Agri-Fab
¨
OWNERS
MANUAL
Model No.
45-02142
100 LB. PUSH
BROADCAST SPREADER
CAUTION:
Read Rules for
Safe Operation
and Instructions
Carefully
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
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PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 48319 (REV. 11/03)
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
The following safety precautions are suggested. This
broadcast spreader is designed, engineered and tested
to offer reasonably safe and effective service, provided it
is operated in strict accordance with these instructions.
Failure to do so may result in personal injury. Always
observe the rules of safe operation.
3.
Wear eye and hand protection when handling and
when applying lawn or garden chemicals.
4.
Read the chemical label instructions and cautions
for handling and applying the chemicals purchased
for spreading.
1.
Do not allow anyone to operate the broadcast
spreader without proper instructions.
5.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
equipment is in safe working condition.
2.
Do not permit children to operate the broadcast
spreader.
6.
Follow maintenance and lubrication instructions as
outlined in this manual.
LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. IT
MEANS -- ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
CARTON CONTENTS
LOOSE PARTS IN CARTON
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Handle Tube (long)
Braces (2)
Flow Control Mount Bracket
Flow Control Arm
Handle Tube (short)
Flow Control Rod
Leg Stand Tube
Wheels (2)
Hopper Assembly
Hardware Package (not shown)
3
1
6
4
5
2
7
8
2
9
SHOWN FULL SIZE
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B
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KEY QTY.
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KEY QTY.
DESCRIPTION
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J
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Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1-1/2" Long
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 3/4" Long
Carriage Bolt, 1/4-20 x 3/4" Long
Hex Lock Nut, 1/4-20 Thd.
Flat Washer, 5/16" SAE
Nylon Washer
Flat Washer, 1/2"
Cotter Pin, 5/32" x 2"
3
N
M
L
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
DESCRIPTION
Cotter Pin, 3/32" x 3/4" Long
Flow Control Link
Spacer Tube
Hub Cap
Grip
Vinyl Cap
Nylon Wing Nut
Handle Grip
Adjustable Stop
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
5.
Place a wheel onto the end of the axle that has a
cross hole. The long end of the hub goes to the
inside. See figure 3.
6.
Assemble a 5/32" x 2" cotter pin through the notched
wheel hub and the axle. See figure 3.
7.
Lightly tap a hub cap onto the axle until it is snug
against the wheel. See figure 3.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
(1)
(1)
(2)
1.
2.
Pliers
Hammer
7/16" Open or Boxed End Wrenches
Remove the spreader, the loose parts and the hardware package from the carton. Lay out parts and
hardware and identify using the illustrations on
pages 2 and 3.
With the spreader resting upside down on the top of
the hopper, assemble a spacer and then a 1/2" flat
washer onto each end of the axle. See figure 1.
5/32" x 2"
COTTER PIN
HUB CAP
AXLE
SPACER
CROSS
HOLE
WHEEL
FIGURE 3
1/2" FLAT
WASHER
FIGURE 1
8.
3.
4.
Place a wheel onto the end of the axle that has no
cross hole. The long end of the hub goes to the
inside. See figure 2.
Place a 1/2" flat washer onto the axle and then
lightly tap a hub cap onto the axle until it is snug
against the washer and wheel hub. See figure 2.
Remove the middle 1/4" hex bolt, flat washer and hex
lock nut from the crossover tube. See figure 4.
CROSSOVER
TUBE
1/4" HEX
BOLT
NO CROSS HOLE
WHEEL
SHAFT
SUPPORT
PLATE
1/2" FLAT
WASHER
1/4" FLAT
WASHER
HUB CAP
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 4
4
1/4" HEX
LOCK NUT
IMPORTANT: Do Not asssemble handle tube to same
side of crossover tube as shaft support plate.
9.
13. Assemble the leg stand tube to the handle tube
(long) using two 1/4" x 1-1/2" hex bolts. Secure
tightly with two 1/4" hex lock nuts. See figure 6.
Place the long handle tube onto the crossover
tube on the side opposite from the shaft support
plate. Fasten with the 1/4" hex bolt, flat washer
and hex lock nut removed in the previous step.
See figures 4 and 5. Do not tighten at this time.
14. Place a vinyl cap over the end of the leg stand tube.
See figure 6.
HANDLE TUBE (LONG)
1/4" x 1-1/2"
HEX BOLTS
10. Assemble two handle braces to the inside of the
hopper frame, one on each side, using two 1/4" x
1-1/2" hex bolts and two 1/4" lock nuts. See figure
5. Do not tighten at this time.
1/4"
LOCK
NUT
11. Assemble the other end of the two handle braces
to the long handle tube using a 1/4" x 1-1/2" hex
bolt and 1/4" lock nut. Do not tighten at this
time.See figure 5.
12. Tighten all hex lock nuts and bolts in same
sequence as assembled in steps 9 through 11.
See figure 5.
HANDLE TUBE (LONG)
HEX BOLT
1/4" x 1-1/2"
HITCH
BRACE
VINYL CAP
LEG STAND TUBE
FIGURE 6
HEX BOLT
1/4" x 1-1/2"
15. Assemble the flow control link (end with small hole)
to the flow control arm using a 1/4" x 3/4" hex bolt,
a nylon washer and a 1/4" hex lock nut as shown in
figure 7. Tighten carefully. The flow control link
should not be loose but should pivot with no more
than slight resistance.
1/4" HEX
BOLT
1/4"
LOCK
NUT
FLOW CONTROL
LINK
CROSSOVER
TUBE
1/4" x 3/4"
HEX BOLT
FLAT WASHER
1/4" HEX
LOCKNUT
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
SHAFT
SUPPORT
PLATE
1/4" HEX
LOCK NUT
FIGURE 5
SMALLEST
HOLE
NYLON
WASHER
FIGURE 7
5
16. Assemble the flow control arm to the flow control
mounting bracket using a 1/4" x 3/4" hex bolt, two
nylon washers and a 1/4" hex lock nut as shown in
figure 8. Tighten carefully. The flow control arm
should be snug, but should pivot with no more than
a slight resistance.
17. Assemble the vinyl grip. See figure 8.
19. Hook the free end of the flow control rod through the
hole in the slide gate bracket located near the
bottom of the hopper. See figure 10.
HOPPER
SLIDE
GATE
BRACKET
VINYL GRIP
FLOW CONTROL
MOUNTING
BRACKET
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
FLOW
CONTROL
ROD
FIGURE 10
1/4" x 3/4"
HEX BOLT
1/4" HEX
LOCK NUT
20. Assemble both the flow control mounting bracket
and the short handle tube to the long handle tube.
Use two 1/4" x 1-1/2" hex bolts, four 5/16" flat
washers and two 1/4" hex lock nuts as shown in
figure 11. Do not tighten at this time.
21. Place a handle grip on each handle. See figure 11.
(2) NYLON
WASHERS
FIGURE 8
18. Place a 5/16" flat washer onto the end of the flow
control rod. Insert the end of the flow control rod
through the slot in the flow control mounting bracket
and through the hole in the flow control link. Secure
with a 3/32" x 3/4" cotter pin. See figure 9.
5/16" FLAT
WASHER
HANDLE GRIP
FLOW CONTROL
MOUNTING BRACKET
1/4" x 1-1/2"
HEX BOLT
3/32"
COTTER
PIN
HANDLE
TUBE
(SHORT)
FLOW
CONTROL
ROD
HANDLE
TUBE
(LONG)
SLOT
FIGURE 11
FLOW
CONTROL
LINK
FIGURE 9
6
1/4" HEX
LOCK NUT
5/16"
FLAT
WASHERS
22. Place the adjustable stop into the "ON" end of the
slot in the top of the flow control mounting bracket.
Secure with the 1/4" x 3/4" carriage bolt, a nylon
washer, a 5/16" flat washer and the nylon wing nut.
See figure 12.
23. Position the flow control mounting bracket (figure
13).
a. Push on flow control arm until it locks in "OFF"
position.
b. Slide flow control mounting bracket along tube
until closure plate in bottom of hopper just closes.
c. Snug the 1/4" lock nuts just enough to hold flow
control mounting bracket in place.
d. Set adjustable stop at "5". Pull flow control arm
against stop. Verify that closure plate has opened
about half way.
e. If closure plate does not open half way, it may be
closed too far at "OFF". Adjust position of flow
control mounting bracket until closure plate will
open about half way at "5" and still close when
arm is locked in "OFF". Tighten 1/4" lock nuts.
NYLON
WING NUT
5/16" FLAT
WASHER
NYLON
WASHER
ADJUSTABLE
STOP
OFF
ON
1/4" x 3/4"
CARRIAGE BOLT
F
F
FIGURE 12
O
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
N
O
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
AJDUSTABLE
STOP
SETTING "5"
FIGURE 13
24. Before operating the spreader, pre-lubricate per the
lubrication instructions in the owner's manual.
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APPLICATION DIAGRAM
OPERATION
HOW TO USE YOUR SPREADER
SETTING THE FLOW CONTROL
(Refer to figure 13 on page 7.)
1.
2.
3.
8’ to
10’
Loosen the nylon wing nut, set the adjustable stop to
the desired flow rate setting and retighten the wing
nut. The higher the setting number, the wider the
opening in the bottom of the hopper.
Refer to the application chart on page 8 and to the
instructions on the fertilizer bag to select the proper
flow rate setting.
Pull the flow control arm against the adjustable stop
for the on position and toward the hopper for the off
position.
OVERLAP
FIGURE 14
USING YOUR SPREADER
We do not recommend the use of any powdered lawn
chemicals, due to difficulty in obtaining a satisfactory or
consistent broadcast pattern.
1.
Determine approximate square footage of area to be
covered and estimate amount of material required.
2. Before filling the hopper make sure the flow control
arm is in the off position and the closure plate is shut.
3. Break up any lumpy fertilizer as you fill the hopper.
4. Set the adjustable stop with the flow control arm still in
the off position. Refer to the application chart on this
page and to the instructions on the fertilizer bag to
select the proper flow rate setting.
5. The application chart is calculated for light to heavy
application at a walking speed of 3 mph, or 100 ft. in
23 seconds. A variation in speed will require an
adjustment of the flow rate to maintain the same
coverage. The faster you walk, the wider the broadcast width.
6. Always start the spreader in motion before opening
the closure plate.
7. Always shut the closure plate before turning or stopping the spreader.
8. If fertilizer is accidentally deposited too heavily in a
small area, soak the area thoroughly with a garden
hose or sprinkler to prevent burning of the lawn.
9. To insure uniform coverage, make each pass so that
the broadcast pattern slightly overlaps the pattern
from the previous pass as shown in figure 14. The
approximate broadcast widths for different materials
are shown in the application chart on this page.
10. When broadcasting weed control fertilizers, make
sure the broadcast pattern does not hit evergreen
trees, flowers or shrubs.
IMPORTANT: Application rates shown in the chart are
affected by humidity and by the moisture content of
the material (granular and pellet). Some minor setting adjustments may be necessary to compensate
for this condition.
APPLICATION CHART (SHIELD UP)
TYPE
MATERIAL
FERTILIZER
Powder
Granular
Pelleted
Organic
GRASS SEED
Fine
Coarse
ICE MELTER
FLOW SETTING
SPREAD
WIDTH
3-5
3-5
3-5
6-8
3' - 4'
8' - 10'
10' - 12'
6' - 8'
3-4
4-5
6-8
6' - 7'
8' - 9'
10' - 12'
OPERATING SPEED - 3 MPH. (100 ft. in 23 seconds)
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MAINTENANCE
STORAGE
CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS
1. Before each use make a thorough visual check of
the spreader for any bolts and nuts which may have
loosened. Retighten any loose bolts and nuts.
1.
2.
Rinse inside of hopper and exterior of spreader and
dry off before storing.
Store in a clean, dry area.
CHECK FOR WORN OF DAMAGED PARTS
2. Check for worn or damaged parts before each use.
Repair or replace parts if necessary.
CHECK TIRE INFLATION
3. Check if tires are adequately inflated before each use.
Do not inflate tires beyond maximum recommended
pressure.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
CAUTION: DO NOT inflate tires beyond
the maximum recommended pressure
printed on side of tire.
1.
If the axle, slotted gear and sprocket assembly is
disassembled, mark down the positions of the parts as
they are removed. The drive wheel and sprocket
positions in relation to the slotted gear determine
which direction the spreader plate will spin. Be sure to
reassemble them in their original positions. (Refer to
figure 3 on page 4.) Use shim washers (Ref. no. 21 on
pages 10 and 11) as needed for minimum backlash.
Add grease to gear and sprocket.
2.
If the agitator hairpin becomes damaged or worn it
can be replaced. See figure 16.
CLEANING
4. Rinse inside of hopper and exterior of spreader and
dry off before storing.
LUBRICATE (See figure 15)
5. Lightly apply automotive grease as needed to the
sprocket and gear.
6. Oil the nylon bushings on the vertical sprocket shaft
and on the axle at least once a year, or more often as
needed.
7. Oil right hand (idler) wheel bearing at least once a year
or more often as needed.
SPROCKET
SHAFT
AGITATOR
HAIRPIN
OIL
OIL
FIGURE 16
GREASE
FIGURE 15
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REPAIR PARTS FOR BROADCAST SPREADER MODEL 45-02142
52
37
14
40
17
39
37
48
44
40 39
8 9
7
11
1
C
7
31
32
5 9
39
13
32
40 9
9
9
A
3
25
26
40
7
11
6
33
38
32
27
10
34
49
28
36
7
9
7
46
4
9
7
A
35
32
E
9 19
D
12
D
53
56
7
19
18
20
7
9
15
9
4
21
21
22
24 23
C
45
47
7
53
15
41
42
B
11
39
43
E
51
B
9
51
35
50
23
9
10
24
51
50
REPAIR PARTS LIST FOR BROADCAST SPREADER MODEL 45-02142
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
QTY.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
44624
43882
62482
44588
23753
23758
43648
24857
43013
44591
43012
43177
44566
44590
47052
44589
24407
44665
44672
44137
1
4
1
1
1
1
18
1
22
1
3
2
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
4
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
R19171616
741-0248
46501
25305
04367
43850
44587
C-9M5732
DESCRIPTION
REF.
NO.
Hopper
Rivet, Stainless
Ass'y, Guide Closure
Tube, Frame
Slide Gate Angle Bracket
Slide Gate Bracket
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1-1/2" Lg.*
Flow Control Link
Nut, Hex Lock 1/4-20 Thd. *
Tube, Crossover
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4" Lg. Gr. 5
Washer, Lock 1/4" I.D.*
Spring, Torsion
Tube, Handle (Long)
Wheel
Tube, Handle (Short)
Shaft, Axle
Pin, Spring 5/32" Dia. x 1-1/4" Lg.
Bushing, Axle Shaft
Washer, Flat 1/2" I.D.
Washer, Flat 17/32" I.D.
Bearing, Flange
Tube, Spacer
Shaft, Sprocket
Spreader Plate
Pin, Spring 1/8" Dia. x 5/8" Lg.
Tube, Leg Stand
Pop Rivet
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
56
PART
NO.
QTY.
48934
1
43088
12
44468
1
44514
1
23525
2
23780
1
44482
2
46055
1
1543-069 10
R19111116 7
24858
1
24855
1
46885
1
24856
1
44101
1
23533
1
44950
1
43848
1
44481
1
44663
2
R19171616 3
47141
1
44285
2
47063
1
48319
1
DESCRIPTION
Hairpin Agitator
Washer, Flat 1/4" Std.
Sprocket - 6 Tooth
Rod, Flow Control
Brace, Hitch
Support, Shaft
Grip, Handle
Pin, Spring 1/8" Dia. x 1" Lg.
Washer, Nylon
Washer, 5/16 SAE
Stop, Adjustable
Bracket, Flow Control Mount
Gear, Plastic
Flow Control Arm
Cotter Pin 3/32" x 3/4" Lg.*
Plate, Closure
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 3/4" Lg.
Grip, Flow Control Arm
Cap, Vinyl
Hub Cap
Washer, Flat 17/32" I.D.
Nylon Wing Nut, 1/4-20
Bushing, Delrin 3/8" I.D.
Pin, Cotter 5/32" x 2"
Owner's Manual
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