Bush Hog 4430 User Manual
OFF ROAD UTILITY VEHICLE
ASSEMBLY • OPERATION • MAINTENANCE
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
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.
Retail Customer’s Responsibility
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
Dealer Preparation Check List
Safety Alert Symbols
Engine Oil Filter Change
I INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTION
Right Angle Drive
Constantly Variable Transmission
Engine Air Filter
CVT Enclosure Air Filter
Starting The Engine
Parking Brake Adjustment
Driving The Vehicle
Steering Wheel Inspection
Stopping The Engine
Wheel Lug Nuts
Using The Cargo Box
Cleaning Your Vehicle
Driving On Slippery Surfaces
Removal From Storage
Replenishing Battery Fluid
Driving Through Water
Driving Over Obstacles
Driving In Reverse
Parking On An Incline
Attaching Occupant Protection
Emptying The Cargo Box
Parking The Vehicle
Items To Check
Seat Belt Installation
Rubber Bumper Pad Adjustment
Noise Emission Control System
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.
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
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-
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 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
Record the model number, serial number and date purchased. This information will be helpful to your dealer if parts or service are required.
DATE OF RETAIL SALE
DEALER PREPARATION CHECK
BEFORE DELIVERING MACHINE — The following
check list should be completed. Use the Operator’s
Manual as a guide.
1. Engine has been serviced.
2. Battery fluid level is checked.
3. All warning lights checked for operation.(Engine oil, park
brake, & neutral light)
All fittings lubricated.
All shields in place and in good condition.
All fasteners torqued to specifications given in
All decals in place and readable. (See decal page.)
Overall condition good (i.e. paint, welds)
10.Parking brake checked and adjusted, if necessary.
11.Steering checked and adjusted, if necessary.
12.Check tire pressure.
13.Operators manual has been delivered to owner and
he has been instructed on the safe and proper use
of the utility vehicle.
THIS CHECKLIST TO REMAIN IN
It is the responsibility of the dealer to complete the procedures listed above before delivery of this vehicle to the customer.
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.
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
IMPORTANT OPERATOR SAFETY PRACTICES:
• 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.
• Fasten seat belt.
• Use vehicle only for
• 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)
•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
CARGO BOX LOAD OPERATIONS:
• 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