FLAIL MOWER
MODEL AS 700 SM
OPERATING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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- FLAIL MOWER MANUAL CONTENTS
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USE OF THE MANUAL............................................................................pag. 4
NOTICE ON THE MACHINE..................................................................pag. 5
TECHNICAL DATA.....................................................................................pag. 8
LIFTING AND TRANSPORTATION...........................................................pag. 9
MAIN PARTS OF THE MACHINE..........................................................pag. 10
CONTROLS AND ADJUSTMENTS.......................................................pag. 12
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE HANDLEBARS AND
THE FRONT SUPPORT WITH WHEELS............................................. .pag. 14
SAFETY INFORMATION
A) GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS..............................................................pag. 15
B) TRAINING..........................................................................................pag. 15
C) PREPARATION.................................................................................pag. 15
D) WORKING USE.................................................................................pag. 16
E) AFTER WORK...................................................................................pag. 17
TRANSPORTATION OF THE MACHINE.................................................pag. 18
SAFETY SYSTEMS AND GUARDS.........................................................pag. 19
OPERATIONS TO BE CARRIED OUT BEFORE SWITCHING ON........pag. 19
STARTING AND DRIVING THE FLAIL MOWER..................................pag. 20
CUTTING TIPS......................................................................................pag. 22
CHECKS
A) TYRE PRESSURE............................................................................pag. 23
B) CABLE CONTROL ADJUSTMENT....................................................pag. 24
C) BRAKES ADJUSTMENT...................................................................pag. 26
D) BELT REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT........................................pag. 29
E) CHECKING AND REPLACING THE FLAILS.......................................pag. 32
F) SHARPENING THE FLAILS.................................................................pag. 33
G) CHECKING AND REPLACING THE TRANSMISSION OIL........................pag. 34
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE...........................................................pag. 35
CLEANING THE MACHINE....................................................................pag. 36
SEASONAL LONG-TERM STORAGE PERIODS.....................................pag. 36
DECOMMISSIONING AND SCRAPPING................................................ pag. 37
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE......................................................................pag. 37
CE MARKING........................................................................................pag. 38
TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................pag. 39
Enclosure 1. NOTES
Enclosure 2. Declaration of Conformity
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Operating and Safety Instruction
FLAIL MOWER MOD. AS 700 SM
FOREWORD
This machine may only be utilized for the purpose for which it was designed, i.e. agricultural
use, for the cutting of shoots, grass and brushwood.
Any other use other than that stated, not covered or deducible from this Manual and the
enclosed Engine Manual is "PROHIBITED".
Failure to comply with instructions in this Manual and in the Engine Manual releases the
manufacturer from all liability, in particular for any damage resulting from improper or
incorrect use, through negligence, superficial interpretation or flagrant disregard for the
safety requirements herein.
Get your dealer to explain how to use the machine in optimum safety conditions.
Always perform the checks as prescribed herein before each work session with the machine.
Should any information given in the following pages be unclear or not straightforward please
contact the manufacturer directly.
1. USE OF THE MANUAL
This Manual consists of numbered pages and enclosures featured in the list of contents.
Before operating the machine the user must read the instructions in the Operator's Manual
carefully as well as those of the Engine Manual enclosed.
Use of the flail mower by more than one operator (individually), means that they must
have carefully read the Operator's Manual and the Engine Manual before using it.
The aforementioned manuals form an integral part of the machine and must therefore be kept
intact and in good condition, in a known, easily accessible place for the entire working life of
the machine, even if the flail mower is passed on to another owner. The purpose of these
manuals is to provide the information necessary for the safe and competent use of the product.
In the instance of wear or purely for a greater technical working knowledge, the dealer may be
contacted directly. The Notes Section at the end of the Flail mower Manual is for the addition
of any complementary notes.
In this Manual all safety information appears in special boxes headed “WARNING”.
WARNING
This heading is used to draw the user's attention to hazardous areas or moving parts of
the machine. It is also used in instances where failure to comply with the instructions given
may result in injury to persons and animals or damage to property.
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2.
NOTICE ON THE MACHINE
The symbols affixed to the machine serving to warn of danger during its use and
maintenance are as follows:
THE USER MUST READ THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL PROVIDED
DANGER OF FOREIGN OBJECTS BEING THROWN
OUTWARDS. KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE
ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE CABLE FROM THE ENGINE SPARK PLUG.
DANGER OF HAND INJURY. SWITCH OFF THE ENGINE
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DANGER OF CRUSHING. KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE
DANGER OF INJURY TO BOTH UPPER AND LOWER LIMBS.
DO NOT PUT HANDS OR FEET INSIDE THE CUTTING
ELEMENT WHILE IN MOTION
DANGER OF GETTING CAUGHT UP IN ROTATING PARTS.
DO NOT PUT HANDS IN THE ROTATING PARTS
DANGER OF FOREIGN OBJECTS BEING THROWN OUTWARDS.
SAFETY GOGGLES MUST BE WORN
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EAR MUFFS MUST BE WORN
DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN NEAR THE MACHINE
WHEN IN OPERATION.
CAUTION: HOT PARTS. DANGER OF BURNS. FIRE HAZARD
The symbols affixed to the machine serve to warn of danger during its use and maintenance.
It is vitally important to understand the meaning of the danger notices and all messages should
be kept in legible condition. In the instance of wear these notices should be replaced and use
of the machine suspended while without such notices.
The operator is advised to observe the warnings given on the affixed notices.
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3.
TECHNICAL DATA OF FLAIL MOWER MODEL AS 700 SM
ENGINE:
petrol VANGUARD
ENGINE CAPACITY:
6.3 kW / 8.5 HP ( 3600 1/min )
ENGINE FILTER:
dry filter
WORKING WIDTH:
70 cm
CUTTING HEIGHT:
adjustable 20 - 80 mm
CUTTING SYSTEM:
40 flail rotor
SPEED GEARS:
4 forward gears – 2 reverse gears
TRASMISSION:
mechanical
GEARS:
in oli bath
SPEED:
forward (1) 1,28 km/h (2) 2,12 km/h (3) 2,90 km/h
(4) 4,80 km/h
reverse (1) 1,28 km/h (2) 2,90 km/h
WHEEL RELEASE MECHANISM:
mechanical
START:
recoil
SERVICE BRAKE :
on wheel transmission
ROTOR BRAKE :
on rotor drive
HANDLEBARS:
height and side-adjustable
TYRES:
Tractor 16 x 6.50-8
SIZE L x W x H (mm):
1780 x 850 x 1040
WEIGHT (kg):
185
ACOUSTIC PRESSURE, measured according to EN 12733 :
ACOUSTIC POWER, measured according to EN 12733 :
HANDLEBAR VIBRATION ( EN 12 733) AW :
85dBA
LWA 96 dBA
2.70 m/s²
Environmental conditions
Unless otherwise stated at the time of ordering it is understood that the machine is to work
normally in the environmental conditions covered by the following points.
Environmental conditions other than those described may cause mechanical breakage
resulting in the creation of dangerous situations for persons.
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ALTITUDE
The altitude of the place in which the machine is to be used must not exceed 1500 m
above sea level.
TEMPERATURE
Minimum ambient temperature: -5°C
Maximum ambient temperature: +50°C
ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS
The electrical equipment will function correctly in atmospheric conditions with a relative
humidity up to 50% at a temperature of 40°C and at 90% with a temperature up to 20°C
(without condensate).
ATMOSPHERE WITH RISK OF EXPLOSION AND/OR FIRE
The standard machine herein described is not designed to work in explosive atmospheres
or in those with risk of fire.
4. LIFTING AND TRANSPORTATION
All material is carefully checked by the manufacturer before shipping. The flail mower is
delivered in a wooden crate or cardboard box with the front support with wheels
disassembled.
Upon receipt of the machine make sure that it has not been damaged during transit and
that the packaging has not been tampered or any parts removed. Report any damage or
missing parts immediately to the driver and the manufacturer with photographic
documentation.
After assembling the handlebars, the front support with wheels and the safety bar as per the
instructions given in paragraph 7 of this manual, the machine may be moved on its own
wheels.
The manufacturer is not liable for any damage caused by transportation of the machine
after its delivery.
WARNING
Extreme care must be taken during handling to prevent overturning. Avoid steep gradients to prevent loss of control. Make sure that there are no persons present within the
danger area.
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5. MAIN PARTS OF THE MACHINE
The machine consists of the following main parts:
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FORWARD CLUTCH CONTROL LEVER
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ACCELERATOR CONTROL LEVER
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PIN FOR LOCKING/RELEASE OF THE FRONT WHEEL
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FLAIL ROTOR CLUTCH CONTROL LEVER
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RIGHT WHEEL RELEASE LEVER
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LEFT WHEEL RELEASE LEVER
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ENGINE
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FRONT WHEELS
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FRONT GUARD
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CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
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HANDLEBAR HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
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ON/OFF SWITCH (1/0)
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SPEED SELECTOR LEVER
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SLOW/FAST SPEED SELECTOR LEVER
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Figure 1
Figure 2
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6. CONTROLS AND ADJUSTMENTS
A) FORWARD CLUTCH CONTROL LEVER
This lever only has two positions: engage and disengage. Lowering the lever engages the
clutch and releasing it disengages the clutch. The service brake is connected to this lever.
The brake operates automatically when the clutch is disengaged.
B) ACCELERATOR CONTROL LEVER
This is used to adjust the number of engine revolutions according to the operations to be
carried out. Hence at switch on the lever will be positioned on the minimum setting whilst
during work operations it will be positioned as required by use.
C) PINS TO BLOCK/RELEASE THE FRONT WHEELS
The front wheels can turn freely when the pins are in the disengaged position.
When the pins are engaged in place on the fork supporting the wheel, the front wheels will
only move in one direction. Operate the flail mower with the pins engaged when working on
slopes.
WARNING
Before changing direction, release the pins to disengage the front wheels
D) FLAIL ROTOR CLUTCH CONTROL LEVER
This is used to engage and disengage rotary movement of the flail holder rotor. Lowering the
lever engages the clutch and releasing it disengages the clutch. The flail brake is connected
to this lever, so the brake operates automatically when the lever is released and the rotor
stops within a few seconds.
WARNING
The flail rotor rotates at high speed if the engine is running and the flail clutch is engaged,
regardless of the position of the forward clutch.
E and E1) RIGHT AND LEFT WHEEL RELEASE LEVERS
These make directional gear changes easier during forward movement or manoeuvring
of the machine.
WARNING
Never use the release levers instead of the forward clutch control lever since the operation
of the two wheel release levers at the same time automatically disengages the service
brake, thus overriding its safety function. This precaution must be observed particularly
when working on steep banks.
F) ENGINE
The engine cannot be used on gradients exceeding 25°
G) FRONT WHEELS
These are the front support for the machine and they are involved in cutting height adjustment.
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H) FRONT GUARD
The front guard (Fig. 1 Ref. H) opens or closes automatically according to the amount of
grass to be cut. Use of the machine with the guard left open is strictly prohibited. This may
cause the outward projection of objects.
The guard may only be set in the open position during flail replacement operations with the
machine switched off.
I) CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
This lever serves to adjust the cutting height. Warning: if the cutting height is set too low the
following undesirable consequences may occur:
- foreign objects such as stones, etc., may be thrown outwards
- dirt and mud may accumulate inside the rotor guard, thus impeding regular discharge
of cut grass.
- premature flail wear and possible breakage of the same.
L) HANDLEBAR ADJUSTMENT LEVER
The handlebars can be adjusted both vertically and laterally to suit the user and the working
conditions. Set the handlebars at user hip height.
M) ON SWITCH
Two-position switch:
(1) for starting the engine
(0) for switching off the engine
N) GEAR SELECTOR LEVER
This lever is used to select the forward gears of the machine.
The numbered positions indicate the gear settings
Pos. 1st - 2nd forward gears
Pos. R
reverse
Pos. N
neutral gear.
O) SLOW/FAST SPEED SELECTOR LEVER
This lever is used to select the forward speed of the machine (slow/fast). Used in
conjunction with the gear selector lever (Fig..2 Ref. N) it offers four forward gears and two
reverse gears.
WARNING
Before operating the slow/fast gear lever (Fig. 2 Ref. O), the gear selector lever (Fig. 2
Ref. N) should be put into neutral gear (N). Then select the the desired gear.
WARNING
WHEN WORKING ON GRADIENTS ONLY USE THE SLOW SPEED BY KEEPING
THE SLOW/FAST CONTROL LEVER IN THE „SLOW” POSITION ( Fig. 2)
WARNING
Be sure to set the lever positions correctly (Fig. 2 Ref. N and O), making sure that the
levers are correctly engaged; if they are not, engage the forward clutch momentarily (Fig.
1 Ref. A) so that the speed setting engages correctly.
The above operation may prove particularly useful during the machine’s first working
hours.
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7. ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE HANDLEBARS AND
FRONT SUPPORT WITH WHEELS
The flail mower is delivered with the handlebars and front support with wheels disassembled.
Remove the cardboard packaging or crate (to be disposed of in an appropriate manner, in
accordance with current regulations in force).
To assemble, proceed as follows :
§ Lift the handlebar and insert it in the support shown in Fig. 3 ref. B. Then feed the screw
stay (Fig. 3 ref. C) through the relative holes and secure it on both sides using the screws
and washers provided.
§ Position the support with front wheels and connect the height adjustment piece (Fig. 3 ref.
D) using the screw and washer provided. Fix it to both sides of the bonnet as well using the
screws, washers and spacers provided, as shown in Fig. 3 ref. A.
§ Fix the safety bar ( Fig.3 ref. E ) to the special holes on the two front sides of the wheel
support using the screw, washer and nut provided.
Figure 3
Before switching on ensure that the machine has been fully assembled correctly.
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8. SAFETY INFORMATION
Before using the flail mower it is essential that the operator has understood the warnings,
do’s and don’ts and precautionary measures given in this manual and in the engine manual:
the prevention of injury to the operator, third parties, animals or objects directly depends
on observance of these instructions.
A) GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
§ Use of the flail mower for purposes other than those envisaged is strictly prohibited.
§ Climbing aboard and/or riding on the flail mower is strictly prohibited.
§ Tampering with the safety systems and guards is strictly prohibited.
§ Modifications to devices/components not envisaged by the manufacturer are strictly
prohibited.
§ The electrical parts of the engine must be protected at all times.
B) TRAINING
§ Read the Operator’s Manual and the Engine Manual before using the machine.
§ Use of the machine by minors under the age of 16 years or by persons without the
necessary psychological and physical capabilities is forbidden.
§ Do not use the machine near other persons or within enclosed areas.
§ The placing of hands, other parts of the body and clothing in the moving parts of the
machine is prohibited.
§ It is forbidden to approach the moving parts.
§ Before carrying out any inspection or servicing operations make sure that the engine
has been switched off and the spark plug wire removed.
C) PREPARATION
§ Make sure that the working area around the machine is free of obstacles and has
sufficient lighting.
§ Before switching on the engine make sure there are no persons, animals or vehicles in
the vicinity.
§ Before switching on the engine make sure that both engagement levers (forward clutch
control lever - Fig. 1 Ref. A and flail clutch control lever - Fig. 1 Ref. D) are in the disengaged
position (released) ; the service brake will be on automatically; then place the gear lever
in neutral (see Fig. 2 Ref.N )
§ Before switching on the machine make sure that the screws, fixing elements and
protection devices are in place and that the affixed notices are legible.
§ Then: Make sure that the wheel fixing bolts have been tightened fully.
§ Secure all flail nuts and fixing bolts to prevent their loss during work operations. Replace
any old or worn flails.
§ The guard in front of the flails ( Fig. 1 Ref. H) must always be closed while the machine
is in use.
§ When switching on the engine check the position of the various control levers (see the
section on “Controls and adjustments”).
§ Supervise the clothing of personnel operating the machine: a long-sleeved jacket with
close-fitting cuffs, long, close-fitting trousers, heavy-duty footwear, and a protective
cap or helmet should be worn. Avoid wearing loose-tailed clothing, unbuttoned jackets
or torn, undone or partially zipped up items to prevent them from being caught up in the
moving parts.
§ Safety goggles and ear protection devices must be worn. Safety gloves must also be
worn during machine operation and maintenance.
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Do not switch on and operate the flail mower in enclosed areas since the engine gives
off carbon monoxide fumes which are colourless, odourless, tasteless and extremely
dangerous.
Take care when handling fuel. Fuel is highly flammable and its vapours explosive :
- Only use an approved container.
- Take care not to remove fuel caps or top up the tank with the engine running.
- Allow the engine to cool before proceeding with fuel-filling operations.
- Do not smoke during this operation.
- Never fill the machine with fuel in an indoor ambient.
- It is advisable to use a wide funnel to prevent spillage of fuel on the engine and on
other surfaces of the flail mower.
- If any fuel is spilled do not attempt to switch on the engine; simply move the machine
away from the area of spillage before switching on.
- After filling up with fuel reposition and screw the fuel tank cap right down.
Do not rest the flail mower or the fuel container in indoor environments with naked
flames.
D) WORKING USE
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When working keep everyone at a minimum distance of 10 metres from the machine.
Keep the engine well ventilated and clog-free (materials and other residue) to prevent
damage to the engine and risk of fire. Clean the cooling fan and fins regularly.
Clean the air filter at the same time as well.
Drive smoothly, avoiding brusque starts, braking and turns.
Take care not to touch the silencer when hot.
When reversing make sure there are no children or animals around. Take care not to
get caught up in the moving parts of the machine.
If a slipping belt causes abnormal noise, smells or overheating, switch off the engine
immediately and check the machine to prevent the outbreak of fire and damage to the
transmission.
The rotating flails are extremely dangerous. Keep away from the rotor guard when the
flails are in motion. Do not help the grass into the housing using hands or feet and do
not allow anyone to stand either in front of the machine or in its direction of travel.
WARNING
During work operations the grass is shredded and expelled by the machine. However, if
the grass is damp it tends to build up inside the flail housing, thus leading to the incorrect
feeding of the grass to be cut. The result is that even on short grass the engine may tend
to cut out. Remove the build-up of grass inside the housing (with the engine switched off)
using a stick of wood, or wait until the grass dries out before resuming cutting. If during
work operations the engine tends to stop due to overloading, either a slower gear must be
used or the cutting height must be increased, or else only part of the machine working
width must be used.
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When working in a stony or obstacle-riddled area try to remove as many objects as
possible before commencing cutting. Then work at a greater cutting height than usual.
WARNING
Stones and other objects may be thrown outwards in direction of the operator or of other
persons in the vicinity. Keep at a safe distance from persons, animals and objects.
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If the cutting mechanism accidentally comes into contact with an object (stump or
stone), switch off the engine and carry out the following operations:
- Inspect the damage.
- Do not attempt to repair it if unskilled to do so.
- Check that no parts have come loose.
Do not use the machine if it does not work properly or is broken: seek authorized
service.
It is strictly prohibited to leave the flail mower running whilst unsupervised.
It is strictly prohibited to transport the machine with the engine running. When loading
the machine onto a vehicle, the inclination of the ramps must not exceed 15°.
WARNING
EXERCISE CAUTION WITH GRADIENTS . Danger of machine overturning.
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Given its outdoor use, it is advisable not to use the flail mower when it is raining.
The area next to the engine exhaust may reach a high temperature.
WARNING
Danger of burns.
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Do not go near water fountains or precipices and do not cross narrow bridges during
work operations to prevent the risk of falling.
Do not work on steep banks with gradients in excess of 10°.
Take special care on steep banks; avoid working upstream of the machine so as not to
run the risk of slipping under it, particularly when the ground is wet.
Avoid working on the shoulder, between flat ground and a steep bank. The machine
may skid or slip.
In the instance of difficulty or emergency stop simply release the forward clutch control
and flail rotor levers.
Work on flat ground for the utmost safety.
E) AFTER USE
§ Before moving away from the machine, place the gear lever in neutral (Fig. 2 Ref.N)
and switch off the engine by moving the switch (Fig.2 Ref.M) to the 0 position.
§ For greater safety shut off the feed cock (Fig. 4).
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9. TRANSPORTATION OF THE MACHINE
LOADING AND UNLOADING FROM A VEHICLE
§ For transportation it is preferable to use a vehicle with an open bed.
§ Choose firm, flat ground.
§ Switch off the vehicle’s ignition, put into reverse gear, pull on the hand brake and block the
tyres with chocks to prevent accidental movement of the vehicle.
WARNING
Raise the flail mower cutting unit to maximum height to prevent danger of
its catching the ramp edges
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Do not stand in front of the machine
Firmly hook the loading ramps onto the vehicle bed.
Use stable load ramps with a non-slip surface strong enough to take the weight of the
machine.
The inclination of the ramps must not exceed 15°.
Recommended length : at least 31/2 times the vehicle bed’s height from the ground.
Recommended width : to be chosen according to the tyre width of the machine
Proceed with the loading of the machine, manoeuvring it carefully. Set the accelerator
lever at minimum (Fig. 1 Ref. B) and the gear lever ( Fig. 2 Ref. N) to the 1st gear setting
Using the lever as shown in Figure 2 Ref. N, engage the forward gear for loading, or the
reverse gear for unloading.
During loading/unloading operations on the ramps avoid operating the flail clutch (Fig. 1
Ref. D), the gear and speed levers (Fig. 2 Ref.N and O) and the right and left wheel
release levers (Fig. 1 Ref. E and E1) because such actions may prove extremely
dangerous.
Line the front wheels up with the centre of the loading ramps.
Take care when the machine passes from the loading ramps to the vehicle bed, because
a shift in balance occurs.
Once loaded, turn off the engine using the relative switch (Fig. 2 Ref.M), make sure
that the service brake has automatically come into operation upon release of the forward
clutch control levers ( Fig. 1 Ref. A), block the machine wheels using chocks and firmly
tie the machine to the vehicle.
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10. DESCRIPTION OF THE SAFETY AND GUARD SYSTEMS
WARNING
The safety devices must never be tampered with. It is necessary to understand how they
work and safeguard their efficiency and correct operation. In the instance of doubt, problems or malfunction contact your dealer.
FORWARD CONTROL AND FLAIL MOVEMENT LEVERS
When released both of these levers instantly disengage the transmission connected to
them, thus automatically engaging their respective brakes, hence the machine service
brake in the first case and flail rotor rotation in the second.
In this way they act as safety devices.
In the instance of difficulty or sudden emergency, the quick release of these levers will
return them to their standard position (raised).
FRONT GUARD
The front guard (Fig. 1 Ref. H) opens or closes automatically according to the amount of
grass to be cut. Use of the machine with the guard left open is strictly prohibited. This may
cause the outward projection of objects.
The guard may only be set in the open position during flail replacement operations with
the machine switched off.
11. OPERATIONS TO BE CARRIED OUT BEFORE SWITCHING ON
Position the flail mower outdoors on sufficiently firm, flat soil. Read the instructions provided
by the engine manufacturer in the relative manual and follow them carefully to prevent situations
arising which may endanger either persons or the machine.
Then check:
- the state of the flails by inspecting them;
- that all the screws are tightened, particularly those securing the flails;
- that the guards and safety devices are securely tightened.
- that there are no persons in the vicinity.
- that the pins for blocking/releasing the front wheels are in the proper position, as described
in section C of “Controls and Adjustments”.
During operation do not allow persons near the machine, especially children. The operator is
responsible for any harm done persons in the working area of the machine.
Oil recommendations
Before switching on the engine check the oil level and top up, if necessary,
while keeping it in a horizontal position. Do not overfill.
Use of a high-grade detergent oil is recommended (Ref.er to the enclosed engine manual).
Fuel recommendations
Use of fresh, clean lead-free petrol is advised.
WARNING
It is advisable to consult the engine manual before swithcing on the machine.
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12. STARTING AND DRIVING THE FLAIL MOWER
The machine can be switched on once all the aforementioned preliminary operations
have been carried out.
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Place the feed cock in the OPEN position (direction shown by the arrow, Fig. 4).
Bring the choke to the CLOSED position for a cold start (direction shown by the arrow,
Fig. 4a).
Set the accelerator lever at the minimum position.
Grip the engine pull lead handle ( Fig. 4b ) and pull gently until you feel the “bite”, then
pull on the lead sharply to overcome the pressure, prevent kickback and switch on the
engine. Repeat the procedure, if necessary, with the accelerator lever in
INTERMEDIATE position. Once the engine is running, set the accelerator in the
MINIMUM position and gently return the choke to the OPEN position (Fig. 4a).
Cleaning of the machine is recommended after use (see the section “Cleaning the
machine”).
Figure 4
Figure 4a
Figure 4b
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DRIVING THE MACHINE
WARNING
When using the machine for the first time it is advisable to get the feel of it by executing
manoeuvres on flat ground free of foreign objects. Cut in a straight line at low speed,
slightly overlapping the section cut previously.
After switching on the engine following the instructions given in the previous paragraph:
1. move the speed lever (Figure 2 Ref. O) to the “low speed” setting.
2. then move the gear selector lever ( Fig. 2 Ref. N ) to the 1st gear setting, ensuring that the
lever is engaged correctly.
WARNING
If the gear is not properly engaged it may disengage, giving rise to a potentially dangerous
situation. If the gear engages with difficulty, partially engage the clutch for an instant before
trying to engage the gear again.
For safety reasons it is advisable to start work using the lowest gear, gradually working up
to a higher gear if compatible with work conditions.
3. Engage the flail rotor clutch control lever (Fig. 1 Ref.D) after accelerating a little.
WARNING
Select a suitable cutting height to prevent the flails from striking foreign objects.
4. To move the machine, accelerate and then engage the forward clutch using the relative
lever (Fig. 1 Ref. A).
5. To select a different position and/or speed gear the forward clutch control must first be
disengaged by releasing its lever (Fig. 1 Ref. A).Then select the desired SLOW or FAST
speed using the speed lever (Fig. 2 Ref. O), and the required gear direction using the
gear selector lever (Fig. 2 Ref. N). Then re-engage the forward clutch control lever (Fig.
1 Ref. A) to set the machine in motion again.
6. To stop the flails release the relative lever ( Fig. 1 Ref. D); the flail rotor brake will function
automatically.
7. To stop the machine, release the relative lever (Fig. 1 Ref. A); the service brake will
function automatically.
Then switch off the engine by moving the switch to the position (O) as shown in Figure
2 Ref. M).
8. To move the machine with the engine switched off, disengage both wheel locks using the
levers as shown in Figure 1 Ref. E and E1.
WARNING : To use the wheel release mechanism consult the section “Main parts of the
machine”, Ref.s. E and E1.
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13. CUTTING TIPS
1. Before commencing cutting operations, read the safety instructions given in the previous
sections.
2. Before engaging flail movement using the relative lever ( Figure 1 Ref. D) the guard
(Fig. 1 Ref. H) must be fully lowered to prevent the outward projection of objects.
3. At first the setting of a relatively high cutting height is recommended (using the relative
lever in Figure 1 Ref. I), lowering it gradually according to working conditions.
4. Engage the flail clutch (Fig. 1 Ref. D) only after having carried out the machine switch-on
and gear engagement operations and selected the required speed (see “ SWITCHING
ON” section)
5.Before engaging the flail clutch (Fig. 1 Ref. D), gradually move the accelerator (Fig. 1 Ref.
B) until the required speed is reached.
6. Engage the flail clutch (Fig. 1 Ref. D) gradually. Overly brusque flail clutch engagement
may stall the engine.
WARNING:
Use extreme caution because flails rotate at very high speed
7. Maintaining flail rotation while in reverse gear is not advisable. In fact, although the machine
is able to work in reverse gear, the risk of the outward projection of objects is increased
considerably. The risk of the operator falling also increases considerably.
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14. CHECKS
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Adjust the belt and cable control tension after the first few working hours to compensate
initial loosening.
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Briefly operate all the machine's components to detect any abnormal noises or
overheating.
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During the initial running in period avoid heavy-duty usage to encourage proper settling
of the mechanical parts.
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Never neglect maintenance operations after work and carry out all prescribed checks
regularly.
WARNING
ANY COMPLEX JOB AND ANY WORK AFFECTING THE SAFETY OF THE
OPERATOR AND/OR OTHER PERSONS MAY ONLY BE CARRIED OUT AT AN
AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE.
A) TYRE PRESSURE
Regularly check the tyre pressure. If both two tyres are not inflated to average pressure
the machine will tend to travel sideways during operation.
Tyre pressure : 27 Psi
1.9 Bar
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B) CABLE CONTROL ADJUSTMENT
To adjust the cables place the machine on flat ground, switch off the engine and disconnect
the wire from the spark plug.
B1) RIGHT AND LEFT WHEEL RELEASE CABLES
Reset the setting screws on the release lever cables to zero, so they are screwed down
completely (Fig 5 Ref G).
Pull the cable by hand until it is very taut and then secure the clamp (Fig 5 Ref M),
Pull the release lever (Fig 5 Ref H) fully (until it rests on the handlebar grip) and check that
the wheel has been released and turns freely with your hand.
If it does not turn freely, adjust the release cable setting screw (Fig 5 Ref G) by unscrewing
it until the wheel is able to turn completely freely.
When the release lever (Fig 5 Ref H) is fully pulled and resting on the handlebar, make sure
the locking pins start to engage as soon as you start to release it.
You can check it is working properly by turning the wheel by hand while you simultaneously
disengage the release lever.
B2. BLADE ROTOR CONTROL CABLE
BLADE ROTOR BRAKE CONTROL CABLE
The two cables are controlled at the same time by the lever located on the handlebar in
Fig. 5 Rif. D. Operating the lever acts on both cables at the same time: the blade rotor
moves, its brake becoming disengaged.
For optimum regulation, follow the instructions, as described in sections C1 and D3.
B3. FORWARD CONTROL CABLE
BRAKE CONTROL CABLE
Both cables are controlled at the same time by the lever located on the handlebar as
shown in Fig. 5 ref. A.
Operating the lever acts on both cables at the same time: the forward motion of the
machine is engaged and the parking brake disengaged.
For optimum regulation, follow the instructions, as described in sections C2 and D2.
B4) HANDLEBAR HEIGHT AND SIDE ADJUSTMENT CONTROL CABLES
Move the lever Fig. 5 Ref. I or the cable sheathing Fig. 5 Ref. L slightly to visually ensure that
there is play of 1-2 mm between the upper part of the cables and the adjustment screws .
Should there be none use the relative adjustment screws to achieve the correct amount of
play.
WARNING
Play of 1-2 mm in both cables is what makes the handlebar position pins fit snugly in
their relative seats, thus preventing the phenomena of play.
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A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
L
M
Forward lever
Forward cable
Forward brake cable
Rotor engagement lever
Rotor engagement cable
Rotor brake cable
Wheel release cable
Wheel release lever
Handlebar adjustment lever
Handlebar adjustment cables
Clamp for release cable
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C) BRAKE ADJUSTMENT
To adjust the brake cables place the machine on a flat surface, switch off the engine and
disconnect the spark plug wire.
WARNING
ANY COMPLEX JOB AND ANY WORK AFFECTING THE SAFETY OF THE
OPERATOR AND/OR OTHER PERSONS MAY ONLY BE CARRIED OUT AT AN
AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE.
C1) ROTOR BRAKE
After removing the setting screw for the brake (Fig 6 Ref C) by unscrewing it (Fig 6 Ref G),
adjust it as follows:
Make sure the setting screw on the rotor brake cable is set at zero, so it is totally screwed
down (Fig 5 Ref E).
Make sure the rotor brake intermediate transmission (Fig 6 Ref A) is at rest, so it is resting
on the roller rotation tension rod (Fig 6 Ref B).
Put the rotor brake control (Fig 6 Ref C), already preassembled with the threaded pin (Fig
6 Ref D), in position so that the threaded pin enters the seat of the rotor brake intermediate
transmission (Fig 6 Ref A) without moving away from its position at rest and the brake
control pin (Fig 6 Ref E) touches the front of the slot on the pulley transmission without t he
need to force it (Fig 6 Ref F).
Secure the rotor brake control with the screw (Fig 6 Ref G), making sure it moves
smoothly: the washer (Fig 6 Ref H) should be able to move freely after the counter nut has
been secured tightly.
When you lock the counter nut on the threaded pin (Fig 6 Ref I), make sure the pin remains
loose inside its seat for the movement of the brake control (Fig 6 Ref A) and do not force it
to go inside.
Adjust the setting screw for the rotor brake cable (Fig 5 Ref E) so the brake disengages
when the lever (Fig. 7 Ref A) passes the step for releasing the rotor engagement (Fig 7 Ref
B). The outside edge of the rotor engagement lever must be along the edge of the step for
the release of the rotor engagement (Fig 7 Ref B).
When the rotor engagement lever is in this position, test the brake pulley with your hand
(Fig 6 Ref L) to check it is able to turn. If it does not turn, adjust the setting screw for the
rotor brake cable accordingly (Fig 5 Ref E).
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Fig. 6
Fig. 7
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C2) FORWARD BRAKE
If when the forward clutch lever is released the machine fails to halt instantly the brake must
be regulated :
- using the brake adjuster located on the handlebar (Fig. 5, Ref.C)
- using the brake cable clamp (Fig.8 Ref.C).
If this operation proves ineffective proceed as follows :
- Loosen the M12 nut (Fig. 8 Ref.A)
- Tighten the M12 screw (Fig. 8 Rif.C) until the machine halts instantly when the forward clutch
lever (Fig 1, Ref. A) is released.
After making this adjustment make sure that the machine runs smoothly when the forward
clutch lever (Fig.1 Ref. A) is used and the gear selector handle (Fig. 2 Ref. N) is in neutral.
Figure 8
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D) BELT REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT
If a belt breaks or becomes worn it is advisable to change both belts connected to the engine
at the same time. The replacement of just one belt alone may give rise to adjustment problems.
Conversely, the blade rotor control belt is completely independent of the others, so for its
replacement or adjustment carry out the following:
WARNING
ANY COMPLEX JOB AND ANY WORK AFFECTING THE SAFETY OF THE
OPERATOR AND/OR OTHER PERSONS MAY ONLY BE CARRIED OUT AT AN
AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE.
D1) BLADE ROTOR DRIVE BELT
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remove the protection guard ( Fig. 9 Ref. C), by unscrewing and taking out the screws
shown in Figure 9 Ref. B
pull the spring ( Ref. A Fig. 10 ) off the upper connecting screw ( Fig. 10 Ref. B) , so that
the belt tightener ( Ref. C Fig. 10 ) remains free and lowers automatically.
slip the belt off by turning the lower pulley in an anti-clockwise direction using your hand
( Ref. D Fig. 10).
obviously for assembly the procedure must be reversed, bearing in mind that once the
spring is in position the belt is automatically in its ideal adjustment position.
Figure 9
Figure 10
To access the transmission belts and rotor brake adjustment device area, remove the
protection guard (Fig. 9 Ref. D) and unscrew and remove the screws shown in Figure 9
Ref.A.
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D2) FORWARD BELT
- Make sure the forward cable’s setting screw, located on the handlebar (Fig 5 Ref B) is set
at zero and so is fully screwed down.
- Remove the setting screw on the brake (Fig 6 Ref C) by unscrewing the screw (Fig 6 Ref
G)
- Extract the rotor engagement belt (Fig. 12 Ref A) by turning the engine pulley
anticlockwise.
- Extract the forward belt (Fig. 11 Ref A) removing it from the same side as the large pulley
(Fig. 11 Ref B) and turning the engine pulley anti-clockwise (Fig. 11 Ref C).
- Fit a new belt by inserting it first in the engine pulley (Fig. 11 Ref C) then in the other
(Fig. 11 Ref B).
- Check the distance between the two parts is 50 mm by pressing down on the bottom of
the belt (Fig. 11 Ref G) with your finger.
- If the distance is not as shown, you may contact an authorised service centre.
They will follow the procedure outlined below:
a) Move the engine by loosening the locknuts until the distance is correct.
b) After adjusting the position of the engine and before tightening the locknuts to secure it,
check the two pulleys (Fig. 11 Ref B and C) are aligned.
- Act on the forward engagement lever (Fig 5 Ref A) and make sure that the height of the
spring during work is 20 mm (Fig 11 Ref .E) when the belt tightener is at the end of its run
(Fig. 11 Ref D).
- If the height of the spring is not correct when the tightener is engaged, adjust the clamp
securing the cable (Fig 11 Ref F) accordingly.
- The compression height of the spring can also be adjusted using the setting screw of the
forward cable (Fig 5 Ref B).
Figure 11
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D3) ROTOR ENGAGEMENT BELT
- The rotor engagement belt can only be replaced and adjusted after replacing the forward
belt (section D2).
- Make sure the setting screw of the rotor engagement cable, positioned on the handlebar
(Fig 5 Ref F) is set to zero, and so is fully screwed down.
- Extract the rotor engagement belt (Fig. 12 Ref A) by turning the engine pulley
anti-clockwise (Fig. 12 Ref C).
- Fit a new belt by inserting it first in the large pulley (Fig. 12 Ref B) then in the engine pulley
(Fig. 12 Ref C).
- Check the distance between the two parts is 50 mm by pressing down on the bottom of
the belt (Fig. 12 Ref H) with your finger.
- If the distance is not as shown, you may contact an authorised service centre.
They will follow the procedure outlined below:
a) move the intermediate transmission assembly by loosening the locknuts (Fig 12 Ref G)
until the distance is correct.
b) After adjusting the position of the intermediate transmission assembly and before
tightening the lock nuts securing it, check the two pulleys (Fig. 12 Ref B and C) are aligned.
- Act on the rotor engagement lever (Fig 5 Ref D) and make sure that the height of the
spring during work is 20 mm (Fig 12 Ref E) when the belt tightener is at the end of its run
(Fig. 12 Ref D).
- If the height of the spring is not correct when the tightener is engaged, adjust the clamp
securing the cable (Fig 12 Ref F) accordingly.
- The compression height of the spring can also be adjusted using the setting screw of the
rotor engagement cable (Fig 5 Ref F).
Figure 12
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E) CHECKING AND REPLACING THE FLAILS
Always check the state of the flails before commencing work. Do not forget to switch the
engine off!
Checking and replacement of the flails requires the assistance of another person to hold
the handlebars down to tilt up the front part of the machine.
The flails will be presented as shown in Figure 15.
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During work operations if the flails (Fig. 15 Ref. A ) strike stones or stumps stop
straightaway and make sure that they have not become bent or broken. Damaged
flails must be replaced.
If the flails are very worn, cracked or bent, they make snap and project objects outwards,
risking serious accident.
It requires specific experience and suitable equipment to replace and repair flails.
Contact an authorized service centre.
Use heavy-duty work gloves to check or replace the flails to avoid risk of injury to hands.
The flail fixing screws and relative nuts ( Fig. 15 Ref. B) are also subject to wear. Always
replace them at the same time as the flails, using bolts and screws of the same strength
and type.
When some of the flails are broken or bent they give rise to excessive vibration at
high speed.
The flails are reversible, so when they become blunt on one side they can be assembled
on the other.
Generally speaking, unless it’s a question of only 1 or 2 flails, all the flails should be
replaced at the same time to prevent the occurrence of vibration.
Even the flail rotor holder (Fig. 15 Ref. C) may cause vibration. If so, it should be
replaced.
The flails wear more quickly on dry, sandy ground. In these conditions they should be
replaced more frequently.
It is advisable to keep spare flails handy.
Figure 15
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To remove the flails proceed as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Switch off the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire
Adjust the cutting height to maximum
Open the front housing.
Check the state of the flails.
Check that the flails are not cracked, bent, excessively worn or broken. If they are,
either reverse them (turning them 180°) or replace them.
F) SHARPENING THE FLAILS
1. Always check the state of the flails before commencing work.
If the flails are very worn, cracked or bent, they make snap and project objects
outwards, risking serious accident.
2. Worn, cracked or bent flails can be repaired through an authorized centre only.
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G) CHECKING AND REPLACING THE TRANSMISSION OIL
Check the transmission oil level using the relative level cap (Fig. 16 Ref. A). If oil leaks out
upon removal of this cap then there is enough of it in the transmission. If not, remove the
filling cap shown in Fig. 16 Ref. A, then top up with SAE 90.
The oil should be replaced after the first 20 hours of use and after this every 100 working
hours.
Remove the drainage cap shown in Fig. 16 ( Ref. B) and allow all the oil to run out. After
refitting the drainage cap, fill the transmission from the filling cap with SAE 90 transmission
oil.
Refit the lid securely to prevent any leakage of oil.
Figure 16
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15. MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
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All operations on the machine must be carried out exclusively by authorized personnel.
Always switch off the engine when checking, adjusting or servicing the machine.
Allow the machine to cool down before inspection.
The belt guard (Fig. 9 Ref.s. D and C) and flail guards ( Fig. 1 Ref. H) must always be
correctly installed and intact. If they become damaged, have them repaired before the
machine is used again.
Make sure that all the guards of rotating and moving parts are in place.
For greater safety, when replacing the flails replace all the fixing screws and nuts at
the same time, as described in section 14, point E.
Inspect the fuel lines. These should be replaced if damaged or after a maximum of
three years, along with the fixing bands. Old lines may leak fuel.
Check and regularly adjust the forward clutch control, blade clutch control, brakes,
accelerator, speed selector lever and gear lever.
Every 50 hours grease the wheel release devices, removing the centre screw shown
in Fig. 17 (Ref. A). Remove the wheel completely from its hub, grease the exposed
part ( Fig. 17 Ref. B) and then remount the wheel.
Figure 17
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Cover the machine with a sheet after the engine and silencer have cooled down.
Have the flail and service brakes replaced by an authorized workshop if their safety
function does not work perfectly.
It is strictly forbidden to place/leave unattended on the flail mower any potentially
dangerous objects which may put the safety of persons or the machine at risk.
Keep the machine in a good, clean state; do not leave it outside exposed to inclement
weather conditions.
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§
After use store the machine in a place where children have no access. Always allow
the machine to cool down before putting it away.
After use store the machine in a place where fuel vapours cannot reach a naked flame
or sparks.
In the instance of a long period of non-use, drain the fuel tank completely.
Use of the machine does not require specific lighting.
However, the recommended minimum amount of light (e.g. 200 lux) is enough to be able
to read the notices on the machine and to operate it without running risks caused by poor
light.
16. CLEANING THE MACHINE
Proceed in the following order:
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Switch off the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire;
Clean the engine and the outside of the machine with a cloth soaked in a little oil.
Clean all parts of the machine, particularly the starting unit, air filter, exhaust and
carburetor. It is advisable to follow the instructions given in the engine manual.
Clean the inside of the belt guard (Fig. 9 Ref. D) with a blast of compressed air.
To clean the inside of the flail guard ( Fig. 1 Ref. H), wash with a jet of water straight
after use while still damp. When washing carefully cover and protect the electrical
parts of the engine, the carburetor, the air filter and the exhaust from the water to
prevent engine problems.
To clean the flail area a tool should be used (stick of wood).
17. SEASONAL LONG-TERM STORAGE PERIODS
To store the flail mower for prolonged periods of non-use, proceed as follows:
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Park the machine on flat, firm, clean ground.
Oil deposits on the ground where the machine is positioned may cause irreparable
damage to the tyres.
Disconnect the spark plug wire;
Clean the machine carefully as described in section 16 (Cleaning the machine)
Make sure that all screws and nuts are fully tightened.
Retouch with paint any parts which have become exposed during use.
Store the machine in a clean, dry place.
Empty the fuel tank, following the instructions given in the engine manual;
Regularly check the tyre pressure, and adjust if necessary.
Lubricate all moving parts and have any necessary repairs to the machine carried out.
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18. DECOMMISSIONING AND SCRAPPING
After the working life of the flail mower the user must have it dismantled and its components
removed as per EEC directives or in accordance with current legislation in force in his
country, taking particular care over the dismantling of the following materials of
environmental impact:
- plastic parts
- rubber parts
- coated electric wiring
- petrol engine
- metal parts
- toxic substances
19. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Routine maintenance must be carried out as per the instructions given in this Manual. For
any instances not covered herein and for technical assistance in general contact your
dealer referring to the data given on the identification plate affixed to the machine.
The right reference will ensure swift, precise answers.
For swift delivery of spare parts always quote the following information on the order:
- Machine model and serial number
- Part description and quantity required
For assistance concerning the engine it is advisable to contact the service centre authorized
by the engine manufacturer (see engine manual supplied).
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20. CE MARKING
The plate bearing the CE mark gives the main characteristics and information for the
identification of the flail mower.
- Manufacturer’s details
- Machine model
- Serial number
- Year of construction
- Capacity in kW
- Weight in kg
The above information must not be altered or modified in any way.
It is up to the user to keep the plate clean, legible and in good condition.
The position of the CE plate on the machine is shown in the Figure below:
Figure 18
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21. TROUBLESHOOTING
The following table illustrates some problems which may arise during operation.
FAULT
Grass ejection insufficient
CAUSE
1. Grass wet
2. Grass too long
3.
4.
5.
6.
Cutting height too low
Engine speed too low
Forward speed too high
Build-up of grass inside flail
housing
Machine does not cut the grass 1. Forward speed too high
completely
2. Engine speed too low
3. Grass too long
Machine scalps the ground
4. Flails worn or broken
5. Build-up of grass inside flail
housing
1. Cutting height too low
2. Undulating terrain
3. Ground uneven
1. belt tension inadequate
2. Build-up of grass inside flail
housing
3. Belt worn
Machine vibrates excessively
1. Build-up of grass inside flail
housing
2. Belt damaged
3. Flails bent or broken
4. Flail rotor warped
Engine overloads during work 1. Engine speed too low
operations
2. Flails worn
3. Forward speed too high
4. Snarl or build-up of grass
on rotor
5. Grass too long
Belt slips
MEASURES TO BE TAKEN
1. Wait until the grass has
dried
2. Go over the grass twice,
changing the cutting height
3. Increase the cutting height
4. Accelerate to maximum
5. Decrease forward speed
6. Clean the inside of the flail
housing
1. Decrease forward speed
2. Accelerate to maximum
3. Go over the grass twice,
changing the cutting height
4. Replace the flails
5. Clean the inside of the flail
housing
1. increase the cutting height
2. change cutting pattern
(e.g. direction)
3. increase cutting height
1. Adjust the belt tension
2. Clean the inside of the flail
housing
3. Replace belt
1. Clean the inside of the flail
housing
2. Replace belt
3. Replace flails
4. Replace rotor
1. Accelerate to maximum
2. Invert or replace flails
3. Decrease forward speed
4. Remove grass from flail
rotor
5. Go over the grass twice,
changing the cutting height
6. increase the cutting height
1. wait until ground dries
2. work in direction of bank
6. Cutting height too low
Machine tends to run away on 1. ground too soft
steep banks
2. operator cutting at right
angles to bank
The cutting unit projects 1. front guard raised
1. lower the front guard
objects outwards
2. front cover open
2. close front cover firmly
3. working in reverse gear
3. only work in forward gear
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ENGINE
FAULT
Engine sluggish at switch on
CAUSE
1. accelerator not in start-up
position
2. Choke not closed
3. Petrol does not arrive
4.
Air bubbles or water inside
the petrol lines
5.
Thick oil prevents rotation
6.
Winding
or
mechanism faulty
Spark
plug
in
condition
7.
Poor power
Engine stalls
Exhaust fumes dark
1.
2.
3.
1.
2.
1.
2.
start
poor
No fuel
Air filter blocked
Elastic bands worn
no fuel
feed cock shut off
low grade fuel
too much engine oil
Engine emits black smoke and 1. air filter blocked
power is poor
2. choke not fully opened
Exhaust fumes bluish
1. too much engine oil
2. Elastic bands worn
Silencer becomes red through 1. Air filter blocked
overheating
2. Inside
of
self-winding
starter blocked with grass
cuttings
MEASURES TO BE TAKEN
1. move the accelerator to the
intermediate position
2. Close the choke when cold.
3. Check the fuel tank and
remove any water or
sediment. Make sure that
the feed cock is open.
4. Check the lines and bands.
Repair
or
replace
if
damaged
5. Use oil with a viscosity
suited to the temperature
6. Replace winding or start
mechanism
7. Clean or replace spark
plug. Adjust the distance
between the electrodes.
1. Refill the tank
2. clean air filter
3. replace elastic bands
1. Refill tank with petrol
2. open feed cock
1. replace with high grade fuel
2. restore engine oil to correct
level
1. clean air filter
2. open the choke completely
1. restore engine oil to correct
level
2. replace elastic bands
1. clean air filter
2. clean self-winding starter
housing
For any problems not easily resolved or in case of doubt you are advised to contact your
dealer.
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www.as-motor.de
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