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Safety · Assembly · Operation · Maintenance · Troubleshooting · Parts Lists · Warranty OPERATOR’S MANUAL Chipper Shredder Vacuum – Model Series 020 IMPORTANT READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019. PRINTED IN U.S.A. MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019 FORM NO. 769-03188 5/30/2007 This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new chipper shredder vacuum. It will help you assemble, prepare and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says. Table of Contents Customer Support 2 Safety Labels 3 Safe Operation Practices . 4 Setting Up Your Chipper Shredder Vacuum . 6 Operating Your Chipper Shredder Vacuum 10 Maintaining Your Chipper Shredder Vacuum. 14 Troubleshooting 18 Parts List . 20 Warranty 24 Español 25 Finding and Recording Model Number BEFORE YOU START ASSEMBLING YOUR NEW EQUIPMENT, please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information to the sample model plate provided to the right. You can locate the model plate by standing behind the unit and looking down at the frame below the engine. This information will be necessary to use the manufacturer’s web site and/or obtain assistance from the Customer Support Department or an authorized service dealer. Model Number Serial Number Customer Support Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was purchased, without first contacting Customer Support. If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of this unit, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below: 1. Visit mtdproducts.com. Click on the Customer Service tab. 2. Phone a Customer Support Representative at 1.800.800.7310. Spanish speaking agents are available. 3. The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with your unit, for more information. 2 Safety Labels Found On Your Chipper Shredder Vacuum 1 Safety Labels · READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL. · KEEP HANDS OUT OF INLET AND DISCHARGE OPENINGS WHILE MACHINE IS RUNNING. ROTATING BLADES ARE INSIDE. · TURN ENGINE OFF AND ALLOW IMPELLER TO COME TO COMPLETE STOP BEFORE REMOVING BAG. · DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAR A CLOG OR JAMWITH THE ENGINE RUNNING. · DO NOT OPERATE UNIT WITHOUT BAG OR OPTIONAL BLOWER CHUTE IN PLACE. · DO NO ST T AND ORWALK IN FRONT OF BL OWER CHUTE OR AIM IT BYSTANDERS. AT OBJECTS THROWN OUT OF DISCHARGE CAN CA USE PERSONAL INJURY. · DO NOT OPERATE WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND. · WEAR APPROVED SAFETY GLASSES. TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY DANGER STOP Keep hands out of inlets while engine is r unning. Rotating blades are inside. DANGER WARNING DO NOT remove safety (or any) labels from chipper shredder vacuum for any reason. FRONT WHEEL / VACUUM NOZZLE HEIGHT ADJUSTER HIGH For use in grass to pick up leaves and debris LOW To pick up wet material, pine cones, acorns or material on pavement. 3 2 Safe Operation Practices WARNING This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury. When you see this symbol. HEED ITS WARNING! WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. Training 1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for future and regular reference and for ordering replacement parts. 2. Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation. Know how to stop the machine and disengage them quickly. 3. Never allow children under 16 years old to operate this machine. Children 16 years old and over should read and understand the operation instructions and safety rules in this manual and should be trained and supervised by a parent.
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