Cub Cadet GT 2544 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
SERIES 2500
TRACTOR
Model Number
GT 2544
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have
similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized
service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
CUB CADET LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019 [www.cubcadet.com]
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 769-01476
(9/04)
KOHLER CO.
FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS
LIMITED WARRANTY
SMALL OFF-ROAD EQUIPMENT ENGINES
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Kohler Co. are pleased to explain the Federal and
California Emission Control Systems Warranty on your small off-road equipment engine (herein engine). For California, engines produced in 1995 and
later must be designed, built and equipped to meet the state’s stringent anti-smog standards. In other states, 1997 and later model year engines must
be designed, built and equipped, to meet the U.S. EPA regulations for small non-road engines. The engine must be free from defects in materials and
workmanship which cause it to fail to conform with U.S. EPA standards for the first two years of engine use from the date of sale to the ultimate purchaser. Kohler Co. must warrant the emission control system on the engine for the period of time listed above, provided there has been no abuse,
neglect or improper maintenance.
The emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included
are the hoses, belts and connectors and other emission related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Kohler Co. will repair the engine at no cost, including diagnosis (if the diagnostic work is performed at an authorized dealer), parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE
Engines produced in 1995 or later are warranted for two years in California. In other states, 1997 and later model year engines are warranted for two
years. if any emission related part on the engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Kohler Co. free of charge.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES
(a)
The engine owner is responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in the owner’s manual. Kohler Co. recommends that you
retain all receipts covering maintenance on the engine. But Kohler Co. cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to
assure that all scheduled maintenance was performed.
(b)
Be aware, however, that Kohler Co. may deny warranty coverage if the engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or
unapproved modifications.
(c)
For warranty repairs, the engine must be presented to a Kohler Co. service center as soon as a problem exists. Call 1-800-544-2444, or access
our web site at: www.kohlerengines.com, for the names of the nearest service centers. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable
amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact Kohler Co. at 1-920-457-4441 and ask for an Engine Service
representative.
COVERAGE
Kohler Co. warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine will be designed, built and equipped, at the time of sale,
to meet all applicable regulations. Kohler Co. also warrants to the initial purchaser and each subsequent purchaser, that the engine is free from defects
in material and workmanship which cause the engine to fail to conform with applicable regulations for a period of two years.
Engines produced in 1995 or later are warranted for to years in California. For 1997 and later model years, EPA requires manufacturers to warrant
engines for two years in all other states. These warranty periods will be begin on the date the engine is purchased by the initial purchaser. If any emission related part on the engine is defective, the part will be replaced by Kohler Co. at no cost to the owner. Kohler Co. is liable for damages to other
engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part still under warranty.
Kohler Co. shall remedy warranty defects at any authorized Kohler Co. engine dealer or warranty station. Warranty repair work done at an authorized
dealer or warranty station shall be free of charge to the owner if such work determines that a warranted part is defective.
Listed below are the parts covered by the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty. Some parts listed below may require scheduled
maintenance and are warranted up to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. The warranted parts are:
• Carburetor assembly
• Ignition module(s) with high tension lead
• Throttle body (EFI Systems)
• Spark advance module (if equipped)
• Catalytic muffler (if equipped)
• Oxygen, speed, throttle position, and temperature sensors (if equipped)
• Fuel metering valve (if equipped)
• Electronic control unit (if equipped)
• Crankcase breather
• Fuel injectors (EFI Systems)
• Fuel pressure regulator (EFI Systems)
• Air filter, fuel filter, and spark plugs (only to first scheduled replacement point)
LIMITATIONS
This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
(a)
repair or replacement required because of misuse or neglect, improper maintenance, repairs improperly performed or replacement not conforming
to Kohler Co. specifications that adversely affect performance and/or durability and alterations or modifications not recommended or approved in
writing by Kohler Co.,
(b)
replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance at and after the first scheduled replacement point,
(c)
consequential damages such as loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of the engine or equipment, etc.,
(d)
diagnosis and inspection fees that do not result in eligible warranty service being performed, and
(e)
any add-on or modified part, or malfunction of authorized parts due to the use of add-on or modified parts.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS REQUIREMENTS
The owner is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of the engine. Kohler Co. recommends that all receipts and records covering the performance of regular maintenance be retained in case questions arise. If the engine is resold during the warranty period, the maintenance records should
be transferred to each subsequent owner. Kohler Co. reserves the right to deny warranty coverage if the engine has not been properly maintained; however, Kohler Co. may not deny warranty repairs solely because of the lack of repair maintenance or failure to keep maintenance records.
Normal maintenance, replacement or repair of emission control devices and systems may be performed by any repair establishment or individual; however, warranty repair must be performed by a Kohler authorized service center. Any replacement part or service that is equivalent in performance
and durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repairs, and shall not reduce the warranty obligations of the engine manufacturer.
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CONTENTS
Section
I
II
III
IV
V
Emission Control Systems Warranty ...
Tractor and Deck Preparation..............
Safe Operation Practices .....................
Product Graphics .................................
To The Owner ......................................
Calling Service Information ..................
Recording Model & Serial Number ......
Controls and Indicators ........................
Operation .............................................
Adjustments .........................................
Maintenance ........................................
Mower Deck .........................................
Page
Section
2
3
4
7
8
8
8
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14
19
24
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VI
VII
Page
Off-Season Storage .............................
Mowing.................................................
Optional Equipment and Accessories .
Maintenance Chart...............................
Trouble Shooting..................................
Lubrication Table .................................
Lubrication Guide.................................
Slope Gauge ........................................
Specifications.......................................
Warranty — Commercial Use .............
Warranty — Residential Use ...............
Maintenance Parts Chart ....................
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TRACTOR AND DECK PREPARATION
2. CONNECT THE BATTERY
1. ATTACHING THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR
WARNING
WARNING
Do not operate the mower deck without the chute
defelector installed and in its down position.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
1. Remove the hex cap screws, bell washers and hex
nuts installed in the deck at the chute opening.
2. Position the hinge bracket of the deflector assembly to align with the holes in deck. Insert the hex
cap screws from the underside of the deck and secure with the bell washers and hex nuts. Note: the
crowned (rounded) surface of the washers go toward the hex nuts.
Note: Make sure the ignition switch is in the "OFF" position before attaching the battery cables.
1. Pull the protective cap off the negative terminal of
the battery, and remove the hex cap screw and nut
from the free end of the negative battery cable.
2. Connect the negative battery cable (black) and
green ground wire to the negative terminal (NEG)
of the battery using the hex cap screw and nut.
HEX NUTS
BELL WASHERS
HINGE BRACKET
3. Slide the black terninal cover over the negative
terminal of the battery.
HEX CAP
SCREWS
CHUTE
DEFLECTOR
ASSEMBLY
The tractor is shipped with an activated sealed battery.
The positive battery cable is factory connected. The
negative cable must be connected.
MULCHING
PLUG
(PACKED WITH MANUAL)
3. Refer to SECTION V - MOWER DECK when installing the mulching plug.
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WARNING
•
•
•
The engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved
forest-covered, brush-covered, or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a
spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California, the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other States may have similar laws. Federal laws apply to federal lands. A spark arrester muffler is available
at your nearest engine authorized service center.
IMPORTANT
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF NOT FOLLOWED,
COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND
OTHERS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING
TO OPERATE YOUR UNIT. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT
IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL—
HEED ITS WARNING.
DANGER
I.
Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation
in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the
part of the operator can result in injury. This lawn mower is capable of amputating
hands and feet or throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
6. Never carry passengers.
GENERAL OPERATION
7. Disengage the blades before shifting into reverse
and backing up. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
1. Read, understand and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the machine before starting. Keep
this manual in a safe place for future and regular
reference.
2. Only allow responsible individuals familiar with
the instructions to operate the machine. Know the
controls and how to stop the machine quickly.
3. Do not put hands or feet under the cutting deck or
near rotating parts.
4. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys,
wire, etc. which could be picked up and thrown by
the blades. A small object may have been
overlooked and could be accidentally thrown by
the mower in any direction and cause injury to
you or a bystander. To help avoid a thrown
objects injury, keep children, animals, bystanders
and helpers at least 75 feet from the mower while
it is in operation. Always wear safety glasses with
side shields or safety goggles during operation or
while performing an adjustment or repair, to
protect eyes from foreign objects. Stop the blades
when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
5. Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
8. Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not
operate the mower without either the entire grass
catcher or the chute guard in place.
9. Slow down before turning. Operate the machine
smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive
speed.
10. Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off the blades, place the transmission
in neutral, set the parking brake, stop the engine
and remove key before dismounting.
11. Turn off blades when not mowing.
12. Stop the engine and wait until the blades come to
a complete stop before (a) removing the grass
catcher or unclogging chute, or (b) making any
repairs, adjusting or removing any grass or debris.
13. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
14. Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Use slow speed. Choose a low enough gear so that
you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Always keep the machine in gear when going down
slopes to take advantage of engine braking action.
15. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways.
16. Use extra care when loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or truck. This unit should not
be driven up or down a ramp onto a trailer or truck
under power, because the unit could tip over
causing serious personal injury. The unit must be
pushed manually on a ramp to load or unload
properly.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front of
the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards,
which could cause serious injury.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If the tires lose
traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
17. Never make a cutting height adjustment while the
engine is running if the operator must dismount to
do so.
18. Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and closefitting slacks and shirts. Do not wear loose fitting
clothes or jewelry. They can be caught in moving
parts. Never operate a unit in bare feet, sandals
or sneakers.
DO NOT:
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments.
The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause sliding.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
Do not use the grass catcher on steep slopes.
19. Check overhead clearance carefully before
driving under power lines, wires, bridges or low
hanging tree branches, before entering or leaving
buildings, or in any other situation where the
operator may be struck or pulled from the unit,
which could result in serious injury.
20. Disengage all attachment clutches, thoroughly
depress the brake pedal and shift into neutral
before attempting to start the engine.
21. Your mower is designed to cut normal residential
grass of a height no more than 10”. Do not
attempt to mow through unusually tall, dry grass
(e.g. pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Debris may
build up on the mower deck or contact the engine
exhaust presenting a potential fire hazard.
Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments (e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller) on slopes greater than 5 degrees. When going downhill, the extra weight may
cause you to loose control and possibly overturn the
tractor.
22. Use only accessories approved for this machine
by Cub Cadet. Read, understand and follow all
instructions provided with the approved
accessory.
III. CHILDREN
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.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
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.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the operator.
2. Be alert and turn the machine off if children enter
the area.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part
of this manual to measure slopes before operating this
unit on a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than
15° as shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this
unit on that area or serious injury could result.
3. Before and when backing up, look behind and
down for small children.
4. Never carry children, even with the blades off.
Children may fall off and be seriously injured or
may interfere with safe machine operation.
DO:
Mow up and down slopes, not across. Exercise extreme caution when changing directions on slopes.
5. 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 machine.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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8. After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
remove the wire from the spark plug and
thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage.
Repair the damage before restarting and
operating the mower.
6. To avoid back-over accidents, always disengage
the cutting blades before shifting in reverse. The
"Reverse Caution Mode" should not be used
when children or others are around.
7. Keep children away from hot or running engines.
They can suffer burns from a hot muffler.
8. Remove the key when the machine is left unattended to prevent unauthorized operation.
9. Grass catcher components are subject to wear,
damage and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For
your safety protection, frequently check the
components and replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts when necessary.
Never allow children under 14 years old to operate the
machine. Children 14 years and over should only operate the machine under close parental supervision and
proper instruction.
10. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blades or wear gloves, and use extra caution
when servicing blades.
IV. SERVICE
1. Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow the engine to cool at least
two minutes before refueling.
c. Replace the fuel cap securely and wipe off any
spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may
cause a fire or explosion.
d. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of ignition.
e. Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel
vapors will accumulate in the area.
f. Never store the fuel container or machine
inside where there is an open flame or spark,
such as a gas hot water heater, space heater
or furnace.
11. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
12. Muffler, engine and belt guards become hot
during operation and can cause a burn. Allow to
cool down before touching.
13. Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine speeds
are dangerous.
14. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can
harm the environment and the ecology.
a. Prior to disposal, contact your local
Environmental
Protection
Agency
to
determine the proper method for disposing of
the waste. Recycling centers are established
to properly dispose of materials in an
environmentally safe fashion.
2. Never run a machine inside a closed area.
b. Use proper containers when draining fluids.
Do not use food or beverage containers that
may mislead someone into drinking from
them. Properly dispose of the containers immediately following the draining of fluids.
3. To reduce fire hazard, keep the machine free of
grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up
oil or fuel spillage. Allow the machine to cool at
least 5 minutes before storing.
4. Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make
certain the blade and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and
keep the wire away from the spark plug to prevent
accidental starting.
5. Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also visually
inspect blades for damage (e.g., excessive wear,
bent, cracked). Replace with blades which meet
original equipment specifications.
6. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
the equipment is in safe working condition.
7. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly. Use all guards as
instructed in this manual.
c.
DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the
ground, down a drain or into a stream, pond,
lake, or other body of water. Observe Environmental Protection Agency regulations when
disposing of oil, fuel, coolant, brake fluid, filters, batteries, tires and other harmful waste.
15. We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They
may cause damage to electrical components;
spindles; pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The
use of water will result in shortened life and
reduce serviceability.
WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who
read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
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PRODUCT GRAPHICS
Keep product safety graphics (decals) clean. Replace
any safety graphic that is damaged, destroyed, miss-
ing, painted over or can no longer be read. Replacement safety graphics are available through your
dealer.
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. BE FAMILIAR WITH CONTROLS BEFORE
DANGER
STARTING ENGINE AND OPERATING.
2. SET CHOKE, MOVE THROTTLE TO MID
POSITION AND DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL.
3. TURN KEY TO THE START POSITION.
4. AFTER ENGINE STARTS OPEN CHOKE.
ROTATING BLADES CAUSE
S E R I O US I N JU R Y O R D E A T H
• DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDEREN OR
OTHERS ARE AROUND.
• NEVER CARRY CHILDREN EVEN
STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
WITH BLADE(S) OFF.
• LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE
1. DISENGAGE PTO AND SET PARKING BRAKE
2. MOVE THROTTLE CONTROL TO MID
AND WHILE BACKING.
POSITION AND TURN KEY OFF.
• MOWING IN REVERSE IS NOT
RECOMMENDED.
! WARNING
OPERATING MODES
NORMAL MOWING
• AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
YOU MUST DISENGAGE BLADES/PTO, (POWER TAKE OFF)
BEFORE TRAVELING IN REVERSE.
• READ OPERATORS MANUAL AND ALL
WARNING
MACHINE.
REVERSE CAUTION MODE
LABELS
BEFORE
USING
1. TURN KEY TO REVERSE CAUTION MODE POSITION.
2. DEPRESS REVERSE PUSH BUTTON. (RED INDICATOR LIGHT "ON")
• GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
•AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
WHEN RED LIGHT IS "ON" MACHINE CAN BE OPERATED
IN REVERSE WI TH MOWER BLADES ENGAGED.
• DO NOT OPERATE UNIT WHERE IT COULD
IMPORTANT: MOWING IN REVERSE IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
3. AFTER RESUMING FORWARD OPERATION, RETURN
KEY TO "NORMAL MOWING" POSITION.
NOTE: IN BOTH MODES, WHEN OPERATOR LEAVES SEAT,
ENGINE WILL STOP UNLESS PARKING BRAKE IS SET AND
BLADES ARE DISENGAGED.
SLIP OR TIP.
• IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP
KEY SWITCH/MODULE GRAPHIC–
LOCATED ON DASH PANEL
PTO AND BACK DOWN HILL SLOWLY.
• DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR
OTHERS ARE AROUND.
• NEVER CARRY CHILDREN.
• LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND
WHILE BACKING.
• KEEP SAFETY DEVICES [GUARDS, SHIELDS,
AND SWITCHES] IN PLACE AND WORKING.
OBJECTS THAT COULD BE
THROWN BY THE BLADES.
• KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL
CONTROLS.
• BE SURE THE BLADES AND THE ENGINE
ARE STOPPED BEFORE PLACING HANDS
OR FEET NEAR BLADES.
• BEFORE
LEAVING
OPERATOR'S
POSITION, DISENGAGE PTO, ENGAGE
BRAKE LOCK, SHUT OFF ENGINE AND
REMOVE KEY.
• REMOVE
DANGER GRAPHIC - REVERSE
CAUTION MODE – LOCATED ON
LEFT SIDE OF RUNNING BOARD
TO R ED U CE TH E R IS K O F IN JU R Y, D O N O T
O PER ATE U N L ES S D IS CH AR G E CO VER O R
GRASS CATCH ER IS IN ITS PR O PER PL ACE.
IF D A M A G E D , R E P L A C E IM M E D IA T E L Y .
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING – LOCATED ON RIGHT
SIDE OF RUNNING BOARD
SAFETY GRAPHIC – LOCATED
ON LEFT SIDE OF DECK
HANDS AND FEET SAFETY GRAPHIC–
LOCATED ON DEFLECTOR CHUTE
DEFLECTOR and SAFETY GRAPHIC –
LOCATED ON RIGHT SIDE OF DECK
SAFETY GRAPHIC – LOCATED ON
LEFT SIDE OF MOWER DECK
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TO THE OWNER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new tractor. The information contained in this manual has been
prepared in detail to help you better understand the features, correct operation, adjustments, and maintenance of
your tractor. The performance and dependability of this tractor rely greatly on the manner in which it is operated and
maintained. Therefore, it is recommended that all operators of the tractor carefully read this manual and fully understand its operation. Also keep the manual available for reference to ensure proper operation, and that maintenance
procedures are performed as scheduled to assure the tractor’s optimal mechanical condition.
NOTE: All references to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR, unless specifically stated otherwise, indicate that relative position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the operator’s seat.
CAUTION: DO NOT tow your hydrostatic tractor. Towing may damage the transmission. Place the tractor on a LEVEL SURFACE before pulling the transmission release lever to the disengaged position.
Your local authorized Cub Cadet dealer is interested in the performance you receive from your tractor, and with the
maintenance needed to ensure the satisfactory operation of your tractor. The dealer has trained service personnel
familiar with the latest servicing information, is equipped with the latest tools, and has a complete line of genuine
Cub Cadet service parts which assure proper fit and high quality.
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, and
specifications.
If you have difficulties with the tractor and/or equipment; have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance
of this equipment; or desire additional information not found in this manual, contact your nearest authorized Cub
Cadet dealer. If you need assistance in locating a dealer in your area, contact the Customer Dealer Referral Line by
calling:
1-877-282-8684
Or you may contact Cub Cadet via the internet by logging on to our Web Site at:
www.cubcadet.com
To obtain top performance and assure economical operation, the tractor should be inspected by your authorized
dealer periodically or at least once a year, depending on its hours of use. Before calling your dealer, make sure that
you have your model number(s) and manufacturing date available for the dealer.
RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION
Product identification plates are provided for major components of your tractor. The numbers on these plates are
important if your tractor should require dealer service, or if you need additional information on your tractor. Prior to
using your tractor for the first time, record the numbers from the identification plates in the appropriate spaces provided below.
The chassis model plate, showing the factory model number and Mfg. Date (See Figure 1) can be found on the
underside of the seat mounting base. Pivot the seat foward to locate the decal.
The engine serial number decal (See Figure 2) is located on the engine blower housing.
Hood Model
Factory Model No.
Delivery Date
Mfg. Date
Engine Model/Spec. No.
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
Model Number
Mfg. Date
Engine Serial No.
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com
CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
Figure 1
Figure 2
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SECTION I. CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
Your Cub Cadet Tractor has been safety engineered.
This section gives a brief description of the function
and location of the various controls and indicators.
Thoroughly acquaint yourself with all the controls and
indicators before attempting to start or operate the
tractor.
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Indicator Panel/Hour Meter
Hour Meter/Battery Display
Power Take-Off (PTO) Control Switch
Key Switch Module
Throttle Control Lever
Choke Control
Brake Pedal Lock
Cruise Control Lever
Brake Pedal
J.
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Figure 3
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Forward Control Pedal
Reverse Control Pedal
Lift Handle
Lift Height Indicator
Seat Adjustment Lever
12V Power Outlet
Transmission Release Lever
Fuses (Not Shown)
Safety Interlock Switches (Not Shown)
A. INDICATOR PANEL/HOUR METER
The hour meter/indicator uses indicator lights to display the status of various functions of the tractor and
also records the accumulated hours of operation.
Oil
Pressure
Indicator
Battery
Indicator
Hour
Meter
PTO
Engaged
Indicator
Parking Brake
Engaged
Indicator
Figure 4
Indicator Panel Features
Battery Indicator (Refer to Figure 4)
• Illuminates and the battery voltage is displayed
briefly when the ignition switch it turned to an on
position.
• Illuminates to indicate the battery voltage has
dropped below 11.5 (+0.5/-1.0) DC 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.
B. HOUR METER/BATTERY DISPLAY
The hour meter shows the hours (tenths of an hourright most digit) that the tractor has been operated.
• The hour meter is activated when the key switch
is turned to either the “NORMAL MOWING” or the
"REVERSE CAUTION MODE" switch positions. A
record of the actual hours of operation should be
kept to assure maintenance procedures are completed according to the schedule in this manual.
• When the key switch is turned to an on position,
the battery indicator light briefly illuminates and
the battery voltage is briefly displayed. The display then changes to the accumulated hours.
C. POWER TAKE–OFF (PTO) CONTROL SWITCH
The power take-off (PTO) switch operates the front
electric PTO clutch. Pull the switch knob upward to engage, or push downward to disengage the PTO clutch.
D. KEY SWITCH MODULE
The key switch module consist of a four position key
switch, the “Reverse Push Button”, and a red indicator light. See Figure 5.
KEY SWITCH MODULE
INDICATOR
LIGHT
Oil Pressure Indicator (Refer to Figure 4)
• This warning lamp indicates low engine oil pressure. If this indicator illuminates, stop the tractor
immediately and check the engine oil level. If the
oil level is within the operating range, but the light
remains on, contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
NOTE: The oil pressure indicator may illuminate
when the key switch is turned to an on position,
but should turn off when the engine is started.
PTO Engaged Indicator (Refer to Figure 4)
• This indicator illuminates when the key switch is
turned to the "START" position while the PTO
switch is pulled upward in the "ENGAGED"
position. Check this indicator if the engine will not
crank with the key switch in the "START" position.
If necessary, move the PTO switch to the
"DISENGAGED" position.
Brake Engaged Indicator (Refer to Figure 4)
• This indicator illuminates when the key switch is
turned to the "START" position and the brake
pedal is not fully depressed. Check this indicator
if the engine will not crank with the key switch in
the "START" position. If necessary, fully depress
the brake pedal.
REVERSE
PUSH
BUTTON
KEY IN START
POSITION
KEY IN NORMAL
MOWING MODE
KEY IN STOP
POSITION
KEY IN REVERSE
CAUTION MODE
Figure 5
The four key positions of key switch module (Refer to
Figure 5) and their functions are as follows:
•
STOP — Stops the tractor engine and shuts
down the tractor’s electrical circuits.
•
REVERSE CAUTION MODE — This position
allows the machine to be operated in reverse with
the blades (PTO) engaged.
•
NORMAL MOWING — The normal operating
position. All safety interlock circuits are activated
and the blades (PTO) will disengage when the
tractor is driven in the reverse direction.
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•
START — Energizes the starter motor to crank
and start the tractor engine. Release the key as
soon as the engine starts and the key will return
to “NORMAL MOWING” position.
WARNING
To prevent accidental starting and/or battery
discharge, remove the key from the key switch
when the tractor is not in use.
REVERSE PUSH BUTTON — The orange/triangular
button at the top/right corner of the key switch module
activates the system which allows the tractor’s blades
(PTO) to remain engaged when the tractor is driven in
the reverse direction. The key must be turned to the
“REVERSE CAUTION MODE” and the operator must
be in the tractor seat prior to depressing the button to
activate the system.
The RED INDICATOR LIGHT at the top/left corner of
the key switch module comes “ON” to alert the
operator that the key has been turned to the “Reverse
Caution Mode” position, the “Reverse Push Button”
has been depressed, and that the blades will remain
engaged when the machine is driven in reverse.
IMPORTANT: Mowing in reverse is not recommended.
E. THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER
This lever controls the speed of the engine. When
set in a given position, the control cable will maintain
a uniform engine speed.
NOTE: When using PTO operated equipment, best
performance is achieved with the throttle lever in the
“FAST” position.
The brake lock lever, located in the center of the
dash panel below the steering wheel, is identified
P
with the
symbol. Always engage the brake
pedal lock when dismounting the tractor. To engage
the brake pedal lock, depress the brake pedal and
push down on the brake pedal lock lever. Hold the
lever down while releasing the brake pedal. The lever should lock in the down position.
H. CRUISE CONTROL LEVER
The cruise control lever, located in the center of the
dash panel below the steering wheel, is identified with
the
symbol. This lever can be used to maintain a desired “foot free” forward speed in areas
where constant speed changes are not required. Refer to Section II- OPERATION for instructions on how
to use this feature.
I. BRAKE PEDAL
The brake pedal is located at the front of the right running board above the forward control pedal. Press
down to stop the tractor and disengage the cruise control. The brake pedal must be fully depressed to activate the safety interlock switch when starting the
tractor.
J. FORWARD CONTROL PEDAL
The forward control pedal is located at the front of the
right running board below the brake pedal. Slowly
press down on the pedal to start moving forward. The
forward ground speed of the tractor is directly affected
by the distance the pedal is depressed.
K. REVERSE CONTROL PEDAL
WARNING
This symbol shows slow position.
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.
This symbol shows fast position.
F. CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control is operated manually. Pull the
knob out to choke the engine; push the knob in to
open the choke.
The reverse control pedal is located in the right front
running board rearward of the brake and forward control pedals. Press the pedal downward to move in reverse.
L. LIFT HANDLE
The lift handle is located in the left fender and is used
to raise and lower equipment used with the tractor. The
equipment can be set in any of six positions by depressing the top button on the handle, moving the handle to the desired position, then releasing the button. It
may be necessary to push or pull slightly on the handle
to depress the button. Lift assist springs reduce the effort needed to lift attachments. To adjust assist spring
tension refer to ADJUSTMENTS in Section III.
G. BRAKE PEDAL LOCK
WARNING
The hydrostatic transmission will not hold the
tractor on a hill. Normal internal leakage in the
transmission will allow the tractor to roll downhill. To avoid an accident and/or possible injury, engage the brake pedal lock.
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M. LIFT HEIGHT INDICATOR
The lift height indicator is located in the left fender and
indicates the height of the deck attachment when installed.
N. SEAT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
The seat adjustment lever (See Figure 6) is used to
move the seat forward or rearward into one of five positions. See ADJUSTING THE SEAT in Section III.
Q. SAFETY INTERLOCK SWITCHES
This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system
for the protection of the operator. If the interlock system should ever malfunction, do not operate the tractor. Contact your authorized Cub Cadet Dealer. The
safety interlock system prevents the engine from
cranking or starting unless the brake pedal is fully depressed, and the PTO switch is in the “OFF” position.
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off
the engine if the operator leaves the seat before engaging the brake lock.
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off
the engine if the operator leaves the seat with the PTO
in the “RUN” position, regardless of whether the brake
lock is engaged. The PTO switch must be moved to the
“OFF” position to restart the engine.
With key switch in “NORMAL MOWING” position:
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off
the PTO if the reverse control pedal is depressed with
the PTO in the “RUN” position. To re-engage the PTO,
release the reverse control pedal, move the PTO
switch to the “OFF” position, then again pull the switch
to the “RUN” position.
12V POWER
OUTLET
Figure 6
O. 12V POWER OUTLET
The 12V power outlet ( see Figure 6) is located on the
front/right surface of the fender, below the seat. It is
used for the convenience of plugging in accessories
that require a power source with a maximum load of 5
amps at 12 volts.
FUEL TANK
The fuel tank is located under the rear fender. The filler
cap is in the center/rear of the fender (See Figure 7).
O. TRANSMISSION RELEASE LEVER
The transmission release lever is located at the back of
the tractor in the rear drawbar. When engaged, this lever opens a hydrostatic pump bypass valve, which allows the tractor to be pushed short distances by hand.
To engage the release lever, lift and pull the lever rearward through the keyhole until the flange on the rod is
outside the drawbar. Lower the lever into the slot and
release. To disengage the release lever, pull back on
the lever, lift out of the slot and release.
Figure 7
P. FUSES
The two fuses are located under the hood behind the
dash panel. Fuses are installed to protect the tractor’s
electrical circuitry and components from damage
caused by excessive amperage.
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HOOD AND SIDE PANELS
The tractor hood is arranged to swing up and forward
for easy access to the engine compartment (See Figure 8). Whenever engine maintenance is required, the
side panels can be removed.
3. Grasp the side panel just behind the grille and pull
outward to release the side panel from the
tapered bushings on the grille.
4. Slide the side panel forward and out of the groove
in the dash panel.
To install either the right or left side panel, refer to Figure 8 and proceed as follows:
WARNING
1. Slide the rear of panel into the groove in the dash
panel.
If the engine has been recently run, the engine,
muffler and surrounding metal surfaces will be
hot and can cause burns to the skin. Allow the
tractor to cool and use caution when removing
the side panels.
2. Position the notch of the rear side panel tab on
the threads of the bulkhead rod, between the
bulkhead and wing nut.
To remove either the right or left side panel, refer to
Figure 8 and proceed as follows:
1. Engage the brake lock and raise the hood.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the rear wing nut and
upper front wing nut.
3. Press the slots of the front side panel flange onto
the tapered retainers, between the retainers and
the grille.
4. Tighten the rear and upper front wing nuts and
close the hood.
UPPER FRONT
WING NUT
GRASP
REAR WING NUT
SIDE PANEL
REAR TAB
ON PANEL
RETAINER WITH
TAPERED GUIDE
GRILLE
GROOVE IN
DASH PANEL
GRASP
Figure 8
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SECTION II. OPERATION
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) and unleaded
gasoline blends (up to a maximum of 15% MTBE
by volume) are approved fuels. Other gasoline/
ether blends are not approved.
WARNING
RECEIVE INSTRUCTION - Read the
operator’s manual. Learn to operate this
machine SAFELY. Don’t risk INJURY or
DEATH.
1. Before starting the engine or beginning operation, be familiar with the controls. The
operator must be seated, the PTO switch in
the “OFF” position and the brake pedal fully
depressed.
2. Keep all shields in place. Keep away from
moving parts.
3. NO RIDERS! Keep all people a safe distance away. Look down and behind to
both sides before and while backing up.
4. DO NOT direct the mower discharge at
people.
5. Avoid slopes. Tractors can roll over.
4. Check the engine and transmission oil levels.
5. Clean the air cleaner element if necessary.
6. Check the tire inflation pressures.
7. Adjust the seat for operator’s maximum comfort,
visibility, and for maintaining complete control of
the tractor.
8. Remove the side panels and clean any
accumulated grass and debris from the engine air
inlet screen. Also clean the dash air intake
screen, grille and side panels to ensure adequate
cooling.
9. Refer to the various sections of the Owner’s
Manual for additional information.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
6. Before leaving the operator’s seat: Shut
off the PTO, engage the brake pedal lock,
shut off the engine and remove the ignition
key. Wait for all movement to stop before
servicing or cleaning.
WARNING
This unit is equipped with a safety inerlock
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 as described
below:
7. Do not fill the fuel tank when the engine is
running or while the engine is hot. Tighten
the fuel cap securely.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
1. Before you operate the tractor, study this manual
carefully. It has been prepared to help you operate
and maintain your tractor with utmost efficiency.
2. Familiarize yourself with the operations of all the
instruments and controls.
3. This engine is certified to operate on unleaded
gasoline. For best results, fill the fuel tank with
only clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline with a pump
sticker octane rating of 87 or higher. In countries
using the Research method, it should be 90
octane minimum.
Unleaded gasoline is recommended because it
leaves less combustion chamber deposits and reduces harmful exhaust emissions. Leaded gasoline is not recommended and must not be used
where exhaust emissions are regulated.
Gasohol (up to 10% ethyl alcohol, 90% unleaded
gasoline by volume) is an approved fuel. Other
gasoline/alcohol blends are not approved.
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•
The safety interlock system prevents the engine from cranking or starting unless the brake
pedal is fully depressed and the PTO clutch engagement switch is in the “OFF” position.
•
The safety interlock system will automatically
shut off the engine if the operator leaves the
seat before engaging the brake pedal lock.
•
The safety interlock system will automatically
shut off the engine if the operator leaves the
seat with the PTO engaged, regardless of
whether the brake pedal lock is engaged.
•
With key switch in “NORMAL MOWING”
position: The safety interlock system will
automatically disengage the PTO if the reverse
control pedal is pressed down with the PTO in
the “RUN” position. To re-engage the PTO,
release the reverse control pedal, push the
PTO switch down to the “OFF” position, and
then pull the PTO switch upward to engage the
PTO.
5. Turn the ingnition key to the “START” position and
hold until the engine starts; however, do not crank
the engine continuously for more than 10
seconds at a time. Once the engine starts, gradually
adjust the choke as needed to keep the engine
running until warmed up, then push the choke control
all the way in.
STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING
For personal safety, the operator must be sitting
in the tractor seat when starting the engine.
Never try to start the engine while standing on
the ground.
1. Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat.
2. Pull choke control knob to full choke position.
Less choking may be necessary due to variations
in temperature, grade of fuel, etc. Little or no
choking will be needed when the engine is warm.
3. Place the throttle midway between the “SLOW”
and “FAST” position.
4. Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
5. Fully depress the brake pedal.
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 10 seconds at a time.
If the engine does not start within this time, turn
the key “OFF” and wait a minute to allow the
engine’s starter motor to cool, then try again.
7. After the engine starts, slowly release the brake
pedal. As the engine warms up, gradually push
the choke control knob all the way in. Do not use
the choke to enrich the fuel mixture, except as
necessary to start the engine.
COLD WEATHER STARTING
6. If the engine fails to start after several attempts,
the engine may become flooded. If this happens,
wait a minute to allow the starter motor to cool.
Move the throttle control to the “SLOW” position,
push the choke in all the way and momentarily
crank the engine to help clear the cylinders. With
the throttle control in the “SLOW” position and the
choke all the way in, turn the ignition key to the
“START” position while slowly pulling the choke
out to a position that will allow the engine to start.
Gradually adjust the choke as needed to keep the
engine running until warmed up, then push the choke
control all the way in.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
CAUTION
Remove the key from the ignition switch to
prevent accidental starting or battery discharge
if the equipment is left unattended.
Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position. Move the
throttle control lever between the “MID” and “FAST”
positions. Wait a moment to allow the engine speed to
stabilize, then turn the ignition key to the “STOP” position. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
TRACTOR BREAK-IN PROCEDURE
WARNING
CAUTION
Engine exhaust gases are dangerous. Do not
run the engine in a confined area such as a
storage building any longer than is necessary.
Immediately move the tractor outdoors. For
personal safety, the operator must be sitting in
the tractor seat before starting the tractor.
Never operate a new engine immediately
under full load. Break it in carefully as shown
in the table below.
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:
Period
Engine Throttle
Control Lever
Position
1/2
1st hour
3/4
Full
X
None
X
1. Pull the choke all the way out to full choke position.
2. Move the throttle control lever to midway between
the “SLOW” and “FAST” position.
2nd hour
3. Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
3rd through
12th hour
X
X
4. Fully depress the brake pedal.
X
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Load
Light drawbar load
or
Mowing with tractor
at slow groundspeed
Medium drawbar
load
or
Normal mowing
b. Lightly push the cruise control lever downward
as far as possible and hold in this position.
DRIVING THE TRACTOR
c.
CAUTION
Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed and
sudden stops.
d. If properly engaged, the cruise lever and forward control pedal should lock in the down position, and the tractor will maintain the same
forward speed.
WARNING
e. Disengage the cruise control using one of the
following methods:
Do not leave the seat of the tractor without
disengaging the PTO and engaging the brake
pedal lock. If leaving the tractor unattended,
turn the ignition key off and remove the key.
•
•
•
NOTE
Although not recommended, depressing the
reverse pedal will also disengage the cruise
control.
1. Depress the brake pedal to release the brake pedal lock and let the pedal up. Move the throttle lever
to the position where the engine operates best for
the load to be handled (usually full throttle).
f.
2. Driving with forward or reverse pedals.
Do not use the forward or reverse control
pedals to change the direction of travel when
the tractor is in motion. Use the brake pedal to
bring the tractor to a stop before depressing
either the forward or reverse control pedal.
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.
b. To move in reverse, check that the area behind is clear then fully depress the reverse
control pedal. Always look down and behind
before and while backing up.
WARNING
Operate the tractor up and down slopes, never
across slopes. Always drive up or down the face
of a slope. Do not drive so that the tractor may
tip over sideways .
3. Using the cruise control lever.
NOTE
a. Slowly depress the forward control pedal until
the desired speed is achieved.
To change to the reverse direction when operating with cruise control, depress the brake
pedal to disengage the cruise control and stop
the tractor; then depress the reverse control
pedal.
DRIVING ON SLOPES
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 55 to help determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
a. To move forward, slowly depress the forward
control pedal until the desired speed is
achieved.
The cruise control feature can only be operated
in the forward direction.
Depress the brake pedal to disengage the
cruise control and stop the tractor.
Lightly depress the forward control pedal.
Lift the cruise control lever upward.
NOTE
When using PTO driven equipment, best
performance is achieved with the throttle lever
in the “FAST” position.
CAUTION
While continuing to hold the cruise lever down,
lift your foot from the forward control pedal
(you should feel the cruise latch engage).
Before operating the tractor on any slope, walk the
slope to look for possible hazards such as rocks.
mounds, ruts, stumps or other surface irregularities
which could cause the tractor to overturn.
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Back the tractor with implement up the steepest portion
of each slope you intend to work. If the tractor cannot
negotiate the slope in reverse, the slope is too steep to
be worked.
Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must be
made, turn down the slope. Turning up a slope greatly
increases the chance of a roll over.
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.
OPERATING THE POWER TAKE-OFF (PTO) CLUTCH
IMPORTANT: NEVER engage the PTO clutch while its
driven equipment is under load (e.g., mower deck lowered in grass, snowthrower lowered in deep snow, tiller
lowered in soil). Premature wear and eventual failure
of the PTO clutch and drive belts will result.
Operate the PTO clutch as follows:
1. Move the throttle control lever to approximately the
mid throttle position.
2. Pull the PTO switch to the “RUN” position.
3. Advance the throttle lever to the operating speed
(full engine speed).
STOPPING THE TRACTOR
4. The operator must remain in the tractor seat at all
times. If the operator should leave the seat
without turning off the power take-off switch, the
tractor’s engine will shut off.
CAUTION
Always engage the brake pedal lock, push the
PTO switch to the “OFF” position, lower the
equipment and shut off the engine before
dismounting.
Fully depress the brake pedal to bring the tractor to a
complete stop (and disengage the cruise control), engage the brake pedal lock, disengage the PTO, turn
the ignition switch to “STOP’” and remove the key from
the switch before dismounting.
5. With key switch in “NORMAL MOWING”
position ONLY: The PTO clutch cannot be
operated when the tractor is driven in the reverse
direction. In the “NORMAL MOWING” position,
the PTO clutch will automatically disengage when
the reverse pedal is depressed. To re-engage the
PTO clutch, release the reverse control pedal,
move the PTO switch to the “OFF” position, then
again pull the switch to the “RUN” position.
PTO CLUTCH BREAK-IN (Before initial use ONLY)
Before operating the new clutch under load (mowing
grass, etc.), perform the following break-in procedure:
USING THE DRAWBAR
Drawbar type equipment must be hitched to the tractor
only at the hitch hole in the drawbar (See Figure 9).
1. Start and run the engine a few minutes to warm up.
2. With the mowing deck installed and the engine
running at approximately 50% throttle, engage
and disengage the clutch at ten second intervals
(ten seconds ON-ten seconds OFF) five times.
The engine choke may have to be pulled out
slightly to accomplish this.
HITCH
HOLE
3. Increase the engine speed to 75% throttle and
again engage and disengage the PTO clutch at
ten second intervals five times.
4. Disengage the PTO and stop the engine.
DRAWBAR
Figure 9
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USING THE “REVERSE CAUTION MODE” KEY
POSITION
The “REVERSE CAUTION MODE” position of the key
switch module allows the machine to be operated in reverse with the blades (PTO) engaged.
IMPORTANT: Mowing in reverse is not recommended.
WARNING
2. Turn the key from the “NORMAL MOWING”
(Green) position to the “REVERSE CAUTION
MODE” (Yellow) position of the key switch
module. Refer to Figure 10.
3. Depress 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. Refer to Figure 10.
4. Once activated (indicator light “ON”), the tractor
can be driven in reverse with the cutting blades
(PTO) engaged.
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.
5. Always look down and behind before and while
backing to make sure no children are around.
6. After resuming forward motion, return the key to
the “NORMAL MOWING” position.
To use the “Reverse Caution Mode”:
IMPORTANT: The operator MUST be seated in the
tractor seat.
1. Start the engine as previously instructed in this
Operator’s Manual.
IMPORTANT: The REVERSE CAUTION MODE will
remain activated until:
•
The key switch is turned to either the NORMAL
MOWING or STOP position.
•
The operator leaves the seat. Follow the previous
instructions to re-activate.
KEY SWITCH MODULE
Step 4 - Indicator Light
comes “ON” to alert
operator of activation
Step 3 - Depress Reverse
Push Button to activate
Turn
Key
Step 2 - Turn Key to
Reverse Caution
Mode postition
Step 1 - Start engine, release
key, key returns to Normal
Mowing postition
Figure 10
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SECTION III. ADJUSTMENTS
This section contains adjustment information for the
Model GT 2544 tractor. Adjustment information for the
44 inch deck is located in Section V – Mower Deck
beginning on page 33.
ADJUSTING THE SEAT
To adjust the braking force proceed as follows (Refer
to Figure 12):
1. Place the tractor on a level surface with the brake
pedal lock disengaged. Stop the tractor engine
and remove the ignition key.
2. While working from the underside of the tractor,
facing the threaded end of the rod:
WARNING
•
Remove the internal cotter pin from the brake
rod adjustment ferrule and disconnect the ferrule from the brake cam.
• Loosen the hex jam nut from against the ferrule.
To increase the braking force—
Do not adjust the seat when the tractor is
moving. Adjusting the seat while the tractor is
moving could cause the operator to lose control
of the tractor.
Before starting the tractor, adjust the seat forward or
rearward to the most comfortable driving position. To
reposition the seat, move the seat adjustment lever
(See Figure 11) upward and slide the seat forward or
rearward. Release the adjustment lever when the seat
is comfortably positioned. Gently rock the seat forward
or rearward to be sure the seat is locked in place.
Turn the ferrule clockwise (inward) one full turn at
a time until the ferrule can be inserted into the
brake cam while applying a minimal tension on
the spring.
To decrease the braking force—
Turn the ferrule counterclockwise (outward) one
full turn at a time until the ferrule can be inserted
into the brake cam while applying a minimal
tension on the spring.
3. Turn the ferrule counterclockwise (outward) one
full turn to release the slight spring tension.
Tighten the jam nut against the ferrule, then insert
the ferrule into the brake cam and secure with the
internal cotter pin.
Viewed from top (fender off)
HEX JAM NUT
BRAKE
CAM
ADJUSTMENT
FERRULE
Figure 11
INTERNAL
COTTER PIN
ADJUSTING THE BRAKES
BRAKE ROD
During normal operation of this tractor, the brakes are
subject to wear and will need periodic examination and
adjustment.
SPRING
To check the brake adjustment, position the tractor on
a firm and level surface. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key. Pull and lock the transmission
release lever in the “TRANSMISSION RELEASED”
position. Perform the following checks:
1. Engage the brake pedal lock. If the tractor can be
pushed forward or rearward, the braking force
must be increased.
2. Release the brake pedal lock. If the tractor cannot
be pushed forward or rearward, the braking force
must be decreased.
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Figure 12
Recheck the brake adjustment to ensure proper brake
operation before operating the tractor. If brake rod
adjustment does not correct the problem, see your
authorized Cub Cadet dealer.
WHEEL ALIGNMENT
The front wheels should toe-in approximately 1/8 to
1/4 inch, as measured across dimensions A and B
shown in Figure 13.
Viewed from beneath the tractor
PERPENDICULAR
TO FRAME
5. Disconnect the front ball joints from the steering
arms by removing the hex lock nuts (Refer to
Figure 14). Manually move each wheel to achieve
the required toe-in and equal D measurements.
6. Loosen the jam nuts from the ball joints (See
Figure 14).
LOWER
STEERING
ARM
BALL JOINT
JAM NUT
TIE ROD
HEX
LOCK
NUT
STEERING
ARM
Figure 14
Figure 13
FRONT WHEEL ADJUSTMENT
WARNING
Place the tractor on a firm and level surface.
To adjust the toe-in, proceed as follows:
1. Check the lower steering arm to ensure it is
perpendicular to the tractor frame (See Figure 13).
7. Making sure not to move the lower steering arm or
either wheel, turn the ball joint in or out on each tie
rod as necessary to align with the hole in each
steering arm.
8. Reinstall the ball joints in the steering arms and
secure with the hex lock nuts. Tighten the jam nuts
against the ball joints.
PIVOT BAR ADJUSTMENT
CAUTION
2. Place a mark at the same spot on both front
wheels; preferably the inner bead flange of the
wheel rims.
3. Rotate the wheels to position the marks at the front
horizontal diameter of the wheels, then measure
the distance between the marks and the bottom
edges of the tractor frame channels (See
measurement D in Figure 13). These two
measurements should be equal.
The tractor should be checked every 50 hours
of operation for play between the frame axle
channel and the pivot axle.
Check and adjust the pivot axle as follows:
1. Raise the front ot the tractor and set it on jack
stands, so the front wheels are suspended above
the ground.
4. While holding the steering arms to prevent the
steering knuckles from moving, rotate the marks to
the rear horizontal diameter. Measure the distance
between the marks and the frame (See
measurement C in Figure 13). Measurement D
should be approximately 1/16 to 1/8 inch less than
measurement C on each side of the tractor.
CAUTION
For safety, block the rear wheels to prevent the
tractor from rolling and tipping or sliding the jack
stands.
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2. Pivot the ends of the axle up and down to check for
binding. If the axle is binding, loosen the lock nuts
(See Figure 15) until binding is eliminated.
Place the tractor on a firm and level surface and
chock the front wheels before raising the rear
wheels from the ground. Use jack stands to
support the rear of the tractor when raised.
PIVOT AXLE
ADJUSTMENT BOLTS
LOCK
NUT
WARNING
2. Raise the rear of the tractor, so that the rear tires are
at least one inch above the surface, and set it on
jack stands. Make certain the jack stands are positioned to balance the tractor and prevent tipping.
A
A
WARNING
LOCK
NUTS
FRAME AXLE
CHANNEL
The operator presence safety circuit will stop
the engine if the seat is empty when the brake
pedal is released. If an assistant is seated when
adjusting the neutral setting, use extreme caution to prevent the tractor from tipping or rolling.
Similar precautions should be taken with any
other method of over-riding the safety circuit,
such as placing a weight in the seat. Never operate the tractor with the safety circuit disabled.
PIVOT
AXLE
SECTION A-A
Figure 15
3. Grasping the ends of the pivot axle, attempt to
move each end of the axle forward and rearward
to check for side play between the axle and frame
channel. If play is present, gradually tighten the
lock nuts until play is minimized.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until minimum play without
binding is achieved.
5. Raise the front of the tractor, remove the jack
stands, and lower the tractor to the ground.
Remove the blocks from the rear wheels.
HYDROSTATIC NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The following adjustments will be necessary if the
tractor creeps forward or rearward when neither the
forward nor reverse pedals are depressed.
Checking the Transmission Neutral Setting
To check and adjust the transmission neutral setting,
proceed as follows:
1. Drive the tractor for approximately 5-10 minutes to
warm up the transmission, then stop the engine
and engage the parking brake.
3. Carefully start the tractor engine and release the
parking brake. Observe both rear wheels for
rotation in either direction.
4. If wheel rotation is observed, refer to Figure 16 and
adjust the neutral setting as follows:
a. Disconnect the rear control rod (2) from the
control arm (5) by removing the internal cotter
pin (10) from the control arm pin (10).
b. If wheel rotation stops when the rod is
disconnected, check and readjust the control
rod per the instructions below.
c.
If wheel rotation continues, loosen the two hex
wash. hd. tapp screws (4) securing the neutral
return adjustment bracket (9).
d. If the rotation is in the forward direction, slide
the neutral return adjustment bracket w/
centering pin (8) rearward until the wheels just
begin to rotate in the reverse direction. Then
slowly slide the neutral return adjustment
bracket w/centering pin slightly forward until
wheel rotation stops.
e. If the rotation is in the reverse direction, slowly
slide the adjustment bracket w/centering pin
slightly forward until rotation stops.
f.
Carefully tighten the hex wash. hd. tapp
screws (4), making certain the neutral return
adjustment bracket does not move.
g. Stop the engine and engage the parking
brake.
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3
CONTROL
CAM
10
2
4
5
6
1
7
9
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Front Control Rod
Rear Control Rod
Hex Tap Screw
Hex Wash Hd Tapp Screw
Control Arm
Control Arm Pin
Neutral Arm
Centering Pin
Neutral Return Adjust. Brkt.
Internal Cotter Pin
7
8
Figure 16
Adjusting the Control Rod
ADJUSTING LIFT ASSIST SPRING TENSION
After completing the previous steps (1 thru 4) for
checking neutral setting, refer to Figure 16 and adjust
the control rod as follows:
The effort required to operate the implement lift handle
can be varied by loosening or tightening the lift assist
spring adjusting bolts on each side of the tracor (See
Figure 17). The bolts can be accessed from the rear of
the tractor, inside the left and right rear wheels. Turning
each adjusting bolt clockwise will decrease the manual
effort required for lifting attachments; turning
counterclockwise will increase the effort needed to lift
the attachment. It is recommended that both lift assist
springs be adjusted to approximately the same tension.
NOTE
The brake pedal lock MUST be engaged to
properly adjust the control rod.
1. Loosen, but do not remove, the hex tap screws (3)
that fasten the front and rear control rods together.
LEFT LIFT
ASSIST SPRING
2. While making certain to not move the front control
rod (1), control cam, or control arm (5), slide the
rear control rod (2) in the direction necessary to
directly align its hole with the control arm pin (6).
3. Slide the rear control rod onto the control arm pin
and secure with the internal cotter pin (10), then
tighten the hex tap screws. Make sure to maintain
the adjusted position of the control rods when
tightening the screws.
4. Raise the rear of the tractor, remove the jack
stands and lower the tractor.
ADJUSTING
BOLT
Figure 17
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CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS
NOTE
WARNING
Carburetor adjustments should be made only
after the engine has warmed up.
When making adjustments to the carburetor
while the engine is running, disengage the PTO
clutch and engage the brake pedal lock. Keep
clear of all moving parts and be careful of all hot
surfaces.
1. Start the engine and run at half throttle for 5 to 10
minutes to warm up. The engine must be warm
before making the final settings. Check that the
throttle and choke plates can fully open.
2. Idle Speed Setting: Place the throttle control into
the “idle” or “slow” position. Set the low idle speed
to 1200 rpm (± 75 rpm) by turning the low idle
speed adjusting screw in or out. Check the speed
using a tachometer (See Figure 18).
WARNING
Carbon monoxide fumes can be fatal! Do not
make any adjustments to the carburetor in a
confined area such as a storage building. Move
the tractor outside into the air.
The carburetor is adjusted at the factory and under
normal operating conditions it will not require
readjusting. The high speed and idle fuel mixture
settings are made at the factory and cannot be
adjusted. If the engine does not operate properly and
the problem appears to be fuel system related, check
the following areas before adjusting the carburetor:
Refer to MAINTENANCE section.
•
•
•
•
•
NOTE: AIR CLEANER COVER MUST
BE REMOVED TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR IDLE SPEED
Check for fuel in fuel tank
Check fuel cap vent for blockage
Check fuel line for pinched or obstructed areas
Check for fuel filter blockage
Check for a clogged air filter
If, however, the engine is hard-starting or runs roughly
or stalls at low idle speed, it may be necessary to
adjust or service the carburetor.
The air filter element and element cover must be
assembled to the carburetor when running the engine.
There are no accessible mixture adjustment screws on
the carburetor. The only setting which can be changed
is the low idle speed.
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IDLE SPEED
ADJUSTING SCREW
AND SPRING
Figure 18
3. If proper operation is not restored after adjusting the
low idle speed, carburetor servicing by your Cub
Cadet dealer may be required.
SECTION IV. MAINTENANCE
•
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission
control devices and systems, which are being done at
the customer’s expense, may be performed by any
engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty
repairs must be performed by an authorized Kohler
service outlet.
Never operate the engine with the oil level below
the “L” mark or above the “F” mark on the dipstick.
NOTE
Check the oil level only while the engine is
stopped and the tractor is level.
ENGINE OIL
The engine-crankcase is filled with ship-away oil. This
oil may be used for the first 5 hours of engine operation
at temperatures between 0° and 90°F. If temperatures
are not within this range, drain the oil from the oil filter
and crankcase and replace with new oil as specified in
the LUBRICATION TABLE.
CAUTION
The oil level should be checked every hour
during the first 5 hours of operation and prior to
every use thereafter.
To aid starting, the selection of crankcase lubricating
oils should be based on the lowest anticipated
temperatures until the next scheduled oil change.
For oil change intervals of 100 hours, the following oils
are recommended.
Ambient Temperature
OIL LEVEL
DIPSTICK
Viscosity (Grade SG/SH)
+32°F and Above —
Cub Cadet Engine Oil S.A.E.
10W30
Below +32°F —
Cub Cadet Engine Oil S.A.E.
5W20 or S.A.E. 5W30*
OPERATING
RANGE
OIL FILLER
CAP
*Synthetic Engine Oil S.A.E. 5W20 or S.A.E. 5W30 is
acceptable, up to 40°F. Synthetic oils will provide
better starting in extreme cold (below -10°F).
CHECKING THE OIL LEVEL
Regularly checking and maintaining the engine oil level
in the crankcase cannot be overemphasized. Close
monitoring of the oil level during the first 10 hours of
operation is especially important. Referring to Figure
19, check the oil level BEFORE EACH USE as follows:
•
The engine must be cool so the oil has had time to
drain into the sump of the crankcase.
•
Clean the area around the oil level dipstick to prevent debris from entering the crankcase.
•
Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Insert the
dipstick into the tube and press all the way down.
•
Remove the dipstick and check the oil level.
•
Always keep the oil level at or near the “F” mark on
the dipstick. If the oil is low, add oil of the proper
type up to the “F” mark. Always check the oil level
with the dipstick before adding more oil.
Figure 19
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ADDING OIL
WARNING
CAUTION
If the tractor has recently been operated, the
engine and surrounding areas may be hot. Use
caution not to burn yourself when removing the
side panels, draining the oil from the crankcase,
and changing the oil filter.
Never overfill the engine crankcase. The engine
may overheat and/or damage may result if the
crankcase is below the “LOW” mark or over the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick.
NOTE
NOTE
For best results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity
of oil. Always check the level on the dipstick
before adding more oil.
The oil filter should be changed at every oil
change interval. The filters can be obtained
through your Cub Cadet dealer under part
number KH-12-050-08.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the proper type of oil to add to the
crankcase.
Refer to the MAINTENANCE CHART and the
LUBRICATION TABLE for information regarding the
frequency of required oil changes and the quantity and
type of oil needed.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
2. Clean the area around the oil level dipstick,
dipstick tube, and the oil filler cap to prevent debris
from entering the crankcase.
The oil filter is located behind the left side panel and is
mounted on the engine (See Figure 20).
OIL
FILTER
3. Remove the oil filler cap from the left valve cover
and SLOWLY pour in oil. Fill the crankcase until
the oil level reaches the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick (Refer to Figure 19).
4. Reinstall the oil filler cap by screwing it securely
into the valve cover.
PLASTIC
CAP
CAUTION
FLEXIBLE
TUBING
The oil filler cap MUST BE TIGHTENED
SECURELY INTO THE VALVE COVER AT
ALL TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE IS
OPERATING. Severe engine damage could
result from failure to do so.
OIL DRAIN
VALVE
Figure 20
DRAINING OIL AND REPLACING OIL FILTER
Run the engine for a few minutes to allow the oil in the
crankcase to warm up. Warm oil will flow more freely
and carry away more of the engine sediment which
may have settled at the bottom of the crankcase. Use
care to avoid burns from hot oil.
NOTE
The engine oil should be changed after the first
5 hours of operation. Then oil should be
changed after every 100 hours of operation.
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While the engine oil is warm, proceed as follows:
FILLING THE CRANKCASE
NOTE
CAUTION
A 12 inch length of flexible tubing is supplied in
the owner’s manual package and should be
used to drain the engine oil.
Never overfill the engine crankcase. The engine
may overheat and/or damage may result if the
crankcase is below the “LOW” mark or over the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
NOTE
2. Clean around the base of the oil filter, oil level
dipstick, dipstick tube, and the oil filler cap to
prevent debris from entering the crankcase.
3. Unseat the plastic dust cap from the engine oil
drain valve. To prevent loss of the cap, do not
remove the cap’s retaining ring from the drain
valve (Refer to Figure 20). Remove the dipstick
and oil fill cap.
4. Attach the flexible tubing (supplied in owner’s
manual package) to the drain valve. Place an
appropriate container below the open end of the
tubing to collect the old oil.
5. To open the drain valve, push it slightly inward and
turn it counterclockwise until it stops, then pull it
outward.
6. Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise
using an automotive type filter wrench to loosen.
7. Allow the old oil to completely drain from the
engine crankcase into the container below. To
close the drain valve, push it inward, turn
clockwise until it stops and then release it.
8. Remove the flexible tubing from the drain valve.
Clean the tubing and store in a safe place for future
use.
For best results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity
of oil. Always check the level on the dipstick
before adding more oil.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the oil capacity and the proper type of oil to
pour into the crankcase.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
2. Clean around the oil level dipstick, dipstick tube,
and the oil filler cap to prevent debris from entering
the crankcase.
3. Remove the oil filler cap from the left valve cover
and SLOWLY pour in oil. The oil capacity is
approximately 4 pints. Fill the crankcase until the
oil level reaches the “FULL” mark on the dipstick
(Refer to Figure 19).
4. Reinstall the oil filler cap by screwing it securely
into the valve cover.
9. Clean the drain valve and push the plastic dust cap
onto the valve.
NOTE
10. To assure a continuous flow of oil to all critical
lubrication points within the engine, pour some
new oil into the treaded center hole of the filter and
allow time for the oil to be absorbed into the filter
material.
The oil filler cap MUST BE TIGHTENED
SECURELY INTO THE VALVE COVER AT
ALL TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE IS
OPERATING. Severe engine damage could
result from failure to do so.
11. Apply a light coating of clean oil on the gasket of
the new oil filter. Thread the filter on by hand until
the gasket contacts the oil filter adapter, then
tighten the filter an additional 2/3 to 1 turn.
5. Start the tractor engine and allow it to run for 30
seconds, then stop the engine and remove the
ignition key.
Refer to FILLING THE CRANKCASE and to the
LUBRICATION TABLE and refill the crankcase with
the quantity and type of oil specified.
6. Check the oil level and add oil if necessary. DO
NOT OVERFILL THE ENGINE CRANKCASE.
7. Check the oil filter and drain valve for leaks.
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CHECKING TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL
NOTE
Check the oil level only while the engine is
stopped and the tractor is level.
Check the oil level of the transmission case before
each use to see that it is filled to the correct level.
Before checking the transmission oil level, clean the
area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to prevent debris
from entering the transmission case. Always keep the
oil level between the “FULL” and the “ADD” marks on
the dipstick (See Figure 21). When checking the oil
level, the dipstick must be withdrawn and wiped clean,
then inserted all the way before being withdrawn for a
true reading.
F
OPERATING
RANGE
A
TRANSMISSION
DIPSTICK
3. Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick from the oil fill port
and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill port. Fill the
transmission case until the oil level reaches the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick (Refer to Figure 21).
4. Reinstall the oil fill plug/dipstick securely into the
oil fill port.
IMPORTANT: The oil fill plug/dipstick must be
installed securely into the fill port at all times when
the engine is operating.
HYDROSTATIC DRIVE OIL FILTER
CAUTION
Never overfill the transmission case. Damage
or leakage may result if the oil level in the
transmission case is below the “ADD” mark or
over the “FULL” mark of the dipstick. For best
results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the dipstick as
opposed to adding a given quantity of oil.
Always check the level on the dipstick before
adding more oil.
Refer to the MAINTENANCE CHART for information
regarding the frequency of the hydrostatic
transmission oil filter replacement. The filter can be
obtained through your Cub Cadet dealer under the part
number 923-3014.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the oil capacity and the proper type of oil to
pour into the transmission case.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
Figure 21
ADDING TRANSMISSION OIL
2. Clean the area around the transmission drain plug
to prevent debris from entering the transmission
case. Remove the drain plug and allow the
transmission oil to drain into a clean container
having a capacity of more than 6 quarts. Reinstall
the drain plug (See Figure 22).
CAUTION
Never overfill the transmission case. Damage
or leakage may result if the oil level in the
transmission case is below the “ADD” mark or
over the “FULL” mark of the dipstick.For best
results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the dipstick as
opposed to adding a given quantity of oil.
Always check the level on the dipstick before
adding more oil.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the proper type of oil to add to the
transmission case.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
2. Clean the area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the transmission
case.
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TRANSMISSION
OIL FILTER
TRANSMISSION
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 22
CAUTION
If the transmission oil is to be re-used, cover the
container holding the drained oil to prevent
contamination. Contaminated transmission oil
can damage the hydro transmission.
3. Clean around the base of the transmission oil filter
and remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise
(Refer to Figure 22).
2. Remove the foam precleaner by sliding it up off the
paper element (Refer to Figure 23).
3. Wash the precleaner in warm water with
detergent. Rinse the precleaner thoroughly until all
traces of the detergent are eliminated. Squeeze
out (do not wring) excess water in a dry cloth.
Allow the precleaner to air dry.
4. Saturate the foam precleaner with new engine oil.
Squeeze out all excess oil.
4. Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to the
gasket of the new filter. Install the filter by turning
it clockwise, by hand, until the gasket contacts the
filter base on the transmission housing; then
tighten the filter an additional 1/2 turn.
1
5. Clean the area around the transmission oil fill
plug/dipstick to prevent debris from entering the
transmission case.
3
2
4
6. Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick from the oil fill port
and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill port. Fill the
transmission case until the oil level reaches the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick (Refer to Figure 21).
5
7. Reinstall the oil fill plug/dipstick securely into the
oil fill port.
6
8. Start the engine and allow it to run for a few
minutes. Shut the engine off, then check for leaks
and re-check the oil level in the transmission case.
7
CAUTION
The oil fill plug/dipstick must be installed
securely into the fill port at all times when
the engine is operating.
1.
2.
3.
4.
AIR CLEANER
Check the air cleaner daily or before starting the
engine. Check for loose or damaged components and
check the condition of the filter element. Remove any
buildup of dirt and debris in the air cleaner housing.
NOTE
Operating the engine with loose or damaged air
cleaner components will allow unfiltered air into
the carburetor; causing extensive wear and
eventual failure of the engine.
Servicing the Precleaner
Wash and re-oil the foam precleaner at 1 month
intervals or after every 10 hours of operation (more
often under extremely dusty or dirty conditions),
whichever occurs first.
1. Unfasten the air cleaner cover retaining knob and
remove the air cleaner cover (Refer to Figure 23).
Air Cleaner Cover
Wing Nut
Element Cover
Rubber Grommet
5. Paper Element
6. Foam Precleaner
7. Air Cleaner Base
Figure 23
5. Reinstall the precleaner over the paper element.
6. Reinstall the air cleaner cover and secure with the
retaining knob.
Servicing the Paper Element
Inspect the paper element before each use. Every 100
hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty
or dirty conditions) replace the element.
1. Unfasten the air cleaner cover retaining knob and
remove the air cleaner cover (Refer to Figure 23).
2. Remove the foam precleaner by sliding it up off the
paper element (Refer to Figure 23).
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3. Remove the wing nut and element cover plate,
then lift out the paper air filter element.
4. Do not wash the paper element or use pressurized
air, as this will damage the element. Replace a
dirty, bent or damaged element. Handle new
elements carefully; do not use if the sealing
surfaces are bent or damaged.
5. When servicing the air cleaner, check the air
cleaner base. Make sure it is secured and not bent
or damaged. Also check the element cover for
damage or improper fit. Replace all damaged air
cleaner components.
6. Inspect the rubber grommet (Refer to Figure 23)
for deterioration, cracks, and for a snug fit on the
air cleaner stud. Replace if damaged or worn.
NOTE
Remove all dirt from around the spark plug
before removing.
To remove the spark plugs, always use a spark plug
wrench. Check the gap after every 100 hours of
operation.
Replace a defective plug with a new plug. Set the
spark plug gap at .030 inch (See Figure 24). Tighten
the plug to 18-22 ft-lbs. See your authorized dealer for
the correct replacement plug.
.030 in. gap
7. Reinstall the paper element, foam precleaner,
element cover, wing nut and air cleaner cover.
Make certain the cover retaining knob is tightened
securely.
Properly cleaned and installed air cleaner elements
significantly contribute to prolonging engine life.
CLEANING ENGINE
This tractor has an air-cooled engine. Air must be able
to circulate freely through the flywheel screen, blower
housing, and cooling shrouds, and over the cooling fins
of the cylinder head and cylinder block. Regularly
check these areas for accumulated dirt and debris to
prevent engine overheating and possibly causing
extensive engine damage. Every 100 hours of
operation, remove the blower housing and cooling
shrouds to clean the cooling surfaces of the engine.
Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
Regularly clean the outside and inside of the side
panel screens, the dash intake screen and the grille to
ensure adequate air flow for cooling the engine.
NOTE
Figure 24
FUEL FILTER
WARNING
Do not replace the fuel filter when engine is hot.
The engine is equipped with an inline fuel filter.
Visually inspect the filter periodically for a build-up of
residue inside the filter body, and for a dirty element
which can be indicated by discoloration. Replace the
fuel filter when dirty.
HEADLIGHTS
This machine is designed to cool properly with
the side panels in place. Operating without the
panels could cause premature accumulation of
dirt and debris on the engine, resulting in
inadequate cooling.
Refer to SPECIFICATIONS when replacement of
head lamp bulbs is necessary.
WARNING
Allow the engine and surrounding surfaces to
cool before changing the head lamp bulbs.
SPARK PLUG
Replace headlight bulbs as follows: (See Figure 25)
WARNING
1. Unplug the wire harness leads from the headlight
socket terminals. Note which wire connects to
each terminal before disconnecting.
To avoid possible injury, be sure the engine is
off and has cooled before making any
adjustments or repairs.
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2. Rotate the socket assembly as follows to remove
from the reflector housing:
•
Left headlight — appoximately 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
•
Right headlight — approximately 1/4 turn clockwise.
GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
WARNING
a. Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories
contain
lead
and
lead
compounds. Wash Hands after handling.
3. Push the bulb inward and turn counterclockwise to
remove from the socket.
b. Should battery acid accidentally splatter into
the eyes or onto the skin, rinse the affected
area immediately with clean cold water. If
there is any further discomfort, seek prompt
medical attention.
TERMINAL
SOCKET TAB
c.
If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it with clean
water, then neutralize with a solution of
ammonia/water or baking soda/water.
d. NEVER connect (or disconnect) battery
charger clips to the battery while the charger is
turned on, as it can cause sparks.
e. Keep all sources of ignition (cigarettes,
matches, lighters) away from the battery. The
hydrogen gas generated during charging can
be combustible.
SOCKET
REFLECTOR
NOTCH
REFLECTOR
HOUSING
Figure 25
f.
ALWAYS SHIELD EYES AND PROTECT SKIN AND
CLOTHING WHEN WORKING NEAR BATTERIES.
4. Align a locking post of the bulb base with the notch
in the socket, then push the bulb inward and turn
clockwise to lock
DANGER
BATTERIES CONTAIN SULFURIC ACID AND
MAY EMIT EXPLOSIVE GASES. USE
EXTREME CAUTION WHEN HANDLING
BATTERIES.
5. With the terminals pointing upward, align the tab of
the socket with the notch of the reflector. Push the
socket inward and turn as follows to lock:
•
Left headlight — appoximately 1/4 turn clockwise.
•
Right headlight — approximately 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
6. Connect the wire harness leads to the appropriate
socket terminals.
FUSES
Always use the same capacity fuse for replacement.
Refer to SPECIFICATIONS. If the electrical system
does not function, check the fuses.
To replace a fuse, pull the old fuse from the fuse holder
and install the new fuse.
As a further precaution, only charge the
battery in a well ventilated area.
KEEP BATTERIES OUT OF THE REACH OF
CHILDREN.
MAINTENANCE OF BATTERY
The tractor is shipped with a wet battery — the battery
acid has already been added and the battery sealed.
Although the battery is maintenance free, the following
care should be taken when handling the battery and to
assure its proper life cycle.
1. Spray the terminals and exposed wire with a
battery terminal sealer, or coat the terminals with a
thin coat of grease or petroleum jelly, to protect
against corrosion.
2. Always keep the battery cables and terminals
clean and free of corrosion.
3. Always keep the terminal covers in place over the
battery terminals.
4. Avoid tipping. Even a sealed battery will leak
electrolyte when tipped.
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STORAGE OF THE BATTERY
1. When storing the tractor for extended periods,
disconnect the negative battery cable. It is not
necessary to remove the battery.
2. All batteries discharge during storage. Keep the
exterior of the battery clean, especially the top. A
dirty battery will discharge more rapidly.
WING NUT
ROTATE
UPWARD
HOLDDOWN
STRAP TAB
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.
MOUNTING ROD
COMMON CAUSES FOR BATTERY FAILURE
1. Overcharging
HOLDDOWN
STRAP
Figure 26
2. Undercharging
3. Rotate the mounting rod fully upward toward the
dash panel to provide clearance for battery
removal (Refer to Figure 26).
3. Loose and/or corroded connections
4. Excessive loads
5. Freezing of electrolyte
* These causes do not constitute warranty in
the event of a battery failure.
BATTERY REMOVAL OR INSTALLATION
4. Pull downward on the bottom of the battery
holddown strap to release it from the tab beneath
the battery tray.
5. Loosen the hose clamp and pull the drain tube
from the battery.
WARNING
6. Lift the battery upward and remove from the left
side of the tractor.
7. Install the new battery from the left side of the
tractor and lower into the battery tray.
Battery
posts,
terminals
and
related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash Hands after handling.
8. Install the drain tube onto the battery and secure
with the hose clamp.
When removing the battery, disconnect the
battery cables in the following order to avoid
arcing and the resulting sparks:
Battery Removal:
1. Disconnect the Negative cable.
2. Disconnect the Positive cable.
9. After making sure the holddown is securely looped
around the tab on top of the pedestal, stretch the
battery holddown strap downward across the front
of the battery and loop around the tab below the
battery tray.
Battery Installation:
1. Connect the Positive cable.
2. Connect the Negative cable.
10. Rotate the mounting rod downward and insert
through the bottom of the hole in the bulkhead
mounting tab (Refer to Figure 26).
To replace the battery, proceed as follows:
1. Remove the negative cable from the negative
terminal of the battery, then remove the positive
cable from the positive terminal.
2. Remove the wing nut securing the LH mounting
rod to the mounting tab on the left side of the
bulkhead (Refer to Figure 26). Pull the rod
downward from the bulkhead tab.
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11. Install the wing nut onto the mounting rod, but do
not tighten until after the side panels are installed.
12. Connect the positive cable to the positive terminal
of the battery, then connect the negative cable to
the negative terminal.
CHARGING THE BATTERY
Tire SizePounds per Square Inch
Test and, if necessary, recharge the battery after the
tractor has been stored for a period of time.
• A voltmeter or load tester should read 12.6 volts
(DC) or higher across the battery terminals.
Front Tires
16 x 6.5–8
14
Rear Tires
23 x 9.5–12
10
•
Charge the battery with a 12-volt battery charger at
a MAXIMUM rate of 10 amps.
Voltmeter
Reading
12.7
12.4
12.2
12.0
State of
Charge
100%
75%
50%
25%
Charging
Time
Full Charge
90 Min.
180 Min.
280 Min.
Always ensure that the tire valve caps are in place and
tightened securely to prevent loss of air and to protect
the valve core and stem.
Do not overload the tractor tires by mounting
equipment on the tractor which exceeds the load
capacity of the size of the tires on the tractor.
MOUNTING TIRES ON THE RIM
JUMP STARTING
WARNING
WARNING
Do not mount a tire unless you have the proper
equipment. Do not inflate the tire above the
recommended pressure. Do not stand over the
tire assembly when inflating. Accidental over
inflation could cause an explosive separation of
the tire and rim, which could result in serious
injury of death.
Failure to use this jump starting procedure
could cause sparking, which could result in an
explosion of either battery.
1. Attach the first jumper cable from the positive
terminal of the good battery to the positive terminal
of the dead battery.
2. Attach the second jumper cable from the negative
terminal of the good battery to the FRAME OF THE
UNIT WITH THE DEAD BATTERY.
TIRES
After mounting a new or old tire on the rim, inflate it to
20 pounds (maximum) pressure to seat the tire bead
on the rim flange. Then deflate the tire to the corrrect
operating pressure.
Keep the pneumatic tires properly inflated. Overinflation will cause operator discomfort. Under-inflation
will cause short tire life.
NOTE
After the first 10 hours of operation, check and
retorque the rear wheel lug nuts (both sides) to
35 ft-lbs to make sure they are seated in the rim
and are properly tightened.
Improperly inflated tires will also affect the leveling of
the mower deck and quality of cut.
Inflate the front and rear tires as shown in the following
table:
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SECTION V. MOWER DECK
This section contains adjustment, removal, installation,
and maintenance information for the 44-inch mower
deck. Instructions for installation and removal of the
optional mulching plug are located at the end of this
section.
3. Raise the tractor implement lift handle to its
highest setting.
4. Carefully rotate the outer cutting blades so that
they are positioned perpendicular to the tractor
frame (See Figure 27).
A. DECK LEVELING ADJUSTMENTS
OUTER BLADES
PERPENDICULAR
TO FRAME
In order to achieve even cutting, the mower deck must
be properly leveled. This leveling procedure will result
in the left and right blades having corresponding
cutting-edge-to ground measurements within 1/16 inch
of each other. Also, the blades will each have a 1/8 to
1/4 inch downward tilt toward the front of the tractor. To
level the mower deck, proceed as follows:
WARNING
Figure 27
Before making any adjustments, place the PTO
switch in the “OFF” position, engage the brake
pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the “OFF”
position, and remove the key from the switch.
Disconnect the spark plug wires for additional
safety. When handling the mower deck, be
careful not to cut yourself on the sharp blades.
5. Referring to Figure 28, measure and record the
distance from the hard, level surface to the outermost cutting edge of the right blade. Repeat this
step for the left blade. If the two blade heights are
not within 1/16 inch, proceed to steps 6, 7 and 8. If
the two blade heights are within 1/16 inch, proceed
to FRONT TO BACK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT.
NOTE
Check the tires for proper inflation before
making a leveling adjustment. To level the deck,
the tractor and deck MUST be placed on a hard,
level surface during adjustment.
BLADE
SIDE-TO-SIDE LEVELING ADJUSTMENT
1. Position the tractor and mower deck on a hard,
level surface.
2. The mower deck front and rear gauge wheels
should be installed in their uppermost position in
the deck brackets to prevent contact with the hard,
level surface below. Refer to GAUGE WHEEL
ADJUSTMENT.
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HARD LEVEL
SURFACE
MEASURE
THIS DISTANCE
Figure 28
6. Lower the deck onto the hard, level surface.
7. Side-to-side leveling is obtained utilizing the
adjustment ferrule and right hand lift link rod (See
Figure 29).
UPPER
JAM NUT
3. Initially adjust the front lift rod to allow
approximately 5/8 inch of thread to protrude
beyond both lock nuts of the front lift rod/bracket
assembly (See Figure 31).
RIGHT HAND
LIFT LINK ROD
FRONT LIFT
ROD BRACKET
LOCK NUT
5/8"
JAM NUT
ADJUSTABLE
FERRULE
FRONT
LIFT ROD
LOWER
LOCK NUT
Figure 31
Figure 29
8. Loosen the upper jam nut on the lift link rod and
turn away from the adjustment ferrule. Turn the
lower lock nut upward (tighten) on the threads of
the rod to raise the right side of the mower deck.
Turn the lock nut down (loosen) on the threads to
lower the right side of the mower deck (Refer to
Figure 29).
4. Refer to Figure 32. Measure and record the
distance from the front cutting edge to the ground
(measurement A), and from the rear cutting edge
to the ground (measurement B), for each of the
blades. The front edge of each blade
(measurement A) should be lower than its back
edge (measurement B) by 1/8 to 1/4 inch.
9. Raise the lift handle to the highest position and
recheck the blade measurements described in
step 5. If the blade measurements are not within
1/16 inch, repeat steps 6, 7 and 8.
REAR
CUTTING
EDGE
10. Tighten the upper jam nut against the adjustment
ferrule after side-to-side leveling is completed.
CUTTING BLADE
FRONT
CUTTING
EDGE
B
A
FRONT TO BACK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT
1. Raise the deck to its highest position.
2. Position the mower blades so the ends of each
blade point to the front and the rear of the tractor
(See Figure 30).
Figure 32
5. Lower the deck onto the hard, level surface.
6. To adjust the downward tilt of the blades,
adjustment of the front lift rod is required. Refer to
Figure 31 and proceed as follows:
7. Loosen the rear jam nuts on the front lift rod. From
the front of the tractor, evenly turn the front lock
nuts clockwise to raise the front of the mower deck,
or counterclockwise to lower the front of the mower
deck.
OUTER BLADES
POSITIONED FRONT TO REAR
Figure 30
8. Raise the deck to the highest position. Recheck
the blade measurements described in step 4. If the
resultant measurements are not correct, repeat
steps 5, 6 and 7 until the proper measurements are
obtained.
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b. Remove the rear gauge wheels by removing
the lock nuts, shoulder screws, and flat
washers. Remove the lock nuts and shoulder
screws fastening the front ball wheels to the
gauge wheel brackets.
NOTE
The front lift rod must be against the front of
both slots in the deck front roller bracket. If one
side of the rod is not against the front of the slot
after attaining the correct front pitch to the deck,
tighten the front lock nut on that side until the
rod just contacts the front of the slot.
c.
9. Tighten the rear jam nuts after adjustment is
completed.
10. Connect the spark plug wires if previously
disconnected.
Again place the tractor implement lift handle in
the normally desired mowing height setting.
SHOULDER
SCREW
FLAT
WASHER
SHOULDER
SCREW
FRONT BALL
WHEEL
GAUGE
WHEEL
BRACKET
REAR
GAUGE
WHEEL
GAUGE WHEEL ADJUSTMENT
ADJUSTMENT
INDEX
HOLES
WARNING
Before making any adjustments, place the PTO
switch in the “OFF” position, engage the brake
pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the “OFF”
position, and remove the key from the switch.
Disconnect the spark plug wires for additional
safety. When handling the mower deck, be
careful not to cut yourself on the sharp blades.
GAUGE
WHEEL
BRACKET
LOCK
NUT
LOCK
NUT
Figure 33
d. Insert the shoulder screw and flat washer with
the rear gauge wheel into the adjustment
index hole that provides approximately 1/2"
clearance between the wheel and level
surface. Secure with the lock nut.
NOTE
Gauge wheel adjustment should be performed
only AFTER the mower deck has been properly
leveled.
e. Note the position of the index hole used; then
install the other rear gauge wheel and the front
ball wheels into the corresponding index hole
of the other guage wheel brackets.
NOTE
Gauge wheels are intended to prevent scalping
of the lawn, and are not meant to be used to set
the cutting height. Do not run the deck on the
gauge wheels.
3. If the gauge wheels have excessive clearance with
the surface below, lower the wheels to the index
hole that provides the approximate 1/2" clearance
as described above.
To adjust the height of the gauge wheels, place the
tractor on a firm and level surface. Refer to Figure 33,
and proceed as follows:
1. Place the tractor implement lift handle in the
normally desired mowing height setting, then
check the gauge wheels for contact or excessive
clearance with the surface below.
2. If the wheels contact the surface adjust as follows:
a. Raise the implement lift handle to its highest
setting.
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NOTE
All gauge wheels shoud be installed in the same
relative adjustment index hole location in each
of the gauge wheel brackets.
CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
The mower can be set in multiple positions. NOTE: If
multiple settings are used while mowing, it may be
necessary to adjust the gauge wheels for each setting
to prevent scalping.
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
1. Push, or pull, the tractor implement lift handle to
depress the button on top of the lift handle.
2. Raise or lower the lift handle to obtain the desired
mower deck cutting height.
IDLER ARM
LEVER
3. Release the button when the desired mower
position is obtained. Note the numbered position of
the lift lever indicator so that the deck can be
returned to this position.
Figure 34
B. REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF
DECK ASSEMBLY
REMOVAL OF DECK
3. Remove the rearward end of the PTO belt from the
upper pulley of the deck center double-pulley (See
Figure 35). Engage the deck idler arm lever back
into the stop bracket (Refer to Figure 34).
WARNING
Before removing the mower deck, place
PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage
brake pedal lock, turn the ignition key to
“OFF” position and remove the key from
switch. Disconnect the spark plug wires
additional safety.
the
the
the
the
for
PTO BELT
MOWER DECK
CENTER DOUBLE
PULLEY
1. Position the tractor and mower deck on a firm,
level surface. Raise the gauge wheels to their
highest setting in the gauge wheel brackets (Refer
to Figure 33).
FRONT OF DECK
WARNING
Figure 35
When handling the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharp blades. The deck
idler arm lever is spring loaded. Release it
slowly.
WARNING
2. Lower the tractor implement lift handle to its lowest
setting. Disengage the deck idler arm lever from
the stop bracket and release the spring tension by
rotating the lever out and rearward (Refer to Figure
34).
The exhaust system is HOT. To avoid personal
injury, allow the engine and exhaust system to
cool before proceeding with the following PTO
belt removal instructions.
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4. Open the tractor hood and remove the forward end
of the PTO belt from the PTO clutch pulley on the
front of the engine (See Figure 36).
6. Pull the deck support pins outward, turn downward
and release so both spring-loaded pins are held in
the disengaged position against the outer surface
of the deck brackets (See Figure 38).
REAR DECK
BRACKET
PTO
CLUTCH
PULLEY
DECK SUPPORT
PIN DISENGAGED
(BOTH SIDES)
PTO
BELT
Figure 38
Figure 36
5. Pass the PTO belt downward, inside the tractor
frame, until the belt is below the two tractor front
lower pulleys and pull the belt clear of the tractor
(See Figure 37).
7. Raise the implement lift handle to its highest setting. Slide the mower deck forward, so the front lift
rod rests to the rear of, and free of, the front roller
bracket slots of the deck (Refer to Figure 39-A).
FRONT LIFT ROD
PTO BELT
FRONT
ROLLER
BRACKET
A
TRACTOR FRONT
LOWER PULLEYS
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
B
Figure 39
8. Raise the front lift rod upward and slide the mower
deck rearward. Lower the front lift rod so it rests on
the front roller bracket of the deck, forward of the
slots (Refer to Figure 39-B).
Figure 37
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9. From the front of the tractor, push downward and
hold the tractor quick-attach rod. Pull the front lift
rod/bracket assembly forward to release the
shoulder bolts on each side of the bracket from the
left and right tractor latch receivers. Release the
tractor quick-attach rod. See Figure 40.
INSTALLATION OF DECK
WARNING
Before performing the mower deck installation,
place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position,
engage the brake pedal lock, turn the ignition
key to the “OFF” position and remove the key
from the switch. Disconnect the spark plug
wires for additional safety.
TRACTOR
LATCH RECEIVER
(BOTH SIDES)
WARNING
QUICK
ATTACH
ROD
When handling the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharp blades.
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
SHOULDER BOLT
(BOTH SIDES)
1. Position the tractor and mower deck on a firm,
level surface. Raise the gauge wheels to their
highest setting in the gauge wheel brackets (Refer
to Figure 33).
Figure 40
CAUTION
To avoid possible equipment damage, make
sure that the tractor implement lift handle is
raised to its highest setting before sliding the
deck under the tractor.
CAUTION
To avoid possible equipment damage, make
sure that the tractor implement lift handle is
raised to its highest setting before sliding the
deck out from under the tractor.
10. With the tractor implement lift handle raised to its
highest setting, slide the deck to the right and out
from under the tractor (See Figure 41).
2. Refer to Figure 42 and position the deck on the
right side of the tractor with the front of the deck
facing toward the front of the tractor. Raise the
tractor implement lift handle to its highest setting
and slide the deck under the tractor.
SLIDE
OUT
SLIDE
UNDER
Figure 41
Figure 42
11. Connect the spark plug wires if disconnected.
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3. Make sure the slot in both rear deck brackets
aligns with the implement lift link on each side of
the tractor (See Figure 43).
SLOT IN REAR
DECK BRACKETS
(BOTH SIDES)
QUICK ATTACH ROD
FRONT LIFT ROD/
BRACKET ASSEMBLY
IMPLEMENT
LIFT LINKS
(BOTH SIDES)
Figure 45
Figure 43
4. Refer to Figure 44 to ensure the correct orientation
of the front lift rod/bracket assembly [form (bend)
in sides of rod point downward]. From the front of
the tractor, push downward and hold the tractor
quick-attach rod. Slide the shoulder bolts on each
side of the front lift rod/bracket assembly fully into
the left and right tractor latch receivers. Release
the tractor quick-attach rod to capture the front lift
rod/bracket assembly in the tractor latch receivers
(Refer to Figure 45).
5. While holding the front lift rod up, slide the mower
deck forward until the rod aligns with both front
roller bracket slots. Lower the lift rod into the front
roller bracket slots and slide the deck rearward to
engage the lift rod fully forward in the slots of the
deck front roller bracket (See Figure 46).
FRONT ROLLER
BRACKET
TRACTOR
LATCH RECEIVER
(BOTH SIDES)
FRONT
LIFT ROD
QUICK
ATTACH
ROD
FORM
SHOULDER BOLT
(BOTH SIDES)
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
Figure 46
Figure 44
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6. If not already done, pull the deck support pins
outward, turn downward and relesase so both
spring-loaded pins are held in the disengaged
position against the outer surface of the deck
brackets (See Figure 47).
NOTE
It may be necessary to lift each side of the deck
and maneuver it slightly to align the support
pins with the holes of the lift links. Make certain
the support pins are fully extended through the
lift links to prevent the mower deck from
disengaging the lift links while mowing.
REAR DECK
BRACKET SLOTS
WARNING
The deck idler arm lever is spring loaded.
Release it slowly.
DECK SUPPORT
PIN DISENGAGED
DECK
9. Disengage the deck idler arm lever from its stop
bracket and release the spring tension by rotating
the lever out and rearward (See Figure 49).
Figure 47
7. Carefully guide the tractor implement lift links (left
and right) into the rear deck bracket slots (left and
right) as the tractor implement lift handle is
lowered to its lowest setting (Refer to Figure 54).
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
8. Pull both deck support pins outward and rotate rearward to disengage the outer surface ot the rear deck
brackets. Release the pins, making certain each
deck support pin passes through the inner hole of
the rear deck bracket. The spring tension will push
the pins inward and, if aligned, through the hole in
each implement lift link (See Figure 48).
IDLER ARM
LEVER
LIFT LINK HOLE
(BOTH SIDES)
Figure 49
WARNING
The exhaust system is HOT. To avoid personal
injury, allow the engine and exhaust system to
cool before proceeding with the following PTO
belt installation instructions.
DECK SUPPORT
PIN ENGAGED
SLOT IN REAR
DECK BRACKET
Figure 48
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10. Pass the PTO belt upward inside the front of the
tractor frame and install the forward end of the belt
onto the PTO clutch pulley on the front of the
engine. Ensure that the narrow side of the PTO
belt engages the groove of the clutch pulley (See
Figure 50).
13. Install the rearward end of the PTO belt on the
upper pulley of the deck center double-pulley (See
Figure 52). Ensure that the narrow side of the belt
engages the groove of the upper pulley.
PTO BELT
PTO
CLUTCH
PULLEY
MOWER DECK
CENTER DOUBLE
PULLEY
FRONT OF DECK
PTO
BELT
Figure 52
Figure 50
11. Twist the two sides of the PTO belt 1/4 turn inward
to engage the narrow sides of the belt into the
grooves of the two tractor front-lower pulleys (See
Figure 51).
14. While holding the belt in position, rotate and
engage the deck idler arm lever into its stop
bracket to provide tension on the PTO belt (See
Figure 53).
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
PTO BELT
IDLER ARM
LEVER
TRACTOR FRONT
LOWER PULLEYS
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
Figure 53
Figure 51
12. From the front of the tractor, push the PTO belt
through the front lift rod, then to the center of the
deck. Ensure that the forward end of the belt
remains positioned inside the front lower pulleys.
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15. Connect the spark plug wires if disconnected.
C. MAINTENANCE
BLADE CARE
CLEANING THE MOWER DECK
WARNING
Use the Deck Wash System as follows:
WARNING: When using the deck wash
system, never engage the deck from any
position other than the operator’s seat of
the tractor. Do not use an assistant or
engage deck in the presence of any
bystanders.
•
Attach the nozzle adapter to a standard garden
hose connected to a water supply.
•
Move the tractor to an area within reach of the
hose where the dispersal of wet grass clippings is
not objectionable to you. Disengage the PTO,
engage the parking brake, and stop the engine.
•
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter and
push the adapter onto the deck wash nozzle at
the left end of the mower deck. Release the lock
collar to lock the adapter on the nozzle. See
Figure 54.
Before performing any maintenance, place the
PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage the
brake pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position and remove the key from the
switch to avoid accidental starting and injury.
When servicing the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharpened blades.
The cutting blades must be kept sharp at all times.
IMPORTANT: Sharpen the cutting edges of the blades
evenly so that the blades remain balanced and the
same angle of sharpness is maintained.
If the cutting edge of a blade has been sharpened to
within 5/8 inch of the wind wing radius (See Figure 55),
it is recommended that new blades be installed. New
blades are available at your authorized dealer.
WIND
WING
Nozzle
Adapter
Pull Lock
Collar Back
Adapter
Lock Collar
5/8" FROM
RADIUS
Deck Wash
Nozzle
Figure 55
Figure 54
•
Turn on the water supply.
•
From the tractor operator’s seat, start the engine
and engage the PTO. Allow to run as needed.
Disengage the PTO and stop the engine.
•
Turn off the water supply.
•
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter to
disconnect the adapter from the nozzle.
•
Repeat the previous steps to clean the deck
using the nozzle at the other end of the deck.
When removing the blades, use a 1-1/8 inch wrench to
hold the hex head of the spindle bolt when loosening
the hex nut securing the blade. A block of wood may
be placed between the deck housing and the cutting
edge of the blade to assist in removal of the hex nut securing the blade (Refer to Figure 56).
HEX NUT
Periodically remove the belt covers and remove any
accumulated grass clippings from around the spindle
pulleys and the deck belt.
1-1/8" WRENCH
Figure 56
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WOOD BLOCK
IN POSITION
After replacing the blades, apply grease the exposed
threads at the bottom of the spindle bolts to prevent
rust buildup.
SPINDLE DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
When replacing the blades, be sure they are installed
so that the wind wings are pointing upward toward the
top of the deck housing. Tighten the nuts to 90 to 110
ft-lbs. (122 to 149 N·m).
1. Disengage the idler arm lever from its stop bracket
and rotate the lever to the outside of the deck to
release the spring tension.
LUBRICATION
After every 10 hours of operation and/or before putting
the deck into winter storage, lubricate the spindle assemblies and the spindle belt idler arm with 251H EP
grease or an equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium
grease. Excess grease will be expelled from the inverted upper seals of the spindle assemblies. Listen for
the muffled crackling noise of grease being expelled
through the seal to indicate the spindle assembly is fully greased. Refer to Figure 57.
Every 50 hours, or twice yearly, lubricate the double
pulley with 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2
multipurpose lithium grease. Do not over lubricate. See
Figure 57.
1
6
7
8
7
In order to replace the spindle drive belt, refer to Figure
57 and Figure 58 and proceed as follows:
2. Remove the hex nuts and lock washers that
secure the spindle belt covers to the deck.
3. Remove the spindle belt covers to expose the belt.
4. Pull the movable flat idler pulley away from the
backside of the belt and slip the belt under the idler
pulley.
5. Remove the old drive belt from the spindle pulleys
and flat idler pulley.
6. Carefully slip the new belt under the movable flat
idler pulley
7. Route the new belt around the spindle pulleys, the
fixed idler pulley, and the bottom pulley of the
center double pulley. Refer to Figure 58 for the
proper routing of the belt.
8. Pull the moveable flat idler pulley toward the left
side of the deck and position the backside of the
belt in the pulley. Release the pulley to tension the
belt.
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9. Reinstall the spindle belt covers.
10. Engage the idler arm lever into its stop bracket.
5
4
1
2
2
5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4 3
6
Spindle Belt Cover
Hex Nuts & Lock Washers
Idler Arm Lever
Stop Bracket
Front Ball Wheels
5
6. Spindle Assembly
Grease Fittings
7. Idler Arm
Grease Fitting
8. Double Pulley
2
3
1. Moveable Flat Idler Pulley 4. Idler Arm Lever
2. Fixed Flat Idler Pulley
5. Center Double Pulley
3. Spindle Drive Belt
Figure 57
Figure 58
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D. INSTALLATION OF MULCHING PLUG
DEFLECTOR HINGE ROD
WARNING
Before installing the mulching plug, place the
PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage the
brake pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position.
1. If the mower deck has been used, clean any
buildup of grass clippings from the chute opening
of the deck housing.
LOWER EDGE OF
CHUTE OPENING
2. Lift and hold the chute deflector in the upward
position (Refer to Figure 59).
CHUTE DEFLECTOR
CHUTE
DEFLECTOR
HINGE ROD
3. Position the mulching plug so that the retaining lip
on the backside of the plug partially interlocks with
the lower edge of the deck chute opening; then
rotate the top of the plug upward so that the hooks
engage the deflector hinge rod (Refer to Figure
59).
HOOKS
RETAINING LIP
(ON BACKSIDE
OF PLUG)
4. Push the mulching plug fully downward and lower
the chute deflector.
MULCHING PLUG
5. To remove the mulching plug, raise the chute
deflector and lift the mulching plug upward, then
outward to disengage from the deck. Lower the
chute deflector.
Figure 59
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SECTION VI. OFF-SEASON STORAGE
If the machine is to be inoperative for a period longer
than 30 days, the following procedures are
recommended:
2. If emptying the fuel system:
WARNING
Do not drain fuel when the engine is hot. Allow
the engine adequate time to cool. Drain fuel into
an approved container outdoors, away from
open flame.
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.
a. Drain any large volume of fuel from the tank by
disconnecting the fuel line from the in-line fuel
filter near the engine.
b. Reconnect the fuel line and run the engine
until it starts to falter, then use the choke to
keep the engine running until all fuel in the
carburetor has been exhausted.
CAUTION
Fuel left in the fuel tank during warm weather
deteriorates and will cause serious starting
problems.
c.
To prevent gum deposits from forming inside the
engine’s carburetor and causing possible malfunction
of the engine, the fuel system must be either
completely emptied, or the gasoline must be treated
with a stabilizer to prevent deterioration.
1. If using a fuel stabilizer:
a. Read the product manufacturer’s instructions
and recommendations.
b. Add to clean, fresh gasoline the correct
amount of stabizer for the capacity of the fuel
system.
c.
Fill the fuel tank with treated fuel and run the
engine for 2-3 minutes to get stabilized fuel
into the carburetor.
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Again disconnect the fuel line and drain any
remaining gasoline from the system.
3. Remove the spark plug and pour one (1) ounce of
engine oil through the spark plug hole into the
cylinder. Crank the engine several times to
distribute the oil. Replace the spark plug.
4. Clean the engine and the entire tractor thoroughly.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
5. Lubricate all lubrication points.
6. Follow the battery storage instructions on page 31.
7. Protect the tires and seat from sunlight. Regularly
check the tires to maintain proper inflation.
SECTION VII. MOWING
MOWING
WARNING
To avoid possible injury, do not allow anyone in
the area opposite the discharge chute while
mowing. Although the area has been
supposedly cleared of foreign objects, small
objects may be picked up and discharged by
the mower. Never direct the discharge of
material toward bystanders or allow anyone
near the machine while in operation.
IMPORTANT: Do not engage the mower deck when
lowered in grass. Premature wear and possible failure
of the ‘V” belts and PTO clutch will result. Fully raise
the deck or move to a non grassy area before
engaging the mower deck.
For best results it is recommended that the first two
laps should 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.
Figure 60
MOWING WITH MULCHING OPTION
1. Do not cut wet grass. For effective mulching do
not cut wet grass. Wet grass sticks to the
underside of the deck prevention proper mulching
and dispersal of grass clippings.
Do not cut the grass too short, as the mower will tend
to scalp the grass. Short grass invites weed growth
and yellows quickly in dry weather.
Mowing should be done with the engine at full throttle.
Do not mow at high ground speed.
2. Cut no more than 1/3 the length of the grass.
When mulching long grass, it may be necessary to
mow twice, lowering the deck another 1/3 of the
length for the second cut, and perhaps cutting in a
different pattern. Overlap the cut on each pass to
help clean up any heavy clippings left on the lawn.
During certain times of the year and under some
conditions, the mower may leave streaks of uncut
grass.
Streaking may occur when attempting to mow heavy
weeds and tall grass. Under these conditions it may be
necessary to go back over the cut area a second time
to get a clean cut.
3. Use a slow ground speed. Adjust ground speed
so clippings can be evenly dispersed into the
lawn.When cutting heavy grass, it may be
necessary to use a slower ground speed in order
to get a well mulched cut.
The following practices will help eliminate streaking:
4. Always operate the tractor at full throttle. To
obtain the best cut and do the most effective job of
mulching, the engine should be run at full throttle.
1. Mow the area more often so the grass doesn’t get
too tall and heavy.
2. Operate the tractor at full throttle and slower
forward speeds.
5. Clean underside of deck. Be certain to clean the
underside of the deck often to avoid a buildup of
grass clippings, which will prevent proper
mulching.
3. Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades
when worn.
4. Follow the mowing pattern shown in Figure 60.
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
When you purchased your tractor, you probably had it
completely equipped for your particular needs at the
time. However, later you may wish to obtain optional
equipment or accessories. These items and other
allied equipment can be purchased from, and installed
by, your authorized Cub Cadet dealer.
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The tractor is used for so many different types of work,
and because it is called on to operate under so many
different conditions, a variety or equipment is available
to adapt it to the requirements of the user. Refer to the
attachment guide for a complete description of
equipment and required components that can be
utilized with your tractor.
MAINTENANCE CHART
Operation to
be performed
Before
each use
Clean grille, engine
air inlet screen, dash
intake screen and side
panel screens
10 hours
or once
a month
30 hours or
three times
a season
50 hours
or twice
a season
X
Fill fuel tank
X
Change engine oil
& oil filter
Replace transmission
oil filter
More often under
dirty conditions
X
X
After first
10 hours
X
Clean & re-oil foam
air precleaner
X
Check battery terminals
and case
X
Grease front axle
pivot bolt
X
Grease steering
knuckles
X
Retorque rear
wheel lug nuts
Before
storage
More often
under dirty
conditions
X
Check engine oil level
Check transmission
oil level
100 hours
or
yearly
After first
50 hours
X
Every 100 hours
thereafter
X
After first
10 hours
X
Clean cooling fins &
external surfaces
X
Replace air cleaner
paper cartridge
More often under
dirty conditions
X
Check spark plugs
X
X
Grease steering
arm housing
X
X
Grease front
wheel bearings
X
X
Drain fuel
X
Pivot bar
adjustment bolts
Grease deck spindles and
spindle belt idler arm
X
X
X
Lube deck double pulley
X
X
Deck front gauge wheels
X
X
Lubricate all foot and
lift control pivot points
X
X
NOTE
Maintenance information for optional equipment may be found in the manual which is included with that
specific piece of equipment.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Possible Cause
Possible Remedy
HARD TO START
No gasoline in fuel tank or carburetor .....................
Fill the tank with gasoline. Check the fuel line, carburetor
and fuel filter.
Fuel line or carburetor clogged................................
Clean the fuel line and carburetor with a commercial
carburetor cleaner.
Fuel filter plugged....................................................
Replace.
Water in gasoline.....................................................
Drain the fuel tank and carburetor. Use new fuel and dry the
spark plugs.
Choked improperly. Flooded engine .......................
Follow the starting instructions.
Defective ignition or loose wiring.............................
Check the wiring, spark plugs or fuse.
Defective battery .....................................................
Check and service. Refer to “BATTERY.”
Spark plug dirty or improper gap .............................
Clean, adjust the gap to .030-inch or replace the plug.
ENGINE OPERATES IRREGULARLY OR KNOCKS
Engine incorrectly timed ..........................................
*
Spark plug dirty; wrong gap or wrong type..............
Clean, reset the gap or replace.
Poor or weak spark .................................................
Check the spark plugs and wiring.
Carburetor setting incorrect.....................................
*
Poor grade fuel or water in fuel ...............................
Drain and use a good grade of clean fuel.
Engine overheating .................................................
Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Engine valves at fault ..............................................
*
Engine smokes........................................................
*
Oil level rises due to gasoline in crankcase ............
*
Air filter becomes oil and fuel soaked......................
*
Engine leaks oil .......................................................
*
Misfiring ...................................................................
*
Other engine problems............................................
*
Excessive oil in air cleaner ......................................
Be sure that oil dipstick is fully seated and all excess oil is
squeezed out of the pre-cleaner foam element.
PTO CLUTCH WILL NOT ENGAGE
Low or zero voltage .................................................
Check battery. Charge or replace. Check charging system.
Check for worn or broken wiring or connections. Check
clutch coil resistance. Check switch.
Rotor/armature air gap too large .............................
Rotor/armature worn. Replace PTO clutch.
* See your authorized dealer.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Possible Cause
Possible Remedy
LACK OF POWER
Air cleaner clogged .................................................
Service the air cleaner element. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Engine overload ......................................................
Reduce the load.
Engine overheated..................................................
Make sure the air intake screen, shrouding, engine fins, side
panels, dash intake screen and grille are free of
accumulated dirt and debris. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Fuel tank air vent clogged .......................................
Remove obstruction from the vent in the fuel tank cap.
Air leakage between carburetor and engine ...........
Remove air cleaner. Tighten the carburetor and manifold
mounting nuts. Replace any damaged parts as indicated in
“MAINTENANCE.”
Incorrect timing or faulty ignition .............................
*
Brake dragging........................................................
Adjust the brake. Refer to “ADJUSTMENTS.”
Insufficient cooling air — dirt or debris clogging the:
air intake screen • shrouds • cooling fins • side
panels • dash intake screen • or grille .....................
Oil level incorrect ....................................................
Keep the air intake area, side panels, grille, dash intake
screen and cooling fins clean; refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Engine oil level must not be over the “FULL” mark or below
the “LOW” mark on dipstick. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
* See your authorized dealer.
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LUBRICATION TABLE
Check
at
Hours
Change
at
Hours
Capacity
Engine crankcase
Check
before
each
use
100
Approx.
4 pints
Hydro transmission
and transaxle with
filter
Check
before
each
use
Add as
needed
Approx.
6 qts
Point of
Lubrication
Anticipated Air Temperature
Above + 32°F
Below + 32°F
Cub Cadet
Engine Oil SAE
10W30
Cub Cadet
Engine Oil SAE
5W20 or 5W30
Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus
NOTE: Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus is specially
formulated for this application. If any other oil is used
Cub Cadet will not be responsible for substandard
performance. Failures due to use of improper fluid
are not covered by warranty. For maximum protection, use Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus.
Steering knuckles
and front axle
pivot bolt
10
Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium grease and apply two strokes
(minimum) or sufficient grease to flush out old
grease and dirt.
Front wheel
bearings
30
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Steering arm
housing
30
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Deck spindles
10
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Spindle belt
idler arm
10
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Deck Double Pulley
50
Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose
lithum grease. Do not over lubricate.
Deck gauge wheels
50
Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose
lithum grease.
Foot and lift control pivot points
10
Use a liberal amount of high grade lubricating oil.
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LUBRICATION GUIDE
WARNING
The service life and reliability of any machine depends upon the care it is given. Proper lubrication is a very
important part of that care. This lubrication schedule reflects the minimal requirements to maintain the
equipment. More frequent inspections and maintenance is preferable.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
Lubricant is cheap. Use plenty of it. Worn parts can be
expensive to replace.
Keep your supply of lubricating oil and grease stored in
clean containers, and covered to protect from dust and
dirt.
Using the lubrication illustration as a guide, make
certain that all lubrication fittings are installed and
functioning.
Keep the lubricating gun nozzle clean and wipe dirt
from the grease fittings before lubricating.
Be sure all fittings are free from dirt and paint so the
lubricant is certain to enter the bearing.
The symbols in the illlustrations indicate the method of
application and the hourly intervals to apply the
lubricant.
Using a pressure lubricating gun, always force the
lubricant through the full length of each bearing until it
emerges at the end, carrying with it the worn lubricant
and any dirt that may have entered the bearing.
Use a pressure lubricating gun
and apply 251H EP grease (or
equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose
lithium grease) sufficient to flush
out the old grease and dirt.
Lubricate at the hourly intervals
indicated on the symbols.
Miscellaneous working parts not provided with
lubrication fittings should be oiled regularly with a good
grade of lubricating oil.
Always lubricate the tractor thoroughly before taking it
to a remote location for a prolonged period of time.
Dipstick, use to check engine and
transmission oil before each use.
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LUBRICATION GUIDE
—Before Each Use
1. Engine filler cap and
Check the oil (with the engine stopped) and add sufficient new oil to bring it to
dipstick
the “FULL” mark on the dipstick. Do not overfill. Do not operate the engine if
the oil level is below the “LOW” mark on the dipstick.
2. Transmission oil level
and fill port
Check the oil with the engine stopped. Keep the lubricant up to the “FULL”
mark on the dipstick.
NOTE: The transmission oil level and fill port services the following:
1. Rear axle
2. Hydrostatic transmission
—After Every 10 Hours of Operation
3. Steering knuckles (2)
(both sides)
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
4. Transmission oil filter
NOTE: After the first 10 hours only, remove the transmission oil filter and
replace with a new filter. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.” Change the transmission
oil filter after 50 hours and every 100 hours of operation thereafter.
5. Front axle pivot bolt
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
6. Foot and lift control
pivot points
Use a liberal amount of high grade lubricating oil.
7. Deck spindles
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply 2 strokes (minimum) or sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
8. Belt idler arms
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply 2 strokes (minimum) or sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
—After Every 30 Hours of Operation
9. Front wheel bearings
10. Steering arm housing
Two or three strokes minimum of the lubricator using 251H EP grease or an
equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease.
Every 30 hours or three times a season, use 251H EP grease or an equivalent
No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease. Apply two strokes with lubricator.
—After Every 50 Hours of Operation
11. Transmission oil filter
NOTE: After the first 50 hours only, remove the transmission oil filter and
replace with a new filter. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.” Change the transmission
oil filter every 100 hours of operation thereafter.
12. Deck front gauge
wheels
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt
13. Deck double pulley
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to maintain lubrication.
—After Every 100 Hours of Operation
14. Transmission oil filter
15. Engine oil drain valve
and oil filter
Change the transmission oil filter and replace with a new filter. Refer to
“MAINTENANCE.”
While the engine oil is warm, open the drain valve and remove the oil filter, and
drain all of the oil from the crankcase. Close the drain valve. Refer to
“MAINTENANCE,” “FILLING THE CRANKCASE” and “OIL FILTER” for
proper oil filling procedure. Refer to “LUBRICATION TABLE” for the proper
quantity and viscosity to use.
NOTE
Lubrication information for optional equipment may be found in the manual which is included with the
specific piece of optional equipment.
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54
10 — 6
CHECK OIL — 2
LEVEL BEFORE
EACH USE
12 — 50
50
10 — 7
— 13
50
— 12
10 — 6
10 — 6
10 — 4
50 — 11
100 — 14
10 — 8
10 — 5
30 — 10
1—
BOTH SIDES
30 — 9
BOTH SIDES
10 — 3
LEFT SIDE
100 — 15
CHECK OIL LEVEL
BEFORE EACH USE
LUBRICATION GUIDE
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NE,
R
WARNING
15°
N DO
TTE
D LI
EPR
ES
ENT
ING
A 15
° SL
OPE
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet).
A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it is
extremely difficult to maintain your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
Operate WALK-BEHIND mowers across the face of slopes, never up and down slopes.
FOL
DO
OR A FENCE POST
A CORNER OF A BUILDING
A POWER POLE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE SAFELY.
SLOPE GAUGE
(Keep this sheet in a safe place for future reference.)
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SPECIFICATIONS
GT 2544
CAPACITIES
Fuel Tank ........................................................................
Crankcase (approximately) .............................................
Transmission Case (approximately) ................................
HYDROSTATIC DRIVE
Speed: Forward................................................................
Reverse ................................................................
ENGINE
Make and Model ..............................................................
Horsepower .....................................................................
Cylinders .........................................................................
Bore .................................................................................
Stroke ..............................................................................
Displacement (cubic inches) ...........................................
Engine Speed (governed)
Low Speed ...................................................................
High Speed (no load) ...................................................
Ignition .............................................................................
Spark Plug Gap (Cub Cadet No. 759-3336) ....................
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
System Voltage ...............................................................
Battery .............................................................................
Alternator .........................................................................
Fuse (auto type) ..............................................................
Head Lamp Bulb ..............................................................
BRAKES ............................................................................
TIRE SIZES
Front ...............................................................................
Rear .................................................................................
DIMENSIONS
Tread:
Front with 16 x 6.5-8 tires .............................................
Rear with 23 x 9.5-12 tires ...........................................
Wheelbase ......................................................................
Length, over all ................................................................
Width, over all (w/ mower deck - chute up) .....................
Height, over all (to top of steering wheel) ........................
Ground Clearance ...........................................................
Turning Radius ................................................................
2-1/8 gallons
4 pints
6 qts.
0 to 6 mph
0 to 3 mph
Kohler Command
20 HP
2
3.03 in.
2.64 in.
38.1
1200 RPM
3600 RPM ± 75
Battery
.030 in.
12 volt neg. ground
725-1707D
15 amp regulated
25 amp
725-0963
Internal expanding
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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16 x 6.5-8
23 x 9.5-12
31.5 in.
30.25 in.
47.00 in.
72.00 in.
49.00 in.
42.00 in.
6.00 in.
28.0 in.
CUB CADET CORPORATION
MANUFACTURER’S ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
(COMMERCIAL USE)
The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET
LLC (“CUB CADET”) with respect to new merchandise
purchased and used in the United States, its possessions and
territories.
CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of one (1) year for commercial
users, commencing on the date of original purchase and will,
at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found
to be defective in material or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated
and maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual
furnished with the product, and has not been subject to
misuse, abuse, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water or damage because of
other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment not
approved by Cub Cadet for use with the product(s) covered
by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting
damage.
b.
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty
with 100% replacement during the first three
months. After three months, the battery replacement
credit is based on the months remaining in the
twelve (12) month period dating back to the original
date of sale. Any replacement battery will be
warranted only for the remainder of the original
warranty period.
All belts are covered by a one (1) year limited
warranty against defects in material and
workmanship.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet
parts.
e.
Service completed by someone other than an
authorized service dealer.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty.
You assume the risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to
you and your property and/or to others and their property
arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in
the following cases:
b.
d.
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale. CUB
CADET shall not be liable for incidental or
consequential loss or damages including, without
limitation, to any claim for loss of profits, loss of
savings or revenue, loss of the use of the equipment or
any associated equipment, facilities or service,
downtime, the claims or costs of third parties including
customers, and injury to property, and further
including expenses incurred for substitute or
replacement lawn care services, for transportation or
for related expenses, or for rental expenses to
temporarily replace a warranted product. (Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not
apply to you.)
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE, THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER. To locate the dealer in
your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or
contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio
44136-0019, or call 1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site
at www.cubcadet.com.
a.
CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for
products sold or exported outside of the United
States of America, its possessions and territories,
except those sold through CUB CADET’S
authorized channels of export distribution.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above. No other express warranty or guaranty,
whether written or oral, except as mentioned above,
given by any person or entity, including the dealer, with
respect to any product shall bind CUB CADET. During
the period of the Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair
or replacement of the product as set forth above. (Some
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.)
Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows:
a.
c.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters,
tune-ups, or adjustments such as brake adjustments,
or clutch adjustments; and normal deterioration of the
exterior finish due to use or exposure.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than
the original purchaser or original lessee.
Normal wear parts or components, including
batteries, belts, seats and tires.
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain warranty coverage.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND,OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
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CUB CADET CORPORATION
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY
(RESIDENTIAL USE)
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in
the following cases:
The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET
CORPORATION (“CUB CADET”) with respect to new
merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its
possessions and territories.
CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of two (2) years for residential
users, (one (1) year for commercial users), commencing on the
date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or
replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in
material or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only apply
if this product has been operated and maintained in
accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the
product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, neglect,
accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft,
fire, water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster.
Damage resulting from 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.
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.
CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for
products sold or exported outside of the United
States of America, its possessions and territories,
except those sold through CUB CADET’s authorized
channels of export distribution.
c.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet
parts.
d.
Service completed by someone other than an
authorized service dealer.
e.
Transportation charges and service calls.
Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows:
a. Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty
with 100% replacement during the first three months.
After three months, the battery replacement credit is
based on the months remaining in the twelve (12)
month period dating back to the original date of sale.
Any replacement battery will be warranted only for the
remainder of the original warranty period.
b. All belts are covered by a one (1) year limited warranty against defects in material and workmanship.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including the dealer, with respect to any product, shall
bind CUB CADET. During the period of the warranty, the
exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product
as set forth above.
3 Year Limited Warranty - PTO Clutch
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. CUB
CADET shall not be liable for incidental or consequential
loss or damages including, without limitation, expenses
incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care
services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a
warranted product.
CUB CADET warrants the power take off (PTO) clutch and
mounting hardware against defects in material and workmanship for a period of three (3) years for Series 2000 products for
residential users, commencing on the date of original purchase or lease and CUB CADET will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any PTO clutch or mounting hardware
found to be defective in material or workmanship provided this
product has been operated and maintained as set forth above.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or
limitations may not apply to you.
5 Year/500 Hour Limited Warranty
CUB CADET warrants the frame, front cast iron pivot axle and
drive shaft on Series 2000 and 3000 models against defects
in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years or
500 hours, whichever occurs first, for residential users,
commencing on the date of original purchase or lease and
CUB CADET will, at its option, repair or replace, free of
charge, any part found to be defective in material or
workmanship provided this product has been operated and
maintained as set forth above. In addition to any other reason
set forth herein, CUB CADET may deny warranty coverage if
the hour meter, or any part thereof, is altered, modified,
disconnected or otherwise tampered with.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of the safety features of the product shall void this
Warranty. You assume the risk and liability for loss,
damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others
and their property arising out of the use or misuse or inability
to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased
as a gift.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE, THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER. To locate the dealer in
your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or
contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio
44136-0019, or call 1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site
at www.cubcadet.com.
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This
limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain warranty coverage.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND,OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
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MAINTENANCE PARTS CHART
MODEL GT2544
ENGINE OIL
SERIES 2500 20 HP KOHLER
Engine Oil Requirements approx. . . 4 pints
Part No.
Cub Cadet engine oil
Ambient temperature viscosity (Grade SG,SH,SJ or higher)
Above +32°F
SAE 10W30
737-3030A (10W30)
Below +32°F
SAE 5W20 or 5W30
737-3049 (5W30)
Air Filter Requirements
AIR FILTER
CARTRIDGE
Part No.
Clean air filter per instructions
in your Operator’s Manual . . . .
under Maintenance - Air cleaner.
Cartridge
KH-47-083-03
Foam
Pre-cleaner
KH-24-083-02
FOAM
PRE-CLEANER
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Engine Oil Filter Requirements
Part No.
Change every 100 hours
SPARK PLUG
TRANSMISSION OIL
FILTER
TRANSMISSION
OIL
KH-12-050-08
Gap Requirements
Part No.
.030 inch gap
759-3336
Oil Filter Requirements
Part No.
Change every 100 hours
923-3014
Transmission Oil Requirements approx. . . 6 qts
Part No.
Check before each use
1 quart
1 gallon
BELTS
BLADES
Deck Blade Belt
737-3120
737-3121
Tractor to Deck Belt
Model
Part No.
Model
Part No.
44" Deck
954-3039
44" Deck
754-04041
Original Equipment Blade
Part No.
44" Mower Blade
759-3939 (3)
Optional Blade
Part No.
44" Hi-Lift Mower Blade
759-3949