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Operator's Manual
Turbo Blower
TBTB
C_US
LISTED
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IMPORTANT:
TROY-BILT
READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY
LLC, P.O. BOX 361131, CLEVELAND, OH 44136,0019
PiN
769-00426 (9/02)
PRINTED IN USA
THANK
YOU
Thank you for buying this quality product. This modern
outdoor power tool will provide many hours of useful
service. You will find it to be a great labor-saving device.
This operator's manual provides you with easy-tounderstand operating instructions. Read the whole
manual and follow all the instructions to keep your new
outdoor power tool in top operating condition.
PRODUCT
REFERENCES,
SPECIFICATIONS
ILLUSTRATIONS
AND
All information, illustrations and specifications in this
manual are based on the latest product information
available at the time of printing. We reserve the right to
make changes at any time without notice.
Rules for Safe Operation ...................
A. Important Safety Information ..............
B. Safety and International Symbols ............
C. Know Your Unit ..........................
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3-4
5
6
Operating Instructions .....................
A. Assembling the coupler ....................
B. Interchanging Nozzles ...................
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7
8-9
Ill. Maintenance and Repair Instructions ..........
A. Storage ...............................
B. Transporting ...........................
C. Accessories/Replacement
Parts ............
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IV. Specifications
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II.
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Copyright @2002 MTD SOUTHWEST INC
All Rights Reserved.
V. Warranty ................................
Troy-Bilt@ is a registered trademark of
MTD PRODUCTS INC
CONTENTS
SERVICE
INFORMATION
Service on this unit both within and after the warrant
period should be performed only by an authorized
and approved service dealer.
Dial:
This unit should consist of the following:
TBTB Turbo Blower Add-On
Flare Nozzle
Concentrator
Nozzle
Hanger
Operator's
Or
Product Registration Card
NOTE: PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE
REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY SERVICE.
Make sure this manual is carefully read and understood
before starting or operating this equipment.
THIS PRODUCT IS COVERED BY ONE OR MORE US
PATENTS.OTHER PATENTS PENDING.
Read the Operator's
Manual(s) and follow all
warnings
and safety instructions.
Failure to do
so can result in serious injury to the operator
and/or bystanders.
2
OF CARTON
• 1-330-558-7220
• 1-866-840-6483 to obtain the listing of the
authorized service dealer nearest you.
DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE RETAILER.
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Manual
NOTE: This product has been rated for use on both gas
and electric powerheads.
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to
)ossible dangers. The safety symbols, and their explanations,
deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety
warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger. The
instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for
proper accident prevention measures.
SYMBOL
MEANING
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL: Indicates danger,
warning, or caution. Attention is required in order
to avoid serious personal injury. May be used in
conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
NOTE: Advises you of information or instructions vital to
the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
• IMPORTANT
WARNING: Failure to obey a safety warning
can result in injury to yourself and others. Always
follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk
of fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
CAUTION: Failure to obey a safety warning
may result in property damage or personal
injury to yourself or to others. Always follow
the safety precautions to reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: When using the unit, the safety
rules must be followed. For your own safety
[
and that of bystanders, please read these
instructions before operating the unit. Please
keep the nstruct ons safe for ater Use.
BEFORE
A
DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning
will result in serious injury to yourself or to
others. AIways follow the safety precautions
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and
personal injury.
OPERATING
• Carefully read and understand the operator's manual
of the unit that powers this attachment.
• Read this operating instruction manual carefully. Be
thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use
of the equipment. Know how to stop the unit and
disengage the controls quickly.
• Do not operate this unit when tired, ill, or under the
influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
• Never allow children to operate the equipment. Never
allow adults unfamiliar with the instructions to use the
unit. Never allow adults to operate the equipment
without proper instruction.
• All guards and safety attachments must be installed
properly before operating the unit.
• Inspect the unit before use.
• Keep the air intake opening clear of debris.
• Clear the area before each use. Remove all objects
such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, or string which
can be thrown or become entangled in the attachment.
SPECIAL SAFETY WARNINGS
FOR GAS
POWERHEADS
AND TURBO BLOWERS
WARNING: Gasoline is highly flammable, and
its vapors can explode if ignited. Take the
following precautions:
• Store fuel only in containers specifically designed and
approved for the storage of such materials.
•
• Always stop the engine and allow it to cool before filling
the fuel tank. Never remove the cap of the fuel tank, or
add fuel, when the engine is hot. Never operate the unit
without the fuel cap securely in place. Loosen the fuel
tank cap slowly to relieve any pressure in the tank.
• Mix and add fuel in a clean, well-ventilated area
outdoors where there are no sparks or flames. Slowly
remove the fuel cap only after stopping engine. Do not
smoke while fueling or mixing fuel. Wipe up any spilled
fuel from the unit immediately.
• Avoid creating a source of ignition for spilled fuel. Do
not start the engine until fuel vapors dissipate.
• Move the unit at least 30 feet (9.1 m) from the fueling
source and site before starting the engine. Do not
smoke. Keep sparks and open flames away from the
area while adding fuel or operating the unit.
• Never start or run the unit inside a closed room or
building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill. Operate this
unit only in a well ventilated area outdoors.
SPECIAL SAFETY WARNINGS
FOR ELECTRIC
POWERHEADS
AND TURBO BLOWERS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical
shock, use only extension cords approved for
outdoor use, such as an extension cord of
cord type SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A,
SJW-A, SJOW-A, SJTW-W or SJTOW-A.
Extension cords are available from your local
retailer. Use only round-jacketed extension
cords approved for outdoor use.
• CORD SETS: Make sure your cord set is in good
condition. When using a cord set, be sure to use a
cord that is heavy enough to carry the current that your
unit will draw. An undersized cord set will cause a drop
in line voltage resulting in loss of power and
overheating. See the operator's manual for the unit that
will power this add-on for the recommended cord size.
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• Inspect all extension cords and the unit power
connection periodically. Look closely for deterioration,
cuts or cracks in the insulation. Also inspect the
connections for damage. Replace the cords if any
defects or damage appear.
• Prevent disconnection of the turbo blower powerhead
from extension cord during operation by using a plugreceptacle retaining strap, connector, or by making a
knot as shown below:
Extension
Cord
Turbo Blower
Cord
Extension
Cord
Turbo Blower
Cord
• Do not operate the engine faster than the speed
needed to do the job. Do not run the engine at high
speed when not in use.
• Always stop the engine/motor when operation is
delayed or when walking from one location to another.
.• If you strike or become entangled with a foreign object,
stop the engine/motor immediately and check for
damage. Have any damage repaired before attempting
further operations.
Stop the unit IMMEDIATELY if you feel excessive
vibration. Vibration is a sign of trouble. Inspect
thoroughly for loose nuts, bolts or damage before
continuing. Repair or replace affected parts as
necessary.
• Avoid dangerous environments. Never operate your
unit in damp or wet conditions. Moisture is a shock
hazard.
• Do not use the unit in the rain. Do not use in or around
water.
• Do not handle the plug or unit with wet hands or
standing on any wet surfaces.
Stop and switch the unit to off for maintenance, repair,
or for changing add-ons or other attachments. The unit
must be stopped and the impeller no longer turning to
avoid injury.
Use only genuine factory replacement parts and
accessories for this unit. These are available from
your authorized service dealer. Use of any unauthorized
parts or accessories could lead to serious injury to the
user or damage to the unit, and void your warranty.
• Do not leave the unit plugged in when not in use,
changing attachments or add-ons, or while being
serviced.
OTHER
WHILE
• Allow the unit to cool before storing or transporting.
sure to secure the unit while transporting.
OPERATING
• Keep bystanders, especially children and pets, at least
50 ft (15 m) away.
• Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked as
meeting ANSI Z87.1 standards, and ear/hearing
protection when operating this unit. Wear a face or
dust mask if the operation is dusty.
• Wear heavy, long pants, boots, gloves and a long
sleeve shirt. Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, short
pants, sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair above
shoulder level.
• Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light.
SAFETY
WARNINGS
Be
• Store the unit in a locked up and dry or high and dry
place to prevent unauthorized use or damage, out of
the reach of children.
Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other
liquid. Keep handles dry, clean and free from debris.
Clean unit and labels with a damp sponge. Clean after
each use.
Keep these instructions. Refer to them often and use
them to instruct other users. If you loan someone this
unit, also loan them these instructions.
• Use the right tool. Only use this tool for the purpose
intended.
Only qualified personnel should perform any repairs
or maintenance procedures that are not described
in this manual.
• Do not overreach, take extra care when working on
steep slopes or inclines. Always keep proper footing
and balance.
Check engine mounting bolts and other bolts at
frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
• Always hold the unit with both hands when operating.
Keep a firm grip on both the front and rear handle or
grips.
Inside a building store the machine away from ignition
sources. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
• Keep air intake opening clear of debris while blowing.
Always refer to the Operator's Manual instructions for
important details if the unit is to be stored for an
extended period.
• Never operate the unit without the a nozzle installed.
• Never attempt to clear a clogged nozzle with the
engine/motor running.
• Do not force unit. It will do the job better and with less
likelihood of injury at a rate for which it was designed.
Do not attempt to repair the machine unless you have
the proper tools, and instructions for disassembly and
repair of the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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SAFETY
AND INTERNATIONAL
SYMBOLS
This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product.
Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information.
SYMBOL
MEANING
• SAFETY
ALERT
SYMBOL
Indicates danger, warning, or caution. May be used in conjunction
• WARNING
- READ OPERATOR'S
with other symbols or pictographs.
MANUAL
Read the Operator's Manual(s) and follow all warnings and safety instructions. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury to the operator and/or bystanders.
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• WEAR
EYE AND HEARING
PROTECTION
WARNING: The operation of any power tool can be the source of thrown objects and loud noise which
can cause severe eye injury and hearing loss. Always wear safety glasses or goggles eye protection
meeting ANSI Z87.1 standards and ear protection when operating this unit. Use a full face shield when
needed.
• KEEP BYSTANDERS
AWAY
WARNING: Keep all bystanders, especially children and pets, at least 50 feet (15 m) from the
operating area.
• THROWN
OBJECTS
CAN CAUSE
SEVERE
INJURY
WARNING: Do not operate unit without proper attachments and guards in place.
• BLOWER/VACUUM
- ROTATING
IMPELLER
CAN CAUSE
SEVERE
INJURY
WARNING: Stop the engine/motor before installing or removing tubes and / or bag, or before cleaning
or performing any maintenance. Do not put hands or other objects into fan housing. Keep hands and
feet away from rotating impeller.
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APPLICATIONS
With Turbo Blower Add-On:
• Up to 145 MPH Velocity Air Flow for Fast Clearing of
Large Areas.
• Flare Nozzle for Large Areas.
• Concentrated
Nozzle for Hard to Reach Places.
_Hanger
Shaft Housing -
F
Housing/Air intake
Concentrator
Flare Nozzle
6
Nozzle
ASSEMBLINGTHE COUPLER
NOTE: Aligning the release button with the guide recess
will help installation (Fig. 1).
The following Troy-Bilt Add-Ons are also available for your unit:
Blower/Vacuum ............................
TBBV
Cultivator ................................
TBGC
Hedge Trimmer ............................
Edger ....................................
Straight Shaft Trimmer ......................
Snow Thrower .............................
Turbo Blower ..............................
Tree Pruner ................................
Removing
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the add-on
WARNING: Read and understand operator's
manual for unit to be used with this add-on
prior to operation.
2.
Lower Shaft
Housing
Knob j
Fig. 2
4.
to loosen (Fig. 1).
Turn the knob clockwise to tighten (Fig. 3).
CAUTION: Lock the release button in the
primary hole (Fig. 2) and securely tighten the
knob before operating this unit.
Press and hold the release button (Fig. 1).
3. While firmly holding the upper shaft housing, pull the
turbo blower add-on out of the coupler (Fig. 2).
Installing
Primary Hole
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TBHS
TBLE
TBSS
TBST
TBTB
TBTP
Upper Shaft
Housing
1. Turn the knob counterclockwise
Release Button
Coupler
'\
the add-on
/
and
damage TO
to avoid
the unit,
shut unit
off before
WARNING:
serious
personal
injury
remov ng or nsta ng add-ons.
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NOTE: To make installing or removing the add-on
easier, place the unit on the ground or on a
work bench.
1.
_Knob
Remove the hanger from the top of the shaft housing.
2. Turn knob counterclockwise
to loosen (Fig. 1).
Fig. 3
3. While firmly holding the add-on, push it straight into
the coupler (Fig. 2).
add-ons
| system are to be used in the primary hole
Using The
the wrong hole
could
to
[ _ _11_ |only.
[CAUTION:
with
the lead
coupler
[personal injury or damage to the unit.
The turbo blower add-on should be installed with the
release button in the primary hole.
Coupler
Release Button
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Guide Recess
/
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]
Check Flex Shaft Engagement Prior to Using
1. Start the unit.
2.
Briefly engage and release the trigger.
3.
Check that add-on is operating.
4.
If the add-on is not operating, remove add-on and
repeat steps for installing the add-on.
5.
Recheck operation of add-on attachment.
Counterclockwise
Knob
Fig. 1
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do not insert hands into nozzles when
I _IWARNING:
To avoid Serious personal injug,
removngor
nsta ngthem. J
INTERCHANGING
NOZZLES
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Use the following instructions to attach or interchange
the two nozzles (Figs. 4 and 5).
Flare Nozzle
Indexing Button
on inside of
nozzle
disconnect
power
source
removing
ARNING:To
reduce
the before
risk ofinjuryl
nozz es.
INSTALLING
FLARE OR CONCENTRATOR
NOZZLE ONTO BLOWER HOUSING
_
1.
Align the indexing button on the inside of the nozzle
with the detent on the housing (Fig. 6).
2.
Push the nozzle onto the housing and turn the nozzle
clockwise until it locks (Fig. 7).
NOTE: Make sure the nozzles are installed properly, with
indexing button facing up, before operating the unit.
Detent
Fig. 4
Concentrator
Nozzle
Indexing Button
on inside of
nozzle
Indexing Button
Fig. 6
Fig. 5
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I and get sharp edges due to rubbing on the
It is The
suggested
use become
gloves when
I ground.
WARNING:
nozzles tomay
Worn
[chang ng nozz es.
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Indexing Button
Fig. 7
REMOVING
NOZZLE
FLARE
FROM
OR CONCENTRATOR
BLOWER
HOUSING
1. Grasp the nozzle and turn it counterclockwise
approximately 45 until the indexing button on the inside
of the nozzle snaps out of the detent in the blower
housing (Fig. 8). Pull the nozzle off of the blower housing.
USING
THE CONCENTRATOR
NOZZLE
Use the concentrator nozzle for hard to reach places
such as corners in a garage or to control dust in a dust
laden environment (Fig. 10).
Detent
/
Fig. 10
Indexing Button
Fig. 8
USING THE FLARE
NOZZLE
Use the flare nozzle for large, hard surfaces such as
driveways and sidewalks (Fig. 9).
Fig. 9
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STORAGE
ACCESSORIESlREPLACEMENT
• Check unit before storage to be sure the equipment is
in safe working condition.
ConcentratorNozzle ...................791-I81633
Flare Nozzle ..........................
PARTS
791-181632
• Stop the engine or motor.
• Store the unit indoors, in a dry and locked place, out of
the reach of children.
• Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
For gas powerhead
units
• Allow the unit to cool before storing in any enclosure.
• Drain fuel from unit. Never store the unit with fuel in the
fuel tank inside a building where ignition sources are
present such as hot water and space heaters, clothes
dryers, etc.
TRANSPORTING
• Allow the unit to cool before transporting.
• Secure the unit while transporting.
For gas powerhead
• Drain fuel from unit.
units
• Tighten fuel cap before transporting.
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Use only original genuine factory replacement parts.
Weight of Attachment: ................................................................
Drive Shaft Housing ..........................................................................
Air Velocity .............................................................................
3.375 Ibs. (1.531 kg)
Steel Tube
Up to 145 MPH
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REPLACEMENT
PARTS - MODEL
TBTB
TURBO
BLOWER
ADD-ON
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PPN 41AJTB-C063
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Item
2
3
4
Part No.
791-612605
753-1218
791-181852
791-145569
5
791-153597
Description
Hanger
Drive Shaft Housing Assembly
Drive Shaft Assembly
Anti-Rotation Screw
6
7
8
791-181853
791-181996
791-181550
Lower Clamp Assembly
4_
Mounting Screw
UDDer Housing
Palnut
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
791-181636
791-181634
791-181635
791-181637
791-181997
791-181345
791-181632
791-181633
Bushing Assembly Housing
Shaft Impeller
Imoeller
Nut and WasheLower Housing
Mounting Screw
Flare Nozzle
Concentrator Nozzle
uec[udes
Issued 8/02
MANUFACTURER'S
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LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:
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The limited warranty set forth below is given by Troy-Bilt
LLC with respect to new merchandise purchased and
used in the United States, its possessions and territories.
Troy-Bilt LLC warrants this product against defects in
material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years
commencing on the date of original purchase and will, at
its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found
to be defective in material or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been
operated and maintained
in accordance
with the
Operator's Manual furnished with the product, and has
not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use,
neglect, accident, improper maintenance, alteration,
vandalism, theft, fire, water or damage because of other
peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any accessory or attachment not
approved by Troy-Bilt LLC for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any
resulting damage. This warranty is limited to ninety (90)
days from the date of original retail purchase for any TroyBill: product that is used for rental or commercial
purposes, or any other income-producing purpose.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is
available, WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH
YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER. To
locate the dealer in your area, visit our website at
www.troybilt.com, check for a listing in the Yellow Pages,
call 1 (866) 840-6483 or 1 (330) 558-7220 or write to P.O.
Box 361131, Cleveland, OH 44136-0019.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in
the following cases:
A. Tune-ups
Filters
- Spark Plugs, Carburetor Adjustments,
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty
of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty or guaranty, whether written or
oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person
or entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to
any product shall bind Troy-Bilt LLC During the
period of the Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair
or replacement of the product as set forth above.
(Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not
apply to you.)
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide
the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales.
Troy-Bilt LLC shall not be liable for incidental or
consequential loss or damages including, without
limitation,
expenses
incurred for substitute
or
replacement lawn care services, for transportation or
for related expenses, or for rental expenses to
temporarily replace a warranted product. (Some
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to
you.)
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold.
Alteration of the safety features of the product shall void
this Warranty. You assume the risk and liability for loss,
damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to
others and their property arising out of the use or misuse
or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other
than the original purchaser, original lessee or the person
for whom it was purchased as a gift.
B. Wear items - Bump Knobs, Outer Spools, Cutting
Line, Inner Reels, Starter Pulley,Starter
Ropes,
Drive Belts
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
C. Troy-Bilt LLC does not extend any warranty for
PsrOducts sold or exported outside of the United
tates of America, its possessions and territories,
except those sold through Troy-Bilt's authorized
channels of export distribution.
To locate your nearest service dealer dial
1 (877) 282-8684
Troy-Bilt LLC reserves the right to change or improve
the design of any Troy-Bilt Product without assuming
any obligation
to modify any product
previously
manufactured.
Troy-Bilt LLC
P.O. Box 361131
Cleveland, OH 44136-0019