IMPORTANT MANUAL Do Not Throw Away OPERATOR'S MANUAL _l_ WARNING: 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 Visit our website: DURING OPERATION www.weedeater.com 403284 11.28.05 VB Printed in U.S.A. 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. • 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. • • • I in neutral, you may lose control of the WARNING: Do not coast down a hill tractor. I_) I I • • & 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. • • • • • 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 • 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 • • • • • • • • 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 • • 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. • • • • • • • 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 • Never operate machine in a closed are. • Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • 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. • If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • 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. • Keepchildren out of the mowing areaand in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. • Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • 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. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child. IV. TOWING • • • • • 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. • • • V. SERVICE SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE • To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition. • Use only approved gasoline container. • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. • Never fuel the machine indoors. • 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. • Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten securely. • • • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • • 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. • • • 3 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 • • • 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. 28 230 U1R A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest authorized service center/department. TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY RULES ......................................................... 2-3 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 4 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ................................. 4 ASSEMB LY ................................................................. 6-8 OPERATION ............................................................. 9-14 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 15 MAINTENANCE ..................................................... 15-18 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 19-23 STORAGE .................................................................... 24 TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................ 25-26 WARRANTY ................................................................. 27 4 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 I I (1) Bolt m 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 5 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. _--_:.,_,-._ / (1) 1/2" wrench (1) 3/4" wrench Pliers Utility knife Tire pressure gauge _i l 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 )--- CARTON Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton. • 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 t' SHAFT LOWER STEERING SHAFT- FROM 5- "-_. -. __ _ / ,_'_ TAB SLOTS WHEEL (See Fig. 1) ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT • • WASHER FROM • • STEERING/WHEEL 5116 HEX BOLT _:_,...,,--_IN SE RT _ 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. • Remove adjustment bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. • Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. • Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan. • Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor. • Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment bolt, Iockwasher and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat. • Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. • Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. • Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely. INSTALL STEERING WHEEL • Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. • Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. • Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. • Assemble large flat washer, 5/16 lock washer, 5/16 hex bolt and tighten securely. • Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. • 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. 6 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) • • SEAT PA_ • • • 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 _&WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow 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. • Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. • Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. • Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. • Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Start the engine.After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. • Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. • Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid. / ADJUSTMENT BOLT FIG. 2 CHECK BATTERY (See Fig. 3) • Lift seat pan to raised position. • 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). • Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position. • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. SEAT PAN LABEL FIG. 3 7 ASSEMBLY CHECK TIRE PRESSURE ,/CHECKL IS T The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • 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 ,/ 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. ,/ No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/ Battery is properly prepared and charged. 1 hour at 6 amps). CHECK BELTS ,/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/ All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/ front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/ 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: 8 ,/ Engine oil is at proper level. ,/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/ Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ,/ Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/ 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- I',,I R REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE SLOW FAST IGNITION SWITCH G ENGINE 4# 6 OFF REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) ENGINE ON o, i ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE 6 PARKING BRAKE LOCKED PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED t 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) & & & & 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 9 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 o o 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. 10 - 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. • Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. • 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. • (See Fig. 5) The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. • Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. • Move gearshift lever to desired position. • 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. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. 11 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 I I _III) 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. 12 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 I_ 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). f i[ _" 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. 14 MAINTENANCE m MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE T Check Brake Check Tire A Check C Check/Replace t 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 v' V" v' oil filter v' V_,2 (If equipped) Cooling V'2 Fins Plug Cartridge v' 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 I I I t • • • • • CHART I" _r " 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 v' VP1,2 Arrester Air Filter Paper Fuel v" v' oil filter) Oil (without Air Filter __ R_lace v' Oil Level Clean Replace BEFORE STORAGE v' Clean Spark EVERY SEASON v' v' v'4 v' v" Levelness _ Replace EVERY 100 HOURS Blades Level G Engine m EVERY 50 HOURS v' and Terminals Engine Engine EVERY 25 HOURS v' v" Chart Battery m m EVERY 8 HOURS /, r, Operation Pressure R Check Operator Presence & ROS Systern_ Change m BEFORE EACH USE EACH USE @GEARSHIFT PIVOTS I @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. 28 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ,s,s -. ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN NOT ACROSS HILL IO _D 15 DEGREES _b 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 • 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.