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  • Page 2 INTRODUCTION EN 1 INTRODUCTION Dear Customer, thank-you for having chosen one of our products. We hope that you will get com- plete satisfaction from using your new lawn-tractor and that it will fully meet all your expectations. This manual has been compiled in order that you may get to know your machine and to be able to use it safely and efficiently.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    EN 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. SAFETY REGULATIONS ................3 Regulations for using the machine safely 2. IDENTIFICATION OF THE MACHINE AND COMPONENTS ......7 Explanations on how to identify the machine and its main components 3. UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY ..............9 Explanations on how to remove the packing and on how to assemble separat- ed parts 4.
  • Page 4: Safety Regulations

    SAFETY REGULATIONS EN 3 SAFETY REGULATIONS 1.1 HOW TO READ THE MANUAL Some paragraphs in the manual containing information of particular importance for safety and operation are highlighted at various levels of emphasis, and signify the following: NOTE IMPORTANT These give details or further informa- tion on what has already been said, and aim to prevent damage to the machine.
  • Page 5 EN 4 SAFETY REGULATIONS 1.2 SAFETY REGULATIONS (read carefully before using the machine) A) TRAINING 1) Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the equipment. 2) Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use the lawn- mower.
  • Page 6 SAFETY REGULATIONS EN 5 fumes can collect. 2) Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. 3) Before attempting to start the engine, disengage all blade attachment clutches and shift into neutral. 4) Do not use on slopes of more than 10° (17%). 5) Remember there is no such thing as a “safe”...
  • Page 7 EN 6 SAFETY REGULATIONS 1.3 SAFETY DECALS Your machine must be used with care. Therefore, decals have been placed on the machine, to remind you pictorially of the main precautions to take during use. These decals are to be considered an integral part of the machine. If a decal should fall off or become illegible, contact your Dealer to replace it.
  • Page 8: Identification Of The Machine And Components

    IDENTIFICATION OF THE MACHINE AND COMPONENTS EN 7 IDENTIFICATION OF THE MACHINE AND COMPONENTS 2.1 IDENTIFICATION OF THE MACHINE The plate located on the left side of the main frame has the essential data of each machine. The serial number (5) must be quoted when you require technical assistance or spare parts.
  • Page 9 EN 8 IDENTIFICATION OF THE MACHINE AND COMPONENTS 2.2 IDENTIFICATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS Various main components can be seen on the machine, and these have the fol- lowing functions: 1. Cutting deck: this is the guard enclosing the rotating blades. 2.
  • Page 10: Unpacking And Assembly

    UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY EN 9 UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY For storage and transport reasons, some components of the machine are not directly installed in the factory, but have to be assembled after their removal from the packing. Final assembly is carried out by following these simple instructions. IMPORTANT The machine is supplied without engine oil or fuel.
  • Page 11 EN 10 UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY with the hole in the shaft and insert the pin supplied (3) using a hammer, ensuring that the end comes completely through to the opposite side. NOTE To avoid damaging the steering wheel, use a punch of the same size to push the pin in the last part.
  • Page 12 UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY EN 11 or 31,5° Baumé) until the indicated level is reached, distrib- uting it evenly among the six elements. Close the six caps (5) which are includ- ed and begin charg- ing the battery. Remount the bat- tery on the ma- chine.
  • Page 13 EN 12 UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY the wings (1a) are turned inwards. Hook the upper part of the grass-catcher frame (5) onto the brackets and centre it up with the rear plate (2). Adjust the position of the two brackets (1) to the stop (6) so that, when turning the grass-catcher frame, the pin (7) slots into the seat (8) correctly.
  • Page 14 UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY EN 13 3.8 REMOVAL OF THE STOP FROM THE HOOKING PAWL OF THE GRASS- CATCHER For transport purposes, the pawl (1) hooking the grass-catcher is held onto the rear plate by a stop (2). This stop must be removed before fitting the grass-catcher brackets, and is not to be subse- quently used.
  • Page 15 EN 14 UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY shown. Fit the two rubber caps (10) into the holes in the two side elements (7). E) Insert the frame in the canvas cover (11) making sure it is correctly positioned on the base perimeter. Hook the plastic profiles (12) onto the frame tubes with the aid of a screw-dri- ver (13).
  • Page 16: Controls And Instruments

    CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS EN 15 CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS 4.1 S TEERING WHEEL Turns the front wheels. 4.2 C HOKE CONTROL This enriches the mixture so must only be used for the time necessary when starting from cold. 4.3 A CCELERATOR LEVER Regulates the engine's r.p.m.
  • Page 17 EN 16 CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS spond to: «SLOW» for minimum engine speed «FAST» for maximum engine speed – When moving from one area to another, put the lever in a position between «SLOW» and «FAST». – When cutting, go to the «FAST» position. 4.4 K EY IGNITION SWITCH This key operated control has three positions:...
  • Page 18 The lever (4.8.1) has two positions, as shown on the label and correspond to: «A» = Blades disengaged «B» = Blades engaged ➤ HF2315HME HF2417◊•• The lever (4.8.2) inserts the blades with a pneumatic clutch and has two positions, as shown on the label. They correspond to: 4.8.2...
  • Page 19 EN 18 CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS – If the blades are engaged when safety conditions have not been complied with, the engine shuts down and cannot be restarted (☛ 5.2). – On disengaging the blades (position "A"), a brake is simultaneously activated which stops their rotation in few seconds.
  • Page 20 HF2620HME it indicates: seat without operator; blades engaged; parking brake engaged; missing grass-catcher or stone- ➤ HF2315HME HF2417HME guard; insufficient battery recharge; look for the causes in chapter 7 of this manual; transmission in “neutral” position. low fuel: it means that approx. 1.5...
  • Page 21 EN 20 CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS ➤ HF2•••SBE 4.21 C LUTCH RAKE PEDAL This pedal has a dual function: during 4.21 the first part of its stroke, it acts as a clutch, engaging and disengaging drive to the wheels, and in the second part it acts as a brake on the rear wheels.
  • Page 22 CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS EN 21 speed. 4.31 – Increasing pressure on the pedal progressively increas- es the speed of the machine. – The pedal automatically goes into neutral «N» when released. – The neutral condition «N» is 4.32 shown by the lighting of an indicator light (4.10.g).
  • Page 23: Safety Recommendations

    EN 22 HOW TO USE HOW TO USE 5.1 SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS DANGER! The machine must only be used for the purpose for which it was designed (cutting and collection of grass). Do not tamper with or remove the safety devices fitted to the machine. REMEMBER THAT THE USER IS ALWAYS RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE AND INJURIES TO OTHERS.
  • Page 24: Engaging The Parking Brake

    HOW TO USE EN 23 To start the engine, in all cases it is necessary that: – the transmission is in “neutral”; – the blades are not engaged; – the operator is seated or the parking brake is engaged. The engine stops when: –...
  • Page 25: Preliminary Operations Before Starting Work

    EN 24 HOW TO USE 5.3 PRELIMINARY OPERATIONS BEFORE STARTING WORK Before starting to work it is necessary to carry out several checks and operations to ensure that the work gives the best results and is done in maximum safety. 5.3.1 S EAT ADJUSTMENT ➤...
  • Page 26 HOW TO USE EN 25 5.3.3 F ILLING WITH OIL AND FUEL IMPORTANT Use oil SAE 10W30 and Petrol Unleaded Euro 95. IMPORTANT Running the engine with an insufficient amount of oil can damage it very seri- ously. The use of a non-detergent or two-stroke engine oil can reduce the life of the engine.
  • Page 27 EN 26 HOW TO USE 5.3.5 F ITTING THE PROTECTION DEVICES AT THE EXIT GRASS CATCHER OR STONE GUARD WARNING! Never use the machine without having fitted the protec- tion devices at the exit! ➤ HF2•••HTE The protection devices must be fitted with the tipping levers lowered.
  • Page 28: Using The Machine

    HOW TO USE EN 27 5.4 USING THE MACHINE 5.4.1 S TARTING DANGER! All starting operations have to be effected in an open or well-ventilated area! ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE ENGINE’S EXHAUST FUMES ARE TOXIC! To start the engine: – engage the parking brake (☛ 4.5), on sloping ground; –...
  • Page 29 EN 28 HOW TO USE 5.4.2 F ORWARD DRIVE AND MOVING WITHOUT MOWING WARNING! This machine has not been approved for use on public roads. It has to be used (as indicated by the Highway Code) in private areas closed to traffic. NOTE When moving the machine, the blades must be disengaged and the cutting deck put at its highest position (position «7»).
  • Page 30 HOW TO USE EN 29 5.4.3 B RAKING First, reduce the machine’s speed by reducing the engine’s r.p.m. and then push the brake pedal (☛ 4.21 or 4.31) to further reduce the speed until the machine stops. ➤ HF2•••HME HF2•••HTE NOTE The machine already slows down considerably by just releasing the drive pedal in forward or reverse.
  • Page 31 EN 30 HOW TO USE tain space in the lowest position, whereas it does not function when in the highest position. To change the position, unscrew end remove the pin (1) then reposition the wheel (2) in the upper or lower hole of the wale shown on the diagram.
  • Page 32 HOW TO USE EN 31 5.4.6 E MPTYING THE GRASS CATCHER Do not let the grass-catcher become too full as this may block the collector chan- nel. When the grass-catcher is full there is an intermittent audible warning. At this point: –...
  • Page 33 EN 32 HOW TO USE 5.4.7 U NBLOCKING THE COLLECTOR CHANNEL Cutting very tall or wet grass, particularly at too high speed, can cause the collec- tor channel to become blocked. Should this happen, it will be necessary to: – stop forward movement immediately, disengage the blades, stop the engine and remove the key;...
  • Page 34 HOW TO USE EN 33 5.4.11 C LEANING AND STORAGE Put the machine away in a dry place protected from weather and, if possible, cover with a cloth. After each mowing, clean the outside of the machine, empty the grass-catcher and shake it to remove residual grass and earth. WARNING! Always empty the grass-catcher and do not leave con- tainers full of cut grass inside a room.
  • Page 35 EN 34 HOW TO USE 5.4.12 S TORAGE AND INACTIVITY FOR LONG PERIODS If the machine is likely to be unused for a long period (more than 1 month), dis- connect the ground (black) cable from the battery. Lubricate all joints as directed (☛...
  • Page 36 HOW TO USE EN 35 IMPORTANT The battery must be kept in a cool and dry place. Before a long storage period (more than 1 month), always charge the battery, only with the specific charger supplied with your machine, and then recharge before using again ( ☛...
  • Page 37: Transporting

    EN 36 HOW TO USE WARNING! Take care when beginning forward movement on sloping ground to prevent the risk of tipping up. Reduce the forward speed before going on a slope, particularly downhill. DANGER! Never use reverse to reduce speed going downhill. con- trol of the machine may be lost, particularly on slippery surfaces.
  • Page 38: Summary Of The Main Operations To Be Carried Out In Various Conditions

    HOW TO USE EN 37 4. The engine must run at full speed, both to ensure a sharp cut of the grass and to get the necessary thrust to push the cuttings through the collector channel. 5. The frequency of mowing should be in relation to the rate of growth of the grass, which should not be left to grow too much between one cut and the next.
  • Page 39 EN 38 HOW TO USE To ... You will need to ... Cut the grass (☛ 5.4.5) Fit the grass-catcher or stone-guard, adjust the height of the cutting deck wheels and move the accelerator; engage the blades and adjust the cutting height. ➤...
  • Page 40: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE EN 39 MAINTENANCE 6.1 SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS WARNING! Before cleaning, maintenance or repair work, take out the ignition key and read the relevant instructions. Wear suitable clothing and heavy gloves when dismantling and refitting the blades and in all other hazardous situations for hands. WARNING! Never use the machine with worn or damaged parts.
  • Page 41 EN 40 MAINTENANCE a) Periodic maintenance (☛ 6.2.2) ➤ HF2315◊•• 1.15 1.14 1.12 1.13 1.10 1.11 ➤ HF24••◊•• HF26••◊•• 1.15 1.14 1.12 1.13 1.11 1.10...
  • Page 42 MAINTENANCE EN 41 b) Lubrication GREASE OIL - SAE 30 ➤ ➤ HF2315◊•• HF24••◊•• HF26••◊•• ➤ ➤ HF2•••S•• HF2•••H••...
  • Page 43 EN 42 MAINTENANCE 6.2.2 G UIDE TO SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE This table is to help you maintain your machine’s safety and performance. It shows the main maintenance and lubrication work, indicating the frequency with which it should be carried out. To the right of each item there is a box where you write the date or after how many hours of operation the work was carried out.
  • Page 44 MAINTENANCE EN 43 6.2.3 R EAR AXLE This is a sealed single unit which does not require maintenance. It is permanently lubricated and this lubricant does not need changing or topping up. 6.2.4 B ATTERY To ensure long life to the battery, it is essen- tial to keep it carefully maintained.
  • Page 45: Checks And Adjustments

    EN 44 MAINTENANCE 6.3 CHECKS AND ADJUSTMENTS 6.3.1 D ISMANTLING SHARPENING AND BALANCING BLADES Blades that are badly sharpened tear at the grass, reduce collection and make the lawn turn yellow. IMPORTANT When accessing the blades, remove the cutting deck that is equipped with a quick release system that makes their removal from the machine easy.
  • Page 46 MAINTENANCE EN 45 ing it out towards the left so that all the pins come out of their positions. When assembling, perform the opera- tions described above in reverse while making sure that the front terminal of the collector channel properly fits into the exit of the cutting deck.
  • Page 47 EN 46 MAINTENANCE out loosening or changing the position of the nuts (8) and locknuts (9). Remove the two cotter pins (10) of the rear pins. After checking that there are no obstructions, remove the deck in such a way that all the pins come out of their housings.
  • Page 48 MAINTENANCE EN 47 WARNING! The blades differ and are contra-rotating. When installing them, make sure that they are correctly positioned. WARNING! When re-fitting the blades, always follow the indi- cated sequence, making sure that the blades' wings are facing towards the interior of the cutting deck and that the cupped side of the cup washer (1) is pressing against the blade.
  • Page 49 EN 48 MAINTENANCE 7 - 9) of the three trace rods until the deck is resting on the blocks. – turn the two right-hand upper nuts (6 - 8) and the left-hand lower nut (4) to the point where the deck begins to lift. Tight- en the three locknuts (5 - 7 - 9) and turn the nuts (3) until the slightest movement of the lifting lever brings about a similar...
  • Page 50 MAINTENANCE EN 49 – turn both the rear screws (5) until the rear of the deck begins to rise both at the right and the left, and then tighten the relative locknuts (6). If you are unable to adjust the cutting deck properly, contact your Dealer. 6.3.3 A DJUSTING BLADE ENGAGEMENT AND BLADE BRAKE When the lever to disengage the blades is operated, this also brings the blade...
  • Page 51 EN 50 MAINTENANCE ➤ HF2315HME With the engine running, engage the blades and then switch off the engine with- out disengaging the blades. Turn the adjusting nut (1) until the correct spring length (2) is achieved. Disengage the blades with the engine off.
  • Page 52 MAINTENANCE EN 51 ➤ HF2•••SBE A = 47,5 - 49,5 mm ➤ HF2•••HME HF2•••HTE B = 45 - 47 mm measured inside the washers. When the adjust- ment has been made, tighten the nut (1). IMPORTANT Do not screw below these lev- els to avoid overloading the brake unit.
  • Page 53 EN 52 MAINTENANCE 6.3.6 A DJUSTMENT OF THE SPRING OF THE PAWL FOR HOOKING THE GRASS CATCHER If the grass-catcher tends to jump about and to open up when going over rough ground, or if it is difficult to hook back on after being emptied, the tension of the spring will need to be adjusted(1).
  • Page 54 MAINTENANCE EN 53 ➤ ➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊•• HF2620◊•• 5. Install the new oil filter on the filter base and tighten it by hand until the O-ring seats against the filter base. 6. Tighten the oil filter to the specified torque (12 Nm - 1.20 kgm). IMPORTANT Use only a Honda genuine oil filter or a filter of equivalent quality specified for your model.
  • Page 55 EN 54 MAINTENANCE ➤ ➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊•• HF2620◊•• IMPORTANT Never run the engine without the air cleaner. Rapid engine wear will result from contaminants, such as dust and dirt being drawn into the engine. ➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊•• : Release the four latch tabs (1b) from the air cleaner cover (2), and remove the cover.
  • Page 56 MAINTENANCE EN 55 4. Wipe dirt from the inside of the air cleaner case (5) and cover, using a moist rag. Be careful to prevent dirt from entering the clean chamber that leads to the carburetor. 5. Reinstall the air cleaner elements and the cover. ➤...
  • Page 57 EN 56 MAINTENANCE 0,70-0,80 mm ➤ ➤ HF23••◊•• HF24••◊•• HF2620◊•• To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plugs must be properly gapped and free of deposits. 1. Remove the spark plug caps and use a spark plug wrench (1) to remove each spark plug.
  • Page 58 MAINTENANCE EN 57 spark plug seats to compress the washer. When reinstalling a used spark plug, tighten 1/8 1/4 turn after the spark plug seats to compress the washer. IMPORTANT The spark plugs must be securely tightened. Improperly tightened spark plugs can become very hot and may damage the engine. 6.4.6 R EPLACING WHEELS Stop the machine on a flat surface and put a...
  • Page 59 EN 58 MAINTENANCE 6.4.9 R EPLACING A FUSE A few fuses of various capacities are envisaged on the machine. Their functions and features are given in the following table: 1 - 10 Amps - (Red) protection of the main circuits and power circuits of the electronic card;...
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting

    MAINTENANCE EN 59 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM LIKELY CAUSE SOLUTION 1. With the key at The protection of the electronic card has Put the key in the «OFF» position and «ON» the dashboard cut in due to: look for the cause of the problem: remains off with no audible signal.
  • Page 61 EN 60 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM LIKELY CAUSE SOLUTION 6. Weak engine perfor- – forward speed too high in relation to – reduce the forward speed and/or raise mance during cutting cutting height (☛ 5.4.5) the cutting deck 7. Engine stops when –...
  • Page 62 TROUBLESHOOTING EN 61 PROBLEM LIKELY CAUSE SOLUTION ➤ – belt loosened – turn the adjusting nut (☛ 6.3.3) models with – problems in the electromagnetic clutch – contact your Dealer electromagnetic clutch) – cutting deck not parallel to the ground –...
  • Page 63: Accessories On Request

    EN 62 ACCESSORIES ON REQUEST ACCESSORIES (OPTIONAL) 1. STONE-GUARD KIT For use in place of the grass-catcher when the cuttings are not to be collected. 2. TOWING HITCH For towing a small trailer. 3. MULCHING PLUG It finely chops the grass cuttings and leaves them on the lawn, instead of collecting them in the grass-catcher.
  • Page 64: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS EN 63 SPECIFICATIONS MODEL ..........HF2315SBE HF2315HME HF2415SBE HF2417HME HF2417HTE HF2620HME HF2620HTE Electric system ......... 12 V 12 V 12 V 12 V 12 V 12 V Battery ..........24 Ah 24 Ah 24 Ah 24 Ah 24 Ah...
  • Page 65: Alphabetical Index

    EN 64 ALPHABETICAL INDEX ALPHABETICAL INDEX Accelerator Emptying ..........5.4.6 Function and use ........4.3 Adjusting the hooking ......6.3.6 Audible warning Function ..........4.10-m Function ............. 4.4 When it signals ......5.4.6 - 5.4.12 Lights Battery Control ............ 4.10-l Description ..........2.2-7 Replacing bulbs ........

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