TRilY RILT
Operator's Manual
Lawn Tractor Models
J689 -- Tufty®
N689 -- Tufty®
IMPORTANT:
Read safety rules and instructions
carefully
before operating
equipment.
Warning:
This unit 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 arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if
any), If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator, 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
arrester 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,
Troy-Bilt LLC, P.O.BOX361131CLEVELAND,OHIO44136-0019
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 769-00924
(10/9/2003)
TABLEOFCONTENTS
Content
Customer Support
Page
2
Content
Maintenance
Page
17
Important Safe Operation Practices
Tractor Set-up
Controls
3
8
10
Service
Off-season Storage
Attachments & Accessories
19
23
24
Operation
11
Parts List
25
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information.
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SECTION
1: IMPORTANT
SAFEOPERATION
PRACTICES
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.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in
serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to
observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
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or
emit chemicals
to the
Stateof of
cancervehicle
and birth
defects
WARNING:
Engineknown
exhaust,
some
its California
constituents,to cause
and certain
components
reproductive
harm.
GENERAL
1.
2.
3.
4.
OPERATION
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.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper
operation. Know how to stop the machine and
disengage them quickly.
Never allow children under 14 years old to operate
this machine. Children 14 years old and over
should read and understand the operation
instructions and safety rules in this manual and
should be trained and supervised by a parent.
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.
Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of
material toward roads, sidewalks, bystanders and
the like. Also, avoid discharging material against a
walt or obstruction which may cause discharged
material to ricochet back toward the operator.
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.
7.
8.
9.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and closefitting slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes and
jewelry can be caught in movable parts. Never
operate this machine in bare feet or sandals.
or
other
contain
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.
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 unit should not
be driven up or down ramp(s), because the unit
could tip over, causing serious personal injury. The
unit must be pushed manually on ramp(s) to load or
unload properly.
23. Mufflerandenginebecomehotandcancausea
burn.Donottouch.
24. Checkoverhead
clearances
carefullybeforedriving
underlowhangingtreebranches,
wires,door
openingsetc.,wheretheoperatormaybestruckor
pulledfromtheunit,whichcouldresultinserious
injury.
25. Disengage
allattachment
clutches,depressthe
brakepedalcompletely
andshiftintoneutralbefore
attempting
tostartengine.
26. Yourmachineisdesignedtocutnormalresidential
grassofa heightnomorethan10".Donotattempt
tomowthroughunusually
tall,drygrass(e.g.,
pasture)orpilesofdryleaves.Drygrassorleaves
maycontacttheengineexhaustand/orbuildupon
themowerdeckpresenting
a potentialfirehazard.
27. Useonlyaccessories
andattachments
approved
forthismachinebythemachine
manufacturer.
Read,understand
andfollowallinstructions
providedwiththeapproved
accessory
or
attachment.
28. Dataindicates
thatoperators,
age60yearsand
above,areinvolvedina largepercentage
ofriding
mower-related
injuries.Theseoperatorsshould
evaluatetheirabilitytooperatetheridingmower
safelyenoughtoprotectthemselves
andothers
fromseriousinjury.
29. Ifsituationsoccurwhicharenotcoveredinthis
manual,usecareandgoodjudgment.Contactyour
customerservicerepresentative
forassistance.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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
unit on a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than
15 degrees as shown on the slope gauge, do not
operate this unit on that area or serious injury could
result.
DO:
1.
2.
Mow up and down slopes, not 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.
wheel weights or counterweights to improve
stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other
attachments. These can change the stability of the
machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front
of the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards
which could cause serious injury.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose
traction, disengage the blade(s) and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
DO NOT:
6.
SLOPE
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.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for
7.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn
over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff, ditch, or if
an edge caves in.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your
foot on the ground.
Do not use a grass catcher on steep slopes.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause sliding.
Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. Overspeeding may cause the operator to lose control of
the machine resulting in serious injury or death.
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
1.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not
alert to the presence of children. Children are often
attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
They do not understand the dangers. Never
assume that children will remain where you last
saw them.
a.
b.
Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of a responsible adult other
than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters
the area.
g.
c. Beforeandwhilebacking,lookbehindand
downforsmallchildren.
d. Nevercarrychildren,evenwiththeblade(s)
shutoff.Theymayfalloffandbeseriously
injuredorinterferewithsafemachine
operation.
e. Useextremecarewhenapproaching
blind
corners,doorways,
shrubs,treesorother
objectsthatmayblockyourvisionofa child
whomayrunintothemachine.
f. Disengage
thecuttingblade(s)before
shiftinginreverse.The"No-Cut-In
Reverse"
featureisa remindernottocutinreverseand
to helpavoidbackoveraccidents.
Donot
defeatit.
g. Keepchildrenawayfromhotor running
engines.Theycansufferburnsfroma hot
muffler.
h. Removekeywhenmachineis unattended
to
preventunauthorized
operation.
Neverallowchildrenunder14yearsoldtooperate
themachine.Children14yearsoldandovershould
readandunderstand
theoperation
instructions
and
safetyrulesinthismanualandshouldbetrained
andsupervised
bya parent.
c.
d.
e.
f.
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 overfill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more
than ½ inch below 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 unit to another area.
Wait 5 minutes before starting the engine.
k. 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.
I. 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.
m. Allow a machine to cool at least five minutes
TOWING
1.
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed
for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except
at the hitch point.
2.
Follow the manufacturers recommendation for
weight limits for towed equipment and towing on
slopes.
Never allow children or others in or on towed
3.
equipment.
4.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may
cause loss of traction and loss of control.
5.
6.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill.
before storing.
GENERAL SERVICE:
1.
2.
SERVICE
SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE:
1.
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.
b.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle oron a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from
your vehicle before filling.
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.
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.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
other sources of ignition.
Neverfuel machine indoors.
3.
4.
5.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly
ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless, and deadly gas.
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.
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 unit should be serviced professionally
by an authorized MTD Service Dealer.
Check brake operation frequently as it is subjected
to wear during normal operation. Adjust and service
as required.
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).
Replacetheblade(s)withtheoriginalequipment
manufacturer's
(O.E.M.)blade(s)only,listedinthis
manual."Useofpartswhichdonotmeetthe
originalequipment
specifications
mayleadto
improperperformance
andcompromise
safety!"
6. Mowerbladesaresharp.Wrapthebladeorwear
gloves,anduseextracautionwhenservicingthem.
7. Keepallnuts,bolts,andscrewstighttobesurethe
equipment
is insafeworkingcondition.
8. Nevertamperwiththesafetyinterlocksystemor
othersafetydevices.Checktheirproperoperation
regularly.
9. Afterstrikingaforeignobject,stoptheengine,
disconnect
thesparkplugwire(s)andground
againsttheengine.Thoroughly
inspectthe
machineforanydamage.Repairthedamage
beforestartingandoperating.
10.Neverattempttomakeadjustments
orrepairsto
themachine
whiletheengineis running.
WARNING:
11.Grasscatchercomponents
andthedischarge
coveraresubjecttowearanddamagewhichcould
exposemovingpartsor allowobjectstobethrown.
Forsafetyprotection,
frequently
checkcomponents
andreplaceimmediately
withodginalequipment
manufacturer's
(O.E.M.)partsonly,listedinthis
manual."Useofpartswhichdonotmeetthe
originalequipment
specifications
mayleadto
improperperformance
andcompromise
safety!"
12.Donotchangetheenginegovernorsettingsor
over-speed
theengine.Thegovernorcontrolsthe
maximum
safeoperating
speedoftheengine.
13.Maintainorreplacesafetyandinstruction
labels,as
necessary.
14.Observeproperdisposallawsandregulations
for
gas,oil,etc.to protecttheenvironment.
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.
TO AVOID SERIOUS
INJURY
OR DEATH
'
COUP ANDDOWNSLOPES,OUTACROSS.
• AVOIDSUDDENTURNS,
•
DONOTOPERATE
THEUNiTWHEREIT
COULDSUP ORTIP=
*
IF MACHRE STOPSGOINGUPHILL,STOP
•
BLADE(S)ANDBACKDOWNHILL
ULOWLY,
DONOTMOW WHENCHILDREN
OROTHERS
AREAROUND.
*
REVERCERRyCHILDRENEVENWITH
BLADESOFF.
•
LOOKDOWN& BEDIOUREFORE
A_ND
WHILEBACKING.
t
KEEPSAFETYDEVICES(GUANDS_
SHIELDS,ANDSWITCHES_
ETC.)
IN PLACEANDWORKING.
•
REMOVEOBJECTSTHATCOULD
BETHROWNBY THEULARE(S),
,
KNOWLOCATION
ANDFUNCTIONOFALL
CONTROLS.
•
RESt_E ULARE(S)ANDED61REARE
STOPPEDREFOREPLACINGHANDS
ORFRETNEARBLARE(S).
•
BEFORE
LEAVIOUOPERATOR'S
PosmoN,
OISEDGACE
BLADE(S),
PLACETRECONTROL
LEVERIN NEUTRAL,ENGAGE
PARKING
BRAKE,SHUTOFFANDREMOVEREY.
READ
OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
A POWER POLE
A CORNER OF A BUILDING
OR A FENCE POST
hlWARNING
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DO not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower
could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it is extremely difficult to maintain
your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
SECTION3: TRACTORSET-UP
IMPORTANT:Your tractor is shipped with motor oil in the engine. However, you MUST check the oil level before
starting the engine and operating. Refer to the separate Briggs & Stratton Operator/Owner Manual packed with
your tractor. Read instructions carefully.
NOTE: Reference to right or left hand side of the unit
1.
is observed from the driver's seat, facing forward.
Tools RequiredFor Assembly
2.
(1) 1/2" socket wrench (for steering wheel)
AttachingTheSteeringWheel
1.
2.
3.
4.
The hardware for attaching the steering wheel has
been packed within the steering wheel, beneath
steering wheel cap. Carefully pry off the steering
wheel cap and remove the hardware.
With the wheels of the tractor pointing straight
forward, place the steering wheel over the steering
shaft.
3.
Position the shoulder screws (found on the base of
the seat) inside the slot openings in the seat pivot
bracket. Figure 2.
Slide the seat slightly rearward in the seat pivot
bracket, lining up the rear slots in the pivot bracket
with the remaining two holes in the seat's base.
Select desired position for the seat, and secure with
the two knobs removed earlier. See Figure 2.
KnobAdjustment
Knobs_
Place the washer (with the cupped side down) over
the steering shaft and secure with the hex bolt. See
Figure 1.
Place the steering wheel cap over the center of the
steering wheel and push downward until it "clicks"
into place.
Shoulder __,_'_
Steering
Wheel Cap
Hex Bolt
& Washer
Figure 2
GasandOilFill-up
Shaft
The gasoline tank is located under the hood and has a
capacity of 1-1/2 gallons. Do not overfill.
,_
Steering
Figure 1
AttachingTheSeat
NOTE:
For shipping masons, seats are either
fastened to the tractor seat's pivot bracket with a plastic
tie, or mounted backward to the pivot bracket. In either
case, free the seat form its shipping position and
remove the two knobs from the bottom of seat before
proceeding with applicable instructions below.
handling
extremely
WARNING:gasoline.
Use Gasoline
extreme iscare
when
flammable and the vapors are explosive.
Never fuel machine indoors or while the
engine
is hot or running.
Extinguish
cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of
ignition.
Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in
the separate Briggs & Stratton Operator!Owner Manual
packed with your tractor. Read instructions carefully.
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is shipped with motor oil in the
engine. However, you MUST check the oil level before
operating. Be careful not to overfill.
ShippingBraceRemoval
_,
engine
is off, remove
the ignition
key, mower's
and set
WARNING:
Make sure
the riding
the parking brake before removing the
shipping brace.
Locate the shipping brace and accompanying
warning tag found on the right side of the mower,
between the discharge chute and the cutting deck.
See Figure 3.
While holding the discharge chute with your left
hand, remove the shipping brace with your right
hand by grasping it between your thumb and index
finger and rotating it clockwise.
WARNING:
The shipping brace, used for
packaging purposes only, must be removed
and discarded before operating your riding
mower.
WARNING:
The mowing deck is capable of
throwing objects. Failure to operate the riding
mower without the discharge cover in the
proper operating position could result in
serious
personal injury and/or property
damage.
Tire Pressure
any
circumstances
is 30
Equalunder
tire
WARNING:
Maximum
tire psi.
pressure
pressure should be maintained at all times.
Warning Tag
Figure 3
The tires on your unit may be over-inflated for shipping
purposes. Reduce the tire pressure before operating
the tractor. Recommended operating tire pressure is
approximately 10 p.s.i for the rear tires & 14 p.s.i, for
the front tires. Check sidewall of tire for maximum p.s.i.
SECTION4: CONTROLS
A
D
DDD
DDDDD
NN_N
NOTE:
Steering Wheel not shown _r clarity
Figure 4
A
Clutch-brake Pedal
D
B
Throttle Control Lever
E
Ignition Switch
Shift Lever
C
Deck Engagement / Lift Lever
F
Speed Control Lever / Parking Brake
IgnitionSwitch
ThrottleControlLever
o.
The throttle 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, the choke control also.
When set in a given position, the
throttle will maintain a uniform
engine speed.
The ignition switch is located on
the right side of the tractor's
dash.To start the engine, insert
the key into the ignition switch
and turn clockwise to the START
position. Release the key into the
ON position once engine has fired.
Refer to StartingThe Engineon page 12 of this manual for
detailed starting instructions
Refer to StartingTheEngineon
page 12 of this manual for
detailed starting instructions
machine unattended.
WARNING:
Never Always
leave disengaged
a running
PTO, Shift into neutral, set parking brake,
stop engine and remove key to prevent
unintended starting.
c.o.oi ,1
Position
Fast
Position
(_
Slow
Position (_
IMPORTANT: When operating the tractor with the cutting
deck engaged, be certain that the throttle lever is
always in the FAST (rabbit) position.
10
SpeedControlLever
NOTE:
The parking brake must be set if the operator
leaves the seat with the engine running or the engine
will automatically shut of_
The speed control lever,
located on the right side of
the center console, allows
you to regulate the ground
speed of the lawn tractor.
To use, depress the clutchbrake pedal and move the
lever out of the parking
brake notch and forward to
increase the tractor's
IMPORTANT: Always set the parking brake when leaving
the tractor unattended.
ShiftLever
The shift lever is located
in the center of the
console and has three
positions, F (Forward),
N (Neutral) and R
(Reverse). See Figure
4. The clutch-brake
ground speed. When a
desired speed has been
reached, release the lever
into an appropriate notch to
maintain that speed.
To slow the tractor's
pedal must be fully
depressed and the
tractor must not be in
ground speed, depress the
clutch-brake pedal and move the speed control lever
rearward and release it into a notch.
Shift
Knob
motion when the moving shift lever.
IMPORTANT: Never force the shift lever. Doing so may
result in serious damage to the tractor's transmission.
Clutch-brakePedal
NOTE: If difficulty is encountered while attempting to
shift, release the clutch-brake pedal slightly before fully
depressing the pedal again.
The clutch-brake pedal is located on the left side of the
lawn tractor, along the running board. Depress the
clutch-brake pedal part way down when slowing the
tractor by changing speeds (Refer to SpeedControlLever).
Depress the pedal all the way down to engage the disc
brake and bring the tractor to a complete stop.
DeckEngagement
/ Lift Lever
Found on the fight side of the tractor, the deck
engagement/lift lever is used to set the mowing deck's
cutting height and engage the power to the cutting deck
or other (separately available) attachments. To operate,
move the lever to the right and forward, before placing it
a notch for your desired cutting height. Moving the lever
to the fight and all the way rearward placing it into the
BLADES STOP position disengages power to the
cutting deck/attachment.
NOTE: The pedal must be depressed to start the
engine. Refer to SafetyInterlock Switcheson page 11.
ParkingBrake
To set the parking brake, fully depress the clutch-brake
pedal. Move the speed control lever all the way to the
rear and release it into the parking brake position.
Release the clutch-brake pedal to allow the parking
brake to engage.
NOTE: The deck engagement/lift lever must be in the
disengaged (BLADES STOP) position when starting
the engine, when travefing in reverse and if the operator
leaves the seat.
To release the parking brake, depress the clutch-brake
pedal and move the speed control lever out of the
notches to the desired position. Release the speed
control lever and the clutch-brake pedal.
SECTION5: OPERATION
Contact an authorized service dealer. The safety
interlock system prevents the engine from cranking or
starting unless the parking brake is engaged, and the
deck engagement/lift lever is in the disengaged
(BLADES STOP) position.
SafetyInterlockSystem
,_
all
instructions and
on theand
machine
WARNING:
Read,warnings
understand,
follow
and in this manual before operating.
The engine wilt automatically shut off if the operator
leaves the seat before engaging the parking brake.
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 the tractor.
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IMPORTANT: 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.
WARNING
AVOIDSERIOUS
INJURYORDEATH
After the engine starts, move the throttle control
into the FAST position.
GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP OR
TIR
IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP BLADE(S)
BACK DOWNHILL SLOWLY.
DO NOT MOW WHEN
CHILDREN
OR OTHERS
AROUND.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT leave the throttle control in the
choke position while operating the tractor. Doing so will
result in a "rich" fuel mixture and cause the engine to
run poody.
AND
ARE
NOTE:
If Starting problems are encounterod, refer to
TROUBLE
SHOOTING
GUIDEon page 24.
NEVER CARRY CHILDREN, EVEN WITH BLADES OFF.
LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING.
KEEP
SAFETY
DEVICES
(GUARDS,
SHIELDS,
AND
SWITCHES) IN PLACE AND WORKING.
REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE THROWN BY THE
Stoppingthe Engine
BLADE(S).
KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS.
BE SURE BLADE(S) AND ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE
PLACING HANDS OR FEET NEAR BLADE(S).
BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR'S
POSITION,
WARNING:
If you strike 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 restarting
and operating
DISENGAGE
BLADE(S), PLACE THE SHIFT LEVER IN NEUTRAL, ENGAGE
PARKING BRAKE, SHUT ENGINE OFF AND REMOVE KEY.
READOPERATOR'S
MANUAL
If the blades are engaged, place the deck
engagement/lift lever in the BLADES STOP
position.
Depress the clutch-brake pedal to bdng the tractor
to a complete stop.
Turn the ignition key counterclockwise to the OFF
position.
Engage the tractor's parking brake.
Remove the key from the ignition switch to prevent
unintended starting.
The engine will automatically sh ut off if the operator
leaves the tractor's seat with the deck engagement/
lift lever in ANY position other than BLADES STOP.
The engine wilt automatically shut off if the deck
engagement/lift lever is moved out of the BLADES
STOP position with the shift lever in R (reverse).
BeforeStartingEngine
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OperatingTheLawnTractor
all
instructions and
warnings
on theand
machine
WARNING:
Read,
understand,
follow
and in this manual before operating.
WARNING:
Always look down and behind
before and while backing up to avoid a backover accident.
Startingthe Engine
WARNING:
Do not operate the tractor if the
interlock system is malfunctioning.
This
system was designed for your safety and
protection.
WARNING:
Before leaving the operator's
position. Always place the deck engagement/
lift lever in the BLADES STOP position, shift
into neutral, set parking brake, stop engine
and remove key to prevent unintended
starting.
NOTE: Refer to the TRACTORSET-UPon page 8 of this
manual for Gasoline and Oil fill-up instructions.
Move throttle control lever to full throttle.
Insert the tractor key into the ignition switch.
Place the deck engagement/lift lever in the
BLADES STOP position.
Engage the tractor's parking brake.
Activate the choke control by moving the throttle
lever all the way forward.
Turn the ignition key clockwise to the START
position. After the engine starts, release the key. It
will return to the ON position.
NOTE:
Always operate the tractor with the throttle
control lever in the FAST (rabbit) position for the most
efficient use of the cutting deck or other (separately
available) attachments.
Place the shift lever in either the FORWARD or
REVERSE position.
Release the parking brake by depressing the
clutch-brake pedal and positioning the speed
control lever in desired position.
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IMPORTANT: First-time operators should use speed
positions 1 or 2. Become completely familiar with the
tractor's operation and controls before operating the
tractor in higher speed positions.
Moving the lever to the right and all the way
rearward placing it into the BLADES STOP position
raises and disengages power to the cutting deck.
NOTE:
The deck engagement/lift lever must be in the
disengaged (BLADES STOP) position when starting
the engine, when traveling in reverse and if the operator
leaves the seat. Refer to SafetyInterlockSwitcheson page
11
Release clutch-brake pedal slowly to put unit into
motion.
The lawn tractor is brought to a stop by depressing
the clutch-brake pedal.
NOTE: When operating the unit initially, there will be
little difference between the highest two speeds until
after the belts have seated themselves into the pulleys
during the break-in period.
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Mowing
WARNING:
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.
position for any
reason,
the
WARNING:
Before
leaving disengage
the operator's
blades, place the shift lever in neutral,
engage the parking brake, shut engine off
and remove the key.
The following information wilt be helpful when using the
cutting deck with your tractor.
IMPORTANT: When stopping the tractor for any reason
while on a grass surface, always
WARNING:
Plan your mowing pattern to
avoid discharge of materials 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.
Place the shift lever in neutral,
Engage the parking brake,
Shut 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.
Be sure that the lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire,
or other objects which could damage lawn mower
or engine.
For best results and to insure more even grass
distribution, do not mow when lawn is excessively
wet.
If unit stalls with speed control in high speed, or if unit
will not operate with speed control lever in a low speed
position, proceed as follows.
Place shift lever in NEUTRAL.
Restart engine.
Place speed control lever in high speed position.
Release clutch-brake pedal fully.
Depress clutch-brake pedal.
Place speed control lever in desired position.
Place shift lever in either FORWARD or REVERSE,
and follow normal operating procedures.
Do not mow at high ground speed, especially if a
mulch kit or grass collector is installed.
For best results it is recommended that the first two
laps be cut with the discharge thrown towards the
center. After the first two laps, reverse the direction
to throw the discharge to the outside for the
balance of cutting. This will give a better
appearance to the lawn.
Do not cut the grass too short. Short grass invites
weed growth and yellows quickly in dry weather.
Mowing should always be done with the engine at
full throttle.
EngagingTheCuttingBlades
WARNING:
Keep feet and hands away
from the discharge opening, the blades or
any part of the deck. When the unit is used
for anything other than mowing operations,
the blade drive should be disengaged.
Under heavier conditions it may be necessary to go
back over the cut area a second time to get a clean
cut.
Do NOT attempt to mow heavy brush and weeds
and extremely tall grass. Your tractor is designed to
mow lawns, NOT clear brush.
Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades
when worn. Refer to CuttingBladeson page 20 of this
manual for proper blade sharpening instructions.
To engage power to the cutting deck or other
(separately available) attachment, proceed as follows:
Move the deck engagement/lift lever to the right
and forward,
Place the lever a notch for your desired cutting
height.
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SECTION6: MAKINGADJUSTMENTS
Rotate the blade nearest the discharge chute so
that it is parallel with the tractor.
adjustments
while
engine to ismake
running,
WARNING:
Nevertheattempt
any
except where specified in the operator's
manual.
_
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, to the next step.
Place the deck engagement/lift lever in the
engaged (all the way forward) position.
wire(s)
and ground
against the
WARNING:
Disconnect
theengine
sparkbefore
plug
performing
any adjustments,
repairs or
maintenance.
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KnobAdjustmentSeat
To adjust the position of the seat on models so
equipped, loosen the two knobs on the bottom of the
seat. See Figure 5. Slide the seat forward or backward
as desired. Retighten the two knobs.
Remove the hairpin clip from the ferrule found at
the bottom of the front, left deck link (hairpin clip is
on the inside of the lift link). See Figure 6.
O
Adjustable Deck Link,
Ferrule & Hairpin Clip
Figure 6
Figure 5
Pull the ferrule out of the deck hanger and thread
the ferrule up or down, as necessary.
DeckLevelingAdjustment
NOTE: Usually onlyone or two turns are needed.
_lb
Insert the ferrule back into the deck hanger and
refasten with the hairpin clip removed earlier.
Check the front-to-rear adjustment by remeasuring. Check the side-to-side adjustment by
placing a level on the deck surface.
heavy
ARNING:
gloves toProtect
grasp the
yourcutting
handsblade.
by wearing
NOTE:
Check
the
tractor's
tire pressure
before
performing any deck leveling adjustments. Refer to
Tires later in this section for further information
regarding tire pressure.
Readjust if necessary.
The front of the cutting deck is supported by two lift
links, one of which can be adjusted to level the deck
from both front to rear & side to side. The front of the
deck should be between 1!4-inch and 3!8-inch lower
than the rear of the deck. Adjust if necessary as follows:
Settingthe DeckWheel Height
Select the height position of the cutting deck by
placing the Deck Engagement / Lift Lever in any of
the five different cutting height notches on the right
side of the frame.
With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface,
place the deck engagement/lift lever in the top
cutting height notch (not BLADES STOP) position.
Adjust the deck wheels so that they are between ¼inch and ½-inch above the ground when the tractor
is on a smooth, flat surface such as a driveway.
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Remove the hairpin clip which secures the
disengagement rod to the stabilizer shaft assembly.
See Figure 8.
from
the discharge
of the
WARNING:
Keep opening
hands and
feet cutting
away
deck.
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NOTE: The deck wheels, on models so equipped, are
an anti-scalp feature of the deck and are not designed
to support the weight of the cutting deck.
Stabilizer Shaft
Assembly
Refer to DeckLevelingAdjustment
on page 14 of this
manual for more detailed instructions regarding deck
adjustments.
DeckEngagement
Adjustment
WARNING:
Never attempt to make the
adjustment while the engine is running.
Always shift to neutral, set the parking brake,
stop engine and remove key to prevent
unintended starting.
Disengagement Rod
The cutting deck engagement may be adjusted to make
certain the deck is disengaged when deck
engagement/lift lever is in the BLADES STOP position.
Correct adjustment as follows.
Figure 8
Pull the rod toward the rear of the tractor (to take up
slack), then thread the rod inward or outward
(usually only one or two turns) until the rod lines up
as precisely as possible with the hole in the
stabilizer shaft.
With the engine off, place the deck engagement/lift
lever in the BLADES OFF position.
Unthread the shift knob and remove the two flange
screws which secure the shift cover panel in place.
See Figure 7.
NOTE:
Threading the disengagement rod outward
(toward the rear of the tractor) provides for more belt
tension. Threading the disengagement
rod inward
provides for less belt tension.
Flange Screws
Reinsert the ferrule and re-secure the rod with the
cotter pin removed eadier.
Check the adjustment by placing the deck engagement/
lift lever in the BLADES STOP position. The deck
should move up and forward, allowing the belt to
become loose.
Reassemble the shift cover panel.
Start the tractor's engine and test the deck
engagement/lift lever to be certain the blades fully
disengage when in the BLADES STOP.
Repeat the adjustment procedure if necessary.
Shift Knob
Shift Cover Panel
Parking BrakeAdjustment
Figure 7
WARNING:
Remove the shift cover panel and locate the deck
disengagement rod. See Figure 8.
NOTE:
Never attempt to adjust the
brakes while the engine is running. Always
disengage PTO, move shift lever into neutral
position, stop engine and remove key to
prevent unintended starting.
There is a small yellow wire connected to a
spring switch on the underside of the shift cover panel.
Be careful not to damage it when removing the panel.
If the tractor does not come to a complete stop when
the clutch-brake pedal is completely depressed, or if
the tractor's rear wheels can roll with the parking brake
applied, the brake is in need of adjustment. The brake
disc can be found on the right side of the transmission
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in the rear of the tractor. Adjust if necessary as follows:
Ferrule and
Hairpin Clip
Looking at the transmission from the right side of
the tractor, locate the compression spring and
brake disc. See Figure 9.
Spring
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Compression
Hex Nut
Speed Control Rod
Figure 10
NOTE:
Rear, right wheel not shown for clarity
Figure 9
Loosen, but do NOT remove, the hex nut found on
the right side of the brake assembly. See Figure 9.
Using a feeler gauge, set the gap between the
brake disc and the brake puck at .011".
Re-tighten the hex nut loosened eadier.
SpeedControlAdjustment
NOTE: When operating the unit initially or after
replacing the belts, there will be little difference
between the highest two speeds until after the belts
have gone through a break-in period and have seated
themselves into the pulleys.
NOTE:
Figure is NOT to scale
Figure 11
If the full range of speeds cannot be obtained on your
unit, adjust the speed control as follows.
Reinsert the ferrule and re-secure the rod with the
cotter pin removed eadier.
Reassemble the shift cover panel, start the tractor's
engine and test the full range of speeds.
Unthread the shift knob and remove the two flange
screws which secure the shift cover panel in place.
Refer to Figure 7.
Remove the shift cover panel and locate the speed
control rod. See Figure 10.
IMPORTANT: If the above adjustment did not result in
the tractor obtaining the full range of speeds, see an
authorized service dealer to have the variable speed
drive system inspected and professionally adjusted.
NOTE: There is a small yellow wire connected to a
spring switch on the underside of the shift cover panel.
Be careful not to damage it when removing the panel.
SteeringAdjustment
Remove the hairpin clip which secures the speed
control rod's ferrule to the speed bracket. See
Figure 10.
At the factory, the speed control rod is adjusted so that
5/8-in. of the rod is exposed beyond the ferrule.
If the tractor turns tighter in one direction than the other,
or if either the tie rod and ferrule are being replaced due
to damage or wear, the tie rod may need to be adjusted.
To do so, proceed as follows:
NOTE:
A replacement cotter pin (part no. 714-0470)
is needed to complete this adjustment. Have one on
hand before proceeding.
Adjust the speed control by threading the ferrule
inward so that no more than 3/4-in. of the rod is
exposed beyond the ferrule. See Figure 11.
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Placethesteeringwheelinpositionforstraight
aheadtravel.
Infrontofthepivotbar,measurethedistance
horizontally
fromtheinsideoftheleftrimtothe
insideofthedghtrim.Notethedistance.
Behindthepivotbar,measurethedistance
hodzontalty
fromtheinsideoftheleftdmtothe
insideofthedghtrim.Notethedistance.
Themeasurement
takeninfrontofthepivotbar
shouldbebetween1/16"and5/16"lessthanthe
measurement
takenbehindthepivotbar.Ifit isnot,
anadjustment
is necessary.
Proceedasfollows.
Locatetheferruleattherightendofthetierod,just
totherearoftheright,fronttireoftractor.See
Figure12.
Removethecotterpinandflatwasherwhich
securestheadjustment
ferruletothetractorsright
axle.
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TieTRod
Right Front Tire
Figure 12
Reinsert the adjustment ferrule and temporadly
secure it with the cotter pin removed earlier.
Make certain the steering wheel is in position for
straight-ahead travel before again taking
measurements. Continue to repeat the steps above
until a proper adjustment is achieved.
Secure the tie rod to the right axle with the flat
washer removed earlier and a replacement cotter
pin.
NOTE: Lengthening the tie rod increases the tractor's
the tie rod decreases
Ferr_.._
Right Axle
Twoturnsatatime,threadtheadjustment
ferrule
towardtheright,fronttiretolengthen
thetierod.Or,
threadtheadjustment
ferruleawayfromthedght,
fronttiretoshortenthetierod.
front tie toe-in. Shortening
tractor's front tire toe-in.
FlatWashe+
the
IMPORTANT: Do NOT reuse the original cotter pin once
it has been removed.
SECTION7: MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
Before
performing
any
maintenance
or repairs, place the deck
engagement/lift lever in the BLADES STOP
position, move shift lever into neutral position,
set parking brake, stop engine and remove
key to prevent unintended starting.
Engine
Refer to the Briggs & Stratton Operator/Owner
Manual for engine maintenance instructions.
Check engine oil level before each use as instructed in
the Briggs & Stratton Operator!Owner Manual packed
with your unit. Follow the instructions carefully.
Cleaningthe EngineAndDeck
ChangingEngineOil
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 or on any other
part of the machine, especially the belts, pulleys and
other moving parts. Clean the underside of the deck
with a wisk broom, scraper or forced air after each
mowing.
For draining oil from the engine's crankcase of select
model tractors, a plastic oil drain sleeve is packed with
this Operator's Manual. To drain the oil, proceed as
follows:
Unscrew the oil fill cap and remove the dipstick
from the oil fill tube.
IMPORTANT: The use of a pressure washer or garden
hose to clean your tractor is NOT recommended. It may
cause damage to electdcal components, spindles,
pulleys, bearings or the engine. The use of water wilt
result in a shortened life of the tractor and reduce its
serviceability.
Snap the small end of oil drain sleeve onto the oil
sump. See Figure 13.
Remove drain plug and drain oil into a suitable
container with a capacity of no less than 64 oz.
17
Lubrication
®
WARNING:
inspecting,
shift lever
brake, stop
unintended
Before lubricating, repairing, or
always disengage PTO, move
into neutral position, set parking
engine and remove key to prevent
starting.
Engine
Lubricate the engine with motor oil as instructed in the
Briggs & Stratton Operator/Owner Manual packed with
your unit.
Rear Wheels
The rear wheels should be removed from the axles
once a season. Lubricate the axles and the rims well
with an all-purpose grease before re-installing them.
Oil Drain Sleeve
Front Axles
Each end of the tractor's front pivot bar may be
equipped with a grease fitting. If so equipped, lubricate
with a grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor
operation.
Figure 13
Service the oil filter (if so equipped) as instructed
in the separate Briggs & Stratton Operator/Owner
Manual packed with your unit.
Perform the above steps in the opposite order after oil
has finished draining.
Pivot Points& Linkage
Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive system,
clutch-brake pedal and lift linkage at least once a
season with light oil.
Refill the engine with new motor oil.
IMPORTANT: Refer to the Briggs & Stratton Operator/
Owner Manual packed with your unit for information
regarding the quantity and proper weight of motor oil.
SteeringShaft and Gear
Lubricate teeth of steering gears with automotive multipurpose grease after every 25 hours of operation or
once a season. See Figure 14.
IMPORTANT: Refer to the Briggs & Stratton Operator/
Owner Manual packed with your unit for information
regarding the quantity and proper weight of motor oil.
Air Cleaner
Service the pre-cleaner, if so equipped, and cartridge/
air cleaner element as instructed in the Briggs &
Stratton Operator/Owner Manual packed with your unit.
Fuel Filter
Service the fuel filter, if so equipped, as instructed in the
Briggs & Stratton Operator/Owner Manual packed with
your unit.
Spark Plug(s)
The spark plug(s) should be cleaned and the gap reset
once a season. Spark plug replacement is
recommended at the start of each mowing season.
Refer to the Briggs & Stratton Operator!Owner Manual
for correct plug type and gap specifications.
Steering Shaft and Gear
Figure 14
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SECTION8: SERVICE
_
and
ground Disconnect
against thethe engine
before
WARNING:
spark plug
wire
performing
any adjustments,
repairs or
maintenance.
Hook
CuttingDeckRemoval
WARNING:
Shut the engine off, remove
ignition key, set the parking brake, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the
engine to prevent unintended starting before
removing the cutting deck.
_
safety
goggles Always
to protect
while
ARNING:
wear your
safety eyes
glasses
or
removing the cutting deck.
Spring
For performing service on your tractor and in order to
properly mount some (separately available)
attachments, it may be necessary to remove the
tractor's cutting deck. To due so, proceed as follows:
Transmission
Figure 15
Place the deck engagement/lift lever in the
engaged (all the way forward) position.
Using a spring puller (Part No. 732-0571)or other
suitable tool, disconnect the spring which is
attached to a small hook found on the left, rear
portion of the transmission. See Figure 15.
Place the deck engagement/lift lever in the
BLADES STOP position.
Locate the two belt keeper pins, found on either
side of the engine pulley, and use a 1/4-inch socket
wrench to remove them from the lower frame. See
Figure 16.
Belt Keeper Pins
NOTE: When reassembling, make certain belt keeper
pins are assembled in the same locations from which
they were removed.
Deck Anti-sway Rod
Deck Be t
Figure 16
Unroute the deck belt from around the engine
pulley. Return the deck engagement/lift lever to the
engaged (all the way forward) position.
Locate the deck anti-sway rod and front deck links
found near the front of the cutting deck. See Figure
16 & Figure 17.
First remove the hairpin clip which secures the antisway rod to the front portion of the cutting deck,
then remove the hairpin clips which secure the
front deck links. Retain the hairpin clips.
Carefully lower the front portion of the deck to the
ground.
0
Front Deck Links
Figure 17
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Deck Anti-sway Rod
and Hairpin Clip
Remove the hairpin clips which secure the rear
deck hangers to the deck stabilizer bracket. See
Figure 18. Retain the hairpin clips.
The blades may be removed as follows.
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to
CuttingDeckRemoval
on page 19) then gently flip the
deck over to expose its underside.
Place a block of wood between the center deck
Rear Deck Hangers
housing baffle and the cutting blade to act as a
stabilizer. See Figure 19.
Hex Flange Nut
Figure 18
NOTE: The style and shape the stablizer brecket and
stablizer rod vary. Yours may differ slightly from that
shown in Figure 18.
Spindle Assembly
Figure 19
Carefully lower the rear :_ortion of the deck to the
ground.
Use a 15/16" wrench to remove the
that secures the blade to the spindle
Figure 19.
To propedy sharpen the cutting blades,
amounts of metal from both ends of the
the cutting edges, parallel to the trailing
to 30 ° angle. See Figure 20.
NOTE:
For normal service and maintenance, the
deck stabilizer bracket doesn't need to be removed
from the tractor. If removing the cutting deck in order to
mount a Snow Thrower attachment, however, the
stabilizer bracket must be removed. To do so, simply
remove the hairpin clip which secures the stabilizer rod
to the stabilizer bracket. See Figure 18.
hex flange nut
assembly. See
remove equal
blades along
edge, at a 25 °
Blade Separation
Place the deck engagement/lift lever in the
BLADES STOP position to raise the lift links up,
and out of the way.
Carefully slide the deck from beneath the right side
of the lawn tractor.
Worn Blade Edge
CuttingBlades
Wind Wing
WARNING:
Be sure to shut the engine off,
remove ignition key, disconnect the spark
plug wire(s) and ground against the engine to
prevent unintended starting before removing
the cutting blade(s) for sharpening
or
replacement. Protect your hands by using
heavy gloves or a rag to grasp the cutting
blade.
5/8"
Sharpen Edge Evenly
Figure 20
WARNING:
Periodically inspect the blade
adapter and/or spindle for cracks or damage,
especially if you strike a foreign object.
Replace immediately if damaged.
IMPORTANT: If the cutting edge of the blade has already
been sharpened to within 5/8" of the wind wing radius,
or if any metal separation is present, replace the blades
with new ones. See Figure 20.
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Itis important
thateachcuttingbladeedgebeground
equallytomaintainproperbladebalance.A poorly
balancedbladewiltcauseexcessive
vibrationandmay
causedamagetothetractorandresultinpersonal
IMPORTANT: Never jump your tractor's dead battery
with the battery of a running vehicle.
Connect end of one jumper cable to the positive
terminal of the good battery, then the other end to
the positive terminal of the dead battery.
Connect the other jumper cable to the negative
terminal of the good battery, then to the frame of
the unit with the dead battery.
injury.
The blade can be tested by balancing it on a round
shaft screwdriver. Grind metal from the heavy side until
it balances evenly.
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.
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Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Use a torque wrench to tighten the blade
spindle hex flange nut to between 70 foot-pounds and
90 foot-pounds.
Clean the battery by removing it from the tractor and
washing with a baking soda and water solution. If
necessary, scrape the battery terminals with a wire
brush to remove deposits. Coat terminals and exposed
wiring with grease or petroleum jelly to prevent
corrosion.
Battery
The battery is sealed and is maintenance-free.
levels cannot be checked.
Acid
Battery Failures
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
Some common causes for battery failure are:
• incorrect initialactivation
• undercharging
• overcharging
• corroded connections
• freezing
These failures are NOT covered by your tractor's
warranty.
Always keep the rubber boot positioned over the
positive terminal to prevent shorting.
Tires
IMPORTANT: If removing the battery for any reason,
disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it's
terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire.
When re-installing 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 change the polarity and cause damage to your
engine's alternating system.
Recommended operating tire pressure is
approximately 10 p.s.i. Maximum tire pressure under
any circumstances is 30 p.s.i. Equal tire pressure
should be maintained on all tires.
When installing a tire to the rim, be certain rim is clean
and free of rust. Lubricate both the tire and rim
generously. Never inflate to over 30 p.s.i, to seat
beads.
Charging
WARNING:
Excessive pressure (over 30
p.s.i.) when seating beads may cause tire/rim
assembly to burst with force sufficient to
cause serious injury.
If the tractor has not been put into use for an extended
period of time, charge the battery with an automotivetype 12wolt charger for a minimum of one hour at six
amps.
,_
BeltReplacement
gas
while charging.
Charge
in a well
WARNING:
Batteries
give battery
off an explosive
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.
WARNING:
Shut the engine off, remove
ignitionkey, set the parking brake, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the
engine to prevent unintended starting before
replacing belts.
Jump Starting
,_
could
cause sparking,
anduse
thethis
gasprocedure
in either
WARNING:
Failure to
battery could explode.
For performing service on your tractor and in order to
properly mount some (separately available)
attachments, it may be necessary to remove the
tractor's cutting deck. To due so, proceed as follows:
the battery, follow
instructions
to
WARNING:
When these
removing
or installing
prevent the screwdriver from shorting against
the frame.
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Deck Belt
Using a spring puller (Part No. 732-0571)or other
suitable tool, disconnect the spring which is
attached to a small hook found on the left, rear
portion of the transmission. Refer to Figure 15.
Using a spring puller (Part No. 732-0571)or other
suitable tool, disconnect the two springs which are
attached to the rear portion of the tractor frame.
See Figure 22.
WARNING:
Shut the engine off, remove
ignition key, set the parking brake, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the
engine to prevent unintended starting before
removing the cutting deck.
WARNING:
Always wear safety glasses or
safety goggles to protect your eyes while
removing the cutting deck.
Remove the cutting deck from the tractor (Refer to
CuttingBeck Removalon page 19, for detailed
instructions).
Remove the belt guards (located over each spindle
pulley) by removing the self-tapping screws which
secure them in place. See Figure 21.
Self-Tapping
Screws
Figure 22
Place the deck engagement/lift lever in the
BLADES STOP position.
Locate the two belt keeper pins, found on either
side of the engine pulley, and use a 1/4-inch socket
wrench to remove them from the lower frame. Refer
Belt Guards
to Figure 16.
NOTE: When reassembfing, make certain belt keeper
Figure 21
pins are assembled
they were removed.
Remove and replace the belt, reassemble following
the instructions in reverse order.
in the same locations from which
Using an impact gun with a 5/8-inch socket, remove
the hex screw with secures the engine pulley to the
engine crankshaft.
Carefully lower the pulley off of the crankshaft and
remove the belt from around it.
Disconnect the battery cables from the terminals
(disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it's
terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red)
wire).
Detach the battery hold-down rod and remove both
the battery and battery tray from the tractor.
Locate the transmission pulley though the battery
tray opening. See Figure 23.
Using an impact gun with a 13/16-inch socket,
remove the pulley from the transmission's input
shaft by removing the flange nut which secures it
Carefully lift the pulley off of the transmission's
input shaft and remove the upper drive belt from
around it and the variable speed.
Drive Belts (Upper and Lower)
NOTE: The engine pulley must be removed from the
engine's crankshaft in order to change the tractor's
drive belts. Doing so requires an airlimpact wrench.
It is recommended that both belts be changed at the
same.
Place the deck engagement/lift lever in the
engaged (all the way forward) position.
Unthread the shift knob and remove the two flange
screws which secure the shift cover panel in place.
Refer to Figure 7. Remove the shift cover panel.
NOTE:
There is a small yellow wire connected to a
spring switch on the underside of the shift cover panel.
Be careful not to damage it when removing the panel
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NOTE:
A spacer is located beneath the transmission
pulley. Be careful not to lose the spacer and be certain
NOT reinstall the spacer upside down.
Remove the lower drive belt from around the lower
portion of the variable speed pulley and feed it
toward the shift cover panel opening.
Remove the lower drive belt by lifting it through the
cover panel opening
Reassemble new belts, following the previous
instructions in reverse order.
IMPORTANT: When remounting the engine pulley,
torque the hex bolt to between 38 foot-pounds and 50
foot-pounds.
IMPORTANT:When remounting the transmission pulley,
torque the flange nut to between 25 foot-pounds and 33
foot-pounds.
Figure 23
SECTION9: OFF-SEASON
STORAGE
WARNING:
Never store the machine or
fuel container indoors where there is an
open flame, spark or pilot light such as on
water heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other
gas appliance.
WARNING:
Lubricate all lubrication points. Wipe the entire
machine with an oiled rag to protect the surfaces.
Refer to the engine manual for correct engine
storage instructions. The engine must be
completely drained of fuel to prevent gum deposits
from forming on essential carburetor parts, fuel
lines and fuel tanks.
Use a fuel stabilizer additive
or drain the fuel 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. Fuel left in engine without a
stabilizer additive for extended periods
deteriorates and will cause problems.
Charge battery fully. The battery loses some of its
charge each day when the unit is not used.
NEVER store battery without a full charge. Recharge
battery before returning to service or every two months,
whichever occurs first.
When storing unit for extended periods, disconnect
battery cables. Removing battery from unit is
recommended.
If the machine is to be inoperative for a period longer
than 30 days, prepare for storage as follows.
Store unit in a clean, dry area. Do not store next to
corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
Clean the engine and the entire unit thoroughly.
IMPORTANT: The use of a pressure washer or garden
hose to clean your unit is not recommend. Damage to
electric components, spindles, pulleys, bearings or the
engine may result. The use of water will result in
shortened life and reduce serviceability.
NOTE:
When storing any type of power equipment in
an unventilated or metal storage shed, care should be
taken to rustproof the equipment. Using a light oil or
silicone, coat the equipment, especially any chains,
springs, bearings and cables.
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SECTION
10: ATTACHMENTS
& ACCESSORIES
The following attachments and accessories are compatible for Lawn Tractor Model 689. See the retailer from
which you purchased your tractor, an authorized Service Dealer or phone 1(800) 520-5520 for information
regarding price and availability. Lawn tractor model 689 are NOT designed for use with any type of groundengaging attachments (e.g. tiller or plow). Use of this type of equipment WILL void the tractor's warranty.
MODEL
OEM-190-116
OEM-190-180
OEM-190-215
OEM-190-226
OEM-190-620
OEM-190-627
OEM-190-658
OEM-190-808
DESCRIPTION
42-inch Deck Mulch Kit
Twin Bagger Grass Collector (for 38- and 42-inch Decks)
Rear Wheel Weights (Two per set)
Front Bumper Kit
46-inch Front Dozer Blade
42-inch Two-stage Snow Thrower
Tire Chains, for 20" x 8.0" tires (Two per set)
Deluxe Tractor Sunshade
SECTION
11: TROUBLE
SHOOTING
GUIDE
Trouble
Possible
Engine wilt not
crank
Safety switch button
not depressed.
Battery installed
incorrectly.
Engine cranks
but will not start
Engine smokes
Excessive
vibration
Mower wilt not
discharge grass
or teaves uncut
strips
NOTE:
Cause(s)
Battery is dead or
weak.
Blown fuse or circuit
breaker.
Engine ground wire
loose.
Throttle not in correct position.
No fuel to the carburetor.
No spark to spark
plug.
Dirty air cleaner.
Engineoit has been
overfifled.
Engine loses crankcase vacuum.
Bent or
damaged blade,
Bent blade.
Engine speed low.
Speed selection.
Cuttingheightsettoo
tow.
Blades short or dull.
For repairs
beyond
the minor
Corrective
Action
There are two switches in the starting circuit of your unit: the clutch pedal switch and
the deck engagement/lift lever switch. Make certain the actuator is fully depressing
the buttons on each switch.
The battery must be installed with negative terminal attached to black ground wire.
Negative terminal is identified at the post by "NEG", "N" or "-". The positive terminal,
identified by "POS", "P" or "+", must be attached to the big red wire which goes to the
solenoid. All batteries are to be fully charged before installing. Refer to "Quick Start"
battery guide that came with the operator's manual.
Charge with 6 AMP charger until fully charged.
Refer to schematic for fuse location and replace fuse if blown, tf fuse blows repeatedly, see an authorized service dealer to have the tractor's wire harness serviced.
Engine should have a black ground wire running from engine to frame or mounting
bolt.
Refer to Starting the Enginein this manual for correct position of the throttle control.
Gasoline tank empty. Fill with clean, fresh gasoline.
Fuel line or in-line fuel filter plugged. Remove and clean fuel line. Replace filter if
necessary.
Spark plug lead disconnected. Connect lead.
Faulty spark plug. Replace spark plug.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit. If the air cleaner is dirty, replace it
Check oil level. Drain as necessary.
Dipstick not seated or broken. Replace dipstick.
Engine breather defective. Replace.
Stop engine immediately. Check all pulleys, blade adapters, keys and bolts for
tightness and spindle damage. Tighten or replace any damaged parts.
Stop engine immediately. Replace damaged blade. Only use original equipment
blades.
Always operate the cutting deck with throttle control set in the FAST (rabbit) position.
Slow your ground speed. The slower your ground speed, the better the quality of cut.
Raisedeck.
Sharpen or replace blades (uncut strip problem only).
adjustments
above, contact
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your local authorized
service
dealer.
SECTION12: MODEL689 PARTSLIST
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22
17
23
REF.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
710-0148
710-0599
710-0726
710-1237
710-1314A
710-1315
731-1682A
751-0617A
721-0208
726-0205
712-0271
736-0119
REF.
NO.
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
DESCRIPTION
Screw, #8-32 x .375
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-12 x.75
Screw, #10-32 x .625
Socket Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x .625
Self-tapping Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.25
Oil Drain Sleeve
Muffer, Single Inlet
Exhaust Gasket
Hose Clamp, .490
Hex Sems Nut, 1/4-20
Lock Washer, 5/16
25
PART
NO.
751B213146
751-0619A
751-0535
751-0564A
783-0615C
710-3029
711-1044
736-0171
736-0322
750-0956
756-04023
726-0272
DESCRIPTION
Casing Clamp
Exhaust Pipe
Fuel Line Hose
Muffler Deflector
Muffler Heat Shield
Hex Screw, 7/16-20 x 1.25
Belt Keeper Pin, 5/16 x 4.75
Lock Washer, 7/16
Flat Washer, .450 x 1.25 x. 164
Spacer, 1.0 x 1.4 x .825
Engine Pulley, 3.12 x 5.56
Clamp
Model689
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5
35
20
18
19
3
6
26
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NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
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25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
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PART
NO.
629-0469B
683-0195
710-0528
710-0895
710-0599
710-0924
710-1017
712-3010
725-0157
712-0292
726-0201
736-0119
747-2138
725-0963
725-1649
731-2637
735-0126
726-0230
751-0555B
751-0603
736-3078
783-0785
783-0784
731-2119A
783-0783
783-0553A
783-1495
17632D
710-0607
710-0788
783-1346
731-04180
736-3090
746-04020A
725-1396
725-0201
777X40137
DESCRIPTION
Headlamp Harness Assembly
Bracket Assembly
Hex Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.50
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-15 x .75
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
Machine Screw, 1/4-20 x .75
Screw, 1/4-20 x .625
Hex Nut, 5/16-18
Cable Tie, 7.4"
U-type Speed Nut
Speed Nut, 5/16
Lock Washer, 5/16
Hinge Rod
Headlamp, 12V
Headlamp Socket
Headlight Lens
Rubber Washer, .87 x .33
Cable Tie, 30.66
Fuel Tank, 1.5 gal.
Fuel Tank Cap
Flat Washer, .344 x 1.0 x .063
LH Side Panel
RH Side Panel
Grille
Hood
Hood Support Bracket
Hood Side Bracket
Battery Support Bracket
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .5
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.0
Grille Support Bracket
Dash Panel
Flat Washer, .260 x .720 x .060
Throttle / Choke Control, 18.5"
Ignition Switch, 6-pin
Keys (pair)
Headlight Lens Reflector (not shown)
NOTE: Tractor features vary by model. NOT all parts listed above and pictured on the previous page are standard equipment.
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NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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15
16
17
18
19
20
21
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23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
Wheel Ass'y
Complete
Square Shoulder
634-01 OSA
PART
NO.
17198A
719-0399B
710-0514
710-0643
710-0726
710-0805
710-1309
712-0240
712-0262
712-0431
712-3004A
714-0470
717-1757A
723-0448A
726-0214
731-0484A
736-0187
736-0226
736-0242
736-0356
731-04681
738-0141
738-0527
738-0919
741-0475
736-0162
741-0656
736-0285
747-1268B
748-0389
748-04014A
748-04020
750-0535
783-0041D
631-04008
747-04057
711-04059
634-0105A
683-04016
683-04015
741-0487A
731-0405B
683-0002A
Rim Assembly
634-0172
DESCRIPTION
Retainer Gear Segment Plate
Cast Iron Pivot Bar, .625
Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.0
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.0
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-12 x .75
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.5
Machine Screw, 5/16-18 x .75
Jam Nut, 7/16-20 (Grade 2)
Jam Nut, 3/8-24
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18
Cotter Pin, 1/8 x 1.25
Stearing Segment Gear
Ball Joint, 7/16 -20
Push Cap, .625
Hub Cap
Flat Washer, .64 x 1.24 x .060
Flat Washer, .474 x .879 x .064
Bell Washer, .34 x .872 x .060
Bell Washer, .391 x .380x .062
Steering Wheel Cap, Small, Troy-Bilt
Shoulder Screw, .435 x .350, 5/16-18
Shoulder Screw, .498 x 2.045
Steering Shaft, 21.86
Plastic Bushing, .38 ID
Flat Washer, .64 x 1.0 x .12
Hex Flange Bearing, 5/8
Flat Washer, .635 x 1.589 x .06
Steering Drag Link, 7/16-20
Cap, 1.25 x.16
Steering Arm
Spacer, 1.0 x .645 x .56
Spacer, .380 x .625 x .21
Pivot Bar Bracket
Steenng Wheel, Three Spoke
Tie Rod, Adjustable
Ferrule, 3/8-24 x .437 Dia
Square Shoulder Wheel Ass'y Complete
RH Axle Assembly
LH Axle Assembly
Flange Beadng
End Cap w/Fitting
Steel Pivot Bar, .625
Inner Bearing
741-0706
(Range w/Fitting)
Outer Bearing
741-0487A
(Plastic Flange)
Tire Only
734-1731
(15 x 6 x 6)
Air Valve
734-0255
NOTE: Tractor features vary by model. NOT all parts listed above and pictured on the previous page are standard equipment.
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14
35
22
2
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Q
D
O
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oo
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I
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* Attach the short end of spring to the notch in the rear
of Ref. No. 2, Attach the long end to Ref, No. 1.
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NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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39
PART
NO.
17239C
17950A
17951A
710-0227
710-0726
712-0429
725-1303
725-1439
726-0278
726-0279
732-0581B
738-0296
17770G
17870C
783-04474
710-0751
710-1208
710-3008
712-0429
712-3027
732-04038
750-04212
783-04139
710-0599
725-1643
726-0320
726-3054
783-04050A
710-0870
738-04012
783-04081A
710-0703
761-0168B
757-04021
731-04591
735-04009
735-0196
726-3046
720-04009
736-0219
DESCRIPTION
Seat Lift Bracket
RH Pivot Support Bracket, Seat
LH Pivot Support Bracket, Seat
Self-tapping Screw, #8-18 x .50
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-12 x .75
Hex Lock Nut, 5/16-18
Outer Seat Spring Switch
Inner Seat Spring Switch
Insulator Plate Boss
Insulator Plate
Extension Spring, .75 x 5.31
Shoulder Screw, .437 x .286
Running Board
Fender (models w/o cupholder)
Fender (models w/cupholder)
Hex Screw, 1/4-20 x .620
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x 3.5
Hex Screw, 5/16-18 x .75
Nylon Lock Nut, 5/16-18
Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20
Compression Spring, 1.314 x 1.8
Spacer
LH Running Board
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
Spring Switch, Long
Insulator Nut Plate
U-Clip Nut, 1/4-20
Shift Cover Panel, 8-speed
Screw, 3/8-16 x .625
Shoulder Screw, .625 x .175, 3/8-16
Seat Pivot Bracket, Manual Adjust
Carriage Screw, 1/4-20 x .75
Blade Spindle Brake Assembly
Low Back Seat, Black
Cup Holder
LH Rubber Foot Pad
RH Rubber Foot Pad
Ratchet Clip, .250 Dia
Knob, 3/8-16 X .625
Bell Washer, .389 x 1.120 x .030
NOTE: Tractor features vary by model. NOT all parts listed above and pictured on the previous page are standard equipmenL
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to the notch openings in the rear of Ref, 25.
t Refer to Et on Page 38
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NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
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18
19
20
21
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36
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PART
NO.
17668A
17669A
17962
683-04025
683-04049
710-0224
710-0599
710-0627
710-0642
710-0726
710-3180
710-3008
712-0429
712-3006
716-0106
720-0233
732-0369
732-0750A
736-0222
736-0329
741-0487A
747-04031
748-04011A
783-0345
783-0355D
783-04011A
783-04031
783-04032
783-04213
725-04039
683-04048
711-04036
711-04075A
712-0130
714-04023
732-04050A
736-0219
REF.
NO.
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39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
DESCRIPTION
RH Axle Support Bracket
LH Axle Support Bracket
Switch Plate
Lift Handle Assembly
Lift Shaft Assembly
Self-tapping Screw, #10-16 x .5
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20x.5
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-24 x .75
Self4appingScrew,
1/4-20x.75
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-12 x .75
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.75
HexScrew, 5/16-18x.75
Hex Lock Nut, 5/16-18
Hex Nut, 1/4-20
E-Ring, .625 Dia Shaft
Handle Grip
Compression Spring, .55x 1.37
Switch Actuator Spring
External Lock Washer, 1/4
LockWasher, 1/4
Flange Bearing, .632 ID
Battery Hold-down Rod
Lift Shaft Connector
Battery Tray
Hitch Plate
Lower Frame
LH Upper FrameSide Panel
RH Upper Frame Side Panel
Deck Anti-sway Bracket
Screw-mount Interlock Switch
Stabilizer Shaft Assembly
Ferrule, 1/2-20x.50
Ferrule, 3/8-24 x.375
Hex Lock Nut, 3/8-16
Internal Cotter Pin, .080 x 1.56
Extension Spring, 1.07 x 9.52
Bell Washer, .389 x 1.12 x .030
Wheel Assembly
Complete
Square Shoulder
634-0104
PART
NO.
736-0267
738-0322
747-04018A
747-04040A
747-04069A
747-04157
748-04307
783-04294
783-04113
17630A
17840
17860
725-1426
710-0176
710-0809
712-0271
710-3015
714-0470
732-04029
783-04059
732-04075A
732-04076
732-0722A
736-0242
747-04043
750-0566A
B83-O4005A
735-0196
750-0802
720-04008
732-04017
736-0300
747-04039
750-04080
725-1737A
712-3027
B34-0104
Rim Assembly
634-0070
DESCRIPTION
Flat Washer, .385 x .87 x .060
Shoulder Bolt, .625 x .217
Deck Hanger Link
Deck Disengagement Rod
Deck Hanger Link
Rear Stabilizer Rod
Lift Link
Deck Stabilizer Bracket
Deck Lift Index Bracket
Shift Lever Retainer
Transaxle Mounting Bracket
Pedal Mounting Bracket
Solenoid
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 2.75
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.25
Hex Sems Nut, 1/4-20
Hex Screw, I/4-20 x .75
Cotter Pin
Extension Spring, .59 x 12.38
Speed Select Lever
Extension Spring, .73 x 12.54
Extension Spring, 1.15 x 7.90
Brake Return Spring
Bell Washer, .34 x .872 x .060
Variable Speed Control Rod
Spacer, .260 x .372 x 1.030
Clutch / Brake Pedal Assembly
Foot Pad, 4.6
Spacer, .640 x .76 x 2.63
Shift Handle Grip
Compression Spring, .89 x 1.75
Flat Washer, .406 x .875 x .059
Speed Control Rod
Spacer, .640 x 1.0 x .78
Battery, 190 CCA
Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20
Square Shoulder Wheel Ass'y Complete
Tire Only
734-1730
(2OxSxS)
Air Valve
734-0255
NOTE: Tractor features vary by model. NOT all parts listed above and pictured on the previous page are standard equipment.
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6
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PART
NO.
618-04034
656-0059A
683-04055
683-04056
683-04057
710-0514
710-0606
710-0627
710-1260A
710-3015
712-0431
712-0700
712-3027
714-0209
718-04012
718-0758A
736-0362
720-04028
738-0372B
741-0600
747-04072
750-04099
754-04001A
754-04002
756-04002
710-0599
647-04019
711-0736
714-0104
714-0470
732-04067
736-0275
17630A
DESCRIPTION
Transmission, Single-speed
Variable-speed Pulley, 4.75
Torque Bracket
Variable-speed Bracket
Variable-speed Bracket
Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.0
Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.5
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-24 x .75
Screw, 5/16-18 x .75
Hex Screw, 1/4-20 x .75
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
Flange Nut, 9/16-18
Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20
Internal Cotter Pin,. 125
Bearing Cup
Pulley Hub, 5/8 Spline
Flat Washer, .320 x 1.25 x .06
Shift Knob
Shoulder Spacer, 1.0 x .38 x .38
Ball Bearing, 17 x40 x 12
Shift Red
Stepped Spacer
Lower Drive Belt
Upper Drive Belt
Transmission Pulley, 7.25
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
Shift Lever Assembly
Ferrule, 1/4-20 x 1.0
Cotter Pin, 1.13
Cotter Pin, 1.25
Spring Compression Clip
Flat Washer, .344 x .688 x .065
Shift Lever Retainer
NOTE: Tractor features vary by model. NOT all parts listed above and pictured on the previous page are standard equipment.
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4
9
10
11
21
19
16
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25
28
26
27
29
36
Model689
REE
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
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PART
NO.
732-0614
716-0231
736-0336
736-0337
736-0349
736-0335
710-1325
719-04017
711-1109
741-0335
717-1464
716-0108
741-0340
721-0338
618-04041
741-0336
717-1362
717-1363
718-0228
736-0519
711-04053
736-0495
741-0337
611-0011
741-0862
732-0863
719-04018
717-0678
761-0202
710-1206
661-0001
737-0148
DESCRIPTION
Ring, Wire
Ring, E Type, .750
Fiat Washer, 5/8 x 1.0 x .030*
Fiat Washer, 5/8 x 1.0 x .040*
Fiat Washer, 5/8 x 1.0 x .020*
Washer, Thrust .635 x 1.26 x .06
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.625
Upper Housing
Input Shaft
Needle Bearing, .625 x .813 x .495
14-tooth Bevel Pinion
Retaining Ring, .437
Sleeve Bearing, .75 x .1.0 x 1.0
Seal, .75x 1.0x .125
Differential Assembly
Flange Bearing, 5/8 x 3/4 x 3/4
42-tooth Bevel Gear
42-tooth Bevel Gear
Clutch Collar
Flat Washer, .70 x 1.125 x .031
Drive Shaft
Thrust Washer, 1.0 x .632 x .0
Flange Bearing, 5/8 x 3/4 x 15/16
Detent Shaft Assembly
Detent Ball
Compression Spring
Lower Housing
Brake Puck
Brake Disc
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 2.375
Brake Assembly
Grease (19 oz.)
*Use applicable flat washer (12a, 12b or 12c) in this application allowing .0150/.0020 in. end-play
NOTE: If rebuilding the upper housing, include two ounces (2 oz.) of Unirex ® N3 grease (Part No. 737-0289) in the input shaft cavity.
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12
10
11
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13
5
IMPORTANT: For a proper
working machine, use
Factory Approved Parts.
V-belts are designed to
engage and disengage
safely. A substitute (non
OEM) V-belt can be
dangerous by not
disengaging completely.
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REE
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
PART
NO.
618-0142A
683-04035A
710-0726
710-1260A
710-1611B
712-0417A
714-04023
742-0611B
747-04018
754-0371A
REF.
NO.
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
DESCRIPTION
Spindle Assembly
Deck Shell
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-12 x.75
Screw, 5/16-18 x .75
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .75
Hex Flange Nut, 5/8-18
Internal Cotter Pin, .080 x 1.56
Blade, 21.23"
Deck Hanger Link/Anti-sway Rod
Deck Belt
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PART
NO.
783-04149B
783-04211
712-0431
734-0973
738-0373
731-1032B
710-0751
736-0270
712-3006
726-0233
DESCRIPTION
Belt Cover
Anti-sway Stabilizer Bracket
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
Deck Wheel, 5 x 1.38
Shoulder Screw, .498 x 1.53
Discharge Chute Assembly
Hex Cap Screw: 1/4-20 x .620
Bell Washer, .265 x .75 x .062
Hex Nut, 1/4-20
Push Nut, 1/4
HEADLIGHTS
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HEADLIGHTS
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SEAT SWITCH
EL/BL
DRG/WHT
PTO SWITCH
ORG
RED/WHT
BLU
ALTERNATOR
(D
CARB.
SOLE
REGULATOR
RED
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RED/BL
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SOLENO[E
STARTER
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RED
FUSE
20
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RE_
OFF:
G+M+R
KE
725
SWITCH
1396
RUN:
B+L+R
START:
B+L+S
SW I TCH
MANUFACTURER'S
LIMITED WARRANTY
O
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Troy-Bilt LLC
with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the
United States, its possessions and territories.
"Troy-Bilt" warrants this product 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 net 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 or components thereof are subject to
separate terms as follows: All normal wear parts or
component failures will be covered on the product for a period
of 30 days regardless of cause. After 30 days, but within the
two year period, normal wear part failures will be covered
ONLY IF caused by defects in materials or workmanship of
OTHER component parts. Normal wear parts and
components include, but are not limited to: batteries, belts,
blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats,
snow thrower skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber,
and tires.
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, check your
Yellow Pages, or contact Troy-Bilt LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-866-840-6483 or 1330-558-7220, or log on to our Web site at www.troybilt.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the
following cases:
a.
b.
c.
Engine or components thereof. These items may carry a
separate manufacturer's warranty. Refer to applicable
manufacturer's warranty for terms and conditions.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate
one year warranty.
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.
FOR:
®
d.
e.
f.
g.
Troy-Bilt does not extend any warranty for products sold
or exported outside of the United States, its possessions
and territories, except those sold through Troy-Bilt's
authorized channels of export distribution.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Troy-Bilt parts.
Service completed by someone other than an authorized
service dealer.
Transportation
charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability of 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-Bitt
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
Purchase to obtain warranty coverage.
Proof of
Troy-Bilt LLC, P.O. BOX361131CLEVELAND,OHIO44136-0019; Phone:1-866-840-6483,1-330-558-7220
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