Cub Cadet Tank SZ Operator`s manual

Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
Tank SZ
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-07369
(February 23, 2012)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Cub Cadet Zero-Turn Tractor. It was
carefully engineered to provide excellent performance when
properly operated and maintained.
If applicable, the power testing information used to establish
the power rating of the engine equipped on this machine can be
found at www.opei.org or the engine manufacturer’s web site.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone your local Cub Cadet dealer or contact us directly. Cub
Cadet’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website address
and mailing address can be found on this page. We want to
ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
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. We reserve
the right to change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related
issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications,
warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with your
machine, for more information.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices......................................... 3
Assembly & Set-Up..................................................11
Controls & Features.................................................16
Operation.................................................................19
Maintenance & Adjustment................................. 25
Service..................................................................... 33
Troubleshooting..................................................... 38
Replacement Parts................................................. 39
Attachments & Accessories....................................41
Warranty...................................................Back Cover
Record Product Information
Model Number
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. The model plate is
located under the seat on the seat frame. This information will be
necessary, should you seek technical support via our web site or
with your local Cub Cadet dealer.
Serial Number
Product Registration and Customer Support
Please register your product on our website, www.cubcadet.com.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.cubcadet.com
See How-to Maintenance and Parts Installation Videos at www.cubcadet.com/tutorials
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Locate your nearest Cub Cadet Dealer at (877) 282-8684
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Write to Cub Cadet LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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WARNING! This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed,
could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow
all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol. HEED ITS WARNING!
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING! Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
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.
WARNING! This machine is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be
used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless
the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrestor meeting applicable local or
state laws (if any). If a spark arrestor is used, it should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator. In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of
the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrestor for the muffler is available through your nearest engine
authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio
44136-0019.
This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002.
DANGER! The engine manufacturer has supplied an engine owner’s manual for information
regarding US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air resources Board (CARB)
regulations relating to emission control systems, maintenance, and warranty. Making any
unauthorized alterations or modifications to the engine, fuel, or venting systems may violate EPA
and/or CARB regulations. Further information may be obtained from the engine manufacturer.
DANGER! This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
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Training
9.
Always wear appropriate clothing and personal protective
equipment (e.g. safety glasses, long pants, gloves, hearing
protection , safety shoes, hard hat) when operating or
maintaining this machine. Long hair, loose fitting clothing
or jewelry may get entangled in moving parts. Follow all
federal, state and local guidelines regarding the use of
personal protective equipment.
10.
Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge direction
and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower
without the discharge cover or entire grass catcher in its
proper place.
1.
Read the Operator’s manual and other training material. If
the operator(s) or mechanic(s) cannot read English it is the
owner’s responsibility to explain this material to them.
2.
Become familiar with the safe operation of the machine,
operator controls, and safety signs.
3.
All operators and mechanics should be trained to operate
or service the equipment. The owner is responsible for
training them.
4.
Never let children under the age of 16 or untrained people
operate or service the equipment. Local regulations may
further restrict the age of the operator.
11.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
cutting deck. Contact with the blade(s) can amputate
hands and feet.
5.
The owner/operator can prevent and is responsible for
accidents or injuries occurring to them, other people or
property.
12.
A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade
contact or thrown object injuries.
13.
Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, or
roads and while not cutting grass.
14.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways. This machine is not intended for use on any
public roadway.
15.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
16.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
17.
Never carry passengers.
18.
Back up slowly. Always look down and behind before and
while backing to avoid a back-over accident.
19.
Do not remove any shields, guards, labels or safety devices.
If a shield, guard, label or safety device is damaged or
does not function, repair or replace it before operating the
machine.
Slow down before turning. Operate the machine smoothly.
Avoid erratic operation and excessive speed. Be aware of
your direction of travel to avoid accidents.
20.
To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury,
keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet
from the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Disengage blade(s), set parking brake, stop engine and wait
until the blade(s) come to a complete stop before removing
grass catcher, emptying grass, unclogging chute, removing
any grass or debris, or making any adjustments.
21.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always stop
on level ground, turn off blade(s), place drive speed control
pedals in neutral, set parking brake, stop engine and
remove key before leaving the operator position.
General Operation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place
for future and regular reference by each operator and for
ordering replacement parts.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage the controls
quickly.
Do not allow anyone to operate or maintain this machine
who has not read the manual. Never permit children under
the age of 16 to operate this machine.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys, and other
foreign objects that could be picked up and thrown by the
blade(s). Thrown objects can cause serious personal injury.
Evaluate the terrain to determine what accessories and
attachments are needed to properly and safely perform
the job. Only use accessories and attachments approved
by the machine manufacturer.
Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, sidewalks, bystanders and the like. Also,
avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction
which may cause discharged material to ricochet back
toward the operator.
22. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine
on a trailer or truck. The machine should not be driven on
unstable, unsecured or inadequate ramps because the
machine could tip over causing serious personal injury.
23.
Check overhead clearances carefully before driving under
low hanging tree branches, wires, door openings etc.,
where the operator and/or ROPS may be struck which
could result in serious injury and/or machine tip over.
24. Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
25. Disengage the blades, set the parking brake to the ‘ON’
position and make sure the speed control pedals are in
the neutral position before attempting to start the engine.
Only start the engine from the operator’s position.
26. Do not attempt to mow unusually tall, dry grass (e.g.,
pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Dry grass or leaves may
contact the engine exhaust and/or build up on the mower
deck presenting a potential fire hazard.
27.
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Do not stop or park the machine over dry leaves, grass,
debris or other combustible material.
28. Never attempt to operate the machine without the
mowing deck attached; the machine could tip over.
29.
Keep the machine and especially the engine exhaust
system and hydraulic components clean and free of grease,
grass and leaves to reduce the potential for overheating
and fire.
30.
Allow the machine to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.
31.
Use only accessories and attachments approved for this
machine by the machine manufacturer. Read, understand
and follow all instructions provided with the approved
accessory or attachment.
32.
33.
Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are
involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related
injuries. Operators should evaluate their ability to operate
this machine safely enough to protect themselves and
others from serious injury.
Do not operate or start machine if there is fuel or oil leaks;
repair immediately.
34. When looking for oil leaks, never run your hand over
hydraulic hoses, lines or fittings. Never tighten or adjust
hydraulic hoses, lines or fittings while the system is under
pressure. If high-pressure oil penetrates the skin seek
immediate medical attention or gangrene and permanent
damage may result. Do not check for hydraulic leaks with
your hands, use paper or cardboard instead. Wear gloves
and safety glasses when checking for leaks.
35.
Do not operate machines that have been damaged or have
not been properly maintained. If the machine has been
damaged, then have it repaired.
36. When operating this machine in the forward direction, do
not allow the speed control pedals to return to the neutral
position on their own. Always operate them smoothly and
avoid any sudden movements of the pedals when starting
or stopping.
37.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual use
care and good judgement. Contact your customer service
representative for assistance.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over
accidents that can result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you
feel uneasy on it, do not mow it or drive on the slope.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this
manual to measure slopes before operating this machine on
a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 20 degrees as
shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this machine on that
area or serious injury could result.
Do:
1.
Mow across slopes, not up and down. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
2.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
3.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed so that you
will not have to stop while on the slope. Avoid starting
or stopping on a slope. If the tires are unable to maintain
traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly and
carefully straight down the slope.
4.
Keep all movements on the slopes slow and gradual. Do
not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Rapid
acceleration could cause the front of the machine to lift
and rapidly flip over backwards, which could cause serious
injury or death.
5.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
6.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine.
Do Not:
1.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then turn slowly
uphill and use extra care while turning.
2.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments. The
machine could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff, ditch, or if an edge caves in.
3.
Do not operate on slopes or near the edge of water such as
a lake, pond, river or stream where the machine could slip,
tip or roll-over into the water.
4.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on
the ground.
5.
Do not use a grass catcher on slopes steeper than 15
degrees.
6.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding and/or loss of control.
7.
Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments (e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller, etc.) on slopes greater than 5
degrees. When going downhill, the extra weight tends
to push the machine and may cause loss of traction and
loss of control (e.g. machine may speed up, braking and
steering ability are reduced, attachment may jack-knife and
cause machine to overturn).
Children
1.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. They do not understand
the dangers. Never assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
Always look behind and down for small children. Use
slow speed.
Never carry children, even with the blade(s) shut off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
Use extreme care when approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees or other objects that may
block your vision of a child who may run into the
path of the machine.
To avoid back-over accidents, always disengage
blades before traveling in reverse.
Keep children away from hot or running engines.
They can suffer burns from a hot muffler.
Remove key when machine is unattended to prevent unauthorized operation.
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2.
Never allow children under 16 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 16 and over should read and understand the
instructions and safe operation practices in this manual and on
the machine and should be trained and supervised by an adult.
3.
Towing
1.
Do not tow heavy tow-behind attachments (e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller, etc.) on slopes greater than 5
degrees.
2.
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for
towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
3.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for weight
limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
4.
Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
5.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause
loss of traction and loss of control.
6.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
7.
Make wide turns to avoid jack knifing
4.
This machine is not intended for use on public roads.
Machines operated on public roads must comply with state
& local ordinances, SAE J137, and ANSI/ASABE S279 (lighting
and marking requirements).
2.
Use care when loading or unloading machines onto trailers
and trucks.
3.
If ramps are used, they must be full width, stable, have an
adequate capacity rating and be secured to the trailer or
truck. Ramp angle should not exceed 15 degrees and trailer
or truck should be parked on level terrain.
4.
Machines must be secured onto trailers and trucks with
straps, chains, cables, ropes, or other means deemed
adequate for that purpose. The front and rear of the
machines must be secured to the trailer or truck in both the
lateral and vertical directions.
2.
This machine is equipped with an Operator Protective
System (OPS), which includes:
a.
A Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) of the fixed
or folding configuration.
b.
Seat belt assembly with retractable function.
ROPS are structures designed to provide a crush-resistant
space for the operator when properly seat-belted within
the designated seating area of the machine in the event of
a machine tip-over or roll-over. Folding ROPS shall be used
in their fully upright and locked configurations except in
those circumstances whereby they need to be momentarily
folded-down to avoid contact with items such as tree
limbs, clothes lines, guy wires, utility poles, buildings, etc.
At other times and conditions, ROPS shall be in their fully
upright and locked configurations.
DANGER: Damaged ROPS must be replaced
prior to operator use!
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Not properly installed and/or not properly secured
onto the machine.
b.
Damaged in such manner that their structural
integrity has been compromised.
c.
Not in their fully upright and locked position.
Seat belts are attached to the movable portion of the seat
when suspension seats are utilized, and therefore the seatmounting base must be secured to its pivot means and the
pivot means latched to the frame of the machine. Seat belts
are attached to the seat or the frame of the machine when
non-suspension (standard) seats are provided, however, if
a suspension kit is added to a seat, the seat belt must be
attached to the movable portion of the seat or suspension
mechanism, the seat-mounting base must be secured to its
pivot means, and the pivot means be latched to the frame
of the machine.
seat belts shall not be fastened. Worn or damaged
seat belt assemblies must be replaced prior to
operator use.
5.
A brush guard or canopy may deflect tree limbs, clothes
lines, and other obstacles that otherwise could come in
contact with the ROPS. Contact of ROPS and/or canopies
by items such as tree limbs, clothes lines, guy wires, and
buildings, could create hazardous conditions whereby
the machine could experience a tip-over or roll-over. A
canopy may provide protection for the operator from some
environmental exposure (sunlight, rain, etc.).
6.
The ROPS and seat belt are integral parts of this machine
and should not be tampered with, modified in any manner,
or removed.
7.
Inspect the ROPS and seat belt assemblies on a regular
basis for damage and improper operation. Replace all
components that are damaged or are not functioning
properly with authorized replacement parts.
8.
The ROPS extends above and behind the operator position,
and therefore the operator must be aware of potential
contact of the ROPS with items such as trees, buildings,
doorways, clothes lines, utility wires, etc., that could cause
the machine to tip-over or rollover. Use caution in (or avoid)
areas where the ROPS could come in contact with any
structures, trees, etc.
9.
Inspect the ROPS and seat belt assemblies on a regular
basis for damage and improper operation. Replace all
components that are damaged or are not functioning
properly with authorized replacement parts.
10.
Failure to use the seat belt properly could result in serious
injury or death if an accidental overturn occurs. In order
for the ROPS to be effective, the seat belt must be securely
fastened around the operator at all times when the
operator is on the machine. Contact with the ROPS during
an overturn could cause serious injury or death.
11.
The ROPS will not prevent machine from tip-overs or roll-overs.
12.
Do not assume ROPS will protect you in a tip-over or rollover. Injuries may still occur.
Operator Protective System (OPS)
1.
a.
DANGER: If ROPS are folded down or missing,
Transporting Machines
1.
Seat belts shall be used and shall be properly fastened
about the operator’s waist at all times, except when the
ROPS are:
Hydraulic Devices and Systems
g.
Hydraulic fluid escaping under pressure may have sufficient
force to penetrate skin and cause serious injury. If foreign fluid is
injected into the skin or eyes, see immediate medical attention or
gangrene and permanent damage may result.
Never remove fuel cap or add fuel while the engine
is hot or running. Allow engine to cool at least two
minutes before refueling.
h.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½ inch
below bottom of filler neck to allow space for expansion.
i.
If necessary, use a funnel to avoid spillage.
j.
Replace fuel cap and tighten securely.
k.
If fuel is spilled, wipe off the engine and equipment.
Wait 5 minutes before starting the engine.
l.
To reduce fire hazards, keep machine free of grass,
leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean up oil and fuel
spillage and remove any fuel soaked debris.
WARNING: Keep body and hands away from
pinholes or nozzles that could inject hydraulic fluid
under high pressure. Use paper or cardboard, not
your hands, to search for leaks! Wear gloves and
safety glasses.
Safely relieve all pressure in the system before performing any
work on the system, and make sure that:
•
The ignition switch is OFF
•
The key is removed
•
The engine spark plug wire(s) removed
•
All connections to the negative terminal of the battery are
removed
General Service
•
The park brake is set
1.
•
All by-pass valves, if so equipped, are open
•
Hydraulic controls are actuated to release pressure on
pumps, cylinders, etc. If “float” positions are available, they
should be used.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless,
and deadly gas.
2.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain the
blade(s) and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wires and remove the key from the ignition to
prevent unintended starting.
3.
Periodically check to make sure the blades come to
complete stop within approximately (7) seven seconds
after operating the blade disengagement control. If the
blades do not stop within this time frame, your machine
should be serviced.
4.
Never tamper with the safety interlock system or other
safety devices.
5.
Regularly check the safety interlock system for proper
function, as described later in this manual. If the safety
interlock system does not function properly, have your
machine serviced.
6.
Check brake operation frequently as it is subjected to wear
during normal operation. Adjust and service as required.
7.
Check the blade(s) and engine mounting bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade(s)
for damage (e.g., excessive wear, bent, cracked). Replace the
blade(s) with the original equipment manufacturer’s (O.E.M.)
blade(s) only, listed in this manual. “Use of parts which do
not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
After the above operations are completed, it should be safe to
begin disconnecting the lines or components. It is still a good
idea to cover the connection with a cloth shield and then gently
loosen connections.
m. 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
dryer or other gas appliance.
WARNING: Make sure all hydraulic fluid
connections are tight and all hydraulic hoses and
lines are in good condition before applying pressure
to the system.
Service
Safe Handling of fuel
1.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme
care in handling fuel. Fuel is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can occur
when fuel is spilled on yourself or your clothes which can
ignite. Wash your skin and change your closes immediately.
a.
Use only approved containers.
b.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or a truck or
trailer bed with a carpeted or plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from your
vehicle before fueling.
c.
When practical, remove machines from the truck or
trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible,
then refuel equipment on a trailer with a portable
container rather than from a fuel dispenser nozzle.
8.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves,
and use extra caution when servicing them.
9.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
d.
Keep 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 lock-open device.
10.
e.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
After striking a foreign object (or if abnormal vibration
occurs), stop the blades and engine and thoroughly inspect
the machine for any damage. Make necessary repairs
before resuming operation.
11.
f.
Never fuel machine indoors or near ignition sources.
Never attempt to make adjustments or repairs to the
machine while the engine is running.
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Grass catcher components and the discharge cover are
subject to wear and damage which could expose moving
parts or allow objects to be thrown. For safety protection,
frequently check components 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 specifications may lead to improper
performance and compromise safety!”
Do not modify engine
13.
Do not change the engine governor settings or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
14.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
15.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
This machine is equipped with an engine that is certified to
federal EPA emission standards for non-road engines and
equipment, and where applicable to California Air Resources
Board (CARB) emission standards. The engine owner’s manual is
supplied by the engine manufacturer, and provides additional
information relating to the emission system, warranty,
maintenance of the engine in accordance with EPA and/or
CARB regulations. Making any unauthorized alterations or
modifications to the engine, fuel, or venting systems may violate
EPA and CARB regulations.
12.
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
Notice Regarding Emissions
When required, models are equipped with low permeation fuel
lines and fuel tanks for evaporative emission control. California
models may also include a carbon canister. Please contact
Customer Support for information regarding the evaporative
emission control configuration for your model.
This machine is designed to run on regular, unleaded gasoline,
87 octane or higher. Never use gasoline containing methanol or
gasoline containing more than 10% ethanol (i.e., E15 or E85 fuels)
because the fuel system may be damaged.
WARNING! Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and
follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the cutting deck. Contact with the
blade(s) can amputate hands and feet.
WARNING—THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw objects which can cause serious personal injury.
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 this machine on a slope greater than 20 degrees.
MAX 20˚
DANGER — ROTATING BLADES
To reduce the risk of injury, keep hands and feet away. Do not operate unless discharge cover
or grass catcher is in its proper place. If damaged, replace immediately.
DANGER — CHILDREN
Never carry children, even with the blade(s) shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured
or interfere with safe machine operation.
DANGER — MOWING IN REVERSE
Always look behind and down for small children. Use slow speed.
DANGER — BACK-OVER
To avoid back-over accidents, always disengage blades before traveling in reverse.
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Slope Gauge
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20° Slope
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USE THIS SLOPE GAUGE TO DETERMINE
IF A SLOPE IS TOO STEEP FOR SAFE OPERATION!
To check the slope, proceed as follows:
1. Remove this page and fold along the dashed line.
2. Locate a vertical object on or behind the slope (e.g. a pole, building, fence, tree, etc.)
3. Align either side of the slope gauge with the object (See Figure 1 and Figure 2 ).
4. Adjust gauge up or down until the left corner touches the slope (See Figure 1 and Figure 2).
5. If there is a gap below the gauge, the slope is too steep for safe operation (See Figure 2 above).
(TOO STEEP)
Figure 2
20° Slope
WARNING! Slopes are a major factor related to tip-over and roll-over accidents which can result in severe injury or death.
Do not operate machine on slopes in excess of 20 degrees. All slopes require extra caution.
Always mow across the face of slopes, never up and down slopes.
Section 2 — Safe Operation Practices
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3
Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Crate
•
One Zero-Turn Tractor
•
One ROPS Assembly
•
One Steering Wheel
•
One Deck Wash Hose Coupler
•
One Zero-Turn Tractor Operator’s
Manual
•
One Engine Operator’s Manual
NOTE: All references in this manual to the left or right side and
front or back of the machine are from the operating position
only. Exceptions, if any, will be specified.
3.
The two hydrostatic transmissions are equipped with a
bypass valve that will allow you to manually move the
machine short distances.
TOOLS NEEDED: Safety glasses, leather gloves, wire cutters.
4.
Engage the transmission bypass valves on each side
of the machine by moving both levers to the left. The
transmission bypass valves (one for each the RH and LH
transmission) are located under the machine on the front of
each transmission inside the rear wheels. See Fig. 3-2.
1.
Remove the upper crating material from the shipping
pallet, and cut any bands or tie straps securing the machine
to the pallet.
2.
Use the deck lift pedal to raise the deck to its highest
position and secure in place with the clevis pin attached to
the machine. See Fig. 3-1.
Deck Lift Pedal
Clevis Pin
Figure 3-2
WARNING! Do not tow the machine, even with the
bypass valves engaged. Serious transmission
damage will result from doing so.
Figure 3-1
5.
Then carefully roll the machine off the shipping pallet.
6.
Rotate the levers to the right of the machine to disengage
the transmission bypass valves.
7.
Remove the deck wash system nozzle adapter from the
manual bag and store for future use. Cut the wire tie
holding the chute deflector up and discard any packing
material.
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Install Roll Over Protective System (ROPS)
4.
The Roll Over Protective System (ROPS) has not been installed
on your unit for shipping purposes. Using the hardware found in
the Roll Over Protective System container, install it on your unit
as follows:
1.
Install the upper ROPS section onto the lower ROPS “posts”.
Install the bolts, retaining washers and lock nuts. See Fig. 3-4.
Retaining
Washer
Insert each of the ROPS lower section tubular posts into the
brackets welded to the machine main frame. See Fig. 3-3.
Bolt
ROPS Lower
Sections
Retaining
Washer
Lock Nuts
Bolt
Flange Lock Nut
Flat Washer
Reinforced Plate
Flat Washer
Carriage Bolt
Figure 3-4
5.
Tighten upper ROPS section bolts after both RH & LH
hardware is installed.
6.
Tighten the frame mounting hardware to 80-90 lb.-ft.
torque. See Fig. 3-3.
NOTE: Make sure tubular upright posts are absolutely
tight within welded bracket. If the ROPS is not absolutely
tight after tightening hardware to 80-90 ft-lbs, additional
tightening is needed.
Figure 3-3
NOTE: The ROPS folding stop should be positioned toward
the rear of the unit. See Fig. 3-3.
2.
Insert the carriage bolts (one per side) through the flat
washer then into the frame brackets and ROPS posts from
the front toward the rear. See Fig. 3-2. Alternately from the
rear toward the front if access is restricted.
7.
Route the nylon lanyard as shown in Fig. 3-5. Be sure to
secure the lanyard to the retaining clip and clevis pin.
NOTE: The mounting hardware is accessible from the rear
of the machine with the use of extensions. Also, access can
be gained by reaching in from the sides over the tires fuel
tanks.
3.
B
Install the reinforced plates, flat washers and flange lock
nuts, but do not tighten. See Fig. 3-3.
A
C
Figure 3-5
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Section 2— Assembly & Set-Up
8.
Move the upper ROPS section to the upright position, and
insert the locking pins with their retainer hairpin clips. See
Fig. 3-6.
3.
Place the belleville washer over the steering wheel and
secure with the hex lock screw. See Fig. 3-8.
Locking Pin
Steering
Wheel
Cover
Hex Lock
Screw
Belleville Washer
Retainer
Hairpin
Clips
Locking Pin
Figure 3-6
Steering Wheel Column
The steering wheel column is tilted all the way back for shipping
purposes. To tilt the column forward, rotate the steering column
adjustment lever down, place the column in the desired position and
then rotate the lever up to secure the column in place. See Fig. 3-7.
Figure 3-8
4.
Place the steering wheel cover over the center of the steering
wheel and push downward until it “clicks” into place.
Proper steering column and seat adjustment will result in the
following (to adjust the seat see below):
In the neutral position with hands on the steering wheel,
•
Operator’s upper arms should be relaxed and
approximately vertical.
•
Operator’s forearms should be approximately horizontal.
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Operator’s back should stay in contact with the seat back.
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Steering column should not contact operator’s legs.
Check the results of any adjustments to the conditions described
above. Repeat any adjustment procedures as required until all
conditions are met.
Steering Column
Adjustment Lever
Figure 3-7
NOTE: Be sure that the steering column adjustment lever is tight to
prevent the column from moving when operating the machine.
Steering Wheel
1.
Remove the hardware for attaching the steering wheel
from beneath the steering wheel cap. Carefully pry off the
steering wheel cover to remove the hardware.
2.
With the wheels of the machine pointing straight forward,
place the steering wheel over the steering shaft.
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Seat Adjustment
Suspension Seat (If equipped)
Standard Seat (If equipped)
This machine is equipped with an adjustable seat, which includes
a retractable seat belt assembly and an Operator Presence
Sensor (OPS). The OPS in the form of a switch, is integrated into
the seat bottom and is connected to the machine electrical
system.
This machine is equipped with an adjustable seat, which includes
a retractable seat belt assembly and an Operator Presence
Sensor (OPS). The OPS in the form of a switch, is integrated into
the seat bottom and is connected to the machine electrical
system.
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The seat can be adjusted forward and back and the arm rest can
be adjusted up and down.
The seat can be adjusted forward and back, the armrests can
be adjusted up and down and the mechanical suspension
mechanism weight/ride adjustment controls can be adjusted for
weights between 125- and 275-pounds.
To move the seat forward or back, locate the seat adjustment rod
under the seat. Push the rod to the left and slide the seat forward
or back into the desired position and release the rod when the
seat is in the desired position. See Fig. 3-9.
To move the seat forward or back, locate the seat adjustment rod
under the seat. Push the rod to the left and slide the seat forward
or back into the desired position and release the rod when the
seat is in the desired position. See Fig. 3-11.
Figure 3-9
Figure 3-11
To adjust the arm rest, lift the arm rest and rotate the block
adjustment into one of the four positions (0-3, 0 being the lowest
and 3 being the highest.) and lower the arm rest. See Fig. 3-10.
To adjust the arm rest, lift the arm rest and rotate the block
adjustment into one of the four positions (0-3, 0 being the lowest
and 3 being the highest.) and lower the arm rest. See Fig. 3-12.
Figure 3-10
Figure 3-12
Section 2— Assembly & Set-Up
The mechanical suspension mechanism incorporates weight/
ride adjustment controls for operators in the 125 to 275 lb.
weight range (turn the knob on the front of the seat clockwise to
increase the weight capacity and counter-clockwise to decrease.
NOTE: The seat base must be secured by the latch, otherwise, the
seat assembly could tilt forward. The Operator Presence Sensor
must be connected to the electrical wiring harness.
Connecting the Battery Cables
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
CAUTION: When attaching battery cables, always
connect the POSITIVE (Red) wire to its terminal first,
followed by the NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
For shipping reasons, both battery cables on your equipment
may have been left disconnected from the terminals at the
factory. To connect the battery cables, proceed as follows:
1.
Using the lever on the back of the seat frame, lift up on the
lever and tilt the seat forward.
NOTE: The positive battery terminal is marked Pos. (+). The
negative battery terminal is marked Neg. (–).
NOTE: If the positive battery cable is already attached, skip ahead
to step 2.
2.
Remove the red boot, if present, from the positive battery
terminal and attach the red cable to the positive battery
terminal (+) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-11.
Figure 3-11
3.
Position the red boot over the positive battery terminal to
insulate it and help protect it from corrosion.
4.
Attach the black cable to the negative battery terminal (–)
with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-11.
NOTE: If the battery is put into service after the date shown on
top/side of battery, charge the battery prior to operating the
machine.
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4
Controls & Features
Forward Drive Pedal
Deck Lift Pedal
Reverse Drive Pedal
Steering Column Adjustment Lever
Deck Height Index
Deck Lift Release Lever
Parking Break Lever
Digital Tachometer & Hour Meter
Ignition Switch
PTO Switch
Cup Holder
Fuel Gauge
Fuel Tank Cap
Tool Box
Throttle Control
Choke Knob
Accessory Switch Receptacles
Fuel Gauge
Fuel Tank Cap
Figure 4-1
NOTE: References to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR indicate that
Power Take-Off (PTO) Switch
position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the
The PTO switch is located on the LH console
operator’s seat.
to the left of the operator’s seat next to the
ignition switch.
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch is located on the LH console
to the right of the operator’s seat. The ignition
switch has three positions as follows:
STOP — The engine and electrical system is
turned off.
RUN
— The tractor electrical system is energized.
START — The starter motor will turn over the engine. Release
the key immediately when the engine starts
NOTE: To prevent accidental starting and/or battery discharge,
remove the key from the ignition switch when the tractor is not
in use.
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The PTO switch operates the electric PTO
clutch mounted on the bottom of the engine
crankshaft. Pull the knob upward to engage
the PTO clutch, or push the knob downward to
disengage the clutch.
The PTO switch must be in the “disengaged”
position when starting the engine.
Digital Tachometer and Hour Meter
Forward Drive Pedal
The forward drive pedal is located on the right side
of the machine, along the running board. Press the
forward drive pedal forward to cause the tractor to
travel forward. Ground speed is also controlled with
the forward drive pedal. The further forward the
pedal is pivoted, the faster the tractor will travel. The pedal will
return to its original/neutral position when it’s not pressed.
0.0
The tachometer/hour meter panel is located on the LH console to
the left of the operator’s seat. The hour meter records the hours
that the tractor has been operated in the digital display. The
tachometer provides engine speed (RPM), and service reminders
(oil, lube) in the digital display.
The tachometer/hour meter is activated whenever the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position. Keep a record of the actual
hours of operation to assure all maintenance procedures are
completed according to the instructions in this manual and the
engine manual.
Reverse Drive Pedal
The reverse drive pedal is located on the right side of
the tractor along the running board. Ground speed
is also controlled with the reverse drive pedal. The
further downward the pedal is pivoted, the faster the
tractor will travel. The pedal will return to its original/
neutral position when it’s not pressed.
Fuel Tank Cap
The fuel tank caps are located on the top of the left and right
fuel tanks. Turn the fill cap counter-clockwise to remove and
clockwise to tighten. Always re-install the fuel cap tightly onto
the fuel tank after removing.
Throttle Control
WARNING! Never fill the fuel tank when the
engine is running. If the engine is hot from recently
running, allow to cool for several minutes before
refueling. Highly flammable gasoline could splash
onto the engine and cause a fire.
The throttle control is located on the RH console to the right
of the operator’s seat. When set in a given position, a uniform
engine speed will be maintained. The throttle control moves
between the fast
and slow
positions.
Push the throttle control handle forward to increase the engine
speed. The tractor is designed to operate with the throttle
control in the fast position
(full throttle) when the tractor is
being driven and the mower deck is engaged.
Cup Holder
Pull the throttle control handle rearward to decrease the engine
speed.
Seat Adjustment Lever (Not Shown)
Choke Knob
The seat adjustment lever is located below the front/right of the
seat. The lever allows for adjustment of the fore to aft position of
the operator’s seat. Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up section for
instructions on adjusting the seat position.
The choke knob is located on the right side of the
mower next to the operator’s seat. Pull the knob
out to choke the engine; push the knob in to open
the choke. Having the choke in the ON position
helps the engine to start during initial start-up. During normal
operation the choke should be OFF.
The cup holder is located on the LH console to the left of the
operator’s seat.
CHOKE
Parking Brake Lever
The parking brake lever is located on the LH console to
the left of the operator’s seat. When pulled up it engages
the parking brake and when pushed down it releases the
brake.
NOTE: If the forward and reverse neutral position when
engaging the parking brake, the engine will stop. The
parking brake must be placed in the engaged position
when starting the tractor engine.
OFF
P
PARK BRAKE
Arm Adjustment Block (Not Shown)
The arm adjustment blocks are located under the seat arms and
can be used to adjust the height of the arm rests. Refer to the
Assembly & Set-Up section for instructions on adjusting the arm
rest position.
Mechanical Suspension Mechanism (Not Shown/If
Equipped)
The mechanical suspension mechanism is located on the front of
the seat and can adjust the weight/ride adjustment for operators
in the 125- to 275-pound weight range.
ON
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Deck Height Index
Fuel Gauge
4.25"
3.25"
2.25"
1.25"
4.50"
3.50"
2.50"
1.50"
4.75"
3.75"
2.75"
1.75"
5"
4"
3"
2"
1"
The deck height index consists of several holes located on the
left of the foot platform. Each hole corresponds to a 1⁄4” change in
the deck height position ranging from 1” at the lowest notch to
5” at the highest notch.
There is a fuel gauge on top of each
of the two fuel tanks and measures
the fuel level in each tank.
Deck Lift Pedal
The deck lift pedal is located on the left front corner of the foot
platform, and is used to raise and lower the mower deck.
To raise the mowing deck to the transport position, push the pedal
all the way forward until the deck lock rod snaps into position. To
remove the deck from the transport position push forward on the
deck lift pedal and pull up on the deck lock rod. To position the
deck push the pedal all the way forward, remove the clevis pin and
reinsert it in the desired cutting height and slowly release pressure
on the pedal until you reach the clevis pin.
Deck Lift Release Lever
The deck lift release lever is located on the left side of the
operator’s seat and is used to lock the deck in the transport
position. Press down on the deck lift pedal and lift up on the
deck lift release lever to release the deck.
Transmission Oil Expansion Reservoir (Not Shown)
The transmission oil expansion reservoir is connected by hoses
to the RH and LH transmission assemblies, and is located under
the seat. The function of the reservoir is to hold the natural
expansion of transmission oil that occurs as the transmission
warms up during operation. DO NOT FILL THE RESERVOIR.
Under normal operating conditions, no oil should be added
to the reservoir. The COLD oil level should be no higher than
approximately 1⁄4” above the bottom of the reservoir.
Fuel Valve (Not Shown)
OFF
RIGHT
FUEL
The fuel valve is located behind the
TANK
seat on the right side of the frame.
The valve switches the fuel flow
L
R
from the right and left tank and also
can shut of fuel flow to the engine.
LEFT
FUEL
Rotate the valve to the right to open
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the flow from the right fuel tank.
Rotate the valve to the left to open
the flow from the left tank. To shut off fuel from both tanks rotate
the valve 90° towards the front of the tractor. See the Operation
section for more information on using the fuel valve.
Accessory Switch Receptacles
AUX.
The three receptacles for
optional accessories are
on the RH console. See the
Attachments & Accessories
section for information. The
receptacles are for switches
for an optional electric deck
lift, lights and/or an auxiliary switch.
LIGHTS
DECK
LIFT
Tool Box
NOTE: Prior to the initial operation of the tractor, the oil level in
the reservoir may be slightly higher than the maximum due to air
in the oil lines. Operation of the tractor will eventually purge the
air from the lines and the oil level will settle to the maximum.
The tool box is located on the right side of the tractor between
the seat and the console.
Steering Column Adjustment Lever
The auxiliary power point is a 12V DC outlet and is located inside
the toolbox on the right side of the seat.
Auxiliary Power Point (Not Shown)
NOTE: Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only.
Do not insert any other object in the power outlet as this will
damage the outlet and blow the fuse. Do not hang any type
of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use
of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your
warranty. Do not use the power point for operating a cigarette
lighter element.
The steering column adjustment lever is located on the right
side of the steering column. To adjust the angle of the steering
column rotate the lever down, move the steering column to
the desired position and then rotate the lever up to lock it into
position.
NOTE: Be sure that the steering column adjustment lever is tight
to prevent the column from moving when operating the tractor.
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Section 4— Controls & Features
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Operation
Before Operating Your Machine
Safety Interlock System
1.
Before you operate the tractor, study this manual carefully
to familiarize yourself with the operation of all the
instruments and controls. It has been prepared to help you
operate and maintain your machine efficiently.
2.
Fill the fuel tank with only clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline
with a pump sticker octane rating of 87 or higher. When
the fuel reaches 1⁄2” below the bottom of the fill neck, stop.
DO NOT OVERFILL. Space must be left for expansion.
This machine is equipped with a safety interlock system for
the protection of the operator. If the interlock system should
ever malfunction, do not operate the machine. Contact your
authorized Cub Cadet Dealer.
3.
Never use gasoline containing more than 10% ethanol or
methanol.
4.
Check the engine oil level as instructed in the Engine
Operator’s manual.
5.
Check the transmission oil level. The transmission oil
expansion reservoir is located beneath the operator’s
seat. Always wipe off the area around the reservoir fill
neck before checking the oil level to prevent dirt from
contaminating the oil. Remove the cap and make sure the
oil level is a 1/4” above the bottom of the reservoir. If the oil
level is low, fill with Castrol™ (Syntec®) Edge™.
6.
7.
Check that all nuts, bolts and screws are tight.
8.
Check the tension of the deck drive belts.
10.
11.
The safety interlock system prevents the engine from
cranking or starting unless the speed control pedals are in
the neutral position, the parking brake is engaged, and the
PTO knob is disengaged.
•
To avoid sudden movement when disengaging the parking
brake, the safety interlock system will shut off the engine
if the speed control pedals are moved to a position other
than the neutral position when the parking brake is
engaged.
•
The safety interlock system will shut off the engine if the
operator leaves the seat before engaging the parking
brake.
•
The safety interlock system will shut off the engine if the
operator leaves the seat with the PTO knob engaged,
regardless of whether the parking brake is engaged.
Check the tire inflation pressures — 12 psi for the rear tires,
14 psi front tires.
NOTE: New tires are over-inflated in order to properly seat
the bead to the rim.
9.
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a.
Remove the deck cover
b.
The tension of the deck drive belts are maintained
by a spring mechanism that adjusts for wear and
stretch.
c.
Examine the belts for cuts, fraying, and excessive
wear. Replace if any of these are detected.
d.
Replace the deck cover.
NOTE: The PTO knob must be in the disengaged position
to restart the engine.
Starting the Engine
WARNING! This machine is equipped with a safety
interlock system designed for protection of the operator.
Do not operate the machine if any part of the interlock
system is malfunctioning. Periodically check the
functions of the interlock system for proper operation.
WARNING! For personal safety, the operator must
be sitting in the tractor seat when starting the
engine.
Check if deck is level. When correctly adjusted the mower
deck should be level side to side, and the front of the deck
should be approximately 1⁄4” lower than the rear of deck.
If deck needs to be leveled, refer to the Maintenance &
Adjustments section.
1.
Open the fuel valve and select one of the two tanks.
2.
Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat with both drive
control pedals in the neutral/start position.
3.
Engage the parking brake.
Lubricate all pivot points listed in the Maintenance &
Adjustments section.
4.
Make certain the PTO is in the disengaged (down) position.
5.
Lift the choke knob into the on position.
Adjust the seat for operator’s maximum comfort, visibility
and for maintaining complete control of the machine.
Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up section for instructions on
adjusting the seat.
NOTE: If the engine is warmed up, it may not be necessary
to choke the engine.
6.
Move the throttle control to midway between the SLOW
and FAST
positions.
7.
Turn the ignition key clockwise to the START position
and release it as soon as the engine starts; however, do not
crank the engine continuously for more than 10 seconds
at a time. If the engine does not start within this time, turn
the key to STOP and wait at least 30 seconds to allow
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the engine’s starter motor to cool. Try again after waiting.
If after a few attempts the engine fails to start, do not keep
trying to start it with the choke closed as this will cause
flooding and make starting more difficult.
8.
Once the engine starts, push the choke halfway down and
as the engine warms, push the choke all the way down.
Cold Weather Starting
When starting the engine at temperatures near or below freezing,
ensure the correct viscosity motor oil is used in the engine and the
battery is fully charged. Start the engine as follows:
1.
Be sure the battery is in good condition. A warm battery
has much more starting capacity than a cold battery.
2.
Use fresh winter grade fuel. Winter grade gasoline has
higher volatility to improve starting. Do not use gasoline
left over from summer.
3.
Follow the previous instruction for Starting the Engine.
Using Jumper Cables To Start Engine
WARNING! Batteries contain sulfuric acid and
produce explosive gasses. Make certain the area is
well ventilated, wear gloves and eye protection, and
avoid sparks or flames near the battery.
Operating a zero-turn tractor is not like operating a conventional
type riding tractor. Although and because a zero turn tractor is
more maneuverable, getting used to operating the speed control
pedals and the steering wheel takes some practice.
It is strongly recommend that you locate a reasonably large,
level and open “practice area” where there are no obstructions,
pedestrians, or animals. You should practice operating the
tractor for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Carefully move (or have moved) the tractor to the practice
area. When performing the practice session, the PTO knob
should not be engaged. While practicing, operate the tractor at
approximately 1⁄2-3⁄4 throttle and at less than full speed in both
forward and reverse.
Always wear appropriate clothing and personal protection
equipment (e.g. safety glasses, long pants, gloves, hearing
protection, safety shoes, hard hat) when operating or
maintaining this machine. Follow all federal, state and local
guidelines regarding the use of personal protective equipment.
Carefully practice maneuvering the machine using the
instructions in the following section “Driving the Tractor.”
Practice until you are confident that you can safely operate the
tractor.
If the battery charge is not sufficient to crank the engine,
recharge the battery. If a battery charger is unavailable and
the tractor must be started, the aid of a booster battery will be
necessary. Connect the booster battery as follows:
Driving the Tractor
1.
Ensure that the area is free of animals and bystanders,
especially children!
1.
Connect the end of one cable to the disabled machine
battery’s positive terminal; then connect the other end of
that cable to the booster battery’s positive terminal.
2.
2.
Connect one end of the other cable to the booster
battery’s negative terminal; then connect the other end of
that cable to the frame of the disabled tractor, as far from
the battery as possible.
Survey the area where the equipment is to be used to make
sure it is free of debris, sticks, stones, wires, bones, and other
foreign objects which could cause injury to bystanders,
damage to the machine, or damage to nearby facilities.
3.
Start the disabled tractor following the normal starting
instructions previously provided; then disconnect the
jumper cables in the exact reverse order of their connection.
4.
Have the tractor’s electrical system checked and repaired
as soon as possible to eliminate the need for jump starting.
Stopping the Engine
WARNING! Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed
and sudden stops.
3.
Adjust the operator’s seat to the most comfortable position
that allows you to operate the controls. Refer to the Assembly
& Set-Up section for instructions on adjusting the seat.
4.
Adjust the steering wheel tilt with the steering column
adjustment lever.
1.
Place the PTO knob in the disengaged position.
5.
Release the parking brake.
2.
Move the speed control pedals to the neutral position.
6.
3.
Engage the parking brake.
Move the throttle control lever forward to the fast
position.
4.
Move the throttle control to midway between the SLOW
and FAST
positions.
5.
Turn the ignition key to the STOP
the key from the ignition switch.
Section 5— Operation
NOTE: The tractor’s engine is designed to run at full throttle,
but when performing a practice session the tractor must be
operated at less than full throttle. This only applies to practice.
position and remove
NOTE: Always remove the key from the ignition switch to prevent
accidental starting or battery discharge if the equipment is left
unattended.
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Practice Operation (Initial Use)
WARNING! Always maintain a firm grip on the
steering wheel.
7.
To drive the tractor, firmly grasp the steering wheel with
your right and left hands and continue with Driving the
Tractor Forward.
Driving the Tractor Forward
WARNING! Keep all movement of the drive pedals
slow and smooth. Abrupt movement of the pedals
can affect the stability of the tractor and could cause
the tractor to flip over, which may result in serious
injury or death to the operator.
1.
Slowly push the forward drive pedal forward. The tractor
will start to move forward. See Fig. 5-1.
Figure 5-1
2.
As the forward drive pedal is pushed farther forward the
speed of the tractor will increase.
3.
To slow the tractor, slowly release the forward drive pedal
to attain the desired speed, or allow to pedal to return the
neutral position to stop the tractor.
Turning the Tractor While Driving Forward
WARNING! When reversing the direction of travel,
we recommend performing gradual ‘U’ turns where
possible. Sharper turns increase the possibility of turf
defacement, and could affect control of the tractor.
ALWAYS slow the tractor before making sharp turns.
To turn the tractor while driving forward, use the steering wheel
to turn in the direction you wish to travel.
1.
To turn to the left, turn the steering wheel counterclockwise (to the operator’s left).
2.
To turn to the right, turn the steering wheel clockwise (to
the operator’s right).
3.
The greater the distance the steering wheel is turned, the
sharper the tractor will turn.
4.
To execute a “pivot turn,” move the steering wheel so that
the inside wheel is angled at approximately 88 degrees and
the turn side tire will not rotate.
Driving the Tractor In Reverse
WARNING! Always look behind and down on both
sides of the tractor before backing up. Always look
behind while traveling in the reverse direction.
1.
Slowly push the reverse drive pedal forward. The tractor
will start to move in the reverse direction. See Fig. 5-2.
2.
As the reverse drive pedal is pushed farther forward the
speed of the tractor will increase.
3.
To slow the tractor release the reverse drive pedal to attain
the desired speed, or allow the pedal to return to the
neutral position to stop the tractor.
Figure 5-2
Turning While Driving Rearward
To turn the tractor while driving rearward, use the steering wheel
to turn in the direction you wish to travel.
1.
To turn to the left while traveling in reverse, turn the
steering wheel clockwise (to the operator’s right).
2.
To turn to the right while traveling in reverse, turn the
steering wheel counter-clockwise.
3.
The greater the distance the steering wheel is turned, the
sharper the tractor will turn.
4.
To execute a “pivot turn,” move the steering wheel so that
the inside wheel is angled at approximately 88 degrees and
the turn side tire will not rotate.
NOTE: Making a “pivot turn” on grass will greatly increase
the potential for defacement of the turf as well as potential
damages to the traction surface and the tire.
NOTE: Making a “pivot turn” on grass will greatly increase
the potential for defacement of the turf as well as potential
damages to the traction surface and the tire.
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Executing a Zero Turn
1.
A zero turn maneuver can be executed while the machine
is moving in the forward or reverse directions if the
steering wheel is turned completely in the one direction.
2.
To turn clockwise when going forward, turn the steering
wheel clockwise and depress the forward drive pedal.
Release the pedal and the machine should stop turning.
If the reverse drive pedal is depressed, the turn will be
counter-clockwise.
3.
To turn counter-clockwise when going forward turn the
steering wheel counter-clockwise and depress the forward
drive pedal. Release the pedal and the machine should
stop turning. If the reverse drive pedal is depressed, the
turn will be clockwise.
Using the Mower Deck
WARNING! Make certain the area to be mowed is
free of debris, sticks, stones, wire or other objects
that can be thrown by the rotating blades.
NOTE: Do not engage the mower deck when lowered in grass.
Premature wear and possible failure of the ‘V” belt and PTO
clutch will result. Fully raise the deck or move to a non grassy
area before engaging the mower deck.
1.
Use the deck lift pedal to raise the deck to its highest
position, place the clevis pin attached to the tractor into
the desired index hole on the deck height index, then
slowly release the deck lift pedal. See Fig. 5-3.
Stopping the Tractor
1.
Allow the forward and reverse drive pedals to return the
neutral position to stop the motion of the tractor.
2.
Push the PTO knob downward to the disengaged position.
3.
Use the deck lift pedal to raise the deck to its highest
position.
4.
If dismounting the machine, allow the drive pedals to
return to the neutral position, engage the parking brake,
move the throttle control lever to the fast position, turn
the ignition switch to “OFF’” and remove the key from the
switch.
Deck Lift Pedal
Clevis Pin
WARNING! Do not leave the seat of the tractor
without disengaging the PTO knob, moving drive
pedals to the neutral position, and engaging the
parking brake. If leaving the tractor unattended,
turn the ignition key off and remove key.
Driving On Slopes
Refer to the slope gauge in the Safe Operation Section to help
determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
WARNING! Do not operate on inclines with a slope
in excess of 20° (a rise of approximately 4 feet every
10 feet). The machine could overturn and cause
serious injury.
Figure 5-9
2.
Mow across slopes, not up and down. If mowing a slope,
start at bottom and work upward to ensure turns are made
uphill.
3.
On the first pass pick a point on the opposite side of the
area to be mowed.
1.
Always drive across slopes, never up and down.
4.
2.
Avoid turning downhill if possible. Start at the bottom of a
slope and work upward. Always slow down before turning.
Engage the PTO knob and move the throttle control to the
fast
position.
5.
3.
Use extra care and go slowly when turning downhill.
Remove the clevis pin, raise the deck to the highest
(transport) position and place the clevis pin in the desired
position and secure with the clevis pin. Lower the mower
deck to the desired height setting.
6.
Slowly push the forward drive pedal forward to move
the tractor forward, and keep the tractor headed directly
toward the alignment point.
Operating The PTO knob
Operate the PTO knob as follows:
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1.
Move the throttle control lever to approximately the mid
throttle position.
2.
Pull the PTO knob switch upward to the “ENGAGED”
position.
3.
Advance the throttle lever to the operating speed (full
engine speed).
7.
4.
The operator must remain in the tractor seat at all times. If
the operator should leave the seat without turning off the
power take-off switch, the tractor’s engine will shut off.
When approaching the other end of the strip, slow down
or stop before turning. A U-turn is recommended unless a
pivot or zero turn is required.
8.
Align the mower with an edge of the mowed strip and
overlap approximately 3”.
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NOTE: The speed of the tractor will affect the quality of the
mower cut. Mowing at full speed will adversely affect the
cut quality. Control the ground speed with the drive pedals.
9.
Direct the tractor on each subsequent strip to align with a
previously cut strip.
10.
To prevent rutting or grooving of the turf, if possible,
change the direction that the strips are mowed by
approximately 45° for the next and each subsequent
mowing.
WARNING! Be careful when crossing gravel paths
or driveways. Disengage the PTO knob and raise the
deck to the highest/transport position before
crossing.
Mower Cutting Blades
The blades normally “factory installed” on a mower afford
the best grass cutting performance on the majority of grasses
and mowing conditions; however, there will be occasions
whereby the grass type, stage of grass growth, soil conditions,
and weather conditions will require different cutting blade
types. Since the mower decks are designed so that over-lap of
the cutting blades generally exceed 1.5”, there is no need for
orientation of one cutting blade to an adjacent blade (I.E., the
blades do not need to be “timed” nor synchronized).
•
Make sure the drive pedals are in neutral.
•
Engage the parking brake.
•
Shut engine off and remove the key.
Hi-lift — These are generally the best cutting blades for most
grasses and mowing conditions. These blades will provide extra
“lift” for the thinner leaf grasses, will handle lush grasses, and
will provide maximum grass and debris discharge. These blades
are generally required for material collection systems. More
horsepower is required for these blades when compared to
others, and they generally produce the highest noise levels.
•
Doing so will minimize the possibility of having your
lawn ‘‘browned’’ by hot exhaust from your tractor’s
running engine.
Medium-lift — These blades require less horsepower than the
hi-lift, and they generally work well in wider leaf grasses and
some mulch applications.
NOTE: When stopping the tractor for any reason while on a grass
surface, always:
Checking the Safety Interlock Circuits
Periodically check the safety interlock circuits to ensure they are
working properly. If a safety circuit is not working as designed,
contact you Cub Cadet dealer to have the tractor inspected. DO
NOT operate the machine if any safety circuit is not functioning
properly. To check the safety circuits, proceed as follows:
1.
Sitting in the tractor seat with both drive pedals in
the neutral position, disengage the parking brake and
momentarily turn the ignition switch to the start position.
The engine should not crank.
2.
Engage the parking brake and pull the PTO knob upward to
the engaged position. Momentarily turn the ignition switch
to the start position; the engine should not crank.
3.
Push the PTO knob downward to the disengaged position
and move both drive pedals to the neutral position and
disengage the parking brake; then lift upward from the
operator’s seat. The engine should stop.
4.
With both drive pedals in the neutral position and the
parking brake engaged, engage the PTO knob. Lift upward
from the operator’s seat; the engine should stop.
Low-lift — These blades require less horsepower than hi-lift and
medium-lift blades, and they generally work best with wide leaf
grasses, sparse grass growth, and sandy soil conditions. They produce
the lowest noise levels. Bahia blades are configured without offset,
and with a maximum amount of sharpened cutting edge.
Mulch — These blades are generally designed for use in cutting
decks equipped with mulch baffles. The shape of the blade
generally produces higher turbulence in order that the grass can be
repeatedly cut and re-cut into smaller pieces. These blades generally
require more horsepower than other blades. Mulch blades work
best when the grasses are cut at the highest levels, minimal lengths
of grasses are removed, and grass conditions are generally dry.
NOTE: Refer to the attachment and accessories section for a list
of part numbers.
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Reconfigurable Mower
Inner Baffle
Discharge
Baffle
Cutting
Blades
Gauge
Wheels
Front Roller
Rear Rollers
Standard set-up
Installed
Installed
Hi-lift
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
Stems (Dandelion, Bahia,
Buckhorn, etc.)
Removed
Installed
Hi-lift
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
Low = 3 to 5”
Very Lush &/or tall grass
Removed
Installed
Hi-lift
Low cut height (1 to 2”)
Installed
Installed
Low-lift
Mulch
Installed
Removed
Hi-lift/Mulch
Material collection
Abrasive (sandy), dry
Wet
Installed
Removed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Hi-lift
Low-lift
Hi-lift
Table Notes: This table is a general outline of suggested settings, mowing conditions may vary.
Inner Baffle: The inner baffle regulates grass discharge. Remove the inner baffle for high-volume grass and install the inner baffle for
precision cutting.
Discharge Baffle: The discharge baffle enhances the grass discharge pattern. The discharge baffle reduces clumping and should be
removed for mulching.
Gauge Wheels: The gauge wheels reduce scalping, help with precision cutting and reduce turf defacement during turns.
Rear Rollers: The rear rollers reduce scalping and gives grass a striped appearance.
Cutting Blades: The cutting blades cut grass, create grass lift and discharge grass through the discharge chute.
Discharge Chute: The discharge chute controls the mower deck discharge and enhances the discharge pattern
NOTE: To avoid damaging grass, no more than 1⁄3 of the grass height should be removed during a single cutting (i.e. if the grass is 6”
tall, cut it to 4”).
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Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance Schedule
Before
Each use
Check gasoline level
Check hydraulic hoses for leaks
Check tires & tire pressure
Check deck, mower and hydro drive belts
Check blades and blade bolt tightness
Check safety switches for proper operation
Check fluid level in transmission oil expansion reservoir
Every 25 Hours
Every 50 Hours
Every 500 Hours
After Mowing
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Check engine intake screen/cover
Clean mower
Blow out/clean the pump control area under floor pan
Blow out/clean the pedal control area under the foot rest
P
Lubricate wear points (see chart)
Grease three spindle bearings
Clean engine cooling fins & external surfaces *
Lubricate all grease fittings (see chart)
Change hydrostatic fluid & filter in transaxles †
P
P
P
P
† — After first 300 hours, change hydrostatic fluid and filter in transaxles
* — Perform more frequently under dusty conditions.
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OIL CHART
Number of Oil Points
Description
DAILY
Apply a few drops of SAE engine oil,
grease, or use a spray lubricant. Apply
the oil to both sides of pivot points. Wipe
off any excess. Start engine and operate
mower briefly to insure that oil spreads
evenly.
4
Deck Suspension Pivots
4
Height Adjustment Turnbuckle Clevis Pin
2
Height Adjustment Handle Pivots
2
Height Adjustment Stop Pivots
2
Deck Lift Linkage Pivots
2
Transport Handle Pivots
1
Transport Handle Pin
2
Deck Frame Up-and-Down Pivots
1
Seat Hinge
2
Speed Control Linkage Rod End Bearings
2
Pump Control Lever Pivots
1
Brake Lever Pivot Clevis Pin
1
Brake Lever Control Rod Pivot
1
Brake Control Rod Swivel Joint
4
Brake Rod Clevis Pins
2
Brake Shaft Assembly Pivots
2
Grass Collection System Lid Hinges (If Mower is so equipped)
WEEKLY
LUBRICATION CHART
Number of Grease Fittings Description
EVERY 25 HOURS
Use a grease-gun filled with NO. 2
Multipurpose Lithium Base Grease
3
Blade Spindle Bearings
WEEKLY
2
Front Wheels
2
Front Wheel Spindles
2
Mower Deck Ball Wheels
Number of Grease Points
Description
WEEKLY
4
Mowing Deck Pivots
2
Deck Take-Up Idler Pivots
1
Axle Pivot
2
Steering Lever Pivots
1
Hydro Take-up Idler Pivot
1
Park Brake Pivot
Engine Oil: Shell Rimula 15W40 or Rotella® T™ Triple Protection® 15W40 recommended.
Hydrostatic Fluid: Castrol™ (Syntec®) Edge™ 5W50 recommended.
Spindle Lubricant: Use only Shell Alvania RL 2 grease. This grease is an amber-colored grease designed for high speed bearing
applications. It has a base oil viscosity that reduces running losses, has been formulated for low noise, has excellent corrosion
protection, and has excellent bearing lubrication.
General Purpose Lubrication: Use any NLGI grade 2 multi-purpose grease. Shell Albida EP2 is recommended. Shell Albida EP 2 is a
red-colored multi-purpose grease designed for heavy-duty bearing applications. It has high base oil viscosity for mechanical stability,
has been formulated for high load, low-speed applications, and has excellent lubrication and corrosion protection.
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Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance
Changing the Engine Oil
WARNING ! If the engine has been recently run,
the engine, muffler and surrounding metal surfaces
will be hot and can cause burns to the skin. Exercise
caution to avoid burns.
Checking the Safety Interlock Circuits
Periodically check the safety interlock circuits to ensure they are
working properly. If a safety circuit is not working as designed,
contact you Cub Cadet dealer to have the tractor inspected. DO
NOT operate the tractor if any safety circuit is not functioning
properly. To check the safety circuits, proceed as follows:
1.
Sitting in the tractor seat with both drive pedals in
the neutral position, disengage the parking brake and
momentarily turn the ignition switch to the start position.
The engine should not crank.
2.
Engage the parking brake and pull the PTO knob upward to
the engaged position. Momentarily turn the ignition switch
to the start position; the engine should not crank.
3.
Push the PTO knob downward to the disengaged position
and move both drive pedals to the neutral position and
disengage the parking brake; then lift upward from the
operator’s seat. The engine should stop.
4.
With both drive pedals in the neutral position and the
parking brake engaged, engage the PTO knob. Lift upward
from the operator’s seat; the engine should stop.
Maintain oil level as instructed in engine manual. Be careful not
to spill oil on any of the belts.
To complete an oil change, proceed as follows:
1.
Run the engine for a short time to warm the engine oil. The
oil will flow more freely and carry away more impurities.
Use care to avoid burns from hot oil.
2.
Locate the oil drain hose on the engine. See Fig. 6-1.
WARNING! Before performing any maintenance or
repairs, disengage the PTO, move the drive pedals to
the neutral position, engage the parking brake, stop
the engine and remove the key to prevent
unintended starting.
Engine
Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual for all engine maintenance
intervals, procedures, specifications and instructions.
NOTE: Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control
devices and systems which are being done at owner’s expense may
be performed by any engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed by a Cub Cadet Dealer.
Figure 6-1
3.
Remove the hose from the clip securing it to the frame.
4.
Route the free end of the oil drain hose toward an
appropriate oil collection container with at least a 2.5 quart
capacity, to collect the used oil.
NOTE: Avoid getting oil on the muffler when draining.
5.
While holding the free end of the oil drain hose over the oil
collection container, unscrew the square-head hose plug
from the end of the hose. See Fig. 6-1. Drain the engine oil
into the collection container.
6.
After draining the oil, wipe any residual oil from the oil
drain hose. Thread the square head plug into the drain
hose fitting and fully tighten the plug.
7.
Refill the engine with new oil. Refer to the Engine Operator’s
Manual for information regarding the volume and weight of
engine oil.
8.
Place the hose back into the clip securing it to the frame.
Hydraulic Oil Tank and Filter
If the level in the expansion reservoir under the falls below 1⁄4”
above the bottom of the reservoir, add oil until it reaches the
correct level.
To change the hydraulic oil and filter, see an authorized Cub
Cadet Dealer.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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Battery
Leaking Tires
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
When a flat tire occurs, repair or replace immediately. The normal
procedure is to remove the wheel and replace it. If a tire is
getting soft, park the mower on the nearest level, paved area.
1.
The battery is sealed and is maintenance-free. Acid levels cannot
be checked and fluid can not be added.
•
Always keep the battery cables and terminals clean and
free of corrosive build-up.
•
After cleaning the battery and terminals, apply a light coat
of petroleum jelly or grease to both terminals.
CAUTION: If removing the battery for cleaning,
2.
disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from its terminal
first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. When reinstalling 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 result in
serious damage to your engine’s alternating system.
Rear Tire
a.
Put blocks on each side of the opposite traction
wheel and jack up the tire that leaks about an inch
off the ground.
b.
Loosen and remove the lug nuts and remove the wheel.
c.
Mount a wheel and tire, replace the lug nuts, and
using a torque wrench, tighten them to 44-50 ft-lbs.
Front Tire
a.
Set the park brake and block both rear tires and raise
the front tire so that it is an inch off the ground.
b.
Loosen the flange lock nut and remove the spacer,
hex screw and two flat washers from the yoke. The
wheel will drop free.
c.
Slip the hex screw, spacer and one flat washer
through one side of the yoke, then through the
wheel to the other side of the yoke.
Battery Storage
1.
When storing the tractor for extended periods, disconnect the
negative battery cable. It is not necessary to remove the battery.
d.
Place a flat washer and a flange lock nut on the hex
screw and tighten to 44-50 ft-lbs to secure the wheel.
2.
All batteries discharge during storage. Keep the exterior
of the battery clean, especially the top. A dirty battery will
discharge more rapidly.
e.
Lower the mower off the jack and continue mowing.
3.
The battery must be stored with a full charge. A discharged
battery can freeze sooner than a charged battery. A fully
charged battery will store longer in cold temperatures than hot.
4.
Recharge the battery before returning to service. Although
the tractor may start, the engine charging system may not
fully recharge the battery.
Tires
Check the tire air pressure before each use. Inflation pressure
of the rear tires is important for stability while the mower is in
operation. If the tire diameter is not equal between the two tires,
the mower will pull to one side. Keep the tires inflated to the
recommended pressures. Improper inflation will shorten the tire
service life. See the tire side wall for proper inflation pressures.
Observe the following guidelines:
•
Do not inflate a tire above the maximum pressure shown
on the sidewall of the tire.
•
Do not reinflate a tire that has been run flat or seriously
under inflated. Have a qualified tire mechanic inspect and
service the tire.
•
Balance inflation pressure between the rear tires to help
maintain straight travel (see tire side wall for proper pressure).
•
Keep the valve caps tightened to prevent air pressure loss.
Inflation Pressure
Rear Tires — 12 psi
Front Tires — 14 psi
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The wheel with the leaking tire should be inflated to 20 psi for
the rear tire and 14 psi for the front tire . Then place the wheel in a
large bucket of water. Carefully inspect the tire, rim and valve for
escaping air bubbles which indicate a leak. Mark each leak with a
yellow marking crayon and then deflate the tire to 8 psi and repeat
the inspection. If the leaks you find are pin hole size to 1⁄16” diameter,
the tire can be repaired. If the leaks are larger than 1⁄16” diameter, the
tire cannot be repaired. If the tire bead is damaged, the tire can be
repaired or the tire will have to be replaced.
Lubrication
•
Using a pressure lubricating gun, lubricate all grease
fittings and points as noted in the Lubrication Chart.
•
Lubricate all other pivot points with a quality lubricating oil
as noted in the Oil Chart.
Spindle Pulleys
Once a month remove the belt covers to remove any
accumulation of grass clippings from around the spindle pulleys
and V-belt. Clean more often when mowing tall, dry grass.
Pump Control & Pedal Control Area
Blow out or clean out the pump control area under the floor pan
and the pedal control area under the foot rest after each use.
Deck Wash System
Tractor Storage
WARNING! When using the deck wash system, never
engage the deck from any position other than the
operator’s seat of the tractor. Do not use an assistant or
engage deck in the presence of any bystanders.
Use the Deck Wash System to rinse grass clippings from the
deck’s underside and prevent the buildup of corrosive chemicals.
Complete the following steps after each mowing:
NOTE: Make certain the machine’s discharge chute is directed
away from people, children, animals, and your house, garage,
parked cars, etc.
1.
Attach the nozzle adapter to a standard garden hose
connected to a water supply.
2.
Move the tractor to an area within reach of the hose where you
won’t have a problem with wet grass clippings. Disengage the
PTO, engage the parking brake, and stop the engine.
3.
If your tractor is not going to be operated for an extended period
of time (thirty days to approximately six months), the tractor
should be prepared for storage. Store the tractor in a dry and
protected location. If stored outside, cover the tractor (including
the tires) to protect it from the elements. The procedures
outlined below should be performed whenever the tractor is
placed in storage.
1.
Change the engine oil and filter following the instructions
provided in the engine manual.
WARNING! Never store the tractor with fuel in the
tank indoors or in poorly ventilated enclosures, where
fuel fumes may reach an open flame, spark or pilot
light as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer, etc.
2.
If storing the tractor for 30 days or more:
a.
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter and push the
adapter onto one of the deck wash nozzles at either end of
the mower deck. Release the lock collar to lock the adapter
on the nozzle. See Fig. 6-2.
To prevent gum deposits from forming inside
the engine’s carburetor and causing possible
malfunction of the engine, the fuel system must be
either completely emptied, or the gasoline must be
treated with a stabilizer to prevent deterioration.
WARNING! Fuel left in the fuel tank deteriorates
and will cause serious starting problems.
b.
c.
Using a fuel stabilizer:
•
Read the product manufacturer’s instructions
and recommendations.
•
Add to clean, fresh gasoline the correct
amount of stabilizer for the capacity
(approximately 3 gallons) of the fuel system.
•
Fill the fuel tank with treated fuel and run the
engine for 2-3 minutes to get stabilized fuel
into the carburetor.
Emptying the fuel system:
•
Prior to putting the tractor in storage, monitor
fuel consumption with the goal of running
the fuel tank empty.
Figure 6-2
4.
Turn on the water supply.
•
5.
From the tractor operator’s seat, start the engine and
engage the PTO. Allow to run as needed. Disengage the
PTO and stop the engine.
Close the fuel valve. Disconnect the fuel line
from the carburetor and put the end into an
approved fuel container.
•
Open the fuel valve and drain the fuel tank
and line into the approved container. Reinstall
the fuel line on the carburetor.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run out of fuel.
This will prevent gum and varnish deposits
from forming. Replace the fuel filter.
6.
Turn off the water supply.
7.
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter to disconnect
the adapter from the nozzle.
8.
Repeat the previous steps to clean the deck using the
nozzle at the other end of the deck.
3.
Remove the spark plugs and pour approximately one
ounce of oil into each cylinder. Crank the engine one or
two turns to spread the oil evenly on the cylinder walls.
Replace the spark plugs.
4.
Clean the engine and the entire tractor thoroughly.
NOTE: Use of a pressure washer or garden hose is not
recommended to clean your tractor. This may cause
damage to electrical components, spindles, pulleys,
bearings or the engine. The use of water will result in
shortened life and reduce serviceability.
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5.
Sharpen the blades so that the mower will be ready to use
when needed.
6.
Protect the metal surfaces. Repair scratches with the
appropriate touch-up spray paint. Brush a rust preventive
oil on any unpainted surfaces including the pulleys and
blades. (Be careful not to get any oil on the drive belts.)
7.
Clean and fully charge the battery, then disconnect the
negative cable at the battery to prevent possible discharge.
Recharge the battery periodically when in storage.
NOTE: Remove the battery if exposed to prolonged periods
of sub-freezing temperatures. Store in a cool, dry location
where temperatures are above freezing.
8.
Lubricate all lubrication points.
9.
Inspect the hydraulic hoses, lines and fittings. Replace as
necessary.
10.
Jack the mower up and store it on blocks to take the weight
off of the tires.
Removing The Tractor From Storage
1.
Check the battery. Charge if necessary.
2.
Lower tractor off blocks, and inflate the tires to the
recommended pressure.
3.
Remove the spark plugs and wipe them off. Using the starter,
crank the engine to pump the excess oil out of the spark
plug holes. Replace the spark plugs and the ignition leads.
4.
If drained before storing, fill the fuel tank with clean, fresh
gasoline.
5.
Check the level of the engine oil in the crankcase and the
hydraulic reservoir tank.
6.
Start the engine and allow to idle for a few minutes to
ensure engine is operating properly.
7.
Drive the tractor without a load to make certain all the
tractor systems are functioning properly.
Leveling the Mower Deck
When correctly adjusted the mower deck should be level side to
side, and the front of the deck should be approximately 1⁄4” lower
than the rear of deck.
NOTE: Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing any
deck leveling adjustments. See the tire side wall for proper
inflation pressures.
Side to Side Leveling
1.
Park the mower on a flat paved surface, engage the
parking brake, shut off the engine, remove the key from
the ignition switch, disconnect the spark plug wires and
using the deck lift pedal, position the mowing deck into
the 4” height of cut position. (The 4” height of cut position
is recommended in order for one to see and obtain a
measurement. Any height of cut position is acceptable as
long as a proper measurement can be taken.)
2.
Measure blade-to-ground height at the front tip of the
right blade. To obtain an accurate measure, align blades in
parallel with mower centerline, (i.e. front to back).
3.
Measure blade-to-ground height at the front tip of the left
blade. Be sure to measure at the blade tip with the blades
arranged in proper position.
4.
Adjust the eyebolt at the left front of the deck so that the
blade-to-ground height at the right front blade tip matches
that of the left front blade tip. This is done by loosening the
jam nuts on the eyebolt and tightening the upper nut to
raise the deck and loosening the nut to lower the deck. The
right front blade tip height is fixed so you must adjust the
left front tip to match it. See Fig. 6-3.
Adjustments
Seat
Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up section for instructions on
adjusting the seat.
Steering Wheel Column
Jam Nuts
Eyebolt
Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up section for instructions on
adjusting the steering wheel.
Figure 6-3
5.
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Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
Once the proper adjustment is made, re-tighten the jam nuts.
Front to Back Leveling
Adjusting the Belt Tension
1.
Measure the blade-to-ground height at the right rear blade
tip. Again be sure to measure at the blade tip at the rear of
the right blade when aligned along the mower centerline.
The blade-to-ground height at the rear of the blade tip
should be 1⁄8” to 1⁄4” higher than the front tip. This is referred
to as blade pitch. The same height difference should be
true for the left blade, measured front and back. The pitch
should not exceed 1⁄16” if cut height is below 1-1⁄2”.
To increase the tension on the belt, loosen the jam nuts on the
deck rods, then tighten the flange nuts until a ten-pound pull with
a spring scale deflects the belt about 1⁄2”. Then re-tighten the jam
nuts to secure in place. See Fig. 6-8.
2.
Loosen the jam nuts at the rear left and right of the deck
horizontal threaded rods. Refer to Fig. 6-3.
3.
Start at the rear right to raise the rear of the deck, tighten
the rear outer jam nut to raise the deck or loosen the rear
outer jam nut to lower the rear of the deck.
4.
Adjust the rear jam nut at the rear left to take the “slack”
out of the threaded rod.
5.
Tighten both inner jam nuts to secure the deck adjustment.
6.
The final adjustment would be to take the “slack” out of
the left rear linkage if the rear of the deck was raised by
adjusting the jam nuts on the eyebolt. Loosen the jam nuts
and tighten the upper nut to remove “slack”.
7.
In many cases it will be necessary to adjust deck height using
both eyebolt adjustments and pitch adjustment to achieve
the correct blade-to-ground heights. If you remember that
the front right blade tip adjustment is fixed and you level to
that height, adjusting the decks will be simplified.
5.
Once the deck is level one may find that the height of
cut does not match the height of cut indicator. A final
adjustment may be made by lowering or raising the height
of cut link accordingly. To raise the deck: remove the
shoulder bolt mounting the height of cut link to the lift
handle and reassemble the shoulder bolt in the lowest of
the three holes. To lower the deck: remove the shoulder
bolts mounting the height of cut link, flip the height of cut
link around and reassemble the shoulder bolts in the top of
the set of three holes and the bottom hole.
Flange Lock Nuts
Jam Nuts
Deck Rods
Figure 6-4
To lessen the tension on the belt loosen the flange lock nuts on
the deck rods and then loosen the jam nuts until a ten-pound
pull with a spring scale deflects the belt about 1⁄2”. Then retighten the flange lock nuts. See Fig. 6-8.
Deck Wheels
WARNING! Keep hands and feet away from the
discharge opening of the cutting deck.
NOTE: The deck wheels are an anti-scalp feature of the deck and
are not designed to support the weight of the cutting deck.
The mower deck cutting height can be set using the tractor’s
deck lift pedal. The deck heights range from 1” to 5”. The deck
gauge wheel position should be approximately 1⁄4 to 1⁄2” above
the ground when the deck is set in the desired height setting.
Using the lift pedal, set the deck in the desired height setting,
then check the gauge wheel distance from the ground below. If
necessary, adjust as follows:
1.
Visually check the distance between the front gauge
wheels and the ground. If the gauge wheels are near or
touching the ground, they should be raised. If more than
1⁄2” above the ground, they should be lowered.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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2.
Remove the flange lock nut and carriage bolt securing
the front deck wheel and spacer to the deck. Remove the
wheel and carriage bolt. Refer to Fig. 6-5.
2.
Adjust the cable housing nuts one full turn and check
parking capacity. Repeat if parking brake does not hold.
See Fig. 6-6.
Flange Lock Nut
Handbrake
Bracket
Carriage Bolt
Cable Housing Nut
Spacer
Right
Transmission
Deck Wheel
Left Transmission
Figure 6-5
3.
Determine which index hole will give the deck wheel a 1⁄4”
to 1⁄2” clearance with the ground.
4.
Insert the carriage bolt through the appropriate index hole
in the deck wheel bracket, through the spacer, the deck
wheel and out the other side of the bracket.
5.
Note the index hole of the just adjusted wheel, and adjust the
other deck wheel to the same height as instructed in step 3.
Brakes
The parking brake handle should engage with moderate force.
The brake cable should not require adjustment, but if necessary
proceed as follows:
1.
Figure 6-6
NOTE: To adjust the right transmission cable, it is recommended
that you remove the left transmission cable by loosening it until
Z-fitting can be removed from the handbrake bracket. After
adjusting the right brake cable, re-install the left brake cable and
adjust as necessary.
Removing/Installing the Inner Baffle
The inner flow-control baffle can be removed depending on the
mowing conditions. The baffle controls discharge and can be
removed for high-volume grasses and installed for precision cutting.
1.
Flip up the seat and secure in place with the seat prop.
Remove the battery as instructed in the Service section.
Remove the carriage bolts, push nuts and flange lock nuts
that secure the baffle to the deck to mow high-volume
grasses. See Fig. 6-7.
NOTE: There is a cable for each of the transmissions, be
sure to adjust both cables.
Carriage Bolts
Push Nut
Inner Baffle
Flange
Lock
Nuts
Push Nut
Figure 6-7
2.
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Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
Re-install the inner baffle for precision cutting and make
sure the baffle is properly secured.
7
Service
Battery Removal
Servicing Electrical System
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
hands after handling.
The battery is located beneath the seat box frame. To remove the
battery:
Fuse
There are two fuses located inside the left console. Lift the seat
and look down at the left console to find the location of the fuses.
One 30 amp fuse for the power steering and one 25 amp fuse the
ignition, PTO, etc. These are standard plug-in type automotive
fuses. Always use the same capacity fuse for replacement. Check
the 30 amp fuse if the power steering is not working and check the
20 amp fuse for all other electrical problems.
1.
Remove the hold down strap.
2.
Remove the hex screw and flange lock nut securing the black
negative battery lead to the negative battery post (marked
NEG). Move the cable away from the negative battery post.
3.
Remove the hex screw and flange lick nut securing the red
positive battery lead to the positive battery post (marked POS).
4.
Carefully lift the battery out of the tractor.
PTO Switch
5.
Install the battery by repeating the above steps in the
reverse order.
1.
Sit in the operator’s seat. With the drive pedals are in the
neutral position and the parking brake engaged, engage
the PTO switch by pulling up on the knob and try to start
the engine. The engine should not start. If it does, the PTO
switch must be replaced. See an authorized service dealer.
2.
If the engine does not start, disengage the PTO by pressing
the knob down and start the engine. Now enagage the PTO
and the blades should rotate.
3.
If the blades do not turn, the PTO switch must be replaced,
the seat switch must be replaced or the electric PTO clutch
must be repaired. See an authorized service dealer.
WARNING! Always connect the positive lead to the
battery before connecting the negative lead. This
will prevent sparking or possible injury from an
electrical short caused by contacting the tractor
body with tools being used to connect the cables.
Charging the Battery
Test and, if necessary, recharge the battery after the tractor has
been stored for a period of time.
•
A voltmeter or load tester should read 12.6 volts (DC) or
higher across the battery terminals. See Fig. 7-1.
Voltmeter
Reading
State of
Charge
Charging
Time
12.7
100%
Full Charge
12.4
75%
90 Min.
12.2
50%
180 Min.
12.0
25%
280 Min.
If you have a recurring problem with blown fuses, have the tractor’s
electrical system checked by your Cub Cadet Service Dealer.
Safety Switch Operation Checks
The following operational checks should be made daily:
Parking Brake Switch
•
Sit in the operator’s seat. With the drive pedals in the neutral
position and the PTO disengaged, release the parking brake
and try to start the engine. The engine should not start.
•
If it does, the parking brake switch must be repositioned or
replaced. See an authorized service dealer. If the engine does
not start, engage the parking brake and start the engine.
Seat Switch
•
With the drive pedals in the neutral position, the parking
brake engaged and the PTO disengaged, start the engine.
Now release the parking brake and raise up off the seat.
Release the operator’s seat and the engine should stop. If
the engine does not stop, the seat switch must be replaced.
See an authorized service dealer.
•
With the drive pedals in the neutral position, the parking
brake engaged and the PTO disengaged, sit in the operator’s
seat and start the engine. Enagage the PTO and the blades
should start to rotate. Raise up slightly off the operator’s seat
and the blades should stop. If the blades do not stop when
you dismount from the operator’s seat, the seat switch must
be replaced. See an authorized service dealer.
Figure 7-1
•
Charge the battery with a 12-volt battery charger at a
MAXIMUM rate of 10 amps.
Jump Starting
WARNING!: Failure to use this starting procedure
can cause sparking, and the gases in the battery to
explode.
1.
Attach the end of the red jumper cable to the positive
terminal (+) of the charged battery.
2.
Attach the other end of the red jumper cable to the positive
terminal (+) of the low charge battery.
3.
Attach the end of the black jumper cable to the negative
terminal of the charged battery.
4.
Attach the other end of the black jumper cable to the frame
of the tractor with the low charge battery.
Electric PTO Clutch
This clutch operates when the engine is running, the operator is in
the operator’s seat and the PTO is engaged. This electric clutch is a
normally trouble free device. If a problem develops and the blades
do not turn, first check the 20 amp fuse, then investigate the wiring
harness and the connections to the seat switch, the PTO switch
and the electric blade clutch. Then check the seat switch, the PTO
switch and finally the electric blade clutch. If the PTO clutch is still not
working properly, see an authorized service dealer.
33
Deck Removal
CAUTION: There is a certain amount of spring tension
due to the weight of the deck. When removing the lift
linkage from the deck the tension of the springs will go
from the deck to the deck lift pedal. Not capturing the
deck lift pedal while removing the lift linkage from the
deck will cause it to snap back.
Remove the mower deck from the tractor as follows:
1.
Lower the deck to the ground. Capture the deck lift by
placing the clevis pin behind the lowest position.
2.
Apply the parking brake. Remove ignition key and the
spark plug cap.
6.
WARNING! The muffler at the rear of the tractor
may be extremely hot, and could cause serious
burns. Use extreme caution when near the muffler.
Allow the muffler to fully cool before removing the
belt from the PTO pulley.
4.
Remove the hex screw and flange lock nut securing the
deck control rods to the deck. See Fig. 7-4.
Using a 1⁄2” drive in the idler pulley bracket, turn the wrench
towards the right of the tractor and slide the belt off the
PTO pulley. See Fig. 7-2.
60” Deck
Deck Control Rods
48” Deck
PTO Belt
PTO Belt
Flange Lock Nuts
Hex Screws
Figure 7-4
Idler Pulley Bracket
Idler Pulley Bracket
Turn front wheels as if to make a pivot turn.
8.
Shift the deck toward the right side of the mower and remove.
9.
To install reverse the process.
Replacing the PTO Belt
1.
Figure 7-2
5.
7.
Remove the four lynch pins that secure the deck to the
deck lift assembly. See Fig. 7-3.
Remove the PTO belt from the deck as instructed in the
Deck Removal section then remove it from around the PTO
clutch. See Fig. 7-5.
60” Deck
PTO Clutch
PTO Belt
PTO Clutch
48” Deck
Lynch Pin
PTO Belt
Figure 7-5
Figure 7-3
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Section 7— Service
2.
Route the PTO belt as shown in Fig. 7-5. After routing the
belt around the PTO pulley, use a 1⁄2” drive in the idler pulley
bracket and turn towards the right of the tractor to finish
routing the belt around the idler pulley.
3.
Reinstall the deck.
WARNING! Avoid pinching injuries. Never place
your fingers on the idler spring or between the belt
and a pulley while removing the belt.
5.
Replacing the Deck Belt
1.
Set the parking brake. Remove ignition key and both spark
plug caps.
2.
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor and remove the
PTO belt, (refer to Deck Removal).
3.
Pull the four draw latches up and away from the deck
covers to unlatch and remove both covers. See Fig. 7-6.
Draw Latches
Route the new belt as shown in Fig. 7-7. Then reinstall the
deck and PTO belt as instructed on pages 33-34
NOTE: When replacing belts do not overtighten. Adjust
the idler pulley so that a ten-pound pull with a spring scale
between two pulleys deflects the belt about 1⁄2”.
Replacing the Blades
WARNING! Before performing any maintenance,
disengage the PTO, engage the parking brake lever,
turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position and
remove the key from the switch. Protect your hands
by using heavy gloves when handling the blades.
When servicing the mower deck, be careful not to
cut yourself on the sharpened blades.
1.
Remove the deck as instructed in the Deck Removal section.
2.
Jack up the front of the mowing deck about one foot and
block it in that position.
3.
Wrap a rag around one end of the blade and grasp it to
prevent it from turning, or secure the blade by placing a
block of wood between the blade and the deck housing.
See Fig. 7-8.
Figure 7-6
4.
Using a 1⁄2” drive insert the male end into the 1⁄2” square
opening in the deck idler assembly and rotate the idler
clockwise on the 60” deck and counter-clockwise on the
48” deck. See Fig. 7-7. While holding the deck idler, loosen
the deck belt from the pulley and slide the belt away from
the pulley.
60” Deck
Figure 7-8
Deck Idler Bracket
48” Deck
Deck Idler Bracket
Figure 7-7
Section 7 — Service
35
4.
Use a 1-1⁄8” socket wrench on the pulley side of the spindle
bolt. See Fig. 7-7.
Hex Screw
Sharpening the Blades
1.
Set the parking brake.
2.
Clean any debris from the blades. Keep blades sharp and
free of build up at all times.
3.
To properly sharpen the cutting blades, remove equal
amounts of metal from both ends of the blades along the
cutting edges, parallel to the trailing edge, at a 25°-30°
angle. Always grind each cutting blade edge equally to
maintain proper blade balance. See Fig. 7-8.
Blade
Flange Lock Nut
Figure 7-7
5.
Remove the hex nut at the blade using a 1-1⁄8” wrench and
remove the blade.
6.
To replace the blade reverse the above process and tighten
nut to 100-120 lb ft.
NOTE: Add a small amount of multi-purpose grease to the
bolt threads to avoid corrosion and galvanic action.
WARNING! Never mow with dull blades. Blades that
Figure 7-8
are bent should be replaced. The cutting blades are
sharp and can cause severe injury. Wrap the cutting
surface of the blade with a rag to avoid injury.
WARNING! If a blade is bent or otherwise
damaged, replace the blade with a new one. Use
only original equipment blades.
WARNING! A poorly balanced blade will cause
excessive vibration, may damage the machine and/
or result in personal injury.
4.
Test the blade’s balance using a blade balancer. Grind
metal from the heavy side until it balances evenly.
NOTE: When replacing the blade, be sure to install the
blade with the side of the blade marked ‘‘Bottom’’ (or with
a part number stamped in it) facing the ground when the
mower is in the operating position.
WARNING! Use a torque wrench to tighten the
blade spindle hex flange nut to between 100 lbs-ft
and 120 lbs-ft.
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Section 7— Service
Changing the Spindle Assembly
1.
Remove the deck as instructed in the Deck Removal section.
2.
Jack up the front of the mowing deck about one foot and
block it in that position.
3.
Remove the deck cover.
4.
Remove the drive belts. (See Replacing the Deck belt.)
5.
Remove the blade. (See Replacing the Blades)
6.
Using a 9⁄16 wrench or socket ratchet remove the flange
lock nuts, and the hex flange bolts. Remove the spindle
assembly. See Fig. 7-9.
Hex Screw
Spacer
Flange
Lock Nut
Support Plate
Spindle
Assembly
Hex Flange Bolt
Spacer
Blade
Flange
Lock Nut
Figure 7-9
7.
Reverse the process to install the spindle assembly.
Changing the Transmission Drive Belt
Several components must be removed and special tools used in
order to change the tractor’s transmission drive belt. See your
Cub Cadet dealer to have the transmission drive belt replaced.
Tractor Creeping
Creeping is the slight forward or backward movement of the
mower when the throttle is on and the speed control pedals are
in the neutral position. If your mower creeps, see an authorized
service dealer.
Section 7 — Service
37
8
Troubleshooting
Problem
Excessive vibration
Uneven cut
Mower will not mulch grass
(If Equipped w/Mulching Kit)
38
Cause
Remedy
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
1. Tighten blade and spindle.
2. Damaged or bent cutting blade.
2. Replace blade.
1. Deck not leveled properly.
1. Perform side-to-side deck adjustment.
2. Dull blade.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
3. Uneven tire pressure.
3. Check tire pressure in all four tires.
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. Mow once at a high cutting height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower cutting swath.
4. Dull blade.
4. Sharpen or replace blade.
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
759-3336
Spark Plug
KH-25-083-01-S Primary Air Filter (SZ-48 & SZ-60 w/
Kohler)
KH-25-083-04-S Safety Air Filter (SZ-48 & SZ-60 w/
Kohler)
N/A
Air Filter (SZ-60 w/ Kawasaki)
KH-24-050-13-S Fuel Filter (SZ-48)
KH-25-050-22-S Fuel Filter (SZ-60 w/ Kohler)
N/A
Fuel Filter (SZ-60 w/ Kawasaki)
KH-12-050-01-S Oil Filter (SZ-48 & SZ-60 w/ Kohler)
N/A
Oil Filter (SZ-60 w/ Kawasaki)
754-04323
754-04319
Deck Belt (SZ-48)
Deck Belt (SZ-60)
754-04326
754-04296
PTO Belt (SZ-48)
PTO Belt (SZ-60)
754-04320
Drive Belt
02005017
02005019
Hi-Lift Blade, 17.0 (SZ-48)
Hi-Lift Blade, 21.0 (SZ-60)
02000920A
Deck Spindle
39
Component
40
Section 10 — Replacement Parts
Part Number and Description
634-3159 Deck Wheel
925-1707D Battery
951-12193
Gas Cap
746-04534
Throttle Control
746-04812
Choke Control
725-05000
Ignition Key
01006693
Discharge Chute Assembly
02002666
634-04734
Wheel Assembly (SZ-48), 23 x 9.50-12
Wheel Assembly (SZ-60), 24 x 12-12
634-04704
Wheel Assembly, 15 x 6.5-8
10
Attachments & Accessories
Part No.
Part
59A30033150
Power Assist Triple Bagger
59A30036150
72” Snow Blade
59A30035150
Electric Deck Lift
490-850-0005
Blade Removal Tool
490-850-0008
Oil Siphon
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• Cold start enrichment system (soft choke)
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
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IMPORTANT: To obtain warranty coverage owner must present an
original proof of purchase and applicable maintenance records to the
servicing dealer. Please see the operator’s manual for information on
required maintenance and service intervals.
In the U.S.A.:
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box
361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, call 1-877-282- 8684
or log on to our website at www.cubcadet.com.
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased or leased and used in the
In Canada:
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, call 1-800668-1238 or log on to our website at www.mtdcanada.com.
United States and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD
Products Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased or
leased and used in Canada and/or its territories and possessions
(either entity respectively, “Cub Cadet”).
Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts,
Engines, Batteries and Attachments as described below) against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of three (3) years
commencing on the date of original retail purchase or lease and will,
at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to be
defective in materials or workmanship.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days or one hundred
(100) operation hours, whichever comes first, commencing on the
date of original retail purchase or lease. Normal wear parts include,
but are not limited to items such as: belts, blades, blade adapters,
grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, and tires.
Engines are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of
original retail purchase or lease.
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty against defects
in material and workmanship, with 100% replacement during the
first three months. After three months, the battery replacement
credit is based on the months remaining in the twelve (12) month
period dating back to the original date of original sale or lease. Any
replacement battery will be warranted only for the remainder of the
original warranty period.
Attachments — Cub Cadet 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.
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, 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 Cub Cadet for use
with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your warranty as
to any resulting damage. In addition, Cub Cadet may deny warranty
coverage if the hour meter, or any part thereof, is altered, modified,
disconnected or otherwise tampered with.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE AND APPLICABLE MAINTENANCE RECORDS,
through your local authorized service dealer. To locate the dealer in
your area:
Without limiting the foregoing, this limited warranty does not provide
coverage in the following cases:
a. 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.
b. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
c. Cub Cadet 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
Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution.
d. Replacement parts and\or accessories that are not genuine Cub
Cadet parts.
e. Transportation charges and service calls.
There are no implied warranties, including without limitation any
implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. No warranties shall apply after the applicable period
of express written warranty above. No other express warranties
beyond those mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product, shall
bind Cub Cadet. The exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of
the product as set forth above. The terms of this warranty provide
the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale and/or lease
of the products covered hereby. Cub Cadet shall not be liable for
any 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 jurisdictions 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.
HOW LOCAL LAWS RELATE TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary in different jurisdictions.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019, Phone: 1-877-282-8684
MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, Phone: 1-800-668-1238
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