BMW 635CSi Automobile User Manual

Operator’s Manual
22” Rotary Mowers
Model 084
IMPORTANT: Read safety rules and instructions carefully before operating equipment.
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have
similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized
service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
TROY-BILT LLC. P.O. BOX 361131, CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 769-00509.fm
(10/2002)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Content
Page
Important Safe Operation Practices.....................................................................3
Slope Gauge........................................................................................................6
Assembling Your Lawn Mower ............................................................................7
Know Your Lawn Mower ......................................................................................9
Operating Your Lawn Mower ...............................................................................9
Making Adjustments ............................................................................................10
Maintaining Your Lawn Mower ............................................................................11
Storing Your Lawn Mower ...................................................................................13
Troubleshooting...................................................................................................13
Parts List..............................................................................................................14
FINDING MODEL NUMBER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new lawn mower. It will help you assemble, prepare and
maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Before you start assembling your new equipment, please locate the model plate on the
equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below. The information on
the model plate is very important if you need help from our Customer Support Department or
an authorized dealer.
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You can locate the model number by looking down at the rear of the deck. A sample model plate is
explained below. For future reference, please copy the model number and the serial number of the
equipment in the space below.
(Model Number)
(Serial Number)
Copy the model number here:
www.bolens.com
TROY-BILT LLC
P. O. BOX 3 6 1 1 3 1
CLEVELAND, OH 44136
330-558-7220
866-840-6483
Copy the serial number here:
ENGINE INFORMATION
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, powerrating, specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s
Manual packed separately with your unit for more information.
CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or
maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Support Department.
Call 1-866-840-6483 or 1-330-558-7220 to reach a Customer Support representative. Please
have your unit’s model number and serial number ready when you call. See previous section
to locate this information. You will be asked to enter the serial number in order to process
your call.
For more details about your unit, visit our website at www.bolens.com
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SECTION 1: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
WARNING: This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could
endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in
this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may
result in personal injury. When you see this symbol - heed its warning.
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can
result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
General Operation
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Read this operator’s manual carefully in its entirety
before attempting to assemble this machine. Read,
understand, and follow all instructions on the machine
and in the manual(s) before operation. Be completely
familiar with the controls and the proper use of this
machine before operating it. Keep this manual in a safe
place for future and regular reference and for ordering
replacement parts.
This machine is a precision piece of power equipment,
not a plaything. Therefore, exercise extreme caution at all
times. Your unit has been designed to perform one job: to
mow grass. Do not use it for any other purpose.
Never allow children under 14 years old to operate this
machine. Children 14 years old and over should read and
understand the instructions in this manual and should be
trained and supervised by a parent. Only responsible
individuals who are familiar with these rules of safe
operation should be allowed to use this machine.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to
be used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys and
other foreign objects which could be tripped over or
picked up and thrown by the blade. Thrown objects can
cause serious personal injury. Plan your mowing pattern
to avoid discharge of material toward roads, sidewalks,
bystanders and the like. Also, avoid discharging material
against a wall or obstruction which may cause
discharged material to ricochet back toward the operator.
To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury, stay
in the operator zone behind the handles and keep
children, bystanders, helpers and pets at least 75 feet
from the mower while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation and while performing an adjustment or repair to
protect your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can
cause serious injury to the eyes.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Shirts and pants that cover the arms
and legs and steel-toed shoes are recommended. Never
operate this machine in bare feet, sandals, slippery or
light weight (e.g. canvas) shoes.
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Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
cutting deck. Contact with the blade can amputate hands
and feet.
A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade
contact or thrown object injuries.
Many injuries occur as a result of the mower being pulled
over the foot during a fall caused by slipping or tripping.
Do not hold on to the mower if you are falling; release the
handle immediately.
Never pull the mower back toward you while you are
walking. If you must back the mower away from a wall or
obstruction first look down and behind to avoid tripping
and then follow these steps:
a. Step back from the mower to fully extend your
arms.
b. Be sure you are well balanced with sure footing.
c. Pull the mower back slowly, no more than half way
toward you.
d. Repeat these steps as needed.
Do not operate the mower while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
Do not engage the self-propelled mechanism on units so
equipped while starting engine.
The blade control handle is a safety device. Never
attempt to bypass its operation. Doing so makes the
safety device inoperative and may result in personal
injury through contact with the rotating blade. The blade
control handle must operate easily in both directions and
automatically return to the disengaged position when
released.
Never operate the mower in wet grass. Always be sure of
your footing. A slip and fall can cause serious personal
injury. If you feel you are losing your footing, release the
blade control handle immediately and the blade will stop
rotating within three seconds.
Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light. Walk, never
run.
Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks or
roads.
If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the engine and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
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12. Shut the engine off and wait until the blade comes to a
complete stop before removing the grass catcher or
unclogging the chute. The cutting blade continues to
rotate for a few seconds after the engine is shut off. Never
place any part of the body in the blade area until you are
sure the blade has stopped rotating.
13. Never operate mower without proper trail shield,
discharge cover, grass catcher, blade control handle or
other safety protective devices in place and working.
Never operate mower with damaged safety devices.
Failure to do so, can result in personal injury.
14. Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
15. Only use parts and accessories made for this machine by
the manufacturer. Failure to do so can result in personal
injury.
16. If situations occur which are not covered in this manual,
use care and good judgment. Contact your dealer for
assistance. Telephone 1-866-840-6483 for the name of
your nearest dealer.
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Service
Safe Handling Of Gasoline:
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Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents
which can result in severe injury. Operation on slopes
requires extra caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not
mow it. For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part
of this manual to measure slopes before operating this unit on
a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees,
do not mow it.
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Do:
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Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on
slopes.
Watch for holes, ruts, rocks, hidden objects, or bumps
which can cause you to slip or trip. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
Always be sure of your footing. A slip and fall can cause
serious personal injury. If you feel you are losing your
balance, release the blade control handle immediately,
and the blade will stop rotating within 3 seconds.
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Do Not:
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Use extreme care when approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may
obscure your vision of a child who may run into the
mower.
Keep children away from hot or running engines. They
can suffer burns from a hot muffler.
Never allow children under 14 years old to operate a
power mower. Children 14 years old and over should
read and understand the operation instructions and
safety rules in this manual and should be trained and
supervised by a parent.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments, you
could lose your footing or balance.
Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees as shown on
the slope gauge.
Do not mow on wet grass. Unstable footing could cause
slipping.
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Children
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Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
mower and the mowing activity. They do not understand the
dangers. Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and under the
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
2. Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
3. Before and while moving backwards, look behind and
down for small children.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors are explosive. Serious
personal injury can occur when gasoline is spilled on
yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or
trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on
the ground away from your vehicle before filling.
Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer
and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment on a trailer with a portable
container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or
container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources
of ignition.
Never fuel machine indoors because flammable vapors
will accumulate in the area.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is hot
or running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes
before refueling.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½ inch
below bottom of filler neck to provide for fuel expansion.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment.
Move unit to another area. Wait 5 minutes before starting
the engine.
Never store the machine or fuel container near an open
flame, spark or pilot light as on a water heater, space
heater, furnace ,clothes dryer or other gas appliances.
To reduce fire hazard, keep mower free of grass, leaves,
or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and
remove any fuel soaked debris.
Allow a mower to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.
General Service:
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Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated
area. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an
odorless and deadly gas.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain
the blade and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine to
prevent unintended starting.
Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade
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replace immediately with original equipment
manufacturer’s (O.E.M.) parts only, listed in this manual.
“Use of parts which do not meet the original equipment
specifications may lead to improper performance and
compromise safety!”
10. Do not change the engine governor setting or overspeed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
11. Maintain or replace safety labels, as necessary.
12. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations. Improper
disposal of fluids and materials can harm the
environment.
for damage (e.g., bent, cracked, worn) Replace blade
with the original equipment manufacture’s (O.E.M.) blade
only, listed in this manual. “Use of parts which do not
meet the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine.
Thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage. Repair
the damage before starting and operating the mower.
Never attempt to make a wheel or cutting height
adjustment while the engine is running.
Grass catcher components, discharge cover, and trail
shield are subject to wear and damage which could
expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For
safety protection, frequently check components and
Your Responsibility
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Restrict the use of this power machine to persons
who read, understand and follow the warnings and
instructions in this manual and on the machine.
Some safety labels are reproduced below for your
information.
SECTION 2: SLOPE GAUGE
Use this page as a guide to determine slopes where you may not operate safely. Do not operate your lawn mower
on such slopes.
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A CORNER OF A BUILDING
A POWER POLE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
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WARNING
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower could
overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it is extremely difficult to maintain your footing
and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
Operate WALK-BEHIND mowers across the face of slopes, never up and down slopes.
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SECTION 3: ASSEMBLING YOUR LAWN MOWER
Removing Unit From Carton
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Remove staples, break glue, or cut tape at carton
end and peel along top flap to open carton.
Remove loose parts if included with unit (i.e.,
operator’s manual, etc.)
Carefully cut along corners, lay carton down flat,
and remove packing material.
Roll or slide unit out of carton and check carton
thoroughly for loose parts.
Tighten the wing nuts at the end of the lower handle
to secure the handle to handle bracket assemblies.
See Figure 3.
Lower
Handle
Wing
Nuts
Before Assembly
NOTE: Reference to right or left hand side of the mower
is observed from the operating position.
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Handle
Bracket
Assemblies
Before setting up your lawn mower, disconnect the
spark plug wire from the spark plug and ground
against the engine. See Figure 1.
Figure 3
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Bolt
Spark Plug
Wire
Fasten the cable to the lower handle with the cable
tie found on the lower handle. Pull the cable tie tight
and trim off the excess. See Figure 4.
Cable Tie
Lower
Handle
Spark
Plug Wire
Spark Plug
Figure 1
Figure 4
Setting Up Your Lawn Mower
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Attaching Rope Guide
Lift up and pull back on the upper handle to raise
the handle into the operating position. Make certain
the lower handle is seated securely into the handle
bracket assemblies.
Tighten the two wing nuts on two sides to secure
the upper handle to the lower handle (carriage bolts
must be seated properly into the handle). See
Figure 2 for location of wing nuts.
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If not already attached to the upper handle, insert
rope guide into the first hole on the upper handle as
indicated in Figure 5. Secure the rope guide to
handle with wing nut, but do not tighten.
Upper Handle
Starter
Rope
Wing Nut
Rope
Guide
Upper Handle
Lower
Handle
Lower
Handle
Figure 5
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Wing Nut
Figure 2
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With the spark plug wire disconnected and
grounded, hold the blade control handle against the
upper handle, and pull the starter rope out of the
engine. Release the blade control handle. Slip the
starter rope into the rope guide. Tighten wing nut.
Removing Chute Retainer
NOTE: Install bottom lip inside chute opening
(indicated by 1 in the figure below) before placing hooks
over the hinge pin (indicated by 2 in the figure below).
For shipping purposes, the chute deflector on your
mower is held in an upright position by a retainer .
Remove the retainer, by following the steps below,
before running the mower for the first time.
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Hinge
Pin
Push the chute deflector up and towards the
engine. Holding the deflector in this position,
remove the retainer. See Figure 6.
Lower the chute deflector carefully to its operating
position keeping your fingers out of the way.
Chute
Deflector
Retainer
Raise chute
deflector
Hooks
Remove
retainer
Mulching
Baffle
2
Figure 6
Installing Mulching Baffle
If your mower is equipped with the optional mulching
baffle, install it on the right side of the deck following
these instructions. Make sure to follow the correct
sequence as indicated here.
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Lift up and hold the side-discharge chute deflector.
Insert bottom lip of the mulching baffle inside the
chute opening. See Figure 7.
Snap hooks of the mulching baffle over the hinge
pin of the chute deflector. See Figure 7. The hooks
must snap into place on the hinge pin, locking the
mulching baffle firmly onto the mower. For a closeup of the hinge pin location, see Figure 7 inset.
Release the chute deflector.
Chute
Opening
Lip of Mulching Baffle
(install inside chute opening)
Figure 7
IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil
in the engine. Be certain to service engine with gasoline
and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual
before operating your mower.
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SECTION 4: KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER
Read this operator’s manual and safety rules before
operating your lawn mower. Compare the illustration in
Figure 8 with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself
with the location of various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
Blade Control
Handle
NOTE: The shroud shown here
may not resemble the shroud
on your mower.
WARNING: The operation of any lawn
mower can result in foreign objects being
thrown into the eyes, which can damage your
eyes severely. Always wear safety glasses
while operating the mower, or while performing
any adjustments or repairs on it.
Cutting Height
Adjustment
Lever
Recoil
Starter
Blade Control Handle
The blade control handle is attached to the upper
handle of the mower. Depress the blade control handle
to operate the unit. Release blade control handle to
stop engine and blade.
Mulching
Baffle
WARNING: This blade control mechanism is
a safety device. Never attempt to bypass its
operations.
Chute
Deflector
Figure 8
Cutting Height Adjustment Levers
Chute Deflector/Discharge Chute
One adjustment lever is located on each wheel and is
used to adjust the cutting height. All four levers have to
be at the same relative position to ensure uniform cut.
The discharge chute, when installed on the unit, will
allow for discharge of grass clippings beside each
cutting lap. If the grass has grown too tall, and is not fit
for mulching. cut the grass using this chute first, and
then use the mulching baffle to mulch.
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter is attached to the right upper handle.
Stand behind the unit and pull the recoil starter rope to
start the unit.
Stopping Engine
Mulching Baffle
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The mulching baffle is used to recirculate the grass
clippings back to the lawn. Attach it as instructed on
page 8 of this manual.
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Release blade control handle to stop the engine
and the blade.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and
ground against the engine.
SECTION 5: OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER
Starting Engine
Gas & Oil Fill-Up
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WARNING: Read, understand, and follow all
instructions and warnings on the machine and
in this manual before operating.
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NOTE: For shipping purposes your mower is set with
the wheels in a low cutting height position. For best
results, raise the cutting position until it is determined
which height is best for your lawn. See the Adjustment
Section for details.
Check oil level and add oil if necessary. Follow
relevant instructions in the engine manual for this.
Service the engine with gasoline as instructed in
the engine manual.
WARNING: Use extreme care when
handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors are explosive. Never
fuel the machine indoors or while the engine is
hot or running. Extinguish cigarettes, cigars,
pipes and other sources of ignition.
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Before Starting Mower
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Using Your Lawn Mower
Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make certain
the metal cap on the end of the spark plug wire
(inside the rubber boot) is fastened securely over
the metal tip on the spark plug.
WARNING: If you strike a foreign object,
stop the engine. Remove wire from the spark
plug, thoroughly inspect the mower for any
damage, and repair the damage before
restarting and operating the mower. Extensive
vibration of the mower during operation is an
indication of damage. The unit should be
promptly inspected and repaired.
Starting Engine
WARNING: Be sure no one other than the
operator is standing near the lawn mower while
starting engine or operating mower.
IMPORTANT: Be sure the lawn is clear of stones, sticks,
wire, or other objects which could damage the lawn
mower or the engine. Such objects could be accidently
thrown by the mower in any direction and cause serious
personal injury to the operator and others.
WARNING: Never run engine indoors or in
enclosed, poorly ventilated areas. Engine
exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an
odorless and deadly gas.
1. For best results, do not cut wet grass.
2. New grass, thick grass, or wet grass may require a
narrower cut.
3. For a healthier lawn, never cut off more than onethird of the total length of the grass.
4. Your lawn should be cut in the fall as long as there
is growth.
WARNING: Keep hands, feet, hair and
loose clothing away from any moving parts on
engine and lawn mower.
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Push primer three times. Wait about two seconds
between each push. In cold weather around 55o F
or below, prime five times. Do not prime to restart a
warm engine after a short shutdown.
Standing behind the mower, depress the blade
control handle and hold it against the upper handle.
Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until
engine reaches the start of compression cycle
(rope will pull slightly harder at this point). Let the
rope rewind slowly. Pull rope with a rapid,
continuous, full arm stroke. Keeping a firm grip on
the starter handle, let the rope rewind slowly.
Mulching
1. For effective mulching, do not cut wet grass.
2. Adjust ground speed according to the condition of
the lawn.
NOTE: If the grass has been allowed to grow in excess
of 4”, mulching is not recommended. Mow using the
side discharge to reduce the grass height to 3-1/4” or
less before mulching.
SECTION 6: MAKING ADJUSTMENTS
Cutting Height
WARNING: Always stop engine, disconnect
Height Adjustment
Lever
spark plug, and ground against engine before
performing adjustments.
Each wheel has a height adjustment lever. When this
lever is moved from one slot to another, the height of
cut will be changed.
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Simply depress the lever towards the wheel and
slide the lever assembly to desired position for a
change in cutting height. See Figure 9.
IMPORTANT: All wheels must be placed in the same
relative position. For rough or uneven lawns, move the
height adjustment lever to a higher position. This will
help stop scalping of the grass.
Figure 9
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Handle Height
Your mower is shipped with the handle in the higher
height position. For convenience of operating, you may
lower the handle height as follows:
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Lower
Handle
Wing
Nuts
Remove the starter rope from the rope guide.
Disconnect the lower handle from the handle
bracket assemblies by removing the wing nuts. See
Figure 10.
Position each handle bracket assembly stud into
the top hole in the lower handle.
Handle
Bracket
Assemblies
NOTE: Each end of the lower handle must be placed in
same relative position.
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Re-attach the lower handle to the handle bracket
on each side and tighten the wing nuts. Re-insert
the starter rope into the rope guide.
Figure 10
SECTION 7: MAINTAINING YOUR LAWN MOWER
General Recommendations
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Chute Deflector
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Always observe safety rules when performing any
maintenance.
The warranty on this lawn mower does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator abuse
or negligence. To receive full value from the
warranty, operator must maintain the lawn mower
as instructed in this manual.
Changing of engine governed speed will void
engine warranty.
All adjustments should be checked at least once
each season.
Periodically check all fasteners and make sure
these are tight.
Lubricate the torsion spring and pivot point
periodically with light oil to prevent rust.
Engine
Follow the accompanying engine manual for lubrication
schedule and instruction.
Lubricate
Lubrication
WARNING: Always stop engine, disconnect
spark plug, and ground against engine before
cleaning, lubricating or doing any kind of
maintenance on your machine.
Lubricate
Blade Control Handle
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Figure 11
Lubricate the pivot points on the blade control
handle at least once a season with light oil. The
blade control must operate freely in both directions.
See Figure 11.
Cleaning Mower
The underside of the mower deck should be cleaned
after each use to prevent any build-up of grass
clippings, leaves, dirt, or other debris.
Wheels
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Lubricate the wheels at least once a season with
light oil (or motor oil). If the wheels are removed for
any reason, lubricate the surface of the axle bolt
and inner surface of the wheel with light oil.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of pressure
washers or garden hose to clean your unit. These may
cause damage to electric components, spindles,
pulleys, bearings, or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
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Disconnect spark plug wire.
Drain the gasoline from the lawn mower, or place a
piece of plastic under the gas cap.
Tip the mower so that it rests on the housing. Keep
the side with the air cleaner facing up. Hold the
mower firmly.
Scrape and clean the underside of the deck with a
suitable tool. Do not spray with water.
Put the mower back on its wheels on the ground. If
you had put plastic under the gas cap, make sure to
remove it now.
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Turn mower on its side making sure that the air filter
and the carburetor are up.
Remove the bolt and the blade bell support which
hold the blade and the blade adapter to the engine
crankshaft. See Figure 12.
Remove blade and adapter from the crankshaft.
Blade
Adapter
Blade Bell
Support
WARNING: Never tip the mower more than
90 degrees in any directions and do not leave
the mower tipped for any length of time. Oil can
drain into the upper part of the engine causing
a starting problem.
Hex Bolt
Figure 12
Engine Care
Sharpening the Blade
A list of key maintenance jobs, required for good
performance by the mower, is given below. Follow the
accompanying engine manual for details.
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Change engine oil regularly, as instructed in the
engine manual. Check oil level before starting
engine every time.
Service foam filter in the air cleaner every 25 hours
of use and replace the paper filter component every
100 hours. You may have to service the air filter
more frequently if you are operating the mower
under extremely dusty conditions.
Clean the engine periodically. Remove dirt and
debris with a cloth or brush.
Clean the spark plug and reset the gap to .030” at
least once a season. Refer to the engine manual for
correct spark plug type.
Inspect muffler periodically, and replace if
necessary.
•
WARNING: An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration when rotating at high
speeds. It may cause damage to the mower,
and could break causing personal injury.
Balancing the Blade
•
The blade can be tested by balancing it on a round
shaft screwdriver. Remove metal from the heavy
side until it balances evenly. It is recommended that
the blade always be removed from the adapter
when testing for balance.
Installing the Blade
WARNING: Damaged mufflers or spark
•
arresters can create a fire hazard. Make sure to
avoid muffler and surrounding areas while the
mower engine is hot because temperature of
these areas of the engine may exceed 150o F.
•
Blade Care
WARNING: When removing the cutting
•
•
blade for sharpening or replacement, protect
your hands with a pair of heavy gloves or use a
heavy rag to hold the blade.
•
Periodically inspect the blade adapter for cracks,
especially if you strike a foreign object. Replace when
necessary.
•
Removing the Blade
•
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a
grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen the
blade while it is still on the mower.
Follow the original angle of grind as a guide. Make
sure that each cutting edge receives an equal
amount of grinding to prevent an unbalanced blade.
Before reinstalling the blade and the blade adapter
to the unit, lubricate the engine crankshaft and the
inner surface of the blade adapter with light oil.
Be sure to install the blade with the side of the
blade marked “Bottom” (or with part number) facing
the ground when the mower is in the operating
position.
Slide the blade adapter onto the engine crankshaft.
Place the blade on the adapter. Be certain the
blade is aligned and seated on the blade adapter
flanges.
Place blade bell support on blade. Make sure the
notches on the blade bell support are aligned with
small holes in the blade.
Replace hex bolt and tighten hex bolt to torque: 450
in. lbs. min., 600 in. lbs. max.
NOTE: To ensure safe operation of your mower,
periodically check the blade bolt for correct torque.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug.
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SECTION 8: STORING YOUR LAWN MOWER
The following steps should be taken to prepare your
lawn mower for storage.
•
•
•
Clean and lubricate mower thoroughly as described
in the lubrication instructions.
NOTE: When storing any type of power equipment in a
poorly ventilated or metal storage shed, care should be
taken to rust-proof the equipment. Using a light oil or
silicone, coat the equipment, especially cables and all
moving parts.
IMPORTANT: We do not recommend the use of a
pressure washer or garden hose to clean your unit.
•
Coat mower’s cutting blade with chassis grease to
prevent rusting.
Store mower in a dry, clean area. Do not store next
to corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage
instructions.
SECTION 9: TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Engine fails to start
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Engine runs erratic
1. Spark plug wire loose.
2. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Engine overheats
Blade control handle disengaged.
Spark plug wire disconnected.
Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
Blocked fuel line.
Faulty spark plug.
Engine flooded
Vent in gas plugged.
Water or dirt in fuel system.
Dirty air cleaner.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
1. Engine oil level low.
2. Air flow restricted.
3. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Engage blade control handle.
Connect wire to spark plug.
Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
Clean fuel line.
Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
Wait a few minutes to restart, but do not
prime.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
gasoline
3. Clear vent.
4. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
5. Clean air cleaner.
6. Adjust carburetor.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Remove blower housing and clean.
3. Adjust carburetor.
Occasional skip (hesitates) 1. Spark plug gap too close.
at high speed
1. Adjust gap to .030”.
Idles poorly
1. Spark plug fouled, faulty or gap too
wide.
2. Carburetor improperly adjusted.
3. Dirty air cleaner.
1. Reset gap to .030” or replace spark
plug.
2. Adjust carburetor.
3. Clean air cleaner.
Excessive vibration
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
1. Tighten blade and adapter. Balance
blade.
2. Replace blade.
2. Bent cutting blade.
Mower will not mulch grass 1. Wet grass.
2. Excessively high grass.
3. Dull blade.
Uneven cut
1. Wheels not positioned correctly.
2. Dull blade.
1. Do not mow when grass is wet; wait
until later to cut.
2. Mow once at a high cutting height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower cutting path.
3. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Place all four wheels in same height
position.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
NOTE: For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above, contact an authorized service dealer.
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SECTION 10: PARTS LIST FOR MODEL 084
1
2
39
5
3
4
8
9
6
7
6
12
11
13
15
14
18
25
16
17
27
19
24
10
44
22
37
36
35
43
42
18
21
23
19
28
17
43
29
21
34
30
23
44
40
31
32
33
14
42
Model 084
Ref.
No.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
Part No.
747-1161A
749-1092A
720-0279
710-1205
710-1174
720-0284
736-0451
749-04037
725-0157
710-0599
17098
731-04019
682-3065
682-3064
687-02048
710-0654A
741-0751
720-0426
687-02051
710-0216
682-0113
Ref.
No.
Part Description
Blade Control Handle
Upper Handle
Wing Nut
Eye Bolt
Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x 2.0
Wing Nut
Shoulder Washer .320 ID x .93 OD
Lower Handle
Cable Tie
TT Screw 1/4-20 x 0.5”
Hinge Clip
Trail Shield
Handle Bracket Assembly LH
Handle Bracket Assembly RH
Deck Assembly 22”
TT Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
Height Adjuster Bearing
Height Adjuster Knob
Lever Assembly (includes Ref. #18)
Hex Cap Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Pivot Arm
22.
23.
24.
25.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
39.
40.
42.
43.
44.
15
Part No.
738-1173
736-0741
734-1987
710-0514
736-0270
738-1172
734-1988
748-0376C
742-0742A
736-0524A
710-1044
747-0710
732-1014
731-1035B
731-1034B
746-0957
731-04197
736-0105
712-0130
712-0431
Part Description
Shoulder Screw
Bell Washer .760 ID x 1.25 OD
Rear Wheel 8 x 1.8
Hex Cap Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
Bell Washer .265 ID x .75 OD
Shoulder Screw
Front Wheel 7 x 1.8
Blade Adapter
Mulching Blade 22”
Blade Bell Support
Hex Cap Screw 3/8-24 x 1.5
Hinge Pin
Torsion Spring
Chute Hinge
Hinged Chute Deflector
Blade Control Cable - 37.25”
Mulching Plug
Washer Spacer .401 ID x .870 OD
Hex Lock Nut 3/8-16
Lock Nut 3/8-16
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Troy-Bilt LLC
with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the
United States, its possessions and territories.
Troy-Bilt LLC warrants this product against defects for a
period of two (2) years commencing on the date of original
purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of
charge, any part found to be defective in materials or
workmanship. This limited warranty shall only apply if this
product has been operated and maintained in accordance
with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and
has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use,
neglect, accident, improper maintenance, alteration,
vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage because of other peril
or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or
use of any accessory or attachment not approved by Troy-Bilt
LLC for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will
void your warranty as to any resulting damage.
Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to
separate terms as follows: All normal wear parts or
component failures will be covered on the product for a period
of 90 days regardless of cause. After 90 days, but within the
two year period, normal wear part failures will be covered
ONLY IF caused by defects in materials or workmanship of
OTHER component parts. Normal wear parts and
components include, but are not limited to: batteries, belts,
blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats,
snow thrower skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber,
and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized
service dealer. To locate the dealer in your area, check your
Yellow Pages, or contact Troy-Bilt LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-866-840-6483 or 1330-558-7220, or log on to our Web site at www.troybilt.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the
following cases:
a.
b.
c.
The engine or component parts thereof. These items
carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to
applicable manufacturer’s warranty for terms and
conditions.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a sepa
rate one year warranty.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters,
blade sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch
adjustments, deck adjustments, and normal
deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or
exposure.
d.
e.
f.
g.
Troy-Bilt LLC does not extend any warranty for
products sold or exported outside of the United States,
its possessions and territories, except those sold
through Troy-Bilt LLC’s authorized channels of export
distribution.
Parts that are not genuine Troy-Bilt parts are not
covered by this warranty.
Service completed by someone other than an
authorized service dealer is not covered by this
warranty.
Transportation charges and service calls are not
covered.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product,
shall bind Troy-Bilt LLC. During the period of the
warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement
of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Troy-Bilt
LLC shall not be liable for incidental or consequential
loss or damage including, without limitation, expenses
incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services
or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted
product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or
limitations may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of safety features of the product shall void this warranty.
You assume the risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to
you and your property and/or to others and their property
arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased
as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This
limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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