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6.5 h.p. soft top vac system and cart
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KNOW YOUR VAC SYSTEM
Read this owner's manual and safety rules before operating your Vac System.
Compare the illustration below with your Vac System to familiarize yourself with the various controls and their locations,
BOOT
REAR FLAP
LATCH
LOCK
LEVER
\
CHOKE CONTROL
THROTTLE
CONTROL
LATCH LOCK LEVER
Locks the cart bed down to the
tongue, Releases to allow cart to be tipped back for
dumping=
BOOT Connects the plastic elbow to the fabric top,
directing discharged material into the cart,
REAR FLAP Zippered flap opens to allow contents of cart
to be emptied,
THROTTLE CONTROL
Controls speed of engine,
CHOKE CONTROL
Adjust to allow cold starting,
CAUTION:
Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohot 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
before storage for 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fue! lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See
STORAGE Instructions for additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank
or permanent damage may occur.
WARNING:
Never fill fuel tank indoors,
or with the engine running, or while the
engine is hot, Do not smoke while filling
tank,
BEFORE
STARTING
Your Vac System engine is shipped without oil or
gasoline, Service the engine with oil and gas as
instructed in the separate engine manual,
Inspect the Vac System to make sure all covers (rear
door, vinyl boot, elbow, hose adapter, hose and deck
adapter are properly attached,
Check tires for proper inflation (12 - 14 Ibs),
HOW TO STOP YOUR VAC SYSTEM
To stop engine, move the throttle contro! lever to the
OFF position,
Disconnect spark plug wire from plug to prevent
accidental starting while equipment
is unattended or
is being worked on,
CAUTION:
The muffler and adjacent areas
are hot!
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