Ariens 911413-WAW 34 Specifications

Wide Area Walk Mower
Owner/Operator Manual
Manuel du Propriétaire/Utilisateur
Model
911413 – WAW 34
(Serial No. 013000 and up)
Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) or up to 10% MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) is
acceptable for use in this machine.
The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (E10) or 10% MTBE will void the product warranty.
Il est possible d'utiliser de l'essence contenant jusqu'à 10% d'éthanol (E10) ou 10% de MTBE
(éther méthyl-tertiobutylique) sur cette machine.
L'utilisation d'une essence contenant plus de 10% d'éthanol (E10) ou de 10% de MTBE annulent la
garantie.
ENGLISH
FRENCH
04081400B 4/12
Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Controls and Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Service Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . 20
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
INTRODUCTION
NON-ENGLISH MANUALS
THE MANUAL
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languages available for your
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Before using the unit, carefully and
completely read your manuals. The contents
will give you an understanding of safety
instructions and controls during normal
operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are
given from the operator’s position, facing the
direction of forward travel.
ENGINE MANUAL
The engine on this unit is covered by a
separate manual specific to the engine. This
manual is included in the literature package
that shipped with the unit. Refer to this
manual for engine service recommendations.
If the engine manual is not available, contact
the engine manufacturer for a replacement
manual.
SERVICE AND REPLACEMENT
PARTS
When ordering replacement parts or making
service inquiries, know the Model and Serial
numbers of your unit and engine.
Numbers are located on the product
registration form in the unit literature
package. They are also printed on a serial
number label, located on the frame of your
unit (Figure 1).
http://www.ariens.com
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UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Unit Serial
Number Label
Use only Ariens replacement parts.
Replacing any part on this vehicle with
anything other than an Ariens authorized
replacement part may adversely affect the
performance, durability, or safety of this unit
and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims
liability for any claims or damages, whether
warranty, property damage, personal injury or
death arising out of the use of unauthorized
replacement parts. To locate your nearest
Ariens Dealer, go to www.ariens.com on the
Internet.
DEALER DELIVERY
OM1600
Figure 1
• Record Unit Model and Serial numbers
here:
• Record Engine Model & Serial numbers
here:
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
The Ariens dealer must register the product
at the time of purchase. Registering the
product will help the company process
warranty claims or contact you with the latest
service information. All claims meeting
requirements during the limited warranty
period will be honored, whether or not the
product registration card is returned. Keep a
proof of purchase if you do not register your
unit.
Customer Note: If the Dealer does not
register your product, please fill out, sign and
return the product registration card to Ariens
or go to www.ariens.com on the Internet.
Dealer should:
1. Check that all assembly and
adjustments have been properly
completed.
2. Fill out Original Purchaser Registration
Card and return the card to
Ariens.Explain Ariens Limited Warranty
Policy.
3. Explain recommended lubrication and
maintenance. Advise customer on
adjustments. Remind customer to
change oil in 4 cycle engine crankcase
after first five (5) hours of operation.
4. Instruct customer on controls and
operation of unit. Discuss and
emphasize the Safety Rules. Give
customer Owner/Operator, Parts, and
Engine manuals. Advise customer to
thoroughly read and understand them.
DISCLAIMER
Ariens reserves the right to discontinue,
make changes to, and add improvements
upon its products at any time without public
notice or obligation.The descriptions and
specifications contained in this manual were
in effect at printing. Equipment described
within this manual may be optional. Some
illustrations may not apply to your unit.
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SAFETY
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, MAY RESULT in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be
used to alert against unsafe
practices.
WARNING: This cutting machine
is capable of amputating hands
and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the safety
instructions in the manuals and
on decals could result in serious
injury or death.
Slopes are a major factor related
to slip and fall accidents.
Operation on all slopes requires
extra caution.
Tragic accidents can occur if the
operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Never
assume that children will remain
where you last saw them.
Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive,
handle with care.
Stop unit and engine, remove key
(if equipped) and allow moving
parts to stop before leaving
operator’s position.
NOTATIONS
NOTE: General reference information for
proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or
information required to prevent damage to
unit or attachment.
PRACTICES AND LAWS
Practice usual and customary safe working
precautions, for the benefit of yourself and
others. Understand and follow all safety
messages. Be alert to unsafe conditions and
the possibility of minor, moderate, or serious
injury or death. Learn applicable rules and
laws in your area.
REQUIRED OPERATOR
TRAINING
SAFETY ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point
out important safety precautions.
They mean:
Attention!
Personal Safety Is Involved!
Original purchaser of this unit was instructed
by the seller on safe and proper operation. If
anyone other than the original purchaser will
use the unit, ALWAYS provide this manual
and any needed safety training before
operation.
Become Alert!
Obey The Message!
The safety alert symbols above and signal
words below are used on decals and in this
manual.
Read and understand all safety messages.
DANGER: IMMINENTLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, WILL RESULT in death or
serious injury.
WARNING: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, COULD RESULT in
death or serious injury.
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SAFETY DECALS AND
LOCATIONS
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged safety
decals. Refer to Figure 2 for safety decal
locations.
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KEEP HANDS and FEET AWAY
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Figure 2
1. DANGER!
To avoid dismemberment
hazard do not put hands
near moving belts.
DANGER!
Keep hands away from all
rotating or moving parts.
Read and understand the
operator’s manual before
operating unit.
1.1 Dismemberment Hazard
Keep all guards and
shields in place.
To avoid dismemberment
hazard do not put hands
near rotating blades.
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1.2 Discharge Hazard
2. DANGER!
Discharge Hazard –
NEVER operate unit
without discharge chute in
operating position. Thrown
objects can cause injury or
damage.
Discharge Hazard –
NEVER direct discharge
toward people, pets or
property. Thrown objects
can cause injury or
damage.
Do not operate mower
unless all guards are in
operating position or
bagger is attached.
Keep children and others
away from unit while unit is
in operation.
Do not operate mower
unless guards are in
operating position or entire
bagger is attached.
3. DANGER!
Discharge Hazard NEVER direct discharge
toward people, pets or
property. Thrown objects
can cause injury or
damage.
1.3 Tipping Hazard
SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH MAY RESULT
FROM MACHINE
ROLLOVER
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Dismemberment Hazard –
NEVER stick hands or feet
under deck or shielded
areas.
Failure to follow these instructions
could result in serious injury or
death
Do not operate machine on steep
slopes or near drop offs
Avoid sharp and/or quick turns
Shut off engine, remove
key, and read manual
before servicing or making
adjustments to unit.
DO NOT operate on
slopes.
Keep children and others
away from unit while unit is
in operation.
Look down and behind
before and while moving
backward.
DO NOT step or stand in
this area.
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SAFETY RULES
4. DANGER!
Read the operator’s
manual.
Keep children and others
away from unit while
operating.
Never direct discharge
toward other people.
Thrown objects can cause
injury.
Shut off engine, remove
key, and read manual
before servicing or making
adjustments to unit.
Wear appropriate hearing
protection.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
This equipment and/or its engine may include
exhaust and evaporative emissions control
system components required to meet U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and/or California Air Resources Board
(CARB) regulations. Tampering with
emission controls and components by
unauthorized personnel may result in severe
fines or penalties. Emission controls and
components can only be adjusted by an
Ariens Company dealer or an authorized
engine manufacturer's service center.
Contact your Ariens Company Equipment
Retailer concerning emission controls and
component questions.
If unit is to be used by someone other than
original purchaser; loaned, rented or sold,
ALWAYS provide this manual and any
needed safety training before operation.
Learn applicable rules and laws in your area,
including those that may restrict the age of
the operator.
Read, understand and follow all safety
practices in Owner/Operator Manual before
beginning assembly. Failure to follow
instructions could result in personal injury
and/or damage to unit.
If the operator or the mechanic cannot read
the manual, it is the owner’s responsibility to
explain it to them. Only the user can prevent
and is responsible for accidents or injuries
occurring to themselves, other people or
property.
ALWAYS remove key (if equipped) and
disconnect wire from spark plug before
assembly. Unintentional engine start up can
cause death or serious injury.
Complete a walk around inspection of unit
and work area to understand:
• work area
• your unit
• all safety decals.
Clear work area of stones, sticks, wire and
foreign objects which might be picked up and
thrown. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Know the work area. Stay alert for holes,
rocks, rough terrain and hidden hazards.
Keep away from drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments that could cause operator to
lose footing or control of unit.
ALWAYS be aware of traffic when operating
along streets or curbs.
Keep work area clear of all persons, children
and pets.
Keep children out of the work area and under
the watchful care of a responsible adult.
ALWAYS operate unit when there is good
visibility and light.
DO NOT mow wet grass.
ALWAYS be sure of your footing. Keep a firm
hold on handlebar. Walk, NEVER run.
Engine/blade control feature on mower stops
engine and blade within 5 seconds whenever
operator releases PTO lever. Check this
feature frequently. If feature fails to operate,
disconnect spark plug wire and adjust or have
it repaired before using unit.
Only trained adults may operate or service
unit. Training includes actual operation. The
owner is responsible for training users.
NEVER operate after or during the use of
medication, drugs or alcohol. Unit requires
complete and unimpaired attention.
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NEVER allow children to use or service
mower.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from
rotating parts. Rotating parts can cut off body
parts.
ALWAYS keep hands away from pinch points.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause death
or serious injury. DO NOT run engine in an
enclosed area.
ALWAYS protect eyes, face, and body with
adequate safety gear and protective clothes.
Wear sturdy footwear, gloves, a hard hat and
safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields while operating mower.
Wear appropriate hearing protection.
NEVER operate mower barefoot or when
wearing open sandals or canvas shoes.
NEVER wear loose clothes, long hair or
jewelry that may get caught in rotating parts.
ALWAYS stand clear of discharge when
operating unit.
NEVER direct discharge toward bystanders.
Operator is responsible for bystander safety.
DO NOT touch hot parts. Allow parts to cool.
Keep safety devices or guards in place and
functioning properly. NEVER modify or
remove safety devices.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions
in the manual and on the machine before
starting. Understand:
• How to operate all controls
• The functions of all controls
• How to STOP in an emergency.
DO NOT attempt to start your engine until
you know what the controls do and how they
work.
DO NOT tilt mower when starting it.
Keep feet away when starting engine.
DO NOT start the engine or operate mower
without side discharge cover or side
discharge deflector installed.
Never leave a running unit unattended.
Take all possible precautions when leaving
unit unattended.
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key
(electric start models) and disconnect spark
plug wire to prevent accidental starting or
unauthorized use.
Stop engine if anyone enters the work area.
NEVER attempt to make any adjustments to
unit while engine is running (except where
specifically recommended). Stop engine,
remove key (electric start models) and wait
for all moving parts to stop before servicing.
DO NOT make cutting height wheel
adjustments while the engine is running.
If you strike an object, or if equipment
vibrates abnormally, stop engine at once, wait
for moving parts to stop and disconnect wire
from spark plug. Repair any damage before
restarting unit.
Stop engine before removing and emptying
grass bag.
When mulching or bagging, ALWAYS install
discharge cover.
When side discharging, ALWAYS install side
discharge deflector.
ALWAYS shut off engine, allow blade to stop
and disconnect spark plug wire before
clearing clogs or cleaning unit.
Check grass bag for wear, damage, and/or
deterioration. Replace only with Ariens
original equipment replacement parts for
safety.
To reduce fire hazard and overheating, keep
equipment free of grass, leaves, debris or
excessive lubricants.
Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects which
may obscure vision.
DO NOT mow at too fast a rate. DO NOT
change engine governor setting or overspeed the engine.
Do not operate mower on gravel or loose
material such as sand. Stop mower when
crossing drives, walks, or roads to prevent
damage or injury from thrown objects.
DO NOT pull mower backwards unless
absolutely necessary. Look down and back,
especially for small children, before and while
moving backwards.
On self-propelled models, releasing wheel
drive control must stop mower’s forward
movement. If this feature fails to operate,
disconnect spark plug wire and repair before
using unit.
On self-propelled models, wheel drive must
be disengaged when starting engine.
NEVER leave unit unattended on a slope.
Chock wheels if parking on a slope.
Mow across the face of slopes, never up and
down. Be especially cautious when changing
direction on slopes.
This product is equipped with an internal
combustion engine. DO NOT use on or near
any unimproved, forest or brush covered land
unless the exhaust system is equipped with a
spark arrestor meeting applicable local, state
or federal laws. A spark arrestor, if used,
must be maintained in effective working order
by the operator. See your Ariens Dealer or
engine manufacturer’s service center.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are
explosive. Handle with care. Use only an
approved gasoline container with an
appropriately sized dispensing spout.
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NO Smoking!
NO Sparks!
NO Flames!
Allow engine to cool before filling fuel
tank.
Properly remove fuel before tipping unit.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from
your vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel
it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the
fuel tank or container opening at all times until
fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lockopen device.
Check fuel supply before starting engine.
DO NOT fill gasoline tank indoors, when
engine is running, or while engine is hot.
Allow engine to cool several minutes before
removing fuel cap.
DO NOT overfill. Allow about 1/4" (6 mm) of
tank space for fuel expansion.
Replace gasoline tank cap securely and
clean any spilled fuel before starting engine.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
NEVER store fuel inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
ALWAYS drain fuel outdoors away from
ignition sources.
ALWAYS shut off engine and remove key
when transporting unit on a truck or trailer.
Avoid Electric Shock. DO NOT disconnect
wire from spark plug while engine is running.
Do NOT put battery in fire or mutilate.
Explosive Gases!
NO flames, NO sparks, NO smoking, near
battery.
Poisonous battery fluid contains sulfuric acid.
Contact with skin, eyes or clothing can cause
severe chemical burns.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective
gear near battery.
ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of
children.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
Charge batteries in an open, well-ventilated
area, away from spark and flames. Unplug
charger before connecting or disconnecting
battery. Wear protective clothing and use
insulated tools.
Accidental engine start up can cause death or
serious injury. Except where specifically
recommended, ALWAYS stop engine,
remove key (electric start models), wait for
moving parts to stop, allow parts to cool and
disconnect spark plug wire before inspecting,
servicing, adjusting or repairing unit.
Keep mower free of grass, leaves, or other
debris build-up.
Keep equipment in good condition.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
Follow engine manufacturer’s safety
instruction when servicing engine.
Check all hardware at regular intervals,
especially blade attachment bolts. Keep all
hardware properly tightened.
An extension spring, when extended, stores
energy and can be dangerous. Always use
tools specifically designed for installing or
removing an extension spring. Always
compress or extend springs slowly.
Before tipping unit, remove fuel and battery (if
equipped).
Use extra care when loading or unloading
unit onto trailer or truck.
Ensure all wheel blocks, jack stands and tie
downs will support unit during maintenance.
Replace worn-out mufflers immediately.
Continued use could result in fire or
explosion.
Sharp edges can cut or amputate fingers or a
hand. Wrap blade or wear sturdy gloves to
service.
Only replace blades. NEVER straighten or
weld blades.
Use only replacement parts designed for your
unit. See your Ariens Dealer.
Allow engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
ALWAYS clean unit before extended storage.
See engine manual for proper storage.
DO NOT store unit inside a building with fuel
in the fuel tank where any ignition sources
are present.
Use only accessories which have been
approved by Ariens and are properly
installed.
Use only accessories or attachments that are
designed for your unit and that can be used
safely on your terrain.
Check attachments frequently and replace
worn or damaged components with
manufacturer’s recommended parts.
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ASSEMBLY
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
ASSEMBLY
1. Remove all packing materials and straps
from unit.
2. Remove lower pair of nuts and bolts
from the handlebars.
3. Rotate the handlebar into the operating
position.
4. Replace the nuts removed in step 2 and
then tighten.
5. Rotate emission component shelf to
horizontal position. Tighten upper
handlebar bolts.
CARTON CONTENTS
1
2
1. Mower Unit
2. Literature Pack with
Installation Hardware
Figure 3
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6. Check engine crankcase oil level. See
engine manual.
7. Connect the battery ground cable (–) to
the negative battery terminal.
8. Fill fuel tank. DO NOT OVERFILL! (See
FILLING THE FUEL TANK on page 15).
NOTE: After the first twenty-five hours of
operation, belt wear may require the PTO
clutch cable and the drive control cables to be
adjusted. See Forward/Reverse Drive
Controls on page 20 and Wheel Drive Belts
on page 21.
IMPORTANT: Do not operate the unit without
understanding how the controls work and
how to safely start, stop and operate the unit.
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3
2
3
2
1. Handlebar Folded Down
2. Upper Handlebar Bolts
3. Emission Component Shelf
Figure 4
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1. Negative (–) Battery Cable
Figure 5
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
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Figure 6
1. PTO Clutch Lever
2. Parking Brake Release Lever
3. Forward Drive Control
4. Reverse Drive Control
5. Handlebars
6. Fuel Tank and Cap
7. Height Adjustment Spacers
8. Muffler
9. Oil Fill/Dipstick
10. Air Filter
11. Fuel Filter
12. Belt Cover
13. Ignition Key
14. Safety Start Switch
15. Throttle/Choke Control
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OPERATION
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
PTO Disengaged: Mower blades
stop rotating.
See Figure 6 for locations.
WARNING: Improper operation
can lead to injury. Learn what the
controls do and how they work.
Thoroughly read and understand
entire Operator Manual.
PTO Engaged: Hold down the lock
lever and then hold clutch lever
against handlebar to engage the
clutch and start the mower blades.
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Parking Brake Lever (Right Hand
Lever)
DANGER: Avoid injury from
rotating blade.
ALWAYS shut off engine before
adjusting cutting height.
Hold the parking brake lever against the
handlebar to release the wheel lock pin and
operate the unit.
Release the parking brake lever to engage
wheel lock pin and prevent the unit from
rolling forward or backward.
IMPORTANT: The wheel lock pin prevents
the unit from rolling forward or backward. The
unit can still pivot from side to side.
Cutting Height Settings Chart
Spacers
Cut Grass Length
Below Caster
Arms
0
Parking Brake Engaged: Unit will
not roll forward or backward.
Parking Brake Disengaged: Hold
lever against handlebar to operate
the unit.
PTO Clutch Lever (Left Hand Lever)
Hold down the lock lever and then squeeze
the PTO clutch lever against the handlebar to
engage the clutch and start the mower
blades.
Release the clutch lever to stop the blades.
NOTE: The lock lever prevents the PTO
clutch lever from being squeezed
accidentally. It will engage each time you
release the clutch lever.
1-3/4" (44.4 mm)
1
2" (50.8 mm)
2
2-1/2" (63.5 mm)
3
2-3/4" (69.8 mm)
4
3" (76.2 mm)
5
3-1/4" (82.6 mm)
6
3-1/2" (88.9 mm)
NOTE: Placing the spacers above the caster
arm lowers the deck and decreases cutting
height. Placing the spacers below the caster
arm raises the deck and increases the cutting
height.
To change cutting height, remove the lock pin
from the top of the caster fork. Raise the
caster arm high enough to expose the flats
and lower pin hole on the caster fork spindle.
Insert the lock pin into the lower hole to
support the arm while adjusting the cutting
height spacers (Figure 7).
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Lock Pin
Remove the
spacers from
the stack.
Flats
Spacers
Secure spacers
above the
caster arm with
the lock pin.
Figure 7
Align the open ends of the spacers with the
flats on the caster spindle and remove the
spacers one at a time until enough are left at
the bottom for the desired cutting height.
Remove the lock pin while supporting the
caster arm. Lower the arm on top of the
remaining spacers. Put the spacers that were
removed in the caster spindle above the
support tube as shown (Figure 8).
Reinstall the lock pin into the top hole and flip
over the lock ring to secure the remaining
spacers and pin.
NOTE: Set both wheels at the same height
for a level cut.
NOTE: Axle positions are set at the
factory. There should be no need to
change the axle position in the caster
in normal use or maintenance.
Figure 8
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Forward Drive Control
(Lower Right Hand Control)
Reverse Drive
Control
CAUTION: Unit will move at
engine start if the wheel drive
controls are engaged. ALWAYS
release the wheel drive controls
before starting unit.
NOTE: Engine must be running for wheel
drive to propel unit.
To drive forward:
Hold the parking brake lever against the
handlebar and slowly squeeze and hold the
forward drive control. Hold the forward drive
control against the handlebar for fastest
speed.
To stop:
Release forward drive control.
Parking Brake
Lever
GO
Forward Drive
Control
STOP
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Reverse Drive Control
(Side Right Hand Control)
CAUTION: Unit will move at
engine start if the wheel drive
controls are engaged. ALWAYS
release the wheel drive controls
before starting unit.
To drive in reverse:
Hold the parking brake lever against the
handlebar and slowly squeeze and hold the
reverse drive control. Hold the reverse drive
control against the handlebar for fastest
speed.
To stop:
Release reverse drive control.
STOP
GO
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FILLING THE FUEL TANK
To add fuel to fuel tank:
1. Clean fuel caps and surrounding area to
prevent dust, dirt, and debris from
entering fuel tanks.
2. Remove fuel caps.
IMPORTANT: Refer to Engine Manual for
correct type and grade of fuel.
3. Fill fuel tank to the bottom of filler neck
(see SPECIFICATIONS on page 28 for
fuel tank capacity).
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERFILL! This
equipment and/or its engine may include
evaporative emissions control system
components, required to meet EPA and/or
CARB regulations, that will only function
properly when the fuel tank has been filled to
the recommended level. Overfilling may
cause permanent damage to evaporative
emissions control system components. Filling
to the recommended level ensures a vapor
gap required to allow for fuel expansion. Pay
close attention while filling the fuel tank to
ensure that the recommended fuel level
inside the tank is not exceeded. Use a
portable gasoline container with an
appropriately sized dispensing spout when
filling the tank. Do not use a funnel or other
device that obstructs the view of the tank
filling process.
4. Replace fuel cap and tighten.
5. ALWAYS clean up spilled fuel.
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GASOLINE
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS use gasoline that
meets the following guidelines:
• Clean, fresh gasoline.
• A minimum of 87 octane/87 AKI (91
RON). High altitude use may require a
different octane. Consult your engine
manual.
• Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol
(gasohol) or up to 10% MTBE (methyl
tertiary butyl ether) is acceptable.
• Use of any gasoline other than those
approved above will void the engine
warranty. If the pumps are not marked
for the content of alcohol or ethers,
check ethanol and MTBE levels with
the fuel supplier.
• Do not modify the fuel system to use
different fuels.
• Never mix oil and gasoline.
NOTE: All gasoline is not the same. If the
engine experiences starting or performance
problems after using a new gasoline, switch
to a different fuel provider or fuel brand.
IMPORTANT: Excessively oxygenated or
reformulated fuels (fuels blended with
alcohols or ethers) can damage the fuel
system or cause performance problems. If
any undesirable operating problems occur,
use a gasoline with a lower percentage of
alcohol or ether.
To stop the mower in an emergency:
1. Release the PTO clutch lever and the
parking brake lever.
2. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF"
position.
3. Allow all moving parts to stop before
leaving operator’s position.
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
WARNING: Improper operation
can lead to injury. Learn what the
controls do and how they work.
Thoroughly read and understand
entire Operator Manual.
See Figure 6 for all Controls and Features.
NOTE: Start engine on a level surface that is
free of debris.
Electric Start
1. Check each item under Before Each
Use in the MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
on page 17.
2. Place throttle control in the choke
position. Once the engine has started,
place throttle in the high speed detent.
3. Hold down the safety switch on the dash
panel and turn the ignition key to the
Start position.
4. Release the key and the safety switch
once engine starts.
Fuel Stabilizer
Gasoline left in the fuel system for extended
periods without a stabilizer will deteriorate,
resulting in gum deposits in the system.
These deposits can damage the carburetor
and the fuel hoses, filter and tank. Prevent
deposits from forming in the fuel system
during storage by adding a quality fuel
stabilizer to the fuel. Follow the
recommended mix ratio found on the fuel
stabilizer container.
EMERGENCY STOPPING
WARNING: Operating unit on
slopes may lead to loss of
steering control. When operating
on slopes be prepared to react to
an emergency situation.
1. Return steering levers to neutral position
2. Immediately set parking brake
3. Turn off PTO and engine
NOTE: The engine will run after the clutch
and parking brake levers are released.
ALWAYS shut off the engine with the ignition
key and remove the key before leaving the
operator’s position.
Shut Off
1. Release the PTO clutch lever, the
parking brake lever, and the wheel drive
controls and allow unit to stop
completely.
2. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF"
position.
Mowing Tips
Cut grass when it is dry.
Keep mower blades sharp.
Do not set cutting height too low. For tall
grass, mow twice.
Do not mow too fast.
Mow with engine at full throttle. Discharge
clippings into areas already cut.
Vary cutting pattern with each mowing.
NOTE: To prevent dirt and grass from
collecting on mower pan, avoid operating
over bare ground with only patches of grass.
Mulching Tips
For best mulching performance, cut no more
than 1 inch (2.54 cm) of grass per cutting.
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MAINTENANCE
CHECK PTO CLUTCH LEVER
CONTROL
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Ariens Dealers will provide any service, parts
or adjustments which may be required to
keep your unit operating at peak efficiency.
Should engine require service, contact an
Ariens Dealer or an authorized engine
manufacturer's service center.
CHECK WHEEL DRIVE CONTROL
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
NOTE: Some working conditions (heavy
loads, high ambient temperatures, dusty
conditions, or airborne debris) may require
more frequent service.
See engine manual for further maintenance
and troubleshooting information.
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
Service
Performed
Before
Each
Use
Check PTO
Clutch
•
Check Wheel
Drive Control
•
Clean Unit
•
Check Engine
Oil
•
Check Mower
Blade
•
Check Drive
Belts
•
Check
Fasteners
•
Check Air
Cleaner
25
hrs
50
hrs
CLEAN UNIT
Before each use clean unit, muffler and
engine surfaces of debris, oil or fuel spills to
ensure proper cooling and prevent fires.
NOTE: Do not spray the unit with water,
especially when the unit is warm from
operation. Water can seep into bearings and
damage them.
IMPORTANT: Maintain proper oil level at all
times or engine damage will result.
Check the level of the engine crankcase oil
before each use.
Make sure engine is level when checking oil.
See engine manual for instructions.
CHECK MOWER BLADE
•
*
Change
Engine Oil
•
•
Check Spark
Plug
Check Engine
Cooling
100
hrs
The unit must stop quickly and completely
when the drive controls are released. Adjust
or repair if necessary. See Forward/Reverse
Drive Controls on page 20.
CHECK ENGINE OIL
•
General
Lubrication
The engine and blade must stop within
5 seconds after releasing the control. If the
blade continues to run, adjust or repair
control immediately.
NOTE: If the blade makes a scraping sound
when the PTO lever is released, the blade
brake is faulty. Contact an Ariens Dealer
immediately for repair.
•
•
Check Muffler
•
•
See Figure 10.
Check blade mounting: blade must be secure
and bolt torqued to 92 – 130 lbf-ft
(125 to 176 N•m). Check blade for nicks and
dull cutting edges. Sharpen if necessary.
Check blade for rounded or broken ends,
thinned metal or other damage. Replace if
necessary.
NOTE: Blades should be sharpened and
balanced professionally. Contact your Ariens
Dealer.
To remove blade:
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to
stop, and disconnect spark plug wire.
2. Block blade to prevent rotation.
3. Remove mounting hardware and mower
blades from mower deck. See Figure 9.
* After first 5 Hours of operation.
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To install blade:
1. Install mower blades on mower deck
with mounting hardware.
2. Torque 5/8-inch nut to 92 to 130 lbf-ft
(125 to 176 N•m).
3. Connect spark plug wire.
DO NOT Sharpen to This Pattern
2
1
3
1
DISCARD If More Than
1/2 in. (1.27 cm)
2
2
3
4
3
Sharpen to This Pattern
4
1. Spindle
2. Blade
1.
2.
3.
4.
3. Washer
4. 5/8 in. Nut
Figure 9
OT0792
Square Corner
Cutting Edge
Air Lift
Air Lift Erosion
Figure 10
Sharpen the Mower Blades
3. Check mower blade balance.
Slide mower blade on an unthreaded
bolt. A balanced blade should remain in
a horizontal position. If either end of
mower blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until blade is balanced
(Figure 11).
CAUTION: DO NOT sharpen
mower blades while on unit. An
imbalanced mower blade will
cause excessive vibration and
eventual damage to unit. Check
mower blade balance before
reinstalling blades.
NEVER weld or straighten bent
blades.
1. Remove mower blade from unit. Discard
mower blade if:
• More than 1/2 in. (1.27 cm) of metal is
removed.
• Air lifts become eroded.
• Blade is bent or broken.
2. Sharpen mower blade by removing an
equal amount of material from each end
of mower blade. DO NOT change angle
of cutting edge or round the corner of the
mower blade.
Blade
Bolt
OA0013
Figure 11
4. Install mower blade on unit.
5. Torque 5/8-inch nut to 92 to 130 lbf-ft
(125 to 176 N•m).
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CHECK DRIVE BELTS
CHECK SPARK PLUG
Check drive belts and replace if worn or
damaged. See Wheel Drive Belts on page 21.
Spark plug should be replaced every 100
hours of operation or each year.
NOTE: Loose spark plug wire terminals can
cause sparking. Replace terminal if
damaged.
CHECK FASTENERS
Check all fasteners for proper tightness. Pay
special attention to blade hardware and all
guards, shields and safety devices.
CHECK ENGINE COOLING
CHECK AIR CLEANER
WARNING: HOT SURFACES can
cause death or serious injury. DO
NOT TOUCH parts which are hot
from operation. ALWAYS allow
parts to cool.
See engine manual for specific information.
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
IMPORTANT: Change engine crankcase oil
after first five (5) hours of operation. Then
change oil after every 25 hours of operation.
Refer to engine manual for instructions and
proper oil type.
IMPORTANT: Proper oil level must be
maintained at all times or engine damage will
result. DO NOT overfill. Be sure engine is
level when adding oil.
To prevent overheating, air must circulate
freely around the cooling fins, cylinder head
and block.
Every 100 hours of operation or yearly (more
often if conditions require) remove blower
housing and clean cooling fins. See engine
manual for instructions.
GENERAL LUBRICATION
CHECK MUFFLER
The unit has sealed maintenance-free
spindles and transmission. The unit should
not require lubrication except for light oil or
grease at pivot points.
Check muffler for debris, cracks, wear, or
other damage.
CAUTION: Replace worn-out
mufflers immediately. Continued
use could result in fire or
explosion.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
Forward/Reverse Drive Controls
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
WARNING: If you cannot adjust
the controls so the unit drives
properly, immediately take the unit
to your local authorized dealer for
repairs.
PTO CLUTCH
WARNING: If you cannot adjust
the controls so the unit drives
properly, immediately take the unit
to your local authorized dealer for
repairs.
1. Test the PTO clutch adjustment.
With the clutch disengaged, the blade
brake pad should touch the upper pulley.
With the clutch engaged, the blade
brake pad should not touch the upper
pulley and the deck belt should be under
tension.
2. Loosen the lock nut on the cable
adjuster under the dash panel.
3. Turn the adjuster body to tighten or
loosen the clutch cable.
NOTE: There must be some slack in the
clutch cable with the clutch disengaged.
4. Tighten the lock nut to hold the
adjustment.
IMPORTANT: If you cannot adjust the PTO
clutch or if it fails to operate properly,
immediately take the unit to your Ariens
dealer for repair.
After new belts have been worn in or if the
drive seems to be losing power, the drive
control cable may need adjustment.
Adjust both drive controls the same way.
1. Loosen the lock nut on the drive lever.
2. Turn the cable adjuster to tighten or
loosen the cable.
3. Tighten the lock nut to hold the
adjustment.
4. Test the drive.
Unit should move forward when the
drive control is squeezed and it should
coast to a stop when the drive control is
released.
NOTE: The reverse drive control has been
removed from the unit for clarity of the
illustration.
2
3
1
1
1. Cable
Adjuster
Figure 13
2
1. Cable
Adjuster
2. Lock Nut
3. Check
Slack
Figure 12
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2. Lock Nut
BELT REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Check the wheel drive control
adjustment after the first 25 hours of use to
compensate for belt wear.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY.
ALWAYS block wheels, engage
parking brake and know all jack
stands are strong, secure and will
hold weight of unit during
maintenance.
Rear of Unit – Forward Drive Belt Routing
Wheel Drive Belts
1. Stop engine, remove key, wait for all
moving parts to stop and hot parts to
cool.
2. Raise and support the rear of the unit.
3. Remove the rear cover and disconnect
the neutral return springs from the spring
anchors.
4
2
1
Rear of Unit – Reverse Drive Belt Routing
Disconnect neutral return
springs from the spring anchors.
Figure 14
3
4. Remove the idler arm from the
transmission plate. See Figure 15.
5. Remove the forward drive belt from the
engine pulley and remove it from the
unit.
6. Remove the reverse drive belt from the
engine pulley and remove it from the
unit.
7. Route the new reverse belt through the
transmission idler arm and then install
belt on the engine pulley. See Figure 15.
8. Route the new forward belt through the
transmission idler arm and then install
belt on the engine pulley. See Figure 15.
9. Install the idler arms on the transmission
plate and install the belts on the
transmission pulleys. See Figure 15.
10. Replace the rear cover.
11. Start the unit and test operation of the
drive system. Adjust the wheel drive
controls, if needed.
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2
1
1. Engine
Pulley
2. Idler Arm
Figure 15
3. Reverse
Drive Belt
4. Forward
Drive Belt
PTO Belt
Deck Belt
1. Stop engine, remove key, wait for all
moving parts to stop and hot parts to
cool.
2. Remove the two drive belts from engine
pulley. See Wheel Drive Belts on
page 21.
3. Remove the belt cover from the deck.
4. Disconnect the two idler springs from the
spring anchors.
NOTE: Do not remove the bolt holding the
engine pulley to the crankshaft. Loosen it
enough so the PTO belt clears the belt finger.
5. Loosen the bolt holding the engine
pulley to the crankshaft and slide the
pulley down until the PTO belt can be
removed from the pulley.
6. Install the new belt on the engine pulley
and on the deck pulleys.
7. Push the engine pulley up the crankshaft
and tighten the mounting bolt to 55 lbf-ft
(74.5 N•m).
8. Connect the two idler springs to spring
anchors.
9. Replace the belt cover.
10. Replace the wheel two drive belts on the
engine pulley.
1. Stop engine, remove key, wait for all
moving parts to stop and hot parts to
cool.
2. Remove the two drive belts from engine
pulley. See Wheel Drive Belts on
page 21.
3. Remove the PTO belt from the PTO
clutch. See PTO Belt on page 22.
4. Remove the two idler arms from the
deck.
5. Remove the deck belt and install the
new belt.
6. Replace the two idler arms on the deck.
7. Replace the PTO belt on the PTO clutch.
REPLACING MOWER BLADE
Remove (Figure 17)
CAUTION: Mower blades are
sharp and can cut you. Wrap the
blades or wear gloves, and use
extra caution when servicing
them.
1. Block mower blades to prevent rotation.
2. Remove mounting hardware and mower
blades from mower deck.
Rear of Unit
1
2
4
Install (Figure 17)
5
1. Install mower blades on spindles with
mounting hardware.
2. Torque 5/8-inch nut to 92 to 130 lbf-ft
(125 to 176 N•m).
3
1
2
5
1. PTO Belt
2. Engine Pulley
3. Idler Arm
3
4
6
3
4. Tension
Spring
5. Spring Anchor
6. Deck Belt
Figure 16
4
1. Spindle
2. Blade
3. Washer
4. 5/8 in. Nut
Figure 17
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SERVICING THE BATTERY
1
NOTE: Unit comes equipped with a
maintenance-free battery that requires no
regular maintenance except cleaning the
terminals.
NOTE: Unit may be equipped with a U1 style
battery and cover or a sealed glass mat
battery with boot terminal.
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer and reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
U1 Battery Removal and Installation
(Figure 18)
Remove
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) ca ble.
3. Remove battery from unit.
5
4
2
3
6
Install
1. Install battery on the unit.
2. Connect positive (+) cable first, then
negative (–) cable.
3. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease
to battery cable ends and terminals.
4. Replace the battery cover.
1. Battery Cover
2. Negative (–)
Cable
3. Negative (–)
Terminal
4. Battery
5. Positive (+)
Terminal
6. Positive (+)
cable
Figure 18
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Sealed Glass Mat Battery Removal
and Installation (Figure 19)
Replacing Sealed Glass Mat Battery
with U1-Size Battery (Figure 19 and
Figure 20)
NOTE: If same size replacement battery is
not available a U1-size battery can be
installed (see Figure 21).
1. Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) cable.
2. Disconnect fuel line at fuel filter.
3. Remove hardware securing battery
hold-down bracket to battery mount
bracket.
4. Remove battery from unit. Dispose of
properly.
5. Remove battery mat. Dispose of
properly.
6. Remove two nuts and bolts on both
sides of battery mount bracket (see
Figure 20).
Remove
1. Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) cable.
2. Remove battery from unit.
Install
1. Install battery onto unit.
2. Connect positive (+) cable first, then
negative (–) cable.
3. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease
to battery cable ends and terminals.
8
2
4
2
1
2
1
3
5
1. Nuts and Bolts
6
1. Negative (–)
Cable
2. Negative (–)
Terminal
3. Positive (+)
Cable
4. Positive (+)
Terminal
2. Battery Mount
Bracket
Figure 20
7
5.
6.
7.
8.
Figure 19
Battery
Hardware
Battery Mat
Battery Holddown Bracket
Install U1-Size Battery (Figure 21)
NOTE: Battery hold-down bracket must be
moved to the rear position to allow the larger
U1 battery to fit.
1. Transfer battery mount bracket to new
location and secure with hardware
removed in step 6.
2. Install battery.
3. Position battery hold-down bracket over
battery.
4. Reconnect fuel line outside of battery
hold-down bracket.
IMPORTANT: Ensure fuel line is securely
installed outside of battery hold-down
bracket.
5. Tighten previously removed hardware
securing battery and battery hold-down
bracket in step 3.
6. Connect positive (+) cable first, then
negative (–) cable.
7. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease
to battery cable ends and terminals.
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Charging the Battery
4
WARNING: FROZEN
BATTERIES CAN EXPLODE
and result in death or serious
injury. DO NOT charge a frozen
battery. Let the battery thaw
before charging.
2
2
3
1. Battery Mount
Bracket
2. New Mount
Location and
Hardware
3. Battery
4. Battery Holddown Bracket
Figure 21
Cleaning Battery and Battery Cables
(Figure 18 or Figure 19)
1. Remove the battery cover (if equipped).
2. Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) cable.
3. Clean battery cable ends, negative (–)
terminal, and positive (+) terminal with a
wire brush and rinse with a weak baking
soda solution.
4. Connect positive (+) cable first, then
negative (–) cable.
5. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease
to battery cable ends and terminals.
6. Replace cover (if equipped).
Follow First Aid directions for contact with
battery fluid.
• External Contact: Flush with water.
• Eyes: Flush with water for at least 15
minutes and get medical attention
immediately!
• Internal Contact: Drink large quantities
of water. Follow with Milk of Magnesia,
beaten egg or vegetable oil. Get
medical attention immediately!
• In case of internal contact, DO NOT
induce vomiting!
IMPORTANT: DO NOT fast charge. Charging
at a higher rate will damage or destroy
battery.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS follow information
provided on battery and battery charger.
Contact battery and battery charger
manufacturers’ for detailed instructions.
1. Remove battery from unit.
2. Place battery in a well-ventilated area.
3. Connect positive (+) lead of charger to
positive (+) terminal, and negative (–)
lead of charger to negative (–) terminal.
4. Charge battery according to battery
charger and battery manufacturers’
instructions.
5. Install battery on unit.
Jump-Starting
Ariens does not recommend jump-starting
your unit. Jump-starting can damage engine
and electrical system components. See your
engine manual for more detailed information.
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STORAGE
Engine
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
When storing unit for extended periods of
time, remove all fuel from tank and carburetor
(run dry). Refer to engine manual.
IMPORTANT: NEVER spray unit with highpressure water or store unit outdoors. Store
mower in a cool, dry, protected location.
Cleaning
NOTE: Allow unit to cool before cleaning.
Clean unit thoroughly with mild soap and low
pressure water. Brush off dirt and debris from
all surfaces. Touch up all scratched surfaces
to prevent rust. Matching touch-up paint is
available from your Ariens Dealer. Do not use
abrasives, solvents, or harsh cleaners.
Inspection
Inspect mower and repair or replace worn or
damaged parts to avoid delays when
beginning use again.
Regularly check all hardware and keep
fasteners tight. Know unit is in safe working
condition.
Grass Bag
Fuel System
Gasoline left in the fuel system for extended
periods without a stabilizer will deteriorate,
resulting in gum deposits in the system.
These deposits can damage the carburetor
and the fuel hoses, filter and tank. Prevent
deposits from forming in the fuel system
during storage by adding a quality fuel
stabilizer to the fuel. Follow the
recommended mix ratio found on the fuel
stabilizer container.
To treat the fuel system for storage:
1. Add fuel stabilizer according to
manufacturers’s instructions.
2. Run engine for at least 10 minutes after
adding stabilizer to allow it to reach the
carburetor.
NEVER store the engine with fuel in the fuel
tank inside of a building with potential
sources of ignition.
Wash out grass bag and allow to dry before
storage. Grass bag may be stored in position
on mower.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
Engine will not
start
1. Safety switch not held down.
Engine is
difficult to
restart
1. Out of fuel.
2. Ignition switch is faulty.
3. Wiring harness fuse is blown.
4. Loose or corroded battery
cables.
5. Discharged battery.
6. Faulty starter.
7. Fuel tank empty.
2. Fuel filter is dirty.
3. Faulty spark plug.
4. Air cleaner is plugged or dirty.
5. Faulty engine.
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CORRECTION
1. Hold down safety switch
while turning the ignition key.
2. Replace ignition switch.
3. Replace fuse.
4. Clean and tighten battery
cables.
5. Charge the battery.
6. See your Dealer.
7. Fill fuel tank (see FILLING
THE FUEL TANK on
page 15).
1. Fill fuel tank with clean, fresh
fuel.
2. Replace fuel filter.
3. Replace spark plug.
4. Clean or replace air cleaner.
5. Refer to the engine manual
or see your Dealer.
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
Cut is poor
CORRECTION
1. Deck is clogged with grass.
1. Clean the deck cutting
chamber.
2. Sharpen or replace blades.
3. Wait for grass to dry.
4. Raise cutting height and cut
grass in two or more passes.
5. Adjust or replace PTO belt.
2. Blades are dull.
3. Cutting wet grass.
4. Cutting too low.
5. PTO belt is slipping.
Grass does
not disperse
evenly
1. Deck is clogged with grass.
Mower does
not bag
clippings
1. Deck is clogged with grass.
1. Clean the deck cutting
chamber.
2. Sharpen or replace blades.
3. Wait for grass to dry.
4. Raise cutting height and cut
grass in two or more passes.
2. Blades are dull.
3. Cutting wet grass.
4. Cutting too low.
1. Clean the deck cutting
chamber.
2. Sharpen or replace blades.
3. Wait for grass to dry.
4. Raise cutting height and cut
grass in two or more passes.
5. Adjust or replace PTO belt.
2. Blades are dull.
3. Cutting wet grass.
4. Cutting too low.
5. PTO belt is slipping.
Wheel drive
does not
engage
1. Loose or damaged drive belts.
1. Adjust or replace drive belts.
See Wheel Drive Belts on
page 21.
2. Replace drive cable. See
your authorized dealer for
repairs.
3. See your authorized dealer
for repairs.
2. Damaged drive cable.
3. Damaged transmission or
drive component.
SERVICE PARTS
ACCESSORIES
Always use genuine Ariens parts to keep
your mower running like new.
See your authorized Ariens Dealer to add
these optional accessories.
Part
Number
71106100
Bagger Kit
71510800
Mulch Kit
Description
03746500
Blade
03797300
Mulching Blade
07200529
Forward Traction Belt
07200506
Reverse Traction Belt
07243300
PTO Belt
07234300
Deck Belt
21534100
Spark Plug
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
911413
Description
WAW 34
Length – in. (cm)
68.5 (174)
Height – in. (cm)
38 (96.5)
Width – in. (cm)
36 (91.4)
Actual Weight – lbs (kg)
276 (125.2)
Cutting Width – in. (cm)
34 (86.3)
Cutting Height – in. (cm)
1.75 – 3.5 (4.4 – 8.9)
Engine, 4 cycle
Briggs & Stratton
Model
I/C
Governed RPM (May be different from
maximum rpm.)
3600 +/- 100
21 (344)
Displacement Cu. In. (cc)
Cylinder Bore
Aluminum
Engine Oil Type
See Engine Manual
Crank Case Capacity – Oz. (Liter)
48 (1.4)
Oil System
See Engine Manual
Spark Plug Gap – in. (mm)
See Engine Manual
Fuel Type
See Engine Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity – qt (Liter)
10 (7.49)
Air Cleaner
Dual Element
Starting
12V Electric
Differential
Yes
Forward Speed – MPH (km/hr)
3.5 (5.6)
Reverse Speed – MPH (km/hr)
2.0 (3.2)
Mower Deck
Two-Spindle
Front Wheel Dia – in. (cm)
8 (20.3)
Rear Wheel Dia – in. (cm)
13 (33)
Rear Wheel Tire Pressure psi (kPa)
28 (193)
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Consumer Mowing Equipment
Limited Warranty
Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the original purchaser that Ariens, Gravely and Countax brand lawn
and garden consumer products purchased on or after 1/1/2012 will be free from defects in material and
workmanship for the time period noted in the chart below. Equipment put to personal use around a single
household or residence is considered “Consumer Use”; equipment put to any business use (agricultural,
commercial, or industrial) or used at multiple locations is considered “Commercial Use.” If any product is
rented or leased, then the duration of these warranties shall be 90 days after the date of purchase.
An authorized Ariens dealer (Ariens brand products), Gravely dealer (Gravely brand products), or Countax
dealer (Countax brand products) will repair any defect in material or workmanship, and repair or replace any
defective part, subject to the conditions, limitations and exclusions set forth herein. Such repair or
replacement will be free of charge (labor and parts) to the original purchaser except as noted below.
Warranty
Code
Product Group
Warranty Period
Consumer Use
Warranty Period
Commercial Use
HA
Zoom & ZT Zero-Turn Riders;
AMP™ Rider
3 Years
90 Days
HB
Max Zoom & ZT HD Zero-Turn Riders
3 Years
1 Year
HC
Tractors, "961" Series Walk-Behind
Mowers
2 Years
90 Days
HD
Classic LM Series Mowers; Wide Area
Walk Mowers
3 Years
90 Days
N/A
Service (replacement) Parts
90 Days (no labor)
90 Days (no labor)
Special Extensions
The chart below details special extensions to this warranty:
Warranty
Code
Warranty Exception
Warranty
Period
Use
Detail
HA, HB
Mower Deck Shell on
Zero-Turn Riders
5 Years
Consumer
3 years parts and labor
Additional 2 years parts only
HA, HB
Main Frame on
Zero-Turn Riders
5 Years
Consumer
3 years parts and labor
Additional 2 years parts only
Batteries for AMP™ Rider
2 Years
Consumer
100% first year; prorated second year
HA
Exceptions and Limitations
The chart below details special exceptions to this warranty:
Warranty
Code
Warranty Exception
Warranty
Period
All
Batteries
1 Year
All
Belts, Muffler, Tires
None
All
Cloth, Plastic, and
Rubber Components
(Including Belts and
Cables)
All
Engines
Use
Detail
Consumer Prorated
components are not covered
Commercial These
when used commercially.
Maximum
2 Years
All
Warranty is limited to 2 years for
consumer use. Except as noted above,
these components are covered for
defect, not for wear.
See Engine
Manufacturer’s
Warranty
All
Engines are covered by engine
manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to
engine manufacturer’s warranty
statement.
Customer Responsibilities
Register the product immediately at the time of sale. If the dealer does not register the product, the
customer must complete the product registration card in the literature package and return it to the Ariens
Company, or register the unit online at www.ariens.com, www.gravely.com, www.countax.com.
To obtain warranty service, the original purchaser must:
• Perform the maintenance and adjustments explained in the owner's manual.
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• Promptly notify Ariens or an authorized Ariens, Gravely or Countax service representative of the need for
warranty service.
• Transport the product to and from the place of warranty service at owner's expense.
• Have the warranty service performed by an authorized Ariens, Gravely or Countax service representative.
To Find an Authorized Service Representative:
In the U.S. and Canada:
Use the dealer locator on our websites:
www.ariens.com
•
www.gravely.com
Or contact us by mail or by phone:
In the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, In Europe, Asia, Africa or
Central and South America:
the Middle East:
Ariens Company
655 W. Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110
Phone: (920) 756 - 4688
www.ariens.com
Countax Ltd, Countax House
Great Haseley, Oxfordshire,
OX44 7PF
Phone: 0800 597 7777
www.countax.com
In Australia or New Zealand:
Ariens Company
Building 2
6 Wedgewood Rd.
Hallam, Victoria 3803 Australia
Phone: (03) 9796 4244
1800 335 489
www.ariens.com.au
Exclusions – Items Not Covered by This Warranty
• Parts that are not genuine Ariens, Gravely or Countax service parts are not covered by this warranty and
may void the warranty.
• Damages resulting from the installation or use of any part, accessory, or attachment which is not approved
by the Ariens Company for use with product(s) identified herein are not covered by this warranty.
• The following maintenance, service and replacement items are not covered by this warranty unless they
are noted in the Limitations section above: lubricants, spark plugs, oil, oil filters, air filters, fuel filters,
brake linings, brake arms, brake shoes, skid shoes, scraper blades, shear bolts, mower blades, mower
vanes, brushes, headlights, light bulbs, knives, cutters.
• Any misuse, alteration, improper assembly, improper adjustment, neglect, or accident which requires
repair is not covered by this warranty.
• Use of gasoline blends exceeding 10% ethanol voids any and all warranties.
• Products are designed to the specifications in the area that the product was originally distributed. Different areas may have significantly different legal and design requirements. This warranty is limited to the
requirements in the area in which the unit was originally distributed. Ariens Company does not warrant
this product to the requirements of any other area. Warranty service is limited to service within the area
originally distributed.
• In countries other than the United States and Canada, contact the Ariens Company dealer for warranty
policies that govern within your country. Rights may vary from country to country and within any one
country.
Disclaimer
Ariens Company may from time to time change the design of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty
shall be construed as obligating the Ariens Company to incorporate such design changes into previously
manufactured products, nor shall such changes be construed as an admission that previous designs were
defective.
LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND DAMAGES
Ariens Company's liability under this warranty, and under any implied warranty that may exist, is limited to
repair of any defect in workmanship, and repair or replacement of any defective part. Ariens Company shall
not be liable for incidental, special, or consequential damages (including lost profits). Some states do not
allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you.
AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW
The following applies solely to warranties subject to Subsection 102(1) of the Australian Consumer Law: Our
goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded by the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a
replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or
damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable
quality and failure does not amount to a major failure.
DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER WARRANTY
Ariens Company makes no warranty, express or implied, other than what is expressly made in this
warranty. If the law of your state provides that an implied warranty of merchantability, or an implied
warranty of fitness for particular purpose, or any other implied warranty, applies to Ariens Company,
then any such implied warranty is limited to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from region to region.
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