Ariens Zoom 1844 XL Specifications

Zoom XL
Owner/Operator Manual
992098 - Zoom 1844 XL
992099 - Zoom 2148 XL
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
ESPAÑOL
00376600A 01/05
Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Controls and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are given from operator
sitting in the operation position and facing the direction of forward
travel.
The Ariens 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.
Customer Note: If the Dealer does not register your product,
please fill out, sign and return the product registration card to
Ariens or go to www.ariens.com on the internet.
SERVICE AND REPLACEMENT PARTS
Transfer
model &
serial
number
label from
product
registration
here.
When ordering publications, 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 literature package. They
are printed on a serial number label, located on
the frame of your unit (Figure 1).
Serial Number Label
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use only Ariens replacement parts. The replacement of any part
on this equipment with anything other than an Ariens authorized
replacement part may adversely affect the performance,
durability, and safety of this unit and may void the warranty.
Ariens disclaims liability for any claims or damages, whether
regarding warranty, property damage, personal injury or death
arising out of the use of unauthorized replacement parts.
NOTE: To locate your nearest Ariens Dealer, call 1-920-756-4664
or go to www.ariens.com on the internet.
DISCLAIMER
Ariens reserves the right to discontinue, change, and improve its
products at any time without public notice or obligation to the
purchaser. 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.
Figure 1
• Record Unit Model and Serial numbers here.
• Record Engine Model and Serial numbers here.
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DEALER DELIVERY
Dealer should:
1. Test brakes after unit is assembled to be sure adjustment
has not been disturbed in shipment (See Parking Brake
Interlock System on page 8). Wheel brakes are properly
adjusted at factory.
2. Check the safety interlock system to make sure that it is
functioning properly. With operator on seat, unit must not
start unless steering levers are in neutral (N) and Power
Takeoff (PTO) is disengaged (Off). Engine must stop if
operator leaves seat when steering levers are in any drive
position or PTO is engaged (On). See Safety Interlock
System on page 8.
3. Fill out Original Purchaser Registration Card and return the
card to Ariens.
4. Explain Limited Warranty Policy.
Copyright 2005 Ariens Company
GB-2
5. Explain recommended lubrication and maintenance.
Advise customer on adjustments. 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.
Customer Note: Your Dealer has been provided complete set-up
and preparation instructions which must be completed prior to
you taking delivery of this unit. The dealer is required to review
important information in this manual with you before or upon
delivery of the unit or attachment.
SAFETY
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.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and
tip-over accidents. Operation on all slopes requires
extra caution.
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.
Disengage attachment, stop unit and engine, remove
key, engage parking brake, and allow moving parts to
stop before leaving operator’s position.
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
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These are safety alert symbols. They mean:
•ATTENTION!
•YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
When you see this symbol:
•BECOME ALERT!
•OBEY THE MESSAGE!
SIGNAL WORDS
The safety alert symbols above and signal words below are used
on decals and in this manual.
Read and understand all safety messages.
DANGER: IMMINENTLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If
not avoided, WILL RESULT in death or serious injury.
WARNING: POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
SITUATION! If not avoided, COULD RESULT in death
or serious injury.
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION!
If not avoided, MAY RESULT in minor or moderate
injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe
practices.
NOTATIONS
NOTE: General reference information for proper operation and
maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or information required to
prevent damage to unit or attachment.
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.
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.
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SAFETY DECALS AND LOCATIONS
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety Decals. Refer to
Figure 2 for Safety Decal locations.
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Figure 2
1. DANGER! TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH
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Read Owner/Operator Manual.
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Keep children and others away from unit while
operating.
If machine stops going uphill, stop blade and back down
slowly.
Avoid sudden turns.
Keep safety devices (guards, shields, switches, etc.) in
place and working.
Check interlock system per manual before use.
Understand location and function of all controls.
Never allow operation by untrained persons.
2. DANGER! ROTATING PARTS
Always keep feet and hands away from rotating
parts.
OL4370
Never direct discharge toward other people. Thrown
objects can cause injury. Remove objects that could
be thrown by the blade.
OL3030
Always stand clear of discharge area. Do not direct
discharge toward other people.
OL0910
Look down and behind before and while backing.
OL0910
Keep people away from unit while operating.
OL4460
Keep children out of work area and under watchful
care of a responsible adult.
OL3292
Shut off engine, remove key, read manual before you
adjust or repair unit.
OL4470
NEVER CARRY CHILDREN.
OL4010
NO STEP! Always keep feet away from rotating
parts.
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Go up and down slopes, not across.
DO NOT operate on slopes over 17°.
MAX
17°
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OL4450
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3. WARNING!
Do not operate mower unless guards are in operating position or
bagger is attached.
Always stand clear of discharge area.
OL4430
Do not operate mower unless bagger is attached or
guards are in operating position.
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4. HOT SURFACES!
DO NOT touch parts which are hot from operation.
ALWAYS allow parts to cool.
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5. ROTATING PARTS
AVOID INJURY. Stay clear of rotating parts.
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6. DANGER!
AVOID INJURY. Stay clear of rotating parts.
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SAFETY RULES
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.
ALWAYS remove key and/or 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
Determine which attachments are needed and can be used
safely.
Inspect unit before each use for: missing or damaged decals and
shields, correctly operating safety interlock system, and
deterioration of grass catchers. Replace or repair as needed.
ALWAYS check overhead and side clearances carefully before
operation. ALWAYS be aware of traffic when operating along
streets or curbs.
Keep children and people away.
Keep children out of work area and under watchful care of a
responsible adult.
Keep area of operation clear of all toys, pets, and debris. Thrown
objects can cause injury.
Check for weak spots on docks, ramps or floors. Avoid uneven
work areas and rough terrain. Stay alert for hidden hazards or
traffic.
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.
Data indicates that operators, age 60 and above, are involved in
a larger percentage of riding mower related injuries. These
operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious
injury.
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.
Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator.
NEVER allow children to operate or play on or near unit. Be alert
and shut off unit if children enter area.
NEVER operate unit after or during the use of medication, drugs
or alcohol. Safe operation requires your complete and unimpaired
attention at all times.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry and tie back hair that may
get caught in rotating parts.
Wear adequate outer garments.
NEVER wear open sandals or canvas shoes during operation.
Wear adequate safety gear, protective gloves and footwear.
Wear proper footwear to improve footing on slippery surfaces.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields
when operating mower.
Moving parts can cut or amputate fingers or a hand. Wrap
blade(s) or wear gloves to service. On multiblade mowers,
rotation of one blade will cause all blades to rotate.
NEVER place your hands or any part of your body or clothing
inside or near any moving part while unit is running.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from all rotating parts during
operation. Rotating parts can cut off body parts.
ALWAYS keep body and hands away from pin holes or nozzles
which eject hydraulic fluid under pressure.
DO NOT touch parts which are hot. Allow parts to cool.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from all pinch points.
Fumes from the engine exhaust can cause death or serious
injury. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area. Always provide
good ventilation.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and
on the machine before starting. Understand:
• How to operate all controls
• The functions of all controls
• How to STOP in an Emergency
• Braking and steering characteristics
• Turning radius and clearances
Keep safety devices or guards in place and functioning properly.
NEVER modify or remove safety devices.
Do not operate without either entire grass catcher or the
discharge guard in place.
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute.
Ensure Safety Interlock System is functioning properly. DO NOT
operate unit if safety interlock is damaged or disabled.
GB-5
Start and operate unit only when seated in operator’s position.
Steering control levers must be in neutral, PTO disengaged and
parking brake set when starting engine.
Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees or other
objects that may obscure vision.
Dust, smoke, fog, etc. can reduce vision and cause an accident.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Avoid slippery surfaces. Always be sure of your footing.
DO NOT mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding
and effect the machine’s stability.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Never carry passengers.
DO NOT try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground.
Never direct discharge towards persons or property that may be
injured or damaged by thrown objects. Use extreme caution on
gravel surfaces.
Always stand clear of the discharge area.
ALWAYS disengage PTO, stop unit and engine, remove key,
engage parking brake and allow moving parts to stop before
leaving operator’s position.
Never engage PTO while raising attachment or when attachment
is in raised position.
DO NOT operate at too fast a rate. DO NOT change engine
governor settings or over-speed engine. Slow down before
turning.
DO NOT operate in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
ALWAYS look down and behind before and while backing.
Stop and inspect equipment if you strike an object or if there is an
unusual vibration. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never
make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut you. Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. NEVER
weld or straighten mower blades.
Rotation of one blade may cause rotation of the other blades.
Take all possible precautions when leaving unit unattended. Shut
off engine. Remove wire from spark plug and secure it away from
spark plug.
ALWAYS remove key to prevent unauthorized use.
Know the weight of loads. Limit loads to those you can safely
control and the unit can safely handle.
Disengage PTO when attachment is not in use. ALWAYS turn off
power to attachment when travelling, crossing driveways, etc.
Mow up and down slopes, not across them.
DO NOT operate on slopes of more than 17 degrees.
Keep all movements on the slope slow and gradual. Do not make
sudden changes in speed or direction.
Avoid starting or stopping on the slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
If you cannot back up a slope or you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
DO NOT park on slopes unless necessary. When parking on
slope always chock or block wheels. Always set parking brake.
Use a slow speed. Tires may lose traction on slopes even though
the brakes are functioning properly.
Do not bypass transmission when on a slope.
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do
not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for weight limits for
towed equipment and towing on slopes.
NEVER allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of
control.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
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.
ALWAYS turn off power to attachment and shut off fuel when
transporting unit.
Keep unit free of debris. Clean up oil or fuel spills.
This product is equipped with an internal combustion type engine.
DO NOT use unit on or near any unimproved, forest-covered or
brush covered land unless exhaust system is equipped with a
spark arrester meeting applicable local, state or federal laws. A
spark arrester, if it is used, must be maintained in effective
working order by operator.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are explosive. Handle
with care. Use an approved fuel container.
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.
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.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
Avoid Electric Shock. Objects contacting both battery terminals at
the same time may result in injury and unit damage. DO NOT
reverse battery connections.
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.
ALWAYS disconnect negative (-) cable FIRST and positive (+)
cable SECOND. ALWAYS connect positive (+) cable FIRST, and
negative (-) cable SECOND.
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.
No flames, No sparks, No smoking near battery.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective gear near battery.
Use insulated tools.
DO NOT TIP battery beyond a 45° angle in any direction.
ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of children.
GB-6
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.
ALWAYS block wheels and know all jack stands are strong and
secure and will hold weight of unit during maintenance.
Release pressure slowly from components with stored energy.
NEVER attempt to make any adjustments to unit while engine is
running (except where specifically recommended). Stop engine,
remove key or spark plug wire and wait for all moving parts to
stop before servicing or cleaning.
Check parking brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as
required.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating condition. Damaged or
worn out muffler can cause fire or explosion.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
NEVER store unit with fuel in fuel tank, inside a building where
any ignition sources are present.
Shut off fuel and allow engine to cool completely before storing in
closed area or covering unit.
Clean grass and debris from unit, especially from around muffler
and engine, to help prevent fires.
For extended storage, shut off fuel and clean unit thoroughly. See
engine manual for proper storage.
Lower cutting deck unless a positive mechanical lock is used.
Use only attachments or accessories designed for your unit.
Check all hardware at regular intervals, especially blade
attachment bolts. Keep all hardware properly tightened.
Check attachment components frequently. If worn or damaged,
replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts.
ASSEMBLY
11. Lubrication - Lubricate all fittings per maintenance label
under seat and check hydrostat oil level (See Lubricate Unit
on page 15).
12. Level Deck - Check unit to ensure deck level set at factory
has been maintained (See Leveling the Mower Deck on
page 19).
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand
entire Safety section before proceeding.
UNIT ASSEMBLY
Package Contents:
Unit, Mower Deck and Literature Pack
WARNING: Discharge chute must pivot freely. Always
keep discharge chute down when mowing.
Preparation Checklist
Refer to the Owner/Operator manual as required.
1. Unpack Unit - Remove shrink wrap and packaging
materials.
2. Remove Unit From Container - Open Bypass Valves (dump
valves) (See Moving the Unit with the Engine Off on
page 11).
Push unit from container onto a level surface. Close the
dump valves.
3. Tires - Check tire pressure (see Specifications on page 21).
4. Seat - Connect the seat cable to the frame with the
hardware mounted on the frame. Put the seat in the
operating position and secure with wing knob. See Seat
Adjustments on page 9 and Service Position on page 13.
5. Position Steering Levers - Rotate eccentric spacers to align
handlebars. Tighten hardware securely. See Aligning the
Steering Levers (Figure 11) on page 16.
6. Battery - Remove battery from unit and charge (See
Battery on page 14).
7. Check Engine Crankcase - Check and add oil if needed.
See Engine Manual for specifications.
8. Fill Engine Fuel Tank - Add clean fuel to the fuel tank.
IMPORTANT: Refer to Engine Manual for fuel type.
13. Check Function of all Controls - Ensure unit runs and
performs properly.
WARNING: FAILURE OF CONTROLS could result in
death or serious injury.
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3
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1. Steering Levers
2. Seat
3. Mounting Hardware
4. Cable
Figure 3
9. Hardware - Check for loose hardware.
10. Check Safety Interlock System - Check to see that the
interlock system operates correctly (See Safety Interlock
System on page 8).
WARNING: FAILURE OF INTERLOCK together with
improper operation can result in severe personal injury.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
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Figure 4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Fuel Tank
Steering Levers
Ignition Switch
Hour Meter
Throttle Lever
Choke Control
Power Take Off (PTO) Switch
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
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Fuel Shut Off Valve
Mower Lift Pedal
Mower Deck with Chute Deflector
Mower Lift Lock
Seat Adjustment Lever
Parking Brake
OPERATION
Test
Parking
Engine
Brake
STARTING INTERLOCK
1
Neutral
Off
Engaged
Starts
2
Neutral
On
Engaged
Doesn’t Start
3
Neutral
Off
Disengaged
Doesn’t Start
OPERATING INTERLOCK (ENGINE ON)
4*
Neutral
On
Engaged
Shuts Off
5*
Neutral
Off
Disengaged
Shuts Off
* Operator lifts off seat.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand
entire Safety section before proceeding.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See Figure 4 for Controls and Features locations.
Safety Interlock System
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.
Perform the following tests to ensure the safety interlock system
is working properly. If the unit does not perform as stated, contact
your Ariens dealer for repairs.
NOTE: When the parking brake is engaged, the steering levers
are locked in neutral.
Steering
Levers
PTO
Parking Brake Interlock System
With the parking brake engaged, the steering levers must be
locked in neutral.
With the parking brake disengaged, the engine must not start and
the engine must shut off if the operator leaves the seat.
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Steering Levers
B
C
D
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A
The steering levers control speed and direction. In addition, they
will stop the unit.
A. For reverse travel, pull both steering control levers
backward.
B. For straight forward travel, push both steering control
levers forward.
C. To turn left, pull the left back or push the right steering
control lever forward or a combination of both.
D. To turn right, pull the right back or push the left steering
control lever forward or a combination of both.
To stop, return both steering levers to neutral.
NOTE: The steering controls are mechanically locked in neutral
whenever the parking brake is engaged.
NOTE: Aggressive turning can scuff or damage lawns. ALWAYS
keep both wheels rotating when making sharp turns. DO NOT
make turns with inside wheel completely stopped. To obtain
minimum turning radius, slowly reverse inside wheel while
moving outside wheel slowly forward.
Power take off (PTO) switch engages and
disengages the mower blades.
Pull the power take off (PTO) switch to "On"
position to engage mower blades.
Push the power take off (PTO) switch to "Off"
position to disengage mower blades.
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NOTE: The engine will not start unless the
steering control levers are in the neutral position, the PTO switch
is in the “Off” position and parking brake is set.
Mower Lift Pedal
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Mower lift pedal raises and lowers mower deck for mowing or
transport.
Transport:
Push mower lift pedal all the way forward until lift lock engages.
Cutting Height:
Put cutting height adjustment pin in desired hole. Push mower lift
pedal forward and hold it while pushing down on the lift lock.
Slowly lower mower lift pedal until deck lift contacts cutting height
adjustment pin.
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
OFF
Ignition Switch
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Power Take Off (PTO) Switch
ON
LEFT
TANK
RIGHT
TANK
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.
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Use this valve to control fuel flow from left or
right fuel tank.
Open the valve to operate the engine. Turn the
valve to "Off" when storing or transporting the
unit.
Parking Brake Lever
1. Pull lever up to engage parking brake.
2. Push lever down to disengage parking brake.
Choke Control
Push the choke lever forward to start a cold
engine. Pull the choke lever to the rear when
the engine gets warm.
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Seat Adjustments
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WARNING: Make all seat adjustments with unit
stationary, parking brake on and engine shut off.
Throttle Lever
1
The throttle lever changes the engine speed.
Move the throttle lever to Fast (1) to increase
engine speed. Move the lever to Slow (2) to
decrease engine speed.
To adjust seat forward or backward:
1. While seated, pull seat adjustment lever outward and slide
seat into desired position.
2. Release lever and slide seat forward or back to lock seat
into position.
Hour Meter
2
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Records total number of hours the engine has
been run.
IMPORTANT: Keep a record of Hour Meter
readings for recommended Lubrication and
Maintenance intervals.
NOTE: For accurate readings be sure Ignition Switch is OFF
when unit is not in operation.
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FILLING FUEL TANK
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
CAUTION: Read entire Owner/Operator Manual, Clutch
Manual, and Engine Manual first. DO NOT attempt to
start engine at this time.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand
entire Safety section before proceeding.
Add fuel to Fuel Tank as needed. See your Engine Manual for
correct type and grade of fuel.
To start the engine:
1. Make sure the steering levers are in neutral.
2. Put the PTO switch in the “Off” position.
3. Engage parking brake.
4. If the engine is cold, move the choke control to the “On”
position. If the engine is warm or hot, do not use choke.
5. Move the throttle to 3/4 “Fast” position. See Engine Manual
for detailed instructions.
6. Put the ignition key in the switch and turn it to the “Start”
position.
7. As soon as the engine starts, release the key.
8. Move the choke control to the “Off” position from the
“Choke” position. Wait until the engine is running smoothly
before operation.
To stop the engine:
1. Bring the steering levers to neutral. Disengage the PTO
and engage the parking brake.
2. Move the throttle lever to the “Slow” position.
3. Turn the ignition key to the “Off” position.
To add fuel to the fuel tank:
1. Place unit in an open or well-ventilated open area.
2. Stop the engine and allow it to cool.
3. Clean the fuel cap and the area around the fuel cap to
prevent dirt from entering the fuel tank. Remove the cap
from the fuel tank.
4. Fill the fuel tank to within 1 in. (25 mm) below bottom of
filler neck.
5. Replace fuel cap and tighten.
6. Clean up any spilled fuel.
PRE-START
CAUTION: Make sure all hardware is tight, all safety
devices are in place and all adjustments are made
correctly.
1. Check Safety Interlock System
If this system does not function as described do not operate until
repairs are made.
TO MOW WITH UNIT
Operate the unit only when seated in the operator’s position.
1. Start the engine. Let the engine warm until it is running
smoothly.
2. Release parking brake.
2. Check Air Cleaner
Check air filter for dirt. Clean as required. Follow Engine Manual
Maintenance Schedule.
3. Check Engine Fuel and Crankcase Oil
WARNING: Move the steering control levers slowly
and keep the throttle control lever at slow speed until
you learn how to operate the unit.
Check and add fuel if required. Check that engine crankcase oil is
full. Follow Engine Manual Maintenance Schedule.
4. Check Tire Pressure
5. Check Hydraulic Fluid Level
6. Adjust Seat
Be sure all controls can be reached safely from operator’s
position.
7. Set Cutting Height
Make sure the deck is set to the correct cutting height.
STOPPING IN AN EMERGENCY
The unit can be stopped immediately at any time by turning the
ignition key to the "Off" position.
3. Bring the steering levers to neutral.
4. Slow the engine down to about 3/4 speed.
5. Turn ON the PTO switch to engage the mower.
IMPORTANT: Never engage the PTO if the mower is plugged
with grass or other material. This may cause damage to the
electric clutch.
6. Move throttle control to fast.
7. Move the steering levers forward to obtain a slow ground
speed.
8. To disengage the mower, move the PTO switch to the “Off”
position.
9. When you know how to operate the unit, select a speed
appropriate to your mowing conditions.
PARKING
To park the unit:
1. Bring the steering levers to neutral. Turn off PTO.
2. Move the throttle lever to the “Slow” position.
3. Engage the parking brake.
4. Lower the attachment.
5. Turn the ignition key to the “Off” position and remove the
key.
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MOVING THE UNIT WITH THE ENGINE OFF
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
IMPORTANT: Never tow unit.
1. Shut OFF engine.
2. Place seat in the service position (See Service Position on
page 13).
3. Turn right and left bypass valve levers counter clockwise
1/2 turn (Figure 5).
Cut grass when it is dry.
Keep mower blades sharp.
Keep mower deck properly levelled.
Adjust anti-scalp rollers to prevent scalping.
Do not set height of cut too low. For very tall grass, mow twice.
Do not travel too fast.
Mow with the engine set at full throttle.
When mulching, only remove 1/3 of grass length per cutting.
Discharge clippings into areas already cut.
Vary cutting pattern with each mowing.
Do not allow grass or debris to collect inside of mower deck.
Clean after each use.
WARNING: Do not bypass transmission when on a
slope.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Disengage parking brake.
Push unit to desired location.
Engage parking brake.
Turn bypass valve levers clockwise 1/2 turn.
1
2
Front of unit
OF3371
1. Left Bypass Valve Lever
2. Right Bypass Valve Lever
Figure 5
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand
entire Safety section before proceeding.
Period
Service
Check Safety Interlock
Each Use
Every 25
Hours
Task
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 Safety
Interlock System on page 8.
Check Parking Brake Interlock System
See Parking Brake Interlock System on page 8.
Check Hydraulic Fluid
Check hydraulic oil level mark on cap/dipstick. Add 15W50 synthetic oil as
needed. Do not overfill. See Check Hydraulic Fluid Level on page 13.
Check Tires
See Specifications on page 21 for correct tire pressure.
Follow Engine Manual Maintenance
Schedule
Perform scheduled engine maintenance. Refer to engine manual for detailed
instructions.
Check Mower Blades
Check mower blades for wear. Sharpen or replace as needed. See Mower
Blades on page 14.
Lubricate Unit
Oil all pivot points and pin connections. Grease lube fittings. See Lubricate
Unit on page 15.
Check Brake Gap
Adjust gap if necessary. See Adjusting the Parking Brake on page 17
Clean Battery
Keep battery and its terminals clean. See Clean Battery on page 15.
Check Fasteners
Check mower blade mounting hardware and all other fasteners. Replace
missing or damaged fasteners. Tighten all nuts and bolts to their correct
torque value.
Check Belts
Replace worn or deteriorated belts. See Remove PTO Belt on page 18 and
Replacing the Hydro Pump Belt on page 18.
Change Hydraulic Fluid and Filter
Drain hydraulic fluid tank, replace hydraulic oil filter, refill system. See
Hydraulic Fluid on page 13.
Every 50
Hours
Every 100
Hours
Every 500
Hours
Proper maintenance can prolong the life of unit. The following
charts show the recommended service schedule. More frequent
service may be required due to working conditions (heavy loads,
high ambient temperatures, dusty conditions, or airborne debris).
See the maintenance instructions in the Engine Manual for
additional information.
GB-12
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
Ariens Dealers will provide any service which may be required to
keep your unit operating at peak efficiency. Should engine service
be required, it can be obtained from a Ariens Dealer or the engine
manufacturer’s authorized service center.
HYDRAULIC FLUID
WARNING: HYDRAULIC FLUID can result in severe
burns. Fluid in hydraulic system can penetrate skin and
result in serious injury or death.
Be sure to stop the engine before doing any work on
hydraulic parts.
Keep body and hands away from pin holes or nozzles
which expel hydraulic fluid when under pressure. Use
paper or cardboard, not hands, to search for leaks.
Ensure all hydraulic fluid connections are tight and all
hydraulic hoses and lines are in good condition before
applying pressure to system.
FOREIGN FLUID INJECTED INTO BODY can result in
gangrene. Fluid must be surgically removed within a
few hours by a doctor familiar with this form of injury.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand
entire Safety section before proceeding.
CAUTION: HOT SURFACES may result in injury. DO
NOT touch engine or drive parts which are hot from
operation. Allow parts to cool before servicing.
SERVICE POSITION
1. Place unit on a flat level surface. ALWAYS stop engine.
Ensure unit is secure and will not tip over. Strap and clamp
onto lift if used.
2. Place steering levers in neutral and engage parking brake.
3. Remove wing knob.
4. Tip seat forward (Figure 6)
Check Hydraulic Fluid Level
FULL Mark
CAUTION: Be sure footing is secure to accomodate
weight shift of seat when rotating it into service position.
Operating
Range
5. When service is complete, lower seat and secure with wing
knob or hex nut.
2
1
OE0380
1. Start the unit and run it to operating temperature (about 10
minutes).
2. Cycle the control levers forward and backward two or three
times.
3. For units equipped with a hydraulic deck lift, raise and
lower the deck completely two or three times.
4. Shut OFF engine. Engage parking brake. Remove the
ignition key.
5. Put seat in service position. See Service Position on
page 13.
6. Remove any dirt that may be around the cap/dipstick on the
hydraulic reservoir.
7. Remove cap/dipstick.
8. Check hydraulic oil level mark on cap/dipstick.
9. Add 15W50 synthetic oil as needed. Do not overfill.
2
3
4
Change Hydraulic Fluid and Filter
OF3363
1. Service Position
2. Steering Levers
3. Parking Brake
4. Battery
Figure 6
Change the hydraulic oil filter and hydraulic oil every 500 hours.
Use Mobil 15W50 synthetic oil for best component life.
1. Clean around dipstick cap and dipstick. Remove dipstick.
2. Place container under oil filter to catch oil.
3. Remove oil filter.
4. Allow tank to drain.
5. Lubricate rubber gasket on new oil filter with clean
hydraulic oil.
6. Spin new oil filter onto filter housing until it makes contact.
Tighten oil filter another 1/2 turn.
7. Add new oil to the oil tank. It will take about 2.5 quarts
(2.4 L). Use Mobil 15W50 synthetic oil for best pump and
wheel motor life.
8. Properly dispose of waste oil.
GB-13
MOWER BLADES
DO NOT Sharpen to This Pattern
Remove
1
CAUTION: Use sturdy gloves or padding to protect
hands when working with mower blades.
2
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.
DISCARD if More Than
1/2 in. (1.27 cm)
Replace
4
1
1. Put the blades, flat washers, lock washers, and the bolts
back on the spindle shafts.
2. Tighten the bolts to a torque of 115-125 lbf-ft
(156-169.5 N•m).
3. Replace the ignition wire on the spark plugs.
3
Sharpen the Mower Blades
4
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.
NEVER weld or straighten bent blades.
Sharpen to This Pattern
OT0792
1. Cutting Edge
2. Square Corner
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.
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.
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.
4. Install mower blade(s) on unit.
5. Tighten the bolts to a torque of 115-125 lbf-ft
(156-169.5 N•m).
3. Air Lift Erosion
4. Air Lift
Figure 7
BATTERY
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand
entire Safety section before proceeding.
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.
Unit comes equipped with a maintenance-free battery that
requires no regular maintenance except cleaning the terminals.
Remove Battery
1. Shut OFF engine. Engage parking brake. Remove the
ignition key.
2. Place seat in the service position (See Maintenance
Schedule on page 12).
3. Disconnect cables from battery (negative, then positive)
(Figure 8).
4. Remove hold down and remove battery.
Replace Battery
1. Replace battery and secure with battery hold down.
2. Reconnect cables to battery (positive, then negative).
Position boot over positive terminal.
3. Return seat to operating position.
GB-14
Clean Battery
LUBRICATE UNIT
Keep battery and its terminals clean. Inspect every 100 operating
hours or monthly for best performance.
Apply oil at all pivot points and pin connections.
2
1
1
OF1794
3
1. Negative terminal
2. Positive terminal
REF LUBRICATION QTY
LOCATION
INTERVAL
1
REPACK
2 CASTER PIVOT 400 Hrs
OIL
ALL PIVOT
50 Hrs
POINTS, PIN
CONNECTIONS
3. Battery
Figure 8
Figure 9
OF1671
1. Remove battery from unit. See Remove Battery on
page 14.
2. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush.
3. Coat terminals with dielectric grease or petroleum jelly.
4. Replace battery. See Replace Battery on page 14.
STEERING CONTROL NEUTRAL
ADJUSTMENT
Eliminating Excessive Creeping of the Unit
(Figure 10)
Charging the Battery
WARNING: This adjustment requires operating the
engine. Use extreme care to avoid contact with moving
parts and hot surfaces. Be sure rear of unit is well
supported and secure before starting engine.
Battery Electrolyte First Aid
Follow First Aid directions for contact with battery fluid.
• 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!
In case of internal contact, DO NOT induce vomiting!
IMPORTANT: DO NOT fast charge. Charging at a higher rate will
damage or destroy battery. ONLY use an automatic charger
designed for use with your battery.
ALWAYS follow information provided on battery by battery
manufacturer. Contact battery manufacturer for extensive
instructions to charge battery.
1. Remove battery from unit. See Remove Battery on
page 14.
2. Place battery on bench or other well-ventilated place.
3. Connect positive (+) lead of charger to positive (+) terminal,
and negative (–) lead to negative (–) terminal.
4. Charge battery according to charger and battery
manufacturers’ instructions.
5. Replace battery. See Replace Battery on page 14.
Jump-Starting
Ariens does not recommend jump-starting your unit.
Jump-starting can damage engine and electrical system
components. See your engine manual for more detailed
information.
1. If hydraulic system is cold, run unit for a minimum of five
minutes, then shut OFF engine.
2. With the unit up to and facing a wall, jack up the unit so that
both drive wheels are off the ground.
3. Remove the drive wheels from the unit.
4. Start the engine, run engine at full throttle, and release the
parking brake.
5. Move the steering levers from Forward to Reverse several
times to make sure controls are free. Then return steering
levers to neutral position.
6. Check wheel(s) for movement.
NOTE: The right and left hydraulic pumps are adjusted the same
way.
7. If a wheel moves, adjust the return to neutral mechanism
on the hydraulic pump:
a. Loosen the set screw on the pump.
b. Slowly move the stop bracket clockwise or
counterclockwise until the wheel stops moving.
c. Hold the stop bracket in position and tighten the set
screw on the pump.
8. Move steering levers from Forward to Reverse several
times and return steering levers to neutral position. Check
wheel(s) for movement.
9. If wheel is still moving, repeat steps 7 and 8.
10. Shut OFF engine.
11. Replace drive wheels.
GB-15
ADJUSTING THE UNIT TO TRACK STRAIGHT
1
2
WARNING: Prior to adjusting the tracking of the unit,
shut OFF engine, engage parking brake, and remove
the ignition key.
3
4
Check and adjust tire pressure. Increase pressure on side unit
tracks to. DO NOT exceed maximum recommended tire pressure
(See Specifications on page 21).
If tire pressure adjustment does not solve tracking problem,
adjust the limiter bolts on the stop bracket (Figure 12). Front bolts
adjust forward and rear bolts adjust reverse. Lengthen the limiter
bolt (move closer to lever) on side which is too fast.
2
1. Return to Neutral
Mechanism
2. Hydraulic Pump
3. Stop Bracket
4. Set Screw
3
1
2
1
Figure 10
Aligning the Steering Levers (Figure 11)
1. Shut OFF engine. Engage parking brake. Remove the
ignition key.
2. Place seat in the service position (See Service Position on
page 13).
3. Loosen brake interlock on the same side as steering lever
to be adjusted.
4. Loosen tie rod jam nut and turn tie rod until steering levers
are aligned.
5. Tighten jam nut on tie rod and tighten brake interlock.
4
1. Limiter Bolt
2. Jam Nut
3. Steering Lever
4. Stop Bracket
Figure 12
5
ADJUSTING THE HEIGHT OF THE STEERING
LEVER HANDLES
1
2
The handles have three height positions (Figure 13).
3
4
3
1
2
6
Position # 1
Position # 2
Position # 3
3
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
Damper Locknut
Damper
Tie-Rod Jam Nut
Tie-Rod
OF3381
4
5. Steering Lever
6. Brake Interlock
7. Hydrostatic
Transmission
1. Spacer
2. Handle
3. Eccentric Spacer
4. Steering Lever
Figure 11
Figure 13
OF3745
1. Shut OFF engine. Engage parking brake. Remove the
ignition key.
GB-16
2. Remove the spacer, handle, and eccentric spacer from the
steering lever.
NOTE: Position the right and left handles at the same height
position.
3. Install the spacer, handle, and eccentric spacer in the
appropriate height position. Do not tighten the nut holding
the eccentric spacer.
4. Turn the eccentric spacer until the right and left handles are
the same height. Tighten nut.
ADJUSTING THE PARKING BRAKE
PTO BELT
WARNING: MOVING PARTS can cut or amputate
body parts. ALWAYS wait for moving parts to stop
before performing maintenance or service.
CAUTION: DAMAGED OR WORN BELTS may result
in injury and/or damage to unit. Check belts for
excessive wear or cracks often.
PTO Belt Access
The parking brake might need adjustment over time and after
new brake pads have been installed.
NOTE: Be sure to check parking brake on both sides of unit
(Figure 14).
With parking brake engaged, spring length should measure
1-5/8 in. (1.14 cm) between jam nuts and trunnion. If the
measurements are not within specifications, adjust the parking
brake.
1. Engage parking brake.
2. Turn jam nuts until the spring measures 1-5/8 in. (4.14 cm).
3. Check to ensure the parking brake engages and
disengages without binding by engaging and disengaging
the parking brake several times.
4. Tighten jam nuts together.
NOTE: After installing new brake pads in calipers, they must be
burnished by driving for a short distance (about 100 feet) with the
brake on. To do this, bring parking brake lever part-way up while
driving normally (in a straight line).
1-5/8-in.
(4.14 cm)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Properly stop and park unit (See Operation on page 8).
Lower the mower.
Place seat in most rearward position.
Remove belt covers.
Place foot board in open position (Figure 15).
1
3
2
2
4
4
3
1. Footboard in
open position
2. Support Frame
Figure 15
2
1. Parking Brake Lever
2. Brake Rod
3. Trunnion
Figure 14
1
4. Spring
5. Jam Nuts
OF3303
GB-17
3. Pivot
Remove PTO Belt
5
CAUTION: Use care when releasing idler spring
tension. Keep body parts well away from idlers when
performing this operation.
6
1
2
1. Slowly release the tension on the PTO belt idler until all the
tension is removed from the springs.
2. Remove PTO belt from deck.
3. Arrange new PTO belt on deck sheaves, and then slowly
tension the idler springs.
4. Replace belt covers and return foot board to closed
position.
3
7
8
4
5
2
3
2
1.
2.
3.
4.
Hydro Belt
Spring
Idler
Engine Sheave
5.
6.
7.
8.
Figure 17
Right Hand Hydrostat
Left Hand Hydrostat
Clutch
Clutch Anchor
OF1631
MOWER DECKS
1
Removing the Mower Deck
1. Remove PTO belt (See Remove PTO Belt on page 18).
1. Mower Deck Sheaves
2. Spring
3. PTO Belt Idler
4. Mower Clutch Sheave
5. PTO Belt
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Mower lift arms and
mower lift pedal could cause severe injury if they are
not locked before removing the mower deck. ALWAYS
lock mower deck lift before removing the deck.
Figure 16
REPLACING THE HYDRO PUMP BELT
1. Properly stop and park unit (See Operation on page 8).
2. Remove the PTO belt from the mower clutch sheave (See
Remove PTO Belt on page 18).
CAUTION: Use care when releasing idler spring
tension. Keep body parts well away from idlers when
performing this operation.
3. Slowly release the tension on the hydro pump belt idler until
all the tension is removed from the springs.
4. Remove old hydro pump belt from right hand hydrostat
sheave first (Figure 17).
5. Install new hydro pump belt by positioning belt on sheaves.
Put belt onto right hand hydrostat sheave last.
6. Replace long mower belt on mower clutch sheave. See
Remove PTO Belt on page 18.
2. Lock the mower deck in the service position.
Push the mower lift pedal forward between cutting height
number 4 and number 5 to align the holes in the deck lift
shaft and the deck lift cover. Insert the cutting height pin in
the holes on the side of the deck lift cover so it passes all
the way through the deck lift cover and shaft.
IMPORTANT: The mower lift arms are not locked unless the
cutting height adjustment pin passes all the way through both the
deck lift cover and shaft.
NOTE: Support the mower deck on blocks or jack stands before
disconnecting link chains from mower lift arms to prevent the
deck from falling.
3. Remove link chains from mower lift arms. Note hole
location on mower lift arms for replacement.
4. Remove the mower mounting pins connecting the mower
mounting arms to the deck.
5. Slide mower deck out from under unit.
GB-18
Leveling the Mower Deck
1
5
2
2
1
3
3
4
These adjustments should be made on a level surface with the
tires inflated to the correct air pressure.
Level the mower with the slots where 4 chains fasten to the
mower mounting brackets (Figure 19).
1. Shut OFF engine. Engage parking brake. Remove the
ignition key.
2. Raise mower deck to its highest position and place 4-7/8 in.
(12.4 cm) tall blocks at each rear corner and 4-3/4 in.
(12 cm) tall blocks at each front corner.
3. Lower deck onto the blocks.
4. Loosen the locknuts on the side where the chains are slack
and slide the bolt down the slot until the chains are tight.
5. Tighten the locknuts.
6. Lift mower and remove blocks.
7. Measure height of deck at each side. Measurements must
be within 1/16 in. (1.59 mm) of each other.
8. If measurements are out of range, fix by adjusting chains
on low side of deck.
9. Once deck is level side to side, measure height of deck at
middle of front and on both sides of rear. Front of deck
should be 1/8 in. (3.18 mm) lower than rear.
OF3765
1
1
1. Mower Lift Arm
2. Link Chain
3. Mower Mounting Arm
2
2
4. Mower Mounting Pin
5. Mower Lift Arms
Locked
3
Figure 18
Installing the Mower Deck (Figure 18)
3
1. Slide mower deck under unit.
2. Connect mower mounting arms to deck with mower
mounting pins.
3. Install link chains on the mower lift arms in the same holes
they were removed from.
4. Install PTO mower belt (See Remove PTO Belt on
page 18).
5. Level mower deck (See Leveling the Mower Deck on
page 19).
4
5
1. Chains
2. Lock Nuts and Slots
3. Mower Mounting
Brackets
OF4050
4. 4-3/4 in. (12 cm)
Blocks
5. 4-7/8 in. (12.4cm)
Blocks
Figure 19
GB-19
STORAGE
ACCESSORIES
Part No.
Description
79202300
Hitch Kit
79203900
Headlight Kit
71503500
60-Inch Sprayer
71503600
Spreader
71503800
48-Inch Lawn Sweeper
71502900
Dump Cart
71503300
36-Inch Roller
89202500
Bagger
LONG TERM
71505400
48-Inch Mulch Kit (992099)
Clean unit thoroughly with mild soap and low pressure water and
lubricate (See Lubricate Unit on page 15 in Maintenance). Touch
up all scratched painted surfaces.
Remove weight from wheels by putting blocks under frame or
axle.
When storing unit for extended periods of time, remove all fuel
from tank and carburetor (run dry). Refer to Engine Manual.
Clean and charge the battery. Charge battery every three to four
weeks when storing unit.
71505300
44-Inch Mulch Kit (992098)
Part No.
Qty
01554800
1
Battery
09246900
1
Hydraulic Oil Filter
07241600
1
48-Inch V-Belt (992099)
07200010
1
44-Inch V-Belt (992098)
01593900
1
44-Inch Blade (992098)
04919100
1
48-Inch Blade (992099)
21525900
1
Spark Plug (992099)
21541700
1
Spark Plug (992098)
21539500
1
Fuel Filter (992099)
21541500
1
Fuel Filter (992098)
21397200
1
Oil Filter (992099)
21541400
1
Oil Filter (992098)
21536400
1
Air Filter (992099)
21541600
1
Air Filter (992098)
21536300
1
Precleaner Element (992099)
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand
entire Safety section before proceeding.
SHORT TERM
NEVER spray unit with high-pressure water or store unit
outdoors.
Inspect unit for visible signs of wear, breakage or damage.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws properly tightened and know unit
is in safe working condition.
Store unit in a cool, dry protected area.
To Take the Unit Out of Storage
1. Refer to the engine service manual to prepare the engine
for service.
2. Put fresh, clean fuel in the fuel tank.
3. Begin the maintenance schedule.
4. Charge and install the battery.
GB-20
SERVICE PARTS
Description
]
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Model
Engine
Engine
Engine Model Number
Engine Power – hp (kW) at Maximum RPM
Governed RPM (May be different from maximum RPM)
Liquid or Air Cooled
Speed
Forward Maximum – mph (km/h)
Reverse Maximum – mph (km/h)
Turning Radius
Brakes
Electrical
Starter
Battery
Power Take-Off
Fuel
Fuel Type
Fuel Tank Capacity – gal. (L)
Transmission
Type
Transmission Oil
Hydraulic Oil Filter
Size and Weight
Length – in. (cm)
Width – in. (cm)
Height – in. (cm)
Weight – lbs (kg)
Tires
Front Tire Size – in. (cm)
Rear Tire Size – in. (cm)
Front Tire Pressure – psi (kPa)
Rear Tire Pressure – psi (kPa)
Mower Deck
Mower Deck Lift
Cutting Width – in. (cm)
Cutting Height – in. (cm)
Cutting Height Increments – in. (cm)
Maximum Towing Capacity – lbs (kg)
Maximum Tongue Weight – lbs (kg)
992098
Zoom 1844 XL
992099
Zoom 2148 XL
Kohler
SV540S
18 (13.4)
CV23S
21 (15.7)
3700
Air
9 (14.5)
4.5 (7.2)
Zero
Drum - Parking
Electric
12-Volt Maintenance Free
Electric PTO Clutch/Brake
Refer to Engine Manual
7 (26.5)
Hydrostatic Drive
Mobil 1 15W-50 Synthetic
Yes
73 (185)
58 (147)
62 (157)
42 (106)
750 (340)
775 (352)
13 x 5
20 x 10
20 - 25 (138 -172)
12 -15 (83 -103)
Mechanical
44 (112)
48 (122)
1.5 - 5 (3.8 - 12.7)
0.5 (1.25)
500 (227)
50 (23)
GB-21
2-Year Limited Warranty
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com
Ariens Company warrants to the original purchaser that consumer products manufactured
by Ariens Company will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period
of two (2) years after the date of purchase, and will repair any defect in material or
workmanship, and repair or replace any defective part, subject to the conditions, limitations
and exclusions set forth herein.
The two-year duration of this warranty applies only if the product is put to ordinary,
reasonable, and usual personal, family, or household uses. If the product is put to any
business, commercial, or industrial use such as, but not limited to, commercial landscaping,
mowing or snow removal services, or golf course or park maintenance, or agricultural
or farmstead use, then the duration of this warranty is ninety (90) days after the date
of purchase, or one (1) year after the date of purchase if the product is labeled as a
Professional/Commercial Product. If any product is rented or leased, then the duration
of this warranty is ninety (90) days after the date of purchase.
Genuine Ariens service parts and accessories not purchased with the product covered
by this warranty, but which are later purchased and used with that product, are warranted
to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days
after date of purchase, and Ariens Company will repair or replace any such part or
accessory free of charge, except for labor, during that period.
This warranty is subject to the following conditions, limitations, and exclusions:
This warranty is valid only if the following conditions are
met:
• The purchaser must perform maintenance and minor
adjustments explained in the owner’s manual.
• The purchaser must promptly notify Ariens Company or an
authorized Ariens service representative of the need for
warranty service.
• Returning the product registration card to Ariens Company
will enable the company to contact the registrant with repair
or replacement part information.
This warranty is subject to the following limitations:
• The purchaser must transport the product to and from the
place of warranty service.
• Warranty service must be performed by an authorized Ariens
service representative. (To find an authorized Ariens service
representative, contact Ariens Company at the website,
number or address above.)
• Batteries are warranted only for a period of twelve (12)
months after date of purchase, on a prorated basis. For the
first ninety (90) days of the warranty period, a defective
battery will be replaced free of charge. If the applicable
warranty period is more than 90 days, Ariens Company will
cover the prorated cost of any defective battery, for up to
twelve (12) months after the date of purchase.
LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND DAMAGES
Ariens Company’s liability under this warranty, and under any
implied warranty that may exist, is limited to repair of any
defect in workmanship, and repair or replacement of any
defective part. Ariens Company shall not be liable for incidental,
special, or consequential damages (including lost profits).
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
The following items are not covered by this warranty:
• Engines and engine accessories are covered only by the
warranty made by the engine manufacturer, and are not
covered by this warranty.
• If the product is equipped with a Peerless gearbox and/or
transmission, the gearbox and/or transmission are covered
only by the warranty made by Peerless, and are not covered
by this warranty.
• If the product is equipped with a Hydro-Gear transmission
and/or Hydro-Gear drive components, the Hydro-Gear
transmission and/or drive components are covered only by
the warranty made by Hydro-Gear, and are not covered by
this warranty.
• Parts that are not genuine Ariens service parts are not
covered by this warranty.
• Shoes, runners, scraper blades, shear bolts, string trimmer
height guide, mower blades, mower vanes, trimmer line,
headlights, light bulbs are not covered by this warranty.
• Any defect which is the result of misuse, alteration, improper
assembly, improper adjustment, neglect, or accident is not
covered by this warranty.
• Products which were not purchased in the United States,
Puerto Rico, or Canada are not covered by this warranty. In
all other countries, contact place of purchase.
DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER WARRANTY
Ariens Company makes no warranty, express
or implied, other than what is expressly made
in this warranty. If the law of your state provides
that an implied warranty of merchantability, or
an implied warranty of fitness for particular
purpose, or any other implied warranty, applies
to Ariens Company, then any such implied
warranty is limited to the duration of this
warranty. Some states do not allow limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Form: ALW2-122002
GB-22
GB-23
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-4664
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.