HD Series Bagger
Owner/Operator & Parts Manual
891003 – HD Series
03776000B 5/10 Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parts List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before operation of unit, carefully and completely read this Manual and the unit’s Owner/Operator Manual. The contents will provide you with an understanding of safety instructions and controls during normal operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are given from operator sitting in operation position and facing the direction of forward travel.
Model and Serial Numbers
Transfer model & serial number label from product registration here.
When ordering replacement parts or making service inquiries, know the Model and Serial Numbers of your unit.
Numbers are located on the product registration form in the unit literature package. They are printed on a serial number label, located on the frame of your unit.
•Record Unit Model and Serial numbers here.
The Ariens or Gravely dealer must register the product at the time of purchase. Registering the product will help the company process warranty claims or contact you with the latest service information. All claims meeting requirements during the limited warranty period will be honored, whether or not the product registration card is returned. Keep a proof of purchase if you do not register your unit.
Customer Note: If the dealer does not register your product, please fill out, sign, and return the product registration card to Ariens or register the product at our web site, www.ariens.com.
Unauthorized Replacement Parts
Use only Ariens or Gravely replacement parts. The replacement of any part on this unit with anything other than an Ariens or a Gravely authorized replacement part may adversely affect the performance, durability, and safety of this unit and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims liability for any claims or damages, whether warranty, property damage, personal injury or death arising out of the use of unauthorized replacement parts.
Customer Note: If you have purchased this product without complete assembly and instruction by your retailer, it is your responsibility to:
•Read and understand all assembly instructions in this manual. If you do not understand or have difficulty following the instructions, contact your nearest Dealer for assistance.
NOTE: To locate your nearest Ariens or Gravely Dealer, go to www.ariens.com or www.gravely.com on the internet.
WARNING: Improper assembly or adjustments can cause serious injury.
Before attempting to operate your unit:
1.Make sure all assembly has been properly completed.
2.Understand all Safety Precautions provided in the manuals.
3.Review control functions and operation of the unit. Do not operate the unit unless all controls function as described in this manual.
4.Review recommended lubrication, maintenance and adjustments.
5.Review Limited Warranty Policy.
6.Fill out a product registration card and return the card to the Ariens Company or go to www.ariens.com or www.gravely.com.
Ariens reserves the right to discontinue, change, and improve its products at any time without notice or obligation to the purchaser.
The descriptions and specifications contained in this manual were in effect at printing. Equipment described within this manual may be optional. Some illustrations may not be applicable to your unit
Look for these symbols to point out important safety precautions. They mean:
Personal Safety Is Involved! Become Alert!
Obey The Message!
The safety alert symbols above and signal words below are used on decals and in this manual.
Read and understand all safety messages.
DANGER: IMMINENTLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not avoided, WILL RESULT in death or serious injury.
WARNING: POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not avoided, COULD RESULT in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not avoided, MAY RESULT in minor or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
NOTE: General reference information for proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or information required to prevent damage to unit or attachment.
Practices and Laws
Practice usual and customary safe working precautions, for the benefit of yourself and others. Understand and follow all safety messages. Be alert to unsafe conditions and the possibility of minor, moderate, or serious injury or death. Learn applicable rules and laws in your area. Always follow the practices set forth in this manual.
Required Operator Training
Original purchaser of this unit was instructed by the seller on safe and proper operation. If unit is to be used by someone other than original purchaser; loaned, rented or sold, ALWAYS provide this manual and any needed safety training before operation.
Safety Decals and Locations
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety Decals. Refer to figure below for Safety Decal locations.
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Stop engine and wait for all moving parts to stop before opening cover.
Avoid tip over and loss of control: DO NOT overload bagger.Use extreme caution on slopes. DO NOT make abrupt turns or speed changes. Weight kit is required when using bagger.
Be aware of new turning radius.
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2. DANGER ROTATING PARTS
Always keep feet and hands away from rotating parts.
Never direct discharge towards persons or property that may be injured or damaged by thrown objects.
Keep people away from unit while operating.
Shut off engine, remove key, read manual
before you adjust or repair unit.
NO STEP! Always keep feet away from rotating parts.
3. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE
Do not operate mower unless guards are in
operating position or bagger is attached.
To Avoid Serious Injury
DO NOT operate mower unless guards are in place or grass pump and entire bagger are attached.
ALWAYS wear adequate hearing protection.
ROTATING FAN! Stop engine and remove key before clearing.
Wait for all moving parts to stop.
Keep children and others away from unit while operating.
5. DANGER ROTATING PARTS
Avoid Injury – Stay clear of rotating parts.
6. DANGER! HOT SURFACES
DO NOT TOUCH parts which are hot from operation. Always allow parts to cool.
•Bag is subject to wear and deterioration.
•Check bag frequently, replace when necessary.
•Use original bag to comply with safety specifications.
Do not operate on slopes over 10°.
Installing the blower assembly on your mower requires the removal of the discharge chute and belt guard. Retain discharge chute, discharge chute hardware, belt guard, and belt guard hardware in a safe location and reinstall whenever operating unit without the blower assembly. DO NOT operate mower unless guards are in place or blower assembly and entire bagger are attached.
NEVER operate bagger if the unit’s safety interlock system is not working properly.
Always be aware of maximum sweep of bagger when turning. Always allow adequate clearance between bagger, personnel and other objects when turning.
As grass catcher fills, be alert to changing unit stability and control.
Always install counterweights before operating unit with bagger attached. Always remove counterweights when bagger is removed from the unit.
Read, understand, and follow all safety practices in Owner/Operator Manual before beginning assembly. Failure to follow instructions could result in personal injury and/or damage to unit.
ALWAYS remove key and/or wire from spark plug before assembly. Unintentional engine start up can cause death or serious injury.
Complete a walk around inspection of unit and work area to understand:
•All safety decals
Determine which attachments are needed and can be used safely.
Inspect unit before each use for: missing or damaged decals and shields, correctly operating safety interlock system, and deterioration of grass bagger. Replace or repair as needed.
ALWAYS check overhead and side clearances carefully before operation. ALWAYS be aware of traffic when operating along streets or curbs.
Keep children and people away.
Keep children out of work area and under watchful care of a responsible adult.
Keep area of operation clear of all toys, pets, and debris. Thrown objects can cause injury.
Check for weak spots on docks, ramps or floors. Avoid uneven work areas and rough terrain. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.
DO NOT operate near
Data indicates that operators, age 60 and above, are involved in a larger percentage of riding mower related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.
Read the entire Owner/Operator manual and other training material. If the operator or the mechanic cannot read the manual, it is the owner’s responsibility to explain it to them. Only the user can prevent and is responsible for accidents or injuries occurring to themselves, other people or property.
Only trained adults may operate or service unit. Training includes actual operation.
Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator.
NEVER allow children to operate or play on or near unit. Be alert and shut off unit if children enter area.
NEVER operate unit after or during the use of medication, drugs or alcohol. Safe operation requires your complete and unimpaired attention at all times.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry and tie back hair that may get caught in rotating parts.
Wear adequate outer garments.
NEVER wear open sandals or canvas shoes during operation. Wear adequate safety gear, protective gloves and footwear.
Wear proper footwear to improve footing on slippery surfaces.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating mower.
Moving parts can cut or amputate fingers or a hand. Wrap blade(s) or wear gloves to service. On multiblade mowers, rotation of one blade will cause all blades to rotate.
NEVER place your hands or any part of your body or clothing inside or near any moving part while unit is running.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from all rotating parts during operation. Rotating parts can cut off body parts.
ALWAYS keep body and hands away from pin holes or nozzles which eject hydraulic fluid under pressure.
DO NOT touch parts which are hot. Allow parts to cool.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from all pinch points.
Fumes from the engine exhaust can cause death or serious injury. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area. Always provide good ventilation.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting.
•How to operate all controls
•The functions of all controls
•How to STOP in an emergency
•Braking and steering characteristics
•Turning radius and clearances
Keep safety devices or guards in place and functioning properly. NEVER modify or remove safety devices.
Do not operate without either entire bagger or the discharge chute in place.
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute.
Ensure Safety Interlock System is functioning properly. DO NOT operate unit if safety interlock is damaged or disabled.
Start and operate unit only when seated in operator’s position. Steering control levers must be in neutral, PTO disengaged and parking brake set when starting engine.
Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure vision.
Dust, smoke, fog, etc. can reduce vision and cause an accident. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Avoid slippery surfaces. Always be sure of your footing.
DO NOT mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding and effect the machine’s stability.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Never carry passengers.
DO NOT try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground.
Never direct discharge towards persons or property that may be injured or damaged by thrown objects. Use extreme caution on gravel surfaces.
Always stand clear of the discharge area.
ALWAYS disengage PTO, stop unit and engine, remove key, engage parking brake and allow moving parts to stop before leaving operator’s position.
Never engage PTO while raising attachment or when attachment is in raised position.
DO NOT operate at too fast a rate. DO NOT change engine governor settings or
DO NOT operate in reverse unless absolutely necessary. ALWAYS look down and behind before and while backing.
Stop and inspect equipment if you strike an object or if there is an unusual vibration. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut you. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. NEVER weld or straighten mower blades.
Rotation of one blade may cause rotation of the other blades.
Take all possible precautions when leaving unit unattended. Shut off engine. Remove wire from spark plug and secure it away from spark plug.
ALWAYS remove key to prevent unauthorized use.
Know the weight of loads. Limit loads to those you can safely control and the unit can safely handle.
Disengage PTO when attachment is not in use. ALWAYS turn off power to attachment when travelling, crossing driveways, etc.
Mow up and down slopes, not across them.
Keep all movements on the slope slow andgradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Avoid starting or stopping on the slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.
If you cannot back up a slope or you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
DO NOT park on slopes unless necessary. When parking on slope always chock or block wheels. Always set parking brake.
Use a slow speed. Tires may lose traction on slopes even though the brakes are functioning properly.
Do not bypass transmission when on a slope.
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
NEVER allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of control.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
Use extra care when loading or unloading unit onto trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle. NEVER secure from rods or linkages that could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is running.
ALWAYS turn off power to attachment and shut off fuel when transporting unit.
Keep unit free of debris. Clean up oil or fuel spills.
This product is equipped with an internal combustion type engine. DO NOT use unit on or near any unimproved,
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are explosive. Handle with care. Use an approved fuel container.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames. ALWAYS allow engine to cool before servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running or hot from operation.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up spilled fuel.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
Avoid Electric Shock. Objects contacting both battery terminals at the same time may result in injury and unit damage. DO NOT reverse battery connections.
Reverse connections may result in sparks which can cause serious injury. Always connect positive (+) lead of charger to positive (+) terminal, and negative
ALWAYS disconnect negative
(+) cable FIRST, and negative
Explosive Gases from battery can cause death or serious injury. Poisonous battery fluid contains sulfuric acid and its contact with skin, eyes or clothing can cause severe chemical burns.
No flames, No sparks, No smoking near battery.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective gear near battery. Use insulated tools.
DO NOT TIP battery beyond a 45° angle in any direction. ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of children.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
ALWAYS block wheels and know all jack stands are strong and secure and will hold weight of unit during maintenance.
Release pressure slowly from components with stored energy.
NEVER attempt to make any adjustments to unit while engine is running (except where specifically recommended). Stop engine, remove key or spark plug wire and wait for all moving parts to stop before servicing or cleaning.
Check parking brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating condition. Damaged or worn out muffler can cause fire or explosion.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
NEVER store unit with fuel in fuel tank, inside a building where any ignition sources are present.
Shut off fuel and allow engine to cool completely before storing in closed area or covering unit.
Clean grass and debris from unit, especially from around muffler and engine, to help prevent fires.
For extended storage, shut off fuel and clean unit thoroughly. See engine manual for proper storage.
Lower cutting deck unless a positive mechanical lock is used.
Use only attachments or accessories designed for your unit.
Check all hardware at regular intervals, especially blade attachment bolts. Keep all hardware properly tightened.
Check attachment components frequently. If worn or damaged, replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts.