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OPERATOR’S MANUAL Chipper - Shredders Model Series 462 thru 465 ( Model 465A shown ) IMPORTANT : READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - Warning : covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engines ’ exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . In the State of California the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department , P.O . Box 368022 Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 9722 . MTD PRODUCTS INC . P.O . BOX 368022 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 9722 PRINTED IN U.S.A . FORM NO . 770 - 10038A 5 / 99
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SECTION 1 : FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER This Operators ’ Manual is an important part of your new chipper - shredder . It will help you assemble , prepare and maintain your chipper - shredder . Please read and understand what it says . Before you prepare your chipper - shredder for its first use , please locate the model plate and copy the information from it in this Operator’s Manual . The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from your dealer or the MTD Customer Support Department . • Every chipper shredder has a model plate . You can locate it by standing behind the unit in the operating position and looking down at the frame next to the engine . See Figure 1 . This is where your model number will be . XXX - X - XXX - X - XXX XXXXXXXXXXX This is where your serial number will be . Copy the model number here : MTD PRODUCTS INC Copy the serial number here : CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 Figure 1 SECTION 2 : CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT • LOCATE YOUR MODEL NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER — Record this information in the space provided . To find your unit’s specific model number and serial number , see SECTION 1 : FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER . • If you are having difficulty assembling this product or if you have any questions regarding the controls , operation or maintenance of this unit , please call the Customer Support Department . • Customer Support can be reached by dialing : 1 - ( 330 ) 220 - 4MTD ( 4683 ) or 1 - ( 800 ) - 800 - 7310 • Please have your model number and serial number ready when you call . serial number before your • Although both numbers are important , you will be asked to enter only your call can be processed . 2
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SECTION 3 : IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES WARNING : THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH , IF NOT FOLLOWED , COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND / OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS . READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR CHIPPER - SHREDDER . FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY . WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL : HEED ITS WARNING . WARNING : The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . DANGER : Your chipper - shredder was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual . As with any type of power equipment , carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury . This chipper - shredder is capable of amputating fingers and hands and throwing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . 1 . GENERAL OPERATION • Read this operator's manual carefully in its entirety repair , to protect eyes from foreign objects that may before attempting to assemble this machine . Read , be thrown from the machine . understand , and follow all instructions on the machine • Never place your hands , feet , or any part of your and in the manual ( s ) before operation . Be completely body into the shredder hopper , chipper chute , familiar with the controls and the proper use of the discharge opening , or near any moving part while the machine before operating it . Keep this manual in a engine is running . Keep clear of the discharge safe place for future and regular reference and for opening at all times . If it becomes necessary to push ordering replacement parts . material into the chipper chute or shredder hopper , • Your chipper - shredder is a powerful tool , not a use a small diameter stick , NOT YOUR HANDS . plaything . Therefore , exercise extreme caution at all • If it is necessary for any reason to unclog the feed times . Your unit has been designed to perform two intake or discharge openings or to inspect or repair jobs ; to chip and shred vegetation found in a normal any part of the machine where a moving part can yard . Do not use it for any other purpose . come in contact with your body or clothing , stop the • Never allow children under age 16 to operate the unit . machine , allow it to cool , disconnect the spark plug Children 16 years and older should only operate the wire from the spark plug and move it away from the unit under close parental supervision . Only spark plug before attempting to unclog , inspect or responsible individuals who are familiar with these repair . rules of safe operation should be allowed to use your • Do not operate unit while under the influence of unit . alcohol or drugs . • Keep the area of operation clear of all persons , • The machine should only be operated on a level particularly small children and pets . Stop the engine surface . Never operate your unit on a slippery , wet , when they are in the vicinity of the unit . Keep work muddy or icy surface . Keep your work area clean and area clean and clear of branches or obstacles which clear of branches or obstacles which could cause you could cause you to stumble or fall . to stumble and fall . Do not overreach . Maintaining • When feeding material into this equipment , be proper footing and balance is essential to preventing extremely careful that pieces of metal , rocks , bottles , accidents . cans or other foreign objects are not included . • Do not allow an accumulation of processed material Personal injury or damage to the machine could to build up in the discharge area as this will prevent result . proper discharge and can result in kickback from the • Wear sturdy , rough - soled work shoes and close fitting chipper chute . slacks and shirt . Shirt and slacks that cover the arms • Keep your face and body back from chipper chute to and legs and steel - toed shoes are recommended . Do avoid accidental bounce back of any material . not wear loose fitting clothes or jewelry and secure • Do not transport machine while engine is running . hair so it is above shoulder length . They can be caught in moving parts . Never operate a unit in bare • If the cutting mechanism strikes a foreign object or if feet , sandals or sneakers . Wear gloves when feeding your machine should start making an unusual noise material in the chipper chute or shredder hopper . or vibration , immediately stop the engine and allow the machine to come to a complete stop . Disconnect • Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles , during the spark plug wire and move it away from the spark operation and while performing an adjustment or plug . Take the following steps . 3
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• Inspect for damage . 3 . SERVICE • Repair or replace any damaged parts . • Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other fuels . They are extremely flammable and the • Check for any loose parts and tighten to vapors are explosive . assure continued safe operation . • Store fuel and oil in approved containers , away • Never attempt to attach or remove catcher bag from heat and open flame , and out of the reach of when engine is running . Shut the engine off and children . Check and add fuel before starting the wait for the impeller to come to a complete stop . engine . Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the The impeller continues to rotate for a few seconds engine is running . Allow engine to cool at least two after the engine is shut off . Never place any part of minutes before refueling . the body in the impeller area until you are sure the impeller has stopped rotating . • Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe off any spilled gasoline before starting the engine as it may • Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a cause a fire or explosion . burn . Do not touch . • Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes and other • Do not allow leaves or other debris to build up on sources of ignition . engine's muffler . The debris could ignite and cause a fire . • Never refuel unit indoors because flammable vapors will accumulate in the area . • Do not attempt to shred or chip material larger than specified in this manual . Personal injury or damage • Never store the machine or fuel container inside to the machine could result . where there is an open flame or spark such as a gas hot water heater , space heater , clothes dryer • Do not operate engine if air cleaner or cover over or furnace . carburetor air intake is removed , except for adjustment . Removal of such parts could create a • Never run your machine in an enclosed area as the fire hazard . exhaust from the engine contains carbon monoxide , which is an odorless , tasteless and • Only use accessories approved for this machine by deadly poisonous gas . the manufacturer . Read , understand , and follow all instructions provided with the approved accessory . • To reduce fire hazard , keep engine and muffler free of leaves , grass , and other debris build - up . Clean • If situations occur which are not covered by this up fuel and oil spillage . Allow unit to cool at least 5 manual , use care and good judgment . Contact your minutes before storing . dealer for assistance . • Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , make • Keep discharge chute deflector , chipper chute certain the impeller and all moving parts have door , and all other guards and safety devices in stopped . Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep place and operating properly . wire away from spark plug to prevent accidental • Only operate unit in good daylight . Do not operate starting . Do not use flammable solutions to clean unit at night or in dark areas where your vision may air filter . be impaired . • Check the blade and engine mounting screws at 2 . CHILDREN frequent intervals for proper tightness . Also visually inspect blades for wear and / or damage ( e.g . , bent , Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the cracked ) . Replace with blades which meet original presence of small children . Children are often attracted to equipment specifications . the chipper - shredder and the chipping and shredding activity . Never assume that children will remain where you • Keep all nuts , bolts , and screws tight to be sure the last saw them . equipment is in safe working condition . • Keep children out of the work area and under the • Never tamper with safety devices . Check their watchful eye of a responsible adult other than the proper operation regularly . operator . • After striking a foreign object , immediately stop the • Be alert and turn the unit off if a child enters the engine , disconnect the spark plug wire from the area . spark plug , and thoroughly inspect the unit for any damage . Repair damage before starting and • Never allow children under the age of 16 to operate operating unit . the chipper - shredder . • Do not alter or tamper with the engine's governor setting . The governor controls the maximum safe operating speed of the engine . Overspeeding the engine is dangerous and will cause damage to the engine and to other moving parts of the machine . WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY : Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read , understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine . 4
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DANGER TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY : • DO NOT DEPOSIT BRANCHES LARGER THAN 1 / 2 INCH DIAMETER INTO THIS HOPPER . • WEAR APPROVED SAFETY GLASSES , GLOVES AND EAR PROTECTION . AVOID LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING . • Read the Owner’s Manual before starting and using this chipper / shredder . • Keep hands , feet , face and clothing out of shredder hopper inlet and chipper chute inlet . • Keep hands , feet , face and clothing away from discharge area and moving parts . • Keep hands and feet out of discharge opening when chipper / shredder is running . The rotating cutting blades inside opening will cause serious personal injury . • Do not transport unit with engine running . • Keep bystanders , children , and pets away from operating and discharge • If chipper / shredddeerr jams oorr becomes clogged , sshut engine oofff right away and wait for aalllmmoovviinnggppaarrttssttooccoommeettooaaccoommppleletteessttoopp . . DDisisccoonnnneecctttthheessppaarrkkppluluggwwirireeaannddpprerevveenntt it froomm ttoouucchhiinngg tthhee ssppaarrkk pplluugg . . UUssee oonnllyy aa lloonnggwwooooddeennssttiicckk ( ( oorrlloonngg - - hhaannddlleeddsshhoovveell ) ) ttoo clear away discharged materials or blockages . • • KKeeeeppaalllsshhieieldldssaannddgguuaarrddssininpplalacceeaannddsseeccuurerelylyaatttatacchheedd . . • DO NOT use hands or feet to clear material from the discharge area or discharge . opening . • DO NOT use hands or feet to clear material from the discharge area or discharge opening • DO NOT install parts , or remove , adjust , or service the discharge screen or any other part hwhileile • DO NOT install parts , or remove , adjust , or service the discharge screen or any other part w or on oan the chipper / shredder is running . DO NOT operate the chipper / shredder on uneven nground , d , the chipper / shredder is running . DO NOT operate the chipper / shredder on uneven grou or a paved , gravel , or hard surface . DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area - exhaust gas acontainsins paved , gravel , or hard surface . DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area - exhaust gas cont poisonous carbon monoxide efumes.s . poisonous carbon monoxide fum WARNING TO AVOID A FIRE HAZARD , KEEP LEAVES , GRASS , AND OTHER TO AVOID A FIRE HAZARD , KEEP LEAVES , GRASS , AND OTHER COMBUSTIBLE COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS AWAY FROM HOT ENGINE AND MUFFLER . MATERIALS AWAY FROM HOT ENGINE AND MUFFLER . AC 0158A DO NOT OPERATE WARNING : THIS MACHINE UNLESS THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR HAS BEEN PROPERLY INSTALLED AND IS SECURED WITH THE HAND KNOBS . DANGER ! ROTATING CUTTING BLADES . KEEP HANDS AND FEET OUT OF OPENING WHILE MACHINE IS RUNNING . Figure 2 Safety labels found on your unit 5
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SECTION 4 : SET - UP INSTRUCTIONS 2 . Remove six hex nuts ( A ) and six washers ( B ) IMPORTANT : After assembly , service engine from the weld studs on the flail housing . Leave with gasoline , and check oil level as instructed in the the support plate in place on the weld studs . See separate engine manual packed with your unit . Figure 4 . NOTE : All references to right or left side of the snow thrower are determined from behind the unit in the operating position . Flail Housing UNPACKING Weld Stud 1 . Remove staples , break glue on the top flaps , or Washer ( B ) cut tape at carton end and peel along top flap to open carton . Hex Nut ( A ) Hopper 2 . Remove any loose parts included with unit ( i.e . , Assembly operators ’ manual , etc . ) 3 . Cut corners and lay end of carton down flat . Support Plate 4 . Remove packing material . 5 . Roll unit out of carton . Check carton thoroughly for loose parts . Figure 4 TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY 3 . Place hopper assembly into position in front of • Two Adjustable Wrenches flail housing . Align holes in hopper assembly collar with weld studs on flail housing . LOOSE PARTS IN CARTON 4 . Slide hopper assembly onto weld studs . A Hopper Assembly 5 . Replace the washers ( B ) and the hex nuts ( A ) . B Discharge Chute 6 . Tighten the hex nuts ( A ) . C Chipper Chute ( 463 or 465 ) D Bag 7 . Lift hopper until it clicks into the raised position . 8 . Remove wing knobs ( C ) from each side of the discharge chute opening on the chipper ATTACHING THE HOPPER ASSEMBLY shredder . See Figure 5 . AND DISCHARGE CHUTE All Models Hex Lock Nut ( D ) 1 . Pull the spark plug wire off of the spark plug . Hex Bolt ( F ) See Figure 3 . Spacers ( E ) Spark Plug Wire Hinge Wing Knob ( C ) Figure 3 Discharge Chute Figure 5 6
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9 . Use wrenches to remove hex lock nut ( D ) . 4 . Replace the three cupped washers ( cupped side against the chipper chute ) and hex nuts that you Remove two spacers ( E ) , and hex bolt ( F ) from removed in step 1 . Do not tighten the nuts at this top of the housing assembly . For easy time . Make sure to place the cupped side of the assembly , do not remove the second spacer washer against the chipper chute . from the hex bolt . See Figure 5 . 5 . Your unit is shipped with one end of the brace 10 . Place the discharge chute in position on the already secured to the lower frame . Loosen the discharge opening . Insert hex bolt ( F ) and bolts securing the brace to the frame . spacer ( E ) through hinge on discharge chute 6 . Align the holes on the chute with the holes on and housing ( spacer fits inside of hinge ) . the brace . 11 . Place second spacer ( E ) over hex bolt ( F ) inside 7 . Attach brace to chipper chute with the hardware the other half of the hinge . Secure with hex lock removed earlier from the brace . Tighten nut ( D ) . Tighten securely . securely . See Figure 6 . 12 . Secure both sides of discharge chute to flail 8 . Tighten the bolts securing the brace to the housing using wing knobs ( C ) . Tighten wing frame . knobs . 9 . Tighten the three nuts on the weld studs holding the chipper chute to the flail housing . ATTACHING THE CHIPPER CHUTE ATTACHING THE BAG ( Model 463 or 465 chipper shredders ) All Models 1 . To attach the bag , place the opening of the bag over the chute deflector so it completely covers Chipper the chute deflector . See Figure 7 . Chute 2 . Depress the plunger on the drawstring , and pull Weld Stud ( A ) on the drawstring until the bag is tight around the chute opening . Release plunger to lock it into Weld Stud ( A ) position . See Figure 7 . Hex Bolt Flat Washer Hex Nut Frame Brace Weld Stud ( A ) Figure 6 1 . Remove the three cupped washers and hex nuts from the weld studs ( A ) beside the opening on the left side of the housing . See Figure 6 . 2 . Remove the two hex bolts , lock nuts , and flat washers from the two holes on the upper end of the brace . Figure 7 3 . Place the chipper chute over the weld studs so the slot on the chute is towards the bottom . Align the three holes on the chute with the three weld studs . 7
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SECTION 5 : CONTROLS SECTION 6 : OPERATION STOPPING ENGINE Move throttle control lever to STOP position . Disconnect spark plug wire and move away from spark plug to prevent accidental starting . Release Rod WARNING : Before using your chipper - shredder , again refer to the safety practices of this manual . Always be careful . GASOLINE AND OIL FILL - UP See engine manual included with your unit Choke • If the unit runs out of gas as it is shredding or Lever chipping , it may be necessary to unclog the unit before it can be restarted . Refer to Throttle Removing the Flail Screen in Maintenance Starter Control section . Handle WARNING : Always stop the engine and Figure 8 disconnect the spark plug wire before performing any maintenance or adjust - ments . Release Rod : Used to release the hopper when raising or lowering . See Figure 8 . STARTING ENGINE Choke Lever : Used to enrich the fuel mixture in WARNING : Be sure no one other than the carburetor when starting a cold engine . the operator is standing near the chipper - shredder while starting or operating . Do Starter Handle : Used to manually start the not operate this chipper - shredder unless engine . the chute deflector has been properly Hopper Assembly : Allows leaves and small installed and is secured with the hand branches up to 1 / 2 ” diameter to be fed into the knobs . impeller for chipping and shredding . Lower the hopper to collect raked material for shredding . Throttle Control : Regulates speed of the NOTE : To prevent the unit from sliding , place your engine . foot firmly against the wheel . 1 . Attach spark plug wire and rubber boot to spark Chipper Chute : Allows bulky vegetation like plug . stalks or heavy branches to be fed into the impeller 2 . Move choke lever to CHOKE position ( if for chipping and shredding . Maximum diameter is 3 ” equipped ) . on model 463 or 465 and 2 ” on model 462 . 3 . If restarting a warm engine after a short Catcher Bag ( not shown ) : Used to collect the shutdown , move choke lever to No Choke shredded material . position . 4 . Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until engine reaches start of compression cycle ( rope will pull slightly harder at this point ) . Let the rope rewind slowly . 8
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5 . Pull rope with a rapid full arm stroke . Let rope LOWERING THE HOPPER ASSEMBLY return to starter slowly . 1 . To lower the hopper assembly , use one hand to 6 . When engine starts , move choke lever to half grasp the hand - hold at the top of the hopper choke position until engine runs smoothly and assembly and lift slightly . then to No Choke position . 2 . Pull out on the release rod , and lower the hopper 7 . If engine fails to start after three pulls , move assembly to the ground . choke lever to No Choke position and pull starter NOTE : For best performance , it is important to rope again . keep the shredding blade and the chipper blades 8 . If engine fires , but does not continue to run , sharp . If the composition of the material being move choke lever to Full Choke position and pull discharged changes ( becomes stringy , etc . ) or if the rope again . rate at which the material is discharged slows down 9 . Move choke lever to OFF position as engine considerably , it is likely that the shredding blade and / warms up . or chipper blades are dull and need to be sharpened or replaced . Refer to Maintenance section . NOTE : A noise will be heard when finding the start of the compression cycle . This noise is caused by IMPORTANT : There is a flail screen located the flails and fingers which are part of the shredding inside the housing in the discharge area . If the flail mechanism falling into place , and should be screen becomes clogged , remove and clean as expected . In addition , the flails and fingers will be instructed in the Maintenance section . noisy after the engine is started , until the impeller WARNING : The chipper - shredder dis - reaches full speed . charges materials with considerable velocity . Keep away from the area around USING YOUR CHIPPER - SHREDDER the discharge chute . Always stop the WARNING : Do not attempt to shred or engine and disconnect spark plug wire chip any material other than vegetation when removing or attaching the bag , found in a normal yard ( i.e . , branches , changing containers , or removing the leaves , twigs , etc . ) . shredded material . Wear safety glasses and gloves whenever using your chipper - shredder . • Leaves and small branches up to 1 / 2 " diameter ( maximum ) can be fed into the hopper assembly when it is in the raised or lowered position . SECTION 7 : MAINTENANCE • For model 462 , bulky material , such as stalks or heavy branches , up to 2 ” in diameter GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS should be fed into the chipper chute . • Always observe safety rules when performing • For model 463 or 465 , bulky material , such as any maintenance . stalks or heavy branches , up to 3 ” in diameter • The warranty on this chipper shredder does should be fed into the chipper chute . not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To receive full WARNING : Do not put material larger value from the warranty , operator must than is specified into the hopper , and / or maintain the chipper shredder as instructed in into the chipper chute . Personal injury or this manual . damage to the machine could result . • Periodically check all fasteners and make sure these are tight . • If it becomes necessary to push material into WARNING : Always stop the engine and the chipper - shredder , use a small diameter disconnect the spark plug wire before stick - - NOT YOUR HANDS . The stick should performing any maintenance or adjust - be small enough that it will be ground up if it ments . Never remove discharge chute gets into the impeller assembly . until the engine has completely stopped . 9
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WARNING : Temperature of muffler and AIR CLEANER o o F ( 65 C ) . nearby areas may exceed 150 The air cleaner prevents damaging dirt , dust , etc . , Avoid these areas . from entering the carburetor and being forced into the engine and is important to engine life and performance . Never run the engine without air cleaner completely assembled . LUBRICATION • Service the air cleaner according to the Lubricate the pivot points on the release rod bracket , separate engine owners ’ guide supplied with hopper assembly , and chute deflector once a your chipper shredder . season using a light oil . CARBURETOR CLEANING WARNING : If any adjustments are made • Clean engine periodically . Remove dirt and to the engine while the engine is running ( e.g . debris with a cloth or brush . carburetor ) , keep clear of all moving parts . • Frequently remove leaves , dirt and debris Be careful of heated surfaces and muffler . from cooling fins , air intake screen and levers and linkage . This will help ensure adequate cooling and correct engine speed . • Service the carburetor according to the • Clean the chipper shredder by running water separate engine owners ’ guide supplied with from a hose through the hopper assembly and your chipper shredder . chipper chute with the engine running . Allow the chipper - shredder to dry thoroughly . ENGINE SPEED NOTE : Cleaning with a forceful spray of water is • The engine speed on your chipper - shredder not recommended as water could contaminate the has been set at the factory . Do not attempt to fuel system . increase engine speed or it may result in • Wash the bag periodically with water . Allow to personal injury . If you believe the engine is dry thoroughly in the shade . Do not use heat . running too fast or too slow , take your chipper - shredder to the nearest service center for ENGINE OIL repair and adjustment . The engine oil is the most important “ insurance SPARK PLUG policy ” your new chipper shredder has . It protects it from excess wear and tear and helps the cooling • Service the spark plug according to the process . It is important that you maintain the engine separate engine owners ’ guide supplied with oil at the proper level and that it is changed on a your chipper shredder . regular basis . REMOVING THE FLAIL SCREEN • Service the engine oil according to the separate engine owners ’ guide supplied with If the discharge area becomes clogged , remove the your chipper shredder . flail screen and clean area as follows : See Figure 9 . 1 . Stop engine , make certain the chipper - shredder To Drain Oil has come to a complete stop and disconnect Drain oil while engine is warm . Follow the spark plug wire from the spark plug before instructions given below . unclogging the chute . • Remove oil drain plug or cap . The plug or cap 2 . Remove the two hand knobs on each side of the is located in front of the engine or under the discharge chute ( also called the chute deflector ) . frame . Catch oil in a suitable container . 3 . Lift the discharge chute up , and keep it out of • When engine is drained of all oil , replace drain the way . plug or cap securely . 4 . Remove two hairpin clips from the clevis pins • Refill with fresh oil . which extend through the housing . Remove the • Replace dipstick . clevis pins . 5 . Pull the flail screen from inside the housing . 6 . Clean the screen by scraping or washing with water . 10
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7 . Reinstall the screen . 8 . Put the discharge chute back to its original position and tighten the hand knobs . Slot NOTE : Be certain to reassemble the flail screen Blade with the curved side down . Clevis Pin Hex Nuts Discharge Washers Chute Figure 10 6 . Remove the other blade in the same manner . Flail Chipper Chute Screen 7 . Replace or sharpen blades . 8 . If sharpening , make certain to remove an equal amount from each blade . Hairpin 9 . Reassemble in reverse order . Make certain Clip Hand Knobs blades are reassembled with the sharp edge facing the direction shown in Figure 10 ( sharp Figure 9 edge is assembled toward the slotted opening at the bottom ) . SHARPENING OR REPLACING THE 10 . Torque bolts and nuts to 250 - 350 inch - pounds . CHIPPER BLADES All models SHARPENING OR REPLACING THE 1 . Disconnect spark plug wire and move it away SHREDDER BLADE from spark plug . The shredder blade may be removed for sharpening 2 . Remove the flail screen as instructed in previous or replacement as follows . See Figure 11 . section . 1 . Disconnect spark plug wire and move it away 3 . Using a wrench , remove the chipper chute by from spark plug . removing three hex nuts and washers . 2 . Lower the hopper assembly . Block up the housing . Model 463 or 465 4 . Use an adjustable wrench , to remove the brace holding the chipper chute to the frame by removing the hex bolts . Allen Screws Weld All models Bolt 5 . Rotate the impeller assembly by hand until you locate one of the two chipper blades in the chipper chute opening . Remove the blade , using Pipe a 3 / 16 " allen wrench on the outside of the blade and an adjustable wrench on the impeller assembly ( inside the housing ) . See Figure 10 . Blade Torque Wrench Figure 11 11
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3 . Remove the six hex lock nuts and flat washers from the housing weld bolts using a 1 / 2 " wrench . SECTION 8 : OFF - SEASON Separate the chipper - shredder into two halves . STORAGE 4 . Remove the support plate . Prepare your chipper - shredder for storage at the end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 NOTE : When reassembling , make certain the days or more . The following steps should be taken embossed tab faces inward towards the impeller . to prepare your shredder for storage . 5 . Remove the two hand knobs and cupped 1 . Clean and lubricate the shredder thoroughly . washers which secure the discharge chute . 2 . Refer to engine manual for correct engine Raise the discharge chute . storage instructions . 6 . Insert a 1 / 2 " or 3 / 4 " diameter pipe through the 3 . If storing an unventilated or metal storage shed , flail screen into the impeller to keep it from coat metal parts with a light oil or silicone to turning , or remove the flail screen and insert a prevent rust . piece of wood ( 2 x 4 ) into the chute opening . 4 . Store in a cool dry place . Do not store next to 7 . Remove the two outside screws on the blade , corrosive materials such as fertilizer . using a 3 / 16 " allen wrench and a 1 / 2 " wrench . 8 . Remove the blade by removing the center bolt , lock washer and flat washer . WARNING : Use caution when removing the blade to avoid contacting the weld bolts on the housing . 9 . When sharpening the blade , follow the original angle of grind as a guide . It is extremely important that each cutting edge receives an equal amount of grinding to prevent an unbalanced blade . 10 . An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration when rotating at high speeds and may cause damage to the unit . The blade can be tested for balance by balancing it on a round shaft screwdriver or nail . Remove metal from the heavy side until it is balanced evenly . See Figure 12 . 11 . When reassembling the blade , tighten center bolt to between 550 and 700 inch - pounds and the two outer bolts to between 250 and 350 inch - pounds , or lacking torque wrench , tighten securely . See Figure 11 . 1 . Insert screw driver through hole 2 . Blade should be parallel to ground Screw Blade Driver Ground Figure 12 12
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SECTION 9 : TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE Trouble Possible Cause ( s ) Corrective Action Engine fails to start Dirty air cleaner . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Choke not in ON position . Move switch to ON position . Spark plug wire disconnected . Connect wire to spark plug . Cannot pull recoil cord . Obstruction lodged in impeller . Stop immediately and disconnect spark plug wire . Remove lodged object . Fuel tank empty , or stale fuel . Fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . Fuel will not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used . Fuel shut - off valve closed ( if so Open fuel shut - off valve . equipped ) . Faulty spark plug . Clean , adjust gap or replace . Loss of power ; operation Spark plug wire loose . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . erratic Unit running on CHOKE . Move choke lever to OFF position . Blocked fuel line or stale fuel . Clean fuel line ; fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . Fuel will not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used . Water or dirt in fuel system . Disconnect fuel line at carburetor to drain fuel tank . Refill with fresh fuel . Carburetor out of adjustment . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Dirty air cleaner . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Engine overheats Carburetor not adjusted prop - Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . erly . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Dirty air cleaner . Fill crankcase with proper oil . Engine oil level low . Too much vibration Loose parts or damaged Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug impeller . wire . Have unit serviced by an authorized service dealer . Unit does not discharge Discharge chute clogged . Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire . Clean flail screen and inside of housing . See Maintenance section of this manual . Low engine RPM . Always run engine at full throttle Foreign object lodged in Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug impeller . wire . Remove lodged object . Rate of discharge slows Low engine RPM . Always run engine at full throttle considerably or composition Shredding blade and / or chipper Replace shredding and chipper blades or see your of discharged material blades dull . authorized service dealer . changes Note : For repairs beyond the minor adjustments above , contact your local authorized service dealer . Tow Hitch Kit ( Optional ) Model 290 - 010 - 000 REF . PART NO . NO DESCRIPTION 1 681 - 0133 Tow Bar Tongue 2 681 - 0134 Tow Bar Base 3 710 - 3001 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 4 711 - 0299 Clevis Pin 5 711 - 0835 Clevis Pin 6 712 - 0798 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 16 7 732 - 0194 Spring Pin 8 736 - 0133 Flat Washer . 411 x 1.25 x 1.00 9 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 3 / 8 13
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Model Series 462 thru 465 1 3 2 4 5 14 7 8 9 5 6 15 10 10 11 17 12 16 15 18 19 22 10 13 24 23 27 28 26 25 32 21 20 42 45 44 29 40 31 39 23 53 46 24 29 47 54 76 23 49 34 32 39 33 41 48 23 35 26 30 41 37 52 50 44 36 43 52 51 38 56 30 61 63 65 66 64 55 62 57 69 58 60 70 71 58 69 69 68 51 67 68 72 73 69 69 71 59 69 69 68 71 68 75 74 70 68 72 69 14
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Model Series 462 thru 465 REF . PART REF . PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 44 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 1 731 - 1899 Chipper Chute 45 719 - 0329 Flail Blade 2 728 - 0175 Pop Rivet 46 715 - 0166 Spiral Pin 3 735 - 0249 Chute Flap 47 781 - 0735 Spring Pin 4 781 - 0633 Flat Strip 48 710 - 1254 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 2.25 5 710 - 0751 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 620 49 736 - 0217 Lock Washer 3 / 8 6 681 - 0068 Chipper Chute Am 50 736 - 0247 Flat Washer 3 / 8 x 1.25 7 736 - 0173 Flat Washer . 28 ID x . 74 OD 51 726 - 0214 Push Cap 8 710 - 0106 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.25 52 734 - 1600 Wheel Assy Comp 10.0 x 2.5 9 749 - 1004 Chute Support 734 - 1597 Wheel Assy Comp 10.0 x 4 x 4 10 712 - 3027 Hex Flange Nut 1 / 4 - 20 734 - 1455A Rim Assy Comp . 11 710 - 0106 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.25 734 - 1598 Tire Only 12 712 - 3010 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 734 - 0255 Air Valve 13 736 - 0242 Bell Washer . 340 ID x . 872 OD 737 - 0211A Grease Fitting 14 681 - 0095 Complete Chipper Chute 53 681 - 0004A Front Housing Asm 15 712 - 3010 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 54 710 - 0825 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 3.75 16 736 - 0242 Bell Washer . 340 ID x . 872 OD 55 734 - 1455A Rim 17 681 - 0094 Chute Asm 56 738 - 0814 Shredder Axle 21.2 ” ( 462 or 463 ) 18 720 - 0170 Knob 5 / 16 - 18 738 - 0813 Shredder Axle 22.5 ” ( 465 ) 19 714 - 0149B Cotter Pin 57 750 - 0786 Spacer 20 781 - 0457 Shredder Screen 58 741 - 0487A Flange Bearing 21 711 - 0835 Clevis Pin 59 781 - 0515 Support Bracket 22 712 - 3027 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 60 781 - 0574 Shredder Plate 23 712 - 3004A Flange Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 61 681 - 0104 Bracket Asm 24 750 - 0793 Spacer 62 750 - 0785 Spacer 25 681 - 0117 Rear Housing Asm 63 732 - 0306 Compression Spring 26 726 - 0211 U Nut 5 / 16 - 18 64 736 - 0117 Flat Washer 3 / 8 x . 620 x . 033 27 781 - 0510B Shredder Frame 65 714 - 0104 Cotter Pin 28 710 - 0805 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.5 66 736 - 0264 Flat Washer 29 736 - 0170 Bell Washer 5 / 16 x 1.0 67 711 - 1128 Release Rod 30 710 - 3008 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 68 736 - 0264 Flat Washer . 330 ID x . 630 OD 31 710 - 0157 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x . 75 69 712 - 0429 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 32 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 70 710 - 0376 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.0 33 736 - 0329 Lock Washer 1 / 4 71 736 - 0362 Flat Washer . 320 ID x 1.25 OD 34 710 - 0599 Hex Washer Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 5 72 731 - 1710 Collar - Hopper 35 712 - 3004A Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 73 681 - 0123 Hopper Bracket Asm 36 710 - 1502 Hex Washer Screw 74 731 - 1707 Hopper 37 751 - 0646 Muffler Bracket Guard 75 710 - 3008 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 38 751 - 0447 Deflector 76 711 - 0833B Clevis Pin 39 710 - 1054 Flat Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x 1.0 77 737 - 0195 Oil Drain Elbow ( Not Shown ) 40 781 - 0490 Chipper Blade 723 - 0400 Safety Glasses ( Not Shown ) 41 712 - 0411 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 24 764 - 0199A Bag ( Not Shown ) 42 681 - 0030 Impeller Asm 43 742 - 0571 Shredder Blade 15
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MANUFACTURERS ’ LIMITED WARRANTY FOR : b . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD blade sharpening and tune - ups , or adjustments such PRODUCTS INC ( M “ TD ) ” with respect to new merchandise as brake adjustments , clutch adjustments or deck purchased and used in the United States , its possessions adjustments ; and normal deterioration of the exterior and territories . finish due to use or exposure . c . Log splitter pumps , valves and cylinders have a sepa - MTD warrants this product against defects in material and rate one year warranty . workmanship for a period of two ( 2 ) years commencing on d . MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold the date of original purchase and will , at its option , repair or or exported outside of the United States of America , replace , free of charge , any part found to be defective in its possessions and territories , except those sold through MTDs ’ authorized channels of export distribu - material or workmanship . This limited warranty shall only tion . apply if this product has been operated and maintained in accordance with the Operators ’ Manual furnished with the No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of product , and has not been subject to misuse , abuse , com - merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , mercial use , neglect , accident , improper maintenance , applies after the applicable period of express written alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water or damage because warranty above as to the parts as identified . No other of other peril or natural disaster . Damage resulting from the express warranty or guaranty , whether written or oral , installation or use of any accessory or attachment not except as mentioned above , given by any person or approved by MTD Products Inc . for use with the product ( s ) entity , including a dealer or retailer , with respect to any covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any product shall bind MTD . During the period of the War - resulting damages . ranty , the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to the product as set forth above . ( Some states do not separate terms as follows : All normal wear part or compo - allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so nent failures will be covered on the product for a period of the above limitation may not apply to you . ) 90 days regardless of cause . After 90 days , but within the The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the two year period , normal wear part failures will be covered sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales . MTD ONLY IF caused by defects in material or workmanship of shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss OTHER component parts . Normal wear parts and compo - or damages including , without limitation , expenses nents include , but are not limited to , belts , blades , blade adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , seats , snow incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care ser - thrower skid shoes , shave plates and tires . Batteries are vices , for transportation or for related expenses , or for covered by a 90 - day limited replacement warranty . rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted product . ( Some states do not allow the exclusion or limita - HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , tion of incidental or consequential damages , so the above WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL exclusion or limitation may not apply to you . ) AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER . To locate the dealer in your area , please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the contact the Customer Service Department of MTD PROD - amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration UCTS INC by calling 1 - 800 - 800 - 7310 or writing to P.O . Box of the safety features of the product shall void this War - 368022 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 9722 . No product returned ranty . You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or directly to the factory will be accepted unless prior written injury to you and your property and / or to others and their permission has been extended by the Customer Service property arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use Department of MTD PRODUCTS INC . the product . This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than following cases : the original purchaser , original lessee or the person for a . The engine or component parts thereof . These items whom it was purchased as a gift . carry a separate manufacturers ’ warranty . Please refer How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This limited to the applicable manufacturers ’ warranty on these warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also items . have other rights which vary from state to state .
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