Simplicity Regent 1692166 Specifications

Contents
SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
DECALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
FEATURES & CONTROLS
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Tractor 8 Mower Controls ,.,,..,....,..,,,.,,..,, 8
Safety htetfock System ,,,.,.,,..,....,...,,..,.. 10
OPERATfON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Mower Installation 8. Removal
12
Setting Mower Cutting Height ,..,.,...,,,,,.. 15
Checks Before Stating 1
6
ClutctVBrake Pedal Operation
16
Starting The Engine ,_.,,...,,,,.,,,.,,,.,.,,.,,.,.. 17
Selecting Ground Speed &
Engine Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Stopping the Tractor .,,,...,,...,,,.,,,.,.,,.,,.,.. 19
Pushing the Tractor by Hand 2
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MOWING PATTERN &TIPS . . . . .._....... 22
NORMAL CARE _....,...,,.................,,...
25
Schedule ............................................... ,25
Raisins the Hood & Seat Deck.. ............. 26
CheckhglAdding Gasoline .._._.......,..,.., 26
Checking Tire Pressure . . . . . . . ..__........ 26
Checking the Fuel Filter .._...,...,,,.,..,,,,,,.. 27
Lubrication
27
Lubricating the Tractor 2
7
Lubricating the Mower
30
Checking Transmission Fluid Hydra Models
(Mfg. Nos. 1692156, 1 6 9 2 1 6 4 ) 3 2
Transaxle - Hydro Models 3
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Battery Maintenance ............................. .34
Checking Battery Fluid ..................... .34
Cleaning the Battery &Cables.. ....... .34
Servicing the Mower Blades.. ................ .36
STORAGE ........................................
.38
Normal Storage ..................................... .38
Off-Season Storage.. ............................. .38
Starling After Storage.. .......................... .39
TROUBLESHOOTING
&
REPAIR......4 0
Section Content.. ................................... .40
Troubleshooting Procedures.. ............... .40
Checking the Battery .............................. 44
Charging A Completely
Discharged Battery.. ......................... .44
Jump Starting with
Auxiliary (Booster) Battely ................. 45
ADJUSTMENTS ................................
.48
Seat Adjustment .................................... .48
Brake Adjustments . Hydra M&Is.. ..... .49
Parking Brake Adjustment................ .49
Brake Spring Adjustment.. ................. 50
Brake Adjustments . Gear Model .......... .52
Parking Brake Adjustment ................. 52
Brake Spring Adjustment.. ................ .53
Clutch Rod Adjustment _ Gear Mode1 .....54
Neuiral Adjustment
Hydra Models
(Mfg. Nos. 1892158, 1692164). .... .55
Hydra Models
(Mfg. Nos. 1692259, 1692263) ...... 57
Return-To-Neutral
Adjustment
Hydra Models
(Mfg. Nos. 1692259, 1892283). .... .58
Engine Pulley Belt Stop.. ....................... .58
Small Lii Lever - Standard.. .................. .59
Large Lii Lever - Optional.. ................... .60
Mower Adjustments.. ............................. .62
Leveling the Mower.. ........................ .62
Mower Belt Tension.. ........................ .64
Arbor Belt Stops.. ............................. .65
Idler Pulley Belt Guide ....................... 66
P T O Pulley Belt Stops.. .................... .87
Blade Brake Adjustment................... .88
BELT REPLACEMENT .....................
Tractor Drive Bek
.69
SPECIFICATIONS.. ...........................
.75
Hydra Models
(Mfg. No?. 1692156, 1692164). .... .69
Hydra Models
(Mfg. Nos. 1692259, 1892263). .... .71
Gear Model.. ..................................... .72
Mower Belt - 36”. ................................... .74
COMMON REPLACEMENT PARTS ..7 6
OPTIONAL AlTACHMENTS &
ACCESSORIES.. ...............................
.77
PARTS MANUAL AVAILABILITY......7 8
INTERNATIONAL
SYMBOLS ................. Inside Rear Cover
NOTE: In this manual, “/eft” and “right”are
referred to as seen from the operating
position.
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Safety Rules
A
Read these safety rules and follow them closely. Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control of rider, severs personal
injury or death to you, yourself or bystanders or damage to property or equipment. This mowing deck is capable of amputating hands
and feet and throwing obiects. The triangle A in text signifies important cautions or warnings which must be followed.
IMPORTANT - Safe operatkn practices for rldlng mowers.
I. General operation
15. Use extra care when loading or unloading the unit into a trailer or
buck.
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and
on the unit before starting.
2. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instmctions, to operate the unit.
3. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which
could be picked up and thrown by the blade(s).
4. Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop unit
if anyone enters the area.
5. Never carry passengers.
6. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look
down and behind before and while backing.
7. Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point ti at
anyone. Da not operate the mower wkhoul either the entire grass
catcher or the guard in place.
9. Slow down before turning.
9. Never leave a running unil unattended. Always turn off blades,
set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before
dismounting.
10. Turn off blades when not mowing.
11. Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute.
12. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
13. Do not operate the unit while under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
14. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
II. Slope operation
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Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tip-over
accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes
reauire extra caution. If YOU cannot back UO , the slooe
, or if vou
, feel
b&asy on it, do not mow’it.
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WARNING -SLOPE OPERATION
Never operate on slopes greater than 30 percent (16.7O)
whkh Is a rise of three feet verlkally In 10 feet horizontally.
When operating on slopes that are greeter than 15 percent
(5.53 but less than 30 percent use tront counterweights and
rear wheel weights (see your dealer). Select slow ground
speed before driving onto slope. In addition to front and
rear weights, use extra ceutlon when operating on slopes
wkh rear-mounted grass catcher. Mow UP end DOWN the
slope, never across the face, use cautlon when changing
dlrectkns’and DO NOT START OR STOP ON SLOPE.
DO
- See your authorized dealer for recommendations of wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
- Mow up and down slopes, not across.
- Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
* Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn
the unit. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
(confhued on next page)
Safetv Rules
- Use slow speed. Chwse a low gear so that you will not have to
stop or sbii while on the slope.
- Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These
can change the stability of the unit.
* Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make
sudden changes in speed or direction.
DO NOT
- Do not start or stop on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage
the blade(s) and proceed slowly straight down the slope.
* Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
* Do not mow near dropoffs, ditches, or embankments. The mower
could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or
ditch, or if an edge caves in.
* Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding.
- Do notby to stabilize the unfi by putting your foot on the ground.
. Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
III. Children
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence
of children. Children are often attracted to the unit and the mowing
activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw
them.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
2. Be alert and turn unit off ti children enter the area.
3. Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children.
4. Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or
interfere with safe unit operation.
5. Never allow children to operate the unit.
6. Use extra care when approaching blind comers, shrubs, trees, or
other objects that may obscure vision.
IV. service
1. Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are
flammable and vapors are explosive.
a) Use only an approved container.
b) Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running.
Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke.
c) Never refuel the unit indoors.
d) Never store the unit or fuel container inside where there is an
open flame or pilot light, such as in a water heater.
2. Never run a unit inside a closed area.
3. Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment boils, tight and
keep equipment in good condilion.
4. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation
regularly.
5. Keep unit free of grass. leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean up
oil or fuel spillage. Allow unit to cool before storing.
6. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if
necessary, before restarting.
7. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.
6. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to
be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when necessary.
9. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
10. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
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Safety Rules
A
WARNING
Never place hands near the hydro pump cooling
fan when the tractor is running. Cooling fan is
located on left-hand side of hydro pump inside
the rear frame on hydro models shown below,
and on top of transaxle on hydro models (Mfg.
Nos. 1697.259,1692263).
Cooling Fan Location. Hydro transmission (Mfg.
Nos. 1692156,1692164) (shown with left-hand rear
tire removed.)
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ALL WARNING, CAUTION, and instruc
tional messages on your tractor and
mower should be carefully read and
obeyed. Personal bodily injury can
result when these Instructions are not
followed. The information Is for your
safety and it is important. The safety
messages on this page are on your
00 NOT OPERATE MOWER
WITHOUT DEFLECTOR
OR ENTIRE GRASS
( CATCHER IN PLACE.
/
ROTATING CUTTING BLAOE
00 NOT PUT HANOS
OR FEET UNOER
MOWER OECK WHILE
Gear Model
Decals
BRAKE & CLUTCH
IMPORTANT
DO NOT TOW TRACTOR
DAMAGE TO TRANSMISSION WILL
IESUT. DISENGAGE TRANSM,SS,ON
TO MANUALLY PUSH TRACTOR.
TRANSMISSION
ENGAGED
TRANSMlSSlON
DISENGAGED
rdro Model (Mfg. Nos.
‘92156,1692164)
Hydro Model (Mfg. Nos. 1692156,1692164)
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m
Decals
Hydro Model
(Mfg. Nos. 1692259,
1692263)
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Features & Controls
Ref.
b
Name
Function
A
Clutch/Brake
s
Large Control Lift Lever (Optional)
Lifts and holds attachments in transport position.
(Required with attachments other than mower.)
C
Ignition
Operates with key to start, run or stop engine.
D
Light Switch
Switches headlights on or off.
E
Small Lii Lever (Standard)
Lifts and holds mower in transport position.
F
Mower Height Control Lever
Adjusts mower cutting heigM.
G
PTO (Power Take-Oft) Lever)
Engages and disengages power to attachment.
Pull back to disengage.
H
Ground Speed Control Lever
Controls ground speed and forward/reverse motion.
- On hydra model, move left and forward (down) to
go forward. Pull up to go in reverse.
- On gear model, select forward speed 1-5 or reverse.
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Engine Speed Control
Position from SLOW to FAST to control engine speed. Also
position for engine CHOKE.
J
Gas Gauge/Cap
Shows amount of gasoline in the tank and serves as tank
MP.
K
Seat Deck Release
Pull down on latch underneath left footrest while raising seat
deck.
Pedal
Switch
Disengages tractor clutch when pressed down at least
halfway. Applies brake when fully depressed. Engages
parking brake when latched over footrest.
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Features & Controls
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
Your tractor is equipped with a seat switch safety
system that will automatically shut the engine off when
the operator leaves the seat with the PTO engaged or
the transmission lever in gear. The tractor engine will
continue to run when the operator leaves the seat if the
PTO is disengaged, the transmission is in neutral and
the parking brake engaged.
See figure 2. Check the seat switch (A) every fall and
spring with the following three tests. Make sure the
wiring harness (B) is securely plugged into the switch.
Test 1 -Engine should NOT crank if:
A. seat is not occupied or
B. transmission lever is out of neutral or
C.PTO switch is engaged or
D. clutch/brake pedal is not depressed.
Test 2 -Engine should crank if:
A. seat is occupied and transmission lever is in
neutral.
B. PTO is disengaged and clutch/brake pedal is
depressed.
Test 3 -Engine should shut off if:
A. ooerator rises off seat with transmission lever
in gear.
8. operator rises off seat with PTO engaged.
C. operator rises off seat without clutch/brake
pedal depressed.
A
Figure 2. Safety Interlock System
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I
WARNING
If the tractor does not pass the test, do not
operate tractor. See your authorized dealer.
Under no circumstance should you attempt to
defeat the purpose of the safety system.
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1,
Before operating this tractor for the first time, the owner
should operate in an open area without mowing, to
become accustomed to the unit. The left side of the
mower can be used to trim close to objects. Be sure to
read all information in the Safely and Operation sections
before attempting to operate this tractor and mower.
A
WARNING
Never allow passengers to ride on the unit.
.A
WARNING
To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine and
mower free of grass, leaves and excess grease.
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A
WARNING
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The interlock safety switches are for your safety.
Do not attempt to bypass them.
A
WARNING
Never operate on slopes greater than 30 percent
(16.7”) which is a rise of 3 feet (0.91 meters)
vertically in IO” (3.1 meters) horizontally. Use
front and rear wheel weights for slopes greater
than 15 percent (6.59 which is a rise of 1.5’ (0.45
meters) vertically in 10’ (3.1 meters) horizontally.
See your dealer for wheel weights. Select slow
ground speed before driving onto a slops.
A
CAUTION
Towing the tractor will cause transmission
damage. Do not use another vehicle to push or
pull tractor.
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MOWER INSTALLATION & REMOVAL
1. Place your tractor on a hard level surface, with the
mower on the right side of the tractor.
2. Turn the front wheels of the tractor full left.
NOTE: The /ift chain (A, figure 3) should be connected
to the rear ho/e in lit? arm (B, figure 3) unless optional
large lift arm (9, figure 1) is used to raise mower. With
large lift lever, connect chain in forward hole.
:igure 3. Installing 36” Mower
C. Mower Hitch Arms
C Lift Chain
I. Lift Arm
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3. Place the mower in lowest cutting position and slide
it under the tractor, aligning mower hitch arms (C,
figure 3) with tractor hitch (A, figure 4).
Figure 4. Tractor Hitch (under front of tractor)
C. Safety Clips
A. Hitch
D. Drive Belt
B. Pins
4. See figure 5. Insert the link (A) into lift arm (B), then
pivot back and down. Secure chain (C) to clevis (D)
with pin (E) and clip (P). Use only four links of chain.
5. Insert a pry bar under front of mower deck. Lift up
front of mower and insert pins (B, figure 4) to attach
mower hitch arms to tractor hitch (A, figure 4).
Connect the clips (C, figure 4) into the pins.
6. Slip the mower drive belt (E, figure 6) onto the PTO
pulley (C, figure 6).
:igure 6. Mower Belt Pattern
L. V-Pulley, Right Arbor
D. Flat idler Pulley
I. V-Pulley, Left Arbor
E. Belt
:. Engine PTO Pulley
Figure. 5. Mower Lii Assembty - Small Lift Lever (Standard)
A. Lift Link
D. Clevis
B. Lift Arm
E. Pin
C. Chain
F. Clip
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Operation
7. Loosen left-hand belt stop (A, figure 7) and righthand belt stop (A, figure 8) as necessary. Make sure
belt is property routed between bait stops as shown
in figure 8.
8. Make sure the beit is properly installed on the mower
pulleys. Belt pattern is shown in figure 8.
,
Figure 8. Right-hand Belt Stop
A. Belt Stop
B. PTO Pulley
C. Belt
Figure 7. Left-Hand Belt Stop
A. Belt Stop
D. Mower Hitch Arm
E. Tractor Hitch
B. Belt
F. Cotter Pln
C. PTO Pulley
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9. See figure 9. Insert one end of the PTO rod, (A) into
the tractor PTO arm (B), (in the hole marked “MOW”)
and secure using the~spring clip (C). Insert the other.
end of the PTO rod (A) into the mower PTO arm (D).
Secure the PTO rod (A) and brake rod to the mower
PTO arm (D) with the cotter pin (E).
IO. If installing mower for the first time, or if a new belt
was installed, perform the mower adiustments in the
Adjustments section.
11 .To remove the mower, reverse the procedure.
SETTING THE MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
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CAUTION
a
Do not mow with mower in the raised transport
position or you could damage the PTO belt.
1. When traveling to or from the work site, raise the
mower using the lift lever (B or E, figure 11). At the
work site, lower mower using the lift lever.
2. Use the control lever (F, figure 11) to set the proper
mowing height. See Mowing Patterns &Tips section
for cutting height recommendations.
Figure 9. Installing PTO Rod (viewed from left side)
A. PTO Rod
D. Mower PTO Arm
B. Tractor PTO Arm
E. Cotter Pin
C. Spring Clip
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Operation
CHECKS BEFORE STARTING
1. Make sure you have proper wheel or counterweights
if required. See the slope warning on page 2. Make
sure any slopes are within required limits.
2. Check that crankcase is filled to full mark on dipstick.
See the engine Operator’s Manual for instructions
and oil recommendations.
3. Make sure all nuts, bolts, screws and pins are in
place and tight.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL OPERATION
Refer to figure IO. Depressing pedal from position A to S
disengages transmission drive. Depressing pedal further
from position B to C will also apply tractor brake. Parking
brake is applied at position C when pedal is latched over
footrest as shown.
A WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and must be
handled with care. Never fill the tank when the
engine is still hot from recent operation. Do not
allow open flame, smoking or matches in the
area. Avoid overfilling and wipe up any spills.
4. Make sure you can reach all controls from operator’s
positions. If not, see Seat Adjustment.
5. Fill the gasoline tank with fresh gasoline. Fill to
bottom of filler neck to avoid spillage and overflow.
DO NOT mix oil with gasoline. Refer to engine
manual for gasoline recommendations.
igure 10. Clutch/Brake Pedal
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STARTING THE ENGINE
Refer to figure 11.
1. Seat yourself on the tractor seat in the operating
position. Set the parking brake using the clutch/brake
pedal (A).
2. Set engine speed control (I) to CHOKE. A warm
engine may not required choking.
3. Lift the PTO lever (G) as far as it will go to the rear to
disengage the attachment
4.Set the ground speed control lever (H) in NEUTRAL.
5. Insert the key into the ignition switch (C) and turn it to
START.
6. Move the engine speed control (I) to SLOW. Warm
up the engine by running it for at least a minute
before engaging the PTO lever or driving the tractor.
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gure 11. Tractor & Mower Controls
Clutch/Brake Pedal
Large Lift Lever - (Optional)
: Ignition Switch
Light Switch
E. Small Lift Lever (Standard)
F. Mower Height Control Lever
G. PTO (Power Take-Off) Lever
H. Ground Speed Control Lever
I. Engine Speed Control
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SELECTING GROUND SPEED & ENGINE SPEED
On hydro models, ground speed is infinitely variable
according to how far the control lever (H, figure 11) is
pushed in the forward or reverse position.
On gear models, ground speed is selected by moving
the control lever (H, figure 11) to the appropriate gear
selection. Most mowing is done in 3rd or 4th gear with
engine speed between 3/4 and full speed. If the terrain
is rough, hilly or sloping, use first or second gear. If the
grass is wet or over three inches (76mm) high, use full
engine speed (with low gear) so the mower will have
enough power to cut the grass. Shift gears only with
tractor stopped and clutch/brake pedal fully depressed.
A
WARNING
Make sure desired direction is clear of objects,
people and animals.
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1. If you are ready to mow, set the mower to the
desired cutting height using mower height adjuster
(F, figure 11).
2. Engage the mower PTO using lever (G, figure 11)
with moderately fast motion. Engaging the PTO too
slowly may cause belt wear.
3.Set engine speed control (I, figure 11) for i/3 to i/2
speed. Select the gear best suited for conditions.
4. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake
pedal (A, figure 11) & unlatching pedal from the
footrest.
5. On hydro models, move the ground speed control
lever (H, figure 11) to~the desired direction and
speed of travel to start tractor in motion.
On gear models, depress clutch/brake pedal to
disengage clutch. Use the ground speed control
lever (H, figure 11) to select the gear best suited for
conditions, then slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
engage clutch and start tractor in motion.
6.Adjust engine speed control (I, figure ii) to desired
speed. Between 3/4 and full speed is recommended
for mowing.
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Operation
STOPPING THE TRACTOR
1. On hydro models, move the ground speed control
lever (H, figure 11) into the NEUTRAL position to
make a gradual stop. To make a more rapid stop,
depress the clutch/brake pedal (A, figure 11). If you
stop by depressing the pedal, move ground speed
control lever to NEUTRAL before releasing the pedal.
NOTE: Tractor Mfg. Nos., 1692259 & 1692263 will
return to neutral automatically from forward speeds
when clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
On gear models, press the clutch/brake pedal (A,
figure 11) down only far enough to disengage the
clutch (as shown in figure IO) to make a gradual
stop. For a more rapid stop, press pedal down farther
to apply the brake.
Before leaving the operator’s position for any
A
WARNING
To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine, tractor
and mower free of grass, leaves and excess
grease. Do not stop or park tractor over dry
leaves, grass or combustible materials.
2. Engage the parking brake by locking clutch/brake
pedal on footrest as shown in figure 10.
3. Disengage the PTO and lower the attachment.
4. Set engine speed control (I, figure 11) to SLOW.
Stopping a hot engine too fast may cause engine
damage. Let engine idle for about a minute.
5. Turn key to OFF and remove it.
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PUSHING THE TRACTOR BY HAND
A CAUTION
Do not tow the tractor. Damage may result to the
transmission.
Hydro Model (Mfg. Nos. 1692166,16921&I)
1. With engine off and key removed, disengage the
PTO by pulling back on lever (G, figure 11)
2. Pull the lift lever (B or E, figure 11) back to raise the
mower/attachment to the transport position.
3. See figure 12. Move hydro release lever (A) to the
PUSH position by rotating the lever upwards and
engaging the lever capscrew in hole.
To drive the tractor, release lever must be in the
DRIVE position with bottom of lever positioned
several inches away from plunger (B, figure 12).
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Hydro Model (Mfg. Nos. 1692269,1692269)
1. With engine off and key removed, disengage the
PTO by pulling back on lever (G, figure 11)
2. Pull the lift lever (B or E, figure 11) back to raise the
mower/attachment to the transport position.
3. See figure 13. The release lever is located under the
rear (right-hand) tractor frame, above the transmission. Release lever must be in the rearward position
to push the tractor by hand.
To drive the tractor, release lever must be moved
completely forward to engage the DRIVE position.
Gear Model
1. With engine off and key removed, disengage the
PTO by pulling back on lever (G, figure 11)
2. Pull the lift lever (B or E, figure 11) back to raise the
mower/attachment to the transport position.
3. Place ground speed control lever in the NEUTRAL
position.
4. Unlock parking brake.
Figure 12. Release Lever - Hydro Model (Mfg. Nos.
1692166,1692164) (Behind left rear wheel)
A. Release Lever
B. Plunger
9ure 13. Release Lever - Hydro Model (Mfg. Nos.
i92269,1692263)
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Mowing Pattern & Tips
For the first use of the mower choose a smooth level area.
Cut long straight strips overlapping slightly.
The size and type of area to be mowed determines the best
mowing pattern to use. Obstructions such as trees, fences
and buildings must also be considered. Where possible,
make one or two passes in a clockwise direction around the
outside of the area to keep the cut grass off fences and
walks. The remainder of the mowing should be done in a
counterclc&vise direction so the clippings are dispersed on
the cut area.
Keep in mind the following lawn care and mowing tips:
1. Too much maintenance is as detrimental to your lawn as
neglect.
2. Mow when grass is 3-5 inches tall. Don’t cut shorter than
2 to 2-l/2 inches. Cut only the top one-third of the grass
blade. Cutting below this level can lead to thatch
problems. Your mower has a cutting height adjustment
that can help you maintain a proper length.
3.For extremely tall grass, set the cutting height at
maximum for the first pass, and then reset to the desired
height and mow again.
4. Mow often. Short clippings of an inch or less decompose
more quickly than longer blades.
5. Keep the blades on your mower sharp for finer clippings.
6. Let grass grow a bit longer when it is hot to reduce heat
build-up and protect grass from heat damage.
7. Use slow-release fertilizer for slow, even growth.
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8. Don’t cover grass surface with a heavy layer of clippings.
Consider using a grass collection system and starting a
compost pile.
9. Aerate lawn in spring, consider renting an aerator which
removes cores of soil from the lawn. This increases the
speed of clipping decomposition and deep root growth by
opening up the soil and permitting greater movement of
water, fertilizer and air.
10. Don’t over-water - too much water can encourage
disease development.
11. Mow when the grass is dry, preferably in the late
afternoon when the temperatures are cooler.
12.Where possible, change patterns occasionally to
eliminate matting, graining or a corrugated appearance.
13. For wet grasses, grasses prone to wheel tracking and for
collecting
clippings:
a. Use sharp blades.
b. Raise deck l/4” higher in front than in rear.
c. Maximum engine speed.
d. Clean deck of built-up material/caked-on grass.
e. Check for free movement of mower idler pulley.
f. Use slow ground speed.
14. For dry conditions where grass blow-out is a problem:
a. Use sharp blades.
b. Raise deck flat to l/8” maximum lower in front.
c. Use 314 engine speed.
d. Clean deck of built-up material/caked-on grass.
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MULCHING MOWER OPERAnON (Optional Attachment)
Mulching
Mulching consists of actually cutting and recutting clippings
into tiny particles and blowing them into the lawn. These tiny
particles decompose rapidly into by-products your lawn can
use. Under proper conditions, your mulching mower will
virtually eliminate noticeable clippings on the lawn surface.
Keep in mind these mulching tips:
a. Use mulching mower or mulcher kit without shredders
for grass mulching.
b. Install shredders for leaf shredding.
c. Use maximum engine speed.
d. Raise height of cut if excessive power is used.
e. Must use sharp blades. Do not use lift tabs or high lift
blade when mulching.
f . Adjust to lower ground speeds in heavy grass or if
windrow is present.
g. Clean deck of built-up material/caked-on grass.
h. Check for free movement of mower idler pulley.
Cllpplngs Are Beneficial
A common misconception about clippings is that they automatically lead to thatch. However, clippings produced by the
mulching methods actually contribute to a healthy lawn
because they:
1. Act as a safe, non-polluting and inexpensive fertilizer that
nourishes your lawn. Fresh cut blades are a rich source
of ntirogen which is essential to lush growth. And one
garbage bag of clippings contains about i/4 lb. of usable
organic nitrogen.
2. Reduce the evaporation of water from your lawn.
3. Provide a cushioning layer to reduce lawn wear.
4. Moderate soil temperature.
5. Save money normally spent on trash bags.
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Conditions
The best mulching results from mowing when lawn is dry and
grass blades are not over 5” long. Follow these guidelines for
best results:
a. Do not use the mower as a mulching mower during the
first two or three mowings in the spring. The long grass
blades, quick growth, and often wetter conditions are
more suitable for side-discharge (broadcasting) or
grass bagging operation.
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b. Avoid mulching after rain or heavy dew. It may be
better to mow later in the day or early evening when
lawn is drier.
c. Change the mowing pattern each time.
d. If mulching baffles are removed, the original deflector
must be in operating position for safe side-discharge
mowing.
How Much Grass To Cut CM
Removing too much grass height in one cutting may result in
an unsatisfactory cut: windrowing, clumping, or uneven
dispersal of clippings may result. It is best to mow when the
grass is between 3-5” tall, although this will depend on your
personal preference for lawn appearance. A good rule to
follow is to cut only the top one-third of the grass blade at a
time (maximum of i-l/Z”). Cutting more off the grass blade,
particularly in wet spring conditions, can lead to thatch
problems.
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Engine Speed &Ground Speed
Use full engine throttle matched with a slower ground speed
so that clippings will be finely cut. A better cut may result
from cutting the same area in two passes, each time cutting
only 3/4” of grass blade. Short clippings of 1” or less
decompose more quickly than longer blades.
NOTE: When mulching under heavy cutting conditions, a
rumbling sound may be present and is normal.
The Proper Equipment
Always keep the mower blades sharp and balanced. Blades
should be sharpened at the beginning of every mowing
season. If the tips of grass blades brown after cutting, this
may be a sign of dull blades tearing, rather than cutting, the
grass blades.
Keep the underside of the mower deck and baffles clean so
that clippings are properly circulated, chopped, and
discharged back into the lawn.
The Best Combination
We recommend that you experiment with the height of cut
position and tractor ground speed that will give you the best
cut. Start with a higher cutting height and try increasing lower
settings until you find a cutting height that is matched to your
mowing conditions and preferences. Since mulching requires
more horsepower than side-discharging, using a slower
ground speed is important for proper mulching operation.
Leaf Shredding (Mulcher Kit Only)
Patented Shredder Blades virtually eliminate raking leaves.
Up to 512 cutting edges pulverize leaves into tiny particles,
which quickly and naturally decompose into food for your
lawn. Shredder Blades must be removed when you choose
to mulch grass clippings.
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Normal Care
SCHEDULE - The following schedule should be followed for normal care of your tractor and mower. You will need to
keep a record of your operating time. Determining operating time is easily accomplished if the tractor is equipped with
an optional hourmeter. If not, multiply the time it takes to do one job by the number of times you’ve done the job.
(hydro model, Mfg.
*See the engine manufacturer’s owner’s manual.
*Change original engine oil after first 5 hours of operation.
*More often in hot (over 85” F: 30’ C) weather or dusty operating conditions.
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RAISING THE HOOD &SEAT DECK
1. To raise the hood, grasp both sides of the hood (A,
figure 14) near the dash and pull outward. Pivot the
hood up and forward.
2.To open the seat deck, pull down the latch (8, figure
14) located ahead of the left rear wheel, and tilt seat
deck back.
CHECKING/ADDING GASOLINE
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CAUTION
Never use gasoline containing METHANOL,
gasohol containing more than 10% ethanol,
gasoline additives, premium gasoline, or white gas
because engine/fuel system damage could result.
Check the gas gauge/cap to be sure there is enough gasoline
to complete the job. To add gasoline, remove the gas gauge/
cap. Refer to your engine manual for gasoline recommendations. Install and hand tighten the gas gauge/cap.
CHECKING TIRE PRESSURE
Front tire pressure should be 12 to 15 psi (82 to 103 kPa).
Rear tire pressure should be 6 to 8 psi (41 to 55 kPa).
igure 14. Operating the Seat Deck
,. Hood
B. Latch
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CHECKING FUEL FILTER
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WARNING
Do not remove fuel filter when engine is hot, as
spilled gasoline may ignite. Do Not spread hose
clamps further than necessary. Ensure clamps
grip hoses firmly over filter afler installation.
The fuel filter is located in fuel line between fuel tank
and carburetor. If filter is dirty or clogged, replace as
follows. Place a container below filter to catch spilled
gasoline.
1. Using a pliers, open and slide hose clamps from fuel
filter.
2. Remove hoses from filter.
3. Install new filter in proper flow direction in fuel line.
Secure with hose clamps. See warning at beginning
of procedure.
igure 15. Shift Lever Lubrication -Gear Models
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LUBRICATION
Lubricating the Tractor
Lubricate the tractor as shown in figures 15 - 20. When
a grease gun is shown, wipe the fitting clean, apply two
or three shots of lithium base automotive grease, and
wipe off excess grease. When an oil can is shown, wipe
the area clean, apply a few drops of oil (SAE 30), then
wipe up drips or spills.
igure 16. PTO
Lever Lubrication
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Lubricating the Mower
Lubricate the mower as shown in figures 21 - 23. Also
lubricate the grease fittings on the mower idler pulley
and arbors (underneath the mower deck). Use an oil can
with medium weight (SAE 30) oil. Brush and wipe dirt
and grass from the area before applying oil. Wipe up
drips and spills. Keep oil off belts and pulleys.
gure 21. Lubricate Helght Control Lever & Point
here Roller Bar Contacts Bracket
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CHECKING TRANSMISSION FLUID - HYDRO
MODELS (Mfg. Nos. 1692166,1692164)
1 .Allow tractor to cool after operation. Fluid must be
cool for an accurate check.
P.The fluid level is visible in the reservoir (figure 24)
without removing cap. The level should be between
the two lines. If not, go to step 3.
3. Raise the seat deck.
4. Before removing reservoir cap, clear all grass and
debris from battery compartment and area around
the hydro reservoir.
5. Remove the reservoir cap. If diaphragm does not
come out with cap, remove it. Add 30W premium
grade oil as required. If oil is black or milky, see your
dealer to determine cause.
6. Check the level again after operating the tractor a
few times. If level is consistently low, see your dealer
to check for leaks.
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(Mfg. Nos. 1692166,1692164)
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TRANSAXLE - HYDRO MODELS
The hydro transaxle is a sealed unit. The transaxle is
packed with grease and does not require any further
lubrication unless a setvice overhaul is performed.
On hydro models equipped with hydro pump (figure 25),
apply two shots of grease every 100 hours to fitting on
input shaft of pump as shown in figure 25.
Figure 25. Ransaxle Grease Fitting - Hydro Models
(Mfg. Nos. 1692156,1692164)
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BATTERY MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the Battery Cables
Checking Battery Fluid
1. Raise the seat.
2. Remove battery filler caps (C, figure 26), one at a
time.
3. Fluid must be even with split ring full mark (figure
26). If not, add distilled water.
4. Reinstall filler caps.
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WARNING
When removing or installlna batterv cables,
disconnect th; negative cable FIkST and
reconnect it LAST. If not done in this order, the
can be shorted to the frame by
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Normal Care
1. Disconnect the cables from the battery, negative
cable first (figure 26).
2. Remove the battery clamp, then remove the battery.
3. Scrub the battery, cables, and battery compartment
with baking soda and water.
4. Clean the battery terminals and cable clamps with a
wire brush.
5. Reinstall battery and clamp (figure 26).
6. Connect cables, positive cable first.
7. Coat cable clamps and terminals with grease or
petroleum jelly.
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Figure 26. Battery
A. Positive Terminal
B. Negative Terminal
FILL TO
BOTTOM :’
OF R!NG
C. Battery Clamp
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SERVICING THE MOWER BLADES
1. Remove mower from tractor.
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USE PIN THROUGH HOLE
IF ARBOR TURNS \
2.Check both blades. Blades should be sharp and free
of nicks and dents. If not, sharpen blades as
described in following steps.
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WARNING
For your personal safety, do not handle the
sharp mower blades with bare hands. Careless
or improper handllng of blades may result in
serious injury.
3. To remove blade for sharpening, use wooden block
to hold blade while removing its blade mounting
capscrew (figure 27).
4. Use a file to sharpen blade to fine edge. Remove all
nicks and dents in blade edge. If blade is severely
damaged, it should be replaced.
5. Balance the blade as shown in figure 28. Center the
blade’s center hole on a nail lubricated with a drop of
oil. A balanced blade will remain level.
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APSCREW
F i igure 27. Removing the Blade
A WARNING
personal safety, blade
For your
mounting
capscrews must be installed with the cup
washer and spline washer and then securely
tightened. Torque blade mounting capscrew to
50 to 70 ft. Ibs. (67 to 95 N.m).
6. Reinstall each blade with the tabs pointing up toward
deck as shown in figure 29. Secure with a capscrew
(D), cup washer (C), and spline washer (6). Be sure
spline washer hub fits inside blade mounting hole.
Use a wooden block to prevent blade rotation (figure
29) and torque capscrews from 50 to 70 ft. Ibs. (67 to
95 N.m).
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Figure 26. Balancing the Blade
Figure 29. Installing the Blade
A. Wooden Block
C. Cup Washer
6. Spline Washer
D. Capscrew
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NORMAL STORAGE
Clean all grass and dirt from the mower. To protect your
tractor, store it in an enclosed dry area. Do not store it in
an enclosure where fumes from the fuel tank could
reach an open flame. Clean the seat with a vinyl
cleaner.
To store your tractor in a cold area between winter snow
removal jobs, we suggest that you fill the fuel tank at the
completion of each job to prevent water condensation in
the fuel tank. Wait for engine to cool before filling tank.
OFF-SEASON STORAGE (TWO MONTHS OR MORE)
1. Prepare the mower for storage as follows:
a. Remove mower from tractor.
b. Clean underside of mower.
c. Coat all bare metal surfaces with oaint or liaht coat
of oil to prevent rusting.
d. Clean, sharpen and balance the blades.
2.Add a gasoline stabilizer to the tank.
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WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable. Keep open flame
or spark away from gasoline and fuel tank. Never
store tractor where gasoline fumes may reach an
ooen flame or soark.
3. Drain crankcase oil while engine is hot and refill with
a grade of oil that will be required when tractor is
used again.
4. Remove spark plug. Pour one ounce of 1 OW-30 oil
into engine through spark plug hole. Crank engine a
few times to distribute oil and then reinstall the spark
plug.
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5. Clean any dirt or grass from cylinder head cooling
fins and engine housing and clean air cleaner
element.
6. Cover air cleaner and exhaust outlet tightly with
plastic or otherwaterproof material to keep moisture,
dirt and insects out of engine
7. Completely grease and oil tractor as outlined in
earlier part of this section.
8. Clean up tractor and apply paint or rust preventive to
any areas where paint is chipped or damaged.
STARTING AFTER STORAGE
Before starting the tractor after lt has been stored, do
the following:
1. Remove the blocks from under the tractor.
2. Install the battery (ii removed).
3. Unplug the exhaust outlet and air cleaner.
4. Remove spark plug and wipe it dry. Crank the engine
a few times to blow excess oil out of the plug hole.
Reinstall plug.
9. Be sure the battery is filled to the proper level with
water and is fully charged. Battery life will be
increased if it is removed and put in’s cool, dry place
and fully charged about once a month. If battery is
left in tractor, disconnect the negative cable.
5. Fill fuel tank with fresh gasoline. See engine manual
for recommendations.
IO. If the tractor is to be stored 8 months or longer block
the tractor up off the wheels to relieve weight and
keep the tires off a damp floor. Protect the tires from
prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
7. Inflate tires to proper operating pressure. Check fluid
levels.
Il. Store the tractor in a dry place indoors.
6. Check crankcase oil level, and add proper oil if
necessary.
8. Start the engine and let it run slowly. DO NOT run at
high speed immediately after starting. Be sure to run
engine only out of doors or in well ventilated area.
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SECTION
CONTENT
This section of the manual provides troubleshooting and
repair instructions for the more common and easily
corrected problems. For other problems, it is
recommended that you contact your dealer.
A WARNING
To avoid serious injury, Perform maintenance on
the tractor or mower only when the engine is
stopped and the parking brake engaged. Always
remove the ignition key, disconnect spark plug
wire and fasten away from the plug before
beginning the maintenance to prevent accidental
starting of the engine.
. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
To use these procedures, first locate the problem
description that best describes the trouble that you have
encountered. Check the possible causes one at a time
in the order that they are listed.
1. Engine will not start.
A. Ground speed control lever not in neutral start
position. Shfft into NEUTRAL.
8. Clutch/brake pedal not fully depressed. Depress
fully.
C. Operator not seated. Operator must be in seat on
models equipped with seat switch.
D. Out of fuel. Refill fuel tank.
E. Engine flooded. Move control out of choke &
attempt to start.
F. Circuit breaker tripped. Wait one minute for
automatic reset. Replace if defective (see your
dealer).
G. Battery terminals require cleaning. See Normal
Care section.
H. Battery discharged or dead. Recharge or replace.
I. Wiring loose or broken. Visually check wiring &
replace broken or frayed wires. Tighten loose
connections.
J. Solenoid or starter motor faulty. Repair or replace.
K. Safety interlock switch faulty. Replace if needed.
(See your dealer.)
L. PTO clutch lever not disengaged. Disengage fully.
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M. Spark plug faulty, fouled, or incorrectly gapped.
Clean & gap or replace.
N. Water in fuel tank. Drain fuel &refill with fresh fuel.
0. Old stale gas. Drain fuel & replace with fresh fuel.
2. Engine starts hard or runs poorly.
A. Fuel mixture too rich. Move control out of choke. If
problem still exists, clean air filter.
8. Carburetor adjusted incorrectly. See your engine
manual.
C. Spark plug faulty, fouled, or incorrectly gapped.
Clean and gap or replace.
3. Engine knocks.
A. Low oil level. Check/add oil as required.
B. Using wrong grade oil. See Engine Manual.
4. Excessive oil consumption.
A. Engine running too hot. Clean engine fins, blower
screen and air cleaner. See Normal Care section.
5. Engine exhaust is black or smoky.
A. Dirty air filter. Clean air filter.
B. Choke not fully open. Move control out of choke
and be sure choke opens fully. If problem still
exists, check carburetor adjustment.
6. Engine runs, but tractor will not drive or lacks
power.
A. Ground speed control lever in NEUTRAL. Shift into
forward or reverse gate.
B. Drive belt slips. (See problem and cause below.)
C. Check hydro transmission oil (hydro models).
D. Brake is not fully released.
E. Transmission release lever is not fully in drive
position (hydro models). See Pushing The Tractor
By Hand.
7. Drive belt slips.
A. Clutch or belt tension is out of adjustment. See
Adjustment section.
B. Pulleys or belt greasy or oily. Clean as required.
B. Using wrong weight of oil. See Engine Manual.
C. Belt stretched or worn. Replace with correct belt.
C. Too much oil in crankcase. Drain excessive oil.
D. Clutch rod binding in guide. Oil clutch rod. See
Tractor Lubrication.
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8. Brake will not hold.
A. Brake is incorrectly adjusted. See Adjustment
section.
B. Brake pads worn & require replacement. See your
dealer.
O.Tractor
handles poorly.
A. Steering linkage is loose. Check and tighten any
loose connections.
B. Improper tire inflation. Check and correct.
C. Wheels are spinning and slipping. Use weights to
provide additional stability and traction.
D. Moving too fast on slopes. Reduce speed.
ll.Tractor will not move with ground speed control
lever in forward or reverse.
A. Brake is not fully released. See Brake
Adjustments.
B. Transmission release lever is not fully in drive
position (hydro models). See Pushing The Tractor
By Hand.
12.Oil is leaking from the breather cap during
normal operation (hydro models, Mfg. Nos.
1692259,1692263).
A. Cooling fins are obstructed by grass clippings or
dirt.
B. The brake is stuck or not fully released. See Brake
Adjustments - Hydro Models.
lO.Main tractor drive belt does not stop when
clutch-brake pedal is depressed.
A. Belt stop out of adjustment. See Adjustments
section.
B. Belt tension out of adjustment. See Adjustments
section.
TROUBLESHOOTING
(MOWER)
1. Mower will not raise.
A. Lift chain not attached or broken. Attach or repair.
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2. Uneven cut.
A. Tractor tires not inflated equally or properly.
8. Mower not leveled properly. See leveling
adjustment in Mower Adjustment section.
3. Mower cut is rough looking.
A. Engine speed too slow. Set for three-fourths to full
speed.
5. Excessive mower vibration.
A. Blade mounting screws are loose. Torque to
50 - 70 ft. Ibs. (74 N.m). See Normal Care section.
B. Mower blades, arbors, or pulleys are bent. Check
and replace as necessary.
C. Mower blades are out of balance. Remove,
sharpen, and balance blades (see Normal Care
section).
B. Tractor ground speed too fast. Use lower gear.
C. Blades dull & require sharpening. See Normal
Care section.
D. Mower drive belt slipping. Belt oily or worn. Clean
or replace belt as necessary. Readjust belt
tension.
4. Engine stalls easily with mower engaged.
A. Tractor ground speed too fast. Use lower gear.
B. Engine speed too slow. Set for three-fourths to full
speed.
C. Cutting height set too low when mowing tall grass.
Cut tall grass at maximum cutting height during
first pass.
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6. Excessive belt breakage.
A. Belt tension too tight. Readjust belt tension.
B. Bent or rough pulleys. Repair or replace.
C. Using incorrect belt. See your dealer.
7. Mower drive belt slips or fails to drive.
A. Mower drive belt out of adjustment. See
Adjustment section.
B. Mower drive belt broken. Replace belt.
D. Discharge chute jamming with cut grass. Cut grass
with discharge pointing toward previously cut area.
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CHECKING THE BAITERY
The voltmeter can be used to determine condition of
battery. When engine is off, the voltmeter shows battery
voltage, which should be 12 volts. When engine is
running, the voltmeter shows voltage of charging circuit
which normally is 13 to 14 volts.
A dead battery or one too weak to start the engine may
not mean the battery needs to be replaced. It may, as an
example, mean that the alternator is not charging the
battery properly. If there is any doubt about the cause of
the problem, see your dealer. If you need to replace the
battery, follow the steps under “Cleaning the Battery &
Cables” in the Normal Care Section.
CHARGING A COMPLETELY DISCHARGED
BAITERY
1. Be aware of all the safety precautions you should
observe during the charging operation. If you are
unfamiliar with the use of a battery charger and
hydrometer; have the battery serviced by your
dealer.
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WARNING
Do not attempt to charge a frozen battery. Allow
the battery to warm to 60” F (15.5” C) before
placing on charge.
2. Add water sufficient to cover the plate (fill to the
proper level near the end of the charge). If the
battery is extremely cold, allow it to warm before
adding water because the water level will rise as it
warms. Also, an extremely cold battery will not
accept a normal charge until it becomes warm.
3. Always unplug or turn the charger off before
attaching or removing the clamp connections.
4. Carefully attach the clamps to the battery in proper
polarity (usually red to [+] positive and black to [-I
negative).
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CAUTION
Keep open flames and sparks away from the
battery; the gasses coming from it are highly
explosive. Ventilate the battery well during
charging.
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5. While charging, periodically measure the
temperature of the electrolyte. If the temperature
exceeds 125” F (51.6” C), or if violent gassing or
spewing of electrolyte occurs, the charging rate must
be reduced or temporarily halted to prevent battery
damage.
6. Charge the battery until fully charged (i.e. until the
specific gravity of the electrolyte is 1.250 or higher
and the electrolyte temperature is at least 60” F).
The best method of making certain a battery is fully
charged, but not over charged, is to measure the
specific gravity of a cell once per hour. The battery is
fully charged when the cells are gassing freely at low
charging rate and less than 0.003 change in specific
gravity occurs over a three hour period.
JUMP STARTING WITH AUXILIARY (BOOSTER)
BATTERY
Jump starting is not recommended. However, if it must
be done, follow these directions. Both booster and discharged batteries should be treated carefully when using
jumper cables. Follow exactly the procedure that follows,
being careful not to cause sparks. Refer to figure 30.
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WARNING
For your personal safety, use extreme care when
jump starting. Never expose battery to open
flame or electric spark-battery action generates
hydrogen gas which Is flammable and explosive.
Do not allow battery acid to contact skin, eyes,
fabrics, or painted surfaces. Batteries contain a
sulfuric acid solution which can cause serious
personal injury or property damage.
1. Both batteries must be of the same voltage (6, 12,
etc.).
2. Position the vehicle with the booster battery adjacent
to the vehicle with the discharged battery so that
booster cables can be connected easily to the
batteries in both vehicles. Make certain vehicles do
not touch each other.
3. Wear safety glasses and shield eyes and face from
batteries at all times. Be surevent caps are tight.
Place damp cloth over vent caps on both batteries.
4. Connect positive (+) cable to positive post of
discharged battery (wired to starter or solenoid).
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5. Connect the other end of same cable to same post
marked positive (t) on booster battery.
6. Connect the second cable negative (-) to other post
of booster battery.
7. Make final connection on engine block of stalled
vehicle away from battery. Do not lean over
batteries.
6. Start the engine of the vehicle with the booster
battery. Watt a few minutes, then attempt to start the
engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
9. If the vehicle does not start after cranking for thirty
seconds, STOP PROCEDURE. More than thirty
seconds seldom starts the engine unless some
mechanical adjustment is made.
10. After starting, allow the engine to return to idle
speed. Remove the cable connection at the engine
or frame. Then remove the other end of the same
cable from the booster battery.
il. Remove the other cable by disconnecting at the
discharged battery first and then disconnect the
opposite end from the booster battery.
12. Discard the damp cloths that were placed over the
battery vent caps.
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A WARNING
To avoid engine damage, do not disconnect
battery while engine is running. Be sure terminal
connections are tight before starting.
A WARNING
Any procedure other than the preceding could
result in: (I) personal injury caused by
electrolyte squirting out the battery vents, (2)
personal injury or property damage due to
battery explosion, (3) damage to the charging
system of the booster vehicle or of the
immobilized vehicle.
Do not attempt to jump start a vehicle having a
frozen battery because the battery may rupture
or explode. if a frozen battery is suspected,
examine ail fill vents on the battery. if ice can be
seen or if the electrolyte fluid cannot be seen, do
not attempt to start with jumper cables as long
as the battery remains frozen.
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
To avoid serious injury, perform adjustments
only with engine stopped, key removed and
Raise the seat deck. While holding the seat, loosen the
four capscrews (A, figure 31) securing seat to deck.
Position the seat as desired, then tighten the capscrews.
Seat springs (6, figure 31) can be adjusted for operator
comfort. Move springs forward for lighter operator and
toward the rear for heavier operator.
Figure 31. Seat Adjustment
A. Capscrews
B. Springs
BRAKE
ADJUSTMENTS - HYDRO MODELS
Parking Brake Adjustment
For hydro models (Mfg. Nos. 1692156, 1692164), refer
to figure 32. For other hydro models, refer to figure 33.
I. With/parking brake released, rotate the brake cam
(A) fqrward until it stops. There should be gap
between tranvle housing (B) and rear point of
brake cam as shown in the figure.
2. If adjustment is required, remove cotter pin and turn
adjuvting nut (C) until proper clearance is achieved.
Turning the nut in will decrease clearance and
turning the nut out will increase clearance. Reinstall
cotter pin after adjustment.
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Figure 32. Parking Brake Adjustment - Hydro Models
(Mfg. Nos. 1692156,1692164) (Viewed from right
side of transaxle with rear wheel removed)
A. BrakeCam
B. Trsnsaxle Housing
C. Adjusting Nut
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Brake Spring Adjustment
For hydro models (Mfg. Nos. 1692156,1692164), refer
to figure 34. For other hydro models, refer to figure 35.
1. Depress the clutch/brake pedal and latch parking
brake over footrest. When compressed, measure the
brake spring (A) between the rod guide (B) and
adjusting nut (C). Measurement should be as shown.
2. If adjustment is required, turn adjusting nut (C) until
proper spring length is achieved.
Figure 33. Parking Brake Adjustment - Hydro Models
(Mfg. Nos. 1692269,1692262) (Viewed from left side
of transaxle with rear wheel removed)
A. Brake Cam
B. Transaxle Housing
C. Adjusting Nut
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Ygure 36. Brake Spring Adjustment - Hydro Models
Mfg. Nos. 1692269,1692262)
I Brake Spring
C. Adjusting Nut
I. Rod Guide
Figure 24. Brake Spring Adjustment - Hydro Models
(Mfg. Nos. 1692166,1692164)
A. Brake Spring
C. Adjusting Nut
B. Rod Guide
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Adjustments
BRAKE ADJUSTMENTS - GEAR MODEL
Parking Brake Adjustment
1. Place the transmission in gear and release the
parking brake.
2. Move the brake rod (\, figure 37) back and forth to be
sure there is no tension on the brake pads.
3. See figure 36. Push the cam lever (A) forward
(toward front of tractor) to remove any slack. The gap
between cam lever (A) and stop (B) should be l/8”
(0.3mm). Use a feeler gauge to measure.
4. If adjustment is required, loosen or tighten the
adjustment nut (C) to achieve correct dimension.
Some models are equipped with two nuts. If SO,
loosen the outer nut, adjust the inner nut as
necessary, then tighten the outer nut.
4i
AL.
igure 36. Parking Brake Adjustment-Gear Model
liewed from right side of transmission)
,. Brake Cam Lever
:. stop
:. Adjustment Nut
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Brake Spring Adjustment
1. Make sure the brake cam lever is properly adjusted
as described previously under Parking Brake
Adjustment.
2. Fully depress clutch pedal and lock parking brake.
3. See figure 37. Adjust the brake rod nut (A) until
spring (D) is compressed to 2-11/32” length.
Figure 37. Clutch/Brake Adjustments - Gear Model
A. Nut
G. Clutch Rod Guide
B. Spring, Clutch Rod
Ii. Set Collar
C. Brake Rod Guide
I. Brake Rod
D. Spring, Brake Rod
J. Clutch Rod
K Setscrew
E. Nut
F. Idler Pulley, Rear
CLUTCH ROD ADJUSTMENT - GEAR MODEL
Refer to figure 37.
1. Release clutch/brake pedal so parking brake is not
locked.
P.Apply 15-20 Ibs. pressure to pedal to firmly seat
transmission drive belt in idler pulley (6. Measure
the distance between the inside belt strands as
shown in figure 37. Distance should be between 2314” and 3-316”.
3. If adjustment is required, loosen rear idler pulley (6,
figure 56). Move rear pulley rearward to increase
distance and move pulley forward to decrease
distance.
NOTE: For smooth operation, the drive system is
designed to allow some belt slippage at transmission
drive pulley when clutch pedal is released. In the
following adjushnent, less belt slippage can be obtained
by slightly reducing the 2-7/16” dimension.
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4. Make sure spring (B) is seated against rod guide (G)
and set collar (H). Apply 15-20 Ibs. pressure to pedal
to position belt firmly in idler pulley.
5. Push set collar (H) against spring (B) to compress
spring to 2-7/16” and tighten setscrew. Release idler
pulley and check dimension.
6. If adjustment is required, apply parking brake, loosen
setscrew (K), reposition set collar (H) and tighten
setscrew(K). Release parking brake and check
dimension. Repeat until 2-7/16” dimension is
achieved.
7. Measure distance between rod guide (G) and nut
(E). Distance should be 5/6”. turn nut as required to
correct distance.
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT - HYDRO
Nos. 1692166,1692164)
MODELS (Mfg.
If the tractor creeps forward or backward with ground
control speed lever positioned in the neutral gate,
perform the following adjustment.
1. Raise rear of tractor off ground with suitable hoist or
floor jack. install jackstands underneath transexle
and block the front wheels.
s
2. See figure 38. Raise the seat deck. The control lever
quadrant (A) is mounted with slotted holes so it can
be adjusted. Loosen the two self-tapping screws (C)
and move the quadrant so the screws are centered
in the quadrant slots. Tighten the screws securely.
3. Place speed control lever (B) in the NEUTRAL gate.
Start the engine and run at maximum RPM.
L. Quadrant
I. Ground Speed Control Lever
:. Taptite Screw
(Continued on next page)
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4. See figure 39. Loosen jam nut (B) and adjust control
link length by rotating nut (A) in either direction until
wheels stop rotating. Snug jam nut (B) finger tight
against nut (A).
5. Check for neutral from forward and reverse with
ground speed control lever (B, figure 38). Repeat
steps 3 - 4 if necessary.
8. Hold the adjustment nut (A) and tighten jam nut (8)
securely against nut (A)
7.Shut off the engine and remove tractor from
jackstands or jack.
Figure 39. Control Linkage - Hydro Models (Mfg.
Nos. 1692156,1692164)
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NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT - HYDRO MODELS (Mfg.
Nos. 1692269,1692269)
If the tractor creeps forward or backward wlth ground
control speed lever positioned in the neutral gate,
perform the following adjustment.
1. Raise rear of tractor off ground with suitable hoist or
floor jack. Install jackstands underneath transaxle
and block the front wheels.
2. See figure 40. Place speed control lever (A) in the
NEUTRAL gate. Start the engine and run at
maximum RPM.
3. Raise the seat deck. Loosen nut (B) and adjust
linkage rod (C) up or down until wheels stop rotating,
then tighten nut (B) securely.
4. Turn off the engine and remove tractor from jack
stands or jack.
/
gure 40. Ground Speed Control Lever - Hydro
Ddels (Mfg. Nos. 1692259,1692262)
Ground Speed Control Lever
B. Nut
C. Llnkage Rod
1538
RETURN-TO-NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT - HYDRO
MODELS (Mfg. Nos. 1692269,1692263)
1. Depress cl&h/brake pedal fully. Ground speed
control lever should return to the neutral gate.
P.Turn nut in either direction until proper adjustment is
achieved and control lever returns fully to the neutral
gate.
ENGINE PULLEY BELT STOP
There should be i/6” (3mm) between each belt stop and
the belt when the tractor clutch is engaged (pedal up).
See figure 42.
I-
Ermine Pullev
rance
Figure 42. Engine Pulley Belt Stops
Figure 41. Return-To-Neutral Adjustment - Hydro
Models (Mfg. Nos. 1692259,1692263) (Viewed from
right side of transaxle with the rear wheel removed)
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Adjustments
SMALL LIFT LEVER-STANDARD
The small lift lever is standard equipment on your tractor
and is used to raise and the lower the mower deck for
transporting.
1. See figure 43. Use the mower height control lever (A)
to place the mower in the lowest cutting position. Use
the small lift lever (6) to fully raise the mower to the
transport position.
2. Measure the distance between top of upstop bracket
(C) and top of footrest. Measurement should be 3.
313”.
3. See figure 44. If adjustment is required, disconnect
clevis (A) from the chain (B). Loosen nut (C) and turn
clevis to raise or lower mower. When measurement
is correct, tighten nut (C) against clevis (A).
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Figure 43. Small Lift Lever Measurement
A. Mower Height Control Lever
C. Upstop
B. Small Lift Lever
Bracket
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LARGE LIFT LEVER - OPTlONAL
The large lift lever is optional, but is required with some
attachments. It is used to raise and the lower the mower
deck or attachments for transporting.
1. See figure 45. Use the mower height control lever (A)
to place the mower in the lowest cutting position. Use
the large lift lever (B) to fully raise the mower to the
transport position.
2. Measure the distance from bottom edge of lever
bracket (C) to mower deck as shown in figure 45.
Measurement should be 5”.
3. See figure 44. If adjustment is required, disconnect
clevis (A) from the chain (B). Loosen nut (C) and turn
clevis to raise or lower mower. When measurement
is correct, tighten nut (C) against clevis (A).
Figure 44. Lift Assembly Adjustment
C. Nut
A. Clevis
B. Chain
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Adiustments
Figure 45. Large Lift Lever Measurement
A. Mower Height Control Lever
C. Lever Bracket
B. Large Lift Lever
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MOWER
ADJUSTMENTS
ignition key, then disconnect the spark plug wire
and fasten it away from the spark plug.
Leveling The Mower
if the cut is uneven, the mower may need leveling.
Unequal or improper tire pressure may also cause an
uneven cut. Tire pressure should be as follows:
Front: 12 - 15 psi (82-l 03 kPa)
Rear: 6 - 8 psi (41-55 kPa)
1. With the mower installed, place the tractor on a
smooth, level surface such as a concrete floor. Turn
the front wheels straight forward.
2. Check for bent blades and replace if necessary.
3. Disengage the PTO. Arrange the mower blades so
that they are both pointing from side-to-side, then
engage the PTO.
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4. Measure the distance between the outside tips of
each blade and the ground. If there is more than i/8”
(3mm) difference between the measurements on
each side, proceed to step 5. If the difference is l/8”
(3mm) or less, proceed to step 6.
5. See figure 46. Remove the cotter pin (A) which
secures the mower leveling rod (B). Shorten the rod
to raise the left side of the mower, Lengthen the rod
to lower the left side of the mower. After making
adjustment, insert the leveling rod into the hole and
re-check the measurements. if the mower is level,
install the cotter pin (A).
6. Disengage the mower PTO. Arrange the blades so
they face front-to-back, then engage the PTO.
7. Measure the distance to the ground from the front tip
of the left blade and the rear tip of the right blade.
The measurements should be equal. if they are not,
proceed with steps 8 and 9.
Adiustments
8. Remove the clip pins (C) and clevis pins (Cl) from the
hitch clevises (E). Turn each clevis an equal number
of turns in the same direction. Shorten the hitch rods
to raise the front of the mower, or lengthen the hitch
rods to lower the front of the mower.
NOTE: One full turn of clevis will equal about l/8”.
9. After adjustment, attach clevises (E) to suspension
arm (F) with clevis pins (D) and check the measurements. When the mower is level, reinstall the clip
pins (C) and tighten nuts (G) against clevises.
Figure 46. Leveling The Mower
E. Hitch Clevis (2)
A. Cotter Pin
F. Suspension Arm
B. Mower Leveling Rod
G. Nut (2)
C. Clip Pin (2)
D. Clevis Pin (2)
L
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Mower Belt Tension
1. Lower the mower using the lift lever.
2. Place the mower in the highest cutting position using
the mower height control lever.
3. Place the PTO lever in the engaged position,
4. See figure 47. The gap between the rod guide and
the set collar should measure 3/6” - l/Y
(IO - 13mm).
5. If adjustment is required, disengage the PTO and
loosen the setscrew. Move the rod forward to
increase the gap or back to decrease the gap, then
tighten setscrew.
6. Engage the PTO and check the measurement.
Readjust if necessary.
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Figure 47. Mower Belt Tension (Viewed from left side
of tractor)
Adjustments
Arbor Belt Stops
1 .The arbor belt stops are shown in figures 47 and 48,
There should be l/8” (3mm) clearance between the
belt stops and belt when the PTO lever is engaged.
2. If adjustment is required, loosen nut (C) and
reposition the belt stop, then tighten the nut.
Figure 48. Right-Side Arbor Belt Stop
A. Belt
C. Nut
B. Belt Stop
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Idler Pulley Belt Guide
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1. See figure 49. The idler pulley belt guide (A) is
correctly adjusted when its edge is l/4” (6mm) from
the rear edge of the idler arm (B) with the PTO
disengaged.
2. If adjustment is required, loosen the nut (C) and
move the belt guide. Tighten the nut and check the
measurement.
Flgure 49. Idler Pulley Belt Guide
A. Belt Guide
B. Idler Arm
C. Nut
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4
PTO Pulley Belt Stops
There are two belt stops at the PTO pulley: one on the
left side (figure 50) and one on the right side (51).
1 .Wiih the PTO engaged, measure the distance
between the belt stop and belt. The should be i/l 6
(15mm) clearance between each belt stop and the
belt.
2. If adjustment is required, loosen the belt stop
mounting capscrew and move the belt stop to
achieve proper measurement. Tighten the capscrew
and check the measurement.
\
l/W (1.5rnnl)~
A@-b
Figure 51. Right-Side PTO pulley Belt Stop
Figure 60. Left-Side PTO Pulley Belt Stop
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Blade Brake Adjustment
1. Inspect the mower deck with the mower attached
and PTO disengaged.
P.The blade brake rods (A, B , figure 52) should firmly
contact the belt (C) at the rear of the right and left
arbor pulleys. There should be a slight clearance
between the two brake rods at the center. The right
brake rod (B) should be slightly closer (l/16” - l/6”)
to belt than the left-hand brake rod (A).
3. If adjustment is required, loosenthe mounting
brackets (D) and adjust rods for clearance. Tighten
bracket bolts and check again.
4. Engage the PTO and be sure that brake rods are at
least l/8” from belts.
Left Side
Rlaht Side
Figure 52. Blade Brake Adjustment
A. Left-Hand Brake Rod
C. Belt
B. Right-Hand Brake Rod
D. Mounting Brackets
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Belt
I-
Replacement
A
CAUTION
To avoid damaging belts, do not pry belts over
pulleys.
TRACTOR DRIVE BELT - HYDRO MODELS (Mfg.
Nos. 1692156,1692164)
Refer to figure 53.
7. Loosen the nut (H) securing belt stop (I) and slip belt
off idler pulley (J).
8. Loosen the nut (K) securing belt stop (L) and slip belt
off flat idler pulley (M).
9. Loosen the belt stop (N) and slip the belt off the
transmission pulley (0).
IO. Remove the belt from tractor.
1. Park the tractor on a level surface. Disengage the
PTO, turn off the engine and lock the parking brake.
Remove the key.
11. Install the new belt by reversing steps 1 - 9. Be sure
the V side of belt is against all the pulleys except the
flat idler pulleys (G and M).
2. Remove the mower from the tractor. See Mower
Installation & Removal in the Operation section.
12. Reinstall belt over idler pulley belt stop (I) and flat
idler pulley belt stop (L). Tighten nuts .and make sure
pulleys can rotate freely after installation.
3. Disconnect the idler pulley spring (A) from the tractor
frame.
4. Loosen the engine pulley belt stops (B) and PTO
pulley belt stops (C).
13. Perform all brake and belt stop adjustments. Make
sure all belt stops are positioned l/8” from belt.
5. Remove the tractor belt from the engine pulley (D)
and let the belt rest on top of the PTO pulley (E).
6. Loosen the belt stop (P) on the flat pulley (G) and slip
belt off pulley.
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”
Be/t Replacement
m
Figure 69. Drive Belt - Hydro Modal (Mfg. Nos.~
1692166,1692164)
A. idler Spring
B. Belt Stops, Engine Pulley
C. Belt Stops, PTO Pulley
D. Engine Pulley
E. PTO Pulley
F. Belt Stop, Flat idler Pulley
G. Fiat idler Pulley
H. Nut
1. Belt Stop, idler Pulley
J. Idler Pulley
K. Nut
L Beit Stop, Fiat idler Pulley
M. Fiat idler Pulley
N. Belt Stop, Transmission Pulley
0. Transmission Pulley
TRACTOR DRIVE BELT - HYDRO MODELS (Mfg.
Nos. 1692269,1692269)
Refer to figure 54.
1. Park the tractor on a level surface. Disengage the
PTO, turn off the engine and lock the parking brake.
Remove the key.
2. Remove the mower from the tractor. See Mower
Installation & Removal in the Operation section.
3. Loosen the engine pulley belt stops (A) and PTO
pulley belt stops (6).
4. Remove the tractor drive belt from the engine pulley
(C) and let the belt rest on top of the PTO pulley (D).
5. Loosen the nut (E) securing the belt stop (P) and
idler pulley (G). Slip the belt off the pulley.
6. Loosen the belt stop (J) and slip the belt off the
transmission pulley (I).
7. Remove the beit from the tractor.
8. Install the new belt by reversing steps 1 - 7. Be sure
the V side of the belt is against all the pulleys except
the flat idler pulley (H).
9. Reinstall belt on idler pulley (G) and tighten nut (E).
Make sure pulley can rotate freely after installation.
IO. Perform all brake and belt stop adjustments. Make
sure belt stops are positioned i/6” from belt.
Flgure 64. Drive Belt - Hydro Models (Mfg. Nos.
1692259,1692269)
A. Belt Stops, Engine Pulley F. Belt Stop, Idler Pulley
B. Belt Stops, PTO Pulley
G. Idler Pulley
H. Flat Idler Pulley
C. Englne Pulley
D. PTO Pulley
I. Transmission Pulley
E. Nut
J. Belt Stop,
Transmission Pulley
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TRACTOR DRIVE BELT - GEAR MODEL
Refer to figures 55 and 56.
1. Park the tractor on a level surface. Disengage the
PTO, turn off the engine and set the parking brake.
Remove the key.
2. Remove the mower from the tractor. See Mower
Installation & Removal in the Operation section.
3. See figure 55. Remove the two capscrews (A),
lockwashers (8) and nuts (C) securing the gear shift
lever (D) to the transmission bracket (5).
4. Open the seat deck and remove capscrew (P), flat
washer (G), spacer (H) and nut (I) securing gear shift
lever (D) to the frame (J).
Figure 55. Shift Lever - Gear Model
F. Capscrew
A. Capscrew (2)
B. Lockwasher (2)
G. Flat Washer
H. Spacer
C. Nut (2)
I. N u t
D. Gear Shift Lever
E. Transmission Bracket J. Frame
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5. See figure 56. Loosen nut (A) securing rear idler
pulley (B) and belt stop (C). Slide pulley forward to
release belt tension and remove belt from idler
pulley.
6. Loosen belt stops (D) on transmission pulley (E) Slip
the belt over the rear idler pulley and transmission
pulley, then down between transmission gear shift
brackets.
7. Loosen nut (P) securing idler pulley (G) and belt stop
(H). Slip belt off idler pulley (G).
9. Loosen the belt stops (I) from the engine pulley (J).
Loosen belt stops (K) from the PTO pulley (L).
9. Install the new belt by reversing steps 1 - 9. Be sure
the V side of the belt is against all the pulleys except
the flat idler pulley (G).
IO. Reinstall belt on idler pulleys (B and G) and tighten
nuts (A and P). Make sure pulleys can rotate freely
after installation. The rear idler pulley belt stop (C) is
self-indexing when nut (A) is tightened.
11. Perform all brake and belt stop adjustments. Make
sure belt stops (0) are positioned l/8” from belt. See
Clutch Rod Adjustment to adjust the rear idler pulley
(6) position.
Figure 56. Drive Belt-Gear
A. Nut
B. Rear Idler Pulley
C. Belt Stop, Rear
Idler Pulley
D. Belt Stops,
Transmission Pulley
E. Transmission Pulley
F. Nut
Model
G. Idler Pulley
H. Belt Stop, Idler Pulley
I. Belt Stops,
Engine Pulley
J. Engine Pulley
K. Belt Stops, PTO Pulley
L PTO Pulley
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MOWER BELT
Refer to figure 57.
NOTE: Whenever changing mower belt tension, perform
a// other adjustments listed for the mower in the
1. Disengage the PTO and set the parking brake.
2. Remove the mower from the tractor. See Mower
Installation & Removal in the Operation section.
3. Loosen the nut (A) on the idler pulley (6). Move and
hold the idler arm (D) toward rear of mower deck to
release blade brakes. Slip belt off lefl and right arbor
pulleys.
4. Install the new belt on the pulleys as shown.
5. Reposition the belt guide (C) on the idler pulley (B).
Before tightening the nut (A), position the belt guide
so it is l/4” (6mm) behind the idler arm (D) as shown
in figure 57. Hold the belt guide in position when
tightening nut.
6. Install the mower on the tractor. See Mower
Installation & Removal in the Operation section.
Check mower drive belt tension as outlined in the
Adjustment section. Run the mower under no load
condition for about 5 minutes. Recheck belt tension
and blade brake adjustment after 1 hour of operation.
Figure 57.
A. Nut
B. idler Pulley
C. Belt Guide
D. idler Arm
E. Right Arbor Pulley
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ENGINE
Make:
Model&Type:
Horsepower:
Cylinder:
Bore & stroke:
Displacement:
CrankshaR:
Battely:
Governor:
Crankcase
CaDdW
charging:
Air Cleaner:
Fuel Tank:
Briggs 8 Stratton - 4 cyde air cc&d
See engine I.D. plate
12.5 HP @ 3600 rpm (Eng. Mfg’s. Rating)
1 horizontal
12.5 HP: 3.44 x 3.06 inches (67 x 76 mm)
12.5 HP: 26.4 cu. in. (465 cc)
Vertical, syncrcbalanced
12 voit 39 amp. hour
Mechanical full throttle no load setting @ 3400 f 100 rpm;
idle speed @ 1750 f 200 rpm
See engine manual
Electronic
Unregulated 3amp DC charging circuit
Oil foam wiih reuseable polyurethane element
2.2 gallons (6.3 liters) of-regular” grads
leaded or nonleaded gasoline.
12 vail electric gear drive
TRANSMISSION
Type:
Differential:
Ground speeds @
(Gear)
Spur gear trans. w/5 speed forward 8 1 reverse
Bevel gear type
3466 rpm:
1st gear - .9 mph (1.5 km/h)
2nd gear - 1.6 mph (2.9 kmih)
3rd gear - 2.6 mph (4.2 km/h)
4th gear - 3.7 mph (5.0 km/h)
5th gear - 4.0 mph (6.4 km/h)
Reverse - 1.9 mph (3.4 kmih)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Height (at steering wheel): 39 in. (99 cm)
Wldth:
33.75 in. (66 cm)
Length:
65.25 in. (166 cm)
Clearance - Front Axle:
9 in. (226 mm)
Clearance - Transmission: 6 in. (152.4 mm)
45.5 in. (1156 mm)
Wheel Base:
Turning Radius:
24 in. (610 mm) to inside of rear wheel
Front Tires:
15 x 6.00 x 6 Pneumatic
16 x 6.60 x 6 Pneumatic
Rear Tires:
TRANSMISSION (Hydra)
Belt drive to hydrostatic transmission
Type:
Dlfferentlal:
Gear reduction unit
Ground speeds @ 3466 rpm:
Forward -0-4.6 mph
Reverse. O-2.6 mph
SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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Common Replacement Parts
Listed below are part numbers for the more cmnmon
replacement patis. Use the order form at the back of the
manual to order a complete, illustrated parts manual. Only
genuine replacement parts will assure optimum performance
and safety. Do not attempt repairs or maintenance unless
proper procedures and safety precautions are followed. For
assistance in any area, see your dealer.
QTY
PER
UNIT
1
9
1
1
1
1
2
2
3
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
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PART
DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
Drive Beil - Engine to Hydra Transmission 1656960
(Mfg. Nos. 1632156,1692164)
Drive Bell - Engine to Hydra Transmission
170164
(Mfg. Nos. 1692259,1692263)
Drive Bell - Engine to Gear Transmission
1706114
Drive Bell - Mower
108505
Keys - Ignition (2 keys with Ring)
122263
Headlight Bulb
1677371
Blade - Mower (Standard)
1657569
cotter Pin _ Levelling Clevises 8 Rod
918447
Spring Clip - Mower PTO Rod
166767
Cotter Pin _ Mower PTO Rod
918448
Hitch Pin - Mower
156306
Safety Clips -for Hitch Pins
176012
Battery - 340 Cold Cranking Amps
1686215
Fuel Filter
173206
Interlock Switch - PTO
1701580
Interlock Switch -Transmission
1666586
1700636
Interlock Switch - Seat
Interlock Switch - Foot pedal
1665586
(Hydro Models, Mfg. Nos. 1692259, 1692263)
DESCRIPTION
Simplicity Engine Oil:
* SAE5W-30 Cold Weather Engine Oil
. SAE 30W - 32” and above
PART
NUMBER
*1685576
*1685669
*Case of 12 qts. See your dealer to buy individual quarts.
Grease Gun Kit
1686510
103077
8 Oz. Tube -for above
Touch-Up Paint
Deep Orange Spray Paint. 13 Oz. Can
1686611
Deep Orange Paint, 1 Qt.
1685612
Deep Orange, l/2 Oz. Touch-up Dauber
1685615
Gloss Black Spray Paint, 13 Oz. Can
1685639
Gloss Black Paint, 1 Qt.
1685641
Pneumatic Tire Sealant - Stops Tire Leaks. Prevents Rats.
11 Oz. Tube
1685523
Hourmeter Kit
1685535
Designer Seat Cover.
1685540
Cleaner, Polish, Sealant & Protectant
6 Oz. Bottle
1665696
DegrlmedDegreaser
32 Oz. Bottle with Trigger Spray
1665619
1 Gallon Bottle
1885621
Optional Attachments & Accessories
36” MULCHER/SHREDDER KIT Includes discharge baffle and shredder
blades.
TIRE CHAINS for traction.
HOURMETER to record operating time.
FRONT WEIGHT to improve steering
and stability with rear mounted
attachment.
DELUXE TWIN CATCHER - For the
best lawn appearance.
42” DOZER BLADE - For snow
removal and light dozing of dirt,
gravel, etc.
‘BOY
/
REAR WHEEL WEIGHTS to improve
traction and stability.
DUMP CART for vacuum collector and
hauling chores.
SNOW CAB to shield operator from
blowing snow and wind.
NOTE: Some attachments require
accessories. See your dealer or the
attachment operator’s manual.
TURBO COLLECTION SYSTEMS Collect grass clippings, thatch, and
leaves with powerful turbo collector.
Can be used with 6.5 bu. twin bag
collector (shown above), 10 bu. dump
cart, or QuadBagger” .
36’ SNOWTHROWER - Efficient single
stage operation to handle the heaviest
of S”Ows.
36’ MULCHEWSHREDDER KIT Finelychops grass clippings into tiny
particles. Helps to fertilize your lawn
and eliminates the need to bag or rake I
grass and leaves.
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Parts Manual Availability
Parts Manuals are fully illustrated. All of the assemblies
are shown in exploded views which show the relationship of the parts and how they go together. Important
assembly notes and special torque values are included
in the illustrations. For standard hardware, a torque
specification chart is included.
For the manual applicable for your model, contact the
Simplicity Customer Publications Department at
(414) 294-8519. Have the following information
available when phoning in your request.
Model:
Mfg. No.:
Your Name:
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No.:
Date:
Allow 34 weeks for delivery.
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