MTD Lawn Tracto Operator`s manual

Safe Operation
Practices • Set-Up • Operation
• Maintenance
• Service • Troubleshooting
• Warranty
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Hydrostatic
Lawn Tractor m Model Series 790
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHiO 44136-0019
PrintedIn USA
FormNo.769-04347
(October31,2008)
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ToTheOwner
ThankYou
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a lawn tractor
manufactured
by
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performance
when properly operated and maintained.
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It instructs
prior to operating
your machine.
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who will operate
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you how to safely and easily set up, operate
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from the operating
position
recommended
safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
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and service. Please refer to the engine
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models. Characteristics
and features discussed and/or illustrated
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may not be applicable
to all models.
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designs and
equipment
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Table of Contents
Safe Operation
Practices ........................................
3
Troubleshooting
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28
Assembly & Set-Up ..................................................
Controls & Features ................................................
9
12
Replacement
Attachments
Parts ................................................
& Accessories ..................................
29
30
Operation
13
CA. Emission
Control
31
19
23
Warranty
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Maintenance
&Adjustment. .................................
Service ....................................................................
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in the provided
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ImportantSafeOperationPractices
WARNING!
This symbol
could endanger
points
the personal
all instructions
safety and/or
in this manual
with these instructions
out important
before
property
attempting
may result in personal
When you see this symbol.
safety instructions
of yourself
to operate
which,
if not followed,
and others.
this machine.
Read and follow
Failure to comply
injury.
HEED ITS WARNING!
CALIFORNIA
PROPOSITION
65
WARNING! Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents,
and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive
,A
WARNING!
compounds,
Battery
harm.
posts, terminals,
chemicals
known
and related
to the State of California
this manual.
operator
was built to be operated
As with any type of power
objects.
serious injury
or death.
Failure to observe
Read, understand,
future
and follow
all instructions
and operate.
Keep this manual
reference
in a safe place for
and for ordering
replacement
7.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
Never allow adults to operate
instruction.
To help avoid blade contact
hands and feet
could
result in
inspect the area where the equipment
or a thrown
without
object
objects
which
Plan your mowing
is to be
could be picked up and thrown
objects
pattern
roads, sidewalks,
avoid discharging
by
can cause serious personal
to avoid discharge
bystanders
material
8.
injury,
10.
operation
and while
performing
to protect
your eyes. Thrown
during
an adjustment
objects
which
back
or repair
ricochet
can
Wear sturdy, rough-soled
work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes and jewelry can be
caught in movable parts. Never operate
bare feet or sandals.
this machine
Be aware of the mower
discharge
without
proper
11.
to ricochet
to the eyes.
and attachment
and do not point it at anyone.
enters the area.
material
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles
cause serious injury
proper
of material
and the like. Also,
against a wall or obstruction
which may cause discharged
toward the operator.
9.
this machine
keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet
from the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone
in
injury.
toward
by an adult.
5_
of amputating
safety instructions
Thoroughly
practices
or error on the part of the
the blade(s). Thrown
the instructions
and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and should be trained and supervised
4.
is capable
foreign
to
quickly.
3.
carelessness
the following
on the
attempting
parts.
2.
to the safe operation
used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys, and other
and in the manual(s) before
and regular
equipment,
6.
GeneralOperation
assemble
lead and lead
to cause cancer and reproductive
according
can result in serious injury. This machine
and throwing
machine
contain
harm. Wash hands after handling
DANGER! This machine
1.
accessories
the discharge
Do not operate
in
direction
the mower
cover or entire grass catcher
in its
place.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
cutting deck. Contact with the blade(s) can amputate
hands and feet.
12. Amissing
ordamaged
discharge
cover
cancause
blade
Slope Operation
contact
orthrown
object
injuries.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over
13. Stoptheblade(s)
whencrossing
gravel
drives,
walks,
or
accidents which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes
roads
andwhilenotcutting
grass.
require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you
feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
14. Watch
fortrafficwhenoperating
nearorcrossing
roadways.
Thismachine
isnotintended
foruseonany
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this
publicroadway.
manual to measure slopes before operating this machine on
a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees as
15. Donotoperate
themachine
whileunder
theinfluence
of
shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this machine on that
alcohol
ordrugs.
area or serious injury could result.
16. Mowonlyindaylight
orgoodartificial
light.
Do:
17. Never
carrypassengers.
1.
Mow up and down slopes, not across. Exercise extreme
18. Disengage
blade(s)
before
shifting
intoreverse.
Back
up
caution when changing direction
on slopes.
slowly.
Always
lookdownandbehind
before
andwhile
backing
toavoid
aback-over
accident.
2.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
19. Slow
downbefore
turning.
Operate
themachine
smoothly.
grass can hide obstacles.
Avoid
erratic
operation
andexcessive
speed.
20. Disengage
blade(s),
setparking
brake,
stopengine
andwait 3. Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed setting so
that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.
untiltheblade(s)
come
toacomplete
stopbefore
removing
Tires may lose traction on slopes even though the brakes
grass
catcher,
emptying
grass,
unclogging
chute,
removing
are functioning
properly. Always keep machine in gear
anygrass
ordebris,
ormaking
anyadjustments.
when going down slopes to take advantage of engine
21. Never
leave
arunning
machine
unattended.
Always
turn
braking action.
offblade(s),
place
transmission
inneutral,
setparking
4.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations
for wheel
brake,
stopengine
andremove
keybefore
dismounting.
weights or counterweights
to improve stability.
22. Use
extracarewhenloading
orunloading
themachine
into
5.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
atrailerortruck.
Thismachine
should
notbedriven
upor
These can change the stability of the machine.
downramp(s),
because
themachine
couldtipover,
causing
serious
personal
injury.
Themachine
mustbepushed
6.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do
manually
onramp(s)
toloadorunload
properly.
not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Rapid
engagement
or braking could cause the front of the
23. Muffler
andengine
become
hotandcancause
aburn.Do
machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards which could
nottouch.
cause serious injury.
24. Check
overhead
clearances
carefully
before
driving
under
7.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
lowhanging
treebranches,
wires,
dooropenings
etc.,
disengage the blade(s) and proceed slowly straight down
where
theoperator
maybestruck
orpulled
fromthe
the slope.
machine,
whichcouldresult
inserious
injury.
25. Disengage
allattachment
clutches,
depress
thebrake
Do Not:
pedal
completely
andshiftintoneutral
before
attempting 1. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn slowly
tostartengine.
and gradually downhill, if possible.
26. Your machine is designed to cut normal residential grass of
a height no more than 10". Do not attempt
unusually
27.
up on the mower
the engine exhaust
deck presenting
a potential
fire
all instructions
provided
29.
should
evaluate
I
themselves
and others from serious injury.
If situations
occur which
SECTION 2 --
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION
The
the machine
by putting
4.
Do not use a grass catcher on steep slopes.
5.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction
your foot on
could cause
sliding.
Do not shift to neutral
and coast downhill.
may cause the operator to lose control
resulting in serious injury or death.
7.
to protect
Over-speeding
of the machine
PRACTICES
Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments
(e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller, etc.) on slopes greater than 5
degrees. When going down hill, the extra weight tends
in this manual,
care and good judgment.
Contact your customer
representative
for assistance.
4
or embankments.
their ability
safely enough
are not covered
ditches
turn over if a wheel is over the edge
Do not try to stabilize
the ground.
6.
the riding mower
suddenly
of a cliff, ditch, or if an edge caves in.
Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are
involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related
to operate
could
3.
with the approved
accessory or attachment.
injuries. These operators
Do not mow near drop-offs,
mower
and/
Use only accessories and attachments
approved for this
machine by the machine manufacturer.
Read, understand
and follow
28.
2.
tall, dry grass (e.g., pasture) or piles of dry leaves.
Dry grass or leaves may contact
or build
hazard.
to mow through
service
use
to push the tractor
(e.g. tractor
and may cause you to loose control
may speed up, braking
reduced, attachment
overturn).
may jack-knife
and steering
ability
and cause tractor
are
to
Children
1.
Service
Tragic accidents
presence
ca n occur if the operator
of children.
is not alert to the
Children are often
attracted
to the
machine and the mowing activity. They do not understand
the dangers. Never assume that children will remain where
SafeHandling of Gasoline:
1.
Keep children
watchful
out of the mowing
care of a responsible
personal
area and in
yourself
adult other than the
Be alert and turn machine
off if a child enters the
area.
c.
Before and while
small children.
backing, look behind and down
d.
Never carry children,
or property
injury
damage
can occur when gasoline
or your clothes which
and change
operator.
b.
injury
use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable
and the vapors are explosive. Serious
you last saw them.
a.
To avoid personal
clothes
is spilled
can ignite.
on
Wash your skin
immediately.
a.
Use only an approved
b.
Never fill containers
gasoline container.
inside a vehicle
or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
for
before filling.
even with the blade(s) shut off.
c.
They may fall offand be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
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
e.
Use extreme
doorways,
care when approaching
shrubs, trees or other
blockyour
vision of a child who
path of the machine.
f.
To avoid back-over
the cutting
accidents,
blade(s)
blind corners,
a trailer with a portable
objects that may
gasoline
Keep children
d.
always
before shifting
disengage
prevent
2.
machine
unauthorized
e.
engines.
is unattended
and on the machine
and should
Extinguish
be trained
g.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine
is hot or running. Allow engine to cool at least two
to
h.
before
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than 1/2
and supervised
that has a hitch designed
equipment
except
j.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
k.
limits for towed
equipment
recommendation
and towing
Never allow children
On slopes, the weight of the towed
loss of traction and loss of control.
5.
Always use extra caution when towing with a machine
capable of making tight turns (e.g. "zero-turn"
ride-on
7.
or others in or on towed
equipment
Make wide turns to avoid jack-knifing.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
Do not shift to neutral
I.
on slopes.
4.
6.
to another
area. Wait 5
the engine.
and remove any fuel soaked debris.
for weight
3.
mower).
Move machine
before starting
securely.
To reduce fire hazards, keep machine free of grass,
leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel
spillage
Follow the manufacturers
cap and tighten
for
at the
hitch point.
2.
neck to allow space for
Replace gasoline
equipment.
Do not attach towed
of filler
i.
minutes
towing.
refueling.
fuel expansion.
Towing
Tow only with a machine
indoors.
inch below bottom
in this manual
by an adult.
1.
is
cigars, pipes and other
Never fuel machine
minutes
practices
all cigarettes,
f.
operation.
and safe operation
with the rim of the fuel
sources of ignition.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions
Keep the nozzle in contact
into Reverse.
away from hot or running
Remove key when
nozzle.
tank or container opening at all times until fueling
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
They can suffer burns from a hot muffler.
h.
on
rather than from a
may run into the
If equipped,
the "Reverse Caution Mode" should
not be used when children
or others are around.
g.
dispenser
container,
Never store the machine
or fuel container
inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
as on a water heater, space heater, furnace, clothes
equipment.
dryer or other gas appliances.
may cause
m.
Allow a machine
to cool at least five minutes
before
storing.
GeneralService
1.
Never run an engine
Engine exhaust
and coast downhill.
and deadly
2.
indoors
contains
or in a poorly ventilated
carbon
monoxide,
area.
an odorless,
gas.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting,
make certain the
blade(s) and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wire and ground
unintended
against the engine to prevent
starting.
SECTION 2 --
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION
PRACTICES
S
3.
4.
Periodically
stop within
operating
approximately
the blade disengagement
(5) five seconds after
control.
If the blades
frequently
operation.
as it is subjected
Check the blade(s) and engine
for proper tightness.
may lead to improper
to wear
Adjust and service as required.
mounting
bolts at frequent
Also, visually
inspect
equipment
performance
blade(s)
Replace
manufacturer's
(O.E.M.) blade(s) only, listed in this manual.
which do not meet the original equipment
"Use of parts
specifications
and compromise
Mower
when servicing
them.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight
equipment
is in safe working
setting
of engine
governor.
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified
to operate
may include
the following
Modification
(EM), Oxidizing
Injection
Never tamper
_
to be sure the
on regular
emission
unleaded
control
gasoline,
and
systems: Engine
Catalyst (OC), Secondary
Air
(SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
with the safety interlock
internal combustion
engine and should not be used
machine isforest-covered,
equipped with an
on ARNING!
or near anyThis
unimproved
brushcovered
condition.
or grass-covered
land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if
system or other
safety devices. Check their proper operation
11.
with factory
blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves,
and use extra caution
10.
in any
Spark Arrestor
safety!"
9.
engine
Notice Regarding Emissions
normal
the blade(s) with the original
8.
or death, do not modify
Check brake operation
for damage (e.g., excessive wear, bent, cracked).
7.
To avoid serious injury
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
intervals
6.
Do not modify engine
do not stop within the this time frame, your machine
should be serviced professionally
by an authorized MTD
Service Dealer.
during
5.
check to make sure the blades come to
complete
any).
regularly.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the engine.
Ifa spark arrester is used, it should
Thoroughly
inspect the machine
the damage
before starting
above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public
Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws
for any damage.
and operating.
Never attempt
to make adjustments
machine
the engine
while
Grass catcher
components
and the discharge
frequently
cover are
could expose moving
to be thrown.
For safety protection,
be maintained
in effective
In the State of California
the
lands.
A spark attester for the muffler
which
check components
order by the operator.
apply on federal
or repairs to the
is running.
subject to wear and damage
parts or allow objects
Repair
working
is available
through
your
nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department,
RO. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
and replace immediately
with original equipment
manufacturer's
(O.E.M.) parts only,
listed in this manual. "Use of parts which do not meet the
original
equipment
performance
12.
specifications
and compromise
Do not change
the engine
governor
the engine. The governor controls
operating speed of the engine.
13.
Maintain
or replace
may lead to improper
safety!"
settings
or over-speed
the maximum
safety and instruction
safe
labels, as
necessary.
14.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations
etc. to protect the environment.
15.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA),
this product
for gas, oil,
has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
or 270 hours of operation.
Life have the machine
At the end of the Average Useful
inspected
annually
by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety
systems are working properly and not worn excessively.
Failure to do so can result in accidents,
WARNING!
follow
injuries
or death.
Your Responsibility--Restrict
the warnings
and instructions
the use of this power machine
to persons who read, understand
in this manual and on the machine.
SAVETHESE
iNSTRUCTIONS!
6
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SECTION 2 --
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION
PRACTICES
and
Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear
machine before attempting
to assemble and operate.
on this product.
Read, understand,
and follow
all instructions
on the
READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand,
assemble
and follow
all instructions
in the manual(s) before
attempting
to
and operate
DANGER--
ROTATING BLADES
Never carry passengers.
Never carry children,
even with the blades off.
O
DANGER--
ROTATING BLADES
Always look down
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WARNING--
and behind
WARNING--THROWN
This machine
This machine
M
N
A
to avoid a back-over
accident.
parts or under the cutting
deck. Contact with the
hands and feet.
OBJECTS
may pick up and throw and objects which
WARNING--THROWN
Lq
backing
ROTATING BLADES
Do not put hands or feet near rotating
blade(s) can amputate
J
before and while
can cause serious personal
injury.
can cause serious personal
injury.
OBJECTS
may pick up and throw and objects which
BYSTANDERS
Keep bystanders,
helpers,
children
and pets at least 75 feet from the machine
while
it is in
operation.
WARNING--
SLOPE OPERATION
Do not operate
WARNING--
this machine
15 degrees.
HOT SURFACE
Engine parts, especially
and muffler
on a slope greater than
the muffler,
become extremely
hot during
operation.
Allow engine
to cool before touching.
DANGER -- ROTATING BLADES
To reduce the risk of injury, keep hands and feet away. Do not operate
or grass catcher is in its proper place. If damaged,
WARNING--
unless discharge
cover
replace immediately.
TOWING
Avoid jack-knifing
when towing,
go slow and make wide turns.
SECTION
2 --
IMPORTANT
SAFE
OPERATION
PRACTICES
7
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WARNING!
Do not operate
(a rise of approximately
mowers
up and down
your lawn mower on such slopes. Do not mow on inclines
2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower
slopes, never across the face of slopes.
could overturn
with a slope in excess of 15 degrees
and cause serious injury. Operate
riding
3
Assembly
& Set-Up
Shipping BraceRemoval
TractorSet-lip
NOTE:This Operators Manual covers a range of product
specifications
for various models. Characteristics
and features
discussed and/or
illustrated
in this manual
may not be applicable
to all models. MTD LLC reserves the right to change
specifications,
without
designs and equipment
incurring
without
_
•
product
notice and
off,ARNING!
remove the
ignition
key, riding
and set
the parking
Make
sure the
mower's
engine is
brake before removing the shipping brace. Refer to
the Controls and Features section for instructions
on
how to set the parking
obligation.
Attaching the Battery Cables
the discharge
NOTE: Some models are shipped
connected.
brake.
Locate the shipping brace, if present, and accompanying
warning tag found on the right side of the mower, between
with the battery
If this is the case, disregard
chute and the cutting
deck. See Fig. 3-2.
cables already
these steps.
Figure 3-2
Place the deck lift lever in the highest
NOTE:The
negative
positive
battery
The positive
positive
Refer to Setting the Cutting
section of this manual.
terminal
is marked Pos. (+). The
While pushing
Neg. (-).
with your left hand, remove the shipping
battery
terminal
is marked
cable (heavy red wire) is secured
battery
terminal
nut from the negative
Remove the black plastic cover, if present, from
terminal
battery
cable.
terminal
Service section
charge the battery
of this manual
your thumb
and index
as instructed
prior to operating
_
purposes only, must be removed and discarded
ARNING!
The your
shipping
used for packaging
before
operating
ridingbrace,
mower.
WARNING!
(-) with
throwing
objects. Failure to operate the riding
mower without the discharge cover in the proper
is put into service after the date shown
of battery,
the machine
brace with your
cable
the bolt and wing nut.
on top/side
chute towards
the
and attach the negative
(heavy black wire) to the negative
NOTE: If the battery
the discharge
(+) with a hex bolt and hex nut at
Remove the hex bolt and wing
battery
position.
Height in the Operation
right hand by grasping it between
finger and rotating it clockwise.
to the
the factory. Make certain that the rubber boot covers the
terminal to help protect it from corrosion.
negative
cutting
Figure 3-1
in the
the tractor.
operating
The mowing
position
injury and/or
deck is capable
of
could result in serious personal
property
damage.
To install:
Attaching The Steering Wheel
If the steering
hardware
wheel for your tractor did not come attached,
for attaching
it has been packed within
wheel, beneath the steering wheel cap. Carefully
steering wheel cap and remove the hardware.
I.
With the wheels
place the steering
2.
of the tractor pointing
Place the washer (with the cupped
steering
1.
Carefully
2.
Remove the four screws from the underside
pry offthe
forward,
hood forward.
of the hood
Line up the four holes in the hood scoop with the four
holes
3-4.
shaft.
side down) over the
pivot the tractor
scoop.
3.
straight
wheel over the steering
the
the steering
4.
wheel and secure with the he× bolt. See Fig. 3-3.
visible through
While holding
the tractor's
hood Iouvres. See Fig.
the scoop in place, use a 3/8" socket wrench
(or box wrench)
to carefully
tighten
the scoop onto the
hood. Do NOT overtighten.
Attaching The Seat
If the seat for your tractor
the applicable
was not attached
instructions
NOTE: For shipping
at the factory,
reasons, some seats are not attached
factory. In this is the case, free the seat from its shipping
and remove the hex screw (or knob screw if applicable)
bottom
1.
of seat before proceeding
with the following
at the
position
from the
instructions.
Position the seat facing forward over the seat pivot bracket,
with the two forward seat mount tabs fitting into the
provided
2.
follow
below to attach it.
grooves
in the seat pivot bracket.
Slide the seat rearward
and align the center mounting
hole in the seat with the slot in the seat pan. Insert the hex
or knob screw (if applicable)
tighten
3.
Figure
3.
Place the steering
3-3
wheel and push downward
until it "clicks" into place.
Adjust the seat to the optimal
this may mean actually sitting
removed.
Do not
operator preferred location,
in the seat to decide what
feels best to the operator.
Keep in mind the operator
to be able to fully operate
all pedals comfortably
sitting
wheel cap over the center of the steering
previously
at this point.
needs
while
back in the seat.
4.
Tighten
time.
the hex screw (or knob screw if applicable)
5.
To adjust the position
at this
Attaching the HoodScoop(Ifsoequipped)
If the hood scoop was not secured
to the hood of your tractor
at the factory, you will find it in a plastic bag, hanging
throttle lever.
from the
of the seat, loosen the hex screw (or
knob screw if applicable)
on the bottom
of the seat. Slide
the seat forward or backward as desired. Retighten
screw (or knob screw if applicable). See Fig. 3-5.
Knob Screw
ust
I=lex
Adjust
Figure 3-4
SECTION
3--
ASSEMBLY&
SET-UP
Figure
3-5
the hex
separate
tractor.
MukhPlug(ifequipped)
On tractor
within
models
the cutting
so equipped,
a mulch
deck's discharge
plug can be found
opening.
NOTE: Refer to Mulching in the "Operation"
manual for more detailed information.
If you'd
prefer to operate
the cutting
Engine Operator/Owner
Read instructions
deck without
of this
packed with your
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is shipped with motor oil in the
engine. However, you MUST check the oil level before
operating.
section
Manual
carefully.
Be careful not to overfill.
Setting the DeckGauge Wheels (ifsoequipped)
mulching,
simply remove the mulch plug by unthreading
the plastic
wing nut which fastens it to the cutting deck. This will allow
Move the tractor on a firm and level surface,
pavement, and proceed as follows
1.
Select the height
position
of the cutting
the deck lift lever in the normally
/7
2.
preferably
deck by placing
desired
mowing
height
setting (any of the six different cutting
righ t fender).
height notches on the
Check the gauge wheels
or excessive clearance
for contact
with the surface below. The deck gauge wheels should
have between 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch clearance above the
ground
as follows:
If the gauge wheels
have excessive clearance
or contact
with the
surface, adjust as follows:
a.
Raise the deck lift handle to its highest
b.
Remove the gauge wheels
by removing
setting.
the lock
Figure 3-6
the clippings
operation.
to discharge
out of the discharge
opening
during
See Fig. 3-6.
Tire Pressure
_
circumstances is 30 psi. Equal tire pressure should be
ARNING! atMaximum
pressure
any
maintained
all times. tire
Never
exceed under
the maximum
--
inflation
The recommended
pressure shown
operating
on the sidewall
of the tire.
tire pressure is:
Approximately
10 psi for the rear tires
Approximately
14 psi for the front tires
Figure 3-7
nuts and shoulder
Refer to the tire sidewall
IMPORTANT:
manufacturer's
overinflate.
recommended
for exact tire
or maximum
deck to
c.
Place the deck lift lever in the desired
height setting.
d.
Reinsert the shoulder
mow unevenly.
GasandOilFill-up
tank is located
of 1-1/2gallons.
under the hood and has a capacity
Do not overfill.
cigarettes,
each gauge
pavement.
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
WARNING!
Use extreme
handling
vapors
are explosive.
Never care
fuel when
machine
indoors or
while the engine is hot or running. Extinguish
Service the engine
screw(with
mowing
wheel) into the index hole that leaves approximately
1/2-inch between the bottom of the wheel and the
Refer to Leveling
ill_
secure them to the
psi. Do not
Uneven tire pressure could cause the cutting
The gasoline
screws which
deck. See Fig. 3-7.
manual
the Deck in the Maintenance
for more detailed
instructions
regarding
section
various
of this
deck
adjustments.
cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition.
with gasoline and oil as instructed
in the
SECTION3 -- ASSEMBLY& SET-UP
11
4
Controls
and Features
Throttle/Choke
Lever
Ignition Switch
Module
Speed Control Lever
PTO (Blade Engage)
Lever
,,.
Deck Lift Lever
-
j
Figure 4=1
Lawn Tractor controls
i_
and features
are illustrated
before attempting
to operate
WARNING!
Read and follow
injury.
in Fig 4-1 and described
on the following
pages.
this machine. Failure to comply with all safety rules and instructions
may result in personal
all safety rules and instructions
in this manual, including the entire Operation section,
ThrottleControl Lever
The throttle control lever is located on the right side of the
tractor's dash panel. This lever controls the speed of the engine
and, on some models, when
pushed
all the way forward,
choke control also. When set in a given position,
maintain
a uniform
Off
the
the throttle
will
engine speed. See Fig. 4-2.
FAST
®
Off
SLOW
SLOW
Figure 4-2
iMPORTANT: When
Start
operating
the tractor
engaged, be certain that the throttle
(rabbit) position.
with the cutting
deck
lever is always in the FAST
ChokeControl
On some models,
©
moving
lever all the way forward
the throttle
activates
Reverse
the
engine's choke control. On all other
models, the choke control can be found
NO
CHILDREN
AROUND
Normal
Mowing
BUTTON
REVERSE PUSH
on the left side of the dash panel and is
activated
Activating
by pulling
the knob outward.
the choke control
closes the
Start
choke plate on the carburetor and aids
in starting the engine. Refer to Starting
The Engine on page 15 of this manual
detailed
starting
Stop j
Position
for
instructions.
Ignition Switch
Your new lawn tractor
switches.
will have one of the following
Use Fig. 4-3 to identify
utilizes and follow
which
these instructions
ignition
switch your machine
for proper
operation.
J
Figure 4-3
3-Position Ignition Switch
The ignition switch is activated to start the engine. Insert key
into the ignition switch and turn clockwise to the START position.
Release the key into the ON position
once engine
Fig. 4-3A. The engine will run with the headlights
To stop the engine, turn the ignition
OFF position. See Fig. 4-3A.
4-Position Ignition Switch
has fired. See
The ignition switch is activated to start the engine. Insert key
into the ignition switch and turn clockwise to the START position.
on.
Release the key into the ON position
key counterclockwise
to the
once engine
has fired.
See Fig. 4-3B. The engine will run with the headlights
off in
this position. To activate the headlights, turn the key one more
position to the left. The engine will continue to run with the
headlights
on.
SECTION4
--
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
13
To stop the engine,
OFF position.
turn the ignition
key counterclockwise
to the
See Fig. 4-3B.
Ignition Switch Module
To start the engine,
insert the key into the ignition
switch and
turn clockwise to the START position. Release the key into the
NORMAL MOWING MODE position once the engine has fired. The
headlights
will be activated
in the Normal
(and Reverse Caution
SPEED
Modes).
To stop the engine,
OFF position.
turn the ignition
key counterclockwise
to the
See Fig. 4-3C.
unattended.
Always disengage PTO, move shift lever
WARNING!
leaveseta parking
running brake,
machinestop engine
into neutral Never
position,
i_
and remove
key to prevent
unintended
starting.
IMPORTANT: Prior to operating the tractor, refer to both Safety
Interlock Switches and Starting The Engine in the Operation
section
of this manual
for detailed
Ignition Switch Module
CAUTION MODE.
instructions
and operating
regarding
the tractor
the
in REVERSE
Figure 4-4
DeckLift Lever
Found on your tractor's right fender, the deck lift lever is used to
change the height of the cutting deck. To use, move the lever to
IMPORTANT:
Do NOT attempt
when the tractor
is in motion.
transmission
to change
the direction
could result. Always bring the tractor
to a complete
lever from forward
the left, then place in the notch best suited for your application.
stop before moving the speed control
reverse or vice versa.
BrakePedal
IMPORTANT: Always
brake when
tractor
The brake pedal is located
complete
to engage the disc brake and bring the tractor
to a
PTO(Blade Engage)Lever
Found on the tractor's
available)
pedal must be depressed
Safety Interlock
Switches
to start the engine.
Refer to
on page 14.
forward.
position
Move the speed control
parking
brake position.
the parking
lever all the way down and into the
Release the clutch-brake
pedal to allow
brake to engage.
To release the parking
brake, depress the clutch-brake
move the speed control
position.
pedal.
lever out of the notches
Release the speed control
pedal and
to the desired
lever and the clutch-brake
pedal.
NOTE:The
parking
brake must be set if the operator
seat with the engine
shut off.
running
leaves the
or the engine will automatically
SpeedControl Lever
The speed control
lever, located
on the left fender, allows you
to regulate the travel direction and ground speed of the lawn
tractor. To use, release the parking brake and move the speed
control lever forward (to travel forward) or rearward (to travel in
reverse). The further forward or rearward that the lever is moved,
the faster the tractor
will travel. See Fig. 4-4.
Place the speed control
position when mowing.
SECTION 4--
lever in the Cutting
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Speed, or slower,
the PTO (blade engage) lever
To operate,
deck or other (separately
move the lever all the way
Moving the lever all the way rearward into the PTO OFF
disengages power to the cutting deck/attachment.
PTO (blade engage) lever must be in the disengaged
(PTO OFF) position
brake, fully depress the clutch-brake
right fender,
power to the cutting
attachments.
NOTE:The
ParkingBrake
To set the parking
leaving the
unattended.
is used to engage
stop.
NOTE:The
set the parking
to
on the left side of the lawn tractor,
along the running board. Depress the brake pedal part way
down to slow the tractor's ground speed. Depress the pedal all
the way down
of travel
Serious damage to the tractor's
when
starting
the engine.
Operation
Models with ReverseCaution Mode
With the ignition
the engine
TO AVOID
SERIOUS
OR DEATH
key in the NORMAL MOWING position,
will automatically
shut off if the PTO (blade
engage) lever is moved into the engaged
the speed control in Reverse.
INJURY
• GOUP AND DOWNSLOPES,NOT ACROSS.
(ON) position
with
interlock system
WARNING!
Do
designed
• AVOIDSUDDENTURNS.
is malfunctioning.
This system
was
not
operate the tractor
if the
for your safety a nd protection.
Reverse Caution Mode
(Modelsequippedwithignitionswitchmodule)
• DONOT OPERATETHE UNIT WHERE IT COULDSLIP
ORTIP.
• IF MACHINESTOPSGOINGUPHILL, STOP BLADE(S)
AND BACK DOWNHILLSLOWLY.
the tractor in the REVERSE CAUTION MODE. Always
WARNING!
Usebehind
extremebefore
caution
look down and
and while
while operating
backing. Do
• KEEPSAFETYDEVICES(GUARDS,SHIELDS,
AND SWITCHES, ETC.) IN PLACEAND WORKING.
not operate
the tractor
around. Stop the tractor
enters the area.
• REMOVEOBJECTSTHAT COULDBE THROWN
BY THE BLADE(S).
The REVERSE CAUTION
• KNOWLOCATIONAND FUNCTIONOF ALL CONTROLS.
module
allows the tractor
when children
immediately
MODE position
to be operated
or others are
if someone
of the key switch
in reverse with the
blades (PTO) engaged.
• BESURE BLADE(S)AND ENGINEARE STOPPED
BEFOREPLACINGHANDS ORFEET NEARBLADE(S).
iMPORTANT:
IMPORTANT: The operator
1.
OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
SafetyInterlockSwitches
protection
with a safety interlock
of the operator.
If the interlock
malfunction,
do not operate
MTD service dealer.
The safety interlock
cranking or starting
the tractor.
2.
J
MUST be seated in the tractor
Start the engine as instructed
seat.
on page 16 under Starting
Turn the key from the NORMAL MOWING (Green) position
to the REVERSECAUTION MODE (Yellow)
key switch module.
3.
system for the
system should
position
of the
See Fig. 5-1.
Depress the REVERSE PUSH BUTTON (Orange, Triangular
Button)
ever
at the top, right corner of the key switch
mud ule.
The red indicator light at the top, left corner of the key
switch module will be ON while activated. See Fig. 5-1.
Contact an authorized
f
system prevents the engine from
unless the parking brake is engaged,
and the PTO (blade engage) lever is in the disengaged
Reverse
Push Button
(OFF)
Indicator
position.
The engine will automatically
shut off if the operator
the seat before engaging the parking brake.
leaves
Light
The engine will automatically
leaves
Stop
Position
the tractor's
MODE:
The Engine.
READ
is equipped
in reverse is not recommended.
Tousethe REVERSE CAUTION
• BEFORELEAVINGOPERATOR'SPOSITION,
DISENGAGEBLADE(S), ENGAGEPARKINGBRAKE,
SHUT OFF AND REMOVE KEY.
This tractor
Mowing
shut off if the operator
Reverse
CautionMode
Position
seat with the PTO (blade engage) lever in the
engaged (ON) position,
brake is engaged.
regardless
of whether
Start
Position
the parking
Models without ReverseCautionMode
The engine will automatically
shut off if the PTO (blade
engage) lever is moved into the engaged
the speed control lever in Reverse.
(ON) position
with
J
Figure 5-1
15
4.
Once activated
(indicator
light ON), the tractor
driven in reverse with the cutting
5.
can be
blades (PTO) engaged.
Always look down and behind before and while
make sure no children are around.
6.
After resuming
forward
NORMAL MOWING
IMPORTANT: The
activated
motion,
backing to
3.
Engage the tractor's
4.
Activate
5.
Turn the ignition
return the key to the
position.
key clockwise
to the START position.
After
IMPORTANT: Do NOT hold the key in the STARTposition for
longer than ten seconds at a time. Doing so may cause damage
to your engine's electric starter.
until:
a_
The key is placed in either the NORMAL MOWING
position or STOP position.
6.
b.
The operator
NOTE: Do NOT leave the choke control on while operating the
tractor. Doing so will result in a "rich" fuel mixture and cause the
engine to run poorly.
engages
the parking
brake by fully
the brake pedal and holding
while moving the parking
BRAKE position.
it down
brake lever into the PARK
Toengage the parkingbrake:
engine,
Fully depress the brake pedal and hold it down with your
foot.
Move the parking
After the engine starts, deactivate the choke control and
place the throttle control in the FASTposition.
Stopping the Engine
Engaging the ParkingBrake.
_
Release the brake pedal to allow the parking
disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and
ground
againstIf you
the strike
engine.a foreign
Thoroughly
the
ARNING!
object,inspect
stop the
machine for any damage. Repair the damage before
restarting
brake lever all the way down and into the
ON position.
3.
brake.
the engine starts, release the key. It will return to the ON (or
Normal Mowing) position.
REVERSECAUTION MODE will remain
depressing
2.
parking
the choke control.
and operating
1.
If the blades are engaged, place the PTO (blade engage)
lever in the disengaged
(OFF) position.
2.
Turn the ignition
brake to
engage.
key counterclockwise
to the STOP
position.
Toreleasethe parkingbrake:
1.
3.
Depress the brake pedal and move the parking
out of the ON position
and into the OFF position.
Remove the key from the ignition
unintended
brake lever
switch to prevent
starting.
DrivingTheTractor
Setting the CuttingHeight
1.
Select the height
position
of the cutting
deck by placing
the deck lift lever in any of the six different
notches on the right side of the fender.
2.
Adjust the deck wheels,
between
tractor
if equipped,
cutting
flat surface
_
and while traveling in reverse to avoid a back-over
accident.
WARNING!
Always look down and behind before
WARNING!
when
Before leaving the operator's
the
lever in neutral,
such as a driveway.
set parking
remove key to prevent
discharge
i_
feature
the deck wheels
of the deck and are not designed
of the cutting
are an anti-scalp
to support
deck.
instructions
regarding
for more
brake and let
Move the throttle
lever into the FAST (rabbit)
position.
NOTE: Always operate the tractor with the throttle control lever
in the FAST (rabbit) position for the most efficient use of the
cutting
Refer to Leveling the Deck on page 20 of this manual
detailed
the weight
and
starting.Depress
the pedal up.
1.
so equipped,
brake, stop engine
unintended
the brake pedal to release the parking
opening of the cutting deck.
Keep hands and feet away from the
WARNING!
NOTE: On models
position.
Always place the PTO (blade engage) lever in the
disengaged (PTO OFF) position, place speed control
so that they are
1/4-inch and 1/2-inch above the ground
is on a smooth,
height
deck or other
(separately
available)
attachments.
2.
Release the parking
brake by depressing
the brake pedal
3.
Position the speed control lever in desired position. The
further forward or rearward that the lever is moved, the
faster the tractor will travel.
various deck adjustments.
Starting the Engine
interlock system is malfunctioning.
This system was
WARNING!
Do not
operate
tractor if the
designed for your
safety
a nd the
protection.
WARNING!
Do NOT attempt to change the
direction of travel when the tractor is in motion.
Always bring the tractor
to a complete
stop before
NOTE: Refer to the TRACTOR SET-UP on page 11 of this manual
moving the speed control lever from forward to
reverse or vice versa. Failure to do so could result in
for Gasoline
serious damage
and Oil fill-up
instructions.
1.
Insert the tractor
2.
Place the PTO (blade engage) lever in the disengaged
key into the ignition
position.
SECTION
5--
OPERATION
switch.
(OFF)
to your tractor's
transmission.
IMPORTANT: First-time operators should use slower speeds.
Become completely familiar with the tractor's operation and
controls before operating the tractor in at higher speed.
4.
5.
The lawn tractor
is brought
to a stop by depressing
the
Models without ReverseCautionMode:
brake pedal.
The PTO (blade engage) lever must be in the disengaged
Set the parking brake by fully depressing the brake pedal
and keeping it depressed while placing the parking brake
position
lever in the ON position.
the parking
Release the brake pedal to allow
brake to engage.
when starting
if the operator
on page 15.
(OFF)
in reverse, and
Switches
Using the Deck Lift Lever
To raise the cutting
brake, shut engine off and remove
Setting
When stopping
when traveling
leaves the seat. Refer to Safety Interlock
for any reason, disengage the blades, place the
WARNING!
operator's
position
speed control Before
lever inleaving
neutral,theengage
the parking
IMPORTANT:
the engine,
the tractor
the key.
for any reason while
deck, move the deck lift lever to the left, then
place it in the notch best suited for your application.
The Cutting
Refer to
Height earlier in this section.
Mowing
on a grass surface, always:
1.
Place the speed control
2.
Engage the parking
3.
Shut engine
lever in N (neutral),
brake,
thrown object injury, keep bystanders, helpers,
children
and pets
at least
feet from
the ormachine
ARNING!
To help
avoid 75blade
contact
a
while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
_
off and remove the key.
Doingso will minimizethe possibilityof havingyourlawn"browned"
by hotexhaustfrom yourtractor'srunningengine.
The following
information
will be helpful
when using the cutting
deck with your tractor:
Driving On Slopes
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 7 to help determine
where you may operate
the tractor
slopes
Exercise extreme
caution
when
changing
direction
on
slopes.
rocks, or other
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn
grass can hide obstacles.
Avoid turns when driving
hidden
speed, especially
the machine. Tall
up a slope greatly
of flipping
the tractor
the PTO (blade engage) transfers
Move the throttle
control
better
appearance
This will give a
to the lawn.
growth
Mowing
throttle.
and yellows
should
quickly
weed
in dry weather.
always be done with the engine at full
Under heavier conditions
it may be necessary
to go back
over the cut area a second time to get a clean cut.
Do NOT attempt to mow heavy brush and weeds and
extremely tall grass. Your tractor is designed to mow lawns,
NOT clear brush.
Engaging the Blades
deck. To engage the blades, proceed
kit
to throw the discharge
for the balance of cutting.
Do not cut the grass too short. Short grass invites
Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is necessary
to stop while driving up a slope, start up smoothly and
carefully to reduce the possibility
over backward.
ira mulch
is installed.
For best results it is recommended
that the first two laps be
cut with the discharge thrown towards the center. After the
to the outside
on a slope. Ira turn must be
made, turn down the slope. Turning
increases the chance of a roll over.
Engaging
high ground
first two laps, reverse the direction
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps,
roads, sidewalks,
the operator.
or grass collector
slopes, NEVER across.
toward
and
Plantheyour
like. mowing
Also, avoid
pattern
discharging
to avoid
material against a wall or obstruction
which may
cause discharged material to ricochet back toward
Do not mowat
cause serious injury.
Mow up and down
of materials
WARNING!
bystanders
excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately
2-1/2
WARNING!
notThe
mow
on inclines
with a slope
feet
every 10 Do
feet).
tractor
could overturn
and in
i_
1.
discharge
safely.
power to the cutting
Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades when worn.
Refer to Cutting Blades on page 25 of this manual
proper blade sharpening instructions.
as follows:
lever to the FAST (rabbit)
for
position.
2.
Grasp the PTO (blade engage) lever and pivot it all the way
forward into the engaged (ON) position.
3.
Keep the throttle
lever in the FAST (rabbit) position
most efficient use of the cutting
available) attachments.
IMPORTANT:
deck or other
Models with Reverse Caution
for the
(separately
Mode:
The engine will automatically
shut off if the PTO is engaged with
the speed control lever in position for reverse travel with the
ignition
key in the NORMAL MOWING position.
SECTION
5 --
OPERATION
17
Mulching
MovingTheTractorManually
Select models
come equipped
with a mulch
kit which
incorporates
special blades, already standard on the tractor, in a
process of recirculating
grass clippings repeatedly beneath the
cutting
deck. The ultra-fine
clippings
are then forced back into
the lawn where they act as a natural fertilizer.
Observe the following
Yourtractor'stransmissionis equippedwith a hydrostaticrelief
valvefor occasionswhenit is necessaryto movethe tractor
manually.Activatingthis valveforcesthe fluid in the transmission
to bypassits normalroute,allowingthe reartires to "freewheel."To
engagethe hydrostaticreliefvalve,proceedas follows:
points for the best results when mulching:
1.
Never attempt
to mulch if the lawn is damp. Wet grass
tends to stick to the underside
preventing
proper
Do NOT attempt
mulching
to mulch
of the cutting
Locate the hydrostatic
See Fig. 5-3.
bypass rod in the rear of the tractor.
deck
f
of the clippings.
more than 1/3 the total height
of
the grass or approximately
1-1/2 inches. Doing so will cause
the clippings to clump up beneath the deck and not be
mulched
effectively.
Maintain
a slow ground
more time to effectively
speed to allow the grass clippings
be mulched.
o
Always position the throttle control lever in the FAST
(rabbit) position and allow it to remain there while
mowing.
Failing to keep the engine
strain on the tractor's
to properly
mulch
at full throttle
grass.
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the discharge
operate the mower with the mulch kit installed.
chute to
discharge chute properly attached.
WARNING!
Never operate the mower
To operate
the cutting
places
engine and does not allow the blades
deck without
mulching,
without
the
simply remove
Figure 5-3
the mulch plug by unthreading
the plastic wing nut which
fastens it to the cutting deck. This will allow the clippings to
discharge
2.
out the side. See Fig. 5-2.
f
Pull the hydrostatic bypass rod outward, then down and to
the left, to lock it in place.
NOTE:The transmission will NOTengage when the hydrostatic
bypass rod is pulled out. Return the rod to its normal position
prior to operating the tractor.
//'
IMPORTANT:
without
Never attempt
first engaging
to move the tractor
the hydrostatic
result in serious damage
to the tractor's
manually
relief valve. Doing so will
transmission.
Headlights
On some models,
the lamps are ON whenever
engine is running.
On other
whenever
position.
the ignition
the tractor's
models, the lamps are ON
key is moved out of the STOP
On all models, the lamps turn OFF when the ignition
moved to the STOP position.
J
Figure 5-2
SECTION
5--
OPERATION
key is
6
Maintenance& Adjustments
Maintenance
NOTE: Refer to the Engine Operator/Owner
your unit for information
WARNING!
Before performing
any maintenance
or
repairs, disengage PTO, move shift lever into neutral
position, set parking brake, stop engine and remove
key to prevent
unintended
starting.
viscosity
of motor
regarding
Manual
the quantity
packed with
and proper
oil.
Air Cleaner
Service the pre-cleaner, if so equipped, and cartridge/air
cleaner
element as instructed in the Engine Operator/Owner
Manual
packed with your unit.
Refer to the Engine Operator/Owner
maintenance
instructions.
Check engine
for engine
Spark Plug
oil level before each use as instructed
Operator/Owner
instructions
Manual
Manual
in the Engine
packed with your unit. Follow the
The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset once a
season. Spark plug replacement
is recommended
at the start
of each mowing
carefully.
Manual
ChangingEngine Oil
For draining
oil from the engine's
crankcase
of select model
Unscrew the oil fill cap and remove the dipstick
fill tube.
from the oil
key to prevent
unintended
starting.
Engine
Lubricate
Owner
the engine with
Manual
motor
oil as instructed
in the Engine
packed with your unit.
PivotPoints& Linkage
\
\
inspecting,
always disengage PTO, move shift lever
Before lubricating,
or engine
intoARNING!
neutral position,
set parking repairing,
brake, stop
_il
and remove
Snap the small end ofoil drain sleeve onto the oil sump.
SeeFig. 6-1.
2.
plug type and gap specifications.
Lubrication
tractors, a plastic oil drain sleeve is packed with this Operator's
Manual. To drain the oil, proceed as follows:
1.
season. Refer to the Engine Operator/Owner
for correct
Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive system, parking
and lift linkage at least once a season with light oil.
\
brake
RearWheels
The rear wheels
should
season. Lubricate
be removed
from the axles once a
the axles and the rims well with an all-purpose
grease before re-installing
them.
Front Axles
Each end of the tractor's
front pivot
grease fitting.
with a grease gun after every 25 hours of
tractor
Lubricate
bar may be equipped
with a
operation.
Battery
The battery is sealed and is maintenance-flee.
be checked.
Always keep the battery cables and terminals
free of corrosive build-up.
Figure 6-1
3.
Removedrain
capacity
4.
plugand
drain oilintoa
Manual
Perform
the above steps in the opposite
draining.
Refill the engine
with new motor
Engine Operator/Owner
Manual
After cleaning
of petroleum
Service oil filter (ifso equipped) as instructed
finished
5.
suitable containerwitha
of no less than 64 oz.
Engine Operator/Owner
Acid levels cannot
in the separate
packed with your unit.
order after oil has
oil as instructed
in the
packed with your machine.
the battery
apply a light coat
jelly or grease to both terminals.
Always keep the rubber
terminal
and terminals,
clean and
to prevent
boot positioned
over the positive
shorting.
IMPORTANT: If removing the battery for any reason,
disconnect the NEGATIVE(Black) wire from it's terminal first,
followed by the POSITIVE(Red) wire. When re-installing the
battery, always connect the POSITIVE(Red) wire its terminal
first, followed by the NEGATIVE(Black) wire. Be certain that the
wires are connected to the correct terminals; reversing them
could change the polarity and result in damage to your engine's
alternating system.
19
CleaningBattery
Clean the battery
with a baking
battery
DeckWash System
TM
by removing
it from the tractor
soda and water solution.
terminals
and washing
If necessary, scrape the
with a wire brush to remove deposits.
terminals and exposed
prevent corrosion.
wiring
Coat
with grease or petroleum
jelly to
Incorrect
causes for battery
with a water port on its surface
these instructions
to
Use the Deck Wash System TM to rinse grass clippings from the
deck's underside and prevent the buildup of corrosive chemicals.
I.
failure are:
deck is equipped
as part of its Deck Wash SystemT% follow
utilize this feature.
Complete
Battery Failures
Some common
If your tractor's
the following
for your garden
initial activation
steps AFTER EACH MOWING:
Drivethetractortoa
Overcharging
level,clearspotonyourlawn,nearenough
hose to reach.
chute is directed AWAY from your house, garage,
Make
etc. certain the tractor's discharge
CAUTION:
parked cars,
Freezing
Undercharging
Corroded
2.
connections
Disengage
the PTO (Blade Engage), set the parking
brake
and stop the engine.
These failures are NOT covered
by your tractor's
warranty.
3.
Thread the hose coupler (packagedwithyourtractor's
Operator's Manual) onto the end of your garden hose.
4.
Attach
Cleaning the EngineAndDeck
Any fuel or oil spilled on the machine should be wiped off
promptly. Do NOT allow debris to accumulate around the cooling
fins of the engine or on any other part of the machine.
the hose coupler
to the water port on the deck's
surface. See Fig. 6-3.
f
IMPORTANT: The use of a pressure washer to clean your
tractor is NOT recommended. It may cause damage to electrical
components, spindles, pulleys, bearings or the engine.
A hex plug can be found on your tractor's deck surface. SeeFig.6-2.
Figure 6-3
Hex Plug
5.
Turn the water on.
6.
While sitting
the engine
in the operator's
position
and place the throttle
on the tractor,
start
lever in the FAST (rabbit)
position.
Figure 6-2
This plug can be replaced
a separately-available
The Deck Wash System
deck's underside
available
attachments
Remain in the operator's
position
engaged
of two minutes,
underside
deck wash system.
TM
is used to rinse grass clippings
and prevent
for information
Move the tractor's
8.
with a water port to be used as part of
the buildup
NOTE: Refer to the Attachments
manual
7.
of corrosive
& Accessories
regarding
section
from the
9.
for your tractor.
of the cutting
Move the tractor's
with the cutting
allowing
deck to thoroughly
deck
the
rinse.
PTO (Blade Engage) into the OFF
10.
Turn the ignition key to the STOP position
tractor's engine off.
11.
Turn the water off and detach the hose coupler
this and other separately-
& accessories
for a minimum
position.
chemicals.
of this
PTO (Blade Engage) into the ON position.
to turn the
from the
water port on your deck's surface.
12.
SECTION 6--
MAINTENANCE
& ADJUSTMENTS
On 46" decks, repeat steps 4 through
side of the cutting deck.
11 on the opposite
IMPORTANT: After cleaning your deck with the Deck Wash
System return to the operator's position and engage the PTO.
Keep the cutting deck running for a minimum of two minutes,
allowing the underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly dry.
TM,
Sideto Side
If the cutting
adjustment
1.
Adjustments
deck appears to be mowing
can be performed.
Adjust
unevenly,
if necessary
With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place the
deck lift lever in the top notch (highestposition)
and rotate
both blades so that they are perpendicular
2.
adjustments
while
engineto ismake
running,
WARNING!
Never the
attempt
any except
where specified in the operator's manual.
i_
Measure the distance from the outside
tip to the ground
should
NOTE: Check the tractor's
tire pressure before
performing
and the distance
right blade tip to the ground.
Leveling the Deck
any
deck leveling adjustments.
Refer to Tires in the Service section of
this manual for more information
regarding tire pressure.
3.
a side to side
as follows:
be equal. If they're
Loosen,
with the tractor.
of the left blade
from the outside
Both measurements
not, proceed
of the
taken
to the next step.
but do NOT remove, the hex cap screw on the left
deck hanger
bracket.
See Fig. 6-5.
-_
Front ToRear
The front of the cutting
can be adjusted
the deck should
rear of the deck. Adjust
1.
deck is supported
by a stabilizer
bar that
to level the deck from front to rear. The front of
be between 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch lower than the
With the tractor
if necessary
as follows:
parked on a firm, level surface, place the
deck lift lever in the top notch (highest position) and rotate
the blade nearest the discharge chute so that it is parallel
with the tractor.
2.
Measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to
the ground and the rear of the blade tip to the ground.
The first measurement
taken should be between 1/4"and
3/s"less than the second measurement.
Determine
the
approximate
distance necessary for proper adjustment
proceed, if necessary, to the next step.
3.
and
Locate the jam nut and lock nut on the front side of the
stabilizer
bracket.
See Fig. 6-4 After
loosening
the jam nut:
Figure 6-5
4.
Balance the deck by using a wrench
gear (found immediately
loosened) clockwise/up
The deck is properly
measurements
5.
Retighten
bracket
to turn the adjustment
behind the hex cap screw just
or counterclockwise/down.
balanced
when
both blade tip
taken earlier are equal.
the hex cap screw on the left deck hanger
when
proper adjustment
is achieved.
Seat Adjustment
Refer to the Set-Up and Assembly
adjustment
section
of this manual
for seat
instructions.
Parking Brake Adjustment
while the engine is running. Always disengage PTO,
WARNING!
Never
adjust the
move shift lever
intoattempt
neutral to
position,
stopbrakes
engine
and remove
Figure 6=4
Tighten
the lock nut to raise the front of the deck;
Loosen the lock nut to lower the front of the deck.
If the tractor
Retightenthejam
is achieved.
unintended
does not come to a complete
starting.
stop when the brake
pedal is completely
depressed, or if the tractor's rear wheels
can roll with the parking brake applied, the brake is in need of
adjustment.
See an authorized
brakes properly
4.
key to prevent
MTD Service Dealer to have your
adjusted.
nutloosenedearlierwhenproperadjustment
SECTION 6 --
MAINTENANCE
& ADJUSTMENTS
21
MaintenanceSchedule
Before
Eachuse
Every
lOHours
Every
25 Hours
Every
50 Hours
Every
100Hours
Prior
to Storing
,/
CleanHood/DashLouvers
CheckEngineOil Level
V//
CheckAir Filter for Dirty, Looseor DamagedParts
V/"
,/
V//
CleanandRe-oilAir Filter'sFoamPre-cieaner
V/"
ReplaceAir Filter Element
V/
ChangeEngineOiland ReplaceOil Filter
V/
CleanBattery Terminals
_"
_"
LubeFrontAxlesand Rims
_"
_"
CleanEngineCoolingFins
_"
_"
LubePedalPivot Points
_"
_"
CheckSparkPlug Condition&Gap
_"
ReplaceFuelFilter
_"
NOTE:This
Operators
or illustrated
Manual
in this manual
covers a range of product
may not be applicable
and equipment
without
IMPORTANT:
Since this manual
manual
included
SECTION 6--
notice and without
incurring
for detailed
& ADJUSTMENTS
for various
models.
Characteristics
MTD LLC reserves the right to change
and features
product
discussed and/
specifications,
designs
obligation.
covers a range of various tractor
with this machine
MAINTENANCE
specifications
to all models.
_"
engine maintenance
models,
it is important
procedures
to consult the specific engine
and intervals.
operator's
7
Service
Cutting Deck Removal
NOTE: Models equipped
with a 38-inch
pulley. Models equipped
deck idler pulleys.
with a 42- and 46-inch
To remove the cutting
1.
deck, proceed
deck have one deck idler
deck have two
as follows:
Place the PTO (Blade Engage) lever in the disengaged
position
and engage
the parking
(OFF)
brake.
2.
Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the
bottom notch on the right fender.
3.
Remove the belt-keeper
rod, from around
engine pulley, by removing
secures it. See Fig. 7-1.
Note: Make a mental note what hole the other
keeper rod is inserted
the tractor's
the self-tapping
in for reinstallation
screw (A) that
end of the belt-
purposes.
Figure 7-2
8.
On 42" decks: Remove the bow-tie cotter pin securing the
deck stabilizer rod to the deck. Slide the deck lift rod from
the mounting
weldment
on the deck as seen in Fig. 7-3.
Figure 7-1
4.
Remove the belt (C) from around
the tractor's
engine
pulley. See Fig. 7-1.
5.
Looking
at the cutting
locate the cotter
deck from
the left side of the tractor,
pin that secures the deck support
on the rear left side of the deck.
rod
See Fig. 7-2. Remove the
cotter pin that secures the deck support rod, and carefully
remove the deck support from the deck lift arm.
6.
Repeat the above steps on the tractor's
NOTE:The
secured
deck support
On 38" & 46" Decks: Gently slide the cutting
right side.
rod on the right side of the tractor
using hair pin clip as opposed
Figure 7-3
is
to a cotter pin, which
might had noticed was used on the left side. This is normal
should be reinstalled in the same manner as removed.
the front of the tractor carefully guiding
deck off of the deck stabilizer rod.
you
and
9.
Carefully remove the PTO cable from the rear of the
cutting deck by removing the hair pin clip which secures it.
Remove the spring from the deck idler bracket.
Move the deck lift lever into the top notch on the right
fender
deck toward
the hooks on the
See Fig. 7-4
on the next page.
to raise the deck lift arms up and out of the way.
10.
Gently slide the cutting
underneath
the tractor.
deck (from the leftside)
out from
23
f
4.
Make the final connection
tractor,
on the engine
away from the battery.
Attach
block of the
to a unpainted
part
to assure a good connection.
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//
vehicle
(i.e. car, truck), do NOT start the vehicle's
AUTION:
the jumper
is installed on a
engine
when Ifjump
starting battery
your tractor.
_
\
5.
Start the tractor
this manual).
(as instructed
in the Operation
6.
Set the tractor's parking brake before
cables, in reverse order of connection.
section
removing
of
the jumper
Charging
WARNING!
while
Batteries
charging.
give off an explosive
Charge the battery
gas
in a well
ventilated area and keep away from an open flame
or pilot light as on a water heater, space heater,
furnace,
clothes dryer or other gas appliances.
CAUTION:
When charging
use only a charger
batteries.
WARNING!
Never exceed the maximum
pressure shown on the sidewall
The recommended
operating
Approximately
14 psi for the front tires
manufacturer's
overinflate.
recommended
Set your battery
If your battery
charger's
your tractor's
its instructions
battery,
for 12V lead-acid
Owner's
battery.
and heed its warnings.
charger to deliver
charger
is automatic,
period
a max of 10 amperes.
charge the battery
until the
charger indicates that charging is complete. If the charger
automatic, charge for no fewer than eight hours.
for exact tire
or maximum
your tractor's
If your tractor has not been put into use for an extended
of time, charge the battery as follows:
1.
10 psi for the rear tires
Read your battery
prior to charging
Always follow
tire pressure is:
Refer to the tire sidewall
Manual
of tire.
Approximately
IMPORTANT:
inflation
designed
is not
psi. Do not
Uneven tire pressure could cause the cutting
deck to
Fuse
mow unevenly.
One 20 AMP fuse is installed
protect
Battery
the tractor's
electrical
in your tractor's
wiring
harness to
system from damage
caused by
excessive amperage.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 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.
CAUTION:
If removing the battery, disconnect
NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it's terminal first,
followed
installing
by the
Jump Starting
battery.
Be certain the vehicles
ARNING!
Never jump start
_
do not touch, and
a damaged or frozen
are off. Do not allow cable clamps to touch.
ignitions
1.
2.
Connect
positive
tractor's
discharged
Connect
the other end of the cable to the (positive
of the jumper
3.
Connect
(+) cable to positive
post (+) of your
battery.
+) post
battery.
the second cable (negative
the jumper
battery.
SECTION
7--
SERVICE
-) to the other
fender
the
by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. When rethe battery, always connect the POSITIVE
(Red) wire its terminal first, followed
NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
If the electrical system does not function, or your tractor's engine
will not crank, first check to be certain that the fuse has not
blown. It can be found at the rear of the unit, underneath
the
post of
i_ll
located
by the battery.
amperage
capacity for replacement.
Always use a fuse with the same
WARNING!
Cutting Blades
WARNING!
ignition
Shut the engine off and remove
key before
removing
the cutting
blade(s) for
sharpening or replacement.
Protect your hands by
using heavy gloves when grasping the blade.
WARNING!
Periodically
inspect the blade and/or
spindle for cracks or damage,
struck a foreign
until damaged
To remove the blades, proceed
1.
after
you've
as follows.
Remove the deck from beneath
Cutting
especially
object. Do not operate the machine
components
are replaced.
Deck Removal
\\
the tractor,
earlier in this section)
(refer to
then gently
flip the deck over to expose its underside.
2.
Place a block of wood
between
baffle and the cutting
blade to act as a stabilizer.
the center deck housing
See Fig. 7-5.
3.
Remove the hex flange nut that secures the blade to the
spindle assembly.
See Fig. 7-5.
Figure
NOTE:When
replacing
7-6
the blade, be sure to install
the side of the blade marked
"Bottom"
stamped in it) facing the ground
operating position.
when the mower
blade spindle hex flange
CAUTION:
Use a torque
and 90 Ibs-ft.
the blade with
(or with a part number
is in the
nut to between 70 Ibs-ft
wrench to tighten the
Changingthe DeckBelt
ignition key, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and
WARNING!
ground againstBe the
sureengine
to shut tothe
prevent
engine unintended
off, remove
_l_l_kl
starting
before
The V-belt found
IMPORTANT:
specially
designed
completely.
belts.
To properly
amounts
cutting
sharpen
the cutting
of metal from
edges, parallel
previously
and disengage
For a proper
working
on your tractor
is
safely. A substitute
by not disengaging
machine,
use factory
approved
blades, remove equal
both ends of the blades along the
to the trailing
edge, at a 25 °- to 30 °
angle. Always grind each cutting blade edge equally
maintain proper blade balance. See Fig. 7-6.
L_i
to engage
(non-OEM) V-belt can be dangerous
Figure 7-5
the belt.
and
should beAllreplaced
any signs
wear
are present.
ARNING!
belts on ifyour
tractorofare
subject
to wear
_llill
4.
removing
been sharpened,
To change or replace the deck belt on your tractor, proceed as follows:
1.
to
or if any metal
CAUTION:
the cutting
edgetheof blades
the blade
separation isIfpresent,
replace
with has
new
Lower the deck by moving
bottom
the deck lift lever into the
notch on the right fender.
2.
Remove the belt guards by removing
screws that fasten them to the deck.
the self-tapping
3.
Remove the belt keeper rod from around
the engine pulley.
ones.
l_kll
5.
excessive vibration,
may damage to the tractor and/
WARNING!
A poorlyinjury.
balanced blade will cause
or result in personal
Test the blade's balance
metal from
using a blade balancer.
Grind
the heavy side until it balances evenly.
SECTION
7 -- SERVICE
25
4.
On the 42-inch
deck only, loosen but do not remove, the
5.
idler pulley nuts. This will enable the belt to be easily
removed
Remove the deck belt from around
all pulleys,
including
the deck idler pulley.
from the idler pulleys. See Fig. 7-7.
6.
Route the new belt as shown in and Fig. 7-8, 7-9 or 7-10,
depending
7.
Idler pulleys
Remount
on your specific sized deck.
the belt guards removed
earlier.
Changingthe LowerDeckBelt (46" Decks)
NOTE: Several components
must be removed in order to change
the tractor's lower deck belt. See an authorized MTD Service
Dealer to have your lower drive belt replaced or phone Customer
Support as instructed on page 2 for information
on ordering a
Service Manual.
Changingthe Transmission
Drive Belt
NOTE: Several components
must be removed and special tools
(i.e. air/impact wrench) in order to change the tractor's drive belt.
See an authorized
MTD Service Dealer to have your drive belt
replaced
Customer
or phone
information
on ordering
Support
as instructed
on page 2 for
a Service Manual.
Figure 7-7
WARNING!
Avoid the possibility
of a pinching
injury. Do not place your fingers on the idler spring
or between the belt and a pulley while removing the
belt.
38-inchDeck
Engine Pulley
/
©
Deck Idler Pulley
Figure 7-8
SECTION
7--
SERVICE
42-inch Deck
Engine Pulley
©
Deck Idler Pulleys
J
Figure 7-9
46-inch Deck
©
©
Belt Cover
Idler Pulleys
Figure 7=10
SECTION
7 -- SERVICE
27
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Engine fails to start
Remedy
PTO/Blade engaged.
1. Place knob (or lever) in disengaged
(OFF)
position.
2. Spark plug wire disconnected.
2. Connect wire to spark plug.
3. Fuel tankempty,
3. Fill tank with clean, fresh (less than 30 days
old) gas.
or stale fuel.
4. Choke notactivated.
4. Place the throttle
5. Faulty spark plug.
5. Clean, adjust gap or replace plug.
6. Blocked fuel line.
6. Clean fuel line and replace fuel filter.
7. Engine flooded.
7. Crankengine
8. Parking brake notengaged
8. Engage parking
9.
9.
Throttle
control lever not in correct starting
control in CHOKE position.
with throttle
Place throttle
in FAST position.
brake.
leverto
FAST position.
position.
Engine runs erratic
1. Unit running
with CHOKE activated.
1. Move the throttle
contol
out of the CHOKE
position.
2. Spark plug wires loose.
2. Connect and tighten
spark plug wire.
3. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
3. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter, is so equipped.
4. Ventin gas cap plugged.
4. Clear vent or replace cap if damaged.
5. Water or dirt in fuel system.
5. Drain fuel tank. Refill wtth clean, fresh
gasoline.
6. Dirty air cleaner.
6. Replace air cleaner paper element
or clean
foam precleaner, is so equipped.
Engine overheats
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper amount
weight of oil.
2. Air flow restricted.
2. Clean grass clippings
the engine's cooling
Engine hesitates at high
RPM
1. Spark plug gap too close.
Engine Idles rough
1. Spark plug fouled, faulty
2. Dffty air cleaner.
1. Cutting
2. Replace air cleaner element
blade loose or unbalanced.
2. Damaged
Mower
will not mulch grass
or bent cutting
blade.
housing.
gap.
1. Replace spark plug. Set plug gap.
pre-cleaner,
Excessive vibration
and debris from around
fins and blower
1. Remove spark plug and resetthe
or gap too wide.
and
1. Tighten
and/or
clean
if so equipped.
blade and spindle.
Balance blade.
2. Replace blade.
1. Engine speed too low.
1. Place throttle
in FAST (rabbit) position.
2. Wet grass.
2. Do not mulch when grass is wet.
3. Excessively high grass.
3. Mowonceata
high cutting
height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower cutting swath.
Uneven cut
4. Dull blade.
4. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Deck not leveled properly.
1. Perform
2. Dull blade.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
3. Uneven tire pressure.
3. Check tire pressure in all four tires.
side-to-side
deck adjustment.
9
Replacement
Parts
NOTE:This
and/or
Operators
illustrated
Manual.
954-04062
DriveBelt (MowingDeck)42" Deck
954-04060B
UpperDrive Belt(MowingDeck)46" Deck
954-04142
LowerDrive Belt(MowingDeck)46" Deck
954-0349
DeckBlades(38" Deck)
942-0610A
DeckBlade(42"Deck)
942-0616A
DeckBlade(46"Deck)Center Blade
942-0612A
DeckBlade(46"Deck)OuterBlade
942-0611A
DeckSpindle(42"Deck)
918-0624
DeckSpindle(46"Deck)DoublePulley
918-041340
DeckSpindle(38"Deck)
918-04474
DeckSpindle(42"Deck)
918-04456
DeckSpindle(46"Deck)
918-0430B
DeckWheel5.0 x 1.38
734-0973
Battery
925-1707D
Tire (Front) 15"x 6" x 6" SquareShoulder
734-1731
Tire (Rear)20" x 8" x 8" SquareShoulder
734-1730
HubCap
931-0484A
FuelTankCap
951-3111
ThrottleControl/Cable
746-04364
DischargeChuteAssembly
931-1032B
Key
925-1745A
Manual
covers a range of product
in this manual
designs and equipment
NOTE: Download
DriveBelt (MowingDeck)38" Deck
without
a complete
may not be applicable
notice and without
Parts Manual
Be sure to have your model
Refer to page 2 for more information
number
specifications
to all models.
incurring
for various
regarding
Characteristics
and features
product
discussed
specifications,
obligation.
free of charge at www.mtdproducts.com
and serial number
models.
MTD LLC reserves the right to change
or phone (800) 800-7310 to purchase
ready. These can be found
on the model plate located
a Parts
under the seat.
locating your model and serial numbers.
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Attachments
& Accessories
1
Thefollowingattachmentsand accessoriesare compatiblefor ModelSeries700 HydrostaticLawnTractors.See the retailerfrom which
youpurchasedyourtractor,an authorizedMTDService Dealeror phone (800) 800-7310for informationregardingpriceand availability.
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attachments(e.g. tilleror plow). Useof this type of equipmentWILL voidthe tractor'swarranty.
AUTION: ModelSeries700 HydrostaticLawnTractorsare NOTdesignedfor use with anytype of ground-engaging
0EM-190-118
46-inchDeckMulch Kit
0EM-190-679
Bumper
0EM-190-180
DoubleBaggerKit38" 42"
490-900-0025
DeckWash Kit
CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The CaliforniaAir ResourcesBoardandMTDConsumerGroupInc are pleasedto explainthe evaporativeemissioncontrolsystemwarrantyon your2007 lawn
mower.In California,new lawnmowersmust be designed,built and equippedto meetthe State'sstringentanti-smogstandards.MTDConsumerGroupInc must
warrantthe EECSon yourlawn mowerfor the periodof time listed below providedthere has beenno abuse, neglector impropermaintenanceof yourlawn mower.
Your EECSmay includeparts such asthe carburetor,fuel-injectionsystem,the ignitionsystem,catalyticconverter,fuel tanks,fuel lines,fuel caps, valves,
canisters,filters,vapor hoses,clamps,connectors,andother associatedemission-relatedcomponents.
Where a warrantable condition exists, MTDConsumer Group Inc will repair your lawn mower at no cost to you includingdiagnosis, parts and labor.
MAN UFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This evaporativeemissioncontrol systemis warrantedfor two years.If any evaporativeemission-relatedpart on your equipmentis defective,the part will be
repairedor replacedby MTDConsumerGroupInc.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Asthe lawn mowerowner,you are responsiblefor performanceof the requiredmaintenancelisted in yourowner'smanual. MTDConsumerGroupInc recommendsthat you retain all receipts coveringmaintenanceon your lawnmower,but MTDConsumerGroup Inccannot denywarrantysolely forthe lackof receipts.
Asthe lawn mowerowner,you shouldhoweverbe awarethat MTDConsumerGroupInc maydeny you warrantycoverageif yourlawn moweror a part has failed
dueto abuse,neglect, or impropermaintenanceor unapprovedmodifications.
Youare responsiblefor presentingyourlawn mowerto MTDConsumerGroupInc's distributioncenteror servicecenteras soonas the problemexists.The
warrantyrepairsshouldbe completedin a reasonableamountof time, not to exceed30 days. If you havea questionregardingyourwarrantycoverage,you should
contactthe MTDConsumerGroupIncService Departmentat 1-800-800-7310.
GENERAL
EMISSIONS WARRANTY
COVERAGE:
MTDConsumerGroupIncwarrantsto the ultimatepurchaserand eachsubsequentpurchaserthat the lawnmoweris: Designed,built andequippedso as to
conformwithall applicableregulations;andfree from defects in materialsandworkmanshipthatcausethe failureof a warrantedpart to be identicalinall material
respectsto that part as describedin MTDConsumerGroupInc's applicationfor certification.
The warrantyperiodbeginson the date the lawnmoweris deliveredto an ultimatepurchaseror first placedinto service.The warrantyperiodis two years.
Subjectto certain conditionsand exclusionsasstated below,the warrantyon emission-relatedparts is asfollows:
1. Any warrantedpart that is not scheduledfor replacementas requiredmaintenancein the written instructionssupplied,is warrantedforthe warrantyperiod
statedabove. Ifthe part fails duringthe periodof warrantycoverage,the part will be repairedor replacedbyMTDConsumerGroupInc accordingto subsection
(4) below. Anysuch part repairedor replacedunderwarrantywill be warrantedfor the remainderof the period.
2. Any warrantedpart that is scheduledonly for regularinspectionin the writteninstructionssupplied is warrantedforthe warrantyperiodstatedabove.Any such
part repairedor replacedunderwarrantywill be warrantedforthe remainingwarrantyperiod.
3. Any warrantedpart that is scheduledfor replacementas requiredmaintenancein the written instructionssuppliedis warrantedfor the periodof time beforethe
first scheduledreplacementdatefor that part. If the partfails beforethe first scheduledreplacement,the part will be repairedor replacedby MTDConsumer
GroupInc accordingto subsection(4) below.Any such part repairedor replacedunderwarrantywill be warrantedfor the remainderof the periodprior to the
first scheduledreplacementpointforthe part.
4. Repairor replacementof any warrantedpart underthe warrantyprovisionshereinmustbe performedat a warrantystationat no chargeto the owner.
5. Notwithstandingthe provisionsherein,warrantyservicesor repairswill be providedat all of our distributioncentersthatare franchisedto servicethe subject
enginesor equipment.
6. The lawnmowerowner will not be chargedfor diagnosticlaborthat is directly associatedwith diagnosisof a defective,emission-relatedwarrantedpart,
providedthat such diagnosticwork is performedat a warrantystation.
7. MTDConsumerGroupInc is liablefor damagesto otherengine or equipmentcomponentsproximatelycausedby a failure underwarrantyof any warranted
part.
8. Throughoutthe lawnmowerwarrantyperiodstatedabove, MTDConsumerGroupIncwill maintaina supply of warrantedparts sufficientto meetthe expected
demandfor such parts.
9. Any replacementpart may be usedinthe performanceof any warrantymaintenanceor repairsand mustbe providedwithoutchargeto the owner.Suchuse will
not reducethe warrantyobligationsof MTDConsumerGroupInc.
10. Add-onor modifiedpartsthat are not exemptedbythe Air ResourcesBoardmay not be used.The use of any non-exemptedadd-on or modifiedparts by the
ultimatepurchaserwill be groundsfor disallowinga warrantyclaims. MTDConsumerGroup Incwill not be liable to warrantfailuresof warrantedpartscaused
bythe use of a non-exemptedadd-onor modifiedpart.
WARRANTED
PARTS:
The repairor replacementof any warrantedpart otherwiseeligiblefor warrantycoveragemay be excludedfrom such warrantycoverageif MTDConsumerGroup
Inc demonstratesthatthe lawn mowerhas been abused,neglected,or improperlymaintained,andthat such abuse,neglect, or impropermaintenancewasthe
directcauseof the needfor repairor replacementof the part. That notwithstanding,any adjustmentof a componentthat has a factory installed,and properly
operating,adjustmentlimitingdevice is still eligiblefor warrantycoverage.The followingemissionwarrantyparts list are covered:FuelLine, FuelLine Clamps
GDOC-100175Rev.B
MANUFACTURER'S
LiMiTED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States
and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products Limited
with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canadaand/
or its territories and possessions (either entity respectively, "MTD").
"MTD" warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts and
Attachments as described below) against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date
of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of
charge, any part found to be defective in materials or workmanship.
This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been
operated and maintained in accordance with the Operator's Manual
furnished with the product, and has not been subject to misuse,
abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage because of other
peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or use
of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by MTD for use
with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your warranty as
to any resulting damage.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items
such as: batteries, belts, blades, blade adapters, tines, grass bags,
wheels, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes, friction
wheels, shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
Attachments-- MTD warrants attachments for this product against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year,
commencing on the date of the attachment's original purchase or
lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items such as:
grass collectors and mulch kits.
HOWTO OBTAINSERVICE:Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOFOF PURCHASE,through your local authorized service dealer.
To locate the dealer in your area:
In the U.S.A.
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact MTD LLC at RO. Box
361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-800-800-7310,
1-330-220-4683 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdproducts.
com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G4J1, or call
1-800-668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items may carry a
separate manufacturer's warranty. Referto applicable manufacturer's warranty for terms and conditions.
FOR
c. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
d. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
e. MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported
outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their respective
possessions and territories, except those sold through MTD's
authorized channels of export distribution.
f. Replacement parts that are not genuine MTD parts.
g. Transportation charges and service calls.
h. MTD does not warrant this product for commercial use.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after
the applicable period of express written warranty above as to the
parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written or
oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product, shall
bind MTD. Duringthe period of the warranty, the exclusive remedy
is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. MTD shall not be liable
for incidental or consequential loss or damage including, without
limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn
care services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a
warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of
the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of
the product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability
for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others
and their property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the
product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
gift.
HOWSTATELAW RELATESTO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
b. Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders havea separate oneyear warranty.
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHiO 44136=0019; Phone: 1=800=800=7310, 1=330=220=4683
MTD Canada Limited = KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1=800=668=1238
GDOC-lO0015 REV. B