Classen TR-20RH Operator`s manual

TURF RAKES / SEEDERS – OPERATOR’S MANUAL
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE INSTRUCTIONS
TR-20H / TR-20B TURF RAKE
TR-20MH / TR-20MB TURF RAKE w/
MULTI-PURPOSE BLADE
TRC-20H / TRC-20B TURF RAKE w/ CATCHER
TS-20H / TS-20B TURF SEEDER
TR-20RH / TR-20RB TURF RAKE W/ SPRING TINE REEL
Schiller Grounds Care • 1028 Street Road • Southampton, PA 18966
Telephone 1.800.366.6268 • Teléfono + 877.596.6337
P/N C100619 REV A
THIS MANUAL COVERS UNITS MANUFACTURED FROM 02/2012 TO PRESENT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction.................................................................................................................................................. 8
Owners Record....................................................................................................................................... 8
Pre-Delivery Check List.......................................................................................................................... 9
Delivery Check List................................................................................................................................. 9
Safety......................................................................................................................................................... 3-6
Labels........................................................................................................................................................... 7
Storage......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Checklists.................................................................................................................................................... 9
Operation............................................................................................................................................... 10-13
Maintenance............................................................................................................................................... 14
E15 Information.................................................................................................................................... 15-18
Warranty..................................................................................................................................................... 19
INTRODUCTION
Thank You
Measurements
Thank you for purchasing the Classen Turf Rake / Seeder.
U.S. units of measure are used in this manual.
Read This Manual
Serial Numbers
Read this manual carefully to learn how to operate correctly.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury or equipment
damage.
Write frame and engine serial numbers, plus model numbers in “Owners Record” section below. Your dealer needs
these numbers when you order parts. The serial number is
located on a sticker on the center section of the frame.
This manual should be considered a permanent part of your
rake/seeder and should remain with it if you sell it.
Warranty
Refer to back page.
Directions
“Right Hand” and “Left Hand” sides of the unit are determined by facing the back of the unit as you would operate
the machine.
OWNER’S RECORD
Date Purchased___________________________________________________________________________________
Rake / Seeder Model Number________________________________________________________________________
Rake / Seeder Serial Number________________________________________________________________________
Engine Model Number______________________________________________________________________________
Engine Serial Number______________________________________________________________________________
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See Parts Manual C100618 for service parts call out.
SAFETY
NOTICE !!!
Unauthorized modifications may present extreme
safety hazards to operators and bystanders and
could also result in product damage.
This symbol means:
ATTENTION!
BECOME ALERT!
Your safety and the safety of others is involved.
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. strongly warns against,
rejects and disclaims any modifications, add-on
accessories or product alterations that are not designed, developed, tested and approved by Schiller
Grounds Care, Inc. Engineering Department. Any
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. product that is altered,
modified or changed in any manner not specifically
authorized after original manufacture–including the
addition of “after-market” accessories or component
parts not specifically approved by Schiller Grounds
Care, Inc. will result in the Schiller Grounds Care,
Inc. Warranty being voided.
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
1028 Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966 U.S.A
Phone: 215-357-5110
Fax: 215-357-8045
MODEL NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
Any and all liability for personal injury and/or property damage caused by any unauthorized modifications, add-on accessories or products not approved
by Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. will be considered the
responsibility of the individual(s) or company designing and/or making such changes. Schiller Grounds
Care, Inc. will vigorously pursue full indemnification and costs from any party responsible for such
unauthorized post-manufacture modifications and/or
accessories should personal injury and/or property
damage result.
MODEL NUMBER: This number appears on
sales literature, technical manuals and price lists.
SERIAL NUMBER: This number appears only
on your machine. It contains the model number
followed consecutively by the serial number. Use
this number when ordering parts or seeking warranty information.
Signal word definitions:
The signal words below are used to identify levels of hazard
seriousness. These words appear in this manual and on the
safety labels attached to Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. machines. For your safety and the safety of others, read and
follow the information given with these signal words and/or
the symbol shown above.
!
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, WILL result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, COULD result in death or serious injury.
!
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, COULD result in minor or moderate injury. It may also be
used to alert against unsafe practices or property damage.
!
CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol indicates a
potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, MAY
result in property damage.
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
Diesel engine exhaust and some of its
constituents are known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects
and other reproductive harm.
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
Battery posts, terminals, wiring
insulation, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
! WARNING
The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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SAFETY
Machine Preparation
Machine Preparation
Operator preparation and training
Read the Operation & Safety Manual
• If an operator or mechancannot read English, it
the owner's responsibilto explain this material
them. If any portion
this material
unclear, contact your factory representative for clarification.
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is
ity
to
of
is
• K
eep all fasteners such as nuts, bolts and pins well
secured.
• V
isually inspect blade and blade bolts for wear or
damage. Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts.
• V
erify that machine and attachments, if any, are in
good operating condition.
• When using the Turf Rake/ Seeder, make certain
frame plate is attached at all times when not bagging.
• B
ecome familiar with the safe operation of the equipment, operator controls and safety signs. Be prepared
to stop the engine quickly in an emergency. Do not operate or allow another person to operate this machine
if there are any questions about safety.
OPERATING SAFELY
• A
ll operators and mechanics should be trained. The
owner is responsible for training the users.
In General
• W
ear appropriate clothing, including safety goggles or
safety glasses with side shields when operating. Do
not operate barefoot or wearing open sandals. Long
hair, loose clothing or jewelry may get tangled in moving parts.
• Wear hearing protection.
• Wear safety glasses.
• N
ever allow underage children, unskilled or improperly
trained people to operate this equipment. Local regulations
can restrict the age of the operator.
• K
eep warning labels and this operator's manual legible and intact. Replacement labels and manuals are
available from the factory.
• D
o not operate machine while under the influence of
drugs or alcohol.
• T
he owner/user can prevent and is responsible for
accidents or injuries occurring to themselves, other
people or property.
Site preparation and circumstances
• Evaluate the terrain to determine how to safely perform the job. Only use accessories and attachments
approved by the manufacturer.
• Clear the area to be cut of objects such as rocks, toys,
wire or other debris that may be thrown or get tangled
in the rake/seeder.
• Identify and mark objects to be avoided such as sprinkler heads, stakes, water valves, etc.
• B
e sure the area is clear of pets and people, especially young children. Never assume they will remain
where you last saw them. Stop the machine if any
enter the area.
• Operate unit only in daylight or in good artificial light.
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• D
o not tamper with or defeat safety devices. Keep
guards, shields and interlock safety devices in place
and in proper working condition. They are for your
protection.
• U
se extra care when loading or unloading the machine
into a trailer or truck.
• U
se caution when making turns and crossing roads
and sidewalks. Stop blade when not using.
• D
o not run the engine in an enclosed area where dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can collect.
• N
ever leave a machine unattended. Always turn off
blade and stop engine when leaving the operator
position. When leaving the machine be sure the wheel
drive clutch is engaged.
• Use extreme caution when reversing or pulling machine towards you.
Storage Safety
• Stop the engine and allow to cool before storing.
• Drain the fuel tank outdoors only.
• S
tore fuel in an approved container in a cool, dry
place.
• K
eep the machine and fuel containers in a locked storage place to prevent tampering and to keep children
from playing with them.
• D
o not store the machine or fuel container near heating appliances with an open flame, such as a water
heater, or an appliance with a pilot light.
• K
eep gasoline storage area free of grass, leaves and
excessive grease to reduce fire hazard.
• C
lean grass and debris from cutting units, drives, mufflers and engine to help prevent fires.
SAFETY
Starting
• S
tart according to instructions in this manual or on the
machine.
• B
efore attempting to start the engine, make sure the
bail is released.
• When starting the engine, make sure hands and feet
are clear of the blade.
• D
o not change engine governor settings or overspeed
the engine. Operating the engine at excessive speed
can increase the hazard of personal injury.
Operating On Slopes
Use Extra Care When Working On Slopes
• D
o not operate on slopes if uneasy or uncertain. Ultimate responsibility for safe operation on slopes rests
with the operator.
• Do not operate on steep slopes.
• Keep all movement on slopes slow and gradual.
• D
o not operate near drop-offs, ditches or embankments. The machine could suddenly turn over if a
wheel runs over the edge or an edge caves in.
• D
o not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then turn
slowly and downhill when possible.
• Be sure of your footing on slopes.
• Travel up and down slopes at a 45° angle rather than
across, to prevent unit from tipping over.
Interrupting Operation
• Before leaving the operator’s position:
— Park on level ground.
— Release bail.
— Shut off the engine.
• Release bail and wait until the blades stop moving:.
needed before restarting;
—e
xcept for repairs or adjustments as specifically
noted, such as for carburetor adjustment, where
the engine must be running. Keep hands and feet
clear of moving parts in these circumstances.
• A
llow the blades to come to a complete stop when
stopping operation to clear blockages, unclog, inspect
the machine, do maintenance or repair.
• R
educe the throttle setting during engine shut-down
and, if the engine is provided with a shut-off valve, turn
the fuel off at the conclusion of operation.
MAINTENANCE SAFETY
In general
• Maintain machine according to manufacturer’s schedule and instructions for maximum safety
and best results.
• Park machine on level ground.
• Never allow untrained personnel to service machine.
• Guards should only be removed by qualified maintenance technician for maintenance/service. Replace
when work is complete.
• Adjust or repair only after the engine has been
stopped and the blade has stopped moving.
• Disconnect spark plug wire(s) before doing any maintenance.
• Replace parts if worn, damaged or faulty. For best
results, always replace with parts recommended by
the manufacturer.
• Do not dismantle the machine without releasing or
restraining forces which may cause parts to move
suddenly.
• Provide adequate support, e.g. jack stands for lifted
machine or parts if working beneath.
• Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts.
— when not using;
• Clean up spilled oil or fuel thoroughly.
— for transport;
• Replace faulty mufflers.
— when crossing surfaces other than grass.
• To reduce fire hazards, keep the engine, muffler, and
fuel storage area free of grass, leaves, debris buildup
• S
top the engine, release bail and wait until the blade
stops moving:
— before refueling;
— before making blade adjustment.
• S
top the engine, disengage the master clutch, and
disconnect the spark plug wire(s):
­­­— before clearing blockages;
­— before checking, cleaning or working on the machine;
­— after striking a foreign object. Inspect the machine
for damage and make repairs before restarting;
— if the machine begins to vibrate abnormally: shut off
machine immediately. Inspect and make repairs as
or grease.
Blades
The rake/seeder blades are sharp and can cut.
Use extra caution when handling. Remove
obstructions with care. Wrap the blade or
wear gloves.
!
WARNING
• Only replace blade. Never straighten
or weld.
• Keep other persons away from blades.
•
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SAFETY
!
WARNING
Fuel
•
Petrol (gasoline) and diesel fuels
are flammable; petrol (gasoline)
vapors are explosive. Use extra
care when handling.
•
Store only in containers specifically designed for fuel.
•
When refueling or checking fuel level:
• Stop the engine and allow to cool;
• Do not smoke;
• When practical, remove petrol (gas) powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the
ground. If equipment must be refueled on the truck or
trailer, refuel from a portable container rather than a
dispenser nozzle.
• Keep the dispenser nozzle in contact with the rim of
the fuel tank or container opening until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
Storage Safety
• Refuel outdoors only;
• Stop the engine and allow to cool before storing.
• Use a funnel;
• Drain the fuel tank outdoors only.
• Do not overfill;
• S
tore fuel in an approved container in a cool, dry
place.
• If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to start the
engine until the spill is cleaned up and vapors have
cleared.
• Replace caps on fuel containers and tanks
securely.
Sparks from static electricity can start fires or cause explosions. Flowing fuel can generate static electricity. To prevent
static electricity sparks:
• Keep fuel containers electrically grounded. Do not fill
containers in a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with
a plastic liner. Fill containers on the ground away from
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the vehicle.
• K
eep the machine and fuel containers in a locked storage place to prevent tampering and to keep children
from playing with them.
• D
o not store the machine or fuel container near heating appliances with an open flame, such as a water
heater, or an appliance with a pilot light.
• K
eep gasoline (petrol) storage area free of grass,
leaves and excessive grease to reduce fire hazard.
• C
lean grass and debris from cutting units, drives, mufflers and engine to help prevent fires.
LABELS
ITEM PART NO.
1
C100074
2
C100060
3
C100075
4
C100071
5
C100061
6
C100077
7
C100069
8
C100070
9
C100138
10 C100228
DESCRIPTION
QTY
DECAL, “CLASSEN”
DECAL, “CAUTION - MUFFLER AND SHIELDS
DECAL, “TR-20” (TURF RAKE ONLY)
DECAL, “BAIL ENGAGEMENT”
DECAL, CAUTION - OPERATING INST.
DECAL, “TS-20” (TURF SEEDER ONLY)
DECAL, “DANGER, HANDS AND FEET AWAY”
DECAL, “DANGER - CARBON MONOXIDE”
DECAL, “SEED APPLICATION CHART”
(TURF SEEDER ONLY)
DECAL, “CAUTION - CATCHER BAG
(TURF RAKE ONLY)
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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STORAGE
!
SAFETY WARNING
DO NOT STORE GASOLINE (PETROL) UNNECESSARILY
OVER LONG PERIODS OF TIME. TO PREVENT
POSSIBLE EXPLOSION, STORE ONLY IN AN
APPROVED “SAFE” CONTAINER. TO PREVENT EXPLOSION OF VAPORIZED FUEL, DO NOT STORE MACHINE WITH
FUEL IN TANK OR CARBURETOR
IN AN ENCLOSURE WITH OPEN FLAME.
(EXAMPLE: FURNACE OR WATER HEATER PILOT LIGHT.)
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
! WARNING
To prevent possible explosion or ignition of vaporized fuel,
do not store equipment with fuel in tank or carburetor in
enclosure with open flame (for example, a furnace or water
heater pilot light).
Daily Storage
1. Check engine oil level and air filter element daily.
2. Check oil level in gear case.
3. Close fuel valve at bottom of fuel tank.
4. Clean cutting blade (grass, dirt, etc.).
EXTENDED STORAGE
Before the equipment is put into storage for any period
exceeding 30 days:
1. Drain all fuel from fuel tank and lines (use a hose or fuel
line, routed from fuel tank shut-off to proper container).
2. Start engine and run until all fuel is used from the carburetor float bowl.
3. While engine is warm, check the transmission oil and
refill with the proper weight of oil corresponding to the
season when the equipment will next be used.
4. Remove the spark plug and squirt a small quantity of
engine oil into the cylinder. Turn the engine over a few
times to distribute the oil.
5. Lubricate all lubrication fittings.
6. Clean and oil cutting blade to prevent rust.
OPERATION AFTER EXTENDED STORAGE:
1. Check for loose parts and tighten.
2. Check for cracked, broken or bent blades and replace.
3. Check that all safety decals are in place and legible.
4 Fill fuel tank with clean fresh fuel.
2. Check crankcase oil level, and start engine.
3. Check fuel system for fuel leaks.
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CHECKLISTS
PRE-DELIVERY CHECK LIST
DELIVERY CHECK LIST
Check the following before you deliver the rake/seeder to
the customer.
Review the operators manual with the customer.
Explain the following:
1. Guards and shields fastened in place.
1. Classen Mfg., Inc. warranty.
2. Decals fastened and legible.
2. Safe operation and service.
3. Tire pressure.
3. How to use controls.
4. Gas lever on engine turned on.
4. Operating the machine correctly.
5. All eight lubrication points greased.
5. Transporting the machine.
6. 2:1 gearbox oil level.
6. Correct fuel and lubricants.
7. Engine oil level.
7. Daily and periodic inspections.
8. Air cleaner.
8. Changing oil after break-in period.
9. Touch up scratches.
9. Servicing the unit regularly and correctly.
10. Chain tight.
10. Classen Mfg., Inc. parts and service.
11. Engine belt tight.
11. Give the customer the operators manual and
encourage customer to read it.
12. Levers working properly.
13. All controls.
DATE DELIVERED __________/__________/__________
14. Add fuel, start engine, test run.
DATE SET UP __________/__________/__________
SIGNATURE ___________________________________
NOTES:_______________________________________________________________________________
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OPERATION
PRE-OPERATION CHECK LIST
(Operator’s responsibility)
• R
eview and follow all safety rules and safety
decal instructions.
• C
heck that all safety decals are installed and
in good condition. Replace if damaged.
• C
heck to make sure all shields and guards are
properly installed and in good condition.
• C
heck that all hardware is properly installed
and secured.
• C
heck to be sure engine is free of dirt and debris.
Pay particular attention to the cooling fins, governor
parts and muffler. Clean air intake screen. Check
air cleaner; service is necessary.
WARNING
Petrol (gasoline) is extremely flammable and highly explosive under
certain conditions. BE SURE to
install fuel cap
after refueling.
Fill fuel tank with good quality, clean, unleaded regular
gasoline to the level recommended by the engine
manufacturer.
To Check or Add Fuel:
• Use a funnel to avoid spilling.
• Inspect area. Remove stones or other hard objects
that might cause damage.
• Do it outdoors.
• C
heck that there are no underground utilities
in work area.
• Stop the engine; allow to cool.
• C
heck all lubrication points and grease as
instructed in manual.
• Clean up spilled fuel.
• P
erform a functional check of the safety interlock
system each time you operate the unit. If it doesn’t
work, repair before using the machine.
!
WARNING
ALL GUARDS MUST
BE IN PLACE WHILE
MACHINE IS IN OPERATION.
!
WARNING
KEEP HANDS AND
FEET AWAY FROM
MOVING PARTS.
• Do not smoke.
• Do not overfill.
Practice Safe Maintenance
Keep all machine parts in good condition and fastened in
place. Fix damages immediately. Replace worn or broken
parts. Whenever you work on the rake/seeder, disconnect
spark plug wire.
Start Engine Safely
Make sure hands and feet are out of the way of moving
parts when starting engine.
!
WARNING
1. B
e familiar with the controls, how each functions,
and what each operates. Read operator’s a manual
before using.
When replacement parts are
required, use genuine Schiller
Grounds Care, Inc. parts or
parts with equivalent characteristics, including type, strength
and material. Failure to do so
may result in product malfunction and possible injury to the
operator and/or bystanders.
2. W
ith the machine on level ground, check engine oil level.
Add oil if necessary, following the engine manufacturer’s
recommendations. Refer to engine manual supplied with
machine.
3. Open the fuel valve.
Carbon monoxide present in
the exhaust is an odorless
and deadly gas. Never start or run the engine inside where
exhaust fumes can collect.
READ SAFETY SIGNS
Carefully read and follow caution stickers.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
4. F
ill the fuel tank with the amount and type of fuel
recommended by the engine manufacturer.
5. V
isually check all moving parts and all fastener, if loose
or broken, tighten or replace. Check for broken or bent
blades, replace if necessary.
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!
Provide enough fresh air to keep fumes from getting too
strong. Replace any warning decal that becomes illegible
immediately.
OPERATION
Starting Engine
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
1. Turn fuel cock to the “open” position.
To keep the rake / seeder in good operating condition, perform the following:
2. Turn choke on (closed).
3. Turn ignition switch to “on”.
4. Move throttle lever to high RPM setting. Do not
exceed 3600 rpm.
5. Pull recoil starter rope until engine starts.
6. After engine is warm, turn off choke (open).
!
SAFETY WARNING
BLADE SHARPENING – Wear the appropriate personal
protective equipment when sharpening blades. Use correct
tools for sharpening or when servicing machine.
7. Allow engine to run one minute before using.
8. C
heck engine rpm setting before operating. DO NOT
exceed 3600 rpm.
Stopping Engine
•Keep blades sharp; a sharp blades cut cleaner, faster
and more uniformly and place less load on the machine. Sharpen cutting edge on bevel or top side only.
1. Turn throttle to “slow” position.
•Keep drive belt at proper tension and free of oil and dirt
at all times.
2. Turn off ignition switch.
•Check engine oil level and air filter element daily.
•Check for loose bolts and connections.
OPERATING THE TURF RAKE/SEEDER
1. P
olice lawn area for obstacles and debris (i.e. sprinklers, hoses, toys, etc.). Remove all items.
•All grease fittings are pressurized type. Use a good
grade Lithium Base Grease or equivalent. Grease
eccentric arms sparingly every 4 hours of service, all
others daily. Wipe off all grease fittings before and
after each greasing (there are a total of 8 grease fittings).
2. M
ake sure underground sprinkler heads and other hidden obstacles are marked to prevent damage.
•Engine (refer to engine manufacturer’s manual).
Changing Blade Assemblies
Preparation
3. M
ark other areas where unit can be a problem or too
risky (i.e. mud, tree roots, steep hills).
Operating
Within minutes your machine can be converted to a turf
rake, turf seeder or turf slicer by purchasing the optional
blade assemblies available complete with the side plates,
bearings and drive pulley.
1. Put speed lever in neutral position.
2. S
tart the engine. CAUTION: To avoid injury, do not
place your feet or other body parts under the blade
while starting the engine.
3. Engage top bail.
4. Select forward or reverse with the speed lever.
5. D
rive Turf Rake/ Seeder to the area to be raked or
seeded.
6. M
ove height adjustment lever to the appropriate setting for the shaft assembly being used. (see “optional
shaft assemblies” section .
7. Lift bottom bail to engage the main shaft.
8. Release bail to stop.
10. When finished, reverse steps 6 through 3, leaving the
wheel drive handle on for transportation.
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OPERATION
OPTIONAL BLADE ASSEMBLIES
Changing Blade Assemblies
Within minutes your machine can be converted to a turf
rake, turf seeder or turf slicer by purchasing the optional
blade assemblies available complete with the side plates,
bearings and drive pulley.
3. Remove the belts from both sides and remove the
entire blade assembly. There is no need to loosen any
set screws.
4. Remove the two drive pulleys and bearing plates from
the main shaft (one on each side). Replace with new
shaft. Reinstall the bearing plates and drive pulleys
on the new shaft using Pro Lock (retaining 1, medium
strength) on the set screws. The pulleys will be positioned on the shaft by bolts, the 1/4” lock washer, and
the pulley retainer washer.
5. Route the belt behind the idler pulleys and roll the
belts onto the lower pulleys, then reinstall the belt
shields.
CAUTION
BE CERTAIN THAT THE SET SCREWS ARE
TIGHTENED PROPERLY IN BEARINGS AND
PULLEY WHEN REASSEMBLING.
Fig. 3
1. Set unit up on block allowing enough distance beneath
machine to change blade assembly.
2. After re-moving the belt shield, remove the twelve
bolts on the left side and three on the right side which
hold the blade assembly to the main body (Figure 3).
3. Remove the belts from both sides and remove the
entire blade assembly. There is no need to loosen any
set screws.
4. Next install the optional blade assembly and fasten
with six 1/4” x 5/8” bolts on each side. Tighten all bolts
on both shields. Center the shaft and tighten the two
set screws in each bearing using Pro Lock (nut type,
medium strength).
5. When changing back to the original shaft it will not be
necessary to loosen any set screws. Only the bolts in
the belt shields and the eight bolts holding the shaft
will be to be removed.
CAUTION
BE CERTAIN THAT THE SET SCREWS ARE
TIGHTENED PROPERLY IN BEARINGS AND
PULLEY WHEN REASSEMBLING.
Changing Blade Assemblies
1. Set unit up on block allowing enough distance beneath machine to change blade assembly.
2. After re-moving the belt shield, remove the twelve
bolts on the left side and three on the right side which
hold the blade assembly to the main body (Figure 3).
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Recommended Height Adjustments
Raking Height
When using the Turf Rake with its raking (flail) blade
assembly adjust the raking height as follows.
Normal height is set by placing the Turf Rake on a hard
surface making sure one satellite shaft is at dead bottom.
Adjust the wheels so the raking fingers on the bottom shaft
just touch the ground. DO NOT set the fingers so that
they will penetrate the ground as this will counteract the
centrifugal force of the fingers and prevent the from raking
properly.
With repeated use, raking side of the fingers will begin
to wear. To give the fingers a new square raking edge,
remove the end plates and turn the entire main shaft
assembly 180° and replace it on the Turf Rake. NOTE: Use
Pro-Lock (retaining 1, medium strength) on the 7” pulley on
the
main shaft.
To prolong the life of the main shaft, extra holes are
provided. If the circular holes holding the satellite shafts
become distorted, rotate all four satellite shafts to the next
set of holes.
When using the Turf Rake with it’s raking (spring tine)
assembly, adjust the raking height as follows:
Normal height is set by placing the Turf rake on a hard
surface. Adjust the wheels so the spring tines just barely
touch or are slightly above the ground. DO NOT set the
spring tines so that they penetrate the ground. Doing this
will cause premature damage to the spring tines.
OPERATION
Recommended Height Adjustments
Slicing Height
Seeding / Multipurpose Height
The seeding/multipurpose blades are used for cutting
grooves for over-seeding and can also be used for
verticutting grasses. To set the height properly place unit
on the lawn surface and adjust the wheel height up (see
Fig. 4 ). Adjusting the wheel height up lowers the blades.
Seeding:
The proper height setting for over-seeding is
approximately 1/4” into the ground. Adjust the wheel
height up approximately one notch. If
set deeper, grass seed being applied may not germinate.
For best results, over-seed in two passes of 1/2
application rate at right angles or in a criss-cross pattern.
Water heavily immediately after seeding then lightly for
10-14 days keeping soil moist.
Slicing
The proper height setting for slicing or aerating is 1/2” to
3/4” into the ground. Adjust the wheel height up one or two
notches.
For crawling grasses such as Zoysia, Bermuda, Bahia, etc.
raise the wheels only one notch. Crawling grasses should
not be sliced too deeply.
For single strand grasses like Bluegrass or Rye, aerate
in perpendicular directions for more even slicing. For
example, slice in a North-South direction on the first pass,
switching to an
East-West direction on the second pass.
As the seeder/multipurpose blades wear they may be
rotated to provide a new cutting edge. The wheels may
be raised to allow the blades to penetrate deeper into the
ground.
Fig. 4
The slicer blade assembly is recommended for slicing,
verticutting or aerating when a thinner blade is preferred.
This is the recommended blade for use on golf course
greens. To set the height properly place unit on the lawn
surface and adjust the wheel height up (see Fig. 4).
Adjusting the wheel height up lowers the blades.
The proper height setting for slicing or aerating is 1/2” to
3/4” into the ground. Adjust the wheel height up one or two
notches.
For crawling grasses such as Zoysia, Bermuda, Bahia, etc.
Raise the wheels only one notch. Crawling grasses should
not be sliced too deeply.
For single strand grasses like Bluegrass or Rye, aerate
in perpendicular directions for more even slicing. For
example, slice in a North-South direction on the first pass,
switching to an
East-West direction on the second pass.
As the slicer blades wear they may be rotated to provide a
new cutting edge. The wheels may be raised to allow the
blades to penetrate deeper into the ground.
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MAINTENANCE
TO KEEP THE TURF RAKE / SEEDER IN
GOOD OPERATING CONDITION, PERFORM
THE FOLLOWING:
•
When replacement parts are required, use
genuine Classen parts or parts with equivalent
characteristics including type, strength, and
material. Failure to do so may result in product
malfunction and possible injury to the operator and/
or bystanders.
•
Keep all safety decals legible. Remove all grease,
dirt and debris from decals. Any safety decal that
becomes illegible should be replaced immediately
(see ‘Safety Decals” section). Safety decals can be
affixed by peeling off the backing and applying to
clear, dry surface. Smooth
out to remove any air bubbles.
•
Do not operate equipment without shields in place.
•
Do not make any adjustments or perform any
maintenance while the engine is running.
•
Check engine mounting bolts frequently to maintain
proper tightness.
•
Thoroughly clean off blades when application is
completed and apply a light coat of oil to prevent
rust on blades.
•
Keep belt free of oil and dirt.
•
Check for worn or deteriorating components that
could create a hazard. When new components
are installed, be sure that current safety decals
are affixed to the replaced components. Safety
decals can be affixed by peeling off the backing
and applying to clear, dry surface. Smooth out to
remove any air bubbles.
ENGINE MAINTENANCE:
•
Refer to engine manufacturer’s
Owner’s Manual.
•
Check engine oil level with engine resting in a level
position.
•
Inspect air filter element and replace if necessary.
•
If carburetor adjustment is necessary, stand to one
side and keep feet and hands clear while making
adjustments.
CARE FOR HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
To keep the hydraulic system in working order, there are
a few steps needed to take place. If synthetic oil were
used we would suggest a full synthetic oil such as Mobil 1
15W50, Quaker State Full Synthetic 5W50, or a similar
oil.
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CARE FOR HYDRAULIC SYSTEM (cont.)
Oil viscosity is very important to transmission life. For
optimum performance the oil viscosity should maintain a
viscosity of 13 cSt [70 SUS]. The minimum oil viscosity
to prevent component wear is 9 cSt [55 SUS]. These
Viscosity requirements are for an oil temperature of 110
degrees Celsius [230 degrees Fahrenheit] Typically;
standard SEA 20W-50 multi-viscosity motor oils will meet
this requirement. If the operating temperature is elevated
then synthetic oil with greater viscosity index, or more
viscosity at elevated temperatures, may be needed to meet
viscosity requirements.
System Start-up: (purging air from system). Factory Fills
unit with SAE 20W-50 multiviscosity motor oil. This will
need to be checked when setting up with instructions
below.
At system start-up, several things need to be accomplished
to ensure a properly running system.
1. Fill the BDU case and expansion level and ensure
they do not empty during the
following procedure.
2. Start engine and increase throttle to at least 2/3
speed.
3. Open bypass valve by depressing bypass plunger and
holding.
4. Adjust control linkage such that transmission control is
stroking
full forward.
5. Move and hold control in forward for
3 seconds; repeat two additional times.
6. Close bypass valve be releasing
bypass plunger.
7. With engine still at same speed,
repeat step 5.
8. Move control to neutral.
9. Check engine speed. Adjust to recommended
maximum engine speed.
10. Adjust neutral position.
11. Adjust forward control stop to recommended axle
speed.
12. Adjust reverse control stop to recommended axle
speed.
13. If axle speed is not achieved ensure linkage allows
proper movement of transmission control.
14. If transmission control lever is rotating fully but
recommended axle speed is not achieved, repeat
start-up procedure.
15. Refill expansion tank oil to recommended level.
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SECTION TITLE
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
1028 Street Road • Southampton, PA 18966
Telephone: 1-800-366-6268
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Effective April 1, 2007
For the period of two years from the date of purchase, CLASSEN MFG., INC. will repair or replace for the
original purchaser free of charge, any part or parts found upon the examination of our factory authorized service
station, or by the factory in Norfolk, Nebraska, to be defective in material or workmanship. All transportation
charges on parts submitted for repair or replacement under this warranty shall be borne by the purchaser.
This warranty does not include engines or engine parts, tires, batteries, or gearboxes that are covered under
separate warranties furnished by their manufacturer or supplier, nor does it include normal maintenance parts,
including but not limited to, spark plugs, points, filters, blades, and lubricants.
All service under this warranty will be furnished or performed by our factory authorized service stations.
There is no other expressed warranty. Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, are limited to two years from the date of purchase and to the extent permitted by law, any
and all implied warranties are excluded. The above remedy of repair and replacement of defective parts is
the purchaser’s exclusive remedy for any defect, malfunction or breach of warranty. Liability for incidental or
consequential damages under any and all warranties is excluded to the extent permitted by law.
NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SELLER AND THE USER
1.The Distributor or Dealer is responsible for the proper assembly and preparation of the product for
delivery to the end user.
2. The User is responsible for reading the Manual and Instructions.
3. The User is responsible for proper operation and maintenance as described in the manual.
4. The User is responsible for the replacement of wear items such as blades, belts, tires, batteries, etc.
5. The User is responsible for damage due to improper operation and maintenance, as well as abuse.
All claims must be received by the factory 30 days after the end of the warranty period to receive warranty consideration.
© 2010 Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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