White Outdoor Single-Stage Snow Thrower Operator`s manual

ATTACHMENT
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OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
42” Single-Stage Snowthrower
Model No.
Description
1695969
42” Single Stage Snowthrower
Copyright © 2011 Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC
Milwaukee, WI, All rights reserved.
1751631
Rev: A
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Table of Contents
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Hardware ........................................................................................
Bag Contents ............................................................................
Box Contents .............................................................................
Operator Safety .............................................................................
Training......................................................................................
Preparation ................................................................................
Operation ..................................................................................
Children .....................................................................................
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute .......................................
Service, Maintenance and Storage ...........................................
Decals .......................................................................................
Accessories ...................................................................................
Required Accessories ...............................................................
Recommended Accessories .....................................................
Features & Controls ......................................................................
Control Functions ......................................................................
Tractor Controls .........................................................................
Assembly .......................................................................................
Unpacking .................................................................................
Chute Assembly ........................................................................
Install Hitch Assembly ...............................................................
Attach Snowthrower to Tractor ...................................................
Attach Lift Arm Assembly to Tractor ...........................................
Attach Chute Motor Wiring Harness (Non-electric Deck Lift Models) .......
Attach Chute Motor Wiring Harness (Electric Deck Lift Models) ............
Install Reflectors ........................................................................
Operation .......................................................................................
Checks Before Starting .............................................................
Engine & Ground Speed Selection ............................................
Transporting .............................................................................
Snow Removal Suggestions ......................................................
Storage ...........................................................................................
Daily Storage .............................................................................
Off-Season Storage...................................................................
Troubleshooting, Adjustments & Service ..................................
Troubleshooting Chart ...............................................................
Skid Shoe Adjustment ...............................................................
Electric Chute Rotator Gear ......................................................
Lift Adjustment ..........................................................................
Belt Tension Adjustment ............................................................
Maintenance ..................................................................................
Schedule for Normal Care .........................................................
General Lubrication ...................................................................
Warranty .........................................................................................
NOTE: In these instructions, “left” and “right” are referenced from the
operating position.
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Hardware Bag Contents
A - HITCH SUPPORT SHAFT
B - HITCH LATCH PIN
C - COTTER PIN
D - HAIR PIN
I - SWITCH
G - SPRING
H - AXLE CLAMP
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F - TURNBUCKLE
E - SAFETY CLIP (Qty. 2)
J - UPPER WIRE HARNESS
K - EXTENSION
WIRE HARNESS - 26”
L - CLIPS (Qty. 4)
M - REFLECTORS (Qty. 2)
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Hardware Box Contents
O - LIFT ARM ASSEMBLY
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N - CHUTE
P - HITCH ASSEMBLY
Q - LIFT ROD ASSEMBLY
R - SNOWTHROWER
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Operator Safety
WARNING
This machine is capable to amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. 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.
OPERATION
TRAINING
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.
1. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep
clear of the discharge opening at all times.
2. Never allow children to operate the equipment. Never
allow adults to operate the equipment without proper
instruction.
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.
3. Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, par-ticularly
small children and pets.
PREPARATION
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.
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1. Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used and remove all doormats, sleds, boards, wires, and
other foreign objects.
2. Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing
gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden
hazards or traffic. Do not carry Passengers.
2. Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before starting
engine (motor).
3. Do not operate the equipment without wearing ade-quate
winter outer garments. Avoid loose fitting cloth-ing that
can get caught in moving parts. Wear foot-wear 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 con-tainers 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 dis-penser 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
imme-diately.
5. Adjust the collector housing height to clear gravel or
crushed rock surfaces.
6. Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine
(motor) is running (except when specifically recommended
by the manufacturer).
7. Let engine (motor) and machine adjust to outdoor
temperatures before starting to clear snow.
8. 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.
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5. Stop the engine (motor) whenever you leave the operating
position, before unclogging the collector/impeller housing
or discharge guide, and when mak-ing any repairs,
adjustments, or inspections.
6. When leaving the machine unattended, disengage the
power take-off (PTO), lower the attachment, set the parking
brake, stop the engine, and remove the key.
7. When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting make cer-tain
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. 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).
Operator Safety
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.
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.
21. Keep in mind the operator is responsible for accidents
occurring to other people or property.
7. Always observe safe refueling and fuel handling practices
when refueling the unit after transportation or storage.
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.
9. Always follow the engine manual instructions for proper
start-up procedures when returning the unit to service.
8. Always follow the engine manual instructions for storage
preparations before storing the unit for both short and long
term periods.
10. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as
necessary.
24. Snow can hide obstacles. Make sure to remove all
obstacles from the area to be cleared.
11. Keep nuts and bolts tight and keep equipment in good
condition.
CHILDREN
12. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly and make necessary repairs if they are
not functioning properly.
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23. DO NOT wear long scarves or loose clothing that could
become entangled in moving parts.
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.
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.
CLEARING A CLOGGED DISCHARGE CHUTE
17 Only authorized service locations should be utilized for
major service and repair requirements.
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.
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.
To clear the chute:
1. SHUT OFF THE ENGINE.
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the impeller blades have
stopped rotating.
19. Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent intervals
for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is in safe
working condition.
3. Always use a clean out tool, not your hands.
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.
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Operator Safety
Accessories
Safety Decals
Accessories
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 manufacturing.
Required Accessories
Although reading this manual and the 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.
• It is required that tire chains and two rear wheel weights
or Quick Tach Weights are used. Never operate on
slopes greater than 17.6% (10°).
• A Lift Lever Kit is required for some of the models
covered by this manual, and must be installed as part of
hitch installation.
Recommended Accessories
All DANGER, 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! The safety decals below are on
your unit.
If any of these decals are lost or damaged, replace them at
once. See your local dealer for replacements.
• For operation on slopes greater than 15% (8.5°), Quick
Tach Weights, tire chains, and wheel weights are
recom-mended. Never operate on slopes greater
than 17.6% (10°).
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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.
• A rear-mounted weight box can also be added for
additional traction. The maximum weight added to the
tractor should not exceed 35 lbs. per wheel, plus 100
additional pounds in the rear weight box.
PART NO. 1716532
PART NO. 1722674
Auger Danger Decal
Discharge Chute Danger Decal
PART NO. 1716531
Main Operation Warning Decal
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PART NO. 1716540
Rear Wheel Weights Required
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Features and Controls
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Control Functions
Tractor Controls
The information below briefly describes the function of
individual controls. Operating the tractor and attachment
requires the combined use of these controls and additional
controls whose operation is described in the tractor
Operator’s Manual.
Before you begin operating the tractor and attachment,
make certain you have:
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.
• Read and understood the instructions in the tractor
Operator’s Manual.
• Become thoroughly familiar with all of the tractor
controls and their operation, including how to safely and
properly start and stop the unit.
• Practice driving in an open area, without the attachment,
to become accustomed to the unit.
A. Electric Chute Rotator Switch – On tractor models
with electric height of cut switch.The electric height
of cut switch will become the spout rotator switch.
B. PTO Switch – Engages and disengages the PTO to
start and stop the snowthrower.
C. Manual Attachment Lift Lever – The attachment lift lever
raises and lowers the attachment. To RAISE an attachment,
depress the release button on top of the lever and pull back.
To LOWER an attachment, depress the release button and
move the lever forward. When lowering the attachment, be
sure to push the lever fully forward into the locked position
D. Deflector Lock Knob – The snowthrower discharge
deflector angle can be changed by loosening the lock knob,
changing the deflector angle and tightening the lock knob.
E. Throttle Control – Always operate at FULL throttle.
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Assembly
Unpacking
1. Position box close to the tractor and carefully unpack
and organize snowthrower parts.
3. Align chute (N, Figure 3) notch (*) on chute with housing
chute ring tab (**) and slide chute into place.
IMPORTANT: See Figure 1 for correct orientation of
snow drive pulley hub.
2. If snow drive pulley hub orientation is incorrect, loosen
set screw, remove and flip pulley to correct orientation
and tighten set-screw.
N
*
**
Figure 3
4. Rotate chute 180 degrees to front. Chute (N, Figure 4)
opening should be facing front / center of machine.
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CORRECT
*
INCORRECT
Figure 1
Chute Assembly
1. Remove gear cover (*, Figure 2) from the snowthrower
assembly by removing hex screw (**) and tilting the
gear cover to disengage tab on opposite side of box.
2. Remove chute rotator gear (*,Figure 2) from shaft.
*
**
Figure 2
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*
Figure 4
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Assembly
5. Loosen the three nuts (*, Figure 5) on motor assembly.
Replace chute rotator gear (**) onto shaft and mesh the
teeth with chute ring gear (***). Slide motor assembly
forward and tighten the hex bolts (*).
4. On underside of tractor frame, locate 11/16” holes
approximately 14” forward from rear tire. Insert hitch
support shaft (A, Figure 7). Secure with the cotter pin
(C) on inside of frame and slightly bend longest leg up.
IMPORTANT: The cotter pin must be located along the
inside edge of the tractor frame.
5. Slide hitch (P, Figure 7) under tractor and lift to slide
hitch mounting arms (*) over hitch support shaft
slots(**).
**
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**
*
Figure 5
A C
6. Replace gear cover over rotator gear mechanism and
secure with the hex bolt (Refer to left side Figure 2.).
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NOTE: Engage cover tab on gear box opposite of hex
bolt.
Install Hitch Assembly
1. Remove the mower deck. Refer to Tractor Operator
Manual.
2. Turn the front wheels fully to the left.
3. Place hitch (P, Figure 6) on floor in front of tractor as
shown.
NOTE: If this is a new installation, cut the plastic ties
holding the snow thrower drive belt for shipping, but do
not remove the belt.
P
Figure 7
*
P
Figure 6
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6. Lift front of the hitch assembly (P, Figure 8) up to tractor
hook-hitch (*).
4. Install the drive belt onto the snowthrower drive pulley
(*, Figure 10) and then onto the tractor PTO pulley (**).
7. Slide hitch latch pin (B) through the mounting holes in
the hitch frame. Secure hitch latch pin with the hair pin
(D).
NOTE: Keep the handle portion of the hitch latch pin
towards the front of the tractor.
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B
D
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Figure 10
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5. Rotate the belt tension lever (*, Figure 11) upwards and
towards the back of the tractor into the locked position
(**).
P
Figure 8
Attach Snowthrower to Tractor
*
**
1. Position snowthrower assembly in front of tractor.
2. Remove both saftey clips and mounting pins from the
snowthrower.
NOTE: Mounting pins and safety clips come preassembled to snowthrower assembly.
3. Align the hitch assembly mounting arms with the
snowthrower mounting tabs, insert mounting pins (*,
Figure 9) and secure with safety clips (**).
*
Figure 11
Attach Lift Arm Assembly to Tractor
1. On right side of tractor, remove the four (4) hex bolts (*,
Figure 12) and nuts from hitch assembly.
**
Figure 9
*
Figure 12
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Assembly
2. Attach lift arm assembly (O, Figure 13) to the tractor
frame using the four hex bolts (*) and nuts from the
previous step.
*
*
5. Assemble lift assist parts. Attach spring (G, Figure 15)
to turnbuckle (F) and axle clamp (H).
NOTE: Do not position the axle clamp over the axle rib.
F
G
H
Figure 15
O
Figure 13
3. Install lift rod assembly (Q, Figure 14) and secure with
safety clips (E).
6. Fully raise the snowthrower off the ground.
7. On the left side of tractor attach turnbuckle (F, Figure
16), spring (G) and axle clamp (H) onto snowthrower
assembly eyebolt (*).
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4. Using lift arm, fully raise snowthrower off the ground
into locked position. Distance from the collar to end of
rod should be 3.75”. If not, lower the snowthrower to the
ground and adjust the lifting collar (*, Figure 14).
NOTE: The distance from ground to the snowthrower
should be 4” - 5” when snowthrower is in fully raised
and locked position.
*
Q
F
H
G
Figure 16
E
8. Adjust spring tension by rotating the turnbuckle (F,
Figure 17) clockwise using a 9/16” wrench, until threads
are no longer visible.
F
*
3.75”
Figure 17
Figure 14
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Assembly
Attach Chute Motor Wiring Harness
(Non-Electric Deck Lift Models)
NOTE: Open hood on tractor for installing the wire harness.
1. Remove plug from tractor dashboard (*, Figure 18).
4. Locate the tractor power leads (Figure 21), red with
yellow stripe (*) and black (**), at the base of steering
column. Connect these leads, color to color, to the
upper wiring harness (J).
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use yellow and black power
tractor lead.
J
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Figure 18
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2. Plug female connector of the upper wiring harness (J,
Figure 19) into switch (I).
Figure 21
5. Route the upper wiring harness along the right side of
the tractor.
J
I
6. Connect the chute rotation wiring harness (*, Figure 22)
from the snowthrower to the square black plug from the
upper wiring harness (**). Position the wiring heat cover
underneath the muffler.
*
Figure 19
3. Route the upper wiring harness (J, Figure 20) and
switch (I) through opening in dashboard. Snap switch
into dashboard to secure.
I
J
Figure 20
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Figure 22
**
*
Assembly
7. Secure wiring harness in place with clips (L, Figure 23)
to the frame rails.
NOTE: Wire harness slack should be secured and not
interfere with moving parts.
Attach Chute Motor Wiring Harness
(Electric Deck Lift Models)
1. Under right rear fender, locate and disconnect the
electric height of cut motor plug (*, Figure 25).
L
*
Figure 25
2. Plug white female connector end of 26” extension wire
harness (K, Figure 26) into existing tractor wire harness.
Install Reflectors
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Figure 23
Install the two reflectors (M, Figure 24) onto the rear of the
tractor seat deck.
K
M
Figure 26
3. Route chute rotation wire harness (*, Figure 27) along
the frame rail.
Figure 24
*
Figure 27
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Assembly
4. Connect chute rotation wire harness (*, Figure 28) to the
26” extension wire harness (K).
Install Reflectors
Install the two reflectors (M, Figure 30) on the rear of the
tractor seat deck
M
K
*
Figure 28
7. Secure wiring harness in place with clips (L, Figure 29)
to the frame rails.
L
Figure 29
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Figure 30
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NOTE: Wire harness slack should be secured and not
interfere with moving parts.
Operation
WARNING
If auger does not start and stop when engaging/
disengaging electric clutch, see your authorized
dealer. Under no circumstances should you attempt to
defeat the safety system.
Checks Before Starting
1. Refer to the Maintenance & Adjustments sections of this
manual and perform any needed service. Also, refer to
the tractor Operator’s Manual and perform any required
service.
2. Remove any objects from the work area which might be
caught in, or thrown by, the auger.
3. Before starting the engine, clear the auger of any ice
particles which may cause damage to auger.
4. Adjust the deflector and skid shoes to desired height.
See Skid Shoe Adjustment and Deflector Adjustment.
5. Make sure all hardware is present and secure.
Engine & Ground Speed Selection
WARNING
Perform the Safety System Interlock test found in your
tractor Operator’s Manual. If tractor does not pass the
test, do not operate the tractor. See your authorized
dealer. Under no circumstances should you attempt to
defeat the safety system.
Use caution when clearing a snow covered area.
Snow can cover objects such as curbs, drop-offs,
and other obstacles. Be familiar with the area you are
clearing.
To prevent an explosion or fire, never store the tractor
with fuel in the tank inside a building where an ignition
source is present.
NOTE: Always raise the snowthrower before turning or
backing up to prevent damage to the unit.
DANGER
OPERATING ON SLOPES CAN BE DANGEROUS
1. Start the tractor engine. After a brief warmup, set engine
throttle FULL.
Operate the unit at a slow ground speed when driving
onto slope. Avoid using brakes to control ground speed.
2. Lower the snowthrower.
When operating on slopes that are greater than 15 %
(8.5°) but less than 17.6%, use additional wheel weights
or counterweights.
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Starting and Stopping
Never operate on slopes greater than 17.6% (10°) which
is a rise of 3-1/2 feet (106cm) vertically in 10 feet (607cm)
horizontally.
3. Engage the electric clutch switch. Snowthrower auger
should rotate. Disengage the electric clutch switch.
Snowthrower auger should stop.
4. Adjust the throttle to full speed. Select the proper
ground speed.
5. To stop tractor movement, depress the clutch/brake
pedal. To stop the snowthrower, disengage the electric
clutch. Before leaving the seat, disengage the electric
clutch, set the parking brake, stop the engine, remove
the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop.
In addition to counterweights, use extra caution when
operating on slopes. Drive UP and DOWN the slope,
never across the face, use caution when changing
directions and DO NOT START OR STOP ON SLOPE.
For additional traction, tire chains and a weight box can
be added. Maximum weight added to tractor should
not exceed 50 lbs. per wheel and 100 additional lbs. in
weight box.
Transporting
1. Disengage the electric clutch and then raise the
snowthrower.
2. Adjust ground speed according to surface conditions.
3. Select a low ground speed when transporting on a
slippery surface.
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Operation
Storage
Snow Removal Suggestions
Daily Storage
• Determine the best snow removal pattern before
beginning.
1. Run the snowthrower a few minutes after blowing snow
to prevent freeze-up of auger.
• Wind direction is an important factor to consider. Rotate
the spout to discharge snow downwind.
2. Allow tractor engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
• Plan the pattern so that you avoid throwing snow on
cleared areas and on yourself as you are operating.
Off-Season Storage
• When land contour permits, it is best to travel in the
longest direction to minimize turning.
• In very deep or heavy snow, it may be necessary
to make the first pass with snowthrower partially
raised, backing up every few feet and lowering the
snowthrower to clear the snow left on the surface. Also,
it may be necessary to slice off less than the full width of
the auger or reduce ground speed.
1. Remove snowthrower from the tractor.
2. Use water pressure or a brush to thoroughly clean the
housing.
3. Paint, or lightly coat with oil, any area where paint has
been worn or chipped away.
4. Lubricate the snowthrower.
5. Store the snowthrower and hitch in a dry place.
• If snow stops flowing freely from the spout, back away
until the snowthrower clears itself.
DANGER
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Do not clean out discharge chute with hands.
Contact with moving parts inside chute will cause
serious injury. Use a clean out tool. Use the following
procedure to remove objects or clear the chute:
1. Stop the engine. Remove key.
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the auger/impeller blades
have stopped rotating.
3. Alway use a clean-out tool. DO NOT use your hands.
DANGER
If the auger stalls or the chute plugs, DISENGAGE
THE ELECTRIC CLUTCH, STOP THE ENGINE AND
REMOVE THE KEY. SET THE PARKING BRAKE.
WAIT FOR MOVING PARTS TO STOP. Remove the
foreign object or clear the spout with a piece of wood
before restarting the engine. Never place hands into
auger housing or spout to clear jammed object. Auger
may rotate when object is removed.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
While normal care and regular maintenance will extend
the life of your equipment, prolonged or constant use may
eventually require that service be performed to allow it to
continue operating properly.
The troubleshooting guide below lists the most common
problems, their causes and remedies. See the information
on the following pages for instructions on how to perform
most of these minor adjustments and service repairs
yourself. If you prefer, all of these procedures can be
performed for you by your local authorized dealer.
PROBLEM
WARNING
To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance on
the tractor or snow thrower only when the engine
is stopped and the parking brake engaged. Always
remove the ignition key, disconnect the spark plug
wire and fasten it away from the plug before beginning
the maintenance, to prevent accidental starting of the
engine.
CAUSE/SOLUTION
A. Electric clutch not engaged. Engage electric clutch.
1. Snowthrower auger does not rotate.
B. Foreign material is blocking auger. STOP engine. Remove key.
Unplug auger with piece of wood. Read WARNING on page 17.
C. Drive chain broken. Replace parts as required.
A. Electric clutch brake not operating properly. See your dealer.
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2. Auger does not stop when electric clutch
is disengaged.
A. Engine RPM too slow. Set throttle to FULL.
3. Auger rotates, but snow is not thrown far
enough.
B. Ground speed too fast. Use slow ground speed.
C. Snow thrower discharge chute clogged. STOP engine. Remove
key. Unplug discharge chute using the chute cleaning tool or a
piece of wood. Read WARNING on page 17.
A. Skid shoes not properly adjusted. Adjust skid shoes.
4. Scraper bar does not clean down to hard
surface.
B. Lift height out of adjustment. See ADJUSTMENTS section.
C. No down pressure. See Hitch Installation Instructions.
5. Snowthrower picks up and throws stones
on gravel drive.
6. Tractor does not have sufficient traction.
A. Skid shoes not properly adjusted for ground surface. Adjust skid
shoes.
B. Too much downward pressure on snow thrower. Raise snowthrower slightly.
A. Tractor too light at rear wheels. Use Quick Tach weights, wheel
weights, and tire chains.
A. Ground speed too fast. Reduce speed.
7. Tractor not stable on sloping surfaces.
B. Tractor not properly weighted. See Recommended Accessories,
page 6.
C. Slope grade too steep. See Safety Section. Use Quick Tach
weights, wheel weights, and tire chains.
8. Chute does not rotate.
A. Rotator gears out of adjustment.
B. Wire harness disconnected.
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Skid Shoe Adjustment
Lift Adjustment
On smooth surfaces such as concrete or asphalt, the
scraper bar should scrape the surface. On surfaces such as
gravel, the scraper bar should be set high enough so that it
will not pick up debris.
In the fully raised position the attachment should be 4”-5”
off the ground.
1. Loosen the nuts securing the skid shoes (*, Figure 31).
1. Fully raise the attachment lift. The snowthrower should
be approximately 4”-5” off the ground. If not, go to step
2.
2. Raise or lower the scraper bar to the desired height.
Use wood blocks to hold the snow thrower in position.
2. Lower the snowthrower and adjust the front set collar (*,
Figure 33) to achieve the correct lift height.
3. Set the skid shoes so that they are in contact with the
ground and tighten the skid shoe nuts.
3.75”
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Figure 31
Figure 34
Belt Tension Adjustment
Electric Chute Rotator Gear
1. Remove the cover (*, Figure 32) and loosen the three
screws (**) securing the electric chute rotator motor
(***).
2. Adjust the motor so that the gear meshes with the
discharge chute ring gear and tighten the adjustment
screws.
3. Reinstall the cover.
Adjust belt tension if the tension lever does not adjust belt
tension properly.
1. Move belt tension lever to the released position (*,
Figure 34).
2. Loosen bolt (**) on idler pulley (***), located on the left
side of the hitch assembly.
3. Move idler pulley backwards or forwards to adjust snow
thrower drive belt tension.Tighten bolt (**)
4 Move belt tension lever to the locked tension position
(****).
5. Test snowthrower and repeat adjustment as needed.
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Figure 32
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Figure 34
**
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Maintenance
WARNING
To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance on the
unit only when the engine is stopped and all moving
parts have stopped. Always remove the ignition key
before beginning maintenance or adjustments to
prevent accidental starting of the engine.
Maintenance Schedule
Care Required
Schedule
Clean snow and ice from
unit.
After each use.
Lubricate snowthrower.
Every 10 hours or at
least once a year.
General Lubrication
Lubricate the snow thrower as shown in Figure 28. Where
an oil can is shown use 30 weight oil. Where a grease gun
is shown, use lithium grease. Lubricate the following areas:
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• Oil the chute deflector.
• Grease the chute ring gear.
• Grease the snow thrower-hitch pivot points.
• Grease the auger shaft grease fittings.
Figure 28
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Warranty
BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, L.L.C. OWNER WARRANTY POLICY
LIMITED WARRANTY
Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC will repair and/or replace, free of charge, any part(s) of the equipment that is
defective in material or workmanship or both. Briggs & Stratton Corporation will repair and/or replace, free of charge, any
part(s) of the Briggs and Stratton engine* (if equipped) that is defective in material or workmanship or both. Transportation
charges on product submitted for repair or replacement under this warranty must be borne by purchaser. This warranty is
effective for the time periods and subject to the conditions stated below. For warranty service, find the nearest Authorized
Service Dealer using our dealer locator at www.BriggsandStratton.com.
There is no other express warranty. Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose, are limited to one year from purchase or to the extent permitted by law. Liability for incidental or consequential
damages are excluded to the extent exclusion is permitted by law.
Some states or countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some states or countries do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or
country to country.
WARRANTY PERIOD
Consumer Use
Commercial Use:
1 Years
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Equipment
The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the first retail consumer or commercial end user, and continues for the period
of time stated above. “Consumer use” means personal residential household use by a retail consumer. “Commercial use” means all
other uses, including use for commercial, income producing or rental purposes. Once product has experienced commercial use, it
shall thereafter be considered as commercial use for purposes of this warranty.
No warranty registration is necessary to obtain warranty on Briggs & Stratton products. Save your proof of purchase receipt. If you do
not provide proof of the initial purchase date at the time warranty service is requested, the manufacturing date of the product will be
used to determine warranty eligibility.
ABOUT YOUR WARRANTY
We welcome warranty repair and apologize to you for being inconvenienced. Warranty service is available only through servicing
dealers authorized by Briggs & Stratton or BSPPG, LLC.
Most warranty repairs are handled routinely, but sometimes requests for warranty service may not be appropriate. This warranty only
covers defects in materials or workmanship. It does not cover damage caused by improper use or abuse, improper maintenance or
repair, normal wear and tear, or stale or unapproved fuel.
Improper Use and Abuse - The proper, intended use of this product is described in the Operator’s Manual. Using the product in
a way not described in the Operator’s Manual or using the product after it has been damaged will void your warranty. Warranty is
not allowed if the serial number on the product has been removed or the product has been altered or modified in any way, or if the
product has evidence of abuse such as impact damage, or water/chemical corrosion damage.
Improper Maintenance or Repair - This product must be maintained according to the procedures and schedules provided in the
Operator’s Manual, and serviced or repaired using genuine Briggs & Stratton parts. Damage caused by lack of maintenance or use
of non-original parts is not covered by warranty.
Normal Wear - Like all mechanical devices, your unit is subject to wear even when properly maintained. This warranty does not
cover repairs when normal use has exhausted the life of a part or the equipment. Maintenance and wear items such as filters, belts,
cutting blades, and brake pads (engine brake pads are covered) are not covered by warranty due to wear characteristics alone,
unless the cause is due to defects in material or workmanship.
Stale Fuel - In order to function correctly, this product requires fresh fuel that conforms to the criteria specified in the Operator’s
Manual. Damage caused by stale fuel (carburetor leaks, clogged fuel tubes, sticking valves, etc) is not covered by warranty.
* Applies to Briggs and Stratton engines only. Warranty coverage of non-Briggs and Stratton engines is provided by the engine manufacturer.
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