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Sales:1-800-543-7166
T75 HydroSeeder ®
Parts and Operator’s Manual
Model MD
LBT75-MU
Serial No
ACTIVATE YOUR FINN EQUIPMENT WARRANTY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ACTIVATING
YOUR FINN EQUIPMENT WARRANTY!!!
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU, THE PURCHASER, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEP IN ORDER TO
ACTIVATE THE FINN CORPORATION LIMITED WARRANTY.

COMPLETE THE EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION FORM
AND MAIL TO THE FINN CORPORATION.
IF FINN CORPORATION DOES NOT HAVE YOUR COMPLETED REGISTRATION
FORM ON FILE, YOUR WARRANTY CLAIM WILL BE DENIED.
Once your FINN equipment has been registered, your FINN Limited Warranty will
be activated per the warranty statement on the next page.
<<What should you do if you need repairs or parts under Warranty?>>
 1.
NOTIFY FINN CORPORATION OF THE FAILURE OF MATERIAL OR WORKMANSHIP
1-800-543-7166 Extension (246)
[email protected]
 2.
AFTER YOU OR YOUR SERVICE DEALER NOTIFY FINN, FINN WILL:

VERIFY THAT WE HAVE YOUR REGISTRATION ON FILE

VERIFY THAT THE WARRANTY PERIOD IS IN EFFECT

VERIFY THAT THE RELATED PART(S) ARE INCLUDED IN THE SCOPE OF
WARRANTY (PENDING FINN’S INSPECTION OF DEFECTIVE PARTS)

SEND YOU REPLACEMENT PART(S) AND A WARRANTY INFORMATION PACKET
REQUEST YOU FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AS NOTED IN THE PACKET
▪ Completely fill out the Parts Tag.
▪ Attach the Parts Tag to the defective part(s).
▪ Return the part(s) and the completed Warranty Claim Form to FINN
Corporation using the return shipping label. (Within 2 weeks)
▪ Tape the Orange identifier sheet, marked with the W/RMA number, on
the outside of the box in which you are shipping the defective part(s).
Warranty period:
Hydroseeders & Straw Blowers 2 years or 2000 hrs which ever comes 1 st
All other equipment 1 year or 1200 hrs which ever comes 1st
OUR WARRANTY TO YOU:
Finn Corporation warrants to you, the original purchaser, for use (or rental to
others for use) all new construction machinery, parts and attachments (except
those referred to herein) that are manufactured by Finn to be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period noted above.
Replacement parts provided under the terms of this warranty are warranted
for the remainder of the warranty period applicable to the product to which
parts are installed, as if parts were original components of the product.
WHAT FINN WILL DO:
Upon notification of Finn concerning a failure of material or workmanship in
accordance with the above stated Warranty, Finn Corporation will:
x
Verify claim falls within the valid warranty time frame.
x
Verify the product and equipment has been registered with Finn in
order to be eligible for warranty coverage.
x
Upon affirmation of warranty period and registration, Finn will send to
you a new or repaired replacement part(s), whichever Finn elects and a
“Warranty Claim Information packet” containing instructions for
processing the warranty claim.
x
Evaluate the part when defective part is returned. Note: Failure to
return defective part within two weeks will result in an invoice being
sent to the customer. In addition, if damage to a part is determined not
to be covered under the warranty, the customer will be billed.
x
Reconcile costs with customer for parts and shipping, as determined by
our inspection of failed parts, and confirmation of warranty coverage,
per the terms of this warranty.
x
Correction of nonconformities, in the manner provided above, shall
constitute fulfillment of all liabilities of Finn Corporation.
WHAT YOU MUST DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE:
x
As the purchaser covered under the above limited warranty you must
REGISTER the equipment with Finn FAILURE TO REGISTER
WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
x
Claim Number: Notify the warranty Dept. same day or next day of any
intent to do warranty work and obtain a “Warranty Claim Number,”
x
All warranty labor must be pre-approved by providing Finn with an
estimate of labor costs. Once approved, Finn will issue you a Work
Authorization Number, prior to work being performed.(EXCEPTION:
Unless the labor is per the Labor Allowance Schedule or less)
x
The labor costs reimbursement will be based on the Labor Allowance
Schedule established by Finn and where not applicable, on a reasonable
number of hours as determined by Finn.
x
Notify Finn Corporation of any failure of material or workmanship as
described under this warranty.
¾ Web notification: [email protected]
¾ Phone 1-800-543-7166 extension 246
x
Complete the required steps in the “Warranty Claim Information
packet” (which Finn will send you) and return the defective part(s) as
directed in the packet to Finn Corporation.
x
Should the failed part, be a hydraulic component, Finn may send you an
“Oil Analysis Kit,” requesting that a sample of oil from the hydraulic
system be taken, and mail it to a lab. Follow the instruction sheet, on
how to use your Finn Oil Analysis Kit that comes with the Kit. Failure
to comply when requested will void the warranty.
WHAT THE WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
1. Normal wear parts and Allied Equipment or trade accessories not
manufactured by it, such as but not limited to items such as various
filters, fluids, brakes, clutch linings, belts, hoses, light bulbs,
mechanical seal, over center clutches, tires, ignitions, starters, batteries,
magnetos, carburetors, engines and labor, or like or unlike equipment or
accessories. (Such being subject to the warranty, if any, provided by
their respective manufacture).
2. Secondhand, used, altered, or rebuilt machines or parts.
3. Defects, malfunctions or failures resulting from accidents, abuse,
misuse, improper servicing, or neglect of required operational
guidelines and maintenance service, as outlined in the Finn
Corporation’s Operators Manual(s).
Commercial Limited Warranty
Effective 4/1/2011
4. The warranty shall be null and void to the extent any defect or failure of
the products warranted arises out of or is caused by accessories or
component parts not manufactured or supplied by Finn Corporation,
whether same are supplied by purchaser, dealers, or any other party.
5. This Warranty does NOT cover any costs associated with transporting
the equipment for warranty service, such as mileage, fuel, or man hours;
such is the responsibility of the equipment owner.
6. Dealers & Customers are responsible to follow all guidelines related
to Seasonal & Long Term Storage of Equipment, as advised in operation
& equipment manuals. i.e. Finn, Engine, Clutch, Pump, Motor, etc.
Equipment failures caused by neglect of these guidelines are not
warrantable.
THIS IS THE ONLY EXPRESS WARRANTY ON OUR
PRODUCTS:
We neither assume nor authorize anyone to assume for us any other
express warranty. The Distributor/Dealer has no authority to make any
representation or promise on behalf of Finn Corporation or to modify the
terms or limitations of this warranty in any way.
THIS WARRANTY THEREFORE SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
LIMITATIONS ON OUR RESPONSIBILITY WITH
RESPECT TO PRODUCTS PURCHASED:
THE REMEDIES OF THE USER SET FORTH HEREIN ARE
EXCLUSIVE, WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER ANY DEFECT
WAS DISCOVERABLE OR LATENT AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY
OF THE PRODUCT TO THE PURCHASER.
ALL WARRANTY REPAIR MUST BE DONE BY A FINN
AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDER OR AUTHORIZED REPAIR
SHOP OF FINN’S CHOICE.
TRANSPORTATION, HAULING, STORAGE, OR OTHER SIMILAR
COSTS ARE NOT PART OF FINN’S OBLIGATION UNDER THE
LIMITED WARRANTIES AND IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE
EQUIPMENT OWNER.
THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE of this exclusive remedy shall be to
provide the original purchaser with repair or replacement of parts that
prove to be defective within the period and under the conditions
previously set forth. This exclusive remedy shall not have failed of its
essential purpose (as that term is used in the Uniform Commercial Code)
provided Finn remains willing to repair or replace defective parts within
a commercially reasonable time after it obtains actual knowledge of the
existence of a particular defect.
IN NO EVENT shall Finn be liable for any special, consequential,
incidental or indirect damages, including lost profits or lost
commercial opportunities, with respect to the sale of the above
warranted product or anything done in connection therewith, or for
property damage sustained by a person claiming to be a third party
beneficiary of a surviving warranty under the law of any jurisdiction.
NOTICE:
FINN CORPORATION URGES the use of only Finn corporation
supplied parts and attachments to assure proper performance and safe
operation of Finn corporation equipment. Insist on parts and
attachments manufactured or supplied by Finn corporation when
you purchase, repair or replace your Finn equipment and
attachments. Because Finn corporation cannot assure that parts and
attachments not manufactured or supplied by Finn meet Finn
corporation's quality standards, specifications, or operating
requirements, our warranty is not effective to the extent any failure of or
defect in a Finn corporation product arises from or is caused by parts,
attachments or components not originating with Finn corporation. Use of
Finn corporation equipment with parts and attachments not
manufactured or supplied by Finn could result in personal injury.
INDEX
Safety First . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HYDROSEEDER® SAFETY SUMMARY SECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5
Definition of Hydroseeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
The FINN HydroSeeder® And How It Works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Towing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mounting: Dimensions, Capacities, and Truck Calculations . . . . . . . . . 6–7
Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Pre-Start Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Equipment Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9
Two Valve Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–11
Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Area Coverage – Material Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13
Tank Capacity Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Loading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15–16
Loading and Mixing BFM, FGM, SMM and Other Highly Viscous
Slurries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16–18
Prior to Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Discharge Nozzle Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Application of Slurry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19–20
I. General Application Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
II. Procedures When Using Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
III. Discharge Through The Boom (Platform option) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Reloading Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cleaning and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21–22
After The First 4 to 8 Hours Of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Daily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Weekly or Every 40 Hours of Operating Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Seasonal and Winter Storage Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Continued . . .
Hydroseeder® is a registered trademark of the Finn Corporation
INDEX
Hydraulic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Pump Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23–25
Troubleshooting Your HydroSeeder® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26–29
Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Machine Jumps During Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Foaming of Solution and Lack of Distance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29–29
Pump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Lubrication and Fluids Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30–31
Parts Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33–57
Suction, Discharge, And Recirculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34–35
Clutch/Pump Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36–37
Hydraulic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38–39
Hydraulic Pump Drive Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Hydraulic Agitator Drive Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Agitator and Bearing Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42–43
Discharge Boom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Hatch Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Common Loose Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46–47
Trailer Assembly Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48–49
Guard Rails. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Control Panel Wiring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Trailer Wiring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Tool Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54–55
Hose Reel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56–57
SAFETY FIRST
With any piece of equipment, new or used, the most
important part of its operation is SAFETY!
FINN Corporation encourages you and your employees
to familiarize yourselves with your new equipment and
stresses safe operation.
The first five pages of this manual are a summary of the
main safety aspects associated with this unit. Be sure
to read and understand completely before operating the
machine.
The symbols below are used throughout
the operation and maintenance sections
of this manual to call attention to safety
procedures.
DANGER
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE
Indicates practices that are not related to personal
injury.
NOTE:
Gives helpful information
CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
Proposition 65 Warning
The engine exhaust and some of
its constituents are known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.
Battery posts, terminals, and
related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds, chemicals
known to the State of California
to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
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HYDROSEEDER® SAFETY SUMMARY SECTION
It is important that operators of this machine are familiar with all safety aspects covered in this section and
have read the entire Operator’s Manual before operating the machine. Always keep a copy of this manual
with the machine. It is the responsibility of the operator of the machine to fully understand this safety summary section. Remember that YOU are the key to safety. Good safety practices protect not only you, but
also the people working with and around you. Keep in mind that this safety section is written for this type of
machine only. Practice all other usual and customary safe working precautions. Above all, remember that
safety is up to you.
The FINN HydroSeeder® is designed to mix and apply water, seed, fertilizer, agricultural lime, and hydraulic
mulch to the prepared seedbed. The resultant slurry from mixing one or more of the above materials may
react, causing harmful or deadly gasses within the tank. Heat, evaporation, or extended emptying period
can/will accelerate the formation of these gasses. Please contact your supplier(s) of these slurry components regarding their potential reactivity.
I. PRE-START EQUIPMENT CHECK (equipment
check is to be made with the engine off)
1. If you have a chassismounted unit, check devices securing HydroSeeder®
to the truck or trailer frame.
2. If HydroSeeder® is a trailer unit, check hitch and
hitch bolts, lights, brakes, and all safety components.
3. Make sure loading hatch bag cutter is in place and
secure.
II.MACHINE OPERATION
1. Always wear safety goggles when operating the
machine. Other safety
attire such as safety shoes,
ear protection, gloves,
hard hats, dust masks, etc.
should be worn as required
by warning decals on
machine, operator’s manuals, or job site requirements. Remove rings, watches, etc. Avoid wearing
loose-fitting clothing that may get caught in rotating
machinery.
2. Do not operate the machine
without all guards in place.
4. Check that all guard railing is in place and secure.
5. Verify that all guards are in place.
6. With the ignition switch ON, verify that the signal
horn is operating correctly.
7. By carefully looking down through the loading hatch,
inspect the slurry tank for foreign objects. Never
enter the tank without following the procedures
described in step 3 of section IV. MAINTENANCE on
page 4.
8. Remove unnecessary objects (or material) from the
tank top.
9. Make sure no one is working on or inside the
machine. Give a visual and audible signal that all is
clear, before starting the engine.
10. Inspect all hydraulic hoses for cracks, bulges, or
damage. If hoses are bad, replace immediately.
11. Inspect all discharge hoses for cracks, bulges, or
damage. If hoses are bad, replace immediately.
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3. Do not load unit while in transit. Load only when
parked and unit is as level as possible. Take care
not to drop pens, lighters, etc. or pieces of paper
or plastic bags into the tank, as these objects
might plug the slurry system. Should any object be
dropped into the tank, do NOT reach into the tank to
retrieve the foreign object. See step 3 under section
IV. MAINTENANCE on page 4 before allowing any
personnel to enter the tank.
4. Make sure area to be sprayed is clear of all persons,
animals, etc.
5. The driver of the carrying or towing vehicle is responsible for the safety of the operator(s) of the machine.
Make sure the driver is aware of and avoids all
possible hazards to the operator(s) of the machine,
such as low tree limbs, low power lines, etc. Vehicles
on which equipment is mounted or towed must be
stopped and started gradually. Avoid abrupt starts
or stops. Never operate on a slope or a hill that may
endanger the driver and/or the operator(s). All personnel should review and be familiar with stop/start
signals between the driver and operator(s) before
going into operation. Only the operator should be
located on the platform during operation.
6. Operator(s) of equipment
should never ride on the
machine at speeds of greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).
7. Never operate machine in
an enclosed area without
venting the engine exhaust
of both the equipment and
vehicle on which the equipment is mounted. Deadly
carbon monoxide fumes
can accumulate.
8. Never operate this or any other machinery when
fatigued, tired, under the influence of alcohol, illegal
drugs, or medication. You must be in good physical
condition and mentally alert to operate this machine.
9. Never modify the machine. Never remove any part
of the machine (except for service and then reinstall
before operating).
10. Use proper means (steps,
ladder) for mounting and
dismounting of the machine.
Never mount or dismount a
moving machine.
III. SLURRY APPLICATION
1. Do not aim discharge spray
toward power-lines, transformers, or other high voltage electrical conductors.
Also do not aim discharge
spray towards people, animals or anything other than
the intended application
area.
2. Never engage (turn on)
clutch when both the
recirculation and discharge valves are closed.
Operation with both valves
closed will result in extreme
heat generation that could
cause severe bodily injury
and damage to the equipment.
3. Recirculation valve must be open and material flowing back into the tank when using the remote valve.
A closed or plugged recirculation line will cause
extreme heat in the pump or discharge lines that
will result in severe bodily injury and damage to the
equipment.
4. During application through a hose, high pressure
can be exerted at the end of the hose. Hose-holding
personnel must establish good footing. The operator
should apply gradual pressure to the hose only after
hose-holding personnel are firmly positioned and
have firm control of the hose. Additional personnel to
direct hose may be necessary if working on slopes.
The proper technique for grasping the hose used by
hose-holding personnel is to route and firmly grasp
the hose over the shoulder or under both arms.
Never route/hold the hose so it goes between the
legs. If the hose-holding personnel finds that it is
uncomfortable for him to handle the hose by himself,
additional hose-holding personnel should be positioned at the end of the hose.
5. Plan application so that the farthest area is covered
first, then work back toward the HydroSeeder®,
so individuals are not walking back over slippery
ground.
6. Before opening any valves
or pipe clamps, shut
machine down and check if
material in the pipe is hot.
If hot, do NOT open valve
or pipe clamps as the hot
material may cause severe
personal injury. Allow to
cool and open with caution.
7. Except when loading materials, keep loading hatch
lid closed to protect operator and prevent splashing
of wet material onto the tank top.
8. Wash off spillage of slippery mulch or slurry additive from the tank top and platform before operating
equipment.
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IV. MAINTENANCE
1. Before
servicing
the
machine, turn off engine
and allow all moving parts
to stop. To prevent accidental starting, disconnect battery cables. Tag
the engine operating area
to show that the machine
is being serviced. Use
lockout/tagout procedure (Occupational Health and
Safety Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.147).
2. Certain hydroseeding amendments, when combined
with or without the addition of water or heat or the
element of time, may react causing harmful or deadly
gasses. Consult your material suppliers regarding reactivity information. The slurry tank must be
flushed and drained after each day of operation.
3. Your slurry tank may be
considered a confined
space by OSHA under 29
CFR 1910.146. Before
entering any confined
space, your company must
develop a procedure for
safe entry. Make sure your
company’s plan meets all
the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.146, or local legal
requirement, including the following:
a)
Drain, flush, and ventilate tank interior.
b)
Turn off engine, disconnect battery cables, and
perform lockout/tagout procedures (29 CFR
1910.147).
c)
Provide continuous ventilation or proper breathing apparatus.
d)
If tank must be entered, personnel entering the
tank must be tethered to a lifeline.
e)
Provide a stand-by individual outside of tank
who is able to communicate with person inside
and haul him out with the lifeline if necessary.
4. Before loosening any
clamps or opening any
valves, determine if material in the line is hot by feeling the pipe. Do NOT allow
material to come in contact with personnel. Severe
bodily injury could result.
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5. On trailer units, perform general maintenance such
as checking the safety chains, hitch and hitch bolts,
tires, and brakes. Repair or replace if worn or broken. Never operate machine on improperly inflated
or damaged tires. Always use a safety cage or cable
restraints when inflating a repaired tire.
6. Radiator maintenance: Liquid cooling systems build
up pressure as the engine gets hot. Before removing
radiator cap, stop the engine and let the system cool.
Remove radiator cap only after the coolant is cool.
7. Battery maintenance: Lead-acid batteries contain
sulfuric acid, which will damage eyes or skin on contact. Always wear a face shield to avoid getting acid
in the eyes. If acid contacts the eyes, flush immediately with clean water and get medical attention.
Wear rubber gloves and protective clothing to keep
acid off skin. Lead-acid batteries produce flammable
and explosive gasses. Keep arcs, sparks, flames,
and lighted tobacco away.
8. Filling of fuel: Never fill the tank with the engine running, while smoking, or when near an open flame.
Never smoke while handling fuel or working on the
fuel system. The fumes in an empty fuel container
are explosive. Never cut or weld on fuel lines, tanks,
or containers. Move at least 10 ft (3 m) away from
fueling point before starting engine. Wipe off any
spilled fuel and let dry before starting engine.
IMPORTANT: Be careful not to allow fuel, lubricant,
hydraulic fluid, or cooling fluids to penetrate into
the ground or be discharged into the water system.
Collect all fluids and dispose of them in accordance
with local municipal regulations.
9. It is recommended that only authorized, genuine
FINN replacement parts be used on the machine.
10. Do not use either cold start fluid, if engine is
equipped with glow plug-type preheater, or other
intake manifold type preheater. It could cause an
explosion or fire and severe injury or death.
11. Diesel fuel or hydraulic fluid under pressure can penetrate the skin or eyes and cause injury, blindness,
or death. Pressure may build up in the hydraulic
system; use caution when removing the cap.
12. Make certain that all decals on the machine are
maintained in good legible condition. Replacement
decals are available through FINN Corporation by
specifying part number shown in the lower right-hand
corner of the decal. See page 5 for the current safety
decals mounted on the unit. See pages 54 and 55 in
the PARTS MANUAL for the location and quantity of
all decals on this unit.
CURRENT SET OF SAFETY DECALS
DA NG E R
WA R NING
E L E C T R OC UT ION
H A Z A R D!
B U R N H A Z A R D!
C ontents c ould be
under pres s ure.
DO NOT c ome in
c ontac t with material.
E ns ure material in line
is not hot before
loos ening c lamps or
opening valves .
DO NOT operate pump
with both rec irc ulation
and dis c harge valves
c los ed.
DO NOT us e remote
valve unles s
rec irc ulation valve is
open.
E xc es s ive heat or
bodily injury c ould
oc c ur.
F ailure to c omply c ould
res ult in death or
s erious injury.
P /N 5216
DANGER
CONFINED SPACE HAZARD!
Before entering tank:
1. Drain, flush, and ventilate tank interior.
2. Turn off engine and disconnect battery cables.
3. Continuously ventilate area or wear appropriate breathing apparatus.
4. Provide standby individual outside tank able to communicate with person
inside and able to remove him with a lifeline if necessary.
DO NOT aim s tream
toward elec tric al
lines .
A void s praying
toward bys tanders .
F ailure to c omply
will res ult in death
or s erious injury.
FLYING MATERIAL HAZARD!
Wear eye protection around operating equipment.
P /N 11567
Failure to comply will result in death or serious injury.
P/N 12686
W A R NING
W A R NING
FA L L H A Z A R D!
DO NOT ride on hitc h
when vehic le is moving.
A LW A Y S us e s tep when
mounting and dis mounting.
F ailure to c omply c ould
res ult in death or s erious
FA L L H A Z A R D!
DO NO T ride on equipment
when moving at s peeds in
ex c es s of 5 MP H (8 k m/h).
F ailure to c omply c ould res ult
in death or s erious injury .
P /N 20970
P /N 80107
WA R NING
S E V E R H A Z A R D!
K eep hands c lear!
R otating fan and gears
DO NOT operate without guards or doors in plac e.
S hut off engine, dis c onnec t battery and allow all moving
parts to s top before s ervic ing.
F LY I N G DE B R I S !
Wear eye protec tion around equipment.
F ailure to c omply c ould res ult in death or s erious injury.
WA R NING
B U R N H A Z A R D!
Hot exhaus t!
S tay bac k!
F ailure to c omply c ould res ult
in death or s erious injury. P /N 12278
P /N 31463
WA R NING
WA R NING
Wear proper eye
protec tion when
operating
mac hine.
R U N A WAY V E H I C L E H A Z A R D !
A lways ins pec t tow vehic le and equipment hitc h before towing.
T ighten all hitc h bolts and properly c onnec t wiring and s afety c hains .
B R E A K A WAY S W I T C H
DO NOT us e for parking.
A ttac h c able to towing vehic le with enough s lac k for turning.
E ngine battery on trailer mus t be c harged and hooked-up for proper breakaway func tion.
S A F E T Y C H A I N I N S T A L L AT I O N
B oth the s ingle and double c hains mus t be c ros s ed under tongue. T hey mus t be oriented in s uc h a manner as
to prevent tongue from dropping to ground in event of failure to hitc h, c oupler or ball. C hains mus t be
c onnec ted to towing vehic le s o s lac k for eac h length of c hain, between trailer and towing vehic le, is the s ame
and mus t have no more s lac k when in us e than nec es s ary to permit proper turning of vehic les . F orward end
of c hain mus t be attac hed to towing vehic le, not to ball, but to hitc h or other frame member. C hain mus t be
looped around member and hooked bac k into its elf.
P /N 31461
F ailure to c omply
c ould res ult in
death or s erious
injury.
P /N 23519
A LWA Y S fac e ladder when mounting and dis mounting.
F ailure to c omply may res ult in moderate or minor injury.
P /N 12688
C A UT ION
FA L L H A Z A R D!
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OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
MANUAL FOR THE
FINN T75 HYDROSEEDER®
This manual gives you step-by-step instructions for the operation and maintenance of the FINN
T75 HydroSeeder®. For best results and to ensure longer life of the equipment, please follow the
instructions carefully. For your safety, read the entire manual before operating this unit.
DEFINITION OF HYDROSEEDING
Hydroseeding is the process whereby seed, fertilizer, and/or lime and fiber mulch (using water as
a carrying medium) are applied on the soil to establish vegetation.
THE FINN HYDROSEEDER® AND HOW IT WORKS
The FINN HydroSeeder® will apply seed, fertilizer and/or lime, fiber mulch, or stabilizing materials
in any prescribed or desired combination. The materials placed in the HydroSeeder® slurry tank
are mixed with water and kept in suspension by a dual-agitation process, recirculation of slurry and
mechanical agitation, thus, forming a slurry that is pumped to the discharge assembly and directed
onto the seed bed by the operator. This equipment is designed to accomplish hydroseeding in one
easy operation with maximum efficiency.
TOWING VEHICLE
The trailer-mounted HydroSeeder® is to be pulled with a truck that is built to take 1,500 lb (680 kg)
vertical hitch load. The truck must be able to pull 9,900 lb (4,528 kg). The trailer has electric operated brakes, an electric breakaway switch, a standard tread of 60 in. (152.4 cm), and is available
with either a ball hitch** or lunette eye.
MOUNTING: DIMENSIONS, CAPACITIES, AND TRUCK CALCULATIONS
HYDROSEEDER
Type
TRUCK REQUIREMENTS
Maximum Weight
(Loaded)
T75T
9,900 lb
(4,528 kg)
Truck must be able to support 1,500 lb
(680 kg) down on its hitch and safely tow
9,900 lb (4,528 kg) on a 2-1/2 in. lunette eye.
T75S
9,190 lb
(4,165 kg)
16,000 lb (7,260 kg) Approx. GVWR*
CA dimension 84in+ (276 cm+)
** Since truck weight will vary, ensure that vehicle’s GVWR is sufficient for the particular application. This information can be obtained from the truck manufacturer or dealer.
Once the proper carrier has been selected, the HydroSeeder® must be securely mounted to it.
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CAUTION
Your FINN HydroSeeder® should be mounted by a qualified truck body installer. Failure
to comply could result in minor or moderate personal injury. Product damage could also
occur.
When mounting the HydroSeeder® to the truck, one of the following methods of mounting is
acceptable:
1. Bolt the HydroSeeder® directly to the truck bed. Installer must ensure that the bed-to-truck
and HydroSeeder®-to-bed connections are adequate for the maximum weights loaded that
are shown on page 6.
2. Mount the HydroSeeder® to the truck frame. The T75 Skid HydroSeeder® is provided with
an adapter frame that also allows the unit to be mounted directly to the truck’s 34 in. (86.4 cm)
wide frame, using U-bolts.
NOTICE
Mounting the HydroSeeder® to the truck must allow for tire clearance and frame twist.
Place hard wood spacers along the length of truck rails or use FINN spring-mounting kit
(part number 011562) or equivalent.
3. Place chains over the HydroSeeder® and around truck bed and secure with binders. Secure
the HydroSeeder® with blocks tied to the truck bed.
CAUTION
When using a truck with a tilt bed, make sure to chain the truck bed down to prevent the
bed from being accidentally hoisted. Failure to comply could result in product or property
damage.
ATTACHMENTS
1. Discharge hoses: Discharge hoses are available in 50 ft (15 m) and 100 ft (30 m) lengths
up to a total of 150 ft (45 m). Hose of a greater length may adversely affect the discharge
distance and the discharge time of the HydroSeeder®. All connections are camlock, quickoperating fittings, including the connection to the end of the discharge piping. A nozzle is
connected to the end of the hose, next to the remote discharge valve. Once the hose is
connected, the HydroSeeder® is ready to operate. Flow through the hose and the nozzle is
controlled by the remote discharge valve. When using this valve, the recirculation valve on
the HydroSeeder MUST BE OPEN to allow flow at times when the remote valve is closed.
(See Figure 2 on page 10.)
DANGER
The recirculation valve must be open when using a remote valve. Failure to comply will
result in death or serious injury.
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2. Operator’s Platform: A bolt-on package is available to convert the base unit to include an
operator’s platform consisting of a discharge boom, guard rails, ladder, and all controls
necessary to operate the unit (throttle, clutch control, signal horn, and agitator control).
3. Hose Reel: The live hose reel mounts on top of the unit. The 150 ft (45.7 m) capacity electric rewind reel will wind up and store empty hose. It is wired to the unit's battery.
4. Radio Remote Control: A radio remote control is available that allows the operator to control material flow by turning the clutch off and on from the end of the discharge hose.
PRE-START CHECK
The following safety checks should be made to ensure operator safety:
1. A. Skid Unit – Check condition of all mounting hardware that secures the HydroSeeder®
to truck bed and frame rails.
B. Trailer Unit – Inspect hitch, safety chains, lights, brakes, and breakaway switch.
2. Ensure that all guards are in place.
3. Inspect that all railings are in place and secure (Platform Option only).
EQUIPMENT CHECK
WARNING
Equipment check should be made with the engine OFF and all rotating parts stopped.
Failure to comply could result in death or serious injury.
1. Make sure that tool kit contains all the prescribed items. See TOOL KIT on page 53.
2. Inspect the slurry tank for foreign objects. See steps 2 and 3 in section IV, MAINTENANCE
of the HYDROSEEDER® SAFETY SUMMARY SECTION on page 4.
3. Check fuel level. Fill if necessary.
4. Check the hydraulic oil level. Fill if necessary. See HYDRAULIC SYSTEM on page 23 for
oil specifications.
5. Check engine oil level. Fill if necessary. For oil type refer to the engine manual.
6. Inspect air cleaner for dust and dirt, clean if necessary.
7. Secure the tank drain plug in the drain pipe located in the center of the bumper.
8. Check to be certain pump drain plug is in place.
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9. Lubricate equipment – See LUBRICATION AND FLUIDS CHART on pages 30 and 31.
A. Each lubrication point on the machine is marked with a decal.
B. Check automatic pressure lubricator at pump. If the stem is fully extended with
thumb nut all the way up, the pressure lubricator contains lubricant. If the pressure
lubricator does not contain lubricant, lubricant must be replaced by the following
procedure:
1. Turn thumb nut clockwise until stem rises to maximum height.
2. Remove cap and fill cap with sodium- (water soluble) base grease (FINN
part number 000698). Do not use lithium-base (chassis lube) grease.
3. Replace cap.
4. Turn thumb nut counterclockwise until thumb nut is at the top of the stem.
The spring and pressure disc in the lubricator forces the grease, under
pressure, to the pump seal.
NOTICE
When thumb nut has moved down to within 1/2 in. (1.25 cm) of touching the cap, re-service
automatic pressure lubricator.
10. Check and clean the nozzles and hoses of any obstructions.
11. Check pump discharge, recirculation, and remote valve handles for free movement.
Thumb Nut
Stem
Cap
Spring
Pressure Disk
Grease
Figure 1 – Automatic Pressure Lubricator Components
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TWO VALVE OPERATION
This HydroSeeder® is equipped with two independently operated ball valves to control slurry flow.
One is located in the recirculation line below the platform, and the other is located in the discharge
line above the platform. The recirculation valve is open when the handle is in line with the valve
ports and is closed when the handle is at a right angle to the valve ports. The discharge valve is
open when the handle is in line with the valve ports and is closed when it is at a right angle to valve
ports.
WARNING
Never engage (turn on) slurry pump clutch when both valve handles are positioned as
shown in Figure 2. If both valves are closed, a situation of extreme heat generation would
result. Failure to comply could result in death or serious injury. Failure to comply could
also result in product or property damage.
Discharge Valve
(Shown Closed)
Recirculation Valve
(Shown Closed)
Figure 2 – NEVER Engage (Turn On) Slurry Pump Clutch w/ Both Valves Closed
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1.
DISCHARGE THROUGH BOOM
Flow is through boom with no flow through closed recirculation valve (Figure 3). Flow
through boom is controlled by engaging (turning on) and disengaging (turning off) slurry
pump clutch.
NOTICE
Do not use the discharge valve to control distance. Valve should be completely open.
Control the spray volume and spray distance by adjusting the engine rpm.
2.
EXTENSION HOSE OR HOSE REEL THROUGH REMOTE PORT
CLOSED
FLOW
OPEN
Flow is through recirculation with no flow through closed discharge valve (Figure 4). Flow
through extension hose is controlled by the remote valve at end of hose. Open recirculation
valve allows flow back into tank.
FLOW
OPEN
CLOSED
EN
OP
W
FLO
Figure 3 – Discharge Through
Boom
Figure 4 – Discharge Through Extension Hose or
Hose Reel Through Remote Port
WARNING
Recirculation valve must be open and material must be flowing back into tank when using a
remote valve. A closed or plugged recirculation line will cause extreme heat. Failure to comply could result in death or serious injury. Failure to comply could also result in product or
property damage.
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STARTING PROCEDURE
WARNING
See HYDROSEEDER® SAFETY SUMMARY SECTION on pages 2 through 4 before operating
the machine. Failure to comply could result in death or serious injury. Failure to comply
could also result in product or property damage.
Before starting, open the recirculation valve, close discharge valve, disengage (turn off) clutch, and
place the agitator control in the NEUTRAL position.
1. Set throttle about 1/4 open.
2. Pull choke control out.
3. Turn the key clockwise until starter engages and engine starts.
4. Push choke control in for even running.
NOTE:
This engine has a safety system that will shut the engine off if the
engine temperature goes above a set temperature or if the oil pressure decreases below an acceptable level.
AREA COVERAGE – MATERIAL CAPACITY
To determine the coverage per load for any HydroSeeder®, three questions must be answered
prior to the application. First, is the job to be done a one-step process (which is when the seed,
fertilizer, and mulch are applied proportionally per load) or a two-step process (which is when the
seed and fertilizer are applied alone and then covered by mulch as a second operation)? Second,
at what rates (usually in pounds per 1,000 square feet, or pounds per acre) are the seeding materials to be applied? Finally, what are the loading capacities of the HydroSeeder®?
Application rates vary for different geographic locations, but in general, seed is applied at 6 to 10 lb
(2.7 to 4.5 kg) per 1,000 square feet. Fertilizer is applied at a rate of approximately 400 lb (181 kg)
per acre, and fiber mulch is applied at 1,500 to 2,000 lb (680 to 907 kg) per acre. (There are 43,560
square feet in an acre.) Local agronomists, agricultural extension agents, or soil and water conservation officials should be contacted for more specific information on application rates for a given
area.
The tables on page 13 show loading versus coverage rates for the FINN T75. Table A shows rates
for one-step applications. The coverage area is determined by the fiber mulch capacity of the
HydroSeeder® and the rate at which it is applied. Table B shows the area coverage when seeding
only, where little or no mulch is applied. The coverage area is determined by the granular solids
capacity of the HydroSeeder® and the rate at which the solids are applied.
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TABLE A
USING SEED, FERTILIZER, AND MULCH
Unit
Amount of Material in Tank in pounds (kilograms)
T75
Coverage Area
Seed
Fertilizer
Mulch
sq ft (sq m)
69 (32)
80 (36)
300 (137)
8,712 (805)
Table is based on 1,500 lb (680 kg) of mulch, 400 lb (181 kg) of fertilizer, and 345 lb (156 kg) of
seed at 8 lb (3.6 kg) / 1,000 sq ft per acre.
Table A Example:
300 lb (137 kg) Mulch per Tank
1,500 lb (680 kg) Mulch per Acre
= 0.2 Acre per Load
400 lb (181 kg) Fertilizer per Acre x 0.2 Acre = 80 lb (36 kg) Fertilizer per Load
345 lb (156 kg) Seed per Acre x 0.2 Acre = 69 lb (32 kg) Seed per Load
NOTE: 1000 sq ft = 92.9 sq m
TABLE B
SEED AND FERTILIZER ONLY
Unit
T75
Amount of Material in Tank in pounds (kilograms)
Coverage Area
Seed
Fertilizer
Total
sq ft (sq m)
Acreage (Hectare)
698 (317)
602 (364)
1,500 (680)
87,209 (8,102)
2.0 (0.81)
Table is based on rates of 8 lb (3.6 kg) seed and 9.2 lb (4.2 kg) fertilizer per 1000 sq ft
Table B Example:
1500 lb (680 kg) Tank Capacity (Solids)
8 lb (3.6 kg) Seed) + 9.2 lb (4.2 kg) Fertilizer per 1,000 sq ft
8 lb (3.6 kg) Seed
1,000 sq ft
= 87,209 sq ft per Load
X 87,209 sq ft = 698 lb (317 kg) Seed per Tank
NOTE: 1000 sq ft = 92.9 sq m
NOTE: 1 Acre = 0.405 Hectare
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TANK CAPACITY CHART
TOP
750 Gallons
BOTTOM
T-75
14
Gallons
in. (cm) From
in. (cm) From
(Liters)
Top
Bottom
825
(3123)
8
(20.3)
40.5
(102.9)
800
(3028)
9
(22.9)
39.5
(100.3)
750
(2839)
11
(27.9)
37.5
(95.3)
700
(2650)
13
(33.0)
35.5
(88.9)
650
(2460)
15
(38.1)
33.5
(85.1)
600
(2271)
17.25
(43.8)
31.25
(79.4)
550
(2082)
19.5
(49.5)
29
(73.7)
500
(1893)
21.5
(54.6)
27
(68.6)
450
(1703)
23.25
(59.1)
25.25
(64.1)
400
(1514)
25.25
(64.1)
23.25
(59.1)
350
(1325)
27
(68.6)
21.5
(54.6)
300
(1136)
29
(73.7)
19.5
(49.5)
250
(946)
31
(78.7)
17.5
(44.5)
200
(757)
33.25
(84.5)
15.25
(38.7)
150
(568)
35.75
(90.8)
12.75
(32.4)
100
(379)
38.75
(98.4)
9.75
(24.8)
50
(189)
42.5
(108.)
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(15.2)
LOADING
WARNING
Take care not to lose pens, lighters, etc. from shirt pockets, or drop pieces of paper or
plastic bags into the tank, as these might plug the slurry system. Failure to comply could
result in minor or moderate personal injury. Failure to comply could also result in product
or property damage.
1. With clutch disengaged (turned off) and agitator control in the NEUTRAL position, start
engine and allow it to warm up. See STARTING PROCEDURE on page 12.
2. Start filling unit with water from one of the water sources as listed below. When water reaches the top of agitator shaft, move agitator control to full REVERSE position.
Tank can be filled by using one of the sources of water as follows:
A. Water from any stream or pond using a fill pump. When filling from a pond or stream,
be sure to use a suction strainer to filter out contaminants that could damage the
pump and unit.
B. Any pressure source, eg. fire hydrant. An optional air gap fill port is available for this
unit but it is necessary to consult with local authorities before using a water main, in
order to abide by all local ordinances.
C. Water tanker.
3. Piping System Cleanout Procedure (Purging Line):
A. Remove discharge nozzle and coupler gasket from the remote valve coupler at the
end of the discharge hose (or from boom on the platform option).
B. Aim discharge hose (or boom on the platform option) into an open area away from
any persons, obstructions, or high voltage power lines.
C. Open discharge and remote valves and close recirculation valve.
D. Open throttle to approximately 1/2 to 3/4 full.
E. Engage (turn on) clutch.
F. When discharge stream is clear, open recirculation valve and close discharge valve.
After recirculation stream is clear, disengage (turn off) clutch.
G. Replace coupler gasket in the remote valve coupler (or in boom on the platform
option).
4. Continue filling tank with water.
5. Increase engine speed to full rpm.
6. Start loading dry material, loading the lightest material first. Agitator control should be in full
REVERSE for mixing.
DANGER
Keep hands and arms away from tank interior and agitator. Failure to comply will result in
death or serious injury.
A. Seed – Cut open the seed bag and dump contents into slurry tank. (When using
inoculant, add it in the tank along with the seed.) When using quick-swelling seeds,
load them just prior to application.
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NOTICE
Hydraulic system will overheat if agitator shaft is jammed for extended period. This will
damage hydraulic oil and system components.
B. Fiber mulch – Empty the entire bag or cut open bag and drop in the sections of fiber.
The amount of mulch to be used should be loaded by the time the water level is at
3/4 full. If agitator stalls, or a high-pitch squeal comes from the hydraulic system,
reverse agitation to FORWARD for a moment to clear the obstruction, then return
agitation to REVERSE.
C. Fertilizer – Cut open the fertilizer bag and dump contents into slurry tank.
D. All other additives – Consult with manufacturer for proper loading technique.
7. When all materials are loaded and in suspension, and the tank is full, move the agitator to
NEUTRAL then full speed FORWARD to ensure all material is mixed. It may be necessary
to change the agitator direction more than once to ensure a thorough mixture.
8. After material is thoroughly mixed, slow agitator in forward direction to 1/2 to 3/4 speed, or
enough to create movement in all of the corners of the tank. Do not over-agitate the slurry.
Always discharge the material with the agitator control in the FORWARD position.
9. Close hatch lid on slurry tank.
NOTE:
If foaming occurs, reduce agitator speed.
LOADING AND MIXING BFM, FGM, SMM AND OTHER HIGHLY VISCOUS
SLURRIES
1. With clutch disengaged (turned off) and agitator control in the NEUTRAL position, start
engine and allow it to warm up. See STARTING PROCEDURE page 12.
2. Start filling unit with water from one of the water sources as listed below. When water reaches the top of agitator shaft, move agitator control to full REVERSE position.
Tank can be filled by using one of the sources of water as follows:
A. Water from any stream or pond using a fill pump. When filling from a pond or stream,
be sure to use a suction strainer to filter out contaminants that could damage the
pump and unit.
B. Any pressure source, eg. fire hydrant. An optional air gap fill port is available for this
unit but it is necessary to consult with local authorities before using a water main, in
order to abide by all local ordinances.
C. Water tanker.
3. Piping System Cleanout Procedure:
A. Remove discharge nozzle and coupler gasket from the remote valve coupler at the
end of the discharge hose (or from boom on the platform option).
B. Aim discharge hose (or boom on the platform option) into an open area away from
any persons, obstructions, or high voltage power lines.
C. Open discharge and remote valves and close recirculation valve.
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D. Open throttle to approximately 1/2 to 3/4 full.
E. Engage (turn on) clutch with a firm snap. Do NOT allow clutch to slip.
F. When discharge stream is clear, open recirculation valve and close discharge valve.
After recirculation stream is clear, disengage (turn off) clutch.
G. Replace coupler gasket in the remote valve coupler (or in boom on the platform
option).
4. Continue filling tank with water.
5. Increase throttle to 3/4 of full throttle.
6. Start loading dry material, loading the lightest materials first. Agitator control should be in
full REVERSE for mixing.
Seed - Cut open the seed bag and dump contents into slurry tank. (When using inoculant,
add it in the tank along with the seed.) When using quick-swelling seeds, load them just
prior to application.
BFM, FGM, SMM, and other highly viscous slurries - When the water level is above the top
of the agitator blades, begin adding the entire bag of material into the tank. It may become
necessary to slow the rate of water being added to the tank. Add all bales before the tank
is 3/4 full. If agitator stalls or a high pitch squeal comes from the hydraulic system, reverse
agitation to FORWARD for a moment to clear obstruction, then return agitator to REVERSE.
NOTE:
BFM, FGM, and other viscous slurries will entrain air if proper mixing procedures are not followed. Ensure that the agitator blades
are completely submerged prior to the addition of this material. This
will prevent air from entering the slurry. Follow manufacturers suggested rates of materials as indicated on the packaging. Generally,
this recommendation is 50 pounds of material to 125 gallons of
water.
Fertilizer – Cut open the fertilizer bag and dump contents into slurry tank.
All other additives - Consult with manufacturer for proper loading technique.
7. When all materials are loaded and in suspension and the tank is full, move the agitator to
NEUTRAL then full speed FORWARD to ensure all material is mixed. It may be necessary
to change the agitator direction more than once to ensure a thorough mixture.
8. Agitate per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Generally, the agitation time is 10 minutes to allow the proper viscosity to be generated. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
9. Once material is thoroughly mixed, place the agitator in FORWARD direction to 1/4 speed,
or just enough to create movement in all corners of the tank. DO NOT OVER-AGITATE the
slurry. Always discharge the material with the agitator control in FORWARD and at a slow
speed.
NOTE:
As the application process commences and the slurry level is
decreased, which will expose the agitator blades, it is extremely
important to ensure that the speed of the agitators is slow.
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NOTE:
Use of recirculation should be kept to a minimum.
NOTE:
If foaming occurs, reduce agitator speed.
NOTE:
When mixing multiple loads of BFM, FGM, SMM, and other viscous
slurries, make sure to purge the lines with clear water before mixing the next load.
PRIOR TO APPLICATION
1. Operator should familiarize self with area to be seeded and develop a plan to ensure uniform application.
PLATFORM OPTION
2. Develop a plan for communication between operator and driver of the carrying or towing
vehicle to signal for start, stop, turn, etc. through the use of the signal horn.
3. Operator switches clutch control toggle switch (on the control panel) to STAND-BY and
then takes up position on the platform. From this point application will be controlled by the
use of the clutch, discharge assembly, and throttle.
DISCHARGE NOZZLE SELECTION
Nozzles are stored in the tool box. This HydroSeeder® is equipped with four nozzles – two long
distance and two fan nozzles. The following chart tabulates the approximate distance, width, and
discharge time of the nozzles when used with the platform option. When using the base unit, these
factors will vary according to the type and length of hose being used.
Nozzle
Distance (A)
Width (B)
Discharge Time
Large Long Distance
Up to 150 ft (45 m)
-
5.5 min
Small Long Distance
Up to 110 ft (33 m)
-
12 min
Narrow Fan
Up to 60 ft (18 m)
10 ft (3 m)
12 min
Wide Fan
Up to 50 ft (15 m)
20 ft (6 m)
12 min
B
A
Figure 5 – Discharge Nozzle
Spray Pattern
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APPLICATION OF SLURRY
I. GENERAL APPLICATION TECHNIQUES
DANGER
Do not spray toward power lines, transformers or other high voltage conductors. Failure to
comply will result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
The driver of the carrying vehicle should remain alert for hazards to the operator, such as
low power lines, hanging branches, etc. Driver should never start or stop abruptly. Failure
to comply could result in minor or moderate personal injury. Failure to comply could also
result in product or property damage.
1. Determine which nozzle would best suit the application needs according to the DISCHARGE
NOZZLE SELECTION chart on page 18.
2. When applying seed, fertilizer, and lime, elevate discharge nozzle no less than 10 degrees
above the area to be sprayed, allowing the slurry to gently rain onto the seed bed.
3. When applying wood and paper fiber, whenever possible, aim the stream toward the ground to
create a surface with small pockmarks which helps get seed in contact with ground. Do not
allow the stream to blast away the surface of the seed bed.
4. Generally, the most remote area of the seed bed should be covered first. Distance is controlled by engine speed and nozzle selection.
CAUTION
Do NOT partially close the valve to control the distance. Failure to comply could result in
minor or moderate personal injury. Failure to comply could also result in product or property damage.
5. While moving along area to be seeded, the operator should move the nozzle back and forth
in a slow, even arc.
6. If application is to be interrupted for a short period of time, leave the valves open and disengage (turn off) clutch. Re-engage (turn on) clutch to continue application.
7. It may be necessary to slow the agitator as the tank empties, to reduce foaming.
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II. PROCEDURES WHEN USING HOSES
Always pump clear water through the hose before pumping mulch. If the inside hose liner is dry, it
may dewater the mulch causing plugging.
DISCHARGE THROUGH HOSE OR HOSE REEL WITH REMOTE VALVE
1. Open recirculation valve, close discharge valve and close remote valve at the end of the
hose.
2. Engage (turn on) clutch. When stream is flowing freely through recirculation line, open
pump take off valve.
CAUTION
The high pressure on the hose can exert strong forces, causing the potential for the hose
operator to lose control of hose or footing. The hose will require additional hose holders
when this operation occurs on slopes. Open the pump take-off valve and the remote valve
slowly and only after the hose operator is firmly positioned and has firm control of hose.
Failure to comply could result in minor or moderate personal injury. Failure to comply could
also result in product or property damage.
3. With the engine at 3/4 speed, open remote valve at the end of the hose to discharge load.
4. When finished spraying, close the remote valve, disengage (turn off) clutch, and stop the
engine. If using fiber mulch, retain as much water as possible in the hose by elevating the
ends or by coupling the ends together.
5. If another load is to be done, see RELOADING PROCEDURE below. If finished for the day,
follow the clean up procedure described in DAILY CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE on
page 21, and flush out the hose.
DANGER
The recirculation valve must be open when using a remote valve. Failure to comply will
result in death or serious injury.
III. DISCHARGE THROUGH THE BOOM (PLATFORM OPTION)
1. Move clutch toggle switch to the STAND-BY position and close recirculation valve. When
ready to discharge the slurry, depress the clutch activation button on top of the platform,
which engages (turns on) clutch. The slurry will discharge as long as this button is activated. To stop slurry, simply remove your foot from the clutch activation button.
2. When tank is empty, or when discontinuing discharge for an extended period of time, disengage (turn off) clutch and idle engine. This will retain moisture in the discharge piping and
help prevent plugging. Move agitator control to the NEUTRAL position.
RELOADING PROCEDURE
1. Start at step 2 in LOADING on page 15.
2. After last load of the day, refer to CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
AFTER FIRST 4 TO 8 HOURS OF OPERATION
Torque wheel lugs. Torque again after 7 days (Trailer option only) to 75 lb-ft (102 N•m).
DAILY
1. Cleaning the HydroSeeder®:
A. Fill slurry tank to center of agitator shaft with clear water.
B. Move agitator lever to full speed to flush off inside of tank top and walls.
C. Remove discharge nozzle and coupler gasket from remote valve coupler at the end
of the discharge hose (or from boom on the platform option).
D. While aiming discharge hose or boom toward an open area, open discharge and
remote valve and engage (turn on) clutch. Allow to discharge until clear water is
coming out.
E. Open the recirculation valve and allow to run until the stream is clear.
F. Disengage (turn off) clutch, idle the engine, move discharge valve handle to DISCHARGE position, move agitator handle to NEUTRAL.
G. Remove drain plug and allow tank to drain.
H. In freezing weather, leave main tank drain plug out and remove pump drain plug.
Move all slurry valves to open position.
I. Wash the outside of HydroSeeder® to remove any corrosive materials.
J. Replace coupler gasket before reinstalling discharge nozzle onto remote valve coupler.
2. Lubricating the HydroSeeder® (see LUBRICATION AND FLUIDS CHART on pages 30 and
31).
CAUTION
Lubrication should be performed IMMEDIATELY AFTER cleaning of the equipment, making
sure the engine is not running. Failure to comply could result in minor or moderate personal injury. Failure to comply could also result in product or property damage.
A. Lubricate agitator shaft bearings located on the outside-front and rear of slurry tank.
B. Service automatic pressure lubricator on pump as needed. See pages 8 and 9.
C. Check engine oil and replenish when necessary. Change oil and filter after first 5
hours, then every 100 hours thereafter. Consult the engine operator’s manual for
correct grade of oil and engine break-in procedure.
NOTICE
Change engine oil and filter at least once annually even if the 100 hours have not been met.
D. Lubricate swivel on discharge boom assembly (Platform Option only).
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WEEKLY OR EVERY 40 HOURS OF OPERATING TIME
1. Clean air cleaner by following the instructions in the engine operator’s manual.
2. Lubricate all points on HydroSeeder® as outlined in DAILY CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE on page 21. Additionally, lubricate the four grease fittings on clutch/pump.
3. Check the oil level in the hydraulic oil reservoir. Maintain level with dipstick on filler cap.
4. Inspect slurry tank for build up of residue in suction area and clear if necessary.
SEASONAL AND WINTER STORAGE MAINTENANCE
1. Drain slurry tank of all water prior to storage and leave drain plug disconnected.
2. Park unit in suitable location and chock wheels to prevent inadvertent movement.
3. If possible, cover machine with tarp or park inside of an enclosure.
4. Store the HydroSeeder® with all slurry valve handles in the open position. To prevent damage from freezing, it is advisable to remove all slurry valves and store in a heated area.
5. Pour 1 qt (0.95 L) of mineral oil or environmentally safe lubricant into the pump housing and
spin pump by hand to prevent rust in the pump. Remove drain plug.
6. Chip and steel- brush any interior rust spots in the slurry tank and touch-up with paint. See
Numbers 2 and 3 in IV. Maintenance of the HYDROSEEDER® Safety Summary Section on
page 4.
7. Lubricate all fittings.
8. Lubricate equipment again just prior to starting operation after having been in storage.
9. Change hydraulic oil and filter. (400 hours).
10. Disconnect battery cables. In cold weather, remove battery and store in safe warm place.
11. Add fuel stabilizer to fuel tank.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
The hydraulic system on your FINN HydroSeeder® is designed to give trouble-free service when
properly maintained. The most important areas of maintenance are the hydraulic oil and filtration.
The reservoir holds 8 gal (30 L) of ISO Grade 46 Oil. Hydraulic oil should be replaced per the lubrication schedule or if the oil becomes milky or gives off a burnt odor. The hydraulic oil filter must be
replaced on schedule with a 25 micron absolute filter – FINN part number 021618. The hydraulic
system relief is factory-set at 2,250 psi (15,513 kPa).
PUMP MAINTENANCE
NOTE:
Refer to Figure 7 on page 25 for callouts on pages 23 and 24.
CAUTION
Pump maintenance to be done only while engine is not running, and battery cables are disconnected. Failure to comply could result in minor or moderate personal injury. Failure to
comply could also result in product or property damage.
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A. FACTORY TOLERANCES
1. To check pump tolerances, loosen the two clamps on pump suction piping and remove inlet
elbow. Through the pump suction hole, insert a feeler gauge between the pump impeller
(3) and the pump suction cover (1). This measurement on a new pump is between 0.030 to
0.045 in. (0.762 to 1.14 mm).
NOTICE
Tightening of the bolts should be performed in a criss-cross pattern. DO NOT TIGHTEN
OVER 15 lb-ft (20 N•m). Overtightening will crack the flange of the pump suction cover.
B. IMPELLER CLEARANCE – To bring the pump back to proper tolerance, proceed as follows:
1. Loosen four bolts (1B) and push pump suction cover (1) into pump casing (5) until pump
suction cover touches the pump impeller (3). Pump impeller should be in full contact with
pump suction cover.
2. Tighten eight bolts (5B), finger-tight. Pump impeller should rub the pump suction cover and
not turn easily through one revolution.
3. Tighten four bolts (1B), hand-tight until they touch the pump casing (5).
4. Back off eight bolts (5B) 1-1/2 turn.
5. Tighten four bolts (1B) 1-1/2 turn and tighten four nuts (1N) to 15 lb-ft (20 N•m).
6. Tighten eight bolts (5B) to 15 lb-ft (20 N•m). Clearance gap should be about 0.040 in. (1.00
mm). Check to make sure if pump impeller turns freely through one revolution.
C. CLEANING
1. To clean pump impeller (3), loosen the two Victaulic pipe clamps and remove suction pipe
assembly. The eye of the pump impeller can then be seen through the pump suction cover
(1) and is readily accessible for cleaning.
2. To further access pump impeller, remove eight bolts (5B) that hold pump suction cover (1)
in place. Remove pump suction cover, being careful not to damage O-ring (2).
3. To remove pump impeller, take the pump impeller wrench, which is stored in the tool box, and
position it so that the hole is aligned with any of
the eight tapped holes in the front of the pump
casing (4). The 90-degree leg of the pump impeller wrench should face inward, toward the pump
impeller and be positioned between any two of
the pump impeller fins. Bolt the wrench securely
in place with one of the pump suction cover bolts
(5B). Using a pipe wrench on the pump shaft (9),
unscrew the pump impeller, turning the pump
shaft in a clockwise direction. Be careful not to
unscrew the pump impeller too far before removing the impeller wrench
Pipe
Wrench
ENGINE
Not
Here
PUMP
Figure 6 – Pump Impeller Removal
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D. INSTALLING NEW SEAL ASSEMBLY
NOTICE
Do NOT unwrap new seal assembly until you are ready to install. All parts of assembly are
packed in sequence of installation.
1. To replace seal assembly (5), perform the steps in CLEANING, and remove pump
casing (4) by removing four bolts (7B) that hold casing and casing bearing (7) to pump
frame (15).
2. After cleaning all parts, including pump shaft, begin reassembly of pump. Install radial lip
seal (6) with the cavity portion of seal facing inward. Rebolt casing and casing bearing (7)
onto clutch housing using four bolts (7B). Using a light oil lubricant (such as 3-in-1 oil),
install the ceramic seat with its neoprene holder into the seal recess, making sure it is
square with the shaft. Lubricate the inside of the bellows assembly with a light oil lubricant
and check to make sure the steel ring is stuck (glued) to the end of the assembly. Slide the
bellows assembly onto the shaft and push until the steel ring is against the ceramic seat.
3. Install seal spring on hub of pump impeller. After coating the threads on the pump shaft with
an antiseize compound, install pump impeller, seating it securely.
4. Utilizing O-ring (2), reinstall pump suction cover using eight bolts (5B). At this time, check
to see that the pump runs freely. If pump impeller rubs the pump suction cover, either the
pump impeller is not tight on the shaft or the pump suction cover needs to be readjusted
(See impeller clearance on page 23). Tighten bolts uniformly using 15 lb-ft (20 N•m) on the
torque wrench.
5. After reinstalling suction pipe assembly, lubricate, and tighten the Victaulic clamps. Service
the automatic pressure lubricator. See pages 8 and 9.
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3
15
13
5B,5W
11
8
12
6
11B,11LW
4
7
5
8B,8LW
2
1
14
9
12B,12LW
1N,1B
10
7B,7LW
Figure 7 – Pump Assembly Components
PUMP ASSEMBLY
Ref. No.
1
1B
1N
2
3
4
5
5B
5W
6
7
7B
7LW
8
Desciption
No. Required
Pump Suction Cover
Suction Cover Bolt
Suction Cover Nut
O-ring
Pump Impeller
Pump Casing
Mechanical Seal
Suction Cover Bolt
Suction Cover Washer
Radial Lip Seal
Casing Bearing
Bearing Bolt
Bearing Lockwasher
Frame Bearing
NOTE:
1
4
4
1
1
1
1
8
8
1
1
4
4
1
Ref. No.
8B
8LW
9
10
11
11B
11N
12
12B
12W
13
14
15
Desciption
No. Required
Bearing Bolt
Bearing Lockwasher
Pump Shaft
Retaining Ring
Drive Hub
Drive Hub Bolt
Drive Hub Locknut
Clutch Retainer
Retainer Bolt
Retainer Lockwasher
Electric Clutch
Clutch Spacer
Pump Frame
4
4
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
See Parts Manual for FINN part number
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TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR HYDROSEEDER®
Because of the tremendous work load usually placed upon the HydroSeeder®, minor malfunctions
will occur from time to time. If not remedied immediately, they could lead to poor performance and
damage to the equipment. This section describes symptoms, possible causes, and the corrective
actions to take.
1. Foam in tank and air entrainment:
The mixture of dry materials with water will sometimes cause excessive foaming, while
other dry materials with water mixes will cause air entrainment. These situations will reveal
themselves with the occurences of an erratic slurry discharge, a drop in pressure of the
discharge, and a drop off in distance of slurry discharge.
Some solutions are:
A. As slurry level drops in tank, slow the agitator.
B. Add 2 to 3 oz (59 to 89 ml) of an anti-foaming agent to tank.
C. If you can determine which additive is causing the air problem, either add it last or
not at all – unless it is the water.
D. Reduce recirculation time as much as possible.
2. Plugging or clogging:
DANGER
Turn off engine and disconnect battery cables before working on equipment. Failure to
comply will result in death or serious injury.
Sometimes, when a stoppage occurs, you will not be able to find anything in the line. When this
happens, it means that the system became airbound instead of plugged. To remedy this, see
FOAMING OF SOLUTION AND LACK OF DISTANCE on page 28. Plugging can occur in any of
four places: the valve and recirculation nozzle, the discharge nozzle, the pump area, and the sump
area. Plugging is caused by either foreign objects or dewatered fiber.
A. Obstruction in discharge nozzle is determined by a change in or stoppage of the
spray pattern.
1. Disengage (turn off) clutch.
2. Remove nozzle.
3. Clean the discharge nozzle. To clean the discharge nozzle, use the nozzle
cleaning rod attached to the underside of the guard rail. Insert the nozzle
cleaning rod into nozzle to push and buildup out of the nozzle. Repeat procedure until nozzle is completely cleaned. (Platform option only.)
DANGER
Before loosening any clamps, determine if the pipe is hot. If so, let it cool before attempting
to perform repairs. Failure to comply will result in death or serious injury.
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B. If the recirculation system is not working:
1. Disengage (turn off) clutch and stop engine.
2. Remove clamp attaching recirculation valve.
3. Slide rubber seal back and remove valve assembly.
4. Check valve assembly, recirculation nozzle in discharge pipe, and recirculation pipe going into tank. Clear any obstructions.
5. Replace valve assembly and slide seal back into place. Lubricate outside of
seal.
6. Replace clamp.
C. Obstruction in pump can be indicated by a drop in pressure. If a drop in pressure is
accompanied by a frothy or whitish discharge stream, blockage is in the suction line
or sump area. To clear the pump:
1. Disengage (turn off) clutch and stop engine. Close suction shutoff valve if
applicable.
2. Loosen suction pipe clamps. If there is material in tank, stuff a rag into the
suction piping.
3. Remove suction pipe clamp closest to pump.
4. Remove elbow and slowly open suction shutoff valve.
NOTE:
If no water comes out, the obstruction is in sump area.
5. Reach into pump and remove obstruction. If it is jammed, the pump suction
cover may have to be removed.
6. Reassemble, removing rag plugging the suction piping.
D. Obstruction in sump area, which is located at the bottom of the tank on the inside
where the suction pipe is attached. Three methods to remove an obstruction in the
sump area are as follows:
1. Clear the sump by backflushing through the discharge plumbing with the
water supply hose. This is the easiset method.
2. Remove the drain plug and run a long pole through the opening and into the
sump area. Remove the obstruction and replace the drain cap.
3. Use a pipe or pole through the loading hatch opening to dislodge the obstruction.
CAUTION
Do not turn the shaft backward with a pipe wrench. This will unscrew pump impeller from
pump shaft. Consequently, when clutch is engaged (turned on), the pump impeller will
screw onto pump shaft with a force great enough to break pump impeller. Failure to comply
could result in minor or moderate personal injury. Failure to comply could also result in
product or property damage.
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TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR HYDROSEEDER®:
Problem
Probable Causes
Suggested Solutions
Lack of lubrication – seal worn
Replace seal and follow lube
schedule.
Bolts not tightened
Tighten uniformly to 25 lb–ft
(34 N•m).
Pressure Pipe Clamps
Rubber seal cracked, pinched, or
torn
Replace, always grease seal
before clamping shut.
Suction Pipe Clamps
Rubber seal cracked, pinched, or
torn
Replace, always grease seal
before clamping shut.
Discharge Swivels
Not greased often enough
Rebuild swivels w/repair kit (part
number 006969, qty. 2 required).
Pump Shaft
Pressure lubricator not serviced
Replace pump seal. Service automatic pressure lubricator daily.
Pump Suction Cover
O-ring bad
Replace O-ring; use grease when
replacing.
Discharge Boom or Nozzle
Camlock Fittings
Worn or no gasket
Replace gasket.
LEAKS:
Tank Bearing
MACHINE JUMPS DURING OPERATION:
Agitator
Agitator bent by heavy object falling on it
Straighten agitator or shim so it
runs true.
Bent Paddles
Loading wood fiber mulch into tank Straighten agitator paddle; realign
before tank is half full
agitator to run true.
FOAMING OF SOLUTION AND LACK OF DISTANCE:
Pump loses prime – lacks distance Sucking air in suction lines
– leaves excessive amount in tank
–100 gal (378 L) or more
28
Check all suction connections to
see that rubber seals are in good
shape. Grease seals before replacing clamps.
Air entrainment
See TROUBLESHOOTING step 1
on page 26.
Low engine RPM (Below 3,600
rpm – No load)
Check throttle cable and linkage.
See authorized engine dealer.
Soft water
Slow the agitator.
Too much agitation
Slow the agitator.
Pump worn
Reset pump tolerance. See page
23.
Suction partially plugged
Clean out machine. See page 21.
Nozzle worn or plugged
Clean nozzles; replace if necessary
Fertilizer
Change fertilizer type.
TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR HYDROSEEDER®:
Problem
Probable Causes
Suggested Solutions
Frozen
Thaw out ice and lubricate; leave
in discharge position during storage.
VALVE:
Valve stuck
Constant plugging during operation Foreign material in slurry
Drain and clean out tank; check
storage for foreign materials.
Constant plugging during loading
and discharging
Loading HydroSeeder® before
tank is half-full of water
Reinstruct your operator. See
pages 15 and 16.
Incorrect loading procedure
Review loading procedure on
pages 15 and 16.
Improper operation by operator
Reinstruct your operator. Review
Operator’s Manual.
Not moving valve handle far
enough
Valve should be fully open.
Machine not being flushed out
prior to reloading
See Loading on page 15.
Machine not being run at correct
RPM during loading
Reinstruct your operator. See
Loading on page 15.
Extension hose plugs after use
Letting water run out, leaving wood If hose has to be uncoupled, seal
fiber mulch to dry out
ends to keep water in hose and
prevent wood fiber mulch from drying out.
PUMP:
Excessive wear
Will not turn
Fertilizer with highly abrasive fillers Change fertilizer – avoid abrasive
fillers.
Overloading machine with dry
material
Load machine to recommended
capacities.
Too much time allowed between
loading and discharging
After loading and mixing has been
completed, set agitator at 1/2
discharging speed in reverse and
disengage (turn off) pump.
Recirculating all the time
Close recirculation valve when
discharging through the boom.
Frozen
Warm housing to melt ice.
Jammed with fertilizer or lime
Remove cover and clean interior.
Impeller rusted to suction cover
plate
Pull cover and remove rust.
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1
6
4
3
5
7
2
7
9
9
2
8
MACHINE LUBRICATION DIAGRAM
Figure 8 – Lubrication and Adjustment Points
30
LUBRICATION AND FLUIDS CHART
Ref. No.
Lubricant
Frequency
Number
Check Grease Level in
Automatic Pressure Lubricator
SL
Daily
1
2
Grease Agitator Shaft Bearings
CL
Daily
2
3
Grease Discharge Swivel
CL
Daily
1
4
Check Engine Oil Level
MO
Daily
1
5
Change Engine Oil and Filter
MO
See Engine Manual
1
6
Grease Pump Bearings
CL
Weekly
2
7
Check Hydraulic Fluid Level
HO
Weekly
1
Change Hydraulic Fluid and Filter
HO
Seasonally
1
8
Check Fuel Tank
FU
Daily
1
9
Repack Wheel Bearing
CL
Seasonally
4
10
Check Hose Reel Swivel
CL
Daily
1
1
Location
LUBRICANT OR FLUID USED
SL
CL
MO
Seal Lube (Sodium Base)
Chassis Lubricant
Motor Oil (See Engine Manual for
Recommendations)
Hydraulic Oil, Gulf 46 AW, Mobile DTE25, or
Shell Tellus 46
Gasoline
HO
FU
TIME KEY
DAILY (8 Hours)
WEEKLY (40 Hours)
SEASONALLY (500 Hours)
SEE ENGINE MANUAL
FLUID CAPACITIES
Gasoline – 10 gal (38 L)
Engine Oil – 2 qt (2 L)
Hydraulic Fluid – 8 gal (30 L)
31
NOTES
32
T75
®
Hydroseeder
Parts Manual
Model MU
33
14
8
12
17
16
13
15
11
10
12
9
8
6
7
5
1
2
3
2
4
2
34
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
SUCTION, DISCHARGE, AND RECIRCULATION PIPING
Ref. No.
1
1A
1B
2
Part Number
No. Required
080713
Clump Assembly
1
002383
F60-0022-01
Pressure Lubricator
Clump Guard
1
1
080366
Pipe Clamp
3
002439
Clamp Gasket
3
002868
90° Grooved Elbow
1
4
080732
Suction Line Valve Assembly
1
Suction Line Shutoff Valve
1
004737
5
008469
Discharge Flange Gasket
1
6
080718
Discharge Flange Pipe
1
7
005083-07
Recirculation Nozzle
1
8
005156
Pipe Clamp
2
005183
Clamp Gasket
9
005083-08
Recirculation Nozzle
1
10
021559
Ball Valve
1
11
080650
Recirculation Hose
1
12
006250
Pipe Clamp
2
006251
Clamp Gasket
13
080720
Intermediate Pipe
1
14
080719
Platform Pipe
1
15
007710
Ball Valve
1
16
003243
Pipe Nipple
1
17
080377
Female Coupler
1
006515
LBT75-MU
Description
Coupler Gasket
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
35
1N,1B
2
1
5B,5W
7B,7LW
9
14
13
12
12B,12LW
10
15
11
11B,11LW
8
8B,8LW
7
6
5
4
3
36
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
CLUTCH/PUMP ASSEMBLY
Ref. No
Part Number
Description
1
080489
Pump Suction Cover
1
1B
X0720
Suction Cover Bolt
4
1N
Y07
Suction Cover Nut
4
2
080499
O-ring
1
3
080488
Pump Impeller
1
4
080487
Pump Casing
1
5
080485
Mechanical Seal
1
5B
X0720
Suction Cover Bolt
8
5W
W07
Suction Cover Washer
8
6
080493
Radial Lip Seal
1
7
080498
Pump Casing Bearing
1
7B
X0740
Bearing Bolt
4
7LW
W07L
Bearing Lock Washer
4
8
080498
Frame Bearing
1
8B
X0728
Bearing Bolt
4
8LW
W07L
Bearing Lockwasher
4
9
080491
Pump Shaft
1
10
080497
External Retaining Ring
1
11
080490
Drive Hub
1
11B
X0516
Drive Hub Bolt
2
11LN
Y05L
Drive Hub Locknut
2
080590-07
Clump Washer
1
XF0720
Locking Bolt
1
W07L
Retainer Lockwasher
1
13
035084
Electric Clutch
1
14
080590-08
Clump Spacer
1
15
080486
Pump Frame
1
12
12B
12LW
No. Required
NOT SHOWN
080492
LBT75-MU
Clump Nameplate
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
37
2
22
5
15
10
12
9
11
8
1
19
10
16
7
21
13
6
20
3
17
14
4
23
18
38
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
Ref. No.
Part Number
Description
080806
Hydraulic Hose and Fittings Kit (Items 1- 16)
1
1
012044
Pressure Gauge
1
2
012087
MSAE - MJIC Adapter
1
3
023616
MNPT - MJIC Adapter
1
4
023911
FMPT - MSAE Adapter
1
5
053019
MSAE - MJIC 45° Adapter Elbow
1
6
055232
MSAE - MJIC Adapter
1
7
055359
MSAE - MJIC Adapter
1
8
075552
FNPT - JFJIC Swivel Adapter
1
9
080789
NPT Reducer
1
10
085014
MSAE - MJIC Adapter
2
11
FW71872
Male Branch Tee
1
12
080578
3/8" Hyd. Hose x 75"
1
13
080683
1/2" Hyd. Hose x 18"
1
14
080684
3/4" Suctuion Hose x 35-1/2"
1
15
080787
3/8" Hyd. Hose x 32"
1
16
080788
3/8" Hyd. Hose x 33"
1
17
004618
Hydraulic Suction Strainer
1
18
005793
Hydac Filler / Breather
1
19
080743
Hydraulic Control Valve
1
20
080591-02
Control Valve Handle
1
023470
Handle Bracket
1
0SF311
Knob for Handle
1
0SF312
Roll Pin for Handle - 1/3 in. x 1-3/8 in.
1
023120
Seal Kit for 080743
1
Hydac Filter Assembly
1
023913
023914
21
22
23
No. Required
Filter Element
1
080482
Hydraulic Motor
1
080615
Seal Kit for 080482
1
080642
Hydraulic Pump
1
080616
Seal Kit for 080642
1
080680
Hydraulic Reservoir
1
NOTE:
Items 1-16 are part of Hydraulic Kit part number 080806.
LBT75-MU
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
39
6
7
5
3
4
2
1
HYDRAULIC PUMP DRIVE ASSEMBLY
Ref. No.
Part Number
1
Description
No. Required
3/8 X 1 in. lg. bolt
2
2
080642
Hydraulic Pump
1
3
F60-0016-03
Hydraulic Pump Mounting Plate
1
4
5
080807
3/8 Hex Nut
Coupling Half 5/8" Bore w/ Keyway
2
1
6
080809
Coupling Sleeve
1
7
080808
Coupling Half 1" Bore
1
NOT SHOWN
F60-0022-03
40
Hydraulic Pump Coupling Guard
1
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
5
3
6
4
2
1
7
HYDRAULIC AGITATOR DRIVE ASSEMBLY
Ref. No.
Part Number
1
Description
No. Required
1/2 X 1-1/2 in. lg. bolt
2
2
080482
Hydraulic Motor
1
3
F60-0016-01
Torque Arrestor Plate
1
1/2 Hex Nut
2
4
5
080523
Rigid Coupling Assembly
1
6
007420
Bearing and Seal Assembly (See page 40)
2
7
005081-02
Agitator Drive Stub Shaft
1
NOT SHOWN
LBT75-MU
F60-0022-02
Agitator Coupling Guard
1
080583
Torque Arrestor Pad
1
080582
Worm Gear Clamp
2
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
41
15
13
14
12
11
15
NOTE:
To tighten, Turn nut not bolt.
Torque to 25 lb–ft (34 N‡m)
2
1-1/2" Agitator
Shaft Through
Back Side
DO NOT OVER TORQUE
1
3
9
6
7
8
4
5
10
42
Outside
Of Tank
Wall
Bearing Assy. #007420
(Includes Items 1–10)
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
AGITATOR AND BEARING ASSEMBLY
Ref. No.
Part Number
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
007420
007417
007416
006975
007212
003022
007211
012605
Y08SS
X0828SS
007705
Bearing and Seal Assembly (Includes Item’s 1–10)
Clamping Ring
Agitator Rotary Gasket
Agitator Bearing Gasket
Flangette w/ Groove
Bearing
Flangette w/ Lube Coupling
Bevel Sealing Washer
Agitator Nut
Agitator Bolt
Grease Fitting
11
F60-0011-01
Rear Bolt-On Paddle w/ I.D. Hole
2
12
005081-02
Agitator Drive Stub Shaft
1
13
080661
Main Agitator Section w/ Paddles
1
14
080723
Agitator Extension
1
15
F60-0011-02
Bolt-On Paddle w/o I.D. Hole
3
005399
Agitator Shaft Toe Guard
1
Not Ill.
No. Required
2
1 per
1 per
1 per
1 per
1 per
1 per
4 per
4 per
4 per*
1 per
*NOTE:
On the T75 ,the quantity of part number 0828SS is a total of 8 per unit,
except for the T75 Trailer Unit, which replaces two of this part
with part number X0840SS. The two replacement bolts are used for the lower
two bolts on the front of the unit to hold the agitator shaft toe guard.
LBT75-MU
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SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
43
1
2
3
11
4
5
5
6
7
8
9
10
DISCHARGE BOOM
Ref. No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
44
Part Number
Description
080716
006102
006514
005734
Z0632SCP
005528-03
Z0612SCP
007286
007288
006969
080734
012287
006483
080559-01
Discharge Boom Assembly Consisting of:
Female Coupler
Coupler Gasket
Boom Pipe
Boom Handle Set Screw
Boom Collar
Boom Collar Set Screw
Boom Torsion Spring
2" Swivel Joint
Swivel Repair Kit
Upper Discharge Pipe
2" Ball Valve
Adapter Pipe
Boom Handle
No. Required
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
1
2
3
7
6
4
5
5
HATCH ASSEMBLY
Ref. No.
LBT75-MU
Part Number
Description
No. Required
1
080674
Hatch Lid
1
2
005565
Hatch Lid Lanyard
1
3
005433
Soft Latch
1
4
080675
Hatch Liner
1
5
F60-0002-01
Hatch Shim
2
6
070627
Hatch Lid Hinge
2
7
002909
Handle
2
190044
Foam Seal
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
12.5 ft
45
5
4
3
17
7
6
2
10B
10A
10
1
9
8
11
14
14
15
12
13
16
46
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
COMMON LOOSE PARTS AND ENGINE
Ref. No.
Part Number
Description
F60-0005
Platform
1
F75-0013
Right Support Angle
1
F75-0014
Ladder
1
2
F75-0002
Tank Top
1
3
080706
Agitator Control Rod
1
022801
Clevis and Pin
1
080705
Agitator Control Rod Conduit
1
005178
O-ring
1
F60-0020
Control Handle
1
1
4
022202
No. Required
Black Handle Grip
1
5
005399
Agitator Shaft Toe Guard
1
6
080826
Fuel Tank
1
7
080823C
Fuel Tank Cap
1
8
080223
Battery Box
1
9
002256-12
12V Battery
1
10
005559-03
Battery Tie-Down Strap
1
008171
Positive Battery Cable
1
000241
Ground Strap
1
11
080680
Hydraulic Reservoir
1
12
080626
Tank Drain Plug
1
13
F60-0022-01
Clump Shaft Guard
1
14
F60-0024
Hydraulic Reservoir End Strap
2
15
F60-0023
Hydraulic Reservoir Tie-Down
1
16
F60-0022-03
Hydraulic Pump Coupling Guard
1
17
080731
Fill Port Weldment
1
005280
Fill Port Plug
1
NOT ILLUSTRATED
LBT75-MU
080566
Throttle Control Cable Assembly
1
080567
Choke Cable Assembly
1
080483
Kohler 25 HP Engine
1
KL1205001
Oil Filter
1
KL2488303-S1
Air Filter
1
KL2406857-S
Muffler
1
KL2405013-S
Fuel Filter
1
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
47
12
10
11
1
10
9
2
5
6
3
4
8
7
13
14
48
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
TRAILER ASSEMBLY PARTS
Ref. No.
Part Number
Description
1
085152
Rubber Stud Mount
1
2
005134
Ball Coupler (Optional)
1
3
080043
Tow Ring (Optional)
1
4
005135
2-5/16" Ball (Optional)
1
5
002909
Handle
1
6
080591-03
Safety Chain Rod Weldment
1
7
023915
Clevis Grab Hook - Self-Lock
2
8
190028
Safety Chain (3 ft)
2
9
F75-0005
Fender
2
005548
U-Bolt
8
080821
5000# Axle Assembly
2
10
No. Required
080821-08
Brake Assembly, Left-Hand side
1 per axle
080821-09
Brake Assembly, Right-Hand side
1 per axle
11
F75-0006
Fender Spacer Bracket
2
12
080701
Jack Weldment w/ Bracket
1
005438E
Jack Repair Kit
WL8-219-4
Hub and Drum Assembly
13
14
4
080821-010
3/8 in. Nut
5 per *
080821-011
Drum
1 per *
080821-012
Wheel Bearing
1 per *
080821-013
Wheel Bearing
1 per *
080821-014
Seal
1 per *
080821-015
Washer
1 per *
080821-016
Castle Nut
1 per *
080821-017
Cotter Pin
1 per *
080821-018
Grease Cap
1 per *
080821-019
Rubber Plug
1 per *
080702
Wheel
4
NOT ILLUSTRATED
080709
Tire
4
*NOTE:
All of these required quanitities are quantities required per Hub and Drum Assembly, not per axle.
LBT75-MU
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SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
49
3
2
6
4
5
1
5
GUARD RAILS
Ref. No.
Part Number
Description
No. Required
1
080726
Right Guard Rail
1
2
080816
Gate
1
013122
Gate Spring Hinge
1
3
080815
Left Guard Rail
1
4
080536-18
Top Cross Rail
1
5
080536-13
Cross Rail
2
6
F75-0008
Boom Pipe Support Plate
1
NOT ILLUSTRATED
F75-0014
50
Ladder
1
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
CLUTCH
BUTTON
1
BLACK
2,3
6, 7
4
WHITE
RED
IGNITION
SWITCH
M
CLUTCH
SWITCH
RED
WHITE
A
B
S
WHITE
HOURMETER
YELLOW
ORANGE
BLACK
BLUE
HORN
GREEN
HORN
BUTTON
BLUE
5
8
WHITE
CLUTCH
ENGINE
PLUG
BLACK
4
CONTROL PANEL WIRING
Ref. No.
LBT75-MU
Part Number
Description
No. Required
1
007274
Hour Meter
1
2
080654
Ignition Switch
1
3
080654-K
Ignition Key
1
4
020886
Horn Button
1
5
006499
Horn
1
6
020886
Clutch Button (Same pn as Horn Button)
1
7
080525
Clutch Toggle Switch
1
8
080526
Clutch Toggle Switch Dust Boot
1
9
035084
Electric Clutch
1
080607-01
Control Panel Wiring Harness
1
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
51
5
3
BROWN
BROWN
1
WHITE
BLACK
BLACK
YELLOW
WHITE
RED
BROWN
BLACK
BLACK
WHITE
RED
RED
WHITE
BLACK
WHITE
GREEN
BLACK
STARTER
TAIL LIGHTS
(Brown)
RED
4
BROWN
2
NOT USED
BROWN
LEFT TURN
(Yellow)
GROUND
(White)
RIGHT TURN
(Green)
ELECTRIC BRAKES
(Black)
TRAILER PLUG CONNECTIONS
TRAILER WIRING
Ref. No.
Part Number
Description
1
075592
7-Blade Trailer Plug
1
2
023424
Breakaway Switch
1
3
005137
Taillight - Left-Hand Side
1
005137A
Lens
1
005138
Taillight - Right-Hand Side
1
005137A
Lens
1
005436
License Plate Light
1
4
5
No. Required
NOT ILLUSTRATED
52
190029
Chain
3.5 ft
005016
"S" Hook
2
005017
Snap Hook
1
004720
License Plate Bracket
1
080715
Trailer Wiring Harness
1
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
TOOL KIT
Part Number
Description
000698
005220
080273
080131
080260
160749
080394
006604
080260
160750
080395
006605
080260
160750
008187
006632
001042
006096
160763
160309
006619
006493
006096
160762
005603
012117
006096
160762
080626
006515
006514
012681A
080535
012083
080260
080261
160307
160520
Automatic Pressure Lubricator Grease (1 lb Can)
Impeller Wrench
Hose Reel Long Distance Nozzle Assembly
Long Distance Nozzle
Male Adapter
Reducer Bushing
Hose Reel Wide Fan Nozzle Assembly
Wide Fan Nozzle
Male Adapter
Reducer Bushing
Hose Reel Narrow Fan Nozzle Assembly
Narrow Fan Nozzle
Male Adapter
Reducer Bushing
Boom Long Distance Nozzle
Boom Long Distance Nozzle Assembly
Long Distance Nozzle
Male Adapter
Reducer Bushing
Close Nipple
Boom Wide Fan Nozzle Assembly
Wide Fan Nozzle
Male Adapter
Reducer Bushing
Boom Narrow Fan Nozzle Assembly
Narrow Fan Nozzle
Male Adapter
Reducer Bushing
Drain Plug
Coupler Gasket - 1-1/2"
Coupler Gasket - 2"
Finn Beige Aerosol Paint
Remote Valve Assembly
Full Port Ball Valve
Male Adapter
Female Coupler
Close Nipple
Nipple
Engine Parts Manual
HydroSeeder® Parts/Operator's Manual
Part Number
Description
080615
080616
Seal Kit for Hydraulic Motor number 080482
Seal Kit for Hydraulic Pump number 080642
No. Required
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
SEAL REPAIR KITS
LBT75-MU
No. Required
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
53
10
21
37
19
2
18
15
5 8
8
36
36
*NOTE: These Items Are Not Included In
T60/T75/T30 Decal Kit (080699).
7
9
34
17 31
35
20
33
22*
6
28
23
4
32
3
38
39*
26 10
16*
11*
27
29*
1
25
12
13*
14
54
30
24
2
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
DECALS
Ref. No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
Part Number
Description
005022
005216
005184
005186
006869
006870-HORN
007230
007231
008286
011567
011595*
011662
011690*
012180
012278
012260*
012686
012687
012688
020970
022199
023174*
023519
031331
031461
031463
080107
080540
080724*
080725
085078
007230-01
008286-01
008286-02
KL2511317
007230-02
006870-CLUTCH
KL2411303
012661-07*
Decal "CAUTION Use 2-5/16" Ball..."
Decal "DANGER! Do Not Use Remote..."
Decal "250 Gallons"
Decal "500 Gallons"
Decal "CAUTION Pressure Lubricator..."
Decal "HORN"
Decal "Service Daily"
Decal "Service Weekly"
Decal "Agitator Operation"
Decal "DANGER! Do Not Aim Stream..."
Decal "HydroSeeder"
Decal "Patent Numbers"
Finn Nameplate
Decal "CAUTION Tighten Suction Cover..."
Decal "WARNING! Burn Hazard..."
"IMPORTANT" Metal Plate
Decal "DANGER! Confined Space Hazard..."
Decal "CAUTION Hydraulic Instructions..."
Decal "CAUTION! Fall Hazard..."
Decal "WARNING! Do Not Ride..."
Decal "Throttle"
Decal "FINN"
Decal "WARNING! Wear Eye Protection..."
Decal "Gasoline"
Decal "WARNING! Trailer Instructions..."
Decal "WARNING! Sever Hazard..."
Decal "WARNING! Do Not Ride..."
Decal "Clutch Operation"
Decal "Trailer GVWR Information..."
Decal "750 Gallons"
Decal "Operating Instructions..."
Decal "Service Daily"
Decal Agitator Operation"
Decal Agitator Operation"
Decal "Stopping Instructions"
Decal "Service Daily"
Decal "CLUTCH"
Decal "Ignition Instructions"
Decal "T75"
No. Required
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
*NOTE:
All of the decals depicted and listed on Pages 52-53 (except those identified with an asterisk) are shown for
location purposes only. To order replacements you mus order T75 Decal Kit (080609). Replacement decals
and plates for those identified with an asterisk are not part of the decal kit and must be ordered separeately.
LBT75-MU
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
55
1
2
5
4
HOSE REEL WIRING
MOTOR
(Black)
30
SOLENOID
8B
(Red)
8B
9B
(Red)
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
9B
9B
9B
50
6B
STARTER
(Red)
REEL
BUTTON
56
6B
6B
(Blue)
6B
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
LBT75-MU
HOSE REEL
Ref. No.
1
2
Part Number
Description
080801
Hose Reel With 1/2 HP Motor
No. Required
1
008188
Electric Motor
1
080801-01
080801-02
Friction Brake Assembly
90 Degree Inlet
1
1
080801-03
Bearing Housing Sub Assembly
1
080801-04
Spindle 1-1/2" Female Pipe - Ductile
1
080801-06
Gooseneck - 11"
1
080801-07
Snap Ring - 2" ID
1
080801-08
O-Ring 2" OD x 1-3/4" ID x 1/8" Thick
1
080801-09
Bearing, Self Aligning
1
080801-09A
Bearing, Self Aligning, 0.945 ID
1
080801-10
080801-11
Sprocket
Hose Reel Motor Sprocket
1
1
080801-12
Chain Assembly
1
080801-14
ReelCraft Elbow Seal Kit
1
4
F75-0011
Live Reel Flat Support
1
5
F75-0010
Live Reel Angle Support
1
NOT SHOWN
LBT75-MU
005593
Remote Holder
1
041109
Lead-In Hose
1
005592
Soft Latch
1
080378
Male Coupler
1
080611
T60 II Hose Reel Wiring Harness
1
020886
Red Button (Same pn as Horn Button)
1
008450
Solenoid Kit, Hose Reel
1
011653
Circuit Breaker (50 Amp)
1
WHEN ORDERING PARTS, BE SURE TO STATE
SERIAL NUMBER OF MACHINE
57
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