Alamo 88 Lawn Mower User Manual

HYDRO 88 & 96
FLAIL MOWER
Published 03/09
Part No. 803342C
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 Alamo Industrial 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.
Table Of Contents
SAFETY SECTION .........................................................................................1-1
General Safety Instructions and Practices ......................................................................................................... 1-2
Operator Safety Instructions and Practices ....................................................................................................... 1-3
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................................................... 1-5
Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................... 1-10
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices ............................................................................................... 1-11
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices ........................................................................... 1-12
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................................................................. 1-14
Decal Location ................................................................................................................................................. 1-14
Decal Description ............................................................................................................................................. 1-16
Federal Laws and Regulations ........................................................................................................................ 1-21
INTRODUCTION SECTION ............................................................................2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION ....................................................................................3-1
GENERAL .......................................................................................................................................................... 3-2
DEALER SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................................. 3-2
HOSE ATTACHMENT ....................................................................................................................................... 3-2
PUMP & SPEED INCREASER ATTACHMENT ................................................................................................ 3-3
OPERATION SECTION ..................................................................................4-1
Standard Equipment and Specifications ............................................................................................................ 4-3
OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................................................... 4-4
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................................ 4-5
ROPS and Seat Belt .......................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor Safety Devices ....................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor Horsepower ........................................................................................................................................... 4-5
3-Point Hitch ...................................................................................................................................................... 4-6
Front End Weight ............................................................................................................................................... 4-6
Power Take Off (PTO) ....................................................................................................................................... 4-6
GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR ......................................................................................................... 4-7
Boarding the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-7
Dismounting the Tractor ..................................................................................................................................... 4-8
STARTING THE TRACTOR .............................................................................................................................. 4-8
CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR ........................................................................................... 4-9
Connecting the Mower A-Frame to the Tractor .................................................................................................. 4-9
SETTING THE MOWER .................................................................................................................................. 4-10
Roller Height Adjustment ................................................................................................................................. 4-11
Leveling Deck .................................................................................................................................................. 4-11
PUMP & SPEED INCREASER ATTACHMENT .............................................................................................. 4-12
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE ........................................................................................... 4-12
Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................ 4-13
Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................ 4-14
DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................................. 4-18
Starting the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-19
Brake and Differential Lock Setting .................................................................................................................. 4-19
Raising the Mower ........................................................................................................................................... 4-20
Driving the Tractor and Mower ......................................................................................................................... 4-20
Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines ............................................................................................................... 4-21
OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ........................................................................................... 4-22
Foreign Debris Hazards ................................................................................................................................... 4-23
Bystanders/Passersby Precautions ................................................................................................................. 4-23
Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO) ............................................................................................................... 4-24
PTO RPM and Ground Speed ......................................................................................................................... 4-25
Operating the Mower ....................................................................................................................................... 4-25
Shutting Down the Implement .......................................................................................................................... 4-27
DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR ............................................................................. 4-28
MOWER STORAGE ........................................................................................................................................ 4-29
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................... 4-30
Transporting on Public Roadways ................................................................................................................... 4-31
Hauling the Tractor and Implement .................................................................................................................. 4-33
MAINTENANCE SECTION .............................................................................5-1
Daily Checks ...................................................................................................................................................... 5-2
Slip Clutch .......................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
General .............................................................................................................................................................. 5-4
Replacing Cutter Unit Drive Belt - Figure Mnt-FL-0020 ..................................................................................... 5-5
Adjusting Cutting Height .................................................................................................................................... 5-5
Roller Bearing Replacement .............................................................................................................................. 5-6
Cuttershaft Bearing Replacement ...................................................................................................................... 5-7
Cuttershaft Replacement ................................................................................................................................... 5-9
General Information on Flail Mower Vibration .................................................................................................. 5-10
Proper Torque For Fasteners .......................................................................................................................... 5-11
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
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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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Operator Safety Instructions and Practices
The rotating parts of this machine continue to rotate even after the PTO has been turned off.
The operator should remain in his seat for 60 seconds after the brake has been set, the
PTO disengaged, the tractor turned off, and all evidence of rotation has ceased. (S3PT-10)
“Wait a minute...Save a life!”
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
in serious injury or even death.
Stay away until all motion has
stopped and the decks are securely blocked up. (SFL-2)
Never operate the Tractor or Implement until you have read and
completely understand this Manual, the Tractor Operator’s Manual, and
each of the Safety Messages found in the Manual or on the Tractor and
Implement. Learn how to stop the tractor engine suddenly in an
emergency.
Never allow inexperienced or untrained personnel to
operate the Tractor and Implement without supervision. Make sure the
operator has fully read and understood the manuals prior to operation.
(SG-4)
The operator and all support personnel should wear hard hats, safety
shoes, safety glasses, and proper hearing protection at all times for
protection from injury including injury from items that may be thrown by
the equipment. (SG-16)
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE
PERMANENT HEARING LOSS! Tractors with or without an Implement
attached can often be noisy enough to cause permanent hearing loss.
We recommend that you always wear hearing protection if the noise in
the Operator’s position exceeds 80db. Noise over 85db over an
extended period of time will cause severe hearing loss. Noise over 90db
adjacent to the Operator over an extended period of time will cause
permanent or total hearing loss. NOTE: Hearing loss from loud noise
[from tractors, chain saws, radios, and other such sources close to the
ear] is cumulative over a lifetime without hope of natural recovery. (SG-I7)
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SAFETY
Never crawl under a raised Implement supported solely by the Tractor 3-Point hitch.
Release of the control lever or mechanical failure will result in the Implement falling and
possible injury or death. Always securely block up the Implement before crawling
underneath to perform repairs and service. (S3PT-19)
SAFETY
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturer’s
instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other
chemical agent. (SG-22)
SAFETY
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death. (SG-24)
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off
the Equipment and be injured or killed. Children can cause the Implement to shift or fall
crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement.
Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely.
Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication
must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the
medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely.
NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their
alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the
operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
Prolonged operation may cause operator boredom and fatigue affecting safe operation.
Take scheduled work breaks to help prevent these potentially impaired operating
conditions. Never operate the Implement and Tractor in a fatigued or bored mental state
which impairs proper and safe operation. (SG-32)
Use extreme caution when getting onto the Implement to perform repairs, maintenance and
when removing accumulated material. Only stand on solid flat surfaces to ensure good
footing. Use a ladder or raised stand to access high spots which cannot be reached from
ground level. Slipping and falling can cause serious injury or death. (SG-33)
Avoid contact with hot surfaces including hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and
hose connections. Relieve hydraulic pressure before performing maintenance or repairs.
Use gloves and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface
or fluid can cause serious injury from burns or scalding. (SG-34)
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SAFETY
DO NOT operate this Implement on a Tractor that is not properly maintained. Should a
mechanical or Tractor control failure occur while operating, immediately shut down the
Tractor and perform repairs before resuming operation. Serious injury and possible death
could occur from not maintaining this Implement and Tractor in good operating condition.
(SG-36)
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices
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)
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)
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this Mower.
REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in grass and in heavy weeds. The Blades of
this Mower can throw objects if shields are not properly installed and maintained. Serious
injury or even death may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the operator, bystanders, or
passersby in the area. Do not operate this machine with anyone in the immediate area. Stop mowing if
anyone is within 100 yards of mower. (SFL-1)
Do not operate Mower if excessive vibration exists.
Shut down PTO and the Tractor
engine. Inspect the Mower to determine the source of the vibration. If Mower blades are
missing or damaged replace them immediately.
Do not operate the mower until the
blades have been replaced and the Mower operates smoothly. Operating the Mower with
excessive vibration can result in component failure and broken objects to be thrown
outward at very high velocities. To reduce the possibility of property damage, serious injury,
or even death, never allow the Mower to be operated with blades missing. (SFL-4)
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SAFETY
Never leave the Tractor and Implement unattended while the Implement is in the lifted
position. Accidental operation of lifting lever or a hydraulic failure may cause sudden drop
of unit with injury or death by crushing. To properly park the implement when disconnecting
it from the tractor, lower the stand and put the retaining pin securely in place, or put a secure
support under the A-Frame. Lower the implement carefully to the ground. Do not put hands
or feet under lifted components. (S3PT-1)
SAFETY
Flail Mowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwingobjects
for great distances (100 yards or more) and causing seriousinjury or
death. Follow safety messages carefully.
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Bands are installed and in good,
workablecondition;
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-Mower sections
or Wings are running close to and parallel to the ground
withoutexposed Blades;
-Passerby are outside the existing thrown-object zone;-All areas have been thoroughly
inspected and all foreign material such as rocks, cans, glass, and general debris has
been removed.
NOTE: Where there are grass and weeds high enough to hide debris that could
bestruck by the blades, the area should be: inspected and large debris removed, mowed
atan intermediate height, inspected, closely with any remaining debris being removed,
andmowed again at desired final height. (This will also reduce power required to
mow,reduce wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut material better,
eliminatestreaking, and make the final cut more uniform.) (SFL-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)
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always engage the brake and/or set
the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the
engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the
tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor
from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine
is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only. (SG-9)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and
responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they
have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in
proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large
enough to reach and operate the controls easily. (SG-11)
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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 run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO speeds can cause
Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in serious injury or death. (SG-26)
Operate the Tractor and/or Implement controls only while properly seated in the Tractor seat
with the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent movement of the Tractor or
Implement may cause serious injury or death. (SG-29)
In case of mechanical difficulty during operation, place the transmission in the park
position, set the parking brake, shut down all power, including the PTO and the engine and
remove the key. Wait until all rotating motion has stopped before dismounting. (SG-39)
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SAFETY
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil
and fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do
not check for leaks with your hand! High-pressure oil streams from
breaks in the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage
including gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE
OFF and remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves,
safety glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If
you suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer.
If oil does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a
physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure. (SG-15)
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SAFETY
Do Not operate this equipment in areas where insects such as bees may attack you and/or
cause you to lose control of the equipment. If you must enter in such areas, use a tractor
with an enclosed Cab and close the windows to prevent insects from entering. If a tractor
cab is not available, wear suitable clothing including head, face, and hand protection to
shield you from the insects. Attacking insects can cause you to lose control of the tractor,
which can result in serious injury or death to you or bystanders. Never dismount a moving
tractor. (SG-40)
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)
The rotating parts of this machine have been designed and tested for rugged use.
However, the blades could fail upon impact with heavy, solid objects such as metal guard
rails and concrete structures. Such impact could cause the broken objects to be thrown
outward at very high velocities. To reduce the possibility of property damage, serious
injury, or even death, never allow the cutting blades to contact such obstacles. (SGM-4)
Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects such
as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
mowing. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent
machine damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that
cannot be removed must be clearly marked and carefully avoided by the
operator. Stop mowing immediately if blades strike a foreign object.
Repair all damage and make certain rotor or blade carrier is balanced
before resuming mowing. (SGM-05)
Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become entangled in the
operating parts of the mower head. These items could then swing outside the housing at
greater velocities than the blades. Such a situation is extremely hazardous and could result
in serious injury or even death. Inspect the cutting area for such objects before mowing.
Remove any like object from the site. Never allow the cutting blades to contact such items.
(SGM-06)
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower. The
correct mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass type, density, and height of
cut. Normal ground speed range is from 2 to 5 mph(3-8 kph). Use slow mowing speeds
when operating on or near steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power
lines, or when debris and foreign objects are to be avoided. (SGM-07)
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Avoid mowing in reverse direction when possible. Check to make sure there are no
persons behind the mower and use extreme care when mowing in reverse. Mow only at a
slow ground speed where you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower.
Never mow an area that you have not inspected and removed debris or foreign material.
(SGM-08)
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows
closed. (SGM-11)
-Equip the Tractor with a fire extinguisher in an accesible location.
-Do Not operate the Mower on a Tractor with an underframe exhaust.
-Do Not smoke or have an open flame near the Mower and Tractor.
-Do Not drive into burning debris or freshly burnt areas.
-Ensure slip clutches are properly adjusted to prevent excessive slippage and plate heating.
-Never allow clippings or debris to collect near drivelines, slip clutches, and gearboxes.
Periodically shut down the Tractor and Mower and clean clippings and collected debris from
the mower deck. (SGM-12)
The Mower is designed for certain mowing applications and is rated to cut up to a specific
size vegetation (see Mower Standard Equipment and Specifications). DO NOT use this
mower to cut vegetation above the Mower’s rated capacity or to cut any type of nonvegetative material. Only operate this Mower on a properly sized and equipped Tractor.
Operating this Mower in an application for which it is not designed and/or operating the
Mower with the wrong size Tractor can cause Mower component damage and equipment
failure resulting in possible serious injury or death. (SGM-14)
Do not turn so sharp or lift mower so high to produce a severe "knocking" of the Driveline
which will cause accelerated wear and breakage of drive train components and could result
in possible injury from the separated Driveline sections. (SRM-04)
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for any
reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the Mower deck
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard
and could cause serious injury or even death from objects thrown from
the Blades. (SRM-07)
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SAFETY
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of equipment and grass fires
while operating, servicing, and repairing the Mower and Tractor:
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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)
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Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and
Practices
DO NOT use a PTO adapter to attach a non-matching Implement driveline to a Tractor
PTO. Use of an adapter can double the operating speed of the Implement resulting in
excessive vibration, thrown objects, and blade and implement failure. Adapter use will also
change the working length of the driveline exposing unshielded driveline areas. Serious
bodily injury and/or equipment failure can result from using a PTO adapter. Consult an
authorized dealer for assistance if the Implement driveline does not match the Tractor PTO.
(S3PT-14)
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Implement input driveline is directly connected
to the Tractor transmission. Tractor braking distances can be substantially increased by
the momentum of the rotating Mower blades driving the Tractor transmission even though
the Tractor clutch has been disengaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor
PTO and the Mower driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation. (S3PT-16)
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. Push and pull the driveline back and forth
several times to ensure it is securely attached. A driveline not attached correctly to the
Tractor PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the
Implement. (S3PT-17)
Before operating the Implement, check to make sure the Implement input driveline will not
bottom out or become disengaged. Bottoming out occurs when the inner shaft penetrates
the outer housing until the assembly becomes solid-it can shorten no more. Bottoming out
can cause serious damage to the Tractor PTO by pushing the PTO into the Tractor and
through the support bearings or downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off. A broken
driveline can cause personal injury. (S3PT-18)
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Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement with the Tractor. Turn curves or go
up hills only at a low speed and using a gradual steering angle. Rear mounted implements
move the center of gravity to the rear and remove weight from the front wheels. Make
certain, by adding front ballast, that at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels
to prevent rearing up, loss of steering control or Tractor tip-over. Slow down on rough or
uneven surfaces to prevent loss of steering control which could result in property damage
or possible injury. Do not transport unless 3-Point lift lever is fully raised and in the latched
transport position. Dropping implement in transport can cause serious damage to the
tractor and/or Implement and possibly cause the operator or others to be injured or killed.
Allow sufficient clearance for the Implement to swing outward while turning. Implements
carried behind the Tractor will swing outside the tire path when making turns. Contacting a
solid object while turning will cause equipment damage and possible injury. (S3PT-20)
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)
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement using the tractor. Turn curves or
go up or down hills only at a low speed and at a gradual steering angle. Make certain that
at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels to maintain safe steerage. Slow
down on rough or uneven surfaces. (STI-01)
When the Wings are folded for transport, the center of gravity is raised and the possibility of
overturn is increased. Drive slowly and use extreme caution when turning on hillsides.
Overturning the Implement could cause the Implement to overturn the Tractor and vice
versa resulting in serious injury or even death. Never fold wings on a hillside...the
Implement may overturn. (STI-02)
Only tow the Implement behind a properly sized and equipped Tractor
which exceeds the weight of the Implement by at least 20%. DO NOT
tow the Implement behind a truck or other type of vehicle. Never tow the
Implement and another Implement connected in tandem. Never tow the
Implement at speeds over 20 MPH. (STI-06)
Secure the Implement for transport before traveling on public roads. For pull-type
Implements, secure the center axle using cylinder stops or transport pin and properly attach
a safety chain between the Implement and Tractor. Secure wings in upright position on
folding Implements using wing transport locks. (STI-7)
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SAFETY
(S3PT-02)
SAFETY
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices
Make sure the PTO shield, integral driveline shields, and input shields
are is installed when using PTO-driven equipment. Always replace any
shield if it is damaged or missing. (S3PT-8)
SAFETY
Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair work
on the Implement. Place the Implement on the ground or securely
blocked up, disengage the PTO, and turn off the tractor engine. Push
and pull the Remote Cylinder lever in and out several times prior to
starting any maintenance or repair work. (S3PT-09)
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause
immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not limited
to) - the Deflectors, 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. (SFL-5)
Always maintain the safety signs in good readable condition. If the safety signs are missing,
damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement safety signs immediately. (SG-5)
Do not modify or alter this Implement. Do not permit anyone to modify or alter this
Implement, any of its components or any Implement function. (SG-8)
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in
motion or while tractor engine is running. (SG-20)
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SAFETY
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)
Use caution and wear protective gloves when handling sharp objects such as blades,
knives, and other cutting edges. Be alert to worn component surfaces which have sharp
edges. Sharp surfaces can inflict severe laceration injuries if proper hand protection is not
worn. (SG-37)
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)
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)
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
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause
immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
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SAFETY
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)
SAFETY
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices
In addition to the design and configuration of this Implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment,
hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer
also to Safety Messages and operation instruction in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor and
Equipment Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor and Equipment. (SG-18)
SAFETY
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
PART NO.
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DESCRIPTION
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002369
00725739
00756059
02967668
00758194
02971123
03200347
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000678
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RFLECTOR
INSTRUCT
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LOGO
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REFLECT
REFLECT
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Multi-Hazard
Use/Repair Shields & Guards
Oil Penetration/Leak Detection
Cutting Blades/Thrown Objects
Pinch Point (V-Belt/Pulley)
Pressurized Tank
SMV Reflector
Flail Operation
Grease Fitting Inside
Cutting Height Adjustment
Lubrication Chart
Use Universal Hydraulic Oil
Notice to Owners
Alamo Group by Mott (7.26 x 7.5)
Alamo Group (4 x 5)
Alamo Group by Mott (4-1/2x16-1/2)
Alamo by Mott
Red Reflector
Yellow Reflector
Canister, Operator’s Manual
Operator’s Manual
Bolt
Flatwasher
Locknut
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SAFETY
ITEM
SAFETY
Decal Description
SAFETY
Danger! Mult-Hazard Warning. Failing to follow
these Safety Messages and Operating Instructions
can cause serious bodily injury or even death to
operator and others in the area.
P/N 002369
WARNING! Failure to use and maintain shields
and deflectors in good condition may lead to injury
or death from entanglement with rotating parts.
being hit by objects thrown with great force by
blades, or by blade contact.
P/N 00725739
WARNING! Never use your hand to check for oil
leaks. Always use paper or cardboard.
P/N 00756059
DANGER! - Keep Away - Thrown Objects. Inspect
area before mowing. Do not let rotating blades
contact solid objects. Operate only if all Guards Deflectors are in place. Do not operate with Mower
or Wing raised off the ground. Stop mowing if
Passerby enter the area. Stay away from rotating
blades. Keep hands and feet away from rotating
blades. Do not approach mower until all movement
has stopped.
P/N 02967668
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SAFETY
WARNING! Do not operate with Belt Shield
removed. Finger(s) may be pinched off if get caught
between V-Belt and Pulley.
ADVERTENCIA! Tanque Sobrepresion. Slowly
open cap to relieve pressure before completely
removing cap. Stay clear to prevent being scalded
with hot oil which may cause serious injury to eyes,
face and exposed skin.
P/N 02971123
Slow Moving Vehicle Decal. Keep SMV reflector
clean and visible. DO NOT transport or operate
without the SMV.
P/N 03200347
Instructions to properly lubricate and check mower
for potential problems prior to operation.
P/N 000108
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SAFETY
P/N 00758194
SAFETY
Information that Grease Fitting is present and must
apply grease.
SAFETY
P/N 000678
Cutting Height Adjustment Chart
P/N 002023
8 Hour Lubrication Chart
P/N 002457
INFORMATION - Attention - Service Hydraulic
System with Universal Tractor Hydraulic Oil. Alamo
Group part Number 02966307.
02966305
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SAFETY
IMPORTANT - Use ALAMO Genuine Flail Parts.
SAFETY
P/N 03200432
ALAMO NAME LOGO.
P/N 001650
NAME LOGO - Alamo Industrial
P/N 02960766
ALAMO INDUSTRIAL LOGO
P/N 001651
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SAFETY
Red Reflector. Keep reflectors clean and visible.
SAFETY
P/N 1458392
Amber Reflector. Keep reflectors clean and visible.
P/N 1458393
Read Operator’s Manual! The operator’s manual is
located inside this canister. If the manual is
missing order one from your dealer.
P/N 00776031
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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:
DUTIES
Sec. 5 (a) Each employer(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from
recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees;
(2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.
(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations and
orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.
OSHA Regulations
OSHA regulations state in part: “At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, the employer
shall instruct every employee in the safe operation and servicing of all equipment with which the employee is,
or will be involved.”
Employer Responsibilities:
To ensure employee safety during Tractor and Implement operation, it is the employer’s responsibility to:
1.
Train the employee in the proper and safe operation of the Tractor and Implement.
2.
Require that the employee read and fully understand the Tractor and Implement Operator’s manual.
3.
Permit only qualified and properly trained employees to operate the Tractor and Implement.
4.
Maintain the Tractor and Implement in a safe operational condition and maintain all shields and guards on the
equipment.
5.
Ensure the Tractor is equipped with a functional ROPS and seat belt and require that the employee operator
securely fasten the safety belt and operate with the ROPS in the raised position at all times.
6.
Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
7.
Provide the required tools to maintain the Tractor and Implement in a good safe working condition and provide the
necessary support devices to secure the equipment safely while performing repairs and service.
8.
Require that the employee operator stop operation if bystanders or passersby come within 25 feet.
Child Labor Under 16 Years of Age
Some regulations specify that no one under the age of 16 may operate power machinery. It is your
responsibility to know what these regulations are in your own area or situation. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of
Labor, Employment Standard Administration, Wage & Home Division, Child Labor Bulletin #102.)
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SAFETY
“...to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working
conditions and to preserve our human resources...”
INTRODUCTION SECTION
Introduction Section 2-1
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
This Flail Mower is designed with care and built with quality materials by skilled workers. Proper assembly,
maintenance, and operating practices, as described in this manual, will help the owner/operator get years of
satisfactory service from the machine.
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize, instruct, and train. The Assembly Section instructs the owner/
operator in the correct assembly of the Mower using standard and optional equipment. The Parts Manual is
designed to familiarize the owner/operator with replaceable parts on the Mower and is provided also. 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.
NOTE: Identifies points of particular interest for more efficient and convenient operation or repair.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
These Flail Mowers are designed for medium-duty work. They can mow pastures and control grass and
weeds on highways or industrial sites.
For Non-Agricultural use, OSHA, ASAE, SAE, and ANSI standards require the use of Chain Guards,
Deflectors, or Solid Skirts at all times. The Mower manufacturer strongly recommends the use of Chain
Gaurds, Deflectors, or Solid Skirts for Agricultural purposes as well to reduce the risk of property damage,
serious bodily injury, or even death from objects thrown out by or from contact with the Cutting Blades.
At least 20% of the tractor’s total weight must be on the front tires with the Mower lifted to
provide adequate traction for safe steering under good conditions. Slow down on hills, rough
terrain, and curves.
Front and rear, and left and right are determined by the normal direction of travel (the same
as on your automobile).
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Attention Owner/Operator
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
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 Industrial within thirty days of delivery of the implement.
3. Record the Model and Serial Numbers on the Warranty page at the front of the Operator’s Manual. Keep this
as part of the permanent maintenance file for the implement.
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ASSEMBLY SECTION
Assembly Section 3-1
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ASSEMBLY
GENERAL
The HYDRO88 & 96 will attach to most tractors with Cat l or Cat ll Hitch and 540 PTO RPM.
DEALER SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY
Assembly of this mower is the responsibility of the Alamo dealer. The mower should be delivered to the owner
completely assembled, lubricated, and adjusted for normal cutting conditions.
Set up mower as received from the factory with these instructions. Open parts box and lay parts out to make
location easy. Refer to the parts lists and exploded view drawings for more detail.
This mower is shipped partially assembled. Assembly will be easier if components are aligned and loosely
assembled before tightening hardware.
Always use personal protection devices such as eye, ear and foot protectors during
assembly.
HOSE ATTACHMENT
Attach the Pressure Hose (1) to the Hydraulic Motor. Attach the Return Hose (2) to the Wet Tube on the
Mower. Attach the Case Drain Hose (3) to the Hydraulic Motor. Figure ASM-FL-0036
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ASSEMBLY
PUMP & SPEED INCREASER ATTACHMENT
To attach the Speed Increaser and Pump to the tractor, use the following procedure:
Attach the Speed Increaser Mount Plate to the tractor loosely. Refer to the installation drawing, supplied in
the packing box, for specific instructions.
2.
Grease the tractor PTO shaft and slide the Speed Increaser on. Install the 1/2” bolts and bushings between
the Speed Increaser and Mount Plate. Do not tighten bolts at this time.
3.
With the tractor in idle and the PTO engaged, alternate tightening the Mount Plate bolts following an "X"
pattern until they have all been tightened. Refer to Torque Chart for proper torque.
4.
Grease the inside and outside of the Splined Adapter Bushing and insert it into the Speed Increaser. Slide
the Pump in place and tighten the mounting bolts. Use thread sealant on all fittings and hose threads. DO
NOT USE TEFLON TAPE.
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ASSEMBLY
1.
OPERATION SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
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OPERATION
ALAMO INDUSTRIAL HYDRO 88 & 96
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
Alamo Industrial HYDRO flail mowers are manufactured with quality material by skilled workers. These
mowers are designed for cutting grass and small weeds. The mower is equipped with protective deflectors to
prevent objects being thrown from the mower by the blades, however, no shielding is 100% effective. All
shields, guards, and deflectors equipped on the mower must be maintained in good operational condition.
It is the operator’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of all potential operating hazards and to take every
reasonable precaution to ensure oneself, others, animals, and property are not injured or damaged by the
mower, tractor, or a thrown object. Do not operate the mower if passersby, pets, livestock, or property are
within 100 yards of the unit.
This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate safe and proper mower
use to the operator. Pictures contained in this section are intended to be used as a visual aid to assist in
explaining the operation of a HYDRO flail mower and are not specific to any model. Some pictures may show
shields removed for picture clarity. NEVER operate implement without all shields in place and in good
operational condition. The operator must be familiar with the mower and tractor and all associated safety
practices before operating the mower and tractor. Proper operation of the mower, as detailed in this manual,
will help ensure years of safe and satisfactory use of the mower.
IMPORTANT: To avoid mower damage, retorque all bolts after the first 10 hours of operation. Refer to the
Torque Chart at the end of the Maintenance Section to ensure bolts are properly
tightened.
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY SECTION OF THIS
MANUAL AND THE TRACTOR MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT. If you do not understand any of the instructions, contact your nearest authorized dealer for a
full explanation. Pay close attention to all safety signs and safety messages contained in this manual and
those affixed to the implement and tractor. OPS-U- 0001
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or
death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the
Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards. (SG-2)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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OPERATION
1. Standard Equipment and Specifications
88” and 96” Cutting Widths
Hydraulic Power
Sealed Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Overload Protection
Flail Cutting Action
Full-Span Roller
0” - 6” Cutting Height
10-Gauge Flail Deck with 5/16” End Plates
Coarse-Cut Flail Knives
40 HP Tractor
Front & Rear Deflectors
The Mower is designed for certain mowing applications and is rated to cut up to a specific
size vegetation (see Mower Standard Equipment and Specifications). DO NOT use this
mower to cut vegetation above the Mower’s rated capacity or to cut any type of nonvegetative material. Only operate this Mower on a properly sized and equipped Tractor.
Operating this Mower in an application for which it is not designed and/or operating the
Mower with the wrong size Tractor can cause Mower component damage and equipment
failure resulting in possible serious injury or death. (SGM-14)
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OPERATION
Cutter Shaft (Balanced 4-1/2” Drawn Steel Tubing)
OPERATION
2. OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
OPERATION
Safe operation of the unit is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and
understands the implement and tractor Operator’s Manuals and is experienced in implement and tractor
operation and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual,
safety signs are affixed to the implement and tractor. If any part of the operation and safe use of this
equipment is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete explanation.
If the operator cannot read the manuals for themselves or does not completely understand the operation of the
equipment, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to read and explain the manuals, safety practices, and
operating instructions to the operator.
Safe operation of equipment requires that the operator wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
for the job conditions when attaching, operating, servicing, and repairing the equipment. PPE is designed to
provide operator protection and includes the following safety wear:
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
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Protective Eye Glasses, Goggles, or Face
Shield
Hard Hat
Steel Toe Safety Footwear
Gloves
Hearing Protection
Close Fitting Clothing
Respirator or Filter Mask (depends on
operating conditions) OPS-U- 0002
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement.
Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely.
Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication
must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the
medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely.
NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their
alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the
operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
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OPERATION
3. TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
The tractor used to operate the mower must have the power, capacity and required equipment to safely
operate the mower 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 could be a potential danger to the
operator and passersby.
Tractor Requirements and Capabilities
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 .......... HYDRO 88 & 96 40HP
3-Point Hitch-Lifting Capacity ........... HYDRO 88 & 96 990 lbs.
Front End Weights............................ As needed to maintain 20% weight on tractor front axle
Power Take Off................................. 540 RPM
3.1 ROPS and Seat Belt
The tractor must be equipped with a Roll-Over-Protective-Structure (ROPS) (tractor cab or roll-bar) and seat
belt to protect the operator from falling off the tractor, especially during a roll over where the driver could be
crushed and killed. Only operate the tractor with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt fastened.
Tractor model not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed by an
authorized dealer. OPS-U- 0003
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or
even death could result from falling off the tractor--particularly during a turnover
when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS. (SG-7)
3.2 Tractor Safety Devices
If transporting or operating the tractor and implement near a public roadway, the tractor must be equipped with
proper warning lighting and a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem which are clearly visible from the rear of
the unit. Lights and a SMV emblem must be equipped directly on implements if the visibility of the tractor
warning signals are obscured.
Maintain all manufacturer equipped safety shields and guards. Always replace shields and guards that were
removed for access to connect, service, or repair the tractor or implement. Never operate the tractor PTO
with the PTO master shield missing or in the raised position. OPS-U- 0004
3.3 Tractor Horsepower
The horsepower required to operate the mower depends on many factors including the vegetation to be cut,
terrain condition, operator experience, and condition of the mower and tractor. For most mowing condition, the
HYDRO 88 & 96 mower require a tractor with at least 40HP. Operating the mower with a tractor that does not
have adequate power may damage the tractor engine.
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OPERATION
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OPERATION
3.4 3-Point Hitch
OPERATION
The tractor 3-point hitch must be rated to lift at least
990 lbs.if attaching a HYDRO 88 & 96 flail.
SHD mowers can attach to tractor’s with either a
CAT I or II hitch. Refer to the tractor operator’s
manual for the category of the tractor used. If the
hitch does not conform to ASAE CAT I or II
dimensions, the mower may not fit or raise properly.
Consult an authorized dealer for possible
modification procedures to mount nonconforming
hitches.
Use the correct hitch pins for the hitch category
being used. For a CAT I hitch, 7/8” lower can 3/4”
upper diameter hitch pins are used and CAT II
hitches require 1-1/8” lower and 1” upper diameter
hitch pins.
CAT I Implement / Hitch Specification
CAT II Implement / Hitch Specification
Width from outside to outside A-frame.........26-7/8”
Width from outside to outside A-frame..... 32-3/8”
Quick hitch width inside lug to lug................27-1/8”
Quick hitch width inside lug to lug............ 33-5/8”
Height from bottom hitch pin to top pin .............. 18”
Height from bottom hitch pin to top pin .......... 19”
Lower pin diameter ........................................... 7/8”
Lower pin diameter .................................... 1-1/8”
Upper pin diameter ........................................... 3/4”
Upper pin diameter .......................................... 1”
Linch pin diameter ........................................ 15/32”
Linch pin diameter .................................... 15/32”
3.5 Front End Weight
Maintain a minimum of 20% total tractor weight on the tractor front end at all times. Front end weight is critical
to maintain steering ability and to prevent the front end from rearing up. Consult your authorized tractor dealer
for front weights and carriers.
3.6 Power Take Off (PTO)
Only operate the mower on a tractor equipped to operate at 540 rpm PTO speed. Tractors operating at 540
rpm will have a 1-3/8” diameter 6-spline PTO shaft stub. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for operating
the PTO at the proper speed.
If operating an older model tractor where the tractor’s transmission and PTO utilize one master clutch, an overrunning clutch must be used between the PTO output shaft and the driveline of the mower. Consult an
authorized tractor dealer to purchase and install an over-running clutch if needed.
DO NOT use a PTO adapter to attach a non-matching Implement driveline to a Tractor
PTO. Use of an adapter can double the operating speed of the Implement resulting in
excessive vibration, thrown objects, and blade and implement failure. Adapter use will also
change the working length of the driveline exposing unshielded driveline areas. Serious
bodily injury and/or equipment failure can result from using a PTO adapter. Consult an
authorized dealer for assistance if the Implement driveline does not match the Tractor PTO.
(S3PT-14)
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OPERATION
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Implement input driveline is directly connected
to the Tractor transmission. Tractor braking distances can be substantially increased by
the momentum of the rotating Mower blades driving the Tractor transmission even though
the Tractor clutch has been disengaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor
PTO and the Mower driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation. (S3PT-16)
4. GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR
Do not mount or dismount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount
the Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped. (SG-12)
4.1 Boarding the Tractor
Use both hands and equipped handrails and steps for support when boarding the tractor. Never use control
levers for support when mounting the tractor. Seat yourself in the operator’s seat and secure the seat belt
around you.
Never allow passengers to ride on the tractor or attached equipment. Riders can easily fall off and be
seriously injured or killed from falling off and being ran over. It is the operator’s responsibility to forbid all extra
riders at all times. OPS-U- 0008
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and
responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they
have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in
proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large
enough to reach and operate the controls easily. (SG-11)
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)
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OPERATION
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
OPERATION
4.2 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.
OPERATION
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
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)
5. STARTING THE TRACTOR
The operator must have a complete understanding of the placement, function, and operational use of all
tractor controls before starting the tractor. Review the tractor operator’s manual and consult an authorized
dealer for tractor operation instructions if needed.
Essential Tractor Controls:
• Locate the light control lever.
• Locate the engine shut off control.
• Locate the brake pedals and the clutch.
• Locate the PTO control.
• Locate the 3-point hitch control lever.
• Locate the hydraulic remote control levers.
Before starting the tractor ensure the following:
• Conduct all pre-start operation inspection and service according to the tractor operator’s manual.
• Make sure all guards, shields, and other safety devices are securely in place.
• The parking brake is on.
• The PTO control lever is disengaged.
• The 3-point hitch control lever is in the lowered position.
• The hydraulic remote control levers are in the neutral position.
• The tractor transmission levers are in park or neutral.
Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for tractor starting procedures. Only start the tractor while seated and
belted in the tractor operator’s seat. Never bypass the ignition switch by short circuiting the starter solenoid.
After the tractor engine is running, avoid accidental contact with the tractor transmission to prevent sudden
and unexpected tractor movement. OPS-U-0028
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OPERATION
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)
Use extreme caution when connecting the mower to the tractor. The mower should be securely resting at
ground level or setting on blocks. Keep hands and feet from under the mower deck and clear of pinch points
between the tractor hitch arms and mower pins. OPS-R-0001
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
6.1 Connecting the Mower A-Frame to the Tractor
1. Make sure the tractor is equipped with the
correct PTO shaft. Change shafts if needed.
2. Shorten or remove the tractor drawbar to avoid
interference when raising and lowering the
mower.
3. Board the tractor and start the engine. Position
the tractor to the mower with the 3-point lift
arms positioned between the respective set of
mower A-frame lift lugs. Note: Set the 3-point lift
control to “Position Control” so that the lift arms
maintain a constant height when attaching the
mower. See the tractor Operator’s Manual for
correct settings when attaching 3-point
equipment.
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OPERATION
6. CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR
OPERATION
OPERATION
4. Turn off the tractor engine and dismount.
5. One lift arm at a time, align arm end hole
between the set of A-frame lift lugs. Insert hitch
pin through the lug and arm holes and insert
retaining pin into hitch pin.
6. Walk around to opposite side and repeat
procedure for remaining lift arm and hitch pin.
7. Extend or retract 3-point top link to align its end
hole with the holes of the mower’s top link.
Insert the top link hitch pin and insert retaining
pin into hitch pin.
8. Adjust any lower link check chains, guide
blocks, or sway blocks to prevent the mower
from swaying side to side and possible contact
with tractor rear tires.
NOTE: Offset Adaptor Hitches are available to position the mower to the left or right. Mowers with Offset
Adaptor hitches connect to the 3-Point hitch the same way as the mower A-frame. See Offset Adaptor Hitch in
the Assembly Section for details to equip the mower with this feature.
7. SETTING THE MOWER
Properly setting the cutting height is essential for efficient and safe operation. A properly set mower will make
a more uniform cut, distribute clippings more evenly, require minimal tractor work, and follow the contour of
uneven terrain. NOTE: Avoid very low cutting heights, striking the ground with the blades gives the most
damaging shock loads and will cause damage to the mower and drive. Blades contacting the ground may
cause objects to be thrown out from under the mower deck. Always avoid operating the mower at a height
which causes the blades to contact the ground. OPS-U- 0010
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
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7.1 Roller Height Adjustment
The mower’s cutting height is set by positioning the
roller assembly for each mower section. Each
section must be set at the same height to ensure an
even cut across the entire width of the mower.
1. Place the tractor and mower on a level surface
and completely lower the mower to the ground.
3. One section at a time, place lifting device
(scissors jack or hydraulic jack) under center of
cutter housing.
4. Remove hex nuts, washers and carriage bolts
from bracket at each end of roller. Make certain
that roller bracket is free to move once the
fasteners are removed. A stuck roller could
drop unexpectedly and cause injury.
5. Use lifting device to reposition cutter housing to
desired cutting height. Align bracket holes with
cutter housing, then reinstall hardware.
6. Lower cutter housing to the ground and remove
lifting device.
7. Set cutting height according to procedures
above for remaining two cutter sections. Make
sure that all three rollers are set at the same
height to ensure a even cut across the entire
width of the mower.
7.2 Leveling Deck
To Facilitate a safe and efficient mowing operation,
the mower should be operated parallel to the
ground at all times. Never operate if front or rear of
mower is tilted upward. Objects may be
discharged at high speeds causing possible injury
or even death.
Adjust Top Link to level mower roller adjustment.
Side Skid Shoes should always be parallel to
ground throughout the full adjustment range.
Adjust cutting height of machine by raising or
lowering rear roller as specified in Operation
Section.
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OPERATION
2. Shut down the tractor, place the transmission in
park, and set the parking brake before
dismounting.
OPERATION
When fitting the mower to the tractor, the telescoping driveline must be inspected to ensure that at its most
compressed position, the profiles do not “bottom out”, and when at its farthest extended position, there is
sufficient engagement between the profiles to operate safely. At its shortest length, there must be at least a 1”
clearance between each profile end and opposite profile universal joint. At its farthest operating extension, a
minimum profile engagement of 12” must be maintained.
OPERATION
8. PUMP & SPEED INCREASER ATTACHMENT
To attach the Speed Increaser and Pump to the
tractor, use the following procedure:
1. 1. Attach the Speed Increaser Mount Plate to
the tractor loosely. Refer to the installation
drawing, supplied in the packing box, for
specific instructions.
2. Grease the tractor PTO shaft and slide the
Speed Increaser on. Install the 1/2" bolts and
bushings between the Speed Increaser and
Mount Plate. Do not tighten bolts at this time.
3. With the tractor in idle and the PTO engaged,
alternate tightening the Mount Plate bolts
following an "X" pattern until they have all been
tightened. Refer to Torque Chart for proper
torque.
Pump
4. Grease the inside and outside of the Splined
Adapter Bushing and insert it into the Speed
Speed Increaser
Mount Plate
Speed Increaser
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
9. PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE
Before each use, a pre-operation inspection and service of mower 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 mower and tractor 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 costs can be avoided.
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause
immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
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OPERATION
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)
9.1 Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual to ensure a
complete pre-operation inspection and scheduled
service
is
performed
according
to
the
manufacturers recommendations. The following
are some of the items that require daily service and
inspection:
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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
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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)
OPERATION
9.2 Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
OPERATION
Before each mower use, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the mower is in a good and
safe working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced immediately. To
ensure the mower is ready for operation, conduct the following. OPS-R-0007
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not limited
to) - the Deflectors, 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. (SFL-5)
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)
The operator’s manual and safety signs affixed on
the unit contain important instructions on the safe
and proper use of the equipment. Maintain these
important safety features on the implement in good
condition to ensure the information is available to
the operator at all times.
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Ensure the manual canister is secured to the
equipment with the operator’s manual inside.
Ensure all safety signs are in place and legible.
Replace missing, damaged, and illegible
decals. OPS-U- 0011
Check that the speed increaser is securely
attached to the tractor and the locking collar is
seated in the groove of the PTO shaft.
Inspect that the 3-point hitch pins are the
proper size, correctly installed, and secured to
the tractor lift arms with retaining pins inserted.
Ensure that a properly rated safety tow chain is
equipped securing the mower to the tractor.
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Inspect the condition of the drive belts.
Ensure the slip clutch (rear mower section only)
is properly adjusted and the friction plates are
not frozen together. Reference the
Maintenance Section for proper slip clutch
maintenance.
Ensure the slop clutch shield and drive belts
shields are in place and in good repair.
Ensure the tractor PTO master shield is in
place, lowered and in good condition.
OPS-F- 0016
Inspect cutter knives and knife pins for
looseness and excessive wear. Make sure the
mower is securely blocked up before crawling
beneath. Replace damaged, worn, and missing
knives as complete sets to maintain cuttershaft
balance.
Remove any grass or other debris which may
be wrapped around the cuttershafts.
Inspect the condition of deck skid shoes and
hardware. OPS-F- 0007
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Ensure rubber deflectors are in position and not
damaged. Replace worn, broken, and missing
sections immediately.
Ensure the rollers are in good condition and
rotate freely.
Inspect that all bolts and screws are in position.
OPS-F-0070
OPERATION
OPERATION
Tractor PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Mower ID#________________
Make ____________________
Date:
Shift
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Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all
rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake
engaged. Make sure the mower is resting on the ground or securely blocked
up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The flashing lights function properly
The SMV Sign is clean and visible
The tires are in good condition with proper pressure
The wheel lug bolts are tight
The tractor brakes are in good condition
The steering linkage is in good condition
There are no visible oil leaks
The hydraulic controls function properly
The ROPS or ROBS Cab is in good condition
The seatbelt is in place and in good condition
The 3-point hitch is in good condition
The drawbar pins are securely in place
The PTO master shield is in place
The engine oil level is full
The brake fluid level is full
The power steering fluid level is full
The fuel level is adequate
The engine coolant fluid level is full
The radiator is free of debris
The air filter is in good condition
Operator’s Signature:
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or MOWER
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OPERATION
Flail-Wing Mower PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Mower ID#________________
Make ____________________
Date:
Shift
________________
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Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The Operator’s Manual is in the canister on the mower
All safety decals are in place and legible
The Mounting frame bolts are in place and tight
The Wing connection bolts & pins are tight
The Hydraulic Cylinders pins are tight
The Hydraulic Pump hose connections are tight
The Hydraulic Valve hose connections are tight
The Hydraulic Valve controls function properly
There are no leaking or damaged hoses
The Hydraulic Oil level is full
Blades are not broken, chipped, cracked or bent
Blade shackles are in good condition with no cracks
The Blade pins are properly retained
Their Guards/Deflectors are in good condition
The Driveline clutch is in good condition, not frozen
The Driveline tubes & u-joints have been lubricated
The Driveline yoke is securely attached to the PTO
The Gearbox oil level is full
The rear roller is in good condition and turns freely
Operator’s Signature:
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OPERATION
Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all
rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake
engaged. Make sure the mower is resting on the ground or securely blocked
up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
OPERATION
10. DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
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
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)
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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10.1 Starting the Tractor
The procedure to start the tractor is model specific.
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for starting
procedures for your particular tractor. Consult an
authorized dealer if the starting procedure is
unclear. Ensure the 3-point control lever is in the
lowered position and the PTO is disengaged before
starting the tractor. OPS-U-0033
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.
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.
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OPERATION
10.2 Brake and Differential Lock Setting
OPERATION
OPERATION
10.3 Raising the Mower
Using the tractor 3-point hitch control lever, raise
the mower off the ground about 6”, or just high
enough to clear any ground obstacles. When
raising the mower, make sure all connection points
are securely attached and at least 1” clearance is
maintained between the driveline and the deck. If
necessary, place an upper lift strip on the 3-point
hitch control lever to limit the height the mower can
be raised to avoid driveline damage.
10.4 Driving the Tractor and Mower
Start off driving at a slow speed and gradually increase your speed while maintaining 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.
Drive the tractor with the 3-Point lift arms in the raised position and lock the control lever in the transport detent
position to prevent damage to the mower driveline and tongue when turning.
Perform turns with the tractor and mower at slow
speeds to determine how the tractor with an
attached mower handles a turn. Determine the safe
speed to maintain proper control of the tractor when
making turns. When turning with a towed
implement, the overall working length of the unit is
increased. Allow additional clearance for the mower
when turning.
To avoid overturns, drive the tractor with care and at
safe speeds, especially when operating over rough
ground, crossing ditches or slopes, and turning
corners. Tractor wheel tread spacing should be
increased when working on inclines or rough
ground to reduce the possibility of tipping.
Use extreme caution when operating on steep
slopes. Keep the tractor in a low gear when going
downhill. DO NOT coast or free-wheel downhill.
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OPERATION
10.5 Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines
Damage resulting from over-collapse of the driveline’s inner profile and its outer housing
may allow the driveline to come loose from the Tractor which could cause bodily injury to the
operator or bystanders and/or extensive damage to the Tractor or Implement. OPS-R-0020
When contronted with an incline or ditch, do not
approach from an angle which is perpendicular or
straight on as damaged to over collapse of the
driveline may occur.
When crossing such terrain, the implement should
be fully lowered for a lower center of gravity and
added stability. OPS-R-0021
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OPERATION
When crossing ditches with steep banks or going up
sharp inclines, it is possible that the main driveline
inner profile will penetrate into the outer housing to its
maximum depth until the assembly becomes solid
(driveline is at its extreme shortest length). This type
of abusive operation can cause serious damage to
the tractor and mower drive by pushing the PTO into
the tractor and through the support bearings or
downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off.
OPERATION
OPERATION
Inclines and ditches should be approached along a
line which is at an angle as shown. This type of
path will reduce the possibility of over-collapse of
the driveline and resulting damage. If the gradient
is so steep that such an approach increases the
possibility of a tractor roll-over, select an alternate
crossing path.
When operating the tractor and mower across
slopes and inclines, through ditches, and other
uneven terrain conditions, it is important to maintain
sufficient deck to ground clearance. Blade contact
with the ground may cause soil, rocks and other
debris to be thrown out from under the mower
resulting in possible injury and/or property damage.
Ground contact also produces a severe shock load
on the mower drive and to the mower blades
resulting in possible damage and premature wear.
OPS-R-0022
11. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
THE OPERATOR MUST COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT AND ALL CONTROLS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE. The operator must read and
understand the Safety and Operation Sections of the implement and tractor operator’s manuals. These
manuals must be read and explained to any operator who cannot read. Never allow someone to operate the
implement and tractor without complete operating instructions.
Before starting any operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be worked in and any
obstacles and hazards contained within to ensure safety to the operator, bystanders, and equipment. Special
attention should be paid to foreign debris, rough terrain, steep slopes, and passersby and animals in the area.
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Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects such
as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
mowing. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent
machine damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that
cannot be removed must be clearly marked and carefully avoided by the
operator. Stop mowing immediately if blades strike a foreign object.
Repair all damage and make certain rotor or blade carrier is balanced
before resuming mowing. (SGM-05)
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Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become entangled in the
operating parts of the mower head. These items could then swing outside the housing at
greater velocities than the blades. Such a situation is extremely hazardous and could result
in serious injury or even death. Inspect the cutting area for such objects before mowing.
Remove any like object from the site. Never allow the cutting blades to contact such items.
(SGM-06)
11.1 Foreign Debris Hazards
If you hit a solid object or foreign debris, stop the
mower and tractor at once. Immediately idle the
engine speed and disengage the PTO. Wait for all
mower rotating motion to stop, then raise the
mower and move the tractor and implement off the
object. Inspect the area and remove, or mark the
location of the debris. Inspect the condition of the
mower and make any needed repairs immediately.
Make sure the blades are not damaged and the
carrier is balanced before resuming operation.
Always wear your seat belt securely fastened and
only operate the tractor and mower with the ROPS
in the raised position. If the tractor or mower hits a
tree stump, rock, or bump, a sudden movement
could throw you off of the seat and under the
tractor and/or mower. The seat belt is your best
protection from falling off the tractor and the ROPS
provides protection from being crushed during a
tractor roll-over. OPS-F-0010
11.2 Bystanders/Passersby Precautions
If a bystander comes within 300 feet of the tractor while the mower is being operated, stop the tractor at once,
idle the engine and disengage the PTO. Do not engage the PTO again until all bystanders are well past the
300 foot distance. OPS-R-0024
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Before mowing, inspect the area to make sure
there are no foreign objects that the mower blades
could hit or become entangled with. Remove all
foreign objects and debris. If objects are too big to
remove, mark them clearly and be sure to prevent
the mower blades from contacting them.
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Flail Mowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwingobjects
for great distances (100 yards or more) and causing seriousinjury or
death. Follow safety messages carefully.
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Bands are installed and in good,
workablecondition;
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-Mower sections
or Wings are running close to and parallel to the ground
withoutexposed Blades;
-Passerby are outside the existing thrown-object zone;-All areas have been thoroughly
inspected and all foreign material such as rocks, cans, glass, and general debris has
been removed.
NOTE: Where there are grass and weeds high enough to hide debris that could
bestruck by the blades, the area should be: inspected and large debris removed, mowed
atan intermediate height, inspected, closely with any remaining debris being removed,
andmowed again at desired final height. (This will also reduce power required to
mow,reduce wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut material better,
eliminatestreaking, and make the final cut more uniform.) (SFL-6)
11.3 Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO)
Before engaging the PTO, make certain that the area is clear of bystanders and passersby. The implement
must be completely lowered and the deck positioned at a safe operating height. NEVER engage the PTO with
the implement in the raised position.
Set the tractor engine speed at approximately 1,000 RPM before engaging the PTO. Shift the PTO control to
the on position, and slowly increase the engine speed until the PTO is operating at the rated speed. If you
hear unusual noises or see or feel abnormal vibrations, disengage the PTO immediately. Inspect the
implement to determine the cause of the noise or vibration and repair the abnormality. OPS-U- 0027
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for any
reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the Mower deck
exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a potentially serious hazard
and could cause serious injury or even death from objects thrown from
the Blades. (SRM-07)
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
in serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped
and the decks are securely blocked up. (SGM-09)
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11.4 PTO RPM and Ground Speed
Ground speed for mowing will depend upon the height, type, and density of vegetation to be cut.
Recommended speed for efficient mower performance is between 2 and 5 mph(3-8 kph). Operate the mower
at its full rated PTO speed to maintain blade speed for a clean cut. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual or
the tractor instrument panel for the engine speed and gear to provide the required PTO and desired ground
speed. Make sure that the mower is operating at its full rated speed before entering the vegetation to be cut.
If it becomes necessary to temporarily regulate engine speed, increase or decrease the throttle gradually.
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO speeds can cause
Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in serious injury or death. (SG-26)
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower. The
correct mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass type, density, and height of
cut. Normal ground speed range is from 2 to 5 mph(3-8 kph). Use slow mowing speeds
when operating on or near steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power
lines, or when debris and foreign objects are to be avoided. (SGM-07)
11.5 Operating the Mower
Only operate the mower from the tractor operator’s seat with the seatbelt securely fastened. The tractor must
be equipped with a ROPS in the raised position or a ROPS cab.
The mower is designed to cut vegetation up to 1-1/2” in diameter. Sharp blades will produce a cleaner cut and
require less power. Travel at a speed that allows the mower sufficient time to cut through the vegetation and
maintain the PTO operating speed to prevent overloading the mower and tractor. Choose a driving pattern
that provides the maximum pass length and minimizes turning.
Under certain conditions, tractor tires may roll some grasses down preventing them from being cut at the
same height as the surrounding area. When this occurs, reduce the tractor ground speed while maintaining
the operating speed of the mower. A slower ground speed will permit grasses to at least partially rebound and
be cut. Taking a partial cut and/or reversing the direction of travel may also help produce a cleaner cut.
Avoid mowing in the reverse direction when possible. In situations where the mower must be backed to
access areas to be cut, make sure there are no persons or other foreign debris behind the mower before
mowing in reverse. When mowing in reverse, operate the tractor and mower at a reduced ground speed to
ensure tractor and mower control is maintained. OPS-R-0026
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Ground speed is achieved by transmission gear selection and not by the engine operating speed. The
operator may be required to experiment with several gear range combinations to determine the best gear and
range which provides the most ideal performance from the mower and most efficient tractor operation. As the
severity of cutting conditions increase, the ground speed should be decreased by selecting a lower gear to
maintain the proper operating PTO speed. OPS-R-0025
OPERATION
OPERATION
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows
closed. (SGM-11)
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)
Avoid mowing in reverse direction when possible. Check to make sure there are no
persons behind the mower and use extreme care when mowing in reverse. Mow only at a
slow ground speed where you can safely operate and control the tractor and mower.
Never mow an area that you have not inspected and removed debris or foreign material.
(SGM-08)
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of equipment and grass fires
while operating, servicing, and repairing the Mower and Tractor:
-Equip the Tractor with a fire extinguisher in an accesible location.
-Do Not operate the Mower on a Tractor with an underframe exhaust.
-Do Not smoke or have an open flame near the Mower and Tractor.
-Do Not drive into burning debris or freshly burnt areas.
-Ensure slip clutches are properly adjusted to prevent excessive slippage and plate heating.
-Never allow clippings or debris to collect near drivelines, slip clutches, and gearboxes.
Periodically shut down the Tractor and Mower and clean clippings and collected debris from
the mower deck. (SGM-12)
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11.6 Shutting Down the Implement
To shut down the implement, first bring the tractor
to a complete stop. Then slow down the implement
by reducing the engine speed before disengaging
the PTO. Wait for all motion to stop before
proceeding to drive or shut down the tractor.
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Park the tractor on a level surface, place the
transmission in park or neutral and apply the
parking brake, lower the attached implement to the
ground, shut down the engine, remove the key, and
wait for all motion to come to a complete stop
before exiting the tractor. OPS-F- 0011
OPERATION
OPERATION
12. DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR
Before disconnecting the mower, the PTO must be
disengaged and all motion at a complete stop.
Move the mower to a level storage location and
lower to the ground. If the mower is not resting
securely on the ground, block the mower up
securely before attempting to disconnect it from
the tractor. Use extreme care to keep feet and
hands from under the mower and clear of any
pinch points.
To disconnect the implement, first extend the
tractor 3-point hitch top link to remove tension on
the top link hitch pin. When the pin is loose and
easy to rotate, remove the pin from the mower.
Next remove both lower hitch pins.
Use extreme care to keep feet and hands from under the mower and clear of any pinch points.
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Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
Never stand or allow another person to stand between a running Tractor and the Mower
when disconnecting the Implement from the Tractor 3-point hitch. Always shut the Tractor off
completely and set the parking brake before attempting to disconnect the Mower pins from
the Tractor hitch.
After disconnecting the 3 lift points, remove the
mower driveline from the tractor PTO shaft. Lay
the driveline down carefully to avoid damaging
the driveline or its shield. Do not let the driveline
fall into mud or dirt, which can contaminate the
bearing and shorten the life of the driveline.
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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)
13. MOWER STORAGE
Properly preparing and storing the mower at the end of the season is critical to maintaining its appearance
and to help ensure years of dependable service. The following are suggested storage procedures:
•
Thoroughly clean all debris off the mower to
prevent damage from rotting grass and
standing water.
• Lubricate all mower grease points and fill
gearbox oil levels as detailed in the
maintenance section.
• Tighten all bolts and pins to the
recommended torque.
• Check the mower for worn and damaged
parts. Perform repairs and make
replacements immediately so that the mower
will be ready for use at the start of the next
season.
• Store the mower in a clean, dry place with
the mower housing resting securely on
blocks or at ground level.
• Keep the driveline yoke from sitting in water,
dirt and other contaminants.
• Use spray touch-up enamel where
necessary to prevent rust and maintain the
appearance of the mower.
It is critical that driveline clutches slip when an obstacle or heavy load is encountered to avoid mower and/or
tractor damage. If the mower sits outside for an extended period of time or is exposed to rain and/or humid
air, the clutch lining plates must be inspected to ensure they are not frozen together from rust or corrosion. If
the mower has been exposed to such conditions, at the start of each mowing season, and any time it is
suspected that the slip clutch plates may be frozen together, readjust the slip clutch as detailed in Seasonal
Clutch Maintenance of the maintenance section in this manual. OPS-F-0014
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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It is recommended that the mower be stored with the center section and both wings fully lowered to ground
level. If the mower is stored with the wings in the raised position, select a level area and install wing transport
braces to prevent the wings from falling BEFORE disconnecting the mower hitch from the tractor.
OPERATION
14. TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
OPERATION
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
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
Before transporting the tractor and mower, idle the tractor
engine, disengage the PTO and wait for all mower moving
parts to come to a complete stop. Raise the mower sections
and ensure transport locks engage. OPS-F- 0021
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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.
If the tractor’s hydraulic pump is not independent of the tractor PTO, or if the tractor PTO has to be run to have
hydraulic power, disconnect the mower driveline from the tractor PTO output shaft. Secure the driveline to the
mower deck to prevent driveline damage or loss during transport.
14.1 Transporting on Public Roadways
Extreme caution should be used when transporting the tractor and implement on public roadways. The tractor
must be equipped with all required safety warning features including a SMV emblem and flashing warning
lights to alert drivers of the tractor’s presence. Remember that roadways are primarily designed for
automotive drivers and most drivers will not be looking out for you, therefore, you must look out for them.
Check your side view mirrors frequently and remember that vehicles will approach quickly because of the
tractor’s slower speed. Be extremely cautious when the piece of equipment that you are towing is wider than
the tractor tire width and/or extends beyond your lane of the road.
Make sure that a proper size safety tow chain is secured between the tractor and implement before entering a
public road. OPS-U- 0019
NOTE: Ensure that the mower sections are fully raised and that the transport locks are engaged for each
section.
Only tow the Implement behind a properly sized and equipped Tractor
which exceeds the weight of the Implement by at least 20%. DO NOT
tow the Implement behind a truck or other type of vehicle. Never tow the
Implement and another Implement connected in tandem. Never tow the
Implement at speeds over 20 MPH. (STI-06)
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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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
OPERATION
OPERATION
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)
The SMV (Slow-Moving Vehicle) emblem is
universal symbol used to alert drivers of the
presence of equipment traveling on roadways at a
slow speed. SMV signs are a triangular bright
orange with reflective red trim for both easy day and
night visibility. Make sure the SMV sign is clean and
visible from the rear of the unit before transporting
the tractor and implement on a public roadway.
Replace the SMV emblem if faded, damaged, or no
longer reflective. OPS-U- 0020
Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights,
headlights, and brake/tail lights are functioning
properly before proceeding onto public roads. While
newer model tractors have plenty of lighting to
provide warning signals and operating lighting, most
older models are only equipped with operating lights.
Consult an authorized tractor dealer for lighting kits
and modifications available to upgrade the lighting on
older tractor models. OPS-U- 0021
When operating on public roads, have
consideration for other road users. Pull to the side
of the road occasionally to allow all following traffic
to pass. Do not exceed the legal speed limit set in
your country for agricultural tractors. Always stay
alert when transporting the tractor and implement
on public roads. Use caution and reduce speed if
other vehicles or pedestrians are in the area. OPSU- 0022
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14.2 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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Use adequately sized and rated trailers and
equipment to transport the tractor and implement.
Consult an authorized dealer to determine the proper
equipment required. Using adequately sized chains,
heavy duty straps, cables and/or binders, securely tie
down both the front and rear of the tractor utilizing the
proper tie down locations as specified by the tractor
manufacturer. OPS-U- 0025
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OPERATION
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Excessive Vibrations
Check gearbox bolts.
Check for missing knives on
cutter shaft.
Check to see if knives are
free swinging.
Blade broken or bent.
Cuttershaft bent.
Drivelines not phased correctly.
Implement & Tractor yokes must
be in line.
Cuttershaft bearing worn
Tighten if loose
Replace missing knives
Gearbox Overheating
Low on lubricant.
Improper type lubricant.
Excessive trash build-up
around gearbox.
Bearing or gears set up
improperly.
Free knives so they swing.
Replace blades.
Replace cuttershaft.
Replace driveline.
Replace bearings
Fill to level plug.
Replace with proper lubricant.
Remove trash.
Consult your Dealer.
Gearbox Noisy
Rough Gears.
Worn Bearing.
Run in or change gears.
Replace bearing.
Noise
Damaged Belt Shield
(Rubbing on pulleys or belt).
Worn Bearing or Gear.
Straighten or replace Shields.
Damaged oil seal
Bent shaft.
Shaft rough in oil seal area.
Oil seal installed wrong.
Oil seal not sealing in the housing.
Replace seal.
Replace oil seal and shaft.
Replace or repair shaft.
Replace seal.
Replace seal or use a sealant on
OD of Seal.
Drain oil to proper level.
Replace castings or gearbox.
Replace gasket.
Tighten bolts.
Gearbox Leaking
Oil level too high.
Sand hole is casting.
Gasket damaged.
Bolts loose.
Clutch Slips Excessively
Clutch linings badly worn or
plates warped.
Too much power for clutch.
Oil on facings.
Friction facings glazed.
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Replace Bearing or Gear.
Repair clutch per maintenance
section of manuals.
Reduce ground speed and material
intake.
Replace facings.
Clean with emery cloth.
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Cutting in sandy conditions.
Cutting in rocky conditions.
Soft “will fit” knives.
Increase cutting height.
Increase cutting height.
Use genuine Alamo Industrial knives.
Discharging Bunches or
Clogging-
Belt installed improperly.
Blades dull.
Grass too wet.
Grass too long.
Travel speed too fast.
PTO RPM too low.
Check belt for correct set-up.
Check blades for sharpness.
Wait for grass to dry.
Mow at 3-1/2” and recut lower.
Use a lower tractor gear.
Mow at engine RPM to match 540
PTO RPM.
Blades Scalping High Places
Mowing too low.
Rough, uneven ground.
Turning Tractor too fast.
Raise height of cut.
Use a slower speed.
Lower rollers.
Slow down when turning.
Uneven Cut
Travel speed too fast.
Mower deck not level.
Blades dull or unbalanced.
Deck underside plugged.
Grass too high.
Use a slower speed.
Level the mowing deck.
Sharpen or balance blades.
Clean underside of deck.
Mow at 3-1/2” and recut lower.
Grass Clippings Windrow
or clump
Grass too wet.
Grass too high.
Housing plugged.
Wait for grass to dry.
Mow at 3-1/2” and recut lower.
Clean underside of deck.
Grass Not being Cut Evenly
Belt worn or slipping.
Spring broke & belt off idler.
Housing plugged.
Debris around pulleys.
Replace or adjust belt.
Replace spring or adjust belt.
Clean underside of housing.
Remove deck belt shield and clean
out debris.
Mow at 3-1/2” and recut lower.
Grass too high.
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Knives Wear Too Fast
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
Daily Checks
1. Lubricate at the specified intervals as outlined in the lubrication diagram below. All mower grease fittings
are equipped with lubricaps which snap over the grease fittings to prevent dirt from entering the fittings.
Remove the cap and wipe the fitting before greasing. Wipe the outlet of the grease gun then grease the
bearing. When finished, place the cap over the fitting and wipe any excess grease from around the cap. In
extremely dusty conditions, it is desirable to lubricate more often than every 8 hours. Grease the PTO shaft
as outlined on the diagram located on PTO shaft shield. The idler pulleys are equipped with a sealed ball
bearing and require no further lubrication. Caster wheel bearings should be repacked at the end of each
mowing season and checked before the start of the next season. The gearbox is shipped with the proper
amount of SAE No. 90 extreme pressure lubricant. Maintain the level of this oil at the LOWER 1/8” pipe
plug on the gearbox cover. LUBRICATE MOWER BEFORE INITIAL USE. See Figure Mnt-FL-0002 and
Pictures MntP-FL-0001, MntP-FL-0002, MntP-FL-0003, MntP-FL-0004, MntP-FL-0005, MntP-FL-0006.
Note: Lubricate flail roller bearings until lubricant can be seen coming out between roller and bearing housing.
2. Before each day’s use, follow this procedure:
A . Visually check the unit and make certain all items are properly tightened.
B . Check the cuttershaft to make certain it is fully knifed. Replace any missing knives or cotter pins, then
run the unit at full speed to check for vibrations. Do not operate the unit in an “out-of-balance” condition.
C. Check rear rubber deflector condition and replace if worn or damaged.
Before doing maintenance, turn off power and securely block up mower.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
Cuttershaft Bearings
Roller Bearing
Rear Mower Idler Arm
Banjo Bearing
Banjo Coupling
Driveline Yoke
Driveline Telescoping Joint
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MAINTENANCE
3. Hydraulic Tank:
Use Hydraulic Oil Chevron 1000 THF or an equivalent.
Note: Your ambient temperature and operating conditions may require a different viscosity oil. Please consult
the oil manufacturer for proper specifications.
Slip Clutch
.A slip clutch is incorporated in the PTO driveline. It is designed to slip, absorb the shock load, and protect the
driveline.
After the first hour of operation, the slip clutch should be checked for overheating. After this first check, the slip
clutch should be checked weekly or anytime there is overheating. To adjust the slip clutch, tighten the spring
bolts 1/8 (maximum) turn at a time. Bolts should NEVER be adjusted to the point where the springs are
compressed solid. Minimum spring compression length is 1-1/4”.
The slip clutch should be checked periodically and adjusted to compensate for wear. The lining plates are 1/8”
thick when new. Replace after 1/32” wear. If the mower has been idle for an extended period of time, or in wet
weather, before operating check to be sure the friction lining plates are not frozen or rusted together. Should
this freezing occur refer to the procedure described in the “Seasonal Clutch Maintenance” section on the next
page. Seasonal Clutch Maintenance
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MAINTENANCE
It is important that the clutch lining plates slip when an obstacle or load heavier than the clutch setting is
encountered. Therefore, if the machine sits outside longer than 30 days and is exposed to rain and/or humid air
it is important to make sure that the clutch lining plates are not rusted/corroded together. Before using the
mower use the following procedure to make sure the clutch will slip and give the overload protection required.
1. Loosen nuts (Figure Mnt-FL-0003) on springs until the springs can freely rotate, yet remain secure on
bolts.
2. Attach mower to tractor and start the tractor. Set the engine speed at 1200 RPM.
3. Mark outer plates as shown in Figure Mnt-FL-0003.
4. Engage the PTO (approximately one second) and then quickly disengage it. The friction lining plates
should break loose (check the mark).
5. Turn tractor off and tighten the nuts on the springs to their original position of 1-3/16” compressed spring
length.
General
Mowing is accomplished by a series of knives which rotate at high speed on a shaft. The rotor shaft is driven by
an extension shaft, from the gearbox, through a drive belt. Belt tension is maintained by a spring-loaded idler
pulley.
The cutter unit is raised and lowered by using the tractor’s three-point lift.
The cutter unit rides on a large roller assembly. The position of this roller is adjustable and will determine the
cutting height of the knives.
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Replacing Cutter Unit Drive Belt - Figure Mnt-FL-0020
1. Place unit on ground or support securely.
2. Remove belt guard.
3. Remove idler arm spring.
4. Remove extension shaft housing mounting
bracket front bolt and loosen rear bolt.
6. Pivot extension shaft housing mounting bracket
assembly. Remove old belt and install new one.
7. Reinstall front mounting bolt then secure
extension shaft housing mounting bracket to
unit.
8. Reinstall idler arm spring and belt guard.
Adjusting Cutting Height
1. Lower cutter unit to ground and place tractor
selector lever in “FLOAT” position.
2. Place lifting device (scissors jack, hydraulic
jack) under center of cutter housing.
3. Remove hex nuts, washers and carriage bolts
from bracket at each end of roller. Make certain
that roller bracket is free to move once the
fasteners are removed. A stuck roller could
drop suddenly and cause and injury.
4. Use lifting device to reposition cutter housing to
desired cutting height. Align bracket holes with
cutterhousing holes, then reinstall fasteners.
Refer to cutting height decal on mower or page
4-12.
5. Lower cutter unit to ground; then remove lifting
device.
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5. Loosen extension shaft housing mounting
bracket rear bolt.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
Roller Bearing Replacement
1. Remove roller and both bearing and bracket assemblies from mower. Lift the mower only high enough to
remove the roller assembly.
2. Slide bearing and bracket assemblies off each end of roller.
If replacing with new bearing and bracket assemblies, proceed to step 9.
3. Remove roller bearing and housing assembly attaching hardware. Remove assembly from bracket.
Inspect seal between assembly and bracket for brittleness, cracks, wear and tear. Replace if necessary.
If replacing with new roller bearing and housing assemblies, proceed to step 8.
4. Remove grease fitting from the top of bearing housing.
5. Remove bearing from housing by rotating bearing 90° sideways and line up with notches in bearing
housing then pull out.
6. Install new bearing into housing. Bearing must be installed with grease hole in bearing aligned with grease
fitting hole in housing.
7. Reinstall grease fitting to housing. Grease fitting must have locking pin installed which inserts into grease
hole in bearing when installed. If grease fitting does not have a pin, order a new grease fitting. Grease
fitting must be tight and seated in grease hole in bearing to prevent bearing from rotating in housing.
8. Attach roller bearing and housing assembly to bracket with seal between housing and bracket.
9. Slide bearing and bracket assemblies on each end of roller.
10. Check bearing for proper installation in housing by gently rocking bearing and bracket assembly in end of
roller. Play should be slight to none at all.
11. Install roller and bearing and bracket assemblies on mower.
12. Lubricate roller bearing until lubricant can be seen coming out between roller and bearing housing.
Securely support the mower while removing and installing roller assembly.
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Cuttershaft Bearing Replacement
MAINTENANCE
OUTBOARD BEARING - Figure Mnt-FL-0022
1.
Lift cutter unit to maximum horizontal height; then, securely support ends of cutterhousing.
2.
Remove enough knives to place a floor jack under center of cuttershaft.
3.
Securely support cuttershaft.
NOTE: The cuttershaft must remain supported while changing bearings.
4.
Remove outboard fender.
5.
Remove fasteners securing bearing and housing assembly to cutterhousing; then remove bearing and
housing assembly.
NOTE: There are two tapped holes in the housing which can be used to pull bearing and housing assembly out
by using special tool No. 701627.
6.
Using a jack to align parts, install bearing and housing assembly to cutter unit and make certain that
bearing setscrew is located in keyway on cuttershaft. Grease bearing and install cap over fitting.
If only the outboard bearing and housing assembly is to be replaced, proceed as follows:
A.
Remove jack and check shaft rotation
B.
Reinstall knives which were removed
C.
Reinstall outboard fender
D.
Remove supports
E.
Lower unit to ground and test unit
If the inboard (drive) bearing is to be replaced, proceed to step 7.
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MAINTENANCE
Cuttershaft Bearing Replacement (cont’d)
Inboard (Drive) Bearing - Figure Mnt-FL-0023 and Mnt-FL-0020.
7.
Remove belt guard.
8.
Remove spring from idler arm.
9.
Remove extension shaft housing mounting bracket fasteners at the cutterhousing. Pivot mounting
bracket assembly and remove drive belt.
10.
Remove fasteners that secure pulley to cuttershaft. Remove pulley and key.
11.
Remove fasteners securing inboard bearing and housing assembly to cutterhousing; then, remove
bearing and housing assembly.
NOTE: There are two tapped holes in the housing which can be used to pull bearing and housing assembly out
by using special tool No. 701627.
12.
Using a jack to align parts, install inboard bearing and housing assembly to cutter unit. Grease bearing
and install cap over fitting.
13.
Reinstall key and pulley. Secure with cuttershaft fasteners.
14.
Remove jack and check shaft rotation. Reinstall knives which were removed.
15.
Reinstall drive belts then secure motor mounting bracket to cutterhousing.
16.
Reinstall idler arm spring.
17.
Reinstall belt guard
18.
Remove supports, lower unit to ground and test unit. Reinstall outboard fender, if not already installed.
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Cuttershaft Replacement
NOTE: It is recommended that cuttershaft bearing and housing assemblies be replaced when replacing
cuttershaft.
1. Place unit on the ground or securely support at a convenient height.
3. Install new bearing and housing assemblies.
Changing to Forward or Reverse Rotation
To change direction of cuttershaft rotation, three left hand parts are required. A belt guard, an outboard bearing
plate and a idler pulley arm. (Consult parts list for these part numbers). Remove the cuttershaft and turn 180°.
Remove the gearbox cuttershaft drive pulley and outboard bearing plate, (using the proper bearing plate)
mount the plate to opposite side mower housing. Remove the four bolts that mount the gearbox and rotate
gearbox 180° to new position. Install cuttershaft pulley, gearbox output pulley, idler arm pulley assembly, and
belt. REPLACE EXISTING BELT GUARD WITH PROPER GUARD.
Replacing Cutter Unit Knives
The cutter knives are attached to the cutter shaft with hardened pin and cotter pins. These pins are supplied
with the knife kit. To remove existing knives, remove and discard these pins and install new knives using new
pins. See Figure ASM-FL-0047
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2. Remove cuttershaft bearing and housing assemblies as outlined above. After removing both assemblies,
the cuttershaft can be removed and a new one installed. It may be necessary to remove two sets of knives
nearest the drive end of cuttershaft.
MAINTENANCE
General Information on Flail Mower Vibration
FLAIL MOWERS - INFORMATION BULLETIN NO. 5
Excessive Vibration
MAINTENANCE
Vibration is a MONSTER and if allowed to continue unchecked, can cause the complete break-up of a machine
in a very short time.
A properly operated Flail Mower will produce very little vibration. If vibration does occur, the mower should be
stopped and the trouble corrected, as warranty does not cover failures resulting from continued
operation after something happens to cause the mower to vibrate excessively.
Vibration is caused by a rotating part which is out of balance. This could be the cutter shaft or, on those models
having a universal slip joint assembly drive shaft, from the drive shaft.
If the two extreme ends of the drive shaft, (the splined yokes which fit on the tractor power take off shaft and
on the mower gear box driven shaft), are not parallel, vibration will be evident. This is because of the
mechanics of a universal drive wherein the rotational speed through a universal joint is not uniform. If the ends
of a universal drive shaft are parallel, the uneven rotation effect is cancelled out and the machine being driven
will be driven at a uniform rate of speed. However, if the ends are not parallel, the uneven rotation effect may
be multiplied, resulting in a speeding up and slowing down of the entire mower system (gear box, extension
shaft, pulleys, belt, and cutter shaft) each revolution. This effect can be readily noticed if the mower, while
running, is raised to an extreme height on the tractor lift.
For smoothest operation, the tilt of the mower should be adjusted (on a 3-point hitch, by adjusting the length of
the top link between the tractor and the mower) so that the ends of the drive shaft are parallel when the mower
is down in operating position. Raising the mower while running, to extreme heights on the lift should be
avoided.
To check where the vibration is originating, first be sure the ends of the universal drive shaft are parallel. Then,
if vibration is still present, remove the drive belt and run the mower. If vibration is still present, it most likely is
coming from and caused by a bent drive shaft. If so, the shaft should be replaced or straightened. If the
vibration is gone - the drive portion of the mower is running smoothly - then the vibration is probably coming
from the cutter shaft (it could be a pulley out of balance or a faulty belt with a varying cross section, but this is
not likely).
The cutter shaft will run out of balance if:
1.
Wire, rope, string, rags, etc., around the cutter shaft are holding the knives in a folded back
position. Remove such foreign objects and be sure all knives are free to swing to the extended
position.
2.
Knives are missing or broken. Replace missing or broken knives.
3.
Knife hanger lugs are broken off shaft. This condition usually results from continued operation in
contact with large hard objects where the knife hanger lugs themselves are hitting the hard objects.
Lugs should be replaced using arc welding equipment so as not to direct too much heat in one area of
the shaft.
4.
Cutter shaft ball bearings are worn enough to have radial “play” in them. Replace ball bearing and
other worn parts to eliminate “play”.
5.
Shaft is bent. The shafts are straight within a couple of thousandths of an inch when they are made. It
is possible that they will become bent in use, such as if the shaft is hooked on a stump while the tractor
is moving forward at good speed.
6.
Shafts are operated at improper speed. Rotating shafts have what is known as a natural period of
vibration. The same is true of the cutter shafts on the Flail Mowers.
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The actual speed at which the harmonic will occur will vary with each mower and each installation. To avoid
this harmonic vibration when operating the mower, it may be necessary to adjust the engine speed of the
tractor up or down.
Some units have a harmonic which occurs below the nominal operating speed. On these units, it will be noticed
that there is always a little vibration at a particular RPM as the mower is being sped up to operating speed. This
occurs as the shaft passes through its normal harmonic vibration point. As long as the mower is opened at the
proper speed, then harmonic vibration will not be an issue.
The chart lists the correct tightening torque for fasteners. When bolts are to be tightened or replaced, refer to
this chart to determine the grade of bolts and the proper torque except when specific torque values are
assigned in manual text.
RECOMMENDED TORQUE IN FOOT POUNDS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE MANUAL*
NOTE: These values apply to fasteners as received from supplier, dry or when lubricated with normal engine
oil. They do not apply if special graphited or molydisulphide greases or other extreme pressure lubricants are
used. This applies to both UNF fine and UNC coarse threads.
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Proper Torque For Fasteners
ALAMO-INDUSTRIAL
LIMITED WARRANTY
1.
2.
LIMITED WARRANTIES
1.01.
Alamo Industrial warrants for one year from the purchase date to the original non-commercial, governmental, or municipal
purchaser (“Purchaser”) and warrants for six months to the original commercial or industrial purchaser
1.02.
Manufacturer will replace for the Purchaser any part or parts found, upon examination at one of its factories, to be defective under
normal use and service due to defects in material or workmanship.
1.03.
This limited warranty does not apply to any part of the goods which has been subjected to improper or abnormal use, negligence,
alteration, modification, or accident, damaged due to lack of maintenance or use of wrong fuel, oil, or lubricants, or which has
served its normal life. This limited warranty does not apply to any part of any internal combustion engine, or expendable items such
as blades, shields, guards, or pneumatic tires except as specifically found
1.04.
Except as provided herein, no employee, agent, Dealer, or other person is authorized to give any warranties of any nature on behalf
of Manufacturer.
REMEDIES AND PROCEDURES.
2.01.
This limited warranty is not effective unless the Purchaser returns the Registration and Warranty Form to Manufacturer within 30
days of purchase.
2.02.
Purchaser claims must be made in writing to the Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) from whom Purchaser purchased the goods or an
approved Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) within 30 days after Purchaser learns of the facts on which the claim is based.
2.03.
Purchaser is responsible for returning the goods in question to the Dealer.
2.04.
If after examining the goods and/or parts in question, Manufacturer finds them to be defective under normal use and service due to
defects in material or workmanship, Manufacturer will:
(a)Repair or replace the defective goods or part(s) or
(b)Reimburse Purchaser for the cost of the part(s) and reasonable labor charges (as determined by Manufacturer) if Purchaser
paid for the repair and/or replacement prior to the final determination of applicability of the warranty by Manufacturer.
The choice of remedy shall belong to Manufacturer.
2.05.
3.
4.
Purchaser is responsible for any labor charges exceeding a reasonable amount as determined by Manufacturer and for returning
the goods to the Dealer, whether or not the claim is approved. Purchaser is responsible for the transportation cost for the goods or
part(s) from the Dealer to the designated factory.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
3.01.
MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS (EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN) AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH
RESPECT TO THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
3.02.
MANUFACTURER MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN, CAPABILITY, CAPACITY, OR SUITABILITY FOR USE OF THE
GOODS.
3.03.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, MANUFACTURER SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO PURCHASER OR
ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE
CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE GOODS OR ANY
BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. NOT WITHSTANDING THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND WARRANTIES, MANUFACTURER’S
LIABILITY HEREUNDER FOR DAMAGES INCURRED BY PURCHASER OR OTHERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE OF
THE GOODS.
3.04.
NO ACTION ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIMED BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR TRANSACTIONS UNDER THIS WARRANTY
MAY BE BROUGHT MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS OCCURRED.
MISCELLANEOUS.
4.01.
Proper Venue for any lawsuits arising from or related to this limited warranty shall be only in Guadalupe County, Texas.
4.02.
Manufacturer may waive compliance with any of the terms of this limited warranty, but no waiver of any terms shall be deemed to be
a waiver of any other term.
4.03.
If any provision of this limited warranty shall violate any applicable law and is held to be unenforceable, then the invalidity of such
provision shall not invalidate any other provisions herein.
4.04.
Applicable law may provide rights and benefits to purchaser in addition to those provided herein.
KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS
ATTENTION: Purchaser should fill in the blanks below for his reference when buying repair parts and/or for proper machine identification when
applying for warranty.
Servis-Rhino Implement Model
Serial Number
Date Purchased
Dealer
ATTENTION:
READ YOUR OPERATOR'S MANUAL
ALAMO INDUSTRIAL
An Alamo Group Company
Post Office Drawer 549
Seguin, Texas 78156
830-379-1480
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
To keep your implement running efficiently and safely, read your manual thoroughly and follow these directions and
the Safety Messages in this Manual. The Table of Contents clearly identifies each section where you can easily find
the information you need.
The OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (1928.51 Subpart C) makes these minimum safety requirements of tractor operators:
REQUIRED OF THE OWNER:
1. Provide a Roll-Over-Protective Structure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and
2. Provide Seatbelts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
3. Ensure that each employee uses such Seatbelt while the tractor is moving; and
4. Ensure that each employee tightens the Seatbelt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected
area provided by the ROPS.
REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR
1. Securely fasten seatbelt if the tractor has a ROPS.
2. Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.
3. Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
4. Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
5. Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.
6. Do not permit others to ride.
7. Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.
8. Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
9. 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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