Bush Hog FC-BL-0002 User Manual

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100 Series

REAR MOUNTED BLADE

Published 08/10

Part No. 00786975C

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

© 2010 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

Safety Messages ...................................................................................................................................................

1-2

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

1-9

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

1-11

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

1-15

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

2-1

ASSEMBLY SECTION ............................................................................................................

3-1

Planer Wheel .........................................................................................................................................................

3-3

Operation - Special Notice .....................................................................................................................................

3-3

Gauge Wheel (Extra Equipment) ...........................................................................................................................

3-5

Skid Shoes & Quick Tack End Plates (Extra Equipment) ......................................................................................

3-5

Hydraulic System ...................................................................................................................................................

3-6

Selector Valve (Accessory Equipment)..................................................................................................................

3-6

Hydraulic Control Valve (Accessory Equipment) ...................................................................................................

3-7

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

4-1

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

4-3

OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS.............................................................................................................................

4-4

TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS................................................................................................................................

4-5

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

4-5

Tractor Horsepower ...............................................................................................................................................

4-5

Tractor 3-Point Hitch ..............................................................................................................................................

4-6

Front End Weight ...................................................................................................................................................

4-6

GETTING ON AND OFF THE TRACTOR .............................................................................................................

4-6

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

4-7

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

4-7

STARTING THE TRACTOR ..................................................................................................................................

4-8

CONNECTING THE REAR BLADE TO THE TRACTOR ......................................................................................

4-8

Connecting the Rear Blade....................................................................................................................................

4-9

PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION AND SERVICE...............................................................................................

4-10

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

4-10

Blade Pre-Operation Inspection/Service..............................................................................................................

4-11

DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT .....................................................................................................

4-14

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

4-15

Brake and Differential Lock Setting......................................................................................................................

4-15

Driving the Tractor and Blade ..............................................................................................................................

4-16

OPERATING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT...............................................................................................

4-16

Operating the Blade .............................................................................................................................................

4-16

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

4-17

DISCONNECTING THE BLADE FROM THE TRACTOR....................................................................................

4-17

BLADE STORAGE...............................................................................................................................................

4-18

TRANSPORTING THE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT .......................................................................................

4-19

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

4-19

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

4-21

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

4-23

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

5-1

Proper Torque For Fasteners ................................................................................................................................

5-3

SAFETY SECTION

Safety Section 1-1

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(SG-2)

SAFETY

SAFETY

Safety Messages

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)

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.

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Safety Section 1-2

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(SG-10)
(SG-9)
(SG-7)
(SG-6)

SAFETY

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)

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.

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.

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)

BEFORE leaving the tractor seat, always 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.

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

Falling off can result in serious injury or death.

SAFETY

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Safety Section 1-3

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(SG-16)
(SG-15)
(SG-14)
(SG-13)
(SG-12)
(SG-11)

SAFETY

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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Safety Section 1-4

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(SG-20)
(SG-I7)

SAFETY

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.

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. (SG-19)

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

SAFETY

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Safety Section 1-5

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(SG-25)
(SG-24)
(SG-23)
(SG-22)
(SG-21)

SAFETY

SAFETY

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.

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.

KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING ELEMENTS to prevent entanglement and possible 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. Children can cause the Implement to shift or fall crushing themselves or others.

NEVER 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)

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