Rover Ranger 53179 User Manual

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Owners Manual

RANGERTM

AUTO-DRIVE

Model No. 53179

TM

SAFETY FEATURES

-Traction drive, blade drive and safety interlock

-Enclosed drives

-Full footrests

AUTO BELT

TENSIONER

REAR MOUNTED

ENGINE

LOW TONE

EXHAUST MUFFLER

-Low centre of gravity, stable wide track

-Parking brake

-Convenient - easy to operate controls

AUTOMOTIVE TYPE

STEERING WHEEL

ADJUSTABLE

MOULDED SEAT

GEARED

STEERING

REAR MOUNTED

NUDGE BAR BIG 76cm (30”) CUT CONTOUR FOLLOWING

CUTTER HEAD

RUBBER SEAT BUFFERS

WARNING

“If fitted with accessories, including any authorised ROVER accessories such as a Grass Catcher, this mower may not comply with AS 3792.1.”

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SPECIFICATIONS

ROVER RANGER

Model No

53179

Engine Make

Briggs & Stratton

Engine Model No.

215907

Engine Power

10.5 Hp.

Fuel Capacity

2.27 Litres

Oil Capacity

1.4 Litres (no filter)

Spark Plug Type

Champion RC12YC

Spark Plug Gap

0.7 to 0.8mm

Engine Oil

Refer to

 

manufacturers

 

instructions

TRANSMISSION

 

Auto-Drive system consists of a continuous belt being driven by the engine pulley over two drive pulleys and around a return pulley. Friction plates are brought into contact with the drive pulleys to impart either forward or reverse motion to the rear drive wheels by means of a drive selector pedal on the right side of the machine.

Ground speed at 3600 rpm is variable due to the AutoDrive system depending on pressure applied to the drive selector pedal.

Max. Speed = 8.6km/hr

CUTTING HEAD

Model 160 Full floating pressed steel housing with right side discharge. Width of cut 760mm (30”).

TYRES

Front Tyres-

4.1 x 6 Tube

 

Pressure 140 Kpa maximum.

 

(20psi)

Rear Tyres-

16 x 6.5 x 8 Tubeless

 

Pressure 96 Kpa maximum. (14psi)

CONTROLS

 

*Throttle control with Fast, Slow and Choke positions.

*Key switch with OFF, ON and START positions.

STEERING WHEEL

325 mm Dia. Steering Wheel.

1 - 1/4turns lock to lock.

CLUTCH/ BRAKE PEDAL

Foot operated pedal. Left side of machine.

PARKING BRAKE KNOB

Hand operated catch. Left hand side.

Used in conjunction with cluth/brake pedal.

DRIVE SELECTOR

Foot operated pedal located on right side of the machine.

Spring loaded so as to return to neutral position.

CUTTING HEIGHT

Lever right hand side.

8 height of cut positions from 15mm to 65mm.

CUTTER DRIVE

Lever located left side of seat cowl.

GENERAL

Wheel Base

1.35m

 

Length

1.64m

Track

0.63m

R

Width

0.80m

 

0.69m

F

 

 

Turning Circle

5.8m

 

Height

0.95m

Turning Radius

2.0m

 

Weight

195kg

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 carefully to avoid mower damage and loss of warranty.

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LOOSE PARTS KIT

DESCRIPTION

QTY

USE

 

 

 

Steering wheel

1

On steering shaft

Roll Pin

1

Secure steering wheel to shaft

Stone guard assembly

1

Fitted to cutterhead

Spring stone guard

1

On stone guard pivot rod

“E” Clip

1

In groove in pivot rod

Ignition keys

2

To start machine

Plug spanner

1

Plug removal and fitting

Pop Rivets

2

Seat safety switch

 

 

 

SETTING UP INSTRUCTIONS

Fig. 2

Fig. 4

INSTALLING STEERING WHEEL

1.Slip the steering wheel over the steering shaft and align the wheel hole with the shaft hole.

2.Insert a drift punch – partially through the holes to maintain alignment and insert the roll pin in the opposite side. Fig. 2

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

INSTALLING STONE GUARD

1.Slip the spring into the stone guard pivot rod so that the short leg rests on top of the stone guard.

2.Now twist the spring as shown and feed the end of the pivot rod into the forward pivot bracket. Fig 3.

3.Insert the short end of the pivot rod fully into the rearward pivot bracket.

4.Release the spring. It should spring down onto the top of the cutterhead and be tensioning the stone guard down.

5.Secure by clipping the “E” Clip into the groove on the pivot rod. Fig. 4.

Fig. 3

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INSTALLING THE BATTERY

1.Remove the battery as follows

(a)remove the terminal cables from the battery.

(b)undo the wingnuts and remove the clamp bar.

2.The battery is not filled with Electrolyte. This should be done by adding 33% strength battery acid to each cell until the plates are covered. Electrolyte must be purchased from a local battery supply outlet.

CAUTION

Do not overfill battery, acid will overflow into other parts of the machine and severe corrosion and deterioration will result.

3.Leave the filler caps off and connect the battery charger to the battery terminals. Charge the battery at 4 Amps/Hour for a minimum of 6 hours.

4.After charging, check that the Electrolyte is still covering the plates, if not, add to the correct level. Install the filler caps.

5.Replace the battery and secure.

6.Install the positive (red) cable to the positive (+) terminal and the negative (black) cable to the negative (-) battery terminal. Secure for good electrical contact.

BEFORE OPERATING

FILL CRANK CASE WITH OIL

The rider mower may be delivered without oil in the crankcase. Oil must be added before attempting to start the engine.

1.Place the machine on level surface. Ensure that the oil plug is securely tightened. Clean around the dipstick.

2.Unscrew and remove the dipstick from the oil filler tube.

3.Insert a funnel into the filler tube and slowly add oil in accordance with the engine manufacturer’s direction.

4.Ensure oil level is at the full mark on the dipstick when screwed completely in. When finished, replace the dipstick and re-tighten.

CAUTION

Avoid premature engine failure by ensuring the funnel is clean so contaminants are not introduced into the crankcase. Wipe any oil spills so it will not cause dirt to collect on the engine.

FILL FUEL TANK

Refer Safety Instructions.

CAUTION

Use only unleaded petrol.

Do not mix oil with petrol

engine damage may result.

1.Clean around the fuel tank cap so foreign matter cannot enter the tank when the cap is removed.

2.Using a funnel, fill the tank with unleaded petrol. Replace the cap.

3.Wipe up any petrol that may have spilled.

CHECK TYRE PRESSURE

Check and maintain tyre pressure at 140 KPA (20PSI) front and 96 KPA (14PSI) rear maximum.

ADJUSTING THE SEAT

Tip the seat forward, loosen the seat securing screws. Relocate the seat for operator comfort. Tighten the seat securing screws and lower the seat. Fig 5.

Fig. 5

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CONTROLS

1. THROTTLE CONTROL

1

2

 

Mounted on the control panel and connected to the

 

 

engine carburettor controls. Has the symbols for Slow,

 

Fast and Choke. Fig. 6

 

2. IGNITION SWITCH

 

This switch is part of the battery ignition system and has

 

three positions marked for Off, On and Start. The switch

 

is key operated and automatically returns to the On

 

position from the Start position when released. Fig. 6

 

3. BRAKE/ CLUTCH

 

Foot operated pedal on the left side of machine.

 

Depressing the pedal neutralises the drive belt and

 

Fig. 6

engages the Brake Disc. Fig. 7

 

4. PARKING BRAKE

 

Hand operated knob left hand side. Depressing the

 

brake/clutch foot pedal enables this knob to be engaged

 

and disengaged. Brake is locked on with knob in up

 

position. Fig. 7

 

5. DRIVE SELECTION

 

Foot operated right hand side. Depress with toe pressure gives forward motion, depress with heel gives reverse motion. Automatically returns to neutral position when foot is removed. Fig. 7

6. CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTER

Located on right side of seat. (Fig. 7) with low cut at bottom and high cut at the top setting. Fig.7

7. CUTTER DRIVE

5

3

4

Lever located on left hand side of seat mounting box. Down position disengages blade drive and applies blade 7 brake, up position engages blades. Fig. 7

Fig. 7

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