Prizelawn BF l ® COMMERCIAL BROADCAST SPREADER MODEL BF l MODEL BF l SS OWNER’S MANUAL ASSEMBLY 5/32 Dia. x 1 1/4” COTTER PIN SCREEN Insert into hopper FREE WHEEL 3/16 Dia. x 2” COTTER PIN UPPER HANDLE ASSEMBLY Attach to brace with (4) 1/4-20 x 1 1/2” hex bolts, lockwashers, and nuts ON/OFF LEVER HOPPER LOWER HANDLE BRACE Attach to frame with (4) 1/4-20 x 5/8” hex bolts, lockwashers, and nuts LEG Attach to frame with (4) 1/4-20 x 2 1/4” hex bolts, lockwashers, and nuts DRIVE WHEEL 2. Turn spreader upright on wheels and insert screen into hopper. Attach lower handle brace to the outside of frame with (4) 1/4-20 x 5/8” hex bolts, lockwashers, and hex nuts. Do not tighten bolts. Attach upper handle assembly to brace (make sure 1. Remove spreader and components from carton and place spreader upside down. Slide drive and free wheels on axle as shown with the longer portion of wheel hub facing the frame. Secure free wheel with a 5/32 Dia. x 1 1/4” cotter pin. Secure drive wheel to axle with 3/16” Dia. x 2” cotter pin. Attach leg to frame as shown with (4) 1/4-20 x 2 1/4” hex bolts, lock washers, and nuts. Tighten securely. Opposite end of Control Tube slides onto lower rod and is secured w/ 3/32 Dia. cotter pin on/off lever is positioned as shown) using (4) 1/4-20 x 1 1/2” hex bolts, lockwashers, and nuts. Tighten securely. Install handle grips onto upper handle. Handle Lever CONTROL TUBE Trim Control Lever #10-24 x 2 1/4” Screws and Locknuts Control Tube- attached with 1/4 Dia. clevis pin and 3/32 Dia. cotter pin Handle Lever– attach with 1/4 Dia. clevis pin and 3/32 Dia. cotter pin Control Cable secure to lower brace w/ plastic cable tie 3. Slide handle lever between lever brackets as shown and secure with 1/4 Dia. clevis pin and 3/32 Dia. x 5/8” cotter pin. Install on/off control tube to control lever using 1/4 Dia. clevis pin and 3/32 Dia. x 5/8” cotter pin.Remove tape holding the lower rod to the pivot lever and slide opposite end of control tube onto lower control rod. Secure with a 3/32 Dia. cotter pin. TIGHTEN ALL NUTS AND BOLTS LEFT LOOSE IN STEP #2. 4. BF 1 STAINLESS MODEL ONLY-Attach trim control lever to the upper handle using (2) #10-24 x 2 1/4” screws and locknuts. Secure control cable to lower brace with the plastic cable tie. 5. To check spreader for complete shutoff, pull the on/off control lever back to the “OFF” position. Determine if the port holes are completely closed. If they are not, loosen the brace/frame bolts and push down on the handle and front of spreader. Re-tighten bolts and check shutoff. OPERATION 1. Check the product package for the rate setting (letter), pattern setting (number), and recommended swath width. Loosen the rate control knob and slide the rate plate to the proper rate setting. The pattern controls are adjusted by setting either the trim control plate or right auxiliary shut-off slide mounted on the shut-off plate. The trim control is remotely operated at the handle, while the auxiliary slide is set at the hopper. See “Pattern Adjustment” for further details. Use Swath Width on Package or Adjust per Operator’s Walking Speed 2. Before filling hopper, make sure on/off control lever is in the “OFF” position. Make sure screen is in the hopper. Fill hopper. 3. Start spreader moving before opening ports, close ports before stopping spreader. Always push spreader, DO NOT PULL. 4. Hold handle so top of spreader is level. Tipping spreader too far can cause uneven spreading. 5. The setting and swath width on the product label are recommended starting points. Always check the delivery rate and pattern on a small area before treating a large area. Actual delivery rates can vary due to weather conditions, operating variables, and condition of the products being applied. See “How To Determine Spreader Settings and Swath Width” for details. 8. Model BFlss 6. Push spreader at 2 1/2 m.p.h. (18 feet in 5 seconds). Apply 9. When transporting spreader from location to location, only-Ice melt products can be applied using a normal width, or a narrow band can be applied by closing the trim control and the auxiliary shut-off slide, leaving only the center port open as shown. header strip at each end of area to be treaded then space trips across the area as shown. make sure the on/off control lever is locked in the “OFF” position securing the lever with the hitch pin. 7. Push spreader at 2 1/2 m.p.h. (18 feet in 5 seconds). 10. Empty the spreader after each use. Return leftover Apply header strip at each end of area to be treaded then space trips across the area as shown. material to its original container. PATTERN ADJUSTMENT Normal spreading of material requires no adjustment unless otherwise stated on the package. In those cases where the spread pattern has shifted, the pattern can be adjusted. If the pattern is heavier to the left (as viewed from the operating position), loosen the knob and move the control plate in toward the hopper. If it is heavy to the right, move the control plate out away from the hopper. Tighten knob after each adjustment is made. A scale is stamped into the control plate to provide settings. Knob Scale Control Plate Normal Pattern Pattern Heavy Right Pattern Heavy Left HOW TO DETERMINE SPREADER SETTINGS AND SWATH WIDTH Two major factors should be considered when determining correct spreader settings of any product: 1. The product application rate, or the amount of material applied per 1,000 square feet. 2. The effective pattern width, or the actual width in which the material is applied. Label settings are a guide and can be effected by numerous factors. EFFECTIVE PATTERN WIDTH A simple visual pattern test can be made by operating spreader over a non-turf area and evaluating the pattern. A more accurate method is to place a row of common, disposable, aluminun cake pans approximately 1 foot on centers. Set the rate plate at a middle setting and make 3 or 4 passes in the same direction as shown. Pour the material collected from each pan into individual bottles of the same size. Set them side by side in order, and visually inspect their volume. If the pattern is not centered (example: volume in bottle #2 left not equal to bottle #2 right) adjust the pattern control as described in the “PATTERN ADJUSTMENT” section.Once the pattern is uniform, the effective patternwidth can be determined. the effective pattern width is the distance out from the spreader to a point where the amount of material is 1/2 the average amount in the center pans. This distance is multiplied by 2 to achieve the total effective pattern width. APPLICATION RATE Knowing the effective pattern width (for example, 10 EXAMPLE: Product Weight: 25 lbs. feet), measure a distance equal to 100 square feet (10’ Sq. ft. Coverage: 5,000 sq. ft. length x 10’ swath width). Determine the product 2,500 lbs. divided by 5,000 sq. ft. coverage in pounds-/100 sq. ft. by taking the weight of = .5 lbs. / 100 sq. ft. product and dividing it by the recommended square foot coverage (add two zeros to the weight of the bag). Weigh out between 15 to 20 lbs. of material and spread over the 100 sq. ft. area. Weigh remaining material left in hopper and adjust rate setting as required. Repeat test until application rate is correct. MAINTENANCE 1. Never store material in spreader. Return unused product to its original container. GREASE OIL 2. Wash spreader thoroughly after each use and dry GREASE completely in the sun or heated area. 3. Grease axle bearings on the frame. Oil the impeller shaft bearing in hopper, pivot points on the shut-off linkage and the spring in the housing under the rate plate. 4. Remove gear cover and clean gears thoroughly. Apply grease at fitting and gear teeth. Oil all other bearing areas as shown. Re-install gear cover. 5. Gear mesh should be checked on a regular basis during high use periods. Clearance between the axle gear and pinion gear should be minimal but not tight. If adjustment is necessary, loosen axle collar set screw and hold the gears together. Slide the axle collar against gear support and tighten axle collar set screw. Spin drive wheel. Gears should run freely and smoothly. Axle Collar Oil 6. Impeller surface should be cleaned periodically to remove build-up of product. Build-up can cause the spread pattern to change. Grease Grease Oil 7. Tire pressure should be 20-25 PSI. CALIBRATION INSTRUCTIONS The BF l spreader was factory calibrated, however, calibration should be checked occasionally to assure optimum performance. PORTJUST OPEN 1. Pull the on/off control lever to the closed position. Set the rate control plate at setting “A” . 2. Flip on/off control forward to the “ON” position. Check the center port. It should be just open as shown. If adjustment is necessary continue to step #3. SHUT-OFF PLATE 3. Remove cotter pin from adjusting swivel and slide of control tube. Slide adjusting swivel out of hole in pivot bracket (NOTE SIDE OF PIVOT BRACKET FROM WHICH IT WAS REMOVED). Thread swivel up or down on lower rod as required. Install swivel back onto pivot bracket facing the same way it was removed. Check calibration. Repeat procedure until calibration is correct. Reinstall control tube and cotter pin. PIVOT BRACKET CONTROL TUBE ADJUSTING SWIVEL RATE SETTING CONVERSION The following provides approximate Prizelawn® BF l /BF l SS settings for those units listed. BFl /BFlSS Setting Lesco #029600 Setting A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A — B C D — E F — G H I — J K L — M N O — P Q R — S Scotts AP/SR2000 Setting C D E F G H Earthway 2200/2400 Setting 5 — — — — 10 — — — — 15 — — — — 20 — — — — 25 — — — — 30 Spyker 76/78-2 Setting — — 3 — — — 4 — — 5 — — 6 — — 7 — — 8 — — — 9 — — 10 I J K L M N O P Q R S T U — V W — X Y Z The following provides approximate Prizelawn® BF l /BF l SS settings when only the product weight, square foot coverage, and visual inspection of material is available. FERTILIZER PARTICLE SIZE Large, heavy particles Medium- mixed particles Small particles (nitrogen) Mixed size particles -some fines Light weight particles BAG RATE Pounds of fertilizer used per 1,000 sq. ft. of coverage 5 10 15 5 10 15 1 2 3 5 10 15 5 10 15 APPROX. SETTING SPREAD WIDTH (IN FEET) J K L G H I D F J I J K F G H 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 6 To 8 The conversions should be used as guidelines for establishing proper rate settings for the particular product being applied. Steps for obtaining the most accurate settings are outlined in the “How to Determine Spreader Settings and Spread Width” section of this manual.These settings are approximate and may vary due to physical characteristics of the product. Walking speed. wear, condition of the turf and humidity, may cause actual rate setting to deviate. No expressed nor implied warranty or guarantee is provided as to coverage or uniformity indicated by these rate settings. Parts List for Model BF l / BF l ss 25 22 38 24 28 42 29 18 40 6 40 27 21 37 7 8 10 23 2 7 26 17 2 9 20 19 41 4 4 MODEL BF lss MODEL BF l 43 30 39 3 12 5 11 42 46 36 13 44 1 14 1A 35 15 45 31 33 47 34 16 PART OF OUR SERVICE IS PROVIDING REPLACEMENT PARTS, Parts may be obtained through your local distributor. Be sure to give the: IF YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR CANNOT SUPPLY PARTS, CONTACT: Prizelawn® 1. SPREADER MODEL NUMBER 2. SPREADER NAME 3. PART NUMBER 4. NAME OF PART AS SHOWN # BFl 1 15422 BFl SS 15422 32 c/o Earthway Products, Inc. 1009 Maple Street / PO Box 547 Bristol, IN 46507 Ph: 800-294-0671 / Fax: 574-848-4249 www.prizelawnspreaders.com DESCRIPTION # BFl Hopper* 16 14864 BFl SS 14864 *Parts in hopper ass’y, **Parts in impeller ass’y, *** Parts in shut-off plate ass’y DESCRIPTION # BFl BFl Screen Clip (2) 32 14825-1 14906 SS DESCRIPTION Upper Handle 1A 15416 15416 Hopper Assembly 17 14865 14865 Agitator 33 14870 14870 Handle Grips 2 14879 14879 Hopper Hole Plug (2)* 18 15102 15102 Impeller Assembly 34 14047 14047 Handle Lever Assembly 3 14878 14878 Pivot Lever Assembly* 19 15071 15071 Impeller w/ Roll Pin** 35 14871 14916 Control Tube 4 14846 14846 Shutoff Plate Link* 20 14867-3 14867-3 Impeller Shaft** 36 — 14859 On/Off Control w/ Clamp 5 14848 14848 Reinforcing Plate* 21 14833 14833 Pinion Gear w/ Roll Pin** 37 14856 14856 Drive Wheel w/ Cotter Pin 6 — 14840 Shutoff Plate Assembly* 22 14834 14834 Gear Support** 38 14857 14857 Free Wheel w/ Cotter Pin 7 14836 14836 Shutoff Plate Guide* 23 14832 14832 Axle Gear w/ Roll Pin 39 15426 15426 Fastener Package 8 — 14847 Aux. Shutoff Plate-LH.* 24 14860 14860 Axle 40 14838 14838 Shutoff Plate*** 9 — 90060 Wire Clamp 25 14971 14971 Axle Collar (3) 41 14839-1 14839-1 Aux. Shutoff Plate-RH*** 10 14312-1 14312-1 Impeller Bearing Ass’y* 26 14837 14837 Gear Cover (2) 42 14001 14001 Knob w/ Carriage Bolt*** 11 14861 14915 Rate Control Plate* 27 14868 14868 Gear Cover Clamps (3) 43 14913 14913 Adjusting Swivel 12 14885-1 14885-1 Spring Housing Assy* 28 14886 14898 Frame Ass’y. w/ Bearings 44 14985 14985 Pattern Control Plate 13 12704 12704 Rate Knob w/ Washer* 29 16412 16412 Axle Bearings (4) 45 14984 14984 Pattern Control Guide 14 12708 12708 Pointer W/ Screw & Nut* 30 14828-1 14904 Leg w/ Tube Caps 46 14872-1 14872-1 Hopper Cover 15 14863 14863 Hopper Screen 31 14824-1 14905 Lower Handle Brace 47 16465 16465 Hopper Label OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES Trim Control #14889- Side Deflector KitModel BF l /BF lSS #15424- Trim Control KitModel BF l only Side Deflector (includes LH & RH. Aux. Shutoff Plates) LIMITED WARRANTY Prizelawn warrants to Purchaser the following: 1. Product will be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. 2. PRIZELAWN will decide in its reasonable discretion if the part(s)/unit is defective. 3. The spreader or part(s) will be shipped to PRIZELAWN at the customer expense with a written description of defect to the attention of PRIZELAWN WARRANTY DEPARTMENT. 4. If the spreader is used for commercial rental the Limited Warranty shall be limited to a period of 90 days. 5. All Unit and part replacement will be performed at the reasonable discretion of PRIZELAWN. 6. Labor charges are not covered and the unit need not be returned to the dealer for warranty service. 7. Proof of purchase must be supplied to PRIZELAWN. PRIZELAWN's sole obligation under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing the defective part. Upon replacement of any Product or Product part, the replaced item shall become the property of PRIZELAWN. If PRIZELAWN determines that the Product covered by this warranty requires service, PRIZELAWN shall prepay return shipping charges from PRIZELAWN. In all other instances, such charges shall be paid by Purchaser. Except for loss or damage caused by PRIZELAWN's negligence, Purchaser relieves PRIZELAWN of responsibility for all risks of loss or damage to the Product and its parts during the period the products are in transit to and from PRIZELAWN. This warranty does not extend to any Product or parts thereof that have been allowed to corrode, subjected to misuse, neglect, accident, or modification by anyone other than PRIZELAWN or that have been affixed to any nonstandard accessory attachment or that have been used, stored, installed, maintained or operated in violation of PRIZELAWN’s instructions or standard industry practice. No agent, employee or representative of PRIZELAWN has any authority to bind PRIZELAWN to any affirmation, representation or warranty concerning the Product and any affirmation, representation or warranty made by any agent, employee or representative shall not be enforceable by Purchaser. THIS WARRANTY EXTENDS ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AND IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OR INTENDED USE For A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND OF ANY OTHER OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF PRIZELAWN. PRIZELAWN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING FROM THE USE OF ANY OF THE PRODUCT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGE OR LOSS OF OTHER PROPERTY OR EQUIPMENT, LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE, COST OF CAPITAL, COST OF PURCHASED OR REPLACEMENT GOODS, OR CLAIMS OF CUSTOMERS OF PURCHASER. © 2015 Earthway Products, Inc.
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