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Husqvarna DT22 Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
Power Rake
DTF226 / 966067101
DTF6(BF) / 966067201
SD22B5DSA / 966067801
DTF22 / 966068401
DTF226 / 966068501
SD22H5DSA / 966068701
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you
understand the instructions before using the machine.



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  • Page 1 Operator’s Manual Power Rake Seeder Models DTF226 / 966067101 DTF6(BF) / 966067201 SD22B5DSA / 966067801 DTF22 / 966068401 DTF226 / 966068501 SD22H5DSA / 966068701 Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
  • Page 2 WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. ©2009 HTC. All rights reserved. Beatrice, NE. Printed in U.S.A.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CoNTENTS Introduction ..............4 Operation ...............18 Good service ............4 Seed Application ..........18 Serial Number ............4 Preparing the Lawn ........18 Symbols and Decals ..........6 Seed Application Chart ......18 Decals ..............6 Seed Application Recommendations ..18 Decal Locations ..........7 Bagger Attachment and Removal ....18 Safety ...............8 Before Starting ..........19 General Use ............8...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Please contact your dealer for more information. If you sell your Husqvarna machine, make sure to give the operator’s manual to the new owner. Insure your machine Contact your insurance company to check on insurance coverage for your new machine.
  • Page 5: General Information

    Husqvarna equipment. • Read all maintenance and service instructions Read it thoroughly before attempting to operate the before attempting work. machine. Call your dealer or Husqvarna if additional • Read engine manufacturer’s operating and information is required. maintenance instructions.
  • Page 6: Symbols And Decals

    SYMBoLS AND DECALS WARNING! IMPORTANT INFORMATION Xxxx xxx xxxx xx xxxx x xxxx. Xxxx xxx xxxx xx xxxx x xxxx. Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk of material damage, particularly if the reader should of personal injury, particularly if the reader should neglect to follow instructions given in the manual.
  • Page 7: Decal Locations

    SYMBoLS AND DECALS Decal Locations Height setting open/Close (Seedbox) Seeder Dial Caution graphics DANGER watch your feet Warning for bagger Seed application chart Handle folding instructions Warning for carbon monoxide...
  • Page 8: Safety

    SAFETY General Use The object of this manual is to help you use your Husqvarna machine safely and to give you WARNING! information about how to maintain your machine. Under no circumstances may the Please read the manual carefully before attempting to original design of the machine be use the machine.
  • Page 9: Preparations

    Husqvarna. • Locate fixed objects in the ground, such as sprinkler systems, poles, water valves, bases for washing lines.
  • Page 10: Operating

    SAFETY Operating • Do not use the machine on grades of more than 20°. We recommend working across slopes rather than up and down. This will yield a more even result. Do not leave the machine standing on a slope unattended. •...
  • Page 11: Movement/Transport

    SAFETY Movement/Transport • To turn and steer the machine, press down on the handle and turn on the back wheels. • Turn off the engine and allow it to cool at least 2 minutes before transport. • Collapse the handle if the machine is equipped with a collapsible handle.
  • Page 12: Fuel System

    SAFETY Fuel System WARNING! Gasoline and gasoline fumes are poisonous and extremely flammable. Be especially careful when handling gasoline, as carelessness can result in personal injury or fire. • only store fuel in containers approved for that purpose. • Never remove the fuel cap and fill the fuel tank when the engine is running.
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    SAFETY Maintenance • Never make adjustments with the engine running. • Disengage the drive units, shut off the engine and wait until all moving parts come to a complete stop before making adjustments, performing maintenance or cleaning the machine. • Disconnect the spark plug cable before beginning repair work.
  • Page 14: Assembly/Controls

    ASSEMBLY/CoNTRoLS Rotate the handle and tighten it in place. The engine RPM is preset by the manufacturer. Idle speed is 1250–1400 RPM. Maximum engine Fill the engine with the manufacturer- speed is 3600 RPM. recommended oil. See section “Lubrication/ Engine oil”. See the engine manual for instructions on adjusting Test the clutch.
  • Page 15: Controls

    The 22" dethatcher can be equipped with a catcher. It is available as an accessory at your Husqvarna dealer. It can be mounted after purchase. Alternatively, the 22" dethatcher can be equipped with a seeder.
  • Page 16: Engine

    CoNTRoLS Engine Refer to your engine manual. Fueling Read the safety instructions before fueling. Keep the fuel and fuel tank clean. Avoid filling the machine with dirty fuel. Make sure the fuel cap is properly tightened and the gasket is not damaged, particularly before washing the machine.
  • Page 17: Blade Versatility

    CoNTRoLS Blade versatility Flail Blades Thatch is the dense layer of clippings, roots and stems that forms between the soil and the base of the grass. As thatch builds up, it prevents water, air and fertilizer from being absorbed into the soil. This causes shallow root development leading to vulnerability to drought and frost.
  • Page 18: Operation

    oPERATIoN Seed Application Preparing the Lawn • Cut the grass to approximately ½" (1-1.5 cm) lower than you normally would. • Do not water before sowing. • Remove the layer of old grass cuttings (thatch). • Aerate the lawn with a core-type ground aerator. •...
  • Page 19: Before Starting

    oPERATIoN Before Starting IMPORTANT INFORMATION Clear the lawn of any debris. • Mow the lawn ½" shorter than normal. Clearly mark rocks and other fixed objects. • Allow the lawn to dry. Wet conditions can cause Be especially sure to check for hidden extensive damage to healthy grass.
  • Page 20: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Maintenance Schedule The following is a list of maintenance procedures that must be performed on the machine. For those points not described in this manual, visit an authorized service workshop. Daily Maintenance interval - months/hours Before MAINTENANCE Staring 1/25 3/50 6/100 12/300...
  • Page 21: Drive Belt

    MAINTENANCE Drive Belt When checking the drive belt, allow the engine to cool. Remove the spark plug cable. Remove the belt guard (see illustration) on the left side of the machine. Check that the belt is running in the proper track; the pulleys should guide the belt in a straight line.
  • Page 22: Flail Blades

    MAINTENANCE Flail blades Wear/Rotation/Replacing After you have used your dethatcher for some time, the blades will begin to wear on the striking edge. When this happens, their dethatching performance will 3.5" / 89mm diminish. A new combing edge may be obtained by rotating the entire rotor shaft assembly laterally (end to end).
  • Page 23 MAINTENANCE Replacing worn flail blades Allow the engine to cool. Disconnect the spark plug. Tip the machine forward; see the section “Two minute rule”. IMPORTANT INFORMATION When tipping the machine forward observe the “Two minute rule”. 8011-027 Remove e-rings (1) (locking washer type) that hold the blade shaft (2) in place (see the illustration).
  • Page 24: Delta Blades

    MAINTENANCE Delta Blades Wear/Replacing It is possible to replace delta blades without removing over time and due to wear, the blades will diminish in the rotor shaft. Remove the delta blade by removing length. once the blades have worn down by about ¾" the two screws with nuts holding the blade in place.
  • Page 25: Two Minute Rule

    MAINTENANCE Two Minute Rule The machine may be tipped forward to facilitate access for cleaning or service, but no longer than 2 minutes. If the machine is held in this position for too long, the engine can be damaged by gasoline draining into the crankcase.
  • Page 26: Lubrication Schedule

    LUBRICATIoN Stop the engine and remove the ignition cable before Lubrication Schedule attempting to lubricate the machine. Check engine oil daily, change every six months Wipe away excessive grease after lubrication. It is or 100 hours. important to avoid getting lubricant on the belt or the Check and lubricate wheel bearings once a drive surfaces on the belt pulleys.
  • Page 27: Blades

    LUBRICATIoN Blades Cover the blades with a thin coat of oil to avoid rust. This is particularly important prior to winter storage or if the machine will not be used for a period of longer than 30 days. Handle Lubricate the joints at both sides of the handle with an oil can.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    TRoUBLESHooTING Symptom Cause Action Engine will not start User error Fuel valve closed. open the fuel valve. Choke valve open Close the choke with cold engine. Engine switch in oFF position Turn the engine switch to oN Fuel system Fuel tank empty Fill with fuel Machine stored without observing Clean tank, sludge reservoir and...
  • Page 29: Storage

    Never use gasoline for cleaning. Use a degreaser and warm water instead. Always use genuine Husqvarna spare parts. An annual check-up at an authorized service workshop is a good way to ensure that your machine performs its best the following season.
  • Page 30: Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA 22" POWER RAKE Engine Honda, Briggs & Stratton or none Primary drive V-belt Dethatching width 22" Clutch control Handle-mounted with automatic safety declutching Clutch Belt tightener with spring return and idling pulley mechanism Seeding Width 22" (55.8 cm) Depth setting Adjustable depth control with lever mechanism Flail blade reel...
  • Page 31: Service Journal

    SERVICE JoURNAL Date, stamp, signature Action Delivery service Break the packaging and make sure the machine has not been damaged in transport. Where applicable, assemble accompanying components. Check that the machine design corresponds to the customer order. Check that the right amount of oil is in the engine and transmission.
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