Agri-Fab 190-217D-100 Yard Vacuum User Manual

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OWNERS
MANUAL
Model No's.
501887
551887
190-217D-100
Includes Deck
Adapter #62468
Mow-N-Vac
CAUTION:
Read Rules for
Safe Operation
and Instructions
Carefully
IMPORTANT: The engine is shipped without oil. Add oil
before starting the engine.
Safety
Assembly
Operating
Maintenance
Repair Parts
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PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO 49942 Rev. (04/23/09)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES........................................................ 3,4
FULL SIZE HARDWARE CHART............................ 5,13
CARTON CONTENTS.................................................. 6
ASSEMBLY................................................................... 7
OPERATION............................................................... 15
MAINTENANCE......................................................... 16
STORAGE.................................................................. 16
TROUBLESHOOTING................................................ 17
REPAIR PARTS ILLUSTRATIONS.................. 19,20,22
REPAIR PARTS LISTS..................................... 19,21,22
SLOPE GUIDE........................................................... 23
PARTS ORDERING.................................................... 24
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
MODEL NO. 45-0253
12 FT. REMOTE HOSE KIT
The Remote Hose Kit, Model 45-0253, provides
12' x 5" diameter hose to clean around shrubs,
patios, window wells and other areas not
accessible to the tractor.
WARNING
This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near unimproved forest-covered, or
grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester muffler is available at you nearest engine
authorized service center.
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SAFETY
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 using power equipment.
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Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting
to assemble or operate this equipment. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury. Keep this
manual in a safe place for future reference and for ordering
replacement parts.
Read this operating and service instruction manual carefully.
Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and proper use of this
power vacuum.
Read the vehicle owners manual and vehicle safe operation
rules before using this equipment.
Never allow children under 16 to operate this Mow-N-Vac.
Children 16 years and older should only operate under close
parental supervision.
Do not allow anyone to operate this equipment without proper
instructions.
Do not allow passengers to ride on this equipment or on the
towing vehicle.
Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly
small children. Also keep area clear of pets.
Check fuel before starting engine. Do not fill fuel tank indoors,
or when engine is running, or while engine is hot. Wipe off
any spilled fuel before starting engine.
Engine and muffler get hot. Do not touch! To avoid fire hazard,
keep clean of debris and other accumulations.
Never store Mow-N-Vac with fuel in tank. Allow engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
Do not change engine governor settings.
Do not operate engine if air cleaner or cover is removed,
except for adjustment. Removal of these parts could create a
fire hazard.
Keep hands, feet, face, long hair and clothing out of inlet and
discharge area. There are ROTATING BLADES inside these
openings.
Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make certain all moving
parts come to a complete stop. Disconnect spark plug wire
and keep wire away from plug to prevent accidental starting.
Keep throttle control lever in stop position.
If the Mow-N-Vac should become blocked with debris at any
point, shut engine off and wait until the impeller comes to a
complete stop before attempting to remove the obstruction.
Disconnect spark plug wire to prevent accidental starting.
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If the cutting mechanism strikes a foreign object, or if your
Mow-N-Vac should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine
immediately, disconnect the spark plug wire and move the wire
away from the spark plug. Allow the machine to stop and take
the following steps.
a. Inspect for damage.
b. Repair or replace any damaged parts.
c. Check for loose parts and tighten to assure
continued safe operation.
• Check all bolts for tightness at frequent intervals to help insure
safe operation.
• Check vinyl hard top boot frequently for wear. Replace if worn
or damaged.
• Never operate Mow-N-Vac unless deck adapter, hose, hose
adapter (nozzle), discharge chute (elbow), and top cover are
properly attached in their place.
• Do not remove top cover or attempt to empty contents of cart
while engine is running.
• Never attempt to change hose adapter (nozzle) or to install
remote hose attachment when engine is running.
• Keep all shields and guards (e.g. discharge chute (elbow) and
hose adapter (nozzle) in place and securely attached.
• Always wear safety glasses or other suitable eye protection
when operating or maintaining this equipment.
• Do not stand behind cart in exhaust discharge area while
engine is running.
• Do not operate this equipment while intoxicated or while taking
drugs or medication that impairs the senses and reactions.
• When using this equipment, start with the vehicle transmission
in first (low) gear and then gradually increase speed only as
conditions permit.
• Operate this equipment at reduced speed on rough terrain,
along creeks and ditches and on slopes to prevent tipping or
loss of control. Do not drive too close to a creek or ditch.
• Vehicle braking and stability are affected by the addition of
this equipment. Do not fill the Mow-N-Vac to its full capacity
without checking the capability of the towing vehicle to safely
pull and stop with the Mow-N-Vac attached.
• Before operating on any grade (hill) refer to the safety rules
in the vehicle owner's manual concerning safe operation on
slopes. Also refer to the SLOPE GUIDE on page 23 of this
owner's manual. Do not operate on slopes in excess of 10
degrees. STAY OFF STEEP SLOPES.
• Follow the maintenance instructions outlined in this manual.
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means — Attention!! Become alert!! Your
safety is involved.
DANGER: This Mow-N-Vac was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can
result in serious injury. This unit is capable of amputating fingers and hands and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
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WARNING
to avoid serious injury
• Read Owner's Manual and all safety labels on machine before starting and using machine.
• Do Not remove top cover or attempt to empty contents of cart while engine is running.
• Do Not stand behind cart in exhaust discharge area while engine is running.
• Keep hands, feet, face, long hair and clothing out of chipper inlet, vac inlet, and discharge area. There are ROTATING BLADES inside these openings.
• Wear approved safety glasses and gloves. Avoid loose fitting clothes.
• Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children and pets.
• Keep all shields and guards (e.g. upper chipper chute extension, discharge chute, nozzle assembly) in place and securely attached.
• Check discharge boot frequently for wear. Replace if worn or damaged.
• If unit becomes clogged or jammed, shut off engine right away. Do Not attempt to clear clog or jam with engine running.
• Muffler and engine get hot and can cause burns. Do Not Touch. To avoid a fire hazard, keep leaves, grass and other combustible debris off hot muffler and engine.
• Do Not attempt to remove or attach vac nozzle or optional Hose Kit with engine running.
• Do Not operate unit unless nozzle or optional Hose Kit is secured in place.
• Do Not fill gas tank while engine is running. Allow engine to cool at least 2 minutes
before refueling.
DANGER
DANGER
HAZARDOUS ROTATING BLADES INSIDE. KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM ALL
OPENINGS. DO NOT REMOVE OR ATTACH HOSE, HOSE ADAPTER, ELBOW OR
OPTIONAL HOSE KIT WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING!
MUFFLER AND
ADJACENT AREAS
MAY EXCEED 150 F
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Bolt, Hex 3/8" x 3"
Bolt, Hex 1/2" x 1-1/4"
Bolt, Hex 3/8" x 1-1/4"
Bolt, Hex 1/4" x 1-1/4"
Bolt, Hex 1/4" x 1"
Bolt, Hex 5/16" x 3/4"
Bolt, Hex 1/4" x 3/4"
Bolt, Hex 1/4" x 5/8"
Bolt, Hex 5/16" x 3/4" Thread Forming
Bolt, Truss Head 5/16" x 3/4"
Washer, Flat 1/4"
Washer, Nylon
Washer, Flat 5/16"
Washer, Flat 7/16"
Washer, Flat 1"
Nylock Hex Nut, 1/4"
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Nylock Hex Nut, 5/16"
Nylock Hex Nut, 3/8"
Nylock Hex Nut, 1/2"
Pin, Hair Cotter 1/8"
Pin, Cotter 1/8" x 1-1/2"
Hub Cap
Spacer Tube
Door Support
Hitch Plate
Knob
Door Latch
Hitch Pin
Tarp Strap, 25"
Tarp Strap (Less Hooks)
"S" Hooks
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Wheel Support
Rear Tongue
Front Tongue
Hose Hanger Rod
Cart Body
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Hose
Tailgate Reinforcement Bracket
Axle
Latch Stand Bracket
Wheels
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Front Panel
Side Panels
Rear Door
Cross Brace
Poly Hard Top
Adapter Bracket
Hitch Bracket
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Elbow
Engine Base Assembly
Deck Adapter
Hose Clamp
Hose Adapter (Nozzle)
ASSEMBLY
This unit is shipped WITHOUT GASOLINE or OIL. After
assembly, see separate engine manual for proper fuel and
engine oil recommendations.
3. Fit the tailgate reinforcement bracket over the end of the
cart bed. Position the two door support brackets on the
bottom of the reinforcement bracket as shown in figure 2.
Fasten the reinforcement bracket and the door supports
to the bottom of the cart using four 5/16" x 3/4" truss
head bolts and 5/16" Nylock hex nuts. Do not tighten
yet. See figure 2.
4. Fasten the tailgate reinforcement bracket to the sides of
the cart body using four 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4"
Nylock hex nuts as shown in figure 2. Do not tighten
yet.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
(1)Screwdriver
(1)Pliers
(2)7/16" Wrenches
(2)1/2" Wrench
(2)9/16" Wrenches
(2)3/4" Wrenches (only if figure 22 on page 12 is used)
1/4" NYLOCK HEX NUT
REMOVAL OF PARTS FROM CARTONS
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
1. Remove the hardware packs and all loose parts from
the cartons.
2. Lay out and identify parts shown in carton contents.
3. Lay out and identify parts in the hardware packs. Keep
contents of each hardware package separate.
5/16" x 3/4" TRUSS
HEAD BOLT
DOOR
SUPPORT
ASSEMBLING CART BODY
1. Place cart body halves upright on a smooth level surface
such as a garage floor or a paved driveway. See figure
1.
CAUTION: Do not leave the cart unattended
5/16" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
in upright position during assembly. A falling
cart can cause personal injury! Pay close
attention to the stability of the cart while it
remains in an upright position. For best stability,
assemble on a smooth level surface.
TAILGATE
REINFORCEMENT
BRACKET
FIGURE 2
5.
Pull the cart body halves together.
Tighten the four truss head bolts in figure 2.
Tighten the four hex bolts in figure 2.
Tighten the three hex bolts in figure 1, keeping the
bottom aligned and pulled together.
6. Carefully flip the cart end for end so that it rests on the
tailgate reinforcement bracket. See figure 3.
2. Assemble cart body halves together using three 1/4"
x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4" Nylock hex nuts as shown in
figure 1. Do not tighten yet.
1/4" x 5/8" HEX BOLT
1/4" NYLOCK HEX NUT
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 1
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10.Position the rear tongue on the wheel support and the
latch stand bracket. Assemble the axle through the wheel
support and the tongue. See figure 6.
7. Assemble the wheel support to the bottom of the cart
using eight 5/16" x 3/4" truss head bolts and 5/16" Nylock
hex nuts as shown in figure 4. Heads of bolts go on the
inside of cart. Tighten.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the tongue is securely locked
to the latch stand bracket by the latch lock lever.
5/16" x 3/4"
TRUSS HEAD BOLT
AXLE
TONGUE
(REAR)
WHEEL
SUPPORT
LATCH
LOCK
LEVER
5/16" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 6
8. To prevent accidental tipping during the following
assembly procedures, lower the cart to rest upside down,
with the wheel support facing up, as shown in figure 5.
9. Align the latch stand bracket so that the tab is at the rear.
Fasten the bracket to the rear set of holes at the front of
the cart using two 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts, 1/4" flat washers
and 1/4" Nylock hex nuts. Use the 1/4" flat washers as
shims between the bracket and the cart bed. Make finger
tight. See figure 5.
LATCH STAND
BRACKET
(Tab at rear)
11.Assemble a spacer tube onto each end of the axle as
shown in figure 7.
12.Assemble a 1" flat washer, a wheel (valve stem facing
out), and another 1" flat washer onto the axle as shown
in figure 7. Secure the wheel with a cotter pin, spreading
the ends so that a hub cap can fit over the pin. Assemble
the hub cap by pressing it onto the flat washer. Repeat
on other end of axle.
1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
SPACER TUBE
WHEEL
1/4" FLAT
WASHER
AXLE
1" FLAT
WASHER
1" FLAT
WASHER
HUB CAP
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
FIGURE 7
FIGURE 5
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COTTER PIN
ASSEMBLING VAC PARTS
13.Flip the cart over so that it rests on its wheels.
14.Assemble the front tongue on top of the rear tongue
using three 3/8" x 3" hex bolts and 3/8" Nylock hex nuts.
See figure 8.
HINT: For easier assembly, support the rear tongue
with a block of wood.
17.Release the latch lock lever and tilt the cart bed back.
See figure 10.
18.Assemble the front panel to the cart bed, sliding the
bottom lip of the panel in between the cart bed and the
latch stand bracket. Fasten the panel to the bottom and
sides of the cart bed using six 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and
1/4" Nylock hex nuts. Tighten. See figure 10.
3/8" x 3"
HEX BOLT
19.Tighten the two bolts that you assembled to the latch
stand bracket in figure 5.
TONGUE
(FRONT)
FRONT
PANEL
3/8" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
1/4" NYLOCK HEX NUT
BLOCK
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
FIGURE 8
15.Assemble the hitch bracket to the front tongue using two
3/8" x 1-1/4" hex bolts, 3/8" and 3/8" Nylock hex nuts.
Tighten. See figure 9.
1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
16.Secure the hitch pin to the hitch bracket and tongue with
the hair cotter pin. See figure 9.
HITCH BRACKET
HITCH
PIN
FIGURE 10
3/8" x 1-1/4"
HEX BOLT
HAIR
COTTER
PIN
3/8" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
TONGUE
FIGURE 9
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LATCH
STAND
BRACKET
23.Assemble a door latch at each end of the cross brace
using a 5/16" x 3/4" hex bolt, a nylon washer and a
5/16" Nylock hex nut. Place the nylon washer between
the door latch and cross brace. Tighten so that latch is
snug but will still rotate. See figure 13.
20.Place a side panel on top of the cart bed flange, inside
the lip of the front panel. Fasten the side panel to the front
panel using three 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4" Nylock
hex nuts. Fasten the side panel to the cart bed flange
using two 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts, 1/4" flat washers, and
1/4" Nylock hex nuts. Tighten. See figure 11. Repeat on
other side.
5/16" x 3/4"
HEX BOLT
DOOR
LATCH
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
CROSS
BRACE
1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
1/4" FLAT WASHER
5/16" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
NYLON
WASHER
FIGURE 11
FIGURE 13
21.Screw a 1/4" Nylock hex nut approximately half an inch
onto a 1/4" x 1" hex bolt. Insert the bolt into the hole
shown in figure 12, in the side of the cart. Fasten the
bolt to the cart using a 1/4" Nylock hex nut. Tighten so
that the nut is flush with the end of the bolt. Repeat on
the other side. See figure 12.
22.Assemble the cross brace to the top rear holes in the
side panels using four 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4"
Nylock hex nuts. See figure 12.
1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
CROSS
BRACE
24.Install the poly hard top using fourteen 1/4" x 3/4" hex
bolts and 1/4" flat washers on the outside and fourteen
1/4" flat washers and 1/4" Nylock hex nuts on the inside.
Tighten. See figure 14.
1/4" FLAT
WASHER
1/4" x 1"
HEX BOLT
1/4" FLAT
WASHER
1/4" x 3/4"
HEX BOLT
1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
FIGURE 14
FIGURE 12
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POLY HARD TOP
25.Assemble a short tarp strap to rear door using one 1/4" x
1-1/4" hex bolt, two 1/4" flat washers and one 1/4" Nylock
hex nut. Assemble an "S" hook through loose end of
strap. See figure 15. Repeat on other side of door.
26.Assemble door to rear of cart by resting bottom of door
on door supports and pushing top of door in against
cross brace. Secure top of door using door latches on
each side. See figure 15.
27.Hook both the tarp straps onto the 1/4" x 1" hex bolts in
the sides of the cart. See figure 15.
29.Assemble the elbow to the impeller housing using
four 5/16" x 3/4" self tapping hex bolts and four nylon
washers. Push while turning to help start the bolts into
the unthreaded holes. Tighten. See figure 17.
30.To center the elbow with the opening in the hard top:
a. Push the vinyl boot back inside the opening.
b. Loosen by approximately 1/2 turn each, the four bolts that you assembled in figure 16.
c. Slide the engine in the slots until the elbow is centered with the opening in the hardtop.
d. Retighten the four bolts that you loosened.
31.Pull the vinyl boot onto the end of the elbow.
DOOR LATCH
Center elbow between
sides of opening
1/4" x 1-1/4" HEX BOLT
1/4" FLAT WASHER
TARP STRAP (SHORT)
1/4" FLAT
WASHER
"S" HOOK
NYLON
WASHER
1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUT
5/16" x 3/4"
HEX BOLT
(Thread Forming)
DOOR
SUPPORTS
1/4" x 1"
HEX BOLT
Loosen (4) bolts
1/4 turn each
FIGURE 15
28.Attach the engine/impeller housing assembly to the
upper slots in the angles welded to the tongue. Use
four 5/16" x 3/4" hex bolts, 5/16" flat washers and 5/16"
nylock nuts. Washers go between bolt heads and slots
in welded angles. Tighten. See figure 16.
FIGURE 17
5/16"
NYLOCK
NUT
5/16" FLAT
WASHER
5/16" x 3/4"
HEX BOLT
WELDED
ANGLES
FRONT
TONGUE
FIGURE 16
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32.Assemble the hose adapter (nozzle) to the front of
the impeller housing and secure with the three knobs.
Make sure that the switch actuator bracket contacts
the switch on the housing. See figure 18.
35.Place the hose hanger rod assembly into the hose
hanger bracket on the impeller housing assembly. See
figure 20.
36.Loop the 25" tarp strap under the hose. Fasten the
hooks to the hose hanger rod. See figure 20.
HOSE HANGER ROD
HOSE ADAPTER
(NOZZLE)
KNOB
25" TARP
STRAP
SWITCH
ACTUATOR
BRACKET
FIGURE 18
FIGURE 20
37.Assemble the hitch plate to the tractor hitch if:
a. Your tractor has a square (straight) hitch frame, to help prevent binding.
b. Your tractor has a lightweight hitch frame that needs reinforcing for towing the Mow-N-Vac.
Use a 1/2" x 1-1/4" hex bolt, a 7/16" flat washer and a
1/2" Nylock hex nut. See figure 21.
33.Place a hose clamp onto end of hose. Push hose onto
hose adapter (nozzle). Tighten hose clamp onto hose
and hose adapter. Do not collapse hose adapter
when tightening clamp. See figure 19.
34.The remaining hose clamp will later be used to fasten
the other end of the hose to the deck adapter.
1/2" x 1-1/4"
HEX BOLT
HOSE ADAPTER
(NOZZLE)
TRACTOR
HITCH FRAME
(SQUARE)
CLAMP
HOSE
7/16" FLAT WASHER
1/2" NYLOCK HEX NUT
TRACTOR
HITCH FRAME
(TAPERED)
FIGURE 19
FIGURE 21
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ATTACH
MOW-N-VAC
HERE
HITCH
PLATE
STOP
BEFORE PROCEEDING, look in the fold-out sheets to find the template for
your mower deck. If written instructions are printed on the template, follow those
instructions instead of the instructions in this manual.
ASSEMBLING THE DECK ADAPTER (#62468)
TO THE MOWER DECK
NOTE: Not all of the hardware will be used for any one particular fit up.
Contents of Hardware Pack for Deck Adapter:
1. Identify and cut out the template for your brand and
size mower deck. If there is no template included for
your deck size, you can make your own template by
marking around a piece of cardboard held against the
edge of the deck's discharge opening.
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2. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS PRINTED ON THE
TEMPLATE. If there are no instructions, use the
following instructions as a general guide.
Hex Bolt, 5/16" x 1-1/4"
Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 1"
Carriage Bolt, 5/16" x 3/4"
Hex Nylock Nut, 5/16"
Hex Nylock Nut, 1/4"
Flat Steel Washer, 1/4" Std.
Flat Washer, 5/16" Std.
Nylon Washer
Mounting Strap
Angle Bracket
Mounting Bracket
3. Tape the template to the face of the adapter, about
1/2" from front and 1/4" down from top for deeper
decks. For shallow decks, position template low
enough that adapter will not extend below bottom
of deck. Mark outline of template on face of adapter
using white crayon, nail or scriber. Drill a starting hole
inside the outline, then use a saber saw or key hole
saw to cut out the opening. See figure 23.
1/4" DOWN
IMPORTANT: Keep cut-off as close to
the top edge as possible.
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PERFORM THIS STEP ONLY IF NECESSARY.
4. Remove the mower discharge deflector from your
mower deck if necessary to attach deck adapter. Save
the deflector and hardware for remounting deflector.
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CAUTION: Mower deflector must be
replaced when Vac System deck adapter
is removed. Do Not operate mower
unless adapter or deflector is in place
and properly mounted.
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5. Position the adapter over the deck opening, and check
for fit of cutout as shown in figure 24. Trim cutout, if
necessary, to allow tilting of adapter, keeping the fit as
close as possible for best vacuum suction.
7. Assemble the adapter bracket to the deck using two
5/16" x 1" hex bolts, 5/16" flat washers and 5/16"
Nylock hex nuts. See figure 26.
NOTE: It may be necessary to use extra 5/16" flat
washers to shim under the bracket next to the deck
surface. Ten extra washers have been furnished as
shims. See figure 26.
NOTE: Make sure adapter clears gauge
wheels on mower deck
DECK ADAPTER
(2) 5/16" NYLOCK
HEX NUTS
MOWER DECK
(2) 5/16" FLAT
WASHERS
ADAPTER BRACKET
Curl on deck may be located outside of
adapter or inside depending on deck
opening design
5/16" x 1" HEX BOLT
FIGURE 24
5/16" flat washers
used as needed for
shims to adjust for
variations in decks.
FIGURE 26
6. Holding the adapter bracket and the deck adapter
together, position the deck adapter on the mower
deck. Keeping the edge of deck adapter as close as
possible to the offset in the adapter bracket, see if the
slot in the adapter bracket can be aligned with one
or two of the deflector holes in your mower deck's
discharge opening. If the bracket can not be located
correctly using existing holes, it will be necessary to
drill one or two 5/16" diameter holes in the deck. See
figure 25.
8. With deck adapter positioned correctly over the
discharge opening, use the adapter bracket as a
template and drill three 9/32" diameter holes in the top
of the deck adapter. See figure 27.
9. Bolt deck adapter to bracket using three 1/4" x 1"
bolts, nylon washers, 1/4" flat washers and 1/4"
Nylock hex nuts. Nylon washers should be against
the inside of the deck adapter. See figure 27.
Use existing holes or drill 5/16"
diameter hole or holes.
DECK ADAPTER
ADAPTER BRACKET
(3) 1/4" NYLOCK
HEX NUTS
ADAPTER
BRACKET
(3) NYLON
WASHERS
MOWER DEC
K
(3) 1/4" STEEL WASHERS
(3) 1/4" x 1" HEX BOLTS
DECK ADAPTER
FIGURE 27
MOWER DECK
Keep edge of adapter as close
as possible to offset in bracket
10.Assemble end of hose and a hose clamp over the
round opening of deck adapter and tighten clamp. GO
DIRECTLY TO THE OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
ON PAGE 15.
FIGURE 25
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OPERATION
HOW TO USE YOUR MOW-N-VAC
BEFORE STARTING
1. Your Mow-N-Vac engine is shipped without oil or gasoline.
Service the Mow-N-Vac engine with oil and gas as
instructed in the separate engine manual.
2. Inspect the Mow-N-Vac to make sure all covers (rear
door, vinyl boot, elbow, hose adapter, hose and deck
adapter are properly attached.
3. Check tires for proper inflation (12 - 14 lbs).
CAUTION:
Vehicle braking and stability
may be affected with the addition of an
accessory or an attachment. Be aware of
changing conditions on slopes.
1. Inspect the Mow-N-Vac to make sure all covers (rear
door, vinyl boot, elbow, hose adapter (nozzle), hose and
deck adapter are properly attached.
2. Check tires for proper inflation (12 - 14 lbs).
3. Check oil and gas in Mow-N-Vac engine.
4. Begin operation at low speed, adjusting forward speed to
match grass height and/or moisture condition to prevent
clogging.
5. Do not attempt to vacuum up any material other than
vegetation found in a normal yard, such as light branches,
leaves, twigs, etc.
WARNING: Never fill fuel tank indoors, or
with the engine running, or while the engine
is hot. Do not smoke while filling tank.
HOW TO STOP YOUR MOW-N-VAC
1. To stop engine, move the throttle control lever to the
OFF position.
2. Disconnect spark plug wire from plug to prevent accidental
starting while equipment is unattended or is being worked
on.
WARNING: Should your Mow-N-Vac
become clogged, shut off tractor and
Mow-N-Vac engines. Before attempting
to unclog, remove wire from spark plug to
prevent accidental starting.
CAUTION: The muffler and adjacent
6.
7.
8.
9.
areas are hot!
HOW TO START YOUR MOW-N-VAC
To empty cart, shut off tractor engine and set brake.
Shut off Mow-N-Vac engine.
Remove rear door from cart.
Release the latch holding cart down to the tongue by
pulling up on the latch lever. See figure 28.
CAUTION: To avoid possible injury, be
WARNING: Never start or run the engine
sure that no one is near the cart before
releasing the latch.
without all covers being properly attached to
the blower housing and cart.
10.Using a rake or suitable tool, pull the grass clippings
and/or leaves out of cart.
11.After cart is emptied, secure cart to tongue with latch
and reattach the rear door and vinyl boot.
1. Check oil and gas in Mow-N-Vac engine.
2. Attach spark plug wire to spark plug.
3. Move choke lever on engine to CHOKE position.
(A warm engine may not require choking.)
4. Move throttle control lever on engine to FAST position.
5. Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until engine
reaches start of compression cycle (rope will pull slightly
harder at this point). Let the rope rewind slowly.
6. Pull rope with a rapid, continuous, full arm stroke. Keep
a firm grip on starter handle. Let rope rewind slowly. Do
not let starter handle snap back against starter.
7. Repeat instructions in two preceding paragraphs until
engine fires. When engine starts, move choke control
gradually to RUN position.
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FIGURE 28
MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and follow the maintenance schedule and the maintenance procedures listed in this section.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Fill in dates as you
complete regular service.
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Service Dates
Check for loose fasteners X
Check soft vinyl boot X
Check tire pressure X
Check engine oil level X
Lubricate X
Clean X X
Maintain engine per instructions below and in engine manual.
BEFORE EACH USE
WARNING: Always stop engine and
disconnect spark plug wire before
cleaning, lubricating or before performing
any repairs or maintenance.
CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS
1. Make a thorough visual check of the Mow-N- Vac for any
bolts and nuts which may have loosened. Retighten any
loose bolts and nuts.
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
CHECK VINYL BOOT
2. Check the soft vinyl boot (on front of hard top) for wear.
Replace if worn or damaged.
1. Check oil level before each use. Maintain engine oil as
instructed in the separate engine manual.
2. Service air cleaner every 25 hours under normal
conditions. Clean every few hours under extremely
dusty conditions. Poor engine performance and flooding
usually indicates that the air cleaner should be serviced.
To service the air cleaner, refer to the separate engine
manual.
3. The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset
once a season. Spark plug replacement is recommended
at the start of each season. Check the engine manual
for correct plug type and gap specifications.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
3. Check tire pressure regularly. Recommended tire
pressure is 12-14 Lbs.
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
4. Check oil level before each use. Maintain engine oil as
instructed in the separate engine manual.
LUBRICATION
1. At the beginning of each season, lubricate the latch, latch
pivot bolt, and the axle where the hitch tongue pivots,
with a light machine oil.
2. At least once a season, grease or oil the wheel bearings.
Use automotive wheel bearing type grease or 20 weight
oil.
CLEANING
1. Make sure the cart, the side and front panels and top are
cleaned after each use. Grass clippings and leaves left
in the cart will mildew and cause damage if not cleaned
out.
2. Clean the engine regularly with a cloth or brush. Keep the
cooling fins on the engine housing clean to permit proper
air circulation which is essential to engine performance
and life. Be sure to remove all dirt and debris from muffler
area.
STORAGE
3. If storing in an unventilated or metal storage shed, coat
metal parts with light oil or silicone to prevent rust.
4. Store unit in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean the engine and the entire unit thoroughly.
2. Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage
instructions.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Engine fails to start
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Spark plug wire disconnected.
Safety switch not contacted.
Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel.
Fuel shut-off valve closed
(if so equipped).
5. Faulty spark plug.
Loss of power;
1.
operation erratic.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Engine overheats
Spark plug wire loose
Unit running on CHOKE.
Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Dirty air cleaner.
1. Carburetor not adjusted
properly.
2. Engine oil level low.
Loose parts or damaged
impeller.
Unit does not
1.
discharge
2.
3.
Discharge chute (elbow)
clogged.
5. Clean, adjust gap or replace.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Move choke lever to OFF position.
3. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean
fresh gasoline.
4. Disconnect fuel line at carburetor to drain
fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
5. Adjust carburetor.*
6. Service air cleaner.*
Water or dirt in fuel system.
Too much vibration
Connect wire to spark plug.
Correctly install hose adapter nozzle.
Fill tank with clean, fresh fuel.
Open fuel shut-off valve.
1. Adjust carburetor.*
2. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Tighten all bolts and nuts.
Make all necessary repairs. If vibration
continues, have unit serviced by an
authorized service dealer.
1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Clean inside of housing
and discharge chute (elbow).
2. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Remove lodged object.
3. Empty cart.
Foreign object lodged in
impeller.
Mow-N-Vac cart is full.
*Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
NOTE: For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above, please contact your nearest authorized service dealer.
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NOTES
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PARTS
REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 501887, 551887 & 190-217D-100 CART BODY
12
A
2
11
A
13
1
11
13
12
23
28
11
1
15
28
3
5
12
6
8
10
8
9
27
7
22
18
5
20
4
14
19
28
17
16
25
26
ref. part no. qty.
description
1
23985
2 Cart Body
2
62458
1 Tailgate Reinforcement Bracket
3
23507
1 Wheel Support
4
24497
1 Latch Stand Bracket
5
24897
1 Axle, Wheel 1" Dia.
6
46272
2 Wheel w/Tire, 15 x 6.00
7
43093
2 Cotter Pin, 1/8" Dia. x 1-1/2"
8
43601
4 Washer, Flat 1"
9
44678
2 Spacer Tube, 1-1/4" x 2" Lg.
10
43014
2 Hub Cap
11
43866
9 Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 5/8"
12
47189
9 Hex Nut, 1/4-20 Nylock
13
43814
12 Truss Hd. Bolt, 5/16-18 x 3/4"
14
41076
2 Spacer
21
24
24
ref. part no. qty.
description
15
43088
2 Washer, Flat 1/4"
16
63917
1 Tongue Weldment Ass'y. (Rear)
17
63155
1 Tongue Weldment Ass'y. (Front)
18
24614
1 Latch Lock Lever
19
23475
1 Hitch Bracket
20
43884
1 Hitch Pin
21
43343
1 Pin, Hair Cotter 1/8"
22
43087
2 Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1-1/4"
23
23838
2 Door Support
24
HA21362
5 Nut, Hex Nylock 3/8-16
25
47407
1 Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 3-3/4"
26
47408
1 Spring, Extension
27
43574
3 Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 3"
28
47810
13 Hex Nut, 5/16-18 Nylock
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REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 501887, 551887 & 190-217D-100 MOW-N- VAC
26
25
27
23
24
17
35
12
4
28
39 7
22
B
8
20
36
20
35
30 31
37
33
35
21
38
37
14
B
10
37
35
9
33
37
6
11
15
3
35
37
34
16
7
37
19
37
4
A
2
8
29
2
1
8
8
18
19
4
A
8
43
ADAPTER #62468
37
30
31
8
47
7
35
35
36
34
44
35
37
7
35
43
7
37 13
8
43 45
43
5
34
7
35
8
49
40
32
13
42
48
7
35
41
37 34
46
37
20
TO
TRACTOR
4
REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 501887, 551887 & 190-217D-100 MOW-N-VAC
REF
1
2
3
PART no.
24080
24078
63226
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
43182
43840
43085
1543-69
47810
43791
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
712-0421
43012
43080
40995
40998
222261
49974
46420
43792
43793
24678
24679
23836
64244
24
43882
QTY.
DESCRIPTION
1 Engine Base
2 Brace, Housing
1 Hose Hanger Bracket Ass'y.
(Ref. item #16 on page 22.)
14 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4"
2 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/4"
4 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2"
9 Washer, Nylon 21/64"
18 Nut, Hex Nylock 5/16-18
1 Hose Adapter
1 Impeller Housing Assembly
(See page 22)
3 Knob (See Item #8, Page 22)
13 Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4"
2 Bolt, Carr. 5/16" x 3/4"
1 Engine (49 State)
1 Engine (California)
1 Deflector, Muffler
1 Hose Hanger Rod
1 Elbow
1 Hose (6" x 84")
2 Hose Clamp 6"
2 Side Panel Cart Extension
1 Front Panel Cart Extension
1 Cross Brace
1 Hard Top Assembly
(Includes 24,25,26,27)
21 Rivet, 3/16"
REF
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
PART no.
43910
24798
48133
44790
43790
44849
44850
23540
43866
43661
43088
1509-90
47189
47630
23789
43351
712-3083
43352
43081
43830
23560
23825
23826
23827
62468
QTY.
21
4
1
1
1
4
4
1
20
6
45
5
43
4
2
1
1
1
16
1
1
1
1
1
1
49942
1
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Flat 3/16"
Boot Mounting Strap
Hard top Boot
Poly Rear Door
Strap, Tarp 25"
"S" Hook, #32
Strap, Tarp (Less Hooks)
Hitch Plate
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 5/8"
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1"
Washer, 1/4" STD
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
Nut, Hex Nylock 1/4-20
Screw, Self Tap 5/16-18 x 3/4"
Door Latch
Bolt, Hex 1/2-13 x 1-1/4"
Nut, Hex Nylock 1/2-13
Washer, Flat 7/16"
Washer, 5/16" STD
Adapter, Deck
Bracket, Deck Adapter
Mounting Strap
Angle Bracket
Mounting Bracket
Deck Adapter Kit (Includes
parts in box shown on page 20)
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REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 501887, 551887 & 190-217D-100 MOW-N-VAC
IMPELLER HOUSING ASSEMBLY
13
11
2
23
18
18
10
56
5
4
17
10
9
16
3
4
24
23
78
9
10
8
10
19
6
15
12
4
22
16
14
20
15
13
21
11
16
24
ref.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
part no.
629-0241A
24634
24633
43182
710-0772
710-1268
43063
712-0421
48848
43086
723-0438
725-1700
qty.
1
1
1
12
3
2
3
3
12
3
1
1
description
Harness, Wire
Housing Ass'y. Inner
Housing Ass'y. Outer
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4"
Bolt, Hex 5/16-24 x 2"
Screw, Self Tap #10-16 x 3/8"
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1"
Knob
Nut, Nylock Jam 5/16-18
Lock Washer, 5/16"
Seal, Rubber
Cover, Switch
ref.
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
22
part no.
725-3166
726-0272
731-1613
24958
24606
719-0330A
63924
710-1273
43003
736-0247
46584
629-0923
qty.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
description
Snap Mount Switch
Clamp
Cover, Switch
Hose Hanger Bracket
Spacer, Housing
Adapter, Mounting
Impeller Assembly
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 2-3/4"
Lockwasher, 3/8"
Flat Washer, 13/32" x 1-1/4"
Nut, Whizlock 5/16-18
Harness Adapter
(Keep this sheet in a safe place for future reference.)
Use this guide to determine if a slope is safe for the operation of your tractor and Mow-NVac. Refer also to the instructions in your vehicle owners manual.
SLOPE GUIDE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
A POWER POLE
A CORNER OF A BUILDING
OR A FENCE POST
F
O
L
D
A
LONG
DOTTE
D
L
IN
E
, REPR
ESENT
ING
A
1
0
DEGRE
E SLO
PE
CAUTION: Do not operate your tractor and Mow-N-Vac on a
slope in excess of 10 degrees. Be sure of your tractor's towing and
braking capabilities before operating on a slope. Avoid any sudden
turns or maneuvers while on a slope.
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