Troy-Bilt 24A07MP766 CSV 070 Chipper Shredder Vac Operators Manual

Troy-Bilt 24A07MP766 CSV 070 Chipper Shredder Vac Operators Manual
Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
Self Propelled Yard Vacuum/Chipper/Shredder
with Vacuum/Hose — Model CSV 070
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
TROY-BILT LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-09847
(May 1, 2014)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Chipper/Shredder Vacuum
manufactured by Troy-Bilt. It was carefully engineered to
provide excellent performance when properly operated and
maintained.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. We reserve
the right to change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
If applicable, the power testing information used to establish
the power rating of the engine equipped on this machine can be
found at www.opei.org or the engine manufacturer’s web site.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone a authorized Troy-Bilt service dealer or contact us directly.
Troy-Bilt’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website
address and mailing address can be found on this page. We want
to ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices......................................... 3
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 7
Controls & Features.................................................10
Operation.................................................................11
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................13
Service......................................................................16
Troubleshooting......................................................18
Replacement Parts................................................. 20
Warranty................................................................. 24
Record Product Information
Model Number
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by standing at the operator’s position and looking
down at the rear of the deck. This information will be necessary,
should you seek technical support via our web site, Customer
Support Department, or with a local authorized service dealer.
Serial Number
Customer Support
Please do NOT return the machine to the retailer or dealer without first contacting the Customer Support Department.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
◊
Visit us on the web at www.troybilt.com
See How-to Maintenance and Parts Installation Videos at www.troybilt.com/tutorials
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Call a Customer Support Representative at (800) 828-5500 or (330) 558-7220
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Write to Troy-Bilt LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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WARNING: This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed,
could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow
all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol - HEED ITS WARNING!
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating fingers, hands,
toes and feet and throwing debris. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
Training
1.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
2.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
3.
Never allow children under 16 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 16 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and be trained and supervised by an
adult.
8.
Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or discharge
opening, remove or empty bag, or inspect and repair the
machine while the engine is running. Shut the engine off
and wait until all moving parts have come to a complete
stop. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against
the engine.
Preparation
1.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to
be used. Remove all rocks, bottles, cans, or other foreign
objects which could be picked up or thrown and cause
personal injury or damage to the machine.
2.
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation and while performing an adjustment or repair,
to protect your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can
cause serious injury to the eyes.
3.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes or jewelry can be
caught in movable parts. Never operate this machine
in bare feet or sandals. Wear leather work gloves when
feeding material in the chipper chute.
4.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
instruction.
5.
Keep bystanders, pets, and children at least 75 feet from
the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
6.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas.
4.
7.
Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in the
feeding chambers and discharge opening. Contact with
the rotating impeller can amputate fingers, hands, and
feet.
Before starting, check all bolts and screws for proper
tightness to be sure the machine is in safe working
condition. Also, visually inspect machine for any damage at
frequent intervals.
5.
Maintain or replace safety and instructions labels, as
necessary.
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Safe Handling of Gasoline:
4.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme care
in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can occur when
gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
1.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
2.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer
bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the
ground away from your vehicle before filling.
3.
When practical, remove gas-powered equipment from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not
possible, then refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser
nozzle.
4.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or
container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
5.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of
ignition.
6.
Never fuel machine indoors.
7.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is hot or
running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
8.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½
inch below bottom of filler neck to allow space for fuel
expansion.
9.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
10.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment.
Move unit to another area. Wait 5 minutes before starting
the engine.
a.
Inspect for damage.
b.
Repair or replace any damaged parts.
c.
Check for any loose parts and tighten to assure
continued safe operation.
5.
Do not allow an accumulation of processed material to
build up in the discharge area. This can prevent proper
discharge and result in kickback of material through the
feed opening.
6.
Do not attempt to shred or chip material larger than
specified on the machine or in this manual. Personal injury
or machine damage could result.
7.
Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or discharge
opening while the engine is running. Shut the engine off,
wait until all moving parts have stopped, disconnect the
spark plug wire and ground it against the engine before
clearing debris.
8.
Never operate without vacuum bag and discharge chute
properly attached to the machine. Never empty or change
vacuum bag while the engine is running. Vacuum bag must
be kept closed at all times during operation.
9.
Never operate without either the inlet nozzle or optional
hose attachment (if applicable) properly attached to
the machine. Never attempt to attach or change either
attachment while the engine is running.
10.
Keep all guards, deflectors and safety devices in place and
operating properly.
11.
To reduce fire hazards, keep machine free of grass, leaves,
or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and
remove any fuel soaked debris.
11.
Keep your face and body back and to the side of the
chipper chute while feeding material into the machine to
avoid accidental kickback injuries.
12.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light as on a water
heater, space heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other gas
appliances.
12.
Never operate this machine without good visibility or light.
Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm hold on the
handles.
13.
Do not operate this machine on a paved, gravel or nonlevel surface.
14.
Do not operate this machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
15.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
16.
Never pick up or carry machine while the engine is running.
17.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgement. Contact Customer Support for
assistance and the name of the nearest service dealer.
Operation
1.
2.
3.
4
If the impeller strikes a foreign object or if your machine
should start making an unusual noise or vibration,
immediately shut the engine off. Allow the impeller to
come to a complete stop. Disconnect the spark plug wire,
ground it against the engine and perform the following
steps:
Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in the
feeding chambers and discharge opening. Contact with
the rotating impeller can amputate fingers, hands, and
feet.
Before starting the machine, make sure the chipper chute,
feed intake, and cutting chamber are empty and free of all
debris.
Thoroughly inspect all material to be shredded and remove
any metal, rocks, bottles, cans, or other foreign objects
which could cause personal injury or damage to the
machine.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Maintenance & Storage
Do not modify engine
1.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
2.
Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent
intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition.
Also, visually inspect machine for any damage and repair,
if needed.
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
3.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, stop the engine
and make certain the impeller and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it
against the engine to prevent unintended starting.
4.
Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
5.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
6.
Follow this manual for safe loading, unloading,
transporting, and storage of this machine.
7.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light such as a water
heater, furnace, clothes dryer, etc.
8.
Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.
9.
Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper
instructions on off-season storage.
10.
If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors.
11.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
12.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
this product has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
or 60 hours of operation. At the end of the Average Useful
Life have the machine inspected annually by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety
systems are working properly and not worn excessively.
Failure to do so can result in accidents, injuries or death.
Notice Regarding Emissions
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and
may include the following emission control systems: Engine
Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC), Secondary Air
Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Spark Arrestor
WARNING: This machine is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and should not be used
on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrestor meeting applicable local or state laws (if
any).
If a spark arrestor is used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator. In the State of California the
above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public
Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws
apply on federal lands.
A spark arrestor for the muffler is available through your
nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Keep hands out of inlet and discharge openings while machine is running. There are rotating
blades inside
BYSTANDERS
Keep bystanders, pets, and children at least 75 feet from the machine while it is in operation.
Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
WARNING— THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can ricochet.
EYE PROTECTION
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles when operating this machine.
WARNING— GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE
Allow the engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.
WARNING— CARBON MONOXIDE
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
WARNING: Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and
follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Carton
•
One Chipper/Shredder Vacuum
•
One Operator’s Manual
•
One Engine Operator’s Manual
•
One Upper and Lower Handle
•
One Hose Assembly
•
One Safety Glasses
•
One Bag
•
One Bottle of Oil
•
One Hose Extension
Assembly
2.
NOTE: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine.
Fill up gasoline and oil as instructed in the accompanying engine
manual BEFORE operating your chipper shredder vacuum.
Unfold the upper handle until it aligns with lower handle.
Make sure the rope guide is on the right side of upper
handle. See Figure 3-2a.
Handle
1.
Remove the hairpin clips from the handle brackets and the
carriage screws and wing nuts from the lower handle.
a.
Place the bottom holes in lower handle over the pins
on the handle brackets and secure with hairpin clips.
See Figure 3-1.
b
a
b
b
Figure 3-2
a
IMPORTANT: Make sure the cables are routed outside the
lower handle. Also, do not crimp the cables while lifting up
the handles.
3.
Secure the two handles by tightening the star knobs
(carriage bolts must be seated properly into the handle).
See Figure 3-2b.
Figure 3-1
b.
Insert carriage screws through upper hole in lower
handle from the inside and secure with wing nuts.
See Figure 3-1.
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4.
Pull the two cable ties attached to the cables tight
approximately 8 inches from each cable end and place the
cables into the cable guide.
2.
Pull spring loaded pin out on the base and align pin with
the first hole (closest to the end of the tube) in the hose
adapter. See Figure 3-4B.
5.
Loosen the wing nut that secures the rope guide to the
right side of upper handle.
3.
Release the pin to lock the hose in place.
4.
Lay hose tubing in curved end of hose handle next to
chipper chute and into hose cradle. See Figure 3-5A & B.
a.
Slowly pull starter rope out of engine.
b.
Slip the starter rope into the rope guide. See Figure
3-3.
C
b
a
A
B
c
Figure 3-5
5.
Figure 3-3
c.
Tighten the wing nut.
Hose Assembly
1.
Slide hose adapter of hose assembly into the base adapter
located on the left front of the chipper shredder vacuum.
See Figure 3-4A.
A
Align Pin
with this
Hole
B
Figure 3-4
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Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
Snap the hose handle first into the upper hose handle
bracket and then into the lower hose handle bracket. See
Figure 3-5C.
Adjustments
Bag
1.
Grasp bag handle with one hand and slide locking rod on
mounting bracket with other hand toward engine. Use
the end of mounting bracket as leverage when sliding the
locking rod. See Figure 3-6.
Nozzle Height
The nozzle can be adjusted to any six positions, ranging from
5/8” to 4 1/8” ground clearance. The nozzle height has to be
adjusted according to chipper shredder conditions.
1.
Depress nozzle height adjustment lever towards wheel.
See Figure 3-7.
3
2
2
1
3
4
1
Figure 3-6
2.
Slip bag over the rim of the discharge opening and release
locking rod to secure bag in place.
3.
Snap bag clip to the top of the lower handle.
4.
Place the lower straps on the bag over the top of lower
handle, hooking them on the studs. See Figure 3-6.
NOTE: The bag/chute switch button attached to the
mounting bracket must be fully depressed by the tip of
front tab on bag handle when securing the bag or engine
will not start.
Figure 3-7
2.
Move the height adjustment lever forward or backward to
adjust the nozzle upwards or downwards. Make sure both
levers are in the same position.
3.
Release lever towards deck. See Figure 3-7.
NOTE: In general, raise the nozzle height to vacuum a
thick layer of leaves. Lower the nozzle height for smoother
surfaces.
Set-Up
Gas and Oil Fill-Up
Refer to the separate engine owner’s manual for additional
engine information.
1.
Add oil provided before starting unit for the first time out
of the box.
2.
Service the engine with gasoline as instructed in the
separate engine owner’s manual.
WARNING: Use extreme care when handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Never fuel the machine
indoors or while the engine is hot or running.
Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
WARNING: Never fill fuel tank indoors with engine
running or until the engine has been allowed to cool
for at least two minutes after running.
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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4
Controls and Features
Drive Control
Speed Control
Recoil Starter
Bag
Hose Handle
Hose Assembly
Hose Extension
Chipper Chute
Nozzle/Hose
Vac Lever
Nozzle
Nozzle Height
Adjustment Lever
WARNING: The operation of any chipper shredder
can result in foreign objects being thrown into the
eyes, which can damage your eyes severely. Always
wear the safety glasses provided with this unit or
eye shields while operating or while performing any
adjustments or repairs.
Yard waste such as leaves or pine needles can be vacuumed up
through the nozzle for shredding.
Hose Assembly
Drive Control
Used as an alternative to the nozzle to vacuum yard waste such
as leaves or pine needles.
Located on the underside of the upper handle, the drive control
is used to engage/disengage wheels. Fully squeeze the drive
control against the upper handle to engage the wheels; release
to disengage. (DO NOT slip clutch).
Hose Extension
Speed Control
Used to vacuum yard waste in hard to reach places of yard.
Nozzle/ Hose Vac Lever
Located on the left side of the upper handle, the speed control is
used to select the forward speed of the yard vacuum.
The nozzle/hose vac handle is located on top of the nozzle. Use
it to switch vacuum suction between the nozzle and the hose
assembly.
Chipper Chute
Hose Handle
Allows twigs and small branches up to 1-1/2” in diameter to be
fed into the impeller for chipping.
Used to guide hose assembly when vacuuming.
Nozzle Height Adjustment Lever
Used to adjust the nozzle ground clearance ranging
approximately 5/8” to 4 1/8”.
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Nozzle
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter is attached to the right upper handle. Stand
behind unit and pull the recoil starter to start engine.
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Operation
Starting & Stopping Engine
5.
Refer to the Engine Operator’s manual packed with your chipper/
shredder vacuum for instructions on starting and stopping the
engine.
Twist the two buttons on the back of the bag to unlock and
empty contents. See Figure 5-2. Hold bag handle and bag
clip while emptying the contents.
To Empty Bag
1.
Unhook bag straps from the lower handle.
2.
Unsnap bag clip from the top of lower handle. See Figure
5-1.
2
Buttons
4
Inner
Flap
Outer Flap
Figure 5-2
3
1
Figure 5-1
3.
Grasp bag handle with one hand and pull lock rod on
mounting bracket with other hand toward engine to
release.
4.
Lift bag off back of unit.
6.
Compress bag opening and fold inner flap over opening.
7.
Fold outer flap over inner flap and insert buttons on the
bag through metal outlets. See Figure 5-2.
8.
Twist the buttons to lock bag. Place bag back onto unit as
instructed in Assembly & Set-Up.
WARNING: Do not at any time make any
adjustments without first stopping engine and
disconnecting spark plug wire.
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Using The Nozzle Vacuum
Using The Hose Assembly
Yard waste such as leaves and pine needles can be vacuumed
up through the nozzle for shredding. After material has been
shredded by the flail blades on the impeller assembly, it will be
discharged into catcher bag. Do not attempt to shred or chip
any material other than vegetation found in a normal yard (i.e.
branches, leaves, twigs, etc.) Avoid fibrous plants such as tomato
vines until they are thoroughly dried out. Materials such as stalks
or heavy branches up to 1 1/2” in diameter may be fed into the
chipper chute.
1.
1.
Place nozzle/hose vac lever in the bottom position on the
nozzle to redirect vacuum to the hose assembly. See Figure
5-4.
Place nozzle/hose vac lever in the top position on the
nozzle to vacuum through nozzle. See Figure 5-3.
Figure 5-4
Figure 5-3
2.
The spring loaded pin must be in the first hole (closest to
the end of the tube) of the hose adapter to operate the
nozzle vac. See Figure 5-3.
3.
Place both hands on top of upper handle and fully lift the
drive control against upper handle to propel unit over yard
waste.
4.
Use the speed control to choose either the high or low
speed. The speed control may be moved either while the
unit is propelling or before engaging the wheels.
2.
The spring loaded pin must be in the second hole of the
hose adapter to operate the hose assembly. See Figure 5-4.
3.
Unhook the hose from upper and lower hose handle
brackets and grasp the hose handle to guide the hose
while vacuuming yard waste such as leaves or pine needles.
4.
If necessary, attach the hose extension to vacuum in hard
to reach places as follows:
a.
Insert round end of hose extension into end of hose
assembly.
b.
Secure strap on hose extension to pin on hose
assembly. See Figure 5-5.
IMPORTANT: Move the speed control only when the
engine is running. Changing the speed control setting with
the engine off can damage the chipper/shredder vacuum.
WARNING: Do not attempt to shred, chip, or
vacuum any material larger than specified on the
machine or in this manual. Personal injury or
damage to the machine could result.
B
A
IMPORTANT: The flail screen is located inside the housing in
the discharge area. If the flail screen becomes clogged, remove
and clean as instructed in Maintenance & Adjustments. For best
performance, it is also important to keep the chipper blade
sharp.
Figure 5-5
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Section 5— Operation
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Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance
Equipment Care
General Recommendations
•
Clean the chipper/shredder vacuum thoroughly after each
use.
•
Always observe safety rules when performing any
maintenance.
•
Wash bag periodically with water. Allow to dry thoroughly
in shade.
•
The warranty on this chipper/shredder vacuum does not
cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or
negligence. To receive full value from warranty, operator
must maintain the equipment as instructed here.
•
If the flail screen becomes clogged, remove and clean as
instructed below.
•
Changing of engine-governed speed will void engine
warranty.
•
All adjustments should be checked at least once each
season.
•
Periodically check all fasteners and make sure these are
tight.
NOTE: Cleaning with a forceful spray of water is not
recommended as it could contaminate the fuel system.
Engine Care
Refer to the Maintenance section of the Engine Owner/ Operator
manual packed with your unit. Read and follow instructions
carefully.
WARNING: Before performing any type of
maintenance on the machine, wait for all parts to
stop moving and disconnect the spark plug wire.
Failure to follow this instruction could result in
personal injury or property damage.
WARNING: Always stop engine, disconnect spark
plug, and ground against engine before performing
any type of maintenance on your machine.
Lubrication
1.
Lubricate each wheel shoulder screw (rear wheel) and pivot
arm axle (front wheel) once a season with light oil.
2.
Lubricate the pivot points of the nozzle height adjustment
levers once a season with light oil.
3.
Lubricate the locking rod with light oil to ease the
application of attaching on or removing bag.
4.
Lubricate the nozzle/hose vac lever on top of the nozzle
once a season with light oil. See Figure 6-1.
•
Check engine oil level before each use as instructed in the
separate engine manual.
•
Clean or replace air cleaner every 25 hours under normal
conditions. Clean every few hours under extremely dusty
conditions. To service the air cleaner, refer to the engine
manual.
•
The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset once
a season. Check engine manual for correct plug type and
gap specifications.
•
Clean engine regularly with a cloth or brush. Keep the
top of the engine clean to permit proper air circulation.
Remove all grass, dirt, and combustible debris from muffler
area.
Figure 6-1
5.
Follow the separate engine manual packed with your unit
for lubrication instructions.
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Removing the Flail Screen
5.
If the discharge area becomes clogged, remove the flail screen
and clean area as follows:
1.
Stop the engine. Make certain the chipper/shredder
vacuum has come to a complete stop.
2.
Before unclogging the discharge chute, disconnect and
ground the spark plug wire to retaining post.
3.
Remove the vacuum bag from the unit as instructed in the
OPERATION section to obtain access to flail screen.
4.
Remove the three self tapping screws securing the belt
cover, and remove belt cover. See Figure 6-2.
Remove self tapping screw on right side of unit that
attaches to the flail screen. It may be necessary to remove
the hose bracket hanger to get access to the screw. See
Figure 6-3.
Figure 6-3
6.
Remove hex screw on top of rear housing near mounting
bracket and the flange lock nut that secures flail screen.
See Figure 6-3.
7.
Remove and clean the screen by scraping or washing with
water. See Figure 6-4.
8.
Reinstall the screen.
Figure 6-2
Figure 6-4
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Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
Adjustments
4.
Drive Control Cable
Adjust the drive control cable if the yard vacuum does not self
propel with the drive control engaged, or if the unit hesitates
while the engine maintains the same speed after approximately
20 hours of use.
There is now sufficient slack in the drive control cable to
grasp the z-fitting with your hand and move it from the
front hole to the rear hole of the drive control. See Figure
6-6.
To move the z-fitting of the drive control cable from its factory
set position in the front hole of the drive control to the rear hole,
proceed as follows:
1.
Push the right side of the control out of the right hole in the
upper handle. See Figure 6-5.
1
2
Figure 6-6
3
IMPORTANT: Make sure to insert the z-fitting into the rear
hole as it was inserted in the front hole, that is from the
outside of the drive control.
5.
Figure 6-5
2.
Pivot control down towards the lower handle.
3.
Pivot straight up to remove it from the left hole in the
upper handle. See Figure 6-5.
You may now carefully reinstall the drive control by
performing the previous steps in the opposite order and
manner of removal.
IMPORTANT: Once assembled and prior to restarting, make
sure that the cable is properly adjusted. With the drive
control disengaged, the unit should freely pull in reverse.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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7
Service
Blade Care
Front Support Brace/
Lock Nut
WARNING: Before performing any type of
maintenance on the machine, wait for all parts to
stop moving and disconnect the spark plug wire.
Failure to follow this instruction could result in
personal injury or property damage.
Bell
Washer
Thrust
Washer
NOTE: When tipping the unit, empty the oil and fuel tank and
keep engine spark plug side up.
1.
Disconnect and ground the spark plug wire to retaining
post.
2.
Remove bag assembly or blower chute.
3.
Remove the three hex cap screws holding the hose hanger
bracket and chipper chute to the upper housing. See
Figure 7-1.
Pivot Arm
Assembly
Shoulder
Screw
Wave
Washer
Wheel
Lock Nut
Figure 7-2
5.
Remove the shoulder screws, thrust washers, and bell
washers that go through the pivot arms to the front
support brace. The front support brace and lock nut can be
removed at this time as well.
6.
Remove the four screws on the upper housing that secure
the nozzle cover. See Figure 7-3.
Figure 7-1
4.
Remove the flange lock nuts, front wheels, and wave
washers that attach to the pivot arm assemblies. See Figure
7-2.
Figure 7-3
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7.
Carefully tilt and support the unit up to provide access
underneath to the nozzle mounting hardware and impeller.
Remove the three shoulder bolts securing the black plastic
lower flail housing to the lower housing. Refer to Figure
7-4.
10.
The nuts on the flat head cap screws can be reached
from underneath using a 1/2-inch socket, universal, and
extension. See Figure 7-6.
Impeller
Nuts
Figure 7-6
11.
Figure 7-4
8.
Tilt top of black plastic lower flail housing toward the
engine to remove.
9.
Using a 3/16” allen wrench, remove the flat head cap
screws that hold the chipper blade to the impeller. These
screws are accessible through the opening created when
the chipper chute was removed earlier. See Figure 7-5.
Replace or sharpen chipper blade. The blade can be
sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel.
WARNING: The chipper blade is sharp. When
sharpening blade, wear leather work gloves to
protect your hands and follow the original angle of
grind.
12.
Reassemble by performing the previous steps in the
opposite order and manner of removal.
NOTE: Tighten blade screws to 210 - 250 in-lbs. Make
certain chipper blade is reassembled with the sharp edge
facing upward.
Flat Head
Cap Screws
Off-Season Storage
Chipper
Blade
•
When storing the chipper/shredder vacuum in an
unventilated or metal storage shed, care should be taken
to rustproof the non-painted surfaces. Using a light oil
or silicone, coat the equipment, especially any springs,
bearings, and cables.
•
Remove all dirt from exterior of engine and equipment.
•
Follow lubrication recommendations.
•
Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage
instructions.
•
Store equipment in a clean, dry area. Do not store in an
area where equipment is present that may use a pilot light
or has a component that can create a spark.
Figure 7-5
Section 7 — Service
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8
Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine Fails to start
Engine runs erratic
Engine overheats
Occasional skips
(hesitates) at
high speed
Cause
Remedy
1. Throttle lever (if equipped) not in correct
starting position.
1. Move throttle lever to FAST or START
position.
2. Engine switch (if equipped) in OFF position.
2. Move engine switch to ON position.
3. Spark plug wire disconnected.
3. Connect wire to spark plug.
4. Choke not in CHOKE position (if equipped).
4. Move choke lever to CHOKE position.
5. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
5. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
6. Fuel shut-off valve closed (if equipped).
6. Turn on fuel shut-off valve.
7. Faulty spark plug.
7. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
8. Bag/chute switch button is not fully
depressed.
8. Make certain the bag is correctly secured,
and the bag/chute switch button is fully
depressed.
1. Spark plug boot loose.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug boot.
2. Unit running on CHOKE (if equipped).
2. Move choke lever to OFF position.
3. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
3. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
gasoline.
4. Low engine RPM.
4. Always run engine at full throttle.
5. Water or dirt in fuel system.
5. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
6. Dirty air cleaner.
6. Refer to engine manual.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
7. See authorized service dealer.
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
2. Refer to engine manual.
1. Spark plug gap too close.
1. Remove spark plug and adjust gap to .030”.
2. Carburetor idle mixture adjustment
improperly set.
2. See authorized service dealer.
Continued on next page
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Problem
Cause
Remedy
Excessive Vibration
1. Loose parts or damaged impeller.
2. See authorized service dealer.
Unit does not discharge
1. Discharge area clogged.
1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Clean flail screen and inside
of discharge opening.
2. Foreign object lodged in impeller.
2. Stop engine and disconnect spark plug wire.
Remove lodged object.
3. Low engine RPM.
3. Always run engine at full throttle.
4. Vacuum bag is full.
4. Empty bag.
Rate of discharge slows
considerably or composition
of discharged material
changes
1. Low engine RPM.
1. Always run engine at full throttle.
2. Chipper blade dull.
2. Replace chipper blade or see your authorized
service dealer.
Unit fails to propel itself
or slips when drive
control is engaged
1. Drive control cable out of adjustment.
1. Follow adjustment procedure in
Maintenance & Adjustments section of
manual.
2. Drive belt worn or damaged.
2. See authorized service dealer.
Section 8 — Troubleshooting
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
951-14437
Spark Plug
951-14632
Air Cleaner Kit
951-14407
Fuel Cap Assembly
951-10358A
Fuel Filter
664-04029
Bag
981-0490
Chipper Blade
719-0329
Flail Blade (2 total)
634-04592
634-05039
Wheel (Front)
Wheel (Rear)
954-0369
Belt
Phone (800) 828-5500 or (330) 558-7220 to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and
serial number ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.troybilt.com.
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Notes
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Troy-Bilt LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United
States and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products
Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased and used
in Canada and/or its territories and possessions (either entity
respectively, “Troy-Bilt”).
b.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior
finish due to use or exposure.
c.
This warranty is in addition to any applicable emissions warranty
provided with your product.
Service completed by someone other than an authorized
service dealer.
d.
Troy-Bilt does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and
their respective possessions and territories, except those sold
through Troy-Bilt’s authorized channels of export distribution.
e.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Troy-Bilt parts.
f.
Transportation charges and service calls.
g.
Troy-Bilt does not warrant this product for commercial use.
“Troy-Bilt” warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts
and Attachments as described below) against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing
on the date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or
replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in materials
or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only apply if this
product has been operated and maintained in accordance with
the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and has not
been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident,
improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water,
or damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage
resulting from the installation or use of any part, accessory or
attachment not approved by Troy-Bilt for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting
damage.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items
such as: batteries, belts, blades, blade adapters, tines, grass bags,
wheels, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes, friction
wheels, shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
Attachments — Troy-Bilt warrants attachments for this product
against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one
(1) year, commencing on the date of the attachment’s original
purchase or lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items
such as: grass collectors and mulch kits.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service dealer.
To locate the dealer in your area:
In the U.S.A.
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact Troy-Bilt LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-866-840-6483,
1-330-558-7220 or log on to our Web site at www.troybilt.com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, or call
1-800-668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
cases:
a.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate
one- year warranty.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, applies
after the applicable period of express written warranty above
as to the parts as identified. No other express warranty,
whether written or oral, except as mentioned above, given
by any person or entity, including a dealer or retailer, with
respect to any product, shall bind Troy-Bilt. During the period
of the warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement
of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole
and exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Troy-Bilt shall
not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage
including, without limitation, expenses incurred for substitute
or replacement lawn care services or for rental expenses to
temporarily replace a warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount
of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety
features of the product shall void this warranty. You assume the
risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property
and/or to others and their property arising out of the misuse or
inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
Troy-Bilt LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-866-840-6483, 1-330-558-7220
MTD Canada Limited - KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238
GDOC-100166 REV. A
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