Ariens 915155-Zoom 42 Carb Specifications

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Owner/Operator Manual
Manuel Du Propriétaire/Utilisateur
Models
915157 – Zoom 34
915159 – Zoom 42
915161 – Zoom 50
915169 – Zoom 34 CARB
915171 – Zoom 42 CARB
Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) or up to 10% MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) is
acceptable for use in this machine.
The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (E10) or 10% MTBE will void the product warranty.
Il est possible d’utiliser de l’essence contenant jusqu’à 10% d’éthanol (E10) ou 10% de MTBE
(éther méthyl-tertiobutylique) sur cette machine.
L’utilisation d’une essence contenant plus de 10% d’éthanol (E10) ou de 10% de MTBE annulent la
garantie.
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
03997700B 1/11
Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
CONTROLS AND FEATURES . . . . . . . 11
SERVICE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
ACCESSORIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . 16
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . 17
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
INTRODUCTION
NON-ENGLISH MANUALS
THE MANUAL
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English may be obtained from your
Dealer. Visit your dealer or
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languages available for your
equipment.
Manuals printed in languages other
than English are also available as a
free download on our website:
Before operation of unit, carefully and
completely read your manuals. The contents
will provide you with an understanding of
safety instructions and controls during normal
operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are
given from operator seated in operation
position and facing the direction of forward
travel.
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The engine on this unit is covered by a
separate manual specific to the engine. This
manual is included in the literature package
that shipped with the unit. Refer to this
manual for engine service recommendations.
If the engine manual is not available, contact
the engine manufacturer for a replacement
manual.
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
When ordering replacement parts or making
service inquiries, know the Model and Serial
numbers of your unit and engine.
Numbers are located on the product
registration form in the unit literature
package. They are printed on a serial number
label, located on the frame of your unit under
the seat (figure 1).
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NOTE: A complete Parts manual may be
download from www.ariens.com on the
internet.
DELIVERY
Customer Note: If you have purchased this
product without complete assembly and
instruction by your retailer, it is your
responsibility to:
• Read and understand all assembly
instructions in this manual. If you do
not understand or have difficulty
following the instructions, contact your
nearest Ariens Dealer for assistance.
NOTE: To locate your nearest Ariens Dealer,
go to www.ariens.com on the internet.
WARNING: Improper assembly
or adjustments can cause serious
injury.
Unit Serial Number Label
Figure 1
•
•
Record Unit Model and Serial
numbers here.
Before Attempting to Operate Your
Unit:
1. Make sure all assembly has been
properly completed.
2. Understand all Safety Precautions
provided in the manuals.
3. Review control functions and operation
of the unit. Do not operate the unit
unless all controls function as described
in this manual.
4. Review recommended lubrication,
maintenance and adjustments.
5. Review Limited Warranty Policy.
6. Fill out a product registration card and
return the card to the Ariens Company or
go to www.ariens.com.
Record Engine Model and Serial
numbers here.
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
The Ariens dealer must register the product
at the time of purchase. Registering the
product will help the company process
warranty claims or contact you with the latest
service information. All claims meeting
requirements during the limited warranty
period will be honored, whether or not the
product registration card is returned. Keep a
proof of purchase if you do not register your
unit.
Customer Note: If the Dealer does not
register your product, please fill out, sign and
return the product registration card to Ariens
or go to www.ariens.com on the internet.
DISCLAIMER
Ariens reserves the right to discontinue,
change, and improve its products at any time
without notice or obligation to the purchaser.
The descriptions and specifications contained
in this manual were in effect at printing.
Equipment described within this manual may
be optional. Some illustrations may not be
applicable to your unit.
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Use only Ariens replacement parts. The
replacement of any part on this unit with
anything other than an Ariens authorized
replacement part may adversely affect the
performance, durability, and safety of this unit
and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims
liability for any claims or damages, whether
warranty, property damage, personal injury or
death arising out of the use of unauthorized
replacement parts.
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SAFETY
The safety alert symbol is used in decals and
with this manual. Understand the safety
message. It contains important information
about personal safety.
WARNING: This cutting machine
is capable of amputating hands
and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the safety
instructions in the manuals and on
decals could result in serious
injury or death.
Slopes are a major factor related
to loss-of-control and tip-over
accidents. Operation on all slopes
requires extra caution.
Tragic accidents can occur if the
operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Never
assume that children will remain
where you last saw them.
Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive,
handle with care.
Disengage attachment, stop unit
and engine, remove key, engage
parking brake, and allow moving
parts to stop before leaving
operator’s position.
WARNING: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, COULD RESULT in
death or serious injury.
DANGER: IMMINENTLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, WILL RESULT in death
or serious injury.
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, MAY RESULT in minor
or moderate injury. It may also be
used to alert against unsafe
practices.
NOTATIONS
SAFETY ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point
out important safety
precautions. They mean:
• Attention!
• Personal Safety Is
Involved!
• Become Alert!
• Obey The Message!
NOTE: General reference information for
proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or
information required to prevent damage to
unit or attachment.
SAFETY DECALS AND
LOCATIONS
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety
Decals. Refer to figure 2 for Safety Decal
locations.
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2
1
7
3
6
4
3
5
Figure 2
1.DANGER!
3.DANGER!
Always keep feet and hands
away from rotating parts.
Avoid injury - Stay clear of
rotating parts.
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2.CAUTION
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Always stand clear of discharge
area. Do not direct discharge
toward other people.
No smoking.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT overfill.
Fill fuel tank to below bottom of
filler neck (see FILLING FUEL
TANK on page 13).
WARNING: Over Filling may cause
severe damage to evaporative
system!
•
•
Keep people away from unit
while operating.
OL18111
Shut off engine, remove key,
and read manual before you
adjust or repair unit.
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NO STEP! Always keep feet
away from rotating parts.
Never fill fuel tank when engine is
running, hot or unit is indoors. Never
overfill fuel tank.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean
up spilled fuel.
OL1813
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4.DANGER! TO AVOID SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH
5.WARNING!
Read the operator’s manual.
Always stand clear of discharge
area.
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OL1801
Keep children and others away
from unit while operating.
Do not operate mower unless
bagger is attached or guards
are in operating position.
OL1815
OL1802
Never direct discharge toward
other people. Thrown objects
can cause injury.
6.DANGER!
OL1803
Keep hands and feet away.
Look down and behind before
and while backing.
Do not operate mower unless
guards are in operating position
or bagger is attached.
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OL1805
10
MAX
OL1807
Never carry children.
Go up and down slopes, not
across.
DO NOT operate on slopes
over 10°.
•
If machine stops going uphill, stop
blade and back down slowly.
•
Avoid sudden turns.
•
Keep safety devices (guards,
shields, switches, etc.) in place and
working.
•
Check interlock system per manual
before use.
•
Understand location and function of
all controls.
•
Never allow operation by untrained
persons.
•
Disengage PTO, stop unit and
engine, set parking brake and
remove key before making any
inspections, repairs, etc.
7.HOT SURFACES!
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DO NOT touch parts which are
hot from operation. ALWAYS
allow parts to cool.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
This equipment and/or its engine may include
exhaust and evaporative emissions control
system components required to meet U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and/or California Air Resources Board
(CARB) regulations. Tampering with
emission controls and components by
unauthorized personnel may result in severe
fines or penalties. Emission controls and
components can only be adjusted by an
Ariens Company dealer or an authorized
engine manufacturer's service center.
Contact your Ariens Company Equipment
Retailer concerning emission controls and
component questions.
SAFETY RULES
If unit is to be used by someone other than
original purchaser; loaned, rented or sold,
ALWAYS provide this manual and any
needed safety training before operation.
Only the user can prevent and is responsible
for accidents or injuries occurring to
themselves, other people or property.
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Read, understand, and follow all safety
practices in Owner/Operator Manual before
assembling, using or working on this mower.
ALWAYS remove key from ignition and wire
from spark plug before assembly, or working
on this unit.
Inspect unit before each use for: missing or
damaged decals and shields, correctly
operating safety interlock system, and
deterioration of grass catchers. Replace or
repair as needed.
ALWAYS check overhead and side
clearances carefully before operation.
ALWAYS be aware of traffic when crossing or
operating along streets or curbs.
Keep children, people, and pets away. Be
alert and shut off unit if anyone enters work
area. Keep children under watchful care of a
responsible adult.
NEVER allow children to operate or play on
or near unit.
Keep area of operation clear of all toys, and
debris. Thrown objects can cause injury.
Stay alert for hidden hazards, holes, and ruts.
Avoid uneven or rough terrain. DO NOT
operate near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. Unit can suddenly turn over if
a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if
an edge caves in.
Dust, fog, etc. can reduce vision and cause
an accident. Operate unit only when there is
good visibility and light.
Data indicates that operators, age 60 and
above, are involved in a larger percentage of
riding mower related injuries. These
operators should evaluate their ability to
operate the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from serious
injury.
Only trained adults may operate unit. Training
includes being familiar with controls and
actual operation.
NEVER operate unit after or during the use of
medication, drugs or alcohol.
NEVER allow anyone to operate this unit
when their alertness or coordination is
impaired.
Wear adequate safety gear, sturdy shoes,
and protective gloves.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry and
tie back hair that may get caught in rotating
parts.
Protect eyes, face and head from objects that
may be thrown from unit. Wear appropriate
hearing protection. Always wear safety
goggles or safety glasses with side shields
when operating mower.
Avoid sharp edges. Sharp edges can cut.
Moving parts can cut off fingers or a hand.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from all
rotating parts during operation. Rotating parts
can cut off body parts.
ALWAYS keep hands away from all pinch
points.
Start and operate unit only when seated in
operator’s position. Steering control levers
must be in neutral, PTO disengaged and
parking brake set when starting engine.
ALWAYS keep body and hands away from
pin holes or nozzles which eject hydraulic
fluid under pressure.
DO NOT touch unit parts which might be hot
from operation. Allow parts to cool before
attempting to maintain, adjust or service.
NEVER place your hands or any part of your
body or clothing inside or near any moving
part while unit is running.
NEVER direct discharge towards persons or
property. Thrown objects may ricochet back
towards operator. ALWAYS stand clear of the
discharge area.
ALWAYS disengage attachment, stop unit
and engine, place control levers in neutral,
remove key, engage parking brake, and allow
moving parts to stop before leaving
operator’s position.
Use extreme caution on gravel surfaces.
Disengage PTO when attachment is not in
use and when crossing gravel surfaces.
DO NOT operate unit if safety interlock
system is damaged or disabled. Check safety
interlock before each use.
ALWAYS remove key to prevent unauthorized
use.
DO NOT operate at too fast a rate. Slow
down before turning.
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or
unclogging chute.
DO NOT mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
DO NOT try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
Know the weight of loads. Limit loads to those
you can safely control and the unit can safely
handle.
ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards
and panels in good repair, in place and
securely fastened.
Do not operate without either entire grass
catcher or the discharge guard in place.
DO NOT operate in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. ALWAYS look down and behind
before and while backing; especially for
children.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
for wheel weights or counterweights to
improve stability when using attachments.
NEVER carry passengers–especially
children–even with blades off.
Use extra care when approaching blind
corners or objects that may obscure vision of
hidden obstacles and children.
If you cannot back up a slope or you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
Operation on slopes may lead to loss of
steering control. When operating on slopes
be prepared to react to an emergency
situation:
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•
Return steering levers to neutral
position.
• Immediately set parking brake.
• Turn off PTO and engine.
Mow up and down slopes, not across them.
Use slow speed on any slope. Tires may lose
traction on slopes even though the brakes are
functioning properly.
Keep all movements on the slope slow and
gradual. DO NOT make sudden changes in
speed or direction.
Use extra care while operating machines with
grass catcher or other attachments. They can
affect stability of the machine.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a
slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT operate on slopes over 10°.
DO NOT park on slopes unless necessary. If
unit is parked on a slope, ALWAYS chock or
block wheels and set parking brake.
DO NOT disengage or bypass transmission
and coast downhill.
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch
designed for towing. Do not attach towed
equipment except at the hitch point.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
for weight limits for towed equipment and
towing on slopes.
Maximum Tongue weight: 30 lbs.
Maximum Trailer weight: 300 lbs.
Do not use hitch with bagger attached.
Do not use on steep hills or slopes.
Do not park on hills when trailer is attached.
Do not use with any ground engaging
equipment.
NEVER allow children or others in or on
towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment
may cause loss of traction and loss of control.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
Use extra care when loading or unloading
unit onto trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle.
NEVER secure from rods or linkages that
could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is
running.
ALWAYS turn off power to attachment and
properly drain fuel when transporting unit.
Keep unit free of grass clippings, leaves, and
other debris. Clean up oil or fuel spills.
This product is equipped with an internal
combustion type engine. DO NOT use unit on
or near any unimproved, forest-covered or
brush covered land unless exhaust system is
equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local, state or federal laws. A spark
arrester, if it is used, must be maintained in
effective working order by operator.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are
explosive. Handle with care. Use only an
approved gasoline container with an
appropriately sized dispensing spout.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames.
ALWAYS allow engine to cool before
servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running
or hot from operation.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
NEVER overfill fuel tank.
Properly remove fuel before tipping unit.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up
spilled fuel.
NEVER fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from
your vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel
it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the
fuel tank or container opening at all times until
fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lockopen device.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
Avoid Electric Shock. Objects contacting both
battery terminals at the same time may result
in injury and unit damage. DO NOT reverse
battery connections.
Explosive Gases from battery can cause
death or serious injury. Poisonous battery
fluid contains sulfuric acid and its contact with
skin, eyes or clothing can cause severe
chemical burns.
NO flames, NO sparks, NO smoking near
battery.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective
gear near battery. Use insulated tools.
DO NOT TIP battery beyond a 45° angle in
any direction.
ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of
children.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
Reverse connections may result in sparks
which can cause serious injury. Always
connect positive (+) lead of charger to
positive (+) terminal, and negative (-) lead to
negative (-) terminal.
ALWAYS disconnect negative (-) cable FIRST
and positive (+) cable SECOND. ALWAYS
connect positive (+) cable FIRST, and
negative (-) cable SECOND.
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A frozen battery can explode and result in
death or serious injury. DO NOT charge or
jump start a battery containing frozen fluid.
Thaw the battery before putting on a charger
or jump starting.
ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards,
and panels in good repair, in place and
securely fastened. NEVER modify or remove
safety devices.
DO NOT change engine governor settings or
over-speed engine.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury
or death. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed
area. Always provide good ventilation.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating
condition. Damaged or worn out muffler can
cause fire or explosion.
Stop and inspect equipment if you strike an
object or if there is an unusual vibration.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never
make adjustments or repairs with the engine
running.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut you.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use
extra caution when servicing them. NEVER
weld or straighten mower blades.
Rotation of one blade may cause rotation of
the other blades.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
Keep all hardware properly tightened.
Stored energy in springs can cause injury.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
Never store the machine or fuel container
inside a building where there is an open
flame, such as a water heater.
Shut off fuel (if provided) and allow engine to
cool completely before storing in closed area
or covering unit.
Clean grass and debris from unit, especially
from around muffler and engine, to help
prevent fires.
For extended storage, clean unit thoroughly.
See storage section and Engine Manual for
proper storage.
Use only attachments or accessories
designed for your unit.
Check attachment components frequently. If
worn or damaged, replace with
manufacturer’s recommended parts.
ASSEMBLY
3. Remove hardware from top hole of the
steering lever (Figure 3). Slide steering
lever back to align slot with hole at the
top of the steering pivot arm.
NOTE: Do not tighten hardware before
reviewing ADJUSTING STEERING LEVERS
on page 22. If no adjustment is desired
tighten hardware.
4. Adjust steering levers (see ADJUSTING
STEERING LEVERS on page 22).
WARNING: AVOID INJURY.
Read and understand the entire
Safety section before proceeding.
Tools Required
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•
Adjustable wrench
Petroleum jelly or dielectric grease.
Unpack Unit
Remove unit and all other components from
the shipping container. Engage transmission
bypass lever (see MOVING UNIT
MANUALLY on page 15). Push unit from
container onto a level surface. Disengage
transmission bypass lever.
Connect Battery
1
See Battery Removal and Installation on
page 20 and perform steps 2 and 3 in the
installation section.
3
Place Unit in Operating Position
(Figure 3)
NOTE: The seat is shipped with the seat
positioned as far back as possible.
1. Push steering levers aside and tip seat
up.
2. Adjust the seat as needed (see SEAT
ADJUSTMENT on page 17).
2
1. Steering Lever
2. Steering Pivot
Arm
3. Steering Lever
Hardware
Figure 3
Check Engine Oil Level
Refer to Engine Manual.
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Check Tire Pressure
CAUTION: Avoid injury!
Explosive separation of tire and
rim parts is possible when they
are serviced incorrectly:
• Do not attempt to mount a tire
without the proper equipment
and experience to perform the
job.
• Do not inflate the tires above
the recommended pressure.
• Do not weld or heat a wheel
and tire assembly. Heat can
cause an increase in air
pressure resulting in an
explosion. Welding can
structurally weaken or deform
the wheel.
• Do not stand in front or over
the tire assembly when
inflating. Use a clip-on chuck
and extension hose long
enough to allow you to stand
to one side.
Level Mower Deck
See LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING PITCH
OF MOWER DECK on page 18.
Fill Fuel Tank
Fill fuel tank. DO NOT OVERFILL! See
FILLING FUEL TANK on page 13.
Check Safety Interlock System
WARNING: Safety interlock
failure and improper operation of
unit can result in death or serious
injury. Check system before each
use to make sure it is functioning
properly.
See Safety Interlock System on page 12.
Check function of all controls
See OPERATION on page 12.
See SPECIFICATIONS on page 27.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
5
3
6
4
10
7
9
13
1
2
8
915157, 169
11
1
915159, 161, 171
12
Figure 4
1. Ignition Switch
2. PTO Switch
3. Seat
4. Fuel Level
5. Steering Levers
6. Fuel Tank
7. Mower Lift Pedal
8. Mower Deck
9. Discharge Chute
10. Parking Brake
11. Choke (915159, 161, 171)
12. Throttle (915159, 161, 171)
13. Throttle/Choke Lever (915157, 169)
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2
OPERATION
Safety Interlock System
WARNING: AVOID INJURY.
Read and understand the entire
Safety section before proceeding.
WARNING: Safety interlock failure
and improper operation of unit can
result in death or serious injury.
Check system before each use to
make sure it is functioning
properly.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See figure 4 for all controls and features
locations.
Perform the following tests to ensure the
safety interlock system is working properly. If
the unit does not perform as stated contact
your Ariens dealer for repairs.
Test
Steering Lever
1
Neutral Position
2
Neutral Position
3
Neutral Position
4*+
Out of Neutral Position
5*+
Neutral Position
* Test with engine running.
+ Operator lifts off seat.
PTO
Off
On
Off
Off
On
Ignition Switch
Parking Brake
Engaged
Engaged
Disengaged
Disengaged
Engaged
Throttle (915159, 161, 171)
Operate ignition switch
with a removable key.
Ignition switch has three
positions: Stop (1),
Run (2), Start (3). See
STARTING AND
SHUTTING OFF
ENGINE on page 14 for
detailed instructions on
how to start engine.
1
Slow (2) – Decreases engine
speed.
Choke (1) – Use to start a cold
engine.
1
Choke (915159, 161, 171)
Fast (2) – Increases engine
speed.
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3
Fast (1) – Increases engine
speed.
2
Throttle/Choke Lever (915157, 169)
2
Engine
Starts
Doesn’t Start
Doesn’t Start
Shuts Off
Shuts Off
Slow (3) – Decreases engine
speed.
Pull choke control out to start a
cold engine.
Push choke control in when
engine is warm.
Parking Brake
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1
2
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Engages (2) and
disengages (1) parking
brake.
Power Take-Off (PTO) Switch
1
Engages (2)
and
disengages
(1) mower
blades.
2
Steering Levers
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•
Reverse (1) – Pull both steering levers
backward.
Forward (2) – Push both steering
levers forward.
Left (3) – Pull left steering lever back
or push right steering lever forward or
a combination of both.
Right (4) – Pull right steering lever
back or push left steering lever
forward or a combination of both.
1
2
3
4
GASOLINE
NOTE: To stop, return both steering levers to
neutral.
NOTE: The steering levers must be in the
neutral position to start the engine.
NOTE: The parking brake must be
disengaged prior to moving the steering
levers from the neutral position.
Mower Lift Pedal
(Figure 5)
Raises and lowers mower deck.
Press mower lift pedal and install adjustment
pin in the desired adjustment hole.
NOTE: The adjustment pin is used to set the
height of the mower deck. See
SPECIFICATIONS on page 27 for cutting
height dimensions.
Fuel Level
Slot in seat plate shows the fuel level in the
tank. Refill when level gets to bottom of slot.
FILLING FUEL TANK
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERFILL!
To add fuel to the fuel tank:
1. Clean fuel caps and surrounding area to
prevent dust, dirt, and debris from
entering fuel tanks.
2. Remove fuel caps.
IMPORTANT: Refer to Engine Manual for
correct type and grade of fuel.
3. Fill fuel tank to the bottom of filler neck.
See SPECIFICATIONS on page 27 for
fuel tank capacity.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERFILL! This
equipment and/or its engine may include
evaporative emissions control system
components, required to meet EPA and/or
CARB regulations, that will only function
properly when the fuel tank has been filled to
the recommended level. Overfilling may
cause permanent damage to evaporative
emissions control system components. Filling
to the recommended level ensures a vapor
gap required to allow for fuel expansion. Pay
close attention while filling the fuel tank to
ensure that the recommended fuel level
inside the tank is not exceeded. Use a
portable gasoline container with an
appropriately sized dispensing spout when
filling the tank. Do not use a funnel or other
device that obstructs the view of the tank
filling process.
4. Replace fuel cap and tighten.
5. ALWAYS clean up spilled fuel.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS use gasoline that
meets the following guidelines:
• Clean, fresh gasoline.
• A minimum of 87 octane/87 AKI (91
RON). High altitude use may require a
different octane. Consult your engine
manual.
• Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol
(gasohol) or up to 10% MTBE (methyl
tertiary butyl ether) is acceptable.
• Use of any gasoline other than those
approved above will void the engine
warranty. If the pumps are not marked
for the content of alcohol or ethers,
check ethanol and MTBE levels with
the fuel supplier.
• Do not modify the fuel system to use
different fuels.
• Never mix oil and gasoline.
NOTE: All gasoline is not the same. If the
engine experiences starting or performance
problems after using a new gasoline, switch
to a different fuel provider or fuel brand.
IMPORTANT: Excessively oxygenated or
reformulated fuels (fuels blended with
alcohols or ethers) can damage the fuel
system or cause performance problems. If
any undesirable operating problems occur,
use a gasoline with a lower percentage of
alcohol or ether.
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Fuel Stabilizer
Stopping the Engine
Gasoline left in the fuel system for extended
periods without a stabilizer will deteriorate,
resulting in gum deposits in the system.
These deposits can damage the carburetor
and the fuel hoses, filter and tank. Prevent
deposits from forming in the fuel system
during storage by adding a quality fuel
stabilizer to the fuel. Follow the
recommended mix ratio found on the fuel
stabilizer container.
STOPPING IN AN EMERGENCY
WARNING: Operating unit on
slopes may lead to loss of
steering control. When operating
on slopes be prepared to react to
an emergency situation.
1. Return steering levers to neutral position
2. Immediately set parking brake
3. Turn off PTO and engine
NOTE: This unit is not equipped with the
return to neutral function. The control arms
must be manually brought back to neutral
from the forward position.
STARTING AND SHUTTING OFF
ENGINE
1. Stop unit.
2. Disengage PTO.
3. Set throttle lever to slow.
4. Turn ignition switch to off position and
remove key.
5. Set parking brake.
OPERATING MOWER
1. Start engine.
2. Set throttle lever to fast.
IMPORTANT: Never engage PTO if mower is
plugged with grass or other material.
3. Engage PTO to start mower blades. It
will take 2–3 seconds for the blades to
engage.
NOTE: The parking brake must be
disengaged prior to moving the steering
levers from the neutral lockout position.
4. Release parking brake.
5. Use steering levers to move the unit.
6. Disengage PTO to stop mower blades.
TRANSPORTING UNIT
ALWAYS shut off engine, set parking brake,
remove key, and properly remove fuel when
transporting unit on a truck or trailer. Tie unit
down securely. Do not tie down by linkages,
guards, cables or other parts that may be
damaged.
Starting the Engine
NOTE: Disengage the PTO, place the
steering levers in neutral, and engage the
parking brake prior to starting the engine.
1. If the engine is cold, move the choke
control to the On position. If the engine
is warm or hot, do not use choke.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT operate starter for
more than 10 seconds per minute as damage
can occur.
2. Put the ignition key in the switch and
turn it to the Start position.
3. As soon as the engine starts, release the
key.
4. Move the choke control to the Off
position from the Choke position. Wait
until the engine is running smoothly
before operation.
IMPORTANT: Let the engine warm up
several seconds to several minutes
depending on outside temperature.
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FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
Cut grass when it is dry.
Keep mower blades sharp.
Keep mower deck properly leveled.
Do not set height of cut too low. For very tall
grass, mow twice.
Do not travel too fast.
Mow with the engine set at full throttle.
When mulching, only remove one-third of
grass length per cutting.
Discharge clippings into areas already cut.
Vary cutting pattern with each mowing.
Do not allow grass or debris to collect inside
of mower deck. Clean after each use.
1
MOVING UNIT MANUALLY
WARNING: DO NOT disengage
or bypass transmission and coast
downhill.
Pull the bypass lever out and lock it in place,
and then release the parking brake to push
the unit by hand.
Push the bypass lever in to drive the unit
normally.
NOTE: There are two bypass levers; one on
each side of the unit.
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2
1. Bypass lever pulled out to push
the unit by hand.
2. Bypass lever pushed in to drive
the unit.
Figure 5
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Interval
Task
Action
Check
Safety
Interlock
System
Check
Parking
Brake
IMPORTANT: Proper maintenance can
prolong the life of unit. The following chart
shows the recommended service schedule.
Refer to the maintenance instructions in the
Engine Manual for additional information.
NOTE: To have full access to the engine, the
seat must be tipped forward (see TIPPING
SEAT FORWARD on page 17) and the hood
opened (see MOWER DECK REMOVAL
AND INSTALLATION on page 18).
WARNING: Safety interlock system failure and improper
operation of unit can result in death or serious injury. Test
this system each time the unit is operated. If this system
does not function as described, do not operate until repairs
are made (see Safety Interlock System on page 12).
Engage parking brake and engage transmission bypass lever (see
MOVING UNIT MANUALLY on page 15). Push unit. If unit rolls, contact
your Ariens Dealer.
Clean Unit Clean engine, battery, seat, mower deck, etc. of all dirt and debris. Do
not use solvents, hard cleaners, or abrasives.
NOTE: Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
IMPORTANT: Do not spray the unit with water, especially when the unit
is warm from operation. Water can seep into bearings and damage
them.
Check
Tires
See SPECIFICATIONS on page 27 for correct tire pressure.
•
•
Each Use
•
CAUTION: Avoid injury! Explosive separation of tire and rim
parts is possible when they are serviced incorrectly:
•Do not attempt to mount a tire without the proper equipment
and experience to perform the job.
Do not inflate the tires above the recommended pressure.
Do not weld or heat a wheel and tire assembly. Heat can cause
an increase in air pressure resulting in an explosion. Welding
can structurally weaken or deform the wheel.
Do not stand in front or over the tire assembly when inflating.
Use a clip-on chuck and extension hose long enough to allow
you to stand to one side.
Check
Mower
Blades
Check for worn or damaged mower blades (see SHARPENING
MOWER BLADE on page 20).
Follow
Engine
Manual
Maintenance
Schedule
Perform scheduled engine maintenance.
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
NOTE: To drain the oil, remove oil drain
cap and attach the oil drain hose,
supplied in the lit pack, to the drain plug.
Rotate the drain to the left to allow oil to
drain. Turn the drain to the right to close.
Oil Drain Plug
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Interval
Task
Action
Check
Battery
Keep battery and battery terminals clean (see Cleaning Battery and
Battery Cables on page 21).
Lubricate
Unit
Apply grease to zerk (1) on each
front wheel
25 Hours
or Every
Season
1
50 Hours
or Every
Season
Check
Check mower blade mounting hardware and all other fasteners.
Fasteners Replace fasteners that are missing or damaged. Tighten all nuts and
bolts to the correct torque values.
Check All Replace worn or deteriorated belts.
100 Hours Belts
• Check hydrostatic belt (see REPLACING HYDROSTATIC BELT
or Every
on page 24 for hydrostatic belt location).
Season
• Check PTO belt (see REPLACING PTO BELT on page 23 for
PTO belt location).
Check All Replace worn or improperly functioning PTO cables.
Cables
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: AVOID INJURY.
Read and understand the entire
Safety section before proceeding.
TIPPING SEAT FORWARD
Put steering levers up and tip seat forward
(figure 6).
1
2
1. Seat Tipped Forward
2. Mounting Hardware
Figure 6
SEAT ADJUSTMENT
1. Tip the seat forward.
2. Loosen mounting hardware and slide
seat forward or backward to desired
position. Tighten mounting hardware
(figure 6).
3. Tip seat back.
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MOWER DECK REMOVAL AND
INSTALLATION
Install
Remove
(Figure 7)
1. Remove PTO belt from the engine drive
pulley (see REPLACING PTO BELT on
page 23).
NOTE: Perform step 2 and 3 for the right and
left side of unit.
2. Disconnect drag link from the front deck
bracket.
3. Disconnect front and rear trunnions from
the lift arms.
4. Slide mower deck out from under unit.
6
5
4
1. Rear Trunnion
2. PTO Belt
3. Mower Deck
(Figure 7)
1. Slide mower deck under unit.
NOTE: Perform step 2 and 3 for the right and
left side of unit.
2. Connect drag link to front deck bracket.
3. Connect front and rear trunnions to lift
arms.
4. Install PTO belt on the engine drive
pulley (see REPLACING PTO BELT on
page 23).
5. Level and adjust pitch of mower deck
(see LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING
PITCH OF MOWER DECK on page 18).
6
2
4. Drag Link
5. Front Trunnion
6. Lift Arms
Figure 7
3
LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING
PITCH OF MOWER DECK
1
Lowest Cutting Position
NOTE: Adjust on a level surface, with the
tires inflated to the correct air pressure (see
SPECIFICATIONS on page 27).
Three measurements are required to level
and adjust the pitch of the mower deck.
1. The distance from the mower blades to
the ground.
2. The forward pitch of the mower blades.
3. The pitch of the mower blades from
side-to-side.
3
(Figure 8)
• In the lowest cutting position should be
1 in. + 1/4 in. (2.54 cm + 0.64 cm).
• In the highest cutting position should
be 4 in. + 1/4 in. (10.16 cm + 0.64 cm).
2
1 in. + 1/4 in. (2.54 cm + 0.64 cm)
Highest Cutting Position
3
The Distance From The Mower
Blades To The Ground
1
1
2
4 in. + 1/4 in. (10.16 cm + 0.64 cm)
1. Mower Deck
3. Ground
2. Mower Blade
Figure 8
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The Forward Pitch Of The Mower
Blades
1. Adjust the trunnions first and re-take the
three measurements required to level
and adjust the pitch of the mower deck.
These measurements are:
a. The distance from the mower
blades to the ground.
(Figure 9)
• Should be 0.0 in. (0.0 mm) to 1/4 in.
(6.35 mm) pitched forward.
NOTE: This measurement must be taken
when the mower blades ends point forward.
b. The forward pitch of the mower
blades.
Forward Pitch of Mower Blades
1
3
c. The pitch of the mower blades
from side-to-side.
2
2. Repeat step 1 as needed until all three
measurements are within the tolerances
specified.
1
Forward Pitch = 0.0 in. (0.0 mm) to
1/4 in. (6.35 mm)
Front of
Mower Deck
1. Mower Deck
2. Mower Blade
3. Ground
Figure 9
The Pitch Of The Mower Blades From
Side-To-Side
(Figure 10)
• Should be within 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) as
measured on each side of the mower
deck.
NOTE: This measurement must be taken
when the mower blade ends point left and
right.
Side-To-Side Pitch
1
3
2
1. Trunnion
REPLACING MOWER BLADE
Remove
(Figure 12)
2
CAUTION: Mower blades are
sharp and can cut you. Wrap
the blades or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when
servicing them.
1. Block mower blades to prevent rotation.
2. Remove mounting hardware and mower
blades from spindles.
1/4-in. (6.35 mm) from Side-To-Side
1. Mower Deck
2. Mower Blade
2. Mower Deck
Figure 11
3. Ground
Install
Figure 10
Adjusting The Mower Deck To Adjust
Mower Blade Height And Pitch
(Figure 12)
1. Install mower blades on spindles with
mounting hardware.
2. Torque 5/8-inch nut to 92 to 130 lbf-ft
(125 to 176 N•m).
(Figure 11)
NOTE: Adjusting the mower deck will adjust
the height and pitch of the mower blades.
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1
4. Install mower blade on unit (see
REPLACING MOWER BLADE on
page 19).
2
DO NOT Sharpen to this Pattern
3
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
Sharpen to this Pattern
Spindle
Blade
Washer
5/8 in. Nut
Discard if
more than
1/2 in.
(1/27 cm)
Figure 12
SHARPENING MOWER BLADE
2
1
1. Air Lift Erosion
2. Cutting Edge
CAUTION: DO NOT sharpen
mower blade while on unit. An
unbalanced mower blade will
cause excessive vibration and
eventual damage to unit. Check
mower blade balance prior to
reinstalling mower blades.
NEVER weld or straighten mower
blades.
Figure 13
SERVICING THE BATTERY
NOTE: Unit comes equipped with a
maintenance-free battery that requires no
regular maintenance except cleaning the
terminals.
1. Remove mower blade from unit (see
REPLACING MOWER BLADE on
page 19).
Ariens recommends having mower blades
sharpened by a professional. Contact your
Ariens dealer.
Discard mower blade if (figure 13):
• more than 1/2 in. (1.27 cm) of metal is
removed.
• the air lift erosion area is eroded.
• the mower blade is bent or broken.
Do not change angle of cutting edge or round
the corner at the end of mower blade.
2. Sharpen mower blade by removing an
equal amount of material from each end
of mower blade.
3. Check mower blade balance by sliding
mower blade on an unthreaded bolt. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of
mower blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until mower blade is
balanced.
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer and reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Battery Removal and Installation
Remove
(Figure 14)
1. Tip seat forward (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
2. Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) cable.
3. Remove battery hold-down bracket and
battery from unit.
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Install
Charging the Battery
(Figure 14)
1. Install battery on the unit with battery
hold-down bracket.
2. Connect positive (+) cable first, then
negative (–) cable.
3. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease
to battery cable ends and terminals.
4. Tip seat back (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
(Figure 14)
2
1
5
6
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
4
3
Positive (+) Terminal
Positive (+) Cable
Battery Hold-Down Bracket
Battery
Negative (–) Terminal
Negative (–) Cable
Figure 14
Cleaning Battery and Battery Cables
(Figure 14)
1. Tip seat forward (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
2. Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) cable.
3. Clean battery cable ends, negative (–)
terminal, and positive (+) terminal with a
wire brush and rinse with a weak baking
soda solution.
4. Connect positive (+) cable first, then
negative (–) cable.
5. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease
to battery cable ends and terminals.
6. Tip seat back (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
WARNING: FROZEN
BATTERIES CAN EXPLODE and
result in death or serious injury.
DO NOT charge a frozen battery.
Let the battery thaw before
charging.
Follow First Aid directions for contact with
battery fluid.
• External Contact: Flush with water.
• Eyes: Flush with water for at least 15
minutes and get medical attention
immediately!
• Internal Contact: Drink large quantities
of water. Follow with Milk of Magnesia,
beaten egg or vegetable oil. Get
medical attention immediately!
• In case of internal contact, DO NOT
induce vomiting!
IMPORTANT: DO NOT fast charge. Charging
at a higher rate will damage or destroy
battery.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS follow information
provided on battery and battery charger.
Contact battery and battery charger
manufacturers’ for detailed instructions.
1. Remove battery from unit (see Battery
Removal and Installation on page 20).
2. Place battery in a well-ventilated area.
3. Connect positive (+) lead of charger to
positive (+) terminal, and negative (–)
lead of charger to negative (–) terminal.
4. Charge battery according to battery
charger and battery manufacturers’
instructions.
5. Install battery on unit (see Battery
Removal and Installation on page 20).
Jump-Starting
Ariens does not recommend jump-starting
your unit. Jump-starting can damage engine
and electrical system components. See your
engine manual for more detailed information.
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ADJUSTING STEERING LEVERS
(Figure 15)
Adjustment 3
Rotate this end away from the the operator
position to move the steering levers in.
Adjustment 1
3
1
Rotate this end away from the operator
position to move the steering levers out.
Figure 16
3. Adjust Steering Lever Forward or
Backward
2
6
5
1. Loosen, do not remove, the bolts
securing the handlebar to the upper
control arm.
2. Slide steering lever forward or backward
to desired position and tighten bolts.
NOTE: Tigthen upper bolt first.
4
Forward Speed Adjustment
Adjustment 2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Handlebar
Upper Control Arm
Adjustment Holes
Eccentric Spacer
Mounting Hardware
Lower Control Arm
Figure 15
IMPORTANT: Adjust each steering lever
equally.
NOTE: When adjusting steering levers for the
first time it is recommended that you make
adjustments in the following order.
1. Adjust Steering Lever Height
1. Remove mounting hardware that
attaches the handlebars to the upper
control arm. Move handlebar up or down
until the handlebar mounting holes are
aligned with the prefered adjustment
holes.
2. Install mounting hardware and tighten.
2. Adjust Steering Lever Width
1. Loosen hardware at the base of the
lower control arm item 5.
2. Rotate eccentric spacer to move the
levers away from or closer to the
operators position (figure 16).
(Figure 17)
NOTE: Reverse speed cannot be adjusted. If
unit tracks excessively left or right in reverse,
see your Dealer for repair.
IMPORTANT: The unit should track within
2 feet (0.61 m) of a straight line for 30 feet
(9.14 m).
The travel of the steering levers may need
adjustment if the unit turns to the right or left
when both steering levers are pushed as far
forward as possible.
NOTE: The side the unit turns toward
indicates that the wheel on that side is turning
slower than the other wheel. Either the wheel
that is turning faster needs to slow down or
the wheel that is turning slower needs to
speed up to allow the unit to travel in a
straight line.
1. Determine which way the unit turns.
2. Loosen jam nut on the adjustment bolt.
3. Adjust speed by:
• Turning adjustment bolt clockwise to
decrease steering lever travel.
• Turning adjustment bolt
counterclockwise to increase steering
lever travel.
4. Tighten the jam nut.
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915157, 169
1
3
1
1
4
2
2
1. Forward Travel Adjustment Bolt
2. Lower Control Arm
1.
2.
3.
4.
Figure 17
REPLACING PTO BELT
Deck Spindle
Engine Drive Pulley
Deck Idler
PTO Belt
Remove
(Figure 18)
1. Lower mower deck to the ground.
2. Remove belt covers from mower deck.
Figure 18
915159, 161, 171
4
CAUTION: Use care when
releasing idler spring tension.
Keep body parts well away from
idler when performing this
operation.
2
1
1
3
3. Pull idler arm towards outside of unit
until tension is removed from PTO belt.
4. Remove PTO belt from left mower deck
pulley.
5. Slowly release idler arm until tension is
removed from idler spring.
6. Remove PTO belt from mower deck and
engine drive pulley.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Deck Spindle
Engine Drive Pulley
Deck Idler
PTO Belt
Figure 19
Install
(Figure 18)
NOTE: Do not install PTO belt on left mower
deck pulley in step 1.
1. Install PTO belt on engine drive pulley
and mower deck.
2. Pull idler arm towards outside of unit
until PTO belt can be routed around left
mower deck pulley.
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3. Slowly release idler arm until idler pulley
rests firmly against PTO belt.
4. Install belt covers on mower deck.
NOTE: Ensure that belt is still positioned in
the groove of the sheave after belt covers are
installed.
2. Connect idler spring.
3. Install PTO belt (see REPLACING PTO
BELT on page 23).
REPLACING HYDROSTATIC BELT
2
1
4
2
Remove
(Figure 20)
1. Remove PTO belt (see REPLACING
PTO BELT on page 23).
CAUTION: Use care when
releasing idler spring tension.
Keep body parts well away from
idler when performing this
operation.
3
2. Disconnect idler spring.
3. Remove hydrostatic belt from
hydrostatic transmission pulleys, drive
pulley, and idler.
1. Hydrostatic Belt
2. Hydrostatic
Transmission
Pulley
Install
3. Idler
4. Idler Spring
Figure 20
(Figure 20)
1. Install hydrostatic belt on idler, drive
pulley, and hydrostatic transmission
pulleys.
STORAGE
Short Term Storage
Fuel System
IMPORTANT: NEVER clean unit with highpressure water or store unit outdoors.
Remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in
a clean dry area.
Inspect unit for signs of wear or damage.
Ensure all fasteners are properly tightened.
Gasoline left in the fuel system for extended
periods without a stabilizer will deteriorate,
resulting in gum deposits in the system.
These deposits can damage the carburetor
and the fuel hoses, filter and tank. Prevent
deposits from forming in the fuel system
during storage by adding a quality fuel
stabilizer to the fuel. Follow the
recommended mix ratio found on the fuel
stabilizer container.
To treat the fuel system for storage:
1. Add fuel stabilizer according to
manufacturers’s instructions.
2. Run engine for at least 10 minutes after
adding stabilizer to allow it to reach the
carburetor.
NEVER store the engine with fuel in the fuel
tank inside of a building with potential
sources of ignition.
Long Term Storage
Follow all instructions under Short Term
Storage.
Remove and fully charge battery. Store in a
clean dry area.
Refer to Engine Manual for the proper engine
storage procedures.
Touch up all scratched or chipped paint
surfaces.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will not
crank/start.
Engine runs
rough.
Unit does not
move with
engine running
when using
steering levers.
PTO or mower
blades do not
engage or shut
off.
Engine
overheats.
PROBABLE
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Safety interlock
system is not
engaged or is
faulty.
1. Check safety interlock system (see Safety
Interlock System on page 12).
2. Fuel tank is
empty.
2. Fill fuel tank (see FILLING FUEL TANK on
page 13).
3. Discharged
battery.
3. Charge battery (see Charging the Battery
on page 21).
4. Poor connection
between battery
and battery
cables.
4. Tighten battery cables and/or clean battery
and battery cables (see Cleaning Battery
and Battery Cables on page 21).
5. Spark plug wire(s)
loose or spark
plug(s) faulty.
5. Connect spark plug wire(s) or replace spark
plug(s). Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
6. Faulty electrical
system.
6. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
7. Faulty engine.
7. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Choke engaged.
1. Disengage choke.
2. Air filter cartridge
plugged.
2. Clean or replace air filter cartridge. Refer to
Engine Manual for detailed instructions.
3. Faulty engine.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. The transmission
bypass lever is
engaged.
1. Disengage transmission bypass lever (see
MOVING UNIT MANUALLY on page 15).
2. Faulty hydrostatic
belt.
2. Replace hydrostatic belt (see REPLACING
HYDROSTATIC BELT on page 24).
3. Faulty
transmission.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Operator
presence switch
not depressed.
1. Depress operator presence switch by sitting
on seat.
2. Faulty operator
presence switch.
2. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
3. Faulty PTO belt.
3. Replace PTO belt (see REPLACING PTO
BELT on page 23).
4. Faulty PTO
switch, wires,
connectors, or
clutch.
4. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Engine oil level
low.
1. Add engine oil. Refer to Engine Manual for
detailed instructions.
2. Cooling system
plugged.
2. Clean cooling system. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
3. Faulty engine.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
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PROBLEM
PROBABLE
CAUSE
Unit moves with
engine off and
parking brake
engaged.
1. The parking brake
needs
adjustment.
1. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
2. Faulty parking
brake.
2. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Incorrect tire
pressure.
1. Check tire pressure (see SPECIFICATIONS
on page 27).
2. Steering levers
need adjustment.
2. Adjust steering levers (see Forward Speed
Adjustment on page 22)
3. Hydrostatic
transmission
and/or linkage
needs
adjustment.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
Unit creeps with
steering levers
in neutral
position.
1. Hydrostatic
transmission
and/or linkage
needs
adjustment.
1. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
Poor cutting
quality.
1. Mower deck not
level or mower
pitch is incorrect.
1. Level and adjust pitch of mower deck (see
LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING PITCH OF
MOWER DECK on page 18).
2. Dull or faulty
mower blades.
2. Sharpen mower blades (see SHARPENING
MOWER BLADE on page 20) or replace
mower blades (see REPLACING MOWER
BLADE on page 19).
Unit does not
travel in a
straight line.
CORRECTION
SERVICE PARTS
ACCESSORIES
Be sure to always use genuine Ariens
parts to keep your unit running like new.
See your authorized Ariens dealer to add
these optional accessories to your unit.
Part No.
Description
Part No.
Description
51519500
34- and 50-Inch Spindle
Assembly
71503300
36-Inch Roller
71503400
48-Inch Dethatcher
51520900
42-Inch Spindle Assembly
71503600
Spreader
07100801
Front Wheel (Tread)
71508200
48-Inch Aerator
07100124
Front Wheel (Smooth)
71510800
34-Inch Mulch Kit
07200116
34-Inch Deck Belt
71510900
Trailer Hitch Kit
07200010
HA Raw Laminated Belt Hydraulic Drive
81503700
34-Inch Non-Powered Bagger
03971900
34-Inch Mower Blade
81503800
42-Inch Non-Powered Bagger
81503900
50-Inch Non-Powered Bagger
71512000
42-Inch Mulch Kit
71511900
50-Inch Mulch Kit
03797300
34-Inch Mulching Blade
04265400
42-Inch Mower Blade
07200523
42-Inch Deck Belt
03971900
50-Inch Mower Blade
07200524
50-Inch Deck Belt
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Model
915157
915159
915161
Zoom 34
Zoom 42
Zoom 50
Briggs & Stratton
Kohler
Kohler
44 (725)
44 (725)
Engine
Type
Engine Displacement
in.3
(cc)
30.51 (500)
Governed RPM (May be different
from maximum RPM)
3600 + 0
3600 – 100
Drive
Forward Max. – m.p.h (km/h)
6.0 (9.6)
Reverse Max. – m.p.h (km/h)
3.0 (4.8)
Turning Radius
Zero
Brakes
Internal Transmission
Transmission
Hydrostatic Drive
Electrical
Starter
Electric
Battery
12V Maintenance Free SLI U1B 275
PTO (Power Take-Off)
Electric Clutch
Fuel
Fuel Type
Refer to Engine Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity – gal. (L)
1.97 (7.49)
Size and Weight
Length – in. (cm)
65 (165.1)
Width – in. (cm)
45 (114.3)
54 (137.2)
62 (157.5)
Weight – lbs (kg)
405 (183.7)
415 (188.2)
490 (222.3)
Height – in. (cm)
40 (102)
42 (106.7)
Tires
Front Tire Size – in.
Rear Tire Size – in.
4 x 11
18 x 6.5 x 8
18 x 8.5 x 8
Front Tire Pressure – psi (kPa)
46 (317)
Rear Tire Pressure – psi (kPa)
10 (68.95)
18 x 9.5 x 8
Mower Deck
Cutting Height – in. (cm)
Cutting width – in. (cm)
1 – 4 (2.54 – 10.16)
34 (86)
42 (106.7)
Max. Towing Capacity – lbs (kg)
300 (136)
Max. Tongue Weight – lbs (kg)
30 (13.6)
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50 (127)
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Model
915169
915171
Zoom 34 CARB
Zoom 42 CARB
Briggs & Stratton
Kohler
30.51 (500)
44 (725)
Engine
Type
Engine Displacement
in.3
(cc)
Governed RPM (May be different
from maximum RPM)
3600 + 0
3600 – 100
Drive
Forward Max. – m.p.h (km/h)
6.0 (9.6)
Reverse Max. – m.p.h (km/h)
3.0 (4.8)
Turning Radius
Zero
Brakes
Internal Transmission
Transmission
Hydrostatic Drive
Electrical
Starter
Electric
Battery
12V Maintenance Free
SLI U1B 275
PTO (Power Take-Off)
Electric Clutch
Fuel
Fuel Type
Refer to Engine Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity – gal. (L)
1.97 (7.49)
Size and Weight
Length – in. (cm)
65 (165.1)
Width – in. (cm)
45 (114.3)
54 (137.2)
Weight – lbs (kg)
405 (183.7)
415 (188.2)
Height – in. (cm)
40 (102)
Tires
Front Tire Size – in.
Rear Tire Size – in.
4 x 11
18 x 6.5 x 8
18 x 8.5 x 8
Front Tire Pressure – psi (kPa)
46 (317)
Rear Tire Pressure – psi (kPa)
10 (68.95)
Mower Deck
Cutting Height – in. (cm)
1.5 – 4.5
(3.8 – 11.4)
Cutting width – in. (cm)
34 (86)
1 – 4 (2.54 – 10.16)
42 (106.7)
Max. Towing Capacity – lbs (kg)
300 (136)
Max. Tongue Weight – lbs (kg)
30 (13.6)
GB - 28
Two-Year Limited Lawn and
Garden Consumer Ride-On
Warranty
Ariens Company warrants to the original purchaser that Ariens, Gravely and Countax brand consumer
products manufactured and sold by Ariens Company will be free from defects in material and workmanship
for a period of two years after the date of purchase. An authorized Ariens dealer (Ariens brand products),
Gravely dealer (Gravely brand products), or Countax dealer (Countax brand products) will repair any defect
in material or workmanship, and repair or replace any defective part, subject to the conditions, limitations and
exclusions set forth herein. Such repair or replacement will be free of charge (labor and parts) to the original
purchaser except as noted below.
Five-Year Limited Warranty on Mower Deck Shell
The deck shell on zero-turn riding mowers is warranted to the original purchaser for five years from
the date of purchase. Any defect in material or workmanship of the deck shell will be repaired free of
charge (parts and labor) to the original purchaser for two years after the date of purchase. For the third
through fifth year from the date of purchase, the parts required to repair a defect in material or workmanship of the deck shell, not the labor, will be provided free of charge.
Five-Year Limited Warranty on Main Frame
The main frame on zero-turn riding mowers is warranted to the original purchaser for five years from
the date of purchase. Any defect in material or workmanship of the main frame will be repaired free of
charge (parts and labor) to the original purchaser for two years after the date of purchase. For the third
through fifth year from the date of purchase, the parts required to repair a defect in material or workmanship of the main frame, not the labor, will be provided free of charge.
Two-Year Limited Warranty on AMP™ Series Battery Packs and Subassemblies
The battery pack and/or battery subassemblies on AMP series electric riding mowers is/are warranted to the
original purchaser for two years from the date of purchase. Ariens Company will replace, free of charge to
the original purchaser, any battery pack and/or battery subassembly that fails due to defect in material or
workmanship for one year after the date of purchase. For the next 12 months, Ariens Company will cover the
prorated cost of replacing a battery pack and/or battery subassembly that fails due to defect in material or
workmanship. This warranty does not apply to battery packs or battery subassemblies that fail due to accident, neglect, abuse, improper maintenance, improper storage or improper charging procedures.
90-Day Limited Warranty on Service Parts and Accessories
Genuine Ariens, Gravely or Countax brand service parts and accessories are warranted to be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days after the date of purchase. An authorized
Ariens, Gravely or Countax dealer will repair or replace any such part or accessory free of charge,
except for labor, during that period.
The duration of all warranties herein applies only if the product is put to personal use around a household or
residence. If the product is put to any business use, agricultural, commercial, or industrial, then the duration
of these warranties shall be 90 days after the date of purchase. For Ariens Max Zoom and Gravely ZT HD
models put to commercial use, the duration of these warranties, except for service parts and accessories, is
one year from the date of purchase.
If any product is rented or leased, then the duration of these warranties shall be 90 days after the date of
purchase.
Exceptions, Limitations, Exclusions
Customer Responsibilities
Register the product immediately at the time of sale. If the dealer does not register the product, the
customer must complete the product registration card in the literature package and return it to the Ariens
Company, or register the unit online at www.ariens.com, www.gravely.com, www.countax.com.
To obtain warranty service, the original purchaser must:
• Perform the maintenance and minor adjustments explained in the owner’s manual.
• Promptly notify Ariens Company or an authorized Ariens, Gravely or Countax service representative of
the need for warranty service.
• Transport the product to and from the place of warranty service.
• Have the warranty service performed by an authorized Ariens, Gravely or Countax service
representative.
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To find an Ariens or Gravely authorized service representative, contact Ariens in the United States, Canada
or Mexico at:
655 W. Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110
(920) 756 - 4688
www.ariens.com
www.gravely.com
To find a Countax authorized service representative, contact Countax in Europe or Australia at:
Countax Ltd
Countax House
Great Haseley
Oxfordshire
OX44 7PF
0800 597 7777
www.countax.com
Exceptions and Limitations
•
Batteries are warranted only for a period of 12 months after date of purchase, on a prorated basis. For
the first 90 days of the warranty period, a defective battery will be replaced free of charge. If the
applicable warranty period is more than 90 days, Ariens Company will cover the prorated cost of any
defective battery, for up to 12 months after the date of purchase. This battery limited warranty does not
apply to the battery packs on AMP series products.
•
Engines and engine accessories are covered only by the engine manufacturer’s warranty and are not
covered by this warranty.
Parts that are not genuine Ariens, Gravely or Countax service parts are not covered by this warranty.
The following maintenance, service and replacement items are not covered by this warranty unless
they are noted in the Limitations section above: lubricants, spark plugs, oil, oil filters, air filters, fuel
filters, brake linings, brake arms, brake shoes, runners, scraper blades, shear bolts, mower blades,
mower vanes, headlights, light bulbs, knives, cutters.
Any misuse, alteration, improper assembly, improper adjustment, neglect, or accident which requires
repair is not covered by this warranty.
Exclusions – Items Not Covered by This Warranty
•
•
•
Disclaimer
Ariens Company may from time to time change the design of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty
shall be construed as obligating the Ariens Company to incorporate such design changes into previously
manufactured products, nor shall such changes be construed as an admission that previous designs were
defective.
LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND DAMAGES
Ariens Company’s liability under this warranty, and under any implied warranty that may exist, is limited to
repair of any defect in workmanship, and repair or replacement of any defective part. Ariens Company shall
not be liable for incidental, special, or consequential damages (including lost profits). Some states do not
allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you.
DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER WARRANTY
Ariens Company makes no warranty, express or implied, other than what is expressly made in this
warranty. If the law of your state provides that an implied warranty of merchantability, or an implied
warranty of fitness for particular purpose, or any other implied warranty, applies to Ariens Company,
then any such implied warranty is limited to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from region to region.
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CALIFORNIA AND EPA (UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION AGENCY) EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL
WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The CARB (California Air Resources Board), the EPA, and Ariens Company are pleased to explain the
evaporative emission control system's warranty on your 2011 model year small off-road equipment. In
California, new equipment that uses small off-road engines must be designed, built, and equipped to
meet the State's stringent anti-smog standards. Ariens Company must warrant the evaporative
emission control system on your small off-road equipment for the period listed below provided there
has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your equipment.
Your evaporative emission control system may include parts such as: fuel tanks, fuel lines, fuel caps,
valves, canisters, filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and other associated components.
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This evaporative emission control system is warranted for two years. If any evaporative
emission-related part on your equipment is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Ariens
Company.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• As the small off-road equipment owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required
maintenance listed in your Owner's Manual. Ariens Company recommends that you retain all
receipts covering maintenance on your small off-road equipment, but Ariens Company cannot deny
warranty solely for the lack of receipts.
• As the small off-road equipment owner, you should however be aware that the Ariens Company may
deny you warranty coverage if your evaporative emission control system part has failed due to
abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
• You are responsible for presenting your small off-road equipment to an authorized Ariens, Gravely,
or Parker service representative as soon as the problem exists. The warranty repairs should be
completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have a question regarding
your warranty coverage, you should contact Ariens Company Technical Service Center at
1-920-756-4688.
DEFECTS WARRANTY REQUIREMENTS:
(a.) The warranty period begins on the date the small off-road equipment is delivered to an ultimate
purchaser.
(b.) General Evaporative Emissions Warranty Coverage. Ariens Company warrants to the ultimate
purchaser and any subsequent owner that the evaporative emission control system when
installed was:
(1.) Designed, built, and equipped so as to conform with all applicable EPA and CARB
regulations; and
(2.) Free from defects in materials and workmanship that causes the failure of a warranted part
for a period of two years.
(c.) The warranty on evaporative emissions-related parts will be interpreted as follows:
(1.) Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the
written instructions must be warranted for the warranty period defined in subsection (b)(2).
If any such part fails during the period of warranty coverage, it must be repaired or replaced
by the Ariens Company. Any such part repaired or replaced under the warranty must be
warranted for a time not less than the remaining warranty period.
(2.) Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions
must be warranted for the warranty period defined in subsection (b)(2). A statement in such
written instructions to the effect of "repair or replace as necessary" will not reduce the
period of warranty coverage. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty must be
warranted for a time not less than the remaining warranty period.
(3.) Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the
written instructions must be warranted for the period of time prior to the first scheduled
replacement point for that part. If the part fails prior to the first scheduled replacement, the
part must be repaired or replaced by the Ariens Company. Any such part repaired or
replaced under warranty must be warranted for a time not less than the remainder of the
period prior to the first scheduled replacement point for the part.
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(4.)
(5.)
(6.)
(7.)
(8.)
(9.)
Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty provisions of this article
must be performed at no charge to the owner at an authorized Ariens, Gravely, or Parker
service representative.
Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (4) above, warranty services or repairs must
be provided at authorized Ariens, Gravely, or Parker service representatives that are
franchised to service the subject small off-road equipment.
The owner must not be charged for diagnostic labor that leads to the determination that a
warranted part is in fact defective, provided that such diagnostic work is performed at an
authorized Ariens, Gravely, or Parker service representative.
Throughout the evaporative emission control system's warranty period set out in subsection
(b)(2), the Ariens Company must maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the
expected demand for such parts.
Manufacturer-approved replacement parts must be used in the performance of any
warranty maintenance or repairs and must be provided without charge to the owner. Such
use will not reduce the warranty obligations of the manufacturer issuing the warranty.
The use of any add-on or modified parts will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim
made in accordance with this article. The manufacturer issuing the warranty will not be
liable under this Article to warrant failures of warranted parts caused by the use of an
add-on or modified part.
Evaporative Emission Warranty Parts List
The following parts are considered emission-related components for evaporative emissions:
• Fuel Tank, Fuel Cap and Tether
• Fuel Line, Fuel Line Fittings, Clamps*
• Pressure Relief Valves, Control Valves*
• Control Solenoids*, Electronic Controls*
• Vacuum Control Diaphragms*
• Control Cables*, Control Linkages*
• Purge Valves
• Vapor Hoses, Liquid/Vapor Separator
• Carbon Canister, Canister Mounting Brackets
• Carburetor Purge Port Connector
* As related to the evaporative emission control system
Disclaimer
New equipment sold in the state of California that uses small off-road engines must be exclusively
certified and appropriately labeled for sale in California. Some equipment covered by this Owner's
Manual my not be certified for sale in California and the presence of the preceding CARB and EPA
Warranty Statement does not by its existence indicate which, if any, of the equipment covered by this
Owner's Manual may be sold in California.
Some equipment covered by this Owner's Manual may have been manufactured prior to certain
affectivity dates requiring the inclusion of evaporative emission control systems. Therefore some
equipment covered by this Owner's Manual may not include the evaporative emission control systems
referred to in the preceding CARB and EPA Warranty Statement.
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Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110-1072
920-756-4688
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com