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DR® SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
SAFETY & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS MANUAL AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MOWER.
And congratulations on your purchase of a new DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER!
We have done our utmost to ensure that your DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER will be one of the
most trouble-free and satisfying pieces of equipment you have ever owned. Please let us know of any
questions you may have. We want to answer them as quickly as possible. When you do call, please have your
serial number and/or order number handy. For technical assistance, please call Toll-Free 1-800-DR-OWNER
(376-9637) and one of our Technical Support Representatives will be happy to help you. We also hope to hear
from you on how much you like your new helper.
In addition, please tell your friends about your new DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER! Having DR
Owners spread the word about our products and our way of doing business is the best advertising we can
have, and the best way to help us provide even better service in the years to come.
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for all of us at
Country Home Products, Inc.
SALES MANAGER
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DR® Power Equipment
A division of Country Home Products®
127 Meigs Road
Vergennes, VT 05491
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1............................................................................................................................. 1
INTRODUCING THE DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER ................................... 1
Conventions used in this manual ................................................................................... 1
CHAPTER 2............................................................................................................................. 3
GENERAL SAFETY RULES............................................................................................... 3
Labels ............................................................................................................................... 3
Protecting Yourself and Those Around You ................................................................... 5
Operating the Mower Safely............................................................................................ 5
Slope Operation............................................................................................................... 7
Safety for Children ........................................................................................................... 7
Safety with Gasoline-Powered Machines........................................................................ 8
A Note to All Users .......................................................................................................... 9
Additional Information and Potential Changes.............................................................. 9
CHAPTER 3........................................................................................................................... 11
SETTING UP YOUR DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.................................... 11
DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER Controls and Features ................................ 12
Unpacking the Mower ................................................................................................... 13
Adding Oil and Gasoline ............................................................................................... 14
Check the Tire Pressure................................................................................................. 14
CHAPTER 4........................................................................................................................... 15
OPERATING YOUR DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER .................................... 15
The Pre-Start Safety Check ............................................................................................ 15
Before Starting the Engine............................................................................................. 16
Starting........................................................................................................................... 16
Engaging the Wheel Drive ............................................................................................. 17
Engaging the Blade ........................................................................................................ 17
Stopping the Blade ........................................................................................................ 17
Stopping the Engine ...................................................................................................... 18
Obstacle Tips ................................................................................................................. 18
Slopes............................................................................................................................. 19
If the machine gets hung up ......................................................................................... 19
Cutting Brush and Saplings........................................................................................... 20
Reverse ........................................................................................................................... 20
Cutting in Wet and Heavy Growth ................................................................................ 20
CHAPTER 5........................................................................................................................... 21
MAINTAINING THE DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER .................................. 21
Regular Maintenance Check List................................................................................... 21
Lubrication ..................................................................................................................... 22
Removing the Engine Oil............................................................................................... 23
Removing and Replacing the Belts ............................................................................... 24
Removing and Replacing the Blade .............................................................................. 26
Adjusting the Wheel Clutch........................................................................................... 27
Removing and Replacing the Drive Chain .................................................................... 28
Adjusting the Blade Engagement Cable........................................................................ 29
Replacing the Blade Clutch Springs .............................................................................. 30
Removing the Wheels.................................................................................................... 31
End of Season and Storage ........................................................................................... 32
CHAPTER 6........................................................................................................................... 33
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TROUBLESHOOTING................................................................................................... 33
Troubleshooting Table................................................................................................... 33
CHAPTER 7........................................................................................................................... 36
PARTS LISTS, SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND WARRANTY........................................ 36
Parts List - Handlebar Assembly ................................................................................... 36
Schematic - Handlebar Assembly ................................................................................. 37
Parts List - Frame and Drive Assembly......................................................................... 38
Schematic - Frame and Drive Assembly ....................................................................... 39
Parts List - Brush Deck Assembly ................................................................................. 40
Schematic - Brush Deck Assembly................................................................................ 41
Parts List - Differential and Wheel Assembly................................................................ 42
Schematic - Differential and Wheel Assembly.............................................................. 43
Warranty......................................................................................................................... 45
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DR® SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCING THE DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
This manual will help you set up and safely operate your new DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.
Careful adherence to the safety and operating instructions in this manual will ensure many years of
productive use.
Please let us know of any questions you may have. We want to answer them as quickly as possible. When
you do call, please have your serial number and/or order number handy. For technical assistance, please
call Toll-Free 1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) and one of our Technical Support Representatives will be happy
to help you.
Conventions used in this manual
THIS INDICATES A HAZARDOUS SITUATION, WHICH, IF NOT AVOIDED, COULD RESULT IN DEATH
OR SERIOUS INJURY.
THIS INDICATES A HAZARDOUS SITUATION, WHICH, IF NOT AVOIDED, COULD RESULT IN MINOR
OR MODERATE INJURY.
THIS INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT IN THE PROPER USE OF YOUR MACHINE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW
THIS INSTRUCTION COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO YOUR MACHINE OR PROPERTY.
Tip: This is a helpful hint to guide you in getting the most out of your DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH
MOWER.
Tools Needed: This indicates you will need a special tool to perform a maintenance function on your
Mower.
NOTE: This information may be helpful to you.
If you are ever unsure about an action you are about to take, don’t do it, contact Country Home Products’
toll-free support at 1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) for help or information.
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CHAPTER 2
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
READ THIS SAFETY AND OPERATING MANUAL BEFORE YOU USE THE DR SCOUT FIELD AND BRUSH
MOWER. BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENSURE THE BEST
PERFORMANCE FROM YOUR MOWER.
Labels
Your DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER carries prominent labels as reminders for its proper and safe
use. Shown below are copies of all the labels that appear on the equipment. Take a moment to study them
and make a note of their location on your DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER as you assemble and
before you operate the machine. Replace damaged or missing safety and information labels immediately.
(#148231)
Read the Safety and
Operating Instructions.
Always wear safety glasses
or goggles while operating
the machine.
Do not operate the
machine near people
or animals.
Keep body parts away
from the mower blade.
Remove all objects
that could be thrown
by the mower blade.
Use caution operating the
machine on slopes.
Make sure you add oil before starting the
engine; the unit is shipped without oil.
Fill the oil reservoir slowly to make sure
you don’t overfill it. (#127811)
Keep combustible substances away from
the engine when it is hot. (#136831)
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To avoid injury, keep your hands and
feet away from the spinning blade.
(#136491)
This label shows the proper routing of
the Drive Belt. (#164371)
This label reminds you about the
importance of reading and understanding
the Safety and Operating Instructions
manual and of paying attention to the
safety warnings. (#162651)
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DR® SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Protecting Yourself and Those Around You
THIS IS A HIGH-POWERED MACHINE, WITH MOVING PARTS OPERATING WITH HIGH ENERGY AT HIGH
SPEEDS. PROPER CLOTHING AND SAFETY GEAR MUST BE USED WHEN OPERATING THIS MACHINE TO
PREVENT OR MINIMIZE THE RISK OF SEVERE INJURY. THIS MACHINE CAN CUT, AND SEVER PARTS OF
YOUR BODY IF THEY BECOME IN CONTACT WITH THE MOVING BLADE. ALWAYS TAKE THE FOLLOWING
PRECAUTIONS WHEN OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
• ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GOGGLES OR SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE SHIELDS WHILE MOWING TO
PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM POSSIBLE THROWN DEBRIS.
• WEAR SHOES WITH NON-SLIP TREADS WHEN USING YOUR DR SCOUT FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER.
IF YOU HAVE SAFETY SHOES, WE RECOMMEND WEARING THEM. DO NOT USE THE MACHINE
WHILE BAREFOOT OR WEARING OPEN SANDALS.
• AVOID WEARING LOOSE CLOTHING OR JEWELRY, WHICH MIGHT BE CAUGHT ON THE MOWER’S
MOVING PARTS.
• WE RECOMMEND WEARING GLOVES WHILE MOWING. BE SURE YOUR GLOVES FIT PROPERLY AND
DO NOT HAVE LOOSE CUFFS OR DRAWSTRINGS.
Operating the Mower Safely
THIS IS A HIGH-POWERED MACHINE, WITH MOVING PARTS OPERATING WITH HIGH ENERGY AT HIGH
SPEEDS. THE MACHINE MUST BE OPERATED SAFELY. UNSAFE OPERATION CAN CREATE A NUMBER OF
HAZARDS FOR YOU, AS WELL AS ANYONE ELSE IN THE NEARBY AREA. ALWAYS TAKE THE FOLLOWING
PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING THIS MACHINE:
• NEVER ALLOW PEOPLE WHO ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO USE THE DR SCOUT
FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER.
• KEEP BYSTANDERS AT LEAST 100 FEET AWAY FROM YOUR WORK AREA AT ALL TIMES. OBJECTS CAN
BE THROWN FAR FROM THE MOWER AND AT GREAT SPEEDS. TO BE SAFE, DO NOT OPERATE THE
MACHINE NEAR SMALL CHILDREN OR PETS, AND NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE THE
MOWER. DISENGAGE THE BLADE AND STOP THE ENGINE WHEN ANOTHER PERSON OR PET
APPROACHES.
• CLEAR THE AREA OF OBJECTS SUCH AS ROCKS, TOYS, WIRE, BONES, STICKS ETC., WHICH COULD BE
PICKED UP AND THROWN BY THE BLADE.
• BE SURE ALL BLADE AND WHEEL CONTROLS ARE DISENGAGED BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO START THE
ENGINE. ENGAGE AND DISENGAGE THE BLADE A FEW TIMES TO GET USED TO IT BEFORE MOWING.
• KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET AWAY FROM THE BLADE, BELTS, CHAINS, BLADE PULLEYS, AND
CONCEALED AREAS WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. NEVER REACH UNDER THE DECK OR GRAB
HOLD OF ANY PART OF THE DECK WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.
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ALWAYS SHUT OFF THE ENGINE WHENEVER YOU LEAVE THE MACHINE. REMOVE THE SPARK PLUG
WIRE BEFORE ADJUSTING THE MACHINE. IF YOU HAVE TO STOP TO REMOVE GRASS OR DEBRIS
FROM THE UNDERSIDE OF THE DECK, ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE FIRST.
THE EXHAUST AREA ON THE ENGINE BECOMES VERY HOT WITH USE. ALLOW THE ENGINE TO
COOL BEFORE DOING MAINTENANCE OR MAKING ADJUSTMENTS.
KEEP COMBUSTIBLE SUBSTANCES AWAY FROM THE ENGINE WHEN IT IS HOT.
WHEN OPERATING OVER UNEVEN TERRAIN AND SLOPES, USE EXTREME CAUTION TO ENSURE
SOLID AND FIRM FOOTING. KEEP A FIRM HOLD ON THE HANDLEBARS AND WALK, NEVER RUN.
STOP THE BLADE WHEN CROSSING GRAVEL DRIVES, WALKS, OR ROADS.
USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN MOWING IN WET OR SLIPPERY CONDITIONS.
ALWAYS OPERATE THE MOWER FROM BEHIND. NEVER PASS OR STAND ON THE DISCHARGE
(RIGHT) SIDE OR IN FRONT OF MACHINE WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.
DO NOT PULL THE MOWER BACKWARDS UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. LOOK DOWN AND
BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE MOVING BACKWARDS.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CONDITIONS, REMOVE, BEND, CUT, FIT, WELD, OR OTHERWISE ALTER
STANDARD PARTS ON THE DR SCOUT FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER. THIS INCLUDES ALL SHIELDS
AND GUARDS. MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR MACHINE COULD CAUSE PERSONAL INJURIES AND
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY.
IF THE MACHINE STARTS TO MAKE AN UNUSUAL NOISE OR VIBRATION, IMMEDIATELY SHUT OFF
THE ENGINE, DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE, AND ALLOW ALL MOVING PARTS TO COME TO A
COMPLETE STOP. VIBRATION IS GENERALLY A WARNING OF TROUBLE. INSPECT FOR CLOGGING OR
DAMAGE. CLEAN AND REPAIR AND/OR REPLACE DAMAGED PARTS.
WHILE USING THE DR SCOUT FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER, DON'T HURRY OR TAKE THINGS FOR
GRANTED. WHEN IN DOUBT ABOUT THE EQUIPMENT OR YOUR SURROUNDINGS, STOP THE
MACHINE AND TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK THINGS OVER. MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE 100%
CONTROL OF THE MOWER AT ALL TIMES.
DO NOT OPERATE THE MACHINE WHEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR MEDICATION.
WATCH FOR TRAFFIC WHEN MOWING NEAR ROADWAYS.
USE THE MACHINE ONLY IN DAYLIGHT OR GOOD ARTIFICIAL LIGHT.
DR® SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Slope Operation
SLOPES ARE A MAJOR FACTOR RELATED TO SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS, WHICH CAN RESULT IN SEVERE
INJURY. ALL SLOPES REQUIRE CAUTION. IF YOU FEEL UNEASY ON A SLOPE, DO NOT MOW IT. ALWAYS
TAKE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING THIS MACHINE ON SLOPES:
ALWAYS:
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MOW ACROSS THE FACE OF SLOPES; NEVER UP AND DOWN. EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
CHANGING DIRECTION ON SLOPES.
REMOVE OBJECTS SUCH AS ROCKS, TREE LIMBS ETC.
WATCH FOR HOLES, RUTS, OR BUMPS. TALL GRASS CAN HIDE OBSTACLES.
NEVER:
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NEVER MOW NEAR DROP-OFFS, DITCHES, OR EMBANKMENTS. YOU COULD LOSE YOUR FOOTING
OR BALANCE.
NEVER MOW ON SLOPES GREATER THAN 20 DEGREES OR ANY EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES.
NEVER MOW ON WET SLOPES. REDUCED TRACTION COULD RESULT IN SLIPPING.
Safety for Children
TRAGIC ACCIDENTS CAN OCCUR IF THE OPERATOR IS NOT ALERT TO THE PRESENCE OF CHILDREN.
CHILDREN ARE OFTEN ATTRACTED TO THE MOWER AND THE MOWING ACTIVITY. NEVER ASSUME
THAT CHILDREN WILL REMAIN WHERE YOU LAST SAW THEM.
• KEEP CHILDREN OUT OF THE MOWING AREA AND UNDER THE WATCHFUL CARE OF A RESPONSIBLE
ADULT.
• BE ALERT AND TURN THE MOWER OFF IF CHILDREN ENTER THE WORK AREA.
• BEFORE AND WHILE MOVING BACKWARDS, LOOK BEHIND AND DOWN FOR SMALL CHILDREN.
• NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE THE MOWER.
• USE EXTRA CARE WHEN APPROACHING BLIND CORNERS, SHRUBS, TREES, OR OTHER OBJECTS THAT
MAY OBSCURE YOUR VISION.
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Safety with Gasoline-Powered Machines
GASOLINE IS A HIGHLY FLAMMABLE LIQUID. GASOLINE ALSO GIVES OFF FLAMMABLE VAPOR THAT
CAN BE EASILY IGNITED AND CAUSE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION. NEVER OVERLOOK THE HAZARDS OF
GASOLINE. ALWAYS FOLLOW THESE PRECAUTIONS:
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NEVER RUN THE ENGINE IN AN ENCLOSED AREA OR WITHOUT PROPER VENTILATION AS THE
EXHAUST FROM THE ENGINE CONTAINS CARBON MONOXIDE, WHICH IS AN ODORLESS,
TASTELESS, AND DEADLY POISONOUS GAS.
STORE ALL FUEL AND OIL IN CONTAINERS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED AND APPROVED FOR THIS
PURPOSE AND KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT AND OPEN FLAME, AND OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
FILL THE GASOLINE TANK OUTDOORS WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND ALLOW THE ENGINE TO COOL
COMPLETELY. DON'T HANDLE GASOLINE IF YOU OR ANYONE NEARBY IS SMOKING, OR IF YOU'RE
NEAR ANYTHING THAT COULD CAUSE IT TO IGNITE OR EXPLODE. REPLACE THE FUEL TANK AND
FUEL CONTAINER CAPS SECURELY.
IF YOU SPILL GASOLINE, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE ENGINE. MOVE THE MACHINE AWAY
FROM THE AREA OF THE SPILL AND AVOID CREATING ANY SOURCE OF IGNITION UNTIL THE GAS
VAPORS HAVE DISSIPATED. WIPE UP ANY SPILLED FUEL TO PREVENT A FIRE HAZARD AND PROPERLY
DISPOSE OF THE WASTE.
ALLOW THE ENGINE TO COOL COMPLETELY BEFORE STORING IN ANY ENCLOSURE. NEVER STORE
THE MACHINE WITH GAS IN THE TANK OR A FUEL CONTAINER, NEAR AN OPEN FLAME OR SPARK
SUCH AS A WATER HEATER.
NEVER MAKE ADJUSTMENTS OR REPAIRS WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING. DISCONNECT THE SPARK
PLUG WIRE AND KEEP THE WIRE AWAY FROM THE SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING.
NEVER TAMPER WITH SAFETY DEVICES. CHECK THEIR PROPER OPERATION REGULARLY.
DO NOT CHANGE THE ENGINE GOVERNOR SETTINGS OR MODIFY THE ENGINE SPEED.
TO REDUCE FIRE HAZARD, KEEP THE ENGINE AND MUFFLER FREE OF DEBRIS BUILD-UP.
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THE MOWER MUST BE OPERATED SAFELY TO PREVENT OR MINIMIZE THE RISK OF MINOR OR
MODERATE INJURY. UNSAFE OPERATION CAN CREATE A NUMBER OF HAZARDS FOR YOU. ALWAYS
TAKE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS WHEN OPERATING THIS MOWER:
• KEEP IN MIND THAT THE OPERATOR OR USER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR HAZARDS
OCCURRING TO OTHER PEOPLE, THEIR PROPERTY, AND THEMSELVES.
• USE EAR PROTECTORS OR EAR PLUGS RATED FOR AT LEAST 20 DBA TO PROTECT YOUR HEARING.
• WEAR LONG PANTS WHILE MOWING.
• USE CAUTION WHEN MOWING CLOSE TO FENCES, BUILDINGS, TREES, ETC. SO AS NOT TO HIT THE
HANDLE BAR. DOING SO, YOU MAY INJURE YOUR HAND OR LOSE CONTROL OF THE MACHINE.
• SEE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPER OPERATION AND INSTALLATION OF
ACCESSORIES. ONLY USE ACCESSORIES APPROVED BY COUNTRY HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
• KEEP ALL NUTS AND BOLTS TIGHT, ESPECIALLY THE BLADE ATTACHMENT BOLTS, AND KEEP THE
EQUIPMENT AND ATTACHMENTS IN GOOD OPERATING CONDITION.
• THE MOWER BLADE IS SHARP AND CAN CUT. WRAP THE BLADE OR WEAR GLOVES, AND USE EXTRA
CAUTION WHEN SERVICING.
• NO LIST OF WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS CAN BE ALL-INCLUSIVE. IF SITUATIONS OCCUR THAT ARE
NOT COVERED BY THIS MANUAL, THE OPERATOR MUST APPLY COMMON SENSE AND OPERATE
THIS MOWER IN A SAFE MANNER. CALL 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) FOR ASSISTANCE.
A Note to All Users
Under California law, and the laws of some other states, you are not permitted to operate an internal
combustion engine using hydrocarbon fuels without an engine spark arrester. This also applies to operation
on US Forest Lands. All DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWERS shipped to California and Washington
State are provided with spark arresters. Failure of the owner/operator to maintain this equipment in
compliance with state regulations is a misdemeanor under California law and may be in violation of other
state and/or federal regulations. Contact your local fire marshal or forest service for specific information in
your area.
Additional Information and Potential Changes
Country Home Products, Inc. reserves the right to discontinue, change, and improve its products at any time
without notice or obligation to the purchaser. The descriptions and specifications contained in this manual
were in effect at printing. Equipment described within this manual may be optional. Some illustrations may
not be applicable to your machine.
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DR® SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
CHAPTER 3
SETTING UP YOUR DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
This chapter outlines a few simple steps you will need to follow to set up your new machine before you use
it. It may be helpful to familiarize yourself with the controls and features on your mower by reviewing the
picture in the next section before beginning the steps outlined in this chapter. If you have any questions at
all, please feel free to contact our Customer Service Representatives at our toll free number:
1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637).
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DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER Controls and Features
NOTE: The model shown in Figure 1 may look slightly different from your machine.
Key Switch
Throttle Control
Operator Presence
Control Lever
Wheel Clutch Lever
Blade Clutch Lever
Shift Lever
Recoil Starter Handle
Figure 1
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Unpacking the Mower
NOTE: Unpacking the DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is a two-person job. We recommend you
have an extra set of hands available before you begin.
Tools and Supplies Needed:
• Screwdriver
• Metal Shears
• Knife
• Gloves and Eye Protection
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WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN CUTTING THE BANDING. THE BANDING MAY HAVE A LOT OF
TENSION ON IT AND MAY SNAP AND CUT YOU. ALWAYS STAND TO ONE SIDE WHEN CUTTING
THE BAND.
STABILIZE THE SHIPPING CONTAINER ON CLEAN FLAT TERRAIN BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO
UNPACK AND ASSEMBLE THE MACHINE.
1. Stand to one side and cut the banding.
2. Remove the top of the carton. Separate the stapled vertical cardboard ends from the pallet to
access the pallet straps. Be careful of the staples.
3. Pry off the fasteners and cut any ties holding the machine to the pallet.
WEAR GLOVES AND BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING THE DECK. THE BLADE IS VERY SHARP,
AND MAY SPIN AS YOU MANEUVER THE DECK.
4. Roll the mower off the pallet. Do not discard your pallet and packaging material until you are fully
satisfied with your new DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.
5. Remove the Blade Protector from the Blade. (See CAUTION note above)
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Adding Oil and Gasoline
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YOU MUST ADD OIL BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE. THIS MACHINE IS SHIPPED WITHOUT OIL.
TRACES OF OIL MAY BE IN THE RESERVOIR FROM FACTORY TESTING, BUT YOU MUST ADD OIL
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE. FILL THE RESERVOIR SLOWLY, CHECKING THE DIPSTICK
FREQUENTLY TO AVOID OVERFILLING.
TO GET AN ACCURATE READING WHEN CHECKING THE OIL LEVEL:
⇒ THE MACHINE SHOULD BE ON A LEVEL SURFACE.
⇒ THE DIPSTICK SHOULD BE SCREWED DOWN ON BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINES.
Tip: To avoid confusion, we recommend leaving the caps ON the fuel and oil fills until you are ready to pour
either gasoline or oil into the correct fill.
NOTE: Use only SAE 30 high detergent oil. Other types of oil could cause problems operating your machine.
Please refer to your Engine Owner’s Manual for detailed oil information.
Approximate Engine Oil Required w/ Oil Filter
Briggs & Stratton – 7 HP Intek
20 oz. (0.60 L)
1. Place the machine on a level surface and initially add 10oz. of SAE 30 high detergent oil (recommended
by the Engine Manufacturer) into the Oil Fill (Figure 2) and wait one minute for the oil to settle.
2. Check the dipstick and continue adding a few ounces of oil at a time, rechecking the dipstick until the
oil reaches the fill mark. Be careful not to overfill.
3. Fill the gas tank to within 1/4 inch of the top with fresh, unleaded gas. See the Engine Owner’s
Manual for more information.
Fuel Fill
Oil Fill
Check the Tire Pressure
There should be 10 psi in each tire.
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CHAPTER 4
OPERATING YOUR DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
This chapter covers the procedures for starting and stopping your new DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH
MOWER and discusses basic operation features. You may find it helpful to review the DR SCOUT FIELD
and BRUSH MOWER Controls and Features picture (Figure 1) on page 12 before reading this chapter.
The Pre-Start Safety Check
Your DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is fitted with an Operator Presence System to prevent the
blade from cutting without an operator in the proper position at the controls. Also, normal wear and tear
can bring about the need for adjustment to some running parts to insure that they function properly in
terms of safe operation.
For your protection, it is imperative that these simple test procedures be performed before each use of the
machine to verify that the safety equipment is in good order and that no part adjustments are needed for
safe operation.
Test your Operator Presence Control System:
1. Stand in the operating position behind the handlebars, start your machine and engage the blade.
2. Remain behind the handlebars and release both hands from the controls.
3. THE ENGINE SHOULD SHUT OFF IMMEDIATELY. If your engine does not stop, your Operator
Presence Control System may be damaged or disabled.
TURN OFF YOUR MACHINE BY USING THE IGNITION KEY AND STOP USING YOUR MACHINE
IMMEDIATELY!
Inspect the system for the following:
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Intentional disabling of the system through part modification or temporary measures used to override
the system.
Loose electrical connections.
Broken parts.
After inspection, repeat this test. If your system still does not operate properly, REMOVE THE KEY FROM
THE IGNITION SWITCH TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM OPERATING THE EQUIPMENT.
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Checking and adjusting clutch engagement:
1. Start your machine in the normal manner.
2. With the Operator Presence Lever depressed, shift into low gear.
3. Increase the engine rpm but do not squeeze the Clutch Lever. The machine should not move when the
Clutch Lever is not squeezed.
IF YOUR MACHINE “CREEPS” DURING THIS TEST, YOUR CLUTCH NEEDS ADJUSTMENT. CONSULT
CHAPTER 5, PAGE 27 OF YOUR SAFETY AND OPERATING MANUAL AND MAKE ALL NECESSARY
CORRECTIONS BEFORE USING.
Before Starting the Engine
1. Check the oil level every time you use the machine. See Figure 2 on page 14.
2. Check the gas level (Figure 2).
Starting
1. Move the Shift Lever to N (Neutral) (Figure 3).
2. Move the Throttle (Figure 1, on page 12) to the CHOKE position (to the RUN position if the engine is
already warm).
NOTE: If the engine is cold, push the Primer Bulb (Figure 4) in and completely release it, lifting your finger
and letting it pop back to its original position. Repeat three to four times. In cold weather, you may
need to press additional times, being sure that the bulb inflates between pumps.
3. Turn the Key (Figure 1) to START.
4. Grasp the recoil starter handle and slowly pull until you feel resistance. Let the cord retract a little
bit, then pull the cord rapidly to start the engine. One or two pulls usually starts the DR SCOUT
FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.
5. As the engine warms up, slowly adjust the Throttle to the Run position. Wait until the engine runs
smoothly before each Throttle adjustment.
Shift Lever
Primer Bulb
Figure 3
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Figure 4
Engaging the Wheel Drive
The DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER has a three-speed forward transmission and single-speed
reverse. Forward speeds range from 1.1 mph in first gear to 2.2 mph in third gear. Use the lower gears
for mowing in thick, woody vegetation and the higher gears for wide-open areas and lighter vegetation,
or as "travel gears." Reverse is ideal for maneuvering in tight spots.
NOTE: Always release the Wheel Clutch Lever (Figure 1, on page 12) when shifting gears.
1. Move the Shift Lever to the desired gear (Figure 4).
2. Gently squeeze the Wheel Clutch Lever to engage a gear.
3. Release the Wheel Clutch Lever if you need to slow down or stop.
Engaging the Blade
1. Hold down the Operator Presence Lever (Figure 1, on page 12).
2. Engage the Blade by squeezing the Blade Clutch Lever (Figure 1).
NOTE: If you squeeze the Blade Clutch Lever before holding down the Operator Presence Lever, the engine
will shut off.
ALWAYS DISENGAGE THE BLADE OF THE DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER BEFORE SHIFTING
INTO REVERSE.
Stopping the Blade
Release the Blade Clutch Lever (Figure 1, on page 12).
NOTE: Releasing the Operator Presence Lever to disengage the Blade will cause the engine to shut off.
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Stopping the Engine
1. Stop the Blade by releasing the Blade Clutch Lever (Figure 5).
2. Move the Shift Lever to the N (Neutral) position (Figure 5).
3. Move the Throttle Control to the IDLE position (Figure 5).
4. Turn the Key to the OFF position (Figure 5) and remove it for safety.
4.
3.
2.
1.
Figure 5
Obstacle Tips
Dealing with obstacles in the terrain is easy with your new DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER. The
following section explains how to approach most common obstacles.
•
•
•
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THE MOWER ENGINE'S POWER CAN EASILY THROW STONES, STICKS AND OTHER DEBRIS AT GREAT
VELOCITY, WHICH COULD CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. DO NOT RUN THE
MACHINE OVER GRAVEL DRIVEWAYS OR OVER LOOSE STONES OR MULCH WITH THE MOWER
BLADE SPINNING.
ALWAYS CHECK YOUR WORK AREA BEFORE MOWING AND REMOVE ANY DEBRIS THAT MIGHT
TANGLE OR DAMAGE THE MACHINE. IF YOU DO RUN INTO DEBRIS AND THE MOWER BECOMES
TANGLED, TURN OFF THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE BEFORE ATTEMPTING
TO UNTANGLE THE MACHINE.
NEVER TOUCH THE EXHAUST AREAS WHEN REACHING FOR THE SPARK PLUG—THEY ARE VERY HOT.
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Slopes
•
•
WHEN OPERATING THE DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER OVER UNEVEN TERRAIN OR
SLOPES, USE EXTREME CAUTION NOT TO TIP THE MACHINE OVER.
NEVER USE THE DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER ON SLOPES GREATER THAN 20 DEGREES
(FIGURE 6). DOING SO COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DAMAGE TO YOUR MACHINE.
1. If you have to mow on sloping terrain, mow across the slope, not up and down, for better control.
2. To avoid “free-wheeling”, shift into a lower gear before going down a slope. NEVER shift while on a
slope.
20° MAX
Figure 6
If the machine gets hung up
1. Disengage the Blade. NEVER try to free the machine from stumps or debris while the Blade is engaged.
2. Try putting the machine in reverse and backing away from the obstacle.
3. Try pushing down on the handlebars to lift the mowing deck over the obstacle.
• IF YOU NEED TO LEAVE THE OPERATING POSITION TO CLEAR DEBRIS FROM THE DECK, FIRST PUT THE
MACHINE IN "N" (NEUTRAL), TURN THE ENGINE OFF AND DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE.
• NEVER TOUCH THE EXHAUST AREAS WHEN REACHING FOR THE SPARK PLUG—THEY ARE VERY HOT.
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Cutting Brush and Saplings
1. When cutting woody material, small saplings, etc., allow the machine to ride up and over material
slowly. Adjust your forward speed to varying conditions (Figure 7).
2. After cutting brush, etc., you may want to mow over it again to remove any remaining branches. It
works best to mow from the trunk end toward the top as brush lies on the ground.
Reverse
Figure 7
1. Be very careful of your footing when operating the machine in reverse. Know what's behind you and
take your time.
2. Disengage the Blade before shifting into reverse. Mow in the forward gears only, using reverse for
maneuvering.
3. If you find it difficult to shift into reverse, lightly "feather" the Wheel Clutch Lever as you put the Shift
Lever into reverse, then quickly release the Wheel Clutch Lever.
4. Gently squeeze the Wheel Clutch Lever to start moving in reverse.
Cutting in Wet and Heavy Growth
1. Be very careful of your footing when mowing in wet conditions. Avoid steep slopes and other slippery
areas.
2. Use a lower, slower speed when mowing in wet conditions.
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CHAPTER 5
MAINTAINING THE DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
This chapter covers regular maintenance procedures that will ensure the best performance and long life of
your machine. For engine maintenance, please refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual that came with your
mower. Service intervals listed in the checklist below supercede those listed in the Engine Owner’s Manual.
SOME OF THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES REQUIRE ACCESS TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE MACHINE. IF
YOU NEED TO TIP THE MACHINE BACK OR ON ITS SIDE (WITH THE DISCHARGE CHUTE FACING UP),
YOU MUST FIRST DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE, DRAIN THE OIL AND GAS, AND REMOVE THE AIR
FILTERS.
Regular Maintenance Check List
NOTE: Service intervals shown are considered maximum under normal operating conditions. Increase frequencies
under extremely dirty or dusty conditions.
Procedure
Before Each Use
Check Operator Presence Switch
▲
Check Engine Oil Level
▲
Check General Equipment Condition
▲
Check Blade for Sharpness
▲
Every 25 Hours
Lubricate Wheel and Blade Clutch Levers*
▲
Lubricate Chain* and Clean around Idlers
▲
▲
Check Tire Pressure
Change Engine Oil and Filter**
Every 100 Hours
st
1 time 5 hours
▲
Clean Engine Exterior and Cooling Fins
▲
Check all Belt Tensions and Condition
▲
Check Cable connections
▲
Replace Air Filter and Precleaner**
▲
Replace Spark Plug
▲
* FLUID FILM® lubricant or SAE 30 oil. NEVER use penetrating oil.
** The engine on your DR may not have a Precleaner or Oil Filter.
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Lubrication
Your DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER was lubricated at the Factory. The spindle, differential
and transmission are lubricated for life and sealed at the factory. The operator needs to periodically
lubricate the Wheel Clutch Cable, Blade Clutch Cable, Drive Chain, and provide engine lubrication.
Tools and Supplies Needed:
•
•
•
1/2" wrench or socket (chain cover)
9/16" wrench or socket (shift lever)
FLUID FILM® or comparable lubricant
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
1. Lubricate the Blade Clutch Cable and Wheel
Clutch Cable with FLUID FILM® or
comparable lubricant. Spray the lubricant into
the cable housing while working the cable back
and forth and few times. This should be done
at both ends of the cables. Perform this
lubrication more often in dry and dusty
environments.
Shift Lever Nut
2. To remove the Chain Cover, first remove the
Shift Lever Attaching Nut (Figure 8) and then
remove the Shift Lever.
3. Remove the two (2) Chain Cover screws and
then remove the Chain Cover (Figure 9).
4. Lubricate the Chain (Figure 10) and then
replace the Chain Cover and Shift Lever.
Figure 8
Lubricate Chain
Chain Cover Screws
Figure 9
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Figure 10
Removing the Engine Oil
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
•
Manually:
1. Remove the Oil Filler Cap and position a suitable oil receptacle beside the Oil Fill Tube.
2. Using the handle of the mower, tip the machine to the left and drain the oil out through the Oil Filler
Tube into the suitable receptacle.
3. Replace the oil by following the instructions on page 14.
•
Alternate Method:
1. Remove the Oil Fill Cap and vacuum the oil from the engine through the Oil Fill Tube using a vacuum
oil drainer.
2. Replace the oil by following the instructions on page 14.
NOTE: If the oil is not to be reused, be sure to use environmentally safe disposal procedures in the disposing of the
used oil.
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Removing and Replacing the Belts
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
USE ONLY DR BELTS ON YOUR MACHINE. THEY HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED AND PROVEN FOR
MANY HOURS OF USE.
To Replace the Blade Belt
Tools and Supplies Needed:
• 9/16" wrench or socket (Spring Nut)
• 1/2" wrench or socket (Guide Bolt)
• Gloves
1. Remove the black Belt Guard by unscrewing the
black Knob and pull the Guard forward, lifting to
remove it (Figure 11).
2. Remove the top nut from the Clutch Lever Pivot
Bolt. Remove the Idler Tension Spring from the
shaft by gripping the spring with your gloved
hand, pulling the spring toward the shaft and
lifting it over the shaft (Figure 12).
Knob
Figure 11
Nut Removed
Pivot Bolt
Tension Spring Unhooked
Clutch Spring
Return
Spring
4. Remove the Clutch Return Spring by unhooking
it from the Eyebolt (Figure 12).
Blade
Belt
Eyebolt
Clutch Tab
Mounting Bolt
Anti-Rotation Bracket
Figure 12
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3. Remove the Clutch Anti-Rotation Bracket by
removing the Mounting Bolt from the side of
the machine (Figure 12).
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5. Remove the Clutch Spring from the Clutch Tab
by rotating the tab toward the rear of the
machine (clockwise) to relieve tension and
unhook the Spring from the Tab (Figure 12).
6. Remove the Belt from the engine pulley below
the machine and then remove it from around
the Clutch (Figure 12).
7. To mount the Belt, follow the above procedure
in the reverse order.
To Replace the Drive Belt
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
USE ONLY DR BELTS ON YOUR MACHINE. THEY HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED AND PROVEN FOR
MANY HOURS OF USE.
Tools Needed:
•
•
•
7/16" wrench or socket
1/2" wrench or socket
Gloves
Belt Retainer Bolt(s)
1. Drain the gas and oil.
2. Loosen the two outside Belt Retainer Bolts on the
right and left side of the machine near the wheels
and slide them forward (Figure 13).
Figure 13
3. Release the Clutch Control Cable from the handle by
pulling back and down (Figure 14).
4. Remove the Blade Belt following the instructions as
outlined on the previous page.
5. With the machine on its side, remove the two (2)
Bolts and the Clutch Cable Bracket and the third Belt
Guide Bolt to the right of the Pulley (Figure 15).
6. Remove the Belt from the Pulleys and re-install the
new Belt by reversing the above procedure.
Figure 14
Remove Bolts
7. Check the Wheel Clutch Adjustment; see page 27.
Bracket
BE CERTAIN TO FILL THE ENGINE WITH OIL BEFORE
STARTING THE ENGINE; SEE PAGE 14.
Figure 15
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Removing and Replacing the Blade
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
Tools and Supplies Needed:
• 15/16" wrench or socket
• Gloves
• 2" x 4" to brace the blade
1. Block the Blade with a piece of wood between the Blade and the skid on the chute side of the deck
(Figure 16).
2. Remove the Blade Bolt (right-hand, regular thread) and washer.
USE CAUTION WHEN PUSHING OR PULLING THE WRENCH NEXT TO THE BLADE. WEAR GLOVES; IF THE
WRENCH SLIPS OFF THE BOLT, YOU MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED.
3. Remove the blade.
4. Mount the new Blade, washer and Bolt.
NOTE: Be sure the blade is seated completely over the small ridge in the spindle hub before tightening the
Bolt.
Figure 16
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Adjusting the Wheel Clutch
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
NOTE: When properly adjusted, tension on the Wheel Clutch Lever should increase when the lever is about
parallel to (almost touching) the Handlebar Grip.
Tools Needed:
• (2) 1/2" wrenches
1. Find the Wheel Clutch Adjuster on the Clutch Bracket on the underside of the machine (Figure 17).
2. Loosen the Nut on the front (threaded) side of the Bracket by 1/8" to 1/4", and then tighten the Nut
on the back against the Bracket. Check the tension on the Clutch Lever and repeat the adjustment
as needed.
IF THE CLUTCH IS OVER TIGHTENED, THE MACHINE MAY LURCH FORWARD WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR.
USE CAUTION WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR. TEST ADJUSTMENT USING THE PROCEDURE ON PAGE 16.
Clutch Bracket
Wheel Clutch
Adjuster
Figure 17
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Removing and Replacing the Drive Chain
Shift Lever
Shift Lever Nut
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE,
STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG
WIRE.
Chain Cover Screws
Tools Needed:
• 1/2" wrench or socket (chain cover)
• 9/16" wrench or socket (shift lever)
• Flat-head screwdriver
• Needle Nose Pliers
Figure 18
1. Place the gearshift lever in (N) NEUTRAL and
remove the Chain Cover by removing the Shift Lever
attaching Nut, Shift Lever and then the two (2)
Chain Cover Screws (Figure 18).
Lock Clip
2. Locate (by rotating the drive sprocket) and remove
the Master Chain Link (Figure 19). First remove the
Master Link
Lock Clip by spreading the clip with the screwdriver
and at the same time, slide the Lock Clip back off
the Master Link pins with the Needle Nose Pliers.
Next, remove the Side Plate, and then remove the
Master Chain Link.
Side Plate
Figure 19
3. Slowly feed the Chain out.
4. Install and route the new Chain (Figure 20).
5. Add the Master Chain Link (Figure 19) in the reverse
order of step 2.
6. Replace the Chain Cover and tighten the Screws.
7. Replace the Shift Lever and tighten the Nut.
Drive Chain Routing
Figure 20
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Adjusting the Blade Engagement Cable
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
NOTE: If the Blade won't cut, or seems to slip in heavy material, check the Blade Engagement Cable. When
properly adjusted, tension on the Blade Engagement Lever should decrease when the Lever is about
parallel to (almost touching) the Handlebar Grip.
BE SURE THE BLADE ENGAGEMENT LEVER DOES NOT STAY IN THE ENGAGED POSITION WITHOUT THE
OPERATOR HOLDING THE BLADE CLUTCH LEVER.
Tool Needed:
•
1/2" open end wrench
Under the machine, on the right hand side, there is a Bracket for adjusting the Blade Engagement
Cable (Figure 21). To tighten the cable, loosen the Nut on the front (threaded) side of the Bracket by
1/8" to 1/4", and then tighten the Nut on the back against the Bracket. Check the tension on the Blade
Lever and repeat the adjustment as needed.
Blade Engagement
Cable Adjuster
Bracket
Figure 21
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Replacing the Blade Clutch Springs
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE,
STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG
WIRE.
Eyebolt
Return Spring
Clutch Tab
Clutch Spring
Tools Needed:
• 1/2" open end wrench
•
•
9/16" wrench
Gloves
Remove the Belt Guard by unscrewing the Knob, pull
the Guard forward and lift to remove it (Figure 11 on
page 24).
Return Spring:
1. Remove one end of the Return Spring from the
Eyebolt on the machine frame (Figure 22).
Figure 22
2. Push the Clutch Tab toward the rear (clockwise)
and unhook the Clutch Spring.
3. Unhook the Return Spring from the Clutch Spring
beneath the Clutch Tab (Figure 23).
4. Install the new Return Spring by reversing the
above procedure.
Figure 23
Clutch Spring:
1. Remove the Return Spring as indicated above.
Clutch
Cam
Clutch
Spring
Top Nut Removed
Pivot Bolt
Tension Spring Unhooked
2. Remove the top Nut from the Clutch Cam Pivot
Bolt (Figure 24).
3. With a gloved hand, remove the Idler Tension
Spring from the Pivot Bolt by pulling the Spring
toward the Bolt and lifting it off (Figure 24).
Retaining Nut
4. Remove the Clutch Cam Retaining Nut from the
Clutch Cam Pivot Bolt and lift the Cam off the
Pivot Bolt (Figure 24).
5. Remove the Clutch Spring Retaining Nut from
beneath the Clutch Cam and remove the Clutch
Spring from the Cam.
6. Install the new Clutch Spring by reversing the
above procedure.
Figure 24
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7. Replace the Belt Guard (Figure 11 on page 24).
Removing the Wheels
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
Tool Needed:
•
(2) 7/16" wrench or socket
1. Block the machine so the Wheel to be removed is off the ground.
2. While holding the Shear Bolt Head (Figure 25) with one wrench, remove the Shear Bolt Nut with
the other wrench.
3. Remove the Shear Bolt and slide the Wheel off the axle (Figure 25).
4. Replace the Wheel in the reverse order as above.
NOTE: Do not over tighten the Shear Bolt Nut when reinstalling the Wheel.
Shear Bolt Nut
Shear Bolt
Figure 25
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End of Season and Storage
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
NOTE: Please refer to the Engine Owner's Manual for engine-specific procedures.
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•
Change the oil (and oil filter, if applicable).
•
Remove the spark plug and pour about 1 ounce of motor oil into the cylinder hole. Replace the
plug and pull the recoil starter rope until you feel strong resistance. This will coat the piston and
seat the valves to prevent moisture buildup.
•
Clean/replace the air filters.
•
Clean dirt and debris from the cylinder head cooling fins, blower housing, debris screen and
muffler area of the engine.
•
If your engine has a fuel filter, replace it.
•
If your DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER will be idle for more than 30 days, we recommend
using a gas stabilizer. This will prevent sediment from gumming up the carburetor. If there is dirt
or moisture in the gas or tank, remove it by draining the tank. Completely fill the tank with fresh,
unleaded gas and add the appropriate amount of stabilizer or gasoline additive. Run the engine for
a short time to allow the additive to circulate.
•
Remove any wrapped weeds from the Blade Bearing Housing. Clean grass and debris from the top
and underneath the mower deck with a stiff brush.
•
Check the Blade for nicks and wear. Remove the Blade and sharpen, or have it professionally
sharpened if needed.
•
Perform the lubrication as outlined on page 22.
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CHAPTER 6
TROUBLESHOOTING
Most problems are easy to fix. Consult the Troubleshooting Table below for common problems and their
solutions. If you continue to experience problems call Country Home Products, Inc. for support.
Troubleshooting Table
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
SYMPTOM
Recoil will not pull
out or is difficult to
pull.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
⇒ Check that the Blade Control Lever is properly adjusted and in the released
position.
⇒ Check the engine oil level, the engine may be seized.
⇒ There may be an oil compression lock in the cylinder. Take out the spark plug;
hold a rag over the spark plug hole and pull the recoil cord several times to blow
out any oil in the cylinder. Wipe off the spark plug and reinstall it.
⇒ The recoil may be broken or jammed. Call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for
The engine won’t
start.
(Please refer to the
Engine Owner’s
Manual for enginespecific procedures.)
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
assistance.
Is the spark plug wire connected?
Is the key in the START position?
Are you using fresh, clean gas? If the gas is old, change it. Use a fuel stabilizer if
you keep gas longer than one month.
Check the Fuel Filter (if equipped) to see if it is clear. Place a can under the Fuel
Filter and remove the fuel line from the engine side of the Filter. If gas flows
freely, it’s OK.
Check the Throttle adjustment and travel.
Is the Blade Engagement Control Lever in the down position and Shift Lever in
NEUTRAL? They should be.
Is the spark plug clean? If the spark plug is dirty or cracked, change it. If it’s oily,
leave it out, hold a rag over the plug hole and pull the recoil cord several times to
blow out any oil in the cylinder, then wipe off the plug and reinsert it.
⇒ If your engine still won’t start, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
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BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
SYMPTOM
The engine lacks
power or is not
running smoothly.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
(Please refer to the
Engine Owner’s
Manual for enginespecific procedures.)
⇒ Is the spark plug clean? If it’s fouled or cracked, change it. If it’s oily, leave it
out, hold a rag over the plug hole and pull your recoil cord several times to blow
out any oil in the cylinder, then wipe off the plug and reinsert it.
⇒ Check the Throttle Lever travel and adjustment. Is the Throttle Lever in the Run
position?
⇒ Is the air filter clean? If it’s dirty, change it following the procedure in the Engine
Owner’s Manual.
⇒ Are you using fresh, clean unleaded gas? If it’s old, change it. Use a fuel
stabilizer if you keep gas longer than four weeks or so.
⇒ Does your engine have the right amount of clean oil? If it’s dirty, change it
following the procedure on page 23.
⇒ Check the oil level and adjust as needed.
⇒ If your engine still lacks power, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for
Engine smokes.
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
Machine is hard to
get into reverse.
The belt frays or
rolls over the pulley.
assistance.
Check the oil level and adjust as needed.
You may be operating the machine on too great an incline. See Slopes on page
19.
Check the air filter and clean or replace if needed.
You may be using the wrong oil—too light for the temperature. Refer to your
Engine Owner’s Manual for detailed information.
Clean the cooling fins if they’re dirty.
⇒ If the engine still smokes, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
⇒ If you find it difficult to shift into reverse, lightly pull the Clutch Lever as you pull
the Shift Lever into Reverse then quickly release the Clutch Lever; see page 20.
⇒ If the difficulty persists, call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
⇒ A pulley groove may be nicked. Check the Belt for wear and hard spots. File off
any nicks on the Pulley.
⇒ The Belt may be stretched; replace it.
The cut material is
not being properly
discharged out of
the right side of the
machine.
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⇒ The Discharge Chute may be blocked. Disengage the Blade, turn OFF the engine
and disconnect the spark plug wire; then check for debris.
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BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE, STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE
SPARK PLUG WIRE.
SYMPTOM
Blade vibrates when
engaged.
The blade is not
cutting or is loose.
Wheels pulling left
or right.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
⇒ The blade may not be seated properly on the hub. Loosen the Blade Bolt, reset
the Blade and tighten the Bolt. Be sure to turn OFF the engine and remove the
spark plug wire before performing this operation.
⇒ The spindle bearings may be bad. Call 1(800) DR-OWNER (376-9637) for
assistance.
⇒ The Blade may not be seated properly on the hub. Loosen the Blade Bolt, reset
the Blade and tighten the Bolt. Be sure to turn OFF the engine and remove the
spark plug wire before performing this operation.
⇒ Sharpen the Blade; it may be dull or nicked.
⇒ Check the tire pressure. There should be 14 psi in each tire.
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CHAPTER 7
PARTS LISTS, SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND WARRANTY
Parts List - Handlebar Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through Country Home Products, Inc.
Ref# Part#
Description
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
165361
120301
Deleted
165201
157201
139051
150491
165171
164951
164971
175381
180951
Handlebar Assy w/Control Panel
Screw, 3/8"-16 x 1-1/2", Tri-Lobe
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
164961
178991
109161
110691
110761
179231
181731
Switch, Snap-In
Key, AT2 Ignition Switch
Cable, Throttle, 50"
Screw, 8-32 x 1/2"
Lever, Wheel Clutch, 1"
Grip, Handlebar, Ergonomic, 1"
Guard, Switch
Cable, Traction Drive,
Lever, Blade Engage, w/ Switch
and Harness Adapter
Grip, Handlebar, Plain, 1"
Cable, Blade Engage, F/B Scout
Bolt, Eye
Nut, 5/16"-18
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"-18
Screw, M6 x 25mm
Operator Presence, w/Switch and
Harness adapter
Items Not Illustrated
193591
152131
180941
112141
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Assembly and Operation Manual,
F/B Scout
Engine Manual, B&S, All Intek
Wire Harness, B&S
Cable Tie, 7-1/2", black
DR® SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Safety and Information Labels
162651
179111
173351
179251
124371
127811
136491
136831
137581
148231
Label, Control Panel, F/B Scout
Label, Deck, F/B Scout
Label, Gear Shift, F/B Scout
Label, Shift Lever, F/B Scout
Label, American Flag
Label, Warning, Add Oil
Label, Danger
Label, Caution Hot Surface
Label, Check Oil
Label, Safety Icons
Schematic - Handlebar Assembly
051012
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Parts List - Frame and Drive Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through Country Home Products, Inc.
Ref#
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
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
38
Part#
165341
174641
111591
110761
150451
112501
110691
175421
123211
165421
111731
172721
150471
165141
150771
172731
150481
110751
165491
126861
112391
123371
173371
150611
113071
157121
150501
112371
101811
173331
111461
175381
165391
173321
150061
175601
Description
Frame, Main, w/Engine Plate
Engine, 7.0 HP, B&S
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 2-1/2" HCS
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"-18
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 1-3/4" HCS
Washer, Lock, 5/16"
Nut, 5/16"-18
Transmission, 3 Fwd. and 1 Rev.
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 3/4" HCS
Cover, Transmission, F/B Scout
Screw, 5/16"-18 x 1/2", Tri-Lobe
Lever, Shift, F/B Scout
Grip, 1" OD Tube, 4.25" L
Washer, Flat, .385" ID x 1.390" OD
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"-24
Plate, Chain Adjuster
Pulley, Flat Idler, 1-7/8" OD
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"-16
Screw, 1/4"-20 x 5/8", Self-Tapping
Bolt, 3/8"-16 x 2" HCS
Washer, Flat 3/8" USS
Bolt, 3/8"-16 x 2-3/4" HCS
Bushing, Traction Drive Idler
Idler Arm, Traction Drive
Pulley, Flat Idler, 2-1/4"
Bolt, 3/8"-16 x 2-1/4" HCS
Spring, e, .438" OD x .045" wire
Washer, Flat, 10-24 USS
Washer, Lock, 1/4"
Guide, Belt, Trans Pulley
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 2-1/2" HCS
Cable, Traction Drive
Anchor, Wheel Drive Cable
Pulley, V-belt, 7", F/B Scout
Belt, A31K, 1/2" x 33"
Pulley, Trans Drive, 2-3/4"
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38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
Part#
165151
165131
165431
119831
112481
112381
175521
118731
111241
134431
Description
Washer, .385" ID x .691" OD
Bolt, 3/8"-24 x 1-1/4" GR 8
Guide, Engine Belt, F/B Scout
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 3/4" HCS
Washer, Lock, 1/4"
Washer, Flat 1/4"
Bolt, Eye 10-24
Nut, Nylon Lock, 10-24
Ring, Retaining, 5/8", Type SH
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 1-1/2" HCS
Schematic - Frame and Drive Assembly
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Parts List - Brush Deck Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through Country Home Products, Inc.
Ref#
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
40
Part#
165341
173361
165351
123211
110751
165451
123361
112501
110761
175521
118731
175401
112431
165141
175441
119851
175371
101771
175451
111531
173311
Description
Frame, Main, w/Engine Plate
Plate, Deck, F/B Scout
Deck, 22", F/B Scout
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 3/4" HCS
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"-16
Strap, Anti-Rotation, Clutch
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 1-1/4" HCS
Washer, Lock, Split, 5/16"
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"-18
Bolt, Eye, 10-24
Nut, Nylon Lock, 10-24
Clutch, PTO, F/B Scout
Washer, Lock, Split, 5/16"
Washer, Flat, .385" ID x 1.390" OD
Spindle Housing, Brush Deck
Bolt, 3/8"-16 x 1-1/2"
Blade, Air-Tip, 22", F/B Scout
Washer, .64" ID x 2.5" OD
Bolt, 5/8"-11 UNC 1-1/4" HHCS
Bolt, 3/8-16 x 2-1/4" HCS
Bushing, Deck Tensioner
DR® SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
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22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
Part#
165471
101621
179261
178801
101191
114431
123431
179051
179061
150501
178991
165381
143661
165371
134431
180121
Deleted
Description
Arm, Idler, F/B Scout
Spring, e, .750" OD x .105" wire
Bolt, 3/8"-16 x 3-1/2", GR 5
Pulley, Deck Drive, 4.5"
Key, Square, 3/16" x 2"
Belt, 4L450, 1/2" x 45"
Bolt, Hex, 3/8"-16 x 4-1/2"
Cam, Blade Engage
Spring, e, .750" OD x .105" wire
Spring, e, .438" OD x .045" wire
Cable, Blade Engage, F/B Scout
Access Panel, F/B Scout
Knob, Handlebar, 5/16"-18
Push Tube w/Skid, F/B Scout
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 1-1/2" HCS
Pulley, Flat Idler, 3.25"
Items Not Illustrated
39 112381 Washer, Flat, 1/4" USS
40 109481 Cap, 1", Round
41 140021 Tubing, 1/2"
Schematic - Brush Deck Assembly
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Parts List - Differential and Wheel Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through Country Home Products, Inc.
Ref#
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
42
Part#
180171
108921
152171
123211
110761
175431
111481
110731
180151
Description
Differential, 700-268
Flange, Ball Bearing, 2-hole
Bearing, Ball, 3/4" Bore
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 3/4" HCS
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"-18
Wheel, 14.5" x 7-6 2ply, F/B Scout
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 1-3/4" HCS
Nut, Nylon Lock, 1/4"-20
Chain, #40, 77 Link w/ML
DR® SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Schematic - Differential and Wheel Assembly
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NOTES:
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DR® SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
DR® SCOUT™ FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
2-Year Limited Warranty
Terms and Conditions
The DR SCOUT™ FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is warranted for two (2) years against defects in materials or workmanship
when put to ordinary and normal consumer use; ninety (90) days for any other use. The engine manufacturer warrants the
engine separately.
For the purposes of all the above warranties, “ordinary and normal consumer use” refers to non-commercial residential use and
does not include misuse, accidents or damage due to inadequate maintenance.
Country Home Products, Inc. (home of DR Power Equipment) certifies that the DR SCOUT™ FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is
fit for ordinary purposes for which a product of this type is used. Country Home Products, Inc. however, limits the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness in duration to a period of two (2) years in consumer use, ninety (90) days for any other
use.
The 2-Year Limited Warranty on the DR SCOUT™ FIELD and BRUSH MOWER starts on the date the machine ships from our
factory. The 2-Year Limited Warranty is applicable only to the original owner.
The warranty holder is responsible for the performance of the required maintenance as defined by the manufacturer's owner's manuals.
The warranty holder is responsible for replacement of normally wearing parts such as the drive belts, bearings, debris shield, blade, tires,
and spark plug. Attachments and accessories to the machine are not covered by this warranty.
During the warranty period, the warranty holder is responsible for the machine transportation charges, if required. During the warranty
period, warranty parts will be shipped by standard method at no charge to the warranty holder. Expedited shipping of warranty parts is
the responsibility of the warranty holder.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON THE LENGTH OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Country Home Products, Inc. shall not be liable under any circumstances for any incidental or consequential damages or
expenses of any kind, including, but not limited to, cost of equipment rentals, loss of profit, or cost of hiring services to perform
tasks normally performed by the DR SCOUT™ FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Customer Service Hotline
Country Home Products, Inc.’s objective is to have 100% satisfied customers. For that reason, we operate a 6-day-a-week
Technical Service Department for our Owners. You can access a Representative by dialing our TOLL-FREE Hotline at 1-800-DROWNER (376-9637). The sole job of our well-trained and friendly folks is to ensure that you get any help you need in a timely
fashion. They are there to answer all your questions including: (1) inquiries on any of the above warranties, (2) inquiries about
replacement parts, or (3) your questions regarding service, maintenance and operation.
Our Customer Service Representatives will also be happy to answer any of your questions regarding the separate warranties on
all engines. However, to obtain service, repair or replacement of any engine within the time period covered by the
manufacturer’s limited warranty, follow the instructions and warranty information specifically pertaining to those items provided
by their separate manufacturers.
Warranty
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO
COUNTRY HOME PRODUCTS, Inc.
STATE.
MEIGS ROAD, P.O. BOX 25, VERGENNES, VERMONT 05491
1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) • www.dr-owner.com
©2002 CHP, Inc. 151751
Daily Checklist for the DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
To help maintain your DR SCOUT FIELD and BRUSH MOWER for optimum performance, we recommend
you follow this checklist each time you use your machine.
[ ] OIL: With the machine on a level surface, check the engine oil level with the dipstick and add more
if necessary (only add oil to the level indicated on the dipstick - DO NOT OVERFILL). Use
SAE 30 high detergent motor oil.
[ ] GAS: Fill the gas tank with clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline.
[ ] ENGINE AIR COOLING SYSTEM: It is very important to keep the engine clean of debris. Remove
grass and other built-up materials from the air intake screen
before, during and after you mow. Regularly remove debris
from the blower housing and cooling fins. A dirty engine
retains heat and can cause damage to the internal engine parts.
[ ] BELTS: Check the belts for wear, proper alignment and tension.
[ ] BLADE: Check the blade for tightness, nicks and wear. Remove any wrapped weeds and grass from
the blade bearing housing to prevent buildup.
[ ] GENERAL CONDITION: Check the general condition of the machine, e.g.; nuts, bolts, welds etc.
COUNTRY HOME PRODUCTS, Inc.
MEIGS ROAD, P.O. BOX 25, VERGENNES, VERMONT 05491
1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) • www.dr-owner.com
©2005 CHP, Inc. 193591A
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