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OPERATOR’S MANUAL

47” Two-Stage

Snowthrower

47” Two-StageSnowthrower

Mfg. No. Description

1694404 47” Two Stage Snowthrower (for use with Legacy LX / 2000 / 2900 Series)

1725463 Revision 04 Rev. Date 12/2005

TP 100-3897-04-AT-SMAN

Table of Contents

Safety Rules & Information

 

Training ............................................................

2

Preparation ......................................................

2

Operation.........................................................

2

Children ...........................................................

3

Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute ..............

3

Service, Maintenance and Storage .................

3

Emissions ........................................................

3

Decals..............................................................

4

Required Accessories...................................

5

Recommended Accessories.........................

5

Clean-OutWarning and Procedure..............

5

Operation

 

Controls ...........................................................

7

Checks Before Starting....................................

7

Operating on Slopes........................................

7

Transporting.....................................................

8

Engine & Ground Speed Selection..................

8

Stopping & Starting .........................................

8

Snow Removal Suggestions............................

8

Daily Storage ...................................................

8 .

Off Season Storage .........................................

8

Maintenance

 

Schedule for Normal Care ...............................

9

Lubricate Snowthrower ....................................

9

Lubricate Discharge Chute ............................

10

Drive Shaft Lubrication ..................................

10

Lubricate Auger Shaft....................................

10

Check Auger Gearbox Oil Level ....................

10

Lubricate Discharge Chute Drive Chain ........

10

Inspect Scraper Bar.......................................

11

Reversing Scraper Bar ..................................

11

Shear Bolts ....................................................

11

NOTE: In these instructions, “left” and “right” are referred to as seen from the operating position.

Adjustment

 

Skid Shoe Adjustment ...................................

11

Troubleshooting, Adjustments & Service

 

Troubleshooting Chart ...................................

12

Initial Installation

 

Install Front Hitch...........................................

13

Install Long Drive Shaft .................................

14

Mount Cable Guide........................................

15

Assemble Discharge Chute ...........................

15

Electric Chute Rotator ...................................

15

Attach Short Drive Shaft to

 

Drive Chain Box.............................................

16

Secure Cables ...............................................

16

Check Auger Gear Box Oil Levels .................

16

Snowthrower Installation................................

17

Snowthrower & Hitch Removal

 

Snowthrower & Hitch Removal ......................

19

Mounting Remote Deflector Control

 

Instructions ....................................................

20

Template ........................................................

21

Hardware Torque Specifications

 

Chart..............................................................

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Safety Rules & Information

This machine is capable to amputating hands and feet. Read these safety rules and follow them closely. Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control of unit, severe personal injury or death to you, or bystanders, or damage to property or equipment. The triangle in text signifies important cautions or warnings which must be followed.

TRAINING

1.Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manuals before operating this unit. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the equipment. Know how to stop the unit and disengage the controls quickly.

2.Never allow children to operate the equipment. Never allow adults to operate the equipment without proper instruction.

3.Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children and pets.

PREPARATION

1.Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used and remove all doormats, sleds, boards, wires, and other foreign objects.

2.Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before starting engine (motor).

3.Do not operate the equipment without wearing adequate winter outer garments. Avoid loose fitting clothing that can get caught in moving parts. Wear footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces.

4.Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable.

(a)Use an approved fuel container.

(b)Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine.

(c)Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never fill fuel tank indoors. Replace fuel cap securely and wipe up spilled fuel.

(d)Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground, away from your vehicle, before filling.

(e)When practical, remove gas-poweredequipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel such on a trailer with a portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.

(f)Keep nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening at all times, until refueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-opendevice.

(g)Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe up spilled fuel.

(h)If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.

5.Adjust the collector housing height to clear gravel or crushed rock surfaces.

6.Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine (motor) is running (except when specifically recommended by the manufacturer).

7.Let engine (motor) and machine adjust to outdoor temperatures before starting to clear snow.

8.Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation or while performing an adjustment or repair to protect eye from foreign objects that may be thrown from the machine.

TP-600-4159-00-UV-SMAN

OPERATION

1.Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.

2.Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic. Do not carry Passengers.

3.After striking a foreign object, stop the engine (motor), remove the wire from the spark plug, disconnect the cord on electric motors, thoroughly inspect the snowthrower for any damage, and repair the damage before restarting and operating the snowthrower.

4.If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.

5.Stop the engine (motor) whenever you leave the operating position, before unclogging the collector/impeller housing or discharge guide, and when making any repairs, adjustments, or inspections.

6.When leaving the machine unattended, disengage the power take-off(PTO), lower the attachment, set the parking brake, stop the engine, and remove the key.

7.When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting make certain the collector/impeller and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent accidental starting. Do not run the engine indoors except for starting the engine or for transporting the snowthrower in or out of the building. Open the outside doors; exhaust fumes are dangerous.

8.Exercise extreme caution when operating on slopes. Do not attempt to clear steep slopes.

9.Never operate the snowthrower without proper guards plates, or other safety protective devices in place and working.

10.Never direct the discharge toward people or areas where property damage can occur. Keep children and others away.

11.Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate.

12.Never operate the machine at high transport speeds on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care when operating in reverse.

13.Disengage power to the collector/impeller when snowthrower is transported or not in use.

14.Use only attachments and accessories approved by the manufacturer of the snowthrower (such as wheel weights, counterweights, or cabs).

15.Never operate the snowthrower without good visibility or light. Always be sure of your footing, and keep a firm hold on the handles. Walk, never run.

16.Never touch a hot engine or muffler.

17.Never operate the snowthrower near glass enclosures, automobiles, window wells, drop-offs,and the like without proper adjustment of the discharge angle.

18.Never direct discharge at bystanders or allow anyone in front of the unit.

19.Never leave a running unit unattended. Always disengage the auger and traction controls, stop engine, and remove keys.

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20.Do not operate the unit while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

21.Keep in mind the operator is responsible for accidents occurring to other people or property.

22.Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of power equipment-relatedinjuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the unit safely enough to protect themselves and others from injury.

23.DO NOT wear long scarves or loose clothing that could become entangled in moving parts.

24.Snow can hide obstacles. Make sure to remove all obstacles from the area to be cleared.

CHILDREN

Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the unit and the operating activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.

1.Keep children out of the area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

2.Be alert and turn unit off if children enter the area.

3.Never allow children to operate the unit.

4.Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.

CLEARING A CLOGGED DISCHARGE CHUTE

Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge chute is the most common cause of injury associated with snowthrowers. Never use your hand to clean out the discharge chute.

To clear the chute:

1.SHUT OFF THE ENGINE.

2.Wait 10 seconds to be sure the impeller blades have stopped rotating.

3.Always use a clean out tool, not your hands.

SERVICE, MAINTENANCE, AND STORAGE

1.Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition.

2.Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building where ignition sources are present such as hot water and spacer heaters, or clothes dryers. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

3.Always refer to the operator’s manual for important details if the snowthrower is to be stored for an extended period.

4.Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as necessary.

5.Run the machine a few minutes after throwing snow to prevent freeze-upof the collector/impeller.

6.If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine but move the machine away from the area of spillage and avoid creating any source of ignition until fuel vapors have dissipated.

7.Always observe safe refueling and fuel handling practices when refueling the unit after transportation or storage.

Safety Rules

8.Always follow the engine manual instructions for storage preparations before storing the unit for both short and long term periods.

9.Always follow the engine manual instructions for proper start-upprocedures when returning the unit to service.

10.Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as necessary.

11.Keep nuts and bolts tight and keep equipment in good condition.

12.Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly and make necessary repairs if they are not functioning properly.

13.Components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when necessary.

14.Check control operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.

15.Use only factory authorized replacement parts when making repairs.

16.Always comply with factory specifications on all settings and adjustments.

17.Only authorized service locations should be utilized for major service and repair requirements.

18.Never attempt to make major repairs on this unit unless you have been properly trained. Improper service procedures can result in hazardous operation, equipment damage and voiding of manufacturer’s warranty.

19.Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition.

EMISSIONS

1.Engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known, in certain quantities, to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

2.If available, look for the relevant Emissions Durability Period and Air Index information on the engine emissions label.

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Safety Decals

SAFETY DECALS

This unit has been designed and manufactured to provide you with the safety and reliability you would expect from an industry leader in outdoor power equipment manufacturing.

Although reading this manual and the safety instructions it contains will provide you with the necessary basic knowledge to operate this equipment safely and effectively, we have placed several safety labels on the unit to remind you of this important information while you are operating your unit.

All DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and instructional messages on your unit should be carefully read and obeyed. Personal bodily injury can result when these instructions are not followed. The information is for your safety and it is important! The safety decals below are on your unit.

If any of these decals are lost or damaged, replace them at once. See your local dealer for replacements.

These labels are easily applied and will act as a constant visual reminder to you, and others who may use the equipment, to follow the safety instructions necessary for safe, effective operation.

 

Part No. 1709688

Part No. 1722674

Auger Danger Decal

 

Discharge Chute Danger Decal

 

DANGER

 

AVOID INJURY

 

FROM ROTATING

 

AUGER!

 

Keep hands, feet,

 

and clothing away.

 

1716532

 

Part No. 1716532

Part No. 1709689

Auger Danger Decal

Auger Danger Decal

WHEN OPERATING

CAUTION WITH SNOWTHROWER, REAR WHEEL WEIGHTS

ARE REQUIRED.

1716540

Part No. 1716540

Wheel Weights Required Decal

WARNING

TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH

Refer to Operator's Manual for Safety and Operating Instructions.

Keep all guards and shields in place.

Stop engine, remove key, and be sure all moving parts have come to a complete stop before servicing or unplugging.

Do not use hands to unplug chute or auger.

Always direct discharge so as to avoid injury to persons —ordamage to property.

Never allow anyone in front of the machine while it is operating.

1716531

Part No. 1716531

Main Operation Warning Decal

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Safety Information

Required Accessories

It is required that tire chains and two rear wheel weights or Quick Tach Weights are used.

Never operate on slopes greater than 17.6% (10°).

Recommended Accessories

A rear-mountedweight box can also be added for additional traction. The maximum weight added to the tractor should not exceed 35 lbs. per wheel, plus 100 additional pounds in the rear weight box.

For operation on slopes greater than 15% (8.5°), Quick Tach Weights, tire chains, and wheel weights are recommended. Never operate on slopes greater than 17.6% (10°).

Required Accessories

A Lift Lever Kit is required for some of the models covered by this manual, and must be installed as part of hitch installation.

TRACTOR CONTROLS

Before you begin operating the tractor and attachment, make certain you have:

Read and understood the instructions in the tractor Operator’s Manual.

Become thoroughly familiar with all of the tractor controls and their operation, including how to safely and properly start and stop the unit.

Practice driving in an open area, without the attachment, to become accustomed to the unit.

DANGER

Do not clean out discharge chute with hands. Contact with moving parts inside chute will cause serious injury. Use a clean out tool. Use the following procedure to remove objects or clear the chute:

1.Stop the engine. Remove the key

2.Wait 10 seconds to be sure the auger/impeller blades have stopped rotating.

3.Always use a clean-outtool. DO NOT use your hands.

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OPERATION

Controls

Read and understand the instructions in your tractor Operator’s Manual.

Refer to Figure 1 for control locations.

A. ELECTRIC CHUTE ROTATOR

Rotates the chute right and left.

B. PTO SWITCH

Engages and disengages the snowthrower.

C. ATTACHMENT LIFT

Raises and lowers the snowthrower for transport.

D. PTO SELECTOR

Selects front, rear or both PTO’s. Select forward position for snowthrower use.

E. THROTTLE

Sets engine speed. Always use FULL throttle.

F. HYDRAULICS SELECTOR SWITCH

Selects inboard or auxiliary hydraulics. Select forward position for snowthrower use.

G. REMOTE DEFLECTOR CONTROL

Sets and locks in the angle of the chute deflector.

Checks Before Starting

1.Refer to the Maintenance & Adjustments section of this manual and perform any needed service. Also, refer to the tractor Operator’s Manual and perform any required service.

2.Remove any objects from the work area which might be caught in, or thrown by, the auger.

3.Before starting the engine, clear the auger of any ice which may cause damage to the unit.

4.Adjust the deflector and skid shoes to desired height. See Skid Shoe Adjustment.

5.Make sure all hardware is present and secure.

 

Operation

E

C

G

 

 

B

 

F

 

D

Figure 1. Controls

 

A. Electric Chute Rotator

E. Throttle

B. PTO Switch

F. Hydraulics Selector

C. Attachment Lift

G. Remote Deflector

D. PTO Selector

Control

Operating On Slopes

WARNING

Never operate on slopes greater than 17.6% (10°), which is a rise of3-1/2feet (106cm) vertically in 20 feet (607cm) horizontally.

When operating on slopes wheel weights and tire chains are required.

Select slow ground speed before driving onto a slope. Avoid using brakes to control speed.

Drive up and down the face of the slopes, never across the slope face.

Use caution when changing directions and DO NOT START OR STOP ON A SLOPE.

WARNING

Perform the Safety System Interlock test found in your tractor Operator’s Manual. If tractor does not pass the test, do not operate the tractor. See your authorized dealer. Under no circumstances should you attempt to defeat the safety system.

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Operation

Transporting

1.Disengage the electric clutch and then raise the snowthrower.

2.Adjust ground speed according to surface conditions.

3.Select a low ground speed when transporting on a slippery surface.

Engine & Ground Speed Selection

Always run the engine at full throttle.

Normally, a low ground speed is best for throwing snow. The deeper or heavier the snow, the slower the recommended ground speed.

Starting & Stopping

1.Start the tractor engine. Set engine throttle at full speed.

2.Lower the snowthrower.

3.Engage the electric clutch switch. Snowthrower auger should rotate. Disengage the electric clutch switch. snowthrower auger should stop.

4.Select the proper ground speed.

5.To stop the tractor, depress the clutch/brake pedal. To stop the snowthrower, disengage the electric clutch. Before leaving the seat, stop the engine, disengage the electric clutch, set the parking brake, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop.

Daily Storage

1.Run the snowthrower a few minutes after blowing snow to prevent freeze-upof auger.

2.Allow tractor engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

Off-SeasonStorage

WARNING

To prevent an explosion or fire, never store the tractor with fuel in the tank inside a building where an ignition source is present.

1.Remove snowthrower from the tractor. Hitch can remain installed if other attachments are to be used.

2.Use water pressure or a brush to thoroughly clean the housing.

3.Paint, or lightly coat with oil, any area where paint has been worn or chipped away.

4.Lubricate the snowthrower.

5.Store the snowthrower and hitch in a dry place.

Snow Removal Suggestions

Determine the best snow removal pattern before beginning.

Wind direction is an important factor to consider. Rotate the spout to discharge snow downwind.

Plan the pattern so that you avoid throwing snow on cleared areas and on yourself as you are operating.

When land contour permits, it is best to travel in the longest direction to minimize turning.

In very deep or heavy snow, it may be necessary to make the first pass with snowthrower partially raised, backing up every few feet to clear the snow left on the surface. Also, it may be necessary to slice off less than the full width of the auger or reduce ground speed.

If snow stops flowing freely from the spout, back away until the snowthrower clears itself.

CAUTION

Always raise the snowthrower before turning or backing up, to prevent damage to the unit.

WARNING

If auger does not start and stop when engaging/disengaging electric clutch, see your authorized dealer. Under no circumstances should you attempt to defeat the safety system.

WARNING

If the auger stalls or the chute plugs, DISENGAGE THE ELECTRIC CLUTCH, STOP THE ENGINE AND REMOVE THE KEY. SET THE PARKING BRAKE.

WAIT FOR MOVING PARTS TO STOP. Remove the foreign object or clear the spout with a piece of wood before restarting the engine. Never place hands into auger housing or spout to clear jammed object. Auger may rotate when object is removed.

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Schedule For Normal Care

Care Required

Schedule

Clean snow and ice from

After each use.

snowthrower.

 

Grease Auger Zerks **

Every 25 hours &

 

before seasonal storage

Grease Drive Chain **

Every 25 hours &

 

before seasonal storage

Grease Drive Shaft **

Every 10 hours &

 

before seasonal storage

Check Auger Gear

Every 25 hours

Gear Box Oil***

 

Lube Chute & Blower ***

Every 25 hours &

 

before seasonal storage

 

 

*Use 30 Weight Engine Oil

**Use Automotive Lithium Grease

***Use Simplicity Winter Weight Worm Gear Oil

Lubricate Snowthrower

Maintenance

WARNING

To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance on the tractor or snowthrower only when the engine is stopped, parking brake is set and all moving parts have stopped. Always remove the ignition key before beginning maintenance or adjustments to prevent accidental starting of the engine.

MAINTENANCE

In general, linkage connections and other parts that have partial rotational or sliding movement should be lubricated periodically with SAE 30 weight oil. Avoid applying excessive amounts of oil or grease since this may cause a build-upof dirt around the lubricated area, making subsequent lubrication more difficult to accomplish.

Figure 2. Lubricate Snowthrower

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