Multiquip Drums MTR40SF User Manual

OperatiOn and parts Manual  
series  
MOdel Mtr40sf  
taMping raMMer  
(rOBin eH092f gasOline engine)  
Revision #0 (11/28/12)  
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prOpOsitiOn 65 warning  
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nOtes  
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taBle Of COntents  
robin eH09-2f engine  
Mtr40sf rammer  
Proposition 65 Warning ........................................... 2  
Table Of Contents.................................................... 4  
Parts Ordering Procedures...................................... 5  
Safety Information ................................................ 6-9  
Specifications ........................................................ 10  
General Information............................................... 11  
Components .......................................................... 12  
Basic Engine.......................................................... 13  
Inspection ......................................................... 14-15  
Operation.......................................................... 16-17  
Maintenance..................................................... 18-20  
Troubleshooting ................................................ 21-23  
Explanation Of Code In Remarks Column............. 24  
Suggested Spare Parts ......................................... 25  
Crankcase Assy................................................ 42-43  
Crankshaft, Piston Assy..............................................44-45  
Intake, Exhaust Assy......................................... 46-47  
Carburetor Assy................................................ 48-49  
Air Cleaner Assy............................................... 50-51  
Governor, OperationAssy...................................... 52-53  
Blower Housing Assy........................................ 54-55  
Recoil Starter Assy. .......................................... 56-57  
Electric Device Assy.......................................... 58-59  
Accessories...................................................... 60-61  
Terms And Conditions Of Sale — Parts ................ 62  
Component drawings  
NOTICE  
Nameplates And Decals................................... 26-27  
Crankcase And Engine Assy............................ 28-31  
Guide Cylinder Assy......................................... 32-33  
Fuel Tank And Handle Assy.............................. 34-35  
Foot Assy.......................................................... 36-37  
Narrow Foot Assy. (Option)............................... 38-39  
Trench Shoe Assy............................................. 40-41  
Specifications and part numbers are subject to change  
without notice.  
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parts Ordering prOCedures  
Ordering parts has never been easier!  
Choose from three easy options:  
Effective:  
January 1st, 2006  
best deal!  
order via internet (dealers only):  
Order parts on-line using Multiquip’s SmartEquip website!  
If you have an MQ Account, to obtain a Username  
and Password, E-mail us at: parts@multiquip.  
com.  
I View Parts Diagrams  
I Order Parts  
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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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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:  
order via phone:  
1-800-427-1244  
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:  
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DHL  
Truck  
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Priority One  
Ground  
shipping address (if different than billing address)  
Return fax number  
I Next Day  
Second/Third Day  
applicable Model number  
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Quantity, part number and description of each part  
NOTICE  
All orders are treated as Standard Orders and will  
ship the same day if received prior to 3PM PST.  
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safety infOrMatiOn  
Do not operate or service the equipment before reading  
the entire manual. 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.  
Potential hazards associated with the operation of this  
equipment will be referenced with hazard symbols which  
may appear throughout this manual in conjunction with  
safety messages.  
safeTy Messages  
The four 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 four words:  
dangeR, WaRning, CauTion or noTiCe.  
safeTy syMbols  
dangeR  
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,  
Will result in deaTH or seRious inJuRy.  
WaRning  
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,  
Could result in deaTH or seRious inJuRy.  
CauTion  
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,  
Could result in MinoR or ModeRaTe inJuRy.  
NOTICE  
Addresses practices not related to personal injury.  
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safety infOrMatiOn  
„ 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.  
geneRal safeTy  
CauTion  
„ neveR operate this equipment without proper protective  
clothing, shatterproof glasses, respiratory protection,  
hearing protection, steel-toed boots and other protective  
devices required by the job or city and state regulations.  
RaMMeR safeTy  
dangeR  
„ neveRoperatetheequipmentinanexplosive  
atmosphereornearcombustiblematerials.An  
explosion or fire could result causing severe  
bodily harm or even death.  
„ neveR operate this equipment when not  
feeling well due to fatigue, illness or when  
under medication.  
„ neveR operate this equipment under the influence of  
drugs or alcohol.  
WaRning  
„ neveR disconnect any emergency or safety devices.  
These devices are intended for operator safety.  
Disconnection of these devices can cause severe injury,  
bodily harm or even death.Disconnection of any of these  
devices will void all warranties.  
„ alWays check the equipment for loosened threads or  
bolts before starting.  
„ do noT use this machine on ground that is harder than  
the machine can handle, or for driving pilings or tamping  
rock beds. Furthermore, use of the machine on sloping  
ground, such as the side of an embankment, may make  
the machine unstable and can cause an accident. It can  
also result in premature machine wear due to uneven  
loads on the machine.  
„ do noT use the equipment for any purpose other than  
its intended purposes or applications.  
NOTICE  
„ This equipment should only be operated by trained and  
qualified personnel 18 years of age and older.  
„ Whenever necessary, replace nameplate, operation and  
safety decals when they become difficult read.  
Use the machine with confidence for tamping earth and  
sand, soil, gravel, and asphalt.do noT use the machine  
for other types of jobs.  
„ Manufacturer does not assume responsibility for any  
accident due to equipment modifications. Unauthorized  
equipment modification will void all warranties.  
CauTion  
„ neveR lubricate components or attempt service on a  
running machine.  
„ neveR use accessories or attachments that are not  
recommended by Multiquip for this equipment. Damage  
to the equipment and/or injury to user may result.  
NOTICE  
„ alWays keep the machine in proper running condition.  
„ alWays know the location of the nearest  
fire extinguisher.  
„ Fix damage to machine and replace any broken parts  
immediately.  
„ alWays know the location of the nearest  
first aid kit.  
„ 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 and unauthorized personnel.  
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safety infOrMatiOn  
engine safeTy  
dangeR  
fuel safeTy  
dangeR  
„ The engine fuel exhaust gases contain poisonous carbon  
monoxide. This gas is colorless and odorless, and can  
cause death if inhaled.  
„ DO NOT add fuel to equipment if it is placed inside truck  
bed with plastic liner. Possibility exists of explosion or  
fire due to static electricity.  
„ The engine of this equipment  
requiresanadequatefreeow  
of cooling air.neveR operate  
thisequipmentinanyenclosed  
ornarrowareawherefreeow  
of the air is restricted.If the air  
flow is restricted it will cause  
injury to people and property  
and serious damage to the  
equipment or engine.  
WaRning  
„ do noT place hands or fingers inside engine  
compartment when engine is running.  
„ neveR operate the engine with heat shields or  
guards removed.  
„ do noT start the engine near spilled fuel or combustible  
fluids. Fuel is extremely flammable and its vapors can  
cause an explosion if ignited.  
„ do noT remove the engine oil drain plug  
while the engine is hot. Hot oil will gush  
out of the oil tank and severely scald any  
persons in the general area of the rammer.  
„ alWays refuel in a well-ventilated area, away from  
sparks and open flames.  
„ alWays use extreme caution when working with  
flammable liquids.  
CauTion  
„ neveR touch the hot exhaust manifold,  
muffler or cylinder.Allow these parts to cool  
before servicing equipment.  
„ 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.  
NOTICE  
„ neveR run engine without an air filter or with a dirty air  
filter.Severe engine damage may occur.Service air filter  
frequently to prevent engine malfunction.  
„ Store fuel in appropriate containers, in well-ventilated  
areas and away from sparks and flames.  
„ neveR tamper with the factory settings  
of the engine or engine governor. Damage  
to the engine or equipment can result  
if operating in speed ranges above the  
maximum allowable.  
„ neveR use fuel as a cleaning agent.  
„ do noT smoke around or near the  
equipment. Fire or explosion could result  
from fuel vapors or if fuel is spilled on a  
hot engine.  
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safety infOrMatiOn  
TRanspoRTing safeTy  
CauTion  
„ NEVER allow any person or animal to stand underneath  
the equipment while lifting.  
NOTICE  
„ Before lifting, make sure that the equipment parts (hook  
and vibration insulator) are not damaged and screws are  
not loose or missing.  
„ Always make sure crane or lifting device has been  
properly secured to the lifting bail (hook) of the  
equipment.  
„ alWays shutdown engine before transporting.  
„ neveR lift the equipment while the engine is running.  
„ Tighten fuel tank cap securely and close fuel cock to  
prevent fuel from spilling.  
„ Use adequate lifting cable (wire or rope) of sufficient  
strength.  
„ Use one point suspension hook and lift straight  
upwards.  
„ do noT lift machine to unnecessary heights.  
„ alWays tie down equipment during transport by  
securing the equipment with rope.  
„ Never allow any person or animal to stand underneath the  
equipment while lifting.  
enviRonMenTal safeTy  
NOTICE  
„ 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 pour waste, oil or fuel directly onto the ground,  
down a drain or into any water source.  
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speCifiCatiOns  
Table 1. Rammer specifications  
43.7 in. (1,110 mm))  
Overall Height  
Overall Width  
13.8 in. (351 mm)  
24.5 in. (622 mm)  
Over Length  
Shoe Size (W x L)  
No. of Impacts Per Minute  
Tamping Area  
5.9 x 10.6 in. (150 x 270 mm)  
650 ~ 699  
1,453 sq. ft. per hr (135 sq.m per hr)  
1,215 lbs./blow ( 550 kg/blow)  
Automatic Centrifugal  
30 fpm (9 mpm))  
Impact Force  
Clutch  
Travel Speed  
Stroke (Jump Height)  
Operating Weight  
2.2 in. (55 mm)  
101 lbs. (46 kg)  
Table 2. engine specifications  
Model  
Type  
Robin EH092F45010 Engine  
Air-cooled 4-stroke, single cylinder, OHV,  
horizontal shaft gasoline engine  
2.01 in. X 1.65 in.  
(51 mm x 42 mm)  
Bore x Stroke  
Piston Displacement  
Max. Output  
5.24 cu. in (86 cm3)  
3.3 H.P./4100 R.P.M. (2.5 kW))  
Unleaded gasoline  
Fuel  
Fuel Tank Capacity  
Lube Oil Capacity  
Speed Control Method  
Spark Plug  
2.1 quarts (2.0 liters)  
0.79 gal. (0.3 liters)  
Centrifugal Fly-weight Type  
NKG BMR4A  
Air Cleaner  
Dual Element Type  
Ignition System  
Starting Method  
Flywheel Magneto (Soild State)  
Recoil Start  
9.1 x 11.6 X 13.0 in.  
(232 X 295 X 330 mm.)  
Dimension (L x W x H)  
Dry Net Weight  
Dry Net Weight 20.7 lbs. (9.4 Kg.)  
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general infOrMatiOn  
The Multiquip MTR40SF tamping rammer is a powerful  
compacting tool capable of applying a tremendous force  
in consecutive impacts to a soil surface. Its applications  
include soil compacting for r backfilling for gas pipelines,  
water pipelines and cable installation work.  
CauTion  
Before starting operation check the lifting  
handle to:  
The impact force of the MTR40SF levels and uniformly  
compacts voids between soil particles to increase dry  
density.  
1. Make sure that there is no damage on the bolts.  
2. Make sure that there is no crack or breakage on  
handle.  
Circular motion is converted to create impact force.  
The MTR40SF tamping rammer develops a powerful  
compacting force at the foot of the rammer. To maintain  
optimum performance, proper operation and service are  
essential.  
3. Make sure that there is no fissure on the surface.  
If there is any abnormality or damage, replace  
with new one.  
For operation:  
The MTR40SF is equipped with an air cooled, four- cycle  
gasoline engine. Transmission of the power takes place  
by increasing the engine speed to engage the centrifugal  
clutch.  
This handle is to be used to lift up the shoe part of  
the machine with the body laid down on the ground  
or truck bed.  
1. Use proper lifting techniques to avoid back injury.  
This handle is for manual lifting only.  
The Mikasa MTR40SF uses zerk grease fittings to lubricate  
the spring cylinder and crankcase bearings.Lubricate these  
grease fittings as indicated in the maintenance section of  
this manual.  
2. Do not use this handle as a rammer lift point. Use  
the lifting point on the top of the machine.  
3. Do not move the rammer with the lifting handle  
and the front rollers more than 16 feet (5 meters).  
Before starting the MTR40SF Tamping Rammer identify  
and understand the function of the controls.  
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COMpOnents  
8
7
1
3
2
9
6
11  
5
11  
10  
4
Figure 1. MTR40SF Rammer  
7. Handle To operate rammer GRIP handle assembly  
firmly on both sides.  
Figure 1 shows the location of the controls and components  
for the MTR40SF Tamping Rammer.The functions of each  
control is described below:  
8. fuel Tank/Cap — Remove this cap to add unleaded  
gasoline to the fuel tank. Make sure cap is tightened  
securely. do noT over fill.  
1. Throttle lever — Used to adjust engine speed (rpm).  
Move lever forward (SLOW) to reduce engine speed,  
move lever back toward operator (FAST) to increase  
speed.  
WaRning  
Adding fuel to the tank should be  
accomplished only when the engine is  
stopped and has had an opportunity to  
cool down. In the event of a fuel spill, do  
noT attempt to start the engine until the  
fuel residue has been completely wiped up, and the  
area surrounding the engine is dry.  
2. fuel shut-offvalve — Supplies fuel from the fuel tank  
to the engine.To begin fuel flow, move the fuel shut-off  
valve downward.  
3. primary air Cleaner — Pre-cleans (first stage) dirt  
and other debris from entering the engine.  
4. foot — Laminated wood with tempered steel plate for  
superior shock absorption.  
9. engine air Cleaner — Prevents dirt (second stage)  
and other debris from entering the engine.  
5. grip — When transporting the rammer, carry it by  
griping the handle.  
10. dust sleeve — Prevents dust and debris from entering  
into the spring cylinder.  
6. nameplate — Displays information regarding the  
rammer.  
11. Zerk fittings — Lubricates main springs and  
crankcase bearings.  
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BasiC engine  
Figure 2. Robin Engine  
The engine (Figure 2) must be checked for proper  
NOTICE  
lubrication and filled with fuel prior to operation. Refer  
to the manufacturer's engine manual for instructions and  
details of operation and servicing.  
Operating the engine without an air filter, with a  
damaged air filter, or a filter in need of replacement  
will allow dirt to enter the engine, causing rapid engine  
wear.  
1. secondary air Cleaner — Prevents dirt and other  
debris from entering the fuel system. Remove wing-  
nut on top of air filter cannister to gain access to filter  
element.  
5. Recoil starter (pull rope) — Manual-starting method.  
Pull the starter grip until resistance is felt, then pull  
briskly and smoothly.  
2. Choke lever — Used when starting the engine.  
Normally used in cold weather conditions. In cold  
weather turn the choke lever to the fully closed  
position, in warm weather set choke lever half way or  
completely open.  
6. Muffler — Used to reduce noise and emissions.  
WaRning  
Engine components can generate  
extreme heat.To prevent burns, do  
noT touch these areas while the  
engine is running or immediately  
after operating. neveR operate the  
engine with the muffler removed.  
3. spark plug — Provides spark to the ignition system.  
Set spark plug gap to 0.02 - 0.03 inch (0.6 - 0.7 mm).  
Clean spark plug once a week.  
4. engine on/off switch — Controls the starting and  
stopping of the engine. Switch must be in the "ON"  
position when starting the engine.  
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inspeCtiOn  
This section is intended to assist the operator with the  
inspection of the rammer. It is extremely important that  
this section be read carefully before attempting to operate  
the rammer.  
fuel  
1. This rammer is equipped with a two-cycled gasoline  
engine. Use only unleaded gasoline. High test ethyl  
gasoline is not recommended.  
„ do noT use your rammer until this section is thoroughly  
understood.  
2. If fuel is low, remove the fuel filler cap (Figure 4) and  
fill with onlyunleaded gasoline. Motor fuels are highly  
flammable and can be dangerous if mishandled. do  
noT smoke while refueling. do noT attempt to refuel  
the rammer if the engine is hot or running.  
„ Check all nuts, bolts fasteners for tightness. Retighten  
as necessary.  
„ Clean any dirt from the recoil starter and engine cooling  
fins. Wipe the entire rammer clean before operating.  
„ Replace any missing or damaged Safety Operation  
decals.It is extremely important that this section be read  
carefully before attempting to operate the rammer. do  
noT use your rammer until this section is thoroughly  
understood.  
prior to operation  
1. When transporting the rammer, carry it by the grip  
handle located on the body (Figure 3).  
Figure 4. Fuel Tank  
engine oil Check  
1. To check the engine oil level, place the rammer on  
secure level ground with the engine stopped.  
2. Remove the filler cap/dipstick from the engine oil filler  
hole (Figure 5) and wipe it clean.  
Figure 3. Grip Handle  
Main spring and Crankcase lubrication  
1. There are 2 grease fittings (Figure 18) that require  
lubrication of the main springs. Lubricate these fittings  
as outlined in the maintenance section of this manual.  
2. There are 2 grease fittings (Figure 19) that require  
lubrication of the crankcase.Lubricate these fittings as  
outlined in the maintenance section of this manual.to  
replenish it often (Figure 5).  
Figure 5. Engine Oil Dipstick  
3. Insert and remove the dipstick without screwing it into  
the filler neck.Check the oil level shown on the dipstick.  
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inspeCtiOn  
4. If the oil level is low (Figure 6), fill to the edge of the  
oil fillerhole with the recommended oil type (Table 3).  
Maximum oil capacity is .079 gallons (0.3 liters).  
Figure 6. Oil Level  
.
Table 3. Motor oil grade  
Grade of motor oil  
Season or Temperature  
(higher than MS class)  
Spring, Summer or Autumn  
SAE 30  
+120° F to +15° F  
Winter  
+40° F to +15° F  
SAE 30  
Below +15° F  
SAE 10W-30  
geneRal inspeCTion  
1. Check all nuts, bolts fasteners for tightness. Retighten  
as necessary.  
2. Clean any dirt from the recoil starter and foot pedestal.  
Wipe the entire unit clean before operating.  
3. Replace any missing or damaged Safety Operation  
decals.  
4. Adjust height of handle. Adjust handle by loosening  
nuts and moving handle to suit operation. Retighten  
nuts.  
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