Husqvarna GTH2548XP User's Manual

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GTH2548XP
Owner's Manual
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.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
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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 mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their
ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from serious injury.
Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris
build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts
and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause build-up to occur.
Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or
storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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
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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.
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• 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.
• 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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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.
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 over turn
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.
WARNING: 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: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of
the tractor.
WARNING: 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.
WARNING
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WARNING
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands
after handling.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
Gasoline Capacity
and type:
5 Gallons
Unleaded Regular
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Oil Type (API-SF-SJ):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
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Oil Capacity:
W/Filter: 4.0 Pints
W/O Filter: 3.5 Pints
Spark Plug:
(Gap: .040")
Champion
RCJ8Y
Ground Speed (MPH):
Forward:
Reverse:
Tire Pressure:
Front: 14 PSI
Rear: 10 PSI
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).
0 – 5.8
0 – 2.1
Charging System:
16 AMPS @ 3600 RPM
Battery:
AMP/HR:
MIN. CCA:
CASE SIZE:
Blade Bolt Torque:
45–55 FT. LBS.
Read and observe the safety rules.
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for
and using your tractor.
Follow the instructions under “Maintenance” and “Storage” sections of this owner’s manual.
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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 center/
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”.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MAINTENANCE ...................................................... 17-20
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 21-27
STORAGE .................................................................... 28
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................ 29-30
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR .................................. 32-45
SAFETY RULES ......................................................... 2-3
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 4
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES................................. 4
ASSEMBLY ............................................................... 6-10
OPERATION ........................................................... 11-16
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 17
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UNASSEMBLED PARTS
Gauge Wheel
Steering Wheel
(4) Adjusting Bar
Steering Sleeve
(4) Clevis Pins
(4) Wheels
Steering
Wheel Adapter
(4) Retainer Springs
(double loop)
Steering Sleeve
Extension
(4) Washers
3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga.
Steering
Wheel Insert
Seat
(4) Locknut
3/8-16
(4) Shoulder Bolt
Nose Roller
Rod
(4) Lockwasher
Nose Roller
(4) Hex Bolts 5/16-18 x 3/4
Mower
Nose Roller
Brackets
(2) Hex Bolts 5/16-18 x 1
(5) Retainer Springs
(double loop)
Retainer Spring
(2) Locknuts
5/16-18
(2) Retainer Springs (single loop)
(2)Flanged
Pins
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
Keys
(1)Front Plate
Assembly
(2) Keys
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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
STEERING WHEEL
INSERT
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
(1) Pliers
(1) Tire pressure gauge
(2) 9/16" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) 3/4" socket w/drive ratchet
HEX BOLT
LOCK WASHER
LARGE FLAT WASHER
STEERING WHEEL
When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means
when you are in the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
STEERING
WHEEL
ADAPTOR
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
TABS
STEERING
SLEEVE EXTENTION
UNPACK CARTON
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Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton .
Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton.
Remove end panels and lay side panels flat.
Remove mower and packing materials.
Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and
remove.
STEERING
SHAFT
STEERING
SLEEVE
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM
SKID
FIG. 1
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL (See Fig. 1)
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HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
Remove hex bolt, lock washer and large flat washer
from steering shaft.
Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft.
Align tabs and press steering sleeve extension into
bottom of steering wheel.
Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide onto steering wheel adapter.
Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with hex bolt,
lock washer and large flat washer previously removed.
Tighten securely.
Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering
wheel.
Remove protective materials from tractor hood and
grill.
CHECK BATTERY (See Fig. 2)
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Lift hood to raised position.
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 the Maintenance section of this
manual for charging instructions).
LABEL
IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES IN
SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR IS TO
ROLL OFF SKID.
FIG. 2
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INSTALL SEAT (See Fig. 3)
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of
controls)
Seat position should be adjusted forward or backward so
that the operator can comfortably reach clutch/brake pedal
and safely operate the tractor.
• Remove the two (2) bolts and flat washers securing
the seat to cardboard packing. Keep the two (2) bolts
only and place them with the two (2) identical bolts
and four (4) washers in the parts bag. Discard the flat
washers and cardboard packing.
• Release L.H. seat slide on seat pan by pulling out on
adjustment handle and sliding it to the rear position
exposing seat mounting holes from bottom. Slide R.H.
slide to same rear position.
• Mount rear of seat on slides using mounting bolts and
lock washers as shown.
• Pull out on adjustment handle and slide seat all the way
forward. Install front mounting bolts and lock washers.
Tighten all mounting bolts securely.
• Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat. Press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down. If operating position is not comfortable, adjust seat.
• To adjust seat: Grasp adjustment handle and pull out,
slide seat to desired position and release adjustment
handle.
L.H. SEAT
SLIDE
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Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever
to its highest position.
Release parking brake by depressing brake pedal.
Place freewheel control in disengaged position to disengage transmission (See “TO TRANSPORT” in the
Operation section of this manual).
Roll tractor forward off skid.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of
controls)
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.
• Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in Operation section
of this manual).
• Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal
and set the parking brake.
• 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.
• Release parking brake.
• Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly
drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor and set parking brake.
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
SEAT
HANDLE
PAN
LOCK WASHERS
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R.H. SEAT SLIDE
MOUNTING
BOLTS
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.
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ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLE GAUGE WHEELS TO MOWER
DECK (See Fig. 4)
TO ATTACH NOSE ROLLER
(See Fig. 5)
The gauge wheels are designed to keep the mower deck
in proper position when operating mower. Be sure they
are properly adjusted to ensure optimum mower performance.
• Slide gauge wheel bar down into bracket channel, Be
sure that gauge wheel bar aligning holes are on top.
Assemble gauge wheels as shown using shoulder bolts,
3/8 washers and 3/8-16 center locknuts and tighten
securely.
• For ease of mower to tractor assembly, raise gauge
wheels to highest position and retain with clevis pins
and spring retainers.
• Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower. See “TO
ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS” in the Operation section
of this manual.
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Assemble brackets "A" and "B" to the inside of mower
mounting brackets as shown. Tighten securely.
NOTE: Be sure bracket tabs are positioned in tab holes
in mower brackets.
• Position nose roller between brackets and install rod
and retainer spring.
LOCK
NUT
HEX
BOLT
ROD
"B"
BRACKET
TAB
HOLE
RETAINER SPRING
"A"
BRACKET
PIN
SHOULDER
BOLT
NOSE
ROLLER
RETAINER SPRING
ADJUSTING
BAR
FIG. 5
GAUGE
WHEEL
3/8-16 CENTER
LOCKNUT
3/8 WASHER
FIG. 4
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ASSEMBLY
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Position front plate assembly between front mower
brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes
and insert flanged pins. Secure pins with double loop
retainer springs between the plate assembly and mower
brackets.
NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged pin, the hole
in pin is inline with notch on head of pin. If necessary,
move mower side-to-side to give space between plate and
mower brackets.
IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower
pulley grooves.
• Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod into locking
bracket.
INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT
(See Figs. 6 and 7)
Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension
arms are raised with attachment lift control. Engage parking brake.
• Cut and remove ties securing anti-sway bar and belts.
Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck.
• Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right
side of tractor.
IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower
pulley grooves.
• If equipped, turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops.
• Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control.
• Be sure belt tension rod is in disengaged position.
• Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove.
• Place the suspension arms on outward pointing deck
pins. Retain with double loop retainer spring with loops
up as shown.
• Install front plate assembly to tractor suspension
brackets and retain with single loop retainer springs
as shown.
CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring
loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and
engage slowly.
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Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left
footrest and retain with double loop retainer spring.
If equipped, turn height adjustment knob clockwise to
remove slack from mower suspension.
Raise deck to highest position.
Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower as shown
in the Operation section of this manual.
LOCK BRACKET
BELT TENSION
ROD
(DISENGAGED
POSITION)
FRONT
SUSPENSION
BRACKETS
FRONT
MOWER
BRACKET
CHASSIS
BRACKET
ELECTRIC
CLUTCH PULLEY
DOUBLE LOOP
RETAINER
SPRING
FRONT
PLATE
ASSEMBLY
SINGLE
LOOP
RETAINER
SPRINGS
GAUGE
WHEEL
FLANGED PIN
DOUBLE LOOP
RETAINER SPRING
ANTI-SWAY
BAR
USE PLIERS FOR
RETAINER SPRINGS
SUSPENSION
ARMS
DOUBLE LOOP RETAINER
SPRING (OUTWARD POINTING DECK PINS)
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
LOOP UP
FIG. 6
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ASSEMBLY
✓ CHECKLIST
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.
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.
✓ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in
drive position.
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.
✓ It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See “TO
START ENGINE” and “PURGE TRANSMISSION” in
the Operation section of this manual).
CHECK MOWER LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower 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, mower
drive, and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
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OPERATION
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
CHOKE
FAST
IGNITION
SLOW
P
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
PARKING BRAKE
REVERSE
FORWARD
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER HEIGHT
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ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
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SLOPE HAZARDS
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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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 location of various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
LIGHT SWITCH
AMMETER
HOURMETER
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
THROTTLE
CONTROL
0
60
LIFT LEVER
60
AMPS
TECH
BRAKE PEDAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH SWITCH
CHOKE
CONTROL
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
MOTION DRIVE
BELT TENSION
HANDLE
IGNITION SWITCH
MOTION
CONTROL
LEVER
PARKING BRAKE
LEVER
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FREE WHEEL CONTROL
FIG. 7
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to engage mower
blades or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER - Used to raise and lower mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
BRAKE PEDAL - Used for braking the tractor and starting
the engine.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER- Selects the speed and direction of tractor.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine.
AMMETER - Indocates charging (+) or discharging (-) of
battery.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control engine speed.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for
pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used to start and stop the engine.
HOURMETER - Indicates hours of operation.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks brake pedal into the
brake position.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB - Used to adjust the mower
height.
MOTION DRIVE BELT TENSION HANDLE- Used when
changing motion drive belt and, if necessary, starting engine
under extremely cold conditions.
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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.
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.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 8)
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 brake pedal into full “BRAKE” position and
hold.
• Place parking brake lever in “ENGAGED” position
and release pressure from brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in “BRAKE” position. Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure.
CHOKE
CONTROL
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (See Fig. 8)
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces
the battery charging rate.
• Full throttle offers the best mower performance.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH
PULL OUT TO “ENGAGE”
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL (See Fig. 8)
PUSH IN TO
“DISENGAGE”
THROTTLE
CONTROL
LEVER
BRAKE PEDAL
“BRAKE”
POSITION
“DRIVE”
POSITION
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine.
Do not use to start a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push
knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 8)
IGNITION
KEY
CAUTION: Do not attempt to operate motion control
lever when the parking brake is set or when the
brake pedal is depressed. Doing so may result in
misadjustment to the drive control system.
MOTION
CONTROL LEVER
PARKING
BRAKE
“DISENGAGED”
“ENGAGED”
POSITION
POSITION
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Release parking brake.
• Slowly move motion control lever to desired position.
FIG. 8
STOPPING (See Fig. 8)
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch switch
to “DISENGAGED” position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress brake pedal into full
“BRAKE” position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
(See Fig. 8)
The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction.
) to raise cutting height.
• Turn knob clockwise (
) to lower cutting
• Turn knob counterclockwise (
height.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4-1/2".
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.
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER RETURNS
TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS
FULLY DEPRESSED.
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.
IMPORTANT: LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANY
POSITION OTHER THAN "OFF" WILL CAUSE THE BATTERY
TO BE DISCHARGED, (DEAD).
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OPERATION
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 9)
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
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.
NOTE: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).
• Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure
each gauge wheel bar.
• Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels
slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar
and insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should be slightly
off the ground.
• Replace retainer spring into clevis pin.
• Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting.
WARNING: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and
do not drive across any slope.
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IMPORTANT: THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER RETURNS TO
NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS FULLY
DEPRESSED.
•
•
•
IMPORTANT: BE SURE TO READJUST GAUGE WHEELS IFYOU
CHANGE THE CUTTING HEIGHT OF THE MOWER DECK.
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage
transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling
position. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar
of tractor.
• Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment
lift control.
• Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release
so it is held in the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2)
MPH.
• To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.
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.).
CLEVIS
PIN
FIG. 9
TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 10)
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.
• Lower mower with attachment lift control.
• Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch
control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
FIG. 11
LIFT LEVER
HIGEST POSITION
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER AT TACH MENTS
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.
LOWEST
POSITION
PUSH IN TO
“DISENGAGE”
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
FIG. 10
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
brake pedal.
Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting.
Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT (See Figs. 7 and 11)
RETAINER
SPRING
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
SWITCH PULL OUT TO
“ENGAGE”
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push brake pedal
quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
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OPERATION
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, push choke control in, wait a
few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start,
pull the choke control out and retry.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
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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
Maintenance section of this manual).
To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in
this manual.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and above)
• When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until
the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts
to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a
few seconds and then continue to push the control in
slowly.
• 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.
ADD GASOLINE
•
Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not overfill.
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.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and below)
• When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until
the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push
the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to
accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke
control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull
the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and
then continue to push the control in slowly. This may
require an engine warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
NOTE: In extreme cold conditions, if engine will not start, you
may need to disengage the motion drive belt as follows:
• Be sure parking brake is engaged.
• Remove retainer spring from the drive belt tension
handle to relieve belt tension.
• Start engine and allow it to warm up for three (3) minutes.
• Shut-off engine and engage parking brake.
• Engage drive belt tension handle and replace the
retainer spring.
CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GAS O LINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING.
CAUTION: 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.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP
• Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission
should be warmed up as follows:
• Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
• Place the motion control lever in neutral.
• Release the parking brake and let the brake
slowly return to operating position.
• Allow one minute for transmission to warm up.
This can be done during the engine warm up
period.
• The attachments can be used during the engine warmup period after the transmission has been warmed
up and may require the choke control be pulled out
slightly.
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.
TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 8)
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.
• Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged
position.
• Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal
and set parking brake.
• Move attachment clutch to “DISENGAGED” position.
• Move throttle control to fast position
• Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt.
For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may
not be needed.
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OPERATION
PURGE TRANSMISSION
MOWING TIPS
•
CAUTION: Never engage or disengage
freewheel lever while the engine is running.
•
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any
trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor.
•
•
IMPORTANT: SHOULD YOUR TRANSMISSION REQUIRE
REMOVAL FOR SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT, IT SHOULD
BE PURGED AFTER REINSTALLATION BEFORE OPERATING
THE TRACTOR.
•
•
Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and
parking brake set.
• Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control
in freewheeling position (See “TO TRANSPORT” in this
section of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position.
Disengage parking brake
• Move motion control lever to full forward position and
hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this
procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement
of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic
drive system.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shutoff engine and set parking brake.
• Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in
driving position (See “TO TRANSPORT” in this section
of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine
is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
Disengage parking brake.
• Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the
tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move
motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat
this procedure with the motion control lever three (3)
times.
• Your transmission is now purged and now ready for
normal operation.
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 tractor. 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. 12).
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FIG. 12
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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.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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Check Tire Pressure
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Check Operator Presence and
Interlock Systems
Check for Loose Fasteners
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Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades
3
Lubrication Chart
Check Battery Level
4
Clean Battery and Terminals
Check Transaxle Cooling
Check V-Belts
Check Engine Oil Level
Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)
1,2
Clean Air Filter
2
Clean Air Screen
2
Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
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Clean Engine Cooling Fins
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Change Engine Oil (without oil filter)
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Replace Spark Plug
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
2
Replace Fuel Filter
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-lbs. maximum.
Do not overtighten.
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.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION CHART
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 airfuel mixture and help your engine run better and last
longer.
➀ TIE ROD BALL JOINTS
➁ SPINDLE ZERK
➁ SPINDLE ZERK
➁ FRONT WHEEL
BEARING ZERK
➁ FRONT WHEEL
BEARING ZERK
➁ STEERING
➂ ENGINE
SECTOR GEAR
TEETH
➁ MANDREL
ZERKS
BEFORE EACH USE
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Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
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SPRAY SILICONE LUBRICANT (MOVE BOOTS TO LUBRICATE)
GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
REFER TO MAINTENANCE“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.
MAINTENANCE
TRACTOR
MANDREL
ASSEMBLY
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BLADE
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).
BLADE BOLT
(SPECIAL)
STAR
TIRES
•
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.
FIG. 13
TO SHARPEN BLADE (See Fig. 14)
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 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..
CENTER HOLE
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace
bent or damaged blades.
BLADE
BLADE REMOVAL (See Fig. 13)
5/8" BOLT
OR PIN
•
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade
with heavy cloth.
• Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
• Install new or resharpened blade with stamped "THIS
SIDE UP" facing deck and mandrel assembly.
FIG. 14
BATTERY
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.
IMPORTANT: TO ENSURE PROPER ASSEMBLY, CENTER
HOLE IN BLADE MUST ALIGN WITH STAR ON MANDREL
ASSEMBLY.
•
Install and tighten blade bolt securely (45-55 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: SPECIAL BLADE BOLT HEAT TREATED.
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MAINTENANCE
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least
once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill
cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to “leak” power.
• Remove terminal guard.
• 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).
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 15 and 16)
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 yellow cap from bottom fitting of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the fitting.
V-BELTS
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.
OIL DRAIN VALVE
TRANSAXLE COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean
to assure proper cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine
is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or
steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and
clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other
materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use
compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins.
YELLOW
CAP
TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
FIG. 16
The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should
the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your
nearest authorized ser vice center/department.
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ENGINE
LUBRICATION
•
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.
•
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
•
SAE 30
5W-30
-20
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30
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40
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CLOSED
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POSITION
DRAIN
TUBE
100
80
20
30
40
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.
Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on
the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when
taking reading. Keep oil at “FULL” line on dipstick.
Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished.
TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
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CLEAN AIR SCREEN
FIG. 15
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. See engine manual.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil.
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MAINTENANCE
AIR FILTER
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 17)
Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. See
engine manual.
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.
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil
change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one
year. See engine manual.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester
(if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
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.
CLAMP
FUEL FILTER
FIG. 17
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 or pressure
washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or
transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use
compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves
and trash from tractor and mower.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
• Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position.
• Turn ignition key to “STOP” 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.
TO INSTALL MOWER
TRACTOR
Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension
arms are raised with attachment lift control. Engage parking brake.
• Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck.
• Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right
side of tractor.
TO REMOVE MOWER (See Fig. 18)
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Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position.
If equipped, turn height adjustment knob to lowest
setting.
Lower mower to its lowest position.
Disengage belt tension rod from lock bracket.
IMPORTANT: CHECK BELT FOR PROPER ROUTING IN ALL
MOWER PULLEY GROOVES.
CAUTION: Rod is spring loaded. Have a
tight grip on rod and release slowly.
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Remove retainer spring holding anti-swaybar to chassis
bracket and disengage anti-swaybar from bracket.
Remove four retainer springs from front plate assembly
and remove plate.
Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck
and disengage arms from deck.
Raise attachment lift to its highest position.
Slide mower forward and remove belt from electric
clutch pulley.
Slide mower out from under right side of tractor.
•
If equipped, turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops.
Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control.
Be sure belt tension rod is in disengaged position.
Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove.
Place the suspension arms on outward pointing deck
pins. Retain with double loop retainer spring with loops
up as shown.
Install front plate assembly to tractor suspension
brackets and retain with single loop retainer springs
as shown.
LOCK BRACKET
SUSPENSION
ARMS
FRONT
MOWER
BRACKET
BELT TENSION ROD
(DISENGAGED POSITION)
ELECTRIC
CLUTCH
PULLEY
FRONT PLATE
ASSEMBLY
DOUBLE LOOP
RETAINER
SPRING
CHASSIS
BRACKET
SINGLE LOOP
RETAINER
SPRING
RETAINER
SPRING
USE PLIERS FOR
RETAINER SPRINGS
LOOP UP
FLANGED PIN
ANTI-SWAY
BAR
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
SUSPENSION ARMS
DOUBLE LOOP
RETAINER SPRINGS
(Outward pointing
deck pins)
FIG. 18
21
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
•
Position front plate assembly between front mower
brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes
and insert flanged pins. Secure pins with double loop
retainer springs between the plate assembly and mower
brackets.
NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged pin, the hole in
pin is inline with notch on head of pin. If necessary, move
mower side-to-side to give space between plate and mower
brackets.
SUSPENSION ARM
LIFT LINK
ADJUSTMENT NUT
FIG. 20
IMPORTANT: CHECK BELT FOR PROPER ROUTING IN ALL
MOWER PULLEY GROOVES.
•
Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod into locking
bracket.
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 21 and 22)
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-TO-SIDE.
CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring
loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and
engage slowly.
•
•
•
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower blades should
be adjusted so the front tip is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear tip when the mower is in its highest
position.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left
footrest and retain with double loop retainer spring.
If equipped, turn height adjustment knob clockwise to
remove slack from mower suspension.
Raise deck to highest position.
CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect
your hands with gloves and/or wrap
blade with heavy cloth.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Position any blade
so the tip is pointing straight forward. Measure distance "B"
at front and rear tip of the blade.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front plate links are equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
• To lower front of blade, loosen nut “C” on both front
links an equal number of turns.
NOTE: Each full turn of nut “C” will change distance. “B”
by approximately 3/16".
• When distance “B” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear,
tighten nut “D” against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of blade, loosen nut “D” from trunnion on
both front links. Tighten nut “C” on both front links an
equal number of turns. The two front links must remain
equal in length.
• When distance “B” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear,
tighten nut “D” against trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
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. 19 and 20)
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• Measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground
level at front corners of mower. Distance “A” on both
sides of mower should be the same.
• 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: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower
height about 3/16".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER
TO GROUND
A
BOTTOM
EDGE OF
MOWER
TO GROUND
GROUND LINE
BLADE
A
“B”
FIG. 19
“B”
FIG. 21
22
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE
EQUAL IN LENGTH
BELT
TENSION ROD
(DISENGAGED
POSITION)
RH
SUSPENSION
ARM
IDLER
PULLEY
RH MANDREL
COVER
ELECTRIC
CLUTCH
PULLEY
IDLER
PULLEY
NUT “C”
NUT “D”
SPRING
ARM
PRIMARY
IDLER ARM
TRUNNION
FRONT PLATE
ASSEMBLY
R.H.
MANDREL
FIG. 23
FIG. 22
TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE (SECONDARY)
DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 24)
MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL (See Fig. 23)
• Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking
brake.
• Lower mower to its lowest position.
• Disengage belt tention rod from lock bracket.
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
• Remove mower (See “TO REMOVE MOWER” in this
section of manual).
• Remove screws from R.H. and L.H. mandrel covers
and remove covers.
REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT
(Refer to “TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT” illustration
in this section of manual).
• Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H. mandrel pulley.
• Remove belt from idler pulleys.
• Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they
rotate freely.
• Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm
and spring arm.
CAUTION: Rod is spring loaded. Have a
tight grip on rod and release slowly.
•
Remove screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove
cover.
• Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have
accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck
surface.
• Disconnect R.H. suspension arm from rear deck bracket
by removing retainer spring.
• Roll belt over the top of R.H. mandrel pulley carefully.
• Remove belt from electric clutch pulley.
• Remove belt from idler pulleys.
• Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they
rotate freely.
• Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm
and spring arm.
MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION (See Fig. 23)
• Install belt in both idlers.
• Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley.
• Roll belt into upper groove of R.H. mandrel pulley carefully.
• Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in the
grooves correctly.
• Reconnect R.H. suspension arm to rear deck bracket
with retainer spring.
• Reassemble R.H. mandrel cover.
• Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod into locking
bracket.
REMOVE MOWER BLADE (SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT
• Carefully roll belt off L.H. mandrel pulley.
• Remove belt from center mandrel pulley, idler pulley,
and R.H. mandrel pulley.
• Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumulated
around mandrels and entire upper deck surface.
• Check secondary idler arm and idler pulley to see that
they rotate freely.
• Be sure spring is hooked in secondary idler arm and
secondary spring arm.
INSTALL NEW MOWER BLADE (SECONDARY) DRIVE
BELT
• Install new belt in lower groove of R.H. mandrel pulley,
idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown.
• Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel pulley. Make sure
belt is in all grooves properly.
REINSTALL MOWER DRIVE BELT
(Refer to “TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT” illustration
in this section of manual).
• Install belt into upper groove of R.H. mandrel pulley
and around both idlers. Pull belt to front of mower to
remove slack.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
•
•
•
•
Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control
in “transmission disengaged” position. Pull freewheel
control out and into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually
push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced.
Reinstall mandrel covers and securely tighten all
screws.
Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in all
grooves correctly.
Reinstall mower to tractor (See “TO INSTALL MOWER”
in this section of manual).
L.H. MANDREL
SECONDARY IDLER ARM
IDLER PULLEY
TO ADJUST BRAKE/REPLACE PADS
Contact a qualified service center.
SPRING
SECONDARY
SPRING ARM
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
(See Fig. 26)
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
For ease of service there is a belt installation guide decal
on bottom of left footrest.
• Remove mower (See “TO REMOVE MOWER” in this
section of this manual.)
BELT REMOVAL • Create slack in belt by removing retainer spring from
drive belt tension handle.
• Remove belt from all idler pulleys, transaxle pulley and
then from engine pulley.
BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt around engine pulley first, then around
transaxle pulley and lastly into all the idler pulleys.
• Check to be sure belt is positioned correctly and is on
proper side of all belt keepers.
• Engage the drive belt tension handle and replace the
retainer spring.
• Reinstall mower.
CENTER
MANDREL
R.H. MANDREL
COVER
FIG. 24
TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
(See Fig. 25)
The electric clutch should provide years of service. The
clutch has a built-in brake that stops the pulley within 5
seconds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which
may cause the mower blades to not engage, or, to not stop
as required. Adjustments should be made by your nearest
authorized service center/department.
• Make sure attachment clutch and ignition switches are
in “OFF” position.
• Adjust the three nylon locknuts until space between
clutch plate and rotor measures .012" at all three slot
locations cut in side of brake plate.
NOTE: After installing a new electric clutch, run tractor at
full throttle and engage and disengage electric clutch 10
cycles to wear in clutch plate.
ROTOR
RETAINER
SPRING
CLUTCH PLATE
DRIVE BELT
TENSION HANDLE
.012"
NYLON
LOCKNUT (3)
ENGINE PULLEY
BELT KEEPER
FLAT IDLER
SLOT (3)
00751
BRAKE PLATE
TRANSAXLE
PULLEY
FIG. 25
TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE
BELT
KEEPER
BELT
KEEPER
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest
speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved
surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted.
V-IDLER
BELT
CLUTCHING CLUTCHING
KEEPER IDLER
FLAT IDLER
FIG. 26
TO CHECK BRAKE
• Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface,
depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake.
24
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 27)
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
FRONT WHEEL (See Fig. 28)
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal.
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary.
• Park tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by turning
ignition key to “OFF” position and engage parking
brake.
• Loosen the adjustment bolt in front of the right rear
wheel.
• Move motion control lever to the neutral position (N).
• Tighten the adjustment bolt.
REAR WHEEL • Block rear axle securely.
• Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow wheel removal.
• Repair tire and reassemble. Replace and tighten hub
bolts securely.
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.
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
FIG. 27
TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT
WASHERS
Should your transmission require removal for service or
replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and
before operating the tractor. See “PURGE TRANSMISSION”
in the Operation section of this manual.
RETAINING RING
AXLE
COVER
TO AD JUST STEER ING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
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.
00663
FIG. 28
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 toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
25
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY
(See Fig. 29)
REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 30)
WARNING: 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.
WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the Maintenance section
of this manual).
If “jumper cables” are used for emergency starting, follow
this procedure:
•
•
•
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12 VOLT
SYSTEM. THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT
SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR BATTERY TO START
OTHER VEHICLES.
•
•
•
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to
short against tractor chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE
(-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good
chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery.
•
•
•
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
Lift hood to raised position.
Remove terminal guard.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery
cable and carefully remove battery from tractor.
Install new battery with terminals in same position as
old battery.
Reinstall terminal guard.
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery
terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery
terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely
Close terminal access doors.
Close hood.
TERMINAL
ACCESS
DOOR
KEPS NUT
HEX BOLT
POSITIVE
(RED)
CABLE
TERMINAL
GUARD
WEAK OR DEAD
BATTERY
NEGATIVE
(BLACK)
CABLE
FIG. 30
FULLY CHARGED
BATTERY
FIG. 29
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
•
•
•
•
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.
HOOD
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
HEADLIGHT
WIRE
CONNECTOR
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 of this manual.
02491
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The
fuse holder is located behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
(See Fig. 31)
•
•
•
•
FIG. 31
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.
ENGINE
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, see engine manual.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, see engne manual.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not
operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems,
take your tractor to an authorized service center for repair
and/or adjustment.
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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.
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.
WARNING: 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.
TRACTOR
•
•
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.
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 Maintenance 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 Maintenance 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.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See “ENGINE” in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
BATTERY
•
•
•
•
•
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 Maintenance section of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.
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.
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TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
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.
11.
Hard to start
CORRECTION
Engine valves out of adjustment.
Extreme cold conditions.
10.
11.
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.
See "To start engine" in operation section
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.
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 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.
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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) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn switch “ON”.
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(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.
Loss of drive
1.
2.
3.
Freewheel control in “disengaged” position.
Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken.
Air trapped in transmission during shipment
or servicing.
1.
2.
3.
Place freewheel control in “engaged” position.
Replace motion drive belt.
Purge transmission.
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.
30
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
SCHEMATIC
BLACK
RED
BATTERY
SOLENOID
RED
RED
A
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
M
RED
FUSE
STARTER
WHITE
C
WHITE
BLACK
G
RED
WHITE
S
BLACK
M
G
A2
A1
ELECTRIC CLUTCH
H
B
RED
IGNITION
SWITCH
A
BLACK
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
E
RED
D
ORANGE
BROWN
BLACK
L
F
BLACK
B
PTO (DISENGAGED)
BLACK
85
86
87
30
BLACK
BLACK
87A
GREEN
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
RELAY #1
GREEN
BLACK
SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
BLACK
HOUR
METER
BLUE
(OPTIONAL)
FUEL
LINE
BLACK
SPARK PLUGS
GAP
(2 PLUGS
ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
RED
IGNITION
UNIT
28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM
(REGULATOR DISCONNECTED)
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
16 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
ALTERNATOR
REGULATOR
RED
BROWN
BLACK
TACHOMETER
87
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
M + G + A1
ON + LIGHTS B + A1
ON
START
B + A1
B + S + A1
“MAKE”
86 87A 85
30
PTO SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
ON
C + G, B + H
C + F, B + E, A + D
HEADLIGHTS
RELAY
NONE
L + A2
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.
G F C
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
H
E
D A
31
B
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
ELECTRICAL
22
79
21
40
81
33
30
25
0
60
10
A
M
P 6
S 0
46
45
11
50
27
26
12
16
2
1
8
12
29
28
32
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
42
45
46
50
79
81
Battery
Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Battery Front 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon 1.4" Battery Front
Switch Interlock
Harness Socket Light w/4152J
Bulb Light
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20
Cable, Ground
Switch, Plunger Normal Op Olive
Switch, Ign
Key
Harness Ign.
Cover, Terminal Red
Ammeter
Hourmeter Snap-In
Switch, PTO
Bulbholder Asm
Relay Asm.
532 14 49-27
874 76 04-12
532 12 48-86
532 14 52-11
532 15 01-09
532 14 57-69
532 17 61-38
532 17 56-88
532 00 41-52
532 17 76-62
532 10 88-24
873 51 04-00
532 17 06-97
532 16 07-84
532 17 55-66
532 14 04-01
532 18 54-19
532 15 43-36
532 17 75-00
532 17 75-01
532 17 46-51
532 17 52-42
532 10 97-48
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
15
25
14
153
130
161
148
138
158
5
130
37
162
18
31
68
35
122
17
130
150
122
17
58
8
7
17
144
156
6
146
7
152
156
159
7
130
143
30
43
139
17
32
17
34
28
142
139
33
16
17
21
156
17
130
50
47
165
91
56
36
1
17
36
19
20
17
44 17
17
45
17
47
99
17
17
2
24
166
86
17
39
chassis-stealth_20-vgt
34
17
47
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
5
6
7
8
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
25
28
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
39
43
44
45
47
Rail, Kit RH
Drawbar, Gt
Dash, Plastic
Dash, 1PCS, Lower
Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Support, Battery
Hood Asm., Pnt
Lens LH
Cover, Access
Screw, 3/8-16 x 3/4
Grille
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr.5
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Footrest, RH
Lens RH
Footrest, LH
Saddle
Bracket Supt 1-pc Vgt Steering
Bracket, Frame Pivot Lh
Bracket, Frame Pivot Rh
Plate Asm Engine Chassis
Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16 Ga.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Fender, Pnt.
Bracket, Axle Front
Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh
Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh
Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Rh
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
532 18 03-75
532 17 52-82
532 18 56-04
532 15 78-82
817 72 04-08
532 14 51-66
532 17 75-83
532 16 18-41
532 12 17-94
817 06 06-12
532 17 75-84
819 13 13-12
874 78 06-16
873 80 06-00
532 18 10-58
532 16 18-42
532 18 10-57
532 14 50-52
532 16 14-19
532 16 13-27
532 16 13-26
532 17 70-18
819 11 11-16
817 06 05-12
532 18 17-20
532 17 52-78
532 13 69-39
532 13 69-40
532 17 60-18
817 49 06-08
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
50
56
58
68
86
91
99
122
130
138
139
142
143
144
146
148
150
152
153
156
158
159
161
162
165
166
Bracket, Chassis Front
Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh
Bracket Asm., Fender
Screw, 5/16-18 x 1/2
Bolt Hex 7/16-14 x 1 1/4 Gr. 5
Rail, Kit Lh
Rod Asm. Bypass
Screw Hex WSHD 8-18 x 7/8
Screw Hw Hd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
Cupholder
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18
Bracket Dash Stealth RH
Skirt Grille RH
Bracket Dash Stealth LH
Skirt Grille LH
Extrusion Bumper
Duct Heat Hood
Shield, Browning
Light Box Asm w/Lens
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh THDR 3/8-16 x 3/4
Consol Fuel Window
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 Unc
Bracket Support Tank
Nut, Lock Hex 7/16 Unc
532 17 54-76
532 17 60-16
532 18 35-69
817 49 05-08
874 78 07-20
532 18 03-74
532 17 71-43
532 16 14-64
532 17 18-75
532 18 17-98
532 17 18-73
532 16 18-97
532 17 75-86
532 16 19-00
532 17 75-87
532 16 46-55
532 16 12-37
532 17 79-56
532 17 97-65
817 00 05-12
817 67 06-08
817 00 06-12
532 18 17-87
532 14 24-32
532 18 35-54
873 80 07-00
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
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GROUND DRIVE
42
39
40
41
70
89
38
132
6
46
37
68
36
77
74
64
35
37
65
127
120
128
34
55
117
117
52
50
56
38
29
131
129
48
153
48
142
130
151
135 137
143
122
120
121
114
117
152
58
20
133
77
120
89
147
114
73
111
120
23
98
146
9
89
123
7
126
94
61
69
22
2
33
3
94
145
2
3
106
107
drive_6-vgt
138
145
1
108
36
112
69
33
125
124
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
-------
2
3
6
7
9
20
22
23
29
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
46
48
50
52
55
56
58
61
64
65
68
69
70
73
74
77
89
94
532 00 70-70
532 00 75-63
876 02 04-12
532 14 05-07
532 14 00-80
873 94 08-00
532 18 02-35
532 14 08-45
532 17 66-00
812 00 00-53
532 07 16-73
532 13 76-48
532 14 94-12
532 12 17-49
532 15 00-35
874 32 10-16
532 17 85-75
873 93 10-00
532 12 47-82
532 14 51-70
872 11 06-14
532 13 14-94
532 12 77-83
532 10 57-06
532 16 15-97
874 76 07-24
532 14 39-95
532 17 66-01
532 17 96-13
532 00 51-42
532 12 38-00
532 18 17-88
874 49 05-48
532 14 24-32
874 76 07-16
873 68 07-00
532 13 38-35
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Hydro Gear
311-3500 (Order Parts From
Transaxle Manufacturer)
Key Sq. 1/4 x 2.5
Washer
Pin, Cotter
Wheel, Hub Assembly
Bolt, Hub
Nut
Lever Asm Shift
Knob
Brake, Rod
Ring E
Cap, Parking Brake
Rod, Parking Brake
Spring, Drive Ground
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Nyliner
Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1
Actuator, Interlock VGT
Nut Centerlock 10-24 Unc
Cover, Pedal
Retainer, Spring
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 x 1.3/4 Gr. 5
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Pulley, Idler, Grooved
Bearing, Idler
V-Belt
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/2
Pulley, Transaxle
Shaft, Brake Pedal
Bolt, Shoulder
Pin, Roll
Washer
Console Automatic YT/GT
Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 x 3 Gr5
Screw Hex Wsh. Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1
Nut Crownlock 7/16-14 Unc
Fastener Christmas Tree
98
106
107
108
111
112
114
117
120
121
122
532 14 10-04
532 14 29-18
532 15 47-39
532 14 29-17
532 15 62-40
532 15 61-04
873 80 05-00
873 90 06-00
817 06 06-12
532 17 56-11
872 01 05-20
123
124
125
126
532 18 32-54
532 16 54-92
532 16 68-80
532 16 60-02
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
135
137
138
142
143
145
146
147
148
151
152
153
532 17 73-62
532 17 66-24
532 17 94-73
819 13 10-16
876 02 03-12
532 17 54-67
532 17 54-68
532 17 73-64
532 12 49-49
532 00 13-70
532 17 54-69
817 06 05-12
532 16 31-68
532 14 04-62
532 14 13-22
817 06 06-20
874 76 05-14
532 17 87-05
532 12 47-88
DESCRIPTION
Bracket Shift
O-Ring Asm Hydro Gear
Line Fuel Hydro 15” VGT
Cap Asm Vent Hydro Gear
Spacer Shift Lever VGTH
Washer Nylon High Temp
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins 5/16-18 Unc
Nut, Lock Flg. 3/8-16
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Bracket Strap Torque
Bolt RDHDSQ
5/16-18 Unc x 2-1/2
Rod Shift
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Washer SRRTD
5/16 ID x 1.0 x .125
Link Control Clutch
Spring Drive GRND
Bracket Asm Idler Tensioning
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Pin Cotter 3/32 x 3/4
Bracket Mtg Hydro 3500 LH VGT
Bracket Mtg Hydro 3500 RH VGT
Link Asm Control Hydro 3500
Nut Lock 5/16-18 NC Thd.
Washer Thrust 5/8 x 1.10 x 1/32
Strap Torque HG-3500
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Washer Axle Flange HG-3000
Fan 7" Hydro
Washer
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Bolt Hex 5/16-18 x 7/8
Bolt Hex 5/16 x 1 W/Patch
Spring, Retainer
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
STEERING ASSEMBLY
9
8
7
26
25
3
2
14
45
6
6
1
9
8
12
4
7
3
11
44
10
21
15
14
14
15
20
6
6
14
23
5
14
22
14
15
31
34
41
33
32
8
36
6
29
13
14
13
6
27
7
42
28
19
27
47
48
6
49
16
46
50
15
14
35
14
18
steering_12-vgt
38
8
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
31
32
33
34
35
36
41
42
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
Wheel, Steering
Axle Asm., Front
Fitting, Grease
Spindle Asm, LH
Spindle Asm., RH
Bearing, Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip #T5304-75
Cap, Spindle
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4
Spacer Brg Axle Front 1.570
Nut, Lock Flange 5/8-11 Unc
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf
Shaft Asm., Steering
Draglink, Ball Joint Solid Vgt
Support Asm., Steering Vgt
Boot Steering
Adapter, Wheel Steering
Bushing, Strg.
Screw
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Cap , Wheel Steering
Bearing, Col. Strg.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bearing, Flange
Bushing, Nyliner Snap
Washer 11/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4
Gear, Sector Steering
Tie Rod
Bracket Switch Inerlock VGT97
Screw 5/16-18 x 1/2
Extension Steering Premium
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/20 x 11 Ga.
Washer FLat 13/32 x 1/10 Ga.
Bracket Asm. Idler
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Pulley Idler Flat
Nut Lock Flg 3/8-16 Unc
532 16 66-27
532 17 85-57
532 12 48-36
532 16 18-49
532 16 18-48
532 12 49-31
532 12 17-48
812 00 00-29
532 12 12-32
874 78 10-44
532 13 65-18
873 90 10-00
532 12 17-49
810 04 06-00
532 12 47-01
532 14 51-03
532 17 55-72
532 15 60-11
532 17 75-92
532 15 99-45
532 15 51-05
532 15 29-27
874 78 06-16
532 16 66-26
532 12 49-37
817 00 06-12
532 10 42-39
532 13 81-36
819 11 16-10
810 04 05-00
874 78 05-12
532 13 80-59
532 18 67-99
532 15 52-46
817 49 05-08
532 17 75-93
819 13 24-11
819 13 16-10
532 17 94-71
817 06 06-12
532 17 58-20
873 90 06-00
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
ENGINE
1
83
22
25
62
69
21
20
80
70
71
82
84
24
35
80
84
81
12
2
11
18
41
42
15
43
10
37
47
9
28
29
31
26
27
37
39
1
--- -- --
2
8
9
10
11
12
15
18
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
31
532 14 97-23
532 12 13-61
532 17 77-48
532 17 52-87
532 17 93-35
532 14 39-96
532 17 91-15
532 18 18-03
532 17 81-47
532 17 18-75
532 17 81-48
811 05 06-00
873 92 06-00
532 12 49-52
532 13 92-77
532 12 47-03
532 13 71-80
532 14 50-06
SPARK ARRESTER KIT
40
engine-kawasaki_2 vgt
KEY PART
NO. NO.
8
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Engine Kawasaki, Model No.
FH721V (Order parts from engine
manufacturer)
Muffler Side
Pulley V-Idler
Keeper Asm. Belt Engine VGT
Bushing
Clutch Electric
Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch
Tank Fuel
Cap Fuel
Control Throttle
Screw HWHD Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
Control Choke
Washer Ext Tooth 3/8
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Bushing
Stem Tank Fuel
Fuel Line
Spark Arrester Kit
Clip Push-In Hinged
35
37
39
40
41
Washer
Clamp Hose
Screw TT 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Unc
Screw TT 3/8-16 x 4 Unc
Washer
1-1/2 OD x 15/32 ID x .250
42
810 04 07-00 Washer Lock 7/16
43
532 17 99-53 Bolt Hex 7/16-20 X 3.75 Gr. 5
47
532 17 52-88 Bushing
62
532 17 62-52 Shield Heat Muffler
69
--- -- --Gasket (Order from engine mfg.)
70
532 17 57-66 Tube Exhaust LH
71
532 17 57-67 Tube Exhaust RH
80
532 16 33-05 Nut Flange M8-1.25
81
532 14 84-56 Tube Drain Oil Easy
82
- - - - - - - - - Valve Oil Drain (Order from engine mfg.)
83
532 17 18-77 Bolt 5/16-18 Unc x 1-3/4 W/Sems
84
817 06 06-24 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
40
810 01 05-00
532 12 34-87
817 49 06-36
817 49 06-64
532 12 61-97
DESCRIPTION
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
SEAT ASSEMBLY
1
20
35
20
8
34
8
24
7
25
7
14
10
28
33 26
22
5
5
6
16
37
15
21
2
39
13
17
12
38
seat_4-vgt
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
5
6
7
8
10
12
13
14
15
16
17
Seat
Bracket, Pivot Seat
Clip, Push In Hinged
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Spring, Seat Cprsn
Bolt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Pan, Seat
Bracket, Mounting Switch
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, Split
Spring, Cprsn
Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Flg Gr. 5
532 18 49-95
532 14 05-51
532 14 50-06
873 80 06-00
532 12 41-81
532 17 18-77
532 18 24-93
532 12 12-46
532 12 12-48
872 05 04-12
532 12 12-49
532 12 37-40
532 12 39-76
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
20
21
22
24
25
26
28
33
35
38
39
Cap, Spring Seat
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18
Track Slide Seat LH Locking
Track Slide Seat RH Free
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 12 Ga.
Washer Split
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 1
Cap Vinyl
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1
Washer Flat 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga
532 12 42-38
532 17 18-52
873 80 05-00
532 17 79-46
532 17 79-47
819 11 10-12
810 01 05-00
874 78 05-12
532 17 84-26
871 11 06-16
819 13 16-10
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
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DECALS
7 12
3
4
5
5
15
10
9
24
6
23
2
17
14
23
11
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
10
11
12
13
Decal, Engine
Decal, Hood, RH
Decal, Hood, LH
Decal, Side Panel
Decal, Warning
Decal, Customer Resp.
Decal, Fender
Decal, Danger
Decal, Foot Rest
Decal, Final
Decal, V-Belt Sch
532 18 00-95
532 18 16-60
532 18 16-61
532 18 00-91
532 17 05-63
532 18 90-41
532 17 68-22
532 15 71-40
532 18 12-53
532 18 10-66
532 17 52-91
13
DESCRIPTION
14
15
17
23
24
-----
Decal, Caution
Decal, Ins. Strg Whl
Decal, Saddle Brake Parking
Reflector, Taillight
Decal, Btry Dngr/Psn
Decal, Bypass
Decal, Handle Lift (Lift Handle)
Manual, Owner’s (English)
Manual, Owner’s (French)
532 17 85-02
532 17 05-64
532 18 28-54
532 10 62-02
532 14 50-05
532 16 69-60
532 13 83-11
532 18 47-61
532 18 47-62
KEY PART
NO. NO.
WHEELS & TIRES
1
2
KEY PART
NO. NO.
11 3
7
4
10
5
6
9
8
12
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
532 05 91-92
532 06 51-39
532 18 18-39
532 00 81-34
532 14 87-41
532 12 49-57
532 12 49-59
8
9
10
11
12
--
532 17 50-39
532 15 16-07
532 00 71-54
532 18 18-40
532 12 48-60
532 14 43-34
DESCRIPTION
Cap, Valve, Tire
Stem, Valve
Rim Assembly, Front
Tube, Front (Service Item Only)
Tire, Front
Fitting, Grease
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Cap, Hub
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear (Service Item Only)
Rim Assembly, Rear
Fitting, Grease
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
wheel_art_1-vgt
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REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
LIFT ASSEMBLY
40
35 73
43
38
34
7
8
9
10
31
32
30
39
42
1
70
3
29
4
5
23
72
5
33
4
11
2
6
11
23
70
79
77
41
41
23
74
70
12
76
26
24 78
75
23
lift_rh_11
76
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
23
24
26
29
30
31
32
33
Rod Asm., Lever
Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt
Lever Asm., Lift Rh
E-Ring Truarc #5133-87
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Grip, Handle
Button, Plunger
Plunger, Lever Lift
Spring 0.620D x 2.125
Link Lift
Retainer, Spring
Retainer, Spring
Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Nut, Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion Infin Height
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spring, Compression Inf Hgt
Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
532 12 10-06
532 18 00-45
532 15 91-89
812 00 00-22
819 29 20-16
871 11 06-24
532 12 56-31
532 12 45-26
532 12 23-64
532 18 38-94
532 17 53-75
532 16 35-52
532 12 46-70
873 35 08-00
873 80 08-00
532 15 02-33
532 11 08-07
819 13 10-16
532 13 71-50
876 02 03-08
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
34
35
38
39
40
41
42
43
70
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
Rod, Adj Lift
Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Unc
Pointer Height Indicator
Plug, Hole Blk. 1.485/1.515 Dia.
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Nut, Lift Link 7/16-20
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga.
Scale, Indicator Height
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Nut Push Phos & Oil
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Arm Suspension Rear RH
Plate, Asm, Susp, Front
Pin Flange
Trunion Susp Arm
Trunnion, Front, Susp
Arm, Suspension LH
532 13 71-67
532 13 80-57
532 15 50-97
532 12 39-35
817 06 05-16
532 17 59-94
819 11 24-10
532 12 39-34
532 14 52-12
532 11 04-52
873 35 06-00
532 17 58-02
532 17 58-05
532 17 55-60
532 17 62-05
532 17 56-89
532 17 53-78
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
MOWER DECK
46
132 91
182
45
49
36
49
33
37
130
33
99
30
43
49
121
36
126 49
97
42
114
30
45
30
39
98
21
95
132
42
31
183
36
52
32
112
94
46
32
42
50
47
115
97
122
31
50
110
5
57
116
117
56
21
113
184
100
118
119
24
25
21
1
26
17
3
29
16
6
28
27
5
15
18
19
14
20
13
18
48
mower_deck.48prem_2
11
8
44
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. GTH2548XP(GTH2548XPB), PRODUCT NO. 954 56 78-95
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
3
5
6
8
532 18 18-48
532 17 89-15
532 12 46-70
532 17 80-24
532 17 43-65
11
532 17 39-21
--
532 18 00-54
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
36
37
39
42
43
45
46
532 17 43-60
532 17 43-58
532 11 04-85
532 17 44-93
872 11 06-10
872 14 05-05
532 13 28-27
532 17 43-78
873 68 05-00
532 10 53-04
532 17 81-02
532 11 04-52
532 18 17-07
819 11 10-16
532 13 14-91
532 17 39-84
532 12 99-63
532 17 78-65
532 17 83-42
819 13 13-16
532 17 79-68
532 17 43-75
532 12 20-52
532 17 43-73
532 18 08-06
532 13 77-29
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Deck Weldment Mower 48
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade
(The following blades are available)
Blade, 48" Mulching (For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 48" Hi-Lift (For bagging
and discharging)
Shaft Asm. w/Lower Bearing
Mandrel Asm.
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper Mandrel Deck
Bolt RDHD Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/16-18
Baffle, Vortex Mower
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion
Nut, Push
Deflector Shield
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw, Thdroll Washer Head
Washer, Spacer Mower Vented
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Flg. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Pulley, Idler, Driven
Spacer, Retainer
Arm, Idler Secondary
Cover, Mandrel Deck
Screw, Thdroll. 1/4-20 x 5/8
47
48
49
50
52
56
57
91
94
95
97
98
99
100
110
112
113
532 18 08-08
532 17 43-68
873 68 06-00
872 11 06-12
532 17 58-20
532 15 59-86
532 15 69-41
532 18 05-34
532 17 60-66
532 18 05-35
532 17 85-15
532 17 94-79
532 18 40-58
872 11 06-16
532 17 50-16
532 17 43-87
872 11 05-06
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
122
126
130
132
182
183
184
---
532 17 43-84
532 17 46-09
532 18 42-19
532 13 39-57
873 93 06-00
819 12 14-14
532 17 43-71
532 17 46-06
532 17 43-72
817 00 06-16
817 06 06-12
532 17 91-27
532 16 35-52
532 17 39-79
532 18 15-91
532 17 43-56
DESCRIPTION
V-Belt, Mower, Secondary
V-Belt, Mower, Primary
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Bolt, Carr. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley Idler Flat
Bar Pnt Adj.
Pin Head Rivet
Bracket N Roller LH
Roller Nose 48"
Bracket Asm N Roller RH
Washer Hardened
Spring Primary Drive
Pulley Idler"V"
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 Unc x 2
Arm Spring Secondary
Link Tension Relief Lever
Bolt RDHDSQNK
5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Tension Asm. Relief Lever
Arm Spring Tension Relief
Bolt, Shoulder
Gauge Wheel
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 Unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Spring Secondary Drive
Bushing Pivot Tension Relief
Arm, Idler, Primary Deck
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Rod Roller Nose Narrow
Retainer Spring
Keeper Belt Idler
Replacement Mower, Complete
Mandrel Asm. Service
(Includes Key Nos. 13-15 and 33)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
FOL
D AL
ONG
THIS
DOT
IS A
TED
15 D
LINE
EGR
EE S
LOP
E
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ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
15 DEGREES MAX.
WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
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SECTION 1: LIMITED WARRANTY
Husqvarna Forest & Garden Company (“Husqvarna”) warrants Husqvarna product to the original purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase for the “Warranty
Period” of the product as set forth below:
Lifetime Warranty: All tiller tines against breakage, trimmer shafts, ignition coils and modules on hand
held product.
3 Year Warranty: Spindles (on Zero Turn Riders and Commercial Walk-Behinds)
2 Year COMMERCIAL-Warranty: Husqvarna Commercial Turf Equipment—zero turn riders, wide area
walks, and ground engaging commercial equipment.
2 Year NON-COMMERCIAL Warranty: Automatic Mower, Riding lawn mowers, yard and garden tractors,
walk behind mowers, tillers, chain saws, trimmers, brushcutters, clearing saws, snow blowers, handheld
blowers, backpack blowers, hedge trimmers, electrical products and power-assist collection systems for
noncommercial, nonprofessional, noninstitutional or nonincome producing use, except as herein stated.
Emission control system components necessary to comply with CARB-TIER-II and EPA regulations,
except for those components which are part of engine systems manufactured by third party engine manufacturers for which the purchaser has received a separate warranty with product information supplied at
time of purchase.
1 Year Warranty: Power cutters, stump grinder, pole pruners and pole saws for non-commercial, non-professional, non-institutional or non-income producing use. All trimmers, brushcutters, clearing saws, hovering trimmers, stick edgers, backpack blowers, hand held blowers, hedge trimmers, power-assist collection
systems used for commercial, institutional, professional or income producing purposes or use.
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty with 100% replacement during the first 6 months.
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90 Day Warranty: Automatic Mower, Chain saws, power cutters, stump grinders, pole saws, pole pruners, snow throwers, model series 580 & 600 walk-behind mowers and commercial turf equipment or any
Husqvarna product used for commercial, institutional, professional, or income producing purposes or use
except as otherwise provided herein.
Husqvarna Safety Apparel carries a 90-day warranty from the date of the customer’s original purchase
for defects in material and workmanship. Normal wear, tear or abuse is not covered under warranty. Product must be returned to Charlotte with a warranty claim form. All care and maintenance instructions must
be followed as stated by the manufacturer on the care label. The fit of the protective apparel/boot is not
covered under warranty.
30 Day Warranty: Replacement parts, accessories including bars and chains, tools and display items.
SECTION 2: HUSQVARNA’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE WARRANTY
Husqvarna will repair or replace defective components without charge for parts or labor if a component
fails because of a defect in material or workmanship during the warranty period.
SECTION 3: ITEMS NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY
The following items are not covered by this warranty:
(1)Normal customer maintenance items which become worn through normal regular use, including, but not
limited to, belts, blades, blade adapters, bulbs, filters, guide bars, lubricants, rewind springs, saw
chain, spark plugs, starter ropes and tines;
(2)Natural discoloration of material due to ultraviolet light;
(3)Engine and drive systems not manufactured by Husqvarna; these items are covered by the respective
manufacturer’s warranty as provided in writing with the product information supplied at the time of purchase; all claims must be sent to the appropriate manufacturer;
(4)Lawn and garden attachments are covered by a third party which gives a warranty, all claims for warranty should be sent to the manufacturer; and
(5)Emission Control System components necessary to comply with CARB-TIER-II and EPA regulations
which are manufactured by third party engine manufacturer.
WARRANTY STATEMENT
SECTION 4: EXCEPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS
This warranty shall be inapplicable to defects resulting from the following:
(1)Accident, abuse, misuse, negligence and neglect, including stale fuel, dirt, abrasives, moisture, rust,
corrosion, or any adverse reaction due to incorrect storage or use habits;
(2)Failure to operate or maintain the unit in accordance with the Owner’s/Operator’s manual or instruction sheet furnished by Husqvarna;
(3)Alterations or modifications that change the intended use of the product or affects the product’s performance, operation, safety, or durability, or causes the product to fail to comply with any applicable
laws; or:
(4)Additional damage to parts or components due to continued use occurring after any of the above.
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
OF THE PURCHASER. HUSQVARNA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THESE PRODUCTS
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THESE PRODUCTS IS LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD AS DEFINED IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT.
HUSQVARNA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR IMPROVE THE DESIGN OF THE PRODUCT
WITHOUT NOTICE, AND DOES NOT ASSUME OBLIGATION TO UPDATE PREVIOUSLY M A N U F A CTURED PRODUCTS.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
SECTION 5: CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
The product must exhibit reasonable care, maintenance, operation, storage and general upkeep as written
in the maintenance section of the Owner’s/Operator’s manual. Should an operational problem or failure occur,
the product should not be used, but delivered as is to an authorized Husqvarna dealer for evaluation. Proof
of purchase, as explained in section 6, rests solely with the customer.
SECTION 6: PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN WARRANTY CONSIDERATION
It is the Owner’s and Dealer’s responsibility to make certain that the Warranty Registration Card is properly
filled out and mailed to Husqvarna Forest & Garden Company. This card should be mailed within ten (10)
days from the date of purchase in order to confirm the warranty and to facilitate post-sale service.
Proof of purchase must be presented to the authorized Husqvarna dealer in order to obtain warranty
service. This proof must include date purchased, model number, serial number, and complete name and
address of the selling dealer.
To obtain the benefit of this warranty, the product believed to be defective must be delivered to an authorized Husqvarna dealer in a timely manner, no later than thirty (30) days from date of the operational
problem or failure. The product must be delivered at the owner’s expense. Pick-up and delivery charges are
not covered by this warranty. An authorized Husqvarna dealer can be normally located through the “Yellow
Pages” of the local telephone directory or by calling 1-800-HUSKY62 for a dealer in your area.
HUSQVARNA
7349 Statesville Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
531 83 81-23
2002
532 18 47-61 Rev. 5 05.23.03 RD/TR
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