Maintenance

Maintenance Performed Every Day

  1. Lubricate grease fittings as shown per diagram below.
  2. Clean mixer thoroughly after each use.
  3. Check engine oil level per instructions in engine owner's manual.
  4. Visually check all bolts, nuts, etc. for tightness and condition, and tighten with the proper tools.

Maintenance Performed Every 40 Hours Of Operation

  1. Check V-Belt tension and adjust as necessary.
  2. Check tire pressure. Inflate to pressure recommended on the side-wall of the tire.
  3. Check engine owner's manual for necessary periodic maintenance such as engine oil change, air filter cleaning etc.
  4. Check gear mesh & adjust/replace as necessary.
  5. Lubricate grease fittings on axle.

Maintenance Performed Each Year

  1. Remove V-Belt(s). Remove bowl shaft cotter pin. Tighten bowl shaft nut until mixing bowl is hard to rotate by hand. If bowl shaft turns when you try to tighten the nut, you will need to tighten the setscrew located near the bowl shaft nut first.
  2. Loosen the bowl shaft nut until the mixing bowl rotates easily by hand and the cotter pin can be inserted in the bowl shaft. Install the cotter pin and V-Belts.

Wheel Maintenance Performed Each Year

Grease wheel bearings once each year, Jack up the mixer and remove the dust cap, cotter pin and nut on each wheel. Pull the wheel off the spindle carefully. Avoid letting the outside bearing fall to the ground while removing the wheel. Remove the wheel grease seals. Inspect all bearings and races for wear and replace as necessary. Pack all bearings with automotive wheel bearing grease. Reassemble the wheels, being careful not to let the bearings become contaminated with dirt or other foreign matter. Tighten the spindle nut until the wheel stops rotating freely. Then loosen the nut until the wheel turns freely again and the cotter pin can be installed (usually 1/8 to 1/4 of a turn). Install the dust caps. Check Tire Pressure. Inflate to pressure recommended on the side-wall of the tire.

Fluid Levels

Check engine owner's manual for necessary periodic maintenance such as engine oil change, air filter cleaning, etc. Check oil level in transmission (model 1295). There are three oil plugs: one on top for filling, one on bottom for draining and one on the side for oil level.