Figure 1-9. Hood and Rotor Assembly Nomenclature
a. Bring the machine to a stop by placing the forward-
With the engine started, proceed as follows to assure
reverse lever in neutral, allowing rotor to continue to
proper mixing, blending and/ or pulverization.
1. Make sure the rotor is in the raised position pull rotor
b. Raise hood and rotor assembly by means of the
and hood lift lever back until rotor and hood clear the
control lever so both hood and rotor clear the ground.
c. Move entire machine forward to uncover the cut.
2. Place traction drive lever in working range (low).
d. Measure depth of cut and if necessary make final
3. With clutch disengaged, place rotor drive lever in
corrections to the depth control caps and rotor depth cap
either low or high range depending on the material.
as required. After this procedure is followed, return
Pulvi-Mixer a few feet behind cut and continue.
NOTE: Use high range only for light or finish
When processing materials, the operator will have to
4. Engage clutch to start rotor turning.
keep in mind the forward speed, positioning of the
tailboard, depth of cut plus the type of material being
5. Advance throttle lever so that the engine speed is
processed, blended or pulverized.
approximately 2000 rpm.
6. Lower hood and rotor gradually into material. This
CAUTION: Never attempt to engage rotor
can be done either when the machine is stationary or as
clutch to drive rotor when rotor is down on
the machine moves forward.
surface or in material. Severe torsional loads
imposed will damage driveline components.
7. Move the forward-reverse lever smoothly forward
Always have rotor raised and spinning before
until a point is reached where proper processing is
lowering into material for mixing. Lower rotor
accomplished at maximum forward speed. As soil
slowly into material.
conditions change, the