Snow thrower (snow blower) maintenance

Les conseils pubert sur l'entretien des fraises à neige

THE MAINTENANCE OF SNOW THROWER

FROM START TO THE USE

You just bought a snow thrower produced by Pubert. Our machines have been designed to be reliable and durable. Like any mechanical system, your machine needs to be maintained regularly in order to enable the best use, the longer possible.

Our distribution network can answer your needs for the maintenance of your material.


STARTING

Most of our dealers will have the machine prepared for your immediate use in the garden. If this is not the case, the machine is sold with an operation manual. You will find a chapter on the assembly and the starting. Please follow it rigorously to start in the best conditions. IMPORTANT : Once the machine is assembled, proceed to the oiling of the engine: oil type and quantity are specified in the manual. After these steps, you can fill the fuel tank and start the machine.

SIMPLE ACTIONS TO ENSURE THE LIFETIME OF YOUR MACHINE

A regular and systematic maintenance after each use of your snow shredder will not take much time and will ensure comfort and security for the next use. For more complex interventions, such as engine or auger angular gearbox, do not hesitate to contact a professional.

Cleaning: For better security conditions, place the machine on clear level ground. Wait for the exhaust pipe to cool, close the fuel valve then disconnect the spark plug. Remove the ignition key.

Flush the auger and turbine with water. Do not use high pressure water. Clean the rest of the machine with a cloth. Check the auger safety pins. When you fill the machine with fuel, make sure no snow enters the tank.

ENGINE OIL

Level checking: it is important to check the engine oil level before each use. To do so, place the machine on even ground. The engine support must be horizontal. Unscrew the cap, take it out and wipe the gauge. The checking is done by putting the cap at its place without screwing. Read on the gauge the oil level, which must be between the low and high level, inside the hatched area. The level must always be correct. If not, add oil for 4-stroke engine: be careful on the oil type, please see engine manual.

Draining: the first draining must be done after 5 hours or 1 year, whichever comes first. Then we recommend every 50 hours or 3 years, whichever comes first. Check the terms table in the engine manual.

For this operation, you must make an appointment at your dealer’s.

WHEEL MAINTENANCE

Check regularly the pressure and re-inflate if needed.

CABLES ADJUSTEMENT

The machine has one or more cables, depending on the model. They operate the controls. Checking and adjustment are important for the best optimization of the levers action. There is an adjusting bolt on each cable. Follow the checking and adjustment instructions indicated the manual or contact your dealer. If you need to fold the handlebar, make sure you do not stretch or trap the cables.

STORAGE

After the last winter job, it is important to respect the instructions in order to start the machine again in the best conditions at the first snow the following year.
  • Clean completely the machine. Control the working tools.
  • Check the auger safety pins. Replace them if needed, with original parts. Effectively parts are calibrated specifically for the model of your machine.
  • Empty the fuel tank. Let the engine run until it runs out of fuel to drain the whole fuel system. In order to avoid any problem at starting due to the soiling of the carburetor by a deteriorated fuel, you can use a ready for use fuel, available in shops: this alkylated fuel contains less harmful products and avoids the scrubbing of the carburetor.
  • Grease the auger shaft with the 4 lubricators.
  • Grease the discharge chute mechanisms: the lateral rotation surface and the height adjustment slide.
  • Grease the handlebar joysticks pivots.
  • Grease the wheel axles.
  • Check that every nuts and screws are well tightened.
  • The machine must be stored in a dry and ventilated area.

REGLAGE DES CABLES

Suivant le modèle de machine que vous possédez un ou plusieurs câbles sont présents sur la machine. Ils permettent d’actionner les commandes. Le contrôle et réglage des câbles sont importants afin que l’action des leviers soit optimale. Un barillet de réglage est présent sur chaque câble.

Suivre les instructions de contrôle et procédures de réglages indiquées dans le manuel d’utilisation ou demandez conseil à votre revendeur.

HIVERNAGE

Il est nécessaire 1 fois par an ou si votre machine reste inutilisée pendant une période prolongée de suivre les indications ci-dessous.

  • Faites un nettoyage complet de l’appareil, inspectez la lame, affûter ou la remplacer si nécessaire.
  • Videz le réservoir d’essence. Laissez tourner le moteur jusqu’à la panne sèche afin de purger tout le circuit de carburation. Afin d’écarter tout problème de mise en route due à l’encrassement du carburateur par de l’essence dégradée, vous pouvez utiliser de l’essence prête à l’emploi disponible dans les magasins : cette essence alkylée contient moins de produits nocifs que l’essence classique et évite les gommages au niveau du carburateur.
  • Vérifiez que toutes les vis et écrous soient bien serrés.
  • Graissez les axes des roues pivotantes à l’avant de la débroussailleuse.
  • Remisez la machine dans un endroit sec et aéré.