KNOW YOUR BLOWER SYSTEM READ THIS OPERATION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR BLOWER SYSTEM. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarize yourself with the parts before starting the assembly. Study the operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to insure proper functioning of your Grass Catcher and to prevent injury to yourself and others.
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS DANGER ! THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting.
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS DO NOT • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not mow near drop-off, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris buildup. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. •...
BEFORE ASSEMBLING GRASS CATCHER TO MOWER: • Set parking brake. • Place motion control levers in “NEUTRAL” position. • Turn ignition key “OFF” and remove key. • Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. • Disconnect spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. CONTAINER CONTENTS • • Blower Assembly • • Belt Shield • • Mounting Bracket • Weight Upper Chute Middle Chute Belt Cover Drive Pulley Belt Bag of Hardware Blower Housing...
6. Replace right blade shaft with new, longer shaft. The existing drive pulley and key will fit on the new shaft. Install blower drive pulley with the raised portion of pulley hub down. Slide spacer inside new pulley. Add key to new pulley. 7. Remove two rear bolts from spindle and place belt shield standoff where the two bolts were removed.
INSTALLING HOLD DOWN BRACKET Temporarily secure the hold down bracket to the skid plate, using a bolt and nut from the kit and the outer hole in the bracket. If needed, prop the blower housing up so it sits vertically level, but leave no more than an between the deck and blower housing. Hold Down Bracket Skid Plate Hold Down Bracket Hole Back-up Plate Using the back-up plate as a template, drill holes in blower housing through the slots on the hold down bracket. Drill in the middle of the bracket...
Machine Screw Hood Latch Weld Nut Lock Washer Flat Washer Latch Location INSTALLING MIDDLE CHUTE 1. Place middle chute over the top end of the blower assembly. 2. Latch middle chute to blower assembly. Middle Chute ASSEMBLY INSTALLING BAGGER MOUNT Using hardware provided in kit, attach support mount to unit.
INSTALLING WEIGHT KIT 1. Bolt cast weight to weight brackets using 1¼ bolts and four nuts. 2. Slide both weight brackets over the front tube on the frame. Be sure to position the weight assembly in the center of the frame. 3. Secure with -16 x 3½ bolts and four nuts. Front Tube 3½ Bolt Weight Bracket CAUTION DO NOT operate mower with grass...
TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING Follow the mower operation instructions in you mower operator’s manual. When operating your grass catcher on a lawn where grass and leaf bagging equipment has not been used, you are picking up thatch and debris that has accumulated for long periods of time. The amount collected and the total time of operation may be greater than you will experience with regular use of your grass catcher.
STORAGE When grass catcher is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grass, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry place. CAUTION • DO NOT operate mower with grass catcher partially installed. • Disengage blades and stop engine before leaving mower seat to empty containers, unclogging chutes, etc.