Ariens 1332 Specifications

Pro Unit
Owner/Operator Manual
Models
988100 - GR1336FX
988101 - GR1536FX
988102 - GR1548FX
988103 - GR1548FL
988104 - GE1748FL
988110 - GR1332FX
988112 - GR1544FX
988114 - GR1336FXP
988115 - GR1548FXP
988118 - GR1332FXP
988119 - GR1544FXP
988313 - GR1332FXPCE
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
ESPAÑOL
04941300C 3/04
Supersedes 04941300, A,B
Printed in USA
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ISSUED BY THE MANUFACTURER – DÉCLARATION DE
CONFORMITÉ CE ÉMISE PAR LE FABRICANT – EU-ÜBEREINSTIMMUNGSERKLÄRUNG DES
655 West Ryan Street
HERSTELLERS – VERKLARING VAN OVEREENSTEMMING VOOR DE EU, AFGEGEVEN DOOR
P.O. Box 157
DE FABRIKANT – EF OVERENSSTEMMELSESERKLÆRING UDSTEDT AF FABRIKANTEN –
Brillion, Wisconsin 54110-0157 DICHIARAZIONE DI CONFORMITÀ CE RILASCIATA DAL PRODUTTORE – DECLARACIÓN DE
CONFORMIDAD CE EMITIDA POR EL FABRICANTE – EF-SAMSVARSERKLÆRING FRA
USA
PRODUSENTEN – EG-DEKLARATIONEN OM ÖVERENSSTÄMMELSE UTFÄRDAD AV
Telephone (920) 756-2141
TILLVERKAREN – VALMISTAJAN ANTAMA EY-VAATIMUSTENMUKAISUUSVAKUUTUS –
DEKLARACJA ZGODNOŚCI Z PRZEPISAMI EC WYDANA PRZEZ PRODUCENTA –
Facsimile (920) 756-2407
DECLARAÇÃO DE CONFORMIDADE CE EMITIDA PELO FABRICANTE –
Ariens Company
We the undersigned, ARIENS COMPANY, certify that: Nous, soussignés ARIENS COMPANY, certifions que : Der Unterzeichnete,
ARIENS COMPANY, bescheinigt, dass: Wij, de ondergetekenden, ARIENS COMPANY, verklaren dat: Undertegnede, ARIENS
COMPANY, attesterer, at: La sottoscritta società ARIENS COMPANY certifica che: Nosotros, los abajo firmantes, ARIENS
COMPANY, certificamos que: Undertegnede, ARIENS COMPANY, bekrefter at: Undertecknad, ARIENS COMPANY, intygar att:
Allekirjoittanut, ARIENS COMPANY, vakuuttaa, että: My, niżej podpisani, ARIENS COMPANY, oświadczamy, że: Nós, abaixo
assinados, certificamos em nome da ARIENS COMPANY, que:
Type: Type : Typ: Type: Walk Behind Lawn Mower – Tondeuse à gazon autotractée – Handgeführter Rasenmäher –
Type: Tipo: Tipo: Type: Duwgrasmaaier – Selvkørende plæneklipper – Tosaerba semovente – Cortacésped de empuje
Typ: Tyyppi: Typ: Tipo: manual – Gressklipper – Självgående gräsklippare – Käsinohjailtava ruohonleikkuri – Kosiarka
trawnikowa – Cortador de Relva Convencional –
Trade Name: Appellation commerciale : Handelsbezeichnung: Handelsnaam:
Firmanavn: Nome commerciale: Nombre comercial: Handelsnavn: Handelsbeteckning:
Gravely
Kauppanimi: Nazwa handlowa: Nome da Marca:
Model: Modèle : Modell: Model: Model: Modello: Modelo: Modell: Modell: Malli:
988313
Model: Modelo:
Cutting Width: Largeur de coupe : Schnittbreite: Maaibreedte: Klippebredde:
80.6 cm
Larghezza di taglio: Ancho de corte: Klippebredde: Klippbredd: Leikkuuleveys:
Szerokość cięcia: Largura de corte:
Conforms to: Est conforme à : Mit den Anforderungen der folgenden Richtlinien übereinstimmt: Voldoet aan: Er i overensstemmelse med: È
conforme a: Cumple con: Er i samsvar med: Överensstämmer med: Täyttää seuraavat vaatimukset: Jest zgodny z: De acordo com:
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC;
2000/14/EC Conformity Assessment Annex VI. Annexe VI de l'évaluation de conformité. Konformitätsbewertung, Anhang VI. Bijlage VI
voor beoordeling van overeenstemming. Vurdering af overensstemmelse Anneks VI. Annesso VI della valutazione di conformità. Anexo
VI de la evaluación de la conformidad. Samsvarsvurdering etter vedlegg VI. Bedömning av överensstämmelse Bilaga VI.
Vaatimustenmukaisuuden arviointi, liite VI. Dodatek VI, Ocena zgodności. Anexo VI da Avaliação de Conformidade.
Representative Measured Sound Power Level (Lwa) – Niveau de puissance
acoustique représentatif mesuré (Lwa) – Repräsentativer gemessener
Geräuschpegel (Lwa) – Representatief gemeten geluidsniveau (Lwa) –
Repræsentativt, målt støjeffektniveau (Lwa) – Livello di potenza sonora
rappresentativo rilevato (Lwa) – Nivel de potencia acústica representativo
medido (Lwa) – Representativt målt lydeffektnivå (Lwa) – Representativ uppmätt
ljudnivå (Lwa) – Tyypillinen mitattu äänitehotaso (Lwa) – Zmierzony
reprezentatywny poziom mocy akustycznej (Lwa) – Nível de Potência de Som
Medido Representativo (Lwa)
988313
Guaranteed Sound Power Level (Lwa) – Niveau de puissance acoustique
garanti (Lwa) – Garantierter Geräuschpegel (Lwa) – Gegarandeerd
geluidsniveau (Lwa) – Garanteret støjeffektniveau (Lwa) – Livello di potenza
sonora garantito (Lwa) – Nivel de potencia acústica garantizado (Lwa) –
Garantert lydeffektnivå (Lwa) – Garanterad uppmätt ljudnivå (Lwa) – Taattu
äänitehotaso (Lwa) – Gwarantowany reprezentatywny poziom mocy
akustycznej (Lwa) – Nível de Potência de Som Garantido (Lwa) –
99 dBA
Notified Body – Organisme notifié – Zertifizierungsstelle –
Aangemelde instantie – Bemyndiget organ – Organismo
notificato – Organismo notificado – Teknisk kontrollorgan –
Anmält organ – Ilmoitettu laitos – Organ zaświadczający –
Organismo Certificador –
988313
SNCH
11, Route de Luxembourg
L-5230 Sandweiler
2
100 dBA
11/24/2003
Philip J. Smucker:
Quality and Conformance Manager (Keeper of Technical File)
Responsable de la qualité et de la conformité des produits
(Dépositaire de la fiche technique) Manager Qualitätssicherung
und Konformität (Archivar der technischen Akte) Kwaliteits- en
normalisatiemanager (Beheerder van technische bestand) Chef
for kvalitet og overensstemmelse (Indehaver af tekniske data)
Responsabile della qualità e della conformità del prodotto
(Depositario del file tecnico) Gerente de calidad y conformidad
(Depositario del archivo técnico) Kvalitet- og samsvarsansvarlig
(innehaver av teknisk fil) Chef för kvalitet och
produktöverensstämmelse (Innehavare av tekniska data)
Laadusta ja vaatimustenmukaisuudesta vastaava johtaja
(Teknisen tiedoston haltija) Kierownik do spraw jakości i
zgodności (Przechowujący Dokumentację Techniczną) Gestor
de Qualidade e Conformidade (Zelador de Arquivos Técnicos)
Ariens Company
Brillion, WI 54110-0157 USA
Signature Signature Unterschrift
Handtekening Underskrift Firma
Firma Signatur Namnteckning
Allekirjoitus Podpis Assinatura
Date Date Datum
Datum Dato Data
Fecha Dato Datum
Päiväys Data Data
CE, melu ja tärinä – CE Dźwięku i Wibracji – Som e
Vibração CE – (Ref. EN836-2001)
CE Sound and Vibration – Bruits et vibrations CE –
CE Geräusch- und Vibrationswerte – CE Geluid en
trilling – CE støj og vibration – Livello sonoro e
vibrazioni CE – Sonido y vibración CE – CE-lyd og
-vibrasjon – CE ljudnivå och vibrationer –
Model: Modèle : Modell: Model: Model: Modello: Modelo: Modell: Modell: Malli: Model:
Modelo:
Oper. Ear Sound Pressure (Lpa) in dBA – Pression acoustique aux oreilles de l’opérateur (Lpa) en
dBA – Geräuschpegel am Ohr des Bedieners (Lpa) in dBA – Geluidsdruk bij het oor van de gebruiker
(Lpa) in dBA – Strøjtryk ved brugerens øre (Lpa) målt i dBA – Pressione sonora all’orecchio
dell’operatore (Lpa) in dBA – Presión de sonido en el oído (Lpa) in dBA – Lydtrykk ved førerens øre
(Lpa) inn dBA – Ljudeffekt vid förarens öron (Lpa) i dBA – Kuljettajan korvaan kohdistuva äänenpaine
(Lpa), dBA – Robocze ciśnienie akustyczne na uchu (Lpa) w decybelachA – Oper. Pressão do Som
no Ouvido (Lpa) em dBA –
Vibration Measure (m/sec2) at Operator Mesure des vibrations (m/s2) au niveau de l’opérateur
Vibration (m/s2) an des Bedieners Gemeten trilling bij (m/sec2) Vibrationsmålinger (m/s2) ved
brugerens Vibrazioni percepite dall’operatore (m/sec2) Medida de vibración (m/seg2) en el operador
Vibrasjonsmåling (m/s2) ved førerens Vibrationsmått (m/s2) vid förarens Tärinä (m/s2) kuljettajan
Pomiar wibracji (m/sec2) u operatora Medida de Vibração (m/seg.2) no Operador
Hands – Mains – Hände – De handen van de gebruiker – Hænder – Mani – Manos – Hender –
Händer – Käsissä – Ręce – Mãos –
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Controls and Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Service Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
INTRODUCTION
THE MANUAL
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Before operation of unit, carefully and completely read your
manuals. The contents will provide you with an
understanding of safety instructions and controls during
normal operation and maintenance.
The Gravely dealer must register the product at the time of
purchase. Registering the product will help the company
process warranty claims or contact you with the latest
service information. All claims meeting requirements during
the limited warranty period will be honored, whether or not
the product registration card is returned. Keep a proof of
purchase if you do not register your unit.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are given from
operator standing in operation position and facing the
direction of forward travel.
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
Transfer
model & serial
number label
from product
registration
here.
When ordering replacement parts or
making service inquiries, know the Model
and Serial numbers of your unit and
engine.
Numbers are located on the product
registration form in the unit literature
package. They are printed on a serial
number label, located on the frame of
your unit.
Serial
Number
Label
Customer Note: If the Dealer does not register your
product, please fill out, sign and return the product
registration card to Gravely or go to www.gravely.com on the
internet.
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use only Gravely replacement parts. The replacement of
any part on this vehicle with anything other than a Gravely
authorized replacement part may adversely affect the
performance, durability, or safety of this unit and may void
the warranty. Gravely disclaims liability for any claims or
damages, whether warranty, property damage, personal
injury or death arising out of the use of unauthorized
replacement parts. To locate your nearest Gravely Dealer,
call 1-800-472-8359 or go to www.gravely.com on the
internet.
DISCLAIMER
Figure 1
•
OG1400
Record Engine Model and Serial numbers here.
Gravely reserves the right to discontinue, make changes to,
and add improvements upon its products at any time without
public notice or obligation.The descriptions and
specifications contained in this manual were in effect at
printing. Equipment described within this manual may be
optional. Some illustrations may not be applicable to your
unit.
DEALER DELIVERY
Dealer should:
1. Check all controls for proper function.
2. Check the safety interlock system to make sure that it
is functioning properly. (See Check Safety Interlock
System on page 10.)
3. Fill out Original Purchaser Registration Card and
return the card to Gravely.
4. Explain Limited Warranty Policy.
GB-4
© Copyright 2003 Ariens Company
5. Explain recommended lubrication and maintenance.
Advise customer on adjustments.
6. Instruct customer on controls and operation of unit.
Discuss and emphasize the Safety Precautions. Give
customer Owner/Operator, Parts, and Engine
Manuals. Advise customer to thoroughly read and
understand them.
SAFETY
NOTATIONS
WARNING: This cutting machine is capable
of amputating hands and feet and throwing
objects. Failure to observe the safety
instructions in the manuals and on decals
could result in serious injury or death.
NOTE: General reference information for proper operation
and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or information required to
prevent damage to unit or attachment.
Slopes are a major factor related to
loss-of-control and tip-over accidents.
Operation on all slopes requires extra
caution.
PRACTICES AND LAWS
Practice usual and customary safe working precautions, for
the benefit of yourself and others. Understand and follow all
safety messages. Be alert to unsafe conditions and the
possibility of minor, moderate, or serious injury or death.
Learn applicable rules and laws in your area, including those
that may restrict the age of the operator.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is
not alert to the presence of children. Never
assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive, handle with care.
REQUIRED OPERATOR TRAINING
Original purchaser of this unit was instructed by the seller on
safe and proper operation. If unit is to be used by someone
other than original purchaser; loaned, rented or sold,
ALWAYS provide this manual and any needed safety
training before operation.
Disengage attachment, stop unit and engine,
remove key, engage parking brake, and allow
moving parts to stop before leaving
operator’s position.
SAFETY ALERTS
SAFETY DECALS AND LOCATIONS
Look for these symbols to point out important
safety precautions. They mean:
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety Decals. Refer
to figures below for Safety Decal locations.
Attention!
1
Personal Safety Is Involved!
Become Alert!
Obey The Message!
The safety alert symbols above and signal words below are
used on decals and in this manual.
2
Read and understand all safety messages.
4
DANGER: IMMINENTLY HAZARDOUS
SITUATION! If not avoided, WILL RESULT
in death or serious injury.
2
WARNING: POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
SITUATION! If not avoided, COULD
RESULT in death or serious injury.
3
Figure 2
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
SITUATION! If not avoided, MAY RESULT in
minor or moderate injury. It may also be
used to alert against unsafe practices.
GB - 5
OG1491
1
OL0910
2
Always stand clear of discharge area. DO NOT
direct discharge toward other people. Remove
objects that could be thrown by the blade. DO
NOT operate mower over gravel and hard
surfaces.
Keep people and pets away when operating
unit. Keep children out of the work area and
under the watchful care of a responsible adult.
4
OL4370
Shut off engine, remove key, read manual
before you unplug, adjust or repair unit.
2
OL4010
NO STEP! Always keep feet away from
rotating parts.
3
Figure 3
OG1497
1. Danger! To avoid serious injury or death
OL4420
3. Warning!
Read the operator’s manual.
Always stand clear of discharge.
OL1801
OL0910
Keep children and others away from unit
while operating.
DO NOT operate mower unless guards are in
operating position or bagger is attached.
OL4370
OL3320
Never direct discharge toward other people.
Thrown objects can cause injury.
4. Danger!
Stay clear of rotating parts.
OL0910
•
Keep safety devices (guards, shields, switches, etc.)
in place and working.
OL5100
•
Check interlock system per manual before use.
•
Never allow operation by untrained persons.
SAFETY RULES
•
When parking on a slope always chock or block the
wheels.
•
Disengage PTO, stop unit and engine, set parking
brake and remove key before making any
inspections, repairs, etc.
Read, understand and follow all safety practices in
Owner/Operator Manual before beginning assembly. Failure
to follow instructions could result in personal injury and/or
damage to unit.
2. Danger! Rotating Blades
ROTATING BLADE! Keep hands and feet
away.
ALWAYS remove key (if equipped) and disconnect wire from
spark plug before assembly. Unintentional engine start up
can cause death or serious injury.
Complete a walk around inspection of unit and work area to
understand:
•
Work area
•
Your unit
•
All safety decals
OL3030
ALWAYS check overhead and side clearances carefully
before operation.
GB-6
Keep children and people away.
Thrown objects can cause injury and property damage. DO
NOT point discharge at anyone or discharge directly onto
paved or gravel surfaces.
Keep children out of work area and under watchful care of a
responsible adult.
Always stand clear of the discharge area when operating
this unit.
Keep area of operation clear of all toys, pets, and debris.
Thrown objects can cause injury.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before starting. Understand:
ALWAYS be aware of traffic when operating along streets or
curbs.
Check for weak spots on docks, ramps or floors. Avoid
uneven work areas and rough terrain.
•
How to operate all controls
•
The functions of all controls
ALWAYS be sure of your footing. Keep a firm hold on
handlebar. Walk, NEVER run.
•
How to STOP in an Emergency
•
Braking and steering characteristics
DO NOT operate on wet grass.
•
Turning radius and clearance
Dust, smoke, fog, etc. can reduce vision and cause an
accident. Operate unit only when there is good visibility and
light.
Read the entire Owner/Operator manual and other training
material. If the operator or the mechanic cannot read the
manual, it is the owner’s responsibility to explain it to them.
Only the user can prevent and is responsible for accidents or
injuries occurring to themselves, other people or property.
•
Only trained adults may operate or service unit
•
Training includes actual operation
NEVER modify or remove safety devices.
ALWAYS keep discharge cover or complete grass catcher in
place and in proper working condition.
Check steering control operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
Safety Interlock System must function properly. DO NOT
operate unit if operator presence control is damaged or
disabled.
NEVER allow children to operate or play on or near unit.
Be alert and shut off unit if children enter area.
Never carry passengers.
NEVER operate unit after or during the use of medication,
drugs or alcohol. Safe operation requires your complete and
unimpaired attention at all times.
NEVER allow anyone to operate this unit when their
alertness or coordination is impaired.
Wear adequate safety gear, protective gloves and footwear.
NEVER wear open sandals or canvas shoes during
operation.
If you strike an object, or if equipment vibrates abnormally,
stop engine at once, disengage PTO, wait for all moving
parts to stop, and remove key. Check for any damage or
loose parts. Repair before restart.
Before starting engine: disengage PTO and place unit in
neutral.
DO NOT operate at too fast a rate. DO NOT change engine
governor settings or over-speed engine. Slow down and turn
corners slowly.
Disengage PTO when attachment is not in use. DO NOT
raise deck with blades running. ALWAYS turn off power to
attachment when travelling, crossing driveways, etc.
Protect eyes, face and head from objects that may be
thrown from unit. Wear appropriate hearing protection.
Avoid uneven and rough terrain. DO NOT operate near
drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. Unit can suddenly turn
over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an
edge caves in.
Sharp edges can cut. Moving parts can cut off fingers or a
hand. Wrap blade(s), wear sturdy gloves and use extreme
caution when servicing. On multi-blade mowers, rotation of
one blade will cause all blades to rotate.
DO NOT try to stabilize unit by putting foot on ground when
operating with applicable riding attachments.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from all rotating parts
during operation. Rotating parts can cut off body parts.
ALWAYS keep hands away from all pinch points.
DO NOT touch unit parts which might be hot from operation.
Allow parts to cool before attempting to maintain, adjust or
service.
NEVER place your hands or any part of your body or
clothing inside or near any moving part while unit is running.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry. Tie back hair that
may get caught in rotating parts.
ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards, and panels in
good repair, in place and securely fastened.
When engine is running and speed control lever is forward,
holding only one steering lever will cause unit to circle
around one drive wheel.
Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees or
other objects that may obscure view.
ALWAYS disengage PTO, stop unit and engine, remove key
and allow moving parts to stop before clearing clogs or
cleaning unit.
Keep children and people away from unit during operation.
Never leave a running unit unattended. ALWAYS shut off
engine before leaving unit.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury or death.
ALWAYS remove key to prevent unauthorized use.
DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area. Always provide
good ventilation.
GB - 7
Reverse connections may result in sparks which can cause
serious injury. Always connect positive (+) lead of charger to
positive (+) terminal, and negative (-) lead to negative (-)
terminal.
DO NOT operate in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
ALWAYS backup slowly. ALWAYS look down and behind,
before and while backing.
DO NOT operate on steep slopes. DO NOT operate on
slopes of more than 10°. Operate across the face of slopes,
not up and down.
Turf conditions can affect the unit’s stability.
ALWAYS disconnect negative (-) cable FIRST and positive
(+) cable SECOND. ALWAYS connect positive (+) cable
FIRST, and negative (-) cable SECOND.
Keep all movement on slopes slow and gradual. DO NOT
make sudden changes in speed or direction. Use a slow
speed to avoid stopping or shifting on slopes. Avoid starting
or stopping on a slope.
Explosive Gases from battery can cause death or serious
injury. Poisonous battery fluid contains sulfuric acid and its
contact with skin, eyes or clothing can cause severe
chemical burns.
DO NOT park unit on a slope unless absolutely necessary.
When parking on a slope always chock or block wheels.
No flames, No sparks, No smoking near battery.
Use extra care when loading or unloading unit onto trailer or
truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle. NEVER secure
from rods or linkages that could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is running.
Keep unit free of grass, leaves, or other debris. Clean up oil
or fuel spills.
This product is equipped with an internal combustion engine.
DO NOT use on or near any unimproved, forest covered or
brush covered land unless the exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable local, state or
federal laws. A spark arrester, if used, must be maintained in
effective working order by the operator.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are explosive.
Handle with care. Use an approved fuel container.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up spilled fuel.
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.
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.
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.
DO NOT TIP battery beyond a 45° angle in any direction.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain
lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
Reverse connections may cause sparks which may result in
injury. ALWAYS connect/disconnect cables in proper order.
Poisonous battery fluid contains sulfuric acid and its contact
with skin, eyes, or clothing can cause severe burns.
Explosive Gases! No flames, No sparks, No smoking near
battery.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective gear near
battery.
ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of children.
No smoking, No sparks, No flames. ALWAYS allow engine to
cool before servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running or hot from
operation.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective gear near
battery. Use insulated tools.
Before making any inspections, repairs, etc.: disengage
PTO, stop unit and engine, remove key, allow moving parts
to stop.
Allow hot parts to cool.
ALWAYS block wheels, engage parking brake and know all
jack stands are strong, secure and will hold weight of unit
during maintenance.
An extension spring, when extended, stores energy and can
be dangerous. Always use tools specifically designed for
installing or removing an extension spring. Always compress
or extend springs slowly.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating condition. Damaged
or worn out muffler can cause fire or explosion.
Keep hardware, especially blade attachment bolts, tight.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
For unit storage or extended storage:
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
NEVER store fuel inside where there is an open flame, such
as a water heater.
Avoid Electric Shock. Objects contacting both battery
terminals at the same time may result in injury and unit
damage. DO NOT reverse battery connections.
•
NEVER store with fuel in fuel tank, inside a building
where any ignition sources are present.
•
Allow engine to cool completely.
Use only attachments or accessories designed for your unit
and that can be used safely on your terrain.
Check attachment components frequently for wear, damage
or deterioration. Replace with manufacturer’s recommended
parts for safety.
GB-8
To reduce fire hazard and overheating, keep equipment free
of grass, leaves, debris or excessive lubricants.
Use extra care with grass catchers and other attachments.
These can change the stability of the unit. Use only
approved hitch points.
ALWAYS be aware of attachments when turning. ALWAYS
allow adequate clearance between attachments, personnel,
and other objects.
ASSEMBLY
5. Check engine oil level. See engine manual.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
6. Add clean fuel to the fuel tank. See engine manual for
type and grade.
7. Check for loose hardware.
8. Be sure that safety interlock system operates correctly.
See Check Safety Interlock System on page 10.
1. Remove the unit from shipping container.
2. Adjust tire pressure to 8 to 16 psi (55 to 110 kPa).
9. Be sure that unit tracks straight.
3. Service and connect battery. See Charge Battery on
page 21.
Unit must not pull sharply to the left or right when the
steering levers are released. See Adjusting the Unit to
Track Straight on page 17.
4. Check the adjustments outlined in Service &
Adjustments.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
1. Shift Lever
9
4
4
6
14
18
2. Steering Lever Latches (988100, 101, 102, 103, 104,
110, 112)
10
7
17
11
3. Steering Levers (988100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110,
112)
20
4. Control Levers (988114,115, 118, 119, 313)
7
12
5. Throttle Lever (988101, 102, 103, 104, 112, 115, 119)
6. Throttle-Choke Lever (988100, 114, 110, 118, 313)
7. Ignition Switch
1
8. PTO Switch
12
1
OG1765
8
OG1730
9. Operator Presence Controls
19
10. Fuel Cap
16
2
9
13
2
9
11. Recoil Starter Handle
10
14
12. Traction Belt Guard
11
13. Choke Control (988101, 102, 103, 104, 112, 115, 119)
3
14. Hour Meter
15. Oil Light (988104)
1
12
16. Battery (988104)
12
8
5
15
17. Muffler Guard (988313)
OG0742
7
18. Pivot Bar (988114,115, 118, 119, 313)
16
19
OG1720
19. Mower Lift Lock
20. Control Stop Lock Lever (988114,115, 118, 119, 313)
Figure 4
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OPERATION
The blades MUST stop whenever the operator removes both
hands from controls while the PTO is engaged. To test:
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
1. Start engine and engage PTO.
2. Release operator presence control lever(s). Blades
must stop.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See Figure 4 for controls and features locations.
NOTE: All motion must stop whenever operator releases
control levers.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
Operator Presence Control (988100, 101, 102, 103,
104, 110, 112)
The operator presence control lever must be depressed to
operate the PTO or traction drive. When the shift lever or
PTO is engaged, releasing the operator presence control
lever stops the engine.
DANGER: SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
FAILURE and improper operation of unit can
result in death or serious injury. ALWAYS know
the safety interlock system is operating
properly. See Check Safety Interlock System on
page 10 for testing instructions.
Operator Presence Control
(988114, 115, 118, 119, 313)
The operator presence control levers must be depressed to
operate the PTO. When the PTO is engaged, releasing the
operator presence control levers stops the mower blades.
Check Safety Interlock System
Test the safety interlock system at each operation. If the
system does not function properly, do not operate the unit
until repairs are made.
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Operate only when
operator presence control is functioning
correctly. See Check Safety Interlock System on
page 10 for testing instructions.
The engine will only start with the PTO disengaged. Pistol
grip models must have the shift lever in neutral for engine to
start.
988100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 112
Steering Levers (988100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110,
112)
Engine must not start unless PTO is disengaged and the
shift lever is in neutral. To test:
1. With engine off, engage PTO.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. When the engine is
running and the shift lever is engaged, releasing
only one steering latch causes the unit to circle
around one drive wheel.
2. Turn electric start model ignition switch to Start. Engine
must not crank.
Turn recoil start model ignition switch to On. Pull recoil
start handle. Engine must not start.
ALWAYS hold both steering levers in the neutral
position when releasing the steering lever
latches.
ALWAYS release levers slowly.
3. Disengage PTO.
The engine MUST stop whenever the operator removes
both hands from controls while the PTO or transmission is
engaged. To test:
The steering levers are used to steer, operate in forward and
reverse, and stop the unit. When held in neutral, the brakes
are engaged.
1. Start engine and engage PTO.
2. Release operator presence control lever(s). Engine
must stop.
Steering Lever Latches (988100, 101, 102, 103, 104,
110, 112)
3. Disengage PTO.
The steering lever latches hold the steering levers in neutral
and apply the brakes.
4. Restart engine.
5. Place shift lever in Forward.
6. Release operator presence control lever. Engine must
stop.
988114, 115, 118, 119, 313
Blades must not rotate unless the operator presence control
levers and PTO are engaged. To Test:
1. With engine on, release operator presence controls
and engage PTO.
2. Blades must not rotate.
3. Disengage PTO.
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Control Levers (988114, 115, 118, 119, 313)
Shift Lever
The shift lever sets the direction and speed of the unit.
R = reverse
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. When the engine is
running and the shift lever is engaged, moving
only one lever causes the unit to circle around
one drive wheel.
N = neutral
1 = the slowest forward speed
5 = the fastest forward speed.
ALWAYS move levers slowly.
The control levers are used to steer, operate in forward and
reverse, and stop the unit. Push forward to move forward.
Shift into reverse and pull up on the lower control levers to
move in reverse. When held in neutral, the brakes are
engaged.
Ignition Switch (988104)
1
2
3
OF1210
Operate the ignition switch with the removable
key. The switch has three positions: Off (1), On
(2) and Start (3). To start the engine, turn the
key to Start, then release to On. To stop the
engine, turn the key to Off.
OG1040
PTO Clutch (988100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 112)
1
Ignition Switch (988100, 101, 102, 103, 110, 112,
114, 115, 118, 119, 313)
OF1212
2
Operate the ignition switch with the removable
key. The switch uses two positions: Off (1) and
On (2). To start the engine, turn the key to On
(2) and pull the recoil handle. To stop the
engine, turn the key to Off (1).
Pull the PTO (power take off) switch On (1) to
engage the mower blades. Push the PTO
switch Off (2) to disengage the mower
blades.
OE0260
PTO Clutch (988114, 115, 118, 119, 313)
Throttle Lever
(988101, 102, 103, 104, 112, 115, 119)
1
1
The throttle lever changes the speed of the
engine. Move the throttle lever to Fast (1) to
increase engine speed. Move the lever to Slow
(2) to decrease engine speed.
2
3
OE0261
Pull the PTO (power take off) switch past On (1) to Reset (2)
to engage the mower blades. Push the PTO switch Off (3) to
disengage the mower blades.
2
OG1180
Throttle/Choke Lever (988100, 110, 114, 118, 313)
1
2
The Throttle/Choke lever changes the speed of
the engine and chokes the engine for cold starts.
Place the lever in Choke (1) to start a cold engine.
Move the lever to Fast (2) to increase engine
speed. Move the lever to Slow (3) to decrease
engine speed.
NOTE: Pull PTO switch to Reset (2) to engage mower
blades after operator presence control has been released.
Parking Brake (988114, 115, 118, 119, 313)
3
The pivot bar can hold the tractor in
position when not in use.
To engage brake, loosen pivot bar
(1).
1
OG1061
Choke Control
(988101, 102, 103, 104, 112, 115, 119)
2
Use the choke control to start a cold engine. Pull
the control out to choke the engine. Push the
control in when the engine gets warm.
OG1190
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Pull pivot bar back against the
steering levers and lock in position
(2).
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
Recoil Starter Handle
Pull the recoil starter handle to start the engine.
Before Each Use
Hour Meter
OG0620
Check each item in Each Use in the Maintenance Schedule.
Electric Start: The hour meter measures the
number of hours that the key is in the run
position and operator presence control is
engaged.
Recoil Start: The hour meter measures the number of hours
the engine has been run.
NOTE: On 988100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 112 the engine
will not start unless the shift lever is in neutral and the
Power Take Off (PTO) is Off. On 988114, 115, 118, 119, 313
the engine will not start unless the Power Take Off (PTO) is
off.
Recoil Start (988100, 101, 102, 103, 110, 112)
Oil Pressure Light (988104)
OG0600
1. Lock the steering lever latches in neutral.
The red light near this symbol comes on when
the engine is running and engine oil pressure is
low. Check oil level and add if necessary. See
Engine Manual.
2. Put the shift lever in neutral.
3. Move PTO switch to Off.
4. Set throttle to the proper starting position. If the engine
is cold, choke the engine.
5. Turn ignition switch to On.
FILL FUEL TANK
6. Grasp recoil starter handle and pull rope out slowly
until it pulls harder. This is the compression stroke.
WARNING: Fuel is highly flammable and its
vapors are explosive. Handle with care. Use an
approved fuel container.
7. Let the rope rewind slowly.
8. Pull rope with rapid continuous full arm stroke to start
engine. Allow rope to rewind slowly.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames. ALWAYS
allow engine to cool before servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running or
hot from operation.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up spilled
fuel.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let starter handle snap against
engine.
9. Repeat until engine starts. (If engine does not start,
refer to Engine Manual.)
10. After engine starts, adjust choke as needed. Allow
engine to warm and run smoothly before operating
unit.
Add fuel to the fuel tank as needed. See engine manual for
type and grade of fuel.
Recoil Start (988114, 115, 118, 119, 313)
1. Engage the parking brake.
To add fuel to the fuel tank:
1. Put the unit in an open area.
2. Bring control levers to neutral.
2. Stop the engine.
3. Put the shift lever in neutral.
3. Allow engine to cool.
4. Move PTO switch to Off.
4. Clean the fuel cap and the area around the fuel cap to
prevent dirt from entering the fuel tank.
5. Set throttle to the proper starting position. If the engine
is cold, choke the engine.
5. Remove the cap from the fuel tank.
6. Turn ignition switch to On.
6. Fill the fuel tank. Be careful not to spill.
7. Grasp recoil starter handle and pull rope out slowly
until it pulls harder. This is the compression stroke.
7. Install the cap on the fuel tank and tighten.
8. Let the rope rewind slowly.
8. Clean up any spilled fuel before starting the engine.
9. Pull rope with rapid continuous full arm stroke to start
engine. Allow rope to rewind slowly.
TO STOP IN AN EMERGENCY
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let starter handle snap against
engine.
1. Release operator presence control(s).
2. Turn the ignition key Off.
10. Repeat until engine starts. (If engine does not start,
refer to Engine Manual.)
3. Allow engine to stop completely.
4. Lock steering levers in neutral (988100, 101, 102, 103,
104, 110, 112).
11. After engine starts, adjust choke as needed. Allow
engine to warm and run smoothly before operating
unit.
Electric Start (988104)
To start the engine:
1. Lock the steering lever latches in neutral.
2. Put the shift lever in neutral.
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3. Move PTO switch to Off.
6. Put the ignition key in the switch and turn it to Start.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. When the engine
is running and the shift lever is engaged,
releasing only one steering latch causes the
unit to circle around one drive wheel.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT operate starter motor more than 15
seconds per minute, as overheating and damage can occur.
If engine will not start, refer to Troubleshooting or Engine
Manual.
ALWAYS hold both steering levers in the neutral
position when releasing the steering lever
latches.
ALWAYS release levers slowly.
4. If the engine is cold, choke the engine.
5. Move the throttle to Fast.
7. When the engine starts, release the key to Run
position.
•
8. After engine starts, adjust choke as needed. Allow
engine to warm and run smoothly before operating
unit.
To move straight forward; slowly release both steering
levers to the full outward position.
Shut Off
1. Lock steering levers in neutral (988100, 101, 102, 103,
104, 110, 112).
OG1410
•
Bring control levers to neutral (988114, 115, 118, 119,
313).
To stop unit in neutral, hold levers in the neutral
position.
2. Move the throttle lever to Slow.
3. Put the shift lever in neutral.
OG1420
4. Turn the ignition key Off.
•
5. Allow engine to stop completely.
To lock unit in neutral, engage both steering latches.
TO OPERATE UNIT
Operate the unit only in the operator’s position directly
behind the handlebars.
OG1430
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. When the engine
is running and the speed control lever is
engaged, holding only one steering lever in
neutral causes the unit to circle sharply around
one drive wheel.
•
To turn to the left, pull the left hand lever up.
988100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 112
OG1440
•
To shift unit:
1. Stop unit movement by pulling both steering levers all
the way up.
To turn to the right, pull the right hand lever up.
2. You can move the shift lever one of two ways:
•
•
Continue to hold up both steering levers and use your
knee to move the shift lever to the desired position.
OG1450
To move in reverse:
Lock both steering levers. Move the shift lever to the
desired position. Hold the steering levers up as you
unlock them.
1. Place steering levers in neutral.
2. Engage steering lever latches.
3. Release both steering levers slowly.
3. Engage the operator presence control and move shift
lever to Reverse.
To operate:
4. Hold steering levers in neutral and release latches.
1. Start the engine (See Starting and Shut Off on
page 12).
5. Release steering levers slowly.
2. Move the throttle lever to the Fast position.
3. Engage the operator presence control and move shift
lever to desired direction and speed.
WARNING: Uncontrolled reverse travel can
result in serious injury.
4. Hold steering levers in neutral and release steering
latch levers.
Do not put shift lever into the reverse position
unless you are prepared to operate in reverse.
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•
To mow:
1. Lock steering levers in neutral.
To stop unit motion, allow control levers to return to
neutral.
2. Put the shift lever in neutral.
3. Move the throttle lever to the fast position.
4. Engage the operator presence control lever.
5. Move the PTO switch to On to engage mower.
OG1610
IMPORTANT: NEVER engage the PTO if the mower is
plugged with grass or other material. This will damage the
PTO belt.
•
To turn to the left, push the right hand control lever
forward.
6. Move the shift lever to set a slow ground speed.
7. Hold steering levers in neutral and release latches.
8. Release steering levers slowly.
When you know how to operate the unit, select a speed
appropriate to your mowing conditions.
OG1630
To stop mowing:
1. Lock the steering levers in neutral.
•
2. Keep one hand on the operator presence control and
move the shift lever to the neutral position.
To turn to the right, push the left hand control lever
forward.
3. Move the throttle lever to 1/2 speed.
4. Turn off PTO switch.
988114, 115, 118, 119, 313
OG1640
To shift unit:
1. Stop unit movement by bringing control levers to
neutral.
To move in reverse:
1. Allow control levers to return to neutral.
2. Move shift lever to Reverse.
2. With control levers in neutral, use your knee or hand to
move the shift lever to the desired position.
3. Pull up slowly on the lower control levers.
3. Push both control levers forward slowly to move in
selected direction.
To operate:
1. Start the engine (See Starting and Shut Off on
page 12).
2. Move the throttle lever to the Fast position.
OG1660
3. Move shift lever to desired direction and speed.
WARNING: Uncontrolled reverse travel can
result in serious injury.
4. Engage operator presence control.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. When the engine
is running and the shift lever is engaged, using
one steering control lever causes the unit to
circle around one drive wheel.
Do not put shift lever into the reverse position
unless you are prepared to operate in reverse.
To mow:
1. Move the shift lever to set a slow ground speed.
ALWAYS hold both steering levers when
operating unit and move levers slowly.
•
2. Move the throttle lever to the fast position.
To move straight forward, slowly push control levers
forward.
3. Engage operator presence control(s).
NOTE: Operator presence control must remain engaged.
4. Move the PTO switch to On to engage mower.
IMPORTANT: NEVER engage the PTO if the mower is
plugged with grass or other material. This will damage the
PTO belt.
5. Push control levers forward slowly.
OG1600
When you know how to operate the unit, select a speed
appropriate to your mowing conditions.
GB-14
To stop mowing:
1. Allow control levers to return to neutral.
Floating Deck Cutting Heights
2. Move the throttle lever to 1/2 speed.
3. Turn off PTO switch.
4. Move shift lever to the neutral position.
CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Fixed Decks (988100, 101, 102, 110, 112, 114, 115,
118, 119, 313)
1. Shut off the unit. See Shut Off on page 13 and "To stop
mowing."
2. Lift deck by handle until mower lock pins can be pulled
out of holes.
3. Turn latches slightly so they can’t snap back into place.
4. Set deck to desired cutting height (Figure 5).
5. Place mower lock pins into desired hole.
Figure 6
OG1385
LAWN STRIPER ADJUSTMENT (44", and
48" decks; optional on 32" and 36" decks)
The striper drags behind the deck and shapes grass as you
mow.
IMPORTANT: Make sure lock pins are fully engaged.
6. Repeat adjustment for other side of deck.
Adjust the striper to match cutting height.
Short grass (deck low): mount from bottom holes.
Fixed Deck Cutting Heights
Tall grass (deck high): mount from top holes.
PARKING
988100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 112
1. Shut off the unit. See Shut Off on page 13 and "To stop
mowing."
2. Remove the key.
3. Lock both steering lever latches in neutral to engage
the brakes.
4. Chock or block the wheels if parked on a slope.
Figure 5
988114, 115, 118, 119, 313
OG1380
1. Shut off the unit. See Shut Off on page 13 and "To stop
mowing."
Floating Decks (988103, 104)
1. Shut off the unit. See Shut Off on page 13 and "To stop
mowing."
2. Remove the key.
3. Lock pivot bar against control levers.
2. Lift deck by handle until hair pins can be removed from
height adjustment rods.
3. Set deck to desired cutting height (Figure 6).
4. Chock or block the wheels if parked on a slope.
TO PUSH UNIT BY HAND
4. Insert hair pins into appropriate holes on height
adjusting rods.
988100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 112
5. Repeat adjustment for other side of deck.
NOTE: It may be necessary to adjust cutting height in steps
to keep deck from binding.
To move the unit without the engine running:
1. Put the shift lever in neutral.
2. Hold steering levers in neutral and disengage latches.
Release steering levers. The brake is disengaged
when the steering levers are released.
3. Push unit to desired location.
IMPORTANT: Towing the unit will damage transmission.
988114, 115, 118, 119, 313
To move the unit without the engine running:
1. Put the shift lever in neutral.
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2. Push the control levers all the way forward to release
the brakes.
On pistol grip models, lock both steering lever latches in
neutral to engage the brakes.
3. Push unit to desired location.
On pro-steer models, put the control levers in neutral to
engage the brakes and then the lock pivot bar against
control levers.
IMPORTANT: Towing the unit will damage the transmission.
TO TRANSPORT UNIT
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key and drain fuel when
transporting unit on a truck or trailer. Use extra care when
loading or unloading unit.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle. NEVER secure
from rods or linkages that could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is running.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Period
Service
Check Safety Interlock System
Every 50
Hours
Every 100
Hours
WARNING: Safety interlock system failure and improper operation of unit
can result in death or serious injury. Test this system each time the unit is
operated. If this system does not function as described, do not operate until
repairs are made. See Check Safety Interlock System on page 10.
Check Air Cleaner
Check the air cleaner element before each use. See engine manual for
detailed instructions.
Check Engine Oil
Check the engine oil level before each use. Never operate the engine when
the oil level is low. See engine manual for detailed instructions.
Check Engine Cooling
Check the engine air cooling system before each use. See engine manual for
detailed instructions.
Check Fasteners
Check all nuts, bolts, and other fasteners before each use. Replace missing
or damaged fasteners.
Check Tire Pressure
Check tires for proper inflation, excessive wear or damage before each use.
The correct air pressure is 8 to 16 psi (55 to 110 kPa).
Follow Engine Manual
Maintenance Schedule
Perform scheduled engine maintenance. See engine manual for detailed
instructions.
Each Use
Every 25
Hours
Task
Check Battery
Keep battery and its terminals clean. See Battery (988104) on page 20.
Check All Belts
Check all belts for wear or damage. If belts slip, check for damaged belt
tensioner.
Mower Blades
Check mower blades for wear. Sharpen or replace as needed. See Mower
Blades on page 22.
Clean Air Cleaner Foam
Element
See engine manual for detailed instructions.
General Lubrication
Oil all pivot points and pin connections. Grease lube fittings. See General
Lubrication on page 17.
Change Engine Oil*
Open the petcock to drain oil through oil drain hole on the left side of engine.
See engine manual for additional instructions.
Check Fuel Filter
See engine manual for detailed instructions.
Check Spark Plug
See engine manual for detailed instructions.
Check Muffler
Check muffler for damage or wear. Replace if necessary.
Clean Air Cleaner Paper
Element
See engine manual for detailed instructions.
* Change oil after first 8 hours of operation and every 100
hours thereafter.
GB-16
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
If unit turns to the left:
1. Reduce the air pressure in the right tire.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
2. Increase the air pressure in the left tire.
3. Check for brake binding on left wheel and adjust as
needed.
GENERAL LUBRICATION
Apply a small amount of oil to the pivot points as required for
smooth operation (Figure 7).
Check Reverse Tracking
Apply high quality lithium based grease to all lube fittings
every 50 hours of operation.
WARNING: Uncontrolled reverse travel can
result in serious injury.
NOTE: The mower spindle assembly is maintenance free.
Do not put shift lever into the reverse position
unless you are prepared to operate in reverse.
2
1. Adjust forward tracking (See Check Forward Tracking
on page 17).
2. Move shift lever into Reverse and slowly pull up on the
lower control levers.
3. Note which direction, if any, the unit pulls.
1
4. Stop unit and engine.
5. Adjust tracking if needed.
If unit turns to the right:
1. Reduce the air pressure in the left tire.
OG1485
2. Increase the air pressure in the right tire.
2
3. Check reverse tracking and adjust as needed.
1. Half Shafts
2. Wheel Bearings
If unit turns to the left:
1. Reduce the air pressure in the right tire.
Figure 7
2. Increase the air pressure in the left tire.
3. Check reverse tracking and adjust as needed.
ADJUSTING THE UNIT TO TRACK STRAIGHT
ADJUST STEERING LEVERS
Check Forward Tracking
For each lever:
1. Start engine and run unit at full throttle.
1. Turn off the engine, remove the key and allow unit to
cool.
2. Shift into a forward gear and slowly release both
steering levers to the full outward position (988100,
101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 112).
2. Release steering or control levers (Figure 8).
Shift into a forward gear and slowly push both control
levers against the pivot bar (988114, 115, 118, 119,
313).
3. Note which direction, if any, the unit pulls.
4. Stop unit and engine.
5. Adjust tracking if needed.
Try each of the following steps until the unit tracks straight. It
may not be necessary to perform all the steps.
3. Shift transmission into neutral. Operate steering or
control lever several times. Do not move unit.
4. Remove hair pin and clevis pin from the clevis on the
steering control rod.
5. 988100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 112: Adjust the clevis
on the steering control rod until the gap between the
ends of the steering lever and handlebar grip is 2-1/2
to 3 in. (6.35-7.6 cm).
988114, 115, 118, 119, 313: Set pivot bar all the way
forward, and then adjust the clevis on the steering
control rod until the gap between the ends of the
control lever and pivot bar is 2-1/2 to 3 in. (6.35 7.6 cm).
If unit turns to the right:
1. Reduce the air pressure in the left tire.
2. Increase the air pressure in the right tire.
3. Check for brake binding on right wheel and adjust as
needed.
6. Reinstall the clevis pin and hair pin.
7. Repeat for other steering lever.
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Wing Nut
5
2-1/2 - 3"
(6.35 - 7.6 cm) 4
Brake Rod
1
3
2
Brake Band
Note: Some components removed
for clarity.
Figure 9
2-1/2 - 3"
(6.35 - 7.6 cm)
OG1350
7
REPLACE TRACTION BELTS
6
1. Turn off the engine, remove the key and allow unit to
cool.
2. Release the steering levers (988100, 101, 102, 103,
104, 110, 112).
8
3. Raise the rear of the unit so that the drive wheels are
off the ground.
OG0752
1.
2.
3.
4.
Hair Pin
Clevis Pin
Clevis
Steering Lever
5.
6.
7.
8.
Steering Control Rod
Pivot Bar
Control Lever
Control Stop Lock
Lever
4. Remove traction belt guard.
5. Remove clutch idler pulley spring (Figure 10).
Figure 8
ADJUST BRAKES
NOTE: The traction belt must disengage as the brake starts
to engage.
1. Turn off the engine, remove the key and allow unit to
cool.
2. If brakes do not disengage fully when traction belt is
engaged, the brakes are too tight. Loosen the wing nut
(Figure 9).
3. If brakes do not engage fully when traction belt is
disengaged, the brakes are too loose. Tighten the wing
nut.
4. Start engine and test in low gear for proper brake
engagement.
GB-18
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. An extension
spring, when extended, stores energy and
can be dangerous. Always use tools
specifically designed for installing or
removing an extension spring. Always
compress or extend springs slowly.
6. Remove hair pin and clevis pin holding steering control
rod to wheel clutch arm weldment.
ADJUST SHIFT LEVER LINKAGE
Note: 988100 Shown.
The transmission shift lever is attached to the transmission
shift arm with two 5/16-18 bolts
(Figure 11).
988114, 115, 118, 119, 313
Similar.
1
2
2
3
4
5
1
6
3
7
8
OG1230
OG0751
1.
2.
3.
4.
Handlebar
Steering Lever
Steering Control Rod
Wheel Clutch Arm
Weldment
5. Brake Rod
6. Transmission Shaft
Pulley
7. Traction Belt
8. Drive Wheel
1. Transmission
2. Shift Lever
3. 5/16-18 Bolts
Figure 11
To adjust:
1. Stop the engine. Remove ignition key. Put PTO lever in
the "OFF" position. Put the shift lever in neutral.
Figure 10
7. While slowly turning the drive wheel, work the traction
belt off the transmission shaft pulley and drive wheel.
2. Loosen two 5/16-18 bolts in shift lever.
3. Center shift lever vertically in forward slot, just touching
the reverse stop (Figure 12).
8. Install new traction belt.
9. Connect steering control rod to wheel clutch arm
weldment with clevis pin and hair pin.
Reverse Stop
10. Replace clutch idler pulley spring.
11. Replace traction belt guard.
12. Lower the unit.
13. Check steering lever adjustment. See Adjust Steering
Levers on page 17.
Center in Slot
OG1240
Shift Lever
Figure 12
4. Tighten bolts securely.
NOTE: You should not be able to shift into reverse without
pushing down on the shift lever.
REPLACE TRANSMISSION BELT
1. Stop the engine. Remove ignition key. Put PTO lever in
the "OFF" position. Put the shift lever in neutral.
2. Remove mower drive belt from mower clutch sheave.
Refer to Belt Replacement for your deck.
3. Remove transmission belt idler spring
(Figure 13).
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To adjust:
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. An extension
spring, when extended, stores energy and
can be dangerous. Always use tools
specifically designed for installing or
removing an extension spring. Always
compress or extend springs slowly.
1. If necessary, loosen gap adjustment nuts until a .005"
feeler gauge fits between armature and rotor.
2. Slide a .012" feeler gauge between armature and rotor.
3. Tighten gap adjustment nut until there is slight contact
on feeler gauge.
4. Repeat steps 1 – 3 at each inspection slot.
4. Loosen one and remove one front engine bolt. Save
the hardware.
NOTE: Adjust air gap as evenly as possible.
5. Start unit, engage and disengage PTO.
5. Turn the clutch bracket away from the clutch.
6. Shut off unit.
6. Remove old transmission belt from mower clutch
sheave and transmission sheave.
7. Recheck air gap and adjust if needed.
7. Install new transmission belt in the top groove of the
clutch hub and on the transmission sheave.
8. Install transmission belt idler spring to tension belt.
9. Reposition clutch bracket, replace engine bolt, and
torque both engine bolts to 17 lbf-ft (23 N•m).
4
3
1
2
5
4
1. Armature
2. Rotor
7
3. Inspection Slot
4. Gap Adjustment
Nut
Figure 14
OG1500
2
1
6
4
3
4.
5.
6.
7.
1. Mower Drive Belt
2. Mower Clutch
Sheave
3. Transmission Belt
Idler Spring
BATTERY (988104)
Unit comes equipped with a maintenance-free battery that
requires no regular maintenance except cleaning the
terminals.
Engine Bolt
Clutch Bracket
Transmission Belt
Transmission
Sheave
Figure 13
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
OG0792
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
10. Reinstall mower drive belt on mower clutch sheave.
CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT
If clutch fails to engage or disengage properly or begins to
make abnormal noise, check the air gap adjustment at the
three inspection slots.
To check:
1. Stop engine, remove key and wait for all hot parts to
cool.
2. Measure the air gap between the armature and the
rotor.
Check Battery
Terminals
Inspect battery and terminals every 25 hours.
To clean terminals:
1. Remove battery cover.
2. Remove battery cables from terminals.
Minimum: A .005" feeler gauge should slide between
armature and rotor with slight contact.
3. Clean or service battery away from unit. Remove
corrosion from battery terminals and cable connections
with wire brush, then wash with a weak baking soda
solution.
Maximum: A .023" feeler gauge should slide between
armature and rotor with slight contact.
3. Repeat for each inspection slot.
4. Apply a thin coat of dielectric grease or petroleum jelly
to terminals and cable ends to retard corrosion.
5. Replace battery and secure with battery cover.
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1. Ensure battery is not frozen. If the fluid is frozen,
remove battery from unit and allow it to thaw before
charging.
Charge Battery
WARNING: FROZEN BATTERIES CAN
EXPLODE and result in death or serious injury.
2. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive
terminal of the discharged battery.
DO NOT charge a frozen battery. Let the
battery thaw before charging.
3. Connect the other end of the same jumper cable to the
positive (+) terminal of the booster battery.
Battery Electrolyte First Aid
4. Connect one end of the second jumper cable to the
negative (–) terminal of the booster battery.
•
External Contact: Flush with water.
•
Eyes: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes and get
medical attention immediately!
•
Internal Contact: Drink large quantities of water.
Follow with Milk of Magnesia, beaten egg or vegetable
oil. Get medical attention immediately! DO NOT induce
vomiting!
5. Make the final jumper cable connection to the engine
block or the furthest ground point away from the
discharged battery.
WARNING: Make sure cables are clear of any
moving engine parts before starting engine.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT fast charge. Charging at a higher
rate will damage or destroy battery.
6. Start engine (See Starting and Shut Off on page 12). If
engine will not start after several tries, unit or battery
may need service.
IMPORTANT: ONLY use an automatic charger designed for
use with your battery. ALWAYS follow information provided
on battery and battery charger. Contact battery and charger
manufacturers for detailed instructions.
7. After engine starts, leave cables connected for one to
two minutes.
1. Remove battery cover.
8. Disconnect cables in reverse order.
2. Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then positive (+)
cable (Figure 15).
9. Operate unit normally to charge battery.
32" AND 36" BELT REPLACEMENT
3. Remove battery.
4. Place battery on bench or other well-ventilated area.
5. Connect positive (+) lead of charger to positive (+)
terminal, and negative (–) lead to negative (–) terminal.
3
6. Charge battery according to charger and battery
manufacturers’ instructions.
4
7. Reinstall battery on unit and connect positive (+) cable
first, then negative (–) cable.
2
2
2
1
3
1
OG1390
1. Idler Spring
2. Deck Pulley
3. Mower Clutch
Sheave
4. Belt
Figure 16
1. Stop engine, remove key and wait for all hot parts to
cool.
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1. Positive terminal
2. Negative terminal
3. Battery
2. Set deck to the fourth cutting height.
3. Remove deck cover.
Figure 15
4. Remove deck idler spring.
It may be possible to recharge the battery by jump starting
the unit and allowing the engine to run.
5. Remove belt from deck pulleys and mower clutch
sheave.
Jump Start
6. Install new belt.
The unit used for jump starting should have a 12-volt battery
with at least 500 cold cranking amperes, and a negatively
grounded system.
7. Replace idler spring.
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8. Replace deck cover and secure.
MOWER BLADES
NOTE: Make sure the wing knobs do not interfere with cutting height adjustments.
NOTE: If mower is used under sandy soil conditions, replace
blades when air lifts become eroded through at ends
(Figure 18).
44"AND 48" BELT REPLACEMENT
Mower Drive Belt
DO NOT sharpen to this pattern
1. Stop engine, remove key and wait for all hot parts to
cool.
2. Set deck to the fourth cutting height.
3. Remove deck cover.
4. Remove mower drive belt idler spring (Figure 17).
5. Remove mower drive belt from deck sheaves and
mower clutch sheave.
6. Install new mower drive belt on deck sheaves and
mower clutch sheave.
7. Replace mower drive belt idler spring to tension belt.
Sharpen to this pattern
1
8. Replace deck cover and secure.
NOTE: Make sure wing knobs do not interfere with cutting
height adjustments.
Deck Belt
NOTE: Mower drive belt must be removed before removing
the deck belt.
6
DISCARD if more
than 1/2 in. (1.27 cm)
3
2
5
5
2
OT0792
1. Cutting Edge
2. Air Lift Erosion
Figure 18
Remove Mower Blades
4
1
CAUTION: Use sturdy gloves or padding to
protect hands when working with mower
blades.
5
7
OG1395
8
1. Mower Drive Belt
Idler Spring
2. Mower Drive Belt
Idler
3. Mower Drive Belt
4. Deck Belt
5. Deck Sheave
6. Mower Clutch
Sheave
7. Deck Belt Idler Spring
8. Deck Belt Idler
1. Turn the engine off. Remove the ignition key. Remove
the ignition wire from the spark plugs.
2. Remove the bolts, lock washer, flat washers, and
blades from the spindle shafts.
Replace Mower Blades
1. Put the blades, flat washers, lock washers, and the
bolts back on the spindle shafts.
Figure 17
1. Stop engine, remove key and wait for all hot parts to
cool.
2. Tighten the bolts to a torque of 115-125 lbf-ft
(156-169.5 N•m).
2. Remove the deck belt idler spring from the spring
anchor.
3. Replace ignition wire on spark plugs.
3. Remove deck belt from deck sheaves.
4. Install new deck belt.
5. Replace deck idler spring to tension belt.
6. Replace mower drive belt.
7. Replace deck cover.
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2. Sharpen mower blade by removing an equal amount of
material from each end of mower blade. DO NOT
change angle of cutting edge or round the corner of the
mower blade.
Sharpen the Mower Blades
Figure 18.
CAUTION: DO NOT sharpen mower blades
while on unit. An unbalanced mower blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to unit. Check mower blade balance
before reinstalling blades.
3. Check mower blade balance.
Slide mower blade on an unthreaded bolt. A balanced
blade should remain in a horizontal position. If either
end of mower blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until blade is balanced.
NEVER weld or straighten bent blades.
4. Install mower blade(s) on unit (See Replace Mower
Blades on page 22).
1. Remove mower blade from unit.
Discard mower blade if:
•
More than 1/2 in. (1.27 cm) of metal is removed.
•
Air lifts become eroded.
•
Blade is bent or broken.
STORAGE
NOTE: Clean unit thoroughly with mild soap and low pressure water and lubricate (See General Lubrication on
page 17). Touch up all scratched painted surfaces. Do not
allow gasoline or oil to remain on any decals.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
Engine
Storage – Two Months or More
Check each item in the Maintenance Schedule on page 16,
but do not add gasoline.
Refer to the engine manual to prepare the engine for
storage.
Clean the unit. Touch up all scratched painted surfaces.
Battery
IMPORTANT: Never spray unit with high-pressure water or
store unit outdoors. Store unit in a cool, dry, protected
location.
Remove battery and store in a cool, dry place.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will not
start
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. The engine will not start unless the shift lever is in
neutral, the key is in the On position, and the Power
Take Off (PTO) is Off (988100, 101, 102, 103, 104,
110, 112).
1. Safety Interlock System is
preventing start.
The engine will not start unless the key is in the On
position and the Power Take Off (PTO) is Off
(988114, 115, 118, 119, 313) .
2. Add fuel. If necessary, replace the fuel with clean,
fresh fuel.
2. Fuel tank is empty or fuel is
contaminated.
Unit will not move
or mow when the
engine is running
3. Air cleaner is clogged or damaged.
3. Clean or replace the filter element. See engine
manual.
4. Safety Interlock System out of
adjustment or defective.
4. See your Dealer for repairs.
5. Dirty or damaged spark plug.
5. See Engine Manual.
1. Transmission belt or mower belt is
broken, worn, or off the pulleys.
1. Check belts for wear, damage and correct position
on pulleys. Replace belts if worn or damaged. See
Replace Transmission Belt on page 19.
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PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Changes in the
sound or
vibrations of the
unit
1. Loose or missing fasteners.
1. Check all the fasteners. Replace if necessary.
2. Mower blade problem.
2. Check blades for wear or damage. See Mower
Blades on page 22.
3. Worn or damaged clutch.
3. See your Dealer for repairs.
Unit pulls sharply
to the left or right
when the speed
control levers are
quickly moved all
the way forward
1. Steering levers out of adjustment.
1. See Adjust Steering Levers on page 17.
1. Binding in the steering or brake
linkage.
1. Check linkage for debris or damage. Repair if
necessary. See Adjust Brakes on page 18 or your
Dealer for repairs.
2. Steering levers out of adjustment.
2. See Adjust Steering Levers on page 17.
Unit does not
straighten
immediately when
the steering levers
are released
Unit loses power
3. Worn or damaged traction belts.
3. Check belts for wear or damage. Replace if
necessary. See Replace Traction Belts on page 18.
4. Transmission shaft pulley worn.
4. If pulley shows excessive wear, replace it. See your
Dealer for repairs.
ACCESSORIES
SERVICE PARTS
Part No.
Description
78804700
32" Mulching Kit
21538000
1
Paper Element (13 HP, 15 HP)
78803300
36" Mulching Kit
21538100
1
Foam Precleaner (13 HP, 15 HP)
78805300
44" Mulching Kit
21538200
1
Paper Element (17 HP)
78803400
48" Mulching Kit
21538300
1
Foam Precleaner (17 HP)
78803700
36" Bahia/Tall Grass Baffle Kit
21538400
1
Fuel Filter
78805400
44" Bahia/Tall Grass Baffle Kit
21535800
1
Oil Filter
78803800
48" Bahia/Tall Grass Baffle Kit
21533600
2
Spark Plug
78804500
32" Lawn Striping Kit
04919100
1
78803600
36" Lawn Striping Kit
Mower Blade - 16.25" (988102, 103, 104,
110, 112, 113, 115, 118, 119)
78804800
32" Double Blade Kit
04916400
1
Mower Blade - 18.00" (988100, 101,114)
78804000
36" Double Blade Kit
04936000
1
Mower Blade - 16.25" (988313)
78804100
44" and 48" Double Blade Kit
07240000
1
Mower Drive Belt - 32" Deck
78804200
Hour Meter Kit (988100, 101, 102, 103, 110)
07240100
1
Mower Drive Belt - 36" Deck
78804300
Grass Catcher
07240300
1
Mower Drive Belt - 44" Deck
78804400
Leaf Collector
07240200
1
Mower Drive Belt - 48" Deck
78805000
Single Wheel Sulky
07202900
1
Mower Deck Belt - 44" and 48" Deck
Two Wheel Sulky
07243100
1
Transmission Belt
07239600
2
Traction Drive Belt (S/N 000101 - 002999)
07243600
2
Traction Drive Belt (S/N 003000 & up)
78805100
Part No.
* Available in CE countries.
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Qty
Description
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
Length – in (cm)
988100
988101
988102
988103
988104
988110
GR1336FX
GR1536FX
GR1548FX
GR1548FL
GE1748FL
GR1332FX
79.75 (202.5)
73.5 (186.7)
Height – in (cm)
77 (195.6)
79.75 (202.5)
42 (106.7)
Width – in (cm)
38.12 (96.8)
Actual Weight – lbs (kg)
511 (232.3)
Battery
50.58 (128.47)
560 (254.5)
N/A
Brakes
35.3 (89.7)
627 (285)
500 (226.8)
12V 255 CCA
N/A
Kawasaki
FH500V-BS35
Kawasaki
FH381V-BS04
17 (12.7)
13 (9.7)
Electric
Recoil
6" Band
Turning Radius – in. (cm)
0
Tire Size
16x6.5, 4-ply Rating
Engine – Manufacturer
Kawasaki
FH381V-BS04
Kawasaki
FH430V-BS06
Cycle
4
Horsepower – HP (Kw) @
3600 RPM
13 (9.7)
Starting System
15 (11.2)
Recoil
Fuel Tank Capacity Gal. (L)
6.6 (25)
Fuel
See Engine Manual
Governed R.P.M. (max.)
3500 ± 50
Crank Case Cap.
See Engine Manual
Air Cleaner
Paper Element, Foam Precleaner
Transmission
Peerless 5 Speed + Reverse
Speed–
Forward Max. – mph (km/hr)
2.6 – 6.7 (4.3 – 11.2)
Reverse Max. – mph (km/hr)
Reverse Assist
Tire Pressure – psi (kPa)
8-16 (55-110)
Deck
Cutting Width in. (cm)
35.25 (89.5)
47.25 (120)
Cutting Height in. (cm)
1–4 (2.54–10)
Deck Construction
7-gauge steel with 7-gauge spindle reinforcement
Discharge
Right Side
CE Sound and Vibration
Oper. Ear Sound Pressure
(Lpa) in dBA
N/A
2
Vibration Measure (m/s ) @
Operator Hands
X
N/A
Y
N/A
Z
N/A
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31.75 (80.6)
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
988112
988114
988115
988118
988119
988313
Description
GR1544FX
GR1336FXP
GR1548FXP
GR1332FXP
GR1544FXP
GR1332FXPCE
Length – in (cm)
75.5 (191.8)
80.25 (203.8)
77.5 (196.9)
80.25 (203.8)
76.0 (193.0)
80.25 (203.8)
Height – in (cm)
42 (106.7)
Width – in (cm)
47.0 (119.38)
38.2 (97.0)
50.58 (128.47)
35.3 (89.7)
47.0 (119.38)
35.3 (89.7)
560 (254.5)
530 (240.9)
579 (263.2)
519 (235.4)
579 (263.2)
519 (235.4)
Kawasaki
FH381V-BS04
Kawasaki
FH430V-BS06
Kawasaki
FH381V-BS04
13 (9.7)
15 (11.2)
13 (9.7)
Actual Weight – lbs (kg)
43.5 (110.5)
Battery
N/A
Brakes
6" Band
Turning Radius – in. (cm)
0
Tire Size
16x6.5, 4-ply Rating
Engine – Manufacturer
Kawasaki
FH430V-BS06
Kawasaki
FH381V-BS04
Kawasaki
FH430V-BS06
Cycle
4
Horsepower – HP (Kw) @
3600 RPM
15 (11.2)
13 (9.7)
15 (11.2)
Starting System
Recoil
Fuel Tank Capacity - gal (L)
6.6 (25)
Fuel
See Engine Manual
Governed R.P.M. (max.)
3500 ± 50
Crank Case Cap.
2900 ± 50
See Engine Manual
Air Cleaner
Paper Element, Foam Precleaner
Transmission
Peerless 5 Speed + Reverse
Speed–
Forward Max. – mph (km/hr)
2.1 – 5.3
(3.5 – 8.8)
2.6 – 6.7 (4.3 – 11.2)
Reverse Max. – mph (km/hr)
Reverse Assist
Tire Pressure - psi (kPa)
8-16 (55-110)
Deck
Cutting Width in. (cm)
44.0 (111.8)
35.25 (89.5)
47.25 (120)
Cutting Height in. (cm)
31.75 (80.6)
44.0 (111.8)
31.75 (80.6)
1–4 (2.54–10)
Deck Construction
7-gauge steel with 7-gauge spindle reinforcement
Discharge
Right Side
CE Sound and Vibration
Oper. Ear Sound Pressure
(Lpa) in dBA
N/A
87
N/A
<2.5
Y
N/A
<2.5
Z
N/A
<2.5
2
Vibration Measure (m/s ) @
Operator Hands
X
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GRAVELY
A Division of Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.gravely.com