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Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
Chipper Shredder Vacuum
Model CSV 206
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
TROY-BILT LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-06181
(June 9, 2010)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Chipper/Shredder Vacuum
manufactured by Troy-Bilt. It was carefully engineered to
provide excellent performance when properly operated and
maintained.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. We reserve
the right to change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone a authorized Troy-Bilt service dealer or contact us directly.
Troy-Bilt’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website
address and mailing address can be found on this page. We want
to ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related
issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications,
warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with your
machine, for more information.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices......................................... 3
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 7
Controls & Features.................................................10
Operation.................................................................11
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................12
Service......................................................................14
Troubleshooting......................................................15
Replacement Parts..................................................16
Warranty................................................................. 20
Record Product Information
Model Number
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by standing at the operator’s position and looking
down at the rear of the frame. This information will be necessary,
should you seek technical support via our web site, Customer
Support Department, or with a local authorized service dealer.
Serial Number
Customer Support
Please do NOT return the machine to the retailer or dealer without first contacting our Customer Support Department.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.troybilt.com
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Call a Customer Support Representative at (800) 828-5500 or (330) 558-7220
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Write us at Troy-Bilt LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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WARNING: This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed,
could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow
all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol - HEED ITS WARNING!
California Proposition 65
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating fingers, hands,
toes and feet and throwing debris. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
Training
1.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
2.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
3.
Never allow children under 16 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 16 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and be trained and supervised by an
adult.
8.
Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or discharge
opening, remove or empty bag, or inspect and repair the
machine while the engine is running. Shut the engine off
and wait until all moving parts have come to a complete
stop. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against
the engine.
Preparation
1.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to
be used. Remove all rocks, bottles, cans, or other foreign
objects which could be picked up or thrown and cause
personal injury or damage to the machine.
2.
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation and while performing an adjustment or repair,
to protect your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can
cause serious injury to the eyes.
3.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes or jewelry can be
caught in movable parts. Never operate this machine
in bare feet or sandals. Wear leather work gloves when
feeding material in the chipper chute.
4.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
instruction.
5.
Keep bystanders, pets, and children at least 75 feet from
the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
6.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas.
4.
7.
Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in the
feeding chambers and discharge opening. Contact with
the rotating impeller can amputate fingers, hands, and
feet.
Before starting, check all bolts and screws for proper
tightness to be sure the machine is in safe working
condition. Also, visually inspect machine for any damage at
frequent intervals.
5.
Maintain or replace safety and instructions labels, as
necessary.
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Safe Handling of Gasoline:
4.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme care
in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can occur when
gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
1.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
2.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer
bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the
ground away from your vehicle before filling.
3.
When practical, remove gas-powered equipment from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not
possible, then refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser
nozzle.
4.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or
container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
5.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of
ignition.
6.
Never fuel machine indoors.
7.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is hot or
running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
8.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½
inch below bottom of filler neck to allow space for fuel
expansion.
9.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
10.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment.
Move unit to another area. Wait 5 minutes before starting
the engine.
a.
Inspect for damage.
b.
Repair or replace any damaged parts.
c.
Check for any loose parts and tighten to assure
continued safe operation.
5.
Do not allow an accumulation of processed material to
build up in the discharge area. This can prevent proper
discharge and result in kickback of material through the
feed opening.
6.
Do not attempt to shred or chip material larger than
specified on the machine or in this manual. Personal injury
or machine damage could result.
7.
Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or discharge
opening while the engine is running. Shut the engine off,
wait until all moving parts have stopped, disconnect the
spark plug wire and ground it against the engine before
clearing debris.
8.
Never operate without vacuum bag and discharge chute
properly attached to the machine. Never empty or change
vacuum bag while the engine is running. Vacuum bag must
be kept closed at all times during operation.
9.
Never operate without either the inlet nozzle or optional
hose attachment (if applicable) properly attached to
the machine. Never attempt to attach or change either
attachment while the engine is running.
10.
Keep all guards, deflectors and safety devices in place and
operating properly.
11.
To reduce fire hazards, keep machine free of grass, leaves,
or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and
remove any fuel soaked debris.
11.
Keep your face and body back and to the side of the
chipper chute while feeding material into the machine to
avoid accidental kickback injuries.
12.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light as on a water
heater, space heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other gas
appliances.
12.
Never operate this machine without good visibility or light.
Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm hold on the
handles.
13.
Do not operate this machine on a paved, gravel or nonlevel surface.
14.
Do not operate this machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
15.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
16.
Never pick up or carry machine while the engine is running.
17.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgement. Contact Customer Support for
assistance and the name of the nearest service dealer.
Operation
1.
2.
3.
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If the impeller strikes a foreign object or if your machine
should start making an unusual noise or vibration,
immediately shut the engine off. Allow the impeller to
come to a complete stop. Disconnect the spark plug wire,
ground it against the engine and perform the following
steps:
Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in the
feeding chambers and discharge opening. Contact with
the rotating impeller can amputate fingers, hands, and
feet.
Before starting the machine, make sure the chipper chute,
feed intake, and cutting chamber are empty and free of all
debris.
Thoroughly inspect all material to be shredded and remove
any metal, rocks, bottles, cans, or other foreign objects
which could cause personal injury or damage to the
machine.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Maintenance & Storage
Do not modify engine
1.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
2.
Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent
intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition.
Also, visually inspect machine for any damage and repair,
if needed.
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
3.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, stop the engine
and make certain the impeller and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it
against the engine to prevent unintended starting.
4.
Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
5.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
6.
Follow this manual for safe loading, unloading,
transporting, and storage of this machine.
7.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light such as a water
heater, furnace, clothes dryer, etc.
8.
Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.
9.
Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper
instructions on off-season storage.
10.
If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors.
11.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
12.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
this product has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
or 60 hours of operation. At the end of the Average Useful
Life have the machine inspected annually by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety
systems are working properly and not worn excessively.
Failure to do so can result in accidents, injuries or death.
Notice Regarding Emissions
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and
may include the following emission control systems: Engine
Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC), Secondary Air
Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Spark Arrestor
Warning: This machine is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and should not be used
on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if
any).
If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator. In the State of California the
above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public
Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws
apply on federal lands.
A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your
nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Keep hands out of inlet and discharge openings while machine is running. There are rotating
blades inside
BYSTANDERS
Keep bystanders, pets, and children at least 75 feet from the machine while it is in operation.
Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
WARNING— THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can ricochet.
EYE PROTECTION
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles when operating this machine.
WARNING— GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE
Allow the engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.
WARNING— CARBON MONOXIDE
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
warning: Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and
follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Carton
•
One Chipper Shredder Vacuum
•
One Operator’s Manual
•
One Engine Operator’s Manual
•
One Chipper Chute
•
One Nozzle
•
One Safety Glasses
•
One Bag
•
One Tamper (If Equipped)
•
One Bottle of Oil
Assembly
NOTE: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine.
Fill up gasoline and oil as instructed in the accompanying engine
manual BEFORE operating your chipper shredder vacuum.
Nozzle
1.
Remove three wing nuts from the front of the chipper
shredder vacuum. See Fig. 3-1.
1
2
Figure 3-2
3
2.
Remove the two flange nuts, hex bolts and saddle washers
which secure the right side of the upper handle to the right
side of the lower handle. See Fig. 3-3A.
Figure 3-1
2.
Place nozzle in position over three studs on unit.
3.
Secure with wing nuts just removed. See Fig. 3-1.
NOTE: The metal tab on the nozzle must depress the safety
switch button attached to the front of the chipper shredder
vacuum or engine will not start. See Fig. 3-1.
A
B
Chipper Chute
1.
Loosen, but do not remove, the two hex bolts, flat washers,
and flange nuts which are secured to the support bracket.
See Fig. 3-2.
Figure 3-3
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3.
4.
Remove the three hex nuts and bell washers from the weld
studs beside the opening on the right side of the chippershredder vacuum. See Fig. 3-3B.
Bag
1.
Place the chipper chute over the weld studs keeping the
slotted side towards the bottom. Loosely secure with
the three hex nuts and bell washers that were removed
earlier. Do not fully tighten the hex nuts at this point in the
assembly. See Fig. 3-4A.
Place bag under the upper handle assembly and slip the
front opening on the bag over the discharge chute, making
certain it is over the rim on the discharge chute. Follow
direction of the arrows in Fig. 3-5A.
A
B
B, C, & D
A&D
Figure 3-5
Figure 3-4
5.
Align the support bracket with the holes in the right side
of the upper and lower handles where the hex bolts were
just removed. See Fig. 3-4B. Push up slightly on the chipper
chute in order to better align the holes in the support
bracket with the holes in the handles.
6.
Replace the hex bolts, saddle washers and flange nuts to
affix the support bracket to the handle assemblies. See Fig.
3-4C.
7.
Follow by tightening all hardware securely first on the
chipper chute, then on the support bracket, and finally on
the handle. See Fig. 3-4D.
2.
Place the four straps on top of the bag over the upper
handle, hooking them on the studs to secure in place. See
Fig. 3-5B.
3.
Squeeze the clamp on the drawstring and pull the
drawstring tight. Release the clamp. See Fig. 3-6.
Figure 3-6
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Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
Adjustments
Front Caster Wheels
Nozzle Height
This chipper shredder vacuum is equipped with front caster
wheels. The casters can be locked in a straight ahead position or
to swivel freely.
The nozzle adjustment levers are located on each side of the
nozzle door. The nozzle door can be adjusted to one of five
positions, ranging from 1/2” to 3” ground clearance, to provide
best performance.
1.
Push adjustment lever out away from nozzle.
2.
Slide the height adjustment lever forward or backward for
adjusting the nozzle door upwards or downwards. See Fig.
3-7.
1.
Place pins in smaller holes to allow casters to rotate freely
for maneuvering around trees and flower beds. See Fig.
3-8.
1
2
2
1
3
Figure 3-8
2.
Figure 3-7
3.
Release lever towards nozzle.
NOTE: Height must be adjusted equally. In general, raise
the nozzle to vacuum a thick layer of leaves and lower the
nozzle for smooth surfaces.
Lift and place pins in the larger holes for locked or straight
ahead operation and when operating on slopes.
Set-Up
Gas and Oil Fill-Up
Refer to the separate engine owner’s manual for additional
engine information.
1.
Add oil provided before starting unit for the first time out
of the box.
2.
Service the engine with gasoline as instructed in the
separate engine owner’s manual.
WARNING: Use extreme care when handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Never fuel the machine
indoors or while the engine is hot or running.
Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
WARNING: Never fill fuel tank indoors with engine
running or until the engine has been allowed to cool
for at least two minutes after running.
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Controls and Features
Chipper Chute
Drive Control
Vacuum/
Chipper
Bag
Caster Lock
Nozzle Door
Adjustment Lever
Figure 4-1
WARNING: Be familiar with all controls and their
proper operation. Know how to stop the machine
and disengage them quickly.
Collects shredded or chipped material fed through the chipper
chute or vacuumed up through the nozzle.
Drive Control
Caster Locks
The drive control is located on the upper handle assembly.
Squeezing the drive control against the upper handle engages
the rear wheels. Release the drive control to slow down or stop
wheel drive. See Figure 4-1.
The caster locks are located on top of each front caster wheel.
Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up Section to position wheel locks.
Chipper Chute
WARNING: Always wear safety glasses during
operation or while performing any adjustments or
repairs. Thrown objects which ricochet can cause
serious injury to the eyes.
Allows twigs and small branches up to 3” in diameter to be fed
into the impeller for chipping.
Engine Controls
Nozzle Door Adjustment Levers
See the separate engine manual for the location and function of
the controls on the engine.
The nozzle adjustment levers are located on each side of the
nozzle door. They are used to adjust nozzle door for ground
clearance that will provide the best performance for the
operating conditions. See Fig. 4-1.
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Vacuum/Chipper Bag
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Operation
Starting Engine
8.
WARNING: Keep bystanders, helpers, pets, and
children at least 75 feet from the machine before
starting and while operating. Do not operate this
machine unless the discharge chute and bag have
been properly installed and secured to the machine.
1.
Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make certain the
metal cap on the end of the spark plug is fastened securely
over the metal tip on the spark plug.
2.
Make certain drive control is in the disengaged (released)
position.
3.
Engines with choke lever:
Move choke lever on engine to CHOKE position. (A warm
engine may not require choking).
Engines with primer:
Prime engine as instructed in separate engine manual.
4.
Move engine throttle control lever to FAST or START
position. See Fig. 5-1.
Throttle
Control
STO
P
Choke
Control
NOTE: See your engine manual packed with your unit for
more detailed instructions.
Stopping The Engine
1.
Move throttle control lever to STOP or OFF position.
2.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and ground
against the engine.
To Empty Bag
1.
Open the large zipper in the rear of the bag to empty the
contents. Be certain the zipper is closed completely when
operating the unit.
2.
If bag is removed for any reason, follow instructions for
attaching the bag in the Assembly & Set-Up section.
To Engage Drive
•
To engage the wheel drive, hold the drive control against
the upper handle.
•
Release the drive control to stop the rear wheels from
driving.
•
Release the drive control to slow down when negotiating
an obstacle, making a turn, or stopping.
•
Engage control slowly to prevent the front wheels from
lifting up.
Using the Chipper Shredder Vacuum
Figure 5-1
5.
Place one foot on the left rear wheel to prevent the unit
from skidding while starting.
6.
Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until engine
reaches start of compression cycle (rope will pull slightly
harder at this point).
NOTE: A noise will be heard at the start of the compression
cycle, which will continue to be heard till the impeller
reaches full speed.
7.
Repeat the previous steps until engine fires. When engine
starts, move choke control (if equipped) gradually to RUN
position.
Keeping a firm grip on the starter handle, pull rope with
a rapid, continuous, full arm stroke. Let the rope rewind
slowly.
•
Place both hands on top of the upper handle and hold the
drive control against the upper handle to propel the unit
over yard. Yard waste such as leaves and pine needles can
be vacuumed up through the nozzle for shredding.
•
After material has been shredded by the blades on the
impeller assembly, it will be discharged into catcher bag.
•
Branches up to three inches in diameter can be fed into the
chipper chute.
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to shred or chip any material
other than vegetation found in a normal yard (i.e. branches,
leaves, twigs, etc.) Avoid fibrous plants such as tomato
vines until they are thoroughly dried out. Materials such as
stalks or heavy branches up to 3” in diameter may be fed
into the chipper chute.
WARNING: Do not attempt to shred, chip, or
vacuum any material larger than specified on the
machine or in this manual. Personal injury or
damage to the machine could result.
IMPORTANT: The flail screen is located inside the housing
in the discharge area. If the flail screen becomes clogged,
remove and clean as instructed in the Maintenance section.
For best performance, it is also important to keep the
chipper blade sharp.
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Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance
Engine Care
General Recommendations
•
Refer to the separate engine manual for all engine
maintenance instructions.
•
Always observe safety rules when performing any
maintenance.
•
•
The warranty on this chipper/shredder vacuum does not
cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or
negligence. To receive full value from warranty, operator
must maintain the equipment as instructed here.
Check engine oil level before each use as instructed in the
separate engine manual packed with your unit. Read and
follow instructions carefully.
•
Clean air cleaner every 25 hours under normal conditions
or once a season. Clean every few hours under extremely
dusty conditions. To service the air cleaner, refer to the
separate engine manual packed with your unit.
•
The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset once
a season. Check engine manual for correct plug type and
gap specifications.
•
Changing of engine-governed speed will void engine
warranty.
•
All adjustments should be checked at least once each
season.
•
Periodically check all fasteners and make sure these are
tight.
WARNING: Always stop engine and disconnect
spark plug wire before cleaning, lubricating or doing
any kind of maintenance on your machine.
Lubrication
Cleaning The Flail Screen
If the discharge area becomes clogged, remove the flail screen
and clean area as follows:
1.
Stop the engine. Make certain the chipper/shredder
vacuum has come to a complete stop.
2.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and ground
against the engine.
1.
Lubricate the rear wheels with light oil once a season.
3.
Remove and set aside the vacuum bag.
2.
Lubricate each nozzle door adjustment lever once a season
with light oil.
4.
Remove the four self-tapping screws from the bottom of
the discharge chute. See Fig. 6-1A.
3.
Grease fittings are located on the front caster wheels to
provide easy lubrication of the swivel pins.
Equipment Care
•
Clean the chipper/shredder vacuum thoroughly after each
use.
•
Wash bag periodically with water. Allow to dry thoroughly
in shade.
•
If the flail screen becomes clogged, remove and clean as
instructed below.
B
A
NOTE: Cleaning with a forceful spray of water is not
recommended as it could contaminate the fuel system.
A
Figure 6-1
5.
12
Remove the hex bolt, saddle washer and hex nut from the
top and remove the discharge chute assembly. See Fig.
6-1B.
6.
Remove the two hex bolts and hex nuts which extend
through the impeller housing. See Fig. 6-2A.
Adjustments
Drive Control Cable
B
Periodic adjustment of the drive control cable may be required if:
•
The chipper shredder vacuum moves forward with the
drive control disengaged.
•
It does not self-propel with the drive control engaged.
•
Drive belt is slipping (unit hesitates while engine maintains
the same speed).
Use the adjustment wheel located in the control housing to
tighten or loosen the drive control cable until the above situation
is corrected. See Fig. 6-3.
A
Figure 6-2
7.
Lift the flail screen from inside the housing. See Fig. 6-2B.
8.
Clean the flail screen by scraping and/or washing with
water, and reinstall the screen.
Tighten
NOTE: Be certain to reassemble the flail screen with the
curved side down.
9.
Loosen
Reattach the discharge chute assembly with the hardware
previously removed and attach the bag to the unit.
Tire Pressure (Pneumatic tires only)
Maximum tire pressure under any circumstance is 30 psi. Equal
tire pressure should be maintained at all times assembly.
Figure 6-3
In addition, the adjustment wheel may also be used to determine
the position in which the drive control is engaged. If it is more
comfortable to have the drive engaged with the lever further
away from the handle, tighten the cable.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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Service
Blade Care
6.
WARNING: Before performing any type of
WARNING: Use caution when replacing the blades.
maintenance on the machine, wait for all parts to
stop moving and disconnect the spark plug wire.
Failure to follow this instruction could result in
personal injury or property damage.
Wear heavy gloves to avoid injury while handling
the weld bolts, housing or the blades.
NOTE: When sharpening blades, follow the original angle
of grind. Also, make sure to remove an equal amount from
each blade and torque hardware to 250 - 300 in.lb.
NOTE: When tipping the unit, empty the fuel tank and keep
engine spark plug side up.
1.
Disconnect spark plug wire and ground it against engine.
2.
Remove flail screen as instructed in previous section.
3.
Remove plastic belt cover from front of the engine by
removing the two self-tapping screws. See Fig. 7-1A.
Remove other blade in the same manner to replace or
sharpen.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that blades are reassembled with
the sharp edge facing upward.
Belt Care
NOTE: Several components must be removed and a special tool
is required in order to change the chipper/shredder vacuum’s
belt. See an authorized Service Dealer to have your belt replaced.
Off-Season Storage
A
C
B
•
When storing the chipper/shredder vacuum in an
unventilated or metal storage shed, care should be taken
to rustproof the non-painted surfaces. Using a light oil
or silicone, coat the equipment, especially any springs,
bearings, and cables.
•
Remove all dirt from exterior of engine and equipment.
•
Follow lubrication recommendations.
•
Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage
instructions.
•
Store equipment in a clean, dry area. Do not store in an
area where equipment is present that may use a pilot light
or has a component that can create a spark.
WARNING: Never store the machine or fuel
Figure 7-1
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4.
Remove the access plate by removing two hex lock nuts.
See Fig. 7-1B.
5.
Locate one of the chipper blades in the access opening
by rotating the impeller assembly by hand. Remove
the chipper blade using a 3/16” allen wrench and a 1/2”
wrench. See Fig. 7-1C.
container indoors where there is an open flame,
spark, or pilot light such as on a water heater,
furnace, clothes dryer, or other gas appliance.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine Fails to start
Cause
Remedy
1. Throttle lever not in correct starting position.
1. Move throttle lever to FAST or START
position.
2. Spark plug wire disconnected.
2. Connect wire to spark plug.
3. Choke not in CHOKE position (if equipped).
3. Move choke lever to CHOKE position.
4. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
4. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
5. Engine not primed (if equipped).
5. Prime engine as instructed in Engine Manual.
6. Faulty spark plug.
6. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
7. Engine flooded.
7. Wait a few minutes to restart, but do not
prime.
1. Spark plug boot loose.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug boot.
2. Unit running on CHOKE (if equipped).
2. Move choke lever to OFF position.
3. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
3. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
gasoline.
4. Low engine RPM.
4. Always run engine at full throttle.
5. Water or dirt in fuel system.
5. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
6. Dirty air cleaner.
6. Refer to engine manual.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
7. See authorized service dealer.
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
2. Refer to engine manual.
1. Spark plug gap too close.
1. Remove spark plug and adjust gap to .030”.
2. Carburetor idle mixture adjustment
improperly set.
2. See authorized service dealer.
Excessive Vibration
1. Loose parts or damaged impeller.
2. See authorized service dealer.
Unit does not discharge
1. Discharge area clogged.
1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Clean flail screen and inside
of discharge opening.
2. Foreign object lodged in impeller.
2. Stop engine and disconnect spark plug wire.
Remove lodged object.
3. Low engine RPM.
3. Always run engine at full throttle.
4. Vacuum bag is full.
4. Empty bag.
Rate of discharge slows
considerably or composition
of discharged material
changes
1. Low engine RPM.
1. Always run engine at full throttle.
2. Chipper blade dull.
2. Replace chipper blade or see your authorized
service dealer.
Unit fails to propel itself
or slips when drive
control is engaged
1. Drive control cable out of adjustment.
1. Follow adjustment procedure in
Maintenance & Adjustments section of
manual.
2. Drive belt worn or damaged.
2. See authorized service dealer.
Engine runs erratic
Engine overheats
Occasional skips
(hesitates) at
high speed
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
759-3336
Spark Plug
BS-491588S
BS-493537S
Air Filter Cartridge
Pre-Cleaner
BS-792647
Fuel Cap
BS-694485
Fuel Filter
964-04001
Bag
Phone (800) 828-5500 or (330) 558-7220 to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and
serial number ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.troybilt.com.
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Component
Part Number and Description
942-0544B
Chipper Blade (2 total)
719-04308
Flail Blade (3 total)
634-0244
Wheel (Rear)
734-1804A
Wheel (Front)
954-0457
Belt
Phone (800) 828-5500 or (330) 558-7220 to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and
serial number ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.troybilt.com.
Section 9 — Replacement Parts
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Troy-Bilt LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States
and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products Limited
with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canada and/
or its territories and possessions (either entity respectively, “TroyBilt”).
c. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
“Troy-Bilt” warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts
and Attachments as described below) against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date
of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of
charge, any part found to be defective in materials or workmanship.
This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been
operated and maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual
furnished with the product, and has not been subject to misuse,
abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage because of other
peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or use
of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by Troy-Bilt for use
with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your warranty as
to any resulting damage.
e. Troy-Bilt does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Troy-Bilt’s authorized channels of export distribution.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items
such as: batteries, belts, blades, blade adapters, tines, grass bags,
wheels, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes, friction
wheels, shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
Attachments — Troy-Bilt warrants attachments for this product
against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1)
year, commencing on the date of the attachment’s original purchase
or lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items such as:
grass collectors and mulch kits.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service dealer.
To locate the dealer in your area:
In the U.S.A.
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact Troy-Bilt LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-866-840-6483,
1-330-558-7220 or log on to our Web site at www.troybilt.com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, or call 1-800668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items may carry a
separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
d. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
f. Replacement parts that are not genuine Troy-Bilt parts.
g. Transportation charges and service calls.
h. Troy-Bilt does not warrant this product for commercial use.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, applies after
the applicable period of express written warranty above as to the
parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written or
oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product, shall
bind Troy-Bilt. During the period of the warranty, the exclusive
remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Troy-Bilt shall not be liable
for incidental or consequential loss or damage including, without
limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn
care services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a
warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of
the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of
the product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability
for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others
and their property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the
product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
b. Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate oneyear warranty.
Troy-Bilt LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-866-840-6483, 1-330-558-7220
MTD Canada Limited - KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238
GDOC-100020 REV. A