Ariens G422SL Owner`s manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL
Model Number G422SL
Product No. 960 73 00-23
42 Inch Mower
Grass Catcher
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532425565 11.19.08 BAD
Assembly
Operation
Customer Responsibilities
Repair Parts
Printed in the U.S.A.
SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers
IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE
TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug
wire and place wire where it cannot
contact spark plug.
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WARNING: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
WARNING: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use common sense
when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope,
is dangerous. Tires can lose traction
with the ground and cause you to lose
control of your tractor.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and
tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or
death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it,
do not mow it.
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction.
Always keep the machine in gear when going down
slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill.
• Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the
tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction,
which could cause the machine to roll over.
• Use extra care while operating machine with grass
catchers or other attachments; they can affect the
stability of the machine. Do no use on steep slopes.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments.
The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over
the edge or if the edge caves in.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
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Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above,
are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their
ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from serious injury.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for wheel
weights or counterweights.
Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris
build-up which can touch hot exhaust/engine parts and
burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause build-up to occur.
Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or
storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual before starting.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under
the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at
all times.
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with
the instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blades.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing.
Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid
discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the
blades when crossing gravel surfaces.
Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher,
discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and
working.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always
turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine
and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before
cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or
unclogging the discharge guard.
Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial
light.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine
into a trailer or truck.
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to
the presence of children. Children are often attracted to
the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
• Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
• Before and while backing, look behind and down for
small children.
• Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They
may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who have been given
rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing
area for another ride and be run over or backed over
by the machine.
• Never allow children to operate the machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may block your view of a
child.
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SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers
IV. TOWING
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Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for
towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight
limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may
cause loss of traction and loss of control.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
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Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine
running.
Check grass catcher components and the discharge
guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service
as required.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
V. SERVICE
SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other
sources of ignition.
• Use only approved gasoline container.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refueling.
• Never fuel the machine indoors.
• Never store the machine or fuel container where there
is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water
heater or other appliances.
• Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or
trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers
on the ground away from your vehicle when filling.
• Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer
and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment with a portable container, rather
than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
• Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank
or container opening at all times until fueling is complete.
Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
• If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
• Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten
securely.
GENERAL SERVICE
• Never operate machine in a closed are.
• Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment
is in safe working condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuelsoaked debris. Allow machine to cool before storing.
• If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the
machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
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Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They
may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who have been given
rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing
area for another ride and be run over or backed over
by the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
Before and while backing, look behind and down for
small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the
tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades,
shift into reverse and back down slowly.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new Grass Catcher. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to
give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problems you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/
department. They have competent, well trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your Grass Catcher properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ................................................................... 2-3
ASSEMBLY ........................................................................... 5-8
OPERATION ............................................................................ 9
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES......................................... 10
STORAGE .............................................................................. 10
REPAIR PARTS ..................................................................... 11
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KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR GRASS
CATCHER. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarize yourself with the parts before starting the
assembly. Study the operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to insure proper functioning of your Grass
Catcher and to prevent injury to yourself and others. Save this manual for future reference.
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe
eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your tractor and while mowing.
We recommend a wide vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
COMPLETE BAGGER MUST BE IN PLACE BEFORE OPERATING MOWER
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS
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CARTON CONTENTS:
Remove all parts and packing materials from carton.
Check carton contents against list. Be sure all parts
are there.
(2) Containers
(1) Upper Chute
(1) Lower Chute
COVER
PARTS
IDENTIFICATION
(1) Support Assembly
(1) Cover Assembly
UPPER CHUTE
SUPPORT
ASSEMBLY
FULL
BAG
INDICATOR
CHUTE LATCH
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GRASS
CATCHER
CONTAINERS
LOWER CHUTE
LOWER CHUTE
ATTACHING
STRAPS
NOTE: When right hand (R.H.) and left hand (L.H.) are mentioned in this manual, it means when you are seated on the
tractor, in the operator's position.
CAUTION: BEFORE ASSEMBLING GRASS CATCHER TO TRACTOR:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place gearshift/motion control lever in "NEUTRAL" position.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from plug and place where it cannot come in contact with plug.
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ASSEMBLY
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REAR MOUNTING BRACKET
(See Figs. 1A, 1B & 1C)
NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the
assistance of another person for mounting cover assembly
to tractor.
1. Lift and rotate cover to align cover bracket with support
assembly.
2. Slide cover assembly down onto the support
assembly.
NOTE: If your tractor already has four (4) shoulder bolts
installed on the rear drawbar, simply hang the mounting
bracket, on the bolts. Discard included shoulder bolts and
disregard Fig 1B.
SHOULDER
BOLTS
SUPPORT
ASSEMBLY
COVER
ASSEMBLY
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SUPPORT
ASSEMBLY
MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLY TO
SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2)
Fig. 1A
If your tractor does not have four (4) shoulder bolts installed
on the drawbar, follow the instructions below.
SELF TAPPING SHOULDER BOLTS (See Fig. 1B)
1. Using the four formed holes in the drawbar, install the
four shoulder bolts as shown and tighten securely.
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SELF TAPPING
SHOULDER
BOLTS
Fig. 1B
TO REMOVE THE SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 1C)
1. Pull outward on the stop bracket enough to allow support
assembly to be lifted up and away from drawbar.
Fig. 2
PULL OUT ON STOP
BRACKET TO REMOVE
SUPPORT ASSEMBLY
Fig. 1C
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CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 3)
LOWER CHUTE (See Fig. 4A)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.
2. Place slot in lower chute over mounting tab on mower
and position lower chute over mower opening as
shown.
3. Hook rear latch into flange hole on back of mower.
4. Hook front latch into tab hole on front of mower.
• If your tractor is equipped with gauge wheels on the
mower, then it will be necessary to hook the rear latch
into the hole in the R.H. gauge wheel bracket.
1. Install one container to left side first. Install other
container to right side.
NOTE: Left edge of right container should always overlap
right edge of left container at center support.
2. Close cover and lock latch over center support tube.
To lock and release latch, pull back on latch handle.
COVER LATCH
HANDLE
CAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold
shield when attaching lower chute
and allow it to rest on chute while in
operation.
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CONTAINER
HANDLE
CENTER
SUPPORT
TUBE
DEFLECTOR SHIELD
HINGE BRACKET
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Fig. 3
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
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MOUNTING
TAB
REAR GAUGE
WHEEL
BRACKET
FRONT
LATCH
WITH REAR
GAUGE WHEELS
REAR LATCH
WITHOUT
GAUGE WHEELS
REAR LATCH
Fig. 4A
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LOWER CHUTE REINFORCEMENT
PLATE INSTALLATION (See Fig. 4B)
(For Models without the L Shaped Bracket Only)
1. Align reinforcement plate with slot in lower chute as
shown.
2. Install reinforcement plate as shown; secure with carriage bolts and flanged locknuts provided in this kit.
3. Install lower chute to mower deck with reinforcement
plate between hinge bracket and spring as shown.
CARRIAGE
BOLTS
INSTALLED
SLOT
REINFORCEMENT
PLATE
LOWER CHUTE
FLANGED LOCKNUTS
Fig. 4B
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UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 5A and 5B)
1. Lower mower to its lowest cutting position.
2. Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into
hole in back of cover.
TIP: Holding upper chute as shown and twisting while
installing in cover will help keep the rubber seal in place.
NOTE: Handle carefully so as not to damage full bag indicator.
Be sure deck is properly leveled for best mower performance. See your tractors owner's manual for instructions.
UPPER
CHUTE
COVER
Fig. 5A
3. Push in and turn upper chute until it is in line with lower
chute.
4. Align the bosses on lower chute with alignment slots
on upper chute and slide together.
5. Secure with rubber latch by hooking hole in latch over
latch pin.
COVER
LEVEL MOWER DECK
FULL BAG
INDICATOR
UPPER
CHUTE
HANDLE
LATCH PIN
RUBBER
LATCH
LOWER
CHUTE
ALIGNMENT
SLOT
BOSSES
Fig. 5B
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OPERATION
TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING
OPERATION:
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Your bagger is equipped with a full bagger indicator.
Movement of the wheel increases as the bags fill. The
wheel will be spinning fastest just before the bags fill
completely. When the wheel stops, it indicates that the
bags are full and the chutes have become clogged.
NOTE: To help prevent clogging of chutes, check/empty
bags when the wheel is spinning fast. Experience will teach
you the best time to empty the bags.
Care should be taken not to damage the parts and that
the wheel spins freely at the beginning of each use.
• If the grass catcher fails to pick up cut grass or leaves,
it is an indication that clogging has occurred in the
system or that the grass catcher containers are full.
Usually this is indicated by the stopped movement of
the full bagger indicator.
a. Disengage blades, shift into neutral, engage the
parking brake and stop the engine.
- Raise seat. Unlatch and raise cover.
- Slide out containers and dispose of clippings .
- Replace containers, close cover, and latch.
b. Unlatch chutes and check for clogging.
- Remove all debris in chutes.
- Reassemble and latch chutes
c. Check to insure full bagger indicator has not become
clogged.
- The air passage hole must be clear of debris.
Gently insert a small twig or wire into passageway
to clear.
Follow the mower operation instructions in your tractor
owner's manual.
When operating your grass catcher on a lawn where grass
and leaf bagging equipment has not been used, you are
picking up thatch and debris that has accumulated for long
periods of time. The amount collected and the total time
of operation may be greater than you will experience with
regular use of your grass catcher.
• Always run throttle at full speed when bagging.
• Select a gear low enough to give good mower cutting
performance, good quality cut and good bagging
performance.
NOTE: It may be necessary to overlap width of cut to suit
your conditions.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice. The
first time relatively high, the second time to desired
height.
• Use left hand side of mower for trimming.
• Plastic trash bags can be inserted inside grass catcher
containers for ease of debris disposal. To remove the
plastic trash bags when full:
a. Disengage blades, shift into neutral, engage the
parking brake and stop the engine.
b. Raise seat. Unlatch and raise cover.
c. Remove one container at a time by grasping
container handles and pulling toward the rear, off
of the tube rails.
d. With the container resting on the ground, close
and secure the top of the plastic lawn bag.
e. Tip the container on its side and slide the filled bag
from the container.
f. Install a new plastic lawn bag with the edges of
the bag draped over upper lip of the container.
g. Repeat for other containers.
h. Reinstall containers making sure right container
overlaps left container at center supports.
j. Close cover and secure latches over center support
tubes.
• Avoid cutting wet grass or in the morning while the dew
is still heavy. Grass clippings collected under these
conditions tend to be sticky and adhere to the walls of
the flow path causing clogging.
CAUTION
• Do not operate mower with grass catcher
partially installed.
• Disengage blades and stop engine before
leaving tractor seat to empty containers,
unclogging chutes, etc.
• Close cover before starting.
• Disengage mower when crossing driveways
or gravel surfaces and other areas where
thrown objects could be a hazard.
• Do not attempt to vacuum up cans or other
potentially hazardous projectiles.
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
CAUTION: Grass catcher components
are subject to wear, damage and
deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects
to be thrown. Frequently check
components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
• Before each use check for loose fasteners.
• Clean unit thoroughly after each use.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace
bent or damaged blades.
• See BLADE CARE instructions in your tractor owner's
manual.
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CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY
MAINTENANCE, SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Depress clutch brake pedal fully and
set parking brake.
Place gearshift/motion control lever in
"NEUTRAL" position.
Place clutch control in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Make sure blades and all moving parts
have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire(s) from
spark plug(s) and place wire where it
cannot come in contact with plug.
STORAGE
When grass catcher is to be stored for a period of time,
clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grass, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry place.
CAUTION: Do not leave grass in bagger
containers. Empty containers after each
use and before storing. Failure to do so
may result in spontaneous combustion
which could develop into a fire.
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REPAIR PARTS
GRASS CATCHER - MODEL NUMBER G422SL (PRODUCT NO. 960 73 00-23)
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532069180
532127533
532171061
532126840
818021008
532130933
532087175
532052784
532171345
532060867
810071000
532109808
532125004
532160793
532162803
871081010
532132796
532133235
532132983
532414171
873800400
DESCRIPTION
Nut, Crownlock #10-24
Screen, Cover
Cover Assembly (Includes 3, 38, 39)
Chute, Upper
Screw, Special #10-14x1/2
Full Bag Indicator
Screw, #10-24 x 1-1/8
Washer 3/16x3/4x16 Ga.
Spacer, Split
Nut, Acorn #10-24
Washer, lock
Latch, Chute
Nut, Weld
Latch, Hook
Chute, Lower
Screw #10-24 x 5/8
Spring, Cover L.H. (black)
Spacer, Cover
Spring, Cover R.H. (gray)
Support Assemble
Locknut
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KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
26 532124670 Spring, Retainer
27 872140405 Bolt
28 532179745 Bracket, Lock
29 532170165 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18
31 532174083 Plug, Tubing End
32 532414172 Bagger, Frame
33 532192786 Pin, Hinge
34 532127534 Gasket, Cover
35 532400226 Container
38 532130895 Latch Handle, Cover
39 532414173 Strip, Reinforcement
*40 532415405 Plate, Reinforcement
*41 872140406 Bolts, Carriage 1/4
*42 873900400 Locknuts, Hex, Flanged
-532425565 Owner's Manual, English/French
-532425566 Owner's Manual, Spanish
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
* If your tractor is equipped with the L shaped bracket
these parts are not needed.
SERVICE NOTES