POWER STEERING OPERATION (See Fig. 18)
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 disen-
gages the drive wheel on that side of snow thrower and
allows it to turn in that direction.
To turn left – squeeze left side trigger.
To turn right – squeeze right side trigger.
TO ADJUST SKID PLATES (See Fig. 19)
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.
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. 19)
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. 20)
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.
TO TRANSPORT (See Fig. 21)
When pushing or towing your snowthrower, be sure to
disengage transmission by placing freewheel control into
FREE WHEEL po si tion. Freewheel control is located at the
rear of snowthrower.
Pull freewheel control out to FREEWHEEL position.
To reengage transmission, push control back in.