Agri-Fab 175 Spreader User Manual

™
owners
manual
APPLICATIONTIPS
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxx
xxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxx
xxxxx
xxxxx
xxxxxx
xxxxxx
xxxxxx
xxx
xxx
xxx
xxxxxx
xxxxx
xxxxxx
Model No.
45-01873
175# BROADCAST SPREADER
CAUTION:
Read Rules for
Safe Operation
and Instructions
Carefully
•
•
•
•
•
Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Parts
the fastest way to purchase parts www.speedepart.com
FORM NO. 48666 (REV. 05/08/08) RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
Any power equipment can cause injury if operated improperly or if the user does not understand how to operate
the equipment. Exercise caution at all times when operating equipment.
•
•
•
•
•
Read the towing vehicle owners manual and towing
vehicle safety rules. Know how to operate your tractor
before using the broadcast spreader attachment.
Read the chemical label instructions and cautions for
handling and applying the chemicals purchased for
spreading.
Wear eye and hand protection when handling and when
applying lawn or garden chemicals.
Never operate tractor and spreader attachment without
wearing substantial footwear, and do not allow anyone
to ride or sit on spreader attachment frame.
Never allow children to operate the tractor or spreader
attachment, and do not allow adults to operate without
proper instructions.
•
•
•
•
Always begin with the transmission in first (low) gear
and with the engine at low speed, and gradually
increase speed as conditions permit. Maximum towing
speed - 6 M.P.H.
When towing broadcast spreader do not drive too close
to a creek or ditch and be alert for holes and other
hazards which could cause you to loose control of the
broadcast spreader and tractor.
Before operating vehicle on any grade (hill) refer to the
safety rules in the vehicle owner's manual concerning
safe operation on slopes. Stay off steep slopes!
Follow maintenance and lubrication instructions as
outlined in this manual.
LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. IT
MEANS -- ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
CARTON CONTENTS
LOOSE PARTS IN CARTON
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Hitch Tube
Flow Control Arm
Hitch Bracket
Flow Control Mount Bracket
Braces (2)
6.
7.
8.
9.
Flow Control Rod
Wheels (Drive and Idler)
Hopper Strap
Hopper Assembly
Hardware Package (see page 3)
1
4
2
5
6
3
7
9
8
2
SHOWN FULL SIZE
E
A
B
C
G
D
F
I
J
H
K
M
L
NOT SHOWN FULL SIZE
N
O
P
Q
REF.
QTY.
DESCRIPTION
A
6
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 2"
B
2
Hex Bolts, 3/8-16 x 1-1/4"
C
4
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1"
D
1
Carriage Bolt, 1/4-20 x 3/4"
E
10
Nylock Nuts, 1/4"
F
2
Nylock Nuts, 3/8"
G
6
Nylon Washer
H
10
Flat Washer, 5/16"
I
4
Flat Washers 1-5/8"
J
1
Cotter Pin, 3/32" x 3/4"
K
1
Cotter Pin, 1/8 x 1-1/2"
L
1
Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8"
M
1
Hitch Pin
N
1
Short Spacer Tube
O
1
Long Spacer Tube
P
1
Nylon Wing Nut
Q
1
Adjustable Stop
R
1
Flow Control Link
S
1
Grip
3
R
S
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
SHAFT
SUPPORT
PLATE
CROSSOVER
TUBE
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
(1)
(2)
(2)
(2)
MIDDLE BOLT
Pliers
7/16" Wrenches
1/2" Wrenches
9/16" Wrenches
HITCH
TUBE
REMOVAL OF PARTS FROM CARTON
MIDDLE
NUT
Remove all parts and hardware packages from the carton. Lay
out all parts and hardware and identify using the illustrations
on pages 2 and 3.
1. Turn the spreader upside down as shown in figure 1.
1/4" x 2"
HEX BOLT
1/4" NYLOCK
NUT
HITCH BRACE
HITCH BRACE
FIGURE 2
6. Tighten the nuts and bolts fastening the hitch braces
to the hopper frame and the hitch tube, then tighten
the middle lock nut fastening the hitch tube to the
crossover tube. DO NOT COLLAPSE TUBES WHEN
TIGHTENING.
7. Assemble the long spacer tube and a 1-5/8" flat washer
onto the end of the axle that has the small hole. See
figure 3.
8. Place the idler wheel (no bolt hole in hub) onto the axle
so that the air valve is to the outside. Place one or two
1-5/8" dia. flat washers onto the axle and then install
the 1/8" x 1-1/2" cotter pin into the axle. See figure 3.
FIGURE 1
2. Assemble the two hitch braces to the inside of the
hopper frame on each side using two 1/4" x 2" hex bolts
and two 1/4" nylock nuts. DO NOT TIGHTEN YET. See
figure 2.
LONG SPACER TUBE
SMALL HOLE
3. Remove the lock nut from the middle bolt in the crossover
tube and shaft support plate. Leave the bolt in place.
See figure 2.
1-5/8" DIA.
FLAT WASHER
1/8" x 1-1/2"
COTTER PIN
4. Assemble the short end of the hitch tube onto the middle
bolt and secure it with the same nut you removed. DO
NOT TIGHTEN YET. See figure 2.
1-5/8" DIA.
FLAT WASHER
IMPORTANT: The hitch tube must attach to the side of the
crossover tube opposite the shaft support plate.
AIR VALVE
5. Assemble the two hitch braces to the hitch tube using
a 1/4" x 2" hex bolt and a 1/4" nylock nut. DO NOT
TIGHTEN YET. See figure 2.
FIGURE 3
4
9. Assemble the short spacer tube and a 1-5/8" flat washer
onto the end of the axle that has the large hole. See
figure 4.
13. Assemble the hitch bracket to the top of the hitch tube
using two 3/8" x 1-1/4" hex bolts and 3/8" nylock nuts.
See figure 6.
10. Place the drive wheel (bolt hole through hub) onto the
axle so that the air valve is to the outside. Secure the
wheel to the axle with a 1/4" x 2" hex bolt and a 1/4"
nylock nut. See figure 4.
14. Assemble the hitch pin through the hitch bracket and
the hitch tube and secure with the hair cotter pin. See
figure 6.
AIR VALVE
HITCH PIN
1-5/8" DIA.
FLAT WASHER
1/4" x 2"
HEX BOLT
3/8" x 1-1/4"
HEX BOLT
SHORT SPACER TUBE
3/8" LOCK
WASHER
3/8" NYLOCK NUT
HAIR COTTER PIN
FIGURE 6
DRIVE WHEEL
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
FIGURE 4
15. Assemble the flow control link (end with small hole) to
the flow control arm using a 1/4" x 1" hex bolt, a nylon
washer and a 1/4" nylock nut. Tighten the nut until the
flow control link pivots with a slight resistance. See
figure 7.
11. Turn the spreader upright on its wheels.
12. Attach the hopper strap to the front and rear of the
hopper using two 1/4" x 1" hex bolts, 5/16" flat washers,
nylon washers and 1/4" nylock nuts. See figure 5.
HOPPER STRAP
FLOW CONTROL
LINK
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
1/4" x 1"
HEX BOLT
NYLON WASHER
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
5/16" FLAT WASHER
SMALLEST
HOLE
1/4" x 1" HEX BOLT
NYLON
WASHER
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 7
5
16. Assemble the flow control arm to the flow control
mounting bracket using a 1/4" x 1" hex bolt, two nylon
washers and a 1/4" nylock nut as shown in figure 8.
Tighten the nut until the flow control arm pivots with a
slight resistance.
19. Hook the free end of the flow control rod through the
hole in the slide gate bracket located near the bottom
of the hopper. See figure 10.
17. Assemble the vinyl grip. See figure 8.
VINYL GRIP
FLOW CONTROL
MOUNTING
BRACKET
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
1/4" x 1"
HEX BOLT
FIGURE 10
1/4" NYLOCK
NUT
(2) NYLON
WASHERS
20. Assemble the flow control mounting bracket to the hitch
tube using two 1/4" x 2" hex bolts, six 5/16" flat washers
and two 1/4" hex lock nuts as shown in figure 11. Do
not tighten at this time.
FIGURE 8
18. Place a 5/16" flat washer onto the end of the flow control
rod. Insert the end of the rod through the slot in the flow
control mounting bracket and through the hole in the
flow control link. Secure with a 3/32" x 3/4" cotter pin.
See figure 9.
5/16" FLAT
WASHER
FLOW CONTROL
MOUNTING BRACKET
1/4" x 2"
HEX BOLT
5/16" FLAT
WASHER
3/32"
COTTER
PIN
5/16" FLAT
WASHER
FLOW
CONTROL
ROD
1/4" HEX
LOCK NUT
SLOT
FIGURE 11
FLOW
CONTROL
LINK
FIGURE 9
6
21. Place the adjustable stop into the "ON" end of the slot
in the top of the flow control mounting bracket. Secure
with the 1/4" x 3/4" carriage bolt, a nylon washer, a 5/16"
flat washer and the nylon wing nut. See figure 12.
22. Position the flow control mounting bracket.
(Figure 13).
a. Push on flow control arm until it locks in "OFF"
position.
b. Slide flow control mounting bracket along tube until
closure plate in bottom of hopper just closes.
c. Snug the 1/4" lock nuts just enough to hold flow
control mounting bracket in place.
d. Set adjustable stop at "5". Pull flow control arm
against stop. Verify that closure plate has opened
about half way.
e. If closure plate does not open half way, it may be
closed too far at "OFF". Adjust position of flow control
mounting bracket until closure plate will open about
half way at "5" and still close when arm is locked
in "OFF". Tighten 1/4" lock nuts.
NYLON
WING NUT
5/16" FLAT
WASHER
NYLON
WASHER
1/4" x 3/4"
CARRIAGE BOLT
ADJUSTABLE
STOP
OFF
ON
FIGURE 12
F
F
O
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
N
O
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
AJDUSTABLE
STOP
SETTING "5"
FIGURE 13
7
OPERATION
HOW TO USE YOUR SPREADER
SETTING THE FLOW CONTROL
(Refer to figure 13 on page 7.)
REFER
TO
CHARTS
1. Loosen the nylon wing nut, set the adjustable stop to
the desired flow rate setting and retighten the wing nut.
The higher the setting number, the wider the opening
in the bottom of the hopper.
2. Refer to the application chart on page 8 and to the
instructions on the fertilizer bag to select the proper
flow rate setting.
3. Pull the flow control arm against the adjustable stop
for the on position and toward the hopper for the off
position.
OVERLAP
USING YOUR SPREADER
FIGURE 14
We do not recommend the use of any powdered lawn
chemicals, due to difficulty in obtaining a satisfactory or
consistent broadcast pattern.
1. Determine approximate square footage of area to be
covered and estimate amount of material required.
2. Before filling the hopper make sure the flow control arm
is in the off position and the closure plate is shut.
3. Break up any lumpy fertilizer as you fill the hopper.
4. Set the adjustable stop with the flow control arm still in
the off position. Refer to the application chart on this
page and to the instructions on the fertilizer bag to select
the proper flow rate setting.
5. The application chart is calculated for light to heavy
application at a vehicle speed of 3 mph, or 100 ft. in 23
seconds. A variation in speed will require an adjustment
of the flow rate to maintain the same coverage. The
faster you drive, the wider the broadcast width.
6. Always start the tractor in motion before opening closure
plate.
7. Always shut the closure plate before turning or stopping
the tractor.
8. If fertilizer is accidentally deposited too heavily in a small
area, soak the area thoroughly with a garden hose or
sprinkler to prevent burning of the lawn.
9. To insure uniform coverage, make each pass so that the
broadcast pattern slightly overlaps the pattern from the
previous pass as shown in figure 14. The approximate
broadcast widths for different materials are shown in
the application chart on this page.
10. When broadcasting weed control fertilizers, make sure
the broadcast pattern does not hit evergreen trees,
flowers or shrubs.
11. Heavy moisture conditions may require a cover over the
hopper to keep contents dry. The vinyl cover (available
as an accessory) acts as a wind and moisture shield,
but should not be used as a rain cover. Refer to the
parts list on page 11.
IMPORTANT: Application rates shown in the chart are
affected by humidity and by the moisture content of
the material (granular and pellet). Some minor setting
adjustments may be necessary to compensate for this
condition.
APPLICATION CHART
MATERIAL
TYPE
FLOW SETTING
SPREAD
WIDTH
Powder
3-5
3' - 4'
Granular
3-5
8' - 10'
Pelleted
3-5
10' - 12'
Organic
6-8
6' - 8'
Fine
3-4
6' - 7'
Coarse
4-5
8' - 9'
ICE MELTER
6-8
10' - 12'
FERTILIZER
GRASS SEED
OPERATING SPEED - 3 MPH. (100 ft. in 23 seconds)
8
MAINTENANCE
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS
1. Before each use make a thorough visual check of the
spreader for any bolts and nuts which may have loosened.
Retighten any loose bolts and nuts.
REPLACING SLOTTED GEAR
1. If the axle, slotted gear and sprocket assembly is
disassembled, mark down the positions of the parts as
they are removed.The drive wheel and sprocket positions
in relation to the slotted gear determine which direction
the spreader plate will spin. Be sure to reassemble them
in their original positions. (Refer to figure 4 on page 5.)
Use shim washers (Ref. no. 21 on pages 10 and 11)
as needed for minimum backlash. Add grease to gear
and sprocket.
CHECK FOR WORN OF DAMAGED PARTS
2. Check for worn or damaged parts before each use.
Repair or replace parts if necessary.
CHECK TIRE INFLATION
3. Check if tires are adequately inflated before each use. Do
not inflate beyond maximum recommended pressure.
IF THE SPREADER LOCKS UP
1. Turn the spreader over so that the wheels are off the
ground.
2. Loosen all three nuts on the shaft support plate just
enough so that the bolts can be turned easily with a
wrench but cannot be turned by hand.
3. Spin the drive wheel and note how freely it spins and
how much noise the slotted gear makes.
4. To free up the wheel and gear, tap gently on the front
or rear edge of the shaft support plate to move it
slightly forward or backward. You can also tap at the
corners of the plate to angle it slightly.
5. Spin the drive wheel after each adjustment to see if it
spins more freely and if the gear noise is reduced.
6. Continue making slight adjustments until you find the
position where the drive wheel spins most freely and
the gear makes the least noise.
7. Secure the shaft support plate in this position by
retightening all three nuts that you loosened.
CAUTION: DO NOT inflate tires beyond the
maximum recommended pressure printed
on side of tire.
CLEANING
4. Rinse inside of hopper and exterior of spreader and dry
off before storing.
LUBRICATE (See figure 15.)
5. Lightly apply automotive grease as needed to the
sprocket and gear.
6. Oil the nylon bushings on the vertical sprocket shaft
and on the axle at least once a year, or more often as
needed.
7. Oil right hand (idler) wheel bearing at least once a year
or more often as needed.
SLOTTED GEAR
OIL
OIL
GREASE
FIGURE 15
SHAFT SUPPORT PLATE
STORAGE
FIGURE 16
1. Rinse inside of hopper and exterior of spreader and dry
off before storing.
2. Store in a clean, dry area.
9
REPAIR PARTS FOR BROADCAST SPREADER MODEL 45-01873
63
C
9
54
58
61
37
39
2
C
1
37
40
16
4
A
39
31
40
5
9
57
40
9
9
37
29
58
3
59
26
A
27
4
9
11
35
6
34
46
52
33
28
B
9
42
D
32
7 19
10
19
36
29
45
13
62
21
43
20
37
D
54
17
14
7
49
55
37
56
15
10
44
9
8 39
58
9
54
35
50
39 54
47
50
51
21 22
E
50
24
54
48
23
18
23
25
B
E
9
9 39
54
41
60
58
REPAIR PARTS FOR BROADCAST SPREADER MODEL 45-01873
REF.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
31
32
PART
NO.
44480
43882
62482
44462
23753
23758
HA21362
24857
47189
43808
44180
47810
44487
43008
44459
23687
25017
43851
43871
1540-032
1540-162
47615
48665
25305
04367
43850
44468
44285
48934
43070
QTY. DESCRIPTION
1
4
1
1
1
1
5
1
18
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
5
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
5
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
33
34
35
36
37
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
43054
44469
23525
23762
46699
1543-069
43088
24858
24855
62474
24859
44101
23533
43848
43087
43093
43009
47141
HA180132
R19111116
47623
43343
44566
43661
46055
44950
23697
44474
40825
48666
Hopper
Rivet, Stainless
Ass'y, Guide Closure
Tube, Frame
Slide Gate Angle Bracket
Slide Gate Bracket
Nut, Hex Lock 3/8-16 Thd.*
Flow Control Link
Nut, Hex Nylock 1/4-20 Thd.*
Tube, Crossover
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 2" Lg.
Nut, Hex Nylock, 5/16-18 Thd.*
Tube, Hitch
Wheel, Idler
Wheel, Drive
Bracket, Hitch
Shaft, Axle
Pin, Spring 3/16" Dia. x 1-1/4" Lg.
Bushing, Axle Shaft
Washer, Flat .78 I.D.
Washer, Flat 1/2"
Bearing, Flange
Spacer Tube (Short)
Shaft, Sprocket
Spreader Plate
Pin, Spring 1/8" Dia. x 5/8".
Sprocket, 6 Tooth
Bushing, Delrin
Hairpin, Agitator
Washer, Flat 3/8" *
QTY. DESCRIPTION
2
1
2
1
12
12
13
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
4
1
1
10
1
1
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2" Lg.*
Rod, Flow Control
Brace, Hitch
Shaft Support Plate
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 2"
Washer, Nylon
Washer, Flat 1/4" Std.
Stop, Adjustable
Bracket, Flow Control Mount
Gear Assembly
Flow Control Arm
Cotter Pin 3/32" x 3/4" Lg.*
Plate, Closure
Grip, Flow Control Arm
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4" Lg. *
Pin, Cotter 1/8" x 1-1/2"
Washer, Flat 1-5/8" O.D.
Wing Nut, Nylon
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2-1/4" Lg. *
Washer, 5/16 SAE
Hitch Pin
Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8"
Spring, Torsion
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1" Lg.*
Pin, Spring 1/8" Dia. x 1" Lg.
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 3/4"
Strap, Hopper
Spacer Tube (Long)
Vinyl Cover (Optional)
Owner's Manual
the fastest way to purchase parts www.speedepart.com
11
the fastest way to purchase parts www.speedepart.com
REPAIR PARTS
Agri-Fab, Inc.
303 West Raymond
Sullivan, IL. 61951
217-728-8388
www.agri-fab.com
This document (or manual) is protected under the U.S. Copyright Laws and the copyright laws of foreign countries,
pursuant to the Universal Copyright Convention and the Berne convention. No part of this document may be reproduced
or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, or by any
information storage or retrieval system, without the express written permission of Agri-Fab, Inc. Unauthorized uses and/or
reproductions of this manual will subject such unauthorized user to civil and criminal penalties as provided by the United
States Copyright Laws.
© 1991 Agri-Fab, Inc.