Camon C8 Operating instructions

C8 Rotavator
with PowerSafe® Clutch
Operating Instructions
Before commissioning the machine, read operating instructions
and observe warning and safety instructions.
C8 Rotavator
Contents
Page 3
Safety
Page 4
Controls Diagram & Description
Page 5
Assembly Instructions
Page 6
How to Start Petrol Engine
Operation
How to Stop Engine
Operating Hints
Page 7
Maintenance Guide
Page 8
Service Information
Page 9
Maintenance Programme
Page 10
Troubleshooting Guide
Page 11
Risk Assessment
Page 12
Machine Overview Diagram
Vibration & Sound Levels
Service Record
Page 13
!
IMPORTANT
READ CAREFULLY
No liability will be accepted for any damage caused to persons or property
through failure to observe the operating and safety instructions.
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Safety
ALWAYS start the engine in the open air
DO NOT smoke when refuelling
DO NOT mix OIL with the fuel
ALWAYS stop the engine before making any adjustments, refuelling, moving or
cleaning, or when the unit is unattended
USE ONLY fuel from containers designed for this purpose - refuel outdoors only and
replace the tank cap securely
IN CASE of petrol spillage move the machine away from the area of spillage and allow
the petrol vapours to dissipate before starting the engine
DO NOT remove any safety guards that are fitted
DO NOT touch any moving parts or attempt any maintenance whilst the machine is
running - KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
BEFORE starting work clear the work area of any objects that could damage the
machine
DO NOT allow children or anyone uninstructed to operate the machine - KEEP
ANIMALS AWAY
DO NOT use on slopes or banks of more than 20o
ALWAYS wear suitable clothing to give personal protection including footwear that
offers a good grip
AVOID wearing loose garments that may catch in moving parts
KNOW how to stop the machine in an emergency
NEVER interfere with any control settings on the engine
NEVER select reverse gear with your back to a wall or other immovable object
IF A FAULT develops DO NOT attempt any repair - immediately contact the supplier
from whom the machine was obtained
VISUALLY INSPECT the machine before use - ensure all tines, nuts and bolts are tight
and not worn or damaged and replace tines if necessary
KEEP IN MIND the operator is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to people
or property
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Controls
N
B
A
F
E
C
G/H
D
(A) MACHINE STOP LEVER (red lever that stops the machine when released)
(B) ENGINE STOP LEVER
(C) CLUTCH CONTROL LEVER
(D) GEAR LEVER (the location of different gears are shown on the selector)
(E) PTO LEVER (there is a safety device that prevents engagement with reverse gear)
(F) THROTTLE LEVER
(G) HANDLEBAR HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
(H) STEERING COLUMN SWIVEL LEVER
(N) PARKING BRAKE LEVER
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Assembly Instructions
1. Remove the machine from its packing case.
2. Rotate the handlebar stem to the operating position and fit the handlebars - check operation and
routing of cables.
3. Fit the wheels, ensuring the correct rotation (see diagram A below) and check the tyre pressures
(20psi).
4. Fit the gearbox dipstick.
5. Assemble the rear flap on the digging unit ensuring the sticker labels are on the outside (see
diagram B below) and attach the unit to the machine.
6. Check the engine oil level.
7. Follow the instructions in this Owner’s Manual to run the machine.
Diagram A
Diagram B
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To Start Engine
Using the dipstick provided, check the engine oil level. Top up with 10w/40 oil if necessary.
Check fuel level. Only use unleaded petrol from a clean container. Never re-fuel when the engine is
hot or running. Leave 1” air space in the fuel tank.
Turn the fuel tap to ‘ON’ position, if the engine is cold set the choke lever to ‘ON’ position.
Before starting the engine ensure the gear lever (D) is in neutral position and the power take-off
(PTO) lever is disengaged (E).
Apply half throttle (F).
Move the engine stop lever (B) to position 1 ‘ON’.
Pull the recoil start handle gently until it engages then give it a good strong pull to start the engine.
When the engine has started, release the choke lever after a few seconds and return the throttle
lever (F) to idle position.
Operation
Use handlebar adjuster (G) to set handlebar height.
Hold the handlebar and pull up the clutch lever (C).
Depress the red stop lever (A) and select working speed 1 (D). NEVER select a higher wheel speed
for work.
Ensure forward/reverse lever is in forward position (L).
Engage drive to the digging knives by pushing the PTO lever (E) forward.
Release clutch lever (C) slowly and fully, keeping the red machine stop lever depressed as the
machine will stop if released.
Commence work.
To Stop Engine
Close the throttle (F).
Engage clutch lever (C).
Locate gear lever (D) in neutral position.
Disengage drive to the digging knives by pulling the PTO lever (E) backwards.
Release clutch lever (C).
Release the machine stop lever (A) completely.
Move the engine stop lever (B) to position O ‘STOP’.
WARNING: THE EXHAUST COVER MAY BE HOT - DO NOT TOUCH.
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Operating Hints
LET THE MACHINE DO THE WORK.
Excessive downward pressure on the handlebars may cause the machine to jump. Apply gentle
pressure and the machine will find its own digging depth according to the type of ground. If the
ground is hard, position the depth adjuster centre knife on the top hole and make several passes
until the desired depth is achieved.
If the speed or digging knives lever does not engage immediately, release clutch lever slightly and
‘feel in’ with the engine on tick-over.
Always pull in the clutch lever before engaging any gear, digging unit or changing forward/
reverse.
The clutch lever must be fully released when working. Do not operate the machine with the clutch
lever partially engaged as serious damage may occur.
DO NOT WORK ON SLOPES MORE THAN 20°
If working on a slope, work across the slope pointing the machine slightly uphill.
DO NOT ATTEMPT CULTIVATION ON:
(i) Frozen or waterlogged ground as this will destroy the soil structure resulting in poor future
drainage.
(ii) Ground that is covered with thick foliage or high grass. Remove it by cutting down.
Maintenance Guide
For engine maintenance please refer to engine manufacturers manual.
After every hour of operation stop the engine and remove the spark plug cap. Check engine oil
level (recommended oil SAE 10w/40).
Remove all foreign matter from the digging knives assembly e.g. wire, string, grass etc.
Replace the spark plug cap.
Do not turn the machine on its side for cleaning.
Before checking the oil level ensure the machine is level.
Remove the digging unit oil level plug and ensure the oil level is within 1½” of the hole, if
necessary top up with EP90 gear oil.
Remove the gearbox unit dipstick and ensure the oil reaches the top level mark, if necessary top
up with API GL-5 80w/90 gear oil (see page 8).
Replace the spark plug cap.
Do not turn the machine on its side for cleaning.
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Service Information
Every Week
•
With the machine on a level surface, check the gearbox oil level, top up as necessary using the
correct oil as listed below. The gearbox oil level should reach between the two notches on the
dipstick (fig. 2, C).
After the First 2 Weeks or 30 Hours of Work
•
Replace the gearbox oil filter ONLY, (fig. 1, A), part number 58056249.
•
Check the gearbox oil level using the dipstick (figs. 1 & 2, C), run the machine for 2-3 minutes
and recheck gearbox oil level, top up as necessary using the correct oil as listed below.
Every 100 Hours of Work or 12 Months
•
Change the gearbox oil by removing the gearbox drain plug (fig. 3, B).
•
Replace the gearbox oil filter (fig. 1, A), part number 58056249.
•
Clean the gearbox drain plug and refit.
•
Fill gearbox using the correct oil and quantity as listed below.
•
Check the gearbox oil level, run the machine for 2-3 minutes and recheck gearbox oil level.
C
Fig. 1
To replace the oil filter (fig. 1, A)
1. Using the correct spanner, remove the
filter.
2. Smear a film of oil on the rubber gasket
of the new filter.
3. Mount the new filter, screwing and
tightening by hand only.
A
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Service Information
Gearbox Oil Quantities
CAMON C8 = approx 2.3 litres
Oil Type
Fuchs
Titan Hyp 90
Valvoline
80w-90 GL-5
Morris
EP80w/90 API GL5
Castrol
EPX 80w-90
Motorex
Hypoid SAE 80w/90 API GL5
Millers
Hypoid 80w90 GL5
Comma
EP80w-90 GL5
Agip
Rotra MP 80w-90
Rock Oil
SD API GL5 80w/90
Alternatively any oil meeting API GL-5 80w/90 specification may be used.
Multigrade engine oil must NOT be used.
Fig. 2
C
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B
Fig. 3
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Maintenance Programme
OPERATION
ENGINE
Check engine oil level 10w/40
See separate engine manual
GEARBOX Check gearbox oil level (see page 8)
&
Check nuts & bolts
CONTROLS
Ensure clutch cable has free play
EVERY
DAY
EVERY
WEEK
X
X
X
X
X
X
EVERY
MONTH
X
Check tyre pressure (20psi)
X
Lubricate control cable/linkages
X
Check control cable operation
X
Check operation of safety devices
X
X
Change gearbox oil (see page 8)
X
Grease gear speed detent ball
DIGGING
UNIT
EVERY 6
MONTHS
X
Check condition of centre knife
X
X
Tighten nuts & bolts on knives
X
X
Check nuts & studs on side flange
X
X
Check drive unit oil level EP90
X
X
NOTES:
* Pressure washing machines remove lubricating grease as well as dirt. It is imperative all linkages,
especially the gear speed lever detent ball, are kept well greased otherwise they will become
difficult to operate and cause damage.
* DO NOT allow maximum engine speed to exceed 3600rpm.
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Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Unable to select gear
Pressure washing has removed
lubrication of gear lever detent
ball.
Grease the detent ball and
quadrant.
Unable to pull engine over
Machine has been tipped on
side for cleaning and engine
oil has filled the cylinder bore
causing a hydraulic lock.
Remove spark plug and air
filter. Stand to one side and
pull over engine to clean out oil.
Change engine oil and air filter.
Clean spark plug.
Machine suddenly leaps
forward whilst cultivating
New set of tines has been fitted
the wrong way round.
Check fitting and refit if
necessary.
Centre knife is worn out or Check centre knife and replace
missing.
if necessary.
Centre knife lifted too high on Lower centre knife.
hard ground.
No drive to wheels or
digging unit
Check gearbox oil level.
Top up if necessary with API
GL-5 80w/90 oil (see page 8).
Engine smokes
There may be petrol in the
engine oil due to fuel tap being
left on during transportation.
Change engine oil.
Contaminated air filter.
Replace element.
NOTES:
* Pressure washing machines remove lubricating grease as well as dirt. It is imperative all linkages,
especially the gear speed lever detent ball, are kept well greased otherwise they will become
difficult to operate and cause damage.
* DO NOT allow maximum engine speed to exceed 3600rpm.
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Risk Assessment
HAZARDS
RISK LEVEL
General
ACTION NEEDED
The machine should only be used by trained
operators.
Machine tipping over
Low
Do not use on slopes over 25o.
Machine jumping
High
Ensure the centre knife is in good condition
and adjusted to suit the ground conditions.
Use the depth adjuster located on top of the
rotavator to adjust the centre knife
Machine running away
Low
Red stop lever disengages the drive to
the implement if the operator releases the
handlebars. Always check operation before
use.
Lacerations
Medium
Remove the spark plug cap before carrying
out any maintenance or cleaning. Always
wear gloves when cleaning the tines or
removing debris.
Machine reversing and jamming High
operator against immovable
object
Never reverse the machine with your back
to a wall or similar object.
Burns
High
Be very careful or a hot exhaust. Turn off
the machine before refuelling. Allow 1” air
space in the fuel tank.
Flying objects
Low
Ensure the back flap moves easily and
follows the contour of the ground to prevent
small stones being thrown back. Always
wear suitable safety footwear.
Handlebar adjustment
Low
Always set the height and sideways position
before operating the machine - never while
it is moving.
Foot injuries
Medium
The machine has a safety device to prevent
the reverse speed and tine drive being
engaged simultaneously. Ensure all safety
devices are in place before using the machine.
Always wear suitable safety footwear.
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Machine Overview Diagram
Engine stop lever
Parking brake lever
Machine stop lever
Throttle lever
Clutch lever
Wheel speed lever
Digging knives
engagement
lever
Handlebar adjuster
Gearbox oil level
Engine oil
level
Petrol cap
Choke
lever
Fuel
tap
Recoil
starter
Vibration & Sound Levels
MACHINE
RPM
VIBRATION M/SEC2
3 AXIS
SOUND LEVEL
dB(A)
CAMON C8 Rotavator
3100
2.9
85.0
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Service Record
To ensure your machine is kept in peak condition, we recommend that you have it serviced regularly by one of Tracmaster’s Authorised Agents.
To find out who your local Authorised Agent is, contact Tracmaster on 01444 247689.
SERVICE SCHEDULE
First 2 Weeks or 30 Hours of Work (see page 8)
First PowerSafe® oil filter replacement (part number 58056249)
Check and/or restore gearbox oil level (API GL-5 80w90 specification)
Signed:
Date:
Every 12 Months or 100 Hours (see page 8)
Implement transmission oil replacement (API GL-5 80w90 specification)
Engine oil replacement (SAE 15w/40)
Signed:
Date:
200 Hours
300 Hours
Signed:
Signed:
Date:
Date:
400 Hours
500 Hours
Signed:
Signed:
Date:
Date:
600 Hours
700 Hours
Signed:
Signed:
Date:
Date:
800 Hours
900 Hours
Signed:
Signed:
Date:
Date:
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