Bush Hog FC-BL-0002 Saw User Manual

100 Series
REAR MOUNTED BLADE
Part No. 00786975C
Published 08/10
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
This Operator's Manual is an integral part of the safe operation of this machine and must
be maintained with the unit at all times. READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the Safety
and Operation Instructions contained in this manual before operating the equipment. C01Cover
BUSH HOG
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To the Owner/Operator/Dealer
All implements with moving parts are potentially hazardous. There is no substitute for a cautious, safe-minded
operator who recognizes the potential hazards and follows reasonable safety practices. The manufacturer has
designed this implement to be used with all its safety equipment properly attached to minimize the chance of
accidents.
BEFORE YOU START! Read the safety messages on the implement and shown in your manual. Observe the rules
of safety and common sense!
WARRANTY INFORMATION:
Read and understand the complete Warranty Statement found in this Manual. Fill out the Warranty Registration
Form in full and return it to within 30 Days. Make certain the Serial Number of the Machine is recorded on the
Warranty Card and on the Warranty Form that you retain.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION ..................................................................................................................1-1
Safety Messages ................................................................................................................................................... 1-2
Decal Location ....................................................................................................................................................... 1-9
Decal Description ................................................................................................................................................. 1-11
Federal Laws and Regulations ............................................................................................................................ 1-15
INTRODUCTION SECTION.....................................................................................................2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION ............................................................................................................3-1
Planer Wheel ......................................................................................................................................................... 3-3
Operation - Special Notice ..................................................................................................................................... 3-3
Gauge Wheel (Extra Equipment) ........................................................................................................................... 3-5
Skid Shoes & Quick Tack End Plates (Extra Equipment) ...................................................................................... 3-5
Hydraulic System ................................................................................................................................................... 3-6
Selector Valve (Accessory Equipment).................................................................................................................. 3-6
Hydraulic Control Valve (Accessory Equipment) ................................................................................................... 3-7
OPERATION SECTION ...........................................................................................................4-1
Standard Equipment and Specifications ................................................................................................................ 4-3
OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................................. 4-4
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS................................................................................................................................ 4-5
ROPS and Seat Belt .............................................................................................................................................. 4-5
Tractor Horsepower ............................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor 3-Point Hitch .............................................................................................................................................. 4-6
Front End Weight ................................................................................................................................................... 4-6
GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR ............................................................................................................. 4-6
Boarding the Tractor .............................................................................................................................................. 4-7
Dismounting the Tractor......................................................................................................................................... 4-7
STARTING THE TRACTOR .................................................................................................................................. 4-8
CONNECTING THE REAR BLADE TO THE TRACTOR ...................................................................................... 4-8
Connecting the Rear Blade .................................................................................................................................... 4-9
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE ............................................................................................... 4-10
Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service............................................................................................................ 4-10
Blade Pre-Operation Inspection/Service .............................................................................................................. 4-11
DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ..................................................................................................... 4-14
Starting the Tractor .............................................................................................................................................. 4-15
Brake and Differential Lock Setting...................................................................................................................... 4-15
Driving the Tractor and Blade .............................................................................................................................. 4-16
OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT............................................................................................... 4-16
Operating the Blade ............................................................................................................................................. 4-16
Shutting Down the Implement .............................................................................................................................. 4-17
DISCONNECTING THE BLADE FROM THE TRACTOR.................................................................................... 4-17
BLADE STORAGE............................................................................................................................................... 4-18
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ....................................................................................... 4-19
Transporting on Public Roadways ....................................................................................................................... 4-19
Hauling the Tractor and Implement...................................................................................................................... 4-21
Troubleshooting Guide......................................................................................................................................... 4-23
MAINTENANCE SECTION......................................................................................................5-1
Proper Torque For Fasteners ................................................................................................................................ 5-3
SAFETY SECTION
Safety Section 1-1
SAFETY
Safety Messages
SAFETY
A careful operator is the best operator. Safety is of primary importance to the manufacturer and should be to
the owner/operator. Most accidents can be avoided by being aware of your equipment, your surroundings, and
observing certain precautions. The first section of this manual includes a list of Safety Messages that, if
followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or death. Read and understand these Safety
Messages before assembling, operating or servicing this Implement. This equipment should only be operated
by those persons who have read the manual, who are responsible and trained, and who know how to do so
responsibly.
The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen below, is used throughout this
manual and on decals which are attached to the equipment. The Safety Alert Symbol means:
“ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!” The Symbol and Signal Word
are intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury
faced when operating this equipment.
Practice all usual and customary safe working precautions and above all---remember safety is
up to YOU. Only YOU can prevent serious injury or death from unsafe practices.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR
VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in DEATH
OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in MINOR
INJURY.
Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could result in
damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.
NOTE: Identifies points of particular interest for more efficient and convenient operation or repair.(SG-1)
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or
death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the
Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards. (SG-2)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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SAFETY
Never operate the Tractor or Implement until you have read and
completely understand this Manual, the Tractor Operator’s Manual, and
each of the Safety Messages found in the Manual or on the Tractor and
Implement. Learn how to stop the tractor engine suddenly in an
emergency.
Never allow inexperienced or untrained personnel to
operate the Tractor or Implement without supervision. Make sure the
operator has fully read and understood the manuals prior to operation.
(SG-4)
Always maintain the safety signs in good readable condition. If the safety signs are missing,
damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement safety signs immediately. (SG-5)
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or
even death could result from falling off the tractor--particularly during a turnover
when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS. (SG-7)
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)
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always set the parking brake and/or set
the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the
engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the
tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor
from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine
is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only. (SG-9)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
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SAFETY
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)
SAFETY
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and
responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they
have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in
proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large
enough to reach and operate the controls easily. (SG-11)
SAFETY
Do not mount or dismount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount
the Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped. (SG-12)
Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
Never 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)
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil
and fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do
not check for leaks with your hand! High-pressure oil streams from
breaks in the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage
including gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE
OFF and remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves,
safety glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If
you suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer.
If oil does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a
physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure. (SG-15)
The operator and all support personnel should wear hard hats, safety
shoes, safety glasses, and proper hearing protection at all times for
protection from injury including injury from items that may be thrown by
the equipment. (SG-16)
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SAFETY
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)
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for
you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes smoothly
to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As you increase
the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases.
Determine the maximum
transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this equipment.
Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only after
you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use extreme care
and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from
turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this equipment before
operating on roads or uneven ground.
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly control
the equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes
or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance
increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use
the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in
motion or while tractor engine is running. (SG-20)
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SAFETY
Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the
equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this
equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and how it handles
before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes
are in good condition and operate properly.
SAFETY
SAFETY
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when
necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn
or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have
cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining
this machine in good working order. (SG-21)
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturer’s
instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other
chemical agent. (SG-22)
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death. (SG-24)
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off
the Equipment and be injured or killed. Children can cause the Implement to shift or fall
crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement. Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely. Before operating the Tractor or Implement,
an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication must consult
a medical professional regarding any side effects of the medication that
would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely. NEVER
knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their alertness or
coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the operator or others
could result if the operator is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
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SAFETY
Operate the Tractor and/or Implement controls only while properly seated in the Tractor seat
with the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent movement of the Tractor or
Implement may cause serious injury or death. (SG-29)
(S3PT-02)
Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair work
on the Implement. Place the Implement on the ground or securely
blocked up, disengage the PTO, and turn off the tractor engine. Push
and pull the Remote Cylinder lever in and out several times prior to
starting any maintenance or repair work. (S3PT-09)
This Implement may be wider than the Tractor. Be careful when operating or transporting
this equipment to prevent the Implement from running into or striking sign posts, guard rails,
concrete abutments or other solid objects. Such an impact could cause the Implement and
Tractor to pivot violently resulting in loss of steering control, serious injury, or even death.
Never allow the Implement to contact obstacles. (S3PT-12)
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in operating Rear Blades and Box Scrapers
as in all power-driven equipment. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in rough
terrain conditions that include gullies, holes, slopes, hidden obstructions and the like.
Serious injury or even death may occur unless care is taken to assure the personal safety of
the operator and bystanders in the area. (SBL-1)
NEVER PARK BLADE ON THE BACK OF THE MOLDBOARD. Inadvertent falling could
cause serious injury or even death. ALWAYS LOWER HITCH onto stand or onto secure
blocks. (SBL-2)
Keep fingers clear of adjusting holes. A sudden movement could cause injury or even
amputate fingers. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY WHEN MAKING ADJUSTMENTS. (SBL-3)
Never leave blade unattended in the lifted position. Accidental operation of lifting lever or a
hydraulic failure may cause sudden drop of unit with subsequent injury or death by crushing.
Lower Stand and pin in place, or put a secure support under the A-Frame. Lower Blade
carefully to the ground. Do not put hands or feet under lifted components. (SBL-4)
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SAFETY
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement with the Tractor. Turn curves or go
up hills only at a low speed and using a gradual steering angle. Rear mounted implements
move the center of gravity to the rear and remove weight from the front wheels. Make
certain, by adding front ballast, that at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels
to prevent rearing up, loss of steering control or Tractor tip-over. Slow down on rough or
uneven surfaces to prevent loss of steering control which could result in property damage
or possible injury. Do not transport unless 3-Point lift lever is fully raised and in the latched
transport position. Dropping implement in transport can cause serious damage to the
tractor and/or Implement and possibly cause the operator or others to be injured or killed.
SAFETY
Rear Blades can fall down if not properly supported. Always use the stand on the front hitch
or block up securely to prevent falling and possible crushing injury and/or back injury from
lifting heavy components. (SBL-5)
SAFETY
PARTS INFORMATION
Bush Hog products are designed utilizing specifically matched system components to ensure optimum
equipment performance. These parts are made and tested to Bush Hog specifications. Non-genuine "will fit"
parts do not consistently meet these specifications. The use of “will fit” parts may reduce equipment
performance, void warranties, and present a safety hazard. Use genuine Bush Hog parts for economy and
safety. (SPBH-2)
SEE YOUR BUSH HOG DEALER
In addition to the design and configuration of this Implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment,
hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer
also to Safety Messages and operation instruction in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor and
Equipment Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor and Equipment. (SG-18)
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SAFETY
Decal Location
NOTE: Bush Hog supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may
occur while in shipping, use, or reconditioning. Bush Hog 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 Bush Hog dealer to order replacement decals.
SAFETY
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SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
LEVEL
1.
00725746
1
PELIGRO
Translate Safety Material
2.
02965262
1
WARNING
Oil Penetration
3.
00786980
1
IMPORTANT
Genuine Bush Hog Parts
4.
999000
1
WARNING
Multi-Hazard for Blades
5.
999200
1
WARNING
Multi-Hazard General
6.
03200347
*
REFLECT
SMV Emblem
7.
000678
2
INSTRUCT
Grease Fitting Inside
8.
00763977
1
INSTRUCT
Notice to Owner
9.
00786979
1
LOGO
Bush Hog
10.
00786981
1
NAME
100-08
00786988
1
NAME
100-09
11.
nfs
1
SER PLT
Serial Plate
12.
1458392
2
REFLECT
Red Reflector
13.
1458393
1
REFLECT
Amber Reflector
14.
00776031
1
___________
Canister (Operator Manual Inside)
15.
00786975C
1
MANUAL
Operator’s Manual
*Furnished by Tractor Manufacturer
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DESCRIPTION
SAFETY
Decal Description
Peligro Translation, If you do not know how to read
English, please find someone who knows how to
read English.
WARNING! Failure to INSPECT and REPAIR or
REPLACE Hoses may allow worn Hoses to rupture
SUDDENLY and VIOLENTLY with resulting serious
BODILY INJURY from SCALDING or FIRE with
resulting BURN INJURY or DEATH.
P/N 02965262
For safety and to guarantee optimum product
reliability always use genuine Bush Hog
replacement parts.
P/N 00786980
WARNING!-Multi-Hazard for blades
P/N 999000
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SAFETY
P/N 00725746
SAFETY
WARNING!- Multiple Hazard and General Safety
SAFETY
P/N 999200
Slow Moving Vehicle Decal. Keep SMV reflector
clean and visible. DO NOT transport or operate
without the SMV.
P/N 03200347
Information that Grease Fitting is present and must
apply grease
P/N 000678
Operator's Manual (with repair parts) and warranty
was attached to this implement during final
inspection.
P/N 00763977
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SAFETY
Logo Product Name: Bush Hog
P/N 00786979
SAFETY
LOGO PRODUCT NAME: 100-08
P/N 00786981
LOGO PRODUCT NAME: 100-09
P/N 00786988
Red Reflector. Keep reflectors clean and visible.
P/N 1458392
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SAFETY
Amber Reflector. Keep reflectors clean and visible.
SAFETY
P/N 1458393
Read Operator’s Manual! The operator’s manual is
located inside this canister. If the manual is
missing order one from your dealer.
P/N 00776031
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SAFETY
Federal Laws and Regulations
This section is intended to explain in broad terms the concept and effect of federal laws and regulations concerning
employer and employee equipment operators. This section is not intended as a legal interpretation of the law and
should not be considered as such.
Employer-Employee Operator Regulations
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations Part 1928.57(a)(6). www.osha.gov
Operator instructions. At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, the employer shall
instruct every employee who operates an agricultural tractor and implements in the safe operating practices
and servicing of equipment with which they are or will be involved, and of any other practices dictated by the
work environment.
Keep all guards in place when the machine is in operation;
Permit no riders on equipment
Stop engine, disconnect the power source, and wait for all machine movement to stop before servicing,
adjusting, cleaning or unclogging the equipment, except where the machine must be running to be properly
serviced or maintained, in which case the employer shall instruct employees as to all steps and procedures
which are necessary to safely service or maintain the equipment.
Make sure everyone is clear of machinery before starting the engine, engaging power, or operating the
machine.
Employer Responsibilities:
To ensure employee safety during Tractor and Implement operation, it is the employer’s responsibility to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Train the employee in the proper and safe operation of the Tractor and Implement.
Require that the employee read and fully understand the Tractor and Implement Operator’s manual.
Permit only qualified and properly trained employees to operate the Tractor and Implement.
Maintain the Tractor and Implement in a safe operational condition and maintain all shields and guards on the
equipment.
5. Ensure the Tractor is equipped with a functional ROPS and seat belt and require that the employee operator
securely fasten the safety belt and operate with the ROPS in the raised position at all times.
6. Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
7. Provide the required tools to maintain the Tractor and Implement in a good safe working condition and provide the
necessary support devices to secure the equipment safely while performing repairs and service.
8. Require that the employee operator stop operation if bystanders or passersby come within 25 feet.
Child Labor Under 16 Years of Age
Some regulations specify that no one under the age of 16 may operate power machinery. It is your responsibility to
know what these regulations are in your own area or situation. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment Standard
Administration, Wage & Home Division, Child Labor Bulletin #102.)
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SAFETY
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 Training Requirements
INTRODUCTION SECTION
Introduction Section 2-1
INTRODUCTION
This 100 Series 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 Blade using standard and optional equipment.
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 Blade correctly and attend to
appropriate maintenance. The Trouble Shooting Guide helps diagnose difficulties 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 blade
during assembly, use, and maintenance. The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen
below, is intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury faced
when operating this machine.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR
VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in DEATH
OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in MINOR
INJURY.
Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could result in
damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
The 100 Series Blade is available in widths of 8' and 9' and features a heavy-duty CAT I-II three-point hitch and
CAT II quick-hitch. The 9' model is rated for up to 95 PTO HP wheel-type tractors. The 100 Series blade is
available with either hydraulic or manual adjustments of the mainframe swing, moldboard tilt to better fit many
applications. The 3" diameter solid steel kingpin, reinforced 3/8” x 17" moldboard, and maximum of 30" of
offset make the 100 blade ideal for use on larger dual wheel tractors. The 100 Series blade can be offset up to
30" left or right without relocating the cylinder. Many competitive blades can only reach their maximum offset in
one direction without relocating the cylinder. Skid shoes, quick-tach end plates, CAT II quick coupler bushings,
and a gauge wheel are optional equipment.
At least 20% of the tractor’s weight must be on the front tires with the implement lifted to
provide adequate traction for safe steering under good conditions. Slow down on hills,
rough terrain, and curves.
Front and rear, and left and right are determined by the normal direction of travel (the same as on your
automobile).
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INTRODUCTION
Attention Owner/Operator
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
1. Carefully read the Operator’s Manual, completely understand the Safety Messages and instructions, and
know how to operate correctly both the tractor and implement.
INTRODUCTION
2. Fill out the Warranty Card in full. Be sure to answer all questions, including the Serial Number of the
implement. Mail within 30 days of delivery date of this implement.
NOTE: Warranties are honored only if completed “Owner Registration and Warranty” forms are received by
Alamo Group within thirty days of delivery of the implement.
3. Record the Blade Model and Serial Numbers on the Warranty page at the front of the Operator’s Manual.
Keep this as part of the permanent maintenance file for the implement.
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ASSEMBLY SECTION
Assembly Section 3-1
ASSEMBLY
The basic Bush Hog 100 Series is shipped in two bundles - the Mainframe, the A-Frame, and the Moldboard
Carrier as one bundle and the Moldboard as the second bundle. For full hydraulic operation, Cylinders, Hose,
and Hose Retainers are shipped as separate bundles. For manual operation, Adjust Links are shipped as
separate bundles for the pivot and swing positions. The tilt is adjusted with an Index Pin in the Carrier. Remove
the Moldboard Pivot Pin from the Moldboard and clean all paint from the Pin. Install Moldboard on the
Moldboard Carrier.
ASSEMBLY
Chock in a secure position while the Hydraulic Cylinders are inoperative or install the Tilt Pin
to prevent tipping.
A Planer Wheel is provided as Accessory Equipment with this machine. It is shipped in two separate bundles.
One bundle consists of the Mounting Bracket and the Planer Wheel Beam. The second bundle consists of the
Caster Fork Arrangement. To assemble, drill two holes in the Mainframe as indicated by the drawing on the
following page. Install the Mounting Bracket on the Mainframe of the Blade, then install the Caster Fork into
the Planer Wheel Main Beam. Lubricate the two Bushings in the Planer Wheel Bracket at grease fittings
provided.
Additional accessories are provided for use with the Planer Wheel: Hydraulic Cylinder or Ratchet Jack.
Your Bush Hog 100 Series is designed to be used with either a standard Category 1 or 2, 3-Point Hitch or
Quick Coupler. The Category 2, 3-Point, is standard. To convert to Category 1, 3-Point, it is necessary to
remove the Special Bushing in the Upper Link.
If Category 1 or 2 Quick Coupler is to be used, it will
be necessary to assemble Special Bushings on the
two lower Hitch Pins. See Figure Asm-0020.
Category II
Add Bushing (Part # 0781340000) into the 2 lower
Hitch positions of A-Frame so that Bushings are
located on Outer Slot of divided section.
Category I
The lower 2 Hitch points utilize the Inner portion of
the divided section by using Bushing (Part #
0781130000). Make certain Bushing is on the Inner
portion of the divided Slot of the Lower Hitch Points.
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ASSEMBLY
Planer Wheel
If the Planer Wheel is to be used, it will be necessary to drill (2) holes, 0.688 diameter. See illustration below.
When mounting the Hydraulic Cylinder to the Planer Wheel Assembly, it is recommended by the manufacturer
that the Rod End be attached to the Lug on the Planer Wheel Beam Weldment, as shown in the illustration
below.
Operation - Special Notice
Do not drop the complete Blade with the Planer Wheel in the down position. The impact
may damage the Planer Wheel or Hydraulic Cylinder.
Attach Moldboard Tilt Cylinder with the Rod End
attached to the Moldboard (Figure Asm-0002) or
optional Manual Adjusting links.
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ASSEMBLY
The Planer Wheel is provided to give depth control
for grading. Lower the Blade to ground level and
then set the Planer Wheel height.
ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
Attach the Moldboard Pivot Cylinder as shown in
Figure Asm-0003 or optional Manual Adjusting
Links.
Attach the Mainframe Swing Cylinder as shown in
Figure Asm-0004 or optional Manual Adjusting
Links.
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ASSEMBLY
Gauge Wheel (Extra Equipment)
Skid Shoes & Quick Tack End Plates (Extra Equipment)
Skid Shoes prevent gouging and scalping and
increase Blade life. End Plates help move larger
quantities of bulk material. Install as shown in
Figure Asm-0022.
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ASSEMBLY
Mounting Holes must be drilled, for mounting the
Gauge Wheel to the Mainframe (See Planner
Wheel illustration in Maintenance Section 5-2.) Dual
or Single Wheels with laminated puncture proof or
pneumatic tires are optional. Assembly of the
Hydraulic Cylinder to the Gauge Wheel Beam must
be in the direction as shown in Figure Asm-0005. It
is also important to route the hydraulic Hose
through the Hose Retainers designed for this
equipment.
ASSEMBLY
Hydraulic System
ASSEMBLY
The Hydraulic Cylinders are designed to be used in conjunction with your tractor's Hydraulic System. The
Cylinders and Hose are designed for maximum system pressure of 2500 PSI.
Keep Cylinders and Hoses free from internal contamination. Never leave a disconnected
Hose end open. Use a Sealant when attaching Hydraulic Hose to Cylinder. Do not over
tighten fittings as this will break out the Cylinder Port Housings. Do not operate with
hydraulic oil leaking. Oil is expensive and its presence could cause slips and falls and other
hazards. DO NOT CHECK FOR LEAKS WITH YOUR HAND. USE CARDBOARD
INSTEAD. High-pressure oil can penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage or even
GANGRENE. If oil does penetrate the skin, have it REMOVED IMMEDIATELY by a surgeon
skilled in this procedure.
NOTE: Never rotate Blade Tilt, Carrier Pivot, or Mainframe Pivot with hydraulics while Blade is under load. This
will cause excessive load on pins and shafts which will result in damage to Blade. Remove load from Blade and
then rotate.
Selector Valve (Accessory Equipment)
If the Mainframe Swing, Moldboard Pivot and Tilt
are fully hydraulic, as an added feature, all three
Cylinders can be operated from two remote outlets.
Below is a schematic diagram showing proper
routing of two Cylinders through the Selector Valve.
When installing this Valve, observe all safety
precautions as hydraulic lines are under high
pressure (2500 PSI). If additional information is
required concerning your hydraulic system, contact
your Bush Hog dealer. (Figure Asm-0008).
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ASSEMBLY
Hydraulic Control Valve (Accessory Equipment)
A 3-Spool 4 way Hydraulic Control Valve, open
center or closed center, is available as Accessory
Equipment. This allows you to operate 4 Hydraulic
Cylinders from two remote outlets. Connect the 3Spool Valve to one outlet to operate three
Cylinders. Use the other remote outlet to operate
the fourth Cylinder. (Figure Asm-0007).
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ASSEMBLY
If Closed Center Valve is used, Do Not Use the Adjustable Relief Assembly. Use the NoRelief Assembly.
OPERATION SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
OPERATION
BUSH HOG 100 SERIES REAR MOUNTED BLADE
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
Your Bush Hog 100 Series should now be assembled and inspected for any evidence of defective or damaged
parts before use. Any evidence of damage should be reported to your dealer immediately.
This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate safe and proper blade
use to the operator. Pictures contained in this section are intended to be used as a visual aid to assist in
explaining the operation of a blade. Some pictures may show shields removed for purposes of clarity. NEVER
OPERATE this implement without all shields in place and in good operational condition. The operator must be
familiar with the blade and tractor operation and all associated safety practices before operating the blade and
tractor. Proper operation of the blade, as detailed in this manual, will help ensure years of safe and satisfactory
use of the rear blade.
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY SECTION OF THIS
MANUAL AND THE TRACTOR MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT. If you do not understand any of the instructions, contact your nearest authorized dealer for a
full explanation. Pay close attention to all safety signs and safety messages contained in this manual and
those affixed to the implement and tractor. OPS-U- 0001
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or
death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the
Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards. (SG-2)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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Operation Section 4-2
OPERATION
1. Standard Equipment and Specifications
Max. 2-Wheel Drive Tractor HP (PTO):
8’
125 HP
9’
95 HP
Max. Front Wheel Assist Tractor HP (PTO):
105 HP
9’
80 HP
Moldboard Width
8’, 9’
Moldboard Dimension
3/8” x 17”
Cutting Edge
1/2” x 6”
Support Stand
Std.
Hitch
CAT I-II, QH
King Pin Diameter
3” Solid Steel
Adjustment Types
Manual or Hydraulic
Offset (Maximum Left or Right)
30”
Forward Pivot
7-45 Degrees
Reverse Pivot
7-45 Degrees
Tilt (Up and Down)
2-15 Degrees
No. of No-Wrench Adjustments
21
Weight (Approx.):
8’
1015 lbs.
9’
1055 lbs.
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OPERATION
8’
OPERATION
2. OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
OPERATION
Safe operation of the unit is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and
understands the implement and tractor Operator’s Manuals and is experienced in implement and tractor
operation and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual,
safety signs are affixed to the implement and tractor. If any part of the operation and safe use of this
equipment is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete explanation.
If the operator cannot read the manuals for themselves or does not completely understand the operation of the
equipment, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to read and explain the manuals, safety practices, and
operating instructions to the operator.
Safe operation of equipment requires that the operator wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
for the job conditions when attaching, operating, servicing, and repairing the equipment. PPE is designed to
provide operator protection and includes the following safety wear:
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
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Always Wear Safety Glasses
Hard Hat
Steel Toe Safety Footwear
Gloves
Hearing Protection
Close Fitting Clothing
Respirator or Filter Mask (depends
operating conditions) OPS-U- 0002
on
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement. Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely. Before operating the Tractor or Implement,
an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication must consult
a medical professional regarding any side effects of the medication that
would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely. NEVER
knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their alertness or
coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the operator or others
could result if the operator is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
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Operation Section 4-4
OPERATION
3. TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
Operating the blade with a tractor that does not meet the following requirements may cause tractor or blade
damage and be a potential danger to the operator and passersby.
Tractor Requirements and Capabilities
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ASABE approved Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or ROPS cab and seat belt.
Tractor Safety Devices .................... Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting, PTO master shield
Tractor Horsepower
- 2-Wheel ............................... 8 ft - 125 HP, 9 ft - 95 HP
- Front Wheel ......................... 8 ft - 105 HP, 9 ft - 80 HP
Hitch - 3 Point Hitch.......................... CAT I-II, QH
- Lifting Capacity .................... 8 ft - 1015 lbs., 9 ft -1055 lbs.
Front End Weights............................ As needed to maintain 20% weight on front axle
3.1 ROPS and Seat Belt
The tractor must be equipped with a Roll-Over-Protective-Structure (ROPS) (tractor cab or roll-bar) and seat
belt to protect the operator from falling off the tractor, especially during a roll over where the driver could be
crushed and killed. Only operate the tractor with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt fastened.
Tractor model not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed by an
authorized dealer. OPS-U- 0003
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or
even death could result from falling off the tractor--particularly during a turnover
when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS. (SG-7)
3.2 Tractor Horsepower
The power required to operate a blade is determined by the tractor PTO horsepower. For most operating
conditions, the 100 rear blade requires a tractor with at least 125 HP for a 8’ 2-Wheel Drive, 95 HP for a 9’ 2Wheel Drive, 105 HP for a 8’ Front Wheel Assist Tractor, and 80 HP for a 9’ Front Wheel Assist Tractor.
Operating the blade with a tractor that does not have adequate power may damage the tractor engine.
Exceeding the recommended horsepower may cause blade damage by overpowering the unit in heavy
operating conditions.
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OPERATION
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OPERATION
3.3 Tractor 3-Point Hitch
OPERATION
The tractor 3-point hitch must be rated to lift at least
1015 lbs. for the 8’, and 1055 lbs. for the 9’.
The 100 Series attaches to a tractor with a CAT I or
II hitch. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for the
category of the tractor used. If the hitch does not
conform to the ASABE CAT I or II dimensions, the
blade may not fit or raise properly. Consult an
authorized dealer for possible modification
procedures to mount nonconforming hitches.
Use the correct hitch pins for the hitch category
being used. For a Cat I hitch, 7/8” lower hitch pins
are used, and 3/4” top hitch pins are used. For a
CAT II hitch, 1-1/18” lower hitch pins are used, and
1” top hitch pins are used.
CAT I Implement / Hitch Specification
CAT II Implement / Hitch Specification
Width from outside to outside A-frame.........26-7/8”
Width from outside to outside A-frame ........ 32-3/8”
Quick Hitch width inside lug to lug ..............27-1/8”
Quick Hitch width inside lug to lug ............. 33-5/8”
Height from bottom hitch pin to top pin .............. 18”
Height from bottom hitch pin to top pin ..............19”
Lower pin diameter ........................................... 7/8”
Lower pin diameter...................................... 1-1/18”
Upper pin diameter .......................................... 3/4”
Upper pin diameter ..............................................1”
Linch pin diameter ........................................ 15/32”
Linch pin diameter.........................................15/32”
3.4 Front End Weight
A minimum of 20% total tractor weight must be maintained on the tractor front end at all times. Front end
weight is critical to maintain steering control and to prevent the tractor from rearing up while driving. If the
front end is too light, add weight until a minimum of 20% total weight is reached on the front tires. Front
weights and weight carriers can be purchased through an authorized tractor dealership. OPS-U- 0005
4. GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR
Before getting onto the tractor, the operator must read and completely understand the implement and tractor
operator manuals. If any part of either manual is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for
a complete explanation. OPS-U- 0007
Do not mount or dismount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount
the Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped. (SG-12)
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OPERATION
4.1 Boarding the Tractor
Use both hands and equipped handrails and steps for support when boarding the tractor. Never use control
levers for support when mounting the tractor. Seat yourself in the operator’s seat and secure the seat belt
around you.
Never allow passengers to ride on the tractor or attached equipment. Riders can easily fall off and be
seriously injured or killed from falling off and being ran over. It is the operator’s responsibility to forbid all extra
riders at all times. OPS-U- 0008
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
4.2 Dismounting the Tractor
Before dismounting, park the tractor and implement on a reasonably level surface, apply the parking brake,
idle the engine down, disengage the PTO, and lower the implement to the ground. Shut down the tractor
engine according to the operator’s manual, remove the key, and wait for all motion to completely stop. Never
leave the seat until the tractor, its engine and all moving parts have come to a complete stop.
Use hand rails and steps when exiting the tractor. Be careful of your step and use extra caution when mud,
ice, snow or other matter has accumulated on the steps or hand rails. Use all handrails and steps for support
and never rush or jump off the tractor. OPS-U- 0009
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always set the parking brake and/or set
the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the
engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the
tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor
from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine
is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only. (SG-9)
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OPERATION
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and
responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they
have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in
proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large
enough to reach and operate the controls easily. (SG-11)
OPERATION
5. STARTING THE TRACTOR
The operator must have a complete understanding of the placement, function, and operational use of all
tractor controls before starting the tractor. Review the tractor operator’s manual and consult an authorized
dealer for tractor operation instructions if needed.
OPERATION
Essential Tractor Controls:
• Locate the light control lever.
• Locate the engine shut off control.
• Locate the brake pedals and the clutch.
• Locate the PTO control.
• Locate the 3-point hitch control lever.
• Locate the hydraulic remote control levers.
Before starting the tractor ensure the following:
• Conduct all pre-start operation inspection and service according to the tractor operator’s manual.
• Make sure all guards, shields, and other safety devices are securely in place.
• The parking brake is on.
• The PTO control lever is disengaged.
• The 3-point hitch control lever is in the lowered position.
• The hydraulic remote control levers are in the neutral position.
• The tractor transmission levers are in park or neutral.
Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for tractor starting procedures. Only start the tractor while seated and
belted in the tractor operator’s seat. Never bypass the ignition switch by short circuiting the starter solenoid.
After the tractor engine is running, avoid accidental contact with the tractor transmission to prevent sudden
and unexpected tractor movement. OPS-U-0028
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
6. CONNECTING THE REAR BLADE TO THE TRACTOR
Use extreme caution when connecting the blade to the tractor. The rear blade should be securely resting at
ground level or set on blocks. Keep hands and feet from under the blade and clear of pinch points between
the tractor hitch arms and blade pins. OPS-0011_A
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OPERATION
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
6.1 Connecting the Rear Blade
Shorten or remove the tractor drawbar to avoid
interference when raising and lowering the rear
blade.
2.
Board the tractor and start the engine. Position
the tractor to the blade with the 3-point lift arms
positioned between the respective set of blade
A-frame lift lugs. Note: Set the 3-point lift
control to “Position Control” so that the lift arms
maintain a constant height when attaching the
blade. See the tractor Operator’s Manual for
correct settings when attaching 3-point
equipment.
3.
Turn off the tractor engine, set the parking
brake, place the tractor in park, and dismount.
4.
One lift arm at a time, align arm end hole
between the set of holes of A-frame lift lugs.
Insert hitch pin through the lug and arm holes
and insert retaining pin into hitch pin. Walk
around to opposite side and repeat procedure
for remaining lift arm and hitch pin.
5.
Extend or retract the 3-point top link to align its
end hole with the holes of the blade’s top link.
Insert the top link bolt and retain with top lock
nut.
6.
Adjust any lower link check chains, guide
blocks, or sway blocks to prevent the blade
from swaying side to side and possible contact
with tractor rear tires.
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
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OPERATION
1.
OPERATION
7. PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE
OPERATION
Before each use, a pre-operation inspection and service of the implement and tractor must be performed.
This includes routine maintenance and scheduled lubrication, inspecting that all safety devices are equipped
and functional, and performing needed repairs. DO NOT operate the unit if the pre-operation inspection
reveals any condition affecting safe operation. Perform repairs and replacement of damaged and missing
parts as soon as noticed. By performing a thorough pre-operation inspection and service, valuable down time
and repair cost can be avoided. OPS-U-0029
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)
7.1 Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual to ensure a
complete pre-operation inspection and scheduled
service
is
performed
according
to
the
manufacturers recommendations. The following
are some of the items that require daily service and
inspection:
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Tire condition/air pressure
Wheel lug bolts
Steering linkage
PTO shield
SMV sign is clean and visible
Tractor’s lights are clean and functional
Tractor Seat belt is in good condition
Tractor ROPS is in good condition
ROPS is in the raised position
No tractor oil leaks
Radiator free of debris
Engine oil level and condition
Engine coolant level and condition
Power brake fluid level
Power steering fluid level
Fuel condition and level
Sufficient lubrication at all lube points
Air filter condition OPS-U-0030
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OPERATION
7.2 Blade Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Before each blade use, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the blade is in a good and safe
working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced immediately. To ensure
the blade is ready for operation, conduct the following. OPS- 0020_A
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Ensure the manual canister is secured to the
equipment with the operator’s manual inside.
Ensure all safety signs are in place and legible.
Replace missing, damaged, and illegible
decals. OPS-U- 0011
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Operation Section 4-11
OPERATION
The operator’s manual and safety signs affixed on
the unit contain important instructions on the safe
and proper use of the equipment. Maintain these
important safety features on the implement in good
condition to ensure the information is available to
the operator at all times.
OPERATION
Tractor PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Tractor ID#:________________________Make:________________________
OPERATION
Date:______________________________Shift:________________________
Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all
rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake
engaged. Make sure the implement is resting on the ground or securely
blocked up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The flashing lights function properly
The SMV Sign is clean and visible
The tires are in good condition with proper pressure
The wheel lug bolts are tight
The tractor brakes are in good condition
The steering linkage is in good condition
There are no visible oil leaks
The hydraulic controls function properly
The ROPS or ROBS Cab is in good condition
The seatbelt is in place and in good condition
The 3-point hitch is in good condition
The drawbar pins are securely in place
The PTO master shield is in place
The engine oil level is full
The brake fluid level is full
The power steering fluid level is full
The fuel level is adequate
The engine coolant fluid level is full
The radiator is free of debris
The air filter is in good condition
Operator’s Signature:___________________________________________________
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or IMPLEMENT
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Operation Section 4-12
OPERATION
Blade & Box Blade PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Blade ID#:_______________________Make:__________________________
Date: ___________________________Shift:___________________________
Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The Operator’s Manual is in the Canister.
All Safety Decals are in place and legible.
The Hitch connection pins are properly retained.
There are no cracks in Hitch.
All frame bolts are in place and tight.
The blade swing, angle & tilts pins are properly lubricated
and retained.
The Blade edge & moldboard are clear of mud and debris.
The blade edge attachments bolts are in place and tight.
The blade edge is not chipped, cracked or bent.
The Storage Stands are in place & in good condition.
The skid shoes are in good condition.
The Hydraulic Cylinders pins are in place & retained.
There are no leaking or damaged hoses.
There is no evidence of Hydraulic leaks.
The gauge wheel(s) are in good condition & lubricated.
The scarifier shanks are properly retained.
The scarifier points are in good condition and retained.
Operator’s Signature:_____________________________________________________
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or IMPLEMENT
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Operation Section 4-13
OPERATION
Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all
rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake
engaged. Make sure the blade is resting on the ground or securely blocked up
and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
OPERATION
8. DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
OPERATION
Safe tractor transport requires the operator possess a thorough knowledge of the model being operated and
precautions to take while driving with an attached implement. Ensure the tractor has the capacity to handle the
weight of the implement and the tractor operating controls are set for safe transport. To ensure safety while
driving the tractor with an attached implement, review the following. OPS-U- 0012
This Implement may be wider than the Tractor. Be careful when operating or transporting
this equipment to prevent the Implement from running into or striking sign posts, guard rails,
concrete abutments or other solid objects. Such an impact could cause the Implement and
Tractor to pivot violently resulting in loss of steering control, serious injury, or even death.
Never allow the Implement to contact obstacles. (S3PT-12)
Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the
equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this
equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and
how it handles before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering
and brakes are in good condition and operate properly.
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for
you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes smoothly
to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As you increase
the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases.
Determine the maximum
transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this equipment.
Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only after
you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use extreme care
and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from
turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this equipment before
operating on roads or uneven ground.
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly control
the equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes
or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance
increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use
the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
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OPERATION
8.1 Starting the Tractor
The procedure to start the tractor is model specific.
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for starting
procedures for your particular tractor. Consult an
authorized dealer if the starting procedure is
unclear. Ensure the 3-point control lever is in the
lowered position and the PTO is disengaged before
starting the tractor. OPS-U-0033
Make sure the tractor brakes are in good operating
condition. Tractor brakes can be set to operate
independently allowing single rear wheel braking
action or locked together to provide simultaneous
rear wheel braking. FOR MOST DRIVING AND
OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE BRAKE PEDALS
SHOULD BE LOCKED TOGETHER TO PROVIDE
THE MOST EFFECTIVE BRAKING ACTION.
Always disengage the tractor differential lock when
turning. When engaged the differential lock will
prevent or limit the tractor from turning. During
normal cutting conditions, locking the differential
provides no benefit and should not be used. OPSU- 0013
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes.
When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance increases; use
extreme care and reduce your speed in these conditions. When operating in traffic, always
use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around
you and watch out for the other guy.
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OPERATION
8.2 Brake and Differential Lock Setting
OPERATION
8.3 Driving the Tractor and Blade
OPERATION
Start off driving at a slow speed and gradually increase your speed while maintaining complete control of the
tractor and blade. Moving slowly at first will also prevent the tractor from rearing up and loss of steering
control. The tractor should never be operated at speeds that cannot be safely handled or which will prevent
the operator from stopping quickly during an emergency. If the power steering or engine ceases operating,
stop the tractor immediately as the tractor will be difficult to control.
Perform turns with the tractor and blade at slow speeds to determine how the tractor with an attached
implement handles a turn. Determine the safe speed to maintain proper control of the tractor when making
turns. When turning with an implement, the overall working length of the unit is increased. Allow additional
clearance for the blade when turning.
To avoid overturns, drive the tractor with care and at safe speeds, especially when operating over rough
ground, crossing ditches or slopes, and turning corners. Tractor wheel tread spacing should be increased
when working on inclines or rough ground to reduce the possibility of tipping.
Use extreme caution when operating on steep slopes. Keep the tractor in a low gear when going downhill. DO
NOT coast or free-wheel downhill. OPS- 0037_A
9. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
THE OPERATOR MUST COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT AND ALL CONTROLS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE. The operator must read and
understand the Safety and Operation Sections of the implement and tractor operator’s manuals. These
manuals must be read and explained to any operator who cannot read. Never allow someone to operate the
implement and tractor without complete operating instructions.
Before starting any operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be worked in and any
obstacles and hazards contained within to ensure safety to the operator, bystanders, and equipment. Special
attention should be paid to foreign debris, rough terrain, steep slopes, and passersby and animals in the area.
OPS-U- 0015
9.1 Operating the Blade
Mainframe Swing
A double acting Hydraulic Cylinder will swing the Mainframe a maximum of 45 degrees right or left. An 8
position mechanical Adjust Link is available as Accessory Equipment.
Moldboard Pivot
A double acting Hydraulic Cylinder will pivot the Moldboard a maximum of 45 degrees right or left from
perpendicular to the Mainframe. An 8 position Adjust Link is available as Accessory Equipment.
Moldboard Tilt
A double acting Hydraulic Cylinder will tilt the Moldboard a maximum of 15 degrees either side. A 5 position
Adjust Link is available as Accessory Equipment.
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OPERATION
Utility
To clean close to a fence or barn offset the Mainframe to the right or left to extend the Blade beyond the tractor
tire. Be careful not to hang the Blade Tip as this could result in damage to the Blade or Mainframe. For
smoothing out loose soil a fine finish can be obtained by pushing the soil with the back of the Moldboard.
Grading
Backfilling
The Moldboard can be manually rotated 180 degrees for backfilling operations. This position requires a careful
setting of the Top Link allowing a Blade angle which does not tend to bury itself, but move more across the top
of the ground. Backfilling is a very critical operation because the Blade tends to dig into the ground. The
Backfilling operation should be performed with the Mainframe straight behind the tractor with the Blade set in
the center position (perpendicular to the Mainframe). The work should be kept in the center of the Blade. Avoid
concentrated loads on the end of the Blade. Do not ram into a load at any time as this multiplies the forces
several times normal and could result in damage to your Blade. Perform all backfilling operations at slow
speeds to prevent damage if the Blade hits an object. Moving snow with the Blade in the backfill position is a
very delicate operation and should be performed with care. It is very easy to hit hidden objects when moving
the light snow. It is also very easy to operate the Blade at too high a speed, resulting in damage.
NOTE: The warranty shall not apply to damage caused by misuse, abuse, or contact with obstructions.
9.2 Shutting Down the Implement
Park the tractor on a level surface, place the
transmission in park or neutral and apply the
parking brake, lower the attached implement to the
ground, shut down the engine, remove the key, and
wait for all motion to come to a complete stop
before exiting the tractor. OPS-BL- 0002
10. DISCONNECTING THE BLADE FROM THE TRACTOR
Before disconnecting the blade, all movement must cease. Move the blade to a level storage location and
lower the unit to the ground. If the blade is not resting securely on the ground, block the blade up securely
before attempting to disconnect it from the tractor.
Use extreme care to keep feet and hands from under the blade and clear of any pinch points. OPS- 0051_A
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OPERATION
Grading can be accomplished with the use of the Planer Wheel (Accessory Equipment). Set the Moldboard
Pivot to the desired angle, lower the Blade to the ground and then set the depth of cut with the Hydraulic
Cylinder, or Ratchet Jack. Do not drop the Planer Wheel on the ground. This could result in damage to the
Planer Wheel or Hydraulic Cylinder.
OPERATION
OPERATION
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
When disconnecting the blade the tractor should be
completely shut down and secured in position, by
lowering the parking jack. Relieve hydraulic
pressure by moving the control levers back and
forth several times. Then extend the tractor 3-point
hitch top link to remove tension on the top link hitch
pin. When the pin is loose and easy to rotate,
remove the pin from the blade. Next remove both
lower hitch pins. OPS- 0052_C
11. BLADE STORAGE
Properly preparing and storing the blade at the end of the season is critical to maintaining its appearance and
to help ensure years of dependable service. The following are suggested storage procedures:
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Thoroughly clean all debris off the blade to
prevent damage from rotting grass and
standing water.
Lubricate all blade grease points and fill
gearbox oil levels as detailed in the
maintenance section.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended
torque.
Check the blade for worn and damaged parts.
Perform repairs and make replacements
immediately so that the blade will be ready for
use at the start of the next season.
Store the blade in a clean, dry place with the
blade resting securely on blocks or at ground
level.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to
prevent rust and maintain the appearance of
the blade. OPS-0053_D
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off
the Equipment and be injured or killed. Children can cause the Implement to shift or fall
crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
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OPERATION
12. TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
Inherent hazards of operating the tractor and implement and the possibility of accidents are not left behind
when you finish working in an area. Therefore, the operator must employ good judgement and safe operation
practices when transporting the tractor and implement between locations. By using good judgement and
following safe transport procedures, the possibility of accidents while moving between locations can be
substantially minimized. OPS-U- 0017
When transporting, only raise the blade enough to clear ground obstacles to prevent tipping, especially when
traveling through rough terrain.
Before transporting the tractor on a public roadway
or boarding a trailer for transport, the tractor brake
pedals should be locked together. Locking the
pedals ensures that both wheels brake
simultaneously while stopping, especially when
making an emergency stop.
Use extreme caution and avoid hard applications of
the tractor brakes when towing heavy loads at road
speeds. Never tow the implement at speeds
greater than 20 MPH (25 kph). OPS-U- 0018
12.1 Transporting on Public Roadways
Extreme caution should be used when transporting the tractor and implement on public roadways. The tractor
must be equipped with all required safety warning features including a SMV emblem and flashing warning
lights to alert drivers of the tractor’s presence. Remember that roadways are primarily designed for
automotive drivers and most drivers will not be looking out for you, therefore, you must look out for them.
Check your side view mirrors frequently and remember that vehicles will approach quickly because of the
tractor’s slower speed. Be extremely cautious when the piece of equipment that you are towing is wider than
the tractor tire width and/or extends beyond your lane of the road. OPS-BL-0003
Only tow the Implement behind a properly sized and equipped Tractor
which exceeds the weight of the Implement by at least 20%. DO NOT
tow the Implement behind a truck or other type of vehicle. Never tow the
Implement and another Implement connected in tandem. Never tow the
Implement at speeds over 20 MPH. (STI-06)
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OPERATION
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
OPERATION
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
OPERATION
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in
such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the
Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local
traffic regulations. (SG-6)
The SMV (Slow-Moving Vehicle) emblem is
universal symbol used to alert drivers of the
presence of equipment traveling on roadways at a
slow speed. SMV signs are a triangular bright
orange with reflective red trim for both easy day and
night visibility. Make sure the SMV sign is clean and
visible from the rear of the unit before transporting
the tractor and implement on a public roadway.
Replace the SMV emblem if faded, damaged, or no
longer reflective. OPS-U- 0020
Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights,
headlights, and brake/tail lights are functioning
properly before proceeding onto public roads. While
newer model tractors have plenty of lighting to
provide warning signals and operating lighting, most
older models are only equipped with operating lights.
Consult an authorized tractor dealer for lighting kits
and modifications available to upgrade the lighting on
older tractor models. OPS-U- 0021
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OPERATION
When operating on public roads, have
consideration for other road users. Pull to the side
of the road occasionally to allow all following traffic
to pass. Do not exceed the legal speed limit set in
your country for agricultural tractors. Always stay
alert when transporting the tractor and implement
on public roads. Use caution and reduce speed if
other vehicles or pedestrians are in the area. OPSB- 0022
12.2 Hauling the Tractor and Implement
Before transporting a loaded tractor and implement,
measure the height and width dimensions and gross
weight of the complete loaded unit. Ensure that the
load will be in compliance with the legal limits set for
the areas that will be traveled through. OPS-U- 0024
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OPERATION
Reduce speed before turning or applying the brakes.
Ensure that both brake pedals are locked together
when operating on public roads. OPS-U- 0023
OPERATION
OPERATION
Use adequately sized and rated trailers and
equipment to transport the tractor and implement.
Consult an authorized dealer to determine the proper
equipment required. Using adequately sized chains,
heavy duty straps, cables and/or binders, securely tie
down both the front and rear of the tractor utilizing the
proper tie down locations as specified by the tractor
manufacturer. OPS-U- 0025
Arrange the chains so that when tightened, the
chains are pulling downward and against
themselves. Carefully tighten the securing chains or
other fasteners using boomers or binders to apply
maximum tension.
Use extreme care when
attaching and removing the securing devices as the
extreme tension involved when released has the
potential to inflict serious injury.
While hauling the tractor and implement, make
occasional stops to check that the tractor and
implement have not moved or shifted and that the
securing chains have maintained tension. If during
transport a hard braking, sharp turning, or swerving
action was performed, stop at the next safe location
to inspect the security of the load. OPS-U- 0026
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Operation Section 4-22
OPERATION
13. Troubleshooting Guide
Possible Cause
Remedy
Shearing M/B Carrier Pivot
Pin Bolt
Lack of lubrication
Bolt not tightened properly
Lubricate Pivot Pin
Tighten Bolt to proper torque
Bent Moldboard
Small curve is normal from weld pull Can be removed but will not affect
operation
Hitting hidden objects
Know soil conditions, keep speed to a
minimum.
Blade will not penetrate soil
Cutting edge dull
Blade set to straight
Soil too hard
Replace Cutting edge
Increase Top Link length
Use scarifiers to loosen soil
A-Frame bent
Hitting hidden objects in the backfill
position
Use slow speed when in unknown soil
conditions
Moldboard digging in too much Blade pitch excessive
Soft ground
Adjust Top Link
Install Planer Wheel
Install Skid Shoes
Unable to hold level ground
Tractor and Blade following contour
Tractor Draft Control lifting Blade
Install Planer Wheel
Set Tractor Draft Control
Hydraulic Cylinder will not
operate
Not enough pressure
Valve not connected properly
Quick Coupler not completely
connected
Check pressure
Re-plumb Valve
Complete connection
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OPERATION
Problem
OPERATION
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Hydraulic Pump not shutting
off on Closed Center System
Using Open Center Valve
Replace Valve or Conversion Plug
and Main Relief
Replace with Closed Center Plug
Replace with No Relief Plug
OPERATION
Open Center Conversion Plug
Pumping over Relief Valve
Oil leaking at hose connection
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Connection not tight
Did not use sealant
Connection cracked from overtightening
Mismatched Connection threads
or types
Operation Section 4-24
Tighten connection
Apply a good sealant to connection
Replace cracked connection
Use correct connectors
MAINTENANCE SECTION
Maintenance Section 5-1
MAINTENANCE
The Bush Hog 100 Series is a rugged, heavy duty
Blade that will perform satisfactorily with the
following preventive maintenance.
MAINTENANCE
Lubricate the Moldboard Pivot Pin and the
Moldboard Tilt Pin after every 10 hours of
operation. Decals are placed in locations of grease
fittings. See illustration.
If the Planer Wheel Assembly is used (Accessory
Equipment), Wheel Bearings are packed at the
factory with a heavy bodied grease. A Grease
Fitting is provided. It is recommended that the
Bearings be greased after every 10 hours of use.
Also, there is a Grease Fitting provided at the pivot
location of the Caster Fork. Grease after every 10
hours of use.
If the Ratchet Jack is used in place of the Hydraulic
Cylinder on the Planer Wheel, grease the threads
of the Jack occasionally.
Replace excessively worn Grader Blade when
Ditching. A badly worn cutting edge increases the
strain on the Blade and the tractor.
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Maintenance Section 5-2
MAINTENANCE
Proper Torque For Fasteners
The chart lists the correct tightening torque for fasteners. When bolts are to be tightened or replaced, refer to
this chart to determine the grade of bolts and the proper torque except when specific torque values are
assigned in manual text.
Recommended Torque in Foot Pounds Unless Otherwise Stated in the Manual*
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MAINTENANCE
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.
BUSH HOG
LIMITED WARRANTY
1.
2.
LIMITED WARRANTIES
1.01.
Bush Hog 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.
REMEDIES AND PROCEDURES.
2.01.
This limited warranty is not effective unless the Purchaser returns the Registration and Warranty Form to Manufacturer within 30
days of purchase.
2.02.
Purchaser claims must be made in writing to the Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) from whom Purchaser purchased the goods or an
approved Authorized Dealer (“Dealer”) within 30 days after Purchaser learns of the facts on which the claim is based.
2.03.
Purchaser is responsible for returning the goods in question to the Dealer.
2.04.
If after examining the goods and/or parts in question, Manufacturer finds them to be defective under normal use and service due to
defects in material or workmanship, Manufacturer will:
(a)Repair or replace the defective goods or part(s) or
(b)Reimburse Purchaser for the cost of the part(s) and reasonable labor charges (as determined by Manufacturer) if Purchaser
paid for the repair and/or replacement prior to the final determination of applicability of the warranty by Manufacturer.
The choice of remedy shall belong to Manufacturer.
2.05.
3.
4.
Purchaser is responsible for any labor charges exceeding a reasonable amount as determined by Manufacturer and for returning
the goods to the Dealer, whether or not the claim is approved. Purchaser is responsible for the transportation cost for the goods or
part(s) from the Dealer to the designated factory.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
3.01.
MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS (EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN) AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH
RESPECT TO THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
3.02.
MANUFACTURER MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN, CAPABILITY, CAPACITY, OR SUITABILITY FOR USE OF
THE GOODS.
3.03.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, MANUFACTURER SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO PURCHASER OR
ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE
CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE GOODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE GOODS OR ANY
BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. NOT WITHSTANDING THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND WARRANTIES, MANUFACTURER’S
LIABILITY HEREUNDER FOR DAMAGES INCURRED BY PURCHASER OR OTHERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE OF
THE GOODS.
3.04.
NO ACTION ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIMED BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR TRANSACTIONS UNDER THIS WARRANTY MAY BE BROUGHT MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS OCCURRED.
MISCELLANEOUS.
4.01.
Proper Venue for any lawsuits arising from or related to this limited warranty shall be only in Guadalupe County, Texas.
4.02.
Manufacturer may waive compliance with any of the terms of this limited warranty, but no waiver of any terms shall be deemed to
be a waiver of any other term.
4.03.
If any provision of this limited warranty shall violate any applicable law and is held to be unenforceable, then the invalidity of such
provision shall not invalidate any other provisions herein.
4.04.
Applicable law may provide rights and benefits to purchaser in addition to those provided herein.
KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS
ATTENTION: Purchaser should fill in the blanks below for his reference when buying repair parts and/or for proper machine identification when
applying for warranty.
Bush Hog Implement Model___________________________Serial Number__________________________
Date Purchased____________________________________ Dealer________________________________
ATTENTION:
READ YOUR OPERATOR'S MANUAL
BUSH HOG
2501 Griffin Ave.
Selma, AL 36703
334-874-2700
www.bushhog.com
®
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
To keep your implement running efficiently and safely, read your manual thoroughly and follow these directions
and the Safety Messages in this Manual. The Table of Contents clearly identifies each section where you can
easily find the information you need.
The OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (1928.51 Subpart C) makes these minimum safety requirements of tractor operators:
REQUIRED OF THE OWNER:
1. Provide a Roll-Over-Protective Structure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and
2. Provide Seat belts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
3. Ensure that each employee uses such Seat belt while the tractor is moving; and
4. Ensure that each employee tightens the Seat belt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected
area provided by the ROPS
REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR:
1. Securely fasten seat belt if the tractor has a ROPS.
2. Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.
3. Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
4. Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
5. Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.
6. Do not permit others to ride.
7. Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.
8. Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
9. When the tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock, if available.
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Keep children away from danger all day, every day...
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Equip tractors with rollover protection (ROPS) and keep
all machinery guards in place...
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Please work, drive, play and live each day with care
and concern for your safety and that of your family and
fellow citizens.
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REAR MOUNTED BLADE
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