1. Shut off engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Adjust skid plates by loosening the hex nuts, then mov-
ing skid plate to desired position. Be sure both plates
are adjusted evenly. Tighten securely.
SCRAPER BAR (See Fig. 22)
The scraper bar is not adjustable, but is reversible. After
con sid er able use it may become worn. When it has worn
almost to the edge of the housing, it can be reversed,
providing additional service before requiring replacement.
Replace a dam aged or worn scrap er bar.
TO USE DRIFT CUTTERS (See Fig. 23)
Use the drift cutters to cut through deep snowdrifts that are
higher than the front of the snow thrower.
Loosen adjustment nuts enough to allow drift cutter to
be raised to highest position and tighten nuts securely.
Repeat for opposite side of snow thrower.
When not using drift cutters, loosen adjustment nuts,
lower to storage position and tighten nuts securely.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 24)
The engine on your snow thrower has been shipped from
the factory already filled with oil.
1. Check engine oil with snow thrower on level ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert
the dipstick and screw tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until
"FULL " mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
To change engine oil, see "TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL "
in the Main te nance sec tion of this manual.
ADD GASOLINE (See Fig. 24)
Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not over-
fill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with
a minimum of 87 octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quan ti ties that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gas o-
hol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and for ma-
tion of acids dur ing storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel
system should be emptied be fore stor age of
30 days or longer. Empty the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next
season. See Storage In struc tions for ad di tion al
information. Never use engine or car bu re tor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or per ma nent
damage may occur.
IG NI TION
NOTE: ALL ITEMS ARE SHOWN IN THEIR TYPICAL LOCATION.
ACTUAL LOCATION MAY VARY WITH ENGINE ON YOUR UNIT.
TO START ENGINE
Be sure fuel shut-off valve is in the "OPEN" position.
Your snow thrower engine is equipped with both a 120 Volt
A.C. electric starter and a recoil starter. The electric starter
is equipped with a three-wire power cord and plug and is
designed to operate on 120 Volt A.C. household current.
Be sure your house is a 120 Volt A.C. three-wire
ground ed system. If you are uncertain, consult a
li censed electrician.
WARNING: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
FILL CAP / DIPSTICK
WARNING: Do not use the electric
start er if your house is not a 120 Volt
A.C. three-wire grounded system. Se ri-
ous per son al injury or damage to your
snow thrower could result.
GAS O LINE