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Operator and

Parts Manual

Grass Catcher

Dixon SpeedZTR 42"

Kit 539 131354

CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new Grass Catcher. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance.

Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/ department. They have competent, well-trainedtechnicians and the proper tools for service and repairs.

Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your Grass Catcher properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES”.

KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER

READ THIS OPERATION MANUAL AND THE SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR GRASS CATCHER. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarize yourself with the parts before starting the assembly. Study the operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to insure proper functioning of your Grass Catcher and to prevent injury to yourself and others. Save this manual for future reference.

WARNING

The operation of any mower can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. ALWAYS wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your mower and while mowing. We recommend a wide vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses.

©2007 HTC. All Rights Reserved.

Beatrice, NE. Printed in U.S.A.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SAFETY RULES .......................................................................................................................

4-6

CARTON CONTENTS ..................................................................................................................

7

ASSEMBLY ..........................................................................................................................

8 - 10

OPERATION ...............................................................................................................................

12

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES..............................................................................................

13

PARTS ..................................................................................................................................

14-15

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SAFETY RULES

SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FORRIDE-ONMOWERS

DANGER !

THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

I. GENERAL OPERATION

Read, understand and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting.

Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine.

Clear the area of objects such as rocks, stones, toys, wire etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blades.

Be sure the area is clear of all people and pets before mowing. Stop the machine if anyone enters the area.

Never carry passengers or children even with blades off.

Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing.

Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not direct it towards anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place.

Slow down before turning.

Never leave the machine unattended when the engine is running. Always turn off the blades, set the parking brake, stop the engine and remove the key before leaving the machine.

Turn off blades when not mowing.

Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute.

Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.

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

Watch out for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.

Use extra care when loading and unloading the machine onto a trailer or truck.

Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-relatedinjuries. These

operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.

DO NOT operate mower with grass catcher, unless the front weights are installed.

Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris buildup which can touch hot exhaust/ engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage.

II. SLOPE OPERATION

Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control andtip-overaccidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.

DO

Mow up and down slopes (10° Max.), not across.

Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.

Use slow speed. Choose a low speed so that you will not have to stop while on the slope.

Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine.

Keep all movement on the slopes slow andgradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.

Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.

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SAFETY RULES

SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FORRIDE-ONMOWERS

DO NOT

Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

Do not mow neardrop-off,ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff

or ditch, or if an edge caves in.

Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding.

Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground.

III. CHILDREN

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

NEVER allow children to operate the machine.

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

Be alert and turn off the machine if children enter the area.

Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.

Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

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

IV. SERVICE

The operation of any mower can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your mower or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.

Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive.

-Use only an approved container.

-Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running.

-Allow engine to cool before refueling.

-Do not smoke.

-Never refuel the machine indoors.

-Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater.

Never run a machine inside a closed area.

Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.

Never tamper with safety devices. Check there proper operation regularly.

Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris buildup. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing.

Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.

Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.

Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when necessary.

Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.

Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as shown in the Operator’s manual.

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SAFETY RULES

SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FORRIDE-ONMOWERS

NEVER allow children to operate the machine.

Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.

Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off.

Do not drive in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing.

Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

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

Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.

Mow up and down slopes (10° Max), not across.

Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.

Use a slow speed while on slope or hill.

Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.

If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly.

Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

CAUTION

In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug.

WARNING

DO NOT tow any trailers, etc. with this mower. They may jackknife or over turn causing damage to the mower and possibly serious injury to the operator.

WARNING

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.

WARNING

Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals know to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

CAUTION

Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.

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UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS

CARTON 1 CONTENTS

 

• Remove all parts and packing materials from

1

- Lower Chute

1 - Owner’s Manual

both cartons.

1

- Hose

1 - Hanger Bracket

• Check carton contents against list. Be sure all

2

- Hi-LiftBlades

1 - Catcher Support

parts are there.

1 - Deflector Bracket

1 - Weight Kit

 

2

- Support Straps

1 - Bag of Hardware

CARTON 2 CONTENTS

1 - Cover Assembly 2 - Soft Bag Containers

1 - Bag of Hardware

PARTS IDENTIFICATION

Cover

Assembly

Flex Hose

Lower Chute

Grass Catcher

Containers

NOTE: When right hand (R.H.) and left hand (L.H.) are mentioned in this manual, it means when you are seated on the mower in the operator’s position.

CAUTION

BEFORE ASSEMBLING GRASS CATCHER TO MOWER:

Set parking brake.

Place motion control levers in “NEUTRAL” position.

Turn ignition key “OFF” and remove key.

Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.

Disconnect spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.

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ASSEMBLY

1CATCHER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

1.Remove the side bolts on the engine guard.

2.Using catcher support as a template, drill one 11/32 hole into the engine guard near the center bottom. (See illustration) Attach catcher

support to engine guard using with four

3/8 -16x ¾ bolts and four3/8 -16nyloc nuts. Make sure support strap tabs are facing to the rear.

3.Attach hanger bracket to catcher support with four 5/16 -18x 1 carriage bolts and four5/16 nyloc nuts. See illustration.

4.Attach support straps to catcher support at the support strap tabs, using two 5/16-18x 1 hex head bolts and two5/16 nyloc nuts.

5.Align engine guard with attached support and hanger bracket to rear of mower. Secure the opposite end of the support strap and the engine guard to the sides of the mower with two 5/16 -18x 1 carriage bolts and two5/16 nyloc nuts.

Hanger Bracket

Support Strap Tab

Catcher

Support

Engine Guard

2MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLY TO

SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish assistance from another person for mounting the cover assembly to mower.

1.Position cover assembly on ground behind mower.

2.Lift and rotate cover to align the cover bracket with hanger bracket and slide the cover down until secure.

Frame Bracket

Hanger

Bracket

Support Strap

Drill One 11/32 hole into engine guard to match this hole

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ASSEMBLY

3CONTAINER MOUNTING

1.Install container, centering between support tubes.

NOTE: One container should always overlap the other container at supports.

2.Close cover and lock latch handles over center support tubes.

Cover Latch

Handle

Container

Bags

Support

Tubes

WARNING

DO NOT operate mower unless container is properly installed. Container is subject to wear and deterioration, check containers frequently, replace when cracked or damaged. Use only a recommended replacement container.

4ADAPTER BRACKET

1.Turn mower engine off.

2.Remove grass deflector on mower by removing hair pin cotter, spring and deflector pin. The deflector and hardware should be stored for when the grass catcher is not used.

3.Attach adapter bracket to the deck with the bolts and nuts removed in Step 2. See illustration.

Grass Bagger

Adapter Bracket

Reuse Nuts

Deflector

Bracket

Reuse Bolts

Adapter Bracket

Attached

CAUTION

Before removing deflector shield, turn mower engine off.

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ASSEMBLY

5LOWER CHUTE

1.Attach the chute latches on both sides of the lower chute as shown.

Chute Latch

Lower Chute

2.Slide the bracket extension into the slot on the lower chute. Pull latches down and attach hooks into the holes on deck tabs.

Deck Tab

Deck Tab

Latch Assembly

6FLEX HOSE

1.Slide flex hose onto open end of the lower chute.

2.Thread hose clamp around flex hose and chute. Pull tight.

3.Push opposite end of the flex hose through gasketed hole in grass catcher cover. Bend flex hose end downwards towards grass catcher containers.

Note: The length of the hose may be cut for best fit.

Bend Hose downwards towards bags

Cover Gasket

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ASSEMBLY

7FRONT WEIGHTS

1.Center the weight box on the front face of foot plate, as illustrated. Use the holes in weight box as a template to mark and drill four 11/32" diameter holes in foot plate.

2.Attach the weight box to foot plate with four 5/16-18x ½" carriage bolts and5/16" nyloc nuts.

3.Install weight in weight box.

CAUTION

DO NOT operate mower with grass catcher, unless the front weights are installed.

Weight Box

Install Weight

In Box

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OPERATION

TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING OPERATION

Follow the mower operation instructions in your mower operator’s manual.

When operating your grass catcher on a lawn where grass and leaf bagging equipment has not been used, you are picking up thatch and debris that has accumulated for long periods of time. The amount collected and the total time of operation may be greater than you will experience with regular use of your grass catcher.

Always run throttle at full speed when bagging.

Select a speed low enough to give good mower cutting performance, good quality cut and good bagging performance.

NOTE: It may be necessary to overlap width of cut to suit your conditions.

If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice. The first time relatively high, the second time to desired height.

Use left hand side of mower for trimming.

Plastic trash bags (3.0 mil, 30 gallon) can be inserted inside grass catcher containers for ease of debris disposal. To remove the plastic trash bags when full:

a.Disengage blades, shift into neutral, engage the parking brake and stop the engine.

b.Unlatch and raise cover.

c.Remove one container at a time by grasping container handles and pulling toward the rear, off of the tube rails.

d.With the container resting on the ground, close and secure the top of the plastic lawn bag.

e.Tip the container on its side and slide the filled bag from the container.

f.Install a new plastic lawn bag with the edges of the bag draped over upper lip of the Container (for replacement bags refer to REPLACEMENT PARTS).

g.Repeat for other containers.

h.Reinstall containers making sure right container overlaps left container at center supports.

i.Close cover and secure latches over center support tubes.

Avoid cutting wet grass or in the morning while the dew is still heavy. Grass clippings collected under these conditions tend to be sticky and adhere to the walls of the flow path causing clogging.

If the grass catcher fails to pick up cut grass or leaves, it is an indication that clogging has occurred in the system or that the grass catcher containers are full.

a.Disengage blades, place motion control levers in neutral position, engage parking brake and stop engine.

-Unlatch and raise cover.

-Slide out containers and dispose of clippings.

-Replace containers, close cover, and latch.

b.Check for clogging.

-Remove all debris in chute.

-Reassemble chutes.

CAUTION

DO NOT operate mower with grass catcher partially installed.

Disengage blades and stop engine before leaving mower seat to empty containers, unclogging chutes, etc.

Close cover before starting.

Disengage mower blades when crossing driveways or gravel surfaces and other areas where thrown objects could be a hazard.

DO NOT attempt to vacuum up cans or other potentially hazardous projectiles.

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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.

Before each use check for loose fasteners.

Clean unit thoroughly after each use.

BLADE CARE

For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.

See BLADE CARE instructions in your mower operator’s manual.

CAUTION

BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE, SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:

Set parking brake.

Place motion control levers in “NEUTRAL” position.

Place clutch control in “DISENGAGED” position.

Turn ignition key to “OFF” position.

Make sure blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.

Disconnect spark plug wire(s) from spark plug(s) and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.

STORAGE

When grass catcher is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grass, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry place.

CAUTION

Do not leave grass in catcher containers. Empty containers after each use and before storing. Failure to do so may result in spontaneous combustion which could develop into a fire.

CAUTION

Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts,

when necessary.

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PARTS

15

14

 

 

 

10

3

5

 

11

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

16

13

 

 

6

19

 

 

4

 

 

14

 

 

 

18

 

 

21

 

 

1

 

20

 

 

 

 

7

 

12

 

 

 

21

21

 

 

 

 

 

8

17

 

19

 

 

 

9

21

 

 

22

ITEM

P/N

QTY

DESCRIPTION

ITEM

P/N

QTY

DESCRIPTION

1 ..

532 192557

.... 1...

BRACKET, DEFLECTOR

12 ..

539 131282

.... 1...

SUPPORT STRAP - LH

2 ..

539 108084 ....

2...

WASHER, 3/16 x ¾ x 16 GA

13 ..

539 131284 ....

1...

SUPPORT STRAP - RH

3 ..

539 108089 ....

2...

PLATED, WELD NUT

14 ..

539 131355 ....

1...

HOSE, 6¾ I.D.

4 ..

539 108194 ....

2...

LATCH ASSEMBLY

15 ..

539 97076 ......

1...

HOSE CLAMP 6"-7"

5 ..

539 109552 ....

2...

WASH 3/16 LOCK ZD

16 ..

539 976952 ....

2...

#10-24x .625 MACH. SCRW

6 ..

539 111007 ....

1...

CHUTE, LOWER 42

17 ..

539 976979....

4...

NUT 3/8-16HEX NYLOC ZD

7 ..

539 118038 ....

2...

BLADE HI LIFT FUSION

18 ..

539 990134 ....

4...

HCS 3/8-16X ¾ GR 5 ZD

8 ..

539 131343 ....

1...

WEIGHT BOX

19 ..

539 990208 ....

6...

RRSNB 5/16-18X 1 GR5 ZD

9 ..

539 121399 ....

1...

WEIGHT

20 ..

539 990209 ....

2...

HCS 5/16-18X 1 GR 5 ZD

10 ..

539 131277 ....

1...

BRACKET, HANGER

21 ..

539 990717 ..

14 ...

NUT 5/16-18HEX NYLOC ZD

11 ..

539 131279 ....

1...

SUPPORT - BAGGER

22 ..

539 990316 ....

4...

RHSNB, 5/16-18X ¾, GR5

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PARTS

 

8

 

2

 

9

4

11

9

9

9

 

10

7

 

8

 

8

5

6

3

 

 

14

1

12

13

15

ITEM P/N

QTY

DESCRIPTION

ITEM P/N

QTY

DESCRIPTION

1 ..

532 124670

.... 1 ...

RETAINER SPRING

9 ..

539 991034

.... 8...

10-24x5/8 WASHER HD ZD

2 ..

532 127533 ....

1 ...

SCREEN, COVER

10 ..

532 414173

.... 1...

STRIP, REINFORCEMENT

3 ..

539 108100 ....

1 ...

GASKET, COVER

11 ..

532 160274

.... 1...

COVER, TOP

4 ..

532 130895 ....

1 ...

LATCH HANDLE, COVER

12 ..

532 174083....

3...

CAP, PLUG TUBING END

5 ..

532 132796 ....

1 ...

SPRING, COVER LT

13 ..

532 414172 ....

1...

FRAME ASSEMBLY, 2-BIN

6 ..

532 132983 ....

1 ...

SPRING, COVER RT

14 ..

532 192786....

1...

PIN, HINGE PIVOT

7 ..

532 133235 ....

1 ...

SPACER, COVER

15 ..

532 400226....

2...

CONTAINER BAG, SOFT

8 ..

539 976977 ....

8 ...

NUT, 10-24HEX W/NYLOC

 

 

 

 

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539 131388 IR

05/07