Owner`s Manual - Liberty Garden Products

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Model 880 Two Wheel Hose Cart
Owner’s Manual
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OR CALL US TOLL FREE AT 1-866-820-5805, MONDAY - FRIDAY 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
LIBERTY GARDEN PRODUCTS, INC.
1161 SOUTH PARK DRIVE, KERNERSVILLE NC 27284
IMPORTANT: READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL BEFORE ASSEMBLING
TOOLS REQUIRED: TWO ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES & HAND PUMP
Estimated Assembly time: 30 minutes
PARTS LIST
A. SPOOL (1)
A
B. FRAME (1 UNIT)
C. U-HANDLE (1)
B
C
D. LEADER HOSE (1)
D
E
F
E. BASKET (1)
F. AXLE W/WASHERS/NUTS (1)
G. TIRES (2)
G
H
H. RUBBER FEET W/NUTS (2)
I. SPRING (1)
J. U-BUSHING (2)
I
K
J
L
M
N
O
P
R
Q
S
K. CRANK HANDLE (1)
L. BRASS SWIVEL (1)
M. HANDLE W/BOLT AND NUT (1)
N. TIRE SPACERS (2)
O. SPACER WASHERS (2)
P. HANDLE BOLTS (4)
Q. HANDLE WING NUTS (4)
R. U-BUSHING BOLTS (4)
S. U-BUSHING NUTS (4)
IMPORTANT: LAY OUT ALL PARTS AND FASTENERS. MAKE SURE ALL PARTS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR.
IF ANY PART IS MISSING PLEASE CONTACT LIBERTY GARDEN PRODUCTS AT 1-866-820-5805
MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST. DO NOT CONTACT THE RETAILER.
YOU CAN ALSO VISIT OUR WEBSITE, WWW.LIBERTYGARDENPRODUCTS.COM, FOR MORE INSTRUCTIONS
PICTURES AND HELPFUL HINTS.
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CART ASSEMBLY
FIGURE 1
H
1. Attach rubber feet (H) to the bottom frame (B).
Insert bolts into bottom of frame. Attach nuts and tighten.
See Figure 1.
B
2. Turn frame (B) over and attach U-bushing (metal side facing out) (J) to frame using two
U-bushing bolts (R) and nuts. (S) Hand tighten only.
J
R
B
S
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 2
R
L
A
J
S
3. Spool Assembly: Insert brass swivel (L) thru U-bushing (J) and screw into galvanized tee on the
spool (A). Tighten using a wrench. See Figure 3. DO NOT overtighten, this could damage the
threads. Be sure to use Teflon / Plumbers’s tape on threads.
4. Turn spool (A) around and slide plastic
spacer washer (O), spring (I) and another
plastic spacer washer (O) over the pipe.
See Figure 4.
A
O
O
I
FIGURE 4
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CART ASSEMBLY
FIGURE 5
5. Attaching spool to the frame: Insert “Pipe”
end of spool into U-bushing (J) that is attached
to frame (B). See Figure 5.
J
A
A
6. On the other end of spool (A), align the other
U-bushing (J) with the holes in the frame and
insert U-bushing bolts (R) and attach nuts (S).
You may need to put pressure on the spool by
compressing the spring to align holes. Tighten
all four U-bushing nuts (S) using a wrench.
See Figure 6.
J
R
S
R
S
FIGURE 6
FIGURE 7
A
7. Attach handle (M) to crank handle (K) using
handle bolt and nut.Tighten securely. Attach
crank handle to pipe on end of spool (A).
See Figure 7.
K
M
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CART ASSEMBLY
FIGURE 8
8. Attach wheels (G) by removing nuts on axle. Slide axle
(F) thru the frame (B). Before adding wheels (G) slide the
plastic spacers (N) thru both ends of the axle (F) Slide on
wheels (G) and tighten nuts on each end.
See Figure 8.
G
G
B
NOTE: DO NOT use a compressor while inflating the tires;
hand pump only. 30 PSI maximum.
9. Attach basket (E) using handle bolts (P) and
fasten with wing nuts (Q) to the U-handle (C). Slide
the U-handle (C) over the frame extensions and
align the holes. Insert handle bolts (P) through the
holes in the U-handle and fasten with wing nuts (Q)
Hand tighten. See Figure 9
C
E
P
Q
P
FIGURE 9
10. Attach the leader hose (D) to the end of the
brass swivel (L). DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
See Figure 10
FIGURE 10
L
Note: If you have trouble with the swivel turning and kinking the leader hose, try
spraying a silicone spray inside to lubricate the O-rings. The O-rings located
inside the swivel may be dry. You can reach the O-rings by taking off the retaining
clip or spraying inside the opening of the swivel.
11.Attaching your garden hose: Attach your hose
to the galvanized tee. Loop the hose over the
spool end to avoid kinking. See Figure 11
D
FIGURE 11
Your Model 880 hose cart is now ready to use.
Attach the end of the leader hose to a water
source.
• DO NOT leave water running through the hose reel
unsupervised.
• DO NOT expose the reel to freezing temperatures with water
remaining in the unit.
• Turn the water off after each use.
Model 880 not shown in Figure 11
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CURING A LEAKING SWIVEL
Problem:
Your new Liberty™ model 880 hose cart is leaking at the swivel.
Solution:
It is normal for the swivel to leak slightly until the O-rings are wet and have seated. If the leaking
continues, you don’t need to take the cart back to the store. This is a simple problem and is
easily fixed by a simple procedure.
1. If the leader hose is attached to the swivel, unscrew the hose and look inside the swivel.
2. Using either a hex key or a large screw driver, insert the tool into the hex opening and gently
tighten the threaded insert. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!
3. This should stop the leaking.
4. If the unit still leaks, please check that the hose washer is inside the nut. You may contact
Liberty for a new hose washer or obtain one at any hardware store.
5. If your swivel is old, the O-rings may be worn, please contact us for a new set of O-rings.
6. If these steps do not solve your leaking problem, then contact Liberty Garden.
CALL US AT 1-866-820-5805 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
REGARDING TROUBLESHOOTING AND WARRANTY
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CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Rust
Your hose reel will give you many seasons of reliable and functional hose storage. As with any steel
product, there is always the chance for rust developing over time. Your hose reel finish is designed for
industrial applications, but even the toughest of coatings can be compromised by scratches. Such minor
surface damage can occur in shipping despite our best efforts. We have found that most scratches
occur during assembly and/or installation. If the base metal is exposed to the elements long enough,
rust will develop. We recommend that you periodically inspect your reel for any surface damage.
Scratches can easily be repaired by using standard automotive touch-up body paint. Some of our most
loyal customers recommend that at the end of each season, the unit be cleaned and painted with a clear
acrylic paint. Two other sources of rust acceleration is exposing the reel to yard fertilizers or leaving your
hose reel standing in grass. Be sure to rinse off your hose reel after it comes in contact with freshly
fertilized grass. Also, try to park your hose reel on solid ground. Leaving it standing on top of vegetation
promotes condensation on the undercarriage of the unit.
Leaks
Your hose reel is manufactured with the finest quality components available. All components are
manufactured to rigorous quality standards not common in other consumer grade hose reels available
today. When you install your hose reel, be sure the hose washers are in place and all fittings are secure.
DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN as you might damage the components. If you live in more temperate
climates, be sure to drain the unit of any residual water before storing. DO NOT EXPOSE THE UNIT
TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES while water remains in the plumbing system.
Troubleshooting Guide
Problem: Swivel head is not rotating, causing the leader hose to kink up.
Solution: Remove leader hose and turn the square head of the swivel several times; apply
lubricant.
Problem: Leaking Fixtures (galvanized tee; brass coupling; swivel)
Solution: Apply Teflon/Plummer's Tape or/and make sure fixtures are tightened.
TIPS
• DO NOT use a compressor while inflating the tires; hand pump only. 30 PSI maximum.
• To help delay rust, check for any scratches on your hose cart. Apply clear acrylic/weatherproof paint
to avoid rusting.
• Drain water before storing.
• DO NOT drink water from the hose.
• DO NOT leave water running though the reel while not in-use or unsupervised.
• Turn off water after each use.
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WARRANTY & CARE
Our guarantee is as functional and straight-forward as our products. Since we design and build our products
to provide you with many years of satisfaction, all Liberty™ products are guaranteed against defects in
materials and workmanship. In the unlikely event that a problem arises as a result of a defect in our
materials or workmanship, we will promptly repair or replace the item at our expense. All we require is that
you contact us first and we'll take it from there. It is important to note that our guarantee is not an
unconditional guarantee for the life of the product. Liberty™ hose stands and reels are made from the finest
materials available under our exacting manufacturing standards. But, like any other product, it is not
indestructible. Therefore, our guarantee does not cover:
• Product damage that is a result of abuse, misuse, or mishandling. (Exposing the unit to freezing temperatures with water remaining in the reel plumbing system voids the unit warranty).
• Rust. Despite the industrial quality coating and our best efforts, steel will rust over time.
• Incidental damage or consequential damages or injury to persons or to other property not purchased from
us due to the use of our product.
• DO NOT consume water from garden hose; not fit for human consumption.
If there is damage to the product that occurred as a result of shipping, you should file a damage claim
with the carrier.
• DO NOT leave water running though the reel while not in-use or unsupervised.
As with any product, it should be expected that component parts - particularly moving parts, seals, O-rings,
wheels, hose, and connectors will wear with use and over time, and eventually may need to be replaced or
refurbished. This type of normal wear and tear is naturally not covered by our guarantee, but we will always
be happy to provide you with prompt, high quality service and replacement parts at a nominal cost.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state. (Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation may not apply to you).
You will find that we apply the same standard of excellence to our customer service as we do to our products.
Warning! This product contains one or more chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
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LIBERTY GARDEN PRODUCTS, INC.
1161 SOUTH PARK DRIVE, KERNERSVILLE NC 27284
Updated 11/26/2013
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