RMB1445 Owners Manual
RMB 1445
REAR-MOUNT
BOOM MOWER
Published 01/16
Part No. 50068815
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
the
Safety
and
FOLLOW
Operation Instructions contained
in this manual before operating
the equipment. C01-Cover_B
BUSH HOG
Important
Operating
and Safety Instructions
are found in the Mower
Safety Video that can
be instantly accessed
on the internet at:
www.algqr.com/bve
®
2501 Griffin Ave.
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334-874-2700
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In order to reduce accidents and enhance the safe operation of mowers, Bush Hog, in cooperation with other
industry manufacturers has developed the AEM/FEMA Industrial and Agricultural Mower Safety Practices video
and guide book.
The video will familiarize and instruct mower-tractor operators in safe practices when using industrial and
agricultural mowing equipment. It is important that Every Mower Operator be educated in the operation of their
mowing equipment and be able to recognize the potential hazards that can occur while operating a mower. This
video, along with the mower operator’s manual and the warning messages on the mower, will significantly assist in
this important education.
Your Authorized Bush Hog Dealer may have shown this video and presented you a DVD Video when you
purchased your mower. If you or any mower operator have not seen this video, Watch the Video, Read this
Operator’s Manual, and Complete the Video Guidebook before operating your new mower. If you do not
understand any of the instructions included in the video or operator’s manual or if you have any questions
concerning safety of operation, contact your supervisor, dealer or Bush Hog.
If you would like a VHS video tape of the video, please mail AEMVideo@alamo-group.com or Fax AEM VHS Video
at (830) 372-9529 or mail in a completed copy of the form on the back of this page to AEM VHS Video 1502 E
Walnut Street, Seguin, TX 78155. and request the VHS video version. Please include your name, mailing address,
mower model and serial number.
Every operator should be trained for each piece of equipment (Tractor and Mower), understand the intended use,
and the potential hazards before operating the equipment.
The information and material listed above along with this Operator’s Manual can assist you in meeting the OSHA
requirement for annual operator training.
OSHA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
The following training requirements have been taken from 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.
Bush Hog will provide
one (1) AEM Mower Safety Practices Video
Please Send Me:
VHS Format – AEM/FEMA Mower Operator Safety Video
DVD Format – AEM/FEMA Mower Operator Safety Video
Mower Operator’s Manual
AEM Mower Operator’s Safety Manual
Requester Name:______________________________________Phone:____________________________
Requester Address:________________________________________________
City:_____________________________________
State:_______________________
Zip Code:___________________
Mower Model:__________________________Serial Number:______________________________
Date Purchased:_________________________Dealer Salesperson:___________________________
Dealership Name:_______________________ Dealership Location:__________________________
Mail to:
AEM Video Services
1502 E. Walnut Street
Seguin, TX 78155
Or Fax to:
(830) 372-9529
Or Email to:
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To the Owner/Operator/Dealer
This Operator's Manual is an integral part of the safe operation of this machine and must be maintained with the
implement at all times. A Manual canister is provided on the implement where this manual can be properly stored.
If you lose or damage this manual a free replacement manual can be obtained from an authorized Bush Hog dealer
or by down loading the manual from the Bush Hog website www.bushhog.com
BEFORE YOU START! READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the information provided in this manual, the AEM
Mower Safety manual and the tractor operator's manual carefully to learn how to operate and service your machine
properly. Failure to do so could result in personal injury to you and bystanders. All implements with moving parts
are potentially hazardous. Every effort has been made to ensure that the machine is safe but operators must avoid
engaging in unsafe practices and follow the written instructions provided. The manufacturer has designed this
implement to be used with all its safety equipment properly attached to minimize the chance of accidents.
SAFETY FIRST. Completely read and understand the safety section of this manual before operating this
equipment. Do not allow anyone to operate this equipment who has not fully read and understood this manual.
Contact your Dealer to explain any instructions that you do not fully understand.
The care you give your Bush Hog Implement will greatly determine your satisfaction with its performance and its
service life. Carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual to provide you with a thorough understanding
of your new implement and its intended use and service requirements.
All references made in this manual to right, left, front, rear, top or bottom are as viewed facing the direction of
forward travel with the implement properly attached to the tractor.
Replacement Parts information is located in a separate Parts Manual. Bush Hog mowers use balanced and
matched system components for blade carriers, blades, cuttershafts, knives, knife hangers, rollers, drivetrain
components, and bearings. These parts are made and tested to Bush Hog specifications. Non-genuine “will fit”
parts do not consistently meet these specifications. The use of “will fit” parts may reduce mower performance, void
warranties, and present a safety hazard. Use genuine Bush Hog mower parts for economy and safety.
For future reference, record your Bush Hog product model number and serial number.
Dealer
Telephone
Model Number
Owner
Purchase Date:
Serial Number
DEALER to CUSTOMER Pre-Delivery/ Operation Instructions
Dealer should inform the Purchaser of this product of Warranty terms, provisions, and procedures that are
applicable.Dealer should inform Purchaser to review the contents of the Operator’s Manual including safety
equipment, safe operation, and maintenance, to review the Safety Signs on the implement (and tractor if possible),
and of Purchaser’s responsibility to train his/her operators’s in safe operation procedures.
IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Solid Skirts must be installed and maintained in
good repair.
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DRIVELINES: I have made certain that all driveline, gearbox, and other shields are in good repair and fastened securely in place to prevent injuries from entanglement or thrown objects.
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HYDRAULIC MACHINES: I have explained the necessity of using clean hydraulic oil, changing filters as
instructed, stopping leaks, damage caused by operating with over-heated oil, caring for hoses, using hoses of
proper rating, maintaining the specified operating pressure and the potential hazard of oil’s penetrating the
skin.
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FOLDING-TYPE IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that it is not possible to guard against thrown objects when
the head is lifted off ground and that operator is responsible to watch out for persons in the area. I have
explained that the lifted mower head or boom can contact overhead obstructions with damage to cables and
telephone lines and possible injury. I have explained that the extended head or boom or retracted boom can
contact power lines with resulting electrocution, injury or death and that operator is responsible for keeping
clear of such hazards.
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
Inspection Performed - Warranty and Safety Procedures Explained - Installation Complete
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
MOWER TO TRACTOR CONNECTIONS
 Gearbox (Oil Levels)
 Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
 Hydraulic Oil Level (External Tank)
 A-Frame Pivot & Links
 Tractor Hydraulic Oil Level
 Control Rods (Adjusted Equal)
 Hydraulic Hoses (Not Kinked Tighten Connections)
 Axle Height (Adjusted)
 Front Pump Drive (Assembly Is Tight And Shaft Properly  Cutting Height (Adjust)
Aligned)
 Mount Kit-Pre-Operation Check Complete
 Mower Wing (Adjust Level With The Center)
MOWER
 Mower Wing (Check For Proper Raising Operation)
 Spindle And Motor Bolts Properly Torqued
 C.V. Driveline (Check Max Turn Radius)
 Spindle Oil Level
 Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
 Blade Carrier Bolts Properly Torqued/Retaining Pin In  Mounting Hardware Properly Torqued
Place
Mower Cutting Height And Level Adjusted
Cutting Shaft Bearings Lubricated
All Hardware Properly Torqued
Tire and Air Pressure/Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
Wheel Bearings (Check, Grease, and Preload)
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ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
 Deflectors Front And Rear
 Shredding Attachments
 Correct Blade Rotation Direction
 Axle Arms And Beams
 Tongue And Control Rods (Installed And Adjusted)
 All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
SAFETY ITEMS
 Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
 Driveline Clutch (Torque Limiter) (Adjust And Run In)
 Safety Decals (Installed)
 Operator’s Manual (Supplied)
 Tractor PTO Shield (Installed)
 S.M.V. Emblem (Installed If Needed)
 Tongue Jack (Installation and Operation)
 Safety Tow Chain (Installed)
 ADMA Driveline Safety Manual Supplied
 AEM Mower Safety Manual (Supplied in Canister)
 AEM Mower Safety Video has been shown to Purchaser
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION .............................................................................................................. 1-1
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND PRACTICES ................................................................................. 1-2
Operator Safety .................................................................................................................................................. 1-3
CRUSHING HAZARDS ...................................................................................................................................... 1-4
CONNECTING OR DISCONNECTING IMPLEMENT SAFETY ........................................................................ 1-5
THROWN OBJECTS HAZARDS ....................................................................................................................... 1-6
THROWN OBJECTS HAZARDS (Continued) ................................................................................................... 1-7
RUN OVER HAZARDS ...................................................................................................................................... 1-8
PTO ENTANGLEMENT HAZARDS ................................................................................................................... 1-9
MOWER BLADE CONTACT HAZARDS ......................................................................................................... 1-10
HIGH PRESSURE OIL LEAK HAZARD .......................................................................................................... 1-11
ELECTRICAL & FIRE HAZARDS .................................................................................................................... 1-12
TRANSPORTING HAZARDS .......................................................................................................................... 1-13
HAZARDS WITH MAINTENANCE OF IMPLEMENT ...................................................................................... 1-14
PARTS INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................... 1-15
Decal Location ................................................................................................................................................. 1-16
Decal Description ............................................................................................................................................. 1-20
Federal Laws and Regulations ........................................................................................................................ 1-30
INTRODUCTION SECTION ................................................................................................. 2-1
Features ............................................................................................................................................................. 2-3
ASSEMBLY SECTION ........................................................................................................ 3-1
TRACTOR SELECTION .................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Hitch Requirement ............................................................................................................................................. 3-2
PTO Type ........................................................................................................................................................... 3-2
PTO Shaft .......................................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Horsepower Requirement .................................................................................................................................. 3-2
Tractor Weight ................................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Check Chains/Stabilizers ................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Stability Requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Tractor Operator Station .................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Ballast ................................................................................................................................................................ 3-2
DEALER SETUP INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................................... 3-3
STABILIZER ATTACHMENT ............................................................................................................................. 3-4
TOP LINK ATTACHMENT ................................................................................................................................. 3-4
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT .............................................................................................................................. 3-5
REMOVE TRANSPORT STRAP ....................................................................................................................... 3-6
HOSE ROUTING ............................................................................................................................................... 3-7
FINAL ASSEMBLY CHECKS ............................................................................................................................ 3-7
OIL REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................................................................................... 3-8
Tank ................................................................................................................................................................... 3-8
Gearbox ............................................................................................................................................................. 3-9
FITTING CONTROL UNIT IN CAB .................................................................................................................... 3-9
RUNNING UP PROCEDURE .......................................................................................................................... 3-10
RMB 1445 With Flail Head ONLY .................................................................................................................... 3-10
REMOVAL FROM TRACTOR ......................................................................................................................... 3-10
OPERATION SECTION ....................................................................................................... 4-1
Standard Equipment and Specifications ............................................................................................................ 4-3
OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................................................... 4-4
ROPS and Seat Belt .......................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Operator Thrown Object Protection ................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor Lighting and SMV Emblem .................................................................................................................... 4-6
Tractor Ballast .................................................................................................................................................... 4-6
Tractor Safety Devices ....................................................................................................................................... 4-7
Tractor Horsepower ........................................................................................................................................... 4-7
3-Point Hitch ...................................................................................................................................................... 4-7
Hydraulics .......................................................................................................................................................... 4-7
Front End Weight ............................................................................................................................................... 4-8
Power Take Off (PTO) ....................................................................................................................................... 4-8
GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR ......................................................................................................... 4-8
Boarding the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-9
Dismounting the Tractor ..................................................................................................................................... 4-9
STARTING THE TRACTOR ............................................................................................................................ 4-10
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE ........................................................................................... 4-11
Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................ 4-12
Boom Unit Pre-Operation Inspection and Service ........................................................................................... 4-12
MACHINE CONTROLS ................................................................................................................................... 4-20
ROTOR CONTROLS ....................................................................................................................................... 4-21
Angle Float ....................................................................................................................................................... 4-22
Engaging Drive ................................................................................................................................................ 4-22
Rotor Operating Speed .................................................................................................................................... 4-22
Forward Speed ................................................................................................................................................ 4-23
Tractor Position ................................................................................................................................................ 4-23
Operating Speed .............................................................................................................................................. 4-23
Parallel Motion Geometry ................................................................................................................................ 4-23
Working Close In and High .............................................................................................................................. 4-23
Breakaway Action ............................................................................................................................................ 4-24
High Voltage Cables ........................................................................................................................................ 4-24
Cutting Sequence ............................................................................................................................................ 4-25
Grass Cutting ................................................................................................................................................... 4-26
DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................................. 4-27
Starting the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-28
Brake and Differential Lock Setting .................................................................................................................. 4-29
Driving the Tractor and Boom .......................................................................................................................... 4-30
OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ........................................................................................... 4-30
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................................................................ 4-31
Foreign Debris Hazards ................................................................................................................................... 4-33
Bystanders/Passersby Precautions ................................................................................................................. 4-33
Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO) ............................................................................................................... 4-34
Operating Speed and Ground Speed .............................................................................................................. 4-35
Operating the Mower ....................................................................................................................................... 4-35
Operating the Attached Mower Heads ............................................................................................................. 4-37
Shutting Down the Attached Head ................................................................................................................... 4-38
TRACTOR, BOOM, AND ATTACHED HEAD STORAGE ............................................................................... 4-38
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................... 4-39
Transporting on Public Roadways ................................................................................................................... 4-40
Hauling the Tractor and Implement .................................................................................................................. 4-42
MAINTENANCE SECTION .................................................................................................. 5-1
HAZARDS WITH MAINTENANCE OF IMPLEMENT ........................................................................................ 5-2
LUBRICATION INFORMATION ......................................................................................................................... 5-3
PTO SHAFT ....................................................................................................................................................... 5-4
CUTTING PTO SHAFT ...................................................................................................................................... 5-5
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM ...................................................................................................................................... 5-7
Oil Supply ........................................................................................................................................................... 5-7
Filtration Maintenance ........................................................................................................................................ 5-7
HYDRAULIC HOSES ......................................................................................................................................... 5-7
Hose Warranty ................................................................................................................................................... 5-8
HOSE CONNECTIONS ..................................................................................................................................... 5-9
Main Control Valve ............................................................................................................................................. 5-9
Cylinder Rod Maintenance ................................................................................................................................. 5-9
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS .......................................................................................................... 5-11
FLAILHEAD ..................................................................................................................................................... 5-13
Flail Blades Inspection ..................................................................................................................................... 5-14
Blade Pins and D-Ring Inspection ................................................................................................................... 5-15
Flail Axe Blades Inspection .............................................................................................................................. 5-16
Flail Axe Blade Bolt Inspection ........................................................................................................................ 5-17
SAFETY SECTION
Safety Section 1-1
SAFETY
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND PRACTICES
SAFETY
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.
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.
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 this
Manual and in the Safety Messages on the implement. Always follow the instruction in this
manual and use good common sense to avoid hazards.
Pictographs are used throughout this manual to help bring your visual attention to safety issues.
NOTE: If you want a translation of this safety section in one of the following Languages, please contact:
Translations at 1502 E. Walnut Street Seguin, TX 78155; Fax: (830) 372-9529; Safety Section Translations
are available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Russian. PN GS01
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Safety Section 1-2
SAFETY
Operator Safety
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READ, UNDERSTAND and FOLLOW Operator's Manual instructions, Warnings and Safety Messages.
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WEAR SAFETY GLASSES, safety shoes, hard hat, hearing protection and gloves when operating or repairing equipment
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WEAR appropriate breathing respirator when operating in dusty conditions to avoid respiratory diseases.
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DO NOT WEAR loose clothing or jewelry to avoid rotating parts entanglement injury.
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DO NOT USE DRUGS or ALCOHOL before or while operating equipment.
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DO NOT ALLOW anyone to operate equipment under the influence of drug or alcohol.
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CONSULT medical professional for medication impairment side effects.
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STAY CLEAR of hot surfaces such as Mufflers, hydraulic pumps, valves and tanks.
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STAY ALERT, prolonged operation can cause fatigue, STOP and REST.
GENERAL OPERATING SAFETY
VISIBILITY CONDITIONS WHEN MOWING:
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OPERATE IN DAYLIGHT or with lights that gives at least 100 yards clear vis bility.
BE ABLE TO SEE and identify passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power lines, debris and foreign
objects.
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Avoid backing up while mowing, vision may be limited, severe damage or injury can occur.
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DO NOT run tractor in enclosed building without adequate exhaust ventilation.
GROUND SPEED WHEN MOWING:
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NORMAL SPEED range is between 1 to 2 mph(1-3 kph).
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ADJUST MOWING SPEED for terrain conditions and grass type, density and cut height.
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REDUCE MOWING SPEED when near steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power lines and to avoid debris
and foreign objects.
TRACTOR and MOWER
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DO NOT operate the tractor or mower unless the equipment is maintained and operating properly.
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DISCONTINUE OPERATION if tractor or mower electrical and hydraulic controls do no function properly.
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DISCONTINUE OPERATION of the tractor if the braking or steering systems do not function properly.
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DO NOT operate the tractor or mower if there are any hydraulic leaks.
INSECT INFESTATION
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DO NOT operate in areas where bees or insects may attack unless you WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING or use enclosed tractor
cab.
PTO SPEED:
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DO NOT EXCEED IMPLEMENT RATED PTO SPEED
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AVOID exceeding rated PTO speeds that may result in broken drivelines or blade failures.
SAFETY SIGNS:
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REPLACE missing, damaged or unreadable safety signs immediately.
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Safety Section 1-3
PN OSBM-01
SAFETY
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH DO THE FOLLOWING:
SAFETY
SAFETY
CRUSHING HAZARDS
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM FALLING OFF TRACTOR, EQUIPMENT RUN OVER,
ROLLOVER AND CRUSHING BY FALLING WING OR IMPLEMENT:
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USE ROPS and SEAT BELT equipped tractors for mowing operations.
KEEP ROPS lock in up position.
ALWAYS BUCKLE UP seat belt when operating tractor and equipment.
ONLY OPERATE tractor and equipment while seated in tractor seat.
WHEN RAISING BOOM MOWER:
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Raise or lower ONLY WHILE SEATED in tractor seat with seat belt buckled.
KEEP BYSTANDERS CLEAR of area TO AVOID crushing.
KEEP sufficient clearance around implement and wings TO AVOID contacting buildings or overhead power lines.
LIFTED Equipment can fall from mechanical or hydraulic failure or inadvertent Control Lever movement.
TO AVOID EQUIPMENT FALLING while working near or under lifted boom, components and
Mower Head:
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SECURELY SUPPORT or block up raised equipment, wings and components.
BLOCK UP and securely support equipment before putting hands, feet or body under raised equipment or lifted components.
KEEP BYSTANDERS CLEAR of raised boom or mower head until securely blocked up.
WHEN PARKING Implement and Tractor:
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LOWER Mower Head to the ground or BLOCK lifted parts before leaving equipment.
NEVER leave implement unattended in a raised position.
TO AVOID CHILDREN FALLING OFF OR BEING CRUSHED BY EQUIPMENT:
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NEVER ALLOW children to play on or around Tractor or Implement.
DO NOT operate without operator CAB or OVERHEAD protection. Falling limbs and debris can cause injuries. PN CHBM-01
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SAFETY
CONNECTING OR DISCONNECTING IMPLEMENT SAFETY
WHEN connecting mower head to the boom:
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KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY from tractor and mower.
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Ensure there is enough room to lift and swing the boom with out hitting objects
BEFORE connecting and disconnecting the mower head or boom:
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STOP TRACTOR ENGINE, place transmission into park, engage parking brake and remove key.
WHEN connecting and disconnecting the mower head or boom:
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DO NOT crawl or walk under raised mower head or boom. (Refer to Instructions in Operation Section)
WHEN CONNECTING IMPLEMENT DRIVELINE:(If equipped)
TO AVOID implement driveline coming loose during operation:
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LUBRICATE yoke spring locking collar to ensure it freely slides on PTO shaft.
SECURELY seat yoke locking balls in PTO shaft groove.
PUSH and PULL DRIVELINE on both the tractor and implement PTO SHAFTS to ensure it is SECURELY
ATTACHED.
TO AVOID broken driveline during operations:
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CHECK driveline for proper length between PTO shaft and implement gearbox shaft.(Refer to Instructions in Operation
Section)
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Drivelines too short can pull apart or disengage.
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Drivelines too long can bottom out.
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Bottoming driveline telescoping assembly will stop sliding and become solid.
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Driveline bottoming can push through support bearings and break off PTO shaft.
CONTACT DEALER if implement driveline does not match Tractor PTO shaft:
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DO NOT USE PTO ADAPTER.
Using a PTO adapter can cause:
Excessive vibration, thrown objects, blade and implement failures by doubling operating speed.
Increased working length exposing unshielded driveline areas and entanglement hazards. PN CDBM-01
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SAFETY
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM BEING CRUSHED BY TRACTOR OR
IMPLEMENT:
SAFETY
SAFETY
THROWN OBJECTS HAZARDS
ROTARY MOWERS CAN THROW OBJECTS 300 FEET OR MORE UNDER ADVERSE
CONDITIONS.
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO OPERATOR OR BYSTANDERS FROM THROWN OBJECTS:
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KEEP bystanders 300 feet away
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 300 FEET UNLESS:
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All THROWN OBJECT SHIELDING including, Front and Rear Deflectors, Chains Guards, Steel Guards, Bands,
Side Skirts and Skid Shoes in place and in good condition when mowing.
Mower is close and parallel to ground without exposing blades.
MOWING AREA has been inspected and foreign materials and debris have been removed.
DO NOT shred or mow loose or previously cut material if BYSTANDERS are within 300 feet.
PASSERSBY are inside enclosed vehicle.
INSPECT AREA FOR POTENTIAL THROWN OBJECTS BEFORE MOWING:
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REMOVE debris, rocks, wire, cable, metal objects and other foreign material from area.
Wire, cable, rope, chains and metal objects can be thrown or swing outside deck with great velocity:
1. MARK objects that cannot removed.
2. AVOID these objects when mowing.
HIGH GRASS and WEED AREA INSPECTION:
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INSPECT for and REMOVE any hidden large debris.
MOW at Intermediate height
INSPECT and remove remaining debris
MOW at final height.
MOWER THROWN OBJECT SHIELDING:
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KEEP all thrown object shielding including, Front and Rear Deflectors, Chains Guards, Steel Guards, Bands, Side
Skirts and Skid Shoes in place and in good condition when mowing.
DO NOT OPERATE with any thrown object shielding missing, damaged or removed.
RIGHT OF WAY (Highway) MOWING
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Stop mowing if any bystander comes within 300 feet of the mower.
No shielding is 100% effective in preventing thrown objects. To Reduce Possibility of Injury:
1. MAINTAIN MOWER SHIELDING, side skirts, skid shoes, and blades in good operational condition,
2. RAISE CUTTING HEIGHT to 6 INCHES minimum,
3. INSPECT AREA thoroughly before mowing to REMOVE potential THROWN OBJECT HAZARDS,
4. NEVER ALLOW BLADES to CONTACT SOLID OBJECTS like wire, rocks, post, curbs, guardrails, or ground
while mowing. PN TOBM-01
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Safety Section 1-6
SAFETY
THROWN OBJECTS HAZARDS (Continued)
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DO NOT exceed mower's rated Cutting Capacity or cut non-vegetative material.
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USE ENCLOSED TRACTOR CABS when two or more mowers are operating in mowing area.
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Do Not mow in areas where bees or insects may attack unless you WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING or
use enclosed tractor cab.
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ADJUST mower head close and parallel to ground without exposing blades.
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ADJUST cutting HEIGHT to AVOID BLADE CONTACT with solid objects like wire, rocks, posts, curbs,
guard rails and fixed obstructions.
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CLOSE Mower door and stop operating if bystanders come within 300 feet of the mower.
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Keep mower door closed when cutting close to the ground.
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Open door only to cut large brush or tree limbs. Close door immediately after cutting limb.
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DO NOT push mower head down onto material to cut it, use the front tips of the mower blades to cut into
the material.
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DO NOT operate mower when mower is in transport position.
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STOP MOWING immediately if blades strike heavy objects, fixed structures, metal guard rails and
concrete structures:
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1. BLADES CAN FAIL from impact and objects can be thrown with great velocity.
2. INSPECT and REPLACE any damaged blades.
3. CHECK blade carrier and REPLACE if damaged.
DO NOT mow in standing water TO AVOID possible BLADE FAILURE.
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AVOID MOWING in reverse:
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1. STOP PTO and back up mower.
2. LOWER mower, engage PTO and mow forward.
DISENGAGE mower head and wait until BLADES stop rotating before raising mower to transport
position.
•
DO NOT ENGAGE PTO with mower in transport position.
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STOP mowing when EXCESSIVE VIBRATION occurs:
1. STOP PTO and tractor ENGINE.
2. INSPECT mower for vibration source.
3. REPLACE any damage parts and bent or damaged BLADES.
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PN TOBM-02
SAFETY
MOWER OPERATION:
SAFETY
SAFETY
RUN OVER HAZARDS
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM FALLING OFF TRACTOR OR
EQUIPMENT RUN OVER:
•
USE ROPS and SEAT BELT equipped tractors for mowing operations.
•
KEEP ROPS locked in UP position.
•
ONLY start tractor while seated in tractor seat.
•
ALWAYS BUCKLE UP seat belt when operating tractor and equipment.
•
ONLY OPERATE tractor and equipment while seated in tractor seat.
•
NEVER ALLOW RIDERS on tractor or implement.
•
When not mowing stow Boom and Mower head in transport location before moving.
WHEN MOUNTING AND DISMOUNTING TRACTOR:
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ONLY mount or dismount when tractor and moving parts are stopped.
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STOP ENGINE AND PTO, engage parking brake, lower implement, allow all moving parts to stop and
remove key before dismounting from tractor. PN ROBM-01
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SAFETY
PTO ENTANGLEMENT HAZARDS
STAY AWAY and KEEP hands, feet and body AWAY from rotating blades, drivelines and parts until all moving
elements have stopped.
•
STOP, LOOK and LISTEN before approaching the mower to make sure all rotating motion has stopped.
•
ROTATING COMPONENTS CONTINUE to ROTATE after the PTO is shut off.
PTO SHIELDING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM ENTANGLEMENT WHEN OPERATING IMPLEMENT:
•
KEEP PTO shields, integral driveline shields and input shields installed
•
DO NOT OPERATE mower without shields and guards in place or missing
•
REPAIR OR REPLACE if damage, broken or missing
•
ALWAYS REPLACE GUARDS that have been removed for service or maintenance.
•
Do Not use PTO or PTO guard as a step.
TO AVOID broken driveline during operations:
•
CHECK driveline for proper length between PTO shaft and implement gearbox shaft.(Refer to Instructions in
Operation Section)
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Drivelines too short can pull apart or disengage.
Drivelines too long can bottom out.
Bottoming driveline telescoping assembly will stop sliding and become solid.
•
Driveline bottoming can push through support bearings and break off PTO shaft
•
AVOID sharp turns or lift mower to heights to cause driveline "knocking".
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Lubricate driveshaft-telescoping components weekly.
CONTACT DEALER if implement driveline does not match Tractor PTO shaft:
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DO NOT USE PTO ADAPTER.
Using a PTO adapter can cause excessive vibration, thrown objects, blade and implement failures by
doubling operating speed. Increased working length exposing unshielded driveline areas. PN PE01
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SAFETY
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING DRIVELINES AND ELEMENTS TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH:
SAFETY
SAFETY
MOWER BLADE CONTACT HAZARDS
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING BLADES TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM
BLADE CONTACT:
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STAY AWAY and KEEP HANDS, FEET and BODY AWAY from rotating blades, drivelines and parts until all moving
elements have stopped.
DO NOT put hands or feet under mower decks
STOP rotating BLADES disengage mower switch and PTO and wait for blade to stop rotating before raising mower
head.
DO NOT approach Sickle Bar head until Tractor Engine has been shut off.
STOP LOOK and LISTEN before approaching the mower to make sure all rotating motion has stopped. PN MBBM-01
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SAFETY
HIGH PRESSURE OIL LEAK HAZARD
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DO NOT OPERATE equipment with oil or fuel leaks.
KEEP all hydraulic hoses, lines and connections in GOOD CONDITION and TIGHT before applying system
pressure.
•
RELIEVE HYDRAULIC PRESSURE before disconnecting lines or working on the system.
•
REMOVE and replace hose if you suspect it leaks. Have dealer test it for leaks.
HIGH PRESSURE FLUID LEAKS CAN BE INVISIBLE.
WHEN CHECKING FOR HYDRAULIC LEAKS AND WORKING AROUND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS:
•
ALWAYS WEAR safety glasses and impenetrable gloves.
•
USE paper or cardboard to search for leaks.
•
DO NOT USE hands or body parts to search for leak.
•
KEEP hands and body AWAY from pin holes and nozzles ejecting hydraulic fluid.
•
Hydraulic fluid may cause gangrene if not surgically removed immediately by a doctor familiar with this form of injury.
Use caution when removing Hydraulic Tank cap.
•
Tank contents maybe under pressure
•
Allow oil to cool before removing cap.
•
Relieve oil pressure before removing cap slowly.
•
Stay away from hot oil that may spray from tank.
PN HPBM-01
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SAFETY
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM HIGH PRESSURE HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS
PENERATING SKIN:
SAFETY
SAFETY
ELECTRICAL & FIRE HAZARDS
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM ELECTRICAL CONTACT WHEN
WORKING AROUND ELECTRICAL POWER LINES, GAS LINES AND UTILITY LINES:
•
INSPECT mowing area for overhead or underground electrical power lines, obstructions, gas lines,
cables and Utility, Municipal, or other type structure.
•
KEEP all raised wings at a 10 feet or greater distance from all power lines and overhead obstructions.
•
DO NOT allow mower to contact with any Utility, Municipal, or type of structures and obstructions.
•
CALL 811 and 1-800-258-0808 for identify buried utility lines.
FIRE PREVENTION GUIDELINES while Operating, Servicing, and Repairing Mower and Tractor to
reduce equipment and grass fire Risk:
•
EQUIP Tractor with a FIRE EXTINGUISHER
•
DO NOT OPERATE mower on a tractor equipped with under frame exhaust
•
DO NOT SMOKE or have open flame near Mower or Tractor
•
DO NOT DRIVE into burning debris or freshly burnt area
•
AVOID FIRE IGNITION by not allowing mower blade to contact solid objects like metal or rock.
•
DO NOT operate if oil is leaking. Repair oil leak and remove all accumulated oil before operating.
•
CLEAR any grass clippings or debris buildup around mower hydraulic pumps, valves or tanks.
•
SHUT OFF ENGINE while refueling.
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SAFETY
TRANSPORTING HAZARDS
•
KEEP transport speed BELOW 20 mph to maintain control of equipment.
•
REDUCE SPEED on inclines, on turns and in poor towing conditions.
•
DO NOT TOW with trucks or other vehicles.
•
USE only properly sized and equipped tractor for towing equipment.
•
FOLLOW all local traffic regulations.
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS FOR TOWING OR TRANSPORTING IMPLEMENTS:
•
ONLY TRANSPORT with tractor with ROPS in the raised position.
•
USE properly sized and equipped tractor that exceeds implement weight by at least 20%.
•
KEEP 20% of tractor weight on front wheels to maintain safe steering.
BEFORE TRANSPORTING OR TOWING IMPLEMENT:
TRACTOR INSPECTION:
•
CHECK steering and braking for proper operation and in good condition.
•
CHECK SMV sign, reflectors and warning lights for proper operation and visibility behind unit.
•
CHECK that your driving vision is not impaired by tractor, cab, or implement while seated in tractor seat.
•
ADJUST your operating position, mirrors, and implement transport for clear vision for traveling and traffic conditions.
PREPARE IMPLEMENT FOR TRANSPORTING OR TOWING:
•
Store Boom and Mower in transport positions and engage transport locks if equipped.
DETERMINE STOPPING CHARACTERISTICS OF TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT FOR TRANSPORTING OR
TOWING:
BRAKING TESTS:
•
Stopping distance with implement attached may increase
•
Observe STOPPING distances increases with increased speeds.
•
DETERMINE the maximum safe transport speed that does not exceed 20 mph.
•
Reduce travel speed in wet or icy roads, stopping distances increase.
DETERMINE MAXIMUM TURNING SPEED BEFORE OPERATING ON ROADS OR UNEVEN GROUND:
•
TEST equipment in slowly increasing speed in turns to determine it can be operated at higher speeds.
•
USE REDUCED turning speeds in sharp turns to avoid equipment turning over.
WHEN TOWING OR TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT:
•
Always WEAR SEAT BELT when operating or transporting mower.
•
USE low speeds to avoid overturn with raised wings.
•
USE low speeds and gradual steering on curves, hills, rough or uneven surfaces and on wet roads.
•
TURN ON tractor FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS.
•
ALLOW clearance for implement swing while turning.
KEEP raised boom mower 10 feet or greater distance from all power lines and overhead obstructions. PN THBM-01
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SAFETY
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY AND DEATH WHEN TOWING OR TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT:
SAFETY
SAFETY
HAZARDS WITH MAINTENANCE OF IMPLEMENT
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM COMPONENT FAILURE BY KEEPING IMPLEMENT IN
GOOD OPERATING CONDITION IN PERFORMING PROPER SERVICE, REPAIRS AND
MAINTENANCE.
BEFORE PERFORMING SERVICE, REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE ON THE IMPLEMENT:
•
STOP ENGINE AND PTO, engage parking brake, lower implement, allow all moving parts to stop and remove key before
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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dismounting from tractor.
PLACE implement on ground or securely block up raised equipment. Use large blocks on soft or wet soil.
PUSH and PULL Remote Hydraulic Cylinder lever to relieve hydraulic pressure.
DISCONNECT Pump solenoid valve or PTO driveline connection before servicing mower head.
WEAR SAFETY GLASSES, PROTECTIVE GLOVES and follow SAFETY PROCEDURES when performing service, repairs
and maintenance on the implement:
Always WEAR protective GLOVES when handling blades, knives, cutting edges or worn component with sharp edges.
Always WEAR GLOVES and SAFETY GLASSES when servicing hot components
AVOID CONTACT with hot hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and hose connection surfaces.
SECURELY support or BLOCK UP raised implement, framework and lifted components before working underneath equipment.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS in maintenance section when replacing hydraulic cylinders to prevent component falling.
STOP any implement movements and SHUT-OFF TRACTOR engine before doing any work procedures.
USE ladder or raised stands to reach high equipment areas inaccess ble from ground.
ENSURE good footing by standing on solid flat surfaces when getting on implement to perform work.
FOLLOW manufacturer's instructions in handling oils, solvents, cleansers, and other chemical agents.
DO NOT change any factory-set hydraulic calibrations to avoid component or equipment failures.
DO NOT modify or alter implement, functions or components.
DO NOT WELD or repair rotating mower components. These may cause vibrations and component failures being thrown from
mower.
PERFORM SERVICE, REPAIRS, LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE OUTLINED IN IMPLEMENT MAINTENANCE
SECTION:
•
INSPECT for loose fasteners, worn or broken parts, leaky or loose fittings, missing or broken cotter keys and washers on pins, and
all moving parts for wear.
•
•
•
•
•
REPLACE any worn or broken parts with authorized service parts.
Inspect mower blade spindle to ensure bearing preload. If loose repair before operating.
LUBRICATE unit as specified by lubrication schedule
NEVER lubricate, adjust or remove material while it is running or in motion.
TORQUE all bolts and nuts as specified.
BLADE INSPECTION:
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Inspect blade carrier and blades daily.
Check blade and blade carrier BOLT TORQUE daily. Loose bolts can cause blade or blade bolt failures.
REPLACE, bent, damage, cracked and broken blades immediately with new blades.
AVOID blade failures and thrown broken blades. DO NOT straighten, weld, or weld hard-facing blades.
SAFETY SHIELDS, GUARDS AND SAFETY DEVICES INSPECTION:
•
KEEP all Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel Guards, Gearbox Shields, and PTO integral shields, Bands, Side Skirts and Skid Shoes
in place and in good condition.
•
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•
REPLACE any missing, broken or worn safety shields, guards and safety devices.
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the state of California
to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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. PN HMBM-01
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SAFETY
PARTS INFORMATION
PARTS INFORMATION
Bush Hog mowers use balanced and matched system components for blade carriers, blades, cuttershafts,
knives, knife hangers, rollers, drivetrain components, and bearings. These parts are made and tested to Bush
Hog specifications. Non-genuine "will fit" parts do not consistently meet these specifications. The use of “will
fit” parts may reduce mower performance, void warranties, and present a safety hazard. Use genuine Bush
Hog mower parts for economy and safety. (SPBH-1)
SEE YOUR BUSH HOG DEALER
SAFETY
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SAFETY
Decal Location
SAFETY
NOTE: Bush Hog supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may
occur while in shipping, use, or reconditioning. Bush Hog cares about the safety of its customers, operators,
and bystanders, and will replace the safety decals on this product in the field, free of charge (Some shipping
and handling charges may apply). Contact your Bush Hog dealer to order replacement decals.
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SAFETY
PART NO.
QTY
LEVEL
DESCRIPTION
1.
D823
1
DANGER
Multi-Hazard
2.
D625
1
WARNING
Pressurized Tank
3.
D825
1
DANGER
Multi Language General Safety
4.
D723
1
INSTRUCT
Lube Chart
5.
D628
1
DANGER
Crushing and Pinch Points Hazard
6.
D623
6
WARNING
Pinch Point Hazard
7.
D547
1
DANGER
Driveline Hazard, Operate at 540 RPM
8.
D617
1
WARNING
Hydraulic Oil Leak
9.
D716
1
WARNING
Stabilizer and Sway Bar Positioned
10.
D719
1
DANGER
Automatic Breakaway Return
11.
D618
1
WARNING
Multiple Hazard
12.
50063360
2
LOGO
Bush Hog (8” x 1.76”)
13.
50068741
2
LOGO NAME
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50061049
1
LOGO
Bush Hog (22”)
15.
83380
1
REFLECTOR
SMV Sign
16.
NFS
1
SERIAL PLATE
Serial Number Plate
17.
7103230
4
_________
1/8” Pop Rivet
18.
46503.01
1
_________
Seal
19.
50068815
1
_________
Operator’s Manual
20.
46505.01
1
_________
Canister, Operators Manual
21.
9313043
3
_________
Setscrew
22.
9100103
3
_________
Flatwasher
23.
9143003
3
_________
Self-Locking Nut
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ITEM
SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
LEVEL
DESCRIPTION
1.
50061049
1
LOGO
Bush Hog (22”)
2.
D626
1
DANGER
Thrown Objects
3.
D717
1
DANGER
Multi-Thrown Objects
4.
D559
1
WARNING
Use Bush Hog Genuine Parts
5.
D720
1
WARNING
Blade Attachment Failure
6.
1458392
2
REFLECT
Red Reflector
7.
1458393
2
REFLECT
Yellow Reflector
8.
NFS
1
SER PLT
Serial Number Plate
9.
09.810.01
2
INSTRUCT
Grease 8 Hours
10.
D724
1
INSTRUCT
Lube Chart
11.
7103230
4
_________
1/8” Pop Rivet (Not Shown)
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SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
1.
D731
1
DANGER
Sharp Blades
2.
1458392
1
REFLECT
Red Reflector
3.
1458393
2
REFLECT
Yellow Reflector
4.
nfs
1
SERIAL PLATE
Serial Number Plate
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DESCRIPTION
SAFETY
SAFETY
Decal Description
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SAFETY
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SAFETY
SAFETY
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SAFETY
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SAFETY
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SAFETY
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SAFETY
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SAFETY
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SAFETY
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SAFETY
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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
SAFETY
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
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
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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INTRODUCTION SECTION
Introduction Section 2-1
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
This Boom Mower is designed with care and built with quality materials by skilled workers. Proper assembly,
maintenance, and operating practices, as described in this manual, will help the owner/operator get years of
satisfactory service from the machine.
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize and instruct. The Assembly Section instructs the owner/operator in
the correct assembly of the Mower using standard and optional equipment. The Parts Listing section is
designed to familiarize the owner/operator with replaceable parts on the Mower. This section provides
exploded assembly drawings of each mower component illustrating each piece and the corresponding part
number.
Careful use and timely service saves extensive repairs and costly downtime losses. The Operation and
Maintenance Sections of the manual train the owner/operator how to work the Mower correctly and attend to
appropriate maintenance. The Trouble Shooting Guide helps diagnose difficulties with mower and offers
solution to the problems.
Safety is of primary importance to the owner/operator and to the manufacturer. 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. Many of the Safety Messages will be repeated throughout the manual. The owner/operator/dealer
should know these Safety Messages before assembly and be aware of the hazards of operating this mower
during assembly, use, and maintenance. The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen
below, is intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury faced
when operating this machine.
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.
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INTRODUCTION
Features
Boom Reach (with flail) 14’-1”.
Fits tractors as small as 45 PTO HP
Parallel arm geometry allows reach adjustment without requiring constant height adjustment.
Totally independent hydraulics with dual rotor rotation for upward or downward cutting.
Hydraulic break-away safety mechanism
Simple cable controlled in-cab controls.
“Wire Trap” system is included on each flail head to keep loose wires from rotor entanglement.
Flail head includes adjustable front guard for protection from thrown objects.
POWER ARM ATTACHMENTS
Flail Mower
Sickle Bar Mower
DIRECTION
Throughout this Manual front and rear, left and right are determined by the normal direction of travel, the same
as driving an automobile.
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INTRODUCTION
These hydraulically driven hedgecutters are designed for light-duty work. They can
control grass and weeds on highways or industrial sites.
INTRODUCTION
ATTENTION OWNER/OPERATOR
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
1. Carefully read the Operator’s Manual, completely understand the Safety Messages and instructions, and
know how to operate correctly both the tractor and Mower.
INTRODUCTION
2. Fill out the Warranty Card in full. Be sure to answer all questions, including the Serial Number of the Mower.
Mail within 30 days of delivery date of this implement.
NOTE: Warranties are honored only if completed “Owner Registration and Warranty” forms are received by
Alamo Group within thirty days of delivery of the mower.
3. Record the Mower Model and Serial Numbers on the Warranty page at the front of the Operator’s Manual.
Keep this as part of the permanent maintenance file for the Mower.
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INTRODUCTION
LIMITED WARRANTY

Bush Hog warrants to the original purchaser of any new Bush Hog equipment, purchased from an authorized
Bush Hog dealer, that the equipment be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1)
year for non-commercial, state and municipalities’ use and ninety (90) days for commercial use from date of
retail sale. The obligation of Bush Hog to the purchaser under this warranty is limited to the repair or
replacement of defective parts.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES & CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
Bush Hog’s obligation under this limited warranty, to the extent allowed by law, is in lieu of all warranties,
implied or expressed, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE and any liability for incidental and consequential damages with respect to the sale
or use of the items warranted. Such incidental and consequential damages shall include but not be limited to:
transportation charges other than normal freight charges; cost of installation other than cost approved by Bush
Hog; duty; taxes; charges for normal service or adjustment; loss of crops or any other loss of income; rental of
substitute equipment, expenses due to loss, damage, detention or delay in the delivery of equipment or parts
resulting from acts beyond the control of Bush Hog.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY:
1. To vendor items which carry their own warranties, such as engines, tires, and tubes.
2. If the unit has been subjected to misapplication, abuse, misuse, negligence, fire or other accident.
3. If parts not made or supplied by Bush Hog have been used in connection with the unit, if, in the sole
judgement of Bush Hog such use affects its performance, stability or reliability.
4. If the unit has been altered or repaired outside of an authorized Bush Hog dealership in a manner which, in
the sole judgement of Bush Hog, affects its performance, stability or reliability.
5. To normal maintenance service and normal replacement items such as gearbox lubricant, hydraulic fluid,
worn blades, or to normal deterioration of such things as belts and exterior finish due to use or exposure.
6. To expendable or wear items such as teeth, chains, sprockets, belts, springs and any other items that in
the company’s sole judgement is a wear item.
NO EMPLOYEE OR REPRESENTATIVE OF BUSH HOG IS AUTHORIZED TO CHANGE THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY IN ANY WAY OR GRANT ANY OTHER WARRANTY UNLESS SUCH CHANGE IS MADE IN
WRITING AND SIGNED BY BUSH HOG’S SERVICE MANAGER, 2501 GRIFFIN AVE., SELMA, ALABAMA
36703.
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Record the model number, serial number and date
purchased. This information will be helpful to your
dealer if parts or service are required.
MAKE CERTAIN THE WARRANTY
HAS BEEN FILED WITH BUSH HOG
SELMA, ALABAMA
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SERIAL NUMBER _________________________
DATE OF RETAIL SALE ____________________
Introduction Section 2-5
INTRODUCTION
Replacement or repair parts installed in the equipment covered by this limited warranty are warranted for
ninety (90) days from the date of purchase of such part or to the expiration of the applicable new equipment
warranty period, whichever occurs later. Warranted parts shall be provided at no cost to the user at an
authorized Bush Hog dealer during regular working hours. Bush Hog reserves the right to inspect any
equipment or parts which are claimed to have been defective in material or workmanship.
ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY SECTION
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ASSEMBLY
TRACTOR SELECTION
Hitch Requirement
3-Point Hitch ASABE Category I
PTO Type
ASSEMBLY
540 RPM
PTO Shaft
Tractor must be equipped with live drive independent PTO shaft to enable forward movement to be halted
while the flail head continues to operate.
Horsepower Requirement
45 PTO HP Minimum
Tractor Weight
4,410 lbs. Minimum (2,000 kg)
Check Chains/Stabilizers
Check Chains or stabilizer bars must be fitted and tightened.
Stability Requirements
20% of Total Unit Weight* to be on Front Axle
20% of Rear Axle Weight to be on LH Rear Wheel with boom and cutting head in off ground operating position.
Recommended Minimum Outside Tire Width of 55” (1.4m)
* Total Unit Weight is the sum of the tractor weight and the mower weight.
Tractor Operator Station
Bush Hog recommends installing the RMB 1445 Boom Mower on cab tractors equipped with impact resistant
glass windows. Do not operate if tractor cab is damaged.
Ballast
When attaching a boom mower to a tractor, it is extremely important to make the total unit as stable as
possible. Adding Ballast or weights to the tractor may be necessary to achieve the guidelines shown below.
Front Axle: Front tractor weights may be necessary to put 20% of the total unit weight on the front axle. (Total
unit weight is the sum of the tractor weight and the mower weight.) This amount will improve stability when
driving the tractor.
Rear Axle: Wheel weights or liquid ballast should be added to the Left Hand rear tire and wheel so that a
minimum of 1500lbs of the rear axle weight is on the Left Hand side when the mower boom and head are in a
normal “off the ground” operating position. (For Example, the operating position for hedge cutting.)
A wide range of factors can affect the stability of the tractor and boom mower, and all should be considered
before operating the unit.
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Factors that affect stability:
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Center of gravity of the tractor and boom mower combined.
Position of the boom and cutting head.
Weight, wheel width, and wheelbase of the tractor.
Acceleration, braking, turning, and the relative position of the cutting head.
Ground conditions, including slope and softness of the ground.
Suggestions to improve stability:
Increase the wheel width of the rear wheels: a tractor with wider wheels is more stable.
Ballast the Left Hand rear wheel. Liquid can be added to about 75% of the tire volume. See your tractor
dealer or tire supplier for recommendations on the type of liquid.
• Addition of wheel weight to the Left Hand rear wheel.
These factors and suggestions are not all inclusive and should be used as a general guideline for tractor
stability only. For additional information, and for information on your tractor’s strength, see your tractor dealer
or tire supplier.
DEALER SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
1. The machine is delivered in a partially assembled. To make ready for attachment to the tractor it will be
necessary to select a hard level surface
2. Cut the banding straps and remove loose items and the stabilizer. Leave the transport straps on at this
stage.
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ASSEMBLY
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ASSEMBLY
STABILIZER ATTACHMENT
ASSEMBLY
Fit the stabilizer nose into the tractors top link
position (A). Use the highest position available,
avoiding any load sensing properties. The bolt on
nose of the stabilizer is reversible to accommodate
a variety of tractor linkage designs.
Stretch out the stabilizer and bolt to the machine
using the holes farthest from the tractor that the
stabilizer will reach (B). Do not fully tighten bolts at
this stage and do not replace the stabilizer nose
quadrant pin. (Figure ASM-B-0085)
TOP LINK ATTACHMENT
1. Fit the machines top link.(Figure Asm-B-0086)
2. Raise machine on tractors linkage until the tractor PTO and the machines gearbox stub shaft are approximately in line. (Figure Asm-B-0087)
NOTE: As lift occurs be aware the machinery may tilt slightly.
The quadrant lever or machine controls must be operated from the tractor seat. During this
operation ensure no one is standing on or between the linkage arm or bars.
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ASSEMBLY
3.
4.
5.
6.
Adjust the top link to bring the machines frame vertical. (Figure Asm-B-0088)
Refit the top link nose quadrant pin, fine adjust position using the tractors draft lift.(A) (Figure Asm-B-0089)
Lower tractor linkage control so that machines weight is taken by the yoke.
Fully tighten the stabilizer lower bolts.(C)
ASSEMBLY
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT
Before starting assembly, make certain that all paint, dirt, and grease are removed from gearbox shaft. To ease
assembly apply a light coat of grease to splines and assemble. Do not assemble a driveline without a shield.
Entanglement in rotating shafts can kill.
Measure distance shown between the tractor PTO Shaft and mower pump shaft. The driveline must collapse to
3” less than the measured dimension. It may be necessary to shorten the shaft. See Maintenance Section for
procedures.
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ASSEMBLY
NOTE: The dimensions measured may vary on different tractors. If moving the mower to a different tractor,
complete the measurement step again. If it is necessary to shorten the shaft, there must be at least 6” of shaft
overlap in the operating position.
Fit PTO shaft and attach torque chain to prevent the shaft guard from rotating. (Figure Asm-B-0094)
ASSEMBLY
Raise the stand legs into the work position and secure. (Figure Asm-B-0095)
REMOVE TRANSPORT STRAP
With PTO engaged, maneuver the arms into a position that will allow the cutterhead to be fitted. Fit cutterhead
and secure with circlip, washers, and cotter pin.
Cutterbar Only:
Engage the motor splines in the drive tube and bolt in position with connection uppermost.
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ASSEMBLY
HOSE ROUTING
ASSEMBLY
FINAL ASSEMBLY CHECKS
1. With the arms at half reach and with the flail head clear of the ground carry out final adjustment of the lift
arm levelling box to bring the main frame horizontal.
2. Tighten check chains and/or stabilizer bars.
3. Carefully operate the machine through its full range of movements while checking that hoses are not under
tension, pinched, frayed, or kinked and that all movements are functioning correctly.
4. Fold the machine into the transport position. The machine is now ready to proceed to the work site.
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ASSEMBLY
OIL REQUIREMENTS
Tank
ASSEMBLY
The machine is delivered from the factory with oil. When changing oil fill the reservoir with a light hydraulic oil
as recommended in the chart until the oil level is approximately 3” below the top of the tank. The total capacity
is approximately 65 liters (17 gallons). Do not overfill. The oil must have anti-frothing characteristics suitable for
use in hydraulic systems.
Supplier
Cold or Temperature Climate
Hot Climate
Castrol
Agricastrol hydraulic oil
Hy-spin AWS46
Hy-spin AWS68
Shell
Tellus 46
Tellus 68
Mobil
D.T.E. 25
D.T.E. 26
Esso
Nuto “H” or “A” 46
Nuto “H” or “A” 68
Texaco
Rando HD 46
Rando HD 68
Gulf
Hydrasil 46
Hydrasil 68
B.P.
Energal HLP 46
Energal HLP 68
Dalton
Silkolene Dove 46 or
Derwnet 46
Silkolene Dove 68
Elf
Hydrelf 46
Hydrelf 68
ISO VG
46
68
SAE
10W
20
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ASSEMBLY
When adding hydraulic oil, use only new oil from a sealed barrel. Used oil or oil from an open barrel may
contain high levels of contamination. Transfer the oil into the hydraulic tank by using a hydraulic filter pump unit
equipped with a properly operating 10 micron filter. This will insure that the oil being added is clean. Do not just
pour the oil directly into the hydraulic tank since most oils (even from a sealed barrel) have contaminants that
should be removed, before operating the hydraulic system.(Asm-B-0010 & Asm-B-0103)
ASSEMBLY
Gearbox
Check the gearbox oil level. On level ground, gearbox should be filled until oil is visibly level with the lip of the
filler plug aperture. Do not attempt to fill by removing the breather as the depth of tapped thread in the casing at
this point is insufficient to allow repeated loosening and tightening of the breather plug.
The gearbox capacity is 1-1/2 pints. Use EP90 gear oil.
FITTING CONTROL UNIT IN CAB
An angled bracket is supplied to provide a mounting location for the control unit.
This bracket may be bolted to the fender or cab cladding in a convenient location ensuring that no structural
member of the cab or roll bar is drilled.
In deciding the final position of the control box remember not to exceed the minimum acceptable bend radius of
8” for the cables.
When the control unit is removed from the cab ensure the rubber edge strip is fitted too the mounting bracket to
cover any possible sharp edges.
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ASSEMBLY
RUNNING UP PROCEDURE
ASSEMBLY
RMB 1445 With Flail Head ONLY
1. Ensure that the rotor control is in “STOP” position, start the tractor, engage PTO and allow the oil to
circulate for about 5 minutes before operating the arms.
2. Operate the armhead levers through their complete range ensuring that all movements are functioning
correctly.
3. Check that the flail nuts and bolts are tight. Place the flail head at a safe position and move the rotor control
to “ON” position. After initial fluctuation due to priming, the rotor should settle to a steady speed. Increase
PTO speed to approximately 360 RPM and run for a further five minutes before engaging and stopping
tractor.
4. Check the hose routing and observe that they are free from any pinching, chafing, straining or kinks.
Recheck the oil level in the tank and top up as necessary.
Do not allow the pump to continue working if the rotor does not turn. Overheating and
serious pump damage to the pump can be caused in a very short time.
5. Replace return filter elements after an initial 12 hours of operation and every 500 hours thereafter.
All models:
Replace return filter elements after an initial 12 hours of operation and every 500 hours thereafter.
REMOVAL FROM TRACTOR
1. Select a firm level site for parking the machine.
2. Lower the stand legs and lock.
3. Raise the machine until the weight is taken off the stabilizer.
4. Remove the stabilizer nose quadrant locking pin.
5. Lower the machine to the ground.
6. Operate machine controls and place the flail head on the ground.
7. Disengage tractor PTO and remove the drive shaft.
8. Disconnect stabilizers bars or loosen check chains as applicable.
9. Unbolt the control unit from the mounting bracket, remove from tractor cab and stow the lever in a suitable
location clear of the ground. For units that have quick attach cables, uncouple the cables and leave the
control unit in the cab of the tractor.
10. Raise the machine on the tractor’s linkage to take the weight off the yoke and remove the lower yoke pins.
11. Lower the tractor draft links and place machine firmly on the ground.
12. Remove draft links and top link from the machine, drive tractor away and remove yoke.
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OPERATION SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
OPERATION
RMB 1445 REAR MOUNT BOOM MOWER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
Bush Hog Boom mowers are manufactured with quality material by skilled workers. These mowers are
designed for cutting grass and small weeds. The mower is equipped with protective deflectors to prevent
objects being thrown from the mower by the blades. However, no shielding is 100% effective. All shields,
guards, and deflectors equipped on the mower must be maintained in good operational condition.
It is the operator’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of all potential operating hazards and to take every
reasonable precaution to ensure oneself, others, animals, and property are not injured or damaged by the
mower, tractor, or a thrown object. Do not operate the mower if passersby, pets, livestock, or property are
within 100 yards of the unit.
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All THROWN OBJECT SHIELDING including, Front and Rear Deflectors and Skid Shoes are in place and
in good condition when mowing.
• Mower is adjusted to be close and parallel to ground without exposing blades.
• MOWING AREA has been inspected and foreign materials and debris have been removed.
• PASSERSBY are inside enclosed vehicle.
This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate safe and proper mower
use to the operator. Pictures contained in this section are intended to be used as a visual aid to assist in
explaining the operation of a flail mower and are not specific to any model. Some pictures may show shields
removed for picture clarity. NEVER operate implement without all shields in place and in good operational
condition. The operator must be familiar with the mower and tractor and all associated safety practices before
operating the mower and tractor. Proper operation of the mower, as detailed in this manual, will help ensure
years of safe and satisfactory use of the mower.
IMPORTANT: To avoid mower damage, retorque all bolts after the first 10 hours of operation. Refer to the
Torque Chart at the end of the Maintenance Section to ensure bolts are properly tightened.
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY SECTION OF THIS
MANUAL AND THE TRACTOR MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT. If you do not understand any of the instructions, contact your nearest authorized dealer for a
full explanation. Pay close attention to all safety signs and safety messages contained in this manual and
those affixed to the implement and tractor. OPS-U- 0001
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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OPERATION
1. Standard Equipment and Specifications
Standard Specifications
3-Point CAT I
45 HP
4410 lbs.
14’3”
1”
1-1/4”
39”
59”
Semi-Independent
1,219 lbs
17.4 Gallons
Model F39 Flail
Model S58 Cutterbar
A. Maximum Reach - Head Horizontal ........................ 14’1”
B. Maximum Reach - Head Vertical ................................13’
C. Maximum Height - Head Horizontal........................ 13’5”
D. Maximum Height - Head Vertical ............................ 13’8”
E. Maximum Depth - Head at 45º.................................. 7’3”
F. Sliding Width - Head Vertical ..................................... 5’6”
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OPERATION
Hitch
Tractor PTO Horsepower (Minimum)
Tractor Weight (Minimum)
Boom Reach
Cutting Capacity: Flail Head
Sickle Bar
Cutting Width:
Flail Head
Sickle Bar
Hydraulics
Approximate Weight with Flailhead
Oil Tank Capacity
Parallel Arm Geometry
Safety Breakaway - Hydraulic
Heavy Duty Rear Roller
Front Flap Kit
Cable Rotor Control - Dual Rotation
Window Guards
Attachments
OPERATION
2. OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
OPERATION
Safe operation of the unit is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and
understands the implement and tractor Operator’s Manuals and is experienced in implement and tractor
operation and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual,
safety signs are affixed to the implement and tractor. If any part of the operation and safe use of this
equipment is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete explanation.
If the operator cannot read the manuals for themselves or does not completely understand the operation of the
equipment, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to read and explain the manuals, safety practices, and
operating instructions to the operator.
Safe operation of equipment requires that the operator wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
for the job conditions when attaching, operating, servicing, and repairing the equipment. PPE is designed to
provide operator protection and includes the following safety wear:
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
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Always Wear Safety Glasses
Hard Hat
Steel Toe Safety Footwear
Gloves
Hearing Protection
Close Fitting Clothing
Respirator or Filter Mask (depends
operating conditions) OPS-U- 0002
on
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)
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
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OPERATION
In addition to tractor horsepower and size required to operate the mower unit, the tractor must also be properly
equipped to provide operator protection, to alert approaching vehicle drivers of the tractor’s presence, and to
ensure tractor stability when mowing with the boom fully extended.
Tractor Requirements and Capabilities
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2.1 ROPS and Seat Belt
The tractor must be equipped with a Roll-Over-Protective-Structure (ROPS) (tractor cab or roll-bar) and seat
belt to protect the operator from falling off the tractor, especially during a roll over where the driver could be
crushed and killed. Only operate the tractor with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt fastened.
Tractor models not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed by an
authorized dealer. OPS-U- 0003
Operate this Equipment only with a Cab Tractor. Always wear seat belts.
2.2 Operator Thrown Object Protection
The tractor must be equipped with protective
equipment to shield the operator from falling and
thrown objects. For cab tractors, the tractor must
be equipped with an operator safety screen on its
right side or the right side windows must be fitted
with a shatter proof safety window.
OPS-B- 0001_B
Never operate the Tractor and Mower Unit without an OPS (Operators
Protective Structure) or Cab to prevent injury from objects thrown from
ground or from overhead trimming. Stop mowing if workers or passersby
are within 300 feet. (SBM-9)
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OPERATION
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Certified approved Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or ROPS cab and seat belt.
Operator Protection .......................... Tractor must be equipped with protective structure such as operator
cage or lexan window to protect operator from thrown object and
falling objects
Tractor Safety Devices .................... Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting
Tractor Ballast ................................. As required to maintain at least 1500 lbs. on left rear tire
OPERATION
2.3 Tractor Lighting and SMV Emblem
OPERATION
If the tractor will be operated near or traveled on a
public roadway it must be equipped with proper
warning lighting and a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV)
emblem which are clearly visible from the rear of
the unit. Most tractor’s have different settings for
operating and transporting lighting. Refer to the
tractor operator’s manual for using the tractor’s
light switch and operating the turn signals.
OPS-B- 0017
2.4 Tractor Ballast
To ensure tractor stability when operating on flat surfaces the left rear tractor tire MUST exert a minimum
down force (weight) of 1500 lbs. on the ground when the tractor is on level ground, its boom is fully extended
and the mower head is horizontal and two feet above the ground. A tractor that does not meet this criteria is
DANGEROUS and should not be operated as upset of the unit can occur resulting in possible serious injury
and property damage.
If the unit is operated on slopes greater than 5,
additional counterweight will be required.
Operation of the unit on slopes greater than 11
percent (6.4 degrees) is not recommended under
any circumstances. On a tractor with a 96” outside
to outside tire spread, an 11 percent (6.4 degrees)
slope occurs when one rear tractor tire is about 8”
lower than the other rear tire. OPS-B- 0018_C
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2.5 Tractor Safety Devices
If transporting or operating the tractor and implement near a public roadway, the tractor must be equipped with
proper warning lighting and a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem which are clearly visible from the rear of
the unit. Lights and a SMV emblem must be equipped directly on implements if the visibility of the tractor
warning signals are obscured.
Maintain all manufacturer equipped safety shields and guards. Always replace shields and guards that were
removed for access to connect, service, or repair the tractor or implement. Never operate the tractor PTO
with the PTO master shield missing or in the raised position. OPS-U- 0004
The horsepower required to operate the mower depends on many factors including vegetation to be cut, terrain
condition, operator experience, and condition of the mower and tractor. For most mowing condition, the RMB
1445 flail trimmer requires a tractor with at least 45 PTO HP. Operating the mower with a tractor that does not
have adequate power may damage the tractor engine.
2.7 3-Point Hitch
RMB 1445 boom mowers can attach to tractors
with a CAT I hitch. Refer to the tractor operator’s
manual for the category of the tractor used. If the
hitch does not conform to ASABE Cat I
dimensions, the mower may not fit or raise
properly. Consult an authorized dealer for possible
modification procedures to mount nonconforming
hitches.
Use the correct hitch pins.
IMPORTANT: Scan this QR Code with your smart phone to link to the ADMA
Driveline Safety Manual for more information on the safe use of a driveline during
normal operation and maintenance. Or type in your internet browser the following
web address: www.algqr.com/dme Ops-0009-MISC
2.8 Hydraulics
The RMB 1445 is available with a Totally Independent Hydraulic System complete with rotor rotation control.
The fully independent system is operated by an extra lever on the control console, which allows selection of
rotor rotation and all other functions.
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OPERATION
2.6 Tractor Horsepower
OPERATION
2.9 Front End Weight
A minimum of 20% total tractor weight must be maintained on the tractor front end at all times. Front end
weight is critical to maintain steering control and to prevent the tractor from rearing up while driving. If the
front end is too light, add weight until a minimum of 20% total weight is reached on the front tires. Front
weights and weight carriers can be purchased through an authorized tractor dealership. OPS-U- 0005
OPERATION
2.10 Power Take Off (PTO)
Depending on the unit, the mower is designed to operate at a PTO speed of 540 RPM. Most tractors operate
at either 540, or a combination of 540 and 1000 RPM PTO speeds. The operating speed of the mower and
tractor can be determined by the number of splines on the driveline yoke and PTO output shaft. Those
operating at 540 RPM will have a 6-spline shaft and those operating at 1000 RPM will have a 21-spline shaft
or a 1-3/4” 20 spline shaft. Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for instructions to change PTO speeds on
models that operate at more than one speed.
If operating an older model tractor where the tractor’s transmission and PTO utilize one master clutch, an
over-running clutch must be used between the PTO output shaft and the driveline of the mower. An
authorized tractor dealer can provide the over-running clutch and its installation if needed. OPS-U- 0006_E
DO NOT use a PTO adapter to attach a non-matching Implement driveline to a Tractor
PTO. Use of an adapter can double the operating speed of the Implement resulting in
excessive vibration, thrown objects, and blade and implement failure. Adapter use will also
change the working length of the driveline exposing unshielded driveline areas. Serious
bodily injury and/or equipment failure can result from using a PTO adapter. Consult an
authorized dealer for assistance if the Implement driveline does not match the Tractor PTO.
(S3PT-14)
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Implement input driveline is directly connected
to the Tractor transmission. Tractor braking distances can be substantially increased by
the momentum of the rotating Mower blades driving the Tractor transmission even though
the Tractor clutch has been disengaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor
PTO and the Mower driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation. (S3PT-16)
3. GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR
Before getting onto the tractor, the operator must read and completely understand the implement and tractor
operator manuals. If any part of either manual is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for
a complete explanation. OPS-U- 0007
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OPERATION
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)
3.1 Boarding the Tractor
Never allow passengers to ride on the tractor or attached equipment. Riders can easily fall off and be
seriously injured or killed from falling off and being ran over. It is the operator’s responsibility to forbid all extra
riders at all times. OPS-U- 0008
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
Never allow children to operate or ride on the Power Unit or Implement.
(SPU-17)
3.2 Dismounting the Tractor
Before dismounting, park the tractor and implement on a reasonably level surface, apply the parking brake,
idle the engine down, disengage the PTO, and lower the implement to the ground. Shut down the tractor
engine according to the operator’s manual, remove the key, and wait for all motion to completely stop. Never
leave the seat until the tractor, its engine and all moving parts have come to a complete stop.
Use hand rails and steps when exiting the tractor. Be careful of your step and use extra caution when mud,
ice, snow or other matter has accumulated on the steps or hand rails. Use all handrails and steps for support
and never rush or jump off the tractor. OPS-U- 0009
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)
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OPERATION
Use both hands and equipped handrails and steps for support when boarding the tractor. Never use control
levers for support when mounting the tractor. Seat yourself in the operator’s seat and secure the seat belt
around you.
OPERATION
4. STARTING THE TRACTOR
The operator must have a complete understanding of the placement, function, and operational use of all
tractor controls before starting the tractor. Review the tractor operator’s manual and consult an authorized
dealer for tractor operation instructions if needed.
OPERATION
Essential Tractor Controls:
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Locate the ignition key/switch
Locate the engine shut off control
Locate the hydraulic control levers
Locate the light control lever
Locate the brake pedals and clutch
Locate the PTO control
Locate the 3 point hitch control lever
Locate the boom operating controls (joystick or valve bank)
Before starting the tractor ensure the following:
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Conduct all pre-start operation inspection and service according to the tractor operator’s manual.
Make sure all guards, shields, and other safety devices are securely in place.
The parking brake is on.
The tractor transmission levers are in park or neutral.
The boom operating controls are in the neutral and off position.
The PTO control lever is disengaged.
The hydraulic remote control levers are in the neutral position.
Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for tractor starting procedures. Only start the tractor while seated and
belted in the tractor operator’s seat. Never bypass the ignition switch by short circuiting the starter solenoid.
After the tractor engine is running, avoid accidental contact with the tractor transmission to prevent sudden
and unexpected tractor movement. OPS-B- 0003
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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)
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
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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)
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not
limited to) - the Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel Guards,
Gearbox Shields, PTO integral shields , and Retractable Door
Shields should be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety
devices should be inspected carefully at least daily for missing or broken
components. Missing, broken, or worn items must be replaced at once to reduce
the possibility of injury or death from thrown objects, entanglement, or blade
contact. (SBM-18)
Use extreme caution when raising the Mower head. Stop the Blades from turning when the
Mower Head is raised and passersby are within 300 feet. Raising the Mower head
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard and can cause
serious injury by objects thrown from the Blades or by contact with the Blades. (SBM-2)
5. PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE
Before each use, a pre-operation inspection and service of the implement and tractor must be performed.
This includes routine maintenance and scheduled lubrication, inspecting that all safety devices are equipped
and functional, and performing needed repairs. DO NOT operate the unit if the pre-operation inspection
reveals any condition affecting safe operation. Perform repairs and replacement of damaged and missing
parts as soon as noticed. By performing a thorough pre-operation inspection and service, valuable down time
and repair cost can be avoided. OPS-U-0029
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OPERATION
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. (SG-14)
OPERATION
OPERATION
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)
5.1 Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual to ensure a
complete pre-operation inspection and scheduled
service
is
performed
according
to
the
manufacturers recommendations. The following
are some of the items that require daily service and
inspection:
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Tire condition/air pressure
Wheel lug bolts
Steering linkage
PTO shield
SMV sign is clean and visible
Tractor’s lights are clean and functional
Tractor Seat belt is in good condition
Tractor ROPS is in good condition
ROPS is in the raised position
No tractor oil leaks
Radiator free of debris
Engine oil level and condition
Engine coolant level and condition
Power brake fluid level
Power steering fluid level
Fuel condition and level
Sufficient lubrication at all lube points
Air filter condition OPS-U-0030
5.2 Boom Unit Pre-Operation Inspection and Service
Inspect and service the boom arm and head prior to operation. Damaged and/or broken parts should be
repaired and/or replaced immediately. To ensure the unit is ready for operation, conduct the following:
OPS-B- 0020
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All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not limited
to) - the Deflectors, Steel Guards, Gearbox Shields, PTO integral
shields , and Retractable Door Shields should be used and maintained
in good working condition. All safety devices should be inspected carefully at least daily
for missing or broken components. Missing, broken, or worn items must be replaced at
once to reduce the possibility of injury or death from thrown objects, entanglement, or
blade contact. (SFL-5)
The operator’s manual and safety signs affixed on
the unit contain important instructions on the safe
and proper use of the equipment. Maintain these
important safety features on the implement in good
condition to ensure the information is available to
the operator at all times.
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Ensure the manual canister is secured to the
equipment with the operator’s manual inside.
Ensure all safety signs are in place and legible.
Replace missing, damaged, and illegible
decals. OPS-U- 0011
NOTE: The mower Operator’s Manual and affixed Decals contain important instructions on the safe and proper
use of the mower. Maintain these important safety features on the mower in good condition to ensure the
information is available to the operator at all times.
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death. (SG-24)
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OPERATION
Replace bent or broken blades with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STRAIGHTEN,
WELD, OR WELD HARDFACING ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY CRACK OR
OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLY
CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN BLADES. (SGM-10)
OPERATION
FRAME ASSEMBLY
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OPERATION
•
Ensure all bolts and screws are in position and
are properly torqued.
Ensure all pins are in place and fastened with
screws.
Ensure frame is properly mounted to tractor and
hardware is properly installed and tightened.
OPS-B- 0021_H
BOOM ARM ASSEMBLY
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Inspect condition of each arm section weldment
Ensure all pins are in place.
Ensure all bolts and screws are properly installed.
Check condition of teflon bushings at boom pivot
points.
Ensure each hydraulic cylinder is installed and retained
correctly. Ensure the proper size pins are used to
retain the cylinders in place and are secured properly.
Ensure that all joints are lubricated. See Maintenance
Section for Lubrication Chart. OPS-B-0022_K
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in
motion or while tractor engine is running. (SG-20)
HYDRAULIC LINE INSPECTION
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Check for hydraulic leaks along hoses,
cylinders and fittings. IMPORTANT: DO NOT
use your hands to check for oil leaks. Use a
piece of heavy paper or cardboard to check for
hydraulic oil leaks.
Inspect the condition of the valve weldment.
Ensure fitting is properly connected
Inspect condition of nylon bushings.
OPS-B- 0023_E
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Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair work on the Implement.
Place the Mower Head on the ground or securely supported on blocks or stands, disengage
the PTO, and turn off the engine. Push and pull the control Levers or Joystick several times
to relieve pressure prior to starting any maintenance or repair work. (SBM-6)
Never Leave the mower unattended while the head is in the raised
position. The mower could fall causing serious injury to anyone who
might inadvertently be under the mower (SBM-4)
HYDRAULIC PUMP/OIL RESERVOIR
• Check oil reservoir level and oil condition. (Add
proper type oil if low)
• Change hydraulic oil filter and hydraulic oil
according to maintenance schedule.
• Ensure there are no oil leaks and fitting are
properly connected
• Inspect overall condition of hydraulic pump.
• Inspect pump drive shaft.
Check the fluid level in the Hydraulic Tank, and add oil if required. As the air has been forced out of the Cylinders and Hoses, it goes into the Hydraulic Tank and reduces the volume of oil. Maintain the oil level within the
sight gauge located on the side of the resevoir. Never fill the tank above the sight gauge to allow for the expansion of the oil. The tank maintains pressure after the mower has been run. Stand off to one side when removing the breather cap element to prevent possible injury. To relieve pressure remove the breather cap element
and depress the spring loaded pressure valve to release any excess air. OPS-B- 0024_K
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OPERATION
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)
OPERATION
Attention: Oil Filler Cap is also the Pressure Relief Cap.
Remove cap slowly to relieve pressure before removing cap completely. Stay clear to
prevent being scalded with hot oil that may spray out of the tank that is still pressurized and
may cause serious injury to eyes, face, and exposed skin. (Ops-0001-MISC)
OPERATION
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)
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)
FLAIL HEAD INSPECTION
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Inspect blades and blade bolts for looseness
and excessive wear. Rotate to 90° to make for
checking easier. Replace damaged, worn, and
missing blades as complete sets to maintain
cuttershaft balance.
Ensure rubber deflectors are in position and not
damaged. Replace worn, broken, and missing
sections immediately.
Ensure the rollers are in good condition and
rotate freely.
Inspect that all bolts and screws are in position
and are properly torqued.
Ensure hydraulic lines are properly connected to the hydraulic motor. Check for hydraulic leaks along
hoses and fittings. DO NOT use your hands to check for oil leaks. Use a piece of heavy paper or
cardboard to check for hydraulic oil leaks.
Remove any grass or other debris which may be wrapped around the cuttershafts ends.
Inspect the condition of deck skid shoes and hardware. OPS-B- 0026_C
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SICKLE BAR INSPECTION
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Do not put hands or feet near the cutter bar. Blade contact can result
in serious injury. Stay away until all motion has stopped and the
mower is securely blocked up. (SSM-1)
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)
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OPERATION
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Inspect blades and blade bolts for looseness
and excessive wear. Replace damaged, worn,
and missing blades.
Ensure guards are in position and not
damaged. Replace worn, broken, and missing
guards.
Inspect that all bolts and screws are in position
and are properly torqued.
Ensure hydraulic lines are properly connected
to the hydraulic valve and cylinders. Check for
hydraulic leaks along hoses and fittings. DO
NOT use your hands to check for oil leaks. Use
a piece of heavy paper or cardboard to check
for hydraulic oil leaks.
Ensure hydraulic cylinder is installed and
retained correctly. Ensure the proper size pins
are used to retain the cylinder in place and are
secured with pins.
Remove any grass or other debris which may
be wrapped around the cutterbar. OPS-B- 0063
OPERATION
Tractor PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Tractor ID#:________________________Make:________________________
OPERATION
Date:______________________________Shift:________________________
Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all
rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake
engaged. Make sure the implement is resting on the ground or securely
blocked up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The flashing lights function properly
The SMV Sign is clean and visible
The tires are in good condition with proper pressure
The wheel lug bolts are tight
The tractor brakes are in good condition
The steering linkage is in good condition
There are no visible oil leaks
The hydraulic controls function properly
The ROPS or ROPS Cab is in good condition
The seatbelt is in place and in good condition
The 3-point hitch is in good condition
The drawbar pins are securely in place
The PTO master shield is in place
The engine oil level is full
The brake fluid level is full
The power steering fluid level is full
The fuel level is adequate
The engine coolant fluid level is full
The radiator is free of debris
The air filter is in good condition
Operator’s Signature:___________________________________________________
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or IMPLEMENT
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OPERATION
BUSH HOG Boom Mower PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Mower ID#_________________ IMPORTANT:
Scan this QR Code
Date:______________________ for an electronic
copy
of
this
Make_____________________ inspection sheet.
Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all
rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake
engaged. Make sure the mower is resting on the ground or securely blocked
up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The Operator’s Manual is in the canister on the mower
All safety decals are in place and legible
The Mounting frame bolts are in place and tight
The Boom connection bolts & pins are tight
There are no cracks in boom
The Hydraulic Cylinders pins are tight
The Hydraulic Pump hose connections are tight
The Hydraulic Valve hose connections are tight
The Hydraulic Valve controls function properly
There are no leaking or damaged hoses
The Hydraulic Oil level is full
There is no evidence of Hydraulic leaks
The Blades are not chipped, cracked or bent
The Blade bolts are tight
The Deflectors are in place and in good condition
The Mower shields are in place and in good condition
The Skid shoes are in good condition & tight
There are no cracks or holes in mower deck
The Hyd. motor mounting bolts are tight
The mower head spindle housing is tight and lubricated
Operator’s Signature:______________________________________________________________
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or MOWER
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OPERATION
Shift______________________
OPERATION
OPERATION
6. MACHINE CONTROLS
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OPERATION
7. ROTOR CONTROLS
OPERATION
Reversing Rotation - With Flailhead
Select “ROTOR OFF”
Wait until the rotor has stopped turning.
Turn the small lever on the side of the rotor control lever pivot box 180 degrees. This will reset the control lever
stop inside the pivot box and allow opposite rotation to be selected.
Reversing Rotation - With Sicklebar
Always pull the lever towards the operator to start cutterbar operation.
Never reverse cutting direction.
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OPERATION
7.1 Angle Float
The selection of angle float on the control box
simultaneously connects both gland and base side
of the angling ram to tank.
OPERATION
The ram rod can then extend and retract freely
allowing the flail head to automatically follow the
contours of the ground.
Angle float is an “Operator Friendly” mowing feature
and can be used singly or in conjuction with lift float.
NOTE: For the feature to work to its maximum
capabilities the head must be mounted so that it is
balanced within the pivot.
7.2 Engaging Drive
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ensure that the rotor control lever is moved to the “STOP” position before engaging the PTO shaft.
Allow the oil to circulate for a minute or so before operating the armhead levers.
Position the flail head in a safe position, increase the engine speed to a high idle and move rotor control
lever to “ON”.
After initial surging the rotor will run at an even speed. Starting the rotor this way reduces the starting
loads imposed on the hydraulic motor and the drive splines.
7.3 Rotor Operating Speed
Ensure that the rotor control lever is in ‘STOP’ position before engaging the PTO shaft. Allow the oil to circulate
for a minute or so before operating the armhead levers. Position the flail head in a safe position, increase the
engine speed to a high idle and move rotor control lever to ‘START’. After initial surging, the rotor will run at an
even speed.
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OPERATION
7.4 Forward Speed
7.5 Tractor Position
The position of the tractor in relation to the hedgerow will again be determined by experience. For a normal
straight forward hedgerow the position should be such as to allow the reach cylinder to be in mid-stroke. This
effectively allows the reach to be adjusted in either direction without altering the tractor’s position.
7.6 Operating Speed
The flail head should be run at a constant speed of 2500 RPM. To achieve these speeds it will be necessary to
run the tractor engine to give a PTO speed of 540 RPM.
Never exceed 540 RPM on the PTO shaft.
7.7 Parallel Motion Geometry
This feature enables the operator to adjust the reach of the machine in and out without having to continuously
adjust the lift service to compensate for the change in head pivot height.
NOTE: The performance of the feature is at its most accurate during the mid range of reach, with some
deterioration in performance being experienced when the outer extremities of reach adjustment are
approached.
7.8 Working Close In and High
When attempting to position the flail head to cut close in and high the main arm may touch against the stop
before the required head position is achieved. If this occurs select “Reach out”, this will cause the main arm to
lift off the stop allowing the “Lift up” motion to be continued on service selection.
Using this technique allows the flail head to be positioned in the “Close In” position from ground level to full
height.
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OPERATION
Tractor ground speed is determined by the material being cut. Heaver materials require slower speeds or a
second pass. Travel speeds that are too fast will cause the engine RPM to drop, will cause the cut material to
have a poor finish, or will activate the breakaway system frequently. Do not exceed 2 MPH while operating
mower head.
OPERATION
7.9 Breakaway Action
The machine is fitted with a hydraulic breakaway device which protects the structure of the machine should an
unforeseen obstacle be encountered.
OPERATION
NOTE: The breakaway function does not relieve the operator of his responsibility to drive carefully, be alert
and AVOID OBVIOUS HAZARDS BEFORE CONTACT OCCURS.
Breakaway may occur momentarily during normal work should an extra thick or dense patch of vegetation be
encountered. In these instances, tractor forward motion may be maintained with care. Where breakaway has
occurred as a result of contacting a post, tree, etc., the tractor must be halted and the controls of the machine
utilized to maneuver the head away from the obstacle. NEVER CONTINUE FORWARD MOTION TO DRAG
THE HEAD AROUND THE OBSTACLE IN BREAKBACK POSITION.
NOTE: The force required to activate the breakaway system will vary dependent upon the gradient of work. It
will require less force when working uphill and vice versa.
7.10 High Voltage Cables
Always keep a careful lookout and use extreme care when working
around overhead obstructions. Never allow the Mower head or boom
within 10 feet of any power line. When working close to overhead
power lines consult your electric company for a safe code of operation.
(SBM-7)
Depending on the voltage of the cables and the weather conditions there is a danger of electric flashover if the
head or arms approach the cables too closely.
Always maintain a minimum clearance distance of 10’ when operating near high voltage cables.
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OPERATION
7.11 Cutting Sequence
OPERATION
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Operator preference will ultimately decide on the order of cutting. Where it is difficult to determine the original
hedge line because of overgrowth a recommended method is to start by siding up the hedge first, if necessary
making more than one pass.
A second cut should then be taken at an incline along the hedge top and again if there is prolific growth it may
be necessary to make more than one pass until the hedge is reduced to the height and contour required.
OPERATION
Finally, finish with a ground cut. The roller should be lowered for this. This ground cut defines the base line of
the hedge, severs shrubs and debris that encroach out from the bottom, and further mulches the toppings that
have fallen.
NOTE: Flails are more prone to accidental damage and blunting by stones on a ground cut. Therefore, when
convenient, this should be left until the end.
Where the hedge has been well maintained in the past, it may be found better to cut the top before either side.
Do not be tempted to make a vertical cut on the opposite or “Away from the Tractor” side of
the hedge. This would entail cutting “blind” and the rotating flail would be capable of
throwing debris through the hedgerow in line with the operator.
Where both sides of a roadside hedge are to cut, always cut the field side first. The uncut roadside helps to
reduce the amount of debris being flung through the hedge into the road. Also by sloping the vertical cut to give
an “A” shape, debris is thrown down into the hedge bottom and the spread of material is reduced.
7.12 Grass Cutting
Flails must cut upwards.
Front hood CW flaps, skids and rear flap must be
fitted.
The mounting holes allow three positions for the
front hood.
NOTE: For cutterbars 500 RPM is a guide speed
only. It should be run only as fast as necessary to
do the job. Never exceed 540 RPM PTO speed.
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OPERATION
8. DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
Safe tractor transport requires the operator to possess a thorough knowledge of the model being operated
and precautions to take while driving with an attached implement. Ensure the tractor has the capacity to
handle the weight of the boom and the tractor operating controls are set for safe transport. To ensure safety
while driving the tractor with a boom, review the following.
Power for operating the mower is supplied from the tractor PTO. Refer to your tractor manual instructions for
engaging and disengaging the PTO. Start the tractor and bring the engine speed up to normal operating 540
PTO speed. Always engage the PTO at low engine RPM and run the mower for a short period until all air is
removed from the hoses. Keep all person's well clear of mower since blades can throw objects with great
velocity for a considerable distance! KEEP CLEAR! OPS-B- 0005
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)
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)
This Implement may be wider than the Tractor. 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. (S3PT-12)
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)
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OPERATION
Read all safety instructions. Decals on the Boom warn you of particular and multiple hazards. Some decals
are attached close to part of the Boom where there is a possible hazard. Read and make sure you
understand the safety messages before you operate the implement. Keep all decals clean and readable.
Replace lost or damaged decals, refer to safety section for more information.
OPERATION
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.
OPERATION
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 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.
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)
8.1 Starting the Tractor
The procedure to start the tractor is model specific.
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for starting
procedures for your particular tractor. Consult an
authorized dealer if the starting procedure is
unclear. Ensure the 3-point control lever is in the
lowered position and the PTO is disengaged before
starting the tractor. OPS-U-0033
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OPERATION
8.2 Brake and Differential Lock Setting
Make sure the tractor brakes are in good operating
condition. Tractor brakes can be set to operate
independently allowing single rear wheel braking
action or locked together to provide simultaneous
rear wheel braking. FOR MOST DRIVING AND
OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE BRAKE PEDALS
SHOULD BE LOCKED TOGETHER TO PROVIDE
THE MOST EFFECTIVE BRAKING ACTION.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes.
When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance increases; use
extreme care and reduce your speed in these conditions. 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.
Use extreme caution when raising the Mower head. Stop the Blades from turning when the
Mower Head is raised and passersby are within 300 feet. Raising the Mower head
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard and can cause
serious injury by objects thrown from the Blades or by contact with the Blades. (SBM-2)
Never Leave the mower unattended while the head is in the raised
position. The mower could fall causing serious injury to anyone who
might inadvertently be under the mower (SBM-4)
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
in serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped
and the decks are securely blocked up. (SFL-2)
Make certain that the Boom swing path is clear of bystanders, powerlines, and obstructions
to prevent injury, electrocution, and possible machine damage. Swing Boom SLOWLY
AND CAREFULLY. Avoid sudden starting and stopping. (Ops-0002-MISC)
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Always disengage the tractor differential lock when
turning. When engaged the differential lock will
prevent or limit the tractor from turning. During
normal cutting conditions, locking the differential
provides no benefit and should not be used. OPSU- 0013
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8.3 Driving the Tractor and Boom
OPERATION
Start off driving at a slow speed and gradually increase your speed while maintaining complete control of the
tractor. Never operate the tractor at speeds that cannot be safely handled or which will prevent the operator
from stopping quickly during an emergency. If the power steering or engine ceases operating, stop the tractor
immediately as the tractor will be difficult to control.
Perform turns with the tractor and mower at slow speeds to determine how the tractor with an attached
implement handles a turn. Determine the safe speed to maintain proper control of the tractor when making
turns. When turning with the implement the overall working length and width of the unit is increased. Allow
additional clearance for the unit when turning or when passing large obstructions.
To avoid overturns, drive the tractor with care and at safe speeds, especially when operating over rough
ground, crossing ditches or slopes, and turning corners. Use extreme caution when operating on steep slopes.
Keep the tractor in a low gear when going downhill. DO NOT coast or free-wheel downhill. OPS-B- 0006_G
Never Leave the mower unattended while the head is in the raised
position. The mower could fall causing serious injury to anyone who
might inadvertently be under the mower (SBM-4)
Always keep a careful lookout and use extreme care when working
around overhead obstructions. Never allow the Mower head or boom
within 10 feet of any power line. When working close to overhead
power lines consult your electric company for a safe code of operation.
(SBM-7)
9. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
THE OPERATOR MUST COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT AND ALL CONTROLS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE. The operator must read and
understand the Safety and Operation Sections of the implement and tractor operator’s manuals. These
manuals must be read and explained to any operator who cannot read. Never allow someone to operate the
implement and tractor without complete operating instructions.
Before starting any operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be worked in and any
obstacles and hazards contained within to ensure safety to the operator, bystanders, and equipment. Special
attention should be paid to foreign debris, rough terrain, steep slopes, and passersby and animals in the area.
OPS-U- 0015
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Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects such
as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
mowing. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent
machine damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that
cannot be removed must be clearly marked and carefully avoided by the
operator. Stop mowing immediately if blades strike a foreign object.
Repair all damage and make certain rotor or blade carrier is balanced
before resuming mowing. (SGM-05)
1. Engage the PTO shaft at low engine RPM and speed the engine up after blades are fully engaged. Never
engage the PTO shaft at a high engine RPM. This could cause damage to the PTO shaft as well as the
Speed Increaser and Pump. Always operate PTO at the recommended RPM when mowing. This is
necessary to maintain proper blade speed and to produce a clean cut.
2. Proper ground speed for cutting will depend upon the height, type, and density of material to be cut.
Maintain ground speed of 2 m.p.h. Tall dense material should be cut at low speed while thin medium height
material can be cut at a faster ground speed.
3. Always run the Mower at the highest position which will enable you to obtain the desired cutting results.
Allowing the blades to cut into the ground will cause wear and undue strain on the mower frame and
mower components.
If you are mowing in conditions of heavy growth or rough ground where the blades cut into the ground and the
tractor engine slows down, do not slip the clutch to allow the engine to speed up and engage the clutch again.
This procedure exerts tremendous strain on Mower components. Always disengage the PTO and move
forward or backwards until the machine is clear.
This mower is designed with free swinging blades. This feature reduces the amount of shock transmitted to
other components. Always make sure the blades can swing freely on the blade bar.
Do not ride the clutch on the tractor. Mow in the appropriate gears to give the correct ground speed.
Extremely tall grass should be cut twice. Raise mower and cut twice the desired height. Cut the second time at
desired height at 90 degrees to first pass.
Remember, sharp blades produce cleaner cuts and use less power.
Before cutting, analyze the area to determine the best cutting procedure. Consider the height and type of
material and the terrain type: hilly, level or rough.
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows
closed. (SGM-11)
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10. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
OPERATION
Mow only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with adequate artificial
lighting. Never mow in darkness or foggy conditions where you cannot clearly see at least
300 feet (90 m) in front and to the sides of the tractor and mower. Make sure that you can
clearly see and identify passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions,
power lines, debris and foreign objects. If you are unable to clearly see these type of items
discontinue mowing. (SGM-1)
Avoid mowing in reverse direction when possible. Check to make sure there are no
persons behind the mower and use extreme care when maneuvering in reverse. Mow only
at a slow ground speed where you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower.
Never mow an area that you have not inspected and removed debris or foreign material.
(SGM-08)
Never operate the mower head tilted down where the operator can see the blades of the
mower. The blade could throw an object toward the operator causing serious injury or
death. Never operate the mower without an Operator Protective Structure. Always wear
safety glasses and a hard hat. (Ops-0005-MISC)
Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become entangled in the
operating parts of the mower head. These items could then swing outside the housing at
greater velocities than the blades. Such a situation is extremely hazardous and could result
in serious injury or even death. Inspect the cutting area for such objects before mowing.
Remove any like object from the site. Never allow the cutting blades to contact such items.
(SGM-06)
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10.1 Foreign Debris Hazards
Before mowing, inspect the area to make sure
there are no foreign objects that the mower blades
could hit or become entangled with. Remove all
foreign objects and debris. If objects are too big to
remove, mark them clearly and be sure to prevent
the mower blades from contacting them.
Always wear your seat belt securely fastened and
only operate the tractor and mower with the ROPS
in the raised position. If the tractor or mower hits a
tree stump, rock, or bump, a sudden movement
could throw you off of the seat and under the
tractor and/or mower. The seat belt is your best
protection from falling off the tractor and the ROPS
provides protection from being crushed during a
tractor roll-over. OPS-F-0010
10.2 Bystanders/Passersby Precautions
If a bystander comes within 300 feet of the tractor while the mower is being operated, stop the tractor at once,
idle the engine and disengage the PTO. Do not engage the PTO again until all bystanders are well past the
300 foot distance. OPS-R-0024
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If you hit a solid object or foreign debris, stop the
mower and tractor at once. Immediately idle the
engine speed and disengage the PTO. Wait for all
mower rotating motion to stop, then raise the
mower and move the tractor and implement off the
object. Inspect the area and remove, or mark the
location of the debris. Inspect the condition of the
mower and make any needed repairs immediately.
Make sure the blades are not damaged and the
carrier is balanced before resuming operation.
OPERATION
Flail Mowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwing
objects for great distances (300 feet or more) and causing serious
injury or death. Follow safety messages carefully.
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 300 FEET UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Bands are installed and in good, workable
condition;
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-Mower sections
exposed Blades;
or Wings are running close to and parallel to the ground without
-All areas have been thoroughly inspected and all foreign material such as rocks, cans,
glass, and general debris has been removed.
NOTE: Where there are grass and weeds high enough to hide debris that could be
struck by the blades, the area should be: inspected and large debris removed, mowed at
an intermediate height, inspected closely with any remaining debris being removed, and
mowed again at desired final height. (This will also reduce power required to mow,
reduce wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut material better, eliminate
streaking, and make the final cut more uniform.) (SFL-6)
10.3 Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO)
Before engaging the PTO, make certain that the area is clear of bystanders and passersby. The implement
must be completely lowered and the deck positioned at a safe operating height. NEVER engage the PTO with
the implement in the raised position.
Set the tractor engine speed at approximately 1,000 RPM before engaging the PTO. Shift the PTO control to
the on position, and slowly increase the engine speed until the PTO is operating at the rated speed. If you
hear unusual noises or see or feel abnormal vibrations, disengage the PTO immediately. Inspect the
implement to determine the cause of the noise or vibration and repair the abnormality. OPS-U- 0027
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
in serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped
and the decks are securely blocked up. (SGM-09)
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10.4 Operating Speed and Ground Speed
Ground speed for mowing will depend upon the height, type, and density of vegetation to be cut. Do Not
exceed 2 MPH while operating. Operate the mower at its full rated PTO speed to maintain blade speed for a
clean cut. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual or the tractor instrument panel for the engine speed and gear
to provide the required operating and desired ground speed. Make sure that the mower is operating at its full
rated speed before entering the vegetation to be cut. Always start and stop cutting blades with engine near
idle.
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO speeds can cause
Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in serious injury or death. (SG-26)
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower. The
correct mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass type, density, and height of
cut. Normal ground speed range is from 2 to 5 mph(3-8 kph). Use slow mowing speeds
when operating on or near steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power
lines, or when debris and foreign objects are to be avoided. (SGM-07)
10.5 Operating the Mower
The mower is designed to cut vegetation up to 1-1/2” in diameter. Sharp blades will produce a cleaner cut and
require less power. Travel at a speed that allows the mower sufficient time to cut through the vegetation and
maintain the PTO operating speed to prevent overloading the mower and tractor. Choose a driving pattern
that provides the maximum pass length and minimizes turning.
Under certain conditions, tractor tires may roll some grasses down preventing them from being cut at the
same height as the surrounding area. When this occurs, reduce the tractor ground speed while maintaining
the operating speed of the mower. A slower ground speed will permit grasses to at least partially rebound and
be cut. Taking a partial cut and/or reversing the direction of travel may also help produce a cleaner cut.
Avoid mowing in the reverse direction when possible. In situations where the mower must be backed to
access areas to be cut, make sure there are no persons or other foreign debris behind the mower before
mowing in reverse. When mowing in reverse, operate the tractor and mower at a reduced ground speed to
ensure tractor and mower control is maintained. OPS-R-0026_N
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Ground speed is achieved by transmission gear selection and not by the engine operating speed. The
operator may be required to experiment with several gear range combinations to determine the best gear and
range which provides the most ideal performance from the implement and most efficient tractor operation. As
the severity of cutting conditions increase, the ground speed should be decreased by selecting a lower gear to
maintain the proper operating PTO speed. OPS-B- 0009
OPERATION
OPERATION
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this
Mower. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in heavy brush
and in heavy weeds. The Blades of this Mower can throw objects if
shields are not properly installed and maintained. Serious injury or even
death may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the operator,
bystanders, or passersby in the area. Do not operate this machine with
anyone in the immediate area. Stop mowing if anyone is within 300 feet
of mower. (SGM-02)
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows
closed. (SGM-11)
Mow only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with adequate artificial
lighting. Never mow in darkness or foggy conditions where you cannot clearly see at least
300 feet (90 m) in front and to the sides of the tractor and mower. Make sure that you can
clearly see and identify passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions,
power lines, debris and foreign objects. If you are unable to clearly see these type of items
discontinue mowing. (SGM-1)
Avoid mowing in reverse direction when possible. Check to make sure there are no
persons behind the mower and use extreme care when maneuvering in reverse. Mow only
at a slow ground speed where you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower.
Never mow an area that you have not inspected and removed debris or foreign material.
(SGM-08)
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of equipment and grass fires
while operating, servicing, and repairing the Mower and Tractor:
-Equip the Tractor with a fire extinguisher in an accesible location.
-Do Not operate the Mower on a Tractor with an underframe exhaust.
-Do Not smoke or have an open flame near the Mower and Tractor.
-Do Not drive into burning debris or freshly burnt areas.
-Ensure slip clutches are properly adjusted to prevent excessive slippage and plate heating.
-Never allow clippings or debris to collect near drivelines, slip clutches, and gearboxes.
Periodically shut down the Tractor and Mower and clean clippings and collected debris from
the mower deck. (SGM-12)
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10.6 Operating the Attached Mower Heads
Refer to the Assembly Section of this manual to ensure the head is properly attached to the boom hitch and
hydraulic lines are properly connected.
Grass Flail
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The Grass Flail head is rated for cutting grass
and small brush up to 1-1/2”.
The Grass Flail operates attached to the boom
arm, and is ideal for cutting hard to reach
areas where a smooth cut is required.
Cutting height ranges from 3/4” to 4” in
vegetation. Cutting height is set by adjusting
the height of the roller assembly.
When operating near the ground or when
mulching be particularly careful that there are
no bystanders or animals with a 300 feet.
Debris tends to fly out at great speed and can
injure or even cause death. OPS-B- 0040_B
Sickle Bar
•
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•
•
•
The Sickle Bar Cutter will cut a 5’ swath
through tough weeds and grass.
The Sickle Bar Cutter is operated attached to
the boom arm and is ideal for vegetation
maintenance
When operating the Sickle Bar correctly it will
give you a fast, efficient, and cost-effective
method of vegetation maintenance.
The Sickle Bar will also cut vegetation through
tough weeds under water, ideal for maintaining
ponds, creeks, and other areas that may be
under shallow water.
When operating the unit be sure there are no
bystanders or animals within 300 feet of the
unit. OPS-B- 0049
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There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this
Mower. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in heavy brush
and in heavy weeds. The Blades of this Mower can throw objects if
shields are not properly installed and maintained. Serious injury or even
death may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the operator,
bystanders, or passersby in the area. Do not operate this machine with
anyone in the immediate area. Stop mowing if anyone is within 300 feet
of mower. (SGM-02)
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10.7 Shutting Down the Attached Head
OPERATION
To shut down attached mower head, first bring the
tractor to a complete stop. Decrease engine RPM
to idle then disengage cutterhead. The mower head
will come to a complete stop within a suitable
amount of time. Do not engage or disengage the
cutterheads at a high RPM unless there is an
emergency situation.
Park the tractor on a level surface, place the
transmission in park or neutral and apply the
parking brake, shut down the engine, remove the
key, and wait for all motion to come to a complete
stop before exiting the tractor. OPS-B- 0011_J
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)
11. TRACTOR, BOOM, AND ATTACHED HEAD STORAGE
Properly preparing and storing the unit at the end of the season is critical to maintaining its appearance and to
help ensure years of dependable service. The following are suggested storage procedures:
•
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Thoroughly clean all debris from boom and
head to prevent damage from rotting grass and
standing water.
Lubricate all grease points and fill oil levels
according to the maintenance lubrication
schedule.
Tighten all bolts to the proper torque. Ensure
all pins and other hardware are in place.
Check the boom arm and head for worn and
damaged parts. Perform repairs and make
replacements so that the mower will be ready
for use at the start of the next season.
Store the unit in a clean and dry location.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary
on bare metal surfaces to prevent rust and to
maintain the appearance of the mower.
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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)
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
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)
12. TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
Inherent hazards of operating the tractor and implement and the possibility of accidents are not left behind
when you finish working in an area. Therefore, the operator must employ good judgement and safe operation
practices when transporting the tractor and implement between locations. By using good judgement and
following safe transport procedures, the possibility of accidents while moving between locations can be
substantially minimized. OPS-U- 0017
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
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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)
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OPERATION
Before transporting the tractor on a public roadway
or boarding a trailer for transport, the tractor brake
pedals should be locked together. Locking the
pedals ensures that both wheels brake
simultaneously while stopping, especially when
making an emergency stop.
Use extreme caution and avoid hard applications of
the tractor brakes when towing heavy loads at road
speeds. Never tow the implement at speeds
greater than 20 MPH (32 kph). OPS-U- 0018
12.1 Transporting on Public Roadways
Extreme caution should be used when transporting the tractor and implement on public roadways. The tractor
must be equipped with all required safety warning features including a SMV emblem and flashing warning
lights to alert drivers of the tractor’s presence. Remember that roadways are primarily designed for
automotive drivers and most drivers will not be looking out for you, therefore, you must look out for them.
Check your side view mirrors frequently and remember that vehicles will approach quickly because of the
tractor’s slower speed. Be extremely cautious when the piece of equipment that you are towing is wider than
the tractor tire width and/or extends beyond your lane of the road.
Make sure that a proper size safety tow chain is secured between the tractor and implement before entering a
public road. OPS-U- 0019
NOTE: Ensure that the mower sections are fully raised and that the transport locks are engaged for each
section.
Only tow the Implement behind a properly sized and equipped Tractor
which exceeds the weight of the Implement by at least 20%. DO NOT
tow the Implement behind a truck or other type of vehicle. Never tow the
Implement and another Implement connected in tandem. Never tow the
Implement at speeds over 20 MPH. (STI-06)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
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)
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Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights,
headlights, and brake/taillights are functioning
properly before proceeding onto public roads.
While newer model tractors have plenty of lighting
to provide warning signals and operating lighting,
most older models where only equipped with
operating lights. Consult an authorized tractor
dealer for lighting kits and modifications available
to upgrade the lighting on older tractor models.
OPS-B-0015
When operating on public roads, have
consideration for other road users. Pull to the side
of the road occasionally to allow all following traffic
to pass. Do not exceed the legal speed limit set in
your state or municipality for agricultural tractors.
Always stay alert when transporting the tractor and
mower on public roads. Especially in busy cities,
the boom extends to right farther then the tractors
width, so be careful there are no bystanders, poles,
large obstructions or any vehicles that may be in
path of the mower head or boom. Use caution and
reduce speed if other vehicles or pedestrians are in
the area. OPS-B- 0016
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The SMV (Slow-Moving Vehicle) emblem is
universal symbol used to alert drivers of the
presence of equipment traveling on roadways at a
slow speed. SMV signs are a triangular bright
orange with reflective red trim for both easy day
and night visibility. Make sure the SMV sign is
clean and visible from the rear of the unit before
transporting the tractor and implement on a public
roadway. Replace the SMV emblem if faded,
damaged, or no longer reflective. OPS-U- 0020
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OPERATION
Reduce speed before turning or applying the brakes.
Ensure that both brake pedals are locked together
when operating on public roads. OPS-U- 0023
When transporting Boom Mower on a truck or trailer, the height or width
may exceed legal limits when the boom is in the transport position.
Contact with side or overhead structures or power lines can cause
property damage or serious injury or death. If necessary lower boom to
reduce height and/or remove mowing head to reduce width to the legal
limits. (SBM-8)
12.2 Hauling the Tractor and Implement
Before transporting a loaded tractor and implement,
measure the height and width dimensions and
gross weight of the complete loaded unit. Ensure
that the load will be in compliance with the legal
limits set for the areas that will be traveled through.
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Use adequately sized and rated trailers and
equipment to transport the tractor and implement.
Consult an authorized dealer to determine the proper
equipment required. Using adequately sized chains,
heavy duty straps, cables and/or binders, securely tie
down both the front and rear of the tractor utilizing the
proper tie down locations as specified by the tractor
manufacturer. OPS-U- 0025
While hauling the tractor and implement, make
occasional stops to check that the tractor and
implement have not moved or shifted and that the
securing chains have maintained tension. If during
transport a hard braking, sharp turning, or
swerving action was performed, stop at the next
safe location to inspect the security of the load.
NOTE: Always transport per you state law regulations for tie down requirements. OPS-U- 0026_TK
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Arrange the chains so that when tightened, the
chains are pulling downward and against
themselves. Carefully tighten the securing chains
or other fasteners using boomers or binders to
apply maximum tension. Use extreme care when
attaching and removing the securing devices as
the extreme tension involved when released has
the potential to inflict serious injury.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Boom Breaks Back
Too Easily
Work Port Relief Malfunction
or Failure
Test to confirm, Adjust or Replace as needed
Swing Cylinder Failure
Test to Confirm, Rebuild or replace as needed
Cutting head "Plowing" in
Ground
Operator Error, Operator Training
Operator Travelling Too Fast
Operator Error, Operator Training
Low Oil Level on Boom
Function System
Fill oil and bleed system of air
Failed One way Flow
Restrictor in valve
Defective or damaged
Controller
(Gravity Aided Functions Only) Confirm and
replace
Repair or Replace as needed
Incorrect Hose Size to
Cylinder(s)
Replace with proper OEM part
Defective or Damaged
Joystick Controller
Repair or Replace as required.
Solenoid Valves stuck due
to contamination
Repair or replace as required. Flush and fill
Hydraulic System
Failed O-Ring on Solenoid
Valves
Replace the O-Ring with proper
replacement parts
Improper Wiring
Confirm and Repair
Defective or Damaged
Control Module(s)
Replace the module(s)
Defective or Damaged
Joystick
Repair or replace as required
Connection at valve
Damaged or failed
Repair or replace as required
Solenoid Valves stuck due
to contamination
Repair or replace as required. Flush
and fill Hydraulic System
Boom Drops When
Two Functions
Actuated
Boom Moves on Its
Own (Under Power w/
no function actuated)
Electronic Joystick
Models
Boom Moves on Its
Own (Under Power w/
No function actuated)
Mechanical Joysticks
With Cables
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Problem
Cylinder Excessive
Drift
Possible Cause
May be normal Operation
Check Allowable Drift rates in Service Manual
Cylinder Piston Seals
Bypass
Damaged or Defective
Work Port Relief Valves
Oil Contamination
Test to confirm and repair or replace
Cylinder Leaks at Rod
Cylinder Moves Wrong
Way (Not the function
that was actuated)
Cylinder Moves
intermittent (all
functions)
Check Relief Pressures. Repair or replace as
required
May be root cause of any internal Leakage.
Test oil and replace as required.
Review the previous section
Loose Fittings
Check for cracks and retighten
Wrong Fittings Installed
Damaged or defective
fitting (cracked)
Fitting Port cracked
Faulty Seals on Cylinder
Gland
Damaged Cylinder Rods
Cylinder Rods Bent
Replace with Correct fittings
due to over tightening, replace hose or
fitting
Repair or replace Cylinder or port
Disassemble and Replace
Incorrect Hose Routing
Clean or Replace the Rod as required.
Determine Cause of Overload. Replace the
Rod
Check Hose Diagram in the Service Manual
and route the hoses correctly
Wire Harness improperly
Installed
Operator Perception of
Correct Operation is
incorrect
Confirm incorrect placement and Re attach the
harness connectors as needed.
Consult the Operator's Manual for Correct
operation and communicate with the Operator.
Cylinder Control Pump
Failure (all functions
affected)
Load Sense Signal Not
reaching the pump
Low Or Improper Oil in
Hydraulic system
Test pump to confirm. Rebuild or replace as
required.
Contamination of Oil
causing restricted flow in
the valve.
No voltage to Joystick
Controller
Faulty Joystick Controller
Replace oil, and clean components.
Check valve Pilot pressure and Load sense
check valves.
Replace or fill as required.
Check Fuses, wires etc and repair as required
Test then replace or repair as required.
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OPERATION
Related to Issues
described in Previous
section: Boom moves
under its own power
Cylinder Leaks at
Fittings
Remedy
OPERATION
Problem
OPERATION
Cylinder Movement
Spongy or Jerky
Possible Cause
Identify the source of the Air. Replace Oil if
Required, or cycle the mower several times to
purge the oil
Wrong Oil Used
Check Specifications for proper oil, and replace
Oil is cold
System must be warmed to at least 40degrees
F for proper operation.
Check or test then replace or repair as
required.
Faulty Pump or Pump drive
Workport reliefs set too low
Cylinder Moves Some
Functions (But Not All)
Cylinder Rod Bent
Remedy
Air in oil
Faulty Joystick Controller
Test relief pressure and replace with proper
Work port relief valve.
Test the joystick and repair or replace as
required
Oil Level too low
Faulty Solenoid valve
Contamination in valve
Fill the hydraulic tank as required
Test and repair or replace as required
Flush system and clean the valve as required
Bad Control Module
Incorrect Hose Routing
Replace the module
Check for proper hose routing in the Service
manual and correctly install
Incorrect Work port Relief
installed
Work Port relief failure
Check work port relief pressure and replace as
needed
Test work port relief pressure and replace if
required
Cylinder Failure
One way Flow restrictor
installed in wrong port, or
backwards
test cylinder, repair or replace as needed
Check proper installation in Service Manual.
One way flow restrictors are required on most
Gravity aided functions and both directions of
the swing functions
Pump Worn out
Air in oil
test to confirm, repair or replace as required
Locate the source of the air and repair. Flush
and fill oil as required
Engine RPM too slow
2000 rpm is the rated speed as indicated on the
tachometer
Operator training, Travel speed too fast, or
impact with solid objects while mowing
Operator training, Excessive loading of boom
components
Operator Abuse
Misalignment of Cylinder
Lugs (bent boom)
Work Port Relief improper
setting or failure
Interference with another
component
Check for proper setting. Replace as needed
Operator training or components interfering
with boom movement
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Operation Section 4-46
OPERATION
Problem
Cylinder Rod Came Out
of Cylinder
Deck Cracks
Possible Cause
Piston Nut backed off of
the Rod
Relief Valve setting Too
High
Operator abuse
Severe Use or Abuse
Deck Worn On
Underside (Cutting
Head Only)
Hydraulic System Noise
(Squeal)
Abusive operation,
mowing heavy debris
Operator training
Normal operational wear
Normal wear over time can result in crack s or
damage. Check deflectors and guards.
Replace as required.
Restrictions to oil flow in
the system
Relief Valve Malfunction
Identified by concentration of heat, due to Line
restriction bent hoses or contamination.
Relief setting too low, will result in generation of
heat, Adjust or replace as needed.
Induction of air into the s ystem due to leakage
Flush and refill as required
Engine RPM should not exceed 2000 speed as
indicated on the tractor tachometer
Identified by a concentration of heat due to
crimped hydraulic line, relief valve failure or
contamination.
Cavitation
Wrong Oil Used
Excessive Engine RPM
Hydraulic System
Overheating
Motor Flange or Motor
Housing Breaking
Restriction in Hydraulic
System
Relief Valve Set too low
Internal Leakage due to
wear
Excessive Pump or Motor
Wear
Wrong Oil
Abusive Operation (Heavy
Material or debris)
Excessive Torque load
due to abuse
Loss of Bolt torque at
flange or at motor section
Test and adjust or replace as required
Test pump and motor. Replace or repair as
required
Test pump and motor. Replace or repair as
required
Flush and refill as required with proper oil
Operator training
Impact with solid objects or excessive loading
of mower due to high ground speed.
Due to excessive loading. Check bolts daily,
and replace or repair as required
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OPERATION
Vibration
Poor or missing welds
Mowing over sand or rocks
Remedy
Improper retaining of nut, replace or rebuild as
required
Test relief valve and adjust or replace as
required
Overloading cylinder in the extend position
Excessive ground speed, Overload or impact
with solid objects
Blades or blade bar bent, or blade missing
Manufacturing defect
Operator training
OPERATION
OPERATION
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Motor Inoperative
(Won't Run)
Low Oil level or No Oil
Fill or replace as required
Improper Oil Used
Solenoid valve Failure or
O-ring Failure at the
Solenoid Valve
No voltage to Solenoid
Valve
Incorrect Wiring at
Solenoid valve
flush and replace the oil
Remove the solenoid valve and inspect.
Replace as required
Spindle Locked up
Check by spinning blades. See Section on
spindle failures
Fill or replace as required
Flush and fill as required
Locate the source and repair. Flush and fill the
oil as required
Tractor must be operated at the 540PTO speed
as indicated on the tachometer
Motor Overheating
Oil Level Too Low
Incorrect Oil Used
Air in Oil
Engine RPM too high
Excessive ground speed
for mowing conditions
Excessive ground contact
with blades
Internal leakage in pump
or motor
Relief valve malfunction
Restrictions in the system
Motor Shaft Seal
Leaking
Excessive Back Pressure
on return side of the
motor.
Incorrect oil used
Shaft Seal worn
Failed Seal Retainer
Defective Motor Flange
casting
Check harness connections, fuses and wires
Wrong plug installed (Maverick and Machete).
Timbercat harness plug used in place of Other
mower plug. Reconnect with proper plug
Operator abuse
Operator abuse
Test to confirm. Repair or replace as required
Test relief valve setting. Adjust or replace as
required
Identified by concentration of heat, due to Line
restriction bent hoses or contamination.
Due to bent fittings or crimped hoses. Inspect
the system and repair as required
Replace with correct oil.. Flush and fill
Due to heat from the spindle or failure of
spindle components. Check spindle section
Manufacturing defect. Consult customer
service for proper repair or replacement
Manufacturing defect. Consult customer
service for proper repair or replacement
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OPERATION
Possible Cause
Remedy
Motor Runs Too Slow
(or Slows Down Under
Load)
Motor Stops (Stops
under Load)
Engine RPM too slow
Tractor must be operated at the 540PTO speed
as indicated on the tachometer
Pump Drive Damaged
Logic Valve O-ring Failure
(Gear Systems)
Damaged O-ring on
Solenoid Valve
Pump Worn or Defective
Motor Damaged or
defective
Check drive shaft attachment to the tractor
Remove logic valves and inspect seals.
Replace as required
Remove solenoid valve. Replace seals as
required.
Test to confirm, Repair or replace as required
Confirm Pump is Working correctly, Check that
spindle is not locking up, Replace or repair the
motor as required
Incorrect Oil in System
Flush and fill with proper oil per the
specifications
Locate the source of the air intake and fix.
Flush and fill the oil as required
Operator Abuse
Air in the oil
Excessive Ground Speed
for Mowing Conditions
Pump Seizure (Pump
Locks Up)
Pump Wear (Rapid
Excessive Wear)
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Excessive Internal
Leakage in pump/motor
Low Relief Valve Setting
Confirm with pressure/flow test and replace or
repair as required
Check the Setting using a pressure/flow meter
with a restrictor valve. Adjust or replace as
needed
Restrictions in the system
Identified by a concentration of heat due to
crimped hydraulic line, relief valve failure or
contamination.
Lack of Oil
Repair or replace the pump or motor. Fill the
oil to the correct level and check for leaks
Inadequate or lack of pump
Prime during initial start up.
Pumps must be properly primed prior to initial
startup. Consult the Technical Service manual
or contact Customer Service for proper
procedures
Improper assembly
Pump may have been reassembled incorrectly
by the dealer following a prior failure. Rebuild
or replace
Contamination
Contaminants in the system will damage the
components. Repair or replace the affected
components, then flush and refill with clean oil.
Inspect the tank for debris.
Defective Pump
Confirm defect with customer service and
replace
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OPERATION
Problem
OPERATION
OPERATION
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Spindle Leaking At
Motor
Due to Motor Seal Failure
(hydraulic Oil leak)
Motor Loose or bolts
missing
Gasket torn due to
movement of motor on
spindle flange
Excessive Backpressure in
Spindle
Seal Damaged due to
Debris
See section on motor seal failure and repair as
needed
Bolts should be checked every 8 hrs. Loss of
torque will result in seal failure and leakage
See above
Spindle Leaking
Around Bottom Seal
Spindle Leaking At
Relief Vent
Spindle Overheating
Spindle Shaft Loose or
Falls Out
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Remove the Spindle vent plug and check for
clogs or contamination.
Replace as required. Check for damaged or
missing seal guard
Bearings Loose
Disassemble the Spindle and inspect the
bearings for damage. Re-assemble and
properly pre-load the bearings based on the
technical service manual.
Seal blown out due to
excessive back pressure
Remove the Spindle vent plug and check for
clogs or contamination.
Relief fitting installed in the
fill hole (wrong hole)
Install the vent in the top most hole or even
with the top of the top bearing race. The lower
hole is the fill hole and should have a grease
zerk or plug installed.
Spindle Overfilled
Overfilling will result in the lubricating oil being
expelled from the vent.
Fill lubricant until it can be seen in the top most
(vent plug) hole.
Disassemble the spindle and inspect the
bearings for wear. Re-assemble following the
bearing pre-load specifications in the Technical
Service Manual.
Low Grease Level in the
spindle
Excessive Bearing Preload
Blade bar bolts are too
long
Installing the incorrect bolts (too long) for the
blade carrier will allow the bolts to contact the
lower bearing and will lock up the spindle.
Install the correct bolts.
Bearing Pre-load adjusting
nut and/or lock nut failure
Locking washers are provided to retain the preload lock nut in place. Improper installation of
the washer and locking mechanism will allow
the lock nuts to back off. Re-assemble
following the recommended procedures
Bearing cups or cones not
installed properly
Disassemble and check for wear. Follow
reassembly procedures indicated in the
Technical Service Manual
Severe upper bearing
failure.
Usually due to lack of lube. Replace the
bearing(s) and make sure the spindle is
properly filled. Also check for leakage and
repair as needed.
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OPERATION
Possible Cause
Remedy
Spindle Locks Up
(Seizes and Won't Turn)
Loss of lubrication in
spindle
Excessive bearing preload
Indicated by catastrophic failure of the upper
bearing. See the previous section
Disassemble the spindle and inspect the
bearings for wear. Re-assemble following the
bearing pre-load specifications in the Technical
Service Manual.
Blade bar bolts too long
Installing the incorrect bolts (too long) for the
blade carrier will allow the bolts to contact the
lower bearing and will lock up the spindle.
Install the correct bolts.
Interference due to bent
seal protector
W ire harness incorrectly
installed
Inspect the seal guard ring (welded to the blade
carrier or bar) Replace or repair as needed.
Check harness attachment to the ignition
switch and to the battery. Also, check for
proper ground.
On/Off switch malfunction
Inspect to ensure power to switch is interrupted
when the switch is in the off position
Short to ground in wire
harness
Inspect for damage or heat stress to the
harness. Check for shorted wires or melted
insulation. Check proper connection to the
ignition switch and battery.
Test the battery and replace per the tractor
manufacturers recommendation
Starter on Tractor Won't
Crank
Tractor Battery Dead or
Low (Continuous Power
Draining)
Battery failure
Tractor issues
Follow tractor manufacturer recommendations
for troubleshooting electrical problems with the
tractor.
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Problem
MAINTENANCE SECTION
Maintenance Section 5-1
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
HAZARDS WITH MAINTENANCE OF IMPLEMENT
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM COMPONENT FAILURE BY KEEPING IMPLEMENT IN
GOOD OPERATING CONDITION IN PERFORMING PROPER SERVICE, REPAIRS AND
MAINTENANCE.
BEFORE PERFORMING SERVICE, REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE ON THE IMPLEMENT:
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dismounting from tractor.
PLACE implement on ground or securely block up raised equipment. Use large blocks on soft or wet soil.
PUSH and PULL Remote Hydraulic Cylinder lever to relieve hydraulic pressure.
DISCONNECT Pump solenoid valve or PTO driveline connection before servicing mower head.
WEAR SAFETY GLASSES, PROTECTIVE GLOVES and follow SAFETY PROCEDURES when performing service, repairs
and maintenance on the implement:
Always WEAR protective GLOVES when handling blades, knives, cutting edges or worn component with sharp edges.
Always WEAR GLOVES and SAFETY GLASSES when servicing hot components
AVOID CONTACT with hot hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and hose connection surfaces.
SECURELY support or BLOCK UP raised implement, framework and lifted components before working underneath equipment.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS in maintenance section when replacing hydraulic cylinders to prevent component falling.
STOP any implement movements and SHUT-OFF TRACTOR engine before doing any work procedures.
USE ladder or raised stands to reach high equipment areas inaccessible from ground.
ENSURE good footing by standing on solid flat surfaces when getting on implement to perform work.
FOLLOW manufacturer's instructions in handling oils, solvents, cleansers, and other chemical agents.
DO NOT change any factory-set hydraulic calibrations to avoid component or equipment failures.
DO NOT modify or alter implement, functions or components.
DO NOT WELD or repair rotating mower components. These may cause vibrations and component failures being thrown from
mower.
PERFORM SERVICE, REPAIRS, LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE OUTLINED IN IMPLEMENT MAINTENANCE
SECTION:
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INSPECT for loose fasteners, worn or broken parts, leaky or loose fittings, missing or broken cotter keys and washers on pins, and
all moving parts for wear.
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REPLACE any worn or broken parts with authorized service parts.
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Inspect blade carrier and blades daily.
Check blade and blade carrier BOLT TORQUE daily. Loose bolts can cause blade or blade bolt failures.
REPLACE, bent, damage, cracked and broken blades immediately with new blades.
AVOID blade failures and thrown broken blades. DO NOT straighten, weld, or weld hard-facing blades.
Inspect mower blade spindle to ensure bearing preload. If loose repair before operating.
LUBRICATE unit as specified by lubrication schedule
NEVER lubricate, adjust or remove material while it is running or in motion.
TORQUE all bolts and nuts as specified.
BLADE INSPECTION:
SAFETY SHIELDS, GUARDS AND SAFETY DEVICES INSPECTION:
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KEEP all Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel Guards, Gearbox Shields, and PTO integral shields, Bands, Side Skirts and Skid Shoes
in place and in good condition.
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REPLACE any missing, broken or worn safety shields, guards and safety devices.
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the state of California
to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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. PN HMBM-01
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MAINTENANCE
PARTS INFORMATION
SEE YOUR BUSH HOG DEALER
LUBRICATION INFORMATION
General
Refer to the lubrication diagram and grease daily all the points shown.
1. Power take-off shaft - The PTO shaft should be regularly examined to ensure that it is in good condition
together with the guards. The universal joints should be greased very sparingly, i.e., one shot a week.
NOTE: Overgreasing a universal joint will blow out the cork or neoprene sealing rings that exclude the dirt from
the needle bearing inside.
2.
The two halves of the plastic guard should be checked daily to ensure that they can spin freely on the
shaft. The nylon slip rings which support the guard on the drive shaft should be lightly greased at weekly
intervals.
3.
The telescoping drive shaft should be similarly separated and grease applied to the internal shaft at
approximately 100 hour intervals.
4.
Your Boom uses greased bushings that need lubrication, and with proper lubrication should last the lifetime
of the machine.
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MAINTENANCE
PARTS INFORMATION
Bush Hog mowers use balanced and matched system components for blade carriers, blades, cuttershafts,
knives, knife hangers, rollers, drivetrain components, and bearings. These parts are made and tested to Bush
Hog specifications. Non-genuine "will fit" parts do not consistently meet these specifications. The use of “will
fit” parts may reduce mower performance, void warranties, and present a safety hazard. Use genuine Bush
Hog mower parts for economy and safety. (SPBH-1)
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
PTO SHAFT
Regularly check the PTO guards for damage and ensure the anti rotation chains are in place and that their
anchor points are in good condition.
Make sure the PTO shield, integral driveline shields, and input shields
are installed when using PTO-driven equipment. Always replace any
shield if it is damaged or missing. (S3PT-8)
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death. (SG-24)
PTO LUBRICATION
Lubricate the shaft at the points shown below at the intervals indicated using N.L.G.I. #2 Grease.
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MAINTENANCE
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause
immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
1.
Separate the two PTO half shafts from one another.
2.
Loosen the three screws on driveline shield.
3.
Remove the three screws for each shaft half.
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MAINTENANCE
CUTTING PTO SHAFT
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
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Separate the shafts from the shields
5.
Cut the calculated length off both male and
female shaft halves to give the required PTO
length.
6.
De-burr the ends of the cut shafts.
7.
Cut the same length off both shield halves as
cut from the shafts.
8.
Slide the shafts into the shields. Replace the three screws and secure. Reassemble both shaft halves
together.
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MAINTENANCE
P.T.O. GEARBOX
The gearbox oil should be changed every working year or at 600 hour intervals, whichever occurs first. On level
ground gearbox should be filled until oil is visibly level with the lip of the filler plug aperture. Do not attempt to fill
by removing the breather as the depth of tapped thread in the casing at this point is insufficient to allow
repeated loosening an tightening of the breather plug.
The gearbox capacity is 1-1/2 pints of Multi-Purpose Gear Oil P/N 00786250
Oil Supply
Check daily the oil level in the reservoir. No fixed time period can be quoted for oil changes as operating
conditions and maintenance standards vary so widely. Burnt and scorched oil odors and the oil darkening and
thickening are all signs of oxidation and indicate the oil should be changed.
Moisture which results from condensation can become entrapped in the oil and cannot be removed by filtration
so that contamination is a progressive factor.
Contamination can be reduced by:
1. Cleaning off around the reservoir cap before removal, and keeping that area clean.
2. Using clean containers when replenishing the system.
3. Regular servicing of the filtration system.
Filtration Maintenance
A 125-micron suction strainer and a low-pressure 10-micron full flow return line filter protect the machine.
Suction strainer
The strainer is permanently fixed within the reservoir.
Should symptoms of pump cavitation or spongy intermittent operation occur the tank must be drained and
flushed out with a suitable cleaning agent e.g. clean diesel oil.
Return Line Filter
The elements should be changed after the first 50 hours and thereafter at 500-hour intervals. It is important to
note hours worked because if the filter becomes blocked an internal by-pass within the canister will operate
and no symptoms of filter malfunction will occur to jog your memory.
HYDRAULIC HOSES
The condition of all hoses should be carefully checked during routine service of the machine. Hoses that have
been chafed or damaged on their outer casing should be securely wrapped with waterproof adhesive tape to
stop the metal braid from rusting. Hoses that have been suffered damage to the metal braid should be changed
at the earliest opportunity.
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MAINTENANCE
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
MAINTENANCE
Hose Replacement
1. Replace one hose at a time to avoid the risk of wrong connections.
2. When the hose is screwed to an additional fitting or union, use a second wrench on the union to avoid
breaking both seals.
MAINTENANCE
3. Do not use joint compound on the threads.
4. Avoid twisting the hose. Adjust the hose line to ensure freedom from rubbing or trapping before tightening
hose end connections.
Before changing hoses, study the installation. These are carefully calculated to prevent hose damage during
operation. Always replace hoses in exactly the same manner. This is especially important for the flail hoses
where they must be crossed, upper to lower, at the dipper and head pivots. The 90 degree elbows at the head
bracket must point directly across the pivot and the hoses must have no slack at this point.
Two hoses clips are provided at either end of the large bore suction and return hoses. These should be
positioned so that their worm drive barrels are opposed at 180 degrees to reduce the possibility of air entering
the system. A stop tap is provided to enable the suction hose to be changed without draining the tank.
Hose Warranty
Warranty is limited to replacement of hoses which have failed due to faulty materials of manufacture. Warranty
will not be considered on hoses that have suffered damage by abrasion, cuts or being pinched or trapped while
in work. Neither will a claim be considered where a hose end has been damaged by a blow or where the
threads or unions have been damaged by overtightening.
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MAINTENANCE
CABLES
The cables operate on a push/pull system with the spool centering springs always returning the spool to the
neutral position when the handle is released.
Care should be taken during installation and operation to ensure that the cables are not trapped or kinked. Any
abrasion or damage to the outer casing should be sealed with plastic insulation tape to avoid moisture
penetrating.
Do not lubricate the cables which are assembled with a special lubricant during
manufacture.
NOTE: Be careful in determining the correct cable connections on both the control unit and the valve in the
event of cable replacement.
HOSE CONNECTIONS
Main Control Valve
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Supply
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Return
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Lift Base
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Lift Gland
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Reach Base
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Reach Gland
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Angle Base
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Angle Gland
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Breakaway Cylinder
Cylinder Rod Maintenance
It is important to visually inspect the hydraulic cylinder rods daily before use. It is highly recommended that
while the machine is stored or getting very little use that a protectant is applied to the hydraulic cylinder rods to
prevent degradation. If the machine receives more frequent use, be sure to fully cycle each cylinder function so
that the cylinder rod is coated by the systems hydraulic fluid. Depending on your operating environment it may
be necessary, under normal operating conditions, to apply a protective lubricant to the cylinder rods for
protection against rust and pitting. Hydraulic fluid may provide a suitable amount of protection, but remember
any protectant can attract dust and debris so attention must be given to the cylinder rods daily. Also remember
that any other protectant must be compatible with hydraulic fluid. Bush Hog is not responsible for rust or pitting
of the cylinder rod due to weather exposure or impacts from normal operation or mounting. If hydraulic
cylinders and or the cylinder rods are damaged as a result of the rods rusting or pitting, the hydraulic cylinders
and rods will not be covered under warranty by Bush Hog.
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MAINTENANCE
No routine adjustment of the cables are necessary as they do not stretch. The threaded collar is correctly
adjusted when the lever is in a vertical position in its housing allowing an equal amount of travel in either
direction.
MAINTENANCE
Boom Cylinder Removal and Replacement Instructions
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Clear the area of all personnel before lowering the boom mower head.
From the tractor seat with your seat belt fastened around you, Lower the boom mower head to the ground.
Extend the boom to the furthest reach and lower the mower head flat on the ground. DO NOT attempt to
replace the cylinders with the boom in the raised or transport position.
Shut off the tractor, engage the parking brake, place the tractor transmission in the park position, and
remove the key before dismounting.
Allow the system to cool to room temperature before removing any hydraulic components.
Wear Safety glasses and impenetrable gloves when working with hydraulic hoses and fittings.
Release all oil pressure from the hydraulic circuit by manually stroking each valve section with the tractor
engine off. Utilize the Manual Override function if the unit is equipped with an electric over hydraulic valve.
Utilize blocks, jack stands or a suitable over head hoist to support the weight of the boom section and
remove pressure form the cylinder mounting pins.
Check to see that the cylinder to be replaced is not under pressure by moving the cylinder pins by hand.
The pins should be loose and should slide form the pin bore easily. If the pins are tight and cannot be
moved, the cylinder may be under pressure. Make sure the boom components are properly supported and
that the pressure is relived from the circuit.
Cylinder assemblies are heavy and can fall when the pins are removed. Support the hydraulic cylinder with
a suitable hoist or jack.
Slowly loosen the hydraulic connections to the cylinder. Carefully unscrew hose fitting and allow any
remaining pressure to bleed off. Use Extreme Care. Oil must be cool, and the technician should stand to
the side to prevent exposure to any hydraulic oil. Always consult the Material Safety Data Sheet and wear
any required Personal Protective Equipment. A catch pan may be required to retain any spilled oil.
Cap both ends of the fitting with suitably sized metal caps.
Remove the cylinder pins starting with the ROD end cylinder pin. Make sure the cylinder is properly
supported, and remove the base end cylinder pin. The cylinder may be heavy, use proper lifting techniques
to lift and handle the cylinder. If needed, get assistance from another person to safely lift the cylinder from
the machine.
Measure the distance between the cylinder pin holes and extend the new cylinder the correct length prior
to attempting an installation.
Install the new cylinder in place and install both cylinder pins and retaining hardware.
Remove the metal caps, and re-install the hydraulic hoses.
Check the hydraulic reservoir of the boom mower to ensure there is sufficient oil. Follow the manufactures
recommendations for proper oil type and filtering techniques and requirements to add oil to the system.
Clear the area of all persons prior to starting the tractor.
Consult the Operator's Manual for instruction in regard to the proper operating procedure.
From the tractor seat, with the seat belt fastened, operate the boom to ensure proper operation of the
boom function.
From the tractor seat, with the seat belt fastened, operate the boom controls to fully extend and retract the
new cylinder several times to purge any trapped air from the system.
From the tractor seat, with the seat belt fastened, look for signs of and oil leak. If an oil leak is observed,
shut the tractor down and follow the steps to remove pressure from the hydraulic circuit. Identify the source
of the leak, and resolve the issue.
Upon completion of the required repairs, return to Step # 16 to recheck the cylinder for proper operation.
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Hydraulic Component Maintenance Schedule
Mower Blades Replace (INSPECT DAILY)
Blade Bolts Replace (INSPECT DAILY)
Blade Bar Assembly Replace
Spindle Lube Replacement (INSPECT DAILY)
Spindle Bearing Pre-load Inspection
Mower Debris Guard Inspect/Replace
Pivot Point Lubrication
King Pin Bearing Replacement
Pivot Pin Bearing replacement (Steel)
Pivot Pin Bearing Replacement (Fiber)
Inspect Operation And Safety Decals Replace
when faded, torn or missing.
Hours of Operation
800 1000 1200 1400
200
400
600
1600
1800
2000
2200
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Inspect
Replace
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
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Installation
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Daily
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Installation
X
Installation
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Installation
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Repeat the Maintenance Schedule based on the hours indicated for the life of the machine
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS
The chart lists the correct tightening torque for fasteners. When bolts are to be tightened or replaced, refer to
this chart to determine the grade of bolts and the proper torque except when specific torque values are
assigned in manual text.
RECOMMENDED TORQUE IN FOOT POUNDS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE MANUAL*
NOTE: These values apply to fasteners as received from supplier, dry or when lubricated with normal engine
oil. They do not apply if special graphitic or molydisulphide greases or other extreme pressure lubricants are
used. This applies to both UNF fine and UNC coarse threads.
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Component
Installation
X
Pump Drive Shaft Check and Lubricate
Pump Mounting Bolt torque check (Inspect Daily)
X
Installation
Charge Pump Filter
Installation
Pressure Filter to the Control Valve
Installation
Return Canister Filter Element
Installation
Hydraulic Oil Change
Hydraulic Oil Particle Count Testing
X
Installation
Hydraulic Tank Breather Filter
Installation
Hydraulic Tank Suction Screen
Installation
Hydraulic Hose Inspection/Replacement
Daily
Cooling Fan Clean and Inspect
Daily
Check Hydraulic Fluid Level (Inspect Daily)
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
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FLAILHEAD
Frequently inspect the rotor assembly for damaged or missing flails. Bolts and nuts securing the flails to the
rotor should be regularly checked and kept tight. The correct torque setting for these locknuts is 135 Nm
(100 lbs/ft.). Use only the correct flail bolt and locking nut. Check the flail pivot bushes for possible damage
or wear. They do not require oil.
2.
Do not attempt to run the rotor with flails missing. Imbalance will cause severe vibration and can rapidly
damage the rotor shaft bearings. As an emergency measure, if a flail is broken off or lost, remove another
on the opposite site of the rotor to retain balance. Always replace flails in opposite pairs and never match
up a new flail with a resharpened one which will of course be lighter.
3.
Blunt flails absorb a lot of power and leave an untidy finish to work. They should be sharpened on a
grindstone or with a portable grinder periodically.
4.
Wear protective gear when sharpening flails.
5.
Ensure that the bearing housings and hydraulic mounting nuts and bolts are kept tight. They should be
checked during servicing.
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MAINTENANCE
1.
MAINTENANCE
Flail Blades Inspection
MAINTENANCE
Inspect the Blades daily for abnormal wear. REPLACE ALL BLADES on the carrier
IMMEDIATELY if any blades have:
• Become bent or deformed from its original shape, or
• Wear inside the blade bolt hole, or
• Any cracks are visible, or
• Deep gouges in the blade’s surface are present, or
• Gouges or chipped areas in the cutting edge are larger than 1/4”(8mm), or
• The material on the leading edge has been worn away by more than 1/4”(8mm)
DO NOT straighten, sharpen, weld or hard-face blades
Failure to replace worn or damaged blades may lead to catastrophic failure of the blades and ejection of the
broken part with tremendous force which may cause serious bodily injury or death.
Always replace blades in sets
•
•
Blades that are damaged may indicate severe service or abuse. If one blade is worn or damaged other
blades on the same shaft will have been subjected to the same severe service or abuse.
The Flail rotor turns at speeds exceeding 2000 RPM and is dynamically balanced at the factory.
Differences in blade weight between used blades with loss of material from gouges or wear as compared
to new blades can cause severe vibration and damage to the Flail rotor. Always replace blades as
complete sets.
Use only genuine Bush Hog replacement blades and fasteners. Other blades and fasteners
may not meet the Bush Hog requirements and could fail during operation resulting in part
being thrown out from under the mower.
Never attempt to sharpen blades.
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MAINTENANCE
Blade Pins and D-Ring Inspection
Blade Pins and D-Rings daily for wear or damage as follows:
Inspect the Blade pins and D-Rings daily for abnormal wear. Make sure the cotter pins are
in place and properly spread. REPLACE BLADE Pins and D-Rings IMMEDIATELY if they
have:
If the cotter pins are broken by contact with other flail blades, remove the pin and reverse
the direction the pin is inserted through the D-Ring so that the cotter pin is on the opposite
side of the D-Ring. This will prevent the next set of blades from swinging back and hitting
the cotter pin. OPS-U-0045
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MAINTENANCE
• Visible cracks or
• If a Pin or D-Ring has visible worn areas, or
• If a Pin or D-Ring has gouges or chipped areas
Failure to replace abnormally worn pins or D-Rings may lead to catastrophic failure and ejection of the broken
part which may cause serious bodily injury or death.
Always replace the pins and D-Rings whenever excessive wear is noticed.
MAINTENANCE
Flail Axe Blades Inspection
MAINTENANCE
Inspect the Blades daily for abnormal wear. REPLACE ALL BLADES on the carrier
IMMEDIATELY if any blades have:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Become bent or deformed from its original shape, or
Oval shape wear inside the blade bolt hole, or
Any cracks are visible, or
Deep gouges in the blade’s surface are present, or
Gouges or chipped areas in the cutting edge are larger than 1/4”(8mm), or
The material on the leading edge has been worn away by more than 1/4”(8mm)
Failure to replace worn or damaged blades may lead to catastrophic failure of the blades and ejection of the
broken part with tremendous force which may cause serious bodily injury or death.
Always replace blades in sets
•
•
Blades that are damaged may indicate severe service or abuse. If one blade is worn or damaged other
blades on the same shaft will have been subjected to the same severe service or abuse.
The Flail Axe rotor turns at speeds exceeding 2000 RPM and is dynamically balanced at the factory.
Differences in blade weight between used blades with loss of material from gouges or wear as compared
to new blades can cause severe vibration and damage to the Flail Axe rotor. Always replace blades as
complete sets.
Use only genuine Bush Hog replacement blades, blade bolts and fasteners. Other blades
and bolts may not meet the requirements of Bush Hog and fail during operation resulting in
part failing and being thrown out from under the mower.
Never attempt to sharpen blades.
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MAINTENANCE
Flail Axe Blade Bolt Inspection
Inspect Blade Bolts daily for wear or damage as follows:
Inspect the Blade Bolt daily for abnormal wear. REPLACE ALL BLADE BOLTS on the
carrier IMMEDIATELY if any bolts have:
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MAINTENANCE
• Visible cracks or
• If the blade bolt is worn or any recessed area is visible on the bolt, or
• If Blade Bolt has gouges or chipped areas. or
• If Bushing fits loose in the Rotor Shaft.
Failure to replace abnormally worn bolts or bushings may lead to catastrophic failure of the blades and
ejection of the broken part which may cause serious bodily injury or death.
Always replace Blade Bolts with new bolts and new bushings whenever replacing the Blades. To tighten bolts
and nuts, first apply thread lock to nut. Make sure to tighten bolts and nuts just enough to allow the blades to
swing freely, and not bend the cuttershaft lugs. If cuttershaft lugs are bent together because of over tightening
the blades will not swing freely. OPS-U-0043
SEGURIDAD
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Descripción de Calcomanía
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INFORMACIÓN DE PARTES
SEGURIDAD
INFORMACIÓN DE PARTES
Las cortadoras BUSH HOG usan balanciadas y componentes de systema seleccionado para los portadores
de cuchillas, cuchillas, eje de cortar, navaja, suspensiones de navajas, los rodillos, los componentes de línea
motriz, y cojinetes. Estas partes son echas y probadas a la especificaciones de BUSH HOG. Partes que no
son auténticas no regularmente llegan con estas especificaciones. El uso de partes que no son auténticas
puede reducir el funcionamiento de la cortadora, anular garantias, y presentar un peligro de seguridad. Use
partes de cortadora auténticas de BUSH HOG por economía y seguridad. (SPBH-1 SP)
CONTACTE A SU DISTRIBUIDOR BUSH HOG
NOTA: Si necessita un manual completamente en español por favor de ponerse en contacto a; Translations,
dirección 1502 E. Walnut Street Seguin, TX 78155; Fax: (830) 372-9529
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SEGURIDAD
RIESGOS CON EL MANTENIMIENTO DEL IMPLEMENTO
MANTENGA LOS IMPLEMENTOS EN BUENAS CONDICIONES DE FUNCIONAMIENTO, A TRAVÉS DE UN
SERVICIO, REPARACIÓN O MANTENIMIENTO APROPIADO.
ANTES DE REALIZAR TAREAS DE SERVICIO, REPARACIÓN Y MANTENIMIENTO DEL IMPLEMENTO:
•
APAGUE EL MOTOR Y EL PTO, coloque el freno de mano, descienda el implemento, espere a que se detengan todas las partes
móviles y quite la llave antes de bajarse del tractor.
•
COLOQUE el implemento sobre el suelo o trabe de manera segura los equipos elevados. Utilice bloques grandes sobre suelo
blando o húmedo.
•
EMPUJE y JALE la palanca del Cilindro Hidráulico Remoto para liberar la presión hidráulica.
•
DESCONECTE la válvula de solenoide de la bomba o la conexión de la línea de conducción de la TDF de antes de reparar el
cabezal de la cortadora.
•
USE GAFAS DE SEGURIDAD y GUANTES PROTECTORES y siga todos los PROCEDIMIENTOS DE SEGURIDAD al realizar
tareas de servicio, reparación y mantenimiento sobre el implemento:
•
Siempre USE GUANTES protectores al manipular las hojas, cuchillas, bordes filosos o un componente desgastado con bordes
filosos.
•
Siempre USE GUANTES y GAFAS DE SEGURIDAD al reparar componentes en caliente
•
EVITE EL CONTACTO con tanques de aceite hidráulico, bombas, motores, válvulas y superficies de conexión de mangueras
calientes.
•
SUJETE FIRMEMENTE o TRABE EN POSICIÓN ELEVADA todos los implementos, bastidores y componentes elevados antes de
trabajar sobre los equipos que se encuentran debajo.
•
SIGA LAS INSTRUCCIONES de la sección de mantenimiento al reemplazar los cilindros hidráulicos para evitar la caída de
componentes.
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DETENGA el movimiento de todos los implementos y APAGUE EL MOTOR DEL TRACTOR antes de realizar ninguna tarea.
•
USE una escalera o gradas elevadas para alcanzar áreas altas del equipo a las que no se pueda acceder desde la tierra.
•
ASEGÚRESE de estar bien apoyado sobre superficies sólidas planas al subirse al implemento para realizar tareas.
•
SIGA las instrucciones del fabricante sobre cómo manipular los lubricantes, solventes, limpiadores y otros agentes químicos.
•
NO cambie ninguna calibración hidráulica de fábrica para evitar fallas de los componentes o equipos.
•
NO modifique o altere el implemento, las funciones o componentes.
•
NO SUELDE o repare los componentes de la cortadora. Esto puede causar vibraciones y fallas de los componentes que se
desprendan de la cortadora.
REALICE LAS TAREAS DE SERVICIO, REPARACIÓN, LUBRICACIÓN Y MANTENIMIENTO QUE SE DESCRIBEN EN LA
SECCIÓN DE MANTENIMIENTO DEL IMPLEMENTO:
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INSPECCIONE el implemento para detectar sujeciones sueltas, partes gastadas o rotas, ajustes sueltos o con filtraciones, que los
pasadores tengan chavetas y arandelas, y las partes móviles para detectar el desgaste.
•
REEMPLACE todas las partes gastadas o rotas con repuestos autorizados.
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Inspeccione el huso de la cuchilla de la cortadora para asegurar la carga previa de los rodamientos. Si está suelto, repárelo antes
de operar.
•
LUBRIQUE la unidad tal como se especifica en el cronograma de lubricación.
•
NUNCA lubrique, ajuste o quite material mientras el equipo está en funcionamiento o movimiento.
•
AJUSTE todas las tuercas y pernos tal como se especifica.
INSPECCIÓN DE CUCHILLAS:
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Inspeccione el soporte de la cuchilla y las cuchillas a diario.
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Inspeccione el AJUSTE DE LOS PERNOS del soporte de la cuchilla y las cuchillas a diario. Los pernos sueltos pueden causar
fallas de la cuchilla o del perno de la cuchilla.
REEMPLACE las cuchillas dobladas, dañadas, agrietadas o rotas inmediatamente por cuchillas nuevas.
•
EVITE fallas de las cuchillas y que vuelen trozos de cuchillas. NO enderece, suelde o suelde con superficies rígidas.
•
INSPECCIÓN DE PROTECTORES DE SEGURIDAD, GUARDAS Y DISPOSITIVOS DE SEGURIDAD:
MANTENGA en su lugar y en buen estado todos los deflectores, protectores de cadena, protectores de acero, cubiertas de caja
•
de engranajes, cubiertas integrales de PTO, bandas, faldones laterales y zapatas antideslizantes.
REEMPLACE cualquier protector, cubierta o dispositivo de seguridad faltante, roto o gastado.
•
•
El escape del motor, al igual que algunos de sus componentes, y determinados elementos del vehículo contienen o emiten agentes
químicos que el estado de California ha determinado que causan cáncer, defectos de nacimiento y otros daños reproductivos.
Las terminales de baterías y los accesorios relacionados contienen plomo y componentes de plomo, que el estado de California ha
determinado son químicos que causan cáncer, defectos de nacimiento u otros daños reproductivos. PN HMBM-01 SP
•
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SEGURIDAD
PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE AL REMOLCAR O TRANSPORTAR EQUIPOS:
•
MANTENGA la velocidad de transporte POR DEBAJO DE 20 millas por hora para mantener el control del equipo.
•
REDUZCA LA VELOCIDAD en terreno inclinado, en las curvas y en condiciones de remolque desfavorables.
•
NO REMOLQUE camiones u otros vehículos
•
USE un tractor de tamaño adecuado y equipado en función del equipo de remolque.
•
SIGA todas las reglamentaciones de tránsito locales.
REQUISITOS DEL TRACTOR PARA REMOLCAR O TRANSPORTAR IMPLEMENTOS:
•
SÓLO TRANSPORTE en el tractor con el mecanismo ROPS (antivuelco) en posición elevada.
•
USE un tractor de tamaño adecuado y equipado, que supere el peso del implemento en al menos un 20%
•
MANTENGA EL 20% del peso del tractor en las ruedas frontales para mantener la dirección en forma segura.
ANTES DE TRANSPORTAR O REMOLCAR EL IMPLEMENTO:
INSPECCIÓN DEL TRACTOR:
•
VERIFIQUE la dirección y los frenos para asegurarse el correcto funcionamiento y las condiciones adecuadas.
•
VERIFIQUE LLEVAR EL AVISO DE SMV, los reflectores y las luces de advertencia para la adecuada operación y
visibilidad detrás de la unidad.
•
VERIFIQUE que no haya impedimentos a la visión mientras conduce, en el tractor, la cabina o el implemento,
sentado en el asiento del tractor.
•
AJUSTE su posición de conducción, los espejos y el transporte del implemento para tener una visión clara para
condiciones de conducción y tránsito.
PREPARE EL IMPLEMENTO PARA EL TRANSPORTE O EL REMOLQUE:
•
Guarde el brazo y la cortadora en posición de transporte y conecte las trabas de transporte si existen.
DETERMINAR LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS DE DETENCIÓN DEL TRACTOR Y EL IMPLEMENTO PARA EL
TRANSPORTE O REMOLQUE:
PRUEBAS DE FRENADO:
•
La distancia de frenado puede aumentar con el implemento conectado
•
Observe las distancias de DETENCIÓN con el aumento de velocidad.
•
DETERMINE la velocidad de transporte máxima segura que no supere las 20 millas por hora
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Reduzca la velocidad en caminos mojados o cubiertos de hielo; las distancias de frenado aumentan.
DETERMINE LA VELOCIDAD DE GIRO MÁXIMA ANTES DE OPERAR EN CARRETERAS O TERRENO
IRREGULAR:
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PONGA A PRUEBA el equipo aumentando lentamente la velocidad en las curvas para determinar si se puede
operar a mayor velocidad.
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USE MENORES velocidades de giro en las curvas pronunciadas para evitar el vuelco.
AL REMOLCAR O TRANSPORTAR EL EQUIPO:
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Siempre USE EL CINTURÓN DE SEGURIDAD al operar o transportar la cortadora.
•
USE bajas velocidades para evitar el vuelco con el implemento elevado.
•
USE bajas velocidades y dirección gradual en las curvas, colinas, o en superficies irregulares o poco uniformes, y en
carreteras mojadas.
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ENCIENDA LAS BALIZAS DE ADVERTENCIA del tractor.
•
TENGA EN CUENTA el espacio necesario para el vaivén del implemento en las curvas.
MANTENGA le brazo y cortadora elevadas a 3 metros (10 pies) o una mayor distancia de todos los cables de
alimentación y obstrucciones elevadas.
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RIESGOS ELÉCTRICOS Y DE FUEGO
PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE POR CONTACTO ELÉCTRICO AL
TRABAJAR CERCA DE CABLES ELÉCTRICOS, LÍNEAS DE GAS Y DE SERVICIOS:
LLAME AL 811 y al 1-800-258-0808 para identificar cables de servicios subterráneos.
•
NO ponga en contacto la cortadora con ninguna estructura u obstrucción de servicios o municipales.
•
MANTENGA todas las alas elevadas a 3 metros (10 pies) o una mayor distancia de todos los cables de
alimentación y obstrucciones elevadas.
•
INSPECCIONE el área de corte para que no interfiera con cables de alimentación eléctricos
subterráneos, obstrucciones, líneas de gas, cables y servicios, estructuras municipales o de otro tipo.
•
PAUTAS DE PREVENCIÓN DE INCENDIOS durante la operación, reparación y servicio de la cortadora y el tractor,
a fin de reducir el riesgo de incendio del equipo y de la vegetación:
APAGUE EL MOTOR al cargar combustible
•
LIMPIE todo resto de hierba o residuo acumulado alrededor de las líneas de conducción de la cortadora,
los embragues deslizantes y cajas de cambios.
•
NO OPERE el equipo con filtraciones de aceite o combustible. Repare cualquier filtración de aceite y
retire el aceite acumulado antes de operar.
•
EVITE LA FORMACIÓN DE CHISPAS al no permitir que la hoja de la cortadora entre en contacto con
objetos sólidos como metal o roca.
•
NO CONDUZCA sobre residuos encendidos o en áreas recientemente quemadas
•
NO FUME ni acerque fuego directo a la cortadora o el tractor
•
NO OPERE la cortadora sobre un tractor equipado con escape debajo del bastidor
•
El tractor debe estar EQUIPADO CON MATAFUEGOS
•
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RIESGO DE FILTRACION DE ACEITE HIDRÁULICO DE ALTA PRESIÓN
SEGURIDAD
PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE POR PENETRACIÓN DE FILTRACIONES DE
ACEITE HIDRÁULICO DE ALTA PRESIÓN:
•
NO OPERE el equipo con filtraciones de aceite o combustible.
•
MANTENGA todas las mangueras hidráulicas, líneas y conexiones en BUEN ESTADO y AJUSTADAS antes de
aplicar presión al sistema.
•
LIBERE LA PRESIÓN HIDRÁULICA antes de desconectar las líneas o trabajar en el sistema.
•
QUITE y reemplace la manguera si sospecha que tiene filtraciones. Solicite al distribuidor que verifique si hay
filtraciones.
LAS FILTRACIONES DE LÍQUIDO DE ALTA PRESIÓN PUEDEN NO SER VISIBLES.
AL VERIFICAR FILTRACIONES HIDRÁULICAS Y TRABAJAR CERCA DE LOS SISTEMAS HIDRÁULICOS:
•
SIEMPRE USE gafas de seguridad y guantes impenetrables.
•
USE papel o cartón para verificar si hay filtraciones.
•
NO USE las manos o partes del cuerpo para detectar filtraciones.
•
MANTENGA las manos y el cuerpo LEJOS de los orificios de clavijas y boquillas de eyección de fluido hidráulico.
•
El fluido hidráulico puede causar gangrena si no es extirpado quirúrgicamente de inmediato por un médico
especializado en este tipo de lesiones..
Tenga cuidado cuando retire la tapa del tanque hidráulico.
•
Los contenidos del tanque pueden estar bajo presión.
•
Siempre permita que el aceite se enfríe antes de quitar la tapa.
•
Libere la presión de aceite antes de retirar la tapa lentamente.
•
Aléjese del aceite caliente que pueda rociarse desde el tanque. PN HPBM-01 SP
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RIESGO DEL CONTACTO A LAS CUCHILLAS DE CORTADORA
MANTÉNGASE LEJOS DE LAS CUCHILLAS GIRATORIAS PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES
O LA MUERTE POR CONTACTO CON LA CUCHILLA:
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•
•
•
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MANTÉNGASE LEJOS y NO ACERQUE LAS MANOS, LOS PIES y EL CUERPO a las cuchillas giratorias, líneas
de conducción y partes hasta que todos los elementos móviles se hayan detenido.
NO ponga las manos o los pies debajo de las plataformas de la cortadora
DETENGA las CUCHILLAS giratorias, desconecte el interruptor de la cortadora y la TDF (PTO) y espere que la
cuchilla deje de girar antes de levantar el cabezal de la cortadora.
NO se acerque el cabezal de la cortadora de hoz hasta que el motor del tractor haya sido apagado.
DETENGA la cortadora, EXAMÍNELA Y PRESTE ATENCIÓN A LOS SONIDOS antes de acercarse a la cortadora
para asegurarse de que se haya detenido todo el movimiento giratorio. PN MBBM-01 SP
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RIESGO DE ENREDO POR EL PTO
SEGURIDAD
MANTÉNGASE ALEJADO DE LAS LÍNEAS DE CONDUCCIÓN Y OTROS ELEMENTOS
GIRATORIOS PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE:
MANTÉNGASE LEJOS y NO ACERQUE las manos, los pies y el cuerpo a las cuchillas giratorias, líneas de
conducción y partes hasta que todos los elementos móviles se hayan detenido.
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para asegurarse de que se haya detenido todo el movimiento giratorio.
LOS ELEMENTOS GIRATORIOS SIGUEN ROTANDO una vez apagada la PTO.
PROTECCIÓN DE LA PTO:
PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE POR ENREDO AL OPERAR EL IMPLEMENTO:
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MANTENGA instalados los protectores, las cubiertas integrales de las líneas de conducción y las cubiertas de
entrada
NO OPERE la cortadora si los protectores o cubiertas no están bien colocados o faltan.
REEMPLACE O REPÁRELOS si faltan, están dañados o rotos
SIEMPRE REEMPLACE LOS PROTECTORES que se han quitado para tareas de reparación o mantenimiento.
PARA EVITAR que la línea de conducción se rompa durante las operaciones:
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VERIFIQUE que la línea de conducción tenga el largo adecuado entre el eje de PTO y el eje de la caja de cambios
del implemento.
Las líneas de conducción demasiado cortas se pueden soltar o romper.
Las líneas de conducción demasiado largas pueden tocar el suelo.
Un ensamblaje telescópico de la línea de conducción que toque el suelo no se deslizará y se solidificará.
Si la línea de conducción toca el suelo, puede atravesar los cojinetes de soporte y romper el eje de PTO.
EVITE hacer curvas pronunciadas o elevar la cortadora a alturas que puedan hacer caer la línea de conducción.
Lubrique los componentes telescópicos del eje de transmisión en forma semanal.
COMUNÍQUESE CON EL DISTRIBUIDOR si la línea de conducción del implemento no coincide con el eje de
PTO del tractor:
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NO UTILICE UN ADAPTADOR DE PTO.
El uso de un adaptador de PTO puede causar vibración excesiva, caída de objetos, fallas de las cuchillas y el
implemento como consecuencia de la duplicación de la velocidad operativa. El aumento de la longitud de trabajo
puede exponer áreas desprotegidas de la línea de conducción. PN PE01 SP
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RIESGO DE ATROPELLO
PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE POR CAÍDA DEL TRACTOR O
ATROPELLO DEL EQUIPO:
Cuando no esté cortando, coloque el brazo y el cabezal de la cortadora en el espacio de transporte antes
de moverse.
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NUNCA LLEVE A OTRAS PERSONAS en el tractor o implemento.
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SÓLO OPERE el tractor y el equipo sentado en el asiento del tractor.
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SIEMPRE ABRÓCHESE el cinturón de seguridad al operar el tractor y los equipos.
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SÓLO ENCIENDA el tractor sentado en el asiento del tractor.
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MANTENGA EL SISTEMA ROPS trabado en posición vertical.
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USE tractores equipados con SISTEMA ANTIVUELCO (ROPS) y CINTURONES DE SEGURIDAD para
las operaciones de corte.
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NO exceda la capacidad de corte nominal de la cortadora, ni corte elementos que no sean vegetación.
USE CABINAS DE TRACTOR CERRADAS cuando haya dos o más cortadoras operando en un mismo sector.
No opere la cortadora en áreas susceptibles al ataque de abejas o insectos, salvo que USE PRENDAS
PROTECTORAS o una cabina de tractor cerrada.
AJUSTE el cabezal de la cortadora paralelo al suelo y cerca de él sin exponer las cuchillas.
AJUSTE LA ALTURA de corte para EVITAR EL CONTACTO DE LAS CUCHILLAS con objetos sólidos,
como alambres, piedras, postes, cordones, guardarrailes y obstrucciones fijas.
CIERRE la puerta de la cortadora y detenga la operación si se acercan transeúntes a 100 metros (300 pies) a la
redonda de la cortadora.
Mantenga la puerta de la cortadora cerrada cuando corte cerca del suelo.
Abra la puerta sólo para cortar ramas grandes de arbustos o árboles. Cierre la puerta inmediatamente después de
cortar la rama.
NO empuje el cabezal de la cortadora hacia abajo sobre el material para cortarlo, use las puntas frontales de las
cuchillas de la cortadora para cortar el material.
NO opere la cortadora cuando la cortadora esté en posición de transporte.
DETENGA LA CORTADORA de inmediato si las cuchillas entran en contacto con objetos pesados, estructuras
fijas, guardarrailes de metal y estructuras de cemento:
SEGURIDAD
OPERACIÓN DE LA CORTADORA:
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1. LAS CUCHILLAS PUEDEN FALLAR con el impacto y los objetos pueden ser arrojados a gran
velocidad.
2. INSPECCIONE y REEMPLACE las cuchillas dañadas.
3. VERIFIQUE el equilibrio del porta cuchillas y REEMPLÁCELO si está dañado.
NO opere la cortadora en agua PARA EVITAR una posible FALLA DE LAS CUCHILLAS.
EVITE OPERAR LA CORTADORA en reversa:
1. DETENGA EL PT O y retroceda la cortadora.
2. DESCIENDA la cortadora, encienda el PTO y corte hacia adelante.
DESCONECTE el cabezal de la cortadora y espere hasta que las CUCHILLAS dejen de rotar antes de levantar la
cortadora a la posición de transporte..
NO ENCIENDA EL PTO con la cortadora en posición de transporte.
DETENGA la cortadora cuando se produzca VIBRACIÓN EXCESIVA:
1. DETENGA EL PTO Y EL MOTOR del tractor.
2. INSPECCIONE la cortadora para detectar la fuente de la vibración
3. REEMPLACE toda parte dañada o las CUCHILLAS dobladas o dañadas.
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RIESGO DE OBJECTOS LANZADOS
LAS CORTADORAS GIRATORIAS PUEDEN ARROJAR OBJETOS A 90 METROS (300 PIES) O
MÁS EN CONDICIONES ADVERSAS.
PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE AL OPERADOR O TRANSEÚNTES COMO CONSECUENCIA DE
OBJETOS ARROJADOS:
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MANTENGA a los transeúntes a 100 metros de distancia (300 pies)
NO OPERE LA CORTADORA SI HAY PERSONAS A MENOS DE 100 METROS(300 PIES), SALVO QUE:
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Todos los PROTECTORES CONTRA OBJETOS ARROJADOS estén colocados y en buen funcionamiento al operar la
cortadora, entre los que se incluyen los deflectores frontales y traseros, los protectores de cadena, los protectores de
acero, las bandas, los faldones laterales y las zapatas antideslizantes.
El Cabezal de la cortadora esta ajusta cerca y paralela al suelo, sin exponer las cuchillas.
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Se ha inspeccionado el ÁREA DE CORTE y se han quitado todos los materiales extraños y residuos.
NO corte material suelto o cortado previamente si hay TRANSEÚNTES dentro de 100 metros a la redonda.
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Los TRANSEÚNTES estén en el interior de un vehículo cerrado.
ANTES DE OPERAR LA CORTADORA, INSPECCIONE EL ÁREA PARA DETECTAR LA POSIBILIDAD DE
OBJETOSQUE PUEDAN SER LANZADOS:
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QUITE residuos, piedras, cables, alambres, objetos metálicos y cualquier otro objetos extraños del área.
Los alambres, cables, sogas, cadenas y objetos metálicos pueden ser arrojados o salir desprendidos de la plataforma a gran velocidad:
1. MARQUE los objetos que no se puedan quitar.
2. EVITE estos objetos cuando use la cortadora.
INSPECCIÓN DEL ÁREA PARA DETECTAR HIERBA ALTA Y MALEZAS:
INSPECCIONE Y QUITE cualquier residuo oculto de gran tamaño.
PASE LA CORTADORA a una altura intermedia
INSPECCIONE y quite el residuo restante
PASE LA CORTADORA a la altura final
PROTECCIÓN CONTRA OBJETOS ARROJADOS DE LA CORTADORA:
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MANTENGA todos los protectores contra objetos arrojados en su lugar y en buen funcionamiento al operar la cortadora,
entre los que se incluyen los deflectores frontales y traseros, los protectores de cadena, los protectores de acero, las bandas, los faldones laterales y las zapatas antideslizantes.
NO OPERE LA CORTADORA si falta algún protector contra objetos arrojados, o si éstos están dañados.
DERECHO DE PASO (autopista) CON LA CORTADORA
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se produzcan lesiones:
Detenga el corte si algún transeúnte se acerca a 100 metros (300 pies) a la redonda de la cortadora.
1. MANTENGA LOS PROTECTORES DE LA CORTADORA, los faldones laterales, la zapatas antideslizantes y
las cuchillas en buen estado de funcionamiento,
2. ELEVE LA ALTURA DE CORTE a 15 CM (6 PULGADAS) como mínimo,
3. INSPECCIONE EL ÁREA con cuidado antes de pasar la cortadora para ELIMINAR el posible riesgo de OBJETOS ARROJADOS,
4. NUNCA PERMITA QUE LAS CUCHILLAS EN MOVIMIENTO ENTREN EN CONTACTO CON OBJETOS SÓLIDOS como alambres, piedras, postes, cordones, guardarrailes o el suelo. PN TOBM-01 SP
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CONECTAR O DESCONECTAR EL IMPLEMENTO DE SEGURIDAD
SEGURIDAD
PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE POR APLASTAMIENTO POR EL TRACTOR
O IMPLEMENTO:
CUANDO conecte el cabezal de la cortadora al brazo:
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MANTENGA A LOS TRANSEÚNTES LEJOS del tractor y la cortadora.
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Asegúrese de que haya espacio suficiente para elevar y mover el brazo sin golpear objetos
ANTES de conectar y desconectar el cabezal de la cortadora o el brazo:
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APAGUE EL MOTOR DEL TRACTOR, coloque la palanca en “estacionar", ponga el freno de mano y saque la llave.
CUANDO conecte y desconecte el cabezal de la cortadora o el brazo:
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NO se agache o camine debajo del cabezal o el brazo de la cortadora en posición elevada. (Consulte las
Instrucciones en la sección de Operación)
AL CONECTAR LA LÍNEA DE CONDUCCIÓN DEL IMPLEMENTO: (Si está equipado)
PARA EVITAR que la línea de conducción del implemento se suelte durante la operación:
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LUBRIQUE el anillo de cierre del resorte del yugo para asegurarse de que se deslice libremente sobre el eje de TDF
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ASEGURE las bolas de cierre del yugo en la muesca del eje de TDF.
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PRESIONE y JALE LA LÍNEA DE CONDUCCIÓN del EJE DE TOMA DE FUERZA del tractor y del implemento
para asegurarse de que estén FIRMEMENTE SUJETADOS
PARA EVITAR que la línea de conducción se rompa durante las operaciones:
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VERIFIQUE que la línea de conducción tenga el largo adecuado entre el eje de PTO y el eje de la caja de cambios
del implement (Consulte las Instrucciones en la sección de Operación))
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Las líneas de conducción demasiado cortas se pueden soltar o romper.
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Un ensamblaje telescópico de la línea de conducción que toque el suelo no se deslizará y se solidificará.
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Si la línea de conducción toca el suelo, puede atravesar los cojinetes de soporte y romper el eje de TDF(PTO).
COMUNÍQUESE CON EL DISTRIBUIDOR si la línea de conducción del implemento no coincide con el eje de
TDF(PTO) del tractor:
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El uso de un adaptador de TDF(PTO) puede ocasionar:
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velocidad operativa.
Mayor extensión de trabajo, lo que deja expuestas áreas desprotegidas de la línea de conducción e implica el riesgo
de enredo con otros objetos. PN CDBM-01
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RIESGO DE APLASTAMIENTO
PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE POR CAÍDA DEL TRACTOR O ATROPELLO DEL
EQUIPO, VUELCO O APLASTAMIENTO POR LA CAÍDA DE DEL BRAZO O EL IMPLEMENTO:
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USE tractores equipados con SISTEMA ANTIVUELCO (ROPS) y CINTURONES DE SEGURIDAD para las operaciones de corte.
MANTENGA EL SISTEMA ROPS trabado en posición vertical.
SIEMPRE ABRÓCHESE el cinturón de seguridad al operar el tractor y los equipos.
SÓLO OPERE el tractor y el equipo sentado en el asiento del tractor.
AL ELEVAR EL BRAZO DE LA CORTADORA:
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Eleve o descienda SÓLO CUANDO ESTÉ SENTADO en el asiento del tractor, ycon el cinturón de seguridad ajustado.
MANTENGA A LOS TRANSEÚNTES FUERA del área de operación PARA EVITAR accidentes por aplastamiento.
MANTENGA suficiente espacio libre alrededor de los implementos PARA EVITAR el contacto con edificios o cables elevados.
LIFTED Equipment can fall from mechanical or hydraulic failure or inadvertent Control Lever movement.
PARA EVITAR LA CAÍDA DEL EQUIPO al trabajar cerca o debajo del brazo izado, los
componentes y el cabezal de la cortadora:
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BLOQUEE EN POSICIÓN VERTICAL y sujete con firmeza el equipo antes de poner las manos, los pies o el cuerpo debajo de los
equipos o componentes elevados.
MANTENGA A LOS TRANSEÚNTES LEJOS del brazo elevado o el cabezal de la cortadora hasta que estén bloqueados de
forma segura.
AL ESTACIONAR el implemento y el tractor:
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NUNCA deje un implemento sin atención en posición elevada.
PARA EVITAR LA CAÍDA O EL APLASTAMIENTO DE NIÑOS POR EL EQUIPO:
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NO OPERE el equipo sin CABINA CERRADA o PROTECCIÓN SUPERIOR. Las ramas y los residuos que caen pueden causar
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SEGURIDAD DEL OPERADOR
LEA, COMPRENDA y SIGA las instrucciones del Manual del Operador, al igual que las Advertencias y Mensajes de Seguridad.
USE GAFAS DE SEGURIDAD, calzado protector, casco, protección auditiva y guantes al operar o reparar el equipo
USE un aparato de respiración apropiado al operar en condiciones polvorientas a fin de evitar contraer enfermedades respiratorias.
NO USE prendas sueltas o joyas que se puedan enredar con las partes giratorias y causar una lesión.
NO CONSUMA DROGAS o ALCOHOL antes o durante la operación del equipo.
NO PERMITA que nadie opere el equipo bajo los efectos negativos de las drogas o el alcohol.
CONSULTE a un médico para conocer los efectos desfavorables de la medicación sobre los sentidos
EVITE EL CONTACTO con superficies calientes tales como silenciadores, bombas hidráulicas, válvulas y tanques.
MANTÉNGASE ALERTA, la operación prolongada puede causar fatiga. HAGA UNA PAUSA y DESCANSE.
SEGURIDAD
PARA EVITAR LESIONES GRAVES O LA MUERTE, SIGA LAS SIGUIENTES INSTRUCCIONES:
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CONDICIONES DE VISIBILIDAD AL USAR LA CORTADORA:
OPERE LA CORTADORA CON LUZ SOLAR o con luz que aporte una visibilidad nítida de más de 90 metros (100 yardas).
DEBE PODER VISUALIZAR e identificar transeúntes, terrenos empinados, pozos, desniveles, obstrucciones elevadas, cables de
alimentación, residuos y objetos extraños.
Evite retroceder mientras opera la cortadora: la visión es limitada y pueden ocurrir daños o lesiones severas.
NO OPERE el tractor en un recinto cerrado sin ventilación adecuada de los gases de escape.
VELOCIDAD RESPECTO AL SUELO AL USAR LA CORTADORA:
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AJUSTE LA VELOCIDAD DE CORTE según las condiciones del terreno y el tipo de césped, la densidad y la altura del corte.
REDUZCA LA VELOCIDAD DE CORTE al acercarse a inclinaciones empinadas, pozos, desniveles, obstrucciones elevadas,
cables de alimentación y para evitar residuos y objetos extraños.
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DETENGA LA OPERACIÓN si los controles eléctricos o hidráulicos del tractor o la cortadora no funcionan correctamente.
DETENGA LA OPERACIÓN del tractor si los sistemas de frenado o dirección no funcionan correctamente.
NO OPERE el tractor o la cortadora si hay pérdidas de líquido hidráulico.
INFESTACIÓN CON INSECTOS
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VELOCIDAD DE CUCHILLAS DE LA CORTADORA:
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EVITE superar las velocidades nominales de RPM de la cabaza cortadora, porque puede resultar sobrecalentamiento o fallas en el
componente y las cuchillas.
SEÑALES DE SEGURIDAD:
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INSTRUCCIONES DE SEGURIDAD Y PRÁCTICAS GENERALES
El mejor operador es un operador cuidadoso. La seguridad es de importancia fundamental para el fabricante,
y también debería serlo para el propietario u operador. La mayoría de los accidentes se pueden evitar
prestando suma atención al equipo, al ambiente circundante, y tomando algunas precauciones. La primera
sección de este manual incluye una lista de Mensajes de Seguridad que deben observarse para contribuir a
la protección del operador y otras personas frente a lesiones o la muerte. Lea con atención estos Mensajes
de Seguridad antes de ensamblar, operar o reparar este Implemento. Este equipo sólo debe ser operado por
personas que hayan leído el manual, responsables y calificadas, que sepan cómo hacerlo de manera
responsable.
El Símbolo de Alerta de Seguridad se utiliza en combinación con una Señal Verbal, tal como la
que se muestra a continuación, en todo este manual y en los autoadhesivos adheridos a los
equipos. El Símbolo de Alerta de Seguridad significa:
“¡ATENCIÓN! ¡MANTÉNGASE ALERTA! ¡SU SEGURIDAD ESTÁ EN JUEGO!” El Símbolo y
la Señal Verbal tienen el objetivo de advertir al propietario/operador sobre un riesgo inminente y
el grado de lesión que se puede producir al operar este equipo.
Adopte todas las medidas habituales para trabajar en forma segura y, sobre
todo, recuerde que la seguridad depende de USTED. Sólo USTED puede
impedir una lesión grave o la muerte a causa de prácticas no seguras.
Indica una situación peligrosa inminente que, de no ser evitada, OCASIONARÁ la
MUERTE O UNA LESIÓN MUY GRAVE.
Indica una situación peligrosa inminente que, de no ser evitada, PODRÍA OCASIONAR la
MUERTE O UNA LESIÓN MUY GRAVE.
Indica una situación peligrosa inminente que, de no ser evitada, PODRÍA OCASIONAR
UNA LESIÓN MENOR.
Identifica instrucciones o procedimientos específicos que, de no observarse
estrictamente, podrían ocasionar daños o la destrucción de la maquinaria, los accesorios
o el entorno.
NOTA: Identifica aspectos de particular interés para lograr una operación o reparación más eficiente y
conveniente.
LEA CON ATENCIÓN Y RESPETE los siguientes Mensajes de Seguridad. Si no se
siguen cuidadosamente las advertencias e instrucciones indicadas en este Manual y en
los Mensajes de Seguridad del implemento, se pueden producir lesiones graves o la
muerte. Siempre siga las instrucciones de este manual y use el sentido común para evitar
situaciones peligrosas.
NOTA: Si desea obtener una traducción de esta sección de seguridad en alguno de los siguientes idiomas,
comuníquese con: Translations, a la dirección 1502 E. Walnut Street Seguin, TX 78155; Fax: (830) 3729529; La Sección de Seguridad está disponible en español, portugués, francés, alemán, ruso. PN GS01 SP
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Instrucciones de operaciones antes de la entrega del DISTRIBUIDOR al CLIENTE
El distribuidor deberá informar al comprador de este producto las condiciones, disposiciones y procedimientos de
garantía aplicables; informar la responsabilidad del comprador de capacitar a sus operadores para la operación
segura; revisar el contenido del Manual del Operador, incluido el equipo de seguridad, la operación segura y el
mantenimiento; y revisar las Señales de Seguridad que se encuentran en el implemento (y en el tractor, de ser
posible).
IMPLEMENTOS PLEGABLES: He explicado que no es posible proteger contra objetos arrojados cuando el
cabezal está elevado del suelo y que el operador es responsable de verificar que no existan personas en las
inmediaciones. He explicado que el brazo o cabezal de cortadora elevado puede entrar en contacto con
obstrucciones elevados y dañar cables y líneas telefónicas, y posiblemente causar lesiones. He explicado que
el brazo o cabezal extendido, o el brazo retraído, puede entrar en contacto con cables de alimentación y
causar lesiones o la muerte por electrocución, y que el operador es responsable de evitar dichos riesgos.
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MÁQUINAS HIDRÁULICAS: He explicado la necesidad de usar aceite hidráulico limpio, cambiar los filtros
según las instrucciones, detener filtraciones, prevenir daños por operar con aceite demasiado caliente, cuidar
las mangueras, usar mangueras del tipo correcto, mantener la presión operativa especificada y prevenir el
posible riesgo de que el aceite penetre en la piel.
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LÍNEAS DE CONDUCCIÓN: Me he asegurado de que todos los protectores de líneas de conducción, de caja
de engranajes y otros están en buenas condiciones de reparación y firmemente sujetados para prevenir
lesiones por enredo u objetos arrojados.
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IMPLEMENTOS: He explicado que los deflectores, protectores de cadena o faldones sólidos se deben
mantener en buenas condiciones de reparación y se deben instalar, excepto en zonas donde personas,
vehículos, ganado u otros bienes no corran peligro por objetos arrojados, y en los casos en que dichos
equipos de seguridad impedirían un desempeño razonable de la cortadora en su tarea asignada.
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SERVICIO ANTES DE LA ENTREGA
VERIFIQUE Y AJUSTE O LUBRIQUE SEGÚN SEA NECESARIO
Consulte los detalles en el Manual del Operador
Inspección realizada – Garantía y procedimientos de seguridad explicados – Instalación realizada
LUBRICACIÓN E HIDRÁULICA
CONEXIONES DE CORTADORA A TRACTOR
 Caja de engranajes (niveles de aceite)
 Longitud de barra de enganche (verificar y fijar)
 Nivel de aceite hidráulico (tanque externo)
 Pivote y conexiones de bastidor en A
 Nivel de aceite hidráulico del tractor
 Barras de control (ajustadas iguales)
 Mangueras hidráulicas (no retorcidas y ajustadas)
 Altura de eje (ajustar)
 Propulsor de bomba frontal (conjunto ajustado y eje  Altura de corte (ajustar)
bien alineado)
 Verificación de pre-operación de kit de montaje
 Aleta de cortadora (ajustar nivel con el centro)
CORTADORA
 Aleta de cortadora (verificar operación de elevación
 Pernos de husillo y motor bien ajustados
correcta)
 Nivel de aceite del husillo
 Pernos de porta cuchillas bien ajustados/pasadores de  Líneas de conducción C.V. (verificar radio de giro máx.)
 Enganche de tracción (ajuste de altura)
retención colocados
 Piezas metálicas de montaje bien ajustadas
 Nivel y altura de corte de la cortadora ajustados
 Cojinetes del eje de corte lubricados
ELEMENTOS DE SEGURIDAD
 Todas las piezas metálicas bien ajustadas
 Protectores (operación e instalación)
 Presión de aire y neumáticos/tuercas de rueda (bien  Embrague de línea de conducción (limitador de ajuste)
ajustadas)
(ajustar y poner en marcha)
 Cojinetes de rueda (verificar, engrasar y hacer carga  Autoadhesivos de seguridad (colocados)
previa)
 Manual del Operador (entregado)
 Protector de TDF del tractor (instalado)
ACCESORIOS E INSTALACIÓN
 Emblema S.M.V. (instalado de ser necesario)
Deflectores frontales y traseros
 Gato con lengüeta (instalación y operación)
Accesorios de trituración
 Cadena de remolque de seguridad (instalada)
Sentido de giro de las hojas correcto
 Manual de Seguridad de Línea de Conducción ADMA
Vigas y brazos de eje
Lengüeta y barras de control (instaladas y ajustadas) (entregado)
 Manual de Seguridad de Cortadora AEM (entregado en
Todos los pernos, pasadores y tuercas (ajuste
porta manual)
correcto)
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 Se mostró el Video de Seguridad de Cortadora AEM al
comprador
Bush Hog está dispuesto a suministrar un (1) Video de Prácticas de
Seguridad para Cortadoras AEM
Por favor enviar:
Video de Seguridad para el Operador de Cortadoras AEM/FEMA – formato VHS
Video de Seguridad para el Operador de Cortadoras AEM/FEMA – formato DVD
Manual del Operador de la Cortadora
Manual de Seguridad del Operador de la Cortadora AEM
Nombre del solicitante___________________________Teléfono:____________________
Dirección del solicitante_________________________________
Ciudad__________________________________
Estado__________________________________
Código postal_____________________________
Modelo de cortadora___________________Número de serie________________________
Fecha de compra_____________________ Vendedor del distribuidor_________________
Nombre del distribuidor_________________Dirección del distribuidor_________________
Enviar por correo a:
AEM Video Services
1502 E. Walnut Street
Seguin, TX 78155
O enviar por fax a:
(830) 372-9529
O enviar por correo electrónico a:
AEMVideo@alamo-group.com
A fin de reducir la tasa de accidentes y mejorar la operación segura de las cortadoras, Bush Hog se ha asociado
con otros fabricantes de la industria para desarrollar el video y la guía de Prácticas de Seguridad para Cortadoras
Industriales y Agrícolas AEM/FEMA.
El video explica a los operadores de tractores y cortadoras las prácticas seguras que deben adoptar cuando
utilizan cortadoras industriales y agrícolas. Es importante que todos los operadores de cortadoras aprendan cómo
operar sus equipos de corte y puedan reconocer los posibles peligros que pueden surgir al operar una cortadora.
Este video, en conjunto con el manual del operador de la cortadora y los mensajes de advertencia que se
encuentran en la cortadora, serán muy útiles para complementar este aprendizaje tan importante.
Es posible que su distribuidor autorizado de Bush Hog le haya mostrado este video y le haya entregado una copia
en DVD cuando adquirió su cortadora. Si usted o algún operador de cortadora no vio el video: mire el video, lea
este Manual del Operador, y complete la Guía del Video antes de operar su cortadora nueva. Si no comprende
alguna de las instrucciones del video o del manual del operador, o si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de la operación
segura, comuníquese con su supervisor, con el distribuidor o con Bush Hog.
Si desea recibir una copia del video en VHS, envíe un mensaje de correo electrónico a AEMVideo@alamogroup.com o un fax al (830) 372-9529, o envíe por correo una copia rellenada del formulario que se encuentra al
dorso de esta página a AEM VHS Video 1502 E Walnut Street, Seguin, TX 78155, y solicite la versión en VHS.
Indique su nombre, dirección postal, modelo de cortadora y número de serie.
Cada uno de los operadores debe recibir capacitación para cada equipo (tractor y cortadora), comprender el uso
previsto, y comprender los posibles peligros antes de operar el equipo.
La informacion y material mecionado en la informacion anterior junto con el Manual de Operador puede asistir en
cumplir con los requisitos de OSHA para el entrenamiento anual del Operador.
REQUISITOS DE ENTRENAMIENTO DEL OSHA
Los seguientes requisitos de entrenamiento se an tomoda del Titulo 29, código de la pieza de
regulaciones federales 1928.57 (a) (6). www.osha.gov
Instrucciones del operador. A la hora de la asignación inicial y por lo menos anualmente después de eso, el
empleador mandará a cada empleado quien opera un tractor agricola o implemento en las practicas de operación
segura y el mantenimiento de el equipo con el cual el empleado esté, o estará implicado y de cualquier otras
prácticas dictados por el ambiente laboral.
Al propietario/operador/distribuidor
Este Manual del Operador es una parte esencial de la operación segura de esta máquina y se debe mantener con
la unidad siempre. El implemento incluye un porta manual donde se puede guardar el manual de manera
adecuada. Si el manual se extravía o se daña, puede solicitar otra copia sin cargo a un distribuidor autorizado de
Bush Hog o descargarlo del sitio web de Bush Hog (www.bushhog.com).
ANTES DE COMENZAR LEA, COMPRENDA y SIGA la información incluida en este manual, el Manual de
Seguridad de la Cortadora AEM y el manual del operador del tractor para conocer cómo operar la máquina y
realizar tareas de servicio correctamente. De lo contrario, podría sufrir lesiones u ocasionar lesiones a terceros.
Todos los implementos con partes móviles son potencialmente peligrosos. Cada esfuerzo ha sido hecho
paraasegurar que la màquina esté segura, pero los operadores deben evitar entrar en prácticas peligrosas y seguir
lasinstrucciones escritas que son proporcionadas. El fabricante ha diseñado este implemento para ser usado con
todos sus equipos de seguridad correctamente sujetados para minimizar la probabilidad de accidentes.
LA SEGURIDAD PRIMERO. Lea con atención la totalidad de la sección de seguridad de este manual antes de
operar el equipo. No permita que nadie opere el equipo sin haber leído y comprendido la totalidad de este manual.
Comuníquese con el distribuidor si necesita explicación sobre alguna instrucción que no haya comprendido del
todo.
Los cuidados que brinde a su Implemento Bush Hog determinarán en gran medida su satisfacción con el
desempeño y la vida útil del equipo. Lea con atención y siga las instrucciones de este manual para comprender
cabalmente su nuevo implemento, su uso previsto, y sus requisitos de servicio.
Todas las referencias que se hacen en este manual a derecha, izquierda, frontal, trasero, arriba y abajo
corresponden a la perspectiva en el sentido del desplazamiento hacia delante con el implemento correctamente
sujetado al tractor.
La información sobre repuestos se encuentra por separado en el Manual de Partes. Las cortadoras Bush Hog
utilizan componentes del sistema equilibrados y coincidentes para porta cuchillas, cuchillas, ejes de corte, hojas,
ganchos para hojas, rodillos, componentes de los engranajes, y cojinetes. Estas partes se fabrican y se prueban
según las especificaciones de Bush Hog. Las partes compatibles no genuinas no siempre cumplen con estas
especificaciones. El uso de partes no genuinas puede perjudicar el desempeño de la cortadora, anular la garantía
y presentar un riesgo para la seguridad. Use partes genuinas Bush Hog para ahorrar dinero y maximizar la
seguridad.
Para referencia futura, registre el número de modelo y el número de serie de BUSH HOG que ha adquirido.
Fecha de compra
Dueño
Teléfono
Distribuidor
Fecha de compra:
Número de serie
Publicado en 01/16
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CORTADORA CON BRAZO
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MANUAL DE OPERADOR
Este Manual del Operador es
una parte esencial de la
operación segura de esta
máquina y se debe mantener
con la unidad siempre. LEA,
ENTIENDA, y SIGA las
Instrucciones de Seguridad y
Operación contenidas en este
manual antes de operar el
equipo. C01-Cover SP_B
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instrucciones de
operación y las
instrucciones de
seguridad se encuentran
en el video Cortacésped
Sobre Seguridad que se
puede acceder
instantáneamente en el
internet en:
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