User Manual Commander T Series Models

User Manual Commander T Series Models
User Manual
Commander T Series
Models:
T82, T82 Europe, T90,
Gasoline, LP & Diesel
PowerBoss, Inc.
A Member Of The Hako Group
Commander T Series PB# 4100032 Rev.B 09/11
PowerBoss, Inc. Copyright 2011
PB# 4100032 Rev. C 03/12
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PREFACE
PREFACE
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PREFACE
This is the User Manual for the PowerBoss Commander T Series Sweeper Scrubber.
This manual covers all Standard Commander T Series machine variations beginning May 2009.
We believe this machine will provide excellent service for many years.
However, the best results will be obtained if:
• The machine is operated with reasonable care.
• The machine is maintained regularly per the maintenance schedule provided in the User Manual.
• The machine is maintained with PowerBoss Inc. supplied or equivalent parts.
All right side and left side references to the machine (except for engine) are determined by facing the direction of forward
travel. The front of the engine or engine fan faces the rear of the machine. Some hardware considered to be common or
locally available has been omitted from the parts section to make this manual clear. Be sure to use equivalent hardware
when replacement becomes necessary.
The Model and Serial Number of your machine is shown on the I.D. name plate. This information is needed when
contacting Technical Support or when ordering parts. The I.D. plate is mounted on the console of the machine left of the
operator and adjacent the main broom adjustment access door.
Parts may be ordered by phone,fax or e-mail from any PowerBoss parts and service center. Before ordering parts or
supplies, be sure to have your machine model number and serial number handy. For your convenience Fill out the data
block below for future reference.
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Example I.D Plate;
MACHINE DATA
Fill out at installation
Serial Number: ___________________________________
Engine Serial Number: ____________________________
Sales Rep.: ______________________________________
Date of Install: ___________________________________
All information contained in this catalog is current at the time of printing However, PowerBoss reserves the right to make
changes at any time without notice.
©2011, PowerBoss, Inc., Printed in USA
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Commander T Series
Model No.
TSS90DSL / TSS90DSLBR / TSS90LP / TSS90LPBR / 3333780 / 3333780BR / TSS82DSL /
TSS82LP / TSS82GAS / TSS82DSLCE / TSS82LPCE
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
T82 & T82 Europe
SWEEPING SYSTEM
T90
T82 & T82 Europe
T90
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120.5 inches (306 cm) . 123 inch (312 cm)
Sweep path. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 inch (137 cm) . . . . . .60 inch (152 cm)
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 inch (142 cm) . . . . . .62 inch (158 cm)
Main broom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 inch (107 cm) . . . . . .48 inch (122 cm)
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 inch (145 cm) . . . . . .63 inch (160 cm)
Side broom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 inch (61 cm) . . . . . . .24 inch (61 cm)
Height w/ overhead guard . . . . 87 inch (221 cm) . . . . . .87 inch (221 cm)
Hopper type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high dump . . . . . . . . . . .high dump
Height w/ cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.5 inch (212 cm) . . . . 83.5 inch (212 cm)
Hopper volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 cu ft . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 cu ft
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2900 lbs (1315 kg). . . . .3400 lbs (1542 kg)
Hopper load capacity. . . . . . . . 1000 lbs (454 kg) . . . . . 1200 lbs (544 kg)
Minimum U-turn . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 inch (305 cm). . . . . 126 inch (320 cm)
Dust control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 sq ft . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 sq ft
SCRUBBING SYSTEM
Scrub path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 inch (107 cm) . . . . . .48 inch (122 cm)
Scrub deck pressure. . . . . . . . . 300 lbs (136 kg) . . . . . . 300 lbs (136 kg)
Brush speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 rpm. . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 rpm
Solution tank capacity. . . . . . . . 68 gal (257 L). . . . . . . . 100 gal (378.5 L)
High dump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 inch (152 cm) . . . . . .60 inch (152 cm)
RTR (rotary trash relocation) . . yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
T82 & T82 Europe
T90
Noise Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.5 dBA . . . . . . . . . . . .84.5 dBA
Recovery tank capacity . . . . . . 65 gal (246 L). . . . . . . . 100 gal (378.5 L)
Squeegee width. . . . . . . . . . . . 50 inch (127 cm) . . . . . .50 inch (127 cm)
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
CE DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
COMMANDER T82
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
FOR SAFETY DURING OPERATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
FOR SAFETY WHEN SERVICING OR MAINTAINING
MACHINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
SCRUBBING SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
SAFETY SYMBOLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
CE DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY. . . . . . . . 8
COMMANDER T82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
SAFETY DECALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
BASIC POWERBOSS® SAFETY. . . . . . . . . . . . 22
FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
MACHINE OPERATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
AIR-MOVING SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
BASIC OPERATING CONTROLS AND INDICATORS. 25
ERGONOMICS SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
IGNITION SWITCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
DEBRIS-HANDLING SYSTEM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
HORN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
DRIVE-TRAIN SYSTEM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
LIGHT SWITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
CHASSIS SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
HOUR METER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . 16
ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE GAUGE . . . . . 25
WATER CONSERVATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
ENGINE OIL PRESSURE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
CLEAN AIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
VOLTMETER AMP GAUGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
LOWER EMISSIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
FUEL LEVEL GAUGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
SAFER WORK ENVIRONMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
THROTTLE (DIESEL). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
CLEAN ENERGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
GLOW PLUG BUTTON (DIESEL ONLY). . . . . . . . . . 26
CLEAN ENERGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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MURPHY SWITCH (DIESEL ONLY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
DEBRIS HOPPER DUMP CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
SEAT ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
HIGH DUMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
PARKING BRAKE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Lever 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
BRAKE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Lever 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
THROTTLE (GAS AND LP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
HOPPER UNLOCK BUTTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR (GAS AND LP ONLY). 28
ROTARY TRASH RELOCATOR (RTR™). . . . . . . . . . 34
SWEEPING / SCRUBBING CONTROLS AND
INDICATORS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
HOPPER FILTER SHAKER BUTTON. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
BROOM CONTROL LEVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
CLOGGED FILTER INDICATOR (OPTIONAL). . . . . . 35
MAIN BROOM HANDLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
SIDE BROOM HANDLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
SCRUB HEAD SWITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
SCRUB DECK GAUGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
IMPELLER LEVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
IMPELLER STOP CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
SQUEEGEE SWITCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
SOLUTION LEVER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
SOLUTION TANK EMPTY INDICATOR. . . . . . . . . . . 32
RECOVERY TANK FULL INDICATOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
FIRE IN THE HOPPER INDICATOR (OPTIONAL).
34
OPERATING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
STARTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Gasoline or LP Power Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Diesel Power Units. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
TRAVELING FORWARD OR BACKWARDS . . . . . . . 37
Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Reverse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
SLOWING AND STOPPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
SWEEPING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
EMPTYING THE HOPPER WITH HIGH DUMP
FEATURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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USING THE ROTARY TRASH RELOCATOR
(RTR™). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
TO SHAKE THE FILTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
FIRE IN THE HOPPER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
SCRUBBING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Operating the Scrub Brushes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Starting Solution Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Lower The Squeegee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
FILLING THE SOLUTION TANK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
DRAINING THE RECOVERY TANK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
CLEANING THE RECOVERY TANK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
SQUEEGEE WAND (OPTION). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
BLOWER (OPTION) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
TRANSPORTING THE MACHINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Using a Trailer or Transport Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Pushing the Machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . 47
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS.
52
ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Air Intake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Check Air Filter Service Indicator . . . . . . . . . . 52
Air Filter Element Removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Air Filter Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Air Filter Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Air Filter Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Battery Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Battery Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Circuit Breaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
FUEL SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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COOLANT SYSTEM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
SWEEP COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Blowing Out Radiator Fins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Broom Door Flap Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Reverse Flow Flushing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Broom Door Flap Replacement and Adjustment. 64
LUBRICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Main Broom Pattern Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Changing Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Main Broom Height Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
LUBRICATION POINTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Main Broom Taper Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Steering Fork Assembly and Steering Link
Ball Joints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Main Broom Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Steering Cylinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Side Broom Height (Wear) Adjustment . . . . . . . . . 70
Latches & Hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Hopper Lift Arm Mounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
HYDRAULICS SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Filling The Fluid Reservoir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Hydraulic Fluid Viscosity Specifications . . . . . 62
Maintaining Hydraulic Oil Cooler Efficiency . . . . . 62
Changing The Hydraulic Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Side Broom Angle Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Side Broom Lift Cable Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . 71
Side Broom Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
SCRUB & WATER PICK-UP COMPONENTS . . . . . . 72
Scrub Brush Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Scrubhead Gauge Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Scrubhead Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Changing The Hydraulic Fluid Filter . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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MAIN SQUEEGEE COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
PARKING BRAKE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
CHECKING and Adjusting the Rear Main
Squeegee Flare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Adjusting The Parking Brake Cable Length . . . . . 83
Turning or Replacing the Rear Squeegee Blade. 76
Main Squeegee Tool Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Main Squeegee Tool Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Inner Squeegee Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Auto Squeegee Lift Mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
HOPPER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Hopper Filter Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Hopper Filter Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Hopper Filter Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Flap Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Cable Adjustment for Standard brake . . . . . . . . . . 83
CHANGING SOLID TIRES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Front Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Rear Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
MISCELLANEOUS ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Anti-Static Chain Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Latch and Hinge Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Frame Seal Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Front Frame Seal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Side Frame Seal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Floor Clearance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Vacuum Gasket Mount Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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FEATURES
FEATURES
AIR-MOVING SYSTEM
• Dual-phase dust filtration
• Built-in pre-filtering & ultra-fine screen panel filters for
dust control
• Aggressive electric filter shakers
• Shock-mounted hydraulic impeller
• Engine area shielded from exhaust air
• Dust Control Filter: 100 Sq. Ft. total
• Timed Electric Filter Shakers
• Clogged Filter Indicator
• Fire-in-hopper Indicator
ERGONOMICS SYSTEM
• Roomy, open cockpit with extra comfort
• Adjustable, high-back seat with arm rests
• Power steering
DEBRIS-HANDLING SYSTEM
• Direct throw sweeping method
• Oversized hopper with RTR®
• Quick-change, floating 48” main broom & retractable
side brooms
• Dual-performance sweep mode
• Multi-Level Hopper Dumping
DRIVE-TRAIN SYSTEM
• Industrial liquid-cooled engine
• Heavy-duty radiator & Tri-phase air cleaner
• Hydraulics protection package
• 4-Core Radiator
• Industrial smooth ride tires for traction and reliability
CHASSIS SYSTEM
• Massive One-Piece, unitized steel frame
• Comfortable pedal/controls placement
• Full instrumentation for all functions
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FEATURES
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY FEATURES
WATER CONSERVATION
Aqua-Stop saves water usage by 50%, water is released
through a pump system providing greater control of water
usage than gravity systems
CLEAN AIR
High-performance filter system dramatically reduces the
release of dust and debris back into the air, dust vacuum
ensures that dust is put directly into the hopper, bristle
pattern on main broom increases dust control.
seat equipped with safety shut-off switch, also available:
overhead guard, back-up alarm, warning beacon
CLEAN ENERGY
Bio-diesel fuel can be used in Kubota engines
CLEAN ENERGY
Aqua-Stop saves chemical usage by 50%, pump system
for water and chemical release allows for better control of
chemical usage, chemical metering system is available
as an option and regulates chemical usage to the correct
dose.
LOWER EMISSIONS
All gas and LP engines meet Tier 2 specifications, catalyst
mufflers, battery operated available, diesel operated
available, bio-diesel fuel can be used in Kubota engine
SAFER WORK ENVIRONMENT
Orange machines are highly visible to others in the
workplace, simple controls reduce operator error, onebutton scrub, horn, fire in hopper indicator, effective braking
system, “belly bar” prevents operator from being pinned
behind machine when in reverse, parabolic squeegee picks
up all water leaving the scrub path virtually dry for traffic,
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SAFETY INFORMATION
SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Operators must read and understand this manual before
operating or maintaining this machine.
Do not operate this machine in flammable or explosive
areas.
This machine is designed solely for removing dirt,
dust and debris in an outdoor or indoor environment.
PowerBoss does not recommend using this machine in
any other capacity.
The following information below may cause a potential
hazard to the operator and equipment. Read this manual
carefully and be aware when these conditions can
exist. Take necessary steps to locate all safety devices
on the machine and train the personnel operating the
machine. Report any machine damage or faulty operation
immediately. Do not use machine if it is not in proper
operating condition.
FOR SAFETY DURING OPERATION
Keep hands and feet clear of moving parts while machine is in
operation.
Make sure all safety devices are in place and operate properly.
All covers, doors and latches must be closed and fastened before
use.
During operation, attention should be paid to other persons in the
work area and especially if small children are present.
Components can cause an explosion when operated near
explosive materials or vapor. Do not operate this machine near
flammable materials such as solvents, thinners, fuels, grain dust,
etc.
Store or park this machine on a level surface only. To prevent
unauthorized use, machine should be stored or parked with the
key removed.
This machine is designed for level operation only. Do not operate
on ramps or inclines greater than 2%.
This machine is not suitable for picking up hazardous dusts.
Use caution when moving this machine into areas that are below
freezing temperatures.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
FOR SAFETY WHEN SERVICING OR
MAINTAINING MACHINE
Stop on level surface.
Disconnect the power to the machine when servicing.
Avoid moving parts. Do not wear loose jackets, shirts, or
sleeves when working on machine.
Avoid contact with battery acid. Battery acid can cause
burns. When working on or around batteries, wear
protective clothing and safety glasses. Remove metal
jewelry. Do not lay tools or metal objects on top of battery.
Authorized personnel must perform repairs and
maintenance. Use PowerBoss supplied replacement parts.
SAFETY SYMBOLS
Five symbols are used throughout this manual to
emphasize various levels of safety information. These
symbols and the meaning of each are listed below.
DANGER
To warn of immediate hazards which will result in
severe personal injury or death
WARNING
To warn of hazards or unsafe practices which
could result in severe personal injury or death.
CAUTION
To warn of hazards or unsafe practices which
could result in minor personal injury.
ATTENTION!
To warn of practices which could result in
extensive equipment damage.
NOTE: To direct your attention to important
equipment information or special
instructions for preventing damage to
equipment
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Symbols at the top of the list are the strongest warnings.
However, all symbols represent important information
which should be observed to protect you and others from
harm and injury, and to prevent damage to the equipment.
Located in the drive compartment:
Part Number 301854
SAFETY DECALS
Decals directly attached to various parts of the unit are
highly visible safety reminders which should be read
and observed. Make sure the decals are replaced if they
become illegible or damaged.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Located at the Impeller:
Part Number 301729
Located on the shroud of the radiator:
Part Number 301733
Located on the Secondary Lift Arm:
Part Number 301732
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Located on the shroud of the radiator:
Part Number 301728
Located on the shroud of the radiator:
Part Number 301730
Located on the Lift Arm:
Part Number 301731
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SAFETY INFORMATION
BASIC POWERBOSS® SAFETY
PowerBoss® sweeper scrubbers should never be operated
unless:
1.
The operator is trained and authorized to operate
the equipment and,
2.
The equipment is free of malfunctions.
Malfunctioning equipment should be removed from
service.
DANGER
Keep cigarettes, matches and all other flame
sources away from the sweeper. Gasoline, LP
gas and diesel fuel are highly flammable. Lead
acid batteries are equally dangerous due to the
highly explosive hydrogen gas they emit.
WARNING
Do not operate an LP powered sweeper
when any component in the fuel system is
malfunctioning or leaking.
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WARNING
Before starting the engine, make sure that:
* You have read and understand the User Manual
* You are securely seated in the operator’s seat.
* The parking brake is locked.
* The directional control pedal is in neutral.
* The throttle is in idle.
* Hydraulic controls are in the OFF position.
During operation:
WARNING
* Keep your hands and body clear of moving
parts, especially when the hopper or lift arms
are partially or fully raised.
* Make sure others in the area stay clear of the
equipment and moving parts.
* Never attempt to dump debris from a dock or
mezzanine. Dump from ground level only.
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WARNING
WARNING
When leaving the sweeper unattended:
During cleaning and maintenance:
* Place the controls in the OFF position.
* Always stop the engine and set the parking
brake before servicing.
* Set the parking brake.
* Shut off the engine.
WARNING
When servicing or repairing the fuel system:
* Work in a properly ventilated area, do not
smoke or allow an open flame near the fuel
system.
* Never bypass safety components unless you
are testing them.
* Never bypass the fuel filter lock, except when
testing them (and always reconnect them
after testing).
* Wear gloves to disconnect the tank coupling.
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* Never use detergents or cleansers that are
flammable or combustible.
* Never inflate a pneumatic tire without using a
safety cage.
* Do not attempt any impeller adjustment unless
you have shut off the engine. Never place your
hands near the intake hoses or inlet when the
engine is running.
* Always engage the safety arm before servicing
the hopper. Do not rely on the hydraulic
cylinder to keep the hopper raised.
* Never test for hydraulic hose leaks using your
hand or any other part of your body. High
pressure leaks can be very dangerous and
should only be checked using a piece or paper.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING
Replace any defective safety components
before operating the sweeper.
CAUTION
Do not drive with the hopper in the raised
position except the few feet necessary to
position the hopper over the dumpster or
receptacle. Driving with the hopper raised
reduces visibility and creates conditions
for striking over-head objects, throwing the
machine off-balance and other hazards.
CAUTION
Travel slowly on grades.
CAUTION
Place a block or chock behind the wheels when
parking on inclines.
CAUTION
Use special care when traveling on wet surfaces.
CAUTION
Observe all proper procedures for operation
and maintenance of the unit, as outlined in this
manual.
CAUTION
Remain alert at all times to people and equipment
in and around your area of operation.
ATTENTION!
Do not operate the #2 RTR lever before the #1
light illuminates.
ATTENTION!
Never push or tow a machine faster than 6 mph.
ATTENTION!
Engage tow valve before towing or pushing.
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MACHINE OPERATION
MACHINE OPERATION
BASIC OPERATING CONTROLS AND
INDICATORS
Location of controls and indicators vary on engine type and
options purchase. Some of the controls and indicators may
not be on you unit.
IGNITION SWITCH
The three position key switch is used to turn the machine’s
power on and off. The ignition switch is located on the right
side of the instrument panel next to the horn.
HORN
The horn is activated by pressing the horn button located
on the right side of the instrument panel, next to the ignition
switch.
LIGHT SWITCH
The light switch is located in the upper right of the control
panel above the steering wheel. The light switch turns on and
off the lights.
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HOUR METER
The hour meter records the number of hours the machine has
been operated, providing a helpful guide for performing routine
maintenance tasks.
ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE GAUGE
The engine coolant temperature gauge registers the
temperature of the engine coolant. Temperatures above 220°F
indicate an overheating engine.
ENGINE OIL PRESSURE
The engine oil pressure gauge ranges from 0 psi to 60 psi. A
reading below 7 psi indicates problems which may result in
damage to the engine.
VOLTMETER AMP GAUGE
A battery gauge is used on LP & Gasoline units. It indicates
the voltage being sent to the battery by the alternator. 13.5v is
normal. An Amp. Gauge is used on diesel units, It indicates a
charge or discharge of current to the battery.
FUEL LEVEL GAUGE
The fuel gauge indicates the amount of fuel remaining in the
tank for gasoline & diesel units.
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MACHINE OPERATION
THROTTLE (DIESEL)
The throttle adjusts the engine speed from idle to the
operating speed.
1.
Press the button and pull the throttle out for normal
operation to ensure proper broom speed.
2.
Press the button and push the throttle in for idle
speed.
GLOW PLUG BUTTON (DIESEL ONLY)
The glow plug button,when depressed will aid in cold
starting. The diesel V1505 is equipped with 4 glow plugs.
The ignition switch must be turned to the IGN position before
pressing the glow plug button. Press and hold the glow plug
button for 10 to 20 seconds before starting the engine.
MURPHY SWITCH (DIESEL ONLY)
In the event that the engine water temperature rises above
226 degrees or oil pressure drops below 7 psi, this switch
will pop out and shut the engine off.
CAUTION
When the Murphy switch is tripped, it indicates
a service issue that requires maintenance. Do
not attempt to restart the engine.
SEAT ADJUSTMENT
The drivers seat is adjustable to provide the most
comfortable position for the operator. The adjustment lever
is at the bottom right of the seat. While sitting in the seat,
push the lever to the right and pull forward or push back on
the seat. Release the lever when the seat is in the proper
location.
PARKING BRAKE
The hand brake is engaged by lifting up on the lever. The
parking brake operates the mechanical drum brakes on the
front two wheels.
BRAKE
The brake is engaged by pressing down on the pedal, it is
used for stopping in normal operation of the unit.
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THROTTLE
(DIESEL)
VOLTMETER
AMP GAUGE
ENGINE OIL
PRESSURE
ENGINE COOLANT
TEMPERATURE
GAUGE
LIGHT
SWITCH
GLOW PLUG
BUTTON
HOUR
METER
HORN
FUEL LEVEL
GAUGE
IGNITION
SWITCH
MURPHY
SWITCH
PARKING
BRAKE
DIESEL ENGINE CONTROL AND INDICATOR LOCATIONS
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BRAKE
PEDAL
DIRECTION
CONTROL
PEDAL
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
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MACHINE OPERATION
THROTTLE (GAS AND LP)
The throttle adjusts the engine speed from idle to the
operating speed. The LP and Gasoline models have a three
speed throttle switch with idle (turtle), run (rabbit) and fast
(tornado) selections.
• The throttle should be in the IDLE (turtle) position
when starting the engine and immediately before
shutdown.
• The throttle should be in the RUN (rabbit) position
during normal operation to ensure proper broom
speed.
CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR (GAS AND LP ONLY)
The indicator will illuminate in the event that the engine
water temperature rises above 226 degrees or oil pressure
drops below 7 psi. Shut down the unit and perform the
required service.
CAUTION
When the check engine indicator illuminates,
it indicates a service issue that requires
maintenance.
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DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PEDAL
The directional control pedal controls the speed and direction
of the machine. It is also used for slowing the machine or
stopping.
• To propel the machine forward, apply pressure to the
front of the pedal, increasing pressure to increase
speed.
• To propel the machine backward, apply pressure to the
rear of the pedal.
• To slow or stop the machine, move the foot pedal into
neutral.
• For emergency stops, move the foot pedal past neutral
and into the opposite position.
CAUTION
Use for emergency stops only! Constant use of
this braking method may result in damage to the
drive components.
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VOLTMETER
AMP GAUGE
ENGINE OIL
PRESSURE
CHECK ENGINE
INDICATOR
ENGINE COOLANT
TEMPERATURE
GAUGE
LIGHT
SWITCH
THROTTLE
(GAS AND LP)
HOUR
METER
HORN
FILTER SHAKER
BUTTON
FUEL LEVEL
GAUGE
PARKING
BRAKE
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IGNITION
SWITCH
BRAKE
PEDAL
DIRECTION
CONTROL
PEDAL
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
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MACHINE OPERATION
SWEEPING / SCRUBBING CONTROLS AND
INDICATORS
BROOM CONTROL LEVER
The broom control lever activates or deactivates the brooms
and scrub brushes. The lever is the second lever to the left of
the instrument panel. The lever has three control positions.
1.
Push the lever forward to the brushes on position.
This activates the main broom, side broom, and
scrub brushes.
2.
Pull the lever back to the side broom off position.
This will deactivate the side broom. The main broom
and scrub brushes will be remain activated.
3.
Place the lever in the center of the slot. This will
deactivate the side broom, main broom and scrub
brushes.
NOTE: The main broom, side broom, and scrub
brushes may be raised or lowered
independently.
NOTE: The CE models are equipped with auto
broom shutoff which prevents brooms
from operating when hopper is raised.
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MAIN BROOM HANDLE
The main broom handle to the immediate left of the instrument panel, raises and lowers the main broom. The
handle has three control positions, raise, normal and float.
1.
Push the handle forward to the normal position for
typical sweeping applications.
2.
Push the handle forward to the float position for
surfaces that are extremely uneven.
NOTE: Frequent use of this position will reduce
the main broom life.
3.
Pull the handle back to the raise position lift the
broom when not sweeping.
SIDE BROOM HANDLE
The side broom handle to the immediate right of the
instrument panel, raises and lowers the side broom.
• When not sweeping, the side broom should remain in
the RAISE position.
• To lower the side broom, push the handle forward to
the LOWER position.
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BROOM
CONTROL
LEVER
MAIN BROOM
HANDLE
IMPELLER
LEVER
SOLUTION TANK
EMPTY INDICATOR
RECOVERY TANK
FULL INDICATOR
SIDE BROOM
HANDLE
SCRUB DECK
GAUGE
HOPPER
UNLOCK
BUTTON
SOLUTION
LEVER
SQUEEGEE
SWITCH
FILTER SHAKER
BUTTON
IMPELLER STOP
CONTROL
SCRUB HEAD
SWITCH
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MACHINE OPERATION
SCRUB HEAD SWITCH
The scrub head switch activates an actuator to raise and
lower the scrub deck. The scrub deck height can be adjusted
using the scrub head switch. The scrub deck gauge visually
indicates the deck height.
SCRUB DECK GAUGE
The scrub deck gauge indicates the position of the scrub
deck not the scrub deck pressure on the floor.
IMPELLER LEVER
The impeller lever activates and deactivates the vacuum
and is located in the upper left corner on the control panel.
Push the lever forward to the on position to activate the
vacuum. Pull the lever back to the off position to deactivate
the vacuum. Vacuum provides suction to the hopper and the
squeegee.
IMPELLER STOP CONTROL
The impeller stop control adjusts the amount of vacuum
supplied to the squeegee and hopper. Push the control in for
normal operation, with equal vacuum supplied to the hopper
and the squeegee. Pull out the control cable to limit the
vacuum supplied to the hopper and provide more vacuum to
the squeegee.
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SQUEEGEE SWITCH
The squeegee switch raises and lowers the squeegee
mechanism. The squeegee height is mechanically adjustable
and will need adjustment as the squeegee blade wears.
SOLUTION LEVER
The solution lever controls the amount of solution applied to
the floor. Push the lever forward to begin the flow, adjusting
to the desired amount of flow. This is a gravity feed system
with a maximum flow of 3 gpm.
SOLUTION TANK EMPTY INDICATOR
The solution tank empty indicator is located on the front of
the left side control panel, and illuminates when the solution
tank is empty.
RECOVERY TANK FULL INDICATOR
The recovery tank full indicator is located on the front of the
left side control panel, and illuminates when the recovery
tank is full.
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BROOM
CONTROL
LEVER
MAIN BROOM
HANDLE
IMPELLER
LEVER
SOLUTION TANK
EMPTY INDICATOR
RECOVERY TANK
FULL INDICATOR
SIDE BROOM
HANDLE
SCRUB DECK
GAUGE
HOPPER
UNLOCK
BUTTON
SOLUTION
LEVER
FILTER SHAKER
BUTTON
SQUEEGEE
SWITCH
SCRUB HEAD
SWITCH
IMPELLER STOP
CONTROL
DIESEL ENGINE HOPPER CONTROL AND INDICATOR LOCATIONS
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DEBRIS HOPPER DUMP CONTROLS
HIGH DUMP
The two far left levers on the front control panel are used to
raise the hopper to any height up to 60” (1.52 m) and dump
it.
WARNING
Never get beneath a raised hopper without the
safety arm in place.
Lever 1
Pull back on the lever 1 to raises the hopper, and release
the lever when you have reached the proper height. Push
forward to lower the hopper.
NOTE: The engine must be running to dump and
return the hopper. The hopper must be
raised to rotate the hopper.
HOPPER UNLOCK BUTTON
If equipped the unlock hopper button must be pressed to
raise, lower, dump, and return the hopper. The commander
Europe model machines are equipped with a two handed
hopper operation.
ROTARY TRASH RELOCATOR (RTR™)
Rotary Trash Relocator (RTR™) is a standard feature on
high-dump models. Its purpose is to increase the holding
capacity of the debris hopper to make dumping the hopper
necessary less frequently.
HOPPER FILTER SHAKER BUTTON
NOTE: The engine must be running to raise the
hopper, but does not have to be running to
lower the hopper.
This button is used to activate the filter shakers prior to
dumping or as needed during sweeping operation. It is
located to the left hand side of the instrument panel.
Lever 2
FIRE IN THE HOPPER INDICATOR (OPTIONAL)
Pull back on Lever 2 to rotate and dump the hopper. Push
forward to return the hopper to it original position.
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The fire in the hopper indicator illuminates when a fire is
detected in the hopper.
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CLOGGED FILTER INDICATOR (OPTIONAL)
The clogged filter indicator illuminates when the air flow
through the filter is restricted. The clogged filer indicator is
standard on CE models.
HIGH DUMP DUMP
AND RETURN
LEVER 2
FIRE IN THE
HOPPER
INDICATOR
(GAS AND LP)
FIRE IN THE
HOPPER
INDICATOR
(DIESEL)
HIGH DUMP RAISE
AND LOWER
LEVER 1
IMPELLER
LEVER
CLOGGED
FILTER
INDICATOR
HOPPER
UNLOCK
BUTTON
IMPELLER STOP
CONTROL
FILTER SHAKER
BUTTON
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MACHINE OPERATION
OPERATING PROCEDURES
STARTING
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS
Gasoline or LP Power Units
Prior to starting the engine, check the following:
1.
Engine oil level
2.
Engine coolant level
3.
Fuel level
4.
Hydraulic fluid level
5.
Brakes, steering and directional controls
6.
The floor beneath the machine for signs of fluid leaks
Fluid levels should be correct. Brakes, steering and
directional controls should be functioning properly. Hoses,
lines and tanks should be free of damage and leaks.
WARNING
Before starting the engine, sit in the operator’s
seat and make sure the parking brake is locked.
1.
Make sure the directional control pedal is in the
neutral position.
2.
Make sure the throttle is in the idle position.
3.
Turn the ignition key to the start position (to the
right). When the engine starts, release the key.
CAUTION
If the engine fails to start, do not continue
cranking for more than ten seconds. Allow the
starter motor to cool between attempts.
4.
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Release the parking brake.
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Diesel Power Units
TRAVELING FORWARD OR BACKWARDS
WARNING
Before starting the engine, sit in the operator’s
seat and make sure the parking brake is locked.
1.
Make sure the directional control pedal is in the
neutral position.
2.
Make sure the throttle is in the idle position.
3.
If the engine is cold, turn the ignition key to the IGN
position and press the Glow-plug switch for 15 to 20
seconds.
4.
If equipped press and hold the Murphy switch, then
turn the ignition key clockwise to the start position.
When the engine starts, release the key and the
Murphy switch.
CAUTION
Forward
Apply pressure to the front of the directional control pedal,
increasing pressure to increase speed.
Reverse
Apply pressure to the rear of the pedal, increasing pressure
to increase speed.
WARNING
Exercise extreme caution when traveling across
or turning on grades. Do not exceed an 8º grade
SLOWING AND STOPPING
Allow the directional control pedal to move into neutral. The
machine will slow and coast to a stop.
If the engine fails to start, do not continue
cranking for more than ten seconds. Allow the
starter motor to cool between attempts.
5.
Release the parking brake.
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MACHINE OPERATION
SWEEPING
1.
Lower the main Broom, push the handle forward to
the NORMAL or FLOAT position.
NOTE: When sweeping extremely uneven floors,
position the main broom handle at FLOAT
on the handle slot.
2.
If desired lower the side broom, push the handle
forward to the LOWER position.
3.
Activate the broom motors:
• To activate both main and side brooms push the
broom control lever forward to the BRUSHES ON
position.
• To activate the main broom only pull the broom control
lever back to the SIDE BROOM OFF position.
4.
Turn on the vacuum impeller, Push the impeller
lever forward to the on position.
5.
Drive the machine over the area to be swept.
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EMPTYING THE HOPPER WITH HIGH DUMP
FEATURE
1.
Drive the machine to the dumping area.
2.
Use the directional control pedal to position the
machine so that the space between the machine
and the container or dumpster is adequate to raise
the hopper.
3.
Reduce the engine speed.
4.
Pull back Lever 1(press and hold the unlock hopper
button if equipped) to the RAISE position and hold
until the bottom of the hopper is high enough to clear
the top of the container.
WARNING
Never place your hands or other body parts
near the lift arms when the hopper is operating.
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5.
Use the directional control pedal to slowly and
carefully move the machine forward until the hopper
is properly positioned to dump the debris into the
container.
9.
Push Lever 1 forward (press and hold the unlock
hopper button if equipped) to the LOWER position
until the hopper stops.
WARNING
It is unsafe to travel an extended distance with
the hopper raised. Travel only the distance
necessary to position the hopper.
6.
Shake the filters for 20-30 seconds. Pull back Lever 2
to the DUMP position to rotate the hopper forward and
empty the debris.
7.
After the hopper empties, push Lever 2 forward (press
and hold the unlock hopper button if equipped) to the
RETURN position until the hopper rotates and stops.
8.
Slowly back the machine away fro the dumpster
approximately 5 feet.
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MACHINE OPERATION
USING THE ROTARY TRASH RELOCATOR (RTR™)
1.
Use the directional control pedal to stop the machine
on a level surface.
2.
Move the throttle to the IDLE position.
NOTE: As you complete Steps three and four,
observe the two red lights labeled 1 and 2
in the upper left corner of the control pane.
• Light 1 illuminates when the hopper reaches the
minimum height required to use the RTR™ feature.
• Light 2 illuminates when the hopper reaches the
rotation stop point.
3.
Pull back Lever 1 (press and hold the unlock hopper
button if equipped) to the RAISE position and hold
until Light 1 illuminates, then release.
WARNING
Make sure no one is in the area under or around
the hopper.
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4.
Pull back Lever 2 to the DUMP position (press and
hold the unlock hopper button if equipped) and hold
until Light 2 illuminates, then release.
NOTE: This rotates the hopper, causing the debris
to move from the rear entrance to the front
wall of the hopper. Rotating beyond this
point will cause the debris to be dumped
from the hopper.
5.
Push Lever 2 forward (press and hold the unlock
hopper button if equipped) to the RETURN position
until the hopper rotates back and stops.
6.
Push Lever 1 forward (press and hold the unlock
hopper button if equipped) to the LOWER position
until the hopper returns to the normal operating
position.
7.
Move the throttle to the RUN position and resume
sweeping.
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TO SHAKE THE FILTER
FIRE IN THE HOPPER
The unit may be equipped with an optional clogged filter
indicator. If illuminated shake the filter to remove excess
debris. If the clogged filter indicator illuminates excessively
clean the hopper filter.
The unit may be equipped with an optional fire in the hopper
indicator. If illuminated a high temperature reading has been
detected in the hopper. Immediately turn impeller off and
shut down the unit. Extinguish the fire using appropriate
methods.
1.
Bring the machine to a complete stop.
2.
Place the broom control lever in the OFF position.
3.
Press and hold the filter shaker button for 20 to 30
seconds.
NOTE: The CE model is equipped with a timed
filter shaker, that will automatically shake
the filter for a predetermined time when
the button is pressed.
4.
WARNING
If a fire is detected do not open the lid without
protective gear, fire may flare up. Use fire
protective gear and fire extinguisher when
extinguishing the fire.
Place the broom control lever in the ON position and
resume sweeping.
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SCRUBBING
Lower The Squeegee
Operating the Scrub Brushes
5.
Press the squeegee switch to the Lower Position.
6.
Drive the machine over the area to be scrubbed.
1.
Activate the scrub brushes by putting the broom
control lever in the ON position.
2.
Lower the scrubhead to the floor with the scrubhead
rocker switch located on the console left of the
operator. Press to “Lower” Position. Scrubhead is
raised by same switch. Press to “Raise” position.
NOTE: The scrubhead gauge is a visual indication
of the scrub deck position and not the
amount of pressure on the floor.
Starting Solution Flow
3.
Push the solution lever forward until the desired
amount of solution is applied.
NOTE: This is a gravity feed system. Maximum
flow is 3 gpm.
4.
Turn on the vacuum impeller, Push the impeller
lever forward to the on position.
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FILLING THE SOLUTION TANK
CAUTION
Never use detergents or cleaners that are
flammable or combustible. Always wear safety
glasses and protective clothing when using
chemicals of any kind.
It is recommended to use PowerBoss chemicals
which are specially formulated for use in power
scrubbers.
1.
Park the machine on a level area and lock the
parking brake.
2.
Make sure the solution delivery valve is closed via
the solution lever.
3.
Open the top door of the machine and remove the
plug @ the Auto fill Assembly. Connect a garden
hose to the AutoFill Assembly. Turn on faucet for
clean water solution. The water will shut off when the
proper level is achieved. Disconnect garden hose
replace the plug @ auto fill connector and close top
door.
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or
Unscrew the smallest (6 inch) cap located on the top
of the solution tank. Fill the tank with cleaning water
solution. When the tank is full, close the door and
replace the cap.
SOLUTION TANK
6” FILL CAP
SOLUTION TANK
AUTO FILL
ASSEMBLY
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MACHINE OPERATION
DRAINING THE RECOVERY TANK
1.
Park the machine on a level surface at an approved
drainage site with the left rear of the machine beside
the drain access.
2.
Engage the parking brake.
3.
Turn the machine OFF.
4.
Open the left scrubhead access door.
5.
Remove the flexible drain hose from its storage
hook. Pull out the drain hose for the required reach
to the access.
6.
Place the end of the drain hose on or in the
approved drain access.
7.
Loosen and remove the drain plug.
8.
Drain the tank completely and reinstall the plug.
9.
Reposition the drain hose on its storage hook.
CLEANING THE RECOVERY TANK
NOTE: The Recovery Tank Should Be Cleaned
After Every Shift.
1.
Position the machine at an approved drain area.
2.
Engage the parking brake.
3.
Shut off the machine.
4.
Remove the two 9” access caps at the rear of the
unit.
5.
Remove the drain hose and position it over the
approved drain opening.
6.
Loosen and remove the drain plug.
RECOVERY TANK
DRAIN HOSE
DRAIN PLUG
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RECOVERY TANK
9” ACCESS CAP
SOLUTION TANK
6” FILL CAP
7.
Spray the tank with clean water, flushing all sludge
out of the access ports.
8.
Remove the ball and float. Rinse and reinstall.
9.
Drain the tank completely and reinstall the drain
plug.
10. Return the drain hose to the storage hook at the left
side scrub door area beneath the floor pan.
11. Replace the 9” access caps removed in step four.
SQUEEGEE WAND (OPTION)
SOLUTION TANK
6” ACCESS CAP
This attachment allows the operator to vacuum spills
and standing water in areas which the machine cannot
maneuver.
1.
Remove the hose from the squeegee tool.
2.
Attach the adapter to the squeegee hose.
3.
Connect the squeegee wand to the adapter.
4.
Turn on impeller
5.
Set the engine at a high speed and vacuum the
spills or standing water.
RECOVERY TANK
9” ACCESS CAPS
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MACHINE OPERATION
BLOWER (OPTION)
The blower can move debris from hard-to-reach areas into
he path of the sweeper using forced air. To operate; With
unit running @ high Rpm’s and impeller on, take the wand
in hand and pull the blower control knob out. Aim at desired
debris. Return wand and knob to normal position when
done.
TRANSPORTING THE MACHINE
Using a Trailer or Transport Vehicle
1.
Position the machine on the transport vehicle or
trailer and apply the parking brake.
2.
Chain the machine down using the two (2) tie-down
holes in the frame in front of both front wheels and
one (1) @ the rear center of the frame extension
bumper.
NOTE: Attach Tie Downs To The Frame &
Extension Bumper Only!
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Pushing the Machine
Push the machine from the front or rear using the bumpers only.
NOTE: The propulsion pump is equipped with a
tow valve located on the top of the pump.
To engage the tow valve:
1.
Turn the flat-sided shaft at the top of the pump 90°.
2.
Valve must be returned to its original position for
normal operation the machine.
ATTENTION!
Do not tow or push the machine a distance of
more than .5 miles (.80 kilometers) or faster than
one mile per hour (1.61 km). Exceeding these
restrictions may cause damage to the hydraulic
system. If towing will exceed the above
restrictions, the rear wheel must be raised or
supported by a dolly.
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PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
INTRODUCTION
Regular maintenance on your sweeper scrubber results in
better cleaning, faster cleaning and a prolonged service life
for the equipment and components. This section contains the
following information to help you give your sweeper scrubber
the maintenance attention it requires:
WARNING
Never attempt to perform any service on the
equipment or components until the engine is
OFF, the parking brake is LOCKED, and the
wheels are CHOCKED.
• A Scheduled Maintenance Chart
• Preventative Maintenance Instructions for Required
Scheduled Maintenance Tasks
Because it is extremely important to your safety, you will see
the following WARNING repeated throughout this section:
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SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART
FREQUENCY (IN HOURS)
DAILY
50
100
200
SERVICE
(BY MAINTENANCE AREA)
500
ENGINE
X
Pressure wash engine
NOTE: For additional maintenance requirements, refer to the engine manual.
AIR INTAKE SYSTEM
X
Empty rubber dust cup of air filter element.
X
Check air filter indicator
X
Clean air filter. NOTE: Clean more often in dusty conditions.
X
Replace air filter.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
X
Clean battery top.
COOLANT SYSTEM
X
Check coolant level and fill as needed.
X
Inspect radiator fins and clean as needed.
X
Blow out radiator fins.
X
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Drain and flush the coolant system
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SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART
FREQUENCY (IN HOURS)
DAILY
50
100
200
SERVICE
(BY MAINTENANCE AREA)
500
LUBRICATION POINTS
X
Steering Cylinder (2 fittings) Lubricate type - grease
X
Steering Fork Assembly (3 fittings) - grease
X
Dump Hopper Lift Arm Mounts (4 fittings) Lubricate type - grease
X
Hood Latches & Hinges Lubricate type - oil
IMPELLER
X
Check for hydraulic fluid leaks.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
X
Check hydraulic reservoir and fill as needed.
X
Replace breather cap filter element.
X
Replace hydraulic fluid and filter
X
Check functioning of directional control pedal and adjust as needed.
X
X
Clean hydraulic fluid strainer in reservoir.
Inspect hydraulic oil cooler fins and clean as needed (if so equipped).
X
Blow out hydraulic oil cooler fins with compressed air (if so equipped).
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SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART
FREQUENCY (IN HOURS)
DAILY
50
100
200
SERVICE
(BY MAINTENANCE AREA)
500
SWEEPING COMPONENTS
X
Inspect brooms for wear and remove strings and debris from bristles and drive assembly.
X
Inspect broom skirts for wear and adjust or replace as needed.
X
Rotate main broom end-to-end.
X
Perform main broom adjustment test and adjust as needed.
X
Inspect the side broom for wear and adjust as needed.
Replace main and side brooms as needed:
Main Broom needs to be replaced if bristles are 1” in length or less.
Side Broom needs to be replaced if bristles are 3” in length or less.
HOPPER
X
Check hopper filters and clean or replace as needed.
X
Inspect the hopper flaps for wear or damage and replace as needed.
X
Inspect hopper side and frame seals for wear or damage. Adjust or replace as needed.
STEERING
X
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X
Lubricate steering cylinder rod ends.
X
Lubricate steering fork assembly.
Check for leaks.
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SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART
FREQUENCY (IN HOURS)
DAILY
50
100
200
SERVICE
(BY MAINTENANCE AREA)
500
PARKING BRAKE
X
Check for proper functioning and adjust as needed.
TANKS
X
Check squeegee tool and vacuum hose for clogs.
X
Visually inspect for wear and damage. Repair or replace as needed.
WHEELS AND TIRES
X
Check and tighten lug nuts. (torque to 100 ft.-lbs)
MISCELLANEOUS
X
X
Inspect latches and hinges. Tighten and lubricate as needed.
Check anti-static drag chain on rear wall of broom chamber for damage or excessive wear.
Replace as needed.
X
Check side broom lift cable and lift cable for wear.
SCRUB AND WATER PICK-UP COMPONENTS
X
X
Inspect disc scrub brushes and replace as needed. Maximum wear = ½”
Inspect squeegee flare and adjust as needed.
X
Check the rear squeegee blade for wear. (Turn or replace as needed.)
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PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
Air Intake System
ENGINE
The air filter service indicator shows when to change the
air filter element. Check the indicator on a daily basis. The
red indicator gradually becomes visible as the air filter
elements load with dirt. It is not necessary to change the air
filter elements until the red indicator reaches the top of the
service indicator and locks into position.
Maintenance requirements and service instructions for your
sweeper scrubber engine are outlined in the following parts
of this Maintenance Section:
• Air Intake System
• Electrical System
• Fuel System
• Coolant System
• Lubrication System
All basic maintenance tasks are listed with their
recommended frequencies on the Planned Maintenance
Chart in this manual. Important additional maintenance
requirements and instructions are explained in the engine
manual which comes with your machine.
Check Air Filter Service Indicator
1.
Lift engine cover.
2.
Inspect air filter service indicator
NOTE: The indicator may return to the not visible
position when the engine is shut off. To
check, reset indicator and turn on the
engine, if it locks in visible position again
clean or change element.
WARNING
Never attempt to perform any service on the
equipment or components until the engine if
OFF, the parking brake is LOCKED, and the
wheels are CHOCKED.
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Air Filter Element Removal
1.
Turn off the engine and set the parking brake.
2.
Lift the engine cover.
3.
Locate the air filter and loosen the retaining clamp.
4.
Remove the dust cup.
5.
Pull the rubber plug out of the dust cup and empty
the contents.
NOTE: The Diesel engine has a wing nut holding the air
filter element in place, remove the wing nut first.
6.
Pull the air filter elements out of its housing.
AIR FILTER SERVICE
INDICATOR
AIR FILTER
ELEMENT INNER
AIR FILTER
ELEMENT OUTER
DUST CAP
RETAINING
CLAMPS
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Air Filter Cleaning
1.
Once you have removed the air filter elements,
empty the dust cup and clean the interior of the air
filter housing.
2.
Use an air hose to blow out the air filter elements.
Air pressure should be 100 psi or less.
Air Filter Installation
1.
Wipe out the air cleaner housing with a damp cloth.
Be sure all dirt is removed.
2.
Install the cleaned replacement filter elements so
that the fins are at the far end of the housing. Be careful not to damage the fins.
Air Filter Inspection
3.
Replace the rubber plug in the dust cup.
1.
4.
Replace dust cup, being sure embossed word “top”
on cup is positioned correctly (up).
5.
Tighten the ring clamp or retaining clips.
6.
Check the condition of intake hoses and clamps.
Close engine cover.
After you clean the air filter elements, check the
elements for holes by passing a light bulb inside it.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery Replacement
Battery Cleaning
1.
Combine baking soda and water in a strong
solution.
2.
Brush the solution over the battery top, including
terminals and cable clamps. Make sure the solution
does not enter the battery.
3.
Using a wire brush, clean the terminal posts and
cable clamps.
4.
Apply a thin coating of petroleum jelly to the
terminals and cable clamps.
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CAUTION
Remove the negative battery cable before you
remove the positive battery cable. This is done
to prevent accidental electrical shorting which
can result in personal injury.
1.
Disconnect the negative (-) cable and then the
positive (+) cable.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Install the new battery.
4.
Connect the positive (+) battery cable first, then the
negative (-) cable.
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Circuit Breaker
Fuses
If a circuit breaker trips, it can be reset by pressing the reset
button in the center of the breaker. (The circuit breakers are
located on the instrument panel below the steering wheel).
Fuses are located in the fuse panel behind the hopper on
the fire wall upper right corner when facing the unit
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
CAUTION
Safety Arm Must Be Engaged When Checking
These Fuses
FUSES
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FUEL SYSTEM
WARNING
Never attempt to perform any service on the
equipment or components until the engine is
OFF, the parking brake is LOCKED, and the
wheels are CHOCKED.
WARNING
Never operate an LP powered sweeper
when any component in the fuel system is
malfunctioning or leaking.
WARNING
Never bypass safety components unless you
are testing them.
WARNING
Replace any defective safety components
before operation the sweeper.
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WARNING
During repair or servicing of the fuel system,
work in a properly ventilated area and do not
smoke or allow an open flame near the fuel
system.
WARNING
When disconnecting the tank coupling, always
wear gloves. LP fuel can freeze bare hands.
WARNING
Under no circumstances should the fuel filter
lock be bypassed, except when testing. After
testing, always reconnect lock. Bypassing the
fuel filter lock after testing creates a potential
fire hazard.
Tier ‫ װ‬compliant fuel system Refer to P.S.I Service Manual
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COOLANT SYSTEM
Blowing Out Radiator Fins
NOTE: Make sure radiator is cool before blowing
out the radiator fins with compressed air.
Use maximum compressed air pressure of
100 p.s.i. to blow out radiator fins with.
Reverse Flow Flushing
1.
At the engine, disconnect the hoses.
2.
Make sure the radiator cap is on tight.
3.
Using a hose clamp, attach a flushing gun onto the
lower hose.
4.
Turn on the water and fill the radiator.
5.
To keep from damaging the radiator, apply air
pressure slowly and carefully.
6.
Shut off the air pressure, refill the radiator with
water, and reapply the air pressure. You will need
to repeat these steps until water flushed from the
radiator runs out clear.
7.
Inspect and clean the radiator cap.
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8.
Inspect and reconnect the hoses.
9.
Refill the radiator with coolant.
NOTE: Use a 50/50 mixture of water and an antifreeze with an ethylene glycol base.
ATTENTION!
Plain Water, Alcohol or Methanol base antifreeze
is not recommended for use in the cooling
system at anytime!
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LUBRICATION
LUBRICATION POINTS
Gasoline and LP Engines: Use any SF or SG rated
oil meeting API specifications and suited to seasonal
temperatures.
Steering Fork Assembly and Steering Link Ball
Joints
Refer to the Engine Manufacturer’s Operator Manual for
these specifications.
Changing Engine Oil
1.
Place a drain pan under the lowest end of the
engine.
2.
Remove the drain plug and allow the oil to drain into
the pan.
3.
Remove the used oil filter and replace with a new
one.
4.
Dispose of the oil and oil filter in an approved
manner.
5.
Remove the engine oil cap, add oil in the amounts
listed in the engine manual, then secure the cap.
The steering fork assembly and steering link ball joints must
be lubricated every 500 hours with grease, The steering fork
assembly has 1 grease point and the steering link has two
ball joint with one grease point each.
STEERING FORK
ASSEMBLY
LUBRICATION POINT
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BALL JOINT
LUBRICATION
POINTS
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Steering Cylinder
The steering cylinder must be lubricated every 500 hours
with grease. There are two lubrication points, one each end
of the cylinder.
Latches & Hinges
The hinges and latches of all doors and covers should be
lubricated with oil every 500 hours. There are numerous
hinges and latches, make sure to lubricate all of the
following:
• Engine cover
• Top Gas Tank Cover
• Side Door and Latch
• Main Broom Doors
• Scrub Doors and Latches
• Seat Hinge
Hopper Lift Arm Mounts
The dump hopper lift arm mounts must be lubricated every
100 hours with grease, There are two lubrication points on
each mount.
1.
Park the machine on a level surface.
2.
Raise the hopper and engage the safety arm
STEERING
CYLINDER
LUBRICATION
POINTS
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WARNING
Do not rely upon the hydraulic cylinders to keep
the hopper raised. Always engage the safety arm
before servicing the hopper.
4.
Shut off the engine and engage the parking brake.
5.
Locate and grease the hopper lift arm lubrication
points.
HOPPER LIFT ARM MOUNT
LUBRICATION POINTS
HOPPER LIFT ARM MOUNT
LUBRICATION POINTS
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HYDRAULICS SYSTEM
Maintaining Hydraulic Oil Cooler Efficiency
Your machine is equipped with a hydraulic oil cooler, it is
integrated with the radiator and utilizes exhausted radiator air
NOTE: The reservoir is located inside the machine from the engine fan to cool the hydraulic fluid. To maintain its
and is accessible through the top side door. efficiency, periodically blow out the radiator & oil cooler fins
1. When the machine is cool remove the fill cap and
with compressed air. 100 p.s.i. is maximum
check the dipstick at attached to the fill cap. The
Changing The Hydraulic Fluid
hydraulic fluid should be at the notch on the dipstick.
1. Turn off the engine and engage the parking brake.
Filling The Fluid Reservoir
CAUTION
DO NOT OVERFILL! DO NOT USE
TRANSMISSION FLUID. HYDRAULIC OIL
MUST MEET THE SPECIFICATIONS LISTED TO
ENSURE PROPER PERFORMANCE.
Hydraulic Fluid Viscosity Specifications
SUS @ 100° F 510-560
2.
Place a drain pan on the floor below the reservoir.
3.
Remove the hose and fitting located on the bottom
rear of the reservoir and allow the fluid to drain.
4.
Discard the fluid in an approved manner, then replace
and reinstall the hose and fitting.
5.
Remove the filler / breather cap located on top of the
reservoir and fill the reservoir with approved hydraulic
fluid.
SUS @ 210° F 78-84
Exxon® XD-3™ 15W-40 or equal.
2.
If the fluid level is not acceptable, add hydraulic fluid.
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NOTE: Ten (10) gallons (US) of fluid are required.
6.
Check the dipstick to ensure the proper level is
achieved.
7.
Install the filler / breather cap assembly.
8.
Check the drain plug for leakage.
Changing The Hydraulic Fluid Filter
1.
Turn off the engine and engage the parking brake.
2.
Unscrew the oil filter cartridge from the mount and
discard in an approved manner.
3.
Apply a thin coating of fluid to the seal of a new
filter element.
4.
Thread onto the mount and hand tighten.
5.
Tighten an additional one-half turn beyond hand
tight.
NOTE: Do not over tighten.
6.
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Start the machine, shut it off, then check for
leakage.
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SWEEP COMPONENTS
Broom Door Flap Replacement and Adjustment
Broom Door Flap Inspection
The flaps are attached to the broom doors by a retainer bar,
hex bolts and nuts. To remove the flaps, remove the nuts,
bolts and retainer bar. To adjust the flaps, loosen the nuts
and bolts, slide the flap up or down as needed. Retighten
the nuts and bolts.
NOTE: Perform this inspection when the machine
is parked on a level surface.
1.
Turn the machine off and lock the parking brake.
2.
Inspect broom door flaps for wear and damage. Flap
clearance should be ⅛” (3.18 mm) above the floor.
3.
Worn and damaged flaps should be replaced
immediately to maintain proper dust control.
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Main Broom Pattern Check
NOTE: Perform this adjustment on a flat, smooth
test surface. You may spread baby powder
on the test surface area to make the
broom pattern more visible.
NOTE: Test time will vary according to the test
surface used.
6.
Drive the machine clear of the test site.
7.
Examine the polished pattern made by the broom
on the test area.
NOTE: A rectangular shape the length of the
main broom, 2” (5.08 cm) wide, indicates
the main broom is properly adjusted. A
pattern smaller then 2” (5.08 cm) indicates
need for lower adjustment. A pattern wider
than 2” (5.08 cm) indicates a need for
higher adjustment. If pattern is tapered
from end to end instead of rectangular,
see Taper Adjustment on the next page.
1.
Drive the machine onto the test surface.
2.
Set the parking brake and put the brush switch in
the on position.
3.
Push the broom control lever to the ON position to
activate the broom motor and open the throttle to
the “rabbit” or “tornado” position.
4.
Depress Fwd/Rev pedal just enough to turn on
brush motor.
5.
Allow about 45 seconds for the broom to operate,
then deactivate the broom motor and raise the
broom.
Main Broom Test Pattern
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Main Broom Height Adjustment
1.
Turn the machine off and lock the parking brake.
2.
Position the main broom lever in the NORMAL
position.
NOTE: The adjustment knob is located in the
engine compartment on the broom rod
pivot.
3.
Turn the broom adjusting knob clockwise one-eighth
turn to free the wing nut.
4.
Turn the wing nut counter-clockwise to allow space
for adjustment.
5.
Make a lower or higher adjustment with the knob as
required.
6.
Retighten the wing nut.
7.
Repeat the broom adjustment test to see that the
broom is properly adjusted.
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Main Broom Taper Adjustment
NOTE: It is not usually necessary to perform this
adjustment. However, if the main broom
adjustment test shows a pattern that is
tapered in length (one end is wider than
the other), perform the procedures which
follow.
1.
Locate the hex-shaped adjustment bar on the left
rear wall of the broom chamber underneath the
machine.
2.
Loosen the retaining bolt on the right side of the hex
bar.
3.
Grasp the hex bar with a wrench and rotate it
to raise or lower the left end of the main broom.
(The right end of the broom remains fixed. All
adjustments affect the left end of the broom.)
4.
After adjustment, re-tighten the bolt.
5.
Repeat the main broom adjustment test to see that
the broom is properly adjusted.
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Correct Taper Pattern
Incorrect Taper Pattern
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Main Broom Replacement
you can install a new broom. Slide the main broom
into the broom chamber and align the broom with
the metal drive hub located at the far side of the
broom chamber. If a worn broom is being replaced,
install the new broom by first adjusting the broom
arms up to better match the position of the drive hub
with the hub on the new broom.
NOTE: Broom should be replaced if bristles worn
to a length of 1 inch; 2.54 cm or less.
1.
Turn the engine off and lock the parking brake.
2.
Push the broom switch to the off position.
3.
Open the left broom chamber door (the door
opposite the driver’s seat).
4.
Remove the knob on the main broom idler mount.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Pull the main broom idler mount straight out to
remove.
Once the broom is started onto the drive hubs,
rotate the broom counterclockwise while pushing
lightly against the broom.
9.
Grasp the main broom by the plastic drive hub, pull
the main broom straight out and clear of the broom
chamber.
Once the broom is fully engaged, replace the idler
hub while aligning the seats in the idler hub with the
broom’s drive hub ears.
10. Install the retaining knob and tighten into position.
Depending on broom condition, you can either
rotate the old broom end-to-end and re-install it or
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11. Perform a main broom adjustment test and adjust
as needed.
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Side Broom Angle Adjustment
The angle adjustment is controlled with a bolt located on the
inside of side broom arm assembly.
1.
Loosen the lock nut.
2.
Turn the adjusting bolt until the broom is at the
optimum angle is 6 degrees.
3.
Tighten the lock nut.
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ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
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Side Broom Height (Wear) Adjustment
1.
Stop the engine and lock the parking brake.
2.
Position the side broom handle in LOWER position.
3.
Loosen the side broom adjusting nuts located on the
exterior of the side broom arm assembly.
4.
Adjust the side broom height be sliding the broom
assembly up or down until proper floor contact is
made in the “10 to 3 o’clock” position.
5.
After adjustment, tighten the adjusting nut.
SIDE BROOM
HEIGHT
ADJUSMENT
NUTS
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Side Broom Lift Cable Adjustment
This adjustment is made at the cable clevis attached to
the side broom assembly. It controls the height of the side
broom in the RAISED position. This adjustment must be
made with the hopper fully lowered.
1.
Pull the side broom lever into the RAISED position.
2.
Loosen the locknut on the threaded rod at the
clevis.
3.
4.
Side Broom Replacement
NOTE: Broom should be replaced if bristles worn
to a length of 3 inches; 7.62 cm or less.
NOTE: The side broom features a quick release
mechanism which enables the operator to
remove the brush in seconds.
1.
Turn the threaded rod in or out to set the side broom
in the maximum raised position.
Raise the side broom and lock in the RAISE
position.
2.
Secure the cable adjustment by tightening the
locknut.
Turn the side broom by hand until the brush retainer
bar is accessible.
3.
Lift the bar and turn the broom clockwise (about
one eighth of a turn) until the lock pins in the broom
disengage from the drive plate.
4.
Install the new broom by positioning the three drive
pins into the pilot holes of the drive plate.
5.
Lift and rotate the broom until the broom retainer bar
springs into the locked position.
6.
Check to make sure all thee drive pins are properly
engaged.
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SCRUB & WATER PICK-UP COMPONENTS
WARNING
Never attempt to perform any service on the
equipment or components until the machine
is OFF, the parking brake is LOCKED and the
wheels are CHOCKED.
Scrub Brush Replacement
The Power-Dive scrub brush features a quick release
mechanism which enables the operator to remove the brush
in seconds.
NOTE: Brushes should be replaced when the
bristles are less than ½” (12.77 mm) long.
1.
Raise the scrubhead.
2.
Turn the scrub brush by hand until the brush locking
spring is accessible.
3.
Squeeze the ends of the locking spring using a
downward motion and the brush will release from
the driver.
4.
Install the new brush by positioning the socket in the
brush with the driver the on the scrub motor
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5.
Lift the brush until the brush retainer springs over
the driver locking it into position
6.
Check to make sure that the brush is properly
engaged.
Scrubhead Gauge Adjustment
1.
Raise the scrubhead to the full UP position.
2.
Locate the linkage attached to the frame above the
scrubhead.
3.
Loosen the set screw (the bolt running through the
arm).
4.
Turn the potentiometer shaft until the gauge needle
points to the white dot at the left of the gauge.
5.
Re-tighten the set screw. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!
NOTE: A gauge that is nonfunctional does not indicate
that the scrubhead is nonfunctional. The
scrubhead will continue to operate.
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Scrubhead Adjustment
1.
Park unit on a level floor and lower the scrubhead to
the full down position.
2.
Open both scrub doors and remove the two hitch
pins from the right and left side squeegee blade.
Remove the right and left side squeegee blades.
3.
Remove the bolts, washers and lock nuts holding
both lift arms to the scrub deck.
SCRUB DECK
4.
Loosen the jam nut securing the rod end to the lift
arms.
5.
Adjust the rod end so that 1/2” (10 threads) of the
rod end extends from the lock nut on the lift arms.
NOTE: The 1/2”(10 threads) is a reference point to
start from.
LIFT ARM
1/2” (10 THREADS)
LOCK NUT
SCREW HOLDING
LIFT ARM TO
SCRUB DECK
LOWER SCRUB
DECK UNTIL FLAT
ON THE FLOOR
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6.
Measure from the from to the scrub deck, it should
be 8 1/2”(ref) for an 82 models or 9 1/4”(ref) for a 90
models. Make sure the measurement is the same
on both sides.
8 1/2”(REF)
OR
9 1/4”(REF)
9.
Tighten the lock nut securing the rod ends to the lift
arms, both sides.
10. Close scrub doors and turn scrub deck on, shut
scrub deck off and raise the scrub deck.
11. Move the unit far enough to look at pattern created
on the floor, it should have three uniform circles.
CORRECT BRUSH PATTERN
INCORRECT BRUSH PATTERN
INCORRECT BRUSH PATTERN
7.
Align the holes in the lift arms with the hole in the
scrub deck on both sides. Adjust by rotating the lift
arm to move in or out on the rod end.
12. If not readjust scrub deck. If pattern is ok, open
scrub doors and reinstall squeegee blades and hitch
pins on both sides.
8.
Attach the lift arm to the scrub deck on both sides
using the screws, washers and lock nuts.
13. Close scrub doors.
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MAIN SQUEEGEE COMPONENTS
8.
CHECKING and Adjusting the Rear Main Squeegee
Flare
Locate the squeegee lift arms on each side of the
machine.
9.
Loosen the bolt which attaches the upper squeegee
lift arm to the squeegee mounting plate on each
side.
NOTE: Perform check # 16 before proceeding to
make adjustments
1.
Park the machine on a flat surface. Lower the
squeegee.
2.
Turn the machine off and engage the parking brake.
3.
Open the access doors to the disc scrub brushes.
4.
Locate & remove the pull pins for the side
squeegees, remove the side squeegees.
5.
Lower the squeegee assembly
6.
Release the quick-disconnect at the back of the rear
squeegee.
7.
Loosen the locking nut on the squeegee caster and
screw the caster up until it clears the floor. With
the squeegee straight up on the floor (no flare),
adjust the caster until it clears the floor by ½” (12.7
mm). Use a ½” (12.7 mm) shim spacer of metal or
wood as a feeler gauge for this procedure. This is a
starting reference.
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10. Locate and loosen both jam nuts on each squeegee
tilt adjustment link and back them away from the
gussets. The rear squeegee is now free to be
aligned with the floor. Lift the squeegee tool by hand
and allow it to rest back on the floor, this will seat
the tool to the floor. Again it should stand straight on
the floor with no flare.
11. Check the squeegee rubber to make sure the
squeegee makes contact with the floor all the way
around.
12. At each squeegee arm mount, turn the two jam nuts
on the tilt adjusting link until they both make contact
with the mounting plate on each side.
13. Tighten the jam nuts on each mount plate. Then
tighten the bolt on top of each of the two upper
squeegee arms.
14. Tighten the nut on the caster.
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15. Reattach the squeegee lift linkage.
16. With the squeegee in the down position and
the Impeller on, drive the machine forward
approximately two feet (.61 meters) and set foot
brake. Examine the flare in the squeegee rubber to
see that it is uniform around the entire parabola. If
not, go through Steps 4-17
17. Test unit for water pick up
NOTE: Raising the squeegee caster allows for more
flare, use the tilt adjustments to even the flare.
Turning or Replacing the Rear Squeegee Blade
The rear blade on the main squeegee frame has four
different edges that may be used: the front and back lower
edge and the front and back upper edge. When the edge
in use becomes worn to the midpoint of thickness, turn the
rubber to an unused edge in the order indicated:
1.
Front Lower Edge,
2.
Opposite Lower Edge,
3.
Front upper Edge and
4.
Opposite Upper Edge.
Removal and replacement instructions follow. This
procedure can be performed with the squeegee tool on or
off the machine.
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NOTE: Removal and replacement of the inner squeegee
rubber is easier if the squeegee frame is
removed from the machine.
1.
Unlatch the clamping strap at the center of the
squeegee frame and remove the 2 outer knobs.
2.
Remove the metal strap, the two back-up strips and
the outer squeegee blade.
3.
Turn the side ends of the squeegee blade 180°, or
turn the rubber upside down to expose an unused
edge. Reposition the blade on the pins of the
squeegee frame.
4.
Reposition the first back-up strip using the top
holes.
5.
Reposition the second back-up strip using the
bottom holes.
6.
Reposition the metal strap and reattach the two
outer knobs.
7.
Reattach the straps at the center being careful not
to bunch the blade.
NOTE: Replace the back-up strips only if they
lose their elasticity.
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Main Squeegee Tool Removal
All machines are equipped with auto-squeegee lift. To
remove the squeegee tool, proceed as follows:
1.
Engage the parking brake and chock the wheels.
2.
Lower squeegee & pull the pin at the rear of the
squeegee tool.
3.
Remove the knobs at the square lift arms supports.
4.
Disconnect the vacuum hose from the squeegee.
5.
Lift the supports up off the pins on the squeegee
frames and slide the squeegee away from the
machine.
Main Squeegee Tool Installation
1.
At the back of the machine, push the squeegee
under the machine into position.
2.
Attach the lift arms to the supports onto the pins on
the squeegee frame.
3.
On each side of the squeegee, attach the hand
knobs (one on each side) to the squeegee frame
supports.
4.
Connect the quick-release pin to the squeegee.
5.
Connect the vacuum hose to the squeegee.
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Inner Squeegee Replacement
The inner squeegee is a component of the rear squeegee
assembly. When the squeegee is down, locked and the rear
squeegee blade is flared, check to see if the inner squeegee
has become too worn to make proper even contact with the
floor.
1.
Remove the main squeegee tool (see removal
instructions).
2.
Remove the nuts on the front of the inner squeegee
frame.
3.
Remove the strap and the inner squeegee rubber.
4.
Install the new inner squeegee rubber.
5.
Position the strap and secure with the nuts.
Auto Squeegee Lift Mechanism
Bearing Replacement: If any binding occurs in the lift
apparatus, replace the bushings, spacers and fiber
glide bearings located on the squeegee lift assembly as
necessary.
NOTE: Bent components may cause binding.
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HOPPER
Hopper Filter Removal
1.
Release the latches on the hopper hood and raise
the hood.
2.
Disconnect the wire harnesses leading to the filter
shaker motors.
3.
Remove the four bolts securing the each shaker
motor assembly to the hopper.
4.
Remove the shaker motor assemblies.
5.
Lift out the panel filters.
MOTOR WIRE
HARNESS LEAD
SHAKER
MOTOR
ASSEMBLY
PANEL
FILTER
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Hopper Filter Cleaning
The dust control filter is a polyester type element filter. It
may be vacuumed, blown out with compressed air, tapped
against the floor or washed with soap and water.
1.
If blown out with compressed air, use 100 psi or
less.
2.
If washed with soap and water, use 40 psi water
pressure or less.
Hopper Filter Replacement
1.
Insert the panel filter.
2.
Install the shaker motor assembly.
3.
Install and tighten the four filter retaining screws and
isolators.
4.
Hook the wire harness to the filter shaker motors.
5.
Close the hopper cover and secure the latch.
NOTE: Make sure the filter is thoroughly dried
while standing on its side before installing
in the hopper. Do not install or use a
wet filter. Drying time is approximately
72 hours if air dried.
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Flap Replacement
Flaps located at the entrance lip of the hopper must be
replaced when worn or damaged. The flap panels may be
replaced separately.
1.
Park the machine on a level surface and engage the
parking brake.
2.
Raise the hopper.
3.
Turn off the engine
4.
Remove the flap retaining angle and worn or
damaged flaps.
5.
Install new flaps.
6.
Replace the retaining angle.
Side Frame Seal
The side frame seals should clear the floor by at least ⅛”
(3.18 cm). If the bottom of a side seal measures ½” (1.27
cm) or more above the floor, readjust it or replace it by
removing the bolts on the inside of the wheel wells, installing
a new seal, and securing it with the bolts. The double edge
with the holes goes toward the front.
Frame Seal Replacement
Front Frame Seal
The hopper frame seal bolts to the front edge of the engine
pan. Install a new seal by folding it in half to align the holes.
Doubled edge with holes goes on the bottom. Support the
seal straight up while bolting the retainer bar in place. The
seal should fall over the retainer bar after installation. Be
certain that the seal edges are aligned to prevent twisting of
the seal.
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Floor Clearance
In order to perform properly, the hopper must maintain a
distance of 3½” (8.89 cm) from the floor to the rear hopper
entrance lip. The front of the hopper should be adjusted so
that the front bumper aligns with the hopper frame where
the two meet. When properly adjusted, the front edge of the
hopper will be 5” (12.7 cm) to 6” (15.24 cm) from the floor.
Refer to service manual for adjusting floor clearance.
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Vacuum Gasket Mount Adjustment
1.
With the hopper in the normal position, observe
contact between the back of the hopper and gasket.
If complete seal is not maintained, raise the high
dump hopper.
WARNING
Do not rely upon the hydraulic cylinders to keep
the hopper raised for maintenance. Always
engage the safety arm before servicing the
hopper.
2.
PARKING BRAKE
Normal adjustment of the parking brake can be
accomplished from the operator compartment. Locate the
knurled handle on the parking brake lever. Turn the handle
clockwise to increase brake tension.
NOTE: Two or three turns is usually adequate. DO
NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
If this adjustment becomes ineffective, it will be necessary to
adjust the cable length.
Loosen the mounting bolts in the gasket mount.
Move the assembly toward the hopper. Tighten the
bolts. Test and repeat if necessary.
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Adjusting The Parking Brake Cable Length
Cable Adjustment for Standard brake
1.
Park the machine on a level surface and chock the
wheels.
1.
Locate the parking brake cable in the top of the left
wheel well opening.
2.
Place the parking brake lever in the OFF position.
2.
Loosen the locking nut located against the hex bar.
3.
Turn the knurled handle counter-clockwise to loosen
the tension as far as possible.
3.
Thread the cable end into the hex bar.
4.
If threads are not sufficient for adjustment,
disconnect the springs, move the cable bars to the
next adjusting hole on the hex bar and reconnect
the springs.
4.
Locate the cable clevis ends for the parking brake
cables in the left front wheel well.
5.
Disconnect the clevis ends from the bar.
6.
Loosen the jam nuts at the base of the clevis.
5.
7.
Turn the clevis clockwise three or four complete
turns.
Retighten the locking nut against the hex bar. This
adjusts both sets of brake shoes.
6.
Test the brakes. Readjust if necessary.
8.
Tighten the jam nuts and re-install the clevis ends
onto the bar.
9.
Adjust the knurled handle on the parking brake
lever.
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CHANGING SOLID TIRES
MISCELLANEOUS ADJUSTMENTS
NOTE: The procedures which follow apply to
SOLID TIRES ONLY.
Anti-Static Chain Adjustment
Front Tire
1.
Remove the tire from the vehicle by removing the
five inner lug nuts.
2.
Remove the ten hex head bolts and nuts.
3.
Press the tire from the rim.
4.
Press the large rim half into the new tire.
5.
Mount the small rim half and secure with hex head
bolts.
6.
Reinstall the tire on the machine
Each machine is equipped with an anti-static chain bolted
to the back wall of the broom chamber. This should remain
in contact with the floor at all times. Inspect the chain every
200 operating hours. Replace if at least one link does not
drag the surface of the floor.
Latch and Hinge Maintenance
Latches and hinges should be inspected after every 500
hours of use. Retighten and oil if necessary.
Cables
Inspect all cables for wear every 500 hours.
Rear Tire
The rear tire is a special traction rubber compound press-on
type tire.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
This section provides information to assist in identifying maintenance trouble and provides possible causes and actions to
Service must be preformed by an approved authorized repair station.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
SOLUTION(S)
Engine will not start or runs
roughly after start.
Battery dead.
Recharge or replace battery.
Machine out of fuel.
Refuel
Fuel filter plugged.
Clean or replace filter.
Fuel line broken or obstructed.
Blow fuel line out with compressed air.
Dirty air filter.
Clean or replace air filter.
Problems with spark plugs, ignition points,
ignition coil ignition switch, carburetor,
regulator, wiring harness.
Review engine manual at back of
this manual for maintenance and
troubleshooting procedures.
Tank valve not fully opened.
Open the valve slowly.
Fuel tank type does not match fuel supply.
Use the correct tank type for the fuel
supply.
Fuel tank and lines are covered with frost.
Open shut-off valve slowly to ¼ open,
start.
Defective vacuum lock-off.
Replace or repair.
NOTE: On machines with LP
fuel, also check the following:
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
SOLUTION(S)
Engine overheats.
Low coolant level.
Supply coolant.
Fan blade installed incorrect
Reinstall (pusher type fan)
Clogged radiator.
Flush radiator.
Loose fan belt.
Tighten belt.
Defective thermostat.
Replace thermostat.
Parking brake is on.
Release brake.
NOTE: If coolant loss has not
occurred, check for malfunction
of the temperature sending unit.
PowerBoss® moves slowly
or does not move.
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Directional control pedal jammed, damaged, or Clear jam or adjust linkage.
not adjusted properly.
Tow valve in tow position
Move to drive position
Low hydraulic fluid level.
Add hydraulic fluid.
Hydraulic fluid temperature too high and too
thin caused by excessive load, climbing, high
environment temperatures, worn pump, or
improper fluid.
Use the proper weight oil for the
operation conditions; check pump.
Hayes coupler failed
Replace
Other problems with the hydraulics system:
pump failure, motor failure, relief valve leaking
or stuck open.
See Hydraulics System
Problems in this section.
Tow Valve improperly set.
Turn to correct position.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
SOLUTION(S)
PowerBoss® creeps in neutral.
Directional control pedal return spring is out of
adjustment.
Perform the adjustment procedures.
Brushes do not turn or turn very
slowly.
Hydraulic system problem:
See Hydraulics System Problems in this
section.
Motor
Control valve
Gear pump
Relief valve
Little or no vacuum in brush
compartment.
Scrubhead will not lower.
Brush switch not on
Press to on position
Foot pedal not depressed
Press to forward position
Filters clogged.
Clean filters.
Leak or clog in hose from impeller.
Repair leaks; clear obstructions or
replace hose.
Impeller failure.
Check and repair.
Fuse blown.
Replace fuse.
Loose scrubhead switch wires.
Connect wires.
Loose connection of plug at actuator.
Connect.
Defective actuator.
Replace actuator.
Defective scrubhead switch.
Replace switch.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
SOLUTION(S)
Poor water pick-up
Recovery tank is full.
Empty the tank; if foaming badly, change
detergent.
Squeegee worn.
Replace squeegee.
Debris caught in squeegee or pick-up tube.
Remove debris.
Leak or clog in hose from impeller.
Repair leak, clear obstruction or replace
hose.
Squeegee out of adjustment.
Adjust squeegee.
Engine not operating at high speed.
Check Throttle Switch Position
Impeller failure.
Check and repair.
Solution tank is empty.
Fill tank.
Solution pump not on.
Check Switch
Solution flow valve not functioning
Check broom switch & pressure
switches @ main pump
Delivery lines clogged.
Clear lines.
Fwd/Rev Pedal not depressed
Press pedal
Solution valve out of lever adjustment.
Adjust.
Solution not being delivered.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
SOLUTION(S)
Scrubber unit not cleaning the
floor.
Brushes worn.
Replace.
Need different type of brush or detergent.
Use manufacturer’s recommended
brushes / detergent.
Debris caught in brush drive mechanism.
Clear obstruction.
Brushes out of adjustment.
Adjust.
Brush motor failure.
See Hydraulics System Problems.
Loose or defective squeegee switch (on
console).
Reconnect wiring or replace switch.
Loose wire(s) at foot pedal.
Connect.
Foot pedal switches need adjustment.
Re-adjust cams.
Foot pedal switches need adjustment.
Re-adjust cams.
Defective waterman valve
Check coil @ valve
Lift springs worn out or missing.
Replace springs.
Bad ground at valve.
Check ground.
No power at valve.
Check fuse
Squeegee will not lower.
Squeegee will not raise in
reverse or by console switch.
NOTE: Power At The Waterman Valve = Squeegee In The Up Position
No Power At Valve = Squeegee In Down Position
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
SOLUTION(S)
Loss of dust control.
Debris in hose or impeller inlet.
Clean.
Broom skirts or seal worn.
Replace.
Skirt clearance from floor exceeds ⅛”.
Adjust clearance.
Dust control filters clogged.
Clean filters.
Filter seals worn or missing.
Replace.
Poor seal with vacuum gasket.
Visually check and adjust, if necessary.
Hopper full.
Dump hopper.
Broom(s) out of adjustment.
Adjust.
Broom bristles worn.
Check broom for wear and adjustment.
Poor performance of broom drive mechanism.
Check for jam in broom chamber.
Broom lift arms hung up with debris.
Clear out debris.
Hopper flaps damaged or missing.
Replace or adjust clearance.
Hopper out of adjustment.
Check hopper clearance.
Dust control filters clogged.
Clean filters.
Line to cylinder leaking.
Tighten fittings or replace hose.
Piston seals leaking.
Replace seals.
Bent piston rod.
Replace rod.
Sweeper unit leaving debris.
Hopper lift cylinder failure.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
SOLUTION(S)
Hopper does not raise or lower.
Hydraulics system problem:
See Hydraulics Systems
Problems in this section.
Control valve
Gear pump
Lift cylinder
Relief valve
Hopper arms binding.
Hopper does not rotate or rotates Hopper load too heavy.
too slowly.
Hydraulics system problem:
Control valve
Lubricate or adjust arm linkage.
Dump more frequently.
See Hydraulics System
Problems in this section.
Gear pump
Lift cylinder
Relief valve
Hydraulic control valve failure
Misaligned control linkage.
Align.
Foreign matter in spool bore.
Remove spool and clean bore.
Valve seals Leaking.
Replace seals.
O-rings leaking.
Replace O-rings
Relief valve stuck open.
Clean or replace relief valve.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
SOLUTION(S)
Hydraulic drive motor failure.
Insufficient oil supply
Fill Reservoir
Motor leaking.
Replace seals.
Drive pump coupler failed
Replace
Key on motor shaft failed
Replace key
Drive hub failed
Replace
Output shaft malfunction.
Replace output shaft and bearings.
Pump leaking.
Replace seals or RR Pump
Drive coupler failed
Replace
Gears worn or scored.
Rebuild pump or RR Pump
Relief valve stuck.
Clean or replace (at control valve).
Oil supply low.
Check and fill.
Oil strainer clogged.
Replace strainer (inside reservoir).
Incorrect oil.
Use recommended viscosity oil.
Damage due to entry of air into hydraulic
system.
Maintain correct hydraulic fluid level
in reservoir. Keep suction hose fittings
tight..
Hydraulic gear pump failure.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
SOLUTION(S)
Hydraulic variable displacement
pump failure.
Pump leaking.
Replace seals.
Relief valve(s) stuck.
Clean or replace relief valve(s) at the
pump.
Drive coupling malfunction.
Replace defective gears.
Control linkage out of adjustment.
Check to see if linkage is binding
unfastened.
Charge pump gears worn or scored.
Replace defective gears.
Damage due to entry of air into hydraulic
system.
Maintain correct hydraulic fluid level
in reservoir. Keep suction hose fittings
tight.
Air in system.
Check fluid level in reservoir; check for
loose connections or leaks.
Relief valve dirty or damaged.
Clean or replace.
Loose suction line.
Tighten fittings.
Clogged section filter or pump inlet line.
Replace filter, clear line; change fluid in
reservoir if dirty and flush system.
Internal pump or motor damage.
Inspect and repair.
Hydraulic system noisy.
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WARRANTY
Revision G
Effective September 2010
PowerBoss Made Simple Industrial Limited Warranty
Minuteman International owner of PowerBoss warrants to the original purchaser/user that the product is free from defects in workmanship and materials under
normal use. PowerBoss will, at its option, repair or replace without charge, parts that fail under normal use and service when operated and maintained in
accordance with the applicable operation and instruction manuals. All warranty claims must be submitted through and approved by factory authorized repair
stations.
This warranty does not apply to normal wear, or to items whose life is dependent on their use and care. Parts not manufactured by PowerBoss are covered by and subject to the
warranties and/or guarantees of their manufacturers. Please contact Minuteman International for procedures in warranty claims against these manufacturers.
Special warning to purchaser -- Use of replacement parts not manufactured by PowerBoss or its designated licensees, will void all warranties expressed or
implied. A potential health hazard exits without original equipment replacement.
All warranted items become the sole property of Minuteman International or PowerBoss or its original manufacturer, whichever the case may be.
PowerBoss disclaims any implied warranty, including the warranty of merchantability and the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. PowerBoss assumes no
responsibility for any special, incidental or consequential damages.
This limited warranty is applicable only in the U.S.A. and Canada, and is extended only to the original user/purchaser of this product. Customers outside the U.S.A.
and Canada should contact their local distributor for export warranty policies. PowerBoss is not responsible for costs or repairs performed by persons other than
those specifically authorized by PowerBoss. This warranty does not apply to damage from transportation, alterations by unauthorized persons, misuse or abuse of
the equipment, use of non-compatible chemicals, or damage to property, or loss of income due to malfunctions of the product. If a difficulty develops with this
machine, you should contact the dealer from whom it was purchased.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
special, incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions and limitations may not apply to you.
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machine, you should contact the dealer from whom it was purchased.
WARRANTY
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
special, incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions and limitations may not apply to you.
Travel*
Labor
Parts
Engine
Extended Warranty
Costs
Battery sweepers
Ninety days
One year
One year
N/A
2 years Parts + Labor (or 2000 Hours
IC sweepers
Ninety days
One year
One year
Through manufacturer
2 years Parts + Labor (or 2000 Hours
Battery scrubbers
Ninety days
Two years
Three years
N/A
3 Years Parts + Labor (or 3000 Hours)
Battery scrubbers
Ninety days
Two years
Three years/2000 hrs N/A
IC sweeper/scrubbers
Ninety days
Six months Two years/2000 hrs
Two years/3000 hrs**
2 years Parts + Labor (or 2000 Hours
2%
3%
IC sweepers
Ninety days
Six months Four years/3000 hrs
Five years/3000 hrs**
4 Years Parts + 2 Years Labor (or 4000
Hours)
3%
Apex series sweeper
Ninety days
One year
One year/1000 hrs**
2 years Parts + Labor (or 2000 Hours)
6X sweeper
Ninety days
Six months Two years/2000 hrs
Two years/2000 hours**
2 years Parts + Labor (or 2000 Hours)
3%
3%
Ninety days
Six months Two years/2000 hrs
Two years/3000 hours**
2 years Parts + Labor (or 2000 Hours)
3%
Walk behinds
Riders
3 Years Parts + Labor (or 3000 Hours)
Exceptions
One year/1000 hrs
Other Products
QRE-3001A
2%
2%
2%
Tank Bladders
Eight years/ no additional labor
Polyethylene plastic tanks
Ten years/ no additional labor
Batteries
0-3 months full replacement, 4-12 prorated credit
Chargers
One-year replacement
Replacement parts
Ninety days
*Two-hour cap
**Through engine manufacturer. See section 3 of warranty manual for engine warranty exceptions
*** Based upon dealer’s certification status
Extended Warranty MUST be signed up within 30 days of delivery to End User (Dealer has 1Year from Receiving Machine to Sign up extended Warranty)
Extended Warranty Cost is based on Invoice Price multiplied by the Percentage listed in the Extended Warranty Column
All above labor and travel reimbursed at 65 or 75% of the published shop rate.
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