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Read Rules for
FORM NO. 40261 (4/24/07)
Remember, any equipment can cause injury if operated improperly or if the user does not understand how to operate the
equipment. Exercise caution at all times when using this equipment.
LooK FoR THIS SYMBoL To PoINT ouT
IMPoRTANT SAFETY PRECAuTIoNS. IT
MEANS — ATTENTIoN! BECoME ALERT!
YouR SAFETY IS INVoLVED.
1. Sweeper Housing Assembly
2. Hopper Bag
3. Upper Handle
CAuTIoN: VEHICLE BRAKING AND
STABILITY MAY BE AFFECTED WITH THE
ADDITIoN oF AN ACCESSoRY oR AN
ATTACHMENT. BE AWARE oF CHANGING
CoNDITIoNS oN SLoPES.
Do not allow anyone to operate the sweeper without proper instructions.
Do not permit children to operate sweeper.
Eye protection should be worn while operating sweeper.
Do not push or tow sweeper too close to a fire.
Do not attempt to remove wire or string wrapped around brush while brush is rotating.
Operate sweeper at reduced speed on rough terrain, in ditches and on hillsides to prevent tipping and loss of control.
Stay alert for holes or other hidden hazards.
This sweeper is not meant for street or highway use. Watch for traffic when sweeping near roadways.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure equipment is in safe working condition.
Sweeper should be stopped and inspected for damage after striking a foreign object and damage should be repaired
before operating the equipment.
Follow maintenance instructions as outlined in this manual.
4. Lower Handle Leg Stand (2)
5. Short Bag Rod
6. Long Bag Rod
HARDWARE PACK (NoT SHoWN FuLL SIZE)
Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
Flat Washers 1/4" I.D.
Hex Lock Nuts 1/4-20
Bag Rod Clips
Curved Head Bolts 1/4-20 x 1"
Plastic Caps (for bag rods)
Plastic Caps (for leg stands)
TooLS REQuIRED FoR ASSEMBLY
(1) Phillips Screwdriver
(1) Adjustable Wrench
(1) 7/16" Open End or Box Wrench
1. Assemble the two Handle Leg Stand Tubes to the
Sweeper Housing, using two hex bolts 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
long, flat washers and 1/4-20 hex lock nuts, per handle.
See figure 1. Only hand tighten at this time.
2. Assemble the Upper Handle Tube over the Handle Leg
Stand Tubes. See figure 2. Align holes in handle and
assemble the Bag Rod Clips to the handle as shown
and fasten with curved head bolts and hex lock nuts.
3. Now tighten the four bolts from step 1.
4. Assemble a bag rod clip to the inside of each lower
handle tube using a curved head bolt secured down
against the clip using a 1/4" lock nut. The open end of
the clips should face towards the sweeper housing. See
5. Slide the long bag rod (28-1/2" long) through the stiched
bag flap on the top of the hopper bag as shown in figure
6. Slide the short bag rod (25-1/2" long) through the stiched
bag flap on the bottom of the hopper bag as shown in
7. Assemble the two plastic rod caps to the rod ends of
the bottom bag rod. Assemble two Palnuts to the ends
of the top bag rod. See figure 5.
8. Assemble the two plastic caps 3/4" x 7/8" onto the ends
of the leg stands as shown in figure 6.
9. Place the upper hopper bag and bag rod into the bag
rod clips on the hopper handle. See figure 7.
10. Place the lower hopper bag and bag rod into the opening
on the sweeper housing. See figure 8.
11. Hook the elastic straps on the bag flaps under the bag
rod clips on the lower handle tubes as shown in figure
Take care when operating your sweeper. Operating your
sweeper according to these instructions will help prevent
damage and prolong the life of your sweeper.
BRuSH HEIGHT ADJuSTMENT
To adjust your sweeper brushes to the best operating height,
loosen the hand knob and slide the height adjustment tube
down to raise or up to lower the brushes. Best adjustment is
when brushes are set 1/2" down into the grass. Always mow
grass to even height before sweeping. See figure 10.
CAuTIoN: EYE PRoTECTIoN SHouLD BE
WoRN WHILE oPERATING SWEEPER
DuMPING oF SWEEPER
To dump sweeper hopper bag, simply tip the sweeper forward
or lift off the complete hopper bag frame.
Always dump hopper after each use. Damp or wet grass
and leaves will cause damage to hopper if stored for long
periods of time.
CAuTIoN: Do NoT DuMP THE SWEEPER
Too CLoSE To A FIRE AS THE BRuSHES
AND BAG CAN BE DESTRoYED BY
EXCESSIVE HEAT oR FLAME.
The entire unit may be hung on a wall or the hopper bag
frame can be removed for storage.
The bearings in the sweeper have been prelubricated at
the factory. It is recommended that a few drops of light
oil be added to the brush shaft bearings twice a year.
The wheels should be removed to clean gears every two
years. After cleaning, apply an even coat of light grease.
See figures 11, 12 and 13.
To remove the wheel, pop off hub cap with a screw
driver and remove retaining "E" ring and flat washer.
WHEEL GEARS/PAWL SERVICE
Do not remove both wheels at the same
time to avoid mixing parts. (The R.H. and L.H. ratchet
gears are not interchangeable.) Make notes on the position
of washers and snap rings during disassembly.
1. Remove only one wheel from the sweeper.
2. Remove the retaining rings and washers which hold
the ratchet gear onto the brush shaft.
3. Remove the gear by sliding it off the brush shaft. (Look
for the drive pin, which may fall out of the brush shaft
when the ratchet gear is removed.
4. To reassemble, insert the drive pin through the hole
near the end of the brush shaft. Make sure the pin
slides back and forth easily in the shaft.
5. Lightly grease the shaft and fill the ratchet gear with
grease. Assemble the ratchet gear back onto the shaft.
6. Lightly grease the axle and the gear teeth on the
wheel and then reassemble the wheel. The brushes
should rotate only during forward movement. If the
brushes rotate by both forward and reverse movement,
the drive pin is jamming in the ratchet gear. Dissamble,
clean and lubricate the drive pin and ratchet gear and
then reassmble wheel.
7. Remove opposite wheel and repeat steps 1-6 for that
1. Remove the hopper bag from lawnsweeper.
2. Brush replacement should be done one brush at a
3. Tip the sweeper forward on housing for ease of brush
replacement. Do not remove hex bolt from double
brush retainers through brush shaft.
4. Loosen hex bolts and hex lock nuts from single brush
retainers. See figure 13. Slide brush out of retainers,
making not of over-lap bristles position.
5. Install new brush, making sure over-lap bristles are
postioned the same as before and as shown in figure
REPAIR PARTS FoR 45-02181 26" LEAF/LAWNSWEEPER
Height Adjustment Plate
Bolt, Hex 10-32 x 5/8"
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 1-1/2"
Washer, Nylon 21/64
Washer, 11/32 x 11/16
Height Adjustment Tube
Jam Nut, 3/8-24
Lock Nut, 3/8-24
Washer, .596 x 1.125 x .025
"E" Ring, 5/8"
Flange Bearing, .59
Flange Bearing, .63
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1/2"
Lock Nut, 5/16-18
Black Hub Cap
Pinion, L.H. 11 T.
Pinion, R.H. 11 T.
Flat Washer, .62 x 1"
Plastic Cap, .207
Retaining Ring, .594
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1"
Lock Nut, 1/4-20
Brush Retainer, Double Bracket
Brush Retainer, Single Clip
Bolt, Hex 1/4" x 3/4"
Upper Handle Tube
Handle Leg Tube
Bag Rod, 1/4" x 25-1/2"
Bag Rod, 1/4" x 28-1/2"
Plastic Cap, 3/4"
Bag, Rod Clip
Bolt, Curved 1.4-20 x 1"
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
Lock Nut, 10-32
Nylock Nut, 1/4-20
REPAIR PARTS FoR 45-02181 26" LEAF/LAWNSWEEPER
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303 West Raymond
Sullivan, IL. 61951
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