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BUSH HOG
®
MPG 600/720 Pluggers
Core-Type Aerators
Operator’s Manual
OPERATION l MAINTENANCE
807
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CONGRATULATIONS!
You have invested in the best implement of its type on the market today.
The care you give your Bush Hog implement will greatly determine your satisfaction
with its performance and its service life. We urge a careful study of this manual to provide
you with a thorough understanding of your new implement before operating, as well as
suggestions for operation and maintenance.
If your manual should become lost or destroyed, Bush Hog will be glad to provide you with
a new copy. Order from Bush Hog, P. O. Box 1039, Selma, Alabama 36702-1039. Most of
our manuals can also be downloaded from our website at www.bushhog.com.
As an authorized Bush Hog dealer, we stock genuine Bush Hog parts which are
manufactured with the same precision and skill as our original equipment. Our trained
service personnel are well informed on methods required to service Bush Hog equipment,
and are ready and able to help you.
Should you require additional information or assistance, please contact us.
YOUR AUTHORIZED
BUSH HOG DEALER
BECAUSE BUSH HOG MAINTAINS AN ONGOING
PROGRAM OF PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT, WE
RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS IN
DESIGN OR CHANGES IN SPECIFICATIONS WITHOUT INCURRING ANY OBLIGATION TO INSTALL
THEM ON UNITS PREVIOUSLY SOLD.
BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY THAT SOME
PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS MANUAL WERE TAKEN OF
PROTOTYPE MODELS, PRODUCTION MODELS MAY
VARY IN SOME DETAIL. IN ADDITION, SOME
PHOTOGRAPHS MAY SHOW SHIELDS REMOVED
FOR PURPOSES OF CLARITY. NEVER OPERATE
THIS IMPLEMENT WITHOUT ALL SHIELDS IN PLACE.
®
BUSH
HOG
MPG 600/720 PLUGGER
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE
Warranty -------------------------------2
Dealer Preparation Check List ---3
Safety Precautions ------------------4
Laws and Regulations--------------5
Specifications-------------------------6
I OPERATION--------------------------6
Attachment ----------------------------6
SECTION
PAGE
Detaching From Tractor -----------6
Operation ------------------------------7
Transportation------------------------7
II MAINTENANCE ---------------------7
III Safety Decals ------------------------8
Torque Specifications --------------9
RETAIL CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY
UNDER THE BUSH HOG WARRANTY
It is the Retail Customer and/or Operator’s responsibility to read the Operator’s Manual, to operate,
lubricate, maintain and store the product in accordance with all instructions and safety procedures.
Failure of the operator to read the Operator’s Manual is a misuse of this equipment.
It is the Retail Customer and/or Operator’s responsibility to inspect the product and to have any part(s)
repaired or replaced when continued operation would cause damage or excessive wear to other parts
or cause a safety hazard.
It is the Retail Customer’s responsibility to deliver the product to the authorized Bush Hog Dealer, from
whom he purchased it, for service or replacement of defective parts which are covered by warranty.
Repairs to be submitted for warranty consideration must be made within forty-five (45) days of failure.
It is the Retail Customer’s responsibility for any cost incurred by the Dealer for traveling to or hauling
of the product for the purpose of performing a warranty obligation or inspection.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
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Bush Hog warrants to the original purchaser of any new Bush Hog equipment, purchased from an
authorized Bush Hog dealer, that the equipment be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period
of one (1) year for non-commercial, state, and municipalities’ use and ninety (90) days for commercial use from
date of retail sale. The obligation of Bush Hog to the purchaser under this warranty is limited to the repair or
replacement of defective parts.
Replacement or repair parts installed in the equipment covered by this limited warranty are warranted
for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase of such part or to the expiration of the applicable new equipment warranty period, whichever occurs later. Warranted parts shall be provided at no cost to the user at an
authorized Bush Hog dealer during regular working hours. Bush Hog reserves the right to inspect any equipment or parts which are claimed to have been defective in material or workmanship.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES & CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
Bush Hog’s obligation under this limited warranty, to the extent allowed by law, is in lieu of all warranties, implied or expressed, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE and any liability for incidental and consequential damages with respect to
the sale or use of the items warranted. Such incidental and consequential damages shall include but not be
limited to: transportation charges other than normal freight charges; cost of installation other than cost
approved by Bush Hog; duty; taxes; charges for normal service or adjustment; loss of crops or any other loss of
income; rental of substitute equipment, expenses due to loss, damage, detention or delay in the delivery of
equipment or parts resulting from acts beyond the control of Bush Hog.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY:
1. To vendor items which carry their own warranties, such as engines, tires, and tubes.
2. If the unit has been subjected to misapplication, abuse, misuse, negligence, fire or other accident.
3. If parts not made or supplied by Bush Hog have been used in connection with the unit, if, in the sole judgement of Bush Hog such use affects its performance, stability or reliability.
4. If the unit has been altered or repaired outside of an authorized Bush Hog dealership in a manner
which, in the sole judgement of Bush Hog, affects its performance, stability or reliability.
5. To normal maintenance service and normal replacement items such as gearbox lubricant, hydraulic fluid,
worn blades, or to normal deterioration of such things as belts and exterior finish due to use or
exposure.
6. To expendable or wear items such as teeth, chains, sprockets, belts, springs and any other items that in the
company’s sole judgement is a wear item.
NO EMPLOYEE OR REPRESENTATIVE OF BUSH HOG IS AUTHORIZED TO CHANGE THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IN ANY WAY OR GRANT ANY OTHER WARRANTY UNLESS SUCH CHANGE IS MADE
IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY BUSH HOG’S SERVICE MANAGER, POST OFFICE BOX 1039, SELMA,
ALABAMA 36702-1039.
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Record the model number, serial number and date
purchased. This information will be helpful to your
dealer if parts or service are required.
MODEL NUMBER
MAKE CERTAIN THE WARRANTY REGISTRATION
CARD HAS BEEN FILED WITH BUSH HOG/
SELMA, ALABAMA
DATE OF RETAIL SALE
SERIAL NUMBER
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DEALER PREPARATION CHECK LIST
PLUGGER
BEFORE DELIVERING MACHINE — The following check list should be completed.
Use the Operator’s Manual as a guide.
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1. Assembly completed.
2. All fasteners torqued to specifications given in Torque Chart.
3. All decals in place and readable. (See decal page.)
4. Overall condition good (i.e. paint, welds)
5. Operators manual has been delivered to owner and he has been instructed on
the safe and proper use of the implement.
Dealer’s Signature
THIS CHECKLIST TO REMAIN IN OWNER’S MANUAL
It is the responsibility of the dealer to complete the procedures listed
above before delivery of this implement to the customer.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
This symbol is used to call attention to safety precautions that should be followed by
the operator to avoid accidents. When you
see this symbol, carefully read the message
that follows and heed its advice. Failure to
comply with safety precautions could result
in serious bodily injury.
In addition to the design and configuration of equipment, hazard control and accident prevention are
dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence and proper training of personnel in the operation,
transport, maintenance and storage of equipment. Lack of attention to safety can result in accident, personal injury, reduction of efficiency and worst of all—loss of life. Watch for safety hazards and correct deficiencies promptly. Use the following safety precautions as a general guide to safe operations when using this
machine. Additional safety precautions are used throughout this manual for specific operating and maintenance
procedures. Read this manual and review the safety precautions often until you know the limitations.
1.
Read the Operator’s Manual. Failure to read the Operator’s Manual is considered a misuse of this
equipment.
2.
Become familiar with all the machine’s controls and all the caution, warning and danger decals
affixed to the machine before attempting to start or operate.
3.
Before starting or operating the machine, make a walk around inspection and check for obvious
defects such as loose mounting bolts and damaged components. Correct any deficiency before
starting.
4.
Do not allow children to operate the implement. Do not allow adults to operate it without proper
instruction.
5.
Do not carry passengers.
6.
Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children and pets. The operator
should cease operation whenever anyone comes within the area.
7.
Lower implement to ground, stop tractor engine and apply parking brake before leaving the tractor.
8.
Keep hands and feet away from implement.
9.
Wear personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, protection for eyes, ears, feet,
hands and head when operating or repairing the equipment. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry
that may catch on equipment moving parts.
10. When performing adjustments or maintenance on the implement, first lower it to the ground or block
it securely at a workable height.
11. Never stand between tractor and implement while tractor is being backed to the hitch.
12. Reduce speed when transporting implement to avoid bouncing and momentary loss of steering.
13. Use tractor flashing warning lights, day or night, when transporting implement on road or highways
unless prohibited by law.
14. It is recommended that tractor be equipped with Rollover Protective System (ROPS) and seat belt
be used in all implement operations.
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IMPORTANT FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS* CONCERNING
EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES AND OPERATIONS.
*(This section is intended to explain in broad terms the concept and effect of the following federal laws and
regulations. It is not intended as a legal interpretation of the laws and should not be considered as such).
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
This Act Seeks:
“...to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working
conditions and to preserve our human resources...”
DUTIES
Sec. 5 (a) Each employer—
(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment
which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause
death or serious physical harm to his employees;
(2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under
this Act.
(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards
and all rules, regulations and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are
applicable to his own actions and conduct.
OSHA Regulations
Current OSHA regulations state in part: “At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, the
employer shall instruct every employee in the safe operation and servicing of all equipment with which the
employee is, or will be involved.” These will include (but are not limited to) instructions to:
Keep all guards in place when the machine is in operation;
Permit no riders on equipment;
Stop engine, disconnect the power source, and wait for all machine movement to stop before
servicing, adjusting, cleaning or unclogging the equipment, except where the machine must be
running to be properly serviced or maintained, in which case the employer shall instruct employees
as to all steps and procedures which are necessary to safely service or maintain the equipment.
Make sure everyone is clear of machinery before starting the engine, engaging power, or operating
the machine.
EMPLOYEE TRACTOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Securely fasten your seat belt if the tractor has a
ROPS.
5. Watch where you are going, especially at row
ends, on roads, and around trees.
2. Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near
ditches, embankments, and holes.
6. Do not permit others to ride.
7. Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns,
starts, or stops.
3. Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and
on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
8. Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by tractor manufacturers.
4. Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
9. When tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and
use park lock if available.
Child Labor Under 16 Years Old
Some regulations specify that no one under the age of 16 may operate power machinery. It is your
responsibility to know what these regulations are in your own area or situation. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of
Labor, Employment Standard Administration, Wage & Home Division, Child Labor Bulletin #102.)
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SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
MPG-600
MPG-720
SIZE
60”
72”
TYPE HITCH
Lift
Lift
HUBS
10
12
SPOONS
80
96
APPROX. WT.
460 lbs.
500 lbs.
SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Top Link Lift Point
Figure 1 MPG 600 Plugger
Mast
Weight Rack
Lower Lift Points
Greasable Shaft Sleeve
Parking Strand
Spoons
SECTION I
OPERATION
Back the tractor until the ends of the lift arms can be
attached to the lift points on the implement. Secure
the lift arms to the lower lift points. (Figure 1)
WARNING
DURING IMPLEMENT ADJUSTMENT
KEEP BODY, HANDS AND FEET CLEAR
OF SPOONS OR FRAME.
Attach the center link to the top of the mast and
adjust so that the frame will be level in the operating
position. Remove parking stands and store in the
upside down position.
ATTACHMENT
DETACHING FROM TRACTOR
The implement should be placed on level ground.
Pin parking stands into position and lower the implement to the ground with rockshaft control in position
control. Remove top link from mast, disconnect hitch
arms from bottom pins and pull tractor away from
implement.
Place the tractor rockshaft control in “position control” (non-floating) for attaching and detaching the
implement. “Draft control” or “position control” can
be used while operating.
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Figure 2
MPG Plugger
Figure 3
Optional Slicing Knives
Weight Box
Knives should be assembled with two blades
between the two hub
plates and two blades to
the outside of hub plates,
on alternating sides.
Grease Before Each Use
TRANSPORTATION
OPERATION
CAUTION
Level the implement from side to side and front to
rear using adjustments on the tractor’s 3-point lift.
WHEN EQUIPMENT IS TRANSPORTED,
USE NECESSARY DEVICES REQUIRED
BY LOCAL REGULATIONS FOR ADEQUATE WARNING TO OPERATORS OF
OTHER VEHICLES.
WARNING
DURING IMPLEMENT ADJUSTMENT
KEEP BODY, HANDS AND FEET CLEAR
OF SPOONS OR OTHER PARTS.
SECTION II
MAINTENANCE
Weight may be added to the plugger frame to aid in
penetrating hard soil. Concrete blocks, water jugs or
other types of weight may be used as long as nothing extends through the frame and interferes with the
rotation of the spoons. Penetration should be
approximately one to 1-1/2”. (Figure 2)
LUBRICATION - Apply NLGI Grade 2 multi-purpose
grease to sleeves on shaft before each use. (Figure 2)
Tighten all other fasteners to specifications
given in torque chart.
CAUTION
By removing core plugs from the soil, lawns are better able to breath and hold moisture. Compacted soil
and thatch are relieved, allowing air and fertilizer to
reach roots.
LOWER THE IMPLEMENT AS MUCH AS
POSSIBLE AND SECURELY SUPPORT
BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENT.
Optional slicing knives are available to replace
spoons on the mounting plates. Four knives per hub
are used to cut grass runners which causes new
growth and thicker lawns. Install as shown. (Figure 3)
Inspect your implement periodically and replace any
worn or broken parts in order to have it ready for
use when needed.
When spoons become worn, replace one at a
time to ensure proper location and assembly.
Care should be exercised during use of the plugger
to prevent hanging the spoons on immovable objects
or otherwise use of the implement under conditions
beyond its designed capacity.
Store the implement out of the weather when it is
not in use. This helps prevent rusting of the spoons
and other components.
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SAFETY DECALS
To promote safe operation, Bush Hog supplies safety decals on all products manufactured. Because damages
can occur to safety decals either through shipment, use or reconditioning, Bush Hog will, upon request, provide
safety decals for any of our products in the field at no charge. Contact your authorized Bush Hog dealer for
more information.
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TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Proper toque for American fasteners used on Bush Hog equipment.
Recommended Torque in Foot Pounds (Newton Meters).*
AMERICAN
Bolt Head Markings
SAE Grade 2
(No Dashes)
SAE Grade 5
(3 Dashes)
lt
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Bo er “B
t
e
m
Dia
Wrench
Size “A”
B O L T D IA M E T E R
(IN .) “ B ” A N D
T H R E A D S IZ E
SAE
GRADE 2
7/16
1/4 - 2O UNC
7/16
1/4 - 28 UNF
1/2
1/2
W RENCH
S IZ E (IN .) “ A ”
SAE Grade 8
(6 Dashes)
METRIC
SAE
GRADE 5
SAE
GRADE 8
6 (7)
8 (11)
12 (16)
6 (8)
10 (13)
14 (18)
5/16 - 18 UNC
11 (15)
17 (23)
25 (33)
5/16 - 24 UNF
13 (17)
19 (26)
27 (37)
9/16
3/8 - 16 UNC
20 (27)
31 (42)
44 (60)
9/16
3/8 - 24 UNF
23 (31)
35 (47)
49 (66)
5/8
7/16 - 14 UNC
32 (43)
49 (66)
70 (95)
5/8
7/16 - 20 UNF
36 (49)
55 (75)
78 (106)
3/4
1/2 - 13 UNC
49 (66)
76 (103)
106 (144)
3/4
1/2 - 20 UNF
55 (75)
85 (115)
120 (163)
7/8
9/16 - 12 UNC
70 (95)
109 (148)
153 (207)
7/8
9/16 - 18 UNF
79 (107)
122 (165)
172 (233)
15/16
5/8 - 11 UNC
97 (131)
150 (203)
212 (287)
15/16
5/8 - 18 UNF
110 (149)
170 (230)
240 (325)
1-1/8
3/4 - 10 UNC
144 (195)
266 (360)
376 (509)
1-1/8
3/4 - 16 UNF
192 (260)
297 (402)
420 (569)
1-5/16
7/8 - 9 UNC
166 (225)
430 (583)
606 (821)
1-5/16
7/8 - 14 UNF
184 (249)
474 (642)
668 (905)
1-1/2
1 - 8 UNC
250 (339)
644 (873)
909 (1232)
1-1/2
1 - 12 UNF
274 (371)
705 (955)
995 (1348)
1-1/2
1 - 14 UNF
280 (379)
721 (977)
1019 (1381)
1-11/16
1-1/8 - 7 UNC
354 (480)
795 (1077)
1288(1745)
1-11/16
1-1/8 - 12 UNF
397 (538)
890 (1206)
1444 (1957)
1-7/8
1-1/4 - 7 UNC
500 (678)
1120 (1518)
1817 (2462)
1-7/8
1-1/4 - 12 UNF
553 (749)
1241 (1682)
2013 (2728)
2-1/16
1-3/8 - 6 UNC
655 (887)
1470 (1992)
2382 (3228)
2-1/16
1-3/8 - 12 UNF
746 (1011)
1672 (2266)
2712 (3675)
2-1/4
1-1/2 - 6 UNC
870 (1179)
1950 (2642)
3161 (4283)
2-1/4
1-1/2 - 12 UNF
979 (1327)
2194 (2973)
3557 (4820)
”
lt
Bo er “B
t
e
iam
D
Wrench
Size “A”
8.8
Numbers appearing on bolt heads
indicate ASTM class.
*U se 7 5 % o f th e sp e cifie d to rq u e va lu e fo r
p la te d fa ste n e rs. U se 8 5 % o f th e sp e cifie d to rq u e va lu e s fo r lu b rica te d fa ste n e rs.
Proper torque for metric fasteners used on Bush Hog equipment.
Recommended torque in foot pounds (newton Meters).*
—WRENCH
SIZE
(mm) “A”
BOLT
DIA.
(mm) “B”
ASTM
4.6
8
5
1.8 (2.4)
5.1 (6.9)
6.5 (8.8)
10
6
3 (4)
8.7 (12)
11.1 (15)
27 (37)
ASTM
8.8
ASTM
9.8
ASTM
10.9
13
8
7.3 (10)
21.1 (29)
16
10
14.5 (20)
42 (57)
53 (72)
18
12
25 (34)
74 (100)
73 (99)
93 (126)
21
14
40 (54)
118 (160)
116 (157)
148 (201)
24
16
62 (84)
167 (226)
181 (245)
230 (312)
30
20
122 (165)
325 (440)
449 (608)
33
22
443 (600)
611 (828)
36
24
41
27
46
30
9
211 (286)
418 (566)
563 (763)
778 (1054)
821 (1112)
1138 (1542)
1119 (1516)
1547 (2096)
P.O. Box 1039 l Selma, AL 36702-1039
Telephone (334) 874-2700 l www.bushhog.com
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