FINAL ASSEMBLY OF AMICK ROLLAERATOR
Open box and remove the Aerating Disk. Stand the disk on edge with the tines on the far side. Use 7/16 gear wrench or socket to loosen two small nuts securing one u-bolt at the top of the disk. Once loose, use a piece of wood to tap the tine/sleeve combo out. Tap the tine tip so as the tine falls in toward the center. Turn tine around and re-insert tine/sleeve combo inside the loop.The tine must be fully inserted into the sleeve till it meets the spotweld. The best depth setting is the tine sticking out 2″ from the edge of the disk. The slit of the sleeve should be to the side like it comes for the most even compression. Tighten the nuts evenly as tight as they came. No u-bolt end should protrude past the top of either nut. This is to prevent cuts because threads are sharp. If any one does protrude, file or grind it smooth. Rotate the disk and proceed one by one till all the tines are in aerating position.Using a 3/4″ end wrench, screw on the handles to the axle studs and tighten the high nuts very securely. Use a grease gun if available and pump some grease into the handle bottom openings to lube the axles. Any grease will work, even Vaseline or thick oil. Replenish the grease after a few uses.After aerating, poke the soil out of the tines to prevent rust. Use a flat ended pen, unsharpened pencil, a dowell. Don’t use a screwdriver so as not to mar the inside smooth surface of the tine. In the unlikely event a tine gets clogged, use a high speed drill bit on an electric drill and carefully drill out the clog. Dont use a screwdriver. Burrs can cause clogs so after clearing a clog, check the tine for a burr or some other protrusion. If one is found, file it smooth. Clogs are rare, usually caused by a small rock wedged into the opening of the tine, easily removed without damage.Any other questions give us a call.
Best of luck, M G Amick.
DOUBLE DISK ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS… DOUBLEDISK VERSIONThe machine is sent in three parcels. One is the handlebar, the other two boxes contain the disk halves.Remove the two disk halves from the boxes. One disk has the tines mounted in reverse stow position. Loosen each nut on each loop to remove a tine. Turn the tine around and place it back under the loop. Use the etched ring on the tine as a guide to placement under the loop. Engage the etched ring with the loop and tighten nuts evenly.When all tines are in position, remove the square plate and short bolt from the other side. Screw the short bolt into the axle reciever on the other disk. Screw it all the way in. Lay the disk flat on the table with short bolt sticking up. Lay the tine disk on top of other disk. Align the two disks edges. Place the square plate on the axle and down to the top of tine disk, then tighten down good with the single nut.Attach the handles. Tighten coupler nuts firmly. Note that there is grease inside the handle ends lubricating the axles. Put in more grease each aerating job. Use a grease gun. Clear out soil from tines after each job to prevent rust. Spray oil on and in the tines before long term storage.Any question just message.