Table of Contents
Section 1: Introduction
Section 1: Introduction Land Pride welcomes you to its growing family of new
product owners. Gondo series trucks are heavy duty utility vehicles that have been designed with care and built by skilled workers using quality materials. Proper set-up, maintenance and safe operating practices will help you get years of satisfactory use from this vehicle.
Land Pride is fully aware of the need for safe operating procedures around all of our equipment. We hope you will make a sincere effort to put safety above all other priorities. The Gondo is designed and built for serious work, recreation and enjoyment; however, improper and irresponsible operation could result in serious injury or death. Since this is an off-road vehicle, operators will seldom see the road safety and warning signs they are accustomed to seeing on highways and public streets. This places additional responsibility on the driver to operate this vehicle well within the safe operational limits and capabilities of the unit.
This manual has been prepared to instruct you in the safe and responsible operation of your Gondo. Please read and abide by all safety alert information about this vehicle. If you do not understand any part of this manual, contact your local dealer for additional information and clarification. As the operator of this piece of equipment, you are in complete control. Only you can prevent an accident from happening!
Using This Manual
Prior to any vehicle operation it is absolutely essential that you read and comprehend each section in this manual to develop an understanding of your vehicle and safety practices. After reviewing this manual, store it in a dry and easily accessible place for future reference.
The Operator’s Section is designed to help familiarize you with safety, assembly, operation, adjustments, troubleshooting and maintenance. Read this manual and follow the recommendations to help ensure safe and efficient operation.
The information contained within this manual was current at the time of printing. Some parts may change slightly to assure you of the best performance.
To order a new Operator’s or Parts Manual contact your authorized dealer. Manuals can also be downloaded, free-of-charge from our website at www.landpride.com or printed from the Land Pride Service & Support Center by your dealer.
Terminology Right-hand and left-hand as used in this manual are determined by facing the direction the vehicle will travel while in use unless otherwise stated.
Definitions The following terms are used throughout this manual.
IMPORTANT: A special point of information related to its preceding topic. Land Pride’s intention is that this information should be read and noted before continuing.
NOTE: A special point of information that the operator must be aware of before continuing.
Models Covered 4400EX
Getting Acquainted with your Gondo The Land Pride Gondo is an extreme utility vehicle designed exclusively for off-road use. It is not designed, properly equipped, or licensed to be safely operated on public streets and highways. This 2200lb. payload hauler is designed to carry two people in the cab and a generous amount of cargo, gear, and supplies safely and conveniently over extremely difficult or rough terrain.
The Gondo features center articulating power steering coupled with a pivoting interactive frame for unexcelled terrain hugging capability and maximum traction. Traction capabilities are even further maximized with incorporation of full-time shaft driven four-wheeled drive. The Gondo is powered by the proven 624cc 20hp Kohler Command Pro Series Engine and a fully automotive 4 or 5 speed synchromesh manual transmission. Engaging the eight- inch manual clutch delivers power to the automotive grade front and rear open differentials.
The Gondo is equipped with highly dependable four wheel hydraulically activated automotive drum type brakes. A manual park brake is included as standard equipment. Engine braking is inherently available through the standard transmission when needed for traveling down steep or slippery and treacherous grades. All four tires are 26x12-12 4-ply and are available with turf or bar type tread.
The Gondo frame is tractor tough and constructed out of welded and formed heavy wall tubing that is coated with a durable black satin powder paint finish. A certified rollover protection system (ROPS) with seat belts is standard equipment. (But may be left off by customer’s choosing.)
The console body and optional cab are constructed of extra tough fiberglass with an attractive gel coat finish. The high capacity cargo beds are made of welded and formed heavy gauge sheet metal finished with black satin powder
4400EX Heavy Duty Off Road Utility Vehicle 720-051M