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8 horsepower 3 cutting stage mulching and bagging
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Check the fuel level periodically to avoid running out
of gasoline
while operating
the chipper-shredder.
If
the unit runs out of gas as it is shredding or chipping,
it may be necessary to unclog the unit before it can be
restarted.
Refer to "Removing
the Flail Screen"
in
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
section
WARNING: EXPERIENCE
INDICATES THAT ALCO-
HOL BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED
GASOHOL
OR
USING ETHANOL OR METHANOL)
CAN ATTRACT
MOISTURE
WHICH LEADS TO SEPARATION
AND
FORMATION
OF ACIDS
DURING
STORAGE.
ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM
OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
TO AVOID
ENGINE
PROBLEMS,
THE
FUEL
SYSTEM
SHOULD BE EMPTIED OR TREATED
WITH FUEL
STABILIZER
BEFORE
STORAGE
FOR 30 DAYS
OR LONGER. USE FRESH FUEL NEXT SEASON.
SEE "STORAGE"
SECTION
FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION.
NEVER USE ENGINE OR CARBURETOR
CLEAN-
ER PRODUCTS
IN THE FUEL TANK OR PERMA-
NENT DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.
Spark Plug,
Wire and Boot
Muffler
Starter
Handle
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FIGURE 13.
® Attach spark plug wire and rubber boot to spark
plug if necessary. See figure 13.
e Open fuel shut-oft valve by turning in direction of
arrow several turns. See figure 14
® Move choke lever down to CHOKE position
e Place the engine shut*off
switch in ON position
See figure 14
® Grasp starter handle (see figure 13) and pull rope
out slowly until engine reaches start of compres-
sion cycle (rope will pull slightly
harder
at this
point) Let the rope rewind slowly
NOTE: A noise will be heard when finding the start of
the compression
cycle. This noise is caused by the
flails and fingers which are part of the shredding mech-
anism falling into place, and should be expected
In
addition, the flails and finger's will be noisy after the
engine is started, until the impeller reaches full speed
e Pull rope with a rapid, continuous, full arm stroke
Keep a firm grip on start handle
Let rope rewind
slowly. Do not let starter handle snap back against
starter
e Repeat
preceding
two instructions
until engine
fires. When engine starts,
move choke lever on
engine halfway between CHOKE and RUN.
NOTE:
If engine does not fire after three attempts,
move choke lever halfway between CHOKE and RUN
position and try again. See figure 14.
Fuel Shut=Off
Valve
To
."°o
Choke ""
"
Choke Lever
Engine Shut-Off
Switch
FIGURE 14.
TO STARTENGINE
_
WARNING:
BE SURE NO ONE OTHER
THAN
THE OPERATOR
iS STANDING
NEAR THE CHIPPER-SHREDDER
WHILE
STARTING
OR OPERATING.
DO NOT
OPERATE
THIS
CHIPPER-SHREDDER
UNLESS
THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR
HAS
BEEN PROPERLY
INSTALLED
AND IS
SECURED WITH THE HAND KNOBS.
10
TO STOPENGINE
e Move engine shut-oft switch to OFF position See
figure 14.
® Disconnect
spark plug wire and move away from
spark plug to prevent
accidental
starting
while
equipment is unattended
® Close fuel shut-off valve when equipment is not in
use to prevent fuel leakage.

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