained on the tractor front end when the mower is in the raised
position. Proper weight on the tractor front end is critical to maintain steering control and to prevent the tractor
from rearing up while driving. If the tractor front end is too light, add weight until a minimum of 20% total weight is
reached on the front tires. Front weights and weight carriers can be purchased through an authorized tractor
dealership.
2.6 Power Take Off (PTO)
The mower is designed to operate at a PTO speed of 540 RPM. Most tractors operate at either 540, or a
combination of 540 and 1000 RPM PTO speeds. The operating speed of the mower and tractor can be determined
by the number of splines on the driveline yoke and PTO output shaft. Those operating at 540 RPM will have a 6spline shaft and those operating at 1000 RPM will have a 21-spline shaft. Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for
instructions to change PTO speeds on models that operate at more than one speed.
OPERATION
If operating an older model tractor where the tractor’s transmission and PTO utilize one master clutch, an overrunning clutch must be used between the PTO output shaft and the driveline of the mower. An authorized tractor
dealer can provide the over-running clutch and its installation if needed.
WARNING!
DO NOT use a PTO adapter to attach a non-matching Implement driveline to a Tractor PTO.
Use of an adapter can double the operating speed of the Mower resulting in excessive
vibration, thrown objects, and blade and mower failure. Adapter use will also change the
working length of the driveline exposing unshielded driveline areas. Serious bodily injury
and/or equipment failure can result from using a PTO adapter. Consult an authorized
dealer for assistance if the Implement driveline does not match the Tractor PTO.
(S3PT-14)
WARNING!
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Mower main driveline is directly connected to
the Tractor transmission. Tractor braking distances can be substantially increased by the
momentum of the rotating Mower blades driving the Tractor transmission even though the
Tractor clutch has been engaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor
PTO and the Mower driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation.
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OPERATION
3. GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR
Before getting onto the tractor, the operator must read and completely understand the mower and tractor operator
manuals. If any part of either manual is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete
explanation.
WARNING!
Do Not mount or dismount the Tractor while the Tractor is moving.
The Tractor engine must be turned off, the Tractor transmission in
park or neutral with the parking brake set, and all moving Tractor
and Implement parts at a complete stop before boarding or exiting
the Tractor.
3.1 Boarding the Tractor
Use both hands and equipped handrails and steps for support when getting on the tractor. Never use tractor
control levers for support when mounting the tractor. Always seat yourself in the operator’s seat and fasten the
seatbelt. Only operate the tractor and mower with the ROPS in the raised position.
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.
(SG-11)
3.2 Dismounting the Tractor
Before dismounting, park the tractor and mower on level ground, apply the parking brake, idle the engine down,
disengage the PTO, and lower the mower to the ground. Shut down the tractor engine according to the operator’s
manual, remove the key, and wait for all motion to completely stop. Never leave the seat until the tractor, its engine
and all moving mower parts are completely stopped.
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OPERATION
Never allow passengers to ride on the tractor and mower. Additional riders can easily fall off and be seriously
injured or killed from being ran over by both the tractor and mower. It is the operator’s responsibility to forbid
additional riders.
OPERATION
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 while it is moving or while the engine is running.
Operate the Tractor controls from the Tractor seat only. (SG-9)
Use hand rails and steps when exiting the tractor. Be careful of your step and use extra caution when mud, ice,
snow or other matter has accumulated on the steps or hand rails. Use all handrails and steps for support and
never rush or jump off the tractor.
4. STARTING THE TRACTOR
OPERATION
The operator must have a complete understanding of the placement, function, and operational use of all tractor
controls before starting the tractor. Review the tractor operator’s manual and consult an authorized dealer for
tractor operation instructions if needed.
Essential Tractor Controls:
¾ Locate the light control lever
¾ Locate the engine shut off control
¾ Locate the brake pedals and the clutch
¾ Locate the PTO control
¾ Locate the 3 point hitch control lever
¾ Locate the hydraulic remote control lever
Before starting the tractor ensure the following:
¾ Conduct all pre-start operation inspection and service according to the tractor operator’s manual.
¾ All guards, shields, and other safety devices are securely in place.
¾ The parking brake is on.
¾ The PTO control lever is disengaged.
¾ The 3-point hitch control lever is in the lowered position.
¾ The hydraulic remote control levers are in the neutral position.
¾ The tractor transmission levers are in park or neutral.
Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for tractor starting procedures. Only start the tractor while seated and
belted in the tractor operator’s seat. Never bypass the ignition switch by short circuiting the starter.
After the tractor engine is running, avoid accidental contact with the tractor transmission to prevent sudden
and unexpected tractor movement.
DANGER!
Start the Tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting
a Tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor
operator’s manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
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5. CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR
Use extreme caution when connecting the mower to the tractor. The mower should be securely resting at ground
level or setting on blocks. Keep hands and feet out from under the mower deck and clear of pinch points between
the tractor hitch arms and mower pins.
DANGER!
Never stand or allow another person to stand between a running Tractor and the Mower
when attaching the Implement to the Tractor. Always shut the Tractor completely off
before attempting to connect the Mower pins to the Tractor hitch.
5.1 Connecting the Mower
1. Make sure the tractor is equipped with the correct
PTO shaft. Change shafts if needed.
2. Shorten or remove the tractor drawbar to avoid
interference when raising and lowering the mower.
4. Turn off the tractor engine, set the parking brake,
place the tractor in park, and dismount.
5. One lift arm at a time, position the tractor lift arms
over the A-frame hitch pins. Insert linch pins to
retain lift arms to the mower. Walk around to
opposite side and repeat procedure for remaining
lift arm and hitch pin.
7. Extend or retract the 3-point top link to align its
end hole with the holes of the mower’s top link.
Insert the top link hitch pin and insert retaining pin
into hitch pin.
8. Adjust any lower link check chains, guide blocks,
or sway blocks to prevent the mower from swaying
side to side and possible contact with tractor rear
tires.
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3. Board the tractor and start the engine. Position
the tractor to the mower with the 3-point lift arms
positioned at the same height and to the outside
of the mower hitch pins. Note: Set the 3-point lift
control to “Position Control” so that the lift arms
maintain a constant height when attaching the
mower. See the tractor Operator’s Manual for
correct settings when attaching 3-point equipment.
OPERATION
6. SETTING THE MOWER
Properly setting the mower height is essential for efficient and safe operation. A properly set mower will make a
more uniform cut, distribute clippings more evenly, require minimal tractor work, and follow the contour of uneven
terrain. Note: Avoid very low cutting heights; striking the ground with the blades gives the most damaging shock
loads and will cause damage to the mower and drive.
6.1 Setting Mowing Height-Lift Type
1. Park the tractor and mower on level ground.
2. Using the 3-point hitch control lever, position the
front of the mower with its side skids 1” less off the
ground than desired cut height. For example, for a
3” cut, position the skids 2” from the ground. Set
the 3-point control lever stop at this position to
maintain this height when raising and lowering the
mower.
3. Shut down the tractor and remove the key.
OPERATION
4. Level the mower deck front to rear by extending or
retracting the 3-point top link.
5. Level the mower side to side by manipulating one
lower lift arm length. On most tractors, at least
one of the lift arms is designed to allow for
manipulation of its length. Shortening or extending
will allow for deck leveling from side to side.
6. Securely block up the mower at this height.
7. Holding wheel and yoke assembly up, remove
quick-lock pin from the top of guage wheel spindle.
Position full length spacers and half spacer as
required. All spacers on top of spindle tube allows
for approximately 1” cutting height. Adjustment
range from 1” to a maximum of 4-1/2” in 1/2”
increments.
8. Extend the tractor’s top 3-point link so that when
lifting the mower, the front of the deck will raise 2
to 2½" before the rear guage wheels leave the
ground. This will allow the flexible hitch to pivot
and follow the contour of uneven terrain.
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OPERATION
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!
7. DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT
The driveline yoke and tractor PTO shaft must be dirt
free and greased for attachment.
To connect the mower driveline to the tractor PTO output
shaft, pull the driveline yoke collar back and align the
grooves and splines of the yoke with those of the PTO
shaft. Push the driveline yoke onto the PTO shaft,
release the locking collar, and position the yoke until
the locking collar balls are seated onto the PTO shaft.
Push and pull the driveline back and forth several times
to ensure a secure attachment.
When attaching the PTO yoke to the Tractor PTO shaft, it is important that the spring
activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated securely in the
groove of the PTO shaft. A driveline not attached correctly to the Tractor PTO shaft could
slip off and result in personal injury and damage to the cutter.
DANGER!
Make sure the PTO shield is installed when using PTO-driven equipment.
Always replace the PTO shield if it is damaged or missing. (S3PT-8)
7.1 Driveline Length Modification
WARNING!
Before operating the Mower, check to make sure the driveline will not bottom out or
become disengaged. Bottoming out occurs when the inner shaft penetrates the outer
housing until the assembly becomes solid-it can shorten no more. Bottoming out 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.
When fitting the mower to the tractor, the telescoping driveline must be inspected to ensure that at its most
compressed position, the profiles do not “bottom out”, and when at its farthest extended position, there is
sufficient engagement between the profiles to operate safely. At its shortest length, there must be at least
a 1” clearance between each profile end and opposite profile universal joint. At its farthest operating extension,
a minimum profile engagement of 12” must be maintained.
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WARNING!
OPERATION
“Bottoming Out” Check Procedure
1. Disconnect driveline from the tractor and slide the
profiles together until fully compressed.
2. Place a mark on the inner shield 1/8” from the
end of the outer shield.
3. Reattach the driveline to the PTO shaft.
4. Lift and Semi-Mount Type-Raise the mower/ Pull
Type-Turn sharply and watch the driveline as it
approaches the mark. If the distance between the
mark and the outer shield becomes less than 2” at
any point, the driveline must be shortened.
OPERATION
Driveline in maximum compressed position.
Shorten the driveline profiles as follows:
1. Remove the driveline from the tractor.
2. Position the mower (Lift and Semi-Mount Typeraise and lower/Pull Type-turn sharply) to the point
with the shortest distance between the tractor PTO
shaft and cutter gearbox. Shut down the tractor
and securely block the mower in this position.
3. Pull driveline apart and reattach yoke to PTO shaft.
4. Hold driveline sections parallel to one another and
measure back 1” from yoke of each shaft and place
mark on opposite section. Cut this length off with
a saw.
5. Round off all sharp edges and debur.
6. Thoroughly grease then reinstall the driveline.
7. Recheck for proper operation.
Engagement Check Procedure
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5.
With the driveline attached, position the mower to the point where the telescoping driveline is at its maximum
extension. Turn off the tractor and securely block the mower at this position.
Mark the inner shield 1/8” from the end of the outer shield.
Disconnect the driveline from the tractor and separate the two driveline halves.
Measure the distance from the mark to the end of the inner profile. This length is the amount the driveline
profiles were engaged.
If the engaged length is less than 12”, the shaft is considered too short and should be replaced with a longer
shaft. Consult an authorized dealer to purchase the required driveline length.
NOTE: When raising the mower, at least 1” clearance must be maintained between the driveline and the mower
deck. If necessary, place an upper lift stop on the 3-point hitch control lever to limit the height the mower can be
raised.
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8. PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE
Before each use, a pre-operation inspection and service of the mower and tractor must be performed. This
includes routine maintenance and scheduled lubrication, inspecting that all safety devices are equipped and
functional, and performing needed repairs. Do not operate the mower and tractor if the pre-operation inspection
reveals any condition affecting safe operation. Perform repairs and replacement of damaged and missing parts as
soon as noticed. By performing a thorough pre-operation inspection and service, valuable down time and repair
cost can be avoided.
DANGER!
WARNING!
Never work under the Mower, the framework, or any lifted component
unless the Mower is securely supported or blocked up to prevent
sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious injury or
even death. (SG-14)
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn or
broken parts, and leaking or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have cotter
pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining this
Implement in good working order. (SG-21)
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WARNING!
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)
OPERATION
8.1 Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
OPERATION
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual to ensure a
complete pre-operation inspection and scheduled
service is performed according to manufacturer
recommendations. The following is a partial list of items
requiring inspection:
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Tire condition/air pressure
Wheel lug bolts
Steering linkage
PTO shield
SMV sign is clean and visible
Tractor’s lights are clean and functional
Tractor Seat belt is in good condition
Tractor cab or ROPS is in good condition
ROPS is in the raised position
No tractor oil leaks
Radiator free of debris
Engine oil level and condition
Engine coolant level and condition
Power brake fluid level
Power steering fluid level
Fuel condition and level
Sufficient lubrication at all lube points
Air filter condition
8.2 Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Before each mower use, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the mower is in a good and safe
working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced immediately. To ensure the
mower is ready for operation, conduct the following.
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Perform scheduled lubrication as detailed in the
maintenance section.
Ensure all decals are in place and legible.
Ensure the driveline is securely attached to tractor.
Make sure the driveline yoke locking collar is
securely seated in the grooves of the PTO shaft by
pushing and pulling the yoke several times.
Inspect that the 3-point hitch pins are the proper
size, correctly installed, and secured to the tractor
lift arms with retaining pins inserted.
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DANGER!
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All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not limited to) - the
Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel Guards, Gearbox Shields, PTO integral shields, and
the 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)
Ensure the Axle Arm Weldment bolts are properly
installed and tightened.
Ensure the snapper pin is installed correctly on
the fork and wheel assembly
Inspect all bolts and screws and tighten to the
recommended torque.
Axle Arm Bolt
Retaining Pin
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Inspect the condition of the drive belts.
Ensure the slip clutch is properly adjusted and the
friction plates are not frozen together. Reference
the Maintenance Section for proper slip clutch
maintenance.
Ensure the slip clutch shield and drive belt shields
are in place and in good repair.
Ensure the tractor PTO master shield is in place,
lowered and in good condition.
Inspect the oil level in all gearboxes . A low oil
level is a warning sign that the gearbox may be
cracked or its seal is damaged and needs to be
replaced.
Ensure all gearbox vents are in place and free from
clogs.
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Inspect blades and blade bolts for looseness and
excessive wear. Make sure the mower is securely
blocked up before crawling beneath. Replace
damaged, worn and missing blades as complete
sets to maintain rotary balance during operation.
Ensure carrier hub nut is tightened with the cotter
pin inserted and spread.
FRONT GAUGE WHEEL INTERFERENCE CHECK
Do not operate mower until this interference check
has been performed. If you change tractors, you must
perform the check for that mounting.
Raise mower with tractor hydraulics to maximum
height of tractor lift.
OPERATION
Pivot both front gauge wheels forward and check that
there is clearance between gauge wheels and tractor
tires.
If there is interference, you must move hitch pin to
extended position (See assembly section). Move
tractor tires inward to obtain clearance or lower mower
until clearance exists. Set 3-Point quadrant stop so
mower cannot be raised beyond set point.
DANGER!
WARNING!
Replace bent or broken blades 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)
Never work under the Mower, the framework, or any lifted component
unless the Mower is securely supported or blocked up to prevent
sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious injury or
even death. (SG-14)
9. DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER
Safe tractor transport requires the operator possess a thorough knowledge of the model being operated and
precautions to take while driving with an attached implement. Ensure the tractor has the capacity to handle the
weight of the mower and the tractor operating controls are set for safe transport. To ensure safety while driving the
tractor with an attached mower, review the following.
DANGER!
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation.
The exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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WARNING!
Transport only at safe speeds. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating
equipment at unsafe speeds. Understand the Tractor and Mower 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 Mower,
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 Mower. 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 Mower 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 Mower at the speeds that you have
determined are safe and which allow proper control of the equipment.
9.1 Starting the Tractor
The procedure to start the tractor is model specific.
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for starting
procedures for your particular tractor. Consult an
authorized dealer if the starting procedure is unclear.
Ensure the 3-point control lever is in the lowered position
and the PTO lever is off before starting the tractor.
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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 in these conditions. When operating
in traffic, always use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be
aware of traffic around you and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
OPERATION
9.2 Brake and Differential Lock Setting
Make sure the tractor brakes are in good operating
condition. Tractor brakes can be set to operate
independently allowing single rear wheel braking action
or locked together to provide simultaneous rear wheel
braking. FOR MOST DRIVING AND MOWING
CONDITIONS, THE BRAKE PEDALS SHOULD BE
LOCKED TOGETHER TO PROVIDE THE MOST
EFFECTIVE BRAKING ACTION.
OPERATION
WARNING!
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 in these conditions. When operating
in traffic, always use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be
aware of traffic around you and watch out for the other guy.
Always disengage the tractor differential lock when turning. When engaged the differential lock will prevent or limit
the tractor from turning. During normal cutting conditions, locking the differential provides no benefit and should
not be used.
9.3 Raising the Mower
Using the tractor 3-point hitch control lever-lift type or
hydraulic remote lever-pull and semi-mount type, raise
the mower high enough to clear all ground obstacles.
When raising the mower, make sure all connection
points are securely attached and at least 1” clearance
is maintained between the driveline and the deck. If
necessary, place an upper lift stop on the 3-point hitch
control lever to limit the height the mower can be raised
to avoid driveline damage.
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OPERATION
9.4 Driving the Tractor and Mower
Start off driving at a slow speed and gradually increase your speed while maintaining complete control of the tractor
and mower. Moving slowly at first will also prevent the tractor from rearing up and loss of steering control. The
tractor should never be operated at speeds that cannot be safely handled or which will prevent the operator from
stopping quickly during an emergency. If the power steering or engine ceases operating, stop the tractor immediately
as the tractor will be difficult to control. If the tractor becomes stuck or the tires are frozen to the ground, reverse
the tractor out to prevent overturning.
Perform turns with the tractor and mower at slow speeds
to determine how the tractor with the mower handles a
turn. Determine the safe operating speed to maintain
proper control of the tractor when making turns. When
turning with an attached rear implement, the overall
length of the working unit is greatly increased. Allow
additional clearance for the mower to swing when
turning.
WARNING!
Be particularly careful when transporting the Mower with the Tractor. Turn curves or go
up hills only at a low speed and using a gradual steering angle. Rear mounted Implements
move the center of gravity to the rear and remove weight from the front wheels. Make
certain, by adding front ballast if necessary, to maintain at least 20% of the Tractor’s
weight on the front wheels to prevent Tractor rearing up, loss of steering control, and
possible Tractor tip-over. Slow down on rough or uneven surfaces to prevent loss of
steering control, which could result in property damage or possible injury. Do not transport
the Mower unless the Tractor 3-Point lift lever is fully raised and in the latched transport
position. Dropping the Mower during transport can cause serious damage to the Tractor
and/or Mower, and possibly cause the operator or others to be injured or killed. (S3PT-2)
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)
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OPERATION
WARNING!
OPERATION
To avoid overturns, drive the tractor with care and at
safe speeds, especially when operating over rough
ground, crossing ditches or slopes, and turning corners.
Tractor wheel tread spacing should be increased when
working on inclines or rough ground to reduce the
possibility of tipping.
Use extreme caution when operating on steep slopes.
Keep the tractor in a low gear when going downhill.
DO NOT coast or free-wheel downhill.
9.5 Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines
OPERATION
When crossing ditches with steep banks or going up
sharp inclines, it is possible that the driveline inner profile
will penetrate into the outer housing to its maximum
depth until the assembly becomes solid (driveline is at
its extreme shortest length). This type of abusive
operation may result in damage to the tractor and mower
components in the form of severe catastrophic failures.
WARNING!
Damage resulting from over-collapse of the driveline’s inner profile and its outer housing
may allow the driveline to come loose from the Tractor which could cause bodily injury
to the operator or bystanders and/or extensive damage to the Tractor or Implement
When confronted with an incline or ditch, do not
approach from an angle which is perpendicular or straight
on as damage to over collapse of the driveline may
occur.
INCORRECT: DO NOT approach ditch straight on.
Inclines and ditches should be approached along a line
which is at an angle as shown. This type of path will
reduce the possibility of over-collapse of the driveline
and resulting damage. If the gradient is so steep that
such as approach increases the possibility of a tractor
roll-over, select an alternate crossing path.
CORRECT: Approach ditch at an angle
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10. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER
Before starting any mowing operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be mowed and any
obstacles and hazards contained within to ensure safety to the operator, bystanders, and equipment. Special
attention should be paid to foreign debris, rough terrain, steep slopes, and passersby and animals in the area.
DANGER!
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 the blade carrier is balanced
before resuming mowing. (SGM-5)
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)
10.1 Foreign Debris Hazards
Before mowing, inspect the area to make sure there
are no foreign objects that the mower blades could hit
or become entangled with. Remove all foreign objects
and debris. If objects are too big to remove, mark
them clearly and be sure to prevent the mower blades
from contacting them.
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OPERATION
WARNING!
OPERATION
If you hit a solid object or foreign debris, stop the mower
and tractor at once. Immediately idle the engine speed
and disengage the PTO. Wait for all mower rotating
motion to stop, then raise the mower and move the
tractor and implement off the object. Inspect the area
and remove, or mark the location of the debris. Inspect
the condition of the mower and make any needed repairs
immediately. Make sure the blades are not damaged
and the carrier is balanced before resuming operation.
Always wear your seat belt securely fastened and only operate the tractor and mower with the ROPS in the raised
position. If the tractor or mower hits a tree stump, rock, or bump, a sudden movement could throw you off of the
seat and under the tractor and/or mower The seat belt is your best protection from falling off the tractor and the
ROPS provides protection from being crushed during a tractor roll-over.
OPERATION
10.2 Bystander/Passersby Precautions
If a bystander comes within 100 yards of the tractor while the mower is being operated, stop the tractor at once,
idle the engine and disengage the PTO. Do not engage the PTO again until all bystanders are well past the 100
yard distance.
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.
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Bands are installed and in good, workable condition;
-Mower sections or Wings are running close to and parallel to the ground without exposed Blades;
-Passersby 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 the desired final height. (This will also reduce
power required to mow, reduce wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut material better, eliminate
streaking, and make the final cut more uniform.) (SRM-1)
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10.3 Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO)
Before engaging the PTO, make certain that the area is clear of bystanders and passersby. Set the tractor
engine speed at approximately 540 RPM before engaging the PTO. Shift the PTO control to the on position, and
slowly increase the engine speed until the PTO is operating at the rated speed. If you hear unusual noises or see
or feel abnormal vibrations, disengage the PTO immediately. Inspect the mower to determine the cause of the
noise or vibration and repair the abnormality.
DANGER!
DANGER!
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)
Do not put hands or feet under Mower decks. Blade contact can result
in serious injury or even death. (S G M - 9 )
Ground speed for mowing will depend upon the height, type, and density of vegetation to be cut. Recommended
speed for efficient mower performance is between 2 and 5 mph. Operate the mower at its full rated speed to
maintain blade speed for a clean cut. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual or the tractor instrument panel for the
engine speed and gear to provide the required PTO and desired ground speed. Make sure that the mower is
operating at its full rated speed before the blades make contact with vegetation. If it becomes necessary to
temporarily regulate engine speed, increase or decrease the throttle gradually.
Ground speed is achieved by transmission gear selection and not by the engine operating speed. The operator
may be required to experiment with several gear range combinations to determine the best gear and range which
provides the most ideal performance from the mower and most efficient tractor operation. As the severity of cutting
conditions increase, the ground speed should be decreased by selecting a lower gear to maintain the proper
operating PTO speed.
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)
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10.4 PTO RPM and Ground Speed
OPERATION
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 2 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)
10.5 Operating the Mower
The mower is designed to cut grass and small weeds. Travel at a speed that allows the mower sufficient time to
cut through the vegetation and maintain the PTO operating speed to prevent overloading the mower and tractor and
to produce a clean cut. Choose a driving pattern that provides the maximum pass length and minimizes turning.
Remember, sharp blades produce cleaner cuts and use less power.
Under certain conditions, tractor tires may roll some grasses down preventing them from being cut at the same
height as the surrounding area. When this occurs, reduce the tractor ground speed while maintaining the operating
speed of the mower. A slower ground speed will permit grasses to at least partially rebound and be cut. Taking a
partial cut and/or reversing the direction of travel may also help produce a cleaner cut.
OPERATION
Avoid mowing in the reverse direction when possible. In situations where the mower must be backed to access
areas to be cut, make sure there are no persons or other foreign debris behind the mower before mowing in
reverse. When mowing in reverse, operate the tractor and mower at a reduced ground speed to ensure control is
maintained of the tractor and cutter.
DANGER!
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 item discontinue
mowing. ( S G M - 1)
DANGER!
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 in the reverse direction that you have not inspected and removed
debris or foreign material. ( S G M - 8 )
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of equipment and grass
fires while operating, servicing, and repairing the Mower and
Tractor:
-Equip the Tractor with a fire extinguisher in an accessible location.
-Do Not operate the Mower on a Tractor with an underframe exhaust.
-Do Not smoke or have an open flame near the Mower and Tractor.
-Do Not drive into burning debris or freshly burnt areas.
-Ensure slip clutches are properly adjusted to prevent excessive
slippage and plate heating.
-Never allow clippings or debris to collect near drivelines, slip
clutches, and gearboxes. Periodically shut down the Tractor and
Mower and clean clippings and collected debris from the mower
deck.
(SGM-12)
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Operation Section 4-26
OPERATION
When you get to the end of a pass, slightly raise the
mower (2-4”) before turning. Never raise the mower
entirely while the blades are turning. If the mower must
be raised higher than 12” from ground level, disengage
the tractor PTO and wait for all mower rotation to come
to a complete stop before proceeding to raise the mower.
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)
Then lower the mower to the desired height and mow
the vegetation a second time. If possible, select a
mowing pattern that is at a 90 degree angle to the first
pass to reduce streaking and provide a more even cut.
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Operation Section 4-27
OPERATION
Large, dense, or wet vegetation may need to be mowed
in two or more passes to achieve a uniform cut. In
such conditions, raise the cutting height to 12” or more
on the first pass.
OPERATION
The grass is discharged to the rear and slightly to
the right. To keep clippings off to streets and
sidewalks mow two to three passes clockwise as
shown.
OPERATION
10.6 Shutting Down the Mower
To shut down the mower, first bring the tractor to a
complete stop. Then slow down the mower by reducing
the engine speed before disengaging the PTO. Wait
for all rotating motion to stop before proceeding to drive
or shut down the tractor.
Park the tractor on a level surface, place the
transmission in park or neutral and apply the parking
brake, lower the attached mower to the ground, shut
down the engine, remove the key, and wait for all motion
to come to a complete stop.
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. (S3PT-10)
“Wait a minute...Save a life!”
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Operation Section 4-28
OPERATION
11. DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR
DANGER!
Never stand or allow another person to stand between a running Tractor and the Mower
when disconnecting the Implement from the Tractor. Always shut the Tractor off completely
and set the parking brake before attempting to disconnect the Mower pins from the Tractor
hitch.
Before disconnecting the mower, the PTO must be
disengaged and blade rotation at a complete stop. Move
the mower to a level storage location and lower it to
the ground. If it is not resting securely on the ground,
block the mower up securely before attempting to
disconnect it from the tractor.
Use extreme care to keep feet and hands from under
the mower and clear of any pinch points caused by
the tractor hitch arms and mower pins.
After disconnecting the hitch points, remove the
mower driveline from the tractor PTO shaft. Lay the
driveline down carefully to avoid damaging the
driveline or its shield. Do not let the driveline fall
into mud or dirt, which can contaminate the bearing
and shorten the life of the driveline.
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Operation Section 4-29
OPERATION
Lift Mower-To disconnect the mower, first extend the
tractor 3-point hitch top link to remove tension on the
top link hitch pin. When the pin is loose and easy to
rotate, remove the pin from the mower. Next remove
both lower lift arms.
OPERATION
12. MOWER STORAGE
OPERATION
Properly preparing and storing the mower at the end of the season is critical to maintaining its appearance
and to help ensure years of dependable service. The following are suggested storage procedures:
1. Thoroughly clean all debris off the mower to prevent
damage from rotting grass and standing water.
2. Lubricate all mower grease points and fill gearbox
oil level as detailed in the maintenance section.
3. Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended
torque.
4. Check the mower for worn and damaged parts.
Perform repairs and make replacements
immediately so that the mower will be ready for
use at the start of the next season.
5. Store the mower in a clean, dry place with the
mower housing resting securely on blocks or at
ground level.
6. Keep the driveline yoke from sitting in water, dirt
and other contaminants.
7. Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to
prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the
mower.
DANGER!
DANGER!
Never allow children to play on or around the Tractor and 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 and others. (SG-25)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death.
(SG-10)
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Operation Section 4-30
OPERATION
13. TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER
Inherent dangers of operating the tractor and mower and the possibility of accidents are not left behind when you
finish mowing an area. Therefore, the operator must employ good judgement and safe operation practices when
transporting the tractor and mower between locations. By using good judgement and following safe transport
procedures, the possibility of accidents while moving between locations can be substantially minimized.
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)
Before transporting the tractor and mower, idle the
tractor engine, disengage the PTO and wait for all
mower moving parts to come to a complete stop. Once
all mower parts are completely stopped, raise the mower
to transport height. NOTE: When raising the mower,
maintain at least 1” clearance between the driveline
and mower deck. If additional mower deck height is
needed for safe transport, disconnect the driveline from
the tractor and secure its end to the mower deck. The
mower can then be raised to the maximum lift height.
Before transporting the tractor on a public roadway or
boarding a trailer for transport, the tractor brake pedals
should be locked together. Locking the pedals ensures
that both wheels brake simultaneously while stopping,
especially when making an emergency stop.
Use extreme caution and avoid hard applications of
the tractor brakes when towing heavy loads at road
speeds.
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Operation Section 4-31
OPERATION
If the tractor’s hydraulic pump is not independent of
the tractor PTO, or if the tractor PTO has to be run to
have hydraulic power, disconnect the mower driveline
from the tractor PTO output shaft. Secure the driveline
to the mower deck to prevent driveline damage or loss
during transport.
OPERATION
13.1 Transporting on Public Roadways
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)
Extreme caution should be used when transporting the tractor and mower on public roadways. The tractor must
be equipped with all required safety warning features including a SMV emblem and flashing warning lights to alert
drivers of the tractor’s presence. Remember that roadways are primarily designed for automotive drivers and most
drivers will not be looking out for you, therefore, you must look out for them. Check your side view mirrors
frequently and remember that vehicles will approach quickly because of the tractor’s slower speed. Be extremely
cautious when the piece of equipment that you are towing is wider than the tractor tire width and/or extends
beyond your lane of the road.
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.
OPERATION
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 and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
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Operation Section 4-32
OPERATION
The SMV (Slow-Moving-Vehicle) emblem is a universal
symbol used to alert drivers of the presence of
equipment traveling on roadways at a slow speed. SMV
signs are a triangular bright orange with reflective red
trim for both easy day and night visibility. Make sure
that the SMV sign attached is clean and visible from
the rear before operating the tractor and cutter on public
roadways. Replace the SMV emblem if faded,
damaged, or no longer reflective.
Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights,
headlights, and brake/taillights are functioning properly
before proceeding onto public roads. While newer
model tractors have plenty of lighting to provide warning
signals as well as artificial operating lighting, most older
models where only equipped with operating lights.
Consult an authorized tractor dealer for lighting kits
and modifications available to upgrade the lighting on
older tractor models.
Reduce speed before turning or applying the brakes.
Ensure that both brake pedals are locked together when
operating on public roads.
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OPERATION
When operating on public roads, have consideration
for other road users. Pull to the side of the road
occasionally to allow any following traffic to pass. Do
not exceed the legal speed limit set in your country for
agricultural tractors. Always stay alert when
transporting the tractor and mower on public roads.
Use caution and reduce speed if other vehicles or
pedestrians are in the area.
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 lower 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 85 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
Conditions to wet for mowing
OPERATION
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
Belt loose
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Do not exceed 540 PTO RPM.
Replace with genuine RHINO
Blades. See your RHINO dealer.
Grind uniformly 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
FRAYED EDGES ON COVER 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.
Pulley misalignment
Re-align
Damaged belt
Replace belt.*
Foreign object in pulley grooves Inspect all pulley grooves for rust,
paint or weld spots and remove.
Worn pulley groove
Replace pulley
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 broken belt for damage by laying it flat on floor. If belt does not lie flat (has humps or twists), which
indicated broden or stretched cords, it must be replaced.
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Operation Section 4-35
OPERATION
BELT ROLLOVER
MAINTENANCE
SECTION
Maintenance Section
5-1
MAINTENANCE
Before operating your Finishing Mower, make sure it is properly lubricated and thoroughly 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 Rotary Cutter for transporting or making
adjustments.
LUBRICATION INFORMATION
Do not let excess grease collect on or around parts, particularly when operating in sandy areas. The illustrations
below shows lubrication points. The chart gives the frequency of lubrication in hours, based on normal operating
conditions. Severe or unusual conditions may require more frequent lubrication. Figure 1.
Use an SAE multi-purpose, lithium-type grease for all locations shown. Be sure to clean the fitting thoroughly
before using grease gun. Failure to maintain proper lubrication will result in damage to U-joints, gearbox, and/
or driveshaft.
1
3
2
4
1
MAINTENANCE
1
3
5
2
5
2
3
1
2
LUBRICATION FITTING LOCATION FIGURE1
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
FREQUENCY
1
2
3
4
5
Gauge Wheel Pivots
Wheel Hubs
Blade Spindle
U-Joint Telescoping Member
U-Joints
10 Hours or daily
10 Hours or daily
10 Hours or daily
10 Hours or daily
10 Hours or daily
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MAINTENANCE
GEARBOX
The Gearbox has been filled with lubricant prior to shipment. However, you should check the oil level 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 dipstick breather plug be removed after every 8 to 10 hours of operation and oil added if needed. Figure
2.
BREATHERFILLER
PLUG/DIPSTICK
FIGURE 2
NOTE: Overfilling the Gearbox will cause pressure to build up and cause Oil Seals to leak.
ATTENTION: If the Gearbox suddenly starts making an unusual noise, stop at once, check for leaks, and refill
Gearbox as required.
GAUGE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES
Gauge wheels are equipped with
bearings which require grease daily. Grease Fittings are provided in
the Wheel Hub and Gauge Wheel
Pivot . Grease after 8 hours of use.
FIGURE 3 & 4.
FIGURE 3
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MAINTENANCE
Recommended lubricant is NLGI 000 Grease, Rhino P/N 00765444. Gearbox capacity is one quart.
MAINTENANCE
DRIVELINE LUBRICATION
Grease Fittings are located on the Cross Assembly of each U-Joint. Grease the U-Joint after each 8 hours of use.
Figure 4. Do not force grease through the Needle Cup Assemblies.
FIGURE 4
The telescoping PTO shaft inside the shielding must be lubricated daily. Figure 5.
Disconnect driveline from tractor and pull halves apart. Insert grease into outer profile cavity on half attached to
gearbox and spread evenly. Install driveline halves together.
MAINTENANCE
Reconnect driveline to tractor. Raise and lower cutter after applying grease to spread over joint working area.
FIGURE 5
WARNING!
When attaching PTO yoke to tractor PTO shaft, it is important that the spring-activated locking
collar slides freely and locking balls are seated on the groove on PTO shaft. A loose yoke could
slip off and result in personal injury or damage to cutter.
BLADE SPINDLE LUBRICATION
Blade spindles must be lubricated daily. Access lubrication fitting through hole in outer shields and in center
gearbox mounting. Each spindle will vent excess grease through top seal under drive sheave. Spindle must be
lubricated enough to expell a small amount of grease. NOTE: Do not over lube as excess grease may get on
belt drive.
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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 cutter. 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
sharpen back side of blade. Figure 6.
WARNING!
Avoid personal injury. Always block the cutter up to prevent it from falling when the blades and/
or carrier are being serviced.
MAINTAIN CORNER
FOLLOW ORIGINAL PATTERN
1/32"
BLADE REMOVAL
Hold the end of blade using heavy leather gloves and remove left hand threaded bolt.
BLADE INSTALLATION
Install washer on blade bolt and insert bolt into blade. Thread bolt into spindle shaft. NOTE: Blade bolt has left
hand threads. Tighten blade bolt to 85 ft. lbs. torque. Use heavy leather gloves during tightening process to hold
blade and wrench.
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MAINTENANCE
FIGURE 6
MAINTENANCE
BELT ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE Figure 7.
Shut off mower and tractor. Loosen all four nuts (item 1) on gearbox slide plate (item 2). Loosen jam nut (item 3)
on tension adjustment bolt (item 4). Tighten adjustment bolt (item 5) until belt deflection along front of belts (item
6 & 7) is 3/4" with approximately 10 pounds applied to center of length. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. Tighten jam nut
(item 3) and nuts (item 1) on gearbox slide plate.
5
3
2
4
1
6
1
MAINTENANCE
8
3/4"
9
7
FIGURE 7
BELT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION Figure 7.
Shut off mower and tractor. Remove belt shield fasteners and belt shields. Loosen gearbox slide plate bolts and gear
box adjustment bolt. Slide gearbox to the full forward position. Slip belts under gearbox sheave (item 8) and over
center spindle sheave (item 9). Slip new belts under gearbox sheave (item 8) and over center spindle sheave (item
9). Ensure that right-hand belt (item 7) is in the upper groove of gearbox sheave and that left-hand belt (item 6) is
in the lower groove of gearbox sheave. Slide gearbox to the full rear position and adjust according to Belt Adjustment
Procedure. Reinstall shields and shield fasteners.
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Maintenance Section 5-6
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 cutter.
Lubricate the cutter as covered in Maintenance Section.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended torque.
Check the cutter for worn or damaged parts. Make replacements immediately.
Store the cutter in a clean, dry place with the cutter housing resting on blocks.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the cutter.
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 Section 5-7
MAINTENANCE
BLADE SPINDLE INSTRUCTIONS - Figure 9
ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE
1.Press (Item 6) Cup into both ends of (Item 3) Housing Spindle.
2.Install (Item 5) Bearing into (Item 6) Cup on bottom side of (Item 3) Housing Spindle.
3.Press (Item7) Seal into bottom of (Item3) Housing Spindle. (NOTE:POSITION & DIRECTION OF
SEAL FLUSH WITH HOUSING)
4. After Completing Steps 1-3
Press Housing/Bearing Assy. Onto Shaft Aassy. DO NOT USE HYDRAULIC PRESS
5.Drive (Item 5) Top Bearing onto (Items 1&2) assy. shaft seal protector.
6.Press (Item 7) seal into top of (Item 3) housing spindle. (Note position & direction of seal)
7. Install (Item 4) nut adjusting (Adjust nut to give bearing end play of .002"-.006" apply loctite 242 to nut.)
8. Install (Item 9) set screw
9. Install (Item 10) grease fitting.
MAINTENANCE
Disassembly Procedure
1. Loosen set screw (9) in adjusting nut (4).
2. Remove adjusting nut (4)
3. Support housing (3) flange and press or drive shaft
assembly (1) from housing, taking care to prevent
damage to the grease fitting (10) and shaft (1) threads.
4. Remove bearing cups (6) from housing.
5. Reinstall adjusting nut (4) on shaft and support shaft
assembly (1) upside down against adjusting nut
6. Remove lower bearing cone (5) from shaft assembly
by inserting a 3/16" diameter drift punch through holes
in seal protector (2) and driving bearing down until loose
on the shaft (1).
7. Remove adjusting nut(4) and continue driving
bearing off the rest of the shaft (1).
FIGURE 9
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Maintenance Section 5-8
SERVIS-RHINO
LIMITED
WARRANTY
1. LIMITED WARRANTIES
1.01.Servis-Rhino warrants for one year from the purchase date to the original non-commercial, governmental, or municipal
purchaser (“Purchaser”) and warrants for six months to the original commercial or industrial purchaser (“Purchaser”)
that the goods purchased are free from defects in material or workmanship.
1.02.Manufacturer will replace for the Purchaser any part or parts found, upon examination at one of its factories, to be
defective under normal use and service due to defects in material or workmanship.
1.03.This limited warranty does not apply to any part of the goods which has been subjected to improper or abnormal use,
negligence, alteration, modification, or accident, damaged due to lack of maintenance or use of wrong fuel, oil, or
lubricants, or which has served its normal life. This limited warranty does not apply to any part of any internal
combustion engine, or expendable items such as blades, shields, guards, or pneumatic tires except as specifically found
in your Operator’s Manual.
1.04.Except as provided herein, no employee, agent, Dealer, or other person is authorized to give any warranties of any
nature on behalf of Manufacturer.
2. REMEDIES AND PROCEDURES.
2.01.This limited warranty is not effective unless the Purchaser returns the Registration and Warranty Form to Manufacturer
within 30 days of purchase.
2.02.Purchaser claims must be made in writing to the Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) from whom Purchaser purchased the
goods or an approved Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) within 30 days after Purchaser learns of the facts on which the
claim is based.
2.03.Purchaser is responsible for returning the goods in question to the Dealer.
2.04.If after examining the goods and/or parts in question, Manufacturer finds them to be defective under normal use and
service due to defects in material or workmanship, Manufacturer will:
(a) Repair or replace the defective goods or part(s) or
(b) Reimburse Purchaser for the cost of the part(s) and reasonable labor charges (as determined by Manufacturer)
if Purchaser paid for the repair and/or replacement prior to the final determination of applicability of the warranty
by Manufacturer.
The choice of remedy shall belong to Manufacturer.
2.05.Purchaser is responsible for any labor charges exceeding a reasonable amount as determined by Manufacturer and
for returning the goods to the Dealer, whether or not the claim is approved. Purchaser is responsible for the transportation cost for the goods or part(s) from the Dealer to the designated factory.
3. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
3.01.MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS (EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN) AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES
WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
3.02.MANUFACTURER MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN, CAPABILITY, CAPACITY, OR SUITABILITY FOR
USE OF THE GOODS.
3.03.EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, MANUFACTURER SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO
PURCHASER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE
CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM
THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE GOODS OR ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. NOT WITHSTANDING THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND WARRANTIES, MANUFACTURER’S LIABILITY HEREUNDER FOR DAMAGES
INCURRED BY PURCHASER OR OTHERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE OF THE GOODS.
3.04.NO ACTION ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIMED BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR TRANSACTIONS UNDER
THIS WARRANTY MAY BE BROUGHT MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS
OCCURRED.
4. MISCELLANEOUS.
4.01.Proper Venue for any lawsuits arising from or related to this limited warranty shall be only in Guadalupe County,
Texas.
4.02.Manufacturer may waive compliance with any of the terms of this limited warranty, but no waiver of any terms shall
be deemed to be a waiver of any other term.
4.03.If any provision of this limited warranty shall violate any applicable law and is held to be unenforceable, then the
invalidity of such provision shall not invalidate any other provisions herein.
4.04.Applicable law may provide rights and benefits to purchaser in addition to those provided herein.
KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS
ATTENTION: Purchaser should fill in the blanks below for his reference when buying repair parts and/or for proper machine
identification when applying for warranty.
Servis-Rhino Implement Model ______________________________ Serial Number _______________________________
Date Purchased ___________________________________________ Dealer ______________________________________
ATTENTION:
READ YOUR OPERATOR'S MANUAL
SERVIS-RHINO
An Alamo Group Company
Post Office Drawer 712
Seguin, Texas 78156
830-372-3080
R
In addition to the standard Limited Warranty, Rhino provides one year (12
months), (6 months for Commercial/Industrial Users) Limited Warranty on the
Driveline components provided that these components have been properly maintained and lubricated that and have not been subjected to abused or mis-use
In addition to the standard Limited Warranty shown on the preceding page, Servis-Rhino provides A
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on GEARBOX components* provided that these components have
been properly maintained and lubricated and have not been subjected to abuse or mis-use
*One year for Seals (After on year, (six months for Industrial/Commercial use) seals are considered to be REPLACEMENT PARTS and replacement is the users' responsibility.)
* Users' Gearboxes may be rebuilt by Servis-Rhino or replaced by new or rebuilt Gearboxes at
the option of Servis-Rhino.
NOTE: "Failure to Maintain" also includes failure to adjust Slip Clutches correctly to provide
proper protection for Driveline and Gearbox components.
NOTE: "Failure to Maintain" specifically includes running Gearboxes without proper lubrication
and "burning up" the components.
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.
FM84A-OMWPL-09/03
Printed U.S.A.
P/N 00778237C
An Alamo Group Company
SERVIS-RHINO®
1020 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936-9907
Please fold (do not tear), tape, and drop in any mailbox.
PLEASE FILL OUT OWNER WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
SIGN, AND DROP LAST COPY IN ANY MAILBOX.
IMPORTANT!
TO PLACE THIS WARRANTY IN EFFECT,
THIS WARRANTY REGISTRATION MUST BE
FILLED OUT, SIGNED, AND MAILED WITHIN 30
DAYS OF DELIVERY DATE OF THIS MACHINE.
DEALER AND PURCHASER MUST SIGN.
ATTENTION: ANY CLAIM SUBMITTED TO SERVIS-RHINO®
WILL BE REFUSED UNTIL COMPLETED, SIGNED
WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD IS ON FILE.00763505
SERVIS-RHINO WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MONTH
Servis-Rhino Model
Serial No.
DAY
YEAR
Purchase Date
Purchaser
Last Name
Street & No., RFD,
Box, &/or Apt. No.
First Name
City
M.I.
State or
Province
ZIP
State or
Province
ZIP
Dealer
City
•
I have informed the Purchaser of this product of Warranty terms, provisions, and procedures that are applicable, reviewed the contents of the Operator’s Manual
including safety equipment, safe operation, and maintenance, reviewed the Safety Signs on implement (and tractor if possible), shown the AEM Mower Safety
Practices Video, and reviewed Purchaser’s responsibility to train his operators in safe operation.
•
IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Solid Skirts must be maintained in good repair and installed except in areas where persons,
vehicles, livestock, or other property will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would prevent the mower’s reasonable performance
of its assigned task.
• DRIVELINES: I have made certain that all driveline, gearbox, and other shields are in good repair and fastened securely in place to prevent injuries from
entanglement or thrown objects.
•
HYDRAULIC MACHINES: I have explained the necessity of using clean hydraulic oil, changing filters as instructed, stopping leaks, damage caused by
operating with over-heated oil, caring for hoses, using hoses of proper rating, the necessity of maintaining the specified operating pressure, and the potential hazard
of oil's penetrating the skin.
• BOOM-TYPE or FOLDING-TYPE IMPLEMENTS:
I have explained that it is not possible to guard against thrown objects when the head is lifted off ground
and that operator is responsible to watch out for persons in the area. I have explained that the lifted mower head or boom can contact overhead obstructions with
damage to cables and telephone lines and possible injury. I have explained that the extended head or boom or retracted boom can contact power lines with resulting
electrocution injury or death and that operator is responsible for keeping clear of such hazards.
Dealer’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
I have been instructed on the paragraphs above, received and have been shown the AEM Mower Safety Practices Video and have been instructed in the contents
of the Operator’s Manual including safety signs, safety equipment, safe operation, maintenance, and the potential hazards of unauthorized alteration or modification
of the product. I have been informed of the warranty provisions and know that the warranty is not in effect until this form is received by Alamo Group.
I understand the Implement Guarding statements above and the potential hazards of operating without such guards. I understand that the operator is responsible for
the safety of others in the area. I have examined the product and accept it as being complete and in satisfactory condition with all required guards.
Purchaser’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
Do not tear.
Do not tear.
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
Inspection Performed - Warranty and Safety Procedures Explained - Installation Complete
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
Gearboxes & Speed Increaser (Oil Levels)
Hydraulic Oil Level (External. Tank)
Tractor Hydraulic Oil Level
Hydraulic Hoses (No Kinks, Binds, or Leaks)
Hydraulic Hose Connections are Tight (No Leaks)
MOWER
Spindle And Motor Bolts Properly Torqued
Spindle Housing Bearings are lubricated
Blade Carrier Bolts Properly Torqued / Retaining Pin In Place
Mower Cutting Height And Level Adjusted
Belt Alignment And Tension Adjusted
Driveline Clutch (Torque Limiter) (Adjust And Run In)
All Hardware Properly Torqued
Tire Air Pressure / Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
Wheel Bearings (Check, Grease, And Preload)
ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
Thrown Object Deflectors Front And Rear
Correct Blade Rotation Direction
Wing transport locks and latches
Mower head transport support bracket
All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
MOWER TO TRACTOR CONNECTION
Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
Axle Height (Adjusted)
Cutting Height (Adjust)
Mount Kit Pre-Operation Check Complete
Mower Wing (Adjust Level With The Center)
Mower Wing (Check For Proper Raising Operation)
Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
Mounting Hardware Properly Torqued
SAFETY ITEMS
Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
S.M.V. Emblem (Installed)
Neutral Safety & Cut - Off Switches work properly
Safety Decals (Installed in good condition)
Operator’s Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Video has been shown to Purchaser
_________
Pur. Intitials
AEM Mower Safety Video has been presented to Purchaser ________
Pur. Intitials
Purchaser's Signature _________________________ Date __________ Dealer's Signature ________________________ Date __________
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BEFORE MAILING WARRANTY CARD, MAKE SURE ALL INFORMATION IS LEGIBLE
®
2. REMOVE WHITE COPY FOR CUSTOMER RECORDS.
3. REMOVE YELLOW COPY FOR DEALERS RECORDS.
4. MAIL LAST CARD POSTAGE FREE.
SERVIS-RHINO® WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MONTH
Servis-Rhino Model
Serial No.
Purchaser
Last Name
Street & No., RFD,
Box, &/or Apt. No.
City
DAY
YEAR
Purchase Date
First Name
M.I.
State or
Province
ZIP
State or
Province
ZIP
Dealer
City
•
I have informed the Purchaser of this product of Warranty terms, provisions, and procedures that are applicable, reviewed the contents of the Operator’s Manual
including safety equipment, safe operation, and maintenance, reviewed the Safety Signs on implement (and tractor if possible), shown the AEM Mower Safety
Practices Video, and reviewed Purchaser’s responsibility to train his operators in safe operation.
•
IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Solid Skirts must be maintained in good repair and installed except in areas where persons,
vehicles, livestock, or other property will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would prevent the mower’s reasonable performance
of its assigned task.
• DRIVELINES: I have made certain that all driveline, gearbox, and other shields are in good repair and fastened securely in place to prevent injuries from
entanglement or thrown objects.
•
HYDRAULIC MACHINES: I have explained the necessity of using clean hydraulic oil, changing filters as instructed, stopping leaks, damage caused by
operating with over-heated oil, caring for hoses, using hoses of proper rating, the necessity of maintaining the specified operating pressure, and the potential hazard
of oil's penetrating the skin.
• BOOM-TYPE or FOLDING-TYPE IMPLEMENTS:
I have explained that it is not possible to guard against thrown objects when the head is lifted off ground
and that operator is responsible to watch out for persons in the area. I have explained that the lifted mower head or boom can contact overhead obstructions with
damage to cables and telephone lines and possible injury. I have explained that the extended head or boom or retracted boom can contact power lines with resulting
electrocution injury or death and that operator is responsible for keeping clear of such hazards.
Dealer’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
I have been instructed on the paragraphs above, received and have been shown the AEM Mower Safety Practices Video and have been instructed in the contents
of the Operator’s Manual including safety signs, safety equipment, safe operation, maintenance, and the potential hazards of unauthorized alteration or modification
of the product. I have been informed of the warranty provisions and know that the warranty is not in effect until this form is received by Alamo Group.
I understand the Implement Guarding statements above and the potential hazards of operating without such guards. I understand that the operator is responsible for
the safety of others in the area. I have examined the product and accept it as being complete and in satisfactory condition with all required guards.
DEALER COPY
Purchaser’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
Inspection Performed - Warranty and Safety Procedures Explained - Installation Complete
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
Gearboxes & Speed Increaser (Oil Levels)
Hydraulic Oil Level (External. Tank)
Tractor Hydraulic Oil Level
Hydraulic Hoses (No Kinks, Binds, or Leaks)
Hydraulic Hose Connections are Tight (No Leaks)
MOWER
Spindle And Motor Bolts Properly Torqued
Spindle Housing Bearings are lubricated
Blade Carrier Bolts Properly Torqued / Retaining Pin In Place
Mower Cutting Height And Level Adjusted
Belt Alignment And Tension Adjusted
Driveline Clutch (Torque Limiter) (Adjust And Run In)
All Hardware Properly Torqued
Tire Air Pressure / Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
Wheel Bearings (Check, Grease, And Preload)
ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
Thrown Object Deflectors Front And Rear
Correct Blade Rotation Direction
Wing transport locks and latches
Mower head transport support bracket
All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
MOWER TO TRACTOR CONNECTION
Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
Axle Height (Adjusted)
Cutting Height (Adjust)
Mount Kit Pre-Operation Check Complete
Mower Wing (Adjust Level With The Center)
Mower Wing (Check For Proper Raising Operation)
Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
Mounting Hardware Properly Torqued
SAFETY ITEMS
Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
S.M.V. Emblem (Installed)
Neutral Safety & Cut - Off Switches work properly
Safety Decals (Installed in good condition)
Operator’s Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Video has been shown to Purchaser
_________
Pur. Intitials
AEM Mower Safety Video has been presented to Purchaser ________
Pur. Intitials
Purchaser's Signature _________________________ Date __________ Dealer's Signature ________________________ Date __________
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1. PRINT FIRMLY.
2. REMOVE WHITE COPY FOR CUSTOMER RECORDS.
3. REMOVE YELLOW COPY FOR DEALERS RECORDS.
4. MAIL LAST CARD POSTAGE FREE.
SERVIS-RHINO® WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MONTH
Servis-Rhino Model
Serial No.
Purchaser
Last Name
Street & No., RFD,
Box, &/or Apt. No.
City
DAY
YEAR
Purchase Date
First Name
M.I.
State or
Province
ZIP
State or
Province
ZIP
Dealer
City
•
I have informed the Purchaser of this product of Warranty terms, provisions, and procedures that are applicable, reviewed the contents of the Operator’s Manual
including safety equipment, safe operation, and maintenance, reviewed the Safety Signs on implement (and tractor if possible), shown the AEM Mower Safety
Practices Video, and reviewed Purchaser’s responsibility to train his operators in safe operation.
•
IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Solid Skirts must be maintained in good repair and installed except in areas where persons,
vehicles, livestock, or other property will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would prevent the mower’s reasonable performance
of its assigned task.
• DRIVELINES: I have made certain that all driveline, gearbox, and other shields are in good repair and fastened securely in place to prevent injuries from
entanglement or thrown objects.
•
HYDRAULIC MACHINES: I have explained the necessity of using clean hydraulic oil, changing filters as instructed, stopping leaks, damage caused by
operating with over-heated oil, caring for hoses, using hoses of proper rating, the necessity of maintaining the specified operating pressure, and the potential hazard
of oil's penetrating the skin.
• BOOM-TYPE or FOLDING-TYPE IMPLEMENTS:
I have explained that it is not possible to guard against thrown objects when the head is lifted off ground
and that operator is responsible to watch out for persons in the area. I have explained that the lifted mower head or boom can contact overhead obstructions with
damage to cables and telephone lines and possible injury. I have explained that the extended head or boom or retracted boom can contact power lines with resulting
electrocution injury or death and that operator is responsible for keeping clear of such hazards.
Dealer’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
I have been instructed on the paragraphs above, received and have been shown the AEM Mower Safety Practices Video and have been instructed in the contents
of the Operator’s Manual including safety signs, safety equipment, safe operation, maintenance, and the potential hazards of unauthorized alteration or modification
of the product. I have been informed of the warranty provisions and know that the warranty is not in effect until this form is received by Alamo Group.
I understand the Implement Guarding statements above and the potential hazards of operating without such guards. I understand that the operator is responsible for
the safety of others in the area. I have examined the product and accept it as being complete and in satisfactory condition with all required guards.
CUSTOMER COPY
Purchaser’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
Inspection Performed - Warranty and Safety Procedures Explained - Installation Complete
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
Gearboxes & Speed Increaser (Oil Levels)
Hydraulic Oil Level (External. Tank)
Tractor Hydraulic Oil Level
Hydraulic Hoses (No Kinks, Binds, or Leaks)
Hydraulic Hose Connections are Tight (No Leaks)
MOWER
Spindle And Motor Bolts Properly Torqued
Spindle Housing Bearings are lubricated
Blade Carrier Bolts Properly Torqued / Retaining Pin In Place
Mower Cutting Height And Level Adjusted
Belt Alignment And Tension Adjusted
Driveline Clutch (Torque Limiter) (Adjust And Run In)
All Hardware Properly Torqued
Tire Air Pressure / Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
Wheel Bearings (Check, Grease, And Preload)
ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
Thrown Object Deflectors Front And Rear
Correct Blade Rotation Direction
Wing transport locks and latches
Mower head transport support bracket
All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
MOWER TO TRACTOR CONNECTION
Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
Axle Height (Adjusted)
Cutting Height (Adjust)
Mount Kit Pre-Operation Check Complete
Mower Wing (Adjust Level With The Center)
Mower Wing (Check For Proper Raising Operation)
Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
Mounting Hardware Properly Torqued
SAFETY ITEMS
Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
S.M.V. Emblem (Installed)
Neutral Safety & Cut - Off Switches work properly
Safety Decals (Installed in good condition)
Operator’s Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Video has been shown to Purchaser
_________
Pur. Intitials
AEM Mower Safety Video has been presented to Purchaser ________
Pur. Intitials
Purchaser's Signature _________________________ Date __________ Dealer's Signature ________________________ Date __________
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1. PRINT FIRMLY.