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Operating
Tips
Always:
1. Use cleanfluidand checkfluid levelregularly.
2. Use an approvedhydraulicfluid. Approvedfluids include Dexron®
III/Mercon® III automatictransmissionfluid,a 10WeightAW
hydraulicoil or Pro-Mix
TM
AW-32HydraulicOil.
3. Use a filter (cleanor replaceregularly).
4. Use a breathercapon fluidreservoir.
5. Makesure pumpis mountedand alignedproperly.
6. Use a flexible "spider"type couplingbetweenengineand pump
driveshafts.
7. Keephoses clearand unblocked.
8. Bleedair outof hosesbeforeoperating.
9. Flushand clean hydraulic systembeforerestartingafter servicing.
10.Use "pipedope"on all hydraulicfittings.
11.Allowtime for warm-upbeforesplittingwood.
12.Primethe pumpbeforeinitialstart-upby turningoverthe engine
with spark plugdisconnected.
13.Splitwoodalong the grain(lengthwise)only.
Never:
1. Use whenfluid isbelow20° F or above150 ° R
2. Use a solid engine/pump coupling.
3. Operatethroughreliefvalve for long.
4. Attemptto adjustunloadingor reliefvalvesettingswithoutpressure
gauges.
5. Operatewith air in hydraulicsystem.
6. Use teflontape on hydraulicfittings.
7. Attemptto cut woodacrossthe grain.
8. Attemptto removepartiallysplit woodfrom the wedgewith your
hands.Fully retractwedgeto dislodgewoodwith log dislodger.
TRANSPORTING
THE LOG SPLITTER
IMPORTANT: A lwaysturn fuelvalve to OFF positionbeforetransport-
ing the log splitter.
1. Lowerthe beamto its horizontalposition.Makecertain the beamis
lockedsecurelywith the horizontalbeamlock.
2. Removespringclip and clevis pin fromjack stand.
f
Figure 4-4
3. Supportthe tongueand pivotthe jack stand up againstthetongue.
See Figure4-4.
4. Securewith the springclip and clevis pin previouslyremoved.See
Figure4-4.
5. Attachcouplerhitch toa class I or higher2" ball on a towing
vehicle;latch securely.
a. If couplerhitchdoes not fit on ball: Turnadjustmentnut one
turn counter-clockwise.
b. If coupler hitch is too loose on ball: Turnadjustmentnut one
turn clockwise.
6. Connectthesafety chainsto the towingvehicle.
7. Plugin the tail lights,if so equipped,to thetail lightconnectoron
the tow vehicle.
I Do
fasterthan
andcheck
and federal
not tow
45mph
local,state,
I requ rementsbeforetow ng on anypub c road.
J
NOTE:Usecautionwhenbackingup. It is recommended to use a
spotteroutsidethe vehicle.
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