Rover 45048, 45148 User Manual

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Owners Manual

MODEL 45TM

REEL MOWER

MODELS 45048 & 45148

TM

Rover Mowers Limited

Model 45TM

FOREWORD

Thank you for buying a Rover Mower.

This manual covers the operation and maintenance of the Rover Model 45TM reel mower. Please read and understand this owners manual, and the accompanying engine manufacturers manual. If any point is unclear, contact Rover Mowers Limited or any authorised Rover Mower service dealer.

To emphasise special information, the words WARNING and CAUTION are used.

WARNING

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

CAUTION

Follow these instructions to avoid mower damage and possible loss of warranty.

CONTENTS

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. Assembly......................................................

1

1.1

Unpacking...................................................

1

1.2

Before operating.........................................

1

1.3

Grass catcher...............................................

1

2. Controls.....................................................

2

2.1

Throttle control...........................................

2

2.2

Drive clutch lever.......................................

2

2.3

Cutter drive clutch......................................

2

3. Operation....................................................

3

3.1

Starting.......................................................

3

3.2

Mowing.......................................................

3

3.3

Stopping......................................................

3

4. Adjustment................................................

3

4.1

Cutter setting............................................

3

4.1.1

Checking..................................................

3

4.1.2

Adjusting..................................................

4

4.2

Cutter drive chain.....................................

4

4.3

Clutch and drum chains............................

4

4.4

Cutting height...........................................

4

4.5

Clutch.......................................................

5

4.6

Grass deflector..........................................

5

4.7

Blade levelling..........................................

5

5.

Maintenance.............................................

6

 

5.1

Lubrication..................................................

6

 

5.2

Engine.........................................................

6

 

5.3

General........................................................

6

6.

Trouble shooting.................................

7

ILLUSTRATIONS

 

Figure 1.

Rear view............................................

1

Figure 2.

Throttle control...................................

2

Figure 3.

Drive clutch lever................................

2

Figure 4.

Cutter drive clutch...............................

2

Figure 5.

Engine starter cord..............................

3

Figure 6.

Mower tilting......................................

4

Figure 7.

Cutter adjustment................................

4

Figure 8.

Drive chains........................................

4

Figure 9.

Cutting height adjustment...................

5

Figure 10.

Clutch adjustment...............................

5

Figure 11.

Grass deflector....................................

5

Figure 12.

Blade levelling....................................

5

Figure 13.

Clutch lubrication points.....................

6

Figure 14.

General lubrication points...................

6

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

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

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

5.Before using always visually inspect to see that the 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.

6.Check all nuts, bolts and screws often, always be sure the mower is in safe operating condition. Use only genuine Rover replacement parts.

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

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

9.Replace worn or faulty silencers.

10.Mow only in good daylight.

11.Never use the mower unless the grass catcher or guards provided by the manufacturer are in position.

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

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

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

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

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

17.Never leave wind-up starters in a wound condition.

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

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

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

21.Storefuelinacoolplaceinacontainerspecificallydesignedforthepurpose.Ingeneralplastic containers are unsuitable.

22.Stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug lead and inspect the mower if-

(a)the mower begins to vibrate abnormally or

(b)after striking a foreign object.

23.Never cut grass while walking backwards.

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

25.Walk, never run.

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

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

Rover Mowers Limited

Model 45TM

ASSEMBLY

1.1 UNPACKING

1.Lift the top off the carton base and place to one side.

2.Pivot the upper handlebars into the upright position, and secure with the clamp screw and nut. Do not damage the clutch and throttle cables. Refer to separate sheet for details.

3.Roll the mower off the timber base of the carton.

4.To adjust the height of the handlebars:-

a.Loosen the lower handlebar securing bolts (A) on both sides of the mower. Figure 1.

b.Adjust the height of the handle bars, by pivoting them up or down, to suit the operator.

c.Re-tighten the nuts (A) Figure 1.

1.2 BEFORE OPERATING

WARNING

Read and understand the safety instructions and the engine manufactuers operating instructions BEFORE using the mower.

1.Place the mower on a level surface in a well ventilated area.

2.Fill the engine crankcase with 10W-30 or SAE 30 oil to the top of the oil filler port. Refer to engine manufacturers instructions.

3.Fill the fuel tank with unleaded petrol.

4.Ensure the spark plug lead is connected to the spark plug.

1.3 GRASS CATCHER

WARNING

Stop the engine BEFORE fitting or removing the grass catcher.

1. To fit the catcher. Hold the grass catcher by the top edge, hook the catcher on to the two locating pegs on the front of the mower, positioning the catcher on the two rubber stops on either side of the mower.

2. To remove the catcher. Disengage the cutter

Figure 1. Rear View drive and move the throttle control lever to stop position. When the engine has stopped, hold the

catcher by the top edge and lift it off the locating pegs.

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