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Bush Hog Hay Rake BSR Hay Rake Owners Manual
SUSPENSION RAKE
MODELS
BSR8 Hay Rake
BSR10 Hay Rake
BSR12 Hay Rake
Published 03/14 / Revised03/17
Part No. 50074094
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
BUSH HOG
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2501 Griffin Ave.
Selma, AL 36703
334-874-2700
www.bushhog.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!
For future reference, record your Bush Hog product model number and serial number.
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Model Number
Owner
Purchase Date:
Serial Number
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
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices .................................................................................... 1-5
Connection or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and Practices ...................................................... 1-7
Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices ................................................................................................. 1-8
Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices ........................................................................... 1-10
Storage and Parking Safety Instructions and Practices ................................................................................... 1-11
PARTS INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................... 1-12
Decal Location ................................................................................................................................................. 1-13
Decal Description ............................................................................................................................................. 1-15
Federal Laws and Regulations ........................................................................................................................ 1-18
INTRODUCTION SECTION ................................................................................................. 2-1
ASSEMBLY SECTION ........................................................................................................ 3-1
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS .............................................................................................................................. 3-2
DEALER SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................................... 3-3
CHARGING THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM .......................................................................................................... 3-3
ATTACHING THE TONGUE .............................................................................................................................. 3-4
BSR8 and BSR10 Models .................................................................................................................................. 3-4
BSR12 Model ..................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
TAILLIGHT WIRING HARNESS CONNECTION ............................................................................................... 3-5
RELOCATING THE WINGFRAMES ON BSR MODELS ................................................................................... 3-6
CYLINDER LUG PLATE EXTENSION & WHEEL ARM ASSEMBLY ................................................................ 3-7
BSR12 MODELS ............................................................................................................................................... 3-7
ATTACHING THE WING FRAME EXTENSIONS BSR10 AND BSR12 ............................................................ 3-9
SETTING UP REAR RAKE ARMS FOR USE ................................................................................................. 3-10
ATTACHING THE RAKE WHEELS ................................................................................................................. 3-11
How to Identify Left Hand and Right Hand Wheels .......................................................................................... 3-11
INSTALLING OPTIONAL KICKER WHEEL KIT .............................................................................................. 3-12
CONNECTING THE RAKE ARM TO THE SLIDING SUPPORT ..................................................................... 3-14
HYDRAULIC PLUMBING INSTALLATION FOR KICKER WHEEL ................................................................. 3-15
OPERATION SECTION ....................................................................................................... 4-1
Standard Equipment and Specifications ............................................................................................................ 4-3
OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................................................... 4-4
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................................ 4-5
ROPS and Seat Belt .......................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor Safety Devices ....................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Tractor Horsepower ........................................................................................................................................... 4-5
GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR ......................................................................................................... 4-6
Boarding the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-6
Dismounting the Tractor ..................................................................................................................................... 4-6
STARTING THE TRACTOR .............................................................................................................................. 4-7
CONNECTING THE IMPLEMENT TO THE TRACTOR .................................................................................... 4-8
Positioning Tractor Drawbar .............................................................................................................................. 4-8
Attaching Rake to Tractor Drawbar .................................................................................................................... 4-9
Attaching to Tractor Hydraulic System ............................................................................................................. 4-10
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE ........................................................................................... 4-10
Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................ 4-11
Checking Ballast, Wheel Spacing, and Tire Inflation ....................................................................................... 4-11
Rake Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................... 4-11
DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................................. 4-16
Starting the Tractor .......................................................................................................................................... 4-17
Brake and Differential Lock Setting .................................................................................................................. 4-17
Driving the Tractor and Rake ........................................................................................................................... 4-18
Preparing Rake for Field Operation ................................................................................................................. 4-19
Setting Working Width ..................................................................................................................................... 4-20
Adjusting Raking and Windrow Width .............................................................................................................. 4-21
Adjusting Raking Wheel Ground Pressure ...................................................................................................... 4-23
Adjusting Ground Wheel Pressure ................................................................................................................... 4-24
Adjusting the Tongue Clevis ............................................................................................................................ 4-24
Flip-Up Raking - (Only for BSR10 & BSR12) .................................................................................................. 4-25
Raking a Single Windrow or Swath .................................................................................................................. 4-28
OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS ........................................................................................................................... 4-29
Center Kicker Wheel ........................................................................................................................................ 4-29
Wind Shield Kit ................................................................................................................................................. 4-29
OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ........................................................................................... 4-30
Foreign Debris Hazards ................................................................................................................................... 4-30
Bystanders/Passersby Precautions ................................................................................................................. 4-30
Shutting Down the Implement .......................................................................................................................... 4-31
DISCONNECTING THE IMPLEMENT FROM THE TRACTOR ....................................................................... 4-31
RAKE STORAGE ............................................................................................................................................. 4-33
TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT ................................................................................... 4-34
Preparing Rake for Transport .......................................................................................................................... 4-35
Transporting on Public Roadways ................................................................................................................... 4-36
Safety Lights .................................................................................................................................................... 4-38
Hauling the Tractor and Implement .................................................................................................................. 4-39
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ........................................................................................................................ 4-40
MAINTENANCE SECTION .................................................................................................. 5-1
LUBRICATION ................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Lubrication Symbols ........................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Grease ............................................................................................................................................................... 5-3
Synthetic Lubricants ........................................................................................................................................... 5-4
Lubricant Storage ............................................................................................................................................... 5-4
Rake Wheels ...................................................................................................................................................... 5-4
Left-Hand & Right-Hand Finger ......................................................................................................................... 5-4
Left-Hand and Right-Hand Pivots ...................................................................................................................... 5-5
Jackstand ........................................................................................................................................................... 5-5
ANNUAL MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................................................. 5-6
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE .............................................................................................................................. 5-6
SERVICE ........................................................................................................................................................... 5-7
Servicing Tires Safely ........................................................................................................................................ 5-7
Servicing Rake Safely ........................................................................................................................................ 5-7
Identifying Left-Hand and Right-Hand Rake Wheels ......................................................................................... 5-8
STORAGE ......................................................................................................................................................... 5-8
End of Season ................................................................................................................................................... 5-8
Beginning of Season .......................................................................................................................................... 5-9
FINAL INSPECTION AND LUBRICATION ........................................................................................................ 5-9
BOLT TORQUE VALUES .................................................................................................................................. 5-9
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
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)
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 or 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)
Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturer’s
instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other
chemical agent. (SG-22)
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SAFETY
Operator Safety Instructions and Practices
SAFETY
SAFETY
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off
the Equipment and be injured or killed. Inadvertent contact with controls can cause the
Implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
DO NOT 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)
Use extreme caution when getting onto the Implement to perform repairs, maintenance and
when removing accumulated material. Only stand on solid flat surfaces to ensure good
footing. Use a ladder or raised stand to access high spots which cannot be reached from
ground level. Slipping and falling can cause serious injury or death. (SG-33)
Avoid contact with hot surfaces including hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and
hose connections. Relieve hydraulic pressure before performing maintenance or repairs.
Use gloves and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface
or fluid can cause serious injury from burns or scalding. (SG-34)
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)
Extreme caution should be used by the Tractor operator when operating near passersby.
Stop raking if anyone comes within 25 feet of the Implement to prevent possible passerby
injury or death from being struck from a thrown object, entanglement with the rakes, or run
over. (SRK-01)
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SAFETY
Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices
Do not back up with this implement. Backing could damage the machine or its components.
(S3PT-4)
Use extreme care when lowering or unfolding the implement’s wings. Make sure no
bystanders are close by or underneath the wings. Allow ample clearance around the
implement when folding or unfolding the wings. Use extreme caution around buildings or
overhead power lines. (S3PT-05)
This Implement may be 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)
Operate this Implement only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with
adequate artificial lighting.
Never operate in darkness or foggy conditions where you
cannot clearly see at least 100 yards in front and to the sides of the tractor and implement.
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 this type of items discontinue operating this equipment.(S3PT-21)
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 lower the implement, set the parking
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)
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SAFETY
There are obvious and hidden potential hazards in the operation of this Implement as in all
power-driven or pulled equipment. REMEMBER! This machine is often operated in rough
terrain conditions that include tall grass, weeds, gullies, holes, slopes, hidden obstructions
and the like. Serious injury or even death may occur unless care is taken to assure the
safety of the operator and bystanders in the area. Do not operate this machine with anyone
in the immediate area. (S3PT-07)
SAFETY
SAFETY
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 or dismount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount
the Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped. (SG-12)
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)
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)
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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)
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SAFETY
Do Not operate this equipment in areas where insects such as bees may attack you and/or
cause you to lose control of the equipment. If you must enter in such areas, use a tractor
with an enclosed Cab and close the windows to prevent insects from entering. If a tractor
cab is not available, wear suitable clothing including head, face, and hand protection to
shield you from the insects. Attacking insects can cause you to lose control of the tractor,
which can result in serious injury or death to you or bystanders. Never dismount a moving
tractor. (SG-40)
DO NOT allow any person under a folded wing unless wing is securely
locked up or supported. DO NOT approach the Implement unless the
Tractor is turned off and all motion has ceased. Never work under the
frame work, or any lifted component unless the implement is securely
supported or blocked up. A sudden or inadvertent fall by any of these
components could cause serious injury or even death. (STI-03)
Connection or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and
Practices
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)
Never unhitch without using the Tongue Jack. The Tongue is very heavy. Attempting to lift
the Tongue without using the Tongue Jack could cause strains or other injury. Allowing the
tongue to fall suddenly and unexpectedly could result in crushing injury. Use the Tongue
Jack for lifting the Implement only. Overloading the Tongue Jack can cause failure with
possible serious bodily injury or even death. (STI-04)
On a fully-assembled unit, do not remove the Wing Retaining Strap until hoses are attached
to the tractor and the Wing Cylinders are filled with oil. Lower the Wings slowly and
carefully. Keep bystanders away during operations. (STI-05)
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SAFETY
Objects such as wire, cable, rope, and chain can become entangled in the
rotating parts of the raking components causing mechanical damage.
Entangled items caught in the rakes can sling outward possibly injuring or
entangling the operator or passersby. Any objects that might become
entangled in a raking component should be removed from the area before
operating the rake. (SRK-02)
SAFETY
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.
SAFETY
(S3PT-02)
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)
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)
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SAFETY
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 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)
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-01)
When the Wings are folded for transport, the center of gravity is raised and the possibility of
overturn is increased. Drive slowly and use extreme caution when turning on hillsides.
Overturning the Implement could cause the Implement to overturn the Tractor and vice
versa resulting in serious injury or even death. Never fold wings on a hillside...the
Implement or unit may overturn. (STI-02)
Only tow the Implement behind a properly sized and equipped Tractor
which exceeds the weight of the Implement by at least 20%. DO NOT
tow the Implement behind a truck or other type of vehicle. Never tow the
Implement and another Implement connected in tandem. Never tow the
Implement at speeds over 20 MPH. (STI-06)
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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.
SAFETY
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)
SAFETY
Always keep a careful lookout and use extreme care when working
around overhead obstructions and electrical power lines.
The
Implement wing can be over 10 feet high. Never allow the Implement
wing to come within 10 feet of any power line. (STI-8)
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-09)
Keep fingers clear of adjusting holes. A sudden movement could cause injury or even
amputate fingers. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY WHEN MAKING ADJUSTMENTS. (SBL-3)
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)
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SAFETY
Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in
motion or while tractor engine is running. (SG-20)
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)
Use caution and wear protective gloves when handling sharp objects such as blades,
knives, and other cutting edges. Be alert to worn component surfaces which have sharp
edges. Sharp surfaces can inflict severe laceration injuries if proper hand protection is not
worn. (SG-37)
Storage and Parking Safety Instructions and Practices
A rear Implement can fall if not properly supported. Always use the stand on the front hitch
(if equipped) or block up securely to prevent falling and possible crushing injury and/or
other injury from holding or lifting heavy components. Use the stand to stabilize the
implement during storage. (S3PT-3)
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SAFETY
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)
SAFETY
PARTS INFORMATION
PARTS INFORMATION
Bush Hog products are designed utilizing specifically matched system components to ensure optimum
equipment performance. These parts are made and tested to Bush Hog specifications. Non-genuine "will fit"
parts do not consistently meet these specifications. The use of “will fit” parts may reduce equipment
performance, void warranties, and present a safety hazard. Use genuine Bush Hog parts for economy and
safety. (SPBH-2)
SAFETY
SEE YOUR BUSH HOG DEALER
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)
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Decal Location
NOTE: Bush Hog supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may
occur while in shipping, use, or reconditioning. Bush Hog 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 Bush Hog dealer to order replacement decals.
SAFETY
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SAFETY
SAFETY
ITEM
PART NO.
QTY
LEVEL
DESCRIPTION
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50073512
50073507
50074259
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D628
D617
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50031212
50031214
50065309
50073508
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94359
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IMPORTANT
WARNING
FLAG
WARNING
SER PLT
WARNING
WARNING
INSTRUCT
INSTRUCT
REFLECT
REFLECT
LOGO
LOGO
LOGO
REFLECT
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Secure Safety Chain
Trailed Machine
Made in the USA
Genuine Bush Hog Parts
Serial Number Plate
Crushing Hazard
High Pressure Oil Leak
RH Ground Pressure
LH Ground Pressure
Amber Reflector
Red Reflector
Bush Hog Logo
Haymaker Logo
BSR Series Logo
SMV Symbol
Canister, Parts Manual
Transport Latch
Operator’s Manual (Inside Canister)
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SAFETY
Decal Description
SAFETY
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SAFETY
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SAFETY
SAFETY
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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
SAFETY
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...”
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 Training Requirements
Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations Part 1928.57(a)(6). www.osha.gov
Operator instructions. At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, the employer shall
instruct every employee who operates an agricultural tractor and implements in the safe operating practices
and servicing of equipment with which they are or will be involved, and of any other practices dictated by the
work environment.
Keep all guards in place when the machine is in operation;
Permit no riders on equipment
Stop engine, disconnect the power source, and wait for all machine movement to stop before servicing,
adjusting, cleaning or unclogging the equipment, except where the machine must be running to be properly
serviced or maintained, in which case the employer shall instruct employees as to all steps and procedures
which are necessary to safely service or maintain the equipment.
Make sure everyone is clear of machinery before starting the engine, engaging power, or operating the
machine.
Employer Responsibilities:
To ensure employee safety during Tractor and Implement operation, it is the employer’s responsibility to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Train the employee in the proper and safe operation of the Tractor and Implement.
Require that the employee read and fully understand the Tractor and Implement Operator’s manual.
Permit only qualified and properly trained employees to operate the Tractor and Implement.
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. Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.
7. 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 passersby come within 300 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 Suspension Rake 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 Safety Section is a MUST READ section prior to any use of the rake. The Assembly Section instructs the
owner/operator in the correct assembly of the Rake using standard and optional equipment. Careful use and
timely service saves extensive repairs and costly downtime losses. The Operation Section informs the owner/
operator how to work the rake and explains proper procedures and safe practices prior to and during the
operation of the rake. The Trouble-Shooting Guide helps diagnose difficulties with the rake and offers solutions
to the problems. The Maintenance Section instructs the owner/operator of all the necessary inspection,
lubrication, general maintenance needed to insure long life and trouble free operation of your rake. 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 rake 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, co
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
The Bush Hog Series BSR Rakes provide the best of both worlds; clean efficient raking
and budget minded price. In maximum working widths of 19 ft. - BSR8, 20.7 ft. - BSR10,
24.2 ft. - BSR12 rakes make fast work of big jobs. With a reasonable amount of
preventive maintenance, your rake will provide years of dependable service
Front and rear, and left and right are determined by the normal direction of travel (the
same as on your automobile).
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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.
INTRODUCTION
2. Fill out the Warranty Card in full. Be sure to answer all questions, including the Serial Number of the
implement. Mail within 30 days of delivery date of this implement.
NOTE: Warranties are honored only if completed “Owner Registration and Warranty” forms are received by
Alamo Group within thirty days of delivery of the implement.
3. Record the Rake Model and Serial Numbers on the Warranty page at the front of the Operator’s Manual.
Keep this as part of the permanent maintenance file for the implement.
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INTRODUCTION
LIMITED WARRANTY
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Bush Hog warrants to the original purchaser of any new Bush Hog equipment, purchased from an authorized
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES & CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
Bush Hog’s obligation under this limited warranty, to the extent allowed by law, is in lieu of all warranties,
implied or expressed, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE and any liability for incidental and consequential damages with respect to the sale or
use of the items warranted. Such incidental and consequential damages shall include but not be limited to:
transportation charges other than normal freight charges; cost of installation other than cost approved by Bush
Hog; duty; taxes; charges for normal service or adjustment; loss of crops or any other loss of income; rental of
substitute equipment, expenses due to loss, damage, detention or delay in the delivery of equipment or parts
resulting from acts beyond the control of Bush Hog.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY:
1. To vendor items which carry their own warranties, such as engines, tires, and tubes.
2. If the unit has been subjected to misapplication, abuse, misuse, negligence, fire or other accident.
3. If parts not made or supplied by Bush Hog have been used in connection with the unit, if, in the sole
judgment of Bush Hog such use affects its performance, stability or reliability.
4. If the unit has been altered or repaired outside of an authorized Bush Hog dealership in a manner which, in
the sole judgment of Bush Hog, affects its performance, stability or reliability.
5. To normal maintenance service and normal replacement items such as gearbox lubricant, hydraulic fluid,
worn blades, or to normal deterioration of such things as belts and exterior finish due to use or exposure.
6. To expendable or wear items such as teeth, chains, sprockets, belts, springs and any other items that in
the company’s sole judgment is a wear item.
NO EMPLOYEE OR REPRESENTATIVE OF BUSH HOG IS AUTHORIZED TO CHANGE THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY IN ANY WAY OR GRANT ANY OTHER WARRANTY UNLESS SUCH CHANGE IS MADE IN
WRITING AND SIGNED BY BUSH HOG’S SERVICE MANAGER, 2501 GRIFFIN AVE., SELMA, ALABAMA
36703.
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Record the model number, serial number and date
purchased. This information will be helpful to your
dealer if parts or service are required.
MODEL NUMBER _________________________
SERIAL NUMBER _________________________
MAKE CERTAIN THE WARRANTY
HAS BEEN FILED WITH BUSH HOG
DATE OF RETAIL SALE ____________________
SELMA, ALABAMA
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INTRODUCTION
Bush Hog dealer, that the equipment be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1)
year for non-commercial, state and municipalities’ use and ninety (90) days for commercial use from date of
retail sale. The obligation of Bush Hog to the purchaser under this warranty is limited to the repair or
replacement of defective parts.
Replacement or repair parts installed in the equipment covered by this limited warranty are warranted for
ninety (90) days from the date of purchase of such part or to the expiration of the applicable new equipment
warranty period, whichever occurs later. Warranted parts shall be provided at no cost to the user at an
authorized Bush Hog dealer during regular working hours. Bush Hog reserves the right to inspect any
equipment or parts which are claimed to have been defective in material or workmanship.
ASSEMBLY SECTION
Assembly Section 3-1
ASSEMBLY
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Assembly must be done carefully and accurately, for the safety of the person(s) doing the assembling and to
ensure proper machine operation.
Assembly should be done on a flat, solid surface, using the proper tools and wearing suitable clothing, making
sure that all people not involved in the assembly be kept at a safe distance.
ASSEMBLY
Assemblers must provide suitable lifting mechanisms and supports for stabilizing the partially assembled units,
so as too prevent them from falling and causing damage or injury.
The steps for assembly are illustrated on following pages. Depending on the experience of the assemblers and
the tools available, it is not necessary that the instructions be followed in the exact order given here, but the
safety precautions described above must always be followed carefully and scrupulously.
Before beginning operations, read the instruction manual carefully.
Before doing any maintenance or repair work, stop the machine at a suitable spot. Turn off
the tractor engine, apply the brake, remove the key from the ignition and consult this
manual.
This is a warning to use proper accident protection when carrying out maintenance and
repairs.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR
VERY SERIOUS INJURY.
Indicated 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 MONOR
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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ASSEMBLY
DEALER SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS
The rakes are shipped from the factory are virtually completely assembled and requires minimum time to
complete assembly and is ready for sale.
All assembly procedures must be performed on a hard level surface with the wheels
chocked to prevent rolling during assembly. Lift the front of the mainframe assembly and
securely support the mainframe in a level position.
Do not attempt to lower wings until tongue is attached to the mainframe and the tongue is
attached to a tractor.
CHARGING THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
NOTE: To charge the hydraulic system ensure the Transport Lock Pins are secured in the locked position (as
shipped from the factory)
Connect the hydraulic lines to the tractor remotes. Throttle the tractor up to 1/2 throttle and slowly cycle the
hydraulic remotes several ties in both directions to fill the hydraulic system on the rake. After the hydraulic
system is fully charged, remove the transport pin from one side and store the pin as indicated in the illustration
Asm-RK-0212. ENSURE ALL BYSTANDERS ARE CLEAR OF THE WINGS. Cycle the remote to lower one
wing slowly to the ground. Repeat the same procedure to lower the other wing slowly to the ground.
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ASSEMBLY
The hydraulic system is shipped from the factor dry and MUST be filled with hydraulic fluid
before any assembly begins. The hydraulic cylinders which raise and lower the wings are
double acting cylinders and must be charged in both the raised and lowered positions. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO LOWER THE WINGS UNTIL YOU ARE SURE THE SYSTEM IS
FULLY CHARGED WITH HYDRAULIC FLUID. Always keep all bystanders away while
raising and lowering wings.
ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING THE TONGUE
BSR8 and BSR10 Models
ASSEMBLY
Attach the Tongue to the Mainframe using the four
5/8” x 2” capscrews and locknuts provided in bolt
bag.
BSR12 Model
Attach the Tongue Extension to the Mainframe
using four 5/8” x 2” Capscrews and Locknuts
provided in bolt bag.
Attach the Tongue to the Tongue Extension using
four 5/8” x 2” Capscrews and Locknuts provide in
bolt bag.
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ASSEMBLY
TAILLIGHT WIRING HARNESS CONNECTION
The BSR Series Hay Rake is shipped from the factory with the Taillight assemblies and Enhance Box
assembled to machine. It will be necessary to install the wiring harness to the rake after the Tongue has been
properly attached to the rake. The harness is tied to the hydraulic hose bundle during shipping.
1. Remove the harness from the hose bundle.
2. Take the four prong connector end of the harness and route it through the retaining loops toward the rear
of the rake, starting at the front as shown in illustration.
3. Locate the Input Pigtail on the Enhance Box and plug the harness into the Pigtail.
4. After installation connect the Seven Pin Plug of the harness to the tractor and test the Taillights.
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ASSEMBLY
NOTE: The Enhance Box is located on the RH side under the mainframe.
ASSEMBLY
RELOCATING THE WINGFRAMES ON BSR MODELS
For shipping purposes the BSR8 Models are shipped with the Wing Frames mounted to the extension arms in
the forward two holes in the Wing Frame.
The Wing Frames must be relocated to the two rear mounting holes. This should be performed prior to
attaching the Rake Wheels to the Rake Arms to reduce the amount of weight to be handled.
ASSEMBLY
This procedure on the BSR8 will place two Rake Wheels in front of the mount location and two Rake Wheels
behind the mounting location. This will balance the machine allowing for an even raking weight distribution to
the Rake Wheels in field use. Refer to Recharging the Hydraulic System.
The Rake Arms pose a (Pinch / Crushing) Hazard while handling the Wing Frames. If
possible us an overhead lift and straps to lift and support the Wing Frame while relocating.
Procedure
1. Remove and retain the spring pin (A) and hex nut (B).
2. Remove pin (c) and capscrew (D).
3. With the Wingframe Assembly properly supported, slide the Wing Frame with Mount (G) still attached off
the Extension Arm.
4. Remove hexnuts and washers (E) and pull capscrews (F) and Mount (G) from location (H).
5. Move Mount (G) to location (I), align holes, place capscrews (F) through Mount (G) and Wing Frame
Assembly. Place hexnuts and washers (E) to capscrews (F) and tighten.
6. Place Win Frame with mount back on Extension Arm. Place capscrew (D) through Mount (G) and
Extension Arm and hexnut (B). Re-install Pin (C) and secure with spring pin (A).
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ASSEMBLY
CYLINDER LUG PLATE EXTENSION & WHEEL ARM ASSEMBLY
BSR12 MODELS
For shipping purposes the BSR12 (12 Rake Wheel Models) are shipped in the narrow position and must be
expanded for proper field operation. It will require that the left hand and right hand Wheel Arm Assemblies be
moved outward and a Cylinder Plate Extension be installed. Required parts for this operation are included in
the box of parts shipped with the machine.
The Rake Wheel Pivot Arms should be raised to the transport position and the Transport
Pin and Lock Pin place in the transport position.NOTE: During this procedure the Hydraulic
Lift Cylinders will be detached from the mount lug of the Mainframe and will provide no
support to the Rake Wheel Pivot Arms.
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ASSEMBLY
This procedure should be performed on side at a time. The machine must be on solid, level
ground and the transport wheels firmly chocked with the tongue attached to the tractor to
prevent the machine from rolling during this procedure.
ASSEMBLY
RELOCATION PROCEDURE - BSR12 MODELS ONLY
1. Raise the L.H. Wheel Arm Assembly off the ground just enough so the tire clears the ground and support
firmly. The lifting device should be placed under the mainframe part of the machine because the Wheel
Arm Assembly will need to be slid outward slightly.
2. Detach the Lift Cylinder from the cylinder mount lug on the mainframe. It is not necessary to detach the
cylinders from the Rake Wheel Pivot Arms.
ASSEMBLY
3. Place the Cylinder Lug Plate Extension to the front side of the lug on the mainframe, align holes and attach
with the four 1” x 3” bolts and 1” locknuts provided in kit.
4. Remove the two 6-1/2” x 1” bolts, four 1” flatwashers, and two 1” locknuts through the mainframe.
5. 5. Slide the Wheel Arm Assembly out approximately 5” until next set of holes align. (DO NOT SLIDE
COMPLETELY OUT OF MAINFRAME AS SHOWN IN ILLUSTRATION BELOW)
6. After aligning inner hole and outer holes re-install the two 1” x 6-1/2” bolts, four 1” flatwasher and two 1”
locknuts through the mainframe and tighten.
7. Attach the Hydraulic Cylinder to the Cylinder Lug Extension.
8. Repeat steps 1-7 for R.H. side.
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ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING THE WING FRAME EXTENSIONS BSR10 AND BSR12
For shipping purposes the Bush Hog BSR10 and BSR12 Models are shipped with the forward wing frame
extensions unattached and will need to be installed. Refer to Attaching the Wing Frame Extension located on
previous pages of this section.
1. Lower the wing frames to the ground.
2. Place the R.H. and L.H. Wing Frame Extensions to the front plate on the wing frames as shown in AsmRK-20.
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ASSEMBLY
3. Attach with four 5/8” x 1-1/2” Gr. 5 capscrews and 5/8” locknuts (provided in Bag of Fasteners) per side.
(Torque to 150 ft.lbs).
ASSEMBLY
SETTING UP REAR RAKE ARMS FOR USE
For shipping purposes the four rear rake arms are assembled opposite from the working position and MUST be
placed in the proper working position.
1. Remove the Spirol Pin retaining the STOP (Figure 1).
2. Remove Stop (Figure 1)
3. Slide the Rake Arms out of the pivot tubes, rotate 180º (Figure 1).
ASSEMBLY
4. Replace Rake Arms in the pivot tubes on the outside of the Wing Frame (Figure 2).
5. Replace Stops on the Rake Arms to the inside of the Wing Frame and orient the same way as the front
stops (Figure 2).
6. Reinstall the Spirol Pins (Figure 2).
The back two Rake Arm Springs are shipped from
the factory with the springs unattached to the wing
frame assembly for shipping purposes and must be
attached prior to use.
Remove the fasteners in the mounting bracket and
retain for re-installation.
Extend the spring back t the slot on the mounting
bracket and place in the slot.
Place the capscrew back through the hole and
install the larger flatwasher to the opposite side.
Place the smaller washer to the outside of the larger
washer. Reinstall the hex nut and tighten.
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ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING THE RAKE WHEELS
The Rakes are shipped from the factory with the appropriate number of rake wheels for the model stored atop
the mainframe.
This procedure should be performed with the wings in the lowered position.
NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LOWER THE WINGS UNTIL YOUR ARE SURE THE SYSTEM IS FULLY
CHARGED WITH HYDRAULIC FLUID. REFER TO “CHARGING THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM”.
1. Remove the nut and clamp plate holding the rake wheels to the mainframe and carefully lift the rake
wheels from the mainframe.
How to Identify Left Hand and Right Hand Wheels
Lean the rake wheels against a wall with the tine mounting clamp plates facing inward.
A. - If the last bend in the tines curve is in a clockwise direction, it is a Left Hand Rake Wheel.
B. - If the last bend in the tines curve is in a Counter Clockwise direction, it is a Right Hand Rake Wheel.
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ASSEMBLY
2. The hubs have the lug bolts already in place. Align the mounting holes on the rake wheel with the lug bolts
on the hub. The clamp plates holding the times will be toward the hub. Apply a 3/8” hexnut and flatwasher
(provide in bag of fasteners) to each lug bolt and tighten.
ASSEMBLY
INSTALLING OPTIONAL KICKER WHEEL KIT
ASSEMBLY
1. Install wheel support (A) and fasten with two 1/
2” x 4” Gr. 5 Capscrews (B) and 1/2” Hexnuts
(C).
2. Install nylon bushings (A) in mounting bracket.
Seat bushings with rubber mallet.
3. Install rake wheel arm (A) to mounting bracket.
Fasten with 1-1/4” SAE flatwasher (B) and 3/8”
x 1-1/2” spiral pin (C).
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ASSEMBLY
4. Insert sliding support into the wheel support
with the cylinder mount pin toward the front of
the rake.
ASSEMBLY
5. Attach the hydraulic cylinder (A) to the wheel
support and the sliding support. Place the base
end of the cylinder to the lug on the wheel
support and fasten with the pin (B) and the two
circlips (C). Fasten the rod end of the cylinder
to the pin on the sliding support and place the
1” flatwasher (D) on pin. Place pin (E) through
hole to secure.
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ASSEMBLY
CONNECTING THE RAKE ARM TO THE SLIDING SUPPORT
ASSEMBLY
Connect the rake arm to sliding support using
Turnbuckle (A), Spring (B), Shackles (C) and Spring
Stays (D) in the order shown.
By moving the linkage to different hole locations
you cab increase or decrease the pressure of the
rake wheel as needed depending on the crop and
terrain conditions. Hole (1) allows for minimum
pressure. Holes (2) and (3) increase intermediate
pressure and hole (4) allows for maximum
pressure.
Screwing the Turnbuckle (A) in and out you can
also increase or decrease pressure in each hole
position. The turnbuckle has 4-1/2” of adjustment.
Install rake wheel with the tine clamps facing away from the hub. Fasten to the hub using six 3/8” hexnuts.
NOTE: If the wheel is installed incorrectly you will notice hay “Climbing Up” the rake wheel during use.
After the Kicker Wheel is assembled, move the SMV placard from the rear of the mainframe and relocate to the
bracket attached to the slide tube of the kicker wheel. Asm-RK-0232
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ASSEMBLY
HYDRAULIC PLUMBING INSTALLATION FOR KICKER WHEEL
Before beginning this procedure, make sure all hydraulic pressure has been relived from
the Rake Hydraulic System.
1. Disconnect hydraulic hose (A) from 90º fitting on the base end of the LH wing cylinder.
2. Disconnect hydraulic hose (B) from 90º fitting on the rod end of the LH wing cylinder.
3. Install the 9/16”-18JIC male x 9/16”-18JIC male x 3/8” NOT “T” fitting (C) (use Teflon tape at this
connection) to Hydraulic Ball Valve.
5. Install the Ball Valve using the 3/4” “O-Ring Boss” fitting in the port of the Rod End on the Kicker Wheel
Cylinder.
6. Install the “T” adapter (F) “O-Ring Boss” end in the cylinder port at the Base End of the Kicker Wheel
Cylinder.
7. Attach the 25” long hose to the “T” on the all Valve (E) and the 90º fitting on the base end of the Wing
Cylinder.
8. Attach the 28” long hose (H) to the “T” adaptor in the Base End port of the Kicker Wheel Cylinder.
9. Re-attach Hydraulic Hose (A) to the “T” on the Ball Valve (E).
10. Re-attach Hydraulic Hose (B) to the “T” o the Base End of the Kicker Wheel Cylinder.
11. Tighten all fittings.
Note: When all connections are correct the kicker wheel will lower as the wings
lower. It will raise when the wings are raised. To keep the kicker wheel in the
raise position close the ball valve by rotating the lever counter-clockwise as
viewed from above.
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ASSEMBLY
4. Install the (use Teflon tape at this connection) 3/8 NPT x 3/4” O-Ring boss, straight fitting (D) to the
Hydraulic Ball Valve (E).
OPERATION SECTION
Operation Section 4-1
OPERATION
BUSH HOG BSR SERIES RAKES
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
Bush Hog BSR Series Rakes are manufactured with quality material by skilled workers. 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 hayrake, tractor or a thrown
object. Do not operate the rake if passerby, pets, livestock, or property are directly in front or to the rear of the
unit.
This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate safe and proper rake 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 rake and are not necessarily of the BSR Series. Some pictures may show shields removed
for purposes of clarity. NEVER OPERATE this implement without all shields in place and in good operational
condition. The operator must be familiar with the rake and tractor operation and all associated safety practices
before operating the rake and tractor. Proper operation of the rake, as detailed in this manual, will help ensure
years of safe and satisfactory use of the rake.
IMPORTANT: To avoid rake damage, re-torque all bolts after the first 10 hours of operation.
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY SECTION OF THIS
MANUAL AND THE TRACTOR MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE TRACTOR 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 tractor. OPS-U- 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. Standard Equipment and Specifications
BSR10
BSR12
Overall Length (A)*
20.3’
23.3’
24.6’
Minimum Transport Height (B)
8.5’
8.5’
8.5’
Transport Width (C)
11’
11’-4”
11’- 6”
Width (D)
6’-6”
6’-6”
6’-6”
Minimum Working Width (E)*
16.75’
17.7’
19.75’
Maximum Working Width*
19’
20.7’
24.2’
Minimum Windrow Width (F)*
32”
32”
32”
Maximum Windrow Width*
83”
83”
83”
Weight
1950 lbs.
2100 lbs.
2450 lbs.
Tires
205-75/15
205-75/15
205-75/15
Tractor Horse Power
30 HP
30HP
50 HP
*Ratings based on actual field performance.
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OPERATION
BSR8
OPERATION
2. OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
OPERATION
Safe operation of the unit is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and
understands the implement and tractor Operator’s Manuals and is experienced in implement and tractor
operation and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual,
safety signs are affixed to the implement and tractor. 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)
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Always Wear Safety Glasses
Hard Hat
Steel Toe Safety Footwear
Gloves
Hearing Protection
Close Fitting Clothing
Respirator or Filter Mask (depends
operating conditions) OPS-U- 0002
on
DO NOT 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)
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OPERATION
3. TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
The tractor used to operate the implement must have the power capacity to lift, pull, and operate the Power
Take Off (PTO) at the implement’s rated speed while traveling at a ground speed between 2 and 5 MPH.
Operating the implement with a tractor that does not meet the following requirements may cause tractor or
implement damage and be a potential danger to the operator and passersby.
Tractor Requirements and Capabilities
ASABE approved Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or ROPS cab and seat belt
Tractor Safety Devices .................... Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting, PTO Master Shield
Tractor Horsepower - Minimum........BSR8 - 30HP, BSR10 - 30HP, BSR12 - 50HP
3.1 ROPS and Seat Belt
The tractor must be equipped with a Roll-Over-Protective-Structure (ROPS) (tractor cab or roll-bar) and seat
belt to protect the operator from falling off the tractor, especially during a roll over where the driver could be
crushed and killed. Only operate the tractor with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt fastened.
Tractor models not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed by an
authorized dealer. OPS-U- 0003
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)
3.2 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
3.3 Tractor Horsepower
The power required to operate these implements is determined by the tractor PTO horsepower. For most
operating conditions, the RHP8 and RHP10 rake requires a tractor with at least 30 HP, and the RHP12 rake
requires a tractor with at least 50 HP. Operating these implements with a tractor that does not have adequate
power may damage the tractor engine.
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4. 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
OPERATION
Do not mount or dismount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount
the Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completely
stopped. (SG-12)
4.1 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 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)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
4.2 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
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OPERATION
BEFORE leaving the tractor seat lower the implement, set the parking
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)
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 switch.
• 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 float 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
Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The
exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health. (SG-23)
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)
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OPERATION
5. STARTING THE TRACTOR
OPERATION
6. CONNECTING THE IMPLEMENT TO THE TRACTOR
OPERATION
Use extreme caution when connecting the implements to the tractor. The implement should be securely
resting at ground level or setting on blocks. Keep hands and feet from under the units and clear of pinch
points between the tractor hitch arms and implement pins. OPS-0011_B
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)
6.1 Positioning Tractor Drawbar
1.
Remove locking pins (A) and move drawbar to
center position.
1.
Install locking pins (A).
2.
Extend drawbar away from tractor as far as
possible for better maneuverability when
attaching, detaching, and operating in the field.
3.
Remove clevis assembly, if equipped.
4.
If drawbar is offset, turn drawbar so offset is
down, as illustrated.
The rake can attached to any tractor having a
drawbar that conforms to ASAE-SAE standards of
330 to 559mm (13 to 22 in.) (A) from the ground.
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OPERATION
6.2 Attaching Rake to Tractor Drawbar
Tractor Drawbar has been attached.
2.
Remove hitch pin.
3.
Back up tractor to rake. Align hitch pin holes in
tractor drawbar and rake tongue.
4.
Engage tractor parking brake and/or place
transmission in “Park”.
5.
Shut off tractor engine and remove key.
6.
Install hitch pin (A). Fasten with quick -lock pin.
7.
Raise jackstand (B) and fasten with pin (C).
A safety chain will help control drawn equipment should it accidentally separate from the
drawbar. A runaway machine could cause severe injury or death to someone. Provide only
enough slack in chain to permit turning, Do not use safety chain for towing.
8.
Connect chain (D) to rake tongue., Route chain
through loop on drawbar and connect to tractor
drawbar support, Do not fasten to drawbar,
Remove all slack except what is needed for
turns.
IMPORTANT: Scan this QR Code with your smart phone to link to the PAMI Safe
Implement Hitching Manual for more information on correctly connecting
agricultural tractors to implements. Or type in your internet browser the following
web address: www.algqr.com/hme Ops-0008-MISC
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OPERATION
1.
OPERATION
OPERATION
6.3 Attaching to Tractor Hydraulic System
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)
1.
Push tractor SCV lever to the float position.
2.
Connect hydraulic
receptacle.
3.
Put tractor SCV lever in the float position.
hoses
(A)
to
tractor
7. PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE
Before each use, a pre-operation inspection and service of the implement and tractor 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 unit if the pre-operation 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-U-0029
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)
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OPERATION
7.1 Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
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
7.2 Checking Ballast, Wheel Spacing, and Tire Inflation
Provide sufficient weight to stabilize tractor when operating on hilly land or other adverse conditions. To insure
proper stability, adjust ballast, wheel spacing and tire inflation according to tractor operator’s manual.
7.3 Rake Pre-Operation Inspection/Service
Before each rake use, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the rake is in a good and safe
working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced immediately. To ensure
the rake is ready for operation, conduct the following. OPS-RK-0001
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
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MAINFRAME ASSEMBLY
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Inspect condition of frame weldment.
Ensure all bolts and screws are in position and
are properly torqued.
Ensure all pins are in place and fastened with
screws.
Ensure frame is properly mounted to tractor
and hardware is propely installed and
tightened. OPS-RK-0003
Mainframe Assembly
HYDRAULIC LINE INSPECTION
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Check for hydraulic leaks along hoses,
cylinders and fittings. IMPORTANT: DO NOT
use your hands to check for oil leaks. Use a
piece of heavy paper or cardboard to check for
hydraulic oil leaks.
Make sure hydraulic cylinders are in good
condition.
Make sure hydraulic cylinder pins are in place
and retained. OPS-RK-0002
Hydraulic Hoses
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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Perform scheduled lubrication as detailed in
the maintenance section.
Check for corrosion in storage.
Inspect that the 3-point hitch pins are the
proper size, correctly installed, and secured to
the tractor lift arms with retaining pins inserted.
Make sure tires and wheel are in good
condition. Make sure the wheel lug nuts are
tight. OPS-RK-0005
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Inspect teeth for looseness, breakeage and
excessive wear. Make sure implement is on
the ground and securely blocked up. Replace
damaged, worn, and missing teeth at the same
time to maintain uniform tine height.
Remove any hay or other debris which may be
wrapped around the teeth.
Inspect condition of all hardware. OPS-RK0004
OPERATION
Tractor PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Tractor ID#:________________________Make:________________________
OPERATION
Date:______________________________Shift:________________________
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.
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 ROPS 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 an UNSAFE TRACTOR or IMPLEMENT
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OPERATION
HAY RAKE PRE-OPERATION Inspection
Rake ID# ________________________ Make____________________
Date_____________________________Shift____________________
Condition at
Start of Shift
Item
Specific Comments if
not O.K.
The Operator’s Manual is in the Canister on the Hay Rake
All Safety Decals are in place and legible
The Tongue/Hitch connection bolts & pins are tight
There are no cracks in Tongue or Hitch
The Tow chain is secured to the Tractor & Hay Rake
The Rake Wheel Arm connection bolts & pins are tight
Transport locks and retaining chains are in good condition
Rake spokes are in good condition and securely attached to
wheels
Rake wheels are securely attached to the frame members
The Hydraulic Cylinders are in good condition
The Hydraulic Cylinder pins are in place & retained
There are no leaking or damaged hoses
There is no evidence of Hydraulic leaks
The tires and wheel(s) are in good condition
Wheel lug nuts are tight
Operator’s Signature:________________________________________________________
DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or IMPLEMENT
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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 position with the parking
brake engaged. Make sure the Rake arms is resting on the ground or securely
blocked up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.
OPERATION
8. DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
OPERATION
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
This Implement may be 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)
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
8.1 Starting the Tractor
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
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 cutting conditions, locking the differential
provides no benefit and should not be used. OPSU- 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
8.2 Brake and Differential Lock Setting
OPERATION
8.3 Driving the Tractor and Rake
OPERATION
Start off driving at a slow speed and gradually increase your speed while maintaining complete control of the
tractor and implement. 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 handled 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.
Perform turns with the tractor and implement at
slow speeds to determine how the tractor with an
attached implement handles a turn. Determine the
safe speed to maintain proper control of the tractor
when making turns. When turning with a towed
implement, the overall working length of the unit is
increased. Allow additional clearance for the
implement when turning.
To avoid overturns, drive the tractor with care and
at safe speeds, especially when operating over
rough ground, crossing ditches or slopes, and
turning corners. Tractor wheel tread 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-RK-0006
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
Regulate ground speed according to crop condition, terrain, and tractor horsepower. In general, raking speeds
at (5-7 mph) will produce good results. A slower ground speed may be necessary for hills or rough terrain.
For Sickle Mowed Crop: Rake in the same direction as mower travel.
For Rotary Mowed Crop: Rake in opposite direction as mower travel.
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OPERATION
8.4 Preparing Rake for Field Operation
To prevent personal injury caused by unexpected movement.:
Park machine on a level surface.
Engage tractor parking brake and/or place transmission in “Park”.
Shut off tractor engine and remove key.
1.
Park machine on level surface.
2.
Remove spring-locking pins (B) and transport
lock pins (A).
3.
Put transport lock pin (A) in parking position
and fasten with spring-locking pin (B). Repeat
on opposite side.
NOTE: Make sure bystanders are clear of machine
before lower rake wheels.
IMPORTANT: To avoid machine damage, make
sure area is free from obstructions when opening
rake.
4.
Put tractor SCV lever in the float position.
5.
Lower Rake wheels.
Rake is now ready for field use.
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8.5 Setting Working Width
The working width and windrow width will vary due to the type and quantity of crop being raked. The distance
between rings on rear raking wheels can be used to determine basic windrow width. Actual width will depend
on crop type, volume, and raking speed. When adjusting the angle of the wing arms with pin and holes,
working width will change.
OPERATION
NOTE: Windrow widths (A) and (B) are approximate.
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OPERATION
8.6 Adjusting Raking and Windrow Width
The raking width is determined by the windrow width setting and the angle of raking wheels.
To change rake wheel angle, remove spring-locking pin and lock pin (A). There are four positions to increase or
decrease angle.
Changing raking width will also change the windrow width. Adjust windrow width as desired.
The rake can be set for windrow widths of 32 inches to 83 inches.
OPERATION
A windrow of proper width will result in more
uniform bales. The overall windrow width should be
the same size or slightly wider than the baler bale
chamber.
To improve the working capacity without change the
angle of the frames:
1.
Take off lock-pin (B).
2.
Slide frame (A) from standard position (D) to
high capacity position (C).
3.
Insert the lock-pin (B). Repeat on opposite side.
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To operate the adjustment, you can use the jack
stand that comes standard with the machine to
push the frame out or pull it in.
OPERATION
Position the jack stand (A) as shown in the picture.
Be sure to pin the jack stand in place at the mount
tube (B).
Before sliding the frame in or out be sure to remove
pin (C) and replace when desired width is attained.
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8.7 Adjusting Raking Wheel Ground Pressure
The correct ground pressure on raking wheels may vary depending on field conditions and the type and
quantity of crop being raised. Ground pressure is controlled by the position of each cam on each rake wheel
support assembly. The cam can be adjusted at six positions from minimum ground pressure to maximum
ground pressure.
OPERATION
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OPERATION
8.8 Adjusting Ground Wheel Pressure
1.
Park rake on level surface.
2.
Engage tractor parking brake and/or place
transmission in “Park”.
3.
Close the machine to transport position and
install transport lock pin (C) through arm
support brackets. Fasten with spring-locking pin
(D).
4.
(See Adjusting Wheel Pressure) Remove ring
pin (B), pull out the Cam (A), rotate to desired
hole position, push the Cam in and fix with
locking pin (B).
8.9 Adjusting the Tongue Clevis
The position of the Clevis (E) will also have an
affect on the ground pressure. Because tractor
drawbar heights vary, the clevis should be adjusted
so the wings are level to the ground., This ensure
equal pressure of the rake wheels to the ground,
front to back.
NOTE: The clevis (E) can also be flipped upside
down from position shown for more adjustment if
needed.
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8.10 Flip-Up Raking - (Only for BSR10 & BSR12)
In the presence of large volumes of product, there
is the possibility to exclude the action of the first
finger wheel to reduce the working capacity or
increase efficiency.
To determine this configuration, only for models
BSR10 and BSR12, you can raise up the first finger
wheel (FLIP-UP) and lock it in the raised position.
OPERATION
1.
Remove and retain 5-16” nut (D), washers 516” (B) and 3/8” washer (C), 5/16’x1” bolt (A) for
re-installation.
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OPERATION
2.
Move spring from position (A) and swing
around to position (B) and let it hang.
3.
Remount screw, washers, and nut in the same
position (A).
4.
Remove spring lock pin (A) and lock pin (B).
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Lift up from rake to maximum position.
6.
Insert the lock pin (A) and spring lock pin (B).
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5.
OPERATION
OPERATION
View from opposite side
8.11 Raking a Single Windrow or Swath
1.
Raise both raking wheels to maximum height.
2.
Install left-hand and right-hand transport lock pins (A) Ops-1969. Fasten with spring locking pins.
3.
If left-hand raking is desired, remove transport pin (A) Ops1969 from left-hand side and store as described
in “Preparing Rake for Field Operation”.
NOTE: Repeat process if right-hand raking is desired.
4.
Lower raking wheel assembly.
Lowering Wheel Assembly
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9. OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS
9.1 Center Kicker Wheel
Center Kicker Wheel (A) is used to fluff center part of windrow. It can be used when raking three windrows
together or after mower and tedder applications. Refer to Center Kicker Wheel Assembly Instructions in this
Operator’s Manual.
OPERATION
9.2 Wind Shield Kit
Wind Shield made of ABS plastic should be used:
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to provide smoother movement of the crop
to help keep fine or short crops in the windrow
to help prevent crops from sticking to the wheels
to help block heavy cross winds from interfering while raking
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10. OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
OPERATION
THE OPERATOR MUST COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR AND
IMPLEMENT AND ALL CONTROLS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE. The operator must read and
understand the Safety and Operation Sections of the implement and tractor operator’s manuals. These
manuals must be read and explained to any operator who cannot read. Never allow someone to operate the
implement and tractor without complete operating instructions.
Before starting any operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be worked in 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-U- 0015
10.1 Foreign Debris Hazards
Before raking, inspect the area to make sure there are no foreign objects that the rake teeth could hit or
become entangled with. Remove all foreign objects and debris. If objects are too big to remove, mark them
clearly and be sure to prevent the mower blades from contacting them.
If you hit a solid object or foreign debris, stop the implement and tractor at once. Immediately idle the engine
speed. 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 teeth are not damaged and the tines are
uniform before resuming operation.
Always wear your seat belt securely fastened and only operate the tractor and mower with the ROPS in the
raised position. If the tractor or implement hits a tree stump, rock, or bump, a sudden movement could throw
you off of the seat and under the tractor and/or implement. 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. OPS-RK-0007_A
10.2 Bystanders/Passersby Precautions
If a bystander comes within 300 feet of the tractor while the rake is being operated, stop the tractor at once,
and idle the engine. OPS-RK-0016
Stay alert and watch for trees, low hanging limbs,
power lines, and other overhead obstacles and solid
ground objects while you are operating. Use care
to avoid hitting these items. OPS-R-0028_A
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10.3 Shutting Down the Implement
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-BL- 0002
Before disconnecting the implement, move the
implement to a level storage location and lower it
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 from
under the implement and clear of any pinch points
caused by the tractor hitch arms and implement
pins. OPS-RK-0009_A
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)
Never unhitch without using the Tongue Jack. The Tongue is very heavy. Attempting to lift
the Tongue without using the Tongue Jack could cause strains or other injury. Allowing the
tongue to fall suddenly and unexpectedly could result in crushing injury. Use the Tongue
Jack for lifting the Implement only. Overloading the Tongue Jack can cause failure with
possible serious bodily injury or even death. (STI-04)
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11. DISCONNECTING THE IMPLEMENT FROM THE TRACTOR
OPERATION
1.
Park rake on level surface, or block ground
wheels so machine cannot roll after detaching
from tractor.
2.
Lower rake wheels, or raise rake wheels.
OPERATION
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If rake wheels are raised, install transport pins
(A) through arm support brackets and fasten
with spring-locking pins (C).
3. Engage tractor parking brake and/or place
transmission in “Park”.
4.
Shut off tractor engine and remove key.
5.
Push tractor SCV lever to the float position.
6.
Lower jackstand (B) and fasten with pin.
7.
Adjust rake hitch to support weight of rake on
jackstand.
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8.
Disconnect hydraulic hoses (A) from tractor
receptacles.
9.
Unhook safety chain (B).
10. Remove hitch pin (C)
11. Put tractor SCV lever in the neutral position.
OPERATION
RAKE STORAGE
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:
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Thoroughly clean all debris off the implement
to prevent damage from rotting hay and
standing water.
Lubricate all implement grease points and fill
gearbox oil levels as detailed in the
maintenance section.
Tighten all bolts and pins to the
recommended torque.
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.
Store the implement in a clean, dry place with
the implement housing resting securely on
blocks or at ground level.
Keep the implement from sitting in water, dirt
and other contaminants.
Use spray touch-up enamel where necessary
to prevent rust and maintain the appearance
of the rake. OPS-RK-0010
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OPERATION
Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off
the Equipment and be injured or killed. Inadvertent contact with controls can cause the
Implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others. (SG-25)
OPERATION
12. TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
Inherent hazards of operating the tractor and implement and the possibility of accidents are not left behind
when you finish working in 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-U- 0017
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
When transporting, only raise the rake enough to
clear ground obstacles to prevent tipping, especially
when traveling through rough terrain. OPS-RK0017
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 (32 kph). OPS-U- 0018
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12.1 Preparing Rake for Transport
Park rake on level surface.
2.
Engage tractor parking brake and/or place
transmission in “Park”.
3.
Shut off tractor engine and remove key.
4.
Make sure safety chain (A) is attached. Provide
only enough slack in chain to permit turning.
5.
Put jackstand (B) in storage position.
CAUTION: A safety chain will help control drawn
equipment should it accidentally separate from the
drawbar. A runaway machine could cause sever
injury or death to someone. Provide only enough
slack tin chain to permit turning. Do Not use safety
chain for towing.
6.
Be sure SMV emblem and reflectors are clean
and visible.
7.
Clean out any crop and chaff trapped between
rake tines and frame.
8.
Remove right-hand and left-hand transport lock
pins (D).
9.
Raise rake wheels to their maximum height.
CAUTION: To avoid bodily injury or death, install
transport lock pins to prevent rake arms from
dropping during transport and colliding with vehicles
or other fixed objects.
10. Install transport lock pins (D) through arm
support brackets. Fasten with spring-locking
pins (C).
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1.
OPERATION
12.2 Transporting on Public Roadways
OPERATION
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-BL-0003
Only tow the Implement behind a properly sized and equipped Tractor
which exceeds the weight of the Implement by at least 20%. DO NOT
tow the Implement behind a truck or other type of vehicle. Never tow the
Implement and another Implement connected in tandem. Never tow the
Implement at speeds over 20 MPH. (STI-06)
Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.
Falling off can result in serious injury or death. (SG-10)
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)
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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Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights,
headlights, and brake/tail lights are functioning
properly before proceeding onto public roads. While
newer model tractors have plenty of lighting to
provide warning signals and operating lighting, most
older models are only equipped with operating lights.
Consult an authorized tractor dealer for lighting kits
and modifications available to upgrade the lighting on
older tractor models. OPS-U- 0021
Reduce speed before turning or applying the brakes.
Ensure that both brake pedals are locked together
when operating on public roads. OPS-U- 0023
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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. OPSB- 0022
OPERATION
12.3 Safety Lights
OPERATION
The Bush Hog BSR Series Hay Rakes are shipped from the factory with Safety Lights installed on the rakes.
The Safety Lights attach to the tractor with a 7 pin connector provided on the wiring harness. Older tractor
models may not have the female connector for the harness to plug into and should be installed to the tractor by
a qualified person in order for the Safety Lights to function properly with the tractor light system.
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12.4 Hauling the Tractor and Implement
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
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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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
OPERATION
OPERATION
13. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Field not cleaned well.
Rake wheels too high.
Adjust rake wheels lower to ground.
Hay is bunching.
Tips of tines collecting dirt.
Incorrect ground speed.
Steel burrs on tines or hoops.
Ground wheels and wheel
supports obstruct flow of hay.
Remove paint and dirt from tips of tines.
Increase or decrease ground speed.
Remove burrs.
Adjust wheels and wheel supports
toward center of rake.
Rake wheel hoops breaking.
Excessive ground speed.
Excessive ground pressure.
Reduce ground speed.
Reduce ground pressure.
Tines breaking.
Excessive ground speed.
Excessive ground pressure.
Reduce ground speed.
Reduce ground pressure.
Rake wheel does not turn.
Inadequate lubrication.
Failed bearing.
Lubricate wheel. (See Maintenance)
Replace bearing.
Poor windrow preparation.
Rake wheels too high.
Broken or missing tines.
Excessive ground speed.
Slow ground speed.
Excessive ground pressure.
Lower rake wheels.
Replace tines.
Reduce ground speed.
Increase ground speed.
Reduce ground pressure.
Rake wheels on one side
do no turn.
Rake wheels too high.
Broken or missing tines.
Lower rake wheels.
Replace tines.
HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS
Hydraulic system inoperative.
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Hose from implement not properly Connect hose.
connected to tractor.
Hydraulic oil level too low in tractor. Check tractor operator’s manual.
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MAINTENANCE
Any repair work must be carried out with the machine at rest and disconnected from the
tractor.
Do not carry out welding without authorization and instruction from the manufacturer.
MAINTENANCE
Disconnect the machine from the tractor before any welding work. damage to battery could
result.
Always use a protective mask, goggles and gloves when welding, sanding or grinding or
when using a hammer or drill.
Always work on the machine out of doors. if you have to operate the machine when
connected to the tractor in an enclosed area (when testing after repair or maintenance),
ensure that there is sufficient ventilation so as to prevent noxious exhaust gases from
accumulating.
Do not use gasoline, solvents or other flammable liquids as detergents.
Use commercial non-flammable and non-toxic solvents.
Do not use compressed air or water at high pressure to clean the machine. if this is
unavoidable, then wear goggles with side protection and limit the pressure as much as
possible. when the work is finished, and with the machine disconnected from the tractor,
inspect and check the machine completely.
The following should be noted if the machine is scrapped:
The machine consists mainly of ferrous material which must be disposed of according to the regulations in
force in the country concerned.
There is also a small amount of plastic which must be disposed of according to the regulations in force in the
country concerned.
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MAINTENANCE
LUBRICATION
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The recommended intervals are based on normal conditions. Severe or unusual conditions may require
shorter intervals.
Perform each lubrication and maintenance illustrated in this section at the beginning of the season and at
the end of the season.
Clean lubrication fittings before lubricating. Replace lost or broken fittings immediately. If a new fitting fails
to take grease, remove and check for failure of adjoining parts.
1. Follow hourly (C) intervals on grease symbols (A) and oil symbols (B).
2. GREASE SYMBOL
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(A) Lubricate with High Temp EP grease or equivalent SAE multipurpose grease (Unless otherwise specified) at hourly intervals indicated on the symbols.
3. OIL SYMBOL
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(B) Lubricate with SAE 30 or heavier oil at hourly intervals indicated on the symbols.
Grease
Use grease, based on NLGI consistency numbers and the expected air temperature range during the service
interval.
The following greases are preferred:
HD POLYUREA GREASE
The following
recommended:
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types
of
grease
are
also
HD MOLY GREASE
HD LITHIUM COMPLEX GREASE
HD WATER RESISTANT GREASE
GREASE-GARD
Other greases may be used if they meet the
following:
NLGI Performance Classification CG-LB
IMPORTANT: Some types of grease thickener are
not compatible with other.
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Lubrication Symbols
MAINTENANCE
Synthetic Lubricants
Conditions in certain geographical areas may require lubricant recommendations different from those printed in
this manual.
Some coolants and lubricants may not be available in your location.
Consult your dealer to obtain information and recommendations.
MAINTENANCE
Synthetic lubricants may be used it they meet the performance requirements as shown in the manual.
The temperature limits and service intervals shown in this manual apply to both conventional and synthetic oils.
Refined base stock products may be used if the finished lubricant meets the performance requirements.
Lubricant Storage
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Your equipment can operate at top efficiency only when clean lubricants are used.
Use clean containers to handle all lubricants.
Whenever possible, store lubricants and containers in an area protected from dust, moisture, and other
contamination.
Make certain that all containers are properly marked to identify their contents.
Properly dispose of all old containers and any residual lubricant they may contain.
Rake Wheels
Every 10 Hours
Left-Hand & Right-Hand Finger
Every 50 Hours - Grease Lightly
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Left-Hand and Right-Hand Pivots
Every 50 Hours - Grease lightly
MAINTENANCE
Jackstand
Every 100 Hours - Oil Threads
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ANNUAL MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
Repack Wheel Bearings:
1. Raise one side of machine and install support
stands.
2. Remove wheel.
3. Remove hub cap cotter pin, and wheel nut.
4. Remove washer, bearing, and wheel hub.
5. Remove rear seal and bearing.
6. Clean all parts in solvent and blow dry with
compressed air, Replace any worn or damaged
parts,
7. Pack bearings with EP Moly or an equivalent
SAE multipurpose type grease, or wheel
bearing grease. Coat rear seal with same
grease.
8. Install rear bearing and seal.
9. Install wheel hub, front bearing, washer and
nut. Tighten nut until a slight rag is felt when
hub is turned. Back nut off just enough to install
cotter pin in hole in spindle.
10. Install hub cap and wheel, Refer to
Maintenance section for bolt torque chart.
11. Repeat procedure on other wheel.
12. Check wheel hardware torque after one hour of
operation and at 50 hour intervals.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Periodically inspect rake and make necessary repairs.
Check frame for fatigue or cracking. Replace or repair worn or damaged parts.
Check decals; replace is missing or damaged.
Check bolts and fasteners; tighten or replace as necessary.
Check tire pressure. Inflate to 50 psi.
Check tires and rims for damage.
Check condition or raking wheels for loose hardware, loose bearings, and broken or bent tires.
Check hydraulic cylinders and hoses for leaks or damage.
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MAINTENANCE
SERVICE
Servicing Tires Safely
Explosive separation of a tire and rim parts can cause serious injury or death.
Always maintain the correct tire pressure. Do not
inflate the tires above the recommended pressure.
Never weld or heat a wheel and tire assembly. The
heat can cause an increase in air pressure resulting
in a tire explosion. Welding can structurally weaken
or deform the wheel/
When inflating tires, use a clip-on chuck and
extension hose long enough to allow you to stand to
one side and NOT in front of or over the tire
assembly. Use a safety cage is available.
Check wheels for low pressure, cuts, bubbles,
damaged rims or missing lug bolts and nuts.
Servicing Rake Safely
Avoid serious injury from falling rake wheels during service. Make sure bystanders are clear
before lowering rake wheels.
Do not service or adjust machine with rake wheels
raised.
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MAINTENANCE
Do not attempt to mount a tire unless you have the
proper equipment to perform the job.
MAINTENANCE
Replacing Wheel Tines
To replace a tine:
MAINTENANCE
1. Remove two round-head bolts (A), nuts, clip
and tine.
2. Install new tine. Fasten with clip, round-head
bolts (A) and nuts.
Identifying Left-Hand and Right-Hand Rake Wheels
To identify left-hand and right-hand rake wheels:
1. Put rake wheels against a wall with tine
mounting clamp plates facing inward.
2. If the last bend in the tines curve to a clockwise
direction, it is left-hand rake wheel.(A).
3. If the tines curve in a counterclockwise
direction, it is a right-hand rake wheel (B).
STORAGE
End of Season
To prepare your Rake for storage:
1. Clean the rake following instructions and allow it to dry. Trash and dirt will draw moisture and cause rust.
2. Thoroughly tighten all screws, bolts, nuts and hydraulic fittings.
3. Store the rake on a clean, dry surface in the down (working) position.
4. Grease the machine thoroughly and then cover it completely.
5. Apply a thin layer of grease on exposed cylinder rods to prevent rusting.
6. Check hydraulic hoses for deterioration and replace if necessary.
7. Lubricate all points and slides before storage. This prevents corrosion.
8. Repair or replace worn or broken parts
9. Paint all parts where necessary.
10. Replace damaged or missing decals.
11. List replacement parts needed and order then early.
NOTE: Now would be a good time to replace all damaged or worn parts, and have a machine in perfect
condition ready for use the next season.
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MAINTENANCE
During extended periods of inactivity it is necessary to close the cylinders completely. This
must be done in is such a way as to protect the rods from weather effects.
Beginning of Season
Review operator’s manual and check adjustments.
Lubricate complete machine (See Lubrication and Maintenance Section)
Check air pressure in tires. Correct tire pressure is 35 psi.
Check all hardware for tightness.
If any major moving parts have been replaced make sure they run properly.
FINAL INSPECTION AND LUBRICATION
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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Attach rake to tractor (Refer to Attaching and Detaching Section in Operator’s Manual)
Make sure rake has enough clearance to raise and lower
Raise and lower rake.
Shut off tractor. Check hydraulic system for leaks. Oil coming out of lift cylinder vent for the first few cycles
is normal.
5. Lubricate entire machine. (See Lubrication and Maintenance Section in Operator’s Manual)
BOLT TORQUE VALUES
Because of the severe operating conditions, correct bolt torque is very important. An improperly torqued bolt
can be easily shaken loose or broken by the vibrations. When replacing bolts, always use the same grade of
bolt as used originally. Use the chart as a guide to tightening all bolts. Torque values listed are for general use
only.
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Maintenance Section 5-9
MAINTENANCE
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
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Maintenance Section 5-10
TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER
To keep your implement running efficiently and safely, read your manual thoroughly and follow these directions
and the Safety Messages in this Manual. The Table of Contents clearly identifies each section where you can
easily find the information you need.
The OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (1928.51 Subpart C) makes these minimum safety
requirements of tractor operators:
REQUIRED OF THE OWNER:
1. Provide a Roll-Over-Protective Structure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and
2. Provide Seat belts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and
3. Ensure that each employee uses such Seat belt while the tractor is moving; and
4. Ensure that each employee tightens the Seat belt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected
area provided by the ROPS
REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR:
1. Securely fasten seat belt if the tractor has a ROPS.
2. Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.
3. Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.
4. Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
5. Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.
6. Do not permit others to ride.
7. Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.
8. Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
9. When the tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock, if available.
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Keep children away from danger all day, every day...
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Equip tractors with rollover protection (ROPS) and keep
all machinery guards in place...
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Please work, drive, play and live each day with care
and concern for your safety and that of your family and
fellow citizens.
BSR SERIES HAY RAKE
BSR-SOM- 03/14
Printed U.S.A
P/N 50074094
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