MTD Series 760 Operator`s manual

Safe Operation
Practices • Set-Up • Operation
• Maintenance
• Service • Troubleshooting
• Warranty
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Automatic Lawn Tractor m Model Series 760
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHiO 44136-0019
PrintedIn USA
FormNo.769-05684
(December11,2009)
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ToTheOwner
ThankYou
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a lawn tractor
manufactured
by
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MTD LLC. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent
performance
when properly operated and maintained.
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It instructs
prior to operating
your machine.
persons
who will operate
address and mailing
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you how to safely and easily set up, operate
maintain
carefully
and
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Please be sure that you, and any other
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satisfaction
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all references
to right and left side of the
from the operating
position
recommended
safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
The engine
All information
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warranty
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Manual, packed separately
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issues with regards to performance,
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its features and operation.
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for all engine-related
power-rating,
and service. Please refer to the engine
specifications,
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Manual may cover 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.
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reserves the right to change product specifications,
designs and
equipment
without notice and without
incurring obligation.
1"able of Contents
Safe Operation
Practices ........................................
3
Troubleshooting
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27
Assembly & Set-Up ..................................................
Controls & Features ................................................
9
12
Replacement
Attachments
Parts ................................................
& Accessories ..................................
28
29
Operation
13
CA. Emission
Control Statement
30
18
22
Warranty
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Maintenance
& Adjustment. .................................
Service ....................................................................
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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.
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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
TractorSet-Up
NOTE: If the battery
NOTE:This Operators Manual covers a range of product
specifications
for various models. Characteristics
and features
Maintenance
the tractor.
discussed and/or
on top/side
illustrated
in this manual
without
designs and equipment
incurring
without
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PROPOSITION
65 WARNING:
Locate the shipping
known
harm. Wash hands after handling.
connect
For shipping
f
When attaching
battery cables, always
the POSITIVE (Red) wire to its terminal first,
factory.
reasons, both battery
To connect
the battery
cables on your equipment
from the terminals
cables, proceed
NOTE:The positive battery terminal
negative battery terminal is marked
1.
\
by the NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
may have been left disconnected
brake.
brace, if present, and accompanying
warning tag found on the right side of the mower, between
the discharge chute and the cutting deck. See Fig. 3-2.
CAUTION:
followed
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
and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive
in the
prior to operating
Shipping BraceRemoval
product
Connectingthe Battery Cables
Battery posts, terminals,
as instructed
Manual
notice and
obligation.
CALIFORNIA
charge the battery
section your Operator's
may not be applicable
to all models. MTD LLC reserves the right to change
specifications,
is put into service after the date shown
of battery,
at the
as follows:
is marked Pos. (+). The
Neg. (-).
Remove the plastic cover, if present, from the positive
terminal
and attach the red cable to the positive
terminal
(+) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-1.
battery
battery
Figure 3-2
Place the deck lift lever in the highest
Refer to Setting the Cutting
section of this manual.
While pushing
cutting
the discharge
chute towards
with your left hand, remove the shipping
right hand by grasping
finger and rotating
i_li
Removethe
terminal
terminal
3.
plasticcover,
ifpresent,
from the negative battery
and attach the black cable to the negative battery
(-) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-1.
Positionthe red rubberbootoverthe
help protect it from corrosion.
positivebatteryterminalto
your thumb
and index
purposes only, must be removed and discarded
WARNING!
The shipping
used for packaging
before operating
your ridingbrace,
mower.
throwing
2.
it between
the machine
brace with your
it clockwise.
WARNING!
Figure 3-1
position.
Height in the Operation
mower
The mowing
objects.
without
operating
the discharge
position
injury and/or
deck is capable
Failure to operate
of
the riding
cover in the proper
could result in serious personal
property
damage.
Attaching The Steering Wheel
If the steering
hardware
Attaching The DashCollar
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
If the tractor's
dash collar did not come attached
from the
factory, the screws for attaching
it can be found in either side of
the dash console. Remove the two screws from the console and
pry offthe
secure the dash collar as illustrated
straight
wheel over the steering
the
the steering
in Fig 3-4.
f
forward,
shaft.
side down) over the
wheel and secure with the hex bolt. See Fig. 3-3.
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Figure 3-4
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J
Figure
3.
Place the steering
wheel cap over the center of the steering
wheel and push downward
SECTION
3--
3-3
ASSEMBLY&
until it "clicks" into place.
SET-UP
\
Tire Pressure
Attaching The Seat
If the seat for your tractor
the applicable
was not attached
instructions
NOTE: For shipping
at the factory,
follow
below to attach it.
reasons, some seats are not attached
at
the factory. If this is the case, free the seat from its shipping
position and remove the hex screw (or knob screw if applicable)
from the bottom
instructions.
1.
2.
3.
of seat before
proceeding
circumstances is 30 psi. Equal tire pressure should be
maintained
ARNING! atMaximum
all times. tire
Never
pressure
exceed under
the maximum
any
_
inflation
The recommended
pressure shown
operating
on the sidewall
with the following
Approximately
10 psi for the rear tires
Approximately
14 psi for the front tires
Positiontheseatfacing
forward overtheseat pivotbracket, with
the two forward seat mount tabs fitting into the provided
IMPORTANT:
Refer to the tire sidewall
grooves
manufacturer's
recommended
in the seat pivot
Slide the seat rearward
bracket.
and align the center mounting
hole in
overinflate.
the seat with the slot in the seat pan. Insert the hex screw
previously
Gasand Oil Fill-up
removed.
seattothe
Do not tighten
optimal
operator
at this point.
preferred
location,this
for exact tire
or maximum
psi. Do not
Uneven tire pressure could cause the cutting
mow unevenly.
Adjustthe
of the tire.
tire pressure is:
The gasoline
tank is located
under the hood.
deck to
Do not overfill.
may mean actually sitting in the seat to decide what feels
best to the operator. Keep in mind the operator needs to
be able to fully operate
back in the seat.
4.
5.
all pedals comfortably
while
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
ARNING!
Use extreme
handling
vapors
are explosive.
Never care
fuel when
machine
indoors or
sitting
_
while the engine is hot or running.
Tighten the hex screw at this time.
cigarettes,
To adjust the position of the seat, loosen the hex screw on the
bottom of the seat. Slide the seat forward or backward as
desired.
Retighten
the hex screw. See Fig. 3-5.
Service the engine
separate
tractor.
with gasoline and oil as instructed
Engine Operator/Owner
Read the instructions
IMPORTANT:
engine.
Extinguish
cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition.
Your tractor
Manual
in the
packed with your
carefully.
is shipped
with motor
oil in the
However, you MUST check the oil level before
operating.
Be careful not to overfill.
ForCaliforniaModels:
For California
models
cap, STOP filling
equipped
with a tethered,
ratcheting
fuel
tank once fuel is seen inside the filler neck. This
ensures that a proper expansion volume is created, otherwise
fuel can overflow creating a hazardous situation.
Do NOTtop
the
off
the fuel tank. See Fig. 3-6.
f
He× Screw
Adjust
Figure 3-5
Mulch Plug
Note: See the Attachments
& Accessories
like information
regarding
model of tractor.
adding a mulching
section
if you would
system for your
Figure 3-6
SECTION3 -- ASSEMBLY& SET-UP
11
4
Controls
and Features
F
Speed Control
Parking
Clutch/Brake
&
Brake Lever
Pedal
Throttle/Choke Lever
Ignition Switch
Module
Shift Lever
J
PTO (Blade Engage) Lever
Deck Lift Lever
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,
Throttle/ChokeControl 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 when
pushed
all the way forward,
When set in a given position,
the choke control
the throttle
will maintain
_
unattended.
intoARNING!
neutral
Always disengage PTO, move shift lever
Never leave
a runningbrake,
machine
position,
set parking
stop engine
and remove
key to prevent
unintended
starting.
also.
a uniform
Prior to operating
IMPORTANT:
the tractor,
refer to both Safety
Interlock Switches and Starting The Engine in the Operation
section of this manual for further detailed instructions.
engine speed. See Fig. 4-2.
Clutch-BrakePedal
BI]
CHOKE
The clutch-brake
tractor,
pedal is located
along the running
part way down when
FAST
board.
slowing
on the left side of the lawn
Depress the clutch-brake
the tractor
by changing
pedal
speeds
(Refer to Speed Control Lever). Depress the pedal all the way down
to engage the disc brake and bring the tractor
to a complete
stop.
m
NOTE:The
pedal must be depressed
Safety Interlock
Switches
to start the engine.
in the Operation
Refer to
section of this manual.
ParkingBrake
To set the parking
brake, fully depress the clutch-brake
pedal.
Move the speed control lever all the way down and into the
parking brake position. Release the clutch-brake
pedal to allow
the parking
SLOW
To release the parking
brake, depress the clutch-brake
pedal and
move the speed control lever out of the notches to the desired
position. Release the speed control lever and the clutch-brake
Figure 4-2
IMPORTANT: When
brake to engage.
operating
the tractor
engaged, be certain that the throttle
(rabbit) position.
pedal.
with the cutting
deck
lever is always in the FAST
NOTE:The
parking
seat with the engine
shut off.
brake must be set if the operator
running
leaves the
or the engine will automatically
Ignition Switch
The ignition
switch is activated
into the ignition
to start the engine.
switch and turn clockwise
Insert key
to the START position.
Release the key into the ON position
Fig. 4-3.
once engine
To stop the engine,
key counterclockwise
OFF position.
turn the ignition
has fired. See
to the
See Fig. 4-3.
On
Start
Off
Figure 4-3
SECTION4
--
CONTROLS AND
FEATURES
13
Shift Lever
SpeedControl Lever
The shift lever is located
three positions,
pedal must be depressed
when the moving
IMPORTANT:
on the left side of the fender
a nd has
FORWARD, NEUTRAL and REVERSE.The brake
and the tractor
must not be in motion
shift lever. See Fig. 4-4.
Never force the shift lever. Doing so may result in
serious damage to the tractor's
transmission.
F
The speed control lever, located on the left side of
the tractor's dash console, allows you to regulate
the ground speed of the lawn tractor. To use,
depress the clutch-brake pedal and move the lever
out of the parking brake notch and forward to
increase the tractor's ground speed. When a desired
speed has been reached, release the lever into an
appropriate notch to maintain that speed.
To slow the tractor's ground speed, depress the
clutch-brake pedal and move the speed control
lever rearward and release it into a notch.
NOTE: Lawn tractors vary by model and are
available with either a 6- or 7-speed control lever.
((D)
PARR
BRAKE
PTO(BladeEngage)Lever
Found on the tractor's
right fender,
engage) lever is used to engage
the PTO (blade
power to the cutting
_t
deck or other (separately available) attachments.
To operate, move the lever all the way forward.
RUETRAL
Moving
the lever all the way rearward
OFF position
attachment.
NOTE:The
disengaged
disengages
into the PTO
power to the cutting
PTO (blade engage)lever
(PTO OFF) position
must be in the
when starting
Z
deck/
the
engine.
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o
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r-
Figure 4=4
DeckLift Lever
m
Z
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 the left, then place in the notch
best suited for your application.
SECTION 4 --
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
O
Operation
Engagingthe ParkingBrake
Toengage the parkingbrake:
TO AVOID
SERIOUS
OR DEATH
1.
INJURY
Fully depress the clutch-brake
pedal and hold it down with
your foot.
2.
Move the speed control
parking brake position.
3.
Release the clutch-brake
• GOUP AND DOWNSLOPES,NOT ACROSS.
• AVOIDSUDDENTURNS.
lever all the way down and into the
pedal to allow the parking
brake
to engage.
• DONOT OPERATETHE UNIT WHERE IT COULDSLIP
ORTIP.
Toreleasethe parkingbrake:
1.
• IF MACHINESTOPSGOINGUPHILL, STOP BLADE(S)
AND BACK DOWNHILLSLOWLY.
Depress the clutch-brake
pedal and move the speed
control
lever out of the parking
desired
speed.
• KEEPSAFETYDEVICES(GUARDS,SHIELDS,
AND SWITCHES, ETC.) IN PLACEAND WORKING.
Setting the Cutting Height
• REMOVEOBJECTSTHAT COULDBE THROWN
1.
BY THE BLADE(S).
brake position
and into a
Select the height position of the cutting deck by placing
the deck lift lever in any of the six different cutting height
notches
on the right side of the fender.
• KNOWLOCATIONAND FUNCTIONOF ALL CONTROLS.
• BESURE BLADE(S)AND ENGINEARE STOPPED
BEFOREPLACINGHANDS ORFEET NEARBLADE(S).
_
discharge
opening of the cutting deck.
Keep hands and feet away from the
WARNING!
• BEFORELEAVINGOPERATOR'SPOSITION,
DISENGAGEBLADE(S), ENGAGEPARKINGBRAKE,
SHUT OFF AND REMOVE KEY.
READ
OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
SafetyInterlockSwitches
This tractor
protection
is equipped
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.
J
system for the
system should
ever
Contact an authorized
system prevents the engine from
unless the parking brake is engaged,
and the PTO (Blade Engage) lever is in the disengaged
(OFF)
position.
The engine will automatically
shut off if the operator
the seat before engaging the parking brake.
leaves
The engine will automatically
leaves
the tractor's
shut off if the operator
seat with the PTO (Blade Engage) lever in the
engaged (ON) position,
brake is engaged.
regardless
of whether
the parking
The engine will automatically
shut off if the PTO (Blade
Engage) lever is moved into the engaged (ON) position with
the shift lever in Reverse.
15
Starting the Engine
DrivingTheTractor
WARNING!
interlock system is malfunctioning.
This system was
WARNING!
operate
tractor if the
designed for Do
yournot
safety
a nd the
protection.
i_
Assembly
instructions
& Set-up section of this manual.
key into the ignition
the tractor
Insert the tractor
2.
Place the PTO (Blade Engage) lever in the disengaged
switch.
(OFF)
4.
Activate
5.
Turn the ignition
parking
brake.
key clockwise
to the START position.
After
to your engine's
After the engine starts, deactivate
control
electric
the choke control
and
in the FAST position.
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.
Stopping the Engine
engine,
If you strike a foreign
disconnect
object,
stop the
the spark plug wire(s) and
ground against the engine. Thoroughly
inspect the
machine for any damage. Repair the damage before
restarting
1.
and operating
If the blades are engaged,
lever in the disengaged
place the PTO (Blade Engage)
(OFF) position.
2.
Turn the ignition
position.
3.
Remove the key from the ignition
unintended
Move the throttle
3.
Place the shift lever in either the FORWARD or REVERSE
lever into the FAST (rabbit)
position.
position.
so may cause damage
starter.
WARNING!
brake and
2.
position.
place the throttle
key off
let the pedal up.
CAUTION:
Do NOT hold the key in the START
position for longer than ten seconds at a time. Doing
6.
also turn the ignition
the key.
Depress the brake pedal to release the parking
starts, release the key. It will return to the ON (or
Normal Mowing)
the brake
brake. If leaving
WARNING!
Always look down and behind before
and while backing up to avoid a back-over accident.
the choke control.
the engine
depressing
the parking
unattended,
and remove
position.
Engage the tractor's
the PTO (Blade Engage) lever in
(OFF) position,
pedal and engaging
1.
3.
Do not leave the seat of the tractor
first placing
the disengaged
in the
starts, excessive speed
stops.
WARNING!
without
NOTE: Refer to the Gasoline and Oil fill-up
Avoid sudden
and sudden
key counterclockwise
IMPORTANT: Do NOT use the shift lever to change the
direction of travel when the tractor is in motion. Always use
the brake pedal to bring the tractor to a complete stop before
shifting.
4.
Releasethe parking brake by depressing the clutch-brake
pedal and positioning the speed control lever in desired
position.
IMPORTANT: First-time operators should use speed positions 1
or 2. Become completely familiar with the tractor's operation and
controls before operating the tractor in higher speed positions.
5.
Release clutch-brake pedal slowly to put unit into motion.
6.
The lawn tractor is brought to a stop by depressing the
clutch-brake pedal.
NOTE:When operating the unit initially, there will be little
difference between the highest two speeds until after the belts
have seated themselves into the pulleys during the break-in
period.
WARNING! Before leaving the operator's position
for any reason, disengage the blades, place the shift
lever in neutral, engage the parking brake, shut
engine offand remove the key.
to the STOP
switch to prevent
starting.
IMPORTANT:
When stopping
the tractor
for any reason while
on a grass surface, always:
1.
Place the shift lever in neutral,
2.
Engage the parking
3.
Shut engine
off and remove the key. Doing so will minimize
the possibility
exhaust
'°1
5--
OPERATION
of having your lawn "browned"
from your tractor's
running
by hot
engine.
If unit stalls with speed control
in high speed, or if unit will
not operate
lever in a low speed position,
proceed
SECTION
brake,
with speed control
as follows:
1.
Place shift lever in NEUTRAL.
2.
Restart engine.
3.
Place speed control
4.
Release clutch-brake
pedal fully.
5.
Depress clutch-brake
pedal.
lever in highest
speed position.
6.
Place speed control
7.
Place shift lever in either
normal
operating
lever in desired
position.
Mowing
FORWARD or REVERSE,and follow
procedures.
Driving On Slopes
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE in the Important
Practices
section of the manual
you may operate
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.
_
the tractor
Safe Operation
to help determine
slopes where
safely.
The following
excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately2-1/2
feet
ARNING!
mow could
on inclines
a slope
every
10 feet). Do
Thenot
tractor
overturnwithand
cause in
_
Exercise extreme
slopes.
discharge
slopes, NEVER across.
caution
when
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps,
objects.
Uneven terrain
changing
could overturn
to stop while
direction
on
the machine. Tall
better
of flipping
and
the tractor
the PTO (Blade Engage) transfers
power to the cutting
attachments.
To engage
the
Move the throttle
This will give a
to the lawn.
Do not cut the grass too short. Short grass invites
growth
and yellows
quickly
weed
in dry weather.
it may be necessary
to go back
Do NOT attempt
to mow heavy brush and weeds and
extremely tall grass. Your tractor
NOT clear brush.
is designed
to mow
lawns,
control
Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades when worn.
lever to the FAST (rabbit)
Refer to Cutting
for proper
Blades in the Service section
blade sharpening
of this manual
instructions.
Grasp the PTO (Blade Engage) lever and pivot it a II the way
forward
3.
kit
as follows:
position.
2.
ira mulch
over the cut area a second time to get a clean cut.
deck or other (separately available)
1.
back toward
that the first two laps be
for the balance of cutting.
appearance
Under heavier conditions
blades, proceed
to ricochet
Mowing should always be done with the engine at full throttle.
Engagingthe Blades
Engaging
material
For best results it is recommended
to the outside
up a slope. If it is necessary
carefully to reduce the possibility
over backward.
roads, sidewalks,
cut with the discharge thrown towards the center. After the
first two laps, reverse the direction to throw the discharge
up a slope greatly
up a slope, start up smoothly
toward
Do not mowat high ground speed, especially
or grass collector is installed.
hidden
on a slope. Ira turn must be
when driving
driving
of materials
cause discharged
rocks, or other
made, turn down the slope. Turning
increases the chance of a roll over.
Avoid stopping
when using the cutting
the operator.
grass can hide obstacles.
Avoid turns when driving
will be helpful
bystanders and
like. mowing
Also, avoid
discharging
WARNING!
Plantheyour
pattern
to avoid
material against a wall or obstruction
which may
serious injury.
Mow up and down
information
deck with your tractor:
into the engaged
Keep the throttle
(ON) position.
lever in the FAST (rabbit) position
most efficient use of the cutting
available) attachments.
The PTO (Blade Engage)lever
position
when starting
if the operator
in the Operation
deck or other
must be in the disengaged
the engine,
when traveling
(OFF)
in reverse, and
leaves the seat. Refer to Safety Interlock
section
for the
(separately
Switches
of this manual.
Using the Deck Lift Lever
To raise the cutting
deck, move the deck lift lever to the left, then
place it in the notch best suited for your application.
Setting
The Cutting
Refer to
Height earlier in this section.
SECTION
S --
OPERATION
17
6
Maintenance& Adjustments
Air Cleaner
Maintenance
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
Service the air cleaner element
Operator/Owner
Manual
as instructed
Spark Plug
starting.
The spark plug should
be cleaned
season. Spark plug replacement
Refer to the Engine Operator/Owner
maintenance
instructions.
Check engine
instructions
Manual
Manual
of each mowing
for engine
Manual
oil level before each use as instructed
Operator/Owner
in the Engine
and the gap reset once a
is recommended
at the start
season. Refer to the Engine Operator/Owner
for correct
plug type and gap specifications.
Lubrication
packed with your unit. Follow the
carefully.
ChangingEngine Oil
For draining
in the Engine
packed with your unit.
_ll,
oil from the engine's
crankcase
i
and remove
of select model
tractors, a plastic oil drain sleeve is packed with this Operator's
Manual. To drain the oil, proceed as follows:
1.
Unscrew the oil fill cap and remove the dipstick
fill tube.
from the oil
2.
Snap the small end ofoil drain sleeve onto the oil sump.
SeeFig. 6-1.
inspecting,
always disengage PTO, move shift lever
WARNING!
Before lubricating,
or engine
into neutral position,
set parking repairing,
brake, stop
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
Lubricate
all the pivot points
on the drive system, parking
brake
and lift linkage at least once a season with light oil.
RearWheels
\
\
The rear wheels
\
should
be removed
from the axles once a
season. Lubricate 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. Lubricate
tractor operation.
with a grease gun after every 25 hours of
bar may be equipped
with a
Battery
The battery is sealed and is maintenance-flee.
be checked.
Always keep the battery
free of corrosive
After cleaning
of petroleum
3.
Remove drain plug and drain oil into a suitable
with
Perform
finished
5.
a capacity
the above steps in the opposite
draining.
with new motor
Engine Operator/Owner
Manual
order after oil has
oil as instructed
your unit for information
of motor
oil.
regarding
in the
packed with your machine.
NOTE: Refer to the Engine Operator/Owner
viscosity
container
of no less than 64 oz.
Refill the engine
cables and terminals
Manual
the quantity
packed with
and proper
clean and
build-up.
the battery
and terminals,
apply a light coat
jelly or grease to both terminals.
Always keep the rubber boot positioned
terminal to prevent shorting.
Figure 6-1
Acid levels cannot
over the positive
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.
To level the deck from front to rear:
CleaningBattery
Clean the battery
with a baking
battery
by removing
it from the tractor
soda and water solution.
terminals
with a wire brush to remove deposits.
terminals and exposed
prevent corrosion.
wiring
Tighten
and washing
If necessary, scrape the
with grease or petroleum
the lock nut to raise the front of the deck;
Loosen the lock nut to lower the front of the deck.
Coat
jelly to
Battery Failures
Some common
Incorrect
causes for battery
failure are:
initial activation
Overcharging
Freezing
Undercharging
Corroded
connections
These failures are NOT covered
by your tractor's
warranty.
Cleaning the EngineAndDeck
Flange Lock Nut
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.
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.
Figure 6-2
Sideto Side
If the cutting
adjustment
Adjustments
1.
deck appears to be mowing
can be performed.
With the tractor
Adjust
unevenly,
if necessary
a side to side
as follows:
parked on a firm, level surface, place the
deck lift lever in the second from the top notch (second
highest position) and rotate
adjustments
while
engineto ismake
running,
WARNING!
Never the
attempt
any except
where specified in the operator's manual.
perpendicular
2.
both blades so that they are
with the tractor.
Measure the distance from the outside
Leveling the Deck
tip to the ground
NOTE: Check the tractor's
right blade tip to the ground.
tire pressure before
performing
any
deck leveling adjustments.
Refer to Tires in the Service section of
this manual for more information
regarding tire pressure.
3.
Loosen,
be equal. If they're
The front of the cutting
can be adjusted
the deck should
deck is supported
by a stabilizer
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
Front ToRear
bracket.
See Fig. 6-3.
bar that
to level the deck from front to rear. The front of
be between 1/4-inch and %-inch lower than the
rear of the deck. Adjust
1.
should
and the distance
With the tractor
if necessary
as follows:
parked on a firm, level surface, place the
lever for lifting the platform on the second to the top notch
(second highest position) and rotate the blade as close to
the discharge
2.
channel
that is parallel
to the tractor.
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
%" less than the second measurement.
approximate
proceed,
3.
distance
necessary
Determine
the
for proper adjustment
and
if necessary, to the next step.
Locate the flange
nut as seen in Fig. 6-2.
Hex Cap Screw
Figure 6-3
SECTION 6 --
MAINTENANCE
& ADJUSTMENTS
19
4.
Balance the deck by using a wrench
to turn the
adjustment
behind the hex cap
gear (found immediately
screw just loosened)
clockwise/up
or counterclockwise/
down. The deck is properly balanced when
measurements
taken earlier are equal.
5.
Retighten
bracket
Parking Brake Adjustment
while the engine is running. Always disengage PTO,
WARNING!
move shift lever
Never
intoattempt
neutral to
position,
adjust the
stopbrakes
engine
both blade tip
and remove
the hex cap screw on the left deck hanger
when
proper adjustment
If the tractor
is achieved.
SECTION 6--
MAINTENANCE
depressed,
can roll with the parking
Refer to the Set-Up a nd Assembly
adjustment
instructions.
section
of this manual
& ADJUSTMENTS
for seat
unintended
does not come to a complete
pedal is completely
Seat Adjustment
key to prevent
adjustment.
See an authorized
brakes properly adjusted.
stop when the brake
or if the tractor's
brake applied,
starting.
rear wheels
the brake is in need of
MTD Service Dealer to have your
MaintenanceSchedule
Before
Every
Every
Every
Every
Eachuse
10 Hours
25 Hours
SOHours
100 Hours
CleanHood/DashLouvers
Prior
toStoring
,/
V/"
CheckEngineOilLevel
V/"
CheckAir Filter for Dirty, Looseor DamagedParts
V/"
V/"
ReplaceAir Filter Element
V/"
ChangeEngineOil
CleanBattery Terminals
V/"
V/"
LubeFrontAxlesand Rims
_
CleanEngineCoolingFins
V/"
LubePedalPivot Points
V/"
_
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
notice and without
specifications
incurring
for detailed
models.
Characteristics
and features
product
discussed and/
specifications,
designs
obligation.
covers a range of various tractor
with this machine
for various
to all models. MTD LLC reserves the right to change
engine maintenance
models,
it is important
procedures
to consult the specific engine
operator's
and intervals.
SECTION 6 --
MAINTENANCE
& ADJUSTMENTS
21
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
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.
Bow=Tie
deck have two
the tractor's
the self-tapping
//
screw (A) that
/
/
/
/
Note: Make a mental note what hole the other
keeper rod is inserted
in for reinstallation
/
end of the belt-
/
/
purposes.
f
-,,
Figure 7-2
8.
Gently slide the cutting
deck toward
carefully
guiding
stabilizer
rod. See Fig. 7-3
the front of the tractor
the hooks on the deck off of the deck
Figure 7=1
4.
Removethebelt(C)fromaroundthetractor'senginepulley.See
Fig. 7-1.
5.
Looking
at the cutting
locate the bow-tie
deck from
the left side of the tractor,
pin that secures the deck support
the rear left side of the deck.
rod on
See Fig. 7-2. Remove the bow-
tie pin that secures the deck support rod, and carefully
remove the deck support from the deck lift arm.
right side.
Figure 7=3
6.
Repeat step 5 on the tractor's
7.
Move the deck lift lever into the top notch on the right
by removing
fender
spring from the deck idler bracket.
9.
to raise the deck lift arms up and out of the way.
CarefullyremovethePTOcablefromtherearofthecuttingdeck
the hair pin clip which
secures it. Remove the
See Fig. 7-4 on the next
page.
10.
Gently slide the cutting
underneath
the tractor.
deck (from the leftside)
out from
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.
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:
Figure 7-4
When charging
use only a charger
Tires
batteries.
pressure shown on the sidewall of tire.
WARNING!
Never exceed the maximum
_
Read your battery
operating
inflation
If your tractor
1.
10 psi for the rear tires
Approximately
14 psi for the front tires
IMPORTANT:
Refer to the tire sidewall
manufacturer's
recommended
Owner's
has not been put into use for an extended
period
as follows:
automatic,
for exact tire
or maximum
Set your battery
charger to deliver
psi. Do not
a max of 10 amperes.
deck to
charge for no fewer than eight hours.
Fuse
mow unevenly.
One 20 AMP fuse is installed
Battery
protect the tractor's electrical
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
in your tractor's
wiring
harness to
system from damage
caused by
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
fender
located
the
by the battery.
harm. Wash hands after handling.
CAUTION:
If removing the battery, disconnect
NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it's terminal first,
followed
installing
charger's
If your battery charger is automatic, charge the battery until the
charger indicates that charging is complete. If the charger is not
Uneven tire pressure could cause the cutting
reproductive
battery,
for 12V lead-acid
tire pressure is:
Approximately
overinflate.
your tractor's
Manual prior to charging your tractor's battery.
Always follow its instructions
and heed its warnings.
of time, charge the battery
The recommended
designed
the
amperage
_
capacity for replacement.
Always use a fuse with the same
ARNING!
by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. When rethe battery, always connect the POSITIVE
(Red) wire its terminal first, followed
NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
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
battery.
the second cable (negative
the jumper
post (+) of your
battery.
-) to the other
post of
battery.
SECTION
7 -- SERVICE
23
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,
\\
(refer to
earlier in this section)
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.
4.
Toproperlysharpenthecutting
of metal from
blades,removeequalamounts
both ends of the blades along the cutting
edges, parallel to the trailing
edge, at a 25 °- to 30 ° angle.
Always grind each cutting blade edge equally
proper blade balance. See Fig. 7-6.
to maintain
previously
_
i_ii
5.
been sharpened, or if any metal
AUTION:isIfpresent,
the cutting
edgetheof blades
the blade
separation
replace
with has
new
ones.
excessive vibration,
may cause damage to the
WARNING!
poorly in balanced
tractor
and/or A result
personal blade
injury. will cause
Test the blade's balance
metal from
SECTION
7--
using a blade balancer.
Grind
the heavy side until it balances evenly.
SERVICE
the blade with
(or with a part number
is in the
nut to between 70 Ibs-ft
wrench to tighten the
Changingthe DeckBelt
WARNING!
Changing the TransmissionDrive Belt
Be sure to shut the engine
off, remove
ignition key, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and
ground against the engine to prevent unintended
starting
before
removing
the 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
information
WARNING!
All belts on your tractor
wear and should
be replaced
or phone
on ordering
Support
as instructed
on page 2 for
a Service Manual.
are subject to
if any signs of wear are
present.
IMPORTANT: The
designed
V-belt found
on your tractor
to engage and disengage
is specially
safely. A substitute
(non-
OEM) V-belt can be dangerous by not disengaging
completely.
For a proper working machine, use factory approved belts.
To change or replace the deck belt on your tractor, proceed as follows:
1.
Lower the deck by moving
bottom
the deck lift lever into the
notch on the right fender.
2.
Remove the belt guards by removing the self-tapping
screws that fasten them to the deck. See Fig. 7-7.
3.
Remove the belt keeper rod from around
_
5.
the engine pulley.
injury. Do not place your fingers on the idler spring
Avoid
of a pinching
or ARNING!
between the
belt the
and possibility
a pulley while
removing the
belt.
Remove the deck belt from around
all pulleys,
including
the deck idler pulley.
6.
Route the new belt as shown in and Fig. 7-7.
7.
Remount
the belt guards removed
earlier.
Belt Guard
©
Deck idler Pulley
J
Figure 7-7
SECTION
7 -- SERVICE
25
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
DESCRIPTION
PARTNO.
DriveBelt (MowingDeck)38" Deck
954-04062
DeckBlade(38" Deck)
942-0610A
DeckSpindle(38"Deck)
918-04474A
Battery
925-1707D
Tire (Front) 13x 5 x 6 RoundShoulder
734-04372
Tire (Rear)18x 6.5 x 8 SquareShoulder
734-0294
FuelTank Cap
751-0603A
FuelTank Cap(CA Models)
751-10947
ThrottleControl/ChokeCable(SingleCylinderEngines)
NOTE:This
Operators
or illustrated
931-1032B
Key
925-1745A
Manual
in this manual
and equipment
NOTE: Download
without
_ 746-04364
DischargeChuteAssembly38" Deck
covers a range of product
may not be applicable
notice and without
a complete
Parts Manual
Manual. Be sure to have your model
Refer to page 2 for more information
specifications
for various
models.
Characteristics
to all models. MTD LLC reserves the right to change
incurring
and features
product
discussed and/
specifications,
designs
obligation.
free of charge at www.mtdproducts.com
or phone (800) 800-7310 to purchase
number and serial number ready. These can be found
regarding locating your model and serial numbers.
on the model plate located
a Parts
under the seat.
27
Attachments
& Accessories
Thefollowingattachmentsand accessoriesare compatiblefor ModelSeries700 LawnTractors.Seethe retailerfromwhich you
_urchasedyourtractor,an authorizedMTDServiceDealeror phone(800) 800-7310for informationregardingpriceand availability.
CAUTION: ModelSeries700 LawnTractorsare NOTdesignedfor usewith any type of ground-engagingattachments(e.g.
tiller or plow).Use of this type of equipmentWILL voidthe tractor'swarranty.
OEM-190-607
DeluxeTractorSunshade
OEM-190-183
DeckWheel Kit38"
OEM-190-032
42" SnowThrower
OEM-19A-218
RearWeight BracketKit
11
29
FEDERAL
and/or CALIFORNIA
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY
RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
MTDConsumerGroupInc,the United StatesEnvironmentalProtectionAgency (EPA),and, forthose productscertifiedfor sale in the stateof California,the
CaliforniaAir ResourcesBoard(CARB)are pleasedto explainthe emission(evaporativeand/or exhaust)controlsystem(ECS) warrantyon youroutdoor 2006
andlater smalloff-roadspark-ignitedengine andequipment(outdoorequipmentengine)In California,new outdoorequipmentengines mustbe designed,built and
equippedto meetthe State'sstringentanti-smog standards(in otherstates, 1997andlater modelyear equipmentmustbe designed,built, and equippedto meet
the U.S. EPAsmalloff-road, sparkignitionengine regulations.MTDConsumerGroupInc mustwarrantthe ECSon your outdoorequipmentenginefor the periodof
time listed belowprovidedtherehas been no abuse, neglector impropermaintenanceof outdoor equipmentengine.
Your ECSmay includeparts such as the carburetor,fuel-injectionsystem,the ignitionsystem,catalyticconverter,fuel tanks,fuel lines,fuel caps, valves,canisters,
filters,vapor hoses,clamps,connectors,andotherassociatedemission-relatedcomponents.
Wherea warrantableconditionexists, MTDConsumerGroupIncwill repairyouroutdoor equipmentengine at no cost to you includingdiagnosis,parts and labor.
MAN UFACTURER'S
WARRANTY
COVERAGE:
This emissioncontrolsystemis warrantedfor two years. If any emission-relatedpart on your outdoorequipmentengine is defective,the part will be repairedor
replacedby MTDCONSUMERGROUPINC.
OWNER'S WARRANTY
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Asthe outdoorequipmentengineowner,you are responsiblefor performanceof the requiredmaintenancelisted inyour owner'smanual.MTDConsumerGroup
Inc recommendsthat you retain all receiptscoveringmaintenanceon youroutdoor equipmentengine,but MTDConsumerGroupInc cannotdeny warrantysolely
forthe lackof receipts.
Asthe outdoorequipmentengineowner,you shouldhoweverbe awarethat MTDConsumerGroupInc may denyyou warrantycoverageif your outdoorequipment
engineor a part has failed due to abuse, neglect,or impropermaintenanceor unapprovedmodifications.
Youare responsiblefor presentingyouroutdoor equipmentengineto MTDConsumerGroupInc's distributioncenteror servicecenteras soon asthe problem
exists.The warrantyrepairsshouldbe completedin a reasonableamountof time, not to exceed30 days. If you havea questionregardingyour warrantycoverage,
you shouldcontactthe MTDConsumerGroupIncService Departmentat 1-800-800-7310or via email at http://support.mtdproducts.com
GENERAL
EMISSIONS WARRANTY
COVERAGE:
MTDConsumerGroupIncwarrantsto the ultimatepurchaserand eachsubsequentpurchaserthat the outdoor equipmentengine is: Designed,built and equipped
so asto conformwithall applicableregulations;and freefrom defects in materialsand workmanshipthatcausethe failureof a warrantedpart to be identicalin all
materialrespectsto that part as describedin MTDConsumerGroupInc's applicationfor certification.
The warrantyperiodbeginson the date the outdoor equipmentengine is deliveredto an ultimate purchaseror 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 scheduledreplacementpointfor the 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 outdoorequipmentengine ownerwill not be chargedfor diagnostic laborthat is directlyassociatedwithdiagnosisof a defective,emission-relatedwarrantedpart, providedthat suchdiagnosticwork is performedat a warrantystation.
7. MTDConsumerGroupInc is liablefor damagesto otherengine or equipmentcomponentsproximatelycausedby a failure underwarrantyof any warranted
part.
8. Throughoutthe off-roadengineand equipmentwarrantyperiodstatedabove, MTDConsumerGroupInc will maintaina supply of warrantedparts sufficientto
meetthe expecteddemandfor 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 warrantedparts caused
bythe use of a non-exemptedadd-onor modifiedpart.
WARRANTED
PARTS:
The repairor replacementof any warrantedpart otherwiseeligiblefor warrantycoveragemay be excludedfrom such warrantycoverageif MTDConsumerGroup
Inc demonstratesthatthe outdoor equipmentengine has beenabused,neglected,or improperlymaintained,and thatsuch abuse, neglect,or impropermaintenancewasthe direct causeof the needfor repairor replacementof the part. That notwithstanding,any adjustmentof a componentthat hasa factory installed,
and properlyoperating,adjustmentlimitingdevice is still eligible for warrantycoverage. Further,the coverageunderthis warrantyextendsonly to partsthat were
presenton the off-roadengineand equipmentpurchased.
Thefollowing emissionwarrantypartsare covered(if applicable):
(1) FuelMeteringSystem
•
Cold start enrichmentsystem(softchoke)
•
Carburetorand internalparts (or fuel injectionsystem)
•
Fuelpump
•
Fueltank
(2) Air InductionSystem
•
Air cleaner
•
Intakemanifold
(3) IgnitionSystem
•
Spark plug(s)
•
Magneto ignitionsystem
(4) ExhaustSystem
•
Catalyticconverter
•
SAI (Reed valve)
(5) MiscellaneousItemsUsedin AboveSystem
•
Vacuum,temperature,position,time sensitivevalvesand switches
•
Connectorsandassemblies
(6) EvaporativeControl
•
Fuelhose
•
Fuelhoseclamps
•
Tetheredfuel cap
•
Carboncanister
•
Vapor lines
GDOC-100223
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, 1-330-2204683 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdproducts.com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G4J1, or call 1-800668-1238 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.
b. Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders havea separate oneyear warranty.
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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.
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
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