Operators Manual - Groundsman Industries

Operators Manual - Groundsman Industries
OM MAY 2015
Operators
Operators Manual
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SERIAL NUMBER
DELIVERY DATE
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It is essential to quote the machine model and serial number when making service enquiries
or ordering spare parts to avoid any delay.
The serial number of your Groundsman Pedestrian Operated Turf Multi Cutter is located on
the front right side body panel if viewed from the rear of the machine.
This machine was supplied by:
Dealer address:
If you require any further advice or assistance you can contact Groundsman Industries
directly on:
Tel: +44 (0) 28 2766 7049 Fax: +44 (0) 28 2766 6855
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Page 1
INDEX
CONTENTS
PAGE
SERIAL NUMBER
1
INDEX
2
SAFETY FIRST
3
WARRANTY
4
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
5
MACHINE BREAKDOWN
6
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
7&8
OPERATOR LEVERS AND CONTROLS
9 & 10
BASIC SET-UP & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
11 , 12, 13 & 14
RUNNING MAINTENANCE
15, 16, 17
BLADE WHEEL OPTIONS
18
BLADES & ACCESSORIES
19
Page 2
SAFETY FIRST
1.
All guards must be in place.
Always ensure that all guards are in position, properly fitted and maintained. Do not attempt to operate the
machine before making this check each time the machine is used.
2. Beware of bystanders.
Operators should be aware that it is possible that debris can exit from the sides of the machine, so this area
is best kept clear.
3. Always operate safely.
Never remove any guards or work at the any part of the mechanism while the engine is running. When tilting the machine up to rest on the chassis nose to gain access to the cutter blade, always select a stable and
level surface. Be aware that in this forward tilted position, petrol can leak through the filler cap if the tank
is full. Take care not to allow petrol spillage or cause to ignite.
4. Never operate the machine with any parts missing.
Check the machine periodically for loose or damaged parts. Always use genuine Groundsman Industries
replacement parts. Failures caused by the use of spurious replacement parts will not be covered by the
factory warranty, nor will any liability be accepted for damages or injury thus incurred.
5.
Modifications.
No liability will be accepted in respect of machines modified without specific written permission from
Groundsman Industries.
6. Observe the manual.
No liability will be accepted where injury or damage is caused by using the machine in a manner other than
detailed in this manual.
Always disengage blade drive before transporting the machine
Do not start this machine or carry out any maintenance until you have read and understand the safety and operating instructions contained in this manual.
Page 3
WARRANTY
Examination of the goods has been made by or on behalf of the purchaser and no warranty condition, description or representation on the part of the manufacturer is given or is to be implied or has been given
from anything said or written in the negotiations between the parties or their representative beyond those
mentioned below. Any statutory or other warrant condition, description or representation expressed or implied as to the goods is hereby expressly excluded.
In lieu, thereof the manufacturer undertakes to make good by repair or replacement at its option free of all
charge during normal working hours. Any defects in the goods arising in the manufacturer’s opinion from
faulty design, materials or workmanship which shall become apparent within a period of 24 months in the
case of machines, and 12 months in the case of spares from the date of receipt of the goods. At the termination of which period, all liability on the manufacturer’s part ceases. Provided always and the above warranty is subject to the following conditions:
A. The manufacturer’s liability extents only to the repair or replacement and it accepts no liability for any
consequential or other loss, damage or injury resulting directly or indirectly from any defect in the
goods.
B. The manufacturers warranty does not extent to failures, defects or damage attributable to wear and tear,
improper adjustments, neglect, and alteration of specification or accident.
C. All defective parts must be returned to the dealer immediately together with full particulars of the defects, the machine number, the hours worked and the date machine was supplied.
D. The manufacturers warranty does not extend to proprietary or other components not of its manufacture,
but it will as far as possible pass to the purchaser any benefits of any guarantee given to the manufacturer in respect of such components.
E. In the event of the rejection by the manufacturer of any claim, the part or parts returned will be destroyed unless specific instructions to the contrary were given when part or parts were returned.
F. No claim will be considered if other than genuine parts manufactured by the manufacturer or its order
and listed in its catalogue are used.
G. This warranty should only be construed as strictly limited in its application and is valid only in the
country of purchase. If the goods shall change hands during the period of this warranty, this warranty
will cease to have effect.
H. The manufacturer accepts no responsibility for damage by fire or accident of any kind to any goods returned under the terms of this warranty. The manufacturer does not accept responsibility for any accident occurring to such goods whilst on the premises.
I. This warranty shall cease to have effect if the purchaser removes, defaces or alters the manufacturer’s
number plate (serial number) or any other numbers or marks affixed to any Groundsman Industries Ltd
product.
Page 4
TMC26 Technical Specification
Blades
Blade Mounting :
Three Bolt Tri-Pad Mounting
Sod Cutting :
Depth
7cm (3”)
Width
30cm
35cm
40cm
45cm
50cm
(12”)
(14”)
(16”)
(18”)
(20”)
De-compact / Mole Drain / Trench :
Depth
10cm (4”)
Adjustments :
Cut Depth
Cut Angle
0cm — 7cm infinitely variable
1deg — 6deg infinitely variable
Width
66cm
50cm
120cm
160cm
80cm
Machine
Overall Dimensions :
Length
Height
Machine Weight :
158kg (348lbs) blade fitted
Engine :
6.5 HP Honda GX200
Primary Drive :
Blade Drive
(26”)
(20”)
(47”)
(63”)
(32”)
At Handles
At Safety Guard
Handles Folded
Handles Un-folded
Enclosed centrifugal clutch & belt drive.
Ground Drive
Central connecting rod and eccentric drive shaft sealed bearings
throughout.
Oil filled worm gear engaging central drive axle.
Wheels Front
Stud mounted 300mm diameter solid rubber turf tread wheels.
Wheel Rear
Ball bearing rim with smooth pneumatic 9 X 3.50 - 4 tyre. Caster
mounted with foot operated caster lock for straight and curve
cutting plus transport .
Performance Chart
Depth
Adjustable
(Maximum)
Cutting widths
Forward
Speed
HAV Levels (Handle Bar
Vibration)
TURF CUTTING
7cm (3”)
Mole &
De-Compact
10cm (4”)
TRENCH
16cm
SOD
30cm to 50cm
27 mtrs/min
(29 yds)
6.68 (m/s2)
Maximum
Operating Time
1.12 Hours
Page 5
TMC26 Machine Breakdown
1. CHASSIS ASSEMBLY
THROTTLE CABLE
7. HONDA ENGINE GX200 6.5 HP
BELT
ENGINE CLUTCH
3. GROUND DRIVE
ASSEMBLY
BELT
2. REAR WHEEL
ASSEMBLY
4. CRANK ASSEMBLY
6. BLADE ASSEMBLY
BLADE
5. FRONT AXLE
ITEM NO. PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
COLOUR CODE
1
BJB 001
Chassis Assembly
2
BJB 214
Rear Wheel Assembly
3
BJB 298
Ground Drive Assembly
4
BJB 319
Crank Assembly
5
BJB 253
Front Axle Assembly
6
BJB 529
Blade Assembly
7
BJB 457
Engine, Clutch, Belt & Chains
Page 6
TMC26 Technical Information
With reference to the colour coded illustration on Page 6 of the TMC26 Operators Manual Booklet
Engine, Clutch, Belt & Chains
Honda GX200 parallel ¾” keyed shaft 6.5 HP engine fitted with a solid steel twin shoe
centrifugal clutch. The clutch is throttle lever activated and drives an ‘A’ section main drive V
-belt transmitting power from the engine to the input shaft pulley located on the far side of
the tee gearbox (yellow) The V-belt is tensioned by an adjustable jockey pulley which rides
on the inside V section tensioning the belt outward in its natural curvature rather than riding
on the back of the belt thereby minimising belt failure from splitting. The belt is easily
accessible for adjustment or replacement by removing the cover.
Ground Drive Assembly
The V belt driven input shaft runs through the sealed oil filled tee gearbox across the width
of the chassis driving a 30mm (1 ¼”) wide flat toothed belt to transmit power to the bladedrive crankshaft. The worm-gear shaft extends downwards from the tee gearbox through the
worm tube casing transmitting power to the front wheel axle (blue) by engaging on a heavy
duty 160mm (6”) diameter bronze worm wheel. The worm gear drive is engaged and
disengaged by a remote gear lever via a direct linkage rod and activating cam within the
axle casing.
Front Axle Assembly
The positioning of the wheel axle within the casing maximises traction, balance and blade
ground clearance. The worm gears are enclosed and submerged in the oil filled casing for
long life and is virtually maintenance free.
Crank Assembly
The flat toothed belt transmits power from the tee gearbox output shaft via the lever
activated plunger-pin blade drive clutch to the blade drive crankshaft. The flat belt is quiet
running, extremely long lasting and requires no lubrication. It provides a cushion drive to the
cutter-blade helping prevent damage from stones or intrusions. The blade drive flat belt is
easily accessible for adjustment or replacement by removing the belt cover. The blade drive
crankshaft is fitted with two flywheel counter-balance weights which counteract the
vibrations generated by the oscillating blade drive mechanism.
Blade Assembly
A single connecting rod is located on the blade drive crankshaft and attaches to a high
tensile steel drive leg centrally located in relation to the cutter blade; this allows the blade to
flex at either side on impact with obstacles giving additional protection to the blade. The
blade drive connecting-rod is attached to the drive leg at a midway point above the cutter
blade allowing the crank drive to have a shorter throw keeping the moving mass to a
minimum, this in conjunction with the crank-shaft flywheels keep the vibration levels
generated by the blade drive mechanism to a minimum.
Page 7
TMC26 Technical Information
Blade Assembly
The cutter blades are attached to the blade drive leg by a unique three bolt tri-pad mounting
system which enables the operator to adjust the blade to get an equal thickness across the
width of the cut before finally tightening the blade mounting bolts. The tri-pad mounting
system can also accommodate a variety of blades and attachments. All blades are made
from hardened toughened steel and the sod undercutting blades have an arched cross
section allowing the sod to flow easier over the blade while stiffening the blade to prevent
sagging thereby maintaining thickness across the width of the sod..
The upper end of the blade drive leg clamps onto a sealed bearing spindle contained within a
pivoting-arm and depth lever bracket which enables the blade to be raised and lowered to
set the cutting depth or to raise the blade out of work. The selected cutting depth is locked
securely by two clamp plungers and a locking lever. The blade cutting angle remains
constant at all depths. The cutting angle can be altered by loosening the four jockey-wheel
mounting bracket bolts at the rear of the machine and sliding the jockey wheel bracket up or
down on the slots tilting the chassis and changing the blade cutting angle as indicated by the
pointer and scale beside the bracket.
Rear Wheel Assembly
The pneumatic caster tail wheel is mounted on a bracket attached to the rear of the chassis
by four bolts. A foot lever enables the caster wheel to be locked or allowed to swivel for
straight line or curve cutting. For loading, transportation and storage, the caster wheel
should be locked forward facing the chassis. For cutting the caster wheel should be
positioned facing backwards away from the chassis. The caster wheel mounting bracket can
be adjusted up or down to tilt the chassis altering the blade cutting angle as described in the
Blade Assembly paragraph above.
Chassis Assembly
An engine guard is incorporated at the front of chassis. The chassis is designed to allow
access to the mechanisms with the minimum of dismantling. The main sub assemblies can
be removed independently if repairs or maintenance is required. The belt drives are located
external of the chassis and easily accessed by removing the belt covers. The operator
handles are mounted to the chassis by four double jointed circular rubber mounts. These are
positioned and mounted so as to allow maximum deflexion on a vertical plane to absorb
cutting vibrations in work while restricting the right / left or lateral movement for maximum
operator control to steer and guide the machine in the cut. A limit stop is incorporated to
prevent damage to the rubber joints if excessive force is applied the operator handles. The
handles can be folded over the chassis for compact storage.
SEE TMC26 PARTS MANUAL FOR EXPLODED PARTS ILLUSTRATIONS AND PART NUMBERS
Page 8
Operator Levers and Controls
A
B
OPERATORS HANDLES
(A) OPERATORS HANDLES (folded)
(B) OPERATORS HANDLES CLAMP LEVER
(C) CUTTER BLADE
C
D
MANOUVRING
(A) OPERATOR HANDLES (unfolded)
A
(B) CASTER WHEEL
(C) CASTER WHEEL LOCK LEVER
C
(D) LIFTING EYELET
B
A
B
CUTTING DEPTH ADJUSTMENT
(A) CUTTING DEPTH CLAMP LEVER
(B)
CUTTING DEPTH ADJUSTMENT LEVER
(C) CUTTING DEPTH SCALE
D
C
(D)
CUTTING DEPTH STOP
GROUND DRIVE
A
(A) GROUND DRIVE ENGAGEMENT LEVER
(B) GROUND DRIVE LEVER LOCK RING
B
Page 9
Operator Levers and Controls
OPERATORS HANDLE (unfolded)
(A)
THROTTLE LEVER
(B)
DRIVE WHEELS
(C) CASTER WHEEL
A
B
C
HONDA PETROL ENGINE
(A) ON OFF SWITCH
B
(B) CHOKE LEVER
(C) FUEL ON OFF LEVER
C
(D) PULL STARTER HANDLE
D
A
BLADE ENGAGEMENT
(A) BLADE ENGAGEMENT LEVER
A
B
C
TAIL-WHEEL (BLADE ANGLE) ADJUSTMENT
(A) BLADE ANGLE POINTER
(B) BLADE ANGLE SCALE
(C) TAIL-WHEEL CLAMP BOLTS
A
Page 10
Basic Setting Up and Operating Instructions
A
B
B
OPERATORS HANDLES
The operators handles ’A’ can be folded for
storage or carriage. To unfold slacken handle
clamp lever ’B’ and pivot the handles ‘A’ up and
back. Set the operators handles at a height which
is comfortable to operate the machine when the
blade is in the ground. Re-tighten the clamp lever
firmly.
CUTTER BLADE DEPTH ADJUSTMENT
A
Tilt the machine forward to rest on its nose
to clear the Blade from the Ground to enable
In and Out of Work and Cutting Depth adjustments.
Out Of Work
Unclamp lever ‘A’ and lift lever ‘B’ to raise the
blade out of work for transport.
B
A
E
D
F
E
G
CUTTING DEPTH ADJUSTMENT
Unclamp lever ‘A’ and lift or lower lever ‘B’ to
select the desired cutting depth 0 to 3 inches by
aligning holes ‘E’ with the depth indicator arrow
on decal ‘D’ Tighten the depth clamp lever ‘A’
firmly.
CUTTING DEPTH STOP
When the cutter blade has been adjusted to the
desired cutting depth, loosen the depth stop
clamp nut ‘G’ and slide the depth stop down the
slot to the stop and re-clamp. This enables the
blade to be raised out of work for transport and
quickly re-set to exactly the same depth each
time.
F
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Basic Setting Up and Operating Instructions
BLADE ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
C
The blade angle on the TMC26 remains
constant throughout the cutting depth range
and seldom needs to be adjusted.
A
B
E
D
If a flatter or steeper blade cutting angle is
desired it is adjusted as follows;
Tilt the machine forward to rest on it’s nose.
Slacken the four blade angle clamp bolts ’A’ and
slide the slotted caster wheel mounting bracket ‘C’
up to decrease and down to increase the blade
angle as indicated on scale ’B’ and pointer ‘D’
Ensuring that the caster-wheel ’E’ is square
re-tighten the four clamp bolts ‘A’ firmly.
A
B
GROUND DRIVE
Ground wheel drive can be engaged or disengaged by lifting the lever lock ring ’B’ located
under the lever knob ’A’ and shifting the lever
fully forward to engage ground drive or backwards
to disengage. When the Ground Drive Lever is in
the rearward neutral position the main grounddrive wheels are free to turn for wheeling or
manoeuvring the machine. The ground drive is set
independently of the cutter drive.
Page 12
Basic Setting Up and Operating Instructions
ENGAGE AND DIS-ENGAGE CUTTER DRIVE
To disengage the cutter drive pull the lever ‘A’
backward until it locks into the neutral position.
When engaging the cutter drive ensure the
engine is idling and push the lever forward to
release it from the locked neutral position. Pull
the throttle lever gently to enable the blade
clutch to fully engage drive before increasing
the power.
A
B
A
D
C
THE ENGINE
The TMC26 Turf multi Cutter is fitted standard with
a Honda GX200 6.5 HP Engine. Unleaded or low
leaded fuel is preferred to minimize combustion
chamber deposits. Before starting for the first time
check that the engine
has been filled to the
correct level with engine oil (see running
maintenance section of this manual.) To start the
engine, switch the ignition switch ‘A’ on. Check
that the fuel lever ‘C’ is turned on and if the engine
is cold, turn on the choke lever ‘B’. Pull the starter
cord handle ‘D’ and when the engine starts, ease
the choke lever off.
BEFORE STARTING AND OPERATING THE ENGINE,
FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THE HONDA
ENGINE
MANUAL
SUPPLIED
WITH
THIS
OPERATORS MANUAL.
TRANSPORT AND MANOUVERING
B
A
C
F
E
G
Drive
If the ground drive engagement and blade drive
levers are set in the dis-engaged (neutral) position,
no drive will be transmitted to the ground wheel or
the cutter blade and the machine can be wheeled
freely by the operator. Pulling up on the throttle
lever ’A’ will increase the engine speed and engage
the main drive clutch but no power will be
transmitted to the wheels or the blade if both
levers are in the neutral position. Engage the
ground drive lever ’B’ for forward transportation
under power. The cutter blade drive lever ’C’
should remain dis-engaged for transporting,
loading and manoeuvring the machine.
Caster Wheel
The caster wheel lock lever can be operated by
hand at ‘E’ or by foot at ‘F’. With the lever tilted
back the caster wheel is free to swivel as shown.
Moving the lever up and forward will lock the
caster wheel in two positions, forward towards the
chassis for transport and storage or back away
from the chassis for straight line cutting. When the
caster wheel is free to swivel the machine can be
turned easily in transport or in-work for curve
cutting.
Page 13
Basic Setup and Operating Instructions
OPERATING THE MACHINE IN WORK
Follow the instructions to set the depth then
engage the blade cutter drive. Ensure that the
ground wheel drive is also engaged. Start the
engine and grasping the throttle lever pull upward to engage the main drive. Apply a gentle
downward pressure to the operators handles
to enter the cutter blade in the ground then
relax the handles and allow the machine to do
the work. To exit the cut, tilt the machine forward while the drive is still engaged until the
cutter blade clears the ground.
CHANGING THE BLADES
BEFORE COMMENCING TO CHANGE THE
CUTTER BLADE SWITCH THE ENGINE OFF.
B
A
Remove and fitting the cutter blade
Tilt the machine forward to rest on the chassis
nose to raise the blade clear of the ground.
Set the cut to full depth with the caster wheel
locked facing away from the blade. Using the
Tee Wrench supplied with the machine, remove the three blade mounting nuts and
heavy washers then remove the blade. The
two longer bolts are located in the lower two
holes and the shorter bolt at the top. Ensure
that the heavy washers are in place when refitted the blade. Before tightening the nuts,
align the blade by tapping on either side to
ensure a consistent thickness of sod across
the width of the cut. Tightened the three nuts
FIRMLY.
DO NOT ALLOW the blade mounting bolts to
work loose, re-check that the nuts are tight
periodically when in use.
Fitting the De-compactor, Mole-drain and
Trench Blades
Alternative blades are fitted in the same manner and with the same precautions as with the
sod cutting blade described above. PLEASE
NOTE that the two longer bolts ’A’ are not
used, all three bolts are the shorter ones for
these types of blades.
A
NOTE
See Blades and Accessories on page 19
Page 14
Running Maintenance
A
ENGINE
Please refer to the Honda owners
instructions regarding maintenance.
A
B
manual
for
Engine Oil
The Groundsman Model TMC26 is fitted with a GX200
Honda 6.5 HP petrol engine. When filling or checking the
oil level, the engine should be level. With the cutter blade
raised out of work and all three wheels resting on a level
surface, unscrew the oil plug ‘A’ and dip stick located at
the front of the engine. Fill with SAE 10 W 30 or
equivalent until the oil is level with the bottom of the
threads on the filler hole. When the oil plug is removed
the oil should be visible on the dip stick. Check the engine
oil regularly. Replace every 80 working hrs or 6 months.
Air Filter
Check the air filter is clean. Undo the thumb-screw located
on the top of the air filter cover ‘A’ located on top of the
engine to expose the filter. Undo the second thumb-screw
to remove the filter. Remove the filter outer foam ’B’ and
wash clean with petrol and squeeze in a few drops of oil.
The paper element must be replaced when dirty or
clogged. Check every 50 working hours depending on
operating conditions.
A
MAIN DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT & REPLACMENT
B
Removing the belt cover-guard
Undo the two retaining bolts ‘A’ to remove the coverguard. If the belt is worn, split or cracked the belt must
be replaced.
Replacing and tensioning V-belt
The main-drive V-belt ‘B’ should be checked and retensioned every 100 working hours. Slacken the four
engine base mounting bolts ‘C’ and turn the belt
tensioning bolt ‘D’ anti-clockwise to slide the engine back
to loosen the belt for removal. To re-tension the belt turn
the belt tensioning bolt ‘D’ clockwise.
C
D
The correct belt tension
Placing your fingers on top of the belt half way between
the pulleys and pressing downward, tension the belt to
achieve 15mm deflection. Ensure that the engine is
square and the clutch pulley face is properly aligned with
the belt. Tighten the four engine base mount bolts firmly.
15mm
Page 15
Running Maintenance
D
B
A
E
C
G
F
H
K
J
L
BLADE DRIVE BELT
Check and re-tension the blade-drive belt every 300
working hours. If it is worn, split or cracked the belt must
be replaced. Access the blade-drive belt by removing the
cover-guard.
Removing the cover
Place the blade-drive engagement lever ‘E’ in the forward
in-drive position. Undo the three main retaining bolts
from guard lugs ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ plus the smaller bolt ‘D’
to remove the blade drive belt cover.
Replacing and tensioning the belt
Using a socket wrench, slacken the belt tensioning roller
spindle bolt ‘F’ and slide the tensioning roller along the
slot to loosen the blade-drive belt ‘G’ for removal. Slide
the belt off the pulleys and over the blade-drive lever
and bracket. To re-tension the belt push the tensioning
roller along the slot firmly against the belt and retighten
the belt tensioning roller locking spindle bolt firmly.
Replace the cover and tighten the four retaining bolts.
GROUND DRIVE GEAR-BOX
Checking and topping up the gearbox oil
Check the ground-drive gear-box oil level every 300
working hours OR if the machine has been lying on
its side or there is any sign of oil leakage under the
machine. On a level surface, tilt the machine forward to
rest on the chassis nose. With an extension socket
wrench, remove oil-plug ‘H’ and using a container with a
filler tube, top up the gear-box oil level with EP 90 gearoil. To check the oil level, wipe the oil-plug dip-stick ‘J’
with a clean rag and place it into the filler hole until the
oil-plug threads are resting but not screwed into the filler
hole. Remove the dip-stick and the oil level should be
visible on the stick up to the full mark ‘K’. If no oil is
visible on the dip-stick DO NOT RUN THE MACHINE
until it is topped up. Replace the oil plug ensuring that
the copper sealing ring is not damaged or missing and
tighten firmly.
GREASE POINTS
Blade-Drive Lever
Every 100 working hours or 6 months use a grease gun
pump two or three strokes of general purpose grease into
the nipple ’L’ on the end of the blade-drive lever spindle.
DO NOT OVER-GREASE to avoid excess grease reaching
the blade-drive belt and pulleys.
N
M
Clamp Levers
Operator Handle Clamp Lever ’M and Depth Clamp Lever
’N’ should be unscrewed periodically and the threads
packed with grease.
Page 16
Running Maintenance
CUTTER BLADE
Check for wear and tighten the mounting bolts
B
A
It is important not to allow the cutter blade to
become loose. The three blade mounting bolts ’A’
should be checked and tightened five working hours
after initial fitting and every 30 working hours there
after. On a level surface, tilt the machine forward to
rest on the front chassis nose and use the tee
wrench supplied to tighten the bolts.. If the cutting
edge on the cutter blade cross knife or side knives is
rounded and dull, the blade should be removed for
sharpening. This should be done by a service workshop. The cutting bevel should be ground on the upper face of the blade cross knife and on the outermost faces of the side knives. If the blade cross
knife is worn to less than 30mm i.e. 60% its original
width, it will not enter the ground efficiently and
should be replaced.
MAINTENANCE SUMMARY
Frequency
Operation
Type / Quantity
Blade
30 hrs
Tighten Bolts
See page 16 (above)
Air Filter
50 hrs
Clean or Replace
See Honda Manual
Engine Oil
80 hrs
Top Up
SAE 10 W 30
Clamp Levers
100 hrs
Grease Threads
Multi Purpose Grease
Jockey Tyre
100 hrs
Check Pressure
24 psi
Main Drive Belt
100 hrs
Check Tension
See Parts Manual
Blade Drive Belt
300 hrs
Check Tension
See Parts Manual
Gear Oil
300 hrs
Top Up
EP 90
Page 17
Blade Wheel Options
A
B
Reversible Blade Wheels
The standard blade-wheels (E) fitted to the
TMC26 can be used with all sod-blade
widths from 40cm (16”) and wider.
E
The blade-wheels can be reversed or
turned inside out to space them further
apart to give the machine a wider stance
for better stability. When the wheels are
reversed, only sod-blade widths of 45cm
(18”) plus can be fitted
Narrow Blade Wheels
Narrow blade-wheels are available to accommodate sod-blade widths down to
30cm (12”)
D
C
A
B
Removing the Blade Wheels
Ensure that the machine is properly supported to take the weight off the wheels for
removal (see Hoisting the Machine)
Place the Ground Drive Lever (C) in the forward engaged position and using the Tee
Wrench (D) provided, undo the three wheel
nuts. When refitting ensure that the wheel
is properly located and tighten the three
nuts firmly.
Hoisting the Machine
Eyelet (A) is provided on the TMC26 to enable the machine to be lifted for loading or
to enable the blade wheels to be removed.
Before using the eyelet, tighten the depth
clamp lever (B) firmly.
Ensure that the
lifting means is securely attached to the
lifting eyelet and that it is capable of supporting the weight of the machine. (see
machine specifications)
Page 18
Blades and Accessories
SOD BLADES
* Symbol indicates most commonly used
Width
Part Number
30cm (12”) Blade Sod Cutting
TC26BS30
35cm (14”) Blade Sod Cutting
TC26BS35
40cm (16”) Blade Sod Cutting *
TC26BS40
45cm (18”) Blade Sod Cutting *
TC26BS45
50cm (20”) Blade Sod Cutting
TC26BS50
SERRATTED SOD BLADES
*For cutting fibre reinforced sod, heather etc.
Width
Part Number
30cm (12”) Blade Sod Cutting
TC26BSS30
35cm (14”) Blade Sod Cutting
TC26BSS35
40cm (16”) Blade Sod Cutting *
TC26BSS40
45cm (18”) Blade Sod Cutting *
TC26BSS45
50cm (20”) Blade Sod Cutting
TC26BSS50
MOLE-DRAIN & DE-COMPACTION BLADES
*Produces a single cut on the surface cultivating
or mole-draining beneath to 10cm (4”) depth
Depth
10cm (4”) Blade Mole-drain
10cm (4”) Blade De-compact
Part Number
TC26BM10
TC26BD10
TRENCH CUTTING BLADES
*Produces a cleanly cut spade width strip of turf to 10cm
(4”) deep that can be lifted out to dig a trench and
replaced the sod when completed.
Width
Depth
Part Number
16cm (7”)
10cm (4”) Blade Trench TC26BT1610
REVETTING SOD CUTTING BLADES
*Two strips of sod cut with one blade for sod-walling or
bunker building.
Width
2 x 15cm (2x6”)
Part Number
Blade Revetting
TC26BR30/2
2 x 17.5cm (2x7”) Blade Revetting
TC26BR35/2
2 x 20cm (2x8”)
Blade Revetting
TC26BR40/2
2 x 22.5cm (2x9”) Blade Revetting
TC26BR45/2
2 x 25cm (2x10”)
TC26BR50/2
Blade Revetting
See our product accessories catalogue for more details about available blades and accessories or go to
“ACCESSORIES” on our website www.groundsmanindustries.com
Customised blade can be manufactured to your specification, contact Groundsman Industries Ltd.
Phone: (+44) 028 2766 7049 Fax: (+44) 028 2766 6855 Email: info@groundsmanindustries.com
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www.groundsmanindustries.com
NOTES
Address
Groundsman
Industries Ltd.
30 Ballybrakes Road
Ballymoney
Co. Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT536LG
Telephone
UK : 028 2766 7049
Int : +44 28 2766 7049
Fax
UK : 028 2766 6855
Int : +44 28 2766 6855
Email:
info@groundsmanindustries.com
Global Network
Please see dealer
network page on our
website
or contact
Groundsman
Regional Dealer
Address
Telephone
Fax
Website
Email : info@groundsmanindustries.com
www.groundsmanindustries.com
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