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Operator’s Manual
26" RIDING MOWER
SIDE DISCHARGE
ELECTRIC START
PARTS AND SERVICE
This product has been expertly engineered and carefully manufactured to rigid quality standards. As with all
mechanical products, some adjustments or part replacement may be necessary during the life of your unit.
For Parts and service, contact our authorized distributor: call 1-800-849-1297
•
For replacement parts, have available the following information:
a.
Model Number/Manufacturer's I.D. Number
b.
Description of part.
For Technical Assistance: call 1-800-829-5886
For a Parts Manual, go to our website: www.weedeater.com
NOTE:
HOP provides parts and service through its authorized distributors and dealers; therefore,
all requests for parts and service should be directed to your local dealer(s). The philosophy
of HOP is to continually improve all of its products. If the operating characteristics or the
appearance of your product differs from those described in this Manual, please contact
your local dealer for updated information and assistance.
Catalog No.
WELRV1
IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
op er at ing this equipment.
Patents Pending
Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) is acceptable for use in this
machine. The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (E10) will void the
product warranty.
02.04.11 BAD/TH
Printed in the U.S.A.
532 44 20-89 Rev. 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty ................................................. 2
Safety Rules ........................................... 3
Product Specifications ............................ 6
Assembly/Pre-Operation ........................ 7
Operation .............................................. 10
Maintenance Schedule ......................... 16
Maintenance ......................................... 16
Service and Adjustments ...................... 20
Storage ................................................. 24
Troubleshooting .................................... 25
Repair Parts.......................................... 27
LIMITED WARRANTY
3.
Battery Warranty: On products equipped with a Battery, we will replace, without charge to you, any battery which we find
to be defective in manufacture, during the first ninety (90) days of ownership. After ninety (90) days, we will exchange the
Battery, charging you 1/12 of the price of a new Battery for each full month from the date of the original sale. Battery must
be maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished.
4.
The Warranty does not apply to any products used for rental or commercial purposes.
5.
This Warranty applies only to products which have been properly assembled, adjusted, operated, and maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished. This Warranty does not apply to any product which has been subjected to alteration, misuse, abuse, improper assembly or installation, delivery damage, or to normal wear of the product.
6.
Exclusions: Excluded from this Warranty are belts, blades, blade adapters, normal wear, normal adjustments, standard
hardware and normal maintenance.
7.
In the event you have a claim under this Warranty, you must return the product to an authorized service dealer.
Should you have any unanswered questions concerning this Warranty, please contact:
In Canada contact:
HOP
Outdoor Products Customer Service Dept.
9335 Harris Corners Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28269 USA
HOP
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario
L5V 3E4
giving the model number, serial number and date of purchase of your product and the name and address of the authorized
dealer from whom it was purchased.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME TIME PERIODS STATED HEREIN FOR OUR EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. Some areas
do not allow the limitation of consequential damages or limitations of how long an implied Warranty may last, so the above
limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights
which vary from locale to locale.
This is a limited Warranty within the meaning of that term as defined in the Magnuson-Moss Act of 1975.
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Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser. Transportation charges for any parts submitted for replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser
unless such return is requested by the manufacturer.
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
2.
15 DEGREES MAX.
This warranty does not apply to the engine, battery (except as noted below) or components parts thereof. Please refer to
the applicable manufacturer's warranty on these items.
WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
The Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser that this product as manufactured is free from defects in materials and workmanship. For a period of two (2) years from date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser, we will repair or
replace, at our option, without charge for parts or labor incurred in replacing parts, any part which we find to be defective due
to materials or workmanship. This Warranty is subject to the following limitations and exclusions.
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
WARRANTY
RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
SAFETY RULES
DECALS
DANGER: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing
objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
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4
• Never direct discharged material toward
anyone. Avoid discharging material
against a wall or obstruction. Material may
ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the
blade when crossing gravel surfaces.
• Do not operate machine without the entire
grass catcher, discharge chute, or other
safety devices in place and working.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blade, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting.
• Disengage blade when not mowing. Shut
off engine and wait for all parts to come
to a complete stop before cleaning the
machine, removing the grass catcher, or
unclogging the discharge chute.
• Operate machine only in daylight or good
artificial light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading
the machine into a trailer or truck.
• Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and
others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass , leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch hot
exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not
allow the mower deck to plow leaves or
other debris which can cause build-up to
occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before
operating or storing the machine. Allow
machine to cool before storage.
WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where
it cannot contact spark plug.
WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the riding
mower.
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
WARNING:This unit is not intended for
towing, or use of wheel weights. Only use
attachments designed specifically for this
riding mower.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Wash hands
after handling.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
6
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DECAL, STEERING WHEEL
DECAL, V-BELT SCH 30"
DECAL, WARN. DEFLECT/CTFGR
DECAL, DECK/DEFLECTOR
DECAL
DECAL, BYPASS
MANUAL OPERATOR ENGLISH
MANUAL OPERATOR SPANISH
532 43 05-88
532 43 35-96
532 42 51-13
532 44 07-79
532 43 67-55
532 43 24-79
532 44 20-89
532 44 20-90
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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• Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual
before starting.
• Do not put hands or feet near rotating
parts or under the machine. Keep clear
of the discharge opening at all times.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up
and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of bystanders
before operating. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
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SAFETY RULES
II. SLOPE OPERATION
III. CHILDREN
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of
control and tip-over accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. Operation
on all slopes requires extra caution. If you
cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy
on it, do not mow it.
• Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not
across.
• Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or
other hidden objects. Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
• Choose a low ground speed so that you
will not have to stop or shift while on the
slope.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose
traction.
• Always keep the machine in gear when
going down slopes. Do not shift to neutral
and coast downhill.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blade, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
• Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a
slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage
the blade and proceed slowly straight down
the slope.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow and
gradual. Do not make sudden changes
in speed or direction, which could cause
the machine to roll over.
• Use extra care while operating machine
with grass catchers or other attachments;
they can affect the stability of the machine.
• Do no use on steep slopes.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the edge
or if the edge caves in.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine
and the mowing activity. Never assume
that children will remain where you last
saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and
in the watchful care of a responsible adult
other than the operator.
• Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
• Before and while backing, look behind and
down for small children.
• Never carry children, even with the blade
shut off. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine
operation. Children who have been given
rides in the past may suddenly appear in
the mowing area for another ride and be run
over or backed over by the machine.
• Never allow children to operate the machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may block your view of a child.
IV. SERVICE
SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline.
Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes,
and other sources of ignition.
• Use only approved gasoline container.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running. Allow engine to cool
before refueling.
• Never fuel the machine indoors.
• Never store the machine or fuel container
where there is an open flame, spark, or
pilot light such as on a water heater or
other appliances.
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RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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14
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16
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19
20
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22
23
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26
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29
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31
32
33
34
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40
41
42
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49
50
51
58
DECK, 26"
MANDREL ASM
KEEPER, BELT
PULLEY, MANDREL
BELT
COVER, MANDREL
LIFT ASM, DECK
LINK, DECK LIFT
LINK, ADJUSTABLE
DEFLECTOR
SUPPORT, DEFLECTOR
ROD, HINGE
SPRING, TORSION
ARM, MOWER SUPPORT
NUT, LOCK
STUD
WASHER
PIN
BOLT, SHOULDER
PIN
WASHER, 17/32 X 1 3/16
LINK, DECK
NUT, LCK 3/8-16
SPRING, DECK
PIN
SPACER, MANDREL
BOLT, MANDREL
NUT, LOCK
BLADE
BOLT, BLADE
PULLEY, IDLER
GUARD, IDLER
KEEPER, BELT IDLER
BOLT, 3/8-16 X 1 1/2
ARM, BRAKE
SCREW, 1/4-20 X 5/8
NUT, 3/8-16 FLANGE
ARM, IDLER
BOLT, 5/16-18 X 1/2
WASHER, 16 GA.
CAP, SLEEVE
NUT, PUSH
KEEPER BELT
SPACER RETAINER
SCREW 3/8-16 X 1
BUMPER
COVER ASM. MULCH
532 42 81-93
532 19 28-70
532 43 25-20
532 43 25-94
532 42 85-78
532 42 82-42
532 42 93-95
532 42 91-95
532 42 93-97
532 43 89-23
532 42 89-68
532 13 14-91
532 19 70-26
532 41 88-63
873 90 05-00
532 19 51-61
819 19 19-12
532 19 42-09
532 19 65-39
532 19 42-08
819 17 19-12
532 42 93-50
873 90 06-00
532 42 95-31
532 12 47-88
532 18 76-90
532 17 39-84
532 40 02-34
532 42 85-00
532 19 30-03
532 19 31-97
532 14 10-43
532 19 34-14
872 11 06-12
532 19 94-70
532 13 77-29
873 90 06-00
532 42 84-35
817 49 05-08
819 17 16-16
532 10 53-04
532 11 04-52
532 43 86-10
532 19 90-92
817 00 06-16
532 40 47-42
532 42 97-58
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
SAFETY RULES
MOWER DECK
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20
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19
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40
39
8
17
37
19
• Never fill containers inside a vehicle or
on a truck or trailer bed with plastic liner.
Always place containers on the ground
away from your vehicle when filling.
• Remove gas-powered equipment from the
truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground.
If this is not possible, then refuel such
equipment 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.
• If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
• Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap
and tighten securely.
• If you strike a foreign object, stop and
inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make any adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Check grass catcher components and the
discharge chute frequently and replace
with manufacturer’s recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blade is sharp. Wrap the blade or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when
servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust
and service as required.
• Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
• Be sure the area is clear of bystanders
before operating. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
GENERAL SERVICE
6
36
58
32
31
5
48
50
28
49
35
4
27
10
38
27
26
33
34
3
• Never operate machine in a closed area.
• Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices. Check
their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked debris.
Allow machine to cool before storing.
50
49
51
2
11
41
25
13
24
12
42
1
23
52
19
18
17
15
16
14
LRV-A_Deck_8
20
19
21
16
17
18
22
29
30
36
5
RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
STEERING
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
Gasoline Capacity
and Type:
Oil Type
(API-SG-SL):
Oil Capacity:
Spark Plug:
1.2 qt.
Unleaded Regular
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30(below 32°F)
20 oz.
Champion RC12YC
(Gap: .030")
Ground Speed
Forward: 0-4 mph
Reverse: 0-1 mph
Blade Bolt Torque: 45-55 Ft. Lbs.
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining,
caring for and using your riding mower.
• Follow the instructions under “Maintenance” and “Storage” sections of this
owner’s manual.
WARNING: This riding mower is
equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered
or grass-covered land unless the engine’s
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
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 authorized
service center.
UNASSEMBLED PARTS
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3TEERINGª7HEELª)NSERT
3TEERINGª7HEEL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
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31
WHEEL ASM (FRONT)
E-CLIP
WASHER, HARDENED
WASHER, 1/4 X 3/4
SPINDLE, RH
WASHER, HARDENED THRUST
BUSHING, STEERING COLUMN
PIN, 5/64 X 3/4 COTTER
WASHER
WELDMENT, LWR STRG SHAFT
LINK, STRNG LH
LINK, STRNG RH
BOLT, 5/16-18 X 1 1/2
WASHER
NUT, 5/16-18
BUSHING, STEERING SNAP
SUPPORT, UPPER STEERING
BUSHING, UPPER STEERING
BOLT, 5/16-18 X 3/4
CLIP, RETAINER SPRING
COVER, STEERING COLUMN
SHAFT, STEERING
ADAPTER, STEERING WHEEL
WASHER, 9/16 X 2 3/8 12 GA.
NUT, JAM LOCK 1/2-20
WHEEL, STEERING
CAP, STEERING WHEEL
CLIP, RETAINER SPRING
SPINDLE, LH
CAP, HUB, AXLE
WASHER 1-1/16 X 2 X 10 GA
532 43 65-00
812 00 00-01
532 18 89-67
532 12 17-49
532 43 53-24
532 12 49-31
532 12 49-37
532 42 10-76
819 13 14-14
532 42 80-57
532 42 80-35
532 42 80-36
874 78 05-24
819 13 10-16
873 80 05-00
532 42 80-44
532 42 82-52
532 07 67-15
817 00 05-12
532 42 80-45
532 42 83-47
532 42 82-13
532 43 77-47
819 18 38-12
873 94 08-00
532 44 16-14
532 44 16-15
532 19 98-49
532 43 53-23
532 43 64-99
819 34 32-10
ªª*AMª.UT
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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ªª&LATª7ASHER
ªª,OCKª.UT
3TEERINGª7HEELª!DAPTER
3TEERINGª#OVER
ªªXªªª
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3TEERINGª3HAFTª
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RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
ASSEMBLY/PRE-OPERATION
STEERING
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25
24
26
23
22
Your new riding mower has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those
parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
riding mower all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY 4. Slide steering shaft protective foam cover
over shaft.
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need 5. Position front wheels of the riding mower
so they are pointing straight forward.
are listed below.
(1) 3/4" wrench
Insert
Nut
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
Steering Wheel
Washer
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in the
Adapter
operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
Foam Cover
TO REMOVE RIDING MOWER FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels
of carton. Remove carton and top frame
as one unit.
2. Remove packing materials from riding
mower.
NOTE: Only cut carton with a short blade
utility knife, a long blade or saw can puncture
tires on unit.
28
21
13
17
16
31
14
10
20
12
8
8
9
2
6
30
9
2
6
2
Steering Shaft
11
9
7
1. Insert steering shaft into mount and securely fasten with bolt, washer, and nut
provided.
2. Insert pin into hole in steering shaft.
3. Slide plastic cover over steering shaft
and into position.
19
15
6. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft.
7. Press steering wheel into position on
shaft, install large washer, and tighten
nut securely.
8. Snap steering wheel insert into center of
steering wheel securely.
INSTALL SEAT
1. Pivot seat upward and remove from the
cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard.
2. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted
hole in pan.
3. Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of
riding mower.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR RIDING
MOWER
INSTALL STEERING COLUMN
18
19
Steering Shaft
8
Plastic Cover
7
3
4
1
5
Pin
29
4
Nut
LRV-A_Steering_1_r4
1
3
2
Washer
Steering
Shaft
Mount
Seat
Bolt
Seat Pan
30
6
46
02
34
7
Shoulder
Bolt
TO INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
4. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble
adjustment knob and flat washer loosely.
Do not tighten.
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright
position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front of
mower deck opening and slide into place,
as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower
deck.
CAUTION: Do not remove discharge
shield from mower.
Flat Washer
02464
Adjustment Knob
5. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
6. Slide seat until a comfortable position is
reached which allows you to press clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
7. Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
8. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob
securely.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional grass
catcher accessory.
NOTE: If discharging or bagging results
are unsatisfactory with mulching blades
on mower, remove the mulching blades
and install high performance discharging
blades, which are available at an autorized
service center.
CHECK BATTERY
Make sure battery is securely fastened,
and that all wires are securely connected.
• Battery is located under the seat.
• Battery has been fully charged from the
factory, before installation.
Deflector
Shield
Mulcher
Plate
Seat
Latch
Hooks
DRIVE
RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
KEY PART
NO. NO.
-1
2
3
4
5
6
7
532 43 61-44
532 43 64-98
532 12 17-48
812 00 00-01
532 12 35-83
532 42 79-39
532 42 80-69
532 42 78-73
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10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
812 10 00-09
532 42 88-76
532 00 13-70
532 43 06-45
532 43 08-45
532 43 85-68
532 12 47-93
532 42 79-26
532 43 72-81
532 42 47-59
532 43 08-70
532 42 79-97
532 42 80-77
532 42 80-76
532 43 13-74
532 42 79-95
532 42 83-03
532 42 98-16
532 42 90-53
532 42 83-02
532 17 48-40
532 18 39-00
532 42 90-55
532 42 84-64
532 42 84-61
532 42 84-62
532 41 15-55
872 11 04-06
873 80 04-00
532 16 54-92
874 78 04-12
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
SERVICE KIT, TRANSAXLE
WHEEL ASM (REAR)
WASHER, 16 GA.
E-CLIP
KEY. SQUARE
WELDMENT. DRIVE AXLE
CHAIN DRIVE
SPROCKET. 9 TOOTH
SPLINED
RING, SNAP
DIFFERENTIAL ASM
WASHER, THRUST
CHAIN, PRIMARY DRIVE
BUSHING
BRACKET, CARRIER
BEARING ASM
SHAFT INPUT
WHEEL, FRICTION A5M
ARM, SHIFT
ROD, BYPASS
BRACE CARRIER REAR
SPRING, CARRIER
SPRING, BRAKE
SPRING, BYPASS
BRACE CARRIER BOX
LINK, SHIFT
ARM. CLUTCH
WELDMENT SHIFT LEVER
SUPPORT, SHIFT LEVER
WASHER, NYLON
HUB SHIFT LEVER
SPACER, NYLON
MNTG BRKT. SHIFT ARM
BRACKET, SHIFTER FLEX
TUBE SHIFT ARM
GRIP, HANDLE
BOLT, CARRIAGE - 114-20 X 3/4
NUT NYLON LOCK 114-20
BOLT, SHOULDER
BOLT, 1/4-20 X 3/4
8
810 04 04-00
819 09 12-10
532 16 60-02
873 68 04-00
817 49 04-36
819 09 10-16
817 49 04-20
532 43 02-49
532 43 02-45
532 42 80-21
532 43 02-47
532 42 80-78
877 01 08-10
532 42 80-19
532 42 80-17
532 43 52-53
532 42 80-16
532 12 47-88
817 49 05-08
532 43 55-59
532 42 79-45
532 42 96-78
877 10 08-12
876 02 02-08
532 42 93-25
532 42 96-94
532 42 96-93
817 49 04-06
532 42 80-70
817 00 05-12
532 43 64-99
812 00 00-02
532 42 95-19
74
75
532 43 78-41
532 43 34-95
DESCRIPTION
WASHER, LOCK
WASHER FLAT
WASHER, SERRATED
NUT, CROWN LOCK 114-20
SCREW 1/4-20 X 2 114
WASHER
SCREW, 1/4-20 X 1 1/2
PLATE BRAKE ANTI - ROTATE
SPRING, BRAKE RETURN
ARM, BRAKE
SPACER RETURN
CALIPER, BRAKE ASM
PIN, DOWEL 1/4
PLATE, BRAKE PAD
PUCK BRAKE
ROTOR, BRAKE
CAP, BRAKE CALIPER
PIN, RETAINER
BOLT, 5/16-16 X 112
CABLE, BRAKE
WELDMENT, PEDAL
ROD, PARKING BRAKE
PIN, .25 X .75 CLEVIS
PIN, 1/16 DIA. COTTER
BRACKET, BRAKE SUPPORT
COVER PEDAL
COVER, BRAKE PEDAL
SCREW, 1/4-20 X 3/8
BRAKE CABLE MOUNT
BOLT, 5/16-18 X 3/4
CAP HUB AXLE
E RING #5133-62
SPROCKET II TOOTH
SPLINED
TENSION LRV CHAIN
SPROCKET IDLER
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
NOTE: You may now roll your riding
mower off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the riding mower
from the skid.
Battery
40
41
42
43
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
33
DRIVE
RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
61
63
68
65
69
1. Raise deck lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Engage freewheel control. See “TO
TRANSPORT” in the operation section
of this manual.
4. Roll riding mower forward off skid.
64
58
62
66
60
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
24
58
The tires on your riding mower were
overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown on
tires.
25
70
8
72
7
70
58
36
27
13
8
31
14
43
75
3
70
29
14
13
17
3
11
21
10
70
38
54
5
20
57
23
53
70
38 24
7
8
56
18
2
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See “TO LEVEL
MOWER HOUSING” in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
38
15
19
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
70
39
41
12
15
4
1
32
37
42
40
30
70
16
2
6
33
28
63
74
71
35
34
26
Before you operate your new riding mower,
we wish to assure that you receive the best
performance and satisfaction from this
Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
✓ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
✓ No remaining loose parts in carton.
✓ Battery is properly connected.
✓ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
✓ All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated
at the factory).
✓ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
✓ Check mower belt. Be sure it is routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt
keepers.
✓ Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
✓ Before driving riding mower, be sure freewheel control is in “transmission engaged”
position (see “TO TRANSPORT” in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your riding mower,
pay extra attention to the following important
items:
✓ Engine oil is at proper level.
✓ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline.
✓ Become familiar with all controls, their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
✓ Be sure brake system is in safe operating
condition.
✓ Be sure Operator Presence System and
Reverse Operation System (ROS) are
working properly (See the Operation and
Maintenance sections in this manual).
TO ROLL RIDING MOWER OFF
SKID (See Operation section for
location and function of controls)
67
64
70
11
✓CHECKLIST
WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
riding mower is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of riding mower is
clear of other people and objects.
55
52
50
70
See the figure that is shown for replacing
the mower drive belt in the service and
adjustment section of this manual. Verify
that the belt is routed correctly.
6
51
22
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITON OF
MOWER DRIVE BELT
73
47
46
37 8
49
48
45
59
71
5
4
2
LRV-A_Drive_3
1
32
2
3
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your riding mower, check to see that the brake
is operating properly. See “TO ADJUST
BRAKE” in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
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RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
OPERATION
CHASSIS
These symbols may appear on your riding mower or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
CHOKE
FAST
SLOW
IGNITION SWITCH
P
ENGINE OFF
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
PARKING BRAKE
REVERSE
FORWARD
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
15
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FREEWHEEL CONTROL
DISENGAGED
BRAKE/CLUTCH
PEDAL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
15
SLOPE HAZARDS
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL
ENGAGED
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
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
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
51
52
WELDMENT, CHASSIS
SUPPORT, AXEL LH
SUPPORT, AXEL RH
SHIELD, TRANSAXLE FRONT
BRACE, AXLE CROSS
COVER, FRICTION DRIVE
PLATE, ENGINE
BRACKET, CHASSIS FRONT
BRACKET, STEERING SUPPORT
PAN, SEAT
BRACKET, SWITCH MOUNTING
BOOT, DUST
COVER, FOOT REST
STRUCTURE, FOOT REST
SUPPORT, FOOT REST
FENDER, CONTROL
GUARD, ENGINE
ENGINE, (NON-CALIFORNIA) 12S907-2411-B1
KEEPER, BELT
BRACKET, BATTERY
LEVER, SWITCH
DECK CLUTCH ASM
KNOB
SCREW, NO. 10
BOLT, CARRIAGE 1/4-20 X 3
NUT, 1/4-20
SPACER, ENGINE
DISC, FRICTION ASM
BOLT, SCKT HD 3/8-24 X 1 .25
BEARING
SPACER, NEUTRAL
BOLT, ENG 3/8-16 X 1.280
SPRING, SEAT
SPRING
BOLT, 1/4-20 X 1 1/2
BOLT, SHOULDER
WASHER, 17/32 X 1 3/16
KNOB, SEAT
SPACER
BUSHING, NYLON SNAP
NUT, LOCK
BOLT, 5/16-18 SHOULDER
NUT, 5/16-18
SEAT
BOLT, 5/16-18 X 3/4
BOLT, 5/16-18 X 1/2
SCREW
BEARING, FLANGE, BALL
SCREW, 5/16-18 X1
BOLT, SHOULDER, 5/16-18 X .561
CLIP PUSH-IN HINGED
532 42 80-48
532 42 82-47
532 42 82-44
532 42 83-46
532 42 81-10
532 42 81-09
532 42 80-40
532 42 85-76
532 42 88-56
532 19 55-30
532 17 46-48
532 42 82-48
532 43 64-96
532 42 82-50
532 42 82-49
532 43 64-97
532 42 83-48
532 43 81-13
532 42 89-86
532 42 80-46
532 42 98-15
532 42 88-26
532 14 98-46
532 41 63-58
872 14 04-24
873 51 04-00
532 43 00-87
532 42 83-01
532 43 08-17
532 43 04-70
532 43 73-22
532 15 04-06
532 12 41-81
532 12 12-50
872 05 04-12
532 12 70-18
819 17 19-12
532 16 63-69
532 13 43-00
532 12 12-48
532 12 39-76
532 17 18-52
873 80 05-00
532 42 82-43
817 00 05-12
817 49 05-08
532 08 67-77
532 40 89-81
817 06 05-16
532 16 54-92
532 14 50-06
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
10
31
RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
KNOW YOUR RIDING MOWER
CHASSIS
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR RIDING MOWER
Compare the illustrations with your riding mower to familiarize yourself with the locations
of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
44
Parking
Brake
Pedal
Brake Pedal
35
36
18
10
ROS
"ON"
42
52
43
52
39
34
39
42
37
27
38
12
40
40
41
49
45
33
Ignition
Switch
Lift Lever
Plunger
31
Motion
Control
Lever
45
45
13
Deck Clutch
Lever
29
30
41
45
17
28
11
7
32
26
45
16
24
Height
Adjustment
Lever
45
45
Freewheel Control
19
46
14
20
45
46
2
48
47
1
6
21
Our riding mowers conform to the applicable safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
3
46
45
9
15
23
LRV-A_Chassis_3
46
46
51
45
5
4
22
25
8
48
51
24
30
45
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks parking brake into brake position.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of the riding mower.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing
the riding mower with the engine off.
ROS “ON” POSITION - Allows operation
of mower deck or other powered attachment while in reverse.
DECK CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage
the mower blade.
BRAKE PEDAL - Used for braking the riding mower and starting the engine.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER - Used to
adjust mower cutting height.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
height adjustment lever when changing its
position.
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00155
The operation of any riding mower can result in foreign objects thrown
into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear
safety glasses or eye shields while operating your riding mower or
performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision
safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR RIDING
MOWER
NOTE: Under certain conditions when riding
mower is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause
“browning” of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping
riding mower on grass areas.
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your riding mower is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress brake pedal all the way down
and hold.
2. Depress parking brake lever and release
pressure from brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in brake position. Make sure
parking brake will hold riding mower
secure.
Pa r k i n g B r a k e
Pedal-Push Down
to "Engage"
Motion
Control
Lever
RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
ELECTRICAL
CAUTION: Always stop riding mower
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
1. Start riding mower with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move motion control lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start
movement.
IMPORTANT: Bring riding mower to a complete stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life of
your transaxle.
Mower Height
Adjustment
Deck Clutch
Lever
Brake Pedal
"Disengaged"
"Engaged"
Position
Deck Clutch
Position
Brake Pedal
Lever
"Drive"
"Engaged"
Position
Position
STOPPING
MOWER BLADE • To stop mower blade, move deck clutch
lever to disengaged position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress brake pedal
all the way down.
ENGINE • Turn ignition key to “STOP” position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving
riding mower to prevent unauthorized use.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in
any position other than "STOP" will cause
the battery to discharge and go dead.
12
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
BATTERY
FOAM, POLYURETHANE
SWITCH, IGN, DLTA, P-IN, ROS
KEY/CHAIN
FUSE, 5A
FUSE, 40A
SWITCH, PLUNGER, NO, OLIVE
RELAY, 40A
SWITCH, INTLK,CL, MWR, GRY
SWITCH, INTERLOCK, NONC,GRAY
MODULE, STARTING, RECOIL, LRV
SWITCH, SEAT, DP, ROS
HARNESS, IGN, ELECTSTART, LRV
532 43 70-70
532 42 54-16
532 19 33-50
532 41 19-33
532 43 33-30
532 42 59-37
532 16 07-84
532 43 15-42
532 10 95-53
532 17 61-38
532 43 18-46
532 19 27-49
532 42 84-77
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the mower height deck lift
lever determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press lift lever plunger with thumb and
move lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately
1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from
the ground to the blade tip with the engine
not running. These heights are approximate
and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass
being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2" during the cool season
and to over 3" during hot months. For
healthier and better looking lawns, mow
often and after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass over
6" in height should be mowed twice. Make
the first cut relatively high; the second to
desired height.
29
RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your riding mower is equipped with an
operator presence sensing switch. Any
attempt by the operator to leave the seat
with the engine running and the deck clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or
cutting off when operating your equipment
on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blade by engaging deck
clutch lever.
TO STOP MOWER BLADEDisengage deck clutch lever.
ELECTRICAL
LRV1
5
6
Deck Clutch Lever
"Disengaged" Position
11
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse
Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by
the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the deck clutch engaged will shut
off the engine unless ignition key is placed
in the ROS "ON" position.
WARNING: Backing up with the deck
clutch engaged while mowing is strongly
discouraged. Turning the ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the deck clutch
engaged, should only be done when the
operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment
engaged. Do not mow in reverse unless
absolutely necessary.
Mower Height
Adjustment High
Position
USING THE REVERSE OPERATION
SYSTEM Only use if you are certain no children or
other bystanders will enter the mowing
area.
1. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
2. With engine running, turn ignition key
counterclockwise to ROS "ON" position.
3. Look down and behind before and
while backing.
4. Slowly move motion control lever to
reverse (R) position to start movement.
5. When use of the ROS is no longer
needed, turn the ignition key clockwise
to engine "ON" position.
4
3
13
2
12
10
1
Deck Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Mower Height
Adjustment
Low Position
ROS "ON" Position
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield
in place.
9
02828
8
7
Deflector Shield
28
13
RIDING MOWER - -CATALOG NO. WELRV1 (96026000201)
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
SCH21
FUSE-5A
RED
RED
FUSE-40A
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
3. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
4. Move deck clutch to disengaged position.
5. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do not
run starter continuously for more than
fifteen seconds per minute.
NOTE: If at high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperature (below 32°F)
the fuel mixture may need to be adjusted
for best performance.
• To reengage transmission, reverse above
procedure, or press brake lever all the way
down.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your riding mower has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled with
summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with riding mower on
level ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap
tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and
read oil level. If necessary, add oil until
“FULL” mark on dipstick is reached. Do
not overfill.
14
M
WHITE
WHITE
BLACK
B S M
WHITE
A1
L A2
BLACK/WHITE
G
A
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
(CLUTCH OFF)
BLACK/WHITE
BLACK/WHITE
B
D
C
E
F
SAFETY START MODULE
SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
GREEN
BLACK
BLACK
GRAY
REVERSE SWITCH
NOT IN REVERSE
SHORTING CONNECTOR
BLACK
YELLOW
IGNITION
UNIT
BLACK/WHITE
SPARK PLUG
GAP
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
. 5 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
TO START ENGINE
Freewheel
Control
Engaged
STARTER
RED
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation
and formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage. To avoid engine problems,
the fuel system should be emptied before
storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas
tank, start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh
fuel next season. See Storage Instructions
for additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank
or permanent damage may occur.
Freewheel
Control
Disengaged
BLACK
STARTER
RELAY
RED
For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the oil
viscosity chart in the Maintenance section
of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with
gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that
can be used within 30 days to assure fuel
freshness.
CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near
an open flame.
BLACK
•
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
WARNING: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not
drive across any slope. Use the slope guide
at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting
up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position
and engage parking brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
• To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your riding mower,
be sure to disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheel position.
Freewheel control is located at the rear
drawbar of the riding mower.
• Raise mower height adjustment to its
highest position with mower height
adjustment lever.
• Push freewheel control down and over
with foot.
28 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM
(CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED)
RED
DIODE
F
E
D
C
B
STATOR
A
SAFETY START MODULE
VIEWED FROM MATING SIDE
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
RUN/OVERRIDE
M+G+A1
B+A1
RUN
START
B+A1
B + S + A1
“MAKE”
L+A2
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF
UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE RE-INSTALLED
TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
27
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine continues to
run when operator
leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged
1
Faulty operator-safety presence
control system.
1
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected,
contact a qualified service center.
Poor cut - uneven
cutting
1
2
3
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash
under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent from
build-up of grass, leaves, and
trash around mandrel.
1
2
3
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Contact a qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
4
5
4
5
Obstruction in clutch mechanism.
Worn/damaged mower drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
1
2
3
4
5
Battery will not
charge
1
2
3
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty alternator.
1
2
3
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
Replace alternator.
Loss of drive
1
Freewheel control in
“DISENGAGED” position.
Axle key missing.
1
2
Place freewheel control in
“ENGAGED” position.
Install axle key at rear wheel. See
"TO REMOVE WHEEL" in the
Service and Adjustments section.
Reverse operation system (ROS)
is not “ON” while mower or other
attachment is engaged.
1
Turn ignition key to ROS “ON”
position. See Operation section.
1
2
3
4
Poor grass
discharge
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper PSI.
Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
6 Buildup of grass, leaves and
6 Clean underside of mower
trash under mower.
housing.
7 Mower drive belt worn.
7 Replace mower drive belt.
8 Blade improperly installed.
8 Reinstall blade sharp edge down.
9 Improper blade used.
9 Replace with blade listed in
this manual.
10 Clogged mower deck vent holes 10 Clean around mandrels to
from buildup of grass, leaves, and
open vent holes.
trash around mandrels.
Engine dies when
tractor is shifted
into reverse
1
26
Gasoline Filler
Cap
Remove obstruction.
Replace mower drive belt.
Replace idler pulley.
Contact a qualified service center.
Mower blade will
not rotate
2
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
• Regulate ground speed by selecting a low
enough gear to give the mower cutting
performance as well as the quality of cut
desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain and
give best performance of the attachment
being used.
RECOIL STARTING SYSTEM
This unit is equipped with an engine recoil
starting system. If the battery is too weak
to start engine.
1. Set parking Brake.
2. Turn key to ON position.
3. Make sure unit is in neutral position.
4. Set deck to disengaged position.
5. Pull recoil cord to start engine.
Recoil Starter
Handle
MOWING TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for best
mowing performance. See “TO LEVEL
MOWER HOUSING” in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged onto
the area that has already been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the riding mower.
This will result in a more even distribution
of clippings and more uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by turning
to the right so that clippings will discharge
away from shrubs, fences, driveways,
etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the
opposite direction making left hand turns
until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible
fire hazard from dried clippings. Make
first cut relatively high; the second to the
desired height.
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CORRECTION
Out of fuel.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Water in fuel.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Loose or damaged wiring.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
5
6
1
2
3
4
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Stale or dirty fuel.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Loose or damaged wiring.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
5
6
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
Check all wiring.
Contact a qualified service center.
Engine will not
turn over
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Clutch/brake pedal not depressed.
Deck clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence switch(es).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Depress clutch/brake pedal.
Disengage deck clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
Contact a qualified service center.
Engine clicks but
will not start
1
2
3
4
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1
2
3
4
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
Loss of power
1
2
3
4
5
6
Cutting too much grass/too fast.
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash
under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
Stale or dirty fuel.
7
Water in fuel.
8
9
10
11
12
Spark plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
1
Worn, bent or loose blade.
1
2
3
Bent blade mandrel.
Loose/damaged part(s).
2
3
Will not start
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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
BEFORE EACH USE
The warranty on this riding mower does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must
maintain riding mower as instructed in this
manual.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your riding
mower.
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot
points which have special nylon bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt
that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating
bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated,
use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blade and belt for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure proper
air-fuel mixture and help your engine run
better and last longer.
Excessive vibration
16
25
Fill fuel tank.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor,
refill tank with fresh gasoline and
replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
Contact a qualified service center.
Raise cutting height/reduce speed.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
3 Clean/replace air filter.
4 Check oil level/change oil.
5 Clean & regap or change spark plug.
6 Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
7 Empty fuel tank and carburetor,
refill tank with fresh gasoline.
8 Connect & tighten spark plug wire.
9 Clean engine air screen/fins.
10 Clean/replace muffler.
11 Check all wiring.
12 Contact a qualified service center.
1
2
Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
Contact a qualified service center.
Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
STORAGE
Immediately prepare your riding mower for
storage at the end of the season or if the
riding mower will not be used for 30 days
or more.
WARNING: Never store the riding mower
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing
in any enclosure.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine
and letting it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel
gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer
to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes
after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to
reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas
tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See “ENGINE” in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug
hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to “START” position for
a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
MOWER
Remove deck from mower for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean,
dry area.
1. Clean entire riding mower (See “CLEANING” in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belt, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season to
another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can starts
to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline
will cause problems.
• If possible, store your riding mower indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your riding mower with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to form
and will cause your riding mower to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover riding mower
while engine and exhaust areas are still
warm.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• If battery is removed from riding mower
for storage, do not store battery directly
on concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential fuel
system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose,
or tank during storage. Also, alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or
methanol) can attract moisture which leads
to separation and formation of acids during
storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage.
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CHECK OPERATOR PRESENCE
SYSTEM
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
deck clutch lever is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The deck clutch lever should never operate
unless the operator is in the seat.
RIDING MOWER
Always observe safety rules when performing
any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If riding mower requires more than four (4)
feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear
on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be serviced. (See “TO ADJUST
BRAKE” in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See PSI on tires).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemi cals which can harm
rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may cause
tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may
be purchased from your local parts dealer.
Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and
corrosion.
AXLE AND SPINDLES
• Front wheel axles and front spindles should
be properly lubricated.
• Wheel Axles should be lubricated with a
dry, powdered graphite type lubricant.
• Spindles should be lubricated with a spray
type silicone base lubricant.
CHECK REVERSE OPERATION (ROS)
SYSTEM
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the deck clutch lever engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position and the deck clutch lever engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should NOT shut off the engine.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
sharp. Replace worn, bent or damaged
blades.
CAUTION: Use only a replacement
blade approved by the manufacturer of
your riding mower. Using a blade not approved by the manufacturer of your riding
mower is hazardous, could damage your
riding mower and void your warranty.
Spindle
ROS "ON" Position
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
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Wheel Axle
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)
Be sure operator presence and reverse
operation systems are working properly.
If your riding mower does not function as
described, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed, and the
deck clutch lever is in the disengaged
position.
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ENGINE
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to allow
access to blade.
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves
and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth.
2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
3. Install new blade with stamped "THIS
SIDE UP" facing deck and mandrel
assembly.
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with
API service classification SG-SL. Select the
oil’s SAE viscosity grade according to your
expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
SAE 30
5W-30
Mandrel
Assembly
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F
C
0
-20
-30
30
-10
32
0
40
100
80
60
10
20
30
40
TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
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Blade
Blade Bolt
(Special)
02
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5
Star
Center Hole
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely
(45-55 Ft. Lbs.).
IMPORTANT: Special blade bolt is heat
treated.
BATTERY
Your riding mower has a battery charging
system which is sufficient for normal use.
• Keep battery and connectors clean.
• Only recharge battery with charger
approved for a 12V 2.8 amp. hour battery.
• Charging with any other charger or an
automotive style charger can cause permanent damage to the battery.
• Charge battery for 24 hours for a full
charge.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your riding mower is maintenance free. Do
not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte
is not necessary.
WARNING: Do not jump start battery.
Permanent damage to the battery or personal
injury may occur.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and
chaff which can restrict cooling.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30,
10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather,
the oils will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your engine
oil level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
riding mower is not used for 25 hours in
one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting
the engine and after each eight (8) hours
of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick
securely each time you check the oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SG-SL.
•
•
•
Be sure riding mower is on level surface.
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Oil can be pumped from the engine with
a mechanical or electric siphon pump.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine when
changing oil.
2. Insert end of pump into oil reservoir.
3. Pump oil from reservoir.
1. Lift seat for bolt access.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable.
3. Remove battery bracket bolt.
4. Install new battery with terminals facing
to the right, and away from seat as
shown.
5. Reinstall battery bracket and bolt.
6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal.
ENGINE
Your engine speed has been factory set. Do
not attempt to increase engine speed or it
may result in personal injury. If you believe
that the engine is running too fast or too slow,
take your riding mower to a qualified service
center for repair and/or adjustment.
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
riding mower to a qualified service center
for repair and/or adjustment.
Fender
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine
governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above
the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high
speed needs adjusting, contact a qualified
service center, which has proper equipment
and experience to make any necessary
adjustments.
Battery
Battery
Bracket
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
riding mower to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. Make sure all wiring and
connectors are secure.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 4 amp. or 5 amp. automotive
type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
under the fender.
Oil Cap
V-BELT
Check V-belt for deterioration and wear after
100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belt is not adjustable. Replace belt
if it begins to slip from wear.
Oil Fill
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REAR WHEEL
1. Block up Rear axle securely.
2. Remove dust cover, retaining ring, washer, and square key while pulling tire off.
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
4. Replace square key while putting tire back
on, then replace washer and retaining ring
securely in axle groove ,when pushing
tire back onto shaft reach under and pull
chain sprocket toward you to ease tire
replacement.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant. Tire sealant also prevents
tire dry rot and corrosion.
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Your riding mower is equipped with an
adjustable brake system which is mounted
on the right side of the transaxle. If riding
mower requires more than (4) feet stopping distance in highest gear on a lever dry
concrete or paved surface, then brake must
be adjusted.
1. Park riding mower on a level surface.
2. Release brake/parking pedal.
3. Measure distance between rotor and
brake pad if distance between rotor and
brake pad is more than .02" gap brake
needs to be adjusted.
4. Tighten caliper nut until .02" gap is
reached.
Washer
Rotor
Retaining
Ring
4. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick
tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For
approximate capacity see “PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.
5. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil
at “FULL” line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff
to prevent engine damage from overheating.
Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to
remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS
To ensure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean
at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary. Make
sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Replace the air filter every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner
more often under dusty conditions.
1. Remove cover knob and cover.
2. Carefully remove cartridge.
3. Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from falling into carburetor.
4. Clean by gently tapping on a flat surface.
5. Reinstall cartridge, cover and secure with
cover knob.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create
a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are shown
in “PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section
of this manual.
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of
all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive
type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose
or pressure washer to clean your riding
mower unless the engine and transmission
are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful
life of your riding mower. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves
and trash from riding mower and mower.
Cover Knob
Brake
Pad
Dust
Cover
Nut
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protection when around
batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the engine,
it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
NOTE: Feeler gauge may be necessary to
get correct measurement.
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal
(left to right) when wheels are positioned
straight forward, move steering wheel
and reassemble per instructions in the
"INSTALL STEERING COLUMN"section of
this manual.
NOTE: This unit is equipped with an engine
recoil starting system that can be used if the
battery is too weak to start. See “RECOIL
STARTING SYSTEM” in operation section
of this manual.
REPLACING BATTERY
WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object
to contact both terminals at the same time.
Before connecting battery, remove metal
bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
FRONT WHEEL
1. Block up front axle securely.
2. Remove dust cover, retaining ring, and
washer to allow wheel removal.
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
4. Replace washer and retaining ring
securely in axle groove.
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Cover
Square Key
(rear wheel only)
Air Filter
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean the
cartridge. They may cause deterioration of
the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not
use pressurized air to clean cartridge.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY
SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place deck clutch in “DISENGAGED” position.
4. Turn ignition key to “STOP” and remove key.
5. Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
RIDING MOWER
6. Remove pin holding deck lift link arm in
place.
7. Remove bolt holding deck side to side
leveling rod in place.
8. Remove belt from around pulleys.
9. Slide deck out from under side of mower.
TO REMOVE MOWER
1. Place deck clutch in “DISENGAGED"
position.
2. Move mower height adjustment lift lever
forward to lower mower to its lowest
position.
3. Remove mandrel cover.
4. Remove pins holding left and right front
mower suspension arms in place.
5. Remove bolt holding deck front to rear
leveling rod in place.
TO INSTALL MOWER
Install in reverse order following instructions
in "TO REMOVE MOWER" section.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while riding mower is
parked on level ground or driveway. Make
sure tires are properly inflated (See side
of tire for proper PSI). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• Measure distance "A" from bottom edge
of mower to ground level at front corners
of mower.
• To raise the right side of the mower, tighten
lift link adjustment nut.
• To lower the right side of the mower, loosen
lift link adjustment nut.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will
change mower height about 3/16".
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
Nut "H"
Trunnion
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL
1. Park riding mower on a level surface.
2. Set parking brake.
3. Lower mower to its lowest position.
4. Remove mandrel cover from mower
deck.
5. Remove rear engine plate from unit.
6. Remove rear belt keeper from unit.
7. Carefully roll belt over the top of the
mower blade mandrel.
8. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
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• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to
side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower
housing should be adjusted so that the front is
approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear
when the mower is in its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of riding
mower. Measure distance “F” directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
Deck Leveling
Side to Side
Rod Bolt
Mandrel Cover
Nut "G"
Mower Drive Belt
Belt
Keeper
Front Leveling
Rod Bolt
Deck Lift
Link Pin
Mower
Suspension
Arm Pin
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F
F
• To lower front of mower housing turn nuts
“G” and “H” clockwise.
• When distance “F” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut “H” against
trunnion on front link.
• To raise front of mower housing turn nuts
“G” and “H” counter clockwise.
• When distance “F” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut “H” against
trunnion on front link.
NOTE: Each full turn of "G" will change "F"
by approximately about 3/8".
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Mandrel
Idler Pulleys
9. Check idler pulleys to see that they rotate
freely.
10. Remove belt from rear drive pulley.
MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION
Install in reverse order following instructions in "MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL"
section.
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