OWNER`S MANUAL - Prizelawn Spreaders

OWNER`S MANUAL - Prizelawn Spreaders
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.
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