Cub Cadet RZT 54 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
RZT SERIES
TRACTORS
Model Numbers
RZT 50 (w/50" Mower Deck)
RZT 54 (w/54" Mower Deck)
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have
similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized
service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
CUB CADET LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019 [www.cubcadet.com]
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 769-02750
(10/06)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TRACTOR PREPARATION .................................................................................................... 2
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES .................................................................... 4
SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS ........................................................................................... 7
SLOPE GAUGE ...................................................................................................................... 8
TO THE OWNER .................................................................................................................... 9
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION ...................................................................................... 9
RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION ........................................... 9
SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES ......................................................................... 10
SECTION 2: OPERATION .................................................................................................... 13
SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS .............................................................................................. 20
SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................... 21
SECTION 5: MOWER DECK ................................................................................................ 26
SECTION 6: ENGINE MANUAL ............................................................................................ 32
WARRANTIES ...................................................................................................................... 53
TRACTOR PREPARATION
Remove the upper crating material from the shipping
pallet, and cut any bands or tie straps securing the tractor to the pallet.
Use the lift handle to raise the deck to its highest position; engage the transmission bypass rods (Refer to
SECTION 1, CONTROLS AND FEATURES); and carefully roll the tractor off the shipping pallet. Disengage the
bypass rods.
Remove the deck wash system nozzle adapter and oil
drain tube from the manual bag and store for future use.
INSTALL OPERATOR’S SEAT
4. Align the grooves in the seat adjust spacers with
the sides of the adjustment slots in the pivot
bracket.
5. Slide the seat adjust spacers into the slots of the
pivot bracket.
6. Continue to push the seat forward in the pivot
bracket until the front/left shoulder bolt of the seat
assembly passes forward of the stop bracket on
the seat pivot bracket. See Figure 1.
Use the seat adjust lever to adjust the seat position. Refer to "Adjusting the Operator’s Seat" in Section 3 for
seat adjustment instructions.
The operator’s seat was partially inserted into the seat
pivot bracket for shipping purposes. To install the seat
proceed as follows:
1. Cut any straps securing the seat assembly and the
drive control levers to the tractor. Remove any
packing material.
Seat
Adjustment
Slots
Seat
Pivot
Bracket
Seat
Adjust
Spacer
NOTE: The seat is partially inserted into the slots of the
seat pivot bracket. If the seat does not become disengaged from the pivot bracket when removing the packaging material, the pivot bracket may be pivoted upward
and the seat pushed into place as described in step 6. If
the seat does disengage the pivot bracket, install the
seat as instructed in steps 2 through 6.
2. Pivot the seat pivot bracket partially upward. Refer
to Figure 1.
Front/Left
Shoulder Bolt
3. Note the grooves in the seat adjust spacers
attached to the bottom of the seat, then lift the seat
and position above and to the rear of the pivot
bracket.
Stop Bracket
Figure 1
2
Seat Adjust
Lever
CONNECT THE BATTERY
POSITION DRIVE CONTROL LEVERS
The drive control levers of the tractor are lowered for
shipping purposes. To accomplish this, the flange lock
nut, hex screw, and flat washer normally used to secure
each control lever to its pivot bracket are removed. The
hardware is then installed in the slotted hole of each
control lever for shipment. The control levers must be
moved to their operating position. To reposition the control levers for operation, proceed as follows:
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•
The tractor is shipped with an activated sealed battery,
with the positive battery cable factory connected. The
negative cable must be connected.
Note: Make sure the ignition switch is in the "OFF" position before attaching the battery cable.
Remove the hex screw, flat washer, and flange lock
nut from the slot of one of the drive control levers.
Lift and swing that control lever upward until the
slotted hole in the lever bracket aligns with one of
the holes in the pivot bracket. Refer to Figure 2.
Slide the flat washer onto the hex screw. From the
outside, insert the hex screw w/washer through the
control lever slot and the hole of the pivot bracket.
Secure with the flange lock nut. See Figure 2.
Flange Lock Nut
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
1. Pull the protective cap, if present, off the negative
terminal of the battery, and remove the hex cap
screw and nut from the free end of the negative battery cable.
2. Connect the negative battery cable (heavy black)
to negative terminal (NEG) of the battery using the
hex cap screw and nut. Slide the black terminal
cover over the negative terminal of the battery.
Control Lever
LOWER THE DECK DISCHARGE CHUTE
WARNING: Never operate the mower deck
without the discharge chute installed and
in the down position.
Lift control
lever upward
Flat Washer
Hex Screw
Locate the shipping brace and tag, if present, between
the chute deflector and the cutting deck. Holding the
chute deflector fully upward, remove the shipping by
grasping it and rotating it clockwise. Lower the chute deflector. See Figure 3.
Pivot
Bracket
Slotted
Hole
RZT50 DECK SHOWN
Figure 2
Chute Deflector
•
Note the relative position of the control lever to the
pivot bracket, then repeat the previous steps to
reposition the other control lever in approximately
the same position.
•
Refer to "Adjusting the Drive Control Levers" in
Section 3 for instructions on final adjustment of the
levers.
Shipping Brace
Figure 3
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WARNING
•
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•
The engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved
forest-covered, brush-covered, or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a
spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California, the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other States may have similar laws. Federal laws apply to federal lands. A spark arrester muffler is available
at your nearest engine authorized service center.
IMPORTANT
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF NOT FOLLOWED,
COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND
OTHERS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING
TO OPERATE YOUR UNIT. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT
IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL—
HEED ITS WARNING.
DANGER
I.
Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation
in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the
part of the operator can result in injury. This lawn mower is capable of amputating
hands and feet or throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
5. Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
GENERAL OPERATION
1. Read, understand and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the machine before starting. Keep
this manual in a safe place for future and regular
reference.
6. Never carry passengers.
7. Disengage the blades before shifting into reverse
and backing up. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
2. Only allow responsible individuals familiar with
the instructions to operate the machine. Know the
controls and how to stop the machine quickly.
8. Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not
operate the mower without either the entire grass
catcher or the chute guard in place.
3. Do not put hands or feet under the cutting deck or
near rotating parts.
9. Slow down before turning. Operate the machine
smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive
speed.
4. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys,
wire, etc. which could be picked up and thrown by
the blades. A small object may have been
overlooked and could be accidentally thrown by
the mower in any direction and cause injury to
you or a bystander. To help avoid a thrown
objects injury, keep children, animals, bystanders
and helpers at least 75 feet from the mower while
it is in operation. Always wear safety glasses with
side shields or safety goggles during operation or
while performing an adjustment or repair, to
protect eyes from foreign objects. Stop the blades
when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
10. Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off the blades, place the transmission
in neutral, set the parking brake, stop the engine
and remove key before dismounting.
11. Turn off blades when not mowing.
12. Stop the engine and wait until the blades come to
a complete stop before (a) removing the grass
catcher or unclogging chute, or (b) making any
repairs, adjusting or removing any grass or debris.
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DO:
13. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Mow across slopes, not up and down.
14. Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Rapid acceleration or deceleration could cause the
front of the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards, which could cause serious injury.
15. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways.
16. Use extra care when loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or truck. This unit should not
be driven up or down a ramp onto a trailer or truck
under power, because the unit could tip over
causing serious personal injury. The unit must be
pushed manually on a ramp to load or unload
properly.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If the tires are
unable to maintain traction, disengage the blades and
proceed slowly and carefully straight down the slope.
Do not mow the slope until able to maintain traction.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed so that
you will not have to stop while on the slope.
17. Never make a cutting height adjustment while the
engine is running if the operator must dismount to
do so.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
18. Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and closefitting slacks and shirts. Do not wear loose fitting
clothes or jewelry. They can be caught in moving
parts. Never operate a unit in bare feet, sandals
or sneakers.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for counterweights with attachments to improve stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine.
19. Check overhead clearance carefully before driving
under power lines, wires, bridges or low hanging
tree branches, before entering or leaving
buildings, or in any other situation where the
operator may be struck or pulled from the unit,
which could result in serious injury.
DO NOT:
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then turn
slowly and use extra care while turning.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments.
The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
20. Disengage all attachment clutches, set the
parking brake in the on position, and put the lap
bars to the neutral or out position before
attempting to start the engine.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause sliding.
21. Your mower is designed to cut normal residential
grass of a height no more than 10”. Do not
attempt to mow through unusually tall, dry grass
(e.g. pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Debris may
build up on the mower deck or contact the engine
exhaust presenting a potential fire hazard.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
Do not use the grass catcher on steep slopes.
III. CHILDREN
22. Use only accessories approved for this machine
by Cub Cadet. Read, understand and follow all
instructions provided with the approved
accessory.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert
to the presence of children. Children are often
attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the operator.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and
tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or
death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
2. Be alert and turn the machine off if children enter
the area.
3. Before and when backing up, look behind and
down for small children.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part
of this manual to measure slopes before operating this
unit on a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater
than 15° as shown on the slope gauge, do not operate
this unit on that area or serious injury could result.
4. Never carry children, even with the blades off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or may
interfere with safe machine operation.
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8. After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
remove the wire from the spark plug and
thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage.
Repair the damage before restarting and
operating the mower.
5. Never allow children under 14 years old to
operate the machine. Children 14 years and over
should only operate the machine under close
parental supervision and proper instruction.
6. Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure
your vision of a child or other hazard.
9. Grass catcher components are subject to wear,
damage and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For
your safety protection, frequently check the
components and replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts when necessary.
7. Remove the key when the machine is left
unattended to prevent unauthorized operation.
IV. SERVICE
10. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blades or wear gloves, and use extra caution
when servicing blades.
1. Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
11. Check the park brake operation frequently. Adjust
and service as required.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow the engine to cool at least
two minutes before refueling.
c. Replace the fuel cap securely and wipe off any
spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may
cause a fire or explosion.
d. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of ignition.
e. Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel
vapors will accumulate in the area.
f. Never store the fuel container or machine
inside where there is an open flame or spark,
such as a gas hot water heater, space heater
or furnace.
12. Muffler, engine and belt guards become hot
during operation and can cause a burn. Allow to
cool down before touching.
13. Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine speeds
are dangerous.
14. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can
harm the environment and the ecology.
a. Prior to disposal, contact your local
Environmental
Protection
Agency
to
determine the proper method for disposing of
the waste. Recycling centers are established
to properly dispose of materials in an
environmentally safe fashion.
2. Never run a machine inside a closed area.
3. To reduce fire hazard, keep the machine free of
grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up
oil or fuel spillage. Allow the machine to cool at
least 5 minutes before storing.
b. Use proper containers when draining fluids.
Do not use food or beverage containers that
may mislead someone into drinking from
them. Properly dispose of the containers immediately following the draining of fluids.
4. Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make
certain the blade and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and
keep the wire away from the spark plug to prevent
accidental starting.
c.
5. Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also visually
inspect blades for damage (e.g., excessive wear,
bent, cracked). Replace with blades which meet
original equipment specifications.
DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the
ground, down a drain or into a stream, pond,
lake, or other body of water. Observe Environmental Protection Agency regulations when
disposing of oil, fuel, coolant, brake fluid, filters, batteries, tires and other harmful waste.
15. With the exception of utilizing the deck wash
feature, we do not recommend the use of a
pressure washer or garden hose to clean your
tractor. Water may cause damage to electrical
components; pulleys; bearings; or the engine.
The use of water will result in shortened life and
reduce serviceability.
6. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
the equipment is in safe working condition.
7. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly. Use all guards as
instructed in this manual.
WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who
read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
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SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS
Keep product safety graphics (decals) clean. Replace any safety graphic that is damaged, destroyed, missing, painted over or can no longer be read. Replacement safety graphics are available through your dealer.
NOTI CE
ME T E R MI N D E R
Every 50 Hours of Use a
“Change Oil” Message
Will Flash On The Display
For 2 Minutes Every
Time The Tractor Is
Started.
Follow The Oil
Change Intervals
Provided In The
Engine Manual.
• PTO Automatically
OI L
BATT.
START
Disengages When
FORWARD
HOURS 1/10
PTO /
BLADE
REV ERSE
Both Lap Bars Are
Moved Into Reverse.
N EU T RAL
PARK
BRAKE
• PTO Automatically
Reengages When
STARTING
INSTRUCTIONS
• To START, PARK BRAKE must be set
• P.T.O. switch in OFF (down) position
• Lap bars in NEUTRAL and outward positions
• Throttle set properly, CHOKE position if "cold"
• Turn key to ON, then START, release when engine runs
FOR FIRST-TIME
OPERATORS
• Start Off In A Flat, Open Area.
• Keep Bystanders Away.
• Set Throttle At A Low Speed.
• Practice Maneuvering, (Forward, Reverse,
Left, Right) Without Deck Engaged.
Levers Are Returned
To The Neutral
Or For ward Positions.
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
– LOCATED ON LEFT CONSOLE
ASIDE OPERATOR’S SEAT
GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
– LOCATED ON RIGHT CONSOLE
ASIDE OPERATOR’S SEAT
ON
FAST
BRAKE
PARK
P
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
OFF
DECK HEIGHT
INDICATOR
WARNING
• Be Sure Blades And Engine Are Stopped Before Placing Hands Or Feet Near Blades.
• Before Leaving Operator Position, Disengage Blades, Place In Neutral,
Engage Parking Brake, Shut Off And Remove Key.
• When Using The Optional Grass Bagging Attachment, The Front Counter
Weight Included With Bagger Must Be Installed.
• Do not add fuel while the engine is hot or running.
• Stop engine, disconnect spark plug before adjusting or servicing.
• Before leaving operator's position:
• Disengage implement drive.
• Place speed controls in neutral and set parking brake.
• Wait for all movement to stop.
• Do not allow operation by untrained personnel.
THROTTLE CONTROL
INDICATOR
• Read The Operator's Manual.
• Go Across Slopes, Not Up And Down.
• If Machine Stops Going Uphill, Stop Blade And Back Down Slowly.
• Avoid Sudden Turns.
• Do Not Mow When Children Or Others Are Around.
• Never Carry Children Even With Blades Off.
• Look Down And Behind Before And While Backing.
• Keep Safety Devices (Guards, Shields, Switches, Etc.) In Place
And Working.
• Remove Objects That Could Be Thrown By The Blade.
• Do Not Operate Unit Where It Could Slip Or Tip.
• Know Location And Function Of All Controls.
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING – LOCATED IN CENTER
OF SEAT BOX FRAME
SLOW
PARK BRAKE
INDICATOR
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 DIS CHAR 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 .
MOWER DECK
SAFETY GRAPHIC
HANDS AND FEET
SAFETY GRAPHIC
MOWER DECK
INFORMATION GRAPHIC
MOWER DECK
SAFETY GRAPHIC
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8
NE,
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WARNING
15°
N DO
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D LI
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ENT
ING
A 15
° SL
OPE
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet).
A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it is
extremely difficult to maintain your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
Operate RZT zero turn tractors across the face of slopes rather than up and down. Begin with the first pass
across the bottom of the slope and turn uphill at the end of each pass whenever possible.
FOL
DO
OR A FENCE POST
A CORNER OF A BUILDING
A POWER POLE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE SAFELY.
SLOPE GAUGE
(Keep this sheet in a safe place for future reference.)
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 RZT model tractor. Towing may damage the transmissions. Place the tractor on a
LEVEL SURFACE before pulling the transmission bypass rods to the engaged position (transmission disengaged).
Your local authorized Cub Cadet dealer is interested in the performance you receive from your tractor, and with the
maintenance needed to ensure the satisfactory operation of your tractor. The dealer has trained service personnel
familiar with the latest servicing information, is equipped with the latest tools, and has a complete line of genuine
Cub Cadet service parts which assure proper fit and high quality.
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, and
specifications.
If you have difficulties with the tractor and/or equipment; have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance
of this equipment; or desire additional information not found in this manual, contact your nearest authorized Cub
Cadet dealer. If you need assistance in locating a dealer in your area, contact the Customer Dealer Referral Line by
calling:
1-877-282-8684
Or you may contact Cub Cadet via the internet by logging on to our Web Site at:
www.cubcadet.com
To obtain top performance and assure economical operation, the tractor should be inspected by your authorized
dealer periodically or at least once a year, depending on its hours of use. Before calling your dealer, make sure that
you have your model number(s) and manufacturing date available for the dealer.
RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION
Product identification plates are provided for major components of your tractor. The numbers on these plates are
important if your tractor should require dealer service, or if you need additional information on your tractor. Prior to
using your tractor for the first time, record the numbers from the identification plates in the appropriate spaces provided below.
The chassis model plate, showing the factory model number and Mfg. Date (See Figure 4) can be found either on
the underside of the seat mounting base or on the right frame rail near the right front tire.
The engine information appears on a decal and label affixed to each side of the engine blower housing.
Model
Family I.D.
Factory Model No.
Mfg. Date-S/N
Displacement
Date of Mfg.
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
Model Number
Mfg. Date
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com
CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
Figure 4
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Delivery Date
Serial No.
SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES
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Figure 5
A.
B.
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H.
Deck Height Index
Deck Lift Handle
RH and LH Drive Control Levers
Ignition Switch
PTO Switch
Transmission Bypass Rod (Not Shown)
Cup Holder
Storage Tray
J.
K.
L.
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P.
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Seat Adjustment Lever (Not Seen)
Fuel Tank Cap
Hour Meter /Indicator Panel
Throttle Control
Choke Control
Parking Brake Engagement Lever
Trans. Oil Expansion Reservoir (RZT 54 Only)
NOTE: References to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and
E. Power Take-Off (PTO) Switch
REAR indicate that position on the tractor when
facing forward while seated in the operator’s seat.
The PTO switch is located on the RH console to the
right of the operator’s seat.
A. Deck Height Index
The deck height index consists of six index notches
located on the front/right of the seat box frame. Each
notch corresponds to a 1/2 inch change in the deck
height position ranging from 1-1/2 inches at the lowest notch to 4 inches at the highest notch.
B. Deck Lift Handle
The deck lift handle is located on the front/right of the
seat box frame, and is used to raise and lower the
mower deck.
Pull the handle to the left out of the index notch and
push downward to lower the deck, or pull upward to
raise the deck. When the desired height is attained,
move the lift handle to the right until fully in the index
notch.
Figure 7
The PTO switch operates the electric PTO clutch
mounted on the bottom of the engine crankshaft. Pull
the switch knob upward to engage the PTO clutch, or
push the knob downward to disengage the clutch.
The PTO switch must be in the "disengaged" position
when starting the engine.
C. RH and LH Drive Control Levers
The RH and LH control levers are located on each
side of the operator’s seat. These hinged levers pivot
outward to open space to permit the operator to either
sit in the tractor seat, or to dismount the tractor. The
levers must be fully opened out and in the neutral
position to start the tractor engine.
Each lever controls the respective RH or LH transmission. Consequently, these levers control all of the
movements of the tractor. Driving and steering utilizing these control levers is quite different from
conventional tractors, and will take some practice to
master. Refer to SECTION 2: OPERATION for
instructions on using the control levers.
F.
Transmission Bypass Rods (Not Shown)
The transmission bypass rods (one for each the RH
and LH transmission) are located beneath the frame
platform, just inside each rear wheel.
When engaged, the two rods open a bypass within the
hydrostatic transmissions, which allows the tractor to
be pushed short distances by hand. Refer to
SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE for instructions on
using the bypass feature.
WARNING: Never tow your tractor.
Towing the tractor with the rear wheels
on the ground may cause severe damage
to the transmissions.
D. Ignition Switch
The ignition switch is located on the RH console to
the right of the operator’s seat.
G. Cup Holder
The cup holder is located toward the rear of the RH
console to the right of the operator’s seat.
The ignition switch has three positions as follow:
OFF
H. Storage Tray
STOP
The storage tray is located at the rear of the RH
console.
ON
START
J. Seat Adjustment Lever (Not Seen)
The seat adjustment lever is located below the front/
left of the seat. The lever allows for adjustment of the
fore to aft position of the operator’s seat. Refer to
SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS for instructions on
adjusting the seat position.
Figure 6
OFF - The engine and electrical system is turned off.
ON - The tractor electrical system is energized.
START- The starter motor will turn over the engine.
Release the key immediately when the
engine starts
K. Fuel Tank Cap
The fuel tank cap is located at the rear of the LH
console. Turn the cap counterclockwise to unscrew
and remove from the fuel tank. Always re-install the
fuel cap tightly onto the fuel tank after removing.
NOTE: To prevent accidental starting and/or battery
discharge, remove the key from the ignition switch
when the tractor is not in use.
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check the battery and charging system for possible causes and/or contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
WARNING: Never fill the fuel tank when
the engine is running. If the engine is hot
from recently running, allow to cool for
several minutes before refueling. Highly
flammable gasoline could splash onto
the engine and cause a fire.
Oil Pressure Indicator (Refer to Figure 8)
• This warning lamp indicates low engine oil
pressure. If the indicator comes on while the
engine is running, stop the engine immediately
and check for possible causes. Do not run the
engine while this indicator is illuminated. Contact
your Cub Cadet dealer to have the tractor and
engine inspected.
L. Hour Meter/Indicator Panel
The hour meter/indicator panel is located on the LH
console to the left of the operator’s seat.
Battery
Indicator
NOTE: The oil pressure indicator may illuminate
when the ignition switch is in the ON position, but
should turn off when the engine is started.
Oil Pressure
Indicator
PTO Engaged Indicator (Refer to Figure 8)
• This indicator illuminates when the PTO switch is
pulled upward in the "ENGAGED" position and
the ignition switch is turned to the "START"
position. Check this indicator if the engine will not
crank with the ignition switch in the "START"
position. If necessary, move the PTO switch to
the "DISENGAGED" position.
Hour
Meter
PTO
Engaged
Indicator
Parking Brake
Engaged
Indicator
Figure 8
Hour Meter Features
The hour meter records the hours that the tractor has
been operated in the digital display (tenths of an
hour-right most digit).
Parking Brake Engaged Indicator (Refer to Figure 8)
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NOTE: The hour meter is activated whenever the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position. Keep a
record of the actual hours of operation to assure all
maintenance procedures are completed according to
the instructions in this manual and the engine manual.
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When key is turned to the "ON" position, the
battery indicator light briefly illuminates and the
battery voltage is briefly displayed. The display
then changes to the accumulated hours.
The Indicator Monitor will also remind the
operator of maintenance intervals for changing
the engine oil. The LCD will alternately flash,
“CHG” ; “OIL” and the recorded hours for five
minutes after every 50 hours of recorded
operation. The maintenance interval lasts for two
hours (from 50-52, 100-102, 150-152, etc.). The
LCD will flash as described for five minutes every
time the tractor’s engine is started during this
maintenance interval. Follow the oil change
intervals provided in the engine manual.
M. Throttle Control
The throttle control is located on the LH console to
the left of the operator’s seat. When set in a given
position, a uniform engine speed will be maintained.
This symbol indicates the
fast position.
This symbol indicates the
slow position.
Indicator Panel Features
Battery Indicator (Refer to Figure 8)
• Illuminates and the battery voltage is displayed
briefly when the ignition switch it turned to the
"ON" position.
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This indicator illuminates when the parking brake
is in the DISENGAGED position and the ignition
switch is turned to the "START" position. Check
this indicator if the engine will not crank with the
ignition switch in the "START" position. If necessary, move the parking brake to the ENGAGED
position.
This indicator also illuminates when the ignition
switch is turned to the "START" position and the
RH and/or LH drive control levers are in a position other than the fully out in neutral position.
Move the control levers fully outward.
Figure 9
Illuminates to indicate the battery voltage has
dropped below 11.5 (+0.5/-1.0) volts. The battery
voltage is also displayed on the hour meter. If this
indicator and display come on during operation,
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Push the throttle control handle forward to increase the engine speed. The tractor is designed
to operate with the throttle control in the fast position (full throttle) when the tractor is being driven
and the mower deck is engaged.
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Pull the throttle control handle rearward to
decrease the engine speed.
P. MODEL RZT 54 ONLY - Transmission Oil
Expansion Reservoir
The transmission oil expansion reservoir is connected by hoses to the RH and LH transmission
assemblies, and is located beneath the seat box. The
function of the reservoir is to hold the natural expansion of transmission oil that occurs as the transmission warms up during operation. DO NOT FILL
THE RESERVOIR.
N. Choke Control
The choke knob controls the position of the engine
choke. Pull the knob out to choke the engine; push the
knob in to open the choke.
O. Parking Brake Engagement Lever
The parking brake engagement lever is located on
the front/left of the seat box frame, and is used to
engage the parking brake.
• Pull the lever fully upward and to the left; then
lower into the short "J" slot to engage the brake.
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Under normal operating conditions, no oil should be
added to the reservoir. The COLD oil level should be
no higher than approximately 1/4" (the "Full Cold"
mark) above the bottom of the reservoir.
Pull the lever up out of the "J" slot and to the
right; then lower completely to disengage the
parking brake.
NOTE: Prior to the initial operation of the tractor, the
oil level in the reservoir may be slightly higher than
the maximum due to air in the oil lines. Operation of
the tractor will eventually purge the air from the lines
and the oil level will settle to the maximum.
IMPORTANT: If the LH and RH drive control levers
are not fully opened out in the neutral position when
engaging the parking brake, the engine will stop. The
parking brake must be placed in the engaged position
when starting the tractor engine.
SECTION 2: OPERATION
GENERAL SAFETY
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RECEIVE INSTRUCTION - Read the operator’s
manual. Learn to operate this machine SAFELY.
Don’t risk INJURY or DEATH. Allow only those
who have become competent in its usage to
operate this tractor.
Familiarize yourself with the operations of all the
instruments and controls.
Before starting the engine or beginning operation,
be familiar with the controls. The operator should
be in the operator’s seat. The PTO switch must
be in the disengaged position, the parking brake
engaged, and the RH and LH drive control levers
moved fully outward in the neutral position.
Keep all shields in place. Keep away from moving
parts.
NO RIDERS! Keep all people and pets a safe
distance away.Look behind and down to both
sides of the tractor before and while backing up.
DO NOT direct the mower discharge at people.
Avoid slopes where possible. Never operate on
slopes greater than 15°. Slopes with a greater
incline present dangerous operating conditions.
Tractors can be rolled over.
Before leaving the operator’s seat: Shut off the
PTO, move the RH and LH drive control levers
fully outward in the neutral position, engage the
parking brake, shut off the engine and remove
the ignition key. Wait for all movement to stop
before servicing or cleaning.
Operate the drive control levers smoothly and
avoid any sudden movements of the levers
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when starting and stopping. Keep a firm grip on
the control levers; do not allow the levers to
return to neutral on their own.
Be careful when operating near roadways. Stop
the tractor motion and wait for vehicles to pass
before operating along the road.
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Do not operate the tractor with the mower deck
removed. Removal of the deck will change the
balance of the tractor, and could contribute to a
tractor rollover.
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Avoid operation on traction surfaces that are
unstable; use extreme caution if the surface is
slippery.
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Slow down before turning and come to a
complete stop before any zero turn maneuver.
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Do not stop the tractor or park the tractor over
combustible materials such as dry grass, leaves,
debris, etc.
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Do not fill the fuel tank when the engine is
running or while the engine is hot. Allow the
engine several minutes to cool before refueling.
Tighten the fuel cap securely.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
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Before you operate the tractor, study this manual
carefully to familiarize yourself with the
operations of all the instruments and controls. It
has been prepared to help you operate and
maintain your tractor efficiently.
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Familiarize yourself with the operations of all the
instruments and controls.
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This engine is certified to operate only on clean,
fresh, unleaded regular gasoline. For best results,
fill the fuel tank with only clean, fresh, unleaded
gasoline with a pump sticker octane rating of 87
or higher.
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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.
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STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING: This unit is equipped with a
safety interlock system designed for the
protection of the operator. Do not operate the tractor if any part of the interlock
system is malfunctioning. Periodically
check the functions of the interlock system for proper operation.
NOTE: Purchase gasoline in small quantities. Do not
use gasoline left over from the previous season, to
minimize gum deposits in the fuel system.
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The safety interlock system will shut off the PTO
and the mower blades will stop if both drive control levers are moved into the reverse position.
The PTO will re-engage when one or both of the
levers are moved back to the neutral or forward
position.
Gasohol (up to 10% ethyl alcohol, 90% unleaded
gasoline by volume) is an approved fuel. Other
gasoline/alcohol blends are not approved.
WARNING: For personal safety, the
operator must be sitting in the tractor
seat when starting the engine.
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.
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Move the RH and LH drive control levers fully outward in the neutral position. Refer to Figure 10.
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Check the engine oil level.
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Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat.
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Clean the air cleaner element if necessary.
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Engage the parking brake. Refer to Figure 10.
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Check the tire inflation pressures.
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Adjust the seat for operator’s maximum comfort,
visibility and for maintaining complete control of
the tractor.
Make certain the PTO switch is in the disengaged (down) position. Refer to Figure 10.
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Pull the choke control knob upward to the full
choke position. NOTE: If the engine is warmed
up, it may not be necessary to choke the engine.
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Move the throttle control to midway between its
SLOW and FAST positions.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system
for the protection of the operator. If the interlock
system should ever malfunction, do not operate the
tractor. Contact your authorized Cub Cadet Dealer.
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The safety interlock system prevents the engine
from cranking or starting unless the RH and LH
drive control levers are moved fully outward in the
neutral position, the parking brake is engaged,
and the PTO is disengaged.
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To avoid sudden movement when disengaging
the parking brake, the safety interlock system will
shut off the engine if the RH and/or LH drive
control levers are moved to a position other than
the fully out in neutral position when the parking
brake is engaged
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The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat before
engaging the parking brake.
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LH Control Lever
Out in Neutral
Parking Brake
Engaged
RH Control Lever
Out in Neutral
Pull Choke
Throttle Control
to "MID" position
The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat with the
PTO engaged, regardless of whether the parking
brake is engaged.
NOTE: The PTO switch must be moved to the
“OFF” position to restart the engine.
PTO Switch in Down
(Disengaged) Position
Figure 10
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Turn the ignition key clockwise to the “START”
position and release it as soon as the engine
starts; however, do not crank the engine continuously for more than 5 seconds at a time. If the
disconnect the jumper cables in the exact reverse
order of their connection.
engine does not start within this time, turn the key
to “OFF” and wait at least 15 seconds to allow the
engine’s starter motor to cool. Try again after
waiting. If after a few attempts the engine fails to
start, do not keep trying to start it with the choke
closed as this will cause flooding and make starting more difficult.
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STOPPING THE ENGINE
As the engine warms up, gradually push the
choke knob downward to open the choke. Do not
use the choke to enrich the fuel mixture, except
as necessary to start the engine.
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Allow the engine to run for a few minutes at mid
throttle before putting the engine under load.
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Observe the hour meter/indicator panel. If the
battery indicator light or oil pressure light come
on, immediately stop the engine. Have the tractor
inspected by your Cub Cadet dealer.
Be sure the battery is in good condition. A warm
battery has much more starting capacity than a
cold battery.
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Use fresh winter grade fuel. Winter grade
gasoline has higher volatility to improve starting.
Do not use gasoline left over from summer.
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Follow the previous instruction for STARTING
THE ENGINE.
Connect one end of the other cable to the booster
battery’s negative terminal; then connect the
other end of that cable to the frame of the disabled tractor, as far from the battery as possible.
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Start the disabled tractor following the normal
starting instructions previously provided; then
Move the RH and LH drive control levers fully
outward in the neutral position.
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Engage the parking brake.
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Move the throttle control to the SLOW position
and allow the engine to idle for about one minute.
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Turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position and
remove the key from the ignition switch.
We strongly recommend that you locate a reasonably large, level and open "practice area" where there
are no obstructions, pedestrians, or animals. You
should practice operating the tractor for a minimum of
30 minutes.
Carefully move (or have moved) the tractor to the
practice area. When performing the practice session,
the PTO should not be engaged. While practicing,
operate the tractor at approximately 1/2-3/4 throttle
and at less than full speed in both forward and
reverse.
Carefully practice maneuvering the tractor using the
instructions in the following section "Driving the Tractor." Practice until you are confident that you can
safely operate the tractor.
If the battery charge is not sufficient to crank the
engine, recharge the battery. If a battery charger is
unavailable and the tractor must be started, the aid of
a booster battery will be necessary. Connect the
booster battery as follows:
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Operating a zero-turn tractor is not like operating a
conventional type riding tractor. Although and because a zero turn tractor is more maneuverable, getting used to operating the control levers takes some
practice.
WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric acid
and produce explosive gasses. Make
certain the area is well ventilated, wear
gloves and eye protection, and avoid
sparks or flames near the battery.
Connect the end of one cable to the disabled
tractor battery’s positive terminal; then connect
the other end of that cable to the booster
battery’s positive terminal.
Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
PRACTICE OPERATION (INITIAL USE)
USING JUMPER CABLES TO START ENGINE
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NOTE: Always remove the key from the ignition
switch to prevent accidental starting or battery
discharge if the equipment is left unattended.
COLD WEATHER STARTING
• 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:
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Have the tractor’s electrical system checked and
repaired as soon as possible to eliminate the
need for jump starting.
DRIVING THE TRACTOR
WARNING: Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed and sudden stops.
WARNING: Do not leave the seat of the
tractor without disengaging the PTO,
moving drive control levers fully outward
in the neutral position, and engaging the
parking brake. If leaving the tractor
unattended, turn the ignition key off and
remove key.
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Adjust the operator’s seat to the most
comfortable position that allows you to operate
the controls. See seat adjustment in the
ADJUSTMENTS section.
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Release the parking brake.
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Move the RH and LH drive control levers inward
in the neutral position. Refer to Figure 11.
As the control levers are pushed farther forward
the speed of the tractor will increase.
DRIVING FORWARD
Faster
Slower
Control Lever Moved
Inward and in Neutral
Neutral
Position
Figure 12
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Figure 11
IMPORTANT: Always maintain your grasp on the
drive control levers. Do not release the levers to
slow the tractor or to return to neutral.
NOTE: If the control levers are not even in the neutral
position, refer to Section 3 and adjust the levers so
that they are even.
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Turning the Tractor While Driving Forward
Move the throttle control lever forward to the full
throttle position (3500-3600 RPM).
WARNING: When reversing the direction
of travel, we recommend performing
gradual ‘U’ turns where possible.
Sharper turns increase the possibility of
turf defacement, and could affect control
of the tractor. ALWAYS slow the tractor
before making sharp turns.
NOTE: The tractor and engine are designed to run at
full throttle. If performing a practice session, it is
preferable that the tractor is operated at less than full
throttle (approximately 2500-3000 RPM), but this only
applies to practice operation.
WARNING: Always maintain a firm grip
on the control levers. DO NOT release the
control levers to slow or stop the tractor;
move the levers to the neutral position
using your hands.
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To slow the tractor move the controls lever
rearward to attain the desired speed, or move the
levers to the neutral position to stop the tractor.
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To turn the tractor while driving forward, move the
control levers as necessary so that one lever is
rearward of the other. The tractor will turn in the
direction of the rearward control lever.
- To turn to the left, move the left drive control
lever rearward of the right lever. See Figure 13.
To drive the tractor, firmly grasp the respective
drive control levers with your right and left hands
and proceed as follows :
FORWARD LEFT TURN
Driving the Tractor Forward
WARNING: Keep all movement of the
drive control levers slow and smooth.
Abrubt movement of the control levers
can affect the stability of the tractor and
could cause the tractor to flip over,
which may result in serious injury or
death to the operator.
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Slowly and evenly move both drive control levers
forward. The tractor will start to move forward.
See Figure 12.
Figure 13
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IMPORTANT: Always maintain your grasp on the
drive control levers. Do not release the levers to
slow the tractor or to return to neutral.
- To turn to the right, move the right drive control
lever rearward of the left lever. See Figure 14.
FORWARD RIGHT TURN
Turning While Driving Rearward
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To turn the tractor while driving rearward, move
the control levers as necessary so that one lever
is forward of the other. The tractor will turn in the
direction of the forward control lever.
- To turn to the left while traveling in reverse,
move the left drive control lever forward of the
right lever. See Figure 16.
REARWARD LEFT TURN
Figure 14
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The greater the fore-to-aft distance between the
two levers, the sharper the tractor will turn.
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To execute a "pivot turn," move the turn side
drive control lever to the neutral position, while
moving the other control lever forward.
IMPORTANT: Making a "pivot turn" on grass
will greatly increase the potential for
defacement of the turf.
Figure 16
Driving the Tractor In Reverse
WARNING: Always look behind and
down on both sides of the tractor before
backing up. Always look behind while
traveling in the reverse direction.
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- To turn to the right while traveling in reverse,
move the right drive control lever forward of the
left lever. See Figure 17.
REARWARD RIGHT TURN
Slowly and evenly move both drive control levers
rearward. The tractor will start to move in the
reverse direction. See Figure 15.
DRIVING REARWARD
Neutral
Position
Slower
Faster
Figure 17
Figure 15
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As the control levers are pushed farther rearward
the speed of the tractor will increase.
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To slow the tractor move the controls lever
forward to attain the desired speed, or move the
levers to the neutral position to stop the tractor.
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The greater the fore-to-aft distance between the
two levers, the sharper the tractor will turn.
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To execute a "pivot turn," move the turn side
drive control lever to the neutral position, while
moving the other control lever rearward.
IMPORTANT: Making a "pivot turn" on grass
will greatly increase the potential for
defacement of the turf.
STOPPING THE TRACTOR
Executing a Zero Turn
WARNING: When executing a zero turn,
the tractor MUST BE STOPPED.
Executing a zero turn while the tractor is
moving can significantly reduce your
control of the tractor and will cause
severe turf defacement to occur.
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Move both drive control levers to the neutral
position to stop the motion of the tractor.
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Push the PTO switch
disengaged position.
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Use the deck lift handle to raise the deck to its
highest position.
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Stop the forward or reverse motion of the tractor
by moving the two drive control levers to neutral.
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To turn clockwise, move the left control lever
forward while simultaneously moving the right
control lever rearward. See Figure 18.
If dismounting the tractor, move the drive control
handles fully outward in the neutral position,
engage the parking brake, move the throttle
control lever to the fast position, turn the ignition
switch to “OFF’” and remove the key from the
switch.
CLOCKWISE ZERO TURN
downward
to
the
DRIVING ON SLOPES
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 8 to help
determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
WARNING: Do not operate on inclines
with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a
rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10
feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
Figure 18
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To turn counterclockwise, move the right control
lever forward while simultaneously moving the left
control lever rearward. See Figure 19.
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Always drive across slopes, never up and down.
Control the speed and direction of the tractor
using primarily the control lever on the downhill
side of the tractor, with the uphill control lever
remaining essentially in a fixed position.
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Avoid turning downhill if possible. Start at the
bottom of a slope and work upward. Always slow
down before turning.
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Use extra care and go slowly when turning
downhill.
OPERATING THE PTO
COUNTERCLOCKWISE ZERO TURN
Operate the PTO clutch as follows:
• Move the throttle control lever to approximately
the mid throttle position.
Figure 19
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Pull the PTO switch upward to the “ENGAGED”
position.
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Advance the throttle lever to the operating speed
(full engine speed).
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The operator must remain in the tractor seat at all
times. If the operator should leave the seat
without turning off the power take-off switch, the
tractor’s engine will shut off.
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The PTO clutch cannot be operated when the
tractor is driving in the reverse direction. The
PTO will disengage when both drive control
levers are moved to the reverse position, and will
re-engage when one (or both) control lever(s) is
moved to the neutral or forward position.
IMPORTANT: When stopping the tractor for any
reason while on a grass surface, always:
• Place the shift lever in neutral,
• Engage the parking brake,
• Shut engine off and remove the key.
USING THE MOWER DECK
WARNING: Make certain the area to be
mowed is free of debris, sticks, stones,
wire or other objects that can be thrown
by the rotating blades.
Doing so will minimize the possibility of having your
lawn ‘‘browned’’ by hot exhaust from your tractor’s
running engine.
IMPORTANT: Do not engage the mower deck when
lowered in grass. Premature wear and possible failure
of the ‘V” belt and PTO clutch will result. Fully raise
the deck or move to a non grassy area before
engaging the mower deck.
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Mow across slopes, not up and down. If mowing
a slope, start at bottom and work upward to
ensure turns are made uphill.
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On the first pass pick a point on the opposite side
of the area to be mowed.
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Engage the PTO clutch using the PTO switch and
move the throttle control to the fast position.
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Lower the mower deck to the desired height
setting using the lift handle.
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Slowly and evenly push the RH and LH drive
control levers forward to move the tractor
forward, and keep the tractor headed directly
toward the alignment point.
NOTE: The speed of the tractor will affect the
quality of the mower cut. Mowing at full speed will
adversely affect the cut quality. Control the
ground speed with the control levers.
CHECKING THE SAFETY INTERLOCK CIRCUITS
Periodically check the safety interlock circuits to
ensure they are working properly. If a safety circuit is
not working as designed, contact you Cub Cadet
dealer to have the tractor inspected. DO NOT operate
the tractor if any safety circuit is not functioning
properly. To check the safety circuits, proceed as
follows:
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Sitting in the tractor seat with both drive control
levers opened fully outward, disengage the
parking brake and momentarily turn the ignition
switch to the start position. The engine should not
crank.
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Engage the parking brake and pull the PTO
switch upward to the engaged position.
Momentarily turn the ignition switch to the start
position; the engine should not crank.
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Push the PTO switch downward to the disengaged position and engage the parking brake.
Start the engine and move one of the drive control levers from the fully outward neutral position.
The engine should stop running. Repeat the procedure with the opposite control lever.
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Move both control levers fully outward in the neutral position and disengage the parking brake;
then lift upward from the operator’s seat. The
engine should stop.
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When approaching the other end of the strip,
slow down or stop before turning. A U-turn is
recommended unless a pivot or zero turn is
required.
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Align the mower with an edge of the mowed strip
and overlap approximately 3 inches.
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Direct the tractor on each subsequent strip to
align with a previously cut strip.
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To prevent rutting or grooving of the turf, if
possible, change the direction that the strips are
mowed by approximately 45° for the next and
each subsequent mowing.
With both control levers fully outward in the neutral position and the parking brake engaged,
engage the PTO. Lift upward from the operator’s
seat; the engine should stop.
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Start the tractor, disengage the parking brake,
and move the control levers inward to the neutral
operating position. Engage the PTO and move
both control lever slowly into the slow reverse
position; the PTO should disengage and the
mower deck should stop until one or both of the
control levers is moved to the neutral or forward
position.
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WARNING: Be careful when crossing
gravel paths or driveways. Disengage
the PTO and raise the deck to the
highest position before crossing.
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SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS
ADJUSTING THE OPERATORS SEAT
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To adjust the position of the seat, move and hold
the seat adjustment lever toward the left. Slide
the seat forward or rearward to the desired
position; then release the adjustment lever. Make
sure seat is locked into position before operating
the tractor. See Figure 20.
Seat
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Reposition the control lever to align with the other
set of holes in the pivot bracket and insert the
shoulder screw removed earlier. Fasten with the
hex insert flange lock nut and tighten until snug.
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Insert the hex screw w/washer through the
control lever slot and the pivot bracket.Thread the
flange lock nut onto the screw, but do not tighten
now.
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If you are going to adjust the control levers
forward or rearward, proceed to the next step. If
not, fully the flange lock nut.
Pivot Bracket
Control Lever
Flat Washer
Move Lever
to Left
Flange
Lock Nut
Adjustment
Lever
Hex Screw
Height
Adjust
Holes
Slot
Figure 20
Figure 21
To adjust the drive control levers forward or rearward,
proceed as follows:
ADJUSTING RH & LH DRIVE CONTROL LEVERS
The RH and LH drive control levers can be adjusted
up or down and fore-and-aft for the comfort of the
operator. The drive control levers can be placed in
either of two height positions, and/or can be moved
forward or rearward within the range of the slot in
each control lever mounting bracket.
If not already loose, loosen the flange lock nut and
rotate the control lever either forward or rearward to
the desired position. See Figure 21.
NOTE: If the control lever is too tight to move, slightly
loosen the hex insert flange lock nut and shoulder
screw at the bottom of the control lever.
To adjust the drive control lever height, proceed as
follows:
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Remove the flange lock nut, flat washer, and hex
screw securing the lever to the pivot bracket.
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While supporting the control lever to keep it from
falling, remove the hex insert flange lock nut and
shoulder screw from the bottom of the control
lever and pivot bracket. Refer to Figure 21.
Shoulder
Screw
20
•
Tighten the flange lock nut to fix the control lever
in the adjusted position
•
Repeat the above procedure to adjust the other
control lever into the same position. Adjust so
that both levers are even with each other when in
the neutral position.
SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Engine maintenance procedures and schedules can
be found in the copy of the engine manual found at
the end of this manual. Follow those schedules for
performing engine maintenance.
Model RZT 54 ONLY
The model RZT54 is equipped with a transmission oil
expansion reservoir. Under normal operating conditions, the oil level in the expansion reservoir does not
need to be checked and no additional oil is needed.
Using the Engine Oil Drain Valve
If checking the reservoir oil level, proceed as follows:
•
IMPORTANT: Check the oil level ONLY before
starting the tractor when the transmission oil is
fully cooled.
•
•
Locate the oil drain valve on the right side of the
engine.
Pop open the protective cap on the end of the oil
drain valve to expose the oil drain port. See
Figure 22.
Push the oil drain hose (packed with this manual)
onto the oil drain port. Route the opposite end of
the hose into an appropriate oil collection
container with a capacity great enough to collect
the used oil as follows:
RZT 50 = 1.8 qts.;1.7 liter
RZT 54 = 1.9 qts.;1.8 liter
Oil Filter
•
•
Pivot the operator’s seat forward
Clean the reservoir cap and the area around the
cap to prevent debris from contaminating the
transmission oil. See Figure 23.
RZT 54 ONLY
Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick
Pivot seat
forward
Reservoir
Cap
Figure 23
•
Turn the reservoir cap counterclockwise to remove, then check the oil level in the reservoir. Oil
should be visible at the bottom of the cup, but the
oil level must NOT be above 1/4" from the bottom of the cup. DO NOT FILL THE RESERVOIR.
• If necessary to add oil because of some type of
leakage, use a quality 20W50 motor oil and add
only enough oil to bring the level within 1/4" of the
bottom of the reservoir. Reinstall the cap and fully
tighten.
GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
Oil Fill Tube
Oil Drain Valve
Figure 22
•
•
Push the oil drain valve in slightly, then rotate
counterclockwise and pull outward to begin
draining oil. See Figure 22.
After draining the oil, remove the drain hose,
push the drain valve in and rotate clockwise to
lock in the closed position. Push the protective
cap back onto the drain valve.
WARNING:
•
HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION MAINTENANCE
The zero turn tractor is equipped with dual integrated
hydrostatic pumps, motors, and transaxles that are
sealed and do not require regular maintenance.
All service work on the hydrostatic transmissions
should be performed by your Cub Cadet dealer.
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Should battery acid accidentally splatter into the
eyes or onto the skin, rinse the affected area
immediately with clean cold water. If there is any
further discomfort, seek prompt medical attention.
If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it with clean
water, then neutralize with a solution of ammonia/
water or baking soda/water.
NEVER connect (or disconnect) battery charger
clips to the battery while the charger is turned on,
as it can cause sparks.
•
•
•
CHARGING THE BATTERY
Test and, if necessary, recharge the battery after the
tractor has been stored for a period of time.
• A voltmeter or load tester should read 12.6 volts
(DC) or higher across the battery terminals.
• Charge the battery with a 12-volt battery charger
at a MAXIMUM rate of 10 amps.
Keep all sources of ignition (cigarettes, matches,
lighters) away from the battery. The gas generated during charging can be combustible.
As a further precaution, only charge the battery in
a well ventilated area.
Always shield eyes and protect skin and clothing
when working near batteries.
WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric acid
and may emit explosive gases. Use
extreme caution when handling batteries.
Keep batteries out of the reach of children.
Voltmeter
Reading
12.7
12.4
12.2
12.0
BATTERY REMOVAL
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
Battery Holddown
Bracket
Hex Tapp Screw
BATTERY STORAGE
• When storing the tractor for extended periods,
disconnect the negative battery cable. It is not
necessary to remove the battery.
• All batteries discharge during storage. Keep the
exterior of the battery clean, especially the top. A
dirty battery will discharge more rapidly.
• 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.
• Recharge the battery before returning to service.
Although the tractor may start, the engine charging
system may not fully recharge the battery.
Trim Strip
Figure 24
•
•
Charging
Time
Full Charge
90 Min.
180 Min.
280 Min.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
The battery is filled with battery acid and then sealed
at the factory. However, even a “maintenance free”
battery requires some maintenance to ensure its
proper life cycle.
• 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.
• Always keep the battery cables and terminals
clean and free of corrosion.
• Avoid tipping. Even a sealed battery will leak
electrolyte when tipped.
The battery is located on the right/rear of the tractor
beneath the seat box frame. To remove the battery:
• Remove the two hex tapping screws from the battery holddown bracket and remove the bracket.
Use care to avoid losing the trim strip from the
bottom of the bracket. See Figure 24.
•
State of
Charge
100%
75%
50%
25%
Remove the hex cap screw and sems nut securing the black negative battery lead to the negative
battery post (marked NEG). Move the cable away
from the negative battery post.
Remove the hex cap screw and sems nut securing the red positive battery lead to the positive
battery post (marked POS).
Carefully lift the battery out of the tractor.
SERVICING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
A fuse is installed to protect the tractor’s electrical
system from damage caused by excessive amperage. Always use the same capacity fuse for
replacement. If the electrical system does not function, check for a blown fuse. See Figure 25
Install the battery by repeating the above steps in the
reverse order.
WARNING: Always connect the positive
lead to the battery before connecting the
negative lead. This will prevent sparking
or possible injury from an electrical short
caused by contacting the tractor body with
tools being used to connect the cables.
GOOD
BAD
Figure 25
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If you have a recurring problem with blown fuses,
have the tractor’s electrical system checked by your
Cub Cadet dealer.
•
Relays and Switches
There are several safety switches in the electrical
system. If a function of the safety interlock system
described earlier is not functioning properly, have the
electrical system checked by your Cub Cadet dealer.
•
•
•
LUBRICATION
• Using a pressure lubricating gun, lubricate the
front castor axles and pivot axle with Cub Cadet
251H EP grease after every 10 hours of service.
• Refer to the "MOWER DECK" section later in this
manual for deck lubrication procedures.
• Periodically lubricate all other pivot points with a
quality lubricating oil.
IMPORTANT: The tractor will not drive with the
bypass rods in the engage position.
TRACTOR CREEPING
Creeping is the slight forward or backward movement
of the tractor when the engine is running at high idle
and the drive control levers are in the neutral position.
TIRE MAINTENANCE
Check the tire air pressure after every 50 hours of
operation or weekly. Keep the tires inflated to the recommended pressures. Improper inflation will shorten
the tire service life. See the tire side wall for proper
inflation pressures. Observe the following guidelines:
• Do not inflate a tire above the maximum pressure
shown on the sidewall of the tire.
• Do not reinflate a tire that has been run flat or
seriously under inflated. Have a qualified tire
mechanic inspect and service the tire.
If after operating the tractor for some time, it begins to
creep while in the neutral position, adjust the
transmission control rods as follows.
USING THE TRANSMISSION BYPASS RODS
If for any reason the tractor will not drive or you wish
to move the tractor, the two hydrostatic transmissions are equipped with a bypass rod that will allow
you to manually move the tractor short distances.
•
Place the front of the tractor against an
immovable object (e.g. wall, post, etc.).
•
Jack up the rear of the tractor so that both rear
wheels are approximately one inch of the ground.
•
With the engine running at high idle and the drive
control levers opened out in the neutral position,
and the parking brake disengaged, check the rear
wheels for rotation.
•
If only one wheel is rotating, locate the transmission control rod beneath the frame at the front of
the rear tire. If both wheels rotate, locate both
control rods. See Figure 27.
WARNING: Do not tow the tractor, even
with the bypass rod engaged. Serious
transmission damage will result from
doing so.
•
Pull one rod toward the front of the tractor until
the flange on the rod is forward of the keyhole
slot in the frame assembly.
Lower the bypass rod into the keyhole slot and
release so the rod flange is against the front of
the frame bracket.
Repeat the above procedure to engage the other
bypass rod.
After moving the tractor, disengage both bypass
rods. Lift the rod and guide the flange of the rod
back through the larger circular opening of the
keyhole, then release the rod.
Internal
Cotter Pin
RH Transmission
Control Rod
From just in front of the two rear tires, locate the
transmission bypass rods. See Figure 26.
RH Transmission
Bypass Rod
Pull out
Bypass Rod
Then Lower
In Slot
Ferrule
Transmission
Control Arm
Figure 27
•
Keyhole
Slot
Figure 26
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Remove the internal cotter pin securing the
ferrule to the transmission control arm and
withdraw the ferrule. Wheel rotation should stop.
If it does not, contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
•
•
•
•
If the rotation stops, adjust the ferrule up or down
the control rod as necessary to align with the hole
in the transmission control arm. Re-insert the
ferrule into the hole in the control arm and secure
with the internal cotter pin.
If necessary, repeat the previous two steps to
adjust the other transmission control rod.
Lower the tractor and remove the jack.
Tighten the jam nut against the console and reposition the control lever if necessary.
TRANSMISSION DRIVE BELT
If the transmission drive belt becomes worn and
causes the drive transmissions to slip, the drive belt
must be replaced. To replace the drive belt, proceed
as follows:
TRACTOR HIGH SPEED TRACKING
If the tractor tracks to one side with both drive control
levers fully forward, adjust the control levers as
follows:
• Check for proper and balanced air pressure in
both front and rear tires. Refill tires if necessary.
• Perform the first three steps in the previous subsection, Tractor Creeping, to verify that the tractor
is not creeping. If creeping, adjust following the
instructions in that sub-section.
• Recheck the tracking after making any adjustments to the transmission control rods.
• If uneven tracking persists, note which direction
the tractor is tracking.
- If the tractor tracks to the right, adjust the
control lever stop bolt on the left side.
- If the tractor tracks to the left, adjust the control
lever stop bolt on the right side.
• Locate the applicable stop bolt on the left or right
console. See Figure 28.
•
Remove the deck drive belt from the PTO clutch
on the bottom of the engine following the instructions in Deck Removal, SECTION 5: MOWER
DECK.
•
From beneath the rear of the tractor, insert a 3/8
inch drive ratchet into the square hole of the drive
idler bracket. See Figure 29.
RZT 50 SHOWN
Transmission
Drive Pulley
Idler
Pulley
Square
Hole
PTO
Pulley
Idler
Bracket
Idler Brkt.
Spring
Engine
Pulley
Figure 29
Console
•
Jam Nut
Stop Bolt
•
•
•
Figure 28
•
Drive
Belt
•
Loosen the jam nut on the stop bolt, then turn the
stop bolt counterclockwise to make it longer.
Recheck the tracking and fine tune the adjustment as necessary.
NOTE: If the stop bolt is adjusted too far, the
tracking problem will change sides. Make fine
tuning adjustments by shortening the same bolt.
•
•
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Using the ratchet for leverage, pivot the idler
bracket and idler pulley away from the backside
of the ‘V" belt; then lift the belt off and above the
engine pulley and off the idler pulley.
With the belt loose, lift the belt off, up and over
the two transmission drive pulleys. Remove the
belt from the engine and idler pulleys.
Loop the new belt and slide over and onto the
two transmission pulleys.
Route the belt above the idler bracket back to the
engine drive pulley. Lift the belt over the PTO pulley and above the engine drive pulley.
Using the ratchet for leverage, pivot the idler
bracket and idler pulley against the spring tension; then slip the belt down into the engine drive
pulley and onto the idler pulley.
Release the idler bracket so that the idler pulley
tightens against the back side of the belt and tensions the drive belt.
Reinstall the deck drive belt.
Emptying the fuel system:
• Prior to putting the tractor in storage, monitor
fuel consumption with the goal of running the
fuel tank empty.
TRACTOR STORAGE
If your tractor is not going to be operated for an
extended period of time (thirty days to approximately
six months), the tractor should be prepared for storage. Store the tractor in a dry and protected location.
If stored outside, cover the tractor (including the tires)
to protect it from the elements. The procedures outlined below should be performed whenever the tractor
is placed in storage.
• Run the engine until it begins to stall. Use the
choke to keep the engine running until all fuel in
the carburetor has been exhausted.
• Referring to the engine manual, drain the fuel
from the carburetor bowl.
1. Change the engine oil and filter following the
instructions provided in the engine manual
packed with this manual.
3. Clean the
thoroughly.
engine
and
the
entire
tractor
4. Fully charge the battery, then disconnect the negative cable at the battery to prevent possible
discharge. Recharge the battery periodically
when in storage. NOTE: Remove the battery if
exposed to prolonged periods of sub-freezing
temperatures. Store in a cool, dry location where
temperatures are above freezing.
WARNING: 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.
5. Lubricate all lubrication points.
WARNING: Fuel left in the fuel tank deteriorates and will cause serious starting
problems.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your tractor. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
2. If storing the tractor for 30 days or more:
To prevent gum deposits from forming inside the
engine’s carburetor and causing possible malfunction of the engine, the fuel system must be either
completely emptied, or the gasoline must be
treated with a stabilizer to prevent deterioration.
REMOVING THE TRACTOR FROM STORAGE
•
Check the engine oil.
•
Fully charge the battery and inflate the tires to the
recommended pressure.
•
If drained before storing, fill the fuel tank with
clean, fresh gasoline.
• Add to clean, fresh gasoline the correct amount
of stabilizer for the capacity (approximately 3
gallons) of the fuel system.
•
Add clean, fresh fuel.
•
Start the engine and allow to idle for a few
minutes to ensure engine is operating properly.
• Fill the fuel tank with treated fuel and run the
engine for 2-3 minutes to get stabilized fuel into
the carburetor.
•
Drive the tractor without a load to make certain all
the tractor systems are functioning properly.
Using a fuel stabilizer:
• Read the product manufacturer’s instructions
and recommendations.
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SECTION 5: MOWER DECK
Rolling the belt off the PTO pulley.
• Using the deck lift handle, raise the deck to the
position that provides the most horizontal run of
the belt between the deck idler pulleys and the
PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
This section contains removal, installation, adjustment, and maintenance information for the mower
deck. Some of the following information applies only
to the model RZT50 deck, while some applies only to
the RZT54. Information that applies only to a specific
deck model will be preceded by a bold title line that
identifies which deck is the subject of that information.
•
DECK REMOVAL
Remove the mower deck from the tractor as follows:
1. Move the tractor to a level surface, disengage the
PTO, stop the engine, and set the parking brake.
2. Move the deck gauge wheels or rollers to their
highest setting (lowest deck setting).
3. Remove the ‘V’ belt from the PTO pulley, located
on the bottom of the engine, using one of the
following two methods.
WARNING: Use caution to prevent
pinching your fingers when rolling the
belt off the PTO pulley.
WARNING: The muffler at the rear of the
tractor may be extremely hot, and could
cause serious burns. Use extreme
caution when near the muffler. Allow the
muffler to fully cool before removing the
belt from the PTO pulley.
•
Pull the left side of the belt rearward and downward while manually turning the PTO pulley to the
right until the belt rides out onto the edge of the
lower sheave of the pulley. NOTE: If pulling the
right side of the belt, turn the pulley to the left.
•
While still holding the belt downward, continue
turning the PTO pulley until the belt is rolled off
the pulley. Refer to Figure 32
4. Lower the deck to the ground using the deck lift
handle.
5. Locate the LH and RH deck support pins on each
side of the deck. Pull the deck support pins
outward and lock in the disengaged position to
release the deck from the tractor’s LH and RH
deck lift arms. See Figure 31.
Releasing belt tension with the idler pulley.
• Using the deck lift handle, raise the deck to the
position that provides the most horizontal run of
the belt between the deck idler pulleys and the
PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
•
Sitting behind the tractor facing forward, reach
beneath the tractor to grasp the belt at the front of
the PTO pulley.
Working from the middle of the tractor, pivot the
idler bracket and movable idler pulley rearward
away from the backside of the ‘V" belt just far
enough to lift the belt up and over the idler pulley.
See Figure 30.
Deck Lift Arm
Rear Deck
Hanger Bracket
RZT50 DECK SHOWN
‘V’ Belt
Pull Idler Pulley
Rearward
Deck
Support
Pin
Rear Hanger
Bracket Slot
Movable Idler
Pulley
Figure 31
6. Raise the deck lift arms out of the rear hanger
bracket slots by raising the deck lift handle on the
tractor to its highest position.
Fixed Idler
Pulley
Idler Bracket
7. Slide the deck forward so that the deck front
hanger rod can be lifted out of the two slots of the
front deck bracket. After lifting the front hanger
rod out of the slots, slide the deck rearward so
that the rod can no longer engage the slots.
Figure 30
•
From beneath the rear of the tractor, slide the belt
off of the PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
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8. Using care to prevent the front hanger rod from
falling back into the deck bracket slots, carefully
slide the cutting deck (from the right side) out
from underneath the tractor.
•
Install the belt in the PTO pulley on the bottom of
the engine.
•
Route the backside of the belt around the fixed
idler pulley of the deck. Refer to Figure 30.
DECK INSTALLATION
•
Working from the middle of the tractor, pivot the
idler bracket/movable pulley rearward against the
spring tension and slide the backside of the belt
onto the movable idler pulley. Refer to Figure 30.
To install the mower deck, proceed as follows:
1. While holding the deck front hanger rod upward,
carefully slide the deck underneath the right side
of the tractor.
Rolling the belt into the PTO pulley.
• Using the deck lift handle, raise the deck to the
position that provides the most horizontal run of
the belt between the deck idler pulleys and the
PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
2. While still holding the front hanger rod, slide the
deck forward until the front hanger rod can be
lowered into the slots of the front deck bracket.
3. Lower the front hanger rod into the slots of the
front deck bracket, then slide the deck rearward.
•
Make certain the belt is in the spindle pulleys of
the deck, and that the backside of the belt is
against both the fixed and movable idler pulleys.
Refer to Figure 30.
•
5. Use the tractor deck lift handle to lower the deck
lift arms into the slots of the rear deck hanger
brackets.
Sitting behind the tractor, facing forward, make
certain the belt is not twisted; then reach beneath
the tractor to grasp the belt and pull it toward the
PTO pulley.
6. Pull the deck support pins outward and maneuver
the deck as necessary to align the holes in the
deck lift arm with the pins. Refer to Figure 31.
WARNING: Use caution to prevent
pinching your fingers when rolling the
belt onto the PTO pulley.
4. Maneuver the deck so that the slots in the two
rear deck hanger brackets approximately align
with the deck lift arms of the tractor. Refer to
Figure 31.
7. When aligned, push each pin fully inward through
the lift arms to secure the arms in the rear hanger
bracket slots.
•
Pull the right side of the belt rearward and place
the narrow V side of the belt into the PTO pulley. See Figure 32.
8. Make certain the ‘V’ belt is in the spindle pulleys
on the deck; then route the belt rearward beneath
the tractor frame, above the transmission tube(s),
to the PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
NOTE: Model RZT54 Only - Use care to route
the belt below the transmission breather connector hoses, but above the transmission tube.
•
While holding the belt and pulley together, rotate
the pulley to the left (See Figure 32). Continue
holding and rotating the pulley and belt until the
belt is fully rolled into the PTO pulley.
PTO Pulley
9. Install the ‘V’ belt onto the PTO pulley using one
of the following two methods.
PTO Belt
WARNING: The muffler at the rear of the
tractor may be extremely hot, and could
cause serious burns. Use extreme
caution when near the muffler. Allow the
muffler to fully cool before removing the
belt.
Rotate
Pulley
Using the idler pulley to tension the belt.
• Using the deck lift handle, raise the deck to the
position that provides the most horizontal run of
the belt between the deck idler pulleys and the
PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
Transmission
Tube
Figure 32
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Front to Back Leveling.
The front of the deck should be approximately 1/4
inch lower than the rear of the deck. Adjust if necessary as follows:
• With the deck raised off of the ground, rotate the
outer blades so that they are parallel to the frame
of the tractor.
• If the side to side leveling was done correctly,
measuring just the right blade should be
acceptable to attain the correct back to front pitch
of the deck.
• Measure the distance from the front tip of the
blade to the ground and the distance from the
rear tip to the ground. The front distance should
be approximately 1/4 inch less than the rear. If it
is not, proceed to the next step.
• From the front of the tractor, loosen the outer hex
nuts on the deck front hanger rod and turn them
away from the inner nuts. See Figure 34.
LEVELING THE MOWER DECK
When correctly adjusted the mower deck should be
level side to side, and the front of the deck should be
approximately 1/4 inch lower than the rear of deck.
Side to Side Leveling
If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly, a
side to side adjustment can be performed. Adjust if
necessary as follows:
•
With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface,
place the deck lift handle in the top notch (highest
position) and rotate both outer blades so that they
are perpendicular to the tractor frame.
•
Lower the deck to the middle height position.
•
Measure the distance from the outside left blade
tip to the ground and the distance from the
outside right blade tip to the ground. The
measurements should be equal. If they’re not,
proceed to the next step.
•
Comparing the two measurements, determine
whether the left side of the deck must be raised
or lowered.
•
Loosen, but do not remove, the hex cap screw on
the left deck hanger bracket. Refer to Figure 33.
•
Level the deck by using a wrench to turn the
adjustment gear (found immediately behind the
hex cap screw just loosened) clockwise to raise
the left side of the deck, or counterclockwise to
lower the left side of the deck. See Figure 33.
Inner
Hex Nut
Outer
Hex Nut
Front Hanger
Rod Bracket
Front
Hanger Rod
Figure 34
Lower LT.
Side of Deck
Hex Cap
Screw
•
If the front of the deck was too high, turn the hex
nuts counterclockwise to lengthen the front
hanger rod and lower the front of the deck.
IMPORTANT: The deck front hanger rod should
be at the front of the slots of the front deck
bracket. If one side of the rod is not at the front of
its slot, turn the inner hex nut on that side until
rod just touches the front of the slot. Then remeasure and re-adjust the front hanger rod as
necessary.
Figure 33
•
If the front of the deck was too low, turn the inner
hex nuts clockwise against the hanger bracket to
shorten the front hanger rod and raise the front of
the deck. See Figure 34.
Raise LT.
Side of Deck
Adjustment
Gear
•
•
The deck is properly leveled when left and right
blade tip measurements are equal.
Retighten the hex cap screw on the left deck
hanger bracket when proper adjustment is
achieved.
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When the correct pitch of the deck is acquired,
secure the inner hex nuts with a wrench and
tighten the outer hex nuts against the inner hex
nuts to lock them in the adjusted position.
Using the lift handle, set the deck in the desired
height setting, then check the gauge wheel distance
from the ground below. If necessary adjust the front
gauge wheels as follows:
• Visually check the distance between the front
gauge wheels and the ground. If the gauge
wheels are near or touching the ground, they
should be raised. If more than 1/2" above the
ground, they should be lowered.
• Remove the lock nut securing one of the front
gauge wheel shoulder screws to the deck.
Remove the gauge wheel and shoulder screw.
Refer to Figure 35.
• Insert the shoulder screw into the one of four
index holes in the front gauge wheel bracket that
will give the gauge wheel a 1/4 to 1/2 inch
clearance with the ground.
• Note the index hole of the just adjusted wheel,
and adjust the other front gauge wheel into the
respective index hole of the other front gauge
wheel bracket.
ADJUSTING THE GAUGE WHEELS AND ROLLERS
WARNING: Keep hands and feet away
from the discharge opening of the
cutting deck.
Model RZT50 Gauge Wheels
NOTE: The deck gauge wheels are an anti-scalp feature of the deck and are not designed to support the
weight of the cutting deck.
The mower deck cutting height can be set in any of
six height settings using the tractor’s deck lift handle.
The deck heights range from 1-1/2" to 4". For the
model RZT50, the deck gauge wheel position should
be approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the ground
when the deck is set in the desired height setting.
Using the lift handle, set the deck in the desired
height setting, then check the gauge wheel distance
from the ground below. If necessary adjust as follows:
• Visually check the distance between the front
gauge wheels and the ground. If the gauge
wheels are near or touching the ground, they
should be raised. If more than 1/2" above the
ground, they should be lowered.
• Remove the lock nut securing one of the front
gauge wheel shoulder screws to the deck.
Remove the gauge wheel and shoulder screw.
See Figure 35.
• Insert the shoulder screw into the one of four
index holes in the front gauge wheel bracket that
will give the gauge wheel a 1/4 to 1/2 inch
clearance with the ground.
• Note the index hole of the just adjusted wheel,
and adjust the other gauge wheels into the
respective index holes of the other gauge wheel
brackets on the deck.
Shoulder
Screw
RZT 54
Cotter
Pin
Shoulder
Screw
Front Gauge
Wheel
RZT 50
Rear Gauge
Wheel
The position on the rear deck rollers is generally not
changed. In the low position the rollers will roll the
grass. In the high position, the rollers are in a storage
position and do little or no rolling of the grass.
Change the roller position as follows:
• Remove the cotter pin from the left end of the
roller shaft. See Figure 36.
• Slide the roller shaft to the right and remove the
rollers as the shaft is fully withdrawn from the
right rear roller bracket. See Figure 36.
Gauge
Wheel
Bracket
Adjustment
Index
Holes
Lock
Gauge Lock
Nut
Wheel Nut
Bracket
Roller
High
Position
Low Position
Right Rear
Roller Brkt.
Roller Shaft
Figure 36
Figure 35
Model RZT54 Gauge Wheels and Rollers
The front gauge wheels on the RZT54 mower deck
are an anti-scalp feature, and should not ride on the
ground. The front gauge wheels should be approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the ground when the
deck is set in the desired height setting.
The rear deck rollers can be set in either the low or
high position.
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Insert the roller shaft through the other roller
bracket hole. Slide the rollers onto the shaft as
you slide the shaft to the left.
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If necessary, rotate the roller shaft to align the flat
area on the left end of the shaft with the flat of the
hole in the left roller bracket. Slide the shaft
throught the left roller bracker and secure with the
cotter pin.
WARNING: When servicing the mower
deck, be careful not to cut yourself on the
sharpened blades.
DECK MAINTENANCE
Using the Deck Wash System
WARNING: When using the deck wash
system, never engage the deck from any
position other than the operator’s seat of
the tractor. Do not use an assistant or
engage deck in the presence of any
bystanders.
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The cutting blades must be kept sharp at all times.
Sharpen the cutting edges of the blades evenly so
that the blades remain balanced and the same angle
of sharpness is maintained.
If the cutting edge of a blade has already been sharpened many times, or if any metal separation is present,
it is recommended that new blades be installed. New
blades are available at your authorized dealer.
Attach the nozzle adapter to a standard garden
hose connected to a water supply.
Move the tractor to an area within reach of the
hose where the dispersal of wet grass clippings is
not objectionable to you. Disengage the PTO,
engage the parking brake, and stop the engine.
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter and
push the adapter onto one of the deck wash
nozzles at either end of the mower deck. Release
the lock collar to lock the adapter on the nozzle.
See Figure 37.
The blades may be removed as follows.
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Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer
to Deck Removal on page 26) then gently flip the
deck over to expose its underside.
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Use a 15/16 inch wrench to hold the hex nut on
top of the spindle assembly when loosening the
hex nut securing the blade. A block of wood may
be placed between the deck housing and the
cutting edge of the blade to help in breaking loose
the hex nut securing the blade. Refer to Figure 38.
•
When reinstalling the blades, be sure they are
installed so that the wind wings are pointing
upward toward the top of the deck.
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Tighten the blade nuts to 70-90 ft. lbs.
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Reinstall the deck (refer to Deck Installation on
page 27).
RZT50 Shown
Nozzle
Adapter
Pull Lock
Collar Back
Adapter
Lock Collar
Deck Wash
Nozzle
RZT50 Shown
Figure 37
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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.
Hex Nut
Wood Block
In Position
Use 15/16"
Wrench to
Remove Nut
Cleaning the Spindle Pulleys
Once a month remove the belt covers to remove any
accumulation of grass clippings from around the
spindle pulleys and V-belt. Clean more often when
mowing tall, dry grass.
Mower Blade Care
Figure 38
DECK LUBRICATION
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WARNING: Before performing any maintenance, place the PTO switch in the
“OFF” position, engage the parking
brake lever, turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position and remove the key from
the switch.
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After every 10 hours of operation and before
putting the deck into winter storage, lubricate
the spindle assemblies with 251H EP grease or
an equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium
grease. The lube fittings are located in the
spindle housing and can be accessed from
underneath the deck.
REPLACING THE DECK DRIVE BELT
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Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer
to Deck Removal on page 26).
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Install the new belt around the spindle pulleys as
shown in Figure 39 and reinstall the belt covers.
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Route the belt rearward between the two idler
pulleys and reinstall the deck following the
instructions in Deck Installation on page 27.
Remove the hex tapping screws securing the belt
covers to the deck and remove the belt from the
spindle pulleys. Refer to Figure 39.
RZT50 MOWER DECK
‘V’ Belt
Belt Cover
Belt Cover
Idler Pulley
Idler Pulley
Figure 39
RZT54 MOWER DECK
Figure 40
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ENGINE MANUAL
A Kawasaki engine is used on this RZT tractor model. The following section is a reproduction of the Kawasaki
engine manual that applies to the RZT50 and RZT54 engines. The RZT50 use the model FH661, and the RZT54
uses the model FH721V engine. Read this manual in its entirety. Observe all warnings and follow all applicable
operation and maintenance instructions provided in the manual.
NOTE: Although the engine manual provides Kawasaki service contact information, always first contact your
Cub Cadet dealer if you experience engine problems or have questions regarding the engine.
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KAWASAKI LIMITED WARRANTY
CALIFORNIA AND FEDERAL
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEMS
SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINES
The California Air Resources Board, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , and Kawasaki Motors Corp.,
U.S.A. (hereinafter “Kawasaki”) are pleased to explain the Emission Control Systems Warranty on your Kawasaki
small off-road engine. In California and other states, new small off-road engines must be designed, built and
equipped to meet the stringent anti-smog standards. Kawasaki must warrant the emission control system on your
small off-road engine for the period of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper
maintenance of your small off-road engine. Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or
fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and
other emission related assemblies. Where a warrantable condition exists, Kawasaki will repair your small off-road
engine at no cost to you including diagnosis (if the diagnostic work is performed at a Kawasaki small off-road engine
dealer), parts and labor.
OWNERS WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES. The following obligations must be fulfilled by the owner to maintain the
validity of the Kawasaki California / EPA Emission Systems Warranty:
(a) As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance
listed in your owner’s manual. Kawasaki recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on
your small off-road engine, but Kawasaki cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
(b) You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to an authorized Kawasaki small off-road engine
dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of
time, not to exceed 30 days.
(c) As the small off-road engine owner, you should also be aware that Kawasaki may deny you warranty coverage
if your small off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved
modifications.
d) If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact Kawasaki
Motors Corp., U.S.A., Consumer Services Department, 5080 36th Street S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512,
(616)949-6500.
1. COVERAGE. Kawasaki warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser that the small off-road
engine is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause a failure of a warranted part for a period of
two years. Kawasaki is liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part
still under warranty. The 1995 and later small off-road engines are warranted for two years in California. In all
other states, 1997 and later model year small off-road engines are warranted for two years. If any emissionrelated part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Kawasaki. This warranty time
period shall begin on the date the small off-road engine is delivered to the initial purchaser, or on the date the
small off-road engine is first placed in service.
Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized Kawasaki small off-road
engine dealer located within the United States of America. Any manufacturer-approved replacement part may be
used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs on emission-related parts, and must be provided
without charge to the owner if the part is still under warranty. Any part or parts replaced under this warranty shall
become the property of Kawasaki.
The emission related warranted parts are specifically defined by the California Air Resources Board’s Emission
Warranty Parts List. (EPA’s regulations do not include a parts list, but EPA considers emission-related parts to
include all parts listed here.) These warranted parts are: carburetor and internal parts, spark advance/retard
system, cold start enrichment system, magneto or electronic ignition system, catalytic converter, intake manifold,
exhaust manifold, air cleaner element, and spark plugs if failure occurs prior to the first required scheduled
replacement, hoses, clamps, fittings, gaskets, sealing devices, mounting hardware and tubing used directly in
these parts.
Since emission related parts may vary slightly from model to model, certain models may not contain all of these
parts and certain models may contain functionally equivalent parts.
2. LIMITATIONS. This Emission Control Systems Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
(a) Repair or replacement required as a result of (i) misuse or neglect, (ii) lack of required maintenance, (iii)
repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed, (iv) use of replacement parts or
accessories not conforming to Kawasaki specifications which adversely affect performance and/or durability,
(v) alterations or modifications not recommended or approved in writing by Kawasaki.
(b) Replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance at and after the
first scheduled replacement point.
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3. LIMITED LIABILITY.
(a) The liability of Kawasaki under this Emission Control Systems Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of
defects in materials or workmanship by any authorized Kawasaki small off-road engine dealer at its place of
business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the
small off-road engine or transportation of the small off-road engine to or from the Kawasaki dealer.
KAWASAKI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSE, LOSS OR DAMAGE, WHETHER
DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (EXCEPTION LISTED UNDER COVERAGE) OR EXEMPLARY
ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE KAWASAKI SMALL
OFF-ROAD ENGINE FOR ANY PURPOSE.
(b) NO EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY KAWASAKI WITH RESPECT
TO THE KAWASAKI SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINE EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN. ANY
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THE
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN. THE FOREGOING
STATEMENTS OF WARRANTY ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES.
(c) No dealer is authorized to modify this Kawasaki Limited Emission Control System Warranty.
(d) Kawasaki is not liable for parts which are not genuine Kawasaki parts except when genuine Kawasaki parts
cause damage to non-Kawasaki parts.
5. LEGAL RIGHTS. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS.
6. THIS WARRANTY IS IN ADDITION TO THE KAWASAKI LIMITED SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINE WARRANTY.
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CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STAT EMENT
YOUR W ARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The California Air Resources Board and MTD Consumer Group Inc. are pleased to explain the evaporative emission control system warranty on your 2007 lawn
mower. In California, new lawn mower must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. MTD Consumer Group Inc. must
warrant the EECS on your lawn mower for the period of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your lawn mower.
Your EECS may include parts such as the carburetor, fuel-injection system, the ignition system, catalytic converter, fuel tanks, fuel lines, fuel caps, valves,
canisters, filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and other associated emission-related components.
Where a warrantable condition exists, MTD Consumer Group Inc. will repair your lawn mower at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This evaporative emission control system is warranted for two years. If any evaporative emission-related part on your equipment is defective, the part will be
repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the lawn mower owner, you are responsible for performance of the required maintenance listed in your owner’s manual. MTD Consumer Group Inc. recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your lawn mower, but MTD Consumer Group Inc. cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts.
As the lawn mower owner, you should however be aware that MTD Consumer Group Inc. may deny you warranty coverage if your lawn mower or a part has failed
due to abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your lawn mower to MTD Consumer Group Inc’s distribution center or service center as soon as the problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have a question regarding your warranty coverage, you should
contact the MTD Consumer Group Inc. Service Department at 1-800-800-7310.
GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE:
MTD Consumer Group Inc. warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the lawn mower is: Designed, built and equipped so as to
conform with all applicable regulations; and free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause the failure of a warranted part to be identical in all material
respects to that part as described in MTD Consumer Group Inc’s application for certification.
The warranty period begins on the date the lawn mower is delivered to an ultimate purchaser or first placed into service. The warranty period is two years.
Subject to certain conditions and exclusions as stated below, the warranty on emission-related parts is as follows:
1. Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied, is warranted for the warranty period
stated above. If the part fails during the period of warranty coverage, the part will be repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc. according to subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period.
2. Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the warranty period stated above. Any
such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining warranty period.
3. Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the period of time before
the first scheduled replacement date for that part. If the part fails before the first scheduled replacement, the part will be repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc. according to subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period prior
to the first scheduled replacement point for the part.
4. Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty provisions herein must be performed at a warranty station at no charge to the owner.
5. Notwithstanding the provisions herein, warranty services or repairs will be provided at all of our distribution centers that are franchised to service the subject
engines or equipment.
6. The lawn mower owner will not be charged for diagnostic labor that is directly associated with diagnosis of a defective, emission-related warranted part, provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a warranty station.
7. MTD Consumer Group Inc. is liable for damages to other engine or equipment components proximately caused by a failure under warranty of any warranted
part.
8. Throughout the lawn mower warranty period stated above, MTD Consumer Group Inc. will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the expected
demand for such parts.
9. Any replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs and must be provided without charge to the owner. Such use
will not reduce the warranty obligations of MTD Consumer Group Inc.
10. Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board may not be used. The use of any non-exempted add-on or modified parts by the
ultimate purchaser will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim. MTD Consumer Group Inc. will not be liable to warrant failures of warranted parts caused
by the use of a non-exempted add-on or modified part.
WARRANTED PARTS:
The repair or replacement of any warranted part otherwise eligible for warranty coverage may be excluded from such warranty coverage if MTD Consumer Group
Inc. demonstrates that the lawn mower has been abused, neglected, or improperly maintained, and that such abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance was the
direct cause of the need for repair or replacement of the part . That notwithstanding, any adjustment of a component that has a factory installed, and properly
operating, adjustment limiting device is still eligible for warranty coverage. The following emission warranty parts list are covered: Fuel Line, Fuel Line Clamps.
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CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
RESIDENTIAL ZERO-TURN (“RZT”) MOWERS
important: To obtain warranty coverage owner must present an
original proof of purchase and applicable maintenance records to
the servicing dealer. Please see the operator’s manual for
information on required maintenance and service intervals.
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased or leased and used in
theUnited States and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD
Products Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased or
leased and used in Canada and/or its territories and possessions
(either entity respectively, “Cub Cadet”).
Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts,
and Batteries as described below) against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date
of original retail purchase or lease and will, at its option, repair or
replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in materials
or workmanship.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in
material and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the
date of original purchase or lease. Normal wear parts include, but
are not limited to items such as: belts, blades, blade adapters,
grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, and tires.
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty against defects
in material and workmanship, with 100% replacement during the
first three months. After three months, the battery replacement
credit is based on the months remaining in the twelve (12) month
period dating back to the original date of original sale or lease. Any
replacement battery will be warranted only for the remainder of the
original warranty period.
This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been
operated and maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual
furnished with the product, and has not been subject to misuse,
abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage because of other
peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or
use of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by Cub
Cadet for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void
your warranty as to any resulting damage. In addition, Cub Cadet
may deny warranty coverage if the hour meter, or any part thereof,
is altered, modified, disconnected or otherwise tampered with.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE AND APPLICABLE MAINTAINCE
RECORDS, through your local authorized service dealer. To locate
the dealer in your area;
In the U.S.A.:
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box
361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-877-282- 8684, or
log on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.com.
In Canada:
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON
N2G 4J1, or call 1-800-668-1238 or log on to our Web site at
www.mtdcanada.com.
Without limiting the foregoing, this limited warranty does not provide
coverage in the following cases:
a
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure.
b.
Service completed by someone other than an authorized
service dealer.
c.
Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and
their respective possessions and territories, except those sold
through Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export
distribution.
d.
Replacement parts and\or accessories that are not genuine
Cub Cadet parts.
e.
Transportation charges and service calls.
f.
Cub Cadet does not warrant this product for commercial use.
There are no implied warranties, including without limitation
any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose. No warranties shall apply after the
applicable period of express written warranty above. No other
express warranties beyond those mentioned above, given by
any person or entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect
to any product, shall bind Cub Cadet. The exclusive remedy is
repair or replacement of the product as set forth above. The
terms of this warranty provide the sole and exclusive remedy
arising from the sale and/or lease of the products covered
hereby. Cub Cadet shall not be liable for any incidental or
consequential loss or damage including, without limitation,
expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care
services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a
warranted product.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations
may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of
the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety
features of the product shall void this warranty. You assume
the risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your
property and/or to others and their property arising out of the
misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
gift.
HOW LOCAL LAWS RELATE TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights that vary in different jurisdictions.
Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-877-282- 8684, or
MTD Canada Ltd. KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238