Alamo 5 Lawn Mower User Manual

SWITCHBLADE
5/6
SICKLE BAR
Published 03/09
Part No. 02982612C
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.
If you would like a VHS video tape of the video, please email AEMVideo@alamo-group.com or Fax
AEM VHS Video at (830) 372-9529 or mail in a completed copy of the form on the back of this page to
AEM VHS Video 1502 E Walnut Street, Seguin, TX 78155. and request the VHS video version. Please
include your name, mailing address, mower model and serial number.
Every operator should be trained for each piece of equipment (Tractor and Mower), understand the
intended use, and the potential hazards before operating the equipment.
Alamo Industrial Division is willing to provide
one (1) AEM Mower Safety Practices Video
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION............................................................................................................... 1-1
General Safety Instructions and Practices ........................................................................................................ 1-2
Decal Description ............................................................................................................................................ 1-15
Federal Laws and Regulations ........................................................................................................................ 1-19
INTRODUCTION SECTION ................................................................................................. 2-1
OPERATION SECTION ....................................................................................................... 3-1
OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................................ 3-3
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................................... 3-4
ROPS and Seat Belt ...........................................................................................................................................3-4
Tractor Safety Devices .......................................................................................................................................3-4
Tractor Horsepower ............................................................................................................................................3-4
Tractor Hydraulics ..............................................................................................................................................3-5
Front End Weight ...............................................................................................................................................3-5
Power Take Off (PTO) ........................................................................................................................................3-5
GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR ......................................................................................................... 3-5
Boarding the Tractor ...........................................................................................................................................3-6
Dismounting the Tractor .....................................................................................................................................3-6
STARTING THE TRACTOR .............................................................................................................................. 3-7
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE ............................................................................................ 3-8
Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ..........................................................................................................3-9
Sickle Bar Pre-Operation Inspection/Service .....................................................................................................3-9
DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................................ 3-13
Starting the Tractor ...........................................................................................................................................3-14
Brake and Differential Lock Setting ..................................................................................................................3-14
Driving the Tractor and Switch Blade ...............................................................................................................3-15
OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT .......................................................................................... 3-16
MOTOR CONTROL .........................................................................................................................................3-17
KNIFE SPEED ..................................................................................................................................................3-17
TRACTOR MOWING SPEED ..........................................................................................................................3-17
CUTTER BAR BREAK-BACK ..........................................................................................................................3-18
Operating the Switch Blade ..............................................................................................................................3-19
Shutting Down the Switch Blade ......................................................................................................................3-20
TRACTOR AND SWITCH BLADE STORAGE ................................................................................................ 3-21
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................... 3-21
Transporting on Public Roadways ....................................................................................................................3-22
Hauling the Tractor and Implement ..................................................................................................................3-25
MAINTENANCE SECTION .................................................................................................. 4-1
LUBRICATION INFORMATION ........................................................................................................................ 4-2
INITIAL HYDRAULIC SYSTEM CLEANING ..................................................................................................... 4-3
RESERVOIR OIL & FILTER MAINTENANCE: ................................................................................................. 4-3
CUTTERBAR ADJUSTMENTS ......................................................................................................................... 4-4
CUTTERBAR ALIGNMENT .............................................................................................................................. 4-4
GUARD ADJUSTMENT .................................................................................................................................... 4-4
WEAR PLATE ................................................................................................................................................... 4-5
CLIPS ................................................................................................................................................................ 4-5
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM ...................................................................................................................................... 4-7
PUMP & MOTOR ...............................................................................................................................................4-7
VALVES .............................................................................................................................................................4-7
KNIFE REPAIR ..................................................................................................................................................4-7
KNIFE .................................................................................................................................................................4-7
LEDGER PLATES ............................................................................................................................................. 4-8
Cylinder Rod Maintenance ................................................................................................................................ 4-8
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 Section 1-2
SAFETY
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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SAFETY
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)
SAFETY
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)
SAFETY
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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Safety Section 1-4
SAFETY
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in
motion or while tractor engine is running. (SG-20)
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 put hands or feet near the cutter bar. Blade contact can result
in serious injury. Stay away until all motion has stopped and the
mower is securely blocked up. (SSM-1)
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SAFETY
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)
SAFETY
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.
SAFETY
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)
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturer’s
instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other
chemical agent. (SG-22)
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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)
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SAFETY
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)
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)
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)
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. (SG-31)
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)
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
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)
SAFETY
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)
Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair work on the Implement.
Place the Mower Head on the ground or securely supported on blocks or stands, disengage
the PTO, and turn off the engine. Push and pull the control Levers or Joystick several times
to relieve pressure prior to starting any maintenance or repair work. (SBM-6)
SAFETY
Always disconnect the wire leads from the mower valve solenoid
before performing service on the Tractor or Mower. Use caution when
working on the Tractor or Mower. Tractor engine must be stopped
before working on Mower or Tractor. The Mower Blades could
inadvertently be turned on without warning and cause immediate
dismemberment, injury or death. (SBM-12)
Do not back up with this implement. Backing could damage the machine or its components.
(S3PT-4)
Use extreme care when lowering or unfolding the implement’s wings. Make sure no
bystanders are close by or underneath the wings. Allow ample clearance around the
implement when folding or unfolding the wings. Use extreme caution around buildings or
overhead power lines. (S3PT-05)
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this Implement as in all
power-driven or pulled equipment. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in rough
terrain conditions that include tall grass, weeds, gullies, holes, slopes, hidden obstructions
and the like. Serious injury or even death may occur unless care is taken to assure the
safety of the operator and bystanders in the area. Do not operate this machine with anyone
in the immediate area. (S3PT-07)
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)
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)
Maintain adequate tractor stability to prevent lateral instability and
possible tip-over which could result in serious bodily injury or even
death. Widen the wheel tread and add wheel weights where necessary.
Refer to the mounting instructions or call Customer Service if you need
assistance with Couterweight Procedure. (SSM-2)
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SAFETY
Do not operate Mower if excessive vibration exists. In the case of extreme vibration, shut
down the Mower and the Tractor engine and wait until all motion has stopped. Inspect the
Mower to determine the source of the vibration.
If any Mower blades are missing or
damaged replace them immediately. Operating the Mower with excessive vibration can
result in component failure and broken objects could be thrown outward. To reduce the
possibility of property damage and personal injury, never allow the Mower to be operated
with excessive vibration. (SSM-3)
Always keep a careful lookout and use extreme care when working
around overhead obstructions. Never allow the Mower head or boom
within 10 feet of any power line. When working close to overhead
power lines consult your electric company for a safe code of operation.
(SBM-7)
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)
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)
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.
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SAFETY
Never leave the mower unattended while the head is in the raised
position. The mower could fall causing serious injury to anyone who
might inadvertently be under the mower. (SSM-4)
SAFETY
SAFETY
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)
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)
DO NOT weld or repair rotating mower components. Welds and other repairs may cause
severe vibration and/or component failure resulting in part being thrown from the mower
causing serious bodily injury. See your Authorized Dealer for proper repairs. (SGM-13)
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)
Raise the mower head to the transport position and secure with the retaining pin before
traveling on public roads and when storing the mower in the upright position. (SSM-05)
DO NOT stand in front of the mower head or perform service while the head is in the break
back position. The mower head could suddenly swing forward causing serious bodily injury.
Relieve all hydraulic pressure and secure the mower in position before performing
maintenance. (SSM-06)
All Safety Shields, Guards and other safety devices including (but not limited to) Deflectors, Steel Guards and Gearbox Shields must 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. (SSM-07)
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SAFETY
Only replace the spring assembly as a complete unit. DO NOT attempt to remove or repair
the spring outside the assembly. Spring tension when released could cause serious bodily
injury. (SSM-08)
Wear gloves and exercise care when handling blades. Blades are SHARP and can cause
lacerations to hands and other parts of the body if not safely handled. (SSM-09)
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)
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 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)
Decal Location
NOTE: Alamo Industrial supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the
decals may occur while in shipping, use, or reconditioning. Alamo Industrial 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 Alamo Industrial dealer to order
replacement decals.
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SAFETY
DO NOT allow any person under a folded wing unless wing is securely
locked up or supported. DO NOT approach the Implement unless the
Tractor is turned off and all motion has ceased. Never work under the
frame work, or any lifted component unless the implement is securely
supported or blocked up. A sudden or inadvertent fall by any of these
components could cause serious injury or even death. (STI-03)
SAFETY
SAFETY
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SAFETY
ITEM
QTY.
1
TYPE
INSTRUCT
DESCRIPTION
1.
PART NO.
02966305
2.
02974997
1
NAME
Switch Blade
3.
02965262
1
WARNING
Hose Burst
4.
000678
1
INSTRUCT
Grease Fitting Inside
5.
02962765
1
DANGER
Multiple Hazard
6.
0614500
1
CAUTION
No Step
7.
NFS
1
SER PLT
Serial Number Plate
8.
00776031
1
Canister, Parts Manual
9.
02974374C
1
Switch Blade Oper. Manual
10.
10058000
3
Bolt
11.
00017000
3
Lock washer
12.
00024100
3
Flatwasher
13.
02959924
3
Locknut
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SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
QTY.
1
TYPE
INSTRUCT
DESCRIPTION
1.
PART NO.
02970354
2.
02965093
1
INSTRUCT
Proper Engine
3.
00725746
1
PELIGRO
Spanish Translation
4.
0410300
1
WARNING
Warning Sign
5.
02975270
1
INSTRUCT
Bar Reversing Instruction
6.
02974321
1
INSTRUCT
Valve Operation
7.
02982584
1
INSTRUCT
Attention Reset Cutter head
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Knife Clearance
SAFETY
Decal Description
INFORMATION - Attention - Service Hydraulic
System with Universal Tractor Hydraulic Oil. Alamo
Group part Number 02966307.
SAFETY
02966305
NAME LOGO
P/N 02974997
WARNING! Failure to INSPECT and REPAIR or
REPLACE Hoses may allow worn Hoses to rupture
SUDDENLY and VIOLENTLY with resulting serious
BODILY INJURY from SCALDING or FIRE with
resulting BURN INJURY or DEATH.
P/N 02965262
Information that Grease Fitting is present and must
apply grease.
P/N 000678
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SAFETY
DANGER! Crushing and Pinch Points.
Moving machiney parts can pinch or crush or fallwhich may cause injury or death.
SAFETY
P/N 02962765
CAUTION! Not a step, keep hands and feet off
machine.
P/N 0614500
IMPORTANT - Inspect knife to ledger plate
clearance daily. Poor cutting performance will
result if proper clearance is not maintained. Refer
to operators manual for adjustment.
02970354
INFORMATION - To prevent premature hydraulic
component failure, do not over speed the engine.
When using the mower attachment, operate tractor
at the engine speed which will deliver 540 PTO
RPM on Tachometer. Over speeding the engine
and pump when operating the mower will overheat
and rapidly ruin the oil which will decrease the life
of the hydraulic components.
P/N 02965093
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SAFETY
Peligro Translation, If you do not know how to read
English, please find someone who knows how to
read English.
P/N 00725746
P/N 0410300
INSTRUCTIONS
P/N 02975270
INSTRUCTIONS
P/N 02974321
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SAFETY
CAUTION! Keep all shields in place. Keep
hands,feet and clothing away from power-driven
parts. Stop machine to adjust and oil. If mechanism
becomes clogged shut off power before cleaning.
Keep off mower and keep others off. Warn
bystanders to keep away.
SAFETY
SAFETY
ATTENTION!
cutterhead.
Bump
control
handle
to
reset
P/N 02982584
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SAFETY
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:
“...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...”
(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.
7.
Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
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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SAFETY
DUTIES
Sec. 5 (a) Each employer-
INTRODUCTION SECTION
Introduction Section 2-1
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
This Switch Blade 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.
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize, instruct, and train. The Assembly manual instructs the owner/
operator in the correct assembly of the Mower using standard and optional equipment. The Parts Listing section is designed to familiarize the owner/operator with replaceable parts on the Mower. This section provides
exploded assembly drawings of each mower component illustrating each piece and the corresponding part
number.
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.
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
The simplistic, time-tested design of the Switch Blade® offers its users a fast, efficient, cost-effective method of
vegetation maintenance. Designed for tractors with smaller horsepower engines, it is both safe and reliable.
Users can depend on the Switch Blade for high production due to faster cutting as well as less maintenance
than any other industrial mower on the market today.
The Switch Blade cutter bar features a breakaway system allowing the unit to hinge when obstructed. Also featured is a planetary drive system which allows for smoother operation and cleaner cutting. An efficient motor,
decreased in size and weight, helps to increase speed control.
With a two-section front pump, the updated hydraulic system allows the unit to run cooler by eliminating heat,
thus running more efficiently. This translates into more cutting power and less machine maintenance. The
Switch Blade's proven blade design allows for precision cutting. Built-in rock guards help to minimize blade
damage.
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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 Blade 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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OPERATION SECTION
Operation Section 3-1
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OPERATION
OPERATION
ALAMO INDUSTRIAL SWITCH BLADE SICKLE BAR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Alamo Industrial Switch Blade are manufactured with quality material by skilled workers. The Switch Blade is
designed for cutting grass and weeds up to 1/2” diameter such as in rights-of-way and roadsides. The Switch
Blade is equipped with safety warning decals, protective guards, shields, and other safety features to provide
operator and passerby protection, however, no shielding is 100% accurate. ALL safety equipment and safety
warning decals must be maintained on the unit in good operational condition at all times.
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 unit,
tractor or a thrown object. Do not operate the unit if bystanders, passersby, pets or livestock are within 300
feet of the unit.
This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate operators to the safe and
proper use of the Switch Blade. Pictures contained in this section are intended to be used as a visual aid to
assist in explaining the operation of a Switch Blade and are not specific to a Switch Blade. Some pictures may
show shields removed to enhance visual clarity. NEVER operate the unit without all safety equipment in place
and in good operational condition. The operator must be familiar with the unit and tractor operation and all
safety practices before beginning operation. Proper operation, as detailed in this manual, will help ensure
years of safe and satisfactory use of the Switch Blade.
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.OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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
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)
OPERATION
2.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.
OPERATION
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,
Tractor Horsepower:
-Minimum .................. 25 HP
Front End Weights............................ As needed to maintain 20% weight on front axle
Power Take Off................................. 540 RPM 6-spline or 1000 RPM 21-spline shaft
2.1 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)
2.2 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
2.3 Tractor Horsepower
The power required to operate a mower is determined by the tractor PTO horsepower. For most mowing
conditions, the Switch Blade mower requires a tractor with at least 25 HP for a 5 and 6 unit. Operating the
mower with a tractor that does not have adequate power may damage the tractor engine. Exceeding 25 HP
may cause mower damage by overpowering the unit in heavy cutting conditions.
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OPERATION
2.4 Tractor Hydraulics
The Switch Bar is controlled by two levers from the tractor cab. There are two cylinders on the unit one is the
“tilt “and “Lift” cylinders. The tilt is used in conjunction with the tilt control lever to control the Up, Lock, Down, or
float position. The lift cylinder is used in conjunction with the lift control lever to control the Up, Lock, or Down
position. The hydraulic motor is coupled to the tractors cutter drive to give power to the Switch Blade in
conjunction with hydraulic circuit to supply full system flow.
2.5 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
2.6 Power Take Off (PTO)
Depending on the unit, the mower is designed to operate at a PTO speed of 540 or 1000 RPM. 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 or a 1-3/4” 20 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-U- 0006
3.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
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OPERATION
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)
OPERATION
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)
OPERATION
3.1 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)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
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)
3.2 Dismounting the Tractor
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.
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
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OPERATION
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)
4.STARTING THE TRACTOR
• 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)
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)
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OPERATION
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:
OPERATION
5.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
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)
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
5.1 Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
5.2 Sickle Bar Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Before each Sickle Bar use, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the Sickle Bar is in a
good and safe working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced
immediately. To ensure the Sickle Bar is ready for operation, conduct the following. OPS-SB-0001
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
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
OPERATION
OPERATION
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.
• 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
FRAME ASSEMBLY
• Inspect condition of mounting frame weldment.
• Inspect condition of Carriage Arm frame.
• Ensure all bolts and screws are in position and
are properly torqued.
• Ensure all pins are in place and fastened with
screws.
• Ensure frame is properly mounted to tractor
and hardware is propely installed and
tightened. OPS-SB- 0002
FRAME
Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair work on the Implement.
Place the Mower Head on the ground or securely supported on blocks or stands, disengage
the PTO, and turn off the engine. Push and pull the control Levers or Joystick several times
to relieve pressure prior to starting any maintenance or repair work. (SBM-6)
Never Leave the mower unattended while the head is in the raised
position. The mower could fall causing serious injury to anyone who
might inadvertently be under the mower. (SBM-4)
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OPERATION
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in
motion or while tractor engine is running. (SG-20)
HYDRAULIC LINE INSPECTION
• Check for hydraulic leaks along hoses,
cylinders and fittings. IMPORTANT: DO NOT
use your hands to check for oil leaks. Use a
piece of heavy paper or cardboard to check for
hydraulic oil leaks.
• Inspect the condition of the valve weldment.
• Ensure fitting is properly connected
OPS-SB- 0004
Hydraulic Hoses
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)
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OPERATION
SICKLE BAR ASSEMBLY
• Inspect condition of Serrated Knifes.
• Inspect condition of Sickle Bar knife guards.
• Ensure all bolts and screws are in position and
are properly torqued.
• Ensure all knife clips are in place and fastened
with screws.
• Ensure Sickle Bar is properly mounted to frame
and tractor and hardware is propely installed
and tightened. OPS-SB- 0003
OPERATION
OPERATION
HYDRAULIC PUMP/OIL RESERVOIR
• Check oil reservoir level and oil condition. (Add
specific type oil if low)
• Change hydraulic oil filter and hydraulic oil
according to maintenance schedule.
• Ensure there are no oil leaks and fitting are
properly connected
• Inspect overall condition of hydraulic pump.
• Inspect pump drive shaft.
The oil reservoir has a filter condition gauge located
on the filter housing. The filter will show in the red
arc when the oil filter needs changing or when the
oil temperature is below 100 degrees F. The oil filter should be changed after every 500 hours of operation or
when the gauge shows in the red arc when the oil temperature is above 100 degrees F. When changing the
filter, also replace the breather filter element (P/N 02974319) located under the black cap. OPS-SB- 0005
Attention: Oil Filler Cap is also the Pressure Relief Cap.
Remove cap slowly to relieve pressure before removing cap completely. Stay clear to prevent being scalded with hot oil that may spray out of the tank that is still pressurized and may
cause serious injury to eyes, face, and exposed skin. (Ops-0001-MISC)
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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OPERATION
6.DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
(SG-4)
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)
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OPERATION
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 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.
OPERATION
6.1 Starting the Tractor
OPERATION
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
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
6.2 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.
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OPERATION
6.3 Driving the Tractor and Switch Blade
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 Leave the mower unattended while the head is in the raised
position. The mower could fall causing serious injury to anyone who
might inadvertently be under the mower. (SBM-4)
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OPERATION
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.
Perform turns with the tractor and implement 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 an attached
implement, the overall working width of the unit is
ncreased.
Allow additional clearance for the
implement when turning.
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.
Triumph mowers will cut neat, square corners. It is
seldom necessary to raise the cutterbar at corners.
Turn quickly when near the end of cut using brake
to pivot right-hand wheel of tractor when making
turns to the right. When turning corners to the left,
run tractor in low gear. The cutterbar swings around
faster when turning in this direction and increases
the possibility of striking an unnoticed obstacle.
When mowing a ditch, the tip of the cutting bar is in
the ditch. When you want to come out, be sure to
turn out of the ditch to allow the cutterbar to exit the
ditch.
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-SB0006
OPERATION
Always keep a careful lookout and use extreme care when working
around overhead obstructions. Never allow the Mower head or boom
within 10 feet of any power line. When working close to overhead
power lines consult your electric company for a safe code of operation.
(SBM-7)
OPERATION
7.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
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)
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)
Position Controls
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OPERATION
7.1 MOTOR CONTROL
The motor starts when the button on the control stand is pulled out and tractor engine is running. The motor
rotation can be reversed, to clear cutter bar, by moving the toggle switch, located above the motor switch, to
the center position, allow the cutter bar to stop and then move the toggle to the other position.
7.2 KNIFE SPEED
Operate the tractor engine at the RPM that will produce 540 PTO RPM. This will produce the proper knife
speed for the cutter bar.
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)
7.3 TRACTOR MOWING SPEED
The best mowing speeds are usually between 1-3 MPH. Conditions will vary with the material being cut and
the terrain, but select a speed producing the desired result and maintain that speed. If too much material falls
on the cutter bar, increase the ground speed slightly. If grass is being torn out, slow down by switching to a
slower gear to allow the knife time to cut clean. If the cutter bar breaks back frequently when cutting heavy
dead grass, brush, or vines, slow down to allow the knife time to cut cleanly.
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OPERATION
All operating positions of the mower are controlled
with two control valve levers. The 'lift' function control
permits selection of Up, Lock, or Down position and
the 'tilt' control may be placed in one of four positions;
Up, Lock, Down, or Float.
Moving the 'lift' lever up will raise the cutter bar.
Release the lever and it will automatically return to
the center position to lock the cutter bar into position.
Moving the "lift" lever down will lower cutter bar.
Lift the 'tilt' lever and the cutter bar tip will arc up
toward the operator. Push down on the tilt control
lever and the tip of the cutter bar will rotate down.
Release the lever and it will automatically return to
center position to lock the cutter bar into position. By
pushing the lever all the way down, it will lock into
float detent position. This allows the cutter bar to
follow the contour of the ground. The tilt function also
incorporates an additional feature. If the tilt is lifted to
its maximum position, the lift cylinder will engage and
fully raise the cutter bar to maximum up position.
When the tilt is lowered the bar will automatically
return to the same lift height it was. This allows the
operator to use one lever to raise the cutter bar to
avoid an obstruction such as a utility pole.
If it is necessary to hold the cutter bar in the air (in such conditions as mowing over water, stones, or other
debris) the operator should then set the height with the 'lift' control in the hold (center) position and the 'tilt'
control in the hold (center) position. The valve incorporates holding components to maintain position.
OPERATION
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)
OPERATION
7.4 CUTTER BAR BREAK-BACK
When the cutter bar strikes an obstruction while
traveling forward, it will break back against the rotor
actuator. The cutter bar will stay back until you
bump the control hand to return it to the cutting
position. NOTE: The Beak-Away System only
allows the cutter bar to break back. Do not back
the tractor or allow it to roll back with the rear
edge of the cutter bar against an obstruction.
Severe damage to the carriage or other
components may result.
IMPORTANT: Do not slide the cutter bar past the
obstruction. If necessary, back up, adjust the bar to
clear the obstacle and proceed with mowing.
If knife jams or stalls on a large branch or other
debris, it can often be cleared by moving the cutter bar toggle switch to the off position, waiting until the cutter
bar stops, then moving the toggle to the reverse position. This will sometimes clear the jam. If the jam is not
cleared, Idle the tractor, stop the tractor engine, and clear the jam by freeing the obstruction manually. Always
keep fingers, hands and other body parts clear of cutter bar knife. The knife can move suddenly, even with the
tractor engine shut down.
Do not back up with this implement. Backing could damage the machine or its components.
(S3PT-4)
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)
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OPERATION
7.5 Operating the Switch Blade
Never leave the mower unattended while the head is in the raised
position. The mower could fall causing serious injury to anyone who
might inadvertently be under the mower. (SSM-4)
Do not operate Mower if excessive vibration exists. In the case of extreme vibration, shut
down the Mower and the Tractor engine and wait until all motion has stopped. Inspect the
Mower to determine the source of the vibration.
If any Mower blades are missing or
damaged replace them immediately. Operating the Mower with excessive vibration can
result in component failure and broken objects could be thrown outward. To reduce the
possibility of property damage and personal injury, never allow the Mower to be operated
with excessive vibration. (SSM-3)
Maintain adequate tractor stability to prevent lateral instability and
possible tip-over which could result in serious bodily injury or even
death. Widen the wheel tread and add wheel weights where necessary.
Refer to the mounting instructions or call Customer Service if you need
assistance with Couterweight Procedure. (SSM-2)
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OPERATION
Only operate the unit from the tractor operator’s seat with the seatbelt securely fastened on a ROPS or cab
equipped tractor. The unit is designed for roadside mowing of grass and small weeds. 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 operating speed to prevent overloading the unit and tractor. Choose a
driving pattern that provides the maximum pass length and minimizes turning. Stay alert and watch for trees,
low hanging limbs, power lines, and other overhead obstacles and solid ground objects while you are
operating.
Avoid mowing in the reverse direction. If the mower must be backed to access an area to cut, make sure
there are no persons or other foreign debris behind the tractor and unit before mowing in reverse. When
mowing in reverse, operate the tractor and unit at a reduced ground speed to ensure control of the tractor and
unit is maintained.
Operators should be aware that sickle bar mowers are precision cutting machines. They are designed to cut
like a pair of fine shears but are subjected to the roadside punishment of a bulldozer!
If the mower is not cutting properly, the operator must be prepared to make on-the-job adjustments to assure
good cutting and avoid costly repairs. Keep a grease gun, oil can, heavy hammer, screw driver, and proper
size wrenches on the tractor at all times. Since most of the day-to-day problems originate in the cutterbar,
operators should keep the cutterbar in adjustment and make sure that the knife is sharp. Refer to the service
instructions for specific adjustments and information.
To save time, it is recommended that spare knives and rockguards be carried on the tractor for replacement
on the job.
Follow the daily lubrication procedures given in the service instructions. Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight.
A carefully adjusted and maintained mower will make the job easier and reward you with outstanding
performance, long life, and reduced maintenance.OPS-SB- 0007
OPERATION
7.6 Shutting Down the Switch Blade
OPERATION
To shut down implement, first bring the tractor to a
complete stop. Decrease engine RPM to idle then
disengage implement. The implement will come to
a complete stop within a suitable amount of time.
Do not engage or disengage the implement at a
high RPM unless there is an emergency situation.
Park the tractor on a level surface, place the
transmission in park or neutral and apply the
parking brake, shut down the engine, remove the
key, and wait for all motion to come to a complete
stop before exiting the tractor. OPS-SB- 0008
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)
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OPERATION
8.TRACTOR AND SWITCH BLADE STORAGE
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)
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)
9.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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OPERATION
Properly preparing and storing the unit at the end of the season is critical to maintane its appearance and to
help ensure years of dependable service. The following are suggested storage procedures:
• Thoroughly clean all debris from unit to prevent
damage from rotting grass and standing water.
• Lubricate all grease points and fill oil levels
according to the maintenance lubrication
schedule.
• Tighten all bolts to the proper torque. Ensure all
pins and other hardware are in place.
• Check the unit for worn and damaged parts.
Perform repairs and make replacements so that
the unit will be ready for use at the start of the
next season.
• Store the unit in a clean and dry location.
• Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary
on bare metal surfaces to prevent rust and to
maintain the appearance of the unit.
OPS-SB- 0009
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)
OPERATION
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)
The control valve incorporates load holding
Red Stop Button
components which will keep the bar locked in
position. Under normal transport situations, this
system will keep the bar in position. However, for
added security when transporting over a long
distance use the transport safety pins and hair pins
provided with the mower. Install as follows:
1.
Shut off the mower motor. (Push in red
knob) See Page 11 Fig. 4.
2.
Raise the cutterbar to the vertical position by
fully raising the lift and then the tilt.
3.
Shut off the tractor engine.
4.
Insert the short carriage transport pin thru
the subframe clevis and behind the carriage
lug. Insert the hair pin.The boom is now in
the transport position. To remove the boom from the Boom Rest, pull the Lift back and raise the boom
about 6 inches. Then Swing the boom around to the desired position. OPS-SB- 0010
Before transporting the tractor on a public roadway
or boarding a trailer for transport, the tractor brake
pedals should be locked together. Locking the
pedals ensures that both wheels brake
simultaneously while stopping, especially when
making an emergency stop.
Use extreme caution and avoid hard applications of
the tractor brakes when towing heavy loads at road
speeds. Never tow the implement at speeds
greater than 20 MPH (25 kph). OPS-U- 0018
9.1 Transporting on Public Roadways
Extreme caution should be used when transporting the tractor and mower 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. OPS-B- 0014
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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)
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)
Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights,
headlights, and brake/taillights 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 where only equipped with
operating lights. Consult an authorized tractor
dealer for lighting kits and modifications available
to upgrade the lighting on older tractor models.
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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
OPERATION
OPERATION
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 mower on
public roads. Especially in busy cities be careful
that there are no bystanders, poles, large
obstructions or any vehicles that may be in path of
the mower. Use caution and reduce speed if other
vehicles or pedestrians are in the area. OPS-SB0012
When transporting Boom Mower on a truck or trailer, the height or width
may exceed legal limits when the boom is in the transport position.
Contact with side or overhead structures or power lines can cause
property damage or serious injury or death. If necessary lower boom to
reduce height and/or remove mowing head to reduce width to the legal
limits. (SBM-8)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
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)
Reduce speed before turning or applying the brakes.
Ensure that both brake pedals are locked together
when operating on public roads. OPS-U- 0023
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OPERATION
9.2 Hauling the Tractor and Implement
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
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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OPERATION
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
MAINTENANCE SECTION
Maintenance Section 4-1
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MAINTENANCE
LUBRICATION INFORMATION
For continued good cutting and trouble-free operation, it is important to follow these instructions accurately.
Shut off the tractor engine and remove key before lubricating the mower.
MAINTENANCE
Greasing: Wipe dirt from grease fittings and grease gun nozzle before greasing. Replace missing or damaged
grease fittings immediately. Use a good grade of lithium based #2 grease where grease fittings are provided.
Do not over-lubricate. Stop as soon as clean grease emerges from the joint, unless noted other wise below.
This safety alert symbol is used to point out areas requiring precautions for your safety. Failure to
observe these warnings could result in injury to you. DO NOT attempt to make adjustments with
the mower or tractor running!
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MAINTENANCE
INITIAL HYDRAULIC SYSTEM CLEANING
After the first 100 hours of operation, or if the filter condition gauge shows in the red area when the oil is above
100°F drain, clean and replace the filter. Replace the oil after 250 hrs of operation. The oil and filter should be
changed in the following manner:
On a flat clean area, lower the mower to the floor, turn off the tractor, set the park brake and remove
key.
2.
Remove the magnetic drain plug from the bottom of the reservoir and drain the oil into a catch container. Discard the used oil according to the regulations in your area. Clean off any particles attached to
the magnetic drain plug. Reinstall the plug using a paste-type pipe thread sealant suitable for hydraulic
use.
3.
Remove the suction hose and suction fittings from the tank. Remove the suction screen. (Refer to the
Tank Assembly in the parts section). Wash the suction screen in clean solvent and allow to dry thoroughly. Reinstall the suction screen, suction fittings and suction hose using a paste-type pipe thread
sealant suitable for hydraulic use.
4.
Unscrew the cap from the top of the filter housing. Remove the filter element from the bowl and replace
with the new filter element provided with the new unit (P/N 02974310).
5.
Fill the reservoir with a good grade of clean universal tractor hydraulic oil (P/N 02966307-5 Gal. Container). Always add oil using a system that filters the oil prior to being added to the tank. Never assume
that any oil, even new oil in a new container, is contaminant free. To rapidly fill the tank, remove the filter cartridge from the bowl. Fill the tank until the oil is at the top of the sight gauge. Reinstall the element and screw cap.
6.
Start the tractor and check for leaks.
RESERVOIR OIL & FILTER MAINTENANCE:
Dirty oil can destroy the hydraulic system. Dirt scores valve spools and cylinder plungers and gouges metal
from pump and motor thrust plates, gears, and housings. If mower performance is lagging or system is
running hotter, the cause could be oil contamination. The oil reservoir has a filter condition gauge located on
the filter housing. The filter will show in the red arc when the oil filter needs changing or when the oil
temperature is below 100 degrees F. The oil filter should be changed after every 400 hours or every 12 months
of operation or when the gauge shows in the red arc when the oil temperature is above 100 degrees F. When
changing the filter, also replace the breather filter element (P/N 02974319) located under the black cap. Refer
to Filter Assembly in the parts section. Change the oil every 500 hours or 12 months as described in the above
procedure. Use Chevron 1000 THF or an equivalent oil.
NOTE: Your ambient temperature and operating conditions may require a different viscosity oil. Please contact
the oil manufacturer for proper specifications.
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MAINTENANCE
1.
MAINTENANCE
CUTTERBAR ADJUSTMENTS
MAINTENANCE
Lead: The lead angle of the cutter bar is preset at the factory at 3/16" per foot. The lead may be changed, if
desired. To reduce the lead, move the washers from the outside of the cutter bar support plate in between the
rubber strike pad and plate. See Image MntP-0002
Pitch: The pitch of the cutter bar can be infinitely adjusted ± 15° by loosening the three carriage plate
attachment bolts and moving the two bottom bolts in the curved slots.
CUTTERBAR ALIGNMENT
All cutting is done by the knife section passing over the ledger plate in the guard. It is vital that these sections
are parallel with ledger plates and in contact with them. See Image MntP-0003
The knife should move smoothly in the cutter bar guides and every knife section should rest on the ledger plate
to make a shear cut. This means the guards, ledger plates, wear plates, clip and knife head caps must be in
good condition and correctly set. If these parts become loose or worn, the knife will flop around in the cutter
bar, chewing and tearing instead of cutting.
GUARD ADJUSTMENT
1.
To align the guards, the only method provided to accomplish this very important adjustment is to bend
the guards into alignment with a hammer. No easier method has been found to adjust heavy duty
guards which will stand up in rocky conditions.
NOTE: Guards are cast from alloy steel. If they are worked too much, they will work harden and cannot be
bent. In this case remove the guard from the bar and remove the ledger plate. Heat the guard to a cherry red
and cool. This process will anneal the guard enough that it can be bent.
2.
Raise the bar to about 45 degrees. Make sure the knife is at the full retracted position of the stroke so
the flywheel doesn't suddenly turn and catch your fingers in the knife. Shut off the engine and set
parking brake.
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MAINTENANCE
Sight down the bar and look for a knife section in close contact with a guard ledger. If the section to the
right and left are both 1/8" if the ledger, DO NOT bend the two side ones up until they contact the knife.
This is WRONG! The high guard should be knocked down until all three contact. The higher up a guard
gets bent, the more the knife section will tend to contact only the tip.
4.
Bolt the guards tight and strike them at the thick part, just in front of the ledger plates. Do not pound
down the guards lips as the knife might bind. Retighten the bolts as each guard is aligned. Disregard
the position of the guard points. It is the ledger plate which must be kept in line. Blunt points should be
filed sharp.
5.
Start from the inner shoe, adjust each guard so that the knife section and ledger are parallel and
reasonably close to each other. Find the high guard and knock them down. Usually, the only time it is
necessary to knock a guard up is when new guards are first installed on the bar.
6.
Make certain that the first knife section is contacting the inner shoe ledger plate. If it doesn't contact,
check the first or second guard which may be holding the knife up or the inner shoe ledger plate may
be worn out.
7.
Finally, align the industrial outer shoe in the same way as guards.
WEAR PLATE
The wear plates must line up with each other to give the knife back straight bearing along its entire length.
Wear plates should project approximately 1/16" in front of the leading edge of the cutter bar after adjustment.
Triumph wear plates are hardened on both edges. After the first edge has worn back, simply turn over the plate
to obtain a new wearing surface.
CLIPS
After all guards are adjusted, it is necessary to see that the knife clips are bent down to within 1/64" of the
section. The easiest way to check this is to hold the knife down on the ledger plate and use a feeler gauge or
the cover of a matchbook to measure the clearance. Do not attempt to hold the knife tightly against the ledger
plate with the clips. Knock the clips down with a hammer. A light blow is all that is required. If the clips drag on
the knife, pry them up. Drag will bind the knife and wear out the clip very rapidly. See Image MntP-0004
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MAINTENANCE
3.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
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MAINTENANCE
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
PUMP & MOTOR
The pump and motor is the heart of the hydraulic circuit and is vital to the performance of all Triumph mowers.
Worn pumps and motors should be replaced or repaired. It is recommended that most customers replace
when this occurs however, spare parts and seal repair kits are available for field repair if desired. ALWAYS
DRAIN, CLEAN AND REFILL THE TANK WITH CLEAN OIL when pump repairs are made.
VALVES
The major cause of valve malfunction is dirty oil or foreign material causing the valve spools to be scored or
seals to fail. If repairs are required remove the valve from the system and thoroughly clean all parts before
reassembly. Replacement parts and service kits are available. The valve body and spools are match fitted
and are not interchangeable or adjustable. Check the valve lever linkage for free movement to allow the
detents to locate without binding.
KNIFE REPAIR
ALWAYS USE A SHARP KNIFE. A dull knife cuts poorly, may plug, and doesn't do a clean job. Keep the knife
straight with the sections firmly riveted to the knife back. When sharpening the knife, be careful to restore the
original shear angle and bevel of 23 degrees. Properly and improperly ground knife sections are shown in the
Fig. MntP-0005. A knife section that has been ground several times may have the proper angle and bevel and
still be unserviceable because the hard cutting edge has been ground away and the section is too short to cut
everything encountered.
KNIFE
Replace worn or broken knife sections. Triumph knife sections are heavy duty sections made of special steel
and will stay sharp for many more hours than conventional sections.
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MAINTENANCE
NOTICE: To avoid possible damage to a new or rebuilt pump, run the tractor engine at very low RPM for about
5 minutes with all control levers in neutral position prior to placing in service.
MAINTENANCE
LEDGER PLATES
MAINTENANCE
Triumph rock guards use bolt-on ledger plates. It is not necessary to remove the guards from the cutter bar.
Follow this simple procedure to remove the ledgers. (Remove the knife from the mower first.)
1.
Raise the cutter bar off the ground and block up.
2.
Using a punch, drive the bolt from the head end thru the guard. The head will shear off. It is not necessary to remove the nut.
3.
Scrape all dirt from the mating face of the guard.
4.
Snap in the new ledger and tighten the new bolt and nut. Make sure the ledger is down TIGHT in contact on its bottom face.
5.
Stake over or flatten the bolt on the nut side to make sure it does not become loose.
6.
Check and tighten the guard-cutter bar attaching bolt.
Inner and outer shoe ledger plates are attached with rivets. These ledgers can also be replaced without
removing the shoe.
1.
Shear off the old rivets by a sharp blow with a hammer at the edge of the plate.
2.
Scrape dirt off the shoe mating face.
3.
Install new ledger plate and rivets. Make sure they are TIGHT.
ATTENTION: Loose ledger plates can cause poor cutting and destroy otherwise usable knives, guards, and
shoes. KEEP LEDGERS TIGHT.
Cylinder Rod Maintenance
It is important to visually inspect the hydraulic cylinder rods daily before use. It is highly recommended that
while the machine is stored or getting very little use that a protectant is applied to the hydraulic cylinder rods to
prevent degradation. If the machine receives more frequent use, be sure to fully cycle each cylinder function so
that the cylinder rod is coated by the systems hydraulic fluid. Depending on your operating environment it may
be necessary, under normal operating conditions, to apply a protective lubricant to the cylinder rods for
protection against rust and pitting. Hydraulic fluid may provide a suitable amount of protection, but remember
any protectant can attract dust and debris so attention must be given to the cylinder rods daily. Also remember
that any other protectant must be compatible with hydraulic fluid. Alamo Industrial is not responsible for rust or
pitting of the cylinder rod due to weather exposure or impacts from normal operation or mounting. If hydraulic
cylinders and or the cylinder rods are damaged as a result of the rods rusting or pitting, the hydraulic cylinders
and rods will not be covered under warranty by Alamo Industrial.
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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 Seat belts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
3. Ensure that each employee uses such Seat belt while the tractor is moving; and
4. Ensure that each employee tightens the Seat belt 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 seat belt 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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