Please use only quality HIGH octane (97+) gasoline, preferably with NO Ethanol (it's okay to use regular gas if you cant get ethanol- free).... Then Mix with the proper Husqvarna 2-cycle oil mixture listed in manual. DO NOT use outboard 2-cycle oil!!!
Two stroke engines have many beneficial advantages but proper fuel mix makes a big difference in hassle free performance.
Depending on the Model you purchased , the instructions vary a little.
Original Bean Machine: Remove wooden cover from box. Place on top of the Rubbermaid cart positioning the 4” hole at the handle end of the cart. Carefully Place the foam stripping down resting on cart (this is your seal, so make sure you handle the foam seal carefully and inspect it before attaching). Very carefully position attachment to Cart.
Centering drill holes on cart lip will allow best fit and ease of insertion of hammering inserts on the curved lip surface.
First,Pay extra attention to achieving best possible centered position on the one hole at dumping edge of cart as this position gets used frequently and takes priority for location.
Locate this hole EXACTLY in the center of the cart's lip edge. Clamp into position or have 1 person securely hold in position. At this point, I like to use a very small diameter drill bit (1/16") to scribed a line from inside the hole. Drill small hole on the scribe line in center of lip, now is the time to adjust to center and enlarge to 3/8" hole. Drop a threaded knob thru attachment into the cart to hold this position.
Now, locate 2 holes on one side of cart by taking the 3/8" drill bit and scribing a line from inside the holes of the attachment." Slide attachment off and drill a small hole on the scribe line in center of lip. Now, use 3/8" bit to enlarge holes. You should have 3 holes drilled at 3/8" at this point.
Take 3 of the provided steel threaded inserts and VERY CARFULLY hammer them into the cart. You may need to slightly englared holes if you do not have success hammering them into the cart. Just be careful that holes are not too large making the insert loose fitting. Hammer to a nice flush surface. Now, set the attachment back on the cart and fasten the 3 threaded knobs.
You have TWO more holes to drill. Take the 3/8" drill bit and stick it into the 2 remaining holes and scribe a line. Remove the attachment and drill the last two holes on the scribe line in center of the lip with small drill bit, then open it up bigger with the 3/8" drill bit. Hammer in the last two inserts.
WARNING: You will need to re-attach the impeller cover to the blower before using as a leaf blower.
To fill gas/oil tank in the Original Bean Machine, tip Rubbermaid cart into its dumping position.
After installing the top cover, attach the vertical tube,then, the loose fitting 90 degree elbow with hose, and wand. Attach bungee cord to vertical tube. The wand comes loose so you can shorten if needed. Either use silicone caulk or duct tape to fasten the wand to the handle.
The Husqavarna has a nice feature, a throttle lock lever. I keep the blower locked in a top rpm position. (this switch could over time vibrate into low power setting) The on-off switch always returns to ready start position. The exhaust elbow that I include can be rotated into any position. If you are sucking in grass, I point it downward. If sucking in dirt, I point it up so as not to blow the ground dirt into a plume of dust. Always keeping in mind not to point exhaust toward human eye level.
The decibel rating for this blower is 70. Ear protection is optional. Most experts start recommending ear protection at 70 decibels. Eye protection is recommended. To keep the vacuum at top suction, I decided not to use any type of fabric/paper filter to clog up with grass or straw. So, what this means is, some hay and grass will get sucked into the cart and sucked up into the impeller and shoot out the exhaust. ….. I found this to be the most effective way to keep full suction at all times to allow excellent bean vaccum. The negative is , if you are using this inside a small room and sucking up straw, some straw will exit out the exhaust. I designed this machine for primarily picking up alpaca beans in the pasture, thus the Bean Machine. Avoid raking into pile before sucking. This doesnt work well. Suck beans where they lie.
As the cart fills with beans, tip the cart into dumping position a few times so that the beans fall toward the front. This helps to keep the cart well balanced and will allow you to completely fill the Cart with beans.
Before dumping, loosen the thumb screw at dumping end, Insert into threaded nut on corner, pull up the lid and attach the bungee.
Sometimes your hose may clog with a big clump of beans. An easy solution can be lifting wand in air to allow gravity to help push it into the cart. ANY blockage of air flow will result in loss of power. Its possible that leaves or grass could collect in narrow opening of the wooden deflector located on underside of top cover.
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