SNOWBLAST
8650A
SNOW BLOWER
Published 04/08
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
This Operator's Manual is an integral part of the safe operation of this machine and must
be maintained with the unit at all times. READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the Safety
and Operation Instructions contained in this manual before operating the equipment. C01Cover
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TEAMCO INC.
27050 S. Katie Rd.
Suite 400
Tea, SD 57064
605-498-0610
Email: chrism@teamco-inc.com
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To the Owner/Operator/Dealer
All implements with moving parts are potentially hazardous. There is no substitute for a cautious, safe-minded
operator who recognizes the potential hazards and follows reasonable safety practices. The manufacturer has
designed this implement to be used with all its safety equipment properly attached to minimize the chance of
accidents.
BEFORE YOU START!! Read the safety messages on the implement and shown in your manual. Observe the
rules of safety and common sense!
WARRANTY INFORMATION:
Read and understand the complete Warranty Statement found in this Manual. Fill out the Warranty Registration
Form in full and return it to within 30 Days. Make certain the Serial Number of the Machine is recorded on the
Warranty Card and on the Warranty Form that you retain
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY SECTION .............................................................................................................. 1-1
General Safety Instructions and Practices ......................................................................................................... 1-2
Operator Safety Instructions and Practices ....................................................................................................... 1-3
Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and Practices ...................................................... 1-5
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................................................... 1-6
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices ................................................................................................. 1-9
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices ........................................................................... 1-11
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................................................................. 1-12
Decal Location ................................................................................................................................................. 1-13
Decal Description ............................................................................................................................................. 1-15
Federal Laws and Regulations ........................................................................................................................ 1-22
INTRODUCTION SECTION ................................................................................................. 2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION ........................................................................................................ 3-1
HYDRAULIC CHUTE ROTATION CYLINDER .................................................................................................. 3-2
OPERATION SECTION ....................................................................................................... 4-1
OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................................................... 4-3
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................................ 4-4
ROPS and Seat Belt .......................................................................................................................................... 4-4
Tractor Safety Devices ....................................................................................................................................... 4-4
Tractor Horsepower ........................................................................................................................................... 4-4
3-Point Hitch ...................................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Power Take Off (PTO) ....................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tire Spacing ....................................................................................................................................................... 4-6
GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR ......................................................................................................... 4-6
Boarding the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-6
Dismounting the Tractor ..................................................................................................................................... 4-7
STARTING THE TRACTOR .............................................................................................................................. 4-7
CONNECTING THE SNOW BLOWER TO THE TRACTOR ............................................................................. 4-8
Connecting the Snow Blower to the Tractor ...................................................................................................... 4-8
DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT .............................................................................................................................. 4-9
Connecting Snow Blower Hydraulic Lines to the Tractor ................................................................................. 4-10
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE ........................................................................................... 4-10
Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................ 4-11
Snow Blower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service .............................................................................................. 4-12
DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND SNOW BLOWER .......................................................................................... 4-16
Starting the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-18
Brake and Differential Lock Setting .................................................................................................................. 4-18
Driving the Tractor and Snow Blower .............................................................................................................. 4-19
Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines ............................................................................................................... 4-20
OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND SNOW BLOWER .................................................................................... 4-21
Foreign Debris Hazards ................................................................................................................................... 4-21
Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO) ............................................................................................................... 4-22
PTO RPM and Ground Speed ......................................................................................................................... 4-22
OPERATING THE SNOW BLOWER ............................................................................................................... 4-23
Shutting Down the Implement .......................................................................................................................... 4-25
DISCONNECTING THE SNOW BLOWER FROM THE TRACTOR ................................................................ 4-25
SNOW BLOWER STORAGE ........................................................................................................................... 4-27
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND SNOW BLOWER ............................................................................. 4-28
Transporting on Public Roadways ................................................................................................................... 4-29
Transporting on Public Roadways ................................................................................................................... 4-29
Hauling the Tractor and Implement .................................................................................................................. 4-32
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ........................................................................................................................ 4-33
MAINTENANCE SECTION .................................................................................................. 5-1
NUTS AND BOLTS ............................................................................................................................................ 5-2
DRIVE CHAIN .................................................................................................................................................... 5-2
SHEAR BOLTS .................................................................................................................................................. 5-2
LUBRICATION ................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
PTO Shaft .......................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Spout Bracket .................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Fans ................................................................................................................................................................... 5-4
Oil Reservoir ...................................................................................................................................................... 5-4
GREASE SCHEDULE ....................................................................................................................................... 5-5
STORAGE ......................................................................................................................................................... 5-5
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS ............................................................................................................ 5-6
DEALER’S PREDELIVERY SERVICE GUIDE
for the 8650A
DETAILS OF ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE COVERED IN THIS OPERATOR’S MANUAL
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Set up machine as outlined in the shipping instructions attached to these instructions.
Check that all safety decals are in good condition, replace if necessary.
Check that gearboxes have been filled with oil.
Check that all grease fittings have been lubricated.
DEALER’S DELIVERY GUIDE
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Mounting and removal from tractor
Operation
Adjustments
Lubrication
Maintenance
Operator’s safety precautions
User’s responsibility and warranty
Operator’s manual delivered to owner
Operator’s instructed on contents of owner’s manual
SAFETY SECTION
Safety Section 1-1
SAFETY
General Safety Instructions and Practices
SAFETY
A careful operator is the best operator. Safety is of primary importance to the manufacturer and should be to
the owner/operator. Most accidents can be avoided by being aware of your equipment, your surroundings, and
observing certain precautions. The first section of this manual includes a list of Safety Messages that, if
followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or death. Read and understand these Safety
Messages before assembling, operating or servicing this Implement. This equipment should only be operated
by those persons who have read the Manual, who are responsible and trained, and who know how to do so
responsibly.
The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen below, is used throughout this
manual and on decals which are attached to the equipment. The Safety Alert Symbol means:
“ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!” The Symbol and Signal Word
are intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury
faced when operating this equipment.
Practice all usual and customary safe working precautions and above all---remember safety is
up to YOU. Only YOU can prevent serious injury or death from unsafe practices.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR
VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in DEATH
OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in MINOR
INJURY.
Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could result in
damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.
NOTE: Identifies points of particular interest for more efficient and convenient operation or repair.(SG-1)
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or
death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the
Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards. (SG-2)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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Safety Section 1-2
SAFETY
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit
chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. (SG-30)
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. (SG-31)
The rotating parts of this machine continue to rotate even after the PTO has been turned off.
The operator should remain in his seat for 60 seconds after the brake has been set, the
PTO disengaged, the tractor turned off, and all evidence of rotation has ceased. (S3PT-10)
“Wait a minute...Save a life!”
Never crawl under a raised Implement supported solely by the Tractor 3-Point hitch.
Release of the control lever or mechanical failure will result in the Implement falling and
possible injury or death. Always securely block up the Implement before crawling
underneath to perform repairs and service. (S3PT-19)
Never operate the Tractor or Implement until you have read and
completely understand this Manual, the Tractor Operator’s Manual, and
each of the Safety Messages found in the Manual or on the Tractor and
Implement. Learn how to stop the tractor engine suddenly in an
emergency.
Never allow inexperienced or untrained personnel to
operate the Tractor and Implement without supervision. Make sure the
operator has fully read and understood the manuals prior to operation.
(SG-4)
The operator and all support personnel should wear hard hats, safety
shoes, safety glasses, and proper hearing protection at all times for
protection from injury including injury from items that may be thrown by
the equipment. (SG-16)
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE
PERMANENT HEARING LOSS! Tractors with or without an Implement
attached can often be noisy enough to cause permanent hearing loss.
We recommend that you always wear hearing protection if the noise in
the Operator’s position exceeds 80db. Noise over 85db over an
extended period of time will cause severe hearing loss. Noise over 90db
adjacent to the Operator over an extended period of time will cause
permanent or total hearing loss. NOTE: Hearing loss from loud noise
[from tractors, chain saws, radios, and other such sources close to the
ear] is cumulative over a lifetime without hope of natural recovery. (SG-I7)
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SAFETY
Operator Safety Instructions and Practices
SAFETY
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturer’s
instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other
chemical agent. (SG-22)
SAFETY
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement
and possible serious injury or death. (SG-24)
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off
the Equipment and be injured or killed. Children can cause the Implement to shift or fall
crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement.
Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely.
Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication
must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the
medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely.
NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their
alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the
operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
Prolonged operation may cause operator boredom and fatigue affecting safe operation.
Take scheduled work breaks to help prevent these potentially impaired operating
conditions. Never operate the Implement and Tractor in a fatigued or bored mental state
which impairs proper and safe operation. (SG-32)
DO NOT operate this Implement on a Tractor that is not properly maintained. Should a
mechanical or Tractor control failure occur while operating, immediately shut down the
Tractor and perform repairs before resuming operation. Serious injury and possible death
could occur from not maintaining this Implement and Tractor in good operating condition.
(SG-36)
Do not approach the front of the snow blower while the fan is rotating. Contact with the
rotating fan can result in serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has
stopped and the snow blower is securely blocked up before removing material, performing
service, and making repairs. (SSB-05a)
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SAFETY
Do not put hands or feet near the rotating fan. Fan contact can result in
serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped and
the snow blower is securely blocked up before removing material,
performing service, and making repairs. (SSB-6)
Do not operate the implement while wearing loose fitting clothing. Entanglement of the
clothing with the rotating elements can result in serious injury or even death. Stay clear of
all rotating elements at all times. (SSP-3)
DO NOT use a PTO adapter to attach a non-matching Implement driveline to a Tractor
PTO. Use of an adapter can double the operating speed of the Implement resulting in
excessive vibration, thrown objects, and blade and implement failure. Adapter use will also
change the working length of the driveline exposing unshielded driveline areas. Serious
bodily injury and/or equipment failure can result from using a PTO adapter. Consult an
authorized dealer for assistance if the Implement driveline does not match the Tractor PTO.
(S3PT-14)
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. A driveline not attached correctly to the
Tractor PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the
Implement. (S3PT-17)
Before operating the Implement, check to make sure the Implement input driveline will not
bottom out or become disengaged. Bottoming out occurs when the inner shaft penetrates
the outer housing until the assembly becomes solid-it can shorten no more. Bottoming out can cause serious
damage to the Tractor PTO by pushing the PTO into the Tractor and through the support bearings or
downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off. A broken driveline can cause personal injury. (S3PT-18)
Only use Tractors equipped with a ROPS cab and seatbelt with this equipment. Always
wear your seat belts. Serious injury or even death could result from loss of control of the
tractor or falling off. (SSB-18)
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SAFETY
Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and
Practices
SAFETY
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices
This Implement is wider than the Tractor. Be careful when operating or transporting this
equipment to prevent the Implement from running into or striking sign posts, guard rails,
concrete abutments or other solid objects. Such an impact could cause the Implement and
Tractor to pivot violently resulting in loss of steering control, serious injury, or even death.
Never allow the Implement to contact obstacles. (S3PT-12)
SAFETY
Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved rollover-protective system (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or
even death could result from falling off the tractor--particularly during a turnover
when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS. (SG-7)
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always engage the brake and/or set
the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the
engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the
tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor
from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine
is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only. (SG-9)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or
Implement. Usually, 16-17 year-old children who are mature and
responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they
have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in
proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large
enough to reach and operate the controls easily. (SG-11)
Do not mount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount the Tractor
only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely stopped. (SG-12)
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SAFETY
Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a
tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators
manual for proper starting instructions. (SG-13)
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
Do not exceed the rated PTO speed for the Implement. Excessive PTO speeds can cause
Implement driveline or blade failures resulting in serious injury or death. (SG-26)
Operate the Tractor and/or Implement controls only while properly seated in the Tractor seat
with the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent movement of the Tractor or
Implement may cause serious injury or death. (SG-29)
In case of mechanical difficulty during operation, place the transmission in the park
position, set the parking brake, shut down all power, including the PTO and the engine and
remove the key. Wait until all rotating motion has stopped before dismounting. (SG-39)
Never leave the Implement and Power Unit unattended while the Implement is in the raised
position. Accidental operation of a lifting lever or a hydraulic failure may cause the
implement to suddenly fall causing serious injury or possible death to anyone who might
inadvertently be under the Implement. Lower the implement carefully to the ground. Do not
put hands or feet under lifted components. (SPU-3)
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SAFETY
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil and
fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do not
check for leaks with your hand! High-pressure oil streams from breaks in
the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage including
gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE OFF and
remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves, safety
glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If you
suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer. If oil
does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a
physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure. (SG-15)
SAFETY
SAFETY
Only operate the snow blower in conditions were you have clear visibility in daylight or with
adequate artificial lighting. Never snow blow in darkness or in conditions where you cannot
clearly see at least 100 yards in front and to the sides of the Tractor and Snow Blower. Make sure that you can
clearly see and identify passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead obstructions, power lines, debris
and foreign objects. If you are unable to clearly see these types of items, discontinue snow blowing. (SSB-1)
Extreme care should be taken when operating near loose objects such
as gravel, rocks, wire, and other debris. Inspect the area before
blowing snow. Foreign objects should be removed from the site to prevent machine
damage and/or bodily injury or even death. Any objects that cannot be removed must
be clearly marked and carefully avoided by the operator. Stop blowing immediately if fans
strike a foreign object. Repair all damage and make certain fans are balanced before
resuming snowblowing. (SGM-5)
Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains can become entangled in the
operating parts of the Snow Blower. These items could then swing outside the housing at
high speeds. Such a situation is extremely hazardous and could result in serious injury or
even death. Inspect the work area for such objects before snow blowing. Remove any like
object from the site. Never allow the fans to contact such items. (SSB-3)
Blow snow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the Tractor and Snow
Blower. Safe speed depends on terrain and snow conditions. Normal ground speed range
is from 0 to 5 mph. Use slow speeds when operating on or near steep slopes, ditches, dropoffs, overhead obstructions, power lines, or when debris and foreign objects are to be
avoided. (SSB-4)
Snow Blowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwing
objects for great distances (200 feet or more). Do not allow the
snow stream to fall on passersby. Ice, debris and heavy snow
thrown from the snow blower can cause serious injury or death.
(SSB-7)
STOP SNOW BLOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 200 FEET.
When blowing snow with two machines in the same area be sure that windows are closed.
(SSB-10)
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this Snow Blower.
REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in deep snow where vision is reduced. The
fan paddles of this Snow Blower can throw objects for great distances Serious injury or even
death may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the operator, bystanders, or
passersby in the area. Do not operate this machine with anyone in the immediate area.
Stop Snow Blowing if anyone is within 200 feet of Snow Blower. (SSB-11)
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SAFETY
Do not operate Snow Blower if excessive vibration exists. Shut down PTO and the Tractor
engine. Inspect the Snow Blower to determine the source of the vibration. If fans are
damaged replace them immediately. Do not operate the Snow Blower until the fans
have been replaced and the Blower operates smoothly. Operating the Snow Blower
with excessive vibration can result in component failure and broken objects to be thrown
outward at very high velocities. To reduce the possibility of property damage, serious injury,
or even death, never allow the Snow Blower to be operated with damaged fans. (SSB-12)
Always keep a careful lookout and use extreme care when working around utility lines.
Heavy snow or ice storms can cause utility lines to sage or drop to the ground. Never allow
the Snow Bower within 10 feet of any Utility power or gas line. When working close to Utility
lines consult your electric or gas company for a safe code of operation. (SSB-15)
Before dismounting to clear a clogged machine, place the transmission in the park position,
set the parking brake, shut down all power, including the PTO and the engine and remove
the key. Wait until all rotating motion has stop before dismounting. (SSB-16)
Snow can cover and hide solid objects such as guard rails, curbs, concrete structures, large
rocks, utility boxes, fir hydrants, etc. DO NOT allow the rotating parts of the Snow Blower to
contact such items. Inspect the area before operating the Snow Blower. Mark all solid items
clearly with a pole or flag. To reduce the possibility of property damage, serious injury, or
even death, never allow the rotating fans to contact such obstacles. (SSB-20)
The Snow Blower can block the operators vision directly in front of the Snow Blower.
Inspect the area before operating the Snow Blower and make sure that there are no
obstacles, passersby, or coworkers in the path of the Snow Blower. (SSB-22)
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement with the Tractor. Turn curves or go
up hills only at a low speed and using a gradual steering angle. Rear mounted implements
move the center of gravity to the rear and remove weight from the front wheels. Make certain, by adding front
ballast, that at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels to prevent rearing up, loss of steering
control or Tractor tip-over. Slow down on rough or uneven surfaces to prevent loss of steering control which
could result in property damage or possible injury. Do not transport unless 3-Point lift lever is fully raised and
in the latched transport position. Dropping implement in transport can cause serious damage to the tractor
and/or Implement and possibly cause the operator or others to be injured or killed. (S3PT-2)
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SAFETY
The rotating parts of this machine have been designed and tested for rugged use.
However, the fans and rotating members could fail upon impact with heavy, solid objects
such as metal guard rails and concrete structures. Such impact could cause the broken
objects to be thrown outward at very high velocities. To reduce the possibility of property
damage, serious injury, or even death, never allow the rotating fans to contact such
obstacles. (SSB-13)
SAFETY
Allow sufficient clearance for the Implement to swing outward while turning. Implements
carried behind the Tractor will swing outside the tire path when making turns. Contacting a
solid object while turning will cause equipment damage and possible injury. (S3PT-20)
SAFETY
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in
such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the
Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local
traffic regulations. (SG-6)
Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the
equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this
equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and how it handles
before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes
are in good condition and operate properly.
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for
you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
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Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes
smoothly to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As
you increase the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases. Determine the
maximum transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this
equipment.
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Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only
after you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use
extreme care and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and
implement from turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this
equipment before operating on roads or uneven ground.
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Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly
control the equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes
or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance
increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use
the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
Before transporting the Snow Blower, position the snow discharge shoot in the center
position to reduce the possibility of blocking the operators vision. (SSB-21)
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SAFETY
Your driving vision may be reduced or impaired by the tractor, cab, or implement. Before
driving on public roadways identify any limited vision areas, and make adjustments to your
operating position, mirrors, and the implement transport position so that you can clearly
see the area where you will be traveling, and any traffic that may approach you. Failure to
maintain adequate vision of the public roadway and traffic can result in serious injury or
even death. (STI-10)
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices
Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair work
on the Implement. Place the Implement on the ground or securely
blocked up, disengage the PTO, and turn off the tractor engine. Push
and pull the Remote Cylinder lever in and out several times prior to
starting any maintenance or repair work. (S3PT-9)
Always maintain the safety signs in good readable condition. If the safety signs are
missing, damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement safety signs immediately.
(SG-5)
Do not modify or alter this Implement. Do not permit anyone to modify or alter this
Implement, any of its components or any Implement function. (SG-8)
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in
motion or while tractor engine is running. (SG-20)
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SAFETY
Make sure the PTO shield, integral driveline shields, and input shields
are is installed when using PTO-driven equipment. Always replace any
shield if it is damaged or missing. (S3PT-8)
SAFETY
SAFETY
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when
necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn
or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have
cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining
this machine in good working order. (SG-21)
Perform service, repairs and lubrication according to the maintenance section. Ensure the
unit is properly lubricated as specified in the lubrication schedule and all bolts and nuts are
properly torqued. Failure to properly service, repair and maintain this Implement in good
operating condition could cause component failure and possible serious injury or even
death. (SG-35)
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Snow Blower. Never work on the Snow Blower with the Tractor PTO driveline connected
and running. The Fan, Auger or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause immediate
entanglement, injury or death. (SSB-8)
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not limited to) - the Chain
Shield, Cross Shaft Shield, Gearbox Shields, and PTO integral shields must be used and
maintained in good working condition. All safety devices should be inspected carefully at
least daily for missing or broken components. Missing, broken, or worn items must be
replaced at once to reduce the possibility of injury or death from entanglement. (SSB-9)
DO NOT weld or repair rotating Blower components. Welds and other repairs may cause
severe vibration and/or component failure resulting in parts being thrown from the blower
causing serious bodily injury. See your Authorized Dealer for proper repairs. (SSB-14)
Ensure any remote starting system is inoperative before servicing or cleaning the machine.
Inadvertent engine start up could result in entanglement or runover causing serious injuries
or death. (SSB-17)
Use only OEM specified shear pins as replacement pins. The use of incorrect shear pins
can cause failures in the Snow Blower rotating components resulting in property damage
and/or serious bodily injuries. (SSB-19)
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SAFETY
Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices
In addition to the design and configuration of this Implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment,
hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer
also to Safety Messages and operation instruction in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor and
Equipment Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor and Equipment. (SG-18)
SAFETY
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SAFETY
Decal Location
SAFETY
NOTE: Manufacturer supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the decals
may occur while in shipping, use, or reconditioning. Manufacturer cares about the safety of its customers,
operators, and bystanders, and will replace the safety decals on this product in the field, free of charge (Some
shipping and handling charges may apply). Contact your dealer to order replacement decals.
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SAFETY
PART NO.
QTY
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
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12.
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00725746
00756494
1
1
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1
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4
2
1
6
2
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DANGER
DANGER
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
DANGER
WARNING
DANGER
WARNING
DANGER
DANGER
DANGER
WARNING
WARNING
DANGER
WARNING
INSTRUCT
LOGO
WARNING
LOGO
DANGER
REFLCTR
REFLCTR
NAME
REFLCTR
DANGER
________
________
________
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________
Peligro
Driveline Installation
Genuine Parts
Notice to Owner
Peligro Driveline
Multi-Hazard
Avoid Bodily Injury from Rotating Fans
Thrown Objects
Moving Parts
Guard Missing
Stay Back from Snowblower Intake
Snowblower Contact Electrical Wires
Pinch Points
Multi-Hazard Pinch Points
Hose Burst
Grease every 10 Hours
Logo (3-14” x 11-34”)
1000 RPM
Logo (4-7/16” x 6-11/16”)
Shield Missing
Red Reflector
Yellow Reflector
8650A
SMV Sign
Rotating Driveline
Canister, Operator’s Manual
Operator’s Manual Inside
Bolt
Flatwasher
Locknut
00763977
00773723
226-331
00784040
00784041
00784043
00784044
00784045
00784061
02962764
02962765
02965262
1438333
D114
00756004
1458392
1458393
00783770
03200347
00756005
00776031
5047C
10058000
00024100
02959924
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SAFETY
ITEM
SAFETY
Decal Description
SAFETY
Peligro Translation, If you do not know how to read
English, please find someone who knows how to
read English.
P/N 00725746
DANGER! Make certain that drivelines are correct
length and are securely attached.
P/N 00756494
Operator's Manual (with repair parts) and warranty
was attached to this implement during final
inspection.
P/N 00763977
PELIGRO! Spanish Translation for Driveline Safety
P/N 00773723
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SAFETY
DANGER! Multi-Hazard Safety
P/N 00784039
P/N 00784040
WARNING! Thrown Objects.
P/N 00784041
DANGER! Moving Parts.
P/N 00784043
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SAFETY
DANGER! Avoid bodily injury from rotating fans.
SAFETY
DANGER! Guard Missing.
SAFETY
P/N 00784044
DANGER! Stay Back from Snowblower Intake.
P/N 00784045
WARNING! Do Not Let Blower Spout Contact
Electrical Power Lines
P/N 00784061
WARNING! Pinch Points
P/N 02962764
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SAFETY
DANGER! Crushing and Pinch Points - Moving
machinery parts can pinch or crush or fall - which
may cause injury or death.
P/N 02962765
P/N 02965262
Grease 10 Hrs SV37
P/N 1438333
WARNING! Avoid Bodily Injury, Use 1000 RPM
PTO Speed Only.
P/N D114
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SAFETY
WARNING! Failure to INSPECT and REPAIR or
REPLACE Hoses may allow worn Hoses to rupture
SUDDENLY and VIOLENTLY with resulting serious
BODILY INJURY from SCALDING or FIRE with
resulting BURN INJURY or DEATH.
SAFETY
SAFETY
DANGER! Guard Missing, Do Not Operate. If you
see this decal, Do Not Operate the mower until the
shield has been replaced.
P/N 00756004
Red Reflector. Keep reflectors clean and visible.
P/N 1458392
Amber Reflector. Keep reflectors clean and visible.
P/N 1458393
8650A LOGO.
P/N 00783770
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SAFETY
Slow Moving Vehicle Decal. Keep SMV reflector
clean and visible. DO NOT transport or operate
without the SMV.
Provided by Tractor Manufacturer. Replace if
missing on tractor.
P/N 03200347
P/N 00756005
Read Operator’s Manual! The operator’s manual is
located inside this canister. If the manual is
missing order one from your dealer.
P/N 00776031
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SAFETY
DANGER! Rotating Driveline Keep Away, Contact
can cause death.
SAFETY
Federal Laws and Regulations
This section is intended to explain in broad terms the concept and effect of federal laws and regulations
concerning employer and employee equipment operators. This section is not intended as a legal
interpretation of the law and should not be considered as such.
Employer-Employee Operator Regulations
U.S. Public Law 91-596 (The Williams-Steiger Occupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA
This Act Seeks:
“...to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working
conditions and to preserve our human resources...”
SAFETY
DUTIES
Sec. 5 (a) Each employer(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from
recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees;
(2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.
(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules,regulations and
orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.
OSHA Regulations
OSHA regulations state in part: “At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, the employer
shall instruct every employee in the safe operation and servicing of all equipment with which the employee is,
or will be involved.”
Employer Responsibilities:
To ensure employee safety during Tractor and Implement operation, it is the employer’s responsibility to:
1.
Train the employee in the proper and safe operation of the Tractor and Implement.
2.
Require that the employee read and fully understand the Tractor and Implement Operator’s manual.
3.
Permit only qualified and properly trained employees to operate the Tractor and Implement.
4.
Maintain the Tractor and Implement in a safe operational condition and maintain all shields and guards on the
equipment.
5.
Ensure the Tractor is equipped with a functional ROPS and seat belt and require that the employee operator
securely fasten the safety belt and operate with the ROPS in the raised position at all times.
6.
7.
Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
Provide the required tools to maintain the Tractor and Implement in a good safe working condition and provide the
necessary support devices to secure the equipment safely while performing repairs and service.
8.
Require that the employee operator stop operation if bystanders or passerbys come within 25 feet.
Child Labor Under 16 Years of Age
Some regulations specify that no one under the age of 16 may operate power machinery. It is your
responsibility to know what these regulations are in your own area or situation. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of
Labor, Employment Standard Administration, Wage & Home Division, Child Labor Bulletin #102.)
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INTRODUCTION SECTION
Introduction Section 2-1
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
This snow blower is designed with care and built with quality materials by skilled workers. Proper assembly,
maintenance, and operating practices, as described in this manual, will help the owner/operator get years of
satisfactory service from the machine.
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize, instruct, and train. The Assembly Section instructs the owner/
operator in the correct assembly of the implement using standard and optional equipment. The Parts Listing
section is designed to familiarize the owner/operator with replaceable parts on the implement. This section
provides exploded assembly drawings of each implement component illustrating each piece and the
corresponding part number.
Careful use and timely service save extensive repairs and costly downtime losses. The Operation and
Maintenance Sections of the manual train the owner/operator how to work the implement correctly and attend
to appropriate maintenance. The Trouble Shooting Guide helps diagnose difficulties with implement and offers
solution to the problems.
Safety is of primary importance to the owner/operator and to the manufacturer. The first section of this manual
includes a list of Safety Messages, that, if followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or
death. Many of the Safety Messages will be repeated throughout the manual. The owner/operator/dealer
should know these Safety Messages before assembly and be aware of the hazards of operating this
implement during assembly, use, and maintenance. The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as
seen below, is intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury
faced when operating this machine.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR
VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in DEATH
OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in MINOR
INJURY.
Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could result in
damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
The 8650A Snow Blowers are designed for removing accumulations of snow from driveways, barnyards,
roadways and parking lots. Check total regulations before operating on roadways. With proper maintenance as
described in this manual, your Snow Blower will provide you with years of dependable service with a minimum
of repairs.
It is recommended that all operators of this implement read this manual or be instructed of its contents as to
safety, proper operation and maintenance before beginning operation.
For the purpose of this equipment, the following definitions apply.
Left Hand Side: Side which is to the left when the operator is facing in the normal forward direction of the
tractor.
Right Hand Side: Side which is to the right when the operator is facing in the normal forward direction of the
tractor.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
ATTENTION OWNER/OPERATOR
BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE:
1. Carefully read the Operator’s Manual, completely understand the Safety Messages and instructions, and
know how to operate correctly both the Tractor and Implement.
2. Fill out the Warranty Card in full. Be sure to answer all questions, including the Serial Number of the
Implement. Mail promptly using the return envelope included with the Operator’s Manual.
NOTE: Warranties are honored only if completed “Owner Registration and Warranty” forms are received
within thirty days of delivery of the implement.
3. Record the Snow Blower Model and Serial Numbers on the Warranty page at the end of the Operator’s
Manual. Keep this as part of the permanent maintenance file for the Snow Blower.
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ASSEMBLY SECTION
Assembly Section 3-1
ASSEMBLY
HYDRAULIC CHUTE ROTATION CYLINDER
A standard 3 x 8 inch stroke hydraulic cylinder, 20-1/4 closed pin centers, must be fitted to the chute
rotation mechanism. DO NOT install any longer stroke, or non-standard hydraulic cylinders as damage
to the chute rotation mechanism will result.
2.
A hydraulic restrictor is required to limit hydraulic flow.
3.
Attach PTO shaft to snow blower. Install key in shaft, slide yoke over shaft and fasten with setscrew (A).
Tighten setscrew (B) at 90 degrees to keyway and lock down with jam nut (C).
ASSEMBLY
1.
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ASSEMBLY
4.
The Snow Blower is easily adaptable to all standard Category 2 and 3 Hitch arrangements. These
illustrations will detail which pins and bushings you will need for your tractor hitch.
ASSEMBLY
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ASSEMBLY
5.
Attach the snow blower to the tractor and level the snow blower.
ASSEMBLY
Precautions must be taken when mounting the snow blower to your tractor to ensure that
there is adequate clearance to allow the universal joint assembly to operate within its
designed slip range. Failure to properly install the universal joint may cause the universal
joint to separate during operation possibly resulting in personal injury or damage to
equipment.
6.
Carefully raise and lower the snow blower.
7.
Attach the universal joint assembly to the tractor. Slide slidelock collar back and slide on tractor PTO
shaft until locking collar engages.
Pulll and push on the quick disconnect yokes several times to ensure that the yokes are
properly connected to their respective shafts.
8.
Check for correct overlap of driveline and ensure driveline is not bottoming out. Raise and lower
machine to make sure. Main drive overlap is 5 inches.
9.
Check that the snow blower is level side to side. Adjust tractor lift link if necessary.
10.
Check that the tractor three point hitch check chains are snug but not overly tight. Side sway should be
kept to a minimum.
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OPERATION SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
OPERATION
OPERATION
8650A SNOW BLOWER
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Snow Blowers are manufactured with quality material by skilled workers. These snow blowers are designed for
removing accumulations of snow from driveways, barnyards, roadways and parking lots. The implement is
equipped with protective gear to maintain the objects being thrown from the Snow Blower to prevent injury to
bystanders and others, however, no shielding is 100% effective. All shields and guards must be maintained in
good operational condition.
It is the operator’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of all potential operating hazards and to take every
reasonable precaution to ensure oneself, others, animals, and property are not injured or damaged by the
implement, tractor, or a thrown object. Do not operate the implement if passersby, pets, livestock, or property
are within 300 feet of the unit.
This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate safe and proper snow
blower use to the operator. Pictures contained in this section are intended to be used as a visual aid to assist in
explaining the operation of a SNOW BLOWER and are not necessarily of a SNOWBLOWER 8650A. Some
pictures may show shields removed for purposes of clarity. NEVER OPERATE this implement without all
shields in place and in operational condition. The operator must be familiar with snow blower operation and all
associated safety practices before operating the snow blower and tractor. Proper operation of the SNOW
BLOWER, as detailed in this manual, will help ensure years of safe and satisfactory use of the implement.
IMPORTANT: To avoid implement damage, retorque all bolts after the first 10 hours of operation.
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY SECTION OF THIS
MANUAL AND THE POWER UNIT MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE POWER UNIT AND
IMPLEMENT. If you do not understand any of the instructions, contact your nearest authorized dealer for a
full explanation. Pay close attention to all safety signs and safety messages contained in this manual and
those affixed to the implement and power unit. OPS-UPI- 0001
READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or
death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the
Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards. (SG-2)
Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las
medidas de seguridad. (SG-3)
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OPERATION
1. OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
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•
•
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Protective Eye Glasses, Goggles, or Face
Shield
Hard Hat
Steel Toe Safety Footwear
Gloves
Hearing Protections
Close Fitting Clothing
Respirator or Filter Mask (depends on snow
conditions) OPS-UPI-0002
NEVER use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the
Tractor and Implement.
Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s
alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to
operate the equipment safely.
Before operating the Tractor or
Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-counter medication
must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the
medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely.
NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their
alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the
operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. (SG-27)
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
Tractor Requirements and Capabilities
•
•
ASAE approved Roll-Over Operator Protective Structure (ROPS) and Seatbelt.
Tractor Safety Devices ............................. Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting,
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OPERATION
Safe operation of the unit is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and
understands the implement and power unit’s Operator’s Manuals and is experienced in implement and power
unit operation and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual,
safety decals are affixed to the implement and power unit. If any part of the operation and safe use of this
equipment is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete explanation.
If the operator cannot read the manuals for themselves or does not completely understand the operation of the
equipment, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to read and explain the manuals, safety practices, and
operating instructions to the operator.
Safe operation of equipment requires that the operator wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
for the job conditions when attaching, operating, servicing, and repairing the equipment. PPE is designed to
provide operator protection and includes the following safety wear:
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
OPERATION
•
•
•
•
PTO master shield
Tractor Horsepower - Recommended ...... SNOW BLOWER 8650A 120-275 hp
Front End Weights.................................... As needed to maintain 20% weight on front axle
Power Take Off......................................... Operating speed and shaft size should be 1000 RPM
Tire Spacing ............................................. Set tires minimum width of 60” inside to inside of tires
OPERATION
1.1 ROPS and Seat Belt
The power unit must be equipped with a Roll-Over-Protective-Structure (ROPS) and seat belt to protect the
operator from falling off the power unit, especially during a roll over where the driver could be crushed and
killed. Only operate the power unit with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt fastened. Power units
not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed by an authorized
dealer. OPS-UPI- 0003
Operate this Equipment only with a Power Unit equipped with an
approved operator Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS). Always
wear seat belts. Serious injury or even death could result from falling
off the Power Unit--particularly during a rollover when the operator
could be pinned under the Operator Protective Structure. (SPU-14)
1.2 Tractor Safety Devices
If transporting or operating the tractor and implement near a public roadway, the tractor must be equipped with
proper warning lighting and a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem which are clearly visible from the rear of
the unit. Lights and a SMV emblem must be equipped directly on implements if the visibility of the tractor
warning signals are obscured.
Maintain all manufacturer equipped safety shields and guards. Always replace shields and guards that were
removed for access to connect, service, or repair the tractor or implement. Never operate the tractor PTO
with the PTO master shield missing or in the raised position. OPS-U- 0004
1.3 Tractor Horsepower
The horsepower required to operate the implement depends on several operating factors including terrain
condition, operator experience, condition of the implement and tractor, and other factors. The recommended
tractor HP for SNOW BLOWER 8650A is 120-275 hp. Operating the implement with a larger tractor will greatly
increase the risk of damaging the implement.
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OPERATION
1.4 3-Point Hitch
1.5 Power Take Off (PTO)
The implement is designed to operate at a PTO speed of 1000 RPM. Most tractors operate at either 540, or a
combination of 540 and 1000 RPM PTO speeds. The operating speed of the implement and tractor can be
determined by the number of splines on the driveline yoke and PTO output shaft. Those operating at 540
RPM will have a 1-3/8” diameter 6-spline shaft and those operating at 1000 RPM will have a 1-3/8” 21-spline
shaft or a 1-3/4” 20 spline shaft. Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for instructions to change PTO speeds
on models that operate at more than one speed.
If operating an older model tractor where the tractor’s transmission and PTO utilize one master clutch, an
over-running clutch must be used between the PTO output shaft and the driveline of the implement. An
authorized tractor dealer can provide the over-running clutch and its installation if needed. OPS-SB-0002
DO NOT use a PTO adapter to attach a non-matching Implement driveline to a Tractor
PTO. Use of an adapter can double the operating speed of the Implement resulting in
excessive vibration, thrown objects, and blade and implement failure. Adapter use will also
change the working length of the driveline exposing unshielded driveline areas. Serious
bodily injury and/or equipment failure can result from using a PTO adapter. Consult an
authorized dealer for assistance if the Implement driveline does not match the Tractor PTO.
(S3PT-14)
Never operate the Tractor and Mower if the Implement input driveline is directly connected
to the Tractor transmission. Tractor braking distances can be substantially increased by
the momentum of the rotating Mower blades driving the Tractor transmission even though
the Tractor clutch has been disengaged. Install an over running clutch between the Tractor
PTO and the Mower driveline to prevent this potentially dangerous situation. (S3PT-16)
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OPERATION
The tractor 3-point hitch must be rated to lift the
Snow Blower.
The Snow Blower can attach to tractor’s with a 3point hitch frame. The Snow Blower is easily
adaptable to all standard Category 2 and 3 hitch
arrangements. Refer to the parts manual of the
Snow Blower to get more details of which pins
and bushings you will need for your tractor. Refer
to the operator’s manual for the category of the
tractor used. If the hitch does not conform to
ASAE dimensions, the implement may not fit or
raise properly. Consult an authorized dealer for
possible modification procedures to mount
nonconforming hitches. Use the correct hitch
pins for the hitch being used. OPS-SB-0001
OPERATION
1.6 Tire Spacing
OPERATION
Tractor tires should be set a minimum of 60” apart
measured from inside of tire to inside of tire. Refer
to the tractor Operator’s Manual or consult an
authorized dealer for instructions to change tractor
tire spacing. OPS-R- 0062
2. GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR
Before getting onto the tractor, the operator must read and completely understand the implement and tractor
operator manuals. If any part of either manual is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for
a complete explanation. OPS-U- 0007
Do not mount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount the Tractor
only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely stopped. (SG-12)
2.1 Boarding the Tractor
Use both hands and equipped handrails and steps for support when boarding the tractor. Never use control
levers for support when mounting the tractor. Seat yourself in the operator’s seat and secure the seat belt
around you.
Never allow passengers to ride on the tractor or attached equipment. Riders can easily fall off and be
seriously injured or killed from falling off and being ran over. It is the operator’s responsibility to forbid all extra
riders at all times. OPS-U- 0008
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Power Unit or
Implement. Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SPU-16)
Never allow children to operate or ride on the Power Unit or Implement.
(SPU-17)
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OPERATION
2.2 Dismounting the Tractor
Before dismounting, park the tractor and implement on a reasonably level surface, apply the parking brake,
idle the engine down, disengage the PTO, and lower the implement to the ground. Shut down the tractor
engine according to the operator’s manual, remove the key, and wait for all motion to completely stop. Never
leave the seat until the tractor, its engine and all moving parts have come to a complete stop.
Use hand rails and steps when exiting the tractor. Be careful of your step and use extra caution when mud,
ice, snow or other matter has accumulated on the steps or hand rails. Use all handrails and steps for support
and never rush or jump off the tractor. OPS-U- 0009
3. STARTING THE TRACTOR
The operator must have a complete understanding of the placement, function, and operational use of all
tractor controls before starting the tractor. Review the tractor operator’s manual and consult an authorized
dealer for tractor operation instructions if needed.
Essential Tractor Controls:
• Locate the light control lever.
• Locate the engine shut off control.
• Locate the brake pedals and the clutch.
• Locate the PTO control.
• Locate the 3-point hitch control lever.
• Locate the hydraulic remote control levers.
Before starting the tractor ensure the following:
• Conduct all pre-start operation inspection and service according to the tractor operator’s manual.
• Make sure all guards, shields, and other safety devices are securely in place.
• The parking brake is on.
• The PTO control lever is disengaged.
• The 3-point hitch control lever is in the lowered position.
• The hydraulic remote control levers are in the neutral position.
• The tractor transmission levers are in park or neutral.
Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for tractor starting procedures. Only start the tractor while seated and
belted in the tractor operator’s seat. Never bypass the ignition switch by short circuiting the starter solenoid.
After the tractor engine is running, avoid accidental contact with the tractor transmission to prevent sudden
and unexpected tractor movement. OPS-U-0028
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OPERATION
BEFORE leaving the Power Unit seat, always engage the brake and set the Power Unit
transmission in parking gear, disengage the auxiliary hydraulics, stop the engine, remove
the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the Power Unit shift lever into a low
range or parking gear to prevent the tractor from rolling. Never dismount a Power Unit that
is moving or while the engine is running. Operate the Power Unit controls from the
operator seat only. (SPU-15)
OPERATION
Never run the Power Unit engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SPU-23)
OPERATION
Start the Power Unit only when properly seated in the Power Unit seat. Starting
a Power Unit in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Power Unit
Operator’s Manual for proper starting instructions. (SPU-19)
4. CONNECTING THE SNOW BLOWER TO THE TRACTOR
Use extreme caution when connecting the snowblower to the tractor. The snowblower should be securely
resting at ground level or on blocks. Keep hands and feet out from under the snowblower and clear of pinch
points between the snow blower and tractor. OPS-SB-0003
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
4.1 Connecting the Snow Blower to the Tractor
1. Make sure the tractor is equipped with the correct PTO shaft. Change shafts if needed.
2. Shorten or remove the tractor drawbar to avoid interference when raising and lowering the snow blower.
3. Board the tractor and start the engine. Position the tractor to the snow blower with the 3-point lift arms
positioned between the respective set of snow blower A-frame lift lugs. Note: Set the 3-point lift arms
positioned between the respective set of snow blower. See the tractor Operator’s Manual for correct
settings when attaching 3-point equipment.
4. Turn off the tractor engine and dismount.
5. One lift arm at a time, align arm end hole between the set of A-frame lift lugs. Insert hitch pin through the
lug and arm holes and insert retaining pin into hitch pin.
6. Walk around to opposite side and repeat procedure for remaining lift arm and hitch pin.
7. Extend or retract 3-point top link to align its end hole with the holes of the snow blowers top link. Insert the
top link hitch pin and insert retaining pin into hitch pin.
8. Adjust any lower link check chains, guide blocks or sway blocks to prevent the snow blowers from swaying
side to side and possible contact with tractor rear tires.
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
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OPERATION
Never crawl under a raised Implement supported solely by the Tractor 3-Point hitch.
Release of the control lever or mechanical failure will result in the Implement falling and
possible injury or death. Always securely block up the Implement before crawling
underneath to perform repairs and service. (S3PT-19)
5. DRIVELINE ATTACHMENT
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. A driveline not attached correctly to the
Tractor PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the
Implement. (S3PT-17)
Before operating the Implement, check to make sure the Implement input driveline will not
bottom out or become disengaged. Bottoming out occurs when the inner shaft penetrates
the outer housing until the assembly becomes solid-it can shorten no more. Bottoming out
can cause serious damage to the Tractor PTO by pushing the PTO into the Tractor and through the support
bearings or downward onto the PTO shaft, breaking it off. A broken driveline can cause personal injury. (S3PT-18)
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OPERATION
The driveline yokes, gearbox drive shafts and
tractor PTO shaft must be dirt free and greased for
attachment.
To connect the rear driveline to the tractor PTO
output shaft, slide the driveline yoke collar and
align the grooves and splines of the yoke with
those of the PTO shaft. Push the driveline yoke
onto the PTO shaft, release the locking collar, and
position the yoke until the locking collar balls are
seated onto the PTO shaft. Push and pull the
driveline back and forth several times to ensure a
secure attachment.
Attach PTO shaft to snow blower. Install key in
shaft, slide yoke over shaft and fasten with
setscrew (A). Tighten setscrew (B) at 90 degrees
to keyway and lock down with jam nut (C). OPSSB-0004
OPERATION
5.1 Connecting Snow Blower Hydraulic Lines to the Tractor
With the tractor shut down and secured in position, relieve hydraulic pressure from the tractor by moving the
control levers back and forth several times or placing the levers in the float position. Keep implement hydraulic
lines, hoses, quick couplers, and swivels free of contamination. Never leave a disconnected hose end open
and cap the tractor hydraulic outlet ports when not in use. If the tractors ports, Snow Blower ports and
hydraulic hose ends become contaminated, wipe clean with a rag before connecting. OPS-SB-0005
OPERATION
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil and
fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do not
check for leaks with your hand! High-pressure oil streams from breaks in
the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage including
gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE OFF and
remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves, safety
glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If you
suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer. If oil
does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a
physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure. (SG-15)
Hydraulic Cylinder Priming
Hydraulic Cylinder must be filled with hydraulic oil before operating. Hydraulic cylinders and lines are filled by
holding the valve control levers in the extended position until the cylinder fully retracts and extends. Place
control levers in the float position and repeat process several more times to purge all air from system.
6. PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE
Before each use, a pre-operation inspection and service of the implement and power unit must be performed.
This includes routine maintenance and scheduled lubrication, inspecting that all safety devices are equipped
and functional, and performing needed repairs. Do not operate the implement and power unit if the preoperation inspection reveals any condition affecting safe operation. Perform repairs and replacement of
damaged and missing parts as soon as noticed. By performing a thorough pre-operation inspection and
service, valuable down time and repair cost can be avoided. OPS-UPI-0008
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
Always disconnect the main PTO Driveline from the Tractor before performing service on
the Implement. Never work on the Implement with the tractor PTO driveline connected and
running. Rotating Parts, Fans or Drivelines could turn without warning and cause immediate entanglement, injury or death. (S3PT-11)
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OPERATION
Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when
necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn
or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have
cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining
this machine in good working order. (SG-21)
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual to ensure a
complete pre-operation inspection and scheduled
service
is
performed
according
to
the
manufacturers recommendations. The following
are some of the items that require daily service and
inspection:
• Tire condition/air pressure
• Wheel lug bolts
• Steering linkage
• PTO shield
• SMV sign is clean and visible
• Tractor’s lights are clean and functional
• Tractor Seat belt is in good condition
• Tractor ROPS is in good condition
• ROPS is in the raised position
• No tractor oil leaks
• Radiator free of debris
• Engine oil level and condition
• Engine coolant level and condition
• Power brake fluid level
• Power steering fluid level
• Fuel condition and level
• Sufficient lubrication at all lube points
• Air filter condition OPS-U-0030
All Safety Shields, Guards and Safety devices including (but not limited to) - the Deflectors,
Chain Guards and Height Limiting Safety Chain should be used and maintained in good
working condition. All safety devices should be inspected carefully at least daily for missing
or broken components. Missing, broken, or worn items must be replaced at once to reduce
the possibility of injury or death from thrown objects, entanglement, or blade contact. (SPU-28)
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OPERATION
6.1 Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
OPERATION
6.2 Snow Blower Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
OPERATION
Before each implement use, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the implement is in a
good and safe working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced
immediately. To ensure the implement is ready for operation, conduct the following. OPS-SB-0006
The operator’s manual and safety signs affixed on
the unit contain important instructions on the safe
and proper use of the equipment. Maintain these
important safety features on the implement in good
condition to ensure the information is available to
the operator at all times.
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•
•
•
Ensure the manual canister is secured to the
equipment with the operator’s manual inside.
Ensure all safety signs are in place and legible.
Replace missing, damaged, and illegible
decals. OPS-U- 0011
Check that the main driveline is securely
attached to the tractor and the locking collar is
seated in the groove of the PTO Shaft.
Check that the snow blower driveline is
securely attached.
Inspect that the snow blower pivot pins are the
proper size, correctly installed, and secured to
the tractor lift arms with retaining pins inserted.
OPS-SB-0007
When attaching the Implement input driveline to the Tractor PTO, it is important that the
connecting yoke spring activated locking collar slides freely and the locking balls are seated
securely in the groove on the Tractor PTO shaft. A driveline not attached correctly to the
Tractor PTO shaft could come loose and result in personal injury and damage to the
Implement. (S3PT-17)
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OPERATION
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Ensure fans are in good working condition and
rotate freely.
Ensure chute ring is rotating freely.
Ensure the driveline integral shields are in good
condition and rotate freely.
Inspect that all bolts and screws are in position
and are properly torqued. OPS-SB-0008
Do Not put hands or feet near the rotating auger. Auger contact can
result in serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has
stopped and the snow blower is securely blocked up before removing
material, performing service, and making repairs. (SSB-5)
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Ensure the drive chain shield is in place and in
good repair.
Ensure the tractor PTO master shield is in
place, lowered and in good condition.
Inspect that the chute cable is not excessively
frayed or worn out.
Inspect the condition of the drive chain.
Retighten if slack exceeds 3/4”. OPS-SB-0009
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OPERATION
Do not put hands or feet near the rotating fan. Fan contact can result in
serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped and
the snow blower is securely blocked up before removing material,
performing service, and making repairs. (SSB-6)
OPERATION
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OPERATION
•
Perform scheduled lubrication as specified in
the maintenance section.
Inspect the oil level and condition of oil
reservoir and replenish if needed. (Add specific
type oil if low.)
Ensure there are no leaks and fittings are
properly connected. OPS-SB-0010
Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted
component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up
to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious
injury or even death. (SG-14)
Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil and
fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do not
check for leaks with your hand! High-pressure oil streams from breaks in
the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage including
gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE OFF and
remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves, safety
glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If you
suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer. If oil
does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a
physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure. (SG-15)
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OPERATION
Tractor PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Implement ID#
________________
Make ____________________
Date:
________________
Shift
____________________
Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The flashing lights function properly
The SMV Sign is clean and visible
The tires are in good condition with proper pressure
The wheel lug bolts are tight
The tractor brakes are in good condition
The steering linkage is in good condition
There are no visible oil leaks
The hydraulic controls function properly
The ROPS or ROBS Cab is in good condition
The seatbelt is in place and in good condition
The 3-point hitch is in good condition
The drawbar pins are securely in place
The PTO master shield is in place
The engine oil level is full
The brake fluid level is full
The power steering fluid level is full
The fuel level is adequate
The engine coolant fluid level is full
The radiator is free of debris
The air filter is in good condition
Operator’s Signature:
DO NOT OPERATE THE TRACTOR OR IMPLEMENT UNLESS ALL
CONDITIONS SHOWN ABOVE ARE OK.
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OPERATION
Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all rotation
has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake engaged. Make sure
the implement is resting on the ground or securely blocked up and all hydraulic
pressure has been relieved.
OPERATION
OPERATION
Operation and Service
1. Before operating each season, grease the blower completely as per lubrication chart.
2. To prevent damage to the driveline, before operating the blower raise the three-point lift and check the
PTO knuckle. DO NOT exceed 30 degrees. Set the stop on the three-point lift to prevent accidental overlift.
3. For best operation, travel at speeds that will let the blower efficiently handle the load. Speeds may vary
with depth and conditions of the snow. DO NOT move the blower at speeds that will push the snow. Avoid
bulldozing into snowbanks as this may possibly plug the spouts and put undue stress to all driveline
components.
4. If the blower becomes overloaded in deep snow, raise the machine and remove the upper layer, move
ahead and lower the blower for another pass.
5. After the first ten hours of operation, check and retighten all setscrews and bolts. Check the roller chain for
tightness and adjust the idler sprockets accordingly.
6. The oil bath housign for the drive assembly contains 5 gallons of standard SAE #5 wt. oil. The oil bath
assures long sprockets, chain life and dissipates heat caused by moving parts. Periodically check the oil
level and add if necessary.
7. Each fan is protected by a shear bolt located at the back of the fan shaft. Replace as required. Use only
shear bolts.
Using a higher grade bolt may damage snowblower.
7. DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND SNOW BLOWER
Safe tractor transport requires the operator possess a thorough knowledge of the model being operated and
precautions to take while driving with an attached implement. Ensure the tractor has the capacity to handle the
weight of the implement and the tractor operating controls are set for safe transport. To ensure safety while
driving the tractor with an attached implement, review the following. OPS-U- 0012
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OPERATION
Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the
equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this
equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and how it handles
before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes
are in good condition and operate properly.
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for
you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes
smoothly to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As
you increase the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases. Determine the
maximum transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this
equipment.
•
Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only
after you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use
extreme care and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and
implement from turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this
equipment before operating on roads or uneven ground.
•
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly
control the equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes
or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance
increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use
the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
This Implement is wider than the Tractor. Be careful when operating or transporting this
equipment to prevent the Implement from running into or striking sign posts, guard rails,
concrete abutments or other solid objects. Such an impact could cause the Implement and
Tractor to pivot violently resulting in loss of steering control, serious injury, or even death.
Never allow the Implement to contact obstacles. (S3PT-12)
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OPERATION
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OPERATION
7.1 Starting the Tractor
OPERATION
The procedure to start the tractor is model specific.
Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for starting
procedures for your particular tractor. Consult an
authorized dealer if the starting procedure is
unclear. Ensure the 3-point control lever is in the
lowered position and the PTO is disengaged before
starting the tractor. OPS-U-0033
7.2 Brake and Differential Lock Setting
Make sure the tractor brakes are in good
operating condition. Tractor brakes can be set to
operate independently allowing single rear wheel
braking action or locked together to provide
simultaneous rear wheel braking. FOR MOST
DRIVING AND OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE
BRAKE PEDALS SHOULD BE LOCKED
TOGETHER TO PROVIDE THE MOST
EFFECTIVE BRAKING ACTION.
Always disengage the tractor differential lock
when turning. When engaged the differential lock
will prevent or limit the tractor from turning. During
normal blowing conditions, locking the differential
provides no benefit and should not be used.
OPS-U- 0013
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes.
When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance increases; use
extreme care and reduce your speed in these conditions. When operating in traffic, always
use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around
you and watch out for the other guy.
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OPERATION
7.3 Driving the Tractor and Snow Blower
Start off driving at a slow speed and gradually increase your speed while maintaining complete control of the
tractor and snow blower. Moving slowly at first will also prevent the tractor from rearing up and loss of steering
control. The tractor should never be operated at speeds that cannot be safely handles or which will prevent
the operator from stopping quickly during an emergency. If the power steering or engine ceases operating,
stop the tractor immediately as the tractor will be difficult to control. OPS-SB-0011
Perform turns with the tractor and snow blower at
slow speeds to determine how the tractor with the
attached implement handles a turn. When
operating the snow blower when turning. Extra
precaution should be taken to avoid hitting parked
vehicles, sign, road structures, bystanders, and
animals due to the overall length and width of the
implement.
To avoid rollovers, drive the tractor with care and
at safe speeds, especially when operating over
rough ground, crossing ditches or slopes, and
turning corners. Rear tractor tire spacing should
be increased when working on inclines or rough
ground to reduce the possibility of tipping.
Use extreme caution when operating on steep slopes. Keep the tractor in a low gear when going downhill. DO
NOT coast or free-wheel downhill. OPS-SB-0012
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OPERATION
Allow sufficient clearance for the Implement to swing outward while turning. Implements
carried behind the Tractor will swing outside the tire path when making turns. Contacting a
solid object while turning will cause equipment damage and possible injury. (S3PT-20)
OPERATION
7.4 Crossing Ditches and Steep Inclines
OPERATION
Damage resulting from over-collapse of the driveline’s inner profile and its outer housing
may allow the driveline to come loose from the Tractor which could cause bodily injury to the
operator or bystanders and/or extensive damage to the Tractor or Implement.
When confronted with an incline or ditch, do not
approach from an angle which is perpendicular or
straight on as damage to or over-collapse of the
driveline may occur.
When crossing such terrain, the implement should
be fully lowered for a lower center of gravity and
added stability. OPS-SB-0013
Inclines and ditches should be approached along a
line which is at an angle as shown. This type of
path will reduce the possibility of over-collapse of
the driveline and resulting damage. If the gradient
is so steep that such an approach increases the
possibility of a tractor roll-over, select an alternate
crossing path.
When operating the tractor and implement across
slopes and inclines, through ditches, and other
uneven terrain conditions, it is important to maintain
sufficient deck to ground clearance. If too much
snow is being carried in to the snow blower, reduce
the working depth. Ground contact also produces a
severe shock load on the snow blower drive and
resulting in possible damage and premature wear.
OPS-SB-0014
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OPERATION
8. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND SNOW BLOWER
Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become entangled in the
rotating parts of the Implement. These objects could then swing outside the housing at
greater velocities than the fans. Such a situation is extremely hazardous and could
result in serious injury or even death. Inspect the area for such objects before working in
the area. Remove any such objects from the site. Never allow the implement to contact
such objects. (STL-6)
8.1 Foreign Debris Hazards
Remove all foreign objects and debris. If objects
are too big to remove, mark them clearly and be
sure to prevent the implement from contacting
them. OPS-SB-0016
If you hit a solid object or foreign debris, stop the implement and tractor at once. Immediately idle the engine
speed and disengage PTO. Wait for all rotating motion to stop, then raise the implement and move the tractor
and implement off the object. Inspect the area and remove, or mark the location of the debris. Inspect the
condition of the implement and make any needed repairs immediately. Make sure the fans are not damaged
before resuming operation.
Always wear your seat belt securely fastened and only operate the tractor and snowblower with the ROPS in
the raised position. If the tractor or snow blower hits a tree stump or bump, a sudden movement could throw
you off of the seat and under the tractor and snow blower. The seat belt is your best protection from falling off
the tractor and the ROPS provides protection from being crushed during a tractor roll-over.
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OPERATION
THE OPERATOR MUST COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR AND SNOW
BLOWER AND ALL CONTROLS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE. The operator must read and
understand the Safety and Operation Sections of the snow blower and tractor operator’s manuals. These
manuals must be read and explained to any operator who cannot read. Never allow someone to operate the
snow blower and tractor without complete operating instructions.
Before starting any snowblowing operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be snow
blowed and any obstacles and hazards contained within to ensure safety to the operator, bystanders, and
equipment. Special attention should be paid to foreign debris, rough terrain, steep slopes, and passersby
and animals in the area. OPS-SB-0015
OPERATION
OPERATION
Be sure you have adequate knowledge of the property you will be working on. Take time to
make yourself aware of any area underground lines or cables. Contact with buried lines
or cable could result in serious injury or death. (STL-1)
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this Snow Blower.
REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in deep snow where vision is reduced. The
fan paddles of this Snow Blower can throw objects for great distances Serious injury or even
death may occur unless care is taken to insure the safety of the operator, bystanders, or
passersby in the area. Do not operate this machine with anyone in the immediate area.
Stop Snow Blowing if anyone is within 200 feet of Snow Blower. (SSB-11)
8.2 Engaging the Power Take Off (PTO)
Before engaging the PTO, make certain that the area is clear of bystanders and passersby. Set the tractor
engine speed at approximately 1,000 RPM before engaging the PTO. Shift the PTO control to the ON position,
and slowly increase the engine speed until the PTO is operating at the rated speed. If you here unusual noises
or feel abnormal vibrations, disengage the PTO immediately. Inspect the snow blower to determine the cause
of the noise or vibration and repair the abnormality. OPS-SB-0017
Do not put hands or feet into blower housing. Fan Contact can result in
serious injury or even death. Stay away until all motion has stopped
and the blower housing is securely blocked up. (STL-3)
Make sure the PTO shield, integral driveline shields, and input shields
are installed when using PTO-driven equipment. Always replace any
shield if it is damaged or missing. (S3PT-8)
8.3 PTO RPM and Ground Speed
Ground speed for snow blower will depend upon the condition of the area to be snow blown. Travel at speeds
that will let the blower efficiently handle the load. Do not move the blower at speeds that will push the snow.
Operate the implement at its full rated PTO speed to maintain speed for snowblower operation. Refer to the
tractor operator’s implement or the tractor instrument panel for the engine speed and gear to provide the
required PTO and desired ground speed. Make sure that the snow blower is operating at its full rated speed,
increase or decrease the throttle gradually.
Ground speed is achieved by transmission speed and not by the engine speed. The operator may be
required to experiment with several gear range combinations to determine the best gear and range which
provides the most ideal performance from the snow blower and most efficient tractor operation. As the
severity of blowing conditions increase, the ground speed should be decreased by selecting a lower gear to
maintain the proper operating speed. OPS-SB-0018
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OPERATION
Blow snow at the speed that you can safely operate and control the Tractor and Snow
Blower. Safe speed depends on terrain and snow conditions. Normal ground speed range
is from 0 to 5 mph. Use slow speeds when operating on or near steep slopes, ditches, dropoffs, overhead obstructions, power lines, or when debris and foreign objects are to be
avoided. (SSB-4)
Before operating the snow blower recheck that all
fasteners, nuts, bolts, screws and cotter pins are in
place and all bolts are torqued to specification.
OPS-SB-0019
Only operate the snow blower in conditions were you have clear visibility in daylight or with
adequate artificial lighting. Never snow blow in darkness or in conditions where you cannot
clearly see at least 100 yards in front and to the sides of the Tractor and Snow Blower.
Make sure that you can clearly see and identify passersby, steep slopes, ditches, drop-offs, overhead
obstructions, power lines, debris and foreign objects. If you are unable to clearly see these types of items,
discontinue snow blowing. (SSB-1)
DO NOT operate this Implement on a Tractor that is not properly maintained. Should a
mechanical or Tractor control failure occur while operating, immediately shut down the
Tractor and perform repairs before resuming operation. Serious injury and possible death
could occur from not maintaining this Implement and Tractor in good operating condition.
(SG-36)
When blowing snow with two machines in the same area be sure that windows are closed.
(SSB-10)
Never direct discharge of snow towards people, pets and property.
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OPERATION
9. OPERATING THE SNOW BLOWER
OPERATION
Excessive speed of drop may cause damage or injury. Fully lowering implement should
require at least two seconds.
OPERATION
Do not operate the snow blower PTO drive in the fully raised position.
Stop engine, disengage power take-off, and remove ignition key whenever leaving tractor
operating position.
When implement is ready to snow blow, do not use the snow blower to PUSH SNOW! Let
the machine work its way through deep drifts and hard packed snow. For best results, keep the snow blower
fan running at rated PTO speed. If the tractor engine starts to labor, gear down.
Do not continuously operate the snow blower in transport position, as this will shorten the life of the universal
joints.
Tractor chains and weighted tires will increase traction and improve performance especially in icy conditions.
The casting chute should not plug during normal operation. However, if fan RPM is allowed to drop drastically
in wet, sticky conditions, or if a shear bolt breaks in the fan, the casting chute may plug. If the chute should
plug, try raising the snow blower to transport position and dropping suddenly. If this fails to clear blockage, the
casting chute will have to be manually cleared.
Do not allow snow or ice to build up around the chute rotation mechanism as this may
cause damage to snow blower chute or the chute rotator mechanism.
When operating the snow blower occasionally rotate the chute left then right to clear the front housing of snow.
Snow Blowers are capable under adverse conditions of throwing
objects for great distances (200 feet or more). Do not allow the
snow stream to fall on passersby. Ice, debris and heavy snow
thrown from the snow blower can cause serious injury or death.
(SSB-7)
STOP SNOW BLOWING IF PASSERSBY ARE WITHIN 200 FEET.
When blowing snow with two machines in the same area be sure that windows are closed.
(SSB-10)
Operate the Tractor and/or Implement controls only while properly seated in the Tractor seat
with the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent movement of the Tractor or
Implement may cause serious injury or death. (SG-29)
Use extreme care when transporting the snow blower on public highways and roads. The combination of snow
blower and the tractor is longer in length. The implement is also wider than the tractor. Allow ample clearance
when transporting the tractor and implement to ensure that they do not contact any bystanders, signs, road
structures, or other vehicles.
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OPERATION
9.1 Shutting Down the Implement
Tractor and Snow Blower
10. DISCONNECTING THE SNOW BLOWER FROM THE TRACTOR
Always shut the Tractor completely down, place the transmission in park, and set the
parking brake before you or anyone else attempts to connect or disconnect the Implement
and Tractor hitches. (S3PT-15)
Before disconnecting the implement, the PTO must be disengaged and auger rotation at a complete stop.
Move the implement to a level storage location and lower the implement to the ground. If the implement is not
resting securely on the ground, block the implement up securely before attempting to disconnect it from the
tractor.
Use extreme care to keep feet and hands out from under the implement and clear of any pinch points when
disconnecting the implement from the tractor.
Never stand or allow another person to stand between a running Tractor and the Unit when
disconnecting the Implement from the Tractor 3-point hitch. Always shut the Tractor off
completely and set the parking brake before attempting to disconnect the Implement pins
from the Tractor hitch.
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OPERATION
To shut down the implement, first, bring the
tractor to a complete stop then slow down the
snow blower by reducing the engine speed
before disengaging the PTO. Wait for all rotating
motion to stop before proceeding to drive or shut
down the tractor.
Park the tractor on a level surface, place the
transmission in park or neutral and apply the
parking brake, lower the attached implement to
the ground, shut down the engine, remove the
key, and wait for all motion to come to a complete
stop before exiting the tractor. OPS-SB-0020
OPERATION
OPERATION
To disconnect the implement, first extend the
tractor 3-point hitch top link to remove tension on
the top link hitch pin. When the pin is loose and
easy to rotate, remove the pin from the mower.
Next remove both lower hitch pins. OPS-SB-0021
After disconnecting the 3 lift points, remove the
mower driveline from the tractor PTO shaft. Lay
the driveline down carefully to avoid damaging the
driveline or its shield. Do not let the driveline fall
into mud or dirt, which can contaminate the
bearing and shorten the life of the driveline.
OPS-F-0056
Relieve hydraulic pressure prior to doing any maintenance or repair work
on the Implement. Place the Implement on the ground or securely
blocked up, disengage the PTO, and turn off the tractor engine. Push
and pull the Remote Cylinder lever in and out several times prior to
starting any maintenance or repair work. (S3PT-9)
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OPERATION
11. SNOW BLOWER STORAGE
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off
the Equipment and be injured or killed. Children can cause the Implement to shift or fall
crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
12. TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND SNOW BLOWER
Inherent dangers of operating the tractor and implement and the possibility of accidents are not left behind
when you finish snow blowing an area. Therefore, the operator must employ good judgement and safe
operation practices when transporting the tractor and implement between locations. By using good
judgement and following safe transport procedures, the possibility of accidents while moving between
locations can be substantially minimized. OPS-SB-0022
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
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OPERATION
Properly preparing and storing the implement at the end of the season is critical to maintaining its appearance
and to help ensure years of dependable service. The following are suggested storage procedures:
1. Thoroughly clean all debris off the implement
to prevent damage from rotting grass and
standing water.
2. Lubricate all implement grease points and fill
spindle oil level as detailed in the
maintenance section.
3. Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommended
torque.
4. Check the implement for worn and damaged
parts.
Perform repairs and make
replacements immediately so that the
implement will be ready for use at the start of
the next season.
5. Store the implement in a clean, dry place with
the implement resting securely on blocks or at
ground level..
6. Keep the driveline yokes or hydraulic hoses
from sitting in water, dirt and other
contaminants.
7. Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary
to prevent rust and to maintain the
appearance of the implement.
OPERATION
OPERATION
Before transporting the tractor on a public roadway
or boarding a trailer for transport, the tractor brake
pedals should be locked together. Locking the
pedals ensures that both wheels brake
simultaneously while stopping, especially when
making an emergency stop.
Use extreme caution and avoid hard applications of
the tractor brakes when towing heavy loads at road
speeds. Never tow the implement at speeds
greater than 20 MPH (25 kph). OPS-U- 0018
If the tractor’s hydraulic pump is not independent of the tractor PTO, or if the tractor PTO has to be run to have
hydraulic power, disconnect the snow blower driveline from the tractor PTO output shaft. Secure the driveline
to the implement deck to prevent driveline damage or loss during transport.
In wet conditions where there is a likelihood of material collecting on the Implement, make
certain that this material is removed before traveling on public roadways. (STL-7)
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OPERATION
12.1 Transporting on Public Roadways
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
12.2 Transporting on Public Roadways
Extreme caution should be used when
transporting the tractor and implement on public
roadways. The tractor must be equipped with all
required safety warning features including a SMV
emblem and flashing warning lights to alert
drivers of the tractor’s presence. Remember that
roadways
are
primarily
designed
for
automotive drivers and most drivers will not be
looking out for you, therefore, you must look out
for them. Check your side view mirrors frequently
and remember that vehicles will approach quickly
because of the
tractor’s slower speed. Be
extremely cautious when the piece of equipment
that you are towing is wider than the tractor tire
width and/or extends beyond your lane of the
road. OPS-SB- 0023
The SMV (Slow-Moving Vehicle) emblem is
universal symbol used to alert drivers of the
presence of equipment traveling on roadways at a
slow speed. SMV signs are a triangular bright
orange with reflective red trim for both easy day and
night visibility. Make sure the SMV sign is clean and
visible from the rear of the unit before transporting
the tractor and implement on a public roadway.
Replace the SMV emblem if faded, damaged, or no
longer reflective. OPS-U- 0020
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OPERATION
Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in
such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the
Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local
traffic regulations. (SG-6)
OPERATION
OPERATION
Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights, headlights, and brake/taillights are functioning properly before
proceeding onto public roads. While new model tractors have plenty of lighting to provide warning signals and
operating lighting, most older models were only equipped with operating lights. Consult an authorized tractor
dealer for lighting kits and modifications available to upgrade the lighting on older tractor models.
When operating on public roads, have
consideration for other road users. Pull to the side
of the road occasionally to allow all following traffic
to pass. Do not exceed the legal speed limit set in
your country for agricultural tractors. Always stay
alert when transporting the tractor and implement
on public roads. Use caution and reduce speed if
other vehicles or pedestrians are in the area. OPSU- 0022
Reduce speed before turning or applying the brakes.
Ensure that both brake pedals are locked together
when operating on public roads. OPS-U- 0023
This Implement is wider than the Tractor. Be careful when operating or transporting this
equipment to prevent the Implement from running into or striking sign posts, guard rails,
concrete abutments or other solid objects. Such an impact could cause the Implement and
Tractor to pivot violently resulting in loss of steering control, serious injury, or even death.
Never allow the Implement to contact obstacles. (S3PT-12)
Allow sufficient clearance for the Implement to swing outward while turning. Implements
carried behind the Tractor will swing outside the tire path when making turns. Contacting a
solid object while turning will cause equipment damage and possible injury. (S3PT-20)
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OPERATION
Be particularly careful when transporting the Implement using the tractor. Turn curves or
go up or down hills only at a low speed and at a gradual steering angle. Make certain that
at least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on the front wheels to maintain safe steerage. Slow
down on rough or uneven surfaces. (STI-1)
Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the
equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this
equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and how it handles
before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes
are in good condition and operate properly.
Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for
you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:
•
Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes
smoothly to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As
you increase the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases. Determine the
maximum transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this
equipment.
•
Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only
after you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use
extreme care and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and
implement from turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this
equipment before operating on roads or uneven ground.
•
Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly
control the equipment.
Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes
or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance
increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use
the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you
and watch out for the other guy. (SG-19)
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OPERATION
Secure the Implement for transport before traveling on public roads. For pull-type
Implements, secure the center axle using cylinder stops or transport pin and properly attach
a safety chain between the Implement and Tractor. Secure wings in upright position on
folding Implements using wing transport locks. (STI-7)
OPERATION
12.3 Hauling the Tractor and Implement
OPERATION
Before transporting a loaded tractor and implement,
measure the height and width dimensions and gross
weight of the complete loaded unit. Ensure that the
load will be in compliance with the legal limits set for
the areas that will be traveled through. OPS-U- 0024
Use adequately sized and rated trailers and
equipment to transport the tractor and implement.
Consult an authorized dealer to determine the proper
equipment required. Using adequately sized chains,
heavy duty straps, cables and/or binders, securely tie
down both the front and rear of the tractor utilizing the
proper tie down locations as specified by the tractor
manufacturer. OPS-U- 0025
Arrange the chains so that when tightened, the
chains are pulling downward and against
themselves. Carefully tighten the securing chains or
other fasteners using boomers or binders to apply
maximum tension.
Use extreme care when
attaching and removing the securing devices as the
extreme tension involved when released has the
potential to inflict serious injury.
While hauling the tractor and implement, make
occasional stops to check that the tractor and
implement have not moved or shifted and that the
securing chains have maintained tension. If during
transport a hard braking, sharp turning, or swerving
action was performed, stop at the next safe location
to inspect the security of the load. OPS-U- 0026
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OPERATION
13. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
POSSIBLE REMEDY
Excessive power required
to operate snow blower
Operate in too high a gear
Gear down the tractor
Blade scraping ground
Increase unit height
Tractor wheel slippage
Ballast or traction
Loose bolts
Install chains
Tighten bolts
Excessive mechanical noise
or vibration
Worn universal joints
bearings
Worn bearings
See your dealer
Does not throw snow
PTO not Engaged
Engage PTO or
contact your dealer
Fan does not work
Fan shear bolt broken
One of shear bolts in fan
is sheared
Replace shear bolt
Replace shear bolt
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OPERATION
TROUBLE
MAINTENANCE SECTION
Maintenance Section 5-1
MAINTENANCE
NUTS AND BOLTS
Check all nuts and bolts for tightness after the first 5 hours of operation, then check yearly after that.
MAINTENANCE
Shear bolts should not be overtightened as this may cause unpredictable shearing action.
DRIVE CHAIN
1.
2.
3.
Retighten the fan drive chain when slack exceeds 3/4 inch at the center of the bottom chain section.
The drive chain is tightened by loosening the bolts on the idler roller plate and forcing the idler against
the chain, then retightening the bolts.
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN as this will increase wear of the idler roller. Allow approximately 3/8 inch of
slack up or down at the center of the bottom chain section.
SHEAR BOLTS
1.
2.
3.
IMPORTANT : If a shear bolt breaks during operation, immediately shut down the tractor and replace the
shear bolt.
The shear bolts used on these snow blower fans are P/N 00784547. This shear bolt is machined around
the shank to facilitate shear at the protected fan load.
Specified shear bolt and their locations are listed below:
NOTE: Special machined bolt required for fan shear.
Tighten nut only enough to draw the shear plates together. Do not overtighten nut. Occasionally apply grease to the shear plates.
Replacement of the shear bolt with one of any other grade or size will be considered
an unauthorized modification and the warranty will be void.
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MAINTENANCE
LUBRICATION
PTO Shaft
MAINTENANCE
Spout Bracket
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
Fans
Oil Reservoir
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MAINTENANCE
GREASE SCHEDULE
1.
2.
NOTE: The snow blower may have to be raised or lowered and the safety shields rotated to fully expose
the grease nipple.
Occasionally pull the driveline halves apart and apply grease to all sides of the spline shaft.
If the universal joint sliding members are allowed to dry out to the point where two
halves cannot slip freely, damage to the snow blower or tractor may occur.
4.
Universal Joint Cross Kits
Every 10 hours of operation (minimum), lubricate the grease fittings on the universal joint cross kits. If
grease is seen leaking out of the cross kit bearings, it is an indication that bearings are running hot.
Under these conditions, regrease the cross kits more frequently.
Apply only one or two strokes from a hand type grease gun. If fitting are over lubricated, seals may be
damaged.
Grease to the entire under side of the chute.
STORAGE
Your snow blower represents an investment from which you should get the greatest possible benefit. Therefore, when the season is over, the snow blower should be thoroughly checked and prepared for storage so that
a minimum amount of work will be required to put it back into operation for the next season. The following are
suggested storage procedures:
1.
Thoroughly clean the snow blower, wash any dirt or salt off the blower.
2.
Remove drive chains and submerse in oil.
3.
Smear grease over any exposed hydraulic cylinder shafts.
4.
Check the implement for worn or damaged parts. Make replacements immediately.
5.
Store the implement in a clean, dry place.
6.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the
implement.
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MAINTENANCE
3.
Grease should meet the following recommendations:
SAE Multi-purpose grease
SAE Multi-purpose grease containing 3 to 5 percent molybdenum disulfide
Below 0 degrees C (32 degrees F) use SAE (NGLI) # 0 or #1
Above 0 degrees C (32 degrees F) use SAE (NGLI) #2
Drive Chain
The drive chain is operating in an oil bath. Check level using a dip stick. Complete assembly contains 5
gallons of SAE #5 wt. oil. Add if necessary.
Universal Joint Assemblies
Apply grease to the grease nipple on the slip sleeve of the universal assembly every 5 hours of
operation.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
PROPER TORQUE FOR FASTENERS
The chart lists the correct tightening torque for fasteners. When bolts are to be tightened or replaced, refer to
this chart to determine the grade of bolts and the proper torque except when specific torque values are
assigned in manual text.
RECOMMENDED TORQUE IN FOOT POUNDS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE MANUAL*
NOTE: These values apply to fasteners as received from supplier, dry or when lubricated with normal engine
oil. They do not apply if special graphited or molydisulphide greases or other extreme pressure lubricants are
used. This applies to both UNF fine and UNC coarse threads.
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