DR WIDE-CUT LAWN MOWER Owner`s manual

OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL NO. PO14542B
14.5 HP 42 Inch
Lawn Tractor
For Parts and Service, contact our authorized distributor: call 1-800-849-1297
For Technical Assistance: call 1-800-829-5886
176038 11.21.00 RD
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers
IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING 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.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments.
The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
III. CHILDREN
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. Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and under the
watchful care of another responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind and down for
small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels.
They are flammable and vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not
smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts,
tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool
before storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine
running.
• Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts
or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended
parts, when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s)
or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing
them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service
as required.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the
instructions, to operate the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing.
Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not
point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn
off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
• Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine
into a trailer or truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above,
are involved in a large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators should evaluate their
ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from serious injury.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tipover
accidents, which 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.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not
have to stop or shift while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine.
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Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
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SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers
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Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always
look down and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation.
Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children.
Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift
into reverse and back down slowly.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
Look for this symbol to point out important
safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!!
BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that
are recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while
on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose
traction with the ground and cause you to
lose control of your tractor.
CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental
starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where
it cannot contact spark plug.
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ........................................................ 2-3
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 4
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ...................... 4, 14-18
ASSEMBLY ................................................................ 6-8
OPERATION ............................................................. 9-13
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ....................................... 14
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................. 19-23
STORAGE ................................................................... 24
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................. 25-26
REPAIR PARTS ...................................................... 28-43
WARRANTY ................................................................ 45
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL TYPE (API-SF-SJ):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: .030")
CHAMPION RC12YC
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
.003" - .005"
.005" - .007"
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
REVERSE:
1.1
1.4
2.2
3.3
4.4
4.9
1.4
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
12 PSI
CHARGING SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
MIN. CCA:
CASE SIZE:
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
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Read and observe the safety rules.
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and
using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under “Customer Responsibilities” and “Storage” sections of this owner’s manual.
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It
has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service
centre/department. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the “SAFETY RULES”.
WARNING: This tractor 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 arrester meeting applicable local or state laws
(if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your
nearest authorized service centre/department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
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UNASSEMBLED PARTS
Steering Wheel
Seat
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
Steering
Extension
Shaft
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Steering
Wheel
Insert
(1) Lock
Washer 1/2
(1) Bolt
Steering
Boot
(1) Lockwasher 3/8
(1) Large Flat
Washer
(1) Locknut
5/16-18
Keys
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
(2) Keys
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
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Slope Sheet
ASSEMBLY
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To
ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
(1) 9/16" wrench
Pliers
(2) 7/16" wrenches
Tire pressure gauge
(2) 1/2" wrenches
Utility knife
When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means
when you are in the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
INSERT
3/8 HEX BOLT
3/8 LOCK WASHER
LARGE FLAT
WASHER
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON
STEERING
WHEEL
UNPACK CARTON
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STEERING
BOOT
Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton.
Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners
of carton, and lay panels flat.
Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and
remove.
TABS
ADAPTER
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM
SKID
EXTENSION SHAFT
5/16 HEX BOLT
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL (See Fig. 1)
5/16 LOCKNUT
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT
• Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align
mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install
5/16 hex bolt and locknut. Tighten securely.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and
push down to secure.
LOWER
STEERING
SHAFT
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
• Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and
slide adapter onto steering shaft extension.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left
to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter.
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex
bolt and tighten securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
TAB
SLOTS
FIG. 1
IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES
IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR
IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.
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ASSEMBLY
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
SEAT
CHECK BATTERY (See Fig. 2)
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Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box
door.
If this battery is put into service after month and year
indicated on label (label located between terminals)
charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps.
(See "BATTERY" in CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
section of this manual for charging instructions).
SEAT PAN
SHOULDER
BOLT
SEAT PAN
LABEL
BATTERY
BOX DOOR
FLAT WASHER
LOCK WASHER
TERMINAL
TERMINAL
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
FIG. 2
INSTALL SEAT (See Fig. 3)
FIG. 3
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid.
Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the
tractor from the skid.
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt.
• Remove adjustment bolt, lock washer and flat washer
securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for
assembly of seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard
packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is
positioned over large slotted hole in pan.
• Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and
pull seat towards rear of tractor.
• Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment
bolt, lockwasher and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten
• Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation
section, page 10, for location and function of
controls)
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Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to
its highest position.
Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Roll tractor forward off skid.
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor.
ASSEMBLY
3CHECKLIST
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section, page 10, for location and function of controls)
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE
BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS
QUALITY PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:
✓ All assembly instructions have been completed.
✓ No remaining loose parts in carton.
✓ Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1
hour at 6 amps).
✓ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
✓ All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were overinflated at the factory).
✓ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
✓ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
✓ Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
✓ Engine oil is at proper level.
✓ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
✓ Become familiar with all controls - their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine.
✓ Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow
all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in
front of tractor is clear of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps have been
completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.
• Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to
its highest position.
• Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle
control to idle position.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive
tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place
gearshift lever in neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in “PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL
BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed
correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that
the brake is properly adjusted. See “TO ADJUST BRAKE”
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
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OPERATION
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
P
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
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IGNITION
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
KEEP AREA CLEAR
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15
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save
this manual for future reference.
LIGHT SWITCH
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER
IGNITION
SWITCH
AMMETER
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
MOWER DECK
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
POSITIONS
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
PARKING
BRAKE
FIG. 4
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on and off.
THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL: Used for starting and
controlling engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
AMMETER: Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of
battery.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of
tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise, lower, and
adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the
engine.
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OPERATION
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating
your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision
safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
IMPORTANT: LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANY
POSITION OTHER THAN "OFF" WILL CAUSE THE BATTERY
TO BE DISCHARGED, (DEAD).
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 5)
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause “browning” of grass. To eliminate this possibility,
always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will
shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full “BRAKE” position
and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in “ENGAGED” position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in “BRAKE” position. Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to
empty grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (See Fig. 5)
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"ENGAGED" POSITION
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL LEVER
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.
IGNITION KEY
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 5)
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
PARKING BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
"BRAKE"
POSITION
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
gearshift lever.
• Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and
gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Move gearshift lever to desired position.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
IMPORTANT: BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP
BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS. FAILURE TO DO
SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR TRANSAXLE.
PARKING BRAKE
"DISENGAGED" POSITION
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL
"DRIVE" POSITION
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
(See Fig. 5)
FIG. 5
The position of the attachment lift lever determines the
cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired
position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The
heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights are approximate and
may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass
and types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2
inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in
height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired height.
STOPPING (See Fig. 5)
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to
“DISENGAGED” position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/brake pedal into
full “BRAKE” position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and
allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to
“backfire”.
• Turn ignition key to “OFF” position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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OPERATION
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 6)
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place.
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly
off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in
proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain
conditions.
• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See “TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT” in the Operation
section of this manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge
wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with
shoulder bolt, 17/32 washer, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16
locknut and tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same
adjustment hole.
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills
with slopes greater than 15° and do not
drive across any slope.
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GAUGE
WHEEL
MOUNTING
BRACKET
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3/8-16
LOCKNUT
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17/32 WASHER
3/8 WASHER
TO TRANSPORT
SHOULDER
BOLT
GAUGE WHEEL
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
slower position.
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake.
Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have
allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart
movement.
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal.
Make all turns slowly.
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Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment
lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift
lever is in neutral (N) position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your
tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood
to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
FIG. 6
TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 7)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with
the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will
shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch
control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and
comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a
load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction
with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.
"ENGAGED" POSITION
ATTACHMENT LIFT
LEVER HIGH POSITION
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
LOW
POSITION
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 12)
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ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
DISCHARGE
GUARD
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FIG. 7
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The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oil.
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the
dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until
“FULL” mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (See “OIL VISCOSITY CHART” in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities
section in this manual.
OPERATION
ADD GASOLINE
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COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50° F and below)
• When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle
control in the choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This
may require an engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
• The attachments can also be used during the engine
warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may
need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See “TO
ADJUST CARBURETOR” in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded
gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW 32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING.
WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels
(called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids
during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of
an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the
fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until
the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next
season. See Storage Instructions for additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
MOWING TIPS
•
•
•
•
CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
•
TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 5)
When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has
run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel
from the tank to the engine.
• Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake
pedal and set parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Move attachment clutch to “DISENGAGED” position.
• Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting
procedures below.
• Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to
“START” position and release key as soon as engine
starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than
fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start
after several attempts, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still
does not start, move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
•
•
•
•
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is
attached to tractor.
Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that
has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
machine. This will result in a more even distribution of
clippings and more uniform cutting.
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so
that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the
opposite direction making left hand turns until finished
(See Fig. 8).
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to
reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the
desired height.
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug
mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing
to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting
a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired.
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and above)
• When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast
position.
• The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If
the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine
and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke
as described above.
FIG. 8
13
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
E
S
S
GE
RS
S
US
UR OUR
OU SON ORA
UR
O
H
O
H
H
A
0
ST
E
8H
SE
25
50
10
RE
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
RE
R
R
R
R
R
O
O
E
E
F
E
E
E
F
SERVICE
EV
EV
EV
EV
EV
BE
BE
H
AC
DATES
Check Brake Operation
Check Tire Pressure
T
R
A
C
T
0
R
Check Operator Presence and
Interlock Systems
Check for Loose Fasteners
Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades
7
4
Lubrication Chart
Check Battery Level
6
Clean Battery and Terminals
Check Transaxle Cooling
Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
5
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
5
Check Engine Oil Level
Change Engine Oil
E
N
G
I
N
E
1,2,3
Clean Air Filter
2
Clean Air Screen
2
Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
1, 2
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
2
Replace Spark Plug
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
2
Replace Fuel Filter
1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
3 - If equipped with oil filter, change oil every 50 hours.
4 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
5 - If equipped with adjustable system.
6 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery.
7 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-lbs. maximum.
Do not overtighten.
LUBRICATION CHART
ÀSPINDLE
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
ZERK
The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have
been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor
as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or
replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A
new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel
mixture and help your engine run better and last longer.
ÀFRONT WHEEL
BEARING ZERK
ÀSPINDLE
ZERK
ÀFRONT WHEEL
BEARING ZERK
ÁENGINE
BEFORE EACH USE
•
•
•
•
•
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
ÀGENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
ÁREFER TO CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES “ENGINE”
SECTION
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS
WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS. VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN
THE LIFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING BEARINGS. IF YOU
FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED, USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY.
14
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
TRACTOR
MANDREL
ASSEMBLY
TRAILING
EDGE UP
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
CENTER
HOLE
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at
high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
(See “TO ADJUST BRAKE” in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
STAR
LOCK WASHER
TIRES
BLADE
•
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See “PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to
slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local
parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and
corrosion.
FLAT WASHER
HEX BOLT (GRADE
8)*
*A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE
IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD.
FIG. 9
TO SHARPEN BLADE (See Fig. 10)
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you
do, be sure the blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter
steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer).
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt
or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal
position. If either end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake
pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control
is in the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is
engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the
operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace
bent or damaged blades.
CENTER HOLE
BLADE REMOVAL (See Fig. 9)
•
•
•
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.
Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing
blade.
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown.
IMPORTANT: TO ENSURE PROPER ASSEMBLY, CENTER
HOLE IN BLADE MUST ALIGN WITH STAR ON MANDREL
ASSEMBLY.
•
•
BLADE
5/8" BOLT
OR PIN
FIG. 10
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown.
Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED.
15
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
BATTERY
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig. 11 and 12)
Determine temperature range expected before oil change.
All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt
to enter the engine when changing oil.
• Remove cap from bottom fitting of drain valve and install
the drain tube onto the fitting.
• Unlock drain valve by pushing inward and turning counterclockwise.
• To open, pull out on the drain valve.
• After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain
valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
• Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the
bottom fitting of the drain valve.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
“PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be
sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at “FULL” line on dipstick.
Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the
battery with an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is
maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not
necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the
battery to “leak” power.
• Open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery
cable and remove battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See “REPLACING BATTERY” in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual).
V-BELTS
OIL DRAIN VALVE
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of
operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not
adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
CLOSED
AND
LOCKED
POSITION
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can
restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
FIG. 12
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
SAE 30
5W-30
°F
°C
-20°
-30°
0°
-20°
30°
-10°
32° 40°
0°
60°
10°
DRAIN
TUBE
CAP
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SF-SJ. Select the oil’s SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
100°
80°
20°
30°
40°
TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
FIG. 11
16
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
CLEAN AIR SCREEN (See Fig. 13)
AIR FILTER (See Fig. 14)
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent
engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean
the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or
every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of
operation or every season, whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
• Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
• Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
• Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth
and squeeze to remove excess oil.
• If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner.
• Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
• Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Remove cartridge nut.
• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor. Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from entering carburetor.
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very
dirty or damaged, replace cartridge.
• Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner, cover and secure
with knob(s).
ENGINE COOLING FINS (See Fig. 13)
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
• Remove hex bolts from blower housing and lift housing
off engine.
• Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt.
• Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly
clean engine cooling fins.
• To reassemble, reverse above procedure.
HEX
BOLTS
BLOWER HOUSING
HEX
BOLTS
AIR SCREEN
IMPORTANT: PETROLEUM SOLVENTS, SUCH AS
KEROSENE, ARE NOT TO BE USED TO CLEAN THE
CARTRIDGE. THEY MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION OF
THE CARTRIDGE. DO NOT OIL CARTRIDGE. DO NOT
USE PRESSURIZED AIR TO CLEAN OR DRY CARTRIDGE.
OILL FILL/
DIPSTICK
TUBE
COVER
KNOB
ENGINE COOLING FINS
SPARK
PLUG
CARTRIDGE
NUT
COVER
FIG. 13
PAPER
CARTRIDGE
FOAM
PRE-CLEANER
BASE
FIG. 14
17
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
CLAMP
CLAMP
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in
“PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.
FUEL
FILTER
FIG. 15
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 15)
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
CLEANING
•
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine
can result in a shortened engine life.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position.
• Turn ignition key “OFF” and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with
plug.
TRACTOR
•
TO REMOVE MOWER (See Fig. 16)
•
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and lift clutch spring off
pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push
housing guide out of bracket.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs.
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT: IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER DECK IS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE TRACTOR, REMOVE THE FRONT LINKS AND HOOK THE
CLUTCH SPRING INTO SQUARE HOLE IN FRAME.
TO INSTALL MOWER (See Fig. 16)
•
•
•
•
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
SUSPENSION ARMS
SMALL
RETAINER
SPRING
SQUARE HOLE
CLUTCH
SPRING
ENGINE PULLEY
RETAINER
SPRING
FRONT LINK
ANTI-SWAY BAR
RETAINER SPRINGS
(BOTH SIDES)
COLLAR
HOUSING
GUIDE
LARGE
RETAINER
SPRING
BRACKET
Fig. 16
19
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
•
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See “PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual). If tires are
over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your
mower.
•
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 17 and 18)
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height
from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance “A” on
both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4"
of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one
side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE: Three full turns of adjustment nut will change mower
height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
•
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER
TO GROUND
•
When distance “D” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear,
tighten nuts “F” against trunnion on both front links.
To raise front of mower, loosen nut “F” from trunnion on
both front links. Tighten nut “E” on both front links an
equal number of turns.
When distance “D” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear,
tighten nut “F” against trunnion on both front links.
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
MANDREL
"D"
"D"
FIG. 19
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER
TO GROUND
NUT "F"
“A”
NUT "E"
TRUNNION
“A”
GROUND LINE
FRONT LINKS
FIG. 17
SUSPENSION ARM
FIG. 20
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT
(See Fig. 21)
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL • Remove mower from tractor (See “TO REMOVE
MOWER” in this section of this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt in reverse order of removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt
guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
LIFT LINK
ADJUSTMENT
NUT
FIG. 18
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 19 and 20)
IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE. IF
THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS
NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS
EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TOSIDE.
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should
be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance
“D” directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length. Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut “E” on both front links
an equal number of turns.
MANDREL
PULLEY
IDLER
PULLEYS
MANDREL
PULLEY
20
FIG. 21
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST BRAKE (See Fig. 22)
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at
high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut
“A” on brake rod.
• If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn
nut “A” until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut “A”.
• Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center/department.
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your
tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
(See Fig. 24)
•
•
WITH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED"
•
•
1-1/2"
NUT "A"
•
JAM NUT
•
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
Repair tire and reassemble.
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and
axle. Insert square key.
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle
groove.
Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to
slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local
parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and
corrosion.
OPERATING
ARM
FIG. 22
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
(See Fig. 23)
WASHERS
RETAINING
RING
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For
assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
• Remove mower (See “TO REMOVE MOWER” in this
section of this manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt
upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards
from around engine pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
AXLE COVER
SQUARE KEY (REAR
WHEEL ONLY)
FIG. 24
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY
(See Fig. 25)
CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate
explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
ENGINE
PULLEY
CLUTCHING
IDLER
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged. If “jumper cables” are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
STATIONARY
IDLER
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12
VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. THE OTHER
VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES.
TRANSAXLE
PULLEY
FIG. 23
21
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+)
terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
NEGATIVE TERMINAL
POSITIVE TERMINAL
KEPS
NUT
HEX
BOLT
POSITIVE (RED)
CABLE
CHASSIS
CABLES
FIG. 27
NEGATIVE
TERMINAL
CHARGED
BATTERY
POSITIVE
TERMINAL
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
•
•
•
FIG. 25
•
•
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE
(-) terminal of fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good
CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery.
•
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair
Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 26 AND 27)
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse
holder is located behind the dash.
CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other
object to contact both terminals at the
same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
•
•
•
•
•
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
•
NEGATIVE
(BLACK) CABLE
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
(See Fig. 28)
•
•
•
•
Raise hood.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward
engine and lift off of tractor.
To replace, reverse above procedure.
Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box
door.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery
cable and carefully remove battery from tractor.
Install new battery with terminals in same position as old
battery.
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal
with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal
with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
Close battery box door.
HOOD
HEADLIGHT
WIRE
CONNECTOR
SEAT PAN
FIG. 28
BATTERY
BOX DOOR
FIG. 26
22
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
ENGINE
PRELIMINARY SETTING • Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments.
• Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly
(see above).
FINAL SETTING • Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger,
rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw.
Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
• While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw,
turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point
midway between those two positions. Release throttle
lever.
ACCELERATION TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If
engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue
to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage
may result.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE
(See Fig. 29)
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is
necessary, proceed as follows:
• With engine not running, move throttle control lever from
slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke
to fast position.
• Check that holes “A” in governor control lever and hole
in governor plate line-up. If holes “A” are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes
are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely.
GOVERNOR
CONTROL LEVER
GOVERNOR
CONTROL
PLATE
IMPORTANT: NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR, WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABOVE
THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE
DANGEROUS. IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING, CONTACT YOUR
NEAREST
AUTHORIZED
SERVICE
CENTER/
DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND
EXPERIENCE
TO
MAKE
ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS.
HOLES "A"
CLAMP
SCREW
THROTTLE
CABLE
IDLE SPEED
SCREW
FIG. 29
THROTTLE
LEVER
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR (See Fig. 30)
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is
equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by
the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The
limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle.
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for differences in fuel,
temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/
air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving
a richer fuel/air mixture.
IDLE MIXTURE
VALVE WITH
LIMITER
IMPORTANT: DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLE VALVE AND
THE SEAT IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREW IS
TURNED IN TOO TIGHT.
FIG. 30
23
STORAGE
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the
season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
•
CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM
DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM
PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER, FUEL
HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR
METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS
TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE. ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower
is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry
area.
• Clean entire tractor (See “CLEANING” in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
•
•
Drain the fuel tank.
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
BATTERY
•
•
•
•
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE OIL
Fully charge the battery for storage.
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging.
To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long
periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see “TO CLEAN
BATTERY AND TERMINALS” in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil.
(See “ENGINE” in the Customer Responsibilities section of
this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
•
•
•
•
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into
cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to “START” position for a few seconds
to distribute oil.
Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
•
•
•
•
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give
protection from dust and dirt.
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
24
TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Out of fuel.
Engine not “CHOKED” properly.
Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
8.
9.
10.
Hard to start
CORRECTION
Engine valves out of adjustment.
10.
Fill fuel tank.
See “TO START ENGINE” in Operation section.
Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
8.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Check all wiring.
See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Engine will not turn over
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Clutch/brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence switch(es).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Depress clutch/brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Engine clicks but will not
start
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
Loss of power
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Cutting too much grass/too fast.
Throttle in “CHOKE” position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Set in “Higher Cut” position/reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Clean/replace air filter.
Check oil level/change oil.
Clean and regap or change spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace muffler.
Check all wiring.
See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Excessive vibration
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Spark plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
15.
1.
2.
3.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel.
Loose/damaged part(s).
1.
2.
3.
25
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves
seat with attachment
clutch engaged
1.
Faulty operator-safety presence control system.
1.
Check wiring, switches and connections. If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department.
Poor cut - uneven
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Mower blades will not
rotate
1.
2.
3.
4.
Obstruction in clutch mechanism.
Worn/damaged mower drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove obstruction.
Replace mower drive belt.
Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel.
Poor grass discharge
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Engine speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Place throttle control in “FAST” position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air pressure.
Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed in this manual.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Switch is “OFF”.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn switch “ON”.
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Battery will not charge
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator (if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
Replace regulator.
Replace alternator.
Engine “backfires”
when turning engine
“OFF”
1.
Engine throttle control not set at “SLOW”
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
1.
Move throttle control to “SLOW” position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
26
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
SCHEMATIC
RED
BLACK
BATTERY
RED
A
RED
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
M
STARTER
BLACK
WHITE
SOLENOID
RED
B
S
G
BLACK
L
M
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
A1
A2
WHITE
SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
IGNITION
SWITCH
WHITE
BLACK
BLACK
BLACK
BLACK
HOUR
METER
ATT'MENT CLUTCH
(CLUTCH OFF)
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
(OPTIONAL)
BLUE
SPARK
PLUG
GAP
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
IGNITION
UNIT
BLACK
FUEL
LINE
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
28 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM
(CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED)
RED
LIGHTING SYSTEM OUTPUT
5 AMP AC @ 3600 RPM
ORANGE
BLACK
DIODE
ALTERNATOR
14 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM (LIGHTS OFF)
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
BLACK
BROWN
HEADLIGHTS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
M+G+A1
RUN/LIGHT
B+A1
RUN
START
B+A1
B + S + A1
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
“MAKE”
NONE
A2+L
NONE
NONE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
27
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
ELECTRICAL
21
22
42
24
41
43
27
27
40
26
27
27
25
16
16
33
30
D.
C.
AM
PE
RE
52
S
29
45
8
28
27
2
1
28
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
144925
74760412
156417
153664
166181
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140401
170217
71110408
131563
175141
121433X
141940
Battery 12 Volt 25 Amp
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc X 3/4
Case Battery
Switch Interlock Push -In
Harness Asm Light W/4152J
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga 11"red
Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire,red
Fuse 20 AMP
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Harness Ign
Bolt Blk Fin Hex 1/4-20 X 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter
Protection Wire Loop
NOTE: All component dimensions give in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm.
29
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
212
17
30
24
29
18
58
24
12
28
25
26
26
25
53
5
51
52
31
55
5
3
209
57
9
11
208
15
209
209
8
54
209
6
26
1
16
13
3
35
145
37
37
33
10
3
2
35
3
34
38
206
208
26
3
3
38
30
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
33
34
35
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
145
206
208
209
212
--
169831
169061
17060612
155272
155924X012
155138
168348X012
72140608
155927
145660
172107X010
74180512
73510500
159639X428
126938X
74780616
19131312
73800600
140434
140273X599
169465X428
136619
145244X428
145243X428
72110606
17490508
169834
73800400
19091416
144697
161464
144696
74780412
150127
156524
170165
17670608
17000612
156229
5479J
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Saddle Slkscr Flat Lt 6 Sp
Clip Retainer Slide-On
Dash
Bolt RdHd Sqnk. 3/8-16 Unc x 1
Panel Asm. Dash Lh
Clip Tinnerman Grile P/L
Panel Dash Rh
Screw Mach Trhd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Nut Keps 5/16-18 Unc
Hood
Bumper Hood
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Hex w/Insert 3/8-16 UNC
Grill/Lens Asm
Lens Grille Private label
Fender Asm
Bracket Fender
Footrest
Footrest
Bolt RdHd Sht. Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 1/4-20
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket, Grille RH
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x .75
Air Duct Private Label
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bolt shoulder 5/16-18
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16
Insert Lens Reflector
Plug Btn Blk
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
31
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
DRIVE
89
51
61
19
42
115
57
19
42
90
31
33
63
43
88 87
52
60
86
81
56
59
83
84
68
42
23
61
82
9
86
85
88
10
13
117
21
8
80
87
6
56
41
26
58
5
40
5
4
55
20
38
26
6
3
85
17
65
26
47
39
11
50
49
52
51
79
61
110
30
111
51
110
19
61
62
27
35
77
37
36
45
46
34
110
54
45
44
48
25
19
28
24
36
2
15
77
96
26
53
74
78
29
76
1
35
75
32
26
22
27
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
------
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
162240
131679
76020416
105701X
19151216
74550412
10040400
74780616
73800600
106933X
130804
73350600
106888X
19131316
76020412
145204
71673
174973
74760512
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
74760644
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Peerless Model 206-545C
(Order Parts From Transaxle
Manufacturer)
Spring Extension Brake
Pulley Transaxle 18" tires
Ring Retainer # 5100-62
Strap Torque Rh Pnt Blk
Screw 5/16-18 X 3/4
Bracket T/A Saddle Shift
Rod Shifter Black(dana)
Pin
Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole
Washer 15/32 X 3/4 X 16ga
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF Gr. 8 W/Patch
Washer
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5
Nut
Knob Rd 1/2-13 Plstc Thds Blk
Rod Brake Lt
Nut
Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc
Washer
Pin
Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt
Cap Parking Brake
Bracket Transmission
Bolt
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot
Bearing Nylon Blk 629 Id
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 2-3/4
Spacer Split 395 X 59 Bzp
Keeper Belt Idler
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 12 Ga
Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
70
72
74
75
76
77
78
79
96
112
113
116
145
150
151
170
202
204
154407
123205X
74760624
73680600
73680500
105710X
105709X
74760620
130801
169691
17060612
8883R
140186
71170764
10040700
154778
134683
19132012
137057
121749X
12000001
123583X
121748X
2228M
4497H
19091210
127285X
72110610
74490540
165850
19133210
173898
72110612
17060516
DESCRIPTION
Bellcrank Clutch
Retainer Belt Style Spring
Bolt
Nut
Nut
Link Clutch 7 66
Spring Return Clutch 6 75
Bolt
V-belt Ground Drive 95
Keeper Belt Chassis Span Ctr.
Screw 3/8-16x3/4
Cover Pedal Blk Round
Pulley Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer, Lock, Hvy Hlcl Spring 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine Flproof
Guide Belt Dr Mower Rh
Washer 13/32 X 1-1/4 X 12 Ga
Spacer Axle
Washer 25/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
E Ring
Key Square 2 0 X 1845/ 1865
Washer 25/32 X 1 5/8 X 16ga
Key Woodruff
Retainer Spring 1”
Washer 9/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Strap Torque Lh
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 x Gr. 5
Bushing Bellcrank
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Keeper Belt
Bolt Carr. Sh. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
STEERING ASSEMBLY
38
63
11
39
1
41
42
37
37
36
62
44
51
8
54
17
27
18
68
67
67
19
46
8
23
22
47
6
9
65
46
85
2
11
67
13
8
66
40
7
29
79
85
6
9
9
5
47
80
25
7
3
32
9
5
68
11
82
29
26
4
43
15
40
15
43
29
28
15
10
30
34
6
8
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
140044X428 Wheel Steering Auto Black
2
154427
Axle Asm Front
3
156483
Spindle Asm Lh
4
157473
Spindle Asm Rh
5
6266H
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
6
121748X
Washer 25/32 X 1 5/8 X 16ga
7
19272016
Washer 27/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
8
12000029
Ring Klip #t5304-75
9
3366R
Bearing Col Strg Blk
10
169832
Link Drag Extended
11
10040600
Lockwasher
13
136518
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
15
145212
Hex Flange Lock
17
156546
Shaft Asm Strg 5/8 X 15 19 Lt
18
57079
Washer Thrust 515x 750x 033
19
160395
Support Shaft
22
165857
Screw Hex Wsh Hd Torx
23
165851
Shaft Asm Pittman
25
154406
Bracket Steering
26
126847X
Bushing Rod Tie Blk Lt
27
136874
Gear Sector
28
19131416
Washer 13/32 X 7/8 X 16ga
29
17060612
Screw 3/8-16x3/4
30
76020412
Pin
32
130465
Rod Tie Wire Form 19 75 Mech
36
155099
Bushing Strg 5/8 Id Dash
37
152927
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
38
140045X428 Insert Cap Strg
39
19133812
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12Ga
40
7810H
Locknut Center
41
100711L
Adaptor Wheel Strg 640/ 635id
42
145054X428 Boot Dash Steering
43
121749X
Washer 25/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
44
153720
Extension Steering Non-Adjust
46
121232X
Cap Spindle Fr Top Blk
47
6855M
Fitting Grease
51
73800500
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins.
54
74780520
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 Unc P
62
167902
Kit Steering Assembly Service
63
74780616
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc x Gr. 5
65
160367
Spacer Brace Axle
66
154404
Bearing Arm Pittman
67
72140618
Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 Unc x 2-3/4
68
169827
Brace Axle
79
19132012
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
80
74950612
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
82
169835
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
85
133835
Fastener Christmas Tree
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
ENGINE
3
2
72
62
1
81
13
78
38
32
14
16
44
78
46
33
37
31
33
40
45
29
23
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
36
4
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
170551
17720410
------
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
38
40
44
45
46
62
72
78
81
137352
165291
148356
11050600
169837
137180
109202X
140527
123487X
137040
148315
124028X
17670412
17000612
19091416
10040500
71070512
17060620
73510400
DESCRIPTION
Control Throt /Ch Flag
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine Briggs Model 287707
(Order Parts From Engine Manufacturer)
Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt
Gasket 1 313 Id Tin Plated
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield Browning/Debris Guard
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr
Cap Asm Fuel W/sym Vented
Clamp Hose Blk
Line Fuel 20"
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Bushing Snap Nyl Blk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4
Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16ga
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Screw Hexhd Cap 5/16-18x3/4
Screw 3/8-16x1-1/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
SEAT ASSEMBLY
1
8
8
9
14
9
7
7
10
5
6
22
21
2
24
5
26
16
25
15
23
4
13
17
3
12
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
13
140116
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
73800600
124181X
17000616
19131614
174894
121246X
121248X
Seat
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk )
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga
Clip Push-In Hinged
Nut
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 Blk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk )
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap Blk Nyl 50 Id
14
72050412
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
15
134300
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Yel Zinc
16
121250X
Spring Cprsn 1 27 Blk Pnt
17
123976X
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Flg Gr 5 Zinc
21
171852
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc Blkz-2A
22
73800500
Nut
23
71110814
Bolt Hex Black
24
19171912
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga
25
127018X
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x 62
26
10040800
Lockwasher
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
38
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
DECALS
4
3
2
10
12
12
9
16
1
6
11
20
14
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
6
9
10
11
157163
158168
158037
158038
170563
158166
157140
101892X
Decal Instruction Operat English
Decal Ins Strg Wh
Decal Hood Rh
Decal Hood Lh
Decal, Warning
Decal Fender Logo
Decal Danger English
Decal Clutch/brake English
12
14
16
20
-----
173493
160396
145005
176396
138311
133671
176038
176039
Decal Fender
Decal V-belt Schematic 42"
Decal Battery Danger/Poison
Decal HP Engine
Decal Lift Handle
Pad Footrest
Manual Owner’s English
Manual Owner’s French
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
106268X
7152J
104757X428
144334
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Front (Service Item Only)
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 18x9.5-8 C Service
Tube Rear (Service Item Only)
Cap Axle Blk 1 50 X 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
WHEELS & TIRES
1
2
5,8
4,10
7
3,9
6
11
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
MOWER LIFT
7
8
5
1
3
13
2
4
6
6
11
5
4
12
13
19
20
13
15
31
32
13
19
20
17 18 20
16
20
15
31
32
40
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
MOWER LIFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
109413X
124526X
139865
139866
4939M
173288
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Wire Asm Inner/Sprg w/Plunger
Shaft Asm Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing Nylon
Grip Handle
Button Plunger
Link Lift Lh
Link Lift Rh
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion Blk Zinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Rear
Retainer Spring
Bearing Pvt Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
MOWER DECK
68
40
37
36
40
67
157
158
156
153
151
143
155
144
45
150
40
37
159
152
46
153 154
145
44
116
113 111
114
48
54
115
120
117
59
56
53
52 55
51
147
142
49
50
146
33
32
31
30
121
119
148
121
35
118
114
34
21
21
112
115
118
117
119
1
147
2
21
142
120
116
113
21
22
23
24
25
26
2
16
28
15
14
20
18
3
4
18
149
13
5
6
11
19
21
10
9
8
42
29
27
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO14542B
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
165892
72140506
138017
165460
4939M
130832
850857
10030600
140296
138498
137645
128774
110485X
140329
72140505
132827
159770
73680500
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
72110614
133835
131494
19131316
73680600
140088
4497H
137729
133944
174284
131340
69180
139888
131845
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Asm Fr. Sway Bar 3/42
Bracket Asm Deck 42" Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt 3/8-24 x 25 Grade 8 patched
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector Mower 42"
Cap, Sleeve 80 x 112 Blk Mower
Spring, Torsion, Deflector 2 52
Nut, Push Phos & Oil
Shield, Deflector 42" Blk
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge 42" 6 75 W/G
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
Washer, Spacer Mower Vented
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock 9/16
Bolt
Fastener, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge
Nut
Guard, Mandrel, LH
Retainer
Screw, Thdrol 1/4-20 x 5/8 T
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
54
55
56
59
67
68
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
--
133943
155046
165723
141043
106932X
144959
155197
155198
17060514
73510500
72110504
4898H
105455X
73930600
19121414
19171512
143723
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
72140614
130794
--
171491
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard TUV Idler
Knob
V-Belt, 42" Mower
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw Tapping 5/16 - 18 Unc
Nut, Keps 5/16 - 18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut Centerlock 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Washer 17/32 x 15/16 x 12 Ga.
Bracket, Extruded
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch Cable
Clutch Cable 42"
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention LVR CLTCH CAB
Spacer Clutch Cable
Rod Clutch Cable 3/8"
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 UNC x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10,12-15, 31 and 33)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck - Order separately mulcher
plate and gauge wheel components
Key Nos. 101-106, and 111-121)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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SERVICE NOTES
44
LIMITED WARRANTY
The Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser that this product as manufactured is free from defects in materials and workmanship. For a period of two (2) years from date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser, we will repair
or replace, at our option, without charge for parts or labor incurred in replacing parts, any part which we find to be defective
due to materials or workmanship. This Warranty is subject to the following limitations and exclusions.
1.
This warranty does not apply to the engine, other than FHP manufactured transaxle/transmission components, battery
(except as noted below) or components parts thereof. Please refer to the applicable manufacturer's warranty on these
items.
2.
Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser. Transportation charges for any parts submitted for replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser unless such return is requested by Frigidiare Home Products.
3.
Battery Warranty: On products equipped with a Battery, we will replace, without charge to you, any battery which we find
to be defective in manufacture, during the first ninety (90) days of ownership. After ninety (90) days, we will exchange the
Battery, charging you 1/12 of the price of a new Battery for each full month from the date of the original sale. Battery must
be maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished.
4.
The Warranty period for any products used for rental or commercial purposes is limited to 90 days from the date of original purchase.
5.
This Warranty applies only to products which have been properly assembled, adjusted, operated, and maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished. This Warranty does not apply to any product which has been subjected to alteration, misuse, abuse, improper assembly or installation, delivery damage, or to normal wear of the product.
6.
Exclusions: Excluded from this Warranty are belts, blades, blade adapters, normal wear, normal adjustments, standard
hardware and normal maintenance.
7.
In the event you have a claim under this Warranty, you must return the product to an authorized service dealer.
Should you have any unanswered questions concerning this Warranty, please contact:
In Canada contact:
Frigidaire Home Products
Outdoor Products Customer Service Dept.
250 Bobby Jones Expressway
Augusta, GA 30909 USA
Frigidiare Home Products
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
giving the model number, serial number and date of purchase of your product and the name and address of the authorized
dealer from whom it was purchased.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME TIME PERIODS STATED HEREIN FOR OUR EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. Some areas do
not allow the limitation of consequential damages or limitations of how long an implied Warranty may last, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which
vary from locale to locale.
This is a limited Warranty within the meaning of that term as defined in the Magnuson-Moss Act of 1975.
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SERVICE
®
TECUMSEH
Issued January 1980
Revised January 1991
POLICY
WARRANTY
®
TECUMSEH
LIMITED WARRANTIES
FOR
NEW PEERLESS GEAR POWER TRAIN COMPONENTS
A. Products Warranted
Peerless Gear and Machine Division of Tecumseh Products Company (“Tecumseh”), subject to the limitations contained
below,will, at its option, repair or replace, without charge for parts or labor only, any part of a new Power Train Component (which as
used herein means and includes the transaxle, gear box, transmission, differential and right angle drives, and any part of the Power
Train Component), EXCEPT any new Power Train Component incorporated in equipment used for commercial or rental purposes,
which is found upon examination by any Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet or by Tecumseh’s factory in Grafton, Wisconsin, to be
DEFECTIVE IN MATERIAL AND/OR WORKMANSHIP if received by Tecumseh or a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet for such examination within TWO YEARS from the date of sale to the original consumer purchaser of Peerless Series 820, 900, 910, 915, 920,
930 transaxles and Series 1100 angle drive and ONE YEAR for all other Peerless products. New Power Train Components incorporated in equipment used for commercial purposes are warranted in the same manner and to the same extent EXCEPT such Power
Train Components are warranted for NINETY (90) DAYS ONLY, and must be received by Tecumseh or by a Tecumseh Authorized
Service Outlet for such examination within 90 days from the date of sale to the original purchaser. New Power Train Components Incorporated in equipment used for rental purposes are warranted in the same manner and to the same extent EXCEPT such Power
Train Components are warranted for THIRTY (30) DAYS ONLY, and must be received by Tecumseh or a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet within 30 days from the date of sale to the original purchaser.
B. Products And Items Not Warranted
1.
2.
Alterations or Modifications of Power Train Components.
Accidents, Normal Maintenance, Failure to follow the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s Manual.
This warranty covers only parts of new Power Train Components which are found upon examination to be defective in material
or workmanship as delivered to the original purchaser. This warranty does not cover defects caused by depreciation or damage
caused by normal wear, accidents, improper maintenance, improper use or abuse of the product, failure to follow the instructions
contained in an Instruction Manual for the operation of the Power Train Component and parts. The cost of normal maintenance and
replacement of service items which are not defective shall be paid for by the original purchaser.
C. Securing Warranty Service
Warranty service can be arranged for by contacting either a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet (any Tecumseh Registered
Service Dealer, Tecumseh Authorized Service Distributor, or Tecumseh Central Warehouse Distributor) or by contacting Tecumseh,
c/o Service Manager, Engine and Transmission Group Service Division, 900 North Street, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024. Warranty service can only be performed by a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet or by Tecumseh at its factory in Grafton, Wisconsin. At the time
of requesting warranty service, evidence must be presented of the date of sale to the original purchaser. The purchaser shall pay
any charges for making service calls and/or for transporting the product to and from the place where the inspection and/or warranty
work is performed. The purchaser shall be responsible for any damage or loss incurred in connection with the transportation of
Power Train Components and/or part(s) of the Power Train Components submitted for inspection and/or warranty work.
D. Limitation of Damages and Implied Warranties
The foregoing EXPRESSED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES. Neither Tecumseh nor any of
its affiliates makes any warranties, representations or promises, written or oral, as to the quality of the Power Train Component or
any of its parts, other than as set forth herein.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE EXTENT THAT EITHER MAY APPLY TO ANY PART(S) OF POWER TRAIN COMPONENTS, SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIODS OF
THE EXPRESSED WARRANTIES DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH A HEREOF. IN NO EVENT WILL TECUMSEH BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES AND/OR EXPENSES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation(s) or
exclusion(s) may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary
from state to state.
E. No Dealer Warranty
Tecumseh neither assumes nor authorizes any other person, natural or corporate, to assume for Tecumseh any other obligations or liabilities in connection with or with respect to any part(s) of a Power Train Component. The seller or dealer of part(s) of a
Power Train Component has no authority, whatsoever, to make any representations or promises on behalf of Tecumseh or to modify
the terms or limitations of Tecumseh’s warranty in any way.
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47
15° MAX.
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
CUT
OUT
ON D
THIS
OTT
IS A
ED L
15° S
INES
LOP
E
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
SIGHTING
GUIDE
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION