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DR Field Operating instructions
DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
SAFETY & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Serial No.
Order No.
Original Language
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Read and understand this manual and all instructions before operating the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: General Safety Rules............................................................................................................................................................ 3
Chapter 2: Setting Up The DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER ............................................................................................................... 7
Chapter 3: Operating The DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER ................................................................................................................ 11
Chapter 4: Maintaining The DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER ............................................................................................................. 15
Chapter 5: Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................................................................. 26
Chapter 6: Parts Lists, Schematic Diagrams And Warranty ................................................................................................................ 30
Conventions used in this manual
This indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
This indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
This information is important in the proper use of your machine. Failure to follow this instruction could result in damage
to your machine or property.
Serial Number and Order Number
A Serial Number is used to identify your machine and is located on the Serial Number Label on your machine. An Order Number
is used to check and maintain your order history and is located on the upper left portion of your packing slip. For your
convenience and ready reference, enter the Serial Number and Order Number in the space provided on the front cover of this
manual.
Additional Information and Potential Changes
DR Power Equipment reserves the right to discontinue, change, and improve its products at any time without notice or obligation
to the purchaser. The descriptions and specifications contained in this manual were in effect at printing. Equipment described
within this manual may be optional. Some illustrations may not be applicable to your machine.
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Chapter 1: General Safety Rules
Read this safety & operating Instructions manual before you use the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER. Become familiar with the
operation and service recommendations to ensure the best performance from your machine. If you have any questions or need
assistance, please contact us at www.DRpower.com or call toll-free 1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) and one of our Technical
Support Representatives will be happy to help you.
Labels
Your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER carries prominent labels as reminders for its proper and safe use. Shown below are copies
of all the Safety and Information labels that appear on the equipment. Take a moment to study them and make a note of their
location on your Mower as you set up and before you operate the unit. Replace damaged or missing safety and information labels
immediately.
#164371
#136491
#191161A
#191271
#161541
#136831
#137581
#285151
Protecting Yourself and Those Around You
This is a high-powered machine, with moving parts operating with high energy at high speeds. You must use proper clothing and
safety gear when operating this machine to prevent or minimize the risk of severe injury. This machine can cut, and sever parts of
your body if they become in contact with the moving blade. Always take the following precautions when operating this machine:
• Always wear protective goggles or safety glasses with side shields while using the Mower to protect your eyes from possible
thrown debris.
• Avoid wearing loose clothing or jewelry, which can catch on moving parts.
• We recommend wearing gloves while mowing. Be sure your gloves fit properly and do not have loose cuffs or drawstrings.
• Wear shoes with non-slip treads when using your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER. If you have safety shoes, we recommend
wearing them. Do not use the machine while barefoot or wearing open sandals with exposed toes or heels.
• Wear long pants while operating the Mower.
• Use ear protectors or ear plugs rated for at least 20 dba to protect your hearing.
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Safety for Children and Pets
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children and pets. Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. Always follow these
precautions:
• Keep children and pets at least 100 feet from the working area and ensure they are under the watchful care of a responsible
adult.
• Be alert and turn the machine off if children or pets enter the work area.
• Before and while moving backwards, look behind, and down for small children.
• Never allow children to operate the mower.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure your vision.
Safety with Gasoline - Powered Machines
Gasoline is a highly flammable liquid. Gasoline also gives off flammable vapor that can be easily ignited and cause a fire or
explosion. Never overlook the hazards of gasoline. Always follow these precautions:
• Never run the engine in an enclosed area or without proper ventilation as the exhaust from the engine contains carbon
monoxide, which is an odorless, tasteless, and deadly poisonous gas.
• Store all fuel and oil in containers specifically designed and approved for this purpose and keep away from heat and open
flame, and out of the reach of children.
• Replace rubber fuel lines and grommets when worn or damaged and after 5 years of use.
• Fill the gasoline tank outdoors with the engine off and allow the engine to cool completely. Don't handle gasoline if you or
anyone nearby is smoking, or if you're near anything that could cause it to ignite or explode. Reinstall the fuel tank cap and
fuel container cap securely.
• If you spill gasoline, do not attempt to start the engine. Move the machine away from the area of the spill and avoid creating
any source of ignition until the gas vapors have dissipated. Wipe up any spilled fuel to prevent a fire hazard and properly
dispose of the waste.
• Allow the engine to cool completely before storing in any enclosure. Never store a machine that has gas in the tank, or a fuel
container, near an open flame or spark such as a water heater, space heater, clothes dryer or furnace.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Shut down the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire(s),
keeping it away from the spark plug(s) to prevent accidental starting, wait 5 minutes before making adjustments or repairs.
• Never tamper with the engine’s governor setting. The governor controls the maximum safe operation speed and protects the
engine. Over-speeding the engine is dangerous and will cause damage to the engine and to the other moving parts of the
machine.
• Keep combustible substances away from the engine when it is hot.
• To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine and muffler free of debris build-up.
• Never cover the machine while the muffler is still hot.
• Do not operate the engine with the air cleaner or the carburetor air intake cover removed. Removal of such parts could create
a fire hazard. Do not use flammable solutions to clean the air filter.
• The muffler and engine become very hot and can cause a severe burn; do not touch. Allow the engine to cool before doing
maintenance or making adjustments.
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Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents, which can result in severe injury. All slopes require caution. If you feel
uneasy on a slope, do not mow it. Always take the following precautions when using this machine on slopes:
ALWAYS:
• Always mow across the face of slopes; never up and down. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
• Always remove objects such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
• Always watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
NEVER:
• Never mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. You could lose your footing or balance.
• Never mow on slopes greater than 20 degrees or any excessively steep slopes.
• Never mow on wet slopes. Reduced traction could result in slipping.
General Safety
Operating this Mower safely is necessary to prevent or minimize the risk of death or serious injury. Unsafe operation can create a
number of hazards for you. Always take the following precautions when operating this Mower:
• Never allow people who are unfamiliar with these instructions to use the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.
• Keep bystanders at least 100 feet away from your work area at all times. The mower can throw objects far and at great speeds.
To be safe, do not operate the machine near small children or pets, and never allow children to operate the mower.
Disengage the blade and stop the engine when another person or pet approaches.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, bones, sticks etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure all blade and wheel controls are disengaged before attempting to start the engine. Engage and disengage the blade a
few times to get used to it before mowing.
• Keep your hands and feet away from the blade, belts, chains, blade pulleys, and concealed areas while the engine is running.
Never reach under the deck or grab hold of any part of the deck when the engine is running.
• Your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is a powerful tool, not a plaything. Exercise extreme caution at all times. The design of
this machine is to cut grass and vegetation. Do not use it for any other purpose.
• In an emergency, to quickly stop the cutting blade and shut off the engine, remove your hand from the operator presence
lever on the left handlebar.
• Always shut off the engine whenever you leave the machine. Allow the engine to cool five (5) minutes and remove the spark
plug wire(s) before adjusting the machine. If you have to stop to remove grass or debris from the underside of the deck,
always disconnect the spark plug wire(s) first.
• When operating over uneven terrain and slopes, use extreme caution to ensure solid and firm footing. keep a firm hold on
the handlebars and walk, never run.
• Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads.
• Use extra caution when mowing in wet or slippery conditions.
• Always operate the mower from behind. Never pass or stand on the discharge (right) side or in front of machine when the
engine is running.
• Do not pull the mower backwards unless absolutely necessary. Look down, and behind before and while moving backwards.
• Do not, under any conditions, remove, bend, cut, fit, weld, or otherwise alter standard parts on the DR FIELD and BRUSH
MOWER. This includes all shields and guards. Modifications to your machine could cause personal injuries and property
damage and will void your warranty.
• If the machine starts to make an unusual noise or vibration, immediately shut off the engine and wait five (5) minutes to cool,
and then disconnect the spark plug wire(s). Vibration is generally a warning of trouble. Inspect for clogging or damage.
Clean and repair and/or replace damaged parts.
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While using the DR FIELD AND BRUSH MOWER, don't hurry or take things for granted. When in doubt about the
equipment or your surroundings, stop the machine and take the time to look things over. Make sure that you have 100%
control of the mower at all times.
Do not operate the machine when under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
Watch for traffic when mowing near roadways.
Use the machine only in daylight.
The mower must be operated safely to prevent or minimize the risk of minor or moderate injury. Unsafe operation can create a
number of hazards for you. Always take the following precautions when operating this mower:
• Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people, their property, and
themselves.
• Use caution when mowing close to fences, buildings, trees, etc.; so as not to hit the handle bar. Doing so, you may injure
your hand or lose control of the machine.
• See manufacturer’s instructions for proper operation and installation of accessories. Only use accessories approved by DR
Power Equipment.
• Keep all nuts and bolts tight, especially the blade attachment bolt, and keep the equipment and attachments in good
operating condition.
• The mower blade is sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing.
A Note to All Users
Under California law, and the laws of some other states, you are not permitted to operate an internal combustion engine using
hydrocarbon fuels without an engine spark arrester. This also applies to operation on US Forest Lands. All DR® FIELD and
BRUSH MOWERS shipped to California, New Mexico and Washington State are provided with spark arresters. Failure of the
owner or operator to maintain this equipment in compliance with state regulations is a misdemeanor under California law and
may be in violation of other state and/or federal regulations. Contact your State Park Association or the appropriate state
organization for specific information in your area.
No list of warnings and cautions can be all-inclusive. If situations occur that are not covered by this manual, the operator must
apply common sense and operate this DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER in a safe manner. Contact us at www.DRpower.com or call
1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
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Chapter 2: Setting Up The DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
It may be helpful to familiarize yourself with the controls and features of your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER as shown in Figure
1 before beginning these procedures. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us at www.DRpower.com.
DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER Controls and Features
Blade Control
Knob
Key
Switch
Fuel Fill
Throttle/
Choke
Control
Fuel Filter
Parking Brake
Lever
Belt Guard
Shift Lever
Differential Lock In/Out
Control Lever
Control Panel
Brush Deck
Brush Bar
Operator Presence
Control Lever
Fuel
Tank
ON
OFF
Wheel
Clutch
Lever
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Discharge
Chute
Muffler
Wheel Clutch Cable
Oil Fill
(Kawasaki)
(Located on the
opposite side for
B&S Engines)
Oil Filter (Kawasaki)
(Located on the
opposite side for B&S
Engines)
Oil Drain (Kawasaki)
(Located on the opposite side
for B&S Engines)
Brush Blade
(Under Deck)
Figure 1
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Specifications
Premier
Pro
Pro-XL
Engine
See Engine Owners See Engine Owners
Manual for details Manual for details
See Engine Owners
Manual for details
Fuel Capacity
Cutting Capacity
2.68 Gal. (10.15 L)
4' –High Grass &
Weeds; 2"-Thick
Saplings
26"
4"
4 Forward; 1 Rev.
18" x 6-1/2" Lugged
78"L x 33"W x 41"H
334 lbs.
55"L x 46"W x 46"H
459
2.68 Gal. (10.15 L)
6' –High Grass &
Weeds; 3"-Thick
Saplings
30"
4"
4 Forward; 1 Rev.
18" x 6-1/2" Lugged
78"L x 38"W x 41"H
368 lbs.
55"L x 46"W x 46"H
494
Cutting Width
Cutting Height
speeds
Tires
Machine Dimensions
Machine Weight
Shipping Dimensions
Shipping Weight
2.68 Gal. (10.15 L)
6' –High Grass &
Weeds; 2-1/2"-Thick
Saplings
26"
4"
4 Forward; 1 Rev.
18" x 6-1/2" Lugged
78"L x 33"W x 41"H
352 lbs.
55"L x 46"W x 46"H
488
Unpacking the Machine
NOTE: Unpacking the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is a two-person job. We recommend you have an extra set of hands available
before you begin.
NOTE: The Product Package that came with your machine includes a clear Tube to aid in draining Engine Oil. An extra Shear Pulley is
included with machines that have the larger 30" Deck as a backup to the Shear Pulley safety setup on your machine.
Tools & Supplies Needed:
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Screwdriver
Hammer
Knife
Gloves
The banding is under tension and may snap and cut you. Always stand to one side when cutting the band.
1. Stand to one side and cut the banding.
2. Remove the top of the carton. Cut the cardboard top to bottom on one of the narrow sides of the box and peel it off the pallet.
Be careful of the staples.
3. Pry off the fasteners and cut any ties holding the machine to the pallet.
Wear gloves and be very careful when handling the deck(s). The blades are very sharp, and may spin as you maneuver the deck(s).
4. Remove the Brush Deck by lifting it up and over the supporting lumber, and then remove the lumber. You may need to
remove one of the cross slats. At this point, the Lawn Deck (if ordered) is free standing and you can lift it off the pallet.
5. Roll the Power Unit off the pallet. Do not discard the cardboard and pallet until you are fully satisfied with your new DR FIELD
and BRUSH MOWER.
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Pin
Before attaching the deck, be sure the spark plug wire(s) is disconnected.
6. Attach the Deck to the Power Unit following the directions in the next
section. The Belt is stored below the black Pulley Cover.
Collar
7. If assembling the Lawn Deck, mount the front Caster Wheels before
attaching the Deck to the Power Unit.
NOTE: Find the Safety and Operating Instructions and the Caster Wheels for the
Lawn Deck (if ordered) tucked in one of the cardboard corner supports.
To Install the Brush Deck
Figure 2
Before performing any maintenance procedure, stop the engine and
disconnect the spark plug wire(s).
1. Remove the black Belt Guard by unscrewing the black Knob, lifting the Cover
and pulling up and back to remove it. The Belt is shipped wrapped around
the Pulley.
Belt
2. Slide the Power Unit shaft into the Brush Deck and install the Collar and Pin
(Figure 2).
3. Install the Belt on the Pulley and Clutch (Figure 3) and route the Belt per the
label on the Spindle Housing (Figure 4). The Tension Lever may have to be
released where the Lever is secured into the slot. (Figure 5).
Pulley
Figure 3
4. Tighten the Belt Tensioner (Figure 5) onto the Belt with the Lever secured in
the slot.
5. Replace the Belt Guard and secure in place with the black Knob.
Figure 4
Belt Tension Lever
Figure 5
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Battery Wire
Connecting the Battery Wire
We ship all Electric-Starting Mowers with the negative terminal Battery wire
disconnected. This prevents the Battery from discharging during shipment.
Before using your Mower, you must connect the Battery wire.
Tools Needed:
• Two 5/16" Wrenches
1. Connect the negative wire to the negative terminal on the Battery (Figure 6).
Adding Oil and Gasoline
Tip: To avoid confusion, we recommend leaving the caps ON the Fuel and Oil
Fills until you are ready to pour either gasoline or oil into the correct Fill.
NOTE: Use only SAE 30 high detergent oil. Other types of oil could cause problems
operating your machine. Please refer to your Engine Owner’s Manual for detailed oil
information.
Figure 6
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You must add oil before starting the engine. This machine is shipped without oil. Traces of oil may be in the reservoir from
factory testing, but you must add oil before starting the engine. Fill the reservoir slowly, checking the level frequently to avoid
overfilling.
To get an accurate reading when checking the oil level:
- the machine should be on a level surface.
- the dipstick SHOULD be screwed down on Briggs & Stratton Engines to ensure an accurate oil level reading.
- the dipstick SHOULD NOT be screwed down on Kawasaki Engines to ensure an accurate oil level reading.
1. Place the machine on a level surface and initially add 1/2 of the SAE 30 high detergent oil recommended by the Engine
manufacturer into the Oil Fill (Figure 1 on page 7) and wait one minute for the oil to settle.
2. Check the Dipstick and continue adding a few ounces of oil at a time, rechecking the Dipstick until the oil reaches the full
mark. Be careful not to overfill.
3. Fill the Fuel Tank to not more than 1/4" from the bottom of the Fill Neck with fresh, unleaded gas. See your Engine Owner’s
Manual for more information.
4. Open the Fuel Shut-Off Valve which is located on the Fuel Tank Mount (Figure 1 on page 7).
Check the Tire Pressures
The maximum Tire pressure is marked on the side of each Tire. Do not exceed the manufacturer’s recommended maximum
pressure
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Chapter 3: Operating The DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
This chapter covers the procedures for starting and stopping your new DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER and discusses basic
operation features. You may find it helpful to review the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER Controls and Features in Figure 1 on
page 7 before reading this chapter.
The Pre-Start Safety Check
Your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER is fitted with an Operator Presence System to prevent the Blade from cutting without an
Operator in the proper position at the controls. In addition, normal wear and tear can bring about the need for adjustment to
some running parts to insure that they function properly in terms of safe operation.
For your protection, it is imperative that you perform these test procedures before each use of the machine to verify that the safety
equipment is in good order and that no part adjustments are needed for safe operation.
Test your Operator Presence Control System:
1. Stand in the Operating Position behind the Handlebars, start your machine (see page 12), and engage the Blade (see page 12).
2. Remain behind the Handlebars and release both hands from the controls.
3. THE ENGINE SHOULD SHUT OFF IMMEDIATELY. If the Engine does not stop, your Operator Presence Control System may
be damaged or disabled.
Turn off your machine by using the ignition key and stop using your machine immediately!
Inspect the System for the Following:
• Intentional disabling of the system through part modification or temporary measures used to override the system.
• Loose electrical connections.
• Broken parts.
After inspection, repeat this test. If your system still does not operate properly, REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION
SWITCH TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM OPERATING THE EQUIPMENT.
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assistance
Checking the Wheel Clutch engagement:
1. Start your machine in the normal manner.
2. With the Operator Presence Lever depressed, shift into low gear.
3. Increase the Engine RPM but do not squeeze the Wheel Clutch Lever. The machine should not move when you are NOT
squeezing the Wheel Clutch Lever.
If your machine “creeps” during this test, the wheel clutch cable needs adjustment. Consult chapter 4, page 20 of this safety and
operating instructions manual, and make all necessary corrections before using.
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Before Starting the Engine
1. Check the oil level every time you use the machine.
2. Check the gas level.
3. Open the Fuel Shut-Off Valve which is located on the Fuel Tank Mount (Figure 1 on page 7).
Starting
1. Move the Shift Lever to N (Neutral). (Figure 1 on page 7).
NOTE: The Shift Lever MUST be in NEUTRAL and the Blade Engage Button pushed DOWN, or the Engine will not start.
2. Move the Throttle (Figure 1 on page 7) to the CHOKE position (to the RUN position if the Engine is already warm).
3. Turn the Key (Figure 1 on page 7) to the START position until the Engine starts, then release. The Key will snap back to the
RUN position and the Engine will continue to run.
4. Move the Throttle to the RUN position.
Engaging the Wheel Drive
The DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER has a four-speed Forward and single-speed Reverse Transmission. Forward speeds range
from 1.1 mph in 1st Gear to 4.5 mph in 4th Gear. Use the lower gears for mowing in thick, woody vegetation and the higher gears
for wide-open areas and lighter vegetation, or as "travel gears". Reverse is ideal for maneuvering in tight spots.
NOTE: Always release the Wheel Clutch Lever (Figure 1 on page 7) when shifting gears.
1. Move the Shift Lever to the desired gear.
2. Disengage the Parking Brake.
3. Gently squeeze the Wheel Clutch Lever to engage the Wheel Drive.
4. Release the Wheel Clutch Lever if you need to slow down or stop.
Engaging the Blade
1. Squeeze the Operator Presence Lever against the Handlebar Grip (Figure 1 on page 7).
2. Engage the Blade by pulling UP on the Blade Control Knob (Figure 1 on page 7).
NOTE: If you pull UP on the Blade Control Knob before holding down the Operator Presence Lever, the Engine will shut off.
Always disengage the blade of the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER before shifting into reverse.
Stopping the Blade
1. Stop the Blade by pushing DOWN on the Blade Control Knob (Figure 1 on page 7).
NOTE: Releasing the Operator Presence Lever to disengage the Blade will cause the Engine to shut off.
Stopping the Engine
1. Disengage the Blade by pushing DOWN on the Blade Control Knob (Figure 1 on page 7).
2. Set the Parking Brake by squeezing the Lever and lifting up on the Lock pin.
3. Move the Shift Lever to the “N” (Neutral) position.
4. Move the Throttle Control to the IDLE position.
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5. Turn the Key to the OFF position and remove it for safety.
NOTE: If your machine is equipped with a Fuel Shut-Off Valve, close it when transporting or storing the Mower.
Obstacle Tips
Dealing with obstacles in the terrain is easy with your new DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER. The following section explains how to
approach most common obstacles.
The mower engine's power can easily throw stones, sticks, and other debris at great velocity, which could cause personal injury or
property damage. Do not run the machine over gravel driveways or over loose stones or mulch with the mower blade spinning.
• Always check your work area before mowing and remove any debris that might tangle or damage the machine.
• If you do run into debris and the mower becomes tangled, turn off the Engine and disconnect the Spark Plug wire(s) before
attempting to untangle the machine.
Slopes
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When operating the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER over uneven terrain or slopes, use extreme caution not to tip over the
machine.
Do not use the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER on slopes greater than 20 degrees. Doing so could result in serious injury or
damage to your machine.
1. If you have to mow on sloping terrain, mow across the slope, not up and
down, for better control.
Tip: Locking IN the Differential will improve traction, and keep the machine
traveling on a straighter path. Once on level terrain, Lock OUT the Differential
for easier turning.
2. To avoid “free-wheeling”, shift into a lower gear before going down a slope.
Do not shift while on a slope.
3. Note that the Mowing Deck pivots from side to side, which helps avoid
scalping, and keeps the weight balanced over the Drive Wheels when
operating on uneven terrain (Figure 7).
If the machine gets hung up
Figure 7
Push Down on Handlebars
to Clear Debris
1. Disengage the Blade. Do not try to free the machine from stumps or debris
with the Blade engaged.
2. Try putting the machine in reverse and backing away from the obstacle.
3. Try pushing down on the Handlebars to lift the Mowing Deck over the
obstacle (Figure 8).
Figure 8
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If you need to leave the operating position to clear debris from the deck, first put the machine in "N" (neutral), turn the engine
off, set the brake, and disconnect the spark plug wire(s).
Do not touch the exhaust areas when reaching for the spark plug(s)—they are very hot.
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Cutting Brush and Saplings
1. When cutting woody material, small saplings, etc., allow the machine to ride
up and over material slowly. Adjust your forward speed to varying
conditions (Figure 9).
2. After cutting brush, etc., you may want to mow over it again to remove any
remaining branches. It works best to mow from the trunk end toward the
top as brush lies on the ground.
Reverse
1. Be very careful of your footing when operating the machine in reverse. Know
what's behind you and take your time.
Figure 9
2. Disengage the Blade before shifting into reverse. Mow in the Forward gears
only, using Reverse for maneuvering.
3. If you find it difficult to shift into Reverse, lightly "feather" the Wheel Clutch
Lever as you put the Shift Lever into Reverse, then quickly release the Wheel
Clutch Lever.
Cutting in Wet and Heavy Growth
1. Be very careful of your footing when mowing in wet conditions. Avoid steep slopes and other slippery areas.
2. Use a lower, slower speed when mowing in wet conditions.
Cold Weather Operation
At temperatures below 30°F and a high dew point, your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER Engine may experience icing of the
carburetor and/or the crankcase breather system. DR Power Equipment offers an optional Engine cover to prevent icing in these
weather conditions. You can purchase the cover through DR Power Equipment by visiting our website at www.DRpower.com.
Please have your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER Model# and Serial# at hand when the call is placed.
Tip: As a preventative measure to prevent control cable freeze up; prior to using your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER in cold
weather, inject “dry gas” into the Brake and Clutch cable-housing openings to absorb any moisture that may have collected. Tip
the machine forward slightly so the “dry gas” will flow down the inside of the housings, and then lubricate as outlined on page 16.
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Chapter 4: Maintaining The DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Regular maintenance is the way to ensure the best performance and long life of your machine. Please refer to this manual and the
engine manufacturer's owner's manual for maintenance procedures. Service intervals listed in the checklist below supersede
those listed in the engine manufacturer's owner's manual.
Some of the following procedures require access to the underside of the machine. If you need to tip the machine back or on its
side (with the discharge chute facing up), you must first disconnect the spark plug wire(s), drain the oil and gas, and remove the
air filters.
Regular Maintenance Checklist
PROCEDURE
Check Operator Presence Switch
Check Engine Oil Level
Check General Equipment Condition
Check Blade for Sharpness
Lubricate Grease Fittings
Lubricate Clutch and Brake Cables*
Lubricate Chain and Lock In/Out Sleeve*
Check Tire Pressures
Change Engine Oil and Filter**
Check Parking Brake Adjustment
Clean Engine Exterior and Cooling Fins
Check All Belt Tensions and Condition
Check the Battery charge
Check cable connections
Replace Air Filter and Precleaner**
Replace Spark Plug(s)
Replace Fuel Filter
BEFORE EACH USE
EVERY 25 HOURS
EVERY 100 HOURS
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1st time 5 hours
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* SAE 30 oil. NEVER use penetrating oil.
** The Engine on your DR may not have a Precleaner or Oil Filter.
Lubrication
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool.
Disconnect the spark plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
REPLACING ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
NOTE: Drain the oil when the Engine is warm. Warm oil drains quickly and completely.
Tools & Supplies Needed:
• 10mm Wrench or Large Flat Head Screwdriver (Kawasaki Engine)
• Oil Filter Wrench (obtainable from a local auto parts or hardware store)
• SAE 30 High Detergent Oil
• Rags and a suitable container for used oil
• Clear Plastic Tube (provided in the Product Package)
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Oil Drain
Connector
1. Slide one end of the Clear Plastic Tube over the Oil Drain Connector (Figure
10 Kawasaki, Figure 11 Briggs) and the other end into the Oil Drain
Container.
2. For Kawasaki Engines, open the Drain Connector with a 10mm Wrench or
Flat Head Screwdriver to drain the Oil (Figure 10).
3. For Briggs Engines, pull the Cap off the Oil Drain Connector, push in and
rotate the Drain Connector to the left to drain the Oil (Figure 11).
Open
Clear Plastic
Tube
4. Remove and replace the Oil Filter as described in the Engine Operator
Manual.
5. Close the Oil Drain Connectors and replace the Oil as described in the
Engine Operator Manual.
Figure 10
LUBRICATING YOUR MACHINE
Oil Drain
Connector
Clear Plastic
Tube
Your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER was greased at the Factory. The operator
needs to periodically lubricate the Wheel Clutch Cable, Brake Cable, Belt Idler
Arm, Drive Chain, and the Differential Lock In/Out Cable and Sleeve Shaft.
Tools & Supplies Needed:
• Grease Gun w/General Purpose Grease
• 1/2" Wrench or Socket (Chain Cover)
• SAE 30 oil
Lubricate the Parking Brake Cable, Wheel Drive Clutch Cable, and the
Differential Lock In/Out Cable with SAE 30 oil. Apply the lubricant into the
Cable Housing while working the Cable back and forth a few times. Do this at
both ends of the Cables (Figure 12). Perform this lubrication more often in dry
and dusty environments.
Figure 11
Lock In/Out Cable
Clutch
Cable
Lubricate
Left Side
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Right Side
Figure 12
Lubricate
Underneath Machine
1. There is one Grease Fitting below the black Belt Guard that needs lubrication
(Figure 13):
• The Belt Idler Arm should have 1-2 pumps of Grease every 25 operating
hours.
NOTE: Over greasing will cause grease to leak out of the seals onto the Mower Drive
Belt. Unless instructed otherwise, pump only until you feel slight resistance
(1-2 pumps).
2. You should lubricate the Drive Chain with SAE 30 oil every 25 operating
hours—more often if you operate the machine in extremely dusty or wet
conditions. Remove the Chain Cover, lubricate the Chain, and replace the
Cover (Figures 14 & 15).
Belt Idler Arm Grease Fitting
Figure 13
3. Place the Differential Lock In/Out Lever in the OUT position.
4. Clean the Lock In/Out Sleeve Shaft and Groove of any accumulated grass
and debris with a cloth and lubricate the Shaft and Groove using SAE 30 oil
(Figure 16).
5. Move the Differential Lock In/Out Lever back and forth a few times to
distribute the lubricant on the Lock In/Out Sleeve Shaft and Groove.
Removing and Replacing the Belts
Remove Chain Cover
Figure 14
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the
engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool. Disconnect the spark
plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
Use only DR belts on your machine. They have been thoroughly tested and
proven for many hours of use.
Lubricate Chain
To Replace the Blade Belt
1. Remove the black Belt Guard by unscrewing the black Knob, lifting the
Cover, and pulling up and back to remove it.
Figure 15
2. Release the Belt Tension Lever (Figure 17).
Belt Tension Lever
Lubricate
Groove
Lubricate
Shaft
Lock In/Out Sleeve
Figure 17
Figure 16
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3. Remove the Belt from the Pulley (Figure 18), and then drop it from the
Engine Pulley below the machine.
4. To mount the Belt, follow the above procedure in reverse.
To Replace the Drive Belt
Belt Removed
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the
engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool. Disconnect the spark
plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
Figure 18
Remove Pin and Collar
Use only DR belts on your machine. They have been thoroughly tested and
proven for many hours of use.
Tools and Supplies Needed:
•
•
•
•
7/16" socket
1/2" wrench
9/16" wrench
Gloves
1. Drain the gas and oil.
Figure 19
2. Remove the Blade Belt following the instructions as outlined in the previous
page.
3. Remove the Pin and Collar (Figure 19), and then pull the Power Unit away
from the Deck.
3 Belt Guides
Clutch
Bracket
4. Tilt the Power Unit forward onto the Attachment Pin (Figure 20).
5. Remove the Bolt on the Clutch Bracket and the Nut on the Clutch Drive
Spring (Figure 21).
6. Remove the Clutch Drive Spring.
7. Lift and swing the Clutch Bracket out of the way.
8. Remove the three (3) Belt Guides (Figure 20).
Spring
Remove Bolt
Remove Nut
Clutch Drive Spring Removed
Figure 20
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9. Loosen the Belt Retainer Bolts on the outside of the Frame (one on each
side) and slide the Retainer back (Figure 22).
10. Remove the Belt.
11. To mount the new Belt, reverse the above procedure.
Removing and Replacing the Blade
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the
engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool. Disconnect the spark
plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
Loosen Bolt and Slide Back
Figure 22
Replace the Blade when worn or damaged, but do not use it for over five (5)
years.
Blocking the Blade
Tools and Supplies needed:
•
•
•
•
15/16" Wrench or Socket
Torque Wrench (optional)
Gloves
2" x 4" to brace the Blade
1. Block the Blade with a piece of wood between the Blade and the Skid on the
Chute side of the Deck (Figure 23).
2. Remove the Blade Lock Nut (right-hand, regular thread) and Washer.
Figure 23
Wheel Clutch
Cable Adjuster
Use care when pushing or pulling the wrench next to the blade. Wear gloves;
if the wrench slips off the nut, you may be seriously injured.
Bracket
3. Remove the Blade.
4. Mount the new Blade, Washer, and Lock Nut and tighten securely (Torque to
100 ft-lbs.). If the Locknut is removed and replaced more than once, it
should be replaced with a new one.
Upper
Nut
NOTE: Be sure to seat the Blade completely over the small ridge in the Spindle Hub
before tightening the Lock Nut.
Lower Nut
Adjusting the Wheel Clutch Cable
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the
engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool. Disconnect the spark
plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
Spring
Figure 24
NOTE: When properly adjusted, tension on the Wheel Clutch Lever should increase
when the Lever is about parallel to (almost touching) the Handlebar Grip.
Tools needed:
• (2) 1/2" Wrenches
1. Find the Wheel Clutch Adjuster on the Bracket on the underside of the machine (Figure 24).
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2. Loosen the Lower Nut on the Spring side of the Bracket by 1/8" to 1/4", and then tighten the Nut on the Upper side against
the Bracket. Check the tension on the Wheel Clutch Lever and repeat the adjustment as needed.
If you over tighten the wheel clutch cable, the machine may lurch forward when shifting into gear. Use caution when shifting into
gear. Test adjustment using the procedure on page 19.
Removing and Replacing the Drive Chain
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool.
Disconnect the spark plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
Tools needed:
• 1/2" wrench or socket (Chain Cover)
• Flat-head screwdriver
• Needle Nose Pliers
1. Remove the Chain Cover (Figure 25).
2. Remove the Tensioner Spring (Figure 26).
3. Remove the Master Chain Link (Figure 27). First, remove the Lock Clip by
spreading the Clip with the Screwdriver and at the same time, slide the Lock
Clip back off the Master Link pins with the Needle Nose Pliers. Next,
remove the Side Plate, and then remove the Master Chain Link.
Chain Cover
Figure 25
4. Slowly feed the Chain out.
5. Install and route the new Chain (Figure 26).
6. Add the Master Chain Link (Figure 27) in the reverse order of step 3.
7. Replace the Tensioner Spring (Figure 26).
8. Replace the Chain Cover and tighten the Lock Nuts.
Tensioner
Spring
Figure 26
Chain Routing
Master Link
Lock Clip
Side Plate
Figure 27
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Adjusting the Differential Lock In/Out Cable
Hex Flat
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the
engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool. Disconnect the spark
plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
Clockwise
to tighten
In-Line
Adjuster
NOTE: If the Differential will not Lock In or Out, the Cable may need adjustment.
1. Locate the Differential Lock In/Out Cable along the right Handlebar. There
is an In-Line Adjuster to change the length of the Cable (Figure 28).
2. With the Lock In/Out Lever in the Out position (lever back), there should be
a slight amount of slack in the Cable exposed at the spring end (Figure 29)
and the Lock In/Out Sleeve should be all the way to the right (toward the
outside).
NOTE: If the cable appears to have plenty of travel and the Sleeve is still not fully to
the outside, you may have to clean and lubricate the Sleeve. See page 16 for
Lubrication.
Figure 28
Lock In/Out Cable Spring
3. You can take the slack out of the cable by holding the Hex Flat Section at the
top of the In-Line Adjuster and rotating the body of the In-Line Adjuster in
the clockwise direction as you look up the Cable toward the Control Panel. If
the Cable is too tight, you can loosen the Cable by twisting the adjuster in
the opposite direction (Figure 28).
Lock
In/Out
Sleeve
Removing the Wheels
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the
engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool. Disconnect the spark
plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
In
Out
Lock In/Out Sleeve in
the Out position
Figure 29
Tools needed:
• 3/4" Socket with extension
Wheel Nuts
1. Loosen the Wheel Nuts a couple of turns with the Wheel on the ground.
2. Block the machine so the Wheel you are removing is off the ground.
3. Remove the three (3) Nuts and slide the Wheel off (Figure 30).
4. Replace the Wheel and finger-tighten the Wheel Nuts before unblocking the
machine.
5. Tighten the Wheel Nuts with the Wheel resting on the ground.
Figure 30
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Adjusting the Parking Brake
Parking Brake Nut
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the
engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool. Disconnect the spark
plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
Tools needed:
• 1/2" Open End Wrench
1. Tighten or loosen the Parking Brake Adjusting Nut as needed (Figure 31).
Tightening the Nut (clockwise) will increase pressure and loosening the Nut
(counterclockwise) will decrease the pressure on the Brake Pad.
Transmission
Figure 31
The Transmission is maintenance-free. Only the Differential Lock In/Out Sleeve
Shaft needs additional periodic lubrication. See the Lubrication section on page
16.
Removing or Changing the Deck
Belt Tension Lever
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the
engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool. Disconnect the spark
plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
1. Remove the black Belt Guard by unscrewing the black Knob, lifting the Cover
and pulling up and back to remove it.
2. Release the Belt Tension Lever (Figure 32).
3. Remove the Belt from the Pulley (Figure 33).
Figure 32
4. Remove the Pin and Collar (Figure 34), and then pull the Power Unit away
from the Deck.
Pin
Collar
Belt Removed
Figure 33
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Figure 34
Push Tube
Skid
Replacing the Push Tube Skid
Tools and Supplies Needed:
• Two 1/2" Wrenches
• Blocks
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the
engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool. Disconnect the spark
plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
1. Lift the Push Tube Skid off the ground by tipping back on the Field and
Brush Mower and support the back of the Deck with Blocks.
2. Remove the five Bolts, Curved Washers and Locknuts that secure the Skid
using two 1/2" Wrenches (Figure 35).
Bolt, Curved Washer
and Locknut (5 Places)
Figure 35
Hand Knob
Belt Guard
3. Position the new Push Tube Skid and secure with the five Bolts (bolt head
facing out), Curved Washers (under Bolts) and Locknuts.
Replacing the Shear Pulley (extra Pulley comes in Product Pack of
Machine with 30" Deck only)
Figure 36
Tools and Supplies Needed:
• 1" Wrench
Locknut
1. Unscrew the Hand Knob and remove the Belt Guard (Figure 36).
2. Release the Belt Tensioner Lever and remove the Belt from the Pulley (Figure
37).
3. Support the Blade with a block as you remove the Locknut using a 1"
Wrench.
Shear Pulley
4. Remove the damaged Pulley and replace with new Pulley.
5. Secure the Pulley with the Locknut.
6. Install the Belt and reset the tension by engaging the Belt Tensioning Lever.
7. Replace the Belt Guard and Hand Knob.
Belt Tensioning
Lever
Belt
Figure 37
Replacing the Carbon Canister
Locknuts
NOTE: You should change out the components that make up the Evaporative
Emission Controlled every five years or when damaged.
Fuel Tank
Mount
Tools and Supplies Needed:
• Pliers
• Wire Cutters
• 7/16" Wrench
1. Drain as much of the Fuel as you can from the Fuel Tank.
2. Remove the Locknuts on the left hand side of the Fuel Tank Mount with a
7/16" Wrench (Figure 38).
Figure 38
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3. Remove the Bolts from the Right side of the Fuel Tank Mount with a 7/16"
Wrench (Figure 39).
Fuel Tank
Mount
4. Reposition the Fuel Tank and Mount to gain access to the Carbon Canister
(Figure 40)
Bolts
5. Cut the Cable Ties that hold the Canister in place with Wire Cutters.
6. Position the Carbon Canister so that you can remove the Hose Clamps with
Pliers (Figure 41).
7. Pull the Hoses from the Ports of the old Carbon Canister.
NOTE: The Hoses MUST be installed onto the new Canister in the same location as
they were on the old Canister. The Canister is labeled “Purge” (this hose is from the
engine) and “Tank” (this hose is from the top of the fuel tank).
Figure 39
Cable
Ties
Carbon
Canister
8. Install the Hoses onto the new Canister and secure with the Clamps.
9. The Air Filter portion of the Canister swivels. Make sure the filter is pointed
down so rain can not enter.
10.Slide the Cable Ties through the slots in the Canister Brackets under the Fuel
Tank Mount (Figure 42).
11.Position the Carbon Canister with the two Tabs of the Canister fitting into the
Canister Brackets and tighten the Cable Ties around it (Figure 43).
12.Move the Fuel Tank back into position and secure with the two Bolts (right
hand side) and two Locknuts (left hand side)(Figure 38 on previous page and
39).
13.Replace Fuel as needed.
Figure 40
Hose
Clamps
Canister
Air
Filter
Carbon
Canister
Cable
Ties
Figure 41
Canister
Brackets
Figure 43
Cable
Ties
Figure 42
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Battery Care
Proper care can extend the life of a Battery. Follow these recommendations to ensure your Battery’s best performance and long
life:
• Do not allow the Battery charge to get too low. If the machine is not used, charge the Battery every 4 – 6 weeks. Operate the
Engine for at least 45 minutes to maintain proper Battery charge.
• Store an unused Battery in a dry area that does not freeze.
• Do not charge an already charged Battery. In theory, you cannot overcharge our Battery with a trickle Charger; however, when a
Battery is fully charged and the Charger is still on, it generates heat that could be harmful to the Battery. A fully charged Battery
will read 12V-13.2V with a Voltmeter.
• Do not continue to crank the Engine when the Battery charge is low.
Disposing of the Battery Responsibly
The Battery is a sealed lead-acid Battery. Recycle or dispose of it in an environmentally sound way.
• Do not dispose of a lead-acid Battery in a fire; the Battery may explode or leak.
• Do not dispose of a lead-acid Battery in your regular, household trash. Law in most areas prohibits incinerating, disposing in a
landfill, or mixing a sealed lead-acid Battery with household trash.
Charging the Battery
Operate the Mower Engine for at least 45 minutes to maintain proper Battery charge. If the Battery loses its charge, you'll need to
use a trickle Charger (like the DR Battery Charger) to recharge it. The Charger should have an output of 12 volts at no more than 2
amps.
• At 1 amp, you may have to charge the Battery for as long as 48 hours.
• At 2 amps, you may have to charge the Battery for as long as 24 hours.
NOTE: Using the Recoil Starter and then running the Engine will not recharge a dead or significantly discharged Battery.
To connect a Battery Charger to your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER, follow the steps listed below.
1. Detach the two (2) Battery wires going to the Battery on your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER.
2. Attach the black (-) Battery Charger wire to the Battery negative (-) terminal, and attach the red (+) Battery Charger wire to the
Battery positive (+) terminal.
3. Plug the Battery Charger into an outlet.
When you are finished charging the battery, disconnect the charger from the outlet first, then disconnect the battery charger wires
from the battery. If you leave the battery charger wires connected to the battery, the battery will discharge itself back into the
charger.
Recycling a Used Battery
Please dispose of used batteries responsibly, according to your local hazardous materials regulations. Never throw away used
batteries in your household trash.
Please dispose of your used Batteries responsibly by recycling them. Call your local Solid Waste Management District or your local waste
handler to locate the collection site nearest you. Some collection sites recycle Batteries year-round; others collect them periodically.
You can also visit the Web site of Earth 911 for more information [www.earth911.org]. Once there, click the Municipal HHW link under
Hazardous Household Waste, and enter your zip code. The site lists recycling centers located near you.
For a fee, you can recycle your Batteries with the International Metals Reclamation Company. Visit them at www.inmetco.com and click
Services; or contact them at: INMETCO, PO Box 720, 245 Portersville Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117, (724) 758-2825; fax (724) 758-2845.
To learn more about hazardous waste recycling, visit the Web site for Battery Council International [www.batterycouncil.org] or for the
Environmental Protection Agency [www.epa.gov].
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Chapter 5: Troubleshooting
Most problems are easy to fix. Consult the Troubleshooting Table below for common problems and their solutions. If you
continue to experience problems, contact us at www.DRpower.com or call toll-free 1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) for support.
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool.
Disconnect the spark plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
Troubleshooting Table
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
The Engine won’t start.
⇒ Check all of the items under the section called “Starting” on page 12.
⇒ There is a fuse in the wiring harness. Check the fuse and replace if needed.
⇒ Check the wire connections—especially the ground connection, the large green wire coming
from the Battery, where it connects to the Engine.
⇒ Check the wire connections to the Solenoid. Disconnect the green Battery ground wire first to
avoid sparks. Check to be sure that all of the connections are clean and tight. Reconnect the
Battery ground wire.
⇒ Check the ground connection on the Solenoid where it bolts to the Frame. Using a Wrench or
Socket, tighten the Bolts to ensure a good connection to the Frame.
⇒ The Battery may not be charged. Check the voltage yourself or at a Service Station. If it is low,
charge it with a 12-volt, 1 to 2 amp trickle Charger. If you do not use your machine for at least
45 minutes at a time, the Battery may need to be periodically charged. See the “Battery Care
“section on page 24.
⇒ If the Battery is charged and the Engine still will not start, visit our web site at
www.DRpower.com for assistance.
(Please refer to the
Engine Owner’s Manual
for engine-specific
procedures.)
The Engine lacks power
or is not running
smoothly.
(Please refer to the
Engine Owner’s Manual
for engine-specific
procedures.)
Engine smokes.
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⇒ Check the Throttle Lever travel and adjustment. Make sure the Throttle Lever is in the Run
position.
⇒ Check that the Air Filter is clean. If it is dirty, change it following the procedure in the Engine
Owner’s Manual.
⇒ The Spark Plug(s) may be dirty or cracked, change it. If it’s oily, leave it out, hold a rag over
the Plug Hole(s) and crank the Engine several times to blow out any oil in the Cylinder(s),
then wipe off the Plug(s) and reinsert it.
⇒ The gas may be old, change it. Use a fuel stabilizer if you keep gas longer than one month.
⇒ Check the Fuel Filter, it may be clogged. Replace if necessary.
⇒ Check to make sure that your Engine has the right amount of clean oil. If it is dirty, change it
following the procedure in the Engine Owner’s Manual.
⇒ If the Engine still lacks power, visit our web site at www.DRpower.com for assistance.
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
Check the oil level and adjust as needed.
You may be operating the machine on too great an incline. See “Slopes” on page 13.
Check the Air Filter and clean or replace if needed.
You may be using the wrong oil—too light for the temperature. Refer to your Engine Owner’s
Manual for detailed information.
⇒ Clean the Cooling Fins if they are dirty.
⇒ If the Engine still smokes, visit our web site at www.DRpower.com for assistance.
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Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool.
Disconnect the spark plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
Troubleshooting Table (Cont.)
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Engine runs fine but the
machine will not move.
⇒ The Drive Belt is broken or out of adjustment. See page 18.
⇒ The Chain may be Broken, visit our web site at www.DRpower.com for assistance.
⇒ The Transmission may be defective, visit our web site at www.DRpower.com for assistance.
Machine is hard to get
into reverse.
⇒ If you find it difficult to shift into Reverse, lightly pull the Wheel Clutch Lever as you pull the
Shift Lever into Reverse then quickly release the Wheel Clutch Lever.
⇒ If the difficulty persists, visit our web site at www.DRpower.com for assistance.
A Belt frays or rolls over
the Pulley.
⇒ A Pulley groove may be rusty or have a nick in it. Clean the pulley with steal wool or file off
any nicks.
⇒ Check the Belt for wear and hard spots.
⇒ The Belt may be stretched, replace it.
⇒ If the problem persists, visit our web site at www.DRpower.com for assistance.
The cut material is not
properly discharging out
of the right side of the
Deck.
⇒ The Discharge Chute may be blocked. Disengage the Blade, turn OFF the Engine, set the
Parking Brake and disconnect the Spark Plug wire(s); then check for debris.
Heavier growth hangs
up under the machine
and does not discharge.
⇒ Try removing the Baffle under the front of the Mowing Deck. Be sure to turn OFF the Engine
and remove the Spark Plug wire(s)before performing this operation.
Excessive vibration when
engaging the Blade.
⇒ Check the Blade for nicks and wear. Replace or sharpen and balance the Blade if they become
dull, or have them professionally sharpened if needed. Never try to straighten a bent Blade.
Be sure to replace the Blade in the proper orientation. See page 19.
⇒ May have debris wrapped around Blade (wire, etc.), Remove debris from Blade.
⇒ The Blade may not be seated properly on the Hub. Loosen the Blade Nut, reseat the Blade,
and tighten the Nut. Be sure to turn OFF the Engine and remove the Spark Plug wire(s)
before performing this operation.
⇒ The Spindle Bearings may be bad. Call 1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637) for assistance.
⇒ Check and retighten all of the fasteners as required.
⇒ If the vibrations persist, visit our web site at www.DRpower.com for assistance.
The Blade is not cutting
or is loose.
⇒ The Blade may not be seated properly on the Hub. Loosen the Blade Nut, reseat the Blade,
and tighten the Nut. Be sure to turn OFF the Engine and remove the Spark Plug wire(s)
before performing this operation.
⇒ Sharpen the Blade; it may be dull or nicked. Be sure to replace the Blade in the proper
orientation. See page 19.
The Blade will not
Engage and/or
Disengage.
⇒ Be sure you are holding down on the Operator Presence Lever.
⇒ Faulty Blade Control Switch. Remove and replace the Switch on the Control Panel.
⇒ An open and/or shorted Blade Control Wiring Harness. Remove and replace the Blade
Control Wiring Harness w/Solenoid.
⇒ If the problem persists, visit our web site at www.DRpower.com for assistance.
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Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool.
Disconnect the spark plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
Troubleshooting Table (Cont.)
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Wheels pulling left or
right.
⇒ Check the Wheel Tire pressures against the manufacturer’s recommendation listed on the
side of the Tires.
The Wheel Drive Clutch
and/or Brake lever will
freeze up during cold
weather operation.
⇒ Moisture is getting into the Cable housing(s) and freezing. Using a lubricating syringe, inject
“dry gas” into the Cable-Housing opening to absorb the moisture. Tip the machine forward
slightly so the “dry gas” will flow down the inside of the Housing. After the ice blockage has
thawed, lubricate the cable(s) with SAE 30 oil. See page 16.
The Differential Lock
In/Out will not unlock
(stays in the Lock In
position).
⇒ Grass and debris has probably accumulated on the Differential Lock In/Out Sleeve. Clean
and lubricate the Sleeve. See page 16.
⇒ The Differential Lock In/Out Cable is broken or out of adjustment. See page 21.
⇒ If the problem persists, visit our web site at www.DRpower.com for assistance.
The Differential Lock
In/Out will not Lock In
(stays in the Lock Out
position)
⇒ The Differential Lock In/Out Cable is broken or out of adjustment. See page 21.
⇒ If the problem persists, visit our web site at www.DRpower.com for assistance.
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Chapter 6: Parts Lists, Schematic Diagrams And Warranty
Parts List - Handlebar Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through DR Power Equipment.
Ref# Part#
Description
Kit#
Part#
Description
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
112381
112141
110221
112441
110971
110961
100241
150391
110761
112481
104831
124511
151181
191151
110751
119831
112391
110731
150301
150311
134431
150041
180591
165171
165251
181131
150491
179121
191231
165191
32
33
34
151311
179231
112111
139051
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
189051
192311
150361
164961
164951
165181
164971
150431
111481
231161
231181
111491
112411
Plug, Hour Meter Hole, 2" x 1.4"
Screw, M6 x M25, Socket Head
Cable Throttle, 36-1/2" L (B & S)
Cable, Throttle, 50" L (Kawasaki &
Honda)
Cable, Choke, 18 HP Honda
Lever, Cable Engage
Knob, Cable Lever
Grip, Plain, 1" OD, Handlebar
Grip, Ergonomic, 1" OD, Handlebar
Lever, Brake with Lock, 1"
Guard, Switch, Operator Presence
Bolt, HHCS, 3/8-16 X 1-1/4", GR5
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 2" HCS
Bracket, Rear, Debris Guard
Guard, Debris
Bolt, HCS, 1/4-20 X 1", GR5, ZP
Washer, Flat, 5/16", USS
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Washer, Flat, 1/4" USS
Cable Tie 7-1/2" L
Grip, Shift Handle
Washer, 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD, Nylon
Pin, Spring, 3/16" x 1-3/4"
Pin, Spring, 3/16" x 1"
Shift Rod with Hub
Shift Lever
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"-18
Washer, Lock, 1/4", External Tooth
Battery, 17AH, 12V
Clamp, Battery 7-1/8" x 5-1/2"
Bracket, Brake Cable
Control Panel
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"-16
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 3/4" HCS
Washer, Flat, 3/8" USS
Nut, Nylon Lock, 1/4"-20
Handlebar, Right Hand
Handlebar, Left Hand
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 1.5", HCS, GR5
Battery Shelf
Lever, Operator Presence w/Harness
Lever, Wheel Clutch
Cable, Traction Drive
Cable, Transmission Brake
Screw, 8-32 x 1/2"
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 1/2", Tri-Lobe
Switch, Push/Pull (TPDP)
Switch, w/Key, Snap-in,
4 Positions
Key, Ignition Switch
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Safety and Information Labels
136831
127811
192391
153321
161541
191161
189071
189761
Label, Caution Hot Surface
Right Arrow
Label, Warning: Add Oil
Label, DR Logo, 5.75" Diameter
Label, DR, Control Panel, Front
Label, Throttle Control
Label, Control Panel
Label, Choke, 18 HP Honda
Label, Throttle Control, 18 HP Honda
Schematic – Handlebar Assembly
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Parts List – Power Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through DR Power Equipment.
Ref# Part#
Description
Ref# Part#
Description
01
02
Frame, Main
Engine, 14.5 HP, Briggs, E/S
Engine, 16 HP, Kawasaki FS, E/S
Engine, 18 HP, Kawasaki FS, E/S
Cable, Ground, 16"
Wire Harness, Briggs, 14.5 HP
Wire Harness, Kawasaki, 16 & 18 HP
Washer, Lock, 5/16" External Tooth
Nut, 5/16-18
Screw, M-8 x 16mm, GR 8.8, Kawasaki
Washer, Lock, 3/8", Split, Kawasaki
Nut, 1/4"-20
Nut, Nylon Lock, 1/4"-20
Bolt, 3/8"-16 x 2-1/2", HCS, GR5
Transmission, 4FWD, 1REV, w/Brake
Arm, Transmission Shift
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"-24
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 1-1/4", HCS, GR5
Tie Rod, 7.47" L, Rod & Ball Ends
Arm, Shift Rod
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"-18
Cable, Transmission, Brake
Washer, Lock, 1/4" External Tooth
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 1", HCS, GR5
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 3/4", HCS, GR5
Washer, Flat, 10-24 USS
Washer, Split Lock, 1/4" ZP
Spacer, 1/4" ID, 3/8" OD, 1.0" L
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 1-1/2", HCS, GR2, ZP
Belt, A31K, 1/2" x 33"
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"-16
Pulley, V-Belt, 7" OD, 5/8" Bore
Ring, Retaining, 5/8", Type SH
Bolt, 3/8"-16 x 2-1/4", HCS, GR5
Washer, Flat, 3/8”, USS
Pulley, Flat, Idler, 3.0" OD
Idler Arm, Traction Drive
Bushing, .390" ID x .62" OD x 1.585" L
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37
Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Spacer, .327" ID x .50" OD x 1.5" L, Briggs
Spacer, .402"ID x .50"OD x 1.25" L, Kawasaki
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 3", HCS, GR5, Briggs
Bolt, 3/8"-16 x 3", HCS, GR5, Kawasaki
Bolt, 7/16"-20 x 2-3/4", HCS, GR8, ZP
Washer, Lock, 7/16", Split, GR8
Washer, Flat, .469" ID x 1.62" OD x
.25" THK
Clutch, Electric, 75 Ft.-Lbs., 3.86 Amp
Pulley, Drive, 2-3/4" Dia., 1" Bore
Key, 1/4" Square x 2-1/4" L
Guide, Belt, Engine Pulley
Debris Guard
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 3/4" HCS
Washer, Flat, 1/4" USS
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 1-1/2", HCS, GR5, Briggs
Bolt,3/8"-16 x 1-1/4", HCS, GR5, Kawasaki
Spring, Extension, .438" OD x 2.5" FL
Eyebolt, 10-24 x 1/2"
Nut, Nylon Lock, 10-24
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 1-3/4", HCS, GR5, Briggs
Bolt, 3/8"-16 x 1-1/4", HCS, GR5, Kawasaki
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
32
150261
285141
271471
271481
150141
256681
279921
112501
110691
280581
180811
110701
110731
164841
150591
151001
150771
123361
160331
100241
110761
181131
112481
111491
123211
112371
101811
111871
101451
150061
110751
111141
111241
157121
112391
108501
150611
151111
DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
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39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
191261
112311
279541
111411
129601
223241
222521
191301
191241
191211
106361
150201
150241
119831
112381
134431
150431
150501
175521
118731
150451
150431
Not Illustrated
222451
140021
100941
138741
279601
280711
280731
271511
282001
280751
280741
3/8" NPT Oil Drain Valve, Briggs
Tubing, Oil Drain, 1 ft.
Fuel Filter, Briggs
Fuel Filter, Kawasaki
Clamp, Muffler, Kawasaki
Guard, Front, Kawasaki
Gasket, Manifold to Engine, Kawasaki
Muffler, Kawasaki
Manifold, Kawasaki
Nut, M6, Kawasaki Muffler
Washer, Lock, Kawasaki Muffler
Schematic – Power Assembly
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Parts List – Brush Deck Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through DR Power Equipment.
Ref# Part#
Description
Ref# Part#
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Spindle Support And Housing
Bolt, HHCS, 3/8-16 X 1"
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8-16
Ant Wrap Guard
Pulley, V, 8.5 OD 5L or B Belt
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/8-18, Gr.2, Zp
Shaft, Spindle, 5/8-18 Thread
Bearing, Ball 6204RS
Spindle, Hub
Bushing 1.38" ID X 1.63" OD
Washer, Blade
Washer, Curved
Deck, 26" Weldment W/ Label
Deck, 30" Weldment W/ Label
Baffle, Brush Deck 26"
Baffle, Brush Deck 30"
Bolt, HCS, 5/16-18 X .75"
Bolt, Carriage, 5/16-18 X .75"
Nut, Nylon Lock 5/16-18
Blade, 26" Brush
Blade, 30" Brush
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Skid, Push Tube, 26" Deck
Skid, Push Tube, 30" Deck
Bolt, HCS, 5/16-18 X 1.5"
Idler Arm, Brush Deck
Bushing, Idler, Brush Deck
Bolt, HCS, 3/8-16 X 3/4"
Washer, Flat, 3/8", USS
Grease Fitting 1/4-28 Straight
Pulley Flat Idler 4"
Bolt, HCS, 3/8-16 X 2.50" Long
Spring E .750" OD X .112" Wire
Belt, B63K, 5/8 X 66
Belt Tensioner Arm
Washer, Flat, 5/16" USS
Bracket, Belt, Tensioner, Deck
Guard, Deck, Drive Belt
Knob, 5/16-18
Bearing, Ball, 2 Seals
Woodruff Key, .188" Thk. X .75" Lg.
Label, Danger, Deck Label
Label, Blade Belt Routing
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15
16
17
18
34
150911
111521
110751
150641
164451
160071
160091
187351
151141
150721
101771
285511
285441
285471
160511
160611
123211
145291
110761
100481
160891
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21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
284791
284811
134431
150831
150711
150701
112391
101891
151271
150691
150941
150681
164401
112411
165231
157271
143661
187351
106401
136491
164371
Schematic – Brush Deck Assembly
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Parts List – Frame and Drive Assembly
NOTE: Part numbers listed are available through DR Power Equipment.
Ref# Part#
Description
Ref# Part#
Description
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Frame, Main
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 1", HCS, GR2
Guard, Chain
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"-18, Lo-Profile
Nut, 5/16"-18
Washer, Flat, 1/4" USS
Spring, Extension, .750" OD x FL
Bushing, .328" ID, .500" OD, 2.32" L
Pulley, Flat Idler, 1.88" OD, .375" Bore
Idler Arm, Inner, Chain Adjust
Idler Arm, Outer, Chain Adjust
Bolt, 3/8"-16 x 3", HCS, GR5
Nut, Nylon Lock, 3/8"-16
Screw, 5/16"-18 x 1/2", Tri-Lobe
Washer, Lock, 5/16", Split
Fuel Tank Assembly, 10.15 Liter
Conduit, Split, 7/16"
Clamp, Fuel Line
Hose, Fuel, 1/4" ID, Certified
Nut, Nylon Lock, 1/4"-20
Strap, Fuel Tank
Washer, Lock, 1/4" External Tooth
Bolt, 1/4"-20 x 1/2", HCS, GR5
Mount, Fuel Tank
Nut, Nylon Lock, 5/16"-18
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 3/4", HCS, GR5
Support, Chain Idler
Washer, 1.38" ID, 2.00" OD, for Pin
Pin, Detent, 1/4" x 2"
Washer, 1.375" ID, 2.00" OD, x .25"
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Wheel & Tire, 18" x 6.50"- 8", Terrain, 5
Lug, Grey
Wheel & Tire, 18" x 6.50"- 8", Terrain, 5
Lug, White
Wheel & Tire, 18" x 6.50"-8", Turf, 5 Lug,
White
Wheel Stud, 1/2"-20
Nut, Lug, 1/2"-20
Split Collar, 1.00" ID x 1.75" OD, ClampOn w/Set Screws
Differential, Lock In/Out
Chain, #40, 88 Pitches with Master Link
Spring, E, 1/2" OD, .069 Wire x 4" L, ZP
Cam, Lock In/Out Differential
Support Assembly, Pivot, Lock In/Out
Screw, Shoulder, 1/4"-20, Lock, .312"
Body
Bolt, 5/16"-18 x 3-3/4", HCS
Bracket, Cam Pivot, Lock In/Out
Valve, Fuel Shut-Off
Cable Tie, 7.5" Long, Black
Carbon Canister, 300cc, 3/16" Ports
Bracket, Canister
Nut, 6-32, Nylon Lock
Nut, Hex, 1/4-20, ZP
Washer, Lock, 1/4" Split, ZP
Clamp, Vapor Hose
Hose, Vapor, 3/16" ID
Cable Tie, 17" Long, Black
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150261
111581
150181
187551
110691
112381
164801
150101
150481
164781
164771
126861
110751
111731
112431
265731
153531
100661
211661
110731
265781
112481
114701
265761
110761
123211
150171
151151
150461
151381
DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
192891
150621
151721
32
33
209371
165221
151971
34
35
36
37
38
39
192301
150191
193511
190581
190601
192321
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
187571
190591
222391
112141
265751
265771
110711
110701
101811
265811
265801
127971
Not Illustrated
153531
Conduit, Split, 7/16" (on vapor hose
from canister to engine)
Schematic – Frame and Drive Assembly
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Wiring Diagram – Briggs and Stratton Electric Start
040311
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DR® FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
Wiring Diagram – Kawasaki Electric Start
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Notes:
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Notes:
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Warranty
CALIFORNIA EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The California Air Resources Board and Country Home Products, Inc. are pleased to explain the evaporative emission control
system warranty on your 2011 DR® Field and Brush Mower. In California, new equipment that use small off-road engines
must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. Country Home Products, Inc. must
warrant the evaporative emission control system on your DR® Field and Brush Mower for the period of time listed below
provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your equipment.
Your evaporative emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor, fuel-injection system, the ignition
system, catalytic converter, fuel tanks, fuel lines, fuel caps, valves, canisters, filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and
other associated emission-related components.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This evaporative emission control system is warranted for two years. If any evaporative emission-related part on your
equipment is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Country Home Products, Inc.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the DR® Field and Brush Mower owner, you are responsible for performance of the required maintenance listed in your
owner’s manual. Country Home Products, Inc. recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your DR®
Field and Brush Mower, but Country Home Products, Inc. cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts.
As the DR® Field and Brush Mower owner, you should however be aware that Country Home Products, Inc. may deny you
warranty coverage if your DR® Field and Brush Mower or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or
unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your DR® Field and Brush Mower to Country Home Products, Inc.’s distribution center or
service center as soon as the problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not
to exceed 30 days. If you have a question regarding your warranty coverage, you should contact the Country Home Products,
Inc. Technical Service Department by dialing our TOLL-FREE Hotline at 1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637).
GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE:
Country Home Products, Inc. warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the DR® Field and
Brush Mower is:
(1) Designed, built and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations; and
(2) Free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause the failure of a warranted part to be identical in all material
respects to that part as described in Country Home Products, Inc.’s application for certification.
The warranty period begins on the date the DR® Field and Brush Mower is delivered to an ultimate purchaser. The warranty
period is two years.
Subject to certain conditions and exclusions as stated below, the warranty on emission-related parts is as follows:
(1) Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied, is
warranted for the warranty period stated above. If the part fails during the period of warranty coverage, the part will be
repaired or replaced by Country Home Products, Inc. according to subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced
under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period.
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(2) Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the
warranty period stated above. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining warranty
period.
(3) Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied is
warranted for the period of time before the first scheduled replacement date for that part. If the part fails before the first
scheduled replacement, the part will be repaired or replaced by Country Home Products, Inc. according to subsection (4)
below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the first
scheduled replacement point for the part.
(4) Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty provisions herein must be performed at a warranty station
at no charge to the owner.
(5) Notwithstanding the provisions herein, warranty services or repairs will be provided at all of our distribution centers that
are franchised to service the subject engines or equipment.
(6) The DR® Field and Brush Mower owner will not be charged for diagnostic labor that is directly associated with diagnosis
of a defective, emission-related warranted part, provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a warranty station.
(7) Country Home Products, Inc. is liable for damages to other engine or equipment components proximately caused by a
failure under warranty of any warranted part.
(8) Throughout the DR® Field and Brush Mower warranty period stated above, Country Home Products, Inc. will maintain a
supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the expected demand for such parts.
(9) Any replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs and must be provided
without charge to the owner. Such use will not reduce the warranty obligations of Country Home Products, Inc.
(10) Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board may not be used. The use of any nonexempted add-on or modified parts by the ultimate purchaser will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claims. Country
Home Products, Inc. will not be liable to warrant failures of warranted parts caused by the use of a non-exempted add-on or
modified part.
WARRANTED PARTS:
The repair or replacement of any warranted part otherwise eligible for warranty coverage may be excluded from such warranty
coverage if COUNTRY HOME PRODUCTS, Inc. demonstrates that the DR® Field and Brush Mower has been abused,
neglected, or improperly maintained, and that such abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance was the direct cause of the need
for repair or replacement of the part. That notwithstanding, any adjustment of a component that has a factory installed, and
properly operating, adjustment limiting device is still eligible for warranty coverage. The following emission warranty parts list
are covered (use portions of this list applicable to your DR® Field and Brush Mower:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(7)
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
(18)
Fuel Tank
Fuel Cap
Fuel Line
Fuel Line Fittings
Fuel Line Clamps
Control Valve
Vapor Hoses
Liquid/Vapor Separator
Carbon Canister
Canister Mounting Brackets
Carburetor Purge Port Connector
If you have any questions, please contact us at www.DRpower.com or call 1-800-DR-OWNER (376-9637)
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Daily Checklist for the DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER
To help maintain your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER for optimum performance, we recommend you follow this checklist
each time you use your machine.
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool.
Disconnect the spark plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
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Check the engine oil level.
Check the gas Level
Check the general condition of the Mower, e.g.; nuts, bolts, welds, etc.
Check Tire Pressure
Check belts for wear, proper alignment and tension.
Check the blade for tightness, nicks and wear. Remove any wrapped weeds and grass from the Blade Bearing Housing to
prevent buildup.
[ ] Check that the engine air cooling system is clean of debris.
Before performing any maintenance procedure or inspection, stop the engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool.
Disconnect the spark plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s).
End of Season and Storage
NOTE: Please refer to the Engine Owner's Manual for engine-specific procedures.
• Change the oil (and oil filter, if applicable). For winter use, use SAE 5W – 30 HD.
• Remove the Spark Plug(s) and pour about 1 ounce of motor oil into the Cylinder hole. Replace the Plug(s) and crank the
Engine a couple of times. This will coat the piston(s) and seat the valves to prevent moisture buildup.
Clean/replace the Air Filters.
Clean dirt and debris from the Cylinder Head Cooling Fins, Blower Housing, Debris Screen, and Muffler area of the Engine.
If your Engine has a Fuel Filter, replace it.
If your DR FIELD and BRUSH MOWER will be idle for more than 30 days, we recommend using a gas stabilizer. This will
prevent sediment from gumming up the Carburetor. If there is dirt or moisture in the gas or Tank, remove it by draining
the Tank. Completely fill the Tank with fresh, unleaded gas and add the appropriate amount of stabilizer or gasoline
additive. Run the Engine for a short time to allow the additive to circulate. Close the Fuel Shut-Off Valve, if your machine
is equipped with one, to prevent Carburetor overflow and leakage.
• Store the Battery in a dry area that will not freeze. If you will not use the machine over a long period, charge the Battery
every four to six weeks. See page 25.
• Remove any wrapped weeds from the Blade Bearing Housing. Clean grass and debris from the top and underneath the
Mower Deck with a stiff brush.
• Check the Blade for nicks and wear. Remove the Blade and sharpen, or have it professionally sharpened if needed.
• Perform the lubrication as outlined starting on page 16.
NOTE: For winter use, please refer to the attachment instructions.
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