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MANUAL

MODEL NO.

STARTING SERIAL #: L506-006001

RTBl15441 RTB12544

RTB134412V

RTB14544

POLB10544HD POL12544X

POL14544X

CAUTION:

Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions Before Operating This Equipment

Rev.

07-159

44" ROUGH CUT TRAIL CUTTER

Assembly

Operation Service and Adjustment

Repair Parts

TRADITION OF QUALITY SINCE 1945

1602 CORPORATE DRIVE.

P.O.

BOX 67. WARRENSBURG.

MISSO[ RI 64093

PHONE (660) 747-8183 FAX (660) 747-8650 Manufacturing quality lawn care equipment since 1945

Made h The [J USA

10292

LIMITED WARRANTY

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.

We will repair or replace. at our discretion. parts found to be defective due to materials or workmanship.

This warranty is subject to the following limitations and exclusions:

Engine Warranty

Commercial Use

Limitation

Exclusions

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 Mower Co. Inc. or its agents responsible for the engine warranty.

The Briggs & Stratton Engine Service Hot-Line is 1-800 233-3723.

The Tecumseh Engine Service Hot-Line is 1-800-558-5402.

The Honda Engine Service Hot-Line is 1-800-426-7701.

This product is not intended for commercial use and carries no commercial warranty.

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 Mower Co. Inc. that has been subject to alteration. misuse. abuse. improper assembly or installation. shipping damage. or to normal wear of product.

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

WARRANTY INTRODUCTION SAFETY ASSEMBLY

OPERATION

CUTTER MAINTENANCE

TROUBLESHOOTING

DECALS

PARTS BREAKDOWN

11-17

Thank you for choosing Swisher's 44 °' Trailcutter.

Before operating

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

This Safety Alert Symbol indicates important messages in this manual.

When you see this symbol. carefully read the message thaj follows and be alert to the possibility of personal injury.

Read this manual completely.

This machine can amputate hands and feet. and throw objects.

Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.

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 cutters discharge direction and do not point at anyone.

Stop the machine if anyone enters the cutting 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. Do not mow in reverse.

Always look down and behind before and during backing.

Turn off the blades when not cutting.

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 cutter if it has been dropped or damaged in any manner or if the mower vibrates excessively.

Excessive vibration is an indication of damage.

Repair cutter as necessary. Dress properly.

Do not operate the cutter when barefoot or wearing open sandals.

Wear only solid shoes with good traction when cutting. Never allow operation by untrained persons. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 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. Cutter blades are sharp and can cut.

Wrap the blades or wear gloves. and use extra caution when servicing them.

Do not operate at too fast a rate. Return lever to its vertical position to disengage blades. The braking system is applied when the blades become disengaged.

It is designed to bring the blades to a quick stop (approximately 7 seconds).

Each Trailcutter brake system has been set at the factory.

For safety. the consumer should not alter the braking system.

ASSEMBLY

Disengage spark plug wire and place where it cannot make a connection. Refer to Figure 2 p. 11. Attach hitch assembly parts to front of mower.

Insert 3/8-16 X 2 _/2through plate and attach 3/8-16 nut to the bottom.

Tighten nut tight until tube is clamped then back off 1/2 turn to allow robe to pivot. The L hitch can be adjusted up or down to level the deck from front to back Check engine oil. All engines are filled with oil at the factory.

Verify oil level and add if necessary before starting engine. (See Engine Owner's Manual) Verify fuel level and add if necessary before starting engine. Check the battery (if so equipped).

If battery is put into service after the "month & year" of the date on the battery. then it may need to be charged with a 12 volt battery charger for a minimum of 1 hour. but no more than 2 hours at a rate of 6 to 10 amps. Attach battery cable(s) to battery. ( if so equipped ) Red wire to positive (FIRST) and black wire to negative (SECOND). Reconnect spark plug wire. (Refer to Owner's Manual p. 5) For proper operating procedures.

OPERATING YOUR TRAILCUTTER

The operation of any mower can produce foreign objects to be thrown into the eyes. resulting in severe eye

The operation of any cutter produces sound waves that are damaging to the human ear.

Ear protection is recommended.

CAUTION!

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 ll remain where you last saw them.

INTENDED USE

The 44" Rugged Cut Trailcutter is designed to clear dense areas of grass and cut saplings

ATTACHING TRAILCUTTER TO TOW VEHICLE

Back vehicle up to desired towing position. Offset the Trail Cutter to the side opposite the tow vehicle discharge (if any).

This prevents the tow vehicle from throwing grass into Trailcutter engine. Bolt swivel hitch (H10) to tow vehicle receiver.

If tow vehicle has a ball hitch. the ball must be removed before swivel hitch can be fastened. Attach tow hitch and the "L" hitch to the swivel hitch. (RefFig The hitch pin (H11) should go completely through both the swivel and "L" hitches and clipped to prevent accidental separation.

Check that all hardware is secure at both the tow vehicle and the Trailcutter.

TRANSPORTING CUTTER

Stop Trailcutter.

Place Trailcutter deck in its highest position.

When transporting unattached from tow vehicle. remove spark plug wire and

STOPPING THE ENGINE

Make sure the tow vehicle parking brake is set Disengage cutting Blades Reduce engine to idle speed and allow engine to run momentarily for cooling Turn the key to the offposition

ENGAGING BLADES

Note: Do not attempt to start the unit with the T-handle console in the " ENGAGED " position.

• Engage blades by pulling down the T-handle lever into the horizontal position.

• Return lever to the vertical position to disengage blades.

Seedetailon page14figm'e-8

•The braking system is applied when the blades become disengaged.

It is designed to bring the blades

Set the vehicle parking brake and chock the wheels to prevent accidental rolling.

While the engine is running. slowly. engage blade control.

In a safe environment. (i.e. no children or pets) allow blades to rotate and engine to

Stop cutter.

STARTING THE ENGINE

See engine manufacturer's recommendations for the type and amount of oil and fuel used.

Make sure the tow vehicle parking brake is set. mower is level. and blades are disengaged.

Engine must be level to accurately check and fill oil. Do not overfill. Check spark plug wire. oil. and fuel. Check all electrical connections for build-up of debris.

Set engine idle to "CHOKE" position. Turn key to the "RUN" position. Pull rope with a single fluid motion. (12V models only) Turn key to the "RUN" position. then to the "START" position.

Set engine idle at maximum RPM for best performance. Allow engine to run a few moments betbre engaging blades.

CAUTION: SHUT OFF THE CUTTER ENGINE AND REMOVE SPARK

PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO THE CUTTER.

FRONT TO BACK ADJUSTMENT

For best cutting results. the cutter deck should be parallel to the ground.

To check parallel

Remove bolt and nut from the "L" hitch (RefFig 2 ).

Raise or lower hitch section to obtain proper front to back adjustment.

Connect bolt and nut in "L" hitch securely.

Then rotate nut counter clockwise

CUTTER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT There is approximately 4 inches of height adjustment. Rotate height adjust crank handle in a clockwise direction to lower the mower deck. counter-clockwise direction to lift the mower deck. Dense areas of material should be cut twice. Push handle down to lock height position.

TOW HITCH OFFSET When offsetting the cutter do so to the side opposite the discharge of the tow vehicle. Swisher recommends if the tow vehicle is equipped with a mid-mount mower to overlap the cut approximately 6". This may vary depending on mowing terrain. obstacles. and/or tow vehicle. Always keep safety the first priority. Always keep the tow vehicle cutter raised higher than the Trailcutter To change the oftetting position both ball-lock pins should be removed (Fibre Two).

The hitches will swivel around remaining bolts.

Set hitches to desired positions and return ball-lock pins. making sure they go through the hitch tubing and the semi-circled hole patterned plates.

STARTING TO CUT Adjust the cutting height. Double check vehicle to cutter attachment. Start mower engine and set throttle to "FAST" for best cutting performance. Slowly engage T-handle lever.see figure-8page 14 Carefully mount tow vehicle and start mowing at a slow travel speed.

STOPPING THE CUTTING SESSION Bring tow vehicle to a complete stop. set the parking brake and disengage blades. Turn key switch to the "OFF" position. Always relnelnber to relnove keys to avoid irresponsible usage.

SUGGESTED CUTTING PRACTICES Operate cutter engine at full throttle to assure the best cutting perf\3rlnance and maximum material discharge. Allow wet ass to dry. Wet grass will clump and collect under the mowing deck. Cutter should be started with tow vehicle in low gear and increased only as safe mowing conditions permit. Cutting speed should not exceed 5 MPH. Cutting conditions and the types of reass will vary fiom place to place. You may find when cutting dense areas that the pressure of the wheel tracks may cause the grass to be pushed down and not effectively mowed. If this happens you may want to mow the area twice. Once with the cutter raised and the second cutting at the desired height. The second cutting should be at a right angle flom the previous for best results. Reducing the travel speed wilt help cut dense growth. This allows the blades the time necessary to make its initial cut. and regain momentum to continue cutting and discharging debris properly.

The engine may stall if you are mowing too fast! Do not attempt to cut areas that the tow vehicle cannot maneuver through and/or slopes that you do not feel comfortable riding.

CUTTER MAINTENANCE

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

The warranty on this cutter 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 adjustlnents will need to be made periodically to maintain your unit properly.

BEFORE EACH SEASON

A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. Replace the spark plug. Clean or replace the air filter. Check blades and belts for wear.

BEFORE EACH USE

Check engine oil level. (Do this twice to ensure an accurate reading.) Check condition of air filter and clean or replace if necessary.

Check blade operation.

Check for loose fasteners.

Lubricate threads of adjustment rod P/N 4006 figure-4page12

DAILY MAINTENANCE

Make sure all nuts and bolts are tight and cotter pins and retainer springs are secure.

Keep blades sharp. Observe all safety precautions.

BLADE CARE AND SERVICE

For best results cutter blades must be kept sharp.

The blades can be sharpened with

Important: Replace blades that have been damaged or deeply nicked.

Important: Check blade and spindle hardware on a regular basis to make sure

CAUTION: DO NOT HANDLE CUTTER BLADES WITH BARE HANDS.

CARELESS OR IMPROPER HANDLING MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.

GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING

The unit is not cutting level. Level deck. Check air pressure of all tires; make sure they are equal. See tires for maximum inflation.

Without the engine running. make certain blades are installed identically.

The engine will not start. Disengage blades. turn key switch to the "OFF" position. check battery and all other electrical connections and inspect spark plug and wire. Contact engine manufacturer or qualified mechanic.

Engine runs poorly. See engine manual. Check the throttle adjuster. Replace fuel. clean fuel filter and fuel line. Check spark plug and gap.

Cutter bounces excessively while towing. Lower tire pressure. Tow at a lower speed.

IF PROBLEMS PERSIST HAVE A QUALIFIED MECHANIC SERVICE

THE CUTTER.

NEVER ATTEMPT TO MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT THAT]

YOU ARE NOT SURE IS CORRECT.

DOING SO CAN CAUSE OTHER

PROBLEMS.

SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL DECALS

Replace decal immediately it"damaged.

Order by part nmnber from Swisher Mower and Machine Co. Inc. 1-800-222-8183. -5 CT M-F

OD39 SWISHER FLAG DECAL

OD82-44 RUGGED CUT DECAL

OD33-5MPH DECAL

OD29-DANGER DECAL

OD36-Deflector Decal

OD55-DANGER DECAL

OD 10-ENGAGE DECAL OD45-WARNING DECAL

OD99112 LARGE SWISHER LOGO

OD99-OFF/RU2'.

DECAL OD28-OFF/RU2q/START DECAL

REPAIR PARTS

Your 44" Trailcutter has been produced with components designed specific to this machine.

Although standard V-belts. springs. bearings. blades. pulleys. hardware. etc.

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Battery Box 12 volt Wi ring Harness (RTB 134412V)

Key Switch Key Switch Nut Key Switch Lock Washer Decal On / Off Tank Mount Weldment

Gas Tank Mount Lock Pin

Gas Tank Assembly 12 volt Wiring Harness (Engine) M6-1.0 N Yellow Zinc

Solenoid Assembly 12 Volt

Battery Hold Down. 15" Tarp Strap Battery Cable (Black 10") Battery Cable (10" Red)

Battery Cable Small Rubber Boot Battery Pad Battery (U1 R)

Part

TK WHRT44-1

3623 9087

9088 OD28 TK

TK Hll 6059

WHRT44-2 NB600 10806

BHOLD BCS

BCSR BCBT BATPAD N/A

When ordering replacemem parts USE PAINT (;ODE: TC TEX.RED.S SILVER. K TEX.BLACK

YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The California Air Resources Board and Swisher Mower. is pleased to explain the evaporative emission control system (EECS) on your model year 2006 and later Swisher Product.

In California. new Outdoor

Power Equipment. must be designed. built and equipped to meet the State's stringent anti-smog standards.

Swisher Mower must

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 will be repaired or replaced by Swisher Mower.

OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: As the owner of this Power Equipment. you are responsible for performance of the

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 two (2) 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 of any evaporative warranted part will be performed at no charge

WARRANTY PERIOD: Any warranted part is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance. or which is scheduled only

DIAGNOSIS: The owner shall not be charged for diagnostic labor that leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective if

CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE: Swisher Mower. 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 of add-on or modified parts may be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim.

Swisher

Mower 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

OWNER'S MANUAL

MODEL NO.

RT B 115441

RTB12544

RTB134412V

RTB14544

POLB10544HD

44"ROUGH CUT

TRAILCUTTER

Each mower has its own model number.

Each engine has its own model number.

The model number for the mower will be found on the right hand side of the motor mount.

The model number for the engine will be t\und on the top of the vane cover.

All mower parts listed herein may be ordered directly fiom Swisher Mower & Machine Co. Inc. or your nearest Swisher dealer.

All engine parts may be ordered fiom the nearest dealer of the

WHEN ORDERING PARTS. PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AVAILABLE:

+ PRODUCT 44" TRAILCUTTER

+ SERIAL NUMBER

+ MODEL NUMBER

+ ENGINE MODEL NUMBER TYPE

+ PART NUMBER

+ PART DESCRIPTION

TELEPHONE 1-800-222-8183

FAX 1-660-747-8650

SWISHER MOWER & MACHINE CO. INC.

1602 CORPORATE DRIVE; P.O. BOX 67 WARRENSBURG.

MO 64093

TRADITION OF QUALITY SINCE SWISHER MOWER & MACHINE CO. INC.

PRINTED 1N U.S.A.



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