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COUNTRY CLIPPER
Congratulations for buying a Country Clipper product. Your Country Clipper Zero
Turning Radius Riding Mower was designed and built to provide long and trouble free
service. Keep in mind that it, like any other mechanical device, can be potentially
dangerous if used improperly, and hazard control and accident prevention are
dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper training of personnel
involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the equipment. Study
this manual and pay special attention to the important Safety Precautions on pages 4-6.
Following these instructions will help you continue to enjoy the trouble-free performance
expected of the Country Clipper product.
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I. OWNER INFORMATION
Warranty Information ----------------------------------------------------------- 2
II. SAFETY
Accident Patterns ----------------------------------------------------------------- 4
Safety Instructions and Recommendation -------------------------------- 4
Safety Interlock Systems ------------------------------------------------------- 6
Operation --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 - 8
III. START UP AND OPERATION
Checklist Before Operation ---------------------------------------------------- 6
Joystick Steering Operation---------------------------------------------------- 7
Twinstick Steering Operation-------------------------------------------------- 7-8
Mowing Recommendations ---------------------------------------------------- 9
IV. SPECIFICATIONS -------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
V. MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Schedule --------------------------------------------------------- 10
Maintenance Instructions ------------------------------------------------------ 11 - 15
Raising and Lowering Deck for Servicing --------------------------------- 16
Leveling the Deck ---------------------------------------------------------------- 17
Deck Flip/Tire Jack Assembly and Operation------------------------------17A
Trouble Shooting Checklist ---------------------------------------------------- 18 - 19
Wiring Schematic for Joystick Model --------------------------------------- 20
Wiring schematic for Twinstick Model---------------------------------------21
Wiring schematic for Fuel Injected Joystick Model----------------------22
Wiring schematic for Fuel Injected Twinstick Model--------------------23
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SAFETY
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND
RECOMMENDATIONS
ACCIDENT PATTERNS TO AVOID
I.
II.
III.
CONTACT WITH THE ROTATING
BLADE -- This accident usually
happens when the operator is clearing
the discharge chute of grass, (especially
when the grass is wet), or when the
operator adjusts the machine without
turning it off and waiting for the blades
to completely stop.
PROPELLED OBJECTS -- Sticks,
rocks, wires, and other objects can be
propelled out through the discharge
chute or from under the mower housing.
Bystanders are particularly vulnerable.
GRASS CATCHER OR GUARD -- The
mower shall not be operated without
either the entire grass catcher or guard
in place.
IV.
OVERTURNING -- This happens when
riding mowers are used on steep
slopes, embankments or hills. The
operator in these cases can come in
contact with the blades or sustain
injuries during a fall.
V.
MOWER RUNNING OVER THE VICTIM
-- This usually happens when a riding
mower is driven in reverse. The
accident victims are most often young
children whom, unseen by the operator
of the mower, were in the area being
mowed.
1.
PEOPLE WHO OPERATE, SERVICE,
OR ARE OTHERWISE ASSOCIATED
with the Country Clipper Zero Turning
Radius Mower should be trained in its
proper use and warned of its dangers.
Before operating, adjusting, or servicing
the Country Clipper Zero Turning
Radius Mower they should read and
understand this entire manual and the
engine owner’s manual.
2.
AVOID CONTACT WITH MOVING
PARTS. Keep hands and feet from
under mowing deck and away from
blades at all times. Turn engine (motor)
off if you must unclog the chute.
3.
AVOID HILLS AND SLOPES. Use
extreme caution when mowing up or
down slopes. NEVER mow across the
face of a slope. If a slope must be
ascended, back up the slope; drive
forward when descending. Reduce
speed and use caution to start, stop and
maneuver. To prevent loss of control on
a slope avoid sharp turns, sudden
changes in direction, and sudden stops
and starts.
DISENGAGE POWER TO MOWER
BEFORE BACKING UP. Do not mow
in reverse unless ABSOLUTELY
necessary and then only after turning
around and observing the entire area
behind the mower. Go slowly. Most
“running over victim” accidents occur in
reverse.
4.
5.
AT COUNTRY CLIPPER, WE SHARE YOUR
DESIRE TO PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR
FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR
NEIGHBORS FROM ACCIDENTAL INJURY.
OBSERVING AND ENFORCING THE
FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILL HELP TO
INSURE THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE.
6.
BEGINNING OPERATORS SHOULD
LEARN HOW TO STEER the Country
Clipper Zero Turning Radius Mower
before attempting to mow. Start with
slow engine speed and drive without the
blades engaged in an open area until
comfortable with the machine.
KNOW HOW TO STOP QUICKLY.
KNOW THE LOCATION AND OPERATION OF
EVERY CONTROL,ESPECIALLY HOW TO BRAKE
AND HOW TO DISENGAGE THE MOWER BLADES.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
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7.
DO NOT MOVE CONTROL LEVER(S)
from forward position to reverse position
rapidly. The speed and/or direction of
travel is affected instantly by movement
of the Control Lever(s).
8.
DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO
OPERATE MOWER. Do not allow
others who have not had instruction to
operate mower.
9.
ALWAYS TURN ENGINE OFF AND
REMOVE KEY before leaving the
mower to prevent children and
inexperienced operators from starting
the engine. Never leave the mower
unattended with engine running. Always
wait for all moving parts and all sounds
to stop before leaving operator’s seat.
10.
WEAR STURDY, ROUGH-SOLED
WORK SHOES AND CLOSE-FITTING
SLACKS AND SHIRTS. Never operate
mower in bare feet, sandals or
sneakers.
11.
NEVER CARRY PASSENGERS.
12.
KNOW THE AREA YOU ARE TO
MOW. Watch for hidden danger such
as rocks, roots, sticks, holes, bumps,
and drop-offs, etc. Before mowing, pick
up all debris in area to be mowed.
Sharp and hard objects can be
propelled at a high speed and can act
like shrapnel. Walk through tall grass
BEFORE MOWING to make sure there
are no hidden dangers. Mow higher
than desired in tall grass to expose any
hidden objects and/or obstacles, clean
the area, and then mow to the desired
height.
13.
14.
NEVER REFUEL A MOWER
INDOORS. Allow the engine time to
cool before refueling. Unseen vapors
may be ignited by a spark. Always
clean up spilled gasoline. Never run the
engine indoors in a garage or any other
closed building. Allow engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure. The
engine exhaust and gasoline fumes are
dangerous.
NEVER REMOVE THE FUEL CAP or
add gasoline to a running or hot engine
that has not been allowed to cool for
several minutes after running. Always
make sure the gas cap is in place.
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15.
DO NOT SMOKE AROUND THE
MOWER or the gasoline storage
container. Gasoline fumes can easily
Ignite.
16.
KEEP GASOLINE IN A WELLVENTILATED AREA away from your
living quarters and in tightly-capped
safety cans. Never store mower with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach open flame or
spark.
17.
DISENGAGE BLADES, STOP ENGINE
AND REMOVE IGNITION KEY before
any servicing. Be sure all moving parts
and all sounds have stopped. Let
engine cool and disconnect the spark
plugs so the engine cannot start by
accident. A SLIGHT ROTATION OF
THE BLADES COULD START THE
ENGINE.
18.
KEEP ALL NUTS, BOLTS, AND
SCREWS TIGHT to be sure equipment
is in safe working condition, especially
blade mounting bolts.
19.
VEHICLE SHOULD BE STOPPED
AND INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE after
striking a foreign object and the damage
should be repaired before restarting and
operating the equipment. Stop
immediately and check for damage or
loose parts if mower should start
vibrating.
20.
DISENGAGE BLADES BEFORE
DRIVING ACROSS WALKS or
projecting objects.
21
KEEP SAFETY DEVICES AND
GUARDS IN PLACE. If any of the
safety switches become inoperable,
have them repaired immediately.
22.
DO NOT STEP OR STAND ON THE
MOWER HOUSING. Step or stand only
on the foot deck.
23.
WATCH OUT FOR TRAFFIC near
roadways and when crossing roads.
24.
DO NOT USE MOWER WHEN GRASS
IS WET AND SLIPPERY.
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MOW ONLY DURING DAYLIGHT.
26.
THIS MACHINE IS NOT MEANT FOR
HIGHWAY OR STREET USE. It is not
a recreational vehicle and it should not
be operated as such.
27.
ALWAYS DISENGAGE THE MOWER
BLADE CLUTCH when transporting.
CHECKLIST BEFORE OPERATION
1.
Make sure fuel tank is full. Use regular
unleaded gasoline (see engine owner’s
manual for more details).
WARNING
HANDLE GASOLINE WITH CARE -- IT IS
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. DO NOT SMOKE.
ENGINE SHOULD BE OFF AND COOL. USE
APPROVED GAS CONTAINER. NEVER FILL
TANK INDOORS. WIPE UP ANY SPILLS.
REPLACE CAP TIGHTLY.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
Your Country Clipper Zero Turning Radius
Mower is equipped with switches interlocked for
your safety.
ON JOYSTICK MODELS NEUTRAL IS WHEN THE
JOYSTICK IS IN THE “DOWN” POSITION.
ON TWIN STICK MODELS NEUTRAL IS WHEN
BOTH HANDLES ARE IN THE “OUT” POSITION.
2.
Make sure dirt and foreign matter is kept
out of gas tank. Use a clean funnel and
gas can.
3.
Do not mix oil with gasoline.
4.
Do not use white, high test or premium
gasoline. Do not use de-icers,
carburetor cleaners, or other such
additives.
5.
Check the crankcase oil level. Make
sure the engine is off. The mower
should be parked on a level area. Do
not overfill. (See your engine manual for
more detailed instruction.)
1.
The mower blades must be disengaged
before engine will start.
2.
The Control Lever(s) must be in the
neutral position before the engine will
start.
3.
The engine will stop if the mower blade
clutch is engaged when the operator
leaves the driver’s seat.
6.
Check the hydrostatic transmission oil
level. (See “Maintenance” section of this
manual.)
4.
The engine will stop if the Control
Lever(s) are not in the neutral position
when the operator leaves the driver’s
seat.
7.
Check battery fluid level.
8.
Inspect V-belts.
9.
Check tire pressure:
5.
The engine will stop if the brake is
“SET” and the Control Lever(s) are not
in the neutral position.
6.
The engine will stop if the brake is
“SET” and the mower blade clutch is
engaged.
Model
All
Models
DO NOT OPERATE MOWER IF SAFETY
SWITCHES ARE NOT OPERATING
PROPERLY
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Front tires
12 psi
Rear tires
12 psi
10.
Make sure underside of mower deck is
free of grass.
11.
Make sure mower blades are sharp and
secured tightly.
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JOYSTICK STEERING INFORMATION
12.
Clean the air intake screen on the
engine if necessary.
13.
Perform any other maintenance as it
becomes necessary. (See the
“Maintenance” section of this manual.)
IMPORTANT: Before cutting grass, clutch must
be broken-in as follows: With engine at
full RPM engage deck until blades come
to full speed and then disengage until
blades come to a complete stop.
Repeat 10 times to seat clutch properly.
4.
PULL ENGINE CHOKE CONTROL to full
position for cold starts. (Choke is not used
On EFI models)
5.
SET ENGINE THROTTLE TO 1/2
THROTTLE.
6.
TURN IGNITION KEY to “START” position
and release to “RUN” as soon as engine
starts. NOTE: Prolonged cranking will
damage starter motor and shorten the
battery life.
7.
ADJUST ENGINE THROTTLE AND
CHOKE for desired engine smoothness and
speed.
NOTE: When mowing, always run engine
at full throttle.
8.
RELEASE PARKING BRAKE. Push brake
lever down to release.
CONTROL LOCATIONS
Joystick Control Lever
Blade Clutch
Switch
Cut Height
Adjustment
Lever
IMPORTANT: Until the operator is familiar with
the Country Clipper Zero Turning
Radius Mower, he/she should follow
these recommendations: Disengage the
mower blades. Go very slowly until
thoroughly familiar with the machine.
Keep away from fences, buildings, and
other obstructions. Move the Joystick
Control Lever smoothly and slowly.
Practice until operation is smooth and
efficient.
Ignition
Key
Choke
Cut Height
Stop Pin
Throttle
Parking Brake
Lever
10.
WARNING
AVOID INHALING EXHAUST FUMES -CARBON MONOXIDE GAS IS COLORLESS
AND ODORLESS, AND CAN CAUSE
UNCONSCIOUSNESS, AND IS POTENTIALLY
LETHAL. DO NOT RUN LAWN MOWER IN
GARAGE OR OTHER CONFINED AREA.
OPERATION
TO DRIVE: Move the Joystick Control
Lever to the “UP” position. Move the
Joystick Control Lever forward to move
forward. Increasing forward movement
of the Joystick Control Lever will
increase the speed of travel. To reverse
the direction, pull the Joystick Control
Lever slightly back. To turn, move the
Joystick Control Lever toward the
direction you want to turn.. To turn on a
zero radius axis, go slowly and move
the Joystick Control Lever to the side
you wish to turn and slightly to the rear
at the same time.
1. MOVE JOYSTICK CONTROL LEVER TO
neutral “DOWN” position.
2.
SET PARKING BRAKE. Pull up to set.
3.
DISENGAGE MOWER BLADE CLUTCH by
moving clutch switch to “OFF” position.
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TWINSTICK STEERING INFORMATION
12.
Clean the air intake screen on the
engine if necessary.
13.
Perform any other maintenance as it
becomes necessary. (See the
“Maintenance” section of this manual.)
3.
DISENGAGE MOWER BLADE CLUTCH by
moving clutch switch to “OFF” position.
4. PULL ENGINE CHOKE CONTROL to full
position for cold starts.(Choke is not used
ON EFI models.)
IMPORTANT: Before cutting grass, clutch must
be broken-in as follows: With engine at
full RPM engage deck until blades come
to full speed and then disengage until
blades come to a complete stop.
Repeat 10 times to seat clutch properly.
5.
SET ENGINE THROTTLE TO 1/2
THROTTLE.
6.
TURN IGNITION KEY to “START” position
and release to “RUN” as soon as engine
starts. NOTE: Prolonged cranking will
damage starter motor and shorten the
battery life.
7.
ADJUST ENGINE THROTTLE AND
CHOKE for desired engine smoothness and
speed.
NOTE: When mowing, always run engine
at full throttle.
8.
RELEASE PARKING BRAKE. Push brake
lever down to release.
CONTROL LOCATIONS
Steering Control Levers
Cut Height
Adjustment
Lever
Blade Clutch
Switch
Ignition
Key
Cut Height
Stop pin
Choke
Parking Brake
Lever
Throttle
10.
WARNING
AVOID INHALING EXHAUST FUMES -CARBON MONOXIDE GAS IS COLORLESS
AND ODORLESS, AND CAN CAUSE
UNCONSCIOUSNESS, AND IS POTENTIALLY
LETHAL. DO NOT RUN LAWN MOWER IN
GARAGE OR OTHER CONFINED AREA.
OPERATION
1. MOVE STEERING CONTROL LEVERS TO
neutral “OUT” position.
2.
IMPORTANT: Until the operator is familiar with
the Zero Turning Radius Mower, he/she
should follow these recommendations:
Disengage the mower blades. Go very
slowly until thoroughly familiar with the
machine. Keep away from fences,
buildings, and other obstructions. Move
the Steering Control Levers smoothly
and slowly. Practice until operation is
smooth and efficient.
TO DRIVE: Move the Steering Control
Levers to the “IN” position. Move the
Steering Control Levers forward to move
forward. Increasing forward movement
of the Steering Control Levers will
increase the speed of travel. To reverse
the direction, pull the Steering Control
Levers slightly back. To turn, move one
Steering Control Lever slightly ahead of
the other. To turn on a zero radius axis,
go slowly and move one Steering
Control Lever forward and one Steering
Control Lever rearward. (For a right
hand turn the left hand Steering Control
Lever will be ahead of the right hand
Steering Control. For a left hand turn
the right hand Steering control will be
ahead of the left hand Steering Control.)
SET PARKING BRAKE. Pull up to set.
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B. Disengage the mower blade clutch by
moving the clutch to the “OFF” position.
CAUTION
FOR SMOOTH, SAFE OPERATION, MOVE
THE CONTROL LEVER(S) IN A GENTLE,
SLOW MOTION. NEVER PULL OR PUSH THE
CONTROL LEVER(S) RAPIDLY, ESPECIALLY
ON GRADES.
C. Set the parking brake.
11.
F. Remove the key and wait for all
movement and all sound to cease
before dismounting.
12.
13.
D. Slow engine speed with throttle to
slowest position.
E. Turn ignition key to “OFF” (left)
position.
BRAKING: To brake mower, gently
move the Control Lever(s) in the
direction opposite to travel. If the
parking brake is engaged with the
Joystick Control Lever in the “UP”
position or the Twin Sticks (if equipped)
In the “IN” position the engine will stop.
CAUTION
CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT:
With the Cut Height Adjustment Lever
latched into the top cut height latch.
Insert Cut Height Stop Pin to desired
cutting height. Pull Cut Height
Adjustment Lever rearward and then to
the left to clear top cut height latch.
Lower Cut Height Adjustment Lever until
it rests on Cut Height Stop Pin.
WHEN LEAVING THE MOWER
UNATTENDED, ALWAYS REMOVE THE KEY
AND SET THE PARKING BRAKE, EVEN IF
JUST FOR A FEW MOMENTS. HELP
PROTECT CHILDREN AND OTHER
UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS FROM
ACCIDENTS.
ENGAGE MOWER BLADE CLUTCH:
Set the Blade Clutch Switch to the “ON”
position. The engine will not start if the
blade clutch is engaged. If the operator
is not in the seat, the engine will stop if
the clutch is engaged.
15.
TO FREE WHEEL MACHINE:
Unscrew the bypass valve (½ turn
counter clockwise) found on the left
rear of the right pump and the valve on
the right front of the left pump. A bolt is
inserted into the valve to be used as a
handle.
CAUTION
AVOID HILLS AND SLOPES. USE EXTREME
CAUTION WHEN MOWING UP OR DOWN
SLOPES. NEVER MOW ACROSS THE FACE
OF A SLOPE. IF A SLOPE MUST BE
ASCENDED, BACK UP THE SLOPE; DRIVE
FORWARD WHEN DESCENDING.
14.
TO STOP:
A. Move Joystick Control Lever to
neutral position and then to the
“DOWN” position.
A2. Move the Twinstick handles to
the neutral position and then
push both handles out as far
as they will go.
BYPASS VALVE
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cut on the first pass, and then the
desired height the second pass. Check
for hidden dangers first.
MOWING RECOMMENDATIONS
1.
Keep mower blades sharp.
2.
Make sure deck and discharge are
clean.
4.
Go slowly for trimming.
5.
Always cut grass with the engine at full
throttle speed. This “ENGINE” speed
allows the cutting blades to operate at
optimum cutting speed. Control
“GROUND” speed with the Control
Lever(s).
6.
Vary ground speed to suit conditions
(i.e. go slower in tall thick grass, on hills,
wet conditions, etc.)
CAUTION
POWER MUST BE OFF TO CLEAN
DISCHARGE CHUTE. TURN ENGINE OFF
AND WAIT FOR ALL MOVING PARTS TO
STOP.
3.
When mowing tall grass, make two
passes, mowing off 1/2 of the desired
NOTE: All specifications subject to change
without notice.
SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Engine
2505KOJ
2505KOT
25 H.P.
TRACTORS
2605KOJ
2605KOT
26 H.P.
Kohler
Command
Pro
Kohler Command
Electronic
Fuel Injection
Hydrostatic Pumps
Wheel Motors
Length
Height (to seat back)
(to seat cushion)
Width
Weight (tractor), approx.
Fuel Tank
Belt: Engine - Hydrostats
Tires, Rear
Front
2505KAJ
2505KAT
25 H.P.
Kawasaki
2705KOJ
2707KOJ
2705K0T
2707KOT
27 H.P.
(2) HydroGear BDP-10A
Parker-Ross
84”
47”
31”
52”
760 lbs.
11 gallons
P/N D-3671
24” x 12”-12 4 Ply
13 x 650 x 6 (Ribbed)
Kohler
Command
Pro
825 lbs.
DECKS
Model
Cutting Width
Overall Width (w/chute)
Weight (deck), approx.
Blades
Cutting Height
Material Thickness
Reinforcement Thickness
Spindle Bearings
5205M
52”
61 ½”
235 lbs.
(3) 18-3/8”
6005M
60”
69 1/2”
236 lbs.
(3) 21”
1-1/2” to 5”
10 ga.
7 ga.
7205M
72”
81 1/2”
275 lbs.
(3) 25”
10 ga
25 mm
NOTE: Tractor should be matched to deck to insure sufficient power is available for the intended
usage. ZETON BOSS (2707 series) uses the 6005M or the 7205M deck ONLY.
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MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE, TURN OFF ENGINE
REMOVE KEY AND DISCONNECT SPARK PLUGS. USE EXTREME CARE WHEN WORKING ON
MACHINERY. DO NOT WEAR WATCHES OR JEWELRY. DO NOT WEAR LOOSE FITTING
CLOTHES, AND OBSERVE ALL COMMON SAFETY PRACTICES WITH TOOLS.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
SERVICE
WHEN
Check crankcase oil level --------------------------------------------------------------------- before each use
Clean grass from Hydrostat Oil Cooler------------------------------------------------------- before each use
Check air intake screen --------------------------------------------------------------------------- after each use
Clean grass under deck -------------------------------------------------------------------------- after each use
Check tire pressure ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- every 10 hours
Check battery fluid -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- every 10 hours
Sharpen mower blades -------------------------------------------------------------------------- every 10 hours
Clean air filter pre-cleaner element ----------------------------------------------------------- every 25 hours
Check Hydrostatic Transmission fluid -------------------------------------------------------- every 25 hours
Check drive belts ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- every 50 hours
(20 hours break-in)
Service Air Cleaner Filter Element ---------------------------------------------------------- every100 hours
Change engine crankcase oil ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 hours
oil filter -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 200 hours
Change Hydrostat oil and oil filter ----------------------------------------------------------- every 500 hours
(100 hours break-in)
Replace air filter element --------------------------------------------------------------- annually or 500 hours
Check spark plugs ------------------------------------------------------------------------ annually or 500 hours
Service battery ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- annually or 500 hours
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MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
1.
3.
ENGINE:
TIRES:
Correct tire pressure is essential for
efficient operation of the mower. Check
tire pressure as requested in the
maintenance schedule. Inflate tires to
the pressures listed below:
For complete maintenance and
operating information for your engine,
please refer to your engine operating
and maintenance instructions furnished
by the engine manufacturer and
included in your Country Clipper Zero
Turning Radius Mower information
packet.
Model
All
Models
NOTE: Air intake screen must be kept
clean. If plugged, engine may be
seriously damaged by over heating.
2.
Front tires
12 psi
Rear tires
12 psi
Lug nuts should be checked regularly
for tightness.
BATTERY:
4.
MOWER BLADES:
Check sharpness of mower blades after
every 10 hours of operation. To
sharpen blades proceed as follows:
CAUTION
BATTERY ELECTROLYTE IS A POISONOUS
AND CORROSIVE SULFURIC ACID
SOLUTION. AVOID SPILLING ON SKIN,
EYES, AND CLOTHING.
CAUTION
STOP ENGINE, REMOVE IGNITION KEY AND
SPARK PLUGS FOR SAFETY.
Keep the electrolyte level above the
plates in each cell by adding distilled
water as it becomes necessary. Add
water just before operating the mower to
mix the water with the solution. Be
careful not to overfill the battery -- the
electrolyte solution is corrosive and can
cause damage to surrounding metal
parts if it should spill. When taking the
battery out of the mower for servicing,
make sure to connect the cables to the
battery exactly as they were prior to
removal. Always disconnect the ground
( - ) wire first and always reconnect the
ground ( - ) wire last.
A. Remove bolt, lockwasher, and cup
washer mounting blade on shaft.
Remove blade.
B. Blades should be discarded when
worn excessively.
DANGEROUS!
DO NOT USE
BLADE IN THIS
CONDITION
New Blade
Keep the battery clean. Remove the
corrosion around the battery terminals
by applying a solution of one part baking
soda to four parts water. Coat all
exposed terminal surfaces with a light
layer of grease or petroleum jelly to
prevent corrosion.
25 degrees
When notch
starts, discard
blade
C. Sharpen blades with a hand file,
electric grinder or blade sharpener.
Wear gloves and eye protection when
sharpening. Grind blade at original 25
degree bevel.
NOTE: At temperatures below 32 degrees F (0
degrees C) the full charge state must be
maintained to prevent cell electrolyte
from freezing and causing permanent
battery damage.
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D. Check balance of blade by
positioning the blade on a nail or blade
balance pedestal. Grind the blade on
the end that is heavier until both sides
balance.
Check the oil level in hydrostatic
transmission oil reservoir after every 25
hours of usage. Clean the oil reservoir
cap and the area around it prior to
removal. Check the oil level on the
dipstick. The proper oil level should
register between the marked hole on the
dipstick and the end of the dipstick.
Replenish as needed with 20W-50
Motor Oil. DO NOT OVER FILL. When
checking the oil level, be very careful to
keep the reservoir clean
E. Install blade, cup washer,
lockwasher, and bolt. Make sure to
tighten bolt to 60 ft.lbs.
5.
V-BELTS:
All belts should be checked every 50
hours. Replace any belts found to be in
poor condition. All belts are equipped
with spring loaded belt tighteners and do
not require tightening adjustments.
6.
Change the oil in the reservoir and
hydrostatic transmission filter after the
first 100 hours of use, then every 500
hours after that. Remove the filter and
be sure all oil has drained from the
reservoir. Replace with new filter (P/N
H-2026) and 20W-50 Motor Oil.
LUBRICATION:
A. Engine: Follow engine
manufacturer’s recommendation.
B. Deck Spindles: Lubricate with 3
“shots” only, every 100 hours.
7. PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTMENT:
C. Hydrostatic Transmission & Filter:
Fuel Cap Follow instructions listed below.
ADJUSTMENT NUT
DIRT OR WATER IN OIL CAN RUIN
THE HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSIONS
Oil Reservoir Cap
CLEVIS PIN
Dipstick
A. Remove the clevis pin from the left brake.
B. Tighten the adjustment nut on the right
brake until it takes 28 pounds of pull to
lock the brake handle over center.
C. Install the clevis pin back on the left
brake.
Hydrostat Transmission
Oil Filter (located
UNDERNEATH of Engine
Mounting Plate)
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D. Tighten the adjustment nut on the left
brake until it takes 56 pounds to lock the
brake handle over center, with both brakes
c
connected.
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CONTROL ADJUSTMENT
8. To Adjust Neutral:
a. Remove the fender skirts from each
side of the machine.
b. Block up the unit so that the Drive
Wheels are off the ground.
c. Start the engine and run at a fast idle
with the Steering control levers in the
“out” position.
d. Loosen the locknuts tightened against
the rod end ball joints in the Upper
Linkage Assembly. (Note: One of these
is a left hand nut and will have to be
turned backwards.)
e. Adjust the Neutral Position by turning
the rod in the upper linkage until the
wheel stops turning.
f. Retighten the nuts on the Upper
Linkage Assembly and check to see that
the drive wheel is still not turning.
g. Repeat steps 1-6 for the other side.
h. Shut off engine before removing the
blocks.
11. Adjusting for Straight Forward
Tracking:
In a large open area, actuate the control
handles into the full forward position. If
the mower veers in either direction Left
or Right some adjustment is necessary.
a. If the mower veers to the right, then
the right hydrostat needs to be sped up.
If the mower veers to the left, then the
left hydrostat needs to be sped up.
b. Stop the machine and shut off the
engine.
c. Slightly loosen the bolt at the lower
end of the upper linkage assembly on
the side that is slower. Using a 1/8”
allen wrench turn the setscrew 1/4 turn
in. It may take several test drives to get
the mower to track straight forward.
d. Once the tracking is to the operators
liking, completely tighten the bolt on the
control linkage assembly that was
loosened earlier.
e. Recheck to make sure neutral adjust
has not been effected, see procedure A.
9. To Adjust “IN” Position of the Steering
Controls:
a. Remove the 2 Front Bolts,
Lockwashers, and Washers which hold
the Fender Cap.
b. Pull the boot from the hole in the
fender cap, exposing the cast iron lever.
c. Using a 5/32” Allen Wrench, turn the
setscrew to adjust the stop.
d. Replace the Boot into the hole in the
Fender Cap.
c. Replace the 2 Front Bolts,
Lockwashers, and Washers.
STEERING CONTROL
LEVER
INWARD
STOP
SETSCREW.
ACCESS HOLE
FORWARD STOP
SETSCREW.
ROD END
BALL JOINT
LH LOCKNUT
REVERSE
STOP
SETSCREW.
10. To Align Handles:
TURN THIS ROD TO
ADJUST NEUTRAL
Sit on the seat and push the control
levers full forward and full backward. If
the ends do not match the handles may
be adjusted as follows:
a. Locate Setscrew stops in the
Steering Control Lever Base which
stop the lever in each direction.
(Note: The one at the rear is the stop
for FWD and the one in the front is
the stop for REV.)
UPPER LINKAGE
ASSEMBLY
RH LOCKNUT
LOOSEN BOLT ON
LINKAGE
b. Adjust setscrew stops so that handles
line-up together when shifted full forward
and full reverse.
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SETSCREW USED TO
ADJUST FORWARD
TRACKING
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JOYSTICK CONTROL LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT:
A. Remove the right hand fender skirt
exposing the Joystick Control Lever
assembly.
With the engine running, if the machine
travels in either direction when the
Joystick Control Lever is in the neutral
“DOWN” position, stop the engine,
elevate the rear wheels clear of the
ground and adjust as follows:
B. Remove the cross bolt, nut, and
spacers
C. Reassemble the spacers as desired.
(2) spacers between the rod end ball
joints and the joystick pivot shaft will
quicken the side to side response, (1)
spacer slows the response.
A. Remove the right hand fender skirt
exposing the Joystick Control Lever
Assembly.
B. Start the engine.
NOTE: It is important that there is at least one
spacer on each side of the rod end ball
joints to prevent damage. Also the small
diameter of the spacer must point
towards the rod end ball joint.
C. Run engine at fast idle with Joystick
Control Lever in the “DOWN” position.
D. Loosen the locknuts tightened
against the rod end ball joints on the
Upper Linkage Assembly that
corresponds to the wheel that is turning.
Note: One of these is a left hand nut and
will have to be turned backwards.
E. Adjust the Neutral Position by
turning the rod in the upper linkage until
the wheel stops turning.
Spacers (3)
per side
Cross Bolt
F. Retighten the locknuts on upper
linkage assembly and check to make
sure the drive wheel is still not turning.
G. Repeat steps B through F for other
side.
Joystick
Pivot Shaft
L.H. Linkage
Assembly
H. Shut off engine before removing
from blocks. Replace fender skirt.
13.
R.H. Linkage
Assembly
Loosen this nut
(Left hand threads)
JOYSTICK ADJUSTMENT:CONTROL
LEVER DETENT
15.
If the Joystick Control Lever does not
lock in the “UP” position, turn the detent
adjustment screw clockwise until a
desirable locking action is obtained. If
the Joystick control Lever is hard to slide
up and down, turn the detent adjustment
screw counter-clockwise until a desirable
sliding action is obtained.
14.
Loosen this nut
(Right hand threads)
ADJUSTING FOR STRAIGHT
FORWARD TRACKING:
In a large open area, actuate the Joystick
Control lever into the full forward position.
If the mower veers in either direction left
or right some adjustment is necessary.
A. If the mower veers to the right, then the right
hydrostat needs to be sped up. If the mower
veers to the left, then the left hydrostat needs to
be sped up.
JOYSTICK CONTROL LEVER
SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT
To change the sideways turning response
Adjust as follows:
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B. Stop the machine and shut of the
engine.
L.H. Upper
Linkage
Assembly
C. Slightly loosen the bolt at the lower
end of the upper linkage assembly
on the side that is slower. Using a
1/8” allen wrench turn the setscrew
¼ turn in. It may take several test
drives to get the mower to track
straight forward.
R. H. Upper
Linkage
Assembly
D. Once the tracking is to the operators
liking, completely tighten the bolt on
the control linkage assembly that
was loosened earlier.
E. Recheck to make sure neutral
adjustment has not been effected.
See picture at right:
Loosen bolt on
linkage that needs
adjusting
Setscrews
to adjust
forward
tracking
DRIVE BELT CONFIGURATION
VIEWED FROM FLOOR LOOKING UP
LEFT HAND
PUMP PULLEY
RIGHT HAND
PUMP PULLEY
FRONT
MOTOR PULLEY
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easier if someone stands on the rear
bumper of the tractor). IMPORTANT
NOTE: MAKE SURE THAT THE
DECK IS LIFTED FAR ENOUGH FOR
THE DECK LATCH TO FULLY
ENGAGE THE LOCKING PIN (located
on the left side of the deck mounting
suspension). This will prevent the deck
from falling down when servicing the
underside of the mower deck.
PROCEDURE FOR RAISING AND
LOWERING THE DECK FOR
SERVICING
14. RAISING THE DECK:
A. Remove cut height adjustment pin and
completely lower the cut height
adjustment lever. Re-insert the cut
height adjustment pin into the 3-1/2” cut
height position (this will lock the cut
height adjustment lever into the lowest
position).
B. Flip up the foot deck to allow access to
the engine to deck drive belt. Roll the
engine to deck drive belt off the center
spindle. Hook the engine to deck drive
belt onto the bolt protruding out of the
top of the foot deck support angle.
C. Lift the rear corner of the deck and
disconnect the rear deck mounting
latch. Repeat for the other side.
D. Position the front caster wheels so they
are away from the deck (such as the
tractor would be traveling in reverse).
E. Lift the nose of the deck until the deck
is standing vertical (lifting can be made
Cut Height Adjustment
Lever
15. LOWERING THE DECK:
A. While lifting the nose of the deck disengage
the deck latch from the locking pin. Push
the bottom of the deck towards the rear of
the tractor while holding the deck latch so
that it clears the locking pin. Lower the deck
until it rests on the ground.
B. Lift the rear corner of the deck and reconnect the rear deck mounting latch.
Repeat for the other side.
C. Roll the engine to deck drive belt back onto
the center spindle. Insure that the engine
to deck drive belt is installed onto all of the
pulleys and idlers in the drive train.
D. Lower the foot deck down into the operation
position.
MOWER SHOWN IN OPERATION
POSITION.
Cut Height Adjustment
Pin
Deck Latch
Foot Deck
Center Deck Spindle
Front Caster
Wheels positioned
out of the way.
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Rear Deck Mounting
Latch
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POSITION.
Deck Latch in locked
position.
Foot Deck in up position
Engine to Deck Drive Belt
hooked to bolt.
16.
LEVELING THE DECK:
A. Set the tire pressure on all four tires
B. Move the tractor to a hard, level surface (i.e. concrete or blacktop). Place a 2 x 4 board under
all four corners of the deck shell, just inside of the anti-scalping wheels. Lower the deck down
onto the boards. The deck must rest on the boards, NOT the anti-scalping wheels. Adjust the
deck hangers longer or shorter until the deck “just” comes off of the boards. Remove the
boards and verify that the deck is hanging on all four deck hangers; re-adjust if necessary.
Either lengthen both front deck leveling screws two full turns or shorten both rear deck leveling
screws two full turns. Lock the jam nuts on the deck hangers. (NOTE: the two rear deck
hangers will be easier to adjust if the fender skirts are removed).
Rear Deck
Hanger, one each
side
2 x 4 board, One
each corner, just
inside of antiscalping wheel
Front Deck
Hanger, one each
side
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ASSEMBLY / OPERATION SHEET
DECK FLIP JACK
1. Turn off lawn mower and set brakes. Remove cut/height adjust pin and lower deck lift handle
to lowest position.
Reinsert cut/height adjust pin above deck lift handle.
2. .Flip up the foot deck to allow access to the engine to deck drive belt, roll the engine to deck
drive belt off the center spindle. Hook the engine to deck drive belt onto the bolt protruding
out of the top of the foot deck support angle. Lift the rear corner of the deck and disconnect
the rear deck- mounting latch. Repeat on the other side.
3. Position the front caster wheels so they are turned toward each other. Remove jack from
under front axle by removing the quick pin from the lower jack connector. Place slot on
lower jack connector onto the pin in the rear deck hanger, then reinsert the quick pin.
Remove the quick pin from jack lift collar weldment. Slide ears of jack lift collar weldment
onto clevis pin on the rear deck lift sleeve and reinsert the quick pin. Crank handle until the
rear wheel is approximately 8 inches off of the ground.
4. Move to same rear wheel and push it back to the ground bringing the front of the deck off of
the ground. Crank the handle to its full extension, bringing the deck off of the ground to
work on it.
5. To lower deck, reverse the process.
• Note: When storing jack under front axle, the crank handle must be folded “closed” and on
top of jack shaft, thus capturing the crank handle between the jack shaft and front axle.
Note: To change a rear tire, do the first three steps, until the tire clears the ground.
WARNING
Failure to completely insert the quick pins could
cause the lower jack connector or jack lift collar
weldment to become disengaged, allowing
mower deck to FALL, resulting in possible
serious injury.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING CHECK LIST
1.
ENGINE WON’T TURN OVER:
Mower blades engaged ------------------------------------------------- disengage blades
Drive not in neutral --- move Joystick Control Lever to neutral “DOWN” position
move Twinstick Control Levers to neutral “OUT” position
Blown fuse ------------------------------------------------------------------------ replace fuse
Dead battery --------------------------------------------------------------- charge or replace
Solenoid ------------------------------------------------------------------------- consult dealer
Ignition switch ------------------------------------------------------------------ consult dealer
Starter ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- consult dealer
2.
ENGINE WILL TURN OVER BUT WON’T START:
No gas -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- refuel
clean or replace fuel filters
Over or under choked --------------------------------------------------------- adjust choke
Spark plug not firing ------------------------------------------------------ check spark plug
condition and reset gap*
Carburetor maladjustment ------------------------------- reset carburetor adjustment*
Ignition switch ------------------------------------------------------------------ consult dealer
3.
HARD TO START ENGINE:
Fuel line clogged ----------------------------------- clean fuel line and check fuel filter
Faulty fuel pump -------------------------------------------------------------- consult dealer
Spark plug wire loose or grounded ---------------------------- check spark plug wires
Spark plug(s) faulty or improperly gapped -------------------------- check spark plug
condition and reset gap*
Electronic ignition defective ------------------------------------------------ consult dealer
Dirty or maladjusted carburetor ------------------------------------- readjust carburetor*
consult dealer for carburetor service
4.
ENGINE STARTS BUT CUTS OUT:
Water in gasoline ---------------- drain old gasoline and replace with new gasoline
clean carburetor bowl
Clogged fuel line ------------------------------------------------------------- check fuel filter
clean fuel line
Vent in fuel cap plugged --------------------------------------------------------- check vent
Faulty fuel pump -------------------------------------------------------------- consult dealer
Maladjusted carburetor ----------------------------------------------- readjust carburetor*
Engine dies when: Joystick Control Lever is pulled “UP” -------- parking brake set
Twinstick Control levers are pulled “IN”
release brake
5.
ENGINE KNOCKS:
Low oil level --------------------------------------------------------------- check and add oil
Ignition timing off ------------------------------------------------------------- consult dealer
fuel octane too low ------------------------------------------------- drain and replace with
higher octane gasoline
Over heated engine ---------------------------------- shut off engine and allow to cool
* See engine manual for engine adjustments.
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ENGINE SOMETIMES SKIPS AT HIGHER SPEEDS:
Incorrect Ignition Timing ---------------------------------------------------- consult dealer
Carburetor maladjusted ----------------------------------------------- readjust carburetor
Faulty spark plugs --------------------------------------------------------- check spark plug
condition and reset gap*
Bouncing off seat safety switch -------------------------- slow down on rough terrain
7.
ENGINE OVER HEATED:
Air intake screen or fins clogged ------------------------ clean intake screen and fins
Fuel mixture too lean ------------------------------------------------- readjust carburetor*
Oil level too low or too high ------------------------------------------------ adjust oil level
Improper ignition timing ----------------------------------------------------- consult dealer
Running engine too slow ------------------------------------------------ run engine faster
(NOTE: Always mow at full throttle setting.)
8.
ENGINE IDLES POORLY:
Carburetor maladjustment -------------------------------------------- readjust carburetor
Improper spark plug gap ---------------------------------------- check and re-gap plug*
9.
ENGINE BACKFIRES:
Carburetor maladjustment ------------------------------------------ readjust carburetor*
10.
ENGINE RUNS BUT MOWER WON’T MOVE FORWARD:
Drive belt broken or slipping ------------------------------------------- replace drive belt
Transmission shift arm disconnected ----------------------------------------- reconnect
Transmission oil low ------------------------------------------------------------------- add oil
Transmission in free wheel position ------------- tighten bypass valves (see pg. 8)
Hydrostat oil filter plugged ---------------------------------------------------- replace filter
Bad transmission -------------------------------------------------------------- consult dealer
11.
MOWER LOSES POWER OR TRANSMISSIONS OVER HEATS:
Hydrostat transmission oil too low or too high ---------------------------------- add oil
OR drain oil as needed
Transmission damage ------------------------------------------------------- consult dealer
Transmission blowing oil out cap ------------------------------------ overfilled or water
contaminated
12.
ENGINE STALLS WHEN BLADES ARE ENGAGED:
Operator not on seat -------------------------------------------------------------- sit on seat
Faulty interlock system ------------------------------------------------------ consult dealer
Bad blade spindle bearing -------------------------------------------------- consult dealer
Deck drive belt not properly routed ------------------------------------------------ reroute
Blades blocked by foreign material ----------------------------------- clean under deck
* See engine manual for engine adjustments.
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WIRING SCHEMATIC: FOR JOYSTICK MODEL
Note: All wire connectors shown at wire side.
Black wires = Ground
Red wires = Power
Blue wires = Kill Circuit
Yellow wires = Start Circuit
Green wires = Signal Circuit
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START SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT “MAKE
OFF
G+M
ON
B+L
START
B+L+S
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WIRING SCHEMATIC: FOR TWINSTICK MODEL
NOTE: ALL WIRE CONNECTORS SHOWN AT WIRE
SIDE
Black wires = Ground
Red wires = Power
Blue wires = Kill Circuit
Yellow wires = Start Circuit
Green wires = Signal Circuit
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START SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT “MAKE
OFF
G+M
ON
B+L
START
B+L+S
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Black wires = Ground
Red wires = Power
Blue wires = Kill Circuit
Yellow wires = Start Circuit
Green wires = Signal Circuit
START SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT “MAKE
OFF
G+M
ON
B+L
START
B+L+S
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START SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT “MAKE
OFF
G+M
ON
B+L
START
B+L+S
Black wires = Ground
Red wires = Power
Blue wires = Kill Circuit
Yellow wires = Start Circuit
Green wires = Signal Circuit
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