Safety Rules & Information General Warnings...2 Safety Decals ...2 General Operating Instructions Before Operation ...3 Mowing with the Catcher ...3 After Operation ...3 Storing the Grass Catcher ...3 Initial Installation Hitch Installation ...4 Baffle and Blade Installation Component Installation...6 Bag, Chute and Tube Installation ...8 Normal Removal &...
Safety Rules & Information Read these safety rules and follow them closely. Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control of unit, severe personal injury or death to you, or bystanders, or damage to property or equipment. The triangle in text signifies important cautions or warnings which must be followed.
Mowing with the Catcher Always operate with throttle at full speed when mowing. Grass should be cut often, and not too short. If grass is too long or lush it may be necessary to keep ground speed to a minimum or to cut only half the width of the mower to prevent clogging.
Initial Installation WARNING Before beginning any service work turn off the PTO, set the parking brake, turn off the ignition, and disconnect the spark plug wire(s). Initial Installation HITCH INSTALLATION 1. Slide the 5/16-18 speed nut (A, Figure 1) onto rear frame support (E) through square hole (C) so that the threaded side (B) is on the inside of tractor.
Torque Capscrew to 45-55 ft. lbs. (61-75 Nm) Figure 4. Baffle Assembly Baffle and Blade Installation Note: Units with an anti-blowout baffle do not require the Clean Sweep baffle. 1. Remove mower deck. See OPERATOR’S MANUAL. 2. Install notched side of baffle (A, Figure 4) to discharge side of deck securing with 5/16-18 x 2 carriage bolt (C) and 5/16-18 locknut (D).
Components Installation Figure 7. Install Pin and Bracket A. Lower Chute B. Locknut, 1/4-20 C. Puck, Metal D. Capscrews, Thin Head, 5/16-18 x 3/4 E. Locknuts, 5/16-18 F. Bracket G. Defflector Prop H. Washer, 5/16 x 1/2 Dia. Component Installation BRACKET AND PIN INSTALLATION ON LOWER CHUTE 1.
Figure 9. Install Bag and Cover Support A. Upright Support B. Bag and cover Support C. Reinforcement Plate D. Capscrews, 3/8-16 x 1 E. Locknuts, 3/8-16 INSTALL BAG AND COVER SUPPORT 1. Install the bag and cover support (B, Figure 9) to upright support (A) using reinforcement plate (C) and 3/8-16 x 1 capscrews (D) and 3/8-16locknuts (E) as shown.
Collector Bag Installation Bag, Chute and Tube Installation INSTALL COLLECTOR BAGS 1. Raise the cover (A, Figure 11). 2. Attach collector bags (B) using grass bag hanger (C) to bag hanger post (D). Note: It may be necessary to fold seat forward to allow cover to stay in the raised position.
LOWER DISCHARGE CHUTE INSTALLATION 1. Lift discharge deflector up (E, Figure 12). 2. Slide the notch of bracket (G) on to deflector hinge rod (F). 3. Secure the front of lower chute (A) to carriage bolt (D) using wing nut (B). Note: Locknut (C) is intended to keep wing nut (B) permanently on carriage bolt (D).
Normal Removal & Installation Normal Removal & Installation Collector Installation Note: See previous pages for more detailed installation and operation instructions if necessary. 1. Lift discharge deflector up (E, Figure 14). 2. Slide the notch of bracket (G) on to deflector hinge rod (F).
Figure 15. Normal Installation & Removal Collector Removal WARNING OPERATION WITHOUT BAGGER For operation without bagger, the mower deflector MUST be properly installed in the down position and retained by the spring latch. 1. Disconnect the discharge tube (J, Figure 15) from boot (H) by moving wire form (K) up and out from metal puck (I).