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Worksman Front-Loader Tricycles - Assembly Manual and Parts List
Worksman Cycles 94-15 100 Street Ozone Park, NY 11416 (888) 3-WHEELER www.worksmancycles.com
Manual # FL07
Models STPT, U, SUD, ICT
Thank you for choosing your Worksman Front-Loader Tricycle. Your new Worksman business cycle is an
American-made work vehicle with over 100 years of heavy duty, cargo-lugging experience in hundreds of
industries around the world! Worksman Front-Loaders are incredibly durable and, with proper maintenance, will lead to decades of reliable service.
Since we use heavy-duty components, and not standard bicycle parts, it is important that only Worksman factory replacement parts be used when repairing your cycle. Ride safely, and follow the rules of the road.
This manual is designed to assist you in assembling the cycle and identifying proper parts when they need repair or replacement. Assembly should always be performed by a qualified mechanic. If you have any further questions, feel free to call our customer service department.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS: These instructions are predominately for the front end of the tricycle. Read them fully prior to assembly. The rear chassis is fully assembled already with the exception of the seat and the pedals. You will need a socket set, a flat-head screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, pliers, an adjustable wrench, and grease.
Attaching Front Wheels to Axle: (See illustration.)
1) Grease the wheel hub cups (103) using Mobile Special Grease B or Rustolene 200 or equivalent bearing grease.
2) Insert one bearing (146) onto axle so that the balls of the bearings are facing the wheel hub cup. Place wheel onto the axle.
Place second bearing onto the axle so that the balls face the cup of the wheel.
3) Thread on the outside adjusting cone (105). (Note: Left-hand thread!) Hand-tighten using a punch, ice pick, or small Phillips head screwdriver. After hand tightening back off a ¼ turn.
4) Install key washer (102) and dust washer (109).
5) Install left hand lock nut (113). Thread down and tighten fully. Wheels should spin freely without any wobble left to right or up and down. If too tight or too loose, readjust adjusting cone.
Attaching Axle to the Frame: (See illustration.)
1) Remove the top nut (113), adjusting cone (105), and washer (102) from the head spindle assembly, which is shipped in the head lug of the frame. The spindle will drop out through the bottom of the head lug.
2) Position the center of the axle into the front portion of the frame with the spring- mounting plates facing up and spindle set-screws (already installed) facing forward.
3) Re-insert the spindle with the two flat spots on the spindle facing the set-screws.
4) Tighten the set-screws against the flat spots on the spindle, thus holding the axle firmly in place.
5) Re-install bearing (146), adjusting cone (105), keywasher (102), and locknut (113) as shown.
Fender Installation: (See illustration.) If your tricycle is equipped with fenders (4902A) for the front wheels, the axle will have a three pronged wing on each side upon which the individual J shaped steel fender braces (4904) are to be attached.
1) Using ¼ x ¾ HEX head bolts, lockwashers (shown), and serrated nuts (4906), attach brace to wing.
2) Place fenders over the top of the braces, align holes, and use ¼ x ½ ROUND head slotted screws on top of fender and the lockwashers and nuts (4905) on bottom.
Mounting Leaf Springs to Axle: (See illustration.)
1) STPT - Position two short 4 spring spacers (4921LS) on the axle plate. (No short spacers on U )
2) STPT - Place the 4921LL (9 ) and 4921L (17 ) spring spacers on top of the short 4 spacers.
U - Place the 4921UL (19 ) curved spring spacer on top of the axle plate.
3) Place the leaf spring with the curve facing UP on top of the spacers, centering it on the axle.
4) Using both of the U bolts provided, clamp the spring and spacers through the axle plate and tighten. Be sure to put a lockwasher between the flat washer and the serrated hex nut.
5) Repeat for other side of axle.
Attaching Platform or Cabinet to Leaf Springs:
NOTE: Make sure handlebar mount holes on platform or cabinet are facing the rear of the tricycle.
1) Place platform onto springs, lining up the holes in the platform with the holes in the open springs.
2) Insert FLATHEAD elevator bolts through the platform and tighten using the flat washer, lockwasher, and serrated hex nut in that order.
3) Tighten to pull bolt square through hole in platform to lock in place.
Cabinet For cabinets, elevator bolts are already mounted through the undercarriage. The 2x4 wood strips, which protect these bolts, must be removed BEFORE positioning the cabinet onto the springs.
Mounting the Handlebars: Position handlebar, lining up the holes in handlebar with the holes in the platform or cabinet. Insert 5/16 X ¾ ROUND-HEAD bolts and hardware provided.
Install Pedals: Pedals are marked R or L on the threaded end of the pedal. Attempts to install the pedals on the wrong side or tighten in the wrong direction will damage the threads and will NOT be warranteed.
1) Slightly grease pedal threads prior to attaching to crankarms.
2) Install R pedal on right side and tighten CLOCKWISE.
3) Install L pedal on left side and tighten COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.
Install Seat and Seatpost:
1) Insert seatpost into seat clamp on bottom of seat. Do not tighten yet.
2) Install seatpost info frame. Do not tighten yet.
3) Adjust angle of seat with nose raised slightly. Tighten seat clamp bolt securely. (240 IN. LBS.)
4) Adjust the seat height to your desired level. Make sure a minimum of 3 1/2 of the post remains in the frame tube. Never adjust post above this level, which is marked on the seat post.
5) Tighten seat tube clamp at top of seat tube.
Always inspect your Worksman Cycle to ensure that all nuts, bolts, screws and hardware are tight and that no parts are worn or damaged. Do not attempt to straighten bent frames.
Lubricate chain once a month or as needed with light oil. Replace sprockets when teeth become worn, bent or broken. Keep chain adjusted so there is no more than 3/8 slack. Note that we leave the chains tight at the factory, as we do know they will stretch during the break-in period. Lubricate crank parts every six months.
Replace pedals when the surface is worn or if axle becomes tight or frozen.
Coaster Brake (if applicable):
FRONT LOAD TRICYCLES ARE INTENDED FOR FLAT AREAS. BECAUSE FRONT LOAD TRIKES HAVE ONLY A
REAR BRAKE, USE CAUTION WHEN GOING DOWN SLIGHT GRADES, AND KEEP LIGHT PRESSURE ON THE
BRAKE TO AVOID BUILDING UP TOO MUCH SPEED.
Foot-activated coaster brakes are reliable and easy to use. To activate the brake, reverse the pedaling motion until the brake engages. To avoid skidding and maintain control, apply care when braking. This is especially true on wet surfaces.
Apply brakes gently, gradually increasing pressure. Replace coaster brakes when they become worn. Check chain tension regularly. Coaster brake hubs may make a vibrating noise under braking when new until they are broken in. For three and seven-speed units, pause pedaling to help mesh gears. (Let the cycle coast.) This will make shifts smoother and will reduce wear and tear on the hub. Do not shift when pedals are not moving as damage could occur.
Always check for worn or damaged tires. We recommend 40PSI as proper level of inflation. Replace or repair tubes that show leaks.
This cycle is warranteed against faulty parts under the following conditions: this warranty does not cover any failure due to accident, abuse, misuse, neglect or as the result of normal wear and tear, or improper assembly. The entire frame, including all welded joints, is warranted to be free from defects and material for one year while in possession of the original purchaser. All other parts on this cycle, except tires and tubes, are warranteed for Ninety days from the date of purchase. Repair and replacement of these parts is to be according the Worksman cycles parts and service procedures and must be handled directly through the source where the cycle was purchased. If upon examination of the parts in question, the Worksman Cycle dealer determines that it is defective, either repair or replacement will be made at no cost except the cost of transportation and labor charges (if any). Unauthorized repairs or replacement automatically voids warranty. Proper maintenance is required for warranty to be valid. In the event that it was determined that the warranty claim is the result of misuse, abuse, improper maintenance or simply not defective or beyond the warranty period, Worksman Cycles or the dealer will advise you as to the cost of repair, replacement or labor prior to performing any work or replacing any parts. If you choose not to have the dealer or Worksman Cycles perform the work, the parts will be returned to you at your expense or discarded if no reply is received within two weeks of notification. The sole responsibility of the manufacturer to the terms of this warranty, if any, shall be the repair and/or replacement of the parts as indicated above. The liability of the manufacturer shall in no event exceed the original purchase price of the product, and the manufacturer shall not be responsible for any consequential damages of any nature, including, but not by way of limitation, damages for personal injury or property. This statement constitutes the exclusive expression of warranties by the manufacturer and is in lieu of any or all other warranties such as expressed warranties, implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, and fitness or purpose, are limited in duration for one year from the date of purchase of the frame only and 90 days for all other parts, except tires and tubes which are not warranted. Worksman Trading Corporation is the manufacturer. Misuse of the cycles including off road riding, installation of motors or power assists, alterations, repairs using parts other than genuine Worksman Cycle parts voids warranty. Worksman Trading Corporation is not responsible for maintaining records of serial numbers. Void where prohibited by state law.
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