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OPERATOR’S MANUAL Log Splitter Horizontal Shaft Model Series 522 , 556 , and 586 IMPORTANT : READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Warning : This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engine’s 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 770 - 10039B.fm PRINTED IN U.S.A . FORM NO . ECO No . 1481 ( 5 / 00 )
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Content Page Important Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Assembling Your Log Splitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Know Your Log Splitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Operating Your Log Splitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Adjusting Your Log Splitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Maintaining Your Log Splitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Conditions That Will Void Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 FINDING MODEL NUMBER This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new log splitter . It will help you assemble , prepare and maintain the unit for best performance . Please read and understand what it says . Before you start assembling your new equipment , please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below . The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from our Customer Support Department or an authorized dealer . • You can locate the model number by standing behind the unit and looking down at the hydraulic tank . A sample model plate is explained below . For future reference , please copy the model number and the serial number of the equipment in the space below . ( Model Number ) ( Serial Number ) Copy the model number here : Copy the serial number here : MTD PRODUCTS INC CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls , operation or maintenance of this unit , please call the Customer Support Department . Call 1 - ( 330 ) 220 - 4MTD ( 4683 ) or 1 - ( 800 ) - 800 - 7310 to reach a Customer Support representative . Please have your unit’s model number and serial number ready when you call . See previous section to locate this information . You will be asked to enter the serial number in order to process your call . For more details about your unit , visit our website at www.mtdproducts.com 2
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SECTION 1 : 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 this machine . Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury . When you see this symbol - heed its warning . WARNING : Engine Exhaust , some of its constituents , and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm . : This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this DANGER manual . As with any type of power equipment , carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury . This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . 10 . Leaks can be detected by passing cardboard or TRAINING wood , while wearing protective gloves and safety 1 . Read , understand , and follow all instructions on the glasses , over the suspected area . Look for machine and in the manual ( s ) before attempting to discoloration of cardboard or wood . assemble and operate . Keep this manual in a safe 11 . If injured by escaping fluid , see a doctor place for future and regular reference and for immediately . Serious infection or reaction can ordering replacement parts . develop if proper medical treatment is not 2 . Be familiar with all controls and their proper administered immediately . operation . Know how to stop the machine and 12 . Keep the operator zone and adjacent area clear for disengage them quickly . safe , secure footing . 3 . Never allow children under 14 years old to operate 13 . If your machine is equipped with an internal this machine . Children 14 years old and over combustion engine and it is intended for use near should read and understand the operation any unimproved forest , brush , or grass covered instructions and safety rules in this manual and land , the engine exhaust should be equipped with a should be trained and supervised by a parent . spark arrester . Make sure you comply with 4 . Never allow adults to operate this machine without applicable local , state , and federal codes . Take proper instruction . appropriate firefighting equipment with you . 5 . Many accidents occur when more than one person 14 . This machine should be used for splitting wood operates the machine . If a helper is assisting in only , do not use it for any other purpose . loading logs , never activate the control until the 15 . Follow the instructions in the manual ( s ) provided helper is a minimum of 10 feet from the machine . with any attachment ( s ) for this machine . 6 . Keep bystanders , helpers , pets , and children at least 20 feet from the machine while it is in PREPARATION operation . 1 . Always wear safety shoes or heavy boots . 7 . Never allow anyone to ride on this machine . 2 . Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles 8 . Never transport cargo on this machine . during operating this machine . 9 . Hydraulic log splitters develop high fluid pressures 3 . Never wear jewelry or loose clothing that might during operation . Fluid escaping through a pin hole become entangled in moving or rotating parts of the opening can penetrate your skin and cause blood machine . poisoning , gangrene , or death . Give attention to the 4 . Make sure this machine is on level surface before following instructions at all times : operating . a . Do not check for leaks with your hand . 5 . Always block the machine as required to prevent b . Do not operate machine with frayed , kinked , unintended movement , and lock in either the cracked , or damaged hoses , fitting , or tubing . horizontal or vertical position . c . Stop the engine and relieve hydraulic system 6 . Always operate this machine from the operator pressure before changing or adjusting zone ( s ) specified in the manual . fittings , hoses , tubing , or other system 7 . Logs should be cut with square ends prior to components . splitting . d . Do not adjust the pressure settings of the 8 . Use your log splitter in daylight or under good pump or valve . artificial light . 3
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9 . To avoid personal injury or property damage use 10 . For logs which are not cut square , the least square extreme care in handling gasoline . Gasoline is end and the longest portion of the log should be extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive . placed toward the beam and wedge , and the Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is square end placed toward the end plate . spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite . 11 . When splitting in the vertical position , stabilize the Wash your skin and change immediately . log before moving the control . Split as follows : a . Use only an approved gasoline container . a . Place log on the end plate and turn until it b . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and leans against the beam and is stable . other sources of ignition . b . When splitting extra large or uneven logs , the c . Never fuel machine indoors . log must be stabilized with wooden shims or d . Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the split wood between the log and the end plate engine is hot or running . or ground . e . Allow engine to cool at least two minutes 12 . Always keep fingers away from any cracks that before refueling . open in the log while splitting . They can quickly f . Never overfill the fuel tank . Fill tank to no close and pinch or amputate your fingers . more than 1 / 2 inch below bottom of filler neck 13 . Keep your work area clean . Immediately remove to provide space for fuel expansion . split wood around the machine so that you do not g . Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely . stumble over it . h . If gasoline is spilled , wipe it off the engine 14 . Never move this machine while the engine is and equipment . move machine to another running . area . Wait 5 minutes before starting the 15 . This machine should not be towed on any street , engine . highway or public road without checking the i . Never store the machine or fuel container existing federal , state , or local vehicle inside where there is an open flame , spark or requirements . Any licensing or modifications such pilot light as on a water heater , space heater , as taillights , etc . , needed to comply , is the sole furnace , clothes dryer or other gas responsibility of the purchaser . If a “ Statement of appliances . Origin ” is required in your state , see your local j . Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes dealer . before storing . 16 . See the towing section in this manual for proper towing instructions once all federal , local , or state requirements are met . OPERATION 1 . Before staring this machine , review the “ Safety MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE Instructions ” . Failure to follow these rules may 1 . Stop the engine , disconnect the spark plug and result in serious injury to the operator or ground it against the engine before cleaning , or bystanders . inspecting the machine . 2 . Never leave this machine unattended with the 2 . Stop the engine and relieve hydraulic system engine running . pressure before repairing or adjusting fittings , 3 . Do not operate machine while under the influence hoses , tubing , or other system components . of alcohol , drugs , or medication . 3 . To prevent fires , clean debris and chaff from the 4 . Never allow anyone to operate this machine engine and muffler areas . If the engine is equipped without proper instruction . with a spark arrester muffler , clean and inspect it 5 . Always operate this machine with all safety regularly according to manufacturers instructions . equipment in place and working . Make sure all Replace if damaged . controls are properly adjusted for safe operation . 4 . Periodically check that all nuts and bolts , hose 6 . Do not change the engine governor settings or clamps , and hydraulic fittings are tight to be sure overspeed the engine . The governor controls the equipment is in safe working condition . maximum safe operating speed of the engine . 5 . Check all safety guards and shields to be sure they 7 . When loading a log , always place your hands on are in the proper position . Never operate with the sides of the log , not on the ends , and never use safety guards , shields , or other protective features your foot to help stabilize a log . Failure to do so , removed . may result in crushed or amputated fingers , toes , 6 . The pressure relief valve is preset at the factory . Do hand , or foot . not adjust the valve . 8 . Use only your hand to operate the controls . 7 . Never attempt to move this machine over hilly or 9 . Never attempt to split more than one log at a time uneven terrain without a tow vehicle or adequate unless the ram has fully extended and a second log help . is needed to complete the separation of the first log . 4
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8 . For your safety , replace all damaged or worn parts 9 . Do not alter this machine in any manner , alterations immediately with original equipment such as attaching a rope or extension to the control manufacturer’s ( O.E.M . ) parts only . “ Use of parts lever , or adding to the width or height of the wedge which do not meet the original equipment may result in personal injury . specifications may lead to improper performance and compromise safety ! ” 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 . NOTE : Not all safety labels shown may apply to your log splitters . SECTION 2 : ASSEMBLING YOUR LOG SPLITTER IMPORTANT : This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil Loose Parts In Carton in the engine . Be certain to service engine with gasoline • Reservoir Tank and Engine - Pump Assembly and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual • Engine - Pump Assembly Hardware before operating your machine . • Wedge , Beam , and Cylinder Assembly NOTE : Reference to right or left hand side of the log • Tongue Assembly splitter is observed from the operating position . • Wheels • Hitch Assembly • Beam Support / Latch Bracket Removing Unit From Carton • Log Cradle Brackets and Hardware • Pry the top , sides , and ends off crate . • Fenders ( If Equipped ) • Set panels aside to avoid tire punctures or personal • Adjustable Jack Stand Assembly ( If Equipped ) injury . • Tail Light Kit ( If Equipped ) • Remove and discard plastic bag that covers unit . • 2 Hub Caps • Remove wheels and loose parts if included with unit ( i.e . , operator’s manual , etc . ) WARNING : Use extreme caution unpack - • Cut and remove straps which secure parts to ing this machine . Some components are bottom of crate . Unbolt any remaining parts which very heavy and will require additional peo - may be bolted to the bottom of the crate . ple or mechanical handling equipment . 5
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WARNING : Disconnect the spark plug wire • Place adjustable jack stand halfway between beam and ground against the engine to prevent support / latch bracket and end of tongue . unintended starting . • Insert hex bolts through top holes in jack stand mounting brackets and holes in the adjustable jack stand . Secure with lock washers and hex nuts . Assembling The Tongue • Insert hex bolts through upper holes in the bottom Attaching The Beam Support / Latch Bracket ( See Figure 1 ) of the mounting brackets and adjustable jack stand . • Remove two hex bolts , lock washers , and hex nuts Secure with lock washers and hex nuts . from the tongue . • The adjustable jack stand is raised by turning the • Place the beam support / latch bracket on the crank clockwise and lowered by turning counter - tongue and secure with the hex bolts , lock washers , clockwise . and hex nuts previously removed . Tighten securely . Hex Bolts Hex Bolts Mounting Brackets Beam Support Latch Bracket Adjustable Jack Stand Tongue Lock Washer Tongue Hex Nut Hex Nuts Lock Washer Figure 1 Attaching The Jack Stand ( See Figure 2 ) Figure 3 • The jack stand is shipped in the transport position . Attaching The Hitch Assembly ( See Figure 4 ) • Remove the spring clip and clevis pin and pivot the • Remove the hardware assembled on the hitch jack stand to the operating position . assembly and place the hitch on the end of the • Secure the jack stand in position with the clevis pin tongue . and spring clip . • Insert hex bolt through flat washer , end of safety chain , spacer , and then rear hitch hole . Pivot the end of safety chain so it faces the ball end of hitch . Spring Clip Tongue Hex Lock Nut Clevis Pin Operating Position Flat Jack Stand Washer Hex Bolt Figure 2 Hex Bolt Attaching The Adjustable Jack Stand ( If Equipped ) Spacer ( See Figure 3 ) Hitch • Remove four hex bolts , lock washers , and hex nuts Assembly Chain that secure jack stand mounting brackets to adjustable jack stand . Figure 4 6
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• Insert other spacer , safety chain , and flat washer WARNING : Maximum tire pressure under on the other end of the hex bolt and secure with hex any circumstance is 30 psi . Equal tire lock nut . pressure should be maintained at all • Insert hex bolt through the front hole of hitch and times . secure with flat washer and hex lock nut . Tighten • If equipped with fenders , proceed to next step . both hex nuts to 23 ft - lbs . • Remove the hex nuts , lock washers , flat washers , and hex bolts from the side of tank . Assembling The Wheels , Tongue , and • Determine the proper assembly holes in the fenders over the tires against the tank . Beam • Insert hex bolts through flat washers , holes in Attaching The Wheels To The Reservoir Tank Assembly fenders , and tank . Secure fender with lock washers ( See Figure 5 ) and hex nuts . Tighten securely . • Block up the reservoir tank assembly about eight to Attaching The Tongue ( See Figure 6 ) twelve inches . • Remove two hex bolts , lock washers , and hex nuts • Remove and discard plastic shipping caps on the on the front of the reservoir tank . outside of the wheels . • Place the tongue in position and secure with • Remove the cotter pin , hex slotted nut , and flat hardware just removed . washer from each axle . • Remove the reservoir tank from the blocks . Hex Nut Reservoir Lock Fender Tank Washer Hex Bolts Hex Bolts Tongue Flat Washer Reservoir Flat Hex Tank Washer Nuts Lock Washers Wheel Figure 6 Hex Slotted Attaching Beam To Reservoir Tank ( See Figure 7 ) Nut • For shipping purposes , the pressure hose is Hub Cab attached to the pump on the engine and to the Cotter Pin control valve on the cylinder . Figure 5 • Disconnect the pressure hose from the adapter on the pump . NOTE : It is recommended that you polish the axles with • Stand the wedge , beam , and cylinder assembly emery cloth before you install the wheels . upright with cylinder toward the top . • Place a wheel on each axle with the valve stem NOTE : This step might require two people . facing outward . • Place a flat washer on each axle and secure with • Remove cotter pin and clevis pin from welded hex slotted nut . brackets on beam assembly and move the • Tighten slotted nut until snug and then back off reservoir tank assembly in position against the approximately 1 / 3 turn or until one of the slots on beam . the slotted nut lines up with the hole in the axle . • Insert clevis pin just removed through brackets on • Insert cotter pins through slots in nuts and holes in beam and reservoir tank assembly . Secure with axle and secure by bending the ends of the cotter cotter pin by bending the ends of the pin in opposite pins in opposite directions . directions . • The wheels should spin freely and there should be no side to side play . • Place hub caps in position on wheels and tap onto axle with a soft hammer or mallet . 7
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Attaching The Hoses Suction Hose ( See Figure 9 ) Clevis • The suction hose is attached to the reservoir tank , Pin beneath the engine mounting bracket . Loosen the Cotter hose clamp on the free end of the hose . Remove Brackets Pin any protective insert from the end of the hose . • Remove the protective cap from the fitting on the bottom of the pump ( some oil may flow from pump ) . Attach the end of the suction hose to the fitting on the bottom of the pump . Place the hose clamp at the base of the fitting and tighten securely . Pressure Hose Attached Reservoir To Engine Tank Figure 7 Attached To Pump Reservoir Tank Attaching Engine - Pump Assembly ( See Figure 8 ) Hose • Place the engine and pump assembly in position on Clamp the engine mounting bracket with the pump facing Suction Hose out . • Align holes in base of engine with appropriate holes Figure 9 in engine mounting bracket . Pressure Hose ( See Figure 9 ) • Secure the engine and pump assembly with four hex bolts , lock washers , and hex nuts found packed The pressure hose is attached to the control valve . with the Operator’s Manual . Route the hose between the beam and the tongue . • Secure with lock washers and hex nuts . Tighten to Secure the pressure hose to the adapter on the top of 14 ft - lbs . the pump . Return Hose ( See Figure 10 ) Hex Engine Nuts Mounting Attached Bracket To Cylinder Control Valve Reservoir Hose Tank Clamp Filter Head Lock Pump Washer Facing Hex Out Bolts Return Hose Filter Attached To Figure 8 Reservoir Tank Figure 10 8
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• The return hose is attached to the top of the control valve . Loosen the hose clamp on the free end of the hose . Cut the securing strap . Remove any protective insert from the end of the hose . • Remove the protective cap from the fitting on top of the filter head . Attach the end of the hose to the fitting on top of the filter . Place the hose clamp at the base of the fitting and tighten securely . Reservoir Vent Plug Attaching The Log Cradle ( If Equipped ) • Pull the beam lock on the beam support / latch bracket out and pivot it down . Carefully lower the wedge , beam , and cylinder assembly to the horizontal position . Pull out and rotate beam lock to secure beam in the horizontal position . NOTE : The hardware for attaching the log cradle may be found packed with the Operator’s Manual . • Place one cradle support bracket against the lower outside surface of one of the beam flanges . See Figure 11 . Figure 12 • Insert two carriage bolts through the cradle support bracket and the beam flange . Secure with two • Fill the reservoir tank to the within 3 ” to 3 1 / 2 ” from flange lock nuts . Do not tighten at this time . the top of fill tube with Dexron III automatic trans - • Attach the second cradle support bracket to the mission fluid or 10W AW hydraulic fluid . same side of the beam in the same manner . See Figure 13 . • Place one log cradle over the support brackets and • Check fluid level using a scale and do not overfill . align the bolts holes . Replace vent plug securely . • Insert four carriage bolts through the log cradle and NOTE : The reservoir tank has a capacity of approxi - cradle support brackets . Secure with flange lock mately 7 gallons . nuts and tighten all eight carriage bolts and lock nuts securely . • Attach the other cradle support brackets and log cradle to the other side of the beam in the same manner . Log Carriage Cradles Bolts Cradle Support Bracket Figure 13 • If not already , disconnect the spark plug wire and prime the pump , by pulling the recoil starter to turn Flange the engine over approximately 10 times . Beam Lock Nuts Flanges • Reconnect the spark plug wire . • Start engine according to Starting the Engine in the OPERATION section . Figure 11 • Use the control handle to engage the wedge to the farthest extended position and then retract the Preparing The Log Splitter wedge . • Lubricate the beam area where the splitting wedge • Refill tank to within 3 ” to 3 1 / 2 ” from the top of the fill will slide with engine oil ( DO NOT USE GREASE ) . tube . • Remove reservoir vent plug . See Figure 12 . 9
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• Extend and retract the wedge 12 complete cycles NOTE : Some fluid may overflow from the vent plug as to remove trapped air in the system ( system is “ self - the system builds heat and the fluid expands and seeks bleeding ” ) . a balanced level . • Refill the reservoir to within 3 ” to 3 1 / 2 ” from the top IMPORTANT : Do not operate the log splitter without the of the fill tube . Much of the original fluid has been proper amount of transmission fluid in the reservoir drawn into the cylinder and hoses . Make certain to tank . refill the reservoir to prevent extreme damage to the hydraulic pump . Failure to refill the tank will void your warranty . SECTION 3 : KNOW YOUR LOG SPLITTER WARNING : Be familiar with all controls Beam Locks and their proper operation . Know how to There are two beam locks one for each operating stop the machine and disengage them position . See Figure 14 . quickly . Vertical : The vertical beam lock is located next to the oil filter . Control Handle Horizontal : The horizontal beam lock is part of the The control handle has three positions . See Figure 14 . beam support latch bracket . Splitting : Push the control handle forward or down . Splitting wedge moves toward the end plate . Engine Controls Neutral : Control handle will return to neutral position See the separate engine manual for the location and when handle is released . Splitting wedges stops in function of the controls on the engine . place . Disengage : When pulling the control handle up or Stopping Engine back , the splitting wedge moves toward the cylinder . • Move throttle control lever to STOP or OFF The control handle will lock in the disengaged position . position . It will return to neutral automatically when the • Disconnect spark plug wire and ground against the disengage stroke is complete . engine to prevent unintended starting . Splitting Wedge Control Handle Vertical Beam Lock Horizontal Beam Lock Figure 14 10
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SECTION 4 : OPERATING YOUR LOG SPLITTER WARNING : Read , understand , and follow Always : all instructions and warnings on the • Use clean fluid and check fluid level regularly . machine and in this manual before • Use Dexron III Automatic Transmission Fluid or operating . 10W AW hydraulic fluid . • Use a filter ( clean or replace regularly ) WARNING : Wear leather work gloves , • Use a breather cap on fluid reservoir . safety shoes , and safety glasses when • Keep end of reservoir return tube below fluid level . operating log splitter . Ensure safe footing . • Make certain pump is mounted and aligned properly . Gas And Oil Fill - Up • Use a flexible “ spider ” type coupling between Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in engine and pump drive shafts . the separate engine manual packed with your chipper • Keep hoses clear and unblocked . shredder vacuum . Read instructions carefully . • Bleed air out of hoses before operating . • Flush and clean hydraulic system before starting WARNING : Use extreme care when after any malfunction or servicing . handling gasoline . Gasoline is extremely • Use “ pipe dope ” on all hydraulic fittings . flammable and the vapors are explosive . • Allow time for warm - up before splitting wood . Never fuel machine indoors or while the • Prime the pump before initial start - up by turning engine is hot or running . Extinguish over the engine with spark plug disconnected . cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and other • Split wood with the grain ( lengthwise ) only . sources of ignition . Never : • Use when fluid is below 20 ° F or above 150 ° F . Starting Engine • Use a solid engine / pump coupling . • Attach spark plug wire to spark plug . Make certain • Operate through relief valve for more than several the metal cap on the end of the spark plug is seconds . fastened securely over the metal tip on the spark • Attempt to adjust unloading or relief valve settings plug . without pressure gauges . • Engines with choke lever : • Operate with air in hydraulic system . Move choke lever on engine to CHOKE position . ( A • Use teflon tape on hydraulic fittings . warm engine may not require choking ) . • Attempt to cut wood across the grain . • Engines with primer : Prime engine as instructed in separate engine Using The Log Splitter manual . • The throttle control lever is located on the engine . • Place the log splitter on level , dry , and solid ground . Move engine throttle control lever to FAST or • Place the beam in either the horizontal or vertical START position . position and lock in place with the appropriate • Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until locking rod . engine reaches start of compression cycle ( rope • Block the front and back of both wheels . will pull slightly harder at this point ) . • Place the log against the end plate and only split • Pull rope with a rapid , continuous , full arm stroke . wood in the direction of the grain . Keep a firm grip on starter handle . Let rope rewind • When necessary to stabilize the log , place your slowly . hand only on sides of log . NEVER place hand on • Repeat the previous steps until engine fires . When the end between the log and splitting wedge . engine starts , move choke control ( if equipped ) • Only one adult should stabilize the log and operate gradually to RUN position . the control handle , so the operator has full control • If weather is cold , run wedge up or down beam 6 to over stabilizing the log and movement of the 8 times to circulate the hydraulic fluid . splitting wedge . Control Handle Positions WARNING : When starting a warm engine , • Move control handle FORWARD or DOWN to split muffle , engine , and surrounding areas wood . become hot and can cause a burn . Do not • Release the control handle to stop the wedge touch . movement . • Move control handle BACK or UP to return the wedge . 11
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• Stand behind the reservoir tank to operate the Vertical Position control handle and to stabilize the log . • Pull the horizontal beam lock out and pivot it down to release the beam . Pivot the beam to the vertical position . • To lock the beam in the vertical position , pull out on the vertical beam lock and pivot it to secure the beam . See Figure 15 . • Stand in front of the log splitter to operate the control handle and to stabilize the log . Figure 16 Transporting The Log Splitter • Lower the beam to its horizontal position . Make certain the beam is locked securely with the horizontal beam lock . • Remove the spring clip and clevis pin from jack stand . Support the tongue and pivot the jack stand up against the tongue . Secure with the spring clip and clevis pin previously removed . Figure 15 • Attach the hitch to a towing vehicle , making certain Horizontal Position to latch securely . • Pull the vertical beam lock out and pivot it down . • Connect the safety chains to the towing vehicle . Pivot the beam to the horizontal position . • Plug in the taillights as instructed in the taillight kit • To lock the beam in the horizontal position , pull out manual included with your log splitter . on the horizontal beam lock and pivot it to secure the beam . See Figure 16 . SECTION 5 : ADJUSTING YOUR LOG SPLITTER WARNING : Do not at any time make any Attached adjustments without first stopping engine , To Cylinder disconnecting spark plug wire , and grounding it against the engine . Hex Bolts Wedge Plate Adjustment As normal wear occurs , adjust the bolts on the side of the wedge plate to eliminate the excess space between the wedge plate and beam . See Figure 17 . • Loosen the jam nuts on the two adjustment bolts on the side of the gib plate . Turn the adjustment bolts in until snug and then back them off slowly until the Wedge wedge assembly will slide on the beam . Adjustment Plate Bolts • Tighten the jam nuts securely against the gib plate Back Gib Plate Plate to hold the adjustment bolts in this position . Figure 17 12
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• Remove the center bolt on top of the wedge plate . Gib Plate Adjustment Slide the gib plate out . Periodically remove and replace the “ gibs ” ( spacers ) • Remove and replace the gibs . between the wedge plate and the back plate . • Reassemble the gib plate , making certain flat See Figure 17 . washers are in place under the gib plate . • Readjust the bolts on the side of the wedge plate . NOTE : The gibs may be rotated and / or turned over for even wear . SECTION 6 : MAINTAINING YOUR LOG SPLITTER WARNING : Before cleaning , lubricating , Hose Clamps repairing , or inspecting , disengage the Check the hose clamps on the suction hose ( attached control lever and stop engine . Disconnect to side of the pump ) for proper tightness before each the spark plug wire and ground it against use . Check the hose clamps on the return hose at least the engine to prevent unintended starting . once a season . Engine Flexible Pump Coupler Refer to the separate engine manual for all engine The flexible pump coupler is a nylon “ spider ” insert , maintenance instructions . located between the pump and engine shaft . Over a period of time , the coupler will harden and deteriorate . Reservoir Fluid Replacement is needed if you detect vibration or noise Check the hydraulic fluid level in the log splitter coming from the area between the engine and the reservoir tank before each use . Maintain fluid level pump . If the coupler fails completely , you will within 3 ” to 3 1 / 2 ” from top at all times . Change the experience a loss of power . hydraulic fluid in the reservoir every 100 hours of IMPORTANT : Never hit the engine shaft in any manner , operation . Disconnect the suction hose from the bottom as a blow will cause permanent damage to the engine . of the reservoir tank and drain the fluid into a suitable container . Refill using only Dexron III automatic When replacing the flexible pump coupler , proceed as transmission fluid or 10W AW hydraulic fluid . follows : Be aware of the environment when disposing of • Remove three nuts and lock washers that secure used petroleum products . Please dispose of used the pump to the coupling shield . Two nuts are at the hydraulic fluid and engine oil at approved recycling bottom corners and one is in the top center . centers . • Remove the pump . • Rotate the engine by pulling starter handle until WARNING : Use extreme caution when engine coupling half set screw is at bottom . Loosen working with kerosene , it is flammable set screw using allen wrench and slide coupling half fluid . Extinguish cigarettes , cigars , pipes , off of engine shaft . and other sources of ignition . • Loosen set screw on pump coupling half and remove coupling half . Hydraulic Filter • Slide new engine coupling half onto the engine Change the hydraulic filter every 50 hours of operation . shaft until the end of the shaft is flush with the inner Use only a 10 micron hydraulic filter . Order part number portion of the coupling half . ( There must be space 723 - 0405 . between end of the engine support bracket and coupling half ) . Tighten set screw . • Install pump coupling half and key on pump shaft . Beam And Splitting Wedge Rotate coupling half until set screw faces down . Do Lubricate both sides of the beam ( where it comes into not tighten set screw . contact with the splitting wedge ) before each use with • Install nylon “ spider ” onto engine coupling half . engine oil . The wedge plate on the log splitter is • Align pump coupling half with nylon “ spider ” by designed so the gibs on the side of the wedge plate can rotating engine using starter handle . Slide coupling be removed and rotated and / or turned over for even half into place while guiding three mounting bolts wear . Make certain to readjust the adjustment bolts so through holes in pump support bracket . wedge moves freely , but no excess space exists • Secure with nuts and washers removed earlier . between the wedge plate and beam . 13
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• Set . 010 ” to . 060 ” clearance between the nylon WARNING : Excessive pressure ( over 30 “ spider ” and the engine coupling half by sliding a p.s.i . ) when seating beads may cause tire / matchbook cover between the nylon “ spider ” and rim assembly to burst with force sufficient the engine coupling half and moving pump coupling to cause serious injury . half as needed . Secure pump coupling half with set screw . See Figure 18 . Storing Your Log Splitter • Clean the unit thoroughly . NOTE : Make certain proper clearance is obtained • Wipe equipment with an oiled rag to prevent rust . before tightening set screw . • Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage • Reattach spark plug wire to spark plug . instructions • Store unit in a clean , dry area . Do not store next to PUMP corrosive materials such as fertilizer . Set WARNING : Never store the machine or Screw fuel container indoors where there is an Steel Nylon open flame , spark , or pilot light such as on Coupling “ Spider ” water heater , furnace , clothes dryer , or Halves Insert other gas appliance . WARNING : Drain fuel into an approved Clearance container outdoors , away from an open flame . Allow engine to cool . Extinguish ENGINE cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and other sources of ignition prior to draining fuel . Figure 18 Fuel left in engine for extended periods deteriorates and will cause starting Tires problems . See sidewall of tire for recommended pressure . Maximum tire pressure under any circumstances is 30 p.s.i . Equal tire pressure should be maintained on all tires . 14
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SECTION 7 : CONDITIONS THAT WILL VOID WARRANTY • Failure to maintain proper fluid level in reservoir will • Improper beam lubrication will cause premature cause permanent damage to pump by allowing air wear and looseness . Lubricate the beam regularly . to be drawn into pump . Fluid will become foamy . Lack of lubrication will void your warranty . • Changing the relief valve setting or pressure • Improper adjustment of splitting wedge will void adjustment of control valve without proper your warranty . If wedge is too loose , cylinder beam knowledge and instruction from the factory will void and wedge wear will result . Allowing the wedge to your warranty . A very minor adjustment could loosen and be used under operating stress will destroy the structural and safety limits for which the cause damage which will not be covered under unit was designed . The system will produce more warranty . If wedge is too tight , severe beam power than the structure will withstand . Higher damage will result which will not be covered under pressure could cause the hoses to burst , cylinder to warranty . rupture , and intense fluid releases , which could • Do not overheat the hydraulic system . Excessive result in serious personal injury . heat will destroy the hydraulic system with • Disassembling the pump will void your warranty . If hardened O - rings and excessive friction . replacement is necessary , merely disconnect and • Do not attempt to start in temperatures under 20 ¤ F replace . Do not attempt to adjust pump settings , as without pre - heating fluid in reservoir . Excessively they are adjusted by the manufacturer at the cold fluid can not circulate and draw into pump . factory . • Repair any leaks in hydraulic system immediately . • Use of incorrect hydraulic fluid will void your Unattended leaks will cause air to enter system warranty . Use only Dexron III automatic and / or decrease fluid level in reservoir , causing transmission fluid or 10W AW hydraulic fluid . damage to the hydraulic system which will not be • The flexible pump coupler must be inspected covered by warranty . regularly . Allowing the coupler to deteriorate will void your warranty . Deterioration of spider insert and prolonged use after its deterioration will destroy pump bearings , engine bearings and the coupler hubs . SECTION 8 : TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Remedy Engine fails to start 1 . Spark plug wire disconnected . 1 . Connect wire to spark plug . 2 . Fuel tank empty or stale fuel . 2 . Fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . 3 . Throttle control lever not in correct 3 . Move throttle lever to FAST position . starting position . ( If Equipped ) 4 . Choke not in CHOKE position . 4 . Move choke to CHOKE position . ( If Equipped ) 5 . Blocked fuel line . 5 . Clean fuel line . 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean , adjust gap , or replace . Engine runs erratic 1 . Spark plug wire loose . 1 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 2 . Unit running on CHOKE . 2 . Move choke lever to OFF position . ( If Equipped ) 3 . Blocked fuel line or stale fuel . 3 . Clean fuel line ; fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline 4 . Water or dirt in fuel system . 4 . Drain fuel tank . Refill with fresh fuel . 5 . Dirty air cleaner . 5 . Clean or replace air cleaner . 6 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 6 . See authorized service dealer . Engine overheats 1 . Engine oil level low . 1 . Fill crankcase with proper oil . 2 . Dirty air cleaner . 2 . Clean or replace air cleaner . 3 . Carburetor not adjusted properly . 3 . See authorized service dealer . NOTE : For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above , contact your nearest authorized service dealer . 15
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SECTION 9 : HYDRAULIC TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Remedy Cylinder rod will not move 1 . Broken drive shaft . 1 . See authorized service dealer . 2 . Shipping plugs left in hydraulic 2 . Disconnect hydraulic hoses , remove hoses . shipping plugs , reconnect hoses . 3 . Set screws in coupling not adjusted 3 . See operator’s manual for correct properly . adjustment . 4 . Loose shaft coupling . 4 . Correct engine / pump alignment as necessary . 5 . Gear sections damaged . 5 . See authorized service dealer . 6 . Damaged relief valve . 6 . See authorized service dealer . 7 . Hydraulic lines blocked . 7 . Flush and clean hydraulic system . 8 . Incorrect oil level . 8 . Check oil level . 9 . Damaged directional valve . 9 . See authorized service dealer . 10 . Blocked directional valve . 10 . Flush and clean hydraulic system . 1 . Gear sections damaged . Slow cylinder shaft speed 1 . See authorized service dealer . 2 . Excessive pump inlet vacuum . while extending and 2 . Make certain pump inlet hoses are clear retracting . and unblocked - use short , large diameter inlet hoses . 3 . Slow engine speed . 3 . See authorized service dealer . 4 . Damaged relief valve . 4 . See authorized service dealer . 5 . Incorrect oil level . 5 . Check oil level . 6 . Contaminated oil . 6 . Drain oil , clean reservoir , and refill . 7 . Directional valve leaking internally . 7 . See authorized service dealer . 8 . Internally damaged cylinder . 8 . See authorized service dealer . Leaking cylinder 1 . Broken seals . 1 . See authorized service dealer . 2 . Scored cylinder . 2 . See authorized service dealer . 1 . Small gear section damaged . Engine runs but wood will 1 . See authorized service dealer . 2 . Pump check valve leaking . not split or wood splits too 2 . See authorized service dealer . 3 . Excessive pump inlet vacuum . slowly 3 . Make certain pump inlet hoses are clear and unblocked . 4 . Incorrect oil level . 4 . Check oil level . 5 . Contaminated oil . 5 . Drain oil , clean reservoir , and refill . 6 . Directional valve leaking internally . 6 . See authorized service dealer . 7 . Overloaded cylinder . 7 . Do not attempt to split wood against the grain . 8 . Internally damaged cylinder . 8 . See authorized service dealer . Engine stalls during 1 . Low horsepower / weak engine . 1 . See authorized service dealer . splitting 2 . Overloaded cylinder . 2 . Do not attempt to split wood against the grain or see authorized service dealer . Engine will not turn or 1 . Engine / pump misalignment . 1 . Correct alignment as necessary . stalls under low load 2 . Frozen or seized pump . 2 . See authorized service dealer . conditions 3 . Low horsepower / weak engine . 3 . See authorized service dealer . 4 . Hydraulic lines blocked . 4 . Flush and clean hydraulic system . 5 . Blocked directional valve . 5 . Flush and clean hydraulic system . Leaking pump shaft seal 1 . Broken drive shaft . 1 . See authorized service dealer . 2 . Engine / pump misalignment . 2 . Correct alignment as necessary . 3 . Gear sections damaged . 3 . See authorized service dealer . 4 . Poorly positioned shaft seal . 4 . See authorized service dealer . 5 . Plugged oil breather . 5 . Make certain reservoir is properly vented . 16
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Model Series 522 3 1 5 4 6 18 2 7 8 21 10 19 20 9 22 11 23 15 24 96 50 16 12 14 25 13 53 B 51 54 17 29 27 55 14 25 28 6 B 27 58 52 31 30 47 59 60 32 33 61 56 63 57 A 48 36 34 47 65 64 38 39 97 37 66 62 49 A 34 41 43 C 42 47 C 67 48 68 74 69 40 44 48 41 38 47 39 76 71 46 69 75 45 70 77 71 78 72 80 70 79 80 71 69 88 82 71 85 81 83 82 69 82 92 78 84 79 95 85 89 90 87 86 91 94 93 18
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Model Series 522 Ref . Ref . Part No . Part Description Part No . Part Description No . No . 1 . 781 - 0686 Log Tray Bracket 49 . 710 - 0409 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x 1.75 2 . 712 - 0431 Flanged Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 16 50 . 710 - 0859 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 2.5 3 . 781 - 0682 Log Tray 51 . 751 - 0633 Muffler Guard 4 . 710 - 3097 Carriage Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.0 52 . 710 - 1502 Hex Cap Screw 5 . 781 - 0323B Wedge Assembly 53 . 710 - 0599 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 50 6 . 712 - 0239 Lock Nut 1 / 2 - 20 54 . 736 - 0329 Lock Washer 1 / 4 7 . 710 - 1018 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 2 - 20 x 2.75 55 . 712 - 3004A Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 8 . 736 - 0192 Flat Washer . 531 ID x . 93 OD 56 . 751 - 0646 Muffler Guard Bracket 9 . 710 - 0459A Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.5 57 . 751B222261 Muffler Deflector 10 . 781 - 0356 Floating Gib Plate 58 . 710 - 0363 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x 4.0 11 . 781 - 0351 Adjustable Gib 59 . 781 - 0098 Front Coupling Support Bracket 12 . 712 - 0711 Hex Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 24 60 . 710 - 0237 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 13 . 750 - 0743 Spacer 61 . 719 - 0278 Coupling Shield 14 . 781 - 0537 BAck Bracket 62 . 714 - 0122 Key 15 . 781 - 0352A Adjustable Gib Shim 63 . 718 - 0687 Flex Coupling 16 . 781 - 0350A Fixed Gib 64 . 781 - 0097 Rear Coupling Support Bracket 17 . 736 - 0921 Lock Washer 1 / 2 65 . 737 - 0265 Adapter 18 . 781 - 0168A Stripper Side 66 . 718 - 0683 Gear Pump ( 11 gmp ) 19 . 712 - 0130 Hex Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 16 67 . 726 - 0174 Hose Clamp 20 . 681 - 0102 Beam Assembly 68 . 727 - 0451 Suction Hose 681 - 0093 Beam Assembly ( w / o Tray ) 69 . 710 - 0521 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3.0 21 . 714 - 0211 Cotter Pin 70 . 712 - 0798 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 16 22 . 718 - 0312 Hydraulic Cylinder 71 . 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 3 / 8 23 . 711 - 1135 Clevis Pin 72 . 781 - 0680A Tube 24 . 727 - 0471 Hydraulic Tube 74 . 710 - 0411 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 4.0 25 . 727 - 0443 Return Hose 3 / 4 ” ID x 44 ” Lg . 75 . 681 - 0110 Support Beam Assembly 26 . 781 - 0526 Hose Guard 76 . 681 - 0006 Adjustable Jack Stand † 27 . 726 - 0132 Hose Clamp 5 / 8 ” 77 . 710 - 0944 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 4.25 28 . 737 - 0153 Return Elbow 78 . 736 - 0262 Flat Washer . 385 ID x . 870 OD 29 . 737 - 0192 90 Degree Solid Male Adapter 79 . 713 - 0433 Chain 30 . 737 - 0235 3 / 4 ” Hose Adapter 80 . 750 - 0497 Spacer 31 . 718 - 0481 Control Valve 81 . 727 - 0311 Hitch Coupler 32 . 737 - 0316 Filter Housing 82 . 712 - 0375 Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 16 33 . 723 - 0405 Oil Filter 83 . 712 - 3008 Hex Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 16 34 . 727 - 0502 High Pressure Hydraulic Hose 84 . 711 - 0813 Clevis Pin 35 . 781 - 0538 Hose Guard 85 . 736 - 0185 Flat Washer 36 . 714 - 0470 Cotter Pin 1 / 8 ” 86 . 781 - 0162 Jack Stand 37 . 738 - 0805 Hinge Pin 1 / 2 x 4.8 ” Lg . 87 . 732 - 0194 Spring Pin 38 . 726 - 0214 Push Cap 88 . 721 - 0168 Bearing Seal 39 . 732 - 0583 Compression Spring 4 ” 89 . 741 - 0987 Bearing Cone 40 . 736 - 0116 Flat Washer . 635 ID x . 93 OD 90 . 634 - 0186 Wheel Assembly 41 . 781 - 0690 Locking Rod 91 . 634 - 0180 Rim Assembly 42 . 737 - 0236 Pipe Plug 92 . 736 - 0351 Flat Washer . 76 ” ID x 1.5 ” OD 43 . 681 - 0138 Fender Assembly 93 . 712 - 0359 Slotted Nut 3 / 4 - 16 44 . 736 - 0159 Washer 5 / 16 94 . 714 - 0162 Cotter Pin 5 / 32 ” x 1 - 1 / 4 ” Lg . 45 . 710 - 0157 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x . 75 95 . 734 - 0873 Hub Cap 46 . 681 - 0178 Frame Assembly 7.0 Gal 96 . 781 - 0526 Hose Guard † 47 . 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 97 . 781 - 0538 Hose Guard † 48 . 712 - 0123 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 24 † If Equipped Note : Not all log splitters come equipped with a log tray . 19
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Model Series 556 and 586 3 1 5 4 6 2 18 7 21 8 19 20 9 22 10 23 11 24 25 15 12 16 26 13 14 B 29 17 19 27 14 25 B 28 6 27 55 69 31 30 51 60 32 50 61 33 60 A 56 36 34 59 62 38 52 39 63 53 35 37 64 54 57 58 49 A 43 41 C 47 65 47 C 34 42 48 66 72 67 40 44 48 41 38 47 39 74 69 46 67 73 45 68 75 69 76 70 78 95 98 94 77 68 96 100 78 95 69 97 67 80 86 69 79 83 81 80 67 80 90 76 77 82 83 47 93 87 99 85 84 88 89 92 91 20
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Model Series 556 and 586 Ref . Ref . Part No . Part Description Part No . Part Description No . No . 1 . 781 - 0686 Log Tray Bracket 50 . 710 - 1253 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x 5.25 2 . 712 - 0431 Flanged Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 16 51 . 781 - 0535 Fuel Tank Mounting Bracket 3 . 781 - 0682 Log Tray 52 . 781 - 0536 Fuel Tank Mounting Bracket 4 . 710 - 3097 Carriage Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.0 54 . 710 - 0117 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x 1.0 5 . 781 - 0323B Wedge Assembly 55 . 710 - 0514 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.0 6 . 712 - 0239 Lock Nut 1 / 2 - 20 56 . 719 - 0315 Shoulder Spacer 7 . 710 - 1018 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 2 - 20 x 2.75 57 . 714 - 0114 Key 8 . 736 - 0192 Flat Washer . 531 ID x . 93 OD 58 . 712 - 0123 Hex Screw 5 / 16 9 . 710 - 0459A Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.5 59 . 718 - 0685 Flex Coupling 10 . 781 - 0356 Floating Gib Plate 60 . 726 - 0205 Hose Clamp 11 . 781 - 0351 Adjustable Gib 61 . 751 - 0535 Fuel Line Hose 12 . 712 - 0711 Hex Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 24 62 . 781 - 0097 Rear Coupling Support Bracket 13 . 750 - 0750 Spacer 63 . 737 - 0264 Adapter 7 / 8 - 14 14 . 781 - 0537 Back Bracket 64 . 718 - 0684 Pump ( 16 gmp ) 15 . 781 - 0352A Adjustable Gib Shim 65 . 726 - 0174 Hose Clamp 16 . 781 - 0350A Fixed Gib 66 . 727 - 0451 Suction Hose 17 . 736 - 0921 Lock Washer 1 / 2 67 . 710 - 0521 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3.0 18 . 781 - 0525 Dislodger 68 . 712 - 0798 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 16 19 . 710 - 0514 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.0 69 . 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 3 / 8 20 . 681 - 0129 Beam Assembly 70 . 781 - 0680A Tube 681 - 0128 Beam Assembly ( w / o Tray ) 72 . 710 - 0411 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 4.0 21 . 714 - 0211 Cotter Pin 73 . 681 - 0110 Support Beam Assembly 22 . 718 - 0313 Hydraulic Cylinder 31 / 33 Ton 74 . 681 - 0006 Adjustable Jack Stand † 23 . 711 - 1135 Clevis Pin 75 . 710 - 0944 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 4.25 24 . 727 - 0471 Hydraulic Tube 76 . 736 - 0262 Flat Washer . 385 ID x . 870 OD 25 . 727 - 0443 Return Hose 3 / 4 ” ID x 44 ” Lg . 77 . 713 - 0433 Chain 26 . 781 - 0526 Hose Guard 78 . 750 - 0497 Spacer 27 . 726 - 0132 Hose Clamp 5 / 8 ” 79 . 727 - 0311 Hitch Coupler 28 . 737 - 0153 Return Elbow 80 . 712 - 0375 Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 16 29 . 737 - 0192 90 Degree Solid Male Adapter 81 . 712 - 3008 Hex Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 16 30 . 737 - 0235 3 / 4 ” Hose Adapter 82 . 711 - 0813 Clevis Pin 31 . 718 - 0481 Control Valve 83 . 736 - 0185 Flat Washer 32 . 737 - 0316 Filter Housing 84 . 781 - 0162 Jack Stand 33 . 723 - 0405 Oil Filter 85 . 732 - 0194 Spring Pin 34 . 727 - 0502 High Pressure Hydraulic Hose 86 . 721 - 0168 Bearing Seal 35 . 781 - 0538 Hose Guard 87 . 741 - 0987 Bearing Cone 36 . 714 - 0470 Cotter Pin 1 / 8 ” 88 . 634 - 0186 Wheel Assembly 37 . 738 - 0805 Hinge Pin 1 / 2 x 4.8 ” Lg . 89 . 634 - 0188 Rim Assembly 38 . 726 - 0214 Push Cap 90 . 736 - 0351 Flat Washer . 76 ” ID x 1.5 ” OD 39 . 732 - 0583 Compression Spring 4 ” 91 . 712 - 0359 Slotted Nut 3 / 4 - 16 40 . 736 - 0116 Flat Washer . 635 ID x . 93 OD 92 . 714 - 0162 Cotter Pin 5 / 32 ” x 1 - 1 / 4 ” Lg . 41 . 781 - 0690 Locking Rod 93 . 734 - 0873 Hub Cap 42 . 737 - 0236 Pipe Plug 94 . 681 - 0074 Light Bracket Assembly LH † 43 . 681 - 0138 Fender Assembly 95 . 625 - 0009 Tail Light Assembly † 44 . 736 - 0159 Washer 5 / 16 96 . 712 - 0292 Nut 1 / 4 - 20 45 . 710 - 0157 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x . 75 97 . 781 - 0624 Light Bracket Assembly RH † 46 . 681 - 0178 Frame Assembly 7.0 Gal 98 . 710 - 0157 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x . 75 47 . 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 99 . 712 - 0123 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 24 48 . 712 - 0123 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 24 100 . OEM - 290 - 004 Taillight Kit † 49 . 710 - 0409 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x 1.75 † If Equipped Note : Not all log splitters come equipped with a log tray . 21
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR : c . 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 ( “ MTD ” ) 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 . d . MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold MTD warrants this product against defects in material and or exported outside of the United States of America , workmanship for a period of two ( 2 ) years commencing on its possessions and territories , except those sold the date of original purchase and will , at its option , repair or through MAD’s authorized channels of export distribu - replace , free of charge , any part found to be defective in tion . material or workmanship . This limited warranty shall only No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of apply if this product has been operated and maintained in merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the applies after the applicable period of express written product , and has not been subject to misuse , abuse , com - warranty above as to the parts as identified . No other mercial use , neglect , accident , improper maintenance , express warranty or guaranty , whether written or oral , alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster . Damage resulting from the except as mentioned above , given by any person or installation or use of any accessory or attachment not entity , including a dealer or retailer , with respect to any approved by MTD Products Inc . for use with the product ( s ) product shall bind MTD . During the period of the War - covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any ranty , the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of resulting damages . the product as set forth above . ( Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to the above limitation may not apply to you . ) separate terms as follows : All normal wear part or compo - nent failures will be covered on the product for a period of The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the 90 days regardless of cause . After 90 days , but within the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales . MTD two year period , normal wear part failures will be covered shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss ONLY IF caused by defects in material or workmanship of or damages including , without limitation , expenses OTHER component parts . Normal wear parts and compo - incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care ser - nents include , but are not limited to , belts , blades , blade vices , for transportation or for related expenses , or for adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , seats , snow rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted thrower skid shoes , shave plates and tires . Batteries are product . ( Some states do not allow the exclusion or limita - covered by a 90 - day limited replacement warranty . tion of incidental or consequential damages , so the above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you . ) HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER . To locate the dealer in amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration your area , please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or of the safety features of the product shall void this War - contact the Customer Service Department of MTD PROD - ranty . You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or UCTS INC by calling 1 - 800 - 800 - 7310 or writing to P.O . Box injury to you and your property and / or to others and their 368022 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 9722 . property arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the the product . following cases : a . The engine or component parts thereof . These items This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty . Please refer the original purchaser , original lessee or the person for to the applicable manufacturer’s warranty on these whom it was purchased as a gift . items . b . Log splitter pumps , valves and cylinders have a sepa - How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This limited rate one year warranty . warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state .
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