Cub Cadet Z-Force S 48 Operator`s manual

Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
Z-Force S 48
Liquid Propane Gas
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-05904
(March 9, 2010)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Cub Cadet Zero-Turn Tractor. It was
carefully engineered to provide excellent performance when
properly operated and maintained.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone your local Cub Cadet dealer or contact us directly. Cub
Cadet’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website address
and mailing address can be found on this page. We want to
ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. We reserve
the right to change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices......................................... 3 Service..................................................................... 25
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 9 Troubleshooting..................................................... 30
Controls & Features.................................................12 Replacement Parts..................................................31
Operation.................................................................15 Attachments & Accessories................................... 33
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................19 Warranties.............................................................. 34
Record Product Information
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by standing at the left side of the tractor, pivoting
the seat forward and looking down at the seat frame. This
information will be necessary, should you seek technical support
via our web site or with your local Cub Cadet dealer.
Model Number
Serial Number
Customer Support
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.cubcadet.com
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Locate your nearest Cub Cadet Dealer at (877) 282-8684
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Write us at Cub Cadet LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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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!
California Proposition 65
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.
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
DANGER! This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
General Operation
1.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
2.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
3.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and should be trained and supervised
by an adult.
4.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
instruction.
5.
To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury,
keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet
from the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
6.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys, and other
foreign objects which could be picked up and thrown by
the blade(s). Thrown objects can cause serious personal
injury.
7.
Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, sidewalks, bystanders and the like. Also,
avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction
which may cause discharged material to ricochet back
toward the operator.
8.
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation and while performing an adjustment or repair
to protect your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can
cause serious injury to the eyes.
9.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes and jewelry can be
caught in movable parts. Never operate this machine in
bare feet or sandals.
10.
Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge direction
and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower
without the discharge cover or entire grass catcher in its
proper place.
11.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
cutting deck. Contact with the blade(s) can amputate
hands and feet.
12.
A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade
contact or thrown object injuries.
13.
Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, or
roads and while not cutting grass.
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14.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways. This machine is not intended for use on any
public roadway.
15.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
16.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
17.
Never carry passengers.
18.
Back up slowly. Always look down and behind before and
while backing to avoid a back-over accident. Be aware
and pay attention to the safety system function that
stops power to the blades when driving in reverse. If not
fuctioning properly, contact an authorized dealer for safety
system inspection and repair.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over
accidents which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you
feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this
manual to measure slopes before operating this machine on
a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees as
shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this machine on that
area or serious injury could result.
Do:
1.
Mow across slopes, not up and down. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
19.
Slow down before turning. Operate the machine smoothly.
Avoid erratic operation and excessive speed.
2.
20.
Disengage blade(s), set parking brake, stop engine and wait
until the blade(s) come to a complete stop before removing
grass catcher, emptying grass, unclogging chute, removing
any grass or debris, or making any adjustments.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
3.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed so that you
will not have to stop while on the slope. Avoid starting
or stopping on a slope. If the tires are unable to maintain
traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly and
carefully straight down the slope.
4.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
5.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine.
6.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do
not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Rapid
acceleration or deceleration could cause the front of the
machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards, which
could cause serious injury.
21.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off
blade(s), place drive control levers in neutral, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key before dismounting.
22. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck. This machine should not be driven up or
down ramp(s), because the machine could tip over, causing
serious personal injury. The machine must be pushed
manually on ramp(s) to load or unload properly.
23.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
24.
Check overhead clearances carefully before driving under
low hanging tree branches, wires, door openings etc.,
where the operator may be struck or pulled from the
machine, which could result in serious injury.
25.
Disengage all attachment clutches, set the parking brake to
the ‘on’ position.
26.
Your machine is designed to cut normal residential grass of
a height no more than 10”. Do not attempt to mow through
unusually tall, dry grass (e.g., pasture) or piles of dry leaves.
Dry grass or leaves may contact the engine exhaust and/
or build up on the mower deck presenting a potential fire
hazard.
27.
Use only accessories and attachments approved for this
machine by the machine manufacturer. Read, understand
and follow all instructions provided with the approved
accessory or attachment.
28. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are
involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related
injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability
to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves and others from serious injury.
29.
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Slope Operation
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgment. Contact your customer service
representative for assistance.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Do Not:
1.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then turn slowly
uphill and use extra care while turning.
2.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments. The
mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge
of a cliff, ditch, or if an edge caves in.
3.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on
the ground.
4.
Do not use a grass catcher on steep slopes.
5.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
6.
Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments (e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller, etc.) on slopes greater than 5
degrees. When going down hill, the extra weight tends to
push the tractor and may cause you to lose control (e.g.
tractor may speed up, braking and steering ability are
reduced, attachment may jack-knife and cause tractor to
overturn).
Children
1.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. They do not understand
the dangers. Never assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
2.
Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
To avoid back-over accidents, always look behind
and down for small children.
Never carry children, even with the blade(s) shut off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
Use extreme care when 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 machine.
Keep children away from hot or running engines.
They can suffer burns from a hot muffler.
Remove key when machine is unattended to prevent unauthorized operation.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and should be trained and supervised
by an adult.
Towing
1.
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for
towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
2.
Follow the manufacturers recommendation for weight
limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
3.
Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
4.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause
loss of traction and loss of control.
5.
The maximum weight on the hitch is 50 lbs and the
maximum towed load is 500 lbs.
6.
Never allow passengers on the towed equipment.
7.
Loss of traction can occur on slopes, 5° (9 %) maximum
grade.
8.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
9.
Use caution during turns to avoid jack-knifing.
10.
Use extra caution when operating in reverse.
11.
Do not modify or repair the hitch, replace the hitch if
damaged.
12.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
13.
Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill.
Service
Related to Fuel:
DANGER! Never have the mower near an open
flame or spark, or allow smoking when refueling the
system. Always handle LPG cylinders with care.
LPG is a safe but highly flammable fuel.
1.
Always handle LPG with care. LPG is a safe but highly
flammable fuel. Please respect it.
2.
LPG causes skin burns on contact. Aviod contact and wear
appropriate clothing, gloves and eyewear.
3.
If you smell or see gas, or hear the hiss of escaping gas,
immediately get away from the cylinder and contact your
local fire department.
4.
Do not smoke or permit others to smoke while handling
LPG.
5.
Do not expose the cylinder to heat above 120°F.
6.
Always close the valves on the cylinders when not in use.
7.
Use only cylinders that meet code #49 of the federal
regulation #173.34.
8.
Use LPG classified HD-5 by National Gas Processors
Association (NGPA).
9.
Never attempt to remove an LPG cylinder while the mower
is running.
10.
Cylinders must be filled by trained personnel only.
11.
Store cylinders in well ventilated and unoccupied buildings
away from sparks and flames.
12.
Always shut off the engine and permit it to cool before
removing the fuel line and/or the LPG cylinder.
13.
When removing and/or replacing fuel lines on the LPG
tanks, make sure that the nozzles are free of any debris
that might clog or damage the nozzle. Debris in the nozzle
or damage to the nozzle may cause a failure of the check
valve, which may compromise the seal and become a fire
hazard.
General Service
DANGER! Never modify or tamper with the
cylinder, hoses, check valves, shut-off valve, or
regulator as this could result in poor system
performance, leakage, and a fire hazard.
1.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless,
and deadly gas.
2.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain the
blade(s) and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wires and remove the key from the ignition to
prevent unintended starting.
3.
Periodically check to make sure the blades come to
complete stop within approximately (7) seven seconds
after operating the blade disengagement control. If
the blades do not stop within the this time frame, your
machine should be serviced.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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4.
5.
6
Regularly check the safety interlock system for proper
function, as described later in this manual. If the safety
interlock system does not function properly, have your
machine serviced.
Check the blade(s) and engine mounting bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade(s)
for damage (e.g., excessive wear, bent, cracked). Replace
the blade(s) with the original equipment manufacturer’s
(O.E.M.) blade(s) only, listed in this manual. “Use of parts
which do not meet the original equipment specifications
may lead to improper performance and compromise
safety!”
6.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves,
and use extra caution when servicing them.
7.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
8.
Never tamper with the safety interlock system or other
safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
9.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the engine.
Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage. Repair
the damage before starting and operating.
10.
Never attempt to make adjustments or repairs to the
machine while the engine is running.
11.
Grass catcher components and the discharge cover are
subject to wear and damage which could expose moving
parts or allow objects to be thrown. For safety protection,
frequently check components and replace immediately
with original equipment manufacturer’s (O.E.M.) parts only,
listed in this manual. Use of parts which do not meet the
original equipment specifications may lead to improper
performance and compromise safety!
12.
Do not change the engine governor settings or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
13.
Do not tamper with or adjust the regulator since the
LPG system and the engine warranty will be voided and
the exhaust emissions compromised — this could result
damage to the engine and exhaust system with possible
fines imposed by the EPA or CARB. The regulator is factory
set to provide optimal performance in regard to power and
emissions.
14.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
15.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Do not modify engine
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
Notice Regarding Emissions
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline and LPG,
and may include the following emission control systems: Engine
Modification (EM) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Spark Arrestor
Warning! This machine 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.
Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
WARNING — ROTATING BLADES
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the cutting deck. Contact with the
blade(s) can amputate hands and feet.
WARNING — THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can cause serious personal injury.
WARNING — THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can cause serious personal injury.
BYSTANDERS
Keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet from the machine while it is in
operation.
WARNING — SLOPE OPERATION
Do not operate this machine on a slope greater than 15 degrees.
DANGER — ROTATING BLADES
To reduce the risk of injury, keep hands and feet away. Do not operate unless discharge cover
or grass catcher is in its proper place. If damaged, replace immediately.
CAUTION/DANGER — OVERFILLING IS HAZARDOUS/FLAMMABLE GAS & LIQUID
This cylinder is designed to contain a liquified petroleum gas under pressure that is
highly flammable, operating & servicing of this cylinder must be conducted by persons
properly trained & qualified in accordance with local, state, federal or provincial jurisdiction
requirements.
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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Section 2 — Safe Operation Practices
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(repr
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s a 15
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Operate Z-Force-S zero turn tractors across the face of slopes rather than up and down. Begin with the first pass across the
bottom of the slope and turn uphill at the end of each pass whenever possible.
WARNING! Do not operate your lawn mower on such slopes. Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a
rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury.
Use this page as a guide to determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
15°
dotte
or a fence post
or a corner of a building...
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Sight and hold this level with a vertical tree...
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Crate
•
One Lawn Tractor
•
One Oil Drain Hose
•
One Deck Wash Hose Coupler
•
One Z-Force S Tractor Operator’s
Manual
•
One Engine Operator’s Manual
•
LPG Tank Strap Assemblies
•
One Hardware Pack
Tractor Preparation
Initial LPG Tank Fill-Up
Unpacking the Tractor
1.
Remove the upper crating material from the shipping pallet,
and cut any bands or tie straps securing the tractor to the
pallet.
2.
If the deck is not in the highest mowing position (pushed all
the way forward), use the deck lift pedal to raise the deck to
its highest position. Refer to the Controls & Features section
for instructions on raising and lowering the deck.
3.
Disengage the parking brake.
4.
Engage the transmission bypass rods on each side of the
tractor; then carefully roll the tractor off the shipping pallet.
The transmission bypass rods (one for each the RH and LH
transmission) are located on the rear of the tractor, just
inside each rear wheel. Disengage the bypass rods. See Fig.
3-1.
NOTE: The vapor withdrawal service valve of the Aluminum
Outdoor Equipment Propane Cylinder is fitted with left-hand
threaded safety coupler. Typical forklift cylinders withdraw liquid
propane and have right-handed safety couplers. The different
safety couplers prevent users from installing cylinders on the
wrong equipment.
The LPG tank is shipped separately and will need to be purged
before the initial fill-up.
It is important to properly purge new propane cylinders before
the first fill. The authorized LP-Gas filler should follow proper
purge guidelines outlined in NPGA Bulletin #133.89(a).
Once properly purged, fill the cylinder through the fill valve with
Overfill Prevention Device (OPD) in accordance with section 7.4
of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, NFPA 58-2008.
Installing the LPG Tank Straps
The tank straps need to be installed before the tank can be
installed. To install the tank proceed as follows:
Transmission
Bypass Rods
1.
Remove the strap assemblies, alignment pin and two bolts
from the box. Then remove the four hex screws and flange
lock nuts from the manual bag.
2.
Mount the alignment pin to the strap assembly using the
two bolts. See Fig. 3-2. Then using the hex screws and
flange lock nuts mount the strap assemblies to the mount
plate as shown in Fig. 3-2.
Strap Assemblies
Keyhole Slot
Hex Screws
Alignment Pin
Figure 3-1
5.
Remove the deck wash system nozzle adapter and oil drain
tube from the manual bag and store for future use.
Bolts
Mount Plate
Flange Lock Nuts
Figure 3-2
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Installing the LPG Tank
Steering Wheel Column
1.
The steering wheel column is tilted all the way back for shipping
purposes. To tilt the column forward, press the steering tilt pedal.
Release the steering tilt pedal when the column is in the desired
position.
Open the straps and carefully place the LPG tank into the
straps with the cylinder valve guard towards the left. Be
sure that the alignment pin fits into the slot on the bottom
of the cylinder valve guard. See Fig. 3-3.
Steering Wheel
Cylinder Valve Guard
1.
Remove the hardware for attaching the steering wheel
from beneath the steering wheel cap. Carefully pry off the
steering wheel cover to remove the hardware.
2.
With the wheels of the tractor pointing straight forward,
place the steering wheel over the steering shaft.
3.
Place the flat washer and belleville washer over the
steering wheel and secure with the hex screw. See Fig. 3-5.
Steering Wheel Cover
Flat Washer
Hex Screw
Slot
Belleville Washer
Steering Wheel
Alignment Pin
Figure 3-3
2.
When the tank is in place, secure it by locking down the
straps (A). See Fig. 3-4.
Steering Wheel
Column
Figure 3-5
A
4.
A
C
B
Figure 3-4
3.
Install the regulator hose on the LPG tank fuel valve (B) and
secure it by twisting it counter-clockwise(C). See Fig. 3-4.
NOTE: The hose has left-handed threads to prevent
improper usage.
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Section 2— Assembly & Set-Up
Place the steering wheel cover over the center of the
steering wheel and push downward until it “clicks” into
place.
Install Operator’s Seat
Connecting the Battery Cables
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.
To install the seat proceed as follows:
NOTE: The seat is shipped with the seat switch and seat pan
attached. A second person may be needed to hold the seat.
1.
Cut any straps securing the seat assembly to the tractor.
Remove any packing material.
Caution: When attaching battery cables, always
connect the POSITIVE (Red) wire to its terminal first,
followed by the NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
NOTE: Be careful not to cut the wiring harness connecting the
seat and the seat switch in the bottom of the seat.
2.
Remove the two shoulder bolts and lock nuts in the seat
pan as shown in Fig. 3-6.
For shipping reasons, both battery cables on your equipment
may have been left disconnected from the terminals at the
factory. To connect the battery cables, proceed as follows:
NOTE: The positive battery terminal is marked Pos. (+). The
negative battery terminal is marked Neg. (–).
NOTE: If the positive battery cable is already attached, skip
ahead to step 2.
1.
Remove the plastic cover, if present, from the positive
battery terminal and attach the red cable to the positive
battery terminal (+) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-8.
Figure 3-6
3.
Rotate the seat into position and secure the seat into place
with the previously removed shoulder bolts and lock nuts.
Be careful not to crimp or damage the wire harness while
installing the seat. See Fig. 3-7.
Figure 3-8
2.
Remove the plastic cover, if present, from the negative
battery terminal and attach the black cable to the negative
battery terminal (–) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-8.
3.
Position the red rubber boot over the positive battery
terminal to help protect it from corrosion.
NOTE: If the battery is put into service after the date shown
on top/side of battery, charge the battery as instructed in the
Maintenance section your Operator’s Manual prior to operating
the tractor.
Figure 3-7
Section 2 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Controls & Features
LPG Tank
Relief
Valve
Valve
R
TA
H
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1/4 I1/2
ZON
V
OK
F
L
E
Ignition
Switch
Parking Break
Module
Engagement Lever
L
E R
TICA
A DD
L.P.
GAS
FUEL
PTO Switch
OK
Hour Meter/
Indicator Panel
Fill
Fuel
Valve
Fuel
Gauge
Index Plate
Deck Lift Pedal
Throttle Control
Seat Adjustment Lever
Drive Pedal
Reverse Pedal
Figure 4-1
NOTE: References to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR indicate that
Ignition Switch Module
position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the
operator’s seat.
Warning! Never
leave a running
Deck Lift Pedal
machine unattended.
Always disengage
PTO, set parking
10
8
12
6
brake, stop engine
14
4
2
H
9
and remove key to
11
7
13
5
15
3
prevent unintended
L
starting.
The deck lift pedal is located near the front of the tractor on the
To start the engine, insert the key
left of the foot platform and is used to raise and lower the mower into the ignition switch and turn
deck. The deck lift pedal has 17 positions including the transport
clockwise to the START position.
position.
Release the key into the NORMAL MOWING MODE position once
the engine has fired.
Push the pedal forward and rock back to lock into the transport
position, locking behind the notch on the front of the index
To stop the engine, turn the ignition key counter-clockwise to the
plate. Remove and replace the lock pin into the desired height
STOP position.
index hole, then push pedal forward and rock forward to unlock
Caution: Prior to operating the tractor, refer to
and slowly allow the pedal to move back until it reaches the lock
both
Safety Interlock Switches and Starting The
pin.
Engine in the Operation section of this manual for
detailed instructions regarding the Ignition Switch
Module and operating the tractor in REVERSE
CAUTION MODE.
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PTO (Power Take-Off ) Switch
Hour Meter/Indicator Panel
The PTO switch is located on the LH console to
the left of the operator’s seat.
The hour meter/indicator panel is
located on the LH console to the left of
the operator’s seat.
The PTO switch operates the electric PTO
clutch mounted on the bottom of the engine
crankshaft. Pull the switch knob upward to
engage the PTO clutch, or push the knob
downward to disengage the clutch.
Hour Meter Features
HOURS 1/10
The hour meter records the hours that
the tractor has been operated in the
digital display (tenths of an hour - right
most digit).
The PTO switch must be in the “disengaged”
position when starting the engine.
Transmission Bypass Rods (Not Visible)
The transmission bypass rods (one for each the RH and LH
transmission) are located on the rear of the tractor, just inside
each rear wheel, below the storage trays.
When engaged, the two rods open a bypass within the
hydrostatic transmissions, which allows the tractor to be pushed
short distances by hand.
Caution: Never tow your tractor. Towing the
tractor with the rear wheels on the ground may
cause severe damage to the transmissions.
Cup Holder
The cup holder is located on the LH console to the left of the
operator’s seat.
OIL
BATT.
PTO /
BLADE
PARK
BRAKE
NOTE: The hour meter is activated whenever the ignition switch
is turned to the “ON” position. Keep a record of the actual hours
of operation to assure all maintenance procedures are completed
according to the instructions in this manual and the engine
manual.
When key is turned to the “ON” position, the battery indicator
light briefly illuminates and the battery voltage is briefly
displayed. The display then changes to the accumulated hours.
The Indicator Monitor will also remind the operator of
maintenance intervals for changing the engine oil. The LCD
will alternately flash, “CHG” ; “OIL” and the recorded hours for
five minutes after every 50 hours of recorded operation. The
maintenance interval lasts for two hours (from 50-52, 100-102,
150-152, etc.). The LCD will flash as described for five minutes
every time the tractor’s engine is started during this maintenance
interval. Follow the oil change intervals provided in the engine
manual.
Storage Tray
The storage tray is located at the rear of the LH console.
Seat Adjustment Lever
The seat adjustment lever is located below the front/left of the
seat. The lever allows for adjustment of the fore to aft position
of the operator’s seat. Refer to the Maintenance & Adjustments
section for instructions on adjusting the seat position.
Fuel Valve
The fuel valve is located on the front of the LPG Tank. When
turned in a clockwise direction until it stops, it will shut off the
flow of fuel to the engine. When turned in a counter-clockwise
direction it will open and allow fuel to flow to the engine.
Fuel Gauge
O
1/4 I1/2
ZON
R
TA
H
E
V
OK
F
L
Located on the front of the LPG
tank, the fuel gauge measures the
fuel level in each tank.
L
E R
TICA
A DD
L.P.
GAS
FUEL
OK
Section 4 — Controls & Features
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Indicator Panel Features
Parking Brake Engagement Lever
Battery Indicator
The parking brake engagement lever is located on the left
of the seat box frame, and is used to engage the parking
brake.
Illuminates and the battery voltage is displayed briefly when the
ignition switch it turned to the “ON” position.
Illuminates to indicate the battery voltage has dropped below
11.5 (+0.5/-1.0) volts. The battery voltage is also displayed on
the hour meter. If this indicator and display come on during
operation, check the battery and charging system for possible
causes and/or contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
Oil Pressure Indicator (If Engine So Equipped)
This warning lamp indicates low engine oil pressure. If the
indicator comes on while the engine is running, stop the engine
immediately and check for possible causes. Do not run the
engine while this indicator is illuminated. Contact your Cub
Cadet dealer to have the tractor and engine inspected.
NOTE: The oil pressure indicator may illuminate when the
ignition switch is in the ON position, but should turn off when
the engine is started.
PTO Engaged Indicator
This indicator illuminates when the PTO switch is pulled upward
in the “ENGAGED” position and the ignition switch is turned
to the “START” position. Check this indicator if the engine will
not crank with the ignition switch in the “START” position. If
necessary, move the PTO switch to the “DISENGAGED” position.
Parking Brake Engaged Indicator
This indicator illuminates when the parking brake is in the
DISENGAGED position and the ignition switch is turned to the
“START” position. Check this indicator if the engine will not crank
with the ignition switch in the “START” position. If necessary,
move the parking brake to the ENGAGED position.
This indicator also illuminates when the ignition switch is turned
to the “START” position and the RH and/or LH drive control levers
are in a position other than the fully out in neutral position. Move
the control levers fully outward.
The throttle control is located on the RH console
to the right of the operator’s seat. When set in a
given position, a uniform engine speed will be
maintained.
S
W
Push the throttle control handle forward to increase
the engine speed. The tractor is designed to operate
with the throttle control in the fast position (full
throttle) when the tractor is being driven and the
mower deck is engaged.
FAST
Throttle Control
Pull the throttle control handle rearward to decrease the engine
speed.
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Section 4— Controls & Features
Pull the lever reward to stop the tractor or slow it down.
Pull the lever fully rearward and to the right; then into the
short “J” slot to engage the brake.
Pull the lever up out of the “J” slot and to the left; then
completely forward to disengage the parking brake.
Drive Pedal
The drive pedal is located on the right side
of the tractor, along the running board. Press
the drive pedal forward to cause the tractor to
travel forward. Ground speed is also controlled
with the drive pedal. The further forward the
pedal is pivoted, the faster the tractor will travel. The pedal will
return to its original position when it’s not pressed.
Reverse Pedal
The reverse pedal is located on the right
side of the tractor along the running board.
Ground speed is also controlled with the
reverse pedal. The further downward the
pedal is pivoted, the faster the tractor will
travel. The pedal will return to its original
position when it’s not pressed.
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Operation
General Safety
Before Operating Your Tractor
•
RECEIVE INSTRUCTION — Entirely read this operator’s
manual. Learn to operate this machine SAFELY. Do not risk
INJURY or DEATH. Allow only those who have become
competent in its usage to operate this tractor.
•
Before you operate the tractor, study this manual carefully
to familiarize yourself with the operation of all the
instruments and controls. It has been prepared to help you
operate and maintain your tractor efficiently.
•
Before starting the engine or beginning operation, be
familiar with the controls. The operator should be in the
operator’s seat. The PTO switch must be in the disengaged
position and the parking brake engaged.
•
Use only cylinders that meet code #49 of the federal
regulation #173.34.
•
•
Keep all shields in place. Keep away from moving parts.
Use LPG classified HD-5 by National Gas Processors
Association (NGPA).
•
NO RIDERS! Keep all people and pets a safe distance away.
Look behind and down to both sides of the tractor before
and while backing up.
•
Check the engine oil level.
•
Clean the air cleaner element if necessary.
•
Check the tire inflation pressures.
Adjust the seat for operator’s maximum comfort, visibility
and for maintaining complete control of the tractor.
•
DO NOT direct the mower discharge at people.
•
•
Avoid slopes where possible. Never operate on slopes
greater than 15°. Slopes with a greater incline present
dangerous operating conditions. Tractors can be rolled
over.
Safety Interlock Switches
•
Before leaving the operator’s seat: Shut off the PTO and
engage the parking brake, shut off the engine and remove
the ignition key. Wait for all movement to stop before
servicing or cleaning.
•
Avoid any sudden movements of the steering wheel when
starting and stopping. Keep a firm grip on the steering
wheel.
•
Be careful when operating near roadways. Stop the tractor
motion and wait for vehicles to pass before operating
along the road.
•
Do not operate the tractor with the mower deck removed.
Removal of the deck will change the balance of the tractor,
and could contribute to a tractor rollover.
•
Avoid operation on traction surfaces that are unstable; use
extreme caution if the surface is slippery.
•
Slow down before turning and come to a complete stop
before any zero turn maneuver.
•
Do not stop the tractor or park the tractor over
combustible materials such as dry grass, leaves, debris, etc.
This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system for the
protection of the operator. If the interlock system should ever
malfunction, do not operate the tractor. Contact your Cub Cadet
dealer.
•
The safety interlock system prevents the engine from
cranking or starting unless the parking brake is engaged,
and the PTO (Blade Engage) knob is in the disengaged
(OFF) position.
•
The engine will automatically shut off if the operator leaves
the seat before engaging the parking brake.
Warning! Do not operate the tractor if the
interlock system is malfunctioning. This system was
designed for your safety and protection.
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Starting the Engine
Cold Weather Starting
Warning! This tractor is equipped with a safety
interlock system designed for the protection of the
operator. Do not operate the tractor if any part of
the interlock system is malfunctioning. Periodically
check the functions of the interlock system for
proper operation.
When starting the engine at temperatures near or below
freezing, ensure the correct viscosity motor oil is used in the
engine and the battery is fully charged. Start the engine as
follows:
1.
Be sure the battery is in good condition. A warm battery
has much more starting capacity than a cold battery.
NOTE: Battery should provide 11.0 VDC during cranking
for shut-off valve to function correctly. This also provides
desired engine cranking speed.
Warning! For personal safety, the operator must
be sitting in the tractor seat when starting the
engine.
2.
Set the throttle slightly faster than the slow position.
1.
Open the fuel supply valve.
3.
Crank engine for about 5 seconds and stop.
2.
Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat with the speed
control pedals in the neutral/start position.
4.
Wait about 10 seconds, then crank for 15 seconds or until it
starts running.
3.
Engage the parking brake. See Fig. 5-1.
5.
Repeat if necessary.
Using Jumper Cables To Start Engine
Warning! Batteries contain sulfuric acid and
produce explosive gasses. Make certain the area is
well ventilated, wear gloves and eye protection, and
avoid sparks or flames near the battery.
Engage the Parking Brake
If the battery charge is not sufficient to crank the engine,
recharge the battery. If a battery charger is unavailable and
the tractor must be started, the aid of a booster battery will be
necessary. Connect the booster battery as follows:
1.
Connect the end of one cable to the disabled tractor
battery’s positive terminal; then connect the other end of
that cable to the booster battery’s positive terminal.
2.
Connect one end of the other cable to the booster
battery’s negative terminal; then connect the other end of
that cable to the frame of the disabled tractor, as far from
the battery as possible.
3.
Start the disabled tractor following the normal starting
instructions previously provided; then disconnect
the jumper cables in the exact reverse order of their
connection.
Have the tractor’s electrical system checked and repaired
as soon as possible to eliminate the need for jump starting.
Figure 5-1
4.
Make certain the PTO switch is in the disengaged (down)
position.
4.
5.
Set the throttle in the slow position (slightly faster for cold
temperatures).
Stopping the Engine
6.
Turn the ignition key clockwise to the “START” position
and release it as soon as the engine starts; however, do not
crank the engine continuously for more than 15 seconds
at a time. If the engine does not start within this time, turn
the key to “OFF” and wait at least 30 seconds to allow the
engine’s starter motor to cool.
1.
Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
2.
Move the speed control pedals to the neutral position.
3.
Engage the parking brake.
4.
Move the throttle control to midway between the SLOW
and FAST positions.
5.
Turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position and remove the
key from the ignition switch.
NOTE: Always remove the key from the ignition switch
to prevent accidental starting or battery discharge if the
equipment is left unattended.
6.
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Section 5— Operation
Close the fuel supply valve.
Driving The Tractor
Reverse Caution Mode
WARNING! Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed
and sudden stops.
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE position of the key switch module
allows the tractor to be operated in reverse with the blades (PTO)
engaged.
NOTE: Mowing in reverse is not recommended.
1.
Release the parking brake. Move the throttle lever into the
FAST (rabbit) position.
2.
To travel FORWARD, slowly press the drive pedal forward
until the desired speed is achieved. See Fig. 5-2.
Warning! Use extreme caution while operating
the tractor in the REVERSE CAUTION MODE. Always
look down and behind before and while backing. Do
not operate the tractor when children or others are
around. Stop the tractor immediately if someone
enters the area.
To use the REVERSE CAUTION MODE:
NOTE: The operator MUST be seated in the tractor seat.
Travel Forward
1.
Start the engine as previously instructed on the previous
page.
2.
Turn the key from the NORMAL MOWING (Green) position
to the REVERSE CAUTION MODE (Yellow) position of the
key switch module. See Fig. 5-3.
Travel in Reverse
Reverse
Push Button
Indicator
Light
Reverse
Caution Mode
Position
Stop
Position
Figure 5-2
3.
NOTE: The forward and reverse pedals must not be used when
the brake is partially engaged. When the brake is locked in the
“J” the drive belt is disengaged but if the brake is only part way
back then the brakes are engaged but so is the drive belt so
transmission damage will occur if you push forward or reverse.
4.
Start
Position
To stop or slow down the tractor, take your foot off of the
forward or reverse drive pedal. To lock the parking brake,
pull the lever fully rearward and to the right; then into the
short “J” slot to engage the brake. Pull the lever up out
of the “J” slot and to the left; then completely forward to
disengage the parking brake.
Figure 5-3
3.
Press the REVERSE PUSH BUTTON (Orange, Triangular
Button) at the top, right corner of the key switch module.
The red indicator light at the top, left corner of the key
switch module will be ON while activated. See Fig. 5-3.
4.
Once activated (indicator light ON), the tractor can be
driven in reverse with the cutting blades (PTO) engaged.
5.
Always look down and behind before and while backing to
make sure no children are around. After resuming forward
motion, return the key to the NORMAL MOWING position.
To travel in REVERSE, check that the area behind is clear
then slowly reverse pedal with the ball of your foot (NOT
your heel) until the desired speed is achieved. See Fig. 5-2.
Caution: Do NOT attempt to change the
direction of travel when the tractor is in motion.
Always bring the tractor to a complete stop before
moving the tractor from forward to reverse or vice
versa.
WARNING! Do not leave the seat of the tractor
without first placing the PTO/Blade Engage knob in
the disengaged (OFF) position and engaging the
parking brake. If leaving the tractor unattended, also
turn the engine off and remove the ignition key.
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE will remain activated until:
a.
The key is placed in either the NORMAL MOWING
position or STOP position or
b.
The operator leaves the seat.
Section 5 — Operation
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Driving On Slopes
•
For best results it is recommended that the first two laps be
cut with the discharge thrown towards the center. After the
first two laps, reverse the direction to throw the discharge
to the outside for the balance of cutting. This will give a
better appearance to the lawn.
•
Do NOT attempt to mow heavy brush and weeds or
extremely tall grass. Your tractor is designed to mow lawns,
NOT clear brush.
Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades when worn.
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 8 to help determine slopes
where you may operate the tractor safely.
WARNING! Do not mow on inclines with a slope in
excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1⁄2
feet every 10 feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
•
Mow across slopes, not up and down.
•
•
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on
slopes.
Using the Deck Lift Pedal
•
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
•
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then turn slowly
uphill and use extra care while turning. Turning up a slope
greatly increases the chance of a rollover.
•
Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is necessary
to stop while driving up a slope, start up smoothly and
carefully to reduce the possibility of flipping the tractor
over backward.
Mowing
Warning! To help avoid blade contact or a
thrown object injury, keep bystanders, helpers,
children and pets at least 75 feet from the machine
while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
The following information will be helpful when using the cutting
deck with your tractor.
Push the pedal forward until it locks into the transport position,
locking behind the notch on the front of the index plate. Remove
and replace the lock pin into the desired height index hole, then
press down on the lift pedal and slowly allow the pedal to move
back until it reaches the lock pin.
Engaging the PTO
Engaging the PTO transfers power to the cutting deck or other
(separately available) attachments. To engage the PTO:
1.
Move the throttle control lever to the FAST (rabbit)
position.
2.
Pull the PTO/Blade Engage knob outward into the engaged
(ON) position. See Fig. 5-4.
OFF
ON
Warning! Plan your mowing pattern to avoid
discharge of materials toward roads, sidewalks,
bystanders and the like. Also, avoid discharging
material against a wall or obstruction which may
cause discharged material to ricochet back toward
the operator.
•
Do not mow at high ground speed, especially if a mulch kit
or grass collector is installed.
•
Do not cut the grass too short. Short grass is prone to weed
growth and yellows quickly in dry weather.
•
Always operate the tractor with the throttle lever in the
FAST (rabbit) position while mowing.
Figure 5-4
NOTE: Always operate the tractor with the throttle lever in the
FAST (rabbit) position for the most efficient use of the cutting
deck or other (separately available) attachments.
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Section 5— Operation
6
Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance Schedule
Check engine oil/LPG level
Check Air Filter for Dirty, Loose or Damaged Parts
Check LPG valve, hoses and seals
Check hydraulic hoses for leaks
Check tires & tire pressure
Check deck, mower and hydro drive belts
Check blades and blade bolt tightness
Check safety switches for proper operation
Check fluid level in transaxle expansion reservoir
Before
Each use
Every
10 Hours
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Every
25 Hours
Every
50 Hours
Every
100 Hours
Clean mower
P
P
P
Lube Front Caster Wheels and Wheel Spindles
Clean and Re-oil Air Filter’s Foam Precleaner *
Grease three spindle bearings
P
P
Replace air filter element *
P
Change engine oil † and replace oil filter
P
Clean Battery Terminals
Check spark plug condition & gap
P
P
P
P
P
P
Lubricate deck spindles
Lube Pedal Pivot Points
Prior to
Storing
P
P
Check engine intake screen/cover
Clean engine cooling fins & external surfaces *
After
Mowing
P
P
† After first 5 hours, change engine oil & filter. After first 50 hours, change hydrostatic fluid and filter in transaxles.
Change oil every 25 hours under heavy duty operation. * Perform more frequently under dusty conditions.
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Maintenance
Warning! Before performing any maintenance or
repairs, disengage PTO, set parking brake, stop
engine and remove key to prevent unintended
starting.
5.
Turn the oil drain valve 1⁄4-turn, then pull outward to begin
draining oil. After the oil has finished draining, push the
end of the oil drain valve back in and turn 1⁄4-turn to secure
it back in place. Re-cap the end of the oil drain valve to
keep debris from entering the drain port.
6.
After the oil has finished draining, push the end of the oil
drain valve back in, until the tabs click into place. Re-cap
the end of the oil drain valve to keep debris from entering
the drain port.
7.
Replace the oil filter, and refill the engine with new oil as
instructed in the Kawasaki Owner’s Manual.
Engine
Contact Cub Cadet Customer Service for engine issues. Refer to
page 2 for more information.
Refer to the Kawasaki Owner’s Manual for all engine maintenance
procedures and instructions.
NOTE: Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission
control devices and systems which are being done at owner’s
expense may be performed by any engine repair establishment
or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by a Cub
Cadet Dealer.
Changing the LPG Tank
Warning ! If the engine has been recently run, the
engine, muffler and surrounding metal surfaces will
be hot and can cause burns to the skin. Exercise
caution to avoid burns.
To change or remove the LPG tank proceed as follows:
Changing the Engine Oil
Warning! If the engine has been recently run, the
engine, muffler and surrounding metal surfaces will
be hot and can cause burns to the skin. Exercise
caution to avoid burns.
NOTE: The oil filter should be changed at every oil change interval.
1.
Make sure the tractor is off and the key is removed from the
ignition.
2.
Ensure that the fuel supply valve is turned off.
3.
Remove the regulator hose from the LPG tank by twisting it
clockwise (A). See Fig. 6-2.
To complete an oil change, proceed as follows:
1.
Run the engine for a short time to warm the engine oil. The
oil will flow more freely and carry away more impurities.
Use care to avoid burns from hot oil.
2.
Locate the oil drain port on the right side of the engine.
3.
Pop open the protective cap on the end of the oil drain
valve to expose the drain port. Refer to Figure 6-1. Remove
the oil fill cap/dipstick from the oil fill tube.
B
B
A
A
Figure 6-2
NOTE: The hose has left-handed threads to prevent
improper usage.
Figure 6-1
4.
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Push the oil drain hose (packed with this manual) onto the
oil drain port. Route the opposite end of the hose into an
appropriate oil collection container with at least a 2.0 quart
capacity, to collect the used oil.
Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
4.
Release the two (2) straps that secure the cylinder to the
machine (B). See Fig. 6-2.
5.
Carefully lift cylinder straight up to remove from machine.
6.
Transport tank to an authorized LPG fueling station for
refueling.
DANGER! An overfilled cylinder can cause a fire or
explosion.
7.
If exchanging tanks, be sure to use cylinders that contain
LPG classified as HD-5 by National Gas Processors
Association (NGPA) and cylinders that are designed &
patented specifically for lawn care use as a vapor-delivery
system.
NOTE: See Initial LPG Tank Fill-Up in the Assembly & Set-Up
section for information on new, previously un-filled tanks.
8.
To re-install the tank, reverse the above instructions
but make sure the alignment pin fits into the slot on the
bottom of the cylinder valve guard.
Warning! Be sure to check for leaks after
installing tank. Leaks must never be checked with a
flame. Always check for seal compromise with a
spray bottle filled with soapy water and look for
bubbles.
Air Cleaner
3.
The battery must be stored with a full charge. A discharged
battery can freeze sooner than a charged battery. A fully
charged battery will store longer in cold temperatures than hot.
4.
Recharge the battery before returning to service. Although
the tractor may start, the engine charging system may not
fully recharge the battery.
Tractor Storage
If your tractor is not going to be operated for an extended period
of time (thirty days to approximately six months), the tractor
should be prepared for storage. Store the tractor in a dry and
protected location. If stored outside, cover the tractor (including
the tires) to protect it from the elements. The procedures
outlined below should be performed whenever the tractor is
placed in storage.
1.
Change the engine oil and filter following the instructions
provided in the engine manual packed with this manual.
Warning! Never store the tractor with fuel in the
tank indoors or in poorly ventilated enclosures,
where fuel fumes may reach an open flame, spark or
pilot light as on a furnace, water heater, clothes
dryer, etc.
Service the pre-cleaner and cartridge/air cleaner element as
instructed in the Kawasaki Owner’s Manual.
Spark Plug(s)
The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset once a
season. Refer to the Kawasaki Owner’s Manual for correct plug
type and gap specifications.
2.
Hydrostatic Transmission
If storing the tractor for 30 days or more:
a.
The LPG tank must be removed and safely stored.
b.
Emptying the fuel system:
The hydrostatic transmission is sealed at the factory and is
maintenance-free. The fluid level cannot be checked and the
fluid cannot be changed.
•
Prior to putting the tractor in storage, monitor
fuel consumption with the goal of running
the LPG tank empty.
Battery
•
Close the fuel valve and disconnect the hose
from the LPG tank.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run out of fuel.
This will prevent gum and varnish deposits
from forming. Replace the fuel filter.
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.
The battery is sealed and is maintenance-free. Acid levels cannot
be checked and fluid can not be added.
•
Always keep the battery cables and terminals clean and
free of corrosive build-up.
•
After cleaning the battery and terminals, apply a light coat
of petroleum jelly or grease to both terminals.
Caution: If removing the battery for cleaning,
disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from its
terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire.
When re-installing the battery, always connect the
POSITIVE (Red) wire its terminal first, followed by the
NEGATIVE (Black) wire. Be certain that the wires are
connected to the correct terminals; reversing them
could result in serious damage to your engine’s
alternating system.
3.
Clean the engine and the entire tractor thoroughly.
4.
Fully charge the battery, then disconnect the negative
cable at the battery to prevent possible discharge.
Recharge the battery periodically when in storage.
NOTE: Remove the battery if exposed to prolonged periods
of sub-freezing temperatures. Store in a cool, dry location
where temperatures are above freezing.
5.
Lubricate all lubrication points.
NOTE: Using a pressure washer or garden hose is not
recommended for cleaning your tractor. They may cause
damage to electrical components, spindles, pulleys,
bearings or the engine. The use of water will result in
shortened life and reduce serviceability.
Removing The Tractor From Storage
1.
Check the engine oil.
Battery Storage
2.
Install the LPG tank and check the fuel level.
1.
When storing the tractor for extended periods, disconnect
the negative battery cable. It is not necessary to remove
the battery.
3.
Fully charge the battery and inflate the tires to the
recommended pressure.
4.
2.
All batteries discharge during storage. Keep the exterior
of the battery clean, especially the top. A dirty battery will
discharge more rapidly.
Start the engine and allow to idle for a few minutes to
ensure engine is operating properly.
5.
Drive the tractor without a load to make certain all the
tractor systems are functioning properly.
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Cleaning the Tractor
Any oil spilled on the machine should be wiped off promptly. Do
NOT allow debris to accumulate around the cooling fins of the
engine, the transmission’s cooling fan or on any other part of the
machine, especially the belts and pulleys.
Smart Jet™
Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a water port on its surface as
part of its deck wash system.
Use the Smart Jet™ to rinse grass clippings from the deck’s
underside and prevent the buildup of corrosive chemicals.
Complete the following steps AFTER EACH MOWING:
1.
Drive the tractor to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near
enough for your garden hose to reach.
Caution: Make certain the tractor’s discharge
chute is directed AWAY from your house, garage,
parked cars, etc.
1.
Disengage the PTO (Blade Engage), set the parking brake
and stop the engine.
2.
Thread the hose coupler (packaged with your tractor’s
Operator’s Manual) onto the end of your garden hose.
3.
Attach the hose coupler to the water port on your decks
surface. See Fig. 6-3.
6.
Move the tractor’s PTO (Blade Engage) into the ON position.
7.
Remain in the operator’s position with the cutting deck
engaged for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the
underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly rinse.
8.
Move the tractor’s PTO (Blade Engage) into the OFF
position.
9.
Turn the ignition key to the STOP position to turn the
tractor’s engine off.
10.
Turn the water off and detach the hose coupler from the
water port on your deck’s surface.
11.
Repeat step 4-10 on the opposite side of the cutting deck.
After cleaning your deck with the Smart Jet™ system, return to
the operator’s position and engage the PTO. Keep the cutting
deck running for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the
underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly dry.
Lubrication
Warning! Before lubricating, repairing, or
inspecting, always disengage PTO, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key to prevent
unintended starting.
Front Wheels
Each of the front wheel spindles and rims is equipped with a
grease fitting. See Fig. 6-4. Lubricate with a No. 2 multi-purpose
grease applied with a grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor
operation.
Nozzle Adapter
Deck Wash Nozzle
Adapter Lock Collar
Grease
Fittings
Figure 6-3
4.
Turn the water on.
5.
While sitting in the operator’s position on the tractor, start
the engine and place the throttle lever in the FAST (rabbit)
position.
Figure 6-4
Pivot Points & Linkage
Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive system, parking brake
and lift linkage at least once a season with light oil.
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Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
Deck Spindle
2.
Grease fittings can be found on each deck spindle. See Fig. 6-5.
Lubricate with 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium grease. Using a grease gun, apply two strokes
(minimum) or sufficient grease to the spindle shaft.
Measure the distance from the outside of the left blade
tip to the ground and the distance from the outside of the
right blade tip to the ground. Both measurements taken
should be equal. If they’re not, proceed to the next step.
3.
Loosen, but do NOT remove, the hex bolt on the front left
deck hanger link. See Fig. 6-6.
Adjustment
Gear
Hex Bolt
Figure 6-5
Figure 6-6
NOTE: The front right deck hanger link is not adjustable
and is used to help adjust the other hanger links.
Tires
WARNING! Never exceed the maximum inflation
pressure shown on the sidewall of the tire.
Refer to the tire sidewall for exact tire manufacturer’s
recommended or maximum psi. Do not overinflate. Uneven tire
pressure could cause the cutting deck to mow unevenly.
Adjustments
NOTE: Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing
any deck leveling adjustments. Refer to Tires on page 21 for
information regarding tire pressure.
WARNING! Shut the engine off, remove the
ignition key and engage the parking brake before
making adjustments. Protect your hands by using
heavy gloves when handling the blades.
Leveling the Deck (Side to Side)
NOTE: Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing
any deck leveling adjustments. Refer to Tires on page 21 for
information regarding tire pressure. Always level the deck side to
side before front to rear.
NOTE: When leveling the deck side-to-side, make sure the two
rear adjustment gears are set in the middle of the adjustment
range.
If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly, a side to side
adjustment can be performed. Adjust if necessary as follows:
1.
With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place the deck
lift pedal in a middle mowing position and rotate both outside
blades so that they are perpendicular with the tractor.
4.
Using a wrench, raise or lower the left side of the deck by
turning the adjustment gears. See Fig. 6-6.
The deck is properly leveled when both blade tip measurements
are equal. Retighten the hex bolt on the front left deck hanger
bracket when proper adjustment is achieved.
Leveling the Deck (Front To Rear)
NOTE: Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing
any deck leveling adjustments. Refer to Tires on page 21 for
information regarding tire pressure. Always level the deck side to
side before front to rear.
The front of the deck should be between 1⁄4” and 3⁄8” lower than
the rear of the deck. Adjust if necessary as follows:
1.
Park the tractor on a firm, level surface and place the deck
lift pedal in a middle position.
2.
Rotate the blade nearest the discharge chute so that it is
parallel with the tractor.
3.
Measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to the
ground and the rear of the blade tip to the ground. The
first measurement taken should be between 1⁄4” and 3⁄8” less
than the second measurement.
4.
Determine the approximate distance necessary for proper
adjustment and proceed, if necessary.
5.
Loosen, but do NOT remove, the hex bolt on the left and
right rear deck hanger brackets. See Fig. 6-6.
6.
Using a wrench, raise or lower the left and right side of the
deck by turning the adjustment gears. See Fig. 6-6.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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7.
The deck is properly leveled when the front tip of the
blade is 1⁄4” lower tham the rear tip. Retighten the hex bolt
on the left and right rear deck hanger links when proper
adjustment is achieved.
Adjusting the Belt Tension
3.
If the deck wheels have excessive clearance or contact with
the surface, adjust as follows:
a.
Raise the deck lift pedal to its highest setting.
b.
Remove the front and rear deck wheels by removing
the lock nuts and shoulder bolts which secure them
to the deck. See Fig. 6-8.
To tighten or loosen the tension on the belt, tighten or loosen
the jam nuts on the U-rod, see Fig. 6-7, until a ten-pound pull
with a spring scale deflects the belt about 1⁄2”.
Deck Wheel
Lock Nut
Shoulder Bolt
Figure 6-8
Figure 6-7
Setting the Deck Wheels
Move the tractor on a firm and level surface, preferably
pavement, and proceed as follows
1.
2.
Select the height position of the cutting deck by placing
the deck lift pedal in the normally desired mowing height
setting.
Check the deck wheels for contact or excessive clearance
with the surface below. The deck wheels should have
between ¼-½” clearance above the ground.
c.
Place the deck lift pedal in the desired mowing
height setting.
d.
Reinsert the shoulder bolts (with each gauge wheel)
into the index hole that leaves approximately
½-inch between the bottom of the wheel and the
pavement.
Adjusting the Seat
To adjust the position of the seat, push the seat adjustment lever
to the left. Slide the seat forward or rearward to the desired
position; then release the adjustment lever. Make sure seat is
locked into position before operating the tractor. See Fig. 6-9.
Parking Brake Adjustment
If the tractor does not come to a complete stop when the brake
lever is completely engaged, or if the tractor’s rear wheels can
roll with the parking brake applied (and the hydrostatic relief
valve open), the brake is in need of adjustment. See your Cub
Cadet dealer to have the brake properly adjusted.
Figure 6-9
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Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
7
Service
Warning! Before performing any service, place
the PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage the
parking brake lever, turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position and remove the key from the switch.
Charging the Battery
Test and, if necessary, recharge the battery after the tractor has
been stored for a period of time.
•
Battery Removal
Warning! Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
hands after handling.
A voltmeter or load tester should read 12.6 volts (DC) or
higher across the battery terminals. See Fig. 7-2.
Voltmeter
Reading
State of
Charge
Charging
Time
12.7
100%
Full Charge
The battery is located beneath the seat box frame. To remove the
battery:
12.4
75%
90 Min.
12.2
50%
180 Min.
1.
12.0
25%
280 Min.
Push down and back on the battery hold-down bracket as
shown in Fig. 7-1 to free it from the seat mount frame.
Figure 7-2
•
Charge the battery with a 12-volt battery charger at a
MAXIMUM rate of 10 amps.
Servicing Electrical System
A fuse is installed to protect the tractor’s electrical system from
damage caused by excessive amperage. Always use the same
capacity fuse for replacement. If the electrical system does not
function, check for a blown fuse.
If you have a recurring problem with blown fuses, have the
tractor’s electrical system checked by your Cub Cadet Service
Dealer.
Relays and Switches
There are several safety switches in the electrical system. If a
function of the safety interlock system described earlier is not
functioning properly, have the electrical system checked by your
Cub Cadet Service Dealer.
Figure 7-1
2.
Remove the hex cap screw and sems nut securing the black
negative battery lead to the negative battery post (marked
NEG). Move the cable away from the negative battery post.
3.
Remove the hex cap screw and sems nut securing the red
positive battery lead to the positive battery post (marked
POS).
4.
Carefully lift the battery out of the tractor.
5.
Install the battery by repeating the above steps in the
reverse order.
Warning! Always connect the positive lead to the
battery before connecting the negative lead. This
will prevent sparking or possible injury from an
electrical short caused by contacting the tractor
body with tools being used to connect the cables.
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Deck Removal
5.
Remove the mower deck from the tractor as follows:
1.
Move the tractor to a level surface, disengage the PTO, stop
the engine, and set the parking brake.
2.
Place the deck lift pedal in the lowest mowing position and
replace the lock pin in front of pedal in the deck height
bracket and secure by locking the lock pin. See Fig. 7-3.
Pull the cotter pins out of the four deck lift adjustment
brackets. See Fig. 7-5.
Cotter
Pin
Lock Pin
Figure 7-5
Lowest
Mowing
Position
CAUTION: The deck lift helper springs will cause
the deck lift pedal to slam to the highest position if
the click pin is not in front of the pedal.
Highest
Mowing
Position
Figure 7-3
3.
6.
Using a 1⁄2” drive in the idler pulley bracket, turn the wrench
towards the back of the tractor and slide the belt off the
PTO pulley. See Fig. 7-4.
Idler Pulley
Bracket
Idler Pulley
Idler Pulley
PTO Pulley
Figure 7-4
4.
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Once the belt is off the PTO pulley, slide the deck forward
and unhook the U-Rod at the nose of the deck.
Section 7— Service
Slide the links off the pins and then slide the deck out from
underneath the tractor to the right side.
NOTE: It may be easier to place the deck lift pedal in the
transport position when sliding the deck out from underneath
the tractor.
Deck Installation
Install the deck on the tractor as follows:
1.
Place the deck lift pedal in the highest mowing position
and secure it by placing the click pin behind the pedal.
Refer to Fig. 7-3.
2.
Slide the deck under the tractor on the right side of the
tractor lining up the deck lift adjustment brackets and the
deck lift brackets on the deck. See Fig. 7-6.
5.
After all four cotter pins are secure, slide the deck forward
and hook the deck to the U-rod.
6.
Route the belt as shown in Fig. 7-8. After routing the belt
around the PTO pulley, use a 1⁄2” drive in the idler pulley
bracket and turn towards the back of the tractor to finish
routing the belt around the idler pulley.
Deck Lift Adjustment Brackets
Idler
Pulley
PTO Pulley
Figure 7-8
Deck Lift Brackets
7.
Place the deck in the highest mowing position by removing
the click pin and push the pedal forward and rock back to
lock into the transport position, locking behind the notch
on the front of the index plate.
8.
Refer to the Maintenance & Adjustments section to level
the deck if required.
9.
Make sure the proper tension is on the belt. To adjust the
tension, refer to “Adjusting Belt Tension” on page 22.
Figure 7-6
3.
Once the deck is under the tractor, move the deck lift pedal
to the lowest mowing position.
NOTE: To make the brackets line up properly it may be
necessary to place a small block of wood under each side
of the deck.
4.
Once the brackets are properly aligned, slide the pin on the
deck lift adjustment bracket into the lift bracket and secure
with cotter pins. See Fig. 7-7.
NOTE: Before using the tractor double-check the belt
routing to make sure that the belt has been routed
properly.
Bracket Pin
Cotter
Pin
Figure 7-7
Section 7 — Service
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Replacing the Belt
2.
1.
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to Deck
Removal on page 24).
2.
Remove the hex washer screws securing the belt covers to
the deck and loosen the belt keepers enough to slide the
belt off the pulleys. See Fig. 7-9.
Hex Washer
Screws
Use a 3⁄4” wrench to hold the hex nut on top of the spindle
assembly when loosening the hex nut securing the blade.
See Fig. 7-10.
Hex Washer
Screw
Hex Nut
Belt Cover
Belt Keeper
Spindle Assembly
Blade
Flange Lock Nut
Figure 7-10
Figure 7-9
3.
Remove the belt from the spindle pulleys. Refer to Fig. 7-9.
4.
Install the new belt around the spindle pulleys as shown in
Fig. 7-8 and reinstall the belt covers.
5.
Reinstall the deck following the instructions in Deck
Installation on page 26.
3.
A block of wood may be placed between the deck housing
and the cutting edge of the blade to help in breaking loose
the hex nut securing the blade.
4.
To reinstall the blades, reverse the above process and
tighten nut to 100-120 lb. ft.
5.
Reinstall the deck (refer to Deck Installation on page 26 ).
NOTE: Add a small amount of multi-purpose grease to the
bolt threads to avoid corrosion and galvanic action.
WARNING!: Never mow with dull blades. Blades
Mower Blade Care
Warning! Protect your hands by using heavy
gloves when handling the blades. When servicing
the mower deck, be careful not to cut yourself on
the sharpened blades.
that are bent should be replaced. The cutting blades
are sharp and can cause severe injury. Wrap the
cutting surface of the blade with a rag to avoid
injury.
Sharpening the Blades
The cutting blades must be kept sharp at all times. Sharpen the
cutting edges of the blades evenly so that the blades remain
balanced and the same angle of sharpness is maintained.
1.
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to Deck
Removal on page 25) then gently flip the deck over to
expose its underside.
If the cutting edge of a blade has already been sharpened many
times, or if any metal separation is present, it is recommended
that new blades be installed. New blades are available at your
authorized dealer.
1.
Clean any debris from the blades. Keep blades sharp and
free of build up at all times.
2.
Sharpen blades evenly at the original 30° angle to maintain
balanced cutting blades. Do not sharpen the underside of
the blades. Use a electric blade sharpener, a conventional
electric grinder or a hand file to sharpen the blades.
3.
Replace any blade with severe nicks or dents that cannot
be removed by filing.
4.
Check the balance of the blade after sharpening by placing
it on a blade balancer. Do not use unbalanced blades.
5.
If the blade dips on one end, file stock off of the cutting
surface on that end.
The blades may be removed as follows.
1.
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to Deck
Removal on page 25) then gently flip the deck over to
expose its underside.
NOTE: Blades that cannot be easily balanced—REPLACE.
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Section 7— Service
Changing the Spindle Assembly
1.
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to Deck
Removal on page 25).
2.
Remove the hex washer screws securing the belt covers
to the deck and remove the belt from the spindle pulleys.
Refer to Fig. 7-10.
1.
Remove the drive belt. (See Replacing the Belt)
2.
Remove the blade. (See Mower Blade Care).
3.
Use a 3⁄4” wrench to hold the hex nut on top of the spindle
assembly when loosening the hex nut securing the blade.
A block of wood may be placed between the deck housing
and the cutting edge of the blade to help in breaking loose
the hex nut securing the blade. See Fig. 7-12.
Hex
Washer
Screw
Spacer
Pulley
Hex Screw
Spacer
Spindle Assembly
Spacer
Blade
Flange Lock Nut
Figure 7-12
NOTE: Take note of the order that the parts composing the
assembly are placed.
4.
Using a wrench or socket ratchet remove four hex washer
screws. Remove the spindle assembly. See Fig. 7-12.
5.
Reverse the process to install the spindle assembly.
Changing the Transmission Drive Belt
Several components must be removed and special tools used in
order to change the tractor’s transmission drive belt. See your
Cub Cadet dealer to have the transmission drive belt replaced.
Section 7 — Service
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8
Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine fails to start
Remedy
1. PTO/Blade Engage knob engaged.
1. Place knob in disengaged (OFF) position.
2. Parking brake not engaged.
2. Engage parking brake.
3. Spark plug wire(s) disconnected.
3. Connect wire(s) to spark plug(s).
4. Throttle control lever not in correct starting
position.
4. Place throttle lever in the fast position.
5. LPG tank empty, or stale fuel.
5. Replace LPG tank.
6. Blocked fuel line.
6. Clear the blockage.
7. Faulty spark plug(s).
7. Clean, adjust gap or replace plug(s).
8. Engine flooded.
8. Crank engine with throttle in FAST position.
1. Spark plug wire(s) loose.
1. Connect spark plug wire(s).
2. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
2. Clear the blockage or replace the LPG tank.
3. Vent in gas cap plugged.
3. Clear vent or replace cap if damaged.
4. Dirty air cleaner.
4. Replace LPG tank.
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper amount and
weight of oil.
2. Air flow restricted.
2. Clean grass clippings and debris from around
the engine’s cooling fins and blower housing.
Engine hesitates at high
RPM
1. Spark plug(s) gap too close.
1. Remove spark plug(s) and reset the gap.
Engine Idles rough
1. Spark plug(s) fouled, faulty or gap too wide.
1. Replace spark plug(s). Set plug gap.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
2. Replace air cleaner element and/or clean
pre-cleaner.
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
1. Tighten blade and spindle.
2. Damaged or bent cutting blade.
2. Replace blade.
1. Deck not leveled properly.
1. Perform side-to-side deck adjustment.
2. Dull blade.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
3. Uneven tire pressure.
3. Check tire pressure in all four tires.
1. Engine speed too low.
1. Place throttle in FAST (rabbit) position.
2. Wet grass.
2. Do not mulch when grass is wet.
3. Excessively high grass.
3. Mow once at a high cutting height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower cutting swath.
4. Dull blade.
4. Sharpen or replace blade.
Engine runs erratic
Engine overheats
Excessive vibration
Uneven cut
Mower will not mulch grass
(If Equipped w/Mulching Kit)
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Cause
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
759-3336
Spark Plug
KM-11013-7047 Air Filter Element
KM-49065-7006 Oil Filter
754-04044A
Deck Belt
754-04250
Drive Belt
02005017
Mowing Blade
618-04426
Deck Spindle
734-04155
Deck Wheel
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Component
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Section 9 — Replacement Parts
Part Number and Description
725-1750A Battery
746-04581
Throttle Control Cable
725-2054A
Ignition Key
01006693
Chute Deflector
634-04128
Wheel Assembly
634-04629
Caster Wheel Assembly
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Attachments & Accessories
Part No.
Part
19A70011100
48” Double Bagger
19A70018100
Headlight Kit
19A70016100
Mulch Kit
59A30032150
33 lb. LPG Tank Kit (One Tank)
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FEDERAL and/or CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
MTD Consumer Group Inc, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and, for those products certified for sale in the state of California, the
California Air Resources Board (CARB) are pleased to explain the emission (evaporative and/or exhaust) control system (ECS) warranty on your outdoor 2006
and later small off-road spark-ignited engine and equipment (outdoor equipment engine) In California, new outdoor equipment engines must be designed, built and
equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards (in other states, 1997 and later model year equipment must be designed, built, and equipped to meet
the U.S. EPA small off-road, spark ignition engine regulations. MTD Consumer Group Inc must warrant the ECS on your outdoor equipment engine for the period of
time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of outdoor equipment engine.
Your ECS 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 outdoor equipment engine at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
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This emission control system is warranted for two years. If any emission-related part on your outdoor equipment engine is defective, the part will be repaired or
replaced by MTD CONSUMER GROUP INC.
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As the outdoor equipment engine 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 outdoor equipment engine, but MTD Consumer Group Inc cannot deny warranty solely
for the lack of receipts.
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engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
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MTD Consumer Group Inc warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the outdoor equipment engine 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 outdoor equipment engine 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
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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
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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 outdoor equipment engine 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
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meet the expected demand for such parts.
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by the use of a non-exempted add-on or modified part.
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Inc demonstrates that the outdoor equipment engine 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. Further, the coverage under this warranty extends only to parts that were
present on the off-road engine and equipment purchased.
The following emission warranty parts are covered (if applicable):
(1) Fuel Metering System
• Cold start enrichment system (soft choke)
• Carburetor and internal parts (or fuel injection system)
• Fuel pump
• Fuel tank
(2) Air Induction System
• Air cleaner
• Intake manifold
(3) Ignition System
• Spark plug(s)
• Magneto ignition system
(4) Exhaust System
• Catalytic converter
• SAI (Reed valve)
(5) Miscellaneous Items Used in Above System
• Vacuum, temperature, position, time sensitive valves and switches
• Connectors and assemblies
(6) Evaporative Control
• Fuel hose
• Fuel hose clamps
• Tethered fuel cap
• Carbon canister
• Vapor lines
GDOC-100223 Rev. A
CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
Z-Force s/Z-Force ZERO-TURN RIDING MOWER
IMPORTANT: To obtain warranty coverage owner must present an
original proof of purchase and applicable maintenance records to the
servicing dealer. Please see the operator’s manual for information on
required maintenance and service intervals.
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased or leased and used in the
United States and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD
Products Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased or
leased and used in Canada and/or its territories and possessions
(either entity respectively, “Cub Cadet”).
Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts,
Batteries and Attachments as described below) against defects in
material and workmanship for a period of three (3) years or one
hundred eighty (180) operation hours, whichever comes first,
commencing on the date of original retail purchase or lease and will,
at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to be
defective in materials or workmanship.
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
original purchase or lease. Normal wear parts include, but are not
limited to items such as: belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags,
rider deck wheels, seats, and tires.
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty against defects
in material and workmanship, 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 original sale or lease. Any
replacement battery will be warranted only for the remainder of the
original warranty period.
Attachments — Cub Cadet warrants attachments for this product
against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1)
year, commencing on the date of the attachment’s original purchase
or lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items such as:
grass collectors and mulch kits.
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. In addition, Cub Cadet may deny warranty
coverage if the hour meter, or any part thereof, is altered, modified,
disconnected or otherwise tampered with.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE AND APPLICABLE MAINTENANCE RECORDS,
through your local authorized service dealer. To locate the dealer in
your area:
In Canada:
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, call 1-800668-1238 or log on to our website at www.mtdcanada.com.
Without limiting the foregoing, this limited warranty does not provide
coverage in the following cases:
a. 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.
b. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
c. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution.
d. Replacement parts and\or accessories that are not genuine Cub
Cadet parts.
e. Transportation charges and service calls.
There are no implied warranties, including without limitation any
implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. No warranties shall apply after the applicable period
of express written warranty above. No other express warranties
beyond those mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product, shall
bind Cub Cadet. The exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of
the product as set forth above. The terms of this warranty provide
the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale and/or lease
of the products covered hereby. Cub Cadet shall not be liable for
any 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 jurisdictions 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 LOCAL LAWS RELATE TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary in different jurisdictions.
In the U.S.A.:
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box
361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, call 1-877-282- 8684
or log on to our website at www.cubcadet.com.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019, Phone: 1-877-282-8684
MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, Phone: 1-800-668-1238
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