Owner`s manual | Agri-Fab 45-02881 Lawn Mower User Manual

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OWNERS
MANUAL
Model No.
45-02881
175 LB. POLY PRO
DROP SPREADER
CAUTION:
Read Rules for
Safe Operation
and Instructions
Carefully
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Parts
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PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 47717 (REV. 8/06)
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATIONS
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 this owner's manual before attempting to assemble
or operate the spreader.
Read the towing vehicle owner's manual and know
how to operate the tractor before using the spreader
attachment.
Do not allow anyone to ride on or sit on spreader.
Never allow children to operate the tractor or spreader
attachment.
Do not allow adults to operate the tractor or spreader
without proper instructions.
Read the chemical label for instructions and
cautions for handling and applying chemicals.
Wear eye and hand protection when handling and using
lawn chemicals.
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Always begin with the transmission in first (low) gear and
gradually increase speed as conditions permit. Maximum
towing speed - 10 M.P.H.
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 tractor and spreader.
Before operating the 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
1.
2.
3.
4.
Hopper Assembly
Flow Control Gauge
Hopper Brace
Flow Control Arm
5.
6.
7.
8.
Flow Control Rod
Tongue Braces (2)
Tongue
Hitch Bracket
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2
3
4
7
5
8
6
2
SHOWN FULL SIZE
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B
C
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NOT SHOWN FULL SIZE
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HARDWARE CHART
REF.
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B
C
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G
QTY.
1
1
2
10
1
4
3
REF. QTY.
DESCRIPTION
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Hex Bolt, 3/8" x 1"
Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 1-1/4"
Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 3/4"
Hex Bolt, 1/4" x 5/8"
Carriage Bolt, 1/4" x 3/4"
Flat Washer, 1/4"
Nylon Washer
3
16
1
1
1
1
1
2
DESCRIPTION
Nylock Nut, 1/4"
Nylock Nut, 3/8"
Hitch Pin
Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8"
Plastic Knob
Plastic Grip
Ferrule
N
ASSEMBLY
1/4" NYLOCK
NUTS
1/4" x 1-1/4"
HEX BOLT
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
PLASTIC
GRIP
(2) 7/16" Wrenches
(2) 9/16" Wrenches
1/4" FLAT
WASHER
1. Remove the hardware pack and all individual parts from
the carton and lay out as shown on page 2 and 3.
NYLON
WASHER
HOPPER
BRACE
FLOW
CONTROL
ROD
2. Assemble the tongue to the hopper as shown in figure
1 using two 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4" nylock nuts.
Do not tighten yet.
FLOW
CONTROL
ARM
FERRULE
1/2"
FIGURE 2
6. Attach the hopper brace to the hopper using two 1/4" x
5/8" hex bolts, one 1/4" flat washer and two 1/4" nylock
nuts. Do not tighten yet. See figure 3.
TONGUE
7. Place the end of the hitch bracket (two holes) down
through the slot in the tongue. Attach the hopper brace
to the top of the tongue and the hitch bracket to the
bottom using one 3/8" x 1" hex bolt and 3/8" nylock nut.
Tighten all bolts assembled so far. See figure 3.
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
1/4" FLAT WASHER
(ONE ONLY)
FIGURE 1
3. Assemble the plastic grip onto the end of the flow control
arm as shown in figure 2.
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
4. Insert the flow control arm through the slot in the hopper
brace. Place a nylon washer on each side of the arm
and attach it to the brace's welded bracket using a 1/4"
x 1-1/4" hex bolt, a 1/4" flat washer and two 1/4" nylock
nuts as shown in figure 2. Tighten the first nylock nut
until there is noticeable resistance when moving the flow
control arm, then tighten the second nylock nut.
1/4" NYLOCK
NUT
HOPPER
BRACE
3/8" x 1"
HEX BOLT
HITCH
BRACKET
5. Place the flow control rod through the hole at the end
of the flow control arm. Assemble the two ferrules onto
the threaded ends of the rod so that approximately 10
threads (1/2") of the rod extends through the ferrules.
See figure 2.
3/8" NYLOCK NUT
FIGURE 3
4
8. Assemble one end of a tongue brace to the side of the
tongue using two 1/4" x 5/8" hex bolts and 1/4" hex nuts.
Do not tighten yet. See figure 4.
12. Assemble the flow control gauge to the hopper brace
using the 1/4" x 3/4" carriage bolt, a nylon washer and
the plastic knob. See figure 6.
9. Assemble the other end of the tongue brace to the
triangular plate on the end of the spreader. Use a 1/4"
x 5/8" hex bolt and 1/4" nylock nut in the front hole of
the plate. Use a 1/4" x 3/4" hex bolt, 1/4" flat washer and
1/4" nylock nut in the rear hole, with the bolt and washer
assembled on the inside of the hopper as shown in figure
4. Do not tighten yet.
13. Install the hitch pin and the 1/8" hair cotter pin in the
spreader hitch bracket and tongue. See figure 6.
NYLON
WASHER
PLASTIC
KNOB
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 to attach the second tongue brace
to the other end of the spreader and then tighten all
loose bolts.
FLOW
CONTROL
GAUGE
1/4" FLAT WASHER
(One per side)
1/4" x 3/4"
HEX BOLT
1/4"
NYLOCK
NUT
3/8" HITCH PIN
1/4" x 3/4"
CARRIAGE BOLT
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
1/8" HAIR
COTTER PIN
FIGURE 6
TONGUE
BRACE
1/4" x 5/8"
HEX BOLT
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
14. To check for correct opening of hopper flow plates:
a. Set the flow control gauge at the highest setting.
b. Move the flow control arm away from the hopper until
it rests against the gauge. The slots in the bottom
of the hopper should now be completely open. The
edge of the flow plates should be just clear of the
ends all the slots.
c. If the flow plates are not straight with the slots, screw
one ferrule up or down on one side of the control
rod.
d. If the flow plates open to far or not far enough, screw
both ferrules equally up or down on the control
rod.
d. Move the flow control arm toward the hopper to the
off position. Verify that the slots in the bottom of the
hopper are completely covered by the flow plates.
e. Tighten the lock nuts and then loosen 1/4 turn.
FIGURE 4
11. Make sure that both ferrules are adjusted so that
approximately ten threads (1/2") of the control rod is
exposed. Insert both ferrules into the brackets which are
riveted to the front of the flow plates. Assemble a 1/4"
nylock nut onto each ferrule, making only finger tight
at this time. See figure 5.
FLOW CONTROL ROD
1/4" NYLOCK NUT
15. To check for proper tension on the hopper flow plates:
a. Set the flow control gauge at a mid range setting.
b. Move the flow control arm against the gauge.
c. Press firmly against the front of the flow plates at the
bottom of the hopper. The flow control arm should
not move.
d. If the arm moves, tighten the hex lock nuts on the
flow control arm until movement is prevented.
FERRULE
BRACKET
FIGURE 5
5
OPERATION
SETTING CHART
HOW TO USE YOUR SPREADER
MATERIAL
Flow Rate Setting
TYPE
At 3 M.P.H.
Fertilizer
Granular / Pelleted
0-1 /
0-2
Grass Seed
Fine / Coarse
5-6 /
7-8
1. Refer to the instruction label on the material package
and to the instruction decal on your spreader to help
determine the proper spreader setting and application
rate. Also see the Setting Chart on this page for a general
range of settings for commonly used materials.
2. Loosen the knob and adjust the flow control gauge to the
recommended setting. Retighten the knob. See figure
7.
3. Determine the approximate square footage of the area
to be covered and estimate the amount of fertilizer or
seed required.
4. Move the spreader to the area where application is to
begin.
5. Making sure the flow control arm is in the "OFF" position,
fill the hopper, breaking up any lumps.
6. Start the spreader in motion and then pull the flow
control arm forward to the "ON" position as you travel
across your lawn. The recommended towing speed is
3 m.p.h.
3 M.P.H. is equivalent to traveling 100 feet in 23 seconds.
APPLICATION TIPS
1. To help prevent clogging when using granular material,
avoid towing the spreader with the flow plate closed.
A closed flow plate could cause the rotating agitator
to work the material into powder, compacting it at the
bottom of the hopper.
2. Reduce the flow setting for speeds slower than
3 M.P.H. and increase the setting for higher speeds.
3. To avoid misses or striping, overlap the previous wheel
tracks by approximately 4"- 5". The spread width of the
spreader is approximately 40".
4. For easiest application, first apply material across both
ends of the area. Two or three passes on each end are
sufficient. Then apply material back and forth as shown.
Use the end areas for turning around, shutting off the
spreader as you enter the end areas and turning the
spreader on again as your leave the end areas for your
next pass. See figure 8.
5. If lawn is odd shaped, spread a border around the edges
and then spread between the border.
IMPORTANT: Always place flow control arm in the "OFF"
position to prevent excess fertilizer from being released when
filling the spreader and when stopping or turning.
NOTE: Be careful when using the spreader around
ornamental plants because weed control chemicals can
damage these plants.
FLOW CONTROL ARM
FLOW RATE
SETTING (6)
ON
0
1
2
4
6
PLASTIC
KNOB
FIGURE 8
MAINTENANCE
1. Always empty spreader after each use, storing leftover
material in it's original bag.
2. Wash the spreader and dry thoroughly after each use.
3. Apply a few drops of oil to all moving parts.
4. Check all nuts and bolts for tightness before each use.
5. Keep tires inflated to 12 - 14 lbs.
FIGURE 7
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REPAIR PARTS FOR 175 LB. DROP SPREADER MODEL 45-02881
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5
3
27
26
6
5
2
18
17
19
42 16
21
5
11
6
8
B
A
11
16
41
5 4
4
35
35
29
6
19
1
36
28
6
15
A
4
23
22
24
20
16
7 6
4
19
35
33
5
38
34
25
10
5
15
13 14
B
9 6
31
12
6
6
REF.
PART
NO.
NO.
1
47451
2
24536
3
24535
4
43088
5
43866
6
47189
7
741-0245
8
47484
9
24538
10
24539
11
47711
12 728-3001
13
47459
14
47508
15
24537
16
43009
17
47259
18
47476
19
24540
20
46497
21
47458
22
24534
6
30
QTY.
1
1
1
9
16
24
2
1
1
1
2
10
1
1
2
12
4
16
2
2
2
2
5
DESCRIPTION
Hopper
Hopper Center Plate (Small)
Hopper Center Plate (Large)
Washer, 1/4"
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 5/8"
Nut, Nylock 1/4-20 Thd.
Bearing, Flange
Bearing, Hex Flange
Bracket, Feed Plate (RH)
Bracket, Feed Plate (LH)
Ferrule
Pop Rivet
Skirt, 48"
Retainer, Skirt
Flow Plate
Washer
Agitator Blade
Screw, #8-32 x 3/8" Lg.
Axle
Spacer, Tube 1" OD x 1.2" Lg.
Spacer, 1.25" OD x .330" Lg.
Plate, Bearing
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REF.
PART
NO.
NO.
23
44457
24
1509-69
25
47623
26
47712
27
24660
28
24542
29
63850
30
24532
31
23014
32
24531
33
43012
34
44950
35
1543-69
36
43849
37
43848
38
43001
39 HA21362
40
43343
41
1509-90
42
43601
47717
QTY.
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
40
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DESCRIPTION
Wheel
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1-3/4" Lg.
Hitch Pin, 3/8"
Rod, Flow Control
Arm, Flow Control
Gauge, Flow Control
Brace Assembly, Hopper
Brace, Tongue
Hitch Bracket
Tongue
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4"
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 3/4" Lg.
Washer, Nylon
Knob, Plastic 1/4-20 Thd.
Grip, Plastic
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 1" Lg.
Nut, Nylock 3/8-16 Thd.
Hair Cotter Pin, 1/8"
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" Lg.
Washer, 1" ID x .06" Thick
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