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COMMERCIAL CLEANING EQUIPMENT

Operating Instructions (EN)

Read these Instructions before using the machine.

www.tomcatequip.com

1711 South Street

Racine, WI 53404 (USA)

(800) 450-9824 | (+001) 262-681-6470

© 2016 RPS Corporation

Scan With Phone for more Information

Read these Safety Messages before using the machine.

VERSION 16.055

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INTRODUCTION

This manual is furnished with each new machine. This manual will allow the Operator to get the best performance out of your RPS manufactured Scrubber-Drier, Sweeper, Burnisher, or Orbital Scrubber. Read this manual thoroughly before operating or servicing the machine.

This machine will provide excellent performance, but the best results will be obtained at the most minimum costs if:

• The machine is regularly maintained - per the machine Preventative Maintenance instructions provided.

• The machine is operated with reasonable care and caution.

• The machine is maintained with manufacturer supplied parts.

ABOUT THIS MANUAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Tells you where to look in the manual.

SAFETY MESSAGES: Section contains important information regarding hazard or unsafe practices of the machine. Levels of hazards are identifi ed that could result in product or personal injury, or severe injury resulting in death.

OPERATION CONTROLS / MACHINE COMPONENTS: Shows you the different machine controls and features.

MACHINE SETUP: Tells you how to setup machine from un-crating to installing squeegee and brushes.

MACHINE OPERATION: Section is to familiarize the operator with the operation and function of the machine.

BATTERY CHARGING: Shows you how to charge the batteries (on-board and off board charging).

MAINTENANCE: This section contains preventative maintenance to keep the machine and it’s components in good working condition. They are listed in this general order:

• Batteries

• Brooms

• Filters

• Service Schedule

• Machine Trouble Shooting

TROUBLE SHOOTING: A list of common problems that may occur.

MACHINE SPECS: Tells you Machine Specifi cations for the various parts of the machine.

MACHINE INSTALL FORM: Should be fi lled out upon machine installation and faxed to 1-866-632-6961 or online at www.rpscorporation.com.

WARRANTY POLICY: Tells you coverage, exclusions and limitations to warranty.

NOTE: The serial number of your machine is located on the lower half of the Steering Pedestal of the machine.

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SERIAL NUMBER

AS OUR POLICY IS ONE OF CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT - ALL INFORMATION AND

SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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Introduction

About This Manual

Table of Contents

Safety Messages

Safety Label Locations

Operation Controls

Operation Controls

Operation Controls

Machine Components

Machine Components

Machine Setup

Un-Crating Machine:

Connecting Batteries:

Installing Main Broom:

Installing Side Brooms:

Adjusting Side Brooms:

Machine Operation

Pre-Cleaning Checklist:

Operating Hints:

Sweeping:

WET Sweeping:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Cleaning Filter:

Changing Filter:

Empty Hopper:

Releasing Parking Brake Override Lever:

On-Board Charger

On-Board Battery Charging (Optional):

Description of LED:

Battery Charging

External Battery Charging:

Battery Maintenance Guide

Safety:

Inspection and Cleaning:

Storage:

Watering:

Maintenance

Daily Maintenance:

Weekly Maintenance:

Monthly maintenance:

Yearly Maintenance:

Storing Machine:

Checking Battery Specifi c Gravity:

VR PM Records

Common Wear Parts

Cylindrical Brooms:

Side Brooms:

Filter Kits:

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SAFETY MESSAGES

You will see four kinds of safety reminders in this manual:

DANGER

DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury or damage to this machine or nearby objects. CAU-

TION also can be used to alert against unsafe practices.

NOTICE

NOTICE indicates information considered important, but not hazard-related. This safety message may be related to property damage or warranty warnings.

Your safety, and that of others, is very important. Operating this machine safely is an important responsibility.

DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE:

• Unless you are trained and authorized to do so by your RPS Authorized Local Distributor

• Unless you have read and understood this Operator’s Manual

• On surfaces with greater than a 5% grade

• Unless equipped with a functional parking brake

WHEN OPERATING THIS MACHINE:

• Remove loose objects from the fl oor that could be projected from the rotating Brooms

• Keep your hands and feet away from the rotating Brooms

• Do not operate this machine where fl ammable liquids are present

• Use caution when maneuvering

BEFORE LEAVING THE MACHINE:

• Park the machine on a level surface

• Turn the machine off & remove key

• Open battery lid

BEFORE SERVICING THE MACHINE:

• Disconnect the Batteries

DANGER

Explosive hydrogen gas forms when Batteries are charging. An open fl ame or spark can cause this gas to explode. Serious personal injury or property damage could occur. Only charge the Batteries in this machine in a well ventilated area.

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WARNING

The Batteries in this machine produce hazardous voltage which can cause electrical shock, burns and/ or electrocution. Always disconnect Batteries before servicing this machine.

WARNING

When climbing or descending ramps, always drive machine forward. To avoid overturning the machine, Do not back down ramps. Do not drive across inclines. Do not turn while ascending or descending ramps. Overturning the machine can cause serious injury or death.

WARNING

Do not park this machine on ramps or slopes. Always park this machine on a level, hard surface. Do not operate this machine outdoors or on uneven surfaces.

WARNING

The Batteries in this machine contain sulfuric acid, which causes burns to skin. If battery acid contacts clothing or skin, rinse the effected area with cold water immediately. If battery acid gets on your face or in your eyes, fl ush the area immediately with cold water and seek medical attention.

WARNING

To avoid electrical shock, do not operate this machine over electrical fl oor outlets.

WARNING

Dress safely. Do not wear rings or metal wrist watches when servicing this machine, as they can cause an electrical short circuit which can cause serious burns.

WARNING

Do not remove, paint over or destroy warning decals. If warning decals become damaged, call 1-262-681-3583 for free replacements.

WARNING

Dress safely. Do not wear a neck tie, scarf, or any loose or dangling clothing while operating this machine.

Loose or dangling clothing or neck-wear can tangle in rotating parts, causing serious injury or death.

WARNING

Always turn off this machine before leaving it unattended. Do not allow untrained persons to operate this machine.

WARNING

NO RIDERS. Do not carry passengers on this machine. Do not use this machine as a stepladder or work platform.

WARNING

Understand the dynamic braking system before you operate the machine on ramps. 5 Degree max.

WARNING

Before you service a Battery, always wear face protection, protective gloves and protective clothing. Battery acid or battery explosion can cause serious injuries.

CAUTION

Do not operate this machine if any parts have been damaged or removed.

CAUTION

Always use the automatic battery charger provided by the manufacturer of this machine to charge the Batteries of this machine. It is designed to charge the Batteries at the appropriate rate. If you must use a different charger, disconnect the Batteries before charging to avoid damage to the electronic speed controller.

CAUTION

To avoid damage to the electronic control components of this machine, Do not store this machine outdoors. Do not pressure wash this machine.

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SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS

Read and obey all Safety Labels on your VR Floor Sweeper. If you have questions about these labels, ask your supervisor.

These images indicate where on the VR Safety Labels are located. If ever the labels become illegible, worn off, or torn, promptly report it to your supervisor and replace it.

DANGER

ONLY CHARG

EXPLOSION RISK!

OR SPARK CAN C DROGEN GAS

AUSE THIS EN FLAME

CHINE IN A WELL

LED WATER IN

VENTILATED A

REA.

E.

ONLY THE OEM

SERVICING THE

CHARGER PR

YS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY

REFER TO MAN UAL OR CALL +

THE BATTERIES

OVIDED WITH TH

011-262-681-35

E MA. USE

BEFORE

DANGER

EXPLOSION RISK!

EXPLOSIVE HYDROGEN GAS FORMS WHEN

BATTERIES ARE CHARGING. AN OPEN FLAME

OR SPARK CAN CAUSE THIS GAS TO EXPLODE.

ONLY CHARGE THE BATTERIES IN THIS MA-

CHINE IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA.

USE ONLY DISTILLED WATER IN THE BATTERIES. USE

ONLY THE OEM CHARGER PROVIDED WITH THE MA-

CHINE. ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE BATTERY BEFORE

SERVICING THE MACHINE.

REFER TO MANUAL OR CALL +011-262-681-3583

BATTERY CHARGING LABEL

PART #: 349-7280

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OPERATION CONTROLS

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OPERATION CONTROLS

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1.

SIDE BROOM SPEED CONTROL KNOB: Controls the speed of the Side Brooms - Turn counterclockwise to reduce speed

2.

FILTER SHAKER SWITCH: Filter shaker button shakes fi lter to remove dust or debris particles to deposit into the hopper for removal

3.

BRUSH AMP GAUGE: Indicates the amount of amperage that the Main Broom pulling

4.

BATTERY GAUGE / HOUR METER: Indicates the amount of batery charge remaining along with total hours used

5.

MAIN BROOM SWITCH: Tuns the Main Broom

ON

or

OFF

6.

SIDE BROOM SWITCH: Turns the Side Brooms ON or OFF

7.

REVERSE SWITCH: Switch back for reverse machine drive

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OPERATION CONTROLS

4

OPPOSITE SIDE OF

STEERING PEDESTAL

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8

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10

11

1.

SIDE BROOM LIFT LEVER: Lifts and lowers Side Brooms that allow for debris clean up directly up to walls

2.

ADJUSTABLE SEAT WITH ARM RESTS: The machine is equipped with an ergonomic seat with adjustable arm rests and positioning

3.

MAIN BROOM LIFT LEVER: Lifts and lowers the Main Broom

6.

HEADLIGHT SWITCH: Turns power of the Headlights ON and OFF

7.

ADJUSTABLE STEERING: Four settings for operator comfort and ease of entry

9.

RECHARGE CYCLE METER: Shows the amount of charges on a machine

10. CHARGER PORT: Grey 50 used to receive charger input for optional external charger

11. FOOT PEDAL: Controls the acceleration and deceleration of the machine

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MACHINE COMPONENTS

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1. STROBE LIGHT (OPTIONAL): Optional Strobe Light silently alerts others nearby of the machines presence

3. SIDE BROOM GUARDS (OPTIONAL): Optional Side Broom Guards protect your Side

Broom Brushes in case operator error

4. SIDE BROOMS: Allows for debris clean up directly up to walls

5. FRONT DRIVE TIRE: Drives and steers the machine

6. TIE DOWN POINTS: Location for tie down straps during transport

7. FILTER ACCESS LATCH: Latch holds the Filter Box together while also releasing and allowing access to the inside of the Filter Box

8. SIDE ACCESS DOOR: Protects the Main Broom and Hopper

9. SIDE DOOR LATCH: Opens and latches closed the Side Access Door to the Main

Broom and Hopper

10. REAR WHEELS: Rear wheels provide three point stability for this machine

11. SIDE BROOM ADJUSTMENT SCREW: Turn screw counterclockwise for fi ne tuning of height adjustment of the Side Brooms to accommodate for brush wear

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MACHINE COMPONENTS

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3

4

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1. FILTER MOTOR: Powers the Beater Bar to clean out the fi lter

2. MAIN BROOM MOTOR: Powers the Main Broom and creates vacuum for the Filter Box

3. ONBOARD CHARGER: Easily charge your machine by conveniently pulling over and plugging in into any standard wall outlet to charge

4. HITCH (OPTIONAL): Used to attach rear Garbage Can Holder option

5. MAIN BROOM: The powerful Main Broom sweeps the fl oor by sweeping debris into the back of the Hopper from underneath the machine

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MACHINE SETUP

UN-CRATING MACHINE:

Carefully check the crate for any signs of damage and that the batteries are in the unit.

To un-crate the machine, remove banding strips from around the crate. Take off the top and sides and dispose properly. Remove brackets from machine wheels.

Remove bolts from pallet, then remove board. Carefully roll the machine off of the base. Notify the carrier immediately if concealed damage is discovered.

INSTALLING MAIN BROOM:

1. Turn Key Switch to the OFF position and remove Key.

2. Open Side Access Door and remove bolt holding Idler

Arm in place (A) (SEE BELOW).

A

3. Remove Idler Arm and pull out old Broom (B) (SEE

BELOW).

CONNECTING BATTERIES:

Your machine is equipped with (4×) 6-Volt/ 245 AH, (4×)

6-Volt/ 325 AH, or (4×) 6-Volt/ 420 AH Wet Lead Acid,

AGM, Industrial, or Deep Cycle Batteries which form a 24

Volt system.

(SEE PICTURE BELOW OR BATTERY DISCONNECT

LABEL FOR CORRECT CABLE CONNECTIONS)

1. Turn all switches to the OFF position and remove Key.

2. Tip Tank back. Attach all Battery Cables to Terminals as shown below.

B

Meter to ensure correct installation. Charge Batteries if needed (SEE BATTERY CHARGING).

NOTICE

Batteries are a possible environmental hazard. Consult your Battery supplier for safe disposal methods.

NOTICE

Orientation of Batteries is critical for cables to reach.

4. Slide the new Broom in. With new Broom on Driver, spin until Driver engages Broom.

5. Reinstall Idler Arm and tighten bolt (B) (SEE ABOVE).

6. If Broom is not level, loosen bolt and run Main Broom motor for a couple seconds.

7. Retighten bolt and ensure Broom is level.

NOTICE

For correct Main Broom application - Contact your Local

Servicing Dealer.

DRIVER ALIGNED NOT ALIGNED

24 VOLTS

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INSTALLING SIDE BROOMS:

1. Lower the Side Brooms by pulling forward on the Side

Broom Level and sliding to the rear.

2. Remove the Side Brooms from the box.

MACHINE OPERATION

PRE-CLEANING CHECKLIST:

3. Install the Side Brooms onto the Motor Shaft. Use the bottom hole on the shaft to install the Clevis Pin and

Read and understand the Safety Messages section on Pages 3 and 4 before operating the machine.

1. Check Battery Condition Gauge on the Control Panel.

Make sure Batteries are fully charged before using.

A

2. Check the condition of the Brooms.

3. Check to make sure Hopper is empty.

4. Disconnect Charger and close Hood.

5. Adjust the Seat and Steering Pedestal.

6. Turn the Key Switch ON and drive to the area to be cleaned.

Saftey Clip (A) (SEE BELOW).

4. Check Side Broom height to see if Adjustments are needed.

ADJUSTING SIDE BROOMS:

7. Adjust the speed of the Side Brooms to the desired speed and confi rm the Side Brooms height is correct.

8. Lower the Main Broom and the Side Brooms.

1. To adjust Side Broom height, turn Adjustment Screws

Clockwise to raise and Counterclockwise to lower (B)

(SEE BELOW).

OPERATING HINTS:

2. The right Side Broom bristles should contact the fl oor in a 10 o’clock to a 3 o’clock pattern when the Broom is in motion (C) (SEE BELOW). The left Side Broom bristles should contact the fl oor in a 9 o’clock to a 2 o’clock pattern when the Broom is in motion (D) (SEE BELOW).

1. Observe the amount of dirt/debris that the machine is sweeping up. If dirt/debris is left on ground make sure that the Wet Sweep By-Pass is not open. This feature reduces dust control and should only be used when operating on a fl oor with water on it.

B

C

2. Always operate at lower speeds when sweeping around walls and objects. You should reduce the speed to maintain control when turning.

3. Change or turn over Brooms when dirty.

4. Stay clear of objects protruding from the fl oor such as sockets, grates, etc, for they will damage the Brooms.

D

3. To raise the Side Brooms higher when in the up position, adjust the Adjustment Arm (E) (SEE BELOW).

5. Always keep an eye on your gauges. They let you know the status of a particular system at a glance. If your battery gauge is reading low you must stop immediately and recharge. Running the Batteries dead will result in damage to the Batteries.

6. When you are ready to stop, raise the Side Brooms, raise the Main Broom, turn OFF the Side Broom Switch, turn OFF the Main Broom Switch and drive the machine back to the charging area. Be sure to clean the Hopper thoroughly before storing the machine.

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SWEEPING:

1. Turn on machine Key Switch (A).

2. Check the Battery Gauge to ensure proper charge before starting to sweep (B).

3. Lower the Main Broom to the fl oor by dropping the

Main Broom Lift Lever forward (C).

4. Lower the Side Brooms head to the fl oor by dropping the Side Broom Lift Lever forward (D).

5. Turn on the Main Broom Motor by pressing the Main

Broom Motor Switch (E).

6. Turn on the Side Broom Motors by pressing the Side

Broom Motors Switch (F).

7. Set the speed of the Side Brooms by dialing the Side

Broom Speed Control (G) (Clockwise = Fastest /

CounterClockwise = Slowest).

8. Begin sweeping by depressing the Foot Pedal (H) slowly and then to the speed required.

9. Once the machine begins to move, check the Broom

Amp Gauge (I). This Gauge allows the Operator to see if there are issues in regards to the Broom type for certain applications, if something was tangled in the Broom, or other small issues that could cause the circuit to blow.

10. To operate the machine in reverse, simply switch the

Reverse switch (J) back towards the rear of the machine. The reverse speed is set to approximately 50% of the forward speed.

11. To stop the machine, release the Foot Pedal and the machine will stop automatically (H).

WET SWEEPING:

1. Turn on machine Key Switch (A).

2. Check the Battery Gauge to ensure proper charge before starting to sweep (B).

3. Lower the Main Broom to the fl oor by dropping the

Main Broom Lift Lever forward (C).

4. Lower the Side Brooms head to the fl oor by dropping the Side Broom Lift Lever forward (D).

5. Open the WET Sweep By-Pass door by rotating it clockwise (K). This door being open reduces the Dust

Control. Always remember to close door when sweeping again once on dry ground.

6. Turn on the Main Broom Motor by pressing the Main

Broom Motor Switch (E).

7. Turn on the Side Broom Motors by pressing the Side

Broom Motors Switch (F).

8. Set the speed of the Side Brooms by dialing the Side

Broom Speed Control (G) (Clockwise = Fastest /

CounterClockwise = Slowest).

9. Begin sweeping by depressing the Foot Pedal (H) slowly and then to the speed required.

10. Once the machine begins to move, check the Broom

Amp Gauge (I). This Gauge allows the Operator to see if there are issues in regards to the Broom type for certain applications, if something was tangled in the Broom, or other small issues that could cause the circuit to blow.

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C

K

11. To operate the machine in reverse, simply switch the

Reverse switch (J) back towards the rear of the machine. The reverse speed is set to approximately 50% of the forward speed.

12. To stop the machine, release the Foot Pedal and the machine will stop automatically (H).

G

B

I

E

F

J

H

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CLEANING FILTER:

1. If dust begins to blow through the Vacuum Motor or is leaking out of the sides, then the fi lter needs to be cleaned.

2. Turn on machine Key Switch (A).

3. Before cleaning Filter, turn off Main Broom and Side

Broom motors.

4. Clean the Filter by pressing the Shaker Switch for 20 seconds (B).

NOTICE

After using the Shaker Switch let the machine sit for 30 seconds to allow the dust time to settle.

CHANGING FILTER:

1. To remove Filter, open Battery Compartment Hood (C)

(SEE BELOW).

2. Undo the Filter Latch and lift open the Filter Chamber

Lid with the Seat ontop (D).

3. Pull out old Filter and replace with new one (E).

EMPTY HOPPER:

1. After machine usage, stop and shake fi lter.

2. Turn machine OFF and remove the key.

3. Open the Hopper Access Side Door and remove the

Hopper (F).

4. Use Hopper tip lever (G) for easier dumping of contents. Clean thoroughly before placing back in machine.

C

B

F G

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A

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RELEASING PARKING BRAKE OVERRIDE LEVER:

To release the Parking Brake, move the Parking Brake

Override Lever (A) to the UP position. To return back to

Override Mode - slide to the DOWN position.

A

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ON-BOARD CHARGER

Charger Specifi cations

• Output voltage of 24 Volts

• Output current of 40 amps max

• Input voltage of 110 Volts/ 60 Hz

(220V/50 Hz available)

• Automatic shut off circuit

• Made for Deep Cycle Batteries

DANGER

Explosive hydrogen gas forms when Batteries are charging. An open fl ame or spark can cause this gas to explode. Serious personal injury or property damage could occur. Only charge the Batteries in this machine in a well ventilated area.

WARNING

Before you service a Battery, always wear face protection, protective gloves and protective clothing. Battery acid or battery explosion can cause serious injuries.

WARNING

The Batteries in this machine contain sulfuric acid, which causes burns to skin. If battery acid contacts clothing or skin, rinse the effected area with cold water immediately. If battery acid gets on your face or in your eyes, fl ush the area immediately with cold water and seek medical attention.

4. Plug the Charger power cord (B) into a grounded standard wall outlet (SEE BELOW).

5. The charger will automatically begin charging and automatically shut off when fully charged.

6. After the Charger has turned off, unplug the Charger from the wall outlet.

7. Recheck the cell level after charging. If needed, add distilled water up to the correct level. Be certain to replace the caps securely and to wipe off the top of the

Batteries with a clean cloth.

CAUTION

Always use the automatic battery charger provided by the manufacturer of this machine to charge the Batteries of this machine. It is designed to charge the Batteries at the appropriate rate. If you must use a different charger, disconnect the Batteries before charging to avoid damage to the electronic speed controller.

ON-BOARD BATTERY CHARGING (OPTIONAL):

1. Transport machine to a well ventilated area for charging.

2. Turn the machine off. Open the Machine Battery

Compartment.

3. Check the water in each Battery (A). Do not charge the machine unless the water is slightly higher than the plates. If needed, add enough distilled water to just slightly cover the plates. Be careful not to over fi ll.

Batteries can overfl ow during charging. Replace caps before charging.

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DESCRIPTION OF LED

:

Red LED: Battery level low

Yellow LED: Battery at 1 ⁄

2

charge

Green LED: Battery fully charged

WATER LEVEL SHOULD BE

1/8'' ABOVE PLATES

B

A

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BATTERY CHARGING

Charger Specifi cations

• Output voltage of 24 Volts

• Output current of 40 amps max (Optional)

• Input voltage of 110 Volts/ 60 Hz

(220V/50 Hz available)

• Automatic shut off circuit

• Made for Deep Cycle Batteries

DANGER

Explosive hydrogen gas forms when Batteries are charging. An open fl ame or spark can cause this gas to explode. Serious personal injury or property damage could occur. Only charge the Batteries in this machine in a well ventilated area.

WARNING

Before you service a Battery, always wear face protection, protective gloves and protective clothing. Battery acid or battery explosion can cause serious injuries.

WARNING

The Batteries in this machine contain sulfuric acid, which causes burns to skin. If battery acid contacts clothing or skin, rinse the effected area with cold water immediately. If battery acid gets on your face or in your eyes, fl ush the area immediately with cold water and seek medical attention.

CAUTION

Always use the automatic battery charger provided by the manufacturer of this machine to charge the Batteries of this machine. It is designed to charge the Batteries at the appropriate rate. If you must use a different charger, disconnect the Batteries before charging to avoid damage to the electronic speed controller.

EXTERNAL BATTERY CHARGING:

1. Transport machine to a well ventilated area for charging.

2. Turn the machine off. Open the Machine Battery

Compartment.

3. Check the water in each Battery (A). Do not charge the machine unless the water is slightly higher than the plates. If needed, add enough distilled water to just slightly cover the plates. Be careful not to over fi ll.

Batteries can overfl ow during charging. Replace caps before charging.

4. First, disconnect the batteries by unplugging the red

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50 Charger plug. Connect the red 50 Charger plug to the machine’s Charger (B). While the Charger plug is connected, plug the charger power cord into a grounded 110 Volt standard wall outlet (C).

5. The Charger will automatically begin charging and automatically shut off when fully charged (check

Battery gauge).

6. After the Charger has turned off - First, unplug the

Charger from the wall outlet. Second, unplug the red

50 Charger plug from the Batteries and reconnect the

Batteries.

7. Recheck the cell level after charging. If needed, add distilled water up to the correct level. Be certain to replace the caps securely and to wipe off the top of the

Batteries with a clean cloth.

C

WATER LEVEL SHOULD BE

1/8'' ABOVE PLATES

B

A

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SAFETY:

DANGER

BATTERY MAINTENANCE GUIDE

Explosive hydrogen gas forms when Batteries are charging. An open fl ame or spark can cause this gas to explode. Serious personal injury or property damage could occur. Only charge the Batteries in this machine in a well ventilated area.

WARNING

Before you service a Battery, always wear face protection, protective gloves and protective clothing. Battery acid or battery explosion can cause serious injuries.

WARNING

The Batteries in this machine produce hazardous voltage which can cause electrical shock, burns and/ or electrocution. Always disconnect Batteries before servicing this machine.

WARNING

The Batteries in this machine contain sulfuric acid, which causes burns to skin. If battery acid contacts clothing or skin, rinse the effected area with cold water immediately. If battery acid gets on your face or in your eyes, fl ush the area immediately with cold water and seek medical attention.

WARNING

Dress safely. Do not wear rings or metal wrist watches when servicing this machine, as they can cause an electrical short circuit which can cause serious burns.

WATERING:

• Add water, NEVER ACID, to cells (distilled water

recommended).

• Do not over water

• Before charging the Batteries, only add water if the plates are exposed. Add just enough water to cover the plates, then charge the batteries. Once fully charged, add water to the proper level as indicated below.

• For full charge plus series Batteries add water to the maximum water level indicator (A).

• After watering, secure vent caps back on Batteries.

WATER LEVEL SHOULD BE

1/8'' ABOVE PLATES

A

INSPECTION AND CLEANING:

• Keep Batteries clean and dry from residue

• Check that all vent caps are tight

• Use a solution of baking soda and water to clean if acid residue on Batteries or corrosion on the terminals

• Protective spray of petroleum jelly should be applied to terminals to reduce corrosion

STORAGE:

• Batteries should be fully charged prior to and during storage

• Never store discharged Batteries

• Store Batteries in a cool, dry place but never below freezing - Recharge in storage a minimum of every 30 days

• Recharge Batteries before putting them back into service

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MAINTENANCE

DAILY MAINTENANCE:

1. Remove the clean Brushes. Never use soiled Brushes when cleaning. Replace Brushes when they become worn.

2. Press Filter Shaker Switch for 20 seconds to clean out

Filter. Inspect fi lter.

3. Pull out Hopper to empty and clean before machine storage.

4. Wipe down machine if needed. Use a non-abrasive, non-solvent cleaner or a clean damp cloth.

5. Recharge the Batteries if needed.

WEEKLY MAINTENANCE:

1. Check Battery water level in each cell of the Batteries and fi ll as needed. Always use distilled water to refi ll

Batteries. Batteries should be fi lled approximately

3 ⁄

4

'' to 1'' above the plates. Overfi lling will cause the

Batteries to leak during charging. The charging process creates gas bubbles inside the Battery, which effectively increases the volume of the electrolyte.

2. Clean Battery tops to prevent corrosion.

4. Pull out Hopper to empty and clean before machine

WATER LEVEL SHOULD BE

1/8'' ABOVE PLATES

YEARLY MAINTENANCE:

Call your local dealer for yearly maintenance.

STORING MACHINE:

1. Be sure to clean the Hopper out completely.

CHECKING BATTERY SPECIFIC GRAVITY:

WARNING

Before you service a Battery, always wear face protection, protective gloves and protective clothing. Battery acid or battery explosion can cause serious injuries.

Use a hydrometer to check the Battery specifi c gravity.

Checking Gravity:

• Hydrometer

• Battery

NOTICE

Do not take readings immediately after adding distilled water. If water and acid are not thoroughly mixed, the reading may not be accurate.

Check the hydrometer against this chart

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

@ 80

°F (27°C)

1.265

1.225

1.190

1.155

1.120

BATTERY

CONDITION

100% Charged

75% Charged

50% Charged

25% Charged

Discharged storage.

MONTHLY MAINTENANCE:

1. Check Main Broom Jackshaft Belt for wear and tension.

2. Check machine for Vacuum Leaks.

3. Inspect the Dust Curtains and replace if torn or worn.

4. Check to see if Battery cables are tightened. Tighten, if needed, 8-10 ft/lb MAX.

5. Insepct all Cables and Springs,.

6. Insepct all Nuts, Bolts, and Fasteners.

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NOTICE

If the readings are taken when the battery electrolyte is any temperature other than 80

°F(27°C), the reading must be temperature corrected. To fi nd the corrected specifi c gravity reading when the temperature of the battery electrolyte is other than 80

°F(27°C): add (+) to the specifi c gravity reading 0.004 (4 points), for each

10

°F(6°C) above 80°F(27°C). Subtract (-) from the specifi c reading 0.004 (4 points), for each 10

°F(6°C) below 80

°F(27°C).

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VR PM RECORDS

CUSTOMER INFORMATION

CUSTOMER

ADDRESS

CITY

MACHINE INFORMATION

MODEL #:

WORK ORDER#:

CHASSIS HOUR METER:

RE-CHARGE COUNTER:

STATE

EMAIL

ZIP

SERIAL #:

HOUR METER (Key):

HOUR METER (Traction):

HOUR METER (Scrub):

CELL 3 BATTERY CONDITION

BATTERY 1 HYDROMETER

BATTERY 1 ELECTROLYTE CLARITY

(Clear, Cloudy, Particulate, Dark)

BATTERY 1 WATER LEVEL

(Overfi lled, Full, Low, Dry)

BATTERY 2 HYDROMETER

BATTERY 2 ELECTROLYTE CLARITY

(Clear, Cloudy, Particulate, Dark)

BATTERY 2 WATER LEVEL

(Overfi lled, Full, Low, Dry)

BATTERY 3 HYDROMETER

BATTERY 3 ELECTROLYTE CLARITY

(Clear, Cloudy, Particulate, Dark)

CELL 1 CELL 2

BATTERY 3 WATER LEVEL

(Overfi lled, Full, Low, Dry)

BATTERY 4 HYDROMETER

BATTERY 4 ELECTROLYTE CLARITY

(Clear, Cloudy, Particulate, Dark)

BATTERY 4 WATER LEVEL

(Overfi lled, Full, Low, Dry)

CLEAN BATTERY TOPS. CHECK BATTERY CABLE AND TERMINAL CONDITION.

NOTES:

PHONE

CONTACT

CELL 4

PAD/BRUSH CONDITION

MAIN BROOM FIBER LENGTH

BROOM DRIVER

BROOM DRIVER & IDLER HUBS

SIDE BROOM CONDITION

CHECK OPERATION AND CONDITION OF:

MAIN POWER SWITCH OR KEY SWITCH

STEERING WHEEL TILT MECHANISM

HORN

HEAD LIGHTS

BATTERY / HOUR METER GAUGE

BROOM AMP GAUGE

MAIN BROOM SWITCH

SIDE BROOM SWITCH

FILTER SHAKER SWITCH

FORWARD / REVERSE SWITCH

GOOD

GOOD

GOOD

ROTATED BRUSHES

WORN

IN SPEC

WORN

WORN

REPAIR

CELL 5 CELL 6

NEEDS REPLACEMENT

NEEDS REPLACEMENT ROTATED SIDE TO SIDE

PROBLEM

NEEDS REPLACEMENT

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FOOT PEDAL

BACK UP ALARM

SIDE BROOM SPEED CONTROL RHEOSTAT

MAIN BROOM BELTS

MAIN BROOM LIFT CABLE

SIDE BROOM LIFT MECHANISM

MAIN BROOM MOTOR

SIDE BROOM OPERATION

STROBE LIGHT

BATTERY CHARGER CONNECTORS

BATTERY CHARGER

CLEAN AND / OR LUBRICATE

FILTER (20 SEC W/ SHAKER SWITCH)

HOPPER

SIDE BROOM LINKAGE

REMOVE BROOM & CHECK DRIVERS FOR DEBRIS

STEERING CHAIN

VISUALLY INSPECT

SEAL UNDER FILTER

HOPPER CURTAIN

HOPPER SIDE CURTAIN

MAIN BROOM CURTAIN (REAR)

SIDE DOOR CURTAIN

INNER SIDE CURTAIN

VACUUM HOSE

DRIVE WHEEL CONDITION

REAR WHEELS CONDITION

COMMENTS

IN SPEC REPAIR PROBLEM

IN SPEC REPAIR PROBLEM

SERVICING DISTRIBUTOR: ____________________________________

TECHNICIAN’S NAME: _______________________ DATE: ____________ SIGNATURE: ____________________

CUSTOMER’S NAME: ________________________ DATE: ____________ SIGNATURE: ____________________

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CYLINDRICAL BROOMS:

SIDE BROOMS:

FILTER KITS:

COMMON WEAR PARTS

BROOM TYPE

Poly

Nylon

Carpet Broom

Poly & Steel

Union

Union & Steel

PART #'S

8-401

8-401N

8-401NN

8-401S

8-401U

8-401US

SIDE BROOM TYPE

Poly

Poly & Steel

PART#'S

4-402

4-402S

FILTER TYPE

Standard Filter Assembly

(Includes Tape Seal Kit, Grill, and Filter)

Standard Filter Kit

(Includes Tape Seal Kit and Filter)

1 Micron Filter

0.2 Micron Filter

Nomex Filter

Filter Tape Seal Kit

PART#'S

4-500

4-502D

4-502

4-502F

4-502N

4-502K

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