MTD 550 Thru 570 Operator`s manual

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Safety • Assembly • Operation • Adjustments • Maintenance • Troubleshooting • Parts Lists • Warranty
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
* Model 24BF572B729 Shown
Log Splitter — Model Series 550 Thru 570
IMPORTANT
READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester
for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland,
Ohio 44136-0019.
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MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
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06/22/2006
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This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new log splitter. It will help you assemble,
prepare and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Table of Contents
Safety Labels..........................................Page 3
Safe Operation Practices.......................Page 4
Setting Up Your Log Splitter..................Page 6
Operating Your Log Splitter...................Page 8
Maintaining Your Log Splitter .............Page 12
Troubleshooting....................................Page 16
Illustrated Parts List.............................Page 18
Warranty..........................................Back Cover
Finding and Recording Model Number
STOP
BEFORE YOU START ASSEMBLING
YOUR NEW EQUIPMENT
Model Number
Please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the
information to the sample model plate provided to the right.
You can locate the model plate by standing behind the unit
and looking down at the hydraulic tank. This information will be
necessary to use the web site or obtain assistance from your
MTD dealer.
Serial Number
Customer Support
Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was
purchased, without first contacting Customer Support.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of this
unit, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
1. Visit mtdproducts.com. Click on Yardmachines and then the Customer Support menu option.
2.Phone a Customer Support Representative at 1 (800) 800-7310.
3.The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with
your unit, for more information.
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WARNING
DO NOT remove safety
(or any) labels from log
splitter for any reason.
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Safe
Operation
Practices
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can
result in serious injury. This 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.
General Practices
12.Keep the operator zone and adjacent area clear for
safe, secure footing.
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting
to assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a
safe place for future and regular reference and for
ordering replacement parts.
13.If your machine is equipped with an internal combustion engine and it is intended for use near any
unimproved forest, brush, or grass covered land,
the engine exhaust should be equipped with a spark
arrester. Make sure you comply with applicable local,
state, and federal codes. Take appropriate firefighting
equipment with you.
2. Be familiar with all controls and proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which, if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this manual before attempting to
operate this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions may
result in personal injury.
When you see this
symbol HEED ITS WARNING
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand
and follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual.
14.This machine should be used for splitting wood only,
do not use it for any other purpose.
3. Never allow children under 16 years to operate this
machine. Children,16 years and over, should read
and understand instructions and safety rules in this
manual and should be trained and supervised by a
parent.
15.Follow the instructions in the manual(s) provided with
any attachment(s) for this machine.
Preparation
4. Never allow adults to operate this machine without
proper instruction.
1. Always wear safety shoes or heavy boots.
2. Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operating this machine.
5. Many accidents occur when more than one person
operates the machine. If a helper is assisting in loading logs, never activate the control until the helper is
a minimum of 10 feet from the machine.
3. Never wear jewelry or loose clothing that might
become entangled in moving or rotating parts of the
machine.
6. Keep bystanders, helpers, pets, and children at least
20 feet from the machine while it is in operation.
4. Make sure machine is on level surface before operating.
7. Never allow anyone to ride on this machine.
5. Always block machine to prevent unintended movement, and lock in either horizontal or vertical position.
8. Never transport cargo on this machine.
9. Hydraulic log splitters develop high fluid pressures
during operation. Fluid escaping through a pin hole
opening can penetrate your skin and cause blood
poisoning, gangrene, or death. Give attention to the
following instructions at all times:
a.Do not check for leaks with your hand.
b.Do not operate machine with frayed, kinked,
cracked, or damaged hoses, fitting, or tubing.
c. Stop the engine and relieve hydraulic system
pressure before changing or adjusting fittings,
hoses, tubing, or other system components.
d.Do not adjust the pressure settings of the pump or
valve.
10.Leaks can be detected by passing cardboard or
wood, while wearing protective gloves and safety
glasses, over the suspected area. Look for discoloration of cardboard or wood.
6. Always operate this machine from the operator
zone(s) specified in the manual.
7. Logs should be cut with square ends prior to splitting.
8. Use log splitter in daylight or under good artificial light.
9. To avoid personal injury or property damage use
extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.
Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is
spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change immediately.
a.Use only an approved gasoline container.
b. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other
sources of ignition.
c. Never fuel machine indoors.
d.Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine
is hot or running.
e.Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
11.If injured by escaping fluid, see a doctor immediately.
Serious infection or reaction can develop if proper
medical treatment is not administered immediately.
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f. Never overfill the fuel tank. Fill tank to no more
than 1/2 inch below bottom of filler neck to provide
space for fuel expansion.
g.Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
h.If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
i. Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light as
on a water heater, space heater, furnace, clothes
dryer or other gas appliances.
j. Allow machine to cool 5 minutes before storing.
15.This machine should not be towed on any street,
highway or public road without checking the existing
federal, state, or local vehicle requirements. Any
licensing or modifications such as taillights, etc.,
needed to comply, is the sole responsibility of the
purchaser. If a “Statement of Origin” is required in
your state, see your local dealer.
Operation
Maintenance and Storage
16.Do not tow machine faster than 45mph.
17.See Transporting the Log Splitter section in this
manual for proper towing instructions once all
federal, local, or state requirements are met.
1. Before starting this machine, review the “Safety
Instructions”. Failure to follow these rules may result in
serious injury to the operator or bystanders.
1. Stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug and
ground it against the engine before cleaning, or
inspecting the machine.
2. Never leave this machine unattended with the engine
running.
2. Stop the engine and relieve hydraulic system
pressure before repairing or adjusting fittings, hoses,
tubing, or other system components.
3. Do not operate machine while under the influence of
alcohol, drugs, or medication.
4. Never allow anyone to operate this machine without
proper instruction.
5. Always operate this machine with all safety equipment
in place and working. Make sure all controls are
properly adjusted for safe operation.
6. Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. The governor controls the
maximum safe operating speed of the engine.
7. When loading a log, always place your hands on the
sides of the log, not on the ends, and never use your
foot to help stabilize a log. Failure to do so, may result
in crushed or amputated fingers, toes, hand, or foot.
3. To prevent fires, clean debris and chaff from the
engine and muffler areas. If the engine is equipped
with a spark arrester muffler, clean and inspect it
regularly according to manufacturers instructions.
Replace if damaged.
4. Periodically check that all nuts and bolts, hose
clamps, and hydraulic fittings are tight to be sure
equipment is in safe working condition.
5. Check all safety guards and shields to be sure
they are in the proper position. Never operate with
safety guards, shields, or other protective features
removed.
8. Use only your hand to operate the controls.
6. The pressure relief valve is preset at the factory. Do
not adjust the valve.
9. Never attempt to split more than one log at a time
unless the ram has fully extended and a second log is
needed to complete the separation of the first log.
7. Never attempt to move this machine over hilly or
uneven terrain without a tow vehicle or adequate
help.
10.For logs which are not cut square, the least square
end and the longest portion of the log should be
placed toward the beam and wedge, and the square
end placed toward the end plate.
8. For your safety, replace all damaged or worn parts
immediately with original equipment manufacturer’s
(O.E.M.) parts only. “Use of parts which do not meet
the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
11.When splitting in the vertical position, stabilize the log
before moving the control. Split as follows:
a.Place log on the end plate and turn until it leans
against the beam and is stable.
b.When splitting extra large or uneven logs, the log
must be stabilized with wooden shims or split wood
between the log and end plate or ground.
12.Always keep fingers away from any cracks that open
in the log while splitting. They can quickly close and
pinch or amputate your fingers.
13.Keep your work area clean. Immediately remove split
wood around the machine so you do not stumble over
it.
9. Do not alter this machine in any manner, alterations
such as attaching a rope or extension to the control
handle, or adding to the width or height of the wedge
may result in personal injury.
Your Responsibility
Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who
read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine. Always follow
directions on safety labels found on your equipment.
14.Never move this machine while the engine is running.
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Safe
Operation
Practices
WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which, if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this manual before attempting to
operate this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions may
result in personal injury.
When you see this
symbol HEED ITS WARNING
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand
and follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual.
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WARNING: Use extreme caution
unpacking this machine. Some
components are very heavy and will
require additional people or mechanical
handling equipment.
Setting Up
Your Log
Splitter
NOTE: All references in this manual to the left or right
side of the log splitter is from the operating position only.
Exceptions, if any, will be specified.
Assembling the Tongue
Attaching the Jack Stand
The jack stand is shipped in the transport position.
1. Remove the spring clip and clevis pin and pivot
the jack stand towards the ground to the operating
position.
Figure 3-1
2. Secure the jack stand in position with the clevis pin
and spring clip. See Figure 3-1.
WARNING
Attaching the Tongue
1. With the log splitter still standing upright, remove two
hex bolts and hex nuts from the tank bracket. See
Figure 3-2.
Use extreme caution unpacking this
machine. Some
components are very
heavy and will require
additional people or
mechanical handling
equipment.
2. Align the holes in the tongue with the holes in the tank
bracket and secure with hardware just removed. See
Figure 3-2.
NOTE: High pressure hose must be above the tongue
assembly.
Connecting Cylinder to Beam
The log splitter is shipped with the beam in the vertical
position.
1. Pull out the vertical beam lock, rotate it back, and
pivot the beam to the horizontal position until it locks.
See Figure 3-3.
Figure 3-2
NOTE: This Operators
Manual covers a range
of product specifications
for various models.
Characteristics and
features discussed
and/or illustrated in
this manual may not be
applicable to all models.
MTD LLC reserves the
right to change product
specifications, designs
and equipment without
notice and without incurring obligation.
2. Disconnect the dislodger from the beam weld bracket
by removing the six hex screws. See Figure 3-4.
B
2
1
A
Figure 3-3
Figure 3-4
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3. Disconnect the log cradle from the beam on the side
of the control valve. See Figure 3-5.
4. Lift and slide the cylinder up to the top of beam and
into the weld brackets. See Figure 3-6.
5. Attach the dislodger over the wedge assembly and
secure with hardware, previously removed, to the weld
brackets.
Setting Up
Your Log
Splitter
NOTE: Once the six hex screws are tightened, there
may be a slight gap between the dislodger and the weld
brackets. This gap is normal.
6. Reattach the log cradle to the side of the beam with
the control valve, aligning the ends of the cradle with
the beam flanges.
7. Roll log splitter off the bottom crate.
Preparing the Log Splitter
Figure 3-5
1. Lubricate the beam area (where the splitting wedge
will slide) with engine oil; do not use grease.
WARNING
2. Remove vented reservoir dipstick, which is located in
front of the engine on top of the reservoir tank. See
Figure 3-7.
Much of the original
fluid has been drawn
into the cylinder and
hoses. Make certain to
refill the reservoir to
prevent damage to the
hydraulic pump.
IMPORTANT: The log splitter may have been shipped
and primed with hydraulic fluid in the reservoir tank.
However, you MUST check the fluid level before operating. If not filled, proceed with the following steps:
3. Fill the reservoir tank with hydraulic fluid included with
this unit (if equipped) or approved fluids which include
Dexron® III / Mercon® III automatic transmission fluid,
a 10 Weight AW hydraulic oil or Pro-Mix™ AW-32
Hydraulic Oil.
4. Check fluid level using the dipstick. See Figure 3-7. Do
not overfill.
Figure 3-6
5. Replace vented dipstick securely, tightening it until the
top of the threads are flush with top of the pipe.
IMPORTANT:
The log splitter may
have been shipped and
primed with hydraulic
fluid in the reservoir
tank. If not, proceed
with the following
steps:
6. Disconnect the spark plug and prime the pump by
pulling the recoil starter as far as it will go. Repeat
approximately 10 times.
7. Reconnect the spark plug wire and start engine
following instructions in the OPERATION section.
8. Use control handle to engage the wedge to the
farthest extended position. Then retract the wedge.
9. Refill tank as specified on the dipstick.
NOTE: Failure to refill the tank will void unit’s warranty.
10.Extend and retract the wedge 12 complete cycles
to remove trapped air in the system (the system is
“self-bleeding”).
11.Refill reservoir within range marked on the dipstick.
WARNING: Much of the original
fluid has been drawn into the cylinder
and hoses. Make certain to refill the
reservoir to prevent damage to the
hydraulic pump.
Figure 3-7
NOTE: Some fluid may overflow from the vent plug as
the system builds heat and the fluid expands and seeks
a balanced level.
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NOTE: Some fluid may
overflow from the vent
plug as the system
builds heat and the
fluid expands and
seeks a balanced level.
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Know Your Log Splitter
Cylinder
Operating
Your Log
Splitter
Control Handle
Log
Dislodger
Wedge
Beam Assembly
Tongue
WARNING
Jack Stand
Vertical Log Cradle
Beam
Lock
Tail Light
(If Equipped)
IMPORTANT
Your log splitter may
be shipped with motor
oil in the engine. You
MUST check the oil
level before operating. Be careful not to
overfill.
Horizontal Beam Lock
Vertical Beam Lock
Figure 4-1
Beam Locks
Engine Controls
These two locks, as their name suggests, are used
to secure the beam in the horizontal or the vertical
position. The vertical beam lock is located next to the oil
filter. The horizontal beam lock is located on the beam
support latch bracket. See Figure 4-1.
See the accompanying engine manual for the location
and function of the controls on the engine.
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Control Handle
The control handle has three positions. See Figure 4-2.
• FORWARD: Move control handle FORWARD or
DOWN to move wedge to split wood.
NOTE: Control handle will return to neutral position as
soon as handle is released.(Forward Position only)
To return
wedge
• NEUTRAL: Release the control handle or move the
lever to neutral position to stop the wedge movement.
Neutral
To stop
wedge
• REVERSE: Move control handle BACK or UP to return
the wedge toward the cylinder. The control handle
stays in the return (Reverse) position and returns to
neutral automatically when fully retracted.
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Operating
Your Log
Splitter
To split wood
NOTE: Reverse position may also be operated back to
neutral position manually, if necessary.
Stopping Engine
Figure 4-2
2. Turn off the engine switch, if so equipped.
NOTE: Gasoline can be added to the engine when the
log splitter is in either the horizontal or vertical position.
However, there are less obstructions when the unit is in
the vertical position.
3. Disconnect spark plug wire and ground against the
engine to prevent unintended starting.
Starting Engine
1. Move throttle control (if equipped) to STOP or OFF
position.
WARNING: Read, understand, and
follow all instructions and warnings on
the machine and in this manual before
operating.
WARNING: Wear leather work gloves,
safety shoes, ear protection, and safety
glasses when operating a log splitter.
Ensure safe footing.
Gas and Oil Fill-Up
1. Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed
in the engine manual packed with your log splitter.
Read instructions carefully.
1. Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make certain
the metal cap on the end of the spark plug wire is
fastened securely over metal tip of the spark plug.
2. Turn fuel valve (or engine switch), if equipped, to the
ON position.
3. Move choke lever, if equipped, to CHOKE position.
4. If the engine is equipped with a primer, follow
instructions in the engine manual to prime it.
5. Turn the throttle control (if equipped) to the FAST
position.
6. Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until
engine reaches start of compression cycle (rope will
pull slightly harder at this point).
7. Pull rope with a rapid, full arm stroke. Keep firm grip
on starter handle. Let rope rewind slowly. Repeat
until engine cranks.
8. After engine starts, move choke lever (if equipped)
to OFF position. Place throttle lever to the speed
desired.
WARNING: Use extreme care when han- 9. In cold weather, run wedge up or down beam 6 to 8
dling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
times to circulate the hydraulic fluid.
flammable and the vapors are explosive.
Never fuel machine indoors or while the
engine is hot or running.
WARNING: When starting a warm
engine, the muffler and surrounding
areas are hot and can cause a burn.
Do not touch.
IMPORTANT: Your log splitter may be shipped with motor
oil in the engine. You MUST check the oil level before
operating. Be careful not to overfill.
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WARNING
Read, understand, and
follow all instructions
and warnings on the
machine and in this
manual before operating.
Wear leather work
gloves, safety shoes,
ear protection, and
safety glasses when
operating a log splitter.
Ensure safe footing.
Use extreme care when
handling gasoline.
Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
Never fuel machine
indoors or while the
engine is hot or running.
When starting a warm
engine, the muffler and
surrounding areas are
hot and can cause a
burn. Do not touch.
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Control Handle
1. Move control handle FORWARD or DOWN to split
wood.
2. Release the control handle to stop the wedge movement.
3. Move control handle BACK or UP to return the wedge.
Operating
Your Log
Splitter
Log Dislodger
The log dislodger is designed to remove any partially
split wood from the wedge. This may occur while splitting
large diameter wood or freshly cut wood.
WARNING: Never remove partially split
wood from the wedge with your hands.
Fingers may become trapped between
split wood.
1. To remove partially split wood from wedge, move
control handle to REVERSE position until wedge is
fully retracted to allow split wood portion to contact the
log dislodger.
WARNING
Never remove partially
split wood from the
wedge with your
hands. Fingers may become trapped between
split wood.
2. Once removed from wedge with log dislodger, split
wood from opposite end or in another location.
Figure 4-3
Vertical Position
1. Pull the horizontal beam lock out to release the beam
and pivot the beam to the vertical position.
Before Each Use
1. Remove the dipstick and check hydraulic fluid level.
Refill if necessary. Approved fluids include Dexron®
III / Mercon® III automatic transmission fluid, a
10 Weight AW hydraulic oil or Pro-Mix™ AW-32
Hydraulic Oil.
2. To lock the beam in the vertical position, pull out
on the vertical beam lock and rotate it to secure the
beam. See Figure 4-1.
3. Stand in front of the unit to operate the control handle
and to stabilize the log. See Figure 4-3.
2. Check engine oil level. Refill if necessary.
3. Fill up gasoline if necessary.
Horizontal Position
1. Pull the vertical beam lock out and rotate it down. See
Figure 4-1. Pivot beam to the horizontal position. The
beam will lock automatically in horizontal position.
4. Lubricate the beam area where splitting wedge will
slide with engine oil. Do not use grease to lubricate.
Make sure to lubricate both the front and the back of
the beam face.
5. Attach spark plug wire to the spark plug.
2. Stand behind the reservoir tank to operate control
handle and to stabilize the log.
Using the Log Splitter
Operating Tips
1. Place the log splitter on level, dry ground.
Always:
1. Use clean fluid and check fluid level regularly.
2. Place the beam in either the horizontal or vertical
position and lock in place with the appropriate
locking rod.
2. Use an approved hydraulic fluid. Approved fluids
include Dexron® III / Mercon® III automatic transmission fluid, a 10 Weight AW hydraulic oil or Pro-Mix™
AW-32 Hydraulic Oil.
3. Block the front and back of both wheels.
4. Place the log against the end plate and only split
wood in the direction of the grain.
3. Use a filter (clean or replace regularly).
5. To stabilize the log, place your hand only on sides of
log. Never place hand on the end between the log
and the splitting wedge.
4. Use a breather cap on fluid reservoir.
5. Make sure pump is mounted and aligned properly.
6. Only one adult should stabilize the log and operate
the control handle, so the operator has full control
over the log and the splitting wedge.
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6. Use a flexible “spider” type coupling between engine
and pump drive shafts.
7. Keep hoses clear and unblocked.
8. Bleed air out of hoses before operating.
9. Flush and clean hydraulic system before restarting
after servicing.
Operating
Your Log
Splitter
10.Use “pipe dope” on all hydraulic fittings.
11.Allow time for warm-up before splitting wood.
12.Prime the pump before initial start-up by turning over
the engine with spark plug disconnected (if not already
done at factory).
13.Split wood along the grain (lengthwise) only.
Never:
1. Use when fluid is below 20° F or above 150° F.
2. Use a solid engine /pump coupling.
Figure 4-4
3. Operate through relief valve for long.
4. Attempt to adjust unloading or relief valve settings
without pressure gauges.
5. Operate with air in hydraulic system.
6. Use teflon tape on hydraulic fittings.
7. Attempt to cut wood across the grain.
8. Attempt to remove partially split wood from the wedge
with your hands. Fully retract wedge to dislodge wood
with log dislodger.
Raising and Lowering Beam
1. Use control handle to run wedge up and down beam
6 to 8 times to circulate the hydraulic fluid, which will
warm and thin the fluid.
2. Place log splitter on a firm, level surface.
To raise the beam for vertical operation:
3. Pull out the horizontal beam lock on the tongue.
4. Pivot beam lock down to release the beam.
5. Move the beam to the vertical position. Secure it with
the beam lock on the reservoir tank assembly.
Transporting the Log Splitter
IMPORTANT: Always turn fuel valve to OFF position
before transporting the log splitter.
1. Lower the beam to its horizontal position. Make certain the beam is locked securely with the horizontal
beam lock.
2. Remove spring clip and clevis pin from jack stand.
3. Support the tongue and pivot the jack stand up
against the tongue. See Figure 4-4.
4. Secure with the spring clip and clevis pin previously
removed. See Figure 4-4.
5. Attach coupler hitch to a class I or higher 2” ball on a
towing vehicle; latch securely.
a.If coupler hitch does not fit on ball: Turn
adjustment nut one turn counter-clockwise.
b. If coupler hitch is too loose on ball: Turn
adjustment nut one turn clockwise.
6. Connect the safety chains to the towing vehicle.
7. Plug in the tail lights, if so equipped, to the tail light
connector on the tow vehicle.
WARNING: Always use the log splitter
in the vertical position when splitting
heavy logs.
WARNING: Do not tow faster than
45mph and check local, state, and
federal requirements before towing on
any public road.
To lower the beam:
1. Pull out the vertical beam lock on the reservoir tank.
2. Pivot beam lock down to release the beam.
3. Carefully pull back on beam and lower it to the
horizontal position.The horizontal beam lock will lock
automatically. See Figure 4-1.
NOTE: Use caution when backing up. It is recommended to use a spotter outside the vehicle.
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WARNING
Always use the log
splitter in the vertical
position when splitting
heavy logs.
Do not tow faster than
45mph and check
local, state, and federal
requirements before
towing on any public
road.
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Maintaining
Your Log
Splitter
Gib Adjustment
Periodically remove and replace the “gibs” (spacers)
between the wedge assembly and the back plate.
NOTE: The gibs may be rotated and/or turned over for
even wear.
Adjustment
Bolt
1. Loosen the lock nuts under each back plate and slide
the gibs out. See Figure 5-1.
2. Turn or replace the gibs.
3. Reassemble the back plate and secure with the lock
nuts.
4. Readjust the bolts on the side of the wedge assembly.
Gib
Jam Nut
WARNING: Before cleaning, lubricating,
repairing, or inspecting, disengage
the control lever and stop engine.
Disconnect the spark plug wire and
ground it against the engine to prevent
unintended starting. Always wear
safety glasses during operation or while
performing any adjustments or repairs.
Lock Nut
Figure 5-1
WARNING
Do not at any time
make any adjustments
without first stopping
engine, disconnecting
spark plug wire, and
grounding it against
the engine. Always
wear safety glasses
during operation or
while performing any
adjustments or repairs.
Before cleaning,
lubricating, repairing, or inspecting,
disengage the control
lever and stop engine.
Disconnect the spark
plug wire and ground
it against the engine
to prevent unintended
starting. Always wear
safety glasses during
operation or while
performing any adjustments or repairs.
WARNING: Do not at any time make
any adjustments without first stopping
engine, disconnecting spark plug wire,
and grounding it against the engine.
Always wear safety glasses during
operation or while performing any
adjustments or repairs.
Conditions that Will Void Warranty
1. Failure to maintain proper fluid level in reservoir
2. Changing the relief valve setting or pressure adjustment of control valve without proper knowledge and
instruction from the factory
Wedge Assembly Adjustment
As normal wear occurs and there is excessive “play”
between the wedge and beam, adjust the bolts on the
side of the wedge assembly to eliminate excess space
between the wedge and the beam.
1. Loosen the jam nuts on the two adjustment bolts on
the side of the wedge. See Figure 5-1.
WARNING: Higher pressure could
cause the hoses to burst, cylinder
to rupture, and intense fluid to be
released, which could result in serious
personal injury.
2. Turn the adjustment bolts in until snug and then back
them off slowly (approximately 1.5 turns) until the
wedge assembly will slide on the beam.
3. Re-tighten the jam nuts securely against the side
of the wedge to secure the adjustment bolts in this
position.
3. Disassembling the pump
4. Use of incorrect hydraulic fluid
5. Allowing the flexible pump coupler to deteriorate
without proper and regular inspection
6. Lack of lubrication or improper lubrication of the beam
or unit
7. Improper adjustment of splitting wedge
8. Excessive heating of the hydraulic system
9. Attempting to start unit in temperatures under 20°F
without pre-heating fluid in reservoir
10.Unattended leaks in hydraulic system
Higher pressure could
cause the hoses to
burst, cylinder to rupture, and intense fluid
to be released, which
could result in serious
personal injury.
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Hydraulic Fluid and Inlet Filter
• Check the hydraulic fluid level in the log splitter
reservoir tank before each use. Maintain fluid level
within the range specified on the dipstick at all times.
• Change the hydraulic fluid in the reservoir every 100
hours of operation. Follow the steps below:
1. Disconnect the suction hose from the bottom of the
reservoir tank.
Maintaining
Your Log
Splitter
2. Carefully unthread the inlet filter and clean it with
penetrating oil. See Figure 5-2.
3. Allow the fluid to drain into a suitable container.
4. Reinsert the filter and refill the reservoir with three
gallons of oil. Approved fluids include Dexron® III /
Mercon® III automatic transmission fluid, a 10 Weight
AW hydraulic oil or Pro-Mix™ AW-32 Hydraulic Oil.
• Maintain fluid level within the range specified on the
dipstick at all times. When checking the fluid, always
make sure to tighten the dipstick until the top of the
threads are flush with the top of the pipe.
NOTE: Always dispose of used hydraulic fluid and engine
oil at approved recycling centers only.
• Contaminants in fluid may damage the hydraulic
components. Flushing the reservoir tank and hoses
with kerosene whenever service is performed on
the tank, hydraulic pump or valve is recommended.
Contact an authorized service dealer.
Figure 5-2
• Make certain to readjust the adjustment bolts so
wedge moves freely, but no excess space exists
between the wedge plate and the beam.
Hose Clamps
• Check, before each use, if hose clamps on the
suction hose (attached to the side of the pump) are
tight. Check the hose clamps on the return hose at
least once a season.
Hydraulic Filter
• Change the hydraulic filter every 50 hours of operation. Use only a 10 micron hydraulic filter. Order part
number 723-0405.
Engine
Beam and Splitting Wedge
The flexible pump coupler is a nylon “spider” insert,
located between the pump and the engine shaft. Over
time, the coupler will harden and deteriorate.
• Lubricate both sides of the beam (where it comes into
contact with the splitting wedge), before each use,
with engine oil. The wedge plate on the log splitter is
designed so the gibs on the side of the wedge plate
can be removed and rotated and/or turned over for
even wear.
WARNING
Refer to the separate engine manual for all maintenance
instructions.
Flexible Pump Coupler
Replace the coupler if you detect vibration or noise
coming from the area between the engine and the
pump. If the coupler fails completely, you will experience
a loss of power.
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NOTE: Always dispose
of used hydraulic
fluid and engine oil at
approved recycling
centers only.
IMPORTANT
Never hit the engine
shaft in any manner,
as a blow will cause
permanent damage to
the engine.
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6. Install pump coupling half and key on pump shaft.
Rotate coupling half until set screw faces opening in
shield. Do not tighten set screw.
7. Install nylon “spider” onto engine coupling half.
8. Align pump coupling half with nylon “spider” by rotating engine using starter handle. Slide coupling half
into place while guiding three mounting bolts through
holes in pump support bracket.
Maintaining
Your Log
Splitter
Set Screw
9. Secure with nuts removed earlier.
10.Set.010” to.060” clearance/gap between the nylon
“spider” and the engine coupling half by sliding a
feeler gauge or matchbook cover between the nylon
“spider” and the engine coupling half and moving
pump coupling half as needed. Secure pump coupling
half with set screw. See Figure 5-3.
Side View-Coupler
.0600
.0100
NOTE: Make certain proper clearance/gap is obtained
before tightening set screw.
Figure 5-3
WARNING
Excessive pressure
when seating beads
may cause tire/rim
assembly to burst
with force sufficient to
cause serious injury.
Refer to sidewall of
tire for recommended
pressure.
IMPORTANT: Never hit the engine shaft in any manner,
as a blow will cause permanent damage to the engine.
Tires
See sidewall of tire for recommended pressure. Under
any circumstances do not exceed manufacturer’s recommended psi. Maintain equal pressure on all tires.
1. Remove three nuts that secure the pump to the
coupling shield. Two nuts are at the bottom corners
and one is in the top center. See Figure 5-3.
2. Remove the pump.
3. Rotate the engine by slowly pulling starter handle
until engine coupling half set screw is visible. Loosen
set screw using allen wrench and slide coupling half
off engine shaft.
WARNING: Excessive pressure when
seating beads may cause tire/rim assembly to burst with force sufficient to
cause serious injury. Refer to sidewall
of tire for recommended pressure.
4. Loosen set screw on pump coupling half and remove
coupling half.
5. Slide new engine coupling half onto the engine
shaft until the end of the shaft is flush with the inner
portion of the coupling half. (There must be space
between the end of the engine support bracket and
coupling half). Tighten set screw.
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Storing Your Log Splitter
Prepare your log splitter for storage at the end of the
season or if the log splitter will not be used for 30 days or
more.
WARNING: Never store machine with
fuel in the fuel tank inside of building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark, or where ignition sources are
present such as hot water and space
heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers,
stoves, electric motors, etc.
1. Clean the log splitter thoroughly.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of pressure washers or garden hose to clean your unit. They may cause
damage to bearings or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
4. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty.
5. Remove spark plug. Holding a rag over the cylinder
hole, pour approximately 1/2 ounce (approximately
one tablespoon) of engine oil into cylinder and crank
slowly to distribute the oil.
6. Replace spark plug.
7. Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
8. Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust. Rust
and/or dirt in the gasoline will cause problems.
9. Store unit in a clean, dry area. Do not store next to
corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
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Maintaining
Your Log
Splitter
NOTE: If storing in an unventilated or metal storage
shed, be certain to rustproof the equipment by coating
with a light oil or silicone.
2. Wipe unit with an oiled rag to prevent rust, especially
on the wedge and the beam.
WARNING
3. Drain fuel tank. Always drain fuel into approved
container outdoors, away from open flame. Be sure
that engine is cool before draining the fuel. Do not
smoke while handling fuel.
Never store machine
with fuel in the fuel
tank inside of building
where fumes may
reach an open flame
or spark, or where
ignition sources are
present such as hot
water and space heaters, furnaces, clothes
dryers, stoves, electric
motors, etc.
NOTE: We do not
recommend the use of
pressure washers or
garden hose to clean
your unit. They may
cause damage to bearings or the engine. The
use of water will result
in shortened life and
reduce serviceability.
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Problem
Engine fails to start
Trouble
Shooting
Cause
1. Spark plug wire disconnected.
1. Connect wire to spark plug.
2. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
2. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
3. Choke, if equipped, not in CHOKE
position.
3. Move choke to CHOKE position.
4. Faulty spark plug.
4. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
5. Blocked fuel line.
5. Clean fuel line.
6. Engine (if equipped with a primer) not
primed properly.
6. Prime engine.
7. Throttle control lever not in correct
starting position.
Engine runs erratic
For repairs beyond
the minor adjustments listed here,
contact an authorized
service dealer.
Engine Overheats
Hydraulic
Trouble
Shooting
Problem
Cylinder rod will not
move
Remedy
7. Move throttle lever to FAST position.
1. Unit running with CHOKE applied, if so
equipped.
1. Move choke lever to OFF position.
2. Spark plug wire loose.
2. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
3. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
3. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean,
fresh (less than 30 days old)
gasoline.
4. Water or dirt in fuel system.
4. Drain fuel tank. Refill with
fresh fuel.
5. Dirty air cleaner.
5. Clean or replace air cleaner.
6. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
6. See authorized service dealer.
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
2. Clean or replace air cleaner.
3. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
3. See authorized service dealer.
Cause
Remedy
1. Broken drive shaft.
1. See authorized service dealer.
2. Shipping plugs left in hydraulic hoses.
2. Disconnect hydraulic hoses,
remove shipping plugs, reconnect
hoses.
3. Set screws in coupling not adjusted
properly.
4. Loose shaft coupling.
5. Gear sections damaged.
6. Damaged relief valve.
7. Hydraulic lines blocked.
8. Incorrect oil level.
9. Damaged directional valve.
10.Blocked directional valve.
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3. See operator’s manual for correct
adjustment.
4. Correct engine/pump alignment as
necessary.
5. See authorized service dealer.
6. See authorized service dealer.
7. Flush and clean hydraulic system.
8. Check oil level.
9. See authorized service dealer.
10.Flush and clean hydraulic system.
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Problem
Slow cylinder shaft
speed while extending
and retracting.
Cause
1. Gear sections damaged.
1.See authorized service dealer.
2. Excessive pump inlet vacuum.
2. Make certain pump inlet hoses are
clear and unblocked-use short,
large diameter inlet hoses.
3.See authorized service dealer.
3. Slow engine speed.
4. Damaged relief valve.
5. Incorrect oil level.
7. Directional valve leaking internally.
8. Internally damaged cylinder.
Engine runs but wood
will not split or wood
splits too slowly
Engine will not turn or
stalls under low load
conditions
Leaking pump shaft
seal
5.Check oil level.
7.See authorized service dealer.
8.See authorized service dealer.
1. Broken seals.
1. See authorized service dealer.
2. Scored cylinder.
2. See authorized service dealer.
1. Small gear section damaged.
1. See authorized service dealer.
2. Pump check valve leaking.
2. See authorized service dealer.
3. Excessive pump inlet vacuum.
3. Make certain pump inlet hoses are
clear and unblocked.
4. Incorrect oil level.
4. Check oil level.
5. Contaminated oil.
5. Drain oil, clean reservoir, and refill.
6. Directional valve leaking internally.
6. See authorized service dealer.
7. Overloaded cylinder.
7. Do not attempt to split wood
against the grain.
8. Internally damaged cylinder.
Engine stalls during
splitting
4.See authorized service dealer.
6.Drain oil, clean reservoir, and refill.
6. Contaminated oil.
Leaking Cylinder
Remedy
8. See authorized service dealer.
1. Low horsepower/weak engine.
1. See authorized service dealer.
2. Overloaded cylinder.
1. Engine/pump misalignment.
2. Do not attempt to split wood
against the grain or see authorized
service dealer.
1. Correct alignment as necessary.
2. Frozen or seized pump.
2. See authorized service dealer.
3. Low horsepower/weak engine.
3. See authorized service dealer.
4. Hydraulic lines blocked.
4. Flush and clean hydraulic system.
5. Blocked directional valve.
5. Flush and clean hydraulic system.
1. Broken drive shaft.
1. See authorized service dealer.
2. Engine/pump misalignment.
2. Correct alignment as necessary.
3. Gear sections damaged.
3. See authorized service dealer.
4. Poorly positioned shaft seal.
4. See authorized service dealer.
5. Plugged oil breather.
5. Make certain reservoir is properly
vented.
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Hydraulic
Trouble
Shooting
For repairs beyond
the minor adjustments listed here,
contact an authorized
service dealer.
For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983
Model Series 550 Thru 570
6
2
80
3
5
4
1
79
68
63
7
81
8
15
23
19
18
32
9
11
22
12
23
31
24
25
65
41
42
40
41
64
69
13
44
41
67
61
58
57
44
16
20
10
62
56
34
55
65
36
41
71
70
39
41
44
17
61
33
72
59
43
66
18
59
14
76
A
51
48
27
26
45
49
52
21
48
A
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To secure
ground wire
53
23
23
28
78
48
47
73
74
54
46
82
50
30
75
35
72
29
37
38
60
For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
1.
718-0769A
Hydraulic Cylinder
43.
681-04040
Frame Assembly
2.
727-04166
Hydraulic Tube
44.
710-0521
Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x 3”
3.
710-1018
Hex Cap Screw 1/2-20 x 2.75
45.
719-0353
Coupling Shield
4.
737-0192
90 Degree Solid Adapter
46.
714-0122
Square Key 3/16” x.75
5.
718-0481A
Control Valve
47.
718-04145
Flexible Coupling
6.
737-0153
Return Elbow
48.
712-04063
Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18
7.
737-0238
Nipple Pipe 1/2-14
49.
781-0097
Rear Coupling Support Bracket
8.
710-1806
Hex Cap Screw 1/2-13 x 3.25
50.
781-1024
Fender Mounting Bracket
9.
719-0550A
Wedge Assembly
51.
727-04130
Hose
10.
712-3058
Hex Lock Nut, 1/2-20
52.
718-04127
Gear Pump
11.
712-0711
Hex Jam Nut 3/8-24
53.
737-0329
45 Degree Elbow Fitting
12.
710-0459A
Hex Cap Screw 3/8-24 x 1.5
54.
727-0502
High Pressure Hydraulic Hose
13.
781-0351
Adjustable Gib
55.
781-0788
Tongue Assembly
14.
736-0116
Flat Washer.635 x.93 x.06
56.
747-1261
Latch Rod
15.
712-3022
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-13
57.
781-1045
Latch
16.
681-04071
Beam Assembly
58.
732-3127
Compression Spring
17.
710-3056
Hex Screw, 5/16-18 x 3.25
59.
736-0371
Flat Washer
18.
710-0654A
Hex Washer Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
60.
781-0538A† Hose Guard
19.
781-1048A
Dislodger Bracket
61.
710-3085
Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 3.50
20.
781-0790
Back Plate
62.
736-0185
Flat Washer,.375 x.738 x.063
21.
737-04093
Inlet Filter
63.
747-04539
Hydraulic Valve Control
22.
727-0443
Return Hose 3/4” ID x 44” Lg.
64.
681-04030
Hitch Coupling Assembly
23.
726-0132
Hose Clamp 5/8”
65.
713-0433A
Chain
24.
737-0316
Filter Housing
66.
731-2496A
Fender (Black)
25.
723-0405
Oil Filter
731-2499A
Fender (Red)
26.
734-0873
Hub Cap
67.
711-0813
Clevis Pin
27.
714-0162
Cotter Pin
68.
720-04088
Grip
28.
712-0359
Slotted Nut 3/4-16
69.
732-0194
Spring Pin
29.
634-0186
Wheel Assembly
70.
781-0789
Jack Stand
30.
736-0351
Flat Washer.760 ID x.500 OD
71.
715-0120
Spiral Pin
31.
737-0312
Adapter 3/4-14
72.
710-0650
TT Screw, 5/16-18 x 0.875”
32.
781-0526A† Hose Guard
73.
710-0602
TT Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.00
33.
737-0348A
Vented Dipstick
74.
625-0062†
Light Kit
34.
711-1587
Clevis Pin
75.
681-0164†
Light Bracket - LH
35.
781-0690
Lock Rod
781-1027A†
Light Bracket - RH
36.
714-0470
Cotter Pin
76.
710-0874†
Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.25
37.
726-0214
Push Cap
77.
712-3008†
Jam Nut, 3/8-16
38.
732-0583
Compression Spring
78.
726-0201†
Speed Nut, .3125 ID
39.
781-04180
Log Tray Bracket
79.
711-04585
Clevis Pin
40.
710-0650
TT Screw, 5/16-18 x.875
80.
713-04036
Valve Handle Link
41.
712-04065
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
81.
714-0111
Cotter Pin
42.
781-04129
Log Tray
82.
710-0376
Hex Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.00
† If Equipped
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Parts List
To order replacement
parts, call
1-800-800-7310
or visit
www.mtdproducts.com
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with respect
to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its
possessions and territories.
“MTD” warrants this product against defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of original
purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any
part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained
in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product,
and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect,
accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water,
or damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting
from the installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment not
approved by MTD for use with the product(s) covered by this manual
will void your warranty as to any resulting damage.
Normal wear parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of purchase.
Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items such as: batteries, belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats,
snow thrower skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service
dealer. To locate the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages,
or contact MTD LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 441360019, or call 1-800-800-7310 or 1-330-220-4683 or log on to our
Web site at www.mtdproducts.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items may carry a
separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable manufacturer’s
warranty for terms and conditions.
b. Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate one year
warranty.
c. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments, deck
adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to
use or exposure.
e. MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported
outside of the United States, its possessions and territories, except
those sold through MTD’s authorized channels of export distribution.
f. Replacement parts that are not genuine MTD parts.
g. Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the
applicable period of express written warranty above as to the
parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written or
oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product, shall
bind MTD. During the period of the warranty, the exclusive remedy
is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. MTD shall not be liable
for incidental or consequential loss or damage including, without
limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn
care services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a
warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the
purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of
the product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability
for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others and
their property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original
purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain
warranty coverage.
d. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-800-800-7310, 1-330-220-4683
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