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DR® Powerwagon & DR® Versa-Trailer

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Owner's Manuals, Parts Lists & Schematics

If you have any questions or are unsure of your model, please contact one of our experienced Technical Support Specialists via live chat, contact us or phone.

Please Note: Parts Lists and Schematics are located in the back of the Owner's Manual.

Power Wagon 4 x 2 8hp B&S (April 2002 - March 2004)Owner's Manual
Power Wagon 4 x 2 8hp B&S (April 2002 - March 2004)Parts List & Schematics
Power Wagon 6.25 PremierOwner's Manual
Power Wagon 6.25 PremierOwner's Manual
Power Wagon 5.00 HPOwner's Manual
Power Wagon 5.00 HPOwner's Manual
Power Wagon 6.75 Pro (March 2009 - Present)Owner's Manual
Power Wagon 8.25 Pro (February 2007 - February 2009)Owner's Manual
Power Wagon 8.25 Pro (February 2007 - February 2009)Parts List & Schematics
Power Wagon 6.0 and 6.75 HP Pro (June 2002 - January 2007)Owner's Manual
Power Wagon 6.0 and 6.75 HP Pro (June 2002 - January 2007)Parts List & Schematics
Power Wagon 4 x 2Owner's Manual
Power Wagon 4 x 2Owner's Manual
Power Wagon PowerwolfOwner's Manual
Power Wagon 4.0 and 4.50 HP SuburbanOwner's Manual
Versa Trailer VT1 (1-ton) (Feb 2012 - Present)Owner's Manual
Versa Trailer LT 1 (1/2-ton) (March 2012 - Present)Owner's Manual

Warranty Information

Versa-Trailer VT1 (1-ton)Warranty
Versa-Trailer LT 1 (1/2-ton)Warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Can I use my DR Powerwagon on slopes?

    A: Yes! With big, power-driven wheels and low climbing gears, this hauler can easily climb slopes of up to 20°. Plus, with the weight of the load positioned over the drive wheels, the DR Powerwagon has the traction to climb slopes where riding tractors and trailers would quickly slip and slide. The truth is, many owners have told us the DR Powerwagon has enabled them to do work on their sloping properties that they just couldn't do before.

  • Q: Can I use my DR Powerwagon on soft or uneven ground?

    A: Yes! With its high clearance, wide track, and high-flotation tires, the DR Powerwagon is very well-suited to rough terrain. Many owners find it perfect for use in overgrown meadows, fields, woodlots, or "off-lawn" areas where riding tractors and trailers would get hung up on ruts, downed tree limbs, rocks, and stumps. Commercial users have also told us the machine is great for hauling building materials like lumber, plywood, bricks, cinder blocks, etc., around the worksite, where the terrain is simply too rough for a wheelbarrow.

  • Q: How difficult is it to steer?

    A: Just like your car, the DR Powerwagon has differential steering. This allows the drive wheels to rotate at different speeds, making the DR Powerwagon exceptionally easy to turn. And with a rear-mounted caster wheel that rotates 360 degrees, the machine quickly and easily maneuvers in the tightest spots, even under the heaviest load.

  • Q: How easy is it to start?

    A: The electric-starting models with automotive-style turn-key ignition and 12-volt battery are very easy to start. Just turn the key and you're ready to go! (The battery recharges as the engine runs.) The manual-starting model, with compression release and electronic ignition, starts with one or two easy pulls.

  • Q: Is it difficult to unload materials from the DR Powerwagon?

    A: Not at all. The entire bed of the DR® Powerwagon can easily be tipped by releasing the dump bed lever. You can position and dump loads of gravel, sand, topsoil, manure, compost, firewood, etc., right where you want them, much like a dump truck. This feature practically eliminates tiresome shoveling when unloading by hand. You can even spread loose loads like gravel by tipping the bed and backing up slowly...saving a lot of hand grading and raking. For even easier unloading, see the Powered Lift option.

  • Q: How fast will the DR Powerwagon travel?

    A: In top gear and at full throttle, each model has a maximum speed of 4.7 mph.

  • Q: How are DR products shipped?

    A: We offer 3 basic options:
    1) Delivery to a Depot
    2) Delivery to Home or Business
    3) Enhanced Home Delivery

  • Q: What happens if my machine needs service?

    A: If you are experiencing a problem with your DR Powerwagon or DR Versa-Trailer, start by taking a look at the Owner Support area on the DR website. Here you'll find owner's manuals, FAQ, troubleshooting information, safety tips, storage information, and more. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, contact our Technical Service department at 1-800-687-6575. Our knowledgeable representatives have an extensive understanding of the DR Haulers and will be able to identify the problem and the best solution. If necessary, we can have replacement parts shipped to you right away, or direct you to one of more than 1,500 authorized DR Service Centers nationwide.

  • Q: How does your 6 Month Hands-On Trial work?

    A: We are so confident that you'll love your DR machine that we want you to be able to try it out on your own property virtually risk-free. If at any time during the first 6 months of owning your DR (6 months from the date it ships) you decide that it isn't right for you, or wish to exchange it for a different model, we will take it back, no questions asked. Just pay for the return shipping, and we will refund your full purchase price.

  • Q: How does my warranty work?

    A: DR machines come with a 2-year warranty (for residential use, 90 days for commercial use) that covers all defects in materials and workmanship. Extended warranties (1-year, 2-year, and 3-year) are available to extend your coverage for a total of up to 5 years. If, while your machine is under warranty, you experience a problem with your machine, your warranty will cover the replacement and installation of any non-wearable parts deemed to be the result of defective materials or workmanship. See more information here.

Tips & Tricks

The following information is provided to demonstrate proper techniques when operating your DR® Powerwagon.

Note: This information pertains to the most recent DR® Powerwagons. Please refer to your Safety & Owner's Manual for instructions specific to your machine. Please refer to the Engine Owner's Manual for engine specific instructions.

Wear shoes with non-slip treads when using your machine. if you have safety shoes, we recommend wearing them. do not use the machine while barefoot or wearing open sandals.

Avoid wearing loose clothing or jewelry, which might catch on the machine's moving parts.

Use ear protectors or ear plugs rated for at least 20 dba to protect your hearing.

Read the safety considerations section of your Owner's Manual before operating the DR® Powerwagon.

Tips

Shifting

Always release the throttle when shifting to avoid damaging the gears.

The DR® Powerwagon has a four-speed forward transmission and single-speed reverse. Use the lower gears for slower speeds, heavy loads, or more power, and the higher gears for transport. Use 1st gear with loads over 300 lbs. and on slopes. Never use your machine on slopes greater than 20°.

When engaging reverse, use extra caution. Check your path and footing before engaging the clutch.

  1. With the Operator Presence Lever depressed, move the Shift Lever to the desired gear.
  2. Release the Parking Brake.
  3. Squeeze the Throttle on the left Handlebar slowly until you reach your desired speed.

Squeezing the throttle fast will make the DR® Powerwagon "jump" into motion. Squeeze the throttle slowly and ease the machine into gear.

Stopping

Be careful when transporting heavy loads with your DR® Powerwagon. If the parking brake is applied suddenly, the load may shift and the wagon may start to tip forward. Brake slowly and try to avoid overloading the wagon.

  1. Release the Throttle (see your Owner's Manual).
  2. Set the Parking Brake by squeezing the Parking Brake Lever on the right Handlebar and lifting the Parking Brake Lock (see your Owner's Manual).
  3. Shift to "N" (see your Owner's Manual).
  4. Turn the Key to the OFF position and remove it for safety.

Machine Operation

In an emergency situation, releasing the operator presence lever will stop the machine. After the machine stops, follow steps 2 through 4 above.

  • Avoid abrupt start-ups. Always squeeze the throttle slowly to avoid bucking, or tipping the DR® Powerwagon.
  • When using reverse, check to see that there are no obstacles behind you. Practice backing up in an open area with no load in the DR® Powerwagon.

Loading

The recommended maximum load limit for the DR® Powerwagon is Premier: 500 lbs, Pro: 800 lbs on level terrian; use 1st gear and keep loads less than 400 lbs on slopes. Never operate on slopes greater than 20°. Placing more weight in the bed may be dangerous to the operator, and can permanently damage the unit.

  • When loading your DR® Powerwagon keep in mind the bulk and weight of what you will be hauling, and the terrain you will be crossing.
  • Keep the load balanced and secured. Always distribute the load evenly so your DR® Powerwagon will be as stable as possible.
  • Do not pile material too high. Divide your load and make several lighter trips. Do not pile heavy loads, such as rocks or gravel, to a height that will make the DR® Powerwagon top-heavy and susceptible to tipping over.
  • Be careful going downhill and applying the brake. Squeeze theParking Brake Leververy slowly to avoid dumping the load.

Safety Information

Important Safety Information regarding your DR® Powerwagon

Read the Safety and Operating Manual before you use the DR® Powerwagon. Become familiar with the operation and service recommendations to ensure the best performance from your chipper. (Our most recent manuals are available as a PDF download.)

Safety Rules

Labels

  • Your DR® Powerwagon carries prominent labels as reminders for its proper and safe use. Your Owner's Manual shows copies of all the labels that appear on the equipment. Take a moment to study them and make a note of their location on your DR® Powerwagon as you assemble and before you operate the machine. Replace damaged or missing safety and information labels immediately.

Protecting Yourself and Others Around You

This is a high-powered machine, with moving parts operating at high energy at high speeds. You must use proper clothing and safety gear when operating this machine to prevent or minimize the risk of severe injury. You must operate the machine safely. Unsafe operation can create a number of hazards for you. Always take the following precautions when operating this machine:

  • Wear shoes with non-slip treads when using your DR® Powerwagon. If you have safety shoes, we recommend wearing them. Do not use the machine while barefoot or wearing open sandals.
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing or jewelry, which can catch on the machine's moving parts.
  • We recommend wearing long pants and gloves while using your DR® Powerwagon. Be sure your gloves fit properly and do not have loose cuffs or drawstrings.
  • We recommend the use of ear protectors or ear plugs rated for at least 20 DBA to protect your hearing.
  • Allow only responsible individuals who are familiar with these general safety rules and operating instructions to use your DR® Powerwagon. Never allow people who are unfamiliar with these rules of safe operation to use the machine.
  • Never place your hands, feet, or any part of your body near or under any moving part while the machine is running.
  • To be safe, do not operate the machine near small children or pets, and never allow children to operate the machine.
  • Do not touch the exhaust area, including the muffler and engine when the machine is in use as they become very hot and can cause a severe burn. Allow the engine to cool before doing maintenance or making adjustments.
  • Never, under any conditions, remove, bend, cut, fit, weld, or otherwise alter standard parts on the DR® Powerwagon. This includes all shields and guards. Modifications to your machine could cause personal injuries and property damage and will void your warranty.

Slope Operation

Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents, which can result in severe injury. All slopes require caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not use the DR® Powerwagon on it. Always take the following precautions when using this machine on slopes:

  • Always traverse up and down the face of slopes; never across. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
  • Always watch for holes, ruts, or bumps in the landscape.
  • Always use 1st gear on slopes with a maximum load of 800 lbs. Put on the Parking Brake and shift into 1st gear before entering a slope or at a level spot on the slope. Do not shift in the middle of a slope.
  • Never operate near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments; you could lose your footing or balance.
  • Never operate on slopes greater than 20 degrees, or any excessively steep slopes.
  • Never operate on wet, or slippery slopes; reduced traction could result in slipping.
  • Never park the DR® Powerwagon on a steep grade or slope.

Safety for Children and Pets

Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children or pets. Children are often attracted to the machine and the hauling activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. Always follow these precautions:

  • Keep children and pets out of the work area and ensure they are under the watchful care of a responsible adult.
  • Be alert and always turn the machine off if children or pets enter the work area.
  • Never allow children to operate the DR® Powerwagon.
  • Before, and while moving backwards, look behind, and down for small children.
  • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure your vision.

Safety with Gasoline-Powered Machines

Gasoline is a highly flammable liquid. Gasoline also gives off flammable vapor that can be easily ignited and cause a fire or explosion. Never overlook the hazards of gasoline. Always follow these precautions:

  • Never run the engine in an enclosed area or without proper ventilation as the exhaust from the engine contains carbon monoxide, which is an odorless, tasteless, and deadly poisonous gas.
  • Store all fuel and oil in containers specifically designed and approved for this purpose and keep away from heat and open flame, and out of the reach of children.
  • Always check fuel lines and fittings frequently for cracks or leaks. Replace when worn or damaged and after 5 years of use.
  • Fill the gasoline tank outdoors with the engine off and allow the engine to cool completely. Do not handle gasoline if you or anyone nearby is smoking, or if you're near anything that could cause it to ignite or explode. Replace the fuel tank and fuel container caps securely.
  • If you spill gasoline, do not attempt to start the engine. Move the machine away from the area of the spill and avoid creating any source of ignition until the gas vapors have dissipated. Wipe up any spilled fuel to prevent a fire hazard and properly dispose of the waste.
  • Allow the engine to cool completely before storing the DR® Powerwagon in any enclosure. Never store the machine with gas in the tank or a fuel container, near an open flame or spark such as a water heater, space heater, clothes dryer or furnace.
  • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Shut down the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire, keeping it wire away from the spark plug to prevent accidental starting, then wait 5 minutes before making adjustments or repairs.
  • Never check for an ignition spark with the spark plug or spark plug wire removed. Always use an approved spark plug tester.
  • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly/
  • To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine cooling fan and muffler area free of debris build-up such as leaves, grass, oil, grease or any other combustible material.
  • Never tamper with the engine's governor setting or modify the engine speed. The governor controls the maximum safe operating speed and protects the engine. Over-speeding the engine is dangerous and will cause damage to the engine and to the other moving parts of the machine. If required, see your authorized engine dealer for engine governor adjustments.
  • Never operate the engine without the muffler. Inspect the muffler periodically and replace if necessary. If equipped with a muffler deflector, inspect the deflector periodically and replace if necessary.
  • Never operate the engine with the air cleaner or cover over the carburetor air intake removed, except for adjustment. Removal of such parts could create a fire hazard. Do not use flammable solutions to clean air filter.

General Safety

The DR® Powerwagon must be operated safely to prevent or minimize the risk of minor or moderate injury. Unsafe operation can create a number of hazards for you. Always take the following precautions when operating this machine:

  • Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people, their property, and themselves.
  • Your DR® Powerwagon is a powerful tool, not a plaything. Exercise extreme caution at all times. The design of this machine is to haul material. Do not use it for any other purpose.
  • Give complete and undivided attention to the job at hand. Before you use your new machine, be sure you know how to engage the parking brake and stop the DR® Powerwagon at a moment's notice.
  • Always operate the DR® Powerwagon from behind the handlebars, never from the side.
  • Never use the DR® Powerwagon to drag or tow items.
  • Do not overload the DR® Powerwagon. Be careful of top-heavy loads. The higher the load, the more chance of tipping over the machine. Also, loads may shift during operation; so to be safe, secure your loads and even them out when possible. The maximum load is Premier: 500 lbs, Pro: 800 lbs.
  • Use 1st gear on slopes and with loads over 300 lbs. And on slopes. Excessive speed can be dangerous. Operate the machine in the lowest gear that is satisfactory to do the job.
  • Use caution when moving downhill and braking. Apply the parking brake slowly to avoid tipping forward.
  • When shifting to reverse, be careful to avoid tipping as the swivel wheel changes direction.
  • Watch for traffic when operating near roadways.
  • Never allow people or pets to ride in the DR® Powerwagon.
  • If the machine should start making an unusual noise or vibration, stop the engine and wait five (5) minutes to cool. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble. Disconnect the spark plug wire and inspect for damaged parts. Clean and repair and/or replace damaged parts.
  • Built-in safety features, such as the operator presence system, are effective only when maintained and kept in place.
  • Always keep the equipment in a good safe operating condition. Always make certain nuts and bolts are tight and always use the supplied self-locking hardware; do not substitute. Use only approved DR parts.
  • Use the DR® Powerwagon only in daylight.
  • While using the machine, do not hurry or take things for granted. When in doubt about the equipment or your surroundings, stop the machine and take the time to look things over.
  • Never leave the DR® Powerwagon unattended with the engine running.
  • Never operate the machine when under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
  • Keep all nuts and bolts tight and keep the equipment in a good safe operating condition.
  • See manufacturer's instructions for proper operation and installation of accessories. Only use accessories approved by DR® Power Equipment, Inc.
  • No list of warnings and cautions can be all-inclusive. If situations occur that are not covered by this manual, the operator must apply common sense and operate the DR® Powerwagon in a safe manner.

A Note to All Users

Under California law, and the laws of some other states, you are not permitted to operate an internal combustion engine using hydrocarbon fuels without an engine spark arrester. This also applies to operation on US Forest Lands. We provide all DR® Powerwagons shipped to California and Washington State with spark arresters. Failure of the owner/operator to maintain this equipment in compliance with state regulations is a misdemeanor under California law and may be in violation of other state and/or federal regulations. Contact your local fire marshal or forest service for specific information in your area.

Additional Information and Potential Changes

DR® Power Equipment, Inc. reserves the right to discontinue, change, and improve its products at any time without notice or obligation to the purchaser. The descriptions and specifications contained in this manual were in effect at printing. Equipment described within this manual may be optional. Some illustrations may not be applicable to your machine.

Troubleshooting

A guide to solving common problems with your DR® Powerwagon.

Most problems are easy to fix. Consult the Troubleshooting Table below for common problems and their solutions. If you continue to experience problems, you can contact our Technical Support Specialists for more detailed support.

Before performing any maintenance procedure, stop the engine, wait five (5) minutes to allow all parts to cool, disconnect the spark plug wire(s), keeping it away from the spark plug(s). Read the safety considerations section of your Owner's Manual before performing any repairs or maintenance.

Recoil will not pull out or is difficult to pull.

  • Check the Engine oil level, adjust as needed. If the level is too low, then Engine may be seized.
  • There may be an oil compression lock in the Cylinder. Take out the Spark Plug; hold a rag over the Spark Plug hole and pull the Recoil Cord several times to blow out any oil in the Cylinder. Wipe off the Spark Plug and reinstall it.
  • Try to turn the Engine pulley by hand, with the Spark Plug wire off. If it turns, the Recoil may be broken or jammed. If you experience this problem, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.

The Engine turns over, but does not start.

  • Make sure the Spark Plug Wire is attached.
  • Make sure the Key is in the RUN position.
  • Check the Operator Presence Switch connection at the Engine.
  • Check the oil and gas level. See your Owner's Manual.
  • The gas must be fresh and clean. If the gas is old, change it. Use a fuel stabilizer if you keep gas longer than one month.
  • Check the Throttle adjustment and travel.
  • Make sure the Spark Plug is clean. If the Spark Plug is dirty or cracked, change it. If it's oily, leave it out, hold a rag over the Plug hole and pull the Recoil Cord several times to blow out any oil in the Cylinder, then wipe off the Plug and reinsert it.
  • Make sure the wiring is all connected and the connections are tight.
  • Check the air filter. If it is dirty, replace it following the procedure in the Engine Owner's Manual.
  • If you continue to experience problems, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.

    (Please refer to the Engine Owner's Manual for engine-specific procedures.)

The Engine will not start using electric-start.

  • Review the "Electric Starting" section in your on Owner's Manual.
  • (PRO Models) There is a fuse in the wiring harness. Check the fuse and replace if needed.
  • Check the wire connections - especially the ground connection, the large black wire coming from the battery, where it connects to the engine.
  • (Premier Models) Check the wire connections to the solenoid. Disconnect the black battery ground wire first to avoid sparks. Make sure that all of the connections are clean and tight. Reconnect the battery ground wire.
  • (Premier Models) Check the ground connection on the solenoid where it is bolted to the frame. Using a wrench or socket, tighten the bolts to ensure a good connection to the frame.
  • The Battery may not be charged. Check the voltage yourself or at a service station. If the voltage is low, charge the battery with a 12-volt, 1- to 2-amp trickle charger. If you don't run your machine for at least 45 minutes at a time, the Battery may need to be periodically charged. See the Battery Care section in your Owner's Manual.
  • If you continue to experience problems, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.


    (Please refer to the Engine Owner's Manual for engine-specific procedures.)

The Engine lacks power or is not running smoothly.

  • Check the Throttle Lever travel and adjustment. Make sure Throttle Lever in the Run position.
  • Check the air filter. If it is dirty, replace it following the procedure in the Engine Owner's Manual.
  • Make sure the Spark Plug is clean. If the Spark Plug is dirty or cracked, change it. If it's oily, leave it out, hold a rag over the Plug hole and pull the Recoil Cord several times to blow out any oil in the Cylinder, then wipe off the Plug and reinsert it.
  • The gas must be fresh and clean. If the gas is old, change it. Use a fuel stabilizer if you keep gas longer than one month.
  • The Engine may not have the right amount of clean oil. If the oil is dirty, change it following the procedure in your Owner's Manual.
  • If you continue to experience problems, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.

    (Please refer to the Engine Owner's Manual for engine-specific procedures.)

The Engine smokes.

  • Check the oil level and adjust as needed.
  • You may be operating the machine on too great an incline. See "Slopes and Uneven Terrain" in your Owner's Manual.
  • Check the air filter. If it is dirty, clean or replace it following the procedure in the Engine Owner's Manual.
  • You may be using the wrong oil - too light for the temperature. Refer to your Engine Owner's Manual for detailed information.
  • Clean the Engine cooling Fins and the carburetor housing if they're dirty.
  • If you continue to experience problems, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.

The Belt frays or rolls over the Pulley.

  • There may be a nick in the pulley groove. Check the Belt for wear and hard spots. File off any nicks on the pulley.
  • Check the belt guide alignment. See your Owner's Manual.
  • The Belt may be stretched, replace it.
  • If you continue to experience problems, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.

Difficulty shifting the Machine into reverse.

  • If you find it difficult to shift into reverse, the Shift Lever might need adjusting. See the Owner's Manual.
  • If you continue to experience problems, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.

The Machine is pulling left or right.

  • Check the tire pressure. Check tire pressures and be sure not to exceed the maximum safe pressure marked on the tires by the manufacturer.

The Machine lacks traction.

  • The load may be uneven in the bed. The more weight over the wheels the better the traction.
  • Try a lower gear.
  • If you are working on rough terrain with turf tires, you may want to consider the All-Terrain tires.
  • If you continue to experience problems, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.

The Wheels will not turn.

  • Make sure that the DR® Powerwagon is in gear.
  • Check that the parking brake is off.
  • The Drive Belt may be loose or off the idler pulley. See your Owner's Manual.
  • The Drive Belt may be on the wrong side of the idler pulley. See your Owner's Manual.
  • If the wheels will not turn and you continue to experience problems, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.

The Electric Dump System is not responding. (PRO models)

  • There is a Fuse under the Control Panel. Check the Fuse and replace if needed.
  • Check for loose electrical connections.
  • Check the battery charge. If the Key activates the Starter, the Battery is sufficiently charged. If it does not start the Engine, charge the Battery and repeat.
  • If the Electric Dump System still will not respond and you continue to experience problems, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.

The Dump Bed stops with the Switch Button depressed. (PRO models)

  • Release the Switch and try the opposite direction. If the Dump Bed moves, check the area beneath the Dump Bed for obstructions.
  • If the Dump Bed still stops and you continue to experience problems, further troubleshooting is needed. Our Technical Service Specialists can assist in a more in-depth diagnosis.

Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the way to ensure the best performance and long life of your DR.

Please refer to your Owner's Manual other related procedures.

Note: This information pertains to the most recent Powerwagon models. Please refer to your Safety & Owner's Manual for instructions specific to your machine. Please refer to the Engine Owner's Manual for engine specific instructions.

Warning: When performing any maintenance, you must first shut off the engine, wait five (5) minutes for all parts to stop and cool, and disconnect the spark plug wire, keeping it away from the spark plug. Read the safety considerations section of your Owner's Manual before performing any repairs or maintenance.

Procedure Before Each Use Every 25 hours Every 100 hours
Check Operator Presence Lever
Check Engine Oil Level
Check General Equipment Condition
Lubricate Grease Fittings
Check tire pressure
Clean Air Filter & Pre-Cleaner
Change Engine Oil 1st time 5 hours
Check Parking Brake Adjustment
Check Belt Tension & Condition
Check Cable Connections
Clean Engine Exterior & Cooling Fins
Check Battery Voltage (if applicable)
Replace Spark Plug
Replace Air Filter & Pre-Cleaner

Note: Consider that service intervals show to be maximum under normal operating conditions. Increase frequencies under extremely dirty or dusty conditions.

End of Season and Storage

The following information is provided to demonstrate proper techniques when storing your DR® Powerwagon.

Note: This information pertains to the most recent Powerwagon models. Please refer to your Safety & Owner's Manual for instructions specific to your machine. Please refer to the Engine Owner's Manual for engine specific instructions.

Warning: When performing any maintenance, you must first shut off the engine, wait five (5) minutes for all parts to stop and cool, and disconnect the spark plug wire, keeping it away from the spark plug.

End-of-Season Procedure

  • Change the Engine Oil. This will help to eliminate sludge and acids in the Engine. For winter use, use SAE 5W-30W oil.

  • Remove the spark plug(s) and pour about 1 ounce of motor oil into the Cylinder hole. Replace the Plug and pull the Recoil Starter Rope (if equipped) or crank the Engine over using the Electric Start. This will coat the piston and seat the valves to prevent moisture buildup.

  • If your DR® Powerwagon will be idle for more than 30 days, we recommend using a gas stabilizer. This will prevent sediment from gumming up the carburetor. If there is dirt or moisture in the gas or tank, remove it by draining the tank. Completely fill the tank with fresh, unleaded gas and add the appropriate amount of stabilizer or gasoline additive. Run the engine for a short time to allow the additive to circulate.

  • Clean/replace the Air Filter(s).

  • Clean dirt and debris from the cylinder head cooling fins, carburetor linkage, blower housing, debris screen, rotating screen and muffler area of the engine.

  • Check to make sure the Operator Controls are moving freely. Lubricate the Throttle Lever, Parking Brake Lever, and Key Switch with SAE 30 Oil if necessary. (See your Owner Manual)

  • Be sure all nuts, bolts, and screws are securely fastened.
  • Store the battery in a dry area that will not freeze. If you will not use the machine over a long period, charge the battery every four to six weeks. See your Owner's Manual for Battery Care.

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