Simplicity 1180 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
Large Frame
Snowthrowers
960 Models
1180 Models
Mfg. No.
1694602
1694589
1694597
1694606
Mfg. No.
1694604
1694608
Description
9247E, 9HP Snowthrower
9560E, 9.5HP Snowthrower
9560M, 9.5HP Snowthrower (CE)
E9247, 9HP Snowthrower (CE)
1060 Models
Mfg. No.
1694590
1694598
Description
1060E, 10HP Snowthrower
1060M, 10HP Snowthrower (CE)
1070 Models
Mfg. No.
1694603
1694607
Description
10287E, 10HP Snowthrower
E10287, 10HP Snowthrower (CE)
1170 Models
Mfg. No.
1694591
1694599
Description
1170E, 11HP Snowthrower
1170M, 11HP Snowthrower (CE)
Description
11327E, 11HP Snowthrower
E11327, 11HP Snowthrower (CE)
1280 Models
Mfg. No.
1694592
1694600
Description
1280E, 12HP Snowthrower
1280M, 12HP Snowthrower (CE)
1290 Models
Mfg. No.
1694605
1694609
Description
12387E, 12HP Snowthrower
E12387, 12HP Snowthrower (CE)
1390 Models
Mfg. No.
1694593
1694601
Description
1390E, 13HP Snowthrower
1390M, 13HP Snowthrower (CE)
1727040
Revision 01
Rev. Date 5/2004
TP 100-4059-01-LW-S
Table of Contents
CONTENTS:
Regular Maintenance
Schedule........................................................16
Checking Tire Pressure .................................16
Auger Gear Case Lubrication ........................16
Lubrication .....................................................17
Check / Lubricate Free-Hand Linkage ...........18
Lubricate the Auger Shaft & Assembly ..........18
Safety Rules & Information
Training ............................................................2
Preparation ......................................................2
Operation.........................................................2
Children ...........................................................3
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute ..............3
Service, Maintenance and Storage .................3
Emissions ........................................................3
Decals..............................................................5
Safety Icons .....................................................6
Identification Numbers........................................7
Features, Controls, & Operation
Control Locations.............................................8
General Operation
Checks Before Each Start-Up .......................10
Starting the Engine........................................11
Starting Controls............................................11
Operating The Snowthrower..........................12
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute ............12
Ground Speed Selector .................................12
Engine Speed ................................................12
Deflector ........................................................13
Scraper Bar & Skid Shoes.............................13
Easy-Turn and Traction Drive Lock ................14
After Each Use ..............................................15
Storage ..........................................................15
Troubleshooting, Adjustments, & Service
Troubleshooting .............................................20
Speed Selector Adjustment ...........................22
Auger Drive Tension ......................................22
Traction Drive Tension ...................................23
Manual Discharge Chute Adjustment ............24
Electric Discharge Chute Adjustment ............24
Easy Turn Cable Adjustment .........................25
Shear Pin Replacement.................................25
Belt Replacement ..........................................26
Specifications ....................................................28
Replacement Parts & Accessories ................. 29
WARNING
WARNING
Engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known, in certain quantities, to cause
cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
You must read, understand and comply with all
safety and operating instructions in this manual
before attempting to set-up and operate your
snowthrower.
Failure to comply with all safety and operating
instructions can result in loss of machine control,
serious personal injury to you and /or
bystanders, and risk of equipment and property
damage. The triangle in the text signifies
important cautions or warnings which must be
followed.
1
Safety Rules & Information
This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet. Read these safety rules and follow them closely.
Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control of unit, severe personal injury or death to you, or
bystanders, or damage to property or equipment. The triangle
in text signifies important cautions or
warnings which must be followed.
TRAINING
OPERATION
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manuals before operating this
unit. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the
proper use of the equipment. Know how to stop the
unit and disengage the controls quickly.
2. Never allow children to operate the equipment.
Never allow adults to operate the equipment without
proper instruction.
3. Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children and pets.
4. Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling especially
when operating in reverse.
1. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
2. Exercise extreme caution when operating on or
crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for
hidden hazards or traffic.
3. After striking a foreign object, stop the engine (motor),
remove the wire from the spark plug, disconnect the
cord on electric motors, thoroughly inspect the
snowthrower for any damage, and repair the damage
before restarting and operating the snowthrower.
4. If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
5. Stop the engine (motor) whenever you leave the
operating position, before unclogging the
collector/impeller housing or discharge guide, and
when making any repairs, adjustments, or inspections.
6. When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting make certain
the collector/impeller and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep
the wire away from the plug to prevent accidental
starting.
7. Do not run the engine indoors except for starting the
engine or for transporting the snowthrower in or out of
the building. Open the outside doors; exhaust fumes
are dangerous.
8. Exercise extreme caution when operating on slopes.
Do not attempt to clear steep slopes.
9. Never operate the snowthrower without proper
guards, plates, or other safety protective devices in
place and working.
10. Never direct the discharge toward people or areas
where property damage can occur. Keep children
and others away.
11. Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting
to clear snow at too fast a rate.
12. Never operate the machine at high transport speeds
on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care
when operating in reverse.
13. Disengage power to the collector/impeller when
snowthrower is transported or not in use.
14. Use only attachments and accessories approved by
the manufacturer of the snowthrower (such as wheel
weights, counterweights, or cabs).
15. Never operate the snowthrower without good visibility
or light. Always be sure of your footing, and keep a
firm hold on the handles. Walk, never run.
16. Never touch a hot engine or muffler.
17. Never operate the snowthrower near glass enclosures, automobiles, window wells, drop-offs, and the
like without proper adjustment of the discharge angle.
18. Never direct discharge at bystanders or allow anyone
in front of the unit.
19. Never leave a running unit unattended. Always disengage the auger and traction controls, stop engine,
and remove keys.
20. Do not operate the unit while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
PREPARATION
1. Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is
to be used and remove all doormat, sleds, boards,
wires, and other foreign objects.
2. Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before
starting engine (motor).
3. Do not operate the equipment without wearing adequate winter outer garments. Wear footwear that will
improve footing on slippery surfaces.
4. Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable.
(a) Use an approved fuel container.
(b) Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine.
(c) Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never fill
fuel tank indoors. Replace fuel cap securely and
wipe up spilled fuel.
(d) Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground, away from your vehicle, before
filling.
(e) When practical, remove gas-powered equipment
from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If
this is not possible, then refuel such on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
(f) Keep nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank
or container opening at all times, until refueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
(g) Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe up spilled
fuel.
(h) If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
5. Use extension cords and receptacles as specified by
the manufacturer for all units with electric drive
motors or electric starting motors.
6. Adjust the collector housing height to clear gravel or
crushed rock surfaces.
7. Never attempt to make any adjustments while the
engine (motor) is running (except when specifically
recommended by the manufacturer).
8. Let engine (motor) and machine adjust to outdoor
temperatures before starting to clear snow.
9. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during
operation or while performing an adjustment or repair
to protect eye from foreign objects that may be
thrown from the machine.
TP-600-3606-02-LW-UV
2
Safety Rules
8. Always follow the engine manual instructions for storage preparations before storing the unit for both short
and long term periods.
9. Always follow the engine manual instructions for
proper start-up procedures when returning the unit to
service.
10. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as
necessary.
11. Keep nuts and bolts tight and keep equipment in
good condition.
12. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly and make necessary repairs if
they are not functioning properly.
13. Components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration. Frequently check components and replace
with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when necessary.
14. Check control operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
15. Use only factory authorized replacement parts when
making repairs.
16. Always comply with factory specifications on all settings and adjustments.
17. Only authorized service locations should be utilized
for major service and repair requirements.
18. Never attempt to make major repairs on this unit
unless you have been properly trained. Improper service procedures can result in hazardous operation,
equipment damage and voiding of manufacturer’s
warranty.
19. Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is
in safe working condition.
21. Keep in mind the operator is responsible for accidents occurring to other people or property.
22. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and
above, are involved in a large percentage of power
equipment-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the unit safely enough
to protect themselves and others from injury.
23. DO NOT wear long scarves or loose clothing that
could become entangled in moving parts.
24. Snow can hide obstacles. Make sure to remove all
obstacles from the area to be cleared.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
unit and the operating activity. Never assume that children
will remain where you last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
2. Be alert and turn unit off if children enter the area.
3. Never allow children to operate the unit.
4. Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
vision.
CLEARING A CLOGGED DISCHARGE
CHUTE
Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge chute is the most common cause of injury associated with snowthrowers. Never use your hand to clean
out the discharge chute.
To clear the chute:
1. SHUT OFF THE ENGINE.
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the impeller blades have
stopped rotating.
3. Always use a clean out tool, not your hands.
EMISSIONS
1. Engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals
known, in certain quantities, to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
2. If available, look for the relevant Emissions Durability
Period and Air Index information on the engine emissions label.
SERVICE, MAINTENANCE, AND STORAGE
1. Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is
in safe working condition.
2. Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank
inside a building where ignition sources are present
such as hot water and spacer heaters, or clothes dryers. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
3. Always refer to the operator’s manual for important
details if the snowthrower is to be stored for an
extended period.
4. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as
necessary.
5. Run the machine a few minutes after throwing snow
to prevent freeze-up of the collector/impeller.
6. If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine but
move the machine away from the area of spillage and
avoid creating any source of ignition until fuel vapors
have dissipated.
7. Always observe safe refueling and fuel handling practices when refueling the unit after transportation or
storage.
3
4
Decals
DECALS
This unit has been designed and manufactured to provide you with the safety and reliability you would expect
from an industry leader in outdoor power equipment.
The safety decals below are on your unit.
Although reading this manual and safety instructions it
contains will provide you with the necessary basic knowledge to operate this equipment safely and effectively, we
have placed several safety labels on the unit to remind
you of this important information while you are operating
your unit.
These labels are easily applied and will act as a constant
visual reminder to you, and others who may use the
equipment, to follow the safety instructions necessary for
safe, effective, operation.
If any of these decals are lost or damaged, replace them
at once. See your local dealer for replacements.
NOTE: Engine operation and safety decals are supplied
by the engine manufacturer.
All WARNING, CAUTION, and instructional messages
on your unit should be carefully read and obeyed.
Personal bodily injury can result when these instructions
are not followed. The information is for your safety and it
is important.
NORTH AMERICAN MODEL DECALS
Free Hand Free Hand Easy-Turn Easy-Turn
Drive
Drive
Unlocked
Locked
Locked Released
1726945
Traction
Engage
Traction
Disengage
WARNING
Auger
Engage
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
• Read the operator's manual for operating and
• Always direct discharge chute so as to avoid
safety instructions.
injury to persons or damage to property.
• Do not defeat the safety features of control. They
• Stop engine and disconnect spark plug wire
are for your protection.
before servicing the unit.
• Keep machine properly maintained and serviced with • When traction and auger controls are depressed,
all shields, guards, and protective devices in place.
the Free Hand™ control is activated. This allows
• Never allow children to operate snowthrower.
the auger control to be released, yet auger
• Keep area of operation clear of all persons,
rotation will continue until the Free Hand control
especially children.
is released.
Auger
Disengage
1726946
Part No. 1726945 - WARNING / Main Dash Decal, North
American Tube Handle Models
Part No. 1726946
Auger Control Decal
Tube Handle Models
Part No. 1722867
Lubrication Decal
(Tube Handle Models)
WARNING
Free Hand Free Hand
Locked Unlocked
Traction Traction
Engage Disengage
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
Easy-Turn Easy-Turn
Drive Locked Drive Released
• Read the operator's manual for operating and safety instructions.
• Do not defeat the safety features of control. They are for your protection.
• Keep machine properly maintained and serviced with all shields, guards,
and protective devices in place.
• Never allow children to operate snowthrower.
• Keep area of operation clear of all persons, especially children.
• Always direct discharge chute so as to avoid injury to persons or damage
to property.
• Stop engine and disconnect spark plug wire before servicing the unit.
• When traction and auger controls are depressed, the Free Hand™
control is activated. This allows the auger control to be released, yet
auger rotation will continue until the Free Hand control is released.
Auger
Engage
Auger
Disengage
1726947
Part No. 1726947 - WARNING / Main Dash Decal, North
American Channel Handle Models
Part No. 1716532
Auger Danger Decal
Part No. 7071880
Discharge Chute
Danger Decal
CE MODEL DECALS
1727023
1727022
Part No. 1727022 - WARNING / Main Dash Decal, CE
Tube Handle Models
Part No. 1727023
Auger Control Decal
Tube Handle Models
1727024
Part No. 1727024 - WARNING / Main Dash Decal, CE
Channel Handle Models
Part No. 1727208
Auger Danger Decal
Part No. 1727207
Discharge Chute
Danger Decal
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Part No. 1722867
Lubrication Decal
(Tube Handle Models)
Safety Icons
SAFETY ICONS
WARNING: READ OPERATOR’S
MANUAL.
WARNING: DISMEMBERMENT.
Read and understand the Operator’s
Manual before using this machine.
This machine can amputate limbs.
Keep bystanders and children away
when engine is running.
DANGER: THROWN OBJECTS.
DANGER: DISMEMBERMENT.
This machine is capable of throwing
objects and debris. Keep bystanders
away.
The auger can amputate limbs. Keep
hands and feet away from auger and
rotating parts.
WARNING: REMOVE KEY BEFORE
SERVICING.
DANGER: DISMEMBERMENT.
The impeller can amputate limbs.
Stop the engine, remove the key, and
disconnect spark plug wire before
clearing the discharge chute or performing service work. Keep hands
and feet away from impeller and rotating parts.
Remove the key, disconnect spark
plug wire, and consult technical literature before performing repairs or
maintenance.
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Identification Numbers
SA
M
North American
Models
PL
E
169XXXX
Serial No.:
kW:
Engine RPM
LpA:
Vibration:
XXXXX
XXX
XXXX
XXX dB(A)
XXX m/s²
SA
Mfg. No.:
2002
dB(A)
CE Models
M
PL
PRODUCT
Simplicity Mfg. Inc.
Port Washington, WI USA 53074-0997
REFERENCE
DATA
E
Model Description Name/Number
Identification Numbers
When contacting your authorized dealer for replacement parts, service, or information you MUST have
these numbers.
Record your model name/number, manufacturer’s identification numbers, and engine serial numbers in the
space provided for easy access. These numbers can be
found in the locations shown.
Unit MFG Number
Unit SERIAL Number
Mower Deck MFG Number
Mower Deck SERIAL Number
Dealer Name
Date Purchased
ENGINE REFERENCE DATA
NOTE: For location of engine identification numbers,
refer to the engine owner’s manual.
Engine Make
Engine Model
Engine Type/Spec
Engine Code/Serial Number
CE Models: Place the extra copy of the identification tag
in the manual
CE IDENTIFICATION TAG MARKINGS
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
A
B
Manufacturer’s Identification Number
Manufacturer’s Serial Number
Power Rating in Kilowatts
Maximum Engine Speed in Rotations per Minute
Manufacturer’s Address
Year of Manufacture
CE Compliance Logo
Mass of Unit in Kilograms
Sound Power in Decibels ***
Sound Pressure at Operator’s Position in Decibels **
Vibration*
F
G
I
C
D
J
Mfg. No.:
169XXXX
Serial No.:
kW:
Engine RPM
LpA:
Vibration:
XXXXX
XXX
XXXX
XXX dB(A)
XXX m/s²
2002
dB(A)
K
Simplicity Mfg. Inc.
Port Washington, WI USA 53074-0997
E
This unit complies with European Harmonized Lawn Mower
Standard EN 836, European Machinery Directive 98/37/EC,
and European EMC Directive 89/336/EC
CE Models:
Place copy of
Identification Tag here.
* Tested according to EN 836:1997/A2:2001, EN 1032:
1996, EN 1033:1995
** Tested according to EN836:1997/A2:2001
*** Tested according to 2000/14/EC
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H
Features, Controls, & Operation
Please take a moment
and familiarize
yourself with the
name, location, and
function of these
controls so that you will
better understand the
safety and operating
instructions provided in
this manual.
1,2..
Manual
Rotator
Model
CONTROL LOCATIONS
Electric
Rotator
Model
The information below briefly describes the function of individual controls. Starting, stopping, and driving require the
combined use of several controls applied in specific sequences. To learn what combination and sequence of controls
to use for various tasks see the OPERATION section.
1,2..
Speed Selector
Traction Control / Free Hand™ Lock
Selects forward speeds 1-5 and reverse speeds 1-2. No
neutral position or gate is required, since the traction
drive design automatically provides "neutral" (no forward
or reverse movement), whenever the Drive Control is
released.
Engages traction drive to wheels when depressed. Also
locks auger control when depressed simultaneously.
Releasing the traction control lever releases the Free
Hand™ auger control lock and stops the drive wheels.
8
Features & Controls
Auger Control
Fuel
Engages the auger/impeller when depressed. Releasing
the control stops the auger/impeller.
Fuel tank filler cap (see illustration). Note: The fuel shut
off valve is located under the fuel tank or on the front of
the engine. Close the valve when the snowthrower is not
in use. Open the valve before starting.
Chute Direction Control
Models with Electric Chute Rotator: Depressing the
chute rotator switch rotates the chute left or right.
Primer Button
When pressed, the primer button provides initial fuel to
help start a cold engine. Normally, pressing the primer
button twice will provide enough fuel to start a cold
engine.
Models with Manual Chute Rotator: Turning the crank
rotates the discharge chute to desired position.
Remote/Regular Deflector Control
Regular (Knob) Chute Deflector: Locks chute deflector in
desired position. Tilting the chute deflector UP provides
a higher stream and greater distance, while tilting the
deflector DOWN provides a lower stream and less distance.
Throttle Lever
Controls engine speed. Move toward the hare icon for
faster engine speed, move toward the turtle icon for
slower engine speed. Move the throttle all the way to
STOP to stop the engine. Set throttle to FULL/FAST
(hare icon) for operation.
Remote Chute Deflector: Twist the knob to unlock the
chute deflector. Pull or push the knob to change the
deflector angle. UP provides a higher stream and
greater distance, while tilting the deflector DOWN provides a lower stream and less distance.
Engine Key
The engine key prevents the engine from being started.
The key must be fully inserted into the key slot for the
unit to start. The key can also used to stop the engine by
pulling the key out of the key slot.
Easy Turn™ Control
Easy Turn Control: Engaging the Easy Turn™ lever
releases the right wheel to allow easy turning in tight
areas. Releasing the control automatically engages both
drive wheels for full traction.
Choke Knob
The choke knob adjusts the air/fuel mixture, and is used
to help start a cold engine by providing a richer mixture.
Once the engine is warm and running smoothly, the
choke knob should be set to the off position to provide a
normal air/fuel mix.
Traction Lock Pins: The right traction wheel can be
completely released using the locking pin (see Figure 7).
This allows the unit to be easily moved with the engine
off.
Grip Warmers (Select Models)
Starter
The optional grip warmers are powered when the engine
is running and have three settings: low, off, and high.
Electric Start (If Equipped): Depressing the starter button activates the electric starter. The electric start button
operates on 120 Volts AC, which is provided by connection to the extension cord provided with units equipped
with this feature. Connect this extension cord ONLY to a
properly grounded 3 prong electrical outlet.
Headlight (Select Models, Not Pictured)
For use in low sunlight - early morning and evening. The
headlight is on at all times when the engine is running.
Recoil Starter (All Models): Pulling the recoil handle
cranks the engine.
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Operation
GENERAL OPERATION
WARNING
This unit is a “two-stage” snowthrower.
CHECKS BEFORE EACH START-UP
The first stage is the auger, which feeds the snow
back into the impeller housing. The second stage
is the impeller, which throws the snow out the
discharge chute. If bodily contact is made with
the auger or impeller when they are rotating,
severe personal injury will occur.
1. Make sure all safety guards are in place and all nuts,
bolts and clips are secure.
2. Check to make sure that the clean-out is attached to
the handle on the machine. Do not operate the
machine without the clean-out tool properly stored on
the handle.
To avoid injury, keep others and yourself away
from the auger and the discharge chute whenever
the engine is running. Read and follow all of the
safety rules and warnings in this manual.
3. Check the engine oil level. See your engine owner’s
manual for procedure and specifications.
4. Check to make sure spark plug wire is attached and
spark plug is tightened securely. If necessary, torque
spark plug to 15 ft. lbs.
DANGER
5. Check the fuel supply. Fill the tank no closer than 1/4
to 1/2 inch of top of tank to provide space for expansion. See your engine owner’s manual for fuel recommendations.
Do not clean out discharge chute with hands.
Contact with moving parts inside chute will
cause serious injury. Use clean out tool provided
with machine. Use the following procedure to
remove objects or clear the chute:
6. Check the scraper bar to make sure it is set at the
desired height. Adjust the skid shoes if necessary.
1. Stop the engine. Remove the key
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the auger/impeller
blades have stopped rotating.
3. Always use the clean-out tool. DO NOT use your
hands.
7. Check the drive control (B, Figure 2), and auger control (C) for proper operation. If adjustment is required,
see the service section for procedures.
8. Check the chute direction control (D, Figure 2) for
proper operation. The discharge chute should rotate
freely in both directions. See the service section for
adjustment procedures and troubleshooting.
9. Check the chute deflector (E, Figure 2) for proper
operation. The deflector should pivot freely up and
down when the chute deflector knob is loosened.
WARNING
10. Position the chute at the desired starting direction
and set the deflector at the desired angle.
For your safety, operation on slopes should be in
an up and down direction only. If it becomes
necessary to move across the face of a slope, use
caution and do not blow snow. Be very careful
when changing direction on a slope.
11. Check the speed selector (A, Figure 2) for smooth
operation. The control must move freely into each
speed position gate and remain in position when
released. If the speed selector does not move freely
into all forward and reverse speed positions, contact
your local authorized dealer for assistance.
Proper winter footwear is recommended for the
operator to help prevent slipping. Never attempt
to clean snow from excessively steep slopes. The
maximum slope for any operation is 17.7% (10º).
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and must be
handled with care. Never fill the tank when the
engine is hot or running. Always move outdoors
to fill the tank. Keep snowthrower and gasoline
away from open flame or spark.
10
Operation
STARTING CONTROLS
G
F
B
E
See Figure 1for the following instructions.
A
Units with Optional Electric Start
C
A. Electric Start Button - The Electric Start Button
(A) activates an electric starter mounted to the
engine, eliminating the need to pull the starter handle. The Electric Start Button operates on 120 Volts
AC, which is provided by connection to the extension
cord provided with units equipped with this feature.
Connect this extension cord ONLY to a properly
grounded 3 prong electrical outlet.
D
Manual Start
B. Fuel Valve - The fuel valve (B) is located under the
fuel tank. It is used to turn the fuel supply off for outof-season storage.
Figures 1. Engine Controls
A. Electric Start Button
B. Fuel Valve
C. Starter Handle
D. Primer Button
E. Throttle Lever
F. Engine Key
G. Choke Knob
C. Starter Handle - The starter handle (C) connects to a
starter cord to manually start the engine. Pulling
starter handle rapidly spins the engine crankshaft,
cycles the engine, and generates the spark necessary for starting the engine.
D. Primer Button - When pressed, the primer button
(D) provides initial fuel to help start a cold engine.
Normally, pressing the primer button twice will provide enough fuel to start a cold engine.
E. Throttle Lever - The throttle lever (E) controls the
engine speed. For best overall performance, the
throttle lever should be set to the FAST position. Use
the SLOW position only for warming the engine, or to
help prevent snow/ice freeze-up when shutting the
unit down for the day.
4. Turn the choke knob (G) fully clockwise if engine is
cold. (Do not choke a warm engine.)
5. Push the primer button (D) two times if engine is cold.
(Do not prime a warm engine.)
6. Engine Mounted Electric Start: Press the starter
button to crank the engine.
Manual Start: Pull starter handle (C) rapidly to start
the engine. Do not allow the starter handle to snap
back—let the starter rope rewind slowly—while keeping a firm grip on the starter handle.
7. As the engine starts and begins to operate evenly,
turn the choke knob (G) slowly counter-clockwise to
the OFF position, and set the Throttle Lever to
SLOW. If the engine falters, turn the choke knob
clockwise until the engine runs smoothly, and let it
run briefly before returning the choke to the OFF
position.
NOTE: Allow the engine to warm up at SLOW throttle for
a few minutes before operating the snowthrower at full
speed. The engine will not develop full power until it
reaches operating temperature. After warming up,
always operate at full throttle.
F. Engine Key - The engine key (F) prevents the
engine from being started by unauthorized individuals. The key must be fully inserted into the key slot
for the unit to start. The key is also used to stop the
engine by pulling the key out of the key slot.
G. Choke Knob - The choke knob (G) adjusts the
air/fuel mixture, and is used to help start a cold
engine by providing a richer mixture. Once the engine
is warm and running smoothly, the choke knob
should be set to the off position to provide a normal
air/fuel mix.
STARTING THE ENGINE
1. Turn the fuel valve (located below the fuel tank) to
the ON position.
2. Insert the engine key (F, Figure 1) into the engine key
slot and push fully in to the RUN position.
3. Move the throttle lever (E) fully up to the FAST position.
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Operation
OPERATING THE SNOWTHROWER
WARNING
1. Rotate the discharge chute to the desired direction.
When BOTH levers are depressed, the FreeHand™ Control is activated. This allows Auger
Engage Control to be released — YET AUGER
ROTATION WILL CONTINUE — until the FreeHand™ Control is released.
2. Set the speed selector to the desired forward speed.
3. Fully press and hold the auger engage control (C,
Figure 2) on the right-hand grip to begin auger rotation. Releasing the auger engage control will disengage the auger —unless the Free-Hand™ Control
has been activated (See step 5 below).
4. Fully press and hold the traction & Free-Hand™
Control lever (B, Figure 2) on the left-hand grip to
engage the traction drive and begin moving the
snowthrower. To disengage the traction drive, completely release the lever.
A
C
B
5. When BOTH levers are depressed, the Free-Hand™
Control is activated. This allows Auger Engage
Control to be released — YET AUGER ROTATION
WILL CONTINUE — until the Free-Hand™ Control
is released.
6. Select forward or reverse speeds as needed using
the Speed Selector (A, Figure 2). Release both control levers before changing drive speeds.
D
F
CLEARING A CLOGGED DISCHARGE
CHUTE
E
Figure 2. Controls (from operator’s position)
A. Speed Selector
B. Traction & Free-Hand™ Control
C. Auger Engage Control
D. Chute Direction Control Knob
E. Chute Direction Control Remote
F. Remote Deflector Control
Hand contact with the rotating auger/impeller inside the
discharge chute is the most common cause of injury
associated with snowthrowers. DO NOT use your hand
to clean out the discharge chute. To clear the chute:
1. Stop the engine. Remove the key
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the auger/impeller blades
have stopped rotating.
3. Always use the clean-out tool. DO NOT use your
hands.
GROUND SPEED SELECTOR
Use the speed selector (A, Figure 2) to control the drive
speed of the snowthrower. There are five forward speeds
and two reverse speeds.
Use the lower speeds to blow deep or wet snow. Use the
higher speeds to blow light snow or to drive the snowthrower without blowing snow.
To change speeds, release both control levers (B, Figure
2), then move the speed selector to the desired setting.
Fully depress the control levers to resume.
ENGINE SPEED
Always run the snowthrower at full throttle.
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Operation
DEFLECTOR
The distance of the discharged snow is mainly controlled
by the position of the deflector. (Engine speed also
affects distance of discharge.) The more the deflector is
tilted UP, the farther snow will be thrown.
Models with Chute Deflector Knob
See Figure 3.
1. Loosen the deflector knob, tilt the deflector UP or
DOWN.
2. Retighten the knob when desired angle has been
chosen.
Models with Remote Deflector Control
See Figure 4.
1. Turn the remote deflector control (C) counterclockwise to UNLOCK, and the spring (B) will pull the
deflector to the maximum throwing position (A). Push
the knob UP to decrease the throwing distance.
2. Turn the remote deflector control knob clockwise to
LOCK in place when the desired angle has been chosen.
A
B
Figure 3. Chute Deflector Adjustment (Some Models)
A. Chute Deflector Knob
B. Chute Deflector
A
C
SCRAPER BAR & SKID SHOES
B
On smooth surfaces such as concrete or asphalt, the
scraper bar (A, Figure 5) should scrape the surface. On
surfaces such as gravel, the scraper bar should be high
enough so that it will not pick up gravel or debris.
The height of the scraper bar (A) is controlled by raising
or lowering the skid shoes (B).
1. To raise the scraper bar height, rest the scraper bar
(A) on a strip of wood equal in thickness to the desired
height.
2. Make sure the scraper bar is parallel to the ground
surface.
3. Loosen the skid shoe nuts (C) and let the skid shoes
(B) drop to the surface.
4. Tighten the nuts (C), making sure the skid shoes are
adjusted equally and are parallel to the surface.
5. To lower the height of the scraper bar, raise the skid
shoes.
6. If the scraper bar becomes worn, it can be replaced
by removing the hardware attaching it to the
snowthrower.
Figure 4. Remote Deflector Control (Some Models)
A. Maximum Throwing Position
B. Spring
C. Control Handle
A
C
B
Figure 5. Skid Shoe Adjustment
A. Scraper Bar
B. Skid Shoe
C. Nuts
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Operation
FULL TRACTION
EASY TURN™ TRACTION
Easy Turn™
Lever
Engaged
Easy Turn™
Lever
Released
Right Wheel Freewheels,
Left Wheel Drives
Both Wheels Drive
Figure 6. Easy Turn Control
A
B
EASY TURN™ FREEWHEELING AND
TRACTION DRIVE LOCK
While Clearing Snow:
For easy turning when using the snowthrower, squeeze
the Easy Turn™ lever (Figure 6). Engaging the Easy
Turn™ lever releases the right traction wheel but allows
the left wheel to continue driving (Figure 6). Releasing
the Easy Turn™ lever automatically engages both drive
wheels for full traction.
Figure 7. Traction Drive Lock
A. Pin in Outer Hole (Freewheel)
B. Pin in Inner Hole (Drive)
2. To DISENGAGE the traction drive lock, insert the
Traction Lock Pin through the outer hole in the right
axle. The unit can now be pushed with minimal resistance.
NOTE: The Easy Turn™ lever will be more difficult to
activate under a heavy load. Activate the lever before
beginning a turn.
When Pushing the Snowthrower:
3. To ENGAGE the traction drive lock, align the hole in
the hub with the inner hole in the axle, and install the
Traction Lock Pin.
For easy turning when pushing the snowthrower, disengage the right wheel using the traction lock pin (See
Figure 7.)
NOTE: Be sure both wheels are locked (locking pin in
inner hole) when clearing snow.
1. Turn the unit off, remove the engine key, and disconnect the spark plug wire.
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Storage
AFTER EACH USE
WARNING
Normal use of the snowthrower may result in a build-up
of packed snow in and around the starter cord housing
and around engine controls. Heat from the engine will
usually prevent the snow from freezing solid while the
unit is running, but after the engine is shut down, some
snow may continue melting from engine heat, and later
freeze around some moving parts as the unit cools.
Never store the unit, with gasoline in engine or
fuel tank, in a heated shelter or in enclosed,
poorly ventilated enclosures. Gasoline fumes may
reach an open flame, spark or pilot light (such as
a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer, etc.) and
cause an explosion.
After each period of use, follow these steps to prevent
freeze-up caused by ice formation in and around the
engine controls and external parts.
Handle gasoline carefully. It is highly flammable
and careless use could result in serious fire
damage to your person or property.
1. Before shutting off the engine, pull the starter rope
out 2 - 3 times, and allow it to rewind slowly. This will
help clear packed snow from the starter cord area.
Allow the engine to run for several minutes.
Drain fuel into an approved container outdoors
away from open flame or sparks.
2. Stop the engine by moving the throttle lever (See
Figure 1) down, or by pulling out the engine key.
3. Brush snow and ice from the snowthrower. Be sure to
clear engine and snowthrower controls, discharge
chute, worm and chute rod gears, clutch cable areas,
and anywhere else snow has accumulated.
STORAGE
WARNING
Never store the unit (with fuel) in an enclosed,
poorly ventilated structure. Fuel vapors can
travel to an ignition source (such as a furnace,
water heater, etc.) and cause an explosion.
4. Always remove the engine key and store in a safe
place to prevent unauthorized use.
5. If the snowthrower is kept in a cold shelter, fill the fuel
tank to prevent condensation. Do not store near
sparks or flame.
Fuel vapor is also toxic to humans and animals.
Note: The Engine Owner’s Manual contains further information on preventing ice formation and freeze-up.
Before you store your unit for the off-season, read the
Maintenance and Storage instructions in the Safety
Rules section, then perform the following steps:
• Disengage the PTO, set the parking brake, and
remove the key.
• Perform engine maintenance and storage measures
listed in the engine owner’s manual. This includes
draining the fuel system, or adding stabilizer to the
fuel (do not store a fueled unit in an enclosed structure - see warning).
Before starting the unit after it has been stored:
• Check all fluid levels. Check all maintenance items.
• Perform all recommended checks and procedures
found in the engine owner’s manual.
• Allow the engine to warm up for several minutes
before use.
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Regular Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
MAINTENANCE REQUIRED
FREQUENCY
NOTES
Check auger gear case lubrication.**
25 Hours
Winter Weight
Worm Gear Oil
Lubricate snowthrower.
10 Hours
10W Oil and Grease
Check tire pressure.
Monthly
20 psi (1.37 bar)
Change engine oil.*✛
50 Hours✛
See Engine Manual
Yearly
See Engine Manual
4-6 Hours
N/A
Yearly
Lithium Grease
Check / Lubricate Free-Hand Linkage.
10 Hours
10W Oil
Lubricate Auger Shaft.***
10 Hours
Lithium Grease
Clean or replace spark plug.✛
Check drive linkage/belt tension.
Lubricate Axle Shafts.
* Change original oil after two hours of operation.
** Check oil level each fall and spring.
✛ See your engine Owner’s Manual.
***Lubricate each fall and spring.
CHECKING TIRE PRESSURE
The air pressure in each tire (Figure 8) should be 20 psi
(136 kPa) and should be equal for both tires for best performance. Be sure to keep caps on valves to prevent
entry of debris into the valve stem when tires are filled.
Figure 8. Checking Tire Pressure
AUGER GEAR CASE LUBRICATION
1. Place the snowthrower on a level surface.
2. Remove the pipe plug (A, Figure 9).
3. Check the lubricant level. It should be level with the
lower edge of the plug opening. If not, add The
Dealer Line Winter Weight Worm Gear Oil (available
from your dealer).
4. Re-install pipe plug, and tighten securely.
Pipe Plug
Figure 9. Auger Lubrication
A. Pipe Plug
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Regular Maintenance
LUBRICATION
IMPORTANT NOTE
It is very important that grease fittings on the
auger shaft are lubricated regularly. If auger
rusts to shaft, damage to worm gear may occur
if shear pins do not break.
To prevent wheels rusting to axles, it is also
necessary to remove the wheels and grease the
axles regularly.
Remove wheels and grease axles once each year.
Figure 10. Chute Lubrication
Apply medium weight (10W) oil to points shown (See
Figures 10-13).
A
Apply 5W-50 synthetic motor oil to the friction disk drive
hex shaft (A, Figure 11).
Generally, all moving metal parts should be oiled where
contact is made with other parts. Keep oil and grease off
belts, pulley grooves, drive disc, and friction disc.
LUBRICATION NOTES:
Grease locations indicated by grease gun symbol.
Use grease fittings when present. Disassemble
parts to apply grease to moving parts when grease
fittings are not installed.
Figure 11. Drive Lubrication
A. Hex Shaft
Oil locations indicated by oil can symbol. Do not
allow oil to drip onto traction drive or friction disc.
Do not lubricate remote deflector control.
Figure 12. Grease Axles & Lubricate Control Levers
(Channel Handle Model Shown)
Figure 13. Lubricate Deflector Hinges
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Regular Maintenance
CHECK / LUBRICATE FREE-HAND
LINKAGE
Check the function of the Free-Hand controls: the controls should function as described in the CONTROLS
section. It is critical for the safe operation of the unit
that the controls disengage when released.
If the controls do not function properly, lubricate them. If
lubrication does not rectify the problem, see your dealer.
Under no circumstances should the unit be used if the
controls are not functioning properly.
A
Figure 15. Lubricate Free-Hand™ Control Linkage
A. DO NOT Lubricate Deflector Control
IMPORTANT NOTE
It is very important that grease fittings on the auger shaft
are lubricated regularly. If auger rusts to shaft, damage to
worm gear may occur if shear pins do not break.
Figure 16. Lubricate Free Hand Control
LUBRICATING THE AUGER SHAFT &
ASSEMBLY
1. Remove cotter pin (C, Figure 17) and shear pin (B).
2. Use a grease gun and squirt several shots of grease
into grease fitting (A).
C
3. Rotate auger assembly (D) several times to distribute
the grease evenly. Repeat step 2.
B
4. Reinstall shear pin (B) and cotter pin (C).
A
5. Repeat procedure for other side.
B
C
A
D
D
Figure 17. Lubricating the Auger Shaft Assembly
A. Grease Fittings
C. Cotter Pins
B. Shear Pins
D. Auger Assembly
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Troubleshooting, Adjustments, Service
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING
This section provides troubleshooting and service
instructions. Locate the problem and check the possible
cause/remedy in the order listed.
Before performing any adjustment or service to
snowthrower, stop the engine and wait for
moving parts to stop. Remove the key. To prevent
accidental starting, disconnect the spark plug
wire and fasten away from the plug.
Also, refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s Manual
for additional information.
For problems not covered here, contact your local dealer.
PROBLEM
Engine fails to start.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
1. Key is OFF.
1. Push key in to the ON position.
2. Failure to prime cold engine
3. Fuel valve is in CLOSED position.
2. Press primer button twice and
restart.
3. Turn valve to OPEN position.
4. Out of fuel.
4. Fill fuel tank.
5. Choke OFF - cold engine.
5. Turn choke to ON, set throttle to
FAST.
6. Turn choke to OFF; try starting.
6. Engine flooded.
7. No spark.
1. Fuel mixture too rich.
7. Check gap. Gap plug, clean electrode, or replace plug as necessary.
8. Drain tank (Dispose of fuel at an
authorized hazardous waste facility).
Fill with fresh fuel.
1. Move choke to OFF position.
2. Carburetor adjusted incorrectly.
2. See your dealer for adjustments.
8. Water in fuel, or old fuel.
Engine starts hard or runs poorly.
REMEDY
3. Spark plug faulty, fouled, or gapped 3. Clean and gap, or replace.
improperly.
4. Fuel cap vent is blocked.
4.Clear vent.
Scraper bar does not clean hard
surface.
1. Skid shoes improperly adjusted.
1. Skid shoes improperly adjusted.
Auger does not rotate.
1. Auger control not engaged.
2. Foreign matter blocking auger.
1. RAISE skid shoes (this lowers the
scraper bar).
1. LOWER skid shoes (this raises the
scraper bar.)
1. Engage auger control.
4. Auger drive belt slipping.
2. STOP engine and REMOVE the
key. DISCONNECT the spark plug
wire. Clear auger using clean-out
tool. See warning in SAFETY
RULES.
3. Tighten to remove slack. See auger
clutch rod adjustment.
4. Check auger drive belt adjustment.
5. Broken belt.
5. Replace belt.
6. Shear pin broken.
6. Replace shear pin.
3. Auger drive clutch rod slack.
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
Auger rotates, but snow is not
thrown far enough
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
1. Chute deflector too low.
1. Adjust deflector as necessary.
2. Engine speed too slow.
2. Set speed to full throttle.
3. Ground speed too fast.
3. Use slower speed selector setting.
4. Snowthrower discharge chute
clogged.
5. Auger belt loose or worn.
4. STOP engine and REMOVE the
key. DISCONNECT the spark plug
wire. Clear auger using clean-out
tool. See warning in SAFETY
RULES.
5. Check auger drive belt adjustment
Poor traction
1. Tires slipping.
1. Check tire pressure and tread.
Auger does not stop when auger
lever is released
1. Free-Hand™ control is ACTIVE.
1. Release BOTH auger engage
Control AND Free-Hand™ Control
to stop auger.
2. Loosen or straighten clutch rod.
2. Auger clutch rod too tight or bent.
3. Auger drive belt out of adjustment. 3. Adjust auger belt.
Snowthrower does not stop when
drive lever is released
4. Auger belt guide out of adjustment. 4. Adjust auger belt guide.
1. Traction drive clutch rod bent or too 1. Loosen rod to remove slack or
tight.
replace. See adjustment procedure.
1. Traction drive clutch rod loose.
1. Tighten to remove slack. See
adjustment procedure.
2. Drive belt loose, broken, or
2. Replace drive belt.
stretched.
3. Drive roller chain damaged.
3. Replace chain.
4. Traction lock pins in free-Wheeling 4. Change traction lock pins to INNER
position (OUTER hole).
hole to engage traction drive.
Discharge control is difficult to
operate.
5. Friction disc worn.
5. Replace disc (see your dealer).
1. Gearing needs lubrication
1. Oil or grease as required.
2. Worm gear not adjusted properly.
2. Adjust worm gear. See adjustment
procedure.
3. Adjust gear bracket. See adjustment procedure.
1. Check tire pressure.
3. Control rod gears misaligned.
Snowthrower veers to one side.
1. Tire pressure not equal.
Excessive vibration.
2. One wheel is set in free-wheeling
mode. (Traction Lock Pin is in the
OUTER hole).
1. Loose parts or damaged auger.
2. Make certain the left traction lock
pin is in the INNER holes (to
engage traction drive).
1. STOP engine and REMOVE the
key. DISCONNECT the spark plug
wire. Tighten all hardware. Replace
auger if necessary. If vibration continues, see your dealer.
1. Traction drive out of adjustment.
1. Readjust drive, or shift speed selector setting up one speed faster.
Drive fails to move snowthrower
at slow speeds.
Speed selector difficult to move or 1. Hex shaft needs lubrication.
frozen in place.
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1. Lubricate hex shaft with 5W-50 synthetic motor oil (see Maintenance).
Adjustments
C
A
B
A
D
C
B
Figure 18. Speed Selector Linkage
A. Shift Rod
B. Carriage Bolts
C. Nuts
Figure 19. Auger Drive Linkage (Channel Handle
Models)
A. Turnbuckle
B. Spring Hook
C. Lever
D. Nuts
SPEED SELECTOR ADJUSTMENT
1. Loosen the two nuts (C, Figure 18).
2. Place the shift lever in 5th gear.
3. Push the lower rod into the housing and tighten the
two nuts (C). Do not lift up or down on rods while
tightening. Make sure the shoulders of the carriage
bolts (B) are in the slots.
A
D
4. Always check traction drive tension and auger drive
tension after adjusting speed selector.
E
C
AUGER DRIVE TENSION
B
WARNING
Do not over-tighten, as this may lift the lever and
cause auger drive to be engaged without
depressing the Auger Control.
Figure 20. Auger Drive Adjustment (Tube Handle
Models)
A. Adjusting Flats
B. Spring Hook
C. Lever
D. Nut
E. Adjustment Screw
CHANNEL HANDLE MODELS
1. With the drive lever released, the hook (B, Figure 19)
should barely touch the lever (C) without raising it.
There can be a maximum 1/32” clearance as shown.
adjusting flats (A)and turning nut (D). Turn adjustment flats and hold screw. The adjustment screw is
a phillips screw and the head can be held or turned
by inserting a screwdriver through the spring.
2. To adjust, loosen the two nuts (D) and hold the lower
rod to keep from rotating. Turn the turnbuckle (A)
toward the right to lower the spring hook (B), or
toward the left to raise the spring hook (B).
3. Hold adjusting flats (A) and tighten nut (D).
3. Tighten the two nuts (D) against the turnbuckle (A).
Hold the turnbuckle (A) with pliers while tightening
the nuts (D).
ALL MODELS
TUBE HANDLE MODELS
4. Start unit and check auger. auger must not be
engaged unless auger control is depressed.
1. With the drive lever released, the hook (B, Figure 20)
should barely touch the lever (C) without raising it.
There can be a maximum 1/32” clearance as shown.
5. With engine running, fully depress auger control, the
auger should engage and run normally.
2. To adjust, loosen nut (D, Figure 20) by holding the
6. Release auger control. Auger must stop within 5
seconds.
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Adjustments
7. If auger does not operate properly, stop engine and
recheck drive linkage adjustments.
A
B
8. If drive linkage is properly adjusted, auger drive belt
tension may require adjustment. See "Adjusting
Auger Drive Belt".
B
TRACTION DRIVE TENSION
D
Initial Adjustment
E
C
CHANNEL HANDLE MODELS
1. With the drive lever engaged, bottom end of lower
rod (D, Figure 21) should be flush with bottom of
spring (E).
Figure 21. Traction Drive Adjustment (Channel
Handle Models)
A. Upper Rod
B. Nuts
C. Turnbuckle
D. Lower Rod
E. Spring
2. To adjust, loosen the two nuts, (B) and hold the
lower rod to keep from rotating. Turn the turnbuckle
(C) toward the right to lower rod or toward the left to
raise rod.
3. Engage the drive lever to check the adjustment.
When correct, tighten the two nuts (B) against the
turnbuckle (C). Hold the turnbuckle (C) with pliers
while tightening the nuts (B).
TUBE HANDLE MODELS
1. With the drive lever released there should be no
slack in the cable when moved slightly from side to
side, but bellcrank arm remains in fully down position.
A
1. To adjust tension on the cable loosen adjustment hex
nut (D, Figure 22) by holding the adjusting flats (A).
Turn the adjustment screw. The adjustment screw is
a phillips screw and the head can be held or turned
by inserting a screwdriver through the traction drive
clutch cable spring
D
E
C
B
3. Engage the drive lever to check the adjustment.
When correct, tighten hex nut securely. The unit
should able to be pushed forward and back freely.
Figure 22. Traction Drive Adjustment (Tube Handle
Models)
A. Adjusting Flats
B. Spring Hook
C. Bellcrank Arm
D. Nut
E. Adjustment Screw
WARNING
Do not over-tighten, as this may cause traction
drive to engage without depressing the traction
drive control (bellcrank arm must remain in down
position).
Run-In Adjustment
Verify that the cables are not over-tightened: With
speed selector in position 1 and traction drive
control fully released, push snowthrower forward.
The unit should move forward freely.
1. After 5 hours of use, check for proper adjustment.
Readjust clutch cable if necessary by increasing tension on cable. A small amount of bellcrank arm
movement is permissible if unit passes operating
checks described in the Caution at left.
ALL MODELS
If unit does not move forward freely, the cable has
been over-tightened. To remedy, loosen tension
on clutch cable slightly, and recheck.
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Adjustments
MANUAL DISCHARGE CHUTE
CONTROL LINKAGE ADJUSTMENT
F
A
E
Pinion Gear Adjustment
If the discharge chute is difficult to operate, first lubricate
the pinion gear (A, Figure 23) and ring gear (F). If it is
still difficult to operate, adjust as follows:
NOTE: If the discharge chute will not stay in position,
adjust the pinion gear (A) closer to the ring gear (F).
B
1. Loosen the nut (G, Figure 23) which holds the pinion
gear bracket in the slotted hole.
D
C
G
2. If the pinion gear is too tight against the ring gear,
move it away slightly and then retighten the nut.
Figure 23. Discharge Control
A. Pinion Gear
B. Control Rod
C. Carriage Bolt
D. Slotted Bracket
E. U-shaped Bracket
F. Ring Gear
G. Nut
3. Check the operation again
Gear Bracket Adjustment
If the discharge chute becomes difficult to rotate or
begins to operate erratically, the chute direction control
rod gears may require adjustment:
1. Loosen the gear bracket mounting nuts (Figure 24).
2. Slide the gear bracket into the position that provides
the best engagement between the gears.
3. Tighten the bracket mounting hardware, and check
for smooth operation.
A
4. Readjust if necessary.
5. Lubricate the chute direction control rod gears with a
medium weight (10W) oil
Figure 24. Gear Bracket Adjustment
A. Mounting Hardware
ELECTRIC DISCHARGE CHUTE
ROTATOR MOTOR ADJUSTMENT
If the electric chute rotator does not function properly,
check the electrical connections and then perform the
procedure below.
1. Remove the rotator motor cover.
A
2. Lubricate the chute ring gear.
3. Loosen the capscrews (A, Figure 25) securing the
rotator motor and adjust so that the motor gear and
chute ring gear mesh. Tighten the capscrews.
4. Reinstall the rotator motor cover.
Figure 25. Chute Rotator Motor Adjustment
A. Capscrews
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Adjustments & Service
EASY TURN™ CABLE ADJUSTMENT
If the Easy Turn™ cable has stretched, the gears will not
disengage when the control lever is activated. Adjust the
cable using the following procedure.
1. Turn the engine off and disconnect the spark plug
wire.
2. Loosen the jam nut (B, Figure 26).
3. Turn the adjustment nut (A) to lengthen or shorten
the cable. The cable should be tightened just until all
slack is removed from the lever, however it must not
engage the Easy Turn™ release without depressing
the control lever.
B
4. Tighten the jam nut.
A
Figure 26. Cable Adjustment
A. Adjustment Nut
B. Jam Nut
SHEAR PIN REPLACEMENT
WARNING
B
Do not go near the discharge chute or auger
when the engine is running. Do not run the engine
with any cover or guard removed.
A
Under most circumstances, if the auger strikes an object
which could cause damage to the unit, the shear pin will
break. (This protects the gear box and other parts from
damage.)
A
B
The shear pins are located on the auger shaft as shown
in Figure 27. To replace the shear pins, tap out the broken pin with a pin punch, and install a new shear pin and
cotter pin. Spread the legs of the new cotter pin fully. Do
NOT replace shear pins with anything other than the
correct grade replacement shear pin. (Use of bolts,
screws or a harder shear pin will lead to damaged equipment.)
Figure 27. Shear Pins
A. Shear Pins
B. Cotter Pins
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Adjustments & Service
BELT REPLACEMENT
A
1. Turn off the engine, remove the spark plug wire, and
wait for all moving parts to stop. Rotate the spout full
right. Loosen the two screws (B, Figure 28) securing
the belt cover.
2. Tilt the cover forward and work it off the snowthrower.
3. Move the belt guides (B, Figure 29) by loosening the
two capscrews (A).
4. Remove the auger drive belt as follows:
a. Slip the auger drive belt (D, Figure 29) from the
idler pulley by pushing it away from the pulley and
then toward the rear.
b. Remove the belt from the engine pulley. Slip the
belt from under the brake pad.
c. Remove six capscrews from bottom cover to
snowthrower frame. Loosen nuts (A, Figure 30) on
each side to release auger pulley belt stops (B).
Move belt stops and remove belt from pulley (C).
d. Remove the two bolts (D, Figure 30) from the gear
assembly.
e. Loosen the set collar and slide the axle shaft right.
f. Belt can be removed from top or bottom. For more
clearance to remove the belt, engage the traction
drive lever.
5. Remove the traction drive belt as follows:
a. Pull the idler pulley (I, Figure 29) away from the
belt and slip the belt from the pulley.
b. Slip the belt off the traction pulley and then the
engine pulley. The arm for the front idler pulley (G,
Figure 29) may have to be pivoted to provide clearance for removing the belt from the traction pulley.
c. Pull the belt out between the auger pulley (F,
Figure 29) and traction pulley.
B
Figure 28. Belt Cover
A. Belt Cover
B. Screws
A
C
B
D
E
A
B
F
I
H
Figure 29. Belts and Pulleys
A. Capscrews
B. Belt Guides
C. Traction Drive Belt
D. Auger Drive Belt
E. Engine Pulley
F. Auger Pulley
G. Idler Pulley, Auger
H. Traction Pulley
I. Idler Pulley, Traction
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Service
6. Reverse the procedure to install the belts. Be sure
there are no twists and the belts are properly seated
in the grooves. Adjust the belt stops so there is 1/8”
(3mm) clearance between belt and stop. The pattern
for both belts is shown in Figure 31. Slide the right
axle left fully before tightening the set collar (E,
Figure 30).
7. Check the traction drive tension and auger drive tension. Follow the procedures under AUGER/TRACTION DRIVE TENSION.
8. Make sure the auger stops when the auger drive
lever is released. Make sure traction drive stops
when the traction drive lever is released. If not, check
the drive tension. If a problem exists, see your dealer.
E
D
C
B
B
A
A
Figure 30. Auger Pulley Belt Stops
(shown with bottom cover removed)
A. Nuts
B. Belt Stops
C. Auger Pulley
D. Gear Assembly. Bolts
E. Set Collar
E
E
A
C
B
D
F
F
Figure 31. Belt Pattern (viewed from front)
A. Engine Pulley
B. Drive Belt
C. Idler Pulley
D. Driven Pulley
E. Engine Belt Stops
F. Auger Pulley Belt Stops
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Specifications
NOTE: Specifications are correct at time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
* Actual sustained equipment horsepower will likely be lower due to operating limitations and environmental factors.
ENGINE:
CHASSIS:
9 HP* Briggs & Stratton
Wheels
- 970, 1060, 1070
1170
- 1180, 1280,
1290, 1390
Spout Rotation
Impeller
Auger Opening Height
Drive System
Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Oil Capacity
Briggs & Stratton
Intek Snow
9 @ 3600 rpm
18.6 Cu. in (305 cc)
28 oz. (,84 L)
9.5 HP* Briggs & Stratton
Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Oil Capacity
Briggs & Stratton
Intek Snow
9.5 @ 3600 rpm
18.6 Cu. in (305 cc)
28 oz. (,84 L)
DIMENSIONS
Effective Clearing Width
-960
24” (60cm)
-1060
24” (60cm)
-1070
28” (70cm)
-1170
28” (70cm)
-1180
32” (80cm)
-1280
32” (80cm)
-1290
38” (97cm)
-1390
38” (97cm)
10 HP* Briggs & Stratton
Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Oil Capacity
Briggs & Stratton
Intek Snow
10 @ 3600 rpm
18.6 Cu. in (305 cc)
28 oz. (,84 L)
11 HP* Briggs & Stratton
Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Oil Capacity
Briggs & Stratton
Intek Snow
11 @ 3600 rpm
18.6 Cu. in (305 cc)
28 oz. (,84 L)
12 HP* Briggs & Stratton
Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Oil Capacity
Briggs & Stratton
Intek Snow
12 @ 3600 rpm
18.6 Cu. in (305 cc)
28 oz. (,84 L)
13 HP* Briggs & Stratton
Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Oil Capacity
Tire Size: 16 x 4.8
Inflation Pressure: 20 psi (1,37 bar)
Tire Size: 16 x 6.5
Inflation Pressure: 20 psi (1,37 bar)
210 Depress
12” (30cm) 4 Blade Ribbon Flighted Steel
19” (47.5 cm)
Friction Disc, 5 Forward Speeds, 2 Reverse
Briggs & Stratton
Intek Snow
13 @ 3600 rpm
20.8 Cu. in (341 cc)
28 oz. (,84 L)
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Length
-960
-1060
-1070
-1170
-1180
-1280
-1290
-1390
57” (142cm)
57” (142cm)
57” (142cm)
57” (142cm)
57” (142cm)
57” (142cm)
57” (142cm)
57” (142cm)
Height
-960
-1060
-1070
-1170
-1180
-1280
-1290
-1390
38” (93cm)
38” (93cm)
38” (93cm)
38” (93cm)
38” (93cm)
38” (93cm)
38” (93cm)
38” (93cm)
Weight
-960
-1060
-1070
-1170
-1180
-1280
-1290
-1390
255 lbs (115kg)
245 lbs (111kg)
245 lbs (111kg)
270 lbs (122kg)
265 lbs (120kg)
275 lbs (125kg)
275 lbs (125kg)
300 lbs (136kg)
Parts & Accessories
REPLACEMENT PARTS
TECHNICAL MANUALS
Replacement parts are available from your authorized
dealer. Always use genuine Simplicity / Snapper Service
Parts.
Additional copies of this manual are available, as well as
fully illustrated parts lists. These manuals show all of the
product’s components in exploded views (3D illustrations
which show the relationship of parts and how they go
together) as well as part numbers and quantities used.
Important assembly notes and torque values are also
included.
MAINTENANCE ITEMS
Many convenient and helpful service and maintenance
items are available from you authorized dealer. Some of
these items include:
Engine Oil
Touch-Up Paint
Grease Gun Kit
8 oz. Grease Tube
For applicable manuals currently available for your
model, contact our Customer Publications Department at
262-284-8519 (Simplicity) 1-866-313-6682 (Snapper)
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when phoning in your request. Technical manuals can
be downloaded from
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