MTD S250 Snow Blower user manual

Safety Set-Up Operation Adjustments Maintenance Troubleshooting Parts Lists Warranty

OPERATORS MANUAL

Single-Stage Snow Thrower

Model 230, S230

Model 240, S240

Model 250, S250

Model 260, S260

Model 261, S261

READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION

Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engines exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).

If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law

(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester

Ohio 44136-0019.

FORM NO. 769-00805D

This Operators Manual is an important part of your new snow thrower. It will help you assemble, prepare and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.

Table of Contents

Safety Labels ...

Safe Operation Practices ...

Set Up & Adjustment ...

Know Your Snow Thrower ...

Operation...

Adjustments & Maintenance ...

Off-Season Storage ...

Trouble Shooting ...

Illustrated Parts Lists ...

Warranty ...

Finding and Recording Model Number

BEFORE YOU START ASSEMBLING

YOUR NEW EQUIPMENT, please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the the model number and the serial number to the sample model plate provided to the right. You can locate the model plate by standing at the operating position and looking down at the

Customer Support

Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was purchased, without rst contacting Customer Support.

If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this unit, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:

2. Call a Customer Support Representative: For US Customers: 1-330-220-4MTD (4683)or 1-800-800-7310

For Canadian Customers: 1-800-668-1238

3. The engine manufacturer is responsible for all enigne-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturers Owners/Operators Manual, packed separately with your unit, for more information.

Please have your units model number and serial number ready when you call. See previous section to locate this information.

You will be asked to enter the serial number in order to process your call.

FOR TURNING,

NOT LIFTING

POUR TOURNER,

PAS POUR LE LEVAGE

This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others.

Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury. When you see this symbol.

HEED ITS WARNING!

Your Responsibility

Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.

This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury. When you see this symbol, HEED

ITS WARNING!

Your Responsibility

Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.

WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in