EarthQuake 9800 Series Operator`s manual

Operator's Manual
Original Operating
Instructions
Two-Person
Earth Auger
Powerhead
9800B/H
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OM9800b
Rev. 01/27/11
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Operator's Manual
2-Person Earth Auger Powerhead 9800B/H
Introduction
Thank You . . .
MODEL IDENTIFICATION
for purchasing an Earthquake Earth Auger Powerhead from
Ardisam, Inc. We guarantee that this powerhead conforms
to applicable North American safety standards, and have
worked to ensure that it meets high standards for usability
and durability. With proper care, your powerhead/auger will
provide many years of service. Please take the time to read
this manual carefully to learn how to correctly operate and
maintain your powerhead/auger. Congratulations on your
investment in quality.
Your earth auger powerhead has a model/serial number decal
located on the side of the engine near the muffler. The engine
serial number is located on the top plate of the muffler guard.
Write these numbers and the model number in the space
provided. You will need these numbers if you order parts. Fill
out and mail the registration card located in your parts packet.
Warranty is valid only if your completed registration card is
received by Ardisam, Inc., at time of purchase.
Model Number____________________________________
Serial Number_____________________________________
CONTENTS
Engine Serial Number______________________________
Introduction: Model Identification/Registration................. 2
Date of Purchase__________________________________
Safety.................................................................................................. 3
Pre-Operation.................................................................................. 4
Place of Purchase__________________________________
Operation.......................................................................................... 5
Maintenance ................................................................................... 5
Storage............................................................................................... 6
Service, Troubleshooting, and Repair..................................... 6-7
Parts Explosion and Parts List.................................................... 8-9
Warranty............................................................................................ 10
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SAFETY
Owner's Responsibility
Accurate assembly and safe and effective use of the earth auger
unit is the owner's responsibility.
1. Read and follow all safety instructions.
2. Carefully follow all assembly instructions.
3. Maintain the earth auger unit according to directions and
schedule included.
4. Ensure that anyone who uses the earth auger unit is
familiar with all controls and safety precautions.
Cautions and Important Notes
Two symbols which draw attention to information of special
interest appear throughout this manual. These comments
range in importance from helpful hints to warnings about risk
of personal injury. Please take the time to read and understand
them.
Important Safety Precautions
Operate the earth auger unit according to safety instructions and
recommendations outlined here and inserted throughout the
text. Make sure anyone who uses the earth auger unit has read
the instructions and is familiar with the controls.
This symbol points out important safety
instructions which if not followed could
endanger your personal safety. Read and follow
all instructions in this manual and any others
provided with this equipment.
Warning
Warning INDICATES A HAZARD WHICH, IF NOT
AVOIDED, COULD RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Caution
CAUTION INDICATES YOU cAN BE HURT OR YOUR
EQUIPMENT DAMAGED IF THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW THIS SIGNAL WORD ARE NOT
OBEYED.
Important
INDICATES HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR PROPER ASSEMBLY, OPERATION, OR MAINTENANCE OF YOUR
equipment.
Warning
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
Engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
1. The earth blade is very sharp. Use extreme
caution when drilling a hole or replacing the blade.
2. Do not carry the earth auger unit between holes with the
engine running.
3. The auger should not rotate when the engine is idling. If it
does rotate when engine is idling, contact Ardisam, Inc. for
instructions.
4. Always keep hands and feet clear of rotating auger.
5. Do not wear loose clothing while operating the earth auger
unit.
6. Do not allow children to operate this earth auger unit. Do
not operate the earth auger unit without proper instruction.
7. Do not operate any power equipment under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
8. The two-person earth auger is designed to be operated by
two people. One person trying to operate the two-person
auger alone will result in serious injury.
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PRE-OPERATION
CAUTION
Spark Plug Installation
If your powerhead does not have the spark plug already installed,
you will have to install it. Do so by following the instructions
given below.
1. Locate the spark plug in the parts packet.
2. With the powerhead laying on the side labeled "This Side
Up When Not In Use," place spark plug in spark plug hole.
For replacement use Champion RC-12YC only.
NOTE: A resistor spark plug must be used for replacement.
do not start your earth auger unit until you
have read the Engine Manual that came with
your engine, and the section in this manual
titled Safety. If you have read these, follow
the steps below to start your earth auger unit.
Always perform pre-start checklist before
starting the engine.
It is recommended that the earth auger unit
not be tilted at more than a 30 degree angle
from the upright position. Failure to do so
can cause fuel and/or oil leakage.
3. Turn by hand until snug.
4. Use a wrench or socket to tighten to 180 inch-pounds. DO
NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
IMPORTANT PRE-Operation NOTES
1. Read engine manual and follow instructions for fuel type,
starting, etc.
2. The clutch will transfer maximum power after about two
hours of normal operation. During this break-in period clutch
slippage may occur. The clutch should be kept free of oil or
other moisture for efficient operation.
3. The earth auger unit should be operated no more than 20
degrees in any direction during continuous use and limited to
30 degrees intermittently. This is recommended for adequate
lubrication and fuel delivery.
4. When digging in heavy soil, lift the earth auger unit out of
the hole once for every one foot of depth.
CAUTION
Never add gas when engine is running or hot
from operation. Never fill the tank indoors.
Do not smoke when filling fuel tank.
Never fill fuel tank completely. Fill tank to 1/2"
below bottom of filler neck to provide space
for fuel expansion. Wipe any fuel spillage from
engine and equipment before starting engine.
Do not hold throttle lever wide open while
starting. Loss of control of powerhead/auger
could result.
Never run engine indoors or in enclosed,
poorly ventilated areas. Engine exhaust
contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and
deadly gas.
6. Do not use an earth auger in ice.
Keep hands, feet, hair and loose clothing
away from any moving parts on engine and
equipment.
PRE-START CHECKLIST
Temperature of muffler and near by areas may
exceed 150° F. Avoid these areas.
5. Never run engine indoors. Exhaust fumes are deadly.
1. Read and understand the engine manual and operator's
manual that came with your unit.
2. Fill oil sump or check oil level. Check oil level often during engine break-in.
3. Fill fuel tank. Use unleaded, regular gasoline.
4.Be sure spark plug wire is attached to spark plug.
Before storing unit, disconnect spark plug
wire from spark plug and attach it to retaining
post.
Never store engine with fuel in tank indoors
or in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas, where
fuel fumes may reach an open flame, spark or
pilot light.
Important
Never mix oil with gasoline.
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OPERATION
Starting and Stopping
To Start Engine:
1. Open fuel shut-off valve.
2. Flip the on/off switch to on position.
3. Move choke lever to the choke position.
CAUTION
To prevent accidental starting: Engine must be
turned off and cool, and spark plug wire must
be removed from spark plug before checking
and adjusting engine or equipment.
Do not operate auger before reading the
engine manual provided in the parts packet.
NOTE: Do not use the choke to restart a warm engine after
a short shut down.
4. Grasp starter handle and pull rope out, slowly, until it pulls slightly harder. Let rope rewind slowly. Then pull rope
with a rapid full arm stroke. Let rope return to starter slowly.
5. When engine fires or starts running, gradually move the choke
lever back to the run position.
To Stop Engine:
1. Flip the on/off switch to the off position.
2. Close fuel shut-off valve.
MAINTENANCE
Maintenance and Storage Safety
1. Always allow muffler to cool before filling fuel tank.
2. When storing for over one (1) month, use gas stabilizer in fuel.
3. Do not fill gas tank indoors or when engine is running or is
hot.
Important
Engine can overheat and become damaged if debris blocks the cooling fins or recoil housing.
Important
Never run engine without complete air cleaner
installed on engine.
3. Frequently remove dirt and debris from cooling fins, air intake
screen, levers and linkage. This will help ensure adequate
cooling and correct engine speed.
4. Check air cleaner.
5. Check spark plug yearly or every 100 operating hours.
6. Check engine and auger often for loose nuts and bolts.
4. The transmission gear case has four (4) oz. of grease installed
at the factory. It is recommended that once a year the gear
case be split and the grease level checked. Add grease only if
level of grease is below top of the gears. DO NOT OVERFILL.
5. For cold weather operation, store the unit in a cool environment. Transferring the unit from a warm to a cold
place can cause the build up of harmful condensation.
Engine Maintenance
Refer to the engine manual included in your parts packet for
information on engine maintenance. Your engine manual
provides detailed information and a maintenance schedule for
performing the following tasks:
1. Check oil level every five (5) operating hours and before each
use.
2. Change oil after first two (2) operating hours and every
25 operating hours thereafter, more often if operated in
extremely dusty or dirty conditions. Change oil while engine
is still warm from recent running.
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STORAGE
Follow the steps below to prepare your earth auger unit for
storage. Read your engine manual for detailed instructions on
preparing the engine for storage.
1. Run with gas stabilizer in fuel. Screen in carburetor will
glaze shut if gas stabilizer is not used before storage.
2. Drain the fuel system. Run the engine until it stops.
3. Change oil.
4. Remove spark plug, pour one (1) ounce of clean engine
oil into spark plug hole. Cover hole with a rag. Pull starter
handle slowly several times to distribute oil. Install spark
plug. Do not connect spark plug wire.
5. Clean entire earth auger unit.
6. Store your earth auger unit in a clean, dry building that is
inaccessible to children.
Do not store earth auger unit with fuel in
tank indoors or in enclosed, poorly ventilated
areas, where fuel fumes may reach an open
flame, spark, pilot light or an ignited object.
Drain fuel outdoors away from any ignition
sources. Use only approved fuel containers.
For LONG TERM storage: Close fuel shutoff valve and store earth auger unit in an
upright position. Failure to do so can cause
oil leakage over a prolonged period.
Important
In case of a service problem, DO NOT send
earth auger unit back to retailer. Contact
Ardisam, INC. AT 800-345-6007.
SERVICE, TROUBLESHOOTING
AND REPAIR
Ordering Repair Parts
Service Information
At Ardisam, we build quality and durability into the
design of our products; but no amount of careful design
by us, and careful maintenance by you, can guarantee a
repair-free life for your earth auger unit. Most repairs will
be minor, and easily fixed by following the suggestions
in the troubleshooting guide in this section. The guide
will help you pinpoint the causes of common problems
and identify remedies.
For more complicated repairs, you may want to rely on
your retailer or an authorized mechanic (contact your
retailer for a list of authorized mechanics in your area). A
parts catalog is included in this section.
We will always be glad to answer any questions you
have, or help you find suitable assistance. To order parts
or inquire about warranty, call or write us at the address
found in the next column under the section ordering
repair parts.
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Caution
Parts can be obtained from the store where your
earth auger powerhead was purchased or direct from
the factory. They are also available online at www.
getearthquake.com To order from the factory, call or
write to:
Ardisam, Inc.
1160 Eighth Ave.; P.O. Box 666
Cumberland, Wisconsin 54829
800-345-6007 · Fax (715) 822-4180
Email: info@ardisam.com
Please include the following information with your order:
1. Part numbers
2. Part description
3.Quantity
4. Model number and serial number
MINIMUM ORDER: $10.00
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Troubleshooting
CAUTION
Practice safety at all times. Engine must be
turned off and allowed to cool, and spark
plug wire must be disconnected before
attempting any maintenance or repair.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY/ACTION
Engine will not start
1.Power switch off
1. Flip switch to on position
2. Spark plug wire disconnected
2.Connect spark plug wire to spark plug
1. Dirty air cleaner
1. Clean or replace air cleaner
2. Carburetor out of adjustment
2.Take to authorized Briggs & Stratton / Honda
service center
1. Stale fuel
1. Drain old fuel and replace with fresh. Use gas stabilizer at end of season
2.Spark plug wire loose
2. Make sure spark wire is securely attached to spark
plug
3.Dirty carburetor
3.Clean carburetor, use gas stabilizer, new gas can
1. Clogged fuel tank
1. Remove and clean
2. Clogged air cleaner
2. Clean or replace
3. Improper carburetor adjustment
3. Take to authorized Briggs & Stratton service center
4. Spark plug dirty, improper gap, or wrong
type
4. Replace spark plug and adjust gap
1. Idle speed too high
1. Adjust idle speed lower
2. Broken clutch spring
2. Replace both springs
1. Carburetor out of adjustment
1. Take to authorized Briggs & Stratton / Honda
service center
2.Broken transmission
2.Replace transmission
3.Worn clutch shoes
3.Replace clutch shoes and springs
4.Worn engine lower seal
4.Take to authorized Briggs & Stratton / Honda
service center
1.Damaged point
1. Buy a new fishtail point
2. Worn out blade
2. Replace blade
1.Screen in carburetor plugged
1.Clean screen, use gas stabilizer, clean gas can
Engine runs rough, floods during
operation
Engine is hard to start
Engine misses or lacks power
Auger turns at idle
Auger turns, but has no power
Auger cuts slowly
Engine runs, then quits
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Parts Explosion for 9800B
3
33
8
34
31
32
1
2
29
4
5
26
6
30
38
25
Alternative replacement
parts to 8985 (Key #20)
23
14
21
20
15
28
13
16
12
11
16
12
9
16
14
19
22
24
15
36, 54
37B, 37
35
55
7
41
42,43
44, 45,
46, 47
14
10
17
18
52
53
48, 49,
50, 51
39, 40
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EARTHQUAKE MODEL 9800B
KEY
NO.
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
KEY
NO.
35
1423
Bolt-HHCS, 5/16-18 x 2”, Grade 5
(auger shock spring)
2
36
1433
Bolt-HHCS, 3/8-16 x 1-1/2”
(auger to powerhead)
2
37
53684
SHOCK TOP 1-PC (used on 6” or larger earth
auger)
1
37B
SM
Shock Mechanism (used before 11/05)
(used on 6” or larger earth auger)
1
38
60G56
Nut-Hex 2-way reversible locknut,
5/16-18
2
39
8958HD
Fishtail Point (used on 4” or larger earth
auger)
1
1
420
BOLT, C-BORE 5/16-24 X 3/4"
4
2
4814
BOLT, PHILLIPS TRUSS HD 10-24 X 1-1/4"
1
3
513
Engine, BRIGGS 675 SERIES QUANTUM
1
4
503
BOLT, HEX HD 5/16-18 X 1-1/2"
8
5
504
LOCKWASHER, SPRING 5/16"
8
6
53627
CABLE, THROTTLE 43-1/2"
1
7
60G56
NUT, BI-WAY LOCK 5/16-18
8
8
63124
SPRING, THROTTLE EXTENSION
1
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
9
8912
GEAR, 44T 3/4" HOLE
1
10
8913
SHAFT, OUTPUT 7/8"
1
11
8914
GEAR, 48T HARD
1
40
8970
Fishtail Point (used on 2” & 3” earth auger)
1
12
8915
DOWEL PIN, STEEL 1/4" X 1/2"
2
41
8980
Shock Spring
1
42
EA2F
Earth Auger, 2” w/fishtail point
1
43
EA3F
Earth Auger, 3” w/fishtail point
1
44
EA4F
Earth Auger, 4” w/fishtail point
1
45
EA6F
Earth Auger, 6” w/fishtail point
1
46
EA8F
Earth Auger, 8” w/fishtail point
1
47
EA10F
Earth Auger, 10” w/fishtail point
1
48
EB4
Earth Blade, 4” (includes EBOLT & ENUT)
1
49
EB6
Earth Blade, 6” (includes EBOLT & ENUT)
1
50
EB8
Earth Blade, 8” (includes EBOLT & ENUT)
1
51
EB10
Earth Blade, 10” (includes EBOLT & ENUT)
1
52
EBOLT
Bolt-Hex, 1/4-28 x 5/8”, Grade 5 (earth
blade to auger)
2
13
8919
GASKET, POWERHEAD TRANSMISSION
1
14
8922
BEARING, BALL R12 DOUBLE LIP
3
15
8923
BEARING, BALL R10
2
16
8924
RING, SNAP EXTERNAL 3/4"
3
17
8929
Bolt, SHCS 1/4-20 x 1-1/2"
(gear case bottom to gear case top)
2
18
8935
BOLT, SHCS 1/4-20 X 2-1/2"
(gear case to handlebar plate)
4
19
8939
GEAR CASE, LOWER HALF
1
20
8985
Gear Case, UPPER HALF
1
21
*3004149
Shim, 9800 transmission top
1
22
*3004111
gear case top 33/43/51.7/71 cc hp engines
1
23
9018
Clutch Drum
1
53
ENUT
Nut-Nyloc, 1/4-28
2
24
9214A
GEAR, 10T CLUSTER PINION HT
1
54
2104
NUT HEX LOCKING, 3/8-16
2
25
9800BTRAN
TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY 30:1
1
55
WF516
Washer-Flat, 5/16”
2
26
9801
TRIGGER ASSEMBLY, LONG THROW
(includes p/n 4814)
1
27
--
--
--
Items Not Shown
--
EXT6
Depth Extension, 6"
1
28
9814
GEAR, 7T PINION THREADED
1
--
EXT12
Depth Extension, 12"
1
29
9827
Handle, 3-HoleS w/grip
4
--
EXT18
Depth Extension, 18"
1
30
9819
Main Handlebar Assembly
1
--
EB6HD
1
31
9825
ROTOR, CENTRIFUGAL CLUTCH COMPLETE
1
Heavy Duty Earth Blade, 6” (includes
EBOLT & ENUT)
32
9837A
MOUNT RING
1
--
EB8HD
Heavy Duty Earth Blade, 8” (includes
EBOLT & ENUT)
1
33
9842
gas cap
1
--
EB10HD
1
34
WK6
Woodruff Key #6
1
Heavy Duty Earth Blade, 10” (includes
EBOLT & ENUT)
--
9811
SWITCH, ON/OFF (Not Shown)
1
* part #s 3004149 and 3004111 ARE REPLACEMENT PARTS AVAILABLE FOR
PART # 8985.
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9800B EARTH AUGER POWERHEAD
Warranty Terms and Conditions
Product Warranty: 1-Year Limited Warranty
Ardisam, Inc., a manufacturing company, warrants this Earthquake® EARTH AUGER POWERHEAD to be free from defects in
the material or workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase. During the one-year warranty of this product,
Ardisam will furnish, at their discretion, parts and labor to correct any defect caused by faulty material or workmanship. Any
unit used in a commercial application is covered for a period of 90 days after purchase. This warranty applies to the original
owner with a proof of purchase and is not transferable. This guarantee is void unless the warranty card is properly filled out and
received by Ardisam, Inc., within 30 days of purchase or go to www.GetEarthquake.com for online registration.
For replacement parts, phone 800-345-6007 or go online to www.GetEarthquake.com.
*These warranties apply only to products which have not been subjected to negligent use, misuse, alteration, accident, unauthorized parts, failure to use proper fuel and oil, or if repairs have been performed at non-authorized service centers. These
warranties supersede all other warranties either expressed or implied and all other obligations or liabilities on our part. Ardisam,
does not assume, and does not authorize any other person to assume for us, any liability in connection with the sale of our
products. To be at "No Charge," warranty work must be sent directly to Ardisam, Inc. or one of our authorized service centers
and performed by them. To obtain warranty service and/or replacement instructions, contact our customer service department
at 800-345-6007 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.ardisam.com. If you choose to ship your product
to Ardisam for warranty repair, you must first have prior approval from Ardisam by calling our customer service department at
800-345-6007 for a return material authorization number (RMA#). Under these circumstances, all items must be shipped prepaid.
Ardisam will at no charge, repair or replace, at their discretion, any defective part which falls under the conditions stated above.
Ardisam retains the right to change models, specifications and price without notice.
Earthquake
A Division of Ardisam, Inc.
1160 Eighth Avenue; P.O. Box 666
Cumberland, Wisconsin 54829
1-800-345-6007 · Fax (715) 822-4180
E-mail: info@ardisam.com
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Earthquake™, Division of Ardisam, Inc.
1160 8th Avenue, PO Box 666
Cumberland, WI 54829
800-345-6007 | Fax 715-822-2223
Email: info@ardisam.com
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