Ransomes 36 HYDRO Z-CONTROL MID-16HP KAW REAR DISCHARGESELF PROPELLED WALK BEHIND MOWER Operator`s manual

4165607-GB Rev. A
®
Operator's Manual
36 HYDRO Z-CONTROL MID-16HP KAW SIDE DISCHARGE
SELF PROPELLED WALK BEHIND MOWER
Product code: 933308
36 HYDRO Z-CONTROL MID-16HP KAW REAR DISCHARGE
SELF PROPELLED WALK BEHIND MOWER
Product code: 933309
(Parts Manual: 4165606)
GB
United
Kingdom
RJL 100 / February 2012
CALIFORNIA
WARNING
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.
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Californie Proposition 65 Avertissement
Les échappements des moteurs diesel et
certains de leurs composés sont reconnus par l’Etat de Californie pour être
cancérigènes, provoquer des défauts congénitaux et d’autres dangers en matière de
reproduction.
AVERTISSEMENT
L’émission du moteur de ce matériel
contient des produits chimiques que
l’Etat de Californie considère être
cancérigènes, provoquer des défauts
congénitaux et d’autres dangers en
matière de reproduction.
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El estado de California hace saber
que los gases de escape de los motores diesel y algunos de sus componentes producen cáncer, defectos
de nacimiento y otros daños en el
proceso de reproducción humana.
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de nacimiento y otros daños en el
proceso de reproducción humana.
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.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Thank you for purchasing this Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. product. You have purchased a world class mowing
product, one of the best designed and built anywhere.
This machine comes with an Operation and Safety Manual and a separate Setup, Parts and Maintenance Manual.
The useful life and good service you receive from this machine depends to a large extent on how well you read
and understand these manuals. Treat your machine properly, lubricate and adjust it as instructed, and it will give
you many years of reliable service.
Your safe use of this Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. product is one of our prime design objectives. Many safety
features are built in, but we also rely on your good sense and care to achieve accident-free operation. For best
protection, study the manuals thoroughly. Learn the proper operation of all controls. Observe all safety precautions. Follow all instructions and warnings completely. Do not remove or defeat any safety features. Make sure
those who operate this machine are as well informed and careful in its use as you are.
See a Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. dealer for any service or parts needed. Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. service
ensures that you continue to receive the best results possible from Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. products. You
can trust Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. replacement parts because they are manufactured with the same high
precision and quality as the original parts.
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. designs and builds its equipment to serve many years in a safe and productive manner. For longest life, use this machine only as directed in the manuals, keep it in good repair and follow safety
warnings and instructions. You'll always be glad you did.
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
One Bob Cat Lane
Johnson Creek, WI 53038-0469
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
SAFETY............................................................................................................................................................. 4
LABELS..........................................................................................................................................................5-7
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS........................................................................................................................8-10
CONTROLS............................................................................................................................................... 11, 12
MACHINE OPERATION.............................................................................................................................13-15
HEIGHT OF CUT........................................................................................................................................16-18
BELT REPLACEMENT.................................................................................................................................... 19
ADJUSTMENTS.........................................................................................................................................20-23
SPECIFICATIONS......................................................................................................................................24-27
2006/42/EC These are the Original instructions verified by Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
08-2010
SAFETY
NOTICE !!!
Unauthorized modifications may present extreme
safety hazards to operators and bystanders and
could also result in product damage.
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.
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.
This symbol means:
ATTENTION!
BECOME ALERT!
Your safety and the safety of others is involved.
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 an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, WILL result in death
or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, COULD result in
death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, MAY 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.
MODEL NUMBER: This number appears on sales
literature, technical manuals and price lists.
SERIAL NUMBER: This number appears only on
your mower. It contains the model number followed
consecutively by the serial number. Use this number
when ordering parts or seeking warranty information.
LABELS
Rotating Blades
- Stay clear of blades when engine is running.
- Stop engine and let blades stop before
removing grass collector or unclogging.
Blades Cut
- Amputation Hazard
- Keep hands and feet clear.
- Keep hands away from moving parts
Thrown Objects Hazard
- Keep area clear of people and pets.
- Remove objects blade may strike and throw.
- Stop blades to cross gravel ares.
- Do not operate without chute, mulcher or entire
grass collector in place.
Operation & Safety Manual
- Read and understand Operation & Safety Manual.
- Replace if lost or damaged.
Rotating Parts
- Cut/Crush /Entanglement hazard.
- Keep hands away from moving parts.
- Stop engine before servicing.
- Do not operate with cover removed.
Blade Bolt Installation
- Conical washer must be positioned as shown.
- See Operation & Safety manual for blade
changing instructions.
LABELS
Hydraulic Fluid
- Fill to bottom of filler neck.
- See Operation &
Safety manual for fluid
specifications.
Fuel Valve
- Turn clockwise to close (0).
- Turn counterclockwise to open
(I).
- Close before transporting to
prevent flooding.
2000650
Batteries Produce Explosive Gases
- Keep sparks and flame away.
- Disconnect negative terminal first.
- Reconnect negative terminal last.
High Pressure Fluid
- Leaks can penetrate
skin.
- Seek immediate
attention for oil
penetration injury.
- See Operation &
Safety manual for
procedures to find
leaks and to service
hydraulic system.
Tire Inflation
- Inflate tires to 0.97 kg/cm2
[14lb/in2]
Parking Brake
- Pull lever back to engage.
- Push lever forward to disengage.
Speed Control
- Use adjustment knob
to set maximum
forward speed.
- The further the
stop bar is pushed
forward, the faster
the maximum forward
speed.
- Speed can be
changed while
LABELS
Tire Inflation
- Inflate tires to
1 kg/cm2 [14psi]
Operation & Safety
Manual
- Read and understand Operation &
Safety Manual.
- Replace if lost or
damaged.
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Service /Maintenance
- Stop engine.
- Remove key and
disconnect spark
plug wire.
- Consult Operation
& Safety manual for
procedures.
Slope Hazard
- Do not use on wet or
slippery slopes.
- Mow across slopes.
Thrown Objects
- Keep bystanders a
safe distance away.
- Remove objects on
ground blade may
strike
- Stop blades before
crossing gravel.
Refueling (Flammable
Liquids)
- Do not smoke.
- Stop engine.
- Do not spill fuel.
- Do not overfill.
(Allow 25mm for fuel
expansion)
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Before using machine for the first time, check engine
and hydraulic fluid levels and lubricate all points.
j)
Never operate the equipment in wet grass. Always be
sure of your footing. Keep a firm hold on the handle
and walk, never run.
TRAINING
a) Read the operator’s manual carefully. All rotary grass
cutters are potentially dangerous. No person should
operate the machine unless they are familiar with the
controls and the proper use of the machine.
OPERATION
a) Do not operate the engine in a confined space where
dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can collect.
b) Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the mower. Local regulations may
restrict the age of the operator.
b) Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light.
c) Keep the area of operation clear of all persons,
particularly small children, and pets.
e) With walk behind machines, mow across the slopes,
not up and down.
d) Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible
for accidents or hazards occurring to other people or
their property.
PREPARATION
a) Do not operate the equipment when barefoot or wearing
open sandals. Always wear substantial footwear and
long trousers.
b) Wear hearing appropriate protection.
c) Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to
be used and remove all rocks, toys, wire or other debris
which may be picked up or thrown by the machine.
d) Petrol (gasoline) is highly flammable.
 Store petrol (gasoline) only in a container specifically
designed for gasoline storage in a cool, dry place away
from sparks and open flame.
 When refueling or checking fuel level:
 Stop engine. Allow to cool.
 Refuel outdoors only.
 Do not smoke.
 Use a funnel. Do not overfill. Clean up spills and
move machine away from spills before starting.
 Replace caps tightly on fuel containers & tanks
securely.
e) Replace faulty mufflers.
f) Before using, always visually inspect to see that the
blades, blade bolts and cutter assembly are not worn
or damaged. Replace worn or damaged blades and
bolts.
g) On multi-bladed machines, take care as rotating one
blade can cause other blades to rotate.
h) Disengage the self-propelled mechanism or drive
clutch on units so equipped before starting the engine
(motor).
i)
Never attempt to make adjustments while the engine
(motor) is running.
c) Always be sure of your footing on slopes.
d) Walk, never run.
f)
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on
slopes.
g) Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
h) Use extreme caution when reversing or pulling the
mower towards you. Be sure the area behind is
clear.
i) Stop the blades if the mower has to be tilted for
transportation, when crossing surfaces other than
grass and when transporting the mower to and from
the area to be mowed.
j) Never operate the mower without proper guards,
plates, grass catcher or other safety protective devices
in place.
k) Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine.
l)
Disengage all blades and drive clutches before starting
the engine.
m) Start the engine or switch on the motor carefully
according to instructions and with feet well away from
the blades.
n) Do not start the engine when standing in front of the
discharge chute.
o) Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
p) Never pick up or carry a mower while the engine is
running.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
q) Stop the engine, wait for the blades to come to a
complete stop, and disconnect the spark plug wire:
 before clearing blockages or unclogging chute.
 before checking, cleaning or working on the mower.
 after striking a foreign object. Inspect the mower for
damage and have repairs made before restarting and
operating the mower.
 if mower starts to vibrate abnormally, shut off machine
immeadiately. Vibration is generally a warning of
trouble. Inspect the mower for damage and have
repairs made as needed before restarting.
r) Stop the engine (motor):
 whenever you leave the mower.
 before refuelling.
s) Shut the engine (motor) off and wait until the blades
come to a complete stop before removing the grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
t) Reduce the throttle setting during engine (motor)
shut down and, if the engine is provided with a
shut-off valve, turn the fuel off at the conclusion of
mowing.
u) Go slow when using a trailing seat.
v) Keep washout ports and other mower-housing
service openings closed when mowing.
x) Do not engage PTO at full throttle. Throttle midway
between idle and highest possible engine speed.
y) Do not start the cutting blades until you are ready
to start mowing.
z) Do not carry passengers.
aa)Do not operate where flying debris may injure people
or damage property. Keep people and pets at a safe
distance.
ab)Do not use if there are any doubts about safety.
ac) Keep labels, guards and shields in place. Replace
operators manual if lost or damaged.
ad) Obey safety instructions. Failure to do so may cause
injury to yourself or others.
ae)Do not defeat interlocks. Check operation daily.
af) Do not allow children, unskilled or untrained persons
to operate machine.
ag)Do not operate machine while under the influence
of drugs, alcohol, and any other condition of
impairment.
ah)Check blade clutch operation. Adjust or have any
problems repaired.
OPERATING ON SLOPES
USE EXTRA CARE WHEN WORKING ON SLOPES.
BEFORE OPERATING ON SLOPES, EVALUATE THE
RISKS INVOLVED.
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With walk behind machines, mow across slopes, not up
and down. With ride-on machines, mow up and down
slopes, not across, except for zero turn machines.
Zero turn machines should mow across slopes.
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Be alert to dips and rises which change the general
slope. Watch for holes, rocks and roots in the terrain
and other hidden hazards. Keep away from drop-offs.
Avoid ground conditions which will cause the machine
to slide.
 If the operator is uncomfortable or unsure of the
machines stability, operation on these slopes should
cease immediately.
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The ultimate responsibility for safe operation on slopes,
rests with the operator.
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Use lower speeds and exercise extreme caution on
slopes and especially in sharp turns to prevent tipping
and loss of control. Use extra caution when changing
direction on slopes.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
FUEL
LEAVING THE DRIVING POSITION
Park the machine on level ground. Before leaving the
driving position, stop the engine, make sure all moving
parts are stationary and that the traction control levers are
in the neutral position. Apply parking brake.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
 Disconnect spark plug wire(s) before doing any
maintenance.
 Particular care must be taken when adjusting the
carburetor while the engine is running. Keep hands
and feet clear. Shut off PTO.

When working underneath lifted parts or machines,
make sure adequate support is provided.
WARNING
–
Petrol (gasoline) and diesel
fuels are flammable; gasoline
vapors are explosive. Use
extra care when handling.
–
Store only in containers specifically designed for fuel.
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When refueling or checking fuel level:
- Stop the engine and allow to cool;
- Do not smoke;
- Refuel outdoors only;
- Use a funnel;
- Do not overfill;
- If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine
until the spill is cleaned up and vapors have
cleared.
 Do not dismantle the machine without releasing or
restraining forces which can cause parts to move
suddenly.
Sparks from static electricity can start fires or cause
explosions. Flowing fuel can generate static
electricity. To prevent static electricity sparks:
 Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
–
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 the vehicle.
–
When practical, remove 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
–
Replace caps on fuel cans and tanks securely.
 Check the grass catcher frequently for wear and
deterioration.

Replace parts if worn, damaged, or faulty. For best
results, always replace with parts recommended by
the manufacturer.

Guards should only be removed by a qualified
technician for maintenance or service. Replace guards
when work is complete.
STORAGE

Never store the equipment with gasoline in the tank
inside a building where fumes may reach an open
flame or spark.
 Allow the engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
BLADES
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Mower blades are sharp and
can cut. Use extra caution
when handling. Remove obstructions with care. Wrap the
blade(s) or wear gloves.
WARNING

To reduce the fire hazard, keep the engine, muffler,
battery compartment and gasoline storage area free
of grass, leaves or excessive grease.

If the fuel tank has to be drained, this should be done
outdoors.
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Be aware that rotating one blade on multiblade
mowers can cause other blades to rotate.

Use only replacement parts supplied by the original
manufacturer.
–
Only replace blades. Never straighten or weld them.
–
Keep other persons away from blades.
CONTROLS
PTO SWITCH (B)
- DO NOT START CUTTING BLADES UNTIL
READY TO START MOWING.
- DO NOT ENGAGE PTO AT FULL THROTTLE.
SET ENGINE SPEED MIDWAY BETWEEN HIGH
IDLE AND LOW IDLE FOR ENGAGEMENT.
- Disengage drive to cutting blades whenever you stop or leave the operators position.
- Shut off engine and remove spark plug wire before making adjustments or unplugging mower.
- The drive to the cutters is engaged when the
PTO switch is pulled up toward the operator (ON)
and disengaged by pushing the PTO switch back
down (OFF).
CONTROL LEVERS (A)
The control levers must be in the neutral position
and the blades must be off for the engine to start.
The control levers must be held in for PTO operation.
If the PTO switch is on, and the control levers are
released, the engine will kill.
The neutral detents in the control panel provide a
neutral position when there is no operator input.
To release: pull the control levers inward enough to
clear the detents.
The control levers have six functions:
1. To provide a neutral position to stop the machine
or to start the engine.
2. To engage the drive to wheels: gradually move
the control levers to the speed set by the speed
control and throttle.
3. To stop: release the levers.
4. To steer the unit: to steer the machine to the left,
reduce the drive to the L.H. wheel by pulling back
on the L.H. control lever. To steer to the right,
reduce the drive to the R.H. wheel by pulling back
on the R.H. control lever. Pulling a control lever
back past neutral will cause that wheel to back up.
5. To back up: pull the levers back equally past neutral. This may be done any time
the engine is running, allowing instant forward/
reverse operation and zero turning with one wheel
driving forward and one wheel driving backward.
Releasing the control lever from reverse
automatically returns the machine to neutral.
6. To sense operator presence.
PARKING BRAKE (C)
Pull lever back to engage parking brake. Push lever
forward to disengage parking brake.
THROTTLE CONTROL (D)
By moving the throttle lever forward towards the
engine, the engine speed is increased until the
maximum governed rpm is obtained. By moving the
throttle lever fully back, the engine will Idle down.
An integrated choke is located after high idle.
SPEED ADJUSTMENT KNOB (E)
The speed adjustment knob on the side of the control
panel sets the maximum forward speed. The further
the stop bar (F) is moved forward, the faster the
maximum forward speed. Speed changes can be
made on the go.
KEYSWITCH (H)
Recoil models: Turn to right to allow engine to be
started. Turn key to left to stop engine.
Electric start models: Turn key to right and hold until
machine starts. When machine starts, let go of key
and it will return to run position. Turn key to left to
stop engine.
REVERSE ASSIST BRACKET (J)
Used to steady hands while backing up.
CONTROLS
TRACKING ADJUSTMENT TURNBUCKLE (L)
The tracking adjustment turnbuckle provides tracking
control to correct for any hydraulic circuit or linkage
differences from one side to the other.
To correct tracking:
1. Loosen wingnut X.
2. Rotate the tracking adjustment turnbuckle Y to
the right to make the machine track to the right.
3. Rotate the tracking adjustment turnbuckle Y. to
the left to make the machine track to the left.
4 Tighten wingnut X.
MACHINE OPERATION
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE:
• Disengage cutterdeck drive.
• Traction levers are positively locked in neutral.
• Parking brake is on and speed selector is in neutral.
1. Check the engine oil level and add if necessary. Open the fuel valve under the fuel tank. Set the traction
levers in the neutral position and the PTO Switch to the off position. Shift the speed selector to neutral.
2. For cold starts, set the throttle lever to the full forward position to choke angine.
NOTE: For engines with combination choke/throttle controls, move throttle lever all the way forward to
choke position.
3. Turn the key to operate electric starter to start the engine.
4. As soon as the engine starts, gradually back the choke off from the choke position until the engine will run with no choke at all.
OPERATING THE MACHINE
• Practice at slow engine and speed selector speeds with the blade control disengaged until completely
familiar with the controls.
• For normal cutting the throttle should be set at the full open position. By using the speed control lever
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to speed up or slow down the machine during use, maximum control and cutting efficiency can be
maintained.
Using the machine at less than full throttle in heavy conditions will cause the engine to labor and result in
excessive wear.
For maneuvering where the speed control lever does not give the required speed, partial throttle may be
used.
Steering is controlled by the operation of the traction control levers. To steer the machine to the left,
reduce the drive to the L.H. wheel by pulling up the L.H. traction control lever. To steer to the right, reduce
the drive to the R.H. wheel by pulling up the R.H. traction control lever. Pulling a traction control lever up
past neutral will cause that wheel to back up.
To change speeds, depress the operator present controls then move speed control levers to desired
speed.
FUEL TANK
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PETROL (GASOLINE) IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE!
Fill fuel tank with good quality, clean, regular unleaded petrol (gasoline).
Do not use hi-test fuel.
Do not smoke.
Do not spill fuel.
Fill outdoors.
Do not overfill. Fill to 25 mm below bottom of filler neck to allow room for expansion.
USE A FUNNEL TO FILL FUEL TANK TO AVOID SPILLING.
MACHINE OPERATION
DRIVING THE MACHINE IN TRANSPORT
1. With the PTO switch disengaged, and the operator present controls depressed, move the speed selector
lever to give the required forward speed.
2. Release the traction lever locks and gradually engage both traction control levers together.
NOTE: Engaging only one traction lever will cause the machine to turn to one side. Squeezing one traction
lever past neutral will cause the machine to back up to one side.
CUTTING WITH THE MACHINE
1. 2. 3. 4.
5.
Make sure the discharge chute is in position or a grass collector is correctly fitted before starting to cut.
Depress the operator present controls.
Turn blades on with the PTO switch.
Do not start blades at full throttle. Use engine speed midway between high idle and low idle.
Move the speed selector lever to give the required cutting speed. Release the traction locks and gradually
engage both traction control levers together.
6. Operate so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will be discharged away from
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shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After two or three rounds, mow in the opposite direction, left hand turns,
until finished.
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice, the first cut relatively high, the second cut to the desired height.
Use the left side of the mower for trimming on side discharge decks.
TO STOP THE MACHINE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Pull traction levers up to neutral.
Engage the traction lever locks in neutral position.
Disengage the cutterdeck with PTO switch.
Move speed control to neutral.
Close the throttle to slow the engine, turn engine off with the keyswitch.
NOTE: When the machine is transported by truck or trailer or left to stand unused, the fuel valve (under the
fuel tank) should be turned off. This avoids the possibility of flooding should any dirt get under the carburetor
float needle. Leaving the fuel valve open can allow severe flooding which may ruin the engine by diluting the
oil.
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PREVENT INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE FROM THROWN OBJECTS
OR FROM CONTACT WITH THE BLADE
Keep body parts away from blades.
Stop engine and let blades stop before removing grass collector or unclogging.
Keep area clear of people and pets.
Remove objects blade may strike and throw.
Stop blades to cross gravel areas.
Do not operate without chute, mulcher or entire grass collector in place.
MACHINE OPERATION
PUSHING THE MACHINE WITH THE ENGINE
STOPPED:
Open dump valve V on each pump by turning counter
clockwise two revolutions. Move the machine and
close dump valve V by turning clockwise until valve
is firmly seated.
HEIGHT OF CUT
Make all adjustments with the engine shut off, spark
plug wire disconnected and mower drive disengaged.
FIXED CUTTERDECK HEIGHT OF CUT
The cutting height is determined by the position of
the blades in relation to the wheels. Variation to this
height may be made at THREE points. (See Height
of Cut Chart on Page 13 or Height of Cut decal located under belt cover to set desired cutting height.)
THE CASTER WHEELS
1. Remove the quick pin P from the top of the
caster wheel pivot spindle.
2. Place required spacers above or below
wheel support bracket and replace the quick
pin P.
CUTTERDECK BLADE SPINDLES
NOTE: See MAINTENANCE section of the Setup,
Parts & Maintenance manual for blade removal and
replacement procedures.
1. Remove belt cover.
2. Remove nut N from the top of the cutter spindle
bolt.
3. Withdraw the cutterdeck spindle bolt (from
bottom) complete with washer, blade and
spacers 4. Place the required number of spacers (no more
than 2) on the cutterdeck spindle bolt below the
cutterdeck, between blade and spindle shaft.
5. Fit any excess spacers on the cutterdeck spindle
bolt above the deck, between the conical washer
and the nut. Replace nut and tighten to 95 Nm.
HEIGHT OF CUT
SETTING CUTTERDECK HEIGHT
CUTTERDECK POSITION
.
1. Support rear of power unit.
2. Place blocks under both outside edges of cutterdeck at B. See Block chart below.
3. Remove (2) upper deck mounting bolts C.
4. Loosen (2) lower deck mounting bolts D several
turns. Loosen enough to allow easy movement
of the rear of cutterdeck. Allow deck to set down
on blocks or if deck is being raised, allow the
front casters to sit on the floor.
5. Reinstall upper deck mounting bolts C according
to the chart for the cut height desired.
6. Tighten all bolts and reinstall belt cover.
7. Remove rear support and blocks under the deck.
8. Your side discharge mower will give you the best
cut if the very tip of the front blade is 1/8" to 1/4"
lower then the rear of the rear blade
CUTTING HEIGHT
HOLE POSITION ON ENGINE DECK*
BLOCK HEIGHT AT REAR
OF DECK (B)
1.375" - 1.625"
5
1.25" (31.7mm)
(34.9mm-41.3mm)
1.875"-2.375"
4
2.00" (50.8mm)
(47.6mm-60.3mm)
2.625"-3.125"
3
2.75" (69.8mm)
(66.7mm-79.4mm)
3.375"-3.875"
2
3.50" (88.9mm)
(85.7mm-98.4mm)
4.125"-4.625"
1
4.25" (107.9mm)
(104.8mm-117.5mm)
*Position 1 is the highest hole on the engine deck.
HEIGHT OF CUT
NOTE: Make all adjustments with the engine shut off, spark plug wire disconnected and mower drive
disengaged.
Speed Control Bar
The speed control bar F is held by friction pads. If
the setting will not hold, tighten knob E to increase
friction on speed control bar F.
PARKING BRAKE - Apply parking brakes and open
the bypass valves on the hydraulic pumps. Try to
push the machine forward. If wheels rotate, adjust
brakes as follows.
TO ADJUST:
1. Remove the hairpin cotter A from the brake rod
at the brake lever C as shown.
2. Slide the brake rod out of the brake lever and
turn the rod in or out of the brake swivel B as
needed.
NOTE: The brake should initially be adjusted so
that the brake rod extends through swivel
B 1-1/4" as shown. If more brake pressure is
required adjust as necessary.
3. Reassemble brake rod to the brake lever using
hairpin A removed in Step 1.
4. Apply parking brakes and try to push the machine
forward. If wheels rotate, readjust brakes.
5. Close bypass valves on the hydraulic pumps.
BELT REPLACEMENT
PTO BELT
1. Rotate idler arm using a 3/8" (9mm) ratchet or
breaker bar and remove belt.
CUTTERDECK BELT
1. Remove PTO belt.
2. Rotate idler arm using a 3/8" (9mm) ratchet or
breaker bar and remove belt.
3. Replace in the reverse order.
PUMP-DRIVE BELT
1. Remove PTO belt from the engine clutch.
2. Disconnect the clutch wire harness.
3. Unbolt clutch bracket from clutch and rotate the
clutch to allow enough clearance to remove the
clutch bracket.
4. Rotate idler arm using a 3/8" (9mm) ratchet or
breaker bar inserted into the square hole in the
idler arm.
5. Remove pump drive belt.
6. Replace by following steps in reverse order.
View under engine deck
ADJUSTMENTS
TRACKING WIDTH ADJUSTMENT
The tracking width originally set from the factory
can be increased an additional 83 mm overall by
performing the following steps.
1. Loosen wheel lug nuts on both drive tires.
2. Raise rear of unit so that drive tires are off the
ground. Support the unit with jack stands.
3. Remove wheel lug nuts and wheels. Reattach
wheels with the tires rotated so the wheel offset
is the opposite of when they were previously
installed.
4. Lower machine off of the jack stands and torque
wheel lug nuts to 115 Nm.
TIRE PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
Tire pressures should be maintained at 14 psi (1.0
kg/cm²).
ADJUSTMENTS
TRACTION DRIVE HYDROSTAT ADJUSTMENTS: The following adjustments must be done in order.
STEP 1 - Set Neutral
Neutral is set at the factory. If it should require
adjustment, raise the wheels off the ground by setting
the machine on jackstands or blocks. Disconnect
the control rod A at each pump end. Loosen bolt
S securing the neutral plate eccentric shaft just
enough to turn the shaft. Start the engine and run
at low speed. Turn eccentric shaft T to raise or
lower the point at which the follower bearing is held
in the center of the “V” until the wheels stop turning.
Tighten the eccentric shaft bolt. Increase the throttle
setting and check the adjustment. Readjust if
necessary. Shut the engine off before proceeding to
step 2.
STEP 2 - Adjust Control Rods
First adjust neutral, as outlined in Step 1. Set control
levers to neutral. Adjust swivels B on lower ends of
control rods A so they just go into the holes on the
pump arm control plates.
After adjusting swivel B on left side, tighten jam nut
C.
ADJUSTMENTS
CONTROL LEVERS
The control levers are controlled by spring tension,
and require no adjustment.
HANDLE BAR HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
To adjust handle bar height: Remove swivel B at
each pump control arm and the parking brake rod.
Remove bolts G and loosen bolts E on each side of
handlebars. Raise or lower as required. Reposition
upper handle and reinsert bolts at location G into
appropriate hole in lower handle and tighten.
Readjust control rods and swivels and reinstall.
Readjust parking brake and rod.
SPECIFICATIONS
POWER UNITS
CUTTERDECKS
CONTROLS:
Throttle, PTO switch, speed selector knob, key
switch, operator present,control levers
(1 per wheel), parking brake.
CONSTRUCTION:
7 gauge steel deck welded single unit, baffled for
high velocity air flow, large discharge opening with
chute guard deflector.
GROUND SPEED:
0-5.2 mph Forward
0-1.7 mph Reverse
SPINDLES:
1" spindle shaft on maintenance free sealed ball
bearings in precision
machined housing.
DRIVE TIRES:
16 x 7.50 Turf Saver
BRAKES:
Hydrostat provides dynamic braking
Parking brake: Mechanical on tire surface
TRANSMISSION DRIVE SYSTEM:
Belt from engine to hydrostat input shafts, hydrostatic
drive to wheels.
TURNING RADIUS:
0"
HYDRAULIC RESERVOIR CAPACITY:
1.2 Gallons (4.5l)
CASTERS:
9 x 3.50-4 solid foam.
HEIGHT OF CUT:
adjustable from 1-3/8" to 4-5/8" (3.5-11.7 cm)
BLADE DRIVE:
industrial B section heavy duty v-belt drive (not
twisted) from crankshaft to
cutterdeck with 5" steel idlers on sealed ball bearings. pto switch on control panel controls engagement of blades..
BLADE MATERIAL:
1566 alloy steel, austempered and heat treated.
POWER STEERING:
Independently controlled drive wheels.
CUTTING WIDTH:
36" (91.4cm)
WEIGHT:
933308......602 LBS (273KG)
933309......592 LBS (269KG)
ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE
ENGINE:
Kawasaki FH480V V-Twin
STARTER:
On/Off Switch
GOVERNOR:
2850 RPM, No Load
METAL EASY DUMP GRASSCATCHER
ECO-PLATE
SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
4165724 REV A
The Undersigned Manufacturer:
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
One Bob-Cat Lane
Johnson Creek, WI 53038
Authorized Representative:
Earlsmere Limited
Unit 18 Valley Road
Station Road Industrial Estate
Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 OBS UK...
Notified Body:
AV Technology Ltd
AVTECH House, Arkle Avenue
Stanley Green Trading Estate
Handforth, Cheshire, SK9 3RWUK
Chuck Clark
Director of Operations
Date: 24th August, 2010
Jim White
Managing Director
Date: 24th August, 2010
Declare that the machine described below:
Make & Type:................................................... BobCat, Hydro Midsize,Zero Turn, Self Propelled
Category:......................................................... Lawnmower, Walkbehind, Rear Discharge
Series:............................................................. 933308
Engine:............................................................ Kawasaki, FH480V-AS00
Speed:............................................................. 2850 R.P.M
Net Installed Power......................................... 11.9 KW (16HP)
Operation Width:............................................. 914mm (36”)
Declare that the machine described below:
Make & Type:................................................... BobCat, Hydro Midsize,Zero Turn, Self Propelled
Category:......................................................... Lawnmower, Walkbehind, Side Discharge
Series:............................................................. 933309
Engine:............................................................ Kawasaki, FH480V-AS00
Speed:............................................................. 2850 R.P.M
Net Installed Power......................................... 11.9 KW (16HP)
Operation Width:............................................. 914mm (36”)
Complies with the provisions of the following European Directives and Amendments and the Regulations transposing it
into national law:
Machinery Directive......................................... ..........................2006/42/EC
EMC Directive................................................. ..........................2004/108/EC
Noise in the Environment Directive................. ..........................2000/14/EC - Annex VI Procedure 2
Vibration Directive........................................... ..........................2002/44EC
Non Road Emissions....................................... ..........................2002/88/EC
Pedestrian Controlled lawnmowers................. ..........................EN836
Sound: Sound levels were determined in accordance with Directive 2000/14/EC and standards EN13684
and ISO 11094.
Measured Sound power level:............. Model 933308 & 933309…… 100 dB
Guaranteed Sound power level:.......... Model 933308 & 933309……..100 dB
Sound Pressure:..... Model 933308 & 933309……….85 dB
Vibration:
Hand/arm vibration was measured at the right and left operator handles per ISO 5349-1-2001 and ISO 5349-2-2001.
Vibration is given as the vector sum of acceleration in the x, y and z axes. Only the highest of the left and right
readings is given.
Guaranteed Vibration level …………3.77 m/s2
Intended Use and Limits: this machine is for use cutting grass on normally maintained grass covered areas as a
walk-behind lawnmower. Loss of control may result on steep slopes. Before operating on a slope, evaluate the risks
involved.
Ransomes Jacobsen Limited
West Road, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich,
England, IP3 9TT
English Company Registration No. 1070731
www.ransomesjacobsen.com
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