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BUSH HOG®

4430MODEL

OFF ROAD UTILITY VEHICLE

Operator’s Manual

ASSEMBLY • OPERATION • MAINTENANCE

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$10.00

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CONGRATULATIONS!

You have invested in the best vehicle of its type on the market today.

The care you give your Bush Hog vehicle will greatly determine your satisfaction with its performance and its service life. We urge a careful study of this manual to provide you with a thorough understanding of your new vehicle before operating, as well as suggestions for operation and maintenance.

If your manual should become lost or destroyed, Bush Hog will be glad to provide you with a new copy. Order from Bush Hog, P. O. Box 1039, Selma, Alabama 36702-1039.Most of our manuals can also be downloaded from our website at www.bushhog.com.

As an authorized Bush Hog dealer, we stock genuine Bush Hog parts which are manufactured with the same precision and skill as our original equipment. Our trained service personnel are well informed on methods required to service Bush Hog equipment, and are ready and able to help you.

Should you require additional information or assistance, please contact us.

YOUR AUTHORIZED BUSH HOG DEALER

BECAUSE BUSH HOG MAINTAINS AN ONGOING PROGRAM OF PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS IN DESIGN OR CHANGES IN SPECIFICATIONS WITHOUT INCURRING ANY OBLIGATION TO INSTALL THEM ON UNITS PREVIOUSLY SOLD.

BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY THAT SOME PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS MANUAL WERE TAKEN OF PROTOTYPE MODELS, PRODUCTION MODELS MAY VARY IN SOME DETAIL. IN ADDITION, SOME PHOTOGRAPHS MAY SHOW SHIELDS REMOVED FOR PURPOSES OF CLARITY. NEVER OPERATE THIS IMPLEMENT WITHOUT ALL SHIELDS IN PLACE.

BUSH HOG®

4430TABLEUtilityOF CONTENTSVehicle

SECTION

PAGE

SECTION

PAGE

Retail Customer’s Responsibility

2

III MAINTENANCE

 

46

Warranty

 

3

Periodic Maintenance Schedule

47

Dealer Preparation Check List

 

5

Lubrication Recommendations

 

50

 

Engine Oil

 

51

Safety Alert Symbols

 

6

 

 

Engine Oil Filter Change

 

52

Safety Precautions

 

7

 

 

Transaxle

 

52

 

 

 

 

I INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTION

20

Front Differential

 

53

Right Angle Drive

 

54

Introduction

 

20

Constantly Variable Transmission

55

Description

 

20

Vehicle Immersion

 

56

 

Engine Air Filter

 

57

Specifications

 

27

 

 

CVT Enclosure Air Filter

 

57

 

 

 

 

II OPERATION

 

29

Fuel filter

 

58

 

Spark Plugs

 

58

General Safety

 

29

 

 

Spark Arrestor

 

59

Pre-OperationChecklist

 

29

 

 

Throttle System

 

60

Vehicle Break-InPeriod

 

29

Brake Inspection

 

61

Starting The Engine

 

30

Parking Brake Adjustment

 

62

Driving The Vehicle

 

30

Steering Wheel Inspection

 

63

Braking

 

31

Seat Belts

 

63

Stopping The Engine

 

31

Tires

 

64

 

Wheel Lug Nuts

 

64

Using The Cargo Box

 

32

 

 

Wheel Installation

 

65

Load Distribution

 

33

 

 

Lights

 

65

Driving Safely

 

34

 

 

Cleaning Your Vehicle

 

66

Driving On Slippery Surfaces

 

34

 

 

Storage

 

67

Driving Uphill

 

35

 

 

Removal From Storage

 

67

Sidehilling

 

36

Battery

 

67

Driving Downhill

 

36

Replenishing Battery Fluid

 

68

Driving Through Water

 

36

Battery Removal

 

68

Driving Over Obstacles

 

38

Battery Installation

 

69

Driving In Reverse

 

39

Battery Storage

 

69

 

 

 

 

Parking On An Incline

 

40

IVASSEMBLY

 

70

Hauling Cargo

 

41

 

 

Attaching Occupant Protection

 

 

Emptying The Cargo Box

 

42

 

 

 

Structure

70, 71

Towing Loads

 

43

 

Optional Equipment

 

70

Parking The Vehicle

 

43

 

 

Items To Check

 

70

4-WheelDrive

 

44

Seat Belt Installation

 

71

Disengaging 4-WheelDrive

 

44

Rubber Bumper Pad Adjustment

72

Noise Emission Control System

45

Troubleshooting CheckList

 

73

Spark Arrestor

 

46

Safety Decals

 

74

 

 

 

Torque Specifications

 

76

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RETAIL CUSTOMER’S

RESPONSIBILITY

UNDER THE

BUSH HOG WARRANTY

It is the Retail Customer and/or Operator’s responsibility to read the Operator’s Manual, to operate, lubricate, maintain and store the product in accordance with all instructions and safety procedures. Failure of the operator to read the Operator’s Manual is a misuse of this equipment.

It is the Retail Customer and/or Operator’s responsibility to inspect the product and to have any part(s) repaired or replaced when continued operation would cause damage or excessive wear to other parts or cause a safety hazard.

It is the Retail Customer’s responsibility to deliver the product to the authorized Bush Hog Dealer, from whom he purchased it, for service or replacement of defective parts which are covered by warranty. Repairs to be submitted for warranty consideration must be made within thirty (30) days of failure.

It is the Retail Customer’s responsibility for any cost incurred by the Dealer for traveling to or hauling of the product for the purpose of performing a warranty obligation or inspection.

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LIMITED WARRANTY

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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. Model 4430 also carries a three (3) year limited drive train warranty. This three (3) year limited drive train warranty covers the CVT clutches, transaxle, driveline, front differential, and all four CV shaft assemblies.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 & CON-

SEQUENTIAL 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.

CONTINUED

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CONTINUED

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY:

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

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

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

4. If the vehicle 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 to include, but not limited to gearbox lubricant, engine oil, all filters, and spark plugs, or to normal deterioration of such things as belts and exterior finish due to use or exposure.

6. To expendable or wear items to include, but not limited to teeth, chains, sprockets, belts, brake pads, springs and any other items that in the company’s sole judgement is a wear item.

7. To CV boots nor damage to the shaft assemblies from running with damaged or missing boots.

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, POST OFFICE BOX 1039, SELMA, ALABAMA 36702-1039.

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

MODEL NUMBER

SERIAL NUMBER

DATE OF RETAIL SALE

4

 

DEALER PREPARATION CHECK

 

 

LIST

 

 

UTILITY VEHICLE

BEFORE DELIVERING MACHINE — The following

check list should be completed. Use the Operator’s

Manual as a guide.

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1. Engine has been serviced.

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2. Battery fluid level is checked.

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3. All warning lights checked for operation.(Engine oil, park

 

 

brake, & neutral light)

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Assembly completed

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5.

All fittings lubricated.

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6.

All shields in place and in good condition.

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7.

All fasteners torqued to specifications given in

 

 

Torque Chart.

r 8.

All decals in place and readable. (See decal page.)

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9.

Overall condition good (i.e. paint, welds)

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10.Parking brake checked and adjusted, if necessary.

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11.Steering checked and adjusted, if necessary.

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12.Check tire pressure.

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13.Operators manual has been delivered to owner and

 

 

he has been instructed on the safe and proper use

 

of the utility vehicle.

Dealer’s Signature

Purchaser’s Signature

THIS CHECKLIST TO REMAIN IN

OWNER’S MANUAL

It is the responsibility of the dealer to complete the procedures listed above before delivery of this vehicle to the customer.

5

Safety Alert Symbol

This Safety Alert Symbol means:

“ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!”

This symbol is used to call attention to safety precautions that should be followed by the operator to avoid accidents. When you see this symbol, carefully read the message that follows and heed its advice. Failure to comply with safety precautions could result in death or serious bodily injury.

Safety Signs Signal Words

The signal words DANGER, WARNING, AND CAUTION are used on the equipment safety signs. These words are intended to alert the viewer to the existence and the degree of hazard seriousness.

This signal word indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

This signal word indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury

This signal word indicates a potentially hazardous situation exist which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

This symbol is used to call attention to safety precautions that should be followed by the operator to avoid accidents. When you see this symbol, carefully read the message that follows and heed its advice. Failure to comply with safety precautions could result in serious bodily injury.

In addition to the design and configuration of equipment, hazard control and accident prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence and proper training of personnel in the operation, transport, maintenance and storage of equipment. Lack of attention to safety can result in accident, personal injury, reduction of efficiency and worst of all—lossof life. Watch for safety hazards and correct deficiencies promptly. Use the following safety precautions as a general guide to safe operations when using this machine. Additional safety precautions are used throughout this manual for specific operating and maintenance procedures. Read this manual and review the safety precautions often until you know the limitations.

IMPORTANT OPERATOR SAFETY PRACTICES:

BEFORE OFF-ROADUTILITY VEHICLE USE:

Read, understand and follow all the Operator’s Manual instructions.

• Explain all instructions to operators who cannot read or understand the instructions.

• Only allow vehicles to be operated by trained persons.

• Allow no persons younger than 16 years old to operate.

• Do not operate under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

• Inspect vehicle for safe operating condition.

DURING OFF-ROADUTILITY USE:

• Fasten seat belt.

• Use vehicle only for off-roadoperations.

• Avoid sudden starts, stops, turns, or direction reversals to prevent load shifts, endanger passengers, or losing vehicle control.

• Use speeds to allow vehicle to stop safely and be under control in all travel conditions.

• Reduce speeds for wet, slippery, loose surfaces, steep grades and unfamiliar terrain.

• Never operate vehicle on hills steeper than 15 degree slope.

• Use proper loading and securing material for loads in cargo box and trailers.

• Use proper towing practices. 7

Do not tow heavy loads on hills steeper than 5 degree slope.

Avoid driving through water exceeding floorboard height.

Before leaving, servicing, or adjusting the vehicle, stop engine, set parking brake, remove key, wait for engine and all moving parts to stop.

AVOID VEHICLE RUNOVER AND RIDER OR OPERATOR FALL OFF:

Only allow persons to ride in seats equipped with seat belts.

All persons fasten seat belts when riding.

Allow no riders in cargo box or on vehicle.

Keep all persons clear of operating vehicle.

Keep alert for stumps, holes, ruts, wet, slippery and uneven terrain.

Before backing up or turning, look behind and around vehicle for persons.

AVOID VEHICLE UPSETS AND ROLLOVER:

Avoid sudden starts, stops, or turns.

Use very slow speed when turning.

Always use brakes when going down slope.

Reduce speed and load on rough or hilly terrain.

Avoid overloading vehicle and shifting loads.

Keep alert for stumps, holes, ruts, wet, slippery and uneven terrain.

AVOID FUEL FIRE AND EXPLOSIONS:

Stop engine and allow to cool before refueling.

Do not smoke while refueling.

Never fill fuel tank indoors.

Clean up spilled fuel before starting engine.

Only use approved Underwriter’s Laboratory (U.L.) or American Society for Testing & Material (ASTM) non-metalportable fuel containers.

Remove fuel containers from vehicle beds or trunks and placing on the ground before filling.

Keep nozzle in contact with fuel container opening while filling.

Remove utility vehicle and equipment from truck beds or trailers and re-fuelon the ground.

CARGO BOX LOAD OPERATIONS:

LOADING:

• Do not exceed vehicle’s Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) rating. This includes vehicle operating weight, material load (cargo box load), personnel weight, options weight, accessories weight, and attachments weight (towing loads).

• Do not exceed cargo box load rating.

• Confine loads to cargo box physical dimensions.

• Spread load evenly and securely anchor all loads in cargo box. Shifting and uneven loads will effect vehicle control and stability.

• Avoid sudden starts, stops, and turns which could cause load shifts. 8