Service Manuals also called Shop and Repair Manuals are hand guides printed by the manufacturer. The service guides contain extensive instructions to identify and repair the specific product. The service guides are very detailed and may include comprehensive service information and procedures, removal and installing procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, analysis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. The manuals are the equivalent manuals the professionals use.
Parts Catalog’s also know as Parts Manuals are books available from the makers showing a complete list of the manufacturer parts or assemblies for the specific item by detailed illustration or a numerical listing of the part numbers and names. It doesn’t outline any assembly, maintenance, or operating directions.
Owners Manual’s also know as Operator/Operating and Instruction Manuals are hand guides printed from the makers accompanying the specific product detailing how to install or operate the exact product, safety instructions and warranty material.