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Operator's Manual
42-inch Two-stage Snow Thrower Attachment
For FA_ATTACH" Compatible
Tractors
Model
0EM-190-823
/
190-823-101
NOTE:
This snow thrower attachment will NOT fit on all 600-series lawn tractors and 800-series garden tractors.
It is designed for and will mount to and operate safely and properly on FastAttach
TM
compatible tractors ONLY. Check
TM
your tractor s right fender for the FastAttach
label before attempting to mount this attachment.
MTD LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND,
OHIO 44136-9722
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 770-10279D
(9/2002)

Summary of Contents

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    It is designed for and will mount to and operate safely and properly on FastAttach compatible tractors ONLY. Check your tractor s right fender for the FastAttach label before attempting to mount this attachment. MTD LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-9722 PRINTED IN U.S.A. FORM NO. 770-10279D...

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    TABLEOFCONTENTS Content Page Important Safe Operation Practices ................To The Owner ....................... Contents of Crate ......................Assembly ........................Controls ......................... Operation ........................Making Adjustments ....................... Maintenance ........................Model 823 Parts List ....................... FINDINGMODELNUMBER This Operator's Manual is an important part of your new snow thrower attachment. It will help you assemble, prepare and maintain the unit for best performance.

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    SECTION 1: IMPORTANT SAFEOPERATION P RACTICES 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 per- sonal injury.

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    6. Exercise extreme caution w hen operating onorcrossing MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE gravel surfaces. Stay a lert f orhidden h azards ortraffic. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper Donot c arry passengers. operation regularly. 7. Exercise caution w hen c hanging direction and while Disengage power take-off, lower the attachment, set the operating onslopes.

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    SECTION 2: TOTHE OWNER Model 823 42-inch two-stage snow thrower is designed for use on FastAttach,. Compatible Lawn Tractors and Garden Tractors ONLY. It will NOT fit nor operate properly or safely on ANY other tractor. SECTION 3: CONTENTS OFCRATE Before beginning installation, remove all parts from the carton to make sure everything is present.

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    SECTION 4: ASSEMBLY WARNING: Before installing attachment, Idler Assembly place tractor on a firm and level surface. Place the PTO in the disengaged (OFF) position, set the parking brake, shut engine off and remove key to prevent unintended starting. NOTE: References to LEFT and RIGHT indicate the left and right sides of the tractor when facing forward in the operator's...

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    • Attach one end of the extension spring (732- • Note the location of the weld pin on the rear portion 0594A) to the hole in the idler assembly just of the PTO engagement plate. This pin is where the mounted and the opposite end of the extension deck brake cable attaches, when operating the spring to the keeper pin as illustrated in Figure 5.

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    Remove and retain the four hairpin clips from the Reinsert the clevis pins removed in step 5 through weld pins found the top side of the undercarriage both sets of holes and fasten with the hairpin clips. assembly. See Figure 9. Move the tractor's deck lift lever into the top notch on the right fender allowing the lift arms and the IMPORTANT: Make certain the correct upper drive belt is...

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    Lower Chute Crank Rod Upper Lift Link Auger Housing Support Bar Cotter Pin Joint Block Upper Chute Crank Rod Chute Directional Control NOTE: The chute tilt cables are shown partitioned for clarity, Eyelet Do NOT cut the cables to mount the chute directional control Figure 12 Secure the upper chute crank rod to the joint block Support Pins...

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    Grasp the upper portion of the auger housing with Attaching the Support T ubes both hands (where the decorative label is found) Remove the two clevis pins and hairpin clips found and pivot the assembly upward until the support pin on the both the left and right sides of the front of the holes align with the holes in the tractor's front pivot undercarriage assembly.

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    Routing theUpperDriveBelt (TractorModelsEquipped witha 54-inch Deck) U dec," //_perDriveB_ (/__ _.-_ j_ oO _ z_,-_ :, .I J ..__' Spindle Pulley Keeper Pins Idler Pulley Electric PTO Clutch C______-_" NOTE: View shown from above tractor. Figure 16 Route the upper drive belt around the spindle pulley, the pulley found on the idler assembly mounted earlier, the undercarriage idler pulley and the electric PTO clutch as illustrated in Figure 16.

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    Routing theUpperDriveBelt (Tractors Modelswith a ManualPTO) Belt Keeper Spindle Pulley $ Idler Pulley & Pin Engine Pulley t PTO Double-idler Bracket Belt Keeper Belt Keeper Hole NOTE: View shown from above tractor tpTO Double-idler Bracket tpTO Double-idler Bracket Figure 1 t The shape of the double-idler bracket varies by model.

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    Routing theUpperDriveBelt (TractorsModelswithan ElectricPTO*) Belt Keeper Spindle Pulley Electric PTO Clutch PTO Idler Pulley NOTE: View shown from above tractol Figure 17 * The belt-routing configuration illustrated in Figure 17 DOES NOT apply to tractors equipped with a 54-inch deck. For tractors equipped with a 54-inch deck, refer to Figure 16 on page11. Attach and route the upper drive belt around the spindle pulley and idler pulley found on the undercarriage, the electric PTO clutch and the PTO idler pulley as illustrated in Figure 17.

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    Routing theLowerDriveBelt (All tractorModels) Snow Thrower Drive Pulley Tension Spring Hex Screw NOTE: View shown from above tractor Figure 18 Attach and route the lower drive belt around the lower pulley on the spindle assembly, both pulleys on the double-idler bracket found beneath the undercarriage, and the drive pulley found on the rear of the snow thrower housing as illustrated in Figure 18.

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    To lower the snow thrower, push downward on the NOTE: The PTO lever (on units so equipped) cannot lift handle until there is enough slack in the lift cable be in the engaged (ON) position when the tractor is so that you may squeeze the trigger control. With driving in the reverse direction.

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    • Iftheaugers become j ammed withachunk oficeor Tire Chain Kit Number a foreign object, m ove thePTOintothedisengaged (OFF) p osition immediately andturnoffthetractor's Garden Tractors engine andremove theignition key.Examine t he 23" x 9.5" tires OEM-190-964 auger areathoroughly f ordamage anddoNOT operate thesnowthrower a ttachment until a ny 22"...

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    LowerChuteCrank IMPORTANT: It is NOT recommended that this snow thrower be operated on a gravel surface, as loose SupportBracket A djustment stones can be easily picked up and thrown by the machine. If you must operate on a gravel surface, If the spiral at the base of the lower chute crank isn't ALWAYS adjust the skid shoes into the HIGH position fully engaging with the notches in the lower chute...

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    SECTION 8: MAINTENANCE place tractor on a firm and level surface. Place efore lubricating, repairing, or inspecting, the PTO in the disengaged (OFF) position, set the parking brake, shut engine off, and remove key to prevent unintended starting. Lubrication ChuteDirectionalControl The spiral on the end of the lower chute crank, the base of the discharge chute itself and the joint blocks which connect the lower and upper chute cranks should be...

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    NOTES...

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    SECTION 9: MODEL 823 PARTS LIST .112 6oJi <_< >...

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    Model823 REF. REF. PART NO. DESCRIPTION PART NO. DESCRIPTION 611-0132 749-1164 Rod Assembly RH Support Tube 684-0150 749-1103 RH Support Plate Assembly LH Support Tube 684-0151 754-0371A LH Support Plate Assembly Upper V-belt* 683-0298 754-0435 Lift Bracket Assembly Upper V-belt* 710-9514 754-6481 Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.O...

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    Model823 :_:::==,,_ 24 <...

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    Model823 REF. REF. PART NO. DESCRIPTION PART NO. DESCRIPTION 05931A 710-0216 Bearing Housing, 1.85 ID Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x _75 618-0407 741-0493A Auger Gear Case (Incl. Ref. 39-58) Flange Bushing, .80 x .91 784-0396A 747-1257 Skid Plate Bracket, 42" Belt Keeper Rod 784-5038B Slide Shoe...

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    MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR: The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with MTD LLC does not extend any warranty for products respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the sold or exported outside of the United States, its United States, its possessions and territories.

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