Rover Rancher 28268, Rancher 29257, Rancher 29255 User Manual [nl]

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Ride-On Lawnmower —

Rancher Hydro-Drive TM

Model Nos. 28269

28268

Lawn King TM

Hydrostatic DriveTM

Model Nos. 29274

29255

29257

TM

TM

TM

 

TM

 

 

TM

Headlights

 

(where fitted)

 

 

Light Switch

 

(Models fitted with

 

headlights)

 

TM

TM

 

TM

 

TM

 

preserve balance.
DAMAGED BLADES AND WORN BOLTS ARE MAJOR HAZARDS
Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts in sets to
blades, blade bolts and cutter assembly are not worn or damaged.
Before using, always visually inspect to see that
thongs. Wear long trousers and heavy shoes.
Never mow while barefoot or wearing open sandals, or
Mow only in good daylight.

Rover Mowers Limited

LAWN KINGTM - RANCHER HYDROTM

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

This product is manufactured to comply withAustralian Safety Standards. If non-genuine replacement parts; including blades; are fitted to this product it may no longer meet that Australian Safety Standard and Rover

MowersWarranty.Thefittingofnon-genuinereplacementpartscould resultinaseriousinjury,and,ormachine malfunctioning which may result in litigation against the person or persons responsible for the alterations.

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

Do not allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use the mower. Do not carry passengers. Make sure the lawn is clear of sticks, stones, bones, wire and debris. They could be thrown by the blade.

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

Never mow across the face of a slope, unless the mower is designed for this purpose. Exercise extreme caution when on slopes. Reduce speed on slopes and on sharp turns to prevent overturning or loss of control.

Do not stop or start suddenly when going uphill or downhill.

Stay alert for holes in the terrain and other hidden hazards.

Usecarewhenpullingloadsorusingheavyequipmenta) use only approved drawbar hitch points

b)limit loads to those you can safely control

c)do not turn sharply

d)use care when backing up, and

e)use counterweight(s) or wheel weights when suggested in the owner’s manual.

Watchoutfortrafficwhencrossingoroperatingthemower near roadways.

Stop the blades rotating before crossing surfaces other than grass.

When using any attachments, never direct discharge of material toward bystanders nor allow anyone near the machine while it is in operation.

Before leaving the operator’s position:

a)disengage all clutches and secure cutting units

b)set the parking brake, and

c)stop the engine and remove the key.

Stop the engine and disengage drive to attachments

a)before refuelling

b)before making height adjustment unless adjustment can be made from the operator’s position

c)before clearing blockages

d)before checking, cleaning or working on the mower

e)after striking a foreign object (inspect the mower for damage and make repairs before restarting and operating the equipment) and

f)if machine starts to vibrate abnormally (check immediately).

Disengage drive to attachments when transporting or not in use.

Amoweroperatorshouldbeingoodphysicalandmental health and not under the influence of any drug or alcohol which might impair vision, co ordination or judgement.

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

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Checkallnuts,boltsandscrewsoften,alwaysbesurethe mower is in safe operating condition.

Keep safety devices (guards and switches) in place and in working order.

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

Ensure any spare parts used comply with the original manufacturer’s recommendations and specifications.

Replace worn or faulty silencer.

Keep engine free of grass, leaves or excessive grease. These can be a fire hazard.

Refueloutdoorsonly.Donotsmokewhilefuellingengine. Never remove the cap of the fuel tank or add petrol while the engine is running or the engine is hot. Remove fuel capslowlytorelieveanytankpressure.Ifpetrolisspilled, donotattempttostarttheenginebutmovemachineaway fromtheareaofthespillandavoidcreatinganysourceof ignition until petrol vapours have dissipated.

Check for fuel leaks while refuelling or using the mower. If a fuel leak is found, do not start or run the engine until the fuel leak is fixed and spilled fuel is wiped away.

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

Always mount the mower on the opposite side to the discharge chute.

Start the engine carefully with the cutterhead disengaged.

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

Stoptheengineandremovethekeyswheneveryouleave the mower, even for a moment.

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

Do not lend or sell the mower without the Owner’s Manual.

WARNING

If fitted with accessories, including any authorised Rover accessories such as Grass Catcher, this mower may not

comply with AS 3792.1

Rover Mowers Limited

LAWN KINGTM - RANCHER HYDROTM

Congratulations you have purchased a qualityAustralian made product made by a totallyAustralian owned Company (Rover Mowers Limited).

ThismanualcoversthesafeoperationandmaintenanceoftheLAWNKINGTM and RANCHER HYDROTM Hydrostatic Drive ride on mowers.PleasereadandunderstandthisOwnersManual,andtheaccompanyingenginemanufacturersmanual.

Ifanypointisunclear,contactRoverMowersLimitedoranyauthorisedRoverMowerservicedealer.

To emphasise special information, the following format of text and symbols is used:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING

 

 

CAUTION

 

 

The safety of the user and others maybe

Follow these instructions to avoid

 

involved. Personal injury may result

 

mower damage and possible loss of

 

should this information be disregarded.

 

warranty

CONTENTS

 

 

Page

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

i

Preface

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

ii

1. Specifications

 

1.1

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

1

1.2

Transmission .......................................................

1

1.3

Cutterheads .........................................................

1

1.4

Tyres ....................................................................

1

1.5

Loose parts kit ....................................................

1

2. Setting UP

 

2.1

Installing the steering wheel ...............................

1

2.2

Installing the stoneguard ....................................

1

2.3

Installing the battery ...........................................

2

2.4

Priming the Hydrostatic Drive ............................

2

3. Controls

 

3.1

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

2

3.2

Ignition switch ....................................................

2

3.3

Brake clutch pedal ...............................................

2

3.4

Parking brake ......................................................

2

3.5

Drive pedal ..........................................................

3

3.6

Cut height lever ...................................................

3

3.7

Cutterhead Drive switch Lawn KingTM..............

3

3.8

Light switch Lawn KingTM .................................

3

3.9

Safety Interlock switch .......................................

3

3.10 Manual choke - 20HP Lawn KingTM....................

3

4. Before starting

 

4.1

Engine lubrication ...............................................

3

4.2

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

4

4.3

Seat adjustment ...................................................

4

5. Operation

 

5.1

To start the engine ...............................................

4

5.2

To drive or mow ..................................................

4

5.3

To stop the engine ...............................................

4

5.4

Engaging clutches ...............................................

4

5.5

Hydrostatic drive pedal control ...........................

4

5.6

Cutterhead ...........................................................

5

 

 

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6. Maintenance

 

6.1

Oilchange...........................................................

5

6.2

Lubrication points .............................................

5

6.3

Cutterhead removal ...........................................

5

6.4

Wheel removal ..................................................

6

6.5

Rear hub removal...............................................

6

6.6

Rear hub fitment ...............................................

6

6.7

Hydrostatic unit removal...................................

6

6.8

Hydrostatic unit fitment ....................................

6

6.9

Drive rod neutral adjustment ............................

6

6.10

Drive belt adjustment ........................................

6

6.11

Disc brake adjustment........................................

7

6.12

Cutterhead leveling...........................................

7

6.13

Cutterhead tilt....................................................

7

6.14

Cutterhead low cut setting.................................

7

6.15

Cutterhead disengagement - RancherTM ............

7

6.16

Clutch adjustment - Lawn KingTM ....................

8

6.17

Cutterhead brake adjustment - RancherTM ........

8

6.18

Cutterhead brake pad replacement - RancherTM 8

6.19

Steering gear adjustment....................................

8

6.20

Safety interlock adjustment...............................

8

6.21

Hydrostatic unit.................................................

9

6.22

Front axle beam.................................................

9

6.23

Maintenance chart............................................

10

6.24

Electrical system -13HP...................................

11

6.25

Electrical system15.5HP................................

12

6.26Electrical system16HP Honda Lawn KingTM13

6.27Electrical system18 & 20HP Lawn KingTM ..14

7. Trouble shooting ......................................................

15

ILLUSTRATIONS .

 

Figure 2.2

Installing the Stoneguard ............................

1

Figure 2.3

Dump Valve .................................................

2

Figure 3.1

Left hand view ............................................

2

Figure 3.2

Right hand view ..........................................

3

Figure 5.1

Foot pedal control .......................................

4

Figure 6.2

Cutterhead tension spring ............................

5

Figure 6.3

Cutterhead supports .....................................

5

Figure 6.4

Clutch rod adjustment .................................

6

Figure 6.4a

Fixed idler pulley.........................................

7

Figure 6.5

Brake adjustment .........................................

7

Figure 6.6

Cutterhead conbar .......................................

8

Figure 6.7

Cutterhead lift rod .......................................

8

Figure 6.8

Engagement rollers .....................................

8

Figure 6.9

Adjusting the Cutterhead clutch ..................

8

Figure 6.10

Steering shaft pivot block ...........................

9

Figure 6.11

Brake Clutch safety switch .........................

9

Figure 6.12

Cutterhead safety switch .............................

9

Figure 6.13

Electrical system RancherTM 13hp...........

11

Figure 6.14

Electrical system RancherTM 15.5hp........

12

Figure 6.15

Electrical system - 16HP Honda Lawn KingTM..13

Figure 6.16

Electrical system - 18 & 20HP Lawn KingTM....14

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Rover Mowers Limited

LAWN KINGTM - RANCHER HYDROTM

1.SPECIFICATIONS

1.1Engine

Model No:

28269

28268

29274

29255

29257

Engine make:

B & S

B & S

Honda

B & S

B & S

Engine no:

21A977

285H77

GXV 530

31H777

441577

Power - HP

13

15.5

16

18

20

Fuel cap. - Litres

 

 

6.5 Litres

 

 

Oil cap. - Litres

1.4

1.4

1.3 c/w filter

1.7 c/w filter

1.9 c/w filter

Oil grade:

 

Refer to engine owner's manual

 

 

spark plug:

RC12YC

RC12YC

NGK BPR5ES

RC12YC

RC12YC

spark plug gap:

 

0.7mm to 0.8mm

 

 

1.2 Transmission

The hydrostatic drive is an automatic drive system which providesvariablespeedcontrolinbothforwardandreverse, using the foot pedal. When pressure is removed from the foot pedal, the drive returns to the Neutral position. Use the brake clutch pedal to stop the machine.

WARNING

AlwaysapplytheParkingBrakebefore dismounting the mower.

1.3 Cutterheads

760mm wide cut pressed steel cutterhead

-RANCHERTM 13 and 15.5 HP

-LAWNKINGTM

965mm wide cut pressed steel cutterhead

-RANCHERTM 15.5 HP

-LAWNKINGTM

1.4 Tyres RancherTM

Front 13 x 5.00 x 6 tubed 140 Kpa (20 psi) pressure Rear 18 x 8.50 x 8 tubed 70 Kpa (10 psi) pressure

LAWN KINGTM only

Front15 x 6.00 x 6 tubed 140kpa (20 psi) pressure Rear20 x 10.00 x 8 tubed 105kpa (15 psi) pressure

1.5 Loose parts kit

 

Description

Quantity

Steering wheel

1

Roll pin

1

Stoneguard

1

Stoneguard spring

1

“E” clip

1

Ignition key

2

Plug spanner

1

Pop Rivets

2

Oil Drain Tube - Honda

1

Engine Owners Manual

1

Rover Owners Manual

1

Seat panel springs LAWNKINGTM only 2

2. SETTING UP

2.1 Installing the steering wheel

1.Slidethesteering wheeloverthesteering shaft andalign the roll pin holes.

2.Insert a drift punch partially through the holes to maintain alignment and insert the roll pin.

3.Drive the roll pin in until flush with the outside of the steering wheel.

LAWN KINGTM ONLY

1.Slidethesteering shaftcover over thesteering shaftwith the restricted end first.

2.Slide the steering wheel over the steering shaft and align the shaft cover in the groove on the bottom side of the steering wheel boss. Push down on the steering wheel till the roll pin holes are in alignment and insert a drift to maintain alignment. Note: the roll pin should come fitted to the steering wheel ready for installation, if not partially drive the roll pin into the steering wheel hub so that it is almost flush with the inner bore.

3.Drive the roll pin in till it is flush with the outer hub. Using a drift continue driving the roll pin in till it is flush with the centre hub allowing the shaft to extend up into the steering wheel boss.

2.2 Installing the stoneguard (Refer Figure 2.2)

1Slip the stoneguard spring on to the long leg of the stoneguard pivot rod.

2.Twist the stoneguard spring and insert the long leg of the stoneguard pivot rod into the forward pivot bracket of the cutterhead.

3.Slide the stoneguard back to insert the short leg of the stoneguard pivot rod into the rear pivot bracket of the cutterhead.

4.Release the stoneguard spring.

5.Fit the “E” clip to the groove on the short leg of the stoneguard pivot.

Figure 2.2 Installing the stoneguard .

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2.3 Installing the battery

1Remove the battery from the mower, and remove filler caps.

2.Add 33% strength battery electrolyte to each cell of the battery until the plates are covered.

CAUTION

Do not overfill the battery. Acid will overflowontootherpartsofthemachine and severe corrosion will result.

3.Charge the battery at 4amps/hour for a minimum of 6 hours.

4.When the battery is charged, check that the plates are covered with electrolyte, if not, add electrolyte to the correct level. Fit filler caps to battery.

5.Refit the battery to the mower.

6.Connect the battery leads to the battery: RED to the positive (+) terminal, BLACK to the negative ( ) terminal.

2.4 Priming the Hydrostatic Drive (Refer Figure 2.3)

CAUTION

The hydrostatic drive must be primed by an authorised Rover Service Dealer before initial use.

1.Move the Dump Valve to the freewheel position.

2.Start the engine and release the brake clutch.

3.Move the throttle control to approximately ½ throttle.

4.Depressthefootoperateddrivepedalandholddownfor 5 seconds in the forward position and then release.

5.Depress the foot operated drive pedal and hold down for 5 seconds in the reverse position and then release.

6.Repeat steps 4 & 5 three times in each direction.

7.Switch the engine OFF and remove keys.

8.Return the Dump valve to the drive position.

Dump valveDRIVE position

Dump valveFREEWHEEL position

Figure 2.3 The dump valve

CAUTION

Moving the Dump Valve to the freewheel position allows the mower to be moved around freely.

3.CONTROLS

3.1 Throttle control (Refer Figure 3. 1)

Mounted on the left hand side of the dash panel. Marked for Slow, Fast and Choke positions.

Manual

Choke

3.2 Ignition switch (Refer Figure 3. 1)

Mounted on the right hand side of the dash panel. Marked for Off, On and Start positions.

3.3 Brake Clutch pedal (Refer Figure 3. 1)

Foot operated pedal mounted on the left hand side of machine. Depressing the pedal disengages the drive and engages the disc brake.

3.4 Parking brake (Refer Figure 3. 1)

Hand operated knob mounted on the left hand side of the machine. Parking brake is locked on when the clutch brake pedal is depressed and the parking brake knob is engaged by lifting upward. Depressing the clutch brake pedal automatically releases the parking brake.

Figure 3.1 Left hand view

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