Visit us at : www.swisherinc.com OWNER’S MANUAL Trim-N-Mow MODEL NO. ST60022Q START SERIAL # L305-042001 ST65022Q START SERIAL # L305-042001 ST65022DXQ START SERIAL # L305-039001 ST6002212V START SERIAL # L305-109001 IMPORTANT Read and follow all Safety Precautions and Instructions before operating this equipment. Rev 06-032 Trim-Max Assembly Operation Service and Adjustment Repair Parts 1602 CORPORATE DRIVE, P.O. BOX 67, WARRENSBURG, MISSOURI 64093 PHONE 660-747-8183 FAX 660-747-8650 Manufacturing quality lawn care equipment since 1945 10698 Made In The USA LIMITED WARRANTY The manufacturer’s warranty to the original consumer purchaser is: This product is free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser. We will repair or replace, at our discretion, parts found to be defective due to materials or workmanship. This warranty is subject to the following limitations and exclusions: 1) Engine Warranty All engines utilized on our products have a separate warranty extended to them by the individual engine manufacturer. Any engine service difficulty is the responsibility of the engine manufacturer and in no way is Swisher Mower Co., Inc. or its agents responsible for the engine warranty. The Briggs & Stratton Engine Service Hot-Line is 1-800-2333723. The Tecumseh Engine Service Hot-Line is 1-800-558-5402. 2) Commercial Use This product is not intended for commercial use and carries no commercial warranty. 3) Limitation This warranty applies only to products which have been properly assembled, adjusted, and operated in accordance with the instructions contained within this manual. This warranty does not apply to any product of Swisher Mower Co., Inc., that has been subject to alteration, misuse, abuse, improper assembly or installation, shipping damage, or to normal wear of the product. 4) Exclusions Excluded from this warranty are normal wear, normal adjustments, and normal maintenance. In the event you have a claim under this warranty, you must return the product to an authorized service dealer. All transportation charges, damage, or loss incurred during transportation of parts submitted for replacement or repair under this warranty shall be borne by the purchaser. Should you have any questions concerning this warranty, please contact us toll-free at 1-800-222-8183. The model number, serial number, date of purchase, and the name of the authorized Swisher dealer from whom you purchased the mower will be needed before any warranty claim can be processed. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME TIME PERIODS STATED HEREIN FOR ALL EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. Some states do not allow the limitation of consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights, which vary from state-to-state. This is a limited warranty as defined by the Magnuson-Moss Act of 1975. 2 Safety Instructions This Safety Alert Symbol indicates important messages in this manual. When you see this symbol, carefully read the message that follows and be alert to the possibility of personal injury. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Read, understand and follow all instructions in the manual and on the trimmer before starting Read this manual carefully. Become familiar with the controls and how to operate the unit properly. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the unit. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, etc. that could be thrown by the unit. Be sure the area is clear of other people before trimming. Stop the unit if anyone enters the area. Be aware of the direction of the trimmer discharge and do not direct it at anyone. Do not direct trimmer discharge at breakable objects, such as windows, etc. Do not operate trimmer without all guards and shields in place. Never leave the machine running unattended. Trim only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the trimmer while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near roadways. Use the trimmer as the manufacturer intended and as described in the manual. Do not operate trimmer if it has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Always have the damage repaired before operating. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields when using the trimmer. Dress properly. Do not operate the trimmer when barefoot or wearing open sandals. Wear only solid shoes for good traction when trimming. Wear long sleeved shirts or jackets, also long pants. Do not trim in shorts. Keep your eyes and mind on your trimmer and the area being trimmed. Do not let other interests distract you. Do not put hands and feet near or under rotating parts. Before cleaning, inspecting or repairing your trimmer, stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire and keep it away from the spark plug to prevent accidental starting. Do not operate the trimmer if it vibrates abnormally. Excessive vibration is a sign of damage. Stop the engine and safely check for damage and repair as required. Do not operate the trimmer in wet grass, where good footing may not be possible. Walk; never run Stop the trimmer when crossing gravel drives, etc. 3 Slope Operation Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and slip accidents, which can result in severe injury. All slopes require extra caution. If you feel uneasy on it do not trim it. • • • • • • DO: Trim across the face of a slope and not up and down. DO: Remove objects such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. DO: W atch for holes, ruts or bumps. Tall grass can hide obstacles. DO NOT: Mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments. The operator could loose footing or balance. DO NOT: Trim excessively steep slopes DO NOT: Trim on wet grass. Reduced footing could cause slipping. Children K eep children out of the area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. B e alert and turn the m achine off if children enter the area. B efore and when backing, look behind and down for sm all children. N ever allow children to operate this m achine. U se extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that m ay obstruct vision. • • • • • Service • • • • • • • • • • • • Use extra care handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flam m able and vapors are explosive. Use only an approved container. Never rem ove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not sm oke Never refuel the m achine indoors. Never store the m achine or fuel container where there is an open flam e, such as a water heater. Never run a m achine inside a closed area. Keep nuts and bolts tight and equipm ent in good condition. Never tam per with safety devices. Keep m achine free of grass, leaves or other debris build up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow m achine to cool before storing. Stop and inspect the equipm ent if you strike an object. Repair if necessary before restarting. Never m ake repairs or adjustm ents with the engine running. 4 The operation of any cutter can encounter foreign objects to be thrown into the eyes, resulting in severe eye damage. Always wear certified safety glasses or wide-vision safety goggles for over spectacles before staring any cutting machine and while operating such a machine. The operation of any cutter produces sound waves that are damaging to the human ear. Ear protection is recommended. CAUTION! Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. Do not operate the trimmer if it vibrates abnormally. Excessive vibration is a sign of Damage. Stop the engine and safely check for damage and repair as required Trimmer Head Instruction Decal OD68 Caution Notice Decal OD67 Trim-Max Decal OD64 Trim-N-Mow Decal OD65 5 Assembly Contents of Box: • Trimmer • Parts bag containing: • Manual • Engine manual • Safety goggles • Bottle of engine oil • 4 sets of .155 trimmer line • Cable Clip Tools Required: • ½” wrench Handle Adjustment Installation of handles: • Remove loose fasteners from lower handles. • Pivot handles up and align lower hole in handles with hole on trimmer frame. Install hardware removed in previous step. Snug, but do not tighten bolts. • Pivot upper handles to fit the lower handles. Tighten knobs. • Adjust handles for comfortable operation. • Tighten all bolts. Handles may be adjusted up and down and in and out for comfortable operation. Installation Of Wheels Refer to Page 12 for illustration. • • • • • • • Slide axle through the mounting plates. Install Conical springs with the large diameter side against the Axle Plate. Install Flat Washer against the conical spring. Slip wheel on one side and install Cotter Pin. Bend cotter pin over to prevent it from falling out. Push the Axle completely over to the other side. Install the second wheel and insert cotter pin and bend. Some compression of the conical springs is necessary . 6 Preparing Unit For First Use • • • Fill engine crankcase with oil. A bottle has been provided with this unit. DO NOT OVERFILL. Fill the engine fuel tank with gasoline. GASOLINE SHOULD BE ADDED OUTSIDE IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA. Check to ensure string has been installed properly. A diagram is provided just above the wheel for proper installation. Operation Important! To ensure proper operation, clean the engine and trimmer regularly. Remove any build up of chaff from the top of the engine. To stop the trimmer: • Release the control bail. Engine will stop immediately To start the trimmer: • • • • • Remove any built up debris from engine. Pull control bail against the handle and hold. Push primer button on engine as directed. Pull back sharply on recoil starter handle. Begin trimming. Important! For safest operation, make sure debris is directed away from you and others. Important! On 12 Volt Start units. For optimum battery performance, you should run engine for at least 15 Minutes after start to keep battery charged. Trimming Hints • • • • • Do not lift the trimmer head when trimming. Let the head rest lightly touching the ground. Keep an eye on the length of the trimmer line. As the line gets shorter they become less effective at cutting and will take longer to trim properly. Replace the line as necessary. (See installing cutter line). Do not trim wet grass. Use caution when trimming slopes. Use the proper length on line. Using a line too long for the unit will cause stalling and unacceptable operation. 7 Installing Trimmer Line Important! Use the proper length of line. Using a line too long for the unit will cause stalling and unacceptable operation. 5+ HP use 18” String Pre Cut Line Purchase P3618 • • • • Step 1 Step 2 Loosely fold cutter line in half. (1) Place loop of line against outside of loop on the trimmer head. (2) Bring ends around and through the loop and over the cutter line loop. (3) Pull ends to tighten loop. Step 3 Trim-Max Operation The Trim-Max trimmer is designed to also be used as an edge trimmer and to offset left to right for easier close trimming. Edge trimming/ Bevel Cutting The trimmer disk may be tilted from horizontal to vertical so that it may be used as an edge trimmer. The head may also be tilted slightly to trim closer. This may be handy for trimming foundations without damaging the siding. Trim-Max Pivot Adjustment To Tilt: • • • • • • Stop unit. Make sure head is in the straight forward position. (see offset operation) Loosen the trimmer tilt clamp lever. (Clockwise) Tilt head to desired position. Tighten trimmer tilt clamp lever. (Counter Clockwise) Adjust Lower trimmer shield to keep debris from coming back at operator. Offset trimming. Trim-Max Tilt Adjustment The trimmer head may be offset to the left or right to allow trimming under bushes, etc. To Offset: • • • • • Stop unit. Raise offset lever. Push or pull handles to achieve desired offset. Release offset lever. Make sure head has locked into position. Adjust lower trimmer shield to keep debris from coming back at operator. Important! Note direction of debris when offsetting head. Offsetting trimmer to the left is recommended. Direction Of Debris 8 Trimmer Maintenance M ake sure yo ur trim m e r is in safe w orkin g co nd ition by keep ing th e fo llow in g guid eline s in m ind every tim e yo u u se you r trim m er. • • • • • • • • • • K eep trim m er in goo d o perating con ditio n an d keep all guards and shield s in place . D O N O T op erate th is trim m er if an y of the shield s and gu ard s are m issing. C h eck a ll fasteners for sec ure fit to kee p eq uip m en t in safe w o rkin g o rd er. M ake ad justm ents as n ecessary. T o redu ce fire haza rd s, kee p en gin e free o f grass le aves or exce ssive grea se . D O N O T op era te trim m er w ith a d am a ged o r m issin g m u ffler. D O N O T tam p er w ith e xh aust system ; this m a y cau se a fire ha zard . D O N O T op era te engine if air clean er or the co ver over the ca rb ure tor air intake is m issin g. R em oval of th ese pa rts c ou ld create a fire h azard. B efore clean ing, m akin g ad justm e nts or repa irin g the trim m e r, S T O P engine, d isco n nect sp ark plu g w ire a nd a llow en gin e to co ol. H and le G asolin e w ith ca re. D O N O T sm oke or u se op en flam e n ear ga so line . U se o nly app ro ved gaso line co ntain ers. N ever fu el or run trim m er in p oo rly ven tilated a reas, su ch as a garage o r utility bu ildin g. A lw ays rep lace fuel tan k cap . B e sure to clean u p an y sp illed ga so line . D o n ot ch ange the en gin e go verno r settings o r o ver-speed the en gin e; severe inju ry o r dam age m ay re su lt. N ever sto re m ow er, w ith gaso line in th e tan k, inside a b uild ing w here fu m es m ay reach an op en flam e o r sp ark. A lw a ys allow en gin e to co ol b efo re storing N E V E R A D D G A S O L IN E T O A H O T E N G IN E – A L L O W E N G IN E T O C O O L B E F O R E A D D IN G G A S O L IN E WARNING – ALWAYS STOP ENGINE AND DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE BEFORE PERFORMING ANY ADJUSTMENTS OR SERVICE Engine • Refer to the engine service manual provided with this unit. Belt • Occasionally check the belt for wear. A worn belt should be replaced. Belt Adjustment The TRIM-N-MOW has an automatic belt tightener and needs no further adjustment The TRIM-MAX has an automatic belt tightener that automatically adjusts when the head is tilted. If you do not regularly tilt the head on your trimmer, it is recommended that you loosen the head twice a year. (See edge trimming) Belt Replacement • • • • • • • • • Remove front belt cover. Push trimmer head toward back of unit, compressing tensioner spring. Remove old belt. Install new belt by first routing belt under the engine and around the engine pulley. Push trimmer head toward back of unit, compressing tensioner spring. Install belt over front pulley. Release trimmer head. Ensure that belt is correctly installed in the groove of the engine and front pulleys. Re install front belt Cover. 9 Trim-N-Mow 23 16 1 15 2 14 10 25 17 11 4 20 11 24 27 13 3 12 28 18 6 26 3 5 29 11 21 22 7 11 9 Paint Reference Chart Color Paint Code Texture Black TK Texture Red TC 11 See Detail Page 11 Item # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Description Briggs & Stratton Engine Trimmer Pulley & Washer 5/16-18 X 3/4 Serr Flg Bolt SP Washer Bellvile Rear Cover Belt Guard Blade Belt Rubber Shield Lower Motor Base 5/16-18 X 1 1/4 Flange Bolt 5/16-18 Serrated Flange Nut Upper Motor Base Lower Handle Black Plastic Knob Upper Handle 19 3 8 Part # N/A 2065 NB596 NB607 2026 2019 2113 2027 2006 NB253 NB170 2005 10399TK 2030 10578TK Item # 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 10 Description Operator Presence Bail 3/16 X 1 Key Stock Cotter Pin Conical Spring Washer 5/16-18 X 1/2 Bolt 5/16-18 Square Nut Operator Presence Cable 3/8-24 X 1 Engine Bolt Locktite 5/16-18 X 2 Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 X 2 1/4 Flange Bolt 14" Wheel Axle 5/16-15 X 3/4 Bolt Part # 10397 9030 NB126 10004 NB275 NB252 NB449 2034B NB238N NB587 NB622 2002 2025 NB596 Trimmer Head Assembly for Standard 1 3 7 2 11 4 5 8 Item # Description 1 5/8-11 2 Way Lock Jam Nut 2 Blade Pulley- 4.5" 3 5/8 ID X 1 OD 14 GA Washer 4 Blade Bearing 5 Compression Spring 6 Head Weldment 7 Std Trimmer Stabilizer Weldment 8 Spinner Shaft 9 Trimmer Spinner Disc Weldment 10 Threaded Roller 11 Trimmer Slide Weldment 6 9 10 Part # NB595 2049 NB149 B985/8 2033 2010 2032 2024 2021 2035 2007 Paint Reference Chart Color Paint Code Texture Black Texture Red TK TC Trimmer Head Assembly for Deluxe and 12V Deluxe 1 Item # 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 Description Blade Bearing Head Weldment Spinner Shaft Trimmer Slide Weldment Knob - Yellow Tilt Clamp U Bolt 5/16-18 Nyloc Nut Handle Assembly Part # B985/8 2110 2124 2107 2079 2075 NB181 2080 2 17 18 16 13 19 19 15 20 9 10 11 12 3 5 Service Part 2076 Parts Breakdown Item # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Description Shield Spacer Knob Clamp Bolt Washer 4 Part # 2042 2084 2030 2043 NB110 NB275 2 5 3 6 1 1 5 Trim-Max Axle Setup 6 2 3 Item # 1 2 3 4 5 6 4 12 Description 16" Wheel Conical Spring Cotter Pin Wheel Bearing Axle Axle Plate Part # 2003 10004 NB126 MWB 2025 2106 16 17 Deluxe Paint Reference Chart Color Paint Code Texture Black Texture Red TK TC 28 1 12 15 3 25 4 2 27 25 26 18 25 14 22 24 21 25 20 23 19 5 12 29 13 See Details Page 12 9 6 11 10 30 See Detail Page 11 7 Item # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 14 15 Description Briggs & Stratton Engine Engine Pulley- 6" 3/16 X 1 Key Stock SP Washer Bellville Belt Guard Blade Belt Lower Shield Sub Assy. Wear Strip Pivot Plate Weldment Lower Motor Base 5/16-18 X 1 1/4 Flange Bolt Upper Motor Base Lower Handle Lower Handle ST6002212V Black Plastic Knob Part # N/A 2065 9030 NB607 2119 2113 2076 2116 2073 2006 NB253 2005 10399TK 10886TK 2030 Item # 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 13 Description Upper Handle Operator Presence Bail 5/16-18 X 1 1/2 Carriage Bolt Spring Pivot Stop Rear Cover Handle Grip, Pivot Spacer 5/16-18 X 3/4 Serr Flng Bolt 5/16-18 Serrated Flange Nut Washer 3/8-24 X 1 Engine Bolt Locktite Operator Presence Cable 5/16-18 X 2 1/4 Serr Flg Bolt 5/16-18 X 1/2 Serr Flng Bolt Part # 10578TK 10397 NB587 2069 2040 2126 2077 B99S NB596 NB170 NB275 NB238N 2034B NB622 NB252 12 Volt Deluxe Paint Reference Chart Color Paint Code Texture Black Texture Red TK TC 7 8 9 1 4 2 5 3 6 For Additional Parts See Page 13 Item # 1 Not Shown Not Shown 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Description Wiring Harness Key Switch Keys For Key Switch (set of two) Battery for Weedtrimmer Battery Cover Bolt Nut Nut Nylock 5/16-18 X 1 1/2 Hex Bolt Key Plate 5/16-18 Nyloc Nut 14 Part # 2120B 2102 KSK 2101 2105 NB253 NB170 NB181 NB254 2118TK NB181 2101 2102 Notes 15 Visit us at: www.swisherinc.com Each trimmer has its own model number. Each engine has its own model number. The model number for the trimmer will be found on the left hand side of the motor base. The model number for the engine will be found on the top of the blower fan housing. All trimmer parts listed herein may be ordered directly from Swisher Mower & Machine Co. Inc. or your nearest Swisher dealer. All engine parts may be ordered from the nearest dealer of the engine supplied with your mower. OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL NO. ST60022Q ST65022Q ST65022DXQ ST6002212V WHEN ORDERING PARTS, PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AVAILABLE: * * * * PRODUCT – TRIMMER SERIAL NUMBER - _______________ MODEL NUMBER - _______________ ENGINE MODEL NUMBER - _______________ TYPE - _______________ * PART NUMBER WITH PAINT CODE * PART DESCRIPTION TELEPHONE - 1-800-222-8183 FAX - 1-660-747-8650 SWISHER MOWER & MACHINE CO. INC. 1602 CORPORATE DRIVE P.O. BOX 67 WARRENSBURG, MO 64093 SWISHER MOWER & MACHINE CO. INC. PRINTED IN U.S.A.