SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Snow Throwers IMPORTANT: This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. Do not operate the equipment without wearing ade- quate winter outer garments.
• Donotputhands orfeetnearor under rotating parts. • Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting Keepclearofthe discharge o pening andfrontauger to clear snow at too fast a rate. areaat alltimes. • Never operate the machine at high transport speeds • Exercise e xtreme caution when operating o nor cross- on slippery surfaces.
SAFETY RULES ............MAINTENANCE ............. 14-15 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ........MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ........CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ........ SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ......16-18 WARRANTY ..............STORAGE ..............ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION ....... TROUBLESHOOTING ..........OPERATION ............8-13 REPAIR PART_ ............20-31 PARTS PACKED SEPARATELY IN CARTON (1) AUGER CONTROL ROD (1) TRACTION DRIVE CONTROL ROD (1) DISCHARGE...
ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new snow thrower. Your new snow thrower has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.
ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION INSTALL TRACTION DRIVE CONTROL ROD INSTALL AUGER CONTROL ROD (See Figs. 5 and 6) (See Figs. 3 and 4) The auger control rod has the short loop on the end of the spring as shown. The traction drive control rod has the long loop on the end of the spring as shown.
ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION INSTALL DISCHARGE CHUTE/CHUTE ROTATER HEAD CHECKTIRE PRESSURE (See Fig. 7) The tires on your snow thrower were overinflated at the fac- tory for shipping purposes. Correct and equal tire pressure NOTE: The multi-wrench provided in your parts bag may be used to install the chute rotater head.
OPERATION KNOW YOUR SNOW THROWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SNOW THROWER. Compare the illustrations with your snow thrower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your snow thrower or in literature supplied with the product.
OPERATION SPARK ENGINE OIL CAP AUGER DISCHARGE CHUTE CONTROL LEVER CONTROL SAFETY LEVER DRIVE SPEED IGNITION GASOLINEFILLERcAP _NTROL LEVER CHUTE CHOKE DRIVE DEFLECTOR CON- CONTROL LEVER THROTTLE / ENGINE CONTROL OIL DRAIN PLUG RECOIL STARTER HANDLE FUEL SHUT-OFF VALVE KNOB DISCHARGE PRIMER CHUTE...
OPERATION The operation of any snow thrower can result TO USE CHOKE CONTROL (See Fig. 11) in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which The choke control is located on the engine. Use the choke can result in severe eye damage. Always wear control whenever you are starting a cold engine.
OPERATION TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD (See Fig. 15) HIGH POSITION SELF-PROPELLING, forward and reverse movement of the snow thrower, is controlled by the traction drive control lever located on the left side handle. • Squeeze traction drive control lever to handle to engage xz/'/]/ the drive system.
OPERATION BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE TO ADJUST SKID PLATES (See Fig. 16) NOTE: The wrench provided in your parts bag may be used CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 17) to adjust the skid plates. The engine on your snow thrower has been shipped, from Skid plates are located on each side of the auger housing the factory, already filled with oil.
OPERATION TO START ENGINE SNOW THROWING TIPS • Be sure fuel shut-off valve is in the OPEN position. • Always operate the snow thrower with the engine at full throttle. Full throttle offers the best performance. Your snow thrower engine is equipped with a recoil starter.
MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE 1 Check for Loose Fasteners Clean / Inspect Snow Thrower Check/Replace V-Belts Lubrication Chart Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil Inspect Muffler Check/Replace Spark Plug Empty Fuel Tank GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART...
MAINTENANCE V-BELTS TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after every 50 Determine temperature range anticipated before next oil hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. are not adjustable.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS Disengage all controls and move throttle control to WARNING: To avoid serious injury, STOP position. Wait for all moving parts to stop. before performing any service or ad- Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place justments: it wear it cannot come in contact with spark plug.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE BELTS (See Fig. 20) The auger and traction drive belts are not adjustable. If the HINT: Insert a 3/8" drive ratchet (in the "ON" position) into belts are damaged or begin to slip from wear, they should the square hole in idler arm and rotate ratchet clockwise be replaced.
TO REMOVE WHEELS (See Fig. 21) NOTE: To seal punctures or prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts • Remove the klik pin and remove wheel from axle. dealer.Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. IMPORTANT: When installing wheel, be sure to use the in- nermost hole in axle and the wheel hub hole.
TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate section in manual unless directed to a qualified service center. PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Does not start Fuel shut-off valve (if so Turn fuel shut-off valve to OPEN position. equipped) in OFF position. Safety ignition key Insert safety ignition key. is not inserted.
REPAIR PARTS AUGER HOUSING I IMPELLER ASSEMBLY SNOW THROWER - - MODEL NO. 524ST (HL524STA), PRODUCT NO. 954 63 35-52 432i -20 23 24...