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Cub Cadet THE TANK S7237 Operator`s manual
Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
Tank S S7237
Liquid Propane Gas
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-05599
(March 4, 2010)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Cub Cadet Commercial Zero-Turn
tractor. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent
performance when properly operated and maintained.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. We reserve
the right to change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone your local Cub Cadet dealer or contact us directly. Cub
Cadet’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website address
and mailing address can be found on this page. We want to
ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices......................................... 3 Troubleshooting..................................................... 39
Assembly & Set-Up..................................................10 Replacements..........................................................41
Controls & Features.................................................14 Attachments & Accessories................................... 43
Operation.................................................................17 Specifications.......................................................... 44
Maintenance & Adjustments................................. 24 Warranties.............................................................. 46
Service..................................................................... 35
Record Product Information
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. Pivot the seat
assembly forward to locate the model plate on the frame under
the seat. This information will be necessary, should you seek
technical support via our web site or with your local Cub Cadet
dealer.
Model Number
Serial Number
Customer Support
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.cubcadet.com
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Locate your nearest Cub Cadet Dealer at (877) 282-8684
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Write us at Cub Cadet LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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WARNING! This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed,
could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow
all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol. HEED ITS WARNING!
California Proposition 65
WARNING! Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling
DANGER! This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
General Operation
1.
7.
Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, sidewalks, bystanders and the like. Also,
avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction
which may cause discharged material to ricochet back
toward the operator.
8.
Always wear safety glasses, long pants, gloves, hearing
protection and safety shoes when operating or
maintaining this unit. Do not wear loose-fitting clothing
and do not operate the machine for more than 2 hours
without hearing protection.
9.
Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge direction
and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower
without the discharge cover or entire grass catcher in its
proper place.
10.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
cutting deck. Contact with the blade(s) can amputate
hands and feet.
To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury,
keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet
from the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
11.
A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade
contact or thrown object injuries.
12.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys, and other
foreign objects which could be picked up and thrown by
the blade(s). Thrown objects can cause serious personal
injury.
Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, or
roads and while not cutting grass.
13.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways. This machine is not intended for use on any
public roadway.
14.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
2.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
3.
Do not allow anyone to operate or maintain this machine
who has not read the manual. Never permit children under
the age of 16 to operate this machine.
4.
Do not remove any shields, guards, decals or safety devices.
If a shield, guard, decal or safety device is damaged or
does not function, repair or replace it before operating the
machine.
5.
6.
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15.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
16.
Never carry passengers.
17.
Back up slowly. Always look down and behind before and
while backing to avoid a back-over accident.
18.
Slow down before turning. Operate the machine smoothly.
Avoid erratic operation and excessive speed.
19.
Disengage blade(s), set parking brake, stop engine and wait
until the blade(s) come to a complete stop before removing
grass catcher, emptying grass, unclogging chute, removing
any grass or debris, or making any adjustments.
20.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn
off blade(s), place drive speed control pedals in neutral,
set parking brake, stop engine and remove key before
dismounting.
21.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck. This machine should not be driven up or
down ramp(s), because the machine could tip over, causing
serious personal injury. The machine must be pushed
manually on ramp(s) to load or unload properly.
22. Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
23.
Check overhead clearances carefully before driving under
low hanging tree branches, wires, door openings etc.,
where the operator may be struck or pulled from the
machine, which could result in serious injury.
35.
When operating this machine in the forward direction, do
not allow the speed control pedals to return to the neutral
position on their own. Always operate them smoothly and
avoid any sudden movements of the pedals when starting
or stopping.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over
accidents which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you
feel uneasy on it, do not mow it or operate the machine on it.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this
manual to measure slopes before operating this machine on
a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 20 degrees as
shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this machine on that
area or serious injury could result.
Do:
1.
Mow across slopes, not up and down. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
24.
Disengage all attachment clutches, move the speed control
pedals to the neutral position and set the parking brake to
the ‘on’ position before attempting to start the engine.
2.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
25.
Do not attempt to mow through unusually tall, dry grass
(e.g., pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Dry grass or leaves may
contact the engine exhaust and/or build up on the mower
deck presenting a potential fire hazard.
3.
26.
Never attempt to operate the traction unit without the
mowing deck attached.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed so that you
will not have to stop while on the slope. Avoid starting
or stopping on a slope. If the tires are unable to maintain
traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly and
carefully straight down the slope.
27.
Keep the machine and especially the engine/pump and
hydraulic components clean and free of grease, grass and
leaves to reduce the potential for over heating and fire.
4.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
5.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine.
6.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do
not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Rapid
acceleration or deceleration could cause the front of the
machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards, which
could cause serious injury.
28. Use only accessories and attachments approved for this
machine by the machine manufacturer. Read, understand
and follow all instructions provided with the approved
accessory or attachment.
29.
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34. When looking for oil leaks, never run your hand over
hydraulic hoses, lines or fittings. Never tighten or adjust
hydraulic hoses, lines or fittings while the system is under
pressure. If high-pressure oil penetrates the skin, the oil
must be removed within a few hours by a doctor familiar
with this form of injury or gangrene may result. Do not
check for hydraulic leaks with any part of the body.
Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are
involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related
injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability
to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves and others from serious injury.
Do Not:
1.
30.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgment. Contact your customer service
representative for assistance.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then turn slowly
uphill and use extra care while turning.
2.
31.
Do not operate or start machines if there are fuel or oil
leaks or spillage. Clean it up.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, embankments or
bodies of water such as ponds, lakes, rivers, etc. The mower
could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a
cliff, ditch, or if an edge caves in.
32.
Do not stop or park machine over dry leaves, grass, debris,
etc. that could be combustible.
3.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on
the ground.
33.
Do not operate machines that have been damaged or have
not been properly maintained. If the machine has been
damaged, then have it repaired.
4.
Do not use a grass catcher on slopes steeper than 15
degrees.
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5.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
6.
Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments (e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller, etc.) on slopes greater than 5
degrees. When going down hill, the extra weight tends
to push the tractor and may cause you to loose control
(e.g. tractor may speed up, braking and steering ability are
reduced, attachment may jack-knife and cause tractor to
overturn).
Children
1.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children under 16 years of age. Children are
often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
They do not understand the dangers. Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
2.
Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
To avoid back-over accidents, always look behind
and down for small children.
Never carry children, even with the blade(s) shut off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
Use extreme care when approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees or other objects that may
block your vision of a child who may run into the
path of the machine.
Keep children away from hot or running engines.
They can suffer burns from a hot muffler.
Remove key when machine is unattended to prevent unauthorized operation.
Transporting Machines
1.
Consult the National Fire Protection Association code 58
(NFPA – 58) for safe storage and handling of LPG
2.
The owner/operator is responsible for transporting the LPG
cylinder(s) in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.
3.
Ensure that the LPG cylinders are properly secured and
positioned whereby damage cannot occur to the cylinders
and valves during transportation. Make sure the LPG tank
valves are turned “OFF” for transport.
4.
Machines operated on public roads must comply with state
& local ordinances, SAE J137, and ANSI/ASABE S279.
5.
Use care when loading or unloading machines onto trailers
and trucks.
6.
If ramps are used, they must be full width, and secured to
the trailer or truck.
7.
Machines must be secured onto trailers and trucks with
straps, chains, cables, ropes, or other means deemed
adequate for that purpose. The front and rear of the
machines must be secured to the trailer or truck in both the
lateral and vertical directions.
Operator Protective System (OPS)
1.
2.
Never allow children under 16 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 16 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and should be trained and supervised
by an adult.
Towing
1.
This machine is equipped with an Operator Protective
System (OPS), which includes:
a.
A Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or Operator
Protective Device (OPD) of the fixed or folding
configuration.
b.
Seat belt assembly with retractable function.
ROPS and OPDs are structures designed to provide a crushresistant space for the operator when properly seat-belted
within the designated seating area of the machine in the
event of a machine tip-over or roll-over. Folding ROPS
and OPDs shall be used in their fully upright and locked
configurations except in those circumstances whereby they
need to be momentarily folded-down to avoid contact with
items such as tree limbs, clothes lines, guy wires, buildings,
etc. At other times and conditions, ROPS and OPDs shall be
in their fully upright and locked configurations.
DANGER! Damaged ROPS and OPDs must be
Do not tow heavy tow-behind attachments (e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller, etc.) on slopes greater than 5
degrees.
2.
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for
towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
3.
Follow the manufacturers recommendation for weight
limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
4.
Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
5.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause
loss of traction and loss of control.
6.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
7.
Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill.
replaced prior to operator use!
3.
Seat belts shall be used and shall be properly fastened
about the operator’s waist at all times, except when the
ROPS or OPDs are:
a.
Not properly installed and/or not properly secured
onto the machine.
b.
Damaged in such manner that their structural
integrity has been compromised.
c.
Not in their fully upright and locked position.
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4.
Seat belts are attached to the movable portion of the seat
when suspension seats are utilized, and therefore the seatmounting base must be secured to its pivot means and the
pivot means latched to the frame of the machine. Seat belts
are attached to the seat or the frame of the machine when
non-suspension (standard) seats are provided, however, if
a suspension kit is added to a seat, the seat belt must be
attached to the movable portion of the seat or suspension
mechanism, the seat-mounting base must be secured to its
pivot means, and the pivot means be latched to the frame
of the machine.
DANGER! If ROPS and OPDs are folded down or
missing, seat belts shall not be fastened. Worn or
damaged seat belt assemblies must be replaced
prior to operator use.
5.
6.
The ROPS and seat belt are integral parts of this machine
and should not be tampered with, modified in any manner,
or removed.
7.
The ROPS extends above and behind the operator position,
and therefore the operator must be aware of potential
contact of the ROPS with items such as trees, buildings,
doorways, clothes lines, utility wires, etc., that could cause
the machine to upset or rollover. Use caution in (or avoid)
areas where the ROPS could come in contact with any
structures, trees, etc.
8.
9.
10.
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Brush Guards and canopies can afford additional
protection for the operator. The Brush Guard can deflect
tree limbs, clothes lines, and other obstacles that otherwise
could come in contact with the ROPS and OPDs. Contact
of ROPS and OPDs by items such as tree limbs, clothes
lines, guy wires, and buildings, could create hazardous
conditions whereby the machine could experience a tipover or roll-over. The canopy can provide protection for
the operator from some environmental exposure (sunlight,
rain, etc.). Work lights may be available.
The ROPS and seat belt add additional mass that elevates
the machine’s Center of Gravity (C.G.) which negatively
affects the machine’s stability and traction. Use extra
caution when operating on slopes.
Inspect the ROPS and seat belt assemblies on a regular
basis for damage and improper operation. Replace all
components that are damaged or are not functioning
properly with authorized replacement parts.
Failure to use the seat belt properly could result in serious
injury or death if an accidental overturn occurs. In order
for the ROPS to be effective, the seat belt must be securely
fastened around the operator at all times when the
operator is on the machine. Contact with the ROPS during
an overturn could cause serious injury or death.
Hydraulic Devices and Systems
Hydraulic fluid escaping under pressure may have sufficient force
to penetrate skin and to cause serious injury. If foreign fluid is
injected into the skin, it must be surgically removed within a few
hours by a doctor familiar with this form of injury, or gangrene
may result.
Warning! Keep body and hands away from
pinholes or nozzles that could eject hydraulic fluid
under high pressure. Use paper or cardboard, not
hands, to search for leaks!
Safely relieve all pressure in the system before performing any
work on the system, and make sure that:
•
The ignition switch is OFF
•
The key is removed
•
The engine spark plug wire(s) removed
•
All connections to the negative terminal of the battery are
removed
•
The park brake is set
•
All by-pass valves, if so equipped, are open
•
Hydraulic controls are actuated to release pressure on
pumps, cylinders, etc. If “float” positions are available, they
should be used.
After the above operations are completed, it should be safe to
begin disconnecting the lines or components. It is still a good
idea to cover the connection with a cloth shield and then gently
loosen connections.
Warning! Make sure all hydraulic fluid
connections are tight and all hydraulic hoses and
lines are in good condition before applying pressure
to the system.
Service
Related to Fuel
DANGER! Never have the mower near an open
flame or spark, or allow smoking when refueling the
system. Always handle LPG cylinders with care.
LPG is a safe but highly flammable fuel.
1.
Always handle LPG with care. LPG is a safe but highly
flammable fuel. Please respect it.
2.
LPG causes skin burns on contact. Aviod contact and wear
appropriate clothing, gloves and eyewear.
3.
If you smell or see gas, or hear the hiss of escaping gas,
immediately get away from the cylinder and contact your
local fire department.
11.
The ROPS will not prevent the machine from upsets or roll
overs.
4.
Do not smoke or permit others to smoke while handling
LPG.
12.
Only approved attachments should be used on this
machine.
5.
Always close the valves on the cylinders when not in use.
6.
Use only cylinders that meet code #49 of the federal
regulation #173.34.
7.
Use LPG classified HD-5 by National Gas Processors
Association (NGPA).
8.
Never attempt to remove an LPG cylinder while the mower
is running.
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9.
Cylinders must be filled by trained personnel only.
10.
Store cylinders in well ventilated and unoccupied buildings
away from sparks and flames.
11.
Always shut off the engine and permit it to cool before
removing the fuel line and/or the LPG cylinder.
12.
When removing and/or replacing fuel lines on the LPG
tanks, make sure that the nozzles are free of any debris
that might clog or damage the nozzle. Debris in the nozzle
or damage to the nozzle may cause a failure of the check
valve, which may compromise the seal and become a fire
hazard.
General Service
11.
Grass catcher components and the discharge cover are
subject to wear and damage which could expose moving
parts or allow objects to be thrown. For safety protection,
frequently check components and replace immediately
with original equipment manufacturer’s (O.E.M.) parts only,
listed in this manual. Use of parts which do not meet the
original equipment specifications may lead to improper
performance and compromise safety!
12.
Do not change the engine governor settings or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
13.
Do not tamper with or adjust the regulator since the
LPG system and the engine warranty will be voided and
the exhaust emissions compromised — this could result
damage to the engine and exhaust system with possible
fines imposed by the EPA or CARB. The regulator is factory
set to provide optimal performance in regard to power and
emissions.
14.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
15.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
DANGER! Never modify or tamper with the
cylinder, hoses, check valves, shut-off valve, or
regulator as this could result in poor system
performance, leakage, and a fire hazard.
1.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless,
and deadly gas.
2.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain the
blade(s) and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wires and remove the key from the ignition to
prevent unintended starting.
3.
Periodically check to make sure the blades come to
complete stop within approximately (7) seven seconds
after operating the blade disengagement control. If
the blades do not stop within the this time frame, your
machine should be serviced.
4.
Regularly check the safety interlock system for proper
function, as described later in this manual. If the safety
interlock system does not function properly, have your
machine serviced.
5.
Check the blade(s) and engine mounting bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade(s)
for damage (e.g., excessive wear, bent, cracked). Replace
the blade(s) with the original equipment manufacturer’s
(O.E.M.) blade(s) only, listed in this manual. “Use of parts
which do not meet the original equipment specifications
may lead to improper performance and compromise
safety!”
6.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves,
and use extra caution when servicing them.
7.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
8.
Never tamper with the safety interlock system or other
safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
9.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the engine.
Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage. Repair
the damage before starting and operating.
10.
Never attempt to make adjustments or repairs to the
machine while the engine is running.
Do not modify engine
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
Notice Regarding Emissions
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline and LPG,
and may include the following emission control systems: Engine
Modification (EM) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Spark Arrestor
Warning! This machine is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and should not be used
on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s
exhaust system is equipped with a spark 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.
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Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the cutting deck. Contact with the
blade(s) can amputate hands and feet.
WARNING—THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can cause serious personal injury.
WARNING—THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can cause serious personal injury.
BYSTANDERS
Keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet from the machine while it is in
operation.
WARNING— SLOPE OPERATION
Do not operate this machine on a slope greater than 15 degrees.
MAX
DANGER — ROTATING BLADES
To reduce the risk of injury, keep hands and feet away. Do not operate unless discharge cover
or grass catcher is in its proper place. If damaged, replace immediately.
CAUTION/DANGER — OVERFILLING IS HAZARDOUS/FLAMMABLE GAS & LIQUID
This cylinder is designed to contain a liquified petroleum gas under pressure that is
highly flammable, operating & servicing of this cylinder must be conducted by persons
properly trained & qualified in accordance with local, state, federal or provincial jurisdiction
requirements.
Warning! Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and
follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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WARNING! Do not operate your TANK S Zero-Turn tractor on such slopes. Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 20
degrees (a rise of approximately 3 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury.
Operate TANK S zero turn tractors across the face of slopes rather than up and down. Begin with the first pass across the bottom
of the slope and turn uphill at the end of each pass whenever possible.
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Crate
•
One Zero-Turn Tractor
•
•
One Engine Operator’s Manual
One Zero-Turn Tractor Operator’s
Manual
•
One Deck Wash Hose Coupler
Tractor Preparation
Install Roll Over Protective System (ROPS)
Remove the upper crating material from the shipping pallet, and
cut any bands or tie straps securing the tractor to the pallet.
The Roll Over Protective System (ROPS) has not been installed
on your unit for shipping purposes. Using the hardware found in
the Roll Over Protective System container, install it on your unit
as follows:
Use the lift handle to raise the deck to its highest position.
Engage the transmission bypass valves on each side of the
tractor; then carefully roll the tractor off the shipping pallet.
The transmission bypass valves (one for each the RH and LH
transmission) are located just in front of the engine. Disengage
the bypass valves. See Fig. 3-1.
1.
Insert each of the lower section ROPS tubular “posts into
the brackets welded to the unit main frame. See Fig. 3-2.
ROPS Posts
Carriage
Bolt
Flange
Lock Nut
Bypass Valve
Frame Brackets
Left Side Pump
Figure 3-2
NOTE: The ROPS pivot holes should be positioned toward
the rear of the unit. See Fig. 3-2.
Figure 3-1
NOTE: When closing dump valves, finger tighten and snug with
wrench, only. Valve seat could be damaged if overtightened.
2.
Remove the deck wash system nozzle adapter from the manual
bag and store for future use. Cut the wire tie holding the chute
deflector up and discard any packing material.
NOTE: The mounting hardware is accessible from the rear
of the machine with the use of extensions. Also, access can
be gained by reaching in from the sides over the tires and
under the fuel tanks.
3.
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Insert the carriage bolts (1⁄2-13 x 3.25) (one per side) from
the front toward the rear. See Fig. 3-2. Alternately from the
rear toward the front if access is restricted.
Three holes are provided on each side. Use the Upper hole
and one of the other two remaining holes that is easily
accessible. Install the flange lock nuts, but do not tighten.
See Fig. 3-2.
4.
Install the upper ROPS section onto the lower ROPS “posts”.
Install the (1⁄2-13 x 3.25) HHCS bolts, nuts and washers. See
Fig. 3-3.
8.
Move the upper ROPS section to the upright position, and
insert the locking pins with their retainer hairpin clips. See
Fig. 3-5.
Hex Bolts
Washers
Hairpin
Clips
Locking Pin
Nuts
Lower ROPS Posts
Figure 3-5
Figure 3-3
5.
Tighten Upper ROPS section bolts after both RH & LH
hardware is installed.
6.
Tighten the frame mounting hardware to 80-90 lb.-ft.
torque. See Fig. 3-2.
NOTE: Make sure tubular upright posts are absolutely tight
within welded bracket.
7.
Insert rubber plugs into each side of the upper ROPS. See
Fig. 3-4.
Position Steering Wheel
The steering wheel of the tractor has been left off for shipping
purposes. Using the hardware found in the manual bag, the
steering wheel must be secured to operate the tractor. To install
the steering wheel for operation, proceed as follows:
1.
Slide steering wheel over the steering shaft. See Fig. 3-6.
Steering
Shaft
Steering
Wheel
Rubber Plug
Steering
Wheel
Cover
Washer
Hex Nut
Figure 3-6
Figure 3-4
2.
Slide washer over steering shaft and secure using hex nut.
3.
Snap steering wheel cover onto steering wheel.
Section 2 — Assembly & Set-Up
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2.
Initial LPG Tank Fill-Up
NOTE: The vapor withdrawal service valve of the Aluminum
Outdoor Equipment Propane Cylinder is fitted with left-hand
threaded safety coupler. Typical forklift cylinders withdraw liquid
propane and have right-handed safety couplers. The different
safety couplers prevent users from installing cylinders on the
wrong equipment.
When the tank is in place, secure it by locking down the
straps (A). See Fig. 3-8.
The LPG tank is shipped separately and will need to be purged
before the initial fill-up.
A
It is important to properly purge new propane cylinders before
the first fill. The authorized LP-Gas filler should follow proper
purge guidelines outlined in NPGA Bulletin #133.89(a).
A
Once properly purged, fill the cylinder through the fill valve with
Overfill Prevention Device (OPD) in accordance with section 7.4
of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, NFPA 58-2008.
C
B
Installing the LPG Tank
1.
Open the straps and carefully place the LPG tank into the
straps with the cylinder valve guard towards the front of
the unit. Be sure that the alignment pin fits into the slot on
the bottom of the cylinder valve guard. See Fig. 3-7.
Figure 3-8
3.
Cylinder Valve Guard
Install the regulator hose on the LPG tank fuel valve (B) and
secure it by twisting it counter-clockwise(C). See Fig. 3-8.
NOTE: The hose has left-handed threads to prevent
improper usage.
Steering Wheel
To adjust the distance of the steering wheel column to the
operator’s seat:
1.
Pull the adjustment lock lever back toward the operator’s
position to loosen the column. See Fig. 3-9.
Slot
Tighten
Alignment Pin
Figure 3-7
Loosen
Figure 3-9
2.
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Place the column in the desired position and then lock it
into place by turning the adjustment lock lever towards the
front of the tractor until secure.
To adjust the tilt of the steering wheel:
Suspension Seat
1.
This tractor is equipped with an adjustable suspension seat
system, which includes a seat with retractable seat belt assembly,
a low profile mechanical suspension, and an Operator Presence
Sensor (OPS). The OPS in the form of a switch, is integrated into
the seat bottom and is connected to the machine electrical
system.
Pull back on the adjustment lock lever to loosen the
steering wheel tilt. See Fig. 3-10.
The seat has several adjustments to meet the individual needs of
the operator. Refer to Fig. 3-11 for the following adjustments.
Loosen
Tighten
Seat Adjustment
Lever
Lumbar
Support
Knob
Figure 3-10
2.
Place the steering wheel in the desired angle and lock into
place by pushing the adjustment lock lever forward until
the steering wheel is secure.
Mechanical Suspension
Mechanism
Proper steering column and seat adjustment will result in the
following (to adjust the seat see Suspension Seat below):
In the neutral position with hands on the steering wheel,
•
Operator’s upper arms should be relaxed and
approximately vertical.
•
Operator’s forearms should be approximately horizontal.
•
Operator’s back should stay in contact with the seat back.
•
Steering column should not contact operator’s legs.
Check the results of any adjustments to the conditions described
above. Repeat any adjustment procedures as required until all
conditions are met.
Arm Rest
Adjustments
Figure 3-11
Seat Position
1.
To adjust the position of the seat, pull forward and hold the
seat adjustment lever. Slide the seat forward or rearward
to the desired position; then release the adjustment lever.
Make sure seat is locked into position before operating the
tractor.
Arm Rests
1.
To adjust to the arm rest rotate the roller bearing, singlelocking knob on the bottom of the arm. The angle of the
arm can move up or down.
Mechanical Suspension Mechanism
1.
To adjust the mechanical suspension mechanism, there
is a lever on the front of the seat with an orange colored
indicator arrow and guage.
2.
Sit down in the operator’s position and look down at the
center of the seat, flip the lever out towards the right and
pull upward on the fold-out lever and “pump up” to increase
seat load capacity and firmness. Push the lever downward
to reduce the firmness and load capacity. Just center the
orange-colored indicator on the guage to achieve your
exact weight setting.
Lumbar Support
1.
The knob on the back left of the operator’s seat can change
the lumbar support from the top portion of the seat, to the
lower portion and off. Rotate the knob to set the support to
the desired area.
Section 2 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Connecting the Battery Cables
California Proposition 65 Warning:
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Remove the strap or any other device securing the mower deck
dischage chute during shipping. The discharge chute is a springloaded device that must be down for proper and safe operation.
Caution: When attaching battery cables, always
connect the POSITIVE (Red) wire to its terminal first,
followed by the NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
The tires are over-inflated during shipping to set the bead lock,
so they must be adjusted.
For shipping reasons, both battery cables on your equipment
may have been left disconnected from the terminals at the
factory. To connect the battery cables, proceed as follows:
1.
Using the lever on the back of the seat frame, lift up on the
lever and tilt the seat forward.
NOTE: The positive battery terminal is marked Pos. (+). The
negative battery terminal is marked Neg. (–).
NOTE: If the positive battery cable is already attached, skip
ahead to step 2.
2.
Remove the plastic cover, if present, from the positive
battery terminal and attach the red cable to the positive
battery terminal (+) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-12.
Figure 3-12
3.
Remove the plastic cover, if present, from the negative
battery terminal and attach the black cable to the negative
battery terminal (–) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-12.
4.
Position the red rubber boot over the positive battery
terminal to help protect it from corrosion.
NOTE: If the battery is put into service after the date shown
on top/side of battery, charge the battery as instructed in the
Maintenance section your Operator’s Manual prior to operating
the tractor.
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Discharge Chute
Section 2— Assembly & Set-Up
Tires
Inflation Pressure
•
Traction Tires — 20 psi max, 10-12 psi recommended
•
Front Wheel — 25 psi max, 20-25 psi recommended
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Controls & Features
Roll-Over
Protection
System
Relief
Valve
Power
Implement
Lift
Valve
Fuel
Valve
Cup Holder
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
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BRAKE
Fuel
Gauge
PUSH TO LOCK, PUSH
TO RELEASE
Fill
IMPLEMENT LIFT
PUSH TO STOP
• READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL, BEFORE USING THE MACHINE.
• GO ACROSS, NOT UP AND DOWN SLOPES.
• IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP BLADES AND BACK DOWN SLOWLY.
• AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
• DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND.
• NEVER CARRY CHILDREN EVEN WITH BLADES OFF.
• KEEP SAFETY DEVICES (GUARDS, SHIELDS, SWITCHES, ETC.)
IN PLACE AND WORKING.
• LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING.
• REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE THROWN BY THE BLADES.
• DO NOT OPERATE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP OR TIP.
• KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS.
• BE SURE BLADES AND ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE PLACING HANDS
OR FEET NEAR BLADES.
• BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR POSITION, DISENGAGE BLADES, LET SPEED PEDAL
RETURN TO NEUTRAL, ENGAGE PARKING BRAKE, SHUT OFF AND REMOVE KEY.
• WHEN USING THE OPTIONAL GRASS BAGGING ATTACHMENT, THE FRONT
COUNTER WEIGHT INCLUDED WITH BAGGER MUST BE INSTALLED.
• DO NOT ADD FUEL WHILE THE ENGINE IS HOT OR RUNNING.
• STOP ENGINE, DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG(S) BEFORE ADJUSTING OR
SERVICING.
• SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION ON SLOPES, 15º DEGREES MAX.
F
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Brake Pedal/
Parking Brake
PTO Switch
REVERSE
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THIS MACHINE IS EQUIPPED WITH A ROLL
OVER PROTECTIVE SYSTEM (ROPS)
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
• To START, PARK BRAKE must be set, push down to latch.
• P.T.O. switch in OFF (down) position.
• Foot pedals in NEUTRAL.
• Throttle set properly, CHOKE position if "cold".
• Turn key to ON, then START, release when engine runs.
SLOW
FAST
OFF
FORWARD
F
Ignition
Switch
START
RUN
Tachometer/
Hour Meter
• SECURELY FASTEN
YOUR SEAT BELT
B EFORE USE.
• ALWAYS WEAR THE
SEAT BELT WHEN THE
ROPS IS LOCKED IN
PLACE UPRIGHT.
• DO NOT WEAR SEAT BELT WHEN ROPS IS DOWN, I.E. NOT
L OCKED UPRIGHT.
• DO NOT MODIFY, REPAIR, OR REMOVE ANY ROPS
COMPONENTS INCLUDING SEAT BELTS.
• WHERE POSSIBLE, AVOID OPERATING THE MACHINE NEAR
DITCHES, EMBANKMENTS, AND HOLES.
• REDUCE SPEED WHEN
T URNING, OPERATING
ON SLOPES, AND ON
ROUGH, SLICK, OR
M UDDY SURFACES.
• STAY OFF SLOPES
T OO STEEP FOR
SAFE OPERATION.
• WATCH WHERE YOU ARE GOING, ESPECIA L LY ON SLOPES, WHEN
T URNING, AND MANEUVERING AROUND OR UNDERNE ATH OBSTACLES
Throttle Control
Deck Height
Index
Forward Speed
Control Pedal
Reverse Speed
Control Pedal
Figure 4-1
NOTE: References to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR indicate that
Power Implement Lift
position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the
operator’s seat.
The power implement lift is located on the LH console to the left
of the operator’s seat, and is used to raise and lower the mower
Deck Height Index
deck.
To raise the mowing deck to the transport position, place the
clevis pin on the deck height index in the furthest hole from
you and secure with the cotter pin and then use the power
implement lift. To lower the deck, remove the clevis pin and
reinsert it in the desired cutting height and secure with cotter pin
and then use the power implement lift.
The deck height index consists of several holes located on the
front/right of the foot platform. Each hole corresponds to a 1⁄4”
change in the deck height position ranging from 1” at the lowest
notch to 5” at the highest notch.
Seat Adjustment Levers (Not Shown)
The levers allow for adjustment of the operator’s seat. Refer to
the Assembly & Set-Up section for instructions on adjusting the
seat.
Cup Holder
The cup holder is located toward the rear of the LH console to
the left of the operator’s seat.
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Speed Control Pedals
Digital Tachometer and Hour Meter
The speed control pedals are located on the right side of the
traction unit. The speed control pedals must be in the neutral
position to start the tractor engine.
Pushing the forward pedal causes the mower to move forward.
Pushing the reverse pedal causes the mower to move backward.
Consequently, these pedals control all of the movements of the
tractor. Driving and steering utilizing these control pedals is quite
different from conventional tractors, and will take some practice
to master. Refer to the Operation section for instructions on
using the speed control pedals.
Ignition Switch
OFF
The ignition switch is located on the RH console to
the right of the operator’s seat. The ignition switch
has three positions as follows:
RUN
START
OFF — The engine and electrical system is turned
off.
RUN — The tractor electrical system is energized.
START — The starter motor will turn over the engine. Release the
key immediately when the engine starts
NOTE: To prevent accidental starting and/or battery discharge,
remove the key from the ignition switch when the tractor is not
in use.
PTO (Power Take-Off) Switch
The PTO switch is located on the RH console
to the right of the operator’s seat next to the
ignition switch.
The fuel valve is located on the front of the LPG tanks. When
turned in a clockwise direction until it stops, it will shut off the
flow of fuel to the engine. When turned in a counter-clockwise
direction it will open and allow fuel to flow to the engine.
Fuel Gauge
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The throttle control is located on the RH console to the right
of the operator’s seat. When set in a given position, a uniform
engine speed will be maintained. The trottle control moves
and slow
positions.
between the fast
Parking Brake
Fuel Valve
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Throttle Control
Pull the throttle control handle rearward to decrease the engine
speed.
The PTO switch must be in the “disengaged”
position when starting the engine.
E
The tachometer/hour meter is activated all the time, but does
not consume power form the battery. Keep a record of the actual
hours of operation to assure all maintenance procedures are
completed according to the instructions in this manual and the
engine manual.
Push the throttle control handle forward to increase the engine
speed. The tractor is designed to operate with the throttle
control in the fast position
(full throttle) when the tractor is
being driven and the mower deck is engaged.
The PTO switch operates the electric PTO
clutch mounted on the bottom of the engine
crankshaft. Pull the switch knob upward to
engage the PTO clutch, or push the knob
downward to disengage the clutch.
Located on the front of the LPG
tanks, the fuel gauge measures the
fuel level in each tank.
The tachometer/hour meter panel is located on the RH console
to the right of the operator’s seat. The hour meter records the
hours that the tractor has been operated in the digital display.
The tachometer provides engine speed (RPM), and service
reminders (oil, lube) in the digital display.
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The parking brake is located on the left side of
the tractor and to the left side of the brake pedal.
Push the parking brake and brake pedal down
at the same time until it latches to engage the
parking brake. Push the pedal downward and
release to disengage the parking brake.
BRAKE
NOTE: If the speed control pedals are not in the
neutral position when engaging the parking
brake, the engine will stop. The parking brake must be placed in
the engaged position when starting the tractor engine.
Transmission Bypass Valves (Not Shown)
The transmission bypass valves (one for each the RH and LH
transmission) are located just in front of the engine and just
behind the seat.
When engaged, the two valves open a bypass within the
hydrostatic transmissions, which allows the tractor to be pushed
short distances by hand. Refer to the Maintenance & Adjustments
section for instructions on using the bypass feature.
Caution: Never tow your tractor. Towing the
tractor with the rear wheels on the ground may
cause severe damage to the transmissions.
Roll Over Protection System (ROPS)
The roll-over protection system is an integral part of you zeroturn tractor. It is designed to create a crush-resistant space for
the operator in the event of a roll-over.
DANGER! The Roll Over Protection System should
not be tampered with, modified or removed. If the
system is damaged, it must be replaced prior to
operator use. Failure to us the Roll Over Protection
System and seat belt properly could result in serious
injury or death.
Front Skirts
The front skirts are located on the front of the deck
and help lift the grass for precision cutting or can be
raised to allow for the cutting of large volumes of
grass. See the Maintenance & Adjustments section for
more information on adjusting the front skirt.
Section 4 — Controls & Features
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5
Operation
General Safety
•
RECEIVE INSTRUCTION — Entirely read this operator’s
manual. Learn to operate this machine SAFELY. Do not risk
INJURY or DEATH. Allow only those who have become
competent in its usage to operate this tractor.
•
Before starting the engine or beginning operation, be
familiar with the controls. The operator should be in the
operator’s seat. The PTO switch must be in the disengaged
position, the speed control pedals moved to the neutral
position and the parking brake engaged.
•
Keep all shields in place. Keep away from moving parts.
•
NO RIDERS! Keep all people and pets a safe distance away.
Look behind and down to both sides of the tractor before
and while backing up.
If you hit a solid object while mowing, turn off the PTO,
place the speed control pedals in the neutral position,
move the throttle to slow, set the parking brake, shut off
the engine, and take the key from the ignition switch.
Inspect for damage. Repair the damage. Make sure the
blades are in good condition and that the blade bolts are
tight before restarting the engine.
•
Do not stop the tractor or park the tractor over
combustible materials such as dry grass, leaves, debris, etc.
•
Keep the mower and especially the engine and hydraulic
components clean and free of grease, grass, and leaves to
reduce the chance of fire and permit proper cooling.
Before Operating Your Tractor
1.
Before you operate the tractor, study this manual carefully
to familiarize yourself with the operation of all the
instruments and controls. It has been prepared to heLPG
you operate and maintain your tractor efficiently.
2.
Use only cylinders that meet code #49 of the federal
regulation #173.34.
Avoid slopes where possible. Never operate on slopes
greater than 20°. Slopes with a greater incline present
dangerous operating conditions. Tractors can be rolled
over. Always mow across slopes, never up and down
the slope. Avoid turning downhill if possible, start at the
bottom and work up to the top. Use extra care and go
slowly when turning downhill.
3.
Use LPG classified HD-5 by National Gas Processors
Association (NGPA).
4.
Check the engine oil level. Pull out the oil dipstick, wipe it
off and reinsert it. Pull it out again and read the oil level. If
it is below the operating range, add oil through the fill tube
using a funnel to bring it up to the top of the operating
range.
•
Before leaving the operator’s seat: Shut off the PTO, move
the speed control pedals to the neutral position, engage
the parking brake, shut off the engine and remove the
ignition key. Wait for all movement to stop before servicing
or cleaning.
5.
•
When operating this mower, in the forward direction, do
not allow the speed control pedals to return to neutral on
their own. Operate the speed control pedals smoothly and
avoid any sudden movements of the pedals when starting
and stopping.
Check the hydraulic oil level. The hydraulic oil tank is
located beneath the operator’s seat. Always wipe off the
area around the oil tank fill neck before checking the oil
level to prevent dirt from contaminating the oil. Remove
the cap and make sure the oil level is a 1/4” below the oil
tank fill neck. If the oil level is low, fill with Shell Rimula
15W40 or equivalent oil. Equivalent oil should meet GM
Allison C-4.
6.
Check the tire inflation pressures - 10-12 psi for the rear
tires, 20-25 psi front tires.
•
•
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•
DO NOT direct the mower discharge at people. Never
walk or stand on the discharge side of the mower when
the engine is running. Turn off the PTO if another person
approaches while you are operating the mower.
•
Be careful when operating near gravel paths and roadways.
Stop the blades and tractor motion and wait for vehicles to
pass before operating along the road.
•
Do not operate the tractor with the mower deck removed.
Removal of the deck will change the balance of the tractor,
and could contribute to a tractor rollover.
•
Avoid operation on traction surfaces that are unstable; use
extreme caution if the surface is slippery. Always remove
debris and other objects from the area to be mowed debris and loose grass will reduce traction.
•
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
•
Watch for holes, sprinkler heads, and other hidden hazards.
•
Avoid driving too close to trees, creeks, ponds, lakes, rivers,
ditches, sand traps, and other obstacles.
•
Slow down before turning and come to a complete stop
before any zero turn maneuver.
NOTE: New tires are overinflated in order to properly seat
the bead to the rim.
7.
Check that all nuts, bolts and screws are tight.
8.
Check the tension of the deck drive belts.
a.
Remove the deck cover
b.
The tension of the deck drive belts are maintained
by a spring mechanism that adjusts for wear and
stretch.
c.
Examine the belts for cuts, fraying, and excessive
wear. Replace if any of these are detected.
5.
Set the throttle in the slow position (slightly faster for cold
temperatures).
d.
Replace the deck cover.
6.
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 15 seconds
at a time. If the engine does not start within this time, turn
the key to “OFF” and wait at least 30 seconds to allow the
engine’s starter motor to cool.
9.
Check if deck is level. When correctly adjusted the mower
deck should be level side to side, and the front of the deck
should be approximately 1⁄4” lower than the rear of deck.
If deck needs to be leveled, refer to the Maintenance &
Adjustments section.
10.
Lubricate all pivot points listed in the Maintenance &
Adjustments section.
11.
Adjust the seat for operator’s maximum comfort, visibility
and for maintaining complete control of the tractor. Refer
to the Assembly & Set-Up section for instructions on
adjusting the seat.
Cold Weather Starting
When starting the engine at temperatures near or below
freezing, ensure the correct viscosity motor oil is used in the
engine and the battery is fully charged. Start the engine as
follows:
1.
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 speed control pedals are in
the neutral position, the parking brake is engaged, and the
PTO is disengaged.
•
To avoid sudden movement when disengaging the parking
brake, the safety interlock system will shut off the engine
if the speed control pedals are moved to a position other
than the neutral position when the parking brake is
engaged.
•
•
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 engaged, regardless
of whether the parking brake is engaged.
NOTE: Battery should provide 11.0 VDC during cranking
for shut-off valve to function correctly. This also provides
desired engine cranking speed.
2.
Set the throttle slightly faster than the slow position.
3.
Crank engine for about 5 seconds and stop.
4.
Wait about 10 seconds, then crank for 15 seconds or until it
starts running.
5.
Repeat if necessary.
Using Jumper Cables To Start 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.
If the battery charge is not sufficient to crank the engine,
recharge the battery. If a battery charger is unavailable and
the tractor must be started, the aid of a booster battery will be
necessary. Connect the booster battery as follows:
1.
Connect the end of one cable to the disabled tractor
battery’s positive terminal; then connect the other end of
that cable to the booster battery’s positive terminal.
2.
Connect one end of the other cable to the booster
battery’s negative terminal; then connect the other end of
that cable to the frame of the disabled tractor, as far from
the battery as possible.
3.
Start the disabled tractor following the normal starting
instructions previously provided; then disconnect
the jumper cables in the exact reverse order of their
connection.
4.
Have the tractor’s electrical system checked and repaired
as soon as possible to eliminate the need for jump starting.
NOTE: The PTO switch must be moved to the “OFF”
position to restart the engine.
Starting the Engine
Warning! This tractor is equipped with a safety
interlock system designed for the protection of the
operator. Do not operate the tractor if any part of
the interlock system is malfunctioning. Periodically
check the functions of the interlock system for
proper operation.
Warning! For personal safety, the operator must
be sitting in the tractor seat when starting the
engine.
1.
Open the fuel supply valve.
2.
Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat with the speed
control pedals in the neutral/start position.
3.
Engage the parking brake.
4.
Make certain the PTO switch is in the disengaged (down)
position.
Be sure the battery is in good condition. A warm battery
has much more starting capacity than a cold battery.
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Stopping the Engine
4.
Adjust the operator’s seat to the most comfortable
position that allows you to operate the controls. See seat
adjustment in the Assembly & Set-Up section.
5.
Swing the steering column inward and lock with the
adjustable ratchet handle.
1.
Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
2.
Move the speed control pedals to the neutral position.
3.
Engage the parking brake.
4.
Move the throttle control to midway between the SLOW
and FAST positions.
6.
Adjust the steering wheel tilt with the adjustable ratchet
handle.
5.
Turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position and remove the
key from the ignition switch.
7.
Release the parking brake.
8.
Move the throttle control lever forward to the full throttle
position.
NOTE: Always remove the key from the ignition switch
to prevent accidental starting or battery discharge if the
equipment is left unattended.
6.
NOTE: Although the tractor’s engine is designed to run at
full throttle, when performing a practice session the tractor
must be operated at less than full throttle. This only applies
to practice.
Close the fuel supply valve.
Practice Operation (Initial Use)
Operating a zero-turn tractor is not like operating a conventional
type riding tractor. Although and because a zero turn tractor is
more maneuverable, getting used to operating the speed control
pedals and the steering wheel takes some practice.
We strongly recommend that you locate a reasonably large,
level and open “practice area” where there are no obstructions,
pedestrians, or animals. You should practice operating the
tractor for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Warning! Always maintain a firm grip on the
steering wheel.
9.
Driving the Tractor Forward
Carefully move (or have moved) the tractor to the practice area.
When performing the practice session, the PTO should not be
engaged. While practicing, operate the tractor at approximately
1⁄2-3⁄4 throttle and at less than full speed in both forward and
reverse.
Use protective equipment for eyes, hands, hearing, feet, legs,
head and other areas of the body if needed — safety eye glasses,
gloves, earplugs, boots, hats, etc.
To drive the tractor, firmly grasp the steering wheel with
your right and left hands and continue with Driving the
Tractor Forward.
Warning! Keep all movement of the speed
control pedals slow and smooth. Abrupt movement
of the pedals can affect the stability of the tractor
and could cause the tractor to flip over, which may
result in serious injury or death to the operator.
1.
Slowly push the forward speed control pedal forward. The
tractor will start to move forward. See Fig. 5-1.
Warning! Hearing Protection is required for all
operator exposure exceeding two (2) hours.
Carefully practice maneuvering the tractor using the instructions
in the following section “Driving the Tractor.” Practice until you
are confident that you can safely operate the tractor.
Driving the Tractor
1.
Use protective equipment for eyes, hands, hearing, feet,
legs, head and other areas of the body if needed — safety
eye glasses, gloves, earplugs, boots, hats, etc.
WARNING! Hearing Protection is required for all
operator exposure exceeding two (2) hours.
2.
Ensure that the area is free of animals and bystanders,
especially children!
3.
Survey the area where the equipment is to be used to
make sure it is free of debris, sticks, stones, wires, bones,
and other foreign objects which could cause injury to
bystanders, damage to the machine, or damage to nearby
facilities.
Warning! Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed
and sudden stops.
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Section 5— Operation
Forward Speed
Control Pedal
Figure 5-1
2.
As the forward speed control pedal is pushed farther
forward the speed of the tractor will increase.
3.
To slow the tractor release the forward speed control pedal
to attain the desired speed, or allow to pedal to return the
neutral position to stop the tractor.
Turning the Tractor While Driving Forward
WARNING! When reversing the direction of travel,
we recommend performing gradual ‘U’ turns where
possible. Sharper turns increase the possibility of
turf defacement, and could affect control of the
tractor. ALWAYS slow the tractor before making
sharp turns.
To turn the tractor while driving forward, use the steering wheel
to turn in the direction you wish to travel.
1.
To turn to the left, turn the steering wheel counterclockwise (to the operator’s left).
2.
To turn to the right, turn the steering wheel clockwise (to
the operator’s right).
3.
The greater the distance the steering wheel is turned, the
sharper the tractor will turn.
4.
To execute a “pivot turn,” move the steering wheel so that
the inside wheel is angled at approximately 88 degrees and
the turn side tire will not rotate.
NOTE: Making a “pivot turn” on grass will greatly increase
the potential for defacement of the turf as well as potential
damages to the traction surface and the tire.
Turning While Driving Rearward
To turn the tractor while driving rearward, use the steering wheel
to turn in the direction you wish to travel.
1.
To turn to the left while traveling in reverse, turn the
steering wheel clockwise (to the operator’s right).
2.
To turn to the right while traveling in reverse, turn the
steering wheel counter-clockwise.
3.
The greater the distance the steering wheel is turned, the
sharper the tractor will turn.
4.
To execute a “pivot turn,” move the steering wheel so that
the inside wheel is angled at approximately 88 degrees and
the turn side tire will not rotate.
NOTE: Making a “pivot turn” on grass will greatly increase
the potential for defacement of the turf as well as potential
damages to the traction surface and the tire.
Executing a Zero Turn
1.
A zero turn maneuver can be executed while the machine
is moving in the Forward or, Reverse directions, if the
steering wheel is turned completely in the one direction.
2.
To turn clockwise when going forward, turn the steering
wheel clockwise and depress the forward speed control
pedal. Release the pedal and the machine should stop
turning. If the reverse pedal is depressed, the turn will be
counter-clockwise.
3.
To turn counter-clockwise when going forward turn the
steering wheel counter-clockwise and depress the forward
speed control pedal. Release the pedal and the machine
should stop turning. If the reverse pedal is depressed, the
turn will be clockwise.
Driving the Tractor In Reverse
WARNING! Always look behind and down on both
sides of the tractor before backing up. Always look
behind while traveling in the reverse direction.
1.
Slowly push the reverse speed control pedal forward. The
tractor will start to move in the reverse direction. See Fig.
5-2.
Stopping the Tractor
Reverse Speed
Control Pedal
1.
Allow both speed control pedals to return the neutral
position to stop the motion of the tractor.
2.
Push the PTO switch downward to the disengaged
position.
3.
Use the power implement lift to raise the deck to its
highest position.
4.
If dismounting the tractor, allow the speed control pedals
to return to the neutral position, engage the parking brake,
move the throttle control lever to the fast position, turn
the ignition switch to “OFF’” and remove the key from the
switch.
Warning! Do not leave the seat of the tractor
without disengaging the PTO, moving speed
control pedals to the neutral position, and engaging
the parking brake. If leaving the tractor unattended,
turn the ignition key off and remove key.
Figure 5-2
2.
As the reverse speed control pedal is pushed farther
forward the speed of the tractor will increase.
3.
To slow the tractor release the reverse speed control pedal
to attain the desired speed, or allow the pedal to return to
the neutral position to stop the tractor.
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Driving On Slopes
7.
Refer to the slope gauge in the Safe Operation Section to heLPG
determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
Align the mower with an edge of the mowed strip and
overlap approximately 3”.
8.
Direct the tractor on each subsequent strip to align with a
previously cut strip.
9.
To prevent rutting or grooving of the turf, if possible,
change the direction that the strips are mowed by
approximately 45° for the next and each subsequent
mowing.
Warning! Do not operate on inclines with a slope
in excess of 20 degrees (a rise of approximately 3
feet every 10 feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
1.
Always drive across slopes, never up and down.
2.
Avoid turning downhill if possible. Start at the bottom of a
slope and work upward. Always slow down before turning.
3.
Use extra care and go slowly when turning downhill.
Operating The Pto
Operate the PTO clutch as follows:
NOTE: When stopping the tractor for any reason while on a grass
surface, always:
1.
Move the throttle control lever to approximately the mid
throttle position.
•
Make sure the speed control pedals are in neutral.
•
Engage the parking brake.
2.
Pull the PTO switch upward to the “ENGAGED” position.
•
Shut engine off and remove the key.
3.
Advance the throttle lever to the operating speed (full
engine speed).
•
4.
The operator must remain in the tractor seat at all times. If
the operator should leave the seat without turning off the
power take-off switch, the tractor’s engine will shut off.
Doing so will minimize the possibility of having your lawn
‘‘browned’’ by hot exhaust from your tractor’s running
engine.
Using the Mower Deck
Warning! Make certain the area to be mowed is
free of debris, sticks, stones, wire or other objects
that can be thrown by the rotating blades.
NOTE: Do not engage the mower deck when lowered in grass.
Premature wear and possible failure of the ‘V” belt and PTO
clutch will result. Fully raise the deck or move to a non grassy
area before engaging the mower deck.
1.
Mow across slopes, not up and down. If mowing a slope,
start at bottom and work upward to ensure turns are made
uphill.
2.
On the first pass pick a point on the opposite side of the
area to be mowed.
3.
Engage the PTO clutch using the PTO switch and move the
throttle control to the fast position.
4.
Remove the clevis pin and hitch pin, raise the deck to the
highest (transport) position and place the clevis pin in the
desired position and secure with the hitch pin. Lower the
mower deck to the desired height setting using the power
implement lift.
5.
Slowly push the forward speed control pedal forward to
move the tractor forward, and keep the tractor headed
directly toward the alignment point.
NOTE: The speed of the tractor will affect the quality of
the mower cut. Mowing at full speed will adversely affect
the cut quality. Control the ground speed with the speed
control pedals.
6.
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WARNING! Be careful when crossing gravel paths
or driveways. Disengage the PTO and raise the deck
to the highest position before crossing.
When approaching the other end of the strip, slow down
or stop before turning. A U-turn is recommended unless a
pivot or zero turn is required.
Section 5— Operation
Checking the Safety Interlock Circuits
Periodically check the safety interlock circuits to ensure they are
working properly. If a safety circuit is not working as designed,
contact you Cub Cadet dealer to have the tractor inspected. DO
NOT operate the tractor if any safety circuit is not functioning
properly. To check the safety circuits, proceed as follows:
1.
Sitting in the tractor seat with both speed control pedals
in the neutral position, disengage the parking brake and
momentarily turn the ignition switch to the start position.
The engine should not crank.
2.
Engage the parking brake and pull the PTO switch upward
to the engaged position. Momentarily turn the ignition
switch to the start position; the engine should not crank.
3.
Push the PTO switch downward to the disengaged position
and move both speed control pedals to the neutral
position and disengage the parking brake; then lift upward
from the operator’s seat. The engine should stop.
4.
With both speed control pedals in the neutral position and
the parking brake engaged, engage the PTO. Lift upward
from the operator’s seat; the engine should stop.
Mower Cutting Blades
The blades normally “factory installed” on a mower afford
the best grass cutting performance on the majority of grasses
and mowing conditions; however, there will be occasions
whereby the grass type, stage of grass growth, soil conditions,
and weather conditions will require different cutting blade
types. Since the mower decks are designed so that over-lap of
the cutting blades generally exceed 1.5”, there is no need for
orientation of one cutting blade to an adjacent blade (I.E., the
blades do not need to be “timed” nor synchronized).
Hi-lift — These are generally the best cutting blades for most
grasses and mowing conditions. These blades will provide extra
“lift” for the thinner leaf grasses, will handle lush grasses, and
will provide maximum grass and debris discharge. These blades
are generally required for material collection systems. More
horsepower is required for these blades when compared to
others, and they generally produce the highest noise levels.
Medium-lift — These blades require less horsepower than the
hi-lift, and they generally work well in wider leaf grasses and
some mulch applications.
Low-lift — These blades require less horsepower than hi-lift
and medium-lift blades, and they generally work best with wide
leaf grasses, sparse grass growth, and sandy soil conditions.
They generally produce the lowest noise levels. Bahia blades
are configured without offset, and with a maximum amount of
sharpened cutting edge.
Mulch — These blades are generally designed for use in cutting
decks equipped with mulch baffles. The shape of the blade
generally produces higher turbulence in order that the grass can
be repeatedly cut and re-cut into smaller pieces. These blades
generally require more horsepower than other blades. Mulch
blades work best when the grasses are cut at the highest levels,
minimal lengths of grasses are removed, and grass conditions are
generally dry.
NOTE: Refer to the attachment and accessories section for a list
of part numbers.
Section 5 — Operation
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Reconfigurable Mower
Standard set-up
Stems (Dandelion, Bahia,
Buckhorn, etc.)
Front Skirt
Inner
Baffle
Discharge
Baffle
Cutting
Blades
Gauge
Wheels
Front
Roller
Rear
Rollers
Low
Installed
Installed
Hi-lift
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
High = 1 to
2-1⁄2”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
Low = 3
to 5”
Med
Removed
Installed
Hi-lift
Very Lush &/or tall grass
High
Removed
Installed
Hi-lift
Low cut height (1 to 2”)
Med
Installed
Installed
Low-lift
Removed
Hi-lift/
Mulch
Mulch
Material collection
Abrasive (sandy), dry
Wet
Low
Low
Low
Low
Installed
Installed
Removed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Hi-lift
Low-lift
Hi-lift
Table Notes: This table is a general outline of suggested settings, mowing conditions may vary.
Front Skirts: When the front skirt is set to “low” the grass lift is increased for precision cutting. When the skirt is set to “high” the grass
can “rebound” and higher volumes of grass can be cut.
Inner Baffle: The inner baffle regulates grass discharge. Remove the inner baffle for high-volume grass and install the inner baffle for
precision cutting.
Discharge Baffle: The discharge baffle enhances the grass discharge pattern. The discharge baffle reduces clumping and should be
removed for mulching.
Gauge Wheels: The gauge wheels reduce scalping, help with precison cutting and reduce turf defacement during turns.
Rear Rollers: The rear rollers reduce scalping and gives grass a striped appearance.
Cutting Blades: The cutting blades cut grass, create grass lift and discharge grass through the discharge chute.
Discharge Chute: The discharge chute controls the mower deck discharge and enhances the discharge pattern
NOTE: To avoid damaging grass, no more than 1⁄3 of the grass height should be removed during a single cutting (i.e. if the grass is 6”
tall, cut it to 4”).
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Section 5— Operation
6
Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance Schedule
Before
Each use
Check engine oil/LP level
Check LP valve, hoses and seals
Check hydraulic hoses for leaks
Check tires & tire pressure
Check deck, mower and hydro drive belts
Check blades and blade bolt tightness
Check safety switches for proper operation
Check fluid level in transaxle expansion reservoir
Every
25 Hours
Every
50 Hours
Every
100 Hours
Every
500 Hours
P
P
P
Clean mower
P
Lubricate wear points (see chart)
Grease three spindle bearings
Replace air filter element *
Change engine oil † and replace oil filter
Check battery’s electrolyte level
Clean engine cooling fins & external surfaces *
Lubricate all grease fittings (see chart)
Check spark plug condition & gap
Change hydrostatic fluid & filter in transaxles †
Yearly
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Check engine intake screen/cover
Clean and re-oil air filter’s foam precleaner *
After
Mowing
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
† After first 5 hours, change engine oil & filter. After first 50 hours, change hydrostatic fluid and filter in transaxles.
Change oil every 25 hours under heavy duty operation. * Perform more frequently under dusty conditions.
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OIL CHART
Apply a few drops of SAE engine oil, grease, or use a spray lubricant. Apply the oil to both sides of pivot points. Wipe off any excess.
Start engine and operate mower briefly to insure that oil spreads evenly.
Number of Oil Points
Description
DAILY
4
Deck Suspension Pivots
4
Height Adjustment Turnbuckle Clevis Pin
2
Height Adjustment Handle Pivots
2
Height Adjustment Stop Pivots
2
Deck Lift Linkage Pivots
2
Transport Handle Pivots
1
Transport Handle Pin
2
Deck Frame Up-and-Down Pivots
WEEKLY
1
Seat Hinge
2
Speed Control Linkage Rod End Bearings
2
Pump Control Lever Pivots
1
Brake Lever Pivot Clevis Pin
1
Brake Lever Control Rod Pivot
1
Brake Control Rod Swivel Joint
4
Brake Rod Clevis Pins
2
Brake Shaft Assembly Pivots
2
Grass Collection System Lid Hinges (If Mower is so equipped)
Engine Oil: Rimula 15W40 recommended or 10W40 engine oil rated SJ or higher.
Hydrostatic Fluid: Rimula 15W40 recommended and 1.5 ounces of Ornite additive.
Spindle Lubricant: Use only Shell Alvania RL 2 grease. This grease is an amber-colored grease designed for high speed bearing
applications. It has a base oil viscosity that reduces running losses, has been formulated for low noise, has excellent corrosion
protection, and has excellent bearing lubrication.
General Purpose Lubrication: Use any NLGI grade 2 multi-purpose grease. Shell Albida EP2 is recommended. Shell Albida EP 2
is a red-colored multi-purpose grease designed for heavy-duty bearing applications. It has high base oil viscosity for mechanical
stability, has been formulated for high load, low-speed applications, and has excellent lubrication and corrosion protection.
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Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
LUBRICATION CHART
Use a grease-gun filled with NO. 2 Multipurpose Lithium Base Grease
Number of Grease Fittings Description
EVERY 25 HOURS
3
Blade Spindle Bearings
WEEKLY
2
Front Wheels
2
Front Wheel Spindles
2
Mower Deck Ball Wheels
Number of Grease Points
Description
WEEKLY
4
Mowing Deck Pivots
2
Deck Take-Up Idler Pivots
1
Axle Pivot
2
Steering Lever Pivots
1
Hydro Take-up Idler Pivot
1
Park Brake Pivot
Spindle Lubricant: Use only Shell Alvania RL 2 grease. This grease is an amber-colored grease designed for high speed bearing
applications. It has a base oil viscosity that reduces running losses, has been formulated for low noise, has excellent corrosion
protection, and has excellent bearing lubrication.
General Purpose Lubrication: Use any NLGI grade 2 multi-purpose grease. Shell Albida EP2 is recommended. Shell Albida EP 2
is a red-colored multi-purpose grease designed for heavy-duty bearing applications. It has high base oil viscosity for mechanical
stability, has been formulated for high load, low-speed applications, and has excellent lubrication and corrosion protection.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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Maintenance
Warning! Before performing any maintenance or
repairs, disengage the PTO, move the speed control
pedals to the neutral position, engage the parking
brake, stop the engine and remove the key to
prevent unintended starting.
Engine
5.
After draining the oil, wipe any residual oil from the oil
drain hose. Thread the square head plug into the drain
hose fitting and fully tighten the plug.
6.
Refill the engine with new oil. Refer to the Kawasaki
Owner’s Manual for information regarding the volume and
weight of engine oil.
Changing the LPG Tanks
Warning ! If the engine has been recently run, the
engine, muffler and surrounding metal surfaces will
be hot and can cause burns to the skin. Exercise
caution to avoid burns.
Contact Cub Cadet Customer Service for engine issues. Refer to
page 2 for more information.
Refer to the Kawasaki Owner’s Manual for all engine maintenance
intervals, procedures, specifications and instructions.
NOTE: Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control
devices and systems which are being done at owner’s expense may
be performed by any engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed by a Cub Cadet Dealer.
Changing the Engine Oil
To change or remove the LPG tanks proceed as follows:
1.
Make sure the tractor is off and the key is removed from the
ignition.
2.
Ensure that the fuel supply valve is turned off.
3.
Remove the regulator hose from the LPG tank by twisting it
clockwise. See Fig. 6-2.
Straps
Warning ! If the engine has been recently run, the
engine, muffler and surrounding metal surfaces will
be hot and can cause burns to the skin. Exercise
caution to avoid burns.
Maintain oil level as instructed in engine manual. Change the
oil and filter after the first five hours. The oil filter should be
changed at every oil change interval. Be careful not to spill oil on
any of the belts.
Regulator
Hose
To complete an oil change, proceed as follows:
1.
Run the engine for a short time to warm the engine oil. The
oil will flow more freely and carry away more impurities.
Use care to avoid burns from hot oil.
2.
Locate the oil drain hose on the engine.
3.
Route the free end of the oil drain hose toward an
appropriate oil collection container with at least a 2.5 quart
capacity, to collect the used oil. Remove the oil fill cap/
dipstick from the oil fill tube.
4.
While holding the free end of the oil drain hose over the oil
collection container, unscrew the square-head hose plug
from the end of the hose. See Fig. 6-1. Drain the engine oil
into the collection container.
Figure 6-2
NOTE: The hose has left-handed threads to prevent
improper usage.
4.
Release the two (2) straps that secure the cylinder to the
machine. See Fig. 6-2.
5.
Carefully lift cylinder straight up to remove from machine.
6.
Transport tank to an authorized LPG fueling station for
refueling.
DANGER! An overfilled cylinder can cause a fire or
explosion.
7.
If exchanging tanks, be sure to use cylinders that contain
LPG classified as HD-5 by National Gas Processors
Association (NGPA) and cylinders that are designed &
patented specifically for lawn care use as a vapor-delivery
system.
NOTE: See Initial LPG Tank Fill-Up in the Assembly & Set-Up
section for information on new, previously un-filled tanks.
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Figure
Section 6— Maintenance
& A6-1
djustments
8.
To re-install the tank, reverse the above instructions
but make sure the alignment pin fits into the slot on the
bottom of the cylinder valve guard.
Warning! Be sure to check for leaks after
installing tank. Leaks must never be checked with a
flame. Always check for seal compromise with a
spray bottle filled with soapy water and look for
bubbles.
6.
Pour hydraulic oil into the reservoir a 1⁄4 ” below the oil tank
fill neck and 1.5 ounces of Ornite additive, if necessary.
Hydraulic Oil Tank and Filter
NOTE: Used hydraulic oil must be disposed of properly. Do
not pour it down a drain or sewer, or dump it on open land,
this creates an environmental hazard. Please be aware of the
environment when disposing of used oil.
1.
Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the parking
brake.
Service the pre-cleaner and cartridge/air cleaner element as
instructed in the Kawasaki Owner’s Manual.
2.
Stop the engine and remove the key from the ignition
switch.
Spark Plug
3.
Raise the seat forward to expose the hydraulic oil fill point.
The spark plugs should be cleaned and the gap reset once a
season. Refer to the Kawasaki Owner’s Manual for correct plug
type and gap specifications.
4.
Clean the area around the hydraulic fill oil cap.
5.
Remove hydraulic fill oil cap.
6.
Place a suitable container (at least 2 gallon) under the
hydraulic reservoir and filter.
7.
Remove the two bolts securing the hydraulic filter and
allow the hydraulic oil to drain. Remove the drain plug from
the bottom of the hydraulic oil tank to drain. Replace the
plug. See Fig. 6-4.
Air Cleaner
Hydraulic Oil
Warning! Never overfill the hydraulic units.
Damage can occur if the oil level is not within the
proper operating range.
Bolts
NOTE: When adding hydraulic oil, do so in small quantities and
recheck the oil level before adding more. It is important that you
do not overfill the reservoir.
Hydraulic
Oil Filter
Screw
Adding Hydraulic Oil (use SAE15W40)
1.
Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the parking
brake.
2.
Stop the engine and remove the key from the ignition
switch.
3.
Raise the seat forward to expose the hydraulic oil fill point.
4.
Clean the area around the hydraulic oil fill neck. See Fig.
6-3.
Hydraulic Oil
Tank Cap
Oil
Drain
Plug
Hydraulic Oil
Fill Neck
Figure 6-4
8.
Place a small pan under the pump motor frame. Remove fill
oil cap from hydraulic reservoir for faster drainage. Remove
nut caps and drain oil from both left and right pumps.
Replace and retighten nuts. See Fig. 6-4.
9.
Remove the three screws from the top of the oil filter and
replace the oil filter element. Coat the sealing surface
with Shell Rimula 15W40 oil or equivalent. Install the three
screws back into the oil filter.
10.
Add proper amount of hydraulic oil to reservoir and 1.5
ounces of Ornite additive.
11.
Run and purge pumps and motors. Check oil level.
12.
Add proper amount of hydraulic oil to reservoir and repeat
step 11.
Hydraulic
Tank
Hydraulic
Oil Filter
Figure 6-3
5.
Remove the hydraulic fill cap and check the level. See Fig.
6-3. The correct level is up to the lowest hole of the oil tank
fill neck.
NOTE: This unit is equipped with two traction drive pumps
and one pump for steering and implement lift.
NOTE: After unit is up to operating temperature, turn off
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engine and re-check hydraulic oil. If oil appears foamy or
contains excessive air bubbles, DO NOT OPERATE UNIT.
Contact service technician.
Battery Maintenance
•
The battery is filled with battery acid and then sealed at
the factory. However, every 50 operating hours remove the
fill caps and check the level of the liquid electrolyte in the
battery. If the level in any of the six cells has dropped below
the bottom of the split ring inside the fill hole, refill the cell
with distilled water.
Contaminants or foreign matter in the oil will also damage the
pumps . To prevent this:
•
Use a filter that captures particles as small as 25 microns or
25 millionths of a meter in diameter.
•
Be very careful when you remove or repair a component in
the hydraulic system. Thoroughly clean off any component
before you work on it.
•
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.
•
Plug the ends of any hose or line you remove with a rubber
or plastic plug.
•
Always keep the battery cables and terminals clean and
free of corrosion.
•
Use plastic caps to seal off the ends of hydraulic fittings.
•
•
Place any component you remove in a clean plastic bag so
it can’t pick up dust or dirt.
Avoid tipping. Even a sealed battery will leak electrolyte
when tipped.
•
Clean your hands frequently when working on the
hydraulic components.
NOTE: The pumps are not owner-repairable. If a pump fails,
contact your Service Center. Do not disassemble the pump.
Hydraulic System
Hoses
Check the hoses from the hydraulic oil tank to the oil filter to
the hydraulic lines daily for leaks or abrasion and replace any
damaged hoses. Make certain there are no kinks or twists in any
hose. Look for a flattened condition or any leaks and repair or
replace as necessary. A flattened or leaking suction hose will
permit cavitation to develop which can destroy the pumps in a
short time.
General Battery Information
Warning!
Check the tire air pressure before each use. Inflation pressure
of the rear tires is important for stability while the mower is in
operation. If the tire diameter is not equal between the two tires,
the mower will pull to one side. Keep the tires inflated to the
recommended pressures. Improper inflation will shorten the tire
service life. See the tire side wall for proper inflation pressures.
Observe the following guidelines:
•
Do not inflate a tire above the maximum pressure shown
on the sidewall of the tire.
•
Do not reinflate a tire that has been run flat or seriously
under inflated. Have a qualified tire mechanic inspect and
service the tire.
•
Balance inflation pressure between the rear tires to heLPG
maintain straight travel (see tire side wall for proper
inflation pressure).
•
Keep the valve caps tightened to prevent air pressure loss.
Inflation Pressure
— 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.
Traction Tires — 20 psi max; 10-12 psi recommended
— If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it with clean
water, then neutralize with a solution of ammonia/
water or baking soda/water.
Leaking Tires
— 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 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.
— Batteries contain sulfuric acid and may emit
explosive gases. Use extreme caution when
handling batteries. Keep batteries out of the reach
of children.
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Tire Maintenance
Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
Front Wheel — 25 psi max; 20-25 psi recommended
Cutting Deck Ball Wheels — Solid Polyurethane
When a flat tire occurs, repair or replace immediately. The normal
procedure is to remove the wheel and replace it. If a tire is
getting soft, park the mower on the nearest level, paved area.
1.
Rear Tire
a.
Put blocks on each side of the opposite traction
wheel and jack up the tire that leaks about an inch
off the ground.
b.
Loosen and remove the lug nuts and remove the
wheel.
c.
Mount a wheel and tire, replace the lug nuts, and
using a torque wrench, tighten them to 60 ± 10
ft-lbs.
2.
Front wheel
a.
Set the park brake and block both traction wheels
and raise the caster wheel so that the tire is an inch
off the ground.
b.
Loosen and remove the locknut from the axle
assembly and pull the axle assembly from the yoke.
The wheel and two spacer sleeves will drop free.
c.
Slip the axle assembly through one side of the yoke,
through a spacer sleeve, a wheel, the other spacer
sleeve and finally through the other side of the yoke.
d.
Tighten the locknut on the end of the axle assembly.
e.
Lower the mower off the jack and continue mowing.
3.
Pull Lock
Collar Back
Nozzle
Adapter
Adapter
Lock Collar
Deck Wash Nozzle
The wheel with the leaking tire should be inflated to 20 psi and
the wheel placed in a large bucket of water. Carefully inspect the
tire, rim and valve for escaping air bubbles which indicate a leak.
Mark each leak with a yellow marking crayon and then deflate
the tire to 8 psi and repeat the inspection. If the leaks you find
are pin hole size to 1⁄16” diameter, the tire can be repaired. If the
leaks are larger than 1⁄16” diameter, the tire can be repaired. If the
tire bead is damaged, the tire can be repaired or the tire will have
to be replaced.
Lubrication
•
Using a pressure lubricating gun, lubricate all grease
fittings and points as noted in the Lubrication Chart.
•
Lubricate all other pivot points with a quality lubricating oil
as noted in the Oil Chart.
Using the Deck Wash System
Warning! When using the deck wash system, never
engage the deck from any position other than the
operator’s seat of the tractor. Do not use an assistant or
engage deck in the presence of any bystanders.
Use the Deck Wash System to rinse grass clippings
from the deck’s underside and prevent the buildup of corrosive
chemicals. Complete the following steps after each mowing:
NOTE: Make certain the machine’s discharge chute is directed
away from people, children, animals, and your house, garage,
parked cars, etc.
1.
Attach the nozzle adapter to a standard garden hose
connected to a water supply.
2.
Move the tractor to an area within reach of the hose where
the dispersal of wet grass clippings is not objectionable to
you. Disengage the PTO, engage the parking brake, and
stop the engine.
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter and push the
adapter onto one of the deck wash nozzles at either end of
the mower deck. Release the lock collar to lock the adapter
on the nozzle. See Fig. 6-5.
Figure 6-5
4.
Turn on the water supply.
5.
From the tractor operator’s seat, start the engine and
engage the PTO. Allow to run as needed. Disengage the
PTO and stop the engine.
6.
Turn off the water supply.
7.
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter to disconnect
the adapter from the nozzle.
8.
Repeat the previous steps to clean the deck using the
nozzle at the other end of the deck.
Cleaning the Spindle Pulleys
Once a month remove the belt covers to remove any
accumulation of grass clippings from around the spindle pulleys
and V-belt. Clean more often when mowing tall, dry grass.
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Using the Transmission Bypass Valves
Battery Storage
If for any reason the tractor will not drive or you wish to move
the tractor, the two hydrostatic transmissions are equipped with
a bypass valve that will allow you to manually move the tractor
short distances.
1.
When storing the tractor for extended periods, disconnect
the negative battery cable. It is not necessary to remove the
battery.
2.
All batteries discharge during storage. Keep the exterior
of the battery clean, especially the top. A dirty battery will
discharge more rapidly.
3.
The battery must be stored with a full charge. A discharged
battery can freeze sooner than a charged battery. A fully
charged battery will store longer in cold temperatures than
hot. Refer to chart below.
Warning! Do not tow the tractor, even with the
bypass rod engaged. Serious transmission damage
will result from doing so.
1.
From just in front of the engine and just behind the seat,
locate the transmission bypass valves. Refer to Fig. 6-6.
Specific Gravity
Freezing Temp (°F)
1.265
-71
1.250
-62
1.200
-16
1.150
5
1.100
16
4.
Recharge battery when ever the specific gravity value is
less than 1.225.
Tractor Storage
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.
Figure 6-6
2.
Using a standard 7⁄16” wrench turn the valve counterclockwise one quarter turn.
3.
Repeat the above procedure to engage the other bypass
valve on the other side of the tractor.
4.
After moving the tractor, return both valves to the
operating position by turning the valve clockwise, but do
not overtighten.
1.
Warning! Never store the tractor with LPG tank
indoors or in poorly ventilated enclosures, where
fuel fumes may reach an open flame, spark or pilot
light as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer, etc.
2.
NOTE: The tractor will not drive with the bypass valves in the
engage position.
3.
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Change the engine oil and filter following the instructions
provided in the engine manual packed with this manual.
If storing the tractor for 30 days or more:
a.
The LPG tank must be removed and safely stored.
b.
Emptying the fuel system:
•
Prior to putting the tractor in storage, monitor
fuel consumption with the goal of running
the LPG tank empty.
•
Close the fuel valve and disconnect the hose
from the LPG tank.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run out of fuel.
This will prevent gum and varnish deposits
from forming. Replace the fuel filter.
Remove the spark plugs and pour approximately one
ounce of oil into each cylinder. Crank the engine one or
two turns to spread the oil evenly on the cylinder walls.
Replace the spark plugs.
4.
Clean the engine and the entire tractor thoroughly.
Side to Side Leveling
NOTE: Use of a pressure washer or garden hose is not
recommended to clean your tractor. 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.
1.
Park the mower on a flat paved surface, engage the
parking brake, shut off the engine, remove the key from the
ignition switch, disconnect the spark plug wires and using
the power implement lift, position the mowing deck into
the 4” height of cut position. (The 4” height of cut position
is recommended in order for one to see and obtain a
measurement. Any height of cut position is acceptable as
long as a proper measurement can be taken.)
2.
Measure blade-to-ground height at the front tip of the
right blade. To obtain an accurate measure, align blades in
parallel with mower centerline, (i.e. front to back).
5.
Sharpen the blades so that the mower will be ready to use
when needed.
6.
Protect the metal surfaces. Repair scratches with the
appropriate touch-up spray paint. Brush a rust preventive
oil on any unpainted surfaces including the pulleys and
blades. (Be careful not to get any oil on the drive belts.)
7.
Clean and fully charge the battery, then disconnect the
negative cable at the battery to prevent possible discharge.
Recharge the battery periodically when in storage.
3.
Measure blade-to-ground height at the front tip of the left
blade. Be sure to measure at the blade tip with the blades
arranged in proper position.
NOTE: Remove the battery if exposed to prolonged periods
of sub-freezing temperatures. Store in a cool, dry location
where temperatures are above freezing.
4.
Adjust the eyebolt at the left front of the deck so that the
blade-to-ground height at the right front blade tip matches
that of the left front blade tip. This is done by loosening the
jam nuts on the eyebolt and tightening the upper nut to
raise the deck and loosening the nut to lower the deck. The
right front blade tip height is fixed so you must adjust the
left front tip to match it. See Fig. 6-7.
8.
Lubricate all lubrication points.
9.
Inspect the hydraulic hoses, lines and fittings. Replace as
necessary.
10.
Jack the mower up and store it on blocks to take the weight
off of the tires.
Left Front of the Deck
Removing The Tractor From Storage
1.
Check the battery. Charge if necessary.
2.
Lower tractor off blocks, and inflate the tires to the
recommended pressure.
3.
Remove the spark plugs and wipe them off. Using the
starter, crank the engine to pump the excess oil out of the
spark plug holes. Replace the spark plugs and the ignition
leads.
4.
If removed before storing, replace the LPG tanks.
5.
Check the level of the engine oil in the crankcase and the
hydraulic reservoir tank.
6.
Start the engine and allow to idle for a few minutes to
ensure engine is operating properly.
7.
Drive the tractor without a load to make certain all the
tractor systems are functioning properly.
Adjustments
Upper
Jam Nut
Figure 6-7
5.
Adjusting the Seat
Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up section for instructions on
adjusting the seat.
Adjusting the Steering Wheel
Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up section for instructions on
adjusting the steering wheel.
Leveling the Mower Deck
When correctly adjusted the mower deck should be level side to
side, and the front of the deck should be approximately 1⁄4” lower
than the rear of deck.
Lower Jam Nut
Eye Bolt
Once the proper adjustment is made, re-tighten the lower
jam nut.
Front to Back Leveling
1.
Measure the blade-to-ground height at the right rear blade
tip. Again be sure to measure at the blade tip at the rear of
the right blade when aligned along the mower centerline.
The blade-to-ground height at the rear of the blade tip
should be 1⁄8” to 1⁄4” higher than the front tip. This is referred
to as blade pitch. The same height difference should be
true for the left blade, measured front and back. The pitch
should not exceed 1⁄16” if cut height is below 1-1⁄2”.
NOTE: Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing any
deck leveling adjustments. See the tire side wall for proper
inflation pressures.
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2.
Loosen the inner jam nuts at the rear left and right of the
horizontal threaded rods. See Fig. 6-8.
Horizontal
Threaded Rod
Inner
Jam Nut
The mower deck cutting height can be set using the tractor’s
power implement lift. The deck heights range from 1” to 4”. The
deck gauge wheel position should be approximately 1⁄4 to 1⁄2”
above the ground when the deck is set in the desired height
setting.
Using the power implement lift, set the deck in the desired
height setting, then check the gauge wheel distance from the
ground below. If necessary, adjust as follows:
1.
Visually check the distance between the front gauge
wheels and the ground. If the gauge wheels are near or
touching the ground, they should be raised. If more than
1⁄2” above the ground, they should be lowered.
2.
Remove the lock nut securing one of the outer front gauge
wheel shoulder screws to the deck. Remove the gauge
wheel and shoulder screw. Refer to Fig. 6-9.
Outer
Jam Nut
Hex
Screw
Nut
Washer
Figure 6-8
3.
Start at the rear right to raise the rear of the deck, tighten
the rear outer jam nut to raise the deck or loosen the rear
outer jam nut to lower the rear of the deck.
4.
Adjust the rear jam nut at the rear left to take the “slack”
out of the threaded rod.
5.
Tighten both inner jam nuts to secure the deck adjustment.
6.
The final adjustment would be to take the “slack” out of
the left rear linkage if the rear of the deck was raised by
adjusting the jam nuts on the eyebolt. Loosen the jam nuts
and tighten the upper nut to remove “slack”.
7.
In many cases it will be necessary to adjust deck height
using both eyebolt adjustments and pitch adjustment
to achieve the correct blade-to-ground heights. If you
remember that the front right blade tip adjustment is fixed
and you level to that height, adjusting the decks will be
simplified.
5.
Once the deck is level one may find that the height of
cut does not match the height of cut indicator. A final
adjustment may be made by lowering or raising the height
of cut link accordingly. To raise the deck: remove the
shoulder bolt mounting the height of cut link to the lift
handle and reassemble the shoulder bolt in the lowest of
the three holes. To lower the deck: remove the shoulder
bolts mounting the height of cut link, flip the height of cut
link around and reassemble the shoulder bolts in the top of
the set of three holes and the bottom hole.
Adjusting the Deck Corner Gauge Wheels
Warning! Keep hands and feet away from the
discharge opening of the cutting deck.
NOTE: The deck gauge wheels are an anti-scalp feature of the
deck and are not designed to support the weight of the cutting
deck.
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Gauge
Wheel
Spacer
Carriage
Bolt
Spacer
Shaft
Spacer
Gauge
Wheel
Figure 6-9
3.
Insert the shoulder screw into the one of three index holes
in the front gauge wheel bracket and spacer that will give
the gauge wheel a 1⁄4” to 1⁄2” clearance with the ground.
4.
Note the index hole of the just adjusted wheel, and adjust
the other gauge wheels into the respective index holes of
the other gauge wheel brackets on the deck.
Adjusting the Center Gauge Wheels
Adjust the center gauge wheels to the same height as the outer
gauge wheels. Be sure to insert the hex screw through the
washer, the wheel bracket, the spacer and wheel and then the
center shaft.
Adjusting the Rear Rollers
The rear rollers help prevent the scalping of high spots and
uneven terrain across the center section of the deck. The rollers
can be adjusted downward or upard 1”. Lowering the roller
will increase the striping effect left behind the mower. This
positioning of the rear roller will also help to filter the mulched
grass clippings into the turf.
NOTE: Roller should not be lowered if the cut height is set at 2-1⁄2”
or lower.
Brakes
Removing/Installing the Inner Baffle
The parking brake pedal should engage with moderate force. To
increase parking brake capacity, adjust brake cables at the brake
arms equally. Adjust the cable housing nuts one full turn and
check parking capacity. Repeat if parking brake does not hold.
The inner flow-control baffle can be removed depending on
the mowing conditions. The baffle controls discharge and can
be removed for high-volume grasses and installed for precision
cutting.
The mower is equipped with drum brakes and will not normally
require maintenance. If they are not working properly, please
contact your service center.
1.
Remove the carriage bolts and flange lock nuts that secure
the baffle to the deck to mow high-volume grasses. See
Fig. 6-11.
Adjusting the Front Skirt
The front skirt can be raised or lowered depending on the
mowing conditions. The skirt has three settings; low, medium
and high. See the table on page 23 in the Operation section for
more information. Raise the skirt to cut higher volumes of grass
and lower the skirt to increase grass lift for precision cutting.
1.
Carriage Bolts
Loosen — but do not remove — the nuts securing the skirt,
place in the proper position and then retighten the nut.
See Fig. 6-10.
Inner Baffle
Flange Lock Nuts
Flange
Lock
Nuts
Figure 6-11
2.
Re-install the inner baffle for precision cutting and make
sure the baffle is properly secured.
Front Skirts
Figure 6-10
2.
Repeat on the other side and be sure that both skirts are in
the same position.
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7
Service
Battery Removal
Jump Starting
WARNING! Failure to use this starting procedure
can cause sparking, and the gases in the battery to
explode.
Warning! Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
hands after handling.
The battery is located on the right/rear of the tractor beneath the
seat box frame. To remove the battery:
1.
Remove the hold down strap.
2.
Remove the hex screw and flange lock nut securing the
black negative battery lead to the negative battery post
(marked NEG). Move the cable away from the negative
battery post.
3.
Remove the hex screw and flange lock nut securing the red
positive battery lead to the positive battery post (marked
POS).
4.
Carefully lift the battery out of the tractor.
5.
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. This
will prevent sparking or possible injury from an
electrical short caused by contacting the tractor
body with tools being used to connect the cables.
Test and, if necessary, recharge the battery after the tractor has
been stored for a period of time.
A voltmeter or load tester should read 12.6 volts (DC) or
higher across the battery terminals. See Fig. 7-1.
Voltmeter
Reading
State of
Charge
Charging
Time
12.7
100%
Full Charge
12.4
75%
90 Min.
12.2
50%
180 Min.
12.0
25%
280 Min.
Figure 7-1
•
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Attach the end of the red jumper cable to the positive
terminal (+) of the charged battery.
2.
Attach the other end of the red jumper cable to the
positive terminal (+) of the low charge battery.
3.
Attach the end of the black jumper cable to the negative
terminal of the charged battery.
4.
Attach the other end of the black jumper cable to the
frame of the unit with the low charge battery.
Servicing Electrical System
Fuse
There is one fuse located in the wiring between the ignition start
switch and other electrical components. This is a standard plugin type automotive fuse rated at 20 amp. Always use the same
capacity fuse for replacement. If the electrical system does not
function, check for a blown fuse.
If you have a recurring problem with blown fuses, have the
tractor’s electrical system checked by your Cub Cadet Service
Dealer.
Safety Switch Operation Checks
Charging the Battery
•
1.
Charge the battery with a 12-volt battery charger at a
MAXIMUM rate of 10 amps.
The following operational checks should be made daily:
PTO Switch
1.
Sit in the operator’s seat. With the speed control pedals
in the neutral position and the parking brake engaged,
turn the PTO switch “ON” and try to start the engine. The
engine should not start. If it does, the PTO switch must be
replaced. See an authorized service dealer.
2.
If the engine does not start, turn the PTO switch “OFF” and
start the engine. Now turn the PTO switch “ON” and the
blades should rotate.
3.
If the blades do not turn, the PTO switch must be replaced,
the seat switch must be replaced or the electric PTO clutch
must be repaired. See an authorized service dealer.
Parking Brake Switch
•
Sit in the operator’s seat. With the speed control pedals
in the neutral position and the PTO switch “OFF”, release
the parking brake and try to start the engine. The engine
should not start.
•
If it does, the parking brake switch must be repositioned or
perhaps replaced. See an authorized service dealer. If the
engine does not start, engage the parking brake and start
the engine.
Seat Switch
•
•
With the speed control pedals in the neutral position, the
parking brake engaged and the PTO switch in the “OFF”
position, start the engine. Now release the parking brake,
hold down on the back of the operator’s seat against spring
pressure. Release the operator’s seat and the engine should
stop. If the engine does not stop, the seat switch must be
replaced. See an authorized service dealer.
With the speed control pedals in the neutral position,
the parking brake engaged and the blade clutch switch
in the “OFF” position, sit in the operator’s seat and start
the engine. Turn the PTO switch to the “ON” position and
the blades should start to rotate. Raise up slightly off the
operator’s seat and the blades and the engine should stop.
If the blades and engine do not stop when you dismount
from the operator’s seat, the seat switch must be replaced.
See an authorized service dealer.
NOTE: There is a certain amount of spring tension due to
the weight of the deck. When removing the lift linkage
from the deck the tension of the springs will go from the
deck to the deck lift pedal. Not capturing the deck lift pedal
while removing the lift linkage from the deck will cause it
to snap back.
4.
Detach the mower drive belt.
5.
Remove the six linch pins from the right and left side of the
mower and from the front of the mower.
6.
Turn front wheels as if to make a pivot turn.
7.
Shift the deck toward the operator’s left side of the mower
and remove.
8.
To install reverse the process.
Warning! The muffler at the rear of the tractor
may be extremely hot, and could cause serious
burns. Use extreme caution when near the muffler.
Allow the muffler to fully cool before removing the
belt from the PTO pulley.
Electric PTO Clutch
This clutch operates when the engine is running, the operator is
in the operator’s seat and the blade clutch switch is turned on.
This electric clutch is a fairly trouble free device. If a problem
develops and the blades do not turn, first check the 20 amp
fuse in the yellow, 16-gauge wire between terminal “L” on the
ignition switch and the hour meter and then investigate the
wiring harness and the connections to the seat switch, the blade
clutch switch and the electric blade clutch. Then check the seat
switch, the PTO switch and finally the electric blade clutch. If the
PTO clutch is still not working properly, see an authorized service
dealer.
Replacing the Deck Belt
1.
Set the parking brake. Remove ignition key and both spark
plug caps.
2.
Pull the four draw latches up and away from the deck
covers to unlatch and remove both covers.
3.
Using a 1⁄2” socket breaker bar or socket ratchet insert the
male end into the 1⁄2” square opening in the lower idler
arm assembly and pull the idler arm clockwise. See Fig. 7-3.
While holding the idler arm back, loosen the deck belt from
the pulley and slide the belt away from the pulley.
Deck Removal
Remove the mower deck from the tractor as follows:
1.
Lower the deck to the ground. Capture the deck lift by
placing the clevis pin behind the lowest position.
2.
Apply the parking brake. Remove ignition key and both
spark plug caps.
3.
Remove tension off the PTO belt by moving the belt
tensioning rod. See Fig. 7-2.
Idler Arm Lever
Idler Arm
Figure 7-3
Figure 7-2
4.
Remove tension of the PTO belt by moving the belt
tensioning rod. See Fig. 7-2. Loosen the belt retaining bolt.
5.
Pull the tensioner pulley away from the belt and remove
the PTO belt then remove the deck belt.
6.
Reverse the process to install the belt.
NOTE: When replacing belts do not overtighten. Adjust
the idler pulley so that a ten-pound pull with a spring scale
between two pulleys deflects the belt about 1⁄2”.
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Replacing the Blades
4.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance,
place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage
the parking brake lever, turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position and remove the key from the switch.
Protect your hands by using heavy gloves when
handling the blades. When servicing the mower
deck, be careful not to cut yourself on the
sharpened blades.
1.
Remove the key from the ignition and disconnect the spark
plugs.
2.
Jack up the front of the mowing deck about one foot and
block it in that position.
3.
Wrap a rag around one end of the blade and grasp it to
prevent it from turning, or secure the blade by placing a
block of wood between the blade and the deck housing.
See Fig. 7-4.
Use a 1-1⁄8” socket wrench on the pulley side of the spindle
bolt. See Fig. 7-5.
Hex Screw
Blade
Flange Lock Nut
5.
Figure 7-5
Remove the hex nut at the blade using a 1-1⁄8” wrench.
6.
Remove the blade.
7.
To replace the blade reverse the above process and tighten
nut to 100-120 lb ft.
NOTE: Add a small amount of multi-purpose grease to the
bolt threads to avoid corrosion and galvenic action.
WARNING! Never mow with dull blades. Blades
that are bent should be replaced. The cutting blades
are sharp and can cause severe injury. Wrap the
cutting surface of the blade with a rag to avoid
injury.
Sharpening the Blades
Figure 7-4
1.
Set the parking brake.
2.
Clean any debris from the blades. Keep blades sharp and
free of build up at all times.
3.
Sharpen blades evenly at the original 30° angle to maintain
balanced cutting blades. Do not sharpen the underside of
the blades. Use a electric blade sharpener, a conventional
electric grinder or a hand file to sharpen the blades.
4.
Replace any blade with severe nicks or dents that cannot
be removed by filing.
5.
Check the balance of the blade after sharpening by placing
it on a blade balancer. Do not use un-balanced blades.
6.
If the blade dips on one end, file stock off of the cutting
surface on that end.
NOTE: Replace any blades that cannot easily be balanced.
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Changing the Spindle Assembly
1.
Jack up the front of the mowing deck about one foot and
block it in that position.
2.
Make sure the blade clutch is disengaged.
3.
Remove the deck cover.
4.
Remove the drive belts. (See Replacing the Deck Belt.)
5.
Remove the blade. (See Replacing the Blades)
6.
Using a wrench or socket ratchet remove flange lock
nuts, and the four hex flange bolts. Remove the spindle
assembly. See Fig. 7-6.
Hex Screw
Flange Lock Nut
Support Plate
Spindle Assembly
Hex Flange Bolt
Spacer
Blade
Flange Lock Nut
7.
Figure 7-5
Reverse the process to install the spindle assembly.
Tractor Creeping
Creeping is the slight forward or backward movement of the
mower when the throttle is on and the speed control pedals are
in the neutral position. If your mower creeps, see an authorized
service dealer.
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9
Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine fails to start
Remedy
1. PTO engaged.
1. Place PTO knob in disengaged (OFF) position.
2. Parking brake not engaged.
2. Engage parking brake.
3. Spark plug wire(s) disconnected.
3. Connect wire(s) to spark plug(s).
4. Throttle control lever not in correct starting
position.
4. Place throttle lever in the fast position.
5. LPG tank empty, or stale fuel.
5. Replace the LPG tank.
6. Blocked fuel hose.
6. Clean fuel hose.
7. Faulty spark plug(s).
7. Clean, adjust gap or replace plug(s).
8. Engine flooded.
8. Crank engine with throttle in FAST position.
1. Spark plug wire(s) loose.
1. Connect spark plug wire(s).
2. Blocked fuel hose or stale fuel.
2. Clear the blockage or replace the LP tank.
3. Vent in gas cap plugged.
3. Clear vent or replace cap if damaged.
4. Dirty air cleaner.
4. Replace air cleaner paper element or clean
foam pre-cleaner.
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper amount and
weight of oil.
2. Air flow restricted.
2. Clean grass clippings and debris from around
the engine’s cooling fins and blower housing.
Engine hesitates at high
RPM
1. Spark plug(s) gap too close.
1. Remove spark plug(s) and reset the gap.
Engine Idles rough
1. Spark plug(s) fouled, faulty or gap too wide.
1. Replace spark plug(s). Set plug gap.
2. Dirty air filter.
2. Replace air filter.
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
1. Tighten blade and spindle.
2. Damaged or bent cutting blade.
2. Replace blade.
1. Deck not leveled properly.
1. Perform side-to-side deck adjustment.
2. Dull blade.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
3. Uneven tire pressure.
3. Check tire pressure in all four tires.
1. Engine speed too low.
1. Place throttle in FAST (rabbit) position.
2. Wet grass.
2. Do not mulch when grass is wet.
3. Excessively high grass.
3. Mow once at a high cutting height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower cutting swath.
4. Dull blade.
4. Sharpen or replace blade.
Engine runs erratic
Engine overheats
Excessive vibration
Uneven cut
Mower will not mulch grass
(If Equipped w/Mulching Kit)
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Cause
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
KM-BPR4ES
Spark Plug
KM-11013-7038 Outer Air Filter
KM-11013-7039 Inner Air Filter
KM-49065-2078 Oil Filter
01007937
Deck Belt
954-04223
Drive Belt
02004377
PTO Belt
02000568
Blade, 25.0
02000920P
Deck Spindle
Phone (800) 800-7310 to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and serial number ready).
Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.mtdproducts.com.
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Component
Part Number and Description
634-3159
Deck Wheel
925-1707D
Battery
746-04534
Throttle Control
725-1341B
Ignition Key
01009705P
Discharge Chute Assembly
02002668
Wheel Assembly
02003396
Wheel Assembly
Phone (800) 800-7310 to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and serial number ready).
Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.mtdproducts.com.
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Section 10 — Replacement Parts
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Attachments & Accessories
The following attachments and accessories are compatible with your TANK S tractor. See your dealer or the retailer from which you
purchased your tractor for information regarding price and availability.
Part Number
Part
59A30032150
33 lb. LPG Tank Kit (One Tank)
59A30019150
Striper Kit
59A30020150
Snow Blade Kit
59A30017150
Spreader Kit
59A30024150
Spreader Mounting Kit
59A30021150
12 Volt Outlet Kit
59A30018150
Caster Wheel Kit
59A30031150
72” Mulch Kit
590-488-150
All Trail Tires
590-851-150
Discharge Restrictor Kit
59A30011150
Light Kit
02000568
25” Bahia Blades (Low Lift)
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Specifications
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NOTE: Specifications subject to change without notice.
Engine:
37HP Kawasaki *
Type:
Vertical air cooled V-Twin
Air Cleaner:
Dual Paper element with rain cap
Lube System:
Pressurized with oil filter
Hydraulic System:
In tank filter, 6 quart capacity, aluminum oil cooler with 12VDC fan
Starter:
12-volt electric
Traction Drive:
Engine to two variable-output hydraulic pumps each connected to individual wheel motors
Cutter Deck Drive:
72” belt driven with reconfigurable features
Clutch:
Electric
Deck Lift:
Hydraulic with pin lock for height adjustment at 1⁄4” increments
Cutting Height:
1” to 5”
No. of Blades:
3, belt-driven, power take-off from engine
Controls:
Engine ignition and start switch; throttle; choke; speed control pedals; electric blade clutch switch; parking
brake; mower deck lift
Steering:
14” diameter steering wheel coupled to hydraulic steering valve and cylinder
Parking Brake:
Mechanical linkage brake to internal drum brakes
Front Wheels:
16 x 6.50 - 8
Tire Pressure:
10-12 psi rear, 20-25 psi front caster
Drive Wheels:
24 x 12.00-12
Frame:
2” Steel structural tube and plate, all welded construction
Seat:
Adjustable seat. 7” Adjustment, with arm rests
Fuel Tank:
Two 33 lb Liquid Propane Fuel Tanks
Ground Speed:
0-12+ MPH forward & 0-5 MPH reverse
Instrumentation:
Hour meter, Tachometer, Maintenance-Minder
Net Weight:
1540 lbs
* As rated by engine manufacturer
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Notes
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FEDERAL and/or CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
MTD Consumer Group Inc, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and, for those products certified for sale in the state of California, the
California Air Resources Board (CARB) are pleased to explain the emission (evaporative and/or exhaust) control system (ECS) warranty on your outdoor 2006
and later small off-road spark-ignited engine and equipment (outdoor equipment engine) In California, new outdoor equipment engines must be designed, built and
equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards (in other states, 1997 and later model year equipment must be designed, built, and equipped to meet
the U.S. EPA small off-road, spark ignition engine regulations. MTD Consumer Group Inc must warrant the ECS on your outdoor equipment engine for the period of
time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of outdoor equipment engine.
Your ECS may include parts such as the carburetor, fuel-injection system, the ignition system, catalytic converter, fuel tanks, fuel lines, fuel caps, valves, canisters,
filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and other associated emission-related components.
Where a warrantable condition exists, MTD Consumer Group Inc will repair your outdoor equipment engine at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This emission control system is warranted for two years. If any emission-related part on your outdoor equipment engine is defective, the part will be repaired or
replaced by MTD CONSUMER GROUP INC.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the outdoor equipment engine owner, you are responsible for performance of the required maintenance listed in your owner’s manual. MTD Consumer Group
Inc recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your outdoor equipment engine, but MTD Consumer Group Inc cannot deny warranty solely
for the lack of receipts.
As the outdoor equipment engine owner, you should however be aware that MTD Consumer Group Inc may deny you warranty coverage if your outdoor equipment
engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your outdoor equipment engine to MTD Consumer Group Inc’s distribution center or service center as soon as the problem
exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have a question regarding your warranty coverage,
you should contact the MTD Consumer Group Inc Service Department at 1-800-800-7310 or via email at http://support.mtdproducts.com
GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE:
MTD Consumer Group Inc warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the outdoor equipment engine is: Designed, built and equipped
so as to conform with all applicable regulations; and free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause the failure of a warranted part to be identical in all
material respects to that part as described in MTD Consumer Group Inc’s application for certification.
The warranty period begins on the date the outdoor equipment engine is delivered to an ultimate purchaser or first placed into service. The warranty period is two
years.
Subject to certain conditions and exclusions as stated below, the warranty on emission-related parts is as follows:
1. Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied, is warranted for the warranty period
stated above. If the part fails during the period of warranty coverage, the part will be repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc according to subsection
(4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period.
2. Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the warranty period stated above. Any such
part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining warranty period.
3. Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the period of time before the
first scheduled replacement date for that part. If the part fails before the first scheduled replacement, the part will be repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer
Group Inc according to subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the
first scheduled replacement point for the part.
4. Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty provisions herein must be performed at a warranty station at no charge to the owner.
5. Notwithstanding the provisions herein, warranty services or repairs will be provided at all of our distribution centers that are franchised to service the subject
engines or equipment.
6. The outdoor equipment engine owner will not be charged for diagnostic labor that is directly associated with diagnosis of a defective, emission-related warranted part, provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a warranty station.
7. MTD Consumer Group Inc is liable for damages to other engine or equipment components proximately caused by a failure under warranty of any warranted
part.
8. Throughout the off-road engine and equipment warranty period stated above, MTD Consumer Group Inc will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to
meet the expected demand for such parts.
9. Any replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs and must be provided without charge to the owner. Such use will
not reduce the warranty obligations of MTD Consumer Group Inc.
10.Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board may not be used. The use of any non-exempted add-on or modified parts by the
ultimate purchaser will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claims. MTD Consumer Group Inc will not be liable to warrant failures of warranted parts caused
by the use of a non-exempted add-on or modified part.
WARRANTED PARTS:
The repair or replacement of any warranted part otherwise eligible for warranty coverage may be excluded from such warranty coverage if MTD Consumer Group
Inc demonstrates that the outdoor equipment engine has been abused, neglected, or improperly maintained, and that such abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance was the direct cause of the need for repair or replacement of the part. That notwithstanding, any adjustment of a component that has a factory installed,
and properly operating, adjustment limiting device is still eligible for warranty coverage. Further, the coverage under this warranty extends only to parts that were
present on the off-road engine and equipment purchased.
The following emission warranty parts are covered (if applicable):
(1) Fuel Metering System
• Cold start enrichment system (soft choke)
• Carburetor and internal parts (or fuel injection system)
• Fuel pump
• Fuel tank
(2) Air Induction System
• Air cleaner
• Intake manifold
(3) Ignition System
• Spark plug(s)
• Magneto ignition system
(4) Exhaust System
• Catalytic converter
• SAI (Reed valve)
(5) Miscellaneous Items Used in Above System
• Vacuum, temperature, position, time sensitive valves and switches
• Connectors and assemblies
(6) Evaporative Control
• Fuel hose
• Fuel hose clamps
• Tethered fuel cap
• Carbon canister
• Vapor lines
GDOC-100223 Rev. A
CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
tank m/Tank S ZERO-TURN COMMERCIAL RIDING MOWER
IMPORTANT: To obtain warranty coverage owner must present an
original proof of purchase and applicable maintenance records to the
servicing dealer. Please see the operator’s manual for information on
required maintenance and service intervals.
In the U.S.A.:
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box
361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, call 1-877-282- 8684
or log on to our website at www.cubcadet.com.
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased or leased and used in the
In Canada:
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, call 1-800668-1238 or log on to our website at www.mtdcanada.com.
United States and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD
Products Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased or
leased and used in Canada and/or its territories and possessions
(either entity respectively, “Cub Cadet”).
Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts,
Engines, Batteries and Attachments as described below) against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of three (3) years
commencing on the date of original retail purchase or lease and will,
at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to be
defective in materials or workmanship.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days or one hundred
(100) operation hours, whichever comes first, commencing on the
date of original retail purchase or lease. Normal wear parts include,
but are not limited to items such as: belts, blades, blade adapters,
grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, and tires.
Engines are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of
original retail purchase or lease.
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty against defects
in material and workmanship, with 100% replacement during the
first three months. After three months, the battery replacement
credit is based on the months remaining in the twelve (12) month
period dating back to the original date of original sale or lease. Any
replacement battery will be warranted only for the remainder of the
original warranty period.
Attachments — Cub Cadet warrants attachments for this product
against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1)
year, commencing on the date of the attachment’s original purchase
or lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items such as:
grass collectors and mulch kits.
This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been
operated and maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual
furnished with the product, and has not been subject to misuse,
abuse, neglect, accident, improper maintenance, alteration,
vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage because of other peril or
natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or use of any
part, accessory or attachment not approved by Cub Cadet for use
with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your warranty as
to any resulting damage. In addition, Cub Cadet may deny warranty
coverage if the hour meter, or any part thereof, is altered, modified,
disconnected or otherwise tampered with.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE AND APPLICABLE MAINTENANCE RECORDS,
through your local authorized service dealer. To locate the dealer in
your area:
Without limiting the foregoing, this limited warranty does not provide
coverage in the following cases:
a. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
b. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
c. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution.
d. Replacement parts and\or accessories that are not genuine Cub
Cadet parts.
e. Transportation charges and service calls.
There are no implied warranties, including without limitation any
implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. No warranties shall apply after the applicable period
of express written warranty above. No other express warranties
beyond those mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product, shall
bind Cub Cadet. The exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of
the product as set forth above. The terms of this warranty provide
the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale and/or lease
of the products covered hereby. Cub Cadet shall not be liable for
any incidental or consequential loss or damage including, without
limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn
care services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a
warranted product.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not
apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of
the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of
the product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability
for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others
and their property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the
product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
gift.
HOW LOCAL LAWS RELATE TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary in different jurisdictions.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019, Phone: 1-877-282-8684
MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, Phone: 1-800-668-1238
GDOC-100213 REV. A
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