Scag Power Equipment 37621220 Operator`s manual

P
PECO
GRASS COLLECTION
SYSTEM
DESIGNED FOR:
MODEL# 37621219 & 37621220
SCAG TURF TIGER SERIES MOWER
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
ASSEMBLY
MANUAL PART#: Q0344
OPERATION
$4.00
MAINTENANCE
REV: 1
PECO GRASS COLLECTION SYSTEM
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE SECTION
Safety - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Safety Alert Symbols - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
Warranty - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
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INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5
1-1 Introduction - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5
1-2 Description - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5
II INSTALLATION FOR USE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-1 Preparation Of Mower - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-2 Top Main Frame Assembly Installation - - - 2-3 Lift Handle Installation - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-4 Aluminum Grass Container Installation - - 2-5 Mechanism Adjustment - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-6 Exhaust Diverter Installation - - - - - - - - - Exploded Parts Views And Assemblies - - - - - 2-7 Mount Tube Assembly Installation - - - - - 2-8 Engine Mount Arm Installation - - - - - - - - 2-9 Engine/Blower/Blade Assembly Instatllation
2-10 Boot Installation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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2-11 Blower Cone Installation - - - - - - - - - - 2-12 Impeller Blade Removal/Replacement - 2-13 The Length Of Hose Adjustment - - - - - 2-14 Upper Hose Installation - - - - - - - - - - 2-15 Lower Hose To Blower Cone Installation2-16 Lower Hose To Boot Installation - - - - - 2-17 Front Weight Installation - - - - - - - - - - 2-18 Throttle Cable Installation - - - - - - - - - -
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III OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS - - - - - - - 5
3-1 General Safety - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
3-2 Operation & Tips On Mowing - - - 6
3-3 Unloading The Collection System 6
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IV MAINTENANCE- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-9
4-1 Maintenance Checklist - - - - - - - 10
10 V PARTS AND SERVICE - - - - - - - - - - - - 10
5-1 Parts And Service Information - - 10
Safety Decals - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Torque Specifications - - - - - - - - - - -
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Safety
1.
Read the operator’s manual carefully and familiarize yourself with the proper use of your attachment. Do not allow
anyone who is not acquainted with the Safety Instructions to use your attachment.
2. Know the controls and how to stop quickly. READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL!
3. Do not allow children to operate the vehicle. Do not allow adults to operate it without proper instruction.
4. Be especially watchful of children and pets darting into the area while operating.
5. Keep your eyes and mind on your unit while mowing or operating your attachment. Don’t let others distract you.
6. Do not attempt to operate your unit or mower when not in the driver’s seat.
7. Always stop unit when emptying the container.
8. Stop unit, shut off deck attachment, set parking brake, shut off mower engine and remove spark plug wire before
removing clogs, removing or replacing hose, boot, blower cone, or performing any maintenance.
9. Mow up and down the face of slopes (not steeper than 10 degrees); never across the face of the slope.
10. It is recommended that the container be kept only half full when negotiating any slopes. Start mowing on slopes
when the container is empty.
11. Inspect your lawn and remove any foreign objects before mowing. Never deliberately run the mower across any
foreign object.
12. Wear ear protection if the noise level is offensive.
13. Wear eye protection to prevent debris from damaging your eyes.
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SAFETY
WARNING!
NEVER operate the unit unless the discharge guard and either the deflector assembly or the
vacuum collector adapter are fastened securely in place.
WARNING! Do not work around the mower deck boot or the blower area until you are certain that the mower
blades and the blower impeller have stopped rotating.
WARNING! To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance on the vacuum collector; ONLY AFTER
STOPPING THE MOWER’S ENGINE AND WAITING FOR ALL MOVING PARTS TO COME TO A
COMPLETE STOP. Set the parking brake. Always remove the ignition key before beginning maintenance.
WARNING! For your own personal safety, ALWAYS mow UP and DOWN the face of slopes and NEVER
across the face. NEVER attempt to mow excessively steep slopes, and use caution when turning on any slope.
Safety Alert Symbol
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This Safety Alert Symbol means: “ATTENTION! BECOME
ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!”
This symbol is used to call attention to safety precautions that
Should be followed by the operator to avoid accidents. When
you see this symbol, carefully read the message that follows
and heed its advice. Failure to comply with safety precautions
could result in death or serious bodily injury.
Safety Signs
The signal words DANGER, WARNING, and CAUTION are used on the equipment safety signs. These words are
intended to alert the viewer to the existence and the degree of hazard seriousness.
! DANGER
This signal word indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
White letters on RED
! WARNING
Black letters on ORANGE
! CAUTION
Black letters on YELLOW
This signal word indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
This signal word indicates a potentially hazardous situation exist which, if
not avoided, will result in minor or moderate injury.
It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
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PECO LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW PRODUCTS
A. WHAT IS WARRANTED?
PECO extends the following warranties to the original purchaser of each new PECO consumer product subject
to the following limitations:
1. PRODUCT WARRANTY: Any part of any consumer product, which is defective in material or workmanship as
delivered to the purchaser will be repaired or replaced, as PECO elects, without charge for parts or labor, if the
defect appears within 12 months from the date of delivery of the product to the original purchaser. ALL
DEFECTIVE PARTS MUST BE RETURNED TO PECO FOR INSPECTION TO DETERMINE
VALIDITY OF WARRANTY CLAIMS. Freight and mailing will be borne by the customer.
2. PARTS REPLACED DURING WARRANTY: Any new PECO part which is furnished in performance of this
warranty and is defective in material or workmanship as delivered to the purchaser will be repaired or replaced,
as PECO elects, without charge if the defect appears within 90 days from the date of installation of such part or
before the expiration of the original warranty period, whichever is later.
B. SECURING WARRANTY ADJUSTMENTS.
Call PECO for Return Authorization. Damaged or broken parts, other than engines or batteries, must be
returned to PECO Inc., 100 Airport Road, Arden, NC 28704 before any warranty adjustment can be authorized.
At the time of requesting warranty adjustment, the purchaser must present evidence for date of delivery of the
product. The purchaser shall pay any charge for the product to and from Arden, NC.
C. ITEMS NOT COVERED BY PECO WARRANTY.
Engines and batteries attached to PECO products are covered under a separate warranty by the respective
manufacturer.
D. UNAPPROVED ALTERATION OR MODIFICATION.
All obligations of PECO Inc., under this warranty, shall be terminated if products are altered or modified in ways
not approved by PECO Inc..
E. ACCIDENTS AND NORMAL MAINTENANCE.
The warranty covers only defective material and workmanship. It does not cover depreciation or damage
caused by normal wear, accident, improper use or abuse of products. The cost of normal maintenance and
normal replacement of service items such as belts, cutting blades, hoses, etc., which are not defective shall be
paid for by the purchaser.
F. NO REPRESENTATIONS ADDITIONAL WARRANTIES, DISCLAIMER.
Neither PECO Inc. nor any company affiliated with it makes any warranties, representations or promises as to
the quality of performance of its products other than those set forth herein. Except as described above, PECO
Inc. makes no other warranties AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF FITNESS AND MERCHANTABILITY.
G. ANY MACHINE USED FOR RENTAL PURPOSES ARE GUARANTEED FOR 45 DAYS FROM DATE
OF ORIGINAL SALE ONLY.
H. REMEDIED EXCLUSIVE.
The only remedies the purchaser has in connection with the breach or performance of any warranty on PECO
Inc. consumer products are set forth above. In no event will PECO be liable for special incidental or
consequential damages.
1. NO SERVICE CENTER WARRANTY.
The selling Service Center makes no warranty on his own on any item warranted by PECO Inc. unless he
delivers to purchaser a separate written warranty certificate specifically warranting the item. The dealer has no
authority to make any representation or promise on behalf of PECO or to modify the terms of this warranty in
any way.
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SECTION I
INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTION
1-1 Introduction
Note: If equipped with a Donaldson air cleaner, unit
must be rotated to make clearance for top main frame
assembly.
To rotate Donaldson air cleaner, loosen bolt on air
cleaner bracket, rotate air cleaner forward as needed for
clearance as shown in Figure 2-1, and tighten.
We are pleased to have you as a PECO customer. Your
collection system has been designed to give you a low
maintenance, simple, and effective way to collect the
grass clippings from your mower. This manual is
provided to give you the necessary instructions to
properly mount and operate the collection system on
your mower. Please read this manual thoroughly.
Understand what each control is for and how to use it.
Observe all safety decal precautions on the machine and
noted throughout the manual.
Figure 2-1.
Loosen Bolt To Rotate
Air Cleaner
NOTE: all references made to right, left, front, rear, top
or bottom are as viewed from the normal operator’s
position on the mower.
1-2 Description
The collection system is designed for turf maintenance
where there is a need to collect the grass clippings as
the mower cuts the turf. It is also good for picking up
leaves and twigs in pre-season and post-season cleanup.
Donaldson Air Cleaner
Rotated To Forward
Position
2-2 Top Main Frame Assembly
Installaton
The engine/blower/blade assembly, is mounted on the
right side of the unit. The blower draws grass clippings
from the discharge area of the cutter deck up to the
aluminum container mounted over the rear portion of the
frame. The operator can engage the
engine/blower/blade assembly by starting the engine.
Once the container is full of clippings, the operator can
easily push and raise the lift handle, releasing the
container’s rear door and the container will pivot towards
the ground.
Place the main frame assemby P#(A0923) onto the
rear of the mower and fasten by using (3) 3/8”-16 x 1”
HHCS P#(K1191) and (3) 3/8”-16 flange nuts P#(K1215)
per side. See Figure 2-2 for details.
Main Frame Assembly
Figure 2-2.
Section II
INSTALLATION FOR USE
2-1 Preparation Of Mower
Carefully dismantle wooden shipping crate from around
the components. Cut retaining straps and separate the
parts. The collection system will have various parts
located inside. Remove and sort all parts for easy
identification.
NOTE: before each step of assembly it will help to study
the exploded drawings on pages 7, 8 and 9.
(3) 3/8”-16 x 1” HHCS
(3) 3/8”-16 Flange Nuts
Per Leg.
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2-3 Lift Handle Installation
Figure 2-4.
The various parts of the handle assembly P#(A0273)
must be attached to the container frame. Page 7 shows
the orientation and location of the components. Slide the
lift handle into the slot in the handle mount bracket
P#(B1730) on the grass container. It may be necessary
to remove the handle grip P#(J0522) to allow the handle
to fit through the slot.
Before attaching the handle, hook one end of the spring
P#(J0176) into the hole on the underside of the handle.
Hook the other end of the spring into the open hole in
the handle mount bracket. Fasten the handle to the
grass container frame by using (1) 3/8”-16 x 2” HHCS
P#(K1208) and (2) 3/8”-16 flange nuts P#(K1215). At this
point the handle can pivot back and forth in the slot of
the handle mount bracket. With the handle in place,
fasten the ball joint P#(K1442) to the end of the latch rod
P#(A0260) (Page 7). Tighten to approximately half way
down the threads of the latch rod. Slide the ball joint into
the hole on the latch hook P#(B1529). Use (1) 5/16”-24
hex nut P#(K1444) and (1) 5/16” lock washer P#(K0043)
to fasten the ball joint to the latch hook. Attach the
opposite end of the latch rod into the handle. Fasten the
rod to the handle by using (1) 3/32” x 3/4” cotter pin
P#(K0094). Adjust the rod to allow the hook to close the
box door completely.
Pivot Pins
2-5 Dump Mechanism Adjustment
The linkage may be adjusted in two places, at the
adjusting screw P#(K1435) and the latch assembly
items. See page 7 for visual clarification. To change the
door closure tightness, screw the adjusting screw in or
out. To adjust the latch, change the length of the latch
rod by screwing the latch adjusting ball joint in or out.
The latch hook pivot should be in the middle of the slot in
the latch hook pivot plate. Slide the pivot back or forth
and then re-tighten.
Refer to pages 7 and 8 for exploded parts drawings and
photographs of the complete assembly.
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2-6 Exhaust Diverter installation
2-4 Aluminum Grass Container
Installation
Mount the exhaust diverter P#(J0270) to the muffler pipe
using the exhaust diverter clamp kit P#(X0164) as
shown in Figure 2-6.
NOTE: It is recommended that (3) people assist in
mounting the container.
Figure 2-6.
With three people available, two can lower the container
onto the frame while the third person inserts the pivot
pins P#(K0172) through the holes. Insert the pins from
the outside to the inside. Secure with (1) 5/8” washer
P#(K0058) and (1) 5/32” x 2-5/8” hair pin clip P#(K0088)
per pivot pin (Figure 2-4).
Reattach the bottom ends of the door opening linkages
to the main frame by using (1) Rue-Ring cotter pin
P#(K1437) per side.
To test the functionality of the dump mechanism, pull the
lift handle away from the unit, and lift upward (Page 7).
The door of the container should open and the box
should pivot clockwise towards the ground.
Exhaust
Diverter
Exhaust Diverter
Clamp Kit
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Lift Handle Assembly
Aluminum Grass Container Assembly
Aluminum Grass Container
With Handle Attached
Latch Hook Mechanism Assembly
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Aluminum Grass
Container
Exploded View
(1) C0025
Box Top
(1) C0029
Screen Support
(1) B8113
Screen
(1) C0023
Box Back &
Sides
(1) A0938
Box/Door
Frame
(1) V1131
Plastic Door
(4) B1668
Inlet Clamp
(1) C1184
Fill Gage
(1) V1054
Inlet
(1) A0273
Box Handle
(1) J0522
Handle Grip
(1) B1730
Handle Mount
(2) B2526
Linkage Rod
(1) B3688
Upper Door
Member
(1) J0176
Latch Spring
(2) K1422
Adjusting Nut
(1) A0260
Latch Rod
(2) K1435
Adjusting Screw
(1) K1442
Adjusting Ball Joint
(1)C0024
Box Bottom
(1) A0738
Door Frame
Assembly
(1) B1529
Latch Hook
(2) K1418
Linkage Pin
(2) B1574
Pivot Bracket
(1) A0087
Latch Hook
Pivot Plate
(1) B1727
Base Frame
Pivot Mount
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(1) B1750
Base Frame
A0675 UNIT ASSY.
(1)
V1054
6” PLASTIC
INLET
(1)
6” x 39”
UPPER
HOSE
(1)
A0794
12 CU. FT.
BOX ASSY.
(1)
A0294
LONG THROTTLE
KIT FOR (6HP)
OR
(1)
A0060
LONG THROTTLE
KIT FOR (5.5HP)
(1)
8” x 44”
LOWER
HOSE
(1)
E6009
8” BLOWER
CONE
(1)
A0923
MAIN FRAME
ASSY.
A0674 WEIGHT KIT
(1)
B2220
WEIGHT
(2)
J6006
7” - 8”
HOSE CLAMPS
(1)
A00019
ENGINE MOUNT
ARM ASSY.
(1)
A0273
BOX HANDLE
ASSY.
(1)
ENGINE/
BLOWER/
BLADE ASSY.
(1)
HB0138
HARDWARE
BAG
(1)
HB0251
HARDWARE
BAG
(1)
A0416
OUTER ENGINE
MOUNT ASSY.
A0664 BOOT KIT
(2)
B0026
WEIGHT
BRACKET
(1)
HB0247
HARDWARE
BAG
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(1)
B0309
BOOT
PLATE
(1)
E0012
BOOT
2-7 Mount Tube Assembly Installation
2-9 Engine/Blower/Blade Assembly
Installation
Remove the (4) carriage bolts and (4) nuts from the rear
plate. See Figure 2-7a. Remove the mower’s rear plate
and secure the outer engine mount assembly P#(A0416)
to the rear of the mower using the existing (4) bolts and
nuts. See Figure 2-7b.
Figure 2-7a.
Place the engine/blower/blade assembly onto the engine
mount arm assembly (Figure 2-9). Secure the
engine/blower/blade assembly to the engine mount arm
assembly by using (4) 5/16"-18 x 1-1/2" hex bolts
P#(K1157) and (4) 5/16"-18 flange nuts P#(K1178).
Remove (4)
Bolts And
(4) Nuts
Engine/Blower/Blade
Assembly
Figure 2-9.
Remove
Plate
(4) 5/16"-18 x 1-1/2" Bolts
(4) 5/16"-18 Flange Nuts
Figure 2-7b.
2-10 Boot Installation
Mounting The Boot Plate
To mount the boot plate P#(B0309) to the boot
P#(E0012) use (2) 3/8”-16 x 1” carriage bolts P#(K1182)
and (2) 3/8”-16 flange nuts P#(K1215).
NOTE: Make certain when bolting the boot and boot
plate together, that the head of the bolt is placed from
the inside of the boot. This will prevent grass from
collecting on the bolts.
Outer Engine
Mount Assy.
2-8 Engine Mount Arm Installation
To install the boot plate and boot to the deck, lift boot
plate assembly to a 45 degree angle and slide bent tabs
under the deflector shield as shown in Figure 2-10.
Adjust boot as needed to insure proper fit.
Slide the engine mount arm assembly P#(A0318) (Figure
2-8) into the outer engine mount assembly. Secure the
engine mount arm assembly using (1) detent pin
P#(J0248).
The boot plate will allow you to switch from collection to
discharge in seconds.
Figure 2-8.
Figure 2-10.
(1) Detent Pin
Engine Mount
Arm Assembly
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(2) 3/8”-16 x 1 Carriage Bolts
(2) 3/8”-16 Flange Nuts
Boot
Boot Plate
2-12 Impeller Blade
Removal/Replacement
2-11 Blower Cone Installation
Thread (1) 5/16”-18 jam nut P#(K0120) onto each end of
(2) 5/16”-18 x 2-1/2” HHCS P#(K0125). Now partially
thread the bolts into each of the two tabs located on the
blower housing. Place blower cone so the two tabs line up
with the bolts then tighten completely. See Figure 2-11.
Blower Housing Tabs
Figure 2-11.
To Remove: First remove the center bolt (#1), washer
(#2) and spacer (#3) from the taper-lock bushing (#5).
See Figure 2-12. Next remove the (2) 1/4”-20 bolts (#4)
and place them into the threaded holes of the taper-lock
bushing (next to the holes they were removed from).
Gradually thread each bolt evenly into the taper-lock
bushing, forcing the blade to break-away from the taperlock bushing. If the impeller will not move, hit the base of
the impeller, between each vein, with a hammer, then try
again.
To Replace: Place impeller blade over the engine shaft.
Slide the taper-lock bushing on to the engine shaft and
into the impeller blade, aligning the non-threaded holes
of the taper-lock bushing to the threaded holes of the
impeller blade. Fasten by using (2) 1/4”-20 HHCS
Grade #8 bolts, (1) spacer washer and (1) HHCS bolt w/
washer. Torque to the proper specifications in the torque
chart on the back of this manual. Next, rotate the
impeller blade to insure that the blade is clear of contact
on all sides of the blower housing.
Blower Cone
(2) 5/16”-18 x 2-1/2”
All Thread HHCS And
(2) 5/16” Jam Nuts
Figure 2-12.
IMPELLER BLADE
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2
1
4
5
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2-13 Length Of Hose Adjustment
2-16 Lower Hose To Boot Installation
The hoses in steps 2-14 and 2-15 must be cut to fit your
machine. Follow steps 2-14 and 2-15. Do not cut the
hoses until you have tried to fit them on your machine.
Remember that the hoses have to be long enough to
allow for enough clamping surface between the inlet,
blower assembly, and the deck boot, but have to remain
short enough to prevent hose “kinks”.
Take the unattached end of the lower hose and slide it
over the circular end of the boot. Use the lower hose
clamp to secure the hose to the boot (Figure 2-16). Tip:
Before securing clamp rotate hose counter-clockwise
(away from yourself) approximately 1” to add in retaining
boot to mower deck.
Figure 2-16.
2-14 Upper Hose Installation
Slide a 5”-6” upper hose clamp P#(J6011) onto both
ends of the 6” upper hose (Figure 2-15). Then slide one
end of the 6” hose onto the inlet. Make sure there is
about a two-inch overlap between the hose end and the
container inlet. Proceed to slide the opposite end of the
6” hose onto the outlet of the blower assembly. See
Figure 2-15 for details. Make sure both ends of the hose
are clearly attached to the inlet and the blower assembly
inlet. Tighten the hose clamps.
Lower Hose
Clamp
Boot
2-17 Front Weight Installation
2-15 Lower Hose To Blower Cone
Installation
Place (1) weight bracket P#(B0026) over each front
caster. Fasten each weight bracket to the front caster
loosely, by using (1) 3/8”-16 x 3-1/2” u-bolt P#(K1119)
and (2) 3/8”-16 flange nuts P#(K1215) per bracket.
When installing the weight you should have another
person help position the weight onto a floor jack. Using
the floor jack will make installing the weight much easier.
Lift the weight up to the top side of the weight brackets.
Fasten the weight to the weight brackets by using (1) ½”13 u-bolt P#(K0331) and (2) ½”-13 flange nuts
P#(K1246) per bracket. Once the weight is secure
tighten all nuts. Use Figure 2-17 for more detail.
Slide a 7”-8” hose clamp P#(J6006) over both ends of
the lower hose. Then proceed to slide the lower hose
onto the blower cone. Tighten the hose clamp. The
assembly should look like Figure 2-15.
Figure 2-15.
Front Caster
Figure 2-17.
Inlet
Upper Hose
Blower
Cone
Lower Hose
Boot
(2) Weight
Bracket
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Weight
2-18 Throttle Cable Installation
Figure 2-18d.
To install the throttle cable kit to the box assembly, align
the large end of the slot in the throttle base plate (Figure
2-18a) with the rivets located on the front of the box
assembly frame (Figure 2-18b). Place the throttle base
plate over the rivets, Slide the throttle cable kit to the right,
moving the smaller end of the slot over the rivets. When
positioned correctly, the throttle spring plate will snap into
place (Figure 2-18c).
To remove the throttle cable kit, lift the throttle spring plate
and slide the throttle kit to the left.
Route cable under upper hose as shown in Figure 2-18d.
Figure 2 -18a.
Throttle Base Plate
Throttle Cable
Throttle Spring
Plate
Figure2-18b.
To fasten the throttle cable end to the engine, place the
throttle control lever into the “stop” position. Rotate the
Throttle engine throttle lever to the “stop” position. Thread the
wire end of the throttle cable into the engine throttle lever
eyelet and tighten the screw. Fasten the throttle cable
sleeve to the clamp on the engine throttle (Figure 2-18e).
Box Assembly
Rotate the throttle control lever into the “fast” position to
check for proper installation.
NOTE: Cable sleeve may need to be cut, depending on
the engine type. Once throttle cable is attached, pull the
box handle to dump the box and be sure the cable does
not alter the movement of the box.
Cable Clamp
Figure 2-18e.
Rivet
Figure 2-18c.
Box Assembly
Engine Throttle Lever
Throttle Cable Kit
Properly Positioned
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A. Stop the forward movement of the mower.
B. Disengage the mower deck.
C. Using the throttle cable slow the engine down to idle.
D. Push the dump handle, on the left of the operator,
away from the unit. While holding the handle pushed
away, move the handle upward. The container door
will swing upward and the container will rotate
downward. The container will release its contents.
E. Once the contents of the container have fallen out,
the container is ready to move back into its normal
operating position. With the handle in the ‘away’
position, pull the handle downward until it stops.
Move the handle towards the center of the mower.
This motion will allow the latch to lock back into
collection position.
Note: If you do not hold the handle away from the
mower as you pull the handle downward, the latch will
not lock and the container can unexpectedly release the
contents collected.
SECTION III
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3-1 General Safety
Only qualified people familiar with this operator’s manual
and the mower’s operator’s manual should operate this
machine.
3-2 Operation & Tips On Mowing
A. Perform BEFORE EACH USE maintenance list in
paragraph 4-1.
B. Start the engine/blower/blade assembly.
B. Start mower.
C. With the mower at high idle speed, engage the mower
deck.
D. Proceed to operate the control levers of the mower.
SECTION IV
MAINTENANCE
Note: If the collection system does not appear to be
collecting the grass clippings; disengage the deck,
and blower, engage the parking brake and turn the
mower off. Check the upper hose, lower hose, top
screen and boot for clogs.
4-1 Maintenance Checklist
Before each use:
1. Check blades and spindles to be sure that no foreign
objects, such as wire or steel strapping bands, are
wrapped around them.
2. Inspect blades for wear. Replace if necessary. If it is
necessary to sharpen the blades, remove the blades
from the spindles before sharpening. DO NOT
sharpen blades while still attached to the mower.
3. Make sure all shields are in place and in good
condition. Repair or replace any missing or damaged
shields.
4. Listen for abnormal sounds, which might indicate
loose parts, damaged bearings, or other damage.
Correct any deficiency before continuing operation.
5. Check for wear or deterioration of the upper or lower
hoses. If there are any portions of the hose that have
been torn or worn through, replace with genuine
PECO parts.
To obtain the maximum effectiveness from your
collection system the tips listed below should be
followed:
* Watch your speed- Normal conditions will allow a
speed of up to approximately 5 mph, but thick, heavy
damp conditions will require reduced ground speed.
* Mow with sharp blades- A sharp blade cuts cleaner.
* Wet grass and leaves will decrease effectiveness and
will increase horsepower requirements.
* Mow at higher cutting heights- Remove and mulch no
more than 2” of grass length with each mowing.
(Experts recommend not cutting off more than 1/3 of
the grass blade length at any given time.)
* Mow twice, at different height settings, (high, then low),
if grass is extra tall.
* Remember that horsepower requirements will vary with
the mowing conditions such as type and height of turf
grass, moisture content, amount of leaves, whether the
terrain is flat or sloped, etc.
After Each Use:
1. Clean all debris from machine especially from the
container, and off of safety decals. Replace any
missing or illegible decals.
2. Clean all debris from the box screen.
3. Inspect unit for worn or damaged components. Repair
or replace before the next use. Any replacement
component installed during repair shall include the
components current safety decal specified by the
manufacturers to be affixed to the component.
3-3 Unloading The Collection System
Note: Press the tab, located behind the operator’s left
side, downward to feel if the collection system is full. If
the container is full there will be resistance when
depressing the tab.
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Turn any PECO Lawn Vac into a total
lawn grooming tool with the PECO
Wand Kit!
With your PECO Wand Attachment you will
double the ability of your PECO Lawn Vac.
Using the same powerful vacuum/blower that
makes your Lawn Vac work so well, you will be
able to get to all those hard-to-reach places
where you needed a rake or broom before.
SECTION V
PARTS AND SERVICE
5-1 Parts And Service Information
PECO collection system owners should record the name
and telephone number of their Service Center. Your
Service Center will be happy to supply replacement
parts, accessories, and do any service or repairs to your
collection system. If for any reason your Service Center
is unable to service your collection system or supply
replacement parts, contact PECO and include the
following information on the chart below.
Contact PECO Today!
THE SERIAL NUMBER PLATE IS LOCATED ON THE
ALUMINUM BOX NEAR THE DUMP HANDLE
PECO
OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT
Model Number
Serial Number
Arden, North Carolina 28704
WRITE THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER IN
THE BOX ABOVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Unit Model Number:_________________________________
Unit Engine Size: __________________________________
Unit Serial Number: _______________________________
Date of purchase: _____/_____/_________
Dealer/Distributor Name: _________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________ State:___________ Zip:____________
Phone Number: ____________________________
Address: PECO Inc.
P.O. Box 1197
Arden, NC 28704
Phone #: (828) 684-1234 or Toll Free: (800) 438-5823
Email: peco@lawnvac.com
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SAFETY DECALS
To promote safe operation, PECO supplies safety decals on all products manufactured. Damage can occur to
safety decals either through shipment, use or reconditioning. Contact your local Service Center for replacement decals.
Part #: R4027
Part #: R1053
Part #: R1069
Part #: R1049
Part #: R4028
Part #: R1057
Part #: R1055
Part #: R1054
Part #:R4054
Part #: R1065
Part #:R4015
Part #:R4008
Part #:R1051
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Part #: R1070
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PECO
P.O. BOX 1197
ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA 28704
(800) 438-5823 OR (828) 684-1234 FAX: (828) 684-0858
EMAIL: peco@lawnvac.com
WEBSITE: www.lawnvac.com