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Honda H5518 Operator's Manual

Mid-mount rotary mower for h5518 multi-purpose tractor.
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    Honda tractor dealer. LTD. 1991, ALL RIGHTS for your tractor. and maintenance of the Hon- tractor, type A2 (Two Wheel for the Honda H5518 at any time without written permission. part of the rotary mower when sold. Pay special attention damage...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS 1. SAFETY INFORMATION 2. SERIAL NUMBER 3. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION 4. INSTALLING MOWER 1. Loose parts 2. How to measure 3. Installation of front tensioner of lift link ... 4. Installation 5. Installation of driven pulley 6. Installation of cutter deck of deck belt ...

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  • Page 6: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION For your safety and the safety precautions: Operator Responsibility Keep the tractor poor, or questionable Be sure all safety devices place, these items are installed Know to stop emergency. Understand Allowing anyone to operate result in injury. Allowing passengers may cause the tractor Wear sturdy,...

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    Fire and Burn Hazard Gasoline is extremely Use extreme care when children. Refuel in a well ventilated Allowed the engine may ignite. The accumulation haust system, or on top pulleys) may ignite. It is illegal in some areas to operate an engine without spark arrester.

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    Thrown Object Hazard Objects hit by the blades can be thrown and may cause serious Before mowing, clear the mowing and other litter and loose objects. areas at night, so you can see and avoid objects Before operating the tractor, or that the optional Disengage the Power Take Off (P.T.O.1...

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    To avoid injury to yourself tended, ALWAYS, park on level ground. disengage the power take-off. lower the attachment(s). Lock the parking stop the engine. and remove the key. Be sure to follow ferential lock. Be sure that the main transmission and reduce engine Do not apply while turning...

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    MAINTENANCE SAFETY Before performing thoroughly. Before cleaning, inspecting Turn off and lower Stop the engine Remove the spark plug caps. If you hit an object, tachments. Fix any damage Operating the tractor severe personal injury. Leaves, grass clippings, become a fire hazard. areas are kept clean.

  • Page 11: Serial Number

    The serial number are used to identify quired by the dealer when The MM46 serial number The MK4618 serial number sioner bracket. Record the number here for your reference. MM46 Serial number: MK4618 Serial number: MM46 SERIAL MK4616 SERIAL your rotary mower ordering replacement is located...

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  • Page 13: Installing Mower

    OFRONT HITCH PIVOT should be installed proper tools start-up, remove on level ground. levers in the “OFF” check for any missing with H5518 with MM46Kl with MK4618 DECK LIFT ROD OLlFT ARM ORIGHT WASHER BRACKET UARD ODRIVE PULLEY INSTALLING MOWER...

  • Page 14: How To Measure

    ( CUTTER PROTECTOR *REAR LINK SHAFT LlNCH “DRIVEN PULLEY FLANGE BOLTS *BELT 2. How to measure hardware MILLIMETERS ~~~~,~~~~,~~~,,IIII~IIII~““~““~“”~”’l~”’l~l’ll~Illl~llll~llll~llll~illl~llli~llll~llll~l~ll~llll~llll~llll~llll~llll~llll~ 12 mm PLAIN WASHERS Washers are specified by inside diameter in this manual. ‘DRIVE V-BELT STOPPER COLLARS and components: 14 mm 16 mm NUTS ARE SPECIFIED...

  • Page 15: Installation

    3. Installation of front tensioner 1. Remove and retain the lower flange bolts. 2. Install the drive pulley on the front P.T.O. special flange torque. Torque specification: bracket cover 6 by removing LOWEk COVER (shouldered) bolt. Tighten 2.2 kg-m (16 ft-lb) DRIVE &JLLEY the 8 x 16 mm FLANGE...

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    3. Position the front tensioner two of the bolts removed bracket bolts, Tighten the front tensioner maining four bolts. Torque specification: FLANGE BOLTS 8xl6mm FRONT TENSIONER BRACKET Insert the end of the tensioner arm. Hook the other end into the frame tab as shown. bracket on the frame in Step 1 and the two shouldered...

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    5. Install the front hitch pivot A on the frame from the inside. Install the tensioner guard on the frame from the outside as shown, using the six 8 x 25 mm flange bolts and tighten to the specified torque. Torque specification: 2.2 kg-m (16 ft-lbl...

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    4. Installation of lift link 1. Pump grease through Insert the lift arm shaft through the left side. Adjust (14.6- 14.6 in), then tighten rod in the hole in the lift arm bracket. end of the deck lift rod and insert the lock pin through Recommended PLAIN WASHER LOCK PIN...

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    3. Loosen the six 8 x 20 mm Flange bolts fastening link pivots. Slide the lift link shaft through shown. Retighten Recommended LIFT LINK SHAFT 4. Lubricate the lift arm pin with grease, then insert the threaded the lift arm pin through the end of the pivot.

  • Page 20: Installation Of Driven Pulley

    5. Installation of driven Remove and retain driven pulley (MM46Kl) ing the 10 x 16 mm flange driven pulley (MK4618) Tighten the bolt to the specified Torque specification: 6. Installation of cutter H Cutter deck assembly 1. Install the discharge specified torque: Torque...

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    Cutter deck installation 1. Connect the spark plug caps to the spark plugs and insert the ignition key in the ignition NEUTRAL. Start the engine and move the hydraulic lever (optional part) to the “FRONT” with the hydraulic HYDRAtiLlC SELECTOR (OPTIONAL Turn the descent Stop the engine...

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    3. Release the hydraulic knob counterclockwise lever to “DOWN”, NOTE: Adjustment 4. Connect the right cutter bracket on the tractor mm lock pin. Install the left cutter Slide the rear link shaft brackets and rear deck links as shown. REAR LINK SHAFT lock by turning (FAST direction).

  • Page 23: Installation

    5. Remove the front link adjust pins and install the new front link adjust pins included with deck link to 300-302 nut securely. Connect deck and to the right bracket on the tractor. washers and linch pins. NOTE: To ease bracket, raise the front of the deck slightly Align the hole in the right bracket of the front link protector...

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    7. Installation of deck belt Never attempt ing. Remove the ignition spark plug caps to prevent Wear heavy gloves to protect working with the cutter If the tractor has been running, Allow them to cool before ) NOTICE o assure proper belt tension Honda specified drive belts.

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    3. Position the V belt driven stopper install using 10 x 20 mm flange Tighten the bolt to the specified Torque specifications: 10 mm flange kg-m (29 ft-lb) 8 mm flange 2.2 kg-m (16 ft-lb) V-BELT DRIVEN (BELT STOPPER 4. Install the belt stopper side of the frame.

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    Check that the belt is properly twist between the drive pulley and the idler pulley. of the belt goes in the “V” 5. Start the engine, part) to “FRONT”, lift lever. 6. Turn descent descent. 7. Stop the engine 8. Screw in the belt tension sioner arm contacts STOP...

  • Page 27: Leveling The Cutter Deck

    8. Leveling the cutter 1. Place the tractor Turn the steering position. Check the air pressure Tire pressure: Front (1 .O kg/cm*, Rear (0.8 kg/cm*, 2. Check that the gauge rollers are at the 2-l/2” position. cutter deck with the hydraulic just knob fully...

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    4. To adjust, remove the linch pin from the right and left link adjust pins. Loosen the adjust pin lock nuts and turn the pins an equal number of full turns: out lowers the front clearance; in raises the clearance. FRf-lNT nFf!K I INK...

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    9. Adjustment of cutter Cutter deck lift plate 1. Place the tractor brake. 2. Start the engine, part) to “FRONT”, lift lever. 3. Turn the descent 4. Stop the engine, 5. Adjust the deck lift plates until the height of the cutter deck is equal on both sides..

  • Page 30: Adjustment

    W Cutter deck lift rod 1. The cutter deck lift rod can be adjusted cutter deck plate (step-5). After adjustment, securely. 2. Do not adjust the cutter deck lift rod less than 367 mm (14.5 the first time. If the height of the cutter deck is below in.) with the cutter deck lift rod being 367 mm (14.5 the height with the cutter...

  • Page 31: Pre-operation Checks

    For safe and efficient before starting: Never run the engine adequate ventilation. that may cause loss of consciousness Inspect with the tractor Lock the parking brake, set the transmission front and rear P.T.O. (Neutral) position. Disconnect the spark plug caps and remove the key to prevent engine start-up.

  • Page 32: Deck Drive Belt

    2. Deck drive belt To avoid disconnect the spark plug caps to prevent Lower Lower the cutter the cutter deck fully, deck fully, spark plug caps. Visually spark plug caps. Visually faults. faults. If the drive belt is faulty, If the drive belt is faulty, ed on page 45.

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    3. Inspect each of the blades for cracks, right and center on the right side of the cutter under the left front edge of the cutter deck. Turn the blades 1 80° inspect opposite DISCHARGE COVER RIGHT BLADE blades can be seen through deck.

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    If any of the blades thorough inspection is necessary dull blade can be sharpened, otherwise damaged replacement, take the cutter deck to your authorized Or if you have the proper yourself. Severe personal injury thrown from under the cutter Never operate the tractor Never operate...

  • Page 35: Operation

    Never run the engine adequate ventilation. that may cause loss of consciousness 1. Adjusting cutting Be sure all moving height. Contacting moving 1. Park the tractor 2. Make sure the main transmission front and rear P.T.O. center (Neutral) 3. Start the engine, part) to “FRONT”...

  • Page 36: Starting

    2. Descent speed adjustment Adjust the descent speed of the cutter deck by turning adjust knob. Adjustment deck to lower from the highest Turning the knob clockwise turning it counterclockwise DESCENT NOTE: Uneven mowing 3. Starting 1. Start the engine. auxiliary transmission CLUTCH...

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    2. Lower the cutter deck and increase engine speed. Always mow at full throttle. THROTTLE LEVER 3. Depress the brake pedal and release the parking brake lock lever. PARKING BRAKE LOCK LEVER BRAKE PEDAL...

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    4. Move the front P.T.O. lever to “ON”. The cutter blades will start to rotate. FRONT P.T.O. LEVER...

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    4. Two and Four Wheel Two and four wheel wheel drive select lever. Prior to shifting, set the steering ing the tractor to a complete NOTE: If difficulty gears by driving the tractor engaged. In 4-wheel traction when rounding ground by the wheels.

  • Page 40: Mowing

    5. Mowing Before operating this tractor INFORMATION on pages 3-8. Rotating blades and thrown Always stop the engine Unseen hazards may cause Look for and avoid terrain. Operating the tractor cause it to tip or roll over. Certain maneuvers surfaces; avoid sharp turns, Also, avoid backing...

  • Page 41: Cutting Patterns

    6. Cutting patterns These cutting patterns surface. In a small area First make 2 or 3 turns in a clockwise continue cutting In a large area The first round of cuts is the key to making a neat finish. or 3 turns in a clockwise turn to the right and continue have finished the upper half of the area.

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    Mowing unsquare If your mowing area is not square several blocks so you can mow in a neat mowing Overlapping on straightaways. Be sure that each mowing overlap width is between the mower’s front tires. Overlapping in curves When cutting in curves and turns, shift to a slower speed and be sure to overlap the previous mower.

  • Page 43: Stopping

    7. Stopping To avoid injury to yourself tor unattended, ALWAYS: take-off (P.T.O.), lower the cutter brake, stop the engine In an emergency: Turn the engine switch Depress the clutch In normal use: 1. Move the throttle 2. Depress the clutch Move the main transmission BRAKE PEDAL...

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    3. Shift the ,front and rear P.T.O. levers to the “OFF” position. FRONT P.T.O. CLUTCH LEVER REAR P.i.0. LEVER 4. Lower any attachment to the ground with the hydraulic lift lever. HYDRAULIC LIFT LEVER 5. Turn the engine switch (ignition switch) to “OFF’...

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    6. Push down the park brake pedal. To avoid injury to yourself tor unattended, ALWAYS: take-off (P.T.O.), lower engine and remove the key. lock lever while PARK BRAK: LOCK LEVER BRAKE PEDAL and others, p&k on level ground, the attachment, set the parking depressing the brake...

  • Page 46: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Periodic maintenance good operating condition. MAINTENANCE SHCEDULE. To avoid carbon monoxide ming any maintenance. or even partially enclosed, amount of exhaust sure the area is well-ventilated. To avoid serious burns, maintenance. Shut the engine off and set the parking maintenance.

  • Page 47: Deck Drive Belt Replacement

    2. Deck drive belt replacement Set the gauge wheel To replace the drive belt, observe 1. Lower the cutter lars and 8 x 45 mm flange (V-BELT DRIVEN STOPPER) 2. Loosen the belt tension pulley and remove it from the pulleys starting posite side.

  • Page 48: Cutter Deck Removal

    3. Cutter deck removal 1. Start the engine tional part) to the “FRONT” hydraulic lift lever. 2. Stop the engine 3. Set the gauge wheel 4. Lower the cutter and disconnect To avoid severe and disconnect 5. Remove the cutter 6.

  • Page 49: Blade Belt Inspection

    8. Turn the steering from right side of tractor. 4. Blade belt inspection 1. Remove the cutter 2. Remove the five 8 mm nuts, remove the right and left pulley covers, and clean any grass and other foreign covers. 3. Check the belt for signs of wear or cracks. 4.

  • Page 50: Cutter Deck Cleaning

    5. Cutter deck cleaning To prevent ing the cutter deck. 1. Remove the cutter 2. Remove the five 8 mm nuts, covers. 3. Remove grass and other foreign 4. Turn the cutter and other debris. 5. Reinstall the belt covers, 6.

  • Page 51: Blade Bolt Tightness/blade

    7. Blade bolt tightness/Blade To avoid severe disconnect the spark plug caps to prevent heavy gloves to protect Blade bolt tightness 1. Remove the cutter 2. Turn the cutter 3. Clean dirt and grass from the blade and the inside of the cutter deck. 4.

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    Blade installation 1. Clean dirt and grass from the blade, blade holder, the cutter deck. 2. Install the blade holder, 1 NOTICE Be sure blade tightening the blade bolt. Do not allow the blade to overlap the edge of the holder. Install the washer The blade bolt and washer and must not be replaced...

  • Page 53: Fastener

    8. Fasteners tightness/Lubrication Check all nuts, bolts and fasteners Check and apply grease where Recommended Grease: GREASE FITTING points and tighten noted. SAE Multipurpose Grease securely if necessary.

  • Page 54: Storage

    STORAGE 1. Remove the cutter 2. Turn the cutter deck upside down. water, and dry thoroughly. 3. For longer service mower housing washing it down brush and scraper. Cleaning and rust prevention storage. h’ as Ing the deck directly ing wear. Allow the deck to cool before remove...

  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    Poor finishing/appearance. 1. Tractor speed too fast 2. Grass accumulation inside deck. 3. Dull blade 4. Tires improperly inflated 5. Mower not level 6. Wrong cutter deck height- 7. Engine speed too low Blades do not rotate or stop. 1. Blade drive belt worn or broken 2.

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    Deep cut 1. Cutting height too low 2. Tractor speed too high 3. Uneven surface 4. Rough and uneven Excessive vibration 1. Unbalanced blades 2. Drive/blade belt damaged 3. Pulley (s) damaged alignment Engine speed drops excessively 1. Engine speed too low 2.

  • Page 57: Specifications

    MODEL Power products description Overall length Overall width Cutting width Weight Cutting height Number of blades Blade length Blade spindle speed Gauge wheel Deck lifting/lowering Deck mounting MID-MOUNT code 1,520 1,168 60 kg (132 l-1/2 Left and center Right (2) 150 Hydraulic 4-pint SPECIFICATIONS...

  • Page 58: Warranty Service

    WARRANTY Owner Satisfaction Your satisfaction and goodwill Honda warranty details are explained ty. Normally, any problems dealer’s service department. been handled to your action: Discuss your problem complaints can be quickly already been reviewed the dealership or the General If your problem still has not been resolved to your satisfaction, American Honda...

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    Current customer service contact information: United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands: Honda Power Equipment dealership personnel are trained professionals. They should be able to answer any question you may have. If you encounter a problem that your dealer does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealership's management.

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