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IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-
covered, brush-covered 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
SECTION 1: IMPORTANT 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 YOUR SNOW THROWER. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL-HEED ITS WARNING. WARNING: The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals
• If the snow thrower should start to vibrate • Never operate the machine at high transport abnormally, stop the engine and check speeds on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a care when backing. warning of trouble. • Never direct discharge at bystanders or allow • Stop engine whenever you leave the operating anyone in front of unit. position, before unclogging the collector/impeller • Disengage power to collector/impeller when housin
SECTION 2: FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new snow thrower. It will help you assemble, prepare and maintain your snow thrower. Please read and understand what it says. Before you start to prepare your snow thrower for its first use, please locate the model plate and copy the information from it in this Operator’s Manual. The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from your dealer or the MTD customer support de
SECTION 4: CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK Lay out the hardware according to the illustration for identiﬁcation purposes. Part numbers are shown in parentheses. (Hardware pack may contain extra items which are not used on your unit.) ATTACHING THE HANDLES ATTACHING THE CHUTE ASSEMBLY A B Hex Bolts (A) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4” Long 5/16-18 x 1-3/4” Long (710-3015) (710-3180) Hex Bolts 5/16-18 x 3/4” Long Handle Tabs Chute Flange (710-3008) Keepers (784-5599) (731-0851) Lock Washers 5/16” I.
SECTION 5: ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT: After assembly, service engine with TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY gasoline, and check oil level as instructed in the • (1) 3/8" Wrench separate engine manual packed with your unit. • (2) 7/16" Wrench* NOTE: All references to right or left side of the • (2) 1/2" Wrench* snow thrower are determined from behind the unit in • 9/16” Wrench the operating position. • Pair of pliers *or adjustable wrench UNPACKING • Remove staples or break glue
ATTACHING THE HANDLE ASSEMBLY (Hardware A) 1. Place right handle (A) in position against the snow thrower so the ﬂat side of the handle is against the snow thrower. Secure bottom hole in handle to snow thrower using hex bolt 3/4" long Lock Washers and lock washer. See Figure 4. Do not tighten at this time. 2. Place handle tab over the upper hole in handle Cable so the curve in the handle tab matches the curve Roller Hex Bolt in the handle. Secure to the snow thrower using Handle Gu
ATTACHING THE CHUTE ASSEMBLY (Hardware B) Chute Assembly Place chute assembly (C) over chute opening, with the opening in the chute assembly facing the front of Hex Head the unit. Place chute ﬂange keepers beneath lip of Screw chute assembly, with the ﬂat side down. Secure with hex head screws and hex lock nuts as shown in Fig- ure 7. Tighten with two 7/16" wrenches. Do not over- tighten. Chute Hex Lock Flange NOTE: Locknuts cannot be threaded onto a bolt by Nut Keeper hand. Tighten
IMPORTANT: Attach the shift rod and clutch cables as follows. THEN CHECK THE ADJUSTMENTS AS Traction INSTRUCTED, AND MAKE ANY FINAL ADJUST- Drive Shift Lever Clutch MENTS NECESSARY BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SNOW THROWER. Failure to follow the instructions may cause damage to the snow thrower. ATTACHING THE SHIFT ROD (Hardware D) Hairpin 1. Place the shift lever (on the handle panel) in the Clip sixth (6) speed position (all the way forward). Flat Washer 2. Place the bent end of the shift
Traction Drive Clutch and Shift Lever TIRE PRESSURE (Pneumatic Tires) Adjustment The tires are over-inﬂated for shipping purposes. Check tire pressure and reduce to 15 to 20 psi. To check the adjustment of the traction drive clutch and shift lever, move the shift lever all the way NOTE: If the tire pressure is not equal in both forward to sixth (6) position. With the traction drive . tires, the unit may pull to one side or the other lever released, push the snow thrower f
TRACTION DRIVE/AUGER CLUTCH LOCK SECTION 7: OPERATION (See Figure 14) The traction drive clutch is located on the right handle. BEFORE STARTING Squeeze the traction drive clutch to engage the wheel drive. Release to stop. WARNING: Observe all Warning Labels This same lever also locks the auger clutch so you on the snow thrower prior to use. See can turn the chute crank without interrupting the snow Figure 1. throwing process. If the auger drive clutch is engaged w
Electric Starter: Recoil Starter: 1. Rotate choke knob to FULL choke position (cold WARNING: The electric starter is engine start). equipped with a three-wire power cord 2. If engine is warm, place choke in OFF position and plug, and is designed to operate on instead of FULL. 120 volt AC household current. It must be properly grounded at all times to 3. Push primer button two or three times for cold avoid the possibility of electric shock engine start. See Figure 19. which may be injurio
5. Wipe all snow and moisture from the carburetor cover in the area of the control levers. Also, SECTION 8: ADJUSTMENTS move control levers back and forth several WARNING: NEVER attempt to clean times. chute or make any adjustments while engine is running. Refer to label in TO ENGAGE DRIVE Figure 1 in safety section. 1. With the engine running near top speed, move shift lever into one of the five FORWARD CHUTE ASSEMBLY ADJUSTMENT positions or two REVERSE positions. Select a speed appropriate f
SKID SHOE ADJUSTMENT DRIVE WHEELS The space between the shave plate and the ground The wheels may be adjusted for two different meth- can be adjusted. Refer to page 10 of the Assembly ods of operation. The adjustment is made by placing Instructions. the klick pins in one of two different holes on the right side of the unit. See Figure 22. TRACTION DRIVE CLUTCH 1. One Wheel Driving—Place klick pin in the out- ADJUSTMENT side axle hole on the right side. This position gives power drive to the lef
WHEELS AUGER SHAFT Oil or spray lubricant into bearings at wheels at Remove shear bolts on auger shaft. Oil or spray least once a season. Pull the klick pins and remove lubricant inside shaft. See Figure 24. wheels, clean and coat axles with a multipurpose automotive grease. See Figure 23. GEAR SHAFT Lubricate the gear shaft with a good all-weather Oil Bearings multi-purpose light grease at least once a season or or Spray Lubricant after every 25 hours of operation. Klick IMPORTANT: Keep all gr
6. Unhook the idler spring from the hex bolt on the BELT REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT auger housing. See Figure 27. WARNING: Disconnect the spark 7. Back out the stop bolt to allow the belts to slip plug wire from the spark plug and between the bolt and auger pulley. See Figure ground. 28. AUGER BELTS NOTE: It may be necessary to loosen the six hex nuts that fasten the frame to the auger housing to aid NOTE: It is necessary to remove both belts in in belt removal. order to change either one. I
6. Lightly tap the hex nut to dislodge the ball bearing Friction from the right side of frame. Remove the hex nut Friction Wheel Wheel and bell washer from left end of shaft. Disc 7. Slide the gear shaft to the right and slide the fric- Drive Belt tion wheel assembly from the shaft. Stop 8. Remove the six screws from the friction wheel Bolt assembly (three from each side). Remove the fric- tion wheel rubber from between the friction wheel plate. 9. Reassemble new friction wheel rubber to the fr
SECTION 12: Trouble Shooting Guide Trouble Possible Cause(s) Corrective Action Engine fails to start Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel will not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used. Blocked fuel line. Clean fuel line. Choke not in ON position Move switch to ON position Faulty spark plug. Clean, adjust gap or replace. Key not in switch on engine. Insert key. Spark plug wire Connect spark plug wire. disconnected. Primer button not depre
Gear Assembly (All Models) REF. PART REF. PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Qty. NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Qty. 1 618-0123 Housing—L.H. 1 11 721-0327 Seal-Oil 1 2 618-0124 Housing—R.H. 1 12 721-0328 Locktite 5699 3 710-0642 Screw 5 13 736-0351 Washer-Flat 2 4 711-0908 Spiral Axle 24" 1 14 736-0369 Washer-Flat 4 711-0909 Spiral Axle 26" 1 15 736-0445 Washer-Flat 1 711-0910 Spiral Axle 28" 1 16 737-0168 Grease 1.5 oz. 5 714-0161 Key 1 17 741-0662 Bearing-Flange 1 6 715-0143 Pin-Spiral 1 18 741-0663 Bearing-Flan
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