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Published 01/11

Part No. 50069110

OPERATOR’S MANUAL

This Operator's Manual is an integral part of the safe operation of this machine and must be maintained with the unit at all times. READ, UNDERSTAND, andFOLLOW the Safety and Operation Instructions contained in this manual before operating the equipment.C01Cover

BUSH HOG®

2501 Griffin Ave. Selma, AL 36703 334-874-2700www.bushhog.com

© 2011 Alamo Group Inc.

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To the Owner/Operator/Dealer

All implements with moving parts are potentially hazardous. There is no substitute for a cautious, safe-mindedoperator who recognizes the potential hazards and follows reasonable safety practices. The manufacturer has designed this implement to be used with all its safety equipment properly attached to minimize the chance of accidents.

BEFORE YOU START!! Read the safety messages on the implement and shown in your manual. Observe the rules of safety and common sense!

WARRANTY INFORMATION:

Read and understand the complete Warranty Statement found in this Manual. Fill out the Warranty Registration Form in full and return it to within 30 Days. Make certain the Serial Number of the Machine is recorded on the Warranty Card and on the Warranty Form that you retain.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SAFETY SECTION ..............................................................................................................

1-1

General Safety Instructions and Practices .........................................................................................................

1-2

Operator Safety Instructions and Practices .......................................................................................................

1-4

Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices ....................................................................................

1-5

Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and Practices ....................................................

1-10

Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices ...............................................................................................

1-11

Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices ...........................................................................

1-12

Storage and Parking Safety Instructions and Practices ...................................................................................

1-14

Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices ..................................................................................................

1-14

Decal Location .................................................................................................................................................

1-15

Decal Description .............................................................................................................................................

1-17

Federal Laws and Regulations ........................................................................................................................

1-21

INTRODUCTION SECTION .................................................................................................

2-1

ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTING THE LOADER SECTION ..............................................

3-1

Assembly Instructions ........................................................................................................................................

3-2

Proper Ballasting and Wheel Spacing ...............................................................................................................

3-3

Dismounting and Mounting Mid-Mount Loader ..................................................................................................

3-4

Dismounting Loader ...........................................................................................................................................

3-5

Mounting Loader ................................................................................................................................................

3-6

Attaching Pin on Bucket .....................................................................................................................................

3-7

OPERATION SECTION .......................................................................................................

4-1

Standard Equipment and Specifications ............................................................................................................

4-3

Operator Requirements .....................................................................................................................................

4-4

Tractor Requirements ........................................................................................................................................

4-6

ROPS and Seat Belt ..........................................................................................................................................

4-7

Tractor Lighting and SMV Emblem ....................................................................................................................

4-7

Tractor Ballast ....................................................................................................................................................

4-7

Getting On and Off the Tractor ..........................................................................................................................

4-8

Boarding the Tractor ..........................................................................................................................................

4-8

Dismounting the Tractor .....................................................................................................................................

4-9

Starting the Tractor ..........................................................................................................................................

4-10

Pre-Operation Inspection and Service .............................................................................................................

4-11

Tractor Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................

4-12

Loader Pre-Operation Inspection/Service ........................................................................................................

4-12

Driving the Tractor and Loader ........................................................................................................................

4-17

Driving the Tractor and Loader ........................................................................................................................

4-18

Operating the Tractor and Loader ....................................................................................................................

4-18

Operating the Loader .......................................................................................................................................

4-23

Operating Bale Spear (Optional Attachment) ..................................................................................................

4-34

Shutting Down the Implement ..........................................................................................................................

4-35

Loader Storage ................................................................................................................................................

4-35

Transporting the Tractor and Implement ..........................................................................................................

4-35

Transporting on Public Roadways ...................................................................................................................

4-38

Hauling the Tractor and Implement ..................................................................................................................

4-39

Troubleshooting Guide .....................................................................................................................................

4-40

MAINTENANCE SECTION ..................................................................................................

5-1

Lubrication Schedule .........................................................................................................................................

5-4

Daily Maintenance .............................................................................................................................................

5-5

Adjusting Bucket Level Indicator ........................................................................................................................

5-5

Cylinder Service .................................................................................................................................................

5-6

Lift and Bucket Cylinder Disassembly ................................................................................................................

5-6

Lift and Bucket Cylinder Reassembly ................................................................................................................

5-7

Storage ..............................................................................................................................................................

5-7

Proper Torque for Fasteners ..............................................................................................................................

5-9

SAFETY SECTION

Safety Section 1-1

(SG-7)
(SG-3)

SAFETY

SAFETY

General Safety Instructions and Practices

A careful operator is the best operator. Safety is of primary importance to the manufacturer and should be to the owner/operator. Most accidents can be avoided by being aware of your equipment, your surroundings, and observing certain precautions. The first section of this manual includes a list of Safety Messages that, if followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or death. Read and understand these Safety Messages before assembling, operating or servicing this Implement. This equipment should only be operated by those persons who have read the manual, who are responsible and trained, and who know how to do so responsibly.

The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen below, is used throughout this manual and on decals which are attached to the equipment. The Safety Alert Symbol means: “ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!” The Symbol and Signal Word are intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury faced when operating this equipment.

Practice all usual and customary safe working precautions and above all---remembersafety is up toYOU. OnlyYOU can prevent serious injury or death from unsafe practices.

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR VERY SERIOUS INJURY.

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, COULD result in DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, MAY result in MINOR INJURY.

Identifies special instructions or procedures that, if not strictly observed, could result in damage to, or destruction of the machine, attachments or the environment.

NOTE: Identifies points of particular interest for more efficient and convenient operation orrepair.(SG-1)

Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las medidas de seguridad.

Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved roll- over-protectivesystem (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or even death could result from falling off thetractor--particularlyduring a turnover when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS.

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(SBH-7)
(SG-30)
(SG-25)
(SG-10)
(SG-11)

SAFETY

Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or

Implement. Usually, 16-17year-oldchildren who are mature and responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large enough to reach and operate the controls easily.

Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.

Falling off can result in serious injury or death.

Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off the Equipment and be injured or killed. Inadvertent contact with controls can cause the Implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others.

DO NOT use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the

Tractor and Implement. Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to operate the equipment safely. Before operating the Tractor or Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-countermedication must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely. NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.(SG-27)

Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Never walk or work under any raised boom or bucket. The Boom could fall and cause serious bodily injury or death. Always lower the boom and bucket flat on the ground or support the Boom and bucket on safety stands. Unload all hydraulic actuators prior to performing any maintenance. To do this, set the bucket on the ground then kill the tractor engine. Push and pull the control levers in and out several times to remove pressure. Do not work under raised Boom or Bucket unless components are securely blocked up to prevent inadvertent dropping.

SAFETY

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(SG-32)
(SG-31)
(SG-23)
(SG-22)
(SG-I7)
(SG-16)

SAFETY

SAFETY

Operator Safety Instructions and Practices

Never operate the Tractor or Implement until you have read and completely understand this Manual, the Tractor Operator’s Manual, and each of the Safety Messages found in the Manual or on the Tractor and Implement. Learn how to stop the tractor engine suddenly in an emergency. Never allow inexperienced or untrained personnel to operate the Tractor or Implement without supervision. Make sure the operator has fully read and understood the manuals prior to operation.

(SG-4)

The operator and all support personnel should wear hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, and proper hearing protection at all times for protection from injury including injury from items that may be thrown by the equipment.

PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE

PERMANENT HEARING LOSS! Tractors with or without an Implement attached can often be noisy enough to cause permanent hearing loss. We recommend that you always wear hearing protection if the noise in the Operator’s position exceeds 80db. Noise over 85db over an extended period of time will cause severe hearing loss. Noise over 90db adjacent to the Operator over an extended period of time will cause permanent or total hearing loss. NOTE: Hearing loss from loud noise [from tractors, chain saws, radios, and other such sources close to the ear] is cumulative over a lifetime without hope of natural recovery.

Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturer’s instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other chemical agent.

Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health.

Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Prolonged operation may cause operator boredom and fatigue affecting safe operation.

Take scheduled work breaks to help prevent these potentially impaired operating conditions. Never operate the Implement and Tractor in a fatigued or bored mental state which impairs proper and safe operation.

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Safety Section 1-4

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(SBH-9)
(SG-41)
(SL-19)
(SG-33)

SAFETY

Use extreme caution when getting onto the Implement to perform repairs, maintenance and when removing accumulated material. Only stand on solid flat surfaces to ensure good footing. Use a ladder or raised stand to access high spots which cannot be reached from ground level. Slipping and falling can cause serious injury or death.

Use extreme care when loading, carrying or handling any agricultural fertilizers, chemicals or biological residue. Follow the manufacturer’s handling instructions and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including gloves, safety glasses and respirator when required. If you are using a tractor equipped with a cab, make sure the cab is rated for appropriate environmental exposure. Be safe and always wear proper protection. Short or long term exposure to certain chemicals and materials can result in serious injury or death.

Repeated or substantial breathing of hazardous dusts, including crystalline silica, could cause fatal or serious respiratory disease including silicosis. Concrete, masonry, many types of rock, and various other materials contain silica sand. California lists respirable crystalline silica as a substance known to cause cancer. Operation of this equipment under certain conditions may generate airborne dust particles that could contain crystalline silica. In those conditions, personal protective equipment including an appropriate respirator must be used. If excessive dust is generated, a dust collection or suppression system should also be used during operation.

SAFETY

Equipment Operation Safety Instructions and Practices

This Implement may be wider than the Tractor. Be careful when operating or transporting this equipment to prevent the Implement from running into or striking sign posts, guard rails, concrete abutments or other solid objects. Such an impact could cause the Implement and Tractor to pivot violently resulting in loss of steering control, serious injury, or even death. Never allow the Implement to contact obstacles. (S3PT-12)

Never grasp control levers when mounting the machine. (SBH-4)

The Boom is designed only to position and operate the Bucket which is attached to it. Never attempt to lift, pull, or push other solid objects with the boom or bucket. Serious injury could result from a structural failure when the Boom is used for purposes other than those for which it was designed.

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Safety Section 1-5

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(SL-01)
(SG-40)
(SG-29)
(SG-13)
(SG-12)

SAFETY

SAFETY

BEFORE leaving the tractor seat lower the implement, set the parking brake and/or set the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only. (SG-9)

Do not mount or dismount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount the Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completelystopped.

Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators manual for proper starting instructions.

Operate the Tractor and/or Implement controls only while properly seated in the Tractor seat with the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent movement of the Tractor or Implement may cause serious injury or death.

DO NOT operate this Implement on a Tractor that is not properly maintained. Should a mechanical or Tractor control failure occur while operating, immediately shut down the Tractor and perform repairs before resuming operation. Serious injury and possible death could occur from not maintaining this Implement and Tractor in good operating condition.

(SG-36)

Do Not operate this equipment in areas where insects such as bees may attack you and/or cause you to lose control of the equipment. If you must enter in such areas, use a tractor with an enclosed Cab and close the windows to prevent insects from entering. If a tractor cab is not available, wear suitable clothing including head, face, and hand protection to shield you from the insects. Attacking insects can cause you to lose control of the tractor, which can result in serious injury or death to you or bystanders. Never dismount a moving tractor.

Keep bystanders 10 feet away from the tractor and loader while operating. The bystanders could enter the path of the tractor or items could fall from the loader resulting in serious injury to the bystander.

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Safety Section 1-6

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(SL-11)
(SL-09)
(SL-08)
(SL-07)
(SL-02)

SAFETY

For added safety when lifting loads above the height of the operator, install a certified Falling Object Protective Structure. Shiftable loads, round bales, large loose items, and loader attachments can fall toward the operator resulting in serious injury or death. Falling Object Protective Structure (FOPS) rated Cab may be obtained from the tractor dealer or other sources.

Before dismounting the tractor and loader lower the loader to the ground or onto solid support blocks. Engage the loader valve travel lock to prevent inadvertent movement of the valve controls causing the loader to suddenly move and drop. Sudden dropping of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury. (SL-05)

Use extra care when turning or stopping. Allow for increased length and weight of added loader. The loader adds five to six feet of length in front of the tractor and significant weight. Allow extra distance when stopping or turning. Do not allow loader or attachment to contact solid objects.

Do not raise the loader into an overhead structure or allow a raised attachment to contact overhead structures. Sudden or unexpected contact with an overhead structure could result in serious injury.

Do not let the loader or attachment contact electrical power lines. Contact with electrical power lines can result in serious injury or electrocution. If the loader attachment contacts a power line remain in the tractor seat until the power has been shut off. Stepping off the tractor can permit electrical current to pass through the body resulting in electrocution.

Store the grapple bucket or bale spear attachment with the point(s) on the ground. Walking into the point of the bale or grapple spear can cause serious bodily injury. Never drive the bale spear or grapple bucket attachment forward if a bystander is in front of the loader. (SL-10)

Only mount the loader on a tractor that is listed on the mounting instructions. Never mount on a tricycle steering front axle. Move the tractor front and rear wheels to the widest spacing and add the recommended rear tractor ballast to prevent tractor tip over. Keep the tractor tires properly inflated. Maintain at least 25% of the total Tractor and Loader weight including the maximum load in the bucket or attachment on the rear axle. Always wear your seatbelt and make sure the ROPS structure is fully deployed to prevent serious injury or death from the tractor tipping over.

SAFETY

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(SL-30)
(SL-29)
(SL-25)
(SL-18)
(SL-17)
(SL-16)
(SL-12)

SAFETY

SAFETY

Carry the loader and attachment low when transporting to reduce the potential of the tractor tipping over. Transport on slopes only at slow speeds and use gradual turning angles. Tractor wheel contact with any wash out, drop off or ground obstruction with a raised loader could result in the tractor tipping over and causing serious injury.

Do not work from the loader or attachments. Do now allow any riders on the loader, tractor or attachments. Falling off the loader could result in serious injury and/or tractor run over. (SL-14)

Do not operate the loader from the ground. Operate the tractor and loader only while seated in the tractor seat with the seatbelt fastened. The loader could fall crushing a person resulting in serious injury or death.

Use extreme care when piling material above 6 feet high. Material could shift and fall onto the operator or bystanders. The material could crush or suffocate the operator or bystander resulting in serious injury or death.

Know before you DIG. Call 888-258-0808and request that all buried utilities locations be identified before digging in unfamiliar ground. Do not let the loader or attachment contact buried electrical power lines, utilities or gas lines. Contact with electrical power lines can result in serious bodily injury or electrocution. If the loader contacts a power line, remain in the tractor seat until the power has been shut off. Stepping off the tractor can permit electrical current to pass through the body resulting in electrocution.

Do not use loader as a jack to raise the tractor tires off the ground. The loader could fail causing the tractor and loader to fall to the ground resulting in serious injury.

Use extreme care when loading, transporting or dumping loads that impair or partially block the operator’s line of sight. Know where you are traveling. Make sure no bystanders are in the area of travel. If a bystander assists in providing guidance, make sure they are not in the path of travel. Keep all bystanders 25 feet away from travel path.

Always look behind you before backing up. Make sure you are looking in the direction of travel. A bystander could walk behind the tractor. Running into a bystander can result in serious injury or death.

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Safety Section 1-8

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(SL-22)
(STI-10)
(SL-37)
(SPU-3)
(SL-35)

SAFETY

Some tractors are equipped with a “Super Steer” front axle. When a loader is mounted to this type of tractor, the bucket will shift in the opposite direction from which the wheels are turned. Maximum shift will be approximately 8 inches and most noticeable when the tractor is stationary. Sudden or unexpected movement of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury to the operator or bystanders.

(SL-33)

Operate the tractor and loader only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with adequate artificial lighting. Never operate in darkness or foggy conditions where you cannot clearly see at least 100 feet in front and to the sides of the tractor. Make sure you can clearly see bystanders, ditches, steep slopes, drop-offs,overhead obstructions, power lines, and debris or obstruction in the travel path. If you are unable to clearly see these types of items discontinue operating. Contact with unseen vehicles, bystanders, obstructions, ordrop-offscan cause serious injury.

Be particularly careful in transport. The Implement has raised and moved the center of gravity to the front of the Power Unit increasing the possibility of overturn and tipping forward. Turn curves or go up slopes only at low speed and using a gradual turning angle. Go up slopes with the Implement located uphill. Slow down on rough or uneven surfaces.

(SPU-2)

Never leave the Implement and Power Unit unattended while the Implement is in the raised position. Accidental operation of a lifting lever or a hydraulic failure may cause the implement to suddenly fall causing serious injury or possible death to anyone who might inadvertently be under the Implement. Lower the implement carefully to the ground. Do not put hands or feet under lifted components.

The center of gravity of a Power Unit equipped with a front-mountedImplement is shifted to the front and removes weight from the rear wheels. The Power Unit should maintain at least 25% total weight with the maximum load in the bucket or attachment on the rear wheels to prevent tipping forward, loss of steering control, and possible injury. Add counterweight if required when operating on slopes and proceed with the load uphill to prevent tipping. Reference the Power Unit’s Operator’s Manual or an authorized dealer for information on adding additional weight.

Your driving vision may be reduced or impaired by the tractor, cab, or implement. Before driving on public roadways identify any limited vision areas, and make adjustments to your operating position, mirrors, and the implement transport position so that you can clearly see the area where you will be traveling, and any traffic that may approach you. Failure to maintain adequate vision of the public roadway and traffic can result in serious injury or even death.

Make sure the hydraulic quick disconnects are fully seated into the connections. Do not use the loader if the hydraulic connection is leaking. Leaking oil could allow the loader to fall resulting in a serious crushing injury.

SAFETY

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Safety Section 1-9

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(SL-23)
(SL-03)
(SL-32)
(SL-31)

SAFETY

SAFETY

If the loader valve controls fail to functions properly discontinue use of the tractor and loader until the controls are properly repaired. Sudden or unexpected movement or dropping of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury.

Make sure all air is purged from the hydraulic system before using the loader. Air in the system can cause the loader to respond sluggishly or with unexpected movement. The air can be purged from the cylinder lines by fully cycling the cylinders several times from the fully closed to fully open position. Sudden or unexpected movement or dropping of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury.

Connecting or Disconnecting Implement Safety Instructions and Practices

Do not stand or allow bystander or coworkers between the loader and the tractor while installing or disconnecting the loader from the tractor. Keep hands and body clear of the loader and the loader mounts. Serious injury or death can result from a person being crushed between the tractor and loader.

Never allow anyone to get under the loader or attachment or to reach through the loader lift arms when raised. Serious injury could result from crushing or pinching by the loader or attachment. (SL-06)

Make sure the loader is properly attached to the tractor and the retaining pins securely lock the loader into position. Improper mounting of the loader onto the tractor can result in the loader falling causing serious injury.

Make sure all tractor and loader guards are in place and properly functioning. Do not use an attachment if the roll back guards are damaged or missing. The roll back guards prevents items carried in the attachment from rolling back onto the operator causing serious injury. For added safety when lifting loads above the height of the operator, install a certified Falling Object Protective Structure. (SL-28)

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(SL-21)
(SL-04)
(SG-19)

SAFETY

Transporting Safety Instructions and Practices

Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and

how it handles before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes are in good condition and operate properly.

Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:

Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes smoothly to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As you increase the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases. Determine the maximum transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this equipment.

Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only after you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use extreme care and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this equipment before operating on roads or uneven ground.

Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly control the equipment.

Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you and watch out for the other guy.

Before transporting the tractor and Loader engage the loader valve travel lock to prevent inadvertent contact with the joystick controller causing sudden dropping of the loader and attachment. If the loader attachment, such as a bucket, were to drop suddenly and hit the ground while transporting, the tractor could stop immediately resulting in the operator hitting the steering wheel or flying our of the operator’s seat. Serious injury could result.

Do not raise the loader on a hillside. Do not transport across a slope with a raised loader. When the loader is raised, the center of gravity of the tractor and loader is raised increasing the potential for the tractor to tip over. Tractor wheel contact with any wash out, drop off or the ground obstruction with a raised loader could result in the tractor tipping over and causing serious bodily injury.

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SAFETY

(SG-6)
(SG-2)
(SNPO-37)
(SL-39)
(SL-34)

SAFETY

SAFETY

Lower the loader to the bed of the truck or trailer when transporting the tractor and loader with a truck. Measure to ensure the transport height does not exceed the legal limits. Contact with overhead obstructions or power lines can cause property damage or serious injury.

In case of mechanical difficulty during operation, place the transmission in the park position, set the parking brake, shut down all power, including the PTO and the engine and remove the key. Wait until all rotating motion has stopped before dismounting. (SG-39)

Transport an empty bale spear tilted back in the vertical position to prevent unintended harm to a person, animal or object. Serious injury or death may occur from a bale spear puncture.

Never drive the power unit with the bucket or plow in the raised position.

Traveling with the bucket or plow in the raised position increases the chances of colliding with overhead obstructions and making the unit more prone to tipping over.

Maintenance and Service Safety Instructions and Practices

Never interfere with factory-sethydraulic calibrations. Any change in calibration could cause a failure of the equipment and may result in injury.(SBH-13)

READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards.

Always maintain the safety signs in good readable condition. If the safety signs are missing, damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement safety signs immediately. (SG-5)

Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local traffic regulations.

Do not modify or alter this Implement. Do not permit anyone to modify or alter this

Implement, any of its components or any Implement function. (SG-8)

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(SG-37)
(SG-34)
(SG-21)
(SG-20)
(SG-15)
(SL-36)

SAFETY

Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious injury or even death.

Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil and fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do not check for leaks with your hand! High-pressureoil streams from breaks in the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage including gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE OFF and remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves, safety glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If you suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer. If oil does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure.

Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in motion or while tractor engine is running.

Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining this machine in good working order.

Do Not fill fuel tank while engine is running. Refuel only after engine has cooled down. If fuel is spilled, move machine away from the area of the spill and avoid creating any source of ignition until the fuel has evaporated. (SBH-49)

Avoid contact with hot surfaces including hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and hose connections. Relieve hydraulic pressure before performing maintenance or repairs. Use gloves and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface or fluid can cause serious injury from burns or scalding.

Use caution and wear protective gloves when handling sharp objects such as blades, knives, and other cutting edges. Be alert to worn component surfaces which have sharp edges. Sharp surfaces can inflict severe laceration injuries if proper hand protection is not worn.

SAFETY

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(SG-18)
(SL-27)
(SL-26)
(SG-38)

SAFETY

SAFETY

Avoid contact with hot surfaces of the engine or muffler. Use gloves and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface or fluid can cause serious injury from burns or scalding.

Never allow anyone to get under the loader or attachment or to reach through the loader lift arms when raised. Serious injury could result from crushing or pinching by the loader or attachment. (SL-06)

PARTS INFORMATION

Bush Hog products are designed utilizing specifically matched system components to ensure optimum equipment performance. These parts are made and tested to Bush Hog specifications. Non-genuine"will fit" parts do not consistently meet these specifications. The use of “will fit” parts may reduce equipment performance, void warranties, and present a safety hazard. Use genuine Bush Hog parts for economy and

safety. (SPBH-2)

SEE YOUR BUSH HOG DEALER

Storage and Parking Safety Instructions and Practices

Never crawl under or allow children to play around or on a loader that is disconnected from the tractor. The loader could fall crushing a person resulting in serious injury or death. (SL-13)

Do not remove the attachment from the loader when the loader is disconnected from the tractor. The attachment stabilizes the loader. If the attachment is removed, the loader will fall and could result in serious injury.

Only disconnect and store the loader on firm flat ground. Make sure the loader stands are properly installed and rest on firm ground or support blocks. If the stands sink or fail, the loader could fall causing serious injury.

Concluding Safety Instructions and Practices

In addition to the design and configuration of this Implement, including Safety Signs and Safety Equipment, hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper training of personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the machine. Refer also to Safety Messages and operation instruction in each of the appropriate sections of the Tractor and Equipment Manuals. Pay close attention to the Safety Signs affixed to the Tractor and Equipment.

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SAFETY

Decal Location

NOTE: Bush Hog supplies safety decals on this product to promote safe operation. Damage to the decals may occur while in shipping, use, or reconditioning. Bush Hog cares about the safety of its customers, operators, and bystanders, and will replace the safety decals on this product in the field, free of charge (Some shipping and handling charges may apply). Contact your Bush Hog dealer to order replacement decals.

SAFETY

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SAFETY

SAFETY

ITEM

PART NO.

QTY

LEVEL

DESCRIPTION

1.

50057411

2

LOGO

Bush Hog

2.

50069069

2

MODEL

1035

3.

52740

2

WARNING

Oil Leaks

4.

52203

1

WARNING

Lock Valve in Transport

5.

52204

1

INSTRUCT

Loader Positions

6.

D469

1

WARNING

Loader Safety

7.

D468

2

DANGER

Multi-Hazard

8.

D471

1

WARNING

Handling Bales

9.

D470

1

DANGER

Use ROPS, Seatbelt, Rear Ballast

10.

03200347

*

REFLCTR

SMV Sign

11.

00776031

1

________

Canister, Operator’s Manual

* Supplied by Tractor Manufacturer. Replace if missing from tractor.

NOTE: Order D438 Safety Decal Sheet which includes all safety decals.

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Decal Description

Logo: BUSH HOG (3.20” x 14.50”)

P/N 50057411

MODEL NAME: 1035

P/N 50069069

WARNING! - DO NOT operate with oil leaks.

-Inspecthoses regularly. Failure to inspect and replace worn hoses may allow them to rupture suddenly and violently, resulting in serious bodily injury or death from scalding, fire burn injury, or oil penetration.

-Frayed,torn or crimped hoses may rupture and spray hot oil on operator causing serious injury. Oil may spray on hot tractor parts and catch fire resulting in severe injury, burn or death.

-Tocheck for hose leak, shut tractor off and remove hydraulic pressure. Never use hands to check for leaks.-Wearsafety glasses, oil, impenetrable gloves, and use cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If you suspect a leak, remove the hose and have it tested at a dealer.

KEEP SHIELDS IN PLACE OVER HYDRAULIC COMPONENTS. Do not operate equipment if shields are missing or if oil leaks exist.

-Repairor replace hoses as needed to prevent unexpected failure and possible serious injury to operator or bystander. If oil penetrates skin, serious injury or gangrene could occur. A doctor familiar with this type of injury must surgically remove the injected fluid immediately.

P/N 52740

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SAFETY

SAFETY

WARNING! Lock valve when in transport or storage.

P/N 52203

Loader Positions.

P/N 52204

Loader Safety

-Read,understand and follow the operation, warning, and safety instructions in the Operator’s Manual.

-Equiptractor with ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) before installing or operating the loader.

-OperateLoader only from operator’s seat with the seatbelt securely fastened around you.

-Carrybucket low during transport for better visibility and to avoid overturns.

-Keepbystanders 10 feet away when operating loader.-Whenparking or servicing unit, lower bucket to the ground on level hard surface, stop engine, set parking brake, place transmission in park.

-Readand understand mounting instructions in the operator’s manual before installing or detaching loader.-Donot remove bucket or attachment form detached loader.

-Donot allow riders on tractor or loader.

-Donot allow children or untrained persons to operate loader.

D469

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Crushing Hazard, Electrocution Hazard, Falling

Hazard.

D468

Crushing Hazard

D471

DANGER! - Use ROPS and seatbelt at all times. Add recommended rear ballast. Operate tractor at low speeds. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death.

D470

Slow Moving Vehicle Decal. Keep SMV reflector clean and visible. DO NOT transport or operate without the SMV.

P/N 03200347

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SAFETY

SAFETY

Read Operator’s Manual! The operator’s manual is located inside this canister. If the manual is missing order one from your dealer.

P/N 00776031

SAFETY

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SAFETY

Federal Laws and Regulations

This section is intended to explain in broad terms the concept and effect of federal laws and regulations concerning employer and employee equipment operators. This section is not intended as a legal interpretation of the law and should not be considered as such.

Employer-EmployeeOperator Regulations

U.S. Public Law 91-596(TheWilliams-SteigerOccupational and Health Act of 1970) OSHA

This Act Seeks:

“...to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources...”

DUTIES

Sec. 5 (a) Each employer-

(1)shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees;

(2)shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.

(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.

OSHA Training Requirements

Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations Part 1928.57(a)(6). www.osha.gov

Operator instructions. At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, the employer shall instruct every employee who operates an agricultural tractor and implements in the safe operating practices and servicing of equipment with which they are or will be involved, and of any other practices dictated by the work environment.

Keep all guards in place when the machine is in operation; Permit no riders on equipment

Stop engine, disconnect the power source, and wait for all machine movement to stop before servicing, adjusting, cleaning or unclogging the equipment, except where the machine must be running to be properly serviced or maintained, in which case the employer shall instruct employees as to all steps and procedures which are necessary to safely service or maintain the equipment.

Make sure everyone is clear of machinery before starting the engine, engaging power, or operating the machine.

Employer Responsibilities:

To ensure employee safety during Tractor and Implement operation, it is the employer’s responsibility to:

1.Train the employee in the proper and safe operation of the Tractor and Implement.

2.Require that the employee read and fully understand the Tractor and Implement Operator’s manual.

3.Permit only qualified and properly trained employees to operate the Tractor and Implement.

4.Maintain the Tractor and Implement in a safe operational condition and maintain all shields and guards on the equipment.

5.Ensure the Tractor is equipped with a functional ROPS and seat belt and require that the employee operator securely fasten the safety belt and operate with the ROPS in the raised position at all times.

6.Forbid the employee operator to carry additional riders on the Tractor or Implement.

7.Provide the required tools to maintain the Tractor and Implement in a good safe working condition and provide the necessary support devices to secure the equipment safely while performing repairs and service.

8.Require that the employee operator stop operation if bystanders or passersby come within 300 feet.

Child Labor Under 16 Years of Age

Some regulations specify that no one under the age of 16 may operate power machinery. It is your responsibility to know what these regulations are in your own area or situation. (Refer to U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment Standard Administration, Wage & Home Division, Child Labor Bulletin #102.)

SAFETY

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INTRODUCTION SECTION

Introduction Section 2-1

(SG-25)
(SG-10)
(SG-11)

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

This 1035 Loader is designed with care and built with quality materials by skilled workers. Proper assembly, maintenance, and operating practices, as described in this manual, will help the owner/operator get years of satisfactory service from the machine.

The purpose of this manual is to familiarize and instruct. The Assembly Section instructs the owner/operator in the correct assembly of the Front End Loader using standard and optional equipment. The Parts manual is designed to familiarize the owner/operator with replaceable parts on the Loader. This Part Manual provides exploded assembly drawings of each Loader component illustrating each piece and the corresponding part number.

Careful use and timely service saves extensive repairs and costly downtime losses. The Operation and Maintenance Sections of the manual train the owner/operator how to work the Front End Loader correctly and attend to appropriate maintenance. The Trouble Shooting Guide helps diagnose difficulties and offers solution to the problems.

Safety is of primary importance to the owner/operator and to the manufacturer. The first section of this manual includes a list of Safety Messages, that, if followed, will help protect the operator and bystanders from injury or death. Many of the Safety Messages will be repeated throughout the manual. The owner/operator/dealer should know these Safety Messages before assembly and be aware of the hazards of operating this Loader during assembly, use, and maintenance. The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word, as seen below, is intended to warn the owner/operator of impending hazards and the degree of possible injury faced when operating this machine.

It is recommended that tractor wheels be moved to the widest setting and rear ballast be applied to increase tractor stability.

Never allow children to operate, ride on, or come close to the Tractor or

Implement. Usually, 16-17year-oldchildren who are mature and responsible can operate the implement with adult supervision, if they have read and understand the Operator’s Manuals, been trained in proper operation of the tractor and Implement, and are physically large enough to reach and operate the controls easily.

Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.

Falling off can result in serious injury or death.

Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off the Equipment and be injured or killed. Inadvertent contact with controls can cause the Implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others.

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(SG-7)
(SBH-7)
(SG-30)

INTRODUCTION

DO NOT use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the

Tractor and Implement. Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to operate the equipment safely. Before operating the Tractor or Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-countermedication must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely. NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.(SG-27)

Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Never walk or work under any raised boom or bucket. The Boom could fall and cause serious bodily injury or death. Always lower the boom and bucket flat on the ground or support the Boom and bucket on safety stands. Unload all hydraulic actuators prior to performing any maintenance. To do this, set the bucket on the ground then kill the tractor engine. Push and pull the control levers in and out several times to remove pressure. Do not work under raised Boom or Bucket unless components are securely blocked up to prevent inadvertent dropping.

Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved roll- over-protectivesystem (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or even death could result from falling off thetractor--particularlyduring a turnover when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS.

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

The Bush Hog 1035 Loader is designed for two or four-wheeldrive tractors. They are intended to lift only loose materials that will fit in the bucket. All cylinders aredouble-acting.Parking stands support loader so tractor can be “driven in” for quick attaching.

Front and rear, and left and right are the operator’s position while seated in the tractor seat.

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INTRODUCTION

Attention Owner/Operator

BEFORE OPERATING THIS MACHINE:

1.Carefully read the Operator’s Manual, completely understand the Safety Messages and instructions, and know how to operate correctly both the tractor and implement.

2.Fill out the Warranty Card in full. Be sure to answer all questions, including the Serial Number of the implement. Mail within 30 days of delivery date of this implement.

NOTE: Warranties are honored only if completed “Owner Registration and Warranty” forms are received by Alamo Group within thirty days of delivery of the implement.

3. Record the Loader Model and Serial Numbers on the Warranty page. Keep this as part of the permanent maintenance file for the implement.

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INTRODUCTION

ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTING THE LOADER SECTION

Assembly Section 3-1

(SL-32)
(SL-11)
(SL-23)

ASSEMBLY

ASSEMBLY

Assembly Instructions

To avoid injury during installation of the loader attachment, do not allow bystanders within 10 feet of loader or attachment.

Always wear safety glasses when removing or installing buckets.

Always use a drift and hammer made of non-sparkingmaterial (ashot-filledmallet is recommended) to install or remove pins. A steel hammer or drift could generate flying metal fragments and result in injury. Always wear safety glasses when using a hammer to remove or install pins.

Always have a heavy attachment, such as a bucket mounted on loader when it is removed from tractor.

It is important not to put excessive weight on parking stands with lift cylinder retraction. Damage may result.

Never allow anyone to get under the loader or attachment or to reach through the loader lift arms when raised. Serious injury could result from crushing or pinching by the loader or attachment. (SL-06)

Make sure the loader is properly attached to the tractor and the retaining pins securely lock the loader into position. Improper mounting of the loader onto the tractor can result in the loader falling causing serious injury.

Only mount the loader on a tractor that is listed on the mounting instructions. Never mount on a tricycle steering front axle. Move the tractor front and rear wheels to the widest spacing and add the recommended rear tractor ballast to prevent tractor tip over. Keep the tractor tires properly inflated. Maintain at least 25% of the total Tractor and Loader weight including the maximum load in the bucket or attachment on the rear axle. Always wear your seatbelt and make sure the ROPS structure is fully deployed to prevent serious injury or death from the tractor tipping over.

Make sure all air is purged from the hydraulic system before using the loader. Air in the system can cause the loader to respond sluggishly or with unexpected movement. The air can be purged from the cylinder lines by fully cycling the cylinders several times from the fully closed to fully open position. Sudden or unexpected movement or dropping of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury.

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ASSEMBLY

Proper Ballasting and Wheel Spacing

Spread front wheels to maximum distance.

Spread rear wheels to maximum distance.

Add rear wheel weight, rear ballast box or implement. Make sure there is 25% of total weight on rear axle.

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ASSEMBLY

(SL-32)
(SL-11)
(SL-23)

ASSEMBLY

ASSEMBLY

Dismounting and Mounting Mid-MountLoader

To avoid injury during installation of loader, do not allow bystanders within 10 feet of loader or attachment.

Always have a heavy attachment, such as a bucket mounted on loader when it is removed from tractor.

Always use a drift and hammer made of non-sparkingmaterial (ashot-filledmallet is recommended) to install or remove pins. A steel hammer or drift could generate flying metal fragments and result in injury. Always wear safety glasses when using a hammer to remove or install pins.

It is important not to put excessive weight on parking stands with lift cylinder retraction. Damage may result.

Never allow anyone to get under the loader or attachment or to reach through the loader lift arms when raised. Serious injury could result from crushing or pinching by the loader or attachment. (SL-06)

Make sure the loader is properly attached to the tractor and the retaining pins securely lock the loader into position. Improper mounting of the loader onto the tractor can result in the loader falling causing serious injury.

Only mount the loader on a tractor that is listed on the mounting instructions. Never mount on a tricycle steering front axle. Move the tractor front and rear wheels to the widest spacing and add the recommended rear tractor ballast to prevent tractor tip over. Keep the tractor tires properly inflated. Maintain at least 25% of the total Tractor and Loader weight including the maximum load in the bucket or attachment on the rear axle. Always wear your seatbelt and make sure the ROPS structure is fully deployed to prevent serious injury or death from the tractor tipping over.

Make sure all air is purged from the hydraulic system before using the loader. Air in the system can cause the loader to respond sluggishly or with unexpected movement. The air can be purged from the cylinder lines by fully cycling the cylinders several times from the fully closed to fully open position. Sudden or unexpected movement or dropping of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury.

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ASSEMBLY

Dismounting Loader

To avoid injury during installation of loader:

Place loader bucket against barrier to restrict forward movement of loader.

Do not permit bystanders within 15 feet of loader.

Loader must be equipped with a bucket or other optional attachment to dismount from tractor.

When dismounting loader, maintain clearance between loader side frames and tractor hood and front axle.

1.Locate tractor and loader on firm level ground.
2.With bucket raised above ground, tilt bucket down approximately 30° from level.
3.Lower boom by retracting lift cylinders to lift tractor front end (tires can be off ground).

4.Stop engine. Allow tractor front end to lower by relaxing ONLY lift cylinders with control lever. This will remove pressure on hitch pins. See Figure Asm-L-0025.

Note: Do not relax bucket cylinders.

5.Set parking brake. Rotate parking stands from storage position by removing linch pins and clevis pins. Reinstall clevis pins and linch pins when parking stands are in operation position (See Figure Asm-L-0024).

ASSEMBLY

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ASSEMBLY

 

 

 

 

6.

Remove linch pins and 1” hitch pins from loader upright.

 

7.

Start tractor engine and release brakes. Retract bucket cylinders to allow parking stands to contact

 

 

ground.

 

8.

Extend lift cylinders 6” to 8” to rotate top of

 

 

loader uprights forward out of the mount,

 

 

allowing tractor to be pushed rearward. Retract

 

 

bucket cylinders until lower loader upright pins

 

 

clear mount pin saddles and front tires (See

ASSEMBLY

 

Figure Asm-L-0026).

9.

Move tractor rearward approximately 6”, being

 

 

 

certain not to stretch hydraulic hoses.

 

10. Stop tractor engine and set parking brake.

 

 

Relax lift cylinders and bucket cylinders by

 

 

moving each control lever in both directions.

 

 

Disconnect hydraulic hoses from tractor.

 

11. Start tractor engine and release brakes. Slowly

 

 

back tractor out of loader.

 

 

 

Mounting Loader

Mounting is basically reverse of dismounting.

1.Slowly drive tractor into loader approximately 6” from loader mounts. Shut off tractor engine and set parking brake.
2.Connect hydraulic hoses. Make sure couplers are clean before connecting together.

3.Start engine and release parking brake. Make sure lift cylinders are extended 6” to 8”. Stroke bucket cylinders to raise or lower upright pin to clear each front mount pin saddle by approximately 1” (See Figure

Asm-L-0026).

4.Drive tractor forward until loader upright pins contact mount vertical stop surfaces just above the mount pin saddles (See Figure Asm-L-0026).Extend bucket cylinders to FULLY seat both loader upright pins into mount pin saddles and raise parking stands off ground. Retract lift cylinders, allowing tractor to move forward. Continue until loader uprights have fully seated into back of mount tube saddles by retracting lift cylinders to raise tractor front end (tires can be off ground).

5.Stop engine. Allow tractor front end to lower by relaxing ONLY lift cylinders with control lever.
6.Set parking braket. Insert two 1” hitch pins and linch pins.

7.Remove linch pins and clevis pins from parking stands, rotate stands into storage position and secure with clevis pins and linch pins (See Figure Asm-L-0024).

Note: If front wheel spacings were changed while loader was off tractor, tire clearances must be checked and possibly adjusted to ensure proper clearances.

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ASSEMBLY

Attaching Pin on Bucket

Always wear safety glasses when removing or installing buckets.

Always use a drift and hammer made of non-sparkingmaterial (ashot-filledmallet is recommended) to install or remove pins. A steel hammer to drift could generate flying material fragments and result in injury. Always wear safety glasses when using a hammer to remove or install pins.

ASSEMBLY

Material bucket can be installed using tools ordinarily available.

1.Attach bucket to lift boom frame and bucket cylinders with four 1” pins, 5-16x1-3/4cap screws and5-16lock nuts (Supplied with loader).

2.Install level indicator rod in level guide tube on right bucket cylinder. Sandwich level indicator rod angle between right inside bucket ear and cylinder rod end.

3.Set bucket level on ground and adjust level guide tube along bucket cylinder until end of guide tube is flush with end or rod.

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OPERATION SECTION

Operation Section 4-1

(SG-3)
(SG-2)

OPERATION

OPERATION

BUSH HOG 1035 LOADER

OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS

READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards.

Si no lee ingles, pida ayuda a alguien que si lo lea para que le traduzca las medidas de seguridad.

Your Loader should now be assembled and inspected for any evidence of defective or damaged parts before

use. Any evidence of damage should be reported to your dealer immediately.

This section of the Operator’s Manual is designed to familiarize, instruct, and educate safe and proper loader use to the operator. Pictures contained in this section are intended to be used as a visual aid to assist in explaining the operation of a 1035 loader and are not necessarily of a 1035 loader or exact tractor. Some pictures may show shields removed for purposes of clarity. NEVER OPERATE this implement without all shields in place and in good operational condition. The operator must be familiar with the loader and tractor operation and all associated safety practices before operating the loader and tractor. Proper operation of the loader, as detailed in this manual, will help ensure years of safe and satisfactory use of the loader.

READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY SECTION OF THIS

MANUAL AND THE TRACTOR MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT. If you do not understand any of the instructions, contact your nearest authorized dealer for a full explanation. Pay close attention to all safety signs and safety messages contained in this manual and those affixed to the implement and tractor. OPS-U- 0001

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OPERATION

1. Standard Equipment and Specifications

Specifications will vary with tire size, hydraulic system and bucket used. Specifications are given for a loader equipped with a 48” bucket, with engine operating at 2800 RPM.

 

 

Model 1035

Horsepower Range

15-25HP

System pressure/flow rate

2000 PSI/ 5 GPM

Lift Capacity to maximum height

850 lbs.

Breakout force at pivot pin

1500 lbs.

Rollback force at ground line

1100 lbs.

Total weight with bucket (approx.)

660 lbs.

Raising time to full height

3.2 sec.

Lower time

2.2 sec.

Bucket dump time

2.2 sec.

Bucket rollback time

2.1 sec.

Hydraulic system flow

5 GPM

System pressure at rated flow

2000 PSI

Lift Cylinders number and type

two, 1-1/2Dia. D/A

Dump Cylinders number and type

two, 1-1/2Dia. D/A

A.

Maximum Lift Height at Pivot Pin

73”

B.

Maximum Height Under Bucket

71”

C.

Clearance with Bucket Dumped

56”

D.

Reach at Maximum Lift Height

26.5”

E.

Maximum Dump Angle

45°

F.

Reach with Bucket on Ground

52”

G.

Bucket Rollback Angle

25°

H.

Digging Depth

3”

I.

Overall Height in Carry Position

43”

(Manufacturers estimated specifications and design subject to change without notice.)

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OPERATION

(SG-22)
(SG-I7)
(SG-16)

OPERATION

OPERATION

2. Operator Requirements

DO NOT use drugs or alcohol immediately before or while operating the

Tractor and Implement. Drugs and alcohol will affect an operator’s alertness and coordination and therefore affect the operator’s ability to operate the equipment safely. Before operating the Tractor or Implement, an operator on prescription or over-the-countermedication must consult a medical professional regarding any side effects of the medication that would hinder their ability to operate the Equipment safely. NEVER knowingly allow anyone to operate this equipment when their alertness or coordination is impaired. Serious injury or death to the operator or others could result if the operator is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.(SG-27)

Never operate the Tractor or Implement until you have read and completely understand this Manual, the Tractor Operator’s Manual, and each of the Safety Messages found in the Manual or on the Tractor and Implement. Learn how to stop the tractor engine suddenly in an emergency. Never allow inexperienced or untrained personnel to operate the Tractor or Implement without supervision. Make sure the operator has fully read and understood the manuals prior to operation.

(SG-4)

The operator and all support personnel should wear hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, and proper hearing protection at all times for protection from injury including injury from items that may be thrown by the equipment.

PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE

PERMANENT HEARING LOSS! Tractors with or without an Implement attached can often be noisy enough to cause permanent hearing loss. We recommend that you always wear hearing protection if the noise in the Operator’s position exceeds 80db. Noise over 85db over an extended period of time will cause severe hearing loss. Noise over 90db adjacent to the Operator over an extended period of time will cause permanent or total hearing loss. NOTE: Hearing loss from loud noise [from tractors, chain saws, radios, and other such sources close to the ear] is cumulative over a lifetime without hope of natural recovery.

Always read carefully and comply fully with the manufacturer’s instructions when handling oil, solvents, cleansers, and any other chemical agent.

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(SG-41)
(SL-19)
(SG-33)
(SG-32)
(SG-31)
(SG-23)

OPERATION

Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health.

Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Prolonged operation may cause operator boredom and fatigue affecting safe operation.

Take scheduled work breaks to help prevent these potentially impaired operating conditions. Never operate the Implement and Tractor in a fatigued or bored mental state which impairs proper and safe operation.

Use extreme caution when getting onto the Implement to perform repairs, maintenance and when removing accumulated material. Only stand on solid flat surfaces to ensure good footing. Use a ladder or raised stand to access high spots which cannot be reached from ground level. Slipping and falling can cause serious injury or death.

Use extreme care when loading, carrying or handling any agricultural fertilizers, chemicals or biological residue. Follow the manufacturer’s handling instructions and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including gloves, safety glasses and respirator when required. If you are using a tractor equipped with a cab, make sure the cab is rated for appropriate environmental exposure. Be safe and always wear proper protection. Short or long term exposure to certain chemicals and materials can result in serious injury or death.

Repeated or substantial breathing of hazardous dusts, including crystalline silica, could cause fatal or serious respiratory disease including silicosis. Concrete, masonry, many types of rock, and various other materials contain silica sand. California lists respirable crystalline silica as a substance known to cause cancer. Operation of this equipment under certain conditions may generate airborne dust particles that could contain crystalline silica. In those conditions, personal protective equipment including an appropriate respirator must be used. If excessive dust is generated, a dust collection or suppression system should also be used during operation.

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OPERATION

(SL-02)
(SG-7)

OPERATION

OPERATION

Safe operation of the unit is the responsibility of a qualified operator. A qualified operator has read and understands the implement and tractor Operator’s Manuals and is experienced in implement and tractor operation and all associated safety practices. In addition to the safety messages contained in this manual, safety signs are affixed to the implement and tractor. If any part of the operation and safe use of this equipment is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete explanation.

If the operator cannot read the manuals for themselves or does not completely understand the operation of the equipment, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to read and explain the manuals, safety practices, and operating instructions to the operator.

Safe operation of equipment requires that the operator wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the job conditions when attaching, operating, servicing, and repairing the equipment. PPE is designed to provide operator protection and includes the following safety wear:

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Protective Eye Glasses, Goggles, or Face Shield

Hard Hat

Steel Toe Safety Footwear

Gloves

Hearing Protection

Close Fitting Clothing

Respirator or Filter Mask (depends on operating conditions) OPS-L- 0021

3. Tractor Requirements

Operate this Equipment only with a Tractor equipped with an approved roll- over-protectivesystem (ROPS). Always wear seat belts. Serious injury or even death could result from falling off thetractor--particularlyduring a turnover when the operator could be pinned under the ROPS.

For added safety when lifting loads above the height of the operator, install a certified Falling Object Protective Structure. Shiftable loads, round bales, large loose items, and loader attachments can fall toward the operator resulting in serious injury or death. Falling Object Protective Structure (FOPS) rated Cab may be obtained from the tractor dealer or other sources.

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Tractor Requirements and Capabilities

ASABE approved Roll-OverProtective Structure (ROPS) or ROPS cab and seat belt.

Tractor Safety Devices ................. Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, lighting

Tractor Ballast ............................... As required to maintain 25% of gross weight of tractor, loader and

bucket load on rear tires

3.1 ROPS and Seat Belt

The tractor must be equipped with a Roll-Over-Protective-Structure(ROPS) (tractor cab orroll-bar)and seat belt to protect the operator from falling off the tractor, especially during a roll over where the driver could be crushed and killed. Only operate the tractor with the ROPS in the raised position and seat belt fastened. Tractor models not equipped with a ROPS and seat belt should have these life saving features installed by an authorized dealer.OPS-U- 0003

3.2 Tractor Lighting and SMV Emblem

If the tractor will be operated near or traveled on a public roadway it must be equipped with proper warning lighting and a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem which are clearly visible from the rear of the unit. Most tractor’s have different settings for operating and transporting lighting. Refer to the tractor operator’s manual for using the tractor’s light switch and operating the turn signals.

OPS-B-0017

3.3 Tractor Ballast

Before operating tractor and loader, add sufficient counterweight so a minimum of 25% of the total weight is on the rear axle. Total weight includes weight of: tractor, loader, rated load in bucket, and counterweight. Rated load is lift capacity at full height at 500mm forward of bucket pivot point. (See Standard Equipment and Specifications). When determining required counterweight bucket should be at maximum forward position (bucket pivot point at the same height as boom pivot point on mast).

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(SG-10)
(SG-12)

OPERATION

OPERATION

To ensure tractor stability when operating add wheel ballast or rear weights to rear tractor tires. For better stability, use tractor with wide front axle rather than tricycle front wheels. Move wheels to the tractor manufacturer’s widest recommended settings to increase stability. If 3-Pointhitch counterweights are used, they should be carried as low as possible at all times to maximize stability. Effective counterbalance weight at rear axle of mounted rear equipment is determined by multiplying actual weight of equipment by 1.50.

EXAMPLE: Equipment weighing 800 pounds, attached to tractor, multiplied by 1.50, equals 1200 pounds of effective counterbalance weight at rear axle.

A tractor that does not meet this criteria is DANGEROUS and should not be operated as upset of the unit can occur resulting in possible serious injury and property damage. OPS-L- 0001_A

4. Getting On and Off the Tractor

Do not mount or dismount the Tractor while the tractor is moving. Mount the Tractor only when the Tractor and all moving parts are completelystopped.

Before getting onto the tractor, the operator must read and completely understand the implement and tractor operator manuals. If any part of either manual is not completely understood, consult an authorized dealer for a complete explanation. OPS-L- 0022

4.1 Boarding the Tractor

Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.

Falling off can result in serious injury or death.

Never grasp control levers when mounting the machine. (SBH-4)

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Use both hands and equipped handrails and steps for support when boarding the tractor. Never use control levers for support when mounting the tractor. Seat yourself in the operator’s seat and secure the seat belt around you.

Never allow passengers to ride on the tractor or attached equipment. Riders can easily fall off and be seriously injured or killed from falling off and being ran over. It is the operator’s responsibility to forbid all extra riders at all times. OPS-L- 0023

4.2 Dismounting the Tractor

BEFORE leaving the tractor seat lower the implement, set the parking brake and/or set the tractor transmission in parking gear, disengage the PTO, stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop. Place the tractor shift lever into a low range or parking gear to prevent the tractor from rolling. Never dismount a Tractor that is moving or while the engine is running. Operate the Tractor controls from the tractor seat only. (SG-9)

Before dismounting the tractor and loader lower the loader to the ground or onto solid support blocks. Engage the loader valve travel lock to prevent inadvertent movement of the valve controls causing the loader to suddenly move and drop. Sudden dropping of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury. (SL-05)

Before dismounting, park the tractor and implement on a reasonably level surface, apply the parking brake, idle the engine down, disengage the PTO, and lower the implement to the ground. Shut down the tractor engine according to the operator’s manual, remove the key, and wait for all motion to completely stop. Never leave the seat until the tractor, its engine and all moving parts have come to a complete stop.

Use hand rails and steps when exiting the tractor. Be careful of your step and use extra caution when mud, ice, snow or other matter has accumulated on the steps or hand rails. Use all handrails and steps for support and never rush or jump off the tractor. OPS-L- 0024

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(SG-13)
(SG-23)

OPERATION

OPERATION

5. Starting the Tractor

Never run the Tractor engine in a closed building or without adequate ventilation. The exhaust fumes can be hazardous to your health.

Start tractor only when properly seated in the Tractor seat. Starting a tractor in gear can result in injury or death. Read the Tractor operators manual for proper starting instructions.

The operator must have a complete understanding of the placement, function, and operational use of all tractor controls before starting the tractor. Review the tractor operator’s manual and consult an authorized dealer for tractor operation instructions if needed.

Essential Tractor Controls:

Locate the ignition switch

Locate the light control lever

Locate the engine shut off control

Locate the engine throttle control

Locate the brake pedals and the clutch

Locate the parking brake

Locate the PTO control

Locate the 3-pointhitch control lever

Locate the hydraulic remote control levers

Before starting the tractor ensure the following:

Conduct all pre-startoperation inspection and service according to the tractor operator’s manual.

Make sure all guards, shields, and other safety devices are securely in place.

The parking brake is on.

The 3-pointhitch control lever is in the lowered position.

The hydraulic remote control levers are in the neutral position.

The tractor transmission levers are in park or neutral.

Refer to the tractor owner’s manual for tractor starting procedures. Only start the tractor while seated and belted in the tractor operator’s seat. Never bypass the ignition switch by short circuiting the starter solenoid. After the tractor engine is running, avoid accidental contact with the tractor transmission to prevent sudden and unexpected tractor movement. OPS-L-0025

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(SL-36)
(SG-21)

OPERATION

6. Pre-OperationInspection and Service

Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining this machine in good working order.

Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious injury or even death.

Before each use, a pre-operationinspection and service of the implement and tractor must be performed.

This includes routine maintenance and scheduled lubrication, inspecting that all safety devices are equipped and functional, and performing needed repairs. DO NOT operate the unit if the pre-operationinspection reveals any condition affecting safe operation. Perform repairs and replacement of damaged and missing parts as soon as noticed. By performing a thoroughpre-operationinspection and service, valuable down time and repair cost can be avoided.OPS-L-0026

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(SG-34)
(SG-21)

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OPERATION

6.1 Tractor Pre-OperationInspection/Service

Refer to the tractor operator’s manual to ensure a complete pre-operationinspection and scheduled service is performed according to the manufacturers recommendations. The following are some of the items that require daily service and inspection:

Tire condition/air pressure

Wheel lug bolts

Steering linkage

PTO shield

SMV sign is clean and visible

Tractor’s lights are clean and functional

Tractor Seat belt is in good condition

Tractor ROPS is in good condition

ROPS is in the raised position

No tractor oil leaks

Radiator free of debris

Engine oil level and condition

Engine coolant level and condition

Power brake fluid level

Power steering fluid level

Fuel condition and level

Sufficient lubrication at all lube points

Air filter condition OPS-U-0030

6.2 Loader Pre-OperationInspection/Service

Periodically inspect all moving parts for wear and replace when necessary with authorized service parts. Look for loose fasteners, worn or broken parts, and leaky or loose fittings. Make sure all pins have cotter pins and washers. Serious injury may occur from not maintaining this machine in good working order.

Avoid contact with hot surfaces including hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and hose connections. Relieve hydraulic pressure before performing maintenance or repairs. Use gloves and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface or fluid can cause serious injury from burns or scalding.

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(SG-15)

OPERATION

Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil and fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do not check for leaks with your hand! High-pressureoil streams from breaks in the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage including gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE OFF and remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves, safety glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If you suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer. If oil does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure.

Before operation, a complete inspection and service is required to ensure the loader is in a good and safe working condition. Damaged and/or broken parts should be repaired and/or replaced immediately. To ensure the loader is ready for operation, conduct the following. OPS-L-0027

The operator’s manual and safety signs affixed on the unit contain important instructions on the safe and proper use of the equipment. Maintain these important safety features on the implement in good condition to ensure the information is available to the operator at all times.

Ensure the manual canister is secured to the equipment with the operator’s manual inside.

Ensure all safety signs are in place and legible. Replace missing, damaged, and illegible decals. OPS-U- 0011

MOUNT ASSEMBLY

Inspect condition of mounting frame weldment.

Ensure all bolts and screws are in position and are properly torqued.

Ensure all pins are in place and fastened with screws.

Ensure frame is properly mounted to tractor and hardware is properly installed and tightened. OPS-L-0004_A

Mount Frame Assembly

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LOADER BOOM ASSEMBLY

Inspect condition of each arm section weldment

Ensure all pins are in place.

Ensure all bolts and screws are properly installed.

Check condition of bushings at boom pivot points.

Ensure each hydraulic cylinder is installed and retained correctly. Ensure the proper size pins are used to retain the cylinders in place and are secured properly. OPS-L-0005_B

HYDRAULIC LINE INSPECTION

Check for hydraulic leaks along hoses,

cylinders and fittings. IMPORTANT: DO NOT use your hands to check for oil leaks. Use a piece of heavy paper or cardboard to check for hydraulic oil leaks.

Inspect the condition of the valve weldment.

• Ensure fitting is properly connected

• Inspect condition of bushings. OPS-L-0018_B

Hydraulic Hoses

BUCKET INSPECTION

Ensure all pins are in place.

Ensure each hydraulic cylinder is installed and retained correctly. Ensure the proper size pins are used to retain the cylinders in place and are secured properly.

Inspect the condition of the bucket lug weldments.

Inspect condition of bushings.

OPS-L-0007_B

Bucket Pins

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Tractor PRE-OPERATIONInspection

Tractor ID#:________________________Make:________________________

Date:______________________________Shift:________________________

Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake engaged. Make sure the implement is resting on the ground or securely blocked up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.

Item

Condition at

Specific Comments if

Start of Shift

not O.K.

 

 

 

 

The flashing lights function properly

 

 

The SMV Sign is clean and visible

 

 

The tires are in good condition with proper pressure

 

 

The wheel lug bolts are tight

 

 

The tractor brakes are in good condition

 

 

The steering linkage is in good condition

 

 

There are no visible oil leaks

 

 

The hydraulic controls function properly

 

 

The ROPS or ROBS Cab is in good condition

 

 

The seatbelt is in place and in good condition

 

 

The 3-pointhitch is in good condition

 

 

The drawbar pins are securely in place

 

 

The PTO master shield is in place

 

 

The engine oil level is full

 

 

The brake fluid level is full

 

 

The power steering fluid level is full

 

 

The fuel level is adequate

 

 

The engine coolant fluid level is full

 

 

The radiator is free of debris

 

 

The air filter is in good condition

 

 

Operator’s Signature:___________________________________________________

DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or IMPLEMENT

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OPERATION

OPERATION

FRONT END LOADER PRE-OPERATIONInspection

Front End Loader ID#_______________Make____________________

Date_____________________________Shift____________________

Before conducting the inspection, make sure the tractor engine is off, all rotation has stopped and the tractor is in park with the parking brake engaged. Make sure the Loader is resting on the ground or securely blocked up and all hydraulic pressure has been relieved.

Item

Condition at

Specific Comments if

Start of Shift

not O.K.

 

The Operator’s Manual is in the Canister on the Loader

All Safety Decals are in place and legible

The Mounting frame bolts are in place and tight

The Loader Arms are securely retained in frame mounts

The Loader connection bolts & pins are tight

There are no cracks in Loader Arms or Mounts

The Attachment pins are in place and secure

The Bucket Quick Attach pins pass through the attachment

The Bucket Quick Attach control levers are in the lock position

The Hydraulic Cylinder pins are secured

The Hydraulic hose connections are tight

The Hydraulic Valve hose connections are tight

There are no leaking or damaged hoses

There is no evidence of Hydraulic leaks

The Control Valve Lock functions correctly

The Pivot Pins are properly lubricated

The Loader Storage Stands are in good condition

Operator’s Signature:

DO NOT OPERATE an UNSAFE TRACTOR or FRONT END LOADER

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(STI-10)
(SG-19)

OPERATION

7. Driving the Tractor and Loader

Be careful when operating or transporting this equipment to prevent the Implement from running into or striking sign posts, guard rails, concrete abutments or other solid objects. Such an impact could cause the Implement and Tractor to pivot violently resulting in loss of steering control, serious injury, or even death. Never allow the Implement to contact obstacles. (SBH-48)

Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and

how it handles before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes are in good condition and operate properly.

Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:

Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes smoothly to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As you increase the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases. Determine the maximum transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this equipment.

Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only after you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use extreme care and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this equipment before operating on roads or uneven ground.

Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly control the equipment.

Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you and watch out for the other guy.

Your driving vision may be reduced or impaired by the tractor, cab, or implement. Before driving on public roadways identify any limited vision areas, and make adjustments to your operating position, mirrors, and the implement transport position so that you can clearly see the area where you will be traveling, and any traffic that may approach you. Failure to maintain adequate vision of the public roadway and traffic can result in serious injury or even death.

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(SL-17)
(SL-07)

OPERATION

OPERATION

Use extra care when turning or stopping. Allow for increased length and weight of added loader. The loader adds five to six feet of length in front of the tractor and significant weight. Allow extra distance when stopping or turning. Do not allow loader or attachment to contact solid objects.

Safe tractor transport requires the operator possess a thorough knowledge of the model being operated and precautions to take while driving with an attached implement. Ensure the tractor has the capacity to handle the weight of the implement and the tractor operating controls are set for safe transport. To ensure safety while driving the tractor with an attached implement, review the following. OPS-L- 0028

7.1 Driving the Tractor and Loader

Start off driving at a slow speed and gradually increase your speed while maintaining complete control of the tractor and loader. Moving slowly at first will also prevent the tractor from rearing up and loss of steering control. The tractor should never be operated at speeds that cannot be safely handled or which will prevent the operator from stopping quickly during an emergency. If the power steering or engine ceases operating, stop the tractor immediately as the tractor will be difficult to control.

Perform turns with the tractor and loader at slow speeds to determine how the tractor with an attached implements handles a turn. Determine the safe speed to maintain proper control of the tractor when making turns. When turning with an implement, the overall working length of the unit is increased. Allow additional clearance for the loader when turning.

To avoid overturns, drive the tractor with care and at safe speeds, especially when operating over rough ground, crossing ditches or slopes, and turning corners. Tractor rear wheel spacing should be increased when operating on inclines or rough ground to reduce the possibility of tipping.

Use extreme caution when operating on steep slopes. Keep the tractor in a low gear when going downhill. DO NOT coast or free-wheeldownhill.OPS-L-0030

8. Operating the Tractor and Loader

Do not attempt to lift loads in excess of loader capacity.

Operating loader on a hillside is dangerous. Extreme care is recommended. Keep bucket as low as possible.

Use extreme care when piling material above 6 feet high. Material could shift and fall onto the operator or bystanders. The material could crush or suffocate the operator or bystander resulting in serious injury or death.

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(SL-07)
(SL-01)
(SG-40)
(SG-29)
(SBH-9)
(SL-21)

OPERATION

Do not raise the loader on a hillside. Do not transport across a slope with a raised loader. When the loader is raised, the center of gravity of the tractor and loader is raised increasing the potential for the tractor to tip over. Tractor wheel contact with any wash out, drop off or the ground obstruction with a raised loader could result in the tractor tipping over and causing serious bodily injury.

Do not operate or raise the loader near the edge of a ditch or where loose soil can give way and allow the tractor to tip over. Keep the tractor tires away from loose soil or the edge of a drop off. Always wear your seatbelt when operating the loader to reduce the possibility of serious injury from a tractor tip over or roll over. (SL-24)

The Boom is designed only to position and operate the Bucket which is attached to it. Never attempt to lift, pull, or push other solid objects with the boom or bucket. Serious injury could result from a structural failure when the Boom is used for purposes other than those for which it was designed.

Operate the Tractor and/or Implement controls only while properly seated in the Tractor seat with the seat belt securely fastened around you. Inadvertent movement of the Tractor or Implement may cause serious injury or death.

DO NOT operate this Implement on a Tractor that is not properly maintained. Should a mechanical or Tractor control failure occur while operating, immediately shut down the Tractor and perform repairs before resuming operation. Serious injury and possible death could occur from not maintaining this Implement and Tractor in good operating condition.

(SG-36)

Do Not operate this equipment in areas where insects such as bees may attack you and/or cause you to lose control of the equipment. If you must enter in such areas, use a tractor with an enclosed Cab and close the windows to prevent insects from entering. If a tractor cab is not available, wear suitable clothing including head, face, and hand protection to shield you from the insects. Attacking insects can cause you to lose control of the tractor, which can result in serious injury or death to you or bystanders. Never dismount a moving tractor.

Keep bystanders 10 feet away from the tractor and loader while operating. The bystanders could enter the path of the tractor or items could fall from the loader resulting in serious injury to the bystander.

Use extra care when turning or stopping. Allow for increased length and weight of added loader. The loader adds five to six feet of length in front of the tractor and significant weight. Allow extra distance when stopping or turning. Do not allow loader or attachment to contact solid objects.

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OPERATION

(SL-25)
(SL-18)
(SL-17)
(SL-16)
(SL-12)
(SL-09)
(SL-08)

OPERATION

OPERATION

Do not raise the loader into an overhead structure or allow a raised attachment to contact overhead structures. Sudden or unexpected contact with an overhead structure could result in serious injury.

Do not let the loader or attachment contact electrical power lines. Contact with electrical power lines can result in serious injury or electrocution. If the loader attachment contacts a power line remain in the tractor seat until the power has been shut off. Stepping off the tractor can permit electrical current to pass through the body resulting in electrocution.

Carry the loader and attachment low when transporting to reduce the potential of the tractor tipping over. Transport on slopes only at slow speeds and use gradual turning angles. Tractor wheel contact with any wash out, drop off or ground obstruction with a raised loader could result in the tractor tipping over and causing serious injury.

Do not work from the loader or attachments. Do now allow any riders on the loader, tractor or attachments. Falling off the loader could result in serious injury and/or tractor run over. (SL-14)

Do not operate the loader from the ground. Operate the tractor and loader only while seated in the tractor seat with the seatbelt fastened. The loader could fall crushing a person resulting in serious injury or death.

Use extreme care when piling material above 6 feet high. Material could shift and fall onto the operator or bystanders. The material could crush or suffocate the operator or bystander resulting in serious injury or death.

Know before you DIG. Call 888-258-0808and request that all buried utilities locations be identified before digging in unfamiliar ground. Do not let the loader or attachment contact buried electrical power lines, utilities or gas lines. Contact with electrical power lines can result in serious bodily injury or electrocution. If the loader contacts a power line, remain in the tractor seat until the power has been shut off. Stepping off the tractor can permit electrical current to pass through the body resulting in electrocution.

Do not use loader as a jack to raise the tractor tires off the ground. The loader could fail causing the tractor and loader to fall to the ground resulting in serious injury.

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(SL-31)
(SL-22)
(SL-38)
(SPU-3)
(SL-35)
(SL-30)
(SL-29)

OPERATION

Use extreme care when loading, transporting or dumping loads that impair or partially block the operator’s line of sight. Know where you are traveling. Make sure no bystanders are in the area of travel. If a bystander assists in providing guidance, make sure they are not in the path of travel. Keep all bystanders 25 feet away from travel path.

Always look behind you before backing up. Make sure you are looking in the direction of travel. A bystander could walk behind the tractor. Running into a bystander can result in serious injury or death.

Some tractors are equipped with a “Super Steer” front axle. When a loader is mounted to this type of tractor, the bucket will shift in the opposite direction from which the wheels are turned. Maximum shift will be approximately 8 inches and most noticeable when the tractor is stationary. Sudden or unexpected movement of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury to the operator or bystanders.

(SL-33)

Operate the tractor and loader only in conditions where you have clear visibility in daylight or with adequate artificial lighting. Never operate in darkness or foggy conditions where you cannot clearly see at least 100 feet in front and to the sides of the tractor. Make sure you can clearly see bystanders, ditches, steep slopes, drop-offs,overhead obstructions, power lines, and debris or obstruction in the travel path. If you are unable to clearly see these types of items discontinue operating. Contact with unseen vehicles, bystanders, obstructions, ordrop-offscan cause serious injury.

Never leave the Implement and Power Unit unattended while the Implement is in the raised position. Accidental operation of a lifting lever or a hydraulic failure may cause the implement to suddenly fall causing serious injury or possible death to anyone who might inadvertently be under the Implement. Lower the implement carefully to the ground. Do not put hands or feet under lifted components.

Before dismounting the tractor and loader, lower the loader to the ground or onto solid support blocks. Sudden dropping of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury.

Make sure the hydraulic quick disconnects are fully seated into the connections. Do not use the loader if the hydraulic connection is leaking. Leaking oil could allow the loader to fall resulting in a serious crushing injury.

If the loader valve controls fail to functions properly discontinue use of the tractor and loader until the controls are properly repaired. Sudden or unexpected movement or dropping of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury.

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Operation Section 4-21

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OPERATION

(SL-21)
(SL-32)

OPERATION

OPERATION

Make sure all air is purged from the hydraulic system before using the loader. Air in the system can cause the loader to respond sluggishly or with unexpected movement. The air can be purged from the cylinder lines by fully cycling the cylinders several times from the fully closed to fully open position. Sudden or unexpected movement or dropping of the loader and attachment could result in serious injury.

Do not raise the loader on a hillside. Do not transport across a slope with a raised loader. When the loader is raised, the center of gravity of the tractor and loader is raised increasing the potential for the tractor to tip over. Tractor wheel contact with any wash out, drop off or the ground obstruction with a raised loader could result in the tractor tipping over and causing serious bodily injury.

Always have a heavy attachment, such as a bucket mounted on loader when it is removed from tractor.

It is important not to put excessive weight on parking stands with lift cylinder retraction. Damage may result.

THE OPERATOR MUST COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE TRACTOR AND

IMPLEMENT AND ALL CONTROLS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE. The operator must read and understand the Safety and Operation Sections of the implement and tractor operator’s manuals. These manuals must be read and explained to any operator who cannot read. Never allow someone to operate the implement and tractor without complete operating instructions.

Before starting any operation, the operator must become familiar with the area to be worked in and any obstacles and hazards contained within to ensure safety to the operator, bystanders, and equipment. Special attention should be paid to foreign debris, rough terrain, steep slopes, and passersby and animals in the area.

OPS-L-0033

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8.1 Operating the Loader

The following text and illustrations offer suggested loader and tractor operating techniques.

FILLING THE BUCKET

Approach and enter the pile with a level bucket.

OPERATION

Loaders with 1-levercontrol, ease lever back toward you to lift and roll back bucket. With series valve, prevent loader stall by not lifting and rolling back at the same time.

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OPERATION

OPERATION

Lift and roll back of bucket will increase efficiency

because...

A level bucket throughout the lifting cycle resists bucket lift and increases breakaway effort.

NOTE: Do not be concerned if the bucket is not completely filled during each pass. Maximum productivity is determined by the amount of material loaded in a given period of time. Time is lost if two or more attempts are made to fill the bucket on each pass.

LIFTING THE LOAD

When lifting the load, keep the bucket positioned to avoid spillage. Tilt bucket forward while raising to maintain bucket angle.

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CARRYING THE LOAD

Position bucket just below tractor hood for maximum stability and visibility, whether bucket is loaded or empty.

Use extreme care when operating loader on a slope, keep bucket as low as possible. This keeps center of gravity low and will provide maximum stability.

When transporting the load, keep bucket as low as possible, to avoid tipping, in case a wheel drops in a rut.

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OPERATION

OPERATION

OPERATION

DUMPING THE BUCKET

Lift bucket high enough to clear side of vehicle. Move tractor in as close as possible to side of vehicle, then dump bucket.

LOWERING THE BUCKET

After bucket is dumped, back away from vehicle while lowering and rolling back bucket.

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OPERATION

OPERATING WITH FLOAT CONTROL

During hard surface operation, keep bucket level and put lift control in float position to permit bucket to float on working surface. If hydraulic down pressure is exerted on bucket, it will wear faster than normal.

Float will also prevent mixing of surface material with stockpile material. Float position will reduce the chance of surface gouging when removing snow or other material.

LOADING FROM A BANK

Choose a forward gear that provides sufficient ground speed for loading.

Exercise caution when undercutting high banks. Dirt slides can be dangerous. Load from as low as possible for maximum efficiency. Loader lift and breakaway capacity diminish as loading height is increased.

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Operation Section 4-27

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OPERATION

OPERATION

OPERATION

Side cutting is a good technique for cutting down a big pile.

If the pile sides are too high and liable to cause cave-in,use loader to break down the sides until a slot can be cut over the top.

Another method for large dirt piles is to build a ramp approach to the pile.

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It is important to keep the bucket level when approaching a bank or pile. This will help prevent gouging the work area.

PEELING AND SCRAPING

Use a slight bucket angle, travel forward and hold lift control forward to start the cut. Make a short 5 to 8 foot angle cut and break out cleanly.

With bucket level, start a cut at notch approximately 2 inches deep. Hold depth by feathering bucket control to adjust cutting lip up or down. When front tires enter the notch, adjust lift cylinder to maintain proper depth.

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OPERATION

OPERATION

Make additional passes until desired depth is reached. During each pass, use only bucket control while working depth. This will allow you to concentrate on controlling bucket angle to maintain a precise cut.

LOADING LOW TRUCKS OR SPREADERS FROM A PILE

For faster loading, minimize angle of turn and length of run between pile and spreader. Back grade occasionally with a loaded bucket to keep working surface free of ruts and holes. Also, hold lift control forward so full weight of bucket is scraping ground.

Do not roll bucket over and attempt to backgrade. This type of use can cause severe overloading of bucket cylinders when fully extended, possibly causing bucket cylinder rods to become bent.

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BACKFILLING

Approach pile with a level bucket.

Poor methods actually move no more dirt and make it more difficult to hold a level grade.

Do not use bucket in dumped position for bulldozing. This method, shown above, will impose severe shock loadings on dump linkage, bucket cylinder and tractor.

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OPERATION

OPERATION

Leave dirt in bucket. Dumping on each pass wastes time.

Operate tractor at right angles to ditch. Take as big a bite as tractor can handle without lugging down.

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Leave dirt which drifts over side of bucket for final cleanup.

Pile dirt on high side for easier backfilling on a slope.

HANDLING LARGE HEAVY OBJECTS
1.Using front end loaders for handling large heavy objects such as large round or rectangular bales, logs and oil drums is not recommended.
2.Handling large heavy objects can be extremely dangerous due to:

Danger of tractor rolling over.

Danger of up-endingtractor.

Danger of object rolling or sliding down loader arms onto operator.

3.If you must perform above work, protect yourself by:

Never lifting load higher than necessary to clear ground when moving.

Ballasting tractor rear to compensate for load.

Never lifting large objects with equipment that does not have an anti-rollbackdevice.

Moving slowly and carefully, avoiding rough terrain.

Tilt bucket forward while lifting to maintain bucket angle.

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(SL-01)

OPERATION

OPERATION

8.2 Operating Bale Spear (Optional Attachment)

Operate bale spear using extreme caution. Sharp points on bale spear can cause serious injury or death.

Because of size and weight of large bales, extreme care must be taken in handling them. Be aware of forces acting on stacked bales due to gravity and keep workers far from zones of potential hazard from shifting or falling bales. DO NOT ALLOW BYSTANDERS!

Keep bystanders 10 feet away from the tractor and loader while operating. The bystanders could enter the path of the tractor or items could fall from the loader resulting in serious injury to the bystander.

Keep bale spear and loader boom clear of overhead lines. Allowing loader boom or any attachments to contact overhead power lines may electrify entire tractor and electrocute (kill) operator.

Store the grapple bucket or bale spear attachment with the point(s) on the ground. Walking into the point of the bale or grapple spear can cause serious bodily injury. Never drive the bale spear or grapple bucket attachment forward if a bystander is in front of the loader. (SL-10)

Loader equipped with bale spear is designed to handle round bales up to 2000 pounds.

Load bale spear by approaching from round end to prevent cutting strings or puncturing plastic or net wrap.Tilt bale spear upward to prevent bale from falling off of spear,

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(SG-25)

OPERATION

Carry bales as low to the ground as possible to allow maximum visibility and avoid tipping.

8.3 Shutting Down the Implement

Park the tractor on a level surface, place the transmission in park or neutral and apply the parking brake, lower the attached implement to the ground, shut down the engine, remove the key, and wait for all motion to come to a complete stop before exiting the tractor. OPS-L- 0014

9. Loader Storage

Never allow children to play on or around Tractor or Implement. Children can slip or fall off the Equipment and be injured or killed. Inadvertent contact with controls can cause the Implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others.

Properly preparing and storing the loader at the end of the season is critical to maintaining its appearance and to help ensure years of dependable service. The following are suggested storage procedures:

Thoroughly clean all debris off the loader to prevent damage from rotting grass and standing water.

Lubricate all grease points detailed in the maintenance section.

Tighten all bolts and pins to the recommend torque.

Check worn and damage parts. Perform repairs and make replacements immediately so that the loader will be ready for use at the start of the next season.

Store the loader in a clean, dry place resting securely on parking stands at ground level.

Use spray touch-upenamel where necessary to prevent rust and maintain the appearance of the loader.

10. Transporting the Tractor and Implement

Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.

Falling off can result in serious injury or death.

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(SL-34)
(SL-04)
(SG-19)

OPERATION

OPERATION

Transport only at speeds where you can maintain control of the equipment. Serious accidents and injuries can result from operating this equipment at high speeds. Understand the Tractor and Implement and

how it handles before transporting on streets and highways. Make sure the Tractor steering and brakes are in good condition and operate properly.

Before transporting the Tractor and Implement, determine the proper transport speeds for you and the equipment. Make sure you abide by the following rules:

Test the tractor at a slow speed and increase the speed slowly. Apply the Brakes smoothly to determine the stopping characteristics of the Tractor and Implement. As you increase the speed of the Tractor the stopping distance increases. Determine the maximum transport speed not to exceed 20 mph (30 kph) for transporting this equipment.

Test the equipment at a slow speed in turns. Increase the speed through the turn only after you determine that the equipment can be operated at a higher speed. Use extreme care and reduce your speed when turning sharply to prevent the tractor and implement from turning over. Determine the maximum turning speed for you and this equipment before operating on roads or uneven ground.

Only transport the Tractor and Implement at the speeds which allow you to properly control the equipment.

Be aware of the operating conditions. Do not operate the Tractor with weak or faulty brakes or worn tires. When operating down a hill or on wet or rain slick roads, the braking distance increases: use extreme care and reduce your speed. When operating in traffic always use the Tractor’s flashing warning lights and reduce your speed. Be aware of traffic around you and watch out for the other guy.

Before transporting the tractor and Loader engage the loader valve travel lock to prevent inadvertent contact with the joystick controller causing sudden dropping of the loader and attachment. If the loader attachment, such as a bucket, were to drop suddenly and hit the ground while transporting, the tractor could stop immediately resulting in the operator hitting the steering wheel or flying our of the operator’s seat. Serious injury could result.

Lower the loader to the bed of the truck or trailer when transporting the tractor and loader with a truck. Measure to ensure the transport height does not exceed the legal limits. Contact with overhead obstructions or power lines can cause property damage or serious injury.

In case of mechanical difficulty during operation, place the transmission in the park position, set the parking brake, shut down all power, including the PTO and the engine and remove the key. Wait until all rotating motion has stopped before dismounting. (SG-39)

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Inherent hazards of operating the tractor and implement and the possibility of accidents are not left behind when you finish working in an area. Therefore, the operator must employ good judgement and safe operation practices when transporting the tractor and implement between locations. By using good judgement and following safe transport procedures, the possibility of accidents while moving between locations can be substantially minimized. OPS-L- 0031

Before transporting the tractor and loader, idle the tractor engine. When transporting, carry the loader as low as possible maintaining adequate ground clearance and visibility. Reduce tractor ground speed when transporting a load. Take extra care when traveling over rough terrain or on slopes.

OPS-L-0011

Before transporting the tractor on a public roadway or boarding a trailer for transport, the tractor brake pedals should be locked together. Locking the pedals ensures that both wheels brake simultaneously while stopping, especially when making an emergency stop.

Use extreme caution and avoid hard applications of the tractor brakes when towing heavy loads at road speeds. Never tow the implement at speeds greater than 20 MPH (32 kph). OPS-U- 0018

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(SG-6)
(SG-10)

OPERATION

OPERATION

10.1 Transporting on Public Roadways

Never allow children or other persons to ride on the Tractor or Implement.

Falling off can result in serious injury or death.

Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local traffic regulations.

Extreme caution should be used when transporting the tractor and implement on public roadways. The tractor must be equipped with all required safety warning features including a SMV emblem and flashing warning lights to alert drivers of the tractor’s presence. Remember that roadways are primarily designed for automotive drivers and most drivers will not be looking out for you, therefore, you must look out for them. Check your side view mirrors frequently and remember that vehicles will approach quickly because of the tractor’s slower speed. Be extremely cautious when the piece of equipment that you are towing is wider than the tractor tire width and/or extends beyond your lane of the road. OPS-L- 0032

The SMV (Slow-MovingVehicle) emblem is universal symbol used to alert drivers of the presence of equipment traveling on roadways at a slow speed. SMV signs are a triangular bright orange with reflective red trim for both easy day and night visibility. Make sure the SMV sign is clean and visible from the rear of the unit before transporting the tractor and implement on a public roadway. Replace the SMV emblem if faded, damaged, or no longer reflective.OPS-U- 0020

Make sure that all tractor flashing warning lights, headlights, and brake/tail lights are functioning properly before proceeding onto public roads. While newer model tractors have plenty of lighting to provide warning signals and operating lighting, most older models are only equipped with operating lights. Consult an authorized tractor dealer for lighting kits and modifications available to upgrade the lighting on older tractor models. OPS-U- 0021

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When operating on public roads, have consideration for other road users. Pull to the side of the road occasionally to allow all following traffic to pass. Do not exceed the legal speed limit set in your country for agricultural tractors. Always stay alert when transporting the tractor and implement on public roads. Use caution and reduce speed if other vehicles or pedestrians are in the area. OPS-L- 0020

10.2 Hauling the Tractor and Implement

Before transporting a loaded tractor and implement, measure the height and width dimensions and gross weight of the complete loaded unit. Ensure that the load will be in compliance with the legal limits set for the areas that will be traveled through. OPS-U- 0024

Use adequately sized and rated trailers and equipment to transport the tractor and implement. Consult an authorized dealer to determine the proper equipment required. Using adequately sized chains, heavy duty straps, cables and/or binders, securely tie down both the front and rear of the tractor utilizing the proper tie down locations as specified by the tractor manufacturer. OPS-U- 0025

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OPERATION

OPERATION

11. Troubleshooting Guide

TROUBLE

POSSIBLE CAUSE

POSSIBLE REMEDY

 

 

 

Loader slow or will not lift

Hydraulic oil too heavy.

Change to proper oil.

and/or dump

Oil filter plugged.

Clean or replace filter.

 

 

Hydraulic pump worn.

Repair or replace pump.

 

Oil line restricted or leaking.

Check all hoses and tubes for leaks,

 

 

damage or restrictions. Replace

 

 

damaged or restricted hoses or tube

 

 

oil lines.

 

Control valve does not shift

Inspect, clean, repair or replace

 

properly.

valve.

 

Air in hydraulic system.

Cycle lift cylinders and bucket

 

 

cylinders several times to free

 

 

system of air.

 

Cylinder leaks internally.

Replace seals.

 

Faulty relief valve (tractor).

Clean and replace relief valve.

 

 

 

Loader chatters or

Air leak in pump inlet line.

Check, tighten or replace inlet line.

vibrates when raising

 

 

or lowering.

Air in hydraulic system.

Cycle lift and bucket cylinders.

 

 

Oil level too low.

Add oil as required.

 

Faulty relief valve (tractor).

Replace relief valve.

 

 

 

Oil Leaks

Loose connections.

Tighten fittings.

 

Defective fittings or hoses.

Replace defective parts.

 

Worn or damaged o-ring

Install a seal repair kit.

 

or wiper seal in cylinder

See “Cylinder Service”.

 

rod end.

 

 

Worn or damaged o-rings

Install an o-ringrepair kit.

 

in valve.

 

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PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSE

REMEDY

 

 

 

Insufficient lift capacity

Load is greater than boom

Check loader specifications.

 

lift capacity.

 

 

Improper hydraulic pump

Repair or replace pump.

 

operation.

 

 

Internal lift cylinder leakage.

Replace any worn parts and install

 

 

a seal repair kit. See “Cylinder

 

 

Service”.

 

Improper hydraulic valve

Repair or replace valve.

 

operation.

 

 

 

 

Excessive wear on bucket

Bucket is riding on cutting

Use boom “FLOAT” position or

cutting edge

edge instead of wear runners.

bucket level indicator to ensure

 

 

bucket rides

 

 

 

Bucket cutting edge not

Rear axle on tractor not level

With tractor on level surface,

flat on theground.

from side to side

compare rear axle height from left to

 

 

right, measuring from axle center

 

 

toground. Adjust air pressure in rear

 

 

tires until axle height measures the

 

 

same for both sides.

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MAINTENANCE SECTION

Maintenance Section 5-1

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(SG-20)
(SG-15)
(SL-36)
(SG-6)
(SG-2)

MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

Never interfere with factory-sethydraulic calibrations. Any change in calibration could cause a failure of the equipment and may result in injury.(SBH-13)

READ, UNDERSTAND, and FOLLOW the following Safety Messages. Serious injury or death may occur unless care is taken to follow the warnings and instructions stated in the Safety Messages. Always use good common sense to avoid hazards.

Always maintain the safety signs in good readable condition. If the safety signs are missing, damaged, or unreadable, obtain and install replacement safety signs immediately. (SG-5)

Make certain that the “Slow Moving Vehicle” (SMV) sign is installed in such a way as to be clearly visible and legible. When transporting the Equipment use the Tractor flashing warning lights and follow all local traffic regulations.

Do not modify or alter this Implement. Do not permit anyone to modify or alter this

Implement, any of its components or any Implement function. (SG-8)

Never work under the Implement, the framework, or any lifted component unless the Implement is securely supported or blocked up to prevent sudden or inadvertent falling which could cause serious injury or even death.

Do not operate this Equipment with hydraulic oil or fuel leaking. Oil and fuel are explosive and their presence could present a hazard. Do not check for leaks with your hand! High-pressureoil streams from breaks in the line could penetrate the skin and cause tissue damage including gangrene. To check for a hose leak, SHUT the unit ENGINE OFF and remove all hydraulic pressure. Wear oil impenetrable gloves, safety glasses and use Cardboard to check for evidence of oil leaks. If you suspect a leak, REMOVE the HOSE and have it tested at a Dealer. If oil does penetrate the skin, have the injury treated immediately by a physician knowledgeable and skilled in this procedure.

Never attempt to lubricate, adjust, or remove material from the Implement while it is in motion or while tractor engine is running.

Do Not fill fuel tank while engine is running. Refuel only after engine has cooled down. If fuel is spilled, move machine away from the area of the spill and avoid creating any source of ignition until the fuel has evaporated. (SBH-49)

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(SG-38)
(SG-37)
(SG-34)

MAINTENANCE

Avoid contact with hot surfaces including hydraulic oil tanks, pumps, motors, valves and hose connections. Relieve hydraulic pressure before performing maintenance or repairs. Use gloves and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface or fluid can cause serious injury from burns or scalding.

Use caution and wear protective gloves when handling sharp objects such as blades, knives, and other cutting edges. Be alert to worn component surfaces which have sharp edges. Sharp surfaces can inflict severe laceration injuries if proper hand protection is not worn.

Avoid contact with hot surfaces of the engine or muffler. Use gloves and eye protection when servicing hot components. Contact with a hot surface or fluid can cause serious injury from burns or scalding.

Never allow anyone to get under the loader or attachment or to reach through the loader lift arms when raised. Serious injury could result from crushing or pinching by the loader or attachment. (SL-06)

NEVER perform maintenance beneath a raised loader unless loader is properly supported to prevent accidental lowering.

PARTS INFORMATION

Bush Hog products are designed utilizing specifically matched system components to ensure optimum equipment performance. These parts are made and tested to Bush Hog specifications. Non-genuine"will fit" parts do not consistently meet these specifications. The use of “will fit” parts may reduce equipment performance, void warranties, and present a safety hazard. Use genuine Bush Hog parts for economy and

safety. (SPBH-2)

SEE YOUR BUSH HOG DEALER

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MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

Lubrication Schedule

Before operating your Loader, take the time to inspect and repair any damage to the machine or tractor. Only a minimum of time and effort is required to regularly maintain this machine to provide long life and trouble free operation.

MAINTENANCE

Lubricate all grease fittings: one at each end of lift boom arms and one at rod and base ends of each lift and bucket cylinders.

NOTE: Fully retract bucket to a comfortable height to grease bucket/loader boom joint. Do not reach or stand under a raised loader or attachment without proper support.

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Daily Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your loader and hydraulic system will insure maximum loader efficiency and long life.

1.Check fluid level of tractor hydraulic system before starting each day’s operation. If necessary, add hydraulic oil as recommended in your tractor operator’s manual.

2.Daily (unless conditions justify more frequently) lubricate all twelve grease fittings; one at each end of lift boom arms and one at rod and base ends of each lift and bucket cylinder.

3.After every ten hours of operation, check all hardware and tighten where required.

4.Replace hoses immediately if they are damaged by a cut or scrape, extruded at the fittings or leaking. Hydraulic oil leaks should be repaired promptly to avoid loss of oil and serious personal injury from escaping oil.

Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure can penetrate skin, causing serious personal injury.

DO NOT use your hand to check for leaks. Use a piece of wood or cardboard and wear eye protection to search for leaks.

Stop engine and relieve pressure before connecting or disconnecting lines.

Tighten all connections before starting engine or pressurizing lines.

NOTE: If any fluid is injected into skin, obtain medical attention immediately or gangrene may result.

Adjusting Bucket Level Indicator

With various tractor tire options or attachments it may be necessary to adjust bucket level indicator tube up or down on bucket cylinder tube. Tractor must be on level surface with attachment flat on surface. Loosen tightener band and adjust level guide tube along bucket cylinder until end of guide tube is flush with end of rod. Tighten band.

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MAINTENANCE

Cylinder Service

Loader cylinders are designed to be reliable and easy to service. If a cylinder should malfunction during warranty period, return complete cylinder assembly, without disassembling, to your authorized service department or contact your authorized service department for instructions. Unauthorized disassembly of a cylinder in warranty period will VOID WARRANTY.

MAINTENANCE

Lift and Bucket Cylinder Disassembly

Following is an outline procedure for disassembling and reassembling cylinders

1.Hold cylinder tube (13) stationary and pull wire ring (14) out through slot.
2.Pull shaft (1), with all assembled parts, out of cylinder tube (13).

Note: Resistance will be felt until piston seal (8) slides over wire retaining ring groove.

3.Remove elastic locknut (12) from end of shaft and slide cylinder piston (9) and cylinder head (5) off shaft.

4.Remove piston wear ring (8), piston seal (11), and o-ring(10) from outside grooves on piston(9).

5.Remove wiper seal (2), rod seal (3) and wear ring (4) from inside of cylinder head (4) and o-ring(7) with backup washer (6) from groove on outside of head.

6.Clean all parts including cylinder tube, in a suitable cleaning solvent, then use air pressure to blow any dirt or excess solvent from all parts.
7.Examine all parts for wear or damage and replace, if necessary.

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(SL-27)
(SL-26)

MAINTENANCE

Lift and Bucket Cylinder Reassembly

Note: Be careful not to damage seals ando-ringson edges or holes in cylinder tube. Inspect and remove burrs and sharp edges if necessary before reassembly.

1.

Place rod seal (3) into groove inside cylinder head.

 

 

Note: Lips of seal (3) must be face inward and seal must be firmly seated in groove.

 

2.

Install wiper seal (2) with lip of seal facing out and flush with top of cylinder head (5). Install wear ring (4)

 

7.

inside other end of head (5).

 

MAINTENANCE

Lubricate piston wear ring (8) and piston seal (11) on piston, o-ring(7) and backup washer (6) on head and

3.

Place o-ring(7) withback-upwasher (6) in groove on outside of head.Back-upwasher must be on rod

 

 

side.

 

4.

Remove sharp edges on outer edge of the threaded end of shaft (1). Lubricate wiper seal (2) and rod seal

 

 

(3) in head and carefully slide head onto shaft.

 

5.

Place o-ring(10), piston seal (11) and piston wear ring (8) in grooves on outside of piston (9).

 

 

Note: For easier installation, place piston seal (11) in 120°F water to warm seal.

 

6.

Slide piston (9) onto threaded end of shaft and install lock nut (12). Tighten lock nut to 100 lbs.

 

 

inside of cylinder tube (13), then carefully slide piston and head into cylinder tube (13).

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Insert wire retaining ring (14) into slot in cylinder tube (13). Apply pressure to wire ring to thread it into

 

 

groove while turning cylinder head.

 

Note: If cylinder has a countersunk hole, hook end of retaining wire into hole and turn cylinder head 1-1/2 turns to secure wire. End of hook may need to be ground to fit in countersunk hole.

Storage

Never crawl under or allow children to play around or on a loader that is disconnected from the tractor. The loader could fall crushing a person resulting in serious injury or death. (SL-13)

Do not remove the attachment from the loader when the loader is disconnected from the tractor. The attachment stabilizes the loader. If the attachment is removed, the loader will fall and could result in serious injury.

Only disconnect and store the loader on firm flat ground. Make sure the loader stands are properly installed and rest on firm ground or support blocks. If the stands sink or fail, the loader could fall causing serious injury.

NOTE: When loader hydraulics are disconnected from tractor, the tractor hydraulic circuit must be completed. Failure to do so will result in tractor hydraulic pump damage.

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MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

1. Store loader with attachment securely attached.
2. Place dust caps on hydraulic quick couplers.
3. Do not remove attachment from stored loader.
4.Do not allow children to play on or around loader.

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MAINTENANCE

Proper Torque for Fasteners

The chart lists the correct tightening torque for fasteners. When bolts are to be tightened or replaced, refer to this chart to determine the grade of bolts and the proper torque except when specific torque values are assigned in manual text.

RECOMMENDED TORQUE IN FOOT POUNDS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE MANUAL*

NOTE: These values apply to fasteners as received from supplier, dry or when lubricated with normal engine oil. They do not apply if special graphited or molydisulphide greases or other extreme pressure lubricants are used. This applies to both UNF fine and UNC coarse threads.

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MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

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MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

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Maintenance Section 5-11

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LIMITED WARRANTY

Bush Hog warrants to the original purchaser of any new Bush Hog equipment, purchased from an authorized Bush Hog dealer, that the equipment be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year for non-commercial,state and municipalities’ use and ninety (90) days for commercial use from date of retail sale. The obligation of Bush Hog to the purchaser under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of defective parts.

Replacement or repair parts installed in the equipment covered by this limited warranty are warranted for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase of such part or to the expiration of the applicable new equipment warranty period, whichever occurs later. Warranted parts shall be provided at no cost to the user at an authorized Bush Hog dealer during regular working hours. Bush Hog reserves the right to inspect any equipment or parts which are claimed to have been defective in material or workmanship.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES & CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES

Bush Hog’s obligation under this limited warranty, to the extent allowed by law, is in lieu of all warranties, implied or expressed, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE and any liability for incidental and consequential damages with respect to the sale or use of the items warranted. Such incidental and consequential damages shall include but not be limited to: transportation charges other than normal freight charges; cost of installation other than cost approved by Bush Hog; duty; taxes; charges for normal service or adjustment; loss of crops or any other loss of income; rental of substitute equipment, expenses due to loss, damage, detention or delay in the delivery of equipment or parts resulting from acts beyond the control of Bush Hog.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY:

1.To vendor items which carry their own warranties, such as engines, tires, and tubes.

2.If the unit has been subjected to misapplication, abuse, misuse, negligence, fire or other accident.

3.If parts not made or supplied by Bush Hog have been used in connection with the unit, if, in the sole judgement of Bush Hog such use affects its performance, stability or reliability.

4.If the unit has been altered or repaired outside of an authorized Bush Hog dealership in a manner which, in the sole judgement of Bush Hog, affects its performance, stability or reliability.

5.To normal maintenance service and normal replacement items such as gearbox lubricant, hydraulic fluid, worn blades, or to normal deterioration of such things as belts and exterior finish due to use or exposure.

6.To expendable or wear items such as teeth, chains, sprockets, belts, springs and any other items that in the company’s sole judgement is a wear item.

NO EMPLOYEE OR REPRESENTATIVE OF BUSH HOG IS AUTHORIZED TO CHANGE THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IN ANY WAY OR GRANT ANY OTHER WARRANTY UNLESS SUCH CHANGE IS MADE IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY BUSH HOG’S SERVICE MANAGER, 2501 GRIFFIN AVE., SELMA, ALABAMA 36703.

Record the model number, serial number and date purchased. This information will be helpful to your dealer if parts or service are required.

MAKE CERTAIN THE WARRANTY

HAS BEEN FILED WITH BUSH HOG

SELMA, ALABAMA

MODEL NUMBER ___________________________

SERIAL NUMBER ___________________________

DATE OF RETAIL SALE ______________________

TO THE OWNER/OPERATOR/DEALER

To keep your implement running efficiently and safely, read your manual thoroughly and follow these directions and the Safety Messages in this Manual. The Table of Contents clearly identifies each section where you can easily find the information you need.

The OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (1928.51 Subpart C) makes these minimum safety requirements of tractor operators:

REQUIRED OF THE OWNER:

1.Provide a Roll-Over-ProtectiveStructure that meets the requirements of this Standard; and

2.Provide Seat belts that meet the requirements of this paragraph of this Standard and SAE J4C; and

3.Ensure that each employee uses such Seat belt while the tractor is moving; and

4.Ensure that each employee tightens the Seat belt sufficiently to confine the employee to the protected area provided by the ROPS

REQUIRED OF THE OPERATOR:

1.Securely fasten seat belt if the tractor has a ROPS.

2.Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments, and holes.

3.Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick, or muddy surfaces.

4.Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.

5.Watch where you are going - especially at row ends, on roads, and around trees.

6.Do not permit others to ride.

7.Operate the tractor smoothly - no jerky turns, starts, or stops.

8.Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by the tractor manufacturer.

9.When the tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock, if available.

Keep children away from danger all day, every day...

Equip tractors with rollover protection (ROPS) and keep all machinery guards in place...

Please work, drive, play and live each day with care and concern for your safety and that of your family and fellow citizens.

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