Cub Cadet RT 45 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
RZT SERIES
TRACTOR
Model Number
RZT 50
w/50" Mower Deck
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have
similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized
service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
CUB CADET LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019 [www.cubcadet.com]
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 769-01126A
(11/04)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TRACTOR PREPARATION .................................................................................................... 2
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES ..................................................................... 3
SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS ............................................................................................ 6
TO THE OWNER .................................................................................................................... 8
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION ...................................................................................... 8
RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION ........................................... 8
SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES ........................................................................... 9
SECTION 2: OPERATION .................................................................................................... 12
SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS ............................................................................................... 19
SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................... 20
SECTION 5: MOWER DECK ................................................................................................ 25
SLOPE GAUGE .................................................................................................................... 30
ENGINE MANUAL ..................................................................................................................31
WARRANTY .......................................................................................................................... 52
TRACTOR PREPARATION
Remove the upper crating material from the shipping
pallet, and cut any bands or tie straps securing the tractor to the pallet.
Use the lift handle to raise the deck to its highest position; engage the transmission bypass rods (Refer to
SECTION 1, CONTROLS AND FEATURES); and carefully roll the tractor off the shipping pallet. Disengage the
bypass rods.
Remove the deck wash system nozzle adapter and the
oil drain tube from the manual bag and store for future
use.
CONNECT THE BATTERY
WARNING
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
The tractor is shipped with an activated sealed battery,
with the positive battery cable factory connected. The
negative cable must be connected.
Note: Make sure the ignition switch is in the "OFF" position before attaching the battery cable.
1. Pull the protective cap off the negative terminal of
the battery, and remove the hex cap screw and nut
from the free end of the negative battery cable.
2. Connect the negative battery cable (heavy black)
to negative terminal (NEG) of the battery using the
hex cap screw and nut. Slide the black terminal
cover over the negative terminal of the battery.
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WARNING
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The engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved
forest-covered, brush-covered, or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a
spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California, the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other States may have similar laws. Federal laws apply to federal lands. A spark arrester muffler is available
at your nearest engine authorized service center.
IMPORTANT
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF NOT FOLLOWED,
COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND
OTHERS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING
TO OPERATE YOUR UNIT. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT
IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL—
HEED ITS WARNING.
DANGER
I.
Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation
in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the
part of the operator can result in injury. This lawn mower is capable of amputating
hands and feet or throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
5. Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
GENERAL OPERATION
1. Read, understand and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the machine before starting. Keep
this manual in a safe place for future and regular
reference.
6. Never carry passengers.
7. Disengage the blades before shifting into reverse
and backing up. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
2. Only allow responsible individuals familiar with
the instructions to operate the machine. Know the
controls and how to stop the machine quickly.
8. Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not
operate the mower without either the entire grass
catcher or the chute guard in place.
3. Do not put hands or feet under the cutting deck or
near rotating parts.
9. Slow down before turning. Operate the machine
smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive
speed.
4. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys,
wire, etc. which could be picked up and thrown by
the blades. A small object may have been
overlooked and could be accidentally thrown by
the mower in any direction and cause injury to
you or a bystander. To help avoid a thrown
objects injury, keep children, animals, bystanders
and helpers at least 75 feet from the mower while
it is in operation. Always wear safety glasses with
side shields or safety goggles during operation or
while performing an adjustment or repair, to
protect eyes from foreign objects. Stop the blades
when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
10. Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off the blades, place the transmission
in neutral, set the parking brake, stop the engine
and remove key before dismounting.
11. Turn off blades when not mowing.
12. Stop the engine and wait until the blades come to
a complete stop before (a) removing the grass
catcher or unclogging chute, or (b) making any
repairs, adjusting or removing any grass or debris.
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13. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
14. Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
Mow across slopes, not up and down.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Rapid acceleration or deceleration could cause the
front of the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards, which could cause serious injury.
15. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways.
16. Use extra care when loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or truck. This unit should not
be driven up or down a ramp onto a trailer or truck
under power, because the unit could tip over
causing serious personal injury. The unit must be
pushed manually on a ramp to load or unload
properly.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If the tires are
unable to maintain traction, disengage the blades and
proceed slowly and carefully straight down the slope.
Do not mow the slope until able to maintain traction.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed so that
you will not have to stop while on the slope.
17. Never make a cutting height adjustment while the
engine is running if the operator must dismount to
do so.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
18. Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and closefitting slacks and shirts. Do not wear loose fitting
clothes or jewelry. They can be caught in moving
parts. Never operate a unit in bare feet, sandals
or sneakers.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for counterweights with attachments to improve stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine.
19. Check overhead clearance carefully before driving
under power lines, wires, bridges or low hanging
tree branches, before entering or leaving
buildings, or in any other situation where the
operator may be struck or pulled from the unit,
which could result in serious injury.
DO NOT:
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then turn
slowly and use extra care while turning.
Do not mow near drop-offs, 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.
20. Disengage all attachment clutches, set the
parking brake in the on position, and put the lap
bars to the neutral or out position before
attempting to start the engine.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause sliding.
21. Your mower is designed to cut normal residential
grass of a height no more than 10”. Do not
attempt to mow through unusually tall, dry grass
(e.g. pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Debris may
build up on the mower deck or contact the engine
exhaust presenting a potential fire hazard.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
Do not use the grass catcher on steep slopes.
III. CHILDREN
22. Use only accessories approved for this machine
by Cub Cadet. Read, understand and follow all
instructions provided with the approved
accessory.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert
to the presence of children. Children are often
attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the operator.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and
tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or
death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
2. Be alert and turn the machine off if children enter
the area.
3. Before and when backing up, look behind and
down for small children.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part
of this manual to measure slopes before operating this
unit on a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater
than 15° as shown on the slope gauge, do not operate
this unit on that area or serious injury could result.
4. Never carry children, even with the blades off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or may
interfere with safe machine operation.
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8. After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
remove the wire from the spark plug and
thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage.
Repair the damage before restarting and
operating the mower.
5. Never allow children under 14 years old to
operate the machine. Children 14 years and over
should only operate the machine under close
parental supervision and proper instruction.
6. Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure
your vision of a child or other hazard.
9. Grass catcher components are subject to wear,
damage and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For
your safety protection, frequently check the
components and replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts when necessary.
7. Remove the key when the machine is left
unattended to prevent unauthorized operation.
IV. SERVICE
10. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blades or wear gloves, and use extra caution
when servicing blades.
1. Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
11. Check the park brake operation frequently. Adjust
and service as required.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow the engine to cool at least
two minutes before refueling.
c. Replace the fuel cap securely and wipe off any
spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may
cause a fire or explosion.
d. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of ignition.
e. Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel
vapors will accumulate in the area.
f. Never store the fuel container or machine
inside where there is an open flame or spark,
such as a gas hot water heater, space heater
or furnace.
12. Muffler, engine and belt guards become hot
during operation and can cause a burn. Allow to
cool down before touching.
13. Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine speeds
are dangerous.
14. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can
harm the environment and the ecology.
a. Prior to disposal, contact your local
Environmental
Protection
Agency
to
determine the proper method for disposing of
the waste. Recycling centers are established
to properly dispose of materials in an
environmentally safe fashion.
2. Never run a machine inside a closed area.
3. To reduce fire hazard, keep the machine free of
grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up
oil or fuel spillage. Allow the machine to cool at
least 5 minutes before storing.
b. Use proper containers when draining fluids.
Do not use food or beverage containers that
may mislead someone into drinking from
them. Properly dispose of the containers immediately following the draining of fluids.
4. Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make
certain the blade and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and
keep the wire away from the spark plug to prevent
accidental starting.
c.
5. Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also visually
inspect blades for damage (e.g., excessive wear,
bent, cracked). Replace with blades which meet
original equipment specifications.
DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the
ground, down a drain or into a stream, pond,
lake, or other body of water. Observe Environmental Protection Agency regulations when
disposing of oil, fuel, coolant, brake fluid, filters, batteries, tires and other harmful waste.
15. With the exception of utilizing the deck wash
feature, we do not recommend the use of a
pressure washer or garden hose to clean your
tractor. Water may cause damage to electrical
components; pulleys; bearings; or the engine.
The use of water will result in shortened life and
reduce serviceability.
6. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
the equipment is in safe working condition.
7. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly. Use all guards as
instructed in this manual.
WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who
read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
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SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS
Keep product safety graphics (decals) clean. Replace any safety graphic that is damaged, destroyed, missing, painted over or can no longer be read. Replacement safety graphics are available through your dealer.
START
FORWARD
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
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To START, PARK BRAKE must be set.
P.T.O. switch in OFF (down) position.
Lap bars in NEUTRAL and outward positions.
Throttle set properly, CHOKE position if "cold".
Turn key to ON, then START, release when engine runs.
FOR FIRST-TIME OPERATORS
• Start Off In A Flat, Open Area.
• Keep Bystanders Away.
• Set Throttle At A Low Speed.
• Practice Maneuvering, (Forward, Reverse,
Left, Right) Without Deck Engaged.
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
– LOCATED ON LEFT CONSOLE
ASIDE OPERATOR’S SEAT
NOTICE
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PTO Automatically Disengages When Both Lap
Bars Are Moved Too Far Into Reverse.
• PTO Automatically Reengages When Levers Are
Returned To The Neutral Or Forward Positions.
START
FORWARD
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
– LOCATED ON RIGHT CONSOLE
ASIDE OPERATOR’S SEAT
ON
FAST
P
PARK
BRAKE
CUTTING
HEIGHT
OFF
SLOW
DECK HEIGHT INDICATOR
– LOCATED ON RIGHT SIDE
OF SEAT BOX FRAME
THROTTLE CONTROL
INDICATOR – LOCATED ON
LEFT CONSOLE
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PARK BRAKE INDICATOR
– LOCATED ON LEFT SIDE
OF SEAT BOX FRAME
SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS
WARNING
TO R ED U CE TH E R IS K O F IN JU R Y, D O N O T
O PER ATE U N L ES S D IS CH AR G E CO VER O R
GRASS CATCH ER IS IN ITS PR O PER PL ACE.
IF D A M A G E D , R E P L A C E IM M E D IA T E L Y .
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
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Read The Operator's Manual.
Go Across Slopes, Not Up And Down.
If Machine Stops Going Uphill, Stop Blade And Back Down Slowly.
Avoid Sudden Turns.
Do Not Mow When Children Or Others Are Around.
Never Carry Children Even With Blades Off.
Look Down And Behind Before And While Backing.
Keep Safety Devices (Guards, Shields, Switches, Etc.) In Place And Working.
Remove Objects That Could Be Thrown By The Blade.
Do Not Operate Unit Where It Could Slip Or Tip.
Know Location And Function Of All Controls.
Be Sure Blades And Engine Are Stopped Before Placing Hands Or Feet Near Blades.
Before Leaving Operator Position, Disengage Blades, Place In Neutral,
Engage Parking Brake, Shut Off And Remove Key.
• When Using The Optional Grass Bagging Attachment, The Front Counter
Weight Included With Bagger Must Be Installed.
WARNING
HANDS AND FEET SAFETY GRAPHIC–
LOCATED ON DEFLECTOR CHUTE
• Do not add fuel while the engine is hot or running.
• Stop engine, disconnect spark plug before adjusting or servicing.
• Before leaving operator's position:
• DISENGAGE IMPLEMENT DRIVE.
• Place speed controls in neutral and set parking brake.
• Wait for all movement to stop.
• Do not allow operation by untrained personnel.
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING – LOCATED IN CENTER
OF SEAT BOX FRAME
DEFLECTOR and SAFETY GRAPHIC –
LOCATED ON RIGHT SIDE OF DECK
KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY FROM
ROTATING PARTS.
REMOVE OBJECTS THAT CAN BE
THROWN BY THE BLADE IN ANY
DIRECTION. WEAR SAFETY GLASSES.
DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR
OTHERS ARE AOUND. NEVER CARRY
CHILDREN.
USE EXTRA CAUTION ON SLOPES. DO
NOT MOW SLOPES GREATER THAN 15°.
MOW UP AND DOWN, NOT ACROSS.
AVOID SUDDEN TURNS, USE LOW GEAR.
READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL. KEEP SAFETY DEVICES WORKING.
SAFETY GRAPHIC – LOCATED ON
LEFT SIDE OF MOWER DECK
INFORMATION GRAPHIC – BELT
ROUTING LOCATED ON
LEFT SIDE OF MOWER DECK
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TO THE OWNER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new tractor. The information contained in this manual has been
prepared in detail to help you better understand the features, correct operation, adjustments, and maintenance of
your tractor. The performance and dependability of this tractor rely greatly on the manner in which it is operated and
maintained. Therefore, it is recommended that all operators of the tractor carefully read this manual and fully understand its operation. Also keep the manual available for reference to ensure proper operation, and that maintenance
procedures are performed as scheduled to assure the tractor’s optimal mechanical condition.
NOTE: All references to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR, unless specifically stated otherwise, indicate that relative position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the operator’s seat.
CAUTION: DO NOT tow your Model RZT50 tractor. Towing may damage the transmissions. Place the tractor on a
LEVEL SURFACE before pulling the transmission bypass rods to the engaged position (transmission disengaged).
Your local authorized Cub Cadet dealer is interested in the performance you receive from your tractor, and with the
maintenance needed to ensure the satisfactory operation of your tractor. The dealer has trained service personnel
familiar with the latest servicing information, is equipped with the latest tools, and has a complete line of genuine
Cub Cadet service parts which assure proper fit and high quality.
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, and
specifications.
If you have difficulties with the tractor and/or equipment; have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance
of this equipment; or desire additional information not found in this manual, contact your nearest authorized Cub
Cadet dealer. If you need assistance in locating a dealer in your area, contact the Customer Dealer Referral Line by
calling:
1-877-282-8684
Or you may contact Cub Cadet via the internet by logging on to our Web Site at:
www.cubcadet.com
To obtain top performance and assure economical operation, the tractor should be inspected by your authorized
dealer periodically or at least once a year, depending on its hours of use. Before calling your dealer, make sure that
you have your model number(s) and manufacturing date available for the dealer.
RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION
Product identification plates are provided for major components of your tractor. The numbers on these plates are
important if your tractor should require dealer service, or if you need additional information on your tractor. Prior to
using your tractor for the first time, record the numbers from the identification plates in the appropriate spaces provided below.
The chassis model plate, showing the factory model number and Mfg. Date (See Figure 1) can be found either on
the underside of the seat mounting base or on the right frame rail near the right front tire.
The engine information is stamped in the upper surface of the of the valve cover (See Figure 2).
Model
Factory Model No.
Delivery Date
Mfg. Date
Engine Model/Type No.
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
Model Number
Mfg. Date
Engine Code No.
VALVE
COVER
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com
CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
Figure 1
Figure 2
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SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES
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Figure 3
A.
B.
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E.
F.
G.
H.
Deck Height Index
Deck Lift Handle
RH and LH Drive Control Levers
Ignition Switch
PTO Switch
Transmission Bypass Rod (Not Shown)
Cup Holder
Storage Tray
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
P.
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Seat Adjustment Knobs (Not Shown)
Fuel Tank Cap
Hour Meter /Indicator Panel
Throttle Control
Choke Control
Parking Brake Engagement Lever
Trans. Oil Expansion Reservoir (Under Seat)
NOTE: References to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and
E. Power Take-Off (PTO) Switch
REAR indicate that position on the tractor when
facing forward while seated in the operator’s seat.
The PTO switch is located on the RH console to the
right of the operator’s seat.
A. Deck Height Index
The deck height index consists of six index notches
located on the front/right of the seat box frame. Each
notch corresponds to a 1/2 inch change in the deck
height position ranging from 1-1/2 inches at the lowest notch to 4 inches at the highest notch.
B. Deck Lift Handle
The deck lift handle is located on the front/right of the
seat box frame, and is used to raise and lower the
mower deck.
Figure 5
The PTO switch operates the electric PTO clutch
mounted on the bottom of the engine crankshaft. Pull
the switch knob upward to engage the PTO clutch, or
push the knob downward to disengage the clutch.
Pull the handle to the left out of the index notch and
push downward to lower the deck, or pull upward to
raise the deck. When the desired height is attained,
move the lift handle to the right until fully in the index
notch.
The PTO switch must be in the "disengaged" position
when starting the engine.
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C. RH and LH Drive Control Levers
The RH and LH control levers are located to each
side of the operator’s seat. These hinged levers open
out to the side in the neutral position to permit the
operator to be seated or to leave the tractor seat. The
levers must be fully opened out in the neutral position
to start the tractor engine.
Each lever controls the respective RH or LH transmission. Consequently, these levers control all of the
movements of the tractor. Driving and steering utilizing these control levers is quite different from
conventional tractors, and will take some practice to
master. Refer to SECTION 2: OPERATION for
instructions on using the control levers.
Transmission Bypass Rods (Not Shown)
The transmission bypass rods (one for each the RH
and LH transmission) are located beneath the frame
platform, just inside each rear wheel.
When engaged, the two rods open a bypass within the
hydrostatic transmissions, which allows the tractor to
be pushed short distances by hand. Refer to
SECTION 2: OPERATION for instructions on using
the bypass feature.
WARNING: Never tow your tractor.
Towing the tractor with the rear wheels
on the ground may cause severe damage
to the transmissions.
D. Ignition Switch
G. Cup Holder
The ignition switch is located on the RH console to
the right of the operator’s seat.
The cup holder is located toward the rear of the RH
console to the right of the operator’s seat.
The ignition switch has three positions as follow:
H. Storage Tray
OFF
The storage tray is located at the rear of the RH
console.
STOP
ON
J. Seat Adjustment Knobs (Not Shown)
START
The seat adjustment knobs are located underneath
the seat hinge bracket. The knobs allow for tool free
adjustment of the fore to aft position of the operator’s
seat. Refer to SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS for
instructions on adjusting the seat position.
Figure 4
OFF - The engine and electrical system is turned off.
ON - The tractor electrical system is energized.
K. Fuel Tank Cap
START- The starter motor will turn over the engine.
Release the key immediately when the
engine starts
The fuel tank cap is located at the rear of the LH
console. Turn the cap counterclockwise to unscrew
and remove from the fuel tank. Always re-install the
fuel cap tightly onto the fuel tank after removing.
NOTE: To prevent accidental starting and/or battery
discharge, remove the key from the ignition switch
when the tractor is not in use.
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Oil Pressure Indicator (Refer to Figure 6)
WARNING: Never fill the fuel tank when
the engine is running. If the engine is hot
from recently running, allow to cool for
several minutes before refueling. Highly
flammable gasoline could splash onto
the engine and cause a fire.
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L. Hour Meter/Indicator Panel
The hour meter/indicator panel is located on the LH
console to the left of the operator’s seat.
Battery
Indicator
NOTE: The oil pressure indicator may illuminate
when the ignition switch is in the ON position, but
should turn off when the engine is started.
PTO Engaged Indicator (Refer to Figure 6)
Oil Pressure
Indicator
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Hour
Meter
PTO Engaged
Indicator
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Hour Meter Feature
The purpose of the hour meter is to record the hours
(tenths of an hour-right most digit) that the tractor has
been operated.
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The hour meter is activated whenever the ignition
switch is turned to the "ON" position. Because of
this, a record of the actual hours of operation
should be kept to assure all maintenance
procedures are completed according to the
schedule in this manual.
The throttle control is located on the LH console to
the left of the operator’s seat. When set in a given
position, a uniform engine speed will be maintained.
When key is turned to the "ON" position, the
battery indicator light briefly illuminates and the
battery voltage is briefly displayed. The display
then changes to the accumulated hours.
This symbol indicates the
fast position.
This symbol indicates the
slow position.
Battery Indicator (Refer to Figure 6)
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This indicator illuminates when the parking brake
is in the DISENGAGED position and the ignition
switch is turned to the "START" position. Check
this indicator if the engine will not crank with the
ignition switch in the "START" position. If necessary, move the parking brake to the ENGAGED
position.
This indicator also illuminates when the ignition
switch is turned to the "START" position and the
RH and/or LH drive control levers are in a position other than the fully out in neutral position.
Move the control levers fully outward.
M. Throttle Control
Indicator Panel Feature
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This indicator illuminates when the PTO switch is
pulled upward in the "ENGAGED" position and
the ignition switch is turned to the "START"
position. Check this indicator if the engine will not
crank with the ignition switch in the "START"
position. If necessary, move the PTO switch to
the "DISENGAGED" position.
Parking Brake Engaged Indicator (Refer to Figure 6)
Parking Brake
Engaged Indicator
Figure 6
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This warning lamp indicates low engine oil
pressure. If the indicator comes on while the
engine is running, stop the engine immediately
and check for possible causes. Do not run the
engine while this indicator is illuminated. Contact
your Cub Cadet dealer to have the tractor and
engine inspected.
Illuminates and the battery voltage is displayed
briefly when the ignition switch it turned to the
"ON" position.
Figure 7
Illuminates to indicate the battery voltage has
dropped below 11.5 (+0.5/-1.0) volts. The battery
voltage is also displayed on the hour meter. If this
indicator and display come on during operation,
check the battery and charging system for possible causes and/or contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
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Push the control handle forward to increase the
engine speed. The tractor is designed to operate
with the control handle in the fast position (full
throttle) when the tractor is being driven and the
mower deck is engaged.
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Pull the control handle rearward to decrease the
engine speed.
IMPORTANT: If the LH and RH drive control levers
are not fully opened out in the neutral position when
engaging the parking brake, the engine will stop. The
parking brake must be placed in the engaged position
when starting the tractor engine.
N. Choke Control
The choke knob controls the position of the engine
choke. Pull the knob out to choke the engine; push the
knob in to open the choke.
P. Transmission Oil Expansion Reservoir
The transmission oil expansion reservoirs are
connected by hoses to the RH and LH transmission
assemblies, and are located beneath the seat. The
function of each reservoir is to hold the natural
expansion of transmission oil that occurs as the
transmission warms up during operation. DO NOT
FILL THE RESERVOIRS.
O. Parking Brake Engagement Lever
The parking brake engagement lever is located on
the front/left of the seat box frame, and is used to
engage the parking brake.
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Pull the lever fully upward and to the left and
lower into the "J" slot to engage the parking
brake.
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Pull the lever up out of the "J" slot and to the
right; then lower completely to disengage the
parking brake.
Under normal operating conditions, no oil should be
added to the reservoirs. The COLD oil level should be
no higher than 1/4" above the bottom of the reservoir.
SECTION 2: OPERATION
GENERAL SAFETY
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RECEIVE INSTRUCTION - Read the operator’s
manual. Learn to operate this machine SAFELY.
Don’t risk INJURY or DEATH. Allow only those
who have become competent in its usage to
operate this tractor .
Familiarize yourself with the operations of all the
instruments and controls.
Before starting the engine or beginning operation,
be familiar with the controls. The operator should
be in the operator’s seat. The PTO switch must
be in the disengaged position, the parking brake
engaged, and the RH and LH drive control levers
moved fully outward in the neutral position.
Keep all shields in place. Keep away from moving
parts.
NO RIDERS! Keep all people and pets a safe
distance away. Look behind and down to both
sides of the tractor before and while backing up.
DO NOT direct the mower discharge at people.
Avoid slopes where possible. Never operate on
slopes greater than 15°. Slopes with a greater
incline present dangerous operating conditions.
Tractors can be rolled over.
Before leaving the operator’s seat: Shut off the
PTO, move the RH and LH drive control levers
fully outward in the neutral position, engage the
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parking brake, shut off the engine and remove
the ignition key. Wait for all movement to stop
before servicing or cleaning.
Operate the drive control levers smoothly and
avoid any sudden movements of the levers
when starting and stopping. Keep a firm grip on
the control levers; do not allow the levers to
return to neutral on their own.
Be careful when operating near roadways. Stop
the tractor motion and wait for vehicles to pass
before operating along the road.
Do not operate the tractor with the mower deck
removed. Removal of the deck will change the
balance of the tractor, and could contribute to a
tractor rollover.
Avoid operation on traction surfaces that are
unstable; use extreme caution if the surface is
slippery.
Slow down before turning and come to a
complete stop before any zero turn maneuver.
Do not stop the tractor or park the tractor over
combustible materials such as dry grass, leaves,
debris, etc.
Do not fill the fuel tank when the engine is
running or while the engine is hot. Allow the
engine several minutes to cool before refueling.
Tighten the fuel cap securely.
The PTO will re-engage when one or both of the
levers are moved back to the neutral or forward
position.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
• Before you operate the tractor, study this manual
carefully to familiarize yourself with the operations of all the instruments and controls. It has
been prepared to help you operate and maintain
your tractor efficiently.
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STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING: This unit is equipped with a
safety interlock system designed for the
protection of the operator. Do not operate the tractor if any part of the interlock
system is malfunctioning. Regularly
check the functions of the interlock system for proper operation (See "Checking
the Safety Interlock Circuits" at the end
of this section).
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded
gasoline. For best results, fill the fuel tank with
only clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline with a pump
sticker octane rating of 85 or higher. Unleaded
gasoline is recommended because it leaves less
combustion chamber deposits.
Some fuels are gasoline blended with alcohols or
ethers. Excessive amounts of the these blends
can damage the fuel system or cause engine
performance problems. If undesirable operating
symptoms occur, use gasoline with a lower
percentage of alcohol or ether. Do not use
gasoline that contains Methanol.
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Check the engine oil level.
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Clean the air cleaner element if necessary.
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Check the tire inflation pressures.
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Adjust the seat for operator’s maximum comfort,
visibility and for maintaining complete control of
the tractor.
WARNING: For personal safety, the
operator must be sitting in the tractor
seat when starting the engine.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system
for the protection of the operator. If the interlock
system should ever malfunction, do not operate the
tractor. Contact your authorized Cub Cadet Dealer.
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The safety interlock system prevents the engine
from cranking or starting unless the RH and LH
drive control levers are moved fully outward in the
neutral position, the parking brake is engaged,
and the PTO is disengaged.
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To avoid sudden movement when disengaging
the parking brake, the safety interlock system will
shut off the engine if the RH and/or LH drive
control levers are moved to a position other than
the fully out in neutral position when the parking
brake is engaged
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The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat before
engaging the parking brake.
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The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat with the
PTO engaged, regardless of whether the parking
brake is engaged.
NOTE: The PTO switch must be moved to the
“OFF” position to restart the engine.
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Move the RH and LH drive control levers fully
outward in the neutral position. Refer to Figure 8.
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Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat.
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Engage the parking brake. Refer to Figure 8.
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Make certain the PTO switch is in the disengaged (down) position. Refer to Figure 8.
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Pull the choke control knob upward to the full
choke position. NOTE: If the engine is warmed
up, it may not be necessary to choke the engine.
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Move the throttle control lever fully forward to the
"fast" position.
LH Control Lever
Out in Neutral
Parking Brake
Engaged
RH Control Lever
Out in Neutral
Pull Choke
Throttle Control
to "FAST"
PTO Switch in Down
(Disengaged) Position
Figure 8
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The safety interlock system will shut off the PTO
and the mower blades will stop if both drive control levers are moved into the reverse position.
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Turn the ignition key clockwise to the “START”
position and release it as soon as the engine
starts; however, do not crank the engine continuously for more than 5 seconds at a time. If the
engine does not start within this time, turn the key
to “OFF” and wait a minute to allow the engine’s
STOPPING THE ENGINE
starter motor to cool. Try again after waiting. If
after a few attempts the engine fails to start, do
not keep trying to start it with the choke closed as
this will cause flooding and make starting more
difficult.
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As the engine warms up, gradually push the
choke knob downward to open the choke. Do not
use the choke to enrich the fuel mixture, except
as necessary to start the engine.
Allow the engine to run for a few minutes at mid
throttle before putting the engine under load.
Observe the hour meter/indicator panel. If the
battery indicator light or oil pressure light come
on, immediately stop the engine. Have the tractor
inspected by your Cub Cadet dealer.
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Place the throttle control lever to the slow (idle)
position.
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Turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position and
remove the key from the ignition switch.
Carefully practice maneuvering the tractor using the
instructions in the following section "Driving the Tractor." Practice until you are confident that you can
safely operate the tractor.
DRIVING THE TRACTOR
WARNING: Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed and sudden stops.
Connect one end of the other cable to the booster
battery’s negative terminal; then connect the
other end of that cable to the frame of the disabled tractor, as far from the battery as possible.
Have the tractor’s electrical system checked and
repaired as soon as possible to eliminate the
need for jump starting.
Move the RH and LH drive control levers fully
outward in the neutral position.
Carefully move (or have moved) the tractor to the
practice area. When performing the practice session,
the PTO should not be engaged. While practicing,
operate the tractor at approximately 1/2-3/4 throttle
and at less than full speed in both forward and
reverse.
Connect the end of one cable to the disabled
tractor battery’s positive terminal; then connect
the other end of that cable to the booster
battery’s positive terminal.
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We strongly recommend that you locate a reasonably large, level and open "practice area" where there
are no obstructions, pedestrians, or animals. You
should practice operating the tractor for a minimum of
30 minutes.
If the battery charge is not sufficient to crank the
engine, recharge the battery. If a battery charger is
unavailable and the tractor must be started, the aid of
a booster battery will be necessary. Connect the
booster battery as follows:
Start the disabled tractor following the normal
starting instructions previously provided; then
disconnect the jumper cables in the exact reverse
order of their connection.
Engage the parking brake.
Operating a zero-turn tractor is not like operating a
conventional type riding tractor. Although and because a zero-turn tractor is more maneuverable, getting used to operating the control levers takes some
practice.
WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric acid
and produce explosive gasses. Make
certain the area is well ventilated, wear
gloves and eye protection, and avoid
sparks or flames near the battery.
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PRACTICE OPERATION (INITIAL USE)
USING JUMPER CABLES TO START ENGINE
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Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
NOTE: Always remove the key from the ignition
switch to prevent accidental starting or battery
discharge if the equipment is left unattended.
COLD WEATHER STARTING
Be sure to use the proper oil for the expected
temperatures (Check the table in the engine section
at the back of this manual). Follow the normal engine
starting instructions above. However, allow the
engine ample time to warm up before putting the
tractor under load.
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WARNING: Do not leave the seat of the
tractor without disengaging the PTO,
moving drive control levers fully outward
in the neutral position, and engaging the
parking brake. If leaving the tractor
unattended, turn the ignition key off and
remove key.
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Adjust the operator’s seat to the most
comfortable position that allows you to operate
the controls. See seat adjustment in the
ADJUSTMENTS section.
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Release the parking brake.
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Move the RH and LH drive control levers inward
in the neutral position. See Figure 9.
DRIVING FORWARD
Faster
Slower
Control Lever Moved
Inward and in Neutral
Neutral
Position
Figure 10
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To slow the tractor move the controls lever
rearward to attain the desired speed, or move the
levers to the neutral position to stop the tractor.
IMPORTANT: Always maintain your grasp on the
drive control levers. Do not release the levers to
slow the tractor or to return to neutral.
Figure 9
Turning the Tractor While Driving Forward
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Move the throttle control lever forward to the full
throttle position (3500-3600 RPM).
NOTE: The tractor and engine are designed to run at
full throttle. If performing a practice session, it is
preferable that the tractor is operated at less than full
throttle (approximately 2500-3000 RPM), but this only
applies to practice operation.
WARNING: When reversing the direction
of travel, we recommend performing
GRADUAL ‘U’ turns where possible.
Sharper turns increase the possibility of
turf defacement, and could affect control
of the tractor. ALWAYS slow the tractor
before making sharp turns.
WARNING: Always maintain a firm grip
on the control levers. DO NOT release the
control levers to slow or stop the tractor;
move the levers to the neutral position
using your hands.
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To turn the tractor while driving forward, move the
control levers as necessary so that one lever is
rearward of the other. The tractor will turn in the
direction of the rearward control lever.
- To turn to the left, move the left drive control
lever rearward of the right lever. See Figure 11.
To drive the tractor, firmly grasp the respective drive
control levers with your right and left hands and
proceed as follows:
FORWARD LEFT TURN
Driving the Tractor Forward
WARNING: Keep all movement of the
drive control levers slow and smooth.
Abrubt movement of the control levers
can affect the stability of the tractor and
could cause the tractor to flip over,
which may result in serious injury or
death to the operator.
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Slowly and evenly move both drive control levers
forward. The tractor will start to move forward.
See Figure 10.
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As the control levers are pushed farther forward
the speed of the tractor will increase.
Figure 11
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IMPORTANT: Always maintain your grasp on the
drive control levers. Do not release the levers to
slow the tractor or to return to neutral.
- To turn to the right, move the right drive control
lever rearward of the left lever. See Figure 12.
FORWARD RIGHT TURN
Turning While Driving Rearward
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To turn the tractor while driving rearward, move
the control levers as necessary so that one lever
is forward of the other. The tractor will turn in the
direction of the forward control lever.
- To turn to the left while traveling in reverse,
move the left drive control lever forward of the
right lever. See Figure 14.
REARWARD LEFT TURN
Figure 12
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The greater the fore-to-aft distance between the
two levers, the sharper the tractor will turn.
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To execute a "pivot turn," move the turn side
drive control lever to the neutral position, while
moving the other control lever forward.
IMPORTANT: Making a "pivot turn" on grass
will greatly increase the potential for
defacement of the turf.
Figure 14
Driving the Tractor In Reverse
WARNING: Always look behind and
down on both sides of the tractor before
backing up. Always look behind while
traveling in the reverse direction.
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- To turn to the right while traveling in reverse,
move the right drive control lever forward of the
left lever. See Figure 15.
REARWARD RIGHT TURN
Slowly and evenly move both drive control levers
rearward. The tractor will start to move in the
reverse direction. See Figure 13.
DRIVING REARWARD
Neutral
Position
Slower
Faster
Figure 15
Figure 13
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As the control levers are pushed farther rearward
the speed of the tractor will increase.
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To slow the tractor move the controls lever
forward to attain the desired speed, or move the
levers to the neutral position to stop the tractor.
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The greater the fore-to-aft distance between the
two levers, the sharper the tractor will turn.
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To execute a "pivot turn," move the turn side
drive control lever to the neutral position, while
moving the other control lever rearward.
IMPORTANT: Making a "pivot turn" on grass
will greatly increase the potential for
defacement of the turf.
STOPPING THE TRACTOR
• Move both drive control levers to the neutral
position to stop the motion of the tractor.
Executing a Zero Turn
WARNING: When executing a zero turn,
the tractor MUST BE STOPPED.
Executing a zero turn while the tractor is
moving can significantly reduce your
control of the tractor and will cause
severe turf defacement to occur.
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Stop the forward or reverse motion of the tractor
by moving the two drive control levers to neutral.
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To turn clockwise, slowly move the left control
lever forward while simultaneously moving the
right control lever rearward. See Figure 16.
CLOCKWISE ZERO TURN
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Push the PTO switch
disengaged position.
downward
to
the
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Use the deck lift handle to raise the deck to its
highest position.
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If dismounting the tractor, move the drive control
handles fully outward in the neutral position,
engage the parking brake, move the throttle
control lever to the slow position, turn the ignition
switch to “OFF’” and remove the key from the
switch.
DRIVING ON SLOPES
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 30 to help
determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
WARNING: Do not operate on inclines
with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a
rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10
feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
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Always drive across slopes, never up and down.
Control the speed and direction of the tractor
using primarily the control lever on the downhill
side of the tractor, with the uphill control lever
remaining essentially in a fixed position.
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Avoid turning downhill if possible. Start at the
bottom of a slope and work upward. Always slow
down before turning.
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Use extra care and go slowly when turning
downhill.
Figure 16
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To turn counterclockwise, slowly move the right
control lever forward while simultaneously moving
the left control lever rearward. See Figure 17.
OPERATING THE PTO
COUNTERCLOCKWISE ZERO TURN
Operate the PTO clutch as follows:
Figure 17
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Move the throttle control lever to approximately
the mid throttle position.
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Pull the PTO switch upward to the “ENGAGED”
position.
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Advance the throttle lever to the operating speed
(full engine speed).
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The operator must remain in the tractor seat at all
times. If the operator should leave the seat
without turning off the power take-off switch, the
tractor’s engine will shut off.
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The PTO clutch cannot be operated when the
tractor is driving in the reverse direction. The
PTO will disengage when both drive control
levers are moved to the reverse position, and will
re-engage when one (or both) control lever(s) is
moved to the neutral or forward position.
USING THE MOWER DECK
WARNING: Make certain the area to be
mowed is free of debris, sticks, stones,
wire or other objects that can be thrown
by the rotating blades.
Mow across slopes, not up and down. If mowing
a slope, start at bottom and work upward to
ensure turns are made uphill.
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On the first pass pick a point on the opposite side
of the area to be mowed.
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Engage the PTO clutch using the PTO switch and
move the throttle control to the fast position.
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Lower the mower deck to the desired height
setting using the lift handle.
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Slowly and evenly push the RH and LH drive
control levers forward to move the tractor
forward, and keep the tractor headed directly
toward the alignment point.
NOTE: The speed of the tractor will affect the
quality of the mower cut. Mowing at full speed will
adversely affect the cut quality. Control the
ground speed with the control levers.
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Align the mower with an edge of the mowed strip
and overlap approximately 3 inches.
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Direct the tractor on each subsequent strip to
align with a previously cut strip.
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To prevent rutting or grooving of the turf, if
possible, change the direction that the strips are
mowed by approximately 45° for the next and
each subsequent mowing.
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Engage the parking brake,
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Shut engine off and remove the key.
CHECKING THE SAFETY INTERLOCK CIRCUITS
Periodically check the safety interlock circuits to
ensure they are working properly. If a safety circuit is
not working as designed, contact you Cub Cadet
dealer to have the tractor inspected. DO NOT operate
the tractor if any safety circuit is not functioning
properly. To check the safety circuits, proceed as
follows:
When approaching the other end of the strip,
slow down or stop before turning. A U-turn is
recommended unless a pivot or zero turn is
required.
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Place the shift lever in neutral,
Doing so will minimize the possibility of having your
lawn ‘‘browned’’ by hot exhaust from your tractor’s
running engine.
IMPORTANT: Do not engage the mower deck when
lowered in grass. Premature wear and possible failure
of the ‘V” belt and PTO clutch will result. Fully raise
the deck or move to a non grassy area before
engaging the mower deck.
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WARNING: Be careful when crossing
gravel paths or driveways. Disengage
the PTO and raise the deck to the
highest position before crossing.
IMPORTANT: When stopping the tractor for any
reason while on a grass surface, always:
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Sitting in the tractor seat with both drive control
levers opened fully outward, disengage the
parking brake and momentarily turn the ignition
switch to the start position. The engine should not
crank.
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Engage the parking brake and pull the PTO
switch upward to the engaged position.
Momentarily turn the ignition switch to the start
position; the engine should not crank.
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Push the PTO switch downward to the disengaged position and engage the parking brake.
Start the engine and move one of the drive control levers from the fully outward neutral position.
The engine should stop running. Repeat the procedure with the opposite control lever.
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Move both control levers fully outward in the neutral position and disengage the parking brake;
then lift upward from the operator’s seat. The
engine should stop.
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With both control levers fully outward in the neutral position and the parking brake engaged,
engage the PTO. Lift upward from the operator’s
seat; the engine should stop.
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Start the tractor, disengage the parking brake,
and move the control levers inward to the neutral
operating position. Engage the PTO and move
both control lever slowly into the slow reverse
position; the PTO should disengage and the
mower deck should stop until one or both of the
control levers is moved to the neutral or forward
position.
SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS
ADJUSTING THE OPERATORS SEAT
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Remove the two hex insert lock nuts from the hex
cap screws securing the control lever to the
control pivot bracket. Refer to Figure 19.
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While holding the hex cap screws in the control
lever mounting bracket, remove the control lever
w/screws from the pivot bracket and reposition by
inserting the screws into the other pair of holes.
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Secure the control lever with the two hex insert
lock nuts. NOTE: If also adjusting the forward/
rearward position of the control levers, do not
fully tighten the hex insert lock nuts now, but
proceed to the next step.
The seat may be adjusted fore and aft for the comfort
of the operator. To adjust the seat proceed as follows:
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Pivot the seat partially forward and hold in a
position that allows you to access the adjustment
knobs on the bottom of the seat.
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Loosen the two adjustment knobs and slide the
seat forward or backward in the adjustment slots
to the desired position, then retighten the knobs.
See Figure 18.
Adjustment
Knobs
Hex Insert
Lock Nut
Pivot Bracket
Control Lever
Flat Washer
Seat
Hex Cap Screw
Slot
Hgt. Adjust Holes
Adjustment
Slots
Figure 19
Figure 18
To adjust the drive control levers forward or rearward,
proceed as follows:
ADJUSTING RH & LH DRIVE CONTROL LEVERS
The RH and LH drive control levers can be adjusted
up or down and fore-and-aft for the comfort of the
operator. The levers can be placed in either of two
height positions, or can be moved forward or
rearward within the range of the upper slots on each
control lever mounting bracket.
To adjust the drive control lever height, proceed as
follows:
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Loosen, but do not remove, the two hex insert
lock nuts and hex cap screws securing the
control lever to the control pivot bracket. Refer to
Figure 19.
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Rotate the control lever either forward or
rearward to the desired position.
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Tight the two hex insert lock nuts and hex cap
screws to secure in the control lever.
SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE
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ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Engine maintenance procedures and schedules can
be found in the engine manual found at the back of
this manual. Follow these schedules for performing
engine maintenance.
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Using the Engine Oil Drain Valve
• Locate the oil drain valve on the left side of the
engine.
• Pop open the protective cap on the end of the oil
drain valve to expose the oil drain port. See
Figure 20.
• Push the oil drain hose (packed with this manual)
onto the oil drain port. Route the opposite end of
the hose into an appropriate oil collection
container with a capacity great enough to collect
the used oil (64 oz.; 1.9 liters).
If needed, use a quality 20W50 motor oil and add
only enough oil to bring the level within 1/4" of the
bottom of the reservoir.
Reinstall the cap and fully tighten.
Pivot seat
forward
Reservoir
Caps
Protective
Cap
Figure 21
All service work on the hydrostatic transmissions
should be performed by your Cub Cadet dealer.
Oil Drain
Hose
Turn and
Pull Out
GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
Oil Drain
Valve
WARNING:
Figure 20
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Push the oil drain valve in slightly, then rotate
counterclockwise and pull outward to begin
draining oil. See Figure 20.
HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION MAINTENANCE
The zero turn tractor is equipped with dual integrated
hydrostatic pumps, motors, and transaxles that are
sealed and do not require regular maintenance.
Under normal operating conditions, the oil level in the
expansion reservoirs does not need to be checked
and no additional oil is needed.
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Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
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Should battery acid accidentally splatter into the
eyes or onto the skin, rinse the affected area
immediately with clean cold water. If there is any
further discomfort, seek prompt medical attention.
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If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it with clean
water, then neutralize with a solution of ammonia/
water or baking soda/water.
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NEVER connect (or disconnect) battery charger
clips to the battery while the charger is turned on,
as it can cause sparks.
Keep all sources of ignition (cigarettes, matches,
lighters) away from the battery. The hydrogen
gas generated during charging can be
combustible.
As a further precaution, only charge the battery in
a well ventilated area.
Always shield eyes and protect skin and clothing
when working near batteries.
If checking the reservoir oil level, proceed as follows:
IMPORTANT: Check the oil level ONLY before
starting the tractor when the transmission oil is
fully cooled.
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Pivot the operator’s seat forward
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Clean the reservoir caps and the area around the
caps to prevent debris from contaminating the
transmission oil. Refer to Figure 21.
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Turn reservoir cap counterclockwise to remove
and check the oil level in the reservoir. Oil should
be visible at the bottom of the cup, but the oil
level must NOT be above 1/4" from the bottom of
the cup. DO NOT FILL THE RESERVOIR.
WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric
acid and may emit explosive gases. Use
extreme caution when handling batteries. Keep batteries out of the reach of
children.
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a thin coat of grease or petroleum jelly, to protect
against corrosion.
BATTERY REMOVAL
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds. Wash hands after
handling.
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Always keep the battery cables and terminals
clean and free of corrosion.
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Avoid tipping. Even a sealed battery will leak
electrolyte when tipped.
The battery is located on the right/rear of the tractor
beneath the seat box frame.
BATTERY STORAGE
To remove the battery:
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Grasp the bottom of the battery holddown strap
and pull downward and rearward to release it
from the tab in the frame.
Remove the hex cap screw and sems nut securing the black negative battery lead to the negative
battery post (marked NEG). Move the cable away
from the negative battery post.
Remove the hex cap screw and sems nut securing the red positive battery lead to the positive
battery post (marked POS).
Carefully lift the battery out of the tractor.
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When storing the tractor for extended periods,
disconnect the negative battery cable. It is not
necessary to remove the battery.
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All batteries discharge during storage. Keep the
exterior of the battery clean, especially the top. A
dirty battery will discharge more rapidly.
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The battery must be stored with a full charge. A
discharged battery can freeze sooner than a
charged battery. A fully charged battery will store
longer in cold temperatures than hot.
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Recharge the battery before returning to service.
Although the tractor may start, the engine charging
system may not fully recharge the battery.
Install the battery by repeating the above steps in the
reverse order.
SERVICING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
WARNING: Always connect the positive
lead to the battery before connecting the
negative lead. This will prevent sparking
or possible injury from an electrical short
caused by contacting the tractor body
with tools being used to connect the
cables.
A fuse is installed to protect the tractor’s electrical
system from damage caused by excessive amperage. Always use the same capacity fuse for
replacement. If the electrical system does not function, check for a blown fuse. See Figure 22
If you have a recurring problem with blown fuses,
have the tractor’s electrical system checked by your
Cub Cadet dealer.
CHARGING THE BATTERY
Test and, if necessary, recharge the battery after the
tractor has been stored for a period of time.
• A voltmeter or load tester should read 12.6 volts
(DC) or higher across the battery terminals.
•
GOOD
Charge the battery with a 12-volt battery charger
at a MAXIMUM rate of 10 amps.
Voltmeter
Reading
12.7
12.4
12.2
12.0
State of
Charge
100%
75%
50%
25%
There are several safety switches in the electrical
system. If a function of the safety interlock system
described earlier is not functioning properly, have the
electrical system checked by your Cub Cadet dealer.
Charging
Time
Full Charge
90 Min.
180 Min.
280 Min.
LUBRICATION
•
Using a pressure lubricating gun, lubricate the
front castor axles with Cub Cadet 251H EP
grease after every 10 hours of service.
•
From underneath the left rear of the tractor,
locate the tractor drive belt idler pulley and idler
bracket. Using a pressure lubricating gun,
lubricate the idler bracket with Cub Cadet 251H
EP grease after every 10 hours of service.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
The battery is filled with battery acid and then sealed
at the factory. However, even a “maintenance free”
battery requires some maintenance to ensure its
proper life cycle.
•
BAD
Figure 22
Spray the terminals and exposed wire with a
battery terminal sealer, or coat the terminals with
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•
Refer to the "MOWER DECK" section later in this
manual for deck lubrication procedures.
•
Periodically lubricate all other pivot points with a
quality lubricating oil.
•
IMPORTANT: The tractor will not drive with the
bypass rods in the engage position.
TIRE MAINTENANCE
Check the tire air pressure after every 50 hours of
operation or weekly. Keep the tires inflated to the
recommended pressures. Improper inflation will
shorten the service life of a tire. See the tire side wall
for proper inflation pressures. Observe the following
guidelines:
•
Do not inflate a tire above the maximum pressure
shown on the sidewall of the tire.
•
Do not reinflate a tire that has been run flat or
seriously under inflated. Have a qualified tire
mechanic inspect and service the tire.
TRACTOR CREEPING
Creeping is the slight forward or backward movement
of the tractor when the engine is running at high idle
and the drive control levers are opened out in the
neutral position.
If after operating the tractor for some time, it begins to
creep while in the neutral position, adjust the
transmission control rods as follows.
• Place the front of the tractor against an
immovable object (e.g. wall, post, etc.).
• Jack up the rear of the tractor so that both rear
wheels are approximately an inch off the ground.
• With the engine running at high idle and the drive
control levers opened out in the neutral position,
and the parking brake disengaged, check the rear
wheels for rotation.
• If only one wheel is rotating, locate the transmission control rod beneath the frame at the front of
the rear tire. If both wheels rotate, locate both
control rods. See Figure 24.
USING THE TRANSMISSION BYPASS RODS
If for any reason the tractor will not drive or you wish
to move the tractor, the two hydrostatic transmissions are equipped with bypass rod that will allow you
to manually move the tractor short distances.
WARNING: Do not tow the tractor, even
with the bypass rod engaged. Serious
transmission damage will result from
doing so.
•
From just in front of the two rear tires, locate the
transmission bypass rods. See Figure 23.
•
Pull one rod toward the front of the tractor until
the flange on the rod is forward of the keyhole
slot in the frame assembly.
•
Lower the bypass rod into the keyhole slot and
release so the rod flange is against the front of
the frame bracket.
•
Repeat the above procedure to engage the other
bypass rod.
RH Transmission
Bypass Rod
After moving the tractor, disengage both bypass
rods. Lift the rod and guide the flange of the rod
back through the larger circular opening of the
keyhole, then release the rod.
Internal
Cotter Pin
RH Transmission
Control Rod
Ferrule
Transmission
Control Arm
Figure 24
Pull out
Bypass Rod
Then Lower
In Slot
•
•
Keyhole
Slot
Figure 23
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Remove the internal cotter pin securing the
ferrule to the transmission control arm and
withdraw the ferrule. Wheel rotation should stop.
If it does not, contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
If the rotation stops, adjust the ferrule up or down
the control rod as necessary to align with the hole
in the transmission control arm. Re-insert the
ferrule into the hole in the control arm and secure
with the internal cotter pin.
•
If necessary, repeat the previous two steps to
adjust the other transmission control rod.
•
Lower the tractor and remove the jack.
TRACTOR HIGH SPEED TRACKING
TRANSMISSION DRIVE BELT
If the tractor tracks to one side with both drive control
levers fully forward, adjust the control levers as
follows:
If the transmission drive belt becomes worn and
causes the drive transmissions to slip, the drive belt
must be replaced. To replace the drive belt, proceed
as follows:
•
•
Check for proper and balanced air pressure in
both front and rear tires. Refill tires if necessary.
Perform the first three steps in the previous subsection, Tractor Creeping, to verify that the tractor
is not creeping. If creeping, adjust following the
instructions in that sub-section.
•
Recheck the tracking after making any adjustments to the transmission control rods.
•
If uneven tracking persists, note which direction
the tractor is tracking.
- If the tractor tracks to the right, adjust the
control lever stop bolt on the left side.
- If the tractor tracks to the left, adjust the control
lever stop bolt on the right side.
•
•
Remove the deck drive belt from the PTO clutch
on the bottom of the engine following the instructions in Deck Removal, SECTION 5: MOWER
DECK.
•
From beneath the rear of the tractor, insert a 3/8
inch drive ratchet into the square hole of the drive
idler bracket. See Figure 26.
Transmission
Drive Pulley
Idler
Pulley
Locate the applicable stop bolt on the left or right
console. See Figure 25.
Square
Hole
Idler
Bracket
Console
Jam Nut
Engine
Idler Brkt. Pulley
Spring
•
•
Figure 25
•
PTO
Pulley
Figure 26
Stop Bolt
•
Drive
Belt
•
Loosen the jam nut on the stop bolt, then turn the
stop bolt counterclockwise to make it longer.
Recheck the tracking and fine tune the adjustment as necessary.
NOTE: If the stop bolt is adjusted too far, the
tracking problem will change sides. Make fine
tuning adjustments by shortening the same bolt.
•
•
Tighten the jam nut against the console and reposition the control lever if necessary.
•
•
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Using the ratchet for leverage, pivot the idler
bracket and idler pulley away from the backside
of the ‘V" belt; then lift the belt off and above the
engine pulley and off the idler pulley.
With the belt loose, lift the belt off, up and over
the two transmission drive pulleys. Remove the
belt from the engine and idler pulleys.
Loop the new belt and slide over and onto the
two transmission pulleys.
Route the belt above the idler bracket back to the
engine drive pulley. Lift the belt over the PTO pulley and above the engine drive pulley.
Using the ratchet for leverage, pivot the idler
bracket and idler pulley against the spring tension; then slip the belt down into the engine drive
pulley and onto the idler pulley.
Release the idler bracket so that the idler pulley
tightens against the back side of the belt and tensions the drive belt.
Reinstall the deck drive belt.
• Fill the fuel tank with treated fuel and run the
engine for 2-3 minutes to get stabilized fuel into
the carburetor.
TRACTOR STORAGE
If your tractor is not going to be operated for an
extended period of time (thirty days to approximately
six months), the tractor should be prepared for storage. Store the tractor in a dry and protected location.
If stored outside, cover the tractor (including the tires)
to protect it from the elements. The procedures outlined below should be performed whenever the tractor
is placed in storage.
Emptying the fuel system:
• Prior to putting the tractor in storage, monitor
fuel consumption with the goal of running the
fuel tank empty.
• Run the engine until it begins to stall. Use the
choke to keep the engine running until all fuel in
the carburetor has been exhausted.
1. Change the engine oil and filter following the
instructions provided in the engine information at
the back of this manual.
3. Clean the
thoroughly.
WARNING: Never store the tractor with
fuel in the tank indoors or in poorly ventilated enclosures, where fuel fumes may
reach an open flame, spark or pilot light
as on a furnace, water heater, clothes
dryer, etc.
engine
and
the
entire
tractor
4. Fully charge the battery, then disconnect the negative cable at the battery to prevent possible
discharge. Recharge the battery periodically
when in storage.
NOTE: Remove the battery if exposed to prolonged
periods of sub-freezing temperatures. Store in a cool,
dry location where temperatures are above freezing.
WARNING: Fuel left in the fuel tank deteriorates and will cause serious starting
problems.
5. Lubricate all lubrication points.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
2. If storing the tractor for 30 days or more:
To prevent gum deposits from forming inside the
engine’s carburetor and causing possible malfunction of the engine, the fuel system must be either
completely emptied, or the gasoline must be
treated with a stabilizer to prevent deterioration.
REMOVING THE TRACTOR FROM STORAGE
Using a fuel stabilizer:
• Read the product manufacturer’s instructions
and recommendations.
• Add to clean, fresh gasoline the correct amount
of stabilizer for the capacity (approximately 3
gallons) of the fuel system.
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•
Check the engine oil.
•
Fully charge the battery and inflate the tires to the
recommended pressure.
•
Start the engine and allow to idle for a few
minutes to ensure engine is operating properly.
•
Drive the tractor without a load to make certain all
the tractor systems are functioning properly.
SECTION 5: MOWER DECK
This section contains removal, installation, adjustment, and maintenance information for the 50-inch
mower deck. Instructions for installation and removal
of the optional mulching plug are located at the end of
this section.
Deck Lift Arm
Rear Deck
Hanger Bracket
DECK REMOVAL
Remove the mower deck from the tractor as follows:
•
Move the tractor to a level surface, disengage the
PTO, stop the engine, and set the parking brake.
•
Move the deck gauge wheels to their highest
setting (lowest deck setting).
•
Lower the deck to the ground using the deck lift
handle.
•
From beneath the middle of the tractor, insert a
1/2 inch ratchet into the square hole of the deck
idler bracket. Refer to Figure 27.
•
Deck
Support
Pin
Rear Hanger
Bracket Slot
Figure 28
Using the ratchet for leverage, pivot the idler
bracket and movable idler pulley away from the
backside of the ‘V" belt; then lift the belt off of
both the movable and fixed idler pulleys. See
Figure 27.
‘V’ Belt
Movable Idler
Pulley
•
Slide the deck forward so that the deck front
hanger rod can be lifted out of the two slots of the
front deck bracket. After lifting the front hanger
rod out of the slots, slide the deck rearward so
that the rod can no longer engage the slots.
•
Using care to prevent the front hanger rod from
falling back into the deck slots, gently slide the
cutting deck (from the right side) out from
underneath the tractor.
DECK INSTALLATION
To install the mower deck, proceed as follows:
Fixed Idler
Pulley
•
While holding up the deck front hanger rod,
carefully slide the deck underneath the right side
of the tractor.
•
While still holding the front hanger rod, slide the
deck forward until the front hanger rod can be
lowered into the slots at the front of the deck.
Square
Hole
•
Lower the front hanger rod into the slots of the
front deck bracket, then slide the deck rearward.
Idler Bracket
•
Maneuver the deck so that the slots in the two
rear deck hanger brackets approximately align
with the deck lift arms of the tractor. Refer to
Figure 28.
•
Use the tractor deck lift handle to lower the deck
lift arms into the slots of the rear deck hanger
brackets.
•
Pull the deck support pins outward and maneuver
the deck as necessary to align the holes in the
deck lift arm with the pins. Refer to Figure 28.
•
When aligned, push each pin fully inward through
the lift arms to secure the arms in the rear hanger
bracket slots.
•
Route the ‘V’ belt rearward beneath the tractor
frame and install the belt in the pulley of the PTO
clutch.
Figure 27
•
From beneath the rear of the tractor, slide the belt
off of the PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
•
Locate the LH and RH deck support pins on each
side of the deck. Pull the deck support pins
outward and lock in the disengaged position to
release the deck from the tractor’s LH and RH
deck lift arms. Refer to Figure 28.
•
Raise the deck lift arms out of the rear hanger
bracket slots by raising the deck lift handle on the
tractor to its highest position.
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•
Route the backside of the belt around the fixed
idler pulley of the deck. Refer to Figure 27.
•
Insert a 1/2 inch ratchet into the square hole of
the deck idler bracket. Refer to Figure 27.
•
Using the ratchet for leverage, pivot the idler
bracket rearward against the spring tension and
slide the backside of the belt onto the movable
idler pulley. Refer to Figure 27.
•
Retighten the hex cap screw on the left deck
hanger bracket when proper adjustment is
achieved.
Front to Back Leveling.
The front of the deck should be approximately 1/8 to
1/4 inch lower than the rear of the deck. Adjust if necessary as follows:
•
LEVELING THE MOWER DECK
When leveled correctly the mower deck should be
level side to side, and should be approximately a 1/8
to 1/4 inch lower in the front of the deck.
With the deck raised off of the ground, rotate the
blades so that they are parallel to the frame of the
tractor.
•
Side to Side Leveling
If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly, a
side to side adjustment can be performed. Adjust if
necessary as follows:
If the side to side leveling was done correctly,
measuring just the right blade should be
acceptable to attain the correct back to front pitch
of the deck.
•
Measure the distance from the front tip of the
blade to the ground and the distance from the
rear tip to the ground. The front distance should
be 1/8 to 1/4 inch less than the rear. If it is not,
proceed to the next step.
•
From the front of the tractor, on the rearward side
of the front hanger rod bracket, locate the two
hex jam nuts on the deck front hanger rod. See
Figure 30.
•
•
With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface,
place the deck lift handle in the top notch (highest
position) and rotate both blades so that they are
perpendicular to the tractor frame.
Measure the distance from the outside left blade
tip to the ground and the distance from the
outside right blade tip to the ground. The
measurements should be equal. If they’re not,
proceed to the next step.
•
Comparing the two measurements, determine
whether the left side of the deck must be raised
or lowered.
•
Loosen, but do not remove, the hex cap screw on
the left deck hanger bracket. Refer to Figure 29.
•
Level the deck by using a wrench to turn the
adjustment gear (found immediately behind the
hex cap screw just loosened) clockwise to raise
the left side of the deck, or counterclockwise to
lower the left side of the deck. See Figure 29.
Hex Flange Nut
Front Hanger
Rod Bracket
Front
Hanger
Rod
Hex Jam Nut
Figure 30
Lower LT.
Side of Deck
Loosen the two hex jam nuts and turn them away
from the backside of the front hanger rod bracket.
•
If the front of the deck was too low, turn the hex
flange nuts on the ends of the front hanger rod
clockwise to raise the front of the deck. See
Figure 30.
•
If the front of the deck was too high, turn the hex
flange nuts counterclockwise to lower the front of
the deck.
Raise LT.
Side of Deck
Hex Cap
Screw
Adjustment
Gear
IMPORTANT: The deck front hanger rod should
be at the front of the slots of the front deck
bracket. If one side of the rod is not at the front of
Figure 29
•
•
The deck is properly leveled when both blade tip
measurements taken earlier are equal.
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DECK MAINTENANCE
its slot, turn the hex flange nut on the that side
until rod just touches the front of the slot. Then
re-measure and re-adjust the front hanger rod as
necessary.
•
Using the Deck Wash System
WARNING: When using the deck wash
system, never engage the deck from any
position other than the operator’s seat of
the tractor. Do not use an assistant or
engage deck in the presence of any
bystanders.
When the correct pitch of the deck is acquired,
tighten the hex jam nuts against the front hanger
rod bracket.
ADJUSTING THE GAUGE WHEELS
The cutting height of the mower deck can be set in
any of six height settings using the deck lift handle of
the tractor. The deck heights range from 1-1/2 inches
to 4 inches. The deck gauge wheel position should be
approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the ground when
the deck is set in the desired height setting.
WARNING: Keep hands and feet away
from the discharge opening of the
cutting deck.
•
Attach the nozzle adapter to a standard garden
hose connected to a water supply.
•
Move the tractor to an area within reach of the
hose where the dispersal of wet grass clippings is
not objectionable to you. Disengage the PTO,
engage the parking brake, and stop the engine.
•
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter and
push the adapter onto one of the deck wash
nozzles at either end of the mower deck. Release
the lock collar to lock the adapter on the nozzle.
See Figure 32.
NOTE: The deck gauge wheels are an anti-scalp
feature of the deck and are not designed to support the
weight of the cutting deck.
Nozzle
Adapter
Using the lift handle, set the deck in the desired
height setting, then check the gauge wheel and if
necessary adjust as follows.
•
•
Pull Lock
Collar Back
Adapter
Lock Collar
With the deck set at the desired height, visually
check the distance between the gauge wheels
and the ground. If the gauge wheels are near or
touching the ground, they should be raised. If the
gauge wheels are more than 1/2" above the
ground, they should be lowered.
Deck Wash
Nozzle
Figure 32
Remove the lock nut securing one of the gauge
wheel shoulder screws to the deck. Remove the
gauge wheel and shoulder screw. See Figure 31.
•
Turn on the water supply.
•
Insert the shoulder screw in the one of four index
holes that will give the gauge wheel a 1/4 to 1/2
inch clearance with the ground.
•
From the tractor operator’s seat, start the engine
and engage the PTO. Allow to run as needed.
Disengage the PTO and stop the engine.
•
Note the index hole of the just adjusted wheel,
and adjust the other gauge wheels into the
respective index holes on the other gauge wheel
brackets on the deck.
•
Turn off the water supply.
•
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter to
disconnect the adapter from the nozzle.
•
Repeat the previous steps to clean the deck
using the nozzle at the other end of the deck.
Shoulder
Screw
Rear Gauge
Wheel
Shoulder
Screw
Cleaning the Spindle Pulleys
Front Gauge
Wheel
Gauge
Wheel
Bracket
Once a month remove the belt covers to remove any
accumulation of grass clippings from around the
spindle pulleys and V-belt. Clean more often when
mowing tall, dry grass.
Adjustment
Index
Holes
Lock
Gauge Lock
Nut
Wheel Nut
Bracket
Figure 31
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Mower Blade Care
WARNING: Before performing any maintenance, place the PTO switch in the
“OFF” position, engage the parking
brake lever, turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position and remove the key from
the switch. When servicing the mower
deck, be careful not to cut yourself on
the sharpened blades.
•
Tighten the blade nuts to 70-90 ft. lbs.
•
Reinstall the deck (refer to Deck Installation on
page 25).
Hex Nut
The cutting blades must be kept sharp at all times.
Sharpen the cutting edges of the blades evenly so
that the blades remain balanced and the same angle
of sharpness is maintained. If the cutting edge of a
blade has been sharpened to within 5/8 inch of the
wind wing radius, it is recommended that new blades
be installed. See Figure 33.
Wind
Wing
15/16" Wrench
Figure 34
5/8" From
Radius
DECK LUBRICATION
•
After every 10 hours of operation and/or before
putting the deck into winter storage, lubricate
the spindle assemblies with 251H EP grease or
an equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium
grease. The lube fittings are located in the
spindle housing and can be accessed from
underneath the deck.
•
After every 10 hours of operation and/or before
putting the deck into winter storage, lubricate
the deck idler bracket with 251H EP grease or
an equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium
grease. The lube fitting is located in the top of
the shoulder bolt securing the idler bracket.
•
After every 25 hours of operation and/or before
putting the deck into winter storage, lubricate
the deck gauge wheels with 251H EP grease or
an equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium
grease.
Figure 33
The blades may be removed as follows.
•
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer
to Deck Removal on page 25) then gently flip the
deck over to expose its underside.
•
Use a 15/16 inch wrench to hold the hex nut on
top of the spindle assembly when loosening the
hex nut securing the blade. A block of wood may
be placed between the deck housing and the
cutting edge of the blade to assist in removal of
the hex nut securing the blade. Refer to Figure
34.
•
Wood Block
In Position
When reinstalling the blades, be sure they are
installed so that the wind wings are pointing
upward toward the top of the deck.
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REPLACING THE DECK DRIVE BELT
•
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer
to Deck Removal on page 25).
•
Remove the hex tapping screws securing the belt
covers to the deck and remove the belt from the
spindle pulleys. Refer to Figure 35.
•
Install the new belt around the spindle pulleys as
shown in Figure 35 and reinstall the belt covers.
•
Route the belt rearward between the two idler
pulleys and reinstall the deck following the
instructions in Deck Installation on page 25.
‘V’ Belt
Belt Cover
Belt Cover
Idler Pulley
Idler Pulley
Figure 35
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30
NE,
R
WARNING
15°
N DO
TTE
D LI
EPR
ES
ENT
ING
A 15
° SL
OPE
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet).
A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it is
extremely difficult to maintain your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
Operate RZT zero turn tractors across the face of slopes rather than up and down. Begin with the first pass
across the bottom of the slope and turn uphill at the end of each pass whenever possible.
FOL
DO
OR A FENCE POST
A CORNER OF A BUILDING
A POWER POLE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE SAFELY.
SLOPE GAUGE
(Keep this sheet in a safe place for future reference.)
ENGINE MANUAL
The Briggs & Stratton model 40757-0317-E1 engine is used on this RZT model tractor. The following section is a
reproduction of the Briggs & Stratton engine manual that applies to the engine.
Read this manual in its entirety. Observe all warnings and follow all operation and maintenance instructions provided in the manual.
NOTE: Although the engine manual provides B&S service contact information, always first contact your Cub
Cadet dealer if you experience engine problems or have questions regarding the engine.
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:
RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY
COMMERCIAL USE VOIDS WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet
LLC with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in
the United States, its possessions and territories.
“Cub Cadet” warrants this product against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing
on the date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or
replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in
materials or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only
apply if this product has been operated and maintained in
accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the
product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse,
commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage because of
other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment not
approved by Cub Cadet for use with the product(s) covered
by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting
damage.
Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to
separate terms as follows: All normal wear parts or
component failures will be covered on the product for a period
of 30 days regardless of cause. After 30 days, but within the
two year period, normal wear part failures will be covered
ONLY IF caused by defects in materials or workmanship of
OTHER component parts. Normal wear parts and
components include, but are not limited to: batteries, belts,
blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats,
snow thrower skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber,
and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized
service dealer. To locate the dealer in your area, check your
Yellow Pages, or contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-877-282-8684, or log
on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the
following cases:
a.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a
separate one year warranty.
b.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters,
blade sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch
adjustments, deck adjustments, and normal
deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or
exposure.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products
sold or exported outside of the United States, its
possesions and territories, except those sold through
Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export
distribution.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet
parts.
Service completed by someone other than an
authorized service dealer.
Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product,
shall bind Cub Cadet. During the period of the warranty,
the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the
product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Cub
Cadet shall not be liable for incidental or consequential
loss or damage including, without limitation, expenses
incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services
or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted
product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or
limitations may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of safety features of the product shall void this warranty.
You assume the risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to
you and your property and/or to others and their property
arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased
as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This
limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of
Purchase to obtain warranty coverage.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684