Simplicity 1130SE, DUAL STAGE SNOWTHROWER (JOHN DEERE) User manual (2024)

Simplicity 1130SE, DUAL STAGE SNOWTHROWER (JOHN DEERE) User manual (1)

North American Edition

Dual Stage Snowthrower

1130SE

OPERATOR’S MANUAL

JOHN DEERE

WORLDWIDE COMMERCIAL & CONSUMER

EQUIPMENT DIVISION

WARNING

Failure to read and follow the

Operator’s Manual and all operating

instructions can result in death, bodily

injury, and/or equipment damage.

Save this manual for future reference.

OMM161583

1738503 Revision C

08/2009

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Thank you for purchasing this quality-built John Deere snowthrower. We’re pleased that you’ve placed your confidence in the John Deere

brand. When operated and maintained according to the instructions in this manual, your John Deere product will provide many years of

dependable service.

Operator Safety

This manual contains safety information to make you aware of the hazards and risks associated with snowthrowers and how to avoid

them. This snowthrower is designed and intended only for snow throwing and is not intended for any other purpose. It is important that

you read and understand these instructions thoroughly before attempting to start or operate this equipment. This snowthrower requires

final assembly before use. Refer to the Assembly section for instructions on final assembly procedures. Follow the instructions com-

pletely. Save these instructions for future reference.

Maintenance Agreement

The John Deere Equipment Limited Warranty Policy, plus a Maintenance Agreement, provide maximum value for John Deere products.

Contact your nearest authorized John Deere dealer for details.

Quality Customer Service

John Deere provides a process to handle your questions or problems, should they arise, to ensure that product quality continues with

your John Deere dealer’s parts and service support.

Follow the steps below to get answers to any questions you may have about your product.

1. Refer to the operator’s manual for your equipment.

2. Contact your nearest authorized dealer with unanswered questions.

3. Call the John Deere Customer Service Center.

In U.S., call (888) 228-3068 and provide the product serial number and model number.

In Canada, call (800) 661-6662 and provide the product serial number and model number

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OPERATOR SAFETY.................................................................................... 4

ASSEMBLY .............................................................................................. 10

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY.......................................................................................................... 10

PARTS BAG CONTENTS............................................................................................................................ 10

CONTENTS OF SHIPPING CARTON.......................................................................................................... 10

UNPACK THE SNOWTHROWER................................................................................................................ 10

ASSEMBLE THE DISCHARGE CHUTE....................................................................................................... 10

ASSEMBLE THE HANDLES....................................................................................................................... 11

CHECK CABLE CONNECTION AND ADJUSTMENT.................................................................................. 11

INSTALL THE SPEED CONTROL ROD....................................................................................................... 11

CHECK THE TIRES.................................................................................................................................... 11

REMOVE SNOWTHROWER FROM PALLET............................................................................................... 11

SECURE WITH ZIP TIES............................................................................................................................ 11

FEATURES AND CONTROLS .......................................................................... 12

OPERATION ............................................................................................. 14

BEFORE OPERATING SNOWTHROWER ....................................................................................................14

OPERATE THE SNOWTHROWER............................................................................................................... 14

STOP THE SNOWTHROWER..................................................................................................................... 15

EASY-STEER TRACTION CONTROL.......................................................................................................... 15

DISCHARGE CHUTE, DEFLECTOR, AND GRIP WARMER......................................................................... 16

CHECK THE OIL (BEFORE STARTING ENGINE) ........................................................................................ 16

FILL THE FUEL TANK................................................................................................................................ 17

START THE ENGINE.................................................................................................................................. 17

STOP THE ENGINE.................................................................................................................................... 19

CLEAR A CLOGGED DISCHARGE CHUTE.................................................................................................19

OPERATING TIPS...................................................................................................................................... 19

MAINTENANCE ......................................................................................... 20

SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS ............................................................................................................... 20

LUBRICATE AUGER GEAR BOX................................................................................................................. 21

LUBRICATE AUGER SHAFT FITTINGS ...................................................................................................... 21

LUBRICATE CONTROL LEVER LINKAGE................................................................................................... 21

LUBRICATE DISCHARGE CHUTE AND DEFLECTOR................................................................................. 21

ENGINE MAINTENANCE ........................................................................................................................... 22

CHANGE THE SPARK PLUG...................................................................................................................... 23

ADJUST SKID HEIGHT.............................................................................................................................. 24

BELT ADJUSTMENT.................................................................................................................................. 25

BELT GUIDE ADJUSTMENT ...................................................................................................................... 25

SPEED CONTROL ROD ADJUSTMENT..................................................................................................... 26

CHECK AND ADJUST THE CABLES.......................................................................................................... 26

AUGER CONTROL CABLE ADJUSTMENT................................................................................................. 26

TRACTION CONTROL CABLE ADJUSTMENT ........................................................................................... 27

CHUTE ROTATION MOTOR ADJUSTMENT............................................................................................... 28

AUGER SHEAR PIN REPLACEMENT......................................................................................................... 28

CHECK THE TIRES.................................................................................................................................... 29

STORAGE................................................................................................ 30

OFF SEASON STORAGE............................................................................................................................ 30

LUBRICATE HEX SHAFT AND CHAINS..................................................................................................... 30

REMOVE FROM STORAGE........................................................................................................................ 30

TROUBLESHOOTING................................................................................... 31

WARRANTIES........................................................................................... 33

SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................................................... 35

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OPERATOR SAFETY

The safety alert symbol and signal word (DANGER,

WARNING, CAUTION, or NOTICE) is used to indicate the likeli-

hood and potential severity of personal injury and/or damage to

the product. In addition, a hazard symbol may be used to

represent the type of hazard.

Safety Alert Symbol and Signal Words

DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will

result in death or serious injury.

WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could

result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could

result in minor or moderate injury.

NOTICE indicates a situation that could result in damage

to the

product

.

DANGER - Amputation Hazard

The discharge chute contains a rotating

impeller to throw snow. Never clear or unclog

the discharge chute with your hands. Fingers

can quickly become caught and traumatic

amputation or severe laceration will result.

Always use a clean-out tool to clear or unclog

the discharge chute.

Safety Alert – Identifies safety information about

hazards that can result in personal injury.

Operator’s Manual – Read and understand before

performing any activity or running snowthrower.

Rotating Impeller Keep a Safe

Distance from

Snowthrower

Rotating Auger Rotating Gears

Never Reach into

Rotating Parts Thrown Objects

Fire Explosion

Shock Toxic Fumes

Hot Surface Recommended

Ear Protection for

Extended Use

Shut off engine and remove spark plug connector

before performing maintenance or repair work.

Hazard Symbols and Meanings

DANGER

Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge

chute is the most common cause of injury associated with

snowthrowers.

This snowthrower is capable of amputating hands and feet,

and throwing objects. Read and observe all the safety

instructions in this manual. Failure to do so will result in

death or serious injury.

WARNING

U.S.A. Models: Certain components in this product and its

related accessories contain chemicals known to the state of

of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other repro-

ductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

WARNING

U.S.A. Models: The engine exhaust from this product con-

tains chemicals known to the State of California to cause

cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

WARNING

U.S.A. Models: Battery posts, terminals, and related acces-

sories contain lead and lead components - chemicals known

to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive

harm. Wash hands after handling.

Certification: This equipment meets the requirements of ANSI

B71.3-2005 for snowthrowers.

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Oil

Fuel Forward

On Off Neutral

Choke Off Reverse

Choke On

Stop Electric Start -

Engage (Down) &

Disengage (Up)

Slow Engine - Run

Fast STOP Engine - Stop

Traction Control -

Engage (Down) Auger Control -

Engage (Down)

Auger Clutch Chute Deflector

(Up and Down)

Discharge Chute

(Left and Right) Heated Hand Grips

(High and Low)

Control Symbols on Equipment

12

F

Free-HandTM Control

Easy-TurnTM Traction Control

Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the snow

thrower.

Make sure you are properly trained before operating the snowthrower.

Know how to stop the unit and disengage the controls quickly.

Never allow anyone to operate the snowthrower without proper instruction.

Always follow the instructions in the operator’s manual, if the snowthrower

will be stored for an extende d period.

Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as necessary.

Never attempt to make major repairs on the snowthrower unless you have

been properly trained. Improper servicing of the snowthrower can result

in hazardous operation, equipment damage, and voiding of the product

warranty.

DANGER

Read, understand, and follow all the instructions on the

snowthrower and in the operator’s manual before operating

this unit.

Failure to observe the safet y instructions in this manual will

result in death or serious injury.

Read the Manual

TO SAFELY CLEAR A CLOGGED DISCHARGE CHUTE

DANGER: Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge

chute is the most common cause of injury associated with snow

throwers. Never use your hands to clean out the discharge chute.

FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Shut OFF the engine.

2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the impeller blades have stopped rotating.

3. Always use a clean-out tool, not your hands.

DANGER

Discharge chute contains rotating impeller to throw snow.

Never clear or unclog the discharge chute with your hands.

Fingers can quickly become caught in the impeller. Always

use a clean-out tool.

Failure to observe these safety instructions will result in

traumatic amputation or severe laceration.

Discharge Chute

NOTE: Not all control symbols shown on this page will appear

on your snowthrower. See FEATURES AND CONTROLS section

for the applicable symbols.

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WHEN ADDING FUEL

Turn off engine and let cool at least 2 minutes before removing the fuel

cap and adding fuel.

Fill fuel tank outdoors or in a well ventilated area.

Do not overfill the fuel tank. To allow for the expansion of gasoline, do not fill

above the bottom of the fuel tank neck.

Keep fuel away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and other

ignition sources.

Check fuel lines, cap, and fittings frequently for cracks or leaks. Replace if

necessary.

Use an approved fuel container.

If fuel spills, wait until it evaporates before starting engine.

WHEN STARTING ENGINE

Ensure that spark plug, muffler, fuel cap, and air cleaner (if equipped) are in

place and secured.

Do not crank the engine with the spark plug removed.

If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine, but move the snow

thrower away from the area of the spill, and avoid creating any source of

ignition, until the fuel vapors have dissipated.

Do not over-prime the engine. Follow the engine starting instructions in this

manual.

If the engine floods, set choke (if equipped) to OPEN/RUN position, move

throttle (if equipped) to FAST position and crank until engine starts.

WHEN OPERATING EQUIPMENT

Do not tip the snowthrower at an angle which causes the fuel to spill.

Do not choke the carburetor to stop the engine.

Never run the engine with the air cleaner assembly (if equipped) or the air

filter (if equipped) removed.

WHEN CHANGING OIL

If you drain the oil from the top oil fill tube, the fuel tank must be empty or

fuel can leak out and result in a fire or explosion.

WHEN TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT

Transport with fuel tank EMPTY, or with fuel shut-off valve OFF.

WHEN STORING GASOLINE OR EQUIPMENT WITH FUEL IN TANK

Store away from furnaces, stoves, water heaters, or other appliances that have

pilot light or other ignition source because they can ignite fuel vapors.

DANGER

Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and explosive.

Always handle fuel with extreme care.

Failure to observe these safety instructions can cause a fire

or explosion which will result in severe burns or death.

Fuel Handling

Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children

and pets.

Thoroughly inspect the area where the snowthrower will be used and remove

all doormats, sleds, boards, wires, and other foreign objects.

Do not operate the snowthrower without wearing adequate winter clothing.

Wear footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces.

Use caution to avoid slipping or falling especially when operating the

snowthrower in reverse.

Never operate the snowthrower without good visibility or light. Always be

sure of your footing, and keep a firm hold on the handles.

Do not clear snow across the face of slopes. Use extreme caution when

changing direction on slopes. Do not attempt to clear steep slopes.

Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to clear snow too

quickly.

Never operate the snowthrower at high transport speeds on slippery

surfaces. Look behind the snowthrower and use care when operating in

reverse.

Do not use the snowthrower on surfaces above ground level such as roofs of

residences, garages, porches, or other such structures or buildings.

Operators should evaluate their ability to operate the snowthrower safely

enough to protect themselves and others from injury.

The snowthrower is intended to remove snow only. Do not use the snow

thrower for any other purpose.

Do not carry passengers.

After striking a foreign object, shut OFF the engine, disconnect the cord on

electric motors, thoroughly inspect the snowthrower for any damage, and

repair the damage before restarting and operating the snowthrower.

If the snowthrower vibrates abnormally, shut OFF the engine. Vibration is

generally a warning of trouble. See an authorized dealer if necessary for

repairs.

For models equipped with electric starting motors, disconnect the power

cord after the engine starts.

DANGER

This snowthrower is only as safe as the operator. If it is

misused, or not properly maintained, it can be dangerous.

Remember you are responsible for your safety and that of

those around you.

Operation and Equipment Safety

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Keep children out of the area during operation. Children are often attracted to

the equipment. Be mindful of all persons present.

Be alert and turn unit off if children enter the area.

Never allow children to operate the unit.

Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other

objects that may obscure vision. Children may be present.

DANGER

Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the

presence of children. Children are often attracted to the unit

and the operating activity. Never assume that children will

remain where you last saw them.

Children

Start and run engine outdoors.

Do not run the engine in an enclosed area, even if doors or windows are

open.

DANGER

Engines give off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless,

poison gas.

Breathing carbon monoxide can cause nausea, fainting,

or death.

Engine Safety

Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before starting the engine.

Let the engine adjust to outdoor temperatures before starting to clear snow.

Use a grounded three-wire plug-in for all snowthrowers equipped with

electric drive motors or electric starting motors.

DANGER

Safe operation of the snowthrower requires the proper care

and maintenance of the engine. Failure to observe the safety

instructions in this manual will result in death or serious

injury.

Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while during operation, and while

performing an adjustment or repair.

Always be aware of the direction the snow is being thrown. Nearby

pedestrians, pets, or property may be harmed by objects being thrown.

Be aware of your environment while operating the snowthrower. Running

over items such as, gravel, doormats, newspapers, toys, and rocks hidden

under snow, can all be thrown from the chute or jam in the auger.

Use extreme caution when operating on or crossing gravel drives, walks, or

roads.

Adjust the collector housing height to clear gravel or crushed rock surface.

Never operate the snowthrower near glass enclosures, automobiles, window

wells, drop-offs, and the like without proper adjustment of the discharge

chute angle.

Familiarize yourself with the area in which you plan to operate the snow

thrower. Mark off boundaries of walkways and driveways.

DANGER

Objects can be picked up by auger and thrown from chute.

Never discharge snow toward bystanders or allow anyone in

front of the snowthrower. Failure to observe these safety

instructions will result in death or serious injury.

Thrown Objects

Whenever cleaning, repairing, or inspecting the snowthrower, make sure the

engine is OFF, spark plug wire is disconnected, and all moving parts have

stopped.

Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of the

discharge opening at all times.

Never operate the snowthrower without proper guards, and other safety

devices in place and working.

Never leave the snowthrower unattended while engine is running. Always

disengage the auger and traction controls, stop engine, and remove keys.

Keep all loose clothing away from the front of the snowthrower and auger.

Scarves, mittens, dangling drawstrings, loose clothes, and pants can quickly

become caught in the rotating device and amputation will occur. Tie up

long hair and remove jewelry.

Run the machine a few minutes after discharging snow to prevent freeze-up

of the collector/impeller.

Disengage power to the collector/impeller when snowthrower is transported

or not in use.

DANGER

Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from rotating parts.

Rotating parts can contact or entangle hands, feet, hair,

clothing, or accessories.

Failure to observe these safety instructions will result in

traumatic amputation or severe laceration.

Moving Parts

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When performing any maintenance or repairs on the snowthrower, shut OFF

the engine, disconnect spark plug wire, and keep the wire away from the

plug to prevent someone from accidently starting the engine.

Check shear bolts and other hardware at frequent intervals for proper

tightness to be sure the snowthrower is in safe working condition.

Keep nuts and bolts tight and keep snowthrower in good condition.

Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly and

make necessary repairs if they are not functioning properly.

Components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration. Frequently

check components and replace with recommended parts, when necessary.

Check control operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.

Use only factory authorized replacement parts when making repairs.

Always comply with factory specifications on all settings and adjustments.

Only authorized service locations should be utilized for major service and

repair requirements.

Use only attachments and accessories approved by the factory (such as

wheel weights, counterweights, or cabs).

Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine is running (except

when specifically recommended by the factory).

Do not allow grease or oil to contact the rubber friction wheel or the disc

drive plate. If the disc drive plate or friction wheel come in contact with

grease or oil, damage to the rubber friction wheel will result.

WARNING

This snowthrower must be properly maintained to ensure safe

operation and performance. Failure to observe the safety

instructions in this manual could result in death or serious

injury.

Maintenance and Storage

-

If there is natural or LP gas leakage in area, do not start engine.

Do not use pressurized starting fluids because vapors are flammable.

WARNING

Starting engine creates sparking.

Sparking can ignite nearby flammable gases.

Explosion and fire could result.

Never touch a hot engine or muffler. Allow muffler, engine cylinder, and fins

to cool before touching.

Remove debris from muffler area and cylinder area.

Install and maintain in working order a spark arrester before using equipment

on forest-covered, grass-covered, or brush-covered unimproved land.

•U

U.S.A. Models:

It is a violation of California Public Resource Code

Section 4442 to use or operate the engine on or near any forest-covered,

brush-covered, or grass-covered land unless the exhaust system is equipped

with a spark arrester meeting any applicable local or state laws. Other states

or federal areas may have similar laws.

WARNING

Running the engine produces heat. Engine parts, especially

muffler, become extremely hot.

Failure to observe these safety instructions could result in

severe thermal burns on contact.

Engine Safety (Continued)

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Safety Decals Figure 1

Part No. 1737865

Chute Danger Decal

Part No. 1733772

Shift Decal

Part No. 1737866

Auger Danger Decal

Product ID Number &

Serial Number Decal

(Rear of Motor Box)

Engine Decals

Part No. 1737878

Main Dash Decal

THIS ENGINE MEETS 2008 CA EXH AND EPA

PHASE 2 EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR SMALL

OFF-ROAD ENGINES. REFER TO OWNER'S

MANUAL FOR MAINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS,

ADJUSTMENTS, AND EMISSIONS

DURABILITY INFORMATION.

EPA EMISSIONS COMPLIANCE PERIOD: CATEGORY: X

CA COMPLIANCE PERIOD: X

DISP: XXXcc e11*97/68SA*XXXX/XX*XXXX*XX

FAMILY XXXXX.XXXXXX XXXXXX

IMPORTANT ENGINE INFORMATION

BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION

Part No. 278297

Part No. 277953

Part No. 1737869

Auger Control Decal

Part No. 1737870

Traction Control Decal

Look for this symbol to indicate important safety

pre cautions. This symbol indicates: “Attention!

Become Alert! Your Safety Is At Risk.”

WARNING: If any safety decals become worn or

damaged and cannot be read, order replacement

decals from your local dealer.

OPERATOR SAFETY

Before operating your snowthrower, read the safety decals

as shown on your snowthrower. The cautions and warnings

are for your safety. To avoid a personal injury or damage to

your snow thrower, understand and follow all the safety decals.

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TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY

1 – Knife

2 1/2” Wrenches (or adjustable wrenches)

1 7/16” Wrenches (or adjustable wrenches)

1 Wrench (or adjustable wrench)

1 Pair pliers or screw driver (to spread cotter pin)

1 Hammer

1 Pry Bar

PARTS BAG CONTENTS - Figure 2

1 Operator’s Manual 3 Lock Nut, 1/4”

1 Engine Manual 2 Cotter Pin, 2”

2 Carriage Bolt, 5/16”-18 1 Fresh StartTM Cartridge

2 Lock Nut, 5/16” 2 Shear Pin, 2”

1 Lock Washer, 5/16” 4 Black Tie

1 Nut, 5/16” 1 Safety Key

3 Carriage Bolt, 1/4”-20 1 Product Registation Card

2 – 5/16” Lock Nut 1 – 5/16” Lock Washer

2 – 2” Shear Pin

2 – 5/16”-18 Carriage Bolt

1 – Safety Key

1 – Fresh Start ™

Cartridge

4 – Black Tie

3 – 1/4” Lock Nut3 – 1/4”-20 Carriage Bolt 2 – Cotter Pin

1 – 5/16”Nut

Parts Bag Contents Figure 2

CONTENTS OF SHIPPING CARTON

1 Snowthrower 1 Snow Chute Deflector

1 Container of Fuel Stabilizer 1 Auger Housing Sign

WARNING: Always wear safety glasses or eye shields

when assembling the snowthrower.

Unpacking the Snowthrower Figure 3

UNPACK THE SNOWTHROWER

1. Using knife, cut along the dotted lines around the top and bottom of

carton. Then remove carton material as shown in Figure 3.

2. Remove shear pins and cotter pins from parts bag and place in shear

bolt storage box.

ASSEMBLE THE DISCHARGE CHUTE

1. Remove chute and parts bag from inner carton.

2. Place discharge chute (A

A

, Figure 4) over tabs on chute ring (B

B

) as

shown.

3. Secure discharge chute with three 1/4”-20 carriage bolts (C

C

) and nuts

(D

D

).

4. Secure hardware Do not over tighten.

Assembling the Discharge Chute Figure 4

D

B

D

C

A

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Assembling the Handles Figure 5

CHECK CABLE CONNECTION AND ADJUSTMENT

The traction control cable (A

A

, Figure 6) and auger control cable (B

B

) are ad-

justed at the factory and no adjustment should be necessary.

If the cables become stretched, unattached or begin to sag, adjustment will

be necessary. See MAINTENANCE section of this manual.

Checking Cable Connection and Adjustment Figure 6

INSTALL THE SPEED CONTROL ROD

Attach the ball joint (A

A

, Figure 7), located on the bottom end of the speed

control rod (B

B

), to the shift yoke assembly (C

C

) with 5/16” lock washer (D

D

)

and 5/16” nut (E

E

).

Installing the Speed Control Rod Figure 7

A

B

C

D

E

CHECK THE TIRES

Check tires for damage. Check the air pressure in the tires with an accurate

gauge. See the sidewall of the tire for the proper inflation.

CAUTION: Avoid Injury! Explosive separation of tire

and rim parts is possible when they are serviced

incorrectly.

• Do not attempt to mount a tire without the proper

equipment and experience to perform the job.

• Do not inflate the tires above the recommended pressure.

• Do not weld or heat a wheel and tire assembly. Heat can

cause an increase in air pressure resulting in an

explosion. Welding can structurally weaken or deform the

wheel.

• Do not stand in front or over the tire assembly when

inflating. Use appropriate tool that allows you to stand to

one side.

NOTICE: Check side of tire for maximum tire pressure. DO

NOT exceed maximum.

ASSEMBLE THE HANDLES

1. Remove zip tie that secures handle to speed control.

2. Raise the upper handle (A

A

, Figure 5) to the operating position.

3. Cut orange zip ties that secure control cables to the handle assembly.

Be careful not to cut or damage the control cables.

4. Slide two carriage bolts (B

B

) into lower holes and fasten with two 5/16”

lock nuts (C

C

). Tighten all four carriage bolts and nuts with a 1/2”

wrench or deep socket.

NOTE: Make sure the cables are not caught between the upper

and lower handles.

AB

A

C

B

B

SECURE WITH ZIP TIES

1. Route deflector cable to right side of engine and between belt cover

and chute.

2. Make sure defl ector cable is routed properly through clip at base of

chute. Adjust if necessary.

3. Secure deflector cable to oil dipstick with zip tie.

4. Secure deflector cable, wiring harness, and headlight cable above

bend of lower handle with zip tie.

REMOVE SNOWTHROWER FROM PALLET

1. Remove straps that secure snowthrower to pallet.

2. Remove snowthrower from pallet.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT back over cable or loose parts.

3. Check level of skid shoes to ensure the same height on

each side.

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FEATURES AND CONTROLS

C. Chute Rotation Switch — Used to rotate the discharge chute

to the left or right.

D. Deflector Control Lever — Used to control the angle of the chute

deflector (up or down).

E. Free-HandTM Control — After engaging the traction control (left

hand) and auger control (right hand), allows the operator to

release the auger control lever to use the other controls.

F. Traction Control Lever — Used to propel snowthrower for-

ward or reverse. Push down to engage, release to disengage.

Snowthrower Controls Figure 8

B

A

C

F

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H

G

E

D

SNOWTHROWER CONTROLS

A. Speed Select Lever — Allows the operator to use one of six (6)

forward and two (2) reverse speeds (see Figure 8). To shift, move

speed select lever to desired position.

NOTICE: Do not move speed select lever while Traction

Control is engaged. This may result in severe damage

to the drive system.

B. Auger Control Lever — Used to engage and disengage the

auger and impeller. To engage push down, to disengage release.

I

J

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SNOWTHROWER CONTROLS (Continued)

G. Clean-Out Tool — Used to remove snow and debris from the dis-

charge chute and the auger housing.

H. Skid Shoe — Used to adjust the ground clearance of the auger

housing.

I. Headlight — Used to operate the snowthrower in poor lighting

conditions.

J. Grip Warmer Switch — Used to warm the hand grips (high or

low).

ENGINE CONTROLS

A. Choke Control Knob — Used to start a cold engine (see Figure 9).

B. Electric Start Button Used to start the engine using the electric

starter.

Engine Controls Figure 9

C. Primer Button — Used to inject fuel directly into the carburetor

manifold to ensure fast starts in cool weather.

D. Safety Key — Must be inserted to start engine. Pull out to stop. Do

not turn safety key.

E. Starter Cord Handle — Used to start the engine manually.

F. Throttle Control Lever — Used to control engine speed. For best

performance, the throttle control should be set to the FAST position.

Use the SLOW position only for warming the engine.

G. Fuel Shut-Off Valve — Used to turn the fuel supply off for out-of-

season storage.

H. Fuel Tank and Cap — Fill the fuel tank to approximately 1-1/2 in.

(38 mm) below the top of the neck to allow for fuel expansion.

I. Oil Fill Cap (Extended Dipstick)

FEATURES AND CONTROLS

AH

STOP

D

I

B

F

G

C

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OPERATE THE SNOWTHROWER

CAUTION: Operation with a Snow Cab. Wind may blow

exhaust gasses back towards the operator. If you notice

the smell of exhaust, change direction of operation.

8. Use the speed select lever (F

F

) to select the forward drive speed. Set the

speed select lever to one of the following positions as determined by

snow conditions:

1-2 Wet, Heavy, Slushy, Extra Deep

3 Moderate

4-5 Very Light

6 Transport

NOTE: When clearing wet, heavy, snow, it is recommended

that the ground speed of the unit be reduced, maintained full

throttle and do not attempt to clear the full width of the unit.

9. To stop moving forward, release the traction control lever (D

D

).

10. To move the snowthrower backwards, move the speed select lever into

either first or second reverse position and engage the traction control

lever.

NOTE: Always release the traction control lever before moving

the speed select lever.

Control Levers Figure 10

4. Fully press and hold the auger control lever (C

C

) to engage the auger

rotation. Releasing the auger control lever will disengage the auger -

unless the Free-Hand™ control is activated.

5. Fully press and hold the traction/Free-Hand™ control lever (D

D

) to en-

gage the traction drive and begin moving the snowthrower. To disen-

gage the traction drive, completely release the lever.

6. When BOTH levers are pressed, the Free-Hand™ control is activated.

This allows you to release the auger control lever to use the other con-

trols. The auger will continue to run until the traction/Free-Hand™

control lever is released.

7. Press the grip warmer switch (E

E

) to the UP/DOWN position to heat the

hand grips. See “Discharge Chute, Deflector, and Grip Warmer” in this

section.

WARNING: The operation of any snowthrower can result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes, which can result in

severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before beginning snowthrower operation. We recommend

standard safety glasses or Wide Vision Safety Mask over spectacles.

CAUTION: Before operating, make sure the area in

front of the snowthrower is clear of bystanders or ob-

stacles.

NOTICE: Do not throw snow toward a building as hidden ob-

jects could be thrown with sufficient force to cause damage.

1. Start the engine. See “Start the Engine” in this section.

2. Press the chute rotation switch (A

A

, Figure 10) to the UP/DOWN posi-

tion to rotate the discharge chute left or right. See “Discharge Chute,

Deflector, and Grip Warmer” in this section.

3. Push the deflector control lever (B

B

) forward or pull back to control the

angle of the chute deflector. See “Discharge Chute, Deflector, and

Grip Warmer” in this section.

Free-HandTM Control

12

A

C

DF

B

14

BEFORE OPERATING SNOWTHROWER

Check the fasteners. Make sure all fasteners are tight.

Read this OPERATOR’S MANUAL and OPERATOR SAFETY before

operating your snowthrower. Compare the illustrations with your

SNOWTHROWER to familiarize yourself with the location of var-

ious controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future refer-

ence.

NOTE: This snowthrower was shipped WITH OIL in the

engine. See “Before Starting Engine” instructions in the

OPERATION section of this manual before starting engine.

OPERATION

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OPERATION

STOP THE SNOWTHROWER

1. Release the auger control lever (C

C

, Figure 10).

2. Release the traction control lever (D

D

).

3. Push the ON/OFF switch (A

A

, Figure 17) to the OFF position and pull

out the safety key (B

B

).

WARNING: Read Operator’s Manual before operating

machine. This machine can be dangerous if used

carelessly.

Never operate the snow thrower without all guards,

covers, shields in place.

Never direct discharge towards windows or allow

bystanders near machine while engine is

running.

Stop the engine whenever leaving the operating

position.

Disconnect spark plug before unclogging the

impeller housing or the discharge chute and

before making repairs or adjustments.

When leaving the machine, remove the safety key.

To reduce the risk of fire, keep the machine clean

and free from spilled gas, oil, and debris.

WARNING: Never run engine indoors or in an enclosed,

poor ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains CARBON

MONOXIDE, an ODORLESS and DEADLY GAS.

Keep hands, feet, hair, and loose clothing away

from any moving parts on engine and snow

thrower.

Temperature of muffler and nearby areas can

exceed 150°F (66°C). Avoid these areas.

DO NOT allow children or young teenagers to

operate or be near snow thrower while it is

operating.

Easy Steer - Right Turn Shown Figure 11

PUSH

PULL

PUSH

EASY-STEER TRACTION CONTROL

This model is equipped with Easy-Steer Traction Control, which allows

you to navigate the snowthrower right or left to make tough turns with

minimal effort.

1. Fully press on the traction control lever to engage. Both wheels will

drive at the speed needed to make a right or left turn.

2. Push or pull on the handles to engage Easy-Steer traction control to the

right or left. Easy-Steer right turn is shown in Figure 11.

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CHECK THE OIL (BEFORE STARTING ENGINE)

NOTE: The engine was shipped from the factory filled with oil.

Check the level of the oil. Add oil as needed.

1. Make sure the unit is level. Use a high quality detergent oil classified

“For Service SF, SH, SJ, SL, or higher”.

2. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick (A

A

, Figure 13) and wipe with a clean cloth.

3. Insert the oil fill cap/dipstick and turn clockwise to tighten.

4. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick and check the oil.

NOTE: Do not check the level of the oil while the engine runs.

5. If necessary, add oil until the oil reaches the FULL mark on the oil fill

cap/dipstick. Do not add too much oil.

6. Tighten the oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil

level.

NOTE: Synthetic 5W30 motor oil is acceptable for all tempera-

tures. DO NOT mix oil with gasoline. See Chart for oil recom-

mendations.

Checking the Oil

Figure 13

* Below 40°F (4°C) the use of SAE 30 will result in hard starting.

** Above 80°F (27°C) the use of 10W-30 may cause increased oil consumption. Check

oil level more frequently.

FULL

A

FULL

16

OPERATION

Discharge Chute, Deflector, and Grip Warmer Figure 12

A

B

DISCHARGE CHUTE, DEFLECTOR, AND GRIP

WARMER

Discharge Chute Rotation (Left/Right)

1. Press the chute rotation switch to the UP/DOWN position to rotate the

chute to the left or right (A

A

, Figure 12).

2. After the desired position is obtained, release the switch to the CEN-

TER position to turn off.

Chute Deflector (Up/ Down)

1. Push the deflector control lever FORWARD to provide a higher stream

and greater distance (B

B

, Figure 12).

2. Pull the deflector control lever BACK to provide a lower stream and

less distance.

3. After the desired position is obtained, release the deflector control

lever.

Grip Warmer (High/Low)

1. Press the grip warmer switch to the UP position for the HIGH setting

(see Figure 12).

2. Press the switch to the DOWN position for the LOW setting.

3. Move the switch to the CENTER position to turn the grip warmer OFF.

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FILL THE FUEL TANK

This engine is certified to operate on gasoline. Exhaust Emission Control

System: EM (Engine Modifications).

Fill the fuel tank with fresh, clean, unleaded regular, unleaded premium, or re-

formulated automotive gasoline with a minimum of 85 octane along with a

fuel stabilizer (follow instructions on fuel stabilizer package). D

DO NOT

use

leaded gasoline. We recommend that fuel stabilizer be added to the fuel

each time that gasoline is added to the fuel tank.

NOTE: Winter grade gasoline has higher volatility to improve

starting. Be certain container is clean and free from rust or

other foreign particles. Never use gasoline that may be stale

from long periods of storage in the container.

CAUTION: DO NOT use gasoline containing any

amount of alcohol as it can cause serious damage to

the engine or significantly reduce the performance.

WARNING: Gasoline is flammable. Always use

caution when handling or storing gasoline. Turn

engine off and let engine cool at least two minutes before

removing the gas cap. Do not add gasoline to the fuel tank

while snowthrower is running, hot, or when snow thrower

is in an enclosed area. Keep away from open flame,

electrical sparks and DO NOT SMOKE while filling the fuel

tank. Never fill the fuel tank completely; but fill the fuel

tank to within 1-1/2 inches (3.8 mm) from the top to

provide space for the expansion of the fuel. Always fill fuel

tank outdoors and use a funnel or spout to prevent spilling.

Make sure to wipe up any spilled fuel before starting the

engine.

Store gasoline in a clean, approved container, and keep

the cap in place on the container. Keep gasoline in a cool

well ventilated place; never in the house. Never buy more

than a 30 day supply of gasoline to assure volatility.

Gasoline is intended to be used as a fuel for internal

combustion engines; therefore, do not use gasoline for any

other purpose. Since many children like the smell of

gasoline, keep it out of their reach because the fumes are

dangerous to inhale, as well as being explosive.

17

OPERATION

START THE ENGINE

Be sure that engine oil is at FULL mark on the oil fill cap/dipstick. The snowthrower

engine is equipped with an A.C. electric starter and recoil starter. Before starting the

engine, be certain that you have read the following information.

If engine floods, set the choke to the OPEN/RUN position and crank until the en-

gine starts.

WARNING: The electric starter is equipped with a

three−wire power cord and plug designed to operate on AC

house hold current. The power cord must be properly

grounded at all times to avoid the possibility of electric shock

which can cause injury to the operator. Follow all instructions

carefully as set forth:

Make sure your house has a three−wire grounded system.

If you are not sure, ask a licensed electrician. If your house does

not have a three−wire grounded system, do not use this electric

starter under any condition.

If your house has a three−wire grounded system but a three-hole

receptacle is not available to connect the electric starter, have a

three−hole receptacle installed by a licensed electrician.

WARNING: To connect power cord, always connect the

power cord first to the switch box located on the

engine and then plug the other end into a three−hole

grounded receptacle.

WARNING: To disconnect the power cord, always

unplug the end connected to the three−hole grounded

receptacle first.

Start the engine as follows:

1. Check the oil level. See the “Check/Add Oil” section in the ENGINE

MANUAL.

2. Make sure equipment drive controls are disengaged.

3. Move the throttle control lever (A

A

, Figure 14) to the FAST position.

Always operate the engine with the throttle control lever in the FAST

position.

4. Turn the fuel shut-off valve (B

B

) to the ON position.

5. Push the safety key (C

C

).

6. Turn the choke control knob (D

D

) to the CHOKE position.

NOTE: DO NOT use the choke to start a warm engine.

7. Push the primer button (E

E

) two times.

NOTE: DO NOT use the primer to start a warm engine.

Starting the Engine Figure 14

D

E

C

B

A

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9. E

Electric Start:

First connect the extension cord to the power cord

receptacle and then into a wall receptacle. If additional extension cord

is required, make sure it is three-wire.

WARNING: If the extension cord is damaged, it must

be replaced by the manufacturer (or its service agent)

or a similarly qualified person to avoid a hazard.

Starting with Electric Start Figure 16

IMPORTANT: To extend the life of the starter, use short

starting cycles (five seconds maximum). Wait one minute

between starting cycles.

NOTE: If the engine does not start after three attempts, see the

Engine Manual Troubleshooting section.

11. Allow the engine to warm up for several minutes. Then slowly move

the choke control knob to the RUN position.

A

B

18

OPERATION

8. R

Rewind Start:

Firmly hold the starter cord handle (A

A

, Figure 15). Pull

the starter cord handle slowly until resistance is felt, then pull rapidly.

Starting with Cord Handle Figure 15

WARNING: Rapid retraction of the starter cord

(kickback) will pull your hand and arm toward the

engine faster than you can let go. Broken bones,

fractures, bruises, or sprains could result. When

starting engine, pull the starter cord slowly until

resistance is felt and then pull rapidly to avoid

kickback.

NOTE: If the engine does not start after three attempts, see the

Engine Manual Troubleshooting section.

A

10. E

Electric Start:

Depress the starter push button (A

A

, Figure 16). After

you start the engine, first disconnect the extension cord from the wall

receptacle and then from the power cord receptacle (B

B

).

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CLEAR A CLOGGED DISCHARGE CHUTE

DANGER: Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside

the discharge chute is the most common cause of injury

associated with snowthrowers. Never clear or unclog

discharge chute with your hands, or while engine is

running. Fingers can quickly become caught and

traumatic amputation or severe laceration can result.

OPERATING TIPS

1. Most efficient snowthrowing is accomplished when snow is removed

immediately after it falls.

2. For complete snow removal, slightly overlap each swath previously taken.

3. Snow should be discharged downwind whenever possible.

4. For normal usage, set the skids 1/8 inch (3 mm) below the scraper

bar. For extremely hard-packed snow surfaces, the skids may be ad-

justed upward to ensure cleaning efficiency.

5. On gravel or crushed rock surfaces, the skids should be set at 1-1/4

inch (32 mm) below the scraper bar (see “Adjust Skid Height” in the

MAINTENANCE section of this manual). Rocks and gravel must not

be picked up and thrown by the machine.

6. After the snowthrowing job has been completed, allow the engine to

idle for a few minutes, to melt snow and ice accumulated on the

engine.

7. Clean the snowthrower thoroughly after each use.

8. Remove ice and snow accumulation and all debris from the entire

snowthrower, and flush with water (if possible) to remove all salt or

other chemicals. Wipe snowthrower dry.

9. Before starting snowthrower, always inspect augers and impeller for

ice accumulation and/or debris, which could result in snowthrower

damage.

10. Check oil level before every start. Make sure the oil is at the FULL

mark on the oil fill cap/dipstick.

Clean-Out Tool Figure 18

A

SHUT OFF THE ENGINE!

Wait 10 seconds to be sure that the impeller blades have

stopped rotating.

Always use a clean-out tool, not your hands.

A clean-out tool (A

A

, Figure 18) is attached to either the handle or the top of the

auger housing. Use the clean-out tool to remove snow from the auger housing.

OPERATION

NOTE: Do not lose the safety key. Keep the safety key in a safe

place. The engine will not start without the safety/ignition key.

Stopping the Engine Figure 17

B

A

STOP THE ENGINE

Before stopping the engine, allow it to run for a few minutes to help dry off

any moisture on the engine.

WARNING: Gasoline and vapors are extremely

flammable and explosive. Fire or explosion can

cause severe burns or death. DO NOT choke the

carburetor to stop the engine.

1. Push the throttle control lever (A

A

, Figure 17) to the STOP position.

2. Remove the safety key (B

B

). Keep the safety key out of the reach of

children.

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MAINTENANCE

SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS

PROCEDURE

FIRST

5

HOURS

BEFORE

EACH

USE

AFTER

EACH

USE

EVERY

5

HOURS

EVERY

10

HOURS

EVERY

25

HOURS

BEGINNING

EACH

SEASON

BEFORE

STORAGE

SAFETY

Check to Make Sure

Auger Blade Stops Within

5 Seconds After Right

Control Lever is Released

Lubricate Control Levers

and Linkages

✓ ✓

SNOWTHROWER

Check Snowthrower for

Loose Hardware ✓ ✓

Lubricate Hex Shaft and

Chains ✓ ✓

Lubricate Auger Shaft

Fittings ✓ ✓

Lubricate Chute Rotation

Gear and Deflector

Mechanism

Remove All Snow and

Slush off Snowthrower to

Prevent Freezing of Auger

or Controls

Check Tire Pressure

ENGINE

Oil, Check ✓ ✓

Oil, Change ✓ ✓

Check and Replace

Spark Plug ✓ ✓

NOTE: The warranty on this snowthrower does not cover items

that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To

receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain

snowthrower as instructed in this manual.

The above Service Recom mendations are supplied to assist the opera-

tor to properly maintain the snowthrower.

CAUTION: Do not allow grease or oil to contact the

rubber friction wheel or the disc drive plate. If the

disc drive plate or friction wheel come in contact with

grease or oil, damage to rubber friction wheel will

result.

NOTICE: If grease or oil comes into contact with the disc drive

plate or friction wheel, make sure to clean plate and wheel

thoroughly with an alcohol base solvent.

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