Yard-Man 24A-020D401 User Manual

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OPERATOR’S MANUAL

Chipper Shredder

Vacuum

Model Number

24A-020D401

IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 368022 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722.

MTD PRODUCTS INC. P.O. BOX 368022 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-9722

PRINTED IN U.S.A.

FORM NO. 770-10197C.fm

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Content

Page

Important Safe Operation Practices...................................................................

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Assembling Your Chipper Shredder Vacuum ....................................................

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Know Your Chipper Shredder Vacuum ..............................................................

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Operating Your Chipper Shredder Vacuum .......................................................

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Maintaining Your Chipper Shredder Vacuum.....................................................

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Troubleshooting.................................................................................................

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Parts List............................................................................................................

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FINDING MODEL NUMBER

This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new chipper shredder vacuum. It will help you assemble, prepare and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.

Before you start assembling your new equipment, please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below. The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from our Customer Support Department or an authorized dealer.

You can locate the model number by looking down at the rear of the chipper shredder vacuum. A sample model plate is explained below. For future reference, please copy the model number and the serial number of the equipment in the space below.

(Model Number)

 

(Serial Number)

Copy the model number here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copy the serial number here:

 

 

MTD PRODUCTS INC

 

 

 

 

 

CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136

 

 

 

CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT

If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Support Department.

Call 1- (330) 220-4MTD (4683) or 1- (800)-800-7310 to reach a Customer Support representative. Please have your unit’s model number and serial number ready when you call. See previous section to locate this information. You will be asked to enter the serial number in order to process your call.

For more details about your unit, visit our website at www.yardman.com

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SECTION 1: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES

WARNING: This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury. When you see this symbol - heed its warning.

WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.

TRAINING

1.Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for future and regular reference and for ordering replacement parts.

2.Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation. Know how to stop the machine and disengage them quickly.

3.Never allow children under 16 years old to operate this machine. Children 16 years old and over should read and understand the operation instructions and safety rules in this manual and should be trained and supervised by a parent.

4.Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper instruction.

5.Keep bystanders, helpers, pets, and children at least 75 feet from the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.

6.Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.

7.Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in the feeding chambers and discharge opening. Contact with the rotating impeller can amputate fingers, hands, and feet.

8.Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or discharge opening, remove or empty vacuum bag, or inspect and repair the machine while the engine is running. Shut the engine off and wait until all moving parts have come to a complete stop. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against the engine.

PREPARATION

1.Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used. Remove all rocks, bottles, cans, or other foreign objects which could be picked up or thrown and cause personal injury or damage to the machine.

2.Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during operation or while performing an adjustment or repair, to protect eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can cause serious injury to the eyes.

3.Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and closefitting slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes or jewelry can be caught in movable parts. Never operate this machine in bare feet or sandals. Wear leather work gloves when feeding material in the chipper chute.

4.Before starting, check all bolts and screws for proper tightness to be sure the machine is in safe working condition. Also, visually inspect machine for any damage at frequent intervals.

5.Maintain or replace safety and instructions labels, as necessary.

6.To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite. Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.

a.Use only an approved gasoline container.

b.Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition.

c.Never fuel machine indoors.

d.Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is hot or running.

e.Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.

f.Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than 1/2 inch below bottom of filler neck to provide space for fuel expansion.

g.Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.

h.If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5 minutes before starting the engine.

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i.Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light (e.g. furnace, water heater, space heater, clothes dryer, etc.)

j.To reduce a fire hazard, keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel soaked debris.

k.Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.

OPERATION

1.Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in the feeding chambers and discharge opening. Contact with the rotating impeller can amputate fingers, hands, and feet.

2.Before starting the machine, make sure the chipper chute, feed intake, and cutting chamber are empty and free of all debris.

3.Thoroughly inspect all material to be shredded and remove any metal, rocks, bottles, cans, or other foreign objects which could cause personal injury or damage to the machine.

4.If the impeller strikes a foreign object or if your machine should start making an unusual noise or vibration, immediately shut the engine off. Allow the impeller to come to a complete stop. Disconnect the spark plug wire, ground it against the engine and perform the following steps:

a.Inspect for damage.

b.Repair or replace any damaged parts.

c.Check for any loose parts and tighten to assure continued safe operation.

5.Do not allow an accumulation of processed material to build up in the discharge area. This can prevent proper discharge and result in kickback of material through the feed opening.

6.Do not attempt to shred or chip material larger than specified on the machine or in this manual. Personal injury or machine damage could result.

7.Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or discharge opening while the engine is running. Shut the engine off, wait until all moving parts have stopped, disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against the engine before clearing debris.

8.Never operate without vacuum bag and discharge chute properly attached to the machine. Never empty or change vacuum bag while the engine is running. Zippered end of vacuum bag must be kept closed at all times during operation.

9.Never operate without either the inlet nozzle or optional hose attachment properly attached to the machine. Never attempt to attach or change either attachment while the engine is running.

10.Keep all guards, deflectors and safety devices in place and operating properly.

11.Keep your face and body back and to the side of the chipper chute while feeding material into the machine to avoid accidental kickback injuries.

12.Never operate this machine without good visibility or light. Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm hold on the handles.

13.Do not operate this machine on a gravel surface.

14.Do not operate this machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

15.Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do not touch.

16.Never pick up or carry machine while the engine is running.

MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE

1.Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.

2.Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition. Also, visually inspect machine for any damage and repair, if needed.

3.Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, stop the engine and make certain the impeller and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against the engine to prevent unintended starting.

4.Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe operating speed of the engine.

5.Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.

6.Follow this manual for safe loading, unloading, transporting, and storage of this machine.

7.Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light such as a water heater, furnace, clothes dryer, etc.

8.Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper instructions on off-season storage.

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

10.Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil, etc. to protect the environment.

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WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.

NOTE: Not all safety labels shown may apply to your chipper shredder vacuum.

SECTION 2: ASSEMBLING YOUR CHIPPER SHREDDER VACUUM

IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine. Be certain to service engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual before operating your machine.

NOTE: Reference to right or left hand side of the chipper shredder vacuum is observed from the operating position.

Removing Unit From Carton

Remove staples, break glue on top flaps, or cut tape at carton end and peel along top flap to open carton.

Remove loose parts if included with unit (i.e., operator’s manual, etc.)

Cut along corners, lay carton down flat, and remove packing material.

Roll or slide unit out of carton and check carton thoroughly for loose parts.

Loose Parts In Carton (See Figure 1)

Handle Assembly

Bag

Blower Chute (If Equipped)

Disconnecting Spark Plug Wire

Before setting up your chipper shredder vacuum, disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and ground to a stud on the engine.

Upper

Handle

Blower Chute

Wing

Nuts

Bag

Lower

Handle

Wing

Nuts

Carriage

Screw

Figure 1

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Attaching The Handle

Unfold the upper handle until it aligns with the lower handle.

Secure the two handles by tightening the wing nuts (carriage bolts must be seated properly into the handle). See Figure 1.

Remove the hairpin clips from the handle brackets on the chipper shredder vacuum and remove the carriage bolts and wing nuts from the lower handle. See Figure 2.

Place each bottom hole in lower handle over pins on handle brackets and secure with hairpin clips.

Insert carriage bolts thru upper hole in lower handle from the outside and secure with wing nuts.

Wing

Carriage Bolt

Hairpin Clip

Figure 2

Attaching The Bag

Grasp bag handle with one hand and slide locking rod on mounting bracket with other hand toward engine. Use the end of mounting bracket as leverage when sliding the locking rod.

See Figure 3.

Slip bag over the rim of the discharge opening and release locking rod to secure bag in place.

Place the straps on the bag over the lower handle, hooking them on the studs.

Snap bag clip to the top of the lower handle.

NOTE: The safety switch button attached to the mounting bracket must be fully depressed by the front tab on the bag handle when securing the bag or the engine will not start.

Bag Handle

Stud

Straps

Front Tab

Locking Rod

Stud

Figure 3

Attaching The Blower Chute (If Equipped)

Grasp blower chute with one hand and slide locking rod on mounting bracket with other hand toward engine. Use the end of mounting bracket as leverage when sliding the locking rod. See Figure 4.

Slip blower chute over rim of the discharge opening and release locking rod to secure chute in place. Make sure the safety switch button is fully depressed by the front tab on the blower chute.

Raise the nozzle height to the highest setting when using the blower chute. Refer to nozzle height adjustment in the OPERATION section.

Blower

Chute

 

Front

Front

Tab

Tab

Rod

 

Locking

Rod

Figure 4

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