Multiquip Chainsaw MT 74FA User Manual

OPERATION AND PARTS MANUAL  
SERIES  
MODEL MT-74FA  
TAMPING RAMMER  
(ROBIN GASOLINE ENGINE)  
Revision #3 (11/08/07)  
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MT-74FA — PROPOSITION 65WARNING  
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MT-74FA TABLE OF CONTENTS  
Multiquip Tamping Rammer  
MT-74FA  
ROBIN EH-12-2D46420  
ENGINE  
Proposition 65 Warning ......................................... 2  
Table Of Contents ................................................. 4  
Parts Ordering Procedures ................................... 5  
Safety Message Alert Symbols ..........................6-7  
Rules For Safe Operation ..................................8-9  
Operation and Safety Decals .............................. 10  
General Information ............................................ 11  
Specifications ...................................................... 12  
Controls and Components .................................. 13  
Operation .......................................................14-16  
Maintenance ....................................................... 17  
Troubleshooting Guide ...................................18-19  
Explanation Of Codes In Remarks Column ........ 20  
Suggested Spare Parts ....................................... 21  
Name Plate and Decals .................................22-23  
Crankcase and Engine Assembly ..................24-27  
Guide Cylinder and Foot Assembly ...............28-29  
Tank and Handle Assembly ...........................30-33  
Crankcase and Cylinder Assembly ................34-35  
Crankshaft and Piston Assembly ...................36-37  
Muffler, Air Cleaner, Camshaft,& Carb. Assy..38-39  
Governor Assembly .......................................40-41  
Recoil Starter and Blower Assembly .............42-43  
Magneto Assembly ........................................44-45  
Carburetor Assembly .....................................46-47  
Terms and Condition Of Sale  
Parts ................ 48  
Specification and part number are  
subject to change without notice.  
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Ordering parts has never been easier!  
Choose from three easy options:  
Effective:  
January 1st, 2006  
Best Deal!  
Order via Internet (Dealers Only)  
Orderpartson-lineusingMultiquip’sSmartEquipwebsite!  
:
If you have an MQ Account, to obtain a  
Username and Password, E-mail us at:  
View Parts Diagrams  
Order Parts  
PrintSpecificationInformation  
To obtain an MQ Account, contact your  
District Sales Manager for more information.  
Use the internet and qualify for a 5% Discount  
on Standard orders for all orders which include  
complete part numbers.*  
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to log in and save!  
Order Parts  
Note: Discounts Are Subject To Change  
Fax your order in and qualify for a 2% Discount  
on Standard orders for all orders which include  
complete part numbers.*  
Order via Fax (Dealers Only)  
:
All customers are welcome to order parts via Fax.  
Domestic (US) Customers dial:  
1-800-6-PARTS-7 (800-672-7877)  
Note: Discounts Are Subject To Change  
Domestic (US) Dealers Call:  
1-800-427-1244  
Order via Phone:  
Non-Dealer Customers:  
International Customers should contact  
their local Multiquip Representatives for  
Parts Ordering information.  
Contact your local Multiquip Dealer for  
parts or call 800-427-1244 for help in  
locating a dealer near you.  
When ordering parts, please supply:  
Dealer Account Number  
Specify Preferred Method of Shipment:  
UPS/Fed Ex  
DHL  
Dealer Name and Address  
Priority One  
Ground  
Truck  
Shipping Address (if different than billing address)  
Return Fax Number  
Applicable Model Number  
Next Day  
Second/ThirdDay  
Quantity, Part Number and Description of Each Part  
All orders are treated as Standard Orders  
andwillshipthesamedayifreceivedprior  
to 3PM PST.  
WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS!  
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MT-74FA — SAFETY MESSAGE ALERT SYMBOLS  
HAZARD SYMBOLS  
FORYOUR SAFETY ANDTHE SAFETY OF OTHERS!  
Potential hazards associated with the operation of a  
MT-74FATamping Rammer will be referenced with Hazard  
Safety precautions should be followed  
at all times when operating this  
equipment. Failure to read and  
understand the Safety Messages and  
Operating Instructions could result in  
injury to yourself and others.  
Symbols which appear throughout this manual, and will be  
Lethal Exhaust Gases  
referenced in conjunction with Safety Message Alert  
Symbols.  
Lethal Exhaust Gas Hazards  
WARNING  
This Owner's Manual has been  
developed to provide complete  
instructions for the safe and efficient  
Engine exhaust gases contain  
poisonous carbon monoxide. This gas  
is colorless and odorless, and can  
cause death if inhaled. NEVER operate  
this equipment in a confined area or  
enclosed structure that does not provide  
ample free flow air.  
operation of the MQ Mikasa Model  
MT-74FA Tamping Rammer. Refer to  
the engine manufacturers instructions  
for data relative to its safe operation.  
Before using this rammer, ensure that the operating  
individual has read and understands all instructions in this  
manual.  
Explosive Fuel Hazards  
SAFETY MESSAGE ALERT SYMBOLS  
WARNING  
Gasoline is extremely flammable, and  
its vapors can cause an explosion if  
ignited. DO NOT start the engine near  
spilled fuel or combustible fluids.  
The three (3) Safety Messages shown below will inform you  
about potential hazards that could injure you or others. The  
Safety Messages specifically address the level of exposure to  
the operator, and are preceded by one of three words: DANGER,  
DO NOT fill the fuel tank while the engine is running or  
hot. DO NOT overfill tank, since spilled fuel could ignite if  
it comes into contact with hot engine parts or sparks from  
the ignition system. Store fuel in approved containers, in  
well-ventilated areas and away from sparks and flames.  
DANGER  
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY INJURED  
if you DO NOT follow these directions.  
Burn Hazards  
WARNING  
WARNING  
Engine components can generate extreme  
heat. To prevent burns, DO NOT touch  
these areas while the engine is running or  
immediately after operations. Never  
operate the engine with heat shields or heat  
guards removed.  
You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY INJURED if  
you DO NOT follow these directions.  
CAUTION  
You CAN be INJURED if you DO NOT follow  
these directions.  
Respiratory Hazards  
WARNING  
ALWAYS wear approved respiratory  
protection when required.  
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MT-74FA — SAFETY MESSAGE ALERT SYMBOLS  
Equipment Damage  
Rotating Parts Hazards  
CAUTION  
CAUTION  
Hazards  
NEVER operate equipment with covers,  
or guards removed. Keep fingers, hands,  
hair and clothing away from all moving  
parts to prevent injury.  
Other important messages are provided throughout this  
manual to help prevent damage to your light tower, other  
property, or the surrounding environment.  
Accidental Starting Hazards  
CAUTION  
ALWAYS place the ON/OFF switch in  
the OFF position when the rammer is  
not in use.  
Eye and Hearing Hazards  
CAUTION  
ALWAYS wear approved eye and  
hearing protection.  
Refueling Hazard  
DANGER  
NEVER refuel rammer when placed in truck bed with  
plastic liner.The possibility exists of explosion due to static  
electricity. When adding fuel, remove rammer from truck  
bed and place on ground.  
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MT-74FA — RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION  
NEVER touch the hot exhaust  
manifold, muffler or cylinder. Allow  
these parts to cool before servicing  
engine or rammer.  
Read this manual!  
DANGER  
Failure to follow instructions in this manual may lead  
to serious injury or even death! This equipment is to  
be operated by trained and qualified personnel only!  
This equipment is for industrial use only.  
The following safety guidelines should always be used when  
operating the MT-74FATamping Rammer:  
High Temperatures – Allow the engine to cool before  
adding fuel or performing service and maintenance  
functions. Contact with hot! components can cause serious  
burns.  
GENERAL SAFETY  
DO NOT operate or service this  
equipment before reading this entire  
manual.  
The engine section of this rammer requires an adequate  
free flow of cooling air. NEVER operate the rammer in  
any enclosed or narrow  
area where free flow of the  
air is restricted. If the air  
flow is restricted it will  
cause serious damage to  
the rammer or engine and  
This equipment should not be operated by persons under  
18 years of age.  
NEVER operate this equipment without proper protective  
clothing, shatterproof glasses, steel-toed boots and other  
protective devices required by the job.  
may cause injury to people.  
Remember the rammer's  
engine gives off DEADLY  
carbon monoxide gas.  
NEVER operate this equipment when not  
feeling well due to fatigue, illness or taking  
medicine.  
ALWAYS refuel in a well-ventilated area, away from  
sparks and open flames.  
ALWAYS use extreme caution when working with  
flammable liquids. When refueling, stop the engine and  
allow it to cool.DO NOT smoke around  
NEVER operate this equipment under the influence of  
drugs or alcohol.  
or near the machine. Fire or explosion  
could result from fuel vapors, or if fuel  
is spilled on a hot engine.  
NEVER operate the rammer in an  
explosive atmosphere or near  
combustible materials. An explosion or fire could result  
causing severe bodily harm or even death.  
ALWAYS wear proper respiratory (mask),  
hearing and eye protection equipment when  
operating the rammer.  
DO NOT smoke around or near the  
machine. Fire or explosion could result  
from fuel vapors, or if fuel is spilled on a  
hot engine.  
Whenever necessary, replace nameplate, operation and  
safety decals when they become difficult read.  
Manufacturer does not assume responsibility for any  
accident due to equipment modifications.  
Topping-off to filler port is dangerous, as it tends to spill  
fuel.  
Stop the engine when leaving the rammer unattended.  
Maintain this equipment in a safe operating condition at  
all times.  
NEVER use accessories or attachments, which are not  
recommended by Multiquip for this equipment. Damage  
to the equipment and/or injury to user may result.  
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MT-74FA — RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION  
ALWAYS stop the engine before servicing, adding fuel and  
oil.  
NEVER run engine without air filter. Severe engine may  
occur.  
ALWAYS service air cleaner frequently to prevent carburetor  
malfunction.  
ALWAYS check the machine for loosened threads or bolts  
before starting.  
MAINTENANCE  
NEVER lubricate components or attempt service on a  
running rammer.  
ALWAYS allow the rammer a proper amount of time to  
cool before servicing.  
Keep the rammer in proper running condition.  
Fix damage to the rammer immediately and always  
replace broken parts.  
ALWAYS be sure the operator is familiar with proper safety  
precautions and operations techniques before using rammer.  
ALWAYS store equipment properly when it is not being used.  
Equipment should be stored in a clean, dry location out of  
the reach of children.  
Dispose of hazardous waste properly. Examples of  
potentially hazardous waste are used motor oil, fuel  
and fuel filters.  
DO NOT use food or plastic containers to dispose of  
hazardous waste.  
DO NOT operate this equipment unless all guards and  
safety devices are attached and in place.  
CAUTION must be exercised while servicing this equipment.  
Rotating and moving parts can cause injury if contacted.  
Keep all inexperienced and unauthorized people away  
from the equipment at all times.  
Unauthorized equipment modifications will void all  
warranties.  
EMERGENCIES  
ALWAYS know the location of the nearest fire  
extinguisher and first aid kit.  
NEVER pour or spray water over the engine.  
Test the engine ON/OFF switch before operating. The  
purpose of this switch is to shut down the engine of the  
rammer.  
In emergencies always know the location of  
the nearest phone or keep a phone on the job  
site. Also know the phone numbers of the  
nearest ambulance, doctor and fire  
department. This information will be invaluable  
in the case of an emergency.  
Refer to the ROBIN Engine Owner's Manual for engine  
technical questions or information recommended by  
Multiquip for this equipment.  
TRANSPORTING  
ALWAYS shutdown engine before transporting.  
Tighten fuel tank cap securely and close fuel cock to  
prevent fuel from spilling.  
Drain fuel when transporting rammer over long distances  
or bad roads.  
When placing the rammer inside a truck-bed for transport,  
always tie-down the rammer  
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MT-74FA — OPERATION AND SAFETY DECALS  
Machine Safety Decals  
The MQ Mikasa tamping rammer is equipped with a number of safety decals.These decals are provided for operator safety and  
maintenance information. Figure 1 and 1A below and preceeding page illustrates these decals as they appear on the machine.  
Should any of these decals become unreadable, replacements can be obtained from your dealer.  
Figure 1. Rammer Operation and Safety Decals  
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