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Kelco Wreath Machine with Mechanical Clutch
Item #:K102-MCL


1. General Information
2. Packing List
3. Assembly Instructions
4. Operating Instructions
5. Garland Attachment
6. Maintenance
7. Warranty
8. Parts List


The purpose of this manual is to assist the operator in assembling, operating, and maintaining the KELCO Wreath Machine with Mechanical Clutch. Read it carefully. It furnishes information and instructions that will help you achieve years of dependable performance.

The information in this manual was current at time of printing. Due to possible engineering changes your machine may vary slightly in detail. KELCO Industries reserves the right to design and change the machine as may be necessary without notification.


1 ea. Motor Assembly
1 ea. Aluminum Wheel
1 ea. Roping Attachment
1 ea. Foot Switch
1 ea.Switch Box
2 ea. Idler Wheels
1 ea. Drive Wheel
1 ea. Table Top
1 ea. Table Tray
1 ea. Tray Brace
1 ea. Frame Assembly
1 ea. Hinge Pin
1 ea. Drive Belt
1 ea.Clutch Clip
1 ea. Guard Bracket
2 ea.Hanger Brackets
1 ea. Front Guard
4 ea. Table Legs
1 ea. Machine Table Bolt Kit
1 ea. Packing List & Instructions


1.Place motor assembly (E) between the hinge brackets on the frame assembly and insert hinge pin (F) all the way through. Put drive belt (G) on both pulleys making sure they are lined up. Adjust drive belt for a minimum of � inch play. Adjust using 9/16 inch wrench.
2.Plug motor into switch box. Square plug at rear of motor must have red marks lined up. To reverse this plug will change rotation of motor.
3.Insert table legs into the corner slots of the tabletop. Bolt with eight � inch bolts (2 per leg) with flat washers, lock washers and nuts.
4.Position guard bracket (L) as shown and fasten with two � inch bolts with flat washers.
5.Attach hanger brackets (N) using five � inch bolts and washers.
6.Position front guard (M) from underneath (top side of table top) into the guard bracket (L) as shown and attach with two � inch nuts, flat washers and lock washers and tighten in place.
7.Attach leaf bracket (C) using two � inch bolts, nuts, washers, and lock washers.
8.Attach table leaf (B) using four � inch bolts, nuts, washers, and lock washers.
9.Turn over the K102 Wreath Machine onto its legs. It will take two people, one on each side.
10.Check table legs for unused holes 2 inches above floor. Machines made after 1995 have holes. Those made before 1995 have no holes.
11.If your table has no holes, drill two 3/8 inch holes - one in the side of each rear leg. These holes should be 2 inches above the floor and in the center of each leg.
12.Slide the foot lever tube through the hole in the rear of the foot lever; center this tube and tighten the clamp bolt.
13.Slide the foot lever attachment rod through the tube and both rear legs. Place a washer and nut on each side and secure so that it is not too tight.
14.Attach and adjust chain or arm through slot in center of foot lever arm using bolt included.
15.Replace the adjustable guide wheel (P) (removed in step 3) by sliding it down the post until the rubber guide wheel fits gently into the groove on the main wheel. Do not adjust it too tight! Secure the guide wheel in position by tightening the two set bolts.
16.Plug the main power cord (not shown) into any grounded 110 volt outlet and the K102 Wreath Machine is ready to operate. Do not use a three prong plug adapter! If an extension cord is used, be sure it is a heavy duty one of at least 12 gauge wire.

K102 Mechanical Clutch


1.Place ring in center of wheel, close gate and turn on switch.
2. Hold wire to ring in left hand, depress foot pedal, and allow several revolutions to attach wire to ring.
3. Proceed as you would to make wreath by hand, using the machine to do the wrapping function.


1.Fasten garland attachment through three holes in table. Please note that the garland attachment is shipped with the garland-steadying pin not in place. Install by sliding pin through opening beneath twine guide.
2. Point of garland steadying pin should extend approximately 1" (one inch) over the table top for most garland material.
3. Garland using short greens, (which is advanced slowly) adjust the pin back ½".
4. Garland using long greens, (i.e.; cedar, laurel, etc.) adjust the pin forward ½" to 1 inch.
5. Thread twine core through attachment, set a light tension.

Roping attachment


1.Oil (3 in 1 oil recommended) tension wheels and roller lightly, twice a day.
2. Oil the two guide wheels periodically (once a week when machine is in daily use). Holes are provided in sides of Idler wheel heads. NOTE: Too much oil will spread to groove in main wheel and cause drive wheel to slip.


Your Kelco product is sent to you directly from our factory. If you should have any problems that can not be resolved with your machine by the enclosed literature, call us at 1-800-343-4057. If it cannot be corrected we will send you a new machine.


K102-AWRAluminum Wheel-Rebuilt
K102-SRBSpool Rod Brackets (2)
K102-TWTension Wheel Set w/Roller
K102-DWDrive Wheel
K102-IWIdler Wheel
K102-WGWire Guide Bushing
K102-TCTable Complete w/o legs
K102-WRWire Roller
K102-PSPower Supply
K102-RARoping Attachment
K102-FSFoot Switch
K102-TL Table Legs
K102-TBTable Tray w/Brackets
K102-SBSwitch Box - Complete
K102-SRSpool Rod