When cleaning, repairing, or in spect ing, make
certain all controls are disengaged and the au-
ger/impeller and all moving parts have stopped.
Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep the
wire away from the spark plug to prevent ac-
Release the auger control lever and shut off the engine.
Remove the clean-out tool from it's mounting clip. Grasp
the tool firmly by the handle and push and twist the tool
into the discharge chute to dislodge the blockage.
After the packed snow has been dislodged, return the
clean-out tool to it's mounting clip by pushing it into the clip.
Make sure the discharge chute is pointed in a safe direc-
tion (no vehicles, buildings, people, or other objects are
in the direction of discharge) before restarting engine.
Restart the engine, then squeeze the auger control
lever to the handle to clear snow from the auger hous-
ing and the discharge chute.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD (See Fig. 20)
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 en gage
the drive system.
Release traction drive control lever to stop the forward
or reverse movement of the snow thrower.
SPEED and DIRECTION are controlled by the drive speed
Move speed control lever to de sired po si tion AFTER
engaging the trac tion drive control lever.
CAUTION: Do not move speed con trol le ver
unless engine is running. Damage to the snow
thrower can result.
Slower speeds are for heavier snow and faster speeds
are for light snow and transporting the snow thrower. It
is recommended that you use a slower speed until you
are familiar with the operation of the snow thrower.
NOTE: When both traction drive and auger control levers
are engaged, the traction drive control lever will lock the
auger control lever in the engaged position. This will allow
you to release your right hand from the handle and adjust
the discharge chute direction without interrupting the snow
POWER STEERING OPERATION (See Fig. 21)
Steering triggers are used to assist in steering your snow
thrower. The triggers are located on the underside of each
handle. When a trigger is squeezed, it disengages the track
drive on that side of snow thrower and allows it to turn in
To turn left – squeeze left side trigger.
To turn right – squeeze right side trigger.
TO ADJUST SKID PLATES (See Fig. 22)
NOTE: The wrench provided in your parts bag may be
used to adjust the skid plates.
Skid plates are located on each side of the auger housing
and adjust the clearance between the scraper bar and the
ground surface. Adjust skid plates evenly to proper height
for current surface conditions. For removal of snow in
normal con di tions, such as a paved driveway or side walk,
place skid plates in the highest position (lowest scraper
clear ance) to give a 1/8" clearance between the scraper
bar and the ground. Use a middle position if the surface
to be cleared is uneven.
NOTE: It is not recommended to operate the snow thrower
over gravel or rocky surfaces. Objects such as gravel, rocks
or other debris, can easily be picked up and thrown by the
impeller, which can cause serious personal injury, property
dam age or damage to the snow thrower.
If snow thrower must be operated over gravel surface,
use extra caution and be sure skid plates are adjusted
to lowest (highest scraper clear ance) position.