Zoom ® Owner/Operator Manual Manuel Du Proprietaire/Utilisateur Models 915131 - 1334 (_ ENGLISH (_ FRANQAIS 03770600A ,_ _ 2/09 Printed in USA ii q-'_:] 1:1 [o]_ [_o] _/ / :1_/ i_'] SAFETY ......................... 4 STORAGE ...................... ASSEMBLY ...................... 10 TROUBLESHOOTING CONTROLS AND FEATURES ....... 12 SERVICE OPERATION ..................... 13 ACCESSORIES 16 SPECIFICATIONS 18 WARRANTY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ........ SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ..... II_II II=To]_Ir=_l_o] NON-ENGLISH MANUALS languages available for your equipment. Manuals printed in languages other than English are also available as a free download on our website: http://www.ariens.com ................ ..................... Puede obtener manuales en 28 29 30 _I Before operation of unit, carefully and completely read your manuals. The contents will provide you with an understanding of safety instructions and controls during normal operation and maintenance. All reference to left, right, front, or rear are given from operator seated in operation position and facing the direction of forward travel. Numbers are located on the product registration form in the unit literature package. They are printed on a serial number label, located on the frame of your unit under the seat (figure 1). Tambien puede imprimir manuales en idiomas diferentes del ingles descargandolos gratuitamente de nuestra pagina Web: http://www.ariens.com Manuels non anglais Des manuels dans differentes ,_ 28 When ordering replacement parts or making service inquiries, know the Model and Serial numbers of your unit and engine. idiomas diferentes del ingles en su distribuidor. Visite a su distribuidor para su equipo. .................. 26 MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS MANUALES EN IDIOMAS DIFERENTES DEL INGLES disponibles PARTS ................. 26 THE MANUAL Manuals in languages other than English may be obtained from your Dealer. Visit your dealer or www.ariens.com for a list of o vaya a www.ariens.com para obtener una lista de idiomas ............. langues sont disponibles chez votre revendeur. Rendez-vous chez votre revendeur ou allez sur consulter la liste des langues le site www.ariens.com pour disponibles pour votre equipement. Les manuels imprimes dans des langues differentes de I'anglais sont egalement disponibles en telechargement gratuit sur notre site Web : Unit Serial Number Label Figure 1 http://www.ariens.com GB -2 Record UnitModel andSerial numbers here. Before Attempting to Operate Your Unit: 1. Make sure all assembly has been properly completed. 2. Understand all Safety Precautions provided in the manuals. 3. Review control functions and operation of the unit. Do not operate the unit unless all controls function as described in this manual. Record Engine Model andSerial numbers here. PRODUCT REGISTRATION The Ariens dealer must register the product at the time of purchase. Registering the product will help the company process warranty claims or contact you with the latest service information. All claims meeting requirements during the limited warranty period will be honored, whether or not the product registration card is returned. Keep a proof of purchase if you do not register your unit. Customer Note: If the Dealer does not register your product, please fill out, sign and return the product registration card to Ariens or go to www.ariens.com on the internet UNAUTHORIZED PARTS REPLACEMENT Use only Ariens replacement parts. The replacement of any part on this unit with anything other than an Ariens authorized replacement part may adversely affect the performance, durability, and safety of this unit and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims liability for any claims or damages, whether warranty, property damage, personal injury or death arising out of the use of unauthorized replacement parts. NOTE: A complete Parts manual may be download from www.ariens.com on the internet DELIVERY Customer Note: If you have purchased this product without complete assembly and instruction by your retailer, it is your responsibility to: Read and understand all assembly instructions in this manual. If you do not understand or have difficulty following the instructions, contact your nearest Ariens Dealer for assistance. NOTE: To locate your nearest Ariens Dealer, go to www.ariens.com on the internet. ,_ or adjustmentsImproper can cause serious WARNING: assembly injury. GB-3 4. Review recommended lubrication, maintenance and adjustments. 5. Review Limited Warranty Policy. 6. Fill out a product registration card and return the card to the Ariens Company or go to www.ariens.com. DISCLAIMER Ariens reserves the right to discontinue, change, and improve its products at any time without notice or obligation to the purchaser. The descriptions and specifications contained in this manual were in effect at printing. Equipment described within this manual may be optional. Some illustrations may not be applicable to your unit. _"Y-'1 al=1i_;I A WARNING: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the safety instructions in the manuals and on decals could result in serious injury or death. Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tip-over accidents. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. • A NOTATIONS NOTE: General reference information for proper operation and maintenance practices. IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or information required to prevent damage to unit or attachment. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. SAFETY DECALS AND LOCATIONS Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive, handle with care. ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety Decals. Refer to figure 2 for Safety Decal locations. Disengage attachment, stop unit and engine, remove key, engage parking brake, and allow moving parts to stop before leaving operator's position. SAFETY ALERTS ,_ out important safety Look for these symbols to point precautions. They mean: Personal Safety Is Involved! Attention! Become Alert! Obey The Message! The safety alert symbol is used in decals and with this manual. Understand the safety message. It contains important information about personal safety. HAZARDOUSPOTENTIALLY SITUATION! If not WARNING: avoided, COULD RESULT in death or serious injury. A HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not AUTION: POTENTIALLY avoided, MAY RESULT in minor or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices. HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not DANGER: IMMINENTLY avoided, WILL RESULT in death or serious injury. GB -4 Figure 2 1.DANGER! _,_'_ &DANGER! # Avoid - Stay clear of rotatinginjury parts. OL1816 Always keep feet and hands away from rotating parts. OL1809 2.CAUTION Always stand clear of discharge area. Do not direct discharge toward other people. No smoking. D*-_Ltt i_ Fill fuel tank to below bottom of Do not overfill. filler neck. while Keep operating. people away from unit Shut off engine, remove key, and read manual before you adjust or repair unit. ©L1812 Never fill fuel tank when engine is running, hot or unit is indoors. Never overfill fuel tank. Replace fuel cap securely and clean up spilled fuel. NO STEP! away from Always rotating keep parts. feet OL1813 GB-5 4.DANGER! TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH Read the operator's &WARNING! Always stand clear of discharge area. manual. OLt8t4 OL180I Keep children and others away D !° Do not operate mower unless bagger is attached or guards are in operating position. from unit while operating. ©L1802 OL1815 /_='_-=_ Never direct discharge toward other people. Thrown objects _'__ can cause injury. &DANGER! OL1803 Keep hands and feet away. ._> Look down backing. and behind before and while ©L1804 _--'-1,_ Do not operate mower unless guards are in operating position _%'_ or bagger is attached. Never carry children. 7.HOT SURFACES! OL1806 Go up and down slopes, not across. ©L1807 DO NOT operate on slopes over 10°. If machine stops going uphill, stop blade and back down slowly. Avoid sudden turns. Keep safety devices (guards, shields, switches, etc.) in place and working. Check interlock system per manual before use. Understand location and function of all controls. Never allow operation by untrained persons. Disengage PTO, stop unit and engine, set parking brake and remove key before making any inspections, repairs, etc. OL1801 DO NOT touch parts which are hot from operation. ALWAYS allow parts to cool. EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM CERTIFICATION LABEL Tampering with emission controls and components by unauthorized personnel may result in severe fines or penalties. Emission controls and components can only be adjusted by EPA and/or CARB authorized service centers. Contact your Ariens Equipment Retailer concerning emission controls and component questions. SAFETY RULES If unit is to be used by someone other than original purchaser; loaned, rented or sold, ALWAYS provide this manual and any needed safety training before operation. Only the user can prevent and is responsible for accidents or injuries occurring to themselves, other people or property. Read, understand, and follow all safety practices in Owner/Operator Manual before assembling, using or working on this mower. GB -6 ALWAYS remove keyfromignition andwire ALWAYS keep hands andfeetaway fromall fromspark plugbefore assembly, orworking rotating parts during operation. Rotating parts onthisunit. cancutoffbody parts. Inspect unitbefore each usefor:missing or ALWAYS keep hands away fromallpinch damaged decals andshields, correctly points. operating safety interlock system, and Start andoperate unitonly when seated in deterioration ofgrass catchers. Replace or operator's position. Steering control levers repair asneeded. must beinneutral, PTO disengaged and ALWAYS check overhead andside parking brake setwhen starting engine. clearances carefully before operation. ALWAYS keep body andhands away from ALWAYS beaware oftraffic when crossing or pinholes ornozzles which eject hydraulic operating along streets orcurbs. fluidunder pressure. Keep children, people, andpetsaway. Be DONOT touch unitparts which might behot alertandshutoffunitifanyone enters work from operation. Allow parts tocoolbefore area. Keep children under watchful careofa attempting tomaintain, adjust orservice. responsible adult. NEVER place yourhands oranypartofyour NEVER allow children tooperate orplayon body orclothing inside ornear anymoving ornear unit. partwhile unitisrunning. Keep area ofoperation clear ofalltoys,and NEVER direct discharge towards persons or debris. Thrown objects cancause injury. property. Thrown objects mayricochet back Stay alertforhidden hazards, holes, andruts. towards operator. ALWAYS stand clear ofthe discharge area. Avoid uneven orrough terrain. DONOT operate near drop-offs, ditches, or ALWAYS disengage attachment, stopunit embankments. Unitcansuddenly turnoverif andengine, remove key, engage parking awheel isovertheedge ofaclifforditch, orif brake, andallow moving parts tostopbefore anedge caves in. leaving operator's position. Dust, fog,etc.canreduce vision andcause Useextreme caution ongravel surfaces. anaccident. Operate unitonlywhen there is Disengage PTO when attachment isnotin good visibility andlight. useandwhen crossing gravel surfaces. Data indicates thatoperators, age60and DONOT operate unitifsafety interlock above, areinvolved inalarger percentage of system isdamaged ordisabled. Check safety riding mower related injuries. These interlock before each use. operators should evaluate their ability to ALWAYS remove keytoprevent unauthorized operate theriding mower safely enough to use. protect themselves andothers from serious DO NOT operate at too fast a rate. Slow injury. before turning. Only trained adults mayoperate unit.Trainingdown Stop engine before removing grass catcher or includes being familiar withcontrols and unclogging chute. actual operation. DO NOT mow on wet grass. Reduced NEVER operate unitafter orduring theuseof traction could cause sliding. medication, drugs oralcohol. DO NOT try to stabilize the machine by NEVER allow anyone tooperate thisunit putting your foot on the ground. when their alertness orcoordination is Know the weight of loads. Limit loads to those impaired. can safely control and the unit can safely Wear adequate safety gear, sturdy shoes, you handle. andprotective gloves. keep protective structures, guards DONOT wear loose clothing orjewelry and ALWAYS panels in good repair, in place and tieback hairthatmaygetcaught inrotating and securely fastened. parts. Protect eyes, faceandhead fromobjects that Do not operate without either entire grass maybethrown fromunit.Wear appropriate catcher or the discharge guard in place. DO NOT operate in reverse unless absolutely hearing protection. Always wear safety goggles orsafety glasses withsideshields necessary. ALWAYS look down and behind before and while backing; especially for when operating mower. children. Avoid sharp edges. Sharp edges cancut. Moving parts cancutofffingers orahand. GB-7 Follow themanufacturer's recommendations DO NOT transport machine while engine is forwheel weights orcounterweights to running. improve stability when using attachments. ALWAYS turn off power to attachment and NEVER carry passengers-especially shut off fuel when transporting unit. children-even withblades off. Keep unit free of grass clippings, leaves, and Useextra carewhen approaching blind other debris. Clean up oil or fuel spills. corners orobjects thatmayobscure vision of This product is equipped with an internal hidden obstacles andchildren. combustion type engine. DO NOT use unit on Ifyoucannot back upaslope oryoufeel or near any unimproved, forest-covered or uneasy onit,donotmow it. brush covered land unless exhaust system is Mow upanddown slopes, notacross them. equipped with a spark arrester meeting local, state or federal laws. A spark Useslowspeed onanyslope. Tires maylose applicable if it is used, must be maintained in traction onslopes even though thebrakes are arrester, effective working order by operator. functioning properly. Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are Keep allmovements ontheslope slow and explosive. Handle with care. Use an gradual, DO NOT make sudden changes in speed or direction. approved fuel container. Use extra care while operating machines with grass catcher or other attachments. They can affect stability of the machine. NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running or hot from operation. NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. NEVER overfill fuel tank. DO NOT operate on slopes over 10 °. DO NOT park on slopes unless necessary. If unit is parked on a slope, ALWAYS chock or block wheels and set parking brake. DO NOT disengage or bypass transmission and coast downhill. and Maximum Trailer weight: 300 Ibs. Do not use hitch with bagger attached. Do not use on steep hills or slopes. If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately. Do not park on hills when trailer is attached. Avoid Electric Shock. Objects contacting both battery terminals at the same time may result in injury and unit damage. DO NOT reverse battery connections. Do not use with any ground engaging equipment. NEVER allow children or others in or on towed equipment. On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control. Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop. Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle. NEVER secure from rods or linkages that could be damaged. truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle before filling. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lockopen device. Maximum Tongue weight: 30 Ibs. Use extra care when loading or unloading unit onto trailer or truck. Replace fuel cap securely and clean up spilled fuel. NEVER fill containers inside a vehicle or on a When practical, remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment on a trailer with a portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle. Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for weight limits for towed equipment towing on slopes. NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames. ALWAYS allow engine to cool before servicing. Explosive Gases from battery can cause death or serious injury. Poisonous battery fluid contains sulfuric acid and its contact with skin, eyes or clothing can cause severe chemical burns. NO flames, NO sparks, NO smoking near battery. ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective gear near battery. Use insulated tools. GB -8 DONOT TIPbattery beyond a45°angle in Shutofffuel(ifprovided) andallow engine to anydirection. coolcompletely before storing inclosed area orcovering unit. ALWAYS keep batteries outofreach of children. Clean grass anddebris fromunit,especially from around muffler andengine, tohelp Battery posts, terminals andrelated prevent fires. accessories contain leadandlead compounds, chemicals known totheState of Forextended storage, clean unitthoroughly. California tocause cancer andreproductiveSeeEngine Manual forproper storage. harm. Wash hands afterhandling. Useonly attachments oraccessories Reverse connections mayresult insparks designed foryourunit. which cancause serious injury. Always Check attachment components frequently. If connect positive (+)leadofcharger to worn ordamaged, replace with positive (+)terminal, andnegative (-)leadto manufacturer's recommended parts. negative (-)terminal. ALWAYS disconnect negative (-)cable FIRST andpositive (+)cable SECOND. ALWAYS connect positive (+)cable FIRST, and negative (-)cable SECOND. Afrozen battery canexplode andresult in death orserious injury. DONOT charge or jump startabattery containing frozen fluid. Thaw thebattery before putting onacharger orjump starting. ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards, andpanels ingood repair, inplace and securely fastened. NEVER modify orremove safety devices. DONOT change engine governor settings or over-speed engine. Fumes fromengine exhaust cancause injury ordeath. DONOT runengine inanenclosed area. Always provide good ventilation. ALWAYS maintain unitinsafeoperating condition. Damaged orworn outmuffler can cause fireorexplosion. Stop andinspect equipment ifyoustrike an object orifthere isanunusual vibration. Repair, ifnecessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments orrepairs withtheengine running. Mower blades aresharp andcancutyou. Wrap theblade(s) orwear gloves, anduse extra caution when servicing them. NEVER weldorstraighten mower blades. Rotation ofoneblade maycause rotation of theother blades. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service asrequired. Keep allhardware properly tightened. Stored energy insprings cancause injury. Maintain orreplace safety andinstruction labels, asnecessary. Never store themachine orfuelcontainer inside abuilding where there isanopen flame, suchasawater heater. GB-9 Read andunderstand theentire WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Safety section before proceeding. Tools Required Adjustable wrench Petroleum jelly or dielectric grease. Unpack Unit Remove unit and all other components from the shipping container. Engage transmission bypass lever (see MOVING UNIT MANUALLYon page 15). Push unit from container onto a level surface. Disengage transmission bypass lever. Connect 2 Battery See Battery Removal and Installation on page 22 and perform steps 2 and 3 in the installation section. Place Unit in Operating (Figure 3): Position NOTE: The seat is shipped with the seat positioned as far back as possible. 1. Tip seat forward and adjust the seat as needed (see TIPPING SEAT FORWARD on page 18 and SEAT ADJUSTMENT on page 18). 2. Remove eccentric spacers and rotate steering levers to the operating position. Reinstall spacers. Do not tighten. 3. Adjust steering levers (see ADJUSTING STEERING LEVERS on page 23). GB- 1. 2. Steering Lever Seat 3. Figure 3 Check Engine Oil Level Refer to Engine Manual. 10 Eccentric Spacer Check Tire Pressure CAUTION: Avoid injury! Explosive separation of tire and rim parts is possible when they are serviced incorrectly: Do not attempt to mount a tire without the proper equipment and experience to perform the job. Do not inflate the tires above the recommended pressure. Do not weld or heat a wheel and tire assembly. Heat can cause an increase in air pressure resulting in an explosion. Welding can structurally weaken or deform the wheel. Do not stand in front or over the tire assembly when inflating. Use a clipon chuck and extension hose long enough to allow you to stand to one side. See SPECIFICATIONS Level Mower Deck See LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING PITCH OF MOWER DECK on page 20. Fill Fuel Tank See FILLING FUEL TANKon page 14. Check Safety Interlock ,_ System failure and improper WARNING: Safety interlock operation of unit can result in death or serious injury. Check system before each use to make sure it is functioning properly. See Safety Interlock System on page 13. Check function of all controls See OPERATION on page 13. on page 29. GB- 11 6 4 5 11 8 3 1 2 \ 10 9 Figure 4 1. Throttle/Choke 2. 3. 4. 5. Lever 6. 7. 8. 9. Ignition Switch PTO Switch Seat Fuel Level Steering Levers Fuel Tank Mower Lift Pedal Mower Deck 10. Discharge Chute 11. Parking Brake GB- 12 [o];,1:1_F:_u / [o]_ Safety Interlock System Read and understand the entire WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Safety section before proceeding. ,_ WARNING: Safety interlock failure and improper operation of unit can result in death or serious injury. Check system before each use to make sure it is functioning properly. CONTROLS AND FEATURES See figure 4 for all controls and features locations. Perform the following tests to ensure the safety interlock system is working properly. If the unit does not perform as stated contact your Ariens dealer for repairs. Test 1 2 3 4*+ 5*+ Steering Lever Neutral Position Neutral Position Neutral Position Out of Neutral Position Neutral Position PTO Off On Off Off On Parking Brake Engaged Engaged Disengaged Disengaged Engaged Engine Starts Doesn't Start Doesn't Start Shuts Off Shuts Off Test with engine running. + Operator lifts off seat. Ignition Switch Parking ENGINE on page 14 for detailed instructions on how to start engine. Throttle/Choke Lever Choke (1) - Use to start a cold Engages (2) and disengages (1) parking brake. Power Take-Off (PTO) Switch o 1 engine. i\!1 m Brake Operate ignition switch with a removable key. Ignition switch has three positions: Stop (1), Run (2), Start (3). See STARTING AND SHUTTING OFF 1 . Fast (2) - Increases engine speed. Engages (2)and blades. Jlt m _ +J _ +<s.+.,-i Slow (3) - Decreases engine -41,-3 speed. OE0002 GB - 13 disengages (1) mower Steering Levers Reverse (1)backward. Pull both steering levers Mower Lift Pedal (Figure 5) Raises and lowers mower deck. Press mower lift pedal and install adjustment _in in the desired adjustment hole. Forward (2)- Push both steering levers forward. Left (3) - Pull left steering lever back or push right steering lever forward or a combination of both. 1 3 2 Right (4) - Pull right steering lever back or push left steering lever forward or a combination of both. Mower Lift Pedal 2. Adjustment Hole 3. Adjustment Pin Figure 5 NOTE: To stop, return both steering levers to neutral. NOTE: The steering levers must be in the neutral position to start the engine. NOTE: The parking brake must be disengaged prior to moving the steering levers from the neutral position. NOTE: The adjustment pin is used to set the height of the mower deck. See SPECIFICATIONS on page 29 for cutting height dimensions. Fuel Level Slot in seat plate shows the fuel level in the tank. Refill when level gets to bottom of slot. FILLING FUEL TANK 1. Clean fuel cap and surrounding area to prevent dust, dirt, and debris from entering fuel tanks. 2. Remove fuel cap. IMPORTANT: See Engine Manual for correct type and grade of fuel. 3. Fill fuel tank to below bottom of filler neck. See SPECIFICATIONS on page 29 for capacity of fuel tanks. 4. Replace fuel cap. STOPPING IN AN EMERGENCY Bring steering levers back to neutral, set parking brake, and turn off engine. STARTING AND SHUTTING OFF ENGINE Starting the Engine NOTE: Disengage the PTO, place the steering levers in neutral, and engage the parking brake prior to starting the engine. 1. If the engine is cold, move the choke control to the On position. If the engine is warm or hot, do not use choke. GB- 14 IMPORTANT: DONOT operate starter for Vary cutting pattern with each mowing. more than10seconds perminute asdamage Do not allow grass or debris to collect inside canoccur. of mower deck. Clean after each use. 2.Puttheignition keyintheswitch and turnittotheStart position. MOVING UNIT MANUALLY 3.Assoon astheengine starts, release the key. 4.Move thechoke control totheOff ,_ WARNING: or bypass transmission DO NOT disengage and coast position fromtheChoke position. Wait downhill. untiltheengine isrunning smoothly before operation. IMPORTANT: Lettheengine warm up Pull the bypass lever out and lock it in place, several seconds toseveral minutes and then release the parking brake to push depending onoutside temperature. the unit by hand. Stopping theEngine Push the lever in to drive the unit normally. 1.Stopunit. NOTE: There are two bypass levers; one on 2.Disengage PTO. each side of the unit. 3.Setthrottle lever toslow. 4.Turnignition switch tooffposition and 1 remove key. 5.Setparking brake. OPERATING MOWER 1. Start engine. 2. Set throttle lever to fast. IMPORTANT: Never engage PTO if mower is plugged with grass or other material. 3. Engage PTO to start mower blades. It will take 2-3 seconds for the blades to engage. NOTE: The parking brake must be disengaged prior to moving the steering levers from the neutral lockout position. 4. Release parking brake. 5. Use steering levers to move the unit. 6. Disengage PTO to stop mower blades. TRANSPORTING UNIT ALWAYS shut off engine, set parking brake, remove key, and drain fuel when transporting unit on a truck or trailer. Tie unit down securely. Do not tie down by linkages, guards, cables or other parts that may be damaged. FOR BEST PERFORMANCE Cut grass when it is dry. Keep mower blades sharp. 1. Keep mower deck properly leveled. Do not set height of cut too low. For very tall grass, mow twice. Do not travel too fast. Mow with the engine set at full throttle. When mulching, only remove 1/3 of grass length per cutting. Discharge clippings into areas already cut. GB- 15 2. Bypass lever pulled out to push the unit by hand. Bypass lever pushed in to drive the unit. Figure 6 IMPORTANT: Proper maintenance can prolong the life of unit. The following chart shows the recommended service schedule. Refer to the maintenance instructions in the Engine Manual for additional information. WARNING: AVOID INJURY Read andunderstand theentire Safety section before proceeding. NOTE: To have full access to the engine, the seat must be tipped forward (see TIPPING SEAT FORWARD on page 18) and the hood opened (see MOWER DECK REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION on page 18). Interval Each Use Task Action Check A Safety Interlock System _ WARNING: Safety interlock system failure and improper operation unit can in death or serious injury. Test this systemof each timeresult the unit is operated. If this system does not function as described, do not operate until repairs are made (see Safety Interlock System on page 13). Check Engage parking brake and engage transmission bypass lever (see Parking MOVING UNIT MANUALLY on page 15). Push unit. If unit rolls, contact Brake your Ariens Dealer. Clean Unit Clean engine, battery, seat, mower deck, etc. of all dirt and debris. Do not use solvents, hard cleaners, or abrasives. Check Tires NOTE: Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. See SPECIFICATIONS on page 29 for correct tire pressure. parts is possible are serviced incorrectly: CAUTION: Avoid when injury!they Explosive separation of tire and rim •Do not attempt to mount a tire without the proper equipment and experience to perform the job. Do not inflate the tires above the recommended pressure. Do not weld or heat a wheel and tire assembly. Heat can cause an increase in air pressure resulting in an explosion. Welding can structurally weaken or deform the wheel. Do not stand in front or over the tire assembly when inflating. Use a clip-on chuck and extension hose long enough to allow you to stand to one side. Check for worn or damaged mower blades (see SHARPENING MOWER BLADE on page 21 ). A Check Mower Blades GB- 16 Interval Each Use Task Follow Engine Manual Maintenance Schedule Action 25 Hours 3r Every Season Check Battery Keep battery and battery terminals clean (see Cleaning Battery and Battery Cables on page 22). UnitLubricateApply front wheel grease to zerk (1)on each i!l _/ !ll 1 50 Hours or Every Season 00 Hours or Every Season Check Fasteners Check All Belts Check All Cables Check mower blade mounting hardware and all other fasteners. Replace fasteners that are missing or damaged. Tighten all nuts and bolts to the correct torque value. Replace worn or deteriorated belts. Check hydrostatic belt (see REPLACING HYDROSTATIC BELT on page 25 for hydrostatic belt location). Check PTO belt (see REPLACING PTO BELTon page 24 for PTO belt location). Replace worn or improperly functioning PTO cables. GB - 17 [._ap]_ V_4_I m_ V_4m_ll_'_l / _vj I _1_ III__] MOWER DECK REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Read and understand the entire WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Safety section before proceeding. Remove (Figure 9) 1. Remove PTO belt from the engine drive pulley (see REPLACING PTO BELT on page 24). 2. Disconnect PTO actuator cable from the cable anchor and deck idler arm. TIPPING SEAT FORWARD Put steering levers up and tip seat forward (figure 7). 1. Cable Anchor 2. PTO Actuator Cable 3. Idler Arm 1. Seat Tipped Forward 2. Mounting Hardware Figure 8 1 NOTE: Perform steps 3 and 4 for the right and left side of unit. Figure 7 3. Disconnect drag link from the front deck bracket. 4. Disconnect front and rear trunnions from the lift arms. 5. Slide mower deck out from under unit. SEAT ADJUSTMENT 1. Tip the seat forward. 2. Loosen mounting hardware and slide seat forward or backward to desired position. Tighten mounting hardware (figure 7). 3. Tip seat back. GB- 18 Install (Figure 9) 1. Slide mower deck under unit. NOTE: Perform step 2 and 3 for the right and left side of unit. 2. Connect drag link to front deck bracket. 3. Connect front and rear trunnions to lift arms. 4. Connect the PTO actuator cable to the deck idler arm and cable anchor. 1. 2. 3. 4. PTO Actuator Cable Drag Link Front Deck Bracket Front Trunnion 5. Install PTO belt on the engine drive pulley (see REPLACING PTO BELT on page 24). NOTE: Make sure the cable is taut, but not tight. The cable needs a slight amount of slack for the pulley brake to work correctly. 6. Level and adjust pitch of mower deck (see LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING PITCH OF MOWER DECK on page 20). 5. 6. 7. Figure 9 GB - 19 Deck Lift Arm Mower Deck Rear Trunnion LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING PITCH OF MOWER DECK The Forward NOTE: Adjust on a level surface, with the tires inflated to the correct air pressure (see SPECIFICATIONS on page 29). Three measurements are required to level and adjust the pitch of the mower deck. 1. The distance from the mower blades to the ground. 2. The forward pitch of the mower blades. 3. The pitch of the mower blades from side-to-side. Should be 0.0 in. (0.0 mm) to 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) pitched forward. NOTE: This measurement must be taken when the mower blades ends point forward. The Distance Blades From Blades Pitch Of The Mower (Figure 11): Forward Pitch of Mower Blades 3 1 i \ // 2 The Mower To The Ground (Figure 10): In the lowest cutting position should be 1.5. in. + 1/4 in. (3.8 cm + 0.64 cm). In the highest cutting position should be 4.5 in. + 1/4 in. (11.4 cm + 0.64 Front of Mower Deck cm). Lowest Cutting Position 3 1 \ E-_ // \, !! 1. 2. 2 Mower Deck Mower Blade 3. Figure 11 /'._--qll The Pitch Of The Mower Side-To-Side (Figure Highest Cutting Position Side-To-Side 1 1. 2. (11.4 cm +0.64 Mower Deck Mower Blade 3. Blades From 12): Should be within 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) as measured on each side of the mower deck. NOTE: This measurement must be taken when the mower blade ends point left and right. 1.50 in. _+1/4 in. (3.8 cm _+0.64 cm) 4.50 in. + 1/4 Ground Pitch 2 cm) Ground 1/4-in. (6.35 1. 2. Figure 10 from Side-To-Side Mower Deck Mower Blade 3. Figure 12 GB - 20 Ground Adjusting The Mower Deck To Adjust Mower Blade Height And Pitch (Figure 13): NOTE: Adjusting the mower deck will adjust the height and pitch of the mower blades. 1. Adjust the trunnions first and re-take the three measurements required to level and adjust the pitch of the mower deck. These measurements are: a. The distance from the mower blades to the ground. b. The forward pitch of the mower blades. c. The pitch of the mower blades from side-to-side. 2. Repeat step 1 as needed until all three measurements are within the tolerances specified. 1. 2. 3. 4. Spindle Blade Washer 5/8 in. Nut Figure 14 SHARPENING ,_ 1. Trunnion 2. 1. Remove mower blade from unit (see REPLACING MOWER BLADE on page 21 ). REPLACING MOWER BLADE (Figure mower bladeDO while unit. An CAUTION: NOTonsharpen unbalanced mower blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to unit. Check mower blade balance prior to reinstalling mower blades. NEVER weld or straighten mower blades. Mower Deck Figure 13 Remove MOWER BLADE Ariens recommends having mower blades sharpened by a professional. Contact your Ariens dealer. 14) Discard mower blade if (figure 15): CAUTION: Mower blades are sharp and can cut you. Wrap the blades or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. more than 1/2 in. (1.27 cm) of metal is removed. the air lift erosion area is eroded. the mower blade is bent or broken. Do not change angle of cutting edge or round the corner at the end of mower blade. 1. Block mower blades to prevent rotation. 2. Remove mounting hardware and mower blades from spindles. Install (Figure 14) 1. Install mower blades on spindles with mounting hardware. 2. Torque 5/8-inch nut to 92 to 130 Ibf-ft (125 to 176 N°m). GB - 21 2. Sharpen mower blade by removing an equal amount of material from each end of mower blade. 3.Check mower blade balance bybolt. sliding Battery Removal and Installation mower blade onanunthreaded If blade isbalanced, itshould remain ina Remove (Figure 16) horizontal position. Ifeither endof seat forward (see TIPPING SEAT mower blade moves downward, sharpen 1. Tip FORWARD on page 18). the heavy enduntilmower blade is 2. Disconnect negative (-) cable first, then balanced. positive (+) cable. 4.Install mower blade onunit ( see 3. Remove battery hold-down bracket and REPLACING MOWER BLADE on battery from unit. page 21 ). Install DO NOT Sharpen to this Pattern (Figure 16) 1. Install battery on the unit with battery hold-down bracket. 2. Connect positive (+) cable first, then negative (-) cable. 3. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease to battery cable ends and terminals. 4. Tip seat back (see TIPPING SEAT FORWARD on page 18). Sharpen to this Pattern 1 2 3 4 1 1. Air Lift Erosion 2. Cutting Edge 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Figure 15 SERVICING THE BATTERY Positive (+) Terminal Positive (+) Cable Battery Hold-Down Bracket Battery Negative (-) Terminal Negative (-) Cable NOTE: Unit comes equipped with a maintenance-free battery that requires no regular maintenance except cleaning the terminals. Figure 16 Cleaning Battery and Battery Cables 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. (Figure 16) 1. Tip seat forward (see TIPPING SEAT FORWARD on page 18). 2. Disconnect negative (-) cable first, then positive (+) cable. 3. Clean battery cable ends, negative (-) terminal, and positive (+) terminal with a wire brush and rinse with a weak baking soda solution. 4. Connect positive (+) cable first, then negative (-) cable. 5. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease to battery cable ends and terminals. GB - 22 6.Tipseatback (seeTIPPING ADJUSTING SEAT STEERING LEVERS FORWARD on page 18). Charging the Adjusting Steering Lever Height (Figure 17) Battery (Figure 16) WARNING: FROZEN BATTERIES CAN EXPLODE and result in death or serious injury. DO NOT charge a frozen battery. Let the battery thaw before charging. 2 Follow First Aid directions for contact with 5 battery fluid. External Contact: Flush with water. Eyes: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention immediately! Internal Contact: Drink large quantities of water. Follow with Milk of Magnesia, beaten egg or vegetable oil. Get medical attention immediately! In case of internal contact, DO NOT induce vomiting! IMPORTANT: DO NOT fast charge. Charging at a higher rate will damage or destroy battery. IMPORTANT: ALWAYS follow information provided on battery and battery charger. Contact battery and battery charger manufacturers' for detailed instructions. 1. Remove battery from unit (see Battery Removal and Installation on page 22). 2. Place battery in a well-ventilated area. 3. Connect positive (+) lead of charger to positive (+) terminal, and negative (-) lead of charger to negative (-) terminal. 4. Charge battery according to battery charger and battery manufacturers' instructions. 1. Handlebar 2. Steering Lever 3. Mounting Hardware 4. Adjustment Holes 5. Eccentric Spacer 5. Install battery on unit (see Battery Removal and Installation on page 22). Figure 17 Jump-Starting Ariens does not recommend jump-starting your unit. Jump-starting can damage engine and electrical system components. See your engine manual for more detailed information. NOTE: Perform steps 1 and 2 for both steering levers. 1. Remove mounting hardware and move handlebar up or down until the steering levers are at the appropriate height. 2. Install mounting hardware. NOTE: Align handlebars by adjusting eccentric spacer until the height of handlebars are the same. GB - 23 Forward Speed Adjustment REPLACING (Figure Remove (Figure 19) 1. Lower mower deck to the ground. 2. Remove belt covers from mower deck. 18) NOTE: Reverse speed cannot be adjusted. If unit tracks excessively left or right in reverse, see your Dealer for repair. IMPORTANT: The unit should track within 2 feet (0.61 m) of a straight line for 30 feet (9.14 m). The travel of the steering levers may need adjustment if the unit turns to the right or left when both steering levers are pushed as far forward as possible. NOTE: The side the unit turns toward indicates that the wheel on that side is turning slower than the other wheel. Either the wheel that is turning faster needs to slow down or the wheel that is turning slower needs to speed up to allow the unit to travel in a straight line. 1. Determine which way the unit turns. 2. Loosen jam nut on the adjustment bolt. 3. Adjust speed by: Turning adjustment bolt clockwise to decrease steering lever travel. Turning adjustment bolt counterclockwise to increase steering lever travel. PTO BELT CAUTION: Use care releasing idler spring Keep body parts well idler when performing operation. 3. Disconnect the PTO actuator cable from the deck idler arm. 4. Pull idler arm towards outside of unit until tension is removed from PTO belt. 5. Remove PTO belt from left mower deck pulley. 6. Slowly release idler arm until tension is removed from idler spring. 7. Remove PTO belt from mower deck and engine drive pulley. 4. Tighten the jam nut. 4 3 1. 2. Forward Travel Adjustment Steering Lever 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Bolt PTO Actuator Cable Deck Spindle Engine Drive Pulley Deck Idler PTO Belt Figure 19 Figure 18 GB - 24 when tension. away from this Install (Figure 19) NOTE: Do not install PTO belt on left mower deck pulley in step 1. 1. Install PTO belt on engine drive pulley and mower deck. 2. Pull idler arm towards outside of unit until PTO belt can be routed around left mower deck pulley. 3. Slowly release idler arm until idler pulley rests firmly against PTO belt. 4. Connect the PTO actuator cable to the deck idler arm. 5. Insert a shim of 0.10" (the thickness of 12-gauge steel) between the roller on the idler arm and the deck sheave. With the shim in place, pull the actuator cable taut and then tighten the cable adjustment nuts against the cable mount bracket to hold the setting. 6. Remove the shim and check for a gap between the roller and the deck sheave. 7. Install belt covers on mower deck. 1 \ 1. 2. NOTE: Ensure that belt is still positioned in the groove of the sheave after belt covers are installed. REPLACING HYDROSTATIC Remove (Figure BELT 20) 1. Remove PTO belt (see REPLACING PTO BELT on page 24). CAUTION: Use care releasing idler spring Keep body parts well idler when performing operation. when tension. away from this 2. Disconnect idler spring. 3. Remove hydrostatic belt from hydrostatic transmission pulleys, pulley, electric clutch, and idler. Install (Figure 20) 1. Install hydrostatic belt on idler, electric clutch, pulley, and hydrostatic transmission pulleys. 2. Connect idler spring. 3. Install PTO belt (see REPLACING PTO BELTon page 24). GB - 25 Hydrostatic Belt Hydrostatic Transmission Pulley 3. 4. Figure 20 Idler Idler Spring _o_ Short Term Storage Fuel System Gasoline left in the fuel system for extended periods without a stabilizer will deteriorate, resulting in gum deposits in the system. These deposits can damage the carburetor and the fuel hoses, filter and tank. Prevent deposits from forming in the fuel system during storage by adding a quality fuel stabilizer to the fuel. Follow the recommended mix ratio found on the fuel stabilizer container. IMPORTANT: NEVER clean unit with highpressure water or store unit outdoors. Remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean dry area. Inspect unit for signs of wear or damage. Ensure all fasteners are properly tightened. Long Term Storage Follow all instructions under Short Term Storage, To treat the fuel system for storage: Remove and fully charge battery. Store in a clean dry area. Drain fuel from fuel tank. 1. Add fuel stabilizer (Ariens part number 00592900) according to manufacturers's instructions. Refer to Engine Manual for the proper engine storage procedures. 2. Run engine for at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow it to reach the carburetor. Touch up all scratched or chipped paint surfaces. NEVER store the engine with fuel in the fuel tank inside of a building with potential sources of ignition. / | _olU__oIo_ PROBLEM Engine will not crank/start. Engine runs rough. PROBABLE CAUSE 1. Safety interlock CORRECTION 1. Check safety interlock system (see Safety system is not engaged or is faulty. Interlock System on page 13). 2. Fuel tank empty. 2. Fill fuel tank (see FILLING FUEL TANK on page 14). 3. Discharged battery. 3. Charge battery (see Charging the Battery on page 23). 4. Poor connection between battery and battery cables. 4. Tighten battery cables and/or clean battery and battery cables (see Cleaning Battery and Battery Cables on page 22). Spark plug wire(s) loose or spark plug(s) faulty. 5. Connect spark plug wire(s) or replace spark plug(s). Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions. 6. Faulty electrical system. 6. Contact your Ariens Dealer. 7. Faulty engine. 7. Contact your Ariens Dealer. 1. Choke engaged. 1. Disengage choke. 2. Air filter cartridge plugged. 2. Clean or replace air filter cartridge. Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions. 3. Faulty engine. 3. Contact your Ariens Dealer. GB - 26 PROBLEM Unit does not move with engine running when using steering levers. PTO or mower blades do not engage or shut off. Engine overheats. PROBABLE CAUSE CORRECTION The transmission bypassleveris engaged. 1. Disengage transmission bypass lever (see MOVING UNIT MANUALLY on page 15). 2. Faulty hydrostatic belt. 2. Replace hydrostatic belt (see REPLACING HYDROSTATIC BELT on page 25). 3. Faulty transmission. 3. Contact your Ariens Dealer. 1. Operator presence switch not depressed. 1. Depress operator presence switch by sitting on seat. 2. Faulty operator presence switch. 2. Contact your Ariens Dealer. 3. Clutch actuator is loose or disconnected. 3. Connect wiring to PTO actuator. Properly connect PTO actuator cable to the deck cable anchor or to deck idler arm. 4. Faulty PTO belt. 4. Replace PTO belt (see REPLACING BELT on page 24). 5. Faulty PTO switch, wires, connectors, or clutch. 5. Contact your Ariens Dealer. 1. Engine oil level low. 1. Add engine oil. Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions. 2. Cooling system plugged. 2. Clean cooling system. Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions. PTO 3. Faulty engine. 3. Contact your Ariens Dealer. Unit moves with engine off and parking brake engaged. 1. The parking brake needs adjustment. 1. Contact your Ariens Dealer. 2. Faulty parking brake. 2. Contact your Ariens Dealer. Unit does not travel in a straight line. 1. Incorrect tire pressure. 1. Check tire pressure (see SPECIFICATIONS on page 29). 2. Steering levers need adjustment. 2. Adjust steering levers (see Forward Speed Adjustment on page 24) 3. Hydrostatic transmission and/or linkage needs adjustment. 3. Contact your Ariens Dealer. Unit creeps with steering levers in neutral position. Hydrostatic transmission and/or linkage needs adjustment. 1. Contact your Ariens Dealer. Poor cutting quality. Mower deck not level or mower pitch is incorrect. 2. Dull or faulty mower blades. Level and adjust pitch of mower deck (see LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING PITCH OF MOWER DECK on page 20). 2. Sharpen mower blades (see SHARPENING MOWER BLADE on page 21 ) or replace mower blades (see REPLACING MOWER BLADE on page 21 ). GB - 27 Besuretoalways usegenuine Ariens parts tokeep yourunitrunning likenew. PartNo. Qty Description 51519500 1 Spindle Assembly 07100801 1 Front Wheel 07200116 1 HAWrapped BeltDeck 07200010 1 HARawLaminated Belt - Hydraulic Drive 03746500 1 34-Inch Mower Blade 03797300 1 34-Inch Mulching Blade See your authorized Ariens dealer to add these optional accessories to your unit. Part No. Qty 71503300 1 36-Inch Roller 71503400 1 48-Inch Dethatcher 71503600 1 Spreader 71508200 1 48-Inch Aerator 71510500 1 Steering Lever Extender 71510800 1 34-Inch Mulch Kit 71510900 1 Trailer Hitch Kit 81503100 1 34-Inch Non-Powered Bagger GB - 28 Description ___o_,,,_ Model Number 915131 Model Zoom 1334 Engine Type Briggs & Stratton IC Engine Displacement 21 (344) in.3 (cc) 3600 + 0 3600 - 100 Governed RPM (May be different from maximum RPM) Speed Forward Max. - m.p.h (km/h) 6.0 (9.6) Reverse Max. - m.p.h (km/h) 3 (4.8) Zero Turning Radius Brakes Internal Transmission Electrical Starter Electric 12V Maintenance Battery Free SLI U1B 165 Cable Actuator PTO (Power Take-Off) Fuel Fuel Type Refer to Engine Manual Fuel Tank Capacity - gal. (L) 2.5 (9.5) Transmission Hydrostatic Drive Size and Weight Length - in. (cm) 65 (165.1) Width - in. (cm) 45 (114.3) Weight - Ibs (kg) 420 (190.5) Height - in. (cm) 40 (102) Tires Front Tire Size - in. 4xll Rear Tire Size - in. 18x6.5x8 Front Tire Pressure - psi (kPa) 46 (317) Rear Tire Pressure - psi (kPa) 12 (82.7) Mower Deck Cutting Height- in. (cm) 1.5 -4.5 Cutting width - in. (cm) (3.8 - 11.4) 34 (86) Max. Towing Capacity - Ibs (kg) 300 (136) Max. Tongue Weight - Ibs (kg) 30 (13.6) GB - 29 Two-Year Limited Lawn and Garden Consumer Ride-On Warranty Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the original purchaser that Ariens and Gravely brand consumer products manufactured and sold by Ariens after December 31, 2007 will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of two years after the date of purchase. An authorized Ariens dealer (Ariens brand products) or Gravely dealer (Gravely brand products) will repair any defect in material or workmanship, and repair or replace any defective part, subject to the conditions, limitations and exclusions set forth herein. Such repair or replacement will be free of charge (labor and parts) to the original purchaser except as noted below. Five-Year Limited Warranty on Mower Deck Shell The deck shell on zero-turn riding mowers is warranted to the original purchaser for five years from the date of purchase. Any defect in material or workmanship of the deck shell will be repaired free of charge (parts and labor) to the original purchaser for two years after the date of purchase. For the third through fifth year from the date of purchase, the parts required to repair a defect in material or workmanship of the deck shell, not the labor, will be provided free of charge. Five-Year Limited Warranty on Main Frame The main frame on zero-turn riding mowers is warranted to the original purchaser for five years from the date of purchase. Any defect in material or workmanship of the main frame will be repaired free of charge (parts and labor) to the original purchaser for two years after the date of purchase. For the third through fifth year from the date of purchase, the parts required to repair a defect in material or workmanship of the main frame, not the labor, will be provided free of charge. 90-Day Limited Warranty on Service Parts and Accessories Genuine Ariens or Gravely brand service parts and accessories are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days after the date of purchase. An authorized Ariens or Gravely dealer will repair or replace any such part or accessory free of charge, except for labor, during that period. The duration of all warranties herein applies only if the product is put to personal use around a household or residence. If the product is put to any business use, agricultural, commercial, or industrial, then the duration of these warranties shall be 90 days after the date of purchase. If any product is rented or leased, then the duration of these warranties shall be 90 days after the date of purchase. Exceptions, Limitations, Exclusions Customer Responsibilities Register the product immediately at the time of sale. If the dealer does not register the product, the customer must complete the product registration card in the literature package and return it to the Ariens Company, or register the unit online at www.ariens.com or www.gravely.com. To obtain warranty service, the original purchaser must: Perform the maintenance and minor adjustments explained in the owner's manual. Promptly notify Ariens or an authorized warranty service. Ariens or Gravely service representative of the need for Transport the product to and from the place of warranty service. Have the warranty service performed To find an Ariens or Gravely authorized by an authorized Ariens or Gravely service representative. service representative, contact Ariens at: 655 W. Ryan Street Brillion, WI 54110 (920) 756- 2141 www.ariens.com www.gravely.com ARIENS COMPANY 2YRCON-2008 GRAVELY_ISTENS_ I LOCKETS' I NATtQNAL_ MOWER I BYNORM_I EVERRIDEC_' I GREATDANEc_'30 Exceptions and Limitations Batteries are warranted only for a period of 12 months after date of purchase, on a prorated basis. For the first 90 days of the warranty period, a defective battery will be replaced free of charge. If the applicable warranty period is more than 90 days, Ariens will cover the prorated cost of any defective battery, for up to 12 months after the date of purchase. Exclusions - Items Not Covered by This Warranty Engines and engine accessories covered by this warranty. Eye-Q TM and Scan-Mate warranty. TM are covered only by the engine manufacturer's units are covered warranty and are not by their own warranty and are not covered by this Parts that are not genuine Ariens or Gravely service parts are not covered by this warranty. The following maintenance, service and replacement items are not covered by this warranty unless they are noted in the Limitations section above: lubricants, spark plugs, oil, oil filters, air filters, fuel filters, brake linings, brake arms, shoes, runners, scraper blades, shear bolts, mower blades, mower vanes, headlights, light bulbs, knives, cutters. Any misuse, alteration, improper assembly, improper adjustment, repair is not covered by this warranty. neglect, or accident which requires This warranty applies only to products purchased in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. In all other countries, contact place of purchase for warranty information. Disclaimer Ariens may from time to time change the design of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty shall be construed as obligating Ariens to incorporate such design changes into previously manufactured products, nor shall such changes be construed as an admission that previous designs were defective. LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND DAMAGES Ariens Company's liability under this warranty, and under any implied warranty that may exist, is limited to repair of any defect in workmanship, and repair or replacement of any defective part. Ariens shall not be liable for incidental, special, or consequential damages (including lost profits). Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER WARRANTY Ariens Company makes no warranty, express or implied, other than what is expressly made in this warranty. If the law of your state provides that an implied warranty of merchantability, or an implied warranty of fitness for particular purpose, or any other implied warranty, applies to Ariens Company, then any such implied warranty is limited to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. ARIENS COMPANY GRAVELY® I STENSC_' I LOCKETS' I NATIONAL® I BYNORM<_' I EVERRIDEC_ I GREAT DANE c_ Con_Ride_2008 31 Ariens Company 655 West Ryan Street Brillion, WI 54110-1072 920-756-2141 Fax 920-756-2407 www.ariens.com A WARNING A The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.