Service Manual’s also know as Shop & Repair Manuals are hand books printed by the manufacturer. The manuals contain extensive directions to analyze & repair the particular item. The manuals are very detailed and would usually contain comprehensive service directions and procedures, removal and installing procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, analysis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. These are the identical manuals the pros use.
Parts Catalog’s also know as Parts Manuals are books printed directly from the makers showing a complete list of the manufacturer parts or assembly for the specific item by complete in-depth illustration or a numerical listing of parts numbers & names. It doesn’t contain any assembly, maintenance, or operating directions.
Owners Manuals also know as Operator/Operating and Instruction Manuals are book’s printed from the makers accompanying the specific item detailing how to install or operate the specific item, safety directions & warranty information.