Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
TB 1942/2246/2350/2454 Hydro
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
TROY-BILT LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-10373
(December 8, 2014)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Troy-Bilt Tractor. It was carefully
engineered to provide excellent performance when properly
operated and maintained.
If applicable, the power testing information used to establish
the power rating of the engine equipped on this machine can be
found at www.opei.org or the engine manufacturer’s web site.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone a authorized Troy-Bilt service dealer or contact us directly.
Troy-Bilt’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website
address and mailing address can be found on this page. We want
to ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. We reserve
the right to change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related
issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications,
warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with your
machine, for more information.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices......................................... 3
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 9
Controls & Features.................................................14
Operation.................................................................17
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................21
Service..................................................................... 26
Troubleshooting..................................................... 30
Replacement Parts..................................................31
Attachments & Accessories................................... 33
Warranties.............................................................. 34
Record Product Information
Model Number
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by looking beneath the seat. This information will
be necessary, should you seek technical support via our web site,
Customer Support Department, or with a local authorized service
dealer.
Serial Number
Customer Support
Please do NOT return the machine to the retailer or dealer without first contacting the Customer Support Department.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.troybilt.com
See How-to Maintenance and Parts Installation Videos at www.troybilt.com/tutorials
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Call a Customer Support Representative at (800) 828-5500 or (330) 558-7220
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Write to Troy-Bilt LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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WARNING! This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed,
could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow
all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol. HEED ITS WARNING!
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING! Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling
DANGER! This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
General Operation
1.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
2.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
3.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and should be trained and supervised
by an adult.
4.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
instruction.
5.
To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury,
keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet
from the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
6.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys, and other
foreign objects which could be picked up and thrown by
the blade(s). Thrown objects can cause serious personal
injury.
7.
Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, sidewalks, bystanders and the like. Also,
avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction
which may cause discharged material to ricochet back
toward the operator.
8.
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation and while performing an adjustment or repair
to protect your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can
cause serious injury to the eyes.
9.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes and jewelry can be
caught in movable parts. Never operate this machine in
bare feet or sandals.
10.
Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge direction
and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower
without the discharge cover or entire grass catcher in its
proper place.
11.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
cutting deck. Contact with the blade(s) can amputate
hands and feet.
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12. A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade
contact or thrown object injuries.
13.
Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, or
roads and while not cutting grass.
14. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways. This machine is not intended for use on any
public roadway.
15.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
16. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
17.
Never carry passengers.
18. Disengage blade(s) before shifting into reverse. Back up
slowly. Always look down and behind before and while
backing to avoid a back-over accident.
19.
Slow down before turning. Operate the machine smoothly.
Avoid erratic operation and excessive speed.
20.
Disengage blade(s), set parking brake, stop engine and wait
until the blade(s) come to a complete stop before removing
grass catcher, emptying grass, unclogging chute, removing
any grass or debris, or making any adjustments.
21.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn
off blade(s), place transmission in neutral, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key before dismounting.
22. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck. This machine should not be driven up or
down ramp(s), because the machine could tip over, causing
serious personal injury. The machine must be pushed
manually on ramp(s) to load or unload properly.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over
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.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this
manual to measure slopes before operating this machine on
a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees as
shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this machine on that
area or serious injury could result.
Do:
1.
Mow up and down slopes, not across. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
2.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
3.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed setting so
that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.
Tires may lose traction on slopes even though the brakes
are functioning properly. Always keep machine in gear
when going down slopes to take advantage of engine
braking action.
4.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
5.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine.
6.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do
not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Rapid
engagement or braking could cause the front of the
machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards which could
cause serious injury.
7.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blade(s) and proceed slowly straight down
the slope.
23. Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
24. Check overhead clearances carefully before driving under
low hanging tree branches, wires, door openings etc.,
where the operator may be struck or pulled from the
machine, which could result in serious injury.
25. Disengage all attachment clutches, depress the brake
pedal completely and shift into neutral before attempting
to start engine.
26. Your machine is designed to cut normal residential grass of
a height no more than 10”. Do not attempt to mow through
unusually tall, dry grass (e.g., pasture) or piles of dry leaves.
Dry grass or leaves may contact the engine exhaust and/
or build up on the mower deck presenting a potential fire
hazard.
27.
Use only accessories and attachments approved for this
machine by the machine manufacturer. Read, understand
and follow all instructions provided with the approved
accessory or attachment.
28. 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.
29.
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If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgment. Contact your customer service
representative for assistance.
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Do Not:
1.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
2.
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, ditch, or if an edge caves in.
3.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on
the ground.
4.
Do not use a grass catcher on steep slopes.
5.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
6.
Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. Over-speeding
may cause the operator to lose control of the machine
resulting in serious injury or death.
7.
Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments (e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller, etc.) on slopes greater than 5
degrees. When going down hill, the extra weight tends
to push the tractor and may cause you to loose control
(e.g. tractor may speed up, braking and steering ability are
reduced, attachment may jack-knife and cause tractor to
overturn).
Children
Service
1.
Safe Handling of Gasoline:
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. They do not understand
the dangers. Never assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
a.
Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
b.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
c.
Before and while backing, look behind and down for
small children.
d.
Never carry children, even with the blade(s) shut off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
e.
Use extreme care when approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees or other objects that may
block your vision of a child who may run into the
path of the machine.
f.
2.
1.
To avoid back-over accidents, always disengage
the cutting blade(s) before shifting into Reverse. If
equipped, the “Reverse Caution Mode” should not
be used when children or others are around.
g.
Keep children away from hot or running engines.
They can suffer burns from a hot muffler.
h.
Remove key when machine is unattended to prevent unauthorized operation.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and should be trained and supervised
by an adult.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors are explosive. Serious
personal injury can occur when gasoline is spilled on
yourself or your clothes which can ignite. Wash your skin
and change clothes immediately.
a.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
b.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
before filling.
c.
When practical, remove gas-powered equipment
from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground.
If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment on
a trailer with a portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
d.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
e.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
f.
Never fuel machine indoors.
g.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine
is hot or running. Allow engine to cool at least two
minutes before refueling.
h.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than
the bottom of filler neck to allow space for fuel
expansion.
i.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
j.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
Towing
1.
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for
towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
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2.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for weight
limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
To reduce fire hazards, keep machine free of grass,
leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel soaked debris.
l.
3.
Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
4.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause
loss of traction and loss of control.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
as on a water heater, space heater, furnace, clothes
dryer or other gas appliances.
5.
Always use extra caution when towing with a machine
capable of making tight turns (e.g. “zero-turn” ride-on
mower). Make wide turns to avoid jack-knifing.
General Service
6.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
1.
7.
Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless,
and deadly gas.
2.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain the
blade(s) and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wire and ground against the engine to prevent
unintended starting.
m. Allow a machine to cool at least five minutes before
storing.
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Periodically check to make sure the blades come to
complete stop within approximately (5) five seconds after
operating the blade disengagement control. If the blades
do not stop within the this time frame, your machine
should be serviced professionally by an authorized Cub
Cadet Service Dealer.
Do not modify engine
4.
Check brake operation frequently as it is subjected to wear
during normal operation. Adjust and service as required.
Notice Regarding Emissions
5.
Check the blade(s) and engine mounting bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade(s)
for damage (e.g., excessive wear, bent, cracked). Replace
the blade(s) with the original equipment manufacturer’s
(O.E.M.) blade(s) only, listed in this manual. “Use of parts
which do not meet the original equipment specifications
may lead to improper performance and compromise
safety!”
3.
6.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves,
and use extra caution when servicing them.
7.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
8.
Never tamper with the safety interlock system or other
safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
9.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the engine.
Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage. Repair
the damage before starting and operating.
10.
Never attempt to make adjustments or repairs to the
machine while the engine is running.
11.
Grass catcher components and the discharge cover are
subject to wear and damage which could expose moving
parts or allow objects to be thrown. For safety protection,
frequently check components and replace immediately
with original equipment manufacturer’s (O.E.M.) parts only,
listed in this manual. “Use of parts which do not meet the
original equipment specifications may lead to improper
performance and compromise safety!”
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and
may include the following emission control systems: Engine
Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC), Secondary Air
Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
When required, models are equipped with low permeation fuel
lines and fuel tanks for evaporative emission control. California
models may also include a carbon canister. Please contact
Customer Support for information regarding the evaporative
emission control configuration for your model.
Spark Arrestor
WARNING! This machine is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and should not be used
on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrestor meeting applicable local or state laws (if
any).
If a spark arrestor is used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator. In the State of California the
above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public
Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws
apply on federal lands.
A spark arrestor for the muffler is available through your
nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
12. Do not change the engine governor settings or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
13.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
14. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
15.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
this product has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
or 390 hours of operation. At the end of the Average Useful
Life have the machine inspected annually by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety
systems are working properly and not worn excessively.
Failure to do so can result in accidents, injuries or death.
WARNING! Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and
follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
DANGER — ROTATING BLADES
Never carry passengers. Never carry children, even with the blades off.
DANGER — ROTATING BLADES
Mowing in reverse is not recommended.
WARNING — ROTATING BLADES
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the cutting deck. Contact with the
blade(s) can amputate hands and feet.
DANGER — ROTATING BLADES
Look down and behind before and while backing to avoid a back-over accident.
WARNING — THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can cause serious personal injury.
DANGER — SAFETY DEVICES
Keep safety devices (guards, shields, switches, etc.) in place and working.
WARNING — BYSTANDERS
Keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet from the machine while it is in
operation.
WARNING — SLOPE OPERATION
Do not operate this machine on a slope greater than 15 degrees. Do not mow across slopes.
Mow up and down slopes no greater than 15 degrees. Avoid sudden turns. Use low speed. If
machine stops going uphill, stop blades and back down slowly.
WARNING — HOT SURFACE
Engine parts, especially the muffler, become extremely hot during operation. Allow engine
and muffler to cool before touching.
DANGER — ROTATING BLADES
To reduce the risk of injury, keep hands and feet away. Do not operate unless discharge cover
or grass catcher is in its proper place. If damaged, replace immediately.
WARNING — FIRE HAZARD
Allow machine to cool before fueling or storing.
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WARNING — FIRE HAZARD
Do not drive through piles of dry leaves or tall grass.
WARNING — FIRE HAZARD
Do not allow debris to accumulate. The build up of debris can lead to a fire.
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Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Figure 1
line
Figure 2
(TOO STEEP)
15° Slope
WARNING! Slopes are a major factor related to tip-over and roll-over accidents which can result in severe injury or death.
Do not operate machine on slopes in excess of 15 degrees. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope
or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. Always mow up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
To check the slope, proceed as follows:
1. Remove this page and fold along the dashed line.
2. Locate a vertical object on or behind the slope (e.g. a pole, building, fence, tree, etc.)
3. Align either side of the slope gauge with the object (See Figure 1 and Figure 2 ).
4. Adjust gauge up or down until the left corner touches the slope (See Figure 1 and Figure 2).
5. If there is a gap below the gauge, the slope is too steep for safe operation (See Figure 2 above).
ashed
15° d
USE THIS SLOPE GAUGE TO DETERMINE
IF A SLOPE IS TOO STEEP FOR SAFE OPERATION!
(OK)
15° Slope
Slope Gauge
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Crate
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One Tractor
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One Operator’s Manual
NOTE: This Operator’s Manual covers several models. Tractor
features may vary by model. Not all features in this manual are
applicable to all tractor models and the tractor depicted may
differ from yours.
NOTE: All references in this manual to the left or right side and
front or back of the tractor are from the operating position only.
Exceptions, if any, will be specified.
One Engine Operator’s Manual
Install Operator’s Seat (If necessary)
To install the seat proceed as follows:
NOTE: The seat is shipped with the seat switch and seat
pan attached.
1.
Cut any straps securing the seat assembly and the drive
control levers to the tractor. Remove any packing material.
NOTE: Be careful not to cut the wiring harness connecting
the seat and the seat switch.
Tractor Preparation
Manually Moving the Tractor
1.
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Engage the transmission bypass rod to move the tractor
manually without starting it. The transmission bypass rod is
located on the rear of the tractor, on the frame. Engage the
bypass rod by pulling out. See Figure 3-1.
2.
Remove the two shoulder screws, flange bearings and
flange lock nuts in the seat pan as shown in Figure 3-2.
Figure 3-2
Figure 3-1
NOTE: If the tractor will not move or does not move freely
when pushing check if the bypass lever is fully open.
NOTE: Be sure that the nylon flange bearings remain in
place on the seat bracket mounting holes. If they come out
during the removal of the shoulders screws and flange lock
nuts make sure to replace them before installing the seat.
NOTE: The transmission will NOT engage when the
hydrostatic bypass rod is pulled out. Return the rod to its
normal position prior to operating the tractor. If the tractor
will not move when pushing on the forward/reverse pedals,
or moves slowly, check to see of the bypass valve is on.
CAUTION: Never tow your tractor. Towing the
tractor with the rear wheels on the ground may
cause severe damage to the transmissions.
2.
Disengage the bypass rod by pushing the rod back in after
moving the tractor. See Figure 3-1.
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3.
Rotate the seat into position and secure the seat into place
with the previously removed shoulder screws, flange
bearings and flange lock nuts. Be careful not to crimp or
damage the wire harness while installing the seat. See
Figure 3-3.
Lower Deck Discharge Chute Deflector
WARNING! Never operate the mower deck
without the chute deflector installed and in the
down position.
Check the mower deck for shipping braces (with tags) that may
be holding the chute deflector upward for shipment Some decks
have two braces (50” & 54”) and some have one (42” & 46”). If a
brace(s) are present, they must be removed before operating the
tractor. Holding the chute deflector fully upward, remove the
shipping brace(s) by grasping it and rotating it clockwise. Lower
the chute deflector. See Figure 3-5.
Figure 3-3
4.
Using the harness clip attached to the harness, secure the
excess wire to the fender by snapping the harness clip in
place as shown in Figure 3-4.
Figure 3-5
Figure 3-4
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Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
Installing the Steering Wheel (If necessary)
Installing the Front Bumper (If necessary/If so equipped)
The hardware for attaching the steering wheel has been packed
within the steering wheel, beneath the steering wheel cap.
Carefully pry off the steering wheel cap and remove the hardware.
The hardware for attaching the front bumper is shipped installed
into the bumper.
1.
1.
Remove the four hex screws from the bumper.
2.
Position the bumper brackets to the inside of the tractor’s
frame and secure it in place with the four hex flange
screws. See Figure 3-7.
With the wheels of the tractor pointing straight forward, align
the steering wheel by using the center-line on the front of the
steering wheel pointing straight ahead and the flat section of
the steering wheel facing toward the seat, place the steering
wheel over the steering shaft. See Figure 3-6.
Center-Line
Flat
Figure 3-7
Figure 3-6
2.
Secure the steering wheel with the hex bolt from under the
cap and torque to 18-22 ft.-lbs.
3.
Place the steering wheel cap over the center of the steering
wheel and push downward until it “clicks” into place.
Adjusting the Seat
To adjust the position of the seat, lift the seat adjustment lever
up. Slide the seat forward or rearward to the desired position;
then release the adjustment lever. Make sure seat is locked into
position before operating the tractor. See Figure 3-8.
NOTE: If the bolt securing the steering wheel is removed, it
is recommended that the bolt be replaced.
Figure 3-8
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Connecting the Battery Cables
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
CAUTION: When attaching battery cables, always
connect the POSITIVE (Red) wire to its terminal first,
followed by the NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
For shipping reasons, both battery cables on your equipment may
have been left disconnected from the terminals at the factory. To
connect the battery cables, proceed as follows:
Checking Tire Pressure
WARNING! Maximum tire pressure under any
circumstances is 14 psi on rear tires and 14 psi on
front tires. Equal tire pressure should be maintained
at all times.
The tires on your tractor may be over-inflated for shipping
purposes. Reduce the tire pressure before operating the tractor.
Recommended operating tire pressure is 14 psi on rear tires and
14 psi on front tires. Check the sidewall of tire for maximum p.s.i.
Setting the Deck Wheels
WARNING!: Keep hands and feet away from the
discharge opening of the cutting deck.
NOTE: The positive battery terminal is marked Pos. (+). The
negative battery terminal is marked Neg. (–).
1.
NOTE: If the positive battery cable is already attached, skip
ahead to step 2.
NOTE: The deck wheels are an anti-scalp feature of the deck and
are not designed to support the weight of the cutting deck.
Remove the plastic cover, if present, from the positive battery
terminal and attach the red cable to the positive battery
terminal (+) with the bolt and hex nut. See Figure 3-9.
Move the tractor on a firm and level surface, preferably pavement,
and proceed as follows:
1.
Check the tire pressure, make sure the pressure is correct
and equal on all tires.
2.
Make sure the deck is level, both front-to-back and side-toside. See the Maintenance & Adjustments section for deck
leveling information and instructions.
3.
Select the height position of the cutting deck by placing the
deck lift lever in the normally desired mowing height setting.
4.
Check the wheels for contact or excessive clearance with
the surface below. The deck wheels should have between
¼” and ½” clearance above the ground. Proceed as follows
to adjust the wheels:
a.
Raise the deck lift handle to its highest setting.
b.
Remove the front deck wheels by removing the
flange lock nuts and shoulder bolts that secure them
to the deck. See Figure 3-10.
Figure 3-9
2.
Remove the plastic cover, if present, from the negative
battery terminal and attach the black cable to the negative
battery terminal (–) with the bolt and hex nut. See Figure 3-9.
3.
Position the red rubber boot over the positive battery
terminal to help protect it from corrosion.
NOTE: If the battery is put into service after the date shown
on top/side of battery, charge the battery as instructed
in the Service section your Operator’s Manual prior to
operating the tractor.
Figure 3-10
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Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
c.
Place the deck lift lever in the desired mowing
height setting.
d.
Reinsert the shoulder bolt (with each deck wheel)
into the index hole that leaves approximately
½-inch between the bottom of the wheel and the
pavement. Tighten the flange lock nut and shoulder
bolt to between 25-30 ft-lbs using a torque wrench.
NOTE: Refer to Adjusting the Deck in the Maintenance
& Adjustments section of this manual for more detailed
instructions regarding various deck adjustments.
Gas & Oil
The fuel tank is located at the outer/left of the dash and holds
3 gallons of gas. Remove the fuel cap by turning it counterclockwise. Use only clean, fresh (no more than 30 days old),
unleaded gasoline. Fill the tank no higher than the bottom of the
fill neck to allow space for fuel expansion.
WARNING! Use extreme care when handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Never fuel the machine
indoors or while the engine is hot or running.
Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
NOTE: Your tractor is shipped with oil in the engine.
However, you MUST check the oil level before operating.
See the Service section for instructions on checking,
adding and changing oil.
CAUTION: Always check the engine oil level before
each use as instructed in the engine operator’s
manual. Add oil as necessary. Failure to do so may
result in serious damage to your engine
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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4
Controls & Features
Fuel Tank Cap
Throttle/Choke
Control Lever
or Throttle
Control Lever
(If so equipped)
Brake Pedal
Hour Meter
Ignition Module
Forward Drive Pedal
Choke Control
(If so equipped)
PTO Switch (If
so equipped)
Park Brake/Cruise
Control Lever
Reverse Drive Pedal
PTO Handle
Deck Lift Lever
Storage Tray
Cup Holder
Seat Adjustment Lever
Manual PTO
(If so equipped)
Transmission
Bypass Rod
NOTE: This Operator’s Manual covers several models. Tractor
features may vary by model. Not all features in this manual are
applicable to all tractor models and the tractor depicted may
differ from yours.
NOTE: References to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR indicate that
position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the
operator’s seat.
WARNING! Read and follow all safety rules and
instructions in this manual, including the entire
Operation section, before attempting to operate this
machine. Failure to comply with all safety rules and
instructions may result in personal injury.
Forward Drive Pedal
The forward drive pedal is located on the right side of the machine,
along the running board. Press the forward drive pedal forward to
cause the tractor to travel forward. Ground speed is also controlled
with the forward drive pedal. The further forward the pedal is
pivoted, the faster the tractor will travel. The pedal will return to its
original/neutral position when it’s not pressed.
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Reverse Drive Pedal
The reverse drive pedal is located on the right side of the tractor
along the running board. Ground speed is also controlled with
the reverse drive pedal. The further downward the pedal is
pivoted, the faster the tractor will travel. The pedal will return to
its original/neutral position when it’s not pressed.
Brake Pedal
The brake pedal is located on the left side of the tractor, along
the running board. The brake pedal can be used for sudden stops
or setting the parking brake.
NOTE: The brake pedal must be fully depressed to activate
the safety interlock switch when starting the tractor.
Seat Adjustment Lever
The seat adjustment lever is located below the left of the seat.
The lever allows for adjustment forward or backward of the
operator’s seat. Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up section for
instructions on adjusting the seat position.
Throttle/Choke Control Lever
(If so equipped)
The throttle/choke control lever is located on the left
side of the tractor’s dash panel. This lever controls the
speed of the engine and, when pushed all the way
forward, closes the choke for cold starting. When set
in a given position, the throttle will maintain a uniform
engine speed.
Ignition Module
WARNING! Never
leave a running
machine unattended.
Always disengage
PTO, set parking brake, stop
engine and remove key to prevent
unintended starting.
NOTE: When operating the tractor with the cutting
deck engaged, be certain that the throttle/choke
control is always in the FAST
position.
To start the engine, insert the
key into the ignition switch and
turn clockwise to the START
position. Release the key into the
Throttle Control (If so equipped)
NORMAL MOWING MODE
position once the engine has fired.
The throttle control is located on the left side of the
tractor’s dash panel. When set in a given position, a
uniform engine speed will be maintained.
Push the throttle control handle forward to increase
the engine speed. The tractor is designed to operate
with the throttle control in the fast position (full
throttle) when the tractor is being driven and the
mower deck is engaged.
Pull the throttle control handle rearward to decrease
the engine speed.
Choke Control (If so equipped)
The choke control is located on the dash panel to
the right of the throttle/choke or throttle control
and controls the position of the engine choke. Pull
the knob out/up to choke the engine; push the
knob in/down to open the choke.
Deck Lift Lever
Electric PTO tractors
Manual PTO tractors
To stop the engine, turn the ignition key counterclockwise to the
STOP
position.
CAUTION: Prior to operating the tractor, refer to
both Safety Interlock Switches and Starting The
Engine in the Operation section of this manual for
detailed instructions regarding the Ignition Switch
Module and operating the tractor in REVERSE
CAUTION MODE
.
Power Take-Off (PTO) Switch
(Electric PTO tractors)
The PTO switch is located on the dash panel
to the right of the LCD Service Minder & Hour
Meter.
Activating the PTO engages power to the
cutting deck or other (separately available)
attachments. See the Operation section for
information and instructions on using the PTO.
PTO/Blade Engage Handle (Manual
PTO tractors)
The PTO/blade engage handle is located on the right fender.
Activating the PTO engages power to the cutting deck or other
(separately available) attachments. See the Operation section for
information and instructions on using the PTO.
Transmission Bypass Rod
The lift lever is located in the right fender and is used to raise
and lower the deck. Pull the handle to the left out of the index
notch and push downward to lower the deck, or pull upward to
raise the deck. When the desired height is attained, move the lift
handle to the right until fully in the index notch.
The transmission bypass rod is located at the rear of the tractor
on the lower right section of the frame.
When engaged, the rod opens a bypass within the hydrostatic
transmissions, which allows the tractor to be pushed short
distances by hand. Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up section for
instructions on using the bypass feature.
Section 4 — Controls & Features
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Park Brake/Cruise Control Lever
Low Oil
The letters “LO” followed by the letters “OIL”, then followed by
the meter’s accumulated time will indicate the tractor is low on
oil. When an engine is not running and immediately after the
engine is started the oil pressure may be low. This can trigger the
“LO” “OIL” text. This is normal. If the low oil indication persists
stop the tractor immediately and check the engine oil level as
instructed in the Engine Operator’s Manual.
NOTE: The “LOW OIL” function only works if the engine is
equipped with an oil pressure switch.
Located in the center of the tractor’s dash panel below the steering
wheel, the park brake/cruise control lever is used to engage the
parking brake and the cruise control Refer to the Operation section
of this manual for detailed instructions regarding the parking brake.
NOTE: The parking brake must be set if the operator
leaves the seat with the engine running or the engine will
automatically shut off.
NOTE: Cruise control can NOT be engaged at the tractor’s
fastest ground speed. If the operator should attempt to do
so, the tractor will automatically decelerate to the fastest
optimal mowing ground speed.
Warning! Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always disengage the PTO, set the
parking brake, stop the engine and remove the key
to prevent unintended starting.
Hour Meter
LCD Service Minder & Hour Meter
When the ignition key is rotated
out of the STOP position but
not into the START position, the
LCD Service Minder and Hour
Meter will briefly display the
battery voltage, followed by the
tractor’s accumulated hours.
NOTE: Hours of tractor operation
are recorded any time the ignition
key is rotated out of the STOP
position, regardless of whether
the engine is started.
The LCD Service Minder will remind the operator of maintenance
intervals for changing the engine oil, air filter service, low engine
and low battery warnings.
Change Oil
The LCD will display the letters “CHG”, followed by the letters
“OIL”, followed by the letters “SOON”, then finally followed by the
meter’s accumulated time. “CHG/OIL/SOON/TIME” will alternate
on the display for 7 minutes after the meter reaches 50 hours.
This oil service minder interval will occur every 50 hours. Before
the interval expires, change the engine oil as instructed in the
Maintenance section of the Engine Operator’s Manual
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Section 4— Controls & Features
Low Battery
At startup, the battery voltage is briefly displayed then changes
to accumulated hours. The letters “LO” will display followed by
the letters “BATT” and then followed by the meter’s accumulated
time. “LO/BATT/TIME” is displayed on the LCD when the voltage
drops below 11.5 volts. When this occurs, the battery is in need
of a charge or the engine’s charging system is not generating
sufficient amperage. Charge the battery as instructed in the
Service section of this manual or have the charging system
checked by your local service dealer.
Air Filter Service
The letters “CLN” will display, followed by the letters “AIR”,
followed by “FILT”, then followed by the meter’s accumulated
time. “CLN/AIR/FILT/TIME” will alternate on the display for 7
minutes after the meter reaches 25 hours. This air filter service
minder time interval will be every 25 hours. On intervals that are
common with oil service, the oil message will be displayed first
followed by the air filter message.
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Operation
WARNING! Avoid serious injury or death. Go up
and down slopes, not across. Avoid sudden turns.
Do not operate the tractor where it could slip or tip.
If machine stops going uphill, stop the PTO and back
down the hill safely. Keep safety devices (guards,
shields and switches) in place and working. Remove
objects that could be thrown by the blades. Know
the location and function of all controls. Be sure the
blades and the engine are stopped before placing
hands or feet near blades. Before leaving the
operator’s position, disengage the PTO, engage
parking brake, shut off the engine and remove the key.
5.
NORMAL MOWING
6.
•
The engine will automatically shut off if the operator leaves
the seat before engaging the parking brake.
•
The PTO clutch will automatically shut off if the operator
leaves the tractor’s seat with the PTO in the ENGAGED
(ON) position, regardless of whether the parking brake is
engaged.
•
With the ignition key in the NORMAL MOWING
position, the PTO clutch will automatically shut off if the
PTO is moved into the ENGAGED (ON) position with the
drive pedal in position for reverse travel.
WARNING! Do not operate the tractor if the
interlock system is malfunctioning. This system was
designed for your safety and protection.
After the engine starts, move the throttle/choke control (if
so equipped) down into the FAST
position or push the
choke control (if so equipped) down/in the OFF position.
NOTE: Do NOT leave the choke control on while operating
the tractor. Doing so will result in a “rich” fuel mixture
and cause the engine to run poorly and can damage the
engine.
This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system for the
protection of the operator. If the interlock system should ever
malfunction, do not operate tractor. Contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
The safety interlock system prevents the engine from
cranking or starting unless the parking brake is engaged,
and the PTO is in the DISENGAGED (OFF) position.
position.
CAUTION: Do NOT hold the key in the START
position for longer than ten seconds at a time. Doing
so may cause damage to your engine’s electric
starter.
Safety Interlock Switches
•
Turn the ignition key clockwise to the START
position.
After the engine starts, release the key. It will return to the
NOTE: When operating the tractor be certain that the
throttle lever is always in the FAST
position. Operating
with the throttle at less than full throttle may lead to
shortened battery life.
Stopping the Engine
WARNING! If you strike a foreign object, stop the
engine and disconnect the spark plug wire(s).
Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage.
Repair the damage before restarting and operating
1.
If the blades are ENGAGED (ON), place the PTO in the
DISENGAGED (OFF) position.
2.
Place the throttle near the SLOW
3.
Turn the ignition key counterclockwise to the STOP
position.
4.
Remove the key from the ignition switch to prevent
unintended starting.
position
Starting the Engine
WARNING! Do not operate the tractor if the
interlock system is malfunctioning. This system was
designed for your safety and protection.
NOTE: Refer to the Assembly & Set-up section of this manual for
Gasoline and Oil fill-up instructions.
1.
Insert the tractor key into the ignition switch module.
2.
Place the PTO in the disengaged (OFF) position (See page
19 for electric PTO & page 20 for manual PTO tractors).
3.
Engage the tractor’s parking brake (See page 19).
4.
Pull the choke control (if so equipped) up/out into the
CHOKE
position or move the throttle/choke control (if so
equipped) into the CHOKE
position.
NOTE: If the engine is warmed up, it may not be necessary
to choke the engine.
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Reverse Caution Mode
Driving The Tractor
WARNING! Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed
and sudden stops.
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE
position of the ignition
module allows the tractor to be operated in reverse with the
blades (PTO) engaged.
NOTE: Mowing in reverse is not recommended.
1.
Lightly press the brake pedal to release the parking brake.
Move the throttle into the FAST
position.
2.
To travel FORWARD, slowly press the forward drive pedal
forward until the desired speed is achieved. See Figure 5-2.
WARNING! Use extreme caution while operating
the tractor in the REVERSE CAUTION MODE
.
Always look down and behind before and while
backing. Do not operate the tractor when children
or others are around. Stop the tractor immediately if
someone enters the area.
To use the REVERSE CAUTION MODE
Forward
:
NOTE: The operator MUST be seated in the tractor seat.
1.
Start the engine as previously instructed on the previous
page.
2.
Turn the key from the NORMAL MOWING
position to the REVERSE CAUTION MODE
position of the ignition module. See Figure 5-1.
(Green)
(Yellow)
Reverse
Push
Button
Indicator
Light
Reverse
Caution
Mode
Position
Normal
Driving
Mode
Stop
position
Start
position
Figure 5-1
3.
Press the REVERSE PUSH BUTTON
at the top, right
corner of the ignition module. The red indicator light at
the top, left corner of the ignition module will be ON while
activated. See Figure 5-1.
4.
Once activated (indicator light ON), the tractor can be
driven in reverse with the cutting blades (PTO) engaged.
5.
Always look down and behind before and while backing to
make sure no children are around. After resuming forward
motion, return key to the NORMAL MOWING
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE
a.
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position.
will remain activated until:
The key is placed in either the NORMAL MOWING
position or STOP
b.
Reverse
position or
The operator leaves the seat.
Section 5— Operation
Figure 5-2
3.
To travel in REVERSE, check that the area behind is clear then
slowly depress the reverse drive pedal until the desired speed
is achieved. See Figure 5-2.
CAUTION: Do NOT attempt to change the
direction of travel when the tractor is in motion.
Always bring the tractor to a complete stop before
changing from forward to reverse or vice versa.
WARNING! Do not leave the seat of the tractor
without first placing the PTO in the DISENGAGED
(OFF) position and engaging the parking brake. If
leaving the tractor unattended, also turn the engine
off and remove the ignition key.
Driving On Slopes
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 8 to help determine slopes
where you may operate the tractor safely.
WARNING! Do not mow on inclines with a slope in
excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1⁄2
feet every 10 feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
•
Mow up and down slopes, NEVER across.
•
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on
slopes.
•
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
•
Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must
be made, turn down the slope. Turning up a slope
greatly increases the chance of a roll over.
•
Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is
necessary to stop while driving up a slope, start up
smoothly and carefully to reduce the possibility of
flipping the tractor over backward.
Engaging the Parking Brake
NOTE: The parking brake must be set if the operator leaves the seat
with the engine running or the engine will automatically shut off.
To set the parking brake:
4.
Release pressure from the parking brake/cruise control lever .
After completing step 3, the forward drive pedal should remain
in the down position and the tractor will maintain the same
forward speed. If it doesn’t, the cruise control is not engaged.
Repeat steps 1-4 to engage the cruise control.
To disengage the cruise control, lightly press the forward drive
pedal or the brake pedal.
NOTE: Cruise control can not be set at the tractor’s fastest
ground speed. If the operator should attempt to do so, the
tractor will automatically decelerate to the fastest optimal
mowing ground speed.
To change the direction of travel from forward to reverse when
cruise control is engaged, press the brake pedal to disengage
and bring the tractor to a complete stop. Then slowly press the
reverse drive pedal with the ball of your foot to travel in reverse.
Using the Deck Lift Lever
To raise or lower the cutting deck, move the lift lever to the left,
then place it in the notch best suited for your application.
Operating the Headlights
The lamps are ON whenever the ignition key is rotated out of the
STOP
position. The lamps turn OFF when the ignition key is
moved to the STOP
position.
Engaging the PTO (Electric PTO tractors)
1.
Press the brake pedal completely down with your left foot
and hold it in that position.
Engaging the PTO transfers power to the cutting deck or other
(separately available) attachments. To engage the PTO:
2.
Press down on the parking brake/cruise control lever and
hold it in that position.
1.
Move the throttle to the FAST
2.
Pull the PTO switch up/out into the engaged (ON) position.
See Figure 5-3.
3.
Remove your foot from the brake pedal.
4.
Release pressure from the parking brake/cruise control
lever.
position.
After completing step 3, the brake pedal should remain in the
down position. If it doesn’t, the parking brake is not engaged.
Repeat steps 1-4 to engage.
OFF
To disengage the parking brake, lightly press the brake pedal.
WARNING! Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always disengage the PTO, set the
parking brake, stop the engine and remove the key
to prevent unintended starting
Setting The Cruise Control
ON
WARNING! Never engage the cruise control lever
while traveling in reverse.
To set the cruise control:
1.
Slowly press the forward drive pedal with your right foot
until the desired speed is achieved.
2.
Lift the parking brake/cruise control lever upward and hold
it in that position.
3.
Remove your foot from the forward drive pedal.
Figure 5-3
NOTE: When operating the tractor be certain that the
throttle is always in the FAST
position. Operating with
the throttle at less than full throttle may lead to premature
battery wear and a poor quality cut.
3.
To disengage the PTO, push the PTO switch down/in to the
disengaged (OFF) position.
Section 5 — Operation
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Engaging the PTO (Manual PTO tractors)
6.
Engaging the PTO transfers power to the cutting deck or other
(separately available) attachments. To engage the PTO:
1.
Move the throttle to the FAST
2.
Push the PTO handle forward into the engaged (ON)
position. See Figure 5-4.
Slowly press the forward drive pedal with your right foot
until the desired speed is achieved.
NOTE: The speed of the tractor will affect the quality of the
mower cut. Mowing at full speed will adversely affect the cut
quality. Control the ground speed with forward drive pedal.
position.
7.
When approaching the other end of the strip, slow down or
stop before turning.
8.
Align the mower with an edge of the mowed strip and
overlap approximately 3”.
9.
Direct the tractor on each subsequent strip to align with a
previously cut strip.
10.
To prevent rutting or grooving of the turf, if possible, change
the direction that the strips are mowed by approximately 45°
for the next and each subsequent mowing.
WARNING! Be careful when crossing gravel paths
or driveways. Disengage the PTO and raise the deck
to the highest position before crossing.
NOTE: When stopping the tractor for any reason while on a
grass surface, always:
Figure 5-4
NOTE: When operating the tractor be certain that the
throttle is always in the FAST
position. Operating with
the throttle at less than full throttle may lead to premature
battery wear and a poor quality cut.
3.
To disengage the PTO, pull the PTO handle rearward into
the disengaged (OFF) position.
Mowing
WARNING! Make certain the area to be mowed is
free of debris, sticks, stones, wire or other objects
that can be thrown by the rotating blades.
NOTE: Do not engage the mower deck when lowered in grass.
Premature wear and possible failure of the belt and PTO clutch
will result. Fully raise the deck or move to a non-grassy area
before engaging the mower deck.
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1.
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
2.
Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must be
made, turn down the slope. Turning up a slope greatly
increases the chance of a roll over.
3.
Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is necessary to
stop while driving up a slope, start up the slope smoothly
and carefully to reduce the possibility of flipping the
tractor over backward
4.
Place the throttle into the FAST
the PTO.
5.
Lower the mower deck to the desired height setting using
the deck lift handle.
Section 5— Operation
position and engage
•
Make sure the drive pedals are in neutral.
•
Engage the parking brake.
•
Shut the engine off and remove the key.
•
Doing so will minimize the possibility of having your
lawn ‘‘browned’’ by hot exhaust from your tractor’s
running engine.
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Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance Schedule
Before
Each use
Check & Clean Engine Cooling Fans for Debris
Check Engine Oil Level
Check Air Filter for Dirty, Loose or Damaged Parts
After First
5 Hours
Every 10
Hours
Every 25
Hours
Every 50
Hours
P
P
P
Prior to
Storing
See
Engine
Manual
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Clean Battery Terminals
Grease All Lubrication Points
Clean Hood/Dash Panel Louvers
Check Intake Screen/Clean as Needed
Check Blades/Sharpen or Replace as Needed
Check Tire Pressure
Check/Clean Underside of Deck
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Inspect & Lube Deck Wheels
Check Deck Level/Pitch
P
P
P
Check Belts & Pulleys for Damage/Wear
P
P
Check That All Hardware is in Place & Secure
Check Spark Plug Condition & Gap
Engine Break-In Oil Change
Every 100
Hours
P
P
Change Engine Oil
Replace Oil Filter
Clean or Change Air Filter
Replace Fuel Filter
Have Valve Lash Checked & Adjusted *
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
* -- Have this item performed by an authorized service dealer
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NOTE: This Operator’s Manual covers several models. Tractor
features may vary by model. Not all features in this manual are
applicable to all tractor models and the tractor depicted may
differ from yours.
4.
Remove the oil drain hose from the clip on the left side of
the frame. See Figure 6-1.
5.
Remove the oil drain hose plug from the end of the hose.
See Figure 6-1. Drain the engine oil into the collection
container.
6.
After draining the oil, wipe any residual oil from the oil drain
hose. Replace the plug on the drain hose and fully tighten.
Replace the oil drain hose into the clip and snap the clip to
secure.
Engine
7.
Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual for all engine maintenance
procedures and instructions.
Replace the oil filter, and refill the engine with new oil as
instructed in the engine operator’s manual.
8.
To refill the oil, re-install the plug at the end of the tube
and refer to the engine operator’s manual for refilling
instructions, oil type and amount.
WARNING! Before performing any maintenance or
repairs, disengage the PTO, set the parking brake,
stop the engine and remove the key to prevent
unintended starting.
Battery
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
The battery is sealed and is maintenance-free. Acid levels cannot
be checked and fluid can not be added.
•
Always keep the battery cables and terminals clean and free
of corrosive build-up.
•
After cleaning the battery and terminals, apply a light coat
of petroleum jelly or grease to both terminals.
CAUTION: If removing the battery for cleaning,
disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it’s terminal
first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. When reinstalling the battery, always connect the POSITIVE
(Red) wire its terminal first, followed by the NEGATIVE
(Black) wire. Be certain that the wires are connected to
the correct terminals; reversing them could result in
serious damage to your engine’s alternating system.
NOTE: If the “LOW OIL” text appears immediately after
the engine is started the oil pressure may be low. This is
normal. If the low oil indication persists stop the tractor
immediately and check the engine oil level as instructed in
the Engine Operator’s Manual.
NOTE: The “Low Oil” function only works if the engine is
equipped with an oil pressure switch.
Changing the Engine Oil
WARNING ! If the engine has been recently run,
the engine, muffler and surrounding metal surfaces
will be hot and can cause burns to the skin. Exercise
caution to avoid burns.
To complete an oil change, proceed as follows:
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1.
Run the engine for a short time to warm the engine oil. The
oil will flow more freely and carry away more impurities.
Use care to avoid burns from hot oil.
2.
Locate the oil drain hose on the side of the engine.
3.
Place an appropriate oil collection container with at least a
2.5 quart capacity below the opening of the oil drain tube,
to collect the used oil. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick from
the oil fill tube.
Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
Figure 6-1
NOTE : Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission
control devices and systems which are being done at
owner’s expense may be performed by any engine repair
establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be
performed by a Cub Cadet Dealer.
Hydrostatic Transmission
The hydrostatic transmission is sealed at the factory and is
maintenance-free. The fluid level cannot be checked and the
fluid cannot be changed.
Hydrostatic Neutral Adjustment
If the tractor creeps forward or rearward when neither the forward
nor reverse pedal is depressed, contact your local Cub Cadet
dealer to have the hydrostatic control rods properly adjusted.
Cleaning the Tractor
10.
Any fuel or oil spilled on the machine should be wiped off promptly.
Do NOT allow debris to accumulate around the cooling fins of the
engine, the transmission’s cooling fan or on any other part of the
machine.
Smart Jet
Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a water port on its surface as
part of its deck wash system.
Use the Smart Jet to rinse grass clippings from the deck’s underside
and prevent the buildup of corrosive chemicals. Complete the
following steps AFTER EACH MOWING:
1.
Drive the tractor to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near
enough for your garden hose to reach.
CAUTION: Make certain the tractor’s discharge
chute is directed AWAY from your house, garage,
parked cars, etc.
1.
Disengage the PTO, set the parking brake and stop the
engine.
2.
Thread the hose coupler (packaged with your tractor’s
Operator’s Manual) onto the end of your garden hose.
3.
Attach the hose coupler to the water port on your decks
surface. See Figure 6-2.
11.
Turn the water off and detach the hose coupler from the
water port on your deck’s surface.
NOTE: On 50” and 54” decks there are two water ports; one
on each side of the deck.
After cleaning your deck with the Smart Jet system, return to
the operator’s position and engage the PTO. Keep the cutting
deck running for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the
underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly dry.
Lubrication
WARNING! Before lubricating, repairing, or
inspecting, always disengage the PTO, set the
parking brake, stop the engine and remove the key
to prevent unintended starting.
Front Wheels
Each of the front wheel axles and rims is equipped with a grease
fitting. See Figure 6-3 for the location of the grease fitting on the
axles and Figure 6-4 for the location of the grease fitting on the
rims. Lubricate with a No. 2 multi-purpose grease applied with a
grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor operation.
Figure 6-3
Figure 6-2
4.
Turn the water on.
5.
While sitting in the operator’s position on the tractor, start
the engine and place the throttle lever in the FAST
position.
6.
Move the tractor’s PTO into the engaged (ON) position.
7.
Remain in the operator’s position with the cutting deck
engaged for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the
underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly rinse.
8.
Move the tractor’s PTO into the disengaged (OFF) position.
9.
Turn the ignition key to the STOP
tractor’s engine off.
position to turn the
Figure 6-4
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Deck Wheels
2.
The wheels on the front of the deck are equipped with a grease
fitting. Lubricate with a No. 2 multi-purpose grease applied with a
grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor operation.
Pivot Points & Linkage
Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive system, parking brake
and lift linkage at least once a season with light oil.
Adjustments
WARNING! Shut the engine off, remove the
ignition key and engage the parking brake before
making adjustments. Protect your hands by using
heavy gloves when handling the blades.
NOTE : Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing any deck
leveling adjustments. Refer to Tires on page 11 for information
regarding tire pressure.
To lower the front of the deck, loosen the outer nut then
loosen (thread outward) the nut, away from the front
hanger bracket. See Figure 6-5. When proper adjustment is
achieved, re-tighten the outer nut.
Leveling the Deck (Side-to-Side)
If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly, a side to side
adjustment can be performed. Adjust if necessary as follows:
1.
With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place the
deck lift lever in the middle position and rotate both blades
so that they are perpendicular with the tractor.
2.
Measure the distance from the outside of the left blade
tip to the ground and the distance from the outside of the
right blade tip to the ground. Both measurements taken
should be equal. If they’re not, proceed to the next step.
3.
Under the rear fenders inside the wheels there is a lift
adjustment rod for each side of the deck. See Figure 6-6.
Adjusting the Deck
Leveling the Deck (Front-To-Rear)
The front of the cutting deck is supported by a stabilizer bar that
can be adjusted to level the deck from front to rear. The front of
the deck should be between 1⁄4” and 3⁄8” lower than the rear of the
deck. Adjust if necessary as follows:
1.
Park the tractor on a firm, level surface and place the deck
lift lever in the middle position and rotate the blade nearest
the discharge chute so that it is parallel with the tractor.
2.
Measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to the
ground and the rear of the blade tip to the ground. The
first measurement taken should be between 1⁄4” and 3⁄8” less
than the second measurement.
Determine the approximate distance necessary for proper
adjustment and proceed, if necessary.
1.
To raise the front of the deck, loosen the outer nut then
tighten (thread inward) the nut against the front hanger
bracket. See Figure 6-5. When proper adjustment is
achieved, re-tighten the outer nut.
Figure 6-6
4.
Minor side-to-side adjustments should be made using
primarily the left adjustment rod.
5.
To raise the left side of the deck, loosen the upper nut on the
end of the lift rod, then turn the lower nut clockwise. When
the proper adjustment is achieved, tighten the upper nut to
secure in place. To lower the left side of the deck, loosen the
upper nut on the end of the lift rod, then turn the lower nut
counterclockwise. When the proper adjustment is achieved,
tighten the upper nut to secure in place.
6.
The deck is properly leveled when both blade tip
measurements taken earlier are equal.
Adjusting the Deck Height
The height of the deck can be adjusted to ensure that the setting
on your deck height lever is accurate. To adjust the deck height
proceed as follows:
1.
Figure 6-5
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Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
Park the tractor on a firm, level surface and place the deck
lift lever in the highest position(4”) and rotate the blade
nearest the discharge chute so that it is perpendicular with
the tractor.
2.
Measure the distance from the outside of the left blade
tip to the ground and the distance from the outside of the
right blade tip to the ground. Both measurements taken
should be 4”. If they’re not, proceed to the next step.
3.
Using the right and left lift rods, raise or lower the
necessary side of the deck until both sides are measured at
4” from the pavement.
3.
WARNING: Drain fuel only into an approved
container outdoors, away from an open flame. Allow
engine to cool. Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes,
and other sources of ignition prior to draining fuel.
Adjusting the Deck Wheels
WARNING!: Keep hands and feet away from the
discharge opening of the cutting deck.
3.
Remove the spark plugs and pour approximately one
ounce of oil into each cylinder. Crank the engine one or
two turns to spread the oil evenly on the cylinder walls.
Replace the spark plugs.
4.
Clean the engine and the entire riding mower thoroughly.
NOTE: The deck wheels are an anti-scalp feature of the deck and
are not designed to support the weight of the cutting deck.
The deck wheels should be approximately 1⁄4-1⁄2” above the
ground when the deck is set in the desired height setting. To
adjust the deck wheels see the Assembly & Set-Up section for
instructions.
NOTE: Use of a pressure washer or garden hose is not
recommended to clean your riding mower. They may
cause damage to electrical components, spindles, pulleys,
bearings or the engine. The use of water will result in
shortened life and reduce serviceability.
Seat Adjustment
Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up section of this manual for seat
adjustment instructions.
WARNING! Before operating the tractor, make
sure the seat is engaged in the seat-stop. Engage the
parking brake. Stand behind the machine and pull
back on seat until it clicks into place.
Parking Brake Adjustment
Engines stored between 30 and 90 days need to be treated
with a gasoline stabilizer such as STA-BIL® and engines stored
over 90 days need to be drained of fuel to prevent deterioration
and gum from forming in fuel system or on essential carburetor
parts. If the gasoline in your engine deteriorates during storage,
you may need to have the carburetor, and other fuel system
components, serviced or replaced.
5.
Sharpen the blades so that the mower will be ready to use
when needed.
6.
Protect the metal surfaces. Repair scratches with the
appropriate touch-up spray paint. Brush a rust preventive
oil on any unpainted surfaces including the pulleys and
blades. (Be careful not to get any oil on the drive belts.)
7.
Clean and fully charge the battery, then disconnect the
negative cable at the battery to prevent possible discharge.
Recharge the battery periodically when in storage.
If the tractor does not come to a complete stop when the brake
pedal is completely depressed, or if the tractor’s rear wheels can
roll with the parking brake applied (and the hydrostatic relief
valve open), the brake is in need of adjustment. See your Cub
Cadet dealer to have the brake adjusted.
NOTE: Remove the battery if exposed to prolonged periods
of sub-freezing temperatures. Store in a cool, dry location
where temperatures are above freezing.
8.
Lubricate all lubrication points.
If your tractor pulls to one side or is out of alignment, a wheel
alignment might be necessary. Take your tractor to an authorized
service dealer to have the wheels properly aligned.
9.
Jack the mower up and store it on blocks to take the weight
off of the tires.
Off-Season Storage
1.
Check the engine oil.
2.
Fully charge the battery, lower riding mower off blocks,
and inflate the tires to the recommended pressure.
If your riding mower is not going to be operated for an extended
period of time (thirty days to approximately six months), the riding
mower should be prepared for storage. Store the riding mower
in a dry and protected location. If stored outside, cover the riding
mower (including the tires) to protect it from the elements. The
procedures outlined below should be performed whenever the
riding mower is placed in storage.
3.
Remove the spark plugs and wipe them off. Using the
starter, crank the engine to pump the excess oil out of the
spark plug holes. Replace the spark plugs and the ignition
leads.
4.
If drained before storing, fill the fuel tank with clean, fresh
gasoline.
1.
5.
Check the level of the engine oil in the crankcase and the
hydraulic reservoir tank.
6.
Start the engine and allow to idle for a few minutes to
ensure engine is operating properly.
7.
Drive the riding mower without a load to make certain all
the riding mower systems are functioning properly.
Wheel Alignment
Riding Mower Storage
Change the engine oil and filter following the instructions
provided in the Engine Manual.
WARNING! Never store the riding mower with fuel
in the tank indoors or in poorly ventilated
enclosures, where fuel fumes may reach an open
flame, spark or pilot light as on a furnace, water
heater, clothes dryer, etc.
2.
Removing the Riding Mower from Storage
Service the engine as instructed in the separate engine manual.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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7
Service
Battery
Fuse
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
CAUTION: If removing the battery, disconnect the
NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it’s terminal first,
followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. When
reinstalling the battery, always connect the POSITIVE
(Red) wire its terminal first, followed by the
NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
WARNING! Before servicing, repairing, or
inspecting, always disengage PTO, set parking brake,
stop engine and remove key to prevent unintended
starting.
A 20 AMP fuse is installed in your tractor’s wiring
harness to protect the tractor’s electrical system from damage
caused by excessive amperage.
If the electrical system does not function, or your tractor’s engine
will not crank, check to be certain that the fuse has not blown.
It is located under the seat, attached to the POSITIVE (Red) wire
leading to the battery.
CAUTION: Always use a replacement fuse with the
same amperage capacity as the blown fuse.
Jump Starting
WARNING! Never jump start a damaged or frozen
battery. Be certain the vehicles do not touch, and
ignitions are off. Do not allow cable clamps to touch.
Relays and Switches
There are several safety switches in the electrical system. If a
function of the safety interlock system described earlier is not
functioning properly, have the electrical system checked by your
Cub Cadet Service Dealer.
1.
Connect positive (+) cable to positive (+)post of your
tractor’s discharged battery.
2.
Connect the other end of the cable to the positive (+) post
of the jumper battery.
3.
Connect the second cable negative (–) to the other post of
the jumper battery.
1.
Place the PTO in the disengaged (OFF) position and engage
the parking brake.
4.
Make the final connection on the engine block of the
tractor, away from the battery. Attach to an unpainted part
to assure a good connection.
2.
Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the
bottom notch on the right fender.
3.
For tractors with manual PTO’s continue with step 4, for
electric PTO models skip ahead to step 7.
4.
Loosen, but do not remove the flange lock nut on the right
idler pulley and the hex screw on the left idler pulley.
5.
Remove the hex screw securing the engine pulley keeper
rod to the frame. See Figure 7-1.
6.
Slide the rod to the right to remove it.
CAUTION: If the jumper battery is installed on a
vehicle (i.e. car, truck), do NOT start the vehicle’s
engine when jump starting your tractor.
5.
Start the tractor (as instructed in the Operation section of
this manual).
6.
Set the tractor’s parking brake before removing the jumper
cables, in reverse order of connection.
Cutting Deck Removal
To remove the cutting deck, proceed as follows:
Charging
WARNING! Batteries give off an explosive gas
while charging. Charge the battery in a well
ventilated area and keep away from an open flame
or pilot light as on a water heater, space heater,
furnace, clothes dryer or other gas appliances.
CAUTION: When charging your tractor’s battery,
use only a charger designed for 12V lead-acid
batteries. Read your battery charger’s Owner’s
Manual prior to charging your tractor’s battery.
Always follow its instructions and heed its warnings.
If your tractor has not been put into use for an extended period
of time, charge the battery as follows:
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1.
Set your battery charger to deliver a max of 10 amperes.
2.
If your battery charger is automatic, charge the battery until
the charger indicates that charging is complete. If the charger
is not automatic, charge for no fewer than eight hours.
Figure 7-1
7.
Working on the right side of the tractor, insert a ¹/2-inch
drive ratchet wrench, set to tighten, into square hole found
on the idler bracket. See Figure 7-2.
13.
Pull the pin out of the front deck lift rod securing it to the
deck. See Figure 7-4. Slide the deck lift rod out of the front
hanger bracket.
Figure 7-2
8.
Pivot the wrench forward to move the deck drive pulley
forward. See Figure 7-2.
WARNING! Avoid pinching injuries. Never place
your fingers on the idler spring or between the belt
and a pulley while installing the belt.
9.
Carefully remove the belt from around the PTO pulley.
10.
Looking at the cutting deck from the left side of the tractor,
locate the bow pin on the rear left side of the deck. See
Figure 7-3.
Figure 7-4
14. Move the deck lift lever into the top notch to raise the deck
lift up and out of the way.
15.
Gently slide the cutting deck out from underneath the tractor.
Cutting Blades
WARNING! Shut the engine off and remove
ignition key before removing the cutting blade(s) for
sharpening or replacement. Protect your hands by
using heavy gloves when grasping the blade
WARNING! Periodically inspect the blade and/or
spindle for cracks or damage, especially after you’ve
struck a foreign object. Do not operate the machine
until damaged components are replaced.
To remove the blades, proceed as follows.
1.
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to
Cutting Deck Removal earlier in this section) then gently
flip the deck over to expose its underside.
Figure 7-3
11.
Remove the pin and slide the deck pin out of the deck lift
arm. See Figure 7-3.
12. Repeat the above steps on the tractor’s right side.
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2.
Place a block of wood between the center deck housing
baffle and the cutting blade to act as a stabilizer.
See Figure 7-5.
5.
Test the blade’s balance using a blade balancer. Grind
metal from the heavy side until it balances evenly.
NOTE: When replacing the blade, be sure to install the
blade with the side of the blade marked ‘‘Bottom’’ (or with
a part number stamped in it) facing the ground when the
mower is in the operating position.
CAUTION: Use a torque wrench to tighten the
blade spindle hex flange nut to between 70 lbs-ft
and 90 lbs-ft.
Changing the Deck Belt
Figure 7-5
3.
4.
Remove the hex flange nut that secures the blade to the
spindle assembly. See Figure 7-5.
To properly sharpen the cutting blades, remove equal
amounts of metal from both ends of the blades along the
cutting edges, parallel to the trailing edge, at a 25-30°
angle. Always grind each cutting blade edge equally to
maintain proper blade balance. See Figure 7-6.
WARNING! The V-belts found on your tractor are
specially designed to engage and disengage safely.
A substitute (non-OEM) V-belt can be dangerous by
not disengaging completely. For a proper working
machine, use factory approved belts.
All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should be
replaced if any signs of wear are present . To change or replace
the deck belt on your tractor, proceed as follows:
1.
Remove the deck as instructed earlier in this section under
Cutting Deck Removal.
2.
Loosen, but do not remove the hardware on the right and
left idler pulley.
3.
NOTE: On Some decks it may be necessary to remove the
spindle covers to remove and/or install the new belt. To
remove the spindle covers, remove the screws securing
them to the deck.
Carefully remove the belt from around the idler pulleys and
the spindle pulleys.
WARNING! Avoid pinching injuries. Never place
your fingers on the idler spring or between the belt
and a pulley while removing the belt.
4.
Route the new belt as shown in the applicable figure on
the following pages. See Figure 7-7 for 42” decks, Figure 7-8
for 46” decks and Figure 7-9 for 50” & 54” decks.
42” Decks
Figure 7-6
CAUTION: If the cutting edge of the blade has
previously been sharpened, or if any metal separation
is present, replace the blades with new ones.
WARNING! A poorly balanced blade will cause
excessive vibration, may damage to the tractor and/
or result in personal injury.
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Section 7— Service
Figure 7-7
46” Decks
9.
Pull the right side of the belt and place the narrow V side of
the belt into the PTO pulley. See Figure 7-10.
10.
While holding the belt and pulley together, rotate the
pulley to the left. Continue holding and rotating the pulley
and belt until the belt is fully rolled into the PTO pulley.
Figure 7-8
Figure 7-10
50” & 54” Decks
Changing the Transmission Drive Belt
Several components must be removed and special tools used in
order to change the tractor’s transmission drive belt. See your
Cub Cadet dealer to have the transmission drive belt replaced.
Figure 7-9
NOTE: Use a ¹/2-inch drive ratchet wrench as instructed in
earlier steps when routing the new belt.
5.
Retighten idler pulleys, if loosened earlier.
6.
Remount the spindle covers if removed earlier.
7.
Re-install the deck making sure the belt remains routed
around the pulleys as instructed.
8.
On manual PTO units, re-install the engine pulley keeper
rod.
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8
Troubleshooting
Problem
Excessive vibration
Uneven cut
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Cause
Remedy
1. Cutting blade loose.
1. Tighten blade and spindle.
2. Damaged, unbalanced or bent cutting blade.
2. Replace blade.
1. Deck not leveled properly.
1. Perform side-to-side deck adjustment.
2. Dull or damaged blade.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
3. Uneven tire pressure.
3. Check and correct tire pressure in all four
tires.
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
954-05021
954-05022A
954-04077A
954-05025A
Deck Belt, 42” Deck
Deck Belt, 46” Deck
Deck Belt, 50” Deck
Deck Belt, 54” Deck
942-04308
942-04308-X
942-04244A
942-04290-X
942-05052A
942-05056A
Blades, 42”
Xtreme Blades, 42”
Blades, 46”
Xtreme Blades, 46”
Blades, 50”
Blades, 54”
618-06976
618-06977
618-06981
618-06978
Deck Spindle, 42”
Deck Spindle, 46”
Deck Spindle, 50”
Deck Spindle, 54”
734-04155 734-0973
734-0973
Front Deck Wheel, 42” & 46”
Rear Deck Wheel 42” & 46”
Front & Rear Deck Wheels, 50” & 54”
731-05679B
Nose Roller, 50” & 54”
925-1707D Battery
751-14767
Gas Cap
746-05093
746-05094
Throttle/Choke Control Cable, 42”
Throttle/Choke Control Cable, 46”, 50”
& 54”
Phone (800) 965-4CUB to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and serial number
ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.cubcadet.com.
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Component
Part Number and Description
625-05002
Ignition Key
631-04354
631-05168
Discharge Chute Assembly, 42” & 46”
Discharge Chute Assembly, 50” & 54”
634-0104
Rear Wheel Assembly, 20.0 x 8.0 x 8.0,
42”, 46” & 50“
634-05107
Rear Wheel Assembly, 22 x 9.5 x 12,
54”
634-05149
Front Wheel Assembly, 15 x 6 x 6,
42”, 46” & 50”
634-05082
Front Wheel Assembly, 16 x 6.5 x 8,
54”
Phone (800) 965-4CUB to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and serial number
ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.cubcadet.com.
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Section 9 — Replacement Parts
10
Attachments & Accessories
Part No.
Part
19A30003OEM
Bagger, 42” & 46”
19A30018OEM
Bagger, 50” & 54”
19A70041OEM
Mulch Kit, 42”
19B30005OEM
Mulch Kit, 46”
19A30016OEM
Mulch Kit, 50”
19A70042OEM
Mulch Kit, 54”
19A30017OEM
Snow Blade
19A40024OEM
Snow Thrower
490-241-0023
Tire Chains
490-900-M060
Weight Kit
490-900-M059
Extra Weight
19A30020OEM
Bumper
490-290-0013
Tractor Cover
490-850-0008
Oil Siphon
490-850-0005
Blade Removal Tool
490-900-0045
Oil Filter Wrench
22216
32 oz. STA-BIL Fuel Additive
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FEDERAL and/or CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
MTD Consumer Group Inc, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and for those products certified for sale in the state of
California, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are pleased to explain the evaporative emission control system (ECS) warranty on your
2014-2015 small off-road equipment (outdoor equipment). In California, new outdoor equipment must be designed, built and equipped to
meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards (in other states, outdoor equipment must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the U.S. EPA
small off-road spark ignition engine regulations). MTD Consumer Group Inc must warrant the ECS on your outdoor equipment for the period of
time listed below, provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of the outdoor equipment.
Your ECS may include parts such as fuel tanks, fuel lines, fuel caps, valves, canisters, filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and other
associated emission-related components.
Where a warrantable condition exists, MTD Consumer Group Inc will repair your outdoor equipment at no cost to you including diagnosis,
parts, and labor.
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This emission control system is warranted for two years. If any emission-related part on your outdoor equipment is defective, the part will be
repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc.
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cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts.
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MTD Consumer Group Inc warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the outdoor equipment is: (1) designed,
built, and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations; and (2) free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause the
failure of a warranted part for a period of two years.
The warranty period begins on the date the outdoor equipment is delivered to an ultimate purchaser or first placed into service.
Subject to certain conditions and exclusions as stated below, the warranty on emission-related parts is as follows:
1.
Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied is warranted for
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2.
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5.
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6.
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9.
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such abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance was the direct cause of the need for repair or replacement of the part. That notwithstanding,
any adjustment of a component that has a factory installed, and properly operating, adjustment limiting device is still eligible for warranty
coverage. Further, the coverage under this warranty extends only to parts that were present on the off-road equipment purchased.
The following emission warranty parts are covered (if applicable):
1.
2.
Fuel Metering System
•
Fuel pump
•
Fuel tank
Evaporative Control
•
Fuel hose
•
Fuel hose clamps
•
Tethered fuel cap
•
Carbon canister
•
Vapor lines
063015 Rev. B
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Troy-Bilt LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States
and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products Limited
with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canada and/
or its territories and possessions (either entity respectively, “Troy-Bilt”).
This warranty is in addition to any applicable emissions warranty
provided with your product.
“Troy-Bilt” warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts
and Attachments as described below) against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of
original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge,
any part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This
limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and
maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with
the product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial
use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism,
theft, fire, water, or damage because of other peril or natural disaster.
Damage resulting from the installation or use of any part, accessory
or attachment not approved by Troy-Bilt for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting
damage.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items such
as: batteries, belts, blades, blade adapters, tines, grass bags, wheels,
rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes, friction wheels,
shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
Attachments — Troy-Bilt warrants attachments for this product against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year,
commencing on the date of the attachment’s original purchase or
lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items such as: grass
collectors and mulch kits.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service dealer. To
locate the dealer in your area:
In the U.S.A.
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact Troy-Bilt LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-866-840-6483,
1-330-558-7220 or log on to our Web site at www.troybilt.com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, or call 1-800668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
a.
b.
The engine or component parts thereof. These items may
carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable
manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
c.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
d.
Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
e.
Troy-Bilt does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Troy-Bilt’s authorized channels of export distribution.
f.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Troy-Bilt parts.
g.
Transportation charges and service calls.
h.
Troy-Bilt does not warrant this product for commercial use.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, applies
after the applicable period of express written warranty above
as to the parts as identified. No other express warranty,
whether written or oral, except as mentioned above, given by
any person or entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect
to any product, shall bind Troy-Bilt. During the period of the
warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the
product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole
and exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Troy-Bilt shall
not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage
including, without limitation, expenses incurred for substitute
or replacement lawn care services or for rental expenses to
temporarily replace a warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to
you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of
the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features
of the product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and
liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to
others and their property arising out of the misuse or inability to use
the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original
purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate oneyear warranty.
Troy-Bilt LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-866-840-6483, 1-330-558-7220
MTD Canada Limited - KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238
GDOC-100020 REV. A
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