Operator`s manual | Alamo 00785503C Lawn Mower User Manual

RX60/72/84
ROTARY MOWER
Published 03/09
Part NO. 00785503C
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
This Operator's Manual is an integral part of the safe operation of this machine and must
be maintained with the unit at all times. READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the Safety
and Operation Instructions contained in this manual before operating the equipment. C01Cover
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All implements with moving parts are potentially hazardous. There is no substitute for a cautious, safe-minded
operator who recognizes the potential hazards and follows reasonable safety practices. The manufacturer has
designed this implement to be used with all its safety equipment properly attached to minimize the chance of
accidents.
BEFORE YOU START!!Read the safety messages on the implement and shown in your manual. Observe the
rules of safety and common sense!
WARRANTY INFORMATION:
Read and understand the complete Warranty Statement found in this Manual. Fill out the Warranty Registration
Form in full and return it to within 30 Days. Make certain the Serial Number of the Machine is recorded on the
Warranty Card and on the Warranty Form that you retain.
In order to reduce accidents and enhance the safe operation of mowers, Alamo Industrial, in cooperation
with other industry manufacturers has developed the AEM/FEMA Industrial and Agricultural Mower
Safety Practices video and guide book.
The video will familiarize and instruct mower-tractor operators in safe practices when using industrial
and agricultural mowing equipment. It is important that Every Mower Operator be educated in the operation of their mowing equipment and be able to recognize the potential hazards that can occur while operating a mower. This video, along with the mower operator’s manual and the warning messages on the
mower, will significantly assist in this important education.
Your Authorized Alamo Industrial Dealer may have shown this video and presented you a DVD Video
when you purchased your mower. If you or any mower operator have not seen this video, Watch the
Video, Read this Operator’s Manual, and Complete the Video Guidebook before operating your new
mower. If you do not understand any of the instructions included in the video or operator’s manual or if
you have any questions concerning safety of operation, contact your supervisor, dealer or Alamo Industrial.
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intended use, and the potential hazards before operating the equipment.
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Table of Contents
SAFETY SECTION ........................................................................................ 1-1
General Safety Instructions and Practices ........................................................................................................ 1-2
Operator Safety Instructions and Practices ...................................................................................................... 1-3
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices ................................................................................... 1-5
Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and Practices ................................................... 1-10
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices .............................................................................................. 1-11
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices .......................................................................... 1-13
Storage and Parking Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................................................. 1-15
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices ................................................................................................. 1-15
Decal Location ................................................................................................................................................ 1-16
Decal Description ............................................................................................................................................ 1-18
Federal Laws and Regulations ....................................................................................................................... 1-25
INTRODUCTION SECTION ........................................................................... 2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION ................................................................................... 3-1
DEALER SETUP INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................................... 3-2
PULL TYPE (RX84 ONLY) INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................... 3-2
SHIELD ASSEMBLY (All Models) ..................................................................................................................... 3-2
TAIL WHEEL INSTALLATION (Model RX60 & RX72) ..................................................................................... 3-3
TAIL WHEEL INSTALLATION - LIFT TYPE (Model RX84 Only) ................................................................... 3-3
DUAL TAIL WHEEL INSTALLATION - LIFT TYPE (Model RX84 Only) ........................................................... 3-4
A-FRAME INSTALLATION (Quick Hitch) (Model RX60 & RX72) ..................................................................... 3-4
A-FRAME INSTALLATION (Model RX60-RX72 ............................................................................................... 3-6
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT ............................................................................................................................. 3-7
TONGUE (Pull Type) ........................................................................................................................................ 3-7
AXLE ASSEMBLY ............................................................................................................................................ 3-8
HYDRAULIC OR MANUAL LIFT (Model RX84 Only) ....................................................................................... 3-8
WHEELS (Model RX84 Only) ........................................................................................................................... 3-9
Deflectors: Front and Rear Deflectors (Standard Equipment) are recommended for the average user and will provide
protection from thrown objects with proper operation under normal conditions. Deflectors must be maintained in
good repair or replaced after no more than two inches of wear off lower edge. ............................................... 3-9
CHAIN GUARDS (Optional Equipment - All Models) ...................................................................................... 3-11
HYDRAULIC OR MANUAL LIFT (Model RX84 Only) ..................................................................................... 3-12
CHECK CHAINS (Extra Equipment) ............................................................................................................... 3-12
OFFSET ADAPTER HITCH (EXTRA EQUIPMENT) ...................................................................................... 3-13
OPERATION SECTION ................................................................................. 4-1
Standard Equipment and Specification ............................................................................................................. 4-3
OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................................ 4-4
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................................... 4-5
ROPS and Seat Belt ......................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor Safety Devices ...................................................................................................................................... 4-5
3-Point Hitch ..................................................................................................................................................... 4-6
Front End Weight .............................................................................................................................................. 4-6
Drawbar-Pull Type Mower ................................................................................................................................ 4-7
Power Take Off (PTO) ...................................................................................................................................... 4-7
GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR ........................................................................................................ 4-8
Boarding the Tractor ......................................................................................................................................... 4-8
Dismounting the Tractor .................................................................................................................................... 4-9
STARTING THE TRACTOR ............................................................................................................................. 4-9
CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR ........................................................................................ 4-10
Connecting Mower-Lift Type ........................................................................................................................... 4-10
3-Point Quick Hitch ......................................................................................................................................... 4-11
Connecting Mower - Lift Type (Quick Hitch) ................................................................................................... 4-12
SETTING THE MOWER ................................................................................................................................. 4-12
Setting Mower Height- Lift Type - (Standard or Quick Hitch) .......................................................................... 4-13
Connecting the Mower-Pull Type .................................................................................................................... 4-15
Safety Tow Chain ............................................................................................................................................ 4-16
Setting Mowing Height-Pull Type .................................................................................................................... 4-16
Setting Deck Pitch ........................................................................................................................................... 4-17
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT ........................................................................................................................... 4-17
Driveline Length Check ................................................................................................................................... 4-18
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE .......................................................................................... 4-19
Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ....................................................................................................... 4-23
Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ....................................................................................................... 4-23
Cutting Component Inspection ........................................................................................................................ 4-26
Blade Bolt Inspection ...................................................................................................................................... 4-28
DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................................ 4-28
Starting the Tractor ......................................................................................................................................... 4-29
Brake and Differential Lock Setting ................................................................................................................. 4-30
Raising the Mower .......................................................................................................................................... 4-30
Driving the Tractor and Mower ........................................................................................................................ 4-31
Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines .............................................................................................................. 4-31
OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT .......................................................................................... 4-32
Foreign Debris Hazards .................................................................................................................................. 4-34
Bystanders/Passersby Precautions ................................................................................................................ 4-34
Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO) .............................................................................................................. 4-35
PTO RPM and Ground Speed ........................................................................................................................ 4-36
Operating the Mower ...................................................................................................................................... 4-36
Shutting Down the Implement ......................................................................................................................... 4-39
DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR ............................................................................ 4-40
MOWER STORAGE ....................................................................................................................................... 4-42
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT .................................................................................. 4-42
Transporting on Public Roadways .................................................................................................................. 4-43
Hauling the Tractor and Implement ................................................................................................................. 4-45
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ....................................................................................................................... 4-47
MAINTENANCE SECTION ............................................................................ 5-1
Lubrication ........................................................................................................................................................ 5-2
GEARBOX ........................................................................................................................................................ 5-5
TAIL WHEEL ASSEMBLY ................................................................................................................................ 5-5
DRIVELINE LUBRICATION .............................................................................................................................. 5-6
LIFT TYPE DRIVELINE & PULL JACKSHAFT SHIELDS ................................................................................ 5-6
CV TYPE DRIVELINE ....................................................................................................................................... 5-7
MAIN CV DRIVELINE SAFETY SHIELD .......................................................................................................... 5-8
BLADE SERVICING ......................................................................................................................................... 5-9
BLADE SHARPENING ..................................................................................................................................... 5-9
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ................................................................................................ 5-9
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL ........................................................................................................................ 5-10
BLADE CARRIER INSPECTION .................................................................................................................... 5-10
BLADE CARRIER INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................ 5-11
BLADE REMOVAL .......................................................................................................................................... 5-11
SLIP CLUTCH ................................................................................................................................................. 5-12
SEASONAL CLUTCH MAINTENANCE .......................................................................................................... 5-13
MOWER STORAGE ....................................................................................................................................... 5-13
TORQUE CHART ........................................................................................................................................... 5-14
GEARBOX SERVICING ................................................................................................................................. 5-15
GEARBOX DISASSEMBLY ............................................................................................................................ 5-16
RIGHT ANGLE GEARBOX (OUTBOARD) ASSEMBLY & DISASSEMBLY PROCEDURES ......................... 5-17
SAFETY SECTION
Safety Section 1-1
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SAFETY
General Safety Instructions and Practices
SAFETY
A careful operator is the best operator. Safety is of primary importance to the manufacturer and should be to
the owner/operator. Most accidents can be avoided by being aware of your equipment, your surroundings, and
observing certain precautions. The first section of this manual includes a list of Safety Messages that, if
followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or death. Read and understand these Safety
Messages before assembling, operating or servicing this Implement. This equipment should only be operated
by those persons who have read the manual, who are responsible and trained, and who know how to do so
responsibly.
The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen below, is used throughout this
manual and on decals which are attached to the equipment. The Safety Alert Symbol means:
“ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!” The Symbol and Signal Word
are intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury
faced when operating this equipment.
Practice all usual and customary safe working precautions and above all---remember safety is
up to YOU. Only YOU can prevent serious injury or death from unsafe practices.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR
VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in DEATH
OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in MINOR
INJURY.
Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could result in
damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.
NOTE: Identifies points of particular interest for more efficient and convenient operation or
repair.(SG-1)
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or
death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the
Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards. (SG-2)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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SAFETY
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit
chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. (SG-30)
Operator Safety Instructions and Practices
The rotating parts of this machine continue to rotate even after the PTO has been turned off.
The operator should remain in his seat for 60 seconds after the brake has been set, the
PTO disengaged, the tractor turned off, and all evidence of rotation has ceased. (S3PT-10)
Never crawl under a raised Implement supported solely by the Tractor 3-Point hitch.
Release of the control lever or mechanical failure will result in the Implement falling and
possible injury or death. Always securely block up the Implement before crawling
underneath to perform repairs and service. (S3PT-19)
Never operate the Tractor or Implement until you have read and
completely understand this Manual, the Tractor Operator’s Manual, and
each of the Safety Messages found in the Manual or on the Tractor and
Implement. Learn how to stop the tractor engine suddenly in an
emergency.
Never allow inexperienced or untrained personnel to
operate the Tractor and Implement without supervision. Make sure the
operator has fully read and understood the manuals prior to operation.
(SG-4)
The operator and all support personnel should wear hard hats, safety
shoes, safety glasses, and proper hearing protection at all times for
protection from injury including injury from items that may be thrown by
the equipment. (SG-16)
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE
PERMANENT HEARING LOSS! Tractors with or without an Implement
attached can often be noisy enough to cause permanent hearing loss.
We recommend that you always wear hearing protection if the noise in
the Operator’s position exceeds 80db. Noise over 85db over an
extended period of time will cause severe hearing loss. Noise over 90db
adjacent to the Operator over an extended period of time will cause
permanent or total hearing loss. NOTE: Hearing loss from loud noise
[from tractors, chain saws, radios, and other such sources close to the
ear] is cumulative over a lifetime without hope of natural recovery. (SG-I7)
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SAFETY
“Wait a minute...Save a life!”
SAFETY
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturer’s
instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other
chemical agent. (SG-22)
SAFETY
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death. (SG-24)
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off
the Equipment and be injured or killed. Children can cause the Implement to shift or fall
crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement.
Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely.
Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication
must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the
medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely.
NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their
alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the
operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
Prolonged operation may cause operator boredom and fatigue affecting safe operation.
Take scheduled work breaks to help prevent these potentially impaired operating
conditions. Never operate the Implement and Tractor in a fatigued or bored mental state
which impairs proper and safe operation. (SG-32)
Use extreme caution when getting onto the Implement to perform repairs, maintenance and
when removing accumulated material. Only stand on solid flat surfaces to ensure good
footing. Use a ladder or raised stand to access high spots which cannot be reached from
ground level. Slipping and falling can cause serious injury or death. (SG-33)
Avoid contact with hot surfaces including hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and
hose connections. Relieve hydraulic pressure before performing maintenance or repairs.
Use gloves and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface
or fluid can cause serious injury from burns or scalding. (SG-34)
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SAFETY
DO NOT operate this Implement on a Tractor that is not properly maintained. Should a
mechanical or Tractor control failure occur while operating, immediately shut down the
Tractor and perform repairs before resuming operation. Serious injury and possible death
could occur from not maintaining this Implement and Tractor in good operating condition.
(SG-36)
Avoid contact with hot surfaces of the engine or muffler. Use gloves and eye protection
when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface or fluid can cause serious injury
from burns or scalding. (SG-38)
Always keep a careful lookout and use extreme care when working around utility and
municipal obstructions. Never allow the Mower to contact any utility, municipal, or other
type structure. Clearly mark all mowing obstructions and consult local utility providers for
a safe code of operation. (SPU-5)
Do not operate the implement while wearing loose fitting clothing. Entanglement of the
clothing with the rotating elements can result in serious injury or even death. Stay clear of
all rotating elements at all times. (SSP-03)
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices
Never leave the Tractor and Implement unattended while the Implement is in the lifted
position. Accidental operation of lifting lever or a hydraulic failure may cause sudden drop
of unit with injury or death by crushing. To properly park the implement when disconnecting
it from the tractor, lower the stand and put the retaining pin securely in place, or put a secure
support under the A-Frame. Lower the implement carefully to the ground. Do not put hands
or feet under lifted components. (S3PT-1)
This Implement is wider than the Tractor. Be careful when operating or transporting this
equipment to prevent the Implement from running into or striking sign posts, guard rails,
concrete abutments or other solid objects. Such an impact could cause the Implement and
Tractor to pivot violently resulting in loss of steering control, serious injury, or even death.
Never allow the Implement to contact obstacles. (S3PT-12)
Be sure you have adequate knowledge of the property you will be working on. Take time to
make yourself aware of any area underground lines or cables. Contact with buried lines or
cable could result in serious injury or death. If in doubt about buried utility lines call 811
before digging or 1-800-258-0808. (SBH-6)
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SAFETY
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
in serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped
and the decks are securely blocked up. (SGM-09)
SAFETY
SAFETY
Do not operate Mower if excessive vibration exists.
Shut down PTO and the Tractor
engine. Inspect the Mower to determine the source of the vibration. If Mower blades are
missing or damaged replace them immediately.
Do not operate the mower until the
blades have been replaced and the Mower operates smoothly. Operating the Mower with
excessive vibration can result in component failure and broken objects to be thrown
outward at very high velocities. To reduce the possibility of property damage, serious injury,
or even death, never allow the Mower to be operated with blades missing. (SFL-4)
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or
even death could result from falling off the tractor--particularly during a turnover
when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS. (SG-7)
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always engage the brake and/or set
the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the
engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the
tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor
from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine
is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only. (SG-9)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and
responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they
have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in
proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large
enough to reach and operate the controls easily. (SG-11)
Do not mount or dismount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount
the Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped. (SG-12)
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SAFETY
Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO speeds can cause
Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in serious injury or death. (SG-26)
Operate the Tractor and/or Implement controls only while properly seated in the Tractor seat
with the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent movement of the Tractor or
Implement may cause serious injury or death. (SG-29)
In case of mechanical difficulty during operation, place the transmission in the park
position, set the parking brake, shut down all power, including the PTO and the engine and
remove the key. Wait until all rotating motion has stopped before dismounting. (SG-39)
Do Not operate this equipment in areas where insects such as bees may attack you and/or
cause you to lose control of the equipment. If you must enter in such areas, use a tractor
with an enclosed Cab and close the windows to prevent insects from entering. If a tractor
cab is not available, wear suitable clothing including head, face, and hand protection to
shield you from the insects. Attacking insects can cause you to lose control of the tractor,
which can result in serious injury or death to you or bystanders. Never dismount a moving
tractor. (SG-40)
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SAFETY
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil
and fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do
not check for leaks with your hand! High-pressure oil streams from
breaks in the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage
including gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE
OFF and remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves,
safety glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If
you suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer.
If oil does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a
physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure. (SG-15)
SAFETY
SAFETY
Mow only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with adequate artificial
lighting. Never mow in darkness or foggy conditions where you cannot clearly see at least
100 yards(90 m) in front and to the sides of the tractor and mower. Make sure that you can
clearly see and identify passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions,
power lines, debris and foreign objects. If you are unable to clearly see these type of items
discontinue mowing. (SGM-1)
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this
Mower. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in heavy brush
and in heavy weeds. The Blades of this Mower can throw objects if
shields are not properly installed and maintained. Serious injury or even
death may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the operator,
bystanders, or passersby in the area. Do not operate this machine with
anyone in the immediate area. Stop mowing if anyone is within 100 yards
of mower. (SGM-02)
The rotating parts of this machine have been designed and tested for rugged use.
However, the blades could fail upon impact with heavy, solid objects such as metal guard
rails and concrete structures. Such impact could cause the broken objects to be thrown
outward at very high velocities. To reduce the possibility of property damage, serious
injury, or even death, never allow the cutting blades to contact such obstacles. (SGM-4)
Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects such
as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
mowing. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent
machine damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that
cannot be removed must be clearly marked and carefully avoided by the
operator. Stop mowing immediately if blades strike a foreign object.
Repair all damage and make certain rotor or blade carrier is balanced
before resuming mowing. (SGM-05)
Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become entangled in the
operating parts of the mower head. These items could then swing outside the housing at
greater velocities than the blades. Such a situation is extremely hazardous and could result
in serious injury or even death. Inspect the cutting area for such objects before mowing.
Remove any like object from the site. Never allow the cutting blades to contact such items.
(SGM-06)
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower. The
correct mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass type, density, and height of
cut. Normal ground speed range is from 2 to 5 mph(3-8 kph). Use slow mowing speeds
when operating on or near steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power
lines, or when debris and foreign objects are to be avoided. (SGM-07)
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SAFETY
Avoid mowing in reverse direction when possible. Check to make sure there are no
persons behind the mower and use extreme care when mowing in reverse. Mow only at a
slow ground speed where you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower.
Never mow an area that you have not inspected and removed debris or foreign material.
(SGM-08)
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows
closed. (SGM-11)
-Equip the Tractor with a fire extinguisher in an accesible location.
-Do Not operate the Mower on a Tractor with an underframe exhaust.
-Do Not smoke or have an open flame near the Mower and Tractor.
-Do Not drive into burning debris or freshly burnt areas.
-Ensure slip clutches are properly adjusted to prevent excessive slippage and plate heating.
-Never allow clippings or debris to collect near drivelines, slip clutches, and gearboxes.
Periodically shut down the Tractor and Mower and clean clippings and collected debris from
the mower deck. (SGM-12)
The Mower is designed for certain mowing applications and is rated to cut up to a specific
size vegetation (see Mower Standard Equipment and Specifications). DO NOT use this
mower to cut vegetation above the Mower’s rated capacity or to cut any type of nonvegetative material. Only operate this Mower on a properly sized and equipped Tractor.
Operating this Mower in an application for which it is not designed and/or operating the
Mower with the wrong size Tractor can cause Mower component damage and equipment
failure resulting in possible serious injury or death. (SGM-14)
Do not operate or pull the mower into standing water. When uplift or fan type mower blades
contact water they can be severely deflected downward causing possible failure of blade
resulting in serious boldly injury to the operator or bystanders. (SGM-15)
Use extreme caution when raising the Mower above ground level. Stop the Blades from
turning when the Mower is raised and passersby are within 100 yards. Raising the
Mower exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard and can
cause serious injury by objects thrown from the Blades or by contact with the Blades. (SPU-1)
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SAFETY
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of equipment and grass fires
while operating, servicing, and repairing the Mower and Tractor:
SAFETY
Rotary Mowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwing
objects for great distances (300 feet or more) and causing serious injury
or death. Follow safety messages carefully.
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Bands are installed and in good, workable
condition;
-Mower sections or Wings are running close to and parallel to the ground without exposed
Blades;
SAFETY
-Passersby are outside the existing thrown-object zone;
-All areas have been thoroughly inspected and all foreign material such as rocks, cans,
glass, and general debris has been removed.
NOTE: Where there are grass and weeds high enough to hide debris that could be struck
by the blades, the area should be: inspected and large debris removed, mowed at an
intermediate height, inspected, closely with any remaining debris being removed, and
mowed again at desired final height. (This will also reduce power required to mow, reduce
wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut material better, reduce streaking, and
make the final cut more uniform). (SRM-01)
Do not turn so sharp or lift mower so high to produce a severe "knocking" of the Driveline
which will cause accelerated wear and breakage of drive train components and could result
in possible injury from the separated Driveline sections. (SRM-04)
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for any
reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the Mower deck
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard
and could cause serious injury or even death from objects thrown from
the Blades. (SRM-07)
Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and
Practices
DO NOT use a PTO adapter to attach a non-matching Implement driveline to a Tractor
PTO. Use of an adapter can double the operating speed of the Implement resulting in
excessive vibration, thrown objects, and blade and implement failure. Adapter use will also
change the working length of the driveline exposing unshielded driveline areas. Serious
bodily injury and/or equipment failure can result from using a PTO adapter. Consult an
authorized dealer for assistance if the Implement driveline does not match the Tractor PTO.
(S3PT-14)
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Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Implement input driveline is directly connected
to the Tractor transmission. Tractor braking distances can be substantially increased by
the momentum of the rotating Mower blades driving the Tractor transmission even though
the Tractor clutch has been disengaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor
PTO and the Mower driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation. (S3PT-16)
Before operating the Implement, check to make sure the Implement input driveline will not
bottom out or become disengaged. Bottoming out occurs when the inner shaft penetrates
the outer housing until the assembly becomes solid-it can shorten no more. Bottoming out
can cause serious damage to the Tractor PTO by pushing the PTO into the Tractor and
through the support bearings or downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off. A broken
driveline can cause personal injury. (S3PT-18)
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement with the Tractor. Turn curves or go
up hills only at a low speed and using a gradual steering angle. Rear mounted implements
move the center of gravity to the rear and remove weight from the front wheels. Make
certain, by adding front ballast, that at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels
to prevent rearing up, loss of steering control or Tractor tip-over. Slow down on rough or
uneven surfaces to prevent loss of steering control which could result in property damage
or possible injury. Do not transport unless 3-Point lift lever is fully raised and in the latched
transport position. Dropping implement in transport can cause serious damage to the
tractor and/or Implement and possibly cause the operator or others to be injured or killed.
(S3PT-02)
Allow sufficient clearance for the Implement to swing outward while turning. Implements
carried behind the Tractor will swing outside the tire path when making turns. Contacting a
solid object while turning will cause equipment damage and possible injury. (S3PT-20)
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SAFETY
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. Push and pull the driveline back and forth
several times to ensure it is securely attached. A driveline not attached correctly to the
Tractor PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the
Implement. (S3PT-17)
SAFETY
SAFETY
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in
such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the
Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local
traffic regulations. (SG-6)
Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the
equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this
equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and how it handles
before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes
are in good condition and operate properly.
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for
you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes smoothly
to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As you increase
the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases.
Determine the maximum
transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this equipment.
Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only after
you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use extreme care
and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from
turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this equipment before
operating on roads or uneven ground.
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly control
the equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes
or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance
increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use
the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement using the tractor. Turn curves or
go up or down hills only at a low speed and at a gradual steering angle. Make certain that
at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels to maintain safe steerage. Slow
down on rough or uneven surfaces. (STI-01)
Only tow the Implement behind a properly sized and equipped Tractor
which exceeds the weight of the Implement by at least 20%. DO NOT
tow the Implement behind a truck or other type of vehicle. Never tow the
Implement and another Implement connected in tandem. Never tow the
Implement at speeds over 20 MPH. (STI-06)
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Your driving vision may be reduced or impaired by the tractor, cab, or implement. Before
driving on public roadways identify any limited vision areas, and make adjustments to your
operating position, mirrors, and the implement transport position so that you can clearly
see the area where you will be traveling, and any traffic that may approach you. Failure to
maintain adequate vision of the public roadway and traffic can result in serious injury or
even death. (STI-10)
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices
Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair work
on the Implement. Place the Implement on the ground or securely
blocked up, disengage the PTO, and turn off the tractor engine. Push
and pull the Remote Cylinder lever in and out several times prior to
starting any maintenance or repair work. (S3PT-09)
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause
immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
Never interfere with factory-set hydraulic calibrations. Any change in calibration could
cause a failure of the equipment and may result in injury. (SBH-13)
Always maintain the safety signs in good readable condition. If the safety signs are missing,
damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement safety signs immediately. (SG-5)
Do not modify or alter this Implement. Do not permit anyone to modify or alter this
Implement, any of its components or any Implement function. (SG-8)
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in
motion or while tractor engine is running. (SG-20)
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SAFETY
Make sure the PTO shield, integral driveline shields, and input shields
are is installed when using PTO-driven equipment. Always replace any
shield if it is damaged or missing. (S3PT-8)
SAFETY
SAFETY
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when
necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn
or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have
cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining
this machine in good working order. (SG-21)
Do Not fill fuel tank while engine is running. Refuel only after engine has cooled down. If
fuel is spilled, move machine away from the area of the spill and avoid creating any source
of ignition until the gasoline has evaporated. (SG-28)
Perform service, repairs and lubrication according to the maintenance section. Ensure the
unit is properly lubricated as specified in the lubrication schedule and all bolts and nuts are
properly torqued. Failure to properly service, repair and maintain this Implement in good
operating condition could cause component failure and possible serious injury or even
death. (SG-35)
Use caution and wear protective gloves when handling sharp objects such as blades,
knives, and other cutting edges. Be alert to worn component surfaces which have sharp
edges. Sharp surfaces can inflict severe laceration injuries if proper hand protection is not
worn. (SG-37)
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not
limited to) - the Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel Guards, Gearbox
Shields, PTO integral shields, and Retractable Door Shields should
be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety
devices should be inspected carefully at least daily for missing or
broken components. Missing, broken, or worn items must be
replaced at once to reduce the possibility of injury or death from
thrown objects, entanglement, or blade contact. (SGM-3)
Replace bent or broken blades with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STRAIGHTEN,
WELD, OR WELD HARDFACING ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY CRACK OR
OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE
SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN BLADES. (SGM-10)
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SAFETY
PARTS INFORMATION
Alamo Industrial mowers use balanced and matched system components for blade carriers, blades,
cuttershafts, knives, knife hangers, rollers, drivetrain components, and bearings. These parts are made and
tested to Alamo Industrial specifications. Non-genuine "will fit" parts do not consistently meet these
specifications. The use of “will fit” parts may reduce mower performance, void mower warranties, and present
a safety hazard. Use genuine Alamo Industrial mower parts for economy and safety. (SPRM-1)
SEE YOUR ALAMO DEALER
In wet conditions where there is a likelihood of material collecting on the Implement, make
certain that this material is removed before traveling on public roadways. (STL-7)
Storage and Parking Safety Instructions and Practices
To prevent tipping of Implement when stored in folded position, use carrying wheels or
adequate stands on center frame. (S3PT-6)
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices
In addition to the design and configuration of this Implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment,
hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer
also to Safety Messages and operation instruction in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor and
Equipment Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor and Equipment. (SG-18)
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SAFETY
Be sure you have adequate knowledge of the property you will be working on. Take time to
make yourself aware of any area underground lines or cables. Contact with buried lines
or cable could result in serious injury or death. (STL-1)
SAFETY
Decal Location
SAFETY
NOTE: Rhino supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may
occur while in shipping, use, or reconditioning. Rhino cares about the safety of its customers, operators, and
bystanders, and will replace the safety decals on this product in the field, free of charge (Some shipping and
handling charges may apply). Contact your Rhino dealer to order replacement decals.
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SAFETY
PART NO.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
D390
D389
D388
D395
00760657
02960766
00771283
00757139
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
2738332
2
nfs
1
00756004
1**
00756005
1**
03200347
*
00776031
1
00781402C
1
10058000
3
00024100
3
02959924
3
D454
1
* Furnished by Tractor Manufacturer
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
MULTI DECAL
MULTI DECAL
MULTI DECAL
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT
LOGO
WARRANTY
LOGO
NAME
NAME
NAME
REFLECT
SERIAL PLATE
DANGER
DANGER
REFLECT
Pull Type Unit Hazards
Multi Hazard
Driveline Hazards
Replace Blades in Pairs
Genuine Parts
Alamo Industrial
5-Year
Alamo Industrial
RX60
RX72
RX84
Red Reflectors
Serial Number Plate
Shield Missing (Not Shown)
Rotating Driveline (Not Shown)
SMV
Canister, Operators Manual
Operator’s Manual
Bolt
Flatwasher
Locknut
Crushing Hazard
WARNING
** Furnished by Driveline Manufacturer
Decal Sheets
Name 00781352 (SAFETY)
Name 00785504 (RX60 LOGOS)
Name 00785507 (RX72 LOGOS)
Name 00785510 (RX84 LOGOS)
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SAFETY
ITEM
SAFETY
Decal Description
SAFETY
Multi Hazard Decal Sheet
P/N D390
Decal D390 consists of the following multi-hazards.
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SAFETY
Multi Hazard Decal Sheet
Decal D389 consists of the following multi-hazards.
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SAFETY
P/N D389
SAFETY
Driveline Hazards
SAFETY
P/N D388
Decal D388 consists of the following multi-hazards.
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SAFETY
IMPORTANT! Always replace blades in pairs.
SAFETY
P/N D395
DANGER! Shear Bolt Entanglement.
P/N 00776678
IMPORTANT - Use only Genuine Alamo Industrial
replacement parts.
P/N 02925100
NAME LOGO - Alamo Industrial
P/N 02960766
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SAFETY
INFORMATION - 5 Year Gearbox Warranty
SAFETY
P/N 00771283
Name LOGO - Alamo Industrial
P/N 00757139
RX60 Logo
P/N 00785560
RX72 Logo
P/N 00785561
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SAFETY
Red Reflectors
DANGER! Guard Missing, Do Not Operate. If you
see this decal, Do Not Operate the mower until the
shield has been replaced.
P/N 00756004
DANGER! Rotating Driveline Keep Away, Contact
can cause death.
P/N 00756005
Slow Moving Vehicle Decal. Keep SMV reflector
clean and visible. DO NOT transport or operate
without the SMV.
P/N 03200347
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SAFETY
P/N 2738332
SAFETY
Read Operator’s Manual! The operator’s manual is
located inside this canister. If the manual is
missing order one from your dealer.
SAFETY
P/N 00776031
WARNING! Do not store mower vertically on
shipping brackets. To avoid injury store mower lying
down.
P/N D454
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Federal Laws and Regulations
This section is intended to explain in broad terms the concept and effect of federal laws and regulations
concerning employer and employee equipment operators. This section is not intended as a legal
interpretation of the law and should not be considered as such.
Employer-Employee Operator Regulations
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
This Act Seeks:
DUTIES
Sec. 5 (a) Each employer(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from
recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees;
(2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.
(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations and
orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.
OSHA Regulations
OSHA regulations state in part: “At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, the employer
shall instruct every employee in the safe operation and servicing of all equipment with which the employee is,
or will be involved.”
Employer Responsibilities:
To ensure employee safety during Tractor and Implement operation, it is the employer’s responsibility to:
1.
Train the employee in the proper and safe operation of the Tractor and Implement.
2.
Require that the employee read and fully understand the Tractor and Implement Operator’s manual.
3.
Permit only qualified and properly trained employees to operate the Tractor and Implement.
4.
Maintain the Tractor and Implement in a safe operational condition and maintain all shields and guards on the
equipment.
5.
Ensure the Tractor is equipped with a functional ROPS and seat belt and require that the employee operator
securely fasten the safety belt and operate with the ROPS in the raised position at all times.
6.
Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
7.
Provide the required tools to maintain the Tractor and Implement in a good safe working condition and provide the
necessary support devices to secure the equipment safely while performing repairs and service.
8.
Require that the employee operator stop operation if bystanders or passersby come within 25 feet.
Child Labor Under 16 Years of Age
Some regulations specify that no one under the age of 16 may operate power machinery. It is your
responsibility to know what these regulations are in your own area or situation. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of
Labor, Employment Standard Administration, Wage & Home Division, Child Labor Bulletin #102.)
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“...to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working
conditions and to preserve our human resources...”
INTRODUCTION SECTION
Introduction Section 2-1
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INTRODUCTION
This Rotary Mower is designed with care and built with quality materials by skilled workers. Proper assembly,
maintenance, and operating practices, as described in this manual, will help the owner/operator get years of
satisfactory service from the machine.
INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize, instruct, and train. The Assembly Section instructs the owner/
operator in the correct assembly of the Mower using standard and optional equipment.
Careful use and timely service saves extensive repairs and costly downtime losses. The Operation and
Maintenance Sections of the manual train the owner/operator how to work the Mower correctly and attend to
appropriate maintenance. The Trouble Shooting Guide helps diagnose difficulties with mower and offers
solution to the problems.
Safety is of primary importance to the owner/operator and to the manufacturer. The first section of this manual
includes a list of Safety Messages, that, if followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or
death. Many of the Safety Messages will be repeated throughout the manual. The owner/operator/dealer
should know these Safety Messages before assembly and be aware of the hazards of operating this mower
during assembly, use, and maintenance. The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen
below, is intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury faced
when operating this machine.
Alamo Industrial typically offers three types of shielding to protect the operator, passerby, livestock, and
property from thrown objects... deflectors, single chain guards, and double chainguards. Shielding should be
selected based on the intended use of the mower. Double chainguards or deflectors should be used for
highway, right-of-way, parks or greenbelt mowing or all other mowing where human dwellings, vehicles, or
livestock could be within 300 feet of the mower. Chainguards are more durable, provide a longer service life
and require less maintenance and replacement than deflectors. Single chainguards may be sufficient for
agriculture and other mower use only where passersby or property are not within 300 feet of the mower during
operation.
No shielding is 100% effective in preventing thrown objects. The possibility of injury and property damage from
this hazard can be substantially reduce by selecting proper shielding, maintaining the mower and shielding in
good operational condition, inspecting the area for foreign debris before mowing, operating the mower at a
minimum cutting height of 4”, and keeping persons at a minimum distance of 300 feet from the mower at all
times during operation.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR
VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in DEATH
OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in MINOR
INJURY.
Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could result in
damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Your ALAMO INDUSTRIAL mower is designed for medium-duty cutting such as pasture mowing, weed and
grass control, and cutting brush up to 2-1/2" in diameter. With a reasonable amount of preventive maintenance,
your Mower will provide years of dependable service.
The front, rear, left, and right are determined by the normal direction of travel, the same as driving an
automobile.
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INTRODUCTION
Attention Owner/Operator
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
INTRODUCTION
1. Carefully read the Operator’s Manual, completely understand the Safety Messages and instructions, and
know how to operate correctly both the tractor and implement.
2. Fill out the Warranty Card in full. Be sure to answer all questions, including the Serial Number of the
implement. Mail within 30 days of delivery date of this implement.
NOTE: Warranties are honored only if completed “Owner Registration and Warranty” forms are received by
Alamo Group within thirty days of delivery of the implement.
3. Record the Mower Model and Serial Numbers on the Warranty page at the front of the Operator’s Manual.
Keep this as part of the permanent maintenance file for the implement.
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ASSEMBLY SECTION
Assembly Section 3-1
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ASSEMBLY
DEALER SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
Set up mower as received from factory with these instructions.
This mower is shipped partially assembled. Assembly will be easier if components are aligned and loosely
assembled before tightening hardware. Refer to bolt torque chart in Maintenance Section. All bolts are Grade 5
unless otherwise specified.
ASSEMBLY
1. Position on flat surface.
2. Apply light oil to gear box input shaft.
PULL TYPE (RX84 ONLY) INSTRUCTIONS
The standard Pull-Type Unit will be shipped from the factory in the following bundles: 1) Basic Assembly, 2)
Jacks haft Assembly, 3) Jackshaft Bearing Support, 4) Gearbox Protective Shield, 5) PTO Driveline, 6) Tongue
Assembly, 7) Control Rod Bundle, 8) Axle Arm Bundle and Lift Lug and or Spring Assembly, 9) Wheels, 10)
Jack, 11) Operator’s Manual and Flat Blades. Other optional bundles that may be shipped with your unit:
Ratchet Lift Screw or Hydraulic Cylinder with Hydraulic Hose and Hose Bracket, Puncture-Proof tires or 14” or
15” Wheels, Chain Guards. Extra Equipment items include: Chain Guards, Solid Guards, Dual Wheels, Hitch
and Spring Assembly (Axle).
The Components of these machines are quite heavy. Block all components up securely
before working under or putting extremities under such parts.
SHIELD ASSEMBLY (All Models)
SLIP CLUTCH SHIELD
1. To attach the Slip Clutch Shield
Guide shield bracket (2) through weldment shield
(1) so that bracket stud screw protrudes through
weldment hole and retain in place with wingnut (3).
2. Align holes of shield bracket with gearbox holes
positioned around input shaft. Retain bracket to
gearbox with three 3/8” x 3/4” bolts (6), 3/8”
washers (4), and 3/8” lockwashers (5).
Position hardware as follows: gearbox, bracket,
flatwasher, lockwasher, bolt. Tighten bolts to
recommended torque. Figure Asm-R-0091.
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ASSEMBLY
TAIL WHEEL INSTALLATION
(Model RX60 & RX72)
1. Insert the Caster Fork Weldment (11) into the
Tail Wheel Beam (1) and retain with Flatwasher
(9) and Cotter Pin (10).
2. Tighten all bolts to the proper torque. Figure
Asm-R-0408.
TAIL WHEEL INSTALLATION - LIFT TYPE (Model RX84 Only)
1. Slide bracket (2) onto beam (1).
2. Insert bolt (28) through lugs on end of beam (1)
and lug on deck.
NOTE: Insert spacer (10)into deck lug before
inserting bolt (28). Install locknut (3).
3. Install bracket (4) to rear center of deck using
bolt (24) and retain using locknut (23).
4. Insert bolt (24) through holes in brackets (2)
and (4) which will give approximately desired
cutting height. Install locknut (23) and tighten all
bolts. Figure Asm-R-0402.
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ASSEMBLY
Align Tail Wheel Beam Weldment (1) between pivot
brackets located behind gearbox mount on the
Mainframe Weldment. NOTE: Long side of caster
fork pivot tube is positioned up. Attach the Tail
Wheel Beam Weldment (1) to the Mainframe
Weldment with one 5/8” Bolt (4), and 5/8” nut (5).
Slide Tail Wheel Beam Weldment (1) into Gauge
Wheel Mount Weldment (3) and retain with two 1/2”
x 1-1/2” bolts (6), and locknuts (7).
ASSEMBLY
DUAL TAIL WHEEL INSTALLATION - LIFT TYPE (Model RX84 Only)
ASSEMBLY
1. Attach the tailwheel beam (1) to the lug toward
the outer edge of the deck just to the rear of the
cross reinforcement using bolt (2) and nut (3).
Note: Slide position bracket (4) onto beam
before installing.
2. Attach the brackets (5) to the deck using bolts
(29) and nuts (30). Insert bolt (29) through
holes in brackets (5) and (4) which will give
approximate desired cutting height. Install
locknut (30) and tighten all bolts.
A-FRAME INSTALLATION (Quick Hitch) (Model RX60 & RX72)
1. Attach the A-Frame Bars (2) to the right and left Hitch Lugs (14 & 15) with two 5/8” x 2” bolts (16), 5/8”
washers (17), bushing (18) and 5/8” locknuts (19) Figure Asm-R-0342.
2. Attach the Lift Strap Bars (1) to the Mainframe with two 5/8” bolts (16), 5/8” flatwasher (17), bushing (18)
and 5/8” locknut (19) Figure Asm-R-0341.
3. Attach flex links (3) to A-Frame bars (2) with 5/8” x 3” carriage bolts (7), bushings (8), flatwasher (9) and
nut (10).
4. Insert quick hitch bushing (5) between A-Frame and insert 5/8” x 4-1/2” bolt (4) and 3/4” locknut (6).
5. Insert 5/8” x 2-3/4 bolt (11) through center holes in flex links (3) with bushing (12) through forward holes in
rear braces (1).
6. Insert bolt (13) through 2nd hole from front in rear braces (1) and secure with locknut (10).
7. Insert 5/8” x 2-3/4” bolt (11) through rear holes in flex links (3) through bushing (12) with bushing over or on
top of rear braces (1).
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ASSEMBLY
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ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
A-FRAME INSTALLATION (Model RX60-RX72
1. Attach the A-Frame Bars (2) to the right and left Hitch Lugs (14 & 15) with two 5/8” x 2” bolts (16), 5/8”
washers (17), bushing (18) and 5/8” locknuts (19).
2. Attach the Lift Strap Bars (1) to the Mainframe with two 5/8” bolts (16), 5/8” flatwasher (17), bushing (18)
and 5/8” locknut.
3. Attach flex links (3) to A-Frame bars (2) with 5/8” x 3” carriage bolts (7), bushings (8), flatwasher (9) and
nut (10).
4. Insert quick hitch bushing (5) between A-Frame and insert 5/8” x 4-1/2” bolt (4) and 3/4” locknut (6).
5. Insert 5/8” x 2-3/4 bolt (11) through center holes in flex links (3) with bushing (12) through forward holes in
rear braces (1).
6. Insert bolt (13) through 2nd hole from front in rear braces (1) and secure with locknut (10).
7. Insert 5/8” x 2-3/4” bolt (11) through rear holes in flex links (3) through bushing (12) with bushing over or on
top of rear braces (1). Figure Asm-R-0404
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ASSEMBLY
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT
Before starting assembly, make certain that all paint, dirt, and grease are removed from gearbox shaft (1). To
ease assembly apply a light coat of grease to splines and assemble. Do not assemble a driveline without a
shield. Entanglement in rotating shafts can kill. Figure Asm-R-0090
TONGUE (Pull Type)
Insert tongue lugs (4) between mainframe uprights and retain using special pin (16). Insert retaining clip (17) to
retain pin. Be sure to install bushing (19) on each side to eliminate side movement. Figure Asm-R-0405
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ASSEMBLY
Attach slip clutch end of the driveline to the gearbox
input shaft securely. Make certain that the slip
clutch is fully onto the input shaft splines. Tighten
the locknuts (2) alternately until they have reached
the proper torque. Refer to Torque Chart in the
Maintenance Section.
ASSEMBLY
AXLE ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
Attach rear axle (1) to the lugs on the rear of the mainframe using 3/4 x 3 (8) bolts, bushings (7), flatwashers
(4) and locknuts (6). Tighten all bolts. Attach level lift rod assemblies to axle (1) Figure Asm-R-0406 and
tongue (1) Figure Asm-R-0405 using clevis pin (15), flatwashers (31) and cotter pin (38). NOTE: The
adjusting nuts on control rods should be to rear of machine. Figure Asm-R-0406
HYDRAULIC OR MANUAL LIFT (Model RX84 Only)
Install the Hydraulic Cylinder or the manual Ratchet Lift Screw (Asm-0039) between the Axle Center Lug and
the Lug directly behind the Center Gearbox. Install cylinder pins provided and retain with cotter pins. NOTE:
Figure ASM-0038 shows optional spring shock installation.
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ASSEMBLY
WHEELS (Model RX84 Only)
Install the Wheels on the Wheel Hubs. Note: If Laminated Tires are used, place the flat side of the Lug Nut
against the Wheel Asm-R-0127. Note direction of travel and curvature of rubber segments in tire and install as
shown in Asm-R-0127.
ASSEMBLY
Front and Rear Deflectors (Standard Equipment)
Front and Rear rubber-fabric Deflectors are Standard Equipment and Front and Rear Chain
Guards are optional . One type of guard must be installed (and maintained in good repair)
except for agricultural purposes only in areas where persons, vehicles, livestock, or other
property will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would
prevent the mower's reasonable performance of its assigned agricultural task.
Assy01Shielding
Deflectors: Front and Rear Deflectors (Standard Equipment) are
recommended for the average user and will provide protection from
thrown objects with proper operation under normal conditions.
Deflectors must be maintained in good repair or replaced after no more
than two inches of wear off lower edge.
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ASSEMBLY
Front Rubber Fabric Deflectors (Standard Equipment)
Front Deflector (Figure Asm-0045)
ASSEMBLY
Attach the Front Deflector to the Mower with 1/2" x
1-1/2” bolts, flatwashers, and locknuts.
Rear Deflector - Figure Asm-R-0044.
Attach Deflectors to deck using 1/2" x 1-1/4" bolts
and locknuts
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ASSEMBLY
CHAIN GUARDS (Optional Equipment - All Models)
CHAIN GUARDS: Front and Rear Chain Guards (Optional Equipment) are recommended for higher than
normal usage (100 hours or more per year) and will provide protection from thrown objects with careful
operation. Chain Guards must be maintained in good repair by replacing missing or worn sections or by being
replaced when seriously worn or damaged.
Front Chain Guards (Figure Asm-R-0343)
1. Attach Bracket to deck using 1/2" x 1-1/2" bolts
(1), and washers (3).
ASSEMBLY
.Rear Chain Guard - (Figure Asm-R-0344)
1. Attach Chainguard to deck using 1/2" x 1-1/2"
bolts (2), flatwashers (3) and locknuts (4).
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ASSEMBLY
HYDRAULIC OR MANUAL LIFT (Model RX84 Only)
Install the Hydraulic Cylinder or the manual Ratchet Lift Screw (Asm-0039) between the Axle Center Lug and
the Lug directly behind the Center Gearbox. Install cylinder pins provided and retain with cotter pins. NOTE:
Figure ASM-0038 shows optional spring shock installation.
ASSEMBLY
CHECK CHAINS (Extra Equipment)
Check chains are available for attachment to front of cutter as an accessory. Check chains are used to control
cut height and especially allows cutter to always be lowered to the same preset cut height.
Drill a 11/16" hole through each lifting lug 2-1/2" below the lift pins and 5/8" from the front of the lug.
Install lower end of check chain (1) to hitch ears, through lower holes using bolts (2), washers (3) and locknuts
(4). Tighten securely.
Install chain lugs (5) on either side of tractor top link mounting using bolt or pin of required diameter and length.
Cat. I kit requires a 3/4" diameter bolt.
Cutting height is then set by placing proper chain link in keyhole slot. Cutting height is easily adjusted by
hooking chain higher or lower in the keyhole brackets.
Tractor attaches with Top Link Pin.
NOTE: For additional safety in transport, raise mower as high as possible without allowing the driveline to
contact the deck, and shorten the chains as much as possible to prevent inadvertent falling in transport.
NOTE: 260 and 272 units use a Cat I Kit and 284 Units use a Cat II Kit.
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ASSEMBLY
OFFSET ADAPTER HITCH (EXTRA EQUIPMENT)
4. Raise the mower to check clearance between the Driveline and Mower Deck. Set the lift stop on the tractor
to ascertain that the Driveline does not strike the deck.
For additional safety in transport, raise mower as high as possible without having driveline
hit deck and shorten check chains as much as possible to prevent inadvertent falling in
transport.
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ASSEMBLY
1. Fasten the Offset Adapter Hitch Weldment to the lift lugs using the Hitch Pin holes. Fasten the Adjustable
Leg to the left side lug if the Mower is to offset to the left. The Mower will make a cleaner cut behind the
wheel tracks if it is offset to the left. Reverse the Assembly for right offset.
2. Install the Brace Bars. Fasten the chain end to the rear mounting hole in the Gearbox Base Plate. Adjust
the Brace Bar so the Hitch Assembly is nearly perpendicular.
3. Attach the Mower to the tractor. Install stabilizer bars or adjust sway chains to prevent side sway of the
mower.
Stabilizer Bars or Sway Chains must be installed and adjusted tightly. Without these bars or
chains, serious damage to the Driveline can occur, and broken parts could cause bodily
injury to the operator or bystanders. Stabilizer Bars or Sway Chains are available at most
tractor dealerships.
OPERATION SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
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OPERATION
ALAMO INDUSTRIAL RX60/72/84 ROTARY MOWER
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
Alamo Industrial rotary mowers are manufactured with quality material by skilled workers. These mowers are
designed to cut grass, weeds, small brush and other vegetative material up to 2-1/2” diameter in areas such as
pastures, industrial areas, and roadsides. The mower is equipped with protective deflectors and/or chain
guards to prevent objects being thrown from the mower by the blades, however, no shielding is 100%
effective. All shields, guards, deflectors, and chains equipped on the unit must be maintained on the mower in
good operational condition.
It is the operator’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of all potential operating hazards and to take every
reasonable precaution to ensure oneself, others, animals, and property are not injured or damaged by the
mower, tractor, or a thrown object. Do not operate the mower if passersby, pets, livestock, or property are
directly in front or to the rear of the unit.
This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate safe and proper mower
use to the operator. Pictures contained in this section are intended to be used as a visual aid to assist in
explaining the operation of a rotary mower. Some pictures may show shields removed for purposes of clarity.
NEVER OPERATE this implement without all shields in place and in good operational condition. The operator
must be familiar with the mower and tractor operation and all associated safety practices before operating the
mower and tractor. Proper operation of the mower, as detailed in this manual, will help ensure years of safe
and satisfactory use of the mower.
IMPORTANT: To avoid mower damage, retorque all bolts after the first 10 hours of operation. Retighten blade
carrier retaining nut on gearbox lower shaft to 350 ft. lbs.
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY SECTION OF THIS
MANUAL AND THE TRACTOR MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT. If you do not understand any of the instructions, contact your nearest authorized dealer for a
full explanation. Pay close attention to all safety signs and safety messages contained in this manual and
those affixed to the implement and tractor. OPS-U- 0001
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or
death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the
Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards. (SG-2)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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OPERATION
1. Standard Equipment and Specification
RX72
RX84
35 Min. HP
45 Min. HP
65 (Lift) 30(Pull)
Cutting Capacity (Max.)
2-1/2”
2-1/2”
2-1/2”
Cutting Height (Min)
1-1/2” Min.
1-1/2” Min.
1-1/2’ Min
Safety Deflector
Std.
Std.
Std.
Cutting Width
60”
72”
84”
Overall Length
111”
123”
138-1/2”
Weight (Approx.)
998 lbs.
1158 lbs.
1540 lbs.
Hitch
CAT I, II, II Q.H.
CAT I, II, II Q.H.
CAT II, III QH, or Pull
Blade Carrier
-------- All Units use Cross Braced, Round Pan Blade Carrier --------
Blade Tip Speed (FPM) 540 RPM
13,572
16,286
16,328
n/a
n/a
15,994
Gearbox Rating** 540 RPM
130 HP*
130 HP*
130 HP*
Output Shaft Diameter
2”
2”
2”
Driveline Size
Cat 4
Cat 4
Cat 4
Driveline Protection
Slip Clutch
Slip Clutch
Slip Clutch
Deck Thickness
10 Ga.
10 Ga.
10 Ga.
Side Skirt
1/4” x 11”
1/4” x 11”
1/4” x 11”
Transport Width
67-1/2”
79-1/2”
89-1/2”
Replaceable Skid Shoes
Std.
Std.
Std.
1000 RPM
*Ratings based on actual field performance.
** Ratings based on actual field performance
EXTRA EQUIPMENT
Check Chains (Lift-Type)
Offset Adapter (RX60-RX72)
Spring Shock Absorber (284 Pull-Type)
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Front and Rear Single or Double Chain Guards
1 or 2 Tailwheels (RX84 Lift-Type)
540 or 1000 RPM (RX84)
Foam-Filled Used AirplaneTire & Wheel
Laminated, Used Airpland Tire & Wheel
15” Wheel, or Implement Tire and Wheel (RX84 Pull)
The Mower is designed for certain mowing applications and is rated to cut up to a specific
size vegetation (see Mower Standard Equipment and Specifications). DO NOT use this
mower to cut vegetation above the Mower’s rated capacity or to cut any type of nonvegetative material. Only operate this Mower on a properly sized and equipped Tractor.
Operating this Mower in an application for which it is not designed and/or operating the
Mower with the wrong size Tractor can cause Mower component damage and equipment
failure resulting in possible serious injury or death. (SGM-14)
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OPERATION
RX60
Horsepower Required *(Min)
OPERATION
2. OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
OPERATION
Safe operation of the unit is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and
understands the implement and tractor Operator’s Manuals and is experienced in implement and tractor
operation and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual,
safety signs are affixed to the implement and tractor. If any part of the operation and safe use of this
equipment is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete explanation.
If the operator cannot read the manuals for themselves or does not completely understand the operation of the
equipment, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to read and explain the manuals, safety practices, and
operating instructions to the operator.
Safe operation of equipment requires that the operator wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
for the job conditions when attaching, operating, servicing, and repairing the equipment. PPE is designed to
provide operator protection and includes the following safety wear:
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Protective Eye Glasses, Goggles, or Face
Shield
Hard Hat
Steel Toe Safety Footwear
Gloves
Hearing Protection
Close Fitting Clothing
Respirator or Filter Mask (depends on
operating conditions) OPS-U- 0002
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement.
Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely.
Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication
must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the
medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely.
NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their
alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the
operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
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OPERATION
3. TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
The tractor used to operate the mower must have the power capacity to lift, pull, and operate the Power Take
Off (PTO) at the mower’s rated speed while traveling at a ground speed between 2 and 5 MPH. Operating the
mower with a tractor that does not meet the following requirements may cause tractor or mower damage and
be a potential danger to the operator and passersby.
Tractor Requirements and Capabilities
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ASAE approved Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or ROPS cab and seat belt.
Tractor Safety Devices ..................... Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting, PTO master shield
Tractor Horsepower:......................... RX60 Mower
RX72 Mower
RX84 Mower
-Minimum .................. 35 HP
45 HP
Lift 60 HP Pull 30 HP
-Maximum .................. 90 HP
100 HP
100 HP
Hitch -Lift Type Mower:
- Lifting Capacity ........ 1000 lbs.
1200 lbs.
1300 lbs.
- 3-Point Hitch ............ CAT I or CAT ll
CAT l or CAT ll
CAT II or CAT III
Front End Weight ............................. --------As needed to maintain 20% weight on front axle-------Power Take Off................................. 540 RPM 6-spline 540 RPM 6-Spline
540 RPM 6-Spline or
1000 RPM 21-Spline
3.1 ROPS and Seat Belt
The tractor must be equipped with a Roll-Over-Protective-Structure (ROPS) (tractor cab or roll-bar) and seat
belt to protect the operator from falling off the tractor, especially during a roll over where the driver could be
crushed and killed. Only operate the tractor with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt fastened.
Tractor model not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed by an
authorized dealer. OPS-U- 0003
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or
even death could result from falling off the tractor--particularly during a turnover
when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS. (SG-7)
3.2 Tractor Safety Devices
If transporting or operating the tractor and implement near a public roadway, the tractor must be equipped with
proper warning lighting and a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem which are clearly visible from the rear of
the unit. Lights and a SMV emblem must be equipped directly on implements if the visibility of the tractor
warning signals are obscured.
Maintain all manufacturer equipped safety shields and guards. Always replace shields and guards that were
removed for access to connect, service, or repair the tractor or implement. Never operate the tractor PTO
with the PTO master shield missing or in the raised position. OPS-U- 0004
Tractor Horsepower
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OPERATION
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OPERATION
The power required to operate a mower is determined by the tractor PTO horsepower. For most mowing
conditions, the RX60 mower requires a tractor with at least 35 HP, the RX72 mower requires a tractor with at
least 45 HP and the RX84 mower requres a tractor with at least 65 HP. Operating the mower with a tractor that
does not have adequate power may damage the tractor engine. Exceeding 90 HP (Model RX60) and 100 HP
(Model RX72 & RX84) may cause mower damage by overpowering the unit in heavy cutting conditions.
OPERATION
3.3 3-Point Hitch
The tractor 3-point hitch must be rated to lift at least
1000 lbs. (Model RX60), 1200 lbs. (Model RX72)
and 1500 lbs. (Model RX84). The Model RX84 is
designed to be mounted on a tractor with CAT II ir
CAT is designed to bIII 3-Point or CAT III Quick
Hitch.
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for the
category of the tractor being used. If the hitch does
not conform to ASAE dimensions, the mower may
not fit or raise properly. Consult an authorized
dealer for possible modification procedures to
mount non-comforming hitches.
Depending on the hitch category, certain size pins
are used to attach the mower to the tractor. CAT I
hitches require 7/8” lower and 3/4” upper diameter
hitch pins. Quick Hitch requires 1-7/16” diameter
lower pin and 1-1/4” diameter upper pin. CAT II
hitches requirie 1-1/8” lower pins and 1 inch upper
pins. CAT III hitches require 1-7/16” lower pins and
1-1/4” upper pin diameters.
Our 3-Point Quick Hitch is designed to connect to a
Quick-Attach coupler making mounting and
dismounting your mower easier. The 3-Point Quick
Hitch is also designed to connect the mower to a
tractor’s 3-point linkage without the use of a QuickAttach Coupler.
3.4 Front End Weight
A minimum of 20% total tractor weight must be maintained on the tractor front end at all times. Front end
weight is critical to maintain steering control and to prevent the tractor from rearing up while driving. If the
front end is too light, add weight until a minimum of 20% total weight is reached on the front tires. Front
weights and weight carriers can be purchased through an authorized tractor dealership. OPS-U- 0005
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OPERATION
3.5 Drawbar-Pull Type Mower
For equipment operating at 540 RPM, the tractor
drawbar must be positioned at a 14” distance from the
hitch point to the PTO shaft end for proper operation
and minimal wear to the driveline.
OPS-R- 0061
3.6 Power Take Off (PTO)
This mower is designed to operate at a PTO speed of 540. Most tractors operate at either 540, or a
combination of 540 and 1000 RPM PTO speeds. The operating speed of the mower and tractor can be
determined by the number of splines on the driveline yoke and PTO output shaft. Those operating at 540 RPM
will have a 6-spline shaft and those operating at 1000 RPM will have a 21-spline shaft. Note: Only the 284
mower can be ordered to operate on tractors equipped with a 1000 RPM 21-spline shaft. Refer to the tractor
owner’s manual for instructions to change PTO speeds on models that operate at more than one speed.
If operating an older model tractor where the tractor’s transmission and PTO utilize one master clutch, an
over-running clutch must be used between the PTO output shaft and the driveline of the mower. An authorized
tractor dealer can provide the over-running clutch and its installation if needed. OPS-R- 0066_A
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OPERATION
If attaching the mower tongue clevis to a 3-point hitch
drawbar supported by the lower lift arms, the attaching point must be extended past the main bar to allow for
turning without binding the clevis and bar. Lift arm stabilizers must be used with this type of drawbar to
prevent the mower from swaying from side to side.
OPERATION
DO NOT use a PTO adapter to attach a non-matching Implement driveline to a Tractor
PTO. Use of an adapter can double the operating speed of the Implement resulting in
excessive vibration, thrown objects, and blade and implement failure. Adapter use will also
change the working length of the driveline exposing unshielded driveline areas. Serious
bodily injury and/or equipment failure can result from using a PTO adapter. Consult an
authorized dealer for assistance if the Implement driveline does not match the Tractor PTO.
OPERATION
(S3PT-14)
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Implement input driveline is directly connected
to the Tractor transmission. Tractor braking distances can be substantially increased by
the momentum of the rotating Mower blades driving the Tractor transmission even though
the Tractor clutch has been disengaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor
PTO and the Mower driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation. (S3PT-16)
4. GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR
Before getting onto the tractor, the operator must read and completely understand the implement and tractor
operator manuals. If any part of either manual is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for
a complete explanation. OPS-U- 0007
Do not mount or dismount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount
the Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped. (SG-12)
4.1 Boarding the Tractor
Use both hands and equipped handrails and steps for support when boarding the tractor. Never use control
levers for support when mounting the tractor. Seat yourself in the operator’s seat and secure the seat belt
around you.
Never allow passengers to ride on the tractor or attached equipment. Riders can easily fall off and be
seriously injured or killed from falling off and being ran over. It is the operator’s responsibility to forbid all extra
riders at all times. OPS-U- 0008
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and
responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they
have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in
proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large
enough to reach and operate the controls easily. (SG-11)
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OPERATION
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
4.2 Dismounting the Tractor
Use hand rails and steps when exiting the tractor. Be careful of your step and use extra caution when mud,
ice, snow or other matter has accumulated on the steps or hand rails. Use all handrails and steps for support
and never rush or jump off the tractor. OPS-U- 0009
5. STARTING THE TRACTOR
The operator must have a complete understanding of the placement, function, and operational use of all
tractor controls before starting the tractor. Review the tractor operator’s manual and consult an authorized
dealer for tractor operation instructions if needed.
Essential Tractor Controls:
• Locate the light control lever.
• Locate the engine shut off control.
• Locate the brake pedals and the clutch.
• Locate the PTO control.
• Locate the 3-point hitch control lever.
• Locate the hydraulic remote control levers.
Before starting the tractor ensure the following:
• Conduct all pre-start operation inspection and service according to the tractor operator’s manual.
• Make sure all guards, shields, and other safety devices are securely in place.
• The parking brake is on.
• The PTO control lever is disengaged.
• The 3-point hitch control lever is in the lowered position.
• The hydraulic remote control levers are in the neutral position.
• The tractor transmission levers are in park or neutral.
Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for tractor starting procedures. Only start the tractor while seated and
belted in the tractor operator’s seat. Never bypass the ignition switch by short circuiting the starter solenoid.
After the tractor engine is running, avoid accidental contact with the tractor transmission to prevent sudden
and unexpected tractor movement. OPS-U-0028
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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OPERATION
Before dismounting, park the tractor and implement on a reasonably level surface, apply the parking brake,
idle the engine down, disengage the PTO, and lower the implement to the ground. Shut down the tractor
engine according to the operator’s manual, remove the key, and wait for all motion to completely stop. Never
leave the seat until the tractor, its engine and all moving parts have come to a complete stop.
OPERATION
OPERATION
Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
6. CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR
Use extreme caution when connecting the mower to the tractor. The mower should be securely resting at
ground level or setting on blocks. Keep hands and feet from under the mower deck and clear of pinch points
between the tractor hitch arms and mower pins. OPS-R-0001
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
6.1 Connecting Mower-Lift Type
1. Make sure the tractor is equipped with the correct PTO shaft. Change shafts if needed.
2. Shorten or remove the tractor drawbar to avoid
interference when raising and lowering the
mower.
3. Board the tractor and start the engine. Position
the tractor to the mower with the 3-point lift
arms positioned at the same height and to the
outside of the mower hitch pins. Note: Set the
3-point lift control to “Position Control” so that
the lift arms maintain a constant height when
attaching the mower. See the tractor Operator’s
Manual for correct settings when attaching 3point equipment.
4. Turn off the tractor engine and dismount.
5. One lift arm at a time, align arm end hole
between the set of A-frame lift lugs. Insert hitch
pin through the lug and arm holes and insert
retaining pin into hitch pin.
6. Walk around to opposite side and repeat procedure for remaining lift arm and hitch pin.
7. Extend or retract 3-point top link to align its end
hole with the holes of the mower’s top link.
Insert the top link hitch pin and insert retaining
pin into hitch pin.
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OPERATION
8. Adjust any lower link check chains, guide blocks, or sway blocks to prevent the mower from swaying side
to side and possible contact with tractor rear tires.
Note: Offset Adaptor Hitches are available to position the mower to the left or right. Mowers with Offset
Adaptor hitches connect to the 3-Point hitch the same way as the mower A-frame. See Offset Adaptor Hitch in
the Assembly Section for details to equip the mower with this feature.
6.2 3-Point Quick Hitch
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OPERATION
Our 3-Point Quick Hitch is designed to connect to a
Quick-Attach Coupler making mounting and
dismounting your mower easier. The 3-Point Quick
Hitch is also designed to connect the cutter to a
tractor’s three-point linkage without the use of a
Quick-Attach Coupler.
OPERATION
6.3 Connecting Mower - Lift Type (Quick Hitch)
OPERATION
Crushing Hazard between Quick-Hitch and Implement. Do not allow anyone to stand
between the Quick-Hitch and implement during hook-up operations. Never operate the
hydraulic 3-point lift controls while someone is directly behind the tractor.
1. Make certain the implement’s upper and lower
hitch pins are secured.
2. Lower the tractor’s 3-point lift until the three
Quick-Hitch hooks are lower than the
implements hitch pins. Carefully back the
tractor to align the Quick-Hitch hooks under the
implement’s hitch pins.
3. Slowly raise the tractor’s 3-point lift until the
lower Quick-hitch hooks lock into place over the
implement’s 3-point hitch pins.
IMPORTANT: Make certain the implement’s top 3point hitch pin is captured by the Quick-Hitch top 3point hook. If not consult your Quick Hitch manual
for required adjustment.
IMPORTANT: The Quick Hitch will more mower
further from tractor which will require checking the
following:
1. Driveline length
2. Tractor stability
NOTE: Offset Adapter Hitches are available to
position the mower to the left or right. Mowers with
Offset Adapter Hitches connect to the 3-point hitch
the same way as the mower A-frame. See Offset
Adapter Hitch in the Assembly Section for details to
equip the mower with this feature.
7. SETTING THE MOWER
Properly setting the cutting height is essential for efficient and safe operation. A properly set mower will make
a more uniform cut, distribute clippings more evenly, require minimal tractor work, and follow the contour of
uneven terrain. NOTE: Avoid very low cutting heights, striking the ground with the blades gives the most
damaging shock loads and will cause damage to the mower and drive. Blades contacting the ground may
cause objects to be thrown out from under the mower deck. Always avoid operating the mower at a height
which causes the blades to contact the ground. OPS-U- 0010
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
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OPERATION
7.1 Setting Mower Height- Lift Type - (Standard or Quick Hitch)
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OPERATION
1. Park the tractor and mower on level ground.
2. Using the 3-point hitch control lever, position
the front of the mower with the side skids 1”
less off the ground than desired cut height. For
example, for a 3” cut, position the skids 2” from
the ground. Set the 3-point control lever stop at
this position to maintain this height when raising
and lowering the mower.
3. Shut down the tractor and remove the key.
4. Adjust the mower deck front to rear by
extending or retracting the 3-point top link.
Always set front of deck 3/4” lower than rear for
best performance.
5.
6. Level the mower side to side by manipulating
one lower lift arm length. On most tractors, at
least one of the lift arms is designed to allow for
manipulation of its length. Shortening or
extending will allow for deck leveling from side
to side.
7. Securely block up the mower at this height.
8. Remove the bolts securing the tailwheel beam
in position and allow the tailwheel to rest at
ground level. Align tailwheel beam between
nearest sets of holes in beam support brackets
and reinstall support bolts on each side of
beam. Tighten all bolts and nuts.
OPERATION
OPERATION
9. Extend the tractor’s top 3-point link so that
when lifting the mower, the front of the deck will
raise 2 to 2½" before the tail wheel leaves the
ground. This will allow the mower to follow the
contour of uneven terrain.
Note: Install optional check chains when there is a
problem with the hydraulic 3-Point lift maintaining a
set height or when a constant pre-adjusted cut
height is required. See Check Chains in the
Assembly Section for this accessory.
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OPERATION
7.2 Connecting the Mower-Pull Type
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OPERATION
1. Make sure the tractor is equipped with the
correct PTO shaft and the drawbar is extended
14” from the end of the PTO shaft to the hitch
point.
2. Block the mower wheels in place and use the
attached parking jack to raise or lower the
tongue clevis to the height of the tractor
drawbar. The parking jack can be rotated 15
degrees in each direction to obtain a near
vertical position. Note: Always place jack foot
on firm surface or place board under jack for
support.
3. Board the tractor and start the engine. Back the
tractor to the mower aligning the drawbar hitch
hole with the mower hitch clevis. Turn off the
engine, secure the tractor in position, and
dismount.
4. To attach the mower, place two 1” flatwashers
(1) positioned under top lip of tongue clevis and
to the top of drawbar.
Add additional 1”
flatwashers (2) between the bottom of drawbar
and bottom lip of clevis to fill open space. Insert
a 3/4” x 4-1/2” grade 5 or 8 bolt (3) through
clevis and drawbar and retain in position with a
1” locknut (4). The bolt and locknut should be
tightened securely to support the tongue
properly without springing of breaking the clevis.
Never attach mower to the tractor with a pin not
having a nut.
5. Securely attach mower safety chain from mower
tongue to tractor drawbar or drawbar support
frame.
6. Lower the jack until the tongue is completely
supported by the drawbar. Remove jack from
the tongue and place on storage bracket of
mower main frame.
7. If using a hydraulic cylinder, connect hydraulic
hose ends into tractor hydraulic ports. Pressure
may need to be relieved from the system to
allow for ease of attachment.
8. If the mower has been attached to a 3-point
hitch drawbar, adjust any tractor equipped lower
link check chains, guide blocks, or sway blocks
to prevent the hitch and mower from swaying
side to side. Note: Never raise the 3-point lift
with the mower attached as catastrophic
driveline damage will occur.
OPERATION
7.3 Safety Tow Chain
OPERATION
If the mower is towed on a public roadway, a safety chain with tensile strength equal to or greater than the
gross weight of the mower must be connected between the tractor and mower. This will help control the
implement in the event the tongue becomes disconnected from the drawbar. Make sure the chain is attached
to a secure location on the tractor and not to an intermediate support.
After connecting both ends of the safety chain, drive the tractor to the right and left to check for proper chain
length. Adjust length as necessary and allow only enough slack in the chain to make a maximum turn in both
directions. When not in use, store the safety chain to protect it from mud or standing water by wrapping the
chain around the tongue. Replace the safety chain if one ore more links or end fittings are broken, stretched or
otherwise damaged or deformed. OPS-U-0039
7.4 Setting Mowing Height-Pull Type
1. Park the tractor and mower on level ground.
2. Using the tailwheel ratchet jack or hydraulic
cylinder, position the mower so the skid shoes
are 1” less off the ground than the desired final
cut height. For example, if a 3” cut is desired,
raise or lower the mower until the skid shoes
are 2” off the ground. If a hydraulic cylinder is
used, stroke control spacers can be placed on
the hydraulic shaft to maintain a set cutting
height each time the mower is raised and
lowered.
3. Adjust the mower leveling rod so that the front
of the mower is approximately 3/4” lower than
the rear.
If the mower is attached to a 3-point hitch drawbar,
adjust any tractor equipped lower link check chains,
guide blocks, or sway blocks to prevent the hitch
and mower from swaying from side to side. Never
raise the 3-point lift with the mower attached as
catastrophic driveline damage will occur.
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OPERATION
7.5 Setting Deck Pitch
To facilitate safe and efficient operation, the mower
should be operated with the deck approximately
3/4” LOWER IN THE FRONT THAN THE REAR.
Setting Deck Pitch-Lift and Semi-Mount Type
8. DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT
The driveline yoke and tractor PTO shaft must be
dirt free and greased for attachment.
To connect the mower driveline to the tractor PTO
output shaft, pull the driveline yoke collar back and
align the grooves and splines of the yoke with those
of the PTO shaft. Push the driveline yoke onto the
PTO shaft, release the locking collar, and position
the yoke until the locking collar balls are seated
onto the PTO shaft. Push and pull the driveline
back and forth several times to ensure a secure
attachment. OPS-R-0003_A
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. Push and pull the driveline back and forth
several times to ensure it is securely attached. A driveline not attached correctly to the
Tractor PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the
Implement. (S3PT-17)
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OPERATION
1. Lower the mower until the rear of the mower is
resting securely on its tail wheel.
2. Lower the 3-point lift arms further until the front
of the mower is at least 3/4” lower than the rear.
3. Place the tractor’s 3-point control lever stop at
this point to maintain the deck pitch.
OPS-R-0067
OPERATION
8.1 Driveline Length Check
OPERATION
Before operating the Implement, check to make sure the Implement input driveline will not
bottom out or become disengaged. Bottoming out occurs when the inner shaft penetrates
the outer housing until the assembly becomes solid-it can shorten no more. Bottoming out
can cause serious damage to the Tractor PTO by pushing the PTO into the Tractor and
through the support bearings or downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off. A broken
driveline can cause personal injury. (S3PT-18)
When fitting the mower to the tractor, the telescoping driveline must be inspected to ensure that at its most
compressed position, the profiles do not “bottom out”, and when at its farthest extended position, there is
sufficient engagement between the profiles to operate safely. At its shortest length, there must be at least a 1”
clearance between each profile end and opposite profile universal joint. At its farthest operating extension, a
minimum profile engagement of 9” must be maintained.
“Bottoming Out” Check Procedure
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Disconnect driveline from the tractor and slide
the profiles together until fully compressed.
Place a mark on the inner shield 1/8” from the
end of the outer shield.
Reattach the driveline to the PTO Shaft.
Raise the mower. Drive through a typical ditch
which the unit may encounter and watch marks
on the driveline. If the distance between the
mark and the outer shield becomes less than 2”
at any point there is a potential problem
bottoming out the driveline and the driveline
should be shortened. OPS-R-0004_F
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OPERATION
Shorten the driveline profiles as follows:
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With the driveline attached, raise and lower the mower within its operating range. Position the mower to
the point where the telescoping driveline is at its maximum extension. Completely shut down the tractor
and secure in position.
Mark the inner driveline shield 1/8” from the end of the outer shield.
Disconnect the driveline from the tractor and separate the two driveline halves.
Measure the distance from the mark to the end of the inner profile. This length is the amount the driveline
profiles were engaged.
If the engaged length is less than 9”, the shaft is considered too short and should be replaced with a longer
shaft. Consult an authorized dealer to purchase the required driveline length.
NOTE: When raising the mower, at least 1” clearance must be maintained between the driveline and the
mower deck. If necessary, place an upper lift stop on the 3-point hitch control lever to limit the height the
mower can be raised. OPS-R-0005_E
9. PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE
Before each use, a pre-operation inspection and service of the implement and tractor must be performed.
This includes routine maintenance and scheduled lubrication, inspecting that all safety devices are equipped
and functional, and performing needed repairs. DO NOT operate the unit if the pre-operation inspection
reveals any condition affecting safe operation. Perform repairs and replacement of damaged and missing
parts as soon as noticed. By performing a thorough pre-operation inspection and service, valuable down time
and repair cost can be avoided. OPS-U-0029
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause
immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
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OPERATION
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Remove the driveline from the tractor.
Raise and lower the mower to find the position
with the shortest distance between the tractor
PTO shaft and cutter gearbox. Shut down the
tractor and securely block the mower in this
position.
Pull driveline apart and reattach yoke to PTO
shaft.
Hold driveline sections parallel to one another
and measure back 1” from yoke of each shaft
and place mark on opposite section. Cut this
length off with a saw.
Round off all sharp edges and debur.
Thoroughly grease then reinstall the driveline.
Recheck for proper operation.
OPERATION
OPERATION
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when
necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn
or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have
cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining
this machine in good working order. (SG-21)
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OPERATION
Rotary Mower PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Mower ID#________________
Make ____________________
Date:
Shift
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Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The Operator’s Manual is in the canister on the mower
All safety decals are in place and legible
The tongue/hitch connection bolts & pins are tight
There are no cracks in tongue or hitch
The tow chain is secured to the tractor & mower
The hydraulic cylinders pins are tight
There are no leaking or damaged hoses
The mower deck is clear of cut grass and debris
Chain guards/deflectors are in place & in good condition
Driveline/gearbox shields are in good condition
Driveline clutches are in good condition; not frozen
Driveline telescoping members & U-joints are lubricated
Driveline yokes are securely attached to PTO & mower
Gearbox mounting bolts are tight
Gearbox oil is at the proper level
Blade carrier retaining nut is tight
Blades are not chipped, cracked or bent
Blade bolts are tight
Wheel lug nuts are tight
Transport locks are in good condition
Operator’s Signature:
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or MOWER
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OPERATION
Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all
rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake
engaged. Make sure the mower is resting on the ground or securely blocked
up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
OPERATION
OPERATION
Tractor PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Mower ID#________________
Make ____________________
Date:
Shift
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Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all
rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake
engaged. Make sure the mower is resting on the ground or securely blocked
up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The flashing lights function properly
The SMV Sign is clean and visible
The tires are in good condition with proper pressure
The wheel lug bolts are tight
The tractor brakes are in good condition
The steering linkage is in good condition
There are no visible oil leaks
The hydraulic controls function properly
The ROPS or ROBS Cab is in good condition
The seatbelt is in place and in good condition
The 3-point hitch is in good condition
The drawbar pins are securely in place
The PTO master shield is in place
The engine oil level is full
The brake fluid level is full
The power steering fluid level is full
The fuel level is adequate
The engine coolant fluid level is full
The radiator is free of debris
The air filter is in good condition
Operator’s Signature:
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or MOWER
This Inspection Form may be freely duplicated for extra copies.
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OPERATION
9.1 Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual to ensure a
complete pre-operation inspection and scheduled
service
is
performed
according
to
the
manufacturers recommendations. The following
are some of the items that require daily service and
inspection:
Tire condition/air pressure
Wheel lug bolts
Steering linkage
PTO shield
SMV sign is clean and visible
Tractor’s lights are clean and functional
Tractor Seat belt is in good condition
Tractor ROPS is in good condition
ROPS is in the raised position
No tractor oil leaks
Radiator free of debris
Engine oil level and condition
Engine coolant level and condition
Power brake fluid level
Power steering fluid level
Fuel condition and level
Sufficient lubrication at all lube points
Air filter condition OPS-U-0030
9.2 Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Before each mower use, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the mower is in a good and
safe working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced immediately. To
ensure the mower is ready for operation, conduct the following. OPS-R-0007
The operator’s manual and safety signs affixed on
the unit contain important instructions on the safe
and proper use of the equipment. Maintain these
important safety features on the implement in good
condition to ensure the information is available to
the operator at all times.
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Ensure the manual canister is secured to the
equipment with the operator’s manual inside.
Ensure all safety signs are in place and legible.
Replace missing, damaged, and illegible
decals. OPS-U- 0011
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OPERATION
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OPERATION
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OPERATION
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Perform scheduled lubrication as detailed in
the maintenance section.
Ensure all decals are in place and legible.
Ensure the driveline is securely attached to
tractor. Make sure the driveline yoke locking
collar is securely seated in the grooves of the
PTO shaft by pushing and pulling the yoke
several times.
Lift Type-Inspect that the 3-point hitch pins are
the proper size, correctly installed, and secured
to the tractor lift arms with retaining pins
inserted.
Pull Type-Inspect that the hitch pin is the
correct size. OPS-R-0008_E
Ensure deflectors and/or chainguards are in
position and not damaged. Replace worn,
broken, and missing pieces. OPS-R-0068
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not
limited to) - the Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel Guards, Gearbox
Shields, PTO integral shields, and Retractable Door Shields should
be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety
devices should be inspected carefully at least daily for missing or
broken components. Missing, broken, or worn items must be
replaced at once to reduce the possibility of injury or death from
thrown objects, entanglement, or blade contact. (SGM-3)
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OPERATION
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Ensure the tractor PTO master shield and the
mower slip clutch shield are in place, lowered,
and in good condition.
Ensure the driveline integral shield is in good
condition and rotates freely.
Ensure the driveline slip clutch (if equipped) is
properly adjusted. OPS-R-0039
Inspect the gearbox oil level. A low oil level is a
warning sign that the gearbox may be cracked
or its seal is damaged and needs replacement.
Ensure the gearbox vent is in place and free
from clogs. OPS-R-0040_B
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OPERATION
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Lift Type-Ensure the tailwheel beam position
support bolts are properly installed and
tightened.
Inspect all bolts and screws and tighten to the
recommended torque. OPS-R-0039_H
OPERATION
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OPERATION
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Inspect blades and blade bolts for looseness
and excessive wear. Make sure the mower is
securely blocked up before crawling beneath.
Replace damaged, worn and missing blades as
complete sets to maintain rotary balance during
operation.
Ensure carrier hub nut is tightened with the
cotter pin inserted and spread. OPS-R-0041
9.3 Cutting Component Inspection
Inspect blade pan and blade assembly for the following:
OPS-U-0031
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OPERATION
Inspect the Blades daily for abnormal wear. REPLACE BOTH BLADES on that carrier
IMMEDIATELY if either blade has:
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Become bent or deformed from it’s original shape or
Any cracks are visible, or
Deep gouges in the blade’s surface are persent, or
Gouges or chipped areas in the cutting edge are larger than 1/2”(12.7mm), or
The material on the leading edge has been worn away by more than 1/2(12.7mm)”
broken part with tremendous force which may cause serious bodily injury or death. OPS-U-0032
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OPERATION
Failure to replace abnormally worn blades may lead to catastrophic failure of the blades and ejection of the
OPERATION
9.4 Blade Bolt Inspection
OPERATION
Inspect Blade Bolt Head daily for wear as followed:
Inspect the Blade Bolt Heads daily for abnormal wear. REPLACE BOTH BLADE BOLTS on
the Blades IMMEDIATELY if either blade bolts has:
• Visible cracks or
• If the recessed area on blade bolt is worn off or
• If Blade Bolt has gouges or chipped areas.
Failure to replace abnormally worn blade bolts may lead to catastrophic failure of the blades and ejection of
the broken part which may cause serious bodily injury or death.
Always replace Blade Bolts with new bolts whenever replacing the Blades. OPS-U-0037
10. DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
Safe tractor transport requires the operator possess a thorough knowledge of the model being operated and
precautions to take while driving with an attached implement. Ensure the tractor has the capacity to handle the
weight of the implement and the tractor operating controls are set for safe transport. To ensure safety while
driving the tractor with an attached implement, review the following. OPS-U- 0012
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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OPERATION
Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the
equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this
equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and
how it handles before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering
and brakes are in good condition and operate properly.
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for
you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only after
you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use extreme care
and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from
turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this equipment before
operating on roads or uneven ground.
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly control
the equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes
or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance
increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use
the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
10.1 Starting the Tractor
The procedure to start the tractor is model specific.
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for starting
procedures for your particular tractor. Consult an
authorized dealer if the starting procedure is
unclear. Ensure the 3-point control lever is in the
lowered position and the PTO is disengaged before
starting the tractor. OPS-U-0033
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OPERATION
Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes smoothly
to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As you increase
the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases.
Determine the maximum
transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this equipment.
OPERATION
OPERATION
10.2 Brake and Differential Lock Setting
Make sure the tractor brakes are in good
operating condition. Tractor brakes can be set to
operate independently allowing single rear wheel
braking action or locked together to provide
simultaneous rear wheel braking. FOR MOST
DRIVING AND OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE
BRAKE PEDALS SHOULD BE LOCKED
TOGETHER TO PROVIDE THE MOST
EFFECTIVE BRAKING ACTION.
Always disengage the tractor differential lock
when turning. When engaged the differential lock
will prevent or limit the tractor from turning. During
normal cutting conditions, locking the differential
provides no benefit and should not be used.
OPS-U- 0013
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes.
When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance increases; use
extreme care and reduce your speed in these conditions. When operating in traffic, always
use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around
you and watch out for the other guy.
10.3 Raising the Mower
Using the tractor 3-point hitch control lever, raise
the mower off the ground about 6”, or just high
enough to clear any ground obstacles. When
raising the mower, make sure all connection points
are securely attached and at least 1” clearance is
maintained between the driveline and the deck. If
necessary, place an upper lift stop on the 3-point
hitch control lever to limit the height the mower can
be raised to avoid driveline damage. OPS-R-0042
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OPERATION
10.4 Driving the Tractor and Mower
Start off driving at a slow speed and gradually increase your speed while maintaining complete control of the
tractor and mower. Moving slowly at first will also prevent the tractor from rearing up and loss of steering
control. The tractor should never be operated at speeds that cannot be safely handled or which will prevent
the operator from stopping quickly during an emergency. If the power steering or engine ceases operating,
stop the tractor immediately as the tractor will be difficult to control.
To avoid overturns, drive the tractor with care and
at safe speeds, especially when operating over
rough ground, crossing ditches or slopes, and
turning corners.
Tractor wheel tread spacing
should be increased when working on inclines or
rough ground to reduce the possibility of tipping.
Use extreme caution when operating on steep
slopes. Keep the tractor in a low gear when going
downhill. DO NOT coast or free-wheel downhill.
OPS-R-0019
10.5 Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines
When crossing ditches with steep banks or going up
sharp inclines, it is possible that the main driveline
inner profile will penetrate into the outer housing to its
maximum depth until the assembly becomes solid
(driveline is at its extreme shortest length). This type
of abusive operation can cause serious damage to
the tractor and mower drive by pushing the PTO into
the tractor and through the support bearings or
downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off.
Damage resulting from over-collapse of the driveline’s inner profile and its outer housing
may allow the driveline to come loose from the Tractor which could cause bodily injury to the
operator or bystanders and/or extensive damage to the Tractor or Implement. OPS-R-0020
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Perform turns with the tractor and mower at slow
speeds to determine how the tractor with an
attached mower handles a turn. Determine the
safe speed to maintain proper control of the tractor
when making turns. When turning with a towed
implement, the overall working length of the unit is
increased.
Allow additional clearance for the
mower when turning.
OPERATION
OPERATION
When confronted with an incline or ditch, do not
approach from an angle which is perpendicular or
straight on as damage to or over-collapse of the
driveline may occur. OPS-R-0021_A
Inclines and ditches should be approached along a
line which is at an angle as shown. This type of
path will reduce the possibility of over-collapse of
the driveline and resulting damage. If the gradient
is so steep that such an approach increases the
possibility of a tractor roll-over, select an alternate
crossing path.
When operating the tractor and mower across
slopes and inclines, through ditches, and other
uneven terrain conditions, it is important to maintain
sufficient deck to ground clearance. Blade contact
with the ground may cause soil, rocks and other
debris to be thrown out from under the mower
resulting in possible injury and/or property damage.
Ground contact also produces a severe shock load
on the mower drive and to the mower blades
resulting in possible damage and premature wear.
OPS-R-0022
11. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
THE OPERATOR MUST COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT AND ALL CONTROLS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE. The operator must read and
understand the Safety and Operation Sections of the implement and tractor operator’s manuals. These
manuals must be read and explained to any operator who cannot read. Never allow someone to operate the
implement and tractor without complete operating instructions.
Before starting any operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be worked in and any
obstacles and hazards contained within to ensure safety to the operator, bystanders, and equipment. Special
attention should be paid to foreign debris, rough terrain, steep slopes, and passersby and animals in the area.
OPS-U- 0015
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Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects such
as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
mowing. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent
machine damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that
cannot be removed must be clearly marked and carefully avoided by the
operator. Stop mowing immediately if blades strike a foreign object.
Repair all damage and make certain rotor or blade carrier is balanced
before resuming mowing. (SGM-05)
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Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become entangled in the
operating parts of the mower head. These items could then swing outside the housing at
greater velocities than the blades. Such a situation is extremely hazardous and could result
in serious injury or even death. Inspect the cutting area for such objects before mowing.
Remove any like object from the site. Never allow the cutting blades to contact such items.
OPERATION
11.1 Foreign Debris Hazards
OPERATION
Before mowing, inspect the area to make sure
there are no foreign objects that the mower blades
could hit or become entangled with. Remove all
foreign objects and debris. If objects are too big to
remove, mark them clearly and be sure to prevent
the mower blades from contacting them.
If you hit a solid object or foreign debris, stop the
mower and tractor at once. Immediately idle the
engine speed and disengage the PTO. Wait for all
mower rotating motion to stop, then raise the
mower and move the tractor and implement off the
object. Inspect the area and remove, or mark the
location of the debris. Inspect the condition of the
mower and make any needed repairs immediately.
Make sure the blades are not damaged and the
carrier is balanced before resuming operation.
Always wear your seat belt securely fastened and
only operate the tractor and mower with the ROPS
in the raised position. If the tractor or mower hits a
tree stump, rock, or bump, a sudden movement
could throw you off of the seat and under the
tractor and/or mower. The seat belt is your best
protection from falling off the tractor and the ROPS
provides protection from being crushed during a
tractor roll-over. OPS-R-0023
11.2 Bystanders/Passersby Precautions
If a bystander comes within 300 feet of the tractor while the mower is being operated, stop the tractor at once,
idle the engine and disengage the PTO. Do not engage the PTO again until all bystanders are well past the
300 foot distance. OPS-R-0024
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Rotary Mowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwing
objects for great distances (300 feet or more) and causing serious injury
or death. Follow safety messages carefully.
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Bands are installed and in good, workable
condition;
-Mower sections or Wings are running close to and parallel to the ground without exposed
Blades;
-All areas have been thoroughly inspected and all foreign material such as rocks, cans,
glass, and general debris has been removed.
NOTE: Where there are grass and weeds high enough to hide debris that could be struck
by the blades, the area should be: inspected and large debris removed, mowed at an
intermediate height, inspected, closely with any remaining debris being removed, and
mowed again at desired final height. (This will also reduce power required to mow, reduce
wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut material better, reduce streaking, and
make the final cut more uniform). (SRM-01)
11.3 Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO)
Before engaging the PTO, make certain that the area is clear of bystanders and passersby. The implement
must be completely lowered and the deck positioned at a safe operating height. NEVER engage the PTO with
the implement in the raised position.
Set the tractor engine speed at approximately 1,000 RPM before engaging the PTO. Shift the PTO control to
the on position, and slowly increase the engine speed until the PTO is operating at the rated speed. If you
hear unusual noises or see or feel abnormal vibrations, disengage the PTO immediately. Inspect the
implement to determine the cause of the noise or vibration and repair the abnormality. OPS-U- 0027
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for any
reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the Mower deck
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard
and could cause serious injury or even death from objects thrown from
the Blades. (SRM-07)
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
in serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped
and the decks are securely blocked up. (SGM-09)
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-Passersby are outside the existing thrown-object zone;
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11.4 PTO RPM and Ground Speed
OPERATION
Ground speed for mowing will depend upon the height, type, and density of vegetation to be cut.
Recommended speed for efficient mower performance is between 2 and 5 mph(3-8 kph). Operate the mower
at its full rated PTO speed to maintain blade speed for a clean cut. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual or
the tractor instrument panel for the engine speed and gear to provide the required PTO and desired ground
speed. Make sure that the mower is operating at its full rated speed before entering the vegetation to be cut.
If it becomes necessary to temporarily regulate engine speed, increase or decrease the throttle gradually.
Ground speed is achieved by transmission gear selection and not by the engine operating speed. The
operator may be required to experiment with several gear range combinations to determine the best gear and
range which provides the most ideal performance from the mower and most efficient tractor operation. As the
severity of cutting conditions increase, the ground speed should be decreased by selecting a lower gear to
maintain the proper operating PTO speed. OPS-R-0025
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO speeds can cause
Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in serious injury or death. (SG-26)
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower. The
correct mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass type, density, and height of
cut. Normal ground speed range is from 2 to 5 mph(3-8 kph). Use slow mowing speeds
when operating on or near steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power
lines, or when debris and foreign objects are to be avoided. (SGM-07)
11.5 Operating the Mower
Only operate the mower from the tractor operator’s seat with the seatbelt securely fastened. The tractor must
be equipped with a ROPS in the raised position or a ROPS cab.
The mower is designed to cut vegetation up to 2-1/2” in diameter. Sharp blades will produce a cleaner cut and
require less power. Travel at a speed that allows the mower sufficient time to cut through the vegetation and
maintain the PTO operating speed to prevent overloading the mower and tractor. Choose a driving pattern
that provides the maximum pass length and minimizes turning.
Under certain conditions, tractor tires may roll some grasses down preventing them from being cut at the
same height as the surrounding area. When this occurs, reduce the tractor ground speed while maintaining
the operating speed of the mower. A slower ground speed will permit grasses to at least partially rebound and
be cut. Taking a partial cut and/or reversing the direction of travel may also help produce a cleaner cut.
Avoid mowing in the reverse direction when possible. In situations where the mower must be backed to
access areas to be cut, make sure there are no persons or other foreign debris behind the mower before
mowing in reverse. When mowing in reverse, operate the tractor and mower at a reduced ground speed to
ensure tractor and mower control is maintained. OPS-R-0026_F
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Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows
closed. (SGM-11)
Avoid mowing in reverse direction when possible. Check to make sure there are no
persons behind the mower and use extreme care when mowing in reverse. Mow only at a
slow ground speed where you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower.
Never mow an area that you have not inspected and removed debris or foreign material.
(SGM-08)
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of equipment and grass fires
while operating, servicing, and repairing the Mower and Tractor:
-Equip the Tractor with a fire extinguisher in an accesible location.
-Do Not operate the Mower on a Tractor with an underframe exhaust.
-Do Not smoke or have an open flame near the Mower and Tractor.
-Do Not drive into burning debris or freshly burnt areas.
-Ensure slip clutches are properly adjusted to prevent excessive slippage and plate heating.
-Never allow clippings or debris to collect near drivelines, slip clutches, and gearboxes.
Periodically shut down the Tractor and Mower and clean clippings and collected debris from
the mower deck. (SGM-12)
When you get to the end of a pass, slightly raise the
mower (2-4”) before turning. Never raise the
mower entirely while the blades are turning. If the
mower must be raised higher than 12” from ground
level, disengage the tractor PTO and wait for all
mower rotation to come to a complete stop before
proceeding to raise the mower. OPS-R-0027_B
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Mow only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with adequate artificial
lighting. Never mow in darkness or foggy conditions where you cannot clearly see at least
100 yards(90 m) in front and to the sides of the tractor and mower. Make sure that you can
clearly see and identify passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions,
power lines, debris and foreign objects. If you are unable to clearly see these type of items
discontinue mowing. (SGM-1)
OPERATION
OPERATION
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for any
reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the Mower deck
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard
and could cause serious injury or even death from objects thrown from
the Blades. (SRM-07)
Large, dense, or wet vegetation may need to be
mowed in two or more passes to achieve a uniform
cut. In such conditions, raise the cutting height to
12” or more on the first pass. OPS-R-0043
Then lower the mower to the desired height and
mow the vegetation a second time. If possible,
select a mowing pattern that is at a 90 degree angle
to the first pass to reduce streaking for a more
uniform cut. OPS-R-0044
Stay alert and watch for trees, low hanging limbs,
power lines, and other overhead obstacles and solid
ground objects while you are operating. Use care
to avoid hitting these items. OPS-R-0028_A
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Do not mow, or drive the tractor into material that is burning, or areas that recently burnt and may contain hot
spots. Burning material, sparks, and coals could be thrown from the mower to areas of vegetation that might
ignite. Tire damage can occur when driving over hot material. Oil and grease on the tractor and mower could
ignite resulting in equipment destruction. Carry a fire extinguisher on the tractor at all times to extinguish
possible fires encountered.
11.6 Shutting Down the Implement
Park the tractor on a level surface, place the
transmission in park or neutral and apply the
parking brake, lower the attached implement to the
ground, shut down the engine, remove the key, and
wait for all motion to come to a complete stop
before exiting the tractor. OPS-U- 0016
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To shut down attached mower head, first bring the
tractor to a complete stop. Decrease engine RPM
to idle then disengage cutterhead. The mower head
will come to a complete stop within a suitable
amount of time. Do not engage or disengage the
cutterheads at a high RPM unless there is an
emergency situation.
OPERATION
12. DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR
OPERATION
Before disconnecting the mower, the PTO must be
disengaged and blade rotation at a complete stop.
Move the mower to a level storage location and
lower it to the ground. If the mower is not resting
securely on the ground, block the mower up
securely before attempting to disconnect it from
the tractor.
Use extreme care to keep feet and hands from
under the mower and clear of any pinch points
caused by the tractor hitch arms and mower pins.
OPS-R-0030_A
Never stand or allow another person to stand between a running Tractor and the Mower
when disconnecting the Implement from the Tractor 3-point hitch.
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
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OPERATION
To disconnect the mower, first extend the tractor 3point hitch top link to remove tension on the top link
hitch pin. When the pin is loose and easy to rotate,
remove the pin from the mower. Next remove both
lower hitch pins.
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After disconnecting the 3 lift points, remove the
mower driveline from the tractor PTO shaft. Lay the
driveline down carefully on support flat to avoid
damaging the driveline or its shield. Do not let the
driveline fall into mud or dirt, which can contaminate
the bearing and shorten the life of the driveline.
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OPERATION
13. MOWER STORAGE
Properly preparing and storing the mower at the end of the season is critical to maintaining its appearance
and to help ensure years of dependable service. The following are suggested storage procedures:
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Thoroughly clean all debris off the mower to
prevent damage from rotting grass and
standing water.
Lubricate all mower grease points and fill
gearbox oil levels as detailed in the
maintenance section.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended
torque.
Check the mower for worn and damaged
parts. Perform repairs and make
replacements immediately so that the mower
will be ready for use at the start of the next
season.
Store the mower in a clean, dry place with the
mower housing resting securely on blocks or
at ground level.
Keep the driveline yoke from sitting in water, dirt and other contaminants.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the mower.
It is critical that driveline clutches slip when an obstacle or heavy load is encountered to avoid mower and/or
tractor damage. If the mower sits outside for an extended period of time or is exposed to rain and/or humid
air, the clutch lining plates must be inspected to ensure they are not frozen together from rust or corrosion. If
the mower has been exposed to such conditions, at the start of each mowing season, and any time it is
suspected that the slip clutch plates may be frozen together, readjust the slip clutch as detailed in Seasonal
Clutch Maintenance of the maintenance section in this manual. OPS-R-0032_A
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
14. TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
Inherent hazards of operating the tractor and implement and the possibility of accidents are not left behind
when you finish working in an area. Therefore, the operator must employ good judgement and safe operation
practices when transporting the tractor and implement between locations. By using good judgement and
following safe transport procedures, the possibility of accidents while moving between locations can be
substantially minimized. OPS-U- 0017
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If the tractor’s hydraulic pump is not independent of
the tractor PTO, or if the tractor PTO has to be run
to have hydraulic power, disconnect the mower
driveline from the tractor PTO output shaft. Secure
the driveline to the mower deck to prevent driveline
damage or loss during transport. OPS-R-0034
14.1 Transporting on Public Roadways
Extreme caution should be used when transporting the tractor and implement on public roadways. The tractor
must be equipped with all required safety warning features including a SMV emblem and flashing warning
lights to alert drivers of the tractor’s presence. Remember that roadways are primarily designed for
automotive drivers and most drivers will not be looking out for you, therefore, you must look out for them.
Check your side view mirrors frequently and remember that vehicles will approach quickly because of the
tractor’s slower speed. Be extremely cautious when the piece of equipment that you are towing is wider than
the tractor tire width and/or extends beyond your lane of the road.
Make sure that a proper size safety tow chain is secured between the tractor and implement before entering a
public road. OPS-U- 0019
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in
such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the
Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local
traffic regulations. (SG-6)
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OPERATION
Before transporting the tractor and mower, idle the
tractor engine, disengage the PTO and wait for all
mower moving parts to come to a complete stop.
Once all mower parts are completely stopped, raise
the mower to transport height. NOTE: When
raising the mower, maintain 1” clearance between
the driveline and mower deck. If additional mower
deck height is needed for safe transport, disconnect
the driveline from the tractor and secure its end to
the mower deck. The mower can then be raised to
the maximum lift height. OPS-R-0033_A
OPERATION
OPERATION
The SMV (Slow-Moving Vehicle) emblem is
universal symbol used to alert drivers of the
presence of equipment traveling on roadways at a
slow speed. SMV signs are a triangular bright
orange with reflective red trim for both easy day and
night visibility. Make sure the SMV sign is clean and
visible from the rear of the unit before transporting
the tractor and implement on a public roadway.
Replace the SMV emblem if faded, damaged, or no
longer reflective. OPS-U- 0020
Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights,
headlights, and brake/tail lights are functioning
properly before proceeding onto public roads. While
newer model tractors have plenty of lighting to
provide warning signals and operating lighting, most
older models are only equipped with operating lights.
Consult an authorized tractor dealer for lighting kits
and modifications available to upgrade the lighting on
older tractor models. OPS-U- 0021
When operating on public roads, have
consideration for other road users. Pull to the side
of the road occasionally to allow all following traffic
to pass. Do not exceed the legal speed limit set in
your country for agricultural tractors. Always stay
alert when transporting the tractor and implement
on public roads. Use caution and reduce speed if
other vehicles or pedestrians are in the area. OPSU- 0022
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Reduce speed before turning or applying the brakes.
Ensure that both brake pedals are locked together
when operating on public roads. OPS-U- 0023
Before transporting a loaded tractor and implement,
measure the height and width dimensions and gross
weight of the complete loaded unit. Ensure that the
load will be in compliance with the legal limits set for
the areas that will be traveled through. OPS-U- 0024
Use adequately sized and rated trailers and
equipment to transport the tractor and implement.
Consult an authorized dealer to determine the proper
equipment required. Using adequately sized chains,
heavy duty straps, cables and/or binders, securely tie
down both the front and rear of the tractor utilizing the
proper tie down locations as specified by the tractor
manufacturer. OPS-U- 0025
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14.2 Hauling the Tractor and Implement
OPERATION
OPERATION
Arrange the chains so that when tightened, the
chains are pulling downward and against
themselves. Carefully tighten the securing chains or
other fasteners using boomers or binders to apply
maximum tension.
Use extreme care when
attaching and removing the securing devices as the
extreme tension involved when released has the
potential to inflict serious injury.
While hauling the tractor and implement, make
occasional stops to check that the tractor and
implement have not moved or shifted and that the
securing chains have maintained tension. If during
transport a hard braking, sharp turning, or swerving
action was performed, stop at the next safe location
to inspect the security of the load. OPS-U- 0026
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15. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Excessive Vibration
Check Gearbox Bolts
Check for loose nuts on
blade holder and blades.
Check for bent output shaft.
If shaft is bent, oil will
normally leak from bottom
seal.
Check to see if blades are
free swinging.
Check for even wear on
each blade tip. Were both
blades changed at the same
time?
Blade Broken.
Blade Carrier Bent.
Blade hub not properly
seated on shaft.
New blade or bolts matched
with worn blade or bolts.
Drivelines not phased correctly.
Implement & tractor yokes must
be in line.
Tighten if loose.
TIghten if loose.
Blades dull.
Carrier RPM too low.
Cutter not level.
Tractor tires mashing down grass.
Ground speed too fast.
Blades locked back.
Blades riding up due to blade bolt
wear or loose bolts.
Cutting height too high.
Blades Wear Fast
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Free blades so they swing.
Weigh Blades. Weight should be within
1 oz. Always replace both blades.
Replace blades, in set.
Replace carrier.
Remove hub, check tapered spline
clean and replace.
Replace blades or bolts in sets.
Replace driveline.
Sharpen or replace Blades.
Use correct PTO speed and check for
correct gearbox ratio.
See Cutting Height Adjustment.
Reverse direction of cutting and drive
with right tractor tire out of cutter
overlap area. Conditions too wet to cut
Reduce ground speed by shifting to a
lower gear.
Free blades.
Replace blade bolts.
Lower cut height as much as possible.
Increase cutting height.
OPERATION
Not Cutting Clean
Replace shaft if bent.
OPERATION
Bolts not tightened.
Bolt hole elongated or oversized.
Locknut worn out.
Tighten Bolts to 300 ft./lbs.
Replace Blade Carrier.
Replace Locknut.
Gearbox Noisy
Low Lubricant.
Rough gears.
Worn Bearing.
Check lubricant level.
Run in or change Gears.
Replace Bearing.
Gearbox Leaking
Damaged Oil Seal.
Bent Shaft.
Oil Seal Race rough.
Oil Seal installed wrong.
Oil Seal not sealing in the housing.
Replace Seal.
Replace Oil Seal and Shaft.
Replace Shaft or repair Race.
Replace Seal.
Replace Seal or use a sealant on O.D.
of Seal.
Drain oil to proper level.
Replace Gasket.
Tighten Bolts.
Replace castings or gearbox.
OPERATION
Blade Bolts Working Loose
Oil level too high.
Gasket damaged.
Bolts loose.
Sand hole in casting.
Streaking Conditions
Conditions too wet for cutting.
Blades unable to cut that part of
grass pressed down by path of
tractor tires.
Dull blades.
Height of cutter lower at rear or
front.
Allow grass to dry before cutting. Slow
ground speed of tractor but keep
engine running at full PTO wpm.
Lowering the cutting height may help.
Sharpen or replace blades.
See Cutting Height Instructions.
Gearbox Overheating
Low on lubricant.
Improper type lubricant.
Excessive trash build-up around
gearbox.
Bearing or gears set up improperly.
Fill to level plug.
Replace with proper lubricant.
Remove trash.
Shear Pin Shears
Excessively
Tractor PTO not being run at
540 RPM.
Heavy Material.
Not using proper pin.
PTO engaged at high engine RPM
Cutting in rocky conditions
Blade carrier RPM too high.
Blades not properly heat treated.
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Run at 540 RPM.
Reduce ground speed. Raise cutting
height.
Replace only with recommended shear
pin.
Idle engine to engage PTO
Increase cutting height.
Check gearbox ratios.
Consult your Dealer.
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MAINTENANCE
Before operating your Rotary Cutter, make sure it is properly lubricated and thoroughly inspected. Only a
minimum of time and effort is required to regularly lubricate and maintain this machine to provide long life and
trouble free operation.
Always disengage the PTO before raising the Rotary Cutter for transporting or making
adjustments.
MAINTENANCE
Lubrication
Do not let excess grease collect on or around parts, particularly when operating in sandy areas. The
illustrations below shows lubrication points (Figure Mnt-R-0080). The chart gives the frequency of lubrication
in hours, based on normal operating conditions. Severe or unusual conditions may require more frequent
lubrication .
Use an multi-purpose gearoil (PN 00786250) for all locations shown. Be sure to clean the fitting thoroughly
before using grease gun. Daily lubrication of the driveline slip joint is necessary. Failure to maintain proper
lubrication will result in damage to U-joints, gearbox, and/or driveshaft.
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GEARBOX
Recommended lubricant is multi-purpose gearoil,
Servis-Rhino P/N 00786250.
NOTE: Make sure mower is level when checking oil
in the gearbox.
Gearbox capacity is 3 quarts.
NOTE: Overfilling of Gearbox will cause pressure
to build up and cause Grease Seals to leak.
TAIL WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Tail Wheel Bearings are packed at the factory with heavy-duty bearing grease. Grease Fittings are provided in
the Wheel Hub and Tail Wheel Beam. Grease after 10 hours of use. Figure Mnt-0004.
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The gearbox should be full (3 quarts) and not
require additional lubricant unless the box is
cracked or a seal is leaking. It is recommended that
the oil level dipstick (Figure MntP-R-0056) be
removed to check oil level after every 8 hours of
operation. If required, oil should be added until it
comes to proper level..
MAINTENANCE
DRIVELINE LUBRICATION
MAINTENANCE
Grease Fittings are located on the Cross Assembly of each U-Joint and on the telescoping tubes. Grease the
U-Joint after each 8 hours of use. Figure Mnt-R-0283. Do not force grease through the Needle Cup
Assemblies. Grease the telescoping tubes after every 8 hours use. Some PTO-to-Hitch connections may
necessitate cutting a hole in the shields to be able to align the Grease Fitting holes for lubrication. Lubricate
the shield bearings every 16 hours.
The Driveline Integral Shields should not become dented or otherwise damaged. The Integral Shield Assembly
has a Nylon Bearing at each end and should turn freely. This nylon bearing should require lubrication weekly.
To remove the Integral Shields for replacement or repair, remove the screws on the Shield. Slip the Shield
Cone Assembly off inner section of the Driveline. Install the new or repaired Shield on the Driveline. Place the
split Nylon Bearing over the Driveline Housing of Shaft against the Yoke and in the Bearing groove. Install
shield over the Housing so the Nylon Bearing fits into the Shield Bearing Retainer. Align holes on the Shield
and replace the screws in the Shield.
Make certain that the Driveline Integral Shields are free to telescope and rotate around the
Driveline without binding.
LIFT TYPE DRIVELINE & PULL JACKSHAFT SHIELDS
To remove the main inner driveline shield, Remove the locking screws. Align the bearing tabs with the cone
pockets. FIGURE Mnt-0026. Remove the half-guard and remove the bearing ring. FIGURE Mnt-R-0012.
Inspect the driveline shield for worn areas or cracks. If the shield has any dents or cracks, replace the Shield.
While the Shields are off, examine the Driveline for signs of abnormal wear, bent or twisted shafts, or cracks in
the shafts or tubes. Check to see that the Drivelines telescope easily. If the Drivelines do not telescope
properly or show signs of abnormal wear, the shaft should be repaired or replaced.
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MAINTENANCE
To assemble the main inner driveline shield, grease the yoke groove and inner profile tube. Attach the bearing
ring in groove with recesses facing profile tube. FIGURE Mnt-0027. Slide on the half shield. Turn the cone until
it engages correctly. Install locking screws. FIGURE Mnt-0028.
MAINTENANCE
CV TYPE DRIVELINE
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MAINTENANCE
MAIN CV DRIVELINE SAFETY SHIELD
MAINTENANCE
1. To remove the outer CV cone, remove the locking screws from shield cone. Remove cone over yoke.
Remove bearing ring and remove the locking screws from inner shield cone. Turn inner cone to assembly
position and remove half shield. Remove bearing ring. MNT-R-0038.
2. To assemble outer CV driveline, grease yoke groove and inner profile tube. Attach bearing ring on groove
with recesses facing profile tube. Slide on half shield with cone. Turn cone until it engages correctly.
Tighten locking screws. Grease bearing groove in double yoke. Insert bearing ring. Slide guard cone for
double yoke over cam from the connecting end. Make sure holes for screws are visible. Tighten locking
screws. MNT-R-0039.
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MAINTENANCE
BLADE SERVICING
Inspect blades before each use to determine that they are properly installed and in good condition. Replace
any blade that is bent, excessively nicked, worn, or has any other damage. Small nicks can be ground out
when sharpening.
BLADE SHARPENING
IMPORTANT! When sharpening blades, grind each blade the same amount to maintain balance. Follow
original sharpening pattern as shown in Figure Mnt-R-0008. Always sharpen blades by grinding. Always
sharpen both blades at same time to maintain balance. The difference in blade weights should not exceed 1
ounce. Unbalanced blades will cause excessive vibration which can damage gear box bearings. Vibration
may also cause structural cracks in cutter housing. DO NOT heat and pound out edge. Do not sharpen blade
to a razor edge, but leave a 1/16" blunt edge. Do not sharpen back side of blade.
Avoid personal injury. Always block the cutter up to prevent if from falling when the blades
and/ or carrier are being serviced.
Replace bent or broken blades with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STRAIGHTEN,
WELD, OR WELD HARDFACING ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY CRACK OR
OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE
SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN BLADES. (SGM-10)
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION
Avoid personal injury. Blade and/or blade carrier removal should be done only with the
tractor engine shut off, key removed, in neutral, parking brake on, and PTO disengaged and
the cutter blocked in the raised position.
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MAINTENANCE
Use only original equipment blades on this cutter. They are made of special heat-treated
alloy steel. Substitute blades may not meet specifications and may fail in a hazardous
manner that could cause injury.
MAINTENANCE
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL
MAINTENANCE
Remove cotter pin and loosen slotted nut on gearbox shaft. Loosen but do not remove the nut until the blade
carrier is loosened. Use a suitable 2 jaw gear puller to pull carrier off tapered gearbox shaft. If gear puller is
not available use long bar inserted through blade bolt access hole with end against rotor bar. Strike opposite
end of bar with sledge hammer. Rotate blade carrier 180 degrees and repeat process until carrier breaks
loose.
BLADE CARRIER INSPECTION
Blade bolt fit into carrier bushings should be checked every time blades are changed. The blade bolt should fit
into carrier bushings as a snug slip fit. If the blade bolt fit appears to be loose or sloppy, measure the square
hole in bushing. If the bottom of the square hole is 1/16” or greater than the square shoulder of the new blade
bolt the bushings should be replaced. Bushings can be removed by cutting bushing head where it is welded to
carrier bar. Once head is removed bushing can be pressed out of bar. Clean and grind top of blade bar so new
bushing can be installed and welded. Bushing should be pressed into bar so that bottom of bushing is flush
with bottom of blade bar. Use low hydrogen rod to weld bushing in place.
Failure to replace a worn blade carrier bushing as described above may lead to catastrophic
failure of the blade, blade bolt, and/or blade bolt nut resulting in the ejection of the broken
parts out from under the mower at tremendous speed and force which could result in serious
bodily injury or death.
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MAINTENANCE
BLADE CARRIER INSTALLATION
Clean the splines on both the blade carrier and output shaft. Position carrier on the gearbox output shaft and
install special washer nut.
Tighten nut holding blade carrier to minimum 350 ft. pounds, strike the carrier near the hub several times with a
heavy hammer to seat the hub. Use a suitable spacer over the nut to prevent damage to the nut and threads.
Retighten the nut to 350 ft. pounds. Install cotter pin and spread.
Avoid personal injury. Do not work under cutter without support blocks to keep frame from
falling.
BLADE REMOVAL
Remove locknut from blade bolt through inspection hole in deck of mower near the gearbox to remove blades
for sharpening or replacement. See Figure MntP-R-0057. Always replace nut when replacing blade bolt.
When installing blades be sure and check blade bolt pivot diameter for wear. Replace bolt if worn more than 1/
4 inch at any point. Tighten lock nut to 300 ft. lbs.
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MAINTENANCE
Always recheck gearbox output shaft slotted blade carrier retaining nut torque after a few
hours operation.
MAINTENANCE
SLIP CLUTCH
If a slip clutch is incorporated in the PTO driveline, it is designed to slip, absorb the shock load, and protect the
driveline. This clutch has single disc spring with 6 adjusting nuts.
MAINTENANCE
After the first hour of operation, the slip clutch should be checked for overheating. After this first check, the slip
clutch should be checked weekly or anytime there is overheating. To adjust the disc clutch, tighten the 6 bolts
until Belleville Spring is flat and then loosen each of them 2 turns.
The slip clutch should be checked periodically and adjusted to compensate for wear. The lining plates are 1/8"
thick when new. Replace after 1/32" wear. If the mower has been idle for an extended period of time, or in wet
weather, before operating check to be sure the friction lining plates are not rusted/coroded together. Should
this occur refer to the procedure described in the "Seasonal Clutch Maintenance" section on the next page.
There are two friction lining plates in the slip clutch. These should be checked weekly for oil or grease, wear,
and moisture which could cause corrosion on the drive plates.
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not limited to) - the Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel Guards, Gearbox
Shields, PTO integral shields, and Retractable Door Shields should
be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety
devices should be inspected carefully at least daily for missing or
broken components. Missing, broken, or worn items must be
replaced at once to reduce the possibility of injury or death from
thrown objects, entanglement, or blade contact. (SGM-3)
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MAINTENANCE
SEASONAL CLUTCH MAINTENANCE
It is important that the clutches slip when an obstacle or load heavier than the clutch setting is encountered.
Therefore, if the machine sits outside longer than 30 days and is exposed to rain and/or humid air it is
important to make sure that the clutch lining plates are not rusted/coroded together. Before using the cutter
use the following procedure to make sure the clutch will slip and give the overload protection required.
Loosen nuts (Figure Mnt-R-0090) on springs until the springs are free, yet remain secure on bolts.
Attach cutter to tractor and start the tractor. Set the engine speed at 1200 RPM.
Mark outer plates as shown in Figure Mnt-R-0090.
Engage the PTO (approximately one second) and then quickly disengage it. The friction lining plates
should break loose (check the mark).
7. Turn tractor off. Tighten the nuts on the disc spring clutch until Belleville spring is flat, then loosen each nut
2 turns
MOWER STORAGE
Your rotary cutter represents an investment from which you should get the greatest possible benefit.
Therefore, when the season is over, the cutter should be thoroughly checked and prepared for storage so that
a minimum amount of work will be required to put it back into operation for the next season. The following are
suggested storage procedures:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Thoroughly clean the cutter.
Lubricate the cutter as covered in Maintenance Section.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended torque.
Check the cutter for worn or damaged parts. Make replacements immediately.
Store the cutter in a clean, dry place with the cutter housing resting on blocks.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the cutter.
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MAINTENANCE
3.
4.
5.
6.
MAINTENANCE
TORQUE CHART
The chart lists the correct tightening torque for fasteners. When bolts are to be tightened or replaced, refer to
this chart to determine the grade of bolts and the proper torque except when specific torque values are
assigned in manual text.
MAINTENANCE
RECOMMENDED TORQUE IN FOOT POUNDS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE MANUAL*
NOTE: These values apply to fasteners as received from supplier, dry or when lubricated with normal engine
oil. They do not apply if special graphited or molydisulphide greases or other extreme pressure lubricants are
used. This applies to both UNF fine and UNC coarse threads.
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MAINTENANCE
GEARBOX SERVICING
TOOLS NEEDED FOR DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY OF GEARBOX
MAINTENANCE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Slide Hammer Puller
Locktite #5900
Punch - Long Drift
Needle Nose Pliers
Screw Driver
External Snap Ring Pliers
Socket Wrench
9/16 Socket
Ball Pin Hammer
Pry Bar
Be certain to clamp or securely support the gearbox and sub-assemblies to prevent injuries
to hands and feet due to inadvertent dropping or falling over.
Always wear safety glasses and gloves to prevent eye and hand injury when chiseling
or hammering on metal components. Hardened metal will chip unexpectedly.
An assembled gearbox is quite heavy. Use a hoist or get help to handle them safely. Lift
carefully and properly using your legs to lift - not your back.
NOTICE: Refer to operator’s manual for instructions for proper re-assembly onto the mower deck.
Tighten correctly.
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
GEARBOX DISASSEMBLY
1. Remove 6 cover bolts from input shaft bearing housing (2).
2. Tap around circumference of bearing housing (2) to loosen housing and shims. Then pull complete shaft
(6) and housing assembly out of main housing.
3. Remove 4 capscrews (14), break gasket loose (11 & 12), and then remove the bearing retainer cap (18).
(Mnt-R-0211)
4. Output shaft assembly must be removed from main housing by driving or pulling shaft out bottom end.
NOTE: Once lower bearing is out of housing the complete assembly will drop.
5. The gearbox is now disassembled into four (4) sub-assemblies:
1. Input shaft assembly
2. Output shaft assembly
3. Lower bearing retainer assembly
4. Main housing assembly
1.Housing
2.Lockwasher
3.Bolt
4.Input Cap
5.Input Shaft
6.Input Oil Seal
7.Shim (0.30)
8.Shim (0.50)
9.IInput Gasket (0.10)
10.Input Gasket (0.25)
11.Gear Mounting Spacer
12.Output Spacer
13.Output Cap
14.Lockwasher
15.Bolt
16.Cotter Pin
17.Flanged Nut
18.Output Oilseal
19.Output Cap Gasket (0.10)
20.Output Cap Gasket (0.25)
21.Output Shaft
22.Bearing Assembly
23.15 Tooth Gear
24.Bearing Adjusting Nut
25.Cotter Pin
26.Bearing Assembly
27.Drain Plug
28.Sealing Washer
29.Spacer
30.24 Tooth Gear
31.Dip Stick
32.Output Seal Protector
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MAINTENANCE
RIGHT ANGLE GEARBOX (OUTBOARD) ASSEMBLY & DISASSEMBLY
PROCEDURES
INPUT SHAFT REMOVAL
Step I.
Place Gearbox on appropriate work surface.
Remove Vent Plug (item #32) and Dipstick (item #31).
Step III.
Turn Gearbox upside down allowing Oil to drain from gearbox into catch pan for proper disposal.
Step IV.
Turn Gearbox right side up and drop bottom into a hole for support or lay it on its side laying flat.
Step V.
Remove Bolts (item # 3) from front Bearing Cap (item # 4), this will allow front cover to be removed, It may be
required to drive a wedge between front cover and main housing to loosen cover.
Step VI.
Remove Input shaft (item #5) and Input Gear (item #31), Input Shaft should pull out with Gear and Bearing
Cones (item #27) still on it, Inner Bearing Cone may stay in Housing and Outer Bearing Cone should come off
with front Bearing cover.
Step VII.
Remove Inner Bearing Cone, Inner Spacer (item # 30), Outer Bearing Cone, Input Gear, Check now for Shims
(item # 7& 8) always note quantity of Shims.
Step VIII
Remove Input Seal (item # 6), Bearing Cup (item #27) from front Cover and bearing Cup (item#20) from back
of Main Housing (Casing) (item # 1).
Output Shaft Removal
Step I.
Remove Cotter Pin (item # 26) from Nut (item # 25) and Output Shaft (item # 22) this can be done by reaching
through opening in front of Main Housing. NOTE: Nut is installed with Loctite and may require heating to
remove. Heat nut to approx. 200 F, to ease removal
Step II.
Slide Output (Pinion) Gear (item # 24) up off of Output Shaft and out of Main Housing.
Step lll.
Remove 4 bolts (item # 15), which will allow output cap (item # 13) to be removed. This allows output shaft to
be removed through bottom opening.
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MAINTENANCE
Step II.
MAINTENANCE
Step lV.
Reach in from front or top of Main Housing and remove upper Output Shaft Cone Bearing (item # 23)
Step V.
From the top of Main Housing drive out top and bottom Bearing Cups (item # 23). Spacer (item # 12) will fall out
once lower bearing cup comes out of housing.
MAINTENANCE
PARTS INSPECTION
Step I
Inspect and Clean all Parts. Check Bearings, Shafts, Gears, Housing and Covers. Shafts should be inspected
at Seal wear areas, Bearing areas, Splines, Threads and all surface areas. Check Housings for cracks and
condition of all holes that are threaded. Check Housing and covers where Seals drive in for Burrs and
scratches. If Bearing Cones are replaced always replace Cups with them. Gears should not have and rough
surfaces where the gears run together. On Main Housing remove any old Gasket Sealer, Scratches, Wash and
completely clean it.
OUTPUT SHAFT INSTALLATION
STEP I
Install Upper Output Shaft Bearing Cup (item # 23) into Main Housing from the bottom. NOTE! : Direction
bearing cup must be installed. Insert spacer (item # 12). Install lower bearing cup (item #23) into main housing
and seat firmly against spacer (item # 12)
STEP II
Install Lower Bearing Cone (item #23) down over Output Shaft from top making sure it is firmly seated against
shoulder on Shaft.
STEP III
Insert Output Shaft (item # 22) into Main Housing from the bottom till Lower Bearing Cone is seated into Lower
Bearing Cup, Slide Upper Bearing Cone down over Output Shaft from the till it seats against and into upper
output Shaft Bearing Cup.
STEP IV
Slide Output Gear (item # 24) down over Output Shaft till it sits against upper Bearing Cone. NOTE! : Place
one shim (item # 7) between gear (item # 24) and top bearing.
STEP V
Install Output Shaft Bearing Adjusting nut (item # 25) Tighten Nut to set Pre-Load on Output Shaft Bearings.
Bearing Preload should be from 15 to 25 inch pounds of Rolling Torque.
STEP VI
Using Soft Metal (Brass or Aluminum) Pin, Strike both ends of Shaft with a hammer and recheck the Bearing
Pre-Load, This is to ensure Bearings and components are centered and seated. If Bearing Pre-Load is OK
insert Cotter Pin (item # 26) and Bend ends.
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MAINTENANCE
STEP VII
Press new output seal (item # 19) into output cap (item # 13). Using one gasket (item # 20) install lower output
cap inot main housing. Retain using bolts and washers (items # 14 & 15). NOTE!: Use gasket sealant
between all parts!
INPUT SHAFT INSTALLATION
STEP I
STEP II
Install Outer Bearing Cup (item # 27) into back of Front input cap (item # 4). Make sure Cup is Seated into front
cap.
STEP III
Install Spacer (item # 30) onto input Shaft (item # 5) from the front. Install Shims (item # 7 & 8) onto input Shaft
from the front. For quantity of Shims refer to Step 7. Under Input Shaft Removal.
STEP IV
Install Input Gear (item #31) on to Input Shaft from the front, Install Outer Bearing Cone (item # 27) on to input
shaft and slide down till it seats against Gear. Install Inner Bearing Cone (item # 27) Onto input shaft.
STEP V
Insert Input Shaft with all components down into Main Housing till Inner Bearing Cone is seated into Inner
Bearing Cup. Rotate output shaft back & forth slightly to determine approx. gear back lash. If backlash seems
large, it will be necessary to remove a shim (item # 7 or 8). If not enough backlash is present then add a shim
(item 7 or 8). Proper gear backlash is between .015" to .025".
STEP VI
Input Seal (item # 6) can be installed now or wait till later. With Shims (item # 9&10) lower Input Bearing Cap
(item # 4) down over Input Shaft. Install Bolts (item # 3) into Bearing Cap and tighten them, Check Bearing PreLoad. Bearing Preload should be from 12 to 14 pounds of Rolling Torque, if rolling torque is low remove shim
(item# 9 or 10) and if high, add shims. Check backlash of gears again to make sure they are set correctly.
Reshim using shims (items # 7 & 8) as required Once all shims are properly set remove input cap (item # 4)
and apply gasket sealer and reinstall cap and tighten all bolts to recommended torque levels.
STEP VII
Fill Gearbox with Oil, until proper oil level shows on dipstick, Stop and wait about 10 minutes so oil will have
time to run down around Output Shaft bearings then finish filling with oil, This procedure may take longer on
Cold days or Shorter on Hot days. Always recheck Oil Level after gearbox has been run approximately 1/2
hour.
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MAINTENANCE
Install Inner Bearing Cup (item # 27) into back of main Housing (item # 1), Make sure Cup is seated into Main
Housing.
ALAMO-INDUSTRIAL
LIMITED WARRANTY
1.
2.
LIMITED WARRANTIES
1.01.
Alamo Industrial warrants for one year from the purchase date to the original non-commercial, governmental, or municipal
purchaser (“Purchaser”) and warrants for six months to the original commercial or industrial purchaser
1.02.
Manufacturer will replace for the Purchaser any part or parts found, upon examination at one of its factories, to be defective under
normal use and service due to defects in material or workmanship.
1.03.
This limited warranty does not apply to any part of the goods which has been subjected to improper or abnormal use, negligence,
alteration, modification, or accident, damaged due to lack of maintenance or use of wrong fuel, oil, or lubricants, or which has
served its normal life. This limited warranty does not apply to any part of any internal combustion engine, or expendable items such
as blades, shields, guards, or pneumatic tires except as specifically found
1.04.
Except as provided herein, no employee, agent, Dealer, or other person is authorized to give any warranties of any nature on behalf
of Manufacturer.
REMEDIES AND PROCEDURES.
2.01.
This limited warranty is not effective unless the Purchaser returns the Registration and Warranty Form to Manufacturer within 30
days of purchase.
2.02.
Purchaser claims must be made in writing to the Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) from whom Purchaser purchased the goods or an
approved Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) within 30 days after Purchaser learns of the facts on which the claim is based.
2.03.
Purchaser is responsible for returning the goods in question to the Dealer.
2.04.
If after examining the goods and/or parts in question, Manufacturer finds them to be defective under normal use and service due to
defects in material or workmanship, Manufacturer will:
(a)Repair or replace the defective goods or part(s) or
(b)Reimburse Purchaser for the cost of the part(s) and reasonable labor charges (as determined by Manufacturer) if Purchaser
paid for the repair and/or replacement prior to the final determination of applicability of the warranty by Manufacturer.
The choice of remedy shall belong to Manufacturer.
2.05.
3.
4.
Purchaser is responsible for any labor charges exceeding a reasonable amount as determined by Manufacturer and for returning
the goods to the Dealer, whether or not the claim is approved. Purchaser is responsible for the transportation cost for the goods or
part(s) from the Dealer to the designated factory.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
3.01.
MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS (EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN) AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH
RESPECT TO THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
3.02.
MANUFACTURER MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN, CAPABILITY, CAPACITY, OR SUITABILITY FOR USE OF THE
GOODS.
3.03.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, MANUFACTURER SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO PURCHASER OR
ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE
CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE GOODS OR ANY
BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. NOT WITHSTANDING THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND WARRANTIES, MANUFACTURER’S
LIABILITY HEREUNDER FOR DAMAGES INCURRED BY PURCHASER OR OTHERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE OF
THE GOODS.
3.04.
NO ACTION ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIMED BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR TRANSACTIONS UNDER THIS
WARRANTY MAY BE BROUGHT MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS OCCURRED.
MISCELLANEOUS.
4.01.
Proper Venue for any lawsuits arising from or related to this limited warranty shall be only in Guadalupe County, Texas.
4.02.
Manufacturer may waive compliance with any of the terms of this limited warranty, but no waiver of any terms shall be deemed to be
a waiver of any other term.
4.03.
If any provision of this limited warranty shall violate any applicable law and is held to be unenforceable, then the invalidity of such
provision shall not invalidate any other provisions herein.
4.04.
Applicable law may provide rights and benefits to purchaser in addition to those provided herein.
KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS
ATTENTION: Purchaser should fill in the blanks below for his reference when buying repair parts and/or for proper machine identification when
applying for warranty.
Servis-Rhino Implement Model
Serial Number
Date Purchased
Dealer
ATTENTION:
READ YOUR OPERATOR'S MANUAL
ALAMO INDUSTRIAL
An Alamo Group Company
Post Office Drawer 549
Seguin, Texas 78156
830-379-1480
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
To keep your implement running efficiently and safely, read your manual thoroughly and follow these directions and
the Safety Messages in this Manual. The Table of Contents clearly identifies each section where you can easily find
the information you need.
The OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (1928.51 Subpart C) makes these minimum safety requirements of tractor operators:
REQUIRED OF THE OWNER:
1. Provide a Roll-Over-Protective Structure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and
2. Provide Seatbelts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
3. Ensure that each employee uses such Seatbelt while the tractor is moving; and
4. Ensure that each employee tightens the Seatbelt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected
area provided by the ROPS.
REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Securely fasten seatbelt if the tractor has a ROPS.
Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.
Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.
Do not permit others to ride.
Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.
Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
When the tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock, if available.
Keep children away from danger all day, every day...
Equip tractors with rollover protection (ROPS) and keep all machinery
guards in place...
Please work, drive, play and live each day with care and concern for
your safety and that of your family and fellow citizens.
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