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ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
60” Hydraulic Angling
Dozer Blade
60” Hydraulic Angling Dozer Blade Attachment
Mfg. No.
1692925
Description
60” Hydraulic Angling Dozer Blade Attachment
(for use with Legacy / 2000 / 2900 Series)
1718437
Rev 12/97
TP 100-2137-00-AT-SMA
MANUFACTURING, INC.
500 N Spring Street / PO Box 997
Port Washington, WI 53074-0997
www.simplicitymfg.com
© Copyright 1997 Simplicity Manufacturing, Inc.
All Rights Reserved. Printed in USA.
Table of Contents
SAFETY RULES
INITIAL ASSEMBLY & INSTALLATION
Recommended Accessories .......................1
Safety Rules..................................................2
Attach Dozer Lift Arm ................................10
Assemble Dozer Blade...............................10
Install Front Hitch Mounting Brackets .....11
Install Rear Hitch Mounting Brackets.......11
Install Attachment Lift extension..............12
Assemble Ladder Hitch .............................12
Install Hitch Onto Tractor ..........................12
Install Lift Rod ............................................12
Install Dozer Blade .....................................13
Install New Master Valve............................14
Install Cross Over Tubes ...........................15
Install Bypass Hose & T-Connector .........16
Assemble Control Arm ..............................16
Install Control Valve...................................17
Install Hydraulic Cylinder On Dozer ........19
FEATURES & CONTROLS
Control Functions ........................................3
OPERATION
Checks Before Starting................................4
Engine & Ground Speed Selection .............4
Transporting .................................................4
Operating On Slopes....................................4
Starting & Stopping......................................4
Changing Blade Angle .................................5
Dozing Tips ...................................................5
Snow Plowing Tips.......................................5
DOZER & HITCH REMOVAL
STORAGE
Dozer & Hitch Removal..............................21
Daily Storage ................................................5
Off-Season Storage......................................5
NORMAL INSTALLATION
MAINTENANCE
Install Hitch Onto Tractor ..........................22
Install Lift Rod ............................................22
Install Dozer Blade .....................................22
Schedule for Normal Care ...........................6
Lubricate Dozer Blade .................................6
HARDWARE IDENTIFICATION &
TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting Chart.................................7
Hydraulic System Diagram..........................8
Chart ............................................................24
ADJUSTMENTS
NOTE: In these instructions, “left” and “right” are
referred to as seen from the operating position.
Skid Shoe Adjustment .................................9
Rotate / Replace Scraper Bar ......................9
Lift Height Adjustment.................................9
Downward Pressure Adjustment ................9
Recommended Accessories
Tire chains and Simplicity Quick Tach weights are recommended when installing this attachment on your tractor. Quick Tach weights are an easy way to improve traction and stability making your dozer more efficient.
Quick Tach weights are easy to install and remove, and
can be added in 50 lb. increments (maximum of 300 lbs).
To purchase tire chains, Quick Tach weights, or wheel
weights, see you Simplicity Dealer.
For operation on slopes greater than 15% (8.5°), Quick
Tach Weights, tire chains, and wheel weights are recommended. Never operate on slopes greater than 30%
(16.7°).
© Copyright 1997 Simplicity Manufacturing, Inc.
All Rights Reserved. Printed in USA.
TP 100-2137-00-AT-SMA
1
Safety Rules
Read these safety rules and follow them closely. Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control
of unit, severe personal injury or death to you, or bystanders, or damage to property or equipment.
The triangle
in text signifies important cautions or warnings which must be followed.
PREPARATION
GENERAL WARNINGS
l Disengage the PTO before making any adjustments.
l Never attempt to make any adjustments while engine
is running.
l Thoroughly inspect the area where the dozer is to be
operated and remove all foreign objects.
l Adjust the skid shoe height to clear gravel or crushed
stone surface. See the Adjustments section for procedure.
l Know the tractor controls and how to stop quickly.
READ THE TRACTOR OPERATOR’S MANUAL.
l Read this manual and the tractor Operator’s Manual
carefully. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and
the proper use of the equipment.
l Never allow children to operate the machine. Do not
allow adults to operate it without proper instruction.
l Do not carry passengers.
l Use only attachments or accessories designed for
your machine. See your dealer for a complete list of
recommended attachments or accessories.
l Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children, and pets.
l Never direct discharge towards bystanders.
l Make sure all hardware is secure and that dozer
blade is in good operating condition.
l Check to be sure all safety devices and shields are in
place.
l Check that all adjustments are correct before using
this unit.
l Gasoline is highly flammable. Follow all precautions
listed in your tractor’s operator’s manual.
l Always wear eye protection while operating and performing adjustments to protect eyes from debris
thrown by the dozer.
l When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting the unit make
sure all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect and
secure the spark plug wires and remove the key to
prevent accidental starting.
OPERATING SAFETY
l Always clear snow up and down the face of slopes,
never across the face. Exercise extreme caution
when changing direction on slopes. Do not attempt to
clear steep slopes.
l Exercise extreme caution when operating on, or
crossing, gravel drives, walks or roads. Stay alert for
hidden hazards or traffic.
l After striking an object or if unit starts to vibrate
abnormally, stop the engine and remove the key.
Check for the cause and any damage before restarting. Before any inspection, make sure all moving
parts have stopped.
l Take all possible precautions before leaving operator’s position. Lower the attachment, set the parking
brake, stop the engine and remove the key.
l Never operate the dozer blade near glass enclosures, automobiles, window wells, drop-offs, etc.
l Do not put hands or feet near or under the dozer
blade. Keep clear of the dozer blade at all times.
l Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to
plow too much material at too fast a rate.
l Never operate unit at high transport speeds on slippery surfaces. Use care when travelling in reverse.
l Never operate the dozer blade without good visibility
or light. Always be sure your feet are properly placed
on the footrests and keep a firm hold on the steering
wheel.
l Do not run the engine indoors.
l Never allow anyone in front of, or behind, the unit.
DANGER
OPERATING ON SLOPES
CAN BE DANGEROUS
For operation on slopes greater than 15% (8.5°),
weight box, tire chains, and wheel weights are
recommended. NEVER OPERATE ON SLOPES
GREATER THAN 30% (16.7°).
2
Features & Controls
Please Take a moment and
familiarize yourself with the
name, location, and function
of these controls so that you
will better understand the safety
and operating instructions provided in this manual.
A
C
Figure 1. Dozer Blade Controls
A. Angling Control Lever
B. Attachment Lift Pedals
C. Two-Speed Control
B
CONTROL FUNCTIONS
The information below briefly describes the function of individual controls. Operating the tractor and dozer require the
combined use of these controls and additional controls whose operation is described in the tractor Operator’s Manual.
A. Angling Control Lever
The angling control lever is used to change the angle of
the dozer blade.
While the engine is running, moving the lever forward
rotates the blade counterclockwise. Moving the lever
back rotates the blade clockwise.
B. Attachment Lift
The attachment lift pedals (see inset above) raise and
lower attachments such as the dozer blade.
To RAISE an attachment, depress the REAR attachment
lift pedal. To LOWER an attachment, depress the
FRONT attachment lift pedal.
C. Two-Speed Control
TRACTOR CONTROLS
The two-speed control (see inset above) allows the operator to switch the transmission into high or low-speeds, and
to disengage the transmission into a NEUTRAL (freewheeling) position.
Before you begin operating the tractor with the dozer
blade attachment, make certain you have:
• Read and understood the instructions in the
tractor Operator’s Manual.
Select the low-speed for all Dozing work and highspeed for travelling to and from work areas. DO NOT
SHIFT WHILE MOVING. See the Tractor Operator’s
Manual for more details.
• Become thoroughly familiar with all of the
tractor controls and their operation, including
how to safely and properly start and stop the
unit.
• Practiced driving in an open area—without
dozing—to become accustomed to the unit.
3
Operation
Checks Before Starting
WARNING
1. Refer to the Maintenance & Adjustments sections of
this manual and perform any needed service. Also,
refer to the tractor Operator’s Manual and perform
any required service.
Perform the Safety System Interlock test found in
your tractor Operator’s Manual. If tractor does not
pass the test, do not operate the tractor. See your
authorized dealer. Under no circumstances
should you attempt to defeat the safety system.
2. Remove any objects from the work area which might
interfere with dozing activity.
Use caution when dozing a snow covered area.
Snow can cover objects such as curbs, drop-offs,
and other obstacles. Be familiar with the area you
are dozing.
3. Adjust the skid shoes to desired height. See Skid
Shoe Adjustment.
4. Make sure all hardware is present and secure.
To prevent an explosion or fire, never store the
tractor with fuel in the tank inside a building
where an ignition source is present.
Engine & Ground Speed Selection
Always run the engine at full throttle.
Normally, a slow ground speed is best for dozing. The
heavier the material, the slower the recommended
ground speed. When dozing always set the 2-Speed
control to LOW.
RAISE dozer blade
before transporting
or backing up.
Transporting
1. Use the attachment lift to raise the dozer blade.
2. Adjust ground speed according to surface conditions.
Select a slow ground speed when transporting on a
slippery surface.
DANGER
Starting & Stopping
1. Start the tractor engine. Set engine throttle to full.
OPERATING ON SLOPES
CAN BE DANGEROUS
2. Raise the attachment lift and travel to the work site.
3. Stop the tractor and set the Two-Speed control to
LOW.
Never operate on slopes greater than 30 percent
(16.7°) which is a rise of three feet vertically in 10
feet horizontally.
4. Use the angling control lever to set the blade to the
desired angle.
Operate the unit at a slow ground speed when
driving onto slope. Avoid using brakes to control
ground speed.
5. Lower the attachment lift and depress the forward
ground speed pedal to plow.
When operating on slopes that are greater than
15 percent (8.5°) but less than 30 percent, use
additional wheel weights or counterweights.
7. To stop the tractor, release the ground speed control
pedals. Before leaving the seat, stop the engine, set
the parking brake, remove the key, and wait for all
moving parts to stop.
6. Raise the plow before backing up.
In addition to counterweights, use extra caution
when operating on slopes. Drive UP and DOWN
the slope, never across the face, use caution
when changing directions and DO NOT START
OR STOP ON SLOPE.
4
Operation
Changing Blade Angle
Snow Plowing Tips
See Figure 1 on page 3 for location of Controls.
• Determine the best snow removal pattern before
beginning.
1. Fully raise the attachment lift by depressing the
REAR attachment lift pedal (B, Figure 1).
• Plan the pattern so that you avoid pushing snow onto
cleared areas.
2. Push the angling control lever (A, Figure 1) forward to
rotate the blade counterclockwise. Pull the lever
back to rotate the blade clockwise.
• When land contour permits, it is best to travel in the
longest direction to minimize turning.
• In very deep or heavy snow, it may be necessary to
make the first pass with dozer blade partially raised,
then repeat each pass with the blade lowered to clear
the material left on the surface. Also, it may be necessary to clear less than the full width of the dozer
blade or reduce ground speed.
Dozing Tips
• Determine the best dozing pattern before beginning.
• When land contour permits, it is best to travel in the
longest direction to minimize turning.
• Snow tends to freeze into solid banks when plowed
off a driveway or other large area. Because of this
you may want to plow snow several feet past the
edge of the drive to allow space for future dozing to
build up.
• In very deep snow or gravel, it may be necessary to
make the first pass with dozer blade partially raised,
then repeat each pass with the blade lowered to clear
the material left on the surface. Also, it may be necessary to clear less than the full width of the dozer
blade or reduce ground speed.
• If pushing snow past the edges of driveways or sidewalks, be careful not to tear up the grass buried
under snow next to the drive or sidewalk. Lift the
blade several inches off the ground to avoid damaging the grass.
• When dozing, push the dirt to the desired location,
then drag the blade backwards for final leveling. Pack
down the dirt or gravel by driving the tractor over the
leveled area.
• Use any slight grade to your advantage, doze downhill, and set the blade angle so that the plowed material is moving downhill as it leaves the blade.
Storage
Off-Season Storage
IMPORTANT NOTE
Refer to Tractor Operator’s Manual for
important information concerning safely
storing your tractor.
1. Remove dozer blade from the tractor. Hitch can
remain installed if other front mounted attachments
are to be used.
2. Use water pressure or a brush to thoroughly clean
the dozer blade.
Daily Storage
3. Paint, or lightly coat with oil, any area where paint
has been worn or chipped away.
1. Allow tractor engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
4. Lubricate the dozer blade.
2. After dozing jobs are completed, hose or brush down
the blade to remove excess dirt.
5. Store the dozer blade and hitch in a dry place.
3. Lightly oil all pivot points. Coat bare metal surfaces to
prevent corrosion.
5
Maintenance
MAINTENANCE
Lubricate Dozer Blade
Schedule For Normal Care
Care Required
Schedule
Clean debris from
dozer blade.
Lubricate dozer blade.
After each use.
Lubricate the dozer blade as shown in Figure 2. Where
an oil can is shown, wipe the area clean, apply a few
drops of oil (SAE 30), then wipe up drips or spills.
In general, linkage connections and other parts that have
partial rotational or sliding movement should be lubricated periodically with SAE 30 weight oil. Avoid applying
excessive amounts of oil since this may cause a build-up
of dirt around the lubricated area, making subsequent
lubrication more difficult to accomplish.
Every 10 hours or at
least once a year.
WARNING
To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance on
the tractor or dozer blade only when the engine is
stopped, parking brake is set and all moving parts
have stopped. Always remove the ignition key
before beginning maintenance or adjustments to
prevent accidental starting of the engine.
When performing service work, support the blade
using wood blocks placed under the scraper bar or
skid shoes.
Never put hands or feet under the dozer blade.
Figure 2. Lubrication Points
6
Troubleshooting
Locate the problem you’ve encountered in the chart below. Check the possible causes one at a time in the order listed. Correct any problems that are found and operate the snowthrower to see if you have eliminated the problem.
WARNING
To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance on the tractor or dozer blade only when the engine is
stopped, parking brake is set, and all moving parts have stopped. Always remove the ignition key before
beginning maintenance or adjustments to prevent accidental starting of the engine.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CORRECTIVE
CAUSE
ACTION
_________________________________________________________________________________________
Dozer slow to lift
or change angle.
Air in hydraulic hoses.
Cycle valves repeatedly
to work air out of lines & hoses.
Hoses loose or kinked.
Tighten hose connections and
un-kink hoses.
Dirt in hydraulic system.
Drain and flush hydraulic system.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
Dozer chatters or vibrates
when raised or lowered.
Air leak in pump inlet line.
Check, tighten, or replace line.
Air in hydraulic hoses.
Cycle valves repeatedly to work
air out of the lines.
Low oil level.
Check / add oil.
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Excessive noise.
Inlet line restricted.
Check for air leaks, restrictions, or.
collapsed hoses. Tighten or replace
faulty hoses and fittings.
Worn or damaged o-rings or
wiper seal in cylinder rod end.
See your dealer.
Worn or damaged o-rings in valve.
See your dealer.
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Oil leaks.
Defective fittings or hoses.
Replace fittings or hoses.
Worn or damaged o-rings or
wiper seal in cylinder rod end.
See your dealer.
Worn or damage3d o-rings in valve.
See your dealer.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
Excessive scraper bar wear.
Skid shoes set too low.
See Skid Show Adjustment.
Downward pressure not adjusted.
See Downward Pressure Adjustment.
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Dozer does not clear
Skid shoes set too high.
See Skid Shoe Adjustment.
down to surface.
Dozer lift incorrectly adjusted.
See Downward Pressure Adjustment.
Scraper bar worn.
See Rotate / Replace Scraper Bar.
7
Hydraulic System Diagram
Dozer Hydraulic System
Without Auxiliary
Hydraulic Lift Kit
Dozer
Angling
Cylinder
1718416
1/2 x 75"
Female Male
1718590
1/2 x 28"
To Power
Steering
Male
1718415
23/32 x 40"
Tractor
Front
Threads
Hex Fitting
IN
Female Male
OUT
Male Female
Metal
Crossover
Tubes
Beaded
End
1718413
5/8 x 9"
Control Valve
BYD
Hose Clamp
“T” Connector
A
B
IN
Hose
Clamp
OUT
1718411
23/32 x 17"
From Power
Steering
Female
Master Valve
To Hydro Pump
Dozer Hydraulic System
With Auxiliary Hydraulic
Lift Kit Installed
Dozer
Angling
Cylinder
1718416
1/2 x 75"
Female Male
1718590
1/2 x 28"
To Power
Steering
Male
Tractor
Front
Threads
Hex Fitting
1718415
23/32 x 40"
IN
Female Male
OUT
1718413
5/8 x 9"
Male Female
Metal
Crossover
Tubes
Beaded
End
1718442
1/2 x 69"
Hose Clamp
BYD
A
B
IN
Hose
Clamp
Control Valve
1718417
1/2 x 67"
“T” Connector
Master Valve
Lift Cylinder
To Hydro Pump
8
OUT
1718411
23/32 x 17"
From Power
Steering
Female
Adjustments
ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING
Skid Shoe Adjustment
To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance on
the tractor or dozer blade only when the engine is
stopped, parking brake is set and all moving parts
have stopped. Always remove the ignition key
before beginning maintenance or adjustments to
prevent accidental starting of the engine.
When clearing snow off smooth surfaces such as concrete or asphalt, the scraper bar should scrape the surface. On surfaces such as gravel, the scraper bar
should be set high enough so that it will not pick up
debris.
1. Loosen the capscrews (A, Figure 3) securing the skid
shoes.
2. Raise or lower the scraper bar to the desired height.
Use wood blocks to hold the blade in position.
3. Set the skid shoes so that they are in contact with the
ground and tighten the capscrews (A, Figure 3).
When performing service work, support the blade
using wood blocks placed under the scraper bar or
skid shoes.
Never put hands or feet under the dozer blade.
Rotate / Replace Scraper Bar
A
If the scraper bar has become worn, it can be rotated
end over end once, or replaced.
1. Raise the dozer blade and support the skid shoes
using wood blocks.
2. Remove the carriage bolts (B, Figure 3), lockwashers
(C), and nuts (D).
3. Rotate the scraper bar end over end, or replace the
blade.
4. Secure the scraper bar to the blade using the carriage bolts (B, Figure 3), lockwashers (C), and nuts
(D), removed in step 1.
C
E
D
Lift Height Adjustment
C
B
To adjust the lift height:
1. Fully raise the attachment lift and shut off the engine.
Set the parking brake and remove the key.
2. Loosen the nuts (C, Figure 4).
3. Turn the lift height bolts (D) until the dozer blade is at
the desired height and level.
4. Hold the lift height bolts (D) in position and lock in
place with the nuts (C).
Figure 3. Skid Shoes and Scraper Bar
A. Capscrew
D. Nut
B. Carriage Bolt
E. Washer
C. Lockwasher
E
Downward Pressure Adjustment
D
1. Fully lower the attachment lift and shut off the engine.
Set the parking brake and remove the key.
2. Turn the nuts (E) evenly until the desired downward
force is achieved. Do not “lock-up” the springs. The
springs should have some flex.
F
F
C
A
IMPORTANT NOTE
Do not over-compress the springs. In
addition to providing downward pressure,
the springs are an elastic medium that
absorbs shocks caused by bumps and
cracks in ground surfaces. Over-compressing the springs defeats this and
could cause damage to the unit.
B
Figure 4. Lift Adjustment
A. Lift Bar
B. Hitch
C. Nuts
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D. Lift Height Bolts
E. Nuts
F. Springs
Initial Assembly & Installation
INITIAL ASSEMBLY & INSTALLATION
Tractors
Equipped with
16” Front TIres,
Use These Holes
Attach Dozer Lift Arm
1. See Figure 5. Assemble the dozer lift arm (B) to the
dozer hitch (A) using two 1/2-13 x 1-3/4” capscrews,
lockwashers, and nuts. Insert the capscrews from
left to right in the holes shown.
A
B
Tractors Equipped with 18”
Front TIres, Use These Holes
Figure 5. Assemble Dozer Lift Arm
A. Dozer Hitch
B. Dozer Lift Arm
Assemble Dozer Blade
B
NOTE: Once assembled, the dozer blade and hitch pivot
assembly need not be separated.
1. Slide the dozer blade assembly (B) and hitch pivot
assembly (A) together as shown in Figure 6.
C
2. Install the pivot pin (C) and secure with a cotter pin
(D) at both ends.
D
A
Figure 6. Assemble Dozer Blade
A. Hitch Pivot Assy.
C. Pivot Pin
B. Dozer Blade Assy.
D. Cotter Pin
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Initial Assembly & Installation
C
B
D
A
Figure 8. Front Hitch Mounting Brackets
A. Hitch Bracket
C. Capscrews,
B. Frame
5/16-18 x 1-1/4”
D. Nut & Lockwasher
Bracket Mounting
Holes Located Here
Figure 7. Front Hitch Bracket Mounting Holes
Install Front Hitch Mounting Brackets
NOTE: Once installed, the front and rear hitch mounting
brackets need not be removed.
1. Locate the bracket mounting holes on both sides of
the frame (see Figure 7).
2. Attach the front hitch mounting brackets (A, Figure 8)
to the bracket mounting holes in both sides of the
frame using 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 capscrews (C), lockwashers, and nuts (D).
Capscrews &
Washers
Figure 9. Drawbar Bolts & Washers
Install Rear Hitch Mounting Brackets
1. Remove the front four capscrews and lockwashers
securing the drawbar to the transmission (see
Figure 9).
B
2. Attach the rear hitch brackets (A, Figure 10) to the
drawbar and transmission with the 5/8-11 x 2” capscrews (C) and washers (B) provided.
NOTE: During initial installation do not tighten the capscrews (C, Figure 10) securing the rear hitch mounting
brackets until the attachment is completely installed.
A
C
Front
Figure 10. Rear Hitch Brackets
A. Bracket
C. Capscrew, 5/8-11 x 2”
B. Washer, 5/8
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Initial Assemble & Installation
E
A
C
A
A
D
F
B
C
B
Figure 11. Attachment Lift Extension
A. Lift Arm
C. Carriage Bolt,
B. Lift Extension
3/8-16 x 1”
Figure 12. Assemble Hitch
A. Hanger Bracket
B. 3/8-16 x 1 Capscrew & Nylock Nut
C. Lift Rod
D. Hitch Lift Arm
E. 1/2 x 2” Flat Head Clevis Pin & Safety Clip
F. Hitch Assembly
Install Attachment Lift Extension
NOTE: The attachment lift extension must be removed
when using mower.
1. Install the attachment lift extension (B, Figure 11) on
the left attachment lift arm (A) using two 3/8-16 x 1”
carriage bolts (C), lockwashers, and nuts as shown.
E
A
Assemble Ladder Hitch
1. Attach the hanger brackets (A, Figure 12) to the hitch
assembly (F) using 3/8-16 x 1” capscrews and nylock
nuts (B). Do not torque the nuts. The hanger brackets (A) should be able to pivot freely.
Front
2. Attach the lift rod (C, Figure 12) to the hitch lift arm
(D) using one 1/2” x 2” flat head clevis pin and safety
clip (E).
D
C
C
B
Figure 13. Rear Brackets & Lift Extension
A. Rear Hitch Brackets
D. Lift Rod
B. Ladder Hitch
E. Lift Extension
C. 5/8x1-5/8” Flat Head Clevis Pin
Install Hitch Onto Tractor
1. Slide the hitch and lift rod assembly under the tractor.
Use 4x4 wood blocks to support the hitch and help
align the mounting holes.
A
2. Attach the rear end of the ladder hitch (B, Figure 13)
the to the rear hitch brackets (A) using two 5/8 x 15/8” flat head clevis pins (C) and safety clips.
C
H
3. Attach the front end of the ladder hitch (D, Figure 14)
to the front hitch brackets using two 1/2 x 1-1/2”
round head clevis pins (A) and safety clips (C).
G
Install Lift Rod
J
1. If not already done, attach the lift rod (F, Figure 14) to
the hitch lift arm (E) using a 1/2 x 2” flat head clevis
pin and safety clip.
E
D
I
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C
B
Figure 14. Lift Rod
A. 1/2 x 1-1/2” Round Head
Clevis Pin
B. Snowthrower Lift Arm
C. Safety Clip
D. Ladder Hitch
E. Hitch Lift Arm
2. Attach the lift rod (F, Figure 14) to the attachment lift
extension (H) using a 5/8 x 1-5/8” flat head clevis pin
(I) and safety clip (C).
F
F. Lift Rod
G. Front Hitch Bracket
H. Lift Extension
I. 5/8 x 1-5/8” Flat Head
Clevis Pin
J. 1/2 x 2” Flat Head
Clevis Pin
Initial Assembly & Installation
Install Dozer Blade
1. Fully lower the attachment lift.
A
2. See Figure 15. Attach the dozer to the tractor by
resting the dozer pins (A) on the front attachment
hooks (C).
B
C
3. See Figure 15. Install two clevis pins (B) on both
sides and secure with safety clips.
Figure 15. Attach Dozer
A. Dozer Pins
C. Attachment Hooks
B. 5/8 x 1-5/8” Flat Head Clevis Pin
4. See Figure 16. Attach the dozer lift arm (B) to the
hitch lift arm (E) using a clevis pin and safety clip.
A
NOTE: At this point during initial installation tighten the
capscrews (C, Figure 10) securing the rear hitch mounting brackets. This is only necessary when installing the
attachment for the first time.
C
H
G
J
E
D
I
C
B
Figure 16. Lift Rod
A. 1/2 x 1-1/2” Round Head
Clevis Pin
B. Dozer Lift Arm
C. Safety Clip
D. Ladder Hitch
E. Hitch Lift Arm
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F
F. Lift Rod
G. Front Hitch Bracket
H. Lift Extension
I. 5/8 x 1-5/8” Flat Head
Clevis Pin
J. 1/2 x 2” Flat Head
Clevis Pin
Initial Assemble & Installation
Install New Master Valve
1. Remove the two screws that connect the plastic
upper dash to the left side of the lower air screen to
provide access to the master valve.
2. Remove the foam (A, Figure 17) located below the
master valve (B).
T
OU
B
D
O
IN
3. Note the markings on the body of the master valve
(B, Figure 17). Label the hoses with these same
markings and disconnect the hoses.
D
BY
D
4. Remove the hairpin clip (E, Figure 17) securing the
actuating arm (C).
C
5. Remove & retain the two screws (D, Figure 17)
securing the master valve (B) and remove the valve
assembly.
E
6. Transfer the hose fittings from the old valve to the
new master valve. Retain the old master valve.
A
Figure 17. Old Master Valve
A. Foam
D. Screw
B. Master Valve
E. Hair Pin Clip
C. Actuator Arm
NOTE: The old master valve will be used as the control
valve later.
7. Install a new right-angle fitting (F, Figure 18) in the
power beyond port of the new valve
B
F
8. Connect the actuator arm (C, Figure 18) to the new
master valve using a hair pin clip (E) and secure the
valve using the two screws (D) removed in step 5.
D
D
BY
O
IN
T
OU
9. Reattach the hoses to the new valve.
C
E
D
A
Figure 18. New Master Valve and Fittings
A. Foam
D. Screw
B. Master Valve
E. Hair Pin Clip
C. Actuator Arm
F. Right Angle Fitting
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Initial Assembly & Installation
A
B
Figure 19. Install Quick Connectors
A. Male Connector
B. Female Connector
Use Back Set
of Holes
Viewed From Below
Figure 21. Mounting Hole Location
B
B
A
A
Figure 20. Cross-Over Tubes
A. Tube w/ Beaded End B. Tube w/ Threaded End
B
C
Install Cross-Over Tubes
C
Clamp Assembly
1. Locate the metal cross-over tube with a male threaded fitting on one end and a female hex fitting on the
other. Install one female quick connector (B, Figure
19) on the male threaded fitting.
2. Locate the metal cross-over tube with a male threaded fitting on one end and a bead on the other. Install
one male quick connector (A, Figure 19) on the
threaded end.
3. Install the cross-over tubes (A, B, Figure 20) under
the tractor. Route the tubes through the frame as
shown in Figures 20 and 22. The tube with the
beaded end (A, Figure 20) goes in back, the tube
with the hex fitting (B) goes in front.
4. Secure the tubes according to the following steps.
Models with Kohler Air Cooled Engines:
a. Remove the two taptite screws (C, Figure 22)
located in the rear holes (see Figure 21) and
replace with two 5/16-18 x 1” taptite screws.
b. Secure the hoses using a large washer (D, Figure
22), lock washer (E), and clamp (B) as shown.
D
A
B
E
C
Figure 22. Secure Cross-Over Tubes
A. Cross-Over Tube
D. Large Washer
B. Clamp
E. Lock Washer
C. Taptite Screw, 5/16-18x1 F. 5/16 Nut
Models with Kawasaki Liquid Cooled Engines:
a. Secure the cross-over tubes to the bottom of the
tractor using two 5/16-18 x 1” taptite screws (C,
Figure 22), large washers (D), lock washers (E),
and clamps (B) using the rear set of holes shown in
Figure 21.
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Initial Assemble & Installation
A
A
D
B
D
B
C
F
O
G
E
D
BY
IN
T
OU
B
D
C
D
E
F
Mount Above
Ladder Hitch
Mount Below
Ladder Hitch
Figure 23. Install T-Connector
A. Bypass Hose
D. Hose Clamp
B. Return Hose
E. Front Cross Over Tube
C. T-Connector
F. Back Cross Over Tube
Figure 24. Assemble Upper Control Arm
A. Upper Control Arm
B. 5/16-18 x 3/4” Capscrew
C. Clamp Plate
D. Control Valve Plate
E. Lower Control Arm
F. 1/2-13 x 5-1/2 Capscrews, Lockwasher, & Nuts
G. 1/2-13 x 3-1/2 Capscrew, Lockwasher, & Nut
Install Bypass Hose & T-Connector
1. Install the 23/32” x 17” bypass hose (A, Figure 23)
from the power beyond port of the master valve to the
front cross-over tube (E).
2. Cut the return hose (B, Figure 23) 3” from the valve
as shown.
Viewed From Right Side
3. Install the T-connector (C, Figure 23) in the return
hose (B) and secure with hose clamps.
A
4. Connect the third leg of the T-connector (C, Figure
23) to the back cross-over tube (F) using the 5/8” x 9”
hose and hose clamps.
5. Tighten all fittings and hose clamps.
6. Run the tractor and check for leaks.
7. Reinstall the foam and lower dashboard screen.
Assemble Control Arm
1. Assemble one clamp plate (C, Figure 24) below the
ladder hitch and one clamp plate (C) and lower control arm (E) above the hitch. Secure using two 1/2-13
x 5-1/2 capscrews, lockwashers, and nuts (F) and
one 1/2-13 x 3-1/2 capscrew, lockwasher, and nut
(G).
D
C
B
The clamp plate assembly (A, Figure 25) should be
approximately 7” behind the hitch mounting brackets
(D) as shown in Figure 25.
Figure 25. Attach Lower Control Arm Support
A. Clamp Plate
B. Lower Control Arm
C. 1/2-13 x 3-1/2” Capscrew, Lockwasher, & Nut
D. Hitch Mounting Bracket
2. Insert the upper control arm (A, Figure 24) into the
lower control arm (E) and control valve plate (D).
Secure with 5/16-18 x 3/4” capscrews (B).
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Initial Assembly & Installation
B
D
I
E
F
G
H
J
N
C
B
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
A
To Front
Cross-Over
Tube
M
Control Valve
Cotter Pin
L
Clevis Pin
Control Lever
U-Link
Tall Fitting
Short Fitting
1/2” x 75” Hose w/ Female Quick Connector
1/2” x 75” Hose w/ Male Quick Connector
23/32” x 40” Hose w/ Male Quick Connector
23/32” x 40” Hose w/ Female Quick Connector
Female Quick Connector
Male Quick Connector
Large Fitting
K
To Back
Cross-Over
Tube
M
L
Figure 26. Assemble Control Valve
Install Control Valve
5. Install a female quick connector (L, Figure 26) on the
other 1/2” x 75” long hose (H) and connect it to the
short fitting (G).
1. Locate the old single spool master valve removed
from tractor (A, Figure 26).
NOTE: From this point on, the old master valve
will be referred to as the control valve (A,
Figure 26).
NOTE: The quick connector ends of the 1/2” x 75” hoses
attached to the control valve in steps 4 and 5 will be connected to the dozer hydraulic hoses later.
2. Install the control lever (D, Figure 26) using a small
clevis pin (C), the U-link (E), and small cotter pins (B)
as shown.
6. Install two large fittings (N, Figure 26) in the front of
the control valve (A).
7. Install a male quick connector (M, Figure 26) on one
of the 23/32” x 40” hoses (J) and a female quick connector (L) on the other 23/32” x 40” hose (K).
3. Install a tall fitting (F, Figure 26) and a short fitting (G)
into the control valve (A) as shown.
4. Install a male quick connector (M, Figure 26) on one
of the 1/2” x 75” long hoses (I), and connect the other
end of the hose to the tall fitting (F)
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Initial Assemble & Installation
8. Mount the control valve (A, Figure 27) to the support
arm (D) using two 1/4-20 x 1-3/4” taptite screws (E).
B
9. Using the 23/32” x 40” hose with the male quick connector (B, Figure 27), connect the IN port of the control valve (A) to the front cross-over tube (A, Figure
28).
To Front CrossOver Tube
10. Using the 23/32” x 40” hose with the female quick
connector (C, Figure 27), connect the OUT port of the
control valve (A) to the back cross-over tube (B,
Figure 28).
D
E
A
C
To Back CrossOver Tube
Figure 27. Control Valve
A. Control Valve
B. 23/32” x 40” Hose w/ Male Quick Connector
C. 23/32” x 40”Hose w/ Female Quick Connector
D. Support Arm
E. 1/4-20 x 1-3/4” Taptite Screws
B
A
To Dozer
Hoses
Figure 28. Cross-Over Tubes
A. Front Cross-Over Tube B. Back Cross-Over Tube
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Initial Assembly & Installation
Install Hydraulic Cylinder On Dozer Blade
1. Install the cylinder (A, Figure 29) onto the dozer
blade using clevis pins and hair pin clips (B) as
shown. Connect the cylinder rod to the front of the
dozer blade.
D
2. Install one hose fitting in each end of the cylinder.
C
3. Locate two 1/2” x 28” hoses. Install one male quick
connector on one of the hoses and a female quick
connector on the other.
4. Attach the 1/2” x 28” hose with the male quick connector (C, Figure 29) to the front (piston side) fitting
of the cylinder.
B
A
5. Attach the 1/2” x 28” hose with the female connector
(D, Figure 29) to the back (base side) fitting of the
cylinder.
Figure 29. Dozer Hydraulic Cylinder
A. Cylinder
B. Clevis Pin & Hair Pin Clip
C. 1/2” x 28” Hose with Male Quick Connector
D. 1/2” x 28” Hose with Female Quick Connector
6. Route the hoses across the top of the dozer hitch to
the right side of the tractor.
7. Connect the dozer hydraulic hoses (B, Figure 30) to
the 1/2” x 75” long hoses (A) coming from the top of
the control valve.
8. Secure the control valve hoses (A, Figure 30) to the
control arm and ladder hitch using plastic tie straps.
9. Secure the dozer blade hoses (B, Figure 30) to the
dozer blade hitch assemble using plastic tie straps.
A
Figure 30. Connect Hydraulic Hoses
A. 1/2” Control Valve Hoses
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B
Initial Assemble & Installation
10. Install a male and female quick connector on the 1/2”
x 11” hose (see Figure 31). This hose must be
installed when the dozer blade is removed from the
tractor.
Male
Quick
Connector
Female
Quick
Connector
IMPORTANT NOTE
After removing the dozer blade, do not
operate the tractor without first
installing the bypass hose (Figure 31).
1/2” x 11” Hose
Figure 31. Assemble Bypass Hose
11. Start the unit and check for leaks.
Bumper Removed For Clarity
12. Run the unit for at least 10 minutes and move the
blade from side to side 10 times to bleed air out of
the hydraulic system.
13. Check the oil level. Observe the oil level in the plastic tube at the rear of the unit (see Figure 32).
There should be 1” to 1-1/2” of oil in the tube. If there
is no oil in the tube add Type-F automatic transmission oil a few ounces at a time. The transmission fill
tube is located under the seat (see Figure 33).
A
B
Figure 32. Transmission Fluid Check
A. Hydraulic Tube
Transmission
Oil Fill
Figure 33. Transmission Oil Fill
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Dozer & Hitch Removal
A
Do Not Kink
Bypass Hose
B
Figure 34. Install Bypass Hose
D
C
DOZER & HITCH REMOVAL
NOTE: Connect male and female quick connectors to
prevent dirt and water from entering the hoses.
NOTE: Cross-over tubes must remain installed on the
tractor
1. Fully lower the attachment lift.
2. Disconnect the 1/2” (small) dozer hoses (D, Figure
35) from the 1/2” control valve hoses (C).
3. Connect the dozer hoses’ (D, Figure 35) male and
female quick connectors together. Also connect the
1/2” control valve hoses (C) to each other.
4. Disconnect the 23/32” (large) hoses (B, Figure 35)
from the cross-over tubes (A).
5. Connect the 23/32” hoses (B) to each other.
6. Install the 1/2” x 11” bypass hose (Figure 34) in the
cross-over tube quick connectors. You may need to
spread the cross-over tubes apart to keep the bypass
hose from kinking.
Figure 35. Disconnect Hydraulic Hoses
A. Cross Over Tubes
B. 23/32” Control Valve Hoses
C. 1/2” Control Valve Hoses
D. 1/2” Dozer Blade Hoses
A
C
H
G
E
D
I
J
7. See Figure 36. Disconnect the dozer lift arm (B) from
the hitch lift arm (E).
8. See Figure 37. Remove the 4 safety clips and clevis
pins (B) securing the dozer to the tractor and lift the
dozer off the attachment hooks (C).
9. See Figure 36. Disconnect the lift rod (F) from the lift
extension (H).
NOTE: The control arm support can remain attached to
the hitch.
10. See Figure 36. Remove the clevis pins (A) attaching
the front and rear of the hitch to the tractor. Remove
the hitch.
11. If the mower deck is being installed, remove the lift
extension (H, Figure 36).
C
B
Figure 36. Lift Rod
A. 1/2 x 1-1/2” Round Head
Clevis Pin
B. Dozer Lift Arm
C. Safety Clip
D. Ladder Hitch
E. Hitch Lift Arm
IMPORTANT NOTE
After removing the dozer blade, do not
operate the tractor without first
installing the the bypass hose
(Figure 34).
F
F. Lift Rod
G. Front Hitch Bracket
H. Lift Extension
I. 5/8 x 1-5/8” Flat Head
Clevis Pin
J. 1/2 x 2” Flat Head
Clevis Pin
A
B
C
Figure 37. Attach Dozer
A. Dozer Pins
C. Attachment Hooks
B. 5/8 x 1-5/8” Flat Head Clevis Pin
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Normal Installation
NORMAL INSTALLATION
E
Install Hitch Onto Tractor
A
1. Slide the hitch and lift rod assembly under the tractor.
Use 4x4 wood blocks to support the hitch and help
align the mounting holes.
2. Attach the rear end of the ladder hitch (B, Figure 38)
the to the rear hitch brackets (A) using two 5/8 x 15/8” flat head clevis pins (C) and safety clips.
Front
3. Attach the front end of the ladder hitch (D, Figure 39)
to the front hitch brackets using two 1/2 x 1-1/2”
round head clevis pins (A) and safety clips (C).
D
C
C
B
Figure 38. Rear Brackets & Lift Extension
A. Rear Hitch Brackets
D. Lift Rod
B. Ladder Hitch
E. Lift Extension
C. 5/8x1-5/8” Flat Head Clevis Pin
Install Lift Rod
1. If not already done, attach the lift rod (F, Figure 39) to
the hitch lift arm (E) using a 1/2 x 2” flat head clevis
pin and safety clip.
A
C
H
2. Attach the lift rod (F, Figure 39) to the attachment lift
extension (H) using a 5/8 x 1-5/8” flat head clevis pin
(I) and safety clip (C).
G
E
D
F
I
J
C
B
Figure 39. Lift Rod
A. 1/2 x 1-1/2” Round Head
Clevis Pin
B. Dozer Lift Arm
C. Safety Clip
D. Ladder Hitch
E. Hitch Lift Arm
F. Lift Rod
G. Front Hitch Bracket
H. Lift Extension
I. 5/8 x 1-5/8” Flat Head
Clevis Pin
J. 1/2 x 2” Flat Head
Clevis Pin
Install Dozer Blade
A
1. Fully lower the attachment lift.
2. See Figure 40. Attach the dozer to the tractor by
resting the dozer pins (A) on the front attachment
hooks (C).
B
C
3. See Figure 40. Install two 5/8 x 1-5/8 clevis pins (B)
on both sides and secure with safety clips.
4. See Figure 39. Attach the dozer lift arm (B) to the
hitch lift arm (E) using a clevis pin and safety clip.
Figure 40. Attach Dozer
A. Dozer Pins
C. Attachment Hooks
B. 5/8 x 1-5/8” Flat Head Clevis Pin
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Normal Installation
5. Remove the bypass hose (Figure 41) from the crossover tubes.
See Figure 42.
6. Connect the 23/32” x 40” hoses (B) from the control
valve to the the cross-over tubes (A).
7. Connect the 1/2” x 75” hoses (C) from the control
valve to the dozer hoses (D).
Do Not Kink
Bypass Hose
8. Lubricate the dozer as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
Figure 41. Remove Bypass Hose
9. Perform all adjustments as shown in the Adjustments
section of this manual.
A
B
D
C
Figure 42. Connect Hydraulic Hoses
A. Cross-Over Tubes
B. 23/32” Control Valve Hoses
C. 1/2” Control Valve Hoses
D. 1/2” Dozer Blade Hoses
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Hardware Identification & Torque Specifications
Common Hardware Types
Torque Specification Chart
Hex Head Capscrew
FOR STANDARD MACHINE HARDWARE (Tolerance ± 20%)
Washer
Hardware
Grade
Lockwasher
Carriage Bolt
No
Marks
SAE Grade 2
Hex Nut
Size Of
Hardware
Standard Hardware Sizing
8-32
8-36
10-24
10-32
1/4-20
1/4-28
5/16-18
5/16-24
3/8-16
3/8-24
7/16-14
7/16-20
1/2-13
1/2-20
9/16-12
9/16-18
5/8-11
5/8-18
3/4-10
3/4-16
7/8-9
7/8-14
1-8
1-12
When a washer or nut is identified as 1/2”, this is the
Nominal size, meaning the inside diameter is 1/2 inch; if a
second number is present it represent the threads per inch
When bolt or capscrew is identified as 1/2 - 16 x 2”, this
means the Nominal size, or body diameter is 1/2 inch; the
second number represents the threads per inch (16 in this
example, and the final number is the body length of the
bolt or screw (in this example 2 inches long).
The guides and ruler furnished below are designed to
help you select the appropriate hardware and tools.
0
1/4
Nut, 1/2”
1/2
Inside
Diameter
3/4
1
1/4
1/2
3/4
Screw, 1/2 x 2
2
1/4
Body
Diameter
in/lbs
ft/lbs
19
20
27
31
66
76
11
12
20
23
30
35
50
55
65
75
90
100
160
180
140
155
220
240
Nm.
2.1
2.3
3.1
3.5
7.6
8.6
15.0
16.3
27.2
31.3
40.8
47.6
68.0
74.8
88.4
102.0
122.4
136
217.6
244.8
190.4
210.8
299.2
326.4
SAE Grade 5
in/lbs
ft/lbs
30
31
43
49
8
10
17
19
30
35
50
55
75
90
110
120
150
180
260
300
400
440
580
640
SAE Grade 8
Nm.
in/lbs
ft/lbs
Nm.
3.4
3.5
4.9
5.5
10.9
13.6
23.1
25.8
40.8
47.6
68.0
74.8
102.0
122.4
149.6
163.2
204.0
244.8
353.6
408.0
544.0
598.4
788.8
870.4
41
43
60
68
12
14
25
27
45
50
70
80
110
120
150
170
220
240
386
420
600
660
900
1,000
4.6
4.9
6.8
7.7
16.3
19.0
34.0
34.0
61.2
68.0
95.2
108.8
149.6
163.2
204.0
231.2
299.2
326.4
525.0
571.2
816.0
897.6
1,244.0
1,360.0
NOTES
1. These torque values are to be used for all hardware
excluding: locknuts, self-tapping screws, thread forming
screws, sheet metal screws and socket head setscrews.
2. Recommended seating torque values for locknuts:
a. for prevailing torque locknuts - use 65% of grade 5
torques.
b. for flange whizlock nuts and screws - use 135% of
grade 5 torques.
3. Unless otherwise noted on assembly drawings, all torque
values must meet this specification.
1/2
Body
Length
3/4
3
1/4
1/2
3/4
4
Wrench & Fastener Size Guide
1/4
5/16
3/8
1/4” Bolt or Nut
Wrench—7/16”
5/16” Bolt or Nut
Wrench—1/2”
3/8” Bolt or Nut
Wrench—9/16”
24
7/16
DIA.
7/16” Bolt or Nut
Wrench (Bolt)—5/8”
Wrench (Nut)—11/16”
1/2
DIA.
1/2” Bolt or Nut
Wrench—3/4”
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