Ariens 915145-Zoom XL 42 Specifications

Zoom XL
®
Owner/Operator Manual
Manuel Du Propriétaire/Utilisateur
Models
915145 – Zoom XL 42
915147 – Zoom XL 48
915149 – Zoom XL 54
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
ENGLISH
04040800 10/09
Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
CONTROLS AND FEATURES . . . . . . . 11
SERVICE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
ACCESSORIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . 16
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . 17
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
INTRODUCTION
NON-ENGLISH MANUALS
THE MANUAL
Manuals in languages other than
English may be obtained from your
Dealer. Visit your dealer or
www.ariens.com for a list of
languages available for your
equipment.
Manuals printed in languages other
than English are also available as a
free download on our website:
Before operation of unit, carefully and
completely read your manuals. The contents
will provide you with an understanding of
safety instructions and controls during normal
operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are
given from operator seated in operation
position and facing the direction of forward
travel.
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MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
MANUALES EN IDIOMAS
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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 printed on a serial number label,
located on the frame of your unit (figure 1).
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1. Unit Serial Number Label
2. Engine Serial Number Label
Figure 1
•
•
Record Unit Model and Serial numbers
here.
Record Engine Model and 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.
DELIVERY
Customer Note: If you have purchased this
product without complete assembly and
instruction by your retailer, it is your
responsibility to:
• Read and understand all assembly
instructions in this manual. If you do not
understand or have difficulty following
the instructions, contact your nearest
Ariens Dealer for assistance.
NOTE: To locate your nearest Ariens Dealer,
go to www.ariens.com on the internet.
WARNING: Improper assembly or
adjustments can cause serious
injury.
Before Attempting To Operate Your
Unit:
1. Make sure all assembly has been
properly completed.
2. Understand all Safety Precautions
provided in the manuals.
3. Review control functions and operation
of the unit. Do not operate the unit
unless all controls function as described
in this manual.
4. Review recommended lubrication,
maintenance and adjustments.
5. Review Limited Warranty Policy.
6. Fill out a product registration card and
return the card to the Ariens Company or
go to www.ariens.com.
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Use only Ariens replacement parts. The
replacement of any part on this unit with
anything other than an Ariens authorized
replacement part may adversely affect the
performance, durability, and safety of this unit
and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims
liability for any claims or damages, whether
warranty, property damage, personal injury or
death arising out of the use of unauthorized
replacement parts.
DISCLAIMER
Ariens reserves the right to discontinue,
change, and improve its products at any time
without notice or obligation to the purchaser.
The descriptions and specifications contained
in this manual were in effect at printing.
Equipment described within this manual may
be optional. Some illustrations may not be
applicable to your unit.
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SAFETY
WARNING: This cutting machine
is capable of amputating hands
and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the safety
instructions in the manuals and on
decals could result in serious injury
or death.
Slopes are a major factor related
to loss-of-control and tip-over
accidents. Operation on all slopes
requires extra caution.
Tragic accidents can occur if the
operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Never
assume that children will remain
where you last saw them.
Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive,
handle with care.
Disengage attachment, stop unit
and engine, remove key, engage
parking brake, and allow moving
parts to stop before leaving
operator’s position.
DANGER: IMMINENTLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, WILL RESULT in death or
serious injury.
WARNING: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, COULD RESULT in
death or serious injury.
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, MAY RESULT in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be
used to alert against unsafe
practices.
NOTATIONS
NOTE: General reference information for
proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or
information required to prevent damage to
unit or attachment.
SAFETY DECALS AND
LOCATIONS
SAFETY ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point
out important safety
precautions. They mean:
• Attention!
•
Personal Safety Is
Involved!
•
Become Alert!
•
Obey The Message!
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety
Decals. Refer to figure 2 for Safety Decal
locations.
The safety alert symbol is used in decals and
with this manual. Understand the safety
message. It contains important information
about personal safety.
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1
7
2
3
6
077541
8
5
4
TO AVOID SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH
POUR EVITER LES BLESSURES
GRAVES OU LA MORT
PARA EVITAR DANOS SERIOS
O LA MUERTE
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. Look down and behind
before and while backing. Never carry
children. Go up and Down slopes, not
across. If machine stops going uphill,
stop blade and back down slowly. Avoid
sudden turns. Keep safety devices
(guards, shields, switches, ect. ) in place
and working. Check interlock system
per manual before use. Understand
location and function of all controls.
Never allow operation by untrained
persons. Disengage PTO, stop unit and
engine, setparking brake and remove key
before making any inspections, repairs,
etc.
Regardez derriere et sur les cotes lorsque
vous reculez. Ne transportez jamais d’enfant.
Tondez toujours de haut en bas et inversement
jamais le long des pentes. Si la machines
s’arrete en montee. Debrayez le lame et
redescendez doucement. Evitez les virages
brusques. Maintenez toujours en place tous
les elements de securite (protecteus,
interrupteurs, etc.) Controler le bon
fonctionnement du systeme de securite avant
utilisation tel qu’indique dans le manuel
d’utilisation. Comprenez bien la fonction et la
situation de chacun des leviers et boutons de
commande. Ne jamais permettre l’utilisation
par des personnes n’ayant pas recu la formation
necessaire. Desenclencher la PdF, arreter la
machine et le moteur, serrer le frein de
stationnement et enlever la cle de contact avant
de commencer toute verification, reparation, etc.
Antes y durante retroceso mirar hacia abajo
y detras. Nunca monten ninos. Suba y baje
pendientes, no transversalmente. Si la
maquina se detiene subiendo cuesta,
desactive le cuchilla y beje lentamente. Evite
viradas subitas. Mantenga artefactos de
seguridad (defensas, protectores,
interruptores, etc.) en su lugar y trabajando.
Verifique en el manual el sistema de engranar
antes de usar. Tenga conocimiento de
funciones y localizaciones de todos los
controles. No permitir que personal sin la
necesaria formacion use la maquina.
Desactivar la TDF, detener a unidad, apagar
el motor, accionar el freno de estacionamiento
y quitar la llave antes de realizer cualquier
inspeccion, reparacion, etc.
02994800
Figure 2
1. Caution!
Keep people away from unit
while operating.
•
Maximum Tongue weight: 30 lbs.
•
Maximum Trailer weight: 300 lbs.
•
Do not use hitch with bagger attached.
•
Do not use on steep hills or slopes.
•
Do not park on hills when trailer is
attached.
•
Do not use with any ground engaging
equipment.
OL18111
Shut off engine, remove key,
and read manual before you
adjust or repair unit.
OL1812
NO STEP! Always keep feet
away from rotating parts.
2. Danger!
OL1813
4. Warning!
Avoid injury - Stay clear of
rotating parts.
OL1816
Always stand clear of discharge
area.
3. Danger!
OL1814
Do not operate mower unless
bagger is attached or guards are
in operating position.
Always keep feet and hands
away from rotating parts.
OL1809
OL1815
Always stand clear of discharge
area. Do not direct discharge
toward other people.
OL1810
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5. Danger! To Avoid Serious Injury or
Death
6. Hot Surfaces!
Read the operator’s manual.
OL1801
OL1801
DO NOT touch parts which are
hot from operation. ALWAYS
allow parts to cool.
7. Caution!
Keep children and others away
from unit while operating.
OL1802
No smoking.
OL1803
Never direct discharge toward
other people. Thrown objects
can cause injury.
Fill fuel tanks to 2-1/2 in.
(6.35 cm) below bottom of filler
neck.
Look down and behind before
and while backing.
OL1804
OL1805
Never carry children.
•
Never fill fuel tank when engine is
running, hot or unit is indoors. Never
overfill fuel tank.
•
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up
spilled fuel.
8. Danger!
OL1806
10
MAX
OL1807
Go up and down slopes, not
across.
DO NOT operate on slopes over
10°.
•
If machine stops going uphill, stop
blade and back down slowly.
•
Avoid sudden turns.
•
Keep safety devices (guards, shields,
switches, etc.) in place and working.
•
Check interlock system per manual
before use.
•
Understand location and function of all
controls.
•
Never allow operation by untrained
persons.
•
Disengage PTO, stop unit and engine,
set parking brake and remove key
before making any inspections, repairs,
etc.
Keep hands and feet away.
Do not operate mower unless
guards are in operating position
or bagger is attached.
Emission Control System
Certification Label
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 EPA and/or CARB authorized
service centers. Contact your Ariens
Equipment Retailer concerning emission
controls and component questions.
SAFETY RULES
If unit is to be used by someone other than
original purchaser; loaned, rented or sold,
ALWAYS provide this manual and any
needed safety training before operation.
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Only the user can prevent and is responsible
for accidents or injuries occurring to
themselves, other people or property.
Read, understand, and follow all safety
practices in Owner/Operator Manual before
assembling, using or working on this mower.
ALWAYS remove key from ignition and wire
from spark plug before assembly, or working
on this unit.
Inspect unit before each use for: missing or
damaged decals and shields, correctly
operating safety interlock system, and
deterioration of grass catchers. Replace or
repair as needed.
ALWAYS check overhead and side
clearances carefully before operation.
ALWAYS be aware of traffic when crossing or
operating along streets or curbs.
Keep children, people, and pets away. Be
alert and shut off unit if anyone enters work
area. Keep children under watchful care of a
responsible adult.
NEVER allow children to operate or play on
or near unit.
Keep area of operation clear of all toys, and
debris. Thrown objects can cause injury.
Stay alert for hidden hazards, holes, and ruts.
Avoid uneven or rough terrain. DO NOT
operate near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. Unit can suddenly turn over if
a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if
an edge caves in.
Dust, fog, etc. can reduce vision and cause
an accident. Operate unit only when there is
good visibility and light.
Data indicates that operators, age 60 and
above, are involved in a larger percentage of
riding mower related injuries. These
operators should evaluate their ability to
operate the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from serious
injury.
Wear adequate safety gear, sturdy shoes,
and protective gloves.
Only trained adults may operate unit. Training
includes being familiar with controls and
actual operation.
NEVER operate unit after or during the use of
medication, drugs or alcohol.
NEVER allow anyone to operate this unit
when their alertness or coordination is
impaired.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry and
tie back hair that may get caught in rotating
parts.
Protect eyes, face and head from objects that
may be thrown from unit. Wear appropriate
hearing protection. Always wear safety
goggles or safety glasses with side shields
when operating mower.
Avoid sharp edges. Sharp edges can cut.
Moving parts can cut off fingers or a hand.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from all
rotating parts during operation. Rotating parts
can cut off body parts.
ALWAYS keep hands away from all pinch
points.
Start and operate unit only when seated in
operator’s position. Steering control levers
must be in neutral, PTO disengaged and
parking brake set when starting engine.
ALWAYS keep body and hands away from
pin holes or nozzles which eject hydraulic
fluid under pressure.
DO NOT touch unit parts which might be hot
from operation. Allow parts to cool before
attempting to maintain, adjust or service.
NEVER place your hands or any part of your
body or clothing inside or near any moving
part while unit is running.
NEVER direct discharge towards persons or
property. Thrown objects may ricochet back
towards operator. ALWAYS stand clear of the
discharge area.
ALWAYS disengage attachment, stop unit
and engine, remove key, engage parking
brake, and allow moving parts to stop before
leaving operator’s position.
Use extreme caution on gravel surfaces.
Disengage PTO when attachment is not in
use and when crossing gravel surfaces.
DO NOT operate unit if safety interlock
system is damaged or disabled. Check safety
interlock before each use.
ALWAYS remove key to prevent unauthorized
use.
DO NOT operate at too fast a rate. Slow
down before turning.
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or
unclogging chute.
DO NOT mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
DO NOT mow with the deck access plate
open. Always make sure the access plate is
down, or secured down, with the hardware.
DO NOT try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
Know the weight of loads. Limit loads to those
you can safely control and the unit can safely
handle.
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ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards
and panels in good repair, in place and
securely fastened.
Do not operate without either entire grass
catcher or the discharge guard in place.
DO NOT operate in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. ALWAYS look down and behind
before and while backing; especially for
children.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
for wheel weights or counterweights to
improve stability when using attachments.
NEVER carry passengers–especially
children–even with blades off.
Use extra care when approaching blind
corners or objects that may obscure vision of
hidden obstacles and children.
If you cannot back up a slope or you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
Mow up and down slopes, not across them.
Use slow speed on any slope. Tires may lose
traction on slopes even though the brakes are
functioning properly.
Keep all movements on the slope slow and
gradual. DO NOT make sudden changes in
speed or direction.
Use extra care while operating machines with
grass catcher or other attachments. They can
affect stability of the machine.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a
slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT operate on slopes over 10°.
DO NOT park on slopes unless necessary. If
unit is parked on a slope, ALWAYS chock or
block wheels and set parking brake.
DO NOT disengage or bypass transmission
and coast downhill.
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch
designed for towing. Do not attach towed
equipment except at the hitch point.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
for weight limits for towed equipment and
towing on slopes.
NEVER allow children or others in or on
towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment
may cause loss of traction and loss of control.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
Use extra care when loading or unloading
unit onto trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle.
NEVER secure from rods or linkages that
could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is
running.
ALWAYS turn off power to attachment and
shut off fuel when transporting unit.
Keep unit free of grass clippings, leaves, and
other debris. Clean up oil or fuel spills.
This product is equipped with an internal
combustion type engine. DO NOT use unit on
or near any unimproved, forest-covered or
brush covered land unless exhaust system is
equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local, state or federal laws. A spark
arrester, if it is used, must be maintained in
effective working order by operator.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are
explosive. Handle with care. Use an
approved fuel container.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames.
ALWAYS allow engine to cool before
servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running
or hot from operation.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
NEVER overfill fuel tank.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up
spilled fuel.
NEVER fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from
your vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel
it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the
fuel tank or container opening at all times until
fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lockopen device.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
Avoid Electric Shock. Objects contacting both
battery terminals at the same time may result
in injury and unit damage. DO NOT reverse
battery connections.
Explosive Gases from battery can cause
death or serious injury. Poisonous battery
fluid contains sulfuric acid and its contact with
skin, eyes or clothing can cause severe
chemical burns.
NO flames, NO sparks, NO smoking near
battery.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective
gear near battery. Use insulated tools.
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Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of
children.
Reverse connections may result in sparks
which can cause serious injury. Always
connect positive (+) lead of charger to
positive (+) terminal, and negative (-) lead to
negative (-) terminal.
ALWAYS disconnect negative (-) cable FIRST
and positive (+) cable SECOND. ALWAYS
connect positive (+) cable FIRST, and
negative (-) cable SECOND.
A frozen battery can explode and result in
death or serious injury. DO NOT charge or
jump start a battery containing frozen fluid.
Thaw the battery before putting on a charger
or jump starting.
ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards,
and panels in good repair, in place and
securely fastened. NEVER modify or remove
safety devices.
DO NOT change engine governor settings or
over-speed engine.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury
or death. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed
area. Always provide good ventilation.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating
condition. Damaged or worn out muffler can
cause fire or explosion.
Stop and inspect equipment if you strike an
object or if there is an unusual vibration.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never
make adjustments or repairs with the engine
running.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut you.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use
extra caution when servicing them. NEVER
weld or straighten mower blades.
Rotation of one blade may cause rotation of
the other blades.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
Keep all hardware properly tightened.
Stored energy in springs can cause injury.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
Never store the machine or fuel container
inside a building where there is an open
flame, such as a water heater.
Shut off fuel (if provided) and allow engine to
cool completely before storing in closed area
or covering unit.
Clean grass and debris from unit, especially
from around muffler and engine, to help
prevent fires.
For extended storage, clean unit thoroughly.
See Engine Manual for proper storage.
Use only attachments or accessories
designed for your unit.
Check attachment components frequently. If
worn or damaged, replace with
manufacturer’s recommended parts.
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ASSEMBLY
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Place Discharge Chute in Operating
Position
WARNING: Do not operate
mower unless the discharge chute
is in the operating position.
Tools Required
•
Adjustable wrench
•
9/16" wrench
•
Petroleum jelly or dielectric grease.
Unpack Unit
Remove unit and all other components from
the shipping container. Engage transmission
bypass lever (see MOVING UNIT
MANUALLY on page 14). Push unit from
container onto a level surface. Disengage
transmission bypass lever.
Prior to operating the unit, remove the
discharge chute from the transport position
and place the discharge chute in the
operating position (figure 4).
Discharge Chute in Transport Position
Connect Battery
See Battery Removal and Installation on
page 21 and perform steps 2 and 3 in the
installation section.
Place Unit in Operating Position
(figure 3):
NOTE: The unit is shipped with the seat
positioned as far back as possible.
1. Tip seat forward and adjust the seat as
needed (see ADJUSTING STEERING
LEVERS on page 22).
2. Remove eccentric spacers and rotate
steering levers to the operating position.
reinstall spacers. Do not tighten.
3. Adjust steering levers (see ADJUSTING
STEERING LEVERS on page 22).
Discharge Chute in Operating Position
1
3
Figure 4
2
3
1. Seat
2. Steering
Lever
3. Eccentric
Spacer
4. Handlebar
Brackets
4
Figure 3
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Check Engine Oil Level
Check Tire Pressure
1. Refer to Engine Manual.
CAUTION: Avoid injury! Explosive
separation of tire and rim parts is
possible when they are serviced
incorrectly:
• Do not attempt to mount a tire
without the proper equipment
and experience to perform the
job.
• Do not inflate the tires above
the recommended pressure.
• Do not weld or heat a wheel
and tire assembly. Heat can
cause an increase in air
pressure resulting in an
explosion. Welding can
structurally weaken or deform
the wheel.
• Do not stand in front or over
the tire assembly when
inflating. Use a clip-on chuck
and extension hose long
enough to allow you to stand
to one side.
Level Mower Deck
See on page 18.
Fill Fuel Tanks
See FILLING FUEL TANKS on page 13.
Adjust Seat
See Adjusting Seat on page 13.
Check Safety Interlock System
WARNING: Safety interlock failure
and improper operation of unit can
result in death or serious injury.
Check system before each use to
make sure it is functioning
properly.
See Safety Interlock System on page 12.
Check function of all controls
See OPERATION on page 12.
See SPECIFICATIONS on page 29.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
5
4
6
2
13
12
7
1
11
10
9
1. Ignition Switch
2. PTO Switch
3. Throttle Lever
4. Seat
5. Steering Levers
6. Parking Brake
7. Fuel Tank
8
Figure 5
8. Mower Lift Pedal
9. Mower Deck
10. Discharge Chute
11. Fuel Gauge
12. Choke Control
13. Hour meter
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3
OPERATION
Throttle Lever
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
1
Fast (1) – Increases
engine speed.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See figure 5 for all controls and features
locations.
Safety Interlock System
WARNING: Safety interlock failure
and improper operation of unit can
result in death or serious injury.
Check system before each use to
make sure it is functioning
properly.
Perform the following tests to ensure the
safety interlock system is working properly. If
the unit does not perform as stated contact
your Ariens dealer for repairs.
Test Steering PTO
Lever
Parking
Brake
Engine
1
Neutral
Position
Off
Engaged
Starts
2
Neutral
Position
On
Engaged
Doesn’t
Start
3
Neutral
Position
Off
Disengaged Doesn’t
Start
4*+
Out of
Neutral
Position
Off
Disengaged
Neutral
Position
On
5*+
2
Slow (2) – Decreases
engine speed.
Choke Control
Use to start a cold engine. Push
the choke lever away from
operator position to start a cold
engine. Pull the choke lever
toward the operator position
when the engine starts to run
smoothly.
NOTE: Do not choke a warm engine.
Parking Brake
Engaged
Shuts
Off
Shuts
Off
Engages (2) and
disengages (1) parking
brake.
1
2
Power Take-Off (PTO) Switch
* Test with engine running.
+ Operator lifts off seat.
1
Ignition Switch
1
2
3
4
Operate ignition
switch with a
removable key.
Ignition switch has
four positions:
Stop (1), Headlight
(2), Run (3), Start (4).
See STARTING AND
SHUTTING OFF
ENGINE on page 15
for detailed
instructions on how to
start engine.
Engages (2)
and disengages
(1) mower
blades.
2
Hour Meter
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Records total number of
hours engine has been run.
NOTE: Hour meter will
continue to run if ignition key
is left in the run position with
the engine turned off.
•
Reverse (1) – Pull both steering levers
backward.
•
Forward (2) – Push both steering levers
forward.
•
Left (3) – Pull left steering lever back or
push right steering lever forward or a
combination of both.
•
Right (4) – Pull right steering lever back
or push left steering lever forward or a
combination of both.
1
2
3
4
Press mower lift pedal and install adjustment
pin in the desired adjustment hole.
NOTE: Adjusting the seat
further forward will help
increase the leverage in
lifting the mower deck (see
Adjusting Seat on
page 13).
08088400A
Steering Levers
Adjusting Seat
Lift adjustment lever and slide seat forward or
backward to the desired position.
NOTE: To stop, return both steering levers to
neutral.
NOTE: The steering levers must be in the
neutral position to start the engine.
NOTE: The parking brake must be
disengaged prior to moving the steering
levers from the neutral position.
Figure 7
1. Clean fuel caps and surrounding area to
prevent dust, dirt, and debris from
entering fuel tanks.
2. Remove fuel caps.
IMPORTANT: See Engine Manual for correct
type and grade of fuel.
3. Fill fuel tanks to 2-1/2 in. (6.35 cm)
below bottom of filler neck. See
SPECIFICATIONS on page 29 for
capacity of fuel tanks.
4. Replace fuel caps.
Raises and lowers the deck.
3
1. Seat
2. Adjustment Lever
FILLING FUEL TANKS
Mower Lift Pedal (Figure 6)
1
2
1. Adjustment Pin
2. Mower Lift Pedal
3. Adjustment Hole
Figure 6
02988000
NOTE: The adjustment pin is used to set the
height of the mower deck. See
SPECIFICATIONS on page 29 for cutting
height dimensions.
7
2
1
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GASOLINE
STOPPING IN AN EMERGENCY
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 15% MTBE (methyl
tertiary butyl ether) is acceptable.
• Use of any gasoline other than those
approved above may 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.
Bring steering levers back to neutral, set
parking brake, and turn off engine.
MOVING UNIT MANUALLY
WARNING: DO NOT disengage
or bypass transmission and coast
downhill.
Disengage (2) transmission bypass levers to
drive unit and engage (1) transmission
bypass levers to push unit manually
(figure 8).
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.
2
1
1. Transmission Bypass Lever Engaged
2. Transmission Bypass Lever
Disengaged
Figure 8
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STARTING AND SHUTTING OFF
ENGINE
TRANSPORTING UNIT
Starting the Engine
NOTE: Disengage the PTO, engage the
parking brake, and place the steering levers
in neutral prior to starting the engine.
1. If the engine is cold, push the choke
control away from operator position to
start. If the engine is warm or hot, do not
use choke.
2. Move the throttle to 1/3 Fast position.
See Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT operate starter for
more than 15 seconds per minute as damage
can occur.
3. Turn ignition key to start position and
release once the engine has started.
4. Pull the choke lever toward operator
position when the engine is warm. Wait
until the engine is running smoothly
before operation.
IMPORTANT: Let the engine warm up
several seconds to several minutes
depending on outside temperature.
ALWAYS shut off engine, set parking brake,
remove key, and close fuel shut-off valve or
drain fuel when transporting unit on a truck or
trailer. Tie unit down securely. Do not tie
down by linkages, guards, cables or other
parts that may be damaged.
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
Cut grass when it is dry.
Keep mower blades sharp.
Keep mower deck properly leveled.
Adjust anti-scalp rollers to prevent scalping.
Do not set height of cut too low. For very tall
grass, mow twice.
Do not travel too fast.
Mow with the engine set at full throttle.
When mulching, only remove 1/3 of grass
length per cutting.
Discharge clippings into areas already cut.
Vary cutting pattern with each mowing.
Do not allow grass or debris to collect inside
of mower deck. Clean after each use.
Stopping the Engine
1. Stop unit.
2. Disengage PTO.
3. Set throttle lever to slow.
4. Turn ignition switch to off position and
remove key.
5. Set parking brake.
OPERATING MOWER
1. Start engine.
2. Set throttle lever to fast.
IMPORTANT: Never engage PTO if mower is
plugged with grass or other material.
3. Engage PTO to start mower blades.
NOTE: The parking brake must be
disengaged prior to moving the steering
levers from the neutral lockout position.
4. Release parking brake.
5. Use steering levers to move the unit.
6. Disengage PTO to stop mower blades.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
NOTE: To have full access to the engine, the
seat must be tipped forward (see TIPPING
SEAT FORWARD on page 17) and the hood
opened (see OPENING AND CLOSING
HOOD on page 18).
IMPORTANT: Proper maintenance can
prolong the life of unit. The following chart
shows the recommended service schedule.
Refer to the maintenance instructions in the
Engine Manual for additional information.
Interval
Task
Action
Check
Safety
Interlock
System
Check
Parking
Brake
WARNING: Safety interlock system failure and improper
operation of unit can result in death or serious injury. Test
this system each time the unit is operated. If this system
does not function as described, do not operate until repairs
are made (see Safety Interlock System on page 12).
Engage parking brake and engage transmission bypass lever (see
MOVING UNIT MANUALLY on page 14). Push unit. If unit rolls,
contact your Ariens Dealer.
Clean Unit Clean engine, battery, seat, mower deck, etc. of all dirt and debris. Do
not use solvents, hard cleaners, or abrasives.
NOTE: Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
See SPECIFICATIONS on page 29 for correct tire pressure.
IMPORTANT: Do not spray the unit with water, especially when the
unit is warm from operation. Water can seep into bearings and
damage them.
Each Use
Check
Tires
Check
Mower
Blades
CAUTION: Avoid injury! Explosive separation of tire and rim
parts is possible when they are serviced incorrectly:
•Do not attempt to mount a tire without the proper equipment
and experience to perform the job.
•
Do not inflate the tires above the recommended pressure.
•
Do not weld or heat a wheel and tire assembly. Heat can cause
an increase in air pressure resulting in an explosion. Welding can
structurally weaken or deform the wheel.
•
Do not stand in front or over the tire assembly when inflating. Use
a clip-on chuck and extension hose long enough to allow you to
stand to one side.
CAUTION: Check for worn or damaged mower blades.
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Interval
Task
Follow
Engine
Manual
MaintenEach Use ance
Schedule
Action
Perform scheduled engine
maintenance. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
NOTE: To drain the oil, use the oil
drain hose (1) supplied with unit, not
the drain plug that is shown in the
Engine Manual.
1
Check
Battery
Keep battery and battery terminals clean (see Cleaning Battery and
Battery Cables on page 21).
Lubricate
Unit
Apply grease to zerk (1) on each
front wheel
25 Hours
or Every
Season
1
50 Hours Check
or Every Fasteners
Season
Check mower blade mounting hardware and all other fasteners.
Replace fasteners that are missing or damaged. Tighten all nuts and
bolts to the correct torque value.
Check All
100
Belts
Hours or
Every
Season
Replace worn or deteriorated belts.
• Check hydrostatic belt (see REPLACING HYDROSTATIC BELT
on page 24 for hydrostatic belt location).
•
Check PTO belt (see REPLACING PTO BELT on page 23 for
PTO belt location).
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
TIPPING SEAT FORWARD
Put steering levers up and tip seat forward.
1. Seat Tipped Forward
Figure 9
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1
OPENING AND CLOSING HOOD
REPLACING MOWER BLADE
To open, pull up on the back of the hood until
hood hits the hood stop and push down on
back of hood to close (figure 10).
Remove (Figure 12)
CAUTION: Mower blades are
sharp and can cut you. Wrap the
blades or wear gloves, and use
extra caution when servicing them.
Hood tipped open.
1. Block mower blades to prevent rotation.
2. Remove mounting hardware and mower
blades from mower deck.
Install (Figure 12)
1. Install mower blades on mower deck
with mounting hardware.
2. Torque 5/8-inch hex bolt to 80 to
120 lbf-ft (108 to 163 N•m).
Figure 10
OPENING DECK ACCESS PLATE
1. Install adjustment pin in the first
adjustment hole (figure 11).
2. Put parking brake on.
3. Raise deck access plate.
1
2
4
3
2
1.
2.
3.
4.
1
1. Adjustment Pin
2. Deck Access plate
Figure 11
Flat Washer
Bevel Washer
5/8-inch Hex Bolt
Mower Blade
Figure 12
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LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING
PITCH OF MOWER DECK
The Forward Pitch Of The Mower
Blades (Figure 14):
NOTE: Adjust on a level surface, with the
tires inflated to the correct air pressure (see
SPECIFICATIONS on page 29).
There are three measurements required to
level and adjust the pitch of the mower deck.
1. The distance from the mower blades to
the ground.
2. The forward pitch of the mower blades.
3. The pitch of the mower blades from
side-to-side.
•
Should be 0.0 in. (0.0 mm) to 1/4 in.
(6.35 mm) pitched forward.
NOTE: This measurement must be taken
when the mower blades ends are facing
forward.
Forward Pitch of Mower Blades
2
1
3
The Distance From The Mower
Blades To The Ground (Figure 13):
•
In the lowest cutting position should be
1-1/2 in. + 1/4 in. (3.8 cm + 0.64 cm).
•
In the highest cutting position should be
4-1/2 in. + 1/4 in. (11.4 cm + 0.64 cm).
Lowest Cutting Position
3
1
2
Front of
Mower Deck
Forward Pitch = 0.0 in. (0.0 mm) to
1/4 in. (6.35 mm)
1. Mower Deck
2. Mower Blade
3. Ground
Figure 14
The Pitch Of The Mower Blades From
Side-To-Side (Figure 15):
•
1-1/2 in. + 1/4 in. (3.8 cm + 0.64 cm)
Highest Cutting Position
1
3
2
Should be within 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) as
measured on each side of the mower
deck.
NOTE: This measurement must be taken
when the mower blade ends are
perpendicular (at a right angle) to the frame
of the unit.
Side-To-Side Pitch
1
3
2
4-1/2 in. + 1/4 in. (11.4 cm + 0.64 cm)
1. Mower Deck
2. Mower Blade
3. Ground
1/4-in. (6.35 cm) from Side-To-Side
1. Mower Deck
2. Mower Blade
3. Ground
Figure 13
Figure 15
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Adjusting The Mower Deck To Adjust
Mower Blade Height And Pitch
(Figure 17):
NOTE: Adjusting the mower deck will adjust
the height and pitch of the mower blades.
1. Adjust the trunnions first and re-take the
three measurements required to level
and adjust the pitch of the mower deck.
These measurements are:
a. The distance from the mower
blades to the ground.
1
b. The forward pitch of the mower
blades.
2
c. The pitch of the mower blades
from side-to-side.
2. Repeat step 1 as needed until all three
measurements are within the tolerances
specified.
3
1. Deck Link
2. Mower Deck
3. Trunnion
Figure 17
1
2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
3
5
4
6
Rear Trunnion
PTO Belt
Mower Deck
Drag Link
Front Trunnion
Lift Arm
Figure 16
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SERVICING BATTERY
Install (Figure 19)
1. Install battery on the unit with battery
hold-down bracket.
2. Connect positive (+) cable first, then
negative (–) cable.
3. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease
to battery cable ends and terminals.
4. Tip seat back (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
NOTE: Unit comes equipped with a
maintenance-free battery that requires no
regular maintenance except cleaning the
terminals and periodic charging.
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.
Cleaning Battery and Battery Cables
(Figure 19)
Battery Removal and Installation
Remove (Figure 18)
1. Tip seat forward (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
2. Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) cable.
3. Loosen and remove bolts.
4. Remove battery hold-down bracket and
battery from unit.
1. Tip seat forward (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
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. Tip seat back (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
6
2
1
5
4
2
1. Battery Hold-Down Bracket
2. Bolts
Figure 18
2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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3
1
Battery Hold-Down Bracket
Negative (–) Cable
Negative (–) Terminal
Battery
Positive (+) Cabel
Positive (+) Terminal
Figure 19
Charging the Battery
ADJUSTING STEERING LEVERS
(Figure 19)
Adjusting Steering Lever Height
(Figure 20)
WARNING: FROZEN BATTERIES
CAN EXPLODE and result in
death or serious injury. DO NOT
charge a frozen battery. Let the
battery thaw before charging.
Follow First Aid directions for contact with
battery fluid.
• External Contact: Flush with water.
•
NOTE: Perform steps 1 and 2 for both
steering levers.
1. Remove mounting hardware and move
handlebar up or down until the steering
levers are at the appropriate height.
2. Install mounting hardware.
NOTE: Align handlebars by adjusting
eccentric spacer until the handlebar height is
the same.
Eyes: Flush with water for at least 15
minutes and get medical attention
immediately!
2
•
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 (see Battery
Removal and Installation on page 21).
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 (see Battery
Removal and Installation on page 21).
5
1
6
3
4
Jump-Starting
Ariens does not recommend jump-starting
your unit. Jump-starting can damage engine
and electrical system components. See your
engine manual for more detailed information.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Handlebar
Steering Lever
Mounting Hardware
Adjustment Holes
Eccentric Spacer
Shipping Adjustment Holes
Figure 20
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REPLACING PTO BELT
Forward and Reverse Speed
Adjustment
Remove (Figure 22)
(Figure 21)
1. Lower mower deck to the ground.
IMPORTANT: The unit should track within
2 feet (0.61 m) of a straight line for 30 feet
(9.14 m).
The travel of the steering levers may need
adjustment if:
• The unit turns to the right or left when
both steering levers are pushed as far
forward as possible.
2. Remove belt covers from mower deck.
•
CAUTION: Use care when
releasing idler spring tension.
Keep body parts well away from
idler when performing this
operation.
3. Hook a puller into idler hole and pull idler
arm towards outside of unit until tension
is removed from PTO belt.
The unit turns to the right or left when
both steering levers are pulled back as
far rearward as possible.
NOTE: The side the unit turns toward
indicates that the wheel on that side is turning
slower than the other wheel. Either the wheel
that is turning faster needs to slow down or
the wheel that is turning slower needs to be
sped up to allow the unit to travel in a straight
line.
1. Determine which way the unit turns.
NOTE: The forward travel adjustment bolt
adjusts the rear travel of the steering lever.
The rear travel adjustment bolt adjusts the
forward travel of the steering lever.
2. Adjust speed by loosing jam nut and:
• Turning adjustment bolt clockwise to
decrease steering lever travel.
•
3
4
5
6
2
1
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Turning adjustment bolt counter
clockwise to increase steering lever
travel.
Idler Spring
Electric Clutch
PTO Belt
Idler Hole
Idler Pulley
Idler Arm
Belt Cover
Figure 22
4. Remove PTO belt from left mower deck
pulley.
5. Slowly release idler arm until tension is
removed from idler spring.
6. Remove PTO belt from mower deck and
electric clutch.
Install (Figure 22)
1
3
2
1. Forward Travel Adjustment Bolt
2. Rear Travel Adjustment Bolt
3. Steering Lever
Figure 21
NOTE: Do not install PTO belt on left mower
deck pulley in step 1.
1. Install PTO belt on electric clutch and
mower deck.
2. Hook a puller into idler hole and pull idler
arm towards outside of unit until PTO
belt can be routed around left mower
deck pulley.
3. Slowly release idler arm until idler pulley
rests firmly against PTO belt.
4. Install belt covers on mower deck.
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REPLACING HYDROSTATIC BELT
Remove (Figure 23)
To Add Hydraulic Fluid:
(Figure 24)
1. Remove the cap from the expansion
tank.
2. Fill the expansion tank with 20W-50
engine oil with an SL API classification
until oil level reaches the cold fill line on
the tank.
3. Install the expansion tank cap and then
purge the system. See “Purging the
Hydraulic System” on page 25.
1. Remove PTO belt (see REPLACING
PTO BELT on page 23).
2. Disconnect electric clutch connector.
3. Remove clutch stop.
CAUTION: Use care when
releasing idler spring tension.
Keep body parts well away from
idler when performing this
operation.
4. Disconnect idler spring.
5. Remove hydrostatic belt from
hydrostatic transmission pulleys, pulley,
electric clutch, and idler.
The hydraulic fluid should be at the cold
fill line of the expansion tank.
Install (Figure 23)
1. Install hydrostatic belt on idler, electric
clutch, pulley, and hydrostatic
transmission pulleys.
2. Connect idler spring.
3. Install clutch stop.
4. Connect electric clutch connector.
5. Install PTO belt (see REPLACING PTO
BELT on page 23).
1
2
6
3
2
Figure 24
4
5
Change Hydraulic Fluid and Filter
(Figure 25)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Hydrostatic Belt
Hydrostatic Transmission Pulley
Pulley
Electric Clutch
Idler
Idler Spring
Figure 23
Check Hydraulic Fluid Level
(Figure 24)
Check the system with the unit cold and
parked on a flat, level surface.
Then run the unit for about one minute and
recheck the levels.
NOTE: Change hydraulic fluid and filter after
the first 75 hours of operation and then every
400 hours. Use 20W-50 engine oil with an SL
API classification.
1. Place container under oil filter to catch
oil.
2. Remove the filter guard and oil filter from
the transaxle.
3. Remove the oil drain plug or fitting from
the inlet port and allow the transaxle to
drain completely.
4. Clean the filter mounting surface and
then lubricate rubber gasket on new oil
filter with clean hydraulic oil.
5. Spin new oil filter onto filter housing until
it makes contact. Tighten oil filter
another 3/4 turn.
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6. Install the filter guards removed in
step 2. Tighten the mounting screws to
65 lbf-in (7.3 N•m).
7. Fill with 20W-50 engine oil with an SL
API classification until oil appears at the
bottom of the drain plug (about 2 quarts
per transaxle). Install the drain plug and
tighten it to 180 lbf-in (20.3 N•m).
8. Repeat steps 1–7 for the other
transaxle.
9. Follow the instructions in “To Add
Hydraulic Fluid:” on page 24.
1
Purging the Hydraulic System
WARNING: This adjustment
requires operating the engine.
Use extreme care to avoid
contact with moving parts and hot
surfaces. Be sure rear of unit is
well supported and secure before
starting engine.
1. With the unit up to and facing a wall, jack
up the unit so that both drive wheels are
off the ground.
2. Disengage the parking brake and put the
transaxle bypass levers in the neutral
position (see MOVING UNIT
MANUALLY on page 14).
3. Start the engine and slowly move the
steering levers in forward and reverse
five or six times.
4. Stop the engine and put the transaxle
bypass levers in the drive position (see
MOVING UNIT MANUALLY on
page 14).
5. Start the engine and slowly move the
steering levers in forward and reverse
five or six times.
6. Stop the engine, check the oil level and
add oil as needed.
7. Repeat steps 2–6 until the transaxles
operate smoothly in forward and reverse
at normal speeds without excessive
noise.
2
3
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
Drain Plug
Oil Filter
Filter Guard
Mounting Hardware
Figure 25
STORAGE
Short Term Storage
Fuel System
IMPORTANT: NEVER clean unit with highpressure water or store unit outdoors.
Remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in
a clean dry area.
Inspect unit for signs of wear or damage.
Ensure all fasteners are properly tightened.
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.
Long Term Storage
Follow all instructions under Short Term
Storage.
Remove and fully charge battery. Store in a
clean dry area.
Drain fuel from fuel tank.
Refer to Engine Manual for the proper engine
storage procedures.
Touch up all scratched or chipped paint
surfaces.
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.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will not
crank/start.
Engine
runs
rough.
Unit does not
move with
engine running
when using
steering levers.
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Safety interlock
system is not
engaged or is
faulty.
1. Check safety interlock system (see
Safety Interlock System on
page 12).
2. Fuel tanks empty.
2. Fill fuel tanks (see FILLING FUEL
TANKS on page 13).
3. Discharged
battery.
3. Charge battery (see Charging the
Battery on page 22).
4. Poor connection
between battery
and battery cables.
4. Tighten battery cables and/or clean
battery and battery cables (see
Cleaning Battery and Battery Cables
on page 21).
5. Spark plug wire(s)
loose or spark
plug(s) faulty.
5. Connect spark plug wire(s) or
replace spark plug(s). Refer to
Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
6. Faulty electrical
system.
6. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
7. Faulty engine.
7. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Choke engaged.
1. Disengage choke.
2. Air filter cartridge
plugged.
2. Clean or replace air filter cartridge.
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
3. Faulty engine.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. The transmission
bypass lever is
engaged.
1. Disengage transmission bypass
lever (see on page 16).
2. Faulty hydrostatic
belt.
2. Replace hydrostatic belt (see
REPLACING HYDROSTATIC BELT
on page 24).
3. Faulty
transmission.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
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PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
PTO or mower
blades do not
engage or shuts
off.
1. Operator presence
switch not
depressed.
1. Depress operator presence switch
by sitting on seat.
2. Faulty operator
presence switch.
2. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
3. Electric clutch
connector is loose
or disconnected.
3. Connect the electric clutch
connector. See REPLACING
HYDROSTATIC BELT on page 24
for the electric clutch connector
location.
4. Faulty PTO belt.
4. Replace PTO belt (see REPLACING
PTO BELT on page 23).
5. Faulty PTO switch,
wires, connectors,
or clutch.
5. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Engine oil level
low.
1. Add engine oil. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
2. Cooling system
plugged.
2. Clean cooling system. Refer to
Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
3. Faulty engine.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
Unit moves with
engine off and
parking brake
engaged.
1. The parking brake
needs adjustment.
1. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
2. Faulty parking
brake.
2. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
Hour meter
continues when
engine not
running.
1. Ignition key is in
the run position
with engine turned
off.
1. Turn ignition key to the off position.
1. Incorrect tire
pressure.
1. Check tire pressure (see
SPECIFICATIONS on page 29)
2. Steering levers
need adjustment.
2. Adjust steering levers (see Forward
and Reverse Speed Adjustment on
page 23)
3. Hydrostatic
transmission
and/or linkage
needs adjustment.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Hydrostatic
transmission
and/or linkage
needs adjustment.
1. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
Engine
overheats.
Unit does not
travel in a
straight line.
Unit creeps with
steering levers
in neutral
position.
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CORRECTION
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Poor cutting
quality.
1. Mower deck not
level or mower
pitch is incorrect.
1. Level and adjust pitch of mower
deck (see The Distance From The
Mower Blades To The Ground
(Figure 13): on page 19).
2. Dull or faulty
mower blades.
2. Sharpen mower blades or replace
mower blades (see REPLACING
MOWER BLADE on page 18).
SERVICE PARTS
ACCESSORIES
Be sure to always use genuine Ariens parts
to keep your unit running like new.
See your authorized Ariens dealer to
add these optional accessories to your
unit.
Part No.
Qty
21547800
1
Spark Plug
Description
21547900
1
Fuel Filter
21548000
1
Air Filter
21548100
1
Engine Oil Filter
21545100
1
Hydraulic Oil Filter
02961600
1
42-Inch Mower Blade
03288600
1
42-Inch Mulching Blade
02982000
1
48-Inch Mower Blade
00273000
1
48-Inch Mulching Blade
02961700
1
54-Inch Mower Blade
03288700
1
54-Inch Mulching Blade
07242200
1
Hydrostatic Belt
07200037
1
42-Inch PTO Belt
07200436
1
48-Inch PTO Belt
07200023
1
54-Inch PTO Belt
Part No.
Description
71502900 Dump Cart
71509000 42-Inch Mulch Kit
71508700 48-Inch Mulch Kit
71509100 54-Inch Mulch Kit
71503200 48-Inch Aerator
71503300 36-Inch Roller
71503400 48-Inch Dethatcher
71510300 15-Gallon Sprayer
71503600 Spreader
71509200 Sunshade
71503800 48-Inch Lawn Sweeper
81502200 3-Bag Powered Bagger
71509300 Trailer Hitch
71509400 Light Kit
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Model
915145
Zoom XL 42
Engine
915147
915149
Zoom XL 48
Zoom XL 54
Kawasaki FR651
Displacement - in.3 (cc)
45.5 (746)
Max Governed RPM
(May be different from
maximum RPM)
3600 + 0
3600 – 50
Speed
Forward Max. - m.p.h (km/h)
6.5 (10.46)
Reverse Max. - m.p.h (km/h)
3 (3.2)
Turning Radius
Zero
Brakes
Internal Transmission
Electrical
Starter
Electric
Battery
12 Volt Maintenance Free
PTO (Power Take Off)
Electric Clutch/Brake
Fuel
Fuel Type
Refer to Engine Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity - gal. (L)
4.5 (17.0)
Transmission
Hydrostatic Drive
Size and Weight
Length - in. (cm)
Width - in. (cm)
Weight - lbs (Kg)
68 (173)
44 (111.8)
49 (124.5)
56 (142.2)
656 (297.6)
667 (302.5)
680 (308.4)
Height - in. (cm)
41 (109)
Tires
Front Tire Size - in.
Rear Tire Size - in.
11 x 4
20 x 8
20 x 10
Front Tire Pressure psi (kPa)
46 (317)
Rear Tire Pressure psi (kPa)
10 (69)
Mower Deck
Cutting Height - in. (cm)
Cutting Width - in. (cm)
1-1/2 – 4-1/2 (3.81 - 11.4)
42 (107)
48 (122)
Max. Towing Capacity lbs (kg)
300 (136)
Max. Tongue Weight lbs (kg)
30 (13.6)
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54 (137)
Two-Year Limited Lawn and
Garden Consumer Ride-On
Warranty
Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the original purchaser that Ariens and Gravely brand consumer
products manufactured and sold by Ariens will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period
of two years after the date of purchase. An authorized Ariens dealer (Ariens brand products) or Gravely
dealer (Gravely 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.
Five-Year Limited Warranty on Mower Deck Shell
The deck shell on zero-turn riding mowers is warranted to the original purchaser for five years from
the date of purchase. Any defect in material or workmanship of the deck shell will be repaired free of
charge (parts and labor) to the original purchaser for two years after the date of purchase. For the third
through fifth year from the date of purchase, the parts required to repair a defect in material or workmanship of the deck shell, not the labor, will be provided free of charge.
Five-Year Limited Warranty on Main Frame
The main frame on zero-turn riding mowers is warranted to the original purchaser for five years from
the date of purchase. Any defect in material or workmanship of the main frame will be repaired free of
charge (parts and labor) to the original purchaser for two years after the date of purchase. For the third
through fifth year from the date of purchase, the parts required to repair a defect in material or workmanship of the main frame, not the labor, will be provided free of charge.
Two-Year Limited Warranty on AMP™ Series Battery Packs and Subassemblies
The battery pack and/or battery subassemblies on AMP series electric riding mowers is/are warranted
to the original purchaser for two years from the date of purchase. Ariens will replace, free of charge to
the original purchaser, any battery pack and/or battery subassembly that fails due to defect in material
or workmanship for one year after the date of purchase. For the next 12 months, Ariens will cover the
prorated cost of replacing a battery pack and/or battery subassembly that fails due to defect in material
or workmanship. This warranty does not apply to battery packs or battery subassemblies that fail due to
accident, neglect, abuse, improper maintenance, improper storage or improper charging procedures.
90-Day Limited Warranty on Service Parts and Accessories
Genuine Ariens or Gravely brand service parts and accessories are warranted to be free from defects
in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days after the date of purchase. An authorized Ariens or
Gravely dealer will repair or replace any such part or accessory free of charge, except for labor, during
that period.
The duration of all warranties herein applies only if the product is put to personal use around a household or
residence. If the product is put to any business use, agricultural, commercial, or industrial, then the duration
of these warranties shall be 90 days after the date of purchase.
If any product is rented or leased, then the duration of these warranties shall be 90 days after the date of
purchase.
Exceptions, Limitations, Exclusions
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 or www.gravely.com.
To obtain warranty service, the original purchaser must:
• Perform the maintenance and minor adjustments explained in the owner’s manual.
• Promptly notify Ariens or an authorized Ariens or Gravely service representative of the need for
warranty service.
• Transport the product to and from the place of warranty service.
• Have the warranty service performed by an authorized Ariens or Gravely service representative.
ARIENS COMPANY
GRAVELY® | STENS® | LOCKE® | NATIONAL® MOWER | BYNORM® | EVERRIDE® | GREAT DANE®
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To find an Ariens or Gravely authorized service representative, contact Ariens at:
655 W. Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110
(920) 756 - 2141
www.ariens.com
www.gravely.com
Exceptions and Limitations
•
Batteries are warranted only for a period of 12 months after date of purchase, on a prorated basis. For
the first 90 days of the warranty period, a defective battery will be replaced free of charge. If the
applicable warranty period is more than 90 days, Ariens will cover the prorated cost of any defective
battery, for up to 12 months after the date of purchase. This battery limited warranty does not apply to
the battery packs on AMP series products.
•
Engines and engine accessories are covered only by the engine manufacturer’s warranty and are not
covered by this warranty.
Parts that are not genuine Ariens or Gravely service parts 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, runners, scraper blades, shear bolts, mower blades,
mower vanes, headlights, light bulbs, knives, cutters.
Any misuse, alteration, improper assembly, improper adjustment, neglect, or accident which requires
repair is not covered by this warranty.
This warranty applies only to products purchased in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and
Canada. In all other countries, contact place of purchase for warranty information.
Exclusions – Items Not Covered by This Warranty
•
•
•
•
Disclaimer
Ariens may from time to time change the design of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty shall be
construed as obligating Ariens 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 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.
DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER WARRANTY
Ariens Company makes no warranty, express or implied, other than what is expressly made in this
warranty. If the law of your state provides that an implied warranty of merchantability, or an implied
warranty of fitness for particular purpose, or any other implied warranty, applies to Ariens Company,
then any such implied warranty is limited to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
ARIENS COMPANY
GRAVELY® | STENS® | LOCKE® | NATIONAL® | BYNORM® | EVERRIDE® | GREAT DANE®
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Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110-1072
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com