MAINTENANCE GUIDE
For engine maintenance please refer to engine manufacturers
manual.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the machine is in a safe
working condition.
Examine the machine regularly and replace worn or damaged parts.
Never store the machine with petrol in the tank inside a building where
fumes can reach an open flame or spark.
Ensure the engine is cool before storing in any enclosure.
To reduce the fire hazard, keep the engine, silencer and petrol storage
area free of grass, thatch, moss, leaves or excessive grease.
After every hour of operation:
Stop engine. Remove the spark plug cap
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
&
Check engine oil level. (Recommended oil SAE 10w/40).
Visually check the blade assembly.
Do not turn the machine on its side for cleaning.
SAFETY NOTES
Refit the spark plug cap.
Operating Lever
CAMON
Tine Lifting Lever
Fuel Filler Cap
Throttle
Lever
Ignition
Switch
LAWN AERATOR
PLUGGER
Choke
LA20
Rear Wheel Height
Adjuster Bolt
Fuel Tap
Tine Lifting Board
Oil Level Plug
Recoil Start Handle
IMPORTANT
READ CAREFULLY
VIBRATION & SOUND LEVELS
Machine
RPM
Vibration m/sec2
3 Axis
Sound Level
dB(A)
Lawn Aerator
3400
5.4
79.0
WEAR EAR
PROTECTION
WEAR EYE
PROTECTION
WEAR SAFETY
FOOTWEAR
Tracmaster Ltd, Teknol House, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9LH
Tel: 01444 247689 Fax: 01444 871612
Website: www.tracmaster.co.uk E-mail: info@tracmaster.co.uk
© Tracmaster Ltd 2006.
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
OP/LA20/0906
No liability will be accepted for any damage
caused to persons or property through failure
to observe the operating and safety instructions.
SAFETY
TO COMMENCE WORK
ALWAYS start the engine in the open air
DO NOT smoke when refuelling
DO NOT mix OIL with the fuel
ALWAYS stop the engine before making any adjustments,
refuelling, moving or cleaning, or when the unit is
unattended
USE ONLY unleaded petrol from fuel containers designed for
this purpose - refuel outdoors only and replace the tank cap
securely
IN CASE of petrol spillage move the machine away from the area
of spillage and allow the petrol vapours to dissipate before
starting the engine
DO NOT remove any safety guards that are fitted
DO NOT touch any moving parts or attempt any maintenance
whilst the machine is running - KEEP HANDS AND FEET
AWAY
BEFORE starting work clear the work area of any objects that
could damage the machine
DO NOT allow children or anyone uninstructed to operate the
machine - KEEP ANIMALS AWAY
DO NOT use on slopes or banks of more than 20o
ALWAYS wear suitable clothing to give personal protection
including footwear that offers a good grip
AVOID wearing loose garments that may catch in moving parts
KNOW how to stop the machine in an emergency
NEVER interfere with any control settings on the engine
IF A FAULT develops DO NOT attempt any repair - immediately
contact the supplier from whom the machine was obtained
VISUALLY INSPECT the machine before use - ensure all tines,
nuts and bolts are tight and not worn or damaged and
replace tines if necessary
KEEP IN MIND the operator is responsible for accidents or
hazards occurring to people or property
WEAR eye and ear protection
Start the engine.
Increase the throttle to ¾ position.
Align the machine on the lawn.
Pull up the operating lever to drive the tines.
Lower the tine lifting lever. The tines will now walk forward until the
tine lifting board is fully down and the machine will start to propel itself
forward.
DO NOT PUSH the machine - allow the tines to do the work. It is only
necessary to steer the machine.
At the end of each pass, release the operating lever to stop the tines.
Give the machine a gentle push forward to lift the tines out of the
ground and pull up the tine board lifting lever for the tines to
completely clear the ground.
Re-align the machine for the next pass.
Commence work.
TO START ENGINE
Ensure the tine lever is disengaged. Keep feet well away from the
tines.
Using the dipstick provided, check the engine oil level. Top up with
10w/40 oil if necessary (if the dipstick is clear of oil).
Check fuel level. Only use unleaded petrol from a clean container.
Never re-fuel when the engine is hot or running. Leave 1” air space in
the fuel tank.
Switch ignition to ‘ON’ position.
If the engine is cold, move the choke lever to ‘ON’ position.
Turn the fuel tap to ‘ON’ position.
Set the throttle to ¼ position.
Pull the recoil start handle gently until it is engaged then give the
handle a strong pull to start the engine.
When the engine has started, move the choke lever to ‘OFF’ position.
Return the throttle lever to tick over.
TO STOP ENGINE
Release the operating lever.
Return the throttle to tick over position.
Switch the ignition to ‘OFF’ position.
Turn the fuel tap to ‘OFF’ position.
Gently push to machine forward a little and lift the tines up to transport
position by pulling up and over the tine lifting lever.
WARNING: THE EXHAUST COVER MAY BE HOT - DO NOT
TOUCH
OPERATING HINTS
The Lawn Aerator is used to drive solid or hollow tines into the earth to
allow ingress of air and water to encourage grass to root deeper into
the ground. This also helps the turf to withstand hard wear and builds
resistance to weeds, moss and disease.
Solid tines should be used in the majority of conditions, especially on
heavily compacted or hard turf.
Hollow tines should only be used in moist conditions.
Do not use the machine on slopes.
IMPORTANT
Use a fork to test the depth of the turf. The fork must go into the ground
at least 3” to avoid damage to the tines or corers. Hardcore or rubble
under thin turf will cause damage to the machine.
If the machine is to be operated in thin turf then the rear wheels should
be lowered by moving the rear wheel plate retaining bolt from the
centre hole to the front hole. This will reduce tine / corer penetration
by 10mm and avoid possible damage.
Operate the machine only in daylight or good artificial light.
Always operate the machine by walking behind it with both hands on
the handlebar.
DANGER - do not touch operating tines.
Avoid operating the machine in wet grass or take additional
precautions to prevent slipping.
Walk - never run.
Use extreme caution when pulling the machine towards you.
Do not operate the tines when crossing surfaces other than grass and
when transporting the machine to and from the work area.
Never tilt the machine.
Do not put feet or hands near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the tines.
Never pick up or carry the machine with the engine running.
Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire before checking,
cleaning or working on the machine.
After striking a foreign object, inspect the machine for damage and
make repairs before restarting and operating the machine.
If the machine starts to vibrate abnormally - check immediately.
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