Simplicity 1694150 Operator`s manual

ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
42” Single-Stage Snowthrower &
46” Single-Stage Snowthrower
42” Snowthrower Attachment
Mfg. No.
1694144
1694295
Description
42” Single-Stage Snowthrower
42” Single-Stage Snowthrower
46” Snowthrower Attachment
Mfg. No.
1694150
1694296
Description
46” Single-Stage Snowthrower
46” Single-Stage Snowthrower
1724186-06
1723220-06
Rev 11/2004
TP 100-2545-06-AT-SMA
Table of Contents
Troubleshooting, Adjustments & Service
Troubleshooting Chart ...................................11
Drive Chain Adjustment.................................12
Skid Shoe Adjustment ...................................12
Electric Chute Rotator Gear ..........................12
Lift Rod Adjustment .......................................13
Belt Tension Adjustment ................................14
Belt Replacement ..........................................14
Safety Rules & Information
Training ............................................................2
Preparation ......................................................2
Operation.........................................................2
Children ...........................................................3
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute ..............3
Service, Maintenance and Storage .................3
Emissions ........................................................3
Decals..............................................................4
Required Accessories...................................5
Reccomended Accessories..........................5
Clean-Out Warning and Proceedure ............5
Initial Setup & Assembly
Snowthrower Components ............................15
Assemble Discharge Chute ...........................16
Install Skid Shoes ..........................................16
Attach Deflector Control Cable Support ........17
Install Chute Rotator Switch & Harness ........17
Mount Remote Deflector Control ...................18
Install Snowthrower .......................................19
Features & Controls
Control Functions ............................................6
General Operating Instructions
Checks Before Starting....................................7
Engine & Ground Speed Selection..................7
Stopping & Starting .........................................7
Transporting.....................................................7
Snow Removal Suggestions............................8
Daily Storage ...................................................8
Off-Season Storage.........................................8
Removal & Normal Installation
Removal.........................................................22
Normal Installation.........................................23
Down Pressure Lock......................................24
Hardware Torque Specifications
Chart..............................................................25
Maintenance
Schedule for Normal Care ...............................9
General Lubrication .........................................9
Lubricate Discharge Chute ..............................9
Inspect, Adjust, & Lube Drive Chain..............10
Lubricate Auger Bearings ..............................10
Mounting Remote Deflector Control
Instructions ....................................................26
Template ........................................................27
NOTE: In these instructions, “left” and “right” are
referred to as seen from the operating position.
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Safety Rules & Information
This machine is capable to amputating hands and feet. Read these safety rules and follow them closely.
Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control of unit, severe personal injury or death to you, or
bystanders, or damage to property or equipment. The triangle
in text signifies important cautions or
warnings which must be followed.
TRAINING
OPERATION
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manuals before operating this
unit. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the
proper use of the equipment. Know how to stop the
unit and disengage the controls quickly.
2. Never allow children to operate the equipment.
Never allow adults to operate the equipment without
proper instruction.
3. Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children and pets.
1. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
2. Exercise extreme caution when operating on or
crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for
hidden hazards or traffic. Do not carry Passengers.
3. After striking a foreign object, stop the engine (motor),
remove the wire from the spark plug, disconnect the
cord on electric motors, thoroughly inspect the
snowthrower for any damage, and repair the damage
before restarting and operating the snowthrower.
4. If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
5. Stop the engine (motor) whenever you leave the
operating position, before unclogging the
collector/impeller housing or discharge guide, and
when making any repairs, adjustments, or inspections.
6. When leaving the machine unattended, disengage
the power take-off (PTO), lower the attachment, set
the parking brake, stop the engine, and remove the
key.
7. When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting make certain
the collector/impeller and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep
the wire away from the plug to prevent accidental
starting. Do not run the engine indoors except for
starting the engine or for transporting the snowthrower in or out of the building. Open the outside doors;
exhaust fumes are dangerous.
8. Exercise extreme caution when operating on slopes.
Do not attempt to clear steep slopes.
9. Never operate the snowthrower without proper
guards plates, or other safety protective devices in
place and working.
10. Never direct the discharge toward people or areas
where property damage can occur. Keep children
and others away.
11. Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting
to clear snow at too fast a rate.
12. Never operate the machine at high transport speeds
on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care
when operating in reverse.
13. Disengage power to the collector/impeller when
snowthrower is transported or not in use.
14. Use only attachments and accessories approved by
the manufacturer of the snowthrower (such as wheel
weights, counterweights, or cabs).
15. Never operate the snowthrower without good visibility
or light. Always be sure of your footing, and keep a
firm hold on the handles. Walk, never run.
16. Never touch a hot engine or muffler.
17. Never operate the snowthrower near glass enclosures, automobiles, window wells, drop-offs, and the
like without proper adjustment of the discharge angle.
18. Never direct discharge at bystanders or allow anyone
in front of the unit.
19. Never leave a running unit unattended. Always disengage the auger and traction controls, stop engine,
and remove keys.
PREPARATION
1. Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is
to be used and remove all doormats, sleds, boards,
wires, and other foreign objects.
2. Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before
starting engine (motor).
3. Do not operate the equipment without wearing adequate winter outer garments. Avoid loose fitting clothing that can get caught in moving parts. Wear
footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces.
4. Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable.
(a) Use an approved fuel container.
(b) Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine.
(c) Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never fill
fuel tank indoors. Replace fuel cap securely and
wipe up spilled fuel.
(d) Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground, away from your vehicle, before
filling.
(e) When practical, remove gas-powered equipment
from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If
this is not possible, then refuel such on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
(f) Keep nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank
or container opening at all times, until refueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
(g) Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe up spilled
fuel.
(h) If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
5. Adjust the collector housing height to clear gravel or
crushed rock surfaces.
6. Never attempt to make any adjustments while the
engine (motor) is running (except when specifically
recommended by the manufacturer).
7. Let engine (motor) and machine adjust to outdoor
temperatures before starting to clear snow.
8. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during
operation or while performing an adjustment or repair
to protect eye from foreign objects that may be
thrown from the machine.
TP-600-4159-00-UV-SMAN
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Safety Rules
8. Always follow the engine manual instructions for storage preparations before storing the unit for both short
and long term periods.
9. Always follow the engine manual instructions for
proper start-up procedures when returning the unit to
service.
10. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as
necessary.
11. Keep nuts and bolts tight and keep equipment in
good condition.
12. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly and make necessary repairs if
they are not functioning properly.
13. Components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration. Frequently check components and replace
with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when necessary.
14. Check control operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
15. Use only factory authorized replacement parts when
making repairs.
16. Always comply with factory specifications on all settings and adjustments.
17. Only authorized service locations should be utilized
for major service and repair requirements.
18. Never attempt to make major repairs on this unit
unless you have been properly trained. Improper service procedures can result in hazardous operation,
equipment damage and voiding of manufacturer’s
warranty.
19. Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is
in safe working condition.
20. Do not operate the unit while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
21. Keep in mind the operator is responsible for accidents occurring to other people or property.
22. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and
above, are involved in a large percentage of power
equipment-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the unit safely enough
to protect themselves and others from injury.
23. DO NOT wear long scarves or loose clothing that
could become entangled in moving parts.
24. Snow can hide obstacles. Make sure to remove all
obstacles from the area to be cleared.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
unit and the operating activity. Never assume that children
will remain where you last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
2. Be alert and turn unit off if children enter the area.
3. Never allow children to operate the unit.
4. Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
vision.
CLEARING A CLOGGED DISCHARGE
CHUTE
Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge chute is the most common cause of injury associated with snowthrowers. Never use your hand to clean
out the discharge chute.
To clear the chute:
1. SHUT OFF THE ENGINE.
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the impeller blades have
stopped rotating.
3. Always use a clean out tool, not your hands.
EMISSIONS
1. Engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals
known, in certain quantities, to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
2. If available, look for the relevant Emissions Durability
Period and Air Index information on the engine emissions label.
SERVICE, MAINTENANCE, AND STORAGE
1. Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is
in safe working condition.
2. Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank
inside a building where ignition sources are present
such as hot water and spacer heaters, or clothes dryers. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
3. Always refer to the operator’s manual for important
details if the snowthrower is to be stored for an
extended period.
4. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as
necessary.
5. Run the machine a few minutes after throwing snow
to prevent freeze-up of the collector/impeller.
6. If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine but
move the machine away from the area of spillage and
avoid creating any source of ignition until fuel vapors
have dissipated.
7. Always observe safe refueling and fuel handling practices when refueling the unit after transportation or
storage.
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Safety Decals
SAFETY DECALS
All DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and instructional
messages on your unit should be carefully read and
obeyed. Personal bodily injury can result when these
instructions are not followed. The information is for your
safety and it is important! The safety decals below are on
your unit.
This unit has been designed and manufactured to provide you with the safety and reliability you would expect
from an industry leader in outdoor power equipment
manufacturing.
Although reading this manual and the safety instructions
it contains will provide you with the necessary basic
knowledge to operate this equipment safely and effectively, we have placed several safety labels on the unit to
remind you of this important information while you are
operating your unit.
If any of these decals are lost or damaged, replace them
at once. See your local dealer for replacements.
These labels are easily applied and will act as a constant
visual reminder to you, and others who may use the
equipment, to follow the safety instructions necessary for
safe, effective operation.
Part No. 1716532
Auger Danger Decal
Part No. 1722674
Discharge Chute Danger Decal
Part No. 1716531
Main Operation Warning Decal
WHEN OPERATING
WITH SNOWTHROWER,
REAR WHEEL WEIGHTS
ARE REQUIRED.
CAUTION
Part No. 1716540
Rear Wheel Weights Required
Part No. 1716536
Spring Under Tension
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1716540
Safety Information
Required Accessories
It is required that tire chains and two rear wheel weights or Quick Tach Weights are used.
Never operate on slopes greater than 17.6% (10°).
Recommended Accessories
A rear-mounted weight box can also be added for additional traction. The maximum weight added to the tractor
should not exceed 35 lbs. per wheel, plus 100 additional pounds in the rear weight box.
For operation on slopes greater than 15% (8.5°), Quick Tach Weights, tire chains, and wheel weights are recommended. Never operate on slopes greater than 17.6% (10°).
Required Accessories
A Lift Lever Kit is required for some of the models covered by this manual, and must be installed as part of hitch
installation.
DANGER
Do not clean out discharge chute with hands.
Contact with moving parts inside chute will
cause serious injury. Use a clean out tool. Use
the following procedure to remove objects or
clear the chute:
1. Stop the engine. Remove the key
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the auger/impeller
blades have stopped rotating.
3. Always use a clean-out tool. DO NOT use your
hands.
TRACTOR CONTROLS
Before you begin operating the tractor and attachment,
make certain you have:
• Read and understood the instructions in the
tractor Operator’s Manual.
• Become thoroughly familiar with all of the tractor controls and their operation, including how
to safely and properly start and stop the unit.
• Practice driving in an open area, without the
attachment, to become accustomed to the unit.
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Features &
Controls
C
CONTROL FUNCTIONS
D
B
The information below briefly describes the
function of individual controls. Operating the
tractor and attachment requires the combined
use of these controls and additional controls
whose operation is described in the tractor
Operator’s Manual.
A
E
F
Please take a moment
and familiarize yourself
with the name, location, and function of
these controls so that
you will better understand the safety and
operating instructions
provided in this manual.
Figure 1. Control Locations
A. Spout Rotator Switch
B. PTO Switch
C. Hydraulic Lift
D. Manual Lift
E. Deflector Control
F. Throttle Control
A. Electric Spout Rotator Switch
E. Deflector Control
Controls the electric spout rotator.
The deflector control changes the angle of the
snowthrower discharge deflector. Twist the handle to
unlock it, and pull/push it to change the angle.
B. PTO Switch
Engages and disengages the PTO to start and stop the
snowthrower.
F. Throttle Control
C. Hydraulic Attachment Lift Lever
Always operate at FULL throttle.
NOTE: The hydraulic lift will only work with the engine
running and the parking brake disengaged.
The attachment lift lever raises and lowers the attachment. To RAISE the attachment, pull the lever back. To
LOWER the attachment, move the lever forward.
D. Manual Attachment Lift Lever
The attachment lift lever raises and lowers the attachment. To RAISE an attachment, depress the release
button on top of the lever and pull back. To LOWER an
attachment, depress the release button and move the
lever forward. When lowering the attachment, be sure to
push the lever fully forward into the locked position.
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General Operating
Instructions
WARNING
WARNING
Perform the Safety System Interlock test found in
your tractor Operator’s Manual. If tractor does not
pass the test, do not operate the tractor. See your
authorized dealer. Under no circumstances
should you attempt to defeat the safety system.
If auger does not start and stop when
engaging/disengaging electric clutch, see your
authorized dealer. Under no circumstances
should you attempt to defeat the safety system.
Use caution when clearing a snow covered area.
Snow can cover objects such as curbs, drop-offs,
and other obstacles. Be familiar with the area you
are clearing.
Checks Before Starting
IMPORTANT NOTE: Refer to Tractor Operator’s Manual
for important information concerning safely storing your
tractor.
To prevent an explosion or fire, never store the
tractor with fuel in the tank inside a building
where an ignition source is present.
1. Refer to the Maintenance & Adjustments sections of
this manual and perform any needed service. Also,
refer to the tractor Operator’s Manual and perform
any required service.
IMPORTANT NOTE
2. Remove any objects from the work area which might
be caught in, or thrown by, the auger.
Always raise the snowthrower before turning
or backing up to prevent damage to the unit.
3. Before starting the engine, clear the auger of any ice
particles which may cause damage to auger.
DANGER
4. Adjust the deflector and skid shoes to desired height.
See Skid Shoe Adjustment and Deflector Adjustment.
OPERATING ON SLOPES CAN BE DANGEROUS
5. Make sure all hardware is present and secure.
Never operate on slopes greater than 17.6% (10°)
which is a rise of 3-1/2 feet (106cm) vertically in
10 feet (607cm) horizontally.
Engine & Ground Speed Selection
Always run the engine at full throttle.
Operate the unit at a slow ground speed when
driving onto slope. Avoid using brakes to control
ground speed.
Normally, a slow ground speed is best for throwing snow.
The deeper or heavier the snow, the slower the recommended ground speed.
When operating on slopes that are greater than
15 % (8.5°) but less than 17.6%, use additional
wheel weights or counterweights.
Starting & Stopping
1. Start the tractor engine. Set engine throttle at 1/2
speed.
In addition to counterweights, use extra caution
when operating on slopes. Drive UP and DOWN
the slope, never across the face, use caution
when changing directions and DO NOT START
OR STOP ON SLOPE.
2. Lower the snowthrower.
3. Engage the electric clutch switch. Snowthrower auger
should rotate. Disengage the electric clutch switch.
Snowthrower auger should stop.
For additional traction, tire chains and a weight
box can be added. Maximum weight added to
tractor should not exceed 35 lbs. per wheel and
100 additional lbs. in weight box.
4. Adjust the throttle to full speed. Select the proper
ground speed.
5. To stop tractor movement, depress the clutch/brake
pedal. To stop the snowthrower, disengage the electric clutch. Before leaving the seat, disengage the
electric clutch, set the parking brake, stop the engine,
remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop.
Transporting
1. Disengage the electric clutch and then raise the
snowthrower.
2. Adjust ground speed according to surface conditions.
3. Select a low ground speed when transporting on a
slippery surface.
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General Operating Instructions
Snow Removal Suggestions
• Determine the best snow removal pattern before
beginning.
• Wind direction is an important factor to consider.
Rotate the spout to discharge snow downwind.
• Plan the pattern so that you avoid throwing snow on
cleared areas and on yourself as you are operating.
• When land contour permits, it is best to travel in the
longest direction to minimize turning.
• In very deep or heavy snow, it may be necessary to
make the first pass with snowthrower partially raised,
backing up every few feet and lowering the
snowthrower to clear the snow left on the surface.
Also, it may be necessary to slice off less than the full
width of the auger or reduce ground speed.
• If snow stops flowing freely from the spout, back
away until the snowthrower clears itself.
DANGER
If the auger stalls or the chute plugs, DISENGAGE
THE ELECTRIC CLUTCH, STOP THE ENGINE AND
REMOVE THE KEY. SET THE PARKING BRAKE.
WAIT FOR MOVING PARTS TO STOP. Remove the
foreign object or clear the spout with a piece of
wood before restarting the engine. Never place
hands into auger housing or spout to clear
jammed object. Auger may rotate when object is
removed.
Daily Storage
1. Run the snowthrower a few minutes after blowing
snow to prevent freeze-up of auger.
2. Allow tractor engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
Off-Season Storage
1. Remove snowthrower from the tractor.
2. Use water pressure or a brush to thoroughly clean
the housing.
3. Paint, or lightly coat with oil, any area where paint
has been worn or chipped away.
4. Lubricate the snowthrower.
5. Store the snowthrower and hitch in a dry place.
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Maintenance
WARNING
General Lubrication
Lubricate the snowthrower as shown in Figure 2. Where
an oil can is shown use 30 weight oil. Where a grease
gun is shown, use lithium grease.
To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance on
the unit only when the engine is stopped, parking
brake is set and all moving parts have stopped.
Always remove the ignition key before beginning
maintenance or adjustments to prevent accidental
starting of the engine.
Lubricate Discharge Chute
Lubricate the ring gear at the base of the discharge
chute with lithium grease. Lubricate the deflector hinge,
extension linkage, and cable with oil (see Figure 2).
Schedule For Normal Care
Care Required
Schedule
Clean snow and ice from
snowthrower.
Lubricate snowthrower.
After each use.
Inspect, adjust and
lubricate drive chain.
Every 10 hours or at
least once a year.
Once a year or more
often under frequent
use.
Figure 2. Lubrication Points
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Maintenance
Inspect, Adjust, & Lubricate Drive Chain
See Figure 3.
D
F
G
1. Remove the two flange nuts (A) and chain guard (B).
G
H
2. Check the chain. Replace chain if worn or damaged.
3. There should be no slack in the chain, and the
sprockets (D and E) should be aligned. The drive
shaft (H) should be parallel with the auger housing. If
adjustment is required proceed with steps 4 - 7.
E
C
4. Loosen the adjustment nuts (F).
5. Pull rearward on the drive shaft (H) until all slack is
removed from chain. With drive shaft housing parallel
with auger housing, and sprockets aligned, retighten
the adjustment nuts (F). Torque to 40-50 ft. lbs.
6. Spread a coat of grease on the chain, working the
grease into the links.
B
7. Reinstall the chain guard (B) and two nuts (A).
A
Figure 3. Drive Chain Lubrication & Adjustment
A. Flange Nuts
F. Adjustment Nuts
B. Chain Guard
G. Nuts
C. Spacers
H. Drive Shaft
D. Auger Sprocket
E. Drive Sprocket
Lubricate Auger Bearings
See Figure 4.
Lubricate the grease fittings on both sides of the auger.
Figure 4. Auger Bearing Lubrication
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Troubleshooting,
Adjustments, & Service
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING
While normal care and regular maintenance will extend
the life of your equipment, prolonged or constant use
may eventually require that service be performed to
allow it to continue operating properly.
To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance on
the tractor or mower only when the engine is
stopped and the parking brake engaged.
Always remove the ignition key, disconnect the
spark plug wire and fasten it away from the plug
before beginning the maintenance, to prevent
accidental starting of the engine.
The troubleshooting guide below lists the most common
problems, their causes and remedies.
See the information on the following pages for instructions on how to perform most of these minor adjustments
and service repairs yourself. If you prefer, all of these
procedures can be performed for you by your local
authorized dealer.
PROBLEM
CAUSE/SOLUTION
1 Snowthrower auger does not rotate.
A. Electric clutch not engaged. Engage electric clutch.
B. Foreign material is blocking auger. STOP engine. Remove
key. Unplug auger with piece of wood. Read WARNING on
page 5.
C. Drive chain broken. Replace parts as required.
2 Auger does not stop when
electric clutch is disengaged.
A. Electric clutch brake not operating properly. See your dealer.
3 Auger rotates, but snow
is not thrown far enough.
A. Engine RPM too slow. Set throttle to FULL.
B. Ground speed too fast. Use slow ground speed.
C. Snowthrower discharge chute clogged. STOP engine. Remove
key. Unplug discharge chute.
4 Scraper bar does not clean
down to hard surface.
A. Skid shoes not properly adjusted. Adjust skid shoes.
B. Lift height out of adjustment. See ADJUSTMENTS section.
5 Snowthrower picks up and
throws stones on gravel drive.
A. Skid shoes not properly adjusted for ground surface.
Adjust skid shoes.
B. Too much downward pressure on snowthrower. Raise
snowthrower slightly.
C. Downward pressure out of adjustment.
See ADJUSTMENT section.
6 Tractor does not have sufficient traction.
A. Tractor too light at rear wheels.
Use Quick Tach weights, wheel weights, and tire chains.
7 Tractor not stable on sloping surfaces.
A. Ground speed too fast. Reduce speed.
B. Tractor not properly weighted.
See Recommended Accessories, page 1.
C. Slope grade too steep. See Safety Section.
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Troubleshooting, Adjustments, & Service
Drive Chain Adjustment
See Inspect, Adjust & Lubricate Drive Chain in the MAINTENANCE Section.
Skid Shoe Adjustment
Loosen Nuts to
Adjust
On smooth surfaces such as concrete or asphalt, the
scraper bar should scrape the surface. On surfaces
such as gravel, the scraper bar should be set high
enough so that it will not pick up debris.
Figure 5. Adjusting Skid Shoes
1. Loosen the nuts securing the skid shoes (see
Figure 5).
2. Raise or lower the scraper bar to the desired height.
Use wood blocks to hold the snowthrower in position.
3. Set the skid shoes so that they are in contact with the
ground and tighten the skid shoe nuts.
B
Electric Chute Rotator Gear
1. Remove the plastic cover (B, FIgure 6) and loosen
the three taptite screws (A) securing the electric
spout rotator motor.
A
2. Adjust the motor so that it meshes with the discharge
chute ring gear and tighten the adjustment screws
(A).
A
Figure 6. Discharge Chute Motor Gear Adjustment
A. Adjustment Screws
B. Plastic Cover
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Troubleshooting, Adjustments, & Service
Lift Rod Adjustment
C
In the fully raised position the attachment should be 4”-5”
off the ground. In the fully lowered position, the lift rod
should compress the spring creating downward pressure
on the blade.
B
A
NOTE: Always adjust the lift height before and after
adjusting the downward pressure.
LIFT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
1. Fully raise the attachment lift. The snowthrower
should be approximately 4”-5” off the ground. If not,
go to step 2.
2. Lower the snowthrower and adjust the front set collar
(A, Figure 7) to achieve the correct lift height.
DOWNWARD PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
1. Place the lift in the fully raised position.
2. Release the rear set collar (C, Figure 7).
3. Slide the set collar (C) forward until it is slightly compressing the spring. Tighten the set collar screw. Do
not over-compress the lift rod spring.
Figure 7. Adjusting Lift Rod
A. Front Set Collar
B. Spring
C. Rear Set Collar
IMPORTANT NOTE
DO NOT OVER-COMPRESS THE SPRING.
In addition to providing downward pressure,
the spring is an elastic medium that absorbs
shocks caused by bumps and cracks in
ground surfaces. Over-compressing the
spring defeats this and may cause damage
to the unit.
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Troubleshooting, Adjustments, & Service
Belt Tension Adjustment
See Figure 8.
1. With the snowthrower drive belt installed, trunnion
(A) should be between marks (G) on spring tension
bracket (B) for correct belt tension.
2. Turn belt tension handle (C) to move trunnion forward or rearward until it is between marks.
3. If trunnion cannot be placed between marks, loosen
capscrew (D) and reposition idler pulley (E) as necessary. The pivot bracket (F) should be perpendicular to the hitch. Retighten capscrew (D) and repeat
step 2.
B
C
A
A
G
G
E
D
F
Figure 8. Adjusting Belt Tension
A. Trunnion
E. Idler Pulley
B. Spring Tension Bracket
F. Pivot Bracket
C. Handle
G. Tension Marks
D. Capscrew
Belt Replacement
E
1. Loosen the drive belt by turning the handle (C, Figure
8).
C
B
2. Remove the belt from the pulley (D, Figure 9) inside
the snowthrower and remove the snowthrower from
the tractor.
3. Loosen the lockwashers and nuts securing two belt
stops on idler pulleys (A and E, Figure 4).
A
4. Install new belt as shown.
5. Retighten belt stops and adjust the belt tension.
D
Figure 9. Belt Routing
A. V-Pulley
B. Idler Pulley
C. Electric Clutch Pulley (V-pulley)
D. Snowthrower Pulley (V-pulley)
E. Idler Pulley
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Initial Setup
& Assembly
10
9
11
4
8
7
12
6
5
3
28
13
16
2
14
15
1
27
26
25
17
18
24
19
23
20
21
22
Ref Qty
1
1
2
2
3
2
4
1
5
1
6
2
7
2
8
2
9
1
10
1
11
2
12
1
13
1
14
1
Description
SNOWTHROWER
GUIDE, Chute, Hold-Down
SCREW, Plastite
DISCHARGE CHUTE ASSY.
MOUNTING BRACKET
WASHER, Large
LOCKWASHER, 1/4”
NUT, 1/4-20
PIN
HAIR PIN CLIP
CAPSCREW, 1/4-20 x 7/8
SWITCH
WIRE HARNESS, Switch
WIRE HARNESS, Trailer Plug
Ref Qty
15
1
16
1
17
2
18
2
19
1
20
1
21
1
22
1
23
1
24
1
25
1
26
1
27
1
28
1
Figure 10. Initial Setup
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Description
SPRING, Extension
BRACKET, Spring
HAIR PIN CLIP
PIN, Clevis
NUT, 5/16-18
LOCKWASHER, 5/16
SUPPORT
CAPSCREW, 5/16-18 x 1
CAPSCREW, 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
ASSIST LEVER
SPACER
LOCKWASHER, 3/8
NUT, 3/8
RING GEAR, Reinforcement
Initial Setup & Assembly
B
A
A
D
A
Figure 12. Discharge Chute Motor Adjustment
A. Adjustment Screws
B. Plastic Cover
B
C
Figure 11. Assemble Discharge Chute
A. Plastite Screw
B. Hold-Down
C. Chute Ring
D. reinforcement Ring Gear
A
E
INITIAL SETUP & ASSEMBLY
B
F
C
NOTE: Some of the following setup procedures may
already be completed.
Install Hitch
Install the sub-frame hitch. Refer to sub-frame hitch
installation instructions. See also “Lift Variations...
on page 22 of this manual. Position the snowthrower in
front of the tractor.
D
Figure 13. Skid Shoe Installation
A. Carriage Bolt, 3/8-16 x 3/4”
B. Snowthrower Housing
C. Skid Shoe
D. Washer
E. Lockwasher
F. Hex Nut
Assemble Discharge Chute
1. Locate the hold downs (B, Figure 11), reinforcement
ring gear (D), and plastite screws (A).
2. Lubricate the base of the discharge chute and ring
gear with automotive lithium grease.
3. Remove the plastic cover (B, Figure 12) and loosen
the three taptite screws (A) securing the electric
spout rotator motor.
4. Install the discharge chute and reinforcement ring
gear (D), and secure to the chute ring (C, Figure 11)
using the three hold downs (B) and plastite screws
(A).
5. Adjust the motor so that it meshes with the discharge
chute ring gear and tighten the adjustment screws (A,
16
Figure 12).
Install Skid Shoes
1. Install the skid shoes using 3/8-16 x 3/4” carriage
bolts, washers, lockwashers, and nuts as shown in
Figure 13.
2. Adjust the skid shoes. See Adjustments section.
Initial Setup & Assembly
G
G
F
E
H
F
H
D
A
C
B
C
D
A
E
B
Figure 14. Deflector Control Cable Support Arm
A. Support Arm
B. 5/16-18 x 1 Capscrew
C. Lockwasher & Nut
D. 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Capscrew
E. Assist Lever
F. Spacer
G. Lockwasher & Nut
H. Large Washer
Figure 15. Install Power Port & Switch
A. Rotator Motor Harness
B. Trailer Plug
C. Switch Harness Lower Plug
D. Plug Hole (Frame)
E. Tractor Harness Leads
F. Switch Harness Upper Plug
G. Switch
H. Power Leads
Attach Deflector Control Cable Support Arm
& Assist Lever
Install Chute Rotator Switch and Harness
1. Remove the plug from the switch mounting hole in
the right side of the dashboard.
1. Assemble the deflector control cable support arm (A,
Figure 14) to the left side of the snowthrower using
one 5/16-18 x 1” capscrew (B), lockwasher, and nut
(C) using the holes shown.
2. Route the switch harness (C, F, Figure 15) through
the frame and dashboard as shown.
3. Install the switch (G) in the dashboard and connect
the upper end of the switch harness (F) to it.
2. If not already done, install the lift assist lever (E)
using a 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 capscrew (E), large washer
(H), spacer (F), lockwasher & nut (G).
4. Connect the red/yellow power lead (H) to the red/yellow tractor harness lead (E). Connect the black
power lead to the black tractor harness lead.
5. Mount the trailer plug socket (B) in the frame at location (D). Connect the trailer plug lead (B) to the lower
switch harness connector (C).
6. Do not connect the snowthrower wire harness (A) at
this time.
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Initial Setup & Assembly
Mount Remote Deflector Control
1. Using the template included in the back of this manual, drill two 9/32” holes in the dashboard to mount the
remote chute control. See MOUNTING REMOTE
DEFLECTOR CONTROL on page 22.
2. Mount the mounting bracket (E, Figure 16) to the
dashboard. Secure with two 1/4-20 x 7/8 capscrews
(A), lockwashers (C), and large flat washers (B).
E
D
A
C
B
Figure 16. Mount Control Bracket - Current Models
A. 1/4-20 x 7/8 Capscrews
D. 1/4-20 Nuts
B. 1/4 x 1-1/4 Flatwashers
E. Mounting Bracket
C. 1/4 Lockwashers
3. Install the remote deflector control handle (B, Figure
17) in the mounting bracket (C) and secure with a
clevis pin (A) and hair pin clip (D).
A
B
C
D
Figure 17. Install Remote Deflector Control
A. Clevis Pin
B. Deflector Control Handle
C. Mounting Bracket
D. Hair Pin Clip
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Initial Setup & Assembly
Install Snowthrower
CONNECT TO HITCH
1. Position the snowthrower in front of the hitch. Insert
the hitch pin (A, Figure 18) through the snowthrower
and hitch on both sides of the snowthrower. Secure
with a hair pin clip (B). Use the back set of hitch
holes (see inset).
B
A
Figure 18. Install Snowthrower
A. Hitch Pin
B. Hair Pin Clip
INSTALL LIFT ROD
B
2. Attach the front of the lift rod assembly (A, Figure 19)
to the lift arm (C). Secure with a hair pin clip (B).
A
Figure 19. Lift Rod - Front
A. Lift Rod Assembly
B. Hair Pin Clip
C. Lift Arm
3. Connect the rear of the lift rod assembly (A, Figure
20) to the tractor lift arm extension (C). Secure with a
hair pin clip (B).
A
C
B
Figure 20. Lift Rod - Front
A. Lift Rod Assembly
B. Hair Pin Clip
C. Lift Arm
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C
Initial Setup & Assembly
INSTALL ASSIST SPRING
4. Lift the snowthrower up fully and support with wood
blocks.
5. Assemble the lift assist spring (B, Figure 21) and
spring bracket (C). Install the spring assist bracket
(C) in the front bumper. Be sure the spring notch is
in the lower position.
6. Rotate the assist spring lever (A) backwards. Hook
the spring (A) on the lever (C) and rotate the lever
forwards.
C
B
CAUTION
A
Spring under tension. Keep clear of pinch points.
Figure 21. Lift Assist Spring
A. Assist Spring Lever
C. Spring Bracket
B. Assist Spring
7. Lower the snowthrower.
NOTE: If necessary, perform the lift rod adjustments
found in the Troubleshooting, Adjustments, & Repair
section.
CONNECT ELECTRICAL HARNESS
B
8. Route the wire harness through the bottom opening
in the grille and along the frame rail to the accessory
plug (B, Figure 22). Connect the chute rotator harness plug (A, Figure 22) to the tractor plug (B). Make
certain it will not be caught in the front axle pivot.
Secure with the wire clips provided.
A
A
Figure 22. Rotator Motor Electrical Connection
A. Rotator Motor Harness & Plug
B. Tractor Plug
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Initial Setup & Assembly
INSTALL DRIVE BELT
B
8. Route the drive belt as shown in Figure 23. Note
that the back of the belt rides in the back-side idlers
(B).
C
B
9. With the snowthrower drive belt installed, the trunnion (A, Figure 24) should be between the marks (G)
on spring tension bracket (B) for correct belt tension.
Turn belt tension handle (C) to move trunnion forward or rearward until between marks.
A
D
If trunnion cannot be placed between marks, loosen
capscrew (D) and reposition idler pulley (E) as necessary. The pivot bracket (F) should be perpendicular to snowthrower hitch.
Figure 23. Belt Routing
A. Snowthrower Pulley (V-pulley)
B. Back-side Idler Pulley
C. Electric Clutch Pulley (V-pulley)
D. Idler Pulley (V-pulley)
B
A
C
G
A
G
E
D
Figure 24. Adjusting Belt Tension
A. Trunnion
E. Idler Pulley
B. Spring Tension Bracket
F. Pivot Bracket
C. Handle
G. Tension Marks
D. Capscrew
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F
Removal &
Normal Installation
A
B
C
F
E
D
Figure 25. Dozer Removal
A. Rotator Motor Plug
C. Hair Pin Clip
B. Lift Rod
D. Hitch Pin & Clip
E. Spring Bracket
F. Clevis Pin & Clip
Removal
5. Disconnect the rotator motor plug (A).
1. Fully raise and support the snowthrower with wood
blocks.
6. Disconnect the rear of the lift rod (B) from the lift arm
extension. Remove the hair pin clip (C) from the front
of the lift rod. Remove the lift rod. Remove the lift
arm extension from the tractor (see Hitch Installation
Instructions).
2. Release the lift assist spring. Remove the spring and
spring bracket (E, Figure 25) from the tractor.
3. Lower the snowthrower.
4. Remove the clevis pin and clip (F) from the remote
deflector control and disconnect the control from the
mounting bracket.
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Removing & Installing the Snowthrower
7. Use the trunnion handle (C, Figure 26) to relieve belt
tension. Remove the belt from the snowthrower drive
pulley (D, Figure 27).
8. Remove the hitch pin and clip (D, Figure 25) from the
snowthrower and remove the snowthrower. Reinstall
all pins and clips to prevent loss.
Normal Installation
1. Install the sub-frame hitch (see hitch installation
instructions).
B
C
A
G
2. Place the snowthrower in front of the tractor and
secure to the hitch using the hitch pin and clip (D,
Figure 25).
A
G
E
3. Route the drive belt as shown in Figure 27. Note that
the back of the belt rides in the back-side idler (B).
4. With the snowthrower drive belt installed, trunnion (A,
Figure 26) should be between the marks (G) on
spring tension bracket (B) for correct belt tension.
Turn belt tension handle (C) to move trunnion forward
or rearward until between marks.
D
5. Connect the rear of the lift rod (B, Figure 25) to the lift
arm extension. Use a hair pin clip (C) to secure the
front of the lift rod to the snowthrower.
F
Figure 26. Adjusting Belt Tension
A. Trunnion
E. Idler Pulley
B. Spring Tension Bracket
F. Pivot Bracket
C. Handle
G. Tension Marks
D. Capscrew
6. Connect the rotator motor plug (A). Route the harness through the bottom grille grate and along the
frame rail as shown.
7. Install the remote chute deflector control to the
mounting plate and secure with a clevis pin and clip
(F).
8. Fully raise and support the snowthrower with wood
blocks. Install the lift assist spring and bracket (E).
B
B
C
CAUTION
Spring under tension. Keep clear of pinch points.
A
D
Figure 27. Belt Routing
A. Snowthrower Pulley (V-pulley)
B. Back-side Idler Pulley
C. Electric Clutch Pulley (V-pulley)
D. Idler Pulley (V-pulley)
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Tractor Lift Linkage
Snowthrower
& Dozer
Applications
Snowthrower
& Dozer
Applications
E
A
A
B
F
C
D
E
C
B
D
Mower
Applications
Mower
Applications
G
A
A
B
F
G
F
E
Figure 28. Lift Lock Plate - Hydraulic Lift Models
A. Lift Cylinder
B. Flat Head Pin (Original)
C. Flat Head Pin (New)
D. Lock Plate
E. Hair Pin Clips
F. Lift Shaft Assy.
G. Washers
C
D
Figure 29. Lift Link - Manual Lift Models
A. Pin
B. Rear Hole of Lift Bar (Snowthrower Applications)
C. Spacer
D. Hair Pin Clip
E. Upper Hole (Snowthrower Applications)
F. Slot of Lift Link (Mower Applications)
G. Lower Hole (Mower Applications)
LIFT VARIATIONS WHEN USING
ATTACHMENTS
When a front-mounted attachment such as a snowthrower or dozer blade is used with the tractor, the lift mechanism must be locked to provide downward force. When
the mower is reinstalled the downward pressure lock
must be released so that the mower can float.
Hydraulic Lift Models
Manual Lift Models
When using a snowthrower or dozer, the downward
pressure lock plate (D, Figure 28) and an additional pin
(C) is installed. These parts are included with the attachment. Note that the washers (G) are not used with the
lock plate.
NOTE: These instructions apply to Conquest / 1700 /
2700 Series tractors or Broadmoor / 1600 / 2600 Series
tractors equipped with a lift lever kit.
The lift link is installed differently depending on what
attachment is being used. Refer to Figure 29 for link
installation information.
When mowing, the downward pressure lock plate (D) is
removed and replaced with two washers (G). The additional pin (C) is also removed.
Fully lower the hydraulic lift. The lift assembly is spring
loaded so it will need to be held in the down position to
perform of the following procedures.
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Hardware Identification & Torque Specifications
Common Hardware Types
Torque Specification Chart
Hex Head Capscrew
FOR STANDARD MACHINE HARDWARE (Tolerance ± 20%)
Washer
Hardware
Grade
Lockwasher
Carriage Bolt
No
Marks
SAE Grade 2
Hex Nut
Size Of
Hardware
Standard Hardware Sizing
8-32
8-36
10-24
10-32
1/4-20
1/4-28
5/16-18
5/16-24
3/8-16
3/8-24
7/16-14
7/16-20
1/2-13
1/2-20
9/16-12
9/16-18
5/8-11
5/8-18
3/4-10
3/4-16
7/8-9
7/8-14
1-8
1-12
When a washer or nut is identified as 1/2”, this is the
Nominal size, meaning the inside diameter is 1/2 inch; if a
second number is present it represent the threads per inch
When bolt or capscrew is identified as 1/2 - 16 x 2”, this
means the Nominal size, or body diameter is 1/2 inch; the
second number represents the threads per inch (16 in this
example, and the final number is the body length of the
bolt or screw (in this example 2 inches long).
The guides and ruler furnished below are designed to
help you select the appropriate hardware and tools.
0
1/4
Nut, 1/2”
1/2
Inside
Diameter
3/4
1
1/4
1/2
3/4
Screw, 1/2 x 2
2
1/4
Body
Diameter
in/lbs
ft/lbs
19
20
27
31
66
76
11
12
20
23
30
35
50
55
65
75
90
100
160
180
140
155
220
240
Nm.
2.1
2.3
3.1
3.5
7.6
8.6
15.0
16.3
27.2
31.3
40.8
47.6
68.0
74.8
88.4
102.0
122.4
136
217.6
244.8
190.4
210.8
299.2
326.4
SAE Grade 5
in/lbs
ft/lbs
30
31
43
49
8
10
17
19
30
35
50
55
75
90
110
120
150
180
260
300
400
440
580
640
SAE Grade 8
Nm.
in/lbs
ft/lbs
Nm.
3.4
3.5
4.9
5.5
10.9
13.6
23.1
25.8
40.8
47.6
68.0
74.8
102.0
122.4
149.6
163.2
204.0
244.8
353.6
408.0
544.0
598.4
788.8
870.4
41
43
60
68
12
14
25
27
45
50
70
80
110
120
150
170
220
240
386
420
600
660
900
1,000
4.6
4.9
6.8
7.7
16.3
19.0
34.0
34.0
61.2
68.0
95.2
108.8
149.6
163.2
204.0
231.2
299.2
326.4
525.0
571.2
816.0
897.6
1,244.0
1,360.0
NOTES
1. These torque values are to be used for all hardware
excluding: locknuts, self-tapping screws, thread forming
screws, sheet metal screws and socket head setscrews.
2. Recommended seating torque values for locknuts:
a. for prevailing torque locknuts - use 65% of grade 5
torques.
b. for flange whizlock nuts and screws - use 135% of
grade 5 torques.
3. Unless otherwise noted on assembly drawings, all torque
values must meet this specification.
1/2
Body
Length
3/4
3
1/4
1/2
3/4
4
Wrench & Fastener Size Guide
1/4
5/16
3/8
1/4” Bolt or Nut
Wrench—7/16”
5/16” Bolt or Nut
Wrench—1/2”
3/8” Bolt or Nut
Wrench—9/16”
25
7/16
DIA.
7/16” Bolt or Nut
Wrench (Bolt)—5/8”
Wrench (Nut)—11/16”
1/2
DIA.
1/2” Bolt or Nut
Wrench—3/4”
Mounting Remote Deflector Control
Line Template Up
with Edge of
Plastic
Dashboard
Mark and Drill One
9/32” Hole
Mount Bracket and
align with Line
Mark and Drill One
9/32” Hole
Figure 28. Template Location
MOUNTING REMOTE DEFLECTOR
CONTROL
NOTE: Read through instructions before beginning.
1. Open the hood.
2. Cut out the template and place it on the lower left corner of the dashboard as shown above.
E
3. Mark and drill one 9/32” hole using the template to
locate the holes.
4. Mount the remote deflector mounting bracket (E,
Figure 29) control to the dashboard using upper hole.
5. Align center of lower hole to dashed line on template
and mark. Remove the remote deflector mounting
bracket (E). Drill one 9/32” hole using the marked
location.
D
A
C
6. Mount the remote deflector mounting bracket (E) control to the dashboard. Secure using two 1/4-20 x 7/8”
capscrews (A) through the bracket (E) and dashboard.
B
Figure 29. Mount Control Bracket - Current Models
A. 1/4-20 x 7/8 Capscrews
D. 1/4-20 Nuts
B. 1/4 x 1-1/4 Flatwashers
E. Mounting Bracket
C. 1/4 Lockwashers
7. Secure with 1/4 x 1-1/4 flatwashers (B), lockwashers
(C), and nuts (D) on the BACKSIDE of the dashboard.
DO NOT OVER-TORQUE. Over-torquing may
crack the dashboard.
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Template
Line Template Up
with Top Crease
of Plastic
Dashboard
Mark and Drill One
9/32” Hole
Line Template Up
with Edge of
Plastic
Dashboard
27
Template
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