Warranty Conditions
Australia & New Zealand Only
Rover Mowers Limited warrant that this machine
is free from defects in material and workmanship.
This warranty is limited to making good or replacing
any part which appears upon inspection by the
manufacturer or his agent to be defective in material
or workmanship.
The petrol engine used to power this machine is
warranted by the manufacturer whose warranty statement
has been included with the machine. As the warranty
for the engine may differ from the warranty for the
other components, you are advised to read the engine
manufacturer's warranty carefully.
For other items this warranty shall apply for a period of
12 months from date of purchase except for products
used commercially where the warranty is limited to
90 days.
This warranty does not obligate the manufacturer, his
agents or dealers to bear the transport costs incurred in
the repair or replacement of any defective part.
Online warranty registration - www.rovermowers.com.au
This warranty excludes fair wear and tear, or any damage
caused by misuse or abuse. Parts such as blades, blade
bolts, v-belts and spark plugs, which can be subjected
to use beyond their normal intended working capacity
are also excluded.
This warranty is void if parts other than genuine have
been used or if repairs or alterations have been made
without the manufacturer's written authority.
The above warranty does not exclude any condition
or warranty implied by the Trade Practices Act 1974
or any other relevant legislation which implies any
condition which cannot be excluded.
REMEMBER:
PROOF OF PURCHASE IS THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER AND IS
NECESSARY PRIOR TO WARRANTY WORK
BEING UNDERTAKEN. REPAIRS MUST BE
CARRIED OUT BY AN AUTHORISED DEALER
AND GENUINE SPARE PARTS MUST BE USED
OR YOUR WARRANTY WILL BE VOID.
Owners Manual
Chip ‘N’ Shred
TM
Model No:
98117 - Petrol
9862 - Petrol
9848 - Petrol
9885 - 240 Volt Electric
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Dealer's address:...................................................................................................................................
Dealer's phone no:...............................................................................................................................
Product Model no:...............................................................................................................................
Product Serial no:.................................................................................................................................
Date of Purchase:..................................................................................................................................
Rover Mowers Limited reserves the right to make changes of and
add improvements upon its product at any time without notice or
obligation. The Company also reserves the right to discontinue
manufacture of any product at its discretion at any time.
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Rover Mowers Limited, PO. Box 1235, Eagle Farm. Qld. Australia. 4009
Phone: 07 3213 0233
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Handle
5.1 Mulch
Baffle
2
Right
Hand
Side
5
1
Mulch is a mixture of broken down vegetable and organic
materials which is used in the creation of compost or
used as a covering in a garden bed.
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5.2 Compost
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4
Compost is a mixture of organic materials, mulch, loam
soils, or other medium with added organic matter used
to enrich garden beds to promote plant growth.
Left Hand Side
5.3 Humus
Figure 1. Hopper Assembly
Humus is the organic constituents of soils formed by
the decomposition of vegetable and organic materials.
The Rover Chip ‘N’ ShredTM helps in the production of
Mulch by shredding vegetable and organic materials into
small pieces to make mulch that may be either spread
throughout the garden bed as a thick layer or can be used
to produce a rich compost.
Figure 2. Hopper baffle fitting
5.4 Mulching the Garden
Figure 4. Hopper assembly to body
Figure 3. Hopper handle to hopper
Spreader tube
Rear wheel supports
COMPOSTING
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
The spreading of a thick layer of mulch throughout the
garden bed of between 50 and 150mm thick has many
benefits for the garden:
* Protects the root system of the plants.
* Retains moisture in the soils.
* Retards the growth of weeds which can be harmful
to plants.
* Slowly releases nutrients into the soil to enhance
plant growth.
* Eliminates the need to use dangerous chemicals
and fertilizers and therefore leads to be a healthier
environment.
* Eliminates the need to use land fill areas to dispose
of unwanted garden rubbish. Some councils are now
charging for the disposal of garden waste at local land
fill areas.
600mm. The compost heap should be covered to keep it
from becoming water logged or drying out completely.
To aid in the decomposition of the mulch, the compost
heap should be turned over regularly.
Compost Bin
These either take the form of a drum mounted on a frame,
or a simple drum standing on end with a removable lid.
These types of units are used in a similar manner to
the compost heap where mulch, soil and other organic
materials are loaded into the drum for the production of
compost. The drum mounted on the frame can be easily
rotated to aerate the compost during decomposition of
the organic materials.
5.6 Suitable materials for composting
* Vegetable and fruit waste from the kitchen.
* Dead plants and flowers Plant cuttings and prunes.
* Green branches from small trees Sawdust and
pulverised wood shavings.
* Mulched material from the Rover Chip ‘N’
ShredTM.
* Cow, horse and chicken manure.
5.7 Materials that should NEVER be composted.
*
*
*
*
*
5.5 Composting
With the mulch produced from the garden and
vegetable waste these can be used to produce a
nutrient rich compost. Compost can be produced in
several ways from the mulch produced:
Compost Heap
Mulch bag
Front leg support
Mulch bag frame
Figure 6. Mulch bag fitting
Figure 5. Chipper tube to body assembly
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A compost heap can be laid out under a tree or in a
corner of the garden. Simply spread out a layer of mulch
approximately 1200mm x 600mm. This can be then be
built up in thin layers of soil and mulch to a height of
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Metal objects.
Glass and ceramics Plastics.
Chemicals and Solvents.
Dog and cat droppings.
Meat scraps and bones.
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MAINTENANCE
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
4.5 Chipper blade removal and fitting
4.8 Flail removal
Chipper blade removal
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Stop the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM and remove the spark plug
lead from the spark plug, or remove the power cord
from the power supply.
2. Remove the three retaining nyloc nuts and washers
from the chipper tube and lift off.
3. Remove the hopper assembly fasteners and lift the
hopper assembly off the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body.
4. Rotate the rotor to expose the chipper blade in the
chipper tube port.
5. Using a 1/2” AF ring spanner and a Allen key remove
the chipper blade fasteners and remove the chipper
blade. Figure 11.
Chipper blade fitting
1. Clean the surface of the rotor plate where the chipper
blade is attached.
2. Using new 5/16” Nyloc nuts fit the chipper blade to
the rotor plate and tighten the nyloc nuts to 19 Nm.
3. Fit the hopper assembly to the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
body. Refer to section 2.3.
4. Fit the chipper tube to Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body. Refer
section 2.4.
5. Move the clutch engagement lever to the disengaged
position and replace the spark plug lead.
4.6 Chipper blade sharpening
To maintain optimum performance from the chipper the
blade should be kept sharp. The chipper blade can be
ground back a total of 3mm before replacement of the
chipper blade is necessary.
1. Remove the chipper blade from the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
Refer to section 4.5.
2. Maintain the same angle on the blade cutting edge
when grinding.
3. Remove any feathers that form by lightly honing the
chipper blade on an oil stone.
4. Refit to the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM. Refer to section 4.5.
Remove the hopper assembly.
Remove the belt guard.
Remove the chipper tube assembly.
Rotate the rotor assembly until the flail bar to be
removed is opposite the pilot hole in the left hand
side of the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body.
5. Remove the flail bar retaining nut and bolt from the
shaft.
6. Using a drift inserted through the pilot hole in the
chipper shredder side plate, drive out the flail bar
through the chipper tube port.
4.9 Flail fitting
1. Determine which flail bar is to be fitted from (Figure
12), and layout next to the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM the flail
blades and spacers.
2. Insert the flail bar through the chipper tube port into
the rotor plate.
3. As the flail bar is being pushed into position, place the
flail blades and spacers on the flail bar as indicated
in figure 12.
4. Replace the flail bar retaining bolt and nut.
5. Fit the chipper tube assembly. Refer section 2.4.
6. Fit the drive belt guard aligning the retainings stud
in the correct hole for Petrol and Electric models.
7. Fit the hopper assembly. Refer section 2.3.
8. Fit the spark plug lead to the spark plug - Petrol
Models.
Disengaged
Screen bar
Figure 7. Clutch Lever - Petrol Models
Figure 8. Screen fitting
A
6mm
A
4.10 Routine maintenance
After use, always clean down the outside of the Chip ‘N’
ShredTM to remove any build-up of material. Visually
inspect all safety labels and replace any that have become
damaged or illegible during operation of the Chip ‘N’
ShredTM
Figure 9. Drive belt adjustment - Petrol Models
Figure 10. Drive belt Adjustment - Electric Models
Figure 11. Chipper blade removal and fitting
Figure 12. Rotor assembly
Do not hose down the motor or switch on
electric models
The inside of the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM may be hosed out
to clean away any build up of mulched material. After
hosing out the inside of the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM spray the
rotor assembly, flails and chipper blade with a suitable
water dispersant agent (WD 40).
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B
C
WARNING
4.7 Flails
The Chip ‘N’ ShredTM is fitted with 12 individual flail
blades. The relative position of the flails on each bar and
to those on other bars is important. If the flail bar is to be
removed for any reason the flails must be reassembled in
the same position as before disassembly. Figure 12.
R-Clip
Engaged
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PREFACE
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
Congratulations on your purchase of a quality Australian made and owned ROVER product.
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OPERATION
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
3.8 Screens
3.10 Screen fitting
Two screens are supplied with the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM, the
standard screen consisting of numerous holes in a curved
plate and a bar screen consisting of widely spaced bars
between two side plates.
The size of the mulch produced by either shredding or
chipping is dependent on the screen fitted to the Chip
‘N’ ShredTM
The screen to be used depends on the type of material
to be processed. The standard screen suits most types of
material found in the garden. If moist, pulpy or soggy
types of material are to be processed the bar screen should
be fitted to avoid blockages.
1. Switch the engine off and remove the spark plug lead
from the spark plug or disconnect the power cord
from the power supply.
2. Choose the correct screen for the material to be
processed (refer to section 3.8).
3. Lift and position the screen in the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
by aligning the holes in the screen and the Chip ‘N’
ShredTM body. Insert the screen rod closest to the
engine first and secure with the R-clip retainer. Figure
8.
CONTENTS
3.9 Screen removal
Preface.......................................................................... iii
1. Switch engine off.
2. Remove the spark plug lead from the spark plug or
disconnect the power cord from the power supply.
3. When the rotor has come to a stop remove the R-clips
from the screen bars and remove the screen bars, the
screen should then drop out through the discharge
chute. Figure 8.
4. Lift the front of the screen and insert the screen rod
through the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM side plate, retaining
with the R-clip.
This manual covers the operation of the petrol and electric powered Rover Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
Please read and understand this Owners Manual, and the accompanying Engine manufacturers manual for
petrol models.
If any point is unclear, contact Rover Mowers Limited or any authorised Rover Mower service dealer.
WARNING
CAUTION
The safety of the user and others involved.
Personal injury may result should this information
be disregarded
Follow these instructions to avoid machine damage and possible loss of warranty.
Safety instructions........................................................ iv
1.
Specifications....................................................... 1
2.
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Setting up............................................................. 1
Loose parts kit..................................................... 1
Hopper, handle and baffle assembly.................... 2
Hopper assembly to body.................................... 2
Chipper tube to body........................................... 2
Mulch bag............................................................ 2
Engine lubrication - Petrol Models...................... 2
Fuel - Petrol Models............................................ 3
3.
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
Operation............................................................. 3
To start the engine - Petrol Models..................... 3
To stop the engine - Petrol Models..................... 3
Rotor engagement - Petrol Models..................... 3
Rotor disengagement - Petrol Models ............... 3
Operation - Electric Models................................ 3
Shredding Material.............................................. 3
Chipper tube feeding........................................... 3
Screens................................................................. 4
Screen removal.................................................... 4
Screen fitting........................................................ 4
4.
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.10
Maintenance......................................................... 4
Oil Change - Petrol Models................................. 4
Lubrication points - Petrol Models...................... 4
Drive belt adjustment - Petrol Models................. 4
Drive belt adjustment - Electric Models.............. 4
Chipper blade removal and fitting....................... 5
Chipper blade sharpening.................................... 5
Flails.................................................................... 5
Flail removal........................................................ 5
Flail fitting........................................................... 5
Routine maintenance........................................... 5
5.
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
Composting.......................................................... 6
Mulch................................................................... 6
Compost............................................................... 6
Humus.................................................................. 6
Mulching the garden............................................ 6
Composting.......................................................... 6
Suitable materials for composting....................... 6
Materials that should never be composted.......... 6
ILLUSTRATIONS
Figure 1. Hopper assembly........................................ i
Figure 2. Hopper baffle fitting.................................. i
Figure 3. Hopper handle to hopper............................ i
Figure 4. Hopper assembly to body........................... i
Figure 5. Chipper tube to body assembly.................. i
Figure 6. Mulch bag fitting........................................ i
Figure 7. Clutch lever - Petrol Models ..................... ii
Figure 8. Screen fitting............................................... ii
Figure 9. Drive belt adjustment - Petrol Models....... ii
Figure 10. Drive belt adjustment - Electric Models..... ii
Figure 11. Chipper blade removal and fitting.............. ii
Figure 12. Rotor assembly........................................... ii
4.1 Oil Change Petrol Models
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
1. Position the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM on a level surface in a
well ventilated area.
2. Start and run the engine for 5 minutes to warm up
the engine oil.
3. Place a container under the oil drain plug.
4. Using a 10mm open end spanner remove the engine
drain plug and tilt the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM to allow the
engine oil to drain completely.
5. Refit the engine drain plug tightly and clean up any
spilt oil.
6. Fill the engine crankcase with oil. Refer to section
2.6 Engine Lubrication.
4.2 Lubrication Points Petrol Models
Using 10w -30 or S.A.E. 30 oil
1. Clutch lever point.
2. Throttle control.
4.3 Drive belt adjustment - Petrol Models
1. Stop the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM and remove the spark plug
lead from the spark plug.
2. Remove the drive belt guard.
3. Move the clutch lever to the engaged position.
4. Loosen the four engine mount bolts.
5. Slide the engine away from the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body
to tighten the drive belt. The drive belt should deflect
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Note: The standard screen can be fitted in the Chip ‘N’
ShredTM in either direction. The Bar Screen will only
fit with the bars pointing away from the engine.
CAUTION
Do not tip petrol models over when full of Petrol
and Oil.
4. MAINTENANCE
about 6mm when hand pressure is applied, between the
engine pulley and the rotor shaft pulley. Figure 9.
6. Tighten the engine mount bolts.
7. Replace the drive belt guard aligning the ‘E’ hole
with retaining stud.
8. Move the clutch engagement lever to the disengaged
position and replace the spark plug lead.
CAUTION
Do not over tighten drive belt.
4.4 Drive Belt adjustment - Electric Models
1. Stop the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM and disconnect from the
power supply.
2. Remove the drive belt guard
3. Loosen the four engine mount bolts ‘A’ figure 10.
4. Tension the drive belt to give a 6mm deflection
when hand pressure is applied, by holding the nut
‘B’ with a 9/16” A/F spanner and rotating the bolt
‘C’ clockwise.
5. Tighten the four engine mount bolts.
6. Replace the drive belt guard aligning the ‘E’ hole
with retaining stud.
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WARNING
The chipper blade is extremely sharp and
caution must be used when handling or
working with it.
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SETTING UP
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
2.7 Fuel
1. Position the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM on a level surface in a
well ventilated area. Clean around the fuel tank cap.
2. Remove the fuel tank cap.
3.1 To start the engine - Petrol Models
Refer to the engine manufacturers instructions
1. Move the clutch lever to the disengaged position.
2. Move the choke lever to the choke position.
3. Move the throttle lever to the fast
position.
4. Move the fuel shutoff valve to the on position (if
fitted).
5. Move the Stop Control switch to the on position (if
fitted).
6. Grasp the starter cord and pull.
7. When the engine starts, move the choke lever to
the run position and the throttle lever to the slow
position.
3.2 To stop the engine - Petrol Models
Refer to the engine manufacturers instructions
WARNING
Blades continue to free wheel after engine has
been switched off
1. Move the throttle lever to the off position. O
2. Move the fuel shutoff valve to the off position (if
fitted).
3. Move the stop control switch to the off position (if
fitted).
4. Move the clutch lever to the disengaged position if
engaged.
3. Using a clean funnel fill the fuel tank with clean fresh
unleaded petrol.
4. Replace the fuel tank cap.
5. Wipe up any spilt petrol.
3. OPERATION
3. To stop the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM move the motor switch
to the ‘Off’ position ‘O’.
4. If the overload switch activates during operation
wait 60 seconds, reset the overload and switch the
unit back on. This will allow the electric motor time
to cool and the overload switch to reset.
5. If after waiting 60 seconds the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
fails to restart the following procedure should be
followed.
a. Switch the machine off and disconnect the power
supply.
b. Check for blockages and that the rotor is free to
rotate. If the rotor is jammed remove the screens
to clear blockage. Refer to section 3.9.
c. Connect to the power supply and switch on the
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
d. If the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM will not start check the
fuse or circuit breaker on the electrical circuit
being used and rectify if necessary.
e. If the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM will not start and the
electrical circuit is found to be operational, contact
your local authorised Rover service dealer.
3.6 Shredding material
1. Start the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM engine as per section 3.1.for
petrol models or section 3.5 for electric models.
WARNING
3.3 Rotor engagement - Petrol Models
1. Start the engine as per the section 3.1.
2. Move the throttle control to the fast position.
3. Slowly move the clutch lever on the left hand side of
the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM to the engaged position. Figure
7.
3.4 Rotor disengagement - Petrol Models
1. Move the rotor clutch lever to the disengaged position.
‘O’ Figure 7.
2. Move the throttle control to the slow
or off ‘O’
position as required.
3.5 Operation - Electric Models
1. Connect the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM to a suitable power
supply with a 15amp rated power cord fitted with
10 amp fittings no longer than 20 meters long.
Longer cords will result in voltage drop and possible
premature overload drop out and or possible motor
damage.
2. To start the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM move the motor switch
to the ‘On’ position ‘I’.
Operators should always wear safety glasses,
hearing protection and gloves while operating
the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
2. Engage the rotor clutch as per section 3.3. Petrol
Models only.
3. Feed branches with foliage first into hopper so as to
control the rate of feed. Maximum branch size in
shredder hopper is approximately 20mm diameter.
4. When feeding vines or long stringy types of material
into the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM, cut them first into lengths
of no more than 600mm long. Be careful not to wrap
materials around hands when feeding.
5. Do not feed at a faster rate than the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
can shred and discharge material, as you may stall
the rotor and overload the engine and or damage the
drive belt.
3.7 Chipper tube feeding
Feed larger branches, up to approximately 70mm
diameter, into the chipper tube. Control the rate of feed
by pulling back on the branch so as not to block the unit
and cause it to stall.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
Training
* If the cutting mechanism strikes any foreign objects
or if the machine should make any unusual noise
or vibration, immediately switch off the engine and
allow the machine to stop. Disconnect the spark plug
wire from the spark plug or remove power cord from
power supply and take the following steps.
a. Inspect for damage
b. Replace or repair any damaged parts.
c. Check for and tighten any loose parts.
* Become familiar with the Owner’s Manual before
attempting to operate this equipment.
* Do not allow children to operate this equipment.
* Do not operate this equipment in the vicinity of
bystanders.
* Carbon dioxide can be extremely dangerous in
enclosed areas; do not run the machine in an enclosed
area since the exhaust from the engine contains
carbon monoxide, which is colourless, odourless,
and tasteless.
* Do not place hands or any other part of the body or
allow clothing inside the feeding chamber, discharge
chute, or near any moving part.
* Before inspecting or servicing any part or the machine,
shut off the power supply, disconnect the power cord
or disconnect the spark plug lead from the spark plug,
and make sure that all moving parts have come to a
complete stop.
Do not attempt to repair the machine unless you are
competent to do so.
* Keep the engine clean of debris and other
accumulations to prevent damage to the engine or
possible fire.
* Do not allow processed material to build up in the
discharge area. This may prevent proper discharge
and can result in kickback of material through the
feed opening.
* Keep all guards and deflectors in place and in good
working condition.
* Always stand clear of the discharge area when
operating this machine.
* Keep your face and body away from the feed
opening.
* Do not overreach. Keep proper balance and footing
at all times.
* Do not tamper with the engine governor settings on
petrol engines; the governor controls the maximum
safe operating speed and protects the engine and all
moving parts from damage caused by over speed.
Seek authorised service if a problem exists.
* Do not transport this machine while the engine is
running.
* If the machine becomes clogged, switch-off the engine
and disconnect the spark plug lead or remove the
power lead from power supply, before cleaning debris
away.
* Switch-off the unit before attaching or removing the
mulch bag.
Preparation
* Obtain and wear safety glasses and gloves at all times
while operating the machine.
* Avoid wearing loose fitting clothing. Operate the
machine only on a level surface.
* Do not operate the machine on a paved or gravel
surface. Thrown objects could cause injury.
* Before starting the machine, check that all screws,
nuts, bolts, and other fasteners are properly secured.
Replace damaged or unreadable warning and operator
labels.
* Use extra care in handling petrol and other fuels.
They are flammable and vapours are explosive.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refuelling.
Do not smoke.
c. Never refuel the machine indoors.
d. Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, such as a gas water
heater.
Maintenance
* When this equipment is stopped for servicing, inspection, or storage, or to change an accessory, make
sure the spark plug lead is disconnected from the
spark plug, or the power cord is removed from power
supply. Allow the machine to cool before making any
inspections, adjustments, etc. Maintain the machine
with care and keep it clean.
* Store the machine out of the reach of children and
where petrol vapours will not reach an open flame
or spark. For extended storage periods, run the unit
dry of fuel. Always allow the machine to cool before
storing.
Operation
* Before starting the machine, make certain that the
cutting chamber is empty.
* When feeding shreddable material into the equipment
be extremely careful that pieces of metal, rocks, bottles,
cans or other foreign objects are not included.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
General Electrical Safety Rules
1. Avoid dangerous environments such as damp
locations.
2. Do not abuse the power cord. Never pull a machine
by the cord or pull the cord to disconnect it from the
outlet socket. Keep the cord away from excessive
heat, oil, and sharp edges.
3. Disconnect the machine when not in use, before
servicing and when changing attachments.
4. Avoid accidental starting. Be sure to switch off before
plugging the cord into a power outlet.
5. To prevent electrical shock, use the machine only
with an extension cord suitable for outdoor use as
recommended by the extension cord manufacturer;
the use of suitable extension cords is extremely
important for the operator’s personal safety.
6. Never use an indoor type of extension cord: these
cords are designed for use with lamps and small
appliances and are inadequate for high-powered
machines.
7. Make sure the extension cord is in good condition. A
cord with cracked or broken insulation is hazardous,
particularly in the presence of moisture or combustible
material. It is also important that the cord connectors
be of rugged construction, in good condition, and
securely attached to the outer jacket.
8. If the extension cord is damaged in any manner while
operating the machine, immediately switch off the
power supply and remove the extension cord from
the power outlet.
9. If the supply cord is damaged it must be replaced by
a CMG Service Agent or similarly qualified person
in order to avoid a hazard.
Electrical Supply Capacity and Fuses
1. Use only an electric circuit having adequate
capacity.
2. Blowing a fuse or tripping a circuit breaker is a
warning that you are overloading your machine or
have too many devices in use on that circuit, or both.
Determine the cause and correct it. Do not install a
higher capacity fuse.
1. SPECIFICATIONS
Rover Model No.
Engine Model No.
Power Rating
9885 (Electric)
A09189
2.2 kW
Fuel Capacity
Oil Capacity
Oil Grade
Voltage
Current FL
Frequency
Phase
No. Flails
No. Chipper Blades
Chipper Opening
Weight (kg)
230-240 volts
9.8 amps
50Hz
Single
12
1
71 x 71 mm
56
9848 (Petrol)
93302
2.6 kW
9862 (Petrol)
127432
4.1 kW
98117 (Petrol)
G200F
4.1 kW
2.4 litres
600ml
Refer engine manufacturer's
booklet
4.5 litres
600ml
Refer engine manufacturer's
booklet
3.6 litres
600ml
Refer engine manufacturer's
booklet
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2.4 Chipper tube to body
2.2 Hopper handle and baffle assembly
The feed hopper as supplied with the Chip ‘N’
ShredTM needs to be assembled before use.
1. Lay the right hand side half of the hopper down on
a flat surface with the joint flange pointing up.
2. Position the left hand side half of the hopper on top
of the right hand side aligning the joint flange and
screw holes. Figure 1.
3. Insert the self tapping screws in the front flanged
joint in the sequence shown (1-6) and tighten.
Figure 1.
4. Insert the self tapping screws in the rear flanged
joint in the same sequence as in the front flange
and tighten. Figure 1.
5. Support the hopper in an upright position and fit
the hopper baffle inside the hopper by aligning the
four holes in the top edge of the baffle with the four
matching holes on the ledge in the top of the hopper.
Figure 2.
6. Retain the hopper baffle with the four 3/16” x 5/8”
mush.head screws with the four large 3/16” Flat
washers under their heads and inserted from the
inside with the 3/16” small flat washers and 3/16”
nyloc nuts on the outside of the hopper. Figure 2.
7. Locate the hopper handle and slide it into the grooves
located near the top of the hopper body so that the
holes in the handle are in alignment with the holes
in the hopper. Figure 3.
8. Retain the hopper handle with the four 1/4” x 1-1/2”
unc. cuphead bolts inserted from the inside of the
hopper with the four 1/4” unc. nyloc nuts on the
outside. Figure 3.
2.3 Hopper assembly to body
12
1
71 x 71 mm
51
12
1
71 x 71 mm
56
12
1
71 x 71 mm
56
2. SETTING UP
2.1 Loose Parts Kit
Feed hopper half LH.................................................... 1
Feed hopper half RH.................................................... 1
Hopper baffle............................................................... 1
Hopper handle.............................................................. 1
Hopper washers............................................................ 4
Chipper tube assembly................................................. 1
Manual......................................................................... 1
Bar screen assembly..................................................... 1
Screws- 10 x 3/4” pan p/head.................................... 12
Bolts- 1/4” x 1-1/2” unc. cuphead................................ 4
Nyloc nuts- 1/4” unc.................................................... 4
Screws- 3/16” x 5/8” mush.head.................................. 4
Nyloc nuts- 3/16” unc.................................................. 4
Washer- 3/16” x 1/2” x 20g.flat................................... 4
Washer- 3/16” x 3/4” x 16g.flat................................... 4
Nyloc nuts- 5/16” unc.................................................. 7
Setscrew- 5/16” x 1” unc. hex...................................... 7
Washers- 5/16” x 5/8” x 18g. flat................................. 7
When disassembling the timber packing, discard the four
nuts and retain the bolts and washers for the handle assembly. The four nyloc nuts found in the loose parts list
are to be used on the handle bolts.
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2. SETTING UP
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
WARNING
The chipper tube assembly must be fitted to the
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body before attempting to start
or use the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
1. Remove the rotor shaft cover from the bearing.
2. Slide the chipper tube assembly into the rectangular
port on the right hand side of the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM so
that the holes in the flanges on the chipper tube align
with the studs on the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body. Figure
5.
3. Retain the chipper tube assembly with three 5/16”
unc. nyloc nuts and three 5/16” flat washers.
4. Replace the rotor shaft cover.
2.5 Mulch bag
Assembly
1. Slide the Mulch bag frame into the pockets along the
top edge of each side of the mulch bag.
2. Slide the spreader tube onto the ends of the bag frame
till the hole in the frame are within the tube and retain
with the two ‘R’ clips inserted into the holes in the
frame.
Fitting
3. Slide the mulch bag under the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM from
the front between the support legs and rest the mulch
bag frame on the rear wheel supports. Lift the front
bar of the mulch bag frame over the front lip on the
front legs support. Figure 6.
2.6 Engine lubrication - Petrol Models
WARNING
The engine oil level must be checked before attempting
to start the engine. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s
instructions.
The hopper assembly must be fitted to the Chip
‘N’ ShredTM body before attempting to start or
use the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
CAUTION
1. Lift the hopper into position on top of the flange on
the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body with the hopper handle
pointing out over the engine.
2. Align the slots in the hopper flange with the holes in
the body flanges, and insert four 5/16” x 1” unc bolts
with the hopper washers under their heads. Figure 4.
3. Retain with four 5/16” washers and four 5/16” nyloc
nuts under the body flange and tighten. Figure 4.
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clean funnel and cleaning away any possible
contaminants.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
General Electrical Safety Rules
1. Avoid dangerous environments such as damp
locations.
2. Do not abuse the power cord. Never pull a machine
by the cord or pull the cord to disconnect it from the
outlet socket. Keep the cord away from excessive
heat, oil, and sharp edges.
3. Disconnect the machine when not in use, before
servicing and when changing attachments.
4. Avoid accidental starting. Be sure to switch off before
plugging the cord into a power outlet.
5. To prevent electrical shock, use the machine only
with an extension cord suitable for outdoor use as
recommended by the extension cord manufacturer;
the use of suitable extension cords is extremely
important for the operator’s personal safety.
6. Never use an indoor type of extension cord: these
cords are designed for use with lamps and small
appliances and are inadequate for high-powered
machines.
7. Make sure the extension cord is in good condition. A
cord with cracked or broken insulation is hazardous,
particularly in the presence of moisture or combustible
material. It is also important that the cord connectors
be of rugged construction, in good condition, and
securely attached to the outer jacket.
8. If the extension cord is damaged in any manner while
operating the machine, immediately switch off the
power supply and remove the extension cord from
the power outlet.
9. If the supply cord is damaged it must be replaced by
a CMG Service Agent or similarly qualified person
in order to avoid a hazard.
Electrical Supply Capacity and Fuses
1. Use only an electric circuit having adequate
capacity.
2. Blowing a fuse or tripping a circuit breaker is a
warning that you are overloading your machine or
have too many devices in use on that circuit, or both.
Determine the cause and correct it. Do not install a
higher capacity fuse.
1. SPECIFICATIONS
Rover Model No.
Engine Model No.
Power Rating
9885 (Electric)
A09189
2.2 kW
Fuel Capacity
Oil Capacity
Oil Grade
Voltage
Current FL
Frequency
Phase
No. Flails
No. Chipper Blades
Chipper Opening
Weight (kg)
230-240 volts
9.8 amps
50Hz
Single
12
1
71 x 71 mm
56
9848 (Petrol)
93302
2.6 kW
9862 (Petrol)
127432
4.1 kW
98117 (Petrol)
G200F
4.1 kW
2.4 litres
600ml
Refer engine manufacturer's
booklet
4.5 litres
600ml
Refer engine manufacturer's
booklet
3.6 litres
600ml
Refer engine manufacturer's
booklet
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2.4 Chipper tube to body
2.2 Hopper handle and baffle assembly
The feed hopper as supplied with the Chip ‘N’
ShredTM needs to be assembled before use.
1. Lay the right hand side half of the hopper down on
a flat surface with the joint flange pointing up.
2. Position the left hand side half of the hopper on top
of the right hand side aligning the joint flange and
screw holes. Figure 1.
3. Insert the self tapping screws in the front flanged
joint in the sequence shown (1-6) and tighten.
Figure 1.
4. Insert the self tapping screws in the rear flanged
joint in the same sequence as in the front flange
and tighten. Figure 1.
5. Support the hopper in an upright position and fit
the hopper baffle inside the hopper by aligning the
four holes in the top edge of the baffle with the four
matching holes on the ledge in the top of the hopper.
Figure 2.
6. Retain the hopper baffle with the four 3/16” x 5/8”
mush.head screws with the four large 3/16” Flat
washers under their heads and inserted from the
inside with the 3/16” small flat washers and 3/16”
nyloc nuts on the outside of the hopper. Figure 2.
7. Locate the hopper handle and slide it into the grooves
located near the top of the hopper body so that the
holes in the handle are in alignment with the holes
in the hopper. Figure 3.
8. Retain the hopper handle with the four 1/4” x 1-1/2”
unc. cuphead bolts inserted from the inside of the
hopper with the four 1/4” unc. nyloc nuts on the
outside. Figure 3.
2.3 Hopper assembly to body
12
1
71 x 71 mm
51
12
1
71 x 71 mm
56
12
1
71 x 71 mm
56
2. SETTING UP
2.1 Loose Parts Kit
Feed hopper half LH.................................................... 1
Feed hopper half RH.................................................... 1
Hopper baffle............................................................... 1
Hopper handle.............................................................. 1
Hopper washers............................................................ 4
Chipper tube assembly................................................. 1
Manual......................................................................... 1
Bar screen assembly..................................................... 1
Screws- 10 x 3/4” pan p/head.................................... 12
Bolts- 1/4” x 1-1/2” unc. cuphead................................ 4
Nyloc nuts- 1/4” unc.................................................... 4
Screws- 3/16” x 5/8” mush.head.................................. 4
Nyloc nuts- 3/16” unc.................................................. 4
Washer- 3/16” x 1/2” x 20g.flat................................... 4
Washer- 3/16” x 3/4” x 16g.flat................................... 4
Nyloc nuts- 5/16” unc.................................................. 7
Setscrew- 5/16” x 1” unc. hex...................................... 7
Washers- 5/16” x 5/8” x 18g. flat................................. 7
When disassembling the timber packing, discard the four
nuts and retain the bolts and washers for the handle assembly. The four nyloc nuts found in the loose parts list
are to be used on the handle bolts.
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2. SETTING UP
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
WARNING
The chipper tube assembly must be fitted to the
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body before attempting to start
or use the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
1. Remove the rotor shaft cover from the bearing.
2. Slide the chipper tube assembly into the rectangular
port on the right hand side of the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM so
that the holes in the flanges on the chipper tube align
with the studs on the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body. Figure
5.
3. Retain the chipper tube assembly with three 5/16”
unc. nyloc nuts and three 5/16” flat washers.
4. Replace the rotor shaft cover.
2.5 Mulch bag
Assembly
1. Slide the Mulch bag frame into the pockets along the
top edge of each side of the mulch bag.
2. Slide the spreader tube onto the ends of the bag frame
till the hole in the frame are within the tube and retain
with the two ‘R’ clips inserted into the holes in the
frame.
Fitting
3. Slide the mulch bag under the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM from
the front between the support legs and rest the mulch
bag frame on the rear wheel supports. Lift the front
bar of the mulch bag frame over the front lip on the
front legs support. Figure 6.
2.6 Engine lubrication - Petrol Models
WARNING
The engine oil level must be checked before attempting
to start the engine. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s
instructions.
The hopper assembly must be fitted to the Chip
‘N’ ShredTM body before attempting to start or
use the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
CAUTION
1. Lift the hopper into position on top of the flange on
the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body with the hopper handle
pointing out over the engine.
2. Align the slots in the hopper flange with the holes in
the body flanges, and insert four 5/16” x 1” unc bolts
with the hopper washers under their heads. Figure 4.
3. Retain with four 5/16” washers and four 5/16” nyloc
nuts under the body flange and tighten. Figure 4.
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clean funnel and cleaning away any possible
contaminants.
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SETTING UP
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
2.7 Fuel
1. Position the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM on a level surface in a
well ventilated area. Clean around the fuel tank cap.
2. Remove the fuel tank cap.
3.1 To start the engine - Petrol Models
Refer to the engine manufacturers instructions
1. Move the clutch lever to the disengaged position.
2. Move the choke lever to the choke position.
3. Move the throttle lever to the fast
position.
4. Move the fuel shutoff valve to the on position (if
fitted).
5. Move the Stop Control switch to the on position (if
fitted).
6. Grasp the starter cord and pull.
7. When the engine starts, move the choke lever to
the run position and the throttle lever to the slow
position.
3.2 To stop the engine - Petrol Models
Refer to the engine manufacturers instructions
WARNING
Blades continue to free wheel after engine has
been switched off
1. Move the throttle lever to the off position. O
2. Move the fuel shutoff valve to the off position (if
fitted).
3. Move the stop control switch to the off position (if
fitted).
4. Move the clutch lever to the disengaged position if
engaged.
3. Using a clean funnel fill the fuel tank with clean fresh
unleaded petrol.
4. Replace the fuel tank cap.
5. Wipe up any spilt petrol.
3. OPERATION
3. To stop the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM move the motor switch
to the ‘Off’ position ‘O’.
4. If the overload switch activates during operation
wait 60 seconds, reset the overload and switch the
unit back on. This will allow the electric motor time
to cool and the overload switch to reset.
5. If after waiting 60 seconds the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
fails to restart the following procedure should be
followed.
a. Switch the machine off and disconnect the power
supply.
b. Check for blockages and that the rotor is free to
rotate. If the rotor is jammed remove the screens
to clear blockage. Refer to section 3.9.
c. Connect to the power supply and switch on the
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
d. If the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM will not start check the
fuse or circuit breaker on the electrical circuit
being used and rectify if necessary.
e. If the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM will not start and the
electrical circuit is found to be operational, contact
your local authorised Rover service dealer.
3.6 Shredding material
1. Start the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM engine as per section 3.1.for
petrol models or section 3.5 for electric models.
WARNING
3.3 Rotor engagement - Petrol Models
1. Start the engine as per the section 3.1.
2. Move the throttle control to the fast position.
3. Slowly move the clutch lever on the left hand side of
the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM to the engaged position. Figure
7.
3.4 Rotor disengagement - Petrol Models
1. Move the rotor clutch lever to the disengaged position.
‘O’ Figure 7.
2. Move the throttle control to the slow
or off ‘O’
position as required.
3.5 Operation - Electric Models
1. Connect the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM to a suitable power
supply with a 15amp rated power cord fitted with
10 amp fittings no longer than 20 meters long.
Longer cords will result in voltage drop and possible
premature overload drop out and or possible motor
damage.
2. To start the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM move the motor switch
to the ‘On’ position ‘I’.
Operators should always wear safety glasses,
hearing protection and gloves while operating
the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
2. Engage the rotor clutch as per section 3.3. Petrol
Models only.
3. Feed branches with foliage first into hopper so as to
control the rate of feed. Maximum branch size in
shredder hopper is approximately 20mm diameter.
4. When feeding vines or long stringy types of material
into the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM, cut them first into lengths
of no more than 600mm long. Be careful not to wrap
materials around hands when feeding.
5. Do not feed at a faster rate than the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
can shred and discharge material, as you may stall
the rotor and overload the engine and or damage the
drive belt.
3.7 Chipper tube feeding
Feed larger branches, up to approximately 70mm
diameter, into the chipper tube. Control the rate of feed
by pulling back on the branch so as not to block the unit
and cause it to stall.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
Training
* If the cutting mechanism strikes any foreign objects
or if the machine should make any unusual noise
or vibration, immediately switch off the engine and
allow the machine to stop. Disconnect the spark plug
wire from the spark plug or remove power cord from
power supply and take the following steps.
a. Inspect for damage
b. Replace or repair any damaged parts.
c. Check for and tighten any loose parts.
* Become familiar with the Owner’s Manual before
attempting to operate this equipment.
* Do not allow children to operate this equipment.
* Do not operate this equipment in the vicinity of
bystanders.
* Carbon dioxide can be extremely dangerous in
enclosed areas; do not run the machine in an enclosed
area since the exhaust from the engine contains
carbon monoxide, which is colourless, odourless,
and tasteless.
* Do not place hands or any other part of the body or
allow clothing inside the feeding chamber, discharge
chute, or near any moving part.
* Before inspecting or servicing any part or the machine,
shut off the power supply, disconnect the power cord
or disconnect the spark plug lead from the spark plug,
and make sure that all moving parts have come to a
complete stop.
Do not attempt to repair the machine unless you are
competent to do so.
* Keep the engine clean of debris and other
accumulations to prevent damage to the engine or
possible fire.
* Do not allow processed material to build up in the
discharge area. This may prevent proper discharge
and can result in kickback of material through the
feed opening.
* Keep all guards and deflectors in place and in good
working condition.
* Always stand clear of the discharge area when
operating this machine.
* Keep your face and body away from the feed
opening.
* Do not overreach. Keep proper balance and footing
at all times.
* Do not tamper with the engine governor settings on
petrol engines; the governor controls the maximum
safe operating speed and protects the engine and all
moving parts from damage caused by over speed.
Seek authorised service if a problem exists.
* Do not transport this machine while the engine is
running.
* If the machine becomes clogged, switch-off the engine
and disconnect the spark plug lead or remove the
power lead from power supply, before cleaning debris
away.
* Switch-off the unit before attaching or removing the
mulch bag.
Preparation
* Obtain and wear safety glasses and gloves at all times
while operating the machine.
* Avoid wearing loose fitting clothing. Operate the
machine only on a level surface.
* Do not operate the machine on a paved or gravel
surface. Thrown objects could cause injury.
* Before starting the machine, check that all screws,
nuts, bolts, and other fasteners are properly secured.
Replace damaged or unreadable warning and operator
labels.
* Use extra care in handling petrol and other fuels.
They are flammable and vapours are explosive.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refuelling.
Do not smoke.
c. Never refuel the machine indoors.
d. Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, such as a gas water
heater.
Maintenance
* When this equipment is stopped for servicing, inspection, or storage, or to change an accessory, make
sure the spark plug lead is disconnected from the
spark plug, or the power cord is removed from power
supply. Allow the machine to cool before making any
inspections, adjustments, etc. Maintain the machine
with care and keep it clean.
* Store the machine out of the reach of children and
where petrol vapours will not reach an open flame
or spark. For extended storage periods, run the unit
dry of fuel. Always allow the machine to cool before
storing.
Operation
* Before starting the machine, make certain that the
cutting chamber is empty.
* When feeding shreddable material into the equipment
be extremely careful that pieces of metal, rocks, bottles,
cans or other foreign objects are not included.
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PREFACE
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
Congratulations on your purchase of a quality Australian made and owned ROVER product.
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OPERATION
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
3.8 Screens
3.10 Screen fitting
Two screens are supplied with the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM, the
standard screen consisting of numerous holes in a curved
plate and a bar screen consisting of widely spaced bars
between two side plates.
The size of the mulch produced by either shredding or
chipping is dependent on the screen fitted to the Chip
‘N’ ShredTM
The screen to be used depends on the type of material
to be processed. The standard screen suits most types of
material found in the garden. If moist, pulpy or soggy
types of material are to be processed the bar screen should
be fitted to avoid blockages.
1. Switch the engine off and remove the spark plug lead
from the spark plug or disconnect the power cord
from the power supply.
2. Choose the correct screen for the material to be
processed (refer to section 3.8).
3. Lift and position the screen in the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
by aligning the holes in the screen and the Chip ‘N’
ShredTM body. Insert the screen rod closest to the
engine first and secure with the R-clip retainer. Figure
8.
CONTENTS
3.9 Screen removal
Preface.......................................................................... iii
1. Switch engine off.
2. Remove the spark plug lead from the spark plug or
disconnect the power cord from the power supply.
3. When the rotor has come to a stop remove the R-clips
from the screen bars and remove the screen bars, the
screen should then drop out through the discharge
chute. Figure 8.
4. Lift the front of the screen and insert the screen rod
through the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM side plate, retaining
with the R-clip.
This manual covers the operation of the petrol and electric powered Rover Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
Please read and understand this Owners Manual, and the accompanying Engine manufacturers manual for
petrol models.
If any point is unclear, contact Rover Mowers Limited or any authorised Rover Mower service dealer.
WARNING
CAUTION
The safety of the user and others involved.
Personal injury may result should this information
be disregarded
Follow these instructions to avoid machine damage and possible loss of warranty.
Safety instructions........................................................ iv
1.
Specifications....................................................... 1
2.
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Setting up............................................................. 1
Loose parts kit..................................................... 1
Hopper, handle and baffle assembly.................... 2
Hopper assembly to body.................................... 2
Chipper tube to body........................................... 2
Mulch bag............................................................ 2
Engine lubrication - Petrol Models...................... 2
Fuel - Petrol Models............................................ 3
3.
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
Operation............................................................. 3
To start the engine - Petrol Models..................... 3
To stop the engine - Petrol Models..................... 3
Rotor engagement - Petrol Models..................... 3
Rotor disengagement - Petrol Models ............... 3
Operation - Electric Models................................ 3
Shredding Material.............................................. 3
Chipper tube feeding........................................... 3
Screens................................................................. 4
Screen removal.................................................... 4
Screen fitting........................................................ 4
4.
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.10
Maintenance......................................................... 4
Oil Change - Petrol Models................................. 4
Lubrication points - Petrol Models...................... 4
Drive belt adjustment - Petrol Models................. 4
Drive belt adjustment - Electric Models.............. 4
Chipper blade removal and fitting....................... 5
Chipper blade sharpening.................................... 5
Flails.................................................................... 5
Flail removal........................................................ 5
Flail fitting........................................................... 5
Routine maintenance........................................... 5
5.
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
Composting.......................................................... 6
Mulch................................................................... 6
Compost............................................................... 6
Humus.................................................................. 6
Mulching the garden............................................ 6
Composting.......................................................... 6
Suitable materials for composting....................... 6
Materials that should never be composted.......... 6
ILLUSTRATIONS
Figure 1. Hopper assembly........................................ i
Figure 2. Hopper baffle fitting.................................. i
Figure 3. Hopper handle to hopper............................ i
Figure 4. Hopper assembly to body........................... i
Figure 5. Chipper tube to body assembly.................. i
Figure 6. Mulch bag fitting........................................ i
Figure 7. Clutch lever - Petrol Models ..................... ii
Figure 8. Screen fitting............................................... ii
Figure 9. Drive belt adjustment - Petrol Models....... ii
Figure 10. Drive belt adjustment - Electric Models..... ii
Figure 11. Chipper blade removal and fitting.............. ii
Figure 12. Rotor assembly........................................... ii
4.1 Oil Change Petrol Models
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
1. Position the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM on a level surface in a
well ventilated area.
2. Start and run the engine for 5 minutes to warm up
the engine oil.
3. Place a container under the oil drain plug.
4. Using a 10mm open end spanner remove the engine
drain plug and tilt the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM to allow the
engine oil to drain completely.
5. Refit the engine drain plug tightly and clean up any
spilt oil.
6. Fill the engine crankcase with oil. Refer to section
2.6 Engine Lubrication.
4.2 Lubrication Points Petrol Models
Using 10w -30 or S.A.E. 30 oil
1. Clutch lever point.
2. Throttle control.
4.3 Drive belt adjustment - Petrol Models
1. Stop the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM and remove the spark plug
lead from the spark plug.
2. Remove the drive belt guard.
3. Move the clutch lever to the engaged position.
4. Loosen the four engine mount bolts.
5. Slide the engine away from the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body
to tighten the drive belt. The drive belt should deflect
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Note: The standard screen can be fitted in the Chip ‘N’
ShredTM in either direction. The Bar Screen will only
fit with the bars pointing away from the engine.
CAUTION
Do not tip petrol models over when full of Petrol
and Oil.
4. MAINTENANCE
about 6mm when hand pressure is applied, between the
engine pulley and the rotor shaft pulley. Figure 9.
6. Tighten the engine mount bolts.
7. Replace the drive belt guard aligning the ‘E’ hole
with retaining stud.
8. Move the clutch engagement lever to the disengaged
position and replace the spark plug lead.
CAUTION
Do not over tighten drive belt.
4.4 Drive Belt adjustment - Electric Models
1. Stop the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM and disconnect from the
power supply.
2. Remove the drive belt guard
3. Loosen the four engine mount bolts ‘A’ figure 10.
4. Tension the drive belt to give a 6mm deflection
when hand pressure is applied, by holding the nut
‘B’ with a 9/16” A/F spanner and rotating the bolt
‘C’ clockwise.
5. Tighten the four engine mount bolts.
6. Replace the drive belt guard aligning the ‘E’ hole
with retaining stud.
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WARNING
The chipper blade is extremely sharp and
caution must be used when handling or
working with it.
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MAINTENANCE
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
4.5 Chipper blade removal and fitting
4.8 Flail removal
Chipper blade removal
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Stop the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM and remove the spark plug
lead from the spark plug, or remove the power cord
from the power supply.
2. Remove the three retaining nyloc nuts and washers
from the chipper tube and lift off.
3. Remove the hopper assembly fasteners and lift the
hopper assembly off the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body.
4. Rotate the rotor to expose the chipper blade in the
chipper tube port.
5. Using a 1/2” AF ring spanner and a Allen key remove
the chipper blade fasteners and remove the chipper
blade. Figure 11.
Chipper blade fitting
1. Clean the surface of the rotor plate where the chipper
blade is attached.
2. Using new 5/16” Nyloc nuts fit the chipper blade to
the rotor plate and tighten the nyloc nuts to 19 Nm.
3. Fit the hopper assembly to the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
body. Refer to section 2.3.
4. Fit the chipper tube to Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body. Refer
section 2.4.
5. Move the clutch engagement lever to the disengaged
position and replace the spark plug lead.
4.6 Chipper blade sharpening
To maintain optimum performance from the chipper the
blade should be kept sharp. The chipper blade can be
ground back a total of 3mm before replacement of the
chipper blade is necessary.
1. Remove the chipper blade from the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
Refer to section 4.5.
2. Maintain the same angle on the blade cutting edge
when grinding.
3. Remove any feathers that form by lightly honing the
chipper blade on an oil stone.
4. Refit to the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM. Refer to section 4.5.
Remove the hopper assembly.
Remove the belt guard.
Remove the chipper tube assembly.
Rotate the rotor assembly until the flail bar to be
removed is opposite the pilot hole in the left hand
side of the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM body.
5. Remove the flail bar retaining nut and bolt from the
shaft.
6. Using a drift inserted through the pilot hole in the
chipper shredder side plate, drive out the flail bar
through the chipper tube port.
4.9 Flail fitting
1. Determine which flail bar is to be fitted from (Figure
12), and layout next to the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM the flail
blades and spacers.
2. Insert the flail bar through the chipper tube port into
the rotor plate.
3. As the flail bar is being pushed into position, place the
flail blades and spacers on the flail bar as indicated
in figure 12.
4. Replace the flail bar retaining bolt and nut.
5. Fit the chipper tube assembly. Refer section 2.4.
6. Fit the drive belt guard aligning the retainings stud
in the correct hole for Petrol and Electric models.
7. Fit the hopper assembly. Refer section 2.3.
8. Fit the spark plug lead to the spark plug - Petrol
Models.
Disengaged
Screen bar
Figure 7. Clutch Lever - Petrol Models
Figure 8. Screen fitting
A
6mm
A
4.10 Routine maintenance
After use, always clean down the outside of the Chip ‘N’
ShredTM to remove any build-up of material. Visually
inspect all safety labels and replace any that have become
damaged or illegible during operation of the Chip ‘N’
ShredTM
Figure 9. Drive belt adjustment - Petrol Models
Figure 10. Drive belt Adjustment - Electric Models
Figure 11. Chipper blade removal and fitting
Figure 12. Rotor assembly
Do not hose down the motor or switch on
electric models
The inside of the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM may be hosed out
to clean away any build up of mulched material. After
hosing out the inside of the Chip ‘N’ ShredTM spray the
rotor assembly, flails and chipper blade with a suitable
water dispersant agent (WD 40).
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WARNING
4.7 Flails
The Chip ‘N’ ShredTM is fitted with 12 individual flail
blades. The relative position of the flails on each bar and
to those on other bars is important. If the flail bar is to be
removed for any reason the flails must be reassembled in
the same position as before disassembly. Figure 12.
R-Clip
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Handle
5.1 Mulch
Baffle
2
Right
Hand
Side
5
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Mulch is a mixture of broken down vegetable and organic
materials which is used in the creation of compost or
used as a covering in a garden bed.
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5.2 Compost
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4
Compost is a mixture of organic materials, mulch, loam
soils, or other medium with added organic matter used
to enrich garden beds to promote plant growth.
Left Hand Side
5.3 Humus
Figure 1. Hopper Assembly
Humus is the organic constituents of soils formed by
the decomposition of vegetable and organic materials.
The Rover Chip ‘N’ ShredTM helps in the production of
Mulch by shredding vegetable and organic materials into
small pieces to make mulch that may be either spread
throughout the garden bed as a thick layer or can be used
to produce a rich compost.
Figure 2. Hopper baffle fitting
5.4 Mulching the Garden
Figure 4. Hopper assembly to body
Figure 3. Hopper handle to hopper
Spreader tube
Rear wheel supports
COMPOSTING
Chip ‘N’ ShredTM
The spreading of a thick layer of mulch throughout the
garden bed of between 50 and 150mm thick has many
benefits for the garden:
* Protects the root system of the plants.
* Retains moisture in the soils.
* Retards the growth of weeds which can be harmful
to plants.
* Slowly releases nutrients into the soil to enhance
plant growth.
* Eliminates the need to use dangerous chemicals
and fertilizers and therefore leads to be a healthier
environment.
* Eliminates the need to use land fill areas to dispose
of unwanted garden rubbish. Some councils are now
charging for the disposal of garden waste at local land
fill areas.
600mm. The compost heap should be covered to keep it
from becoming water logged or drying out completely.
To aid in the decomposition of the mulch, the compost
heap should be turned over regularly.
Compost Bin
These either take the form of a drum mounted on a frame,
or a simple drum standing on end with a removable lid.
These types of units are used in a similar manner to
the compost heap where mulch, soil and other organic
materials are loaded into the drum for the production of
compost. The drum mounted on the frame can be easily
rotated to aerate the compost during decomposition of
the organic materials.
5.6 Suitable materials for composting
* Vegetable and fruit waste from the kitchen.
* Dead plants and flowers Plant cuttings and prunes.
* Green branches from small trees Sawdust and
pulverised wood shavings.
* Mulched material from the Rover Chip ‘N’
ShredTM.
* Cow, horse and chicken manure.
5.7 Materials that should NEVER be composted.
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*
*
*
*
5.5 Composting
With the mulch produced from the garden and
vegetable waste these can be used to produce a
nutrient rich compost. Compost can be produced in
several ways from the mulch produced:
Compost Heap
Mulch bag
Front leg support
Mulch bag frame
Figure 6. Mulch bag fitting
Figure 5. Chipper tube to body assembly
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A compost heap can be laid out under a tree or in a
corner of the garden. Simply spread out a layer of mulch
approximately 1200mm x 600mm. This can be then be
built up in thin layers of soil and mulch to a height of
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Metal objects.
Glass and ceramics Plastics.
Chemicals and Solvents.
Dog and cat droppings.
Meat scraps and bones.
Warranty Conditions
Australia & New Zealand Only
Rover Mowers Limited warrant that this machine
is free from defects in material and workmanship.
This warranty is limited to making good or replacing
any part which appears upon inspection by the
manufacturer or his agent to be defective in material
or workmanship.
The petrol engine used to power this machine is
warranted by the manufacturer whose warranty statement
has been included with the machine. As the warranty
for the engine may differ from the warranty for the
other components, you are advised to read the engine
manufacturer's warranty carefully.
For other items this warranty shall apply for a period of
12 months from date of purchase except for products
used commercially where the warranty is limited to
90 days.
This warranty does not obligate the manufacturer, his
agents or dealers to bear the transport costs incurred in
the repair or replacement of any defective part.
Online warranty registration - www.rovermowers.com.au
This warranty excludes fair wear and tear, or any damage
caused by misuse or abuse. Parts such as blades, blade
bolts, v-belts and spark plugs, which can be subjected
to use beyond their normal intended working capacity
are also excluded.
This warranty is void if parts other than genuine have
been used or if repairs or alterations have been made
without the manufacturer's written authority.
The above warranty does not exclude any condition
or warranty implied by the Trade Practices Act 1974
or any other relevant legislation which implies any
condition which cannot be excluded.
REMEMBER:
PROOF OF PURCHASE IS THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER AND IS
NECESSARY PRIOR TO WARRANTY WORK
BEING UNDERTAKEN. REPAIRS MUST BE
CARRIED OUT BY AN AUTHORISED DEALER
AND GENUINE SPARE PARTS MUST BE USED
OR YOUR WARRANTY WILL BE VOID.
Owners Manual
Chip ‘N’ Shred
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Model No:
98117 - Petrol
9862 - Petrol
9848 - Petrol
9885 - 240 Volt Electric
For your record:
Dealer's name:.......................................................................................................................................
Dealer's address:...................................................................................................................................
Dealer's phone no:...............................................................................................................................
Product Model no:...............................................................................................................................
Product Serial no:.................................................................................................................................
Date of Purchase:..................................................................................................................................
Rover Mowers Limited reserves the right to make changes of and
add improvements upon its product at any time without notice or
obligation. The Company also reserves the right to discontinue
manufacture of any product at its discretion at any time.
A.B.N. 11 000 257 303
Rover Mowers Limited, PO. Box 1235, Eagle Farm. Qld. Australia. 4009
Phone: 07 3213 0233
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