Country Home Products DR 4 -TON Operating instructions

DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
SAFETY & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS MANUAL AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MOWER.
And congratulations on your purchase of a new DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER!
We have done our utmost to ensure that your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER will be one of the most
trouble-free and satisfying pieces of equipment you have ever owned. Please let us know of any questions
you may have. We want to answer them as quickly as possible. When you do call, please have your order
number handy. For technical assistance, please call Toll-Free 1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) and one of our
Technical Support Representatives will be happy to help you. We also hope to hear from you on how much
you like your new helper.
And, please tell your friends about your new DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER! Having DR Owners spread the
word about our products and our way of doing business is the best advertising we can have, and the best way
to help us provide even better service in the years to come.
Thanks once again!
for all of us at
Country Home Products, Inc.
SALES MANAGER
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DR® Power Equipment
A division of Country Home Products®
127 Meigs Road
Vergennes, VT 05491
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Fax: 1-802-877-1213
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1............................................................................................................................. 1
INTRODUCING THE DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER............................................... 1
Conventions used in this manual ................................................................................... 1
CHAPTER 2............................................................................................................................. 3
GENERAL SAFETY RULES............................................................................................... 3
Labels ............................................................................................................................... 3
Protecting Yourself and Those Around You ................................................................... 5
Operating the Mower Safely............................................................................................ 5
Slope Operation............................................................................................................... 7
Safety for Children ........................................................................................................... 7
Safety with Gasoline-Powered Machines........................................................................ 8
A Note to All Users .......................................................................................................... 9
Additional Information and Potential Changes.............................................................. 9
CHAPTER 3........................................................................................................................... 11
SETTING UP YOUR DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER ............................................... 11
DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER Controls and Features.............................................. 12
Unpacking the Mower ................................................................................................... 13
To Install the Brush Deck .............................................................................................. 14
Connecting the Battery Wire (Electric-Starting Models Only) ..................................... 15
Adding Oil and Gasoline ............................................................................................... 16
Check the Tire Pressure................................................................................................. 16
CHAPTER 4........................................................................................................................... 17
OPERATING YOUR DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER ............................................... 17
The Pre-Start Safety Check ............................................................................................ 17
Before Starting the Engine............................................................................................. 18
Electric-Starting.............................................................................................................. 18
Manual-Starting (if equipped)....................................................................................... 18
Engaging the Wheel Drive ............................................................................................. 19
Engaging the Blade ........................................................................................................ 19
Stopping the Blade ........................................................................................................ 19
Stopping the Engine ...................................................................................................... 20
Obstacle Tips ................................................................................................................. 20
Slopes............................................................................................................................. 21
If the machine gets hung up ......................................................................................... 21
Cutting Brush and Saplings........................................................................................... 22
Reverse ........................................................................................................................... 22
Cutting in Wet and Heavy Growth ................................................................................ 22
Cold Weather Operation................................................................................................ 22
CHAPTER 5........................................................................................................................... 23
MAINTAINING THE DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER.............................................. 23
Regular Maintenance Check List................................................................................... 23
Battery Care (For Electric-Starting Models Only) ......................................................... 24
Charging the Battery ...................................................................................................... 24
Lubrication ..................................................................................................................... 25
Removing and Replacing the Belts ............................................................................... 27
To Replace the Drive Belt .............................................................................................. 28
Removing and Replacing the Blade .............................................................................. 30
Adjusting the Wheel Clutch........................................................................................... 31
Removing and Replacing the Drive Chain .................................................................... 32
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Adjusting the Differential Lock In/Out Cable ............................................................... 33
Removing the Wheels.................................................................................................... 34
Adjusting the Parking Brake .......................................................................................... 34
Transmission ................................................................................................................. 35
Removing or Changing the Deck .................................................................................. 35
End of Season and Storage ........................................................................................... 36
CHAPTER 6........................................................................................................................... 37
TROUBLESHOOTING................................................................................................... 37
Troubleshooting Table................................................................................................... 37
CHAPTER 7........................................................................................................................... 42
PARTS LISTS, SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND WARRANTY........................................ 42
Parts List - Handlebar Assembly ................................................................................... 42
Schematic - Handlebar Assembly ................................................................................. 43
Parts List - Frame and Drive Assembly......................................................................... 44
Schematic - Frame and Drive Assembly ....................................................................... 45
Parts List - Brush Deck Assembly ................................................................................. 46
Schematic - Brush Deck Assembly................................................................................ 47
Parts List - Differential and Wheel Assembly................................................................ 48
Schematic - Differential and Wheel Assembly.............................................................. 49
Warranty......................................................................................................................... 51
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DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCING THE DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER
This manual will help you set up and safely operate your new DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER. Careful
adherence to the safety and operating instructions in this manual will ensure many years of productive use.
Please let us know of any questions you may have. We want to answer them as quickly as possible. When
you do call, please have your order number handy. For technical assistance, please call Toll-Free 1-800-DROWNER (376-9637) and one of our Technical Support Representatives will be happy to help you.
Conventions used in this manual
THIS INDICATES A HAZARDOUS SITUATION, WHICH, IF NOT AVOIDED, COULD RESULT IN
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
THIS INDICATES A HAZARDOUS SITUATION, WHICH, IF NOT AVOIDED, COULD RESULT IN
MINOR OR MODERATE INJURY.
THIS INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT IN THE PROPER USE OF YOUR MACHINE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW
THIS INSTRUCTION COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO YOUR MACHINE OR PROPERTY.
Tip: This is a helpful hint to guide you in getting the most out of your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.
Tools Needed: This indicates you will need a special tool to perform a maintenance function on your
Mower.
NOTE: This information may be helpful to you.
If you are ever unsure about an action you are about to take, don’t do it, contact Country Home Products’
toll-free support at 1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) for help or information.
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CHAPTER 2
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
READ THIS SAFETY AND OPERATING MANUAL BEFORE YOU USE THE DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER.
BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENSURE THE BEST PERFORMANCE
FROM YOUR MOWER.
Labels
Your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER carries prominent labels as reminders for its proper and safe use.
Shown below are copies of all the labels that appear on the equipment. Take a moment to study them and
make a note of their location on your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER as you assemble and before you
operate the machine. Replace damaged or missing safety and information labels immediately. (#148231)
Read the Safety and
Operating Instructions.
Always wear safety glasses
or goggles while operating
the machine.
Do not operate the
machine near people
or animals.
Keep body parts away
from the mower blade.
Remove all objects
that could be thrown
by the mower blade.
Use caution operating the
machine on slopes.
Make sure you add oil before starting the
engine; the unit is shipped without oil.
Fill the oil reservoir slowly to make sure
you don’t overfill it. (#127811)
Keep combustible substances away from
the engine when it is hot. (#136831)
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To avoid injury, keep your hands
and feet away from the spinning
blade. (#136491)
Move the throttle to the CHOKE
position to start the engine (to the
RUN or IDLE position if the engine is
already warm). (#161541)
This label shows the
proper routing of the
drive belt. (#164371)
This label reminds you
about the importance of
reading and understanding
the Safety and Operating
Instructions manual and of
paying attention to the
safety warnings. (#191161)
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Protecting Yourself and Those Around You
THIS IS A HIGH-POWERED MACHINE, WITH MOVING PARTS OPERATING WITH HIGH ENERGY AT HIGH
SPEEDS. PROPER CLOTHING AND SAFETY GEAR MUST BE USED WHEN OPERATING THIS MACHINE TO
PREVENT OR MINIMIZE THE RISK OF SEVERE INJURY. THIS MACHINE CAN CUT, AND SEVER PARTS OF
YOUR BODY IF THEY BECOME IN CONTACT WITH THE MOVING BLADE. ALWAYS TAKE THE FOLLOWING
PRECAUTIONS WHEN OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
• ALWAYS WEAR THE PROTECTIVE GOGGLES OR SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE SHIELDS WHILE
MOWING TO PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM POSSIBLE THROWN DEBRIS.
• WEAR SHOES WITH NON-SLIP TREADS WHEN USING YOUR DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER. IF YOU
HAVE SAFETY SHOES, WE RECOMMEND WEARING THEM. DO NOT USE THE MACHINE WHILE
BAREFOOT OR WEARING OPEN SANDALS.
• AVOID WEARING LOOSE CLOTHING OR JEWELRY, WHICH MIGHT BE CAUGHT ON THE MOWER’S
MOVING PARTS.
• WE RECOMMEND WEARING GLOVES WHILE MOWING. BE SURE YOUR GLOVES FIT PROPERLY AND
DO NOT HAVE LOOSE CUFFS OR DRAWSTRING.
Operating the Mower Safely
THIS IS A HIGH-POWERED MACHINE, WITH MOVING PARTS OPERATING WITH HIGH ENERGY AT HIGH
SPEEDS. THE MACHINE MUST BE OPERATED SAFELY. UNSAFE OPERATION CAN CREATE A NUMBER OF
HAZARDS FOR YOU, AS WELL AS ANYONE ELSE IN THE NEARBY AREA. ALWAYS TAKE THE FOLLOWING
PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING THIS MACHINE:
• NEVER ALLOW PEOPLE WHO ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO USE THE DR FIELD
AND BRUSH MOWER.
• KEEP BYSTANDERS AT LEAST 100 FEET AWAY FROM YOUR WORK AREA AT ALL TIMES. OBJECTS CAN
BE THROWN FAR FROM THE MOWER AND AT GREAT SPEEDS. TO BE SAFE, DO NOT OPERATE THE
MACHINE NEAR SMALL CHILDREN OR PETS, AND NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE THE
MOWER. DISENGAGE THE BLADE AND STOP THE ENGINE WHEN ANOTHER PERSON OR PET
APPROACHES.
• CLEAR THE AREA OF OBJECTS SUCH AS ROCKS, TOYS, WIRE, BONES, STICKS ETC., WHICH COULD BE
PICKED UP AND THROWN BY THE BLADE.
• BE SURE ALL BLADE AND WHEEL CONTROLS ARE DISENGAGED BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO START THE
ENGINE. ENGAGE AND DISENGAGE THE BLADE A FEW TIMES TO GET USED TO IT BEFORE MOWING.
• KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET AWAY FROM THE BLADE, BELTS, CHAINS, BLADE PULLEYS, AND
CONCEALED AREAS WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. NEVER REACH UNDER THE DECK OR GRAB
HOLD OF ANY PART OF THE DECK WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.
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ALWAYS SHUT OFF THE ENGINE WHENEVER YOU LEAVE THE MACHINE. REMOVE THE SPARK PLUG
WIRE(S) BEFORE ADJUSTING THE MACHINE. IF YOU HAVE TO STOP TO REMOVE GRASS OR DEBRIS
FROM THE UNDERSIDE OF THE DECK, ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE(S) FIRST.
THE EXHAUST AREA ON THE ENGINE BECOMES VERY HOT WITH USE. ALLOW THE ENGINE TO COOL
BEFORE DOING MAINTENANCE OR MAKING ADJUSTMENTS.
KEEP COMBUSTIBLE SUBSTANCES AWAY FROM THE ENGINE WHEN IT IS HOT.
WHEN OPERATING OVER UNEVEN TERRAIN AND SLOPES, USE EXTREME CAUTION TO ENSURE
SOLID AND FIRM FOOTING. KEEP A FIRM HOLD ON THE HANDLEBARS AND WALK, NEVER RUN.
STOP THE BLADE WHEN CROSSING GRAVEL DRIVES, WALKS, OR ROADS.
USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN MOWING IN WET OR SLIPPERY CONDITIONS.
ALWAYS OPERATE THE MOWER FROM BEHIND. NEVER PASS OR STAND ON THE DISCHARGE
(RIGHT) SIDE OR IN FRONT OF MACHINE WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.
DO NOT PULL THE MOWER BACKWARDS UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. LOOK DOWN AND
BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE MOVING BACKWARDS.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CONDITIONS, REMOVE, BEND, CUT, FIT, WELD, OR OTHERWISE ALTER
STANDARD PARTS ON THE DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER. THIS INCLUDES ALL SHIELDS AND
GUARDS. MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR MACHINE COULD CAUSE PERSONAL INJURIES AND PROPERTY
DAMAGE AND WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY.
IF THE MACHINE STARTS TO MAKE AN UNUSUAL NOISE OR VIBRATION, IMMEDIATELY SHUT OFF
THE ENGINE, DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE(S), AND ALLOW ALL MOVING PARTS TO COME
TO A COMPLETE STOP. VIBRATION IS GENERALLY A WARNING OF TROUBLE. INSPECT FOR
CLOGGING OR DAMAGE. CLEAN AND REPAIR AND/OR REPLACE DAMAGED PARTS.
WHILE USING THE DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER, DON'T HURRY OR TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED.
WHEN IN DOUBT ABOUT THE EQUIPMENT OR YOUR SURROUNDINGS, STOP THE MACHINE AND
TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK THINGS OVER. MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE 100% CONTROL OF THE
MOWER AT ALL TIMES.
DO NOT OPERATE THE MACHINE WHEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR MEDICATION.
WATCH FOR TRAFFIC WHEN MOWING NEAR ROADWAYS.
USE THE MACHINE ONLY IN DAYLIGHT OR GOOD ARTIFICIAL LIGHT.
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Slope Operation
SLOPES ARE A MAJOR FACTOR RELATED TO SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS, WHICH CAN RESULT IN SEVERE
INJURY. ALL SLOPES REQUIRE CAUTION. IF YOU FEEL UNEASY ON A SLOPE, DO NOT MOW IT. ALWAYS
TAKE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING THIS MACHINE ON SLOPES:
ALWAYS:
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MOW ACROSS THE FACE OF SLOPES; NEVER UP AND DOWN. EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
CHANGING DIRECTION ON SLOPES.
REMOVE OBJECTS SUCH AS ROCKS, TREE LIMBS ETC.
WATCH FOR HOLES, RUTS, OR BUMPS. TALL GRASS CAN HIDE OBSTACLES.
NEVER:
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NEVER MOW NEAR DROP-OFFS, DITCHES, OR EMBANKMENTS. YOU COULD LOSE YOUR FOOTING
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OR BALANCE.
NEVER MOW ON SLOPES GREATER THAN 20 DEGREES OR ANY EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES.
NEVER MOW ON WET SLOPES. REDUCED TRACTION COULD RESULT IN SLIPPING.
Safety for Children
TRAGIC ACCIDENTS CAN OCCUR IF THE OPERATOR IS NOT ALERT TO THE PRESENCE OF CHILDREN.
CHILDREN ARE OFTEN ATTRACTED TO THE MOWER AND THE MOWING ACTIVITY. NEVER ASSUME
THAT CHILDREN WILL REMAIN WHERE YOU LAST SAW THEM.
• KEEP CHILDREN OUT OF THE MOWING AREA AND UNDER THE WATCHFUL CARE OF A RESPONSIBLE
ADULT.
• BE ALERT AND TURN THE MOWER OFF IF CHILDREN ENTER THE WORK AREA.
• BEFORE AND WHILE MOVING BACKWARDS, LOOK BEHIND AND DOWN FOR SMALL CHILDREN.
• NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE THE MOWER.
• USE EXTRA CARE WHEN APPROACHING BLIND CORNERS, SHRUBS, TREES, OR OTHER OBJECTS THAT
MAY OBSCURE YOUR VISION.
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Safety with Gasoline-Powered Machines
GASOLINE IS A HIGHLY FLAMMABLE LIQUID. GASOLINE ALSO GIVES OFF FLAMMABLE VAPOR THAT CAN
BE EASILY IGNITED AND CAUSE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION. NEVER OVERLOOK THE HAZARDS OF GASOLINE.
ALWAYS FOLLOW THESE PRECAUTIONS:
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NEVER RUN THE ENGINE IN AN ENCLOSED AREA OR WITHOUT PROPER VENTILATION AS THE
EXHAUST FROM THE ENGINE CONTAINS CARBON MONOXIDE, WHICH IS AN ODORLESS,
TASTELESS, AND DEADLY POISONOUS GAS.
STORE ALL FUEL AND OIL IN CONTAINERS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED AND APPROVED FOR THIS
PURPOSE AND KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT AND OPEN FLAME, AND OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
FILL THE GASOLINE TANK OUTDOORS WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND ALLOW THE ENGINE TO COOL
COMPLETELY. DON'T HANDLE GASOLINE IF YOU OR ANYONE NEARBY IS SMOKING, OR IF YOU'RE
NEAR ANYTHING THAT COULD CAUSE IT TO IGNITE OR EXPLODE. REPLACE THE FUEL TANK AND
FUEL CONTAINER CAPS SECURELY.
IF YOU SPILL GASOLINE, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE ENGINE. MOVE THE MACHINE AWAY
FROM THE AREA OF THE SPILL AND AVOID CREATING ANY SOURCE OF IGNITION UNTIL THE GAS
VAPORS HAVE DISSIPATED. WIPE UP ANY SPILLED FUEL TO PREVENT A FIRE HAZARD AND PROPERLY
DISPOSE OF THE WASTE.
ALLOW THE ENGINE TO COOL COMPLETELY BEFORE STORING IN ANY ENCLOSURE. NEVER STORE
THE MACHINE WITH GAS IN THE TANK OR A FUEL CONTAINER, NEAR AN OPEN FLAME OR SPARK
SUCH AS A WATER HEATER.
NEVER MAKE ADJUSTMENTS OR REPAIRS WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING. DISCONNECT THE SPARK
PLUG WIRE(S) AND KEEP THE WIRE(S) AWAY FROM THE SPARK PLUG(S) TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL
STARTING.
NEVER TAMPER WITH SAFETY DEVICES. CHECK THEIR PROPER OPERATION REGULARLY.
DO NOT CHANGE THE ENGINE GOVERNOR SETTINGS OR MODIFY THE ENGINE SPEED.
TO REDUCE FIRE HAZARD, KEEP THE ENGINE AND MUFFLER FREE OF DEBRIS BUILD-UP.
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THE MOWER MUST BE OPERATED SAFELY TO PREVENT OR MINIMIZE THE RISK OF MINOR OR
MODERATE INJURY. UNSAFE OPERATION CAN CREATE A NUMBER OF HAZARDS FOR YOU. ALWAYS TAKE
THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS WHEN OPERATING THIS MOWER:
• KEEP IN MIND THAT THE OPERATOR OR USER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR HAZARDS
OCCURRING TO OTHER PEOPLE, THEIR PROPERTY, AND THEMSELVES.
• USE EAR PROTECTORS OR EAR PLUGS RATED FOR AT LEAST 20 DBA TO PROTECT YOUR HEARING.
• WEAR LONG PANTS WHILE MOWING.
• USE CAUTION WHEN MOWING CLOSE TO FENCES, BUILDINGS, TREES, ETC. SO AS NOT TO HIT THE
HANDLE BAR. DOING SO, YOU MAY INJURE YOUR HAND OR LOSE CONTROL OF THE MACHINE.
• SEE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPER OPERATION AND INSTALLATION OF
ACCESSORIES. ONLY USE ACCESSORIES APPROVED BY COUNTRY HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
• KEEP ALL NUTS AND BOLTS TIGHT, ESPECIALLY THE BLADE ATTACHMENT BOLTS, AND KEEP THE
EQUIPMENT AND ATTACHMENTS IN GOOD OPERATING CONDITION.
• THE MOWER BLADE IS SHARP AND CAN CUT. WRAP THE BLADE OR WEAR GLOVES, AND USE EXTRA
CAUTION WHEN SERVICING.
• NO LIST OF WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS CAN BE ALL-INCLUSIVE. IF SITUATIONS OCCUR THAT ARE
NOT COVERED BY THIS MANUAL, THE OPERATOR MUST APPLY COMMON SENSE AND OPERATE
THIS MOWER IN A SAFE MANNER. CALL 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) FOR ASSISTANCE.
A Note to All Users
Under California law, and the laws of some other states, you are not permitted to operate an internal
combustion engine using hydrocarbon fuels without an engine spark arrester. This also applies to operation
on US Forest Lands. All DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWERS shipped to California and Washington State are
provided with spark arresters. Failure of the owner/operator to maintain this equipment in compliance with
state regulations is a misdemeanor under California law and may be in violation of other state and/or federal
regulations. Contact your local fire marshal or forest service for specific information in your area.
Additional Information and Potential Changes
Country Home Products, Inc. reserves the right to discontinue, change, and improve its products at any time
without notice or obligation to the purchaser. The descriptions and specifications contained in this manual
were in effect at printing. Equipment described within this manual may be optional. Some illustrations may
not be applicable to your machine.
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DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
CHAPTER 3
SETTING UP YOUR DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER
This chapter outlines a few simple steps you will need to follow to set up your new machine before you use
it. It may be helpful to familiarize yourself with the controls and features on your mower by reviewing the
picture in the next section before beginning the steps outlined in this chapter. If you have any questions at
all, please feel free to contact our Customer Service Representatives at our toll free number:
1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637).
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DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER Controls and Features
NOTE: The model shown in Figure 1 may look slightly different from your machine.
Fuel Fill
Parking Brake Lever
Fuel Tank
Off
Brush Deflector
On
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Discharge Chute
Key Switch
Blade Control Switch
Throttle/Choke
Control
Operator Presence Control Lever
Wheel Clutch Lever
Shift Lever
Wheel Clutch Cable Adjuster
Differential
Lock In/Out
Control Lever
Oil Fill (Kawasaki)
(Located on the
opposite side for
B&S Engines)
Control Panel
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Figure 1
Unpacking the Mower
NOTE: Unpacking the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is a two-person job. We recommend you have an
extra set of hands available before you begin.
Tools & Supplies Needed:
• Screwdriver
• Hammer
• Knife
• Gloves
THE BANDING MAY HAVE A LOT OF TENSION ON IT AND MAY SNAP AND CUT YOU. ALWAYS STAND
TO ONE SIDE WHEN CUTTING THE BAND.
1. Stand to one side and cut the banding.
2. Remove the top of the carton. Cut the cardboard top to bottom on one of the narrow sides of the
box and peel it off the pallet. Be careful of the staples.
3. Pry off the fasteners and cut any ties holding the machine to the pallet.
WEAR GLOVES AND BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING THE DECK(S). THE BLADES ARE VERY
SHARP, AND MAY SPIN AS YOU MANEUVER THE DECK(S).
4. Remove the brush deck by lifting it up and over the supporting lumber, and then remove the
lumber. You may need to remove one of the cross slats. At this point the lawn deck (if ordered) is
free standing and can be lifted off the pallet.
5. Roll the power unit off the pallet. Do not discard the cardboard and pallet in until you are fully
satisfied with your new DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER..
BEFORE ATTACHING THE DECK, BE SURE THE SPARK PLUG WIRE(S) IS DISCONNECTED.
6. Attach the deck to the power unit following the directions on the next page. The belt is stored below
the black pulley cover.
7. If assembling the Lawn Deck, mount the front caster wheels before attaching the deck to the power
unit.
NOTE: The Safety and Operating Instructions and the caster wheels for the Lawn Deck (if ordered) are
tucked in one of the cardboard corner supports.
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To Install the Brush Deck
Install Collar and Pin
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE
PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND
DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
1. Remove the black belt guard by unscrewing
the black knob, lifting the cover and pulling
up and back to remove it. The belt is shipped
wrapped around the pulley.
2. Slide the power unit shaft into the brush deck
and install collar and pin (Figure 2).
Figure 2
3. Install the belt on the pulley and clutch
Install
(Figure 3)
andBelt
route the belt per the label on
the spindle housing (Figure 4). The tension
lever may have to be released and secured
into slot. (Figure 5).
Install Belt
4. Release the belt tensioner (Figure 5) onto the
belt.
Figure 3
5. Replace the belt guard and secure in place
with the black knob.
Belt Tension Lever
Figure 4
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Figure 5
DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Connecting the Battery Wire (Electric-Starting Models Only)
We ship all electric-starting mowers with the negative terminal battery wire disconnected. This prevents the
battery from discharging during shipment. Before using your mower, you must connect the battery wire.
Tools Needed:
• (2) 5/16" wrenches or sockets
Connect the negative wire to the negative terminal on the battery (Figure 6).
Connect Battery Wire
Figure 6
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Adding Oil and Gasoline
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YOU MUST ADD OIL BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE. THIS MACHINE IS SHIPPED WITHOUT OIL.
TRACES OF OIL MAY BE IN THE RESERVOIR FROM FACTORY TESTING, BUT YOU MUST ADD OIL
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE. FILL THE RESERVOIR SLOWLY CHECKING THE DIPSTICK
FREQUENTLY TO AVOID OVERFILLING.
TO GET AN ACCURATE READING WHEN CHECKING THE OIL LEVEL:
⇒ THE MACHINE SHOULD BE ON A LEVEL SURFACE.
⇒ THE DIPSTICK SHOULD BE SCREWED DOWN ON BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINES.
⇒ THE DIPSTICK SHOULD NOT BE SCREWED DOWN ON KAWASAKI ENGINES.
Tip: To avoid confusion, we recommend leaving the caps ON the fuel and oil fills until you are ready to pour
either gasoline or oil into the correct fill.
NOTE: Use only SAE 30 high detergent oil. Other types of oil could cause problems operating your machine.
Please refer to your engine manufacturer’s owner’s manual for detailed oil information.
Approximate Engine Oil Required w/ Oil Filter
Briggs & Stratton – 11.5 HP
48 oz. (1.42 L)
Briggs & Stratton – 13 HP
48 oz. (1.42 L)
Kawasaki – 15 HP
57.6 oz. (1.7 L)
Kawasaki – 17 HP
57.6 oz. (1.7 L)
1. Place the machine on a level surface and initially add 1/2 of the SAE 30 high detergent oil
recommended by the engine manufacturer into the Oil Fill (Figure 1 on page 12) and wait one minute
for the oil to settle.
2. Check the dipstick and continue adding a few ounces of oil at a time, rechecking the dipstick until the
oil reaches the fill mark. Be careful not to overfill.
3. Fill the gas tank to within 1/4 inch of the top with fresh, unleaded gas. See your engine
manufacturer’s owner’s manual for more information.
4. Open the fuel shut-off valve, which is located on the bottom-rear of the Fuel Tank (Figure 1), if your
model is equipped with one.
Check the Tire Pressure
There should be 14 psi in each tire.
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CHAPTER 4
OPERATING YOUR DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER
This chapter covers the procedures for starting and stopping your new DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER and
discusses basic operation features. You may find it helpful to review the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Controls and Features picture (Figure 1) on page 12 before reading this chapter.
The Pre-Start Safety Check
Your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is fitted with an Operator Presence System to prevent the blade from
cutting without an operator in the proper position at the controls. Also, normal wear and tear can bring
about the need for adjustment to some running parts to insure that they function properly in terms of safe
operation.
For your protection, it is imperative that these simple test procedures be performed before each use of the
machine to verify that the safety equipment is in good order and that no part adjustments are needed for
safe operation.
Test your Operator Presence Control System:
1. Stand in the operating position behind the handlebars, start your machine and engage the blade.
2. Remain behind the handlebars and release both hands from the controls.
3. THE ENGINE SHOULD SHUT OFF IMMEDIATELY. If your engine does not stop, your Operator
Presence Control System may be damaged or disabled.
TURN OFF YOUR MACHINE BY USING THE IGNITION KEY AND STOP USING YOUR MACHINE
IMMEDIATELY!
Inspect the system for the following:
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Intentional disabling of the system through part modification or temporary measures used to override
the system.
Loose electrical connections.
Broken parts.
After inspection, repeat this test. If your system still does not operate properly, REMOVE THE KEY FROM
THE IGNITION SWITCH TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM OPERATING THE EQUIPMENT.
Call our Technical Support Representatives at 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
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Checking and adjusting clutch engagement:
1. Start your machine in the normal manner.
2. With the operator presence lever depressed, shift into low gear.
3. Increase the engine rpm but do not squeeze the clutch lever. The machine should not move when the
clutch lever is not squeezed.
IF YOUR MACHINE “CREEPS” DURING THIS TEST, YOUR CLUTCH NEEDS ADJUSTMENT. CONSULT
CHAPTER 5, PAGE 31 OF YOUR SAFETY AND OPERATING MANUAL AND MAKE ALL NECESSARY
CORRECTIONS BEFORE USING.
Before Starting the Engine
1. Check the oil level every time you use the machine.
2. Check the gas level.
3. Open the fuel shut-off valve (on the bottom of the gas tank), if your model is equipped with one.
Electric-Starting
1. Move the Shift Lever to N (Neutral). See mower picture, Figure 1, on page 12.
NOTE: The Shift lever MUST be in NEUTRAL and Blade Engage Button pushed DOWN or the engine will
not start.
2. Move the Throttle (Figure 1) to the CHOKE position (to the RUN position if the engine is already
warm).
3. Turn the Key (Figure 1) to the START position until the engine starts, then release. The key will snap
back to the RUN position and the engine will continue to run.
4. Move the Throttle to the RUN position.
Manual-Starting (if equipped)
1. Move the Throttle (Figure 1, on page 12) to the CHOKE position (to the RUN position if the engine is
already warm).
2. Turn the Key (Figure 1) to START.
3. Grasp the recoil starter handle and slowly pull until you feel resistance. Let the cord retract a little
bit, then pull the cord rapidly to start the engine. One or two pulls usually starts the DR FIELD and
BRUSH MOWER.
4. Move the Throttle to the RUN position.
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Engaging the Wheel Drive
The DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER has a four-speed forward transmission and single-speed reverse.
Forward speeds range from 1.1 mph in first gear to 4.5 mph in fourth gear. Use the lower gears for
mowing in thick, woody vegetation and the higher gears for wide-open areas and lighter vegetation, or
as "travel gears." Reverse is ideal for maneuvering in tight spots.
NOTE: Always release the Wheel Clutch Lever (Figure 1, on page 12) when shifting gears.
1. Move the Shift Lever to the desired gear.
2. Disengage the Parking Brake.
3. Gently squeeze the Wheel Clutch Lever to engage a gear.
4. Release the Wheel Clutch Lever if you need to slow down or stop.
Engaging the Blade
1. Hold down the Operator Presence Lever (Figure 1, on page 12).
2. Engage the Blade by pulling UP on the Blade Engage/Disengage Switch Knob (Figure 1).
NOTE: If you pull UP on the Blade Engage/Disengage Knob before holding down the Operator Presence
Lever, the engine will shut off.
ALWAYS DISENGAGE THE BLADE OF THE DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER BEFORE SHIFTING INTO
REVERSE.
Stopping the Blade
Push DOWN on the Blade Engage/Disengage Switch Knob (Figure 1, on page 12).
NOTE: Releasing the Operator Presence Lever to disengage the blade will cause the engine to shut off.
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Stopping the Engine
1. Disengage the Blade by pushing DOWN on the Blade Engage/Disengage Switch Knob (Figure 1,
on page 12).
2. Set the Parking Brake.
3. Move the Shift Lever to the N (Neutral) position.
4. Move the Throttle Control to the IDLE position.
5. Turn the Key to the OFF position and remove it for safety.
NOTE: If your machine is equipped with a fuel shut-off valve, close it when transporting or storing the mower.
Obstacle Tips
Dealing with obstacles in the terrain is easy with your new DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER. The following
section explains how to approach most common obstacles.
THE MOWER ENGINE'S POWER CAN EASILY THROW STONES, STICKS AND OTHER DEBRIS AT GREAT
VELOCITY, WHICH COULD CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. DO NOT RUN THE
MACHINE OVER GRAVEL DRIVEWAYS OR OVER LOOSE STONES OR MULCH WITH THE MOWER BLADE
SPINNING.
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•
Always check your work area before mowing and remove any debris that might tangle or damage the
machine.
•
If you do run into debris and the mower becomes tangled, turn off the engine and disconnect the spark
plug wire(s) before attempting to untangle the machine.
DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Slopes
WHEN OPERATING THE DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER OVER UNEVEN TERRAIN OR SLOPES, USE
EXTREME CAUTION NOT TO TIP THE MACHINE OVER.
1. Do not use the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
on slopes greater than 20 degrees. Doing so
could result in serious injury or damage to your
machine.
2. If you have to mow on sloping terrain, mow
across the slope, not up and down, for better
control.
Tip: Locking IN the differential will improve traction,
and keep the machine traveling on a straighter
path. Once on level terrain, Lock OUT the
differential for easier turning.
3. To avoid “free-wheeling”, shift into a lower gear
before going down a slope. Do not shift while
on a slope.
Figure 7
4. Note that the mowing deck pivots from side to
side, which helps avoid scalping, and keeps
the weight balanced over the drive wheels
when operating on uneven terrain (Figure 7).
If the machine gets hung up
1. Disengage the blade. Do not try to free the
machine from stumps or debris while the
blade is engaged.
2. Try putting the machine in reverse and
backing away from the obstacle.
Push Down on Handlebars to Clear Debris
Figure 8
3. Try pushing down on the handlebars to lift the
mowing deck over the obstacle (Figure 8).
• IF YOU NEED TO LEAVE THE OPERATING POSITION TO CLEAR DEBRIS FROM THE DECK, FIRST PUT THE
MACHINE IN "N" (NEUTRAL), TURN THE ENGINE OFF, SET THE BRAKE AND DISCONNECT THE SPARK
PLUG WIRE(S).
• DO NOT TOUCH THE EXHAUST AREAS WHEN REACHING FOR THE SPARK PLUG(S)—THEY ARE VERY
HOT.
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Cutting Brush and Saplings
1. When cutting woody material, small saplings,
etc., allow the machine to ride up and over
material slowly. Adjust your forward speed to
varying conditions (Figure 9).
2. After cutting brush, etc., you may want to
mow over it again to remove any remaining
branches. It works best to mow from the
trunk end toward the top as brush lies on the
ground.
Reverse
Figure 9
1. Be very careful of your footing when operating the machine in reverse. Know what's behind you and
take your time.
2. Disengage the blade before shifting into reverse. Mow in the forward gears only, using reverse for
maneuvering.
3. If you find it difficult to shift into reverse, lightly "feather" the Clutch Lever as you put the Shift Lever into
reverse, then quickly release the Clutch Lever.
Cutting in Wet and Heavy Growth
1. Be very careful of your footing when mowing in wet conditions. Avoid steep slopes and other slippery
areas.
2. Use a lower, slower speed when mowing in wet conditions.
Cold Weather Operation
At temperatures below 30°F and a high dew point, your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER engine may
experience icing of the carburetor and/or the crankcase breather system. Country Home Products, Inc.
offers an optional engine cover to prevent icing in these weather conditions. The cover can be purchased
through Country Home Products, Inc. by calling 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637). Please have your DR
FIELD and BRUSH MOWER Model# and Serial# at hand when the call is placed.
Tip: As a preventative measure to prevent control cable freeze up; prior to using your DR FIELD and BRUSH
MOWER in cold weather, inject “dry gas” into the Brake and Clutch cable-housing openings to absorb
any moisture that may have collected. Tip the machine forward slightly so the “dry gas” will flow down
the inside of the housings, and then lubricate as outlined on page 25.
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CHAPTER 5
MAINTAINING THE DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER
This chapter covers regular maintenance procedures that will ensure the best performance and long life of
your machine. For engine maintenance, please refer to the engine owner’s manual that came with your
mower. Service intervals listed in the checklist below supercede those listed in the engine owner’s manual.
SOME OF THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES REQUIRE ACCESS TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE MACHINE. IF
YOU NEED TO TIP THE MACHINE BACK OR ON ITS SIDE (WITH THE DISCHARGE CHUTE FACING UP),
YOU MUST FIRST DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE(S), DRAIN THE OIL AND GAS, AND REMOVE THE
AIR FILTERS.
Regular Maintenance Check List
NOTE: Service intervals shown are considered maximum under normal operating conditions. Increase frequencies
under extremely dirty or dusty conditions.
Procedure
Before Each Use
Check Operator Presence Switch
▲
Check Engine Oil Level
▲
Check General Equipment Condition
▲
Check Blade for Sharpness
▲
Every 25 Hours
Lubricate Grease Fittings
▲
Lubricate Clutch and Brake Cables*
▲
Lubricate Chain and Lock In/Out Sleeve*
▲
Check Tire Pressure
▲
Change Engine Oil and Filter**
1st time 5 hours
Every 100 Hours
▲
Check Parking Brake Adjustment
▲
Clean Engine Exterior and Cooling Fins
▲
Check All Belt Tensions and Condition
▲
Check cable connections
▲
Replace Air Filter and Precleaner**
▲
▲
Replace Spark Plug(s)
* FLUID FILM® lubricant or SAE 30 oil. NEVER use penetrating oil.
** The engine on your DR may not have a Precleaner or Oil Filter.
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Battery Care (For Electric-Starting Models Only)
Proper care can extend the life of a battery. Follow these recommendations to ensure your battery’s best
performance and long life:
•
•
•
•
Do not allow the battery charge to get too low. If the machine is not used, the battery should be
charged every 4 – 6 weeks. Engine must be operated for at least 45 minutes to maintain proper battery
charge.
Store an unused battery in a dry area that does not freeze.
Do not charge an already charged battery. In theory, our battery cannot be overcharged with a trickle
charger; however, when a battery is fully charged and the charger is still on, it generates heat that could
be harmful to the battery. A fully charged battery will read 12V-13.2V with a voltmeter.
Do not continue to crank your engine when the battery charge is low.
Symptoms of a battery needing a charge:
•
•
•
•
The machine won’t start with the key, but will start with the recoil starter.
A whirring noise coming from the starter.
A grinding noise and a whirring noise coming from the starter.
No noise at all.
Charging the Battery
The mower engine must be operated for at least 45 minutes to maintain proper battery charge. If the battery
loses its charge, you'll need to use a trickle charger (like the DR Battery Charger) to recharge it. The charger
should have an output of 12 volts at no more than 2 amps.
•
•
At 1 amp the battery may need to be charged for as long as 48 hours.
At 2 amps, the battery may need to be charged for as long as 24 hours.
NOTE: Using the recoil starter and then running the engine will not recharge a dead or significantly discharged
battery.
To connect a battery charger to your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER, follow the steps listed below.
1. Detach the two battery wires going to the wiring harness on your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.
2. Attach the black (-) battery charger wire to the black (-) wire, and attach the red (+) battery charger wire
to the red (+) wire.
3. Plug the battery charger into an outlet.
WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED CHARGING THE BATTERY, DISCONNECT THE BATTERY CHARGER WIRES FROM
THE BATTERY FIRST, THEN DISCONNECT THE CHARGER FROM THE OUTLET. IF THE BATTERY CHARGER
WIRES ARE LEFT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY, THE BATTERY WILL DISCHARGE ITSELF BACK INTO THE
CHARGER.
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Lubrication
Your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER was greased at the Factory. The operator needs to periodically
lubricate the Wheel Clutch Cable, Brake Cable, Belt Idler Arm, Drive Chain, and the Differential Lock
In/Out Cable and Sleeve Shaft.
Tools & Supplies Needed:
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•
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Flexible hose grease gun
Lithium grease
1/2" wrench or socket (chain cover)
FLUID FILM® or comparable lubricant
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
Lubricate the Parking Brake cable, Wheel Drive Clutch cable and the Differential Lock In/Out cable with
FLUID FILM® or comparable lubricant. Spray the lubricant into the cable housing while working the cable
back and forth and few times. This should be done at both ends of the cables (Figure 10). Perform this
lubrication more often in dry and dusty environments.
Lock In/Out Cable
Clutch
Cable
Lubricate
Lubricate
Lubricate
Figure 10
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1. There is one grease fitting below the black Belt Guard
that needs lubrication (Figure 11):
• The Belt Idler Arm should have 1-2 pumps of
grease every 25 operating hours.
Belt Idler Arm Grease Fitting
NOTE: Over greasing will cause grease to leak out of the
seals onto the mower drive belt. Unless
instructed otherwise, pump only until you feel
slight resistance (1-2 pumps).
2. The Drive Chain should be lubricated with FLUID
FILM® lubricant or SAE 30 oil every 25 operating
hours—more often if the machine is operated in
extremely dusty or wet conditions. Remove the
Chain Cover, lubricate the Chain and replace the
cover (Figures 12 and 13).
Figure 11
3. Place the Differential Lock In/Out Lever in the OUT
position.
4. Clean the Lock In/Out Sleeve Shaft of any
accumulated grass and debris with a cloth and
lubricate the Shaft using FLUID FILM® lubricant
or SAE 30 oil (Figure 14).
5. Move the Differential Lock In/Out Lever back and
forth a few times to distribute the lubricant on the
Lock In/Out Sleeve Shaft.
Remove Chain Cover
Figure 12
Lubricate Shaft here
Lock In/Out Sleeve
Lubricate Chain
Figure 13
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Figure 14
Removing and Replacing the Belts
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
USE ONLY DR BELTS ON YOUR MACHINE. THEY HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED AND PROVEN FOR
MANY HOURS OF USE.
To Replace the Blade Belt
1. Remove the black belt guard by unscrewing
the black knob, lifting the cover, and pulling up
and back to remove it.
Belt Tension Lever
2. Release the belt tension lever (Figure 15).
Figure 15
3. Remove the belt from the pulley (Figure 16),
and then drop it from the engine pulley below
the machine.
4. To mount the belt, follow the above
procedure in reverse.
Belt Removed
Figure 16
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To Replace the Drive Belt
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
USE ONLY DR BELTS ON YOUR MACHINE. THEY HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED AND PROVEN FOR
MANY HOURS OF USE.
Tools Needed:
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•
•
•
7/16" socket
1/2" wrench
9/16" wrench
Gloves
1. Drain the gas and oil.
2. Remove the Blade Belt following the instructions as outlined in the previous page.
3. Remove the pin and collar (Figure 17), and then pull the power unit away from the deck.
4. Tilt the power unit forward onto the attachment pin.
Remove Pin and Collar
Figure 17
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5. Remove the Bolt on the Clutch Bracket and the
Nut on the Clutch Drive Spring (Figure 18).
6. Remove the Clutch Drive Spring (Figure 19).
7. Lift and swing the Clutch Bracket out of the way
(Figure 19).
Spring
8. Remove the three (3) Belt Guides (Figure 19).
9. Loosen the belt Retainer Bolts on the outside of
the frame (one on each side) and slide the
retainer back (Figure 20).
Remove Bolt
Remove Nut
10. Remove the Belt.
11. To mount the new Belt, reverse the above
procedure.
Figure 18
3 Belt Guides
Clutch
Bracket
Clutch Drive Spring Removed
Loosen Bolt and Slide Back
Figure 20
Figure 19
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Removing and Replacing the Blade
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
Tools Needed:
• 15/16" wrench or socket
• Air wrench if available
• Wear gloves
• 2 x 4 to brace the blade
1. Block the blade with a piece of wood between the blade and the skid on the chute side of the deck
(Figure 21).
2. Remove the blade lock nut (right-hand, regular thread) and washer.
USE CAUTION WHEN PUSHING OR PULLING THE WRENCH NEXT TO THE BLADE. WEAR GLOVES, IF THE
WRENCH SLIPS OFF THE NUT, YOU MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED.
3. Remove the blade.
4. Mount the new blade, washer and lock nut.
NOTE: Be sure the blade is seated completely over the small ridge in the spindle hub before tightening the
lock nut.
Figure 21
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Adjusting the Wheel Clutch
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
NOTE: When properly adjusted, tension on the wheel clutch lever should increase when the lever is about parallel
to (almost touching) the handlebar grip.
Tools Needed:
• (2) 1/2" wrenches
1. Find the Wheel Clutch Adjuster on the Clutch Bracket on the underside of the machine (Figure 22).
2. Loosen the nut on the front (threaded) side of the bracket by 1/8" to 1/4", and then tighten the nut
on the back against the bracket. Check the tension on the Clutch Lever and repeat the adjustment
as needed.
IF THE CLUTCH IS OVER TIGHTENED, MACHINE MAY LURCH FORWARD WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR.
USE CAUTION WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR. TEST ADJUSTMENT USING THE PROCEDURE ON PAGE 18.
Wheel Clutch Adjustment
Wheel Clutch Adjuster
Clutch Bracket
Figure 22
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Removing and Replacing the Drive Chain
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE
PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT
THE SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
Tools Needed:
• 1/2" wrench or socket (chain cover)
• Flat-head screwdriver
• Needle Nose Pliers
1. Remove the Chain Cover (Figure 23).
2. Remove the Tensioner Spring (Figure 24).
3. Remove the Master Chain Link (Figure 25). First
remove the Lock Clip by spreading the clip with the
screwdriver and at the same time, slide the Lock
Clip back off the Master Link pins with the needle
nose pliers. Next, remove the Side Plate, and then
remove the Master Chain Link.
4. Slowly feed the chain out.
Remove the Chain Cover
Figure 23
5. Install and route the new chain (Figure 24).
6. Add the Master Chain Link (Figure 25) in the reverse
order of step 3.
7. Replace the Chain Cover and tighten the lock nuts.
Remove Tensioner
Spring
Chain Routing
Figure 24
Master Link
Lock Clip
Side Plate
Figure 25
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Adjusting the Differential Lock In/Out Cable
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
NOTE: If the Differential will not Lock In or Out, the cable may need adjustment.
Tool Needed:
•
1/2" open end wrench
1. Locate the Differential Lock In/Out Cable Adjuster (Figure 26).
2. With the Lock In/Out Lever in the Out position (lever back), there should be a slight amount of
slack in the cable exposed at the spring end (Figure 26) and the Lock In/Out Sleeve should be all
the way to the right (toward the outside).
NOTE: If the cable appears to have plenty of travel and sleeve is still not fully to the outside, the sleeve may
have to be cleaned and lubricated. See page 26 for Lubrication.
3. Loosen the nut on the front side of the Adjuster Bracket (spring end) by 1/8" to 1/4" (Figure 26).
4. Tighten the nut on the back (cable sheath end) of the Adjuster up against the Bracket. Check the
position the Lock In/Out Sleeve to be all the way out and repeat the adjustment as needed.
5. With the Differential Lock In/Out Lever in the Lock/In position (forward and locked in place), the
Lock In/Out Sleeve should be all the way in toward the differential (In position is opposite to the
position shown in Figure 26).
Back Side Nut
Lock In/Out Cable
Adjuster Bracket
Front Side Nut
Lock In/Out Sleeve
In
Figure 26
Out
Lock In/Out Sleeve
in the Out position
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Removing the Wheels
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE
PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT
THE SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
Remove Nuts
Tool Needed:
•
3/4" socket with extension
1. Loosen the wheel nuts a couple of turns with the
wheel on the ground.
2. Block the machine so the wheel to be removed is
off the ground.
3. Remove the three nuts and slide the wheel off
(Figure 27).
4. Replace the wheel and finger-tighten the wheel
nuts before unblocking the machine.
5. Tighten the wheel nuts with the wheel resting on
the ground.
Figure 27
Adjusting the Parking Brake
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE
PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT
THE SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
Adjust Parking
Brake Nut
Tool Needed:
•
1/2" open end wrench
To adjust the parking brake, tighten or loosen the nut
shown in Figure 28. Tightening the nut (clockwise)
will increase pressure and loosening the nut
(counterclockwise) will decrease the pressure on the
brake pad.
Figure 28
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Transmission
The transmission is maintenance-free. Only the Differential Lock In/Out Sleeve Shaft needs additional
periodic lubrication. See the Lubrication section on page 26.
Removing or Changing the Deck
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
1. Remove the black belt guard by unscrewing
the black knob, lifting the cover and pulling
up and back to remove it.
Belt Tension Lever
2. Release the belt tension lever (Figure 29).
3. Remove the belt from the pulley (Figure 30).
4. Remove the pin and collar (Figure 31), and
then pull the power unit away from the deck.
Figure 29
Remove Pin and Collar
Belt Removed
Figure 31
Figure 30
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End of Season and Storage
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
NOTE: Please refer to the engine owner's manual for engine-specific procedures.
•
Change the oil (and oil filter, if applicable). For winter use, use SAE 5W – 30 HD.
•
Remove the spark plug(s) and pour about 1 ounce of motor oil into the cylinder hole. Replace the
plug(s) and pull the recoil starter rope until you feel strong resistance. This will coat the piston and
seat the valves to prevent moisture buildup.
•
Clean/replace the air filters.
•
Clean dirt and debris from the cylinder head cooling fins, blower housing, debris screen and
muffler area of the engine.
•
If your engine has a fuel filter, replace it.
•
If your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER will be idle for more than 30 days, we recommend using a
gas stabilizer. This will prevent sediment from gumming up the carburetor. If there is dirt or
moisture in the gas or tank, remove it by draining the tank. Completely fill the tank with fresh,
unleaded gas and add the appropriate amount of stabilizer or gasoline additive. Run the engine for
a short time to allow the additive to circulate. Close the fuel shut-off valve, if your machine is
equipped with one, to prevent carburetor overflow and leakage.
•
Store the battery in a dry area that will not freeze. If the machine is not used over a long period, the
battery should be charged every four to six weeks. See page 24.
•
Remove any wrapped weeds from the blade bearing housing. Clean grass and debris from the top
and underneath the mower deck with a stiff brush.
•
Check the blade for nicks and wear. Remove the blade and sharpen, or have it professionally
sharpened if needed.
•
Perform the lubrication as outlined on pages 25 and 26.
NOTE: For winter use, please refer to the attachment instructions.
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CHAPTER 6
TROUBLESHOOTING
Most problems are easy to fix. Consult the troubleshooting table for common problems and their solutions.
If you continue to experience problems call Country Home Products, Inc. for support.
Troubleshooting Table
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
SYMPTOM
Recoil will not pull
out or is difficult to
pull.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
⇒ Check that the Blade Engage/Disengage Switch is pushed DOWN to the
Disengaged position.
⇒ The recoil may be broken or jammed. Try to turn the engine pulley by hand, with
the spark plug wire(s) off. If it turns, the recoil is broken or jammed. Call 1(800)
DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
The engine won’t
start manually. (if
equipped)
(Please refer to the
engine owner’s
manual for enginespecific procedures.)
⇒ Check that the Fuel Shut-Off Valve is turned ON (Figure 1 on page 12), if your
machine is equipped with one.
⇒ Are you using fresh, clean gas? If the gas is old, change it. Use a fuel stabilizer if
you keep gas longer than two months.
⇒ Check the Fuel Filter to see if it is clear. Place a can under the Fuel Filter and
remove the fuel line from the engine side of the Filter. If gas flows freely, it’s OK.
⇒ Check the throttle adjustment and travel.
⇒ Is the Blade Engage/Disengage Switch pushed DOWN to the Disengaged
position and Shift Lever in NEUTRAL? They should be.
⇒ Is the spark plug(s) clean? If the spark plug(s) is dirty or cracked, change it. If it’s
oily, leave it out, hold a rag over the plug(s) hole and pull the recoil cord several
times to blow out any oil in the cylinder, then wipe off the plug(s) and reinsert it.
⇒ If your engine still won’t start, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
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BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
SYMPTOM
The engine won’t
start using electricstart.
(Please refer to the
engine owner’s
manual for enginespecific procedures.)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
⇒ Have you checked all the items under the section called Electric Starting on page
18? If not, do so now.
⇒ There is a fuse in the wiring harness. Check the fuse and replace if needed.
⇒ Check the wire connections—especially the ground connection, the large green
wire coming from the battery, where it connects to the engine.
⇒ Check the wire connections to the solenoid. Disconnect the green battery
ground wire first to avoid sparks. Check to be sure that all of the connections are
clean and tight. Reconnect the battery ground wire.
⇒ Check the ground connection on the solenoid where it’s bolted to the frame.
Using a wrench or socket, tighten the bolts to ensure a good connection to the
frame.
⇒ Is your battery charged? Check the voltage yourself or at a gas station. If it’s low,
charge it with a 12-volt, 1 to 2 Amp trickle charger. If you don’t use your mower
for at least 45 minutes at a time, the battery may need to be periodically charged.
See the Battery Care section on page 24.
⇒ If your battery is charged and your DR still won’t start, call 1(800) DR-OWNER
(376-9637) for assistance.
The engine lacks
power or is not
running smoothly.
⇒ Check the Throttle Lever travel and adjustment. Is the Throttle Lever in the Run
position?
(Please refer to the
engine owner’s
manual for enginespecific procedures.)
⇒ Is the spark plug(s) clean? If it’s fouled or cracked, change it. If it’s oily, leave it
out, hold a rag over the plug(s) hole and pull your recoil cord several times to
blow out any oil in the cylinder, then wipe off the plug(s) and reinsert it.
⇒ Is the air filter clean? If it’s dirty, change it following the procedure in the engine
manufacturer’s owner’s manual.
⇒ Are you using fresh, clean unleaded gas? If it’s old, change it. Use a fuel stabilizer
if you keep gas longer than two weeks or so.
⇒ Does your engine have the right amount of clean oil? If it’s dirty, change it
following the procedure in the engine manufacturer’s owner’s manual.
⇒ Check the oil level and adjust as needed.
⇒ If your engine still lacks power, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for
assistance.
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DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
SYMPTOM
Engine smokes.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
⇒ Check the oil level and adjust as needed.
⇒ You may be operating the machine on too great an incline. See Slopes on page
21.
⇒ Check the air filter and clean or replace if needed.
⇒ You may be using the wrong oil—too light for the temperature. Refer to your
Engine Owner’s Manual for detailed information.
⇒ Clean the cooling fins if they’re dirty.
⇒ If the engine still smokes, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
Machine is hard to
get into reverse.
⇒ If you find it difficult to shift into reverse, lightly pull the clutch lever as you pull
the shift lever into reverse then quickly release the clutch lever.
⇒ If the difficulty persists, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
The belt frays or
rolls over the pulley.
⇒ A pulley groove may be nicked. Check the belt for wear and hard spots. File off
any nicks on the pulley.
⇒ The belt may be stretched. Replace it.
The cut material is
not being properly
discharged out of
the right side of the
machine.
⇒ The discharge chute may be blocked. Disengage the blade, turn OFF the engine,
set the brake and disconnect the spark plug wire(s); then check for debris.
Heavier growth gets
hung up under the
machine and does
not discharge.
⇒ Try removing the baffle under the front of the mowing deck. Be sure to turn OFF
the engine and remove the spark plug wire(s)before performing this operation.
Blade vibrates when
engaged.
⇒ The blade may not be seated properly on the hub. Loosen the blade nut, reset
the blade and tighten the nut. Be sure to turn OFF the engine and remove the
spark plug wire(s)before performing this operation.
⇒ The spindle bearings may be bad.
⇒ Call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
⇒ The blade may not be seated properly on the hub. Loosen the blade nut, reset
the blade and tighten the nut. Be sure to turn OFF the engine and remove the
spark plug wire(s)before performing this operation.
The blade is not
cutting or is loose.
Wheels pulling left
or right.
⇒ Check the tire pressure. There should be 14 psi in each tire.
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BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE(S).
SYMPTOM
The Wheel Drive
Clutch and/or Brake
lever will freeze up
during cold weather
operation.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
The Blade will not
Engage and/or
Disengage.
⇒ Be sure you are holding down on the Operator Presence Lever.
⇒ Moisture is getting into the cable housing(s) and freezing. Using a lubricating
syringe, inject “dry gas” into the cable-housing opening to absorb the moisture.
Tip the machine forward slightly so the “dry gas” will flow down the inside of the
housing. After the ice blockage has thawed, lubricate the cable(s) with FLUID
FILM® or comparable lubricant. See page 25.
⇒ Faulty Blade Control Switch. Remove and replace the Switch on the Control
Panel.
⇒ Open and/or shorted Blade Control Wiring Harness. Remove and replace the
Blade Control Wiring Harness w/Solenoid.
⇒ If the problem persists, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
The Differential
Lock In/Out will not
unlock (stays in the
Lock In position).
⇒ Grass and debris has probably accumulated on the Differential Lock In/Out
Sleeve. Clean and lubricate the Sleeve. See page 26.
The Differential
Lock In/Out will not
lock In (stays in the
Lock Out position)
⇒ The Differential Lock In/Out cable is broken or out of adjustment. See page 33.
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⇒ The Differential Lock In/Out cable is broken or out of adjustment. See page 33.
⇒ If the problem persists, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
⇒ If the problem persists, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
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CHAPTER 7
PARTS LISTS, SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND WARRANTY
Parts List - Handlebar Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through Country Home Products, Inc.
Ref#
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Part#
150301
150311
120301
112391
110751
191151
150041
110761
134431
187551
104831
124511
114561
110731
151181
119831
150391
110221
100241
110961
112441
110971
165191
165201
24
25
26
27
42
157201
191231
192311
150361
Description
Handlebar, Right Hand
Handlebar, Left Hand
Screw, 3/8"-16 x 1-1/2", Tri-Lobe
Washer, Flat, 3/8" USS
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"-16
Control Panel
Battery Shelf
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"-18
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"-18 x 1.5", GR5
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"-18, Lo-Profile
Battery, 17AH, 12V
Clamp, Battery 7-1/8" x 5-1/2"
Bolt, HCS, 1/4"-20 x 2"
Nut, Nylon Lock, 1/4"-20
Bracket, Brake Cable
Bolt, HCS, 1/4"-20 x 3/4"
Shift Lever
Grip, Shift Handle
Shift Rod with Hub
Pin, Spring, 3/16" x 1"
Washer, 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD, Nylon
Pin, Spring, 3/16" x 1-3/4"
Switch, w/Key, Snap-in,
4 Positions (Electric Start)
Switch, w/Key, Snap-in,
2 Positions (Manual Start)
Key, Ignition Switch
Switch, Push/Pull (TPDP)
Lever, Cable Engage
Knob, Cable Lever
DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Ref# Part#
28 179121
29 112111
139051
30 150491
31 Deleted
32 151311
33 165171
34 180591
35 179231
36 164971
37 164951
38 164961
39 165181
40 181131
41 165251
42 150151
Description
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 1/2", Tri-Lobe
Cable Throttle, 36-1/2" L (B & S)
Cable, Throttle, 50" L (Kawasaki)
Screw, 8-32 x 1/2"
Plug, Hour Meter Hole, 2" x 1-1/4"
Lever, Wheel Clutch, 1"
Lever, Operator Presence w/harness
Screw, M6 x M25, Socket Head
Guard, Switch, Operator Presence
Grip, Ergonomic, 1" OD, Handlebar
Grip, Plain, 1" OD, Handlebar
Lever, Brake with Lock, 1"
Cable, Transmission Brake
Cable, Traction Drive
Differential Lock In/Out Cable (only)
Safety and Information Labels
136831
Caution Hot Surface Label
Right Arrow, B & S
136841
Caution Hot Surface Label
Left Arrow, Kawasaki
124371
American Flag Label
127811
Warning: Add Oil Label
192391
DR Logo, 5.75" Diameter
153321
DR, Control Panel, Front
161541
Throttle Control Label
191161
Control Panel Label
136491
Danger, Deck Label
164371
Blade Belt Routing
Schematic - Handlebar Assembly
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Parts List - Frame and Drive Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through Country Home Products, Inc.
Ref# Part#
01 150261
02 192901
192921
160191
160881
03 134431
04 111411
05 150451
06 110761
07 110691
08 112501
09 112311
10 191261
11 150611
12 110751
13 112391
14 151111
15 164841
16 108501
17 157121
18 175521
19 118731
20 150501
21 191211
22 191281
23 191241
24 191141
25 151321
26 191301
27 150201
28 119831
29 112481
30 112381
31 150061
32 111141
33 111241
34 101451
35 111871
36 112371
37 191171
191181
38 150141
39 110731
40 150591
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Description
Frame, Main
Engine, 11.5HP, B & S, e/s
Engine, 13HP, B & S, e/s
Engine, 15HP, Kawasaki, e/s
Engine, 17HP, Kawasaki, e/s
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"- 18 x 1-1/2", GR 5
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"- 18 x 3", GR 5
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"- 18 x 1-3/4", GR 5
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"- 18
Nut, 5/16"- 18
Washer, Lock, 5/16" External Tooth
Spacer, .327" ID x .50" OD x 1.5" L
Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Idler Arm, Traction Drive
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"- 16
Washer, Flat, 3/8” (USS)
Bushing, .390" ID x .62" OD x 1.585" L
Bolt, HCS, 3/8"- 16 x 2-1/2", GR 5
Pulley, Flat, Idler, 3.0" OD
Bolt, HCS, 3/8"- 16 x 2-1/4", GR 5
Eyebolt, 10 - 24 x 1/2"
Nut, Nylon Lock, 10 - 24
Spring, Extension, .438" OD x 2.5" FL
Pulley, Drive, 2-3/4" Dia., 1" Bore
Key, 1/4" Square x 2-1/4" L
Clutch, Electric, 75 Ft.-Lbs., 3.86 Amp
Bolt, HCS, 7/16"- 20 x 2-1/2", GR 5
Washer, Lock, 7/16" Split
Washer, Flat, .469" ID x 1.62" OD
Guide, Belt, Engine Pulley
Bolt, HCS, 1/4"- 20 x 3/4"
Washer, Lock, 1/4" External Tooth
Washer, Flat, 1/4" USS
Belt, A31K, 1/2" x 33"
Pulley, V-Belt, 7" OD, 5/8" Bore
Ring, Retaining, 5/8", Type SH
Bolt, 1/4"- 20 x 1-1/2"
Spacer, 1/4" ID, 3/8" OD, 1.0" L
Washer, Flat, 10 - 24 USS
Wire Harness, Kawasaki, E/S
Wire Harness, B & S, E/S
Cable, Ground, 16"
Nut, Nylon Lock, 1/4"- 20
Transmission, 4FWD, 1REV, w/Brake
DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Ref#
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
Part#
123211
151001
150771
160331
123361
181131
110701
111491
150171
111731
112431
151941
150101
164781
164771
150481
126861
164801
150181
187551
150411
114701
150291
150531
150241
151381
151151
150461
Description
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"- 18 x 3/4", GR 5
Arm, Transmission Shift
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"- 24
Tie Rod, 7.47" L, Rod & Ball Ends
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"- 18 x 1-1/4", GR 5
Cable, Transmission, Brake
Nut, 1/4"- 20
Bolt, HCS, 1/4"- 20 x 1", GR 5
Support, Chain Idler
Screw, 5/16"- 18 x 1/2", Tri-Lobe
Washer, Lock, 5/16", Split
Bracket, Clutch, Cable Guide
Bushing, .328" ID, .500" OD, 2.32" L
Idler Arm, Inner, Chain Adjust
Idler Arm, Outer, Chain Adjust
Pulley, Flat Idler, 1.88" OD, .375" Bore
Bolt, HCS, 3/8" - 16 x 2", GR 5
Spring, Extension, .750" OD x 3" FL
Guard, Chain
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"- 18, Lo-Profile
Mount, Fuel Tank
Bolt, HCS, 1/4"- 20 x 1/2"
Fuel Tank Assembly, 2.5 Gallons
Strap, 2.5 Gallon Fuel Tank
Debris Guard
Washer, 1.375" ID, 2.00" OD x .25"
Washer, 1.38" ID, 2.00" OD, for Pin
Pin, Detent, 1/4" x 2"
Not Illustrated:
Ref# Part#
123451
100661
130381
130401
140021
100941
138741
Description
Hose, Fuel, 1/4" ID
Clamp, Fuel Line
Elbow, Oil Drain, B & S only
Nipple, Oil Drain, B & S only
Tubing, Oil Drain, Kawasaki only
Fuel Filter, B & S
Fuel Filter, Kawasaki
Schematic - Frame and Drive Assembly
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Parts List - Brush Deck Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through Country Home Products, Inc.
Ref# Part#
01 164561
160621
02 150911
03 150721
04 160091
05 187351
06 151141
07 100481
160891
08 101771
09 160071
10 164451
11 150681
12 150641
13 110751
14 111521
15 160511
160611
16 123211
17 110761
18 145291
19 150831
20 150691
21 112391
22 151271
23 150941
24 150701
25 150711
26 164401
27 165231
28 112411
29 157271
30 143661
31 101891
32 164371
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Description
Brush Deck, 26
Brush Deck, 30"
Spindle Housing, Brush Deck
Bushing, 1.38" ID x 1.63" OD x 1.5"
Shaft, Spindle, w/Bearing
Bearing, Ball 2 Seals
Hub, Spindle, Brush Deck
Blade, 26" Air Tip
Blade, 30” Air Tip
Washer, .640" ID x 2.5" OD x .38", Blade
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/8"- 18
Pulley, V-Belt, 8.5" OD
Belt, B63K, 5/8" x 66"
Anti-Wrap Guard, 4 Hole Mount
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"- 16
Bolt, HCS, 3/8"- 16 x 1", GR 5
Baffle, 26"
Baffle, 30"
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"- 18 x 3/4", GR 5
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"- 18
Bolt, Carriage, 5/16"- 18 x 3/4"
Idler Arm, Brush Deck
Bolt, HCS, 3/8"- 16 x 2-1/2", GR 5
Washer, Flat, 3/8" USS
Pulley, Flat Idler, 4", 3/8" Bore
Spring, Extension, 3/4" OD x 5.0" L
Bolt, HCS, 3/8"- 16 x 3-3/4", GR 5
Bushing, Idler, .386" ID x .625" OD x 2.78"
Lever, Belt Tension Release
Bracket, Belt Tension Lever
Washer, Flat, 5/16" USS
Cover, Deck Drive Belt w/Label
Knob, 5/16"- 18 Hole
Zerk, Grease Fitting, 1/4"- 28, Straight
Label, Belt Routing (not shown)
DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
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Parts List - Differential and Wheel Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through Country Home Products, Inc.
Ref# Part#
01 192301
02 150621
151721
192891
209371
03 150441
04 150191
05 151971
06 123211
07 111581
08 110761
09 190601
10 190591
11 190581
12 187571
13 112431
14 192331
15 187551
16 143991
17 192321
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Description
Differential, Lock In/Out
Wheel & Tire, 18" x 6.50"- 8", Terrain, 5 Lug
Wheel & Tire, 18" x 6.50"- 8", Turf, 5 Lug
Wheel, Grey, 5 Lug
Wheel Stud, 1/2"- 13
Nut, Lug, 1/2"- 13
Chain, #40, 88 Pitches with Master Link
Split Collar, 1.00" ID x 1.75" OD, Clamp-On w/Set Screws
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"- 18 x 3/4", GR 5
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"- 18 x 1", GR 2
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"- 18
Support Assembly, Pivot, Lock In/Out
Bracket, Cam Pivot, Lock In/Out
Cam, Lock In/Out Differential
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"- 18 x 3-3/4"
Washer, Lock, 5/16", Split
Bolt, HCS, 5/16"- 18 x 1-1/2", GR 2, Full Thread
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"- 18, Lo-Profile
Spring, Extension, 1/2" OD x 1-1/2" FL
Screw, Shoulder, 1/4"- 20, Lock, .312" Body
DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Schematic - Differential and Wheel Assembly
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NOTES:
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DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
1-Year Limited Warranty
Terms and Conditions
The DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is warranted for one (1) year against defects in materials or workmanship when
put to ordinary and normal consumer use; ninety (90) days for any other use. The engine manufacturer warrants the
engine separately.
For the purposes of all the above warranties, “ordinary and normal consumer use” refers to non-commercial residential
use and does not include misuse, accidents or damage due to inadequate maintenance.
Country Home Products, Inc. (home of DR® Power Equipment) certifies that the DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is fit
for ordinary purposes for which a product of this type is used. Country Home Products, Inc. however, limits the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness in duration to a period of one (1) year in consumer use, ninety (90) days for
any other use.
The 1-Year Limited Warranty on the DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER starts on the date the machine ships from our
factory. The 1-Year Limited Warranty is applicable only to the original owner.
The warranty holder is responsible for the performance of the required maintenance as defined by the manufacturer's owner's
manuals. The warranty holder is responsible for replacement of normally wearing parts such as the drive belts, bearings,
debris shield, blade, tires, battery, and spark plug(s). Attachments and accessories to the machine are not covered by this
warranty.
During the warranty period, the warranty holder is responsible for the machine transportation charges, if required. During the
warranty period, warranty parts will be shipped by standard method at no charge to the warranty holder. Expedited shipping of
warranty parts is the responsibility of the warranty holder.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON THE LENGTH OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Country Home Products, Inc. shall not be liable under any circumstances for any incidental or consequential damages
or expenses of any kind, including, but not limited to, cost of equipment rentals, loss of profit, or cost of hiring services
to perform tasks normally performed by the DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Customer Service Hotline
Country Home Products, Inc.’s objective is to have 100% satisfied customers. For that reason, we operate a 6-day-aweek Technical Service Department for our Owners. You can access a Representative by dialing our TOLL-FREE Hotline
at 1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637). The sole job of our well-trained and friendly folks is to ensure that you get any help
you need in a timely fashion. They are there to answer all your questions including: (1) inquiries on any of the above
warranties, (2) inquiries about replacement parts, or (3) your questions regarding service, maintenance and operation.
Warranty
Our Customer Service Representatives will also be happy to answer any of your questions regarding the separate
warranties on all engines. However, to obtain service, repair or replacement of any engine within the time period
covered by the manufacturer’s limited warranty, follow the instructions and warranty information specifically pertaining
to
those items
provided
by their separate
manufacturers.
COUNTRY
HOME
PRODUCTS,
Inc.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM
M
E I TO
GS
ROAD, P.O. BOX 25, VERGENNES, VERMONT 05491
STATE
STATE.
1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) • www.dr-owner.com
©2002 CHP, Inc. 151751
Daily Checklist for the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
To help maintain your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER for optimum performance, we recommend you
follow this checklist each time you use your machine.
[ ] OIL: With the machine on a level surface, check the engine oil level with the dipstick and add more
if necessary (only add oil to the level indicated on the dipstick - DO NOT OVERFILL). Use
SAE 30 high detergent motor oil.
[ ] GAS: Fill the gas tank with clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline. Make sure the gas valve on the bottom
of the tank is open, if your model is equipped with one. Always close the gas valve when
storing your machine.
[ ] ENGINE AIR COOLING SYSTEM: It is very important to keep the engine clean of debris. Remove
grass and other built-up materials from the air intake screen
before, during and after you mow. Regularly remove debris
from the blower housing and cooling fins. A dirty engine retains
heat and can cause damage to the internal engine parts.
[ ] BELTS: Check the belts for wear, proper alignment and tension.
[ ] BLADE: Check the blade for tightness, nicks and wear. Remove any wrapped weeds and grass from
the blade bearing housing to prevent buildup.
[ ] GENERAL CONDITION: Check the general condition of the machine, e.g.; nuts, bolts, welds etc.
COUNTRY HOME PRODUCTS, Inc.
MEIGS ROAD, P.O. BOX 25, VERGENNES, VERMONT 05491
1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) • www.dr-owner.com
©2005 CHP, Inc. 193101