AL-KO Heritage RS 14/82 Operating instructions

AL-KO Heritage RS 14/82 Operating instructions
RS 14/82
(English Version)
Code From serial No.
148E 290000101
Issue 17/12/08
MANUAL PART NO: 111-0441 (B)
Ø19 x Ø26
Ø20 x Ø42
f: 20 Nm
d: Ø10,5 x Ø30 x 5
e: Ø10,5 x Ø19
f: M10x70
Before assembly and start of operation,
please read the operating instructions at all
costs and comply with them.
Dear Customer,
You have bought a totally tested quality product. However, should you
have any reason for complaints, please get in touch with your dealer,
stating the code and serial number (see nameplate).
Read operating instructions before
start of operation.
Keep other people out of the danger
Introduction............................................................................... GB 8
Intended use............................................................................. GB 8
Meaning of symbols indicated on the mower.......................... GB 8
Safety precautions.................................................................. GB 9
Unpacking Lawntractor………………………………………….. GB 10
Assembly................................................................................ GB 11
First operation.......................................................................... GB 13
Operating elements.................................................................. GB 13
Start of operation..................................................................... GB 14
Care and maintenance............................................................ GB 16
Starter battery......................................................................... GB 18
Storage in winter...................................................................... GB 19
Trouble Shooting.................................................................... GB 20
Warranty................................................................……...……. GB 21
Pull the ignition plug out before
maintenance and repair work.
Do not use on slopes above 10°
Dear customer,
You have purchased a new machine. We want to thank you for the trust
that you put into our quality products and hope that you will have much
pleasure from working with your new machine.
Attention, danger!
Keep hands and feet away from the
cutting gear.
Before putting the machine into operation for the first time, please
familiarise yourself with the contents of these operating instructions. If
the machine is operated by people without sufficient qualifications or not
according to the intended purpose, use of the machine may be
dangerous. Please pay attention to the accident prevention directives.
While mowing, keep other people, in
particular children and animals,
away from the working area.
Please pay attention to the safety instructions contained in these
operating instructions and to the safety instructions on the machine.
Due to ongoing improvements of the product, the information contained
in this manual is subject to alterations without the manufacturer being
obliged to notify or to update, under the proviso that the essential
properties for safety and operation do not change. In cases of doubt,
please do not hesitate to contact your dealer.
Danger: do not go here.
This lawnmower is only intended for mowing in private gardens with a
maximum inclination of 10° (18%) - not for public parks, sports grounds
or in farming or forestry. Other kinds of use are only permitted with
original spare parts.
Any other use is regarded as being misuse and results in forfeiture of the
guarantee and rejection of any responsibility for damage to the user of
third parties on the part of the manufacturer.
Working hours for lawn tractors:
Please observe the local directives for the operation of lawnmowers.
GB 8
General remarks
Instructions for use
Read the operating instructions carefully. Familiarise yourself with
the proper use of the machine.
People under 16 or people who have not read the operating
instructions are not allowed to use the machine.
Do not operate the machine when there are others, in particular
children or animals, in the area. The person using the machine is
responsible for third parties in the working area of the machine.
The person using the machine is responsible for accidents
involving other people or their property.
Please keep these operating instructions for later use.
The lawn tractor does not have approval according to the Highway
Code. You are therefore not allowed to drive on public ways and
roads with it.
Never mow on slopes with an inclination of more than 10° (18%).
No passengers may be transported on the machine.
The combustion engine may not be operated in enclosed rooms in
which dangerous fumes can collect - danger of poisoning!
Only mow your lawn in daylight or in good illumination. Please
observe any local directives about when you are allowed to use the
machine (see operating times for lawn tractors).
Before starting the machine, switch off the mowing appliance, put
the drive into neutral and operate the parking brake.
Please remember that there are no "safe slopes". Mowing slopes
with a lawn requires special attention. In order to protect yourself
against tipping over, you should:
– not stop or start suddenly if you are moving up or down the
– suppress the clutch slowly, leave the clutch depressed, in parti
cular when driving down the slope,
– keep the speed low on slopes and in tight bends,
– pay special attention to hills, recesses and other invisible
– never mow transverse to the slope if it has an inclination of more
than 10°.
Always pay attention to road traffic when you are crossing roads or
working in the vicinity of roads.
When driving the tractor, pay attention to low-hanging obstacles
(branches, washing lines etc.) which can injure the driver.
Switch the mowing appliance off when driving off the lawn, lift it to
the highest cutting position.
Never operate lawn tractors with a damaged housing or defective
protective devices (e.g. grass box etc.).
Before leaving the driver's seat:
– switch the mowing appliance off and wait until the blades come
to a standstill,
– switch the engine off and remove the ignition key.
Disengage the drive, turn the engine off and pull out the spark plug
connector or the ignition key
– before eliminating blockages or obstructions in the discharge
– before checking or cleaning the mower or doing any other work
on it
– if a foreign body is hit. Look for damage to the machine and
have the necessary repairs done before you start it again;
– if the mower starts to vibrate unusually severely, an
immediate check is necessary.
– whenever you leave the mower unattended or transport it
– before filling up with petrol
– before removing the grass box.
The basic setting of the engine in the factory is correct and must
not be altered.
Start and operate the starting switch carefully (see Chapter
"Starting the engine"). Make sure that your feet are at a safe
distance from the blade.
Do not tip the mower when starting or turning the engine on.
Do not start the engine if anyone is standing in front of the
discharge channel.
Keep your hands and feet out of the area of the rotating blade.
Keep other people away from the discharge channel when the
blade is rotating.
Never use a lawn tractor with a rear discharge without a grass box
or a vapour discharge.
2.1 Always wear sturdy shoes and long trousers while mowing. Never
go barefoot or wear open sandals.
2.2 Completely check the area on which the machine is to be used and
remove any stones, sticks, wires, bones and other foreign objects.
Always watch out for foreign objects when mowing.
2.3 – Petrol is to be poured in before starting the engine.
WARNING! Petrol is highly flammable!
– Only keep petrol in the containers designed for this purpose.
– Only fill the machine in the open and do not smoke when filling
the machine.
– The tank may not be opened or petrol topped up while the engi
ne is running or when the machine is hot.
– If petrol has been spilt, do not start the engine. Instead, remove
the mower from the area contaminated with petrol. The spilt pe
trol must be sucked or wiped off the engine and the housing with
a cloth. No attempts at ignition may be made until the vapours
have disappeared.
– Use a funnel or a filling tube when pouring in petrol so that no
fuel can leak onto the engine or onto the lawn.
– For safety reasons, replace the tank lid and the petrol tank if they
are damaged.
2.4 The exhaust and the area around the exhaust can reach
temperatures of up to 80°.
ATTENTION: danger of burning!
Replace damaged silencers.
2.5 Before use, always make a visual check to see if the blade, the
fastening bolts or the entire cutting unit are worn or damaged. In
order to avoid an imbalance, worn or damaged blades must be
replaced with new ones.
2.6 Ensure that the movement of one blade can lead to rotations of the
other blades when mowing with more than one blade.
2.7 An examination by an expert is necessary if the machine stops
immediately, e.g. after impact with an obstacle (damage to the drive
shaft, bent blades etc.).
GB 9
Unpacking Lawntractor
Instructions for maintenance and storage
4.1 Make sure that the nuts, bolts and screws are tight.
4.2 Be careful when adjusting - danger of injuries. Do not trap your
fingers between the housing and the blade. Wear protective gloves.
4.3 Never store the lawn tractor with fuel in the tank inside a building in
which petrol fumes can possibly come into contact with naked
flames or with sparks
- danger of explosion!
4.4 Only empty the petrol tank in the open.
4.5 Allow the engine to cool down before you put the machine into an
enclosed area.
4.6 Avoid the risk of a fire by keeping the engine and the exhaust free
of grass, leaves and grease (oil).
4.7 Check regularly to make sure that the grass box is in a satisfactory
4.8 For safety's sake, worn or damaged parts must be replaced
4.9 Replacement blades and additional appliances may only be
mounted on the lawn tractors intended for this purpose according to
the manufacturer's instructions. This is the only way to maintain the
safety and the performance of your lawn tractor.
4.10 Please ensure that the maintenance, checking and sharpening of
the blade is only done by an authorised dealer.
4.11 Only use original replacement blades.
The lawntractor will be delivered on a solid wood pallet.
To remove the packing, place the pallet on a level surface.
Please follow the sequence for unpacking and for the respective
wheel locks.
The numbers to the left of the text, e.g.
, refer to the
illustrations in the picture section of these operating instructions.
Open cardboard packing at top.
Remove staples and take off cardboard packing upward.
We would point out that we are not liable according to the Product
Liability Act for damage caused by our machine as a result of
improper repairs not carried out by our authorised service
or if ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS are not used as replacement
Remove enclosed parts and packing materials.
Remove wooden hoop.
Remove front laths.
Remove wooden blocks.
Remove all nails on the pallet.
Move mowing unit into highest position.
See operating instructions under:
>> Start-up - Adjusting cutting height <<
Lift tractor at rear and push off pallet.
Dispose of pallet and packing materials properly.
Secure the tractor from rolling away with the wheel locks!
Now you can begin mounting equipment.
GB 10
Remove O-ring - do not re-use
The following assembly work must be carried out before the first
Fit one washer
1x 19 mm dia. x 26 mm dia. and
1x 20 mm dia. x 42 mm dia.
each on axle - first 19 mm dia. x 26 mm dia.!
Insert lock washer in shaft groove and press down.
Installation of the wheels.
Installation of the steering wheel.
Installation of the driver's seat.
Assembly of the grass box
Fitting the grass box to the lawn tractor.
Putting into operation (even test operation) before complete
assembly has taken place is strictly forbidden - dangers of
Fit cover cap.
Assembly of the steering wheel
The information on directions (right, left, top etc.) for this appliance
are to be understood in the direction of travel looking from the
driver's seat.
Align front wheels (a) straight ahead in the direction of travel.
Fit clamping sleeve (b) on steering column.
Place steering wheel (c) on clamping sleeve.
Observe position: Spoke must point towards driver.
The order of assembly steps is to be complied with, as otherwise
flawless function cannot be guaranteed.
Insert washer (d).
Push toothed lock washer (e) onto hexagon bolt (f).
Please note:
The figures stated to the left of the text, such as the
Secure steering wheel with hexagon bolt.
Observe correct tightening torque: 20 Nm
here, refer to the illustrations in the illustrated part at the front.
Push on cover (g).
Front wheels:
Installing the driver's seat
Lock both front wheels.
Lift tractor slightly by bumper and pull to front wheel.
Unscrew the driver's seal according to the diagram on the
hinged console.
n Hexagonal recess hole screw
M8 x 20
Fan-disk Ø 8.4 x Ø 15
Disk Ø 8.4 x Ø 24
Spacer bushing Ø 8.2 x Ø 14
Push washer toward wheel rim.
o Hexagonal recess hole screw /
Insert lock washer into shaft groove before washer and
press down.
2x lock washer dia. 15x29x1.5 - contained in screw/bolt bag.
Wing screw M8 x 20
Fan-disk Ø 8.4 x Ø 15
Fit cover cap.
The seat can be moved in a longitudinal direction by
loosening the screw o.
Lock both rear wheels.
(2 x)
(2 x)
Push the seat into the required position and tighten the
screws by means of the enclosed socket wrench – 6 mm
(Allen key)!
Rear wheels:
(2 x)
(2 x)
(2 x)
(2 x)
Move tractor to rear wheel until rear wheel is heard to strike
steering knuckle.
Wheel axle protrudes from rim.
O-ring Ø11 x 2.6 is fitted in the works –
(secures the parallel key).
GB 11
Assembling the grass box
Lay bottom part of frame on a suitable supporting surface
(e.g. table.
Insert cross tube in the round reinforcement, which juts out
of the box floor and screw together with the box frame.
Hexagonal screw M 6 x 45
(2 x)
Washer Ø 6 x Ø 12
(4 x)
Self-locking nut M6
(2 x)
Clip box floor on crosswise tube.
Screw the upper part of the frame onto the lower part of the
frame on both sides.
M 6 x 35 hexagonal head screw
Ø 6 x Ø 18 shim
Ø 6 x Ø 12 shim
Nut M 6
(4 x)
(4 x)
(4 x)
(4 x)
Only tighten the nuts by hand to start with due to the
subsequent fixing of the box fabric.
Fit shim Ø 6 x Ø 18 under the screw head!
Place box lid on and screw to box frame
Hexagonal screw M 6 x 35
Washer Ø 6 x Ø 18
Washer Ø 6 x Ø 12
Self-locking nut M6
(5 x)
(5 x)
(5 x)
(5 x)
Place the frame onto the box base of the fabric sack.
Fit washer Ø 6 x Ø 18 under the screw head!
The ribs of the box base pointing upwards.
Clip the fabric sack onto the box frame.
Insert hand lever through grass box.
Secure hand lever from pulling out.
Screw in self-locking cylinder bolt with hexagon socket
M 6 x 12 (SW 5 Allen key required).
Remove the upper frame screw connection and screw the
fitting flap of the fabric sack together with the upper and
lower part of the box frame.
Fit the Ø 6 x Ø 18 shim under the screw head.
Carry out this procedure on both sides.
Insert round reinforcement (Ø 8 mm) through the box floor
in the frame bottom drill hole.
GB 12
Starter battery
As a matter of principle, the starter battery is charged ex works. Should
starting problems nevertheless occur, the battery must be charged
before the first operation of the lawn tractor.
The lawn tractor may only be put into operation when
the assembly has been completed.
During the operation, the starter battery is charged by the engine. Under
normal conditions, re-charging will only be necessary after longer
periods without use (longer than 3 months).
Safety systems
Charging the starter battery: see "Maintenance and Service".
The lawn tractor is fitted with 4 safety contacts which are operated
the driver's seat
the grass box and
two foot pedals.
We recommend charging this maintenance-free and gas-tight
battery with a charging device specifically suited for this (can be
purchased from specialist dealers).
If a different charging device is used, the charging current may not
exceed 5 A and the charging voltage 14.4 V. If there is a higher
charging voltage, there is a danger of the starter battery exploding.
The engine can only be started if
The starter battery is recyclable.
the driver is sitting on the driver's seat, the brake has been
operated and the mowing appliance has been switched off.
Used and defective starter batteries must not be disposed of via
domestic refuse. Your dealer, the manufacturer of the device or the local
battery collection points (pay attention to the local directives) will assure
proper disposal of these batteries.
The engine is automatically switched off if
the driver gets off without operating the brake
the driver gets off with the mowing appliance still running
the grass box is opened or removed with the mowing appliance
still running.
Filling with engine oil and fuel.
n Gas lever
The engine speed is regulated with the gas lever. In order
to mow as effectively as possible, the gas lever should be
switched to
Opening the bonnet:
Put your hands into the ventilation slots of the bonnet.
Gently pull the bonnet in the direction of the steering
wheel and lift it up until it makes contact with the
o Light switch (dependent on design)
Use the light switch to switch the headlights on.
Pour engine oil in before the first operation
– see operating instructions of the engine manufacturer.
Regularly check the oil level.
p Ignition lock
Fuel: standard petrol - lead-free.
To start the engine, put the ignition key into the ignition lock
and turn to the right to position "II".
As soon as the engine is running, let go of the ignition key
(ignition key returns to position "I").
Only fill the petrol tank in the open. Do not smoke. Do not
pour in petrol when the engine is running or hot.
Use a suitable funnel attachment or feeder funnel to pour
in petrol so that no fuel can be spilt on to engine, the
housing or on the lawn. If petrol is spilt, do not start the
engine. Remove the mower from the area contaminated
with petrol. The spilt petrol must be sucked or wiped off the
engine and the housing with a cloth.
No attempts at ignition may be made until the vapours
have disappeared.
To switch the engine off, put the gas lever onto
turn the ignition key onto position "0".
, then
Meaning of the symbols on the foot pedals
Left hand foot pedal: switch on cutter bar
Tyre pressure
Check the tyre pressure at regular intervals.
Right hand foot pedal: Clutch
Examine the precise air pressure on the tyre.
1 PSI = 0.07 bar
The tyre pressure can be checked without any difficulties by using a
standard foot-pump.
GB 13
Foot pedal – left "cutter bar"
Pushing the left hand foot pedal down, switches on the
cutter bar.
Starting the engine
It is now possible to remove the foot from the pedal, as the
pedal will remain pushed down.
Renewed pressing down of the foot pedal returns to the
starting position again.
Check the oil level before each start of operation.
Foot pedal – right "clutch / brake"
If the pedal is half pushed down, the clutch is
disengaged. If the pedal is completely pushed
down, the clutch is disengaged and the disk brake
of the transmission operated.
With the pedal completely pressed down, the
pedal can be locked in the "Brake" function by
pushing the stop lever to the left (with the heel of
the shoe).
Engine exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a non-odorous
and lethal gas!
For this reason, never start the engine in enclosed or badly
ventilated rooms.
Sit down on the driver's seat.
Push the right-hand pedal (clutch/brake) right down
- possibly engage with the stop lever.
The mowing appliance must not be switched on.
For a cold start, put the throttle lever onto CHOKE
Starting the engine with a "HONDA engine"
During the starting procedure, hold the throttle lever in the
Pushing the pedal down again cancels the locking - the
stop lever returns to the original position.
Switching lever (for hydrostat drive)
If you let go of the throttle lever, it automatically returns to the
If the engine is warm, put the throttle lever onto FAST
Put the ignition key into the ignition lock.
Turn the ignition key to the right to position "II" (Start).
Possible transmission positions:
Forward gear - infinitely adjustable
Reverse gear - infinitely adjustable.
and a neutral position.
When the engine is running, let go of the ignition key.
(The ignition key automatically returns to position "I").
An attempt at starting should only last for about 5 seconds so that
the starter battery is not strained unnecessarily.
As soon as the engine is running, put the throttle lever into a
position between
The engine should warm up for a few minutes before the mowing
appliance is switched on.
Switching lever
(for 5-gear transmission)
With the switching lever,
5 forward gears
1 reverse gear and
1 neutral position can be switched.
Position lever for adjustment of
cutting height
Stopping the engine
Switch off the mowing appliance.
Put the gas lever onto
Briefly press the brake pedal down - if necessary, engage the
brake pedal.
Turn the ignition key to the left to position "0".
The mowing appliance is lifted or lowered with the position
If the lawn tractor is left unused or unattended, remove the ignition
key and engage the brake pedal.
Six positions are available. In order to get from a higher to
a lower position, the push button on the end of the lever
must be pushed to unlock it.
Driving with the lawn tractor
In order to reach a higher position, simply push the lever
upwards into the required position
Start the engine.
When the engine is running, select the corresponding forward or
reverse gear. With a hydrostat drive, pre-select the corresponding
position in forward or reverse drive.
For the first use of the lawn tractor, we would advise that you only
choose 1 gear or set the hydrostat drive to MIN.
To start motion, slowly release the clutch/brake pedal.
Do not switch the 5-gear transmission while driving.
The lawn tractor must be stationary in order to change gear.
GB 14
Driving without traction (pushing)
Press the right-hand pedal
down completely in order to brake.
Only with the engine switched off and the blades
a) For a 5-gear transmission:
1. Put the switch lever into position 0.
2. Release the brake.
Switching the mowing appliance on
Only switch the mowing appliance on with the engine running.
Put the gas lever into the
Press left hand foot pedal
down slowly, so that the belt tension
now occurring does not stall the engine. Lock foot pedal if required.
The lawn tractor can now be pushed without any difficulty.
Set the required cutting height.
When you switch the mowing appliance on, the mower should not
be standing in long grass. Set to the highest cutting height.
Driving and mowing
In order to achieve a tidy mowing result, the traction speed must be
adapted to the state of the lawn.
Switching the mowing appliance off
b) For a hydrostat drive:
1. Remove or lift up the grass box.
2. Pull out bypass lever n and engage downwards o.
3. Release the brake.
a) Lever position for hydrostat drive:
– long / thick grass and wet grass: 0 - ¼
If the foot pedal is locked, press down again, so that the lock is
taken off.
Then take foot off pedal.
The mowing appliance can be switched off both at a standstill and
also during movement.
– normal grass, weekly cutting: ½ - 2/3
The lever positions from 2/3 - 1/1 are reserved for driving
without mowing.
A rotating / slowing blade can cut hands and feet.
Therefore, keep your hands and feet away from the blades.
b) Lever position for 5-gear transmission:
– long / thick grass and wet grass: 1 gear
– normal grass, weekly cutting: 2 - 3 gear
4 and 5 gear are reserved for driving without mowing.
Setting the cutting height
The blades are raised and lowered with the position
lever to the right of the driver's seat.
Six height settings with a cutting height between 30 and
90 mm are possible.
Allow the position lever to engage at the height
adjustment position required.
In a normal case, the cutting height is about 4-5 cm. This corresponds to
nd rd
the 2 /3 position of the height adjustment. Cut moist or wet grass with
a higher cutting height.
The best thing to do with very long grass is to cut it twice. For the first
cut, set the machine to max. cutting height and set it to the required
height for the second cut.
Adjustment of the cutting height can be done both at a
standstill and also during movement.
Set the highest cutting height:
Driving on slopes
Special care is needed when driving on slopes.
Please observe the following information:
- before switching the cutting appliance on
- when driving without mowing
GB 15
Do not drive on slopes with an inclination of more than 10°
Do not jolt when starting.
Keep the speed low.
Do not stop or accelerate strongly.
Do not declutch when going down the slope.
Emptying the grass box
The grass box can be emptied from the driver's seat.
Cleaning the lawn tractor
In order to work properly, the lawn tractor must be cleaned regularly.
When the grass box is full, an acoustic signal can be heard. The
box should be emptied now at the latest.
After each use, clean adhering residue from the lawn tractor and the
grass box.
Switch the mowing appliance off - acoustic signal goes off.
Empty the grass box:
• Pulling tipping lever up out of the grass box.
• Fold grass box up with the aid of the tipping lever and
tip out grass.
• To empty the grass box completely, shake grass box se
veral times.
If the grass box is folded up or uncoupled, when the
cutter bar is switched in, the engine will stall.
Grass box
Take the grass box off the lawn tractor.
Clean the fabric sack from the outside with a jet of water.
If necessary, also clean the inside of the fabric sack with a brush.
Housing / engine / transmission
The engine and all the bearings (wheels, transmission, blade bearings
etc.) must not be cleaned with water, in particular not with a highpressure cleaner.
Any water penetrating into the ignition unit, into the carburettor and the
air filter can cause damage. Water in the bearings can lead to a loss of
lubrication and thus to the destruction of the bearings.
To remove dirt and residue of grass, use a cloth, a hand-held
sweeper, a long-handled brush etc.
Electrical unit
Do not clean the electrical unit with water. Penetration of
water into the electrical unit (switch, display, cable,
operating elements etc.) can lead to damage.
Replacing and resharpening the mowing
At the end of the mowing season always resharpen the mowing blade or,
if required, replace the mowing blade with a new one.
Always have the mowing blade resharpened or replaced by a customer
service centre (measurement of imbalance).
Unbalanced blades will cause the lawn mower to vibrate violently –
risk of accident!
GB 16
Mowing system
Checking by a qualified service agent is
On the left hand site of the cutting deck is a connection for
an ½" water hose coupling.
The mowing system can be cleaned by connecting a water
During the cleaning process, the grass box or a
suitable accessory must be fitted.
1. Lower the mowing deck to the lowest cutting height.
2. Start the engine - set a medium engine speed.
3. Connect water hose.
4. Switch the mowing appliance on.
After a few minutes, the mowing system has been
after impact with an obstacle
if the V-belt is defective
if the engine comes to an immediate standstill
if the brake performance drops
if the blade is bent (do not straighten)
if the drive belt slips
if the blade shaft is bent (do not straighten)
if there is a defect in the blade holder
if there is damage to the transmission.
5. Leave the mowing system to run for a few more minutes
in order to spin the water out.
6. Clean the grass box and leave to dry.
Maintenance, service and cleaning work may only be carried out when the machine has been turned off and has cooled down
and the ignition key has been removed.
The following tasks may be carried out by the user himself. All the other maintenance, service and upkeep tasks must be
carried out by a qualified service agent.
Before each
Check level of engine oil
After each
After the
first 5 hours
After 25
hours of
After 50
hours of
Change engine oil
Clean the air filter
Replace the air filter
Check the spark plug
Check the brake
Check the tyre pressure
Check mowing blade
Check for loose parts
Check drive belt
Clean the lawn tractor
Clean air intake grille on engine
Clean grass and cuttings from transmission
For hydrostat drive:
Clean ventilator for transmission cooling
Before each
)* see operating instructions of the engine manufacturer
In cases of high load and high temperatures, shorter maintenance intervals than those stated in the table may be necessary.
GB 17
Lubrication plan
Wheel change
In order to ensure the ease of movement of the moving parts, we
recommend lubricating the following parts after 10 hours of
A wheel change may only be done on a level and firm base.
1. Park the lawn tractor with the parking brake and secure
it against rolling away with wedges.
Front axle:
Steering swivel right and left (lubrication nipple):
- with multi-purpose grease
Bearing of the front axle on the frame
- with spray oil
2. Lift the lawn tractor on the side of the wheel to be chan
ged and place a suitable object (e.g. a block of wood)
under a supporting element of the chassis.
3. Push the circlip shim off with a screwdriver and remo
ve the spacer shim.
Gear segment and steering pinion on steering gear
- with multi-purpose grease
4. Pull the wheel off the axle.
Front / rear wheels:
roller bearings and hub
- with multi-purpose grease
Do not lose the adjusting spring when pulling the rear
wheels off the axle.
When putting back together, grease the axles with
customary multi-purpose grease.
For lubrication of the axles, the front and rear wheels must be
dismantled (see Change of Wheels).
Pivots and bearings:
Lubrication of all moving pivot and bearing points,
as well as the cable pulls:
- with spray oil.
The starter battery can be found underneath the bonnet.
As a matter of principle, the battery has been charged in the factory.
Oil change
See operating instructions of the engine manufacturer.
Further charging is necessary:
The oil change can be done by sucking the oil out via the oil filling
opening (a corresponding suction device can be purchased from your
Dispose of used oil in accordance with statutory directives. Do not
discharge used oil into the sewers or the ground. Contamination of
groundwater is severely punished. Or your local authority can tell
you where to dispose of it.
We recommend charging this maintenance-free and gas-tight
starter battery with a charging device specifically suited for this
(can be purchased from specialist dealers).
before storage for the winter break
if the machine is not used for a long time (longer than 3 months).
Air filter and spark plug
The charging current of the charging device may not exceed 5 A
and the charging voltage 14.4 V. If there is a higher charging
voltage, there is a danger of the starter battery exploding.
See the operating instructions of the engine manufacturer.
Transmission / hydro-transmission
The transmission needs no maintenance as it has been given a life-time
filling of oil in the factory.
Check tyre pressure
Check the tyre pressure at regular intervals.
Examine the precise air pressure on the tyre.
1 PSI = 0.07 bar
The tyre pressure can be checked without any difficulties by using a
standard foot-pump.
GB 18
Charging the starter battery
Storage in winter
After the end of the mowing season, clean the device thoroughly.
The starter battery may only be charged in dry rooms.
Do not clean the engine with water, in particular not with a high-pressure
Remove the ignition key.
Connect the charging device to the mains and connect the termi
nals to the connection poles on the battery.
Any water penetrating into the ignition unit, into the carburettor and the
air filter can cause damage.
To remove dirt and residue of grass, use a cloth, a hand-held sweeper, a
long-handled brush etc.
Pay attention to the polarity:
red terminal = positive pole (+)
black terminal = negative pole (-)
Empty the fuel tank.
Function of the charging device: see operating instructions for charging
Change the oil and preserve the engine - see operating instructions of
the engine manufacturer.
Completely charge the battery.
Maintenance for the starter battery.
Keep the machine in a dry, frost-free room. If there is a danger of frost,
remove the starter battery and store it in a frost-free area.
When storing for the winter, keep the starter battery in a cool, dry room
(10 - 15°C).
If the starter battery remains in the machine for a longer period (longer
than 1 month), remove the earth cable from the battery.
Temperatures below freezing should be avoided during storage.
Recharge the battery after it has stood for longer than 3 months.
Do not leave discharged batteries uncharged for a long time.
An inspection of the lawnmower in the winter is a benefit.
Use a suitable charging device to charge the starter battery.
The starter battery must not:
Transport of the lawn tractor
be stored in the immediate vicinity of naked flames
be burnt
or put onto radiators.
When transporting the lawn tractor with transport equipment (e.g. a
car trailer), support the mowing deck in order to relieve the Bowden
Do not destroy the starter battery. The electrolyte (sulphuric acid) causes
acid burns to the skin and clothes - wash off with plenty of water straight
Do not short circuit the connection poles.
Storing the lawn tractor
Keep the starter battery clean. Only wipe with a dry cloth. Do not use any
water, petrol, thinners or similar agents.
Keep the connection poles clean and grease them with pole grease.
The machine is to be protected against the influences of the
weather, in particular moisture, rain and long periods of direct
GB 19
Engine does not start
Lack of fuel
Fill the tank, check the tank venting, check the fuel filter
Bad, contaminated fuel, old fuel in the tank
Always use fresh fuel from clean containers, clean the
carburettor (workshop)
Air filter contaminated
Clean the air filter (see operating instructions for the engine)
No ignition spark
Clean the spark plug, possibly replace. Check ignition
cable. Check ignition unit = authorised service agent
Engine "flooded" due to repeated attempts to start
Unscrew spark plug and dry off.
Starter battery empty or weak
Charge starter battery
Safety switch on driver's seat not functioning
Sit on the driver's seat correctly
Safety switch on brake pedal not functioning
Press the brake pedal right down
Mowing appliance switched on
Switch the mowing appliance off
Fuse (5A) on (+) cable of the starter battery
Grass too long or too wet
Correct the cutting height. Create air flow by briefly moving
Discharge channel/mowing deck blocked
Clean discharge channel/mowing deck. Switch the engine
off and remove the spark plug connector.
Air filter contaminated
Clean the air filter (see engine information)
Carburettor setting wrong
Have the setting checked - authorised service agent
Blade severely worn
Replace blade - Only use original replacement blade authorised service agent
Speed too high
Reduce speed
With hydrostat drive:
Move bypass lever downwards to operating position (see
driving without traction)
Starter does not react
Engine performance drops
Lawn tractor does not move
No traction
Poor cut
Blade worn, blunt
Replace or regrind blade. Balance reground blades. Only
use original replacement blade - authorised service agent
Incorrect cutting height
Alter cutting height
Engine speed too low
Set engine speed to Max.
Speed too high
Reduce speed
Differing tyre pressure on wheels
Pump up to correct air pressure.
Tyre pressure: see technical data
Grass box not filling
Mower setting too low;
Adjust cutting height
Grass is too damp and too heavy to be transported
by the air flow
Wait until the lawn has dried off
Blade badly worn
Replace blade. Only use original replacement blade authorised service agent
Grass too long
Cut the lawn twice:
1 cut: max. cutting height
2 cut: required cutting height
Fabric sack blocked - no air flow
Clean the fabric sack
Discharge channel of mowing deck blocked - last
Clean the discharge channel/mowing deck
Level display does not react
Cuttings on level display lever
Remove cuttings from level display lever - check for each of
Drive, brakes, clutch and
mowing appliance
have a regular check done by the authorised service agent.
GB 20
Hayter Limited warrants to the original user / purchaser that this unit shall be free from defects in material and
workmanship under normal use and service for a period of three years from the date of purchase. The manufacturers of the
engine and battery pack system (where applicable) fumish their own warranty and services are provided through their
authorised network (Refer to "Engine/Battery Pack Warranty Statement'). To qualify for the full benefit of the warranty, the
warranty registration card must be returned within 60 days of purchase. Subject to the conditions and exclusions noted in
this limited warranty, we shall at our Option, repair or replace any warranted part during the applicable period. If you are in
doubt or experience any difficulty, please consult a Hayter Authorised Service Dealer for clarification.
To qualify for the extended warranty (second and third year) of the three year limited warranty, the machine must haue
annual services carried out by an Authorised Hayter Service Dealer. These chargeable services should be carried out within
12 and 24 months of the date of purchase.
Excluded from the extended warranty period are those items which are subject to normal wear and tear e.g. tyres, wheels,
cutterbars, Gables, batteries and other consumable wearing parts.
All consumer machines which are fitted with a genuine Hayter friction disc as original equipment, before use, are covered
by a Lifetime Warranty against the engine crankshaft bending. Note: friction washers, blade brake units and other such
devices are not applicable. Only machines fitted with a genuine Hayter friction disc, which are used in accordance with the
recommended operating and maintenance procedures, are covered.
This warranty does not apply to any unit that has been tampered with, altered, misused, abused or used for hire, and will
become invalid if non genuine Hayter parts are fitted. This warranty does not cover minor mechanical adjustments unless
they are due to defective materials or workmanship. Consult the Owner's Handbook or a Hayter Authorised Service Dealer
for assistance when making these adjustments.
A warranty period of 90 days applies to machines used for commercial purposes.
To make a warranty Claim, retum the unit to a Hayter authorised dealer along with proof of purchase stating the machine
serial number and date of purchase. The service receipt(s) or this Owner's Handbook with the 1st/2nd year service boxes
fully completed, must be produced as proof of entitlement to the extended warranty period. Subject to the conditions and
exclusions in this limited warranty, the authorised dealer will, at our Option, repair or replace any warranted part within the
duration of the warranty period.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights and is in addition to any statutory rights to which you may be entitled and
your statutory rights are not affected by this warranty. If you need additional Information concerning this written warranty, or
assistance in obtaining services, please write to:
HAYTER LIMITED, Service Department, Spellbrook, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. CM23 4BU.
UK ONLY: Details of your local Hayter authorised dealer are contained in Yellow Pages or contact: Freephone 0800 616298.
GB 21
Manufacturer: AL-KO Kober GmbH,
8742 Werk Obdach, AUSTRIA
declare that the lawnmower:
Model name:
Model No:
Cutting width:
Engine manufacturer:
Speed of rotation of engine:
RS 14/82
820 mm
Briggs & Stratton
2900 rpm
Complies with the provisions of Directive: 98/37/EC Essential Health & Safety Requirements Relating to the Design &
Construction of Machinery and Safety Components, as amended and the regulations transposed into national law.
Also Directive 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility, as amended and the regulations transposed into national law.
Also Directive 2000/14/EC Noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors and the regulations transposed into
national law.
Procedure applied for the conformity assessment: ANNEX VIII.
Notified Body: TÜV Süddeutschland Bau und Betrieb GmbH
Westendstraße 191, D – 80686 München
Measured sound power level:
99 dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power level:
100 dB(A)
Complies with harmonized standards: EN 292, EN 836 and EN ISO 14982
Date: 17 12 2008
Declaration done and technical documentation kept at:
AL-KO Geräte GmbH
Technische Entwicklung Geräte
Ichenhauser Strasse 14
D-89359 Kötz
Ing. Rainer Klaus
The vibration level at the operator contact positions, measured in accordance with European Standard EN 836
Steering Wheel Less than 4,2 ms-2
Seat Less than 0,7 ms-2
GB 22
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