Cub Cadet 435A Operator`s manual

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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
4x2 Utility Vehicle — Models 435A & 435D
IMPORTANT
READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester
for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland,
Ohio 44136-0019.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 769-01878A
2/3/2006
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new utility vehicle. It will help you operate
and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices ................................... 4
Know Your Utility Vehicle ................................... 6
Operating Your Utility Vehicle ............................ 9
Servicing Your Utility Vehicle ........................... 12
Service Chart .................................................... 16
Accessories ...................................................... 16
Specifications ................................................... 17
Shift Fault Codes .............................................. 18
Troubleshooting................................................ 20
Warranty ............................................................ 22
Finding and Recording Model Number
BEFORE YOU START OPERATING YOUR NEW EQUIPMENT...
please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the
information to the sample model plate provided to the right.
Model Number:_________________________
Serial Number:_________________________
You can locate the model plate on the vehicle under the
operator’s seat. Flip the seat forward to view model plate. This
information will be necessary to use the manufacturer’s web
site and/or help from the Customer Support Department or an
authorized service dealer.
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
Customer Support
For Customer Support please contact the retailer from which the unit was purchased,
or use one of the methods below to find a service dealer nearest you.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this
unit, contact the retailer from which you purchased this vehicle. To find a Cub Cadet Dealer nearest you choose from the
options below:
1. Visit www.cubcadet.com to search for a service dealer nearest you using your zip code. You will also find many
useful suggestions and tips.
2. Phone our dealer locator number toll free at 1-877-282-8684.
3. The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately
with your unit, for more information.
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WARNING
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To Avoid An Accident And Injury
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• No riders in cargo box
• Spread load evenly. Secure load to prevent movement.
• Go slow. Avoid sudden starts and stops which could
cause load to shift.
• Do not load above height of this panel. Load could shift
forward injuring driver or passenger.
CARGO BOX LOAD CAPACITY:
MAX 800 Lb.
WARNING
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PARKING
BRAKE
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Parking
• Restart Unit.
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other than seats.
• No riders in the cargo box or anywhere
• Only one person in each seat.
RIDERS CAN FALL OFF AND BE
SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED
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• Only one person in each seat.
• No other riders permitted.
• Keep hands and feet inside vehicle during
operation.
• Do not operate on slopes greater than 15º.
• Drive slowly when turning, on rough ground,
or carrying a cargo load.
• Spread load evenly in cargo box. Do not exceed
load capacity specified on cargo box label.
• Secure load to prevent movement.
FALLING OFF OR ROLLOVER MAY
CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
MAX 15º
• This is an off-road utility vehicle. Do not operate
on public highways. It handles and maneuvers
differently than a normal passenger car. Sharp,
high speed turns or abrupt maneuvers can
cause vehicle to roll over or go out of control.
• Handling and maneuvering characteristics
of vehicle change depending upon cargo load.
Heavy loads will affect steering, braking,
stability and overall handling of vehicle.
• Read and understand operator's manual
before operating vehicle.
WARNING
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L1
FRONT
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RELAY CENTER
R1
BED
LIFT
L2
R2
REAR
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TOP
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5 AMP
5 AMP
POINT 10 AMP
20 AMP
REAR
4X2 JUMPER
5 AMP
FRONT AUX
30 AMP
CENTER POWER
POINT 10 AMP
BED LIFT
30 AMP
HORN
7.5 AMP
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• Do not tow more than 900 Lb. rolling
weight (i.e., trailer plus cargo).
• Spread load evenly. Never exceed 100 lb.
tongue weight.
• Go slow and use extra care when towing.
Allow for increased braking distance.
• Do not tow heavy loads on slopes over
a 5º incline.
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Labels
To order any of
these labels, contact
your nearest
Cub Cadet service
dealer or call
1-877-282-8684.
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Safe
Operation
Practices
WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which,
if not followed, could
endanger the personal safety and/or
property of yourself
and others. Read and
follow all instructions in this manual
before attempting to
operate or service
this vehicle. When
you see this symbol
- heed its warning.
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand and
follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This vehicle is designed to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of vehicle, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in
serious injury. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or
death.
General Operation
20. Never leave vehicle unattended with the key in the ignition.
Always turn key to the “Stop” position, set the parking brake
and remove key.
21. Check overhead clearances carefully before driving under low
hanging tree branches, wires, etc., where the operator may
be struck or pulled from the unit, which could result in serious
injury.
22. Improper use of the vehicle or failure to properly maintain it
could result in decreased vehicle performance or personal
injury.
23. Engine must be stopped when cleaning, servicing, adjusting,
repairing, or installing attachments on utility vehicle.
24. After striking foreign objects, stop the unit and shut off the
engine. Inspect for damage and repair the damage before
restarting and operating equipment.
25. Do not start or operate vehicle in an inside area, unless it
is adequately ventilated. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide fumes, which are very poisonous and can be
deadly.
26. Do not change engine governor setting or over speed the
engine. The governor is set at the factory for safe operating
speed.
27. Assure safety interlock switch is adjusted correctly so engine
cannot be started unless gearshift is in the neutral position.
28. Do not touch engine or muffler while engine is running or soon
after it is stopped. They will be hot and can cause a burn.
29. Always inspect your vehicle each time you use it to make sure
it is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection
and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this
manual.
30. If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgement. Contact your local service center
or call toll free 1-877-282-8684 for assistance and the name
of your nearest service center.
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the vehicle
and in the manual before attempting to operate or service.
Keep this manual in a safe place for future and regular
reference and for ordering replacement parts.
2. This is an off-road utility vehicle and it should not be operated on public highways. Know and comply with all laws
and regulations governing the use of off-highway vehicles in
your area.
3. This vehicle handles and maneuvers differently than a
normal passenger car. Sharp high speed turns and abrupt
maneuvers can cause vehicle to roll over or go out of control. Slow down when turning and avoid abrupt maneuvers.
4. Handling and maneuvering characteristics of vehicle
change depending upon cargo load. Heavy loads affect
steering, braking, stability, and overall handling of vehicle.
5. Be familiar with all instructions and controls and their proper
operation before starting vehicle.
6. Never allow adults to operate this vehicle without proper
instruction.
7. Never allow children under 16 years old to operate this
vehicle. Children 16 years old and over should read and
understand the operation instructions and safety rules in this
manual and should be trained and supervised by a parent.
8. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
This vehicle is not intended for use on any public roadway.
9. Do not operate this vehicle while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
10. Never carry more than one passenger. This vehicle is
designed to carry the driver and one passenger only. No
riders are allowed in cargo box or anywhere else on vehicle.
11. Keep all body parts (i.e. head, arms, hands, legs, feet)
inside vehicle when vehicle is in motion.
12. Always remain seated and keep both hands on the steering
wheel when driving the vehicle.
13. Sit on the center of the seat and keep both feet within the foot
platform perimeter. Clean foot platform if dirty and remove
any debris from around foot controls, e.g. brake pedal.
14. Do not misuse the utility vehicle. It is an utility vehicle, not
a recreation vehicle or toy. Recreational riding can lead to
accidents, severe bodily injury or death.
15. Inspect area around vehicle before moving, especially in
reverse. Back up slowly. Always look down and behind
before and while backing to avoid a back-over accident.
Keep bystanders out of area.
16. Avoid driving through water, since loss of control may occur.
Drive belt may slip if exposed to water thus reducing vehicle
pulling power and stopping vehicle entirely.
17. Always use vehicle lights while operating in low light
situations.
18. Do not mount or leave vehicle while it is in motion or in
actual operation.
19. Avoid sudden starts, stops, or turns and always use a level
turn-around area.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and rollover
accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. If a slope is
steeper than a 15° incline, do not operate this unit on that area.
Exercise extreme caution while operating on slopes.
DO:
1. Travel straight up and down slopes, not across. Exercise
extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
2. Travel slowly while on a slope. Always keep the forward
speed limited when going down slopes to take advantage of
the motor braking action.
3. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Avoid
starting or stopping on a slope.
4. Avoid slopes with slippery, loose, or bumpy surfaces as they
are especially hazardous.
5. Use extra care while carrying cargo. It may affect the stability
of the vehicle. Spread the load evenly or tie down.
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Do Not:
1. Do not travel near drop-offs, ditches or embankments. The
vehicle could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of
a cliff, ditch, or if an edge caves in.
2. Do not stop or start suddenly when going uphill or downhill.
Be especially cautious when changing direction on slopes.
3. Do not turn sideways to the hill. The vehicle may roll over. If
you must turn, go slow and do so carefully and gradually.
4. Do not carry cargo on steep slopes or tow loads.
Children
1. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
vehicle. They do not understand the dangers. Never assume
that children will remain where you last saw them. Avoid run
over accidents.
a. Keep children out of the immediate area of the vehicle
and in watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
c. Do not allow rear wheels to hang over the edge of a
drop-off when raising cargo box. The load in the cargo
box may shift causing the vehicle to tip over backwards.
Towing
1. Always use an approved hitch and hitch point provided on
the utility vehicle.
2. Do not tow more than 900 lb. (454 kg) rolling weight (i.e.
trailer plus cargo).
3. Never load more than 100 lb. (45.5 kg) tongue weight on
tow bracket provided.
4. Go slow and use extra care when towing a trailer. Allow for
increased braking distance. Load trailer properly.
5. Do not tow heavy loads on slopes greater than 5° incline.
When going downhill or turning, the extra weight tends to
push the tow vehicle and may cause you to loose control
(i.e. braking and steering ability are reduced, towed equipment may jack-knife and cause utility vehicle to overturn).
d. Never carry small children, they may fall off and be
seriously injured or interfere with safe vehicle operation.
e. Use extreme care while approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees or other objects that may block your
vision of a child who may run into the path of the vehicle.
f.
Safe
Operation
Practices
Service
b. Be alert and turn the vehicle off if a child enters the area.
c. Before and while backing, look behind and down for small
children.
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Safe Handling Of Gasoline:
1. To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can
occur when gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes
which can ignite. Wash your skin and change clothes
immediately.
a. Use only an approved gasoline container.
Remove key when vehicle is unattended to prevent
unauthorized operation.
b. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or
trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers
on the ground away from your vehicle before filling.
2. Never allow children under 16 years old to operate this
vehicle. Children 16 years old and over should read and
understand the operation instructions and safety rules in this
manual and should be trained and supervised by a parent.
3. Do not let children ride in the cargo box, in the driver’s or
passenger’s lap or anywhere other than the passenger seat.
Never give small children a ride; not even in the passenger
seat. They may fall off.
c. When practical, remove gas-powered equipment
from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If
this is not possible, then refuel such equipment on
a trailer with a portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
d. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
Cargo Box Loading/Operation
e. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
1. Do not exceed vehicle’s Total Load Capacity rating of 1,200
lb. This includes operator, passenger, accessories, and
cargo.
2. Do not exceed 800 lb. load in cargo box.
3. Spread load evenly and secure to prevent movement.
4. Do not load above height of cargo box front panel. Load could
shift forward and injure driver or passenger.
5. Avoid loads which exceed the physical dimensions of cargo
box.
6. Go slow. Heavy loads will affect steering, braking, stability,
and overall handling of the vehicle. Limit loads to those that
can be safely controlled.
7. Avoid sudden starts, stops, and turns which could cause load
to shift.
f.
Never fuel machine indoors.
g. Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is
hot or running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes
before refueling.
h. Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½
inch below bottom of filler neck to allow space for fuel
expansion.
Cargo Box Lift
i.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
j.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment. Move unit to another area. Wait 5 minutes before
starting the engine.
k. To reduce fire hazards, keep machine free of grass,
leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel soaked debris.
1. Stop vehicle on level ground and set Parking Brake before
raising cargo box.
2. On manual lift units, unload cargo box before raising cargo
box.
3. Do not operate vehicle with cargo box in raised position.
4. Do not operate vehicle with cargo box latch unlatched.
Always re-latch upon manually lowering cargo box.
When using optional electric lift:
a. Stay in driver’s seat.
l.
b. Keep body parts away from cargo box and keep all
bystanders away.
5
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light as on a water
heater, space heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other gas
appliances.
WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which,
if not followed, could
endanger the personal safety and/or
property of yourself
and others. Read and
follow all instructions in this manual
before attempting to
operate or service
this vehicle. When
you see this symbol
- heed its warning.
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand and follow
the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
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Know Your Utility Vehicle
NOTE: Reference to right or left hand side of the utility vehicle is observed from the operating position.
Know Your
Utility Vehicle
P
Differential
Lock Switch
Choke
Knob
Parking Brake
Latch
Figure 1
WARNING
Never leave a running
machine unattended.
Always set parking
brake, stop engine
and remove key to
prevent unintended
starting.
Brake Pedal
Read this operator’s manual, safety labels, and
operating instructions on the vehicle before operating.
Compare the illustrations in this manual with your unit to
familiarize yourself with the location of various controls
and adjustments. Reference to the right or left hand side
of unit is observed from the operating position. Save this
manual for future reference.
The brake pedal is located on the left side of the floor
beneath the dash panel. Remove foot from accelerator
pedal apply pressure to the brake pedal evenly until
vehicle slows down and stops. See Figure 2.
Parking Brake Latch
IMPORTANT: Read the Kohler Engine operator’s
manual before operating this vehicle to familiarize
yourself with the engine controls and adjustments.
The parking brake latch is located on the dash panel to
the right of the steering wheel. It holds the brake in the
engaged position for parking. See Figure 1.
NOTE: Before operating your vehicle, follow the starting
instructions in the Operating Section and check tire pressure per the recommendations in the Servicing section.
To engage the parking brake, push brake pedal down
firmly, pull out on the parking brake latch, and release foot
from brake pedal. Brake pedal will stay down and parking
brake light on dash will come on to indicate parking brake
is engaged.
Accelerator Pedal
The accelerator pedal is located on the right side of the
floor beneath the dash panel. Depressing the accelerator
pedal will move the vehicle in the direction selected
on the gearshift. As the pedal is depressed, speed will
increase to the maximum selected range. Releasing the
pedal reduces the speed, but does not stop the vehicle.
The brake must be applied to stop vehicle. See Figure 2.
To release parking brake, push down on brake pedal and
parking brake latch will release.
Ignition Switch
WARNING: Never leave a running
machine unattended. Always set parking brake, stop engine and remove key
to prevent unintended starting.
Accelerator
Pedal
The ignition switch is located on the right side of the dash
panel. To start the engine, insert the key into the ignition
switch and turn clockwise to the START position. Release
the key into the Run position once engine has fired. See
Figure 3.
Brake
Pedal
NOTE: The shift controller will return the transmission to
neutral when the key is turned off. If the lever under the
cargo box is not in neutral it must be manually returned
to neutral to start engine. See Page 9 for instructions on
checking and resetting the lever on the transmission.
Refer to Starting The Engine in the Operation Section of
this manual for detailed starting instructions
Figure 2
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Hour Meter
Rear Power Outlet Switch (Optional)
P
P
Gear
Lights
Figure 4
Cargo Box Electric
Lift Switch (Optional)
Key Switch
12-Volt Power
Outlet
Figure 3
Horn Switch (Optional)
The horn switch is located on the right side of the dash
panel. Push button to activate horn.
Gear Lights
The gear lights are located on the right side of the dash
panel. See Figure 3. Once a gear is selected, a gear
light, or a combination of gear lights, will illuminate. If
the vehicle has not shifted properly, or there is a shifting
issue, the lights will flash for 5 seconds and an audible
tone will sound. During this time a shift will not be
allowed, however, once the lights stop flashing, shifting
will be allowed. Refer to SECTION 9: Electric Shift
Fault Codes and/or SECTION 10: Troubleshooting to
determine the failure mode.
Hour Meter
12V Power Outlet
The 12V power outlet is located on the right side of the
dash panel. It is used for the convenience of plugging in
accessories that require a power source with a maximum
load of 5 amps at 12 volts. See Figure 3.
Cargo Box Electric
Lift Switch (Optional)
If equipped, the cargo box electric lift switch is located
on the right side of the dash panel. It activates lift to raise
and lower cargo box. See Figure 3.
Rear Power Outlet Switch (Optional)
If equipped, the rear power outlet switch is located on the
right side of the dash panel. It turns power on and off for
the rear outlet. See Figure 3.
Warning Light Cluster
The warning light cluster is located in the middle of
the dash panel. See Figure 4. There are four warning
lights: alternator discharge light (Battery), parking
brake light, engine oil pressure light, and low fuel light.
The hour meter is located in the center of the warning
light cluster. It reads the elapsed time engine has run.
See Figure 4.
Choke Knob
The choke knob is located on the left side of the dash
panel. The choke is used when starting a cold engine.
It enrichens the fuel mixture for cold weather starting.
See Figure 1.
Differential Lock Switch
The differential lock knob is located on the left side of
the dash panel. When pulled, the differential knob locks
the differential so both drive wheels will pull equally
when rear wheels start to slip. To disengage, push the
differential lock knob in. See Figure 1 for location.
Cup Holders
The cup holders are located between the seats. They
are designed for the use of non-alcoholic beverages.
WARNING: Never operate this
vehicle while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs. Doing so can result
The engine oil pressure light activates when engine
has low oil pressure. The alternator discharge light will
indicate that the alternator is not charging. The low fuel
light activates when fuel is low in tank. The parking light
indicates that the parking brake is engaged.
Gearshift Switches
The gearshift switches are located on the right side of
the dash panel next to the gear lights. When pushing the
appropriate switch for forward, neutral, or reverse, the
brake pedal must be depressed. See Figure 2 for Brake
Pedal location.
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3
Know Your
Utility Vehicle
WARNING
Never leave a running
machine unattended.
Always set parking
brake, stop engine
and remove key to
prevent unintended
starting.
Never operate
this vehicle while
under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
Doing so can result
in serious personal
injury or death.
NOTE:
The shift controller will
return the transmission
to neutral when the key
is turned off. If the lever
under the cargo box is
not in neutral it must be
manually returned to
neutral to start engine.
3
Know Your
Utility Vehicle
locked position prior to operation and do not try to
adjust the seat position while operating the vehicle.
in serious personal injury or death.
Fuel Shut Off Valve
Cargo Box
The fuel shut off valve is located under the seat and
it is strapped onto the fuel tank. It controls fuel to the
engine. To turn fuel off, turn knob so indicator is down.
To turn fuel on, turn knob to the up position. See
The cargo box is raised by a gas spring. Manually remove
the contents of the cargo box before lifting the cargo box.
Push the release latch down and lift up the cargo box.
Once the cargo box is in the raised position, access to
the engine is possible. If equipped with a electrical lift, the
cargo box can be raised to dump cargo. See Figure 7.
IMPORTANT: Do not exceed the vehicle’s Total Load
WARNING
Make sure seat is
in locked position
prior to operation
and do not try
to adjust the
seat position
while operating
the vehicle.
IMPORTANT:
Do not exceed the
vehicle’s Total Load
Capacity of 1,200
lb., which includes
driver, passenger,
accessories, and
cargo. Do not
exceed 800 lb. in
the cargo box.
Fuel Shut-off Valve
Figure 5
Figure 5.
Adjustable Seat Lever
The adjustable seat lever is located beneath the driver’s
seat on the front side and it is used to move the seat
forward and backward. See Figure 6.
Figure 7
Slide the lever to the left and push the seat forward or
back to the desired position. Release
the lever so that it locks the seat in
place.
Capacity of 1,200 lb., which includes driver, passenger,
accessories, and cargo. Do not exceed 800 lbs. in the
cargo box.
Tailgate
WARNING: Make sure seat is in
The tailgate can be hinged at the top or the bottom
Figure 6
Figure 8
depending on how you release the holding pins. If you
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Operating Your Utility Vehicle
WARNING: This is an off-road utility vehicle and it should not be operated on public highways.
Know and comply with all laws and regulations governing the use of off-highway vehicles in your
area.
IMPORTANT: Before starting the engine read this manual and the Kohler Engine manual thoroughly to understand
all instructions.
4
Operation
WARNING: Do not run an engine in an enclosed area. Move the vehicle to an outside area before
running the engine.
IMPORTANT: Tires are shipped over-inflated. Reduce inflation pressure in all tires to approximately 5 -6 psi.
Check Neutral Safety Switch
4. Pull out the choke knob if engine is cold.
1. Sit in the operator’s seat and place key switch in
STOP position.
5. Turn key to the START position.
2. Engage the parking brake, raise and secure cargo box,
and move lever to the forward position. See Figure 12.
7. If engine does not start, wait a few seconds and
repeat procedures.
6. Release key to the RUN position when engine starts.
8. After engine starts, push in choke knob.
9. Release parking brake.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT run the starter continuously
for more than 5 seconds, otherwise the battery may
discharge quickly.
NOTE: If engine surges after starting while idling or
driving at a low speed, apply choke as needed until
engine has warmed up.
IMPORTANT: Do not operate the engine under full load
until engine has warmed up.
Stopping Engine
1. To stop utility vehicle, release accelerator pedal and depress brake pedal until vehicle comes to a complete
stop.
Figure 12
3. Sit back down in operator’s seat and move key switch
to START position. The engine should NOT crank.
2. Put unit back into neutral.
3. Lock parking brake and turn key switch to STOP
position.
4. Remove the key when not in use.
4. Turn key switch to STOP and move lever to the
reverse position.
WARNING: The vehicle will roll if the
parking brake is not engaged and locked.
5. Sit back down in operator’s seat and move key switch
to START position. The engine should NOT crank.
6. Turn key switch to STOP.
7. Lower and re-latch the cargo box.
8. Keep engine compartment clean and be sure fan or
flywheel screens remains installed and clean.
Starting Engine
Driving Utility Vehicle
1. Make sure front wheels are turned to the desired
direction.
2. Depress brake pedal to release parking brake.
3. To avoid damaging transmission, depress brake
pedal fully and make sure vehicle is completely
stopped before shifting into Forward or Reverse.
WARNING: Do not stop or start suddenly
when going uphill or downhill. Be especially cautious when changing direction
on slopes. Apply brakes when going down
slopes to maintain control of vehicle.
1. Sit in the operator’s seat and place key switch in
STOP position.
2. Lock parking brake.
3. Put into neutral.
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WARNING
This is an off-road
utility vehicle and
it should not be
operated on public
highways. Know
and comply with all
laws and regulations
governing the use of
off-highway vehicles
in your area.
Do not run an engine
in an enclosed area.
Move the vehicle to an
outside area before
running the engine.
Do not stop or start
suddenly when going
uphill or downhill. Be
especially cautious
when changing
direction on slopes.
Apply brakes when
going down slopes
to maintain control of
vehicle.
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Operation
4. Release brake pedal and apply pressure to the
accelerator pedal.
Manual Lift
1. Park the vehicle safely on level ground and set parking
brake.
5. Release accelerator and apply brake pedal evenly
and firmly to slow down or stop.
2. Empty cargo by hand and unlatch cargo box by
pushing down on the cargo latch. See (A) Figure 13.
Engaging Differential Lock
The Differential Lock Switch is located on the left side of
the dash panel. See Figure 13.
1. To engage, stop or slow vehicle speed and pull
knob. The differential will then lock giving continuous power to both rear wheels. While in the pulled
position, the differential lock will remain engaged.
3. While holding the latch down, lift the cargo box (B).
4. Lower and allow bed to re-latch cargo box before
operating unit.
Differential Lock Knob
A
B
WARNING
To avoid transaxle
damage, injury, or
turf damage, go
slow when operating
vehicle with differential lock engaged as
steering response is
noticeably reduced.
To prevent the
possibility of bodily
injury from unintentional lowering of the
cargo box, be sure
vehicle is on a level
and stable surface
and parking brake is
locked before raising
cargo box.
Figure 14
Electric Lift (Optional)
Figure 13
1. Park the vehicle safely and turn key to the RUN
position.
IMPORTANT: Engage the differential when the left and
right side wheels are turning at slightly different speeds.
WARNING: To avoid transaxle damage,
injury, or turf damage, go slow when
operating vehicle with differential lock
engaged as steering response is noticeably
reduced.
Disengaging Differential Lock
2. Raise cargo box by pressing and holding top of electric lift switch. Release switch when box is at desired
dump height or when maximum height is reached.
NOTE: A ratcheting noise will indicate cargo box is at full
extension. The same noise will also be heard when cargo
box is at the full down position. If lift capacity of the power
lift is exceeded, a ratcheting will also be heard.
3. To lower cargo box, push on bottom of electric lift
switch. Turn ignition switch to the STOP position.
1. To disengage the differential lock, simply push the
knob in and the lock will disengage.
Torque must be equal on both axles for differential lock
to release. It is best to slow down and drive straight
ahead at a constant speed when disengaging the
differential.
Raising & Lowering Cargo Box
WARNING: To prevent the possibility of
bodily injury from unintentional lowering
of the cargo box, be sure vehicle is on a
level and stable surface and parking brake
is locked before raising cargo box.
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Towing Loads
Dumping Load
From Cargo Box
WARNING: To help prevent personal
injury due to loss of control or tipping,
always tow a load slowly enough to
maintain control.
1. Back up the vehicle to the dump site and apply
parking brake.
2. Unhook the tailgate from cargo box.
3. If using an electric lift, raise cargo box to dump load
and lower box when empty.
WARNING: The center of gravity changes
as a loaded cargo box is raised. Do not
allow rear wheel to hang over the edge of
a loading dock or ravine. The cargo box
weight may shift over center and vehicle
could tip over backwards.
WARNING: A loaded cargo box can
be very heavy. Do not attempt to dump
a loaded cargo box unless vehicle is
equipped with an electric lift option.
IMPORTANT: If dumping by electric lift, stop immediately if actuator clutch slippage occurs. Lower cargo
box completely and remove excess load by hand before
dumping.
4. Reconnect the tailgate to the cargo box. Do not drive
the vehicle with cargo box in the raised position.
Loading the Cargo Box
WARNING: The utility vehicle may become unstable if the cargo box is loaded
incorrectly. Avoid loose and shifting loads
or uneven loading of material.
1. Verify cargo box is latched before loading.
2. Securely anchor all loads in cargo box and do not
load beyond maximum capacity.
1. Do not tow a load that exceeds 900 lbs.(454.5 kg)
rolling weight (i.e. trailer plus cargo) and never
exceed 100 lbs. (45.5kg) tongue weight.
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Operation
2. Go slow when towing a heavy load. Allow for
increased braking distance. Tow load at a speed
slow enough to maintain control.
3. Do not tow on slopes greater than 5°.
4. Be particularly cautious when towing down even
a gradual slope or turning. The extra weight tends
to push the tow vehicle and may cause you to lose
control (braking and steering ability are reduced;
towed equipment may jack-knife).
IMPORTANT: Extreme angles such as high railroad
crossings can place high bending loads on hitch
connection. If traversing terrain where these conditions
exist, use of a ball or pintle type hitch is recommended.
5. Always use approved hitch and hitch point provided
for the utility vehicle. Do not modify the hitch in any
way.
Transporting Vehicle
IMPORTANT: Never tow the vehicle. Transaxle damage
will occur if vehicle is towed. Haul the vehicle on a
heavy-duty trailer or on a full-size truck.
1. Once the utility vehicle is loaded onto the trailer or
truck, leave transaxle gearshift lever in forward or
reverse.
3. The maximum box capacity is 800 lbs. (362.9 kg).
2. Apply parking brake and turn fuel shut-off valve to
OFF position during transport.
4. When loading objects into vehicle, be sure load is
securely anchored and evenly distributed in cargo
box.
3. Fasten vehicle to trailer or truck with straps, chains,
or cables.
5. Do not load above height of cargo box front panel.
Load could shift forward striking driver or passenger
or cause driver to loose control of vehicle.
WARNING
The center of gravity
changes as a loaded
cargo box is raised.
Do not allow rear
wheel to hang over
the edge of a loading
dock or ravine. The
cargo box weight
may shift over center
and vehicle could tip
over backwards.
A loaded cargo box
can be very heavy.
Do not attempt to
dump a loaded cargo
box unless vehicle
is equipped with an
electric lift option.
The utility vehicle
may become
unstable if the
cargo box is loaded
incorrectly. Avoid
loose and shifting
loads or uneven
loading of material.
6. Avoid loads which exceed physical dimensions of
cargo box.
7. Avoid concentrated loads at rear or side of cargo
box. Be sure load is distributed evenly.
8. Reduce load and ground speed when operating over
rough or hilly terrain. DO NOT overload vehicle. Limit
loads to those that can be safely controlled.
To help prevent
personal injury due
to loss of control or
tipping, always tow a
load slowly enough
to maintain control.
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5
Servicing Your
Utility Vehicle
Clean Battery and Terminals
Lubrication
1. Remove battery from vehicle. Always remove negative
cable first when disconnecting.
Front Axle Lubrication
1. Lubricate one grease fitting on each axle with 2 or 3
shots of grease every 50 hours.
2. Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of
baking soda to one gallon of water.
Engine
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
Read the engine operator’s manual for any service or
maintenance information pertaining to the engine.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire
brush until bright.
Filling Fuel Tank
1. Stop vehicle on a level surface and apply parking brake.
5. Apply petroleum jelly or silicone spray to terminals to
prevent corrosion.
2. Turn the ignition key to the STOP position and
remove the key.
6. Install battery. Always install negative cable last when
connecting.
3. Allow engine to cool several minutes before you add fuel.
Jumping a Battery
WARNING: Do not attempt to jump start a
frozen battery. Warm to 60 degrees F (16
degrees C). Do not smoke near battery
and wear eye protection and gloves when
handling battery.
4. Clean area around fuel cap and remove cap.
See Figure 14.
WARNING
The battery produces
a flammable and
explosive gas. Do not
smoke near battery.
Wear eye protection
and gloves when
handling the battery.
Do not allow direct
metal contact across
battery posts.
The battery is sealed
and is maintenancefree. Acid levels
cannot be checked
and fluid can not
be added.
Do not attempt to
jump start a frozen
battery. Warm to
60 degrees F (16
degrees C). Do
not smoke near
battery and wear eye
protection and
gloves when
handling battery.
Charge battery in a
well ventilated area
and keep away from
an open flame or pilot
light as on a water
heater, space heater,
furnace, clothes
dryer or other gas
appliances.
1. Connect positive (+) jumper cable to booster battery
positive (+) post (A). See Figure 15.
2. Connect the other end of positive (+) jumper cable to
the disabled vehicle battery positive (+) post (B).
Jumper Cables
D
B
A
C
Figure 14
Disabled Battery
5. Fill tank with fresh, unleaded, regular grade fuel only
to bottom of filler neck. Use a minimum of 87 octane.
6. After refueling, make sure tank cap is closed securely.
Booster Battery
Figure 15
3. Connect negative (-) jumper cable to booster battery
negative (-) post (C).
Battery
WARNING: The battery produces a
flammable and explosive gas. Do not smoke
near battery. Wear eye protection and gloves
when handling the battery. Do not allow
direct metal contact across battery posts.
The battery is sealed and is maintenancefree. Acid levels cannot be checked and
fluid can not be added.
IMPORTANT: If removing the battery for any reason,
disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it’s
terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire.
When re-installing the battery, always connect the
POSITIVE (Red) wire to its terminal first, followed by the
NEGATIVE (Black) wire. Be certain that the wires are
connected to the correct terminals; reversing them could
change the polarity and cause damage to your engine’s
alternating system.
4. Connect the other end (D) of negative (-) jumper cable
to a metal part of the disabled machine frame away
from battery.
5. Start the engine of the disabled machine and run
machine for several minutes.
6. Carefully disconnect the jumper cables in the exact
reverse order: negative cable first and then the
positive cable.
Charging
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WARNING: Charge battery in a well
ventilated area and keep away from an open
flame or pilot light as on a water heater,
space heater, furnace, clothes dryer or
other gas appliances.
If the vehicle has not been put into use for an extended
NOTE: For high loads 8-10 psi is recommended for all
period of time, charge the battery with an automotive type tires. The recommended tire pressure while using the
12-volt charger for a minimum of one hour at six amps.
snow plow option is 8-12 psi in the front tires.
Wheel Replacement
Replacing Headlights
WARNING: Using an unstable lifting
device and vehicle support may result in
bodily injury. Use a safe lifting device and
supports to work on raised vehicle.
The headlights are held in place by a rubber seal around
the perimeter of the headlight which creates a snug fit
onto the fender. See Figure 16.
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Servicing Your
Utility Vehicle
Rear Wheels
1. Stop the vehicle on a level surface and apply parking
brake.
2. Turn the ignition key to the STOP position and
remove the key.
3. Loosen but do not remove the five lug nuts from the
axle hub. See Figure 17.
WARNING
Explosive separation
of tire and rim parts
is possible when
they are serviced
incorrectly. Do not
stand in front or
over tire assembly
when inflating.
Figure 16
1. Remove the headlight by pulling it out of the fender.
2. Disconnect headlight from wire connector.
3. Reattach the wire connector to new headlight and
push the headlight into opening in fender.
Replacing Warning Lights
1. Raise hood to get access to under the dash panel.
2. Remove the appropriate bulb socket and replace bulb.
3. Reattach socket and lower hood. Secure hood to fender.
Fuses
Figure 17
4. Raise rear of vehicle with a safe lifting device and
place support stands under vehicle.
5. Remove the five lug nuts and rear wheel. Place new
wheel on the axle hub and secure with nuts.
1. Unlatch and lift hood forward to get access to under
the dash panel.
6. Tighten nuts diagonally until snug.
2. Remove the appropriate electrical fuse and replace
with proper amperage fuse. (See schematic under
hood)
8. Finish tightening the nuts to 55-60 lb-ft using a
torque wrench.
3. Reattach socket and lower hood. Secure hood to
dash.
Tire Pressure
WARNING: Explosive separation of tire
and rim parts is possible when they are
serviced incorrectly. Do not stand in front
or over tire assembly when inflating.
The recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 5-7 psi for all tires. Overinflating above
recommended tire pressure can reduce the life of the tire.
Check tire pressure before driving the vehicle.
7. Remove support stands and lower vehicle.
Front Wheels
1. Stop the vehicle on a level surface and apply parking
brake.
2. Turn the ignition key to the STOP position and
remove the key.
3. Remove plastic dust cap.
4. Loosen 3/4” hex head screw.
5. Raise front of vehicle with a safe lifting device and
place support stands under vehicle.
6. Remove screw and front wheel. Place new wheel on
front axle hub and secure with screw and Loctite 242.
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Using an unstable
lifting device and
vehicle support may
result in bodily
injury. Use a safe
lifting device and
supports to work on
raised vehicle.
5
5. Check O-ring on drain plug and replace if missing or
in poor condition.
6. Install and tighten drain plug.
IMPORTANT: Dirt and debris in oil may cause damage
to transaxle. Clean area around opening before removing
oil cap.
Servicing Your
Utility Vehicle
7. Remove oil cap and add approximately 22 oz of 80-90
Weight Oil.
8. Install oil cap, and lower and latch cargo box.
Drive Belt
WARNING
The fluid for your
transmission has been
specially formulated
to ensure the safe
and proper operation
of your vehicle.
When changing the
transmission fluid
replace it with 80-90
Weight Oil. Failure to
use 80-90 Weight Oil
may result in a failure
of the drive system
which could result in
property damage or
personal injury. Do
not substitute.
Fingers or loose
clothing can get
caught in rotating
parts. Stop engine
and wait for all
moving parts to stop
before servicing.
WARNING: Fingers or loose clothing can
get caught in rotating parts. Stop engine
and wait for all moving parts to stop before
servicing.
1. Park vehicle on level surface and apply parking brake.
Figure 18
7. Remove support stands and lower vehicle.
2. Raise and secure cargo box, if manual lift.
8. Finish tightening the screw to 80-85 lb-ft using a
torque wrench.
3. Rotate and inspect belt for wear or damage.
IMPORTANT: Overtightening front wheel can result in
bearing damage.
Changing Transaxle Oil
WARNING: The fluid for your transmission has been specially formulated to
ensure the safe and proper operation
of your vehicle. When changing the
transmission fluid replace it with 80-90
Weight Oil. Failure to use 80-90 Weight Oil
may result in a failure of the drive system
which could result in property damage or
personal injury. Do not substitute.
4. Measure width of belt on top surface. The width
should be a minimum of 1.1” (27 mm).
5. Replace belt if worn beyond limit.
To replace belt:
1. Route belt over drive clutch pulley (front pulley).
2. Route belt from drive clutch (rear pulley).
See Figure 20.
1. Park vehicle on level surface and apply parking brake.
2. Allow transmission sufficient time to cool before
attempting any maintenance or repairs.
3. Raise and secure cargo box, if manual lift.
4. Access drain plug through slot on underside of
machine and remove plug. See Figure 19.
Oil Cap
Clutch Pulley
(Rear)
Drive Pulley
(Front)
Drain
Plug
Figure 20
3. Install new belt by routing over drive pulley (front pulley) and then over the drive clutch pulley (rear pulley).
Figure 19
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Adjusting Brake
To adjust the brakes:
1. Stop the vehicle on a level surface.
2. Turn the ignition key to the STOP position and remove
the key.
Brake Switch
Actuator Bolts
3. Make sure the parking brake is released and the
vehicle is in neutral.
4. Unlatch and move hood forward.
5. Check to see if the equalizer bracket is in a horizontal
position. If not, loosen the jam nut and tighten or
loosen brake adjustment nut until satisfactory brake
performance is obtained and equalizer is level. See
Figure 21.
Figure 22
Adjusting Throttle Pedal
Brake
Cable Nuts
Jam Nut
Servicing Your
Utility Vehicle
Brake Switch
Actuator
Equalizer
Bracket
Brake
Adjustment Nut
5
The throttle pedal assembly can be adjusted for comfort
slightly higher or lower by lining up the holes of the
lower pedal assembly with either the upper two or lower
two holes of the upper pedal assembly. See Figure 23.
WARNING
Failure to tighten jam
nut against brake
adjustment nut may
cause complete loss
of brakes.
DO NOT use a
pressure washer.
Damage may occur
if direct hose spray
comes in contact with
intake openings, or
any other electrical
components, i.e. at
instrument cluster or
under dash.
Jam Nuts
Figure 21
6. Tighten jam nut up against brake adjustment nut.
WARNING: Failure to tighten jam nut
against brake adjustment nut may cause
complete loss of brakes.
IMPORTANT: If gear selector buttons fail to work after
making brake adjustment, adjust brake switch actuator
Figure 23
upwards. If it is found that the gear selector buttons operate before the vehicle comes to a complete stop, adjust
Cleaning
brake switch actuator downwards. To adjust, loosen brake
The
body
panels
are
scratch and impact resistant
switch actuator bolts, then move the actuator up or down
automotive
quality
ABS
plastic. The use of standard car
accordingly. See Figure 22.
wash soap and non-abrasive car wax is acceptable for
7. Cautiously complete the testing on level ground by
cleaning the body panels. Avoid any abrasive cleaner
operating the machine and applying brakes in a
or rubbing compounds for these will damage the body
normal manner.
panels. Dry thoroughly to avoid water spots.
8. Repeat the adjustment procedure if necessary.
WARNING: DO NOT use a pressure
washer. Damage may occur if direct hose
spray comes in contact with intake openings, or any other electrical components,
i.e. at instrument cluster or under dash.
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Service Chart
Before
Each
Use
First
10 Hours
Check Transaxle Oil


Check Drive Belt
Grease Front Steering Spindle
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Accessories
INFORMATION
For parts or
accessories, contact
your local Cub Cadet
dealer. To locate the
dealer nearest you
call 877-282-8684
or log onto
www.cubcadet.com
Every
500 Hrs
or 2 years
*
Tighten Wheel Bolts
Check Interlock Switch System
Every
100 Hours

Change Transaxle Oil
For information
regarding engine
service, see the
separate Engine
Owner’s Manual
included with
your unit.
Every
50 Hours



Replace Interlock Switch

* Change at the first 50 hours then again at 500 hours.
DESCRIPTION
Horn
Rear Electric Outlet
Front/Rear Hitch
Front Brush Guard
Floor Mat
Front Receiver (Requires Hitch)
Canopy W/ 4 Post Frame
72” Snow Blade (Requires 115 Bracket)
225 Lb. Spreader (Requires 130 Bracket)
Cart (20 Cubic Ft.) (Requires 103 Hitch)
Rubber Scraper For 72” Snow Blade
Cab Enclosure (Requires 108 Canopy)
Snow Blade Mounting Bracket
Heavy Duty Alternator
Windshield
Electric Bed Lift (Requires 127 Kit)
Bed Lift Adapter Kit
Universal Spreader Mounting Bracket
MODEL NO.
39A-101-100
39A-102-100
39A-103-100
39A-104-100
39A-105-100
39A-106-100
39A-108-100
39A-109-100
39A-110-100
39A-112-100
39A-113-100
39B-114-100
39A-115-100
39A-116-100
39A-125-100
39A-126-100
39A-127-100
39A-130-100
NOTE: Some of these accessories may come already equipped on your vehicle. If they are not equipped, they may
be ordered through your local Cub Cadet service dealer.
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Engine/Electrical
Dimensions
Make
18HP*** Kohler Command Pro
V-Twin OHV
Length/Width
109.5”/62.0”
Tread Center
50.25”
Type\Cylinders
4 Cycle Gas/2 Cylinders
Height (Overall)
41.0”
Displacement
38.0 cu. in. (624cc)
Wheelbase
77.0”
Maximum Torque
32.8 lb/ft @ 2200 RPM
1,076 lb.
Ignition
Transistor Controlled
Weight
(Incl. Fuel & Fluids)
Lubrication
Full Pressure
1,300 RPM (idle) / 3,950 RPM (fast)
Ground Clearance
(Under Transaxle**)
6.5”
Speed (No Load)
Cooling System
Air
10.5”
Air Cleaner
Replaceable, dual element
Ground Clearance
(Under Foot Platform)
Battery
30 Amp/Hr,
365 Cold Cranking Amps
Turn Clearance Circle
21.0 ft.
Bed
51-3/4” x 39-3/4” x 9-1/2”
Alternator
12 Volt-15 Amp Regulated
Headlights
Two, 37.5 Watt Halogen
Wiring
Automotive-Style Fused Control System
Suspension
Front - Fully Independent A-Arms
with Coil Over Shocks
®
Operation
Brake Type
7” Self-Adjusting Drum (Rear Only)
Parking Brake Foot Operated
Steering
Rear - Semi Independent Leaf
Springs w/ Hydraulic Shocks
Rack & Pinion
Fuel System
Capacity
5.7 Gallons
Low Fuel Indicator Dash-mounted Indicator Lights
Transmission
Type
Continuously Variable (CVT)
Differential Lock
Engage/Disengage Knob
on dash
Drive Chain
Capacity
Volume - Cargo Box
11.3 cu. ft.
N/A
Cargo Box Capacity
800 lbs.
Ground Speed
0-21 mph
Seating-Capacity/Type 2 / Professional High Back
Trans axle
Fully Enclosed, Oil Bath
Towing Capacity
1,200 lbs.
Gear Selection
Push Button on Dash
Payload Capacity*
1,200 lbs.
Ground Pressure
(Max.)
Overall Reduction Ratio Low 56.98:1 / High 12.72:1
Rear Axle Housing
Welded Steel
w/ 200 lb. Operator Only 8.4 psi
Fully Loaded Vehicle
Features
10.3 psi
Rear Hitch
Optional
Cargo Box
Dual Cup Holders
Standard
Material
14-Gauge Steel
Additional Storage
Glove Box and
Under Seat Toolbox
Attachment
Rubber Isolated
Power Port
12V, Dash Mounted
Tires
Front Bumper
Standard
Optional Turf or Trail
Front Brush Guard
Optional-(Front bumper req.)
Turf Front 22.5” x 10” x 8”
Electric Bed Lift
Optional
Turf Rear 25” x 12” x 9”
Rubber Floor Mats
Standard
Trail Front 22” x 11” x 10”
Horn
Optional
Trail Rear 25” x 11” x 10”
*Includes 200 lb. operator, 200 lb. passenger, and maximum bed capacity.
** Clearance may vary with tire selection.
***As rated by engine manufacturer.
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Specifications
INFORMATION
For parts or
accessories, contact
your local Cub Cadet
dealer. To locate the
dealer nearest you
call 877-282-8684
or log onto
www.cubcadet.com
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ELECTRONIC
SHIFT MODULE
ELECTRONIC SHIFT MODULE – FAULT CODE LIST
If your unit does not shift properly, the ESM will let you know there is a problem using the following table of fault
codes. Once you select a gear, the instrument panel will illuminate a gear light, or a combination of gear lights.
These lights can be used to determine if the vehicle shifted properly, or if there is a shifting issue. The letter on the
far left represents the gear the vehicle was in prior to shifting:
To determine the failure mode, it is necessary to remember the original state of the transmission gear, the gear that
was selected, and the state of the indicator lights.
Fault Code List
WARNING
If the vehicle is shut
off under a fault
condition, before
the vehicle will start
again the Neutral
Sensor must function
properly AND the
vehicle will have to be
manually shifted into
“NEUTRAL”.
R
Gear Selected
Light Code
Fault Code
F
Gear Selected
Light Code
Fault Code
N
Gear Selected
Light Code
Fault Code
N
None
N
FN*
2
N
None
N
RN*
1
F
FNR*
4
RF*
3
F
FNR*
4
R
R
None
F
None
R
None
RF*
3
F
RN*
1
F
None
FN*
2
* - Indicates the lights will flash for 5 seconds and an audible tone will sound. During that time a shift will not be
allowed by the ESM. Once the lights stop flashing the ESM will allow for shifting.
Example – The vehicle was in reverse (look at row starting with “R”). The gear selected was forward (look at “F”
in “Gear Selected” row). The “Light Code” flashed on the instrument panel is “RF”, which corresponds with “Fault
code 3”. Looking up “code 3” in the “Fault Codes Defined” section will list the potential problems. If the solution is not
obvious, contact your dealer for service.
Terms and Definitions
ESM – Electronic Shift Module
•
Neutral Sensor – in the neutral position the sensor is normally closed (NC).
•
Shifting Wedge – this is a wedge shaped mechanical part that actuates the Neutral Sensor depending on
the gear selected. The void portion of the wedge is neutral.
•
Closed Circuit Failure – the Neutral Sensor will stay in the NC, neutral state when engaged in forward/re
verse. This will occur if the shifting wedge is not contacting the Neutral Sensor properly.
•
Open Circuit Failure – the Neutral Sensor will stay in the NO, non-neutral state even when it passes
through the void in the shifting wedge. This will occur if the ball actuator of the sensor is stuck inside the
sensor housing or if the wires leading to the sensor are cut/disconnected.
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FAULT CODES DEFINED
Code 1: “REVERSE” and “NEUTRAL” lights flash
Action A - Vehicle is in “FORWARD” and operator attempts a shift to “NEUTRAL”
•
This lets the operator know the vehicle was supposed to go to neutral, but probably ended up in reverse.
The vacuum actuator probably shifted the transmission into reverse because the signal to stop at neutral
was not present. However, it may not have shifted out of forward if there was mechanical binding, or loss of
vacuum.
Action B – Vehicle is in “NEUTRAL” and operator attempts a shift to “REVERSE”
•
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ELECTRONIC
SHIFT MODULE
Fault Code List
This lets the operator know the vehicle was supposed to go to reverse and it probably did, but it was not
verified because the Neutral Sensor never opened (due to mechanical binding or a damaged sensor).
Code 2: “FORWARD” and “NEUTRAL” lights flash
Action C - Vehicle is in “REVERSE” and operator shifts to “NEUTRAL”
•
This lets the operator know the vehicle was supposed to go to neutral, but probably ended up in forward.
The vacuum actuator probably shifted the transmission into forward because the signal to stop at neutral
was not present. However, it may not have shifted out of reverse if there was mechanical binding, or loss of
vacuum.
Action D – Vehicle is in “NEUTRAL” and operator attempts a shift to “FORWARD”
•
This lets the operator know the vehicle was supposed to go to forward and it probably did, but it was not
verified because the Neutral Sensor never opened (due to mechanical binding or a damaged sensor).
Code 3: “FORWARD” and “REVERSE” lights flash
Action E - Vehicle is in “FWD” or “REV” and the operator shifts to the opposite direction
•
This lets the operator know the vehicle was supposed to shift to the opposite direction and it probably
did, but the module was not able to verify. This may have occurred because the neutral sensor is dam
aged, there is mechanical binding, or a loss of vacuum.
Code 4: “FORWARD” and “NEUTRAL” and “REVERSE” lights flash
Action F - Vehicle is in “FWD/NEU” or “REV/NEU” and the operator shifts to “NEUTRAL”
•
If the operator experiences a fault relative to not finding neutral (“fwd/neu” or “rev/neu”) and then tries a
second time to shift to neutral, all lights will flash. This is a warning to shut off the vehicle, manually shift to
neutral, and restart the vehicle in a known gear (neutral).
WARNING: If the vehicle is shut off under a fault condition, before the vehicle will start again the
Neutral Sensor must function properly AND
the vehicle will have to be manually shifted
into “NEUTRAL”.
To manually shift the vehicle into “NEUTRAL”, proceed as
follows:
•
With the vehicle shut off, apply the parking brake.
•
Raise and secure cargo box, if manual lift.
•
Place shift lever into the neutral position. See
Figure 18.
•
Lower and latch cargo box.
Figure 18
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WARNING
If the vehicle is shut
off under a fault
condition, before
the vehicle will start
again the Neutral
Sensor must function
properly AND the
vehicle will have to be
manually shifted into
“NEUTRAL”.
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Problem
Engine will not start
Battery has low voltage.
Loose or corroded battery connections.
Fuse is blown.
Spark plug wire is loose or disconnected.
Faulty spark plug or coil.
Fuel shut-off valve turned off.
No Fuel or improper fuel.
Plugged fuel filter.
Defective starter solenoid.
Open-circuit in wiring.
Engine is hard
to start
Engine is cold.
Plugged fuel filter.
Carburetor not adjusted properly or dirty.
Engine oil viscosity too heavy.
Spark plug is fouled.
Faulty spark plug or wire.
Loose or corroded electrical connections.
Stale or improper fuel.
Choke not being used or adjusted incorrectly.
Engine misses
under load
Faulty spark plug.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Plugged fuel filter.
Faulty coil or wire.
Engine vapor locks
Poor quality fuel or methanol.
Very hot weather conditions.
Fuel tank vent plugged.
Dirt in fuel filter.
Engine runs unevenly
Loose electrical connections.
Choke or throttle cable sticking.
Fuel line or fuel filter plugged.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Improper fuel.
Air cleaner element plugged.
Carburetor not adjusted correctly.
Spark plug is fouled.
Engine overheats
Air cleaner element missing or plugged.
Carburetor air intake tube plugged.
Engine oil low.
Engine operated too long at slow engine speed.
Uneven cut
Air cleaner element missing or plugged.
Carburetor air intake tube plugged.
Engine oil low.
Engine operated too long at slow engine speed.
Engine knocks
Low engine speed.
Stale or low octane fuel.
Engine overloaded.
Trouble
Shooting
For repairs beyond
minor adjustments
or corrections,
contact your nearest
Cub Cadet service
dealer or call
1-877-282-8684.
If you would like
to order a Service
Manual, please
call the Publications
Department at
800-800-7310,
and order
Form# 770-0909G.
Possible Cause(s)
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Problem
Possible Cause(s)
Engine loses power
Engine overheating
Too much oil in engine
Faulty spark plug
Fuel supply being restricted
Fuel filter plugged
Fuel line pinched or kinked
Fuel pump output not adjusted to specification.
Improper fuel
Air cleaner element plugged
Starter does not work
Loose or corroded connections.
Low battery output
Sulfate or worn-out battery.
Faulty starter.
Starter crank slowly
Low battery output.
Sulfated or worn-out battery.
Engine oil too heavy.
Loose or corroded connections.
Entire electrical system
does not work
Blown fuse.
Loose or corroded connections.
Sulfated or worn-out battery.
Dead Battery
Shorted starter solenoid.
Key switch not turned to STOP position.
Sulfated or worn-out battery.
Battery light comes on
when engine is running
Low engine speed.
Faulty voltage regulator.
Faulty battery.
Faulty alternator
Grounded wire in circuit.
Indicator lights do not
come on when key
switch is in START
position
Faulty bulb.
Faulty wiring.
Faulty sensor.
Battery will not take a
charge
Dead battery.
Loose or corroded connections.
Sulfated or worn-out battery.
Fluid level low.
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Trouble
Shooting
For repairs beyond
minor adjustments
or corrections,
contact your nearest
Cub Cadet service
dealer or call
1-877-282-8684.
If you would like
to order a Service
Manual, please
call the Publications
Department at
800-800-7310,
and order
Form# 770-0909G.
CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
(COMMERCIAL USE)
The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET LLC
(“CUB CADET”) with respect to new merchandise purchased and
used in the United States, its possessions and territories.
CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of one (1) year for commercial users,
commencing on the date of original purchase and will, at its option,
repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in
material or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only apply if
this product has been operated and maintained in accordance with
the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and has not been
subject to misuse, abuse, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water or damage because of other
peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or
use of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by Cub Cadet
for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your
warranty as to any resulting damage.
Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows:
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty with 100%
replacement during the first three months. After three months, the
battery replacement credit is based on the months remaining in the
twelve (12) month period dating back to the original date of sale. Any
replacement battery will be warranted only for the remainder of the
original warranty period.
All belts are covered by a one (1) year limited warranty against
defects in material and workmanship.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, THROUGH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED CUB
CADET DEALER. To locate the dealer in your area, please check for
a listing in the Yellow Pages or contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box
361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-877-282-8684, or log on
to our Web site at www.cubcadet.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
cases:
The engine or component parts thereof. These items may carry a
separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, tune-ups, or
adjustments such as brake adjustments, or clutch adjustments; and
normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure.
Normal wear parts or components, including batteries, belts, seats
and tires.
CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States of America, its possessions
and territories, except those sold through CUB CADET’S authorized
channels of export distribution.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the applicable
period of express written warranty above. No other express warranty
or guaranty, whether written or oral, except as mentioned above,
given by any person or entity, including the dealer, with respect to
any product shall bind CUB CADET. During the period of the Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product
as set forth above. (Some states do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to
you.)
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. CUB CADET shall not be
liable for incidental or consequential loss or damages including,
without limitation, to any claim for loss of profits, loss of savings
or revenue, loss of the use of the equipment or any associated
equipment, facilities or service, downtime, the claims or costs of
third parties including customers, and injury to property, and further
including expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care
services, for transportation or for related expenses, or for rental
expenses to temporarily replace a warranted product. (Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.)
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount
of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of the safety
features of the product shall void this Warranty. You assume the
risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property
and/or to others and their property arising out of the use or misuse
or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or original lessee.
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This limited warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain warranty coverage.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND,OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its
possessions and territories.
“Cub Cadet” warrants this product against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of
original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge,
any part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained
in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and
has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident,
improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage
because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by
Cub Cadet for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void
your warranty as to any resulting damage.
Normal wear parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of purchase.
Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items such as: batteries,
belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow
thrower skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH PROOF
OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service dealer. To locate
the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages, or contact Cub Cadet
LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-877-2828684, or log on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items may carry a
separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable manufacturer’s
warranty for terms and conditions.
b. Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate one year
warranty.
c. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments, deck
adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use
or exposure.
e. Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
f. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
g. Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the applicable
period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity, including a dealer
or retailer, with respect to any product, shall bind Cub Cadet. During
the period of the warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Cub Cadet shall not be liable
for incidental or consequential loss or damage including, without
limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care
services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted
product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the
purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of the
product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability for
loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others and their
property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original
purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain
warranty coverage.
d. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported
outside of the United States, its possessions and territories, except
those sold through Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684