Weed Eater HD13538 Operator`s manual

IMPORTANT MANUAL
Do Not Throw Away
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
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MODEL:
Read this Manual and follow all Warnings and
Safety Instructions. Failure to do so can result
in serious injury.
HD13538
LAWN TRACTOR
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION
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SAFETY
RULES
Practices for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE
TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire
and place wire where it cannot contact
spark plug.
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in neutral, you may lose control of the
WARNING:
Do not coast down a hill
tractor.
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WARNING: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use common sense
when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope,
is dangerous. Tires can lose traction
with the ground and cause you to lose
control of your tractor.
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WARNING
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
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birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WARNING
II. SLOPE
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive
after handling.
I. GENERAL
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Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher,
discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and
working.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always
turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine
and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before
cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or
unclogging the discharge guard.
Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial
light.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine
into a trailer or truck.
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above,
are involved in a large 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.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for wheel
weights or counterweights.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris
build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts
and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause build-up to occur.
Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or
storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
harm. Wash hands
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OPERATION
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual before starting.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under
the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at
all times.
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the
instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blades.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and behind before and while backing.
Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid
discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the
blades when crossing gravel surfaces.
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and
tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or
death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it,
do not mow it.
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction.
Always keep the machine in gear when going down
slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the
tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction,
which could cause the machine to roll over.
Use extra care while operating machine with grass
catchers or other attachments; they can affect the
stability of the machine. Do no use on steep slopes.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments.
The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over
the edge or if the edge caves in.
SAFETY
RULES
Practices for Ride-On
Safe Operation
II1.CHILDREN
GENERAL SERVICE
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Never operate machine in a closed are.
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Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment
is in safe working condition.
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Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
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Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuelsoaked debris. Allow machine to cool before storing.
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If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the
machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
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Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine
running.
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Check grass catcher components and the discharge
guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.
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Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
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Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service
as required.
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Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to
the presence of children. Children are often attracted to
the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
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Keepchildren out of the mowing areaand in the watchful
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
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Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
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Before and while backing, look behind and down for
small children.
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Never carrychildren, even with the blades shut off. They
may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who have been given
rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing
area for another ride and be run over or backed over
by the machine.
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Never allow children to operate the machine.
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Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may block your view of a
child.
IV. TOWING
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Mowers
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 recommendation 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 traction and loss of control.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
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V. SERVICE
SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE
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To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
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Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other
sources of ignition.
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Use only approved gasoline container.
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Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling.
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Never fuel the machine indoors.
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Never store the machine or fuel container where there
is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water
heater or other appliances.
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Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or
trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers
on the ground away from your vehicle when filling.
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Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer
and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment with a portable container, rather
than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
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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.
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If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
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Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten
securely.
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Before and while backing, look behind and down for
small children.
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Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across.
Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the
tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades,
shift into reverse and back down slowly.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
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Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and behind before and while backing.
Never carry child ren, even with the blades shut off. They
may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who have been given
rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing
area for another ride and be run over or backed over
by the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline Capacity
and Type:
1.25 Gallons
Unleaded Regular
Oil Type (API-SG-SL):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
3.0 Pints
Spark Plug:
(Gap: .030")
Champion RC12YC
Ground Speed (MPH):
Forward:
1st
2rid
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse:
1.1
1.4
2.2
3.3
4.4
4.9
1.4
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
12 PSI
Charging System:
3 Amps Battery
5 Amps Headlights
Battery:
AMP/HR:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Blade Torque:
45-55 FT. LBS.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a new tractor.
It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/
department. We have competent, well-trained technicians
and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
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RESPONSIBILITIES
Read and observe the safety rules.
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining,
and using your tractor.
Follow the instructions under"Maintenance"
age" sections of this owner's manual.
caring for
and "Stor-
WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any
u nimp roved forest-cove red, b rush -cove red o r g rass-cove red
land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if
any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
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A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your
nearest authorized service center/department.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES .........................................................
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 4
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ................................. 4
ASSEMB LY .................................................................
6-8
OPERATION .............................................................
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 15
MAINTENANCE .....................................................
15-18
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 19-23
STORAGE ....................................................................
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TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................ 25-26
WARRANTY .................................................................
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CONTENTS
Steering
OF HARDWARE
PACK
Wheel
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
teering
Boot
m
(1) Lock
Washer 1/2
Steering
Wheel
Insert
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(1) Bolt
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Steering
Wheel
Adapter
(1) Large Flat
Washer
Steering
Extension
Shaft
1
Key
(2) Keys
Slope Sheet
(1) 5/16_
Lock Washer
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 4
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ASSEMBLY
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.
To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use
the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
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(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) 3/4" wrench
Pliers
Utility knife
Tire pressure gauge
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When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means
when you are in the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
CARTON
UNPACK
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CARTON
Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton.
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Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton.
Remove end panels and lay side panels flat.
Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and
remove.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
SKID
ATTACH STEERING
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SHAFT
LOWER
STEERING
SHAFT-
FROM
5- "-_. -.
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TAB
SLOTS
WHEEL (See Fig. 1)
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT
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WASHER
FROM
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STEERING/WHEEL
5116 HEX BOLT
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5/16 LOC K
FIG. 1
Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.
Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and
push down to secure.
INSTALL
SEAT
(See Fig. 2)
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt.
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Remove adjustment bolt, lock washer and flat washer
securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for
assembly of seat to tractor.
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Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard.
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Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is
positioned over large slotted hole in pan.
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Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and
pull seat towards rear of tractor.
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Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment bolt, Iockwasher and flat washer loosely. Do not
tighten
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Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.
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Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached
which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the
way down.
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Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
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Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
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Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
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Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel
and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension.
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Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter.
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Assemble large flat washer, 5/16 lock washer, 5/16 hex
bolt and tighten securely.
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Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering
wheel.
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Remove protective materials from tractor hood and
grill.
IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES IN
SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR IS TO
ROLL OFF SKID.
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ASSEMBLY
SEAT
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid.
Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the
tractor from the skid.
SHOULDER
BOLT
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of
controls)
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Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever
to its highest position.
Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake
pedal.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Roll tractor forward off skid.
Remove banding holding deflector shield up against
tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF
eration section for location
controls)
FLATWASHER
LOCKWASHER
SKID (See Opand function
of
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all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in
front of tractor is clear of other people and objects.
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Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed.
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Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.
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Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the parking brake.
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Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.
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Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever
to its highest position.
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Start the engine.After engine has started, move throttle
control to idle position.
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Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear.
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Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive
tractor off skid.
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ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
FIG. 2
CHECK
BATTERY
(See Fig. 3)
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Lift seat pan to raised position.
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If this battery is put into service after month and year
indicated on label (label located between terminals)
charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps.
(See "BATTERY" in MAINTENANCE section of this
manual for charging instructions).
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Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place
gearshift lever in neutral position.
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Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
SEAT PAN
LABEL
FIG. 3
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ASSEMBLY
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
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The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory
for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
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Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE
WISH TO ASSURE THATYOU RECEIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROMTHIS QUALITY
PRODUCT.
CHECK
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All assembly instructions have been completed.
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled. See"TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"inthe Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
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No remaining loose parts in carton.
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Battery is properly prepared and charged.
1 hour at 6 amps).
CHECK
BELTS
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Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
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All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were overinflated at the factory).
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Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
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Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
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Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:
DECK LEVELNESS
FOR
PROPER
POSITION
OF ALL
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed
correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that
the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE"
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
(Minimum
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
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Engine oil is at proper level.
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Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
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Become familiar with all controls, their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine.
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Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
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Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System (ROS) are working properly (See the
Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual).
OPERATION
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
ing.
Learn and understand their mean-
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REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
CHOKE
SLOW
FAST
IGNITION SWITCH
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ENGINE
4# 6
OFF
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
ENGINE
ON
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ENGINE START
PARKING
BRAKE
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PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
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LIGHTS ON
FUEL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
BATTERY
REVERSE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
FORWARD
BRAKE/CLUTCH
PEDAL
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
Models only)
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DANGER
indicates
will result
in death
LIFT
RULES SECTION)
a hazard which,
or serious
if not avoided,
injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
HOT SURFACES
indicates
if not avoided, could result
and/or property damage.
a hazard which,
in death,
serious
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property
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damage.
injury
OPERATION
KNOW YOU R TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
"ON"
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
THROTTLE/CHOKE
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CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
INDICATOR
PAR KING
BRAKE
GEAR SHIFT
LEVER
FIG. 4
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and
adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to
your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction
of the tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE - Locks clutch/brake pedal into the
brake position.
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)"ON"
POSITION - Allows operation of mower deck or other powered
attachment while in reverse.
THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL
controlling engine speed.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the
engine.
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- Used for starting and
OPERATION
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result
in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or
performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles
or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
BRAKE (See Fig. 5)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the
operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine.
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Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold.
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CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure.
TO USE THROTTLE
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
LEVER "ENGAGED"
POSITION
THROTTLE/
CHOKE
CONTROL
LEVER
TO MOVE FORWARD
(See Fig. 5)
IGNITION KEY
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
POSITION
LEVER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL "DRIVE"
POSITION
PARKING BRAKE
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
FIG. 5
STOPPING
TO ADJUST MOWER
(See Fig. 5)
(See Fig. 5)
GROUND DRIVE •
To stop ground drive, depress clutch/brake pedal into
full "BRAKE" position.
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Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position.
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4".
The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip
with the engine not running. These heights are approximate
and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
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The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2
inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
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For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches
in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired height.
ENGINE •
Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast)
position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and
full speed (fast) position, before stopping may cause engine
to "backfire".
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use.
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Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANY
POSITION OTHER THAN "OFF" WILL CAUSE THE BATTERY
TO BE DISCHARGED, (DEAD).
AND BACKWARD
The position of the attachment lift lever determines the
cutting height.
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Grasp lift lever.
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Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired
position.
MOWER BLADES •
To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever
to "DISENGAGED" position.
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(See Fig. 5)
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
gearshift lever.
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Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and
gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
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Move gearshift lever to desired position.
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Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.
IMPORTANT: BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP
BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS. FAILURE
TO DO SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR
TRANSAXLE.
PARKING BRAKE
"BRAKE"
POSITION
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
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Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
•
Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.
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OPERATION
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
"ENGAGED"
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System
(ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse
direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off
the engine unless ignition key is placed in the ROS "ON"
position.
POSITION
LIFT LEVER
HIGH POSITION
_I, WARNING: Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing is strongly discouraged. Turning the
ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the attachment
clutch engaged, should only be done when the operator
decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the
attachment engaged. Do not mow in reverse unless
absolutely necessary.
,'"
POSITION
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM •
Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and
hold.
•
•
•
•
SHIELD
With engine running, turn ignition key counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
Look down and behind before and while backing.
Move gear shift lever to reverse (R) position and slowly
release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.
When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the
ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position.
ROS "ON" POSITION
FIG. 6
TO OPERATE
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ENGINE "ON" POSITION
(NORMAL OPERATING)
MOWER
•
I
I
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
•
•
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
slower position.
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake.
•
Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have
allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart
movement.
•
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal.
Make all turns slowly.
(See Fig. 6)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with
the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged
will shut off the engine.You must remain fully and centrally
positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough,
rolling terrain or hills.
•
Select desired height of cut.
•
Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch
control.
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and
WARNING:
not any
driveslope.
up or down
do not drive Do
across
•
•
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
•
TO TRANSPORT
•
Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment
lift control.
•
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift
lever is in neutral (N) position.
Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH.
•
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed
and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying
hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
TOWING
MENTS
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and
comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous.Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.
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OPERATION
TO START ENGINE
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK
ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine
has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move
fuel from the tank to the engine.
•
Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake
pedal and set parking brake.
•
Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.
•
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
•
Move throttle control to choke (1"-,I)position.
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oil.
•
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
•
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the
dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until
"FULl" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
•
For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
•
To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in
this manual.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting
procedures below.
•
Insert key into ignition and turn keyclockwiseto"START"
position and release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen
seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control to fast position,
wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does
not start, move the throttle control back to the choke (
Ikl) position and retry.
ADD GASOLINE
•
Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not overfill.
Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a
minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce
valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel
in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure
fuel freshness.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above)
•
When engine starts, move the throttle control to the
fast position.
•
The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If
the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine
and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke
as described above.
i
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fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
CAUTION:
Wipe
off any spilled oil or
near
an open
flame.
(See Fig. 5)
I
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below)
•
When engine starts, allow engineto run with the throttle
control in the choke (1",1)
position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control to fast position.This
may require an engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
•
The attachments can also be used during the engine
warm-up period.
I
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING.
CAUTION:
Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas
can damage the fuel system of an engine while
in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel
system should be emptied before storage of
30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next
season. See Storage Instructions for additional
information. Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may
need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO
ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
13
OPERATION
MOWING TIPS
•
•
•
•
Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
machine. This will result in a more even distribution of
clippings and more uniform cutting.
When mowing large areas, start byturning to the right so
that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the
opposite direction making left hand turns until finished
(See Fig. 7).
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FIG. 7
•
•
•
•
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to
reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the
desired height.
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug
mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper
discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting
performance as well as the quality of cut desired.
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of
the attachment being used.
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MAINTENANCE
m
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
T
Check
Brake
Check
Tire
A
Check
C
Check/Replace
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Lubrication
0
Check
R
Clean
Battery
Check
Transaxle
Check
Mower
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
Change
for Loose Fasteners
Mower
Cooling
Oil (with
Air Screen
Inspect
Muffler/Spark
N
Replace
Oil Filter
E
Clean
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oil filter
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V_,2
(If equipped)
Cooling
V'2
Fins
Plug
Cartridge
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Filter
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free
battery.
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
@SPINDLE
The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have
been subjected to operatorabuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor
as instructed in this manual.
ZERK --
@FRONTWHEEL
BEARING
@FRONTWHEEL
BEARING ZERK
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•
•
•
•
•
CHART
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Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if you should make
any of the adjustments described in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
• At least once a year you should replace the spark plug,
clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts
for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better
and last longer.
BEFORE
V"
#
1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or
in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
GENERAL
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Air Filter Paper
Fuel
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oil filter)
Oil (without
Air Filter
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BEFORE
STORAGE
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Clean
Spark
EVERY
SEASON
v'
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v'4
v'
v"
Levelness
_
Replace
EVERY
100
HOURS
Blades
Level
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EVERY
50
HOURS
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EVERY
25
HOURS
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BEFORE
EACH
USE
EACH USE
@GEARSHIFT
PIVOTS
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@SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
15
@GENERAL
PURPOSE
@REFERTO
MAINTENANCE
GREASE
"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OIL OR GREASETHE PIVOT POINTS WHICH
HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS. VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL
ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF
THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS.
IF YOU FEEL THEY MUST
BE LUBRICATED, USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE TYPE
LUBRICANT SPARINGLY.
MAINTENANCE
TRACTOR
BLADE CARE
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace
bent or damaged blades.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest
speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved
surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
approved by the manufacturer of your
tractor. Using a blade not approved
CAUTION:
Use onlya replacement
blade
by
the manufacturer
of your tractor
is
hazardous, could damage your tractor
and void your warranty.
TIRES
•
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See"PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual).
•
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
•
BLADE
•
(See Fig. 8)
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade
with heavy cloth.
•
Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
•
Install new or resharpened blade with stamped "THIS
SIDE UP" facing deck and mandrel assembly.
IMPORTANT: TO ENSURE PROPER ASSEMBLY, CENTER
HOLE IN BLADE MUST ALIGN WITH STAR ON MANDREL
ASSEMBLY.
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to
slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local
parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and
corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND REVERSE OP-
•
Install and tighten blade bolt securely (45-55 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: SPECIAL BLADE BOLT HEAT TREATED.
ERATION SYSTEM (ROS)
Be sure operator presence and reverse operation systems
are working properly. If your tractor does not function as
described, repair the problem immediately.
•
The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is
fully depressed, and the attachment clutch control is
in the disengaged position.
BLADE
STAR
CENTER_
HOLE
--
BLADE BOLT
(SPECIAL)
CHECK OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
•
When the engineis running, anyattempt bytheoperator
to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
•
When the engine is running and the attachment clutch
is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
•
The attachment clutch should never operate unless
the operator is in the seat.
MANDREL
ASSEMBLY
FIG. 8
TO SHARPEN
CHECK REVERSE OPERATION (ROS) SYSTEM
•
When the engine is running with the ignition switch in
the engine "ON" position and the attachment clutch
engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should shut off the engine.
•
When the engine is running with the ignition switch in
the ROS "ON" position and the attachment clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse
should NOT shut off the engine.
ROS "ON" POSITION
REMOVAL
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.
BLADE
(See Fig. 9)
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if
you do, be sure the blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
•
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the
mower.
•
ENGINE "ON" POSITION
(NORMAL OPERATING)
To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter
steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a
cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.
•
Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt
or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal
position. If either end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.
16
MAINTENANCE
SAE VISCOSITY
GRADES
CENTER HOLE
I,
!
F
-20
c -_o
5/8" BOLT
BLADE
0
-20
TEMPERATURE
30
-1;
RANGE
32
40
60
;
ANTICIPATED
1;
BEFORE
80
_o
NEXT
100
1o
40
OIL CHANGE
oilviscchart
1
OR PIN
FIG. 10
BATTERY
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption when used above 32°E Check your engine
oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage
from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least
once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill
cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.
FIG. 9
You rtractor has a battery charging system whichis sufficient
for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend its life.
•
Keep battery and terminals clean.
•
Keep battery bolts tight.
•
Keep small vent holes open.
•
Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 10 and 11)
Determine temperature range expected before oil change.
All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL.
•
Be sure tractor is on level surface.
•
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
•
Catch oil in a suitable container.
•
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt
to enter the engine when changing oil.
•
Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install
the drain tube onto the fitting.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is
maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps
or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not
necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power.
•
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.
•
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
•
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright.
•
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
•
Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the
Service and Adjustment section of this manual).
OIL DRAIN VALVE
V-BELTS
CheckV-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours and
replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace
belts if they begin to slip from wear.
TRANSAXLE
FIG. 11
•
Unlock drain valve by pushing
counterclockwise.
•
•
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
After oil has drained completely, close and lock the
drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise
until the pin is in the locked position as shown.
Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the
bottom fitting of the drain valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which
can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
•
LUBRICATION
•
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
•
17
inward and turning
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level.
For accurate reading, insert dipstick into the tube
and push down firmly into place before removing.
Keep oil up to, but not over, the "FULL" line on dipstick. Push dipstick down firmly into the tube when
finished.
MAINTENANCE
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
IN-LINE
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent
engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush
or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum
fibers.
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required.
•
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections.
AIR FILTER
•
Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. See
Engine Manual.
•
•
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester
(if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
FUEL FILTER
(See Fig. 12)
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
CLAMP
CLAMP
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of use, whichever comes first.
Spark plug type and gap setting is shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
FUEL
FILTER
FIG. 12
CLEANING
•
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter.
•
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
•
We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure
washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or
transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use
compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves
and trash from tractor and mower.
18
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
MENTS:
AVOID SERIOUS
INJURY,
BEFORE
ANY SERVICE OR ADJUST• ARNING:
Depress TO
clutch/brake
pedal fully
and set
parking PERFORMING
brake.
•
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
•
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
•
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
•
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
•
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact
with plug.
_
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
TO INSTALL
MOWER
(See Fig. 13)
•
•
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to
its lowest position.
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring
off pulley bolt.
Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push
housing guide out of bracket.
Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring.
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs.
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor.
MOWER (See Fig. 13)
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right
side of tractor.
•
•
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and secure with
retainer springs..
•
Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and
secure with retainer springs.
•
Connect anti-swaybar to chassis bracket and secure
with retainer spring.
•
Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring.
•
Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt
and secure with small retainer spring.
•
Make sure belt is inside the belt keeper at the idler and
on both sides of the wire belt keeper as shown.
•
Install belt onto engine pulley.
IMPORTANT: CHECK BELT FOR PROPER ROUTING IN ALL
MOWER PULLEY GROOVES.
IMPORTANT:IF AN ATTACHMENTOTHERTHANTHE MOWER
DECK IS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE TRACTOR, REMOVE
THE FRONT LINKS AND HOOK THE CLUTCH SPRING INTO
SQUARE HOLE IN FRAME.
SMALL
WIRE BELT KEEPER
FLAT WASHER
SUSPENSION
CLUTCH SPRING
ARMS
BELT
SQUAREHOLE
RETAINER SPRING
ENGINE PULLEY
FRONT LINK
COLLAR
HOUSING
RETAINER SPRINGS
(BOTH SIDES)
LARGE
RETAINER
SPRING
BRACKET
DEFLECTOR
CLUTCH SPRING
FIG. 13
19
SHIELD
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO LEVEL MOWER
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground
or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If
tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 14 and 15)
•
Raise mower to its highest position.
•
At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height
from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A"
on both sides of mower should be the same or within
1/4" of each other.
•
•
•
•
•
•
To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F"from trunnion on
both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.The two front links must remain
equal in length.
Whendistance"D"isl/8"tol/2"loweratfrontthanrear,
tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links.
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
MANDREL
If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one
side of mower only.
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
FIG. 16
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower
height about 1/8".
•
Recheck measurements after adjusting.
BOTTOM EDGE
MOWER TO
° OUND
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
r
GBOUND
NUT"F"
NUT"E"
FIG. 14
SUSPENSION
TRUNNION
ARM
FRONT LINKS
LIFT LINK
FIG. 17
TO REPLACE
(See Fig. 18)
FIG. 15
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
(See Figs. 16 and 17)
IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE. IF THE
FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACKADJUSTMENT
IS NECESSARY,
BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS EQUALLY SO
MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE.
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL •
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
•
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to
its lowest position.
•
Roll belt off engine pulley.
•
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.
•
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION •
Work new belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler
pulleys.
•
Install new belt into engine pulley groove.
•
Make sure belt is inside the belt keeper at the idler and
on both sides of the wire belt keeper as shown.
IMPORTANT: CHECK BELT FOR PROPER ROUTING IN ALL
MOWER PULLEY GROOVES.
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8"
to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance
"D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
•
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length.
•
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
•
To lower front of mower loosen nut"E" on both front
links an equal number of turns.
20
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
BELT KEEPER
TO REPLACE
(See Fig. 20)
WIRE BELT KEEPER
MANDREL
PULLEY
o"""_
BELT REMOVAL •
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all
belt guides and keepers.
•
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
•
Remove belt downward from around engine pulley.
•
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt
upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
IDLER
PULLEYS
PULLEY
FIG. 18
TO CHECK AND ADJUST
(See Fig. 19)
•
BRAKE
Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt
away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION •
Carefully work new belt down between transaxle belt
keepers and onto the input pulley.
•
Slide belt into the center span keeper.
•
Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll around the top
groove of engine pulley.
•
Install belt through stationary idler and clutching
idler.
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest
speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved
surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK BRAKE
•
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface,
depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake.
•
Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.
•
•
The rear wheels must lock and skid when you tryto manually
push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all
belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual).
ENGINE
TO ADJUST BRAKE
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake.
•
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod.
•
DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
ENGINE
PULLEY
•
MOTION
CLUTCHING
IDLER •
STATIONARY
IDLER
If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn
nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam
nut against nut "A".
Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or
contact a qualified service center.
CENTER SPAN
KEEPER
TRANSAXLE
PULLEY
WITH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED"
FIG. 20
FIG. 19
21
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TRANSAXLE
GEAR SHIFT LEVER NEUTRALADJUSTMENT
(See Fig. 21)
RETAINING
RING
The transaxle should be in neutral when the gear shift
lever is in neutral (N) (lock gate) position. The adjustment
is preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed,
proceed as follows:
WASHERS
AXLE
•
Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move freely, the
transaxle is in neutral.
•
•
SQUARE KEY(REAR-WHEELON_)
Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear
wheel.
Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.
FIG. 22
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
(See Fig. 23)
•
Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position.
GEARSHIFT
BATTERY
erate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame
and smoking
materials
away from
WARNING:
Lead-acid
batteries
genbatteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
NEUTRAL
LOC K GATE
LEVER
_
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the Maintenance section
of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow
this procedure:
IMPORTANT: YOURTRACTOR IS EQUIPPEDWITH A 12 VOLT
SYSTEM. THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT
SYSTEM. DO NOT USEYOUR TRACTOR BATTERYTO START
OTHER VEHICLES.
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
FIG. 21
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES •
Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to
short against tractor chassis.
•
Connect one end of the BLACKcable to the NEGATIVE
(-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery.
•
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good
chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on
your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER •
BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
•
RED cable last from both batteries.
TO ADJUST
MENT
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGN-
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual.
TO REMOVE WHEEL
(See Fig. 22)
•
•
•
•
•
•
FOR REPAIRS
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose).
Repair tire and reassemble.
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. Insert square key.
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to
slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local
parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and
corrosion.
WEAK OR DEAD
BATTERY
FULLY CHARGED
BATTERY
FIG. 23
22
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
REPLACING
BATTERY
TO REPLACE
(See Figs. 24 and 25'
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The
fuse holder is located behind the dash.
WARNING: Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals
at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets,
wristwatch bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
•
•
•
•
•
FUSE
TO REMOVE HOOD
(See Fig. 26)
ASSEMBLY
•
Raise hood.
•
•
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. G rasp hood at sides, tilt toward
engine and lift off of tractor.
To replace, reverse above procedure.
•
Lift seat pan to raised position.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery
cable and carefully remove battery from tractor.
Install new battery with terminals in same position as
old battery.
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal
with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal.
AND GRILL
HOOD
\
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
w'RE
®
SEAT PAN
FIG. 26
ENGINE
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
TO ADJUST
KEPS NUT
TO ADJUST
•
•
•
•
HEADLIGHT
BULB
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
CONTROL
CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not
operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems,
take your tractor to an authorized service center for repair
and/or adjustment.
NEGATIVE (BLACK) CABLE
FIG. 25
TO REPLACE
CHOKE
The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, see engne manual.
HEX
BOLT
POSITIVE (RED) CABLE
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, see engine manual.
FIG. 24
TERMINAL
COVER
CONTROL
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
•
Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the
Repair Parts section.
23
STORAGE
ENGINE
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end
of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days
or more.
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:ITIS IMPORTANTTOPREVENTGUM DEPOSITS
FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIALFUEL SYSTEM PARTSSUCH
AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK
DURING STORAGE. ALSO, EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT
ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING
ETHANOLOR METHANOL) CAN ATTRACTMOISTUREWHICH
LEADSTOSEPARATIONAND FORMATIONOFACIDS DURING
STORAGE. ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM
OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
WARNING: Never store the tractor with
or spark. Allowthe engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
_
TRACTOR
•
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower
is to be stored fora period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
•
Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
•
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
•
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this
manual.
•
•
•
•
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage.
Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to
allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty
the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
ENGINE
•
•
•
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
BATTERY
•
•
Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and let it run
until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
CYLINDER(S)
Fully charge the battery for storage.
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging.
To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during
long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
•
•
•
•
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into
cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds
to distribute oil.
Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
•
•
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
•
If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to
give protection from dust and dirt.
•
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVERTRACTORWHILE ENGINE AND
EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.
24
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
Hard to start
CORRECTION
1.
Out of fuel.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Engine not "CHOKED"
Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
10.
POINTS
properly.
1.
Fill fuel tank.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section.
Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section.
8.
9.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
10.
Contact an authorized
service center/department.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section.
8.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
8.
Contact an authorized
1.
2.
3.
4.
Clutch/brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence switch(es).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Depress clutch/brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Engine clicks but will not
start
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
Loss of power
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Cutting too much grass/too fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Raise cutting height/reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Clean/replace air filter.
Check oil level/change oil.
Clean and regap or change spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace muffler.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section.
Engine will not turn over
Excessive
vibration
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Spark plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
15.
1.
2.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
1.
2.
3.
part(s).
25
Contact an authorized
service center/department.
service center/department.
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Engine dies when
tractor is shifted
POINTS
CORRECTION
Reverse operation system
1.
(ROS) is not "ON" while
mower or other attachment
is engaged.
into reverse
Turn ignition key to
ROS "ON" position.
See Operation section.
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
engaged
1.
Faulty operator_safety presence control system.
1.
Check wiring, switches and connections. If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department.
Poorcut-uneven
1.
2.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
1.
2.
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
3.
4.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
5.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
3.
4.
5.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Mower blades will not
rotate
1.
Obstruction
1.
Remove obstruction.
2.
3.
4.
Worn/damaged mower drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
in clutch mechanism.
2.
3.
4.
Replace mower drive belt.
Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel.
Poor grass discharge
1.
2.
3.
4.
Engine speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Place throttle control in "FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Level mower deck.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
9.
10.
11.
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Check tires for proper air pressure.
Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed in this manual.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Light switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn light switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Battery will not charge
1.
2.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
1.
2.
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
3.
4.
Faulty regulator (if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
3.
4.
Replace regulator.
Replace alternator.
1.
Engine throttle control not set between half and
full speed (fast) position before stopping engine.
1.
Move throttle control between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping engine.
Engine "backfires"
when
turning engine "OFF"
26
LIMITED WARRANTY
The Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser that this product as manufactured is free from defects in materials and workmanship. For a period of two (2) years from date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser, we will repair or
replace, at our option, without charge for parts or labor incurred in replacing parts, any part which we find to be defective due
to materials or workmanship. This Warranty is subject to the following limitations and exclusions.
1.
This warranty does not apply to the engine, other than EHP manufactured transaxle/transmission
cept as noted below) or components parts thereof. Please refer to the applicable manufacturer's
components, battery (exwarranty on these items.
2.
Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser. Transportation charges for any parts submitted for replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser
unless such return is requested by Electrolux Home Products.
3.
Battery Warranty: On products equipped with a Battery, we will replace, without charge to you, any battery which we find
to be defective in manufacture, during the first ninety (90) days of ownership. After ninety (90) days, we will exchange the
Battery, charging you 1/12 of the price of a new Battery for each full month from the date of the original sale. Battery must
be maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished.
4.
The Warranty period for any products used for rental or commercial
purchase.
5.
This Warranty applies only to products which have been properly assembled, adjusted, operated, and maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished. This Warranty does not apply to any product which has been subjected to alteration,
misuse, abuse, improper assembly or installation, delivery damage, or to normal wear of the product.
6.
Exclusions: Excluded from this Warranty are belts, blades, blade adapters, normal wear, normal adjustments,
hardware and normal maintenance.
7.
In the event you have a claim under this Warranty, you must return the product to an authorized
purposes is limited to 90 days from the date of original
standard
service dealer.
Should you have any unanswered questions concerning this Warranty, please contact:
In Canada contact:
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
Outdoor Products Customer Service Dept.
1030 Stevens Creek Road
Electrolux Canada Corp.
7075 Ordan Drive
Augusta, GA 30907 USA
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
giving the model number, serial number and date of purchase of your product and the name and address of the authorized
dealer from whom it was purchased.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME TIME PERIODS STATED HEREIN FOR OUR EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. Some areas
do not allow the limitation of consequential damages or limitations of how long an implied Warranty may last, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which
vary from locale to locale.
This is a limited Warranty within the meaning of that term as defined in the Magnuson-Moss
27
Act of 1975.
S
RVICE
POLICY
TECUMSE_
Issued January 1980
Revised January 1991
WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTIES
FOR
NEW PEERLESS GEAR POWER TRAIN COMPONENTS
A. Products
Warranted
Peerless Gear and Machine Division of Tecumseh Products Company ("Tecumseh"), subject to the limitations contained below,
will, at its option, repair or replace, without charge for parts or labor only, any part of a new Power Train Component (which as used
herein means and includes the transaxle, gear box, transmission, differential and right angle drives, and any part of the Power Train
Component), EXCEPT any new Power Train Component incorporated in equipment used for commercial or rental purposes, which is
found upon examination by any Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet or by Tecumseh's factory in Grafton, Wisconsin, to be DEFECTIVE
IN MATERIAL AND/OR WORKMANSHIP if received by Tecumseh or a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet for such examination within
TWO YEARS from the date of sale to the original consumer purchaser of Peerless Series 820, 900, 910, 915, 920, 930 transaxles and
Series 1100 angle drive and ONEYEAR for all other Peerless products. New Power Train Components incorporated in equipment used for
commercial purposes are warranted in the same manner and to the same extent EXCEPT such Power Train Components are warranted
for NINETY (90) DAYS ONLY, and must be received by Tecumseh or by a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet for such examination
within 90 days from the date of sale to the original purchaser. New Power Train Components Incorporated in equipment used for rental
purposes are warranted in the same manner and to the same extent EXCEPT such Power Train Components are warranted for THIRTY
(30) DAYS ONLY, and must be received by Tecumseh or a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet within 30 days from the date of sale to
the original purchaser.
B. Products
And Items
Not Warranted
1.
Alterations or Modifications of Power Train Components.
2.
Accidents, Normal Maintenance, Failure to follow the Original Equipment Manufacturer's
Manual.
This warranty covers only parts of new Power Train Components which are found upon examination to be defective in material
or workmanship as delivered to the original purchaser. This warranty does not cover defects caused by depreciation or damage caused
by normal wear, accidents, improper maintenance, improper use or abuse of the product, failure to follow the instructions contained in
an Instruction Manual for the operation of the Power Train Component and parts. The cost of normal maintenance and replacement of
service items which are not defective shall be paid for by the original purchaser.
C. Securing Warranty Service
Warranty service can be arranged for by contacting either a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet (any Tecumseh Registered
Service Dealer, Tecumseh Authorized Service Distributor, or Tecumseh Central Warehouse Distributor) or by contacting Tecumseh, c/o
Service Manager, Engine and Transmission Group Service Division, 900 North Street, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024. Warranty service
can only be performed by a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet or by Tecumseh at its factory in Grafton, Wisconsin. At the time of
requesting warranty service, evidence must be presented of the date of sale to the original purchaser. The purchaser shall pay any
charges for making service calls and/or for transporting the product to and from the place where the inspection and/or warranty work
is performed. The purchaser shall be responsible for any damage or loss incurred in connection with the transportation of Power Train
Components and/or part(s) of the Power Train Components submitted for inspection and/or warranty work.
D. Limitation of Damages and Implied Warranties
The foregoing EXPRESSED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES. Neither Tecumseh nor any
of its affiliates makes any warranties, representations or promises, written or oral, as to the quality of the Power Train Component or any
of its parts, other than as set forth herein.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE EXTENTTHAT
EITHER MAY APPLY TO ANY PART(S) OF POWER TRAIN COMPONENTS, SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIODS
OF THE EXPRESSED WARRANTIES DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH A HEREOR IN NO EVENTWlLL TECUMSEH BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES AND/OR EXPENSES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation(s) or exclusion(s)
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to
state.
E. No Dealer Warranty
Tecumseh neither assumes nor authorizes any other person, natural or corporate, to assume for Tecumseh any other obligations
or liabilities in connection with or with respect to any part(s) of a Power Train Component. The seller or dealer of part(s) of a Power Train
Component has no authority, whatsoever, to make any representations or promises on behalf of Tecumseh or to modify the terms or
limitations of Tecumseh's warranty in any way.
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SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
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ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN
NOT ACROSS HILL
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15 DEGREES
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HILL,
MAX.
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
EATER
PARTS AND SERVICE
This product has been expertly engineered and carefully manufactured to rigid quality standards. As with all
mechanical products, some adjustments or part replacement may be necessary during the life of your unit.
For Parts and service, contact our authorized distributor: call 1-800-849-1297
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For replacement parts, have available the following information:
a.
Model Number/Manufacturer's
b.
Description of part.
I.D. Number
For Techical Assistance: call 1-800-829-5886
For a Parts Manual, go to our website: www.weedeater.com/support.asp
NOTE:
Electrolux Home Products provides parts and service through its authorized distributors and
dealers; therefore, all requests for parts and service should be directed to your local dealer(s).
The philosophy of Electrolux Home Products is to continually improve all of its products. If
the operating characteristics or the appearance of your product differs from those described
in this Manual, please contact your local dealer for updated information and assistance.