Multiquip Food Saver STXD6i User Manual

OperatiOn Manual  
MODel StxD6i  
hyDraulic riDe-On trOwel  
(yanMar 4tnV84t-Z-DSa2 DieSel enGine)  
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prOpOSitiOn 65 warninG  
Diesel engine exhaust and some of  
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SilicOSiS/reSpiratOry warninGS  
Grinding/cutting/drilling of masonry, concrete, metal and  
other materials with silica in their composition may give  
off dust or mists containing crystalline silica. Silica is a  
basic component of sand, quartz, brick clay, granite and  
numerous other minerals and rocks. Repeated and/or  
substantial inhalation of airborne crystalline silica can  
cause serious or fatal respiratory diseases, including  
silicosis. In addition, California and some other  
authorities have listed respirable crystalline silica as a  
substance known to cause cancer. When cutting such  
materials, always follow the respiratory precautions  
mentioned above.  
Grinding/cutting/drilling of masonry, concrete, metal and  
other materials can generate dust, mists and fumes  
containing chemicals known to cause serious or fatal  
injury or illness, such as respiratory disease, cancer,  
birth defects or other reproductive harm. If you are  
unfamiliar with the risks associated with the particular  
process and/or material being cut or the composition of  
the tool being used, review the material safety data  
sheet and/or consult your employer, the material  
manufacturer/supplier, governmental agencies such as  
OSHA and NIOSH and other sources on hazardous  
materials. California and some other authorities, for  
instance, have published lists of substances known to  
cause cancer, reproductive toxicity, or other harmful  
Control dust, mist and fumes at the source where  
possible. In this regard use good work practices and  
follow the recommendations of the manufacturers or  
suppliers, OSHA/NIOSH, and occupational and trade  
associations. Water should be used for dust  
suppression when wet cutting is feasible. When the  
hazards from inhalation of dust, mists and fumes cannot  
be eliminated, the operator and any bystanders should  
always wear a respirator approved by NIOSH/MSHA for  
the materials being used.  
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table Of cOntentS  
StxD6i ride-On trowel  
Proposition 65 Warning ........................................... 2  
Silicosis/Respiratory Warnings................................ 3  
Table Of Contents.................................................... 4  
Training Checklist .................................................... 6  
Daily Pre-Operation Checklist ................................. 7  
Safety Information ................................................ 8-3  
Lifting And Transporting......................................... 14  
Specifications ........................................................ 15  
Dimensions............................................................ 16  
General Information............................................... 17  
Components ..................................................... 18-19  
Basic Engine.......................................................... 20  
Inspection ......................................................... 21-22  
Setup ..................................................................... 23  
Operation.......................................................... 24-29  
Maintenance..................................................... 30-35  
Troubleshooting ................................................ 36-39  
Specifications are subject to change without notice.  
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traininG checkliSt  
Training checklist  
Read operation manual  
Machine layout, location of  
components, checking of engine  
and hydraulic oil levels  
Fuel system, refueling procedure  
Operation of spray and lights  
Operation of controls (machine  
not running)  
Safety controls, safety stop switch  
Emergency stop procedures  
Startup of machine, pre-heat,  
engine choke  
Maintaining a hover  
Matching blade pitch. Twin-Pitch™  
Concrete finishing techniques  
Shutdown of machine  
Lifting of machine (lift loops)  
Machine transport and storage  
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Daily pre-OperatiOn checkliSt  
daily pre-Operation checklist  
Engine oil level  
Hydraulic oil level  
Radiator coolant level  
Condition of blades  
Blade pitch operation  
Safety stop switch operation  
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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 Hazard  
safeTy messages  
Lethal exhaust gas hazards  
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.  
Explosive fuel hazards  
Burn hazards  
safeTy symBOLs  
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,  
WILL result in deaTh or seRIOus INJuRy.  
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,  
cOuLd result in deaTh or seRIOus INJuRy.  
Rotating parts hazards  
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,  
cOuLd result in mINOR or mOdeRaTe INJuRy.  
Pressurized fluid hazards  
Addresses practices not related to personal injury.  
Hydraulic fluid hazards  
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Safety infOrMatiOn  
geNeRaL safeTy  
„ This equipment should only be operated by trained and  
qualified personnel 18 years of age and older.  
„ 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.  
„ 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. Unauthorized  
equipment modification will void all warranties.  
„ 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.  
„ Avoid wearing jewelry or loose fitting clothes that may  
snag on the controls or moving parts as this can cause  
serious injury.  
„ aLWays know the location of the nearest  
fire extinguisher.  
„ NeveR operate this equipment when not  
feeling well due to fatigue, illness or when  
under medication.  
„ aLWays know the location of the nearest  
first aid kit.  
„ NeveR operate this equipment under the  
influence of drugs or alcohol.  
„ 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  
„ aLWays clear the work area of any debris, tools, etc.  
that would constitute a hazard while the equipment is  
in operation.  
„ No one other than the operator is to be in the working  
area when the equipment is in operation.  
„ dO NOT use the equipment for any purpose other than  
its intended purposes or applications.  
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Safety infOrMatiOn  
TROWeL safeTy  
„ aLWays keep the machine in proper running condition.  
„ Fix damage to machine and replace any broken parts  
„ Engine fuel exhaust gases contain poisonous carbon  
monoxide. This gas is colorless and odorless, and can  
cause death if inhaled.  
„ 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.  
„ The engine of this equipment requires an adequate free  
flow of cooling air.NeveR operate this equipment in any  
enclosed or narrow area  
„ A safety manual for operating and maintenance  
personnel of concrete power trowels produced by the  
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) can be  
obtained for a fee by ordering through their website at  
where free flow 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.  
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eNgINe safeTy  
„ NeveRoperatetheequipmentinanexplosive  
explosion or fire could result causing severe  
bodily harm or even death.  
„ dO NOT place hands or fingers inside engine  
compartment when engine is running.  
„ NeveR operate the engine with heat shields or  
guards removed.  
„ If applicable, NeveR use your hand to find  
hydraulic leaks. Use a piece of wood or  
cardboard. Hydraulic fluid injected into the  
skin must be treated by a knowledgeable  
physician immediately or severe injury or  
death can occur.  
„ Keep fingers, hands hair and clothing away  
from all moving parts to prevent injury.  
„ dO NOT remove the radiator cap while the  
engine is hot. High pressure boiling water will gush out  
of the radiator and severely scald any persons in the  
general area of the trowel.  
„ aLWays keep clear of rotating or moving  
parts while operating the trowel.  
„ 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.  
„ dO NOT remove the coolant drain plug  
while the engine is hot. Hot coolant will  
gush out of the coolant tank and severely  
scald any persons in the general area of  
the trowel.  
„ 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  
„ NeveR allow passengers or riders on the trowel during  
„ NeveR lubricate components or attempt service on a  
running machine.  
„ NeveR touch the hot exhaust manifold,  
muffler or cylinder.Allow these parts to cool  
before servicing equipment.  
„ NeveR place your feet or hands inside the guard rings  
while starting or operating this equipment.  
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Safety infOrMatiOn  
BaTTeRy safeTy  
„ 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.  
„ dO NOT drop the battery. There is a possibility that the  
battery will explode.  
„ 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.  
„ dO NOT expose the battery to open flames,  
sparks, cigarettes, etc.The battery contains  
combustible gases and liquids. If these  
gases and liquids come into contact with a  
flame or spark, an explosion could occur.  
fueL safeTy  
„ aLWays wear safety glasses when  
handling the battery to avoid eye irritation.  
The battery contains acids that can cause  
injury to the eyes and skin.  
„ dO NOT start the engine near spilled fuel or combustible  
fluids. Fuel is extremely flammable and its vapors can  
cause an explosion if ignited.  
„ Use well-insulated gloves when picking up  
the battery.  
„ aLWays refuel in a well-ventilated area, away from  
sparks and open flames.  
„ aLWays keep the battery charged. If the battery is not  
charged, combustible gas will build up.  
„ aLWays use extreme caution when working with  
flammable liquids.  
„ dO NOT charge battery if frozen. Battery can explode.  
When frozen, warm the battery to at least 61°F (16°C).  
„ dO NOT fill the fuel tank while the engine is running  
or hot.  
„ aLWays recharge the battery in a well-ventilated  
of combustible gases.  
„ dO NOT overfill tank, since spilled fuel could ignite if it  
comes into contact with hot engine parts or sparks from  
the ignition system.  
„ If the battery liquid (dilute sulfuric acid)  
comes into contact with clothing or skin,  
rinse skin or clothing immediately with  
plenty of water.  
„ Store fuel in appropriate containers, in well-ventilated  
areas and away from sparks and flames.  
„ 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.  
„ If the battery liquid (dilute sulfuric acid) comes into  
contact with eyes, rinse eyes immediately with plenty  
of water and contact the nearest doctor or hospital to  
seek medical attention.  
„ aLWays disconnect the NegaTIve battery terminal  
before performing service on the equipment.  
„ aLWays keep battery cables in good working condition.  
Repair or replace all worn cables.  
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Safety infOrMatiOn  
TRaNspORTINg safeTy  
TOWINg safeTy  
„ NeveR allow any person or animal to  
stand underneath the equipment while  
„ Check with your local county or state safety  
towing regulations, in addition to meeting  
Department of Transportation (DOT)  
SafetyTowing Regulations, before towing  
your trowel.  
„ Ride-on trowels are very heavy and  
awkward to move around. Use proper  
heavy lifting procedures and dO NOT  
attempt to lift the trowel by the guard rings.  
„ In order to reduce the possibility of an accident while  
transporting the trowel on public roads, aLWays make  
sure the trailer that supports the trowel and the towing  
vehicle are mechanically sound and in good operating  
„ NeveR lift trowel with the operator on the machine.  
„ aLWays shutdown engine before transporting  
„ The easiest way to lift the trowel is to utilize the lift loops  
that are welded to the frame.These lift loops are located  
to the left and right sides of the operator’s seat.  
„ Make sure the hitch and coupling of the towing vehicle  
are rated equal to, or greater than the trailer “gross  
vehicle weight rating.”  
A strap/chain can be attached to these lift loops, allowing  
a forklift or crane to lift the trowel up onto and off of a slab  
of concrete. The strap or chain should have a minimum  
of 2,000 pounds (1,000 kg) lifting capacity and the lifting  
gear must be capable of lifting at least this amount.  
„ aLWays inspect the hitch and coupling for wear. NeveR  
tow a trailer with defective hitches, couplings, chains, etc.  
„ Check the tire air pressure on both towing vehicle and  
trailer. Manufacturer recommends that trailer tires be  
inflated to 50 psi cold. Also check the tire tread wear  
on both vehicles.  
„ NeveR transport trowel with float pans attached unless  
safety catches are used and are specifically cleared for  
such transport by the manufacturer.  
„ aLWays make sure the trailer is equipped with a safety  
„ NeveR hoist the trowel more than three feet off the  
ground with float pans attached.  
„ aLWays properly attach trailer’s safety chains to towing  
„ Before lifting, make sure that the lift loops are not  
„ aLWays make sure the vehicle and trailer directional,  
backup, brake and trailer lights are connected and  
working properly.  
„ Always make sure crane or lifting device has been  
properly secured to the lift loops of the equipment.  
„ aLWays shutdown engine before transporting.  
„ DOT Requirements include the following:  
„ NeveR lift the equipment while the engine is running.  
• Connect and test electric brake operation.  
„ Tighten fuel tank cap securely and close fuel cock to  
prevent fuel from spilling.  
• Secure portable power cables in cable tray with tie  
„ Use adequate lifting cable (wire or rope) of sufficient  
„ The maximum speed for highway towing is 55 MPH unless  
posted otherwise.Recommended off-road towing is not to  
exceed 15 MPH or less depending on type of terrain.  
„ dO NOT lift machine to unnecessary heights.  
„ Avoid sudden stops and starts.This can cause skidding,  
or jack-knifing. Smooth, gradual starts and stops will  
improve towing.  
„ aLWays tie down equipment during transport by  
securing the equipment with straps. Inspect straps to  
make sure they are not frayed or damaged.  
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Safety infOrMatiOn  
„ Avoid sharp turns to prevent rolling.  
of recycling metal. Using a metal recycling center  
promotes energy cost savings.  
„ Trailer should be adjusted to a level position at all times  
when towing.  
„ Raise and lock trailer wheel stand in up position when  
The diesel engine used in this equipment has been  
designed to reduce harmful levels of carbon monoxide  
(CO), hydrocarbons (HC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx)  
contained in diesel exhaust emissions.  
„ Place chock blocks underneath wheel to prevent rolling  
while parked.  
„ Place support blocks underneath the trailer’s bumper to  
prevent tipping while parked.  
This engine has been certified to meet US EPA Evaporative  
emissions requirements in the installed configuration.  
„ Use the trailer’s swivel jack to adjust the trailer height to  
a level position while parked.  
Attempting to modify or make adjustments to the engine  
emission system by unauthorized personnel without proper  
training could damage the equipment or create an unsafe  
eNvIRONmeNTaL safeTy/decOmmIssIONINg  
Additionally, modifying the fuel system may adversely affect  
evaporative emissions, resulting in fines or other penalties.  
Decommissioning is a controlled process used to safely  
retire a piece of equipment that is no longer serviceable.  
If the equipment poses an unacceptable and unrepairable  
safety risk due to wear or damage or is no longer cost  
effective to maintain (beyond life-cycle reliability) and is to  
be decommissioned (demolition and dismantlement),be  
sure to follow rules below.  
emission control Label  
The emission control label is an integral part of the emission  
system and is strictly controlled by regulations.  
The label must remain with the engine for its entire life.  
„ dO NOT pour waste or oil directly onto the ground, down  
a drain or into any water source.  
If a replacement emission label is needed, please contact  
your authorized Yanmar Engine Distributor.  
„ Contact your country's Department of  
Public Works or recycling agency in your  
area and arrange for proper disposal of  
any electrical components, waste or oil  
associated with this equipment.  
„ When the life cycle of this equipment is over, remove  
battery and bring to appropriate facility for lead  
reclamation. Use safety precautions when handling  
batteries that contain sulfuric acid.  
„ When the life cycle of this equipment is over, it is  
recommended that the trowel frame and all other metal  
parts be sent to a recycling center.  
Metal recycling involves the collection of metal from  
discarded products and its transformation into raw  
materials to use in manufacturing a new product.  
Recyclers and manufacturers alike promote the process  
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