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User manual of Swisher T14560A (16 pages)
- T14560B-CA T18560A-CA T18560B-CA
- A TOITION OF OUALIT¥ SINCE
- LIMITED WARRANTY
- SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
- WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
- SAFETY DECALS
- REQUIRED ASSEMBLY
- REAR WHEEL ASSEMBLY
- OPERATING YOUR TRAILMOWER
- ATTACHING TRAILMOWER TO TOW VEHICLE
- BREAKING IN YOUR MOWER
- MOWER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
- STARTING TO MOW
- ALTERNATIVE STOPPING METHOD
- SUGGESTED MOWING PRACTICES
- GENERAL TROUBLE SHOOTING
- MOWER MAINTENANCE
- BEFORE EACH USE
- BEFORE AND/OR AFTER EACH SEASON
- BLADE CARE AND SERVICE
- PART NO.
- HEIGHT ADJSUT HANDLE DETAIL
- WHEN ORDERING PARTS.
- TELEPHONE 1-800-222-8 ] 83
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T14560B T18560A T18560B T14560A-CA
T14560B-CA T18560A-CA T18560B-CA
Read and follow all
Safety Precautions and Instructions
60" FINISH CUT TRAILMOWER
A TOITION OF OUALIT¥ SINCE
Assembly Operation Service and Adjustment Repair Parts
1602 Corporate Dr. WARRENSBURG.
MO 64093 PHONE 660-747-8183 FAX 660-747-8650 Manufacturing quality lawn care equipment since 1945
Made In The USA
18028 Rev 12-121
The manufacturer's warranty to the original consumer purchaser is: This product is free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser.
As required by § 1060.120. the fuel system related components. which have been certified to this equipment by SAI are to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser.
We will repair or replace. at our discretion. parts found to be defective due to materials or workananship.
This warranty is subject to the following limitations and exclusions:
1) Engine Warranty All engines utilized on our products have a separate warranty extended to them by the individual engine manufacturer.
Any engine service difficulty is the responsibility of the engine manufacturer and in no way is Swisher or its agents responsible for the engine warranty.
The Briggs & Stratton Engine Service Hot-Line is 1-800 233-3723.
2) Commercial Use The warranty period for this product used for commercial or rental is limited to ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase.
3) Limitations This warranty applies only to products which have been properly assembled. adjusted. and operated in accordance with the instructions contained within this manual.
This warranty does not apply to any product of Swisher that has been subject to alteration. misuse. abuse. improper assembly or installation. shipping damage. or to normal wear of the product.
4) Exclusions Excluded from this warranty are normal wear. normal adjustments. and normal maintenance.
In the event you have a claim under this warranty. you must return the product to an authorized service dealer.
All transportation charges. damage. or loss incurred during transportation of parts submitted for replacement or repair under this warranty shall be borne by the purchaser.
Should you have any questions concerning this warranty. please contact us toll-free at 1-800-222-8183.
The model number. serial number. date of purchase. and the name of the authorized Swisher dealer from whom you purchased the mower will be needed before any warranty claim can be processed.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME TIME PERIODS STATED HEREIN FOR ALL EXPRESSED WARRANTIES.
Some states do not
This Safety Alert Symbol indicates important messages in this
Read this manual completely.
This machine can amputate hands. feet. and throw
Read the manual.
Learn to operate this machine safely. Always disconnect the spark plug wire and place the wire where it cannot contact the spark plug. to prevent accidental starting the engine when setting up. transporting. adjusting or making repairs.
Keep all shields and guards in place. Understand the speed. steering and stability of this machine.
Know the positions and operations of all controls before you operate this machine.
Check all of the controls in a safe area before starting to work with this machine.
Allow only responsible adults who are familiar with these instructions to operate this machine.
Never allow children to operate this machine. Clear the area of objects such as rocks. toys. wire. etc. that can be picked up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point at anyone.
Stop the machine if anyone enters the mowing area.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.
Keep children under the watchful care of another responsible adult. No riders!
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times. Do not mow in reverse.
Always look down and behind before and while backing. Turn off the blades when not mowing.
Before leaving the machine. turn off the blades and stop the engine.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Do not operate the mower if it has been dropped or damaged in any manner or if the mower vibrates excessively.
Excessive vibration is an indication of damage.
Repair mower as necessary.
Do not operate the mower when barefoot or wearing open sandals.
Wear only solid shoes with good traction when mowing.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Operate self-propelled machines up and down slopes.
There is significant risk of overturns when operating across slopes.
Operate walk-behind machines across slopes.
There is a significant risk of slipping under walk-behind machine when operating up and down slopes.
Do not operate on slopes greater than 15 degrees. Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair. if necessary. before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.
WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The California Air Resources Board and Swisher are pleased to explain the evaporative emission control system (EECS) on your model year 2006 and later Swisher Product. hi California. new Outdoor Power Equipment. nmst be designed. built and equipped to meet the State's stringent anti-smog standards.
Swisher nmst warrant the EECS on your Power Equipment. for the period of time listed below provided there has been no abuse. neglect. or improper maintenance.
For model year 2006 the EECS on your mower includes the liquid fuel lines. fuel line connectors. and fuel line clamps.
Where a warrantable condition exists. Swisher will repair at no cost to you.
Expenses covered under warranty include diagnosis. parts. and labor.
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE: For a period of two years. any evaporative emission-related part included in the list of EECS parts for your mower is defective. the part wilt be repaired or replaced by Swisher.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: As the owner of this Power Equipment. you are responsible for performance of the required maintenance listed in your owner's manual.
Swisher recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your Power Equipment. but Swisher cannot deny warranty solely for the tack d receipts.
As the Power Equipment owner. you should be aware that Swisher. may deny you warranty coverage if your Power Equipment. or a covered part has failed due to abuse. neglect. or improper maintenance. unapproved modifications. or the use of parts not made or approved by the equipment manufacturer.
You are responsible for presenting your Power Equipment to an authorized Swisher Service center as soon as the problem exists.
Warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount d time. not to exceed 30 days.
If you have a question regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities. you should contact the Swisher Service representative at 1-800-222-8183.
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE: The warranty period begins on the date the Power Equipment Is purchased.
LENGTH OF COVERAGE: This warranty shall be for a period of one (1) years from the initial date of purchase.
WHAT IS COVERED: Warranted parts include the Liquid fuel line. fuel line connectors. and fuel line clamps.
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS: Repair or replacement d any evaporative warranted part will be performed at no charge to the owner at an authorized Swisher Service Center.
If you have a question regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities. you should contact your nearest authorized service center or call the Swisher Service representative at 1-800-222-8183.
WARRANTY PERIOD: Any warranted part is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance. or which is scheduled only for regular inspection to the effect d "repair or replace as necessary" shall be warranted for two (2) years.
Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance shall be warranted for the period of time up to the first scheduled replacement point for that part.
DIAGNOSIS: The owner shall not be charged for diagnostic labor that leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective if the diagnostic work is performed at an authorized Swisher Service Center.
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE: Swisher may be liable for damages to other engine or equipment components caused by the failure of a warranted part still under warranty.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED: All failures caused by abuse. neglect. or improper maintenance is not covered.
ADD-ON OR MODIFIED PARTS: The use d add-on or modified parts may be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim.
Swisher is not liable to cover failures of warranted parts caused by the use of an add-on or modified part.
HOW TO FILE A CLAIM: If you have a question regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities. you should contact your nearest authorized service center or call Swisher Service representative at 1-800-222-8183.
Replace decals inmlediately if damaged. Order by part number from Swisher.
OD45- Warning Decal
OD 11- No step Decal
OD55- Triangle Danger Decal
OD43- Flying Debris Decal
OD33 Speed Decal
OD29- Danger Decal
FRONT WHEEL CASTER ASSEMBLY
Remove single nut and washers from caster shaft.
Place one washer on the shaft of the caster/wheel sub-assembly.
Slide same shaft through the bearing/flame with wheel towards the ground.
Place the other washer on the shaft; it should be resting on the top bearing.
Add thin washer (17x195).
Thread nylocjam nut onto shaft.
Tighten nut snuggly. making sure shaft threads enter the nyloc of the nut.
Over tightening of this nut will bind caster.
Repeat process for other front side.
Push on plastic dust covers over nut and thin washer until it snaps into place.
REAR WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Remove cotter pin from axle.
Slide washer (NB178) if necessary and wheel (valve stem out) onto axle and replace cotter pin.
Slide on washer (NB149) and replace cotter pin.
Bend cotter pin so it will not fall out.
Repeat process for other wheel.
OFFSET & CENTER TOW HITCH BAR ASSEMBLY
Lay out parts according to the diagram.
Insert part into part 662 and pin with the hitch pin (HI 1).
Insert part 661 into part A.
Choose from the 3 holes to set the desired hitch length.
Pin with a hitch pin.
Part 662 slides into the front tube of the frame.
Again. choose from the 3 holes to anange desired oft;et.
Pin with a hitch pin (HI 1).
Eliminate step 3 for hitching from the center bracket.
Only one method can be used at a time.
ATV or Utility Vehicle Attachment
Existing Rear Hitch.
Bent Pin. Hair Pin and Receiver supplied by others.
Position battery hold down bracket as shown.
Tighten nuts so battery will not shift position.
+Battery cover not shown
Battery Mounting Detail
OPERATING YOUR TRAILMOWER
The operation of any mower can produce foreign objects to be thrown into the eyes. resulting in severe eye damage.
Always wear certified safety glasses or wide-vision safety goggles over spectacles before starting any cutting machine and while operating such a machine.
The operation of any cutter produces sound waves that are damaging to the human ear.
Ear protection is recommended.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.
INTENDED USE This TrailMower is designed to produce a quality finish cut on lawns. golf courses. etc.
It is not designed to clear brush or cut saplings.
Your TrailMower should be towed behind an ATV. a golf cart. lawn tractor. or similar approved vehicle.
It is not meant for speeds exceeding 5 MPH.
ATTACHING TRAILMOWER TO TOW VEHICLE
Place mower behind vehicle and back vehicle up to desired attaching position. When offsetting TrailMower do so to side opposite the discharge of the tow vehicle. Bolt swivel hitch (H 10) to vehicle tow receiver. Attach tow hitch (661) to the swivel hitch with hitch pin (H11).
Make certain hitch pin goes completely through each piece and is clipped to prevent accidental separation. Attach red safety tether (H9C) to both the towing vehicle and to the TrailMower toggle switch (685SP). located on the left battery side cover (17614).
Its purpose is to manually stop mower engine or to stop mower engine in case the two machines become separated. (See Motor Base Detail page 14).
It is extremely important the safety tether is secured properly to both the toggle switch and the towing vehicle.
STARTING THE ENGINE
See engine manufacturer's instructions for the type and amount of oil and fuel used.
TrailMowers with electric start engines will need a battery (sold separately).
Swisher recommends using a standard "U 1 R" lawn & garden battery. Engine must be level to accurately check and fill oil. Do not overfill.
Make sure the tow vehicle parking brake is set. mower is level. and blades are disengaged.
Check spark plug wire. oil. and fuel.
Check all electrical connections (See Schematics).
Make sure toggle switch is turned "ON" and the red tether is properly attached.
Set engine idle to "CHOKE" position.
With feet clear of mower deck. turn key switch to the "START" position; (if unit is equipped with 12 volt system) release when engine begins to run.
For units NOT equipped with electric start turn key to "ON" position and pull starter rope until engine starts.
Set engine idle at desired RPM.
BREAKING IN YOUR MOWER
Set vehicle parking brake or chock wheels to prevent accidental rolling.
Start engine properly.
Slowly. engage blade control.
In a safe environment. i.e. no children. allow blades to rotate and engine to idle for 5 minutes.
This breaks in the belts and the engine.
Stop mower properly.
SHUT OFF MOWER ENGINE AND REMOVE SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO THE MOWER.
MOWER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Adjust while mower is not running.
The cutting range is approximately 1.5" to 4.5".
The height has been measured from the
Rotate height adjust crank handles (HTN) in a clockwise direction to lift the mower deck. counter-clockwise direction is used to lower the mower deck.
Make sure the height adjustment is the same at side cralk handles.
For best results. see
"SUGGESTED PRACTICE" section.
Graduated scales are for reference only. not the actual cutter height.
Place crank handle in a retracted position to maintain height adjustment.
STARTING TO MOW
Adjust the cutting height. Double check vehicle to mower attachment.
Start mower engine properly.
Slowly. activate the blade engage lever (17611TK) by rotating it forward and left until the
Carefully mount tow vehicle and start mowing slowly.
STOPPING THE MOWING SESSION
Pull safety tether to shut toggle switch "OFF".
If the engine fails to stop or if the safety tether has become inoperable. then use Alternative Stopping Method.
ALTERNATIVE STOPPING METHOD
Bring vehicleto completestop. hutoff engine. ndsetparkingbrake.
Manuallyshuttoggleandkey switchesto their"OFF" positions.
Alwaysrememberto removekeysto avoidirresponsibleusage.
Stop mower properly.
Place mower deck in its highest position.
If transporting unattached from tow vehicle. then remove spark plug wire and place where it cannot contact the spark plug.
SUGGESTED MOWING PRACTICES
Operate mower engine at full throttle to assure the best cutting performance and maximum material discharge.
Allow wet grass to dry.
Clumps of wet grass will collect under the mowing deck.
Mowing should be started with tow vehicle in low gear and increased only as safe mowing conditions permit.
This speed should not exceed 5 MPH.
The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2.5" during the cool season and to over 3" during the hot months.
For a healthier lawn and better aesthetics. your lawn should be mowed often and after moderate growth.
When cutting high or dense grass areas go slowly.
Some areas may need to be mowed twice.
The second cut should be at 90 degrees to the first. if possible.
Mowing thick or high grass.
Raise rear height crank handles to .5"-.75" above the other two handles.
Creating a manicured lawn.
Lower rear height crank handle to .25"-.5" below front of deck.
This allows grass blades to be cut twice. It also continually cuts clippings to produce a mulching effect.
GENERAL TROUBLE SHOOTING
The mower is not cutting level. Level deck. making sure the side crank-handles are equal. Check air pressure of all tires; make sure they are equal. and to manufactures specifications. Examine blades for damage. while mower engine is not running.
The engine will not start. Disengage blades. turn toggle switch to "ON" position. check battery and all other electrical connections. and inspect spark plug and wire. Check for fuel in the engine.
Engine runs poorly. See engine manual. Check throttle adjuster. Replace fuel. clean fuel filter and fuel line.
IF PROBLEMS PERSIST HAVE A QUALIFIED MECHANIC SERVICE THE MOWER.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT THAT YOU ARE NOT SURE IS CORRECT.
DOING SO CAN CAUSE OTHER PROBLEMS. 1
The warranty on this Trailmower does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.
To receive full value from the warranty. operator must maintain unit as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to maintain your unit properly.
All adjustments in this manual should be checked at least once each season.
Periodically inspect and clean excessive debris inside the battery cover (17340) and belt covers (6025).
Disconnect spark plug wire before cleaning.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level on a level surface. (Check twice to insure an accurate reading.) Check condition of air filter; clean and replace as necessary.
Check blade operation; keep blades in good condition. Check for loose fasteners and tighten them as needed.
AFTER EACH USE
Keep blades sharp. Remove fresh grass clippings with garden hose.
Grass clippings hardened to the underside should be scraped out with a putty knife. Keep fluids at proper levels.
Cover unit to prevent rain or other debris build-up.
Definitely cover the engine.
BEFORE AND/OR AFTER EACH SEASON
Replace the sparkplug.
Clean or replace the air filter. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. Check blades and belts for wear.
Replace as necessary.
Do not store engine indoors or other poorly ventilated area.
Keep engine away from gas appliances where fumes could contact open flame. pilot lights. or sparks.
If engine is to be stored for 30 or more days. prepare unit as follows: Drain fuel outside into an approved container
Start engine properly and run until unit is out of fuel
Let engine cool. Remove remaining gasoline from carburetor and fuel tank to prevent gum deposits from forming within the engine.
Gum deposits can cause malfunction in the engine. Store mower with blades disengaged to prevent belts from being permanently stretched.
BLADE CARE AND SERVICE
For best results cutter blades must be kept sharp.
The blades can be sharpened with a few strokes of a file or grinding wheel.
Do not attempt to sharpen blades while they are on the cutter.
Disconnect sparkplug wire before servicing unit.
Important: Replace blades that have been damaged or deeply nicked.
Important: Check blade and spindle hardware on a regular basis to make sure nuts are tight.
Only a qualifiedmechanic should be used for any adjustments. isassembly or other kind of repairs. )
DESCRIPTION ITEM QTY.
Bar - Right Sway NB126 Bar - Left Sway T2PB Weldment T60 Frame NB178
Wheel/Tire 5/8" Bearing 13/5/6 NHS; BIk NB149
Weldment Tongue Offset Extension H 11 Weldment Solid Stock Hitch 10579
Weldment Tongue Hitch Extension HTN See Cast er/Wheel Assembly Detail 10038
Pin - 1/8" X 1" Cotter
Bushing - Plastic Washer 5/8 ID X ] OD ] 0 GA
Washer-5/8 IDX 14 GA
Pin - Safety Hitch
Bushing -Stepped Height Adjust
Assembly Height Adjustment Bolt - Eye
HEIGHT ADJSUT HANDLE DETAIL
SEECASTER/WHEEL ASSEMBLY DETAIL
GAS TANK ASSEMBLY DETAIL PartsNot Shown Part Description 11782 Line- Fuel.
Bulk. 1/4"Low Perm 18232 Line- Fuel. Bulk. 3/16"Low Perm 18223 Clamp- FuelLine 13/32OD3/16 IDTubc AS021 Tie. lack 5 1/2"
Ubolt - SQ 3/8-16X2.437 X 3 Lg GR 5 ZY
Nut - Nylock 1/4-20
Nut - Nyloc 3/8-16 ZY IVbunt - For EPA/CARB Gas Tank
Fuel Tank - 2.5 Gallon.
Fuel - 2.50 Gallon Carb Sealed Bracket Fuel Tank
Bolt - Serf Flange 1/4-20 X 1 3/4 GR5 ZY
Use Paint Code: TC=Red.
Part 12447 ONLY INCLUDED ON "CA" MODELS LP (FOR CALIFORNIA ONLY)
Item Qty Description Part Carbon Canister 2.50 Gallon3/16 Line 18224 Cable Tie - Carbon Canister 18219 Nut- 10-24 Nylon Lock 024900 Bracket - Carbon Canister. ZT 17127 Screw 10-24 X 3/4 Phil Truss Head ZP 024203
NB180 NB182 TC 18214 18221 18225 18236 Ex: 6025TK
T18560A T1856(}B T14560A-CA T14560B-CA T18560A-CA
HOW TO ORDER
Each mower has its own model number.
Each engine has its own model number.
The model number for the mower will be found at the left rear of the unit on the belt cover skirt.
The model number for the engine will be found on the top of the blower fan housing.
All mower parts listed herein may be ordered directly from Swisher or your nearest Swisher dealer.
All engine parts may be ordered from the nearest dealer of the
WHEN ORDERING PARTS.
PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AVAILABLE:
+ PRODUCT - T-60 TRAILMOWER
+ SERIAL NUMBER
+ MODEL NUMBER
+ ENGINE MODEL NUMBER TYPE
+ PART NUMBER
+ PART DESCRIPTION
TELEPHONE 1-800-222-8 ] 83
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