Cub Cadet C470 Operator`s manual

Safety • Assembly • Operation • Tips & Techniques • Maintenance • Troubleshooting • Warranty
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
4x4 Utility Vehicle — Model Series C460
4x2 Utility Vehicle — Model Series C470
IMPORTANT
READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered 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
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 769-02244B
2/2/2007
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new utility vehicle. It will help you operate
and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices.................................... 4
Know Your Utility Vehicle.................................... 8
Operating Your Utility Vehicle........................... 12
Servicing Your Utility Vehicle............................ 16
Service Chart..................................................... 22
Accessories....................................................... 22
Specifications.................................................... 23
Troubleshooting................................................. 24
Commercial Warranty........................................ 27
Residential Warranty......................................... 28
Finding and Recording Model Number
BEFORE YOU START OPERATING YOUR NEW EQUIPMENT...
please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the
information to the sample model plate provided to the right.
Model Number:_________________________
Serial Number:_________________________
You can locate the model plate on the vehicle under the
operator’s seat. Flip the seat forward to view model plate. This
information will be necessary to use the manufacturer’s web
site and/or to obtain help from the Customer Dealer Referral
Line or an authorized service dealer.
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
Customer Support
For Customer Support please contact the dealer from which the unit was purchased,
or use one of the methods below to find a service dealer nearest you.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this
unit, contact the dealer from which you purchased this vehicle. To find a Cub Cadet Dealer nearest you choose from the
options below:
1. Visit www.cubcadet.com to search for a service dealer nearest you using your zip code. You will also find many
useful suggestions and tips.
2.Phone our dealer locator number toll free at 1-877-282-8684.
3.The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately
with your unit, for more information.
WARNING
To Avoid An Accident And Injury
• Do not tow more than 1300 Lb. rolling weight (i.e., trailer plus cargo).
• Spread load evenly. Never exceed 150 lb. tongue weight.
• Go slow and use extra care when towing. Allow for
increased braking distance.
• Do not tow heavy loads on slopes over a 5º incline.
WARNING
WARNING
RIDERS CAN FALL OFF AND BE
SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED
MAX 15º
FALLING OFF OR ROLLOVER MAY
CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
• Only one person in each seat. No other riders permitted.
• Always wear the seat belt when operating the utility vehicle
equipped with a OPS. However, if the OPS is not present
or has been removed, the seat belt must not be used.
• Keep hands and feet inside vehicle during operation.
• Do not operate on slopes greater than 15º.
• Drive slowly when turning, on rough ground, or carrying
a cargo load.
• Spread load evenly in cargo box. Do not exceed
load capacity specified on cargo box label.
• Secure load to prevent movement.
MAX 15º
WARNING
CARGO BOX LOAD CAPACITY: MAX 900 Lb.
• Spread load evenly. Secure load to prevent movement.
• Go slow. Avoid sudden starts and stops which could cause load to shift.
• Do not load above height of this panel. Load could shift
forward injuring driver or passenger.
• Avoid Injury From Explosion.
Do Not Place Gas Container
Inside Cargo Box When Fueling.
• No riders in cargo box or
anywhere other than seats.
• PULL LEVER UP TO
RELEASE LATCH.
• LIFT BED UP.
• ALWAYS CHECK TO SEE
BED IS LATCHED BEFORE
OPERATION OF VEHICLE.
• WHEN LOWERING
BED KEEP FINGERS
CLEAR OF LATCH
AND BED.
L AT CH L O C ATION
Safety
Labels
• This is an off-road utility vehicle. Do not operate on public
highways. It handles and maneuvers differently than a normal
passenger car. Sharp, high speed turns or abrupt maneuvers
can cause vehicle to roll over or go out of control.
• Handling and maneuvering characteristics of vehicle change
depending upon cargo load.
Heavy loads will affect steering, braking, stability and overall
handling of vehicle.
• Read and understand operator's manual before operating vehicle.
• Only one person in each seat.
• No riders in the cargo box or anywhere other
than seats.
• Always wear the seat belt when operating the
utility vehicle equipped with a OPS. However,
if the OPS is not present or has been removed,
the seat belt must not be used.
TO OPERATE BED LATCH
1
WARNING
• Always re-latch cargo box latch upon
manually lowering cargo box.
• Do not operate or load vehicle with
cargo box latch unlatched.
AVOID INJURY WHEN USING CARGO BOX LIFT
• Read and understand operator's manual for
lifting, loading and unloading instructions.
• Stop vehicle on level ground and set
parking brake before operating lift.
• When using optional electric lift stay in
seat and keep hands away from cargo box.
WARNING
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
this machine. Failure
to comply with these
instructions may result
in personal injury. When
you see this symbol.
HEED ITS 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.
2
Safe
Operation
Practices
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This vehicle is designed to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of vehicle, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in
serious injury. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or
death.
General Operation
10.Never carry more than one passenger. This vehicle is
designed to carry the driver and one passenger only.
No riders are allowed in cargo box or anywhere else
on vehicle.
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on
the vehicle and in the manual before attempting to
operate or service. Keep this manual in a safe place
for future and regular reference and for ordering
replacement parts.
WARNING
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 or service
this vehicle. When
you see this symbol
- heed its warning.
Your
Responsibility
11.Keep all body parts (i.e. head, arms, hands, legs, feet)
inside vehicle when vehicle is in motion.
12.Always remain seated and keep both hands on the
steering wheel when driving the vehicle.
2. This is an off-road utility vehicle and it should not
be operated on public highways. Know and comply
with all laws and regulations governing the use of
off-highway vehicles in your area.
13.Sit on the center of the seat and keep both feet within
the foot platform perimeter. Clean foot platform if dirty
and remove any debris from around foot controls, e.g.
brake pedal.
3. This vehicle handles and maneuvers differently than
a normal passenger car. Sharp high speed turns and
abrupt maneuvers can cause vehicle to roll over or
go out of control. Slow down when turning and avoid
abrupt maneuvers.
14.Do not misuse the utility vehicle. It is an utility vehicle,
not a recreation vehicle or toy. Recreational riding can
lead to accidents, severe bodily injury or death.
4. Handling and maneuvering characteristics of vehicle 15.Inspect area around vehicle before moving, especially
change depending upon cargo load. Heavy loads
in reverse. Back up slowly. Always look down and
affect steering, braking, stability, and overall handling
behind before and while backing to avoid a back-over
of vehicle.
accident. Keep bystanders out of area.
5. Be familiar with all instructions and controls and their 16.Avoid driving through water, since loss of control may
proper operation before starting vehicle.
occur. Drive belt may slip if exposed to water thus
reducing vehicle pulling power and stopping vehicle
6. Never allow adults to operate this vehicle without
entirely.
proper instruction.
17.Always use vehicle lights while operating in low light
7. Never allow children under 16 years old to operate
situations.
this vehicle. Children 16 years old and over should
read and understand the operation instructions and
18.Do not mount or leave vehicle while it is in motion or in
safety rules in this manual and should be trained and
actual operation.
supervised by a parent.
19.Avoid sudden starts, stops, or turns and always use a
8. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
level turn-around area.
roadways. This vehicle is not intended for use on any
20.Never leave vehicle unattended with the key in the
public roadway.
ignition. Always turn key to the “Stop” position, set the
9. Do not operate this vehicle while under the influence
parking brake and remove key.
of alcohol or drugs.
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand and
follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
21.Improper use of the vehicle or failure to properly
maintain it could result in decreased vehicle performance or personal injury.
22.Engine must be stopped when cleaning, servicing,
adjusting, repairing, or installing attachments on utility
vehicle.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and
rollover accidents, which can result in severe injury or
death. If a slope is steeper than a 15° incline, do not
operate this unit on that area. Exercise extreme caution
while operating on slopes.
DO:
23.After striking foreign objects, stop the unit and shut off
the engine. Inspect for damage and repair the damage 1. Travel straight up and down slopes, not across.
before restarting and operating equipment.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction
on slopes.
24.Do not start or operate vehicle in an inside area,
unless it is adequately ventilated. Engine exhaust
2. Travel slowly while on a slope. Always keep the
contains carbon monoxide fumes, which are very
forward speed limited when going down slopes to
poisonous and can be deadly.
take advantage of the motor braking action.
25.Do not change engine governor setting or over speed 3. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
the engine. The governor is set at the factory for safe
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope.
operating speed.
4. Avoid slopes with slippery, loose, or bumpy surfaces
26.Assure safety interlock switch is adjusted correctly
as they are especially hazardous.
so engine cannot be started unless gearshift is in the
5. Use extra care while carrying cargo. It may affect the
neutral position.
stability of the vehicle. Spread the load evenly or tie
27.Do not touch engine or muffler while engine is running
down.
or soon after it is stopped. They will be hot and can
Do Not:
cause a burn.
1. Do not travel near drop-offs, ditches or embank28.Always inspect your vehicle each time you use it to
ments. The vehicle could suddenly turn over if a
make sure it is in safe operating condition. Always
wheel is over the edge of a cliff, ditch, or if an edge
follow the inspection and maintenance procedures
caves in.
and schedules described in this manual.
2. Do not stop or start suddenly when going uphill or
29.Use the operator protective structure (OPS) and seat
downhill. Be especially cautious when changing
belt for safe operation. Overturning the utility vehicle
direction on slopes.
without a operator protective structure (OPS), or with
a operator protective structure (OPS) and the seat belt 3. Do not turn sideways to the hill. The vehicle may roll
over. If you must turn, go slow and do so carefully
unfastened, can result in death or injury.
and gradually.
30.Always use the seat belt, except if the operator protec4. Do not carry cargo on steep slopes or tow loads.
tive structure (OPS) has been removed.
31.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 and/or operator
protective structure (OPS) may be struck, which could
result in serious injury.
32.If situations occur which are not covered in this
manual, use care and good judgement. Contact your
local service center or call toll free 1-877-282-8684 for
the name of your nearest service center.
Children
1. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not
alert to the presence of children. Children are often
attracted to the vehicle. They do not understand the
dangers. Never assume that children will remain
where you last saw them. Avoid run over accidents.
a.Keep children out of the immediate area of the
vehicle and in watchful care of a responsible adult
other than the operator.
b. Be alert and turn the vehicle off if a child enters
the area.
c. Before and while backing, look behind and down
for small children.
2
Safe
Operation
Practices
WARNING
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 or service
this vehicle. When
you see this symbol
- heed its warning.
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand and follow
the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
2
Safe
Operation
Practices
Cargo Box Lift
d.Never carry small children, they may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with safe vehicle
operation.
e. Use extreme care while approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees or other objects that may
block your vision of a child who may run into the path
of the vehicle.
f. Remove key when vehicle is unattended to
prevent unauthorized operation.
2. Never allow children under 16 years old to operate
this vehicle. Children 16 years old and over should
read and understand the operation instructions and
safety rules in this manual and should be trained and
supervised by a parent.
3. Do not let children ride in the cargo box, in the
driver’s or passenger’s lap or anywhere other than
the passenger seat. Never give small children a ride;
not even in the passenger seat. They may fall off.
1. Stop vehicle on level ground and set Parking Brake
before raising cargo box.
2. On manual lift units, unload cargo box before raising
cargo box.
3. Do not operate vehicle with cargo box in raised
position.
4. Do not operate vehicle with cargo box latch unlatched.
Always re-latch upon manually lowering cargo box.
When using optional electric lift:
a.Stay in driver’s seat.
b. Keep body parts away from cargo box and keep all
bystanders away.
c. Do not allow rear wheels to hang over the edge of
a drop-off when raising cargo box. The load in the
cargo box may shift causing the vehicle to tip over
backwards.
Cargo Box Loading/Operation
WARNING
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 or service
this vehicle. When
you see this symbol
- heed its warning.
Towing
1. Do not exceed vehicle’s Total Load Capacity rating
of 1,300 lb. This includes operator, passenger,
accessories, and cargo.
1. Always use an approved hitch and hitch point provided
on the utility vehicle.
2. Do not exceed 900 lb. load in cargo box.
2. Do not tow more than 1300 lb. (454 kg) rolling weight
(i.e. trailer plus cargo).
3. Spread load evenly and secure to prevent movement.
3. Never load more than 150 lb. (45.5 kg) tongue weight
on tow bracket provided.
4. Do not load above height of cargo box front panel.
Load could shift forward and injure driver or passenger.
4. Go slow and use extra care when towing a trailer.
Allow for increased braking distance. Load trailer
properly.
5. Avoid loads which exceed the physical dimensions
of cargo box.
5. Do not tow heavy loads on slopes greater than 5°
incline. When going downhill or turning, the extra
weight tends to push the tow vehicle and may cause
you to loose control (i.e. braking and steering ability
are reduced, towed equipment may jack-knife and
cause utility vehicle to overturn).
6. Go slow. Heavy loads will affect steering, braking,
stability, and overall handling of the vehicle. Limit
loads to those that can be safely controlled.
7. Avoid sudden starts, stops, and turns which could
cause load to shift.
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand and
follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
Safety Frame (OPS)
1. Your vehicle is equipped with a operator protective
structure (OPS) which must be maintained in a fully
functional condition. Use care when driving through
doorways or spaces with a low overhead.
a.Never modify the OPS in any way.
b.Never attempt to straighten or reweld any part
of the main frame or retaining brackets that
have been damaged. Doing so may weaken the
structure and endanger your safety.
c. Never secure any parts other than Cub Cadet
approved accessories on the main frame or
attach the safety frame with anything other than
the special fasteners specified.
d.Never attach ropes, chains, or cables to the OPS
for pulling purposes.
e. Although the OPS provides you the maximum
protection possible, never take unnecessary risks.
Service
Safe Handling Of Gasoline:
1. To avoid personal injury or property damage use
extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.
Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is
spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
a.Use only an approved gasoline container.
b.Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
before filling.
c. When practical, remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground.
If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment on
a trailer with a portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
d.Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
e.Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
f. Never fuel machine indoors.
g.Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine
is hot or running. Allow engine to cool at least two
minutes before refueling.
h.Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½
inch below bottom of filler neck to allow space for
fuel expansion.
i. Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
j. If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the equipment. Move
unit to another area. Wait 5 minutes before starting
the engine.
k. To reduce fire hazards, keep vehicle free of debris
build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and remove
any fuel soaked debris.
l. Never store the vehicle or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light as
on a water heater, space heater, furnace, clothes
dryer or other gas appliances.
2
Safe
Operation
Practices
WARNING
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 or service
this vehicle. When
you see this symbol
- heed its warning.
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand and follow
the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
3
Know Your Utility Vehicle
NOTE: Reference to right or left hand side of the utility vehicle is observed from the operating position.
F
A
Know
Your
Utility
Vehicle
G
H
I
B
IMPORTANT
Read the Engine
operator’s manual
before operating this
vehicle to familiarize
yourself with the engine
controls and adjustments.
NOTE: Before operating your vehicle, follow
the starting instructions
in the Operating Section
and check tire pressure
per the recommendations in the Servicing
Section.
J
C
K
D
L
E
M
N
O
Figure 1
A
Ignition Switch
H
4x4 Switch (4x4 Only)
B
Brake Pedal
I
12 Volt Power Outlet
C
Differential Lock Lever
J
Accelerator Pedal
D
Parking Brake Lever
K
Adjustable Seat Lever
E
Choke Knob
L
Shift Lever
F
Auxiliary Light Switch (Limited
M
Cup Holders
Edition Only)
N
Seat Belts
O
Fuel Tank
G Warning Light Cluster
Read this operator’s manual, safety labels, and operating instructions on the vehicle before operating. Compare the
illustrations in this manual with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments.
Reference to the right or left hand side of unit is observed from the operating position. Save this manual for future
reference.
IMPORTANT: Read the Engine operator’s manual before operating this vehicle to familiarize yourself with the engine
controls and adjustments.
Accelerator Pedal
The accelerator pedal is located on the right side of the
floor beneath the dash panel. Depressing the accelerator
pedal will move the vehicle in the direction selected on the
gearshift. As the pedal is depressed, speed will increase to
the maximum selected range. Releasing the pedal reduces
the speed, but does not stop the vehicle. The brake must
be applied to stop vehicle. See Figure 1.
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Brake Pedal
The brake pedal is located on the left side of the floor
beneath the dash panel. Remove foot from accelerator
pedal apply pressure to the brake pedal evenly until
vehicle slows down and stops. See Figure 1.
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Parking Brake Lever
0!2+
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Differential Lock Lever
To engage the parking lever, place shift lever in Neutral,
and pull up on the parking brake lever. Parking brake
light on dash will come on to indicate parking brake is
engaged.
The differential lock lever is located in the center console between the seats. When engaged, the differential
lever locks the differential so both drive wheels will pull
equally when rear wheels start to slip. See Figure 1.
To release parking brake, push in on the parking brake
release button and down on the parking brake lever and
the parking brake latch will release.
Ignition Switch
WARNING: Never leave a running
machine unattended. Always set
parking brake, stop engine and
remove key to prevent unintended
starting.
NOTE: There is a buzzer which will become activated
(audible sound) when the parking brake is engaged and
the unit is not in Neutral.
Choke Knob
Shift Lever
The shift lever is located in the center console
between the seats and has four positions,
FORWARD, LOW (4x4 Only), NEUTRAL,
and REVERSE. The brake pedal must be
depressed and the utility vehicle must not be in
motion when the moving shift lever.
NOTE: To shift into LOW, move the shift lever
from the neutral position towards the passenger
seat and then forward. (4x4 Only)
IMPORTANT: Never force the shift lever. Doing
so may result in serious damage to the utility
vehicle’s transmission.
* 4x4 Shift Lever Label Shown
Know
Your
Utility
Vehicle
Figure 2
The parking lever is located to the left of the driver’s seat.
It holds the brake in the engaged position for parking.
See Figure 1.
The choke knob is located to the left of the driver’s seat.
The choke is used when starting a cold engine. It richens
the fuel mixture for cold weather starting. See Figure 1.
3
The ignition switch is located to the right of the steering
wheel on the left side of the dash panel. To start the
engine, insert the key into the ignition switch and turn
clockwise to the START position. Release the key into
the Run position once engine has fired. See Figure 1.
Refer to Starting The Engine in the Operation Section
of this manual for detailed starting instructions.
Warning Light Cluster
The warning light cluster is located in the middle of
the dash panel. See Figure 2. There are four warning
lights: alternator discharge light (Battery), parking
brake light, engine oil pressure light, and low fuel
light.
The engine oil pressure light activates when engine
has low oil pressure. The alternator discharge light will
indicate that the alternator is not charging. The low fuel
light activates when fuel is low in the tank. The parking
light indicates that the parking brake is engaged.
WARNING
Never leave a running
machine unattended.
Always set parking
brake, stop engine
and remove key to
prevent unintended
starting.
3
Hour Meter
The hour meter is located in the center of the warning
light cluster. It reads the elapsed time engine has run.
See Figure 2.
NOTE: Every 50 hours a “change oil” message will flash
on the display for 2 minutes every time the tractor is
started. This message will repeat for the first two after
each 50 hour interval. The oil pressure indicator light will
also flash when this display is active. Before the interval
expires, change the crankcase oil level as instructed in
the Engine Manual.
Know
Your
Utility
Vehicle
4x4 Switch (4x4 Only)
Figure 3
The 4x4 switch is located on the right side of the dash
panel. Push in top/bottom of switch to activate or
deactivate 4x4 capability. See Figure 1.
12V Power Outlet
The 12V power outlet is located in the center of the
dash panel. It is used for the convenience of plugging in
accessories that require a power source with a maximum
load of 5 amps at 12 volts. See Figure 1.
WARNING
Never operate
this vehicle while
under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
Doing so can result
in serious personal
injury or death.
Always wear the seat
belt when operating
the utility vehicle
equipped with a OPS.
However, if the OPS
is not present or has
been removed, the
seat belt must not be
used.
Cup Holders
The cup holders are located between the seats. They are
designed for the use of non-alcoholic beverages.
WARNING: Never operate this vehicle
while under the influence of alcohol or
drugs. Doing so can result in serious
personal injury or death.
Seats
The passenger seat is secured with a wing nut located on
the interior corner of the seat plate, underneath the seat
belt. See Figure 1 insert. To lift the seat remove the wing
nut, then lift the seat.
The driver seat has a tool box underneath it, which can
be easily accessed by lifting the seat. This box may be
removed by removing the two screws securing it to the
frame for easy access to belts, etc.
Seat Belts
The seat belts are located on either side of the driver
and passenger seats. When used together with the
OPS (Operator Protective Structure) they are effective
in reducing injuries to the operator in the event of an
accidental rollover.
10
3
WARNING: Always wear the seat belt
when operating the utility vehicle
equipped with a OPS. However, if
the OPS is not present or has been
removed, the seat belt must not be
used.
Know
Your
Utility
Vehicle
Adjustable Seat Lever
The adjustable seat lever is located beneath the driver’s
seat on the front side and it is used to move the seat
forward and backward. See Figure 3.
Slide the lever to the left and push the seat forward or
back to the desired position. Release the lever so that it
locks the seat in place.
Figure 4
WARNING: Make sure seat is in
locked position prior to operation and
do not try to adjust the seat position
while operating the vehicle.
Cargo Box Electric
Lift Switch (Optional)
If equipped, the cargo box electric lift switch is located
on the right side of the dash panel. It activates lift to raise
and lower cargo box.
Auxiliary Light Switch
(Limited Edition Only)
If equipped, the auxiliary light switch is located on the left
side of the dash panel. It turns power on and off for the
fog lights and light bar.
Cargo Box
The cargo box is raised by a gas spring. Manually
remove the contents of the cargo box before lifting the
cargo box. Pull up on the release latch located behind
the driver’s seat and lift up the cargo box. Once the
cargo box is in the raised position, access to the engine
is possible. If equipped with a electrical lift, the cargo
box can be raised to dump cargo. See Figure 4.
IMPORTANT: Do not exceed the vehicle’s Total Load
Capacity of 1,300 lb., which includes driver, passenger,
accessories, and cargo. Do not exceed 900 lbs. in the
cargo box.
WARNING
Make sure seat is in
locked position prior
to operation and do
not try to adjust the
seat position while
operating the vehicle.
NOTE: If you are running the fog lights in addition to all
the other lights included with the Limited Edition unit,
i.e., headlights, light bar, more than 50% of the time, we
recommend you purchase the Heavy Duty Alternator Kit
to prevent excessive drain of the battery.
Rear Power Outlet Switch
IMPORTANT:
Do not exceed the
vehicle’s Total Load
Capacity of 1,300 lb.,
which includes driver,
passenger, accessories, and cargo. Do not
exceed 900 lb. in
the cargo box.
(Optional)
If equipped, the rear power outlet switch is located on the
left side of the dash panel. It turns power on and off for
the rear outlet.
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4
Operating
Your
Utility
Vehicle
WARNING: This is an off-road utility
vehicle and it should not be operated on public highways. Know and
comply with all laws and regulations
governing the use of off-highway vehicles in your
area.
2. Put unit back into Neutral.
3. Set parking brake and turn key switch to STOP
position.
4. Remove the key when not in use.
WARNING: The vehicle will roll if the
parking brake is not engaged and
locked.
IMPORTANT: Before starting the engine read this
manual and the Kohler Engine manual thoroughly to
understand all instructions.
WARNING: Do not run an engine in
an enclosed area. Move the vehicle
to an outside area before running the
engine.
IMPORTANT: Tires are shipped over-inflated. Reduce
inflation pressure in all tires to approximately 14 -18 psi.
Driving Utility Vehicle
1. Adjust the operator’s seat to the most comfortable
position that allows you to operate all controls and
pedals. See seat adjustment in the Know Your Utility
Vehicle section.
2. Adjust the seat belt to fit snugly but comfortably
around your lap, then buckle the seat belt.
Starting Engine
WARNING
This is an off-road
utility vehicle and it
should not be operated
on public highways.
Know and comply with
all laws and regulations governing the
use of off-highway
vehicles in your area.
Do not run an engine
in an enclosed area.
Move the vehicle to an
outside area before
running the engine.
The vehicle will roll
if the parking brake
is not engaged and
locked.
DO NOT use the seat
belt if the OPS has
been removed from the
utility vehicle.
WARNING: DO NOT use the seat belt
if the OPS has been removed from the
utility vehicle.
1. Sit in the operator’s seat and place key switch in
STOP position.
2. Put into Neutral.
3. Lock parking brake.
3. Make sure front wheels are turned to the desired
direction.
NOTE: There is a buzzer which will become activated
(audible sound) when the parking brake is engaged and
the unit is not in Neutral.
4. Pull up the parking brake lever to release parking
brake.
5. Move the shift lever in the center console to the
desired setting.To avoid damaging transmission,
depress brake pedal fully and make sure vehicle is
completely stopped before shifting into Forward, LOW,
or Reverse.
4. Pull out the choke knob if engine is cold.
5. Turn key to the START position.
6. Release key to the RUN position when engine starts.
NOTE: Use the Forward range when travelling on level
and stable surfaces. Use the LOW Forward range when
climbing or descending slopes or on unstable surfaces.
7. If engine does not start, wait a few seconds and
repeat procedures.
8. After engine starts, push in choke knob.
9. Release parking brake.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT run the starter continuously
for more than 5 seconds, otherwise the battery may
discharge quickly.
NOTE: If engine surges after starting while idling or driving at a low speed, apply choke as needed until engine
has warmed up.
IMPORTANT: Do not operate the engine under full load
until engine has warmed up.
Stopping Engine
WARNING: Do not stop or start
suddenly when going uphill or
downhill. Be especially cautious when
changing direction on slopes. Apply
brakes when going down slopes to maintain control
of vehicle.
6. Release brake pedal and apply pressure to the
accelerator pedal.
7. Release accelerator and apply brake pedal evenly and
firmly to slow down or stop.
1. To stop utility vehicle, release accelerator pedal and depress brake pedal until vehicle comes to a complete
stop.
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Raising & Lowering Cargo Box
Engaging 4x4 (4x4 Only)
The 4x4 switch is located on the right side of the dash
panel. See Know Your Utility Vehicle.
WARNING: To prevent the possibility
of bodily injury from unintentional
lowering of the cargo box, be sure
vehicle is on a level and stable
surface and parking brake is locked before raising
cargo box.
1. To engage, stop or slow vehicle speed and push
up on the switch. Front wheels will engage if rear
wheels are slipping.
IMPORTANT: Engage the 4x4 feature as the first option
when stuck in mud or similar situation where two wheel
drive is ineffective at moving vehicle.
Manual Lift
1. Park the vehicle safely on level ground and set
parking brake.
2. If still unable to move vehicle with the 4x4 engaged,
engage the differential lock as described below.
2. Empty cargo by hand and unlatch cargo box by
pulling up on the cargo latch.
Engaging Differential Lock
3. While holding the latch down, lift the cargo box.
The differential lock lever is located in the center console
between the seats. See Know Your Utility Vehicle.
Operating
Your
Utility
Vehicle
4. Lower and allow bed to re-latch cargo box before
operating unit.
1. To engage, stop vehicle, place into Neutral, and
pull the lever rearward. The differential will then lock
and remain so until it is disengaged, giving continuous
power to both rear wheels.
Electric Lift (Optional)
1. Park the vehicle safely and turn key to the RUN
position.
2. Raise cargo box by pressing and holding top of
electric lift switch. Release switch when box is at
desired dump height or when maximum height is
reached.
IMPORTANT: Engage the differential as the last option
when stuck in mud or similar situation or when the left
and right side wheels are turning at slightly different
speeds.
WARNING: To avoid transmission
damage, injury, or turf damage, go slow
when operating vehicle with differential
lock engaged as steering response is
noticeably reduced. Also, do not drive the unit with the
differential lock engaged on concrete, asphalt or any
high traction surfaces.
NOTE: A ratcheting noise will indicate cargo box is at
full extension. The same noise will also be heard when
cargo box is at the full down position. If lift capacity
of the power lift is exceeded, a ratcheting will also be
heard.
3. To lower cargo box, push on bottom of electric lift
switch. Turn ignition switch to the STOP position.
Disengaging Differential Lock
1. To disengage the differential lock, stop the unit, place
in Neutral, and push the lever forward.
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Dumping Load
From Cargo Box
1. Back up the vehicle to the dump site and apply
parking brake.
2. Unlatch the tailgate from cargo box.
3. If using an electric lift, raise cargo box to dump load
and lower box when empty.
WARNING
Do not stop or start
suddenly when going
uphill or downhill. Be
especially cautious
when changing direction on slopes. Apply
brakes when going
down slopes to maintain control of vehicle.
To avoid transmission
damage, injury, or
turf damage, go slow
when operating vehicle
with differential lock
engaged as steering
response is noticeably
reduced.
To prevent the possibility of bodily injury from
unintentional lowering
of the cargo box, be
sure vehicle is on a
level and stable surface and parking brake
is locked before raising
cargo box.
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4
Operating
Your
Utility
Vehicle
WARNING: The center of gravity
changes as a loaded cargo box is
raised. Do not allow rear wheel to
hang over the edge of a loading
dock or ravine. The cargo box weight may shift over
center and vehicle could tip over backwards.
The center of gravity
changes as a loaded
cargo box is raised. Do
not allow rear wheel to
hang over the edge of a
loading dock or ravine.
The cargo box weight
may shift over center
and vehicle could tip
over backwards.
A loaded cargo box
can be very heavy.
Do not attempt to
dump a loaded cargo
box unless vehicle
is equipped with an
electric lift option.
6. Avoid loads which exceed physical dimensions of
cargo box.
7. Avoid concentrated loads at rear or side of cargo box.
Be sure load is distributed evenly.
WARNING: A loaded cargo box can
be very heavy. Do not attempt to
dump a loaded cargo box unless
vehicle is equipped with an electric
lift option.
8. Reduce load and ground speed when operating over
rough or hilly terrain. DO NOT overload vehicle. Limit
loads to those that can be safely controlled.
Towing Loads
IMPORTANT: If dumping by electric lift, stop immediately if actuator clutch slippage occurs. Lower cargo
box completely and remove excess load by hand before
dumping.
WARNING: To help prevent personal
injury due to loss of control or tipping,
always tow a load slowly enough to
maintain control.
4. Reconnect the tailgate to the cargo box. Do not drive
the vehicle with cargo box in the raised position.
1. Do not tow a load that exceeds 1300 lbs.(454.5 kg)
rolling weight (i.e. trailer plus cargo) and never exceed
150 lbs. (45.5kg) tongue weight.
Loading the Cargo Box
WARNING
5. Do not load above height of cargo box front panel.
Load could shift forward striking driver or passenger or
cause driver to loose control of vehicle.
WARNING: The utility vehicle may
become unstable if the cargo box is
loaded incorrectly. Avoid loose and
shifting loads or uneven loading of
material.
1. Verify cargo box is latched before loading.
2. Securely anchor all loads in cargo box and do not
load beyond maximum capacity.
3. The maximum box capacity is 900 lbs. (362.9 kg).
4. When loading objects into vehicle, be sure load is
securely anchored and evenly distributed in cargo
box.
2. Go slow when towing a heavy load. Allow for
increased braking distance. Tow load at a speed slow
enough to maintain control.
3. Do not tow on slopes greater than 5°.
4. Be particularly cautious when towing down even
a gradual slope or turning. The extra weight tends
to push the tow vehicle and may cause you to lose
control (braking and steering ability are reduced;
towed equipment may jack-knife).
IMPORTANT: Extreme angles such as high railroad
crossings can place high bending loads on hitch connection. If traversing terrain where these conditions exist, use
of a ball or pintle type hitch is recommended.
5. Always use approved hitch and hitch point provided for
the utility vehicle. Do not modify the hitch in any way.
The utility vehicle may
become unstable if the
cargo box is loaded incorrectly. Avoid loose
and shifting loads
or uneven loading of
material.
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Transporting Vehicle
IMPORTANT: Never tow the vehicle. Transmission
damage will occur if vehicle is towed. Haul the vehicle on
a heavy-duty trailer or on a full-size truck.
1. Once the utility vehicle is loaded onto the trailer or
truck, leave transaxle gearshift lever in forward or
reverse.
2. Apply parking brake during transport.
3. Fasten vehicle to trailer or truck with straps, chains, or
cables.
Operator Protective Structure
(OPS)
This utility vehicle is equipped with a Operator Protection
Structure (OPS) and seat belts. When used together
they are effective in reducing injuries to the operator in
the event of an accidental operator. The safety provided
by the OPS is minimized if the seat belt is not properly
adjusted AND buckled. Refer to Servicing Your Utility
Vehicle for seat belt adjustment.
WARNING: Always wear the seat belt
when operating the utility vehicle
equipped with a OPS. However, if
the OPS is not present or has been
removed, the seat belt must not be used.
Use the following guidelines when using a utility vehicle
equipped with a OPS:
1. Be aware of overhead clearances in the area of
operation. Check for clearance of door (or gate)
openings and other overhead objects such as utility
lines and tree branches. Overhead objects could
catch the OPS and upset the utility vehicle.
2. Do not modify the OPS by drilling holes for, or
welding accessories to the structure.
3. Do not use the OPS to pull objects with the utility
vehicle. Use ONLY the utility vehicle hitch for pulling.
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Operating
Your
Utility
Vehicle
4. In the event of an accident, have the OPS carefully
inspected and, if necessary, replaced by your Cub
Cadet dealer. Do not attempt to repair the OPS.
WARNING
To help prevent
personal injury due
to loss of control or
tipping, always tow a
load slowly enough to
maintain control.
Always wear the seat
belt when operating
the utility vehicle
equipped with a OPS.
However, if the OPS
is not present or has
been removed, the seat
belt must not be used.
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5
Servicing
Your
Utility
Vehicle
Clean Battery and Terminals
Jumper Cables
1. Remove battery from vehicle. Always remove negative
cable first when disconnecting.
D
2. Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of
baking soda to one gallon of water.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
B
Disabled Battery
A
C
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire
brush until bright.
5. Apply petroleum jelly or silicone spray to terminals to
prevent corrosion.
Booster Battery
6. Install battery. Always install negative cable last when
connecting.
Figure 5
Engine
Jumping a Battery
Read the engine operator’s manual for any service or
maintenance information pertaining to the engine.
WARNING: Do not attempt to jump
start a frozen battery. Warm to 60 degrees F (16 degrees C). Do not smoke
near battery and wear eye protection
and gloves when handling battery.
Filling Fuel Tank
1. Stop vehicle on a level surface and apply parking brake.
WARNING
2. Turn the ignition key to the STOP position and
remove the key.
3. Allow engine to cool several minutes before you add fuel.
The battery produces a
flammable and explosive gas. Do not smoke
near battery. Wear eye
protection and gloves
when handling the
battery. Do not allow
direct metal contact
across battery posts.
The battery is sealed
and is maintenancefree. Acid levels cannot
be checked and fluid
cannot be added.
4. Clean area around fuel cap and remove cap.
1. Connect positive (+) jumper cable to booster battery
positive (+) post (A). See Figure 6.
5. Fill tank with fresh, unleaded, regular grade fuel only
to bottom of filler neck. Use a minimum of 87 octane.
2. Connect the other end of positive (+) jumper cable to
the disabled vehicle battery positive (+) post (B).
6. After refueling, make sure tank cap is closed securely.
3. Connect negative (-) jumper cable to booster battery
negative (-) post (C).
Do not attempt to jump
start a frozen battery.
Warm to 60 degrees F
(16 degrees C). Do not
smoke near battery
and wear eye protection and gloves when
handling battery.
California Proposition 65 Warning:
Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer
and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Charge battery in a
well ventilated area
and keep away from
an open flame or
pilot light as on a
water heater, space
heater, furnace, clothes
dryer or other gas
appliances.
Battery
WARNING: The battery produces
a flammable and explosive gas. Do
not smoke near battery. Wear eye
protection and gloves when handling
the battery. Do not allow direct metal
contact across battery posts.
The battery is sealed and is maintenance-free.
Acid levels cannot be checked and fluid can not be
added.
4. Connect the other end (D) of negative (-) jumper cable
to a metal part of the disabled machine frame away
from battery.
5. Start the engine of the disabled machine and run
machine for several minutes.
6. Carefully disconnect the jumper cables in the exact
reverse order: negative cable first and then the
positive cable.
Charging
WARNING: Charge battery in a well
ventilated area and keep away from an
open flame or pilot light as on a water
heater, space heater, furnace, clothes
dryer or other gas appliances.
IMPORTANT: If removing the battery for any reason,
disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it’s
If the vehicle has not been put into use for an extended
terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire.
period of time, charge the battery with an automotive type
When re-installing the battery, always connect the
12-volt charger for a minimum of one hour at six amps.
POSITIVE (Red) wire to its terminal first, followed by the
NEGATIVE (Black) wire. Be certain that the wires are
connected to the correct terminals; reversing them could
change the polarity and cause damage to your engine’s
alternating system.
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5
Replacing Headlight Bulbs
1. Raise hood to get access to the headlight assembly.
2. Turn the bulb/socket assembly approximately a
quarter turn counterclockwise to align its tabs with
the notches of the reflector, then remove from the
reflector. See Figure 6.
Servicing
Your
Utility
Vehicle
3. Unplug the wire harness from the bulb/socket
assembly.
4. Plug the new bulb/socket assembly into the wire
harness.
5. Align the tabs of the new bulb/socket assembly with
the notches of the reflector and insert the bulb. Turn
the bulb/socket assembly clockwise to lock in place.
6. Lower and secure hood.
Fuses
Figure 6
1. Unlatch and lift hood forward to get access to under
the dash panel.
2. Remove fuse holder cover. See Figure 7.
3. Remove the appropriate electrical fuse and replace
with proper amperage fuse.
4. Lower and secure hood.
WARNING
Tire Pressure
Explosive separation
of tire and rim parts is
possible when they are
serviced incorrectly.
Do not stand in front
or over tire assembly
when inflating.
WARNING: Explosive separation of
tire and rim parts is possible when
they are serviced incorrectly. Do not
stand in front or over tire assembly
when inflating.
The recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 14-18 psi for all tires. Overinflating above
recommended tire pressure can reduce the life of the tire.
Check tire pressure before driving the vehicle.
Figure 7
Wheel Replacement
WARNING: Using an unstable lifting
device and vehicle support may result
in bodily injury. Use a safe lifting
device and supports to work on raised
vehicle.
1. Stop the vehicle on a level surface and apply parking
brake.
2. Turn the ignition key to the STOP position and remove
the key.
3. Loosen but do not remove the five lug nuts from the
axle hub. See Figure 8.
Figure 8
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Using an unstable lifting device and vehicle
support may result in
bodily injury. Use a
safe lifting device and
supports to work on
raised vehicle.
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Maintenance of the Operator
Protective Structure (OPS)
Servicing
Your
Utility
Vehicle
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Figure 9
Periodically (at least every six months) visually inspect
the OPS for damage and loose fasteners. If damage is
noted, contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
If an accident has occurred which may have damaged the
OPS, have the OPS thoroughly inspected by your Cub
Cadet dealer.
WARNING: To ensure the structural integrity of the OPS to provide
operator protection, do not attempt
to straighten or weld the OPS. A
damaged OPS should be replaced.
If the OPS is removed for any reason, make sure the
proper hardware is used to reinstall it, and that the recommended torque values are applied to the fasteners.
If you are not installing new bolts when replacing or
reinstalling the OPS, apply Loctite ® 242 to the threads
of the bolts that were removed. Torque the bolts to 32 to
36 ft. lbs.
Changing Transfer Case Oil
WARNING
When lifting the rear
of the vehicle for
any reason, DO NOT
engage the wheels.
Even if the 4x4 switch
is in the OFF position,
there is a possibility
that the front wheels
may engage if the rear
wheels are spinning
fast enough.
The fluid for your
transmission has been
specially formulated
to ensure the safe and
proper operation of
your vehicle. When
changing the transmission fluid replace it
with Shell Dentax
80W-90 Low Foam Oil.
Failure to use Shell
Dentax 80W-90 Low
Foam Oil may result
in a failure of the drive
system which could
result in property damage or personal injury.
DO NOT substitute.
4. Raise rear/front of vehicle with a safe lifting device
and place support stands under vehicle frame.
WARNING: When lifting the rear of
the vehicle for any reason, DO NOT
engage the wheels. Even if the 4x4
switch is in the OFF position, there
is a possibility that the front wheels
may engage if the rear wheels are spinning fast
enough.
5. Remove the five lug nuts and the wheel. Place new
wheel on the axle hub and secure with nuts.
6. Tighten nuts diagonally until snug.
7. Remove support stands and lower vehicle.
8. Finish tightening the nuts to 65-75 lb-ft using a
torque wrench.
WARNING: The fluid for your
transmission has been specially
formulated to ensure the safe and
proper operation of your vehicle.
When changing the transmission
fluid replace it with 80W-90 Shell Dentax Low Foam
Oil. Failure to use 80W-90 Shell Dentax Low Foam
Oil may result in a failure of the drive system which
could result in property damage or personal injury.
DO NOT substitute.
1. Park vehicle on level surface, place shift lever in
Neutral, and apply parking brake.
2. Allow transmission sufficient time to cool before
attempting any maintenance or repairs.
3. Raise and secure cargo box, if manual lift.
4. Access drain plug through slot on underside of
machine and remove plug. See Figure 9.
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5. Check O-ring on drain plug and replace if missing or
in poor condition.
6. Install and tighten drain plug.
IMPORTANT: Dirt and debris in oil may cause damage
to transfer case. Clean area around opening before
removing oil cap.
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Servicing
Your
Utility
Vehicle
7. Remove oil cap and add approximately 64 oz of
80W-90 Shell Dentax Low Foam Oil.
NOTE: If necessary, you may remove the fill level plug to
assist with determining the level to which the transmission may be filled. See Figure 9. When oil begins coming
out of fill level opening, the transmission is full. Replace
fill level plug when finished.
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8. Install oil cap, and lower and latch cargo box.
Drive Belt
Figure 10
IMPORTANT: Several components must be removed in
order to change the vehicle’s drive belt. See your Cub
Cadet Dealer to have your drive belt replaced.
WARNING
Inspecting Front and Rear
Shocks
1. Inspect the front and rear shocks every 100 hours or
once a year for oil leakage. See Figure 10. If excessive oil leakage appears, have shocks repaired or
replaced by your local Cub Cadet dealer.
To ensure the structural integrity of the
OPS to provide operator protection, do not
attempt to straighten
or weld the OPS. A
damaged OPS should
be replaced.
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*OINTS
Inspecting CV Boots
1. Inspect CV boots (two on each CV joint axle end,
eight total) for tears every 50 hours. See Figure 10. If
tears or excessive wear appear, have boots replaced
by your local Cub Cadet dealer.
Figure 11
Inspecting Ball Joints
1. Inspect the upper and lower front A-arm ball joints
on each side of the vehicle and the two tie rod ends
for wear every 100 hours or once a year. See Figure
11. If excessive wear appears, have ball joints or tie
rod ends replaced by your local Cub Cadet dealer.
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Fingers or loose clothing can get caught in
rotating parts. Stop
engine and wait for all
moving parts to stop
before servicing.
5
Servicing
Your
Utility
Vehicle
Changing Brake Pads
WARNING: Using an unstable lifting
device and vehicle support may result
in bodily injury. Use a safe lifting
device and supports to work on raised
vehicle.
To gain access to the brake pads, remove the wheel as
described in the Wheel Replacement Section. If less
than .030” of material remains on the pad, replace.
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NOTE: Brake pads must be replaced as a set, ie., right
rear and left rear.
Figure 12
To change the brake pads, follow the steps below and
refer to Figure 13.
1. Remove clips at the end of the mounting bolts.
2. Remove mounting bolts securing caliper and brake
pads to mounting bracket.
3. Remove brake pads from caliper and replace with new
pads.
WARNING
Using an unstable lifting device and vehicle
support may result in
bodily injury. Use a
safe lifting device and
supports to work on
raised vehicle.
4. Press in brake piston and place caliper and new brake
pads into place in the mounting bracket, making sure
brake disc is between the two brake pads.
IMPORTANT: When pressing in brake piston, take care
not to damage rubber piston seal.
5. Secure caliper and brake pads to mounting bracket
with mounting bolts and clips removed earlier. Torque
the mounting bolts to 32 to 36 ft. lbs.
6. Replace wheel as described in Wheel Replacement
section.
Figure 13
Rear Knuckle Lubrication
1. Lubricate two grease fittings on each knuckle with 2
or 3 shots of grease every 50 hours or after each use
if consistently running unit in water deeper than axle.
See Figure 12.
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Draining CVT Cover
Drain CVT cover every 50 hours or after driving vehicle
through more than 12” of water.
1. Remove CVT cover drain plug. See Figure 14.
2. Allow water to completely drain out.
3. Reinstall drain plug, and tighten securely.
Cleaning
The body panels are scratch and impact resistant
automotive quality ABS plastic. The use of standard car
wash soap and non-abrasive car wax is acceptable for
cleaning the body panels. Avoid any abrasive cleaner
or rubbing compounds for these will damage the body
panels. Dry thoroughly to avoid water spots.
Figure 14
Servicing
Your
Utility
Vehicle
WARNING: DO NOT use a pressure
washer. Damage may occur if direct
hose spray comes in contact with
intake openings, or any other electrical components, i.e. at instrument
cluster or under dash.
WARNING
DO NOT use a pressure washer. Damage
may occur if direct
hose spray comes in
contact with intake
openings, or any other
electrical components,
i.e. at instrument
cluster or under dash.
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Service
Chart
Before
Each Use
First 10
Hours
Every 50 Every 100
Hours
Hours or 1
year
Check Transfer Case Oil

Change Transfer Case Oil
*
Tighten Wheel Bolts

Lubricate Rear Knuckles
†
Inspect OPS



Inspect Front and Rear Shocks
For information
regarding engine
service, see the
separate Engine
Owner’s Manual
included with
your unit.
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Accessories
For parts or
accessories, contact
your local Cub Cadet
dealer. To locate the
dealer nearest you
call 877-282-8684
or log onto
www.cubcadet.com.
Every 500
Hrs or 2
years
Inspect Ball Joints
Inspect CV Boots

††
Drain CVT Cover
* Change at the first 50 hours then again at 500 hours.
† Lubricate after each use if unit is run through water deeper than axle.
†† Drain after a deep water crossing (More than 12”)
DESCRIPTION
Horn (Requires Accessory Harness)
Acrylic Windshield
Glass Windshield
Glass Rear Window
Manual Wiper Kit
Electric Wiper Kit
Basic Lighting and Fuse Box Kit
Interior Cab Lining Kit
Soft Roof w/Rear Window
Hard Roof
Soft Side Door Kit
Hard Side Door Kit
Rear View Mirror
Light Bar (Requires Accessory Harness) (Standard With Limited Edition)
Winch (Requires Accessory Harness)
Hood Rack
Head Rest Kit (Standard With Limited Edition)
Electrical Accessory Harness (Standard With Limited Edition)
Heavy Duty Alternator Kit
Front Receiver
NOTE: Availability of these accessories are subject to change. Please see your local Cub Cadet service dealer for
the latest information regarding accessories for your utility vehicle.
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Engine/Electrical
Dimensions
Make
20HP** Kohler Command®
V-Twin OHV
Length/Width
119” x 63.5”
Tread Center
F: 52” / R: 50”
Type\Cylinders
4 Cycle Gas/2 Cylinders
Height (Overall)
73”
Displacement
38.0 cu. in. (624cc)
Wheelbase
78.0”
Maximum Torque
32.6 lb/ft @ 2600 RPM
1,600 lbs.
Ignition
Transistor Controlled
Weight
(Incl. Fuel & Fluids)
Lubrication
Full Pressure w/Filter
1,200 RPM (idle) / 3,850 RPM (fast)
Ground Clearance
(Under Transaxle)
10.5” to Differential
Speed (No Load)
Cooling System
Air
Air Cleaner
Replaceable, dual element
Ground Clearance
(Under Foot Platform)
9” Front
9.5” Rear
Battery
500 Cold Cranking Amps
Turn Clearance Circle
22.0 ft.
Alternator
12 Volt-15 Amp Regulated
Bed
Headlights
Two, 37.5 Watt Incandescent
51 5/8” L x 42” W x
11 1/2” ”H
Wiring
Automotive - Style Fused Control
System
Operation
Suspension
Front & Rear - Fully Independent
Dual A-Arms with Coil Over
Shocks
Parking Brake Hand Operated Mechanical Disc
Brake Type
Steering
Four Wheel 8” Hydraulic Disc
Rack & Pinion
Fuel System
Transmission
Continuously Variable (CVT -
Capacity
With CVT Cover)
Low Fuel Indicator Dash-mounted Indicator Light
Rear - Standard
Hand Operated
Front - Flip Switch in Dash
Capacity
Volume - Cargo Box
14.4 cu. ft.
Drive Chain
N/A
Cargo Box Capacity
900 lbs.
Ground Speed
0-25 mph
Seating-Capacity/Type 2 / Professional High Back
Trans axle
Fully Enclosed, Oil Bath
Towing Capacity
1,300 lbs.
Gear Selection
Forward Hi-Low, Neutral,
Reverse
Payload Capacity*
1,300 lbs.
Type
Differential Lock
7 Gallons
Overall Reduction Ratio Low 29.8:1 / High 16.7:1
Cargo Box
Rear Axle Housing
Material
14-Gauge Steel
Attachment
Rubber Isolated
Cast Iron
Features
Rear Hitch
Standard 2” Rear Receiver
Tires
Dual Cup Holders
Standard
Trail Front
25” x 10” - 12”
Additional Storage
Dash Box
Trail Rear
25” x 11” - 12”
Power Port
12V, Dash Mounted
Trail Front (Radial) ††
26” x 10” - 14”
Front Bumper
Standard
Trail Rear (Radial) ††
26” x 12” - 14”
Front Brush Guard
Standard - (Front bumper
req.)
Turf ‡
24” x 9.50” - 12”
Electric Bed Lift
Optional
Rubber Floor Mats †
Optional
Horn
Optional
*Includes 200 lb. operator, 200 lb. passenger, and maximum bed capacity.
**As rated by engine manufacturer.
† Standard on Camo and Limited Edition Units
†† Limited Edition
‡ 4x2
NOTE: Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Specifications
For parts or
accessories, contact
your local Cub Cadet
dealer. To locate the
dealer nearest you
call 877-282-8684
or log onto
www.cubcadet.com.
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Problem
Engine will not start
Possible Cause(s)
Battery has low voltage.
Loose or corroded battery connections.
Fuse is blown.
Spark plug wire is loose or disconnected.
Trouble
Shooting
Faulty spark plug or coil.
No Fuel or improper fuel.
Plugged fuel filter.
Defective starter solenoid.
Open-circuit in wiring.
Engine is hard
to start
Plugged fuel filter.
Carburetor not adjusted properly or dirty.
Engine oil viscosity too heavy.
For repairs beyond
minor adjustments
or corrections,
contact your nearest
Cub Cadet service
dealer or call
1-877-282-8684.
If you would like
to order a Service
Manual, please
call the Publications
Department at
800-800-7310.
Engine is cold.
Spark plug is fouled.
Faulty spark plug or wire.
Loose or corroded electrical connections.
Stale or improper fuel.
Engine misses
under load
Choke not being used or adjusted incorrectly.
Faulty spark plug.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Plugged fuel filter.
Faulty coil or wire.
Engine vapor locks
Poor quality fuel or methanol.
Very hot weather conditions.
Fuel tank vent plugged.
Engine runs unevenly
Dirt in fuel filter.
Loose electrical connections.
Choke or throttle cable sticking.
Fuel line or fuel filter plugged.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Improper fuel.
Air cleaner element plugged.
Carburetor not adjusted correctly.
Engine overheats
Spark plug is fouled.
Air cleaner element missing or plugged.
Carburetor air intake tube plugged.
Engine oil low.
Engine operated too long at slow engine speed.
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Problem
Possible Cause(s)
Engine knocks
Low engine speed.
Stale or low octane fuel.
Engine loses power
Engine overloaded.
Engine overheating
Too much oil in engine
Faulty spark plug
Fuel supply being restricted
Fuel filter plugged
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Trouble
Shooting
Fuel line pinched or kinked
Fuel pump output not adjusted to specification.
Improper fuel
Starter does not work
Air cleaner element plugged
Loose or corroded connections.
Low battery output
Sulfate or worn-out battery.
Faulty starter.
Starter crank slowly
Low battery output.
Sulfated or worn-out battery.
Engine oil too heavy.
Entire electrical system
does not work
Loose or corroded connections.
Blown fuse.
Loose or corroded connections.
Sulfated or worn-out battery.
Dead Battery
Shorted starter solenoid.
Key switch not turned to STOP position.
Sulfated or worn-out battery.
Battery light comes on
when engine is running
Low engine speed.
Faulty voltage regulator.
Faulty battery.
Faulty alternator
Indicator lights do not
come on when key
switch is in START
position
Battery will not take a
charge
Grounded wire in circuit.
Faulty bulb.
Faulty wiring.
Faulty sensor.
Dead battery.
Loose or corroded connections.
Sulfated or worn-out battery.
Fluid level low.
Hard to Shift
Gears not lined up. Flip throttle
and let it return to idle. If still hard
to shift, contact your nearest Cub
Cadet dealer.
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For repairs beyond
minor adjustments
or corrections,
contact your nearest
Cub Cadet service
dealer or call
1-877-282-8684.
If you would like
to order a Service
Manual, please
call the Publications
Department at
800-800-7310.
CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The California Air Resources Board and MTD Consumer Group Inc are pleased to explain the evaporative emission control system warranty on your 2006 utility
vehicle. In California, new utility vehicle must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. MTD Consumer Group Inc must
warrant the EECS on your utility vehicle for the period of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your utility
vehicle.
Your EECS may include parts such as the carburetor, fuel-injection system, the ignition system, catalytic converter, fuel tanks, fuel lines, fuel caps, valves,
canisters, filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and other associated emission-related components.
Where a warrantable condition exists, MTD Consumer Group Inc will repair your utility vehicle at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This evaporative emission control system is warranted for two years. If any evaporative emission-related part on your equipment is defective, the part will be
repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the utility vehicle owner, you are responsible for performance of the required maintenance listed in your owner’s manual. MTD Consumer Group Inc recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your utility vehicle, but MTD Consumer Group Inc cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts.
As the utility vehicle owner, you should however be aware that MTD Consumer Group Inc may deny you warranty coverage if your utility vehicle or a part has failed
due to abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your utility vehicle to MTD Consumer Group Inc’s distribution center or service center as soon as the problem exists. The
warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have a question regarding your warranty coverage, you should
contact the MTD Consumer Group Inc Service Department at 1-800-800-7310.
GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE:
MTD Consumer Group Inc warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the utility vehicle is: Designed, built and equipped so as to
conform with all applicable regulations; and free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause the failure of a warranted part to be identical in all material
respects to that part as described in MTD Consumer Group Inc’s application for certification.
The warranty period begins on the date the utility vehicle is delivered to an ultimate purchaser or first placed into service. The warranty period is two years.
Subject to certain conditions and exclusions as stated below, the warranty on emission-related parts is as follows:
1. Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied, is warranted for the warranty period
stated above. If the part fails during the period of warranty coverage, the part will be repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc according to subsection
(4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period.
2. Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the warranty period stated above. Any such
part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining warranty period.
3. Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the period of time before the
first scheduled replacement date for that part. If the part fails before the first scheduled replacement, the part will be repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer
Group Inc according to subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the
first scheduled replacement point for the part.
4. Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty provisions herein must be performed at a warranty station at no charge to the owner.
5. Notwithstanding the provisions herein, warranty services or repairs will be provided at all of our distribution centers that are franchised to service the subject
engines or equipment.
6. The utility vehicle owner will not be charged for diagnostic labor that is directly associated with diagnosis of a defective, emission-related warranted part,
provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a warranty station.
7. MTD Consumer Group Inc is liable for damages to other engine or equipment components proximately caused by a failure under warranty of any warranted
part.
8. Throughout the utility vehicle warranty period stated above, MTD Consumer Group Inc will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the expected
demand for such parts.
9. Any replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs and must be provided without charge to the owner. Such use will
not reduce the warranty obligations of MTD Consumer Group Inc.
10.Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board may not be used. The use of any non-exempted add-on or modified parts by the
ultimate purchaser will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claims. MTD Consumer Group Inc will not be liable to warrant failures of warranted parts caused
by the use of a non-exempted add-on or modified part.
WARRANTED PARTS:
The repair or replacement of any warranted part otherwise eligible for warranty coverage may be excluded from such warranty coverage if MTD Consumer Group
Inc demonstrates that the utility vehicle has been abused, neglected, or improperly maintained, and that such abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance was the
direct cause of the need for repair or replacement of the part. That notwithstanding, any adjustment of a component that has a factory installed, and properly
operating, adjustment limiting device is still eligible for warranty coverage. The following emission warranty parts list are covered: Fuel Line, Fuel Line Clamps
CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
(COMMERCIAL USE)
The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET LLC
(“CUB CADET”) 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 one (1) year for commercial users,
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
material 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, 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.
Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows:
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty with 100%
replacement during the first three months. After three months, the
battery replacement credit is based on the months remaining in the
twelve (12) month period dating back to the original date of sale. Any
replacement battery will be warranted only for the remainder of the
original warranty period.
All belts are covered by a one (1) year limited warranty against
defects in material and workmanship.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, THROUGH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED CUB
CADET DEALER. To locate the dealer in your area, please check for
a listing in the 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:
The engine or component parts thereof. These items may carry a
separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, tune-ups, or
adjustments such as brake adjustments, or clutch adjustments; and
normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure.
Normal wear parts or components, including batteries, belts, seats
and tires.
CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States of America, its possessions
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.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the applicable
period of express written warranty above. No other express warranty
or guaranty, whether written or oral, except as mentioned above,
given by any person or entity, including the dealer, 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. (Some states do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to
you.)
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 damages including,
without limitation, to any claim for loss of profits, loss of savings
or revenue, loss of the use of the equipment or any associated
equipment, facilities or service, downtime, the claims or costs of
third parties including customers, and injury to property, and further
including expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care
services, for transportation or for related expenses, or for rental
expenses to temporarily replace a warranted product. (Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above exclusion 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 the 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 use or misuse
or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or original lessee.
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
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
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 are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of purchase.
Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items such as: 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 1-877-2828684, or log on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items may carry a
separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable manufacturer’s
warranty for terms and conditions.
b. Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate one year
warranty.
c. 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.
e. Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
f. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
g. 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.
d. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported
outside of the United States, its possessions and territories, except
those sold through Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684