Blue Rhino 48-inch Lawn Mower User Manual

BREEZE
Rear Discharge
48", 60", & 72" Rotary Mowers
Published 08/01
Effective S/N BR-4 - 10100 to Current
Effective S/N BR-6 - 10100 to Current
Effective S/N BR-7 - 10100 to Current
Part No. 00775120C
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
This Operator's Manual is an integral part of the safe operation
of this machine and must be maintained with the unit at all times.
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the Safety and Operation
Instructions contained in this manual before operating the
equipment.
RHINO®
1020 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936
800-446-5158
Email: parts@servis-rhino.com
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$0.00
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
All implements with moving parts are potentially hazardous. There is no substitute for a cautious, safe-minded
operator who recognizes the potential hazards and follows reasonable safety practices. The manufacturer has
designed this implement to be used with all its safety equipment properly attached to minimize the chance of
accidents.
BEFORE YOU START!!
Read the safety messages on the implement and shown in your manual.
Observe the rules of safety and common sense!
WARRANTY INFORMATION:
Read and understand the complete Warranty Statement found in this Manual. Fill out the Warranty Registration Form in full and return it
within 30 Days. Make certain the Serial Number of the Machine is recorded on the Warranty Card and on the Warranty Form that you retain.
The use of "will-fit" parts will void your warranty and can cause catastrophic failure with possible injury or death.
BE SAFE!
BE ALERT!
BE ALIVE!
BE TRAINED
before operating
the Mower!
Safety Training
Makes the Difference
In order to reduce accidents and enhance the safe operation of mowers, Alamo Group Ag Division, in
cooperation with other industry manufacturers has developed the AEM/FEMA Industrial and Agricultural
Mower Safety Practices video and guide book.
The video will familiarize and instruct mower-tractor operators in safe practices when using industrial and
agricultural mowing equipment. It is important that Every Mower Operator be educated in the operation of
their mowing equipment and be able to recognize the potential hazards that can occur while operating a
mower. This video, along with the mower operator’s manual and the warning messages on the mower, will
significantly assist in this important education.
Your Authorized Alamo Ag Dealer may have shown this video and presented you a DVD Video when you
purchased your mower. If you or any mower operator have not seen this video, Watch the Video, Read
this Operator’s Manual, and Complete the Video Guidebook before operating your new mower. If you
do not understand any of the instructions included in the video or operator’s manual or if you have any
questions concerning safety of operation, contact your supervisor, dealer or Alamo Group Ag.
If you would like a VHS video tape of the video, please email AEMVideo@alamo-group.com or Fax AEM
VHS Video at (830) 372-9529 or mail in a completed copy of the form on the back of this page to AEM
VHS Video 1502 E Walnut Street, Seguin, TX 78155. and request the VHS video version. Please include
your name, mailing address, mower model and serial number.
Every operator should be trained for each piece of equipment (Tractor and Mower), understand the intended
use, and the potential hazards before operating the equipment.
Alamo Group Ag. Division is willing to provide
one (1) AEM Mower Safety Practices Video
Please Send Me:
VHS Format – AEM/FEMA Mower Operator Safety Video
DVD Format – AEM/FEMA Mower Operator Safety Video
Mower Operator’s Manual
AEM Mower Operator’s Safety Manual
Phone:
Requester Name:
Requester Address:
City
State
Zip Code
Mower Model:
Serial Number:
Date Purchased:
Dealer Salesperson:
Dealership Name:
Dealership Location:
Mail to:
AEM Video Services
1502 E Walnut street
Seguin, TX 78155
Or Fax to:
(830) 372-9529
Or Email to:
AEMVideo@alamo-group.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION ........................................................................................................................................ 1-1
Safety Information .......................................................................................................................................... 1-2
Decal Location .............................................................................................................................................. 1-10
Safety Decals ............................................................................................................................................... 1-12
Federal Laws And Regulations ..................................................................................................................... 1-14
INTRODUCTION SECTION ............................................................................................................................ 2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION .................................................................................................................................. 3-1
Dealer Set-up Instructions .............................................................................................................................. 3-2
A-Frame Attachment ...................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Caster Wheel Attachment ............................................................................................................................... 3-3
Driveline Attachment ....................................................................................................................................... 3-3
OPERATION SECTION .................................................................................................................................. 4-1
MAINTENANCE SECTION ............................................................................................................................ 5-1
Lubrication Information ................................................................................................................................... 5-2
Gearbox ......................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Gauge Wheel Assemblies .............................................................................................................................. 5-3
Driveline Lubrication ....................................................................................................................................... 5-4
Blade Spindle Lubrication ............................................................................................................................... 5-4
Blade Servicing .............................................................................................................................................. 5-5
Blade Sharpening ........................................................................................................................................... 5-5
Blade Removal and Installation ...................................................................................................................... 5-5
Belt Adjustment Procedure ............................................................................................................................ 5-6
Belt Removal/Installation ................................................................................................................................. 5-6
Storage ........................................................................................................................................................... 5-7
Torque Settings .............................................................................................................................................. 5-7
Blade Spindle Service Instructions .................................................................................................................. 5-8
SAFETY
SECTION
Safety Section 1-1
SAFETY
SAFETY
A safe and careful operator is the best operator. Safety is of primary importance to the
manufacturer and should be to the owner/operator. Most accidents can be avoided by being
aware of your equipment, your surroundings, and observing certain precautions. The first
section of this manual includes a list of Safety Messages that, if followed, will help protect the
operator and bystanders from injury or death. Read and understand these Safety Messages
before assembling, operating or servicing this implement. This equipment should only be operated by those persons who have read the Manual, who are responsible and trained, and who
know how to do so safely and responsibly.
The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen below, is used throughout this
manual and on decals which are attached to the equipment. The Safety Alert Symbol means:
“ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!” The Symbol and Signal
Word are intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of
possible injury faced when operating this equipment..
Practice all usual and customary safe working precautions and
above all---remember safety is up to YOU. Only YOU can prevent
serious injury or death from unsafe practices.
CAUTION!
The lowest level of Safety Message; warns of possible injury. Decals
located on the Equipment with this Signal Word are Black and Yellow.
WARNING!
Serious injury or possible death! Decals are Black and Orange.
DANGER!
Imminent death/critical injury. Decals are Red and White. (SG-1)
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety
Messages. Serious injury or death may occur unless care is
taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the Safety
Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards.
(SG-2)
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SAFETY
PELIGRO!
Si no lee Ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea
para que le traduzca las medidas de seguridad. (SG-
¡LEA EL
INSTRUCTIVO!
3)
Never operate the Tractor or Implement until you have read and
completely understand this Manual, the Tractor Operator’s Manual,
and each of the Safety Messages found in the Manual or on the
Tractor and Implement. Learn how to stop the tractor engine
suddenly in an emergency. Never allow inexperienced or untrained
personnel too operate the Tractor and Implement without supervision. Make sure the operator has fully read and understood the
manuals prior to operation. (SG-4)
WARNING!
Always maintain the safety decals in good readable condition. If the
decals are missing, damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement decals immediately. (SG-5)
WARNING!
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in
such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the
Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local
traffic regulations. (SG-6)
WARNING!
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved roll-over-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts.
Serious injury or even death could result from falling off the tractor-particularly during a turnover when the operator could be pinned
under the ROPS. (SG-7)
WARNING!
Do not modify or alter this Implement. Do not permit anyone to
modify or alter this Implement, any of its components or any
Implement function. (SG-8)
DANGER!
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always engage the brake and/or set
the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the
engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the
tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor
from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine
is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only. (SG9)
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Safety Section 1-3
SAFETY
DANGER!
SAFETY
DANGER!
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement. Falling off can result in serious injury or death.
SAFETY
(SG-10)
DANGER!
Never allow children to operate or ride on the Tractor or Implement.
(SGM-11)
WARNING!
Do not mount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount the
Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped.
(SG-12)
DANGER!
Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
DANGER!
Never work under the Implement, the framework,
or any lifted component unless the Implement is
securely supported or blocked up to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious injury or even death. (SG-14)
WARNING!
The operator and all support personnel should wear hard hats,
safety shoes, safety glasses, and proper hearing protection at all
times for protection from injury including injury from items thrown
by the equipment. (SG-16)
CAUTION!
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING LOSS! Tractors with or without an Implement
attached can often be noisy enough to cause permanent hearing
loss. We recommend that you always wear hearing protection if
the noise in the Operator’s position exceeds 80db. Noise over
85db over an extended period of time will cause severe hearing
loss. Noise over 90db adjacent to the Operator over an extended
period of time will cause permanent or total hearing loss. Note:
Hearing loss from loud noise [from tractors, chain saws, radios,
and other such sources close to the ear] is cumulative over a
lifetime without hope of natural recovery. (SG-I7)
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Safety Section 1-4
SAFETY
WARNING!
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the safe
transport speeds for you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by
the following rules:
1. Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly.
2.
3.
Apply the Brakes smoothly to determine the stopping
characteristics of the Tractor and Implement.
As you increase the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance
increases. Determine the maximum safe transport speed for
you and this Equipment.
Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed
through the turn only after you determine that it is safe to operate
at a higher speed. Use extreme care and reduce your speed when
turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from turning
over. Determine the maximum safe turning speed for you and this
equipment before operating on roads or uneven ground.
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds that you
have determined are safe and which allow you to properly control the
equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes. When operating
down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed.
When operating in traffic always use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of
traffic around you andwatch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
WARNING!
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the
Implement while it is in motion or while tractor engine is running.
Make sure the tractor engine is off before working on the Implement.
(SG-20)
WARNING!
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when
necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners,
worn or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins
have cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not
maintaining this machine in good working order. (SG-21)
WARNING!
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturers instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other chemical
agent. (SG-22)
DANGER!
Never run the tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your
health.
(SG-23)
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Safety Section 1-5
SAFETY
Transport only at safe speeds. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this equipment at unsafe speeds. Understand the
Tractor and Implement and how it handles before transporting on streets
and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes are in good
condition and operate properly.
SAFETY
SAFETY
DANGER!
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death. (SG-24)
DANGER!
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children
can slip or fall off the Equipment and be injured or killed. Children can
cause the Implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
WARNING!
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO
speeds can cause Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in
serious injury or death. (SG-26)
DANGER!
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement. Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely.
Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of
the medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment
safely. NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment
when their alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or
death to the operator or others could result if the operator is under the
influence of drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
In addition to the design and configuration of this Implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment,
hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer also
to Safety Messages and operation instruction in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor and Equipment
Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor and Equipment. (SG-18)
WARNING!
Mow only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with
adequate artificial lighting. Never mow in darkness or foggy conditions
where you cannot clearly see at least 100 yards in front and to the sides of
the tractor and mower. Make sure that you can clearly see and identify
passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power
lines, debris and foreign objects. If you are unable to clearly see this type
of items discontinue mowing. (SGM-1)
DANGER!
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this
Mower. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in heavy brush
and in heavy weeds. The Blades of this Mower can throw objects if
shields are not properly installed and maintained. Serious injury or
even death may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the
operator, bystanders, or passersby in the area. Do not operate this
machine with anyone in the immediate area. Stop mowing if anyone is
within 100 yards of mower. (SGM-2)
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Safety Section 1-6
SAFETY
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including
(but not limited to) - the Deflectors, Chain Guards, Steel
Guards, Gearbox Shields, PTO integral shields , and
Retractable Door Shields should be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety devices
should be inspected carefully at least daily for missing
or broken components. Missing, broken, or worn items
must be replaced at once to reduce the possibility of
injury or death from thrown objects, entanglement, or
blade contact. (SGM-3)
DANGER!
The rotating parts of this machine have been designed and tested for rugged use. However,
the blades could fail upon impact with heavy, solid objects such as metal guard rails and
concrete structures. Such impact could cause the broken objects to be thrown outward at
very high velocities. To reduce the possibility of property damage, serious injury, or even
death, never allow the cutting blades to contact such obstacles. (SGM-4)
WARNING!
Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects
such as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
mowing. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent
machine damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that
cannot be removed must be clearly marked and carefully avoided by
the operator. Stop mowing immediately if blades strike a foreign
object. Repair all damage and make certain rotor or blade carrier is
balanced before resuming mowing. (SGM-5)
WARNING!
Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become
entangled in the operating parts of the mower head. These items could
then swing outside the housing at greater velocities than the blades. Such
a situation is extremely hazardous and could result in serious injury or
even death. Inspect the cutting area for such objects before mowing.
Remove any like object from the site. Never allow the cutting blades to
contact such items. (SGM-6)
WARNING!
Mow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the tractor and
mower. Safe mowing speed depends on terrain condition and grass
type, density, and height of cut. Normal ground speed range is from 0 to
5 mph. Use slow mowing speeds when operating on or near steep
slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power lines, or when
debris and foreign objects are to be avoided. (SGM-7)
WARNING!
Avoid mowing in reverse direction when possible. Check to make sure
there are no persons behind the mower and use extreme care when
mowing in reverse. Mow only at a slow ground speed where you can
safely operate and control the tractor and mower. Never mow an area
that you have not inspected and removed debris or foreign material. (SGM-
WARNING!
Do not put hands or feet under mower decks. Blade Contact can result
serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped and
the decks are securely blocked up.
(SGM-9)
8)
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SAFETY
DANGER!
SAFETY
SAFETY
DANGER!
Replace bent or broken blade with new blades. NEVER ATTEMPT TO
STRAIGHTEN OR WELD ON BLADES SINCE THIS WILL LIKELY
CRACK OR OTHERWISE DAMAGE THE BLADE WITH SUBSEQUENT FAILURE AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY FROM THROWN
BLADES. (SGM-10)
DANGER!
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on the
Mower. Never work on the Mower with the tractor PTO driveline connected and running. Blades
or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause immediate entanglement, injury or death. (SRM3)
DANGER!
Make sure the PTO shield is installed when using PTO-driven
equipment. Always replace the PTO shield if it is damaged or missing.
(S3PT-8)
DANGER!
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of
this Mower. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in weeds
and in heavy grass. The Blades of this Mower can throw objects if
shields are not properly installed and maintained. Serious injury or
even death may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the
operator, bystanders, or passersby in the area. Do not operate this
machine with anyone in the immediate area. Stop mowing if anyone
is within 100 yards of mower. (SFM-1)
DANGER!
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including
(but not limited to) - the Discharge Deflectors, Steel
Guards, Gearbox Shields, Belt Shileds, and PTO Shields
should be used and maintained in good working condition. All safety devices should be inspected carefully at
least daily for missing or broken components. Missing,
broken, or worn items must be replaced at once to
reduce the possibility of injury or death from thrown
objects, entanglement, or blade contact. (SFM-2)
DANGER!
Rotary Mowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwing objects for great distances
(100 yards or more) and causing serious injury or
death. Follow safety messages carefully
STOP MOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 100 YARDS UNLESS:
-Mower Deck Shielding, and Discharge Deflector are installed
and in good, working condition;
-Mower section is running close to and parallel with the ground
without exposed Blades;
-Passersby are outside the existing thrown-object zone;
-All areas have been thoroughly inspected and all foreign material
such as rocks, cans, glass, and general debris has been removed.
NOTE: Where there are grass and weeds high enough to hide debris that could be struck by the
blades, the area should be: inspected and large debris removed, mowed at an intermediate height,
inspected closely with any remaining debris being removed, and mowed again at desired final
height. (This will also reduce power required to mow, reduce wear and tear on the Mower drivetrain,
spread cut material better, eliminate streaking, and make the final cut more uniform.) (SFM-3)
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SAFETY
Never leave Tractor and Implemented unattended while the implement is in the lifted position.
Accidental operation of lifting lever or a hydraulic failure may cause sudden drop of unit with
injury or death by crushing. To properly park the implement when disconnecting it from the tractor,
lower the stand and put the retaining pin securely in place, or put a secure support under the AFrame. Lower the implement carefully to the ground. Do not put hands or feet under lifted
components. (SPT-1)
WARNING!
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement with the Tractor. Turn curves or go up
hills only at a low speed and using a gradual steering angle. Rear mounted implements move
the center of gravity to the rear and remove weight from the front wheels. Make certain, by
adding front ballast, that at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels to prevent
rearing up, loss of steering control or Tractor tip-over. Slow down on rough or uneven surfaces
to prevent loss of steering control which could result in property damage or possible injury. Do
not transport unless 3-Point lift lever is fully raised and in the latched transport position. Dropping
WARNING!
Do not let the Blades turn when the Mower Deck is raised for
any reason, including clearance or for turning. Raising the
Mower deck exposes the Cutting Blades which creates a
potentially serious hazard and could cause serious injury or even
death from objects thrown from the Blades. (SRM-7)
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SAFETY
WARNING!
SAFETY
SAFETY
NOTE: Rhino supplies safety decals on this product to
promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may occur
while in shipping, use, or reconditioning. Rhino cares about
the safety of its customers, operators, and bystanders, and
will replace the safety decals on this product in the field,
free of charge (Some shipping and handling charges may
apply). Contact your Rhino dealer to order replacement
decals.
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SAFETY
SAFETY
1 - 00725746
10 - 00749117 - Not Shown
(See Inside Front Cover of Manual)
4 - 99101
2 - 00773723
9 - 00775098
3A - 00775933
5 - 00758194
6 - 00760657
11 - 00773356
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SAFETY
SAFETY
13 - 00756494
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12 - 00755742
15 - 00755691
7 - 00773354
17 - 00763977
7 - 00773355
14 - D103
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SAFETY
FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS
SAFETY
This section is intended to explain in broad terms the concept and effect of federal laws and regulations concerning
employer and employee equipment operators. This section is not intended as a legal interpretation of the law and
should not be considered as such.
Employer-Employee Operator Regulations
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
This Act Seeks:
“...to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working
conditions and to preserve our human resources...”
DUTIES
Sec. 5 (a) Each employer(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from
recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his
employees;
(2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.
(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules,
regulations and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and
conduct.
OSHA Regulations
OSHA regulations state in part: “At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, the
employer shall instruct every employee in the safe operation and servicing of all equipment with which the
employee is, or will be involved.”
Employer Responsibilities:
To ensure employee safety during Tractor and Implement operation, it is the employer’s responsibility to:
1. Train the employee in the proper and safe operation of the Tractor and Implement.
2. Require that the employee read and fully understand the Tractor and Implement Operator’s manual.
3. Permit only qualified and properly trained employees to operate the Tractor and Implement.
4. Maintain the Tractor and Implement in a safe operational condition and maintain all shields and guards on the
equipment.
5. Ensure the Tractor is equipped with a functional ROPS and seat belt and require that the employee operator
securely fasten the safety belt and operate with the ROPS in the raised position at all times.
6. Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
7. Provide the required tools to maintain the Tractor and Implement in a good safe working condition and provide
the necessary support devices to secure the equipment safely while performing repairs and service.
8. Require that the employee operator stop mowing if bystanders or passerbys come within 100 yards.
Child Labor Under 16 Years of Age
Some regulations specify that no one under the age of 16 may operate power machinery. It is your responsibility
to know what these regulations are in your own area or situation. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment
Standard Administration, Wage & Home Division, Child Labor Bulletin #102.)
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INTRODUCTION
SECTION
Introduction Section 2-1
INTRODUCTION
This Rotary Mower is designed with care and built with quality materials by skilled workers. Proper assembly,
maintenance, and operating practices, as described in this manual, will help the owner/operator get years of
satisfactory service from the machine.
INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize, and instruct. The Assembly Section instructs the owner/operator in
the correct assembly of the Mower using standard and optional equipment. The Parts Listing section is
designed to familiarize the owner/operator with replaceable parts on the Mower. This section provides exploded
assembly drawings of each mower component illustrating each piece and the corresponding part number.
Careful use and timely service saves extensive repairs and costly downtime losses. The Operation and
Maintenance Sections of the manual train the owner/operator how to work the Mower correctly and attend to
appropriate maintenance. The Trouble Shooting Guide helps diagnose difficulties with mower and offers solution
to the problems.
Safety is of primary importance to the owner/operator and to the manufacturer. The first section of this manual
includes a list of Safety Messages, that, if followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or
death. Many of the Safety Messages will be repeated throughout the manual. The owner/operator/dealer should
know these Safety Messages before assembly and be aware of the hazards of operating this mower during
assembly, use, and maintenance. The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen below, is
intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury faced when
operating this machine.
CAUTION! The lowest level of Safety Message; warns of possible minor injury. Decals
located on the Mower with this Signal Word are Black and Yellow.
WARNING! Serious injury or possible death! Decals are Black and Orange.
DANGER!
Imminent death/critical injury. Decals are Red and White.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Your RHINO BREEZE mower is designed for light-duty cutting such as lawn maintenance plus small weed and
grass control. With a reasonable amount of preventive maintenance, your Mower will provide years of dependable
service.
DANGER!
NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE, RIDE ON, OR COME CLOSE
TO MOWER OR TRACTOR. Usually, 15-16 year-old children who are mature
and responsible can operate the mower with reasonable safety if they have
read Operator's Manual, been trained in safe operation of the machine, and
are physically large and strong enough to reach and operate controls easily.
DANGER!
For Non-Agricultural use, OSHA, ASAE, SAE, and ANSI standards require the
use of Chain Guards, Deflectors, or Solid Skirts at all times. The Mower
manufacturer strongly recommends the use of Chain Guards or Solid Skirts for
Agricultural purposes as well, to reduce the risk of property damage, serious
bodily injury, or even death from objects thrown out by or from contact with the
Cutting Blades.
WARNING!
At least 20% of the tractor’s weight must be on the front tires with the Mower
lifted to provide adequate traction for safe steering under good conditions.
Slow down on hills, rough terrain, and curves.
Front and rear and left and right are determined by the normal direction of travel, the same as driving an
automobile.
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Introduction Section 2-3
INTRODUCTION
ATTENTION OWNER/OPERATOR
INTRODUCTION
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
1. Carefully read the Operator’s Manual, completely understand the Safety Messages and
instructions, and know how to operate correctly both the tractor and Mower.
2. Fill out the Warranty Card in full. Be sure to answer all questions, including the Serial
Number of the Mower. Mail within 30 days of delivery date of this implement.
NOTE: Warranties are honored only if completed “Owner Registration and Warranty” forms
are received by Alamo Group within thirty days of delivery of the mower.
3. Record the Mower Model and Serial Numbers on the Warranty page at the front of the
Operator’s Manual. Keep this as part of the permanent maintenance file for the Mower.
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ASSEMBLY
SECTION
Assembly Section 3-1
ASSEMBLY
The Breeze Mowers will attach to most tractors with Cat. I Three-Point hitch and a 540 RPM PTO. DO NOT
EXCEED HORSEPOWER RECOMMENDATIONS.
DANGER!
Operating with PTO speed over 540 RPM can cause excessive vibration with subsequent
machine failure which can cause serious injury or even death. Never exceed 600 RPM.
DEALER SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS
Assembly of this mower is the reponsibility of the Rhino dealer. The mower should be delivered to the owner
completely assembled, lubricated, and adjusted for normal cutting conditions.
ASSEMBLY
Set up mower as received from the factory with these instructions. Remove mower from carton. Open parts box
and lay parts out to make location easy. Refer to parts lists and exploded view drawings for more detail.
This mower is shipped partially assembled. Assembly will be easier if components are aligned and loosely
assembled before tightening hardware.
CAUTION!
Always use personal protection devices such as eye and ear protectors during assembly.
A-FRAME ATTACHMENT
Attach the rear brace bars (18) to the lugs on the rear of the deck with m12 x 40mm bolts (19), m12 flatwasher
(20), m12 lockwasher (21), & m12 locknuts (22). Attach the A-Frame bars (2) to the lugs on the front of the deck
with the same hardware as the rear. Attach the other end of the A-Frame bars at
the top and outside the rear brace bars
FIGURE 1
(18) and top link (14) with 3/4" x 5-1/2"
bolt (17), bushing (15) & 3/4" nut (11).
Top link pin (16) is placed through the
open end set of holes of the top linkand
secured with hair clip pin. See Figure 1.
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ASSEMBLY
CASTER WHEEL ATTACHMENTS
Axle arm (1) comes attached to deck weldment. Install caster fork assemblies by installing spacers (2) onto fork
shaft (4) and inserting into tube with bushings on each end of axle arm (1). Place spacers (5) on top of tube and
retain using pin (3). See Figure 2.
1
FIGURE 2
2
3
4
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT - To Gearbox
1. Insert yoke onto splined shaft. Twist red collar on end yoke.
2. Slide yoke (with collar twisted) onto gearbox shaft.
3. Move yoke back and forth until collar clicks and locks the yoke in place.
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ASSEMBLY
5
OPERATION
SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
OPERATION
The safe operation of this machine is the responsibility of the operator. The operator should be familiar with the
cutter and tractor and all safety practices before starting operation. This mower is designed for lawn or grass
mowing. It is not designed for rough conditions or heavy weed mowing. It is equipped with suction type blades
for best results in lawn mowing.
Always operate tractor PTO at 540 rpm.
This section provides information for attaching mower to tractor and preparing it for field operation. Review this
data prior to tractor hookup and operation.
TRACTOR PREPARATION
Ballast
An implement code of has been assigned to the fully-equipped Lift-Type Breeze mower so that you can determine
the tractor front ballast requirements. Refer to your tractor Operator's manual for the code number and ballasting
requirements.
OPERATION
WARNING!
Do not operate with less than 20% of tractor's gross unballasted mass on front wheel with mower
in transport position.
Wheel Treads
Tractor wheel tread spacing should be increased when working on inclines or rough ground to reduce the
possibility of tipping.
Stabilizer Bars or Sway Blocks
Use stabilizer bars or sway blocks to prevent side sway of the mower.
Drawbar
Shorten or remove the tractor Drawbar so it will not interfere with the up and down movement of the Mower.
WARNING!
Do not get between Tractor and Mower when engine is running!
ATTACHING MOWER TO TRACTOR - LIFT TYPE
This mower is designed for 540 RPM PTO, CAT I hitch tractor only. Back the tractor up to the mower so that the
lower Draft Arms are in alignment with the mower lower lift pins. Stop the engine, lock the brakes or place the
tractor in park. Connect the tractor and Stabilizer Bars to the lower lift pins. Adjust the Top link so it will pin to the
top holes in the A-Frame or into holes in floating top link.
DANGER!
NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE, RIDE ON, OR COME CLOSE TO MOWER OR
TRACTOR. Usually, 15-16 year-old children who are mature and responsible can operate the
mower with reasonable safety if they have read Operator's Manual, been trained in safe
operation of the machine, and are physically large and strong enough to reach and operate
controls easily.
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Operation Section 4-2
OPERATION
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT TO TRACTOR
1. Grab and twist black collar on end of attaching yoke toward cutter.
2. Slide yoke (with collar displaced) onto PTO shaft.
3. Move yoke back and forth until locking collar clicks and locks the yoke in place.
WARNING!
When attaching PTO yoke to tractor PTO shaft, it is important that spring activated locking
collar rotates freely and is seated in groove on PTO shaft.
WARNING!
Be sure PTO shielding and all other shielding is installed and is in good condition.
IMPORTANT: When raising cutter to transport height, be sure there is clearance between the
cutter and driveline. Damage will result if driveline hits cutter deck.
CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
WARNING!
Avoid personal injury! Be sure tractor engine is off, key is removed, and ALLOW BLADES TO
STOP TURNING before dismounting to make adjustments.
1. Using the tractor, raise the mower off the ground and support under it with secure blocking so not to let the
mower drift down during maintenance.
2. Holding wheel and yoke assembly up, remove quick-lock pin from top of gauge wheel spindle. Position full
length spacers and half spacer as required. All spacers on top of spindle tube allows for approximately 1" cutting
height. Adjustments range form 1" to a maximum of 4-3/8" in 3/8" increments.
3. Adjust the length of tractor top links, so that when lifting the mower the front will raise 1"- 2" inches before rear
gauge wheels leave the ground. This will allow the flexible hitch to pivot and allow the mower to follow the contour
on uneven ground.
STARTING & STOPPING CUTTER
Power for operating cutter is supplied from tractor PTO. Refer to your tractor manual instructions for engaging and
disengaging the PTO. Always engage the PTO at low engine rpm. Always operate at recommended PTO speed
of 540 RPM. Learn how to stop tractor and cutter quickly in case of an emergency.
IMPORTANT: Stop cutter and tractor immediately upon striking an obstruction. Inspect the cutter and repair
any damage before resuming operation. Do not disengage PTO when engine is at full PTO RPM. Always
idle engine before disengaging PTO.
WARNING!
Avoid personal injury. When attempting to stop a tractor which does not have live PTO, the
momentum created by the blade carrier of a rotary cutter can cause the tractor to be pushed
forward. DO NOT operate this cutter unless tractor has live or independent PTO.
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OPERATION
Important: Avoid very low cutting heights. Striking the ground with blades gives the most damaging shock
loads a cutter can encounter and will cause damage to cutter and drive.
OPERATION
To commence operation, reduce engine speed and engage the tractor PTO. Before starting to cut, gradually
increase engine speed to develop full PTO speed.
Enter the area to cut with the cutter operating at PTO speed and, if it becomes necessary to temporarily regulate
engine speed during operations, increase or decrease the throttle gradually.
To transport, disengage the PTO, raise full transport height.
CUTTING SPEED
Proper ground speed for cutting will depend upon the height, type, and density of material to be cut.
Normally, ground speed will range from 1-1/2 to 3 mph. Tall dense material should be cut at low speed while thin
medium height material can be cut at a faster ground speed.
CUTTING TIPS
Always operate PTO at recommended RPM when cutting. This is necessary to maintain proper blade speed and
to produce a clean cut.
Under certain conditions, tractor tires may roll some grasses down and prevent them from being cut at the same
height as the surrounding area. When this occurs, reduce the tractor ground speed, but maintain PTO RPM. The
lower speed will permit grasses to be at least partially rebound and be cut. Taking a partial cut and/or reversing
the direction of travel may also produce a cleaner cut.
OPERATION
As often as possible, stop mowing when other people are passing by. Although the Mower is shielded to prevent
objects from being thrown out by the blades, no one shield device is 100% effective. The operator has greater
knowledge of the dangers of being around this Mower while it is operational than the person on the street.
WARNING!
Avoid personal injury. Pick up all rocks and other debris
before cutting. Enter new areas carefully. Cut material
higher the first time to allow cutter to clear unseen objects.
Never assume an area is clear. Always check.
Extremely tall grass should be cut twice. Raise cutter and cut twice the
desired height. Cut the second time at desired height at 90 degrees to first
pass.
Remember, sharp blades produce cleaner cuts and use less power.
Before cutting, analyze the area to determine the best cutting procedure.
Consider the height and type of material and the terrain type: hilly, level or
rough.
Grass is best cut when it is dry. Mowing wet grass can cause plugging
resulting in grass clumps behind the mower.
FIGURE 1
Grass should be mowed frequently as shorter clippings deteriorate faster.
The grass is discharged to the rear and slightly to the right. To keep
clippings of to streets and sidewalks mow two to three passes clockwise as
shown in Figure 1.
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OPERATION
DETACHING & STORING
Lower the mower to the ground. Park the tractor with the transmission in the correct gear (Automatic Transmission-- Neutral). Set the parking brake, shut off the engine, and remove the key. Wait until the PTO stops
rotating before getting down from the tractor.
Disconnect the driveline from the tractor PTO and store it to prevent it from contacting the ground.
Always reinstall the master shield over the tractor PTO shaft. This shield should always remain in place except
when connecting or disconnecting driveline.
BEFORE OPERATING OR TRANSPORTING THIS MOWER
Always display this SMV emblem (FIGURE 2) on the rear of the tractor transporting this mower where it is clearly
visible to oncoming traffic. Prominent display of this symbol will help the operator avoid accidents which could
cause injury or possibly death.
OPERATION
FIGURE 2
DRIVELINE LENGTH CHECK PROCEDURE
WARNING!
A loose shaft could slip off and result in personal injury or dfamage to cutter. When attaching
PTO yoke to tractor PTO shaft, it is important that spring activated locking collar slides freely
and locking balls are seated in groove on PTO shaft.
WARNING!
Before operating cutter, check to make sure the driveline will not bottom out or become
disengage.
1/8 INCH
* Disengage the Driveline from the tractor PTO Shaft.
* Slide the Driveline together until it "bottoms out" solidly.
* Apply colored tape to the Inner Shield 1/8" from the end of the
Outer Shield. FIGURE 3
* Re-attach the Driveline to the PTO Shaft.
COLORED TAPE
FIGURE 3
Driveline in maximum compressed position
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OPERATION
DRIVELINE LENGTH
Raise mower to full transport or until driveline just hits deck at front. If distance between colored tape and outer
shield tube is 1-9/16 or less, drive tubes should be shortened per Figure 4.
always maintain 1-9/16 clearance when operated in shortest working position. shorten inner and outer guard
tubes equally. Shorten inner and outer sliding profiles by the same amount that the shield tubes were shortened. Round off all sharp edges and remove burrs. Grease sliding profiles. Figure 4.
OPERATION
1-9/16"
FIGURE 4
Lower mower to lowest position possible. Check distance from colored tape to end outer shield tube. Driveline
tube engagement must always exceed 12 inches. If not consult dealer to obtain longer driveline.
FRONT GAUGE WHEEL INTERFERENCE CHECK
Do not operate mower until this interference check has been performed. If you change tractors, you must
perform the check for that mounting.
Raise mower with tractor hydraulics to maximum height of tractor lift.
Pivot both front gauge wheels forward and check that there is clearance between gauge wheels and tractor
tires.
If there is interference, you must restrict tractor three point lift height so mower cannot be raised beyond set
point. FIGURE 5. Adjust tractor top link length to maximize clearance.
Figure 5 - Front Gauge Wheel Clearance
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OPERATION
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
STREAKING
Slow Blade Speed
Worn Blade Tips
Operate PTO at 540 RPM.
Replace with Genuine RHINO
Blades. See your Rhino dealer.
Sharpen blades uniformly.
Slow ground speed of tractor but
keep engine running at full PTO rpm.
Cutting lower will help.
Slow down until cured.
Tighten per instructions.
Apply belt dressing or replace
with special RHINO belt.
Tighten blade bolt securely.
(Note: Left Hand threads
Torque to 85 ft. lbs.)
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Dull Blades
Blades unable to cut that part
of grass pressed down by path
of tractor tires or casters
Mowing Too Fast
Drive Belt Loose
Belt Glazed/Slipping
Blade Loose on Spindle
Conditions to wet for mowing
Belt Slipping
Grass Wet
HEAVY VIBRATION
Too high blade speed
Broken/bent Blade
Worn/Unbalanced Blade
Bent/Broken Sheave
Trash Hung on Blade
BELT SLIPPING
Belt loose
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Do not exceed 540 PTO RPM.
Replace with genuine RHINO
Blades. See your RHINO dealer.
Grind uniformly or replace.
Replace parts.
Clean off blade.
Tighten or replace with Special
RHINO belt.
Use belt dressing or replace.
Clean or replace.
Belt Glazed
Oil on belt
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Reduce ground speed but maintain
540 rpm at tractor PTO, or make two
passes over material. Raise the mower
for the first pass and lower to desired
height for the second and cut at 90 deg.
to first pass. Raise rear of mower high
enough to permit material to discharge,
but not so high that conditions listed
above occur.
Tighten or replace with special
RHINO belt.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Slow ground speed of tractor but
keep engine running at full PTO rpm.
Cutting lower will help.
Operation Section 4-7
OPERATION
MATERIAL DISCHARGES
Material too high and too much
FROM MOWER UNEVENLY, material
BUNCHES MATERIAL
ALONG SWATH
OPERATION
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
BELT SLIPPAGE
Mower overloading, material too Reduce tractor ground speed but
tall or heavy
maintain full PTO rpm. Cut material
twice, one high pass and then mow
at desired height. Cut a partial swath.
Oil on belt from over lubrication Be careful not to over lubricate.
Clean lubricant from belt and pulleys
with clean rag. Replace oil soaked
belt.
Belt hung up or rubbing
Check belt for free travel in pulleys
and belt guides. Check under mower
and around blade spindle shafts for
wire, rags, or other foreign material.
Clean all material from under mower.
OPERATION
FRAYED EDGES ON COVER Belt misaligned or belt rubbing
guide.
Pulley misalignment
REMEDY
Re-align belt or guide. Be sure belt
doesn't rub any other part while running.
Inspect to ensure belt is running in
center of backside idler. Shim idler
as necessary to align.
BELT ROLLOVER
Pulley misalignment
Re-align
Damaged belt
Replace belt.*
Foreign object in pulley grooves Inspect all pulley grooves for rust,
paint or weld spots and remove.
Worn pulley groove
Replace pulley
DAMAGED BELT
Rollover, high shock loads or
installation damage
Replace belt.*
BELT BREAKAGE
High shock loads
Avoid abusive mowing. Avoid hitting
the ground or large obstructions.
Check drive alignment for foreign
material in grooves. Ensure proper
tension. Avoid hitting solid objects
or ground.
Belt came off drive
*Check belt for damage by laying it flat on floor. If belt does not lie flat (has humps or twists), which indicated
broden or stretched cords, it must be replaced.
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MAINTENANCE
SECTION
Maintenance Section 5-1
MAINTENANCE
Before operating your Finishing Mower, make sure it is properly lubricated and thoroughy inspected. Only a
minimum of time and effort is required to regularly lubricate and maintain this machine to provide long life and
trouble free operation.
WARNING!
Always disengage the PTO before raising the Rotary Cutter for transporting or making
adjustments.
LUBRICATION INFORMATION
Do not let excess grease collect on or around parts, particulary when operating in sandy areas. The illustrations
below shows lubrication points. The chart gives the frequency of lubrication in hours, based on normal operating
conditions. Severe or unusual conditions may require more frequent lubrication. Figure 1.
Use an SAE multi-purpose, lithium-type grease for all locations shown. Be sure to clean the fitting thoroughly
before using grease gun. Failure to maintain proper lubrication will result in damage to U-joints, gearbox, and/or
driveshaft.
5
3
MAINTENANCE
4
1
5
2
LUBRICATION FITTING LOCATION FIGURE1
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ITEM
DESCRIPTION
FREQUENCY
1
2
3
4
5
Gauge Wheel Pivots
Wheel Hubs
Blade Spindle
U-Joint Telescoping Member
U-Joints
8 Hours or daily
8 Hours or daily
8 Hours or daily
8 Hours or daily
8 Hoursor daily
Maintenance Section 5-2
MAINTENANCE
GEARBOX
The Gearboxes have been filled with lubricant to the Test Plug Level prior to shipment. However, you should check
the oil level at Test Plug before operating, and frequently thereafter.
The gearbox should not require additional lubricant unless the box is cracked or a seal is leaking. It is recommended
that the oil level plug be removed after every 8 to 10 hours of operation and oil added until it runs out Test Plug hole.
The Test Plug is located on the back of the Gearbox. Filler Plug is located on top back of Gearbox. Figure 2.
BREATHER/FILLER
PLUG
TEST PLUG
FIGURE 2
NOTE: Overfilling the Gearbox will cause pressure to build up and cause Oil Seals to leak.
ATTENTION: If the Gearbox suddenly starts making an unusual noise, stop at once, check for leaks, and refill
Gearbox as required.
GAUGE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES
Gauge wheels are equipped with
bushings which require grease daily. Grease Fittings are provided in
the Wheel Hub and Gauge Wheel
Pivot . Grease after 8 hours of
use. FIGURE 3.
FIGURE 3
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MAINTENANCE
Recommended lubricant is NLGI 000 Grease, Rhino P/N 00765444 with a one quart capacity.
MAINTENANCE
DRIVELINE LUBRICATION
Grease Fittings are located on the Cross Assembly of each U-Joint and on the telescoping tubes. Grease the
U-Joint after each 8 hours of use. Figure 4. Do not force grease through the Needle Cup Assemblies.
FIGURE 4
The telescoping PTO shaft inside the shielding must be lubricated daily. Figure 4.
Disconnect driveline from tractor and pull halves apart. Insert grease into outer profile cavity on half attached to
gearbox and spread evenly. Install driveline halves together.
MAINTENANCE
Reconnect driveline to tractor. Raise and lower cutter after applying grease to spread over joint working area.
FIGURE 5
WARNING!
When attaching PTO yoke to tractor PTO shaft, it is important that the spring-activated locking
twist collar rotates freely and locking ball are seated on the groove on PTO shaft. A loose yoke could
slip off and result in personal injury or damage to cutter.
BLADE SPINDLE LUBRICATION
Blade spindles must be lubricated daily (every 8 hrs). Access lubrication fitting through hole in outer sheilds and
in center gearbox mounting. Each spindle has vent hole in top just under drive pulley and must be lubricated
enough each time to force small amount of grease out. NOTE: Do not over lube as excess grease may get on
belt drive.
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MAINTENANCE
BLADE SERVICING
Inspect blades before each use to determine that they are properly installed and in good condition. Replace any
blade that is bent, excessively nicked, worn, or has any other damage. Small nicks can be ground out when
sharpening.
Use only original equipment blades on this cutter. They are made of special heat-treated alloy steel. Substitute
blades may not meet specification and may fail in a hazardous manner that could cause injury.
BLADE SHARPENING
Always sharpen both cutting edges of each blade at the same time, the same amount, to maintain balance. Follow
original sharpening pattern as shown. Do not sharpen blade to a razor edge, but leave a 1/32" blunt edge. Do
not sharpen back side of blade. Figure 6.
WARNING!
Avoid personal injury. Always block the cutter up to prevent it from falling when the blades and/
or carrier are being serviced.
FOLLOW ORIGINAL PATTERN
MAINTAIN CORNER
1/32"
NOTE: Always check blades for balance after sharpening. Grind heavy end to obtain proper balance.
BLADE REMOVAL
Hold the end of blade using heavy leather gloves and remove left hand threaded bolt.
BLADE INSTALLATION
Install washer on blade bolt, insert bolt into blade, insert seal protector washer over blade bolt and then thread
bolt into spindle shaft. NOTE: Blade bolt has left hand threads. Tighten blade bolt to 70 ft. lbs. torque. Use heavy
leather gloves during tightening process to hold blade and wrench.
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MAINTENANCE
FIGURE 6
MAINTENANCE
BELT ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE Figure 7.
Shut off mower and tractor. Loosen all four nuts (1) on gearbox slide plate (2). Loosen jam nut (3) on tension
adjustment bolt (4). Tighten adjustment bolt until belt deflection along front of belts is 3/4" with approximately 10
pounds applied to center of length. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. Tighten jam nut and nuts on Gearbox slide plate.
3
4
5
1
MAINTENANCE
2
FIGURE 7
BELT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION Figure 7.
Shut off mower and tractor. Remove belt shield fasteners and belt shields. Loosen gearbox slide plate bolts and gear
box adjustment bolt. Slide gearbox to the full forward position. Slip belts under gearbox sheave (5) and over center
spindle sheave. Slip new belts under gearbox sheave and over center spindle sheave. Ensure that right-hand belt
is in the lower groove of gearbox sheave and that left-hand belt is in the upper groove of gearbox sheave. Slide gearbox
to the full rear position and adjust according to Belt Adjustment Procedure. Reinstall shields and shield fasteners.
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MAINTENANCE
STORAGE
Your rotary mower represents an investment from which you should get the greatest possible benefit.
Therefore, when the season is over, the cutter should be thoroughly checked and prepared for storage so that
a minimum amount of work will be required to put it back into operation for the next season. The following are
suggested storage procedures:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Thoroughly clean the cutter.
Lubricate the cutter as covered in Maintenance Section.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended torque.
Check the cutter for worn or damaged parts. Make replacements immediately.
Store the cutter in a clean, dry place with the cutter housing resting on blocks.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the cutter.
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS
The chart lists the correct tightening torque for fasteners. When bolts are to be tightened or replaced, refer to
this chart to determine the grade of bolts and the proper torque except when specific torque values are assigned
in manual text.
NOTE: These values apply to fasteners as received from supplier, dry or when lubricated with normal engine oil.
They do not apply if special graphited or molydisulphide greases or other extreme pressure lubricants are used.
This applies to both UNF fine and UNC coarse threads.
RECOMMENDED TORQUE IN FOOT POUNDS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE MANUAL *
MAINTENANCE
FIGURE 8
*
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MAINTENANCE
BLADE SPINDLE INSTRUCTIONS - Figure 9
1. Remove grease fitting (9), nut (8), and washers (7), from spindle shaft (3).
2. Support spindle housing (1) on flange and press shaft through bearings.
3. Reomve bearings from housing and shaft.
ASSEMBLY
1. Press new bearings (2) into housing with seal to outside in each bearing. NOTE: Be sure spacer (5) is
between bearings when installing last bearing.
2. Place seal protector (4) and one washer (6) onto shaft and insert into lower bearing. Place shaft (3) on flat
surface and press on inner race of upper bearing using hollow pipe or tube. NOTE: Place washer (6) on top
MAINTENANCE
bearing and press against it to avoid damaging bearing seal.
FIGURE 9
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SERVIS-RHINO
LIMITED
WARRANTY
1. LIMITED WARRANTIES
1.01.Servis-Rhino warrants for one year from the purchase date to the original non-commercial, governmental, or municipal
purchaser (“Purchaser”) and warrants for six months to the original commercial or industrial purchaser (“Purchaser”)
that the goods purchased are free from defects in material or workmanship.
1.02.Manufacturer will replace for the Purchaser any part or parts found, upon examination at one of its factories, to be
defective under normal use and service due to defects in material or workmanship.
1.03.This limited warranty does not apply to any part of the goods which has been subjected to improper or abnormal use,
negligence, alteration, modification, or accident, damaged due to lack of maintenance or use of wrong fuel, oil, or
lubricants, or which has served its normal life. This limited warranty does not apply to any part of any internal
combustion engine, or expendable items such as blades, shields, guards, or pneumatic tires except as specifically found
in your Operator’s Manual.
1.04.Except as provided herein, no employee, agent, Dealer, or other person is authorized to give any warranties of any
nature on behalf of Manufacturer.
2. REMEDIES AND PROCEDURES.
2.01.This limited warranty is not effective unless the Purchaser returns the Registration and Warranty Form to Manufacturer
within 30 days of purchase.
2.02.Purchaser claims must be made in writing to the Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) from whom Purchaser purchased the
goods or an approved Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) within 30 days after Purchaser learns of the facts on which the
claim is based.
2.03.Purchaser is responsible for returning the goods in question to the Dealer.
2.04.If after examining the goods and/or parts in question, Manufacturer finds them to be defective under normal use and
service due to defects in material or workmanship, Manufacturer will:
(a) Repair or replace the defective goods or part(s) or
(b) Reimburse Purchaser for the cost of the part(s) and reasonable labor charges (as determined by Manufacturer)
if Purchaser paid for the repair and/or replacement prior to the final determination of applicability of the warranty
by Manufacturer.
The choice of remedy shall belong to Manufacturer.
2.05.Purchaser is responsible for any labor charges exceeding a reasonable amount as determined by Manufacturer and
for returning the goods to the Dealer, whether or not the claim is approved. Purchaser is responsible for the transportation cost for the goods or part(s) from the Dealer to the designated factory.
3. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
3.01.MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS (EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN) AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES
WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
3.02.MANUFACTURER MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN, CAPABILITY, CAPACITY, OR SUITABILITY FOR
USE OF THE GOODS.
3.03.EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, MANUFACTURER SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO
PURCHASER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE
CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM
THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE GOODS OR ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. NOT WITHSTANDING THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND WARRANTIES, MANUFACTURER’S LIABILITY HEREUNDER FOR DAMAGES
INCURRED BY PURCHASER OR OTHERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE OF THE GOODS.
3.04.NO ACTION ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIMED BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR TRANSACTIONS UNDER
THIS WARRANTY MAY BE BROUGHT MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS
OCCURRED.
4. MISCELLANEOUS.
4.01.Proper Venue for any lawsuits arising from or related to this limited warranty shall be only in Guadalupe County,
Texas.
4.02.Manufacturer may waive compliance with any of the terms of this limited warranty, but no waiver of any terms shall
be deemed to be a waiver of any other term.
4.03.If any provision of this limited warranty shall violate any applicable law and is held to be unenforceable, then the
invalidity of such provision shall not invalidate any other provisions herein.
4.04.Applicable law may provide rights and benefits to purchaser in addition to those provided herein.
KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS
ATTENTION: Purchaser should fill in the blanks below for his reference when buying repair parts and/or for proper machine
identification when applying for warranty.
Servis-Rhino Implement Model _______________________________ Serial Number ________________________________
Date Purchased __________________________________________ Dealer ______________________________________
ATTENTION:
READ YOUR OPERATOR'S MANUAL
RHINO®
1020 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936
800-446-5158
Email: parts@servis-rhino.com
R
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
To keep your implement running efficiently and safely, read your manual thoroughly and follow these directions and the
Safety Messages in this Manual. The Table of Contents clearly identifies each section where you can easily find the
information you need.
The OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (1928.51 Subpart C) makes these minimum safety requirements
of tractor operators:
REQUIRED OF THE OWNER:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Provide a Roll-Over-Protective Structure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and
Provide Seatbelts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
Ensure that each employee uses such Seatbelt while the tractor is moving; and
Ensure that each employee tightens the Seatbelt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected area
provided by the ROPS.
REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Securely fasten seatbelt if the tractor has a ROPS.
Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.
Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.
Do not permit others to ride.
Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.
Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
When the tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock, if available.
Keep children away from danger all day,
every day...
Equip tractors with rollover protection (ROPS)
and keep all machinery guards in place...
Please work, drive, play and live each day with
care and concern for your safety and that of
your family and fellow citizens.
BREEZE
R
MODEL-OMWPL-08/01
Printed U.S.A.
Rear Discharge
48", 60", & 72" Rotary Mowers
P/N 00775120C
An Alamo Group Company
SERVIS-RHINO®
1020 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936-9907
Please fold (do not tear), tape, and drop in any mailbox.
PLEASE FILL OUT OWNER WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
SIGN, AND DROP LAST COPY IN ANY MAILBOX.
IMPORTANT!
TO PLACE THIS WARRANTY IN EFFECT,
THIS WARRANTY REGISTRATION MUST BE
FILLED OUT, SIGNED, AND MAILED WITHIN 30
DAYS OF DELIVERY DATE OF THIS MACHINE.
DEALER AND PURCHASER MUST SIGN.
ATTENTION: ANY CLAIM SUBMITTED TO SERVIS-RHINO®
WILL BE REFUSED UNTIL COMPLETED, SIGNED
WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD IS ON FILE.00763505
SERVIS-RHINO WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MONTH
Servis-Rhino Model
Serial No.
DAY
YEAR
Purchase Date
Purchaser
Last Name
Street & No., RFD,
Box, &/or Apt. No.
First Name
City
M.I.
State or
Province
ZIP
State or
Province
ZIP
Dealer
City
•
I have informed the Purchaser of this product of Warranty terms, provisions, and procedures that are applicable, reviewed the contents of the Operator’s Manual
including safety equipment, safe operation, and maintenance, reviewed the Safety Signs on implement (and tractor if possible), shown the AEM Mower Safety
Practices Video, and reviewed Purchaser’s responsibility to train his operators in safe operation.
• IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Solid Skirts must be maintained in good repair and installed except in areas where persons,
vehicles, livestock, or other property will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would prevent the mower’s reasonable performance
of its assigned task.
• DRIVELINES: I have made certain that all driveline, gearbox, and other shields are in good repair and fastened securely in place to prevent injuries from
entanglement or thrown objects.
•
HYDRAULIC MACHINES: I have explained the necessity of using clean hydraulic oil, changing filters as instructed, stopping leaks, damage caused by
operating with over-heated oil, caring for hoses, using hoses of proper rating, the necessity of maintaining the specified operating pressure, and the potential hazard
of oil's penetrating the skin.
• BOOM-TYPE or FOLDING-TYPE IMPLEMENTS:
I have explained that it is not possible to guard against thrown objects when the head is lifted off ground
and that operator is responsible to watch out for persons in the area. I have explained that the lifted mower head or boom can contact overhead obstructions with
damage to cables and telephone lines and possible injury. I have explained that the extended head or boom or retracted boom can contact power lines with resulting
electrocution injury or death and that operator is responsible for keeping clear of such hazards.
Dealer’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
I have been instructed on the paragraphs above, received and have been shown the AEM Mower Safety Practices Video and have been instructed in the contents
of the Operator’s Manual including safety signs, safety equipment, safe operation, maintenance, and the potential hazards of unauthorized alteration or modification
of the product. I have been informed of the warranty provisions and know that the warranty is not in effect until this form is received by Alamo Group.
I understand the Implement Guarding statements above and the potential hazards of operating without such guards. I understand that the operator is responsible for
the safety of others in the area. I have examined the product and accept it as being complete and in satisfactory condition with all required guards.
Purchaser’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
Do not tear.
Do not tear.
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
Inspection Performed - Warranty and Safety Procedures Explained - Installation Complete
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
Gearboxes & Speed Increaser (Oil Levels)
Hydraulic Oil Level (External. Tank)
Tractor Hydraulic Oil Level
Hydraulic Hoses (No Kinks, Binds, or Leaks)
Hydraulic Hose Connections are Tight (No Leaks)
MOWER
Spindle And Motor Bolts Properly Torqued
Spindle Housing Bearings are lubricated
Blade Carrier Bolts Properly Torqued / Retaining Pin In Place
Mower Cutting Height And Level Adjusted
Belt Alignment And Tension Adjusted
Driveline Clutch (Torque Limiter) (Adjust And Run In)
All Hardware Properly Torqued
Tire Air Pressure / Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
Wheel Bearings (Check, Grease, And Preload)
ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
Thrown Object Deflectors Front And Rear
Correct Blade Rotation Direction
Wing transport locks and latches
Mower head transport support bracket
All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
MOWER TO TRACTOR CONNECTION
Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
Axle Height (Adjusted)
Cutting Height (Adjust)
Mount Kit Pre-Operation Check Complete
Mower Wing (Adjust Level With The Center)
Mower Wing (Check For Proper Raising Operation)
Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
Mounting Hardware Properly Torqued
SAFETY ITEMS
Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
S.M.V. Emblem (Installed)
Neutral Safety & Cut - Off Switches work properly
Safety Decals (Installed in good condition)
Operator’s Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Video has been shown to Purchaser
_________
Pur. Intitials
AEM Mower Safety Video has been presented to Purchaser ________
Pur. Intitials
Purchaser's Signature _________________________ Date __________ Dealer's Signature ________________________ Date __________
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BEFORE MAILING WARRANTY CARD, MAKE SURE ALL INFORMATION IS LEGIBLE
®
2. REMOVE WHITE COPY FOR CUSTOMER RECORDS.
3. REMOVE YELLOW COPY FOR DEALERS RECORDS.
4. MAIL LAST CARD POSTAGE FREE.
SERVIS-RHINO® WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MONTH
Servis-Rhino Model
Serial No.
Purchaser
Last Name
Street & No., RFD,
Box, &/or Apt. No.
City
DAY
YEAR
Purchase Date
First Name
M.I.
State or
Province
ZIP
State or
Province
ZIP
Dealer
City
•
I have informed the Purchaser of this product of Warranty terms, provisions, and procedures that are applicable, reviewed the contents of the Operator’s Manual
including safety equipment, safe operation, and maintenance, reviewed the Safety Signs on implement (and tractor if possible), shown the AEM Mower Safety
Practices Video, and reviewed Purchaser’s responsibility to train his operators in safe operation.
• IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Solid Skirts must be maintained in good repair and installed except in areas where persons,
vehicles, livestock, or other property will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would prevent the mower’s reasonable performance
of its assigned task.
• DRIVELINES: I have made certain that all driveline, gearbox, and other shields are in good repair and fastened securely in place to prevent injuries from
entanglement or thrown objects.
•
HYDRAULIC MACHINES: I have explained the necessity of using clean hydraulic oil, changing filters as instructed, stopping leaks, damage caused by
operating with over-heated oil, caring for hoses, using hoses of proper rating, the necessity of maintaining the specified operating pressure, and the potential hazard
of oil's penetrating the skin.
• BOOM-TYPE or FOLDING-TYPE IMPLEMENTS:
I have explained that it is not possible to guard against thrown objects when the head is lifted off ground
and that operator is responsible to watch out for persons in the area. I have explained that the lifted mower head or boom can contact overhead obstructions with
damage to cables and telephone lines and possible injury. I have explained that the extended head or boom or retracted boom can contact power lines with resulting
electrocution injury or death and that operator is responsible for keeping clear of such hazards.
Dealer’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
I have been instructed on the paragraphs above, received and have been shown the AEM Mower Safety Practices Video and have been instructed in the contents
of the Operator’s Manual including safety signs, safety equipment, safe operation, maintenance, and the potential hazards of unauthorized alteration or modification
of the product. I have been informed of the warranty provisions and know that the warranty is not in effect until this form is received by Alamo Group.
I understand the Implement Guarding statements above and the potential hazards of operating without such guards. I understand that the operator is responsible for
the safety of others in the area. I have examined the product and accept it as being complete and in satisfactory condition with all required guards.
DEALER COPY
Purchaser’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
Inspection Performed - Warranty and Safety Procedures Explained - Installation Complete
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
Gearboxes & Speed Increaser (Oil Levels)
Hydraulic Oil Level (External. Tank)
Tractor Hydraulic Oil Level
Hydraulic Hoses (No Kinks, Binds, or Leaks)
Hydraulic Hose Connections are Tight (No Leaks)
MOWER
Spindle And Motor Bolts Properly Torqued
Spindle Housing Bearings are lubricated
Blade Carrier Bolts Properly Torqued / Retaining Pin In Place
Mower Cutting Height And Level Adjusted
Belt Alignment And Tension Adjusted
Driveline Clutch (Torque Limiter) (Adjust And Run In)
All Hardware Properly Torqued
Tire Air Pressure / Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
Wheel Bearings (Check, Grease, And Preload)
ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
Thrown Object Deflectors Front And Rear
Correct Blade Rotation Direction
Wing transport locks and latches
Mower head transport support bracket
All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
MOWER TO TRACTOR CONNECTION
Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
Axle Height (Adjusted)
Cutting Height (Adjust)
Mount Kit Pre-Operation Check Complete
Mower Wing (Adjust Level With The Center)
Mower Wing (Check For Proper Raising Operation)
Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
Mounting Hardware Properly Torqued
SAFETY ITEMS
Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
S.M.V. Emblem (Installed)
Neutral Safety & Cut - Off Switches work properly
Safety Decals (Installed in good condition)
Operator’s Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Video has been shown to Purchaser
_________
Pur. Intitials
AEM Mower Safety Video has been presented to Purchaser ________
Pur. Intitials
Purchaser's Signature _________________________ Date __________ Dealer's Signature ________________________ Date __________
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1. PRINT FIRMLY.
2. REMOVE WHITE COPY FOR CUSTOMER RECORDS.
3. REMOVE YELLOW COPY FOR DEALERS RECORDS.
4. MAIL LAST CARD POSTAGE FREE.
SERVIS-RHINO® WARRANTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MONTH
Servis-Rhino Model
Serial No.
Purchaser
Last Name
Street & No., RFD,
Box, &/or Apt. No.
City
DAY
YEAR
Purchase Date
First Name
M.I.
State or
Province
ZIP
State or
Province
ZIP
Dealer
City
•
I have informed the Purchaser of this product of Warranty terms, provisions, and procedures that are applicable, reviewed the contents of the Operator’s Manual
including safety equipment, safe operation, and maintenance, reviewed the Safety Signs on implement (and tractor if possible), shown the AEM Mower Safety
Practices Video, and reviewed Purchaser’s responsibility to train his operators in safe operation.
• IMPLEMENTS: I have explained that Deflectors, Chain Guards, or Solid Skirts must be maintained in good repair and installed except in areas where persons,
vehicles, livestock, or other property will not be endangered by thrown objects and where such safety equipment would prevent the mower’s reasonable performance
of its assigned task.
• DRIVELINES: I have made certain that all driveline, gearbox, and other shields are in good repair and fastened securely in place to prevent injuries from
entanglement or thrown objects.
•
HYDRAULIC MACHINES: I have explained the necessity of using clean hydraulic oil, changing filters as instructed, stopping leaks, damage caused by
operating with over-heated oil, caring for hoses, using hoses of proper rating, the necessity of maintaining the specified operating pressure, and the potential hazard
of oil's penetrating the skin.
• BOOM-TYPE or FOLDING-TYPE IMPLEMENTS:
I have explained that it is not possible to guard against thrown objects when the head is lifted off ground
and that operator is responsible to watch out for persons in the area. I have explained that the lifted mower head or boom can contact overhead obstructions with
damage to cables and telephone lines and possible injury. I have explained that the extended head or boom or retracted boom can contact power lines with resulting
electrocution injury or death and that operator is responsible for keeping clear of such hazards.
Dealer’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
I have been instructed on the paragraphs above, received and have been shown the AEM Mower Safety Practices Video and have been instructed in the contents
of the Operator’s Manual including safety signs, safety equipment, safe operation, maintenance, and the potential hazards of unauthorized alteration or modification
of the product. I have been informed of the warranty provisions and know that the warranty is not in effect until this form is received by Alamo Group.
I understand the Implement Guarding statements above and the potential hazards of operating without such guards. I understand that the operator is responsible for
the safety of others in the area. I have examined the product and accept it as being complete and in satisfactory condition with all required guards.
CUSTOMER COPY
Purchaser’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ______________
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
Inspection Performed - Warranty and Safety Procedures Explained - Installation Complete
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
Gearboxes & Speed Increaser (Oil Levels)
Hydraulic Oil Level (External. Tank)
Tractor Hydraulic Oil Level
Hydraulic Hoses (No Kinks, Binds, or Leaks)
Hydraulic Hose Connections are Tight (No Leaks)
MOWER
Spindle And Motor Bolts Properly Torqued
Spindle Housing Bearings are lubricated
Blade Carrier Bolts Properly Torqued / Retaining Pin In Place
Mower Cutting Height And Level Adjusted
Belt Alignment And Tension Adjusted
Driveline Clutch (Torque Limiter) (Adjust And Run In)
All Hardware Properly Torqued
Tire Air Pressure / Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
Wheel Bearings (Check, Grease, And Preload)
ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
Thrown Object Deflectors Front And Rear
Correct Blade Rotation Direction
Wing transport locks and latches
Mower head transport support bracket
All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
MOWER TO TRACTOR CONNECTION
Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
Axle Height (Adjusted)
Cutting Height (Adjust)
Mount Kit Pre-Operation Check Complete
Mower Wing (Adjust Level With The Center)
Mower Wing (Check For Proper Raising Operation)
Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
Mounting Hardware Properly Torqued
SAFETY ITEMS
Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
S.M.V. Emblem (Installed)
Neutral Safety & Cut - Off Switches work properly
Safety Decals (Installed in good condition)
Operator’s Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Manual (Supplied in Canister)
AEM Mower Safety Video has been shown to Purchaser
_________
Pur. Intitials
AEM Mower Safety Video has been presented to Purchaser ________
Pur. Intitials
Purchaser's Signature _________________________ Date __________ Dealer's Signature ________________________ Date __________
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1. PRINT FIRMLY.