OWNERS MANUAL Model No. 45-0266

OWNERS MANUAL Model No. 45-0266

OWNERS MANUAL Model No.

45-0266 DISK CULTIVATOR

(SLEEVE HITCH) CAUTION: Read Rules for Safe Operation and Instructions Carefully • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Parts

PRINTED IN U.S.A.

FORM NO. 47057 (Rev. 11/97)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SAFETY RULES ............................................................. 2 CARTON CONTENTS .................................................... 2 HARDWARE CHART (FULL SIZE) ................................. 3 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS ......................................... 4 OPERATION ................................................................... 6 MAINTENANCE .............................................................. 6 REPAIR PARTS .............................................................. 7

SAFETY

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.

1. Read this owners manual and your vehicle and sleeve hitch owners manuals before using this equipment.

2. Do not allow children to operate vehicle or disk cultivator.

3. Do not allow adults to operate vehicle or disk cultiva tor without proper instructions.

4. Do not allow anyone to ride on the disk cultivator.

5. Before lowering and operating the disk cultivator, be sure no one is near the area of operation.

6. Lower disk cultivator when leaving vehicle unattended.

7. Wear substantial footwear when using disk cultivator.

The disk edges are sharp!

8. Vehicle braking and stability may be affected with the attachment of this equipment. Drive slowly when disk cultivator is in transport position. Stay off of steep

slopes.

9. Stop and inspect for damage after striking an object.

Repair any damage before continuing operation.

10. Keep all nuts and bolts tight and be sure that the equipment is in safe operating condition.

11. Lock tractor lift handle in down position when attach ing or removing disk cultivator from sleeve hitch.

Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means--Attention!! Become alert!! Your safety is involved.

CARTON CONTENTS

1. Frame Tube 2. Middle Frame Brace (2) 3. End Frame Brace (2) 4. Hitch Assembly 5. Disk Mounting Plate (2)

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6. Hitch Bar 7. Disk Blade (8) 8. Hex Bolt, 3/4" x 16" (2) 9. Bearing Hanger Bracket (2) Hardware Package (see next page)

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HARDWARE PACKAGE CONTENTS

A B C H I D E F G J K L HARDWARE PACKAGE CONTENTS - SHOWN ACTUAL SIZE

REF.

QTY.

A B C D E F 26 1 4 22 8 1

DESCRIPTION

Hex Bolt, 3/8" x 2-1/2" Lg.

Hex Bolt, 1/2" x 1-1/2" Lg.

Carriage Bolt, 3/8" x 1" Lg.

Hex Nut, 3/8" Hex Lock Nut, 3/8" Hex Lock Nut, 1/2"

REF.

QTY.

G H I J K L 4 16 30 26 2 4

DESCRIPTION

Hex Nut, 3/4" Flat Washer, 3/4" Lock Washer, 3/8" Flat Washer, 3/8" Bearing Sleeve Spacer 3

ASSEMBLY

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY

(2) 9/16" Wrenches (2) (2) (1) 3/4" Wrenches 1-1/8" Wrenches or 10" Adjustable Wrenches Grease Gun CAUTION: Disk blades have sharp edges. Use care in handling and assembly. Wear gloves for extra protection against cuts.

Remove loose parts and hardware package from the carton. Lay out and identify as shown on pages 2 and 3.

1. Assemble four disks to each bearing hanger bracket using a bearing sleeve (unplated), a 3/4" x 16" hex bolt, eight 3/4" flat washers, two spacers and two 3/4" hex nuts. Be sure the disks face the same direction relative to the hanger bracket as shown in the figure 1. Tighten the first hex nut and then tighten the second hex nut against the first.

2. Lubricate the bearings through the grease fittings in the bearing hanger bracket assemblies until grease is forced out through the bearings.

BEARING HANGER BRACKET 3/4" FLAT WASHER SPACER BEARING SLEEVE

4. Assemble a frame tube to the rear of the middle frame braces using four 3/8" x 2-1/2" hex bolts, 3/8" flat washers, 3/8" lock washers and 3/8" hex nuts. Do not tighten yet. See figure 3.

3/8" x 2-1/2" HEX BOLT FRAME TUBE 3/8" FLAT WASHER MIDDLE FRAME BRACE 3/8" LOCK WASHER 3/8" HEX NUT FIGURE 3

5. Assemble a frame end brace over each end of the frame tubes using eight 3/8" x 2-1/2" hex bolts, 3/8" flat washers, 3/8" lock washers and 3/8" hex nuts.

See figure 4. Tighten all bolts at this time.

3/8" HEX NUT 3/8" LOCK WASHER SPACER 3/4" x 16" HEX BOLT 3/4" HEX NUTS 3/8" x 2-1/2" HEX BOLT FIGURE 2 DISK BLADE FIGURE 1

3. Assemble the middle frame braces, a frame tube and the hitch assembly together using four 3/8" x 2-1/2" hex bolts, 3/8" lock washers, 3/8" flat washers and 3/8" hex nuts. Do not tighten yet. See figure 2.

3/8" HEX NUT MIDDLE FRAME BRACE 3/8" LOCK WASHER 3/8" FLAT WASHER FRAME TUBE HITCH ASSEMBLY 3/8" FLAT WASHER 3/8" x 2-1/2" HEX BOLT FRAME END BRACE FIGURE 4

6. For tandem cultivators only. Assemble the hitch bar to the cultivator frame using two 3/8" x 2-1/2" hex bolts, 3/8" flat washers, 3/8" lock washers and 3/8" hex nuts. Tighten. See figure 5.

3/8" x 2-1/2" HEX BOLT 3/8" FLAT WASHER 3/8" LOCK WASHER 3/8" HEX NUT FIGURE 5 HITCH BAR

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ASSEMBLY OF SINGLE OR FRONT CULTIVATOR

The following instructions describe the disk arrangement commonly used. The disks can also be mounted farther apart by using the outer holes in the frame or they can be angled toward the front center by reversing the disk mount ing plates as seen in the tandem instructions. The dished

(concave) side of the disks should always face forward.

7. Assemble the two disk mounting plates to the frame using eight 3/8" x 2-1/2" hex bolts, 3/8" flat washers (placed under bolt heads), 3/8" lock washers and 3/8" hex lock nuts. The middle slots in the plates should angle toward the rear center of the frame. Do not tighten yet. See figure 6.

3/8" x 2-1/2" HEX BOLT 3/8" FLAT WASHER ASSEMBLY OF REAR TANDEM CULTIVATOR

The following instructions are for the assembly of the rear cultivator in a tandem arrangement. (Requires purchase of a second cultivator.) The rear cultivator is towed by the hitch bar instead of the hitch assembly. The dished (concave)

side of the disks should always face forward.

9. Assemble the two disk mounting plates to the frame using eight 3/8" x 2-1/2" hex bolts, 3/8" flat washers (placed under bolt heads), 3/8" lock washers and 3/8" hex lock nuts. The middle slots in the plates should angle toward the rear corners of the frame. Do not tighten yet. See figure 8.

3/8" x 2-1/2" HEX BOLT 3/8" FLAT WASHER 3/8" LOCK WASHER 3/8" HEX LOCK NUT DISK MOUNTING PLATE FIGURE 6

8. Assemble the disk assemblies to the disk mount plates using four 3/8" x 1" carriage bolts, 3/8" lock washers and 3/8" hex nuts. With the inside disks almost touching, swivel the disk assemblies until the angle adjustment slot is centered on the carriage bolt. This positions the disks at a 15 degree angle.

Tighten all bolts. See figure 7.

3/8" x 1" CARRIAGE BOLT DISK MOUNTING PLATE 3/8" LOCK WASHER 3/8" HEX LOCK NUT FIGURE 8

10. Assemble the disk assemblies to the disk mount plates using four 3/8" x 1" carriage bolts, 3/8" lock washers and 3/8" hex nuts. With the inside disks spaced 8" to 10" apart, swivel the disk assemblies until the angle adjustment slot is centered on the carriage bolt. This positions the disks at a 15 degree angle. Tighten all bolts. See figure 9.

3/8" x 1" CARRIAGE BOLT 3/8" LOCK WASHER FIGURE 7 ANGLE ADJUSTMENT SLOT 3/8" HEX NUT

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FIGURE 9 ANGLE ADJUSTMENT SLOT 3/8" LOCK WASHER 3/8" HEX NUT

ATTACHING CULTIVATOR TO TRACTOR

CAUTION: Lock tractor lift handle in down position when attaching or removing the disk cultivator from sleeve hitch.

Refer to your sleeve hitch owners manual.

1. Remove the stabilizer bolts from the tractor's sleeve hitch as shown in figure 9 to allow side to side motion of the disk cultivator.

2. Attach the disk cultivator to the sleeve hitch on your tractor using the sleeve hitch pin.

4. Adjust the sleeve hitch so that the disk cultivator is free to lower below ground level but can still be raised an adequate distance above ground for transport.

STABILIZER BOLTS (REMOVE) TRACTOR SLEEVE HITCH FIGURE 10

ATTACHING TANDEM CULTIVATORS

1. Attach the front cultivator as instructed above.

2. Attach the rear cultivator to the front cultivator by fasten ing the hitch bars together using a 1/2" x 1-1/2" hex bolt and a 1/2" hex lock nut. Do not completely tighten the bolt, allowing a slight amount of play between the hitch bars. See figure 11.

CAUTION: Do not attempt to raise the tractor sleeve hitch when connected to disk cultivators in tandem arrangement.

OPERATION

The disk cultivator is used to break up clods of dirt in plowed soil. It can also be used to cultivate between rows of young plants.

1. Before starting make sure the soil is dry enough by squeezing some in your hand. If it forms a ball that doesn't crumble then the soil is too wet for disking. Wet soil will pack between the disk blades.

2. Adjust the disks to the desired angle setting. The angle can be varied from 10 to 20 degrees. Start with a setting of 15 degrees (the carriage bolt centered in the angle adjustment slot in the bearing hanger bracket). The greater the angle, the greater the disking action.

3. To break up dirt clods in plowed soil, start disking slowly at first. As the clods are broken up the speed may be gradually increased. Disk the soil using a crisscross pattern for best results.

4. To use two cultivators in tandem, the disk assemblies should be positioned as shown in figure 11, with the inside disks almost touching on the front cultivator and 8" to 10" apart on the rear cultivator. With this arrange ment the front cultivator will throw the dirt to the outside and the rear cultivator will throw the dirt back to the inside.

5. To cultivate young crops by straddling the rows, move the disks to the maximum width setting. To throw the dirt to the outside, away from the row, mount the disks to angle rearward in the center. To throw dirt to the inside, to smother young weeds in the crop row, mount the disks to angle forward in the center.

6. Up to 100 lbs. of weight may be added to help increase penetration. Concrete blocks or other weight may be tied or strapped to the cultivator frame. The cultivator should be attached to the tractor's sleeve hitch in the down position before adding weight.

8"-10"

MAINTENANCE

1. Check for loose bolts after each use.

2. Clean the disks and lightly oil any exposed metal after each use.

3. Remove all dirt and rust and touch up with paint before storing.

4. Store inside a dry area.

1/2" x 1-1/2" HEX BOLT FIGURE 11 1/2" HEX LOCK NUT

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PARTS REPAIR PARTS FOR MODEL 45-0266 - DISK CULTIVATOR

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A

22 17 21 1 11 10 16 23 10 18 19 18 20 12 6 18 19 5 14 13 9 15 7 6 7 8 REF.

NO.

PART NO.

QTY.

9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 63656 46848 24223 24224 5 6 46856 63510 744488 8 46858 468572 24226 2 24241 24240 1 2 1 2 2 2 8 2 4 2

DESCRIPTION REF.

NO.

PART NO.

QTY.

Hitch Assembly.

Frame Tube Frame Brace (End) Frame Brace (Middle) Blade Disk Bearing Hanger Brkt. Assembly.

Bearing (Included in #63510) Grease Fitting (Included in #63510) Hex Bolt, 3/4-10 x 16" Lg.

Disk Mounting Plate Hitch Bar Bearing Sleeve 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 46859 1540-162RM 46860 43350 43003 43015 43082 43432 43020 43262 47057 4 16 4 4 26 30 22 8 26 1 1 1

DESCRIPTION

Spacer, 3/4" I.D. x 4-1/4" Lg.

Flat Washer, 3/4" Std. Wrt.

Hex Nut, 3/4-10 Thread Carriage Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1" Lg.

Washer, 3/8" Std. Wrt.

Lock Washer, 3/8" Hex Nut, 3/8-16 Thread Hex Lock Nut, 3/8-16 Thread Hex Bolt, 3/8-16 x 2-1/2" Lg.

Hex Bolt, 1/2-13 x 1-1/2" Lg.

Hex Lock Nut, 1/2-13 Thread Owners Manual 7

REPAIR PARTS

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