RHINO 160 Operator`s manual

SE6
ROTARY MOWER
Published 05/05
Effective Serial No. SE6-33916 through Current
Part NO. 00768614C
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. C01Cover
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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 to 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
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.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION ......................................................................................... 1-1
General Safety Instructions and Practices ......................................................................................................... 1-2
Operator Safety Instructions and Practices ....................................................................................................... 1-3
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................................................... 1-5
Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................... 1-11
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices ............................................................................................... 1-12
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices ........................................................................... 1-14
Storage and Parking Safety Instructions and Practices ................................................................................... 1-16
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................................................................. 1-16
Decal Location ................................................................................................................................................. 1-17
Decal Description ............................................................................................................................................. 1-21
Federal Laws and Regulations ........................................................................................................................ 1-26
INTRODUCTION SECTION ............................................................................ 2-1
Attention Owner/Operator .................................................................................................................................. 2-4
ASSEMBLY SECTION.................................................................................... 3-1
DEALER SETUP INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................................... 3-2
SHIELD ASSEMBLY (Figure AsmP-R-0016) ..................................................................................................... 3-2
A-FRAME INSTALLATION (FIGURE Asm-R-0075). ......................................................................................... 3-3
TAIL WHEEL INSTALLATION (FIGURE Asm-R-0076). .................................................................................... 3-4
TONGUE ASSEMBLY PULL-TYPE MOWER (FIGURE Asm-R-0077) ............................................................ 3-5
TAILWHEEL- ASSEMBLY PULL-TYPE MOWER (FIGURE Asm-R-0078) ....................................................... 3-6
SHEAR BOLT or SLIP CLUTCH DRIVELINE INSTALLATION ........................................................................ 3-7
Front and Rear Deflectors (Standard Equipment) ............................................................................................ 3-8
CHAIN GUARDS (Optional Equipment at extra cost) (Figures Asm-R-0081 & Asm-R-0082) .......................... 3-9
CHECK CHAINS (Extra Equipment) - FIGURE Asm-R-0083 .......................................................................... 3-10
OFFSET ADAPTER HITCH (EXTRA EQUIPMENT) (Figure Asm-R-0084) ................................................... 3-11
OPERATION SECTION .................................................................................. 4-1
Standard Equipment and Specifications ............................................................................................................ 4-3
OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................................................... 4-4
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................................ 4-5
ROPS and SEAT BELT ..................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor Safety Devices ....................................................................................................................................... 4-6
Tractor Horsepower ........................................................................................................................................... 4-6
3-Point Hitch ...................................................................................................................................................... 4-6
Front End Weight ............................................................................................................................................... 4-7
Drawbar-Pull Type Mower ................................................................................................................................. 4-7
Power Take Off (PTO) ....................................................................................................................................... 4-8
GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR ......................................................................................................... 4-8
Boarding the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-9
Dismounting the Tractor ..................................................................................................................................... 4-9
STARTING THE TRACTOR ............................................................................................................................ 4-10
CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR ......................................................................................... 4-10
Connecting the Mower-Lift Type ...................................................................................................................... 4-11
Connecting the Mower-Pull Type ..................................................................................................................... 4-12
Safety Chains ................................................................................................................................................... 4-12
SETTING THE MOWER .................................................................................................................................. 4-13
Setting Mower Height- Lift Type ....................................................................................................................... 4-13
Setting Mowing Height-Lift Type ...................................................................................................................... 4-14
Setting Deck Pitch ............................................................................................................................................ 4-15
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT ............................................................................................................................ 4-15
Driveline Length Check .................................................................................................................................... 4-16
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE ........................................................................................... 4-17
Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................ 4-18
Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................ 4-18
Cutting Component Inspection ......................................................................................................................... 4-22
DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................................. 4-23
Starting the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-24
Brake and Differential Lock Setting .................................................................................................................. 4-24
Raising the Mower ........................................................................................................................................... 4-25
Driving the Tractor and Mower ......................................................................................................................... 4-25
Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines ............................................................................................................... 4-26
OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ........................................................................................... 4-27
Foreign Debris Hazards ................................................................................................................................... 4-28
Bystanders/Passersby Precautions ................................................................................................................. 4-28
Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO) ............................................................................................................... 4-29
PTO RPM and Ground Speed ......................................................................................................................... 4-30
Operating the Mower ....................................................................................................................................... 4-30
Shutting Down the Implement .......................................................................................................................... 4-33
DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR ............................................................................. 4-34
MOWER STORAGE ........................................................................................................................................ 4-36
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................... 4-36
Transporting on Public Roadways ................................................................................................................... 4-37
Hauling the Tractor and Implement .................................................................................................................. 4-39
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ........................................................................................................................ 4-41
MAINTENANCE SECTION ............................................................................. 5-1
Lubrication ......................................................................................................................................................... 5-2
GEARBOX ......................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
DRIVELINE LUBRICATION ............................................................................................................................... 5-4
BLADE SERVICING .......................................................................................................................................... 5-5
BLADE SHARPENING ...................................................................................................................................... 5-6
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ................................................................................................. 5-6
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL ........................................................................................................................... 5-7
BLADE CARRIER INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................... 5-7
BLADE REMOVAL ............................................................................................................................................. 5-7
SLIP CLUTCH .................................................................................................................................................... 5-8
SEASONAL CLUTCH MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................................. 5-9
MOWER STORAGE ....................................................................................................................................... 5-10
TORQUE CHART ............................................................................................................................................ 5-10
GEARBOX SERVICING .................................................................................................................................. 5-11
GEARBOX DISASSEMBLY (Figure Mnt-R-0083) ........................................................................................... 5-12
INPUT SHAFT DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY (Figure Mnt-R-0084) ......................................................... 5-13
GEARBOX INPUT SHAFT REAR BEARING ................................................................................................... 5-15
SAFETY SECTION
Safety Section 1-1
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SAFETY
General Safety Instructions and Practices
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.
The lowest level of Safety Message; warns of possible injury. Decals located on the Equipment
with this Signal Word are Black and Yellow
Serious injury or possible death! Decals are Black and Orange.
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)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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SAFETY
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit
chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive
harm. (SG-30)
Operator Safety Instructions and Practices
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)
Never crawl under a raised Implement supported solely by the Tractor 3-Point hitch. Release of
the control lever or mechanical failure will result in the Implement falling and possible injury or
death. Always securely block up the Implement before crawling underneath to perform repairs
and service. (S3PT-19)
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)
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)
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE PERMANENT
HEARING LOSS! Tractors with or without an Implement attached can often be
noisy enough to cause permanent hearing loss. We recommend that you
always wear hearing protection if the noise in the Operator’s position exceeds
80db. Noise over 85db over an extended period of time will cause severe
hearing loss. Noise over 90db adjacent to the Operator over an extended
period of time will cause permanent or total hearing loss. NOTE: Hearing loss
from loud noise [from tractors, chain saws, radios, and other such sources close
to the ear] is cumulative over a lifetime without hope of natural recovery. (SG-I7)
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SAFETY
“Wait a minute...Save a life!”
SAFETY
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturers instructions when
handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other chemical agent. (SG-22)
SAFETY
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement and
possible serious injury or death. (SG-24)
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)
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)
Prolonged operation may cause operator boredom and fatigue affecting safe operation. Take
scheduled work breaks to help prevent these potentially impaired operating conditions. Never
operate the Implement and Tractor in a fatigued or bored mental state which impairs proper and
safe operation. (SG-32)
Use extreme caution when getting onto the Implement to perform repairs, maintenance and when
removing accumulated material. Only stand on solid flat surfaces to ensure good footing. Use a
ladder or raised stand to access high spots which cannot be reached from gound level. Slipping
and falling can cause serious injury or death. (SG-33)
Avoid contact with hot surfaces including hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and hose
connections. Relieve hydraulic pressure before performing maintenance or repairs. Use gloves
and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface or fluid can cause
serious injury from burns or scalding. (SG-34)
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SAFETY
DO NOT operate this Implement on a Tractor that is not properly maintained. Should a
mechanical or Tractor control failure occur while operating, immediately shut down the Tractor and
perform repairs before resuming operation. Serious injury and possible death could occur from
not maintaining this Implement and Tractor in good operating condition. (SG-36)
Avoid contact with hot surfaces of the engine or muffler. Use gloves and eye protection when
servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface or fluid can cause serious injury from burns
or scalding. (SG-38)
Always keep a careful lookout and use extreme care when working around utility and municipal
obstructions. Never allow the Mower to contact any utility, municipal, or other type structure.
Clearly mark all mowing obstructions and consult local utility providers for a safe code of
operation. (SPU-5)
Do not operate the implement while wearing loose fitting clothing. Entanglement of the clothing
with the rotating elements can result in serious injury or even death.
Stay clear of all rotating
elements at all times. (SSP-3)
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices
Never leave the Tractor and Implement 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 AFrame. Lower the implement carefully to the ground. Do not put hands or feet under lifted
components. (S3PT-1)
Use extreme care when lowering or unfolding the implement’s wings. Make sure no bystanders
are close by or underneath the wings. Allow ample clearance around the implement when folding
or unfolding the wings. Use extreme caution around buildings or overhead power lines. (S3PT-5)
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SAFETY
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)
SAFETY
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)
SAFETY
Be sure you have adequate knowledge of the property you will be working on. Take time to make
yourself aware of any area underground lines or cables. Contact with buried lines or cable could
result in serious injury or death. (SBH-6)
Do not operate Mower if excessive vibration exists.
Shut down PTO and the Tractor engine.
Inspect the Mower to determine the source of the vibration.
If Mower blades are missing or
damaged replace them immediately.
Do not operate the mower until the blades have been
replaced and the Mower operates smoothly. Operating the Mower with excessive vibration can
result in component failure and 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 Mower to
be operated with blades missing. (SFL-4)
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-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)
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)
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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SAFETY
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and responsible
can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they have read and
understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in safe operation of the
tractor and Implement, and are physically large enough to reach and operate
the controls easily. (SG-11)
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)
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil and fuel are
expensive and their presence could present a hazard. Do not check for leaks
with your hand! High-pressure oil streams from breaks in the line could
penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage including gangrene. To check for a
hose leak, SHUT the tractor ENGINE OFF and remove all hydraulic pressure.
Wear oil impenetrable gloves, safety glasses and use Cardboard to check for
evidence of oil leaks. If you suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it
tested at a Dealer. If oil does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated
immediately by a physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure. (SG-15)
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The exhaust
fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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)
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)
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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)
SAFETY
In case of mechincal difficulty during operation, place the transmission in the park position, set
the parking brake, shut down all power, including the PTO and the engine and remove the key.
Wait until all rotating motion has stop before dismounting. (SG-39)
SAFETY
Do Not operate this equipment in areas where insects such as bees may attack you and/or cause
you to lose control of the equipment. If you must enter in such areas, use a tractor with an
enclosed Cab and close the windows to prevent insects from entering. If a tractor cab is not
available, wear suitable clothing including head, face, and hand protection to shield you from the
insects. Attacking insects can cause you to lose control of the tractor, which can result in serious
injury or death to you or bystanders. Never dismount a movingtractor. (SG-40)
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 these type of items discontinue mowing. (SGM-1)
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)
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)
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SAFETY
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)
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)
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows
closed. (SGM-11)
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 accesible 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)
The Mower is designed for certain mowing applications and is rated to cut up to a specific size
vegetation (see Mower Standard Equipment and Specifications). DO NOT use this mower to cut
vegetation above the Mower’s rated capacity or to cut any type of non-vegetative material. Only
operate this Mower on a properly sized and equipped Tractor. Operating this Mower in an
application for which it is not designed and/or operating the Mower with the wrong size Tractor can
cause Mower component damage and equipment failure resulting in possible serious injury or
death. (SGM-14)
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SAFETY
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)
SAFETY
Do not operator or pull the mower into standing water. When uplift or fan type mower blades
contact water they can be severely deflected downward causing possible failure of blade
resulting in serious boldly injury to the operator or bystanders.
(SGM-15)
SAFETY
Use extreme caution when raising the Mower above ground level. Stop the Blades from
turning when the Mower is raised and passersby are within 100 yards. Raising the Mower
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard and can cause serious
injury by objects thrown from the Blades or by contact with the Blades. (SPU-1)
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 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)
Do Not attempt to raise or lower the implement wing unless the Implement tongue is securely attached to
the Tractor drawbar. The Implement could tip over and cause equipment damage and possible serious
injury or death. Raise or Lower the mower wing only while seated in the Tractor operator’s seat with the
seat belt securely fastened. (SRM-2)
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SAFETY
Do not turn so sharp or lift mower so high to produce a severe "knocking" of the Driveline which
will cause accelerated wear and breakage of drive train components and could result in possible
injury from the separated Driveline sections. (SRM-4)
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 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)
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the parking
brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement and Tractor
hitches. (S3PT-15)
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Implement input 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 disengaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor PTO and the Mower
driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation. (S3PT-16)
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. A driveline not attached correctly to the Tractor
PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the Implement. (S3PT-17)
Before operating the Implement, check to make sure the Implement input 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. A broken drive line can cause personal
injury. (S3PT-18)
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SAFETY
Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and Practices
SAFETY
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices
SAFETY
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 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
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)
Allow sufficient clearance for the Implement to swing outward while turning. Implements carried
behind the Tractor will swing outside the tire path when making turns. Contacting a solid object
while turning will cause equipment damage and possible injury. (S3PT-20)
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)
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SAFETY
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:
•
•
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)
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement using the tractor. Turn curves or go up or
down hills only at a low speed and at a gradual steering angle. Make certain that at least 20% of
the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels to maintain safe steerage. Slow down on rough or
uneven surfaces. (STI-1)
Only tow the Implement behind a properly sized and equipped Tractor which
exceeds the weight of the Implement by at least 20%. DO NOT tow the
Implement behind a truck or other type of vehicle. Never tow the Implement
and another Implement connected in tandem. Never tow the Implement at
speeds over 20 MPH. (STI-6)
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SAFETY
•
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.
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.
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds that you have
determined are safe and which allow you to properly control the
equipment.
SAFETY
Your driving vision may be reduced or impaired by the tractor, cab, or implement. Before driving
on public roadways identify any limited vision areas, and make adjustments to your operating
position, mirrors, and the implement transport position so that you can clearly see the area where
you will be traveling, and any traffic that may approach you. Failure to maintain adequate vision of
the public roadway and traffic can result in serious injury or even death. (STI-10)
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices
SAFETY
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)
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)
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on the
Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and running.
Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause immediate
entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
Never interfere with factory-set hydraulic calibrations. Any change in calibration could cause a
failure of the equipment and may result in injury. (SBH-13)
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)
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)
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)
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SAFETY
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)
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)
SAFETY
Do Not fill gasoline tank while engine is running. Refuel only after engine has cooled down. If
gasoline is spilled, move machine away from the area of the spill and avoid creating any source of
ignition until the gasoline has evaporated. (SG-28)
Perform service, repairs and lubrication according to the maintenance section. Ensure the unit is
properly lubricated as specified in the lubrication schedule and all bolts and nuts are properly
torqued. Failure to properly service, repair and maintain this Implement in good operating
condition could cause component failure and possible serious injury or even death. (SG-35)
Use caution and wear protective gloves when handling sharp objects such as blades, knives, and
other cutting edges. Be alert to worn component surfaces which have sharp edges. Sharp
surfaces can inflict severe laceration injuries if proper hand protection is not worn. (SG-37)
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)
Replace bent or broken blade with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STRAIGHTEN OR WELD
ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY CRACK OR OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE
WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN BLADES.
(SGM-10)
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SAFETY
PARTS INFORMATION
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 Rhino
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 Rhino
mower parts for economy and safety. (SPRM-1)
SEE YOUR RHINO DEALER
SAFETY
Be sure you have adequate knowledge of the property you will be working on. Take time to make
yourself aware of any area underground lines or cables. Contact with buried lines or cable could
result in serious injury or death. (STL-1)
In wet conditions where there is a likelihood of material collecting on the Implement, make certain
that this material is removed before travelling on public roadways. (STL-7)
Storage and Parking Safety Instructions and Practices
To prevent tipping of Implement when stored in folded position, use carrying wheels or adequate
stands on center frame. (S3PT-6)
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices
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
Decal Location
3 POINT LIFT MOWER
SAFETY
NOTE: Rhino supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may occur while in
shipping, use, or reconditioning. Rhino cares about the safety of its customers, operators, and bystanders, and will
replace the safety decals on this product in the field, free of charge (Some shipping and handling charges may apply).
Contact your Rhino dealer to order replacement decals.
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SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
00773723
00769736
00725746
00760657
00763977
00756494
00769737
00749117
D302
00763613
D103
D303
0901000010
2738332
00756004
00756005
NFS
00776031
00768614C
10058000
00017000
00024100
02959924
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
2
2
((1))
((1))
1
1
1
3
3
6
3
PELIGRO
WARNING
PELIGRO
IMPORTANT
INSTRUCT
DANGER
DANGER
DANGER
LOGO
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
NAME
NAME
REFLECT
DANGER
DANGER
SRL PLT
Rotating Driveline Translation
Use/Repair Shields & Guards
Get Safety Translated
Genuine Parts, Rhino Rotary
Notice to Owner
Driveline Hazards
Blades-Thrown Objects
Multiple Hazard
Rhino Logo
Slip Clutch Adjustment
540 RPM
Rhino Name
SE5 Name Decal
Red Reflector
Driveline Shield Missing
Rotating Driveline
Serial Plate
Canister, Operators Manual
Operator’s Manual
Bolt
Lockwasher
Flatwasher
Locknut
(( )) Installed by D/L Manufacturer
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SAFETY
PULL TYPE MOWER
SAFETY
NOTE: Rhino supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may occur while in
shipping, use, or reconditioning. Rhino cares about the safety of its customers, operators, and bystanders, and will replace
the safety decals on this product in the field, free of charge (Some shipping and handling charges may apply). Contact your
Rhino dealer to order replacement decals.
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SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
8a.
9.
10.
11.
11a.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
PART NO.
00773723
00769736
00725746
00760657
00763977
00756494
00769737
00749117
00756059
D302
00763613
D103
D102
D303
0901000010
2738332
00756004
00756005
NFS
00776031
00768614C
10058000
00017000
00024100
02959924
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
2
2
((1))
((1))
1
1
1
3
3
6
3
TYPE
PELIGRO
WARNING
PELIGRO
IMPORTANT
INSTRUCT
DANGER
DANGER
DANGER
WARNING
LOGO
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
NAME
NAME
REFLECT
DANGER
DANGER
SRL PLT
(( )) Installed by D/L Manufacturer
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DESCRIPTION
Rotating Driveline Translation
Use/Repair Shields & Guards
Get Safety Translated
Genuine Parts, Rhino Rotary
Notice to Owner
Driveline Hazards
Blades-Thrown Objects
Multiple Hazard
Hydraulic Oil Leak
Rhino Logo
Slip Clutch Adjustment
540 RPM
PTO Shaft
Rhino Name
SE5 Name Decal
Red Reflector
Driveline Shield Missing
Rotating Driveline
Serial Plate
Canister, Operators Manual
Operator’s Manual
Bolt
Lockwasher
Flatwasher
Locknut
SAFETY
Decal Description
PELIGRO! Spanish Translation for Driveline Safety
DANGER! Maintain shields and deflectors in good
condition. Failure to do so may lead to injury or
even death.
P/N 00769736
Peligro Translation, If you do not know how to read
English, please find someone who knows how to
read English.
P/N 00725746
For safety and to guarantee optimum product
reliability always use genuine RHINO replacement
parts.
P/N 00760657
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SAFETY
P/N 00773723
SAFETY
SAFETY
Operator's Manual (with repair parts) and warranty
was attached to this implement during final
inspection.
P/N 00763977
DANGER! Make certain that drivelines are correct
length and are securely attached.
P/N 00756494
DANGER! Keep Away Thrown Objects.
P/N 00769737
DANGER! Multi-Hazard Decal
(Refer To Front Cover)
P/N 00749117
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SAFETY
WARNING! Never use your hand to check for oil
leaks. Always use paper or cardboard.
P/N 00756059
SAFETY
Logo Product Name: Rhino
P/N D302
Attention! Do not operate until all slip clutches are
properly adjust and are not frozen.
P/N 00763613
WARNING! Avoid Bodily Injury, Use 540RPM PTO
Speed Only.
P/N D103
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SAFETY
SAFETY
IMPORTANT! Required For
Suggested for standard shaft.
Jackshaft
Unit.
P/N D102
Logo Product Name: Rhino
P/N D303
SE6 Logo
P/N 0901000010
Red Reflectors
P/N 2738332
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SAFETY
DANGER! Guard Missing Do Not Operate.
DANGER! Rotating Driveline Keep Away, Contact
can cause death.
P/N 00756005
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SAFETY
P/N 00756004
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.
Employer-Employee Operator Regulations
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
This Act Seeks:
SAFETY
“...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.
7.
Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
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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INTRODUCTION SECTION
Introduction Section 2-1
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INTRODUCTION
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.
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize, instruct, and train. 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.
The lowest level of Safety Message; warns of possible minor injury. Decals located on the Cutter
with this Signal Word are Black and Yellow.
Serious injury or possible death! Decals are Black and Orange.
Imminent death/critical injury. Decals are Red and White.
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 Rubber Deflectors 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.
At least 20% or 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.
The front, rear, left, and right are determined by the normal direction of travel, the same as driving an
automobile.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Your RHINO SE6 mower is designed for light-duty cutting such as pasture mowing, weed and grass control,
and cutting brush up to 1" in diameter. With a reasonable amount of preventive maintenance, your Mower will
provide years of dependable service.
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INTRODUCTION
Attention Owner/Operator
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
INTRODUCTION
1. Carefully read the Operator’s Manual, completely understand the Safety Messages and instructions, and
know how to operate correctly both the tractor and implement.
2. Fill out the Warranty Card in full. Be sure to answer all questions, including the Serial Number of the
implement. 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 implement.
3. Record the Blade 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 implement..
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ASSEMBLY SECTION
Assembly Section 3-1
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ASSEMBLY
DEALER SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
Set up mower as received from factory with these instructions.
This mower is shipped partially assembled. Assembly will be easier if components are aligned and loosely
assembled before tightening hardware. Refer to bolt torque chart in Maintenance Section. All bolts are Grade
5 unless otherwise specified.
ASSEMBLY
1. Position on flat surface.
2. Apply light oil to gear box input shaft.
SHIELD ASSEMBLY (Figure AsmP-R-0016)
Before installing gearbox shields, check lubricant level in gearbox. Refer to Maintenance Section - Gearbox.
Attach cotter pin and cable assembly (#5) through top shield bracket (#2) from outside in. Remove the top two
bolts (#6) on the front of the gearbox housing. Align holes in the top shield bracket (#2) and gearbox. Reinstall
the bolts & lockwasher (torque to 33 ft. lbs.) Attach cotter pin (#5) through top shield (#1) from outside in.
Attach shield (#1) to top bracket (#2) and secure with flatwasher (#3 not shown) and nut (#4).
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ASSEMBLY
A-FRAME INSTALLATION (FIGURE Asm-R-0075).
1. Attach the Right and Left Hitch Ears (1 & 2) to the Mainframe with eight M12 x 40 bolts (3), retain with
Flatwashers (5), and Nuts (6).
2. Attach the A-Frame Bars (7) to the right and left Hitch Ears (1 & 2) with two Cat. 1 Hitch Pins (8),
Flatwashers (9), and Nuts (10).
3. Attach the Lift Strap Bars (11) to the Mainframe with two M12 x 30 Bolts (12), and Nuts (13).
4. Attach the Lift Strap Bars (11) to the A-Frame Bars (7) with one Bolt (14), Top Link (15), Bushing, (16), and
Nut (17).
5. Tighten all bolts to the proper torque.
ASSEMBLY
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ASSEMBLY
TAIL WHEEL INSTALLATION (FIGURE Asm-R-0076).
1. Attach the Gauge Wheel Mount Weldment (1) to the Mainframe with four M14 x 35 Bolts (3), and Nuts (4).
2. Align Tail Wheel Beam Weldment (5) between pivot brackets located behind gearbox mount on the
Mainframe Weldment. NOTE: Long side of caster fork pivot tube is positioned up. Attach the Tail Wheel
Beam Weldment (5) to the Mainframe Weldment with one M16 x 90 Bolt (6), and Nut (7). Slide Tail Wheel
Beam Weldment (5) into Gauge Wheel Mount Weldment (1) and retain with two M12 x 80 Bolts (8), and
Nuts (9).
3. Insert the Caster Fork Weldment (10) into the Tail Wheel Beam (5) and retain with Flatwasher (11) and
Cotter Pin (12).
4. Tighten all bolts to the proper torque.
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ASSEMBLY
TONGUE ASSEMBLY PULL-TYPE MOWER (FIGURE Asm-R-0077)
To assemble the mower’s tongue, follow the procedures listed below. Note: Certain assembly steps may have
been performed by the manufacturer before delivery.
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ASSEMBLY
1. Securely block the mower 12-18” off the ground.
2. Locate the left and right hitch ear plates (1 and 2). Position ear plates on respective sides of mower deck
and align four holes of each plate with holes of mower deck frame. When correctly positioned there will be
two holes at the top of each plate positioned away from the deck center (see diagram). Secure each ear
plate to deck frame with four 12mm x 40mm bolts (15), 12 mm flat washers (14), and 12 mm locknuts (13).
3. Insert bushings (10) into holes of tongue weldment (3) connecting arms. Position connecting arms to the
outside of the ear plates aligning the plates upper holes with arm holes and bushing. NOTE: Tongue
weldment must be positioned with the offset drop downward such that the tongue is level with the deck.
Place a washer (11) against each bushing and secure tongue to plates with 7/8” x 2” bolts (12) and 7/8”
locknuts (9).
4. Place trunion (8) inside set of tongue weldment lug holes, center trunion hole between lugs and place
bushing (7) into trunion. Insert adjusting bolt (6) through bushing and trunion and screw into 3/4” nut (16)
and leveling rod nut (17). NOTE: The opposite end of the adjusting rod is attached during the Tail Wheel
Assembly. The adjustment bolt is used to set the pitch of the mower deck and the leveling rod raises or
lowers the front and rear of the mower equal amounts when the tail wheels are raised or lowered. To raise
the front of the mower deck, screw the adjustment bolt clockwise. To lower the front of the mower, screw
the adjustment bolt counterclockwise.
5. Attach jack (4) and chain (5) onto tongue weldment.
6. Tighten all bolts and nuts per recommended torque at this time.
ASSEMBLY
TAILWHEEL- ASSEMBLY PULL-TYPE MOWER (FIGURE Asm-R-0078)
ASSEMBLY
To assemble the Mower’s Tail Wheels, follow the procedures listed below. Note: Certain assembly steps may
have been performed by the manufacturer before delivery.
1. Securely block the mower 12-18” off the ground.
2. To attach the wheel and tire assemblies (1) to the axle weldment (8), center a bushing (2) on each side of
the tail wheels. Place tail wheel and bushings inside fork of axle weldment and align holes of wheel,
bushing, and fork. Insert spindle weldment (3) through fork, bushings, and wheel and secure in position
with a 1” locknut (4).
3. Place axle lug (5) between the large set of axle weldment beam lugs (lugs will have two holes). Axle lug
should be positioned with its curvature facing the direction of the tailweels. Retain the axle lug to the axle
weldment with two 1”x 2-1/2” bolts (6) and 1” locknuts (7).
4. Position axle weldment beam farthest lugs to the outside of the two farthest lugs on the mower deck. The
axle beam must be positioned with the axle lug to (5) to the top. Insert bushing ( 21) into lugs of axle and
3/4” washer (10) against bushing. Align holes of lugs and bushings and retain axle to mower deck with two
3/4” x 1-3/4” bolts (9) and 3/4” locknuts (11).
5. Place axle cylinder lugs (16) to the outside of welded lugs behind gearbox. Align holes and retain all four
pieces in position with two 5/8” x 3-1/2” bolts (17) and 5/8” locknuts (18).
6. Place bushing (20) into end hole of leveling rod (19). Position leveling rod end hole and bushing between
remaining set of lugs on axle weldment, align holes, and retain in position with a 3/4” x 1-3/4” bolt (9) and
3/4” locknut (11). Note: The opposite end of the adjustment rod is attached during Tongue Assembly.
7. Align one rachet (12) end fork to the outside of the axle lug (5) top hole and retain in place using the short
pivot pin (13) and cotter pin (14).
8. Align other rachet end fork between set up upright bolted lugs on mower deck behind gearbox. Insert long
pivot pin (15) through lugs and rachet end fork and retain in position with pins. Note: The rachet is used to
raise and lower the mower deck. A hydraulic cylinder can be installed in its position to allow for
manipulation of deck height while driving.
9. Tighten all bolts and nuts per recommended torque at this time.
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ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
SHEAR BOLT or SLIP CLUTCH DRIVELINE INSTALLATION
Attach rear driveline of U-Joint to input Shaft on gearbox, install Snap Ring in groove on Input Shaft. NOTE:
Check that Snap Ring is properly seated in groove. This Snap Ring retains Driveline when shear bolt shears.
Install Grade 2 (only) shear bolt 1/2" by 3-1/2". Use of a stronger shear bolt than Grade 2, will result in driveline
failure and will void warranty. Figure Asm-R-0072.
Attach slip clutch driveline to input shaft on gearbox with Grade 8 Bolt Figure Asm-R-0073. Refer to proper
Torque Chart in Maintenance Section of this manual.
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ASSEMBLY
Front and Rear Deflectors (Standard Equipment)
ASSEMBLY
Front and Rear rubber-fabric Deflectors are Standard Equipment and Front and Rear
Chain Guards are optional . One type of guard must be installed (and maintained in good
repair) except for agricultural purposes only 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 agricultural task.
Assy01-Shielding
Deflectors: Front and Rear Deflectors (Standard Equipment) are recommended for the average user and will
provide protection from thrown objects with proper operation under normal conditions. Deflectors must be
maintained in good repair or replaced after no more than two inches of wear off lower edge.
Front Rubber Fabric Deflectors (Standard Equipment)
Front Deflector (Figure Asm-0003)
1. Attach the Front Bracket (9) to the front of the
mower with 1/2" x 3" Bolts (8), Flatwashers (6)
and Locknuts (7).
2. Attach the Front Deflector (11) to the Bracket
with 3/8" x 1-1/2" Bolts (2), Flatwashers (3), and
Locknuts (1).
3. Attach the corner plate (10) to the side of the
deck with a 1/2” x 1-1/2” Bolt (4). and Locknut
(5).
Rear Deflector - Figure Asm-R-0080
1. Attach both Deflectors (1 & 2) to deck using 1/
2" x 1-1/4" Bolts (5) and Locknuts (6). In center
of deck use 1/2" x 4" Bolt (8) and Locknut (6)
to tie both Deflectors (1 & 2) together.
2. Secure Debris Deflector (3) to Deflector (1 & 2)
using 1/2" x 1-1/4" Bolts (5), Bar (4),
Flatwashers (7), and Locknuts (6).
3. Fasten Rear Plate (9) on both ends of Deflector
(1 & 2) using 1/2" x 1-1/4" Bolts (5) and
Locknuts (6).
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ASSEMBLY
CHAIN GUARDS (Optional Equipment at extra cost) (Figures Asm-R-0081
& Asm-R-0082)
CHAIN GUARDS: Front and Rear Chain Guards (Optional Equipment) are recommended for higher than
normal usage (100 hours or more per year) and will provide protection from thrown objects with careful
operation. Chain Guards must be maintained in good repair by replacing missing or worn sections or by being
replaced when seriously worn or damaged.
Front Chain Guards (Figure Asm-R-0081)
Rear Chain Guard - (Figure Asm-R-0082)
1. Attach both Deflectors (1 & 2) to deck using 1/
2" x 1-1/4" Bolts (4) and Locknuts (5). In center
of deck use 1/2" x 4" Bolt (7) and Locknut (5) to
tie both Deflectors (1 & 2) together. See Figure
Asm-R-0082.
2. Secure Chainguard Assembly (3) to Deflectors
(1 & 2) using 1/2" x 1-1/4" Bolts (4),
Flatwashers (6), and Locknuts (5).
3. Fasten Rear Plate (8) on both ends of
Deflectors (1 & 2) using 1/2" x 1-1/4" Bolts (4)
and Locknuts (5). Figure Asm-R-0082.
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ASSEMBLY
1.Attach Chainguard Plate (1) to deck using 5/8" x 1
3/4" Bolts (4), Washers (5), and Locknut (6).
2.Insert the individual Chain Links (2) into slotted
holes in Chain Guard Plate (1) and secure in place
with Rod (3) as shown in Figure Asm-R-0081.
(Complete Chainguard Assemblies are available.
See Parts Section in this book.)
3.Attach the corner plate (7) to the side of the deck
with a 1/2" x 1-1/2" Bolt (8), and Locknut (9). See
Figure Asm-R-0081
ASSEMBLY
CHECK CHAINS (Extra Equipment) - FIGURE Asm-R-0083
Check chains are available for attachment to front of cutter as an accessory. Check chains are used to control
cut height and especially allows cutter to always be lowered to the same preset cut height.
Drill a 11/16" hole through each lifting lug 2-1/2" below the lift pins and 5/8" from the front of the lug.
ASSEMBLY
Install lower end of check chain (3) to hitch ears, through lower holes using capscrews and locknuts (5).
Tighten securely.
Install chain lugs (2) on either side of tractor top link mounting (4) using bolt or pin of required diameter and
length. Cat. I kit requires a 3/4" diameter bolt.
Cutting height is then set by placing proper chain link in keyhole slot. Cutting height is easily adjusted by
hooking chain higher or lower in the keyhole brackets (1).
NOTE: For additional safety in transport, raise mower as high as possible without allowing the driveline to
contact the deck, and shorten the chains as much as possible to prevent inadvertent falling in transport.
CHECK TO BE SURE GEARBOX IS FILLED WITH LUBRICANT TO THE TEST PLUG LEVEL.The lubricant
required is NLGI-000 EP (Rhino P/N 00769030)
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ASSEMBLY
OFFSET ADAPTER HITCH (EXTRA EQUIPMENT) (Figure Asm-R-0084)
Fasten the Offset Adapter Tube to the three-Point Lift Lugs using the hitch Pin Holes. Fasten the Adjustable
Leg to the right Lug to offset the Mower to the right. Fasten the Adjustable Leg to the left Lug to offset the
Mower to the Left. The Mower will cut cleaner behind the wheel tracks if it is offset to the left.
Install the Adapter Brace Bar to one gearbox mounting bolt. Fasten the Chain End to the Mainframe (hole in
left Stiffener). Adjust the Brace Bar so the Adapter is in a near perpendicular position.
Attach the Mower to the tractor. Attach Stabilizer Bars to prevent side sway of Mower.
Raise the mower to check clearance between the Driveline and Mower Deck. Set the lift stop on the tractor to
ascertain that the Driveline does not strike the deck.
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ASSEMBLY
Stabilizer Bars or Sway Chains must be installed and adjusted tightly. Without these bars or
chains, serious damage to the Driveline can occur, and broken parts could cause bodily injury to
the operator or bystanders. Stabilizer Bars or Sway Chains are available at most tractor
dealerships.
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Operation Section 4-1
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OPERATION
OPERATION
RHINO SE6 ROTARY MOWER
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Rhino SE6 rotary 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 of a SE6 cutter. 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 SE6 mower, as detailed in
this manual, will help ensure years of safe and satisfactory use of the mower.
IMPORTANT: To avoid mower damage, retorque all bolts after the first 10 hours of operation. Retighten blade
carrier retaining nut on gearbox lower shaft to 300 ft. lbs.
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. OPS-U- 0001
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)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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OPERATION
Standard Equipment and Specifications
SE6
30-50 HP
Cutting Capacity (Max.)
1”
Cutting Height
1-7/8” Min.
Safety Deflector
Std.
Cutting Width
72”
Overall Length
107-3/4”
Weight (Approx.)
728 lbs
Hitch
CAT I (lift), Clevis (pull)
Blade Carrier
Pan
Blade Tip Speed (FPM)
14,930
Gearbox Rating:
540 RPM
65 HP*
Output Shaft Diameter
1-9/16”
Driveline Size
Cat 3
Deck Thickness
10 Ga.
Side Skirt
10 Ga. x 8”
Transport Width
78-5/8”
Jack Stand
Std. (pull)
*Ratings based on actual field performance.
The Mower is designed for certain mowing applications and is rated to cut up to a specific size
vegetation (see Mower Standard Equipment and Specifications). DO NOT use this mower to cut
vegetation above the Mower’s rated capacity or to cut any type of non-vegetative material. Only
operate this Mower on a properly sized and equipped Tractor. Operating this Mower in an
application for which it is not designed and/or operating the Mower with the wrong size Tractor can
cause Mower component damage and equipment failure resulting in possible serious injury or
death. (SGM-14)
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OPERATION
Horsepower Required
OPERATION
1. OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
OPERATION
Safe operation of the unit is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and
understands the implement and tractor Operator’s Manuals and is experienced in implement and tractor
operation and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual,
safety decals are affixed to the implement and tractor. If any part of the operation and safe use of this
equipment is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete explanation.
If the operator cannot read the manuals for themselves or does not completely understand the operation of the
equipment, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to read and explain the manuals, safety practices, and
operating instructions to the operator.
Safe operation of equipment requires that the operator wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
for the job conditions when attaching, operating, servicing, and repairing the equipment. PPE is designed to
provide operator protection and includes the following safety wear:
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Protective Eye Glasses, Goggles, or Face
Shield
Hard Hat
Steel Toe Safety Footwear
Gloves
Hearing Protections
Close Fitting Clothing
Respirator or Filter Mask (depends on mowing
conditions) OPS-U- 0002
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
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
•
•
•
ASAE approved Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or ROPS cab and seat belt.
Tractor Safety Devices ..................... Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting, PTO master shield
Tractor Horsepower:
-Minimum .................. 30 HP
-Maximum .................. 75 HP
Hitch -Lift Type Mower:
- Lifting Capacity ........ 730 lbs.
- 3-Point Hitch ............ CAT I
-Pull Type Mower
-Drawbar .................... Extended 14” from PTO shaft end with safety chain attachment point
-Hydraulics................. Optional
Front End Weight ............................. As needed to maintain 20% weight on front axle
Power Take Off................................. 540 RPM 6-spline, 1-3/6” diameter output shaft
2.1 ROPS and SEAT BELT
The tractor must be equipped with a Roll-Over-Protective-Structure (ROPS) (tractor cab or roll-bar) and seat
belt to protect the operator from falling off the tractor, especially during a roll over where the driver could be
crushed and killed. Only operate the tractor with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt fastened.
Tractor model not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed by an
authorized dealer. OPS-U- 0003
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-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)
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OPERATION
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OPERATION
2.2 Tractor Safety Devices
OPERATION
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. OPS-U- 0004
2.3 Tractor Horsepower
The power required to operate a mower is determined by the tractor PTO horsepower. For most mowing
conditions, the SE5 mower requires a tractor with at least 20 HP. Operating the mower with a tractor that does
not have adequate power may damage the tractor engine. Exceeding 50 HP may cause mower damage by
overpowering the unit in heavy cutting conditions.
2.4 3-Point Hitch
The tractor 3-point hitch must be rated to lift at least
730 lbs.
The SE6 mower is designed to be mounted on a
tractor with a CAT I 3-point 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 nonconforming hitches.
Depending on the hitch category, certain size pins
are used to attach the mower to the tractor. CAT I
hitches require 7/8” lower and 3/4” upper diameter
hitch pins.
CAT I Implement / Hitch Specification
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”
Lynch pin diameter ................................. 15/32”
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OPERATION
2.5 Front End Weight
A minimum of 20% total tractor weight must be maintained on the tractor front end at all times. Front end
weight is critical to maintain steering control and to prevent the tractor from rearing up while driving. If the
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. OPS-U- 0005
2.6 Drawbar-Pull Type Mower
If attaching the mower tongue clevis to a 3-point hitch drawbar supported by the lower lift arms, the attaching
point must be extended past the main bar to allow for turning without binding the clevis and bar. Lift arm
stabilizers must be used with this type of drawbar to prevent the mower from swaying from side to side.
OPS-R- 0061
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OPERATION
For equipment operating at 540 RPM, the tractor
drawbar must be positioned at a 14” distance from the
hitch point to the PTO shaft end for proper operation
and minimal wear to the driveline.
OPERATION
2.7 Power Take Off (PTO)
OPERATION
Depending on the unit, the mower is designed to operate at a PTO speed of 540 or 1000 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 6-spline shaft and those operating at 1000 RPM will have a 21-spline
shaft. Note: The mower will not operate on tractors equipped with a 1000 RPM 20-spline, 1-3/4” shaft. Refer
to the tractor owner’s manual for instructions to change PTO speeds on models that operate at more than one
speed.
If operating an older model tractor where the tractor’s transmission and PTO utilize one master clutch, an
over-running 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. OPS-U- 0006
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)
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Implement input 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 disengaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor PTO and the Mower
driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation. (S3PT-16)
3. GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR
Before getting onto the tractor, the operator must read and completely understand the implement and tractor
operator manuals. If any part of either manual is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for
a complete explanation. OPS-U- 0007
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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OPERATION
3.1 Boarding the Tractor
Use both hands and equipped handrails and steps for support when boarding the tractor. Never use control
levers for support when mounting the tractor. Seat yourself in the operator’s seat and secure the seat belt
around you.
Never allow passengers to ride on the tractor or attached equipment. Riders can easily fall off and be
seriously injured or killed from falling off and being ran over. It is the operator’s responsibility to forbid all extra
riders at all times. OPS-U- 0008
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
3.2 Dismounting the Tractor
Before dismounting, park the tractor and implement on a reasonably level surface, apply the parking brake,
idle the engine down, disengage the PTO, and lower the implement 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 parts have come to a complete stop.
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. OPS-U- 0009
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OPERATION
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and responsible
can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they have read and
understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in safe operation of the
tractor and Implement, and are physically large enough to reach and operate
the controls easily. (SG-11)
OPERATION
4. STARTING THE TRACTOR
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.
OPERATION
Essential Tractor Controls:
• Locate the light control lever.
• Locate the engine shut off control.
• Locate the brake pedals and the clutch.
• Locate the PTO control.
• Locate the 3-point hitch control lever.
• Locate the hydraulic remote control levers.
Before starting the tractor ensure the following:
• Conduct all pre-start operation inspection and service according to the tractor operator’s manual.
• Make sure all guards, shields, and other safety devices are securely in place.
• The parking brake is on.
• The PTO control lever is disengaged.
• The 3-point hitch control lever is in the lowered position.
• The hydraulic remote control levers are in the neutral position.
• 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 solenoid.
After the tractor engine is running, avoid accidental contact with the tractor transmission to prevent sudden
and unexpected tractor movement. OPS-U-0028
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The exhaust
fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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)
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 from under the mower deck and clear of pinch points
between the tractor hitch arms and mower pins. OPS-R-0001
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OPERATION
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the parking
brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement and Tractor
hitches. (S3PT-15)
5.1 Connecting the Mower-Lift Type
1.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Note: Offset Adaptor Hitches are available to position the mower to the left or right. Mowers with Offset
Adaptor hitches connect to the 3-Point hitch the same way as the mower A-frame. See Offset Adaptor Hitch in
the Assembly Section for details to equip the mower with this feature.
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OPERATION
2.
Make sure the tractor is equipped with the
correct PTO shaft. Change shafts if needed..
Shorten or remove the tractor drawbar to
avoid interference when raising and lowering
the mower.
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.
Turn off the tractor engine and dismount.
One lift arm at a time, align arm end hole
between the set of A-frame lift lugs. Insert
hitch pin through the lug and arm holes and
insert retaining pin into hitch pin.
Walk around to opposite side and repeat procedure for remaining lift arm and hitch pin.
Extend or retract 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.
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.
OPERATION
5.2 Connecting the Mower-Pull Type
1.
OPERATION
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Make sure the tractor is equipped with the
correct PTO shaft and the drawbar is
extended 14” from the PTO shaft end.
Block the mower wheels in place and use the
attached parking jack to raise or lower the
tongue clevis to the height of the tractor drawbar. The parking jack can be rotated 15
degrees in each direction to obtain a near
vertical position. Note: Always place jack
foot on firm surface or place board under jack
for support.
Board the tractor and start the engine. Back
the tractor to the mower aligning the drawbar
hitch hole with the mower hitch clevis. Turn
off the engine, secure the tractor in position,
and dismount.
To attach the mower, place two 1” flatwashers
(1) positioned under top lip of tongue clevis
and to the top of drawbar. Add additional 1”
flatwashers (2) between the bottom of drawbar and bottom lip of clevis to fill open space.
Insert a 3/4” x 4-1/2” grade 5 or 8 bolt (3)
through clevis and drawbar and retain in position with a 1” locknut (4). The bolt and locknut should be tightened securely to support
the tongue properly without springing of
breaking the clevis. Never attach mower to
the tractor with a pin not having a nut.
Securely attach mower safety chain from mower tongue to tractor drawbar or drawbar support frame.
Lower the jack until the tongue is completely supported by the drawbar. Remove jack from the tongue
and place on storage bracket of mower main frame.
If using a hydraulic cylinder, connect hydraulic hose ends into tractor hydraulic ports. Pressure may
need to be relieved from the system to allow for ease of attachment.
If the mower has been attached to a 3-point hitch drawbar, adjust any tractor equipped lower link check
chains, guide blocks, or sway blocks to prevent the hitch and mower from swaying side to side. Note:
Never raise the 3-point lift with the mower attached as catastrophic driveline damage will occur.
5.3 Safety Chains
When towing implements on a public roadway, use a safety chain with tensile strength equal to or greater than
the gross weight of the unit being towed. This will control the implement in the event the hitch pin is lost during
transport.
After the ends of the safety chain are attached to the implement and the tractor, make a trial run by driving the
tractor to the right and to the left to check for proper length. If necessary readjust the chain to eliminate loose
or tight chain lengths.
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6. SETTING THE MOWER
Properly setting the cutting 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. Blades contacting the ground may
cause objects to be thrown out from under the mower deck. Always avoid operating the mower at a height
which causes the blades to contact the ground. OPS-U- 0010
6.1 Setting Mower Height- Lift Type
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7.
Park the tractor and mower on level ground.
Using the 3-point hitch control lever, position
the front of the mower with the 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.
Shut down the tractor and remove the key.
Level the mower deck front to rear by
extending or retracting the 3-point top link.
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. .
Securely block up the mower at this height.
Remove the bolts securing the tailwheel
beam in position and allow the tailwheel to
rest at ground level. Align tailwheel beam
between nearest sets of holes in beam
support brackets and reinstall support bolts
on each side of beam. Tighten all bolts and
nuts.
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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)
OPERATION
OPERATION
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 tail wheel leaves
the ground. This will allow the mower to
follow the contour of uneven terrain..
Note: Install optional check chains when there is a
problem with the hydraulic 3-Point lift maintaining a
set height or when a constant pre-adjusted cut
height is required. See Check Chains in the
Assembly Section for this accessory.
6.2 Setting Mowing Height-Lift Type
1.
2.
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4.
Park the tractor and mower on level ground.
Using the tailwheel rachet jack or hydraulic
cylinder, position the mower so the skid
shoes are 1” less off the ground than the
desired final cut height. For example, if a 3”
cut is desired, raise or lower the mower until
the skid shoes are 2” off the ground. If a
hydraulic cylinder is used, stroke control
spacers can be placed on the hydraulic shaft
to maintain a set cutting height each time the
mower is raised and lowered.
Adjust the mower leveling rod so that the
front of the mower is approximately 3/4” lower
that the rear.
If the mower is attached to a 3-point hitch
drawbar, adjust any tractor equipped lower
link check chains, guide blocks, or sway
blocks to prevent the hitch and mower from
swaying from side to side. Never raise the 3point lift with the mower attached as
catastrophic driveline damage will occur.
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6.3 Setting Deck Pitch
To facilitate safe and efficient operation, the mower
should be operated with the deck approximately
3/4” LOWER IN THE FRONT THAN THE REAR.
Setting Deck Pitch-Lift Type
1. Adjust the leveling rod linking the tongue to the
rear axle until the front of the mower is at least 3/4” lower in the front than the rear. To lower the front,
lengthen the leveling rod and to raise the front, shorten the leveling rod.
Operating the mower with the front of the deck slightly lower than the rear allows the mower to cut the grass
only once and requires less work from the tractor. In addition, a more even distribution of the clippings from
the rear of the mower will be achieved with this angle.
OPS-R-0002_D
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. OPS-R-0003_A
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. A driveline not attached correctly to the Tractor
PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the Implement. (S3PT-17)
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OPERATION
1. Lower the mower until the rear of the mower is
resting securely on its tail wheel.
2. Lower the 3-point lift arms further until the front
of the mower is at least 3/4” lower than the rear.
3. Place the tractor’s 3-point control lever stop at
this point to maintain the deck pitch.
Setting Deck Pitch-Pull Type
OPERATION
7.1 Driveline Length Check
OPERATION
Before operating the Implement, check to make sure the Implement input 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. A broken drive line can cause personal
injury. (S3PT-18)
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 9” must be maintained.
“Bottoming Out” Check Procedure
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Disconnect driveline from the tractor and slide
the profiles together until fully compressed.
Place a mark on the inner shield 1/8” from the
end of the outer shield.
Reattach the driveline to the PTO Shaft.
Lift 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 end of the outer shield tube
becomes less than 2” at any point, the driveline
must be shortened. OPS-R-0004_C
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Shorten the driveline profiles as follows:
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Engagement Check Procedure
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With the driveline attached, position the mower to the point where the telescoping driveline is at its
maximum extension. Completely shut down the tractor and secure in position.
• Mark the inner driveline 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” for a CV driveline and less than 6” for a non-CV driveline, 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” clearnace 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.
OPS-R-0005_C
8. PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE
Before each use, a pre-operation inspection and service of the implement 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 unit 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. OPS-U-0029
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on the
Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and running.
Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause immediate
entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
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Remove the driveline from the tractor.
Position the mower (Lift Type - Raise 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.
Pull driveline apart and reattach yoke to PTO
shaft.
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.
Round off all sharp edges and debur.
Thoroughly grease then reinstall the driveline.
Recheck for proper operation.
OPERATION
OPERATION
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)
8.1 Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual to ensure a
complete pre-operation inspection and scheduled
service
is
performed
according
to
the
manufacturers recommendations. The following
are some of the items that require daily service and
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 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 OPS-U-0030
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. OPS-R-0007
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OPERATION
The operator’s manual and decals affixed on the
unit contain important instructions on the safe and
proper use of the equipment. Maintain these
important safety features on the implement in good
condition to ensure the information is available to
the operator at all times.
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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.
Lift Type-Inspect that the 3-point hitch pins are
the proper size, correctly installed, and secured
to the tractor lift arms with retaining pins
inserted.
Pull Type-Inspect that the hitch bolt is the
correct size, that washers are inserted between
the drawbar and hitch clevis, and the locknut is
securely tightened. OPS-R-0008_D
Ensure deflectors and/or chainguards are in
position and not damaged. Replace worn,
broken, and missing pieces. OPS-R-0038
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Ensure the manual canister is secured to the
equipment with the operator’s manual inside.
Ensure all decals are in place and legible.
Replace missing, damaged, and unlegible
decals. OPS-U- 0011
OPERATION
OPERATION
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)
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Lift Type-Ensure the tailwheel beam position
support bolts are properly installed and
tightened.
Pull Type-Ensure that the tailwheel ratchet or
hydraulic cylinder is installed and retained
correctly to provide the desired cutting height.
Inspect all bolts and screws and tighten to the
recommended torque. OPS-R-0039_C
Ensure the tractor PTO master shield and the
mower slip clutch shield are in place, lowered,
and in good condition.
Ensure the driveline integral shield is in good
condition and rotates freely.
Ensure the driveline slip clutch is properly
adjusted. OPS-R-0039
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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. OPS-R-0041
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Inspect the gearbox oil level. A low oil level is a
warning sign that the gearbox may be cracked
or its seal is damaged and needs replacement.
Ensure the gearbox vent is in place and free
from clogs. OPS-R-0040
OPERATION
8.3 Cutting Component Inspection
Inspect blade pan and blade assembly for the following:
OPERATION
OPS-U-0031
Inspect the Blades daily for abnormal wear. REPLACE BOTH BLADES on that carrier
IMMEDIATELY if either blade has:
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Become bent or deformed from it’s original shape or
Any cracks are visible, or
Deep gouges in the blades surface are persent, or
Gouges or chipped areas in the cutting edge are larger than 1/2”, or
The material on the leading edge has been worn away by more than 1/2”
Failure to replace abnormally worn blades may lead to catastrophic failure of the blades and
ejection of the broken part with tremendous force which may cause serious bodily injury or
death. OPS-U-0032
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9. DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
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 implement and the tractor operating controls are set for safe transport. To ensure safety while
driving the tractor with an attached implement, review the following. OPS-U- 0012
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The exhaust
fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the safe transport
speeds for you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
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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.
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.
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
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
9.1 Starting the Tractor
OPERATION
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 is disengaged before
starting the tractor. OPS-U-0033
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
OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE BRAKE PEDALS
SHOULD BE LOCKED TOGETHER TO PROVIDE
THE MOST EFFECTIVE BRAKING ACTION.
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. OPS-U- 0013
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.
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9.3 Raising the Mower
be raised to avoid driveline damage. OPS-R-0042
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.
Perform turns with the tractor and mower at slow
speeds to determine how the tractor with an
attached mower handles a turn. Determine the
safe speed to maintain proper control of the tractor
when making turns. When turning with a towed
implement, the overall working length of the unit is
increased.
Allow additional clearance for the
mower when turning.
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.
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Using the tractor 3-point hitch control lever, raise
the mower off the ground about 6”, or just high
enough to clear any 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
OPERATION
OPERATION
9.5 Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines
When crossing ditches with steep banks or going
up sharp inclines, it is possible that the main
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 can cause
serious damage to the tractor and mower drive by
pushing the PTO into the tractor and through the
support bearings or downward onto the PTO shaft,
breaking it off.
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. OPS-R-0020
When confronted with an incline or ditch, do not
approach from an angle which is perpendicular or
straight on as damage to or over-collapse of the
driveline may occur. OPS-R-0021_A
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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.
resulting in possible damage and premature wear.
OPS-R-0022
10. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
THE OPERATOR MUST COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT AND ALL CONTROLS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE. The operator must read and
understand the Safety and Operation Sections of the implement and tractor operator’s manuals. These
manuals must be read and explained to any operator who cannot read. Never allow someone to operate the
implement and tractor without complete operating instructions.
Before starting any operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be worked in 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.
OPS-U- 0015
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)
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OPERATION
When operating the tractor and mower across
slopes and inclines, through ditches, and other
uneven terrain conditions, it is important to maintain
sufficient deck to ground clearance. Blade contact
with the ground may cause soil, rocks and other
debris to be thrown out from under the mower
resulting in possible injury and/or property damage.
Ground contact also produces a severe shock load
on the mower drive and to the mower blades
OPERATION
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)
OPERATION
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.
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. OPS-R-0023
10.2 Bystanders/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. OPS-R-0024
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OPERATION
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;
-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 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)
10.3 Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO)
Before engaging the PTO, make certain that the area is clear of bystanders and passersby. The implement
must be completely lowered and the deck positioned at a safe operating height. NEVER engage the PTO with
the implement in the raised position.
Set the tractor engine speed at approximately 1,000 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
implement to determine the cause of the noise or vibration and repair the abnormality. OPS-U- 0027
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 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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OPERATION
-Mower sections or Wings are running close to and parallel to the ground
without exposed Blades;
OPERATION
10.4 PTO RPM and Ground Speed
OPERATION
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 PTO 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 entering the vegetation to be cut. 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. OPS-R-0025
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)
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)
10.5 Operating the Mower
Only operate the mower from the tractor operator’s seat with the seatbelt securely fastened. The tractor must
be equipped with a ROPS in the raised position or a ROPS cab.
The mower is designed to cut vegetation up to 1” in diameter. Sharp blades will produce a cleaner cut and
require less power. 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. Choose a driving pattern
that provides the maximum pass length and minimizes turning.
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.
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 tractor and mower control is maintained. OPS-R-0026_G
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OPERATION
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows
closed. (SGM-11)
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)
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 accesible 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)
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. OPS-R-0027_B
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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 these type of items discontinue mowing. (SGM-1)
OPERATION
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)
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. OPS-R-0043
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 for a more
uniform cut. OPS-R-0044
Stay alert and watch for trees, low hanging limbs,
power lines, and other overhead obstacles and solid
ground objects while you are operating. Use care
to avoid hitting these items. OPS-R-0028_A
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Do not mow, or drive the tractor into, material that is burning, or areas that recently burnt and may contain hot
spots. Burning material, sparks, and coals could be thrown from the mower to areas of vegetation that might
ignite. Tire damage can occur when driving over hot material. Oil and grease on the tractor and mower could
ignite resulting in equipment destruction. Carry a fire extinguisher on the tractor at all times to extinguish
possible fires encountered.
10.6 Shutting Down the Implement
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 implement to the
ground, shut down the engine, remove the key, and
wait for all motion to come to a complete stop
before exiting the tractor. OPS-U- 0016
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OPERATION
To shut down the implement, first bring the tractor
to a complete stop. Then slow down the implement
by reducing the engine speed before disengaging
the PTO. Wait for all motion to stop before
OPERATION
OPERATION
11. DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR
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 the mower 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.
OPS-R-0030_A
Never stand or allow another person to stand between a running Tractor and the Mower when
disconnecting the Implement from the Tractor 3-point hitch.
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the parking
brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement and Tractor
hitches. (S3PT-15)
Never unhitch without using the Tongue Jack. The Tongue is very heavy. Attempting to lift the
Tongue without using the Tongue Jack could cause strains or other injury. Allowing the tongue to
fall suddenly and unexpectedly could result in crushing injury. Use the Tongue Jack for lifting the
Implement only. Overloading the Tongue Jack can cause failure with possible serious bodily
injury or even death. (STI-4)
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OPERATION
Lift-Type 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 hitch pins.
After disconnecting the 3 lift 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. OPS-R-0031_A
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OPERATION
Pull-Type Mower - To disconnect the mower, first
relieve hydraulic pressure by moving the control
lever back and forth several times. Lower the
parking jack and raise the mower until the tongue
clevis in no longer resting on the tractor drawbar
and is supported solely by the jack. Make sure that
the jack foot is securely resting at ground level or
supported by a block. Then remove the hitch bolt,
locknut, and washers. If a hydraulic cylinder was
used, remove its hose end from the tractor port and
secure it to the mower to prevent contact with dirt.
OPERATION
12. MOWER STORAGE
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:
•
OPERATION
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•
•
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Thoroughly clean all debris off the mower to
prevent damage from rotting grass and
standing water.
Lubricate all mower grease points and fill
gearbox oil levels as detailed in the
maintenance section.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended
torque.
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.
Store the mower in a clean, dry place with the
mower housing resting securely on blocks or
at ground level.
Keep the driveline yoke from sitting in water,
dirt and other contaminants.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary
to prevent rust and maintain the appearance
of the mower.
It is critical that driveline clutches slip when an obstacle or heavy load is encountered to avoid mower and/or
tractor damage. If the mower sits outside for an extended period of time or is exposed to rain and/or humid
air, the clutch lining plates must be inspected to ensure they are not frozen together from rust or corrosion. If
the mower has been exposed to such conditions, at the start of each mowing season, and any time it is
suspected that the slip clutch plates may be frozen together, readjust the slip clutch as detailed in Seasonal
Clutch Maintenance of the maintenance section in this manual. OPS-R-0032_A
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
13. TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
Inherent dangers of operating the tractor and implement and the possibility of accidents are not left behind
when you finish working in an area. Therefore, the operator must employ good judgement and safe operation
practices when transporting the tractor and implement between locations. By using good judgement and
following safe transport procedures, the possibility of accidents while moving between locations can be
substantially minimized. OPS-U- 0017
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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. OPS-R-0034
13.1 Transporting on Public Roadways
Extreme caution should be used when transporting the tractor and implement 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.
Make sure that a proper size safety tow chain is secured between the tractor and implement before entering a
public road. OPS-U- 0019
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)
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OPERATION
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 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. OPS-R-0033_A
OPERATION
OPERATION
The SMV (Slow-Moving Vehicle) emblem is
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 the SMV sign is
clean and visible from the rear of the unit before
transporting the tractor and implement on a public
roadway. Replace the SMV emblem if faded,
damaged, or no longer reflective. OPS-U- 0020
Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights,
headlights, and brake/tail lights are functioning
properly before proceeding onto public roads.
While newer model tractors have plenty of lighting
to provide warning signals and operating lighting,
most older models are only equipped with
operating lights. Consult an authorized tractor
dealer for lighting kits and modifications available to
upgrade the lighting on older tractor models.
OPS-U- 0021
When operating on public roads, have
consideration for other road users. Pull to the side
of the road occasionally to allow all 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 implement
on public roads. Use caution and reduce speed if
other vehicles or pedestrians are in the area.
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OPERATION
Reduce speed before turning or applying the
brakes. Ensure that both brake pedals are locked
together when operating on public roads.
OPS-U- 0023
Before transporting a loaded tractor and implement,
measure the height and width dimensions and
gross weight of the complete loaded unit. Ensure
that the load will be in compliance with the legal
limits set for the areas that will be traveled through.
OPS-U- 0024
Use adequately sized and rated trailers and
equipment to transport the tractor and implement.
Consult an authorized dealer to determine the
proper equipment required.
Using adequately
sized chains, heavy duty straps, cables and/or
binders, securely tie down both the front and rear of
the tractor utilizing the proper tie down locations as
specified
by
the
tractor
manufacturer.
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13.2 Hauling the Tractor and Implement
OPERATION
OPERATION
Arrange the chains so that when tightened, the
chains are pulling downward and against
themselves. Carefully tighten the securing chains
or other fasteners used as much as possible using
boomers or binders to apply maximum tension.
Use extreme care when attaching and removing
the securing devices as the extreme tension
involved when released has the potential to inflict
serious injury.
While hauling the tractor and implement, make
occasional stops to check that the tractor and
implement have not moved or shifted and that the
securing chains have maintained tension. If during
transport a hard braking, sharp turning, or swerving
action was performed, stop at the next safe location
to inspect the security of the load. OPS-U- 0026
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OPERATION
14. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Excessive Vibration
Check Gearbox Bolts
Check for loose nuts on
bladeholder and blades.
Check for bent output shaft .
If shaft is bent, oil will
normally leak from bottom
seal.
Check to see if blades are
free swinging.
Check for even wear on
each blade tip. Were both
blades changed at the same
time?
Blade Broken.
Blade Carrier Bent.
Blade hub not properly
seated on shaft.
New blade or bolts matched
with worn blade or bolts.
Drivelines not phased correctly.
Implement & tractor yokes must
be in line.
Tighten if loose.
TIghten if loose.
Blades dull.
Carrier RPM too low.
Cutter not level.
Tractor tires mashing down grass.
Ground speed too fast.
Blades locked back.
Blades riding up due to blade bolt
wear or loose bolts.
Cutting height too high.
Blades Wear Fast
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Free blades so they swing.
Weigh Blades. Weight should be within
1 oz. Always replace both blades.
Replace blades, in set.
Replace carrier.
Remove hub, check tapered spline
clean and replace.
Replace blades or bolts in sets.
Replace driveline.
Sharpen or replace Blades.
Use correct PTO speed and check for
correct gearbox ratio.
See Cutting Height Adjustment.
Reverse direction of cutting and drive
with right tractor tire out of cutter
overlap area. Conditions too wet to cut
Reduce ground speed by shifting to a
lower gear.
Free blades.
Replace blade bolts.
Lower cut height as much as possible.
Increase cutting height.
OPERATION
Not Cutting Clean
Replace shaft if bent.
OPERATION
Bolts not tightened.
Bolt hole elongated or oversized.
Locknut worn out.
Tighten Bolts to 300 ft./lbs.
Replace Blade Carrier.
Replace Locknut.
Gearbox Noisy
Low Lubricant.
Rough gears.
Worn Bearing.
Check lubricant level.
Run in or change Gears.
Replace Bearing.
Gearbox Leaking
Damaged Oil Seal.
Bent Shaft.
Oil Seal Race rough.
Oil Seal installed wrong.
Oil Seal not sealing in the housing.
Replace Seal.
Replace Oil Seal and Shaft.
Replace Shaft or repair Race.
Replace Seal.
Replace Seal or use a sealant on O.D.
of Seal.
Drain oil to proper level.
Replace Gasket.
Tighten Bolts.
Replace castings or gearbox.
OPERATION
Blade Bolts Working Loose
Oil level too high.
Gasket damaged.
Bolts loose.
Sand hole in casting.
Streaking Conditions
Conditions too wet for cutting.
Blades unable to cut that part of
grass pressed down by path of
tractor tires.
Dull blades.
Height of cutter lower at rear or
front.
Allow grass to dry before cutting. Slow
ground speed of tractor but keep
engine running at full PTO rpm.
Lowering the cutting height may help.
Sharpen or replace blades.
See Cutting Height Instructions.
Gearbox Overheating
Low on lubricant.
Improper type lubricant.
Excessive trash build-up around
gearbox.
Bearing or gears set up improperly.
Fill to level plug.
Replace with proper lubricant.
Remove trash.
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OPERATION
Shear Pin Shears
Excessively
Tractor PTO not being run at
540 RPM.
Heavy Material.
Run at 540 RPM.
Rapid Clevis Wear
Washers not used.
Install washers above & below drawbar
Clevis ending or spreading
open.
Using pin or bolt not tightened.
Use 3/4” gr5 or 8 bolt & tighten nut.
Tongue bending or binding
in turns.
Improper Drawbar.
Add attaching Plate to all 3-Point
drawbars. See section on attaching
mower to tractor.
Not using proper pin.
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OPERATION
PTO engaged at high engine RPM
Cutting in rocky conditions
Blade carrier RPM too high.
Blades not properly heat treated.
Reduce ground speed. Raise cutting
height.
Replace only with recommended shear
pin.
Idle engine to engage PTO
Increase cutting height.
Check gearbox ratios.
Consult your Dealer.
MAINTENANCE SECTION
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MAINTENANCE
Before operating your Rotary Cutter, 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.
MAINTENANCE
Always disengage the PTO before raising the Rotary Cutter for transporting or making
adjustments.
Lubrication
Do not let excess grease collect on or around parts, particularly when operating in sandy areas. The
illustrations below shows lubrication points (Figure Mnt-R-008 & Mnt-R-0081). The chart gives the frequency
of lubrication in hours, based on normal operating conditions. Severe or unusual conditions may require more
frequent lubrication .
Use an SAE multipurpose, lithium-type grease for all locations shown. Be sure to clean the fitting thoroughly
before using grease gun. Daily lubrication of the driveline slip joint is necessary. Failure to maintain proper
lubrication will result in damage to U-joints, gearbox, and/or driveshaft.
Lubrication Fitting Location
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
FREQUENCY
1
U-Joints
8 hours
2
Gearbox
8 hours
3
Wheel Hubs
Weekly
4
Telescoping Driveline8 hours
5
Tailwheel Beam
8 hours
6
Shield Bearings
40 hours
7
Slide Collar Yoke
Weekly
8
Shear Pin Yoke
As Needed
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MAINTENANCE
GEARBOX
Recommended lubricant is NLGI 000 Grease,
Servis-Rhino P/N 00765444. The gearbox has a
one quart capacity.
NOTE: Make sure mower is level when checking oil
in the gearbox.
NOTE: Overfilling of Gearbox will cause pressure
to build up and cause Grease Seals to leak.
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MAINTENANCE
The gearbox should be full (18 ounces) .54 liters
and not require additional lubricant unless the box
is cracked or a seal is leaking. It is recommended
that the 1/8" oil level check plug (Figure Mnt-R0091) be removed to check oil level after every 8
hours of operation. If required, oil should be added
until it runs out hole..
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
DRIVELINE LUBRICATION
Grease Fittings are located on the Cross Assembly
of each U-Joint and on the telescoping tubes.
Grease the U-Joint after each 8 hours of use.
Figure MntP-R-0021. Do not force grease through
the Needle Cup Assemblies.
Grease the
telescoping tubes after every 8 hours use. To
grease profile tube, disconnect drive from PTO and
pull halves apart. Pump grease into outer profile
tube and reinstall together. Lube Slide Collar
weekly with WD40 or equivalent weight oil. Figure
Mnt-R-0037.
The Driveline Integral Shields should not become dented or otherwise damaged. The Integral Shield
Assembly has a Nylon Bearing at each end and should turn freely. This nylon bearing should require
lubrication every 40 hours. To remove the Integral Shields for replacement or repair, turn the three Nylon Nuts
1/4 turn in the Shield Slots of the Cone and Tube and remove them. Slip the Shield Cone Assembly off inner
section of the Driveline. Install the new or repaired Shield on the Driveline. Place the split Nylon Bearing over
the Driveline Housing of Shaft against the Yoke and in the Bearing groove. Install shield over the Housing so
the Nylon Bearing fits into the Shield Bearing Retainer. Align a slot in the Shield Cone with one of the slots in
the Shield. Put one of the Nylon Nuts back in through the aligned slots and turn until it is perpendicular to the
slots. Add the other two Nylon Nuts.
Make certain that the Driveline Integral Shields are free to telescope and rotate around the
Driveline without binding.
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
SHEAR PIN YOKE LUBRICATION
Yoke is supplied with a grease fitting to lube
betweeen gearbox shaft and yoke. This allows
yoke to spin freely on gearbox shaft when pin
shears. Failure to lube may cause yoke to gall and
spin weld to shaft. Small amount of grease added
every 5 (approx.) shear pins will greatly prolong life
of yoke.
When attaching PTO yoke to tractor PTO shaft, it is important that spring-activated locking collar
slides freely and locking balls are seated in groove on PTO shaft. A loose shaft could slip off and
result in personal injury or damage to cutter.
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.
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MAINTENANCE
Use only original equipment blades on this cutter. They are made of special heat-treated alloy
steel. Substitute blades may not meet specifications and may fail in a hazardous manner that
could cause injury.
MAINTENANCE
BLADE SHARPENING
IMPORTANT! When sharpening blades, grind each blade the same amount to maintain balance. Follow
original sharpening pattern as shown in Figure Mnt-R-0008. Always sharpen blades by grinding. Always
sharpen both blades at same time to maintain balance. The difference in blade weights should not exceed 1
ounce. Unbalanced blades will cause excessive vibration which can damage gear box bearings. Vibration
may also cause structural cracks in cutter housing. DO NOT heat and pound out edge. Do not sharpen blade
to a razor edge, but leave a 1/16" blunt edge. Do not sharpen back side of blade.
Avoid personal injury. Always block the cutter up to prevent if from falling when the blades and/ or
carrier are being serviced.
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)
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION
Avoid personal injury. Blade and/or blade carrier removal should be done only with the tractor
engine shut off, key removed, in neutral, parking brake on, and PTO disengaged and the cutter
blocked in the raised position.
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MAINTENANCE
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL
Remove cotter pin and loosen slotted nut on gearbox shaft. Loosen but do not remove the nut until the blade
carrier is loosened. Use a suitable 2 jaw gear puller to pull carrier off tapered gearbox shaft. If gear puller is
not available use long bar inserted through blade bolt access hole with end against rotor bar. Strike opposite
end of bar with sledge hammer. Rotate blade carrier 180 degrees and repeat process until carrier breaks
loose.
Clean the splines on both the blade carrier and output shaft. Position carrier on the gearbox output shaft and
install special washer nut.
Tighten nut holding blade carrier to minimum 300 ft. pounds, strike the carrier near the hub several times with a
heavy hammer to seat the hub. Use a suitable spacer over the nut to prevent damage to the nut and threads.
Retighten the nut to 300 ft. pounds. Install cotter pin and spread.
IMPORTANT: Always recheck gearbox output shaft slotted blade carrier retaining nut torque after a few hours
operation.
Avoid personal injury. Do not work under cutter without support blocks to keep frame from falling.
BLADE REMOVAL
Remove locknut from blade bolt through inspection
hole in deck of mower near the gearbox to remove
blades for sharpening or replacement. See MntPR-0022. Always replace nut when replacing blade
bolt. When installing blades be sure and check
blade bolt pivot diameter for wear. Replace bolt if
worn more than 1/4 inch at any point. Tighten lock
nut to 300 ft. lbs.
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Maintenance Section 5-7
MAINTENANCE
BLADE CARRIER INSTALLATION
MAINTENANCE
SLIP CLUTCH
MAINTENANCE
A slip clutch is incorporated in the PTO driveline. It is designed to slip, absorb the shock load, and protect the
driveline.
After the first hour of operation, the slip clutch should be checked for overheating. After this first check, the slip
clutch should be checked weekly or anytime there is overheating. To adjust the slip clutch, tighten the spring
nuts 1/8 (maximum) turn at a time. Bolts should NEVER be adjusted to the point where the springs are
compressed solid. Minimum spring compression length is 1".
The slip clutch should be checked periodically and adjusted to compensate for wear. The lining plates are 1/8"
thick when new. Replace after 1/32" wear. If the mower has been idle for an extended period of time, or in wet
weather, before operating check to make sure the friction lining plates are not frozen or rusted together.
Should this freezing occur, refer to the procedure described in "Seasonal Clutch Maintenance".
There are two friction lining plates in the slip clutch. These should be checked weekly for oil or grease, wear,
and moisture which could cause corrosion on the drive plates.
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)
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)
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Maintenance Section 5-8
MAINTENANCE
SEASONAL CLUTCH MAINTENANCE
It is important that the clutch lining plates slip when an obstacle or load heavier than the clutch setting is
encountered. Therefore, if the machine sits outside longer than 30 days and is exposed to rain and/or humid
air it is important to make sure that the clutch lining plates are not rusted/coroded together. Before operating
the mower use the following procedure to make sure the clutch will slip and give the overload protection
required.
Loosen nuts (Figure Mnt-R-0082) on springs until the springs can freely rotate, yet remain secure on
bolts.
2.
Mark outer plates as shown in Figure Mnt-R-0082.
3.
Attach mower to tractor and start the tractor. Set the engine speed at 1200 RPM.
4.
Engage the PTO (approximately one second) and then quickly disengage it. The friction lining plates
should break loose (check the mark).
5.
Turn tractor off and tighten the nuts on the springs to their standard compressed length.
Note: The clutch is equipped with either 31 mm or 35 mm length uncompressed springs. Determine the
equipped springs for your mower and refer to Figure Mnt-R-0082 to determine the Standard and Maximum
Compressed length for proper clutch adjustment.
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Maintenance Section 5-9
MAINTENANCE
1.
MAINTENANCE
MOWER STORAGE
MAINTENANCE
Your rotary cutter 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.
TORQUE CHART
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.
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Maintenance Section 5-10
MAINTENANCE
GEARBOX SERVICING
TOOLS NEEDED FOR DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY OF GEARBOX
MAINTENANCE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Slide Hammer Puller
Locktite #5900
Punch - Long Drift
Needle Nose Pliers
Screw Driver
External Snap Ring Pliers
Socket Wrench
9/16 Socket
Ball Pin Hammer
Pry Bar
Be certain to clamp or securely support the gearbox and sub-assemblies to prevent injuries to
hands and feet due to inadvertent dropping or falling over.
Always wear safety glasses and gloves to prevent eye and hand injury when chiseling or
hammering on metal components. Hardened metal will chip unexpectedly.
An assembled gearbox is quite heavy. Use a hoist or get help to handle them safely. Lift
carefully and properly using your legs to lift - not your back.
NOTICE: Refer to operator’s manual for instructions for proper re-assembly onto the mower deck.
Tighten correctly.
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Maintenance Section 5-11
MAINTENANCE
GEARBOX DISASSEMBLY (Figure Mnt-R-0083)
1.
2.
3.
MAINTENANCE
4.
5.
Remove 6 capscrews (Ref.#16) from input shaft bearing housing (Ref. #13).
Tap around circumference of bearing housing (Ref. #13) to loosen housing and shims. Then pull
complete shaft (Ref. #9) and housing assembly (See Fig. 10) out of main housing.
Remove 4 capscrews (Ref #18), break gasket loose, and then remove the bearing retainer cap (Ref
#2).
Output shaft assembly must be removed from main housing by driving or pulling shaft out bottom end.
NOTE: Once lower bearing is out of housing the complete assembly will drop down until top bearing
engages lower bearing bore. To complete removal of output shaft assembly it is necessary to keep
shaft aligned on center line of housing when removing top bearing out bottom end. Normally the
simplest method of removing the output shaft assembly is to attach a slide hammer puller to the shaft
and use that to pull the shaft out.
The gearbox is now disassembled into four (4) sub-assemblies:
1.Input shaft assembly
2.Output shaft assembly
3.Lower bearing retainer assembly
4.Main housing assembly
1.Seal Output Shaft
2.Cap, Bearing Retainer, (Output)
3.Gasket, Output, Cap
4.Bearing, Ball
5.Shaft, (Output Pinion)
6.Spacer, Bearing, (Output)
7.Snap Ring
8.Bearing, (Input Rear)
9.Shaft, (Input)
10.Gear (Input)
11.Retaining Ring
12.Shim, Side Housing
13.Housing, Side or Input
14.Seal, Input
15.Housing, Main
16.Bolt, (3/8" x 1")
17.Lockwasher (3/8")
18.Bolt, (3/8" x 1-1/4")
19.Slotted Nut
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MAINTENANCE
INPUT SHAFT DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY (Figure Mnt-R-0084)
1.
1.
Install gear onto shaft as shown in Figure Mnt-R-0084. Note location of two snap ring grooves.
2.
Install bearing on shaft.
NOTE: Use tube with ID just large enough to go over shaft to drive bearing against gear. Install retaining ring
(Ref 7).
3.
Press oil seal flush with front side of bearing housing (See SEAL INSTALLATION
RECOMMENDATION).
4.
Lubricate ID of seal and insert shaft until bearing contacts housing. Press bearing into housing by
hitting end of shaft. Once bearing is in place insert snap ring (Ref #11). NOTE: Snap ring must be
inserted between bearing and gear before pressing bearing into housing.
SEAL INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONS
1.
Check Seal - for damage that may have occurred prior to installation. A sealing lip that is turned back,
cut or otherwise damaged should be replaced.
2.
Check Bore - to see that leading edge is deburred. A rounded corner or chamber should be provided.
3.
Check Shaft - remove surface nicks, burrs and grooves and lubricate with a hard, fibrous grease.
NOTE: Wrap plastic tape around irregular shaft surfaces such as splines to protect seal during
assembly.
4.
Use Correct Installation Tool - Always use a pipe or tube with approximate same OD as seal and press
seal by striking tube.
NEVER HAMMER DIRECTLY ON THE SURFACE OF THE SEAL.
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Maintenance Section 5-13
MAINTENANCE
Remove retaining ring (Ref. #11) if it is used, and then remove bearing housing (Ref. #13) by holding
end of shaft which does not have a cross hole or splines and tap opposite end of shaft on a solid
surface. Shock force will remove housing from bearing (Ref.#4).
2.
Remove retaining ring (Ref. #7) closest to bearing. Tap end of shaft as explained in Step 1 until
bearing and gear drop off shaft.
3.
Worn components can now be replaced and assembled in reverse order.
ASSEMBLY ORDER
MAINTENANCE
DISASSEMBLY OUTPUT SHAFT (Figure Mnt-R-0085)
1.
Install slotted nut (Ref 19, Figure Mnt-R-0083, 5-11) onto shaft and then tap shaft end on a solid
surface to remove lower bearing and spacer.
2.
Remove retaining ring (Ref #7) and then repeat above procedure to remove upper bearing.
ASSEMBLY
MAINTENANCE
1.
2.
Assembly of output shaft is accomplished in exact reverse order. Install bearing over shaft and press
up against bottom end of gear. Install retaining ring (Ref. #7 Figure Mnt-R-0083).
Install spacer and lower bearing on shaft.
LOWER BEARING RETAINER CAP (Figure Mnt-R-0086)
1.
Remove old seal from cap and press in new seal. (See SEAL INSTALLATION
RECOMMENDATIONS).
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MAINTENANCE
GEARBOX INPUT SHAFT REAR BEARING
Remove bearing (Ref. #8 Figure Mnt-R-0083) from inside main housing. A special slide hammer puller
(PROTO No. 4056) or equal may be required to remove bearing. Press in new bearing using a driving tube or
pipe with approximate same OD. as bearing. Seat outer race of bearing against shoulder in housing.
GEARBOX ASSEMBLY STEPS
A.
1.
2.
3.
4.
B.
1.
2.
3.
Insert output shaft assembly into main housing and press into place. NOTE: Use pipe or tube with
approximate same OD. as bearing and press into place by striking or pressing on tube.
Prelube lower bearing.
Place lower gasket in place and then carefully slide bearing retainer cap assembly down shaft.
Install bolts and lockwashers and torque to 40-50 ft. lbs.
Assemble three shims onto input shaft housing. Insert input shaft assembly into main housing by
installing shaft end into bearing in main housing. It may be necessary to rotate shaft to align gear teeth
so that housing will install completely. Note position of shield mounting holes in housing.
Install washers and bolts and torque to 40-50 ft. lbs.
Gear backlash check procedure (Figure Mnt-R-0044). Install 1/2 x 3 capscrew through shear pin
hole. Install flat washers to take up 1/2" space and then install nut and tighten so bolt cannot move.
Clamp gearbox to something solid so it will not move when shaft is rotated by hand. Measure 1-1/2
inches from side of shaft to point on bolt and mark (See Figure Mnt-R-0044). Set dial indicator at
marked point, then while holding bottom shaft so it will not rotate, rotate the input shaft back and forth
noting extreme indicator reading. If total indicator deflection reading does not fall between .006 to
.018, then shims (Ref. #12 Figure Mnt-R-0083) will have to be added to increase backlash or deleted
to decrease backlash.
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Maintenance Section 5-15
MAINTENANCE
Clean and scrape all gasket surfaces.
SERVIS-RHINO
LIMITED WARRANTY
1.
2.
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.
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.
3.
4.
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.
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.
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
RHINO®
1020 S Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936
800-446-5158
Email: parts@servis-rhino.com
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
In addition to the standard Limited Warranty shown on the facing page, Servis-Rhino also provides:
1.) A FIVE-YEAR (60 months) LIMITED WARRANTY* on GEARBOX components provided they have been
properly maintained† and have not been subjected to abuse or mis-use except as limited below.
* WARRANTY LIMITATIONS - GEARBOX
A) Warranty is ONE-YEAR (12 MONTHS) for Seals (After one year, seals are considered to be WEARING
PARTS and replacement is the users' responsibility.)
B) Users' Gearboxes may be rebuilt by Servis-Rhino or replaced by new or rebuilt Gearboxes at the option of
Servis-Rhino.
† NOTE - "properly maintained" specifically includes, but is not limited to:
A) Running Gearboxes with the proper amount of the correct lubricant.
B) Adjusting Slip Clutches correctly to provide proper protection for Driveline and Gearbox Components.
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. Provide a Roll-Over-Protective Structure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and
2. Provide Seat belts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
3. Ensure that each employee uses such Seat belt while the tractor is moving; and
4. Ensure that each employee tightens the Seat belt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected
area provided by the ROPS
REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR:
1. Securely fasten seat belt if the tractor has a ROPS.
2. Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.
3. Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
4. Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
5. Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.
6. Do not permit others to ride.
7. Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.
8. Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
9. When the tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock, if available.
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SERVIS-RHINO®
1020 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936-9907
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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
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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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®
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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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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