Ferris Industries Ddskav17 user manual

User manual for the device Ferris Industries Ddskav17

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OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
HydroWalk Series
Dual Drive Walk-Behind Mowers
Powerhead Mower Deck
Model Number Model Number
DDSKAV15 DDS48
DDSKAV15CE DDS48R
DDSKAV17 DDS52
DDSKAV17CE DDS52R
DDSKAV23 DDSH52
DDSKAV23CE DDS61
DDSH61
Ferris Industries
22880
5375 North Main Street
Revision 03
Munnsville, NY 13409
Rev. Date: 02/2005
800-933-6175
TP 100-7056-02-WD-F

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Table of Contents Safety Rules & Information ................................2 Troubleshooting, Adjustments & Service Troubleshooting the Mower...................................19 Identification Tags ...............................................5 Troubleshooting the Mower Deck..........................20 Safety Decals.......................................................6 Mowing Height Adjustment ...................................21 Safety Interlock System...................................

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Safety Rules & Information Read these safety rules and follow them closely. Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control of unit, severe personal injury or death to you, or bystanders, or damage to property or equipment. This mowing deck is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. The triangle in text signifies important cautions or warnings which must be followed. TRAINING OPERATION 1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the 1. Never run an

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Safety Rules & Information 23. Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, Do Not trees or other objects that may obscure vision. 1. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If 24. To reduce fire hazard, keep unit free of grass, leaves tires lose traction (i.e. machine stops forward motion & excess oil. Do not stop or park over dry leaves, on a slope), disengage the blade(s) (PTO) and drive grass or combustible materials. slow off the slope. 25. The engine in this unit is not factor

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Safety Rules & Information 10. Let engine cool before storing and do not store near SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE flame. To avoid personal injury or property damage, use 11. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. 12. Park machine on level ground. Never allow untrained personnel to service machine. Safe Handling of Gasoline 13. Use jack stands to sup

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Safety Interlock System SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM This unit is equipped with safety interlock switches. These safety systems are present for your safety, do not attempt to bypass safety switches, and never tamper with safety devices. Check their operation regularly. Operational SAFETY Checks Test 1 — Engine should NOT crank if:  PTO switch is engaged, OR  Parking brake is not engaged, OR  Motion control handle is not in the NEUTRAL posi- tion Test 2 — Engine SHOULD crank if:  PTO switch is NOT

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Features & Controls Parking Brake Handle The parking brake is applied by pushing DOWN on the parking brake handle until it stops. To release the park- ing brake, pull UP on the handle until it locks over cen- ter. PTO (Power Take Off) Switch The PTO switch engages and disengages the mower. Pull UP on the switch to engage, and push DOWN to disengage. Engine Kill/Operator Presence Handles These handles are a major factor in the safety interlock system of the mower. Both handles are tied together s

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Operation GENERAL OPERATING SAFETY CHECKS BEFORE STARTING Before first time operation:  Check that crankcase is filled to full mark on dipstick.  Be sure to read all information in the Safety and See the engine Operator’s Manual for instructions Operation sections before attempting to operate this and oil recommendations. tractor and mower.  Make sure all nuts, bolts, screws and pins are in  Become familiar with all of the controls and how to place and tight. stop the unit.  Fill the fuel t

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Operation DRIVING THE MOWER WARNING The hydrostatic transmission has an infinite number of If you do not understand how a specific control speeds between full speed forward and reverse, with the functions, or have not yet thoroughly read the faster speeds being achieved by moving the speed con- FEATURES & CONTROLS section, do so now. trol lever and steering control levers farthest in the direc- Do NOT attempt to operate the tractor without tion of travel. first becoming familiar with the locatio

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Operation MOWING PUSHING THE MOWER BY HAND Before mowing, set the cutting height as described in DO NOT TOW MACHINE the Troubleshooting, Adjustments & Service section. Towing the machine will cause hydraulic 1. Engage the parking brake. Make sure the PTO transaxle damage. Do not use another vehi- switch is disengaged and the motion control lever is cle to push or pull this unit. in the NEUTRAL position. 1. Disengage the PTO, engage the parking brake, turn 2. Start the engine (see STARTING THE EN

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Operation STORAGE WARNING Temporary Storage (30 Days Or Less) Never store the unit, with gasoline in engine or fuel tank, in a heated shelter or in enclosed, Remember, the fuel tank will still contain some gasoline, so never store the unit indoors or in any other area poorly ventilated enclosures. Gasoline fumes may where fuel vapor could travel to any ignition source. Fuel reach an open flame, spark or pilot light (such as vapor is also toxic if inhaled, so never store the unit in a furnace, wa

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Regular Maintenance MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE & PROCEDURES The following schedule should be followed for normal care of your mower. You will need to keep a record of your operating time. See Before Before Every Every Every Spring SAFETY ITEMS Page First Use Each Use 5 Hours 25 Hours 100 Hours & Fall Check Safety Interlock System 9 ●● ● Check Mower Blade Stopping Time 29●● See Before Before Every Every Every Spring NORMAL CARE ITEMS Page First Use Each Use 5 Hours 25 Hours 100 Hours & Fall Check Rider

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Regular Maintenance CHECKING / ADDING FUEL WARNING To add fuel: Gasoline is highly flammable and must be 1. Remove the fuel cap (see A, Figure 2). handled with care. Never fill the tank when the 2. Fill the tank to the bottom of the filler neck. This will engine is still hot from recent operation. Do not allow for fuel expansion. allow open flame, smoking or matches in the area. NOTE: Do not overfill. Refer to your engine manual for Avoid over-filling and wipe up any spills. specific fuel recomm

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Regular Maintenance LUBRICATION Lubricate the machine at the lubrication points shown in Figures 6 - 11. Use grease fittings when present. Disassemble parts to apply grease to moving parts when grease fittings are not installed. Not all greases are compatible. Ferris Red Grease (P/N 22285) is strongly recommended. Automotive-type high-temperature, lithium grease may be used when this is not available. Figure 8. Blade Spindles Generally, all moving metal parts should be oiled where contact is mad

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Regular Maintenance BATTERY MAINTENANCE Checking the Battery Fluid NOTE: It is not necessary to check the battery fluid A level if machine is equipped with a maintenance-free battery. 1. Remove the battery box cover to access the battery. 2. Remove the battery filler cap(s) (A, Figure 12). Fluid must be even with the split ring full mark. If not, add distilled water. 3. Reinstall the filler cap(s). Cleaning the Battery and Cables B 1. Disconnect the cables from the battery, negative cable first

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Regular Maintenance SERVICING THE MOWER BLADES 1. Blades should be sharp and free of nicks and dents. If not, sharpen blades as described in following steps. 2. Remove the deck guard. 3. Raise the mower deck and secure with jackstands. 4. To remove blade for sharpening, use two (2) 15/16” wrenches to remove the nut from the top of the blade bolt. (Figure 13). 5. Use a file or hand-held grinder, sharpen blade to fine edge. Remove all nicks and dents in blade edge. If LOOSEN blade is severely dama


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