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Operator’s Manual
SERIES 7000
COMPACT TRACTOR
MODEL 7254
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning: This unit 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 engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box
361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
CUB CADET LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019 [www.cubcadet.com]
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
ECO 11781
FORM NO. 769-00001A
(10/02)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TO THE OWNER .................................................................................................................... 2
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION ....................................................................................... 2
RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION ............................................ 3
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES ...................................................................... 4
SAFETY LABELS ................................................................................................................... 7
SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES .......................................................................... 9
SECTION 2: OPERATION .................................................................................................... 15
SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS ............................................................................................... 25
SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................... 28
SECTION 5: ENGINE INFORMATION AND MAINTENANCE ............................................. 42
SECTION 6: SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................... 49
SECTION 7: OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES ............................................. 51
WARRANTY ......................................................................................................................... 52
TO THE OWNER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new tractor. The information contained in this
manual has been prepared in detail to help you better understand the features, correct operation,
adjustments, and maintenance of your tractor. The performance and dependability of this tractor rely
greatly on the manner in which it is operated and maintained. Therefore, it is recommended that all
operators of the tractor carefully read this manual and fully understand its operation. Also keep the
manual available for reference to ensure proper operation, and that maintenance procedures are
performed as scheduled to assure the tractor’s optimal mechanical condition.
NOTE: All references to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR, unless specifically stated otherwise,
indicate that relative position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the operator’s seat.
Your authorized Cub Cadet dealer is interested in the performance you receive from your tractor, and
with the maintenance needed to ensure the satisfactory operation of your tractor. The dealer has
trained service personnel familiar with the latest servicing information, is equipped with the latest
tools, and has a complete line of genuine Cub Cadet service parts which assure proper fit and high
quality.
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance,
power-rating, and specifications.
If you have difficulties with the tractor and/or equipment; have any questions regarding the operation
or maintenance of this equipment; or desire additional information not found in this manual, contact
your dealer. If you need assistance in locating a dealer in your area, contact the Customer Dealer
Referral Line by calling:
1-877-282-8684
Before calling your dealer, make sure that you have your model number(s) and manufacturing date
available for the dealer.
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RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION
Product identification plates are provided for major components of your tractor. The numbers on these
plates are important if your tractor should require dealer service, or if you need additional information
on your tractor. Prior to using your tractor for the first time, record the numbers from the identification
plates in the appropriate spaces provided below.
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The tractor model plate is located on the right frame rail behind the right front tire.
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The engine information plate is located on the air cleaner housing and a bar code label affixed to
the engine.
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The transmission serial plate is located on right brake drum cover behind the right rear wheel.
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The ROPS information plate is located on the left vertical leg of the ROPS.
Tractor Model Plate:
Model Number
Mfg. Date (Serial No.)
Engine Information:
Family I.D.
Displacement
Date of Mfg.
Serial No.
Transmission Serial Plate:
Serial Number
ROPS Information Plate:
ROPS Serial No.
TRANSMISSION SERIAL PLATE
TRACTOR MODEL PLATE
XXXXXXXXXXX
Model Number
XXXXXXXXXX
Mfg. Date
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com
CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
ROPS INFORMATION PLATE
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IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION 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 YOUR UNIT. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE
INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL,
HEED ITS WARNING.
WARNING: The engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
DANGER: Your tractor 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. To help prevent accidents, read and take the following precautions before
operating this tractor. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
1. GENERAL OPERATION
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Read, understand, and follow all instructions in
the operator’s manual and on the machine
before starting. Keep this manual in a safe
place for future and regular reference.
Only allow responsible individuals familiar with
the instructions to operate the machine. Know
controls and how to stop the machine quickly.
Use the roll bar and seat belt for safe operation.
Overturning the tractor without a roll bar, or with
a roll bar and the seat belt unfastened, can
result in death or injury.
•
Always use the seat belt, except if the roll bar
has been removed or, if applicable, the roll bar
is in the folded position.
•
Use the handholds and running boards when
getting on and off the tractor to help prevent
accidental falls. Keep the running boards clear
of mud and debris.
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Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes. Never
operate the tractor in bare feet, sandals, or
sneakers.
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Do not wear loose fitting clothes or jewelry.
They can be caught in moving parts.
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Do not allow anyone but the operator to ride on
the tractor. There is no safe position on the
tractor for additional riders.
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Keep all safety decals clean and readable.
Replace any missing, illegible, or damaged
safety decals.
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Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
•
Use only accessories approved for this
machine
by
the
manufacturer.
Read,
understand and follow all instructions provided
with the approved accessory.
•
Before starting the tractor, engage the parking
brake, place the PTO switch in the "OFF"
position, place the lift control lever in the down
position, and make certain any remote control
valve levers are in the neutral position.
•
Always sit in the tractor seat when starting the
engine or operating controls. Do not start the
engine or operate controls while standing
beside the tractor.
•
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly. Contact your Cub
Cadet dealer if safety devices malfunction.
•
Avoid accidental contact with control pedals
while the engine is running, as this can cause
unexpected movement of the tractor.
•
Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always disengage the PTO, engage the
parking brake, and stop engine before
dismounting.
•
Never park the tractor on a steep incline.
•
Pull only from a drawbar or the lower hitch links
in the down position. Make certain the drawbar
pin is locked in place. Pulling from the rear axle
of the tractor or any point above the axle could
cause the tractor to overturn.
•
Maintain the weight balance of the tractor.
Install front end weights to counterbalance
heavy implements attached to the three point
hitch. Do not operate the tractor with a light
front end.
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Any towed vehicle with a total weight exceeding
that of the tractor should be equipped its own
braking system that is operational from the
tractor seat.
•
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.
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Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires
lose traction, disengage the PTO and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
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Do not leave equipment in the raised position.
DO NOT:
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Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways. If local laws permit road
travel, use the flashing hazard lights and SMV
signs when traveling on public roadways.
•
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then,
turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
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Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn
over if a wheel goes over the edge of a cliff or
ditch, or if an edge caves in.
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Make certain all tractor lights are illuminated
when operating at night.
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Always watch where you are going, especially
at blind corners, trees, or other objects that can
obscure your vision.
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3. CHILDREN
Check overhead clearance carefully before
driving under power lines, wires, bridges or low
hanging tree branches, before entering or
leaving buildings, or in any other situation
where the operator and/or roll bar may be
struck, which could result in serious injury.
To avoid upsets, drive the tractor with care and
at a safe speed. Use extra caution when
operating over rough ground, when crossing
ditches or slopes, and when turning corners.
If the tractor becomes stuck, use reverse to
free the tractor to prevent tractor upset.
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Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not
alert to the presence of children. Children are
often attracted to the machine. Never assume
children will remain where you last saw them.
•
Keep children out of the operating area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the
operator.
•
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter
the area.
•
Before and when backing, look behind and
down for small children.
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Never carry children. They may fall off and be
seriously injured or interfere with safe machine
operation.
•
Never allow children under 14 years old to
operate the machine. Children 14 years and
over should only operate machine under close
parental supervision and proper instruction.
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Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that may
obscure your vision of a child or other hazard.
•
Remove key when machine is unattended to
prevent unauthorized operation.
2. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control
and tip-over accidents which can result in severe
injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy
on it, do not operate this unit on that area or serious
injury could result.
DO:
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Operate up and down slopes, not across.
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Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
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Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide
such obstacles.
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4. OPERATING THE PTO
Place the transmission in the low range. when
climbing or descending slopes. Always keep
machine in gear when going down slopes to
take advantage of engine braking action.
Follow the manufacturers recommendations for
counterweights to improve stability.
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When operating PTO driven equipment,
disengage the PTO, stop the engine, and wait
until the PTO stops before dismounting the
tractor and disconnecting the equipment.
•
Do not wear loose fitting clothing when
operating the PTO or when near rotating
equipment.
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Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure can
penetrate the skin. If fluid is injected into the
skin, seek immediate medical attention. Do not
use your hand to check for leaks. Use a piece
of cardboard or paper.
5. SAFETY FRAME (ROPS)
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Never run a machine inside a closed area.
Your tractor is equipped with a rollover protective
structure (ROPS) which must be maintained in a
fully functional condition. Use care when driving
through doorways or spaces with a low overhead.
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To reduce fire hazard, keep the tractor free of
any debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage.
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Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make
certain all moving parts have stopped. Keep all
nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
•
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly.
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Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
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Engine components become hot during
operation and can cause a burn. Allow to cool
down before touching.
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Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine
speeds are dangerous.
•
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can
harm the environment and the ecology.
•
Prior to disposal, determine the proper method
to dispose of waste from your local
Environmental Protection Agency. Recycling
centers are established to properly dispose of
materials in an environmentally safe fashion.
•
Use proper containers when draining fluids. Do
not use food or beverage containers that may
mislead someone into drinking from them.
Properly dispose of the containers immediately
following the draining of fluids.
•
DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the ground,
down a drain or into a stream, pond, lake or
other body of water. Observe Environmental
Protection Agency regulations when disposing
of oil, fuel, coolant, brake fluid, filters, batteries,
tires and other harmful waste.
•
We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They
may cause damage to electrical components;
spindles; pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The
use of water will result in shortened life and
reduce serviceability.
•
To prevent injury, do not adjust, unclog, clean,
or service PTO driven equipment while the
tractor engine is running.
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Make certain all PTO shields are always installed.
•
Never modify the ROPS in any way.
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Never attempt to straighten or reweld any part
of the main frame or retaining brackets that
have been damaged. Doing so may weaken
the structure and endanger your safety.
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Never secure any parts on the main frame or
attach the safety frame with anything other than
the special fasteners specified.
Never attach ropes, chains, or cables to the
ROPS for pulling purposes.
Although the ROPS provides you the maximum
protection possible, never take unnecessary risks.
6. SERVICE
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Use extreme care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are extremely flammable and
the vapors are explosive. Use only an approved
container.
•
Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the
engine running.
•
Replace fuel cap securely and wipe off any
spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may
cause a fire or explosion.
•
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
other sources of ignition.
•
Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel
vapors will accumulate in the area.
•
Never store the fuel container or machine
inside where there is an open flame or spark,
such as a gas hot water heater, space heater
or furnace.
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The cooling system is under pressure. Never
remove the radiator cap when the system is
hot. Slowly turn the cap the to the first stop to
release pressure before removing the cap.
WARNING: - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who
read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
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SAFETY LABELS
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
IGNITION
1. KNOW THE OPERATING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IN THE
OPERATORS'S MANUAL AND ON THE TRACTOR.
2. MOVE THROTTLE TO MID POSITION AND DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL.
3. TURN KEY TO THE START POSITION.
STOP
STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
1. DISENGAGE PTO AND SET PARKING BRAKE.
2. MOVE THROTTLE CONTROL TO MID POSITION AND TURN KEY OFF.
WARN I N G
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
DO NOT OPERATE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP OR TIP.
IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP PTO AND BACK DOWN HILL SLOWLY.
DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND.
DO NOT ALLOW PASSENGERS ON THE TRACTOR AT ANY TIME.
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 BLADES.
KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS.
BE SURE THE BLADES AND THE ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE PLACING HANDS
OR FEET NEAR BLADES.
• BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR'S POSITION, DISENGAGE PTO, ENGAGE BRAKE LOCK,
SHUT OFF ENGINE AND REMOVE KEY.
• SLOW DOWN FOR TURNS, ROUGH GROUND AND SLOPES TO AVOID UPSET.
• ON PUBLIC ROADS USE SMV EMBLEM AND HAZARD LIGHTS.
READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL
INSTRUCTION AND WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON RUNNING BOARD TUNNEL COVER
WARNING
KEEP HANDS
WARNING
AND CLOTHING
EXPLOSION AND INJURY CAN
RESULT FROM THE USE OF
STARTING AIDS WITH HOT GLOW
PLUGS, DO NOT INJECT GASOLINE
OR ETHER IN AIR INTAKE
AWAY FROM
ROTATING FAN
AND BELTS TO
STARTING AID
WARNING LABEL
LOCATED UNDER HOOD
PREVENT
SERIOUS INJURY
FAN WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON EACH
SIDE OF RADIATOR
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SAFETY LABELS (Cont.)
WARNING
To avoid personal injury, keep PTO shield in place.
Pull only from draw bar. pulling from any other point can cause rear overturn.
Disengage PTO and stop engine before servicing tractor, or implements,
or attaching or detaching implements.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW ANY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE CAN CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY TO THE OPERATOR, OR OTHER PERSONS.
PTO WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON REAR PTO SHIELD
WARNING
BATTER IES CON TAIN ACID AN D EX P LOS IV E GAS .
EX PLOS ION CAN R ESU LT FR OM S PAR KS , FLAM ES,
OR W R ON G CABLE CON N ECTION S . TO CON N ECT
JU M PER CABLES OR CH AR GER SEE M AN U AL FOR
COR R ECT P R OCED U R E. FAILU R E TO FOLLOW TH E
ABO V E IN S TR U CT IO N S CAN CAU S E S ER IO U S
P ER S ON AL IN JU R Y OR D EATH .
BATTERY WARNING LABEL
LOCATED UNDER HOOD
WARNING
When improperly operated this tractor can roll over or upset. Use of the ROPS and
seat belt minimize the possibility of injury or death if roll over or upset occurs. For
low clearance use only, the ROPS can be lowered. No protection is provided in this
position and the seat belt should not be fastened. For all other uses, secure the ROPS
in the upright position and fasten the seat belt.
ROLL OVER WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON RIGHT/REAR FENDER
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SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES
FLOORBOARD AND DASH PANEL MOUNTED CONTROLS
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Figure 1
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Steering Wheel
PTO Switch
Throttle Handle
Ignition Switch
Brake Pedal
Forward/Reverse Pedal
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Seat Adjustment Lever
Differential Lock Pedal
Parking Brake Lever
Choke Control Knob
Hazard Light Switch
Headlight Switch
Instrument Panel
* Steering Wheel and Seat Phantomed For Clarity
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NOTE: References to LEFT and RIGHT indicate
OFF - The engine and electrical system is turned
off.
that side of the tractor when facing forward while
seated in the drivers seat. Reference to FRONT
indicates the grille end of the tractor; to REAR, the
drawbar end.
ON - The tractor electrical system is energized.
START- The starter motor will turn the engine.
Release the key immediately when the
engine starts
A. Steering Wheel
The steering wheel is centered on the dash panel. It
is used to change the direction (left or right) of the
tractor while driving.
E. Brake Pedal
Brake Pedal
Symbol
NOTE: This tractor is equipped with hydraulic
power steering. With this feature, the cap and
spokes of the steering wheel may change position.
B. PTO Switch
Figure 4
Slide Lock
Button
The brake pedal is located at the front of the right
floor board. Depress to engage the tractor brakes
and neutralize the hydrostatic transmission. Fully
depress the brake pedal to activate the safety
interlock switch when starting the tractor.
Figure 2
F.
The PTO switch is a double action rocker type
switch located to the right of the steering wheel on
the dash panel. Slide the lock button rearward and
push the top of the PTO switch downward to
engage the PTO. Push the bottom of the switch
downward to disengage.
Forward/Reverse Pedal
The forward/reverse pedal is a self neutralizing
rocker style pedal located along the right floor
board.
Forward
Pedal
Symbol
C. Throttle Handle
Reverse
Pedal
Symbol
This symbol indicates the
fast position.
This symbol indicates the
slow position.
Figure 5
The throttle handle is located to the right of the
steering wheel on the dash panel. When set in a
given position, a uniform engine speed will be
maintained. Rotate the handle rearward to increase
the engine speed.
Forward
Slowly press down on the front of the pedal to start
moving forward. The forward ground speed of the
tractor is directly affected by the distance the front
of the pedal is depressed.
D. Ignition Switch
Reverse
NOTE: To prevent accidental starting and/or battery
discharge, remove the key from the ignition switch
when the tractor is not in use.
WARNING: Check behind the tractor to
be sure the area is clear of people, pets
or obstacles and use a slower speed to
maintain control of the tractor when
traveling in reverse.
The ignition switch has three positions as follow:
OFF
Press down on the rear of the pedal to move in
reverse.
STOP
ON
G. Seat Adjustment Lever
START
The seat adjustment lever is located beneath the
left side of the seat. This lever is used to adjust the
seat forward or backward.
Figure 3
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K. Choke Control Knob
H. Differential Lock Pedal
Choke
Knob
Diff. Lock
Pedal
Symbol
Figure 8
Figure 6
Located at the rear of the left floor board, the
differential lock pedal engages the transmission
differential lock.
The choke knob controls the position of the engine
choke. Pull the knob out to choke the engine; push
the knob in to open the choke.
The differential lock is used to gain additional traction when operating the tractor on wet or loose soil.
When the pedal is depressed the rear wheels of the
tractor are prevented from rotating independently of
one another.
L. Hazard Light Switch
WARNING: When operating with the
differential lock engaged, the tractor
will be difficult to steer. Do not drive
the tractor on roadways or at high
speeds with the differential lock
engaged.
Figure 9
The hazard light switch is a rocker type switch
located to the left of the steering wheel on the dash
panel. Push the top of the hazard light switch
downward to activate the flashing amber lights.
NOTE: Disengagement of the differential lock is
recommended prior to turning the tractor on grass
or other maintained surfaces — tire damage to the
turf could occur.
WARNING: Always activate the flashing hazard lights when operating the
tractor on, or near, roadways.
J. Parking Brake Lever
M. Headlight Switch
Parking
Brake
Symbol
Figure 7
Figure 10
The parking brake lever is located below the
steering wheel in the dash panel. With the brake
pedal fully depressed, push the parking brake lever
downward and release the brake pedal to lock the
parking brake.
The headlight switch is a rocker type switch located
to the left of the steering wheel on the dash panel.
Push the top of the headlight switch downward to
turn on the headlights, instrument panel lights, and
tail lights.
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N. Instrument Panel
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Orange
Line
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Figure 11
1. Fuel Gauge
6. Parking Brake Indicator Light
The fuel gauge, located on the left side of the
instrument panel, monitors the fuel level in the fuel
tank. The needle pointing to the right indicates a full
tank. The ignition switch must be in the ON position
to read the fuel gauge.
The bulb illuminates when the ignition switch is in
the ON position and the parking brake is engaged.
The light flashes if attempting to start the tractor
with the brake not engaged.
2. Tachometer
The light comes on in a fixed mode whenever the
PTO switch is in the ON position, with the following
exceptions.
• The light will illuminate in a flashing mode if
attempting to start the tractor with the PTO
switch in the ON position.
• The light will change to the flashing mode when
the PTO switch is on, but the reverse pedal has
been engaged and the reverse override has
NOT been engaged
7. PTO Indicator Light
The tachometer, located on the right side of the
instrument panel, shows the engine speed in
revolutions per minute (RPM). Optimal operating
engine speed is 3500 RPM as indicated by the
orange line. When operating PTO driven attachments the engine RPM indicator should be at or
very near the orange line.
3. Battery Indicator Light
The bulb illuminates in a flashing mode to indicate
the battery is being discharged. If this warning lamp
comes on during operation, check the charging
system for possible causes and/or contact your
Cub Cadet dealer.
8. Hourmeter
The hourmeter records the hours and tenths of an
hour (right most digit) that the tractor has been
operated. The hourmeter is activated whenever the
ignition switch is in the ON position. Keep a record
of the actual hours of tractor operation to ensure all
maintenance procedures are completed according
to the schedule in this manual.
4. Engine Oil Pressure Light
The bulb illuminates when the ignition switch is in
the ON position and should turn off shortly after the
engine is started. Illumination of this warning lamp
indicates low engine oil pressure. If the bulb comes
on while the engine is running, stop the engine
immediately and check for possible causes.
9. Hazard Light Indicator
The two arrows will flash in conjunction with the
amber hazard lights when the hazard light switch is
turned on.
5. Engine Coolant Temperature Light
10. Glow Plug Indicator Light
(Diesel Tractor only)
Illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position. The light remains lit for a preset time
while the glow plugs heat the precombustion
chambers of the diesel engine.
Illumination of this warning lamp indicates the
temperature of the engine coolant has risen above
the prescribed operating range. If the light comes
on while operating the tractor, eliminate all loads
and try cooling the engine by running at half throttle
(Approx. 1600 to 1800 RPM) for a few minutes.
Stop the engine and allow to cool; then check for
possible causes (e.g. low coolant level, plugged
radiator screen).
NOTE: By design, some of the instrument panel
lights will momentarily remain lit after the ignition
switch has been turned to the OFF position.
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FENDER MOUNTED CONRTOLS AND FEATURES
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Figure 12
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Fuel Fill Cap
PTO Reverse Override Switch
PTO Selection Lever
Hydraulic Lift Lever
Trans. Hi/Lo Shift Lever
Cup Holder
Hand Holds
Amber Hazard Lights
Tail Lights (Red)
Reverse Lights (White)
Storage Tray
ROPS
Seat Belt
A. Fuel Fill Cap
C. PTO Selection Lever
The fuel fill cap is located on the left fender beside
the operator’s seat.
The PTO selection lever is located on the left
fender.
WARNING: Never fill the fuel tank to
the top of the filler neck. Expansion
could result in overflow, allowing
highly flammable fuel to come in
contact with the operator.
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Push the lever forward to engage the mid PTO.
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Push the lever rearward to engage the rear
PTO.
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Move the lever to the center position to
simultaneously engage both the rear PTO and
mid PTO.
B. PTO Reverse Override Switch
D. Hydraulic Lift Lever w/Position Control
The PTO reverse override switch is located on the
left fender. Depress the front of the switch to
engage the override which allows the PTO to
operate while the tractor is traveling in the reverse
direction. Once activated, this function remains
activated until the ignition switch is turned to
the OFF position, regardless of the number of
times the PTO is turned off using the PTO switch.
The hydraulic lift lever is located on the right fender.
This lever controls the position of the three point
hitch lift arms. There is a direct relationship
between the position of the lever and the height
position of the installed equipment.
WARNING: Use EXTREME caution
when operating PTO driven attachments while traveling in the reverse
direction.
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•
To lower the lift arms, move the lift lever
forward until the desired height setting is
attained.
•
To raise the lift arms, move the lift lever
rearward until the desired height setting is
attained.
EE. Transmission Hi/Lo Range Shift Lever
J. Tail Lights
The Hi/Lo range shift lever is located on the right
fender. The lever has two speed range settings and
a neutral position. The lever must be shifted into
either the high or low range prior to depressing the
forward/reverse pedal to drive the tractor.
The tail lights illuminate when the ignition switch is
in the ON position and the headlight switch is
turned on.
•
Push the lever forward to shift into the high
range.
•
Push the lever rearward to shift into the low
range.
•
K. Reverse Lights
The reverse lights illuminate when the tractor is
being operated in the reverse direction.
L. Storage Tray
The storage tray is located behind the seat. Use the
tray to carry small loose articles while operating the
tractor.
Move the lever to the center position to shift
into the neutral position.
M. Foldable ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure)
WARNING: Never attempt to shift the
range lever when the tractor is in
motion.
F.
ROPS is installed to prevent or reduce injuries to
the operator should the tractor accidentally overturn. The foldable feature allows the ROPS to be
lowered when operating in areas with low overhead clearance. The protection provided by the
ROPS is minimized if the seat belt is not used and
eliminated when in the folded position.
Cup Holder
The cup holder is located on the right fender.
G. Hand Holds
N. Seat Belt
Hand holds are built into both the left and right hand
fender covers. The handles can be used to assist in
mounting and dismounting the tractor.
The seat belt, properly adjusted and used in
conjunction with the Rollover Protective Structure
(ROPS), can greatly reduce the risk of serious
injury or death to the operator if an accidental
tractor overturn occurs.
H. Amber Hazard Lights
The hazard lights are located on each side of the
ROPS bar. The lights illuminate in a flashing mode
when the hazard light switch is turned on. Always
use the hazard lights when it is necessary to warn
others that the tractor is being operated in the area.
WARNING: DO NOT use the seat belt if
the ROPS structure has been removed
from the tractor.
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SECTION 2: OPERATION
ROLLOVER PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE (ROPS)
FOLDING THE ROPS
This tractor is equipped with a foldable Rollover
Protection Structure (ROPS) and seat belts. When
used together they are effective in reducing injuries
to the operator in the event of an accidental tractor
rollover. The safety provided by the ROPS is
minimized if the seat belt is not properly adjusted
AND buckled. Refer to ADJUSTMENTS for seat
belt adjustment.
The foldable ROPS feature allows the operator to
quickly lower the ROPS to operate in areas where
there is low overhead clearance. However, the
ROPS should be used in the lowered position only
when absolutely necessary. Operate with the
ROPS in the ‘up’ position whenever possible.
WARNING: A folded ROPS does not
provide rollover protection. When the
ROPS is in the folded position, the seat
belt must NOT be used.
Reposition the ROPS as follows:
•
Slightly loosen the two hex screws on the front
of the ROPS to relieve their pressure on the
ROPS. See Figure 14.
•
Remove the two internal cotter pins, and, while
supporting the ROPS, withdraw the clevis pins.
See Figure 14. Carefully lower the ROPS.
•
Reinstall the clevis pins and cotter pins for
storage.
CLEVIS
PIN
INTERNAL
COTTER PIN
Figure 13
HEX
SCREW
WARNING: Always wear the seat belt
when operating the tractor equipped
with a ROPS. However, if the ROPS is in
the folded position or has been removed, the seat belt must not be used.
CLEVIS
PIN
Use the following guidelines when using a tractor
equipped with a ROPS:
•
Be aware of overhead clearances in the area of
operation. Check for clearance of door (or gate)
openings and other overhead objects such as
utility lines and tree branches. Overhead
objects could catch the ROPS and upset the
tractor.
•
Do not modify the ROPS by drilling holes for, or
welding accessories to the structure.
•
Do not use the ROPS to pull objects with the
tractor. Use ONLY the tractor drawbar for
pulling.
To raise the ROPS:
•
Remove internal cotter pins and clevis pins and
lift the ROPS into position.
In the event of an accident, have the ROPS
carefully inspected and, if necessary, replaced
by your Cub Cadet dealer. Do not attempt to
repair the ROPS.
•
Insert the clevis pins and secure with the
internal cotter pins.
•
Tighten the hex screws against the ROPS.
•
Figure 14
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The fuel fill cap is located on the fender to the left of
the seat. Unscrew the fuel cap and fill tank from an
approved gasoline container. Immediately wipe up
any spilled fuel.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
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. Contact your authorized Cub
Cadet Dealer. The safety interlock system prevents
the engine from cranking or starting unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed, and the PTO is
“OFF”.
•
The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat before
engaging the parking brake.
•
The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat with the
PTO “ON”, regardless of whether the brake
lock is engaged.
NOTE: The PTO switch must be moved to the
“OFF” position to restart the engine. If the
reverse override function had been activated, it
will remain activated until the ignition switch is
turned to the "OFF" position.
•
WARNING: Never fill the fuel tank to
the top of the filler neck. Expansion
could result in overflow through the
vents in the cap, allowing highly
flammable fuel to come in contact with
the operator.
NEW TRACTOR BREAK-IN PROCEDURES
Proper care during the first hours of operation will
help to assure optimal performance from your new
tractor.
The safety interlock system will shut off the
PTO if the reverse control pedal is depressed,
unless the reverse override function is
activated.
•
Never operate a new engine immediately under
full load. Allow the engine to warm up.
•
Avoid operating the engine for prolonged
periods at either high or low speeds with no
load.
•
Use the transmission’s low speed range for
heavy loads to avoid lugging of the engine due
to overload.
•
Closely monitor the engine oil and coolant
levels, and keep filled to the recommended
levels.
•
After the first ten hours of operation, check all
of the front and rear wheel bolts. If necessary,
retighten to the following torque:
FUELING THE TRACTOR
Fill the fuel tank with only clean, fresh, unleaded
regular grade gasoline with a minimum octane
rating of 87. If engine knocking or pinging occurs,
use a different source of gasoline or a higher
octane rating.
Front Wheels — 55 ft. lbs.
Rear Wheels — 80 ft. lbs.
Oxygenated Fuels. Some fuels, called oxygenated
or reformulated gasoline, are gasoline blended with
alcohols or ethers. Gasoline blended with either
ethyl alcohol (Max. 10%) or methyl tertiary butyl
ether (MTBE, Max. 15%) are approved as fuels for
the engine, provided they meet the minimum
octane rating requirement. Do not use gasoline
which contains Methanol. If any undesirable
operating symptoms occur, use gasoline with a
lower percentage of alcohol or ether.
•
Perform all break-in maintenance procedures
found in the MAINTENANCE section.
STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING: Always sit in the operator’s
seat when starting the tractor, Never
attempt to start the engine while
standing beside the tractor.
Purchase fuel in a quantity that can be used within
30 days to assure fuel freshness.
WARNING: Gasoline is extremely
flammable and can be explosive in
certain conditions. Do not fill the fuel
tank when the engine is running or
while the engine is hot. Tighten the
fuel cap securely.
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•
Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat.
•
Pull the choke control knob out to the full choke
position. Less choking may be necessary due
to variations in temperature, grade of fuel, etc.
Little or no choking will be needed when the
engine is warm.
•
•
Move the throttle handle to midway between
the “SLOW” and “FAST” position. Refer to
Figure 15.
COLD WEATHER STARTING
Make sure the PTO switch is in the “OFF”
position. Note: The PTO light on instrument
panel will flash if switch is in ON position.
•
Follow the normal engine starting instructions
above.
THROTTLE
HANDLE
SLOW
USING JUMPER CABLES TO START THE
ENGINE
WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric
acid and produce explosive gasses.
Make certain the area is well ventilated,
wear gloves and eye protection, and
avoid sparks or flames near the battery.
FAST
If the battery loses power and is unable to
adequately crank the engine to start it, the aid of a
booster battery may be necessary. Connect the
booster battery as follows:
PTO SWITCH
IN ‘OFF’
POSITION
Figure 15
•
•
•
Either fully depress and hold the brake pedal or
engage the parking brake. Note: The parking
brake indicator on instrument panel will flash if
pedal is not depressed.
Turn the ignition key clockwise to the “START”
position and release it as soon as the engine
starts; however, do not crank the engine
continuously for more than 10 seconds at a
time. If the engine does not start within this
time, turn the key to “OFF” and wait a minute to
allow the engine’s starter motor to cool. Try
again after waiting. If after a few attempts the
engine fails to start, do not keep trying to start it
with the choke closed as this will cause flooding
and make starting more difficult. Instead, fully
open the choke and start the engine.
After the engine starts, slowly release the brake
pedal. As the engine warms up, gradually push
the choke control knob all the way in. Do not
use the choke to enrich the fuel mixture, except
as necessary to start the engine.
•
After the engine has started, let the engine run
for approximately three to five minutes at mid
throttle before putting the engine under load.
•
Observe the instrument panel. If the battery
indicator light, oil pressure light, or coolant
temperature light comes on, immediately stop
the engine. Have the tractor inspected by your
Cub Cadet dealer.
An optional engine coolant heater is available
from your Cub Cadet dealer. This heater will
aid in starting the tractor when ambient
temperatures fall below 10°F (-12°C).
•
Connect one end of a jumper cable to the
disabled tractor battery’s positive terminal.
•
Connect the other end of that cable to the
booster battery’s positive terminal.
•
Connect one end of the other cable to the
booster battery’s negative terminal.
•
Connect the other end of that cable to the
engine block or frame of the disabled tractor, as
far from the battery as possible.
•
Start the disabled tractor following the normal
starting instructions previously provided; then
disconnect the jumper cables in the exact
reverse order of connection.
•
Have the tractor’s electrical system checked
and repaired as soon as possible to eliminate
the need for jump starting.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
•
Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
•
Place the throttle control lever in the “SLOW”
position and allow the engine to idle for about
one minute.
•
Turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position and
remove the key from the ignition switch.
NOTE: Always remove the key from the ignition
switch to prevent accidental starting or battery
discharge if the equipment is left unattended.
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Operate the tractor up and down slopes, never
across slopes. Do not drive so that the tractor may
tip over sideways
DRIVING THE TRACTOR
WARNING: Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed and sudden stops.
Before operating the tractor on a slope, walk the
slope to look for possible hazards such as rocks,
mounds, stumps, or surface irregularities which
could cause the tractor to be upset.
WARNING: Do not leave the seat of the
tractor without disengaging the PTO
and engaging the parking brake. If
leaving the tractor unattended, turn the
ignition key off and remove key.
•
Back the tractor with attachment up the steepest
portion of each slope you intend to work. If the
tractor cannot negotiate the slope in reverse, the
slope is too steep to be worked.
Adjust the operator’s seat to the most comfortable position that allows you to operate all
controls and pedals. See seat adjustment in the
ADJUSTMENTS section.
Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must
be made, turn down the slope. Turning up a slope
greatly increases the chance of a roll over.
Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is
necessary to stop while driving up a slope, start up
smoothly and carefully to reduce the possibility of
flipping the tractor over backward.
WARNING: DO NOT use the seat belt if
the ROPS structure is in the folded
position or has been removed from the
tractor.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Adjust the seat belt to fit snugly but comfortably
around your lap, then buckle the seat belt.
Refer to ADJUSTMENTS section.
STOPPING THE TRACTOR
•
Fully depress the brake pedal to bring the
tractor to a complete stop. Push downward on
the parking brake lever and release the pedal
to engage the parking brake. See Figure 15.
•
Use the tractor and/or auxiliary hydraulic lift
lever(s) to raise all tractor attachments from the
ground if transporting the tractor to a work site.
Depress the rear of the PTO switch to
disengage the PTO.
•
Depress the brake pedal to release the parking
brake, then slowly release the brake pedal.
Place the throttle control lever in the “SLOW”
position and allow the engine to idle for about
one minute.
•
Move the throttle handle to the position where
the engine operates best for the load to be
handled (normally full throttle).
Turn the ignition switch to “OFF’” and remove
the key from the switch before dismounting.
•
Depress the button in the center of the seat belt
buckle to release the seat belt.
Shift the transmission Hi/Lo range shift lever on
the right fender to the desired speed setting.
Refer to USING THE HI/LO RANGE SHIFT
LEVER in paragraphs below.
Slowly depress either the front or rear of the
forward/reverse pedal to move the tractor in the
desired direction. Refer to USING THE
FORWARD/REVERSE PEDAL in paragraphs
below.
USING THE FORWARD/REVERSE PEDAL
The hydrostatic transmission provides constantly
variable ground speeds within the speed rating of
each transmission range. The tractor speed is
controlled by the forward/reverse rocker pedal on
the right floorboard.
DRIVING ON SLOPES
WARNING: Do not operate on inclines
with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a
rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every
10 feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
The forward/reverse pedal is self neutralizing. The
transmission and pedal return to neutral and the
tractor stops when the pedal is released.
•
IMPORTANT: Always shift the transmission
into the LOW speed range BEFORE beginning
the climb or descent of any slope.
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To move forward, slowly depress the front of
the forward/reverse pedal until the desired
speed is achieved. The speed of the tractor is
directly related to the distance the pedal is
depressed. Refer to Figure 16.
PARKING
BRAKE
LEVER
LOW range — Forward speed 0 to 5.6 mph.
Reverse speed 0 to 2.8 mph.
Shift the lever fully rearward in the slot.
Low range is recommended for use with most PTO
driven tractor attachments. Low range must be
used when climbing or descending slopes.
BRAKE PEDAL
Depress
to go
Forward
Heel/Toe
Operation
FORWARD/
REVERSE
PEDAL
HI
N
LOW
HI/LO RANGE
SHIFT LEVER
Depress
to go in
Reverse
Figure 16
•
To move in reverse, check that the area behind
is clear then slowly depress the rear of the
forward/reverse pedal.
•
When traveling short distances with frequent
changes in direction, the forward/reverse rocker
pedal may be operated using the heel/toe
method. Place your foot on the center section
of the pedal and press downward with your
toes to move forward. Press downward with
your heel to move in reverse.
Figure 17
WARNING: Always maintain a tractor
speed that allows for complete control
and stability of the machine. Be aware
of dangerous areas or conditions.
NEUTRAL — Disengages the transmission drive.
Shift the lever to the center of the slot.
NOTE: Slightly more effort is needed to depress the
forward/reverse pedal using the heel/toe method.
Use ONLY for towing or moving the tractor when
not under power.
WARNING: The forward/reverse pedal
will not operate when the parking brake
is engaged. Do not attempt to force the
pedal when the parking brake is
engaged; this could cause premature
wear or damage to the drive linkage.
USING THE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK PEDAL
Depressing the differential lock pedal engages a
mechanism in the transmission that locks the
differential. This prevents the rear wheels from
rotating independently of each other and provides
constant power to both rear wheels when additional
traction is needed.
USING THE HI/LO RANGE SHIFT LEVER
WARNING: The tractor must be
stopped before engaging or disengaging the transmission Hi/Lo range shift
lever. Shifting while the tractor is in
motion will cause damage to the
transmission.
IMPORTANT: Do not engage the differential
lock when one of the rear wheels is rotating.
Stop the wheel rotation and then engage the
differential lock.
WARNING: When operating with the
differential lock engaged, the tractor
will be difficult to steer. Do not drive
the tractor on roadways or at high
speeds with the differential lock
engaged.
HI range — Forward speed 0 to 9.6 mph.
Reverse speed 0 to 4.8 mph.
Shift the lever fully forward in the slot. See Figure
17.
Hi range is normally used for transport and can be
used with some tractor attachments
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•
Fully depress and hold the differential lock
pedal to engage the transmission differential
lock. Release the pedal to disengage the
differential lock. See Figure 18.
HYDRAULIC
LIFT LEVER
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK PEDAL
(Depress and
Hold to Engage)
Highest
Height
Position
Lowest
Height
Position
Figure 19
USING THE PTO SELECTION LEVER
The position of the PTO selection lever will determine whether the rear PTO, mid PTO, or both
PTO’s will be engaged when the PTO switch is
activated.
Figure 18
NOTE: Because of the drive load on the internal
engagement mechanism, releasing the differential
lock pedal may not always disengage the
differential lock. It may be necessary to slow the
tractor, or reverse the direction of travel, to
disengage the differential lock.
WARNING: NEVER shift the PTO selection lever while the PTO is engaged.
Damage to internal components will
occur.
•
USING THE HYDRAULIC LIFT LEVER
The hydraulic lift system provides power for raising
and positioning three point hitch and belly mounted
equipment. The system’s position control feature
maintains the selected height or depth of the
equipment. When the hydraulic lift lever is moved to
a higher or lower setting, the system repositions the
equipment and maintains that selected position.
•
To raise an attachment using the hydraulic lift
system, the engine must be running.
•
Generally, an attachment can be lowered with
the engine running or off.
•
There is a direct relationship between the
height of the equipment and the position of the
lever in its slot. Operate the equipment to
determine your preferred height setting and,
consequently, the position of the lift lever in its
slot.
•
•
Shift the PTO selection lever rearward to select
the rear PTO. The rear PTO is used to drive
equipment designed to operate at an input
speed of 540 RPM. See Figure 20.
PTO
SELECTION
LEVER
PTO REVERSE
OVERRIDE
SWITCH
Rear
PTO
Move the lift lever forward in the slot to the
position that lowers the equipment to the
desired height setting. Refer to Figure 19.
Mid &
Rear
PTO
Mid
PTO
Figure 20
•
Move the lift lever rearward in the slot to raise
the equipment to a higher height setting, or all
the way rearward to raise the equipment to the
transport position. Refer to Figure 19.
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Shift the PTO lever forward to select the mid
PTO. The mid PTO is used to drive equipment
designed to operate at an input speed of 2000
RPM.
•
USING THE PTO REVERSE OVERRIDE SWITCH
Shift the PTO lever to the middle position to
select both the mid PTO and rear PTO. The
mid PTO and rear PTO will run simultaneously
when the PTO switch is activated.
The PTO reverse override switch, located on the
left fender, allows the PTO to operate while the
tractor is traveling in the reverse direction. Refer to
Figure 20.
NOTE: Occasionally you may not be able to shift
from one PTO selection to another due to a slight
misalignment between the internal shift collar and
the gears. In these instances if will be necessary to
‘jog’ the PTO while shifting the selection lever.
Momentarily engage the PTO while applying light
pressure on the shift lever to fully engage the
internal gears.
•
The PTO must first be engaged using the PTO
switch on the dash panel.
•
Depress the front of the override switch to
activate the reverse override system. The light
in the override switch will come on.
IMPORTANT: Once activated, the reverse
override will remain activated until the ignition
switch is turned to the OFF position, regardless
of the number of times the PTO is engaged and
disengaged using the PTO switch. If the
override switch is illuminated, the system is
activated.
ENGAGING THE PTO
WARNING: The operator must be in the
seat at all times when the PTO in
engaged. If the operator should leave
the seat without turning off the PTO
switch, the tractor’s engine will shut
off.
WARNING: Use EXTREME CAUTION
when operating PTO driven attachments while traveling in the reverse
direction.
•
Move the throttle handle to the mid throttle
position. See Figure 21.
•
Slide the lock button rearward and then push
the top of the PTO switch downward to engage
the PTO. See Figure 21.
LIGHTING
Observing the tachometer on the instrument
panel, use the throttle handle to increase the
engine speed to the PTO operating range
(3500 rpm) as indicated by the orange line of
the tachometer.
Always use the headlights and taillights for after
dusk and pre-dawn operation of the tractor. The
lights not only illuminate the work area, but also
increase the visibility of the tractor for anyone who
might enter the area of operation.
•
Headlights and Taillights
The headlights use two halogen bulbs per side. The
placement of the bulbs provide a broad light range
for safer operation of the tractor in low light
conditions.
THROTTLE HANDLE
LOCK BUTTON
Mid Throttle
to Engage
To turn on the headlights and taillights, depress
the top end of the headlight switch located to
the left of the steering wheel.
•
To turn off the headlights and taillights, depress
the bottom of the light switch.
Use of headlights and taillights is also recommended when operating the tractor on or near roadways to increase visibility to traffic.
3500 RPM
to Run
PTO SWITCH
Hazard Lights
Always use the flashing amber hazard lights along
with the SMV (Slow Moving Vehicle) emblem when
operating the tractor on, or near, roadways. Also
activate the hazard lights when necessary to warn
others that the tractor is being operated in the area.
Figure 21
•
•
Push the bottom of the switch downward to
disengage the PTO.
IMPORTANT: Normally the PTO will not
operate when the tractor is driven in the reverse
direction. The PTO reverse override switch
must be activated to operate the PTO while
traveling in reverse.
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•
To turn on the flashing hazard lights, depress
the top end of the hazard light switch located to
the left of the headlight switch.
•
To turn off the hazard lights, depress the
bottom of the light switch.
Read the ADJUSTMENTS section for instructions
on adjusting the RH adjustable lift link, top hitch
link, and hitch chain. See Figure 23.
USING THE TOP LINK RETAINER HOOK
The top link hook is provided to retain the the top
link of the three point hitch when not in use.
To utilize the top link hook, proceed as follows:
•
While holding the top link upward, raise the
hook rod and slide it fully to the left so that it
locks in the upright position in the right slot of
the mounting bracket. See Figure 22.
•
Lower the top link into the hook of the rod.
•
To release the top link, lift the top link out of the
retainer hook; then slide the hook rod fully to
the right and pivot it downward.
TOP
HITCH LINK
ADJUSTABLE
LIFT LINK
FIXED
LIFT
LINK
TOP LINK
HOOK ROD
RELEASED
MTG. BRACKET
HITCH
PLATE
HOOK ROD
LOCKED IN
BRKT. SLOT
DRAW
BAR
HITCH
CHAIN
LOWER HITCH LINK
Figure 23
USING THE HITCH PLATE
Figure 22
Use only the hitch plate and draw bar (See Figure
23), for towing pull-behind equipment (carts, trailers, etc.) or dragging loads.
USING THE THREE POINT HITCH
WARNING: Always disengage the PTO,
stop the engine, and set the parking
brake before dismounting the tractor
to connect, disconnect, or adjust three
point hitch mounted implements.
Raise the lower links of the three point hitch to their
highest position to prevent interference with the
towed equipment.
IMPORTANT: When transporting pull-behind
Use the rear three point hitch system to attach
three point mounted implements, which are
normally driven by the rear PTO. Using the position
control feature of the tractor’s hydraulic lift system,
the three point hitch system provides for variable
positioning of the implement as well as allowing the
implement to be fully raised for transport.
equipment on public roadways, always use a
safety chain to supplement the connection
between the tractor and towed equipment. The
safety chain must have a strength rating equal
to or greater than the gross weight of the equipment being towed.
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Using the Auxiliary Hydraulic Control Handle
USING THE AUXILIARY HYDRAULIC VALVE
(IF EQUIPPED)
Use the auxiliary hydraulic control handle located
on the right fender as follows:
Some tractors may be equipped with an auxiliary
hydraulic valve package. This package provides
two hydraulic circuits for operating optional
equipment that can be installed on the tractor.
• Pull the handle rearward to raise the front
hitch or front loader boom. See Figure 25.
The male and female hydraulic couplers, located
beneath the right running board, are marked with
color coded washers that should match the color
coded hydraulic lines of Cub Cadet equipment. See
Figure 24.
FLOAT HITCH
FLOAT BOOM
LOWER HITCH
LOWER BOOM
IMPORTANT: If color coding is not present, note
that the inner hydraulic couplers represent one
hydraulic circuit and the outer couplers the
other. Do not cross connect circuits when
connecting
hydraulic
lines
of
optional
equipment.
ANGLE RIGHT
DUMP BUCKET
ANGLE LEFT
ROLLBACK
BUCKET
RAISE HITCH
RAISE BOOM
RH FENDER
COVER
Figure 25
OUTER
FEMALE
COUPLER
• Push the handle forward to lower front hitch
or front loader boom. Refer to Figure 25.
• Push the handle fully forward until it locks in
the detent position to place the front hitch or
front loader boom in the float position.
INNER
COUPLERS
OUTER
MALE
COUPLER
• Push the handle to the right to angle (if
equipped) the front hitch to the right or dump
the loader bucket. Refer to Figure 25.
• Pull the handle to the left to angle (if
equipped) the front hitch to the left or roll
back the loader bucket.
Figure 24
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TRACTOR WEIGHTING
Weighting the Rear of the Tractor
When implements are installed on either the front or
rear of the tractor, the normal balance of the tractor
is altered.
• As a rear mounted implement is raised to the
transport position, the balance point of the
tractor shifts rearward, which may result in a
loss of steering control and tractor stability.
Adding weight to the rear of the tractor is not
required for most Cub Cadet front mounted
equipment currently available for this tractor.
However, if installing only the optional front end
loader (without the back hoe), weight must be
added to the rear of the tractor. The most common
methods of adding weight are filling the rear wheels
with liquid ballast (usually a calcium chloride and
water solution) or mounting a rear weight box.
•
When a front mounted implement is raised, the
balance point shifts forward and may result in a
loss of traction and stability.
Liquid Ballast
To counterbalance these weight shifts, weight
should be added to the tractor in the form of either
cast iron weights or liquid ballast. However, only
enough weight should be added to obtain good
traction, control, and stability. Excessive weight will
unnecessarily load down the tractor’s engine and
transmission.
Properly filling the rear tires with liquid ballast
increases the weight of each rear wheel to
approximately 200 pounds, which should provide
adequate counterbalance.
Because special equipment and a familiarity with
the practice is required, only a qualified tire
technician should perform this procedure. Consult
with your Cub Cadet dealer about having liquid
ballast added to your tires, and for any special
maintenance instructions after the procedure is
performed.
NOTE: When adding weight to the tractor, it may be
necessary to increase the inflation pressure in the
tires.
Front Weights
To counterbalance three point hitch mounted
equipment, a weight bracket/bumper kit and cast
iron weights are available from your Cub Cadet
dealer.
Rear Weight Box
A weight box will provide adequate counterbalance
if the following criteria is met:
When mounting optional Cub Cadet equipment on
the rear of the tractor, such as a rotary tiller, rotary
cutting deck, or a rear finish mower, the weight
bracket and a minimum of four suitcase weights
should be used.
For all other rear mounted equipment, follow the
guidelines provided in the implement’s Operator’s
Manual to determine how much weight is needed to
counterbalance the equipment.
•
The weight box and contents must total a
minimum of 200 pounds.
•
The weight box must be positioned a minimum
of approximately 20 inches rearward of the rear
axle, and be carried no more than 12 inches
from the ground.
If the weight box is positioned closer to the rear
axle or carried higher, additional weight must be
added to effectively counterbalance the front
loader.
If guidelines are not available, ballast the tractor so
that a minimum of approximately 40% of the
machine weight is on the front wheels.
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SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS
Adjust the final length of the seat belt using the
adjuster clip, buckle link, and upper belt webbing on
the right half of the belt.
ADJUSTING THE SEAT
For the comfort of the operator, a single lever
adjustable seat is provided to set the fore to aft
position of the seat. Adjust the seat to the most
comfortable position that allows you to operate all
controls and pedals.
WARNING: Do not adjust the seat when
the tractor is moving, as this could
cause the operator to lose momentary
control of the tractor and result in an
accident.
•
•
To adjust the seat, pivot the seat adjustment
lever to the left and hold while repositioning the
seat to the desired position.
•
To lengthen the belt, hold the ends of the
adjuster clip and tip upward the side of the clip
toward the buckle link. See Figure 27.
•
While holding the clip, pull the upper webbing
of the belt through the clip toward the buckle
link. See Figure 27.
•
Hold the belt and pull the buckle link to the left
to remove the slack in the upper webbing of the
belt between the adjuster clip and the link.
Tip Sides of Clip
BUCKLE
RELEASE
BUTTON
Pull Belt to
Lengthen
After repositioning the seat, release the lever to
lock the seat in position. Slide the seat either
slightly forward or rearward to assure it is
locked or until engagement of the lock is felt.
See Figure 26.
BUCKLE
LINK
Pull Belt to
Shorten
ADJUSTER
CLIP
LOWER
WEBBING
UPPER
WEBBING
Figure 27
•
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER
Pivot Lever
to Left
To shorten the belt, tip the other side of the clip
upward, pull the free end of the belt webbing to
the right, and pull the buckle link to the left to
remove the slack.
THREE POINT HITCH ADJUSTMENTS
•
Figure 26
ADJUSTING THE SEAT BELT
WARNING: Always wear the seat belt
when operating the tractor equipped
with a ROPS. However, if the ROPS
has been removed, the seat belt
should not be used.
Adjust the RH adjustable lift link to level the
lower hitch links. Loosen the jam nut and turn
the adjustment tube as shown in Figure 28 to
shorten or lengthen the lift link. Tighten the jam
nut against the adjustment tube after adjusting.
Loosen
Jam Nut
Shorten
JAM
NUT
ADJUSTMENT
TUBE
Lengthen
NOTE: If the belt is too long or too short to be properly adjusted using the upper belt webbing, the
adjustment clip should be repositioned. To do so,
firmly grasp the adjustment clip and pull the lower
webbing though the clip. Move the clip toward the
anchor point at the seat to shorten the belt, or
toward the buckle link the lengthen the belt.
Figure 28
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•
•
The length of the upper hitch link is normally
determined by the design of each implement.
To adjust the upper hitch link, loosen the locking lever and turn the adjustment tube as
shown in Figure 29. After the appropriate length
is attained, tighten the locking lever. If correctly
adjusted, the upper hitch link will be parallel or
nearly parallel to the lower hitch links.
Distance ‘A’ should be 0"-.20" less than
distance ‘B’ if the toe-in is correct. If it is not,
readjust the toe-in.
A
Lengthen
ADJUSTMENT
TUBE
Shorten
LOCKING
LEVER
Figure 29
•
B
The length of the hitch chains, attached to each
lower hitch link, limit the side-to-side movement of the lower links. Loosen the jam nut and
turn the chain’s hex shaft as shown in Figure
30 to adjust the length of the hitch chain.
Tighten the jam nut after adjusting.
Figure 31
READJUST THE TOE-IN AS FOLLOWS:
NOTE: The right ball joint and jam nut are left hand
threaded.
Turn Hex Shaft
to Lengthen
Loosen
Jam Nut
Turn Hex Shaft
to Shorten
•
Loosen the jam nuts at both the LH and RH ball
joints. See Figure 32.
•
Using a pair of pliers (or similar tool) to grasp
the tie rod, turn the rod as follows:
HEX SHAFT
Forward to shorten the tie rod and decrease the
toe-in. See Figure 32.
HEX JAM NUT
Rearward to lengthen the tie rod and increase
the toe-in. See Figure 32.
Figure 30
ADJUSTING FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN
Front of
Tractor
The front wheel toe-in is set at the factory and
should maintain the proper setting. However, the
toe-in should be checked periodically and
readjusted if necessary.
Shorten Rod —
Decrease Toe-in
Lengthen Rod —
Increase Toe-in
CHECK THE TOE-IN AS FOLLOWS:
•
•
•
•
Place the tractor on a level surface with the
wheels in the straight ahead position.
Place an easily visible mark on the center lines
of both front tires at the horizontal center line of
the wheel.
Measure and record the distance ‘A’ between
the two marks. See Figure 31.
Roll the tractor forward or rearward until the
marks are at the horizontal center line at the
rear of the wheels. Measure and record the
distance ‘B’ between the marks. See Figure 31.
TIE ROD
JAM NUT
RH BALL JOINT
Figure 32
•
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Readjust the tie rod as necessary to obtain the
correct toe-in, then tighten the jam nuts against
the ball joints.
ADJUSTING THE BRAKES
•
The tractor brakes are adjusted at the factory and
should experience minimal wear if the tractor is
operated normally. However, all brake pads are
subject to wear and at some point the brake linkage
may have to be adjusted.
Turn the adjustment ferrule onto the rod as
needed to shorten the rod and acquire the
.160" minimum gap.
•
Reinstall the ferrule and internal cotter pin in
the brake link.
•
Engage the parking brake and recheck the
brake rod gaps. Repeat the above procedures
as necessary to obtain the specified minimum
gap.
Check the brake linkage as follows:
•
Place the tractor on a level surface.
•
Stop the tractor engine and engage the parking
brake.
•
From the right/rear side of the tractor, check the
gap between the flange of the brake rod and
the ferrule connected to the transmission brake
arm. The gap should be a minimum of .160".
See Figure 33.
•
Check the gap of the brake rod on the left side
of the tractor in the same manner.
•
If either gap is less than .160", the brake rod
should be adjusted.
ADJUSTING HYDRAULIC LIFT FEEDBACK ROD
Correct adjustment of the feedback rod (Refer to
Figure 34) is instrumental in proper operation of the
position control hydraulic lift system.
The feedback rod is adjusted at the factory and
should not require further adjustment. Because of
the precise nature of the feedback rod adjustment,
it is recommended that any adjustment be performed by a qualified mechanic at your Cub Cadet
dealer.
If a high pitched squeal continues to emit from the
lift valve after repositioning the lift, or the position
control feature is not functioning properly, have the
position control linkage inspected by your local Cub
Cadet dealer. Refer to Figure 34.
Adjust the brake linkage as follows:
•
Disengage the parking brake.
•
Remove the internal cotter pin and disengage
the adjustment ferrule at the front of the brake
rod from the brake link. See Figure 33.
BRAKE
ARM
BRAKE
PEDAL
FEEDBACK
LINKS
RH BRAKE
LINK ASS’Y.
BRAKE ROD
ADJUSTMENT
FERRULE
INTERNAL
COTTER PIN
FERRULE
ROD
FLANGE
FEEDBACK
ROD
Figure 34
.160" minimum gap
w/brake fully engaged
Figure 33
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HYDRAULIC
LIFT VALVE
SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE
pressure lubricating gun to force in new grease.
Apply pressure until clean grease emerges from the
lubrication point.
The service life and reliability of any machine
depends upon the care it is given. Proper lubrication and maintenance is a vital part of that care.
Using the Lubrication and Maintenance Chart as a
guide, monitor the hourmeter on the instrument
panel to ensure the required maintenance procedures are performed. The maintenance schedule
reflects the minimal requirements to maintain the
equipment. More frequent inspections and maintenance is preferable.
Miscellaneous working parts not provided with
lubrication fittings should be oiled regularly with a
good grade of lubricating oil.
Lubricate the tractor thoroughly before taking it to a
remote location for a prolonged period of time.
Lubricant is cheap. Use plenty of it. Worn parts can
be expensive to replace.
Make certain that all lubrication fittings are installed
and functioning. Wipe away all old grease and dirt
from the lube fittings to prevent foreign materials
from entering as the new grease is applied. Use a
Store your supply of lubricating grease and oil in
clean, covered containers to protect them from dust
and dirt. Keep the lubricating gun nozzle clean.
LUBRICATION TABLE
General Information
Application
Engine
Transmission
and
Hydraulic
System
Front Wheel
Drive Axle
Lube
Fittings
Radiator
and
Overflow
Reservoir
Type of
Lubricant
Engine
Oil
Capacity
Approx.
2.1 Qts.
w/Filter
API
Classification
SF,
SG,
SH,
or
SJ
Anticipated
Ambient
Temp.
SAE
Viscosity
Description
Below 32°F
5W-20 †
Use High
Quality Engine Oil
10W-30 †
Cub Cadet
737-3030A (1Qt.)
-4°F to 95°F
10W-40 †
Use High
Quality Engine Oil
32°F to 95°F
30W
Cub Cadet
737-3029 (1Qt.)
737-3061 (1 Gal.)
Above 68°F
40W
Use High
Quality Engine Oil
Use Cub Cadet
Hydraulic Transmission Fluid
737-3025 (1 Qt.)
737-3062 (1 Gal.)
737-3063 (10 Qt. )
737-3035 (5 Gal. )
Hydraulic
Transmission
Fluid
Approx.
26 Qts.
(6.5 Gal.)
Gear Lube
Approx.
81 Oz.
(2.5 Qts.)
Use Cub Cadet Gear Lube
737-3065 (1 Qt.)
Grease
As
Needed
Use Cub Cadet
251H EP Grease
737-3034 (14.5 Oz. Cartridge)
Antifreeze
Approx.
3.5 Qts.
Use High Quality Permanent Type Antifreeze
(Ethylene Glycol with corrosion and rust
inhibitor chemicals)
Coolant Mixture Ratio
Distilled Water 50% : Antifreeze 50%
† Using multi grade oils (5W-20, 10W-30, and 10W-40) will increase oil consumption. Check the engine
oil level frequently when using them.
28
10
8
18
7
10
9
22
12
11
6
5
1
29
13
16
14
17 15
2
17
6
19
3
20
20
7
21
14
17
21
6
4
15 17
LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE CHART (ILLUSTRATION)
LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE CHART
Check Engine Oil Level
2
Check Air Cleaner
3
Check Engine Coolant Level
4
Check and Clean Radiator
Screen and Oil Cooler Fins
5
Clean Air Cleaner Foam
Element
6
Change Engine Oil and Replace
Oil Filter
first
8
hrs.
•
Retorque Front and Rear Wheel
Bolts
first
10
hrs.
•
8
Check Transmission Oil Level
9
Replace Hydraulic and
Hydrostatic Oil Filters
10
Replace Hydraulic/Hydrostatic
Oil
11
Replace Air Cleaner Paper
Element
Before
Storage
Every
400
Hours
Every
300
Hours
•
•
•
•
1
7
Every
200
Hours
Every
100
Hours
Every
50
Hours
Every
25
Hours
Operation to
be Performed
Every
10
Hours
Ref.
No.
Before
each use
Service Intervals
•
†
•
•
first
25
hrs.
•
•
†
or
yearly
•
•
12
Grease Drive Shaft (both ends)
13
Grease FWD Drive Shaft (both
ends)
14
Grease Front Axle Pivot (front
and rear lube fittings)
15
Check Oil Level of Front Axle
AND Final Reduction Gear
Cases (both sides)
•
16
Grease Power Steering Cylinder
(both ends)
•
17
Change Oil in Front Axle AND
Final Reduction Gear Cases
(both sides)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
18
Grease Three Point Lift Shaft
19
Clean and Re-gap Spark Plugs
20
Change Engine Coolant
21
Check Radiator Hoses and
Fan Belt
•
•
•
22
Check Fuel Filter
•
•
•
•
† More often when operating under dusty conditions.
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•
ACCESSING THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
WARNING: If the tractor has been
recently operated, engine surfaces
(including the radiator) will be HOT.
Allow the engine to cool before opening the hood, or use extreme caution
to avoid burns when the hood is open.
Pull the quick fastener tabs slightly outward and
rotate 1/4 turn (perpendicular to slot) to lock the
side panels in place. Flip the fastener tabs
down.
QUICK FASTENER
Lift
Flip up
To raise the hood, locate the latch release lever in
the hood notch at the front of the tractor. Lift and
hold the latch release lever while lifting the hood at
the hood notch. See Figure 35.
•
Turn
QUICK
FASTENER
Fully raise the hood so that the hood prop
cylinders hold the hood in the raised position.
SIDE
PANEL
HOOD
NOTCH
RETAINER
PINS
Figure 36
Lift Hood
Close the hood by pushing downward until captured
by the hood latch.
LATCH
RELEASE
LEVER
GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
Lift Lever
WARNING:
Figure 35
To remove the two side panels:
•
Flip the tabs of the two quick release fasteners
up and turn to align with the slots in the side
panel. See Figure 36.
•
Slip the top of the side panel over and off the
quick fastener tabs.
•
Lift the side panel straight upward and off of the
retainer pins.
•
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
hands after handling.
•
Battery acid must be handled with great care,
as contact with it can burn and blister the skin.
It is advisable to wear protective clothing
(goggles, rubber gloves and apron) when
working with acid.
•
Should battery acid accidentally splatter into
the eyes or onto the skin, rinse the affected
area immediately with clean cold water. If there
is any further discomfort, seek prompt medical
attention.
•
If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it with clean
water, then neutralize with a solution of
ammonia/water or baking soda/water.
To reinstall the side panels:
•
Align the two holes in the bottom of the side
panel with the retainer pins and slide the panel
onto the pins. See Figure 36
•
Align the tabs of the quick release fasteners
with the slots of the side panel and slip the
panel over the tabs.
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•
Because battery acid is corrosive, do not pour it
into any sink or drain. Before discarding an
empty electrolyte container, rinse it thoroughly
with a neutralizing solution.
•
NEVER connect (or disconnect) battery charger
clips to the battery while the charger is turned
on, as it can cause sparks.
•
Keep all sources of ignition (cigarettes,
matches, lighters) away from the battery. The
hydrogen gas generated during charging can
be combustible.
•
As a further precaution, only charge the battery
in a well ventilated area.
•
Always shield eyes and protect skin and
clothing when working near batteries.
HOLDDOWN STRAP
WING NUT
BATTERY
HOLDDOWN
ROD
WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric
acid and may emit explosive gases.
Use extreme caution when handling
batteries. Keep batteries out of the
reach of children.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
The battery is filled with battery acid and then
sealed at the factory. However, even a
“maintenance free” battery requires some
maintenance to ensure its proper life cycle.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
•
Spray the terminals and exposed wire with a
battery terminal sealer, or coat the terminals
with a thin coat of grease or petroleum jelly, to
protect against corrosion.
•
The battery should be kept clean. Any deposits
of acid should be neutralized with baking soda
and water. Be careful not to get this solution in
the cells.
•
Avoid tipping. Even a sealed battery will leak
electrolyte when tipped.
The battery is located at the front of the tractor
beneath the hood, just forward of the radiator.
To remove the battery:
Open the tractor hood as described in the
previous sub-section.
•
Remove the two wing nuts and the battery
holddown strap from the battery holddown rods.
See Figure 37.
•
•
Spread the locking clips on the sides of the
terminal covers and lift the tops of the covers to
expose the battery connections. See Figure 37
BATTERY STORAGE
Loosen the cable clamp of the negative battery
lead, then lift the negative cable and its terminal cover off the negative battery post. Move
the cable away from the negative battery post.
•
Repeat the above procedure to remove the
cable and cover from the positive battery post.
•
Carefully lift the battery out of the tractor.
TERMINAL
COVER
Figure 37
BATTERY REMOVAL
•
CABLE
CLAMP
•
When storing the tractor for extended periods,
disconnect the battery cables. Removing the
battery from the unit is recommended.
•
All batteries discharge during storage. Keep the
exterior of the battery clean, especially the top.
A dirty battery will discharge more rapidly.
•
The battery must be stored with a full charge.
As the battery discharges, the electrolyte is
weakened and will freeze at a higher
temperature.
•
Recharge the battery before returning to service;
or every two months, whichever comes first.
Install the battery by repeating the above steps in
the reverse order.
WARNING: Always connect the positive lead to the battery before connecting the negative lead.
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HEAD LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
Replace a tail light bulb as follows:
The tractor is equipped with four headlight bulbs. If
one of the bulbs should burn out, replace the bulb
as follows:
•
Turn the light socket counterclockwise to align
the socket tabs with the notches in the tail light
reflector.
•
Fully raise the hood so that the hood prop
cylinders hold the hood in the raised position.
•
Once aligned, carefully pull the light socket out
of the tail light reflector.
•
Pull both locking tabs of the wire harness plug
away from the bulb/socket assembly and
unplug the wire harness from the bulb
assembly. See Figure 38.
•
Pull the light bulb from the socket and replace
with a like part.
•
Align the tabs of the socket with the notches in
the reflector and carefully insert the socket.
Turn the socket fully clockwise to lock in place.
HAZARD BULB REPLACEMENT
BULB/SOCKET
ASSEMBLY.
Flashing hazard lights are installed on each side of
the ROPS. Replace the bulbs as follows:
•
WIRE
HARNESS
PLUG
REFLECTOR
Grasp the outer half of the light housing and
both the front and rear lenses. Accessing the
screws from the notches at the top and bottom
of the outer housing, remove the two screws
fastening the outer and inner housings
together. See Figure 39.
LOCKING TAB
LENSES
NOTCH
Figure 38
•
Turn the bulb/socket assembly approximately a
quarter turn counterclockwise to align its tabs
with the notches of the reflector, then remove
from the reflector.
•
Replace with a new bulb/socket assembly (Cub
Cadet No. 725-3161A).
•
Align the tabs of the new bulb/socket assembly
with the notches of the reflector and insert the
bulb.
•
BULB
SOCKET
SCREW
NOTCH
Turn the bulb/socket assembly clockwise to
lock in place. Plug the wire harness into the
socket, making sure the plug locking tabs lock
onto the socket assembly.
INNER
HOUSING
OUTER
HOUSING
Figure 39
TAIL LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
Each tail light assembly has two light bulbs — a
reverse indicator bulb (Cub Cadet no. 725-3263)
and a tail light (Cub Cadet no. 725-3262). Access
the back side of the tail lights from under the rear
fender.
NOTE: Use caution when removing the tail light
sockets from the reflector housings. The bulbs can
be pulled from the sockets and dropped into the
reflector housing, requiring removal of the reflector
housing to retrieve the bulb.
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•
Remove the outer housing and lenses.
•
Push in on the bulb and turn counterclockwise
to remove the bulb from the light socket.
•
Align the new bulb with the socket slot, push
the bulb into the socket, and turn clockwise to
lock it in the socket.
•
While making certain the lenses engage the
front and rear grooves of the inner housing,
install the lenses and outer housing. Secure
with the two screws.
INSTRUMENT PANEL BULB REPLACEMENT
Accessing the Fuse Center
Referring to the instrument panel information provided in the CONTROL AND FEATURES section
of this manual, regularly check to ensure that the
instrument panel light bulbs are functioning.
The fuse center is located on the inside right of the
dash panel. To access the fuse center, remove the
dash panel insert by removing the two screws. See
Figure 42.
To change a burned out instrument panel bulb:
Reposition the dash panel insert in the dash and
secure with the two screws to cover the fuse center.
•
•
Raise the tractor hood to view the back side of
the instrument panel.
Determine the position of the burned out bulb
and pull the seal plug from the back of the
instrument panel. See Figure 40.
SCREWS
BACK OF INSTRUMENT PANEL
PTO On
Oil
Pressure
Parking Brake
Temperature
Batt. Charge
DASH
PANEL
INSERT
Figure 42
Instrument Panel Fuses
Tachometer
Hazard Lgt.
The instrument panel’s circuitry is protected by the
two fuses in the fuse center. If the instrument panel
does not function properly, check the fuses.
Fuel Gauge
Figure 40
•
•
•
•
Using a small flat bladed screw driver in the slot
of the bulb socket, turn the socket approximately a quarter turn counterclockwise to unlock from the instrument panel. Carefully withdraw from the panel. Note the position of the
bulb socket locking tabs.
Insert the new bulb/socket assembly into the
instrument panel in the same manner, making
certain the locking tabs of the socket engage
the slots of the instrument panel.
Turn the socket approximately a quarter turn
clockwise to lock in place and reinsert the seal
plug into the panel opening.
Pull the two fuses from the fuse center and
check their condition. Replace a blown fuse
with the same capacity fuse (3 Amp). Refer to
Figure 43.
Relays
The PTO relay and dash power relay, located in the
fuse center, maintain power to each of those
circuits. If one of the circuits is not functioning
properly, have your dealer electrically check the
relay. See Figure 43.
INSTRUMENT
PANEL FUSES
(3 AMP)
SERVICING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Fuses are installed to protect the tractor’s electrical
system from damage caused by excessive amperage. Always use the same capacity fuse for
replacement. If the electrical system does not function, check for blown fuses. See Figure 41
If you have a recurring problem with blown fuses,
have the tractor’s electrical system checked by your
Cub Cadet dealer.
DASH POWER
RELAY
XX
XX
PTO RELAY
FUSE
CENTER
GOOD
BAD
Figure 43
Figure 41
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Main Fuse
The main fuse in the tractor wire harness protects
the tractor’s entire electrical system. A blown main
fuse will prevent battery current from passing
though the harness.
FLASHER
RELAY
XX
XX
TAPE
To replace the main fuse:
•
Raise the tractor hood and remove the right
side panel.
•
Locate the main fuse under the dash panel,
along the tractor’s right frame rail. See Figure 44.
WIRE
HARNESS
HARNESS
LEADS
MAIN FUSE
FUSE HOLDER
RT. FRAME
RAIL
Figure 45
CHECKING TRANSMISSION/HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM OIL LEVEL
WIRE
HARNESS
Check the hydro transmission/hydraulic system oil
level after every 50 hours of operation. Check the
oil level only while the engine is stopped and the
tractor is standing on a level surface.
The oil fill plug/dipstick is located at the rear of the
tractor, above the rear PTO shield. See Figure 46.
DASH PANEL
•
Clean the area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the transmission
housing. See Figure 46.
•
Turn the oil fill plug/dipstick counterclockwise to
unscrew from the transmission housing.
•
Withdraw the dipstick and wipe it clean, then
reinsert and screw in all the way. Unscrew and
withdraw again to read the oil level. Always
keep the oil level between the add and full marks
on the dipstick (See Figure 46).
Figure 44
•
Pull the fuse from the fuse holder and replace
with the same capacity fuse (30 Amp). NEVER
use a higher amperage fuse.
•
Install the side panel and lower the tractor
hood.
Hazard Light Flasher Relay
The flasher relay controls the on/off flashing of the
hazard lights. If the hazard lights do not function
properly, the flasher relay is probably faulty.
OIL FILL PLUG/DIPSTICK
Replace the relay as follows:
•
Remove the dash panel insert by removing the
two screws. Refer to Figure 42.
•
Pull the wire harness from the dash opening.
Cut and remove the electrical tape holding the
flasher relay to the harness. See Figure 45
•
After first noting the position of the two harness
leads, disconnect the leads and replace the
faulty relay with a new relay.
•
Secure the relay to the wire harness with
electrical tape.
•
Position the wire harness in the dash panel and
reinstall the dash panel insert.
PTO SHIELD
Full Mark
F
A
Add Mark
Figure 46
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•
If the oil level is low, add Cub Cadet hydraulic
oil. Loosely position a funnel in the fill hole so
that there is enough clearance around the funnel to allow the transmission to vent while the
oil is poured into the transmission. Fill ONLY to
the full mark, never overfill the transmission.
•
Place a suitable container(s) beneath the front
of the transmission housing.
•
Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick to help vent the
transmission, then remove the drain plug and
allow the transmission oil to drain into the
container(s). Reinstall the drain plug after
draining the oil. See Figure 47.
NOTE: Always use Cub Cadet hydraulic oil to
ensure correct formulation. Substitute oils could
affect performance and may cause damage to the
transmission.
•
Dispose of used oil in an environmentally
safe manner. If necessary, contact your
area EPA office for proper disposal procedures and recycling center locations.
Reinsert the oil fill plug/dipstick into the
transmission housing and turn clockwise until
tight.
•
Clean around the base of the hydrostatic
transmission oil filter and remove the filter by
turning it counterclockwise. See Figure 47.
•
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new filter. Install the filter by
turning it clockwise, by hand, until the gasket
contacts the filter base on the transmission
housing; then tighten the filter an additional 1/2
to 3/4 turn.
•
Clean around the base of the hydraulic system
oil filter and remove the filter by turning it
counterclockwise. Refer to Figure 47.
•
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new filter. Install the filter by
turning it clockwise, by hand, until the gasket
contacts the filter base on the transmission
housing; then tighten the filter an additional 1/2
to 3/4 turn.
•
Loosely position a funnel in the oil fill hole so
that there is enough clearance around the funnel to allow the transmission to vent while the
oil is poured into the transmission. Fill ONLY to
the full mark on the dipstick, never overfill the
transmission.
CHANGING TRANSMISSION/HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM OIL
Change the hydrostatic transmission/hydraulic
system oil and filters after every 200 hours of
operation. The dry capacity of the transmission/
hydraulic system is approximately 26 quarts.
Change the transmission/hydraulic system oil as
follows:
•
Operate the tractor for a short period to warm
the oil to the normal operating temperature.
Place the tractor on a level surface, engage the
parking brake, and stop the tractor engine.
•
Remove any belly mounted attachments.
•
Clean the area around the transmission drain
plug and the oil fill plug/dipstick to prevent
debris from entering the transmission. Refer to
Figure 46 and Figure 47.
HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM
FILTER
(723-0405)
HYDROSTATIC
OIL FILTER
(723-3014)
NOTE: Always use Cub Cadet hydraulic oil and
filters to ensure correct formulation and filtering
capacity. Substitute oils and/or filters could affect
performance and may cause damage to the
transmission.
TRANSMISSION
DRAIN PLUG
Viewed from beneath the Tractor
Figure 47
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•
Reinsert the oil fill plug/dipstick into the
transmission housing and turn clockwise until
tight.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run for a few
minutes. Shut the engine off, then check for
leaks and recheck the oil level in the
transmission housing.
CHANGING HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION
AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OIL FILTERS
•
Position the collection container below the
hydraulic system filter. See Figure 47.
NOTE: With the exception of the first oil filter
change after the 25 hour break-in period, the
hydrostatic transmission and hydraulic system oil
filters should be changed along with the hydrostatic
transmission/hydraulic system oil after every 200
hours of operation.
•
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new hydraulic system filter.
•
Remove the old hydraulic system filter by turning it counterclockwise, and immediately replace with the new filter. Turn the filter clockwise, by hand, until the gasket contacts the
filter base on the transmission housing; then
tighten the filter an additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
•
Clean the area around the transmission oil fill
plug/dipstick to prevent debris from entering the
transmission (Refer to Figure 46) and remove
the plug.
•
Following the instructions previously provided
in CHANGING TRANSMISSION/HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM OIL, refill the transmission with the
clean salvaged oil or with new hydraulic oil.
•
Reinsert the oil fill plug/dipstick into the transmission housing and turn clockwise until tight.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run for a few
minutes. Shut the engine off, then check for
leaks and recheck the oil level in the transmission housing.
Initial Break-In Period Filter Change
During the initial hours of tractor operation, contaminants caused by the normal break-in of internal
transmission and hydraulic system components will
collect in the oil filters. Because of this, the filters
should be changed after the first 25 hours of operation.
Hydro Pump Filter — Part No. 723-3014
Hydraulic System Filter — Part No. 723-0405
NOTE: A large volume of oil may drain from the
transmission while performing the 25 hour change
of the oil filters. If collected in a clean container
and kept free of debris, this oil may be reused in
the transmission/ hydraulic system.
Perform the INITIAL change of the transmission
and hydraulic system oil filters as follows:
•
Remove any belly mounted attachments.
•
Clean the areas around the hydrostatic transmission and hydraulic system oil filters. Refer to
Figure 47.
•
Position a CLEAN, suitable container below the
hydrostatic transmission filter. See Figure 47.
NOTE: If a front end loader, or a loader and backhoe, are in-stalled on the tractor after the first 25
hours of operation, it is recommended that the filters again be changed after the first 25 hours of
operation with these attachments installed.
•
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new hydrostatic filter.
Regularly Scheduled Oil Filter Changes
•
Remove the old hydrostatic filter by turning it
counterclockwise, and immediately replace with
the new filter. Turn the filter clockwise, by hand,
until the gasket contacts the filter base on the
transmission housing; then tighten the filter an
additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
Change the hydrostatic transmission and hydraulic
system oil filters along with the hydrostatic transmission/hydraulic system oil after every 200 hours
of operation. Refer to the previous sub-section
CHANGING TRANSMISSION / HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OIL and follow the instructions for changing
the oil and filters.
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CHECKING OIL LEVEL IN FRONT AXLE AND
FINAL REDUCTION GEAR CASES.
Check the front axle and final reduction gear case
oil levels after every 50 hours of operation. Check
the oil level only while the engine is stopped and
the tractor is standing on a level surface.
Check Front Axle Oil
FILL PLUG
The oil fill plug/dipstick is located on the left side of
the axle housing. See Figure 48.
LH FINAL
REDUCTION
GEAR CASE
OIL FILL PLUG/DIPSTICK
FRONT AXLE
Figure 49
•
Turn the oil fill plug/dipstick counterclockwise to
unscrew from the axle housing.
•
Withdraw the dipstick and wipe it clean, then
reinsert and screw in all the way. Unscrew and
withdraw again to read the oil level. Always
keep the oil level between the bottom and the
full mark of the dipstick (See Figure 48).
•
If the oil level is low, add only enough Cub Cadet
Gear Lube to bring the level to the full mark on
the dipstick. NEVER overfill the axle housing.
•
Reinsert the fill plug/dipstick into the axle
housing and turn clockwise to fully tighten.
•
Reinstall the fill plug in each gear case.
Change the front axle and final reduction gear case
oil after every 300 hours of operation. The total dry
capacity of both gear cases and the axle housing is
approximately 81 oz. (2.5 qts.)
Figure 48
Clean the area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the axle housing.
See Figure 48.
If the oil level is low, use a funnel with a flexible
spout to add enough Cub Cadet Gear Lube to
bring the level up to the bottom of the fill port.
CHANGING FRONT AXLE AND FINAL
REDUCTION GEAR CASE OIL
FULL MARK
•
•
Change the front axle and final reduction gear case
as follows:
•
Operate the tractor for a short period to warm
the oil to the normal operating temperature.
Place the tractor on a level surface, engage the
parking brake, and stop the tractor engine.
•
To prevent debris from entering the front axle
housing, clean the area around the oil fill plug/
dipstick and the axle drain plug located at the
center front of the axle. Refer to Figure 48 and
Figure 50.
Check Final Reduction Gear Case Oil
Check the oil level at the two final reduction gear
case fill plugs.
•
•
Locate the fill plugs approximately midway up
on the rear of the right and left gear cases. See
Figure 49.
FRONT AXLE
Remove the fill plugs and check that the oil
level is at the bottom edge of the fill port
opening.
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 50
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•
The front end of the drive shaft can be
accessed from under the hood, and the rear
end by removing the six screws and the center
fender cover. The drive shaft can also be
accessed from the underside of the tractor.
NOTE: It may be necessary to rotate the drive
shaft to access the grease fittings.
Fill the axle with Cub Cadet Gear Lube until the
oil level reaches the full mark on the dipstick.
Do not over fill the axle housing.
•
Using a pressure lubricating gun, lubricate the
drive shaft with Cub Cadet 251H EP grease.
•
Reinstall the fill plug/dipstick in the axle housing.
LUBRICATION OF FWD DRIVE SHAFT
•
Move the drain pan underneath either of the final
reduction gear cases.
•
Remove the fill plug and drain plug from the gear
case and drain the oil. See Figure 51. After the
oil has drained, reinstall the drain plug.
Lubricate both ends of the FWD drive shaft with
Cub Cadet 251H EP grease after every 50 hours of
operation. The FWD drive shaft can be accessed
from beneath the tractor.
•
Using a funnel with a flexible spout, fill the gear
case up to the bottom of the fill port with Cub
Cadet Gear Lube. Reinstall the fill plug.
•
Place a suitable container beneath the front of
the axle housing.
•
Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick to help vent the
axle, then remove the drain plug and allow the
oil to drain into the container. Reinstall the drain
plug after draining the oil. See Figure 50.
•
WHEEL BOLT TORQUE
The front and rear wheel bolts should be retorqued
after the first ten hours of operation and every 100
hours thereafter, or if the wheel assembly has been
removed. Using a torque wrench, retighten the bolts
as follows:
Rear Wheels—In a staggered pattern, retorque the
rear wheel bolts to 80 ft. lbs.
Front Wheels—In a staggered pattern, retorque
the front wheel bolts to 55 ft. lbs.
MAINTENANCE OF THE ROLLOVER
PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE (ROPS)
FILL PLUG
Periodically (at least every six months) visually
inspect the ROPS for damage and loose fasteners.
If damage is noted, contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
LH FINAL
REDUCTION
GEAR CASE
DRAIN PLUG
If an accident has occurred which may have
damaged the ROPS, have the ROPS thoroughly
inspected by your Cub Cadet dealer.
Figure 51
•
WARNING: To ensure the structural
integrity of the ROPS to provide operator protection, do not attempt to
straighten or weld the ROPS. A damaged ROPS should be replaced.
Repeat the previous three steps to change the
oil in the other final reduction gear case.
Dispose of used oil in an environmentally
safe manner. If necessary, contact your
area EPA office for proper disposal procedures and recycling center locations.
If the ROPS is removed for any reason, make sure
the proper hardware is used to reinstall it, and that
the recommended torque values are applied to the
fasteners.
LUBRICATION OF MAIN DRIVE SHAFT
When replacing or reinstalling the ROPS, apply
Loctite ® 242 to the threads of the bolts and torque
the bolts to 65 to 70 ft. lbs.
Lubricate both ends of the main drive shaft after
every 50 hours of operation as follows:
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TIRE MAINTENANCE
Check the tire air pressure after every 50 hours of
operation or weekly. Keep the tires inflated to the
recommended pressures. Improper inflation will
shorten the service life of a tire. See the tire side
wall, or the Tire Inflation chart, for proper inflation
pressures. Observe the following guidelines:
•
•
TIRE INFLATION CHART
Do not inflate a tire above the maximum
pressure shown either on the sidewall of the
tire or the Tire Inflation chart.
Do not reinflate a tire that has been run flat or
seriously under inflated. Have a qualified tire
mechanic inspect and service the tire.
•
Lubricate the flanges of the rim and beads of
the tire with soap solution.
•
•
Make certain the jack used to raise the tractor
has a weight capacity adequate for lifting the
tractor.
•
Place the tractor on a firm, level surface and
position jack stands to support the raised
tractor while repairing tires.
Front
Turf
23 x 9.5-12
10 psi
Rear
Turf
31 x 12-15
15 psi
Front
Indus.
8.5-12
35 psi
Rear
Indus.
10-16.5
45 psi
WARNING: Fuel left in the fuel tank
deteriorates and will cause serious
starting problems.
After the beads have seated, adjust the inflation pressure to the recommended operating
pressure.
Do not use a damaged rim, or attempt to repair
a rim by brazing, welding, or pounding out.
Inflation
Pressure
WARNING: Never store the tractor with
fuel in the tank indoors or in poorly
ventilated enclosures, where fuel
fumes may reach an open flame, spark
or pilot light as on a furnace, water
heater, clothes dryer, etc.
Inflate the tire to seat the beads. If the tire
beads have not seated at or before 35 PSI,
allow the tire to deflate. Reposition the tire on
the rim, lubricate the tire beads and rim flanges,
and reinflate until seated - up to a maximum of
35 PSI.
•
Tire Size
1. Change the engine oil and filter following the
instructions provided in CHANGING THE
ENGINE OIL AND FILTER in SECTION 5.
WARNING: When seating the beads,
never inflate a tire over 35 PSI. Inflating a tire with unseated beads beyond
35 PSI could break the bead or rim with
sufficient explosive force to cause a
serious injury.
•
Tread
Type
If your tractor is not going to be operated for an
extended period of time (thirty days to approximately six months), the tractor should be prepared
for storage. Store the tractor in a dry and protected
location. If stored outside, cover the tractor (including the tires) to protect it from the elements. The
procedures outlined below should be performed
whenever the tractor is placed in storage.
If you must service the tires, observe the following
safety precautions to avoid an injury or fatality:
Make certain the rim is clean and free of rust.
Position
TRACTOR STORAGE
WARNING: Servicing tires can be dangerous. Whenever possible, trained
personnel should service and mount
tires.
•
DO NOT place any part of your body beneath
the tractor or start the tractor engine while the
tractor is raised off the ground with a jack.
2. If storing the tractor for 30 days or more:
To prevent gum deposits from forming inside
the engine’s carburetor and causing possible
malfunction of the engine, the fuel system must
be either completely emptied, or the gasoline
must be treated with a stabilizer to prevent
deterioration.
Using a fuel stabilizer:
• Read the product manufacturer’s instructions
and recommendations.
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3. Clean the engine and the entire tractor
thoroughly.
• Add to clean, fresh gasoline the correct
amount of stabilizer for the capacity
(approximately 6 gallons) of the fuel system.
4. Drain and flush the cooling system. Refill with a
minimum 50/50 antifreeze and water coolant
solution. Use a higher percentage of antifreeze
if the tractor will be subjected to temperatures
below minus 30° F.
• Fill the fuel tank with treated fuel and run the
engine for 2-3 minutes to get stabilized fuel
into the carburetor.
Emptying the fuel system:
• Prior to putting the tractor in storage, monitor
fuel consumption with the goal of running the
fuel tank empty.
5. Fully charge the battery, then disconnect the
negative cable at the battery to prevent possible discharge. Thoroughly clean the battery.
Recharge the battery periodically when in storage.
NOTE: Remove the battery if exposed to prolonged periods of sub-freezing temperatures.
Store in a cool, dry location where temperatures are above freezing.
• If a large volume of fuel is left-over, the fuel
line can be disconnected at the fuel filter and
the leftover fuel drained into an approved
container.
• Run the engine until it begins to stall. Use the
choke to keep the engine running until all fuel
in the carburetor has been exhausted.
6. Lubricate all lubrication points.
7. Jack up and block the tractor to remove the
weight from the tires if stored for a long period.
If not blocked up, reinflate the tires regularly.
• Place a small container or rag beneath the
carburetor bowl drain and loosen the drain
screw to completely drain the fuel from the
carburetor. See Figure 52.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a
pressure washer or garden hose to clean your unit.
They may cause damage to electrical components;
spindles; pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use
of water will result in shortened life and reduce
serviceability.
FRONT OF ENGINE
CARBURETOR
BOWL
REMOVING THE TRACTOR FROM STORAGE
DRAIN
SCREW
CARBURETOR
BOWL DRAIN
LEFT VALVE
COVER
Figure 52
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•
Check the engine oil and coolant levels.
•
Fully charge the battery and inflate the tires to
the recommended pressure.
•
Start the engine and allow to idle for a few
minutes to ensure engine is operating properly.
•
Drive the tractor without a load to make certain
all the tractor systems are functioning properly.
SECTION 5: ENGINE INFORMATION AND MAINTENANCE
KAWASAKI LIMITED WARRANTY
CALIFORNIA AND FEDERAL
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEMS
SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINES
The California Air Resources Board, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , and Kawasaki Motors Corp.,
U.S.A. (hereinafter “Kawasaki”) are pleased to explain the Emission Control Systems Warranty on your Kawasaki
small off-road engine. In California and other states, new small off-road engines must be designed, built and
equipped to meet the stringent anti-smog standards. Kawasaki must warrant the emission control system on your
small off-road engine for the period of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper
maintenance of your small off-road engine. Your emission control system may include parts such as the
carburetor or fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses,
belts, connectors and other emission related assemblies. Where a warrantable condition exists, Kawasaki will
repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you including diagnosis (if the diagnostic work is performed at a
Kawasaki small off-road engine dealer), parts and labor.
OWNERS WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES. The following obligations must be fulfilled by the owner to maintain
the validity of the Kawasaki California / EPA Emission Systems Warranty:
(a) As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance
listed in your owner’s manual. Kawasaki recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance
on your small off-road engine, but Kawasaki cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for
your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
(b) You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to an authorized Kawasaki small off-road
engine dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable
amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
(c) As the small off-road engine owner, you should also be aware that Kawasaki may deny you warranty
coverage if your small off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or
unapproved modifications.
d) If you have any questions regarding your warranty right and responsibilities, you should contact Kawasaki
Motors Corp., U.S.A., Consumer Services Department, 5080 36th Street S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512,
(616)949-6500.
1. COVERAGE. Kawasaki warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser that the small off-road
engine is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause a failure of a warranted part for a period
of two years. Kawasaki is liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted
part still under warranty. The 1995 and later small off-road engines are warranted for two years in California.
In all other states, 1997 and later model year small off-road engines are warranted for two years. If any
emission-related part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Kawasaki. This
warranty time period shall begin on the date the small off-road engine is delivered to the initial purchaser, or
on the date the small off-road engine is first placed in service.
Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized Kawasaki small offroad engine dealer located within the United States of America. Any manufacturer-approved replacement part
may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs on emission-related parts, and must
be provided without charge to the owner if the part is still under warranty. Any part or parts replaced under
this warranty shall become the property of Kawasaki.
The emission related warranted parts are specifically defined by the California Air Resources Board’s
Emission Warranty Parts List. (EPA’s regulations do not include a parts list, but EPA considers emissionrelated parts to include all parts listed here.) These warranted parts are: carburetor and internal parts, spark
advance/retard system, cold start enrichment system, magneto or electronic ignition system, catalytic
converter, intake manifold, exhaust manifold, air cleaner element, and spark plugs if failure occurs prior to the
first required scheduled replacement, hoses, clamps, fittings, gaskets, sealing devices, mounting hardware
and tubing used directly in these parts.
Since emission related parts may vary slightly from model to model, certain models may not contain all of
these parts and certain models may contain functionally equivalent parts.
2. LIMITATIONS. This Emission Control Systems Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
(a) Repair or replacement required as a result of (i) misuse or neglect, (ii) lack of required maintenance, (iii)
repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed, (iv) use of replacement parts or
accessories not conforming to Kawasaki specifications which adversely affect performance and/or
durability, (v) alterations or modifications not recommended or approved in writing by Kawasaki.
(b) Replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance at and
after the first scheduled replacement point.
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3. LIMITED LIABILITY.
(a) The liability of Kawasaki under this Emission Control Systems Warranty is limited solely to the remedying
of defects in materials or workmanship by any authorized Kawasaki small off-road engine dealer at its
place of business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss
of use of the small off-road engine or transportation of the small off-road engine to or from the Kawasaki
dealer. KAWASAKI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSE, LOSS OR DAMAGE,
WHETHER DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (EXCEPTION LISTED UNDER COVERAGE) OR
EXEMPLARY ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE
KAWASAKI SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINE FOR ANY PURPOSE.
(b) NO EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY KAWASAKI WITH
RESPECT TO THE KAWASAKI SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINE EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH
HEREIN. ANY EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING ANY
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS EXPRESSLY
LIMITED TO THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN. THE
FOREGOING STATEMENTS OF WARRANTY ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
REMEDIES.
(c) No dealer is authorized to modify this Kawasaki Limited Emission Control System Warranty.
(d) Kawasaki is not liable for parts which are not genuine Kawasaki parts except when genuine Kawasaki
parts cause damage to non-Kawasaki parts.
5. LEGAL RIGHTS. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS.
6. THIS WARRANTY IS IN ADDITION TO THE KAWASAKI LIMITED SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINE
WARRANTY.
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cooling fins. Blow the debris out using compressed
air directed from the fan shroud side of the radiator.
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Use care when servicing
any component in the engine area. If
the engine has recently been operated,
components will be hot and could
cause burns. Allow the engine to cool
before servicing.
Reinsert the screen, making sure that it is in the
slots of the radiator frame.
CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL
Before each use, the oil level in the engine
crankcase should be checked to see that it is filled
to the correct level. During the "break in" period for
the engine, closely monitor the engine oil level. The
oil level should be checked hourly during the first 5
hours of operation.
WARNING: Before servicing the engine,
place the tractor on a level surface,
stop the engine, engage the parking
brake, and remove the key from the
ignition switch. For additional safety,
remove the spark plugs to prevent
accidental starting.
•
Check the oil level only while the engine is
stopped and the tractor is level. Clean the area
around the oil level dipstick to prevent debris
from entering the crankcase. See Figure 54.
•
If recently operated, allow the engine to cool
and the oil to drain back into the oil pan.
•
To check the oil level, withdraw the dipstick and
wipe it clean; then insert the dipstick all the way
into the tube before withdrawing it for a true
reading. See Figure 54.
CLEANING THE ENGINE
This tractor has a liquid-cooled engine. Air must be
able to circulate freely through the fins of the radiator and the transmission oil cooler. Keep this area
free of accumulated dirt and debris to prevent
engine overheating, which could possibly cause
extensive engine damage.
WARNING: Keep the muffler area clean.
Before running the engine, remove all
combustible debris from the muffler area.
OIL FILL CAP
DIPSTICK
CLEANING THE RADIATOR SCREEN AND
RADIATOR
To remove the radiator screen, lift the hood and
carefully lift the screen by its center tab. Flush the
screen with water to clean its surface. See Figure 53.
RADIATOR
CAP
RADIATOR
SCREEN
VALVE COVER
DIPSTICK TUBE
Figure 54
•
Always keep the oil level between the ‘H’ (full)
and the ‘L’ (add) marks on the dipstick. See
Figure 55.
•
Reinsert the dipstick into the dipstick tube and
push firmly into the tube.
Full
TRANSMISSION
OIL COOLER
H
Operating
Range
RADIATOR
Add
Figure 53
Check the radiator and transmission oil cooler fins
for any accumulation of debris lodged between
L
Figure 55
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ADDING ENGINE OIL
WARNING: Never overfill the engine
crankcase. The engine may overheat
and/or damage may result if the
crankcase is below the “ADD” mark or
over the “FULL” mark on the dipstick.
For best results, fill to the “FULL” mark
on the dipstick as opposed to adding a
given quantity of oil. Always check the
level on the dipstick before adding
more oil.
•
Place the tractor on a level surface and engage
the parking brake. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
•
Clean around the base of the oil filter, the oil
filler cap, and the dipstick tube to prevent
debris from entering the crankcase.
•
Remove the dipstick and oil fill cap from the
engine. Refer to Figure 54.
•
Locate the engine drain valve on the rear of the
engine (See Figure 56). Place a suitable
container below the open end of the drain valve
to collect the old oil.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE in the MAINTENANCE SECTION of this manual to determine the
proper type of oil to add to the crankcase for the
conditions under which the engine will be operated.
•
Place the tractor on a level surface and engage
the parking brake. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
•
Clean the area around the oil filler cap to
prevent debris from entering the crankcase.
Refer to Figure 54.
•
Turn the oil filler cap counterclockwise to
unscrew from the right valve cover.
•
SLOWLY pour oil into the crankcase until the
oil level reaches the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick. Refer to Figure 55.
•
Insert the oil fill cap into the valve cover and
turn clockwise until fully tightened. Reinsert the
dipstick into the dipstick tube and push firmly
into the tube.
HEX
DRAIN
COCK
ENGINE
DRAIN
VALVE
Figure 56
IMPORTANT: The oil fill cap and dipstick must
always be installed securely in place when the
engine is running. Severe engine damage could
result from failure to do so.
CHANGING THE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
•
Turn the valve’s hex drain cock counterclockwise to open the valve.
•
Allow the old oil to completely drain from the
engine crankcase into the container below.
•
Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise
using an automotive type filter wrench to
loosen. See Figure 57.
WARNING: Because the engine is run
prior to draining the oil, the engine may
be hot. Use caution to avoid burning
yourself on engine surfaces.
The engine oil and oil filter should be changed after
the first eight hours of operation and every 100
hours thereafter. Refer to the LUBRICATION
TABLE in the MAINTENANCE SECTION of this
manual for the quantity of oil needed, and to determine the proper type of oil to use for the conditions
under which the engine will be operated.
H
L
Run the engine for a few minutes to allow the oil in
the crankcase to warm up. Warm oil will flow more
freely and carry away more engine impurities. Use
care to avoid burns from hot oil. While the engine
oil is warm, proceed as follows:
COOLANT
RESERVOIR
FULL MARK
ADD MARK
Figure 57
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OIL FILTER
•
Turn the valve drain cock fully clockwise to
close the valve, and clean any residual oil from
the valve. Refer to Figure 56.
•
Raise the tractor hood and check the coolant
level in the overflow reservoir on the left side of
the engine. Refer to Figure 57.
•
Apply a light coating of clean oil on the gasket of
the new oil filter. Thread the filter on by hand
until the gasket contacts the filter mounting surface, then tighten the filter an additional 3/4 turn.
•
If the coolant level is below the "L" (add) mark,
remove the cap from the reservoir and add
coolant solution to the "H" (full) mark.
•
Refill the crankcase to the "FULL" mark on the
dipstick with the appropriate type oil.
•
Reinstall the oil fill cap and dipstick.
•
Start the engine and run for about 3 minutes.
Stop the engine and check for leaks at the oil
filter and drain valve.
•
Recheck the oil level and, if needed, add oil to
bring the oil level up to the "FULL" mark.
NOTE: The cooling system is a closed type.
Normally, to prevent air from entering the system,
the radiator cap should not be removed.
If the overflow reservoir is empty, the
radiator cap should be removed and the
level in the radiator checked before adding
to the reservoir. If necessary, first refill the
through the remote filler neck as follows:
WARNING: It is dangerous to remove
the radiator cap when the system is
hot. Allow the system to cool before
removing the radiator cap.
WARNING: Never overfill the engine
crankcase. The engine may overheat
and/or damage may result. For best
results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick as opposed to adding a given
quantity of oil. Always check the level
on the dipstick before adding more oil.
•
Turn the remote radiator cap counterclockwise
to the first stop to release any pressure. See
Figure 58.
•
Push downward on the cap and turn counterclockwise until the cap stops then lift cap off.
Dispose of used oil in an environmentally
safe manner. If necessary, contact your
area EPA office for proper disposal
procedures and recycling center locations.
REMOTE
RADIATOR
CAP
IMPORTANT: The oil fill cap and dipstick must
always be installed securely in place when the
engine is running. Severe engine damage could
result from failure to do so.
REMOTE
FILLER
NECK
CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL
OVERFLOW
HOSE
Before each use, the engine coolant level in the
overflow reservoir should be checked to ensure it is
within the operating range. Engine coolant absorbs
heat from the engine and transfers the heat to the
air flowing through the radiator. If the coolant level
becomes low, the engine may overheat and could
cause severe damage to the engine.
Use a permanent type antifreeze containing corrosion and rust inhibitors for cast iron engines and
aluminum radiators. Dilute the antifreeze with water
at a 1:1 ratio to mix the coolant solution (50% antifreeze : 50% water).
NOTE: Distilled water is recommended for the coolant solution if your tap water has a high mineral
content. Minerals cause scaling in the engine and
the radiator coolant passages. System efficiency
will be greatly reduced over time and severe engine
damage may result.
•
remote
coolant
coolant
system
REMOTE
HOSE
Figure 58
Check the coolant level when the engine is cold
and the tractor is on a level surface.
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•
Slowly pour coolant into the remote filler neck
until the level reaches the bottom of the filler
neck overflow flange.
•
Wait a few minutes to allow as much air as
possible to escape through the filler neck, then
reinstall the radiator cap.
•
Fill the overflow reservoir to the "H" (full) mark.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run for a short
period. Stop the engine.
•
Recheck the coolant level in the overflow
reservoir and refill as needed. Reinstall the
reservoir cap.
INSPECTION OF COOLING SYSTEM HOSES
•
Check the cooling system hoses for any cracks or
deterioration every 200 hours of operation. Check
all hose connections for looseness. Replace any
damaged hoses and tighten any loose connections.
In stages, SLOWLY pour the coolant solution
into the filler neck, allowing as much air as
possible to escape through the neck. Fill to the
overflow flange of the filler neck.
•
Wait a few minutes to allow air to escape
through the filler neck and refill as needed, then
reinstall the radiator cap.
The engine coolant should be drained and replaced
with new coolant solution after every 400 hours of
operation.
•
Fill the overflow reservoir to the "H" (full) mark.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run for a short
period. Stop the engine.
The dry capacity of the cooling system is
approximately 3.5 Qts. Follow the instructions
provided previously in this manual under
CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL when
mixing the coolant solution.
•
Recheck the coolant level in the overflow
reservoir and refill as needed. Reinstall the
reservoir cap.
Change the engine coolant as follows:
CHANGING THE ENGINE COOLANT
CHANGING THE AIR CLEANER
•
Drain the coolant when the engine is cold.
•
Place the tractor on a level surface and raise the
tractor hood.
Check the air cleaner daily or before starting the
engine. Check for loose or damaged components
and check the condition of the filter element.
Remove any buildup of dirt and debris in the air
cleaner housing.
•
Locate the radiator drain plug in the lower left
rear corner of the radiator. See Figure 59.
See Figure 60 for assembly of the air cleaner
elements.
WARNING: Operating the engine with
loose or damaged air cleaner components will allow unfiltered air into the
carburetor, causing extensive wear and
eventual failure of the engine.
KNOB
WASHER
AIR
CLEANER
COVER
OVERFLOW
RESERVOIR
FOAM
PRECLEANER
ELEMENT
COOLANT
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 59
•
Place a suitable container beneath the drain
plug and remove the cap from the overflow
reservoir.
•
Turn the drain plug counterclockwise to remove. Allow as much of the old coolant as possible to drain from the system.
WING NUT
PAPER
ELEMENT
AIR
CLEANER
BODY
Coolant is a toxic substance. Dispose of in
an environmentally safe manner. Contact
your area EPA office for proper disposal
methods and recycling center locations.
•
Reinstall the drain plug and turn clockwise until
fully tightened.
•
Turn the remote radiator cap counterclockwise
to the first stop, then push downward on the
cap and turn counterclockwise to remove.
Refer to Figure 58.
BASE SEAL
AIR
CLEANER
BASE
Figure 60
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SERVICING THE SPARK PLUGS
SERVICING THE FOAM PRECLEANER
Wash the foam precleaner every 25 hours of
operation. Wash more often when operating under
extremely dusty conditions. Replace the precleaner
if torn or otherwise damaged.
WARNING: To avoid possible injury, be
sure the engine is off and has cooled
before making any adjustments or
repairs.
Referring to Figure 60, wash the precleaner as
follows:
Check the spark plugs after every 100 hours of
operation. Replace with new plugs if necessary.
See your authorized dealer for the correct
replacement plugs.
•
Remove the knob and lift off the air cleaner
cover and the washer.
•
Remove the foam precleaner by carefully
slipping it up off the paper element.
•
•
Wash the precleaner in warm water with
detergent. Rinse the precleaner thoroughly to
remove all traces of the detergent. Squeeze out
(do not wring) excess water in a dry cloth. Allow
the precleaner to air dry.
Disconnect the spark plug wires and remove all
dirt from around the spark plug before
removing.
•
Use a spark plug wrench to remove the spark
plugs.
•
Clean carbon deposits from the electrodes
using a soft wire brush.
•
Inspect for cracked porcelain or other wear and
damage. Replace with a new spark plug if
necessary.
•
Check the gap of the spark plugs. The gap
must be .030 inch. Reset if necessary,
•
Reinstall the spark plugs in the engine and
torque to 18 ft-lbs. Connect the spark plug
wires.
•
•
Carefully slip the precleaner fully onto the
paper element.
Reinstall the air cleaner cover, washer, and
knob.
IMPORTANT: Do not apply oil to the foam
precleaner element.
SERVICING THE PAPER ELEMENT
Replace the paper air cleaner element every 300
hours or yearly, whichever comes first. Replace the
element more often if operating the tractor under
extremely dusty conditions. Refer to Figure 60.
•
Remove the knob and lift off the air cleaner
cover and the washer.
•
Remove the wing nut and lift out the paper air
cleaner element.
•
Remove the foam precleaner by carefully
slipping it off the paper element.
•
Check the paper element for excessive dirt,
paper tears, or damage to the seal on the bottom of the element. Replace a dirty or damaged
paper element. Do not use pressurized air to
clean the paper element.
•
When servicing the air cleaner, also inspect the
air cleaner base and the base seal for any type
of damage. Replace if damaged.
•
Slip the precleaner fully onto the paper element and reinstall the paper element onto the
air cleaner base. Secure with the wing nut.
•
Reinstall the air cleaner cover, washer, and
knob.
CHANGING THE FUEL FILTER
WARNING: Do not replace the fuel filter
when tractor is hot. Allow the tractor to
cool before separating the fuel lines.
The tractor is equipped with an in-line fuel filter. The
fuel filter can be accessed from underneath the
tractor along the left side of the tractor frame, just
forward of the fuel tank.
The fuel filter cannot be disassembled. Consequently you must visually inspect the filter
periodically. Inspect for a build-up of residue inside
the filter body, and for a dirty element which can be
indicated by discoloration. Replace the fuel filter
when dirty.
IMPORTANT: Properly cleaned and installed
air cleaner elements significantly contribute to
prolonging engine life.
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SECTION 6: SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Manufacturer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kawasaki
Horsepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 OHV
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liquid
Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.07 in. (78 mm)
Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.07 in. (78 mm)
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.5 cu. in. (745 ml)
Low Idle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1550 rpm
High Idle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3600 rpm
Valve Clearance (Cold)
Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .006 in. (0.15 mm)
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .006 in. (0.15 mm)
Spark Plug Gap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .030 in. (0.75 mm)
Crank Case Capacity (With Filter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1 qts. (2.0 L)
Cooling System
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pressure System, Thermostat
Bypass, Impellar Type Pump
Thermostat:
Start to Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180°F (82°C)
Fully Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205°F (96°C)
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 psi
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 qts. (3.3 L)
Electrical System
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flywheel-Coil
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Amp Regulated
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Volt / 500 cca
Starter Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solenoid Shift
Fuel System
Fuel Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 gal. (22.7 L)
Fuel Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unleaded Gasoline
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In-line
Fuel Pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electrical
Transmission
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydrostatic
Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On Demand 4WD
Transmission Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cub Cadet Hydraulic/Transmission Fluid
Transmission Capacity (Includes Hydraulics) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.5 gal. (24.6 L)
Front Axle Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cub Cadet Gear Lube-135 H.E.P.
Front Axle Capacity (Includes RH and LH Final Drives) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Shift Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hi/Lo
Forward Travel Speed
Hi Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forward — 0 to 11.0 mph
Reverse — 0 to 5.5 mph
Lo Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forward — 0 to 6.4 mph
Reverse — 0 to 3.2 mph
Differential Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foot Pedal Control
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SPECIFICATIONS
Hydraulic Lift System
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auxiliary Pump-Gear
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Position Control Lever
Pump Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 gal./min.
Maximum Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 psi
Brakes
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dry Shoe/Drum
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hand Operated Lever
Steering
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydrostatic Power
Turning Radius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 in.
Power Take-Off
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electric Clutch
Speed
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540 rpm
Mid/Front (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 rpm
Shaft Size
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.375 in. (35 mm)
Mid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 in (25.4 mm)
Horse Power at PTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Hitch System
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Three Point, Category 1
Capacity @ 24" Behind Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 950 lbs.
Maximum Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 in.
Cylinder Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single Acting
Tires
Turf
Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 x 9.5-12
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 x 12-15
Industrial
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 x 8.5
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 x 16.5
General Dimensions
Overall Length (w/o Hitch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 in.
Overall Length (w/Hitch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 in.
Overall Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 in.
Overall Height (w/o ROPS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 in.
Overall Height (w/ROPS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 in.
Wheelbase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 in.
Minimum Ground Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 in.
Weight w/ROPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1662 lbs.
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SECTION 7: OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
When purchasing your tractor, you probably had it equipped for your particular needs at that time.
You may later wish to obtain additional equipment or accessories to perform other tasks. Refer to the
chart below for a list of optional equipment and accessories currently available through your Cub
Cadet dealer.
DESCRIPTION
MODEL NUMBER
Backhoe Bucket — 8"; 12"; 16"; 18"; or 24"
Front End Loader
Front Hitch Kit
590-469-100 thru 590-473-100
590-610-100
(1)(7)
590-611-100
(3)
590-612-100
(2)
Backhoe
54" Mower Deck
590-613-100
60" Mower Deck
590-614-100
60" Front Dozer Blade
Tractor Cab
590-615-100
(4)
590-617-100
590-619-100
(5)
54" Snow Thrower
Hydraulic Valve Kit for Loader
590-620-100
Sub Frame Kit for Backhoe
Angle Kit - Front Hitch
590-621-100
590-623-100
(6)
590-624-100
PTO Kit - Front (6)
Hydraulic Valve Kit
590-625-100
60" Rear Blade
590-626-100
48" Box Blade
590-627-100
Post Hole Auger
590-628-100
60" Rotary Tiller (7)
590-660-100
(7)
590-662-100
72" Rotary Tiller
48" Rotary Cutter
(7)
590-630-100
(7)
590-631-100
60" Finish Mower
60" Landscape Rake
590-632-100
Deluxe Suspension Seat
590-491-100
Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) Sign
759-04005
Front Weight Bracket/Bumper
590-490-100
Rear Work Light
759-04007
Engine Coolant Heater
759-04003
Lock-out for Mid Mount Decks
759-04004
(1) Requires hydraulic valve kit 590-620-100
(2) Requires front end loader 590-610-100; sub frame kit 590-621-100; and choice
of available buckets 590-469-100 thru 590-473-100.
(3) Requires hydraulic valve kit 590-625-100
(4) Requires front hitch kit 590-611-100. Angle Kit, 590-623-100, optional
(5) Requires front hitch kit 590-611-100 and front PTO kit 590-624-100
(6) Requires front hitch kit 590-611-100.
(7) See TRACTOR WEIGHTING in SECTION 2: OPERATION
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LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR CUB CADET COMPACT TRACTORS
AND CUB CADET ATTACHMENTS
Proper maintenance of your Cub Cadet equipment is the owner’s responsibility. Follow the instructions in your owner’s
manual for correct lubricants and maintenance schedule. Your Cub Cadet dealer carries a complete line of genuine Cub
Cadet parts and quality lubricants and filters for your equipment’s engine, transmission, chassis and attachments.
This limited warranty covers any defect in materials or workmanship in your Cub Cadet compact tractor and Cub Cadet
attachments from the date of purchase for the first user purchaser.
COMPACT TRACTOR (less the power line) .......................... ONE YEAR OR 1500 HOURS (whichever is first)
POWER LINE:
NON-COMMERCIAL ....................................................... TWO YEARS OR 1500 HOURS (whichever is first)
COMMERCIAL ................................................................ ONE YEAR OR 1500 HOURS (whichever is first)
BATTERY................................................................................ ONE YEAR PRORATED WITH 100% REPLACEMENT
DURING THE FIRST 3 MONTHS
CUB CADET ATTACHMENTS ............................................... ONE YEAR
Commercial use is defined as either having hired operators or used for income producing purposes. In no event will we be
responsible for loss of use, loss of profit, loss of or damage to crops, inconvenience, commercial loss or other incidental or
consequential damages whatsoever.
The power line is defined as (and is limited to):
Cylinder Block
Cylinder Head
(Front) Gear Case
Oil Pan
Clutch Housing and all Parts Contained Therein
Transmission Case or Center Case
Differential Housing
Final Drive Case
Front Axle Case
Mid and Rear PTO Output Shafts
We will replace or repair any part or parts without charge through your Authorized Cub Cadet Compact Tractor Dealer.
ITEMS NOT COVERED
The warranty does not cover routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters (oil, fuel, air and hydraulic), cleaning,
tune-ups, brake and/or clutch inspection, adjustments made as part of normal maintenance, blade sharpening, set-up,
abuse, accident and normal wear. It does not cover incidental costs such as transporting your equipment to and from the
dealer, telephone charges or renting a product temporarily to replace a warranted product. Specific items not covered are:
lamp bulbs, injection nozzles, fuel injection pumps, glow plugs, strainers, fuses, brake linings, clutch facings, clutch discs,
coolant, rubber products, glass products, plastic products, packings, belts and damage caused by use in an application tor
which the product is not designed or any other misuse, neglect, incorporation or use of unsuitable attachments or parts,
unauthorized alteration, improper installation, or any causes other than defects in material or workmanship of the product.
There is no other express warranty.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
Contact your authorized Cub Cadet servicing dealer who sold you your Cub Cadet equipment. If this dealer is not
available, see the Consumer Yellow Pages under “lawn mowers” for the name of a dealer near you.
If you need further assistance in finding an authorized Cub Cadet servicing dealer, contact:
CUB CADET LLC
POST OFFICE BOX 361131
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
HOW DOES STATE LAW APPLY?
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
CHANGES
Cub Cadet LLC reserves the right to make changes in the design and other changes in its products at any time without
notice and without incurring any obligation to product previously manufactured or purchased.
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