Operating instructions | Dixon 115 150227 Lawn Mower User Manual

Operator and Parts Manual
SpeedZTR 36"
Grass Bagger
966 004301
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES................................................ 4
ASSEMBLY....................................................... 7
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS................... 7
PARTS IDENTIFICATION............................ 7
OPERATION.................................................... 11
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS........... 11
BLADE CARE............................................ 11
STORAGE................................................. 11
TIPS TO IMPROVE BAGGING ................ 11
PARTS............................................................. 12
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new
Grass Bagger. It has been designed, engineered and
manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/ department. They have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools for service
and repairs.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your
Grass Bagger properly. Always observe the “SAFETY
RULES”.
KNOW YOUR GRASS BAGGER
READ THIS OPERATION MANUAL AND THE SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING
YOUR GRASS BAGGER. Compare the illustrations
with the carton contents to familiarize yourself with the
parts before starting the assembly. Study the operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to
insure proper functioning of your Grass Bagger and to
prevent injury to yourself and others. Save this manual
for future reference.
WARNING
The operation of any mower can result
in foreign objects thrown into the eyes,
which can result in severe eye damage.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses or eye
shields before starting your mower
and while mowing. We recommend a
wide vision safety mask for over the
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
SAFETY RULES
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS
DANGER !
THIS CUTTING 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.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It
means:
CAUTION! BECOME ALERT!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
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Read, understand and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the machine before starting.
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar
with the instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, stones,
toys, wire etc., which could be picked up and
thrown by the blades.
Be sure the area is clear of all people and pets
before mowing. Stop the machine if anyone enters
the area.
Never carry passengers or children even with
blades off.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and behind before
and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do
not direct it towards anyone. Do not operate the
mower without either the entire grass bagger or
the guard in place.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave the machine unattended when the
engine is running. Always turn off the blades, set
the parking brake, stop the engine and remove the key before leaving the machine.
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass bagger or
unclogging chute.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch out for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading and unloading the
machine onto a trailer or truck.
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Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and
above, are involved in a large percentage of riding
mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and others
from serious injury.
DO NOT operate mower with grass bagger, unless
the front weights are installed.
WARNING
If machine is equipped with a tow hitch,
use extreme caution when towing. Never
allow children or others in or on towed
equipment..
Make wide turns to avoid jack-knifing.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to
stop. Do not tow on sloped ground. The
weight of the towed equipment may cause
loss of traction and loss of control.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation
for weight limits for towed equipment. Do
not tow near ditches, canals, and other
hazards.
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Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris
buildup which can touch hot exhaust/engine parts
and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow
leaves or other debris which can cause buildup
to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before
operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to
cool before storage.
WARNING
Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
SAFETY RULES
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and
tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or
death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
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Mow up and down slopes (10° Max.), not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low speed so that you
will not have to stop while on the slope.
Use extra care with grass baggers or other
attachments. These can change the stability of the
machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and
gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed
or direction.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose
traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
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IV. SERVICE
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In order to prevent accidental starting
when transporting, setting up,
adjusting or making repairs, always
disconnect spark plug wire and place
wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
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Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then,
turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-off, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn
over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch,
or if an edge caves in.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction
could cause sliding.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your
foot on the ground.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to
the presence of children. Children are often attracted
to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume
that children will remain where you last saw them.
• NEVER allow children to operate the machine.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and under
the watchful care of another responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn off the machine if children enter
the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind and down
for small children.
The operation of any mower can result in foreign
objects thrown into the eyes, which can result
in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
CAUTION
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Never carry children. They may fall off and be
seriously injured or interfere with safe machine
operation.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
vision.
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glasses or eye shields while operating your
mower or performing any adjustments or repairs.
We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
Use extra care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are flammable and vapors are
explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the
engine running.
- Allow engine to cool before refueling.
- Do not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel container
inside where there is an open flame, such as a
water heater.
Never run a machine inside a closed area.
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment
bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check there
proper operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other
debris buildup. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow
machine to cool before storing.
SAFETY RULES
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS
WARNING
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals know to the
State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
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Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an
object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with the
engine running.
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Grass bagger components are subject to wear,
damage, and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown.
Frequently check components and replace
with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when
necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution
when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as shown in the Operator’s manual.
Never carry children. They may fall off and be
seriously injured or interfere with safe machine
operation.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS
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Remove all parts and packing materials from both
cartons.
Check carton contents against list. Be sure all
parts are there.
CARTON 1 CONTENTS
1 - Upper Chute
1 - Flex Hose
1 - Bagger Support
2 - High Lift Blades
2 - Support Straps
1 - Weight Box
1 - Discharge Adapter
1 - Owner’s Manual
1 - Hanger Bracket
1 - Weight Kit
1 - Hose Clamp
1 - Cast Weight
1 - Baffle
1 - Decal
1 - Discharge Mount Bracket
PARTS IDENTIFICATION
CARTON 2 CONTENTS
1 - Cover Assembly
2 - Soft Bag Containers
Cover
Assembly
Flex Hose
NOTE: When right hand (RH) and left hand
(LH) are mentioned in this manual, it means
when you are seated on the mower in the operator’s position.
Grass
Catcher
Containers
WARNING
BEFORE ASSEMBLING GRASS BAGGER TO MOWER:
• Set parking brake.
• Place motion control levers in “NEUTRAL” position.
• Turn ignition key “OFF” and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug and place wire where it cannot come
in contact with plug.
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ASSEMBLY
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CHANGING BLADES
WARNING
Blades are sharp. Protect your hands
with gloves and/or wrap blades with a
heavy cloth when handling.
For the collection system to operate properly you will
need to replace the cutting blades on your unit with
the high lift blades in the kit.
1. Remove mower deck from machine. Refer to
Operator’s Manual, if necessary.
2. Remove standard mower blades from deck and
install high lift blades provided to mower deck.
Individual preferences may vary, depending on
mowing conditions and on the type and heaviness
of grass to be bagged.
NOTE: There are two different types of high lift
blades with the grass catcher. The blade with
highest lift should be put on hub nearest the
discharge opening. The blade with the lower lift
should be put on the trim side hub.
3. Install rear baffle by aligning with holes at rear
DISCHARGE ADAPTER
1. Reinstall deck to machine. Refer to Operator’s
Manual, if necessary.
2. Remove grass deflector from mower deck by
pulling hairpin cotter and deflector pin.
3. Position discharge adapter assembly on deck.
Run deflector pin through the deflector spring and
the mounting brackets on the deflector and mower
deck. Slip spring end through lock slot on the
deflector mouning bracket. Secure deflector pin
with hairpin cotter.
Deflector Pin
Lock Slot
Mover Deck
Deflector Spring
REAR BAFFLE
TOP VIEW OF DECK
of discharge chute. From inside deck, install
¼-20 x ¾" bolt through slotted hole in baffle and
extend through deck wall. Attach ¼ washer and
¼-20 nyloc nut. Install 5/16-18 x ¾" carriage bolt in
square hole in the same manner and attach 5/16
washer and 5/16-18 nyloc nut. Lift baffle to top of
slot and tighten hardware.
4. Spin mower blade several times to check for
sufficient clearance. CONTACT BETWEEN
BLADE AND BAFFLES MAY RESULT IN
SERIOUS INJURY.
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Hair Pin Cotter
8059-048
ASSEMBLY
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BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY
1. Using hardware provided in kit, attach support
mount to unit.
2. Attach hanger bracket to support mount. Do not
fully tighten nuts at this time.
3. Secure rear end of support straps to outside of
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MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLY TO
SUPPORT ASSEMBLY
For ease of assembly, you may wish assistance from
another person for mounting the cover assembly to
mower.
1. Position cover assembly on the ground behind
the mower.
2. Lift and rotate cover to align the frame bracket
with the hanger and slide the cover down until
secure.
Cover Assembly
Support Mount
Hanger Bracket
hanger assembly. Set reinforcement plates to the
outside of the tank brackets and fasten front end
of support strap to tank bracket and reinforcment
plate with round head bolt. Secure front end
of reinforcement plate to tank bracket with hex
bolt. Fully secure all mounting hardware. See
illustration.
NOTE: Depending on model, rear guard hole
may need to be drilled out to 5/16" if kit hardware
is too large.
Hex Bolt Placement
Round Head
Bolt Placement
Frame
Bracket
Hanger
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INSTALLING SPACER PLUG
Remove plastic end cap from the center bag
support arm. Fully insert spacer plugs into the
ends of the support tube. It may be necessary
to tap the spacer into place with a hammer or
mallet. Replace the plastic end cap back over
the spacer. The additional extension will hold the
hood more securely when latched.
Reinforcement Plate
Remove center
end cap
Support Straps
Insert spacer and
replace cap
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ASSEMBLY
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UPPER CHUTE
CAUTION
1. Attached flex tube to blower and secure with the
hose clamp.
2. Slide opposite flex hose end into upper chute.
3. Push upper chute through the gasketed opening in
the cover assembly.
4. Rotate flex tube and upper chute so that the chute
opening is downward toward the container bags.
Do not leave grass in bagger
containers. Empty containers after each
use and before storing. Failure to do so
may result in spontaneous combustion
which could develop into a fire.
CAUTION
Grass bagger components are subject
to wear, damage and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer’s recommended parts,
when necessary.
Cover Gasket
Rotate upper chute to point
downward toward bags
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OPERATION
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Always observe safety rules when performing any
maintenance.
• Before each use check for loose fasteners.
• Clean unit thoroughly after each use.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp.
Replace bent or damaged blades.
• See BLADE CARE instructions in your mower
operator’s manual.
STORAGE
When grass bagger is to be stored for a period of time,
clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grass, leaves, etc.
Store in a clean, dry place.
TIPS TO IMPROVE BAGGING
Follow the mower operation instructions in your mower
operator’s manual.
When operating your grass bagger on a lawn where
grass and leaf bagging equipment has not been
used, you are picking up thatch and debris that has
accumulated for long periods of time. The amount
collected and the total time of operation may be
greater than you will experience with regular use of
your grass bagger.
• Always run throttle at full speed when bagging.
• Select a speed low enough to give good mower
cutting performance, good quality cut and good
bagging performance.
NOTE: It may be necessary to overlap width of
cut to suit your conditions.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice.
The first time relatively high, the second time to
desired height.
• Use left hand side of mower for trimming.
• Plastic trash bags (3.0 mil, 30 gallon) can be
inserted inside grass bagger containers for ease of
debris disposal. To remove the plastic trash bags
when full:
a. Disengage blades, shift into neutral, engage
the parking brake and stop the engine.
b. Unlatch and raise cover.
c. Remove one container at a time by grasping
container handles and pulling toward the rear,
off of the tube rails.
d. With the container resting on the ground, close
and secure the top of the plastic lawn bag.
e. Tip the container on its side and slide the filled
bag from the container.
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f. Install a new plastic lawn bag with the edges
of the bag draped over upper lip of the
Container (for replacement bags refer to
REPLACEMENT PARTS).
g. Repeat for other containers.
h. Reinstall containers making sure right
container overlaps left container at center
supports.
i. Close cover and secure latches over center
support tubes.
Avoid cutting wet grass or in the morning while the
dew is still heavy. Grass clippings collected under
these conditions tend to be sticky and adhere to
the walls of the flow path causing clogging.
If the grass bagger fails to pick up cut grass
or leaves, it is an indication that clogging has
occurred in the system or that the grass bagger
containers are full.
a. Disengage blades, place motion control levers
in neutral position, engage parking brake and
stop engine.
- Unlatch and raise cover.
- Slide out containers and dispose of
clippings.
- Replace containers, close cover, and
latch.
b. Check for clogging.
- Remove all debris in chute.
- Reassemble chutes.
CAUTION
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DO NOT operate mower with grass
bagger partially installed.
Disengage blades and stop engine
before leaving mower seat to
empty containers, unclogging
chutes, etc.
Close cover before starting.
Disengage mower blades when
crossing driveways or gravel
surfaces and other areas where
thrown objects could be a hazard.
DO NOT attempt to vacuum up
cans or other potentially hazardous
projectiles.
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PARTS
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY.
DESCRIPTION
1.. 539 111139����1���� COVER ASSM, COMPLETE
INCLUDES ITEMs 2-4
2.. 532 127533����1���� SCREEN, COVER
3.. 532 155042����1���� STRIP, REINFORCEMENT
4.. 532 130895����1���� LATCH HANDLE, COVER
5.. 539 976952����4���� SCREW #10-24 x 5/8
6.. 532 132796����1���� SPRING, COVER, LH
7.. 532 132983����1���� SPRING, COVER RH
8.. 532 133235����1���� SPACER, COVER
9.. 532 085902����1���� SPRING, RETAINER
10.. 532 174083����3���� CAP, TUBING END
ITEM PART NO.
QTY.
DESCRIPTION
11.. 532 179746����1���� BAGGER, FRAME
12.. 532 128600����1���� PIN, HINGE
13.. 532 400226����2���� container, soft bag
14.. 539 105408����8���� WASHER #10 FLAT
15.. 539 976977����4���� NUT #10-24 HEX NYLOC
16.. 539 106312����4���� HMS #10-24 x ¾
17.. 522 801301����1���� spacer, plug
18.. 532 127534����1���� GASKET
19.. 539 108081����4���� SCREW #10-24 x ½
20.. 539 108086����9���� NUT #10-24 ACORN
NOTE: ALL FASTENERS ARE GRADE 5 UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.
PARTS
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7
11
21
20
16
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1
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8
4
5
18
9
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12
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5
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PARTS
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY.
DESCRIPTION
ITEM PART NO.
QTY.
DESCRIPTION
1.. 522 854602����1���� MOUNT, BAGGER
12.. 539 990209����4���� HCS 5/16-18 x 1
2.. 539 100472����4���� RHSNB-18 x 1¼
13.. 539 990188����4���� WASHER 5/16 SAE
3.. 523 112802����2���� PLATE, REINFORCEMENT
14.. 539 990316����6���� RHSNB 5/16-18 X ¾
4.. 522 854702����1���� BRACKET, HANGER
15.. 539 115243����1���� BAFFLE
5.. 539 990717��12���� NUT /16-18 HEX NYLOC
16.. 539 116715����1���� BRACKET, DISCHARGE
6.. 539 115938����1���� FLEX HOSE, 50"
17.. 539 115244����1���� HI LIFT BLADE 36" RIGHT
7.. 539 131190����1���� UPPER CHUTE
18.. 539 115245����1���� HI LIFT BLADE 36" LEFT
8.. 539 115719����1���� HOSE CLAMP
19.. 539 990580����2���� HCS ¼ -20 x ¾
9.. 522 854502����1���� SUPPORT STRAP, LEFT
20.. 539 990055����2���� WASHER ¼ SAE
5
10.. 522 854402����1���� SUPPORT STRAP, RIGHT
21.. 539 976978����2���� NUT ¼ -20 NYLOC
11.. 539 116714����1���� ADAPTER, DISCHARGE
22.. 539 115401����1���� DECAL, G.C. WARNING
P/N 115 150227 IR
03/10/09
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