Operator`s manual | Belkin F5D9000 Network Card User Manual

TONDEUSE AUTOPORTEE
LAWN-TRACTOR
RASENTRAKTOR
MINITRACTOR CORTADOR DE CESPED
TRATTORINO RASAERBA
ZITMAAIER
HF2315SBE
HF2315HME
HF2415SBE
HF2417HME
HF2417HTE
HF2620HME
HF2620HTE
MANUEL D’UTILISATION
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
GEBRAUCHSANWEISUNG
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI
GEBRUIKERSHANDLEIDING
★★★★★
Honda Europe Power Equipment S.A.
Pôle 45 - Rue des Châtaigniers
451401 ORMES - FRANCE
Realizzazione: EDIPROM / bergamo - PRINTED IN ITALY
CG71505090H4
FR EN DE ES IT NL
INTRODUCTION
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INTRODUCTION
Dear Customer,
thank-you for having chosen one of our products. We hope that you will get complete satisfaction from using your new lawn-tractor and that it will fully meet all
your expectations.
This manual has been compiled in order that you may get to know your machine
and to be able to use it safely and efficiently. Don’t forget that it forms an integral
part of the machine, so keep it handy so that it can be consulted at any time, and
pass it on to the purchaser if you resell the machine.
This new machine of yours has been designed and made in line with current regulations, and is safe and reliable if used for cutting and collecting grass exactly
following the instructions given in this manual (proper usage). Using the machine
in any other way or ignoring the instructions for safe usage, maintenance and
repair is considered "incorrect usage" which will invalidate the guarantee, and
the manufacturer will decline all responsibility, placing the blame with the user for
damage or injury to himself or others in such cases.
Since the product is continually being improved, you may find slight differences
between your machine and the descriptions contained in this manual. Certain
modifications can be made to the machine without prior warning and without the
obligation to update the manual, although the essential safety and function characteristics will remain unaltered. In case of any doubts, do not hesitate to contact
your Dealer. And now enjoy your work!
AFTER-SALES SERVICE
This manual gives all the necessary instructions for using the machine and the
basic maintenance that may be carried out by the user.
Contact your Dealer for operations not described in this manual.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. SAFETY REGULATIONS ............................................................................... 3
Regulations for using the machine safely
2. IDENTIFICATION OF THE MACHINE AND COMPONENTS ........................ 7
Explanations on how to identify the machine and its main components
3. UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY ..................................................................... 9
Explanations on how to remove the packing and on how to assemble separated parts
4. CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS .............................................................. 15
Position and functions of all the controls
5. HOW TO USE THE MACHINE ...................................................................... 22
Provides indications for working efficiently and safely
5.1 Safety recommendations ........................................................................ 22
5.2 Why the safety devices cut in ................................................................. 22
5.3 Preliminary operations before starting work ........................................... 24
5.4 Using the machine .................................................................................. 27
5.5 Using on slopes ...................................................................................... 35
5.6 Transporting ............................................................................................ 36
5.7 Advice on how to obtain a good cut ....................................................... 36
5.8 Summary of the main operations to be carried out in various conditions .... 37
6. MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................ 39
All the information for maintaining the machine in peak efficiency
6.1 Safety recommendations ........................................................................ 39
6.2 Routine maintenance .............................................................................. 39
6.3 Checks and adjustments ........................................................................ 44
6.4 Dismantling and renewing parts ............................................................. 52
7. TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................................. 59
A help in quickly resolving any problems
8. ACCESSORIES ON REQUEST ................................................................... 62
A description of the accessories available for particular types of work
9. SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................................................... 63
A summary of the main specifications of your machine
10. ALPHABETICAL INDEX ............................................................................ 64
Where information can be found
SAFETY REGULATIONS
1.
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SAFETY REGULATIONS
1.1 HOW TO READ THE MANUAL
Some paragraphs in the manual containing information of particular importance
for safety and operation are highlighted at various levels of emphasis, and signify
the following:
NOTE
IMPORTANT
or
These give details or further information on what has already been said, and aim to prevent damage to the machine.
! WARNING!
Non-observance will result in the risk of injury to oneself
or others.
! DANGER!
Non-observance will result in the risk of serious injury or
death to oneself or others.
This manual describes various versions of the machine, which mainly differ in:
– type of transmission: with mechanical gear-change or with hydrostatic continuous speed adjustment;
– blade engagement system, manual, pneumatic or electromagnetic clutch;
– special equipment and/or accessories.
The symbol ➤ highlights all differences in usage and is followed by the indication of the version to which it refers.
The symbol “ ☛ ” makes a reference to another part of the manual where further
information or clarification can be found.
NOTE
Whenever a reference is made to a position on the machine
“front”, “back”, “left” or “right” hand side, this is determined by facing the direction of forward travel.
IMPORTANT
For all usage and maintenance operations on the battery
which are not described in this manual, consult the relevant manual which form
an integral part of all the documentation supplied with the machine.
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SAFETY REGULATIONS
1.2 SAFETY REGULATIONS
(read carefully before using the machine)
A) TRAINING
1) Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of
the equipment.
2) Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use the lawnmower. Local regulations can restrict the age of the operator.
3) Never mow while people, especially children, or pets are nearby.
4) Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards
occurring to other people or their property.
5) Do not carry passengers.
6) All drivers should seek and obtain professional and practical instruction. Such
instruction should emphasise:
– the need for care and concentration when working with ride-on machines;
– control of a ride-on machine sliding on a slope will not be regained by the application of the brake. The main reasons for loss of control are:
– insufficient wheel grip;
– being driven too fast;
– inadequate braking;
– the type of machine is unsuitable for its task;
– lack of awareness of the effect of ground conditions, especially slopes;
– incorrect hitching and load distribution.
B) PREPARATION
1) While mowing, always wear substantial footwear and long trousers. Do not operate
the equipment when barefoot or wearing open sandals.
2) Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used and remove all
objects which can be thrown by the machine.
3) DANGER! Petrol is highly flammable:
– store fuel in containers specifically designed for this purpose;
– refuel outdoors only and do not smoke while refuelling;
– add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the cap of the fuel tank or add
petrol while the engine is running or when the engine is hot;
– If petrol is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine but move the machine away
from the area of spillage and avoid creating any source of ignition until the petrol
vapours have dissipated;
– replace all fuel tank and container caps securely.
4) Replace faulty silencers.
5) Before using, always visually inspect to see that the blades, blade bolts and cutter
assembly are not worn or damaged. Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts in
sets to preserve balance.
6) On multi-bladed machines, take care as rotating one blade can cause other blades
to rotate.
C) OPERATION
1) Do not operate the engine in a confined space where dangerous carbon monoxide
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fumes can collect.
2) Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
3) Before attempting to start the engine, disengage all blade attachment clutches and
shift into neutral.
4) Do not use on slopes of more than 10° (17%).
5) Remember there is no such thing as a “safe” slope. Travel on grass slopes requires
particular care. To guard against overturning:
– do not stop or start suddenly when going up or downhill;
– engage the clutch slowly and always keep the machine in gear, especially when travelling downhill;
– machine speeds should be kept low on slopes and during tight turns;
– stay alert for humps and hollows and other hidden hazards;
– never mow across the face of the slope.
6) Use care when pulling loads or using heavy equipment:
– use only approved drawbar hitch points;
– limit loads to those you can safely control;
– do not turn sharply. Use care when reversing;
7) Stop the blades rotating before crossing surfaces other than grass.
8) Never operate the machine with defective guards, or without safety protective
devices in place.
9) Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed the engine. Operating the
engine at excessive speed can increase the hazard of personal injury.
10) Before leaving the operator’s position:
– disengage the power take-off and lower the attachments;
– change into neutral and set the parking brake;
– stop the engine and remove the key.
11) Disengage drive to attachments, stop the engine and remove the ignition key:
– before clearing blockages or unclogging chutes;
– before cleaning, checking or working on the machine;
– after striking a foreign object. Inspect the machine for damage and make repairs
before restarting and operating the equipment;
– If the machine starts to vibrate abnormally (check immediately).
12) Disengage drive to blades when transporting or not in use.
13) Stop the engine and disengage drive to the attachment:
– before refuelling;
– before removing the grass catcher.
14) Reduce the throttle setting during engine run-out and, if the engine is provided
with a shut-off valve, turn the fuel off at the conclusion of mowing.
D) MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
1) Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working
condition.
2) Never store the equipment with petrol in the tank inside a building where fumes
may reach an open flame or spark.
3) Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.
4) To reduce the fire hazard, keep the engine, silencer, battery compartment and petrol
storage area free of grass, leaves, or excessive grease.
5) Check the grass catcher frequently for wear or deterioration.
6) Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
7) If the fuel tank has to be drained, this should be done outdoors.
8) On multi-bladed machines, take care as rotating one blade can cause other blades
to rotate.
9) When the machine is to be stored or left unattended, lower the cutting deck.
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SAFETY REGULATIONS
1.3 SAFETY DECALS
Your machine must be used with care. Therefore, decals have been placed on the
machine, to remind you pictorially of the main precautions to take during use.
These decals are to be considered an integral part of the machine.
If a decal should fall off or become illegible, contact your Dealer to replace it.
Their meaning is explained below.
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3
2
4
1 = Warning: Read the instructions before operating this
machine.
2 = Warning: Disconnect the
ignition key and read the instructions before carrying out any
repair or maintenance work.
3 = Danger! Ejected objects:
Do not operate without either the
stone-guard or grass-catcher in
place.
5
6
4 = Danger! Ejected objects:
Keep bystanders away.
5 = Danger! Machine rollover:
Do not use this machine on
slopes greater then 10°.
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6 = Danger! Dismemberment: Make sure that children stay
clear of the machine all the time when engine is running.
7 = Danger of cutting yourself. Blades in movement. Do not
put hands or feet near or under the opening of the cutting plate.
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8 = Warning: Do not manipulate the microswitch.
1.4 REGULATIONS FOR TOWING
A kit for towing a small trailer is available on request. This
accessory is to be fitted as per the instructions provided.
When using, do not exceed the recommended drawbar
loads stated on the decal and follow the safety instructions, (☛ 1.2, C-6).
IDENTIFICATION OF THE MACHINE AND COMPONENTS
2.
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IDENTIFICATION OF THE MACHINE AND COMPONENTS
2.1 IDENTIFICATION OF THE MACHINE
The plate located on the left side of the
main frame has the essential data of each
machine.
The serial number (5) must be quoted
when you require technical assistance or
spare parts.
1. Acoustic power level according to directive 2000/14/EEC
2. Conformity mark according to directive
98/37/EEC
3. Year of manufacture
4. Type of machine
5. Serial number
6. Weight in kg
7. Name and address of Manufacturer
✍
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6
M A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Note your
machine serial number here
5
4
2
7
3
H F 2 _ _ _ _ _ E
Write your
machine’s model here.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE YOUR MACHINE
Preparation, use and maintenance of a range of machines with many differing
features are described in this manual. It is therefore important to clearly identify
your machine’s model in order to following all of the information regarding it.
Your machine’s model is indicated on the “identification label” in point 4 and is
composed of a series of letters and numbers.
In the following pages of this manual, the model or models to which operations
refer are indicated beforehand. The absence of any indication means it is valid for
all models.
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IDENTIFICATION OF THE MACHINE AND COMPONENTS
2.2 IDENTIFICATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS
Various main components can be seen on the machine, and these have the following functions:
1. Cutting deck: this is the guard enclosing the rotating blades.
2. Blades: these are what cut the grass. The wings at the ends help convey the
cut grass towards the collector channel.
3. Collector channel: this is the part connecting the cutting deck to the grasscatcher.
4. Grass-catcher: as well as collecting the grass cuttings, this is also a safety
element in that it stops any objects drawn up by the blades from being thrown
outside of the machine.
5. Stone-guard or deflector (available as optional part): this can be fitted in
place of the grass-catcher and prevents objects drawn up by the blades from
being thrown outside of the machine.
6. Engine: this moves the blades and drives the wheels.
7. Battery: provides the energy for starting the engine. Its specifications and
regulations for use are described in a specific manual.
8. Driver seat: this is where the machine operator sits. It has a sensor for
detecting the presence of the operator which is a safety device.
9. Decals for regulations and safety: give reminders on the main provisions
for working safely, each of which is explained in chapter 1.
10. Inspection hatch: for access to make several adjustments.
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UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY
3.
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UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY
For storage and transport reasons, some components of the machine are not
directly installed in the factory, but have to be assembled after their removal from
the packing. Final assembly is carried out by following these simple instructions.
IMPORTANT
The machine is supplied without engine oil or fuel. Before
starting up the engine, fill with oil and fuel following the instructions.
3.1 UNPACKING
When unpacking the machine, take care to gather all individual parts and fittings,
and do not damage the cutting deck when taking the machine off the base pallet.
The packing contents:
– the machine;
– the steering wheel;
– the seat;
– the front bumper (if fitted);
– the grass-catcher brackets;
– the grass-catcher components;
– the battery charger;
– an envelope containing:
– the operator’s manuals and documents,
– the nuts and bolts including a pin for blocking the steering wheel,
– 2 starter keys and a spare 10 A fuse.
NOTE
To prevent damaging the cutting deck when getting the machine down from the pallet, take it to the maximum height (☛ 4.6) and be very
careful. In the hydrostatic drive models, to get the machine off the pallet and to
move it more easily, put the drive disengage lever in position «B» (☛ 4.34).
3.2 FITTING THE STEERING WHEEL
1
2
Put the machine on a flat surface and
straighten up the front wheels.
Fit the steering wheel (1) onto the protruding shaft (2) with the spokes directed
towards the seat.
Line up the hole in the steering wheel hub
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with the hole in the shaft and insert the pin supplied (3) using a hammer, ensuring
that the end comes completely through to the opposite side.
NOTE
To avoid damaging the steering wheel, use a punch of the
same size to push the pin in the last part.
3.3 FITTING THE SEAT
➤ HF2•••◊BE
Mount the seat (1) on the plate (2) using
the screws (3).
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2
3
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1
HF2•••◊TE
Raise the adjustment lever (3) and fit the
seat (1) in the slide (2), introducing it
from the steering wheel’s side, till the
seat engages in one of the 6 positions.
4
At this point the seat is engaged and
cannot be removed unless the lever (4) is
pressed, freeing it from its retainer.
2
1
3
3.4 FRONT BUMPER ASSEMBLY (if fitted)
2
Fit the front bumper (1) on the lower part of
the frame (2) using the four screws (3).
3.5 CONNECTING THE BATTERY
1
3
The battery (1) is situated behind the engine and is held in place by an elastic
strap (2). Unhook the elastic strap (2), remove the battery and its protective cover
(3) and pour the electrolytic solution (4) (Acid not supplied: specific gravity 1,280
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or 31,5° Baumé) until the indicated level is reached, distributing it evenly among the six elements.
6
1
2
7
Close the six caps
(5) which are included and begin charging the battery.
Remount the battery on the machine.
The elastic strap (2)
shoud be placed
behind the filling
caps (5) of the battery.
Connect the red cable (6) to first the positive terminal (+)
then the black cable (7) to the negative terminal (–) using
the supplied screws as indicated.
Grease the terminals with silicon grease, making sure that
the protective cap of the red cable (6) is positioned correctly.
3
4
5
IMPORTANT
After having activated the battery, continue charging it completely. Contact your Dealer who has all of the proper equipment available. The
battery charger supplied is NOT able to carry out the first charging of the battery after it has been activated..
IMPORTANT
To prevent the safety device in the electronics card from cutting in, never start the engine until the battery is fully charged!
! WARNING!
Battery acid is corrosive and a pollutant. When handling,
use protective gloves and dispose of properly following current regulations.
3.6 GRASS-CATCHER SUPPORT
ASSEMBLY
4
1
Fit the two brackets (1) on the rear plate
(2), using for each bracket three screws
(3) which are supplied, as shown, without
fully tightening the nuts (4).
The supports (1) must be mounted so that
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the wings (1a) are turned inwards.
Hook the upper part of the grass-catcher
frame (5) onto the brackets and centre it
up with the rear plate (2).
5
1a
Adjust the position of the two brackets (1)
to the stop (6) so that, when turning the
grass-catcher frame, the pin (7) slots into
the seat (8) correctly.
2
1
Check again that the frame (5) is properly
centred with the rear plate (2) and that it
rotates correctly, as shown above, and
then fully tighten the screws (3) and the
nuts (4).
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8
7
1
5
3.7 ASSEMBLING THE LEVERS FOR TIPPING THE GRASS-CATCHER
➤ HF2•••HTE
Position the lever axle (1) in the notch
of the two plates (2) and attach them
on the internal side of the grass-catcher supports (3), using the included
screws (4) in the sequence shown.
4
3
1
4
3
4
4
Connect the end of the rod (5) of the
lifting piston to the lever (6) with the pin
(7) and attach the two snap rings (8).
1
Before attaching the grass-catcher to
its supports, make sure that the tipping
lever moves properly.
2
8
6
7
5
8
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3.8 REMOVAL OF THE STOP FROM THE HOOKING PAWL OF THE GRASSCATCHER
For transport purposes, the pawl (1) hooking the
grass-catcher is held onto the rear plate by a stop
(2). This stop must be removed before fitting the
grass-catcher brackets, and is not to be subsequently used.
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3.9 GRASS-CATCHER ASSEMBLY
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8
A) Join the upper part of the frame (1) to the front component (2) using the supplied screws and nuts (3) as shown. Fit
the two rubber caps (4) into the holes in the tube of front
frame (2).
➤ HF2•••HTE
B) Before fully tightening the nuts (3), insert the two supports (5) between the plates of the upper frame (1) with
the rollers turned inwards. Fasten them with the screws
and nuts (6) and then fully tighten the nuts (3).
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D
2
9
C-D) Attach the two side elements (7), using the screws and nuts (8 and 9) as
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shown. Fit the two rubber caps (10) into the holes in the two
side elements (7).
E) Insert the frame in the canvas cover (11) making sure it is
correctly positioned on the base perimeter. Hook the plastic
profiles (12) onto the frame tubes with the aid of a screw-driver (13).
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F) Place the plate (14) between the canvas and the lower
part of the frame’s right side element (7a), lining up the
holes.
F) Attach the stiffening bar (15) under the frame with screws
and nuts (16) keeping the flat part turned towards the canvas.
E
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CLAK
12
F 16
7a
14
15
16
11
G
G) Using the six screws (18), attach the cover (17) to the
frame’s upper part (1).
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18
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H) Insert the emptying lever (19) in its position and put in
the limit stop screw (20) with its nut (21).
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H
20
19
21
3
6
(x 4)
8
(x 4)
9
(x 2)
16
(x 4)
18
(x 2)
20 - 21
(x 6)
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4.
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CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS
4.1 STEERING WHEEL
Turns the front wheels.
4.2 CHOKE CONTROL
This enriches the mixture so must only be used for the time necessary when
starting from cold.
4.3 ACCELERATOR LEVER
Regulates the engine's r.p.m. The positions are indicated on the plate and corre4.7
4.9.2
4.8.1
A
4.2
B
4.9.3
4.1
4.3
B
4.8.2
4.4
A
4.9.1
B
4.8.3
4.5
A
A
B
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spond to:
«SLOW»
for minimum engine speed
«FAST»
for maximum engine speed
– When moving from one area to another, put the lever in a position between
«SLOW» and «FAST».
– When cutting, go to the «FAST» position.
4.4 KEY IGNITION SWITCH
This key operated control has three positions:
«OFF»
everything is switched off;
«ON»
activates all parts;
«START» engages the starter motor.
On being released at the «START» position, the key will automatically return to
«ON».
4.5 PARKING BRAKE LEVER
This lever is to stop the machine from moving when it has been parked. There are
two positions:
«A»
= Brake off
«B»
= Brake engaged
– The brake is engaged by fully pressing the pedal (4.21 or 4.31) and moving the
lever to position «B». When you take your foot off the pedal it will be blocked in
the down position.
– In models which include it, a pilot lamp will warn that the “brake is engaged”
(4.10.d).
– To disengage the parking brake, press the pedal (4.21 or 4.31). The lever will
return to position «A».
4.6 CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTING LEVER
There are seven positions for this lever, shown as "1" to "7" on the label, which
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correspond to just as many cutting heights. Their values are indicated in the
“Specifications table” (☛ Chapter 9).
– To go from one height to another, press the release button at the end of the
lever.
4.7 PUSH-BUTTON FOR REVERSE MOWING
By keeping the push-button pressed, it is possible to engage the reverse gear and
go backwards even with the blades engaged, without causing the engine to stop.
4.8 BLADE ENGAGEMENT AND BRAKE CONTROL
4.8.1
A
➤ HF2•••SBE
B
The lever (4.8.1) has two positions, as shown on the
label and correspond to:
«A» = Blades disengaged
«B» = Blades engaged
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The lever (4.8.2) inserts the blades with a pneumatic
clutch and has two positions, as shown on the label.
They correspond to:
«A» = Blades disengaged
B
4.8.2
A
«B» = Blades engaged
– The “Blades engaged” condition is indicated by a
pilot lamp (4.10.c).
➤ HF2620◊••
The mushroom switch (4.8.3) is for engaging the
blades by an electromagnetic clutch:
«A» Pressed
= Blades disengaged
«B» Pulled
= Blades engaged
B
4.8.3
A
– The “Blades engaged” condition is indicated by a
pilot lamp (4.10.c).
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– If the blades are engaged when safety conditions have not been complied with,
the engine shuts down and cannot be restarted (☛ 5.2).
– On disengaging the blades (position "A"), a brake is simultaneously activated
which stops their rotation in few seconds.
– It is possible to engage the blades in reverse only by pressing push-button 4.7.
4.9 CONTROL FOR TIPPING GRASS-CATCHER
➤ HF2•••SBE
HF2•••HME
The grass-catcher may be tipped to empty by pulling the
lever (4.9.1), which can be extracted from its housing.
4.9.1
➤ HF2•••HTE
The grass-catcher may be emptied by pressing the pushbutton (4.9.2), keeping it pressed until the control motor
stops.
The grass-catcher returns to the working position by pressing the push-button (4.9.3), keeping it pressed until the
pawl hooks into place and the control motor stops.
4.9.2
4.9.3
4.10 INDICATOR LIGHTS AND SOUND WARNINGS ON THE DASHBOARD
➤ HF2620HTE
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a) The display comes on when the key is
inserted (4.4):
– it indicates the battery voltage in the
«ON» position, before starting the
engine;
– it indicates the engine’s total operation
time in the «ON» position, with the
engine started;
– a blinking decimal point (.) indicates that
the counter is working.
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c
d
e
f
g
h
The warning lights come on when the key is
in the «ON» position and stay on simultaneously for approximately 2 seconds (in combination with an intermittent warning sound)
to indicate proper functioning.
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Afterwards, when a warning light comes on,
it indicates:
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d
e
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b)
seat without operator;
c)
blades engaged;
d)
parking brake engaged;
e)
missing grass-catcher or stoneguard;
f)
insufficient battery recharge; look
for the causes in chapter 7 of this
manual;
g)
transmission in “neutral” position.
h)
low fuel: it means that approx. 1.5
liters are left in the tank, which is
enough for 30-40 minutes of normal work;
j)
problems with the engine’s lubrication: turn the engine off immediately and check the oil level (☛ 5.3.3).
If the problem persists, contact your
Dealer.
l
m b
c
d
e
f
g
h
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m
k)
k
This warning light comes on when the key (4.4) is in the «ON» position
and always stays on while operating.
– If it blinks, it means that the engine cannot be started (☛ 5.2).
l) The sensor located inside the dashboard turns on the headlights automatically
(in models where included) after approximately few of darkness and turns
them off after few seconds of light.
– To avoid unnecessary use of them, keep the area near the sensor clean
and do not place rags or objects on the dashboard.
m) There are two types of sound warnings:
– continuous
the electronic card’s protection device has cut in;
– intermittent
warning that the grass-catcher is full.
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CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS
➤ HF2•••SBE
4.21 CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL
This pedal has a dual function: during
the first part of its stroke, it acts as a
clutch, engaging and disengaging
drive to the wheels, and in the second
part it acts as a brake on the rear
wheels.
4.21
IMPORTANT
Do not keep the
pedal halfway between clutch
engagement and disengagement for
a long time; this can cause overheating and consequent damage to the
transmission belt.
NOTE
N
R
4.22
1 2 3
4
5
When the machine is in movement, keep your foot off the
pedal.
4.22 SPEED CHANGE LEVER
This lever has seven positions for the five forward speeds, the neutral position
«N», and reverse «R». To go from one speed to another, press the pedal (4.21)
halfway and move the lever as per the instructions on the label.
! WARNING!
Reverse must be engaged only when the machine is
stopped.
➤ HF2•••HME
HF2•••HTE
4.31 BRAKE PEDAL
This pedal works the brake on the rear wheels.
4.32 FORWARD GEAR PEDAL
This pedal engages drive in the rear wheels and modulates the machine's
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speed.
4.31
– Increasing pressure on the
pedal progressively increases the speed of the machine.
– The pedal automatically goes
into neutral «N» when
released.
– The neutral condition «N» is
shown by the lighting of an
indicator light (4.10.g).
4.32
N
F
N
4.33 REVERSE PEDAL
This pedal engages reverse
drive in the wheels and modulates the machine’s speed.
4.33
R
4.34
– Increasing pressure on the pedal progressively
A
increases the speed of the machine
– The pedal automatically goes into neutral «N»
when released.
– The neutral condition «N» is shown by the lighting of an indicator light
(4.10.g).
! WARNING!
B
Reverse must be engaged only when the machine is
stopped.
NOTE
If one of the drive pedals is used when the parking brake
(4.5) is engaged, the engine stops.
4.34 LEVER TO RELEASE THE HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION
This lever has two positions as shown on the label:
«A» = Transmission engaged: for all usage conditions, when moving
and during cutting;
«B» = Transmission released: considerably reduces the effort required
for moving the machine by hand, with the engine turned off.
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HOW TO USE
5.1 SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
! DANGER!
The machine must only be used for the purpose for which
it was designed (cutting and collection of grass).
Do not tamper with or remove the safety devices fitted to the machine.
REMEMBER THAT THE USER IS ALWAYS RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE
AND INJURIES TO OTHERS. Before using the machine:
– read the general safety regulations ( ☛ 1.2), paying particular attention
to driving and cutting on slopes;
– carefully read the instructions for use, become familiar with the controls
and on how to quickly stop the blades and engine.
– never put your hands or feet next to or beneath the rotating parts and
always keep away from the discharge opening.
Do not use the machine when in a precarious state of health or under the
effect of medicines or other substances that can reduce your reflex
actions and your ability to concentrate.
It is the user's responsibility to assess the potential risk of the area where
work is to be carried out, as well as to take all the necessary steps to
ensure his own safety and that of others, particularly on slopes or rough,
slippery and unstable ground.
Do not leave the machine stopped in high grass with the engine running
in order to avoid the risk of starting a fire.
! WARNING!
This machine must not be used on slopes greater than
10° (17%) ( ☛ 5.5).
IMPORTANT
All the references relating to the positions of controls are
those described in chapter 4.
5.2 WHY THE SAFETY DEVICES CUT IN
The safety devices work in two ways:
– they prevent the engine from starting if all the safety requirements have not
been met;
– they stop the engine if even just one of the safety requirements is lacking.
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To start the engine, in all cases it is necessary that:
– the transmission is in “neutral”;
– the blades are not engaged;
– the operator is seated or the parking brake is engaged.
The engine stops when:
– the operator leaves his seat when the blades are engaged;
– the operator leaves his seat when the transmission is not in “neutral”;
– the operator leaves his seat with the transmission in “neutral” but without
engaging the parking brake;
– the grass-catcher is lifted or the stone-guard is removed when the blades are
engaged;
– the reverse gear is engaged with the blades engaged. This can be avoided by
keeping the push-button 4.7 pressed.
The table below shows various operating conditions, highlighting why the safety
device shuts down the engine.
OPERATOR
GR.-CATCHER
BLADES
TRANSMISSION
BRAKE
ENGINE
A) PILOT LAMPS ON (Key in «ON» position)
Sitting
YES
Disengaged
«N»
Engaged
Stopped
Sitting
NO
Disengaged
«N»
Disengaged
Stopped
Does NOT start
B) WHEN STARTING (Key in «START» position)
Sitting
–/–
Disengaged
1...5 - F / R
Engaged
Sitting
–/–
Engaged
«N»
Engaged
Does NOT start
Absent
–/–
Disengaged
«N»
Disengaged
Does NOT start
C) WHEN MOVING (Key in «ON» position)
Sitting
YES
Disengaged
1...5 - F / R
Engaged
Stops
Absent
YES
Disengaged
«N»
Disengaged
Stops
D) WHEN CUTTING GRASS (Key in «ON» position)
Sitting
NO
Engaged
–/–
Disengaged
Stops
Sitting
YES
Engaged
R
Disengaged
Stops*
Absent
YES
Disengaged
«N»
Disengaged
Stops
Absent
YES
Engaged
–/–
Engaged
Stops
* This may be avoided by keeping the push-button 4.7 pressed.
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5.3 PRELIMINARY OPERATIONS BEFORE STARTING WORK
Before starting to work it is necessary to carry out several checks and operations
to ensure that the work gives the best results and is done in maximum safety.
5.3.1 SEAT ADJUSTMENT
➤ HF2•••◊BE
To adjust the seat position, the four fixing
screws (1) must be loosened. Move the
seat along the support slots.
1
1
When you find the desired position, tighten
the four screws (1).
➤ HF2•••◊ME
HF2•••◊TE
The sliding seat can be adjusted onto six
different positions.
The position is changed by pulling up the
handle (1) and sliding the seat until it is
locked into the desired position.
5.3.2 TYRE PRESSURE
Unscrew the hubcaps and connect the valve
caps to a compressed air line with a gauge.
The tyre pressure levels are given in the
“Specifications table”
(☛ cap. 9).
Proper tyre pressure levels arevital for perfect alignment of the cutting deck and thus
mows evenly.
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5.3.3 FILLING WITH OIL AND FUEL
IMPORTANT
Use oil SAE 10W30 and Petrol Unleaded Euro 95.
IMPORTANT
Running the engine with an
insufficient amount of oil can damage it very seriously. The use of a non-detergent or two-stroke
engine oil can reduce the life of the engine.
MAX
MIN
On a flat surface and with the engine off, remove
the cap with the dipstick and dry it. Push it fully in
without screwing it on, then take it out and check
the oil level. If the level is close to or below the
lower limit (MIN) of the dipstick, top up with the recommended oil until the upper
limit (MAX) is reached. Screw the dipstick cap back on.
Refuel using a funnel. Avoid overfilling; filler neck
has a max level indication.
The tank's capacity is about 6.2 litres.
NOTE
In the event of spilling on the
body, quickly remove perol traces.
! DANGER!
Refuelling should be carried out in an open or well ventilated area
with engine stopped. Always remember
that petrol fumes are inflammable. DO NOT
TAKE A NAKED FLAME TO THE TANK’S
OPENING IN ORDER TO SEE THE TANK’S
CONTENTS AND DO NOT SMOKE WHEN
REFUELLING.
5.3.4 CHECKING THE BRAKING SYSTEM
Make sure that the machine’s braking capacity is adequate for the conditions of
usage. Avoid starting the machine if you have doubts on the brake efficiency.
If necessary, adjust the brake (☛ 6.3.4). If you still have doubts about its efficiency, contact your Dealer.
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5.3.5 FITTING THE PROTECTION DEVICES AT THE EXIT (GRASS-CATCHER OR STONE-GUARD)
! WARNING!
Never use the machine without having fitted the protection devices at the exit!
➤ HF2•••HTE
1
The protection devices must be fitted with
the tipping levers lowered.
Attach the grass-catcher inserting the upper
tube of the frame into the slots of the 2 brackets (1).
Make sure that the lower tube of the opening
of the grass-catcher hooks onto the pawl (2).
2
If the hook is too stiff or too loose, adjust the
return spring (☛ 6.3.6)
If you would like to mow without using the grasscatcher, an optional stone-guard kit (☛ 8.2) is available on request. This has to be attached to the rear
plate as indicated in the relevant instructions.
5.3.6 CHECKING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SAFETY DEVICES
Check that the safety systems are working properly by simulating the various situations of usage listed (☛ 5.2) and making sure that the indicated result is
achieved for each situation..
5.3.7 CHECKING THE BLADES
Check that the blades are sharpened properly and firmly fixed to their hubs.
– A badly sharpened blade pulls at the grass and causes the lawn to turn yellow.
– A loose blade causes unusual vibrations and can be dangerous.
! WARNING!
Wear heavy gloves when handling the blades.
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5.4 USING THE MACHINE
5.4.1 STARTING
! DANGER!
All starting operations have to be effected in an open or
well-ventilated area! ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE ENGINE’S EXHAUST
FUMES ARE TOXIC!
To start the engine:
–
–
–
–
–
–
engage the parking brake (☛ 4.5), on sloping ground;
put the transmission into neutral («N») (☛ 4.22 or 4.32/33);
disengage the blades (☛ 4.8);
if started cold, use the choke (☛ 4.2);
position the accelerator lever (☛ 4.3) between «SLOW» and «FAST»;
put in the key (☛ 4.4), and turn to «ON» to make electrical contact, then turn to
«START» to start the engine;
– release the key once the engine has started.
When the engine has started, put the accelerator in the «SLOW» position and
close the choke (if fitted).
IMPORTANT
The choke must be closed as soon as the engine is running
smoothly. Using it when the engine is already warm can foul the spark plug and
cause the engine to run erratically.
NOTE
Should you have difficulties in starting do not persist with
using the starter motor as this can run down the battery or flood the engine.
Turn the key to the «OFF» position, wait for a few seconds and then repeat the
operation. Should the malfunction persist, refer to chapter «7» of this manual.
IMPORTANT
Always bear in mind that the safety devices prevent the
engine starting when:
– the blades are engaged;
– the transmission is not in neutral («N»).
– the operator is absent with the parking brake disengaged.
In these cases, once the situation has been corrected, the key must first be
turned back to «OFF» before the engine can be restarted..
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5.4.2 FORWARD DRIVE AND MOVING WITHOUT MOWING
! WARNING!
This machine has not been approved for use on public
roads. It has to be used (as indicated by the Highway Code) in private
areas closed to traffic.
NOTE
When moving the machine, the blades must be disengaged
and the cutting deck put at its highest position (position «7»).
➤ HF2•••SBE
Put the accelerator control between the «SLOW» and «FAST» positions, and
the gear change lever in the 1st speed position (☛ 4.22).
Keep the pedal pressed down and disengage the parking brake. Slowly release
the pedal which will turn from «brake» to «clutch», thus operating the rear
wheels (☛ 4.21).
! WARNING!
The pedal has to be released gradually as a sudden
engagement may cause tipping up and loss of control of the vehicle.
Gradually reach the desired operating speed using the accelerator and gear
lever. To change the gear speed the clutch must be used pushing the pedal
down half way (☛ 4.21).
➤ HF2•••HME
HF2•••HTE
Put the accelerator lever in a midway position between «SLOW» and «FAST».
Disengage the parking brake and release the brake pedal (☛ 4.31).
Press the drive pedal forward (☛ 4.32) and go to the required speed by gradually increasing pressure on the pedal and pressing the accelerator appropriately.
! WARNING!
Drive must be engaged in the way already described
(☛ 4.32) to prevent sudden engagement from causing tipping up and
loss of control of the vehicle, particularly on slopes.
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5.4.3 BRAKING
First, reduce the machine’s speed by reducing the engine’s r.p.m. and then push
the brake pedal (☛ 4.21 or 4.31) to further reduce the speed until the machine
stops.
➤ HF2•••HME
HF2•••HTE
NOTE
The machine already slows down considerably by just
releasing the drive pedal in forward or reverse.
5.4.4 REVERSE
Reverse must be engaged ONLY when the machine is stopped.
➤ HF2•••SBE
Push down the pedal until the machine stops and then insert reverse by moving the lever sideways and putting it into position «R» (☛ 4.22). Gradually
release the pedal to engage the clutch and then begin moving in reverse.
➤ HF2•••HME
HF2•••HTE
When the machine is stopped, start the reverse movement by pressing the
drive pedal in the «R» direction (☛ 4.33).
5.4.5 GRASS-CUTTING
When you have reached the area to be mowed, make sure that the grass-catcher
or stone-guard is positioned correctly
➤
HF24••◊••
HF26••◊••
The cutting deck wheels (1) are included so that a space is always kept
between the ground and the edge of the cutting deck to prevent the lawn damage if the ground is uneven.
Each cutting deck wheel can be fitted at two different heights: it serves to main-
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tain space in the lowest position, whereas it
does not function when in the highest position.
1
To change the position, unscrew end remove
the pin (1) then reposition the wheel (2) in the
upper or lower hole of the wale shown on the
diagram.
2
! WARNING!
This work is to be done to
all four wheels, WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND
THE BLADES DISENGAGED.
To start cutting:
–
–
–
–
put the accelerator into the «FAST» position;
bring the cutting deck to the highest position;
engage the blades (☛ 4.9);
start moving forwards onto the grass area very gradually and with particular
caution, as previously described;
– adjust the forward speed and the cutting height (☛ 4.6) according to the lawn
condition (height, density and dampness of the grass). On flat ground, these
general conditions can be followed:
High and dense grass - wet lawn
Average condition grass
Low grass - dry lawn
➤ HF2•••HME
2,5 km/h
4 ... 6 km/h
over 6 km/h
HF2•••HTE
The speed is controlled in a gradual and progressive way by the pressure on
the drive pedal.
! WARNING!
When cutting on sloping ground, the forward speed
must be reduced to ensure safe conditions ( ☛ 1.2 - 5.5).
In any case, the speed should always be lowered if you note a reduction in engine
speed, since a forward speed that is too fast compared to the amount of grass
being cut will never mow the grass well.
Disengage the blades and put the cutting deck in the highest position whenever
you need to get past an obstacle.
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5.4.6 EMPTYING THE GRASS-CATCHER
Do not let the grass-catcher become too full as this may block the collector channel. When the grass-catcher is full there is an intermittent audible warning.
At this point:
–
–
–
–
lower the engine speed;
go into neutral (N) (☛ 4.22 or 4.32/33) and stop forward movement;
engage the parking brake on slopes;
disengage the blades (☛ 4.8) and the audible signal will stop;
➤ HF2•••SBE
HF2•••HME
NOTE
Emptying the grass-catcher
can only be done with the blades disengaged,
otherwise the engine stops.
– pull out the lever (1) (☛ 4.9.1) and tip up the
grass-catcher to empty it;
– close up the grass-catcher so that it hooks onto
the pawl stop (2) and put the lever (1) back into
place.
1
➤ HF2•••HTE
NOTE
The dumping switch operates
only with the blades disengaged.
– with the operator seated, keep the button (3) (☛
4.9.2) pressed until the grass-catcher is completely tipped over;
– once emptied, keep the button (4) (☛ 4.9.3)
pressed until the grass-catcher has completely
gone down while checking that the pawl (2)
stays hooked on.
NOTE
3
2
4
At times the audible warning may be heard at the moment of
engaging the blade even when the grass-catcher has been emptied.This is due
to grass-cuttings left on the sensor of the microswitch. To stop the signal, disengage the blades
and then immediately engage them again. If the
warning sound continues, stop the engine, take off
the grass-catcher and remove any accumulated
grass-cuttings from the sensor (1).
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5.4.7 UNBLOCKING THE COLLECTOR CHANNEL
Cutting very tall or wet grass, particularly at too high speed, can cause the collector channel to become blocked. Should this happen, it will be necessary to:
– stop forward movement immediately, disengage the blades, stop the engine
and remove the key;
– take off the grass-catcher or stone-guard;
– remove the accumulated cuttings, reaching them from the outlet of the collector
channel.
! WARNING!
This job must only be performed with the engine turned
off.
5.4.8 “MULCHING” FUNCTION (OPTIONAL)
The “Mulching” cap recycles grass inside the
cutting deck, chopping it into fine strands and
strewing them evenly on the lawn.
This accessory must be fastened to the rear
plate and used as shown in the relevant
instructions.
1
5.4.9 END OF MOWING
When you have finished mowing, disengage the blades, lower the engine speed
and return with the cutting deck in the highest position.
5.4.10 END OF WORK
Stop the machine, put the accelerator lever in the «SLOW» position and turn off
the engine by putting the key into the «OFF» position.
This operation makes the fuel valve automatically close.
! WARNING!
unattended!
Always take out the ignition key if leaving the machine
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5.4.11 CLEANING AND STORAGE
Put the machine away in a dry place protected from weather and, if possible,
cover with a cloth. After each mowing, clean the outside of the machine, empty
the grass-catcher and shake it to remove residual grass and earth.
! WARNING!
Always empty the grass-catcher and do not leave containers full of cut grass inside a room.
Clean the plastic parts of the body with a damp sponge using water and detergent, taking care not to pu water on the engine, the electrical parts or the electronic card located under the dashboard.
IMPORTANT
Never use hose-nozzles or harsh detergents for cleaning the
body and engine!
For washing the inside of the cutting deck
and the collector channel the machine must
be on firm ground with:
–
–
–
–
–
–
1
the grass-catcher or stone-guard fitted;
the operator seated;
the engine running;
the transmission in neutral;
the parking brake engaged;
the blades engaged.
Connect a water hose to the pipe fittings (1) alternating, and run water through for
a few minutes each, with the blades turning.
When washing, the cutting deck should be fully lowered.
Then take off the grass-catcher, empty and rinse it, and then put it in a position
where it can dry quickly.
➤ HF2620◊••
IMPORTANT
netic clutch:
To avoid impairing the efficient working of the electromag-
– prevent the friction from coming into contact with oil;
– do not direct jets of high-pressure water directly onto the clutch unit;
– do not clean the clutch with petrol.
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5.4.12 STORAGE AND INACTIVITY FOR LONG PERIODS
If the machine is likely to be unused for a long period (more than 1 month), disconnect the ground (black) cable from the battery. Lubricate all joints as directed
(☛ 6.2.1).
! WARNING!
Carefully remove any dry grass cuttings which may have
collected around the engine or silencer to prevent their catching fire the
next time the machine is used!
Empty the fuel tank by disconnecting the tube situated at the inlet of
the fuel filter (1).
1
1
Reconnect the fuel tube.
➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊••
➤ HF2620◊••
2
2
➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊••
➤ HF2620◊••
Loosen the carburetor drain screw (2), and drain the fuel into an approved gasoline container. Tighten the carburetor drain screw.
Remove the two spark plugs and pour about a tablespoon of clean engine oil into
the cylinders. In order to distribuite the oil in the cylinders evenly, crank the engine
during 1 or 2 seconds using the starter motor, turning the starter key; then reinstall the spark plugs (☛ 6.4.5).
! DANGER!
Petrol is highly flammable. Store the fuel in special containers. Always put the tank and fuel container caps back on and tighten
well.
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IMPORTANT
The battery must be kept in a cool and dry place. Before a
long storage period (more than 1 month), always charge the battery, only with
the specific charger supplied with your machine, and then recharge before
using again (☛ 6.2.4).
The next time the machine is used, check that there are no fuel leaks from the
tubes or carburettor.
5.4.13 CARD PROTECTION DEVICE
The electronic card has a self-resetting protector which breaks the circuit if there
is a fault in the electrical system. It results in the stopping of the engine and an
audible signal which can only be stopped by removing the key.
The circuit automatically resets after a few seconds but the cause of the fault
should be ascertained and dealt with to avoid re-activating the protection device.
IMPORTANT
To avoid activating the protection device:
– do not reverse the leads on the battery terminals;
– do not use the machine without its battery or damage may be caused to the
charging regulator;
– be careful not to cause short-circuits.
5.5 USING ON SLOPING GROUND
Only mowing in any case on the maximum gradients already mentioned (max
10° - 17%), lawns on a slope have to be
mowed moving up and down and never
across them, taking great care when
changing direction that the highest wheels
do not hit obstacles (such as stones,
branches, roots, etc.) that may cause the
machine to slide sideways, tip over or otherwise cause loss of control.
! DANGER!
RIGHT!
G!
N
RO
Wmax
10° (17%)
REDUCE SPEED BEFORE ANY CHANGE OF DIRECTION
ON SLOPES, and always engage the parking brake before leaving the
machine stopped and unattended.
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! WARNING!
Take care when beginning forward movement on sloping
ground to prevent the risk of tipping up. Reduce the forward speed before
going on a slope, particularly downhill.
! DANGER!
Never use reverse to reduce speed going downhill. control of the machine may be lost, particularly on slippery surfaces.
➤ HF2•••SBE
! DANGER!
Never ride the machine on slopes in neutral gear or
with the clutch out! Always engage a low gear before leaving the
machine stopped and unattended.
➤ HF2•••HME
HF2•••HTE
Go down slopes without touching the pedal (☛ 4.32/33) to take advantage of
the braking effect of the hydrostatic drive when the transmission is not
engaged.
5.6 TRANSPORTING
! WARNING!
If the machine must be transported on a lorry or trailer
car, use access ramps having proper strength, width and length. Load the
machine with the engine turned off, without driver and only pushed by a
proper number of people. Lower the cutting deck, engage the parking
brake and properly secure the machine to the means of transportation
with cables or chains during transportation.
5.7 ADVICE ON HOW TO OBTAIN A GOOD CUT
1. To keep a lawn green and soft with a good appearance, it should be cut regularly and without damaging the grass.
2. It is always better to cut the grass when dry.
3. The blades must be in good condition and well sharpened so that the grass is
cut straight without any ragged edge that leads to yellowing at the ends.
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4. The engine must run at full speed, both to ensure a sharp cut of the grass and
to get the necessary thrust to push the cuttings through the collector channel.
5. The frequency of mowing should be in relation to the rate of growth of the
grass, which should not be left to grow too much between one cut and the next.
6. During hot and dry periods, the grass should be cut a little higher to prevent
the ground from drying out.
7. If the grass is very tall, it should be cut twice in a twenty-four hour period. The
first time with the blades at maximum height, possibly reducing the cutting width,
and the second cut at the desired height.
8. The appearance of the lawn will improve if you alternate the cutting in both
2
1
directions.
9. If the collector system tends to get blocked
with grass, you should reduce the forward
speed since this may be too high for the condition of the grass. If the problem persists, the
probable causes are either badly sharpened
blades or deformed wings.
10. Be very careful when mowing near bushes
or low kerbs which could distort the horizontal
position and damage the edge of the cutting deck as well as the blades.
5.8 SUMMARY OF THE MAIN OPERATIONS TO BE CARRIED OUT IN VARIOUS CONDITIONS OF USE
To ...
You will need to ...
Start the engine (☛ 5.4.1)
Ensure that all the conditions allowing starting are met,
and then turn the key.
Go forward (☛ 5.4.2)
Move the accelerator;
➤ HF2•••SBE : push the pedal right down, engage the
gear (☛ 4.22) and then gradually release the pedal;
➤ HF2•••HME HF2•••HTE : press the drive pedal forward (☛
4.32);
Reduce the engine speed and press the brake pedal.
Brake or stop (☛ 5.4.3)
Reverse (☛ 5.4.4)
Stop the machine;
➤ HF2•••SBE : put into neutral (N), push the pedal right
down, engage reverse, (☛ 4.22) and then gradually
release the pedal;
➤ HF2•••HME HF2•••HTE : press the drive pedal in reverse;
(☛ 4.33).
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To ...
You will need to ...
Cut the grass (☛ 5.4.5)
Fit the grass-catcher or stone-guard, adjust the height of
the cutting deck wheels and move the accelerator;
engage the blades and adjust the cutting height.
➤ HF2•••SBE : push the pedal right down, engage the
gear (☛ 4.22) and then gradually release the pedal;
➤ HF2•••HME HF2•••HTE :press the drive pedal forward
(☛ 4.32);
Empty the grass-catcher (☛ 5.4.6)
Stop forward movement, disengage the blades, and activate the control for tipping up the grass-catcher.
Unblock the collector channel
(☛ 5.4.7)
Stop forward movement, disengage the blades and turn off
the engine; remove the grass-catcher and clean the channel.
End mowing (☛ 5.4.8)
Disengage the blades and reduce the engine speed.
Stop the engine (☛ 5.4.9)
Reduce the engine speed, wait a few seconds, and turn
the key.
Store the machine (☛ 5.4.10)
Engage the parking brake, remove the key and, if necessary, wash the machine, the inside of the cutting deck, the
collector channel and the grass-catcher.
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6.
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6.1 SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
! WARNING!
Before cleaning, maintenance or repair work, take out
the ignition key and read the relevant instructions. Wear suitable clothing
and heavy gloves when dismantling and refitting the blades and in all
other hazardous situations for hands.
! WARNING!
Never use the machine with worn or damaged parts.
Faulty or worn-out parts must always be replaced and not repaired. Only
use genuine spare parts: those that are not of an equivalent quality may
damage the machine or endanger the safety of yourself and others.
IMPORTANT
Never get rid of used oil, fuel or other pollutants in unautho-
rised places!
Summary of the main situations where work may be required
Every time that ...
You will need to ...
The blades vibrate
Check the bolts (☛ 6.3.1) or balance the blades (☛ 6.3.1).
The blades tear the grass and the lawn Sharpen the blades (☛ 6.3.1).
becomes yellow
The cut is uneven
Adjust the alignment of the cutting deck (☛ 6.3.2).
The blades engage in an abnormal way
Regulate the blade engagement adjuster (☛ 6.3.3).
The machine does not brake
Adjust the brake spring (☛ 6.3.4).
Forward movement is erratic
Adjust the stretcher spring (☛ 6.3.5).
The grass-catcher jumps around and
tends to open up.
Adjust the spring (☛ 6.3.6).
6.2 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
6.2.1 MAINTENANCE AND GENERAL LUBRICATION
Follow the diagrams which show the points requiring checks, lubricating and routine maintenance, together with the type of lubricant to be used and the frequency
required.
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a) Periodic maintenance (☛ 6.2.2)
HOURS
➤
10 25 50 100
1.2
1.15
1.1
1.14
1.2
2 1)
1.5
1.1
1.9
1.7
1.9
1.12
1.3
1.13
1.12
1.3
1.13
1.10 1.11
HF24••◊••
10 25 50 100
HOURS
➤ HF2315◊••
HF26••◊••
1.2
1.15
1.1
1.14
1.2
2 1)
1.5
1.1
1.11
1.10
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b) Lubrication
GREASE
OIL - SAE 30
➤ HF2315◊••
➤ HF24••◊••
➤ HF2•••S••
➤
HF26••◊••
HF2•••H••
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6.2.2 GUIDE TO SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
This table is to help you maintain your machine’s safety and performance. It
shows the main maintenance and lubrication work, indicating the frequency with
which it should be carried out.
To the right of each item there is a box where you write the date or after how
many hours of operation the work was carried out.
WORK
HOURS
1. MACHINE
25
1.1 Check of tightness and sharpness of blades
1.2 Blade replacement
100
1.3 Check the transmission belt
25
1.4 Transmission belt replacement 2)
–
1.5 Check the blade drive belt
25
1.6 Blade drive belt replacement 2)
–
1.7 Check the belt connecting blades
25
1.8 Replacement of belt connecting blades 2) –
1.9 Check and adjustment of brake
10
1.10 Check and adjustment of drive
10
1.11 Check engagement and brake of blade 10
1.12 Check all fastenings for tight fitting
25
1.13 General lubrication3)
25
1.14 Check the battery level
25
1.15 Battery charge
100
2. ENGINE 1)
2.1 Check oil level 1)
–
2.2 Engine oil change 4)
100
2.3 Oil filter replacement 4)
100
2.4 Check and cleaning of air filter
50
2.3 Air filter replacement
300
2.4 Check fuel filter
100
2.5 Fuel filter replacement
300
2.6 Check and cleaning of spark plug points 100
2.7 Replacement of spark plug
300
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
DONE (DATE OR N° OF
HOURS)
Check each time used.
Replace at the first signs of wear, contacting your authorized Honda engine dealer.
General lubrication should also be carried out whenever the machine is to be left unused
for a long period.
Operation to be performed also after the first 20 hours of operation.
Carry out maintenance of the air filter more frequently in the case of use on dusty
ground.
Replace the paper element only.
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6.2.3 REAR AXLE
This is a sealed single unit which does not require maintenance. It is permanently
lubricated and this lubricant does not need changing or topping up.
6.2.4 BATTERY
To ensure long life to the battery, it is essential to keep it carefully maintained. The battery on your machine must be charged
before using for the first time (☛ 3.4).
1
During periods when it is not used, the
charge level can be kept constant by using
the maintenance battery charger supplied.
For this purpose the machine is supplied
with a connector (1) to be connected to the
corresponding battery charger connector.
IMPORTANT
No device other than the battery charger is to be connected
to this connector.
IMPORTANT
The charge must be maintained with the battery charger, following the instructions given in the instruction booklet. Other recharging systems may definitively damage the battery.
A low battery must be recharged as soon as possible. Otherwise, irreparable
damage could be done to the battery’s elements.
Periodically check the electrolyte level, which must be between the MIN and MAX
marks on the battery. When topping off, use ONLY distilled water for batteries.
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6.3 CHECKS AND ADJUSTMENTS
6.3.1 DISMANTLING, SHARPENING AND BALANCING BLADES
Blades that are badly sharpened tear at the grass, reduce collection and make
the lawn turn yellow.
IMPORTANT
When accessing the blades, remove the cutting deck that is
equipped with a quick release system that makes their removal from the
machine easy.
a) Removing the cutting deck
➤ HF2315◊••
After moving the cutting height lever to position «1», loosen the engagement
cable adjuster (1), pull it out and release the spring (2).
Release the safety pin (3) and move the fork (4) to the side; rotate forward the
belt guide (5) as much as necessary to free the belt (6) from the pulley (7).
Release the two cotter pins (8) which hold the two rods (9) onto the frame.
1
2
4
3
Release the three cotter pins (10) holding the pins onto the lifting lever, being
careful not to touch the nuts or locknuts
in order to keep them parallel for
assembly.
Having checked that there is nothing in
the way, the deck can be removed, tak-
8
9
5
6
7
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ing it out towards the left so that all the
pins come out of their positions.
10
When assembling, perform the operations described above in reverse while
making sure that the front terminal of
the collector channel properly fits into
the exit of the cutting deck.
➤
HF24••◊••
HF26••◊••
1
2
Put the cutting height adjustment lever
into the notch at position "1".
➤ Only for HF24••◊•• :
10
release the spring (1) of the blade
engagement.
Loosen the engagement cable register
(2) and extract it from the seat.
Shift the mobile guide pulley (3) backwards just enough to free the belt (4)
from the motor pulley (5).
Remove the two cotter pins (6) from the
two front connecting rod pins (7), with-
4
5
3
8
8
7
8
6
6
9
7
8
9
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out loosening or changing the position of the nuts (8) and locknuts (9).
Remove the two cotter pins (10) of the rear pins.
After checking that there are no obstructions, remove the deck in such a way
that all the pins come out of their housings.
When assembling, ensure that the two rear holes of the corner joints are used
for fixing the pins (7). Perform the operations described above in reverse while
making sure that the front terminal of the collector channel properly fits onto
the exit of the cutting deck.
b) Dismantling, sharpening and balancing blades
! WARNING!
All operations on the blades (dismantling, sharpening,
balancing, remounting and/or replacing) require a certain familiarity and
special tools. For safety reasons, go to a specialized centre if you do not
have the right tools or experience.
! WARNING!
Wear heavy
gloves when handling the blades.
To remove a blade, hold it firmly and
undo the central bolt (1) (use 15 mm
wrench) in the direction indicated by
the arrow for each blade, noting
that one of the fixing bolts has a
right-hand thread and the other one
has a left-hand thread.
Sharpen the two cutting edges using a
medium grade grinding wheel and check
the balance by holding the blade up with a
screw driver inserted in the central hole.
! WARNING!
Damaged or bent
blades must always be replaced;
never try to repair them! ALWAYS USE
MANUFACTURER'S GENUINE
BLADES!
1
1
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! WARNING!
The blades differ and are contra-rotating.
When installing them, make sure that they are correctly
positioned.
! WARNING!
4
3
1
2
When re-fitting
the blades, always follow the indicated sequence, making sure that
the blades' wings are facing
1
towards the interior of the cutting
2
deck and that the cupped side of
the cup washer (1) is pressing
against the blade. Tighten the fix2 1
ing screws (2) using a torque
wrench set to 45-50 Nm. If one or
both shaft hubs (3) come off when dismantling the blades, make sure the
keys (4) are securely lodged in place.
6.3.2 CUTTING DECK ALIGNMENT
The cutting deck should be properly set
to obtain a good cut.
24 - 28 mm
1
5 - 7 mm
NOTE
For achieving good
results from cutting, the front part should
always be 5 - 7 mm lower than the rear.
2
– Put the machine onto a flat surface
and check the tyre pressures;
1
2
– aligned to the center lines of the two
blades, put two blocks (1) 24-28 mm
thick under the front edge of the deck
and two blocks (2) 5-7 mm higher
under the rear edge;
– put the height adjusting lever into
position «1».
➤ HF2315◊••
– Completely loosen the two nuts (3), the nuts (4 - 6 - 8) and the locknuts (5 -
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7 - 9) of the three trace rods until the
deck is resting on the blocks.
– turn the two right-hand upper nuts (6 - 8)
and the left-hand lower nut (4) to the
point where the deck begins to lift. Tighten the three locknuts (5 - 7 - 9) and turn
the nuts (3) until the slightest movement
of the lifting lever brings about a similar
movement of all the lifting rods.
Any difference in height from the ground
between the left and right sides of the deck
can be compensated by turning the two
nuts (4 - 8) and locknuts (5 -9) of just the
back rods.
9
5
3
8
4
11
6
7
10
Put the control lever in 2 or 3 different positions and check that the deck rises evenly
and that at each position it constantly maintains the difference in height from
the ground between the front and back edges.
If the front part tends to rise faster or slower it can be adjusted by turning the
nuts (10) on the link rod (11).
Turning the nuts clockwise will lift the front part and make it rise faster, and
turning anti-clockwise will give the opposite effect.
➤
HF24••◊••
HF26••◊••
– Loosen the nuts (3), the screws (5) and the locknuts (4 – 6) on both the right
and left side, so that the deck is resting firmly on the blocks;
– push the two connecting rods (7) to the
back and screw down the two nuts (3) on
each rod until the front part of the deck
just begins to rise both at the right and
the left, and then tighten the relevant
locknuts (4);
5
6
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– turn both the rear screws (5) until the rear
of the deck begins to rise both at the right
and the left, and then tighten the relative
locknuts (6).
4
3
7
If you are unable to adjust the cutting deck properly, contact your Dealer.
6.3.3 ADJUSTING BLADE ENGAGEMENT AND BLADE BRAKE
When the lever to disengage the blades is operated, this also brings the blade
brake into operation for stopping the blades within few seconds.
A stretched cable and changes in the length of the belt can impair the blades’
engagement or rotation.
In this case, you have to work on the adjuster according to the different methods
provided for each model.
In any event, if the engagement is unable to normally drive the belt or the blades
do not stop within a few seconds after adjustment, immediately contact your Dealer.
➤ HF2315SBE
2
1
Turn the adjusting nut (1) until the correct
spring length (2) is achieved (measured
with the blade engaged).
88 ÷ 90 mm
1
2
➤ HF2415SBE
Turn the adjusting nut (1) until the correct
spring length (2) is achieved (measured
with the blades engaged).
94 ÷ 96 mm
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➤ HF2315HME
With the engine running, engage the
blades and then switch off the engine without disengaging the blades. Turn the
adjusting nut (1) until the correct spring
length (2) is achieved. Disengage the
blades with the engine off.
After regulation, the cable (3) should be
slack when the blades are disengaged, to
keep the blade brake efficient.
2
3
1
91 ÷ 94 mm
➤ HF2417◊••
With the engine running, engage the
blades and then switch off the engine without disengaging the blades.
Turn the adjusting nut (1) until the correct
spring length (2) is achieved.
Disengage the blades with the engine off.
After regulation, the cable (3) should be
slack when the blades are disengaged, to
keep the blade brake efficient.
1
3
2
91 ÷ 94 mm
2
➤
HF2620◊••
Turn the adjusting nut (1) until the correct
spring length (2) is achieved.
6.3.4 BRAKE ADJUSTMENT
90 ÷ 91 mm
1
If the braking distance becomes longer than the amount indicated (☛ 5.3.6), the
brake spring will need to be adjusted.
The adjustment will need to be made while the parking brake is engaged. Access
for making this adjustment is by taking off the inspection hatch on the tunnel
beneath the seat. Loosen the nut (1) which holds the bracket (2) and turn the nut
(3) until the length of the spring is:
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➤ HF2•••SBE
A
A = 47,5 - 49,5 mm
➤ HF2•••HME
HF2•••HTE
B = 45 - 47 mm
2
3
measured inside the washers. When the adjustment has been made, tighten the nut (1).
1
IMPORTANT
1
3
Do not screw below these levels to avoid overloading the brake unit.
B
! WARNING!
If the brake still does not
work properly even after this adjustment,
immediately contact your Dealer . DO NOT
ATTEMPT OTHER WORK ON THE BRAKE
THAN DESCRIBED HERE.
2
6.3.5 ADJUSTING THE TENSION OF THE DRIVE BELT
If you should notice that forward drive power has dropped, it will be necessary to
adjust the tension of stretcher’s spring to return to top operational conditions.
Access for making this adjustment is by taking off the inspection hatch on the tunnel beneath the seat.
Loosen the locking nuts (2) and tighten or loosen the screw (1) as much as necessary for a length «A» of the spring (3) of:
➤ HF2•••SBE
A = 129 - 131 mm
➤ HF2•••HME
HF2•••HTE
A = 109 - 111 mm
3
A
measured to the outside of the end of the spring.
When the adjustment has been made, tighten the
nuts (2).
NOTE
When replacing the belt, take
great care when using for the first few times as
engagement may be sudden until the belt is sufficiently run in.
2
1
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6.3.6 ADJUSTMENT OF THE SPRING OF THE PAWL FOR HOOKING THE GRASS-CATCHER
If the grass-catcher tends to jump about and to
open up when going over rough ground, or if it is
difficult to hook back on after being emptied, the
tension of the spring will need to be adjusted(1).
1
Change the hooking point by using one of the holes
(2) until the required result is achieved.
2
6.4 DISMANTLING AND REPLACEMENT
6.4.1 OIL ENGINE
Drain the oil while the engine is still
hot to ensure quick, complete draining.
Remove the filler cap with the dipstick and place a sheet of cardboard or something similar under
the drain tube to prevent the oil
from dripping onto the machine’s
chassis.
Unscrew plug (1); when refitting the
plug take care over the position of
the inner basket.
1
1
➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊••
➤ HF2620◊••
Fill with the recommended oil until the upper limit of the dipstick is reached
(*5.3.3). Screw the dipstick cap back on.
6.4.2. OIL FILTER CHANGE
1. Drain the engine oil (☛ 6.4.1).
2. Remove the oil filter (1) with a filter wrench (2) and let the remaining oil drain
out. Discard the oil filter.
3. Clean the filter base (3).
4. Coat the new O-ring (4) on the new filter with clean engine oil.
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EN 53
1
2
1
4
3
3
➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊••
➤ HF2620◊••
5. Install the new oil filter on the filter base and tighten it by hand until the O-ring
seats against the filter base.
6. Tighten the oil filter to the specified torque (12 Nm - 1.20 kgm).
IMPORTANT
Use only a Honda genuine oil filter or a filter of equivalent
quality specified for your model. Using the wrong Honda filter or a non-Honda
filter which is not of equivalent quality may cause engine damage.
7. Pour the specified amount of recommended oil into the engine. Start the
engine and check the filter for leaks.
8. Stop the engine and recheck the oil level. If necessary, add oil to bring it up to
the proper level.
NOTE
Ask your authorized Honda dealer for advice on the filter
wrench (special tool).
6.4.3 AIR CLEANER SERVICE
! WARNING!
Never use gasoline or low flash point solvents for cleaning
the air cleaner element. A fire or explosion could result.
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1a
5
1b
2
4
3
6
1b
5
4
6
➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊••
3
2
➤ HF2620◊••
IMPORTANT
Never run the engine without the air cleaner. Rapid engine
wear will result from contaminants, such as dust and dirt being drawn into the
engine.
1.
➤
HF23••◊••
HF24••◊•• : Release the four latch tabs (1b) from the air
cleaner cover (2), and remove the cover.
➤ HF2620◊•• : Remove the two air cleaner cover bolts (1a) from the air cleaner cover, and remove the cover.
2. Remove the paper element (3) from the air cleaner case. Remove the foam
element (4) from the air cleaner cover.
3. Clean the air filter elements if they are to be reused.
Foam element (4): Clean in warm soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly. Or
clean in non-flammable solvent and dry.
Paper element (3): Tap the element lightly several times on a hard surface to
remove excess dirt, or blow compressed air (not exceeding 2.1 kg/cm2 (30
psi)) through the filter from the air cleaner case side. Never try to brush the dirt
off; brushing will force dirt into the fibers. Replace the paper element if it is
excessively dirty.
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4. Wipe dirt from the inside of the air cleaner case (5) and cover, using a moist
rag. Be careful to prevent dirt from entering the clean chamber that leads to
the carburetor.
5. Reinstall the air cleaner elements and the cover.
➤
HF23••◊••
HF24••◊•• : Tighten the two air cleaner cover bolts securely.
➤ HF2620◊•• : Hook the latch tabs (1b) securely.
NOTE
Do not allow dust, dirt, and debris to enter the clean chamber
(air cleaner case) when servicing the air cleaner.
6.4.4 FUEL FILTER MAINTENANCE
! WARNING!
Gasoline is extremely flammable and is esplosive under
certain conditions. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area.
Check the fuel filter for water accumulation or sediment.
If the fuel filter contains water accumulation or sediment, take the
engine to your authorized Honda
engine dealer.
1
1
➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊••
➤ HF2620◊••
6.4.5 SPARK PLUG SERVICE
Recommended spark plugs:
➤
HF23••◊••
HF24••◊•• : BPR5ES (NGK) - W16EPR-U (DENSO).
➤ HF2620◊•• : ZGR5A (NGK) - J16CR-U (DENSO)
IMPORTANT
Never use a spark plugs of incorrect heat range.
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0,70-0,80 mm
1
1
2
➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊••
➤ HF2620◊••
To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plugs must be properly gapped and
free of deposits.
1. Remove the spark plug caps and use a spark plug wrench (1) to remove each
spark plug.
! WARNING!
If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot.
Be careful not to touch the muffler.
2. Visually inspect the spark plugs. Discard the spark plug if there is apparent
wear, or if the insulator is cracked or chipped. Clean the spark plugs witha wire
brush if they are to be reused.
3. Measure the plug gap (2) with a feeler gauge. Correct as necessary by bending the side electrode. The gap should be: 0.70 0.80 mm (0.028 0.031 in)
4. Check that the spark plug washer is in good condition and thread the spark
plug in by hand to prevent cross-threading.
5. After the spark plug is seated, tighten with a spark plug wrench (1) to compress the washer.
NOTE
When installing a new spark plug, tighten 1/2 turn after the
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spark plug seats to compress the washer. When reinstalling a used spark plug,
tighten 1/8 1/4 turn after the spark plug seats to compress the washer.
IMPORTANT
The spark plugs must be securely tightened. Improperly
tightened spark plugs can become very hot and may damage the engine.
6.4.6 REPLACING WHEELS
Stop the machine on a flat surface and put a
block under a load-bearing part of the frame
on the side that the wheel is to be changed.
The wheels are held by a snap ring (1) which
can be eased off with a screwdriver.
The rear wheels are directly coupled to the
axle shaft and fastened by a key that forms
part of the wheel's hub.
1
2
NOTE
Should you substitute one or both rear wheels, ensure that
they are of the same diameter, and check that the cutting deck is horizontal to
prevent an uneven cut.
IMPORTANT
Before re-fitting a wheel, smear some grease on the axle and
carefully re-fit the snap ring (1) and washer (2).
6.4.7 REPLACING OR REPAIRING TYRES
The tyres are of the «Tubeless» type and therefore all replacement or repairs will
have to be carried out by a tyre-repair expert in accordance with the methods for
this kind of tyre.
6.4.8 REPLACING BULBS (IN MODELS WITH LIGHTS)
The bulbs (18W) have a bayonet fitting and
are installed in the bulb holder which can be
taken out by turning it anti-clockwise, using pliers.
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6.4.9 REPLACING A FUSE
A few fuses of various capacities are envisaged on the machine. Their functions
and features are given in the following table:
1 - 10 Amps - (Red)
protection of the main circuits and power
circuits of the electronic card;
➤
HF23••◊••
HF24••◊••
2 - 15 Amps - (Blue)
protection of the recharge circuit;
➤ HF2620H••
2 - 25 Amps - (White)
3 - 10 Amps - (Red)
protection of the recharge circuit;
protection of the grass-catcher tipping control circuit.
1
2
– When the fuse blows (1) the machine stops
and all the lights on the dashboard go out.
– The battery pilot lamp turns on in models provided with it (☛ 4.10.f) when the fuse (2) trips.
– Tripping of the fuse (3) prevents the control
motor of the grass-catcher’s tipping to operate.
IMPORTANT
A blown fuse must always be replaced by one of the same
type and rating, and never with one of another rating.
If you cannot find eliminate the causes of the tripping, consult your Dealer.
6.4.10 REPLACING BELTS
Replacing belts is quite a complicated process of dismantling and subsequent
adjustment and must only be carried out by your Dealer.
NOTA
Replace the belts as soon as they show obvious signs of
wear! ALWAYS USE GENUINE REPLACEMENT BELTS!
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7.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
LIKELY CAUSE
1. With the key at
«ON» the dashboard
remains off with no
audible signal.
The protection of the electronic card has
cut in due to:
SOLUTION
Put the key in the «OFF» position and
look for the cause of the problem:
– badly connected battery
– battery terminals crossed
– completely flat battery or eroded battery plates
– fuse blown
– check connections (☛ 3.4)
– check connections (☛ 3.4)
– recharge battery (☛ 6.2.4)
– replace fuse (10 A) (☛ 6.4.9)
– bad earthing to the engine or the frame – check connections of black earth leads
2. With the key at
«ON» the dashboard
remains off, but there
is an audible signal
(continuous).
The protection of the electronic card has
cut in due to:
Put the key in the «OFF» position and
look for the cause of the problem:
– electronic card wet
– dry using tepid air
– insufficiently charged battery
3. With the key on
– badly earthed starter motor
«START» the dash– you are not ready for starting (☛ 5.2)
board comes on but
the starter motor does
not runa
– recharge the battery (☛ 6.2.4)
– check earth connections
– disengage the blades (if the problem
continues, check the relevant microswitch)
– put the transmission in neutral (N)
4. With the key on
«START» the starter
motor runs but the
engine does not start
– recharge the battery (☛ 6.2.4)
– check the level in the tank (☛ 5.3.3)
– check the wiring of the fuel open command
– check fuel filter (☛ 6.4.4)
– insufficiently charged battery
– faulty fuel supply
– faulty ignition
5. Starting is difficult
or the engine runs
erratically
– check that spark plug caps are firmly
fitted (☛ 6.4.5)
– check that the electrodes are clean
and have the correct gap (☛ 6.4.5)
– no oil
– check the engine oil level and top up if
necessary (☛ 5.3.3).
– fault in carburation
– clean or replace the air filter (☛ 6.4.3)
– flush out the float chamber (☛ 5.4.12)
– empty fuel tank and refill with fresh
fuel (☛ 5.4.12)
– check and, if necessary, replace fuel
filter (☛ 6.4.4)
EN 60
PROBLEM
TROUBLESHOOTING
LIKELY CAUSE
6. Weak engine perfor- – forward speed too high in relation to
mance during cutting
cutting height (☛ 5.4.5)
7. Engine stops when
blades are engaged
SOLUTION
– reduce the forward speed and/or raise
the cutting deck
– you are not ready to engage the blades – sit firmly on the seat (if problem contin(☛ 5.2)
ues, check micro-switch)
– check that the grass-catcher or stoneguard are correctly in position (if problem continues, check micro-switch)
8. The battery warning – recharging of the battery insufficient
light does not turn off
after a few minutes’
work
– check connections
9. The oil warning light – problems in lubricating the engine
comes on while working ( ➤ HF2220)
Turn the key immediately to «STOP»:
10. The engine stops
and an audible signal
is heard
The protection of the electronic card has
cut in due to:
Turn the key to «STOP» and look for the
cause of the problem:
– battery contains electrolyte but is not
charged
– overvoltage caused by the charge regulator
– badly connected battery (poor contact)
– engine badly earthed
– recharge battery (☛ 6.2.4)
11. The engine stops
with no audible warning
– battery disconnected
– no earth contact on engine
– problems in the engine
– check connections (☛ 3.4)
– check the earth connection on the
engine
– contact your Dealer
12. The blades warning light stays lit when
the blades are disengaged
( ➤ models with
lever operated
engagement)
– the lever does not return to the disengaged position due to accumulated
grass cuttings at the end of its stroke
– free the joint of all the grass (accessed
from the inspection hatch)
– cable lengthened or belt loosened
– turn the adjusting nut (☛ 6.3.3)
– top up the oil level (☛ 5.3.3)
– replace the filter (if the problem continues, contact your Dealer
– contact your Dealer
– check connections i (☛ 3.4)
– check engine earth connection
13. The blades do not
engage
( ➤ models with
lever operated
engagement)
TROUBLESHOOTING
EN 61
PROBLEM
LIKELY CAUSE
( ➤ models with
electromagnetic
clutch)
– belt loosened
– problems in the electromagnetic clutch
– turn the adjusting nut (☛ 6.3.3)
– contact your Dealer
14. Uneven cut and
poor grass collection
– cutting deck not parallel to the ground
– check the tyre pressures (☛ 5.3.2)
– re-align the cutting deck to the ground
(☛ 6.3.2)
– check that the blades are fitted properly (☛ 6.3.1)
– sharpen or fit new blades (☛ 6.3.1)
– check the tension of the belt and control cable of the blade engagement
lever ( ➤ models with lever engagement) (☛ 6.3.3)
– reduce forward speed and/or raise the
cutting deck
– wait for the grass to dry
– remove the grass-catcher and empty
the collector channel (☛ 5.4.7)
– blade cutting badly
– forward speed too high compared to
height of grass (☛ 5.4.5)
– collector channel is blocked
– cutting deck full of grass
15. Unusual vibrations – the blades are imbalanced
while working
– blades loose
– fixing bolts loose
16. With the engine
running, the machine
does not move when
the drive pedal is
pressed. ( ➤ for
hydrostatic drive
models)
– disengage lever in positon «B»
(☛ 4.33)
SOLUTION
– clean the cutting deck(☛ 5.4.10)
– balance or replace the damaged
blades (☛ 6.3.1)
– check that the blades are firmly fitted
(☛ 6.3.1) (remember the left-hand
thread of the right hand blade)
– check and tighten all the fixing bolts of
the engine and frame
– put into position «A»
If problems continue after having carried out these operations, contact your
Dealer.
! WARNING!
Do not take on complicated repair work if you don't
have the necessary equipment and the technical knowledge.
The guarantee is automatically revoked and the manufacturer declines
all responsibility for any repairs which are badly done.
EN 62
8.
ACCESSORIES ON REQUEST
ACCESSORIES (OPTIONAL)
1. STONE-GUARD KIT
For use in place of the grass-catcher when the
cuttings are not to be collected.
1
2. TOWING HITCH
For towing a small trailer.
2
3. MULCHING PLUG
It finely chops the grass cuttings and leaves them
on the lawn, instead of collecting them in the
grass-catcher.
3
SPECIFICATIONS
9.
EN 63
SPECIFICATIONS
HF2415SBE
HF2417HME
HF2417HTE
HF2620HME
HF2620HTE
Electric system ................................. 12 V
Battery ............................................... 24 Ah
Engine: HONDA type ........................ GCV520
Operating engine speed ................... 2800 r.p.m.
Front tyres ......................................... 13 x 5,00-6
Rear tyres ......................................... 18 x 8,50-8
Front tyres pressure .......................... 1,5 bar
Rear tyres pressure .......................... 1,2 bar
Fuel tank capacity .............................. 6,2 liters
Weight ................................................ 210 kg
Forward speed:
in Forward drive ............................ –
in 1.st ............................................. 2,1 km/h
in 2.nd ............................................ 3,5 km/h
in 3.rd ............................................. 5,4 km/h
in 4.th ............................................. 6,0 km/h
in 5.th ............................................. 9,0 km/h
in reverse ....................................... 2,6 km/h
Inside turning circle
left inside ........................................ 1,8 m
Cutting height ................................... 30÷80 mm
Cutting width ..................................... 91 cm
Grass-catcher capacity ...................... 280 liters
Sound pressure level at the ear
measured according 2000/14/EC ... 85 dBA
Garanteed sound power ................... 100 dBA
Real value of acceleration
on seat, according EN 1032 ............. 0.3 m/s2
Real value of acceleration on steering
wheel, according EN 1033............... 2.0 m/s2
Dimensions (mm)
A ..................................................... 1150
B ..................................................... 835
C ..................................................... 855
D ..................................................... 1790
E ..................................................... 2400
F ..................................................... 960
G..................................................... 980
H ..................................................... 1110
12V
24 Ah
GCV520
2800 r.p.m.
13 x 5,00-6
18 x 8,50-8
1,5 bar
1,2 bar
6,2 liters
213 kg
12 V
24 Ah
GCV520
2800 r.p.m.
15 x 6,00-6
18 x 8,50-8
1,0 bar
1,2 bar
6,2 liters
223 kg
12 V
24 Ah
GCV530
2800 r.p.m.
15 x 6,00-6
18 x 8,50-8
1,0 bar
1,2 bar
6,2 liters
228 kg
12 V
24 Ah
GCV530
2800 r.p.m.
15 x 6,00-6
18 x 8,50-8
1,0 bar
1,2 bar
6,2 liters
237 kg
12 V
24 Ah
GXV620
2800 r.p.m.
15 x 6,00-6
18 x 8,50-8
1,0 bar
1,2 bar
6,2 liters
245 kg
12 V
24 Ah
GXV620
2800 r.p.m.
15 x 6,00-6
18 x 8,50-8
1,0 bar
1,2 bar
6,2 liters
254 kg
0 - 8,2 km/h
–
–
–
–
–
0 - 4,2 km/h
–
2,1 km/h
3,5 km/h
5,4 km/h
6,0 km/h
9,0 km/h
2,6 km/h
0 - 8,2 km/h
–
–
–
–
–
0 - 4,2 km/h
0 - 8,2 km/h
–
–
–
–
–
0 - 4,2 km/h
0 - 8,2 km/h
–
–
–
–
–
0 - 4,2 km/h
0 - 8,2 km/h
–
–
–
–
–
0 - 4,2 km/h
1,8 m
30÷80 mm
91 cm
280 liters
1,8 m
30÷90 mm
101 cm
300 liters
1,8 m
30÷90 mm
101 cm
300 liters
1,8 m
30÷90 mm
101 cm
330 liters
1,6 m
30÷90 mm
121 cm
350 liters
1,6 m
30÷90 mm
121 cm
350 liters
85 dBA
100 dBA
84 dBA
100 dBA
84 dBA
100 dBA
84 dBA
100 dBA
90 dBA
105 dBA
90 dBA
105 dBA
0.3 m/s2
0.3 m/s2
0.3 m/s2
0.3 m/s2
0.5 m/s2
0.5 m/s2
2.0 m/s2
2.0 m/s2
2.0 m/s2
2.0 m/s2
7.0 m/s2
7.0 m/s2
1150
835
855
1870
2480
960
980
1110
1150
880
950
1790
2400
1050
990
1120
1150
880
950
1870
2480
1050
990
1120
1150
880
950
1870
2480
1050
990
1120
1150
880
950
1870
2480
1260
990
1120
1150
880
950
1870
2480
1260
990
1120
G
H
MODEL .............................................. HF2315SBE HF2315HME
B
C
F
A
D
E
EN 64
10.
ALPHABETICAL INDEX
ALPHABETICAL INDEX
Accelerator
Function and use ....................................... 4.3
Audible warning
Function .............................................. 4.10-m
When it signals ...........................5.4.6 - 5.4.12
Battery
Description ............................................. 2.2-7
Connections .............................................. 3.5
Prolonged lack of use ............................ 5.4.12
Maintenance and recharge ..................... 6.2.4
Blades
Description .............................................. 2.2-2
Engagement .............................................. 4.8
Dismantling and sharpening ................ 6.3.1-b
Adjusting the engagement ...................... 6.3.3
Brake
Function of the pedal ................................ 4.31
Checking its effectiveness ...................... 5.3.4
Using the brake ...................................... 5.4.3
Adjusting ................................................. 6.3.4
Choke
Function and use ....................................... 4.2
Clutch / Brake
Function of the pedal ............................... 4.21
Cleaning
How it is to be done ............................... 5.4.11
Collector channel
Description .............................................. 2.2-3
Unblocking .............................................. 5.4.7
Cutting deck
Description ............................................. 2.2-1
Internal washing ................................... 5.4.11
Removal ...............................................6.3.1-a
Alignment ............................................... 6.3.2
Drive pedals
Function of the pedals ................... 4.32 - 4.33
Forward movement ................................. 5.4.2
Reverse movement ................................. 5.4.4
Drive to the wheels
Adjusting the belt ..................................... 6.3.5
Engine
Engine oil ................................................. 6.4.1
Oil filter ..................................................... 6.4.2
Air filter ..................................................... 6.4.3
Fuel filter .................................................. 6.4.4
Spark plug ................................................ 6.4.5
Filling with oil and fuel
How to do so ........................................... 5.3.3
Fuse
Replacement ........................................... 6.4.9
Grass-catcher
Description ............................................. 2.2-4
Tipping controls ......................................... 4.9
Assembly .................................................... 3.9
Fitting on the machine ............................. 5.3.5
Emptying ................................................ 5.4.6
Adjusting the hooking .............................. 6.3.6
Key
Function ..................................................... 4.4
Lights
Control .................................................... 4.10-l
Replacing bulbs ....................................... 6.4.8
Maintenance
How it is to be done...................... 6.2.1 - 6.2.2
Mowing
Adjusting height .......................................... 4.6
In reverse ................................................... 4.7
How to cut................................................ 5.4.5
At the end of mowing............................... 5.4.9
Advice for mowing ...................................... 5.7
Mulching function .................................... 5.4.8
Parking brake
Function of the lever ................................... 4.5
Pilot lamps
Function ................................................... 4.10
When they light...................................... 5.4.13
Safety
General regulations .................................... 1.2
Decals with icons ....................................... 1.3
When safety devices cut in ......................... 5.2
Checking efficiency ................................. 5.3.5
Seat
Description ............................................. 2.2-8
Fitting on the machine ................................ 3.3
Adjustment ............................................. 5.3.1
Speed change
Position of the lever ................................. 4.22
Forward movement.................................. 5.4.2
Reverse movement ................................. 5.4.4
Slopes
Precautions when using ............................. 5.5
Starting
Procedure for starting.............................. 5.4.1
Steering wheel
Function ..................................................... 4.1
Fitting onto the machine ............................. 3.2
Stone-guard
Description ............................................. 2.2-5
Fitting onto the machine .......................... 5.3.5
Towing
Regulations ................................................ 1.4
Transport
How it is to be done .................................... 5.6
Tyres
Pressures ................................................ 5.3.2
Repair and replacement .......................... 6.4.7
Wheels
Replacement ........................................... 6.4.1
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