Service Manuals also called Shop and Repair Manuals are guides available by the builder. The shop manuals cover extensive instructions to analyze and repair the specific product. The shop manuals are very detailed and would usually contain comprehensive servicing info and procedures, removal and installing procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, analysis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. The manuals are the identical manuals the professionals use.
Parts Catalogs also know as Parts Manuals are guides printed by the makers showing a complete list of the builder parts or assemblies for the certain item by complete in-depth illustration or a numerical listing of parts numbers and names. It doesn’t contain any assembly, maintenance, or operating instructions.
Owners Manual’s also know as Operator/Operating & Instruction Manuals are hand guides available by the makers accompanying the specific product detailing how to install or operate the exact product, safety instructions and warranty info.