IMPORTANT Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Snow Throwers This snow thrower is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury. WARNING: Snow throwers have ex- Look for this symbol to point out im- posed rotating parts, which can cause por tant safety precautions.
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute 6. When cleaning, repairing or inspecting the snow thrower, stop the engine and make certain the col- Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge lector/impeller and all moving parts have stopped. chute is the most common cause of injury associated Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep the wire away with snow throwers.
ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new snow thrower. Reading the entire manual will familiarize you with the unit, which will assist you in assembly, operation and maintenance of the product. Your new snow thrower has been as sem bled at the factory with the ex cep tion of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.
ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION INSTALL TRACTION DRIVE CONTROL ROD INSTALL AUGER CONTROL ROD (See Figs. 5 and 6) (See Figs. 3 and 4) The auger control rod has the short loop on the end of the spring as shown. The traction drive control rod has the long loop on the end of the spring as shown.
ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION INSTALL CHUTE DEFLECTOR REMOTE CONTROL INSTALL DISCHARGE CHUTE / CHUTE ROTATER (See Figs. 8 and 9) HEAD (See Fig. 7) 1. Install remote cable bracket to discharge chute with NOTE: The multi-wrench provided in your parts bag may 5/16-18 carriage bolt and 5/16-18 locknut as shown.
OPERATION KNOW YOUR SNOW THROWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SNOW THROWER. Compare the illustrations with your snow thrower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your snow thrower or in literature supplied with the product.
OPERATION SPARK ENGINE OIL CAP AUGER DISCHARGE CHUTE CONTROL LEVER PLUG WITH DIPSTICK CONTROL SAFETY LEVER TRACTION DRIVE SPEED IGNITION DRIVE CON TROL LEVER CONTROL GAS O LINE LEVER FILLER CHUTE CHOKE DE FLEC TOR CON- TROL FUEL SHUT-OFF LH TURN VALVE TRIGGER THROTTLE /...
OPERATION The operation of any snow thrower can result TO USE CHOKE CON TROL (See Fig. 13) in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which The choke con trol is located on the en gine. Use the choke can result in severe eye damage. Always wear control when ev er you are starting a cold en gine.
OPERATION TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD (See Fig. 17) TO THROW SNOW (See Fig. 15) SELF-PROPELLING, forward and reverse movement of The auger rotation is controlled by the auger control lever located on the right side handle. the snow thrower, is controlled by the traction drive control lever located on the left side handle.
OPERATION • When not using drift cutters, loosen adjustment nut, TO ADJUST SKID PLATES (See Fig. 19) lower to storage position and tighten nut securely. NOTE: The wrench provided in your parts bag may be used to adjust the skid plates. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE Skid plates are located on each side of the auger housing CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See Fig.
OPERATION TO START ENGINE 6. When the engine starts, release the recoil starter han dle and slowly move the choke control to the OFF posi- • Be sure fuel shut-off valve is in the OPEN position. tion. Your snow thrower engine is equipped with both a 120 Volt Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes.
MAINTENANCE GENERAL REC OM MEN DA TIONS LUBRICATION CHART ➀ The warranty on this snow thrower does not cover items SAE 5W-30 Motor Oil that have been sub ject ed to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must ➁...
MAINTENANCE SNOW THROWER Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each five (5) hours of continuous use. Tighten oil Always observe safety rules when performing main te nance. fill cap / dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TIRES TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL •...
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS To replace the capscrew/shear bolts: WARNING: To avoid serious injury, before per- 1. Disengage all controls and move throttle control to forming any service or ad just ments: STOP position. Wait for all moving parts to stop. 1.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE BELTS (See Fig. 24) HINT: Insert a 3/8" drive ratchet (in the “ON” position) into the square hole in idler arm and rotate ratchet clockwise The auger and traction drive belts are not adjustable. If to relieve tension.
TO REMOVE WHEELS (See Fig. 25) NOTE: To seal punctures or prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts • Remove the klik pin and remove wheel from axle. dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and cor ro sion. IMPORTANT: When installing wheel, be sure to use the axle hole closest to the end of the shaft –...
TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate section in manual unless directed to a qualified service center. PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Does not start 1. Fuel shut-off valve (if so 1. Turn fuel shut-off valve to OPEN position. equipped) in OFF position. 2. Safety ignition key 2.