Rover 30, 35, 70, 75 User Manual

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Owners Manual

Rotary Lawnmower

Models 30, 35, 70 and 75

TM

Rover Mowers Limited

Rotary Lawnmower

PREFACE

Congratulations on your purchase of a quality Rover Product, Australian made and owned.

This manual covers the operation and maintenance of the Rover walk behind mower. Please read and understand this owner’s manual before using the mower.

If any point is unclear. Contact Rover Mowers Limited, or any Rover Mower Service Dealer.

Rover Mowers Limited reserves the right to make changes and add improvements to its products at any time, without notice or obligation. The Company also reserves the right to discontinue manufacture of any product at its discretion at any time.

To emphasise special information the following WARNING and CAUTION highlights are used.

WARNING

The safety of the user and others involved. Personal injury may result should this information be disregarded.

CONTENTS

PAGE

Preface

................................................

i

Safety Instructions ................................

ii

1.

Before Operating..............................

1

 

1.1

Grass Catcher Assembly.................

1

 

1.2

Folding Handles...........................

1

 

1.3

Handle Bar Height........................

1

 

1.4

Engine Lubrication .......................

1

 

1.5

Fuel .........................................

1

2.

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

1

 

2.1

Installing the Grass Catcher............

1

 

2.2

Removing the Grass Catcher ...........

2

 

2.3

Adjusting the Height of Cut.............

2

 

2.4

To Start the Engine.......................

2

 

2.5

To Stop the Engine ......................

2

 

2.6

Engaging the Drive.......................

2

 

2.7

Disengaging the Drive ...................

2

3.

Maintenance - General ......................

2

 

3.1

Engine Air Cleaner.......................

2

 

3.2

Snorkel Air Cleaner....................

2-3

 

3.3

Spark Plug .................................

3

 

3.4

Cutting Assembly.........................

3

 

3.5

Blade Change..............................

3

 

3.6

Throttle Control...........................

3

 

3.7

Wash Port................................

3-4

 

CAUTION

 

 

Follow these instructions to avoid

 

mower damage and possible loss

 

of warranty.

 

 

 

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4. Maintenance

 

Self-Propelled Mowers........................

4

4.1

Clutch Adjustment........................

4

4.2

Drive Belt Adjustment ...................

4

4.3

Drive Wheel Cleaning ...................

4

4.4

Drive Pawl Lubrication..................

4

4.5

Drive Pinion Lubrication................

4

ILLUSTRATIONS

 

Figure 1. - Grass Catcher Assembly ........

1

Figure 2. - Handle Bar Adjustment .........

1

Figure 3. - Installing Grass Catcher.........

1

Figure 4. - Adjusting Cut Height ............

2

Figure 5. - Snorkel Air Intake................

3

Figure 6. - Blade Change .....................

3

Figure 7. - Blade Attachments ...............

3

Figure 8. - Wash Port Cleaning..............

4

Figure 9. - Clutch Adjustment ...............

4

Figure10.- Belt Adjustment...................

4

Figure 11. - Drive Wheel Cleaning / Lube 4

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Rotary Lawnmower

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Never mow while barefoot or wearing open sandals or thongs. Wear long trousers and heavy shoes.

Know your controls. Read the owner’s manual carefully. Learn how to stop the engine quickly in any emergency.

Make sure the lawn is clear of sticks, stones, bones, wire and debris. They could be thrown by the blades.

Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire before clearing blockages, checking or working on the mower.

Before using, always inspect to see that blades, blade bolts and cutter assembly are not worn or damaged. Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts in sets to preserve balance.

DAMAGED BLADES AND WORN BOLTS ARE MAJOR HAZARDS.

Check all nuts, bolts and screws often; always be sure the mower is in a safe operating condition. Use only replacement parts made and guaranteed by the original manufacturer of your mower.

Refuel outdoors only. Do not smoke while fuelling engine. Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the cap of the fuel tank or add petrol while the engine is running or the engine is hot. If petrol is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine but move machine away from the area of the spill and avoid creating any source of igniton until petrol vapours have dissipated.

Do not mow whilst people, especially children or pets are in the mowing area.

Replace worn or faulty silencers.

Mow only in good daylight.

Never use the mower unless the grass catcher or guards (rear flap) provided by the manufacturer are in position.

Start the engine carefully with feet well away from the blades.

Do not operate engine in a confined space where exhaust fumes (carbon monoxide) can collect.

Stop the engine whenever you leave the mower, even for a moment.

Do not allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use the mower.

Store the mower in a well-ventilated room away from naked flames such as may be found in hot water heaters.

Do not over-speed the engine or alter governor settings. Excessive speed is dangerous and shortens mower life.

It is advisable to wear suitable eye protection when operating a mower.

Turn the fuel off at the conclusion of mowing and reduce the throttle setting during engine run-out.

Store fuel in a cool place in a container specifically designed for the purpose. In general, plastic containers are unsuitable.

Stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and inspect the mower if :

a)the mower begins to vibrate abnormally; or

b)after striking a foreign object.

Never cut grass while walking backwards.

Stop the engine before pushing mower across gravel drives, walks or roads.

Walk, never run.

Mow across the face of slopes, never up and down. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. Do not mow excessively steep slopes.

Never pick up or carry a mower when it is operating.

 

CAUTION

These machines are covered by one or more of the

 

 

following Reg. designs and or Patents; Reg. Designs:

 

To avoid engine damage drain oil and

 

Aust. 131504, 121674, 132232 NZ. 25656, 28617

 

fuel from engine before turning the

Patents: Aust. 713852, 729036, 745750

 

engine over in any direction.

NZ. 330293, US. 6085508, UK. GR2325139

 

 

 

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