Agri-Fab
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OWNERS
MANUAL
Model No.
45-0270
4-WHEEL CART
CAUTION:
Read Rules for
Safe Operation
and Instructions
Carefully
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
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FORM NO. 48458 (REV. 7/03)
SAFETY RULES
Remember, any power equipment can cause injury if operated improperly or if the user does not understand how
to operate the equipment. Exercise caution at all times when using power equipment.
CAUTION: VEHICLE BRAKING AND
STABILITY MAY BE AFFECTED WITH
THE ADDITION OF AN ACCESSORY
OR AN ATTACHMENT. BE AWARE OF
CHANGING CONDITIONS ON SLOPES.
LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. IT
MEANS -- ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
Exercise caution at all times when using power equipment.
Read this owners manual before attempting to assemble or operate the cart.
Read the vehicle owners manual and know how to operate your tractor, before using the cart attachment.
Do not at any time carry passengers in this cart. It has not been designed to carry passengers.
Never allow children to operate the tractor or the cart attachment.
Do not allow adults to operate the tractor or cart attachment without proper instructions.
Always begin with the transmission in first (low) and gradually increase speed as conditions permit.
Tow the cart at reduced speed over rough terrain and hillsides or near creeks and ditches to prevent tipping
over and loss of control. Do not drive too close to a creek or ditch.
Vehicle braking and stability may be affected with the attachment of this cart. Do not fill cart to maximum weight
capacity without checking the capability of the towing vehicle to safely pull and stop with the cart attached.
Before operating vehicle on any grade (hill) refer to the safety rules in the vehicle owner's manual concerning
safe operation on slopes. Refer also to the slope guide on page 15 of this manual. Stay off steep slopes!
Do not unhook your cart from the tractor while on a slope. The cart could unexpectedly roll down the slope.
Do not tow this cart on highways or on public thoroughfares.
Maximum towing speed is 10 m.p.h.
Follow maintenance and lubrication instructions as outlined in this manual.
CARTON CONTENTS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Tailgate
Tailgate Reinforcement Bracket
Cart Bed (2)
Front Panel
Wheel Support
Axle, Rear
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Front Axle Support
Front Axle Channel
Tie Rod
Tongue, Rear Section
Tongue, Front Section
Hitch Bracket
Wheels (4)
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
R.H. Axle Spindle
L.H. Axle Spindle
Tongue Reinforcement Angle
Corner Caps (2)
Tailgate Guides (2)
Pivot Bars (2)
1
5
3
2
4
6
12
7
13
8
11
9
10
15
14
19
17
16
18
CARTON CONTENTS
2
HARDWARE SHOWN FULL SIZE
H
A
B
D
C
E
G
F
I
J
T
K
L
U
M
R
Q
Not Shown Full Size
V
S
N
Y
P
X
O
HARDWARE PACK
REF. QTY.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
2
2
4
3
6
22
20
22
20
4
8
5
1
W
DESCRIPTION
REF. QTY.
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Hex Bolt, 1/2-13 x 4-1/2" Lg.
Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 4" Lg.
Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2-1/2" Lg.
Hex Bolt, 1/2-13 x 1-1/4" Lg.
Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1" Lg.
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1/2" Lg.
Truss Head Bolt, 5/16-18 x 3/4" Lg.
Hex Nut, 1/4" (SEMS)
Hex Nut, 5/16" (SEMS)
Hex Nut, 5/16"
Hex Nut, 3/8"
Hex Lock Nut, 1/2"
Pivot Bushing
3
4
8
6
1
4
8
1
8
4
2
1
4
DESCRIPTION
Lock Washer, 5/16"
Lock Washer, 3/8
Flat Washer, 1/2" (small)
Flat Washer, 1/2" (large)
Flat Washer, 3/4" (small)
Flat Washer, 3/4" (large)
Haircotter Pin, 1/8"
Cotter Pin, 1/8" x 1" Lg.
Hub Cap
Plastic Flange Bearing
Hitch Pin
Plastic Split Bearing
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
( 1)
Screwdriver
DO NOT LEAVE THE CART UNATTENDED IN
UPRIGHT POSITION DURING ASSEMBLY. A
FALLING CART CAN CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY!
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE STABILITY OF
THE CART WHILE IT REMAINS IN AN UPRIGHT
POSITION. FOR BEST STABILITY, ASSEMBLE
ON A SMOOTH, LEVEL SURFACE.
(1)
Pliers
(2)
7/16" Wrenches
(2)
1/2" Wrenches
(2)
9/16" Wrenches
(2)
3/4" Wrenches
RECOMMENDED ITEMS
(1)
Grease Gun
(4)
Small bricks or blocks of wood (2" x 4") for
chocking the wheels.
5. Position the tailgate reinforcement bracket on outside of cart as shown in figure 2. Assemble to the
bottom of the cart body using four 5/16" x 3/4"
truss head bolts and 5/16" (SEMS) hex nuts. Do
not tighten. See figure 2.
IMPORTANT: Due to the weight of the cart, we
recommend that you have someone assist you in
lowering the cart onto its wheels after it has been
assembled.
1. Remove the hardware pack and all loose parts
from the carton. Be sure the carton is empty
before discarding.
6. Position the tailgate guides with the holes to the
rear as shown in figure 2. Assemble the guides to
the inside of the cart using four 1/4" x 1/2" hex
bolts and 1/4" (SEMS) hex nuts. Do not tighten.
2. Lay out all the parts and hardware as shown on
pages 2 and 3.
7. Assemble two 1/4" x 1/2" hex bolts and 1/4" (SEMS)
hex nuts to the top rear corners of the cart. Do not
tighten. See figure 2.
3. Position cart body halves upright on a smooth
level surface such as a garage floor or a paved
driveway. See figure 1.
8. Tighten the four truss head bolts assembled in step 5.
Tighten the four hex bolts assembled in step 6 and
the two hex bolts assembled in step 7.
Tighten the four hex bolts assembled in step 4,
keeping the bottom of the cart body halves even.
4. Assemble halves together using four 1/4" x 1/2"
hex bolts and 1/4" (SEMS) hex nuts as shown in
figure 1. Do not tighten at this time.
1/4" HEX NUT (SEMS)
1/4" x 1/2" HEX BOLT
TAILGATE GUIDE
1/4" x 1/2"
HEX BOLT
1/4" HEX NUT (SEMS)
5/16" x 3/4"
TRUSS HEAD BOLT
5/16" HEX
NUT (SEMS)
TAILGATE
REINFORCEMENT
BRACKET
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 1
4
1/4" x 1/2"
HEX BOLT
1/4" HEX
NUT (SEMS)
9. Lower the cart to rest upside down on its top
flanges. See figure 3.
16. Stand the cart on end, front end facing up.
17. Assemble the two front axle supports to the cart
using eight 5/16" x 3/4" truss head bolts and 5/16"
(SEMS) hex nuts as shown in figure 5. Do not
tighten yet.
10. Assemble the wheel support at the rear of the cart
using eight 5/16" x 3/4" truss head bolts and 5/16"
(SEMS) hex nuts as shown in figure 3. Bolt heads
go on inside of cart. Tighten.
5/16" x 3/4"
TRUSS HEAD
BOLT
5/16" HEX NUT (SEMS)
5/16" (SEMS)
HEX NUT
FRONT AXLE
SUPPORTS
5/16" x 3/4"
TRUSS HEAD
BOLT
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 5
11. Assemble the two plastic flange bearings to the
wheel support as shown in figure 4.
12. Assemble the axle through the wheel support and
the bearings as shown in figure 4.
13. Apply grease to the ends of the axle now or use a
grease gun after the wheels are assembled.
14. Assemble a large 3/4" flat washer, a wheel (valve
stem out), another large 3/4" flat washer and a
cotter pin to each end of the axle as shown in
figure 4.
15. Assemble a hub cap over the 3/4" flat washer on
each end of the axle as shown in figure 4.
3/4" FLAT
WASHER
(LARGE)
18. Place the two front axle channels together as
shown in figure 6, making sure the holes in the top,
bottom and sides are aligned. Use two 3/8" x 4"
hex bolts, 3/8" lock washers and 3/8" hex nuts to
fasten the ends of the channels together. Place a
1/2" x 4-1/2" hex bolt and a 1/2" hex lock nut in the
middle hole in the channels. Do not tighten the
bolts at this time.
1/2" x 4-1/2"
HEX BOLT
(Pivot Bolt)
3/8" x 4"
HEX BOLT
PLASTIC
FLANGE
BEARING
HUB
CAP
1/2" HEX
LOCK NUT
3/8" LOCK WASHER
COTTER PIN
3/8" HEX NUT
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 6
5
19. Assemble the R.H. axle spindle to the front axle
channels using two split plastic bearings, two
small 3/4" flat washers and a cotter pin as shown
in figure 7. Repeat for L.H. axle spindle.
22. Assemble the tongue reinforcement angle to the
back side of the front axle supports as shown in
figure 9. Use two 5/16" x 2-1/2" hex bolts, 5/16"
lock washers and 5/16" hex nuts. Do not tighten.
20. Tighten the two 3/8" x 4" hex bolts assembled in
step 17. Do not tighten the 1/2" x 4-1/2" center
hex bolt.
23. Make sure the center bolt (pivot bolt) is inserted as
far as possible through the axle channels and then
tighten the four bolts assembled in steps 21 and
22. Next, tighten the eight bolts assembled in
step 16, which fasten the front axle supports to the
cart bed.
3/4" FLAT
WASHER
(SMALL)
COTTER PIN
5/16" x 2-1/2"
HEX BOLT
SPLIT
PLASTIC
BEARINGS
PIVOT BOLT
L.H. AXLE
SPINDLE
3/4" FLAT
WASHER
(SMALL)
TONGUE
REINFORCEMENT
ANGLE
R.H. AXLE
SPINDLE
5/16"
HEX
NUT
5/16" LOCK
WASHER
FIGURE 9
FIGURE 7
24. Assemble the front panel over the end of the cart
using eight 1/4" x 1/2" hex bolts and 1/4" (SEMS)
hex nuts. Tighten the bolts in the bottom of the
panel and then tighten the bolts in the sides. See
figure 10.
21. Place the front axle channels between the front
axle supports. Assemble two 5/16" x 2-1/2" hex
bolts through the holes in the ends of the supports
and secure with 5/16" lock washers and 5/16" hex
nuts. Do not tighten. See figure 8.
25. Assemble two corner caps to the front of the cart
using four 1/4" x 1/2" hex bolts and 1/4" (SEMS)
hex nuts. Tighten. See figure 10.
5/16" x 2-1/2"
HEX BOLT
1/4" x 1/2"
HEX BOLT
CORNER
CAP
5/16" LOCK
WASHER
5/16"
HEX
NUT
1/4" (SEMS)
HEX NUT
FIGURE 8
FIGURE 10
6
1/4" (SEMS)
HEX NUT
26. Assemble the tie rod to the axle spindles using two
1/2" x 1-1/4" hex bolts, four small 1/2" flat washers
and two 1/2" hex lock nuts. Tighten, leaving loose
enough that the spindles still pivot. See figure 11.
29. Apply grease to the axle spindles now or use a
grease gun after wheels are assembled.
30. Assemble a cotter pin to the inside hole in an axle
spindle. Place a 3/4" flat washer, a wheel (valve
stem facing out) and another 3/4" flat washer onto
the axle spindle. Assemble a cotter pin to the end
hole in the axle. Repeat on other side. See figure 13.
Note: Prevent the axle spindle from pivoting downward
until the wheel is secured to it by the outer cotter pin.
TIE ROD
1/2" x 1-1/4"
HEX BOLT
31. Assemble a hub cap over the 3/4" flat washer on
each wheel. See figure 13.
1/2" FLAT
WASHERS
(SMALL)
3/4" FLAT
WASHER
(LARGE)
1/2" HEX
LOCK NUT
COTTER
PIN
HUB
CAP
FIGURE 11
27. Remove the 1/2" hex lock nut from the center pivot
bolt. Assemble the rear tongue section, the pivot
bushing, the large 1/2" flat washer and the 1/2"
hex lock nut onto the pivot bolt as shown in figure
12. (The pivot bushing fits into the hole in the
tongue.) Tighten.
COTTER
FIGURE 13
28. Fasten the tongue to the tie rod as shown in figure
12, using a 1/2" x 1-1/4" hex bolt, two small 1/2"
flat washers and a 1/2" hex lock nut. Tighten,
leaving loose enough that the tongue can pivot.
1/2" x 1-1/4"
HEX BOLT
1/2" FLAT
WASHER
(SMALL)
32. To lower the cart onto its wheels you should:
a. Chock the rear wheels as shown in figure 14.
b. Get the assistance of another person to help you
lower the cart onto it's wheels.
1/2" FLAT
WASHER
(SMALL)
1/2" HEX
LOCK NUT
PIVOT BOLT
REAR
TONGUE
SECTION
1/2" FLAT
WASHER
(LARGE)
PIVOT BUSHING
WHEEL
CHOCKS
FIGURE 12
FIGURE 14
7
33. Assemble the two pivot bars to the front tongue
section using four 3/8" x 1" hex bolts, 3/8" lock
washers and 3/8" hex nuts. Do not tighten yet.
See figure 15.
37. Place the tailgate down into the tailgate guides
with the top and bottom lips of the tailgate facing
to the rear.
38. If you have not yet greased the wheels, fill the
wheel hubs with automotive bearing type grease.
34. Assemble the pivot bars to the rear tongue section
using a 1/2" x 4-1/2" hex bolt and 1/2" hex lock nut.
Tighten the lock nut, leaving it just loose enough to
allow the front tongue to pivot. Now tighten the four
hex bolts, lock washers and hex nuts assembled to
the front tongue in step 33. See figure 15.
1/2" HEX
LOCK NUT
PIVOT
BAR
3/8" x 1"
HEX BOLT
1/2" x 4-1/2"
HEX BOLT
3/8" LOCK
WASHER
3/8"
HEX
NUT
FIGURE 15
35. Assemble the hitch bracket to the front tongue
section using two 3/8" x 1" hex bolts, 3/8" lock
washers and 3/8" hex nuts. Tighten. See figure 16.
36. Assemble the hitch pin through the hitch bracket and
the tongue and secure with the hair cotter pin as
shown in figure 16.
3/8" x 1"
HEX BOLT
HITCH PIN
HITCH
BRACKET
3/8" LOCK
WASHER
3/8"
HEX
NUT
HAIR
COTTER
PIN
FIGURE 16
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OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
CAUTION: VEHICLE BRAKING AND
STABILITY MAY BE AFFECTED WITH
THE ADDITION OF AN ACCESSORY
OR AN ATTACHMENT. BE AWARE OF
CHANGING CONDITIONS ON SLOPES.
1. At the beginning of each season, lubricate, with a
light machine oil, all bolts that are pivot points.
Lubricate the split plastic bearings for the front
axle spindles.
2. Grease or oil the wheel bearings periodically. Use
automotive wheel bearing type grease or 20 weight
oil.
1. Refer to the vehicle owners manual for instructions
on safe operation on slopes.
3. Keep tires filled to the recommended tire pressure
of 12-14 Lbs.
2. Use the slope guide provided on page 15 of this
manual to determine if slope angle is too steep for
safe operation.
3. For best handling and traction, distribute the weight
of the load evenly in the cart.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR 4 WHEEL CART
MODEL 45-0270
4. Always test to make sure your tractor has adequate
towing and braking capabilities whenever hauling a
substantial amount of weight in your cart. Use extra
caution when operating on slopes.
NOTE
Tires:
16.0" x 6.5" Pneumatic, Turf Tread
Axles:
3/4" Dia. Steel
Capacity:
Up to 2000 Lbs. Max.
Approx. Sh. Wt. 211 Lbs.
DO NOT EXCEED WEIGHT CAPACITY OF CART
(See the specifications on this page)
One cubic foot of dirt weighs approximately 150 lbs.
5. Do not unhook your cart from the tractor while on a
slope. The cart could unexpectedly roll down the
slope.
6. Backing up with a 4 wheel steerable cart takes
practice! Before using the cart for hauling, practice
backing the empty cart in a level, open area.
7. To empty material from the cart, remove the tailgate
by lifting it straight up and out from between the
guides. Material can then be raked or pulled out from
the rear of the cart.
8. The maximum towing speed for this cart is 10 m.p.h.
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REPAIR PARTS FOR 4 WHEEL CART MODEL 45-0270
24
5
6
25
4
1
24
26
24
24
26
26
25
27
3
A
25
24
2
1
25
3
A
8
45
25
27
9
21 35
7
45
21
7
15
22
29
20
13
42
33
15
32
12
27
20
23
34
31
28
34
38
36
20
8
14
16
36
43
41
37
10
11
43 18
31
30
22
30
18
36
21
45
21
39
42
23
45
44
19
17
38
20
10
28
31
28
40
REPAIR PARTS LIST FOR 4 WHEEL CART MODEL 45-0270
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
QTY.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
24356
23490
23484
23548
62457
23504
24898
46971
23487
23014
24358
24375
24359
24360
24361
63588
63587
24364
24363
43010
43009
43014
1540-31
43175
46978
43814
46980
43015
43036
43001
43003
43086
43083
741-0493A
44798
R19171616
R19172410
43351
46065
43343
24365
47024
43262
44292
44264
48458
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
2
1
8
8
4
4
22
22
20
20
8
2
6
8
4
4
4
2
6
1
3
1
1
1
2
5
4
8
1
DESCRIPTION
Cart Bed
Front Panel
Cap, Front Corner
Tailgate Guide
Tailgate Reinforcement Bracket
Tailgate
Axle, Rear
Wheel
Wheel Support
Hitch Bracket
Tongue, Front Section
Tongue Reinforcement Angle
Front Axle Channel
Tongue, Rear Section
Front Axle Support
Axle Spindle, R.H.
Axle Spindle, L.H.
Pivot Bar
Tie Rod
Cotter Pin, 1/8" x 1"
Washer, Flat (3/4" large) 1.59" x .78" x .06"
Hub Cap
Washer, Flat (3/4" small) 1.25 x .78 x .06"
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1/2" Lg.
Hex Nut, 1/4-20 (SEMS)
Truss Head Bolt, 5/16-18 x 3/4" Lg.
Hex Nut, 5/16-18 (SEMS)
Hex Nut, 3/8-16 Thread
Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 4" Lg.
Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1" Lg.
Lock Washer, 3/8"
Lock Washer, 5/16"
Hex Nut, 5/16"
Plastic Split Bearing
Plastic Flange Bearing
Washer, Flat (1/2" small) 1" x 17/32" x 16 Ga.
Washer, Flat (1/2" large) 1-1/2" x 17/32" x 10 Ga.
Hex Bolt, 1/2-13 x 1-1/4" Lg.
Hitch Pin
Pin, Haircotter 1/8"
Pivot Bushing
Hex Bolt, 1/2-13 x 4-1/2" Lg.
Hex Lock Nut, 1/2-13" Thread
Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2-1/2" Lg.
Wheel Bearing
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NOTES
12
NOTES
13
NOTES
14
SLOPE GUIDE
CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE YOUR TRACTOR AND CART ON
A SLOPE IN EXCESS OF 10 DEGREES. BE SURE OF YOUR
TRACTOR'S TOWING AND BRAKING CAPABILITIES BEFORE
OPERATING ON A SLOPE. AVOID ANY SUDDEN TURNS OR
MANEUVERS WHILE ON A SLOPE.
(Keep this sheet in a safe place for future reference.)
Use this guide to determine if a slope is safe for the operation of your tractor and cart.
Refer also to the instructions in your vehicle owners manual.
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