Operator`s Manual - GroundsCare Products

Operator`s Manual - GroundsCare Products
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
POWER RAKE
COPYRIGHT 2005 by
Turf Teq, LLC
New Holland, PA 17557 U.S.A.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or
transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise,
without prior written permission of Turf Teq, LLC.
DISCLAIMER: THE INFORMATION IN THIS MANUAL IS PROVIDED TO PROMOTE THE
SAFE USE OF, AND ASSIST THE OPERATOR IN ACHIEVING MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
FROM THE MODEL 1305 Power Rake AS DESCRIBED IN THIS MANUAL.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
OWNER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
PERSONAL SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
MACHINE SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
GENERAL INFORMATION ON PLANNING AND USING THE POWER RAKE FOR
MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
SUGGESTIONS FOR EFFICIENT SEEDBED PREPARATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
SURVEY THE AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
PERSONAL SAFETY DECALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
SAFETY DECAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
SERIAL NUMBER LOCATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
TRACTOR SERIAL/MODEL NUMBER LOCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
POWER RAKE SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
CONTROL LOCATIONS - OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
DAILY CHECKS TO PERFORM BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
CHECK FUEL LEVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
MAIN DRIVE BELT TENSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
CHECK THAT ALL SHIELDS ARE INSTALLED AND ATTACHING
HARDWARE IS TIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
CHECK TIRE PRESSURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
GENERAL CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
PARK BRAKE (OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
TRANSMISSION CONTROL LEVER (TOW VALVE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
DIFFERENTIAL CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
TRANSPORT AND OPERATING POSITION CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
DEPTH ADJUSTMENT CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
POWER RAKE SWING CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
PARKING THE MACHINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
ENGINE OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
STARTING A COLD ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
STARTING A WARM ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
STOPPING THE ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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OPERATING THE DIRECTIONAL SPEED CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
PRELIMINARY STEPS TO MOVING THE MACHINE IN ANY
DIRECTION WITH ENGINE RUNNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
STOPPING MOVEMENT WITH ENGINE RUNNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
ADJUSTING THE VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
FORWARD DIRECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
REVERSE DIRECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
OPERATING THE ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
POSITIONING THE POWER RAKE ANGLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
POWER RAKE POSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
OPERATING THE POWER RAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
STARTING THE POWER RAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
STOPPING THE POWER RAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
SECURING THE POWER RAKE FOR TRANSPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
ENGINE MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEE ENGINE MANUFACTURES OWNER’S MANUAL
TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
LUBRICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
MAIN DRIVE BELT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
CHECK MAIN DRIVE BELT TENSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
ADJUSTING MAIN DRIVE BELT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
REPLACING THE MAIN DRIVE BELT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
TRANSMISSION DRIVE BELT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
CHECK AND ADJUST TRANSMISSION DRIVE BELT TENSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
TRANSMISSION DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
ROTOR DRIVE CHAIN ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
CHECK CHAIN TENSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
ROTOR TEETH INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
CHECK AND REPLACE ROTOR TEETH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
END OF SEASON STORAGE SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
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INTRODUCTION
This manual is provided as a guide to help you safely operate the product and to achieve the maximum
performance from your Power Rake.
Before operating the Power Rake, thoroughly read the entire manual. It is important that you, the operator,
thoroughly understand how to operate the machine and adhere to all safety and operating procedures. Special
attention should be paid to all Safety Precautions which are detailed in this manual.
Instructions were written from the perspective that the operator is standing behind the machine grasping the
handlebars and facing the forward direction of travel.
Some pictures in this manual may show optional equipment installed or may not depict current production.
Please contact Turf Teq, LLC directly if, after reading the manual, you have questions about the safe operation
of this machine.
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Thank you and congratulations on your purchase of a new Turf Teq Power Rake!
We are confident that your Power Rake will be one of the most gratifying pieces of equipment you will ever own. As a result of your investment in the Power Rake, you will eliminate the need for manual back--breaking work and you will see an increase in productivity.
Your happiness is our goal, so please let us know of any questions or issues you may
have so that we may answer them or address them as quickly as possible. (Please have
your serial number available when you call us). We would also like to hear from you on
how much you enjoy your new Power Rake!
Turf Teq, LLC Toll Free (866) 503–TURF
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Total Customer Satisfaction is our Goal
The Power Rake is designed to provide trouble–free operation. To ensure that you are
satisfied with your Power Rake, we offer the following Guarantee of Satisfaction:
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The Power Rake is GUARANTEED TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER FOR ONE
FULL YEAR against defects in materials and workmanship. If you feel that a part is defective, contact us and we replace the defective part and provide repair instructions as
required.
•
The engine is guaranteed by the engine manufacturer:
Honda Engine: Two years in consumer use; two years in commercial use
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If your have questions or are not 100% satisfied with your Power Rake within the first
30 days of use, call us toll free at 1–866–503–TURF and we will work to answer your
questions and to resolve your concerns.
Please have the following information from your packing slip and from the Power Rake
available when contacting our customer service department:
Name of Purchaser
Tractor
Model
Serial Number
Date Purchased
Sales Order Number
Power Rake
Model
Serial Number
Date Purchased
Sales Order Number
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Turf Teq, LLC
WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(Customer Copy -- Page 1)
COVERAGE PROVIDED
Turf Teq, LLC, hereinafter called “Turf Teq” warrants to the original retail purchaser of each new Turf Teq
Product that Turf Teq will replace any part thereof found to be defective in materials or workmanship within
the time periods identified below.
DEFINITION
“Products” are machines, attachments, and Replacement Parts therefore supplied by Turf Teq.
WARRANTY PERIOD
12 months from the date of first retail purchase.
Replacement Parts are warranted for 60 days or to the end of the Warranty Period, whichever is longer.
LIMITATIONS, INCLUDING DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary depending on
state or provincial laws.
Turf Teq does not authorize any person or Dealer to create for it any other obligation or liability in connection
with these Products. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE STATED DURATION OF
THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. TURF TEQ IS NOT LIABLE FOR LOSS OF THE USE OF THE PRODUCT,
LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, COMMERCIAL LOSS OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states and provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty will last or the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to
you.
The remedy of repair or replacement of a defective part during the warranty period herein specified shall be
the purchaser’s exclusive remedy.
RIGHT TO MAKE DESIGN CHANGES
Turf Teq reserves the right to make changes in the design and other changes in its Products at any time and
from time to time without notice and without incurring any obligation with respect to any product previously
ordered from it, sold or shipped by it.
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Turf Teq, LLC
WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(Customer Copy -- Page 2)
The warranty period will begin on the date of first retail sale.
The obligation of Turf Teq to purchase under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of
defective parts free of charge using genuine Turf Teq Replacement Parts. Repair or replacement in
accordance with this warranty shall constitute fulfillment of all liabilities of Turf Teq in respect to such
Products.
Your dealer shall review these warranty provisions with the purchaser prior to retail sale, secure his
acknowledgement of delivery of this warranty and record the date of first retail sale.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY?
This warranty shall NOT apply under the following conditions:
1. With respect to vendor warranty items such as engines, which shall be warranted by their manufacturer, or local representative
a. Honda Engines have a 2 YEAR WARRANTY that is covered by American Honda Motor
Corporation.
2. If the Product has been subject to misapplication, abuse, misuse, improper maintenance or other
negligence, fire or other accident.
3. If parts or attachments other than those made or marketed by Turf Teq have been used in connection with the Product, and in the sole judgment of Turf Teq such use affects its performance, stability
or reliability.
4. If the Product has been altered or repaired in a manner which, in the sole judgment of Turf Teq, affects its performance, stability or reliability.
5. Turf Teq shall have no liability for used equipment sold beyond the specified coverage period.
6. No warranty shall apply to damage resulting from accident or damage caused by environment (such
as exposure to corrosive material). Turf Teq shall not be responsible for any costs relating to rental
equipment used to replace the Product being repaired.
7. The warranty shall NOT apply to normal maintenance services, to normal replacement of service
items, or to normal deterioration due to use or exposure. Turf Teq shall not be responsible for normal replacement parts such as belts, chains, clutches, filters, oil, brushes, or other parts that are
worn out, unless they are determined by Turf Teq to be defective in material or workmanship.
Customer Signature
_______________________
Date of Purchase
_______________________
Date of Signature
_______________________
Tractor Model Number
_______________________
Tractor Serial Number
_______________________
Powe Rake Model Number
_______________________
Power Rake Serial Number
_______________________
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Turf Teq, LLC
WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(Turf Teq Warranty Registration Copy -- Page 1)
Important: This copy must be completed, signed and returned to Turf
Teq to register the product and activate the warranty.
COVERAGE PROVIDED
Turf Teq, LLC, hereinafter called “Turf Teq” warrants to the original retail purchaser of each new Turf Teq
Product that Turf Teq will replace any part thereof found to be defective in materials or workmanship within
the time periods identified below.
DEFINITION
“Products” are machines, attachments, and Replacement Parts therefore supplied by Turf Teq.
WARRANTY PERIOD
12 months from the date of first retail purchase.
Replacement Parts are warranted for 60 days or to the end of the Warranty Period, whichever is longer.
LIMITATIONS, INCLUDING DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary depending on
state or provincial laws.
Turf Teq does not authorize any person or Dealer to create for it any other obligation or liability in connection
with these Products. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE STATED DURATION OF
THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. TURF TEQ IS NOT LIABLE FOR LOSS OF THE USE OF THE PRODUCT,
LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, COMMERCIAL LOSS OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states and provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty will last or the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to
you.
The remedy of repair or replacement of a defective part during the warranty period herein specified shall be
the purchaser’s exclusive remedy.
RIGHT TO MAKE DESIGN CHANGES
Turf Teq reserves the right to make changes in the design and other changes in its Products at any time and
from time to time without notice and without incurring any obligation with respect to any product previously
ordered from it, sold or shipped by it.
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Turf Teq, LLC
WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(Turf Teq Warranty Registration Copy -- Page 2)
The warranty period will begin on the date of first retail sale.
The obligation of Turf Teq to purchase under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of
defective parts free of charge using genuine Turf Teq Replacement Parts. Repair or replacement in
accordance with this warranty shall constitute fulfillment of all liabilities of Turf Teq in respect to such
Products.
Your dealer shall review these warranty provisions with the purchaser prior to retail sale, secure his
acknowledgement of delivery of this warranty and record the date of first retail sale.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY?
This warranty shall NOT apply under the following conditions:
1. With respect to vendor warranty items such as engines, which shall be warranted by their manufacturer, or local representative
a. Honda Engines have a 2 YEAR WARRANTY that is covered by American Honda Motor
Corporation.
2. If the Product has been subject to misapplication, abuse, misuse, improper maintenance or other
negligence, fire or other accident.
3. If parts or attachments other than those made or marketed by Turf Teq have been used in connection with the Product, and in the sole judgment of Turf Teq such use affects its performance, stability
or reliability.
4. If the Product has been altered or repaired in a manner which, in the sole judgment of Turf Teq, affects its performance, stability or reliability.
5. Turf Teq shall have no liability for used equipment sold beyond the specified coverage period.
6. No warranty shall apply to damage resulting from accident or damage caused by environment (such
as exposure to corrosive material). Turf Teq shall not be responsible for any costs relating to rental
equipment used to replace the Product being repaired.
7. The warranty shall NOT apply to normal maintenance services, to normal replacement of service
items, or to normal deterioration due to use or exposure. Turf Teq shall not be responsible for normal replacement parts such as belts, chains, clutches, filters, oil, brushes, or other parts that are
worn out, unless they are determined by Turf Teq to be defective in material or workmanship.
Customer Signature ______________________________________________
Date of Purchase
__________________________________________________
Date of Signature
__________________________________________________
Tractor Model Number _______________ Power Rake Model Number____________________
Tractor Serial Number ________________ Power Rake Serial Number____________________
Important: This copy must be completed, signed and returned to Turf Teq within
30 days of purchase to register the product and activate the warranty.
RETURN TO:
Turf Teq, LLC
P.O. Box 127
New Holland, PA 17557
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SAFETY INFORMATION
PERSONAL SAFETY
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
A careful operator is the best operator. Most accidents can be avoided by observing certain precautions. To
help prevent accidents, read and take the following precautions before operating the machine. Equipment
should be operated only by those who are properly trained.
GENERAL INFORMATION
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6.
Read the Operator’s Manual carefully before using the machine.
Only allow properly trained and qualified persons to operate the machine.
Keep safety decals clean.
Install shields before starting or operating the machine.
Make sure all shields are in place at all times.
Do not operate the Power Rake over cables, wires, pipes or other objects.
PERSONAL PREPARATION AND ATTIRE
1. Wear safely glasses while operating the machine to protect your eyes.
2. Wear safety shoes with non-slip treads. Do not go barefoot or wearing open-toed shoes while operating
the machine.
3. Wear long pants
4. Use ear muffs or ear plugs to protect your hearing.
MACHINE SAFETY
MACHINE PREPARATION
1. Read the Operator’s manual for the machine and engine before operating the machine.
2. Become familiar with the controls BEFORE starting to operate the machine.
3. Inspect the area you will be working in for hidden objects such as large rocks, wires and other obstructions. Operating the machine over obstacles could damage the machine, cause property damage or
cause personal injury.
4. Wait for the engine to cool before refueling.
5. Fill the gasoline tank with the engine turned off and the machine outdoors.
6. Do not smoke while handling gasoline.
7. Keep any type of open flame away from the machine.
8. Make sure all shields are installed and secured.
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OPERATING THE MACHINE SAFELY
1. Shut off the engine, place the transmission selector in the engaged position when the machine is not in
use. Engage the optional park brake if equipped.
2. Do not operate the machine engine in an enclosed building without adequate ventilation.
3. Make sure all shields are in place before starting the machine.
4. Do not leave the attachment in the raised position when the machine is parked.
5. Only allow properly trained personnel to operate the machine
6. Keep bystanders at least 75 feet away from the machine. The Power Rake can throw objects at great
speed and strike a bystander. Do not operate the machine when children or pets are in the area.
7. Disengage the main drive and stop the engine when a person or pet approaches the machine.
8. Be sure the main drive and the hydrostatic control are disengaged before starting the engine.
9. NEVER operate the machine without all the shields installed.
10. NEVER reach under the shields when the engine is running.
11. ALWAYS shut off the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire before making any adjustments to the
machine.
12. ALWAYS shut off the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire before cleaning the machine.
13. Operate the machine during daylight hours.
14. Lower the attachment arm to the ground when the machine is turned off.
15. Keep the machine clean and do not allow combustible materials to accumulate on the machine.
16. Operate slowly on slopes and uneven terrain
17. DO NOT weld, cut, bend or otherwise modify your Turf Teq machine including any shielding. Altering or
modifying your machine will void the warranty and may make the machine unsafe.
18. Make sure you operate at a speed where you have 100% control of the machine at all times.
19. Do not backup unless there is adequate clear space to safely maneuver.
20. Engage the attachment drive before lowering the attachment to the ground.
21. Keep feet and hands away from rotating components.
SERVICING THE MACHINE SAFELY
1. Stop the engine before performing any service on the machine.
2. Remove the spark plug wire when working on the machine.
3. Wait for the engine to cool before working around the engine and muffler.
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GENERAL INFORMATION ON PLANNING AND USING
THE POWER RAKE FOR MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY
The Power Rake is a machine designed to quickly prepare a level, fine-textured bed, ready for seeding turf grass.
1. It is intended for conditioning and leveling the top layer of soil.
2. It is not designed to be used as a deep tiller.
3. If hard, unbroken soil is encountered, it is recommended that a chisel be used first for two reasons:
A. To break up the soil for more efficient operation.
B. To allow more water to be absorbed, thereby reducing surface erosion.
WARNING: To prevent personal injury, make certain all tractor and power rake safety shields are in place
and secure before operating.
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SUGGESTIONS FOR EFFICIENT SEEDBED
PREPARATION
The following suggestions are to be understood as general in nature, since each operator will develop their own
style of operation, specific to the plot and terrain that is being prepared.
Soil type and conditions vary considerably and must be addressed individually, as they are encountered.
There are three basic operations that a Power Rake performs: CLEARING, TILLING, and LEVELING. The
following provides more suggestions for each operation.
1. CLEARING involves removing rocks from the soil surface. This is generally the final operation, but in
extremely rocky conditions it is advisable to clear the area of excessive rocks for more efficient operation.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to operate the power rake in areas with heavy weeds, rope, wire, package
strapping, or anything that can wrap around the end of the rotor. Steel strapping is extremely abrasive
and causes excessive and premature wear when caught in the tiller.
NOTE: When clearing an area with excessive rocks, adjust rotor depth so it just touches soil surface, then
proceed to work and windrow rocks.
NOTE: Rock windrows should be picked up before they become too large. Large windrows affect performance
and cause premature wear of the Power Rake.
The adjustable angling feature of the Power Rake provides added efficiency when clearing an area. By reversing
the angle, it is possible to continue moving rocks toward the collection area, while traveling in either direction.
2. TILLING is the main operation the machine performs. Experience will give the operator a feel for the best
setting to use. Excessive depth can cause rock jamming.
In rocky conditions the Power Rake should be set at a shallow working depth for more efficiency. When there
is a build-up of soil in front of the rotor, the soil build-up prevents rocks from being discharged away from the rotor
and thus the machine jams much more readily. It is more efficient to make an extra pass at a shallower setting.
Overloading can be caused by an object such as a rock or root caught in the machine or by tilling too deeply in
heavy, wet soil. Release clutch immediately when belt slippage occurs.
3. LEVELING occurs during the tilling process. Deeper rotor depth produces the best leveling. More shallow
settings produce the smoothest seedbed.
When possible, it is best to work along contours rather than across them. The leveling function will cut off ridges
and fill in valleys.
The operator may choose to angle the rotor parallel to the tractor axle to gain maximum leveling. However, when
the rotor is straight, rocks will not discharge to the side. All dirt and rocks gather in front of the rotor. The operator
should be careful not to overload the tiller when the rotor is in this position.
Learning to operate your Power Rake properly will allow you to get the most efficient use from it with minimal
downtime. By keeping the following points in mind, you will be able to work more effectively and efficiently.
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SURVEY THE AREA
Take a few minutes to walk around the jobsite. These few minutes are time well-spent because you can:
1. Plan a strategy. Ask yourself some questions about doing the job most efficiently. Where are the highest
points on this job? Where are the lowest? Where should I start? Where should I deposit the rocks? These
are the types of questions that you should ask yourself before starting each job.
2. Look for obstructions. Walk around the jobsite to spot the enemies of your Power rake. These enemies
include: roots, steel strapping, rope, wire, plastic wrapping, or anything that may hinder or damage your
machine. Remove these enemies before you start operating. Also, look for permanent objects that may often
be buried or hidden on jobsites. These include: drainage pipe, electrical wiring, sewer vents, well covers,
concrete slabs, etc.
WARNING: Be aware of electrical wires or pipes which may have a shallow cover of earth.
3. Prepare for final clean-up. Clean-up is made easier when you choose an area beforehand that is better
for gathering and cleaning up rocks. Areas that are close to your trucks, on solid ground, along a street or
grass-covered are ideal for depositing rocks and debris. Work the final windrows towards this area
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PERSONAL SAFETY DECALS
This manual shows machine decals with safety messages on, “WARNING,” and “DANGER.” These safety messages are intended for your personal safety and those working with you. Please read the safety
messages and the specific information they contain.
WARNING: THE WORD “WARNING” IS USED WHERE THERE IS A POTENTIAL OR HIDDEN HAZARD
WHICH HAS THE POSSIBILITY FOR SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR MACHINE. IT IS USED TO WARN OPERATORS AND OTHERS TO EXERCISE EVERY APPROPRIATE MEANS TO AVOID A SURPRISE INVOLVEMENT WITH MACHINERY.
DANGER: THE WORD “DANGER” IS USED WHERE YOU ARE AT RISK OF BEING KILLED OR SERIOUSLY
INJURED IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH A SERIOUS HAZARD.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE “WARNING” AND “DANGER INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS
BODILY INJURY OR DEATH.
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SAFETY DECAL INFORMATION
The following safety decals were installed on the machine in the areas indicated. They are on the machine for
your safety.
Keep the decals clean and legible at all times.
Located on the control console.
Located on Power Rake top cover.
Located on each side of the Power Rake.
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SERIAL NUMBER LOCATIONS
TRACTOR SERIAL/MODEL NUMBER
LOCATION
The serial and model numbers are located below the
control panel as shown.
The serial and model numbers will be required when
ordering parts.
For easy reference, enter Model and serial number
on the lines:
Model
Serial Number
1
ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION
The Honda engine serial number is located on the
backside of the engine as shown.
The serial number will be required when ordering
parts.
For easy reference, enter the engine manufacturer
and the serial number on these line:
Manufacturer
Serial Number
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POWER RAKE SERIAL NUMBER
LOCATION
The serial number is located on the right side of the
Power Rake attachment arm as shown.
The serial number will be required when ordering
parts.
For easy reference, enter Model and serial number
on the lines:
Manufacturer
Serial Number
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CONTROL LOCATIONS -- OVERVIEW
F
B
A
C
D
E
K
J
H
L
I
G
A.
B.
C.
D.
Hydrostatic transmission control lever
Adjustable speed control
Throttle control
Attachment drive engage/disengage with
brake control lever
E. Swing control lever
F. Transport lock control lever
G. Transmission engage/disengage (tow
valve) control lever
H. Park brake lever (Optional)
I. Differential lock control lever
J. Transport lock latch
K. Tension lever for Power Rake drive belt
L. Depth control cam
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DAILY CHECKS TO PERFORM BEFORE STARTING THE
ENGINE
NOTE: Perform all checks with the machine on a flat,
level and hard surface
A
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
1. Remove the oil dipstick, A.
2. Check the oil level as indicated in the engine
owner’s manual and fill with the recommended
motor oil.
NOTE: OVERFILLING THE ENGINE OIL WILL
CAUSE LOSS OF POWER.
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CHECK FUEL LEVEL
1. Remove the fuel tank cap, A.
A
2. Fill tank to the bottom of the fuel tank neck.
3. Use minimum of 86 octane gasoline.
4. Wipe any spilled fuel before staring the engine.
DO NOT OVERFILL THE FUEL TANK. OBSERVE
ALL SAFETY STATEMENTS LISTED IN THE
SAFETY INFORMATION SECTION
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TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL
1. Check that the oil level is to the full line, A, on the
reservoir bottle.
2. Add 10W30 API motor as required as described
in the “Service” section.
A
DO NOT OVERFILL.
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MAIN DRIVE BELT TENSION
1. Check that the main drive belt tension handle is
facing forward as shown.
A
2. The tension handle, A, must be positioned facing
forward as shown to apply tension to the belt.
3. If the belt slips during operation refer to the
“Maintenance Section” for the procedure to use
to tension the belt.
NOTE : If the tension handle is positioned upward,
the belt is not tensioned. Place the handle in the
forward position before operating the Power Rake. or
machine damage may occur.
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CHECK THAT ALL SHIELDS ARE
INSTALLED AND ATTACHING HARDWARE
IS TIGHT
A
D
1. Check the hydrostatic drive belt shield, A.
2. Check the main drive belt shield, B.
3. Check the drive chain cover, C.
B
4. Check the rubber dust shield, D.
NOTE: DO NOT OPERATE THE MACHINE WITH
LOOSE OR MISSING SHIELDS. REPLACE MISSING SHIELDS IMMEDIATELY.
C
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CHECK TIRE PRESSURES
A
Check tire pressures in the two rear tires and inflate
to 14 psi. The tires may have liquid in them so when
checking the tire pressure, the valve stem, A, should
be located at the top as shown.
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GENERAL CONTROLS
PARK BRAKE (OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT)
NOTE: The Park Brake is an option and will not be on
every machine
When the Park Brake is engaged, the machine will
keep the machine from moving when the engine is
not running. When the Park Brake is disengaged, the
machine can be moved.
NOTE: The Park Brake must be disengaged before
moving the machine or the Park Brake and
transmission may be damaged.
Park Brake Engaged
1. To engage, place the Park Brake lever, A, to the
ON position. In this position the Park Brake will
keep the machine from moving when the engine
is not running.
A
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Park Brake Disengaged
1. To disengage, place Park Brake lever, A, to the
OFF position. In this position the Park Brake is
disengaged and the machine can be moved.
A
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TRANSMISSION CONTROL LEVER (TOW
VALVE)
The TRANSMISSION CONTROL LEVER engages
and disengages the transmission drive to the
engine. This feature makes it easy to position the
machine when the engine is not running.
NOTE: The Transmission control lever must be in the
engaged position for the machine to move using
engine power.
Transmission Disengaged
When LEVER, A, is position forward as shown, the
machine can be pushed or pulled without the engine
running.
A
NOTE: In the Transmission Disengaged position, the
transmission will not propel the machine in forward or
reverse when the engine is running and the
hydrostatic control lever is activated.
NOTE: Lever must be pushed to the detent position
of the end of the lever’s travel.
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Transmission Engaged
When LEVER, A, is position rearward as shown, the
machine will be very hard to push or pull when the
engine is not running.
A
NOTE: In the Transmission Engaged position, the
transmission will propel the machine forward or
reverse when the engine is running and the
hydrostatic control lever is activated.
NOTE: Lever must be pushed to the detent position
of the end of the lever’s travel.
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DIFFERENTIAL CONTROL
The differential control lever is used to position the
differential in either a unlocked or locked position.
The machine should be operated in the Unlocked
position until one tire starts to spin, then stop
machine travel by placing the hydrostatic level in the
neutral position. Place the Differential Lock in the
Locked Position then resume machine travel.
NOTE: Only change the position of the Differential
Lock when machine travel is stopped.
Unlocked Position
In the Unlocked position, the wheels may drive at
different speeds depending on the traction available
at each wheel. This position may provide reduced
traction in certain ground conditions but will require
the least effort to steer the machine.
A
B
1. Place the foot control, A, in the unlocked position
by pushing down on the right side of the pedal, B,
until the pedal locks in place.
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Locked Position
In the Locked position, both wheels will continuously
drive at the same speed regardless of the available
traction at each wheel. This position provides
maximum traction but will increase the effort needed
to steer the machine.
A
C
1. Place the foot control, A, in the locked position by
pushing down on the left side of the pedal, C, until
the pedal locks in place.
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TRANSPORT AND OPERATING POSITION
CONTROLS
The transport lock is used to keep the Power Rake in
the raised position when transporting the machine.
NOTE: When transporting the machine, the Power
Rake must be locked in the transport position or the
Power Rake or rotor may be damaged.
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Transport Position
To position the Power Rake in the transport position:
B
1. Push down on the handlebars to raise the Power
Rake lock bar, A, until it is captured by the
Transport Lock, B.
A
2. Slowly reduce pressure on the handlebars. The
transport lock holds the Power Rake in the
transport position.
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Operating Position
To position the Power Rake in the operating position:
1. Place light pressure on the Transport Lock
Control Lever, A. as shown.
A
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2. Push down on the handlebars to remove
pressure from the transport lock.
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3. When the pressure is removed from the transport
lock, the control lever, A, will be able to be fully
depressed.
A
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4. When the control lever is fully depressed, the
transport lock, A, will unlatch from the lock bar, B.
A
B
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5. Slowly lower the Power Rake to the ground.
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6. Release the pressure from the control lever, A.
A
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DEPTH ADJUSTMENT CONTROL
The Depth Control is used to adjust the working
depth of the Power Rake rotor. This is the depth the
earth will be tilled.
Adjusting The Depth Control
1. Raise the Power Rake to the transport position
and ensure the transport lock, A, has captured
the lock bar, B.
A
B
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2. Stop the engine.
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3. Remove the Lock Pin, A, from the Depth
Adjustment Cam, B.
A
B
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4. Rotate the cam to achieve the desired depth
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5. Reinsert the lock pin, A.
A
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POWER RAKE SWING CONTROL
Positioning The Power Rake Angle
POSITION THE POWER RAKE ATTACHMENT
STRAIGHT FORWARD FOR TRANSPORTING AS
THIS PROVIDES MAXIMUM STABILITY.
NOTE: Only change the Power Rake angle when the
machine is on a level surface.
NOTE: Left and right are determined by standing
behind the machine facing the direction of travel.
The POWER RAKE can be positioned as follows:
1. Straight ahead
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2. Pivoted to the Left
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3. Pivoted to the right
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Power Rake Swing Control Lever
The swing control lever is shown at A.
A
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Adjusting Power Rake Angle
1. Lift up and hold the SWING CONTROL LEVER,
A.
A
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2. Push forward on the handlebar on the side you
want the Power Rake to pivot toward. At the
same time, pull rearward on the other handlebar
until the desired angle is achieved.
NOTE: Only change Power Rake position when the
machine is on a level hard surface.
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3. Release the SWING CONTROL LEVER, A, and
it will lock the Power Rake in position.
A
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PARKING THE MACHINE
When parking the tractor, use the following
procedure.
1. Stop the engine by placing the throttle control to
the STOP position.
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2. If equipped with the OPTIONAL PARK BRAKE,
put the brake to the ON position.
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3. Lower the Power Rake to the operating position
as described in the “Transport and Operating
Position section.”
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ENGINE OPERATION
STARTING A COLD ENGINE
1. Place the throttle control to the CHOKE position.
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2. Pull the starter rope slowly and with low force
until the slack is out of the rope and resistance is
felt.
3. When resistance is felt, pull the rope with enough
force to turn the engine fast enough to start the
engine. Return the pull rope gently to the
retracted position.
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4. When the engine starts, position the throttle to
the RUN position for 30 seconds to allow the
engine to warm up.
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5. After the engine has warmed up, slowly place the
throttle to the IDLE position.
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6. Move the throttle to the RUN position when
operating the machine.
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STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1. Place the throttle control slightly past the IDLE
position.
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2. Pull the starter rope slowly and with low force
until the slack is out of the rope and resistance is
felt.
3. When resistance is felt, pull the rope with enough
force to turn the engine fast enough to start the
engine.
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4. Move the throttle to the RUN position when
operating the machine.
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STOPPING THE ENGINE
1. Place the throttle to the IDLE position and allow
the engine to idle for 30 seconds.
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2. Place the throttle in the STOP position and the
engine should stop running.
NOTE: ENGINE COMPONENTS GET VERY HOT
DURING OPERATION. STOP THE ENGINE AND
ALLOW IT TO COOL BEFORE DOING ANY WORK
ON THE ENGINE.
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OPERATING THE DIRECTIONAL SPEED CONTROLS
PRELIMINARY STEPS TO MOVING THE
MACHINE IN ANY DIRECTION WITH
ENGINE RUNNING
1. Raise the Power Rake to the transport position
using the procedure described in the “CONTROLS” Section.
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2. Place LEVER, A, in the TRANSMISSION
ENGAGED position as shown.
A
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3. Start the engine using the procedure described
in the “ENGINE OPERATION” Section.
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4. If equipped, place the OPTIONAL PARK BRAKE
in the OFF position.
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STOPPING MOVEMENT WITH ENGINE
RUNNING
1. RELEASE the HYDROSTATIC CONTROL
LEVER, A. The lever will automatically go the
neutral position as shown.
2. When the hydrostatic lever is in the neutral
position the machine will not move.
A
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VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL
ADJUSTMENT
1. Adjust to slowest speed.
B
The maximum forward and reverse speeds can be
adjusted to meet specific operating conditions by
moving the Control Knob, A, in the adjustment slot.
A
WARNING: Adjust to slowest speed setting, B,
while learning to operate the machine and when
operating in confined spaces.
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NOTE: Only adjust the variable speed control when
the engine is stopped.
ADJUSTING THE VARIABLE SPEED
CONTROL
B
1. Loosen the control knob, A.
2. Move the VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL KNOB
forward to the FAST position to increase
maximum speed. (Knob shown in fastest
position.)
3. Move the VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL KNOB
rearward to the SLOW position to decrease
maximum speed.
A
4. Tighten control knob, A.
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NOTE: The optimum location of the VARIABLE
SPEED CONTROL KNOB allows you to fully engage
the hydrostatic control lever to achieve a comfortable
operating speed for the ground conditions.
NOTE: Moving the VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL
KNOB toward the FAST position increases hydrostatic control level effort.
NOTE: Moving the VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL
KNOB toward the SLOW position decreases
hydrostatic control level effort.
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FORWARD DIRECTION
1. Complete the 4 steps in the PRELIMINARY
STEPS TO MOVING THE MACHINE if not
already completed.
2. SLOWLY apply pressure and gradually PULL UP
on the HYDROSTATIC CONTROL LEVER, A, to
provide a smooth start.
3. Forward speed is directly proportional to the
amount the hydrostatic control lever is moved.
A
4. The more the lever is pulled up, the faster the
forward ground speed will be.
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CAUTION: When stopping, gradually release
pressure on the speed control level to provide a
smooth stop.
REVERSE DIRECTION
1. Complete the 4 steps in the PRELIMINARY
STEPS TO MOVING THE MACHINE if not
already completed.
2. SLOWLY apply pressure and gradually PULL
BACK on the HYDROSTATIC CONTROL
LEVER to provide a smooth stop.
3. Reverse speed is directly proportional to the
amount the hydrostatic control lever is moved.
4. The more the lever is pulled back, the faster the
reverse ground speed will be.
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NOTE: Do not back up with the attachment on the
ground.
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OPERATING THE ATTACHMENT
POSITIONING THE POWER RAKE ANGLE
POSITION THE POWER RAKE
ATTACHMENT STRAIGHT FORWARD FOR
TRANSPORTING AS THIS PROVIDES
MAXIMUM STABILITY.
NOTE: Only change the Power Rake angle when the
machine is on a level surface.
NOTE: Left and right are determined by standing
behind the machine facing the direction of travel.
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2. Position the Power Rake to the appropriate
position so the debris is discharged as shown.
POWER RAKE POSITION
1. Refer to the “Controls” Section for the procedure
to adjust the angle of the Power Rake.
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OPERATING THE POWER RAKE
STARTING THE POWER RAKE
1. Raise the Power Rake to the transport position
by pushing down on the handlebars until the
transport lock, A, engages lock bar, B, and holds
the attachment in the transport position as
described in the “Controls” section.
A
2. Adjust the depth adjustment cam to the desired
working depth as described in the “Controls”
section.
B
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3. Start the engine and place the throttle to the run
position as described in the “STARTING THE
ENGINE” section.
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4. Depress the POWER RAKE DRIVE CONTROL
AND BRAKE LEVER, A, as shown. This releases
the attachment drive brake and engages the
drive.
A
WARNING: Rotation of the rotor may cause
tractor to move backwards, under certain soil
conditions, if tractor is not moving forward under
power, or Tow Valve is in ON position.
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CAUTION: Operating at excessive speeds can
cause excessive wear or damage to the machine.
NOTE: Engage attachment before lowering onto the
ground.
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5. Lower the Power Rake to the operating position
by pushing down on the handlebars until the
transport lock lever, A, can be depressed fully,
releasing lock, B, then slowing lower the Power
Rake to the ground as described in the “Controls”
section.
A
B
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STOPPING THE POWER RAKE
1. Release the POWER RAKE DRIVE CONTROL
AND BRAKE LEVER, A, as shown. This will
disengage the drive and apply the brake to stop
the Power Rake from turning.
A
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2. Raise the POWER RAKE to the transport
position by pushing down on the handlebars until
the transport lock, A, engages bar, B, and holds
the attachment in the transport position as
described in the “Controls” section.
A
B
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SECURING THE POWER RAKE FOR TRANSPORT
1. Position the Power Rake on a trailer or other
vehicle.
2. Stop the engine.
3. Lower the Power Rake until the rotor rests on the
deck.
NOTE: The attachment must be fully lowered during
transport or the frame may be damaged.
4. Use the front tie down loops on the bottom of the
wheel frame to secure the front of the machine.
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5. Secure the rear of the tractor using the tie down
loops as shown.
NOTE: Do not over tighten the tie down straps or the
frame or tires may be damaged.
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SERVICE
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
See engine manufactures owners manual.
TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL
1. Check the oil level when the transmission is cool.
2. The oil level should be to the full line, A, on the
reservoir ,B.
3. Use 10W30 API motor oil to fill the reservoir.
B
A
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4. Add oil by removing cap, A, then remove foam
element, B.
5. Add oil as required.
A
6. Replace foam element and replace cap.
B
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LUBRICATION
Lubricate the following grease points every 10 hours
or on an annual basis whichever comes first.
Use a SAE all weather, high temperature, multipurpose grease.
Add grease to the fittings until there is a slight increase in effort needed to operate the grease gun
handle.
CAUTION: Worn grease fittings that will not hold
the gun, and fittings with a stuck check ball, must
be replaced.
Items not equipped with grease fittings (linkages,
cables, pins, levers, etc.) should be lubricated with
SAE 30 oil before the start of each operating day, or
more frequently as conditions require.
Dolly wheels -- Apply grease to zerk, A, on each
wheel.
A
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Attaching pivot located at the pivot located under the
frame below the engine. Apply grease to zerk, A.
A
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Right side rotor bearing. Apply grease to zerk, A.
A
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Left side rotor bearing.
1. Remove three retaining bolts, A, from cover, B.
B
A
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2. Apply grease to zerk, A, located behind the front
sprocket.
A
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3. Reinstall cover, B, and tighten retaining bolts, A.
B
A
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MAIN DRIVE BELT
The main drive belt transfers power from the engine
to the Power Rake. It is tensioned by a spring
attached to the idler assembly.
WARNING: Before starting any work:
1. Allow the engine and muffler to cool before
starting work.
2. Remove the spark plug wire from the spark
plug.
3. Place the throttle control to the Stop position.
4. Lower the Power Rake to the ground.
CHECK MAIN DRIVE BELT TENSION
1. Allow the engine and muffler, A, to cool before
attempting to work around the engine, main drive
belt tension level assembly, B, or to remove the
drive main belt shield, C.
C
A
B
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2. Remove the spark plug wire, A, from the spark
plug, B.
B
A
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3. Measure the length of the tensioning spring with
the belt tension handle, A, forward as shown.
A
4. The spring length at B, should be 7-1/2 inches
measured from the end of the hook to the end of
the other hook.
ATTENTION: If the tension is incorrect proceed to
the “Adjust Main Drive Belt” section.
B
If the tension is correct but the belt continues to slip,
the belt Must be replaced. Proceed to the “Replace
Main Drive Belt” section.
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ADJUSTING MAIN DRIVE BELT
1. Allow the engine and muffler, A, to cool before
attempting to move the main drive belt tension
level, B, or to remove the drive main belt shield,
C.
C
A
B
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2. Remove the spark plug wire, A, from the spark
plug, B.
B
A
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3. Remove the main drive belt shield, A, by
removing the two attaching bolts, B.
B
A
B
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4. Move the tension lever, A, rearward to the
disengaged position as shown.
A
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5. Loosen attaching bolt, A, for idler pulley, B.
Note: Move the pulley outward to increase spring
tension if the spring measurement was under 7-1/2
inches.
A
Note: Move the pulley inward to reduce spring
tension if the spring measured over 7-1/2 inches.
Tighten the idler attaching bolt, A.
B
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6. Place the tension handle, A, forward to the
tension position as shown.
7. The spring length at B, should be 7-1/2 inches
measured from the end of the hook to the end of
the other hook.
A
8. Repeat steps 4, 5, 6 and 7 until the 7-1/2 inch
spring dimension is achieved.
B
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9. Install main belt shield, A, and tighten bolts, B.
B
A
B
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10. Place the tension lever, A, forward in the belt
tension position.
A
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11. Install the spark plug wire, A, on the spark plug,
B.
B
A
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12. Check for proper operation and correct any
problems before placing the machine back in
operation.
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REPLACING THE MAIN DRIVE BELT
Removing the Main Drive Belt
C
A
1. Allow the engine and muffler, A, to cool before
attempting to work around the engine, main drive
belt tension level assembly, B, or to remove the
drive main belt shield, C.
B
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2. Remove the spark plug wire, A, from the spark
plug, B.
B
A
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3. Remove the main drive belt shield, A, by
removing the two attaching bolts, B.
B
A
B
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4. Move the tension lever, A, rearward to the
disengaged position as shown.
A
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5. Remove main drive belt, A, from the pulleys.
A
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6. Loosen the main engine belt guide bolt, A, then
push the guide, B, away from the belt, C.
C
B
A
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7. Remove the belt by sliding it between the pulley
and the frame as shown.
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Installing the Main Drive Belt
C
8. Install the new belt, C, and position on the engine
pulley.
9. Position the engine belt guide, B, 1/4 inch from
the engine pulley and tighten bolt, A.
B
A
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10. Install belt on the remaining pulleys as shown.
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11. Place the tension handle, A, forward to the
tension position as shown and measure the
spring length at B. The length at B, should be
7-1/2 inches measured from the end of the hook
to the end of the other hook.
A
ATTENTION:
If tension is correct proceed to step 16
If tension is incorrect proceed to step 12
B
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12. Move the tension lever, A, rearward to the
disengaged position as shown.
A
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13. Loosen the attaching bolt, A, for idler pulley, B.
A
NOTE: Move the pulley outward to increase spring
tension if the spring measurement was under 7-1/2
inches.
NOTE: Move the pulley inward to reduce spring
tension if the spring measured over 7-1/2 inches.
B
Tighten the idler attaching bolt, A.
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14. Place the tension handle, A, forward to the
tension position as shown. The spring length at
B, should be 7-1/2 inches measured from the end
of the hook to the end of the other hook.
A
15. Repeat steps 12,13 and 14 until the 7-1/2 inches
spring dimension is achieved.
B
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16. Install main belt shield, A, and tighten bolts, B.
B
A
B
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17. Place the tension lever, A, forward in the belt
tension position.
A
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18. Install the spark plug wire, A, on the spark plug,
B.
B
A
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19. Check for proper belt operation and correct any
problems before placing the machine back in
operation.
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TRANSMISSION DRIVE BELT
The belt delivers power from the engine to the
transmission.
The best does not need attention unless it starts to
slip.
NOTE: If the belt starts to slip check belt tension as
described below. If the tension is correct, the belt
MUST be replaced.
NOTE: Do not over tighten the belt. Over tightening
the belt will cause damage to the engine and/or
transmission.
WARNING: Before starting any work:
1. Allow the engine and muffler to cool before
starting work.
2. Remove the spark plug wire from the spark
plug.
3. Place the throttle control to the Stop position.
CHECK AND ADJUST TRANSMISSION
DRIVE BELT TENSION
1. Remove the spark plug wire, A, from the spark
plug, B.
B
A
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2. Remove transmission shield, A, after removing
two bolts, B.
B
B
A
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3. Check the belt for glazed belt edges, cracks or
missing pieces. Replace the belt if any of the
previous conditions are found. Proceed to the
“Belt Replacement” section.
4. Check that the distance at A, from the frame to
the center of the transmission input shaft, is
between 3-5/8 to 3-3/4 inches as shown.
A
ATTENTION:
If the distance is less then 3-5/8 inches, proceed to
step 5.
If the distance is 3-3/4 inches or greater, proceed to
the “Belt Replacement” section.
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5. Loosen the two retaining bolts, A, that attach the
left axle to the frame. Also, loosen the two
retaining bolts securing the right axle to the
frame.
A
A
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6. Loosen bolt, A, that attaches the transmission to
the support.
A
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7. Adjust dimension at A, from the frame to
centerline of the transmission shaft to 3-5/8 to
3-3/4 inches.
A
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8. Tighten the two axle to frame attaching bolts, A,
for the left axle. Tighten the two axle to frame
bolts on the right axle.
A
A
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9. Tighten attaching bolt, A.
A
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10. Install the transmission shield, A, and secure with
bolts, B.
B
B
A
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11. Install the spark plug wire, A, on the spark plug,
B.
B
A
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12. Start the engine and check for proper operation.
Correct any issues before using the machine.
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TRANSMISSION DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
Belt Removal
1. Remove the spark plug wire, A, from the spark
plug, B.
B
A
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2. Remove the Power Rake main drive belt, A, from
the engine pulley as described in the “Remove
Main Drive Belt” section.
A
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3. Remove transmission shield, A, after removing
two bolts, B.
B
B
A
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4. Loosen the two retaining bolts, A, that attach the
left axle to the frame. Also, loosen the two
retaining bolts securing the right axle to the
frame.
A
A
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5. Loosen bolt, A, that attaches the transmission to
the rear frame support.
A
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6. Remove the clutch brake cable jam nut, A, then
remove the cable yoke, B, from the stud.
A
B
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7. Remove nut, A, that hold the clutch brake torque
strap then remove the strap from the stud and
swing the strap toward the frame.
A
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8. Remove the transmission belt, A, from the
engine and transmission pulleys and from the
tractor as shown.
A
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9. Adjust dimension at A, from the frame to
centerline of the transmission shaft to 3-5/8 to
3-3/4 inches.
A
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10. Tighten the two axle to frame attaching bolts, A,
for the left axle. Tighten the two axle to frame
bolts on the right axle.
A
A
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11. Tighten attaching bolt, A.
A
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Belt Installation
A
12. Install the new transmission belt, A, and place on
the engine sheave.
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13. Place the belt on the transmission pulley as
shown.
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14. Slowly pull on the engine starter rope to place the
belt on the pulley.
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15. After the belt has seated on the pulley, pull the
starter rope 4 times and check that the belt is fully
seated on the pulleys, running straight, not
contacting any objects and is not damaged.
Correct as required.
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16. Install cable yoke, B, on the stud. Put two drops
of red Locktite #277 on the threads of the jam nut,
A, then tighten on the stud until there is 1/64 inch
clearance between the jam nut and the yoke.
A
B
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17. Reinstall the clutch brake torque strap. Put two
drops of red Locktite #277 on the threads of the
jam nut, A, then tighten securely.
A
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18. Check that the transmission drive belt, A, is
tracking correctly and not contacting any objects.
A
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19. Install the transmission shield, A, and secure with
bolts, B.
B
B
A
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20. Install the Power Rake drive belt, A, as described
in the “Replace Main Drive Belt” section.
A
132
21. Install the spark plug wire, A, on the spark plug,
B.
B
A
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22. Start the engine and check for proper operation.
Correct any issues before using the machine.
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ROTOR DRIVE CHAIN ADJUSTMENT
The Main Drive belt delivers power from the engine
to the 90 degree gearbox located on the left side of
the Power Rake frame. The Rotor Drive Chain
delivers power from the 90 degree gearbox to the
rotor.
Chain tension should be checked after the first 40
hours of operation then check chain tension ever 100
hours use or annually whichever comes first.
WARNING: To prevent injury perform the
following before starting work:
1. Position the Power Rake on a flat level hard
surface.
2. Lower the power Rake to the ground.
3. If the power Rake must be raised to perform
work you must place blocking under the
Power Rake frame before doing any work.
4. Allow the machine to cool to ambient
temperature before working on the Power
Rake.
5. Remove the spark plug wire from the spark
plug.
CHECK CHAIN TENSION
1. Lower the Power Rake to the ground.
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2. Remove the spark plug wire, A, from the spark
plug, B.
B
A
135
3. Remove shield, A, after removing the three bolts,
B.
B
A
B
B
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4. Measure chain slack midway between the
sprockets at A, on the top side of the chain. Chain
slack should be from 1/4 to 3/4 inch.
A
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ATTENTION: If slack is within range proceed. If slack
exceeds maximum limit proceed to step 5.
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Adjusting chain slack
5. Place the main drive belt tension lever, A,
rearward to the disengaged position.
A
138
6. Loosen the four gearbox mounting bolts, A.
A
139
7. Loosen mounting bolt, A, that attaches the inner
gearbox support bracket to the frame.
A
140
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8. Move the gearbox toward the tractor to tighten
the chain and reduce slack.
9. Snug two attaching bolts then recheck slack. For
1/4 to 3/4 inch slack at A.
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 until the proper slack is
obtained.
A
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11. Tighten the five attaching bolts loosened
previously. The four gearbox mounting bolts, A,
and the mounting bolt that attaches the inner
gearbox support bracket to the frame.
A
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12. Install the shield, A, and tighten three bolts, B.
B
A
B
B
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13. Place the main drive belt tension lever, A, forward
to the engaged position.
A
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14. Operate the Power Rake for proper operation
and correct any problem before placing the
machine back in service.
ROTOR TEETH INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT
The rotor teeth contact the ground and perform the
tilling operation.
Rotor tooth length is crucial to efficient operation.
NOTE: Teeth should be checked daily for wear and
replaced when teeth are 1/2 inch minimum.
WARNING: To prevent injury perform the
following before starting work:
1. Position the Power Rake on a flat level hard
surface.
2. Lower the power Rake to the ground.
3. If the power Rake must be raised to perform
work you must place blocking under the
Power Rake frame before doing any work.
4. Allow the machine to cool to ambient
temperature before working on the Power
Rake.
5. Remove the spark plug wire from the spark
plug.
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NOTE: Two type teeth are available:
Standard teeth are made of AR steel.
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Carbide teeth have a carbide tip on the end of the
tooth.
NOTE: Carbide teeth offer much longer life than
Standard teeth. Due to tooth spacing and rotor tube
material, carbide teeth cannot be welded to a
standard tooth rotor. A new rotor with carbide teeth
can be ordered through your dealer.
CAUTION: When welding teeth to the rotor the
ground cable MUST be connected directly to the
rotor to prevent current from flowing through the
rotor bearings which will cause damage to the
bearings.
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CHECK AND REPLACE ROTOR TEETH
1. Allow the engine and muffler, A, to cool before
attempting to work on the machine.
A
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2. Remove the spark plug wire, A, from the spark
plug, B.
B
A
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Main
Weld
1/2 inch
Ground
Cable
Rotor (REF)
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WARNING: Support the Power Rake and securely
block it before working on the rotor.
3. Measure the height of the teeth.
4. Replace teeth at the minimum 1/2 inch height by
having a certified welder weld new teeth in front
of the original teeth in the same spiral pattern as
the original teeth. Replace Teeth in pairs 180
degrees apart to maintain rotor balance.
5. Attach the ground connection to a rotor tooth and
weld the new teeth as shown.
6. After welding new teeth in place and removing
the ground cable.
7. Install the spark plug wire, A, on the spark plug,
B.
8. Operate the rotor and make sure it is in balance
and operates properly.
B
9. Correct any problems before placing the
machine back in service.
A
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END OF SEASON STORAGE SERVICE
3. Spray exposed cabled with a fluid lubricant to
prevent binding and rust.
CLEAN THE ENTIRE MACHINE AND
ENGINE
4. Lubricate chain with chain lubricant.
Thoroughly clean the machine and engine then blow
dry with 50 PSI compressed air.
5. Examine all belts for damage and replace as
required.
ENGINE SERVICE
6. Check the condition of all shields and replace as
required.
1. Refer to the engine manufactures manuals for
specific recommendations and procedures.
7. Check safety decals and replace as required.
MACHINE SERVICE
8. Check all bearing and gearboxes for bearing
condition. Replace any loose bearings.
1. Lubricate all grease point as shown in the
Lubrication Section.
9. Check condition of the teeth on the rotor and
replace as required.
2. Lubricate all linkage pivot points.
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SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Honda – GXV390K1 13.0 HP
FUEL TANK
1.0 US Gallon
TRANSMISSION
Hydrostatic Infinite variable control
GROUND SPEED
0 – 4.2 mph
WEIGHT
440 Lbs.
DIMENSIONS
42” W x 45” H x 76” L
POWER RAKE ROTOR WIDTH
36”
POWER RAKE ROTOR TEETH
Standard -- Steel
Optional -- Carbide
DRIVES
Engine mounted clutch/brake
Heavy duty bevel gearbox with sealed bearings
B76 main drive belt
#50 o--ring drive chain
TIRES
Rear = 18 x 6.5 heavy 4-Ply lugged
ATTACHMENT ARM
Variable angle 0 to 18 degrees each side
CONTROLS
Variable speed control lever
Implement positioning lever
Differential lock
Park Brake – optional
FRAME
Heavy formed tube mainframe
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BEFORE EACH USE
AFTER EACH USE
1. Check tiller daily for loose, bent, broken, or
missing parts.
1. Clean all debris from tiller especially on the rotor.
2. To prevent rusting, touch up any spots where
paint may have worn off.
2. Observe tiller’s general condition, noting points
that may need attention.
3. Store in a clean, dry place.
3. Check rotor to be sure no foreign objects such as
wire or weeds are wrapped around them.
4. Make certain drive line shields are in place and
in good condition.
5. During operation, listen for abnormal sounds
which might indicate loose parts, damaged
bearings or other damage. Correct any problem
immediately.
TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM
Rotor does not turn.
Rotor stalls too easily.
POTENTIAL CAUSE
REMEDY
Tractor is not engaged.
Engage tractor Attachment
Drive.
Control and Brake Lever
Obstruction jammed between the rotor
and frame.
Clear obstruction from the rotor.
Main Drive Belt not adjusted correctly.
Adjust Main Drive Belt. (See
Main Drive Belt adjusting).
Main Drive Belt is worn out.
See dealer for appropriate
service.
Working depth too deep.
Reduce working depth.
Ground speed too fast.
Reduce ground speed.
Main Drive Belt not adjusted correctly.
Adjust Main Drive Belt. (See
Main Drive Belt adjusting).
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