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Troy-Bilt 42010 Owner/operator Manual

Troy-bilt snow thrower owner/operator manual.

 
Models
42010 - 8 HP, 24" Auger
42030 - 8 HP, 24" Auger
42012 - 10 HP, 26" Auger
42031 - 10 HP, 26" Auger
GARDEN WAY INCORPORATED
®
Owner/Operator
Manual
Snowthrower
• Safety
• Assembly
• Controls
• Operation
• Maintenance
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Summary of Contents

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    Models 42010 - 8 HP, 24" Auger 42030 - 8 HP, 24" Auger 42012 - 10 HP, 26" Auger 42031 - 10 HP, 26" Auger GARDEN WAY INCORPORATED ® Owner/Operator Manual Snowthrower • Safety • Assembly • Controls • Operation...

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    Dear Owner: Thank you for purchasing this product. The unit was carefully designed and manufactured to provide excellent performance if properly operated and maintained. Read this manual. This is a safety, operation and general maintenance manual which does not attempt to cover major repairs. This manual is considered a permanent part of the unit and it must stay with the unit if it is resold.

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    Customer Service and Technical Service If you have questions or problems with the unit, contact your authorized dealer or call or write the factory. (When calling or writing the factory, provide the model/serial numbers of the unit.) Replacement Parts Factory specified replacement parts are available from either your authorized dealer...

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    Section Safety SPARK ARRESTER WARNING TO RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA AND SEVERAL OTHER STATES Under California law, and under the laws of several other states, you are not permitted to operate an internal combustion engine using hydrocarbon fuels on any forest, brush, hay, grain, or grass covered land;...

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    3. Before starting the engine, check the tightness of all screws, nuts, bolts, and other fasteners. Replace or clean any damaged or unreadable safety and operating labels. 4. Wear adequate winter outer garments when operating the unit. Wear footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces.

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    Section 1: Safety 11. Before inspecting the unit or making any adjustments, or if the unit jams or becomes clogged, shut the engine off immediately and allow all moving parts to come to a stop. Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and secure the wire away from the spark plug.

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    5. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. 6. Store gasoline in a cool, well- ventilated area, safely away from any spark- or flame-producing equipment. 7. Store gasoline only in an approved gasoline storage container, safely out of the reach of children.

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    Section Assembly IMPORTANT: Follow the assembly steps carefully. Contact the factory or your local authorized dealer if you have any questions or problems. A. Inspect Unit Inspect the unit and shipping crate for damage immediately after delivery. Contact the carrier (trucking company) if you find or suspect damage.

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    IMPORTANT: Left and right sides of the unit are determined from the operator position, facing the direction of forward travel. E. Install Handlebars 1. Cut the plastic cable ties securing the handlebar ends to the chassis and remove the handlebars. Remove the protective wrapping on the handlebars.

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    Section 2: Assembly F. Install Discharge Chute 1. Remove the cardboard packing shield from the discharge chute mount opening. 2. Loosen (do not remove) the left and right side sets of plastic shims (G, Fig. 2-4, inset A) and plastic hold-down clips (H, Fig.

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    Fig. 2-6 Fig. 2-8 Section 2: Assembly Fig. 2-7 5. Rotate the chute control crank (Z, Fig. 2-6). The deflector chute should turn freely. Adjust the worm gear assembly bracket (L, Fig. 2-4) as necessary to prevent binding. H. Attach Auger Drive Control Rod 1.

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    Section 2: Assembly I. Attach Wheel Drive Control Rod 1. Remove the plastic cable tie that secures the wheel drive control rod (AE, Fig. 2-8) and the gear shift control rod (AF) to the left handlebar. 2. Hook the spring (AG, Fig. 2-8) at the lower end of the wheel drive control rod (AE) into the hole in the wheel drive control arm (AH).

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    K. Wiring Harness Installation 1. Remove the plastic cable tie that secures the wiring harness to the right handlebar. 2. Route the wiring harness to the inside of the right handlebar and over to the right side of the engine. 3.

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    Section Controls This section defines the various controls on the unit. Refer to the following section, “Operation,” for an explanation of the proper use of these controls. A, Fig. 3-1—Wheel drive control lever Controls the engagement of the wheel drive. When this lever is down against the handlebar and the engine is running, the wheels will rotate.

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    H, Fig. 3-4—Throttle Located on back left corner of the engine, the throttle controls the speed of the engine. For proper operation information, refer to the following section, “Operation.” NOTE: The engine lubrication and cooling systems operate best at full throttle.

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    Section Operation Pre-operation checklist 1. Review Section 1, “Safety” and Section 3, “Controls” in this manual. 2. Check the unit for any loose or missing hardware. Tighten or replace as needed. 3. Check inside the auger housing and the discharge chute and remove any debris.

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    WARNING GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND ITS VAPORS ARE EXPLOSIVE. NEVER REMOVE THE GASOLINE TANK FILL CAP OR ADD FUEL WHEN INDOORS OR WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING OR HOT. WIPE UP SPILLED GASOLINE IMMEDIATELY. KEEP SMOKING MATERIALS, SPARKS OR FLAMES FAR FROM FUEL TANK AND CONTAINERS.

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    Section 4: Operation Starting the engine 1. Review the “Pre-operation checklist” earlier in this section. Move the unit outside to a well-ventilated, level area. 2. Move the gearshift lever (B, Fig. 4-4) into the desired gear position. 3. Turn the ignition key (C, Fig. 4-4) to the RUN “...

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    Auger drive engagement WARNING STOP THE ENGINE AND REMOVE THE SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM THE SPARK PLUG BEFORE REMOVING ANY DEBRIS FROM THE AUGER HOUSING. 1. Remove any debris from inside the auger housing. 2. Adjust the discharge chute deflector cap (RR, Fig.

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    Section 4: Operation Transporting the unit Release the auger drive control lever to disengage the auger drive whenever the unit is being transported to the work site. The unit is extremely heavy. Have at least one other person help you when loading or unloading the unit into a truck or trailer.

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    Engine oil Check the engine oil level each time before starting the unit and after each 5 hours of operation. WARNING BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE OR ADJUSTMENTS TO THE UNIT SHUT OFF THE ENGINE AND ALLOW IT TO COOL. REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY.

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    Section 5: Maintenance Lubrication At the beginning and end of each season or after every 25 hours of operation, lubricate the unit as recommended below: 1. Lightly oil both the deflector chute cap pivot points (D, Fig. 5-3). 2. Lightly oil the discharge chute control rod pivot points where the control rod enters the control panel bearing (E, Fig.

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    length of spring (W, Fig. 5-6) again. The spring length should now measure 5/8" – 3/4" (15–19mm) longer than the measurement taken in step 2. If it does not, loosen jam nut (Y, Fig. 5-6) and turn adjuster (Z, Fig. 5-6) to increase or decrease the spring length.

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    Section 5: Maintenance Auger Drive Belt Adjustment Due to wear, the auger drive belt may begin to slip when the auger drive lever is engaged. To adjust the auger drive belt: 1. Perform the brake arm adjustment as described later in this section. Fig.

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    Fig. 5-12 5. Remove the auger drive belt from the lower drive pulley (AO). 6. Remove the belt from unit. To install the auger drive belt: 1. Position the auger drive belt (AD) down through gap. Position the belt into the lower drive pulley (AO). 2.

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    Section 5: Maintenance 1/16"-1/8" Fig. 5-15 1.5 - 3 mm Brake Arm Adjustment The brake arm adjustment is set at the factory to 1/16 - 1/8” for proper belt/brake clearance. Due to wear this may need adjustment. To perform this adjustment: 1.

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    Troubleshooting TROUBLE Engine won’t start Engine difficult to start Engine idles rough Engine overheats Auger drive lever does not actuate auger POSSIBLE PROBLEM Ignition key in STOP position Choke knob in incorrect position Engine throttle lever in incorrect starting position Engine not primed enough (when cold) Engine primed too much (when cold) Spark plug wire disconnected...

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    Section 5: Maintenance Troubleshooting (continued) TROUBLE Auger drive control lever does not engage auger drive Auger spins with drive lever disengaged Wheel drive control lever does not turn wheels Wheels turn with wheel drive control lever disengaged Snowthrower does not throw snow well Snowthrower does not clear snow Snowthrower makes sloping cut in snow Electric start motor won’t crank engine...

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    Maintenance Chart Interval Before each use After each use Every 25 hours of operation or annually Every 50 hours of operation or annually Annually This table describes service guidelines only and does not provide complete service information. For complete service information, contact your local authorized dealer.

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    42010, 42030 ...42.18 cid (0.691 L) 42012, 42031 ...49.98 cid (0.769 L) Bore x Stroke 42010, 42030 ...3.125 x 2.5312 in. (79.9 x 64.31 mm) 42012, 42031 ...3.3125 x 2.5312 in. (84.14 x 64.31 mm) Carburetor ...Float type, primer and choke– winterized Governor ...Mechanical...

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    Wiring Diagram MAGNETO ENGINE STATOR ENGINE SHROUD GROUND SCREW ENGINE CONNECTOR GREEN BLUE YELLOW RED IGNITION SWITCH YELLOW ENGINE CONNECTOR BLACK Specifications DIODE/RECTIFIER To Light (optional) HANDLEBAR HEATER BLACK GROUND TO HANDLEBAR HANDLEBAR HEATER...

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    For customer assistance, contact your nearest authorized dealer or: GARDEN WAY INCORPORATED • 1 Garden Way • Troy, New York U.S.A. 12180 Customer Service: 1-800-437-8686 • Technical Service: 1-800-520-5520 • Parts Service: 1-800-648-6776 • FAX: (518) 391-7332 Outside the U.S.A. and Canada: Customer Service: (518) 391-7007 •...

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