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Agri-Fab 26" Leaf/Lawnsweeper 45-02181 Owner's Manual

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Model No.

45-02181

PRINTED IN USA

26" LEAF/LAWNSWEEPER

oWNERS

MANuAL

CAUTION:

Read Rules for

Safe Operation

and Instructions

Carefully

FORM NO. 40261 (4/24/07)

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Safety
Assembly
operating
Maintenance
Repair Parts

 


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SAFETY RuLES

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.

CARToN CoNTENTS

4.  Lower Handle Leg Stand (2)
5.  Short Bag Rod
6.  Long Bag Rod

 


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HARDWARE PACK (NoT SHoWN FuLL SIZE)

 

Ref. 

Description 

Qty. 

  No. 

 

Hex Bolt, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" 

4

 

Flat Washers 1/4" I.D. 

4

 

Hex Lock Nuts 1/4-20 

8

 

Bag Rod Clips 

4

 

Curved Head Bolts 1/4-20 x 1" 

4

 

Palnut 1/4" 

2

  G 

Plastic Caps (for bag rods) 

2

 

Plastic Caps (for leg stands) 

2

ASSEMBLY INSTRuCTIoNS

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.

FIGuRE 1

FIGuRE 2

 


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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 
figure 3.

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 
4.

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 
figure 4.

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.

FIGuRE 3

FIGuRE 4

FIGuRE 5

FIGuRE 6

 


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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 
9.

oPERATIoN

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.

FIGuRE 7

FIGuRE 8

FIGuRE 9

FIGuRE 10

 


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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.

SToRAGE

The entire unit may be hung on a wall or the hopper bag 
frame can be removed for storage.

LuBRICATIoN/MAINTENANCE

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.

NoTE:

To remove the wheel, pop off hub cap with a screw 
driver and remove retaining "E" ring and flat washer.

FIGuRE 12

WHEEL GEARS/PAWL SERVICE

IMPoRTANT:

 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 

wheel.

FIGuRE 11

 


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BRuSH REPLACEMENT

1.  Remove the hopper bag from lawnsweeper.
2.  Brush replacement should be done one brush at a 

time.

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 
13.

FIGuRE 13

 


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REPAIR PARTS FoR 45-02181 26" LEAF/LAWNSWEEPER

 


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REF. 

PART 

 

 

No. 

No. 

QTY.

 

DESCRIPTIoN 

  1 

44600 

Housing

  2 

23784 

Height Adjustment Plate

  3 

44286 

Bolt, Hex 10-32 x 5/8"

  4 

43681 

Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 1-1/2"

  5 

44680 

Washer, Nylon

  6 

1543-69 

Washer, Nylon 21/64

  7 

44695 

Washer, Bowed

  8 

R19111116 

Washer, 11/32 x 11/16

  9 

43720 

Knob, 5/16"

  10 

44946 

Height Adjustment Tube

  11 

23866 

Dust Cover

  12 

44598 

Axle

  13 

43070 

Washer, 3/8"

  14 

44684 

Jam Nut, 3/8-24

  15 

1038 

Lock Nut, 3/8-24

  16 

44685 

Shoulder Spacer

  17 

40007 

Washer, .596 x 1.125 x .025

  18  716-0106 

"E" Ring, 5/8"

  19 

44679 

Flange Bearing, .59

  20 

49946 

Wheel Assembly

  21  741-0249 

Flange Bearing, .63

  22 

44692 

Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1/2"

  23 

43064 

Lock Nut, 5/16-18

  24 

2674-32 

Black Hub Cap

  25 

48651 

Pinion, L.H. 11 T.

  26 

48652 

Pinion, R.H. 11 T.

  27 

47046 

Pin, Drive

 

REF. 

PART 

 

 

No. 

No. 

QTY.

 

DESCRIPTIoN 

  28 

44125 

Flat Washer, .62 x 1"

  29 

44687 

Plastic Cap, .207

  30 

1650-21 

Retaining Ring, .594

  31 

23782 

Brush Shaft

  32 

43661 

Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1"

  33 

43013 

Lock Nut, 1/4-20

  34 

44681 

Brush, 13-1/4"

  35 

23580 

Brush Retainer, Double Bracket

  36 

23581 

Brush Retainer, Single Clip

  37 

43012 

Bolt, Hex 1/4" x 3/4"

  38 

44603 

Upper Handle Tube

  39 

44595 

Handle Leg Tube

  40 

44683 

Bag Rod, 1/4" x 25-1/2"

  41 

44682 

Bag Rod, 1/4" x 28-1/2"

  42  726-0106 

Palnut, 1/4"

  43 

44688 

Plastic Cap, 3/4"

  44 

44696 

Bag, Rod Clip

  45 

43978 

Bolt, Curved 1.4-20 x 1"

  46 

1509-90 

Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"

  47 

43088 

Washer, 1/4"

  49 

44694 

Hopper Bag

  50 

43662 

Lock Nut, 10-32

  51 

47189 

12 

Nylock Nut, 1/4-20

   

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Owner's Manual

REPAIR PARTS FoR 45-02181 26" LEAF/LAWNSWEEPER

 


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