Post Hole Digger Book.book

Post Hole Digger Book.book
EPHD, RPHD
HPHD, SPHD
POST HOLE DIGGER
Published 02/11
Part No. 01430870C
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
RHINO
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1020 S. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936
800-446-5158
Email: [email protected]
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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
PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE
CHECK AND ADJUST OR LUBRICATE AS REQUIRED
See Operator’s Manual for Details
LUBRICATION & HYDRAULICS
 Gearbox (Oil Levels)
 Drivelines (Proper Length and Lubrication)
 Wheel Hubs (Lubricate)
 Hinge and Pivots (Lubricate)
 Hydraulic Cylinder Vent Plugs
 Gearbox Vent Plugs (Location and Operation)
 Hydraulic Hoses (Check for Leaks)
TIRE & WHEELS
 Tire Air Pressure/Lug Nuts (Correct Torque)
 Wheel Hub Dust Caps
 Tail Wheel Beam (Grease & Height Adjustment)
 Wheel Bearing (Check Grease and Preload)
ATTACHMENTS & INSTALLATION
 Deflectors Front And Rear
 Shredding Attachments
 Correct Blade Rotation Direction
 Axle Arms And Beams
 Tongue And Control Rods (Installed And Adjusted)
 All Bolts - Pins And Nuts (Proper Torque)
IMPLEMENT TO TRACTOR CONNECTION
 Draw Bar Length (Check And Set)
 A-Frame Pivot & Links
 Control Rods (Adjusted Equal)
 Axle height (Adjusted)
 Cutting Height (Adjust)
 Implement Belts (Checked and Adjusted)
 Implement Wing (Adjust Level With the Center)
 Implement Wing (Check for Proper Raising Operation)
 C.V. Drivelines (Check Max Turn Radius)
 Pull Type Hitch (Height Adjustment)
 Hydraulic Hoses (Tied to Prevent Interference)
SAFETY ITEMS
 Protective Shields (Operation And Installation)
 Safety Decals (Installed)
 Operator’s Manual (Supplied)
 S.M.V. Emblem (Installed If Needed)
 Neutral Safety & Cut - Off Switches
 Safety Tow Chain (Installed)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION .............................................................................................................. 1-1
General Safety Instructions and Practices ......................................................................................................... 1-2
Decal Location ................................................................................................................................................. 1-11
Decal Description ............................................................................................................................................. 1-13
Federal Laws and Regulations ........................................................................................................................ 1-19
INTRODUCTION SECTION ................................................................................................. 2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION ........................................................................................................ 3-1
SETTING UP AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................................... 3-2
To Attach Quick Disconnect Driveline to Tractor ............................................................................................... 3-3
To Attach Slip Clutch Driveline .......................................................................................................................... 3-3
To Attach Shear Bolt Input Driveline To Gearbox .............................................................................................. 3-3
To Attach Slip Clutch Input Driveline to Gearbox. .............................................................................................. 3-4
ATTACHING DOWN PRESSURE KIT TO RHINO SPHD POST HOLE DIGGER ............................................ 3-4
ATTACHING HYDRAULIC DRIVE PHD ............................................................................................................ 3-6
ATTACHING UNIVERSAL BOLT-ON BUCKET ADAPTER (Optional) .............................................................. 3-7
ATTACHING UNIVERSAL CHAIN BUCKET MOUNT (Optional) ...................................................................... 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 Safety Devices ....................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor Horsepower ........................................................................................................................................... 4-6
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
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT .............................................................................................................................. 4-9
Driveline Length Check ...................................................................................................................................... 4-9
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE ........................................................................................... 4-10
Post Hole Digger Pre-Inspection/Service ......................................................................................................... 4-10
Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................ 4-11
OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ........................................................................................... 4-14
Starting the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-15
Brake and Differential Lock Setting .................................................................................................................. 4-16
Operating the Unit ............................................................................................................................................ 4-17
Shutting Down the Implement .......................................................................................................................... 4-18
DISCONNECTING THE POST HOLE DIGGER FROM THE TRACTOR ........................................................ 4-18
UNIT STORAGE .............................................................................................................................................. 4-19
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................... 4-19
Transporting on Public Roadways ................................................................................................................... 4-19
Hauling the Tractor and Implement .................................................................................................................. 4-21
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ........................................................................................................................ 4-22
MAINTENANCE SECTION .................................................................................................. 1-1
General Maintenance ......................................................................................................................................... 1-2
RADIAL PIN CLUTCH ....................................................................................................................................... 1-3
Disassembly ....................................................................................................................................................... 1-3
SHEAR PIN REMOVAL ..................................................................................................................................... 1-4
Assembly ........................................................................................................................................................... 1-4
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS ............................................................................................................ 1-5
SAFETY SECTION
Safety Section 1-1
SAFETY
General Safety Instructions and Practices
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)
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)
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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)
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)
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 lower the implement, 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)
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)
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SAFETY
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)
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
completelystopped. (SG-12)
SAFETY
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 Section 1-4
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. Inadvertent contact with controls can cause the
Implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO speeds can cause
Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in serious injury or death. (SG-26)
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SAFETY
DO NOT 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)
Never leave the Tractor and Implement unattended while the Implement is in the lifted
position. Accidental operation of lifting lever or a hydraulic failure may cause sudden drop
of unit with injury or death by crushing. To properly park the implement when
disconnecting it from the tractor, lower the stand and put the retaining pin securely in place,
or put a secure support under the A-Frame. Lower the implement carefully to the ground.
Do not put hands or feet under lifted components. (S3PT-1)
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.
(S3PT-02)
Make sure the PTO shield, integral driveline shields, and input shields
are installed when using PTO-driven equipment. Always replace any
shield if it is damaged or missing. (S3PT-8)
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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)
SAFETY
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)
The rotating parts of this machine continue to rotate even after the PTO has been turned off.
The operator should remain in the operator’s seat for 60 seconds after the brake has been
set, the PTO disengaged, the tractor turned off, and all evidence of rotation has ceased.
SAFETY
(S3PT-10)
“Wait a minute...Save a life!”
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause
immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
All Safety Shields including the Driveline and Gearbox Shields, Tractor PTO Shield, and
Output/Auger Shield must be installed and in good condition at all times when operating.
NEVER REMOVE SHIELDS! When shields are removed for maintenance, all shields
must be replaced and be in good condition before operating. Make certain that DRIVELINE SHIELDS ARE
FREE TO ROTATE TOGETHER AND SEPARATELY to provide the designed protection. (SPHD-1)
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death. (SPHD-2)
Sway Bars, Sway Chains, Sway Blocks or some other equivalent device MUST be used to
stabilize machine behind tractor. Such devices help locate Auger point correctly and
rapidly from the Tractor seat. Adjust the devices as tightly as practical for best
performance. (SPHD-3)
NEVER put hands on the Post Hole Digger Auger, Gearbox, or Boom to locate the Auger
when there is any sign of rotation of the Driveline or Auger. Post Hole Diggers are
operated by one person from the tractor seat. Keep all bystanders and/or coworkers away
from the Post Hole Digger. (SPHD-4)
Make certain that Driveline Yoke-retaining Cotter Pin is spread smoothly around the Yoke
and that there are no protruding ends. The Driveline Shield must cover the Cotter Pin as
well as the surrounding area to protect against entanglement. (SPHD-5)
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SAFETY
NEVER USE A SHEAR BOLT WITH MORE THAN 1/8" OF PROTRUDING THREADS.
Put washer(s) under Nut if necessary. Always use P/N 4318002M1 Grade Two Shear Bolt
(3/8 x 3” Grade 2) or equivalent to prevent entanglement and possible Gearbox, Auger, or
Driveline damage. Entanglement could result in serious injury or death. (SPHD-6_AGCO)
Never use a long, unthreaded pin or bar in the place of the regular Shear Bolt. Such an
alteration of the machine increases the accidental entanglement potential. Entanglement
could result in possible serious injury or even death. (SPHD-7)
Never lift Post Hole Digger more than 12" off ground with PTO operating to prevent rapid
wear to U-Joints and possible failure of Drivelines. The exposed rotating auger or failed
rotating parts could result in entanglement and cause serious injury or death. (SPHD-9)
Never move from hole-to-hole or transport with Auger rotating to prevent possible
instantaneous driveline failure that could lead to being hit by the disconnected parts or to
entanglement and cause serious injury or death. (SPHD-10)
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this Post Hole Digger.
REMEMBER! This machine can be operated on hillsides and slopes and in other rough
conditions which require increased care and increased awareness of the potential hazards
on both the operator’s and any bystander's part. Serious injury or even death may occur
unless care is taken to insure the safety of the operator, helpers, and any bystanders. (SPHD-11)
Use extreme care when the Auger is in the transport position to prevent contact between
the Auger and bystanders or solid objects. Contact with the Auger could cause serious
damage, injury, or death. Never operate the Auger while in the transport position. (SPHD-12)
Dig holes only while seated in the Operator’s seat with the seatbelt securely fastened.
Keep all other persons a minimum distance of 10 feet away from the Tractor and Digger.
Always engage the Tractor parking brakes and set the transmission in park when operating
the digger. (SPHD-14)
The auger boom hook is intended for lifting small items such as a fence post or digging
auger. Avoid using excessive force when lifting with the auger hook to prevent damage to
the auger boom and from lifting the front tires of the tractor off the ground. Always maintain
20% of the total weight of the tractor and implement on the front tires. Add tractor front end ballast if needed.
NEVER engage the PTO when lifting or supporting an item with the auger hook. (SPHD-16)
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SAFETY
Never use body weight to try to push Auger into the ground to prevent entanglement and
possible serious injury or death. (See Operating Instructions for advice on drilling in hard
ground or rocky conditions.) (SPHD-8)
SAFETY
SAFETY
Do not operate the posthole digger near existing fence wire.
Fencing wire, loose wire, cable, landscape webbing or other
similar debris can become entangled in the auger and be
rapidly pulled into the auger along with bystanders in contact with he material.
This can result in serious bodily injury or death. Inspect the area before digging
and remove any fencing material, wire, cable, chain, rope, landscape webbing or
other similar debris that could become entangled in the auger. Keep all
bystanders 10 feet away from the auger and any wire of fencing material near the
auger. SPHD- 18
Be sure you have adequate knowledge of the property you will be working on. Take time to
make yourself aware of any area underground lines or cables. Contact with buried lines or
cable could result in serious injury or death. If in doubt about buried utility lines call 811
before digging or 1-800-258-0808. (SBH-6)
PARTS INFORMATION
Rhino products are designed utilizing specifically matched system components to ensure optimum equipment
performance. These parts are made and tested to Rhino 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 Rhino parts for economy and safety. (SPRM-2)
SEE YOUR RHINO DEALER
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SAFETY
Decal Location
SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
00725746
00756004
00756005
00756494
00760657
00773723
00767037
00767038
00767039
00767040
00767041
00767042
03200347
00763977
99101
00755485
00755522
00755523
00768286
NFS
00771283
00771285
00776031
01430870C
10058000
00024100
02959924
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
*
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
3
6
3
PELIGRO
DANGER
DANGER
DANGER
IMPORTANT
PELIGRO
DANGER
DANGER
DANGER
DANGER
WARNING
WARNING
REFLECT
INSTRUCT
LOGO NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
SER PLT
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
_________
_________
_________
_________
_________
Get Manual Translated
D/L Shield Missing
Rotating Driveline
Driveline Multiple Hazard
Rhino Genuine Parts
Rotating Driveline Translation
Entanglement Hazards
Shear Pin Replacement
Auger Entanglement
Dig from Tractor Seat
Multiple Hazard, PHD
Guide Lever Hazards
SMV Reflector
Notice to Owner
RHINO
RHPD
HPHD
SPHD
EPHD
Serial Plate
5-Year Gearbox Warranty-RPHD, SPHD, HPHD
3-Year Gearbox Warranty -EPHD
Canister, Operator’s Manual
Operator’s Manual
Bolt
Flatwasher
Locknut
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
* Furnished by Tractor Manufacture
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SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
1.
00725746
1
INSTRUCT
Low Flow
2.
00768562
1
INSTRUCT
High Flow
3.
00767037
1
DANGER
Entanglement
4.
00771283
1
INSTRUCT
5-Year Warranty (Gearbox)
5.
99101
2
LOGO
Rhino
6.
NFS
1
SER PLT
Serial Plate
NOTE: When utilizing 3-point hitch assembly on hydraulic drive, mount manual canister on bracket provided
on boom, use hardware provided.
NOTE: Rhino supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may
occur while in shipping, use or reconditioning. Rhino cares about the safety of its customers, operators, and
bystanders, and will replace the safety decals on this product in the field, free of charge (Some shipping and
handling charges may apply). Contact your Rhino dealer to order replacement decals.
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SAFETY
Decal Description
Peligro Translation, If you do not know how to read
English, please find someone who knows how to
read English.
DANGER! Guard Missing, Do Not Operate. If you
see this decal, Do Not Operate the mower until the
shield has been replaced.
P/N 00756004
DANGER! Rotating Driveline Keep Away, Contact
can cause death.
P/N 00756005
DANGER! Make certain that drivelines are correct
length and are securely attached.
P/N 00756494
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SAFETY
P/N 00725746
SAFETY
For safety and to guarantee optimum product
reliability always use genuine RHINO replacement
parts.
SAFETY
P/N 00760657
PELIGRO! Spanish Translation for Driveline Safety
P/N 00773723
DANGER! To Prevent Serious Injury or Death from
Entanglement with Rotating Parts: KEEP AT
LEAST 10 FEET AWAY
00767037
DANGER! Never use a Shear Bolt with more than
1/8” of threads protruding to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death.
00767038
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SAFETY
DANGER! Shield Missing. Do Not Operate. Auger
Entanglement Can Cause Injury or Death.
00767039
00767040
WARNING! Failure to follow Safe Operating
Practices & Common Sense can lead to Bodily
Injury or Death. Keep Everyone 10 Feet Away from
Rotating Parts.
00767041
WARNING! Make certain that Guide Lever is
adjusted or bent to clear the operator’s body and all
tractor components. Guide Lever can cause head
injury and/or crush hand against structure of tractor
or ROPS.
00767042
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SAFETY
DANGER! To Avoid Possible Entanglement and
Bodily Injury or Death: Dig holes only while sitting
on tractor seat. Keep everyone at least 10 feet
away. 300 PTO RPM Maximum. Get Spanish
translation.
SAFETY
Slow Moving Vehicle Decal. Keep SMV reflector
clean and visible. DO NOT transport or operate
without the SMV.
SAFETY
P/N 03200347
Operator's Manual (with repair parts) and warranty
was attached to this implement during final
inspection.
P/N 00763977
LOGO NAME
P/N 99101
NAME DECAL - RPHD
P/N 00755485
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SAFETY
NAME DECAL - HPHD
SAFETY
P/N 00755522
NAME DECAL - SPHD
P/N 00755523
NAME DECAL - EPHD
00768286
INFORMATION - 5 Year Gearbox Warranty
P/N 00771283
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SAFETY
INFORMATION - 3 Year Gearbox Warranty
SAFETY
00771285
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 Section 1-18
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 300 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
INTRODUCTION
The RPHD is designed for use with tractors up to 40 HP. The HPHD models comes with a 3-1/2” reinforced
boom to withstand the stress of larger tractors and tougher jobs. For commercial and industrial applications,
the SPHD with its heavy-duty gearbox and reinforced 3-1/2” boom, will provide years of service. The hydraulic
drive units are designed for tractors with up to 20 gallons per minute and up to 3000 PSI of hydraulic flow
through their remote couplers and can be mounted on a 3-point boom or onto a front-end loader attachment.
An optional hydraulic down-pressure kit is available for SPHD to provide an additional 500 lbs. of down
pressure in tough digging conditions. Augers are available in diameters of 6”, 9”, 12”, 18” and 24”. Optional
shear bolt or radial pin clutch protection is available on all models of Rhino Post Hole Diggers.
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 which are present 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.
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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.
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.
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INTRODUCTION
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 for the implement.
ASSEMBLY SECTION
Assembly Section 3-1
ASSEMBLY
SETTING UP AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY
NOTICE: Be careful when handling the components during assembly, since the joints can rotate, pinching
fingers and hands painfully.
1. Attach the Hitch Frame to the Boom Crane using the Yoke Pin provided in the clips welded to the Hitch
Frame.
2. Stand the Gearbox in an upright position with weight on the Shield around the Output Shaft. Attach the
Boom Crane to the Gearbox using the Mounting Shaft and Cotter Pins provided on the Gearbox.
3. Attach the straight-bored Driveline Yoke to the Gearbox Input Shaft with the Shear Bolt, Nut and
Lockwasher and the Cotter Pin provided and spread ends until they are flat and wrapped around the yoke.
NOTE: This keeps the driveline from flying off the Input Shaft when the Shear Bolt shears, and it must be
maintained properly and replace if worn. Be sure the Yoke and the Gearbox Input Shaft are clean, free of
burrs and are well-lubricated. This must be a slip-fit to prevent galling of the yoke and Input Shaft when the
safety Shear Bolt becomes sheared.
Do not allow ends of Cotter Pin to protrude. Wrap tightly around Yoke with both ends
opposite to direction of rotation.
Guide Lever (Extra Equipment) can squeeze your hands or hit your body if not properly
positioned. Bend, or offset Guide Lever to fit your needs without interfering with tractor,
digger, or operators body.
4. Attach Guiding Lever if ordered, to the Gearbox by removing two existing Bolts from the Top Cover of the
Gearbox. Fasten Lever using two GR5 Bolts and two Flatwashers (furnished with Lever) to Shim at rear
hole.
To Attach to Tractor
A. For Rhino model RPHD with regular Boom & Hitch frame, remove tractor top link and attach Boom to
same point on tractor with top link pin and Klik Pins securely. Leave the Bushing in place for Category
I and remove it for Category II.
B. For Rhino models HPHD and SPHD with Heavy-Duty Boom & Hitch Frame, remove tractor top link and
attach Boom to same point on tractor with top link pin and Klik pins securely. Leave the Bushing in
place for Category I and remove it for Category II.
C. Attach Hitch pins to Yoke with 7/8” diameter outward for Category I and 1-1/8” diameter outward for
Category II. Install Hitch pins to lower links on tractor and latch Klik pins securely.
Sway Chains, Sway Bars, Sway Blocks or some such device must be used to stabilize
machine behind tractor to make it easy to locate Auger point correctly and rapidly. Adjust as
tightly as practical for best performance.
5. Slowly raise the Digger with the tractor hydraulic system. Watch to see that the Driveline and/or Shield
sections do not separate or get into a bind while raising the Digger. Attach the Auger to the Output Shaft of
the Gearbox using tow GR5 capscrews with Lockwashers and Hex Nuts.
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ASSEMBLY
To Attach Quick Disconnect Driveline to Tractor
See Figure Asm-D-0005_AGCO
A.
1. Twist Collar on yoke to the left (CCW).
2. Slide yoke (with collar rotated to left) onto tractor PTO shaft.
3. Move yoke back and forth until locking collar “clicks” back to the right, and locks the Yoke to PTO.
B. Make certain the Tractor Master Shield is in good condition and placed securely on tractor.
C. Check to make certain that Shields rotate freely together and separately.
See Figure Asm-D-0005_AGCO
A.
1.
Slide Slip Clutch onto tractor PTO Shaft. Pull spring collar toward rear and push Slip Clutch fully onto
PTO Shaft.
2. Pull firmly on Clutch to make certain that lock balls have seated in groove in PTO Shaft.
B. Make certain the Tractor Master Shield is in good condition and placed securely onto tractor.
C. Check to make certain that Shields rotate freely together and separately.
To Attach Shear Bolt Input Driveline To Gearbox
See Figure Asm-D-0005_AGCO
A.
1.
2.
Attach driveline to gearbox input shaft with bolt 3/8NC X3 GR2
Secure Driveline to gearbox groove with roll pin 1/4”X1-1/2”
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ASSEMBLY
To Attach Slip Clutch Driveline
ASSEMBLY
To Attach Slip Clutch Input Driveline to Gearbox.
See Figure Asm-D-0005
A.
ASSEMBLY
1.
2.
Attach Driveline To Gearbox Input Shaft with Bolt 3/8NC x 2-1/2” GR8
Secure Driveline to Gearbox Groove with Cotter Pin 3/16” x 2-1/2” (01422502). Pin secures driveline to
Gearbox Incase of Shear Bolt Failure.
ATTACHING DOWN PRESSURE KIT TO RHINO SPHD POST HOLE
DIGGER
Tractor must be equipped with at least one remote hydraulic outlet.
1. Remove pin (Item 19) securing yoke to boom.
2. Install R.H. cylinder support (Item 13) and L.H. cylinder support (Item 12) and reinstall yoke to boom pivot
tube.
3. Install spacer (Item 14) between cylinder supports and secure with bolt (Item 15), lock washer and nut.
(Hand tighten only).
4. Attach upper and lower tube clamps (Items 7 & 8) to boom, hand tighten only, with bolt (Item 9), lock
washer and nut.
5. Attach 90 degrees hydraulic fitting (Item 5) to cylinder (Item 6). Do not over tighten. Attach hose (Item 4) to
90 degree fitting.
6. Attach boom assembly to tractor three point hitch by following instruction on pages 2-2 & 2-3 of this
manual. Start tractor and slowly raise post hole digger to maximum height. Shut off tractor.
7. Attach butt end of cylinder (Item 6) to upper ends of cylinder supports (Item 12 & 13) with pin (Item 16).
Secure pin with cotter pins (Item 11).
NOTE: Hydraulic connection (Item5) must be on under side of cylinder.
8. Collapse cylinder to minimum length and attach cylinder rod end to upper clamp (Item 7) with pin (Item 10).
Secure pin with cotter pins (Item 11).
9. Push upper ends of cylinder supports (Item 12 & 13) forward, so the lower ends of the cylinder supports
are resting firmly against the yoke. Pull cylinder rod out 3/4” (approximately) by sliding clamp assembly
(Items 7 & 8) on boom. Tighten clamp securely to boom in this location.
10. Tighten bolt (Item 15) and nut to secure spacer (Item 14) between cylinder supports.
11. Attach free end of hydraulic hose (Item 4) to adaptor (Item 3). Attach adaptor (Item 3) to relief valve (Item
2). Attach adaptor (Item 1) to relief valve (Item 2). Connect adaptor (Item 1) to quick disconnect or hose
(not supplied) leading to tractor hydraulic outlet. Another hose (not supplied) must be routed from the relief
valve (Item 2) back to the hydraulic reservoir of the tractor.
NOTE: Do not use torque values supplied for bolts on these hydraulic fittings.
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ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
The Hose and Fittings to connect the valve to the sump should be obtained locally. The connection to the sump
can be made at an oil fill, oil level check, breather or drain opening. The thread at the Valve is 1/2” pipe thread.
Attach a suitable Hose Coupler Tip to the 1/2” nipple of the Valve. The Coupler Tip is not included and must be
obtained from the tractor dealer. Connect Coupler Tip and Valve to a remote hydraulic outlet on rear of tractor.
If tractor is equipped with a 4-way remote control valve, there will be two outlets. Either one can be used
depending upon which direction the operator prefers to move the valve control lever to apply down force.
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ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING HYDRAULIC DRIVE PHD
1. Attach Hydraulic Drive Gearbox (8) to Auger Shield (7) using 5/16” x 3/4 Bolts (4), Lockwasher (5), and
Flatwasher (6).
2. Place Hydraulic Coupling (9) onto the Hydraulic Motor’s (10) spline shaft. Align Coupling (9) and Motor (10)
with receiving end of Gearbox as shown in Asm-D-0008.
3. Secure Hydraulic Motor (10) to Hydraulic Drive Gearbox (8) using 1/2” x 1-3/4” Bolts (1), Lockwasher (2),
and Bar Spring Clip (3).
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ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING UNIVERSAL BOLT-ON BUCKET ADAPTER (Optional)
1. Locate yoke mount (1) in position on bucket
where it is most convenient for operator to view
operation of auger.
2. Use yoke mount as a guide for marking and
drilling holes through bucket.
4. Attach yoke (5) to yoke mount using 7/8” bolt (6)
and nut (7). Attach gearbox to yoke.
5. Attach spring (8) between motor and yoke
mount.
ATTACHING UNIVERSAL CHAIN BUCKET MOUNT (Optional)
1. Slide mount bracket (1) into place as shown.
2. Attach chain (2) to bottom links and wrap
around the bucket.
3. Attach the chain to ratchet binder (3) w/ clevis
links (4) and attach other end of binder to the
upper links on the mount bracket.
4. Tighten ratchet binder until chains are tight. Be
careful not to overtighten because damage can
result to loader bucket.
5. Attach yoke (5) to mount bracket using 7/8” bolt
(6) and nut (7). Attach gearbox to yoke.
6. Attach spring (8) between motor and mount
bracket.
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ASSEMBLY
3. Attach yoke mount and sandwich bucket
between mount and backing plate (2) and bolt
together, using 1/2” x 2” bolt (3) and nut (4).
OPERATION SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
OPERATION
POST HOLE DIGGER
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
This Digger is manufactured with quality material by skilled workers. The Post Hole Digger is designed for
digging post holes or for transplanting trees or shrubs. The unit is equipped with protective guards to prevent
the operator from entanglement with implement parts, however, no shielding is 100% effective. All shields and
guards equipped on the unit must be maintained on the unit in good operational condition.
It is the operator’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of all potential operating hazards and to take every
reasonable precaution to ensure oneself, others, animals, and property are not injured or damaged by the unit
or tractor. Do not operate the unit if passersby, pets, livestock, or property are in the working area.
This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate safe and proper 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 post hole digger. 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 unit and tractor operation and all associated safety practices before operating the unit and
tractor. Proper operation of unit, as detailed in this manual, will help ensure years of safe and satisfactory use
of the unit.
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)
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OPERATION
1. Standard Equipment and Specifications
HPHD
RPHD
SPHD
CAT I
CAT I-II
CAT I
CAT I-II
Yoke Tubing
2-7/8”
2-7/8”
2-7/8”
2-7/8”
Boom Tubing
2-7/8”
3-1/2”
2-7/8”
3-1/2”
Auger Length
42"
42”
42”
42”
540 RPM*
Std.
Std.
Std.
Std.
Cat 2 Driveline (Shielded)
Std.
Std.
Std.
Std.
2" Output Shaft (Shielded)
Std.
Std.
Std.
Std.
Gearbox Warranty
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
Gearbox (Ratio/Weight)
3:1(45 Lbs.)
3.81:1(84 Lbs.)
3.18:1(84 Lbs.)
4.0:1(108 Lbs.)
Hydraulic Drive
Input RPM (Max.)
300 RPM
Output Shaft Diameter
2”
Hitch Types
CAT I-II Three-Point, Bolt on Bucket Mount Kit,
or Universal Chain Mount Kit
Low Volume Drive Motor
For Systems Delivering 5-12 GPM at 1500 to 3000 PSI
700 ft./lbs. Max. Torque at Spindle, at 2500 PSI
High Volume Drive Motor
For Systems Delivering 10-25 GPM at 1500-3000 PSI
1000 ft./lbs. Max. Torque at Spindle, at 2000 PSI
Digging Depth
42”
Drive Protection
Tractor’s Hydraulic Relief Valve
Gearbox Ratio
3.18:1
Gearbox Warranty
5 Years
Hydraulic-Drive Motor Warranty
2 Years
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OPERATION
EPHD
Hitch Pins
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
DO NOT 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
3. TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
The tractor used to operate the unit must have the power capacity to lift, pull, and operate the Power Take Off
(PTO) at the unit rated speed while traveling at a ground speed between 2 and 5 MPH. Operating the unit with
a tractor that does not meet the following requirements may cause tractor or unit damage and be a potential
danger to the operator and passersby.
Tractor Requirements and Capabilities
ASABE approved Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or ROPS cab and seat belt.
Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting, PTO master shield
Tractor Horsepower:......................... 40 PTO HP
Hitch Pins ......................................... CAT I, CAT I-II
Front End Weight ............................. As needed to maintain 20% weight on front axle
Power Take Off................................. 540 RPM 6-spline, 1-3/8” diameter output shaft
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 models 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 Safety Devices
If transporting or operating the tractor and implement near a public roadway, the tractor must be equipped with
proper warning lighting and a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem which are clearly visible from the rear of
the unit. Lights and a SMV emblem must be equipped directly on implements if the visibility of the tractor
warning signals are obscured.
Maintain all manufacturer equipped safety shields and guards. Always replace shields and guards that were
removed for access to connect, service, or repair the tractor or implement. Never operate the tractor PTO
with the PTO master shield missing or in the raised position. OPS-U- 0004
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OPERATION
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OPERATION
3.3 Tractor Horsepower
The power required to operate the unit is determined by the tractor PTO horsepower. For most operating
conditions, the unit requires a tractor with at least 40 HP. Operating the unit with a tractor that does not have
adequate power may damage the tractor engine. Exceeding 40 HP may cause unit damage by overpowering
the unit in heavy operating conditions.
OPERATION
3.4 3-Point Hitch
Unit is designed to be mounted on a tractor with a CAT I 3-point hitch. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for
the category of the tractor being used. If the hitch does not conform to ASAE CAT I dimensions, the unit may
not fit or raise properly. Consult an authorized dealer for possible modification procedures to mount nonconforming hitches.
Depending on the hitch category, certain size pins are used to attach the unit to the tractor. CAT I hitches
require 7/8” lower and 3/4” upper diameter hitch pins.
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...............38”
Quick Hitch width inside lug to lug ..............27-1/8”
Quick Hitch width inside lug to lug ...............39-1/4”
Height from bottom hitch pin to top pin .............. 18”
Height from bottom hitch pin to top pin ..............22”
Lower pin diameter ........................................... 7/8”
Lower pin diameter ......................................1-7/16”
Upper pin diameter .......................................... 3/4”
Upper pin diameter ........................................1-1/4”
Lynch pin diameter ....................................... 15/32”
Linch pin diameter.........................................15/32”
3.5 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
completelystopped. (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 lower the implement, 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
OPERATION
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.
Essential Tractor Controls:
• Locate the light control switch.
• 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
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OPERATION
6. DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT
The driveline yoke and tractor PTO shaft must be
dirt free and greased for attachment.
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. Push and pull the driveline back and forth
several times to ensure it is securely attached. A driveline not attached correctly to the
Tractor PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the
Implement. (S3PT-17)
6.1 Driveline Length Check
Before operating the Implement, check to make sure the Implement input driveline will not
bottom out or become disengaged. Bottoming out occurs when the inner shaft penetrates
the outer housing until the assembly becomes solid-it can shorten no more. Bottoming out
can cause serious damage to the Tractor PTO by pushing the PTO into the Tractor and
through the support bearings or downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off. A broken
driveline can cause personal injury. (S3PT-18)
When fitting the unit to the tractor, the telescoping driveline must be inspected to ensure that at its most
compressed position, the profiles do not “bottom out”, and when at its farthest extended position, there is
sufficient engagement between the profiles to operate safely. At its shortest length, there must be at least a 1”
clearance between each profile end and opposite profile universal joint. At its farthest operating extension, a
minimum profile engagement of 9” must be maintained.
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OPERATION
To connect the implement driveline to the tractor
PTO output shaft, pull the driveline yoke collar back
and align the grooves and splines of the yoke with
those of the PTO shaft. Push the driveline yoke
onto the PTO shaft, release the locking collar, and
position the yoke until the locking collar balls are
seated onto the PTO shaft. Push and pull the
driveline back and forth several times to ensure a
secure attachment. OPS-R-0003_F
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
7.1 Post Hole Digger Pre-Inspection/Service
Before each use, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the implement is in a good and safe
working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced immediately. To ensure
the implement is ready for operation conduct the following.
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Blades or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause
immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
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)
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OPERATION
7.2 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:
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
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.
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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
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OPERATION
OPERATION
Tractor PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Tractor ID#________________
Make ____________________
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 mower 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 MOWER
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OPERATION
HYDRAULIC POST HOLE DIGGER Pre-Operation Inspection
Digger ID#_______________________ Make____________________
Date_____________________________Shift____________________
Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The Operator’s Manual is in the Canister on the Digger
All Safety Decals are in place and legible
The attachment mounting bolts and pins are tight
There are no cracks in mounting members
There are no cracks in the Post Hole Digger frame
The hydraulic cylinder pins are properly retained
There are no leaking or damaged hoses
Auger connection guards are in place, in good condition
Gearbox mounting pins/bolts are in place and retained
Gearbox oil is at the proper level
The auger connection bolts are in place and guarded
The auger blades are not chipped, cracked or bent
The auger blade bolts are tight
The auger is clear of caked mud and debris
Operator’s Signature:_____________________________________________________________
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or FRONT END LOADER
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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 Post Hole Digger is resting on the ground or securely
blocked up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
OPERATION
8. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
OPERATION
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
Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects such
as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
mowing. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent
machine damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that
cannot be removed must be clearly marked and carefully avoided by the
operator. Stop mowing immediately if blades strike a foreign object.
Repair all damage and make certain rotor or blade carrier is balanced
before resuming mowing. (SGM-05)
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OPERATION
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 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)
8.1 Starting the Tractor
Before transporting the tractor and implement, idle
the tractor engine, disengage the PTO and wait for
all moving parts to come to a complete stop. Once
all implement parts are completely stopped, raise
the implement to transport height. OPS-PHD0033_AGCO
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OPERATION
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.
OPERATION
8.2 Brake and Differential Lock Setting
OPERATION
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.
Do not operate the posthole digger near existing fence wire.
Fencing wire, loose wire, cable, landscape webbing or other
similar debris can become entangled in the auger and be
rapidly pulled into the auger along with bystanders in contact with he material.
This can result in serious bodily injury or death. Inspect the area before digging
and remove any fencing material, wire, cable, chain, rope, landscape webbing or
other similar debris that could become entangled in the auger. Keep all bystanders
10 feet away from the auger and any wire of fencing material near the auger.
SPHD- 18
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OPERATION
9. Operating the Unit
1. With your Post Hole Digger correctly assembled and attached to tractor, engage the tractor PTO (540
RPM) at idling speed to give the unit a test run. Then, disengage PTO drive. Place the point of the Auger at
the desired location of your first hole. Very slowly place point on ground, and drive tractor back or forward
until the point is approximately 3" back of center of Gearbox. As Auger works into the ground, this slight
angle will straighten due to pivoting action of the Boom downward.
2. With the Auger Point in the correct position and all persons 10 ft. or more from Auger, engage PTO at 540
RPM position with the engine at a little more than idling speed (150-200 RPM PTO speed, 300 RPM Max.).
Move the tractor hydraulic lift arm lever slowly to the down position. Allow the Auger to dig until there is an
indication of over loading. Raise the Auger, but do not allow the Auger to come completely out of the hole.
This allows Auger to clean itself of loose soil and sling soil away from hole. Lower the Auger into the hole
and continue this procedure until the desired depth is reached and hole is cleaned out.
3. Use the Hydraulic Lift of the tractor to keep the Digger from “corkscrewing” into the ground. If Auger does
screw around a rock or root, take a pipe wrench and screw Auger backward until it clears.
NOTICE: Extreme lifting and/or rocking loads while trying to clear stuck Auger can cause Boom and/or Auger
failures.
4. Disengage Tractor PTO before transporting Digger from one hole to the next or before putting Tractor into
motion to avoid damage to PTO shaft or Digger.
5. Never raise point of Auger over 12" off ground with PTO operating.
6. Keep safety Shields in place at all times.
7. Never operate PTO at over 300 RPM PTO speed.
8. If difficulty is encountered in digging:
a. NEVER USE BODY WEIGHT TO HELP WITH PENETRATION to prevent entanglement and injury or
death. Adding some steel or concrete weight securely is acceptable if you first make certain that all
boring parts are in good condition.
b. Make certain that point and cutting bits are in place and sharp. Grind point in same directions as
original contour, if needed, or replace severely worn parts.
HANDS OFF! KEEP CLEAR! Do not use hands to locate Auger Point on ground. Do not
touch Gearbox, Boom, or Auger when PTO is engaged.
Never locate Auger by putting hands on Auger, Gearbox, or Boom when there is any sign of
rotation on the Input Driveline or Auger or if tractor is running.
9. To assist in locating Auger point precisely:
NEVER USE HANDS TO ATTEMPT TO LOCATE POINT OF AUGER. Starting PTO can cause entanglement
on rotating parts with limbs or clothing and cause serious injury or death.
a.
b.
c.
Make certain that Sway Chains or such other device is installed and adjusted as tightly as practical to
prevent side-sway.
Locate point barely clearing the ground and drive or back into approximate position. With Auger
swinging, drop Auger at appropriate moment. Drive forward or backward until Auger is leaning
approximately three inches toward the front. (Hole will straighten up as Auger enters the ground.)
On uneven ground, adjust Auger vertically to the side with the lift arm adjustment screw on the tractor.
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OPERATION
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO speeds can cause
Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in serious injury or death. (SG-26)
OPERATION
OPERATION
Use 40° Angle In Moist, Sandy Soil Conditions.
Use 50° Angle in Hard, Dry Soil Conditions.
9.1 Shutting Down the Implement
To shut down the implement, first bring the tractor to
a complete stop. Then slow down the implement by
reducing the engine speed before disengaging the
PTO. Wait for all motion to stop before proceeding
to drive or shut down the tractor.
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
before exiting the tractor.
10. DISCONNECTING THE POST HOLE DIGGER FROM THE TRACTOR
Before disconnecting the post hole digger, the PTO must be disengaged and all movement must cease. Move
the post hole digger to a storage location and disconnect the driveline and lower the unit to the ground.
Use extreme care to keep feet and hands from under the unit and clear of any pinch points.
Never stand or allow another person to stand between a running Tractor and the unit when
disconnecting the Implement from the Tractor 3-point hitch.
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)
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OPERATION
11. UNIT STORAGE
Properly preparing and storing the unit 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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Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
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
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.
Make sure that a proper size safety tow chain is secured between the tractor and implement before entering a
public road. OPS-U- 0019
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)
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OPERATION
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Thoroughly clean all debris off the unit to prevent damage.
Lubricate all unit grease points and fill gearbox oil levels as detailed in the maintenance section.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended torque.
Check the unit for worn and damaged parts. Perform repairs and make replacements immediately so that
the unit will be ready for use at the start of the next season.
Store the unit in a clean, dry place with the unit resting securely on blocks or at ground level.
Keep the driveline yoke from sitting in water, dirt and other contaminants.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the unit.
OPERATION
OPERATION
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
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
Reduce speed before turning or applying the brakes.
Ensure that both brake pedals are locked together
when operating on public roads. OPS-U- 0023
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OPERATION
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_AGCO
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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-U0025_AGCO
OPERATION
13. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Gearbox Leaking
Damage oil seal.
No oil seal.
Oil too light.
Oil seal race rough.
Oil Seal installed wrong.
Oil seal not sealing in
the housing.
Bearing loose.
Oil level too high.
Gasket damaged.
Bolts loose.
Replace seal.
Install oil seal.
Use EP 140.
Replace shaft or replace race.
Replace seal.
Replace seal or use a sealant
on O.D. of seal.
Adjust bearings.
Drain oil to proper level.
Replace gasket.
Tighten bolts.
Trouble Digging Hole
Dull or broken auger teeth.
Replace damaged and missing
teeth.
For drilling rock, slow speed down
as much as possible.
Level digger frame.
OPERATION
TROUBLE
Auger speed too fast.
Auger not digging vertical.
Slow Speed or Insufficient
Digging Power
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Low oil pressure or
restricted oil flow
Operation Section 4-22
POSSIBLE REMEDY
Check pressure relief valve setting
and hydraulic pump output by
installing a combination flow and
pressure gauge in hydraulic line
supplying the drive motor. Gauge must
be installed beyond all valves and
quick disconnects to get a true reading
at the drive unit. The hydraulic system
flow (GPM) should remain constant
and not drop off until the stall pressure
(PSI) is reached. If pressure readings
are not up to the power unit
manufacturer’s specifications, check
for faulty relief valve and adjust or
replace as required. A worn, damaged,
or insufficient pump will also cause low
oil pressure and restricted oil flow.
OPERATION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Excessive Hydraulic
Oil Heating
Restricted Hydraulic lines
Oil passing over relief valve
too frequently.
Insufficient hydraulic oil
reservoir size to pump
output ratio.
Dirty or contaminated
hydraulic oil.
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POSSIBLE REMEDY
Clean or replace hydraulic lines.
Decrease down pressure applied
to auger.
Contact power unit manufacturer
for increasing reservoir size or
adding oil cooler.
Replace power unit hydraulic oil
and hydraulic oil filters.
OPERATION
TROUBLE
MAINTENANCE SECTION
Maintenance Section 5-1
MAINTENANCE
General Maintenance
1. The Gearbox is lubricated at the factory with NLGI000 Grease (3 lbs.). Before leaving the factory, the Gearbox was checked and given a test-run. When adding lubricant, add NLGI 000 Grease, P/N 4318181M1.
MAINTENANCE
2. Attach Yoke Collar on Driveline to Input Shaft on Gearbox using Shear Bolt and Lock Nut. Be sure to properly line-up hole in yoke with the hole in shaft. Once aligned push Shear Bolt through until large end is flush
with outside of yoke. Retain Shear Bolt using Lock Nut supplied. Secure Lock Nut onto Shear Bolt as far as
possible.
3. Replacements of Seals
NOTE: In event you have a damaged Oil Seal, it is recommended that you return the Gearbox to your dealer.
However, it is possible to replace either of the two Seals from the outside of the Gearbox in the following manner: Input Shaft Seal - Remove the Input Driveline from the Gearbox Input Shaft. With a screwdriver, carefully
pry out the damaged Seal. Be careful not to scar Shaft in area of Seal. Apply a small amount of lubricant on the
new Seal and with the metal flange of the Seal to the outside, carefully install the new Seal in place flush with
the face of the casting.
Output Shaft Seal - Remove Shield from the Gearbox and the Auger from the Gearbox Output Shaft. With a
screwdriver, carefully pry out the damaged Seal. Be careful not to scar Shaft in area of Seal. Apply a small
amount of lubricant on the new Seal; carefully install the new Seal in place flush with the face of the casting
with the metal flange of the Seal to the outside of the Gearbox.
4. Grease the universal joint cross and bearing assemblies. Keep the telescoping parts of the Driveline clean
and well-lubricated. To grease profile tube, disconnect drive from PTO and pull halves apart. Pump grease
into outer profile tube and reinstall together. Raise and lower Auger to spread grease evenly. NOTE: If the
telescoping parts of the Driveline are allowed to become dirty or dry, they will bind, greatly reduce the life of
the U-Joints, and keep the Auger from going into the ground smoothly.
5. Always keep the Cutting Edges on the Auger tip sharp. Grind to maintain same shape. Replace worn or
broken Edges for best performance.
NOTICE: The safety signs affixed to your Digger should be retained. If repainted or destroyed, new ones
should be ordered from your dealer immediately.
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MAINTENANCE
RADIAL PIN CLUTCH
Disassembly
1. Remove retaining ring (13).
2. Remove back-up ring (12), lock collar (11), compression spring (10) and locking balls (6).
3. Remove internal retaining ring (9).
MAINTENANCE
4. Remove support ring (8) and seal ring (7).
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Clutch Housing
Hub
Cam
Outer compression spring
Inner compression spring
Ball (3 Required)
Sealing Ring
Supporting ring
Retaning ring
Compression spring
Lock collar
Back-up ring
Snap ring
5. Wrap large shop towel or rag around housing. Pull hub (2) so that cams (3) and springs (4,5) are caught by
rag as they are released. Clutch is now dissassembled and can be cleaned, inspected and repaired as
necessary.
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MAINTENANCE
SHEAR PIN REMOVAL
When Shear Pin breaks, the end with the Lock Ring on it will dislodge from the yoke, leaving the center part of
the Shear Pin still engaged in the shaft. To remove broken Shear Pin rotate yoke in relation to shaft until Shear
Pin aligns with large hole in yoke. Drive broken pin out by inserting 1/4” drift punch into small hole in yoke driving pin out opposite side.
MAINTENANCE
NOTE: Replace Shear Pin by inserting small end first into large hole in yoke and pushing into place.
Assembly
1. Insert all springs (4,5) and cams (3) into first row on end of hub which must go into housing (1) first. All
cams must be compressed so that hub may be inserted into housing. Use heavy duty hose clamp to
compress and hold cams. Insert and tap hub into housing just enough so that first row of cams are
engaged. Repeat procedure for second row of cams.
2. Install seal ring (7), support ring (8) and retaining ring.
3. Install quick disconnect lock mechanism. Apply grease to balls and insert into holes. Install compression
spring (10), lock collar (11), and back-up ring (12). Compress spring so lock collar and back-up ring can be
positioned on hub. Install retaining ring.
4. Grease clutch and then reinstall on driveline.
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ITEM
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Clutch housing
Hub
Cam
Outer compression spring
Inner compression spring
Ball (3 Required)
Sealing ring
Supporting ring
Retaining ring
Compression spring
Lock collar
Back-up ring
Snap ring
Maintenance Section 5-4
MAINTENANCE
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS
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Maintenance Section 5-5
MAINTENANCE
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*
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.
RHINO
LIMITED WARRANTY
1.
2.
LIMITED WARRANTIES
1.01.
Rhino warrants for one year from the purchase date to the original non-commercial, governmental, or municipal purchaser
(“Purchaser”) and warrants for six months to the original commercial or industrial purchaser (“Purchaser”) that the goods
purchased are free from defects in material or workmanship.
1.02.
Manufacturer will replace for the Purchaser any part or parts found, upon examination at one of its factories, to be defective
under normal use and service due to defects in material or workmanship.
1.03.
This limited warranty does not apply to any part of the goods which has been subjected to improper or abnormal use,
negligence, alteration, modification, or accident, damaged due to lack of maintenance or use of wrong fuel, oil, or lubricants,
or which has served its normal life. This limited warranty does not apply to any part of any internal combustion engine, or
expendable items such as blades, shields, guards, or pneumatic tires except as specifically found in your Operator’s Manual.
1.04.
Except as provided herein, no employee, agent, Dealer, or other person is authorized to give any warranties of any nature on
behalf of Manufacturer.
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.
Rhino Implement Model
Serial Number
Date Purchased
Dealer
ATTENTION:
READ YOUR OPERATOR'S MANUAL
RHINO®
1020 S Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936
800-446-5158
Email: [email protected]
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.
x
Keep children away from danger all day, every day...
x
Equip tractors with rollover protection (ROPS) and keep
all machinery guards in place...
x
Please work, drive, play and live each day with care
and concern for your safety and that of your family and
fellow citizens.
EPHD, RPHD, HPHD, SPHD
HYDRAULIC DRIVE
PHD-SOM-02/11
Printed U.S.A
P/N 01430870C
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