Husqvarna Lawn Mower Accessory 70 LP User Manual

MODEL 70 LP  
OWNER’S MANUAL  
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4. Attach ON/OFF control to the upper  
Handle Grip  
handle using (2) #10 x 3/4” slotted  
sheet metal screws. Slide handle grips  
onto the handle cross tube. Soapy  
water will ease installation. (Do not use  
petroleum based products).  
ON/OFF Control  
Clamp  
Bracket  
ON/OFF Cable  
#10 x 3/4”  
Sheet Metal Screws  
Clamp  
5. Secure On/Off cable to the clamp  
bracket using the cable clamp and  
#10-24 x 5/8” screw and locknut as  
shown but do not tighten. Place On/  
Off control in the “ON” position and  
set the rate retting dial to the  
#10-24 x 5/8”  
Screw & Locknut  
“WASH” position. Pull cable away  
from hopper sliding it in the cable  
clamp until the shut off plate stops  
against the rate setting dial. Tighten  
cable clamp securely. To check  
spreader for complete shutoff, pull  
the On/Off control lever back to the  
“OFF” position. Check to make sure  
hole in the hopper is completely  
closed. If not, loosen the cable  
ON  
Rate Setting  
Shut Off  
Dial  
Plate  
clamp and slide the cable forward  
until the hole in hopper is closed.  
Re-tighten bolt and check shutoff.  
Screen  
Screen Clips  
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. Insert screen into hopper by sliding  
it under the screen clips.  
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OPERATION  
1. Check the product package for the rate  
setting, and recommended swath width. Turn  
the spreader off by pulling the lever to the  
“OFF” position as shown.  
OFF  
2. The rate setting is adjusted by rotating the  
rate cam to the desired setting. The rate cam  
locks at each setting.  
3. Always fill the spreader on the driveway or  
sidewalk-not on the lawn. Make sure spreader is  
in the “OFF” position. Empty after each use.  
4. Start spreader moving, then open spreader  
by moving the lever to the “ON” position.  
Always push spreader, never pull. Pull the lever  
to the “OFF position to close spreader.  
5. Hold handle so top of spreader is level. Tipping  
the spreader too far can cause uneven spreading.  
SPREAD  
SWATH  
APPROX. 8 to  
14 FEET ON  
CENTER  
6. The settings and swath widths on the product  
label are recommended starting points. Always  
check the delivery rate and pattern on a small area  
before treating a large area. Actual delivery rate  
can vary due to weather conditions, operating  
variables, and condition of the product being  
applied. See “HOW TO DETERMINE SPREADER  
SETTING AND SWATH WIDTH” for details.  
8. Empty spreader after each use. Return  
leftover material to its original container.  
7. Push spreader 2 1/2 m.p.h. (18 feet in 5  
seconds) for full 8’ to 14’ spread pattern when  
applying fertilizer products. Apply header strips  
at each end of area to be treated then space  
trips across the area as shown.  
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HOW TO DETERMINE SPREADER  
SETTINGS AND SPREAD WIDTH  
Two major factors should be considered when determining correct spreader settings of any  
product:  
1. The product application rate, or the amount of material applied per 1,000 square feet.  
2. The effective pattern width, or the actual width in which material is applied. Label settings  
are a guide and can be affected by numerous factors.  
EFFECTIVE PATTERN WIDTH  
A simple visual pattern test can be  
made by operating the spreader over a  
non-turf area and evaluating the pattern.  
A more accurate method is to place a  
row of common, disposable, aluminum  
cake pans approximately 1 foot on  
centers. Set the rate cam at a middle  
setting and make 3 or 4 passes in the  
same direction as shown. Pour the  
material collected from each pan into  
individual bottles of the same size. Set  
them side by side in order, and visually  
inspect their volume. The effective  
pattern width is the distance out from  
the spreader to a point where the  
amount of material is 1/2 the average  
amount in the center pans. This  
distance is multiplied by 2 to achieve  
the total effective pattern width.  
APPLICATION RATE  
Knowing the effective pattern width (for example, Weigh out between 15 to 20 lbs. of  
10 feet), measure a distance equal to 100 square  
feet (10’ x 10’ area covered). Determine the  
product coverage is pounds/ 100 sq. ft. by taking  
the weight of the product and dividing it by the  
recommended square foot coverage (add two  
zeroes to the weight of the bag).  
material and spread over the 100 sq. ft.  
area. Weigh remaining material left in  
hopper and adjust rate setting as  
required. Repeat test until application  
rate is correct.  
EXAMPLE: Product weight: 25 lbs.  
sq. ft. coverage: 5,000 sq. ft.  
2500 lbs. - 5,000 sq. ft.  
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= .5 lbs. / 100 sq. ft.  
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RATE SETTING CONVERSION  
70 LPsettings for those units listed.  
The following provides approximate  
70 LP  
Setting  
2
G
E
I
3
H
F
4
J
5
K
6
M
I
7
N
J
8
N1/2  
K
9
O
L
10  
P1/2  
11  
Q
12  
R
M
6
13  
S
14  
T
15  
U
16  
V
17  
X
18  
Z
Prizelawn  
BF-1 /SS,HVO,  
CBRlll, Setting  
Lesco  
Hi-WHEEL  
Setting  
G
2
H
S
N
O
7
V
P
R
S
Scott  
Speedy Green  
Setting  
J
M
3
P
4
Q
5
U
8
X
Z
Scotts  
R8A/SR-1,  
AP&SR2000  
Setting  
L
O
T
W
The following provides approximate  
70 LP settings when only the product weight, square  
foot coverage, and visual inspection of the material is available.  
APPROX.  
SPREAD  
WIDTH  
FERTILIZER  
PARTICLE SIZE  
BAG RATE  
Pounds of fertilizer used per  
1,000 sq. ft. of coverage  
APPROX.  
SETTING  
5
10  
15  
5
10  
15  
1
6
9
11  
5
7
9
12 FT.  
12 FT.  
12 FT.  
10 FT.  
10 FT.  
10 FT.  
10 FT.  
10 FT.  
10 FT.  
8 FT.  
Large, heavy  
particles  
Medium- mixed  
particles  
2
4
5
Small particles  
(nitrogen)  
2
3
5
6
9
11  
4
5
Mixed size particles  
-some fines  
10  
15  
5
10  
15  
8 FT.  
8 FT.  
6 FT.  
To  
8 FT.  
Light weight  
particles  
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The conversions should be used as guidelines for establishing proper rate settings for the particular product  
being applied. Steps for obtaining the most accurate settings are outlined in the “How to Determine Spreader  
Settings and Spread Width” section of this manual.  
These settings are approximate and may vary due to physical characteristics of the product. Walking speed.  
wear, condition of the turf and humidity, may cause actual rate setting to deviate. No expressed nor implied  
warranty or guarantee is provided as to coverage or uniformity indicated by these rate settings.  
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MAINTENANCE  
1. Never store unused material in spreader. Return  
unused product to its original container.  
Oil Impeller Shaft  
Bearing In Hopper  
2. Open and wash spreader thoroughly after each  
use and dry completely in sun or heated area.  
3. Oil the axle bearings, impeller shaft bearing in  
hopper.  
4. Remove gear cover and wash gears thoroughly.  
Oil all bearing areas and face of gear teeth. Re-  
install gear cover.  
5. Gear mesh should be checked on a regular basis  
during high use periods. Clearance between the  
axle gear and pinion gear should be minimal but not  
tight. If adjustment is necessary, loosen axle collar  
set screw and hold gears together. Slide axle collar  
against the gear support and tighten axle collar set  
screw. Spin drive wheel. Gears should run freely  
and smoothly.  
Oil  
Axle Collar  
6. Impeller surface should be cleaned periodically to  
remove build-up of product. Build-up can cause the  
spread pattern to change.  
7. Tire pressure should be 20-25 PSI.  
Oil  
Oil  
NOTES  
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