Servis-Rhino 2409TL Operator`s manual

Servis-Rhino 2409TL Operator`s manual
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SELF-POWERED ROTARY MOWER
Published 03/08
Part NO. 00774265C
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
This Operator's Manual is an integral part of the safe operation of this machine and must
be maintained with the unit at all times. READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the Safety
and Operation Instructions contained in this manual before operating the equipment. C01Cover
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All implements with moving parts are potentially hazardous. There is no substitute for a cautious, safe-minded
operator who recognizes the potential hazards and follows reasonable safety practices. The manufacturer has
designed this implement to be used with all its safety equipment properly attached to minimize the chance of
accidents.
BEFORE YOU START!! Read the safety messages on the implement and shown in your manual. Observe the
rules of safety and common sense!
WARRANTY INFORMATION:
Read and understand the complete Warranty Statement found in this Manual. Fill out the Warranty Registration
Form in full and return it to within 30 Days. Make certain the Serial Number of the Machine is recorded on the
Warranty Card and on the Warranty Form that you retain
In order to reduce accidents and enhance the safe operation of mowers, Alamo Group Ag Division, in
cooperation with other industry manufacturers has developed the AEM/FEMA Industrial and Agricultural Mower Safety Practices video and guide book.
The video will familiarize and instruct mower-tractor operators in safe practices when using industrial
and agricultural mowing equipment. It is important that Every Mower Operator be educated in the operation of their mowing equipment and be able to recognize the potential hazards that can occur while operating a mower. This video, along with the mower operator’s manual and the warning messages on the
mower, will significantly assist in this important education.
Your Authorized Alamo Ag Dealer may have shown this video and presented you a DVD Video when you
purchased your mower. If you or any mower operator have not seen this video, Watch the Video, Read
this Operator’s Manual, and Complete the Video Guidebook before operating your new mower. If you
do not understand any of the instructions included in the video or operator’s manual or if you have any
questions concerning safety of operation, contact your supervisor, dealer or Alamo Group Ag.
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include your name, mailing address, mower model and serial number.
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intended use, and the potential hazards before operating the equipment.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION .............................................................................................................. 1-1
General Safety Instructions and Practices ......................................................................................................... 1-2
Operator Safety Instructions and Practices ....................................................................................................... 1-3
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................................................... 1-5
Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................... 1-11
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices ............................................................................................... 1-11
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices ........................................................................... 1-13
Storage and Parking Safety Instructions and Practices ................................................................................... 1-15
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................................................................. 1-15
Decal Location ................................................................................................................................................. 1-16
Decal Description ............................................................................................................................................. 1-18
Federal Laws and Regulations ........................................................................................................................ 1-22
INTRODUCTION SECTION ................................................................................................. 2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION ........................................................................................................ 3-1
General Assembly .............................................................................................................................................. 3-2
OPERATION SECTION ....................................................................................................... 4-1
Standard Equipment and Specifications ............................................................................................................ 4-3
OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................................................... 4-4
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................................ 4-5
ROPS and Seat Belt .......................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor Safety Devices ....................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor Horsepower ........................................................................................................................................... 4-5
3-Point Hitch ...................................................................................................................................................... 4-6
Front End Weight ............................................................................................................................................... 4-6
Power Take Off (PTO) ....................................................................................................................................... 4-6
GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR ......................................................................................................... 4-7
Boarding the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-7
Dismounting the Tractor ..................................................................................................................................... 4-8
STARTING THE TRACTOR .............................................................................................................................. 4-8
CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR ........................................................................................... 4-9
SETTING THE MOWER .................................................................................................................................. 4-10
Setting Mower Height ....................................................................................................................................... 4-10
Setting Deck Pitch ............................................................................................................................................ 4-11
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT ............................................................................................................................ 4-12
Driveline Length Check .................................................................................................................................... 4-12
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE ........................................................................................... 4-14
Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................ 4-15
Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................ 4-15
Cutting Component Inspection ......................................................................................................................... 4-18
Blade Bolt Inspection ....................................................................................................................................... 4-19
DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................................. 4-22
Starting the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-23
Brake and Differential Lock Setting .................................................................................................................. 4-23
Raising the Mower ........................................................................................................................................... 4-24
10.2 Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines ....................................................................................................... 4-24
OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ........................................................................................... 4-25
Foreign Debris Hazards ................................................................................................................................... 4-26
Bystanders/Passersby Precautions ................................................................................................................. 4-26
Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO) ............................................................................................................... 4-27
PTO RPM and Ground Speed ......................................................................................................................... 4-28
Operating the Mower ....................................................................................................................................... 4-28
Shutting Down the Implement .......................................................................................................................... 4-31
DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR ............................................................................. 4-31
MOWER STORAGE ........................................................................................................................................ 4-32
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................... 4-33
Tire and Wheels ............................................................................................................................................... 4-33
Transporting on Public Roadways ................................................................................................................... 4-34
Hauling the Tractor and Implement .................................................................................................................. 4-35
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ........................................................................................................................ 4-37
MAINTENANCE SECTION .................................................................................................. 5-1
Lubrication ......................................................................................................................................................... 5-2
BLADE SERVICING .......................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Blade Removal (Figure Mnt-R-0008) ................................................................................................................. 5-3
Blade Sharpening .............................................................................................................................................. 5-3
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL (Figure Mnt-R-0008) .......................................................................................... 5-4
BLADE CARRIER INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................... 5-4
BLADE BAR SPINDLE REPAIR (Figure Mnt-R-0036) ...................................................................................... 5-5
OIL CHANGE ..................................................................................................................................................... 5-6
AIR CLEANER ................................................................................................................................................... 5-6
CLEAN COOLING SYSTEM .............................................................................................................................. 5-6
COMBUSTION DEPOSITS ............................................................................................................................... 5-6
STORAGE ......................................................................................................................................................... 5-6
Proper Torque For Fasteners ............................................................................................................................ 5-7
SAFETY SECTION
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SAFETY
General Safety Instructions and Practices
SAFETY
A careful operator is the best operator. Safety is of primary importance to the manufacturer and should be to
the owner/operator. Most accidents can be avoided by being aware of your equipment, your surroundings, and
observing certain precautions. The first section of this manual includes a list of Safety Messages that, if
followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or death. Read and understand these Safety
Messages before assembling, operating or servicing this Implement. This equipment should only be operated
by those persons who have read the Manual, who are responsible and trained, and who know how to do so
responsibly.
The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen below, is used throughout this
manual and on decals which are attached to the equipment. The Safety Alert Symbol means:
“ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!” The Symbol and Signal Word
are intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury
faced when operating this equipment.
Practice all usual and customary safe working precautions and above all---remember safety is
up to YOU. Only YOU can prevent serious injury or death from unsafe practices.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR
VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in DEATH
OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in MINOR
INJURY.
Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could result in
damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.
NOTE: Identifies points of particular interest for more efficient and convenient operation or
repair.(SG-1)
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or
death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the
Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards. (SG-2)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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SAFETY
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit
chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. (SG-30)
Operator Safety Instructions and Practices
The rotating parts of this machine continue to rotate even after the PTO has been turned off.
The operator should remain in his seat for 60 seconds after the brake has been set, the
PTO disengaged, the tractor turned off, and all evidence of rotation has ceased. (S3PT-10)
Never crawl under a raised Implement supported solely by the Tractor 3-Point hitch.
Release of the control lever or mechanical failure will result in the Implement falling and
possible injury or death. Always securely block up the Implement before crawling
underneath to perform repairs and service. (S3PT-19)
Never operate the Tractor or Implement until you have read and
completely understand this Manual, the Tractor Operator’s Manual, and
each of the Safety Messages found in the Manual or on the Tractor and
Implement. Learn how to stop the tractor engine suddenly in an
emergency.
Never allow inexperienced or untrained personnel to
operate the Tractor and Implement without supervision. Make sure the
operator has fully read and understood the manuals prior to operation.
(SG-4)
The operator and all support personnel should wear hard hats, safety
shoes, safety glasses, and proper hearing protection at all times for
protection from injury including injury from items that may be thrown by
the equipment. (SG-16)
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE
PERMANENT HEARING LOSS! Tractors with or without an Implement
attached can often be noisy enough to cause permanent hearing loss.
We recommend that you always wear hearing protection if the noise in
the Operator’s position exceeds 80db. Noise over 85db over an
extended period of time will cause severe hearing loss. Noise over 90db
adjacent to the Operator over an extended period of time will cause
permanent or total hearing loss. NOTE: Hearing loss from loud noise
[from tractors, chain saws, radios, and other such sources close to the
ear] is cumulative over a lifetime without hope of natural recovery. (SG-I7)
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SAFETY
“Wait a minute...Save a life!”
SAFETY
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturer’s
instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other
chemical agent. (SG-22)
SAFETY
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death. (SG-24)
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off
the Equipment and be injured or killed. Children can cause the Implement to shift or fall
crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement.
Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely.
Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication
must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the
medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely.
NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their
alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the
operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
Prolonged operation may cause operator boredom and fatigue affecting safe operation.
Take scheduled work breaks to help prevent these potentially impaired operating
conditions. Never operate the Implement and Tractor in a fatigued or bored mental state
which impairs proper and safe operation. (SG-32)
Use extreme caution when getting onto the Implement to perform repairs, maintenance and
when removing accumulated material. Only stand on solid flat surfaces to ensure good
footing. Use a ladder or raised stand to access high spots which cannot be reached from
gound level. Slipping and falling can cause serious injury or death. (SG-33)
Avoid contact with hot surfaces including hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and
hose connections. Relieve hydraulic pressure before performing maintenance or repairs.
Use gloves and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface
or fluid can cause serious injury from burns or scalding. (SG-34)
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SAFETY
DO NOT operate this Implement on a Tractor that is not properly maintained. Should a
mechanical or Tractor control failure occur while operating, immediately shut down the
Tractor and perform repairs before resuming operation. Serious injury and possible death
could occur from not maintaining this Implement and Tractor in good operating condition.
(SG-36)
Avoid contact with hot surfaces of the engine or muffler. Use gloves and eye protection
when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface or fluid can cause serious injury
from burns or scalding. (SG-38)
Always keep a careful lookout and use extreme care when working around utility and
municipal obstructions. Never allow the Mower to contact any utility, municipal, or other
type structure. Clearly mark all mowing obstructions and consult local utility providers for
a safe code of operation. (SPU-5)
Do not operate the implement while wearing loose fitting clothing. Entanglement of the
clothing with the rotating elements can result in serious injury or even death. Stay clear of
all rotating elements at all times. (SSP-3)
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices
Never leave the Tractor and Implement unattended while the Implement is in the lifted
position. Accidental operation of lifting lever or a hydraulic failure may cause sudden drop
of unit with injury or death by crushing. To properly park the implement when disconnecting
it from the tractor, lower the stand and put the retaining pin securely in place, or put a secure support under the
A-Frame. Lower the implement carefully to the ground. Do not put hands or feet under lifted components.
(S3PT-1)
Use extreme care when lowering or unfolding the implement’s wings. Make sure no
bystanders are close by or underneath the wings. Allow ample clearance around the
implement when folding or unfolding the wings. Use extreme caution around buildings or
overhead power lines. (S3PT-5)
This Implement is wider than the Tractor. Be careful when operating or transporting this
equipment to prevent the Implement from running into or striking sign posts, guard rails,
concrete abutments or other solid objects. Such an impact could cause the Implement and
Tractor to pivot violently resulting in loss of steering control, serious injury, or even death.
Never allow the Implement to contact obstacles. (S3PT-12)
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SAFETY
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
in serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped
and the decks are securely blocked up. (SGM-9)
SAFETY
SAFETY
Be sure you have adequate knowledge of the property you will be working on. Take time to
make yourself aware of any area underground lines or cables. Contact with buried lines or
cable could result in serious injury or death. If in doubt about buried utility lines call 811
before digging or 1-800-258-0808. (SBH-6)
Do not operate Mower if excessive vibration exists.
Shut down PTO and the Tractor
engine. Inspect the Mower to determine the source of the vibration. If Mower blades are
missing or damaged replace them immediately.
Do not operate the mower until the
blades have been replaced and the Mower operates smoothly. Operating the Mower with excessive vibration
can result in component failure and broken objects to be thrown outward at very high velocities. To reduce the
possibility of property damage, serious injury, or even death, never allow the Mower to be operated with
blades missing. (SFL-4)
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or
even death could result from falling off the tractor--particularly during a turnover
when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS. (SG-7)
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always engage the brake and/or set
the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the
engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the
tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor
from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine
is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only. (SG-9)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and
responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they
have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in
proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large
enough to reach and operate the controls easily. (SG-11)
Do not mount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount the Tractor
only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely stopped. (SG-12)
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SAFETY
Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO speeds can cause
Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in serious injury or death. (SG-26)
Operate the Tractor and/or Implement controls only while properly seated in the Tractor seat
with the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent movement of the Tractor or
Implement may cause serious injury or death. (SG-29)
In case of mechanical difficulty during operation, place the transmission in the park
position, set the parking brake, shut down all power, including the PTO and the engine and
remove the key. Wait until all rotating motion has stopped before dismounting. (SG-39)
Do Not operate this equipment in areas where insects such as bees may attack you and/or
cause you to lose control of the equipment. If you must enter in such areas, use a tractor
with an enclosed Cab and close the windows to prevent insects from entering. If a tractor
cab is not available, wear suitable clothing including head, face, and hand protection to
shield you from the insects. Attacking insects can cause you to lose control of the tractor,
which can result in serious injury or death to you or bystanders. Never dismount a moving
tractor. (SG-40)
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SAFETY
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil and
fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do not
check for leaks with your hand! High-pressure oil streams from breaks in
the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage including
gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE OFF and
remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves, safety
glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If you
suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer. If oil
does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a
physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure. (SG-15)
SAFETY
SAFETY
Mow only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with adequate artificial
lighting. Never mow in darkness or foggy conditions where you cannot clearly see at least
100 yards(90 m) in front and to the sides of the tractor and mower. Make sure that you can
clearly see and identify passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions,
power lines, debris and foreign objects. If you are unable to clearly see these type of items
discontinue mowing. (SGM-1)
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this
Mower. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in heavy brush
and in heavy weeds. The Blades of this Mower can throw objects if
shields are not properly installed and maintained. Serious injury or even death may occur
unless care is taken to insure the safety of the operator, bystanders, or passersby in the
area. Do not operate this machine with anyone in the immediate area. Stop mowing if
anyone is within 100 yards of mower. (SGM-2)
The rotating parts of this machine have been designed and tested for rugged use.
However, the blades could fail upon impact with heavy, solid objects such as metal guard
rails and concrete structures. Such impact could cause the broken objects to be thrown
outward at very high velocities. To reduce the possibility of property damage, serious
injury, or even death, never allow the cutting blades to contact such obstacles. (SGM-4)
Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects such
as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
mowing. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent
machine damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that cannot be removed
must be clearly marked and carefully avoided by the operator. Stop mowing immediately if
blades strike a foreign object. Repair all damage and make certain rotor or blade carrier is
balanced before resuming mowing. (SGM-5)
Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become entangled in the
operating parts of the mower head. These items could then swing outside the housing at
greater velocities than the blades. Such a situation is extremely hazardous and could result
in serious injury or even death. Inspect the cutting area for such objects before mowing. Remove any like
object from the site. Never allow the cutting blades to contact such items. (SGM-6)
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower. The
correct mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass type, density, and height of
cut. Normal ground speed range is from 2 to 5 mph(3-8 kph). Use slow mowing speeds
when operating on or near steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power lines, or when
debris and foreign objects are to be avoided. (SGM-7)
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SAFETY
Avoid mowing in reverse direction when possible. Check to make sure there are no
persons behind the mower and use extreme care when mowing in reverse. Mow only at a
slow ground speed where you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower.
Never mow an area that you have not inspected and removed debris or foreign material.
(SGM-8)
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows
closed. (SGM-11)
-Equip the Tractor with a fire extinguisher in an accesible location.
-Do Not operate the Mower on a Tractor with an underframe exhaust.
-Do Not smoke or have an open flame near the Mower and Tractor.
-Do Not drive into burning debris or freshly burnt areas.
-Ensure slip clutches are properly adjusted to prevent excessive slippage and plate heating.
-Never allow clippings or debris to collect near drivelines, slip clutches, and gearboxes.
Periodically shut down the Tractor and Mower and clean clippings and collected debris from
the mower deck. (SGM-12)
The Mower is designed for certain mowing applications and is rated to cut up to a specific
size vegetation (see Mower Standard Equipment and Specifications). DO NOT use this
mower to cut vegetation above the Mower’s rated capacity or to cut any type of nonvegetative material. Only operate this Mower on a properly sized and equipped Tractor. Operating this Mower
in an application for which it is not designed and/or operating the Mower with the wrong size Tractor can cause
Mower component damage and equipment failure resulting in possible serious injury or death. (SGM-14)
Do not operate or pull the mower into standing water. When uplift or fan type mower blades
contact water they can be severely deflected downward causing possible failure of blade
resulting in serious boldly injury to the operator or bystanders. (SGM-15)
Use extreme caution when raising the Mower above ground level. Stop the Blades from
turning when the Mower is raised and passersby are within 100 yards. Raising the
Mower exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard and can
cause serious injury by objects thrown from the Blades or by contact with the Blades. (SPU-1)
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SAFETY
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of equipment and grass fires
while operating, servicing, and repairing the Mower and Tractor:
SAFETY
Rotary Mowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwing
objects for great distances (300 feet or more) and causing serious injury
or death. Follow safety messages carefully.
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Bands are installed and in good, workable
condition;
-Mower sections or Wings are running close to and parallel to the ground without exposed
Blades;
SAFETY
-Passersby are outside the existing thrown-object zone;
-All areas have been thoroughly inspected and all foreign material such as rocks, cans,
glass, and general debris has been removed.
NOTE: Where there are grass and weeds high enough to hide debris that could be struck
by the blades, the area should be: inspected and large debris removed, mowed at an
intermediate height, inspected, closely with any remaining debris being removed, and
mowed again at desired final height. (This will also reduce power required to mow, reduce
wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut material better, reduce streaking, and
make the final cut more uniform). (SRM-1)
Do Not attempt to raise or lower the implement wing unless the Implement tongue is
securely attached to the Tractor drawbar. The Implement could tip over and cause
equipment damage and possible serious injury or death. Raise or Lower the mower wing
only while seated in the Tractor operator’s seat with the seat belt securely fastened. (SRM-2)
Do not turn so sharp or lift mower so high to produce a severe "knocking" of the Driveline
which will cause accelerated wear and breakage of drive train components and could result
in possible injury from the separated Driveline sections. (SRM-4)
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for any
reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the Mower deck
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard
and could cause serious injury or even death from objects thrown from the Blades. (SRM-7)
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Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and
Practices
DO NOT use a PTO adapter to attach a non-matching Implement driveline to a Tractor
PTO. Use of an adapter can double the operating speed of the Implement resulting in
excessive vibration, thrown objects, and blade and implement failure. Adapter use will also
change the working length of the driveline exposing unshielded driveline areas. Serious
bodily injury and/or equipment failure can result from using a PTO adapter. Consult an
authorized dealer for assistance if the Implement driveline does not match the Tractor PTO.
(S3PT-14)
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Implement input driveline is directly connected
to the Tractor transmission. Tractor braking distances can be substantially increased by
the momentum of the rotating Mower blades driving the Tractor transmission even though
the Tractor clutch has been disengaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor
PTO and the Mower driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation. (S3PT-16)
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. A driveline not attached correctly to the
Tractor PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the
Implement. (S3PT-17)
Before operating the Implement, check to make sure the Implement input driveline will not
bottom out or become disengaged. Bottoming out occurs when the inner shaft penetrates
the outer housing until the assembly becomes solid-it can shorten no more. Bottoming out
can cause serious damage to the Tractor PTO by pushing the PTO into the Tractor and
through the support bearings or downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off. A broken
driveline can cause personal injury. (S3PT-18)
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement with the Tractor. Turn curves or go
up hills only at a low speed and using a gradual steering angle. Rear mounted implements
move the center of gravity to the rear and remove weight from the front wheels. Make
certain, by adding front ballast, that at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels to prevent rearing
up, loss of steering control or Tractor tip-over. Slow down on rough or uneven surfaces to prevent loss of
steering control which could result in property damage or possible injury. Do not transport unless 3-Point lift
lever is fully raised and in the latched transport position. Dropping implement in transport can cause serious
damage to the tractor and/or Implement and possibly cause the operator or others to be injured or killed. (S3PT-2)
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SAFETY
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
SAFETY
Allow sufficient clearance for the Implement to swing outward while turning. Implements
carried behind the Tractor will swing outside the tire path when making turns. Contacting a
solid object while turning will cause equipment damage and possible injury. (S3PT-20)
SAFETY
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in
such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the
Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local
traffic regulations. (SG-6)
Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the
equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this
equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and how it handles
before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes
are in good condition and operate properly.
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for
you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes smoothly
to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As you increase
the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases.
Determine the maximum
transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this equipment.
Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only after
you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use extreme care
and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from
turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this equipment before
operating on roads or uneven ground.
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly control
the equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes
or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance
increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use
the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement using the tractor. Turn curves or
go up or down hills only at a low speed and at a gradual steering angle. Make certain that
at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels to maintain safe steerage. Slow
down on rough or uneven surfaces. (STI-1)
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SAFETY
Only transport the Implement behind a properly sized and equipped
Tractor which exceeds the weight of the Implement by at least 20%. DO
NOT transport the Implement behind a truck or other type of vehicle.
Never transport the Implement and another Implement connected in
tandem. Never transport the Implement at speeds over 20 MPH. (STI-6)
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices
Make sure the PTO shield, integral driveline shields, and input shields
are is installed when using PTO-driven equipment. Always replace any
shield if it is damaged or missing. (S3PT-8)
Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair work
on the Implement. Place the Implement on the ground or securely
blocked up, disengage the PTO, and turn off the tractor engine. Push
and pull the Remote Cylinder lever in and out several times prior to
starting any maintenance or repair work. (S3PT-9)
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause
immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
Never interfere with factory-set hydraulic calibrations. Any change in calibration could
cause a failure of the equipment and may result in injury. (SBH-13)
Always maintain the safety signs in good readable condition. If the safety signs are
missing, damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement safety signs immediately.
(SG-5)
Do not modify or alter this Implement. Do not permit anyone to modify or alter this
Implement, any of its components or any Implement function. (SG-8)
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SAFETY
Your driving vision may be reduced or impaired by the tractor, cab, or implement. Before
driving on public roadways identify any limited vision areas, and make adjustments to your
operating position, mirrors, and the implement transport position so that you can clearly
see the area where you will be traveling, and any traffic that may approach you. Failure to
maintain adequate vision of the public roadway and traffic can result in serious injury or
even death. (STI-10)
SAFETY
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in
motion or while tractor engine is running. (SG-20)
SAFETY
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when
necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn
or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have
cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining
this machine in good working order. (SG-21)
Do Not fill gasoline tank while engine is running. Refuel only after engine has cooled down.
If gasoline is spilled, move machine away from the area of the spill and avoid creating any
source of ignition until the gasoline has evaporated. (SG-28)
Perform service, repairs and lubrication according to the maintenance section. Ensure the
unit is properly lubricated as specified in the lubrication schedule and all bolts and nuts are
properly torqued. Failure to properly service, repair and maintain this Implement in good
operating condition could cause component failure and possible serious injury or even
death. (SG-35)
Use caution and wear protective gloves when handling sharp objects such as blades,
knives, and other cutting edges. Be alert to worn component surfaces which have sharp
edges. Sharp surfaces can inflict severe laceration injuries if proper hand protection is not
worn. (SG-37)
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not
limited to) - the Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel Guards, Gearbox
Shields, PTO integral shields, and Retractable Door Shields should
be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety devices should be
inspected carefully at least daily for missing or broken components. Missing, broken,
or worn items must be replaced at once to reduce the possibility of injury or death
from thrown objects, entanglement, or blade contact. (SGM-3)
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SAFETY
Replace bent or broken blades with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STRAIGHTEN,
WELD, OR WELD HARDFACING ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY CRACK OR
OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE
SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN BLADES. (SGM-10)
SEE YOUR RHINO DEALER
Be sure you have adequate knowledge of the property you will be working on. Take time to
make yourself aware of any area underground lines or cables. Contact with buried lines
or cable could result in serious injury or death. (STL-1)
In wet conditions where there is a likelihood of material collecting on the Implement, make
certain that this material is removed before traveling on public roadways. (STL-7)
Storage and Parking Safety Instructions and Practices
To prevent tipping of Implement when stored in folded position, use carrying wheels or
adequate stands on center frame. (S3PT-6)
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices
In addition to the design and configuration of this Implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment,
hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer
also to Safety Messages and operation instruction in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor and
Equipment Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor and Equipment. (SG-18)
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SAFETY
PARTS INFORMATION
Rhino mowers use balanced and matched system components for blade carriers, blades, cuttershafts, knives,
knife hangers, rollers, drivetrain components, and bearings. These parts are made and tested to Rhino
specifications. Non-genuine "will fit" parts do not consistently meet these specifications. The use of “will fit”
parts may reduce mower performance, void warranties, and present a safety hazard. Use genuine Rhino
mower parts for economy and safety. (SPRM-1)
SAFETY
Decal Location
NOTE: Rhino supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may
occur while in shipping, use, or reconditioning. Rhino cares about the safety of its customers, operators, and
bystanders, and will replace the safety decals on this product in the field, free of charge (Some shipping and
handling charges may apply). Contact your Rhino dealer to order replacement decals
SAFETY
.
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SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
1.
00725746
1
PELIGRO
Translate Safety Material
2.
00758362
1
DANGER
No Riders, Kill Switch, Stop
3.
00749117
1
DANGER
Multiple Hazard, Rotary
4.
00769737
2
DANGER
Cutting Blades/Thrown Objects
5.
00758194
1
WARNING
V-Belt Pinch Point
00769736
1
WARNING
Use/Repair Shields and Guards
7.
00760657
1
IMPORTANT
Genuine Parts, Rhino Rotary
8.
03200347
*
REFLECT
SMV Emblem
9.
2738332
2
REFLECT
Red Reflector
10.
00763977
1
INSTRUCT
Notice to Owner
11.
00773868
2
L.NAME
PM42
12.
D301
1
NAME
RHINO
13.
nfs
1
SER PLT
Serial Plate
14.
00776031
1
Canister, Operators Manual
15.
00774265C
1
Operators Manual
16.
10058000
3
Bolt
17.
00024100
6
Flatwasher
18.
02959924
3
19.
00777475
1
INSTRUCT
Towing
20.
000678
1
INSTRUCT
Grease
Locknut
* - Provided by Tractor Manufacturer. Replace if missing from Tractor.
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SAFETY
6.
SAFETY
Decal Description
SAFETY
Peligro Translation, If you do not know how to read
English, please find someone who knows how to
read English.
P/N 00725746
DANGER! No Riders - Attach Tether Cord
00758362
DANGER! Multi-Hazard Decal
(Refer To Front Cover)
P/N 00749117
DANGER! Keep Away Thrown Objects. Inspect the
area before mowing and remove foreign material
that could become mower thrown objects.
P/N 00769737
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SAFETY
WARNING! Do not operate with Belt Shield
removed. Finger(s) may be pinched off if get caught
between V-Belt and Pulley.
WARNING! Maintain shields and deflectors in
good condition. Failure to do so may lead to injury
or even death.
P/N 00769736
For safety and to guarantee optimum product
reliability always use genuine RHINO replacement
parts.
P/N 00760657
Slow Moving Vehicle Decal. Keep SMV reflector
clean and visible. DO NOT transport or operate
without the SMV.
Provided by Tractor Manufacturer. Replace if
missing on tractor.
P/N 03200347
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SAFETY
P/N 00758194
SAFETY
SAFETY
Red Reflectors
P/N 2738332
Operator's Manual (with repair parts) and warranty
was attached to this implement during final
inspection.
P/N 00763977
RHINO LOGO
P/N D301
Information that Grease Fitting is present and must
apply grease.
P/N 000678
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SAFETY
Read Operator’s Manual! The operator’s manual is
located inside this canister. If the manual is
missing order one from your dealer.
P/N 00776031
SAFETY
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SAFETY
Federal Laws and Regulations
This section is intended to explain in broad terms the concept and effect of federal laws and regulations
concerning employer and employee equipment operators. This section is not intended as a legal
interpretation of the law and should not be considered as such.
Employer-Employee Operator Regulations
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
This Act Seeks:
SAFETY
“...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
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.”
Employer Responsibilities:
To ensure employee safety during Tractor and Implement operation, it is the employer’s responsibility to:
1.
Train the employee in the proper and safe operation of the Tractor and Implement.
2.
Require that the employee read and fully understand the Tractor and Implement Operator’s manual.
3.
Permit only qualified and properly trained employees to operate the Tractor and Implement.
4.
Maintain the Tractor and Implement in a safe operational condition and maintain all shields and guards on the
equipment.
5.
Ensure the Tractor is equipped with a functional ROPS and seat belt and require that the employee operator
securely fasten the safety belt and operate with the ROPS in the raised position at all times.
6.
7.
Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
Provide the required tools to maintain the Tractor and Implement in a good safe working condition and provide the
necessary support devices to secure the equipment safely while performing repairs and service.
8.
Require that the employee operator stop operation if bystanders or passerbys come within 25 feet.
Child Labor Under 16 Years of Age
Some regulations specify that no one under the age of 16 may operate power machinery. It is your
responsibility to know what these regulations are in your own area or situation. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of
Labor, Employment Standard Administration, Wage & Home Division, Child Labor Bulletin #102.)
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INTRODUCTION SECTION
Introduction Section 2-1
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
This Rotary Cutter is designed with care and built with quality materials by skilled workers. Proper assembly,
maintenance, and operating practices, as described in this manual, will help the owner/operator get years of
satisfactory service from the machine.
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize, instruct, and train. The Assembly Section instructs the owner/
operator in the correct assembly of the Cutter using standard and optional equipment. The Parts Listing section
is designed to familiarize the owner/operator with replaceable parts on the Cutter. This section provides
exploded assembly drawings of each Cutter component illustrating each piece and the corresponding part
number.
Careful use and timely service saves extensive repairs and costly downtime losses. The Operations and
Maintenance sections of the manual trains the owner/operator how to work the Cutter correctly and attend to
appropriate maintenance. The Trouble-Shooting Guide helps diagnose difficulties with the Cutter and offers
solutions to the problems.
Safety is of primary importance to the owner/operator and to the manufacturer. The first section of this manual
includes a list of Safety Messages, that, if followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or
death. Many of the Safety Messages will be repeated throughout the manual. The owner/operator/dealer
should know these Safety Messages before assembly and be aware of the hazards of operating this blade
during assembly, use, and maintenance. The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen
below, is intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury faced
when operating this machine.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR
VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in DEATH
OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in MINOR
INJURY.
Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could result in
damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
The engine-driven PM42 is designed to be pulled behind an ATV or garden tractor for easy, economical
mowing in remote areas. This combination makes the unit ideal for mowing on hunting leases, tree farms,
camp grounds, and areas around the farm and ranch.
For Non-Agricultural use, OSHA, ASAE, SAE, and ANSI standards require the use of Chain
Guards or Solid Skirts at all times. The Cutter manufacturer strongly recommends the use of
Chain Guards or Solid Skirts for Agricultural purposes as well, to reduce the risk of property
damage, serious bodily injury, or even death from objects thrown out by or from contact with
the Cutting Blades.
At least 20% or the tractor’s weight must be on the front tires with the implement lifted to
provide adequate traction for safe steering under good conditions. Slow down on hills, rough
terrain, and curves.
Front and rear, and left and right are determined by the normal direction of travel (the same as on your
automobile).
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INTRODUCTION
Attention Owner/Operator
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
1. Carefully read the Operator’s Manual, completely understand the Safety Messages and instructions, and
know how to operate correctly both the tractor and implement.
INTRODUCTION
2. Fill out the Warranty Card in full. Be sure to answer all questions, including the Serial Number of the
implement. Mail within 30 days of delivery date of this implement.
NOTE: Warranties are honored only if completed “Owner Registration and Warranty” forms are received by
Alamo Group within thirty days of delivery of the implement.
3. Record the Blade Model and Serial Numbers on the Warranty page at the front of the Operator’s Manual.
Keep this as part of the permanent maintenance file for the implement.
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ASSEMBLY SECTION
Assembly Section 3-1
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ASSEMBLY
General Assembly
ASSEMBLY
Set up mower as received from factory with these instructions. Select a suitable working area. Open parts box
and lay out parts to make location easy. Assembly will be easier if components are aligned and loosely
assembled before tightening hardware. Refer to the Torque Chart for proper torque of fasteners. Refer to
Figures below for each of the following steps.
1. Position mower on flat surface and remove belt shield.
2. Install tongue (1) onto frame using 5/8” x 1-1/2” bolt (2) and locknut (3)
3. Install belt adjustment bolt (4) through tongue into engine mount (5)and secure with 3/8” nut on both sides
of engine mount as shown in Figure 1.
4. Attach axle arm (4) to tailwheel axle (5) using 1/2” x 1-3/4” bolt (6) and locknut (7). Figure 2.
5. Secure rear deflectors (8) to rear of frame using bar strap (9), 1/2” x 1-1/4” bolt (10), locknut (11). Figure 3.
6. Use 1/2” x 1-1/2” bolts (12) to attach front deflector (13) and foot probe (14). Figure 4.
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ASSEMBLY
7. Install engine (15) onto engine mount (16)
using four 5/16 x 1-3/4”bolts (17), locknuts (18).
8. Install drive belt (20) on centrifugal clutch pulley
(21) and then on large spindle sheave (22).
9. Reinstall belt shield using plastic thumbnuts
previously removed. See Figure 6.
10. Insert bushings (23) into each lower leg of axle
(24). Install axle flats on inside of main frame
flats, align holes in bushings with rear most
holes in main frame flats. Insert flatwashers
(25) onto 5/8 x 1-1/2” bolts (26) and then insert
bolts through bushings (23) and holes in main
frame. Retain using locknut (27). See Figure 7.
11. Insert height adjustment rod (28) through ears
on top of axle (29). Insert 1/2” x 3-1/2” bolt (30)
through ears and secure with locknut (31).
12. Tighten all bolts to the proper torque according
to the chart on the following page.
13. If any safety or instructional decals are missing
or damaged, replace immediately.
ASSEMBLY
The new 10.5 HP engine does not come equipped with the hole marked (2). To add this hole, attach the cable
ASSEMBLY
bracket (3) to the top hole (1) with the supplied hardware. Using the bottom hole of the bracket as a guide,
drill the lower hole (2) into the motor bracket using a 3/16” drill bit.
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OPERATION SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
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OPERATION
OPERATION
RHINO PM42 ROTARY MOWER
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Rhino PM42 rotary mowers are manufactured with quality material by skilled workers. These mowers are
designed to cut grass, weeds, small brush and other vegetative material up to 1” diameter in areas such as
pastures, industrial areas, and roadsides. The mower is equipped with protective deflectors and/or chain
guards to prevent objects being thrown from the mower by the blades, however, no shielding is 100% effective.
All shields, guards, deflectors, and chains equipped on the unit must be maintained on the mower in good
operational condition.
It is the operator’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of all potential operating hazards and to take every
reasonable precaution to ensure oneself, others, animals, and property are not injured or damaged by the
mower, tractor, or a thrown object. Do not operate the mower if passersby, pets, livestock, or property are
directly in front or to the rear of the unit.
This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate safe and proper mower
use to the operator. Pictures contained in this section are intended to be used as a visual aid to assist in
explaining the operation of a rotary mower and are not of a PM42 cutter. Some pictures may show shields
removed for purposes of clarity. NEVER OPERATE this implement without all shields in place and in good
operational condition. The operator must be familiar with the mower and tractor operation and all associated
safety practices before operating the mower and tractor. Proper operation of the PM42 mower, as detailed in
this manual, will help ensure years of safe and satisfactory use of the mower.
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY SECTION OF THIS
MANUAL AND THE TRACTOR MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT. If you do not understand any of the instructions, contact your nearest authorized dealer for a
full explanation. Pay close attention to all safety signs and safety messages contained in this manual and
those affixed to the implement and tractor. OPS-U- 0001
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or
death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the
Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards. (SG-2)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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OPERATION
1. Standard Equipment and Specifications
PM42
Grass
Cutting Height
1-3/4”-6”
Cutting Width
42”
Overall Width
59”
Overall Length
77”
Output Shaft Diameter
1-3/8” With Tapered Roller Bearings
Clutch
Std.
Belt Drive
“B” Section
Skid Shoes
Std.
Front and Rear Deflectors
Rubber Belting
Kill Switch Tether Cord
Std.
Weight (Approx.)
451 lbs. (With 10.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Engine)
Hitch
Clevis
Blades
7/16” x 3”, Updraft, 1/2” x 4” Updraft
Blade Tip Speed
16,490 FPM
Deck Thickness
11 Ga
Tire
13” x 5” Pneumatic with Sealant
*Ratings based on actual field performance.
The Mower is designed for certain mowing applications and is rated to cut up to a specific
size vegetation (see Mower Standard Equipment and Specifications). DO NOT use this
mower to cut vegetation above the Mower’s rated capacity or to cut any type of nonvegetative material. Only operate this Mower on a properly sized and equipped Tractor. Operating this Mower
in an application for which it is not designed and/or operating the Mower with the wrong size Tractor can cause
Mower component damage and equipment failure resulting in possible serious injury or death. (SGM-14)
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OPERATION
Cutting Capacity (Max.)
OPERATION
OPERATION
2. OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
Safe operation of the unit is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and
understands the implement and tractor Operator’s Manuals and is experienced in implement and tractor
operation and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual,
safety signs are affixed to the implement and tractor. If any part of the operation and safe use of this
equipment is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete explanation.
If the operator cannot read the manuals for themselves or does not completely understand the operation of the
equipment, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to read and explain the manuals, safety practices, and
operating instructions to the operator.
Safe operation of equipment requires that the operator wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
for the job conditions when attaching, operating, servicing, and repairing the equipment. PPE is designed to
provide operator protection and includes the following safety wear:
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Protective Eye Glasses, Goggles, or Face
Shield
Hard Hat
Steel Toe Safety Footwear
Gloves
Hearing Protection
Close Fitting Clothing
Respirator or Filter Mask (depends on
operating conditions) OPS-U- 0002
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement.
Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely.
Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication
must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the
medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely.
NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their
alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the
operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
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OPERATION
3. TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
The tractor used to operate the mower must have the power capacity to lift, pull, and operate the Power Take
Off (PTO) at 540 revolutions per minute (rpm) while traveling at a ground speed between 2 and 5 MPH.
Operating the mower with a tractor that does not meet the following requirements may cause tractor or mower
damage and be a potential danger to the operator and passersby.
Tractor Requirements and Capabilities
•
ASABE approved Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or ROPS cab and seat belt.
ATV Safety Devices.......................... Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting
Briggs and Stratton Engine:
-Minimum .................. 10.5 HP
Front End Weight ............................. As needed to maintain 20% weight on front axle
3.1 ROPS and Seat Belt
The tractor must be equipped with a Roll-Over-Protective-Structure (ROPS) (tractor cab or roll-bar) and seat
belt to protect the operator from falling off the tractor, especially during a roll over where the driver could be
crushed and killed. Only operate the tractor with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt fastened.
Tractor model not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed by an
authorized dealer. OPS-U- 0003
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or
even death could result from falling off the tractor--particularly during a turnover
when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS. (SG-7)
3.2 Tractor Safety Devices
If transporting or operating the tractor and implement near a public roadway, the tractor must be equipped with
proper warning lighting and a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem which are clearly visible from the rear of
the unit. Lights and a SMV emblem must be equipped directly on implements if the visibility of the tractor
warning signals are obscured.
Maintain all manufacturer equipped safety shields and guards. Always replace shields and guards that were
removed for access to connect, service, or repair the tractor or implement. Never operate the tractor PTO
with the PTO master shield missing or in the raised position. OPS-U- 0004
3.3 Tractor Horsepower
The horsepower required to operate the mower depends on several operating factors including the vegetation
to be cut, terrain condition, operator experience, condition of the mower and tractor, and others. For most
mowing conditions, the CY60 mower requires a tractor with a minimum of 30 HP and the CY72 mower requires
a tractor with a minimum of 40 HP. Operating the mower with a tractor that does not have adequate power may
damage the tractor engine. Exceeding 75 HP may cause mower damage by overpowering the unit in heavy
cutting conditions.
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3.4 3-Point Hitch
The tractor 3-point hitch must be rated to lift at least
1010 lbs. if attaching a CY60 and 1338 lbs. if
attaching a CY72 mower.
CY60/72 mowers can attach to tractor’s with either
a CAT I or II hitch. Refer to the tractor operator’s
manual for the category of the tractor used. If the
hitch does not conform to ASAE Cat I or II
dimensions, the mower may not fit or raise properly.
Consult an authorized dealer for possible
modification procedures to mount nonconforming
hitches.
Use the correct hitch pins for the hitch category
being used. For a Cat I hitch, 7/8” lower and 3/4”
upper diameter hitch pins are used and Cat II
hitches require 1-1/8” lower and 1” upper diameter
hitch pins.
CAT I Implement / Hitch Specification
CAT II Implement/ Hitch Specification
Width from outside to outside A-frame.......... 26 7/8”
Quick Hitch width inside lug to lug ............... 27 1/8”
Height from bottom hitch pin to top pin ............... 18”
Lower pin diameter ............................................ 7/8”
Upper pin diameter ........................................... 3/4”
Lynch pin diameter ........................................ 15/32”
Width from outside to outside A-frame ........ 32-3/8”
Quick Hitch width inside lug to lug ............... 33-5/8”
Height from bottom hitch pin to top pin .............. 19”
Lower pin diameter ...................................... 1-1/18”
Upper pin diameter .............................................. 1”
Lynch pin diameter ....................................... 15/32”
3.5 Front End Weight
A minimum of 20% total tractor weight must be maintained on the tractor front end at all times. Front end
weight is critical to maintain steering control and to prevent the tractor from rearing up while driving. If the
front end is too light, add weight until a minimum of 20% total weight is reached on the front tires. Front
weights and weight carriers can be purchased through an authorized tractor dealership. OPS-U- 0005
3.6 Power Take Off (PTO)
Depending on the unit, the mower is designed to operate at a PTO speed of 540 or 1000 RPM. Most tractors
operate at either 540, or a combination of 540 and 1000 RPM PTO speeds. The operating speed of the
mower and tractor can be determined by the number of splines on the driveline yoke and PTO output shaft.
Those operating at 540 RPM will have a 6-spline shaft and those operating at 1000 RPM will have a 21-spline
shaft or a 1-3/4” 20 spline shaft. Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for instructions to change PTO speeds on
models that operate at more than one speed.
If operating an older model tractor where the tractor’s transmission and PTO utilize one master clutch, an
over-running clutch must be used between the PTO output shaft and the driveline of the mower. An
authorized tractor dealer can provide the over-running clutch and its installation if needed. OPS-U- 0006
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OPERATION
DO NOT use a PTO adapter to attach a non-matching Implement driveline to a Tractor
PTO. Use of an adapter can double the operating speed of the Implement resulting in
excessive vibration, thrown objects, and blade and implement failure. Adapter use will also
change the working length of the driveline exposing unshielded driveline areas. Serious
bodily injury and/or equipment failure can result from using a PTO adapter. Consult an
authorized dealer for assistance if the Implement driveline does not match the Tractor PTO.
(S3PT-14)
4. GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR
Before getting onto the tractor, the operator must read and completely understand the implement and tractor
operator manuals. If any part of either manual is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for
a complete explanation. OPS-U- 0007
Do not mount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount the Tractor
only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely stopped. (SG-12)
4.1 Boarding the Tractor
Use both hands and equipped handrails and steps for support when boarding the tractor. Never use control
levers for support when mounting the tractor. Seat yourself in the operator’s seat and secure the seat belt
around you.
Never allow passengers to ride on the tractor or attached equipment. Riders can easily fall off and be
seriously injured or killed from falling off and being ran over. It is the operator’s responsibility to forbid all extra
riders at all times. OPS-U- 0008
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and
responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they
have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in
proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large
enough to reach and operate the controls easily. (SG-11)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
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OPERATION
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Implement input driveline is directly connected
to the Tractor transmission. Tractor braking distances can be substantially increased by
the momentum of the rotating Mower blades driving the Tractor transmission even though
the Tractor clutch has been disengaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor
PTO and the Mower driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation. (S3PT-16)
OPERATION
4.2 Dismounting the Tractor
OPERATION
Before dismounting, park the tractor and implement on a reasonably level surface, apply the parking brake,
idle the engine down, disengage the PTO, and lower the implement to the ground. Shut down the tractor
engine according to the operator’s manual, remove the key, and wait for all motion to completely stop. Never
leave the seat until the tractor, its engine and all moving parts have come to a complete stop.
Use hand rails and steps when exiting the tractor. Be careful of your step and use extra caution when mud,
ice, snow or other matter has accumulated on the steps or hand rails. Use all handrails and steps for support
and never rush or jump off the tractor. OPS-U- 0009
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always engage the brake and/or set
the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the
engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the
tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor
from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine
is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only. (SG-9)
5. STARTING THE TRACTOR
The operator must have a complete understanding of the placement, function, and operational use of all
tractor controls before starting the tractor. Review the tractor operator’s manual and consult an authorized
dealer for tractor operation instructions if needed.
Essential Tractor Controls:
• Locate the light control lever.
• Locate the engine shut off control.
• Locate the brake pedals and the clutch.
• Locate the PTO control.
• Locate the 3-point hitch control lever.
• Locate the hydraulic remote control levers.
Before starting the tractor ensure the following:
• Conduct all pre-start operation inspection and service according to the tractor operator’s manual.
• Make sure all guards, shields, and other safety devices are securely in place.
• The parking brake is on.
• The PTO control lever is disengaged.
• The 3-point hitch control lever is in the lowered position.
• The hydraulic remote control levers are in the neutral position.
• The tractor transmission levers are in park or neutral.
Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for tractor starting procedures. Only start the tractor while seated and
belted in the tractor operator’s seat. Never bypass the ignition switch by short circuiting the starter solenoid.
After the tractor engine is running, avoid accidental contact with the tractor transmission to prevent sudden
and unexpected tractor movement. OPS-U-0028
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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OPERATION
Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
Use extreme caution when connecting the mower to the tractor. The mower should be securely resting at
ground level or setting on blocks. Keep hands and feet from under the mower deck and clear of pinch points
between the tractor hitch arms and mower pins. OPS-R-0001
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
1. Make sure the tractor is equipped with the
correct PTO shaft. Change shafts if needed.
2. Shorten or remove the tractor drawbar to avoid
interference when raising and lowering the
mower.
3. Board the tractor and start the engine. Position
the tractor to the mower with the 3-point lift
arms positioned between the respective set of
mower A-frame lift lugs. Note: Set the 3-point
lift control to “Position Control” so that the lift
arms maintain a constant height when attaching
the mower. See the tractor Operator’s Manual
for correct settings when attaching 3-point
equipment.
4. Turn off the tractor engine and dismount.
5. One lift arm at a time, align arm end hole
between the set of A-frame lift lugs. Insert hitch
pin through the lug and arm holes and insert
retaining pin into hitch pin.
6. Walk around to opposite side and repeat
procedure for remaining lift arm and hitch pin.
7. Extend or retract 3-point top link to align its end
hole with the holes of the mower’s top link.
Insert the top link hitch pin and insert retaining
pin into hitch pin.
8. Adjust any lower link check chains, guide
blocks, or sway blocks to prevent the mower
from swaying side to side and possible contact
with tractor rear tires.
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OPERATION
6. CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR
OPERATION
NOTE: Offset Adaptor Hitches are available to position the mower to the left or right. Mowers with Offset Adaptor hitches connect to the 3-Point hitch the same way as the mower A-frame. See Offset Adaptor Hitch in the
Assembly Section for details to equip the mower with this feature.
OPERATION
7. SETTING THE MOWER
Properly setting the cutting height is essential for efficient and safe operation. A properly set mower will make
a more uniform cut, distribute clippings more evenly, require minimal tractor work, and follow the contour of
uneven terrain. NOTE: Avoid very low cutting heights, striking the ground with the blades gives the most
damaging shock loads and will cause damage to the mower and drive. Blades contacting the ground may
cause objects to be thrown out from under the mower deck. Always avoid operating the mower at a height
which causes the blades to contact the ground. OPS-U- 0010
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
7.1 Setting Mower Height
1. Park the tractor and mower on level ground.
2. Using the 3-point hitch control lever, position
the front of the mower with the side skids 1”
less off the ground than desired cut height. For
example, for a 3” cut, position the skids 2” from
the ground. Set the 3-point control lever stop at
this position to maintain this height when
raising and lowering the mower.
3. Shut down the tractor and remove the key.
4. Level the mower deck front to rear by extending
or retracting the 3-point top link.
5. Level the mower side to side by manipulating
one lower lift arm length. On most tractors, at
least one of the lift arms is designed to allow for
manipulation of its length.
Shortening or
extending will allow for deck leveling from side
to side.
6. Securely block up the mower at this height.
7. Remove the bolts securing the tailwheel beam
positioning bracket to the support brackets and
allow the tailwheel to rest at ground level. Align
beam and positioning brackets holes with
closest set of holes in support brackets and
reinstall bolts securing the beam in position.
Tighten all bolts and nuts.
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OPERATION
8. Extend the tractor’s top 3-point link so that
when lifting the mower, the front of the deck will
raise 2 to 2½" before the tail wheel leaves the
ground. This will allow the mower to follow the
contour of uneven terrain.
7.2 Setting Deck Pitch
To facilitate safe and efficient operation, the mower
should be operated with the deck approximately
3/4” LOWER IN THE FRONT THAN THE REAR.
Operating the mower at this pitch will allow the
mower to cut the grass only once and requires less
work from the tractor. In addition, a more even
distribution of the clippings from the rear of the
mower will be achieved with this deck pitch.
Adjust the leveling rods linking the tongue to the
rear axle until the front of the mower is at least 3/4”
lower in the front that than the rear. To lower the
front, lengthen the leveling rods and to raise the
front shorten the leveling rods. IMPORTANT:
Adjust the leveling rods the same amount and
maintain equal tension in the rods. Improper
adjustment may cause rods to snap or bend. Retighten the jamnuts after the deck pitch has been set. OPS-R0002
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OPERATION
NOTE: Install optional check chains when there is a problem with the hydraulic 3-Point lift maintaining a set
height or when a constant pre-adjusted cut height is required. See Check Chains in the Assembly Section for
this accessory.
OPERATION
OPERATION
8. DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT
The driveline yoke and tractor PTO shaft must be
dirt free and greased for attachment.
To connect the mower driveline to the tractor
PTO output shaft, pull the driveline yoke collar
back and align the grooves and splines of the
yoke with those of the PTO shaft. Push the
driveline yoke onto the PTO shaft, release the
locking collar, and position the yoke until the
locking collar balls are seated onto the PTO
shaft. Push and pull the driveline back and forth
several times to ensure a secure attachment.
After the driveline is securely attached, place the
tractor PTO master shield back in the operating
position. OPS-R-0003
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. A driveline not attached correctly to the
Tractor PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the
Implement. (S3PT-17)
8.1 Driveline Length Check
Before operating the Implement, check to make sure the Implement input driveline will not
bottom out or become disengaged. Bottoming out occurs when the inner shaft penetrates
the outer housing until the assembly becomes solid-it can shorten no more. Bottoming out
can cause serious damage to the Tractor PTO by pushing the PTO into the Tractor and
through the support bearings or downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off. A broken
driveline can cause personal injury. (S3PT-18)
When fitting the mower to the tractor, the telescoping driveline must be inspected to ensure that at its most
compressed position, the profiles do not “bottom out”, and when at its farthest extended position, there is
sufficient engagement between the profiles to operate safely. At its shortest length, there must be at least a 1”
clearance between each profile end and opposite profile universal joint. At its farthest operating extension, a
minimum profile engagement of 9” must be maintained.
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“Bottoming Out” Check Procedure
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Shorten the driveline profiles as follows:
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Remove the driveline from the tractor.
Raise and lower the mower to find the position
with the shortest distance between the tractor
PTO shaft and cutter gearbox. Shut down the
tractor and securely block the mower in this
position.
Pull driveline apart and reattach yoke to PTO
shaft.
Hold driveline sections parallel to one another
and measure back 1” from yoke of each shaft
and place mark on opposite section. Cut this
length off with a saw.
Round off all sharp edges and debur.
Thoroughly grease then reinstall the driveline.
Recheck for proper operation.
Engagement Check Procedure
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With the driveline attached, raise and lower the mower within its operating range. Position the mower to
the point where the telescoping driveline is at its maximum extension. Completely shut down the tractor
and secure in position.
Mark the inner driveline shield 1/8” from the end of the outer shield.
Disconnect the driveline from the tractor and separate the two driveline halves.
Measure the distance from the mark to the end of the inner profile. This length is the amount the driveline
profiles were engaged.
If the engaged length is less than 9”, the shaft is considered too short and should be replaced with a longer
shaft. Consult an authorized dealer to purchase the required driveline length.
NOTE: When raising the mower, at least 1” clearance must be maintained between the driveline and the
mower deck. If necessary, place an upper lift stop on the 3-point hitch control lever to limit the height the
mower can be raised. OPS-R-0005_E
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OPERATION
Disconnect driveline from the tractor and slide
the profiles together until fully compressed.
Place a mark on the inner shield 1/8” from the
end of the outer shield.
Reattach the driveline to the PTO Shaft.
Raise the mower and watch the driveline as it
approaches the mark. If the distance between
the mark and the end of the outer shield tube
becomes less than 2” at any point, the driveline
must be shortened. OPS-R-0004_A
OPERATION
9. PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE
OPERATION
Before each use, a pre-operation inspection and service of the implement and tractor must be performed.
This includes routine maintenance and scheduled lubrication, inspecting that all safety devices are equipped
and functional, and performing needed repairs. DO NOT operate the unit if the pre-operation inspection
reveals any condition affecting safe operation. Perform repairs and replacement of damaged and missing
parts as soon as noticed. By performing a thorough pre-operation inspection and service, valuable down time
and repair cost can be avoided. OPS-U-0029
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause
immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when
necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn
or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have
cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining
this machine in good working order. (SG-21)
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OPERATION
9.1 Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
9.2 Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Before each mower use, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the mower is in a good and
safe working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced immediately. To
ensure the mower is ready for operation, conduct the following. OPS-R-0007
The operator’s manual and safety signs affixed on
the unit contain important instructions on the safe
and proper use of the equipment. Maintain these
important safety features on the implement in good
condition to ensure the information is available to
the operator at all times.
• Ensure the manual canister is secured to the
equipment with the operator’s manual inside.
• Ensure all safety signs are in place and legible.
Replace missing, damaged, and illegible
decals. OPS-U- 0011
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OPERATION
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual to ensure a
complete pre-operation inspection and scheduled
service
is
performed
according
to
the
manufacturers recommendations. The following
are some of the items that require daily service and
inspection:
• Tire condition/air pressure
• Wheel lug bolts
• Steering linkage
• PTO shield
• SMV sign is clean and visible
• Tractor’s lights are clean and functional
• Tractor Seat belt is in good condition
• Tractor ROPS is in good condition
• ROPS is in the raised position
• No tractor oil leaks
• Radiator free of debris
• Engine oil level and condition
• Engine coolant level and condition
• Power brake fluid level
• Power steering fluid level
• Fuel condition and level
• Sufficient lubrication at all lube points
• Air filter condition OPS-U-0030
OPERATION
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Ensure the mower hitch is securely attached to
the tractor drawbar with a proper size bolt and
secured nut.
Ensure that a properly rated safety tow chain is
equipped securing the mower to the tractor.
Check that the driveline is securely attached to
the tractor and the clamping cone is seated in
the groove of the PTO shaft. OPS-R-0008_A
Ensure deflectors and/or chainguards are in
position and not damaged. Replace worn,
broken, and missing pieces. OPS-R-0038
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not
limited to) - the Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel Guards, Gearbox
Shields, PTO integral shields, and Retractable Door Shields should
be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety devices should be
inspected carefully at least daily for missing or broken components. Missing, broken,
or worn items must be replaced at once to reduce the possibility of injury or death
from thrown objects, entanglement, or blade contact. (SGM-3)
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Inspect the gearbox oil level. A low oil level is a
warning sign that the gearbox may be cracked
or its seal is damaged and needs replacement.
Ensure the gearbox vent is in place and free
from clogs. OPS-R-0040
Inspect blades and blade bolts for looseness
and excessive wear. Make sure the mower is
securely blocked up before crawling beneath.
Replace damaged, worn and missing blades as
complete sets to maintain rotary balance during
operation.
Ensure carrier hub nut is tightened with the
cotter pin inserted and spread. OPS-R-0041
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OPERATION
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Ensure the tractor PTO master shield and the
mower slip clutch shield are in place, lowered,
and in good condition.
Ensure the driveline integral shield is in good
condition and rotates freely.
Ensure the driveline slip clutch (if equipped) is
properly adjusted. OPS-R-0039
OPERATION
9.3 Cutting Component Inspection
OPERATION
Inspect blade pan and blade assembly for the following:
OPS-U-0031
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Inspect the Blades daily for abnormal wear. REPLACE BOTH BLADES on that carrier
IMMEDIATELY if either blade has:
•Become bent or deformed from it’s original shape or
Any cracks are visible, or
Deep gouges in the blade’s surface are persent, or
Gouges or chipped areas in the cutting edge are larger than 1/2”(12.7mm), or
The material on the leading edge has been worn away by more than 1/2(12.7mm)”
Failure to replace abnormally worn blades may lead to catastrophic failure of the blades and ejection of the
broken part with tremendous force which may cause serious bodily injury or death. OPS-U-0032
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OPERATION
9.4 Blade Bolt Inspection
Inspect Blade Bolt Head daily for wear as followed:
OPERATION
Inspect the Blade Bolt Heads daily for abnormal wear. REPLACE BOTH BLADE BOLTS on
the Blades IMMEDIATELY if either blade bolts has:
• Visible cracks or
• If the blade bolt crown is worn off or
• If Blade Bolt has gouges or chipped areas.
Failure to replace abnormally worn blade bolts may lead to catastrophic failure of the blades and ejection of
the broken part which may cause serious bodily injury or death.
Always replace Blade Bolts with new bolts whenever replacing the Blades. OPS-U-0037
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OPERATION
OPERATION
Tractor PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Mower ID#________________
Make ____________________
Date:
Shift
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____________________
Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all
rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake
engaged. Make sure the mower is resting on the ground or securely blocked
up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The flashing lights function properly
The SMV Sign is clean and visible
The tires are in good condition with proper pressure
The wheel lug bolts are tight
The tractor brakes are in good condition
The steering linkage is in good condition
There are no visible oil leaks
The hydraulic controls function properly
The ROPS or ROBS Cab is in good condition
The seatbelt is in place and in good condition
The 3-point hitch is in good condition
The drawbar pins are securely in place
The PTO master shield is in place
The engine oil level is full
The brake fluid level is full
The power steering fluid level is full
The fuel level is adequate
The engine coolant fluid level is full
The radiator is free of debris
The air filter is in good condition
Operator’s Signature:
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or MOWER
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OPERATION
Rotary Mower PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Mower ID#________________
Make ____________________
Date:
Shift
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Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The Operator’s Manual is in the canister on the mower
All safety decals are in place and legible
The tongue/hitch connection bolts & pins are tight
There are no cracks in tongue or hitch
The tow chain is secured to the tractor & mower
The hydraulic cylinders pins are tight
There are no leaking or damaged hoses
The mower deck is clear of cut grass and debris
Chain guards/deflectors are in place & in good condition
Driveline/gearbox shields are in good condition
Driveline clutches are in good condition; not frozen
Driveline telescoping members & U-joints are lubricated
Driveline yokes are securely attached to PTO & mower
Gearbox mounting bolts are tight
Gearbox oil is at the proper level
Blade carrier retaining nut is tight
Blades are not chipped, cracked or bent
Blade bolts are tight
Wheel lug nuts are tight
Transport locks are in good condition
Operator’s Signature:
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or MOWER
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OPERATION
Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all
rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake
engaged. Make sure the mower is resting on the ground or securely blocked
up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
OPERATION
10. DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
Safe tractor transport requires the operator possess a thorough knowledge of the model being operated and
precautions to take while driving with an attached implement. Ensure the tractor has the capacity to handle the
weight of the implement and the tractor operating controls are set for safe transport. To ensure safety while
driving the tractor with an attached implement, review the following. OPS-U- 0012
OPERATION
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the
equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this
equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and
how it handles before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering
and brakes are in good condition and operate properly.
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for
you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes smoothly
to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As you increase
the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases.
Determine the maximum
transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this equipment.
Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only after
you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use extreme care
and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from
turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this equipment before
operating on roads or uneven ground.
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly control
the equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes
or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance
increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use
the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
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10.1 Starting the Tractor
The procedure to start the tractor is model specific.
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for starting
procedures for your particular tractor. Consult an
authorized dealer if the starting procedure is
unclear. Ensure the 3-point control lever is in the
lowered position and the PTO is disengaged before
starting the tractor. OPS-U-0033
Make sure the tractor brakes are in good
operating condition. Tractor brakes can be set to
operate independently allowing single rear wheel
braking action or locked together to provide
simultaneous rear wheel braking. FOR MOST
DRIVING AND OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE
BRAKE PEDALS SHOULD BE LOCKED
TOGETHER TO PROVIDE THE MOST
EFFECTIVE BRAKING ACTION.
Always disengage the tractor differential lock
when turning. When engaged the differential lock
will prevent or limit the tractor from turning. During
normal cutting conditions, locking the differential
provides no benefit and should not be used.
OPS-U- 0013
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes.
When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance increases; use
extreme care and reduce your speed in these conditions. When operating in traffic, always
use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around
you and watch out for the other guy.
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10.2 Brake and Differential Lock Setting
OPERATION
OPERATION
10.3 Raising the Mower
Using the tractor 3-point hitch control lever, raise
the mower off the ground about 6”, or just high
enough to clear any ground obstacles. When
raising the mower, make sure all connection points
are securely attached and at least 1” clearance is
maintained between the driveline and the deck. If
necessary, place an upper lift stop on the 3-point
hitch control lever to limit the height the mower can
be raised to avoid driveline damage. OPS-R-0042
10.2 Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines
When crossing ditches with steep banks or going up
sharp inclines, it is possible that the main driveline
inner profile will penetrate into the outer housing to its
maximum depth until the assembly becomes solid
(driveline is at its extreme shortest length). This type
of abusive operation can cause serious damage to
the tractor and mower drive by pushing the PTO into
the tractor and through the support bearings or
downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off.
Damage resulting from over-collapse of the driveline’s inner profile and its outer housing
may allow the driveline to come loose from the Tractor which could cause bodily injury to the
operator or bystanders and/or extensive damage to the Tractor or Implement. OPS-R-0020
When contronted with an incline or ditch, do not
approach from an angle which is perpendicular or
straight on as damaged to over collapse of the
driveline may occur.
When crossing such terrain, the implement should
be fully lowered for a lower center of gravity and
added stability. OPS-R-0021
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11. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
THE OPERATOR MUST COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT AND ALL CONTROLS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE. The operator must read and
understand the Safety and Operation Sections of the implement and tractor operator’s manuals. These
manuals must be read and explained to any operator who cannot read. Never allow someone to operate the
implement and tractor without complete operating instructions.
Before starting any operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be worked in and any
obstacles and hazards contained within to ensure safety to the operator, bystanders, and equipment. Special
attention should be paid to foreign debris, rough terrain, steep slopes, and passersby and animals in the area.
OPS-U- 0015
Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects such
as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
mowing. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent
machine damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that cannot be removed
must be clearly marked and carefully avoided by the operator. Stop mowing immediately if
blades strike a foreign object. Repair all damage and make certain rotor or blade carrier is
balanced before resuming mowing. (SGM-5)
Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become entangled in the
operating parts of the mower head. These items could then swing outside the housing at
greater velocities than the blades. Such a situation is extremely hazardous and could result
in serious injury or even death. Inspect the cutting area for such objects before mowing. Remove any like
object from the site. Never allow the cutting blades to contact such items. (SGM-6)
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Inclines and ditches should be approached along a
line which is at an angle as shown. This type of
path will reduce the possibility of over-collapse of
the driveline and resulting damage. If the gradient
is so steep that such an approach increases the
possibility of a tractor roll-over, select an alternate
crossing path.
When operating the tractor and mower across
slopes and inclines, through ditches, and other
uneven terrain conditions, it is important to maintain
sufficient deck to ground clearance. Blade contact
with the ground may cause soil, rocks and other
debris to be thrown out from under the mower
resulting in possible injury and/or property damage.
Ground contact also produces a severe shock load
on the mower drive and to the mower blades
resulting in possible damage and premature wear.
OPS-R-0022
OPERATION
OPERATION
11.1 Foreign Debris Hazards
Before mowing, inspect the area to make sure
there are no foreign objects that the mower blades
could hit or become entangled with. Remove all
foreign objects and debris. If objects are too big to
remove, mark them clearly and be sure to prevent
the mower blades from contacting them.
If you hit a solid object or foreign debris, stop the
mower and tractor at once. Immediately idle the
engine speed and disengage the PTO. Wait for all
mower rotating motion to stop, then raise the
mower and move the tractor and implement off the
object. Inspect the area and remove, or mark the
location of the debris. Inspect the condition of the
mower and make any needed repairs immediately.
Make sure the blades are not damaged and the
carrier is balanced before resuming operation.
Always wear your seat belt securely fastened and
only operate the tractor and mower with the ROPS
in the raised position. If the tractor or mower hits a
tree stump, rock, or bump, a sudden movement
could throw you off of the seat and under the
tractor and/or mower. The seat belt is your best
protection from falling off the tractor and the ROPS
provides protection from being crushed during a
tractor roll-over. OPS-R-0023
11.2 Bystanders/Passersby Precautions
If a bystander comes within 300 feet of the tractor while the mower is being operated, stop the tractor at once,
idle the engine and disengage the PTO. Do not engage the PTO again until all bystanders are well past the
300 foot distance. OPS-R-0024
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11.3 Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO)
Before engaging the PTO, make certain that the area is clear of bystanders and passersby. The implement
must be completely lowered and the deck positioned at a safe operating height. NEVER engage the PTO with
the implement in the raised position.
Set the tractor engine speed at approximately 1,000 RPM before engaging the PTO. Shift the PTO control to
the on position, and slowly increase the engine speed until the PTO is operating at the rated speed. If you
hear unusual noises or see or feel abnormal vibrations, disengage the PTO immediately. Inspect the
implement to determine the cause of the noise or vibration and repair the abnormality. OPS-U- 0027
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for any
reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the Mower deck
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard
and could cause serious injury or even death from objects thrown from the Blades. (SRM-7)
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
in serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped
and the decks are securely blocked up. (SGM-9)
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Rotary Mowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwing
objects for great distances (300 feet or more) and causing serious injury
or death. Follow safety messages carefully.
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Bands are installed and in good, workable
condition;
-Mower sections or Wings are running close to and parallel to the ground without exposed
Blades;
-Passersby are outside the existing thrown-object zone;
-All areas have been thoroughly inspected and all foreign material such as rocks, cans,
glass, and general debris has been removed.
NOTE: Where there are grass and weeds high enough to hide debris that could be struck
by the blades, the area should be: inspected and large debris removed, mowed at an
intermediate height, inspected, closely with any remaining debris being removed, and
mowed again at desired final height. (This will also reduce power required to mow, reduce
wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut material better, reduce streaking, and
make the final cut more uniform). (SRM-1)
OPERATION
OPERATION
11.4 PTO RPM and Ground Speed
Ground speed for mowing will depend upon the height, type, and density of vegetation to be cut.
Recommended speed for efficient mower performance is between 2 and 5 mph(3-8 kph). Operate the mower
at its full rated PTO speed to maintain blade speed for a clean cut. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual or
the tractor instrument panel for the engine speed and gear to provide the required PTO and desired ground
speed. Make sure that the mower is operating at its full rated speed before entering the vegetation to be cut.
If it becomes necessary to temporarily regulate engine speed, increase or decrease the throttle gradually.
Ground speed is achieved by transmission gear selection and not by the engine operating speed. The
operator may be required to experiment with several gear range combinations to determine the best gear and
range which provides the most ideal performance from the mower and most efficient tractor operation. As the
severity of cutting conditions increase, the ground speed should be decreased by selecting a lower gear to
maintain the proper operating PTO speed. OPS-R-0025
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO speeds can cause
Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in serious injury or death. (SG-26)
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower. The
correct mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass type, density, and height of
cut. Normal ground speed range is from 2 to 5 mph(3-8 kph). Use slow mowing speeds
when operating on or near steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power lines, or when
debris and foreign objects are to be avoided. (SGM-7)
11.5 Operating the Mower
Only operate the mower from the tractor operator’s seat with the seatbelt securely fastened. The tractor must
be equipped with a ROPS in the raised position or a ROPS cab.
The mower is designed to cut vegetation up to 3” in diameter. Sharp blades will produce a cleaner cut and
require less power. Travel at a speed that allows the mower sufficient time to cut through the vegetation and
maintain the PTO operating speed to prevent overloading the mower and tractor. Choose a driving pattern
that provides the maximum pass length and minimizes turning.
Under certain conditions, tractor tires may roll some grasses down preventing them from being cut at the
same height as the surrounding area. When this occurs, reduce the tractor ground speed while maintaining
the operating speed of the mower. A slower ground speed will permit grasses to at least partially rebound and
be cut. Taking a partial cut and/or reversing the direction of travel may also help produce a cleaner cut.
Avoid mowing in the reverse direction when possible. In situations where the mower must be backed to
access areas to be cut, make sure there are no persons or other foreign debris behind the mower before
mowing in reverse. When mowing in reverse, operate the tractor and mower at a reduced ground speed to
ensure tractor and mower control is maintained. OPS-R-0026_A
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows
closed. (SGM-11)
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Mow only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with adequate artificial
lighting. Never mow in darkness or foggy conditions where you cannot clearly see at least
100 yards(90 m) in front and to the sides of the tractor and mower. Make sure that you can
clearly see and identify passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions,
power lines, debris and foreign objects. If you are unable to clearly see these type of items
discontinue mowing. (SGM-1)
(SGM-8)
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of equipment and grass fires
while operating, servicing, and repairing the Mower and Tractor:
-Equip the Tractor with a fire extinguisher in an accesible location.
-Do Not operate the Mower on a Tractor with an underframe exhaust.
-Do Not smoke or have an open flame near the Mower and Tractor.
-Do Not drive into burning debris or freshly burnt areas.
-Ensure slip clutches are properly adjusted to prevent excessive slippage and plate heating.
-Never allow clippings or debris to collect near drivelines, slip clutches, and gearboxes.
Periodically shut down the Tractor and Mower and clean clippings and collected debris from
the mower deck. (SGM-12)
When you get to the end of a pass, slightly raise the
mower (2-4”) before turning. Never raise the
mower entirely while the blades are turning. If the
mower must be raised higher than 12” from ground
level, disengage the tractor PTO and wait for all
mower rotation to come to a complete stop before
proceeding to raise the mower.
When turning, the angle between the tractor and
mower should not be so great that a clattering of
the U-joints occurs.
Sharp turns can cause
premature failure of the joints and place pressure
on the tractor PTO shaft and could cause extensive
mechanical damage to the mower and tractor.
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Avoid mowing in reverse direction when possible. Check to make sure there are no
persons behind the mower and use extreme care when mowing in reverse. Mow only at a
slow ground speed where you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower.
Never mow an area that you have not inspected and removed debris or foreign material.
OPERATION
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for any
reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the Mower deck
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard
and could cause serious injury or even death from objects thrown from the Blades. (SRM-7)
OPERATION
Large, dense, or wet vegetation may need to be
mowed in two or more passes to achieve a uniform
cut. In such conditions, raise the cutting height to
12” or more on the first pass. OPS-R-0043
Then lower the mower to the desired height and
mow the vegetation a second time. If possible,
select a mowing pattern that is at a 90 degree angle
to the first pass to reduce streaking for a more
uniform cut. OPS-R-0044
Stay alert and watch for trees, low hanging limbs,
power lines, and other overhead obstacles and solid
ground objects while you are operating. Use care
to avoid hitting these items. OPS-R-0028_A
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11.6 Shutting Down the Implement
To shut down the implement, first bring the tractor
to a complete stop. Then slow down the implement
by reducing the engine speed before disengaging
the PTO. Wait for all motion to stop before
proceeding to drive or shut down the tractor.
12. DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR
Before disconnecting the mower, the PTO must be
disengaged and blade rotation at a complete stop.
Move the mower to a level storage location and
lower it to the ground. If the mower is not resting
securely on the ground, block the mower up
securely before attempting to disconnect it from
the tractor.
Use extreme care to keep feet and hands from
under the mower and clear of any pinch points
caused by the tractor hitch arms and mower pins.
OPS-R-0030_A
Never stand or allow another person to stand between a running Tractor and the Mower
when disconnecting the Implement from the Tractor 3-point hitch.
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Park the tractor on a level surface, place the
transmission in park or neutral and apply the
parking brake, lower the attached implement to the
ground, shut down the engine, remove the key, and
wait for all motion to come to a complete stop
before exiting the tractor. OPS-U- 0016
OPERATION
OPERATION
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
Never unhitch without using the Tongue Jack. The Tongue is very heavy. Attempting to lift
the Tongue without using the Tongue Jack could cause strains or other injury. Allowing the
tongue to fall suddenly and unexpectedly could result in crushing injury. Use the Tongue
Jack for lifting the Implement only. Overloading the Tongue Jack can cause failure with
possible serious bodily injury or even death. (STI-4)
13. MOWER STORAGE
Properly preparing and storing the mower at the end of the season is critical to maintaining its appearance
and to help ensure years of dependable service. The following are suggested storage procedures:
• Thoroughly clean all debris off the mower to
prevent damage from rotting grass and
standing water.
• Lubricate all mower grease points and fill
gearbox oil levels as detailed in the
maintenance section.
• Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended
torque.
• Check the mower for worn and damaged
parts.
Perform repairs and make
replacements immediately so that the mower
will be ready for use at the start of the next
season.
• Store the mower in a clean, dry place with the
mower housing resting securely on blocks or
at ground level.
• Keep the driveline yoke from sitting in water,
dirt and other contaminants.
• Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the mower.
It is critical that driveline clutches slip when an obstacle or heavy load is encountered to avoid mower and/or
tractor damage. If the mower sits outside for an extended period of time or is exposed to rain and/or humid
air, the clutch lining plates must be inspected to ensure they are not frozen together from rust or corrosion. If
the mower has been exposed to such conditions, at the start of each mowing season, and any time it is
suspected that the slip clutch plates may be frozen together, readjust the slip clutch as detailed in Seasonal
Clutch Maintenance of the maintenance section in this manual. OPS-R-0032_A
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Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
14. TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
Before transporting the tractor and mower, idle the
tractor engine, disengage the PTO and wait for all
mower moving parts to come to a complete stop.
Once all mower parts are completely stopped, raise
the mower to transport height. NOTE: When
raising the mower, maintain 1” clearance between
the driveline and mower deck. If additional mower
deck height is needed for safe transport, disconnect
the driveline from the tractor and secure its end to
the mower deck. The mower can then be raised to
the maximum lift height. OPS-R-0033_A
If the tractor’s hydraulic pump is not independent of
the tractor PTO, or if the tractor PTO has to be run
to have hydraulic power, disconnect the mower
driveline from the tractor PTO output shaft. Secure
the driveline to the mower deck to prevent driveline
damage or loss during transport. OPS-R-0034
14.1 Tire and Wheels
Laminated Sectional Tires are designed for conditions where puncture proof performance is required and
the mower will not be transported for long distances on roadways. Transport speed for laminated tires should
not exceed 10 MPH. Excessive speed can cause damage to the machine and tire sections. Sectional tires
must be installed such that the rubber segments lay with the ground. OPS-R-0035_A
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Inherent hazards of operating the tractor and implement and the possibility of accidents are not left behind
when you finish working in an area. Therefore, the operator must employ good judgement and safe operation
practices when transporting the tractor and implement between locations. By using good judgement and
following safe transport procedures, the possibility of accidents while moving between locations can be
substantially minimized. OPS-U- 0017
OPERATION
OPERATION
14.2 Transporting on Public Roadways
Extreme caution should be used when transporting the tractor and implement on public roadways. The tractor
must be equipped with all required safety warning features including a SMV emblem and flashing warning
lights to alert drivers of the tractor’s presence. Remember that roadways are primarily designed for
automotive drivers and most drivers will not be looking out for you, therefore, you must look out for them.
Check your side view mirrors frequently and remember that vehicles will approach quickly because of the
tractor’s slower speed. Be extremely cautious when the piece of equipment that you are towing is wider than
the tractor tire width and/or extends beyond your lane of the road.
Make sure that a proper size safety tow chain is secured between the tractor and implement before entering a
public road. OPS-U- 0019
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in
such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the
Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local
traffic regulations. (SG-6)
The SMV (Slow-Moving Vehicle) emblem is
universal symbol used to alert drivers of the
presence of equipment traveling on roadways at a
slow speed. SMV signs are a triangular bright
orange with reflective red trim for both easy day and
night visibility. Make sure the SMV sign is clean and
visible from the rear of the unit before transporting
the tractor and implement on a public roadway.
Replace the SMV emblem if faded, damaged, or no
longer reflective. OPS-U- 0020
Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights,
headlights, and brake/tail lights are functioning
properly before proceeding onto public roads. While
newer model tractors have plenty of lighting to
provide warning signals and operating lighting, most
older models are only equipped with operating lights.
Consult an authorized tractor dealer for lighting kits
and modifications available to upgrade the lighting on
older tractor models. OPS-U- 0021
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When operating on public roads, have
consideration for other road users. Pull to the side
of the road occasionally to allow all following traffic
to pass. Do not exceed the legal speed limit set in
your country for agricultural tractors. Always stay
alert when transporting the tractor and implement
on public roads. Use caution and reduce speed if
other vehicles or pedestrians are in the area. OPSU- 0022
14.3 Hauling the Tractor and Implement
Before transporting a loaded tractor and implement,
measure the height and width dimensions and gross
weight of the complete loaded unit. Ensure that the
load will be in compliance with the legal limits set for
the areas that will be traveled through. OPS-U- 0024
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Reduce speed before turning or applying the brakes.
Ensure that both brake pedals are locked together
when operating on public roads. OPS-U- 0023
OPERATION
OPERATION
Use adequately sized and rated trailers and
equipment to transport the tractor and implement.
Consult an authorized dealer to determine the proper
equipment required. Using adequately sized chains,
heavy duty straps, cables and/or binders, securely tie
down both the front and rear of the tractor utilizing the
proper tie down locations as specified by the tractor
manufacturer. OPS-U- 0025
Arrange the chains so that when tightened, the
chains are pulling downward and against
themselves. Carefully tighten the securing chains or
other fasteners using boomers or binders to apply
maximum tension.
Use extreme care when
attaching and removing the securing devices as the
extreme tension involved when released has the
potential to inflict serious injury.
While hauling the tractor and implement, make
occasional stops to check that the tractor and
implement have not moved or shifted and that the
securing chains have maintained tension. If during
transport a hard braking, sharp turning, or swerving
action was performed, stop at the next safe location
to inspect the security of the load. OPS-U- 0026
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15. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Possible Cause
Remedy
Not Cutting Clean
Blades dull.
blade rotation incorrect.
Sharpen or replace Blades.
Use correct Blade for Carrier.
Use Fan Blades in grass.
Increase PTO speed.
Adjust machine level (in very heavy
weeds, 1/2” to 1” low in front).
Use offset Adapter to move Mower to
the left.
Reduce ground speed.
Free blades.
Replace Blade Bolts.
Carrier RPM too low.
Mower not leveled.
Tires mashing down grass.
Ground speed too fast.
Blades locked back.
Blades riding up due to Blade.
Bolt wear.
Blades bent up.
Breaking Blade Bolts
Worn Blade Bolt.
Tighten Blade Bolts to 300 ft./lbs.
(Right Hand Threads).
Replace Bolt.
Cutting Too High
Blades bent up.
Blade Carrier bent.
Blades on upside down.
Replace Blades.
Straighten or replace Blade Carrier.
Turn Blades right side up and tighten.
Mower Vibrates
Blade locked back.
Loosen locked Blade.
Drivelines not phased.
Replace Driveline.
Blade broken.
Replace Blades in sets.
Blade Carrier bent.
Repair or replace Carrier.
Blade Hub not properly seated
Remove Hub, check Key and Shaft,
on Shaft.
and replace or seat properly.
New Blade matched with worn Blade. Replace Blades in sets.
Output Shaft Bent.
Replace Output Shaft.
Mower Windrowing
Cutting heavy material.
Raise Mower and reduce ground
speed.
Blades Wear Fast
Cutting in sandy or rocky conditions
Blades too soft.
Increase cutting height.
Replace Blades with hardened,
high- quality, Rhino Blades from the
manufacturer.
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Problem
OPERATION
OPERATION
Blade Bolts Working Loose
Bolts not tightened.
Bolt hole elongated or oversized.
Locknut worn out.
Tighten Bolts to 300 ft./lbs.
Replace Blade Carrier.
Replace Locknut.
Broken Cross or Cups
Load too high for joint.
Use protective device with joint.
Check joint angles and phasing.
Slow down ground speed or raise
Mower.
End Galling of Cross and Cups Speed too high.
Ears have deformed.
Reduce speed to 540 RPM.
Install thrust washer.
Needle Rollers Have Brinelled
Into Cup and Cross
Load too high for joint.
Check for small joint angles.
Use Slip Clutch.
Check joint angles and phasing.
Shaft or Tube Twisted
Over-loaded.
Replace part and then slow down
ground speed or raise Mower.
Use protective device.
(See Clutch Maintenance).
Tube Broken in Welded Seam
Over-loaded.
Replace part.
(See Clutch Maintenance).
Yoke Broken at Ear Tip
Over-loaded.
Replace part.
(See Clutch Maintenance).
Gearbox Noisy
Improper backlash.
Rough gears.
Worn Bearing.
Refer to Maintenance Section.
Run in or change Gears.
Replace Bearing.
Slip Clutch Slipping
Excessively
Excessive load.
Reduce ground speed and/or raise
Mower.
Replace Springs.
Re-adjust Slip Clutch.
Reduce ground speed and material
intake.
Replace Facings.
Replace Facings.
Clean with emery cloth.
Springs weak.
Improper adjustment.
Too much power for Slip Clutch.
Friction Facings worn.
Oil on Facings.
Friction Facings glazed.
Oil Blowing out Vent Plug
Flat bottomed Vent Plug or
shallow cavity Plug.
Oil level too high.
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Replace with proper Vent Plug,
Cavity in Oil Plug should be
approximately 5/8”
Lower oil level to Plug.
OPERATION
Gearbox Leaking
Damaged Oil Seal.
No Oil Seal.
Oil too light.
Install Shields deformed.
Nylon Bearing worn.
Replace Shield.
Replace Nylon Bearing.
Bent Shaft.
Oil Seal Race rough.
Oil Seal installed wrong.
Oil Seal not sealing in the housing.
Driveline Integral Shields
Rattling or Not Turning Freely
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OPERATION
Bearings loose.
Vent Plug stopped up.
Oil level too high.
Gasket damaged.
Bolts loose.
Replace Seal.
Install Oil Seal.
Use NLGI-000 Grease, or
Mobilux EP023, or Gulf EP023, or
Sun 740-A EP Grease.
Replace Oil Seal and Shaft.
Replace Shaft or repair Race.
Replace Seal.
Replace Seal or use a sealant on O.D.
of Seal.
Adjust Bearings.
Open Vent Plug.
Drain oil to proper level.
Replace Gasket.
Tighten Bolts.
MAINTENANCE SECTION
Maintenance Section 5-1
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MAINTENANCE
Before operating your Rotary Cutter, make sure it is properly lubricated and thoroughly inspected. Only a
minimum of time and effort is required to regularly lubricate and maintain this machine to provide long life and
trouble free operation.
Always disengage the PTO before raising the Rotary Cutter for transporting or making
adjustments.
MAINTENANCE
Lubrication
Do not let excess grease collect on or around parts, particularly when operating in sandy areas. The
illustrations show lubrication points. The chart gives the frequency of lubrication in hours, based on normal
operating conditions. Severe or unusual conditions may require more frequent lubrication.
Use an SAE multi-purpose, lithium-type grease for all locations shown. Be sure to clean the fitting thoroughly
before using grease gun. Failure to maintain proper lubrication will result in damage to U-joints, gearbox, and/
or driveshaft.
Lubrication Fitting Location
ITEM
1
2
3
4
5
DESCRIPTION
Spindle Housing
Wheel Hubs
Engine Oil
Tail Beam
Screw Threads
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FREQUENCY
20 hours
8 hours
Check Daily
8 hours
Oil Lightly as Required
Maintenance Section 5-2
MAINTENANCE
BLADE SERVICING
Inspect blades before each use to determine that they are properly installed and in good condition. Replace
any blade that is bent, excessively nicked, worn, or has any other damage. Small nicks can be ground out
when sharpening.
Blade Removal (Figure Mnt-R-0008)
To remove blades (Item 3) for sharpening or replacement, raise or block mower high enough so bolts can be
removed from underneath mower. Remove lock nut (13) and washer (14) from blade bolt (15). NOTE:
Inspect lock nut after removal and replace if threads are damaged. Always replace nut when replacing blade
bolt. Replace if worn more than 3/32" at any point. Reassemble all parts. When installing blades be sure to
check blade bolt pivot diameter for wear. Torque slotted nut to 175 ft-lbs. Install cotter pin to retain.
When sharpening blades, grind each blade the same amount to maintain balance. The
difference in blade weights should not exceed 1 ounce. Unbalanced blades will cause
excessive vibration which can damage the engine. Vibration may also cause structural
cracks in mower housing.
Use only original equipment blades on this mower. They are made of special heat-treated
alloy steel. Substitute blades may not meet specifications and may fail in a hazardous
manner that could cause injury.
Blade Sharpening
Always sharpen both blades at same time to maintain balance. Follow original sharpening pattern as shown in
Figure Mnt-R-0008. Always sharpen blades by grinding. DO NOT heat and pound out edge. Do not sharpen
blade to a razor edge, but leave a 1/16" blunt edge. Do not sharpen back side of blade.
Avoid personal injury. Always block the mower up to prevent if from falling when the blades
and/or carrier are being serviced.
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MAINTENANCE
Avoid personal injury. Blade and/or blade carrier removal should be done only with the ATV
and mower tractor engine shut off, key removed, ATV in neutral, parking brake on and the
cutter blocked in the raised position.
MAINTENANCE
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL (Figure Mnt-R-0008)
MAINTENANCE
Remove cotter pin (17) and loosen slotted nut (18) on gearbox shaft. Loosen but do not remove the nut until
the blade carrier (16) is loosened. Once loosened remove carrier and seal protector (19). Use a suitable 2 jaw
gear puller to pull carrier off tapered gearbox shaft. If gear puller is not available use long bar inserted through
blade bolt access hole with end against rotor bar. Strike opposite end of bar with sledge hammer. Rotate
blade carrier 180 degrees and repeat process.
BLADE CARRIER INSTALLATION
Clean the splines on both the blade carrier and output shaft. Be sure seal protector is placed between spindle
housing and blade carrier. Position carrier on the gearbox output shaft and install special washer nut.
Tighten nut holding blade carrier to minimum 450 ft. pounds, strike the carrier near the hub several times with a
heavy hammer to seat the hub. Use a suitable spacer over the nut to prevent damage to the nut and threads.
Retighten the nut to 450 ft. pounds. Install cotter pin and spread.
Always recheck gearbox output shaft slotted blade carrier retaining nut torque after a few
hours operation.
Avoid personal injury. Do not work under cutter without support blocks to keep frame from
falling.
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MAINTENANCE
BLADE BAR SPINDLE REPAIR (Figure Mnt-R-0036)
DISASSEMBLY
1.
2.
ASSEMBLY
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Press bearing cups (10) in spindle housing (8).
Insert bearing cone (9) in bottom of housing
and press in bottom seal (7).
Insert shaft (6) through bottom seal and
bearing. Press or lightly drive shaft until it
bottoms against bearing.
Install top bearing cone (9) and seal (7).
NOTE: Seal lip should be placed towards
outside of housing.
Install spacer (11). Spacer will slide into seal,
but be sure not to damage seal in the process.
Install key (5), pulley (4), washer (3), and nut
(2). Tighten nut until there is no end play and
only a small amount of preload.
Lubricate spindle until grease is forced out of
top seal lip.
Reinstall spindle assembly to mower deck.
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MAINTENANCE
Follow directions to remove blade carrier.
Once carrier is removed, remove mower from
blocks and rest mower firmly on the ground.
3. Remove shield over large belt pulley.
4. Remove nuts (1) holding spindle to deck.
5. Remove spindle assembly from deck.
6. Remove nut (2) and washer (3) from shaft.
7. Loosen pulley set screws and remove pulley
(4).
8. With key (5) removed, shaft (6) will now slide
out bottom of spindle housing (8).
9. Remove seals (7) making sure not to scar the
walls of the spindle housing (8).
10. Bearing cones (9) and cups (10) will now
easily remove from housing (8).
11. Clean and inspect all parts for wear or
damage. Replace parts as required.
MAINTENANCE
OIL CHANGE
Change oil after first five hours of use. Thereafter, change every 25 hours of operation. Remove oil drain plug
and drain oil. Replace drain plug. Remove dipstick and refill with new oil of proper grade.
MAINTENANCE
AIR CLEANER
Clean and re-oil foam element at three month intervals or every 25 hours, whichever occurs first. Note:
Service more often under dusty conditions.
CLEAN COOLING SYSTEM
Grass, chaff or dirt may clog the rotating screen and the air cooling system after prolonged service in cutting
tall dry grasses or hay. Yearly or every 100 hours, whichever occurs first. Remove the blower housing and
clean the are shown to avoid overspeeding, overheating, and engine damage. Clean more often if necessary.
COMBUSTION DEPOSITS
Remove combustion deposits every 100-300 hours of operation. Remove cylinder head and cylinder head
shield. Scrape and wire brush the combustion deposits from cylinder, cylinder head, top of piston and around
valves. Use a soft brush to remove deposits. Reassemble gaskets, cylinder head and cylinder head shield.
Turn screws down finger tight with the three longer screws around the exhaust valve, if so equipped. Torque
cylinder head screws in a staggered sequence to 165 inch pounds.
STORAGE
Your rotary mower represents an investment from which you should get the greatest possible benefit.
Therefore, when the season is over, the mower should be thoroughly checked and prepared for storage so that
a minimum amount of work will be required to put it back into operation for the next season. The following are
suggested storage procedures:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Thoroughly clean the mower.
Lubricate the mower as shown in Figure Mnt-R-0007.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended torque.
Check the mower for worn or damaged parts. Make replacements immediately.
Store the mower in a clean, dry place with the mower housing resting on blocks.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the mower.
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MAINTENANCE
Proper Torque For Fasteners
The chart lists the correct tightening torque for fasteners. When bolts are to be tightened or replaced, refer to
this chart to determine the grade of bolts and the proper torque except when specific torque values are
assigned in manual text.
Recommended Torque in Foot Pounds Unless Otherwise Stated in the Manual*
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MAINTENANCE
NOTE: These values apply to fasteners as received from supplier, dry or when lubricated with normal engine
oil. They do not apply if special graphited or molydisulphide greases or other extreme pressure lubricants are
used. This applies to both UNF fine and UNC coarse threads.
RHINO
LIMITED WARRANTY
1.
2.
LIMITED WARRANTIES
1.01.
Rhino warrants for one year from the purchase date to the original non-commercial, governmental, or municipal purchaser
(“Purchaser”) and warrants for six months to the original commercial or industrial purchaser
1.02.
Manufacturer will replace for the Purchaser any part or parts found, upon examination at one of its factories, to be defective under
normal use and service due to defects in material or workmanship.
1.03.
This limited warranty does not apply to any part of the goods which has been subjected to improper or abnormal use, negligence,
alteration, modification, or accident, damaged due to lack of maintenance or use of wrong fuel, oil, or lubricants, or which has
served its normal life. This limited warranty does not apply to any part of any internal combustion engine, or expendable items such
as blades, shields, guards, or pneumatic tires except as specifically found
1.04.
Except as provided herein, no employee, agent, Dealer, or other person is authorized to give any warranties of any nature on behalf
of Manufacturer.
REMEDIES AND PROCEDURES.
2.01.
This limited warranty is not effective unless the Purchaser returns the Registration and Warranty Form to Manufacturer within 30
days of purchase.
2.02.
Purchaser claims must be made in writing to the Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) from whom Purchaser purchased the goods or an
approved Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) within 30 days after Purchaser learns of the facts on which the claim is based.
2.03.
Purchaser is responsible for returning the goods in question to the Dealer.
2.04.
If after examining the goods and/or parts in question, Manufacturer finds them to be defective under normal use and service due to
defects in material or workmanship, Manufacturer will:
(a)Repair or replace the defective goods or part(s) or
(b)Reimburse Purchaser for the cost of the part(s) and reasonable labor charges (as determined by Manufacturer) if Purchaser
paid for the repair and/or replacement prior to the final determination of applicability of the warranty by Manufacturer.
The choice of remedy shall belong to Manufacturer.
2.05.
3.
4.
Purchaser is responsible for any labor charges exceeding a reasonable amount as determined by Manufacturer and for returning
the goods to the Dealer, whether or not the claim is approved. Purchaser is responsible for the transportation cost for the goods or
part(s) from the Dealer to the designated factory.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
3.01.
MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS (EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN) AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH
RESPECT TO THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
3.02.
MANUFACTURER MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN, CAPABILITY, CAPACITY, OR SUITABILITY FOR USE OF THE
GOODS.
3.03.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, MANUFACTURER SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO PURCHASER OR
ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE
CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE GOODS OR ANY
BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. NOT WITHSTANDING THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND WARRANTIES, MANUFACTURER’S
LIABILITY HEREUNDER FOR DAMAGES INCURRED BY PURCHASER OR OTHERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE OF
THE GOODS.
3.04.
NO ACTION ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIMED BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR TRANSACTIONS UNDER THIS WARRANTY
MAY BE BROUGHT MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS OCCURRED.
MISCELLANEOUS.
4.01.
Proper Venue for any lawsuits arising from or related to this limited warranty shall be only in Guadalupe County, Texas.
4.02.
Manufacturer may waive compliance with any of the terms of this limited warranty, but no waiver of any terms shall be deemed to be
a waiver of any other term.
4.03.
If any provision of this limited warranty shall violate any applicable law and is held to be unenforceable, then the invalidity of such
provision shall not invalidate any other provisions herein.
4.04.
Applicable law may provide rights and benefits to purchaser in addition to those provided herein.
KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS
ATTENTION: Purchaser should fill in the blanks below for his reference when buying repair parts and/or for proper machine identification when
applying for warranty.
Servis-Rhino Implement Model
Serial Number
Date Purchased
Dealer
ATTENTION:
READ YOUR OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Rhino
An Alamo Group Company
1020 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936
800-446-5158
Email: [email protected]
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
To keep your implement running efficiently and safely, read your manual thoroughly and follow these directions and
the Safety Messages in this Manual. The Table of Contents clearly identifies each section where you can easily find
the information you need.
The OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (1928.51 Subpart C) makes these minimum safety requirements of tractor operators:
REQUIRED OF THE OWNER:
1. Provide a Roll-Over-Protective Structure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and
2. Provide Seatbelts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
3. Ensure that each employee uses such Seatbelt while the tractor is moving; and
4. Ensure that each employee tightens the Seatbelt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected
area provided by the ROPS.
REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR
1. Securely fasten seatbelt if the tractor has a ROPS.
2. Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.
3. Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
4. Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
5. Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.
6. Do not permit others to ride.
7. Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.
8. Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
9. When the tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock, if available.
Keep children away from danger all day, every day.
Equip tractors with rollover protection (ROPS) and keep all machinery
guards in place.
Please work, drive, play and live each day with care and concern for your
safety and that of your family and fellow citizens.
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