Operating instructions

C8 Rotavator
C8/0712 Page 11
Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY
Unable to select gear Pressure washing has removed
lubrication of gear lever detent
ball.
Grease the detent ball and
quadrant.
Unable to pull engine over Machine has been tipped on
side for cleaning and engine
oilhaslledthecylinderbore
causing a hydraulic lock.
Remove spark plug and air
lter.Standtoonesideand
pull over engine to clean out oil.
Changeengineoilandairlter.
Clean spark plug.
Machine suddenly leaps
forward whilst cultivating
Newsetoftineshasbeentted
the wrong way round.
Checkttingandretif
necessary.
Centre knife is worn out or
missing.
Check centre knife and replace
if necessary.
Centre knife lifted too high on
hard ground.
Lower centre knife.
No drive to wheels or
digging unit
Check gearbox oil level. Top up if necessary with API
GL-580w/90oil(seepage8).
Engine smokes There may be petrol in the
engine oil due to fuel tap being
left on during transportation.
Change engine oil.
Contaminatedairlter. Replace element.
NOTES:
* Pressure washing machines remove lubricating grease as well as dirt. It is imperative all linkages,
especially the gear speed lever detent ball, are kept well greased otherwise they will become
difculttooperateandcausedamage.
* DO NOT allow maximum engine speed to exceed 3600rpm.