Alamo SR14 Brush Cutter User Manual

SR20/ SR14
FLEX-WING MECHANICAL LEVEL
LIFT ROTARY CUTTER / SHREDDER
Published 10/03
Effective Serial No. SR20-11310 Through Current
Part No.00763403C
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.
RHINO®
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TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
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 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. The use of "will-fit" parts will void
your warranty and can cause catastrophic failure with possible injury or death.
BE SAFE!
BE ALERT!
BE ALIVE!
BE TRAINED
before operating
the Mower!
Safety Training
Makes the Difference
In order to reduce accidents and enhance the safe operation of mowers, Alamo Group Ag Division, 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 Ag 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 Group Ag.
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 Group Ag. Division is willing to provide
one (1) AEM Mower Safety Practices Video
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION ...................................................................................................................................... 1-1
Safety Information ................................................................................................................................. 1-2
Safety Decal Location ........................................................................................................................... 1-13
Safety Decal Description ....................................................................................................................... 1-14
Federal Laws And Regulations ............................................................................................................. 1-19
INTRODUCTION SECTION ......................................................................................................................... 2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION ................................................................................................................................ 3-1
Blade Carrier and Blades ...................................................................................................................... 3-2
Tongue ................................................................................................................................................... 3-3
Level Rod ............................................................................................................................................... 3-3
Wing Section ......................................................................................................................................... 3-4
Hose Bracket ........................................................................................................................................ 3-4
Level Lift Axle ........................................................................................................................................ 3-5
Axle Adjustment Rod ............................................................................................................................ 3-6
Center Axle Hydraulic Cylinder ............................................................................................................. 3-6
Wing Section Hydraulic Cylinder .......................................................................................................... 3-7
Tires & Wheels ...................................................................................................................................... 3-7
Spring Stop ............................................................................................................................................ 3-9
Baffle Assembly .................................................................................................................................... 3-9
Rubber Deflectors .................................................................................................................................. 3-10
Chain Guard ........................................................................................................................................... 3-11
Counter Weight Attachment ................................................................................................................. 3-11
Driveline Assembly ................................................................................................................................ 3-12
Shields ................................................................................................................................................... 3-13
Three Spool Control Valve ...................................................................................................................... 3-14
OPERATION SECTION ............................................................................................................................... 4-1
MAINTENANCE SECTION .......................................................................................................................... 5-1
Lubrication ............................................................................................................................................. 5-2
Tongue ................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Gearboxes ............................................................................................................................................. 5-3
Drivelines ............................................................................................................................................... 5-4
Protective Shielding ............................................................................................................................... 5-5
Blades ................................................................................................................................................... 5-9
Blade Carrier .......................................................................................................................................... 5-11
Slip Clutch ............................................................................................................................................. 5-11
Hydraulic Hoses .................................................................................................................................... 5-12
Skid Shoes ............................................................................................................................................ 5-12
Storage .................................................................................................................................................. 5-13
Torque Chart .......................................................................................................................................... 5-13
Gearbox Assembly & Disassembly ....................................................................................................... 5-14
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SAFETY
SECTION
Safety Section 1-1
SAFETY
SAFETY
A safe and 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 mower. 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 safely and 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.
CAUTION!
The lowest level of Safety Message; warns of possible injury. Decals
located on the Equipment with this Signal Word are Black and Yellow.
WARNING!
Serious injury or possible death! Decals are Black and Orange.
DANGER!
Imminent death/critical injury. Decals are Red and White. (SG-1)
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Safety Section 1-2
SAFETY
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety
(SG-2)
PELIGRO!
Si no lee Ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea
para que le traduzca las medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
DANGER!
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 too
operate the Tractor and Implement without supervision. Make sure
the operator has fully read and understood the manuals prior to
operation. (SG-4)
WARNING!
¡LEA EL
INSTRUCTIVO!
Always maintain the safety decals in good readable condition. If the
decals are missing, damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement decals immediately. (SG-5)
WARNING!
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)
WARNING!
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved
roll-over-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)
WARNING!
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)
DANGER!
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always engage the brake and/or set the
tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the engine,
remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the tractor shift
lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor from rolling.
Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine is running.
Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only.
(SG-9)
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Safety Section 1-3
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.
SAFETY
SAFETY
DANGER!
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death.
(SG-10)
DANGER!
Never allow children to operate or ride on the Tractor or Implement.
(SGM-11)
WARNING!
Do not mount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount the
Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped.
(SG-12)
DANGER!
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)
DANGER!
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)
DANGER!
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil leaking. Oil is
expensive and its presence could present a hazard. Do not check for
leaks with your hand! Use a piece of heavy paper or cardboard. Highpressure oil streams from breaks in the line could penetrate the skin
and cause tissue damage including gangrene. 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 Section 1-4
SAFETY
WARNING!
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 thrown by the
equipment.
(SG-16)
SAFETY
CAUTION!
WARNING!
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)
Transport only at safe speeds. Serious accidents and injuries can
result from operating this equipment at unsafe 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 safe
transport speeds for you and the equipment. Make sure you abide
by the following rules:
1. 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 safe transport speed for
you and this Equipment.
2. Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed
through the turn only after you determine that it is safe to operate
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 safe turning speed for you and this
equipment before operating on roads or uneven ground.
3. Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds that you
have determined are safe and which allow you to properly control the
equipment.
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. When operating in traffic always use the Tractor’s flashing
warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
andwatch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
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Safety Section 1-5
SAFETY
SAFETY
WARNING!
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in motion
or while tractor engine is running. Make sure the tractor engine is off before working on the
Implement! (SG-20)
WARNING!
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)
WARNING!
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturers
instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other
chemical agent. (SG-22)
DANGER!
Never run the tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The exhaust
fumes can be hazardous to your health.
(SG-23)
DANGER!
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death.
(SG-24)
DANGER!
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)
WARNING!
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)
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Safety Section 1-6
SAFETY
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement. Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely. Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication
must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the
medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment
safely. NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment
when their alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or
death to the operator or others could result if the operator is under
the influnce of drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
DANGER!
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)
WARNING!
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 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 this type
of items discontinue mowing.
(SGM-1)
DANGER!
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this
Mower. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in heavy brush
and in heavy weeds. The Blades of this Mower can throw objects if
shields are not properly installed and maintained. Serious injury or
even death may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the
operator, bystanders, or passersby in the area. Do not operate this
machine with anyone in the immediate area. Stop mowing if anyone
is within 100 yards of mower. (SGM-2)
DANGER!
DANGER!
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including
(but not limited to) - the Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel
Guards, Gearbox Shields, PTO integral shields , and
Retractable Door Shields should be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety devices
should be inspected carefully at least daily for missing
or broken components. Missing, broken, or worn items
must be replaced at once to reduce the possibility of
injury or death from thrown objects, entanglement, or
blade contact. (SGM-3)
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)
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Safety Section 1-7
SAFETY
DANGER!
SAFETY
SAFETY
WARNING!
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-5)
WARNING!
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-6)
WARNING!
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the tractor and
mower. Safe mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass type,
density, and height of cut. Normal ground speed range is from 0 to 5 mph.
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-7)
WARNING!
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-8)
WARNING!
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped and
(SGM-9)
the decks are securely blocked up.
DANGER!
Replace bent or broken blade with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO
STRAIGHTEN OR WELD ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY
CRACK OR OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN
BLADES. (SGM-10)
WARNING!
Mow only in conditions where you have clear visibilities in daylight or
with adequate artificial lighting. Never mow in darkness or foggy
conditions where you cannot clearly see at least 100 yards 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, gas lines, debris, and foreign objects.
If you do not have clear and safe visibility discontinue mowing. (SGM11)
WARNING!
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the Tractor
and Mower. Safe mowing speed depends on terrain condition and
grass type, density, and height of cut. Normal ground speed range is
from 0 to 5 mph. Use slow mowing speeds when operating on or near
steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power lines,
gas lines or when debris, and foreign objects are to be avoided. (SGM12)
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Safety Section 1-8
SAFETY
Avoid mowing in the 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 in the reverse direction that you have not inspected and removed
debris or foreign material. (SGM-13)
DANGER!
Rotary Mowers are capable under adverse conditions
of throwing objects for great distances (100 yards or
more) and causing serious injury or death. Follow
safety
messages
carefully
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Bands are installed
and in good, workable condition;
-Mower sections or Wings are running close to and parallel to the
ground without exposed Blades;
-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 be struck by the blades, the area should be: inspected
and large debris removed, mowed at an intermediate height, inspected,
closely with any remaining debris being removed, and mowed again
at desired final height. (This will also reduce power requiredto mow,
reduce wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut material
better, eliminate streaking, and make the final cut more uniform.)
(SRM-1)
DANGER!
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before
performing service on the Mower. Never work on the Mower with the
tractor PTO driveline connected and running. Blades or Drivelines could
turn without warning and cause immediate entanglement, injury or death.
(SRM-3)
DANGER!
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 inpossible injury
from the separated Driveline sections. (SRM-4)
WARNING!
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-7)
WARNING!
Never leave Tractor and Implemented 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)
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Safety Section 1-9
SAFETY
WARNING!
SAFETY
SAFETY
WARNING!
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-5)
CAUTION!
To prevent tipping of implement when stored in folded position, use
carrying wheels or adequate stands on center frame. (S3PT-6)
DANGER!
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this
Implement as in all power-driven or pulled equipment. REMEMBER!
This machine is often operated in rough terrain conditions that include tall
grass, weeds, gullies, holes, slopes, hidden obstructions and the like.
Serious injury or even death may occur unless care is taken to assure the
safety of the operator and bystanders in the area. Do not operate this
machine with anyone in the immediate area. (S3PT-7)
DANGER!
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)
WARNING!
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-9)
WARNING!
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.
(3PT-10)
“Wait a minute...Save a life!”
DANGER!
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-1)
DANGER!
When the Wings are folded for transport, the center of gravity is raised
and the possibility of overturn is increased. Drive slowly and use
extremecaution 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-2)
DANGER!
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-3)
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Safety Section 1-10
SAFETY
Never unhitch without using the Tongue Jack. The Tongue is
very heavy. Attempting to lift the Tongue without using the Tongue
Jack could cause strains or other injury. Allowing the tongue to fall
suddenly and unexpectedly could result in crushing injury. Use
the Tongue Jack for lifting the mower only. Overloading the
Tongue Jack can cause failure with possible serious bodily injury
or even death. (STI-4)
CAUTION!
On a fully-assembled unit, do not remove the Wing Retaining Strap
until hoses are attached to the tractor and the Wing Cylinders are
filled with oil. Lower the Wings slowly and carefully. Keep bystanders away during operations. (STI-5)
WARNING!
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-6)
WARNING!
WARNING!
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of equipment and grass fires
while operating, servicing, and repairing the Mower and Tractor:
-Equip the Tractor with a fire extinguisher in an accesible location.
-Do Not operate the Mower on a Tractor with an underframe exhaust.
-Do Not smoke or have an open flame near the Mower and Tractor.
-Do Not drive into burning debris or freshly burnt areas.
-Ensure slip clutches are properly adjusted to prevent excessive slippage
and plate heating.
-Never allow clippings or debris to collect near drivelines, slip clutches,
and gearboxes. Periodically shut down the Tractor and Mower and clean
clippings and collected debris from the mower deck. (SGM-12)
Do not mow with two machines in the same area except with Cab tractors with the windows closed.
(SGM-11)
DANGER!
Replace bent or broken blade with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STRAIGHTEN OR WELD
ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY CRACK OR OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE
WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN BLADES.
(SGM-10)
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Safety Section 1-11
SAFETY
WARNING!
SAFETY
SAFETY
PARTS INFORMATION
Servis-Rhino 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 ServisRhino 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 Servis-Rhino mower parts for economy and safety.
(SPRM-1)
SEE YOUR SERVIS-RHINO DEALER
In addition to the design and configuration of this Implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment,
hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer also to
Safety Messages and operation instruction in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor and Equipment
Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor and Equipment. (SG-18)
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SAFETY
NOTE: Rhino supplies safety decals on this product to
promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may occur
while in shipping, use, or reconditioning. Rhino cares about
the safety of its customers, operators, and bystanders,
and will replace the safety decals on this product in the
field, free of charge (Some shipping and handling charges
may apply). Contact your Rhino dealer to order
replacement decals.
32
33
SAFETY
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28
26
29
13
4
3
Counterweight
For two-section
Cutter
11
For two-section Cutter Only
21
9
18
16
22
26
27
4
21
17
25
5
36
24
35
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4
8
12
3
3
4
19
20
3
15
26
26
22
24
19
14
22
24
14
14
2
7
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2
7
SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
12
00725746
00753840
00756004
00756005
00769736
00756059
00769737
00756494
00760657
999403
D103
D114
03200347
1458392
1458393
00763613
00763977
D102
D137
D138
D302
D303
00757768
00766722
nfs
00771283
02977417
00776031
00766693C
10058000
00024100
02959924
00749117
00773723
1
2(1)
1((3))
1((3))
1
1
2 (1)
1
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0(1)
[1]
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LEVEL
DESCRIPTION
PELIGRO
DANGER
DANGER
DANGER
WARNING
WARNING
DANGER
DANGER
IMPORTANT
DANGER
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
REFLECT
REFLECT
REFLECT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
LOGO
L.NAME
NAME
NAME
SER. PLT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
-----------------------------------------------------------------DANGER
PELIGRO
Get Manual Translated
Folding Wings
Driveline Shield Missing; Do Not Operate
Rotating Driveline, Entanglement
Use/Repair Shields & Guards, Rotary
Oil Leak Detection, Skin Penetration
Cutting Blades, Thrown Objects, Rotary
Driveline Hazards
RHINO Repair Parts
Overturn of Two-Section Flex
540 RPM
1000 RPM
SMV Emblem
Red Reflective
Amber Reflective
Slip Clutch Adjustment
Notice to Owner
PTO-to-Drawbar Hole Adjustment
CCW Blade Rotation
CW Blade Rotation
RHINO 4-7/8 x 6-1/2
RHINO TYPE, 4-3/8 x 16-3/4
SR20
SR14
SR20 Serial Plate
5-Year Gearbox Warranty
Operators Manual Inside
Canister, Operators Manual
Operators Manual
Bolt
Flatwasher
Locknut
Multi-Hazard
Rotating Driveline Translation
* Furnished by Tractor Manufacturer
( ) For Two-Section unit only
(( )) Installed by Driveline Manufacturer
[ ] Use one or the other
SR 20 & SR14 Decal Sheet
00773384
00773383
00776558
00776569
00776574
00776677
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Center Section
Divider Shield
Right Wing
Left Wing
Right Wing
Counter Balance
SR20
SR20
SR14
SR14
Safety Section 1-14
R 04-23-02
SAFETY
17- - 00763977
10 - - 02967827
SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER
14 - - 99203 RED REFLECTOR
15 - - 99204 YELLOW REFLECTOR
25 -- SERIAL PLATE
9- - 00760657
12- - D114
16--00763613
12- - D103
1- - 00725746
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SAFETY
27-- 02977417
SAFETY
SAFETY
5- - 00769736
19- - D137
20- - D138
8- - 00756494
9A- -00773723
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6- - 00756059
Safety Section 1-16
SAFETY
SAFETY
4- - 00756005
2- - 00753840
11- - 999403
23- - 99101
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22- - D303
Safety Section 1-17
3- - 00756004
SAFETY
SAFETY
SR20 SR14
24-- 00766722
24-- 00757768
21- - D302
18- - D102
FOR
AIRPLANE
TIRE -00762608
26 -- 00771283
7-- 00769737
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R 04-23-02
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.
This Act Seeks:
“...to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful
working conditions and to preserve our human resources...”
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 mowing if bystanders or passerbys come within 100 yards.
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
Employer-Employee Operator Regulations
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
INTRODUCTION
SECTION
Introduction Section
2-1
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Note: Single wheels shown
are used for row-crop shredding
Your SR 20 is a medium-duty Cutter designed primarily for weed and grass control, brush up to 2" diameter,
and shredding row crops such as cotton and corn stalks. With proper maintenance as described in this
manual, your Cutter will provide you with years of dependable service with a minimum of repairs.
It is recommended that all operators of this implement read this manual or be instructed of its contents as
to safety, proper operation, and maintenance before beginning operation.
Your SR 20 has been assembled for operation with a specific tractor PTO input speed, either 540 or 1000
RPM. Should you desire to change PTO input speed, contact your local Servis-Rhino dealer who will assist
you in performing the necessary modifications. A different Driveline and set of Gears are required. Refer
to the Parts Section for Gearbox details. This machine is designed for use with tractors rated 75HP (56kW)
to 100 HP (75kW) for 540 RPM drive and a maximum of 140 HP (105kW) for 1000 RPM drive.
When ordering parts for the Gearboxes and the Drivelines, be sure to specify the PTO speed (540 or 1000
RPM) and the serial number. The serial number is located outside of the right Tongue attaching Plate on
the center Mainframe section.
Chain Guards are extra equipment. Deflectors, Driveline Integral Shields and Gearbox Shields are
standard equipment and to be used at all times.
To place the warranty into effect, fill out the warranty card in full, giving all the requested information, and
mail promptly. Be sure to give the serial number of this Cutter.
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Introduction Section
2-2
ASSEMBLY
SECTION
Assembly Section
3-1
ASSEMBLY
Set up cutter as received from factory with these instructions. Refer to Parts Listing Section for further
information when necessary.
Select a suitable working area. Open parts box and lay out parts to make location easy. Refer to parts listing
and exploded view drawings in the Parts Listing Section and the packing list.
Cut all wire ties, including those on blades if present.
This cutter is shipped partially assembled. Assembly will be easier if components are aligned and loosely
assembled before tightening hardware. Refer to Torque Chart when tightening hardware.
Position Center Section on a flat surface. Elevate approximately 10 inches from ground to permit the
installation of Wing Sections.
ASSEMBLY
BLADE CARRIER AND BLADES
The Frame sections are shipped from the factory without the Blades attached to the Blade Carrier to
prevent damage to Blades and Blade Carrier. Optional Flat or Fan Blades are available.
WARNING
Do not install Blades or do any work under the Cutter sections unless the section(s) are
safely and securely blocked or latched in place.
The Blade Bolts must be tightened to 350 ft. lbs. torque before operating. NOTE: Blade Bolts have left-hand
threads.
To insure proper installation, check to see that Blade cutting surfaces are correct for counterclockwise
rotation on the Center Section and on the Left Wing Blade Carrier. See FIGURE 1. (Clockwise on Right
Wing)
Blade Carrier
Right Wing Shown
NOTE: Cutting Edge
for Clockwise Rotation
FIGURE 1
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ASSEMBLY
TONGUE ATTACHMENT
To assemble the tongue (FIGURE 2). Align the lugs of the tongue with the top holes of the mainframe hitch
plate (1). Insert the pivot pin (2) and fasten with 2 - 3/8" x 1 1/4" bolt (3) and 3/8" locknut (4). To assemble
the control rod insert a jam nut to the short rod (5), then insert the short rod (5) into the long rod (6). Align
the hole of the short control rod (5) to the top hole of the center lug on the mainframe (7). Insert pin and lock
with cotter pins. Align the hole of the long rod (6) to the clevis hitch (8) and insert pin with cotter pin (9).
Attach the Safety Chain (14) by looping it through the hole on the tongue and the largest link on the chain.
Make certain to securely attach the hook end to the tractor when transporting.
6
5
7
2,3,4
1
8
11,12,13
9
FIGURE 2. Tongue Assembly/Level Rod Assembly
LEVEL ROD ASSEMBLY
Lay Long Level Rods (10) on Center Section frame tube and attach to Tongue with Level Rod Pins (11), washers
(12), and cotter pins (13) shown in FIGURE 2 above. Attach Jam Nuts (5) and Adjusting Nuts (6) to the Long
Level Rods. Install Short Level Rods to Adjusting Nuts. Measure and adjust to the same length. Then attach the
Short Level Rods to the Rear Axle with Level Rod Pins, washers, and cotter pins. FIGURE 3 below.
1
Note: Control Rods must have
same tension on them at all times.
They can be checked by tone with
a hammer. Carefully tap each
control rod, and loosen or tighten
the adjusting nuts as necessary
until the tones from each control
rod sound the same.
2
FIGURE 3. Short Level Rod Attachment To Axle
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ASSEMBLY
10
14
ASSEMBLY
WING SECTIONS ATTACHMENTS
While the Center Section is still solidly blocked, attach the Wing Sections (1) in the horizontal plane. Using Hinge
Pins (2), attach the Right and Left Wing Sections to the Center Sections.
NOTE: Wing Sections may require slight lifting after the Hinge Pin is started to aid pin installation.
Lock the Wing Sections in place with the Hinge Pins. Insert 5/16" x 1-1/2" bolt (3) and locknut (4) at the end of
each of the Hinge Pins and tighten securely. FIGURE 4.
4
ASSEMBLY
1
2
3
FIGURE 4. Wing Sections Attachments
HOSE BRACKET ATTACHMENT
Hose Brackets are attached in the front and rear of the cutter. The Front Hose Bracket (1) attaches to the Hose
Bracket Mounting on the right side of the tongue mount (2) with Bolt (3), Washer (4) and Nut (5). The Rear Hose
Bracket (6) mounts to the Lower Center Axle Spring Mount (7) with Bolt and Locknut (8) FIGURE 5.
1
3
6
4
8
2
7
5
FIGURE 5. Hose Bracket mounting
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Assembly Section 3-4
ASSEMBLY
CENTER SECTION
7
2
11
4
3
5
1
6
5
10
4
8
11
FIGURE 6. Center and Right Wing Level Lift Axle Attachment
LEVEL LIFT AXLE ATTACHMENT (FIGURE 6)
Attach the Center Level Lift Axle (1) to the Center Section (2) with the Center Pins (3), Bolts (4), and Nuts (5).
The Wing Level Lift Axles (6,7) are attached to the Wing Sections (8,9) with the Wing Pins (10), Bolts (4) and
Nuts (5). Install the Grease Fittings (11) on the ends of the Wing Pins, and on the bearings of the Center
Section Axle (1)
To attach an axle to a section:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Align the axle tube pivots in the hinge area on the section.
Insert the Pin thru the hinge plate, the tube pivot and make it come to rest on the other hinge plate
Turn the Pin to align to the bolt hole as necessary and attach with nut and bolt
Note the lube points on the Hinge pins and lubricate as per the Maintenance Section.
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Assembly Section 3-5
ASSEMBLY
9
ASSEMBLY
AXLE ADJUSTMENT ROD ATTACHMENT
Attach the Axle Adjustment Rod w/Bushings (1) to the Center Axle (2) and Wing Axle (3) with bolts and locknuts
(4). Install Spacers (5) as shown. FIGURE 7.
1
3
4
ASSEMBLY
4
5
2
FIGURE 7. Axle Adjustment Rod Attachment
NOTE: Wing in upright position
CENTER AXLE HYDRAULIC CYLINDER ATTACHMENT
Install the clevis rod end (1) of the 8" stroke Hydraulic Cylinder to the lug on the Center Axle (2). The clevis base
fastens between the flats on Spring Assembly (3) on the Center Section. FIGURE 8.
1
2
3
FIGURE 8. Center Axle Hydraulic Cylinder Attachment
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Assembly Section 3-6
ASSEMBLY
WING SECTION HYDRAULIC CYLINDER ATTACHMENT
Mount the 14" stroke Hydraulic Cylinder butt clevis to the upright lugs on the Center Section and the rod end to
lugs on wing. Make sure the ports of the Hydraulic Cylinder are facing upwards. Keep the ports capped until the
hoses are attached to the tractor and are ready to attach to the cylinder ports. Make certain that the Restrictor ,(A)
in FIGURE 9, is installed properly on the gland end of the Hydraulic Cylinders to prevent fast lowering of the wings.
Install the Transport Bars to retain the Wing Sections in the upright position for transport on roads and highways.
When in transport keep the Center Section as low to the ground as possible to increase stability but high enough
to prevent the Skid Shoes from dragging.
A
TRANSPORT BAR
TIRES AND WHEELS
Before installing any tires and wheels make certain the Cutter is jacked up high enough and is securely
supported. When installing the Wheel and Tire, be sure the flat side of the lug nut is against the Wheel.
There are only three types of tires that can be used on this cutter DO NOT USE ANY OTHER TYPE OF
TIRE OR WHEEL, such as automotive tires and rims. DO NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM SPEED FOR
EACH TYPE OF TIRE. As excessive speed can cause damage to the machine, tire, and wheel.
When installing Sectional Tires and Wheels note the direction of travel and the curvature of rubber
segments in the tire and install as shown in FIGURE 10. Do not exceed 15 M.P.H. on Sectional Tires.
When removing Airplane Tires or Rib Implement Tires, let all of the air out of the tire before removing lug
nuts or wheel bolts. Do not exceed 20 M.P.H. on Airplane or Rib Implement Tires.
Decal for Airplane tire.
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Assembly Section 3-7
ASSEMBLY
FIGURE 9. Wing Section Hydraulic Cylinder Attachment.
ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
FIGURE 10. Wheel Attachment
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Assembly Section 3-8
ASSEMBLY
SPRING STOP ATTACHMENT
The Spring Stop is assembled to the stop bracket (1) with the 1/2" x 5 1/2" capscrew (2) inserted thru the
stop (3) , spring (4) and locknut (5). FIGURE 11.
4
5
FIGURE 11. Spring Stop Attachment
3
2
1
The Center Baffle (1) is attached to the left side of the Center Section with Bolts (2), Washers (3) and Nuts
(4) as shown in FIGURE 12. The Wing Baffles (1) are attached to the wings with Bolts (2), Washers (3) and
Nuts (4) as shown in FIGURE 13.
3
4
4
2
FIGURE 12. Center Baffle Attachment
3
3
4
2
1
3
2
FIGURE 13. Wing Baffle Attachment
2
1
3
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Assembly Section 3-9
4
ASSEMBLY
BAFFLE KIT ASSEMBLY (OPTIONAL)
ASSEMBLY
FRONT AND REAR DEFLECTORS(Standard Equipment) CHAINGUARDS(OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
at extra cost)(FIGURES 14-17)
DANGER Front and Rear rubber-fabric Deflectors are Standard Equipment and Front and Rear Chain Guards
are optional at extra cost. One type of guard must be installed (and maintained in good repair)
except for agricultural purposes only in areas where persons, vehicles, livestock, or other property
will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would prevent the
mower's reasonable performance of its assigned agricultural task.
DEFLECTORS: Front and rear Deflectors (Standard Equipment) are recommended for the average user and will
provide superior protection from thrown objects with proper operation under normal conditions. Deflectors must
be maintained in good repair or replace after no more than two inches of wear off lower edge.
ASSEMBLY
Attach the Center Front Deflector Brackets
(8,9,10) to the Center Section with the bolts
1/2" x 1-1/4” (5), locknuts (4), and
flatwashers (2). Fasten the Center Section
Front Rubber Deflectors (11) (FIGURE 14)
to these brackets with bolts 3/8" x 1” (1)
locknuts (4) flatwashers (2), and
woodwasher (3).
Attach the Front Wing Deflectors (13) to the
wing sections with the bolts 1/2" x 3-1/2”
(6) Whiz Nut Flanged (7), and retaining bars
(12).
Fasten the Rear Rubber Deflectors (6,8)
(FIGURE 15 & 16) to the Center Section
and Wing Sections with 1/2" x 1-1/4” bolts
(1), locknuts (2), and retaining bars (7,9).
Note that the Center Rear Deflector is
attached to the inside of the Center Section
with 1/2" x 1” Bolts (3), Locknuts (2), and
Washer (4) see the detail in FIGURE 16.
FIGURE 14. Front Rubber Deflector Attachment.
2,4
3
FIGURE 15. Rear Wing Section Deflector Attachment
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FIGURE 16. Rear Center Section
Deflector attachment
Assembly Section 3-10
ASSEMBLY
FRONT AND REAR DEFLECTORS (Standard Equipment) CHAINGUARDS ( OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT at
extra cost)(FIGURES 14-17)
CHAIN GUARDS: Front and Rear Chain Guards (Optional Equipment at extra cost) are recommended for
higher than normal usage (100 hours or more per year) and will provide protection from thrown objects with
careful operation. Chain Guards must be maintained in good repair by replacing missing or worn sections or by
replacing completely when worn or damaged.
The placement of the Chain Guards corresponds to the Rubber Deflector Attachment with the exception of
the Front Center Section see FIGURE 17. Attach all Chain Guards with bolts and locknuts specified in the
parts list.
3
4
6
1
5
FIGURE 17. Front Chainguard attachment
2
COUNTERWEIGHT ATTACHMENT (OPTION - Two Section Cutter)
For the two section cutter the Counterweight Attachment (1) must be installed to the left side of the Center
Section with the Hinge Pin and Retaining Pin (Follow the Wing Attachment in this section). Fill the Counter
Weight completely FULL of Concrete FIGURE 18. Attach the Skid Shoe (2) to the Counter Weight with the
Bolt (4), Nut (5) and Washer (6). Attach the Chainguard (3) to the Counter Weight with Flatwasher (6),
Lockwasher (7) and Nut (8). FIGURE 19
FIGURE 19. Counterweight
Chainguard Attachment
Fill With
Concrete
1
FIGURE 18. Counter Weight
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Assembly Section 3-11
ASSEMBLY
Attach chain bracket(1)
to center deck with
1/2" x 1-1/2" bolt
(2),locknut (3), and
washer (4) Individual
chain link (5) is held by
Chain Rod (6) see
FIGURE 17.
ASSEMBLY
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT
Remove Wing Nut holding Divider Gearbox Shield and raise Shield. Remove any tape from Gearbox shafts.
Attach the Slipclutch end of the Wing Driveline to the Divider Gearbox. Tighten bolts evenly to their proper
torque. FIGURE 19. Attach the clamp yoke end to the Wing Section Gearboxes by sliding the yoke to the
splined shaft on the Gearbox and tighten the bolts. Move yoke back and forth to make sure yoke is locked
in place. FIGURE 20. Install the Main Driveline with slide collar to the Divider Gearbox by sliding the collar
back while attaching the yoke to the splined shaft on the Divider gearbox. Check to make sure it is locked
in place.
ASSEMBLY
NOTE: Divider Gearbox Shield must be
in place to guard connecting yokes and
clutches.
WING DRIVELINE
SLIP CLUTCH END
MAIN DRIVELINE
FIGURE 19. Wing Driveline Clutch End Attachment
Figure 20.
Wing Driveline Clamp Yoke End Attachment
DRIVELINE CLAMP CONE YOKE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Loosen the yoke clamp cone with a 11/16” (17mm) wrench and
remove the cone from yoke. Slide yoke onto the shaft and align
hole for clamping cone with annular groove of gearbox shaft.
Reinstall cone and tighten (75 lb-ft torque). Push and pull the
driveline to ensure it is securely attached to the shaft. Regularly
check the driveline yoke to ensure a tight connection. To remove
the yoke, remove the connecting cone and pull yoke off the shaft.
If the cone cannot be easily removed by hand, drive it out from
the other side using a hammer and punch.
NOTE: The clamping cone is serviced only as a complete
assembly. Do not attempt to disassemble the clamping cone.
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Assembly Section 3-12
Driveline Yoke
11/16" Bolt End
Clamping Cone
R 12-06-01
ASSEMBLY
CANOPY SHIELDS
After final adjustment attach Canopy Shields over Divider Gearbox (FIGURE 22) , Secondary Gearbox (FIGURE
21).
CAUTION
Install all Canopy Shields over Torque Limiters and Drivelines and make certain they
remain installed at all times when operating this Cutter.
ASSEMBLY
FIGURE 21
FIGURE 22
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Assembly Section 3-13
ASSEMBLY
THREE SPOOL CONTROL VALVE INSTALLATION
ASSEMBLY
A Three-Spool Control Valve is available from your dealer for use with tractors having either an open or
closed center Hydraulic System. If a 3 spool valve bank is required assemble on bracket and install on
tractor fender at desired location. A Valve Mounting Kit is available as extra equipment which includes
fender bracket, fittings, hoses, and shield required to mount valve. Refer to Parts List Section 6-36. Install
Restrictors in Gland Ports in Wing Cylinders. To install the hydraulics from the Cutter to the Control Valve,
connect the Center Axle Lift Cylinder Hose to the Right Port on the Hydraulic Valve. Connect the Right Wing
Folding Cylinder Hose to the Center Port of the Hydraulic Valve. Connect the Left Wing Folding Cylinder
Hose to the Left Port of the Hydraulic Valve. Route each hose through front and rear hose brackets.
Remove plastic plug from Breather of Cylinder before operation.
INLET PORT
TO VALVE
OUTLET PORT TO
RESERVOIR
THREE SPOOL
CONTROL VALVE
FRONT HOSE
BRACKET
REAR HOSE
BRACKET
AXLE LIFT
CYLINDER
RESTRICTOR
RESTRICTOR
LEFT WING LIFT CYLINDER
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RIGHT WING LIFT CYLINDER
Assembly Section 3-14
OPERATION
SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
OPERATION
RHINO SR14/SR20 ROTARY MOWER
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Rhino SR14/SR20 rotary mowers are manufactured with quality material by skilled workers. These mowers are
designed to cut grass, weeds, crop stalks, small brush and other vegetative material up to 2-1/2” diameter. The
mower is equipped with protective deflectors and/or chain guards to prevent objects being thrown from the mower
by the blades, however, no shielding is 100% effective. All shields, guards, deflectors, and chains equipped on the
unit must be maintained on the mower in good operational condition.
It is the operator’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of all potential operating hazards and to take every reasonable
precaution to ensure oneself, others, animals, and property are not injured or damaged by the mower, tractor, or a
thrown object. Do not operate the mower if passersby, pets, livestock, or property are within 300 feet 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 flex-wing rotary mower and are not necessarily of a SR14/SR20 cutter. Some pictures may
show shields removed for picture clarity. NEVER OPERATE this implement without all shields in place and in
good operational condition. The operator must be familiar with the mower and tractor operation and all associated
safety practices before operating the mower and tractor. Proper operation of the mower, as detailed in this
manual, will help ensure years of safe and satisfactory use of the mower.
OPERATION
IMPORTANT: To avoid mower damage, retorque all bolts after the first 10 hours of operation. Retighten blade
carrier retaining nut on gearbox lower shafts to 400 ft. lbs..
MOWER STANDARD EQUIPMENT AND SPECIFICATIONS.................................................................4-4
(1) OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS....................................................................................................4-5
(2) TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS.......................................................................................................4-6
(2.1) ROPS and Seatbelt............................................................................................................4-6
(2.2) Tractor Safety Devices........................................................................................................4-6
(2.3) Tractor Horsepower............................................................................................................4-7
(2.4)
Drawbar............................................................................................................................4-7
(2.5)
Tractor Hydraulics.............................................................................................................4-7
(2.6) Front End Weight...............................................................................................................4-8
(2.7) Power Take Off (PTO).........................................................................................................4-8
(3) GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR........................................................................................4-9
(3.1) Boarding the Tractor...........................................................................................................4-9
(3.2) Dismounting the Tractor......................................................................................................4-9
(4) STARTING THE TRACTOR.........................................................................................................4-10
(5) CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR.........................................................................4-11
(5.1) Connecting the Mower Tongue to the Tractor........................................................................4-11
(5.2) Connecting Mower Hydraulic Lines to the Tractor..................................................................4-12
(6) SETTING THE MOWER.............................................................................................................4-13
(6.1) Setting Deck Height..........................................................................................................4-13
(6.2) Setting Deck Pitch............................................................................................................4-14
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OPERATION
(7) DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT..........................................................................................................4-15
(7.1) Driveline Length Check......................................................................................................4-15
(7.2) Constant Velocity (CV) Driveline.........................................................................................4-17
(8) PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE..........................................................................4-18
(8.1) Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service.............................................................................4-19
(8.2) Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service.............................................................................4-19
(9) DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER......................................................................................4-22
(9.1) Starting the Tractor............................................................................................................4-23
(9.2) Brake and Differential Lock Setting.....................................................................................4-23
(9.3) Operating the Mower Wings...............................................................................................4-24
(9.4) Driving the Tractor and Mower.............................................................................................4-25
(9.5) Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines...................................................................................4-26
(10) OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER...............................................................................4-27
(10.1) Foreign Debris Hazards...................................................................................................4-27
(10.2) Bystander/Passersby Precaution......................................................................................4-28
(10.3) Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO)..................................................................................4-29
(10.5) Operating the Mower........................................................................................................4-30
(10.6) Shutting Down the Mower................................................................................................4-33
(11) DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR...........................................................4-34
(12) MOWER STORAGE.................................................................................................................4-35
(13)
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER......................................................................4-36
(13.1) Transporting on Public Roadways....................................................................................4-38
(13.2) Hauling the Tractor and Mower..........................................................................................4-40
(14) TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE..................................................................................................4-41
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY SECTION OF THIS
MANUAL AND THE TRACTOR MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE TRACTOR AND MOWER. 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 cutter
and tractor.
DANGER!
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)
PELIGRO!
Si no lee Ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca
las medias de seguridad. (SG-3)
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INSTRUCTIVO!
OPERATION
(10.4) PTO RPM and Ground Speed...........................................................................................4-28
OPERATION
Standard Equipment and Specifications
OPERATION
SR20
Horsepower Required (Min.)....... 75 HP
Cutting Capacity (Diameter)........2”
Cutting Height............................2”-13”
Safety Deflectors*.......................Standard
Cutting Width............................240”
Transport Width.........................105”
Overall Width.............................248”
Overall Length............................203”
Blade Overlap.............................6”
Weight (Approximate)................ 5,885 lbs.
Wing Lift....................................Hydraulic
Wing Flex (Degrees)..................90° Up-22° Down
Jack Stand............................... Standard
Hitch........................................ Heavy-Duty Clevis
Blade Carrier..............................Pan or Bar
Gearbox Rating:**
Power Divider.......................180 HP
Center & Wings...................140 HP
Output Shaft Diameter............... 2-3/8”
Blade Tip Speed
Center 540 RPM................ 14,369 FPM
1000 RPM................15,062 FPM
Wings 540 RPM.................16,524 FPM
1000 RPM...............13,980 FPM
Driveline Size:
Main (44R or CV)................ Cat 5
Wings................................ Cat 5
Deck Thickness........................ 10 Gauge
Side Skirts............................... 1/4”x10-1/2”
Replaceable Skid Shoes............ Standard
SR14
75 HP
2”
2”-13”
Standard
162”
106”
170”
203”
6”
5,781 lbs.
Hydraulic
90° Up-22° Down
Standard
Heavy-Duty Clevis
Pan or Bar
180 HP
140 HP
2-3/8”
14,369 FPM
15,062 FPM
16,524 FPM
13,980 FPM
Cat 5
Cat 5
10 Gauge
1/4”x10-1/2”
Standard
*Safety Deflectors are standard equipment. Single and double chain guards are available
as extra equipment at extra cost. Servis-Rhino recommends mowers be equipped with
deflectors or double chain guards for all mowing purposes. Single chain guards may be
used for agriculture purposes only and are specifically not recommended for highway,
right-of-way, parks or greenbelt mowing.
**Ratings based on actual field performance.
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OPERATION
1. OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
Safe operation of the rotary mower is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and
understands both the mower and tractor Operator Manuals and is experienced in tractor and mower operations
and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual, safety message
decals are affixed to the mower and tractor. If any part of the operation and safe use of the mower and tractor is not
completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a full explanation.
Safe mower operation requires that the operator wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the job
conditions while connecting, operating, servicing and repairing the mower and tractor. PPE is designed to provide
operator protection from bodily injury and includes the following:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Protective eye glasses, goggles, or face shield
Hard hat
Steel toed safety footwear
Gloves
Hearing protection
Close fitting clothing
Respirator or filter mask
DANGER!
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
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OPERATION
2. TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
The tractor used to operate the mower must have the power capacity to lift, pull, and operate the Power Take Off
(PTO) at the mower’s rated speed while traveling at a ground speed between 2 and 5 MPH. Operating the mower
with a tractor that does not meet the following requirements may cause tractor or mower damage and be a
potential danger to the operator and passersby.
Tractor Requirements and Capabilities
OPERATION
¾ASAE approved Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or ROPS cab and seat belt.
¾Tractor Safety Devices...........................………Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting,
PTO master shield
¾Tractor Horsepower -Minimum .........................75 HP
-Maximum……..................540 RPM Unit - 100 HP; 1000 RPM Unit 140 HP
¾Drawbar......................................................... 14” length for 540 RPM unit; 16” length for 1000 RPM unit, if
mower is equipped with Pintle Hook (Optional Equipment)
drawbar length must be modified (see 2.4 Drawbar), rated to
carry weight of mower, safety chain attachment point
¾Hydraulics......................................................Minimum of 1 hydraulic port (extra 3-spool valve required).
Minimum 2 ports, 3 ports recommended if additional
3-spool control valve is not used.
¾Front End Weights..…………...........................As needed to maintain 20% weight on front axle
¾Power Take Off.....................……....................Operating speed and shaft size depends on operating speed
and driveline type of the mower.
2.1 ROPS and Seat Belt
A Roll-Over-Protective-Structure (ROPS) and seat belt are essential to protect the operator from falling off the
tractor, especially during a roll over where the driver could be crushed and killed. The ROPS and seat belt must be
used in conjunction with one another. Only operate the tractor with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt
fastened. Tractor models not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed
by an authorized tractor dealer.
WARNING!
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved roll-overprotective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or even death
could result from falling off the Tractor--particularly during a turnover when the
operator could be pinned under the ROPS. (SG-7)
2.2 Tractor Safety Devices
If transporting or operating the tractor and mower 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 mower. Never operate the tractor PTO with the
PTO master shield missing or in the raised position.
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OPERATION
2.3 Tractor Horsepower
The horsepower required to operate the mower depends on several operating factors including the vegetation to be
cut, terrain condition, operator experience, condition of the mower and tractor, and others. For most mowing
conditions, the SR14 and SR20 mower requires a tractor with a minimum of 75 HP. Operating the mower with a
tractor that does not have adequate power may damage the tractor engine. Exceeding 100 HP for a 540 RPM drive
and 140 HP for a 1000 RPM drive may cause mower damage by overpowering the unit in heavy cutting conditions.
2.4 Drawbar
The tractor drawbar must be positioned at a certain
length based on the operating speed of the mower for
proper driveline operation. If the mower is a 540 RPM
unit, position the drawbar length from shaft end to hitch
hole at 14”. For 1000 RPM mowers, set the drawbar
length at 16” for 21 spline 1-3/8” mowers and at 20” for
1-3/4” 20 spline mowers.
Tractor Drawbar Length
(Based on Mower Operating Speed)
14" (540 RPM 1-3/8”-6)
TONGUE
16" (1000 RPM 1-3/8”-21)
20” (1000 RPM 1-3/4”-20)
Ensure that the drawbar is rated to carry the tongue
weight of the mower.
DRAWBAR
A
Drawbar
Tongue
Pintle
Clevis
Pintle
Hook
Pintle Hook
Mount
Tongue
Cont. Rod
2.5 Tractor Hydraulics
The mower center section and each wing are positioned with hydraulic cylinders that are operated by the tractor
hydraulic pump. The tractor must have a minimum of 2 hydraulic control valves devoted to the mower unless the
tractor is fitted with a 3-spool control valve (extra equipment).
A 3-spool control valve is required if the tractor is equipped with a single valve and is recommended for those with
two valves so that the center section and each wing can be controlled independent of one another. Refer to the
Assembly Section of this manual for properly equipping the tractor with a 3-spool control valve. Tractors equipped
with three hydraulic ports can position the center section and each wing independently with no extra equipment.
If the tractor is equipped with only two hydraulic ports and a 3-spool control valve is not used, the wings cannot be
operated independently and will raise and lower at different speeds.
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OPERATION
PTO
Shaft
Pintle Hook Hitch-Optional Equipment
Drawbar length must be modified to obtain dimension
"A" (CV Driveline = 17" ± 2", Standard Driveline = 19 ±
2").
OPERATION
2.6 Front End Weight
A minimum of 20% total tractor weight must be maintained on the tractor front end at all times. Front end weight
is critical to maintain steering control and to prevent the tractor from rearing up while driving. If the front end is too
light, add weight until a minimum of 20% total weight is reached on the front tires. Front weights and weight
carriers can be purchased through an authorized tractor dealership.
2.7 Power Take Off (PTO)
Depending on the unit, the mower is designed to operate at a PTO speed of 540 or 1000 RPM. Most tractors
operate at either 540, or a combination of 540 and 1000 RPM PTO speeds. The operating speed of the mower and
tractor can be determined by the number of splines on the driveline yoke and PTO output shaft. Those operating
at 540 RPM will have a 1-3/8” diameter 6-spline shaft and those operating at 1000 RPM will have a 1-3/8” 21-spline
shaft or a 1-3/4” 20 spline shaft. Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for instructions to change PTO speeds on
models that operate at more than one speed.
OPERATION
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. An authorized tractor
dealer can provide the over-running clutch and its installation if needed.
WARNING!
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 Mower resulting in excessive
vibration, thrown objects, and blade and mower 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)
WARNING!
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Mower main 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 engaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor
PTO and the Mower driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation.
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OPERATION
3. GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR
Before getting onto the tractor, the operator must read and completely understand the mower and tractor operator
manuals. If any part of either manual is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete
explanation.
WARNING!
Do not mount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount the
Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped. (SG-12)
3.1 Boarding the Tractor
Use both hands and equipped handrails and steps for support when getting on the tractor. Never use tractor
control levers for support when mounting the tractor. Always seat yourself in the operator’s seat and fasten the
seatbelt. Only operate the tractor and mower with the ROPS in the raised position.
DANGER!
DANGER!
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 or ride on the Tractor or Implement.
(SG-11)
3.2 Dismounting the Tractor
Before dismounting, park the tractor and mower on a reasonably level surface, apply the parking brake, idle the
engine down, disengage the PTO, and lower the mower 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 mower parts are completely stopped.
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OPERATION
Never allow passengers to ride on the tractor or mower. Riders can easily fall off and be seriously injured or killed
from being ran over by both the tractor and mower. It is the operator’s responsibility to forbid riders.
OPERATION
DANGER!
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 while it is moving or while the engine is running.
Operate the Tractor controls from the Tractor seat only. (SG-9)
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.
4. 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.
OPERATION
Essential Tractor Controls:
¾ Locate the light control lever
¾ Locate the engine shut off control
¾ Locate the brake pedals and the clutch
¾ Locate the PTO control
¾ Locate the 3 point hitch control lever
¾ Locate the hydraulic remote control levers
Before starting the tractor ensure the following:
¾ Conduct all pre-start operation inspection and service according to the tractor operator’s manual.
¾ Make sure all guards, shields, and other safety devices are securely in place.
¾ The parking brake is on.
¾ The PTO control lever is disengaged.
¾ The 3-point hitch control lever is in the lowered position.
¾ The hydraulic remote control levers are in the neutral position.
¾ 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.
DANGER!
DANGER!
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 the Tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
Tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operator’s
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
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OPERATION
5. CONNECTING THE MOWER TO THE TRACTOR
Use extreme caution when connecting the mower to the tractor. The mower should be securely resting at ground
level or on blocks. Place a block in front of and behind the center section wheels to prevent the mower from
moving. Keep hands and feet out from under the mower and clear of pinch points between the tractor and mower.
DANGER!
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)
5.1 Connecting the Mower Tongue to the Tractor
1. Ensure the tractor is equipped with the correct PTO
shaft and the drawbar is set at the correct length.
2. Using the parking jack, position the tongue clevis
to the height of the tractor drawbar. Adjust the
mower tongue to be level and parallel with the
tractor drawbar using the control rod connecting
the mower tongue to the deck.
4. To attach the mower, place two 1” flatwashers (1)
positioned under top lip of tongue clevis and to the
top of drawbar. Add additional 1” flatwashers (2)
between the bottom of drawbar and bottom lip of
clevis to fill open space. Insert a 1” diameter grade
5 or 8 bolt (3) through clevis and drawbar and retain
in position with a 1” locknut (4). Tighten the locknut
securely but do overtighten which could spring or
break the clevis. NEVER attach mower to the
tractor with a pin not having a nut.
5. Securely attach the mower safety chain to the
tractor drawbar or drawbar support frame.
Tongue
Positioning
Nut
Parking
Jack
Drawbar
3
14" (540 RPM 1-3/8”-6)
16" (1000 RPM 1-3/8”-21)
20” (1000 RPM 1-3/4”-20)
4
2
1
6. Lower the jack until the tongue is completely
supported by the drawbar. Remove jack from the
tongue and place on storage bracket of mower.
Safety Tow Chain
If the mower is towed on a public roadway, a safety chain with tensile strength equal to or greater than the gross
weight of the mower must be connected between the tractor and mower. This will help control the implement in the
event the tongue becomes disconnected from the drawbar. After connecting both ends of the safety chain, drive
the tractor to the right and left to check for proper chain length. Adjust length as necessary and allow only enough
slack in the chain to make a maximum turn in both directions.
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OPERATION
3. Board the tractor and start the engine. Back the
tractor to the mower aligning the drawbar hitch hole
with the mower tongue clevis. Turn off the tractor
engine, place the tractor in park, and set the parking
brake before dismounting.
Clevis
OPERATION
5.2 Connecting Mower Hydraulic Lines to the Tractor
With the tractor shut down and secured in position, relieve hydraulic pressure from the tractor by moving the
control levers back and forth several times or placing the levers in the float position.
When connecting the mower hydraulic lines, keep hoses, quick couplers, and swivels free of contamination.
Never leave a disconnected hose end open and cap the tractor hydraulic outlet ports when not in use. If the tractor
ports or mower hydraulic hose ends become contaminated, wipe clean with a rag before connecting.
Operating Mower Hydraulics with Three Tractor Hydraulic Ports
Connect one hose into each hydraulic port. Connect lines to correspond with position of hydraulic control levers.
Operating Mower Hydraulics with Two Tractor Hydraulic Ports
The lines that operate the wings must be plumbed together and will be controlled using one hydraulic control valve
and the center section with the remaining control valve. Ensure that the operator is aware that each wing cannot
be controlled independently nor will they raise and lower simultaneously.
Operating the Mower Hydraulics with a 3-Spool Hydraulic Control Valve (Extra Equipment)
Ensure the valve matches the hydraulic operating system of the tractor (open or closed center). Refer to the
Assembly Section for additional information on equipping the tractor with a 3-spool control valve.
OPERATION
Mount the valve bank to a tractor fender or other accessible location. Connect valve bank inlet and outlet lines to
outlets of the same tractor hydraulic port. Connect the mower hydraulics to the control valve bank with the center
section line to the right port. Connect the wing cylinder lines to the control valve positioned to correspond with the
left and right wing.
To activate the 3-spool hydraulic control valve, tie the tractor’s hydraulic control lever back to keep hydraulic oil
continuously fed to the valve bank.
3-Spool Control Valve
Hydraulic Line Support
After connecting the mower hydraulic lines to the tractor, support the hoses with the equipped brackets. Ensure
that hoses do not contact the driveline, do not bind while turning, and do not become pinched or kinked.
Hydraulic Cylinder Priming
Hydraulic Cylinders must be filled with hydraulic oil before removing the wing transport braces to lower the mower
wings. Hydraulic cylinders and lines are filled by holding the valve control levers in the raised position until the
cylinders fully retract (wing cylinders) and extend (center cylinder). Place control levers in the float position and
repeat process a second time. Ensure wings are entirely supported by the cylinders before removing the transport
braces. NEVER drive out bar pins and NEVER remove braces that have tension on them.
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OPERATION
6. 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.
DANGER!
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)
6.1 SETTING DECK HEIGHT
LEVELING DECK CENTER SECTION
1. Place the tractor and mower on a level surface and
lower both wings.
Split Collar Assemblies
Leveling Rod Adjustments
3. Shut down the tractor, place the transmission in
park, and set the parking brake before dismounting.
4. Level the mower deck front to rear by adjusting the
leveling rods linking the tongue to the rear axle.
DO NOT allow feet or other body part underneath
the mower when making adjustments. To adjust
rod length, loosen jamnut and screw turnbuckles.
To lower the front, lengthen the rods and to raise
the front, shorten the rods. DO NOT unscrew
turnbuckles to the point that either rod threaded
ends becomes disconnected which will cause the
mower to fall. Re-tighten jamnuts when deck is
leveled.
IMPORTANT: Alternate adjustments between rods
and adjust at equal lengths to maintain equal
tension. Improper adjustments may cause rods
to snap or bend.
5. Place split collar assemblies on the center axle
hydraulic cylinder rod to maintain a set cutting
height each time the mower is raised and lowered.
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Leveling Rod Adjustments
OPERATION
2. Using the center section hydraulic cylinder, position
the mower so the skid shoes are 1” less off the
ground than the desired final cut height. For
example, for a 3” cut raise or lower the mower until
the skid shoes are approximately 2” off the ground..
OPERATION
LEVELING WING SECTIONS WITH CENTER
1. To level the wing sections with the deck center,
adjust the leveling screw between the wing axle
and the center axle. To lower the wing, loosen the
jamnut and shorten the screw assembly, lengthen
the screw assembly to raise the wing. After wings
are leveled, retighten jamnuts to maintain settings.
6.2 Setting Deck Pitch
OPERATION
To facilitate safe and efficient operation, the mower
should be operated with the deck approximately 3/4”
LOWER IN THE FRONT THAN THE REAR.
Operating the mower at this pitch will allow the mower
to cut the grass only once and requires less work from
the tractor. In addition, a more even distribution of the
clippings from the rear of the mower will be achieved
with this deck pitch.
1. Adjust the leveling rods linking the tongue to the rear axle until the front of the mower is at least 3/4” lower in
the front that than the rear. To lower the front, lengthen the leveling rods and to raise the front shorten the
leveling rods. IMPORTANT: Adjust the leveling rods the same amount and maintain equal tension in the rods.
Improper adjustment may cause rods to snap or bend. Retighten the jamnuts after the deck pitch has been
set.
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OPERATION
7. DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT
The driveline yoke and tractor PTO shaft must be dirt
free and greased for attachment.
To connect the mower driveline to the tractor PTO output
shaft, pull the driveline yoke collar back and align the
grooves and splines of the yoke with those of the PTO
shaft. Push the driveline yoke onto the PTO shaft,
release the locking collar, and position the yoke until
the locking collar balls are seated onto the PTO shaft.
Push and pull the driveline back and forth several times
to ensure a secure attachment.
WARNING!
7.1 Driveline Length Check
WARNING!
Before operating the Mower, check to make sure the 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.
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.
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OPERATION
When attaching the PTO yoke to the Tractor PTO shaft, it is important that the spring
activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated securely in the
groove of the PTO shaft. A driveline not attached correctly to the Tractor PTO shaft could
slip off and result in personal injury and damage to the cutter.
OPERATION
OPERATION
“Bottoming Out” Check Procedure
1. Disconnect driveline from the tractor and slide the
profiles together until fully compressed.
2. Place a mark on the inner shield 1/8” from the
end of the outer shield and reattach the driveline to
the PTO shaft.
3. With the PTO NOT TURNING, slowly drive the
tractor with mower attached through the sharpest
turn possible and watch shaft movement. With
the PTO NOT TURNING, slowly drive the tractor
with the mower attached through the most severe
terrain conditions expected and watch shaft
movement.
4. If the distance between the mark and the outer
shield becomes less than 2” at any point there is a
potential problem bottoming out the driveline and
the driveline should be shortened.
Driveline in maximum compressed position.
Shorten the driveline profiles as follows:
1. Remove the driveline from the tractor.
2. Position the mower to the point with the shortest
distance between the tractor PTO shaft and cutter
gearbox. Shut down the tractor and securely block
the mower in this position.
3. Pull driveline apart and reattach yoke to PTO shaft.
4. Hold driveline sections parallel to one another and
measure back 1” from yoke of each shaft and place
mark on opposite section. Cut this length off with
a saw.
5. Round off all sharp edges and debur.
6. Thoroughly grease then reinstall the driveline.
7. Recheck for proper operation.
Engagement Check Procedure
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With the driveline attached, position the mower to the point where the telescoping driveline is at its maximum
extension. Completely shut down the tractor and secure in position.
Mark the inner driveline shield 1/8” from the end of the outer shield.
Disconnect the driveline from the tractor and separate the two driveline halves.
Measure the distance from the mark to the end of the inner profile. This length is the amount the driveline
profiles were engaged.
If the engaged length is less than 12”, the shaft is considered too short and should be replaced with a longer
shaft. Consult an authorized dealer to purchase the required driveline length.
NOTE: If the driveline cannot be shortened and still maintain the required profile engagement, the operator must
be made aware of terrain conditions and avoid situations which pose a potential problem to avoid damaging the
driveline.
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OPERATION
7.2 Constant Velocity (CV) Driveline
For mowers equipped with a Constant Velocity (CV) driveline, the maximum turning angle between the tractor and
mower must be determined to ensure the joint angle does not over-extend which can cause CV joint damage.
Constant Velocity joints enable the driveline to operate smoothly with no vibrations and clattering at angles up to
70°. Angles greater than 80° can result in mechanical damage to the CV joint and mower driveline.
The Constant Velocity joint must be lubricated every 8 hours of operation as specified in the Maintenance Section.
Failure to properly lubricate the joint will result in accelerated wear and joint component failure.
CV Driveline Maximum Angle Check Procedure
10 DEG.
80 DEG.
80 DEG.
CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT-MAXIMUM ANGLE CHECK
DANGER!
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-4)
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OPERATION
1. With the mower attached to the tractor and the driveline disconnected from the tractor PTO stub make a
hard left turn until there is approximately a 1" clearance between the left rear tractor tire and mower frame or
tongue.
2. Stop and completely shut down the tractor. Place the tractor in Park and apply the Parking Brake before
dismounting.
3. Check the CV joint at this maximum turning radius by holding the driveline yoke above the PTO shaft and then
angle the CV joint to its maximum angle. A minimum difference of 10 degrees between the center line of the
yoke and the PTO shaft must be maintained to ensure the joint will not be over angled. If the joint cannot be
angled at least 10°, there is a potential problem of over-angling the joint while making sharp turns.
4. Solutions: To ensure the joint is not damaged, check the following:
-Check the drawbar length to ensure that it is at the proper length for the RPM speed of the mower.
-Move the tractor rear tires wider apart to limit the tractor turning radius.
-Position the mower at multiple angles and perform the above procedure. Determine the sharpest turning
radius that maintains a safe operating angle and note this position to the operator.
OPERATION
8. PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE
Before each use, a pre-operation inspection and service of the 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
cost can be avoided.
OPERATION
DANGER!
DANGER!
WARNING!
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service
on the Mower. Never work on the Mower with the Tractor PTO driveline connected
and running. Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause immediate
entanglement, injury or death. (SRM-3)
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-3)
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn or
broken parts, and leaking or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have cotter
pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining this
Implement in good working order. (SG-21)
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OPERATION
8.1 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 manufacturer
recommendations. The following is a partial list of items
requiring inspection:
Tire condition/air pressure
Wheel lug bolts
Steering linkage
PTO shield
SMV sign is clean and visible
Tractor’s lights are clean and functional
Tractor Seat belt is in good condition
Tractor cab or 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
8.2 Mower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Before each mower use, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the mower is in a good and safe
working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced immediately. To ensure the
mower is ready for operation, conduct the following.
DANGER!
DANGER!
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices
including (but not limited to) - the Deflectors, Chain
Guards, Steel Guards, Gearbox Shields, PTO integral
shields, and the Retractable Door Shields should be
used and maintained in good working condition. All
safety devices should be inspected carefully at least
daily for missing or broken components. Missing,
broken, or worn items must be replaced at once to
reduce the possibility of injury or death from thrown
objects, entanglement, or blade contact.
(SGM-3)
Replace bent or broken blades with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STRAIGHTEN OR
WELD ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY CRACK OR OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE
WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN BLADES.
(SGM-10)
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OPERATION
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OPERATION
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Ensure that the Manual Canister is secured to the
mower with the Operator’s Manual inside.
Ensure all decals are in place and legible. Replace
missing, worn, and unlegible decals.
NOTE: The mower Operator’s Manual and affixed
Decals contain important instructions on the safe and
proper use of the mower. Maintain these important
safety features on the mower in good condition to ensure
the information is available to the operator at all times.
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OPERATION
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Ensure the mower hitch is securely attached to
the tractor drawbar with a proper size bolt and
secured nut.
Ensure that a properly rated safety tow chain is
equipped securing the mower to the tractor.
Check that the main driveline is securely attached
to the tractor and the locking collar is seated in
the groove of the PTO shaft.
Ensure the divider drivelines are secure at both ends
Ensure chain guards and/or rubber deflectors are
in position and not damaged. Replace worn,
broken, and missing sections immediately.
Ensure the driveline integral shields are in good
condition and rotate freely.
Inspect that all bolts and screws are in position
and are properly torqued.
Ensure the tractor PTO master shield is in place,
lowered and in good condition.
Ensure each mower slip clutch shield is secured
in place and in good condition.
Ensure the driveline slip clutches are properly
adjusted and the friction plates are not frozen
together. Reference the Maintenance Section for
proper slip clutch maintenance.
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OPERATION
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Inspect blades and blade bolts for looseness and
excessive wear. Make sure the mower is securely
blocked up before crawling beneath. Replace
damaged, worn, and missing blades as complete
sets to maintain rotary balance.
Ensure carrier hub nuts are tightened with the cotter
pin inserted and spread.
Inspect the condition of the deck skid shoes and
the skid shoe attaching hardware.
Ensure each hydraulic cylinder is installed and
retained correctly. Ensure the proper size pins
are used to retain the cylinders in place and are
secured with pins.
Check for hydraulic oil leaks on the cylinders, along
the hydraulic lines, and at tractor hydraulic ports.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use your hands to check
for oil leaks. Use a piece of heavy paper or
cardboard to check for hydraulic oil leaks.
Ensure that the mower is equipped and secured
with wing brace supports.
Check the condition of the wing hinge pins.
Check the condition of the mower axle suspension
spring.
Inspect mower tire condition, wheel bearings, and
lug nut torque.
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OPERATION
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Perform scheduled lubrication as specified in the
maintenance section.
Inspect each gearbox oil level and replenish if
needed. A low oil level is a warning sign that the
gearbox may be cracked or its seal is damaged
and needs to be replaced.
Ensure all gearbox vents are in place and free from
clogs.
OPERATION
9. DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER
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 mower and the tractor operating controls are set for safe transport. To ensure safety while driving the
tractor with an attached mower, review the following.
DANGER!
OPERATION
WARNING!
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 safe speeds. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating
equipment at unsafe speeds. Understand the Tractor and Mower 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 Mower, determine
the safe transport speeds for you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following
rules:
1. 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 Mower. As you increase the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance
increases. Determine the maximum safe transport speed for you and this
Equipment.
2. Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through
the turn only after you determine that it is safe to operate at a higher
speed. Use extreme care and reduce your speed when turning sharply to
prevent the Tractor and Mower from turning over. Determine the maximum
safe turning speed for you and this equipment before operating on roads
or uneven ground.
3. Only transport the Tractor and Mower at the speeds that you have
determined are safe and which allow proper control of the equipment.
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. (SG-19)
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OPERATION
9.1 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.
9.2 Brake and Differential Lock Setting
WARNING!
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
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 MOWING
CONDITIONS, THE BRAKE PEDALS SHOULD BE
LOCKED TOGETHER TO PROVIDE THE MOST
EFFECTIVE BRAKING ACTION.
OPERATION
9.3 Operating the Mower Wings
Wings are positioned with hydraulic cylinders. It is recommended that the tractor be equipped with three hydraulic
ports or a 3-spool control valve be used so that each section can be controlled independently. Ensure the
hydraulic cylinders and lines are filled with oil by holding the valve control levers in the raised position until the
cylinders fully retract (wings) and extend (center). Only operate the mower with both wings fully lowered, NEVER
operate the mower with a raised wing. Wait until the blades are at a complete stop before raising wings.
Transport Position
To raise mower wings, drive the unit to a level area and
retract the wing hydraulic cylinders. DO NOT raise
wings with the mower positioned on an embankment
or other inclined position to prevent overturning the
mower. After the wings are fully raised, install transport
lock braces to prevent wings from inadvertently falling.
NOTE: If the transport lock braces can not be easily
installed, lower the mower wings and remove rod end
of cylinder and adjust the rod clevis in or out to match
the transport brace length.
The center of gravity is raised and the mower more
prone to tipping when the wings are in the raised
position. When transporting, only raise the center
section high enough to clear ground obstacles.
OPERATION
DANGER!
Transport Lock Braces
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-2)
Operating Position
To lower the wings, remove the transport lock braces
and secure braces on storage bracket. DO NOT drive
out transport brace pins. The wing cylinder may need
to be retracted to remove tension for brace removal.
After removing brace bars, extend wing hydraulic
cylinders and fully lower wings.
The valves operating wing cylinders should be placed
in the float position while mowing to allow the mower to
follow the contour of uneven terrain and to prevent the
wings from creeping up. When extending a wing over
a ditch for mowing, place the control valve lever detents
in the center position. This will give the mower more
stability and prevent the opposite wing from raising.
DO NOT operate the mower with the valves in the detent
position for extended periods of time to prevent deck
frame damage.
WARNING!
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-5)
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OPERATION
9.4 Driving the Tractor and Mower
Start off driving at a slow speed and gradually increase your speed while maintaining complete control of the tractor
and mower. Moving slowly at first will also prevent the tractor from rearing up and loss of steering control. The
tractor should never be operated at speeds that cannot be safely handled or which will prevent the operator from
stopping quickly during an emergency. If the power steering or engine ceases operating, stop the tractor immediately
as the tractor will be difficult to control.
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.
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
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, especially if the
wings are lowered.
OPERATION
9.5 Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines
When crossing ditches with steep banks or going up
sharp inclines, it is possible that the main driveline inner
profile will penetrate into the outer housing to its
maximum depth until the assembly becomes solid
(driveline is at its extreme shortest length). This type
of abusive operation can cause serious damage to the
tractor and mower drive by pushing the PTO into the
tractor and through the support bearings or downward
onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off.
WARNING!
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
OPERATION
When confronted with an incline or ditch, do not
approach from an angle which is perpendicular or straight
on as damage to over collapse of the driveline may
occur.
When crossing such terrain, the wings should be fully
lowered for a lower center of gravity and added stability.
INCORRECT: DO NOT approach ditch straight on.
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 as approach increases the possibility of a tractor
roll-over, select an alternate crossing path.
CORRECT: Approach ditch at an angle
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.
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OPERATION
10. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER
THE OPERATOR MUST COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR AND MOWER
AND ALL CONTROLS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO MOW. The operator must read and understand the Safety
and Operation Sections of the mower and tractor operator’s manuals. These manuals must be read and explained
to any operator who cannot read. Never allow someone to operate the mower and tractor without complete
operating instructions.
Before starting any mowing operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be mowed 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.
DANGER!
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-6)
10.1 Foreign Debris Hazards
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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OPERATION
DANGER!
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 the blade carrier is balanced
before resuming mowing. (SGM-5)
OPERATION
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.
10.2 Bystander/Passersby Precautions
OPERATION
If a bystander comes within 100 yards 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 100
yard distance.
DANGER!
Rotary Mowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwing
objects for great distances (100 yards or more) and causing serious
injury or death. Follow safety messages carefully.
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Front and Rear Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Bands are installed and in good, workable condition;
-Mower sections or Wings are running close to and parallel to the ground without exposed Blades;
-Passersby are outside the existing thrown-object zone;
-All areas have been thoroughly inspected and all foreign material such as rocks, cans, glass, and general
debris has been removed.
NOTE: Where there are grass and weeds high enough to hide debris that could be struck by the blades, the
area should be: inspected and large debris removed, mowed at an intermediate height, inspected closely
with any remaining debris being removed, and mowed again at the desired final height. (This will also reduce
power required to mow, reduce wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain, spread cut material better, eliminate
streaking, and make the final cut more uniform.) (SRM-1)
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OPERATION
10.3 Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO)
Before engaging the PTO, make certain that the area is clear of bystanders and passersby. The mower wings
must be completely lowered and the deck positioned at a safe mowing height. NEVER engage the PTO with the
mower wings 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 mower to
determine the cause of the noise or vibration and repair the abnormality.
DANGER!
DANGER!
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-7)
Do not put hands or feet under Mower decks. Blade contact can result
in serious injury or even death. (S G M - 9 )
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. Operate the mower at its full rated PTO speed to
maintain blade speed for a clean cut. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual or the tractor instrument panel for the
engine speed and gear to provide the required PTO and desired ground speed. Make sure that the mower is
operating at its full rated speed before entering the vegetation to be cut. If it becomes necessary to temporarily
regulate engine speed, increase or decrease the throttle gradually.
Ground speed is achieved by transmission gear selection and not by the engine operating speed. The operator
may be required to experiment with several gear range combinations to determine the best gear and range which
provides the most ideal performance from the mower and most efficient tractor operation. As the severity of cutting
conditions increase, the ground speed should be decreased by selecting a lower gear to maintain the proper
operating PTO speed.
WARNING!
WARNING!
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. Safe
mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass type, density, and height of cut.
Normal ground speed range is from 2 to 5 mph. 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-7)
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OPERATION
10.4 PTO RPM and Ground Speed
OPERATION
10.5 Operating the Mower
Only operate the mower from the tractor operator’s seat with the seatbelt securely fastened. The tractor must be
equipped with a ROPS in the raised position or a ROPS cab.
The mower is designed to cut vegetation up to 2-1/2” in diameter. Sharp blades will produce a cleaner cut and
require less power. Travel at a speed that allows the mower sufficient time to cut through the vegetation and
maintain the PTO operating speed to prevent overloading the mower and tractor. Choose a driving pattern that
provides the maximum pass length and minimizes turning.
Under certain conditions, tractor tires may roll some grasses down preventing them from being cut at the same
height as the surrounding area. When this occurs, reduce the tractor ground speed while maintaining the operating
speed of the mower. A slower ground speed will permit grasses to at least partially rebound and be cut. Taking a
partial cut and/or reversing the direction of travel may also help produce a cleaner cut.
Avoid mowing in the reverse direction when possible. In situations where the mower must be backed to access
areas to be cut, make sure there are no persons or other foreign debris behind the mower before mowing in
reverse. When mowing in reverse, operate the tractor and mower at a reduced ground speed to ensure tractor and
mower control is maintained.
OPERATION
WARNING!
DANGER!
DANGER!
WARNING!
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 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 this type of item discontinue
mowing. ( S G M - 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 in the reverse direction that you have not inspected and removed
debris or foreign material. ( S G M - 8 )
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 accessible 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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OPERATION
When you get to the end of a pass, slightly raise the
mower (2-4”) before turning. Never raise the mower
entirely while the blades are turning. If the mower must
be raised higher than 12” from ground level, disengage
the tractor PTO and wait for all mower rotation to come
to a complete stop before proceeding to raise the mower.
NEVER raise the mower wings while the blades are
turning.
When turning, the angle between the tractor and mower
should not be so great that a clattering of the U-joints
occurs. Sharp turns can cause premature failure of
the joints and place pressure on the tractor PTO shaft
and could cause extensive mechanical damage to the
mower and tractor.
If the mower is operated in conditions that require frequent sharp turning, the mower should be equipped with a
Constant Velocity driveline. CV joints enable the tractor PTO shaft and mower driveline to be angled safely up to
80 degrees with no damage to the mower or driveline.
WARNING!
OPERATION
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for
any reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the
Mower deck exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a
potentially serious hazard and could cause serious injury or
even death from objects thrown from the Blades. (SRM-7)
Stay alert and watch for trees, low hanging limbs, power
lines, and other overhead obstacles and solid ground
objects while you are operating. Use care to avoid
hitting these items.
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OPERATION
When mowing across uneven areas such as road shoulders, ditch edges, and other uneven terrain, position
mower so that one support wheel is near the highest point to prevent blades from cutting into gravel or dirt
which can cause rapid blade wear and extremely severe shock loads on the drivetrain resulting in rapid wear
or damage to these components. Blades contacting the ground may cause objects to be thrown out from under
the mower deck. Always avoid operating the mower at a height or position which may cause the blades to contact
the ground. Cutting into the berm or edge of the ditch will cause abnormal and accelerated blade wear and
possible blade component failure.
OPERATION
Correct Mower Deck Positioning
Wrong Mower Deck Positioning
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10.6 Shutting Down the Mower
To shut down the mower, first bring the tractor to a
complete stop. Then slow down the mower by reducing
the engine speed before disengaging the PTO. Wait
for all rotating motion to stop before proceeding to drive
or shut down the tractor.
Park the tractor on a level surface, place the
transmission in park or neutral and apply the parking
brake, lower the attached mower 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.
OPERATION
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OPERATION
11. DISCONNECTING THE MOWER FROM THE TRACTOR
DANGER!
WARNING!
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 unhitch without using the Tongue Jack. The Tongue is very heavy. Attempting to lift
the Tongue without using the Tongue Jack could cause strains or other injury. Allowing the
tongue to fall suddenly and unexpectedly could result in crushing injury. Use the Tongue
Jack for lifting the Implement only. Overloading the Tongue Jack can cause failure with
possible serious bodily injury or even death. (STI-4)
Before disconnecting the mower, the PTO must be disengaged and blade rotation at a complete stop. Move the
mower to a level storage location and lower the center section and both wings to the ground. If the mower will be
stored with the wings in the raised position, install both wing transport lock braces. If the mower is not resting
securely on the ground, block the mower up securely before attempting to disconnect it from the tractor.
OPERATION
Use extreme care to keep feet and hands from under the mower and clear of any pinch points.
When disconnecting the mower the tractor should be
completely shut down and secured in position. Relieve
hydraulic pressure by moving the control levers back
and forth several times. Lower the parking jack and
raise the mower until the tongue clevis is no longer
resting on the tractor drawbar and is supported solely
by the jack. The jack should be in a near vertical
position with the ground and can be adjusted by
loosening the positioning nut and moving the jack up
to 15 degrees in each direction. Also make sure that
the jack foot is securely resting at ground level or
securely supported by a block before raising the mower.
Once the mower tongue is being supported entirely by
the jack, remove the hitch bolt, locknut, and washers.
Remove the hydraulic hoses from the tractor and secure
to the mower to prevent contact with dirt.
After disconnecting the mower hitch, remove the
mower driveline from the tractor PTO shaft. Place
the driveline in its storage bracket to prevent it from
contacting mud or dirt which can contaminate the
universal joint bearings and shorten the life of the
driveline.
After the driveline has been removed from the tractor,
place the PTO master shield back in the operating
position.
Driveline Storage Bracket
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OPERATION
12. MOWER STORAGE
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.
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:
DANGER!
Never allow children to play on or around the Tractor and 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 and others. (SG-25)
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.
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OPERATION
1. Thoroughly clean all debris off the mower to prevent
damage from rotting grass and standing water.
2. Lubricate all mower grease points and fill gearbox
oil levels as detailed in the maintenance section.
3. Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended
torque.
4. 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.
5. Store the mower in a clean, dry place with the
mower housing resting securely on blocks or at
ground level.
6. Keep the driveline yoke from sitting in water, dirt
and other contaminants.
7. Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to
prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the
mower.
OPERATION
13. TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND MOWER
Inherent dangers of operating the tractor and mower and the possibility of accidents are not left behind when you
finish mowing an area. Therefore, the operator must employ good judgement and safe operation practices when
transporting the tractor and mower between locations. By using good judgement and following safe transport
procedures, the possibility of accidents while moving between locations can be substantially minimized.
DANGER!
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or
Implement. Falling off can result in serious injury or death.
OPERATION
(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 wings and secure in position with transport
lock braces. When transporting, only raise the center
deck enough to clear ground obstacles to prevent
tipping, especially when traveling through rough terrain.
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.
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OPERATION
Before transporting the tractor on a public roadway or
boarding a trailer for transport, the tractor brake pedals
should be locked together. Locking the pedals ensures
that both wheels brake simultaneously while stopping,
especially when making an emergency stop.
Use extreme caution and avoid hard applications of
the tractor brakes when towing heavy loads at road
speeds. Never tow the mower at speeds greater than
20 MPH.
Tires and Wheels
Laminated Sectional Tires are designed for conditions where puncture proof performance is required and the
mower will not be transported for long distances on roadways. Transport speed for laminated tires should not
exceed 10 MPH. Excessive speed can cause damage to the machine and tire sections. Sectional tires must be
installed such that the rubber segments lay with the ground.
OPERATION
Foam Filled used Airplane Tires are ideal for conditions where a puncture proof tire is needed and the mower is
frequently transported between locations.
Pneumatic Tires (used airplane of implement tires) are ideal for frequent long distance towing, however, they are
not puncture proof and are not recommended for mowing brushy areas or other conditions that could damage the
tires. Recommended tire pressure is 15-20 PSI. DO NOT over-inflate.
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OPERATION
13.1 Transporting on Public Roadways
WARNING!
DANGER!
OPERATION
WARNING!
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-6)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death.
(SG-10)
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When
transporting the Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights
and follow all local traffic regulations. (SG-6)
Extreme caution should be used when transporting the tractor and mower on public roadways. The tractor must
be equipped with all required safety warning features including a SMV emblem and flashing warning lights to alert
drivers of the tractor’s presence. Remember that roadways are primarily designed for automotive drivers and most
drivers will not be looking out for you, therefore, you must look out for them. Check your side view mirrors
frequently and remember that vehicles will approach quickly because of the tractor’s slower speed. Be extremely
cautious when the piece of equipment that you are towing is wider than the tractor tire width and/or extends
beyond your lane of the road.
Make sure that a proper size safety tow chain is secured between the tractor and mower before entering a public
road. Secure the center section at a safe transport height by placing additional stroke control spacers on the
center axle cylinder and then lower the mower. Secure the mower wings in the raised position with the transport
lock braces.
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 mower on a public
roadway. Replace the SMV emblem if faded, damaged,
or no longer reflective.
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OPERATION
Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights,
headlights, and brake/taillights are functioning properly
before proceeding onto public roads. While newer
model tractors have plenty of lighting to provide warning
signals and operating lighting, most older models where
only equipped with operating lights. Consult an
authorized tractor dealer for lighting kits and
modifications available to upgrade the lighting on older
tractor models.
Reduce speed before turning or applying the brakes.
Ensure that both brake pedals are locked together when
operating on public roads.
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OPERATION
When operating on public roads, have consideration
for other road users. Pull to the side of the road
occasionally to allow all following traffic to pass. Do
not exceed the legal speed limit set in your country for
agricultural tractors. Always stay alert when
transporting the tractor and mower on public roads.
Use caution and reduce speed if other vehicles or
pedestrians are in the area.
OPERATION
13.2 Hauling the Tractor and Mower
OPERATION
Before transporting a loaded tractor and mower,
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.
Use adequately sized and rated trailers and equipment
to transport the tractor and mower. 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.
Arrange the chains so that when tightened, the chains
are pulling downward and against themselves. Carefully
tighten the securing chains or other fasteners used as
much as possible 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 mower, make occasional stops to check that the tractor and mower 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.
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OPERATION
14. TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE REMEDY
Excessive Vibrations
1. Check gear box bolts.
Tighten if loose.
2. Check for loose nuts on
bladeholder and blades.
Tighten if loose.
3. Check for bent output shaft.
If shaft is bent, oil will normally
leak from bottom seal.
Replace shaft if bent.
4. Check to see if blades are
free swinging.
Free blades so they swing.
5. Check for even wear on each
blade tip. Were both blades
changed at the same time?
Weigh blades. Weight should
be within 1 oz. Always replace
both blades.
6. Blade broken.
Replace blades, in sets.
7. Blade carrier bent.
Replace carrier.
8. Blade hub not properly
seated on shaft.
Remove hub, check tapered
spline shaft, clean and replace.
9. New blade or bolts matched
with worn blade or bolts.
Replace blades or bolts in sets.
10. Drivelines not phased
correctly. Implement & Tractor
yokes must be in line.
Replace driveline.
1. Low on lubricant.
Fill to level plug.
2. Improper type lubricant.
Replace with proper lubricant.
3. Excessive trash build-up
around gear box.
Remove trash.
4. Bearing or gears set up
improperly.
Consult your Dealer.
Gear Box Overheating
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OPERATION
TROUBLE
OPERATION
TROUBLE SHOOTING
TROUBLE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE REMEDY
Gear Box Noisy
1. Rough gears.
Run in or change gears.
2. Worn bearing.
Replace bearing.
1. Damaged oil seal.
Replace seal.
2. Bent shaft.
Replace oil seal and shaft.
3. Shaft rough in oil seal area.
Replace or repair shaft.
4. Oil seal installed wrong.
Replace seal.
5. Oil seal not sealing in the
housing.
Replace seal or use a sealant on
OD of seal.
6. Oil level too high.
Drain oil to proper level.
7. Sand hole in casting.
Replace castings or gear box.
8. Gasket damaged.
Replace gasket.
9. Bolts loose.
Tighten bolts.
1. Clutch linings badly worn or
plates warped.
Repair clutch per maintenance
section of manuals.
2. Too much power for clutch.
Reduce ground speed and
material intake.
3. Oil on facings.
Replace facings.
4. Friction facings glazed.
Clean with emery cloth.
1. Cutting in sandy conditions.
Increase cutting height.
2. Cutting in rocky conditions.
Increase cutting height.
3. Soft "will fit" blades.
Use genuine Rhino HT blades.
1. Not enough pressure.
Check pressure.
2. Valve not connected properly.
Re-plumb valve.
3. Quick coupler not completely
connected.
Complete connection.
OPERATION
Gear Box Leaking
Clutch Slips Excessively
Blade Wears Too Fast
Hydraulic Cylinder Will Not
Operate
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OPERATION
TROUBLE SHOOTING
TROUBLE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE REMEDY
Oil Squirting from Breather Vent
Hole
1. Oil leaking by piston ring. (A
small amount of leakage is
normal)
Do not carry cutter on cylinder.
(Use stroke collars)
2. Piston "O" ring worn.
Replace piston "O" ring.
3. Cylinder wall scored or
pitted.
Replace cylinder.
Use correct piston rings.
4. Wrong piston ring on piston.
Sharpen or replace blades.
Not Cutting Clean
1. Blades dull.
2. Blade rotation incorrect.
Use correct blade for carrier
rotation.
3. Carrier RPM too low.
Use correct PTO speed and
check for correct gear box ratio.
Adjust machine.
5. Tires mashing down grass.
Move tires out of cutter overlap
area. Minimum 60" inside tires.
Reduce ground speed.
6. Ground speed too fast.
Free blades.
7. Blades locked back.
Replace blade bolts.
8. Blades riding up due to blade
bolt wear.
Streaking Conditions In Swath
1. Conditions too wet for
cutting. Blades unable to cut
that part of grass pressed down
by path of tractor tires.
Allow grass to dry before cutting.
Slow ground speed of tractor but
keep engine running at full PTO
rpm. Move rear tires as wide as
possible so wing blades will pick
up grass.
Sharpen or replace blades.
2. Dull Blades.
See Cutting Height Instructions.
3. Height of cutter lower at rear
or front.
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OPERATION
4. Cutter not level.
MAINTENANCE
SECTION
Maintenance Section 5-1
MAINTENANCE
Before operating your Rotary Cutter, make sure it is properly lubricated and thoroughly inspected. Only a
minimum of time and effort is required to regularly lubricate and maintain this machine to provide long life
and trouble free operation.
WARNING
Always disengage the PTO before raising the Rotary Cutter for transporting or making
adjustments.
LUBRICATION INFORMATION
Do not let excess grease collect on or around parts, particularly when operating in sandy areas. The
accompanying illustration shows lubrication points. The chart gives the frequency of lubrication in hours,
based on normal operating conditions. Severe or unusual conditions may require more frequent lubrication. FIGURE 1.
Use an SAE multi-purpose, lithium-type grease for all locations shown except location #2 use lubricant
NLGI 000 Grease (P/N 000769030). Be sure to clean the fitting thoroughly before using grease gun. Daily
lubrication of the wing driveline slip joint is necessary. Failure to maintain proper lubrication will result in
damage to U-joints, gearbox, and/or driveshaft.
6
5
4
5
6
6
5
4
5 6
MAINTENANCE
2
2
1
1
2
FIGURE 1
1
3
Lubrication Fitting Location
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
FREQUENCY
1
2
3
4
5
6
U-Joints
Gearbox
Divider Gearbox
Axle Adjustment Rod
Wheel Hubs
Axle Pivot Points
8 hours
Check daily
Check daily
8 Hours
Weekly
8 hours
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MAINTENANCE
TONGUE (FIGURE 2)
The Tongue Hitch Pins attach the Tongue to the Center Section and should be checked for signs of wear
or cracking. Replace as needed. The Drawbar 1" Bolt fastens the cutter to the tractor Drawbar. When the
cutter is unhitched and this 1" Bolt is removed, examine for signs of cracking or wear. Replace the Drawbar
1" Bolt at first sign of either problem.
TONGUE HITCH PINS
DRAWBAR 1" BOLT
FIGURE 2
CENTER & WING GEARBOXES
The Gearboxes have been filled with lubricant to the Test Plug Level prior to shipment. However, you
should check the oil level at Test Plug before operating, and frequently thereafter.
FILLER PLUG
FILLER PLUG
TEST PLUG
FIGURE 3
Required lubricant is NLGI 000 Grease (P/N 00765444) for extreme pressure and temperature. The Gearbox
capacity is 4 quarts.
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MAINTENANCE
The gearbox should not require additional lubricant unless the box is cracked or a seal is leaking. It is
recommended that the oil level plug be removed after every 8 to 10 hours of operation and oil added until it
runs out Test Plug hole. The Test Plug on the Center Gearbox, Right & Left Wing Gearbox is located on the
rear of the Gearboxes. Filler Plugs are located on top of all Gearboxes. FIGURE 3.
MAINTENANCE
DIVIDER GEARBOX
The Test Plug for the Divider Gearbox is located on the right side of the input shaft. The filler pressure relief
Plug is on top of the Gearbox. FIGURE 4.
CAUTION
Do not over-fill. If Gearboxes are filled above Test Plug Level, pressure under working
conditions may cause the Grease Seals to leak.
FILLER PRESSURE
RELIEF PLUG
Do Not Operate
Without Shields In
Place
TEST PLUG
FIGURE 4
Required lubricant is a NLGI "000" EP Grease (P/N 00769030 for one quart) for Divider Gearbox.
DRIVELINES
MAINTENANCE
The Drivelines and U-Joints should be inspected each morning before the cutter is started. FIGURE 5 & 6.
The U-Joint and CV Joint on the Driveline undergo extreme forces when the unit is turning or when the
Wings are being raised. It is important that the U-Joints and CV Joint be greased each day before the unit
is started. The U-Joints are located at each end of the Center and Wing Drivelines. The CV Joint is located
at the end of the Main Driveline. The U-Joint and CV Joint assemblies are accessible by rotating the
Driveline Safety Shield until the hole in the Shield matches up with the Grease Fitting. Use #2 Bearing
Grease for lubrication. Inspect the U-Joint for wear by holding the shaft on one side of the U-Joint while
trying to rotate the shaft on the other side of the U-Joint. If there is noticeable movement in the Driveline
replace the U-joint before it causes severe damage to the Driveline.
GREASE EVERY
8 HOURS
FIGURE 5
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MAINTENANCE
MAIN CV DRIVELINE SAFETY SHIELD
1. To remove the outer CV cone, remove the locking screws from shield cone. Remove cone over yoke. FIGURE
7. Remove bearing ring and remove the locking screws from inner shield cone. Figure 8. Turn inner cone to
assembly position and remove half shield. Remove bearing ring. FIGURE 9.
FIGURE 7
FIGURE 8
FIGURE 9
1. To assemble outer CV driveline, grease yoke groove and inner profile tube. Attach bearing ring on groove with
recesses facing profile tube. FIGURE 10. Slide on half shield with cone. Turn cone until it engages correctly.
FIGURE 11. Tighten locking screws. Grease bearing groove in double yoke. FIGURE 12. Insert bearing ring.
Slide guard cone for double yoke over cam from the connecting end. Make sure holes for screws are visible.
FIGURE 13. Tighten locking screws. FIGURE 14.
FIGURE 11
FIGURE 12
FIGURE 13
FIGURE 14
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FIGURE 10
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
Figure 15) Remove the two shield bearings per half shaft by prying the head of the bearings up
with a screwdriver, and pulling them out with pliers.
Figure 16) Grasp the Yoke and shield tube and pull shaft from the shield.
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Figure 17) Grease the shield bearing grooves on the yokes and the inner telescoping member
before assembly.
MAINTENANCE
Figure 18) Grease and install the sleeve baring in groove at the end of the sleeve (only on one
half shaft).
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Figure 19
Figure 19) Slide the shield tube assembly over the shaft, so that the bearing hles in the shield
align with the shield bearing groove on the yoke.
MAINTENANCE
Figure 20
Figure 20) Install two shield bearings per half shaft by pushing one bearing in each bearing
hole. The shield bearings should be installed in the direction of the shaft rotation relative to the
shields
Figure 21
Figure 21) Attach safety decal as needed.
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MAINTENANCE
BLADE SERVICING
Inspect blades before each use to determine that they are properly installed and in good condition. Replace any
blade that is bent, excessively nicked, worn, or has any other damage. Small nicks can be ground out when
sharpening.
WARNING
Use only original equipment blades on this cutter. They are made of special heat-treated
alloy steel. Substitute blades may not meet specifications and may be dangerous.
DANGER!
Replace bent or broken blade with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STRAIGHTEN OR
WELD ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY CRACK OR OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE
BLADE WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN
BLADES. (SGM-10)
DANGER
Inspect Blades daily for abnormal wear. If Blades have a notch worn into the leading edge at
the lower bend more than a 1/2" DEEP (due to running in gravel and/or the ground), REPLACE BOTH BLADES ON THAT CARRIER IMMEDIATELY. Failure to replace such
abnormally worn blades may lead to catastrophic failure of the blade and ejection of the
broken part with tremendous force which may cause bodily injury or death!
Original Blade Edge
NOTE: Replace Blades in pairs after no more than 1/2" notch wear!
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MAINTENANCE
1/2" MAXIMUM
MAINTENANCE
BLADE SHARPENING
Always sharpen both blades at same time to maintain balance. Follow original sharpening pattern as shown in
FIGURE 22. Always sharpen blades by grinding. DO NOT heat and pound out edge. Do not sharpen blade to a
razor edge, but leave a 1/16" blunt edge. Do not sharpen back side of blade.
IMPORTANT: When sharpening blades, grind each blade the same amount to maintain balance. The difference in
blade weights should not exceed 1 ounce. Unbalanced blades will cause excessive vibration which can damage
gear box bearings. Vibration may also cause structural cracks in cutter housing.
WARNING
Never work under equipment supported by a hydraulic device because it may drop if the
control is actuated (even with the engine stopped) or in the event of hose failure, etc.
Always use a secure support for equipment which must be serviced while in the raised
position.
FOLLOW ORIGINAL
PATTERN
1/16
MAINTENANCE
MAINTAIN CORNER
FIGURE 22
BLADE REMOVAL
To remove blades for sharpening or replacement, remove the cover
plate on deck of cutter near gear box. Remove lock nut from blade
bolt (left hand threaded bolt). NOTE: Inspect lock nut after
removal and replace if threads are damaged. Always replace nut
when replacing blade bolt. When installing blades be sure and
check blade bolt pivot diameter for wear. Replace bolt if worn more
than 1/4 inch at any point. See Figure 23. Install blade bolts with
partially worn side of bolt either toward or away from center. Tighten
lock nut to 250 ft. lbs.
WARNING
1/4"
FIGURE 23
Avoid personal injury. Blade and/or blade carrier removal should be done only with the
tractor engine shut off, key removed, in neutral, parking brake on , PTO disengaged, and
the cutter blocked in the raised position.
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MAINTENANCE
BLADE CARRIER REMOVAL
Remove cotter pin and loosen slotted nut on gear box shaft. Loosen but do not remove the nut until the blade carrier
is loosened. Use a suitable two-jaw gear puller to pull carrier off tapered gear box shaft. If gear puller is not
available use long bar inserted through blade bolt access hole with end against rotor bar. Strike opposite end of bar
with sledge hammer. Rotate blade carrier 180 degrees and repeat process.
BLADE CARRIER INSTALLATION
Clean the splines on both the blade carrier and output shaft. Position carrier on the gear box output shaft and install
flat washer and 1" hex nut. Tighten nut holding blade carrier to minimum 450 ft. pounds, strike the carrier on the
hub several times with a heavy hammer to seat the hub. Use a suitable spacer over the nut to prevent damage to
the nut and threads. Retighten the nut to 450 ft. pounds. Install and spread cotter pin.
NOTE: After a few hours of operation always recheck blade carrier retaining nut torque.
WARNING
Avoid personal injury. Do not work under cutter without support blocks to keep frame
from falling.
SLIP CLUTCHES
A slip clutch is incorporated on each outboard driveline. The slip clutches are designed to slip, absorb the shock
load, and protect the drivelines of the mower.
Each slip clutch should be checked periodically and adjusted to compensate for wear. The lining plates are 1/8"
thick when new. Replace after 1/32" wear. If the mower has been idle for an extended period of time, or in wet
weather, before operating check to be sure the friction lining plates are not rusted/frozen together. Should this
occur refer to the procedure described in the "Seasonal Clutch Maintenance" section on the next page.
There are four friction lining plates in the slip clutch. These should be checked weekly for oil or grease, wear, and
moisture which could cause corrosion on the drive plates.
TIRES AND WHEELS
Before working on any tires and wheels make certain the Cutter is jacked up high enough and securely
supported. When installing laminated or airplane tires, be sure the flat side of the lug nut is against the
Wheel.
When installing Sectional Tires and Wheels note the direction of travel and the curvature of rubber segments
in the tire (See Assembly Section). Do not exceed 15 M.P.H. on Sectional Tires. When removing Airplane
Tires, let all of the air out of the tire before removing lug nuts or wheel bolts or nuts. Remove valve core to
make certain that there is no air pressure left in tube before separating wheel halves to dismount tires. DO
NOT LOOSEN WHEEL CLAMP BOLTS BEFORE PRESSURE IS REMOVED FROM TUBE AND TIRE TO
PREVENT EXPLOSIVE SEPARATION OF WHEEL HALVES WITH POSSIBLE SERIOUS BODILY INJURY.
Do not exceed 20 M.P.H. on Airplane or Rib Implement Tires.
Maximum airplane tire inflation pressure is 50 PSI, minimum inflation pressure is 20 PSI. Inflate ribbed
implement tires to manufacturer rated PSI as shown on the tire sidewall.
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MAINTENANCE
After the first hour of operation, the slip clutches should be checked for overheating. After this first check, inspect
weekly or anytime there is overheating. To adjust the slip clutch, tighten the spring bolts 1/8 (maximum) turn at a
time. See Figure 21 for minimum dimension. DO NOT tighten springs beyond 1-15/32" length (from top of washer
to pressure plate).
MAINTENANCE
SEASONAL CLUTCH MAINTENANCE
It is important that the clutches slip when an obstacle or load heavier than the clutch setting is encountered.
Therefore, if the machine sits outside longer than 30 days and is exposed to rain and/or humid air it is important to
make sure that the clutch lining plates are not rusted/frozen together. Before using the cutter use the following
procedure to make sure the clutch will slip and give the overload protection required.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loosen nuts (Figure 24) on springs until the springs can freely rotate, yet remain secure on bolts.
Attach cutter to tractor and start the tractor. Set the engine speed at 1200 RPM.
Mark outer plates as shown in Figure 24.
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 1-9/16" compressed spring length (top
of washer to pressure plate).
Top of Washer
NOTE:
This length includes
flatwashers between
nut (1) & spring.
1
I J 1-9/16" - 1-15/32" min.
(see note)
Friction Lining Plate
MAINTENANCE
Spring Bolt
w/ Nut
Mark all plates to
determine rotation
during seasonal clutch
procedure.
WING DRIVELINE
SLIP CLUTCH
HYDRAULIC HOSES
DIVIDER
GEARBOX
FIGURE 24
Replace pinched and broken Hydraulic Hoses at once. Tighten any Hydraulic Fitting with fluid leaking from it. If fluid
still leaks, loosen the fitting, apply a pipe thread compound to the threads and tighten. Care must be exercised
when tightening Hydraulic Fittings. Too much tightening can cause the fittings to crack and require replacement
fittings.
Although a small amount of oil will be present from bleeding at all Hydraulic Fittings, significant amounts of oil
leaking around the Breather Plug on the Cylinder indicates that the seal in the Cylinder is worn out. Replace the
seals in the Cylinder immediately before the Cylinder is damaged or too much hydraulic fluid is lost.
SKID SHOES
Skid shoes are made of carbon steel to reduce wear and increase service life. Premature wear can be caused by
the mower Center or Wing sections being set too low which allows the Wing Skid Shoes to drag on the ground.
Dragging the Skid Shoes on the ground or running the Skid Shoes into solid objects can contribute to early frame
failure on the mower. Replace worn Skid Shoes as required.
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MAINTENANCE
STORAGE
Your rotary cutter represents an investment from which you should get the greatest possible benefit. Therefore,
when the season is over, the cutter should be thoroughly checked and prepared for storage so that a minimum
amount of work will be required to put it back into operation for the next season. The following are suggested
storage procedures:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Thoroughly clean the cutter.
Lubricate the cutter as covered in Maintenance Section.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended torque.
Check the cutter for worn or damaged parts. Make replacements immediately.
Store the cutter in a clean, dry place with the cutter housing resting on blocks.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the cutter.
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS
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.
MAINTENANCE
*
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MAINTENANCE
TOOLS NEEDED FOR DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY OF DIVIDER GEARBOX.
5
2
6
7
1
4
MAINTENANCE
3
1.
2.
3.
4.
Caulking Gun w/Silicon
Impact Wrench
Chisel 3/16" wide Blade
Ball Pin Hammer
5.
6.
7.
Torque Wrench
3/16" Punch
10 mm & 14 mm Socket
WARNING
BE CERTAIN TO CLAMP OR SECURELY SUPPORT THE GEARBOX AND SUBASSEMBLIES TO
PREVENT INJURIES TO HANDS AND FEET DUE TO
INADVERTENT DROPPING OR FALLING OVER.
WARNING
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES AND GLOVES TO PREVENT EYE AND HAND
INJURY WHEN CHISELING OR HAMMERING ON METAL COMPONENTS. HARDENED METAL WILL CHIP UN-EXPECTEDLY.
WARNING
AN ASSEMBLED GEARBOX IS QUITE HEAVY. USE A HOIST OR GET HELP TO
HANDLE THEM SAFELY. LIFT CAREFULLY AND PROPERLY USING YOUR LEGS TO
LIFT - NOT YOUR BACK.
NOTICE:
REFER TO OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPER
RE-ASSEMBLY ONTO THE CUTTER DECK. TIGHTEN CORRECTLY.
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MAINTENANCE
DISASSEMBLY OF DIVIDER GEARBOX (Trained dealer personnel only)
STEP 1
Place the Divider Gearbox on a flat surface. Drive a sharp object through the Seal and force it out of the Hub Cap.
FIGURE 25.
FIGURE 25
FIGURE 26
FIGURE 27
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MAINTENANCE
STEP 2
Remove all eight of the M10 Bolts from both Cap Hubs, using a 14mm socket. FIGURE 26. Remove the Hub
Assemblies and gaskets from the Main Housing. FIGURE 27.
MAINTENANCE
STEP 3
Remove the Hub Assembly from the vise and place it on a solid surface with the Gear in an upright position. Using
a Hammer, tap this Gear downward until the Adjusting Nuts fully exposed. Remove the Cotter Pin. Remove the
Adjusting Nut. FIGURE 28.
MAINTENANCE
FIGURE 28
STEP 4
Laying the Hub Assembly on its side, tap the Gear end of the Output Shaft into the Gear and Bearing. Once the
Shaft has cleared the Bearing, it can be fully removed from the Hub Assembly. The remaining Bearings and
Bearing Cups can be removed by conventional means. FIGURE 29.
FIGURE 29
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MAINTENANCE
STEP 5
Remove all eight Bolts from Input Cap using a 14mm Socket. Then using a Hammer, tap the Output end of the
Input Shaft. This will loosen the input Cap and allow the removal of the complete Input Shaft Assembly. FIGURE 30.
FIGURE 30
STEP 6
The Input Gear and Bearing can be removed from the Input Shaft by tapping the end of the Input Shaft on a solid
surface. FIGURE 31.
The unit is now completely disassembled with exception of Oil Seals and Bearing Races that can be removed by
conventional means. FIGURE 32.
Inspect and replace all worn or defective parts.
FIGURE 32
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MAINTENANCE
FIGURE 31
MAINTENANCE
Assembly of WW75-340
STEP 1
Install the Bearing Race into the Hub cap.
STEP 2
Install the Bearing on the Output Shaft. FIGURE 33. Place the Shaft into the Hub Cap. FIGURE 34. Place the
Bearing FIGURE 35on the Shaft and carefully drive it down FIGURE 36. Replace any shims found in disassembly,
Place the Gear FIGURE 37on the Shaft so that the threads, for the Adjusting Nut, on Shaft are exposed.
FIGURE 34
FIGURE 35
MAINTENANCE
FIGURE 33
FIGURE 36
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MAINTENANCE
STEP 3
Apply some Locktite on the Adjusting Nut FIGURE 38. Install the Adjusting Nut onto the Shaft FIGURE 39. Tighten
the Nut until it is difficult to turn the Shaft FIGURE 40. While holding Hub, tap each end of the Shaft and check to
see if it has loosened. Repeat this process until the Shaft no longer becomes loose in the assembly. Unscrew the
Nut a small amount and again tap each end of Shaft while holding the Hub. Repeat this process until a rolling
torque of 10 to 12 inch pounds is reached on the Shaft. Install Cotter Pin FIGURE 41making sure it does no Bend
over the end of the shaft.
FIGURE 38
FIGURE 39
MAINTENANCE
FIGURE 40
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MAINTENANCE
STEP 4
Apply a small amount of Silicon sealer to the bore of the Hub Cap and to the outside diameter of the Seal .
FIGURE 42. Drive the Seal into the base of the Hub Cap. FIGURE 43-46. Care should be taken to keep the Seal
in line with the base when driving it into place.
MAINTENANCE
FIGURE 42
FIGURE 43
FIGURE 44
FIGURE 46
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FIGURE 45
MAINTENANCE
STEP 5
Install the Bearing Race into the Main Gear Box Housing.
STEP 6
Install Bearing on the Shaft. On the opposite end of the Shaft, install one .012" and one .020" Gear Adjusting
Shims. Install the Gear Spacer and the Gear. Install one .020" thick Gear Adjusting Shim and install the Bearing.
FIGURE 47& 48.
FIGURE 47
FIGURE 48
NOTE! These four Bolts should be installed in every other bolt hole of the Cap When tightening, the second bolt
tightened should be 180 degrees away from the first bolt tightened. Check how the Input Shaft turns. When
turned, if tight, additional Shims are needed. If loose and the Shaft can be moved from side to side, Shims need
to be removed. The correct adjustment of the Input Shaft Bearings is when the Shaft turns freely, but cannot be
moved from side to side in the Housing.
FIGURE 49
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MAINTENANCE
STEP 7
Install the Shaft Assembly into the Main Housing. FIGURE 49. Install the Input Cap and check the gap between the
Main Housing and the Input cap to determine the approximate amount of Shims that will be required. Remove the
Input Cap and install the Gaskets. Reinstall the Cap and install four Bolts. FIGURE 50.
MAINTENANCE
STEP 8
Install a total thickness of .020" of Shims onto Hub Cap. Mount the Hub Caps on the Housing and install four
Bolts, placing them in every other bolt hole, and tighten. Check the rotation of the Gear mesh. The Gear set should
turn smoothly with little noise. The maximum backlash of Gear Mesh should not exceed .022 inches. By adding
Shims to Hub Cap the backlash may be increased, or it may be reduced by removing Shims .
STEP 9
After Gear adjustment is complete the Input Cap and the Gaskets should be removed from the Main Housing. The
Gaskets should be installed on the Input Cap. Apply a small bead of Silicon on the Gaskets and the flange of the
Input Cap. FIGURE 51. Place the Input Cap back on the Main Housing and install all eight Bolts and tighten them
to a torque of 31 to 34 foot pounds. FIGURE 52.
MAINTENANCE
FIGURE 51
FIGURE 52
STEP 10
Remove the Spindle Hub and Shims. Install the Gaskets onto the Hub Caps. Apply a small bead of Silicon on the
Gaskets and around the flange of the Hub Cap. FIGURE 53. Install the Spindle Hub assembly back on Main
Housing and install all eight Bolts. Tighten to a torque of 31 to 34 foot pounds. FIGURE 54.
FIGURE 53
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FIGURE 54
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MAINTENANCE
STEP 11
Install the second Spindle Hub assembly on the Main Housing. Check the amount of backlash present between
its Gear and the Gear on the Input Shaft. The amount of backlash between these two Gears needs to be set to the
same amount that was set on the first Gear mesh. Add or subtract Shims as required. Once this adjustment is
made, remove the Hub Cap and apply sealer as before, then reinstall on Housing. Install all eight bolts and tighten
to a torque of 31 to 34 foot pounds. FIGURE 55& 56.
The assembly should now be filled with a good grade of NLGI 000 Grease.
FIGURE 55
FIGURE 56
MAINTENANCE
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MAINTENANCE
15
16
17
18
19
20,21,22
14
13
23
24
26
25
12
27
11
28
10
29,30,31
9
MAINTENANCE
1
2
8
3
7
6
FIGURE 57
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ITEM
QTY
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
1
10
4
1
1
1
1
AR
AR
AR
8
1
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
1
1
1
AR
AR
AR
Casing
Bearing, Lower Output
Seal, Lower Output
Nut, Slotted
Cotter Pin
Shaft, Output
Gear, Output
Nut, Slotted
Cotter Pin
Bearing, Upper Output,
Inner & Outer Input
Spacer, Long
Lockwasher
Bolt, Top Cover
Plug, Pressure Vent
Washer, Sealing
Cover, Top Inspection
Gasket, Top Cover
Shim (0.10)
Shim (0.25)
Shim (0.50)
Bolt, Front Cover
Cap, Front Bearing
Retaining
Seal, Input
Shaft, Input
Gear, Input
Spacer, Short
Shim (0.30)
Shim (0.40)
Shim (0.50)
MAINTENANCE
RIGHT ANGLE GEARBOX (OUTBOARD) ASSEMBLY & DISASSEMBLY PROCEDURES
INPUT SHAFT REMOVAL
Step
Step
Step
Step
Step
1. Place Gearbox on appropriate work surface.
2. Remove Vent Plug (item #16) or Complete Top Cover (item #18)
3. Turn Gearbox upside doan allowing Oil to drai from gearbox into catch pan for proper disposal.
4. Turn Gearbox right side up and drop bottom into a hole for support or lay it on its side laying flat.
5. Remove Bolts (item # 23) from front Bearing Cap (item # 24), this will allow front cover to be
removed, It may be required to drive a wedge between front cover and main housing to loosen
cover.
Step 6. Remove Input shaft (item #26) and Input Gear (item #27), Input Shaft should pull out with Gear and
Bearing Cones (item #12) still on it, Inner Bearing Cone mat stay in Housing and Outer Bearing
Cone may have came off with front Bearing cover.
Step 7. Remove Inner Bearing Cone, Inner Spacer (item # 13), Outer Bearing Cone, Input Gear, Check now
for Shims (item # 29,30,31) always note quantity of Shims. Remove outer Spacer (item # 28) from
Input Shaft.
Step 8. Remove Input Seal (item # 25), Bearing Cup (item #12) from front Cover and bearing Cup (item#12)
from back of Main Housing (Casing) (item # 1).
PARTS INSPECTION
Step 1. Inspect and Clean all Parts. Check Bearings, Shafts, Gears, Housing and Covers. Shafts should be
inspected at Seal wear areas, Bearing areas, Splines, Threads and all surface areas. Housings for cracks
and condition of all holes that are threaded. Housing and covers where Seals drive in for Burrs and
scratches, If Bearing Cones are replaced always replace Cups with them. Gears should not have and rough
surfaces where the gears run together. On Main Housing remove any old Gasket Sealer, Scratches, Wash
and completely clean it.
OUTPUT SHAFT INSTALLATION
Step 1. Install Upper Output Shaft Bearing Cup (item # 12) into Main Housing from the top, Install Output
Shaft Lower Bearing Cup (item # 2) into Main Housing (item # 1) from the bottom, Make sure both
Bearing Cup are seated firmly against housing.
Step 2. Install Lower Bearing Cone (item #2) down over Output Shaft from top making sure it is completely
seated against shoulder on lower part of Output Shaft.
Step 3. Insert Output Shaft (item # 8) into Main Housing from the bottom till Lower Bearing Cone is seated
into Lower Bearing Cup, Slide Upper Bearing Cone down over Output Shaft from the till it seats
down against and into upper output Shaft Bearing Cup.
Step 4. Slide Output Gear (item # 9) down over Output Shaft till it sits against upper Bearing Cone.
Step 5. Install Output Shaft Bearing Adjusting nut (item # 10) Tighten Nut to set Pre-Load on Output Shaft
Bearings. Bearing Preload should be from 12 to 14 inch pounds of Rolling Torque.
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MAINTENANCE
OUTPUT SHAFT REMOVAL
Step 1. Remove Cotter Pin (item # 11) from Nut (item # 10) and Output Shaft (item # 8) this can be done by
reaching through opening in front of Main Housing.
Step 2. Slide Output (Pinion) Geat (item # 9) up off of Output Shaft and out of Main Housing.
Step 3. Output Shaft will come out of Main Housing through the bottom, If Output Seal is still in bottom of
the Main Housing use a Soft Metal (Brass or Aluminum) Pin to Drive Shaft down from the top, This
will drive Output Seal out at the same time.
Step 4. Reach in from front or top of Main Housing and remove upper Output Shaft Bearign Cone (item #
12)
Step 5. Frome the Bottom of Main Housing drive out top Bearing Cup (item # 12) and from the top drive out
the bottom Bearing Cup (item # 2).
MAINTENANCE
Step 6. Using Soft Metal (Brass or Aluminum) Pin Strike both ends of Shaft with a hammer and recheck the
Bearing Pre-Load, This is to ensure Bearings and components are centered and seated. If Bearing
Pre-Load is OK insert Cotter Pin (item # 11) and Bend ends.
Step 7. Output Seal, Put a light coat of Grease on ID of Seal or on OD of shaft where Seal rides. Install the
Output Seal using a Seal Driver.
MAINTENANCE
INPUT SHAFT REMOVAL
Step 1. Install Inner Bearing Cup (item # 12) into back of main Housing (item # 1), Make sure Cup is seated
into Main Housing.
Step 2. Install Outer Bearing Cup (item # 12) into back of Front Bearing Cover (item # 24). Make sure Cup
is Seated into front Cover.
Step 3. Install Spacer (item # 13) onto Back side of Input Shaft (item # 26), Install Spacer (item # 28) onto
input Shaft (item # 26) from the front. Install Shims (item # 29,30 & 31) onto input Shaft from the
front. For quantity of Shims refer to how many were removed.
Step 4. Install Input Gear (item #27) on to Input Shaft From, Install Outer Bearing Cone (item # 12) on to
input shaft and slide down till it seats against Gear. Install Inner Bearing Cone (item # 12) Onto input
shaft.
Step 5. Slide Input Shaft with all components down into Main Housing till Inner Bearing Cone is seated into
Inner Bearing Cup. Look at Input Gear and Output at this time, Input Gear should not be held up by
Outer Gear, if it is it will be required to add Shims (item # 29,30 & 31). If Input Gear and Output Gear
Seem to far away from each other remove some Shims (item # 29,30 & 31).
Step 6. Input Seal (item # 25) can be installed now or wait till later. With Shims (item # 20,21 & 22) lower
Input Bearing Cap (item # 24) down over Input Shaft. Install Bolts (item # 23) into Bearing Cap and
tighten them, Check Bearing Pre-Load and Gear Back Lash. Bearing Preload should be from 12 to
14 pounds of Rolling Torque, Gear Back Lash should be from .016" to .021". If these are not, shims
will have to be removed or added to get these readings.
Step 7. Install Top Cover (Item # 18) and Gasket (item # 19), Install Pressure Vent Plug (item # 16) with
Sealing Washer (item # 17), Vent Plug must be 5 pounds pressure relief type.
Step 8. Fill Gearbox with Oil, remove Oil Level Plug (item # not shown) on side of Main Housing, Remove
the vent Plug (item # 16) and fill with oil till oil starts to seep out of Oil Level Plug, Stop and wait
about 20 minutes so oil will have time to seep down around Output Shaft bearings then finish filling
with oil, This procedure may take longeer on Cold days or Shorter on Hot days. Always recheck Oil
Level after gearbox has been run approximately 1/2 hour.
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SERVIS-RHINO
LIMITED
WARRANTY
1. LIMITED WARRANTIES
1.01.Servis-Rhino 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 (“Purchaser”)
that the goods purchased are free from defects in material or workmanship.
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
in your Operator’s Manual.
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.
2. 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.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.
3. 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.
4. 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
RHINO®
1020 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936
800-446-5158
Email: parts@servis-rhino.com
R
In addition to the standard Limited Warranty shown on the facing page, Servis-Rhino also provides:
1.) ONE-YEAR (12 months) {or 6 month for Commercial/Industrial Users} LIMITED WARRANTY on the
DRIVELINE components provided they have been properly maintained† and have not been
subjected to abuse or mis-use.
2.) THREE-YEAR (36 months) LIMITED WARRANTY* on GEARBOX components provided they have
been properly maintained† and have not been subjected to abuse or mis-use except as limited
below.
* WARRANTY LIMITATIONS - GEARBOX
A) Warranty is ONE-YEAR (12 MONTHS) for Seals (After one year, seals are considerd to be
WEARING PARTS and replacment is the users' responsiblity.)
B) Users' Gearboxes may be rebuilt by Servis-Rhino or replaced by new or rebuilt Gearboxes at
the option of Servis-Rhino.
† NOTE - "properly maintained" specifically includes, but is not limited to:
A) Running Gearboxes with the proper amount of the correct lubricant.
B) Adjusting Slip Clutches correctly to provide proper protection for Driveline and Gearbox
Components.
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.
2.
3.
4.
Provide a Roll-Over-Protective Structure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and
Provide Seatbelts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
Ensure that each employee uses such Seatbelt while the tractor is moving; and
Ensure that each employee tightens the Seatbelt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected
area provided by the ROPS.
REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Securely fasten seatbelt if the tractor has a ROPS.
Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.
Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.
Do not permit others to ride.
Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.
Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
When the tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock, if available.
SR20ML-SOM-10/03
Printed U.S.A.
P/N 00763403C
An Alamo Group Company
SERVIS-RHINO®
1020 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936-9907
Please fold (do not tear), tape, and drop in any mailbox.
PLEASE FILL OUT OWNER WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
SIGN, AND DROP LAST COPY IN ANY MAILBOX.
IMPORTANT!
TO PLACE THIS WARRANTY IN EFFECT,
THIS WARRANTY REGISTRATION MUST BE
FILLED OUT, SIGNED, AND MAILED WITHIN 30
DAYS OF DELIVERY DATE OF THIS MACHINE.
DEALER AND PURCHASER MUST SIGN.
ATTENTION: ANY CLAIM SUBMITTED TO SERVIS-RHINO®
WILL BE REFUSED UNTIL COMPLETED, SIGNED
WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD IS ON FILE.00763505
SERVIS-RHINO WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MONTH
Servis-Rhino Model
Serial No.
DAY
YEAR
Purchase Date
Purchaser
Last Name
Street & No., RFD,
Box, &/or Apt. No.
First Name
City
M.I.
State or
Province
ZIP
State or
Province
ZIP
Dealer
City
•
I have informed the Purchaser of this product of Warranty terms, provisions, and procedures that are applicable, reviewed the contents of the Operator’s Manual
including safety equipment, safe operation, and maintenance, reviewed the Safety Signs on implement (and tractor if possible), shown the AEM Mower Safety
Practices Video, and reviewed Purchaser’s responsibility to train his operators in safe operation.
• IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Solid Skirts must be maintained in good repair and installed except in areas where persons,
vehicles, livestock, or other property will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would prevent the mower’s reasonable performance
of its assigned task.
• DRIVELINES: I have made certain that all driveline, gearbox, and other shields are in good repair and fastened securely in place to prevent injuries from
entanglement or thrown objects.
•
HYDRAULIC MACHINES: I have explained the necessity of using clean hydraulic oil, changing filters as instructed, stopping leaks, damage caused by
operating with over-heated oil, caring for hoses, using hoses of proper rating, the necessity of maintaining the specified operating pressure, and the potential hazard
of oil's penetrating the skin.
• BOOM-TYPE or FOLDING-TYPE IMPLEMENTS:
I have explained that it is not possible to guard against thrown objects when the head is lifted off ground
and that operator is responsible to watch out for persons in the area. I have explained that the lifted mower head or boom can contact overhead obstructions with
damage to cables and telephone lines and possible injury. I have explained that the extended head or boom or retracted boom can contact power lines with resulting
electrocution injury or death and that operator is responsible for keeping clear of such hazards.
Dealer’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
I have been instructed on the paragraphs above, received and have been shown the AEM Mower Safety Practices Video and have been instructed in the contents
of the Operator’s Manual including safety signs, safety equipment, safe operation, maintenance, and the potential hazards of unauthorized alteration or modification
of the product. I have been informed of the warranty provisions and know that the warranty is not in effect until this form is received by Alamo Group.
I understand the Implement Guarding statements above and the potential hazards of operating without such guards. I understand that the operator is responsible for
the safety of others in the area. I have examined the product and accept it as being complete and in satisfactory condition with all required guards.
Purchaser’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
Do not tear.
Do not tear.
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
Inspection Performed - Warranty and Safety Procedures Explained - Installation Complete
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
Gearboxes & Speed Increaser (Oil Levels)
Hydraulic Oil Level (External. Tank)
Tractor Hydraulic Oil Level
Hydraulic Hoses (No Kinks, Binds, or Leaks)
Hydraulic Hose Connections are Tight (No Leaks)
MOWER
Spindle And Motor Bolts Properly Torqued
Spindle Housing Bearings are lubricated
Blade Carrier Bolts Properly Torqued / Retaining Pin In Place
Mower Cutting Height And Level Adjusted
Belt Alignment And Tension Adjusted
Driveline Clutch (Torque Limiter) (Adjust And Run In)
All Hardware Properly Torqued
Tire Air Pressure / Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
Wheel Bearings (Check, Grease, And Preload)
ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
Thrown Object Deflectors Front And Rear
Correct Blade Rotation Direction
Wing transport locks and latches
Mower head transport support bracket
All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
MOWER TO TRACTOR CONNECTION
Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
Axle Height (Adjusted)
Cutting Height (Adjust)
Mount Kit Pre-Operation Check Complete
Mower Wing (Adjust Level With The Center)
Mower Wing (Check For Proper Raising Operation)
Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
Mounting Hardware Properly Torqued
SAFETY ITEMS
Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
S.M.V. Emblem (Installed)
Neutral Safety & Cut - Off Switches work properly
Safety Decals (Installed in good condition)
Operator’s Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Video has been shown to Purchaser
_________
Pur. Intitials
AEM Mower Safety Video has been presented to Purchaser ________
Pur. Intitials
Purchaser's Signature _________________________ Date __________ Dealer's Signature ________________________ Date __________
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BEFORE MAILING WARRANTY CARD, MAKE SURE ALL INFORMATION IS LEGIBLE
®
2. REMOVE WHITE COPY FOR CUSTOMER RECORDS.
3. REMOVE YELLOW COPY FOR DEALERS RECORDS.
4. MAIL LAST CARD POSTAGE FREE.
SERVIS-RHINO® WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MONTH
Servis-Rhino Model
Serial No.
Purchaser
Last Name
Street & No., RFD,
Box, &/or Apt. No.
City
DAY
YEAR
Purchase Date
First Name
M.I.
State or
Province
ZIP
State or
Province
ZIP
Dealer
City
•
I have informed the Purchaser of this product of Warranty terms, provisions, and procedures that are applicable, reviewed the contents of the Operator’s Manual
including safety equipment, safe operation, and maintenance, reviewed the Safety Signs on implement (and tractor if possible), shown the AEM Mower Safety
Practices Video, and reviewed Purchaser’s responsibility to train his operators in safe operation.
• IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Solid Skirts must be maintained in good repair and installed except in areas where persons,
vehicles, livestock, or other property will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would prevent the mower’s reasonable performance
of its assigned task.
• DRIVELINES: I have made certain that all driveline, gearbox, and other shields are in good repair and fastened securely in place to prevent injuries from
entanglement or thrown objects.
•
HYDRAULIC MACHINES: I have explained the necessity of using clean hydraulic oil, changing filters as instructed, stopping leaks, damage caused by
operating with over-heated oil, caring for hoses, using hoses of proper rating, the necessity of maintaining the specified operating pressure, and the potential hazard
of oil's penetrating the skin.
• BOOM-TYPE or FOLDING-TYPE IMPLEMENTS:
I have explained that it is not possible to guard against thrown objects when the head is lifted off ground
and that operator is responsible to watch out for persons in the area. I have explained that the lifted mower head or boom can contact overhead obstructions with
damage to cables and telephone lines and possible injury. I have explained that the extended head or boom or retracted boom can contact power lines with resulting
electrocution injury or death and that operator is responsible for keeping clear of such hazards.
Dealer’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
I have been instructed on the paragraphs above, received and have been shown the AEM Mower Safety Practices Video and have been instructed in the contents
of the Operator’s Manual including safety signs, safety equipment, safe operation, maintenance, and the potential hazards of unauthorized alteration or modification
of the product. I have been informed of the warranty provisions and know that the warranty is not in effect until this form is received by Alamo Group.
I understand the Implement Guarding statements above and the potential hazards of operating without such guards. I understand that the operator is responsible for
the safety of others in the area. I have examined the product and accept it as being complete and in satisfactory condition with all required guards.
DEALER COPY
Purchaser’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
Inspection Performed - Warranty and Safety Procedures Explained - Installation Complete
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
Gearboxes & Speed Increaser (Oil Levels)
Hydraulic Oil Level (External. Tank)
Tractor Hydraulic Oil Level
Hydraulic Hoses (No Kinks, Binds, or Leaks)
Hydraulic Hose Connections are Tight (No Leaks)
MOWER
Spindle And Motor Bolts Properly Torqued
Spindle Housing Bearings are lubricated
Blade Carrier Bolts Properly Torqued / Retaining Pin In Place
Mower Cutting Height And Level Adjusted
Belt Alignment And Tension Adjusted
Driveline Clutch (Torque Limiter) (Adjust And Run In)
All Hardware Properly Torqued
Tire Air Pressure / Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
Wheel Bearings (Check, Grease, And Preload)
ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
Thrown Object Deflectors Front And Rear
Correct Blade Rotation Direction
Wing transport locks and latches
Mower head transport support bracket
All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
MOWER TO TRACTOR CONNECTION
Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
Axle Height (Adjusted)
Cutting Height (Adjust)
Mount Kit Pre-Operation Check Complete
Mower Wing (Adjust Level With The Center)
Mower Wing (Check For Proper Raising Operation)
Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
Mounting Hardware Properly Torqued
SAFETY ITEMS
Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
S.M.V. Emblem (Installed)
Neutral Safety & Cut - Off Switches work properly
Safety Decals (Installed in good condition)
Operator’s Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Video has been shown to Purchaser
_________
Pur. Intitials
AEM Mower Safety Video has been presented to Purchaser ________
Pur. Intitials
Purchaser's Signature _________________________ Date __________ Dealer's Signature ________________________ Date __________
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1. PRINT FIRMLY.
2. REMOVE WHITE COPY FOR CUSTOMER RECORDS.
3. REMOVE YELLOW COPY FOR DEALERS RECORDS.
4. MAIL LAST CARD POSTAGE FREE.
SERVIS-RHINO® WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MONTH
Servis-Rhino Model
Serial No.
Purchaser
Last Name
Street & No., RFD,
Box, &/or Apt. No.
City
DAY
YEAR
Purchase Date
First Name
M.I.
State or
Province
ZIP
State or
Province
ZIP
Dealer
City
•
I have informed the Purchaser of this product of Warranty terms, provisions, and procedures that are applicable, reviewed the contents of the Operator’s Manual
including safety equipment, safe operation, and maintenance, reviewed the Safety Signs on implement (and tractor if possible), shown the AEM Mower Safety
Practices Video, and reviewed Purchaser’s responsibility to train his operators in safe operation.
• IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Solid Skirts must be maintained in good repair and installed except in areas where persons,
vehicles, livestock, or other property will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would prevent the mower’s reasonable performance
of its assigned task.
• DRIVELINES: I have made certain that all driveline, gearbox, and other shields are in good repair and fastened securely in place to prevent injuries from
entanglement or thrown objects.
•
HYDRAULIC MACHINES: I have explained the necessity of using clean hydraulic oil, changing filters as instructed, stopping leaks, damage caused by
operating with over-heated oil, caring for hoses, using hoses of proper rating, the necessity of maintaining the specified operating pressure, and the potential hazard
of oil's penetrating the skin.
• BOOM-TYPE or FOLDING-TYPE IMPLEMENTS:
I have explained that it is not possible to guard against thrown objects when the head is lifted off ground
and that operator is responsible to watch out for persons in the area. I have explained that the lifted mower head or boom can contact overhead obstructions with
damage to cables and telephone lines and possible injury. I have explained that the extended head or boom or retracted boom can contact power lines with resulting
electrocution injury or death and that operator is responsible for keeping clear of such hazards.
Dealer’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
I have been instructed on the paragraphs above, received and have been shown the AEM Mower Safety Practices Video and have been instructed in the contents
of the Operator’s Manual including safety signs, safety equipment, safe operation, maintenance, and the potential hazards of unauthorized alteration or modification
of the product. I have been informed of the warranty provisions and know that the warranty is not in effect until this form is received by Alamo Group.
I understand the Implement Guarding statements above and the potential hazards of operating without such guards. I understand that the operator is responsible for
the safety of others in the area. I have examined the product and accept it as being complete and in satisfactory condition with all required guards.
CUSTOMER COPY
Purchaser’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
Inspection Performed - Warranty and Safety Procedures Explained - Installation Complete
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
Gearboxes & Speed Increaser (Oil Levels)
Hydraulic Oil Level (External. Tank)
Tractor Hydraulic Oil Level
Hydraulic Hoses (No Kinks, Binds, or Leaks)
Hydraulic Hose Connections are Tight (No Leaks)
MOWER
Spindle And Motor Bolts Properly Torqued
Spindle Housing Bearings are lubricated
Blade Carrier Bolts Properly Torqued / Retaining Pin In Place
Mower Cutting Height And Level Adjusted
Belt Alignment And Tension Adjusted
Driveline Clutch (Torque Limiter) (Adjust And Run In)
All Hardware Properly Torqued
Tire Air Pressure / Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
Wheel Bearings (Check, Grease, And Preload)
ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
Thrown Object Deflectors Front And Rear
Correct Blade Rotation Direction
Wing transport locks and latches
Mower head transport support bracket
All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
MOWER TO TRACTOR CONNECTION
Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
Axle Height (Adjusted)
Cutting Height (Adjust)
Mount Kit Pre-Operation Check Complete
Mower Wing (Adjust Level With The Center)
Mower Wing (Check For Proper Raising Operation)
Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
Mounting Hardware Properly Torqued
SAFETY ITEMS
Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
S.M.V. Emblem (Installed)
Neutral Safety & Cut - Off Switches work properly
Safety Decals (Installed in good condition)
Operator’s Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Video has been shown to Purchaser
_________
Pur. Intitials
AEM Mower Safety Video has been presented to Purchaser ________
Pur. Intitials
Purchaser's Signature _________________________ Date __________ Dealer's Signature ________________________ Date __________
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1. PRINT FIRMLY.