Rover 50, 60 User Manual

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Manuale Instruzioni

MODEL 50, 60

Petrol Lawnmower

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PREFACE

 

 

 

Thank you for buying a Rover Product. All Rover Lawn mowers are designed and constructed to give optimum grass cutting performance under normal grass cutting conditions.

This manual covers the operation and maintenance of the Rover walk behind mower. Please read and understand this owners manual, before using the mower.

If any point is unclear, contact Rover Mowers Limited or any authorised Rover Mower service dealer.

Rover Mowers Limited reserves the right to make changes of, and add improvements upon, its product at anytime, 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 words WARNING and CAUTION are used.

WARNING

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

CONTENTS

PAGE

Preface

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

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1.

Setting ...................................................................up

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1.1 ...................................

Grass catcher assembly

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2.

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

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2.1 ...............................................

Folding handles

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2.2 ............................................

Handle bar height

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2.3 ...........................................

Engine lubrication

1

 

2.4 ..................................................................

Fuel

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2.5 ...........................................................

Controls

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3.

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

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3.1 ...................................................

Grass catcher

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3.2 ..............................

Adjusting the height of cut

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3.3 ...........................................

To start the engine

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3.4 ...........................................

To stop the engine

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3.5 .....................................

Self propelled mowers

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3.6 .........................................

Blade brake control

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4.

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

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4.1 ............................................

Engine air cleaner

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4.2 ...........................................

Snorkel air cleaner

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4.3 .......................................................

Spark Plug

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4.4 .............................................

Cutting assembly

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4.5 ...................................................

Blade change

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4.6 ................................................

Throttle control

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5.

Maintenance ........................- self propelled mowers

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5.1 ....................................

Drive chain lubrication

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5.2 ....................................

Drive chain adjustment

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5.3 .............................

Rear drive chain inspection

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5.4 ............................................

Clutch adjustment

3

 

5.5 ..................................

Clutch lining inspection

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5.6 .....................................

Drive pawl lubrication

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5.7 .....................................

Drive Wheel Cleaning

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CAUTION

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

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Maintenance powerstart mowers

 

 

6.1

Battery removal ...............................................

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6.2

Battery installation ..........................................

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6.3

Battery charging ..............................................

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6.4

Care and handling............................................

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Spare parts .................................................................

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7.1 Series 85000, 86000, 96000 base ....................

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7.2 Series 85000, 86000, 96000 bars ....................

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7.3

Self-propelled ..................................................

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7.4

Powerstart ........................................................

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ILLUSTRATIONS .................................................

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Figure 1.

Grass catcher assembly ...............................

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Figure 2.

Handle bar height adjustment .....................

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Figure 3.

Throttle control markings ...........................

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Figure 4.

Operator presence control ...........................

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Figure 5.

Self propelled drive control ........................

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Figure 6.

Grass catcher fitment ..................................

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Figure 7.

Height adjustment ......................................

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Figure 8.

Blade bolt assembly ...................................

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Figure 9.

Drive chain cover plate ..............................

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Figure 10.

Drive chain .................................................

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Figure 11.

Drive shaft cover ........................................

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Figure 12.

Stone cover ................................................

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Figure 13.

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

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Figure 14.

Drive wheel ................................................

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Drive pinion ...............................................

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Powerstart control ......................................

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Rover Mowers Limited

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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

Safety Instructions

1. Training

a.Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the equipment.

b.Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use the mower. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator.

c.Never mow while people, especially children, or pets are nearby.

d.Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their property.

2.Preparation

a.While mowing, always wear substantial footwear and long trousers.

Do not operate the equipment when barefoot or wearing open sandals.

b.Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used and remove all stones, sticks, wires, bones and other foreign objects.

c.WARNINGPetrol is highly flammable.

Take the following precautions.

i.Store fuel in containers specially designed for this purpose.

ii.Refuel outdoors only and do not smoke while refuelling.

iii.Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the cap of the fuel tank or add petrol while the engine

is running or when the engine is hot.

iv.If petrol 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 petrol vapours have dissipated.

v.For reasons of safety the petrol tank and tank cap lock must be replaced if damaged.

d.Replace faulty silencers.

e.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 in sets to preserve balance.

f.On multibladed machines, take care as rotating one blade can cause other blades to rotate.

3.Operation

a.Do not operate the engine in a confined space where dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can collect.

b.Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light.

c.Avoid operating the equipment in wet grass, where feasible.

d.Always be sure of your footing on slopes.

e.Walk, never run.

f.For wheeled rotary machines, mow across the face of slopes, never up and down.

g.Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.

h.Do not mow excessively steep slopes.

i.Use extreme caution when reversing or pulling the mower towards you.

j.Stop the blade(s) ,if the mower has to be tilted for transportation when crossing surfaces other than grass and when transporting the mower to and from the area to be mowed.

k.Never operate the mower with defective guards or shields, or without safety devices, for example deflectors and/or grass catchers in place.

l.Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed the engine.

m.Disengage all blade and drive clutches before starting the engine.

n.Start the engine or switch on the mower carefully according to instructions and with feet well away from the blade(s).

o.Do not tilt when starting the engine or switching on the motor, unless the mower has to be tilted for starting. In this case, do not tilt it more than absolutely necessary and lift only the part which is away from the operator.

p.Do not start the engine when standing in front of the discharge chute.

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

r.Never pick up or carry a mower while the engine is running.

s.Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug lead:

i.Before clearing blockages or unclogging the chute.

ii.Before checking, cleaning or working on the mower.

iii.After striking a foreign object. Inspect the mower for damage and make repairs before restarting and operating the mower.

iv.If the mower starts to vibrate abnormally check immediately.

t.Stop the engine

i.Whenever you leave the mower.

ii.Before refuelling.

u.Reduce the throttle setting during engine run-out and if the engine is provided with a shut-off valve, turn off the fuel at the conclusion of mowing.

4. Maintenance and storage.

a.Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition.

b.Never store the equipment with petrol in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.

c.Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

d.To reduce the fire hazard, keep the engine, silencer, battery compartment and petrol storage area free of grass, leaves, or excessive grease.

e.Check the grass catcher frequently for wear or deterioration.

f.Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.

g.If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors.

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