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60C
BACKHOE
Part No. F-4139C
Published 02/12
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
This Operator's Manual is an integral part of the safe operation of this machine and must
be maintained with the unit at all times. READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the Safety
and Operation Instructions contained in this manual before operating the equipment. C01Cover
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TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
All implements with moving parts are potentially hazardous. There is no substitute for a cautious, safe-minded
operator who recognizes the potential hazards and follows reasonable safety practices. The manufacturer has
designed this implement to be used with all its safety equipment properly attached to minimize the chance of
accidents.
BEFORE YOU START! Read the safety messages on the implement and shown in your manual. Observe the rules
of safety and common sense!
LEA EL INSTRUCTIVO
Si No Lee Ingles, Pida Ayuda a Alguien Que Si
Lo Lea Que Le Traduzca Las Medidas de
Seguridad.
WARRANTY INFORMATION:
Read and understand the complete Warranty Statement found in this Manual. Fill out the Warranty Registration
Form in full and return it to within 30 Days. Make certain the Serial Number of the Machine is recorded on the
Warranty Card and on the Warranty Form that you retain. The use of “will-fit” parts will void your warranty and can
cause catastrophic failure with possible injury or death.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION ............................................................................................................................... 1-1
General Safety Instructions and Practices .............................................................................. 1-2
Connecting and Disconnecting Safety Instructions and Practices .......................................... 1-5
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices ......................................................... 1-6
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices ..................................................................... 1-11
Storage Safety Instructions and Practices ............................................................................. 1-13
Maintenance Safety Instructions and Practices ..................................................................... 1-13
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices ....................................................................... 1-14
Decal Location ....................................................................................................................... 1-15
Decal Description .................................................................................................................. 1-17
Federal Laws and Regulations .............................................................................................. 1-19
INTRODUCTION SECTION ................................................................................................................. 2-1
SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................... 2-3
OPERATION SECTION ....................................................................................................................... 3-1
PRE-OPERATION CHECKLIST .............................................................................................. 3-2
OPERATING DIRECTIONS .................................................................................................... 3-2
ENGINE SPEED ...................................................................................................................... 3-2
CONTROLS ............................................................................................................................. 3-2
BOOM/SWING ........................................................................................................................ 3-2
CROWD/BUCKET ................................................................................................................... 3-2
LEFT HAND STABILIZER ....................................................................................................... 3-3
RIGHT HAND STABILIZER ..................................................................................................... 3-3
OPERATING BACKHOE ......................................................................................................... 3-3
FILLING BUCKET ................................................................................................................... 3-4
DUMPING BUCKET ................................................................................................................ 3-4
TRENCHING BETWEEN A BUILDING & OPEN EXCAVATORS ........................................... 3-4
SIDE SLOPE EXCAVATING OR TRENCHING ...................................................................... 3-5
MISCELLANEOUS .................................................................................................................. 3-6
FINISHING STRAIGHT WALLS .............................................................................................. 3-6
BACKFILLING ......................................................................................................................... 3-6
SEAT ADJUSTMENT .............................................................................................................. 3-6
MOUNTING AND DISMOUNTING BUCKETS ........................................................................ 3-7
PLACING THE STABILIZERS ................................................................................................. 3-7
SWING LOCK .......................................................................................................................... 3-7
BOOM LOCK ........................................................................................................................... 3-7
STABILIZER LOCK ................................................................................................................. 3-7
TRANSPORTING THE BACKHOE ......................................................................................... 3-8
REMOVAL FROM TRACTOR - STORAGE ............................................................................ 3-8
MAINTENANCE SECTION .................................................................................................................. 4-1
CYLINDER SERVICE .............................................................................................................. 4-2
CYLINDER DISASSEMBLY .................................................................................................... 4-2
CYLINDER ASSEMBLY .......................................................................................................... 4-2
BEGINNING OF SEASON ...................................................................................................... 4-3
HYDRAULIC HOSES .............................................................................................................. 4-3
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM RESERVOIR ...................................................................................... 4-3
BUCKET TOOTH POINTS ...................................................................................................... 4-4
TIGHTENING NUTS AND BOLTS .......................................................................................... 4-4
LUBRICATION ........................................................................................................................ 4-4
LUBRICATION CHART ........................................................................................................... 4-4
HYDRAULIC TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................................................... 4-5
VALVE SERVICE .................................................................................................................... 4-7
MAIN RELIEF REPLACEMENT .............................................................................................. 4-7
SPOOL SEAL INSTALLATION ............................................................................................... 4-7
TORQUE SETTINGS .............................................................................................................. 4-7
PARTS LIST ............................................................................................................................ 4-9
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS ................................................................................ 4-10
SAFETY SECTION
Safety Section 1-1
SAFETY
General Safety Instructions and Practices
A careful operator is the best operator. Safety is of primary importance to the manufacturer and should be to
the owner/operator. Most accidents can be avoided by being aware of your equipment, your surroundings, and
observing certain precautions. The first section of this manual includes a list of Safety Messages that, if
followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or death. Read and understand these Safety
Messages before assembling, operating or servicing this Implement. This equipment should only be operated
by those persons who have read the manual, who are responsible and trained, and who know how to do so
responsibly.
SAFETY
The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen below, is used throughout this
manual and on decals which are attached to the equipment. The Safety Alert Symbol means:
“ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!” The Symbol and Signal Word
are intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury
faced when operating this equipment.
Practice all usual and customary safe working precautions and above all---remember safety is
up to YOU. Only YOU can prevent serious injury or death from unsafe practices.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR
VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in DEATH
OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in MINOR
INJURY.
Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could result in
damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.
NOTE: Identifies points of particular interest for more efficient and convenient operation or repair.(SG-1)
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or
death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the
Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards. (SG-2)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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Safety Section 1-2
SAFETY
Never operate the Tractor or Implement until you have read and
completely understand this Manual, the Tractor Operator’s Manual, and
each of the Safety Messages found in the Manual or on the Tractor and
Implement. Learn how to stop the tractor engine suddenly in an
emergency.
Never allow inexperienced or untrained personnel to
operate the Tractor or Implement without supervision. Make sure the
operator has fully read and understood the manuals prior to operation.
(SG-4)
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off
the Equipment and be injured or killed. Inadvertent contact with controls can cause the
Implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
DO NOT use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement. Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely. Before operating the Tractor or Implement,
an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication must consult
a medical professional regarding any side effects of the medication that
would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely. NEVER
knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their alertness or
coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the operator or others
could result if the operator is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturer’s
instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other
chemical agent. (SG-22)
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit
chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. (SG-30)
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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SAFETY
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and
responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they
have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in
proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large
enough to reach and operate the controls easily. (SG-11)
SAFETY
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. (SG-31)
SAFETY
The operator and all support personnel should wear hard hats, safety
shoes, safety glasses, and proper hearing protection at all times for
protection from injury including injury from items that may be thrown by
the equipment. (SG-16)
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE
PERMANENT HEARING LOSS! Tractors with or without an Implement
attached can often be noisy enough to cause permanent hearing loss.
We recommend that you always wear hearing protection if the noise in
the Operator’s position exceeds 80db. Noise over 85db over an
extended period of time will cause severe hearing loss. Noise over 90db
adjacent to the Operator over an extended period of time will cause
permanent or total hearing loss. NOTE: Hearing loss from loud noise
[from tractors, chain saws, radios, and other such sources close to the
ear] is cumulative over a lifetime without hope of natural recovery. (SG-I7)
Repeated or substantial breathing of hazardous dusts, including
crystalline silica, could cause fatal or serious respiratory disease including
silicosis. Concrete, masonry, many types of rock, and various other
materials contain silica sand. California lists respirable crystalline silica as
a substance known to cause cancer. Operation of this equipment under
certain conditions may generate airborne dust particles that could contain
crystalline silica. In those conditions, personal protective equipment
including an appropriate respirator must be used. If excessive dust is
generated, a dust collection or suppression system should also be used
during operation. (SG-41)
Use extreme caution when getting onto the Implement to perform repairs, maintenance and
when removing accumulated material. Only stand on solid flat surfaces to ensure good
footing. Use a ladder or raised stand to access high spots which cannot be reached from
ground level. Slipping and falling can cause serious injury or death. (SG-33)
Use caution and wear protective gloves when handling sharp objects such as blades,
knives, and other cutting edges. Be alert to worn component surfaces which have sharp
edges. Sharp surfaces can inflict severe laceration injuries if proper hand protection is not
worn. (SG-37)
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Safety Section 1-4
SAFETY
For your protection while operating or servicing equipment, wear relatively tight and belted
clothing to avoid entanglement in moving parts. Tie up and protect long hair that could
become entangled in machinery. Remove all jewelry including necklaces, rings and
watches which can get caught in machinery or on corners or edges of the equipment.
Serious injury can result from entanglement with the machinery. (SG-42)
Connecting and Disconnecting Safety Instructions and Practices
Do not stand or allow bystander or coworkers between the Backhoe and
the tractor while installing or disconnecting the Backhoe from the tractor.
Keep hands and body clear of the Backhoe and the Backhoe mounts.
Serious injury or death can result from a person being crushed between
the tractor and Backhoe. (SBH-32)
Only mount the backhoe on a tractor that is listed on the mounting instructions. Never
mount on a tricycle steering front axle. Move the tractor front and rear wheels to the widest
spacing and add the recommended rear tractor ballast to prevent tractor tip over. Keep the
tractor tires properly inflated. Maintain at least 20% of the total Tractor and Backhoe weight
on the front axle. Always wear your seatbelt and make sure the ROPS structure is fully
deployed to prevent serious injury or death from the tractor tipping over. (SBH-18)
Make sure the Backhoe is properly attached to the tractor and the retaining pins securely
lock the Backhoe into position. Improper mounting of the Backhoe onto the tractor can
result in the Backhoe falling causing serious injury. (SBH-22)
Make sure all tractor and Backhoe guards are in place and properly functioning. (SBH-26)
Make sure the hydraulic quick disconnects are fully seated into the connections. Do not use
the Backhoe if the hydraulic connection is leaking. Leaking oil could allow the Backhoe to
fall resulting in a serious crushing injury. (SBH-21)
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Safety Section 1-5
SAFETY
Use extreme care when loading, carrying or handling any agricultural
fertilizers, chemicals or biological residue. Follow the manufacturer’s
handling instructions and wear appropriate Personal Protective
Equipment including gloves, safety glasses and respirator when required.
If you are using a tractor equipped with a cab, make sure the cab is rated
for appropriate environmental exposure. Be safe and always wear proper
protection. Short or long term exposure to certain chemicals and
materials can result in serious injury or death. (SL-19)
SAFETY
Make sure all air is purged from the hydraulic system before using the Backhoe. Air in the
system can cause the Backhoe to respond sluggishly or with unexpected movement. The
air can be purged from the cylinder lines by fully cycling the cylinders several times from the
fully closed to fully open position. Sudden or unexpected movement or dropping of the
Backhoe and attachment could result in serious injury. (SBH-29)
Never interfere with factory-set hydraulic calibrations. Any change in calibration could
cause a failure of the equipment and may result in injury. (SBH-13)
SAFETY
Backhoe mounting bolts and nuts must be kept tightened. Retighten the bolts and nuts after
the first 10 minutes of operation, and every 8 hours after that. (SBH-39)
Do not lean over controls. Engage and disengage the boom and stabilizer transport locks
and the swing lock pin with the engine off. Do not operate the backhoe control from outside
of the operator’s area. (SBH-40)
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices
Do not use the backhoe hydraulic control levers as grab handles. Activation of the control
levers can cause unexpected movement of the boom, arm, bucket or stabilizers. Always
enter and exit the backhoe from the ground using the steps and grab handles. (SBH-41)
Operate the tractor only while seated in the tractor seat with the seatbelt fastened. Operate
the backhoe only while seated in the backhoe seat. (SBH-19)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
Do not mount or dismount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount
the Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped. (SG-12)
Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
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Safety Section 1-6
SAFETY
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or
even death could result from falling off the tractor--particularly during a turnover
when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS. (SG-7)
Movement of the backhoe boom, stabilizers and attachment can create pinch points that
can cause serious crushing injuries. Only operate the backhoe controls while seated in the
operator’s seat. Keep your hands, arms and legs inside the operator’s zone. Stop operating
the backhoe if any bystanders or coworkers come within 25 feet of the backhoe. (SBH-42)
Keep bystanders 25 feet away from the tractor and backhoe while
operating. The bystanders could enter the path of the tractor or items
could fall from the backhoe resulting in serious injury to the bystander.
Position a barricade perimeter around the work area. Stop operating the
backhoe if any person enters the work area. (SBH-14)
Prolonged operation may cause operator boredom and fatigue affecting safe operation.
Take scheduled work breaks to help prevent these potentially impaired operating
conditions. Never operate the Implement and Tractor in a fatigued or bored mental state
which impairs proper and safe operation. (SG-32)
Never dig with backhoe unless stabilizers are lowered and properly seated. Do not dig
under stabilizers or tractor with backhoe. Soft ground or sandy soil could cause cave in and
tractor rollover. (SBH-43)
Operate the tractor and Backhoe only in conditions where you have clear visibility in
daylight or with adequate artificial lighting. Never operate in darkness or foggy conditions
where you cannot clearly see at least 100 feet in front and to the sides of the tractor. Make
sure you can clearly see bystanders, ditches, steep slopes, drop-offs, overhead
obstructions, power lines, and debris or obstruction in the travel path. If you are unable to
clearly see these types of items discontinue operating. Contact with unseen vehicles,
bystanders, obstructions, or drop-offs can cause serious injury. (SBH-31)
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Safety Section 1-7
SAFETY
Operate the Tractor and/or Implement controls only while properly seated in the Tractor seat
with the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent movement of the Tractor or
Implement may cause serious injury or death. (SG-29)
SAFETY
Do Not operate this equipment in areas where insects such as bees may attack you and/or
cause you to lose control of the equipment. If you must enter in such areas, use a tractor
with an enclosed Cab and close the windows to prevent insects from entering. If a tractor
cab is not available, wear suitable clothing including head, face, and hand protection to
shield you from the insects. Attacking insects can cause you to lose control of the tractor,
which can result in serious injury or death to you or bystanders. Never dismount a moving
tractor. (SG-40)
SAFETY
In case of mechanical difficulty during operation, place the transmission in the park
position, set the parking brake, shut down all power, including the PTO and the engine and
remove the key. Wait until all rotating motion has stopped before dismounting. (SG-39)
If the Backhoe valve controls fail to function properly discontinue use of the tractor and
Backhoe until the controls are properly repaired. Sudden or unexpected movement or
dropping of the Backhoe and attachment could result in serious injury. (SBH-28)
Never leave the Implement and Power Unit unattended while the Implement is in the raised
position. Accidental operation of a lifting lever or a hydraulic failure may cause the
implement to suddenly fall causing serious injury or possible death to anyone who might
inadvertently be under the Implement. Lower the implement carefully to the ground. Do not
put hands or feet under lifted components. (SPU-3)
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil
and fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do
not check for leaks with your hand! High-pressure oil streams from
breaks in the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage
including gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE
OFF and remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves,
safety glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If
you suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer.
If oil does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a
physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure. (SG-15)
Never walk or work under any raised boom or bucket. The Boom could fall and cause
serious bodily injury or death. Always lower the boom and bucket flat on the ground or
support the Boom and bucket on safety stands. Unload all hydraulic actuators prior to
performing any maintenance. To do this, set the bucket on the ground then kill the tractor
engine. Push and pull the control levers in and out several times to remove pressure. Do
not work under raised Boom or Bucket unless components are securely blocked up to
prevent inadvertent dropping. (SBH-7)
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SAFETY
Avoid contact with hot surfaces including hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and
hose connections. Relieve hydraulic pressure before performing maintenance or repairs.
Use gloves and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface
or fluid can cause serious injury from burns or scalding. (SG-34)
Avoid contact with hot surfaces of the engine or muffler. Use gloves and eye protection
when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface or fluid can cause serious injury
from burns or scalding. (SG-38)
Do not let the Backhoe or attachment contact electrical power
lines. Contact with electrical power lines can result in serious
injury or electrocution. If the backhoe attachment contacts a
power line remain in the tractor seat until the power has been
shut off. Stepping off the tractor can permit electrical current
to pass through the body resulting in electrocution. (SBH-17)
The Boom is designed only to position and operate the Bucket which is attached to it. Never
attempt to lift, pull, or push other solid objects with the boom or bucket. Serious injury could
result from a structural failure when the Boom is used for purposes other than those for
which it was designed. (SBH-9)
Never attach pulling devices to the rear of the backhoe.
causing serious injury or even death. (SBH-10)
The unit could tip rearwards
Do not use Backhoe as a jack to raise the tractor tires off the ground. The Backhoe could
fail causing the tractor and Backhoe to fall to the ground resulting in serious injury. (SBH-24)
Do not work from the backhoe or attachments. Do now allow any
riders on the backhoe, tractor or attachments. Falling off could
result in serious injury. (SBH-34)
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Safety Section 1-9
SAFETY
Be sure you have adequate knowledge of the property you will be working on. Take time to
make yourself aware of any area underground lines or cables. Contact with buried lines or
cable could result in serious injury or death. If in doubt about buried utility lines call 811
before digging or 1-800-258-0808. (SBH-6)
SAFETY
Use extreme care when digging, transporting or dumping loads that impair or partially block
the operator’s line of sight. Know where you are traveling. Make sure no bystanders are in
the area of travel. If a bystander assists in providing guidance, make sure they are not in the
path of travel. Keep all bystanders 25 feet away from travel path. (SBH-35)
SAFETY
Do not raise the Backhoe on a hillside. Do not transport
across a slope with a raised Backhoe. When the
Backhoe is raised, the center of gravity of the tractor and
Backhoe is raised increasing the potential for the tractor
to tip over. Tractor wheel contact with any wash out, drop
off or the ground obstruction with a raised Backhoe
could result in the tractor tipping over and causing
serious bodily injury. (SBH-20)
When the bucket is swung to the side of the tractor, it exerts a movement on the tractor
causing the tractor to rock from side to side. Make sure the stabilizers are lowered to the
ground and stabilize the tractor before swinging the boom.Extreme care should be taken
when operating on slopes. Bodily Harm or Death could result from tractor’s tipping over.
(SBH-1)
Avoid full reach and swinging a loaded bucket to the down hill side when operating on
slopes. (SBH-2)
Digging with the arm may pull the compact tractor backward. Do not dig too much material at
one time. (SBH-44)
Use extreme care when piling material above 6 feet high. Material could
shift and fall onto the operator or bystanders. The material could crush or
suffocate the operator or bystander resulting in serious injury or death.
(SBH-45)
Always lower bucket and stabilizer feet to the ground, and shut off the engine before
dismounting from the unit. (SBH-11)
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat lower the implement, set the parking
brake and/or set the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the
PTO, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to
stop. Place the tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to
prevent the tractor from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving
or while the engine is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the
tractor seat only. (SG-9)
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices
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SAFETY
Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the
equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this
equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and
how it handles before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering
and brakes are in good condition and operate properly.
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for
you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only after
you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use extreme care
and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from
turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this equipment before
operating on roads or uneven ground.
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly control
the equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes
or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance
increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use
the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement with the Tractor. Turn curves or go
up hills only at a low speed and using a gradual steering angle. Rear mounted implements
move the center of gravity to the rear and remove weight from the front wheels. Make
certain, by adding front ballast, that at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels to prevent rearing
up, loss of steering control or Tractor tip-over. Slow down on rough or uneven surfaces to prevent loss of
steering control which could result in property damage or possible injury. Dropping implement in transport can
cause serious damage to the tractor and/or Implement and possibly cause the operator or others to be injured
or killed. (SBH-38)
Do not drive near the edge of a ditch or excavation. The soil could giveway resulting in
loss of control or rollover. (SBH-46)
Use extra care when turning or stopping. Allow for increased length and weight of added
backhoe. The backhoe adds five to six feet of length in rear of the tractor and significant
weight. Allow extra distance when stopping or turning. Do not allow backhoe or attachment
to contact solid objects. (SBH-16)
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SAFETY
Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes smoothly
to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As you increase
the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases.
Determine the maximum
transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this equipment.
SAFETY
Be careful when operating or transporting this equipment to prevent the Implement from
running into or striking sign posts, guard rails, concrete abutments or other solid objects.
Such an impact could cause the Implement and Tractor to pivot violently resulting in loss of
steering control, serious injury, or even death. Never allow the Implement to contact
obstacles. (SBH-48)
SAFETY
Lower the Backhoe to the bed of the truck or trailer when
transporting the tractor and Backhoe with a truck. Measure
to ensure the transport height does not exceed the legal
limits. Contact with overhead obstructions or power lines can
cause property damage or serious injury. (SBH-30)
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in
such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the
Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local
traffic regulations. (SG-6)
Engage boom swing and lift pins. Lock both stabilizers in the raised position. If the backhoe
attachment, such as a bucket, were to drop suddenly and hit the ground while transporting,
the tractor could stop or swing to the side. Immediately resulting in the operator hitting the
steering wheel or flying out of the operator’s seat. Serious injury could result. (SBH-15)
Your driving vision may be reduced or impaired by the tractor, cab, or implement. Before
driving on public roadways identify any limited vision areas, and make adjustments to your
operating position, mirrors, and the implement transport position so that you can clearly
see the area where you will be traveling, and any traffic that may approach you. Failure to
maintain adequate vision of the public roadway and traffic can result in serious injury or
even death. (STI-10)
Carry the Backhoe and attachment low when transporting to
reduce the potential of the tractor tipping over. Transport on
slopes only at slow speeds and use gradual turning angles.
Tractor wheel contact with any wash out, drop off or ground
obstruction with a raised Backhoe could result in the tractor
tipping over and causing serious injury. (SBH-36)
Always look behind you before backing up. Make sure you
are looking in the direction of travel. A bystander could walk
behind the tractor. Running into a bystander can result in
serious injury or death. (SBH-27)
Storage Safety Instructions and Practices
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SAFETY
Always lower legs and bucket to the ground and engage the swing lock when the Backhoe
is not in use. (SBH-8)
Always store in a stable position with the swing lock and lift ram strap engaged.
(SBH-12)
Never crawl under or allow children to play around or on a Backhoe that is disconnected
from the tractor. The Backhoe could fall crushing a person resulting in serious injury or
death. (SBH-33)
Maintenance Safety Instructions and Practices
Perform service, repairs and lubrication according to the maintenance section. Ensure the
unit is properly lubricated as specified in the lubrication schedule and all bolts and nuts are
properly torqued. Failure to properly service, repair and maintain this Implement in good
operating condition could cause component failure and possible serious injury or even
death. (SG-35)
Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair
work on the Implement. Place the Implement on the ground or
securely blocked up, disengage the PTO, and turn off the tractor
engine. Push and pull the Remote Cylinder lever in and out several
times. Disconnect and remove the Implement hydraulic hoses from
the tractor prior to starting any maintenance or repair work. (STL-17)
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in
motion or while tractor engine is running. (SG-20)
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SAFETY
Do not remove the attachment from the Backhoe when the Backhoe is disconnected from
the tractor. The attachment stabilizes the Backhoe. If the attachment is removed, the
Backhoe will fall and could result in serious injury. (SBH-25
SAFETY
SAFETY
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when
necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn
or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have
cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining
this machine in good working order. (SG-21)
Always maintain the safety signs in good readable condition. If the safety signs are missing,
damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement safety signs immediately. (SG-5)
Do Not fill fuel tank while engine is running. Refuel only after engine has cooled down. If
fuel is spilled, move machine away from the area of the spill and avoid creating any source
of ignition until the fuel has evaporated. (SBH-49)
Do not modify or alter this Implement. Do not permit anyone to modify or alter this
Implement, any of its components or any Implement function. (SG-8)
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted component
unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up to prevent
sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious injury or even
death. (SBH-47)
PARTS INFORMATION
Rhino products are designed utilizing specifically matched system components to ensure optimum equipment
performance. These parts are made and tested to Rhino specifications. Non-genuine "will fit" parts do not
consistently meet these specifications. The use of “will fit” parts may reduce equipment performance, void
warranties, and present a safety hazard. Use genuine Rhino parts for economy and safety. (SPRM-2)
SEE YOUR RHINO DEALER
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices
In addition to the design and configuration of this Implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment,
hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer
also to Safety Messages and operation instruction in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor and
Equipment Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor and Equipment. (SG-18)
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Safety Section 1-14
SAFETY
Decal Location
SAFETY
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SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
LEVEL
DESCRIPTION
1.
45970
1
WARNING
To Prevent Bodily Injury
2.
44907
1
WARNING
To Prevent Instability
3.
44895
1
DANGER
Crushing Hazard
4.
44896
1
WARNING
To Prevent Bodily Injury
5.
44897
2
DANGER
Crushing Hazard
6.
44898
1
OPERATION
Boom Operation
7.
44899
1
OPERATION
Dipperstick & Bucket Operation
8.
44900
1
OPERATION
Left Side Stabilizer Position
9.
44901
1
OPERATION
Right Side Stabilizer Position
10.
44908
1
OPERATION
Boom Lock
11.
44909
1
OPERATION
Swing Lock
12.
48280
1
INFORMATION
Universal One Call
13.
54686
2
NAME
Model Name 60C (Big)
14.
54687
1
NAME
Model Name 60C (Small)
15.
54287
1
LOGO
Rhino Logo
16.
54691
2
LOGO
Rhino Logo
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SAFETY
Decal Description
8 -- 44900
11 -- 44909
16 -- 54691
10 -- 44908
13 -- 54686
15 -- 54287
14 -- 54687
7 -- 44899
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6 -- 44898
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SAFETY
9 -- 44901
SAFETY
SAFETY
Note: Safety decal location is listed below each
decal. Replace decal if damaged or illegible.
Replacement decals are available from dealer.
4 -- 44896
1 -- 45970
3 -- 44895
5 -- 44897
12 -- 48280
2 -- 44907
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SAFETY
Federal Laws and Regulations
This section is intended to explain in broad terms the concept and effect of federal laws and regulations concerning
employer and employee equipment operators. This section is not intended as a legal interpretation of the law and
should not be considered as such.
Employer-Employee Operator Regulations
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations Part 1928.57(a)(6). www.osha.gov
Operator instructions. At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, the employer shall
instruct every employee who operates an agricultural tractor and implements in the safe operating practices
and servicing of equipment with which they are or will be involved, and of any other practices dictated by the
work environment.
Keep all guards in place when the machine is in operation;
Permit no riders on equipment
Stop engine, disconnect the power source, and wait for all machine movement to stop before servicing,
adjusting, cleaning or unclogging the equipment, except where the machine must be running to be properly
serviced or maintained, in which case the employer shall instruct employees as to all steps and procedures
which are necessary to safely service or maintain the equipment.
Make sure everyone is clear of machinery before starting the engine, engaging power, or operating the
machine.
Employer Responsibilities:
To ensure employee safety during Tractor and Implement operation, it is the employer’s responsibility to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Train the employee in the proper and safe operation of the Tractor and Implement.
Require that the employee read and fully understand the Tractor and Implement Operator’s manual.
Permit only qualified and properly trained employees to operate the Tractor and Implement.
Maintain the Tractor and Implement in a safe operational condition and maintain all shields and guards on the
equipment.
5. Ensure the Tractor is equipped with a functional ROPS and seat belt and require that the employee operator
securely fasten the safety belt and operate with the ROPS in the raised position at all times.
6. Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
7. Provide the required tools to maintain the Tractor and Implement in a good safe working condition and provide the
necessary support devices to secure the equipment safely while performing repairs and service.
8. Require that the employee operator stop operation if bystanders or passersby come within 300 feet.
Child Labor Under 16 Years of Age
Some regulations specify that no one under the age of 16 may operate power machinery. It is your responsibility to
know what these regulations are in your own area or situation. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment Standard
Administration, Wage & Home Division, Child Labor Bulletin #102.)
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Safety Section 1-19
SAFETY
This Act Seeks:
“...to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working
conditions and to preserve our human resources...”
DUTIES
Sec. 5 (a) Each employer(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from
recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees;
(2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.
(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations and
orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.
OSHA Training Requirements
INTRODUCTION SECTION
Introduction Section 2-1
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Rhino C Series Backhoes are designed to provide years of outstanding service. C Series Backhoes are designed to fit on a
wide range of compact and utility class tractors operating in a wide range of conditions. C Series backhoes should be
mounted to a sub-frame.
The purpose of this manual is to assist you with proper assembly, operation and maintenance of your new C Series
Backhoe. Successful operation and long life of the backhoe depends on proper maintenance and care during operation.
Please read and follow the instructions provided in this manual carefully. Additional instructions and information may be
provided with your backhoe’s sub-frame or mounting kit or hydraulic kit. That information should be kept with this manual at
all times.
A front end loader or adequate front ballasting weight is required before operating or transporting a
backhoe attachment.
NOTE: This safety alert symbol identifies important safety messages in this manual. Observe and follow all
safety messages to prevent personal injury.
Reference to left-hand and right-hand used in this manual refers to position of operator when seated in the operating
position of backhoe.
If at any time you have a service problem with your backhoe or need new parts, contact your local dealer. Your dealer will
need your backhoe model number and serial number to give you prompt efficient service.
Parts orders must give complete description, correct part number, total amount required, model number, all necessary
serial numbers, method of shipment and shipping addresss.
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INTRODUCTION
SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications may vary depending on tractor model, tire size and bucket used and are subject to change without
notification. Tractor must be equipped with ROPS and seat belt that will provide greater safety and installation of backhoe
subframe.
GENERAL DATA
Digging Depth (two foot flat bottom) ...............................................72.5”
Reach from center line of Swing Pivot............................................101”
Loading Height (bucket at 60°) .......................................................59”
Swing Arc .......................................................................................150°
Transport Height (maximum) ..........................................................65”
Transport Overhang........................................................................40”
Bucket Rotation ..............................................................................180°
Stabilizer Spread, down position.....................................................76”
Stabilizer Spread, up position .........................................................49”
Backhoe Weight..............................................................................625 lbs.
Shipping Weight (less bucket) ........................................................700 lbs.
INTRODUCTION
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
BUCKET DATA
BUCKET WIDTH
SAE STRUCK CAPACITY
9”
12”
16”
SAE HEAPED CAPACITY
0.48 cu. ft.
1.65 cu. ft.
1.88 cu. ft.
0.54 cu. ft.
0.75 cu. ft.
1.03 cu. ft.
CYLINDER DATA
CYLINDER
PISTON DIA.
STROKE
Boom
Dipperstick
Bucket
Swing
Stabilizer
2.5”
2.5”
2.25”
2.5”
2.25”
12.37”
12.01”
13.87”
8”
10.66”
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RETRACTED
LENGTH
20.44”
20.25”
21.25”
15.22”
17.44”
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EXTENDED
LENGTH
32.82”
32.26”
35.12
23.22”
28.09”
ROD DIA.
1.375”
1.375”
1.375”
1.375”
1.375”
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INTRODUCTION
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Introduction Section 2-4
OPERATION SECTION
Operation Section 3-1
OPERATION
CAUTION: To avoid possible injury, observe
the
following
safety
rules
BEFORE
OPERATING backhoe.
• Be sure area is clear of underground utilities or other
hazards.
• Position a barricade around work area.
• Keep bystanders a safe distance away.
OPERATION
PRE-OPERATION CHECKLIST
This backhoe is designed for safety, durability and operator
convenience. To insure satisfactory performance, complete
the following check list and make all necessary
adjustments before initial operation.
1.
2.
3.
CONTROLS
The backhoe has two major control levers, Boom/Swing
and Crowd/Bucket. These controls are located on the
control panel directly ahead of the operator.
The stabilizer control levers are located between the two
major control levers.
BOOM/SWING
Push lever forward, boom moves down, away from
operator. Pull lever back, boom moves up, toward operator.
Pushing lever farther forward into detent position puts
boom into “float”. Float detent position allows boom to drift
up or down.
All safety shields must be in place.
Safety and operation decals must be in place,
undamaged and clean.
Hydraulic hookup must be correct and all connections
tight.
Move lever to left, backhoe swings left. Move lever to right,
backhoe swings right.
By moving lever to one of the intermediate positions, boom
can be swung left or right at the same time as it is being
raised
or
lowered,
performing
two
operations
simultaneously.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
All bolts and pins which attach backhoe to tractor
must be in place. Check tightness of bolts and check
that all pins are retained.
Tractor must be in proper operating condition.
Lubricate backhoe, see MAINTENANCE SECTION.
Controls must operate properly. See OPERATION
SECTION.
Cycle all cylinders slowly to purge air from hydraulic
system.
Hydraulic system oil level must be correct. Reservoir
level should be 1” from top of tank.
OPERATING DIRECTIONS
The terms right, left, front and back shall be from the
position of the operator when seated in the operating
position on the backhoe.
ENGINE SPEED
Speed at which backhoe operates is dependent on tractor
engine RPM. Use a moderate engine speed to start and
increase it as your experience permits.
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Swing left and lower boom by moving control lever forward
and to the left.
Swing left and raise boom by moving control lever back
and to the left.
Swing right and lower boom by moving control lever
forward to the right.
Swing right and raise boom by moving control lever back
and to the right.
CROWD/BUCKET
Push lever forward, dipperstick moves away from operator.
Pull lever back, dipperstick moves toward operator.
Move lever to left, bucket curls in. Move lever right, bucket
extends out.
By moving lever to one of the intermediate positions,
dipperstick can be extended or retracted at the same time
as bucket is being loaded or dumped.
Move dipperstick away and extend bucket by moving lever
forward and to the right.
Operation Section 3-2
OPERATION
Move dipperstick away and curl bucket by moving lever
back and to the right.
Move dipperstick away and extend (dump) bucket by
moving lever forward and to the right.
Move dipperstick toward operator and extend bucket by
moving lever back and to the right.
OPERATION
The two operations of the boom and swing lever combined
with the two operations performed by bucket and
dipperstick control lever provide four simultaneous
operations of the two levers. Oil flow will go to operation
which requires the least pressure. The ability to feather
valve spools and balance pressure comes with experience
resulting in reduced cycle times.
As operator becomes more familiar with operation of
backhoe, it will be common practice to operate two controls
at one time. For example, with bucket extended and
dipperstick extended, the lift control and crowd control can
be operated together to bring bucket toward operator with
down pressure on it. As dipperstick approaches operator,
the crowd and bucket controls can be operated together to
close bucket and trap material. At end of stroke, lift and
crowd controls are operated to move load up and away
from operator to save time in clearing excavation.
LEFT HAND STABILIZER
Push lever forward, left hand stabilizer lowers. Pull lever
back, left hand stabilizer raises.
RIGHT HAND STABILIZER
Push lever forward, right hand stabilizer lowers. Pull lever
back, right hand stabilizer raises.
OPERATING BACKHOE
CAUTION: To avoid possible injury, observe
the
following
safety
rules
BEFORE
OPERATING backhoe.
• Operate from backhoe operator’s seat only.
• Lower stabilizers until weight of tractor is supported
by stabilizers. Do not lift tractor tires off ground.
• Do not dig near stabilizers.
• Do not attempt to raise tractor off ground or move
tractor forward or backward using backhoe
dipperstick or bucket.
• Do not lose stability by swinging bucket downhill
when positioned on a slope.
It is not difficult to become an efficient operator. Control
operating decals are located in front of control levers. Study
these decals. They will assist you in becoming familiar with
the controls.
Smooth, light handling of controls will result in the most
efficient backhoe operation.
Operate backhoe control levers to become familiar with
their speed and movements. Engine speed will determine
speed of cylinder operation.
Swing boom several times to practice controlling the speed
of swing. Do not operate swing more than 45 degrees each
way for the first few times. Gradually increase the arc.
Best results are obtained by digging near center of swing
arc so material can be dumped on either side.
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This dual operation of controls will speed and simplify
digging operation. Normally two or more movements will
not be equal or even simultaneous, but as pressure within
the cylinders and resistance of an operating member of
backhoe lessens, it will begin to move. It is balancing the
force of one member against another.
NOTE: Actuating bucket is the key to powerful digging.
Operating the crowd and bucket controls simultaneously
will insure a full bucket and prevent wasted motion and
time.
Operation Section 3-3
OPERATION
OPERATION
FILLING BUCKET
DUMPING BUCKET
Control the bucket attitude throughout the digging cycle to
keep teeth at the proper angle for best penetration. This will
minimize dragging and scraping the bucket through the
ground.
To dump the bucket at the end of the digging cycle, lift the
bucket clear of the trench while crowding it out and
swinging it to the spoil pile.
When digging in hard-packed soil, bucket penetration can
be increased by applying down pressure with the boom
while crowding in and curling the bucket. If the crowd action
“stalls”, it may be necessary to apply lift occasionally during
the digging cycle to correct the bucket depth.
As the pile is approached, dump the bucket. When the
bucket is empty, the dipstick and bucket are in position to
resume digging upon return to the trench.
IMPORTANT: Avoid constant jarring or hammering-type
contact between the spoil pile and the loaded bucket as
this may cause premature wear to the backhoe pin and
bushings.
TRENCHING BETWEEN A BUILDING & OPEN
EXCAVATORS
Start the trench at the building. Trench out halfway to the
excavation. Then, start trenching from the excavation to the
first trench. Dig toward the first trench until there is just
enough room to move the unit out from between the two
trenches.
To obtain a cleaner trench and avoid the build-up of
material directly in front of the backhoe, crowd out and
completely curl the bucket while starting to lift it from the
excavation. In this way, excess material will fall back into
the excavation.
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Operation Section 3-4
OPERATION
Position the unit so the backhoe swing post is over
the center line of the trench connection. Dig with the
backhoe at extreme swing positions, and in as close
to the stabilizers as possible. Pile the soil on the
opposite side of the trenches.
When on the side of a steep slope, cut a level surface
along the uphill side of the trench with the loader.
Pile the spoil of the cut downhill. When digging, pile the
spoil of the trench uphill.
Dig field trenches progressively. As soon as one trench is
completed, have the work men lay the tile. Start the next
trench, using the spoil to fill the previous trench.
SIDE SLOPE EXCAVATING OR TRENCHING
Dig with the backhoe uphill whenever possible.
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Operation Section 3-5
OPERATION
Position the unit forward with the lift and crowd levers so
the two trenches can be connected. Pile the spoil on the
opposite side of the trench.
Level the backhoe on slopes with the stabilizers to dig
plumb trenches, or use the backhoe or loader to cut a level
slot for the uphill wheel and stabilizer. Pile the slot on the
low side.
OPERATION
OPERATION
MISCELLANEOUS
BACKFILLING
When finishing straight walls or bell holes in sandy soil, use
a platform under the rear tires and stabilizers. The platform
distributes the load over a larger area and lessens the
possibility of a cave-in. The platform also tends to keep the
unit from creeping rearward if hard digging is encountered.
Backfill by lifting the bucket over the spoil pile and then
crowding in. Pull both the crowd and lift levers for smooth,
even backfilling.
IMPORTANT: Do not backfill by using the swing circuit and
dragging the bucket sideways. Doing so can cause
damage to the dipstick, boom, swing cylinders, or
mainframe.
SEAT ADJUSTMENT
To adjust seat up or down, remove clevis pin (1) and hair
pin (2) which secures seat bracket (3) to seat post (4) and
raise or lower the seat. Adjust seat forward or rearward by
repositioning seat on mounting plate (5).
FINISHING STRAIGHT WALLS
Finish the far wall by crowding out while forcing the bucket
down with the bottom. Actuate the bucket (curl out) to keep
the bottom of the bucket vertical.
To finish the rear wall, lift up and crowd in. Keep the edges
of the bucket horizontal.
OPTIONAL SWIVEL SEAT MECHANISM
Refer to instruction sheet provided with swivel mechanism
for installation and operation instructions.
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Operation Section 3-6
OPERATION
MOUNTING AND DISMOUNTING BUCKETS
BOOM LOCK
Mount buckets using 1 x 6-5/8 anti-rotation pins (1), 5/16 x
2” cap screws (2) and lock nuts (3).
Use boom lock when transporting backhoe.
1.
2.
Completely raise boom and lower dipperstick.
Secure boom using boom lock bracket.
STABILIZER LOCK
Use stabilizer lock when transporting backhoe.
1.
2.
Completely raise stabilizers.
Secure each stabilizer using stabilizer lock brackets.
OPERATION
PLACING THE STABILIZERS
Set the stabilizers to remove weight from the rear wheels.
Rear wheels are to remain touching the ground as this
provides for the widest stabilizer stance and lowest center
of gravity.
Raising the wheels off the ground will not only reduce
stability and digging depth, but impair performance and
impose unnecessary stress on the backhoe and tractor.
SWING LOCK
Use swing lock when transporting or dismounting backhoe.
Position boom straight back and drop pin through holes in
swing frame and mainframe. Store pin in bushing provided
on mainframe.
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Operation Section 3-7
OPERATION
TRANSPORTING THE BACKHOE
REMOVAL FROM TRACTOR - STORAGE
OPERATION
CAUTION: To avoid possible injury, observe the
following safety rules BEFORE OPERATING
backhoe.
• Travel slowly over rough terrain, on hillsides, and
around curves to prevent tipping.
• Do not drive tractor near the edge of a ditch or
excavation.
• Use accessory lights and slow moving vehicle
emblem when traveling on highways.
Before leaving backhoe operator’s seat, position backhoe
for transport by raising boom, swinging to center, curling
bucket in, crowding dipperstick in and raising stabilizers.
Install swing, boom and stabilizer locks.
When transporting for long distances, periodically examine
backhoe and raise boom, stabilizers and bucket back up to
full height. It is normal for backhoe to slowly settle while
being transported.
IMPORTANT: “Position SMV sign on mounting bracket
located on bucket cylinder when transporting backhoe.
During backhoe operation, position SMV sign on bracket
located on tractor if it does not interfere with the backhoe
operation. When backhoe is removed from the tractor,
place SMV sign on bracket located on tractor.”
Backhoe is self-assisting during installation and removal
procedures.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Put stabilizers down and lift backhoe slightly. Rotate
boom straight back.
Install swing lock pin.
Complete raise boom and lower dipperstick. Curl
bucket until bottom of bucket is level with ground.
Lower boom until bucket rests firmly on ground.
Remove pins which secure backhoe to tractor.
Lower front of subframe to rest on ground.
Slowly drive forward until tractor clears backhoe.
Engage tractor brakes.
Lower backhoe by raising stabilizers and boom until
backhoe or subframe rests on suitable blocking. Leave
stabilizers touching ground.
NOTE: For added stability, rest backhoe or subframe on
wood blocks or plywood.
8.
Shut off tractor. Work handles back and forth to relieve
hydraulic pressure. Disconnect hydraulic lines or pump
from backhoe.
9. For long term storage, coat all exposed cylinder rods
with grease.
10. Lubricate all grease fittings, stabilizer pivot pins and
complete handle linkage.
WARNING: To avoid injury during removal of
backhoe:
• Do not permit bystanders within 15 feet.
• Dismount backhoe on firm level ground.
• Always shut off tractor engine, disengage PTO and
relieve pressure before disconnecting oil lines.
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Operation Section 3-8
MAINTENANCE SECTION
Maintenance Section 3-1
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
CYLINDER SERVICE
CYLINDER ASSEMBLY
Cylinder are designed to be reliable and easy to service. If
a cylinder should malfunction during warranty period,
return complete cylinder assembly, without disassembling,
to your authorized service department for instructions.
Unauthorized disassembly of a cylinder in warranty period
will VOID WARRANTY.
NOTE: Be careful not to damage seals and o-rings on
edges or holes in cylinder tube. Inspect and remove burrs
and sharp edges if necessary before reassembly.
Following is an outline procedure for disassembling and
reassembling cylinders.
1.
NOTE: Lips of seal (3) must face inward and seal must be
firmly seated in groove. For easier installation, place seal
(3) in 120°F water to warm seal.
2.
CYLINDER DISASSEMBLY
1.
2.
Hold cylinder tube (13) stationary and pull wire ring
(14) out through slot. Rotate head (6) to ease
disassembly.
Pull shaft (1), with all assembled parts, out of cylinder
tube.
NOTE: Resistance will be felt until piston seal (10) slides
over wire retaining ring groove. Seal is usually damaged
when cylinder is disassembled.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Remove lock nut (12) from end of shaft and slide
piston (8) and cylinder head (6) off shaft.
Remove piston wear ring (11), piston seal (10) and oring (9) from outside grooves on piston (Swing
cylinders have additional steel ring between piston
and nut).
Remove wiper seal (2), rod seal (3) and wear ring (7)
from inside of cylinder head and o-ring (5) with backup
washer (4) from groove on outside of head.
Clean all parts including cylinder tube, in a suitable
cleaning solvent, then use air pressure to blow any
dirt or excess solvent from all parts.
Examine all parts for wear or damage and replace, if
necessary.
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Place rod seal (3) into groove inside cylinder head.
3.
4.
5.
Install wiper seal (2) with lip of seal facing out and
flush with top of cylinder head. Install wear ring (7)
inside other end of head.
Place o-ring (5) with backup washer (4) in groove on
outside of head. Backup washer must be on rod side.
Remove sharp edges on outer edge of threaded end
of shaft (1). Lubricate wiper seal (2) and rod seal (3) in
head and carefully slide head onto shaft.
Place o-ring (9), piston seal (10) and piston wear ring
(11) in grooves on outside of piston.
NOTE: For easier installation, place piston seal (10) in
120°F water to warm seal.
6.
7.
8.
Slide piston onto threaded end of shaft and install lock
nut (12). Swing, bucket and stabilizers cylinders;
tighten lock nut (12) to 300 ft./lbs. Lift and dipperstick
cylinders; tighten lock nut (12) to 375 ft./lbs. on lift
cylinders.
Lubricate piston wear ring (11) and piston seal (10) on
piston, o-ring (5) and backup washer (4) on head and
inside of cylinder tube (13), then carefully slide piston
and head into cylinder tube.
Insert wire retaining ring (14) into slot in cylinder tube
(13). Apply pressure to wire ring to thread it into
groove while turning cylinder head.
Maintenance Section 3-2
MAINTENANCE
CAUTION: To avoid possible injury, observe
the following safety rules when servicing
backhoe.
BEGINNING OF SEASON
Remove all protective covering. Remove excessive grease
from cylinder rods if unit has been in long term storage.
Check hydraulic hoses for deterioration and replace if
necessary. Caution, hydraulic hoses may be under
pressure. Make sure pressure has been relieved before
removing hoses.
Lubricate all grease fittings and oil handle linkage.
Clean and inspect all safety and operation decals. Replace
missing or damaged decals.
WARNING: Escaping hydraulic fluid under
pressure can penetrate skin causing serious
injury.
• DO NOT use your hand to check for leaks. Use a
piece of cardboard or paper to search for leaks.
• Stop engine and relieve pressure before connecting
or disconnecting lines.
• Tighten all connections before starting engine or
pressurizing lines.
• Oil leaks on the suction side will draw air into the
system, causing oil in reservoir to appear foamy.
• When tightening connections, always use two
wrenches.
IMPORTANT: Do not overtighten fittings. Make them just
tight enough to eliminate leaks.
NOTE: Apply sealant only to all tapered threads unless
coupled with swivel adapters. When using teflon tape, wrap
tape clockwise (as viewed from end) and wrap tape only
twice. Keep sealant away front first two threads of tapered
end to prevent contamination of hydraulic fluid. Do not use
sealant on o-ring or flare adapter threads.
Hoses on backhoe are very severely worked and will fail in
time. Examine them regularly and replace any that show
signs of failure. Pay careful attention to routing of hoses so
they can move freely, without kinking and cannot be
pinched or cut by any part of backhoe.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM RESERVOIR
Maintain reservoir fluid level at 1 inch below tank top when
bucket is extended to full reach, bucket rolled back for
loading and resting on the ground, and stabilizers fully
raised. If reservoir is overfilled, fluid may be forced out of
breather cap.
Fill hydraulic fluid to proper level.
Fill with SAE 10 engine oil with API”SD” classification in
northern climates and SAE 40W engine oil with API”SD”
classification in southern climates.
Tighten all loose bolts, nuts and set screws (See Torque
chart).
Change oil and filter every 200 hours or more often if
necessary.
Replace oil filter.
Sharpen or replace worn bucket teeth.
Operate backhoe slowly for a short time before placing unit
under full load.
Fully cycle backhoe through all movements several times
to purge air from system.
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MAINTENANCE
• Do not oil, grease or adjust backhoe while it is in
motion.
• Do not change any backhoe relief valve settings.
Relief valve settings are factory set for best backhoe
performance and safety.
• Escaping fluid under pressure can have sufficient
force to penetrate the skin and cause serious injury.
Be sure to relieve all presure before disconnecting
lines. Be sure all connections are tight and that
lines, pipes and hoses are not damaged before
applying pressure to the system.
• Fluid escaping from a very small hole can be almost
invisible. Use a piece of cardboard or wood - not
your hands - to search for suspected leaks.
• See a doctor at once if injured by escaping fluid.
Serious infection or reaction can develop if proper
medical treatment is not administered immediately.
• Protect your eyes - wear safety glasses. Guard
against injury when driving connecting pins or
performing any repair in which particles can chip
from work piece or striking tool.
HYDRAULIC HOSES
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
BUCKET TOOTH POINTS
Bucket tooth points are self-sharpening and will require
little attention. However, points can be replaced when they
become badly worn or broken.
Remove point from welded tooth shank by hammering at
“A” on tooth point or by driving a chisel at “B”, just between
tooth point box section and tooth shank. Install new point
and anchor it to shank by peening at location shown.
It a tooth shank breaks off, becoming lost or damaged so
that is cannot hold a tooth point, a new shank should be
welded to bucket.
LUBRICATION CHART
Item No.
Location Description
Qty. Total
TIGHTENING NUTS AND BOLTS
1
Rod, Swing Cylinders
1
Periodically check to be sure all bolts and nuts are tight
(See Torque Chart).
2
Base, Swing Cylinders
1
Check all pivot pins for cotter pins, washers and retainers.
If any are missing, replace them.
3
Rod, Stabilizer Cylinders
2
4
Base, Stabilizer Cylinder
2
LUBRICATION
5
Stabilizer Pivot Arm
2
Economical and efficient operation of backhoe is
dependent upon regular and proper lubrication of all
moving parts with a quality lubricant.
6
Swing Post
2
7
Boom to Swing Frame
1
8
Rod, Boom Cylinder
1
9
Base, Boom Cylinder
1
Lubricate all 20 grease fittings at least twice daily (See
Lubrication Chart for locations), once at the beginning of
operation and again approximately half way through the
work day. Grease hourly any joints that operate in water.
10
Rod, Dipperstick Cylinder
1
11
Boom, Dipperstick Pivot
1
12
Base, Bucket Cylinder
1
Control valve handle linkage should be oiled with SAE 30
oil.
13
Rod, Bucket Cylinder
1
14
Bucket, 4-Bar Link
1
15
4-Bar Link
1
16
Dipperstick, Bucket Pivot
1
All parts provided with grease fittings should be lubricated
with a good quality chassis lube type grease. If any grease
fittings are missing, replace them immediately. Clean all
fittings thoroughly before using grease gun.
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MAINTENANCE
HYDRAULIC TROUBLESHOOTING
Hydraulic troubleshooting material presented in this section
is offered as a guide to diagnosing probable causes and
remedies for general operational problems.
Match your problem wiht the typical problem examples
given in the possible cause column. These numbers
correspond with the possible cause and correction
paragraphs that follow.
PROBLEM
1, 2, 5, 7, 15, 23
Machine looses power after
initially operating
satisfactorily.
1, 8, 10, 15, 23
Loss of power in lift or crowd
cylinder, but other cylinders
function properly
22, 24, 28
Loss of power in any one
cylinder including lift and
crowd
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 22,
23, 25
Loss of power or loss of
cushioning action in swing
cylinders, but other cylinders
function properly.
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 22,
23, 25
Maximum swing action
cannot be obtained.
12, 14
Slow operation of machine
(lack of power) all cylinders.
1, 4, 6, 15, 23
Spongy or jerky action of
cylinders and/ or noisy
operation.
1, 3, 4, 5
Lift crowd or bucket cylinders
drop under load when lever
spools are shifted from
neutral.
26, 28
Load drops or settles.
8, 10, 13, 25, 26
Leaky cylinders.
10, 11, 12, 13
Leaky valve.
8, 15, 16, 27
Sticky valve spool.
16, 19, 20, 21
Unable to push valve spool
in.
16, 17, 20, 21
Spring centered spools do not
return to neutral.
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
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1
Low oil level in
reservoir.
Fill reservoir to proper
level.
2
No oil supply to
machine.
Engage tractor PTO.
3
Air in system.
Purge all circuits of air by
operating all cylinders
through full movements
several times. Check oil in
reservoir for foaming.
Check all suction lines for
leaks. Fill reservoir to
correct level.
4
Oil viscosity too
heavy or oil is not at
operating
temperature.
Use recommended
hydraulic fluid. Run
machine until it reaches
operating temperature.
5
Pump not running.
Check PTO to be sure it is
engaged. Pump
connected to PTO.
6
Insufficient pumping.
Advance engine throttle.
7
Improper hose
connection.
IMPORTANT: Be sure inlet
and return hoses are
hooked up correctly.
Improper hookup will
result in damage to
backhoe valve.
8
Loose hydraulic
connections, leaks
in fittings or hoses.
Tighten all hose
connections and replace
all damaged o-rings at
leaking o-ring fittings.
Check and replace any
damaged hoses.
9
Restriction in fittings
or hoses.
Check and replace any
damaged hoses and
fittings. Check for pinched
hoses.
10
Oil is bypassing
cylinder piston.
Replace or rebuild
cylinder. Replace
damaged parts.
11
Scored piston rods
or worn rod guides
in cylinder.
Replace or rebuild
cylinder. Replace
damaged parts.
12
Bent piston rod in
cylinder
Replace or rebuild
cylinder. Replace
damaged parts
13
Worn or damaged
rod seals on
cylinder. External
leaks.
Re-pack cylinder. Rebuild
cylinder replacing
damaged parts as
necessary.
14
Swing linkage
jammed.
Remove interference.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Machine fails to operate
when initially started.
CORRECTIVE ACTION
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MAINTENANCE
NOTE: If, when using the following chart, it is decided that
overhaul of components or pressure adjustment is
necessary, it is recommended that your dealer make these
repairs. He is equipped to do this work.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
15
Excessive back
pressure.
Restriction between “in”
and “out” port and
reservoir.
16
Paint on valve spool.
Sticking valve spool,
or scored valve.
Clean valve spool. Binding
may be caused by over
tightened plug, mounting
bolt, fitting or tie rod bolt.
See Item 30.
Oil leakage past
spool seal into spool
cap.
If spool cap contains oil,
replace spool seal o-ring.
If o-ring retainer is
“bellied”, check for
restriction from “out” port
reservoir. See Item 30.
18
Broken return
springs.
Replace broken return
springs.
19
Bent spool.
Return for factory repair or
replace with new spool
section. See Item 30.
20
Foreign particles.
Clean system and valve.
21
Misalignment of
control handle
linkage.
Check linkage for binding
condition.
22
Spool not moved to
full stroke.
Spool travel should be
5/16” either way or 5/8”
total.
23
Relief valve setting
in control valve too
low or defective.
Clean or overhaul relief
valve or replace cartridge.
Refer to VALVE SERVICE
section for proper PSI
settings.
24
Overload relief valve
in control valve
stuck open or
malfunctioning.
Clean relief. Do not disturb
pressure setting or replace
cartridge.
25
Worn control valve.
Replace control valve.
26
Check poppet in
control valve not
holding.
Clean check poppet(s)
carefully. Ensure free
movement and proper
seating or replace check
poppet. See Item 30.
27
Damaged or worn
spool seals.
Replace spool end seals.
28
Check ball in anticavitation is stuck or
not seated properly.
Clean anti-cavitation valve
carefully. Assure that
checks move freely and
seat properly or replace
cartridge. See Item 30.
29
Valve cap and
center return
mechanism binding.
Loosen screws holding
cap on valve (ref. Valve
Service image). Operate
valve spool and retighten
screws.
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This valve is a precision device and is not intended for
extensive field adjustment or repair. Field replacement
parts are limited to seal kits, cartridges and tie rod ends.
Beyond replacement of these parts, opening of check
cavities and certain relief valve cavities to examine for
trapped dirt, or resetting main relief valve with the use of a
good pressure gauge, valve should be returned for service.
Dirt and shreds of packing material are the usual causes of
valve malfunction. Be sure that oil supply is kept clean. Use
only factory supplied packings in cylinder repair. Fittings
and hoses must be clean before being removed.
NOTE: Pay close attention to all caution warning notes so
valve will not have to be returned to manufacturer for
reconditioning.
Troubleshooting guide is designed to help qualified
individuals, with valve service training, correct minor
problems which may develop. If valve is under warranty do
not attempt disassembly for repairs. Contact your
authorized dealer. Any attempt to disassemble valve during
warranty period will VOID warranty.
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MAINTENANCE
VALVE SERVICE
Top of valve is defined as side where joysticks are
installed.
Before servicing valve, make sure backhoe has boom
locked, stabilizers locked, and dipper in down position.
Shut off tractor and relieve pressure by activating valve
handles. Use a drip pan below backhoe to catch any
escaping oil during removal of valve.
MAIN RELIEF REPLACEMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Use a socket to remove main relief from valve
housing.
Inspect new relief to ensure seal is properly installed,
and apply grease around the relief.
Ensure that pressure setting stamped on new relief
matches the setting of old relief.
Install o-rings on relief.
Insert relief and torque to 60 ft./lbs.
SPOOL SEAL INSTALLATION
1.
Remove the mechanical joystick kit from the top of the
valve and the return kit from the bottom.
2.
Remove the old o-rings and leave spool in housing,
making sure spool is in center position.
3.
Lightly oil one seal and insert it in top of valve. Slide
the seal into position in the groove in the valve body,
making sure that it does not fall into the spool groove.
4.
Lightly oil a second o-ring and insert in bottom of
valve. Slide the seal into position in the groove in the
valve body making sure it does not fall into the spool
groove. Do not push on the spool as it may cause the
first seal to come out of the groove.
WARNING: If either of the seals falls in the
spool groove, it may be cut when the spool
moves. If this happens, make sure to gently
remove the seal from the groove, and
reposition seal after inspecting for cuts in the
housing groove once the spool is back in
center position.
5.
Reinstall the mechanical joystick kit on the top of the
valve and return kit on the bottom.
TORQUE SETTINGS
1.
Main Relief Body: 60 ft./lbs.
2.
Load Check Valve: 15 ft./lbs.
3.
Screws: 4 ft./lbs.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Failure to lock booms and
stabilizer and relieve pressure in valve can
cause serious injury from equipment falling
when hydraulic pressure is released by the
removal of valve.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
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MAINTENANCE
PARTS LIST
DESCRIPTION
O-RING
O-RING
VALVE BODY/RELIEF
PISTON
SPRING
O-RING
REGISTER
NUT, M16-1.5
DEFLECTOR
O-RING
CENTERING RING
SPRING
SPACER
SCREW
CAP
SCREW
SCREW
CIRCLIP
WASHER
BUSHING
SPRING
BALL HOLDER
STEEL BALL D.5
STEEL BALL D.7
CAP
WASHER
SPACER
SPRING
SPACER
CENTERING RING
O-RING 15.10 X 2.70 X 1.5
PLUG
COPPER GASKET 14 X 20 X 15
REGISTER
SPRING
PISTON
VALVE BODY/RELIEF
O-RING 17.17 X 1.78
O-RING
PLUG
O-RING 17.17 X 1.78
O-RING
PLUG
SPRING
O-RING 11.11 X 1.78
BODY
PLUG
LEVER
RUBBER BELLOWS
HOUSING/LEVER
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QTY.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
5
5
5
10
5
20
20
4
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
1
1
1
6
6
6
6
1
2
2
2
ITEM
NO.
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
DESCRIPTION
O-RING 15.10 X 2.70
CENTERING RING
LEVER PIN
SCREW
O-RING 15.10 X 2.70
NUT
PLATE/JOYSTICK
SCREW
ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
PIN
FLANGE
SCREW
NUT, M7
O-RING GASKET
RUBBER BELLOWS
SCREW
ARICULATION
NUT, M6
FLANGE
CENTERING RING
O-RING 15.60 X 1.78
PLATE/JOYSTICK
VALVE BLOCK
PLUG
QTY.
2
2
2
8
4
3
1
8
2
2
2
1
6
4
2
2
4
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
*This parts list is provided to aid in maintenance and
servicing only. Service parts are sold in kits only.
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MAINTENANCE
ITEM
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS
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Maintenance Section 3-10
RHINO
LIMITED WARRANTY
1.
2.
LIMITED WARRANTIES
1.01.
Rhino warrants for one year from the purchase date to the original non-commercial, governmental, or municipal purchaser
(“Purchaser”) and warrants for six months to the original commercial or industrial purchaser (“Purchaser”) that the goods
purchased are free from defects in material or workmanship.
1.02.
Manufacturer will replace for the Purchaser any part or parts found, upon examination at one of its factories, to be defective under
normal use and service due to defects in material or workmanship.
1.03.
This limited warranty does not apply to any part of the goods which has been subjected to improper or abnormal use, negligence,
alteration, modification, or accident, damaged due to lack of maintenance or use of wrong fuel, oil, or lubricants, or which has
served its normal life. This limited warranty does not apply to any part of any internal combustion engine, or expendable items
such as blades, shields, guards, or pneumatic tires except as specifically found in your Operator’s Manual.
1.04.
Except as provided herein, no employee, agent, Dealer, or other person is authorized to give any warranties of any nature on
behalf of Manufacturer.
REMEDIES AND PROCEDURES.
2.01.
This limited warranty is not effective unless the Purchaser returns the Registration and Warranty Form to Manufacturer within 30
days of purchase.
2.02.
Purchaser claims must be made in writing to the Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) from whom Purchaser purchased the goods or an
approved Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) within 30 days after Purchaser learns of the facts on which the claim is based.
2.03.
Purchaser is responsible for returning the goods in question to the Dealer.
2.04.
If after examining the goods and/or parts in question, Manufacturer finds them to be defective under normal use and service due to
defects in material or workmanship, Manufacturer will:
(a)Repair or replace the defective goods or part(s) or
(b)Reimburse Purchaser for the cost of the part(s) and reasonable labor charges (as determined by Manufacturer) if Purchaser
paid for the repair and/or replacement prior to the final determination of applicability of the warranty by Manufacturer.
The choice of remedy shall belong to Manufacturer.
2.05.
3.
4.
Purchaser is responsible for any labor charges exceeding a reasonable amount as determined by Manufacturer and for returning
the goods to the Dealer, whether or not the claim is approved. Purchaser is responsible for the transportation cost for the goods or
part(s) from the Dealer to the designated factory.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
3.01.
MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS (EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN) AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH
RESPECT TO THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
3.02.
MANUFACTURER MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN, CAPABILITY, CAPACITY, OR SUITABILITY FOR USE OF
THE GOODS.
3.03.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, MANUFACTURER SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO PURCHASER OR
ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE
CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE GOODS OR ANY
BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. NOT WITHSTANDING THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND WARRANTIES, MANUFACTURER’S
LIABILITY HEREUNDER FOR DAMAGES INCURRED BY PURCHASER OR OTHERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE OF
THE GOODS.
3.04.
NO ACTION ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIMED BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR TRANSACTIONS UNDER THIS
WARRANTY MAY BE BROUGHT MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS OCCURRED.
MISCELLANEOUS.
4.01.
Proper Venue for any lawsuits arising from or related to this limited warranty shall be only in Guadalupe County, Texas.
4.02.
Manufacturer may waive compliance with any of the terms of this limited warranty, but no waiver of any terms shall be deemed to
be a waiver of any other term.
4.03.
If any provision of this limited warranty shall violate any applicable law and is held to be unenforceable, then the invalidity of such
provision shall not invalidate any other provisions herein.
4.04.
Applicable law may provide rights and benefits to purchaser in addition to those provided herein.
KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS
ATTENTION: Purchaser should fill in the blanks below for his reference when buying repair parts and/or for proper machine identification when
applying for warranty.
Rhino Implement Model___________________________
Serial Number_________________________
Date Purchased _________________________________
Dealer _______________________________
ATTENTION:
READ YOUR OPERATOR'S MANUAL
RHINO®
1020 S Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936
800-446-5158
Email: parts@servis-rhino.com
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
To keep your implement running efficiently and safely, read your manual thoroughly and follow these directions
and the Safety Messages in this Manual. The Table of Contents clearly identifies each section where you can
easily find the information you need.
The OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (1928.51 Subpart C) makes these minimum safety requirements of tractor operators:
REQUIRED OF THE OWNER:
1. Provide a Roll-Over-Protective Structure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and
2. Provide Seat belts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
3. Ensure that each employee uses such Seat belt while the tractor is moving; and
4. Ensure that each employee tightens the Seat belt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected
area provided by the ROPS
REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR:
1. Securely fasten seat belt if the tractor has a ROPS.
2. Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.
3. Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
4. Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
5. Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.
6. Do not permit others to ride.
7. Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.
8. Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
9. When the tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock, if available.

Keep children away from danger all day, every day...

Equip tractors with rollover protection (ROPS) and keep
all machinery guards in place...

Please work, drive, play and live each day with care
and concern for your safety and that of your family and
fellow citizens.
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