Craftsman 917.252451 Owner`s manual

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MODEL NUMBER 917.252451
OWNER'SMANUAL
o Assembly
o Operation
o Customer Responsibilities
o Service and Adjustments
o Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow
all safety
rules
and instructions
before
operating
this equipment.
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-659-5917
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SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
i_
IMPORTANT:
THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING
HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING
OBJECTS_
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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III. CHILDREN
GENERAL
OPERATION
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before starting.
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 blade.
Be surethe areais clear of other people before mowing 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.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass catcher or the guard in place
Slow down before turning
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off
blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging
chute.
Mow 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.
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.
Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area
Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children
Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation
Never allow children to operate the machine.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision
IV.
•
IL
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of*control
and
tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.
All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the
slope or' if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
DO:
•
Mow up and down slopes, not across
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles
Use slow speed Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
•
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine
Keep all movement on the slopes slowand gradual. Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
•
DO NOT:
•
Donotturnonslopesunlessnecessary,
andthen, turnslowty
and gradually downhill, if possible_
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The
mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge
of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
Do not mow on wet grass_ Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
•
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground.
•
Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
SERVICE
Use extra care in harrdling gasoline and other fuels. They are
flammable and vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running Mow engine to cool before refueling Do not
smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, such as a water heater
Never run a machine inside a closed area
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight
and keep equipment in good 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. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting_
Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running
Grass catcher components are sub oct to wear, damage, and
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or a ow
objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and
reptace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as
required
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pedant safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!!
YOUR
Look for thisBECOMEALERT!!!
symbol to point out
!mSAFETY IS INVOLVED.
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CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug
wire and place wire where it can not contact
spark plug in order to prevent accidental
starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs.
WARNING A
The engine exhaust from this product contains ctiemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other
reproductive
harm.
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PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
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 Sears Authorized
Service CentedDepartmenL
We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to se rvice 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 RLJLES".
MODEL
NUMBER
917.252451
SPECIRCATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
12,5
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
5 QUARTS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL TYPE (API-SF/SG):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3_0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
CHAMPION RJ19LM
STD 361458
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
REVERSE:
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATE OF PURCHASE
.005" - 007"
.009" - .01t"
10
2 1
3 1
40
5 1
16
THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERS WtLL B_-F'OUND
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT.
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE,
CHARGING SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
30-35 FT_ LBS.
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance
Agreement
uct. Contact your nearest Sears
CUSTOMER
WARNING:
This tractor is equipped with an internal
combustion engine and should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered 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.
is available on this prodstore for details.
RESPONSiBiLiTiES
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Read and observe
the safety
o
Fellow a regular schedule
using your tractor.
rules.
o
Follow the instructions under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.
in maintaining,
In the state of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Cede).
Other states may have similar lawso Federal laws apply on
federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center/
Department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
caring for and
LiMiTED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
14 PSI
12 PSI
ON CRAFTSMAN
RID NG EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according
to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass.
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LiMiTED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (99) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or
workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge
IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE ON YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO-CHARGE FOR 30
DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTER AFTER 30 DAYS FROM
THE DATE OF PURCHASE, WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY TAKING YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT TO
YOUR NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER. (IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER 30 DAYS
FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE BUT A STANDARD TRIP CHARGE WILL APPLY)
THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY
WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN THE UNITED STATES.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ......................................
3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 14-18
WARRANTY ..................................................................
3
TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ..........................................
5
ASSEMBLY ...............................................................
7-9
OPERATION ..........................................................
10-13
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .....................................
14
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ........................... 19-24
STORAGE ...................................................................
25
TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................................
26-27
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................ 30-47
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ....................................
48-52
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ............... BACK COVER
UNDEX
A
E
Operation .............................................. 10-13
Electrical:
Operating Mower ...............................................
12
Interlocks and Relays ........................
23
Options:
Adjustments:
Schematic ........................................................
29
Accessories ............................................ 5
Brake ..........................................
21
Wiring Diagram .....................................
30
Spark Arrester ............................. 3,40
Carburetor .............................................
24
Mower
Engine:
Front-To-Back ................................
20
Air Filter ......................................... 17
P
Side-To-Side .....................................
20
Air Screen ......................................... 17
Parking Brake ........................................ 10-11
Throttle Control Cable ........................
23
Cooling Fins, Engine ...................... 17
Parts Bag ................................................................
6
Oil Change ............................................
16
Air Filter, Engine ........................................17
Parts, Replacement/Repair
............. 30-47
Oil
Level
.......................................12,16
Air Screen, Engine ........................................
17
Oil Type .........................................................
16
Product Specifications ............................... 3
Assembly .................................................................
7-9
Preparation .............................
12
Repair Parts ............................ 48-52
R
B
Starting .......................................
13
Repair
Parts
.................................
30-47
Storage ......................................... 25
Battery:
Charging ..............................................8
S
F
Cleaning ..............................................16
Safety Rules ...............................................
2
Starting with Weak Battery ............22
Filter:
Storage .......................................
25
Seat .......................................................................8
Air Filter .....................................................
17
Terminals ....................................
16
Fuel .............................................................
18
Service and Adjustments ................. 19-24
Belt:
Fuel:
Carburetor ............................................ 24
Motion Drive
Fuse ................................................. 23
Type ............................................
12
Removal/Replacement
............. 21
Hood Removal/Installation
..............23
Storage ....................................................
25
Mower Blade(s)
Motion Drive Belt
Fuse .....................................................
23
Removal/Replacement
...............21
Removal/Replacement
............ 21
Blade:
Mower Belt(s)
H
Removal/Replacement
.............. 21
Sharpening ...................................
15
Hood Removal/Installation .......................23
Replacement ........................................
15
Mower Adjustment
Front-to-Back ............................. 20
Brake Adjustment .................................. 21
Side4o-Side ....................................
20
L
Mower Removal ............................. 19
C
Leveling Mower Deck ....................................
20
Tire Care ....................................8,18,22
Lubrication:
Carburetor Adjustment ......................... 24
Slope
Guide Sheet .................................. 51
Chart ......................................................
14
Controls, Tractor .......................................10
Spark Plug(s) .............................................18
Customer Responsibilities .............. 15-18
Specifications .......................................................
3
Engine:
Starting
the
Engine
..........................
12-13
Maintenance Schedule .................................
14
Air Filter ...................................... 17
Mower:
Steering Wheel .............................................
7,22
Air Screen, Engine .................. 17
Cooling Fins, Engine ................. 17
Stopping the Tractor ...................................11
Adjustment, Front4o-Back ...............20
Engine Oil ..............................................
16
Adjustment, Side-to-Side ............ 20
Storage .................................................... 25
Fuel Filter ..................................... 18
Blade Sharpening
........................
15
Spark Plug(s) ...................................
18
Blade Replacement ...................... 15
T
Tractor:
Cutting Height ....................................t 1
Throttle
Control
Cable
Adjustment ..........
24
Battery ........................................... 16
Installation ..................................... 19
Blade .......................................
15
Tires
......................................................
8,15,22
Operation ............................................ 12
Lubrication Chart ....................... 14
Removal .........................................................
19
Trouble Shooting Chart ......................26-27
Maintenance Schedule .............. 14
Mowing Tips ...................................................
13
Transaxle ............................................... 16
Tire Care .......................... 8,15,22
Muffler ................................................
18
Transaxle .................................
16
Spark Arrester, ..........................
3,40
W
Cutting Height, Mower ......................... 11
Warranty .............................................................
3
O
Wiring Diagram ...........................................
30
Oil:
Wiring Schematic ..........................................
29
Cold Weather Conditions ...........12,16
Accessories ..........................................
5
Engine ............................................... 16
Storage .......................................... 25
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ATTACHMENTS
These accessories and attachments were available through most Sears retail outlets and service centers when the tractor was purchased
Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor.
MAINTENANCE
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
FUEL STABILIZER
AIR FILTER
BLADES
BELTS
%
PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor
you This list was current at the time of publication; however,
may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer
accessories
and attachments
that are available for your
Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches
attaching and detaching
Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help
it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes
be available or fit your model Contact your nearest Sears store for the
tractor.
or conversion kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
SNOW BLADE for snow removal only. 14.inch high, 48-inch wide
blade clears 42.inch path when angled left or right Raises, lowers
with side lever, Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible scraper
bar (Use with tire chains and wheel weights and/or rear drawbar
weighL)
SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swathr Drum-type auger handles
powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin
arrangement
Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seal 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet, Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights and/or rear
drawbar weight )
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12-volt source_ Includes booms for
automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand
has adjustable spray pattern
For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers
SPREADEPJSEEDERS
make seeding, fertilizing, and weed killing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular deicers and sand.
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn Tapered 2 5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in
Steel weight tray for increased penetration,
BAGGER lets you collect
grass clippings and leaves for a
healthier, neater looking lawn. Two Permanex containers hold
30-gallon plastic bags
BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage
CARTS make hauling easy. Variety of sizes available, plus
accessories such as side panel kits, tool caddy, cart cover,
protective mat and dolly
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow moisture and nutrients to reach grass roots
36-inch swath. 24
hardened steel coring tips. 150 Ib capacity weight tray,
EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier, faster.
FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck to reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain
GANG HITCH lets you tow 2 or 3 pull-behind attachments at once,
such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with rollers,
cads or other heavy attachments)
GAUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mower deck reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain For mower decks not so
equipped.
MULCH RAKEJDETHATCHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup, Twenty spring tine
teeth, Useful to prepare bare areas for seeding. Available for front
or rear mounting.
HIGH PERFORMANCE
REEL-ACTION
SPRING TINE DETHATCHER covers 36-inch wide path and
tosses thatch into large hopper. Mounts behind tractor.
MULCHING CLOSE-OUT PLATE KIT, once installed, lets you
mulch discharge or bag clippings (bagger optional) without
changing blades For models not equipped as 3-in-1 Convert b e
mowers
See "MOWER" in the Repair Parts section of this
manual.
SWEEPERS let you collect grass clippings and leaves
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds,
cultivate and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own built-in
lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch
Fitsanylawn yardorgardentracton
Simptyhookuptothetractor
drawbar and go! Optional
accessories
convert un t for
dethatching, aerating, hilling .,without tools
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction_
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
visibility Hinged metal doors with catch. Keeps operator warm
and dry. Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as sun
protector in summer, Optional accessories
include:
tinted/
tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper;
12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top.
VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves.
Optional wand attachment
to pick up debris in hard-to-reach
places VAC/CHIPPER includes a chippePshredder,
WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications
Uses (1) 55 Ib. weightr
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials
RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a
pickup truck
Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber
ROLLER for smoother lawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
diameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 Ibs. of weighL Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf_ Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum.
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CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK
Parts packed
separately
in carton
l .argeF,at
Seat
Steering
Wheel
(1) Locknut 3/8-24
Video
Cassette
I
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I
I
t
Steering
Boot
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Manual
(1) Hex Bolt 1/2-13 x 1
1
Parts Bag
(1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18
Parts bag contents not shown full size
_
(1) Lock Washer
(1) Washer
Steering Wheel
Adapter
1/2
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(_
(2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4
(2) Keys
Bushing
Steering
(2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20
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(2) Lock Washers
(2) Washers
Wheel
Steering
Insert
1/4
Slope Sheet
9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
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AI
BLY
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) 5/16" wrench
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2) 7/16" wrenches
Tire pressure gauge
(1) 1/2" wrench
Utility knife
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INSERT
I 3'8-2'HEXLOCKNUT
ST
EERINGW
(1) 3/4" wrench
When right and left hand are mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel).
WREEL
ADAPTER
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON
_
SCREW
STEERING
UNPACK
_
TABS
CARTON
o
Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6)..
=
Cut along lines on carton, from top to bottom, all four
corners of carton and lay panels flaL
Check for any additional
remove.
BOOT_
STEERING
SHAFT
/
_
' \f
TAB
HOLE
POSITION)
loose parts or cartons and
BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID
ATTACH
STEERING
WHEEL
(See Fig. 1)
•
Slide the steering bushing over the steering shafL
o
Raise steering shaft forward until screw holes in dash
line up with steering bushing.. Install two (2) sheet
metal screws and tighten securely.
•
Position steering boot over steering shaft.
•
Align tabs of steering boot over slots and hole in dash
and push down to secure.
FIG. 1
Slide steering wheel adapter onto upper steering shaft.
o
Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
,
Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide onto adapter.
o
Assemble large flat washer and 3/8-24 hex Iocknut and
tighten securely.
o
Snap insert into center of steering wheel.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Fig. 6)
,
Remove protective plastic 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.
7
•
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
o
Release parking brake by depressing
pedal.
•
o
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position,
Roll tractor backwards off skid,
•
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor.
clutch/brake
ASSEMBLY
CONNECT
BATTERY
(See Figs. 2 and 3)
CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals. Before connecting battery, re-
SEAT
PAN
bands, rings, etc.
move metal bracelets,
wristwatch
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
o
Remove cardboard packing from seat pan and lift seat
pan to raised position.
=
Open battery box door.
.
Remove terminal protective caps and discard=
°
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.
°
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal
with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut as
shown, Tighten securely.
.
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with rernaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer
and hex nuL Tighten securely°
•
BOX DOOR
FIG. 3
INSTALL
SEAT (See Fig. 4)
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment boll
=
Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.
°
Place seat on pan and assemble shoulder bolto
°
Assemble adjustment bolt, lockwasher and flat washer
loosely. Do not tighten.
= Tighten shoulder bolt securely.
°
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
(See Fig. 8).
•
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
°
Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely,,
Close battery box door.
Open battery box door for:
o
Inspection for secure connections
(to tighten hard-
ware).
•
Inspection for corrosion.
Testing battery,.
°
Jumping (if required).
.
Periodic charging.
DISCARD
TERMINAL
PROTECTIVE
CAPS
(RED) CABL
POSITIVE
_,
HEX
NUT
LOCK
WASHER
SEAT PAN
FLAT
WASHER
SHOULDER
BOLT
FLAT WASHER
BOLT
ADJUSTMENT'
BOLT
LOCI(
FIG. 4
NEGATIVE
(BLACK) CABLE
FIG. 2
8
WASHER
BLY
CHECK
TIRE
,/CHECKLIST
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance.
o Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE
THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT,
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:
CHECK
,/
All assembly instructions have been completed.
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled.. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual
J"
No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/
Battery is properly prepared and charged,,
1 hour at 6 amps).
CHECK
,/
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).
Checkmoweranddrivebelts.
Besuretheyarerouted
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
DECK
LEVELNESS
FOR PROPER
POSITION
OFALL
BELTS
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.
Z
(Minimum
Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
,/
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.,
,/
,/
9
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR 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 ofvarious controls and adjustments, Save
this manual for future reference_
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
IGNITION
SWITCH
LIGHT SWITCH
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER
ATTACHMENT
THROTTLFJCHOKE
CONTROL
I\1
o
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
MOWERDECK
HEIGHT ADJUST-
BRAKE
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
"_
FIG. 6
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor°
LIGHT SWITCH:
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of
tractor°
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise, lower and
adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to
your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
Turns the headlights on and off°
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL:
controlling engine speed.
Used for starting and
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE:
brake position.
IGNITION SWITCH:
engine.
Locks clutch/brake pedal into the
10
Used for starting and stopping the
OPEBATmON
_s
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 the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 7)
TO SET
PARKING
BRAKE
(See
Fig. 7)
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.
Your tractor isequipped 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 witl shut off the engine.
o
°
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold.
Move gearshift lever to desired
.
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
RANSAXLE
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
Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
sition_
po-
=
PARKING BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
"BRAKE"
POSITION
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
•
Move gearshift
ENGINE -
LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
GROUND DRIVE °
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
STOPPING
(See Fig. 7)
MOWER BLADES o
position.
"DISENGAGED"
_OSITION
lever to neutral (N) position.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
Move throttle control to slow (,,¢_) position.
NOTE:
Failure to move throttle control to slow (-_.)
position and allowing engine to idle 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°
CLUTCH/BRAKEPEDAL
"DRIVE"POSITION
FIG. 7
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.
pletely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor comgrass catcher, etc.
I _
TO USE
THRO'I-I'LE
CONTROL
TO
=
MOWER
The position of the attachment
cutting height.
CUTTING
HEIGHT
lift lever determines
the
•
Grasp lift lever.
o
Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired
position.
I
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2to 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,,
(See Fig. 7)
Always operate engine at full throttle.
=
ADJUST
(See Fig. 6)
Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.
11
•
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.
OPERATBON
TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 8)
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.
°
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal
°
Make all turns slowly
TO TRANSPORT
•
Select desired height of cuL
°
•
Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch
control.
Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control
°
TO STOP MOWER BLADESclutch control
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift
lever is in neutral (N) positien_
o
Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH_
o
disengage attachment
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
yourtractor 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 discharge guard in place.
BEFORE STARTING
THE ENGINE
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
CHECK
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
ATTACHMENT
Y
LIFT
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
(See Fig. 14)
.
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oil
=
Check engine oil with tractor on level greund,
°
Remove oilfill 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 net overfill
.
For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual)
=
To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual
LOW
POSITION
ADD GASOLINE
RUNNER
•
Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon
and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life)_
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW 32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING
ISCHARGE
GUARD
FIG. 8
TO OPERATE
I
ON HILLS
CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and
do not drive across any slope.
o
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
o
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
o
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
slower position.
o
WARNING:
Experience indicates that 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.
CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
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.
12
!
TO START
ENGINE
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°
(See Fig. 7)
When starting engine for the first time or if engine has run
out of fuel, itwill take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
•
Depress clutch/brake
o
°
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
Move throttle control lever to choke ( \ ) position for
cold engine start. Forwarm eng ne start, move throttle
control to fast (,_) position.
•
o
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right
so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs,
fences, driveways, etc. After one ortwo rounds, mow
in the opposite direction making left hand turns until
finished (See Fig. 9 ).
.
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 heighL
•
Do not mow grass when it is weL 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.
pedal and set parking brake,
Insert key into ignitionand turn key clockwise to"START"
position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously for more than fifteen
seconds per minute., If engine does not start after
several attempts move throttle control to fast (,_,)
position, wait a few minutes and try aga n_
o
When engine starts, move throttle control to desired
position.
°
Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before
engaging drive or attachments.
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.
iViOW NG TiPS
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing
is attached to tractor.
o
Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See"TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual,,
°
Use the runner on the right hand side of mower as a
guide. The blade cuts approximately an inch outside
the runner (See Fig. 8)
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.
°
C
J
FIG, 9
13
CUSTOMER
RESPONSnBILITIE$
F,LL,N
OATES
AS
You
COMPLETE
Check BrakeOperation
_#'
_f
_'
_,0
$##
T
CheckTire Pressure
Check for LooseFasteners
a
Sharpen/ReplaceMowerBlades
I
T
0
Lubricaton Chart
Check BatteryLevel/Recharge
Clean BatteryartdTerminals
a
CheckTransaxleCooling
_#4
J
v'
_#_
Adjust Blade Belt(s)Tension
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s)Tension
Check EngineOil Level
_#
ChangeEngine Oil
_#
V '_
_1.2.3
Clean Air Flter
_##z
U
G
I
Clean Air Screen
InspectMuffler/SparkArfester
ReplaceOil Ftter (If equipped)
_2
I
Clean EngineCoolingFins
ReplaceSpark Plug
E
ReplaceAir Filter Paper Cartridge
v'
Replace FuelFilter
12S4-
Change more often when operating under a heavy load or In high ambient temperatures
Service more often when operaling In dirty or dusty conditions
g equipped with oil filet, change oil every S0 hours
Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil
GENERAL
5 - It equipped wlh adjustable system
6 * Net required if equipped with maintenance-free battery
7 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 g ÷lbs maximum
DO not overtigbten
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
CHART
DLE ZERK (_)
The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have
been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.
To
receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual
_FRONT WHEEL(_)
BEARING ZERK
(_
BEARING
ZERK
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tractor,,
ENGINE (_)
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season,
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
•
EACH
@
CLUTCH
PIVOT(S)
USE
Check engine oil level
(_
Check brake operation,
o
°
SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL
(_) GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
Check tire pressure.
Check for loose fasteners.
(_) REFER TO CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANTt
DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE 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
14
CUSTOI
RESPONSUBULIT ES
TRACTOR
BLADE
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance
BRAKE
MANDREL
OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
(See 'qO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustmerits section of this manual),
TRAILING
TIRES
.
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual).
•
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
•
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
BLADE
•
I
HEX BOLT,
__
!
(GBADES)
•AGBADE
8.EATTR
OOOAN
TED
TOE
IDENTIFIED
BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD.
FIG, 10
REMOVAL
Re-
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
(See Fig. 11)
Care should be taken to keep the blade balance& An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.
(See Fig. 10)
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.
Remove hex bolt, lock washer and fiat washer secu ring
blade.
°
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower,,
•
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),,
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,
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown.
°
_
LOCKWAS.EB
CARE
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp
place bent or damaged btades.
BLADE
FLAT WASHER,
EDGE
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown.
o
•
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft, Lbs, torque),
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED,
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade- but ifyou
do, be sure the blade is balanced.
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade_ The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are noL
CENTERHOLE
BLADE
5/8" BOLT
OR PIN
/
FIG. 11
15
CUSTOM
BATTERY
RESPONSiBHLBTBES
ENGINE
(See Fig. 12)
Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the
battery with an automotive charger will extend its life.
•
Acid solution level in each battery cell should be even
with bottoms of vent wells. Add only distilled or iron free
water if necessary.. Do not overfill..
o
Keep battery and terminals clearr.
,
Keep battery bolts tighL
•
Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps open.
o
Recharge at 6 amperes for 1 hour_
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SF or SG,, Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
-20 =
_30 _
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
TEMPERATURE
°
Open battery box door.
°
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.
°
Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of
baking soda to one gallon of watero Becareful notto get
the soda solution into the cells.
o
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,,
o
Reinstall battery (See "INSTALL BATTERY"
Assembly section of this manual).
C
32 _ 40"
60"
0o
RANGE ANTICIPATED
80"
10 _
BEFORE
20 =
30 °
40 _
NEXT OIL CHANGE
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F, Check your engine oil level mora fraquentlyto avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter 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,
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 13 and 14)
in the
Determine temperature range expected before oil change.
All oil must meet API service classification SF or SG.
VENTCAP
WELL
°
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,
BATTERY
CELL ACID
LEVEL
vE"T
•
Remove drain plug.
o
After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug
and tighten securely,,
o
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of this
manual.
°
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for' checking level Be
sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick,
FIG. 12
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of
operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not
adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
TRANSAXLE
30"
.10 °
FIG. 13
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power'..
CUT AWAY VIEW
0°
.20 •
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which
can restrict cooling_
CAP/DIPSTICK
OIL DRAIN
PLUG
16
FIG. 14
CU
AIR FILTER
RESPONSUBULUT ES
CLEAN
(See Fig. 15)
AIR SCREEN
(See
Fig. 16)
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.
Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter.
Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100
hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs firs'L
Service air cleaner raore often under dusty conditions.
ENGINE
COOLING
FINS
(See
Fig. 16)
•
Remove knob(s) e.nd cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating.
o
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
•
•
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing
and dipstick tube assembly off engine
o
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
=
Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt,
°
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil
°
Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly
clean engine cooling fins,,
•
If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner.
•
To reassemble, reverse above procedure,
°
Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
o
Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s)o
SCREWS
SLOWER HOUSING
SCREWS
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
.
Remove cartridge nut
o
Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor.
Clean base carefully to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
°
Clean cartridge bytapping gently on flat surtaCeo Ifvery
dirty or damaged, replace cartndge,
AIR SCREEN
DIPSTICK TUBE
ASSEMBLY
o
Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner, cover and secure
with knob(s).
IMPORTANT:
PETROLEUM SOLVENTS, SUCH AS
KEROSENE, ARE NOT TO BE USED TO CLEAN THE
CARTRIDGE
THEY MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION OF
THE CARTRIDGE
DO NOT OIL CARTRIDGE. DO NOT
USE PRESSURIZED
AIR TO CLEAN
OR DRY
CARTRIDGE_
PLUG
COVER KNOB
ENGINE COOLING FINS
FIG. 16
C_)V_t_
O . LEANE
CARTRIDGE
NUT
'
FIG. 15
17
CUSTOMER
MUFFLER
CLAMP
inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
CLAMP
SPARKPLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
(See
FUEL
FILTEI
Fig. 17)
FIG. 17
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required.
CLEANING
•
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
°
°
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter.
•
•
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
°
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
°
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline_
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
tractor unless the electrical system, muffler', air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water ouL Water' in engine
can result in a shortened engine life..
18
SERVICE
CAUTION:
o
&
o
o
o
o
ADJUSTM
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key "OFF" 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
CLUTCH
MOWER
3LUTCH ROD
(See Fig. 18)
•
°
SUSPENSION
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.
=
Roll belt off engine pulley..
o
Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing
retainer spring°
o
Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by
removing retainer spring.
=
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
IMPORTANT:
iF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER iS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR, THE
R.H. AND L H. SUSPENSION ARMS MUST BE REMOVED
FROM TRACTOR.
MOWER
(See
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position_
.
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor°
°
ANTI-SWAY
Fig. 18)
•
SPRINGS
RETAINER
SPRING
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor.
TO INSTALL
RETAINER
SPRINGS
ENGINE
RETAINER
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs_
=
RETAINER
\
Mowerwill be easier to remove from the right side of tractor,
LEVER
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructi6ns,
19
BAR
RVICE
ADJUSTMENTS
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
(See Figs. 21 and 22)
IMPORTANT:
DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE
IF
THE FOLLOWING
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IS
NECESSARY,
BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS
EQUALLY
SO MOWER
WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TOSIDE.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway.
Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual),
If tires are over or underinflated, you wilt not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
•
Raise mower to its highest position.
•
At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height
from bottom edge of mower to ground, Distarlce"A"on
both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4"
of each other:.
=
If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one
side of mower only,
•
°
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.
o
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment
nut on that side,
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length. Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8".
•
To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment
nut on that side,
=
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.
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
NOTE: Three full turns of adjustment
mower height about 1/8".
o
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position.
(See Figs. 19 and 20)
Recheck measurements
nut will change
o
after adjusting.
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND
GROUND
°
•
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 turnso
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against trunnion on both front links.
Recheck side-to-side adjustrnent.
MANDREL
FIG. 19
SUSPENSION
ARM
FIG. 21
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH
LIFT LINK
ADJUSTMENTNUT
/
FIG. 20
....
FRONT LINKS
20
TRUNNION
FIG, 22
SERVHCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
BELT
WITH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED"
(See Fig. 23)
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.
o
Roll belt off engine pulley.
o
Disconnect R H, suspension arm from reardeck bracket
by removing retainer spring.
•
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.
•
Pull belt away from mower.
NUT"A"
JAM
NUT
OPERATING
ARM
BELT INSTALLATION °
Install new belt in reverse order of removal
.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt
guides.
MANDREL
IDLER
PULLEYS
FIG. 24
TO REPLACE
ENGINE
PULLEY
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
(See Fig. 25)
Park the tractor on level surface_ Engage parking brake
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manuaL)
_R.H.
'_
Remove upper belt keeper.
SUSPENSION
ARM
SPRING
MANDREL
PULLEYS
°
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt
upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
°
Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards
from around engine pulley.,
•
Install new belt by reversing above procedure°
IMPORTANT:
MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPER IS
POSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS.
,,
ENGINE'----.
PULLEY
FIG. 23
_f
J
CLUTCHING
IDLER
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
(See Fig. 24)
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.
UPPER BELT
KEEPER
STATIONARY
IDLER
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
•
_LOCATOR
TABS
.''I
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod.
PULLEY
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 six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary, Contact your nearest authorized service center.
21
FIG. 25
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
TO START ENGINE
(See Fig. 27)
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
FRONT
WHEEL
REMOVE
TOE-IN/CAMBER
(See
WHEEL
FOR
tf your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged.
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12
VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM,
THE OTHER
VEHICLE
MUST ALSO
BE A 12 VOLT
NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM.
DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES_
REPAIRS
Fig. 26)
.
Block up axle securely.
,
Remove axlecover, retaining ring andwasherstoallow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose).
o
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,
BATTERY
CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from bat-.
teries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
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.
TO
WITH A WEAK
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES
o
.
Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis_
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good
CHASSIS GROUND, away from fueltankand battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER °
WASHERS
.
RETAINING
RING
BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery_
RED cable last from both batteries.
POSITIVE TERMINAL
NEGATIVE
TERMINAL
I
AXLE COVER
_SQUAREKEY
(REARWHEELONL_
FIG. 26
CHARGED
BATf'ERY
NEGATIVE
POSITIVE TERMINAL
FIG. 27
22
TERMINAL
SERVmCE
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
ADJUSTMENTS
ENGBNE
BULB
=
Raise hood.
•
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill.
o
TO ADJUST
AND
RELAYS
Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in Repair
Parts section of this manual
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse.
fuse holder is located behind the dash,
TO
REMOVE
HOOD
AND
GRILL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is
necessary, proceed as follows:
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
=
CONTROL
(See Fig. 29)
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
Close hoo&
INTERLOCKS
THROTTLE
o
With engine not running, move throttle control lever
from slow (=_) to choke ( \ ) position. Slowly move
lever from choke ( \ ) to fast (,_) position
o
Check that holes"A" in governor control lever and hole
in governor plate line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes
are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely,
The
GOVERNOR
CONTROLLEVER
GOVERNOR
CONTROLPLATE
ASSEMBLY
(See Fig. 28)
•
Raise hoe&
o
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
o
Stand in front of tractoro Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward
engine and lift off of tractor.
°
To replace, reverse above procedure.
\
HOOD
HOLES"A"
CLAMP
SCREW
FIG. 29
HEADLIGHT
WIRE
CONNECTOR
FIG. 28
23
THROTTLE
CABLE
;ERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
ACCELERATION
(See Fig. 30)
TEST -
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to cornpensate for differences in fuel,
temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
o
In general, turning idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/
air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving
a richer fuel/air mixture.
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
Do not adjust damage may result,
IMPORTANT:
NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR, WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABOVE
THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE
DANGEROUS. IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING, CONTACT YOUR
NEAREST
AUTHORIZED
SERVICE
CENTER/
DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND
EXPERIENCE
TO
MAKE
ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS.
IMPORTANT:
DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLE
THE SEAT IN CARBURETOR
MAY RESULT
TURNED IN TOO TIGHT.
VALVE AND
IF SCREW IS
PRELIMINARY SETTING •
Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments,
o
Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly
(see above).
o
With engine off turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise)
closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 full turn.
Move throttle control lever from slow (,_.) to fast (,_)
position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture
valveout (counterclockwise) 1/8turn. Repeattest and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
THROTTLE
IDLE SPEED
SCREW
....
LEVER
FINAL SETTING o
Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
,
Move throttle control lever to slow (,<!) position° With
finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed
screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
o
While still holding throttle lever against idle speed
screw, turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (ccurtterclockwise)
until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway
between those two positions Release throttle lever,
IDLE MIXTURE VALVE
FIG. 30
24
STORAGE
ENGUNE
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:
IT IS IMPORTANT
TO PREVENT
GUM
DEPOSITS
FROM FORMING
IN ESSENTIAL
FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR,
FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING
STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE
INDICATES
THAT 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
CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When
mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
o
Clean entire tractor (See"CLEANING"in the Customer
Responsibilities 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 Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
°
Drain the fuel tank.
°
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty.
o
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
=
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 drain 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.
ENGINE
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil
(See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual).
BATTERY
Fully charge the battery for storage.
CYUNDERS
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 Customer Responsibilities section of this manual),
°
Remove spark plug(s).
o
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
o
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
o
Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached.
o
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
•
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces_
o
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems_
o
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 COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
25
TROU
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
1
2
3
4
5,
6,
7
8
9
10.
TING POINTS
CORRECTION
Out of fuel
Engine not"CHOKED"properly.
Engine flooded
Bad sparkplug
Dirtyair filter,
Dirtyfuel filter
Waterin fuel
Loose or damaged wiring
Carburetor out of adjustmenL
Enginevalves out of adjustment
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 rue] filter
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
8,
9,
10
gasoline and replace fuel filter
Check all wiring
Contact an authorized service center/departmenL
Contact an authorized service center/department,
Hard to start
1_
2.
3,
4,
5
6
7.
8.
DIrtyair filter,
Bad sparkplug
Weak or dead battery,
Dirty fuel fi[ter_
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment
Engine valves out of adjustment
1
2,
3
4
5,
6
7.
8
Clean/rapiace air filter
RepJace spark plug
Rechargeor replace battery
Replace fuel filter
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline
Check all widng
Contact an authorized service eenter/departmenL
Contact an authorized service center/department
Engine will not turn over
1
2
3.
4
5
6
7,
8
9
Clutch/brake pedal not depreesed.
Attachment clutch ls engaged,
Weak or dead battery,
Blown fuse,
Corroded battery terminals
Loose or damaged wiring
Faulty igntfionswitch,
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operatorpresence ewlteh(es)
1
2
3,
4
5
6.
7
8
9.
Depress clutch/brake pedal
Disengageattachment clutch
Recharge or replace battery_
Replace fuse
Clean battery terminals
Check allwtring
Check/replace Ignition switch.
ChecWraplaeesolenoid or starter.
Contact an authorized service center/departmenL
Engine clicks but will not
start
1.
2
3
4
Weak or dead battery,
Corrodedbatteryterminals
Loose or damaged wiring,
Faultysolenoldorstarter
1
2
3
4.
Recharge or replace battery
Clean battery terminals.
Check al! widng,
ChecWreplace solenoid or starter
Loss of power
1
2
3_
4
5.
6.
7,
8,
9,
Cutting toomuch grass/tee fast,
ThmtUetn "CHOKE" position,
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash undermower.
Dirty air filter,
Low oil level/dirty oil,
Faulty spark plug
Dirty
fuelfllte_
Stale or dirtyfuel
Water in fuel,
1,
2,
3,
4,
5,
6
7,
8.
9,
10,
11.
12_
13,
14.
15
Excessive vibration
1.
2
3
Sparkplug wireloose
Dirty
engine air screen/fins,
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose ordamaged wlrlng,
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Enginevalves outof adjustment.
Worn,bent or loose blade_
Bent blade mandrel
Loose/damaged part(s)
Set In "Higher Cut" position/reducespeed,
Adjust throttle control
Clean underside of mower housing,
C[ean/raplace air filter.
Check oil level/change oil
Clean and regap or change spark plug
Replace fuel filter,
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter
10, Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
11 Clean engine air screen/fins
12 Clean/replace muffler.
13, Check allwldng,
14, Contact an authorized service center/department.
15 Contact an authorized service centerldepartment,
1,
2,
3
26
Replace blade, Tighten blade bolt
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s), Replace damaged parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
CAUSE
POBNT$
CORRECTION
1
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system
1
2
3_
4
Wom, bentorloose
blade
Mower deck not level
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
1
Obstruction
2
3
4
Wom/damaged mowerdrive
Frozen idler pulley
Frozen blade mandrel
1
Checkwiring,
switches and connections,
If not
corrected, contact an authorized service cented
department
1
2
Replace blade Tighten blade bolt
Level mower deck
3
4
5
Clean underside of mower housing
Replace blade mandrel
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes
1
2
3
4_
Remove
Replace
Replace
Replace
1
2
3
4,
Place throttle control in "FAST" position
Shift to slower speed
Allow grass to dry before mowing
Level mower deck
engaged
Poorcut-uneven
Mower blades will not
rotate
Poor grass discharge
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
Battery
will not charge
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10,
11
in clutch mechanism
belt
Engine speed too slow
Travel speed too fast
Wet grass
Mower deck not level
Low/uneven tire air pressure
Worn, bent or loose blade
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower
Mower drive belt worn
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
obstruction
mower drive belt
idler pulley
blade mandrel
Check tires for proper alr 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
1
Switch is "OFF"
2,
3
4
5
Bulb(s) bumedout
Faulty light switch
Loose or damaged wiring
Blown fuse
1
2
3
4
5
Turn switch "ON"
Replace bulb(s)
Check/replace light switch
Checkwidng and connections
Replace fuse
1
2
Bad battery cell(s)
Poor cable connections
1
2
Replace battery
Check/clean allconnections
3
4
Faulty regulator (if so equipped)
Faulty alternator
3
4
Replace regulator_
Replace alternator
1
Engine throttlecontrol not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine
1
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine
27
SERVICE NOTES
r
28
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