Simplicity UVG1621BV Operator`s manual

Safety Instructions & Operator’s Manual For
TURF CRUISER
TRAIL CRUISER
™
™
UTILITY VEHICLES †
SERIES 1
UV1621BV (85668)
UVG1621BV (85632)
UVGT1621BV
(85903)
UVGT1621BV shown
NOTE: Not all utility vehicle models
come with accessories shown above.
Thank you for buying a Turf Cruiser™/Trail Cruiser™ Utility Vehicle! Before operating your machine, read this
manual carefully and pay particular attention to the “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” on Pages 2 thru 6.
Remember that all power equipment can be dangerous if used improperly. Also keep in mind that SAFETY
requires careful use in accordance with the operating instructions and common sense!
NOTE: Specifications are correct at time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
* Actual sustained equipment horsepower will likely be lower due to operating limitations and environmental factors.
† Turf Cruiser™ & Trail Cruiser™ utility vehicles are manufactured by Snapper Products Inc., McDonough, GA 30253.
MANUAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT © 2004
SNAPPER – A DIVISION OF SIMPLICITY MFG. INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
MANUAL No. 2-6153 (Rev. 2, 11/11/04)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
This machine is a multi-purpose utility vehicle intended for off-road use only. It is not a toy and it is not a
recreation vehicle. Careless, reckless operation can cause accidents resulting in damage and injury. Failure to
comply with the following SAFETY instructions could result in serious injury or death to the operator or others.
The owner of the machine must understand these instructions and only allow persons that understand these
instructions to operate the machine. The operator must be an adult or teenager with mature judgment, 16 years
old or older, and must possess a valid driver’s license. Each operator must evaluate his or her ability to
operate the machine safely and is responsible for the safe operation of the machine and the safety of a
passenger. Safe operation of the machine limits the number of occupants to one operator and only one
passenger. Both the operator and the passenger must be seated in the seats provided with the seat belt buckle
securely latched and the seat belt adjusted to a snug fit. The person operating the machine must be of sound
mind and body and must not be under the influence of any substance, which might impair vision, dexterity or
judgment. If you have any questions pertaining to your machine, which your dealer cannot answer to your
satisfaction, call or write the Customer Service Department at SNAPPER, McDonough, Georgia 30253. Phone:
800-935-2967.
PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN
PROTECTION AGAINST TIPOVERS
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not
alert to the presence and safety of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the
work activity. Never assume that children will
remain where you last saw them.
1. KEEP children out of the work area, away from
the machine and under the watchful care of a
responsible adult.
2. DO NOT allow children or others to ride in the
cargo bed, on attachments or towed equipment.
The one Passenger must be seated in the
passenger seat with the seat belt buckle
securely latched and the seat belt adjusted to a
snug fit.
3. DO NOT allow pre-teenage children to operate
the machine. All operators must be properly
trained in the safe operation of the machine, be
16 years old or older, and possess a valid
driver’s license.
4. ALLOW only adults or responsible teenagers,
16 years old or older, with mature judgment
under close adult supervision to operate
machine.
5. BEFORE BACKING, stop machine completely.
LOOK and SEE behind and down for children,
pets and hazards, before and while backing.
6. USE EXTRA CARE and reduce speed when
approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or
other objects that may obscure vision.
7. SEAT BELTS are provided for the comfort and
safety of the operator and a passenger and
must be worn at all times. Lap-style seat belts
may not provide adequate protection for small
children. Carrying infants or toddlers is not
recommended.
USE EXTRA CARE when
carrying a child passenger.
The machine is equipped with an Operator
Protective Structure. The structure when used
properly can offer additional security to the
operator and a passenger in the event of a tip-over
accident. The lap-style seat belts must be worn at
all times for proper protection. Slopes, improper
loads and towing are major factors related to lossof-control and tip-over accidents.
All slopes
require extra CAUTION. Loads, attachments and
towing affect stability, handling and braking.
Reduce speed, avoid sharp turns and sudden
changes in speed.
Allow extra distance for
stopping machine.
1. DO NOT operate the machine on slopes
exceeding 15 degrees (27% grade). Loss of
control, sliding and/or tipover may occur.
2. Exercise EXTREME CAUTION on slopes above
10 degrees (18% grade).
3. DO NOT operate machine back and forth across
face of slopes. Operate up and down. Practice
on slopes with cargo bed empty, and no
attachments or trailer hitched to machine.
4. Avoid uphill starts. If machine stops going
uphill or tires lose traction, apply brake, back
slowly and straight down the slope. Do not turn
machine.
5. STAY ALERT for holes and other hidden
hazards. Tall grass can hide obstacles. Keep
away from ditches, washouts, culverts, fences
and protruding objects.
6. Keep a safe distance (at least 3 feet) away from
edge of ditches and other drop offs. The
machine could turn over if an edge caves in.
7. Always begin forward motion slowly and with
caution.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CARRYING LOADS (Continued)
PROTECTION AGAINST TIPOVERS
9. Always release accelerator and apply brake
when descending slopes to maintain safe
speed.
10. DO NOT replace tires with different size or
construction. Tire size and construction are
critical to the proper handling and stability of
the machine.
Use only tires approved by
manufacturer.
(Continued)
8. DO NOT operate machine on slopes exceeding
10 degrees (18% grade) when towing. Cargo
bed must be loaded when towing.
9. DO NOT put your foot on the ground to try and
stabilize the machine.
10. DO NOT operate machine under any condition
where traction, steering or stability is doubtful.
11. DO NOT remove or modify the Operator
Protective Structure. Operator and passenger
must be properly seated and must wear seat
belts, snuggly fastened, at all times.
12. DO NOT shift to neutral and allow machine to
coast down slope. When descending a slope
apply brake to maintain safe speed and drive
straight. Avoid turning when descending a
slope.
13. The use of a helmet, face shield or safety
glasses
and
substantial
clothing
is
recommended.
TOWING
Towing, as with carrying loads, affects the
handling, stability and braking of the machine.
Towing loads requires extra caution.
Reduce
speeds when towing and avoid slopes whenever
possible. Allow extra distance for braking.
1. DO NOT exceed rated towing capacity of
machine. Reduce load on slopes.
2. DO NOT exceed rated tongue capacity of hitch.
3. DO NOT modify hitch. Towed loads must only
be attached to the hitch point provided on the
machine.
4. DO NOT attempt to tow where steering, traction
or stability is doubtful.
5. Tow loads at a speed slow enough to maintain
control. DO NOT exceed 10 MPH while towing.
6. Cargo bed must be loaded when towing to
provide adequate traction and braking.
7. DO NOT tow a load that you cannot safely
control.
8. DO NOT tow loads on rough ground, or loose,
slippery surfaces.
9. DO NOT allow children or others to ride on a
trailer or towed attachment.
10. DO NOT tow the machine behind any other
machine or vehicle.
CARRYING LOADS
Carrying loads affects the handling, stability and
braking of the machine. Improper loads, excessive
speed, sharp turns, rough ground, loose or slippery
surfaces and slopes can cause loss of control,
sliding and/or tip-over accidents resulting in
damage, serious injury or death. Extra caution is
required whenever the machine is used to carry
loads.
1. DO NOT exceed rated load capacity of the
machine.
Reduce load and speed when
operating machine on slopes.
2. DO NOT carry off-center loads. All loads must
be centered in the cargo bed and secured to
prevent shifting.
3. DO NOT stack loads higher than the sides of the
cargo bed. Keep all loads as low as possible to
minimize effect on stability.
4. Loads affect stability, handling and braking.
Reduce speed, avoid sharp turns, and allow
extra distance for braking.
5. DO NOT attempt to dump loads from cargo bed.
Empty load before raising bed.
Raising a
loaded cargo bed can affect stability, resulting
in tip-over.
6. DO NOT drive machine with the cargo bed in a
raised position.
7. DO NOT raise cargo bed when on a slope.
8. Tire pressure is extremely important to the
handling, stability and braking of the machine.
Tire inflation pressure must be maintained as
specified on the machine and in this manual.
PREPARATION
Read, understand and follow instructions and
warnings in this manual and on the machine,
engine and attachments. Know the controls and
the proper use of the machine before starting.
1. Only mature, responsible persons shall operate
the machine and only after proper instruction.
The operator must possess a valid driver’s
license.
2. Handle fuel with care. Fuels are flammable and
vapors explosive.
Use only approved fuel
container. DO NOT remove fuel cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Add fuel outdoors
only with engine stopped and cool. Clean
spilled fuel from machine. DO NOT smoke
while refueling the machine.
3. Practice operation of machine in a flat open
area free from obstacles and hazards. Operate
at reduced speed until familiar with the handling
of the machine and operation of all controls.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PREPARATION (Continued)
SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE
(Continued)
4. Be familiar with the area in which the machine
will be operated. Inspect area for objects and
hazards that could cause loss of control.
5. Keep people and pets clear of machine and
work area.
6. Inspect shields, guards, switches, brakes and
other safety devices frequently for proper
operation and keep them in place.
7. Inspect headlights and repair as required before
operating machine. Keep headlight lenses and
rear reflectors clean to provide maximum
visibility.
8. Make sure all safety signs are clearly legible.
Replace if damaged.
9. Protect yourself; dress appropriately for the
conditions and the work being performed.
Protective equipment, such as helmet, safety
glasses or face shield, substantial footwear,
long pants, is recommended.
10. Know how to STOP the machine quickly and
safely in preparation for emergencies.
11. Use extra care when loading or unloading
machine into a truck or trailer.
12. Make sure accelerator, brake, steering, and shift
lever function properly before operating
machine.
13. Adjust
tire
inflation
pressure
to
the
specifications listed on the machine and in this
manual.
14. Inspect condition of tires and replace worn or
deteriorated tires before operating machine,
using only tires of the same size, type and
construction approved by SNAPPER.
15. Obey all local ordinances and laws governing
the operation of off-road vehicles.
Drive
responsibly and respect private property.
7. Remove gas-powered equipment from the
vehicle or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If
this is not possible, then refuel equipment
using a portable container, rather than a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
8. DO NOT start gas powered equipment in
enclosed vehicles or trailers.
9. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the
fuel tank or container opening at all times until
fueling is complete. DO NOT use a nozzle lockopen device
10. If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
11. DO NOT overfill a fuel tank. Replace fuel cap
and tighten securely.
OPERATION
It is extremely important that the operator of this
machine understand that it is not a toy, an ATV or
recreation vehicle. Engaging in horseplay, joy
riding, racing, jumping, hill climbing and similar
activities greatly increases the likelihood of
accidents, which may result in damage, serious
injury and death.
1. Operator must mount and dismount the
machine from the left side. The passenger must
mount and dismount the machine from the right
side.
2. DO NOT attempt to start engine unless properly
seated in the operator’s seat.
3. DO NOT leave the machine with the engine
running. Stop engine, set park brake, shift to
neutral and remove key before leaving the
machine for any reason.
4. Operator must be properly seated with the seat
belt buckle securely latched and the seat belt
adjusted to a snug fit before operating machine.
5. Seating is restricted to only one operator and
one passenger.
The passenger must be
properly seated in the passenger seat with the
seat belt buckle securely latched and the seat
belt adjusted to a snug fit before starting and
operating the machine. DO NOT carry more
than one passenger.
6. DO NOT shift transmission when machine is in
motion. Machine must be fully stopped before
shifting.
7. DO NOT operate machine on or near highways
or public roadways. This machine is designed
for off-road use only and is not licensed for use
on public roads.
8. Keep hands and feet inside machine at all
times.
9. DO NOT stand up in machine while machine is
in motion.
SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use
extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive
1. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
other sources of ignition.
2. Use only an approved fuel container.
3. DO NOT remove fuel cap or add fuel with the
engine running. Allow the engine to cool before
refueling.
4. DO NOT refuel the machine indoors.
5. DO NOT store the machine or fuel container
inside where there is an open flame, spark or
pilot light such as on a water heater or other
appliances.
6. DO NOT fill fuel containers inside a vehicle or
on a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner.
Always place the containers on the ground
away from the vehicle before filling.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION (Continued)
ELECTRIC WINCH OPERATION
(Continued)
10. DO NOT operate machine at speeds in excess
of 10 MPH with the differential lock engaged.
11. DO NOT attempt to engage differential lock
while machine or wheels are moving.
Completely stop machine, before engaging
differential lock.
12. DO NOT attempt to turn the machine with the
differential lock engaged. To avoid loss of
control, slow machine and disengage the
differential lock before turning.
13. Reduce speed and use extra caution in
unfamiliar areas.
14. Avoid low hanging or protruding objects that
may strike the operator, passenger or Operator
Protective Structure.
15. Slow machine before turning. Avoid sharp
turns.
16. DO NOT park machine on slopes. Avoid uphill
starts. DO NOT abruptly change speed or
direction on slopes.
Avoid turns when
descending slopes. Slow down and use extra
caution when turning on slopes.
17. Watch out for traffic when near or crossing
roadways.
18. DO NOT operate engine in enclosed areas.
Engine
exhaust
gases
contain
carbon
monoxide, a deadly poison.
2. The wire rope must be free of tension and the
wire rope drum fully stopped before engaging
or disengaging the clutch.
3. DO NOT use a recovery strap or other types of
stretchable straps in a winching operation.
4. Use the hook strap to hold the hook when
spooling wire rope in or out.
5. Always wear heavy leather gloves and do not
allow wire rope to slide through your hands.
6. DO NOT allow a helper to operate the winch
while you are handling the wire rope or hook.
7. Always keep hands and clothing clear of the
wire rope, spool and hook during operation and
when spooling.
8. DO NOT leave remove control (optional
accessory) plugged into winch while free
spooling, rigging, or not in use.
9. DO NOT use the winch as a hoist.
10. DO NOT tow the vehicle using the winch’s wire
rope.
MAINTENANCE
1. DO NOT store machine or fuel container inside
where fumes may reach an open flame, spark,
or pilot light such as in a water heater, furnace,
clothes dryer or other gas appliance. Allow
engine to cool before storing machine in an
enclosure. Store fuel container out of reach of
children in a well-ventilated, unoccupied
building.
2. Keep engine free of grass, leaves, and excess
grease and oil to reduce fire hazard and
overheating.
3. When draining fuel tank, drain fuel into an
approved container outdoors away from open
flame.
4. Check brakes each time machine is used;
adjust, repair or replace as needed.
5. Condition of tires and tire inflation pressure is
critical to the proper handling and braking of
the machine. Inspect tires and adjust pressure
before operating the machine. DO NOT operate
machine with worn or deteriorated tires. Use
only tires approved by manufacturer.
6. Keep all bolts, nuts, and screws properly
tightened.
7. Always provide adequate ventilation when
running engine. Engine exhaust gases contain
carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly
poison.
8. Disconnect negative (black) cable from battery
before performing maintenance or service.
Unexpected cranking of engine could cause
injury.
9. DO NOT work under machine without safety
blocks.
POWERLINKTM BY BRIGGS & STRATTON
(Not featured on all models)
The POWERLINKTM On-Board Generator System
produces electricity that could result in death,
serious injury and/or property damage if proper
precautions are not followed. A Briggs & Stratton
Operating and Safety Instruction manual has been
provided with utility vehicles equipped with the
POWERLINKTM On-Board Generator System. To
avoid serious injury or death, read, understand and
follow all warnings and instructions in the manual,
on the machine and engine before using the
generator system.
ELECTRIC WINCH OPERATION
(Optional accessory on some models)
Every winching operation has the potential for
personal injury. The manufacturer of the winch has
provided detailed operating and safety instructions
that have been included with utility vehicles
equipped with a winch. To avoid serious injury or
death, read, understand and follow all warnings and
instructions in the manual, on the machine and
winch before performing a winching operation.
1. Read, understand and follow all warnings and
instructions in the winch operator’s manual
before performing a winching operation.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
MAINTENANCE (Continued)
10. When working on machine with cargo bed
raised, make sure that prop rod support is
securely latched.
11. Service engine and make adjustments only
when engine is stopped. Remove spark plug
wires and secure away from spark plugs.
12. DO NOT check for spark by grounding plug
near sparkplug opening. The spark could ignite
the gas exiting the engine.
13. DO NOT change engine governor speed
settings or over speed engine.
14. DO NOT modify machine. Use only genuine
replacement parts to assure that original
standards and performance are maintained.
15. Have machine serviced by an authorized
SNAPPER dealer at least once a year and have
dealer install any new safety devices.
16. POWERLINKTM On-Board Generator System
must be serviced by an authorized Service
Dealer. DO NOT tamper with or modify the
generator system in any way.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...................................................................... 2-6
TABLE OF CONTENTS....................................................................................................7
SECTION 1 –
FAMILIARIZATION ................................................................................................. 8-9
CONTROL IDENTIFICATION & SAFETY SIGNS .............................................. 10-12
SECTION 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................... 13-21
Pre-Start Check List......................................................................................................... 13-14
Controls – Function & Operation ................................................................................... 14-16
Starting & Stopping Engine ..................................................................................................17
Starting & Stopping Machine Motion ...................................................................................17
Parking Machine.....................................................................................................................18
Using Differential Lock..........................................................................................................18
Driving the Machine ......................................................................................................... 18-19
Carrying Loads.......................................................................................................................19
Towing............................................................................................................................... 19-20
Transporting Machine ...........................................................................................................20
Water Crossing.......................................................................................................................20
Operating POWERLINK™ Onboard Generator ............................................................. 20-21
SECTION 3 – MAINTENANCE ................................................................................. 22-25
Introduction ............................................................................................................................22
Service – After First 5 Hours........................................................................................... 22-24
Change Engine Oil..............................................................................................................22
Engine Air Cleaner........................................................................................................ 22-23
Check Transmission Fluid .................................................................................................23
Check Tire Pressure ...........................................................................................................23
Lubrication – Axle Couplings and Steering King Pins ...................................................23
Check Wheel Lug Nuts.......................................................................................................23
Check Brakes ......................................................................................................................23
Check Interlocks .................................................................................................................24
Service – Every 25 Operating Hours ....................................................................................24
Check Battery......................................................................................................................24
Check Drive Belt .................................................................................................................24
Engine Service ....................................................................................................................24
Service – Every 50 Operating Hours .............................................................................. 24-25
Check Wear Pads on Driven Clutch..................................................................................24
Check Drive Clutch.............................................................................................................25
Change Engine Oil..............................................................................................................25
Service – Every 100 Operating Hours ..................................................................................25
Change Engine Oil Filter ....................................................................................................25
Service – Every 200 Operating Hours (or Yearly) ...............................................................25
Change Transmission Fluid...............................................................................................25
Replace Fuel Filter..............................................................................................................25
Storage – Out of Season .......................................................................................................25
SECTION 4 – ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIRS ............................................................ 26-29
Drive Belt Replacement.........................................................................................................26
Service Brake & Park Brake Adjustment....................................................................... 26-27
Battery Removal.....................................................................................................................27
Battery Installation.................................................................................................................28
Battery Charging ....................................................................................................................28
Battery Storage ......................................................................................................................28
Battery Testing .......................................................................................................................28
Cargo Bed Latch Striker Adjustment ...................................................................................28
Transmission Shift Rod Adjustment....................................................................................29
SECTION 5 – ELECTRICAL..................................................................................... 30-31
Wiring Schematic ...................................................................................................................30
Wire Harness Detail ...............................................................................................................31
TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................................................................32
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .........................................................................................33
WARRANTY & PRODUCT REGISTRATION FORM ............................................... 34-35
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SECTION 1 – FAMILIARIZATION
HOOD
RETAINING
LATCH (2)
SEAT (2)
OPERATOR PROTECTIVE
STRUCTURE (OPS)
SEAT
BELT (2)
STORAGE
COMPARTMENT
CARGO BED
CARGO BED
LATCH LEVER
TOOL
BOX
BRUSH
GUARD *
POWERLINK™
GENERATOR SYSTEM *
ELECTRIC
WINCH *
SEAT SIDE
BAR (ONE
EACH SIDE)
HEADLIGHTS
* NOT ON ALL MODELS
TAILGATE
TAILGATE
LATCH (2)
FUEL FILL
RECEIVER
HITCH
CARGO BED
LIFT HANDLE
(ONE EACH SIDE)
1.2 NOMENCLATURE
The nomenclature information above shows the
essential parts of the vehicle. It is recommended that all
operators of this equipment become thoroughly familiar
with the controls, components, and operation of this
machine before operating. Specific details involving the
engine are found in the separate engine owner’s
manual. Study these manuals before operating and
keep both handy for future reference.
1.1 INTRODUCTION
This manual has been prepared for the operators of
Turf Cruiser™ & Trail Cruiser™ utility vehicles. Its
purpose, aside from recommending standard operating
procedures and routine service requirements, is to
promote SAFETY through the use of accepted
operating practices. Read, Understand and Follow the
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS on Pages 2
thru 6 of this manual and All SAFETY messages on the
utility vehicle and its accessories before operating.
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8
SECTION 1 – FAMILIARIZATION
DASHBOARD / PEDAL CLUSTER
STEERING WHEEL
HOURMETER/TACHOMETER/
SERVICE MINDER COMBO
SPEEDOMETER/FUEL GAUGE
COMBO
BEVERAGE
HOLDERS
IGNITION
SWITCH
HAND
GRIP
FUSE
PANEL
HEADLIGHT
SWITCH
ELECTRIC WINCH
SWITCH (OPTIONAL)
IMPORTANT NOTE: DUE TO SPACE
LIMITATIONS,
THE
BRAKE
AND
ACCELERATOR PEDALS ARE OFFSET
TO THE RIGHT OF THE OPERATOR’S
SEAT. OPERATOR MUST EXERCISE
EXTREME CAUTION WHEN FIRST
OPERATING THE VEHICLE, UNTIL
FAMILIAR WITH PEDAL OFFSET.
BRAKE
PEDAL
ACCELERATOR
PEDAL
CONTROL CONSOLE
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK LEVER
CHOKE KNOB
BED LIFT SWITCH
(OPTIONAL)
TRANSMISSION
SHIFT LEVER
PARKING BRAKE
KNOB
12V ACCESSORY
PLUG
STORAGE TRAY
8
9
CONTROL IDENTIFICATION & SAFETY SIGNS
CHOKE
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK
ON
HEADLIGHTS
CARGO BED
LIFT
(OPTIONAL)
OFF
TRANSMISSION
SHIFTER
HEADLIGHT SWITCH
PARK
BRAKE
CONSOLE CONTROLS
IGNITION SWITCH
DANGER –
OPERATOR PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE
SPEEDOMETER/FUEL GAUGE COMBO
9
10
CONTROL IDENTIFICATION & SAFETY SIGNS
WARNING – NO RIDERS
WARNING - TO PREVENT FIRE
WARNING – OFF ROAD USE ONLY
WARNING – HOT SURFACE
WARNING – HITCH & TOWING
SPECIFICATIONS & MAINTENANCE
POWERLINK™ WARNINGS
WARNING – CARGO BED & LOADS
● DO NOT OPERATE MACHINE WITH
● ALL LOADS MUST BE CENTERED
CARGO BED RAISED.
● DO NOT RAISE CARGO BED WHEN
LOADED OR ON SLOPES.
NO HIGHER THAN SIDES OF
CARGO BED AND SECURED TO
PREVENT SHIFTING.
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CONTROL IDENTIFICATION & SAFETY SIGNS
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
● OPERATOR MUST BE ADULT OR
RESPONSIBLE TEENAGER AT LEAST
16 YEARS OLD AND POSSESS A
VALID DRIVERS LICENSE.
● MAXIMUM; ONE OPERATOR AND ONE
PASSENGER (400 LBS TOTAL). BOTH
MUST BE SEATED IN SEATS PROVIDED,
WITH SEAT BELT LATCHED AND
ADJUSTED TO A SNUG FIT.
● READ ALL MANUALS AND
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE OPERATING VEHICLE.
●
●
●
●
●
ON ALL SLOPES: EXERCISE CAUTION, REDUCE SPEED, AVOID SHARP TURNS, AVOID
SUDDEN STARTS, DO NOT RAISE CARGO BED. REDUCE LOADS ON SLOPES.
DO NOT OPERATE MACHINE ACROSS FACE OF SLOPES.
DO NOT OPERATE ON SLOPES IN EXCESS OF 15° (27% GRADE).
DO NOT HAUL OR TOW LOADS ON SLOPES IN EXCESS OF 10° (18% GRADE). DO NOT TOW A
LOAD YOU CANNOT SAFELY CONTROL.
DO NOT OVERLOAD OR EXCEED RATED CAPACITY OF MACHINE.
● MAXIMUM; ONE OPERATOR AND ONE PASSENGER (400 LBS
●
TOTAL). BOTH MUST BE SEATED IN SEATS PROVIDED, WITH
SEAT BELT LATCHED AND ADJUSTED TO A SNUG FIT.
DO NOT CARRY CHILDREN OR OTHERS IN CARGO BED, ON
HOOD, ATTACHMENTS OR TOWED EQUIPMENT.
● KEEP CHILDREN OUT OF WORK AREA AND AWAY
FROM THE MACHINE.
● BEFORE BACKING: STOP MACHINE COMPLETELY;
LOOK AND SEE BEHIND AND DOWN FOR CHILDREN,
PETS AND HAZARDS BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING.
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SECTION 2 – OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.1
2.1.6. Add Fuel to tank. (Refer to Engine Owner’s
manual for fuel specifications.) Make sure fuel filler cap
is tight after fueling. IMPORTANT NOTE: Always fuel
machine out of doors, where fumes can safely
dissipate. Do not smoke while fueling.
PRE-START CHECK LIST
Make the following checks and perform all service as
required before starting and operating the machine.
2.1.1. Read Manuals. Read, understand, and follow
instructions and warnings in this manual and all other
supplied manuals, as well as instructions and warnings
on the machine, engine and attachments. Know the
controls and the proper use of the machine before
starting.
2.1.7. Check Steering for excessive play.
operate machine if steering is loose or sloppy.
Do not
2.1.8. Check Headlights. Both headlights should be
functional before operating machine. Headlight lenses
and rear reflectors must be clean. (NOTE: Ignition
must be set to ‘Run’ position for headlights to function.)
2.1.2. Perform General Inspection. Thoroughly
inspect the entire machine for damage, wear, and loose
and missing hardware. Repair or replace damaged,
worn, loose and missing components prior to starting
and operating machine.
2.1.9. Check Engine and surrounding areas for
buildup of dirt, debris, oil, grease, etc.
IMPORTANT! ENGINE AND SURROUNDING AREAS
MUST BE KEPT CLEAN. Debris buildup can cause
engine overheating, severe damage, and fire.
2.1.3. Check Tires. Check and adjust tire pressure to
15 psi. front and rear. Inspect condition of tires for
wear, deterioration, cuts, and damage. Replace worn,
damaged or deteriorated tires before operating
machine, using only tires of original size, type and
construction.
2.1.10. Adjust Operator’s Seat. With engine stopped,
and park brake set, loosen two seat adjusting knobs
and move seat to desired position. Re-tighten both
knobs securely. See Figure 2.2.
2.1.4. Check Accelerator Pedal. With engine off,
depress pedal fully. The pedal must move freely, and
immediately return to original position when released.
2.1.5. Check Engine oil and Transmission fluid.
Raise empty cargo bed and carefully secure with prop
rod. Add oil as needed to bring engine to FULL mark
on dipstick. See Figure 2.1. Refer to Engine Owner’s
manual for engine oil specifications. Add fluid as
needed to bring transmission to FULL mark on dipstick.
See Figure 2.1. Use MOBILFLUID 424 or equivalent.
IMPORTANT! Do Not overfill. Always fully thread dip stick
when checking transmission fluid levels.
SEAT ADJUSTING
KNOBS
TRANSMISSION
FLUID
DIPSTICK/FILL
FIGURE 2.2
ENGINE
OIL FILL
2.1.11. Check Seat Belts. Mounting hardware must
be tight. Buckle must latch securely. Webbing must
not display signs of deterioration, wear, or damage.
ENGINE
OIL
DIPSTICK
2.1.12. Check Operator Protective Structure (OPS).
Check OPS for structural soundness (i.e. cracks,
damage, etc.) All OPS mounting hardware must be
tight. DO NOT operate a machine that has had the OPS
removed, damaged, or modified in any way.
FIGURE 2.1
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2.1.13. Check Cargo Bed. Cargo bed must be
lowered and securely latched. Tailgate should be
closed and latched. Tailgate support cables must be
installed and secured.
2.1.14. Check Safety Interlocks for proper function:
1. Engine must not crank unless Transmission is in
Neutral and Brake is fully depressed.
2. Engine must begin to die if operator leaves seat
without setting parking brake and shifting
Transmission into Neutral.
3 *. Engine must begin to die if Powerlink™
Generator speed control is engaged without
setting parking brake and shifting Transmission
into Neutral. (* Equipped models only)
DO NOT operate machine unless all safety interlocks
are functioning properly.
PARK BRAKE
KNOB (PULL
TO ENGAGE,
PUSH TO
DISENGAGE)
FIGURE 2.3
2.1.15. Check Parking Brake. Parking Brake must
hold when engaged. Refer to Section 2.2.2 – Controls
– Function and Operation, Park Brake. DO NOT
operate machine if brake is not adjusted and
functioning properly; refer to Section 4.2 – “Adjustment
and Repairs, Service Brake and Park Brake
Adjustment”.
2.2
2.2.3. Transmission Shift Lever. The shift lever has
three positions. It controls the direction of travel only
(not speed). Move the shift lever to the front slot for
forward (F). Move the shift lever to the back slot for
reverse (R). Place the shift lever in the center slot for
neutral (N). See Figure 2.4. The shift lever must be
placed in neutral (and the brake pedal fully depressed)
for the engine to crank and start. The machine must be
at a complete stop and the engine at idle before
shifting. Do not race engine and then shift into gear.
Move the shift lever with a quick and positive motion to
avoid grinding gears.
CONTROLS – FUNCTION AND OPERATION
2.2.1. Service Brake. Depress Brake Pedal to slow
or stop machine. Apply a steady firm force to the pedal.
Avoid sudden stops. Always release Accelerator Pedal
before applying brake. Allow extra stopping distance
when traveling down slopes, carrying loads or towing.
Apply brake when traveling down slopes to maintain
safe speed. To avoid skidding and loss of control, do
not operate machine on loose or slippery surfaces or
where traction is doubtful.
TRANSMISSION
SHIFT LEVER
2.2.2. Park Brake. To engage or set the park brake:
1) Pull park brake knob up and hold. See Figure 2.3.
2) Depress Brake Pedal firmly. There will be a clicking
sound as the pedal is depressed indicating that the
brake has engaged the lock mechanism. Two clicks
should be sufficient to hold the machine.
To disengage or release the park brake:
1) Depress brake pedal firmly while pushing park brake
knob down. See Figure 2.3.
2) Release pedal.
FORWARD
NEUTRAL
REVERSE
WARNING
DO NOT park machine on slopes. DO NOT leave
machine with engine running. Stop machine. Stop
engine. Set park brake. Shift transmission to
neutral and remove key before leaving the machine
for any reason.
FIGURE 2.4
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to shift gears with
motion. Bring machine to a complete
shifting. DO NOT shift gears until
returned to idle speed. DO NOT race
shift gears.
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machine in
stop before
engine has
engine and
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2.2
CONTROLS – FUNCTION AND OPERATION
WARNING
(Continued from previous page)
DO NOT operate machine if accelerator pedal
movement is sticky or sluggish. Engine must
immediately return to idle speed when pedal is
released.
2.2.4. Differential Lock.
The differential lock
increases traction by causing both rear wheels to pull
evenly. Move the lever towards the front of the slot and
latch to “Lock” the differential. (See Figure 2.4a.)
Unlatch the lever and move to the back of the slot to
“Unlock” the differential. Do not attempt to lock the
differential until all wheel rotation has stopped. Do Not
operate the machine in excess of 10 mph or attempt to
turn the machine with the differential locked. Always
unlock the differential when increased traction is no
longer needed.
2.2.6. Choke. The choke control is used to help start
a cold engine. Pull choke knob up to apply (‘turn on’)
choke. Push knob down to open (‘turn off’) choke. Do
not operate the engine with the choke on. (NOTE: After
starting a cold engine, the choke may be partially
applied to assist running during the warm up period.)
Refer to page 9 “Control Console”.
2.2.7. Seat Belt. A lap-style seat belt is provided for
the comfort and safety of the operator and one
passenger. Safe operation of the machine limits the
number of occupants to two. Both must be seated in the
seats provided with the seat belts buckled securely and
adjusted to a snug fit. To buckle the seat belt, insert
the latch plate fully into the latch. Check to make sure
that the belt is securely latched. Always adjust the seat
belt to a snug fit.
LOCK
WARNING
DO NOT operate machine until operator and one
passenger are properly seated, with seat belts
securely latched and adjusted to a snug fit. Lap
style seat belts may not provide adequate
protection for small children. Carrying infants or
toddlers is not recommended.
UNLOCK
FIGURE 2.4a
2.2.8. 12 Volt DC Accessory Plug. The 12-volt
accessory plug, located behind the parking brake knob
on the control console, accepts cigarette lighter type
power adapters and can be used to power small
electronic devices. The ignition must be set to the
“RUN” position for the accessory plug to function.
NOTE: Operating a 12-volt accessory, especially with
the engine at idle, may cause battery to discharge.
NOTE: When not using accessory plug, be sure to
replace rubber cover. Entrance of water into plug can
cause short circuit.
WARNING
DO NOT engage the differential lock with the
machine in motion or the rear wheels rotating.
Operate the machine with the differential locked
only at slow speeds, in a straight line and only
when increased traction is needed.
2.2.5. Accelerator Pedal. The accelerator pedal
controls the engine speed and the ground speed of the
machine. Depressing the pedal will increase engine
speed and cause the clutch to engage. The machine
will move in the direction selected with the shift lever.
The accelerator is also used to raise the engine speed,
with transmission in neutral, when warming a cold
engine. Always apply pressure to the accelerator
slowly and with caution. Do Not accelerate suddenly
and avoid sudden changes in speed.
Release
accelerator before applying brake. Reduce speed
before turning. Refer to page 9 “Brake Pedal &
Accelerator Pedal”.
WARNING
DO NOT exceed rated capacity of the 12 Volt
accessory plug. Replace fuses using same type
and rating only.
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2.2
2.2.11. Speedometer/Fuel Gauge Combo.
Both
functions are contained within the one dial. See Figure
2.6. Speedometer measures ground speed of unit.
Fuel gauge indicates amount of fuel in tank.
CONTROLS – FUNCTION AND OPERATION
(Continued from previous page)
2.2.9. Headlights. The headlights are controlled by a
rocker switch, located on the dash to the immediate left
of the steering wheel. See Figure 2.5. Push the switch
up to turn the headlights on. Push the switch down to
turn the headlights off. Note: The engine ignition switch
must be in the “RUN” position for the headlights to
operate.
Repair non-functional headlights before
operating machine and keep lenses clean.
2.2.12. Hourmeter/Tachometer/ServiceMinder
Combo. See Figure 2.6. With ignition off, LCD
readout displays hours engine used. With engine
started, readout displays RPM’s. After first seven (7)
hours of use, and every forty-nine (49) hours thereafter,
the ServiceMinder displays a message indicating oil
change is required. The message will be displayed for
two (2) hours, and will continue even if oil is changed
within the two hour period. After two hours, whether oil
is changed or not, display will revert back to
hourmeter/tachometer function.
ON
CABLE IN
OFF
CABLE OUT
2.2.13. Cargo Bed. The manual lift * cargo bed is
secured in the lowered position by two spring latches
located on either side of the machine. Pull outward on
the latch lever (located behind the left cargo bed lift
handle) to release the bed, and lift via the handle. Use
the prop rod to secure the bed in the fully raised
position. (NOTE: make sure slot in bottom of prop rod
fully drops onto catch bolt in machine frame; failure to
do so can result in serious injury.) The tailgate can be
opened by flipping open the two tailgate latches located
on either side of the tailgate and dropping gate down.
* An electrically operated bed lift kit is available.
Contact dealer for details.
HEADLIGHT
SWITCH
WINCH
SWITCH
(NOT ALL
MODELS)
FIGURE 2.5
2.2.10. Ignition Switch. The ignition switch has three
positions – Stop, Run, and Start. See Figure 2.6. Turn
key and hold momentarily at “Start” position to crank
the engine. After starting, release key to “Run” position.
Turn key to “Stop” position to stop engine. Turning the
key to the “Run” position will enable use of the
headlights and the 12 volt accessory plug. However,
when using the headlights or accessory plug, the
engine should be running to prevent discharging the
battery.
2.2.14. Powerlink™ Generator System (not on all
models). See Pages 18-19 for details on the Powerlink
generator.
2.2.15. Warn™ Electric Winch (not on all models).
The winch switch is located on the dashboard next to
the headlight switch, to the left of the steering wheel.
Pushing the switch down lets cable out; pushing the
switch up pulls cable in. See Figure 2.5. Refer to
manuals supplied with literature package for
comprehensive instructions on safe use and
maintenance of electric winch.
RUN
STOP
START
SPEEDOMETER
WARNING
The winch switch on the utility vehicle does not
automatically cut out when cable is fully retracted.
To avoid damage to winch and/or vehicle, inspect
cable regularly while retracting.
HOURMETER /
TACHOMETER /
SERVICEMINDER
DISPLAY
IGNITION SWITCH
FUEL GAUGE
FIGURE 2.6
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D. POWERLINK™ generator speed control lever
must be set all the way down to ‘SLOW’ (equipped
models only).
E. Start engine and allow 2 minute warm up
period.
F. Shift transmission to Forward. ENGINE MUST
BE AT IDLE SPEED.
G. Release park brake.
H. Move accelerator pedal slowly and with
caution. Allow machine to accelerate to desired
speed.
2.3 STARTING AND STOPPING ENGINE
Before attempting to start and operate machine,
perform all steps in the Pre-Start Check List
2.3.1. Starting Engine
A. Sit in operator’s seat and latch seat belt. Adjust
seat belt to a snug fit. If carrying a passenger, the
one passenger must also be seated with seat belt
securely latched and adjusted to a snug fit before
starting engine.
B. Set park brake.
C. Shift transmission to neutral.
D. Make sure POWERLINK™ generator speed
control lever is set all the way down to ‘SLOW’
(equipped models only).
E. Move choke control lever to the “ON” position
to start a cold engine.
F. Push accelerator pedal down approximately 1/3
of travel.
G. Turn ignition key to “START” position and hold
until engine starts. If after 5 to 10 seconds of
cranking the engine has not started, release key
and wait 20 seconds before attempting to crank the
engine again.
H. After engine starts, move the choke control to
the “OFF” position. Partial choke may be required
to keep the engine running smoothly during the
initial warm up period.
I. Allow 2 minutes for the engine to warm up.
Make sure choke is in “OFF” position after engine
has warmed.
J. Release accelerator pedal. Engine should idle.
If engine dies, additional warm up time may be
required.
2.4.2.
Starting Motion - Reverse
WARNING
BEFORE BACKING, Stop machine completely.
LOOK and SEE behind and down for children, pets
and hazards, before and while backing.
A. Complete pre-start checklist.
B. Operator must be seated with seat belt
securely latched and adjusted to a snug fit.
C. Park brake must be set and the transmission in
Neutral.
D. POWERLINK™ generator speed control lever
must be set all the way down to ‘SLOW’ (equipped
models only).
E. Start engine and allow 2 minute warm up
period.
F. Shift transmission to Reverse. ENGINE MUST
BE AT IDLE SPEED.
G. Release park brake.
H. Back slowly. Move accelerator pedal slowly
and with caution. Do not back at high speeds and
avoid sudden or sharp turns while backing.
I. When changing directions from Forward to
Reverse bring machine to a complete stop first.
Release accelerator pedal and apply brake.
J. Shift transmission to Reverse. Release brake
pedal and back slowly.
2.3.2. Stopping Engine
A. Release accelerator pedal and allow engine to
return to idle. Do not immediately stop a hot
engine. Allow engine to idle several minutes to cool
off before stopping.
B. Set park brake
C. Shift the transmission to Neutral.
D. Turn key to Stop and remove key.
2.4.3. Stopping Motion
A. Release accelerator pedal
B. Apply a firm steady pressure to brake pedal,
bringing machine to a controlled stop.
C. Set park brake.
D. Shift transmission to Neutral.
E. Stop engine.
F. Remove key.
2.4 STARTING AND STOPPING MACHINE
MOTION
IMPORTANT! – MACHINE MUST BE FULLY
STOPPED AND THE ENGINE AT IDLE SPEED
BEFORE SHIFTING GEARS. ALWAYS MOVE THE
SHIFT LEVER WITH A QUICK AND POSITIVE
MOTION TO AVOID GRINDING GEAR.
2.4.1. Starting Motion - Forward
A. Complete pre-start checklist.
B. Operator must be seated with seat belt
securely latched and adjusted to a snug fit.
C. Park brake must be set and the transmission in
Neutral.
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F. When increased traction is no longer needed
the differential must be unlocked. Move differential
lock lever to the “Unlocked” position.
G. Resume normal machine operation.
2.5 PARKING MACHINE
The park brake has a ratcheting lock mechanism.
When setting the brake a clicking sound will be heard
as the mechanism engages and locks the brake. To
set and hold the machine properly, two or more clicks
may be required. Always park the machine on a flat
surface. Inspect brakes for proper operation before
each use. Refer to Maintenance section of this manual
for inspection and adjustment procedures.
2.7
IMPORTANT! OPERATOR MUST BE 16
YEARS OLD OR OLDER AND POSSESS A
VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE
WARNING
2.7.1. Before operating machine, read understand
and follow all instructions and warnings in this manual
and on the machine, engine and attachments.
Careless, reckless operation can cause accidents
resulting in damage and injury.
It is extremely
important that the operator of this machine understand
that it is not a toy. Engaging in horseplay, joy riding,
racing, jumping, hill climbing and similar activities
greatly increases the likelihood of accidents, which may
result in damage, serious injury or death. Operating
machine on slopes, carrying loads and towing require
extra caution.
DO NOT park machine on slopes. DO NOT leave
machine with engine running. Stop machine. Stop
engine. Set park brake. Shift transmission to
Neutral and remove key before leaving the machine
for any reason.
A. Bring machine to a complete stop on a flat
surface.
B. Pull the park brake knob up to engage parking
brake.
C. Depress brake pedal firmly. (2 or more clicks.)
D. Stop engine.
E. Shift transmission to Neutral.
F. Remove key.
2.6
DRIVING THE MACHINE
2.7.2. The machine is equipped with a Continuously
Variable Torque drive train. No manual up shifting or
down shifting of gears is required. The transmission
automatically up-shifts and down-shifts to match
operating speed and load conditions. Depressing the
accelerator pedal increases engine speed and causes
the clutch to engage and the machine to move in the
direction selected with the transmission shift lever.
USING DIFFERENTIAL LOCK
The differential lock is only used when increased
traction is needed. Locking the differential causes both
rear wheels to turn equally, improving traction. The
differential lock should not be used at speeds in excess
of 10 mph. The differential will remain locked as long
as the control is in the “locked” position. Be sure to
“Unlock” the differential when increased traction is no
longer needed. Do not attempt to turn machine with the
differential locked. The machine and wheels must be
fully stopped before locking differential.
WARNING
DO NOT lock differential until machine and rear
wheel motion has stopped.
DO NOT operate
machine at speeds in excess of 10 mph with the
differential locked. DO NOT turn machine with
differential locked.
Unlock differential when
increased traction is not required.
A. Bring machine and wheels to a complete stop.
IMPORTANT! All motion must be stopped before
attempting to lock the differential.
B. Move the differential lock lever to the front of
the slot and latch in the “Locked” position.
C. Shift transmission to desired direction.
D. Move accelerator pedal slowly. The differential
will lock when the rear wheels turn at slightly
different speeds.
E. Drive the machine only in a straight line and at
a slow speed.
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2.7.3. General Operating Procedures
A. Always complete the Pre-Start Checklist before
starting or operating the machine.
B. Learn location and function of all controls
before starting and operating machine.
C. Do not start or operate the machine until seated
with seat belt securely latched and adjusted to a
snug fit. The machine is equipped with an Operator
Protective Structure. This structure can protect the
operator and one passenger against injury from a
tip-over accident if used properly. Both must be
seated in the seats provided with the seat belts
securely latched and adjusted to a snug fit. Seat
belts that are not latched or are not adjusted to a
snug fit will not provide protection.
D. Operate the machine at a safe speed. Reduce
speed when hauling loads, towing, on slopes and
on rough or loose surfaces. The operator must
exercise sound judgment and adjust the speed of
the machine based on operating conditions. Driving
too fast for conditions can cause loss of control,
accidents, injury or death.
E. Do Not overload the machine.
On level
surfaces, the maximum capacity of the cargo bed is
500 lb (227 kg). Reduce load when operating on
slopes. Limit loads to those you can safely control.
Maximum capacity, including two occupants, 900 lb
(408 kg).
F. Maximum occupants 2: one operator and one
passenger, 400 lb. (181 kg.) maximum. Both must
be properly seated in the seats provided, with seat
belts securely latched and adjusted to a snug fit.
G. Do Not carry children or others in the cargo
bed.
H. Do not operate machine across face of slopes.
Operate up and down.
I. Do Not shift to neutral and coast down slopes.
When descending a slope apply brake to maintain a
safe speed. Avoid turning when descending a
slope.
J. Reduce speed before turning. Avoid turning on
slopes.
K. Always lower the cargo bed and latch securely
before operating machine.
L. Before leaving the machine, Stop engine. Set
the park brake. Shift transmission to neutral and
remove key.
M. Do Not park the machine on slopes. Starting
and turning on slopes is not recommended.
Parking on flat surface eliminates the need to
perform these maneuvers on slopes.
N. Avoid sudden starts, stops and turns.
O. Apply brakes with a firm steady force. Avoid
sudden stops and skidding tires.
P. The use of a helmet, face shield or safety
glasses and substantial clothing is recommended.
Q. Be familiar with the area that the machine is
operated in. Stay alert for holes and hidden
hazards.
2.8 CARRYING LOADS
Carrying loads affects the handling, stability and
braking of the machine. Improper loads, shifting loads,
excessive speed, sharp turns, rough ground, loose or
slippery surfaces and slopes can cause loss of control,
sliding and/or tip-over accidents resulting in damage,
serious injury or death.
A. Do Not exceed the maximum capacity of the
machine. The maximum cargo bed capacity on
smooth level surface is 500 lb (227 kg). Reduce
load on rough ground and slopes.
B. Loads must be centered in the cargo bed and
secured to prevent shifting. Off center loads and
shifting loads can cause tipping and serious injury
or death.
C. Loads must not be stacked higher than the
sides of the cargo bed.
D. Always distribute loads evenly in the cargo bed
and keep loads as low as possible to minimize
effect on stability.
E. Reduce speed when carrying loads and allow
extra distance for stopping.
F. Do Not operate on slopes in excess of 10
degrees (18% grade) when carrying loads.
G. Tires must be properly inflated (15 psi. front
and rear) before carrying a load.
Improperly
inflated tires affect handling, stability and braking of
the machine.
H. Do Not attempt to dump loads from the cargo
bed. Always remove load first. Raising a loaded
cargo bed can affect stability, resulting in tip-over.
I. Operate machine up and down slopes.
Release accelerator pedal and apply brake to
maintain safe speed when going down slope.
J. Do Not operate machine with cargo bed raised.
Always close bed and latch securely before
operating.
K. Do Not raise cargo bed when on slopes.
2.9 TOWING
The Turf Cruiser™/Trail Cruiser™ is fitted with a Class
1 receiver hitch. The vehicle, however, is rated at a
lower tongue and towing capacity (see below).
Towing as with carrying loads, affects the handling,
stability and braking of the machine. Towing loads
requires extra caution. Reduce speeds when towing
and avoid slopes whenever possible. Allow extra
distance for stopping.
A. Do Not exceed rated towing capacity of the
machine. The maximum towed load is 1000 lb (454
kg).
B. Do Not exceed rated tongue capacity of the
hitch. The maximum tongue weight on the hitch is
100 lb (45 kg).
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2.11
2.8 TOWING (Continued)
2.10
WATER CROSSING
Operating machine in water, crossing streams, rivers,
and creeks is not recommended. Fast moving water
can quickly move the machine off course causing loss
of control that may result in injury or death. Even
shallow, still water can conceal hazards that if
encountered could result in injury or death. The final
drive for the machine is through a belt. A wet belt may
slip, leaving the machine and occupants stranded.
C. To provide adequate braking when towing, the
cargo bed should be loaded. Load cargo bed to
approximately one half (50%) of the towed load –
not to exceed 500 lb (227 kg).
D. Reduce speed when towing. Do Not tow loads
in excess of 10 mph.
E. Do Not tow loads on slopes in excess of 10
degrees (18% grade).
F. Do Not attempt to turn when descending a
slope while towing.
G. Do Not carry children or others on trailer or
towed attachment.
H. Do Not carry a load that you cannot safely
control.
I. Always attach the trailer or towed attachment to
the hitch provided on the machine. Do not attempt
to attach at any other point on the machine.
J. Do Not modify the hitch on the machine.
K. The trailer or towed attachment must be
secured to the machine to prevent unexpected
disconnect. Use approved means to connect the
trailer or towed attachment to the machine in
accordance with the instructions provided with the
trailer or attachment. When using a ball type hitch,
always use the correct size ball and latch securely.
L. Distribute load on trailer evenly and so that
tongue weight does not exceed 100 lb (45 kg).
M. Do Not tow machine behind any other machine
or vehicle.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to cross water with swift currents.
Depth of water must be less than 8” and must be
still. Operate machine in water only if absolutely
necessary.
If water crossing is unavoidable,
operate machine slowly and only after carefully
inspecting crossing area for concealed hazards.
2.12
POWERLINKTM ON-BOARD GENERATOR
SYSTEM (Not All Models)
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to operate the POWERLINKTM
System until you have read, understand and can
follow all Important Safety and Operating
Instructions in the POWERLINKTM Operator’s
manual provided with your Turf Cruiser™/Trail
Cruiser™ Utility Vehicle. The POWERLINKTM OnBoard Generator System produces electricity that
could result in death, serious injury and/or property
damage if proper precautions are not followed.
TRANSPORTING MACHINE
The machine will fit in the bed of most full size pick-up
trucks. The truck or trailer used to transport the
machine should have a rating of 3/4 ton (1500 lb/680
kg) or greater. When using ramps to load the machine,
make sure that they are of sufficient capacity to support
the machine weight (1230 lb/558 kg) and are positively
secured to prevent slipping. The towing vehicle must
be of sufficient capacity to handle the weight of the
trailer and machine and comply with all applicable laws
such as trailer lights and registration.
The POWERLINKTM On-Board Generator System
produces electricity that could result in death, serious
injury and/or property damage if proper precautions are
not followed. A Briggs & Stratton Operating and Safety
Instruction manual has been provided with those Turf
Cruiser™ & Trail Cruiser™ utility vehicles that are
equipped with the POWERLINKTM On-Board Generator
System. To avoid serious injury or death, read,
understand and follow all warnings and instructions in
the manual, on the machine and engine before using
the generator system.
1. Do Not rely on the park brake to keep machine from
moving while transporting on truck or trailer. Use
straps, chains, cables or heavy ropes to secure
machine to truck or trailer.
2. Do Not tow machine behind any other machine or
vehicle.
WARNING
The POWERLINKTM Generator is equipped with a
safety interlock system.
The generator speed
control lever must be set all the way down to
‘SLOW’ before disengaging the parking brake or
shifting the transmission from neutral. Failure to
do so will cause the engine to die. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO OVERRIDE, REMOVE OR MODIFY
THIS SAFETY FEATURE. INJURY, DEATH, OR
EQUIPMENT DAMAGE MAY RESULT.
WARNING
Transporting machine at highway speed may cause
damage to optional accessories (windshield,
sunshade, cab) or cause the hood to suddenly blow
open. The machine should be backed on the
vehicle or trailer. Reduce speed when transporting
machine.
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The POWERLINKTM On-Board Generator System will
operate continuously at 1000 watts output and up to
1500 watts for brief periods. Operating at loads above
1000 watts may cause the POWERLINK TM system to
reset, halting the electrical output. To avoid overloading
the generator system, you must check the power
(wattage) requirements of the appliance or tool before
plugging it into the power receptacle. The generator
maintains 120 volts output throughout the engine speed
range; however, output wattage increases with engine
speed. Always select the engine speed that will power
the electrical device satisfactorily without triggering the
POWERLINKTM system reset.
2.12.2 Resetting the POWERLINKTM GENERATOR
If the system loses electrical power:
A. Turn off any appliance or tool that was in use
prior to the loss of power.
B. Verify the reset button on the GFCI has not
been tripped. The reset button will pop out if
tripped. To restore, press the reset button.
C. The engine must be running, the park brake
set, and the transmission in neutral.
D. Actuate the POWERLINKTM reset switch:
Move the switch to the OFF position and then
return it to the ON position.
NOTE: The system must be reset any time
the engine is stopped for any reason.
E. If power does not resume after reset, it may
be a thermal overload. Wait 15 minutes
before actuating the reset.
The POWERLINKTM On-Board Generator System
includes three devices that will interrupt power output to
the receptacle. Please refer to the POWERLINKTM
Operator’s manual for details on the function of these
devices.
2.12.3 Testing the GFCI
To insure proper operation and avoid injury, the GFCI
receptacle should be tested before every use.
A. Have the POWERLINK system running and
the power reset.
B. Plug in a radio or lamp to verify that electrical
power is present.
C. Press the GFCI TEST button in order to trip
the system and stop the flow of electricity.
D. If the radio or lamp is still functioning, the
GFCI is not working properly. Contact an
Authorized Service Dealer.
E. If the power goes off, the GFCI is working
properly. To restore power, press the GFCI
RESET button.
2.12.1
Starting the POWERLINKTM GENERATOR
A. Complete Pre-Start Check List.
B. Set park brake and shift transmission into
neutral. (NOTE: POWERLINK™ system will
not operate unless park brake has been set
and transmission is in neutral.)
C. Start engine. Refer to Section “Starting
Engine”.
D. Set generator engine speed control to ‘FAST’
(Rabbit) position. (See Figure 2.7.)
E. Actuate the POWERLINKTM system reset
switch:
Move the switch to the OFF (‘0’) position,
then return it to the ON (‘I’) position.
F. Test the GFCI to insure it is functioning
properly. Please refer to Section “Testing the
GFCI”.
G. Before plugging in the electrical appliance or
tool, make sure it is turned OFF and the
wattage does not exceed the output of the
POWERLINKTM generator.
2.12.4 Stopping the POWERLINKTM GENERATOR
A. Turn off electrical appliance or tool.
B. Move system reset switch to OFF position
C. Set generator engine speed control to
‘SLOW’ (Turtle) position.
WARNING
GFCI TEST/RESET
BUTTONS
GFCI
RECEPTACLE
The POWERLINKTM Generator is equipped with a
safety interlock system.
The generator speed
control lever must be set all the way down to
‘SLOW’ before disengaging the parking brake or
shifting the transmission from neutral. Failure to
do so will cause the engine to die. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO OVERRIDE, REMOVE OR MODIFY
THIS SAFETY FEATURE. INJURY, DEATH, OR
EQUIPMENT DAMAGE MAY RESULT.
FAST
SYSTEM RESET
SWITCH
GENERATOR
SPEED
CONTROL
D. Allow engine to idle for several minutes to
cool down.
E. Unplug electrical cord(s) from receptacle(s).
F. Turn ignition switch to STOP and remove the
key.
SLOW
POWERLINK™ GENERATOR SYSTEM
(LOCATED UNDER OPERATOR’S SEAT)
FIGURE 2.7
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6. Reinstall the oil drain plug. Torque plug to 12
ft-lb.
7. Fill engine crankcase to proper level with new oil.
Refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual for
crankcase capacity and oil specifications. Do not
overfill. The machine must be on a level surface
and the dipstick unthreaded when checking
engine oil level.
8. Lower cargo bed and latch securely.
3.1 INTRODUCTION
To retain the quality of the Turf Cruiser™/Trail Cruiser™
utility vehicle, use genuine SNAPPER replacement parts
only. Contact a local SNAPPER dealer for parts and
service assistance. For the correct part or information,
always mention the model and serial number. SNAPPER
recommends returning the utility vehicle to an authorized
SNAPPER dealer annually for inspection and addition of
any new devices, which might upgrade the safety of the
machine. For the nearest SNAPPER dealer in your area,
check the Yellow Pages under the heading “LAWN
MOWERS”. For engine parts and service, look for the
engine manufacturer’s dealers under the heading,
“ENGINES – Gasoline”.
3.2
IMPORTANT: Any oil spilled during draining or filling
must be cleaned off of the machine before operating.
Dispose of drain oil properly.
3.2.2. Service Engine Air Cleaner
The engine is equipped with a large capacity air
cleaner. Service and replacement intervals will vary
depending on operating conditions.
1. Locate engine air cleaner. Cover is retained with
two latches. Unsnap both latches and remove
cover. See Figure 3.2.
SERVICE - AFTER FIRST 5 HOURS
Routine maintenance is important to the performance
and life of your vehicle. Service performed properly and
at the recommended interval is essential. Refer to
Section “MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE” in this manual
and in the Engine Owner’s Manual. Carefully complete
all of the recommended service procedures.
CANNISTER
IMPORTANT: Before working under a raised cargo
bed, the bed must be empty and the prop rod securely
latched.
COVER
3.2.1. Change Engine Oil
NOTE: The ServiceMinder is programmed to remind
operator to change oil after first 8 hours of use. Should
you choose instead to change oil after the first 5 hours
of operation, simply disregard the ServiceMinder
message.
1. Raise empty cargo bed and secure with prop rod.
2. Locate oil drain plug on engine at bottom front
center of crankcase. See Figure 3.1.
LATCHES
FIGURE 3.2
(Viewed from top, cargo bed removed)
2. Remove air filter element.
3. Clean inside of filter canister carefully - DO NOT
allow debris to enter intake tube.
4. Service element. Clean by tapping gently on firm
surface. Tapping will remove loose debris only. If
cartridge is damaged or dirty, REPLACE IT. DO
NOT oil the filter element or use pressurized air.
5. Place filter element into center of canister and
press firmly to seat fully.
6. Attach cover to canister. Make sure that both
latches are hooked on the flange on the canister,
the cover is secure and the duck bill valve is
located at the bottom. See Figure 3.3.
OIL DRAIN PLUG
OIL FILTER
NOTE: HEAT SHIELD REMOVED FOR CLARITY.
FIGURE 3.1
3. Place a 2 quart minimum capacity container
under the drain plug.
4. Loosen or remove oil fill cap on engine.
5. Turn drain plug counter-clockwise and remove.
Allow sufficient time for oil to drain completely.
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3.2.2.
4. Roll machine until grease fitting is accessible.
5. Apply (2) shots of General Purpose grease from a
grease gun
6. Repeat on right axle coupling.
7. Locate grease fitting on left & right king pins. See
Figure 3.4a.
8. Apply (4) shots of General Purpose grease from a
grease gun.
Service Engine Air Cleaner (Continued)
COVER
DUCK BILL
VALVE
STEERING
KINGPIN
GREASE
FITTING
FIGURE 3.3
3.2.3. Check Transmission Fluid Level
1. Raise empty cargo bed and secure with prop rod.
2. Remove dipstick from top of transmission and
wipe clean.
3. Screw dipstick fully back into transmission.
4. Remove dipstick and check fluid level.
5. Add MOBILFLUID 424 to bring level to “Full”
mark on dipstick. Install dipstick and tighten
securely
6. Lower cargo bed and latch securely.
FIGURE 3.4a
3.2.6. Check Wheel Lug Nuts
1. Torque all lug nuts to 75 ft-lb.
3.2.7. Check Brakes
1. Move machine to an open area, free of obstacles,
children and others.
2. Set park brake firmly (2 or more clicks).
3. Start engine and shift transmission to Forward.
4. Using caution, gently move accelerator pedal to
approximately
1/2
speed.
Hold
pedal
momentarily.
5. Machine should not move. Release accelerator
pedal and allow engine to return to idle.
6. Shift transmission to Reverse.
7. Move accelerator pedal to approximately 1/2
speed. Hold pedal momentarily.
8. Machine should not move. Release accelerator
pedal and turn engine off.
9. If machine moved, Refer to Section “Adjustments
– Service Brake and Park Brake”.
3.2.4. Check Tire Pressure
1. Use a low pressure gage to measure tire inflation
pressure.
2. Adjust tire pressure to 15 psi. front and rear. Do
Not over inflate.
3.2.5. Lubrication –Axle Couplings & Steering Pins
1. Park machine on level surface.
2. Release park brake.
3. Locate grease fitting on left axle coupling. See
Figure 3.4.
GREASE
FITTING
WARNING
DO NOT operate machine if brakes are not
functioning properly. Adjust, repair or replace as
necessary. Contact your local authorized dealer for
assistance.
LEFT AXLE
COUPLING
FIGURE 3.4
(Viewed from rear of machine)
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3.2.8. Check Interlocks
The machine is equipped with interlocks that prevent
the engine from cranking or starting unless the brake is
fully depressed and the transmission is in Neutral. It is
also equipped with an operator presence sensor that
will cause the engine to die if the operator attempts to
leave the seat without setting the park brake. On
models equipped with the POWERLINK Generator
System, the interlock kills the engine if the parking
brake is disengaged or the transmission is engaged
while the generator is being operated. The interlocks
were designed for the safety of the operator and others.
Do not modify or defeat the interlocks. Do not operate
the machine if interlocks are not functioning properly.
1. Move machine to a flat, open area free of
obstacles, children and others.
2. Shift transmission to Forward.
3. Set park brake.
4. Turn key to “Start”. Engine must not crank.
5. Shift transmission to Reverse.
6. Turn key to “Start”. Engine must not crank.
7. Shift transmission to neutral.
8. Release park brake.
9. Turn key to “Start”. Engine must not crank.
10. Set park brake and shift transmission to Neutral.
11. Start engine.
12. With engine at idle, release park brake.
13. Carefully grasp the steering wheel and raise up
slightly out of the operator’s seat. The engine
must begin to die. (The engine can continue to
run if you sit back down in the seat before it dies
completely.) Set park brake.
14. Shift Transmission to Forward.
15. Carefully grasp the steering wheel and raise up
slightly out of the operator’s seat. The engine
must begin to die. (The engine can continue to
run if you sit back down in the seat before it dies
completely.)
16. Shift Transmission to Reverse.
17. Carefully grasp the steering wheel and raise up
slightly out of the operator’s seat. The engine
must begin to die. (The engine can continue to
run if you sit back down in the seat before it dies
completely.)
POWERLINK-equipped models only:
18. Start engine.
19. Shift Transmission to Forward.
20. Reach down and raise generator speed control
lever. Engine should begin to die. Drop lever.
21. Shift Transmission to Reverse.
22. Reach down and raise generator speed control
lever. Engine should begin to die. Drop lever.
23. Shift Transmission to Neutral and disengage park
brake.
24. Reach down and raise generator speed control
lever. Engine should begin to die. Drop lever.
25. If the machine failed any of the above tests, do
not operate machine. Contact your local Snapper
dealer for assistance.
WARNING
DO NOT operate machine if interlocks are not
functioning properly. Contact your local authorized
dealer for assistance.
3.3
SERVICE – EVERY 25 OPERATING HOURS
3.3.1. Perform all service required after the first 5
hours of operation – Refer to Section “SERVICE –
AFTER FIRST 5 HOURS”.
3.3.2. Check Battery Charge Level.
NOTE: The battery in this machine is maintenance-free.
It has been filled to the proper level with acid and is
sealed. Do not attempt to open the battery.
1. Remove seat knobs and carefully tilt forward to
expose battery.
2. Remove battery, check voltage, and charge if
necessary. Refer to Section ‘Adjustments and
Repairs, Battery’.
3.3.3. Check Drive Belt
1. Visually inspect condition of drive belt for signs of
wear, deterioration, fraying or cracks.
2. Replace belt as necessary. Refer to Section
‘Adjustments
and
Repairs,
Drive
Belt
Replacement’.
3.3.4. Check “Maintenance Schedule” Section of the
Engine Owner’s Manual for engine service.
3.4
SERVICE – EVERY 50 OPERATING HOURS
3.4.1. Perform all service required after the first 25
hours of operation. Refer to Section “Service – Every
25 Operating Hours”.
3.4.2. Check Wear Pads On Driven Clutch
1. Visually inspect for missing and worn wear pads.
2. There should be no signs of metal to metal
contact.
3. If replacement is necessary, contact your local
Snapper dealer for assistance.
DRIVE BELT
DRIVEN
CLUTCH
WEAR PADS
FIGURE 3.5
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SECTION 3 – MAINTENANCE
3.4
SERVICE
HOURS (CONT.)
–
EVERY
50
2. Allow fluid to drain completely. Reinstall drain
plug and tighten securely.
3. Fill transmission with 5.6 qt of MOBILFLUID 424
or equivalent.
4. Check fluid level and top off as needed. Do Not
over fill.
OPERATING
3.4.3. Check Drive Clutch
1. Start engine and shift transmission to Forward.
2. Release park brake. Clutch should have no
tendency to grab or cause motion.
3. Gradually increase engine speed with the
accelerator pedal. The machine should begin to
move slowly with no jerking or unusual noises.
4. If the clutch is not functioning smoothly or is
dragging, it may require cleaning and lubrication.
Contact local Snapper dealer for assistance.
3.6.3. Replace Fuel Filter
1. Engine must be cool before proceeding.
2. Remove clamps from filter.
3. Remove hose from fittings on filter. Be prepared
to collect small amount of fuel as it drains from
the hose.
4. Dispose of old filter. Do Not attempt to clean and
re-use.
5. Slide hose over fittings on new filter.
6. Reposition clamps over fittings on filter.
7. Clean up any spilled fuel.
8. Start engine and check for leaks.
IMPORTANT – DRIVE CLUTCH MAINTENANCE IS
RECOMMENDED EVERY 200 HOURS OR YEARLY.
MORE FREQUENT SERVICE INTERVALS MAY BE
REQUIRED IN SEVERE APPLICATIONS. ALWAYS
KEEP RUBBER DUST PLUG IN PLACE ON CLUTCH.
3.4.4. Change Engine Oil
Change engine oil as indicated by ServiceMinder
display. Refer to oil changing instructions earlier in this
section.
3.5
WARNING
Gasoline is an extremely flammable liquid and its
vapors are highly explosive. Handle only outdoors
in an open, well ventilated area where vapor can
dissipate safely and away from all sources of
ignition.
SERVICE – EVERY 100 OPERATING HOURS
3.5.1. Change Engine Oil Filter
Change engine oil filter. Refer to engine manual for
instructions and filter specifications.
3.6
3.7
SERVICE – EVERY 200 OPERATING HOURS
(OR YEARLY)
STORAGE (OUT OF SEASON)
3.7.1. Perform all maintenance as specified in the
“Maintenance Schedule” in this manual and in the
Engine Owners Manual.
1. Drain Fuel Tank. Drain fuel into approved
container and store away from source of
ignition.
2. Run Engine to empty carburetor bowl.
3. Remove Battery.
4. Charge Battery (if necessary – see
Adjustments and Repairs, Battery) and store in
cool dry place on a non-concrete surface.
5. Store the machine in a cool, dry, protected
place.
3.6.1. Perform all maintenance required after 50
hours of operation. Refer to Section “Service – Every
50 Operating Hours”.
3.6.2. Change Transmission Fluid
1. Remove drain plug located on left bottom side of
transmission case.
Drain fluid into 6 quart
minimum capacity pan. See Figure 3.6.
TRANSMISSION
FLUID DRAIN
PLUG
FIGURE 3.6
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SECTION 4 – ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIRS
4.2 SERVICE
BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. STOP
engine. Set park brake. Shift transmission to
neutral. Remove key. Remove spark plug wire from
spark plug and secure away from plug. Engine and
components are HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow
all parts to cool before working on machine.
PARK
BRAKE
Brakes are critical to the safe operation of the machine.
Check the function of the brakes frequently. Refer to
Section “Maintenance – Check Brakes”. If adjustment is
required, complete each of the following steps carefully.
Always verify that the brakes function properly after
performing any brake adjustments. Do Not operate the
machine if the brakes are not functioning properly.
4.1 DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
WARNING
1. Engine and all parts must be cool before
proceeding.
2. Remove key and disconnect spark plug wires.
3. Set park brake and shift transmission to neutral.
4. Roll belt off of driven clutch. See Figure 4.1.
DRIVE BELT
P/N 7-2935
&
DO NOT operate machine if brakes are not
functioning properly. Adjust, repair or replace as
necessary. Contact your local authorized dealer for
assistance.
1. Park machine on flat surface. Set park brake.
Remove key.
2. Locate left and right brake adjustment nuts.
Clearly mark the nuts so that you will be able to
count turns. See Figure 4.2.
COMPRESS
LEFT BRAKE
ADJUSTER
RIGHT
BRAKE
ADJUSTER
DRIVEN
CLUTCH
DRIVE CLUTCH
FIGURE 4.1
(Exhaust components removed for clarity)
5. Slide belt between bottom of drive clutch and
notched area in frame.
6. Drive clutch is spring loaded. Compress clutch
away from frame allowing clearance for belt.
7. Pull belt up between clutch and frame.
8. To install new belt, first compress clutch and
place belt between clutch and frame.
9. Slide belt between bottom of drive clutch and
notched area in frame and position on drive
clutch.
10. Roll belt onto driven clutch.
FIGURE 4.2 (Seen from above)
3. Using a 7/8” deep well socket, turn each nut onehalf turn clockwise, tightening brake adjustment.
4. Check function of brake. Refer to Section
“Maintenance – Check Brakes”.
5. If additional adjustment is required, turn each nut
one-half turn clockwise and re-check brake
function.
6. Repeat until brakes function properly. DO NOT
exceed two turns total and only make
adjustment in half-turn increments. Overtightening the brakes will lead to premature
wear and brake failure. Contact local
authorized dealer for assistance.
7. After completing the brake adjustment and
verifying that they function properly, further fine
adjustment may be required to balance the action
of the left and right brakes.
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4.2 SERVICE
BRAKE & PARK
ADJUSTMENT (Continued)
2. Observe and note cable positions on battery.
See Figure 4.4.
3. Disconnect cables from battery terminals,
disconnecting BLACK (Negative) cables first.
Retain hardware.
BRAKE
8. Operate machine on smooth flat surface at
approximately 1/2 speed.
9. Apply brake firmly. Machine should stop in a
straight line and not pull to either the right or the
left. Also both rear tires should begin to skid
evenly.
10. If the machine pulls to the left or the left tire skids
before the right, tighten the right brake adjustment
nut 1/4 turn clockwise.
11. If the machine pulls to the right or the right tire
skids before the left, tighten the left brake
adjustment nut 1/4 turn clockwise.
12. Continue until the machine stops straight and both
tires skid evenly.
FRONT OF MACHINE
POSITIVE (+) CABLES
(RED) WITH TERMINAL
COVER
NEGATIVE (-)
CABLES (BLACK)
BATTERY
RETAINING
STRAP
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. STOP
engine. Set park brake. Shift transmission to Neutral.
Remove key. Remove spark plug wire from spark
plug and secure away from plug. Engine and
components are HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all
parts to cool before working on machine.
FIGURE 4.4
4.3 BATTERY
4. Remove battery retaining strap hardware and
carefully lift battery out of battery tray. See
Figure 4.4.
NOTE: The battery in this machine is maintenance-free.
It has been filled to the proper level with acid and is
sealed. Do not attempt to open the battery.
4.3.1. Battery Removal
1. The battery is located under operator’s seat.
Remove seat knobs and carefully tilt forward to
expose battery. See Figure 4.3.
WARNING
Cables must be connected to battery terminals in the
proper position as shown in Figure 4.4. DO NOT
attempt to charge battery while installed on the
Machine. DO NOT use “BOOST” chargers on the
battery.
SEAT KNOBS
FIGURE 4.3
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SECTION 4 – ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIRS
4.3.2. Battery Installation
IMPORTANT! The orientation of the battery and
the routing of the battery cables is very important.
Install battery carefully as shown in Figure 4.4.
Always install positive (red) cables using the
terminal cover. DO NOT operate machine until the
battery retaining rod has been installed and the
battery retained securely.
1. Carefully place battery into battery tray, and
replace battery retaining strap (see Figure 4.4).
Tighten strap hardware securely.
2. Connect positive (+) cables (red) first, from
wiring harness to the positive terminal (+) on
battery using bolt and nut. Install terminal cover.
See Figure 4.4
3. Connect negative (-) cables (black) last, to
negative terminal (-) on battery using bolt and
nut. Apply a small amount of grease over
terminals to prevent corrosion. See Figure 4.4.
4. Install seat/pedestal. Tighten seat knobs
securely.
4. Store battery in an area away from the machine
on a wood surface. DO NOT STORE BATTERY
ON A CONCRETE SURFACE.
4.3.5. Battery Testing
1. Remove battery. Refer to Section “BATTERY
REMOVAL”.
2. Place battery in a well ventilated area on a level
surface.
3. Using a voltmeter, measure the battery voltage
and compare to the voltages listed in the
“BATTERY CONDITION CHART” below to
determine condition of battery. (Take care to
hook the positive lead of the voltmeter to the
battery’s positive terminal, and the negative lead
to the negative terminal.)
Battery Condition Chart
State of Charge
100% Charged w/
Sulfate Stop
100% Charged
75% Charged
50% Charged
25% Charged
0% Charged
WARNING
Shield the positive terminal with terminal cover
located on battery harness. This prevents metal from
touching the positive terminal, which could cause
sparks.
Digital Voltmeter
12.80v
12.60v
12.40v
12.10v
11.90v
Less than 11.80v
4. If battery is less than 100% charged, then
charge battery.
Refer to Battery Charging
Section.
4.3.3. Battery Charging
1. Remove battery. Refer to Section “BATTERY
REMOVAL”.
2. Place battery in a well ventilated area on a level
surface.
3. Connect battery charger to battery terminals.
(Always remember to connect red cable to
positive (+) terminal, black to negative (-)
terminal.)
5. Charge battery at 6-10 amps for 1 hour.
6. If battery will not accept charge or is partially
charged after 1 hour, replace with new battery.
4.4 CARGO BED LATCH STRIKER
ADJUSTMENT
1. With cargo bed lowered, check to make sure that
both latches hook completely onto striker bolts. See
Figure 4.5.
2. If necessary, loosen striker bolt and/or striker
bracket bolts, and adjust up until latches hook
correctly. Retighten all hardware securely.
WARNING
ADJUST
STRIKER
BRACKET
Keep all sparks, flame and fire away from area when
charging battery.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to charge battery while installed in
the machine. DO NOT use “BOOST” chargers on the
battery.
ADJUST
STRIKER
BOLT
4.3.4. Battery Storage
If machine is to be stored out of season, it is
recommended the battery be removed, charged
and stored.
1. Remove battery. Refer to Section “BATTERY
REMOVAL”.
3. Bring battery to full charge (if required).
LATCH MUST HOOK
COMPLETELY ONTO
STRIKER BOLT
FIGURE 4.5
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SECTION 4 – ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIRS
4.5 TRANSMISSION SHIFT ROD
ADJUSTMENT
The transmission shift rod is preset at the factory, and
should not need adjustment. However, if transmission
fails to shift into forward or reverse, adjustment may
be needed. To adjust rod:
1. With cargo bed lifted and propped securely,
loosen jam nut securing rod adjusting link. See
Figure 4.6.
2. If transmission fails to shift into Forward, turn link
counterclockwise 2-3 turns.
3. If transmission fails to shift into Reverse, turn link
clockwise 2-3 turns.
4. Retighten jam nut against link, start vehicle and
check shifter operation.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 as needed.
TURN LINK CLOCKWISE IF
TRANSMISSION FAILS TO
SHIFT INTO REVERSE
ROD
ADJUSTING
LINK
TURN LINK
COUNTERCLOCKWISE IF
TRANSMISSION FAILS TO
SHIFT INTO FORWARD
LOOSEN
JAM NUT
FIGURE 4.6
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. STOP
engine. Set park brake. Shift transmission to
Neutral. Remove key. Remove spark plug wire
from spark plug and secure away from plug.
Engine and components are HOT. Avoid serious
burns, allow all parts to cool before working on
machine.
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SECTION 5 – ELECTRICAL
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SECTION 5 - ELECTRICAL
30 AMP FUSE
15 AMP FUSE
30 AMP FUSE
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine Will Not
Start Using
Electric Starter
PROBABLE CAUSE
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Engine needs choking.
3. Spark plug wire(s) disconnected.
4. Faulty interlock circuit.
5. Brake pedal not depressed fully.
6. Blown Fuse.
7. Transmission not in neutral.
8. Battery is weak or dead.
9. Battery cables loose, broken disconnected or
corroded.
10. Faulty electric starter or starter solenoid.
11. Starter cable loose, broken or disconnected.
12. Electrical wiring harness disconnected or broken.
Engine Stalls After 1. Operator not in seat.
2. Choke control in the “ON” position.
Running
3. Fuel tank empty.
4. Engine air cleaner dirty.
5. Spark plug defective or gap set improperly.
6. Fuel filter restricted.
7. Water, debris or stale fuel in fuel system.
1. Excessive load on engine.
Engine Loses
2. Engine air cleaner dirty.
Power
3. Spark plug(s) faulty.
4. Water, debris or stale fuel in fuel system.
Engine Backfires 1. Engine hot or engine speed too fast.
When Turned To
“STOP”
Excessive Vibration 1. Bent wheel or damaged/flat tire.
2. Loose components.
3. Lug nuts loose.
4. Lumpy or frayed drive belt.
1. Transmission damaged.
Machine Will Not
2. Drive belt damaged or worn.
Move.
Loss Of Traction. 3. Transmission in neutral.
4. Drive or Driven clutch requires service.
5. Parking brake engaged.
1. Leaking transmission.
Oil Leaking
2. Leaking engine block.
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CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel to proper level.
2. Move choke control to “ON” position.
3. Place spark plug wire(s) onto spark
plug(s).
4. Contact authorized dealer.
5. Depress brake.
6. Replace with new 15 AMP fuse.
7. Shift transmission into neutral.
8. Charge or replace with new battery.
9. Clean and connect battery cables. If
broken, replace with new battery cables.
10. Contact authorized dealer.
11. Connect starter cable. If broken, replace
with new starter cable.
12. Connect or replace with new wiring harness.
1. Sit in operator’s seat.
2. Move choke control to “OFF” position.
3. Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel to proper level.
4. Clean or replace filter.
5. Service spark plug(s).
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Drain and clean fuel system.
1. Reduce load.
2. Clean or replace filter.
3. Service spark plug(s).
4. Drain and clean fuel system. Replace filter.
1.Allow engine to idle for several minutes
before turning key to “STOP”.
1. Repair/replace as required.
2. Service and tighten loose parts.
3.Tighten. Torque to 75 ft.lbs.
4. Replace drive belt.
1. Contact authorized dealer.
2. Install new drive belt.
3.Shift transmission to “F” or “R”.
4. Contact authorized dealer.
5. Release parking brake.
1. Contact authorized dealer.
2. Contact authorized dealer.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
SUBJECT
Engine
SERVICE
TO BE PERFORMED
Check Oil Level
REFERENCE
PAGES
Page 13
Engine
Initial Oil Change
Page 22
Engine
Periodic Oil Change
Page 25
Engine
Air Cleaner
Oil Filter Change
Service/Replace
Spark Plug
Replace Plugs
Engine Manual
Engine Manual
& Page 22-23
Engine Manual.
Fuel Filter
Replace Filter
Page 25
Battery
Check/Charge Battery
Page 27-28
Tires
Check Pressures
Page 13
Drive Belt
Check For Wear And
Replacement
Grease or Oil
Pages 24 & 26
Lubrication Points
EACH
USE
5
HRS
25
HRS
50
HRS
100
HRS
200
HRS
EACH
SEASON
X
X
X*
X
X**
X
X
X
X
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X
X
X
X
X
Transmission
Check Fluid Level
Page 23
X
Tires
Inspect
Page 23
X
Transmission
Change Fluid
Page 25
Tires
Torque Lug Nuts
Page 23
X
Interlocks
Verify Function
Page 24
X
Drive Clutch
Inspect Wear Pads
Page 24
Drive Clutch
Check Function
Page 25
Brakes
Check Function
Pages 14, 26, 27
X
*Change oil every 25 hours when operating under heavy load or high temperatures.
**Clean more often under dusty conditions or when air debris is present
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X
X
X
X
1 YEAR
LIMITED WARRANTY
For one (1) year from purchase date for the original purchaser's residential, non-commercial use, SNAPPER - A
Division of SIMPLICITY Manufacturing, Inc., through any authorized TURF CRUISER dealer, will replace, free of
charge (except for taxes where applicable), any part or parts found upon examination by the factory at McDonough,
Georgia, to be defective in material or workmanship or both.
For ninety (90) days from purchase date for the original purchaser's commercial, rental, or other non-residential use,
SNAPPER - A Division of SIMPLICITY Manufacturing, Inc., through any authorized TURF CRUISER dealer will
replace, free of charge (except for taxes where applicable), any part or parts found upon examination by the factory at
McDonough, Georgia, to be defective in material or workmanship or both
All transportation costs incurred by the purchaser in submitting material to an authorized TURF CRUISER dealer for
replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser.
This warranty does not apply to engines and their components, and batteries, as these items are warranted
separately. This warranty does not apply to parts that have been damaged by accident, alteration, abuse, improper
lubrication, normal wear, or other cause beyond the control of SNAPPER - A Division of SIMPLICITY
Manufacturing, Inc. This warranty does not cover any machine or component that has been altered or modified,
changing safety, performance, or durability.
Batteries have a one (1) year warranty period with free replacement if required for one (1) year from the original
purchase date. SNAPPER - A Division of SIMPLICITY Manufacturing, Inc., will not be responsible for any
installation cost incurred. The battery warranty only covers original equipment batteries and does not cover damage to
the battery or machine caused by neglect or abuse, destruction by fire, explosion, freezing, overcharging, or improper
maintenance.
There is no other express warranty.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one
(1) year from purchase date for the original purchaser's residential or other non-commercial use, and ninety
(90) days from the purchase date for the original purchaser’s commercial, rental or other non-residential use,
and up to the extent permitted by law and all implied warranties are excluded. This is the exclusive remedy.
Liabilities for consequential damages, under any and all warranties are excluded.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
WARNING: THE USE OF REPLACEMENT PARTS OTHER THAN GENUINE SNAPPER PARTS MAY IMPAIR
THE SAFETY OF SNAPPER PRODUCTS AND WILL VOID ANY LIABILITY AND WARRANTY BY SNAPPER
ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF SUCH PARTS.
IMPORTANT: Please fill out the attached Product Registration Card immediately and mail to:
Snapper’s Product Registration Center, P.O. Box 1379, McDonough, Georgia. 30253
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PRODUCT REGISTRATION FORM
IMPORTANT: KEEP THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR PERSONAL RECORDS
(Complete the following information on your purchase)
Model Number ____________________________________________________________
Serial Number _____________________________________________________________
Date of Purchase ___________________________________________________________
Retailer ___________________________________________________________________
Retailer’s Phone Number ___________________________________________________
It is very important that you register your purchase to ensure warranty coverage.
Please mail your product registration card to:
Snapper Products, Inc., P.O. Box 1379, McDonough, Georgia 30253.
Or you may register on line at www.snapper.com.
You can contact us at our web site or if you would like to speak with a Customer
Service Representative, call us at the Snapper Customer Relations Center. For
faster service please have your Serial Number and Model Number available.
Call the Snapper Customer Relations Center at 1-800-935-2967.
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Safety Instructions & Operator’s Manual For
TURF CRUISER
TRAIL CRUISER
™
™
UTILITY VEHICLES
SERIES 1
IMPORTANT
This products is built using an engine that meets or exceeds all applicable emissions requirements on the date
manufactured. The label on the engine contains very important emissions information and critical safety
warnings. Read, Understand, and Follow all warnings and instructions in this manual, the engine manual, and
on the machine, engine and attachments. If you have any questions about your Snapper product, contact your
local authorized Snapper dealer or contact Snapper Customer Service at Snapper, McDonough, GA. 30253.
Phone: (1-800-935-2967).
WARNING
BATTERY POSTS, TERMINALS AND RELATED ACCESSORIES CONTAIN LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS,
CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER AND BIRTH DEFECTS OR
OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
WARNING
ENGINE EXHAUST, SOME OF ITS CONSTITUENTS, AND CERTAIN VEHICLE COMPONENTS CONTAIN OR
EMIT CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER OR OTHER
REPRODUCTIVE HARM.
MANUAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT © 2004
SNAPPER – A DIVISION OF SIMPLICITY MFG. INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
MANUAL No. 2-6153 (Rev. 2, 11/11/04)
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