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Cub Cadet series 200 LT 2180 Operator`s manual
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
SERIES 2000
TRACTOR
Model Number
LT 2180
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have
similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized
service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
CUB CADET LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019 [www.cubcadet.com]
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 770-10170C
(11/03)
Briggs & Stratton Corporation (B&S), the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
Emission Control Systems Warranty Statement(Owner’s Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations)
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY COVERAGE IS APPLICABLE TO CERTIFIED ENGINES PURCHASED IN CALIFORNIA IN 1995 AND THEREAFTER, WHICH ARE USED IN CALIFORNIA, AND TO CERTIFIED MODEL YEAR 1997 AND LATER ENGINES WHICH ARE PURCHASED AND
USED ELSEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES (AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 2001 IN CANADA).
California and United States Emission Control Defects Warranty Statement
The California Air Resources Board (CARB), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Briggs & Stratton are pleased to explain the Emission
Control Systems Warranty on your model year 2002 and later small off-road engine (SORE). In California, new small off-road engines must be designed,
built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. Elsewhere in the United States, new non-road, spark-ignition engines certified for
model year 1997 and later must meet similar strandards set forth by the U.S. EPA. B&S must warrant the emission control system on your engine for the
periods of time listed below, provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your small off-road engine.
Your emission control system includes parts such as the carburetor, air cleaner, ignition system, muffler and catalytic converter. Also included may be
connectors and other emission related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Briggs & Stratton will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you, including diagnosis, parts and labor.
Briggs & Stratton Emission Control Defects Warranty Coverage
Small off-road engines are warranted relative to emission control parts defects for a period of two years, subject to provisions set forth below. If any
covered part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced Briggs & Stratton.
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in the Operator’s Manual. Briggs & Stratton recommends that you retain all your receipts covering maintenance on your small off-road engine, but Briggs & Stratton cannot deny warranty solely
for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
As the small off-road engine owner, you should however be aware that Briggs & Stratton may deny you warranty coverage if your small off-road engine or
a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to an authorized Briggs & Stratton service dealer as soon as a problem exists. The undisputed warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact a B&S service representative at 1-414-259-5652.
The emission warranty is a defects warranty. Defects are judged on normal engine performance. The warranty is not related to an in-use emission test.
Briggs & Stratton Emission Control Defects Warranty Provisions
The following are specific provisions relative to your Emission Control Defects Warranty Coverage. It is in addition to the B&S engine warranty for nonregulated engines.
1.
Warranted Parts — Coverage under this warranty extends only to the parts listed below (the emission control systems parts) to the extent these
parts were present on the engine purchased.
a. Fuel Metering System
• Cold start enrichment system
• Carburetor and internal parts
• Fuel pump
b. Air Induction System
• Air cleaner
• Intake manifold
c. Ignition System
• Spark plug(s)
• Magneto ignition system
d. Catalyst System
• Catalytic converter
• Exhaust manifold
• Air injection system, Pulse valve
e. Miscellaneous Items
• Vacuum, temperature, position, time sensitive valves and switches
• Connectors and assemblies
2.
Length of Coverage — Briggs & Stratton warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser that the Warranted Parts shall be free from
defects in materials and workmanship which caused the failure of the Warranted Parts for a period of two years from the date the engine is
delivered to a retail purchaser.
3.
No Charge — Repair or replacement of any Warranted Part will be performed at no charge to the owner, including diagnostic labor which leads to
the determination that a Warranted Part is defective, if the diagnostic work is performed at an authorized Briggs & Stratton service dealer. For
emission warranty service contact your nearest authorized Briggs & Stratton service dealer as listed in the “Yellow Pages” under “Engines,
Gasoline,” “Gasoline Engines,” “Lawn Mowers,” or similar category.
4.
Claims and Coverage Exclusions — Warranty claims shall be filed in accordance with the provisions of the B&S Engine Warranty Policy. Warranty
coverage shall be excluded for failures of Warranted Parts which are not original Briggs & Stratton parts or because of abuse, neglect or improper
maintenance as set forth in the B&S Engine Warranty Policy. Briggs & Stratton is not liable to cover failures of Warranted Parts caused by the use
of add-on, non-original, or modified parts.
5.
Maintenance — Any Warranted Part which is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance or which is scheduled only for regular
inspection to the effect of “repair or replace as necessary” shall be warranted as to defects for the warranty period. Any Warranted Part which is
scheduled for replacement as required maintenance shall be warranted as to defects only for the period of time up to the first scheduled
replacement for that part. Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance of any
maintenance or repairs. The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance, as defined in the Operator’s Manual.
6.
Consequential Coverage — Coverage hereunder shall extend to the failure of any engine components caused by the failure of any Warranted Part
still under warranty.
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CONTENTS
Section
I
II
III
IV
V
Page
Section
2
3
4
7
8
8
8
9
14
18
23
33
VI
VII
Emission Control Systems Warranty ...
Tractor and Deck Preparation..............
Safe Operation Practices .....................
Product Graphics .................................
To The Owner ......................................
Calling Service Information ..................
Recording Model & Serial Number ......
Controls and Indicators ........................
Operation .............................................
Adjustments .........................................
Maintenance ........................................
Mower Deck .........................................
Page
Off-Season Storage .............................
Mowing.................................................
Optional Equipment and Accessories .
Maintenance Chart...............................
Trouble Shooting..................................
Lubrication Table .................................
Lubrication Guide.................................
Slope Gauge ........................................
Specifications.......................................
Warranty — Commercial Use .............
Warranty — Residential Use ...............
Maintenance Parts Chart ....................
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TRACTOR AND DECK PREPARATION
1. ATTACHING THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR
For shipping purposes, the mulching plug has been installed in the mower deck. The mulching plug must be
removed to install the chute deflector assembly.
WARNING
3. Positon the deflector assembly to align the holes of
its hinge bracket with the two hex cap screws and
slide the hinge bracket onto the screws. Secure
with the two bell washers and hex nuts.
NOTE: The crowned (rounded) surface of the
washers go toward the hex nuts.
4. Refer to SECTION V - MOWER DECK when reinstalling the mulching plug.
Do not operate the mower deck, even with the
mulching plug installed, unless the chute
defelector has been properly installed.
2. CONNECT THE BATTERY
1. Remove the wing nut and carriage bolt securing the
mulching plug to the deck and withdraw the plug
from the discharge opening of the deck.
WARNING
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
HEX NUTS
BELL
WASHERS
The tractor is shipped with an activated sealed battery.
The positive battery cable is factory connected. The
negative cable must be connected.
CARRIAGE
BOLT
WING NUT
Note: Make sure the ignition switch is in the "OFF" position before attaching the battery cables.
CHUTE
DEFLECTOR
1. Pull the protective cap off the negative terminal of
the battery, and remove the hex cap screw and nut
from the free end of the negative battery cable.
HEX CAP
SCREWS
MULCHING
PLUG
2. Connect the negative battery cable (heavy black)
and ground wire (green) to negative terminal (—)
of the battery using the hex cap screw and nut.
2. Remove the two hex nuts and bell washers from
the hex cap screws installed in the deck at the
chute opening.
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3. Slide the black terninal cover over the negative
terminal of the battery.
WARNING
•
•
•
The engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved
forest-covered, brush-covered, or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a
spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California, the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other States may have similar laws. Federal laws apply to federal lands. A spark arrester muffler is available
at your nearest engine authorized service center.
IMPORTANT
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF NOT FOLLOWED,
COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND
OTHERS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING
TO OPERATE YOUR UNIT. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT
IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL—
HEED ITS WARNING.
DANGER
I.
Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation
in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the
part of the operator can result in injury. This lawn mower is capable of amputating
hands and feet or throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
5. Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
GENERAL OPERATION
1. Read, understand and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the machine before starting. Keep
this manual in a safe place for future and regular
reference.
6. Never carry passengers.
7. Disengage the blades before shifting into reverse
and backing up. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
2. Only allow responsible individuals familiar with
the instructions to operate the machine. Know the
controls and how to stop the machine quickly.
8. Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not
operate the mower without either the entire grass
catcher or the chute guard in place.
3. Do not put hands or feet under the cutting deck or
near rotating parts.
9. Slow down before turning. Operate the machine
smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive
speed.
4. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys,
wire, etc. which could be picked up and thrown by
the blades. A small object may have been
overlooked and could be accidentally thrown by
the mower in any direction and cause injury to
you or a bystander. To help avoid a thrown
objects injury, keep children, animals, bystanders
and helpers at least 75 feet from the mower while
it is in operation. Always wear safety glasses with
side shields or safety goggles during operation or
while performing an adjustment or repair, to
protect eyes from foreign objects. Stop the blades
when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
10. Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off the blades, place the transmission
in neutral, set the parking brake, stop the engine
and remove key before dismounting.
11. Turn off blades when not mowing.
12. Stop the engine and wait until the blades come to
a complete stop before (a) removing the grass
catcher or unclogging chute, or (b) making any
repairs, adjusting or removing any grass or debris.
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DO:
13. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
14. Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
15. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways.
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
16. Use extra care when loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or truck. This unit should not
be driven up or down a ramp onto a trailer or truck
under power, because the unit could tip over
causing serious personal injury. The unit must be
pushed manually on a ramp to load or unload
properly.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough gear so that
you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Always keep the machine in gear when going down
slopes to take advantage of engine braking action.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine.
17. Never make a cutting height adjustment while the
engine is running if the operator must dismount to
do so.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front of
the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards,
which could cause serious injury.
18. Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and closefitting slacks and shirts. Do not wear loose fitting
clothes or jewelry. They can be caught in moving
parts. Never operate a unit in bare feet, sandals
or sneakers.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If the tires lose
traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
19. Check overhead clearance carefully before
driving under power lines, wires, bridges or low
hanging tree branches, before entering or leaving
buildings, or in any other situation where the
operator may be struck or pulled from the unit,
which could result in serious injury.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
20. Disengage all attachment clutches, thoroughly
depress the brake pedal and shift into neutral
before attempting to start the engine.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments.
The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
21. Your mower is designed to cut normal residential
grass of a height no more than 10”. Do not
attempt to mow through unusually tall, dry grass
(e.g. pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Debris may
build up on the mower deck or contact the engine
exhaust presenting a potential fire hazard.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause sliding.
DO NOT:
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
Do not use the grass catcher on steep slopes.
22. Use only accessories approved for this machine
by Cub Cadet. Read, understand and follow all
instructions provided with the approved
accessory.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert
to the presence of children. Children are often
attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
II. 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.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the operator.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part
of this manual to measure slopes before operating this
unit on a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than
15° as shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this
unit on that area or serious injury could result.
3. Before and when backing up, look behind and
down for small children.
2. Be alert and turn the machine off if children enter
the area.
4. Never carry children, even with the blades off.
Children may fall off and be seriously injured or
may interfere with safe machine operation.
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8. After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
remove the wire from the spark plug and
thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage.
Repair the damage before restarting and
operating the mower.
5. Never allow children under 14 years old to
operate the machine. Children 14 years and over
should only operate the machine under close
parental supervision and proper instruction.
6. Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure
your vision of a child or other hazard.
9. Grass catcher components are subject to wear,
damage and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For
your safety protection, frequently check the
components and replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts when necessary.
7. Remove the key when the machine is left
unattended to prevent unauthorized operation.
IV. SERVICE
1. Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
10. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blades or wear gloves, and use extra caution
when servicing blades.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow the engine to cool at least
two minutes before refueling.
c. Replace the fuel cap securely and wipe off any
spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may
cause a fire or explosion.
d. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of ignition.
e. Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel
vapors will accumulate in the area.
f. Never store the fuel container or machine
inside where there is an open flame or spark,
such as a gas hot water heater, space heater
or furnace.
11. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
12. Muffler, engine and belt guards become hot
during operation and can cause a burn. Allow to
cool down before touching.
13. Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine speeds
are dangerous.
14. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can
harm the environment and the ecology.
a. Prior to disposal, contact your local
Environmental
Protection
Agency
to
determine the proper method for disposing of
the waste. Recycling centers are established
to properly dispose of materials in an
environmentally safe fashion.
2. Never run a machine inside a closed area.
3. To reduce fire hazard, keep the machine free of
grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up
oil or fuel spillage. Allow the machine to cool at
least 5 minutes before storing.
b. Use proper containers when draining fluids.
Do not use food or beverage containers that
may mislead someone into drinking from
them. Properly dispose of the containers immediately following the draining of fluids.
4. Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make
certain the blade and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and
keep the wire away from the spark plug to prevent
accidental starting.
c.
5. Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also visually
inspect blades for damage (e.g., excessive wear,
bent, cracked). Replace with blades which meet
original equipment specifications.
DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the
ground, down a drain or into a stream, pond,
lake, or other body of water. Observe Environmental Protection Agency regulations when
disposing of oil, fuel, coolant, brake fluid, filters, batteries, tires and other harmful waste.
15. We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They
may cause damage to electrical components;
spindles; pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The
use of water will result in shortened life and
reduce serviceability.
6. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
the equipment is in safe working condition.
7. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly. Use all guards as
instructed in this manual.
WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who
read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
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PRODUCT GRAPHICS
Keep product safety graphics (decals) clean. Replace
any safety graphic that is damaged, destroyed, miss-
ing, painted over or can no longer be read. Replacement safety graphics are available through your
dealer.
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. BE FAMILIAR WITH CONTROLS BEFORE
STARTING ENGINE AND OPERATING.
2. SET CHOKE, MOVE THROTTLE TO MID
POSITION AND DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL.
3. TURN KEY TO THE START POSITION.
4. AFTER ENGINE STARTS OPEN CHOKE.
STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
1. DISENGAGE PTO AND SET PARKING BRAKE.
2. MOVE THROTTLE CONTROL TO MID
POSITION AND TURN KEY OFF.
! WARNING
• AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
• READ OPERATORS MANUAL AND ALL
WARNING
MACHINE.
LABELS
BEFORE
SAFETY GRAPHIC – LOCATED ON
LEFT SIDE OF MOWER DECK
USING
• GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
• AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
• DO NOT OPERATE UNIT WHERE IT COULD
SLIP OR TIP.
• IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP
PTO AND BACK DOWN HILL SLOWLY.
• DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR
OTHERS ARE AROUND.
• NEVER CARRY CHILDREN.
• LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND
WHILE BACKING.
• KEEP SAFETY DEVICES [GUARDS, SHIELDS,
AND SWITCHES] IN PLACE AND WORKING.
• REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE
THROWN BY THE BLADES.
• KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL
CONTROLS.
• BE SURE THE BLADES AND THE ENGINE
ARE STOPPED BEFORE PLACING HANDS
OR FEET NEAR BLADES.
• BEFORE
LEAVING
OPERATOR'S
POSITION, DISENGAGE PTO, ENGAGE
BRAKE LOCK, SHUT OFF ENGINE AND
REMOVE KEY.
DEFLECTOR and SAFETY GRAPHIC –
LOCATED ON RIGHT SIDE OF DECK
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING – LOCATED ON RIGHT
SIDE OF RUNNING BOARD
SAFETY GRAPHIC – LOCATED
ON LEFT SIDE OF DECK
HANDS AND FEET SAFETY GRAPHIC–
LOCATED ON DEFLECTOR CHUTE
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TO THE OWNER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new tractor. The information contained in this manual has been
prepared in detail to help you better understand the features, correct operation, adjustments, and maintenance of
your tractor. The performance and dependability of this tractor rely greatly on the manner in which it is operated and
maintained. Therefore, it is recommended that all operators of the tractor carefully read this manual and fully understand its operation. Also keep the manual available for reference to ensure proper operation, and that maintenance
procedures are performed as scheduled to assure the tractor’s optimal mechanical condition.
NOTE: All references to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR, unless specifically stated otherwise, indicate that relative position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the operator’s seat.
CAUTION: DO NOT tow your Model LT 2180 tractor. Towing may damage the transmission. Place the tractor on a
LEVEL SURFACE before pulling the transmission release lever to the disengaged position.
Your local authorized Cub Cadet dealer is interested in the performance you receive from your tractor, and with the
maintenance needed to ensure the satisfactory operation of your tractor. The dealer has trained service personnel
familiar with the latest servicing information, is equipped with the latest tools, and has a complete line of genuine
Cub Cadet service parts which assure proper fit and high quality.
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, and
specifications.
If you have difficulties with the tractor and/or equipment; have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance
of this equipment; or desire additional information not found in this manual, contact your nearest authorized Cub
Cadet dealer. If you need assistance in locating a dealer in your area, contact the Customer Dealer Referral Line by
calling:
1-877-282-8684
Or you may contact Cub Cadet via the internet by logging on to our Web Site at:
www.cubcadet.com
To obtain top performance and assure economical operation, the tractor should be inspected by your authorized
dealer periodically or at least once a year, depending on its hours of use. Before calling your dealer, make sure that
you have your model number(s) and manufacturing date available for the dealer.
RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION
Product identification plates are provided for major components of your tractor. The numbers on these plates are
important if your tractor should require dealer service, or if you need additional information on your tractor. Prior to
using your tractor for the first time, record the numbers from the identification plates in the appropriate spaces provided below.
The chassis model plate, showing the factory model number and Mfg. Date (See Figure 1) can be found on the
underside of the seat mounting base. Pivot the seat foward to locate the decal.
The engine serial number decal (See Figure 2) is located on the engine blower housing.
Hood Model
Delivery Date
Factory Model No.
Mfg. Date
Engine Model/Type
Code.
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
Model Number
Mfg. Date
Engine Label
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com
CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
Figure 1
Figure 2
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SECTION I. CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
Your Cub Cadet Tractor has been safety engineered.
This section gives a brief description of the function
and location of the various controls and indicators.
A
Thoroughly acquaint yourself with all the controls and
indicators before attempting to start or operate the
tractor.
B
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C
J
F
D
K
E
H
G
L
O
M
N
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
Low Oil Indicator
Hour Meter
Power Take-Off (PTO) Control Switch
Ignition/Light Switch
Throttle Control Lever
Choke Control
Brake Pedal Lock
Cruise Control Lever
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
P.
Q.
Figure 3
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Brake Pedal
Forward Control Pedal
Reverse Control Pedal
Lift Handle
Lift Height Indicator
Seat Adjustment Lever
Transmission Release Lever
Fuses (Not Shown)
Safety Interlock Switches (Not Shown)
A. LOW OIL INDICATOR
This indicator will illuminate when the engine oil level is
low. If this indicator illuminates, stop the tractor immediately and check the engine oil level. If the oil level is
within the operating range, but the light remains on,
contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
E. THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER
This lever controls the speed of the engine. When
set in a given position, the control cable will maintain
a uniform engine speed.
NOTE
When using power take-off operated equipment, best performance is achieved with the
throttle lever in the “FAST” position.
CAUTION
Operating the tractor with low oil level or pressure could result in severe engine damage.
This symbol shows slow position.
B. HOUR METER
The hour meter operates whenever the ignition key is
in the “ON” position. Record the actual hours of tractor
operation to ensure all maintenance procedures are
completed according to the schedule in this manual.
C. POWER TAKE–OFF (PTO) CONTROL SWITCH
The power take-off control switch operates the front
electric PTO clutch. Pull the switch knob to engage
(“RUN”), or push the knob to disengage (“OFF”) the
PTO clutch.
This symbol shows fast position.
F. CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control is operated manually. Pull the
knob out to ckoke the engine; push the knob in to
open the choke.
G. BRAKE PEDAL LOCK
D. IGNITION/LIGHT SWITCH
WARNING
WARNING
The hydrostatic transmission will not hold the
tractor on a hill. Normal internal leakage in the
transmission will allow the tractor to roll downhill. To avoid an accident and/or possible injury, engage the brake pedal lock.
To prevent accidental starting and/or battery
discharge, remove the key from the ignition
switch when the tractor is not in use.
The combination lights and ignition switch is a four
position switch. (See Figure 4)
The brake lock lever, located in the center of the
dash panel below the steering wheel, is identified
P
with the
symbol. Always engage the brake
pedal lock when dismounting the tractor. To engage
the brake pedal lock, depress the brake pedal and
push down on the brake pedal lock lever. Hold the
lever down while releasing the brake pedal. The lever should lock in the down position.
H. CRUISE CONTROL LEVER
Figure 4
The cruise control lever, located in the center of the
dash panel below the steering wheel, is identified with
the
symbol. This lever can be used to maintain a desired “foot free” forward speed in areas
where constant speed changes are not required. Refer to Section II- OPERATION for instructions on how
to use this feature.
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I.
BRAKE PEDAL
The brake pedal is located at the front of the right running board above the forward control pedal. Press
down to stop the tractor and disengage the cruise control. The brake pedal must be fully depressed to activate the safety interlock switch when starting the
tractor.
J. FORWARD CONTROL PEDAL
The forward control pedal is located at the front of the
right running board below the brake pedal. Slowly
press down on the pedal to start moving forward. The
forward ground speed of the tractor is directly affected
by the distance the pedal is depressed.
Figure 5
K. REVERSE CONTROL PEDAL
O. TRANSMISSION RELEASE LEVER
WARNING
The transmission release lever is located at the back of
the tractor in the rear drawbar. This lever disconnects
the hydro transmission pump from the rear axle to allow the unit to be pushed a short distance by hand.
Check behind the tractor to be sure the area is
clear of people, pets or obstacles. Use a slower
speed to maintain control of the tractor when
traveling in reverse.
The reverse control pedal is located in the right front
running board rearward of the the brake and forward
control pedals. Press the pedal downward to move in
reverse.
L. LIFT HANDLE
The lift handle is located in the left fender and is used
to raise and lower equipment used with the tractor. The
equipment can be set in any of six positions by depressing the top button on the handle, moving the handle to the desired position, then releasing the button. It
may be necessary to push or pull slightly on the handle
to depress the button. There is a lift assist spring which
reduces the effort needed to lift attachments. To adjust
spring tension refer to ADJUSTMENTS in Section III.
To disengage the transmission, pull back on the lever
until its locking flange is visible outside the drawbar,
then lift the lever up into the slot and release. To re-engage the transmission, pull back on the lever, drop out
of the slot and release.
P. FUSES
The fuses are located under the hood between the indicator lamps and the hour meter (see Figure 6). Fuses
are installed to protect the tractor’s electrical circuitry
and components from damage caused by excessive
amperage.
M. LIFT HEIGHT INDICATOR
The lift height indicator is located in the left fender and
indicates the height of the deck attachment when installed.
N. SEAT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
The seat adjustment lever (see Figure 5) is used to
move the seat forward or rearward into one of five positions. See ADJUSTING THE SEAT in Section III.
Figure 6
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Q.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SWITCHES
This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system
for the protection of the operator. If the interlock system should ever malfunction, do not operate the tractor. Contact your authorized Cub Cadet Dealer. The
safety interlock system prevents the engine from
cranking or starting unless the brake pedal is fully depressed, and the PTO switch is in the “OFF” position.
HOOD AND SIDE PANELS
The tractor hood is arranged to swing up and forward
for easy access to the engine compartment (see Figure 8). Whenever engine maintenance is required, the
side panels can be removed.
WARNING
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off
the engine if the operator leaves the seat before engaging the brake lock.
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off
the engine if the operator leaves the seat with the PTO
in the “RUN” position, regardless of whether the brake
lock is engaged. The PTO switch must be moved to the
“OFF” position to restart the engine.
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off
the PTO if the reverse control pedal is depressed with
the PTO in the “RUN” position. To re-engage the PTO,
release the reverse control pedal, move the PTO
switch to the “OFF” position, then again pull the switch
to the “RUN” position.
FUEL TANK
The fuel tank is located under the rear fender. The filler
cap is in the center/rear of the fender (see Figure 7).
If the engine has been recently run, the engine,
muffler and surrounding metal surfaces will be
hot and can cause burns to the skin. Allow the
tractor to cool and use caution when removing
the side panels.
To remove either the right or left side panel, refer to
Figure 8 and proceed as follows:
1. Engage the brake lock and raise the hood.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the rear wing nut and
upper front wing nut.
3. Grasp the side panel just behind the grille and pull
outward to release the side panel from the
tapered bushings on the grille.
4. Slide the side panel forward and out of the groove
in the dash panel.
To install either the right or left side panel, refer to Figure 8 and proceed as follows:
1. Slide the rear of panel into the groove in the dash
panel.
2. Position the notch of the rear side panel tab on
the threads of the bulkhead rod, between the
bulkhead and wing nut.
3. Press the slots of the front side panel flange onto
the tapered retainers, between the retainers and
the grille.
Figure 7
4. Tighten the rear and upper front wing nuts and
close the hood.
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UPPER FRONT
WING NUT
GRASP
REAR WING NUT
SIDE PANEL
REAR TAB
ON PANEL
RETAINER WITH
TAPERED GUIDE
GRILLE
GROOVE IN
DASH PANEL
GRASP
Figure 8
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SECTION II. OPERATION
6. Check the tire inflation pressures.
WARNING
Receive Instruction - Read the operator’s
manual. Learn to operate this machine
SAFELY. Don’t risk INJURY or DEATH.
1. Before starting the engine or beginning operation,
be familiar with the controls. The operator must be
seated, the PTO switch in the “OFF” position and
the brake pedal fully depressed.
2. Keep all shields in place. Keep away from moving
parts.
3. NO RIDERS! Keep all people and pets a safe
distance away. Look behind to both sides before
backing up.
7. Adjust the seat for operator’s maximum comfort,
visibility and for maintaining complete control of
the tractor.
8. Remove the side panels and clean any
accumulated grass and debris from the engine air
inlet screen. Also clean the dash air intake
screen, grille and side panels to ensure adequate
cooling.
9. Refer to the various sections of the Owner’s
Manual for additional information.
STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING
4. DO NOT direct the mower discharge at people.
5. Avoid slopes. Tractors can be rolled over.
For personal safety, the operator must be sitting
in the tractor seat when starting the engine.
6. Before leaving the operator’s seat: Shut off the
PTO, engage the brake pedal lock, shut off the
engine and remove the ignition key. Wait for all
movement to stop before servicing or cleaning.
WARNING
7. Do not fill the fuel tank when the engine is running
or while the engine is hot. Tighten the fuel cap
securely.
This unit is equipped with a safety inerlock
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 as described
below:
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
1. Before you operate the tractor, study this manual
carefully. It has been prepared to help you operate
and maintain your tractor with utmost efficiency.
2. Familiarize yourself with the operations of all the
instruments and controls.
3. This engine is certified to operate on unleaded
gasoline. Fill the fuel tank with only clean, fresh,
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 85 octane.
Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in a
quantity that can be used within 30 days to assure
fuel freshness.
In countries other than the U.S.A., leaded gasoline
may be used if it is commercially available and unleaded is not available.
NOTE: Some fuels, called oxygenated or reformulated
gasolines, are gasoline blended with alcohols or
ethers. Excessive amounts of these blends can damage the fuel system or cause performance problems.
Do not use gasoline which contains Methanol. If any
undesirable operating symptoms occur, use gasoline
with a lower percentage of alcohol or ether.
4. Check the engine and transmission oil levels.
5. Clean the air cleaner element if necessary.
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•
The safety interlock system prevents the engine from cranking or starting unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed and the PTO
clutch engagement switch is in the “OFF” position.
•
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the engine if the operator leaves
the seat before engaging the brake pedal
lock.
•
The safety interlock system will automatically disengage the PTO if the reverse control
pedal is pressed down with the PTO in the
“RUN” position. To re-engage the PTO, release the reverse control pedal, move the
PTO switch into the “OFF” position and then
engage the PTO while seated.
•
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the tractor engine if the operator
leaves the seat with the PTO in the “RUN”
position.
TRACTOR BREAK-IN PROCEDURE
1. Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat.
2. Pull choke control knob to full choke position.
Less choking may be necessary due to variations
in temperature, grade of fuel, etc. Little or no
choking will be needed when the engine is warm.
CAUTION
Never operate a new engine immediately
under full load. Break it in carefully as shown
in the table below.
3. Move the throttle lever to the “FAST” position.
4. Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
5. Fully depress the brake pedal.
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 5 seconds at a time. If
the engine does not start within this time, turn the
key “OFF” and wait a minute to allow the engine’s
starter motor to cool, then try again.
7. After the engine starts, slowly release the brake
pedal. As the engine warms up, gradually push
the choke control knob all the way in. Do not use
the choke to enrich the fuel mixture, except as
necessary to start the engine.
NOTE
Period
Engine Throttle
Control Lever
Position
1/2
1st hour
3/4
Full
X
None
X
2nd hour
Load
X
X
3rd through
12th hour
X
Light drawbar load
or
Mowing with tractor
at slow groundspeed
Medium drawbar
load
or
Normal mowing
COLD WEATHER STARTING
This engine is designed to give maximum
performance and service life if operated with the
choke fully open and the throttle in the “FAST”
position. To open the choke fully requires an
engine warmup period of several seconds to
several minutes, depending on the outdoor
temperature.
After starting the engine, push in the choke
control until the engine begins to run smoothly.
As the engine warms and begins to run roughly,
continue to push in the choke control as
necessary to keep the engine running smoothly
until the choke is fully depressed. Operating
equipment during engine warmup is not
recommended.
WARNING
Engine exhaust gases are dangerous. Do not
run the engine in a confined area such as a
storage building any longer than is necessary.
Immediately move the tractor outdoors.
WARNING
For personal safety, the operator must be sitting
in the tractor seat before starting the tractor.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
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:
CAUTION
Remove the key from the ignition switch to
prevent accidental starting or battery discharge
if the equipment is left unattended.
1. Pull the choke all the way out to full choke position.
Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position. Move the
throttle control lever between the “MID” and “FAST”
positions. Wait a moment to allow the engine speed to
stabilize, then turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
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2. Move the throttle control lever to the “FAST”
position.
3. Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
4. Fully depress the brake pedal.
5. Turn the ingnition key to the “START” position and
hold until the engine starts; however, do not crank
the engine continuously for more than 5 seconds
at a time. Once the engine starts, gradually adjust
the choke as needed to keep the engine running until
warmed up, then push the choke control all the way
in.
CAUTION
Do not use the forward or reverse control
pedals to change the direction of travel when
the tractor is in motion. Use the brake pedal to
bring the tractor to a stop before depressing
either the forward or reverse control pedal.
NOTE
If the engine fails to start after several attempts,
the engine may become flooded. If this
happens, wait a minute to allow the starter
motor to cool. Move the throttle control to the
“SLOW” position, push the choke in all the way
and momentarily crank the engine to help clear
the cylinders. With the throttle control in the
“SLOW” position and the choke all the way in,
turn the ignition key to the “START” position
while slowly pulling the choke out to a position
that will allow the engine to start. Gradually
adjust the choke as needed to keep the engine
running until warmed up, then push the choke
control all the way in.
a. To move forward, slowly depress the forward
control pedal until the desired speed is
achieved.
b. To move in reverse, check that the area behind is clear then fully depress the reverse
control pedal.
3. Using the cruise control lever.
NOTE
The cruise control feature can only be operated
in the forward direction.
a. Slowly depress the forward control pedal until
the desired speed is achieved.
DRIVING THE TRACTOR
b. Lightly push the cruise control lever downward
as far as possible and hold in this position.
CAUTION
c.
Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed and
sudden stops.
While continuing to hold the cruise lever down,
lift your foot from the forward control pedal
(you should feel the cruise latch engage).
d. If properly engaged, the cruise lever and forward control pedal should lock in the down position, and the tractor will maintain the same
forward speed.
CAUTION
e. Disengage the cruise control using one of the
following methods:
Do not leave the seat of the tractor without
disengaging the PTO, depressing the brake
pedal and engaging the brake pedal lock. If
leaving the tractor unattended, also turn the
ignition key off and remove the key.
•
•
•
NOTE
Depress the brake pedal to disengage the
cruise control and stop the tractor.
Lightly depress the forward control pedal.
Lift the cruise control lever upward.
NOTE
When using power take-off operated
equipment, best performance is achieved with
the throttle lever in the “FAST” position.
Although not recommended, depressing the
reverse pedal will also disengage the cruise
control.
1. Depress the brake pedal to release the brake pedal
lock and let the pedal up. Move the throttle lever to
the position where the engine operates best for the
load to be handled.
f.
2. Driving with forward or reverse pedals.
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To change to the reverse direction when operating with cruise control, depress the brake
pedal to disengage the cruise control and stop
the tractor; then depress the reverse control
pedal.
DRIVING ON SLOPES
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 55 to help determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
WARNING
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess
of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet
every 10 feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
1. Start and run the engine a few minutes to warm up.
2. With the mowing deck, snow thrower, etc. installed
and the engine running at approximately 50%
throttle, engage and disengage the clutch at ten
second intervals (ten seconds ON-ten seconds
OFF) five times. The engine choke may have to
be pulled out slightly to accomplish this.
3. Increase the engine speed to 75% throttle and
again engage and disengage the PTO clutch at
ten second intervals five times.
4. Make certain the PTO is disengaged and stop the
engine.
WARNING
Operate the PTO clutch as follows:
Operate the tractor up and down slopes, never
across slopes. Always drive up or down the face
of a slope. Do not drive so that the tractor may
tip over sideways .
1. Move the throttle control lever to approximately the
mid throttle position.
Before operating the tractor on any slope, walk the
slope to look for possible hazards such as rocks.
mounds, ruts, stumps or other surface irregularities
which could cause the tractor to be upset.
3. Advance the throttle lever to the operating speed
(full engine speed).
2. Pull the PTO switch to the “RUN” position.
Back the tractor with implement up the steepest portion
of each slope you intend to work. If the tractor cannot
negotiate the slope in reverse, the slope is too steep to
be worked.
Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must be
made, turn down the slope. Turning up a slope greatly
increases the chance of a roll over.
Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is necessary to stop while driving up a slope, start up smoothly
and carefully to reduce the possibility of flipping the
tractor over backward.
STOPPING THE TRACTOR
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.
5. The PTO clutch cannot be operated when the
tractor is driving in the reverse direction. The PTO
switch must in the “OFF” position when the
reverse control pedal is depressed, or the PTO
clutch will automatically disengage. To re-engage
the PTO clutch, release the reverse control pedal,
move the PTO switch to the “OFF” position, then
again pull the switch to the “RUN” position.
DRAWBAR
Drawbar type equipment must be hitched to the tractor
only at the hitch hole in the drawbar (See Figure 9).
CAUTION
Always engage the brake pedal lock, push the
PTO switch to the “OFF” position, lower the
equipment and shut off the engine before
dismounting. Never try to start the engine while
standing on the ground.
Fully depress the brake pedal to bring the tractor to a
complete stop (and disengage the cruise control), engage the brake pedal lock, disengage the PTO, turn
the ignition switch to “OFF’” and remove the key from
the switch before dismounting.
OPERATING THE POWER TAKE-OFF (PTO) CLUTCH
Before operating the new clutch under load (mowing
grass, etc.), perform the following break-in procedure:
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Figure 9
SECTION III. ADJUSTMENTS
This section contains adjustment information for the
Model LT 2180 tractor. Adjustment information for the
42-inch deck is located in Section V – Mower Deck
beginning on page 33.
ADJUSTING THE SEAT
WARNING
Do not adjust the seat when the tractor is
moving. Adjusting the seat while the tractor is
moving could cause the operator to lose control
of the tractor.
Before starting the tractor, adjust the seat forward or
rearward to the most comfortable driving position. To
reposition the seat, move the seat adjustment lever
(see Figure 10) upward and slide the seat forward or
rearward. Release the adjustment lever when the seat
is comfortably positioned. Gently rock the seat forward
or rearward to be sure the seat is locked in place.
To adjust the braking force, refer to Figure 11 and
proceed as follows:
1. Place the tractor on a level surface with the brake
pedal lock disengaged. Stop the tractor engine
and remove the ignition key.
2. While working from the underside of the tractor,
facing the threaded end of the rod:
•
Remove the internal cotter pin from the brake
rod adjustment ferrule and disconnect the ferrule from the brake cam.
• Loosen the hex jam nut from against the ferrule.
To increase the braking force—
Turn the ferrule clockwise (inward) one full turn at
a time until the ferrule can be inserted into the
brake cam while applying a minimal tension on
the spring.
To decrease the braking force—
Turn the ferrule counterclockwise (outward) one
full turn at a time until the ferrule can be inserted
into the brake cam while applying a minimal
tension on the spring.
3. Turn the ferrule counterclockwise (outward) one
full turn to release the slight spring tension.
Tighten the jam nut against the ferrule, then insert
the ferrule into the brake cam and secure with the
intenal cotter pin.
BRAKE
CAM
HEX JAM NUT
ADJUSTMENT
FERRULE
INTERNAL
COTTER PIN
Figure 10
BRAKE ROD
ADJUSTING THE BRAKES
During normal operation of this tractor, the brakes are
subject to wear and will need periodic examination and
adjustment.
SPRING
To check the brake adjustment, position the tractor on
a firm and level surface. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key. Pull and lock the transmission
release lever in the “TRANSMISSION RELEASED”
position. Perform the following checks:
1. Engage the brake pedal lock. If the tractor can be
pushed forward or rearward, the braking force
must be increased.
2. Release the brake pedal lock. If the tractor cannot
be pushed forward or rearward, the braking force
must be decreased.
Figure 11. Viewed from top (fender off).
Recheck the brake adjustment to ensure proper brake
operation before operating the tractor. If brake rod
adjustment does not correct the problem, see your
authorized Cub Cadet dealer.
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WHEEL ALIGNMENT
The front wheels should toe-in approximately 1/8 to
1/4 inch, as measured across dimensions A and B
shown in Figure 12.
PERPENDICULAR
TO FRAME
5. Disconnect the front ball joints from the steering
arms by removing the hex lock nuts (Refer to
Figure 13). Manually move each wheel to achieve
the required toe-in and equal D measurements.
6. Loosen the jam nuts from the ball joints (See
Figure 13).
LOWER
STEERING
ARM
BALL JOINT
JAM NUT
TIE ROD
HEX
LOCK
NUT
STEERING
ARM
Figure 13
Figure 12. Viewed from beneath the tractor.
7. Making sure not to move the lower steering arm or
either wheel, turn the ball joint in or out on each tie
rod as necessary to align with the hole in each
steering arm.
FRONT WHEEL ADJUSTMENT
WARNING
8. Reinstall the ball joints in the steering arms and
secure with the hex lock nuts. Tighten the jam nuts
against the ball joints.
Place the tractor on a firm and level surface.
To adjust the toe-in, proceed as follows:
PIVOT BAR ADJUSTMENT
1. Check the lower steering arm to ensure it is
perpendicular to the tractor frame (See Figure 12).
2. Place a mark at the same spot on both front
wheels; preferably the inner bead flange of the
wheel rims.
3. Rotate the wheels to position the marks at the front
horizontal diameter of the wheels, then measure
the distance between the marks and the bottom
edges of the tractor frame channels (See
measurement D in Figure 12). These two
measurements should be equal.
4. While holding the steering arms to prevent the
steering knuckles from moving, rotate the marks to
the rear horizontal diameter. Measure the distance
between the marks and the frame (See
measurement C in Figure 12). Measurement D
should be approximately 1/16 to 1/8 inch less than
measurement C on each side of the tractor.
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CAUTION
The tractor should be checked every 50 hours
of operation for play between the frame axle
channel and the pivot axle.
Check and adjust the pivot axle as follows:
1. Raise the front ot the tractor and set it on jack
stands, so the front wheels are suspended above
the ground.
CAUTION
For safety, block the rear wheels to prevent the
tractor from rolling and tipping or sliding the jack
stands.
2. Pivot the ends of the axle up and down to check for
binding. If the axle is binding, loosen the lock nuts
(See Figure 14) until binding is eliminated.
WARNING
Place the tractor on a firm and level surface and
chock the front wheels before raising the rear
wheels from the ground. Use jack stands to
support the rear of the tractor when raised.
PIVOT AXLE
ADJUSTMENT BOLTS
LOCK
NUT
2. Raise the rear of the tractor, so that the rear tires are
at least one inch above the surface, and set it on
jack stands. Make certain the jack stands are positioned to balance the tractor and prevent tipping.
A
A
WARNING
LOCK
NUTS
FRAME AXLE
CHANNEL
The operator presence safety circuit will stop
the engine if the seat is empty when the brake
pedal is released. If an assistant is seated when
adjusting the neutral setting, use extreme
caution to prevent the tractor from tipping or
rolling. Similar precautions should be taken with
any other method of over-riding the safety
circuit, such as placing a weight in the seat.
Never operate the tractor with the safety circuit
disabled.
PIVOT
AXLE
SECTION A-A
Figure 14
3. Grasping the ends of the pivot axle, attempt to
move each end of the axle forward and rearward
to check for side play between the axle and frame
channel. If play is present, gradually tighten the
lock nuts until play is minimized.
3. Carefully start the tractor engine and release the
parking brake. Observe both rear wheels for
rotation in either direction.
4. If wheel rotation is observed, adjust the neutral
setting as follows:
a. Disconnect the rear control rod from the
control arm by removing the hairpin cotter from
the pivot sleeve (Refer to Figure 15).
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until minimum play without
binding is achieved.
b. If wheel rotation stops when the rod is
disconnected, check and readjust the control
rod per the instructions below.
5. Raise the front of the tractor, remove the jack
stands, and lower the tractor to the ground.
Remove the blocks from the rear wheels.
c.
If wheel rotation continues, loosen the locknut
securing the hex cap screw and centering
spacer to the neutral bracket (See Figure 15).
d. If the rotation is in the forward direction, slide
the centering spacer rearward until the wheels
just begin to rotate in the reverse direction.
Then slowly slide the spacer slightly forward
until wheel rotation stops.
HYDROSTATIC NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The following adjustments will be necessary if the
tractor creeps forward or rearward when neither the
forward nor reverse pedals are depressed.
e. If the rotation is in the reverse direction, slowly
slide the centering spacer slightly forward until
rotation stops.
Checking the Transmission Neutral Setting
To check and adjust the transmission neutral setting,
proceed as follows:
f.
1. Drive the tractor for approximately 5-10 minutes to
warm up the transmission, then stop the engine
and engage the parking brake.
Carefully tighten the hex cap screw and
locknut, making certain the centering spacer
does not move.
g. Stop the engine and engage the parking
brake.
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3
2
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Front Control Rod
Rear Control Rod
Hex Tap Screw
Pivot Sleeve
Neutral Arm
Control Arm
Hex Cap Screw
Centering Spacer
Neutral Bracket
Hairpin Cotter
(Not Shown)
5
1
10
6
CONTROL
CAM
5
7
8
9
Figure 15.
Adjusting the Control Rod
ADJUSTING LIFT ASSIST SPRING TENSION
After completing the previous steps (1 thru 4) for
checking neutral setting, adjust the control rod ( See
Figure 15) as follows:
The effort required to operate the implement lift handle
can be varied by loosening or tightening the lift assist
spring adjusting bolt (See Figure 16). The bolt can be
accessed from the rear of the tractor, inside the left
rear wheel. Turning the adjusting bolt clockwise will
decrease the manual effort required for lifting
attachments; turning counterclockwise will increase
the effort needed to lift the attachment.
NOTE
The brake pedal lock MUST be engaged to
properly adjust the control rod.
1. Loosen, but do not remove, the hex tap screws
that fasten the front and rear control rods together.
LIFT ASSIST
SPRING
2. While making certain to not move the front control
rod, control cam or control arm (See Figure 15),
slide the rear control rod in the direction necessary
to directly align the pin of the pivot sleeve with the
lower hole of the control arm.
3. Insert the pivot sleeve pin into the control arm and
secure with the hairpin cotter, then tighten the hex
tap screws. Make sure to maintain the adjusted
position of the control rods when tightening the
screws.
4. Raise the rear of the tractor, remove the jack
stands and lower the tractor.
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ADJUSTING
BOLT
Figure 16
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS
2. With the engine running, place the throttle control
in the “SLOW” position.
WARNING
3. Rotate the carburetor throttle lever against the idle
speed screw and hold it (See Figure 17).
When making adjustments to the carburetor
while the engine is running, disengage the PTO
clutch and engage the brake pedal lock. Keep
clear of all moving parts and be careful of all hot
surfaces. Carbon monoxide fumes can be fatal!
Do not make any adjustments to the carburetor
in a confined area such as a storage building.
Move the tractor outside into the open air.
The carburetor on the engine is low emission. The high
idle is set at the factory and cannot be adjusted. The
carburetor is equipped with an idle speed adjustment
screw, and an idle mixture valve that has an adjustment limiter which allows some adjustment.
4. Turn the idle speed screw to obtain 1300 to 1500
RPM.
5. While still holding the carburetor throttle lever
against the idle speed screw, turn the idle mixture
valve screw (with limiter cap) midway between
limits.
Readjust the idle speed to 1200 RPM. Release the
carburetor throttle lever. Move the throttle control to the
“FAST” position. The engine should accelerate
smoothly. If it does not, readjust the idle mixture valve
slightly counterclockwise. DO NOT remove the limiter
cap. DO NOT force beyond the limit.
IDLE
SPEED
SCREW
If the engine does not operate properly and the
problem appears to be fuel system related, check the
following areas before adjusting the carburetor: Refer
to MAINTENANCE section.
•
•
•
•
•
Check for fuel in fuel tank
Check fuel cap vent for blockage
Check fuel line for pinched or obstructed areas
Check for fuel filter blockage
Check for a clogged air filter
If, however, the engine is hard-starting or runs roughly
or stalls at low idle speed, it may be necessary to
adjust or service the carburetor. Minor carburetor
adjustment may also be needed to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature or altitude.
CARBURETOR
IDLE
THROTTLE
MIXTURE
LEVER
VALVE
The air filter element and cover plate must be assembled to the carburetor when running the engine.
LIMITER
CAP
Figure 17
NOTE
NOTE
Carburetor adjustments should be made only
after the engine has warmed up.
Engines operated at approximately 3000 to
5000 feet (900 to 1500 meters) above sea level
may require a high altitude carburetor main jet.
If erratic performance is observed, contact your
Authorized Engine Dealer for a high altitude
main jet.
Adjust the carburetor idle fuel mixture as follows:
1. Start the engine and warm up approximately 5
minutes before adjusting.
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Control Adjustments
To adjust the choke control, remove the air cleaner.
Move the choke control to the full choke position. The
carburetor choke should be completely closed (See
Figure 18). If not, loosen the casing clamp screw.
Move the casing, wire and engine choke lever in the
direction shown until the choke is completely closed.
Tighten the casing clamp screw and replace the air
cleaner.
To adjust the throttle control, remove the air cleaner.
Move the the throttle control to the “FAST” position.
The swivel should be against the throttle stop (See Figure 19). If not, loosen the casing clamp screw. Move
the casing and wire in the direction shown by the arrow
until the swivel is against the throttle stop. Tighten the
casing clamp screw and replace the air cleaner.
SWIVEL
CHOKE
CLOSED
WIRE AND
CASING
CASING CLAMP
SCREW
THROTTLE
STOP
Figure 19
The adjustable governor control was set at the factory.
If adjustment is required, consult your Authorized Cub
Cadet Service Dealer.
CASING CLAMP SCREW
Figure 18
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SECTION IV. MAINTENANCE
ENGINE OIL
The engine oil must be drained and replaced with new
oil after the firsr 5 to 8 hours of engine operation and
then after every 50 hours of operation.
To aid starting, the selection of crankcase lubricating
oils should be based on the lowest anticipated
temperatures until the next scheduled oil change.
NOTE
Check the oil level only while the engine is
stopped and the tractor is level.
Use high quality detergent Engine Oil meeting API
Service Classification SG, SH, SJ or higher.
OIL LEVEL
DIPSTICK
For oil change intervals of 50 hours, use the following
oil viscosity chart to determine the correct oil to use in
the engine.
OIL VISCOSTY CHART
-20°C -10°C
0°C
10°C
20°C
30°C
40°C
FULL
SAE30**
5W-30,10W-30*
Synthetic 5W-30, 10W-30
-4°F
14°F
32°F
50°F
68°F
86°F
104°F
Figure 20
* Using multi grade oils (5W-30, 10W-30) in temperatures
above 40°F (4°C) will increase oil consumption.
Check the oil more when using them.
CAUTION
** Use of SAE 30 oil in temperatures below 40°F (4°C)
will result in hard starting and possible engine bore
damage due to inadequate lubrication.
Regularly check the oil level of the engine crankcase to
see that it is filled to the correct level. Always keep the
oil level up to the “FULL” mark on the dipstick. When
checking the oil level, the engine should be cold, the
dipstick must be withdrawn and wiped clean, then
pushed fully into the tube before being withdrawn for a
true reading.
CHECKING THE OIL LEVEL
Before each use, the oil level of the engine crankcase
should be checked to see that it is filled to the correct
level. Close monitoring of the oil level during the first 10
hours of operation of the engine is especially
important. Before checking the oil level, clean the area
around the oil level dipstick to prevent debris from
entering the crankcase. Always keep the oil level up to
the “FULL” mark on the dipstick (See Figure 20). When
checking the oil level, the engine must be cold, the
dipstick must be withdrawn and wiped clean, then
pushed fully into the tube before being withdrawn for a
true reading.
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The dipstick must be inserted securely in the
dipstick tube when the engine is operating.
Severe engine damage could result from failure
to do so.
ADDING OIL
CAUTION
Never overfill the engine crankcase. The engine
may overheat and/or damage may result if the
crankcase is below the “LOW” mark or over the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick. For best results, fill
to the “FULL” mark on the dipstick as opposed
to adding a given quantity of oil. Always check
the level on the dipstick before adding more oil.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the proper type of oil to add to the
crankcase.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
2. Clean the area around the oil filler cap to prevent
debris from entering the crankcase. See Figure 21.
The oil filter is located behind the left side panel and is
mounted on the engine (See Figure 22).
OIL
FILLER
CAP
ENGINE OIL
FILTER
Figure 21
3. Unscrew the oil filler cap from the right valve cover
and SLOWLY pour in oil (See Figure 21). Fill the
crankcase until the oil level reaches the “FULL”
mark on the dipstick (Refer to Figure 20).
OIL DRAIN
VALVE
FLEXIBLE
TUBING
4. Reinstall the oil filler cap by screwing it securely
into the valve cover.
PLASTIC
CAP
Figure 22
CAUTION
The oil filler cap must be tightened securely
into the valve cover at all times when the
engine is operating. Severe engine damage
could result from failure to do so.
Run the engine for a few minutes to allow the oil in the
crankcase to warm up. Warm oil will flow more freely
and carry away more of the engine sediment which
may have settled at the bottom of the crankcase. Use
care to avoid burns from hot oil. While the engine oil is
warm, proceed as follows:
DRAINING OIL AND REPLACING OIL FILTER
The engine oil should be changed after the first 5 to 8
hours of operation. Then oil should be changed after
every 50 hours of operation.
NOTE
A 12 inch length of flexible tubing is supplied in
the owner’s manual package and should be
used to drain the engine oil.
WARNING
If the tractor has recently been operated, the
engine and surrounding areas may be hot. Use
caution not to burn yourself when removing the
side panels, draining the oil from the crankcase,
and changing the oil filter.
NOTE
The oil filter should be changed at every oil
change interval. The filters can be obtained
through your Cub Cadet dealer under part
number BS-492932.
Refer to the MAINTENANCE CHART and the
LUBRICATION TABLE for information regarding the
frequency of required oil changes and the quantity and
type of oil needed.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
2. Clean around the base of the oil filter, the oil filler
cap, and the dipstick tube to prevent debris from
entering the crankcase.
3. Unseat the plastic dust cap from the engine oil
drain valve. To prevent loss of the cap, do not
remove the cap’s retaining ring from the drain
valve (Refer to Figure 22). Remove the dipstick.
4. Attach the flexible tubing (supplied in owner’s
manual package) to the drain valve. Place an
appropriate container below the open end of the
tubing to collect the old oil.
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5. To open the drain valve, push it slightly inward and
turn it counterclockwise until it stops, then pull it
outward. Allow the old oil to completely drain from
the engine crankcase into the container below.
6. Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise
using an automotive type filter wrench to loosen.
7. Push the drain valve it inward, turn clockwise until
it stops and then release it to close the valve.
8. Remove the flexible tubing from the drain valve.
Clean the tubing and store in a safe place for future
use.
9. Clean the drain valve and push the plastic dust cap
onto the valve.
10. Apply a light coating of clean oil on the gasket of
the new oil filter. Thread the filter on by hand until
the gasket contacts the oil filter adapter, then
tighten the filter an additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
Refer to FILLING THE CRANKCASE and to the
LUBRICATION TABLE then refill the crankcase with
the quantity and type of oil specified.
4. Securely screw the oil filler cap into the valve
cover and the dipstick into the tube.
CAUTION
The oil fill cap and dipstick must be tightened
securely when the engine is operating.
Severe engine damage could result from failure
to do so.
5. Start the tractor engine and allow it to run for 30
seconds, then stop the engine and remove the
ignition key.
6. Check the oil level and add oil if necessary. do not
overfill the engine crankcase.
7. Check the oil filter and drain valve for leaks.
CHECKING TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL
NOTE
Check the oil level only while the engine is
stopped and the tractor is level.
FILLING THE CRANKCASE
Check the oil level of the transmission case before
each use to see that it is filled to the correct level.
Before checking the transmission oil level, clean the
area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to prevent debris
from entering the transmission case. Always keep the
oil level between the “FULL” and the “ADD” marks on
the dipstick (See Figure 23). When checking the oil
level, the dipstick must be withdrawn and wiped clean,
then inserted all the way before being withdrawn for a
true reading.
CAUTION
Never overfill the engine crankcase. The engine
may overheat and/or damage may result if the
crankcase is below the “LOW” mark or over the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick. For best results, fill
to the “FULL” mark on the dipstick as opposed
to adding a given quantity of oil. Always check
the level on the dipstick before adding more oil.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the oil capacity and the proper type of oil to
pour into the crankcase.
OPERATING
RANGE
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
TRANSMISSION
DIPSTICK
2. Clean the area around the oil filler cap and the
dipstick to prevent debris from entering the
crankcase.
3. Remove the oil filler cap from the valve cover and
SLOWLY pour in oil. The oil capacity is
approximately 1-1/2 quarts. Fill the crankcase until
the oil level reaches the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick (Refer to Figure 20).
Figure 23
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1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
ADDING TRANSMISSION OIL
CAUTION
2. Clean the area around the transmission drain plug
to prevent debris from entering the transmission
case. Remove the drain plug and allow the
transmission oil to drain into a clean container
having a capacity of more than 7 quarts. Reinstall
the drain plug (Refer to Figure 24).
Never overfill the transmission case. Damage
or leakage may result if the oil level in the
transmission case is below the “ADD” mark or
over the “FULL” mark of the dipstick.For best
results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the dipstick as
opposed to adding a given quantity of oil.
Always check the level on the dipstick before
adding more oil.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the proper type of oil to add to the
transmission case.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
2. Clean the area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the transmission
case.
3. Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick from the oil fill port
and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill port. Fill the
transmission case until the oil level reaches the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick (Refer to Figure 23).
4. Reinstall the oil fill plug/dipstick securely into the
oil fill port.
CAUTION
TRANSMISSION
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 24
CAUTION
The oil fill plug/dipstick must be installed
securely into the fill port at all times when
the engine is operating.
If the transmission oil is to be re-used, cover the
container holding the drained oil to prevent
contamination. Contaminated transmission oil
can damage the hydro transmission.
HYDROSTATIC DRIVE OIL FILTER
3. Clean around the base of the transmission oil filter
and remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise
(Refer to Figure 25).
CAUTION
Never overfill the transmission case. Damage
or leakage may result if the oil level in the
transmission case is below the “ADD” mark or
over the “FULL” mark of the dipstick. For best
results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the dipstick as
opposed to adding a given quantity of oil.
Always check the level on the dipstick before
adding more oil.
Refer to the MAINTENANCE CHART for information
regarding the frequency of the hydrostatic
transmission oil filter replacement. The filter can be
obtained through your Cub Cadet dealer under the part
number 923-3014.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the oil capacity and the proper type of oil to
pour into the transmission case.
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TRANSMISSION
OIL FILTER
Figure 25
4. Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to the
gasket of the new filter. Install the filter by turning
it clockwise, by hand, until the gasket contacts the
filter base on the transmission housing; then
tighten the filter an additional 1/2 turn.
CLIPS
COVER
KNOB
5. Clean the area around the transmission oil fill
plug/dipstick to prevent debris from entering the
transmission case.
PLATE
PAPER ELEMENT
6. Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick from the oil fill port
and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill port. Fill the
transmission case until the oil level reaches the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick (Refer to Figure 22).
PRE-CLEANER
7. Reinstall the oil fill plug/dipstick securely into the
oil fill port.
8. Start the engine and allow it to run for a few
minutes. Shut the engine off, then check for leaks
and re-check the oil level in the transmission case.
BODY
Figure 26. Air Cleaner Assembly.
4. Reinstall the foam precleaner over the paper
element.
CAUTION
5. Reinstall the air cleaner cover and reattach the
cover clips to both sides of the air cleaner body.
The oil fill plug/dipstick must be installed
securely into the fill port at all times when
the engine is operating.
Servicing the Paper Element
AIR CLEANER
Check the air cleaner daily or before starting the
engine. Check for loose or damaged components and
check the condition of the filter element. Remove any
buildup of dirt and debris in the air cleaner housing.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often under
extremely dusty or dirty conditions), inspect the paper
element. Replace the element as necessary.
1. Unhook the clips on both sides of the air cleaner
cover and remove the air cleaner cover (See
Figure 26).
2. Remove the foam precleaner by sliding it up off the
paper element (See Figure 26).
NOTE
3. Remove the knob and element cover plate, then
carefully lift out the paper air filter element to
prevent debris from entering the carburetor.
Operating the engine with loose or damaged air
cleaner components will allow unfiltered air into
the carburetor, causing extensive wear and
eventual failure of the engine.
Servicing the Precleaner
Wash the foam precleaner after every 25 hours of
operation (more often under extremely dusty or dirty
conditions).
1. Unhook the clips on both sides of the air cleaner
cover and remove the air cleaner cover (See
Figure 26).
2. Remove the foam precleaner by sliding it up off the
paper element (See Figure 26).
3. Wash the precleaner in warm water with
detergent. Rinse the precleaner thoroughly until all
traces of the detergent are eliminated. Squeeze
out (do not wring) excess water in a dry cloth.
Allow the precleaner to air dry.
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4. Do not wash the paper element or use pressurized
air, as this will damage the element. Replace a
dirty, bent or damaged element. Handle new
elements carefully; do not use if the sealing
surfaces are bent or damaged.
5. When servicing the air cleaner, check the air
cleaner body. Make sure it is secured and not bent
or damaged. Also check the element cover plate
for damage or improper fit. Replace all damaged
air cleaner components.
6. Reinstall the paper element, foam precleaner,
cover plate and knob. Reinstall the air cleaner
cover and reattach the cover clips to both sides of
the air cleaner body.
Properly cleaned and installed air cleaner elements
significantly contribute to prolonging engine life.
CLEANING ENGINE
This tractor has an air-cooled engine. Air must be able
to circulate freely around the engine through the
flywheel screen, through the cooling shrouds and over
the fins of the cylinder head and cylinder block (See
Figure 27). Keep these areas free of accumulated dirt
and debris to keep the engine from overheating and
possibly causing extensive engine damage. Regularly
clean the inside of the side panels, dash intake screen
and grille to ensure adequate cooling. If debris has
accumulated inside the cooling shrouds, the blower
housing and cooling shrouds should be removed and
the cooling fins cleaned.
CLEAN
Figure 28
CAUTION
NOTE
Keep the muffler area clean. Before running the
engine, clean the muffler area to remove all
combustible debris. Inspect the muffler area often
when mowing during the Fall season
This machine is designed to cool properly with
the side panels in place. Operating without the
panels could cause premature accumulation of
dirt and debris on the engine, resulting in
inadequate cooling.
SPARK PLUG
WARNING
To avoid possible injury, be sure the engine is
off and has cooled before making any
adjustments or repairs.
NOTE
CLEAN
Remove all dirt from around the spark plug
before removing. Always use a spark plug
wrench to remove the spark plugs
Check the spark plug gap and clean the plug yearly.
Replace a worn plug with a new plug. Set the spark
plug gap at .030 inch (See Figure 29). Tighten the plug
to 10-15 ft-lbs. See your authorized dealer for the
correct replacement plug.
CLEAN
.030 in. gap
Figure 27
To assure smooth operation, keep the governor
linkage, springs and controls free of debris (See Figure
28).
Figure 29
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FUEL FILTER
WARNING
Do not replace the fuel filter when engine is hot.
The engine is equipped with an inline fuel filter.
Visually inspect the filter periodically for a build-up of
residue inside the filter body, and for a dirty element
which can be indicated by discoloration. Replace the
fuel filter when dirty.
HEADLIGHTS
Refer to SPECIFICATIONS when replacement of a
headlight bulb is necessary.
WARNING
5. With the terminals pointing upward, align the tab of
the socket with the notch of the reflector. Push the
socket inward and turn as follows to lock:
• Left headlight — appoximately 1/4 turn clockwise.
• Right headlight — approximately 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
6. Connect the wire harness leads to the appropriate
socket terminals.
FUSES
Always use the same capacity fuse for replacement.
Refer to SPECIFICATIONS. If the electrical system
does not function, check the fuses.
To replace a fuse, pull the old fuse from the fuse holder
and install the new fuse.
GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
Allow the engine and surrounding surfaces to
cool before changing the headlight bulbs.
WARNING
Replace headlight bulbs as follows: (See Figure 30)
1. Unplug the wire harness leads from the headlight
socket terminals. Note which wire connects to
each terminal before disconnecting.
2. Rotate the socket assembly as follows to remove
from the reflector housing:
• Left headlight — appoximately 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
• Right headlight — approximately 1/4 turn clockwise.
3. Push the bulb inward and turn counterclockwise to
remove from the socket.
SOCKET TAB
a. Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
Hands after handling.
b. 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.
c.
If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it with clean
water, then neutralize with a solution of
ammonia/water or baking soda/water.
d. NEVER connect (or disconnect) battery
charger clips to the battery while the charger is
turned on, as it can cause sparks.
e. Keep all sources of ignition (cigarettes,
matches, lighters) away from the battery. The
hydrogen gas generated during charging can
be combustible.
TERMINAL
f.
As a further precaution, only charge the
battery in a well ventilated area.
SOCKET
ALWAYS SHIELD EYES AND PROTECT SKIN AND
CLOTHING WHEN WORKING NEAR BATTERIES.
REFLECTOR
HOUSING
REFLECTOR
NOTCH
DANGER
Figure 30
4. Align a locking post of the bulb base with the notch
in the socket, then push the bulb inward and turn
clockwise to lock
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Batteries contain sulfuric acid and may emit
explosive gases. use extreme caution when
handling batteries. Keep batteries out of the
reach of children.
Battery Installation:
1. Connect the Positive cable.
2. Connect the Negative cable.
MAINTENANCE OF BATTERY
The tractor is shipped with a wet battery — the battery
acid has already been added and the battery sealed.
Although the battery is maintenance free, the following
care should be taken when handling the battery and to
assure its proper life cycle.
To replace the battery, proceed as follows:
1. Remove the negative cable from the negative
terminal of the battery, then remove the positive
cable from the positive terminal.
1. 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.
2. Remove the wing nut securing the LH mounting
rod to the mounting tab on the left side of the
bulkhead (See Figure 31). Pull the rod downward
from the bulkhead tab.
2. Always keep the battery cables and terminals
clean and free of corrosion.
3. Always keep the terminal covers in place over the
battery terminals.
WING NUT
4. Avoid tipping. Even a sealed battery will leak
electrolyte when tipped.
STORAGE OF THE BATTERY
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.
MOUNTING ROD
4. Recharge the battery before returning to service.
Although the tractor may start, the engine charging
system may not fully recharge the battery.
Figure 31
3. Rotate the mounting rod fully upward toward the
dash panel to provide clearance for battery
removal (See Figure 32).
COMMON CAUSES FOR BATTERY FAILURE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Overcharging
Undercharging
Loose and/or corroded connections
Excessive loads
Freezing of electrolyte
HOLDDOWN
STRAP
* These causes do not constitute warranty in
the event of a battery failure.
HOLDDOWN
STRAP TAB
BATTERY REMOVAL OR INSTALLATION
WARNING
MOUNTING
ROD
Battery
posts,
terminals
and
related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash Hands after handling.
ROTATE
UPWARD
When removing the battery, disconnect the
battery cables in the following order to avoid
arcing and the resulting sparks:
Figure 32
Battery Removal:
1. Disconnect the Negative cable.
2. Disconnect the Positive cable.
4. Pull downward on the bottom of the battery
holddown strap to release it from the tab beneath
the battery tray.
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5. Loosen the hose clamp and pull the drain tube
from the battery.
6. Lift the battery upward and remove from the left
side of the tractor.
7. Install the new battery from the left side of the
tractor and lower into the battery tray.
8. Install the drain tube onto the battery and secure
with the hose clamp.
9. After making sure the holddown is securely looped
around the tab on top of the pedestal, stretch the
battery holddown strap downward across the front
of the battery and loop around the tab below the
battery tray.
10. Rotate the mounting rod downward and insert
through the bottom of the hole in the bulkhead
mounting tab (Refer to Figure 31).
11. Install the wing nut onto the mounting rod, but do
not tighten until after the side panels are installed.
12. Connect the positive cable to the positive terminal
of the battery, then connect the negative cable to
the negative terminal.
CHARGING THE BATTERY
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.
•
Charge the battery with a 12-volt battery charger at
a MAXIMUM rate of 10 amps.
Voltmeter
Reading
12.7
12.4
12.2
12.0
State of
Charge
100%
75%
50%
25%
2. Attach the second jumper cable from the negative
terminal of the good battery to the FRAME OF THE
UNIT WITH THE DEAD BATTERY.
TIRES
Keep the pneumatic tires properly inflated. Overinflation will cause operator discomfort. Under-inflation
will cause short tire life.
Improperly inflated tires will also affect the leveling of
the mower deck and quality of cut.
Inflate the front and rear tires as shown in the following
table:
Tire Size
Pounds per Square Inch
Front Tires
15 x 6–6
14
Rear Tires
20 x 9–8
10
Always ensure that the tire valve caps are in place and
tightened securely to prevent loss of air and to protect
the valve core and stem.
Do not overload the tractor tires by mounting
equipment on the tractor which exceeds the load
capacity of the size of the tires on the tractor.
MOUNTING TIRES ON THE RIM
WARNING
Do not mount a tire unless you have the proper
equipment. Do not inflate the tire above the
recommended pressure. Do not stand over the
tire assembly when inflating. Accidental over
inflation could cause an explosive separation of
the tire and rim, which could result in serious
injury of death.
Charging
Time
Full Charge
90 Min.
180 Min.
280 Min.
After mounting a new or old tire on the rim, inflate it to
20 pounds (maximum) pressure to seat the tire bead
on the rim flange. Then deflate the tire to the corrrect
operating pressure.
JUMP STARTING
WARNING
Failure to use this jump starting procedure
could cause sparking, which could result in an
explosion of either battery.
NOTE
1. Attach the first jumper cable from the positive
terminal of the good battery to the positive terminal
of the dead battery.
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After the first 10 hours of operation, check and
retorque the rear wheel lug nuts (both sides) to
35 ft-lbs to make sure they are seated in the rim
and are properly tightened.
SECTION V. MOWER DECK
This section contains adjustment, removal, installation,
and maintenance information for the 42-inch mower
deck. Instructions for installation and removal of the
optional mulching plug are located at the end of this
section.
A. DECK LEVELING ADJUSTMENTS
In order to achieve even cutting, the mower deck must
be properly leveled. This leveling procedure will result
in the left and right blades having corresponding front
cutting-edge-to ground measurements within 1/16 inch
of each other. Also, the right and the left blades will
each have a 1/8 to 1/4 inch downward tilt toward the
front of the tractor. To level the mower deck, proceed
as follows:
SIDE-TO-SIDE LEVELING ADJUSTMENT
1. Position the tractor and mower deck on a hard,
level surface.
2. Open the tractor hood and disconnect the spark
plug wire.
3. The mower deck front and rear gauge wheels
should be installed in their uppermost position in
the deck brackets to prevent contact with the hard,
level surface below. Refer to GAUGE WHEEL
ADJUSTMENT.
4. Raise the tractor implement lift handle to its
highest setting.
5. Position the mower blades so that the ends of each
blade face the right and left sides of the tractor
(See Figure 33).
WARNING
Before making any adjustments, place the PTO
switch in the “OFF” position, engage the brake
pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the “OFF”
position, remove the key from the switch and
remove the spark plug wire to avoid accidental
starting and injury.
DECK
INSTALLED
WARNING
When adjusting the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharp blades.
MOWER
BLADES
NOTE
If the mower deck is not level, the mower will not
cut your lawn evenly.
Figure 33
6. Referring to Figure 34, measure and record the
distance from the hard, level surface to the outermost cutting edge of the right blade. Repeat this
step for the left blade. If the two blade heights are
not within 1/16 inch, proceed to steps 7, 8 and 9. If
the two blade heights are within 1/16 inch, proceed
to FRONT TO BACK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT.
NOTE
Check the tires for proper inflation before
making a leveling adjustment. To level the deck,
the tractor and deck MUST be placed on a hard,
level surface during adjustment.
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2
4
3
1
9. Loosen the upper jam nut on the hanger bracket
and turn away from the adjustment ferrule. Turn
the lower lock nut upward (tighten) on the threads
of the hanger bracket to raise the right side of the
mower deck. Turn the lock nut down (loosen) on
the threads to lower the right side of the mower
deck (Refer to Figure 35).
10. Raise the lift handle to the highest position and
recheck the blade measurements described in
step 6. If the blade measurements are not within
1/16 inch, repeat steps 7, 8 and 9.
11. Tighten the upper jam nut against the adjustment
ferrule after side-to-side leveling is completed.
1. Finger guard
2. Blade
3. Hard Level Surface
4. Measure This Distance
FRONT TO BACK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT
Figure 34
7. Lower the deck onto the hard, level surface.
8. Side-to-side leveling is obtained utilizing the
adjustment ferrule and right hand hanger bracket
(See Figure 35).
UPPER
JAM NUT
1. Raise the deck to its highest position.
2. Position the mower blades so the ends of each
blade point to the front and the rear of the tractor
(See Figure 36).
DECK
INSTALLED
RIGHT HAND
HANGER BRACKET
MOWER
BLADES
ADJUSTABLE
FERRULE
LOWER
LOCK NUT
Figure 36
Figure 35
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3. Initially adjust the front lift rod to allow 5/8 inch of
thread to protrude beyond both lock nuts of the
front lift rod/bracket assembly (Refer to Figure 37).
NOTE
The front lift rod must be against the back of
both slots in the deck front roller bracket. If one
side of the rod is not against the back of the slot
after attaining the correct front pitch to the deck,
tighten the front lock nut on that side until the
rod just contacts the back of the slot.
FRONT LIFT
ROD BRACKET
LOCK NUT
5/8"
9. Tighten the rear jam nuts after adjustment is
completed.
JAM NUT
10. Connect the spark plug wire.
FRONT
LIFT ROD
GAUGE WHEEL ADJUSTMENT
Figure 37
4. Refer to Figure 38. Measure and record the
distance from the front cutting edge to the ground
(measurement A), and from the rear cutting edge
to the ground (measurement B), for each of the
blades. The front edge of each blade
(measurement A) should be lower than its back
edge (measurement B) by 1/8 to 1/4 inch.
WARNING
Before making any adjustments, place the PTO
switch in the “OFF” position, engage the brake
pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the “OFF”
position, remove the key from the switch and
remove the spark plug wire to avoid accidental
starting and injury.
5. Lower the deck onto the hard, level surface.
6. To adjust the downward tilt of the blades,
adjustment of the front lift rod is required. Refer to
Figure 37 and proceed as follows:
7. Loosen the rear jam nuts on the front lift rod. From
the front of the tractor, turn the front lock nuts clockwise to raise the front of the mower deck, or counterclockwise to lower the front of the mower deck.
8. Raise the deck to the highest position. Recheck
the blade measurements described in step 4. If the
resultant measurements are not correct, repeat
steps 5, 6 and 7 until the proper measurements are
obtained.
WARNING
When adjusting the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharp blades.
NOTE
Gauge wheel adjustment should be performed
only AFTER the mower deck has been properly
leveled.
CUTTING
BLADE
REAR
CUTTING EDGE
B
FRONT
CUTTING EDGE
A
Figure 38
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clearance between the wheel and level
surface. Secure with the lock nut.
NOTE
e. Note the position of the index hole used; then
install the other rear gauge wheel and the front
ball wheels into the corresponding index hole
of the other guage wheel brackets.
Gauge wheels are intended to prevent scalping
of the lawn, and are not meant to be used to set
the cutting height. Do not run the deck on the
guage wheels.
To adjust the height of the gauge wheels, place the
tractor on a firm and level surface. Refer to Figure 39,
and proceed as follows:
1. Place the tractor implement lift handle in the
normally desired mowing height setting, then
check the gauge wheels for contact or excessive
clearance with the surface below.
2. If the wheels contact the surface adjust as follows:
a. Raise the implement lift handle to its highest
setting.
NOTE
The crowned (rounded) surface of the front bell
washers should be against the shoulder of the
shoulder screw, between the front ball wheel
and deck gauge wheel bracket.
3. If the gauge wheels have excessive clearance with
the surface below, lower the wheels to the index
hole that provides the approximate 1/2" clearance
as described above.
b. Remove the rear gauge wheels by removing
the lock nuts, shoulder screws, and flat
washers. Remove the lock nuts, shoulder
screws, and bell washers fastening the front
ball wheels to the deck gauge wheel brackets.
c.
Again place the tractor implement lift handle in
the normally desired mowing height setting.
SHOULDER
SCREW
SHOULDER
SCREW
FLAT
WASHER
BELL
WASHER
FRONT BALL
WHEEL
NOTE
All gauge wheels shoud be installed in the same
relative adjustment index hole location in each
of the gauge wheel brackets.
CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
The mower can be set in multiple positions. Proceed
as follows:
GAUGE
WHEEL
BRACKET
NOTE
If multiple positions are used while mowing, it
may be necessary to adjust the gauge wheels
for each setting to prevent scalping.
REAR
GAUGE
WHEEL
ADJUSTMENT
INDEX
HOLES
GAUGE
WHEEL
BRACKET
LOCK
NUT
1. Pull the tractor implement lift handle up slightly and
depress the button on the top of the lift handle.
LOCK
NUT
2. Raise or lower the lift handle to obtain the desired
mower deck cutting height.
3. Release the button when the desired mower
position is obtained.
Figure 39
NOTE
d. Insert the shoulder screw and flat washer with
the rear gauge wheel into the adjustment
index hole that provides approximately 1/2"
To return the mower deck to a specific position,
note the position of the lift lever indicator before
raising or lowering the mower deck.
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B. REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF
DECK ASSEMBLY
PTO BELT
REMOVAL OF DECK
MOWER DECK
CENTER DOUBLE
PULLEY
WARNING
Before removing the mower deck, place
PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage
brake pedal lock, turn the ignition key to
“OFF” position and remove the key from
switch. Disconnect the spark plug wire
additional safety.
the
the
the
the
for
1. Position the tractor and mower deck on a firm,
level surface.
FRONT OF DECK
WARNING
Figure 41
When handling the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharp blades. The deck
idler arm lever is spring loaded. Release it
slowly.
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
IDLER ARM
LEVER
2. Lower the tractor implement lift handle to its lowest
setting (adjust gauge wheels if necessary).
Disengage the deck idler arm lever from its stop
bracket and release the spring tension by rotating
the lever out and rearward (See Figure 40).
Figure 42
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
PTO
CLUTCH
PULLEY
IDLER ARM
LEVER
PTO
BELT
Figure 40
3. Remove the rearward end of the PTO belt from the
upper pulley of the deck center double-pulley
(Refer to Figure 41). Engage the deck idler arm
lever back into its stop bracket (Refer to Figure
42).
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Figure 43
WARNING
The exhaust system is HOT. To avoid personal
injury, allow the engine and exhaust system to
cool before proceeding with the following PTO
belt removal instructions.
7. Raise the tractor implement lift handle to its
highest setting, Slide the mower deck forward, so
the front lift rod rests to the rear of, and free of, the
front roller bracket slots of the deck (See Figure
46).
FRONT LIFT ROD
4. Open the tractor hood and remove the forward end
of the PTO belt from the PTO clutch pulley on the
front of the engine (Refer to Figure 43).
5. Pass the PTO belt downward, inside the tractor
frame, until the belt is below the two tractor front
lower pulleys and pull the belt clear of the tractor
(See Figure 44).
FRONT
ROLLER
BRACKET
Figure 46
8. Raise the front lift rod upward and slide the mower
deck rearward. Lower the front lift rod so it rests on
the front roller bracket of the deck, forward of the
slots (See Figure 47).
TRACTOR FRONT
LOWER PULLEYS
PTO BELT
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
FRONT LIFT ROD
Figure 44
6. Pull the deck support pins outward, turn downward
and release so both spring-loaded pins are held in
the disengaged position against the outer surface
of the deck brackets (See Figure 45).
FRONT
ROLLER
BRACKET
DECK
Figure 47
REAR DECK
BRACKET
DECK SUPPORT
PIN DISENGAGED
(BOTH SIDES)
9. From the front of the tractor, push downward and
hold the tractor quick-attach rod. Pull the front lift
rod/bracket assembly forward to release the
shoulder bolts on each side of the bracket from the
left and right tractor latch receivers. Release the
tractor quick-attach rod (Refer to Figure 48).
Figure 45
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INSTALLATION OF DECK
TRACTOR
LATCH RECEIVER
(BOTH SIDES)
WARNING
Before performing the mower deck installation,
place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position,
engage the brake pedal lock, turn the ignition
key to the “OFF” position and remove the key
from the switch. Disconnect the spark plug wire
for additional safety.
QUICK
ATTACH
ROD
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
WARNING
SHOULDER BOLT
(BOTH SIDES)
When handling the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharp blades.
Figure 48
1. Position the tractor and mower deck on a firm,
level surface.
CAUTION
CAUTION
To avoid possible equipment damage, make
sure that the tractor implement lift handle is
raised to its highest setting before sliding the
deck out from under the tractor.
To avoid possible equipment damage, make
sure that the tractor implement lift handle is
raised to its highest setting before sliding the
deck under the tractor.
10. With the tractor implement lift handle raised to its
highest setting, slide the deck to the right and out
from under the tractor (See Figure 49).
2. Refer to Figure 50 and position the deck on the
right side of the tractor with the front of the deck
facing toward the front of the tractor. Raise the
tractor implement lift handle to its highest setting
and slide the deck under the tractor.
SLIDE
OUT
SLIDE
UNDER
Figure 49
11. Connect the spark plug wire.
Figure 50
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3. Make sure the slot in both rear deck brackets
aligns with the implement lift links on each side of
the tractor (See Figure 51).
SLOT IN REAR
DECK BRACKETS
(BOTH SIDES)
QUICK ATTACH ROD
FRONT LIFT ROD/
BRACKET ASSEMBLY
IMPLEMENT
LIFT LINKS
(BOTH SIDES)
Figure 53
Figure 51
4. Refer to Figure 52 to ensure the correct orientation
of the front lift rod/bracket assembly [form (bend)
in sides of rod point downward]. From the front of
the tractor, push downward and hold the tractor
quick-attach rod. Slide the shoulder bolts on each
side of the front lift rod/bracket assembly fully into
the left and right tractor latch receivers. Release
the tractor quick-attach rod to capture the front lift
rod/bracket assembly in the tractor latch receivers
(Refer to Figure 53).
5. While holding the front lift rod up, slide the mower
deck forward until the rod aligns with both front
roller bracket slots. Lower the lift rod into the front
roller bracket slots and slide the deck rearward to
engage the lift rod fully forward in the slots of the
deck front roller bracket (See Figure 54).
FRONT ROLLER
BRACKET
TRACTOR
LATCH RECEIVER
(BOTH SIDES)
FRONT
LIFT ROD
QUICK
ATTACH
ROD
FORM
Figure 54
SHOULDER BOLT
(BOTH SIDES)
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
6. If not already done, pull the deck support pins
outward, turn downward and relesase so both
spring-loaded pins are held in the disengaged
position against the outer surface of the deck
brackets (Refer to Figure 55).
Figure 52
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NOTE
REAR DECK
BRACKET SLOTS
It may be necessary to lift each side of the deck
and maneuver it slightly to align the support
pins with the holes of the lift links. Make certain
the support pins are fully extended through the
lift links to prevent the mower deck from
disengaging the lift links while mowing.
DECK
WARNING
The deck idler arm lever is spring loaded.
Release it slowly.
DECK SUPPORT
PIN DISENGAGED
Figure 55
7. Carefully guide the tractor inplement lift links (left
and right) into the rear deck bracket slots (left and
right) as the tractor implement lift handle is
lowered to its lowest setting (Refer to Figure 56).
8. Pull both deck support pins outward and rotate
rearward to disengage the outer surface ot the rear
deck brackets. Release the pins, making certain
each deck support pin passes through the inner
hole of the rear deck bracket. The spring tension
will push the pins inward and, if aligned, through
the hole in each implement lift link (See Figure 56).
IMPLEMENT
LIFT LINKS
(BOTH SIDES)
LIFT LINK HOLE
(BOTH SIDES)
9. Disengage the deck idler arm lever from its stop
bracket and release the spring tension by rotating
the lever out and rearward (See Figure 57).
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
IDLER ARM
LEVER
Figure 57
WARNING
The exhaust system is HOT. To avoid personal
injury, allow the engine and exhaust system to
cool before proceeding with the following PTO
belt installation instructions.
SLOT IN REAR
DECK BRACKET
DECK SUPPORT
PIN ENGAGED
10. Open the tractor hood and install the forward end
of the PTO belt onto the PTO clutch pulley on the
front of the engine. Ensure that the narrow side of
the PTO belt engages the groove of the pulley
(Refer to Figure 58).
Figure 56
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PTO BELT
PTO
CLUTCH
PULLEY
PTO
BELT
FRONT OF DECK
MOWER DECK
CENTER DOUBLE
PULLEY
Figure 58
Figure 60
11. Pass the PTO belt downward, inside the tractor
frame, until the belt is below the two tractor front
lower pulleys. Twist the two sides of the PTO belt
1/4 turn inward to engage the narrow sides of the
belt into the grooves of the two tractor front-lower
pulleys (See Figure 59).
14. While holding the belt in position, rotate and
engage the deck idler arm lever into its stop
bracket to provide tension on the PTO belt (See
Figure 61).
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
IDLER ARM
LEVER
Figure 61
TRACTOR FRONT
LOWER PULLEYS
PTO BELT
15. Connect the spark plug wire.
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
Figure 59
C. MAINTENANCE
CLEANING AND BLADE CARE
12. From the front of the tractor, push the PTO belt
through the front lift rod, then to the center of the
deck. Ensure that the forward end of the belt
remains positioned inside the front lower pulleys.
WARNING
Before performing any maintenance, place the
PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage the
brake pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position and remove the key from the
switch to avoid accidental starting and injury.
13. Install the rearward end of the PTO belt on the
upper pulley of the deck center double-pulley
(Refer to Figure 60). Ensure that the narrow side
of the belt engages the groove of the upper pulley.
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After replacing the blades, apply grease to the
exposed threads at the bottom of the spindle bolts to
prevent rust buildup.
WARNING
When servicing the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharpened blades.
Clean the underside of the mower deck at the end of
the mowing season or when buildup of cut material on
the underside is noticed. Also remove the belt covers
and remove any accumulated grass clippings.
If using the mulching option, clean the underside of the
deck frequently. A buildup of grass clippings will
prevent proper mulching.
The cutting blades must be kept sharp at all times.
Sharpen the cutting and mulching edges of the
blades evenly so that the blades remain
balanced and the same angle of sharpness is
maintained. If the cutting edge of a blade has
been sharpened to within 5/8 inch of the wind
wing radius (See Figure 62), it is recommended
that new blades be installed. New blades are
available at your authorized dealer.
WOOD
BLOCK
BLADE
LUBRICATION
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
After every 10 hours of operation and/or before putting
the deck into winter storage, lubricate the spindle assemblies and the spindle belt idler arm with 251H EP
grease or an equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium
grease. Excess grease will be expelled from the inverted upper seals of the spindle assemblies. Listen for
the muffled crackling noise of grease being expelled
through the seal to indicate the spindle assembly is fully greased. Refer to Figure 63.
Every 50 hours, or twice yearly, lubricate the double
pulley with 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2
multipurpose lithium grease. Do not over lubricate.
Refer to Figure 63.
NOTE
HEX
NUT
When replacing the blades, be sure they are installed so
that the wind wings are pointing upward toward the top of
the deck housing. Tighten the nuts to 90 to 110 ft-lbs.
(122 to 149 N·m).
3
5/8" From
Radius
4
5
2
6
1
6
1
2
7
8
5
1-1/8 INCH WRENCH
Figure 62
When removing the blades, use a 1-1/8 inch wrench to
hold the hex head of the spindle bolt when loosening
the hex nut securing the blade. A block of wood may
be placed between the deck housing and the cutting
edge of the blade to assist in removal of the hex nut
securing the blade (Refer to Figure 62).
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Spindle Belt Cover
Flange Lock Nuts
Idler Arm Lever
Stop Bracket
Front Ball Wheels
6. Spindle Assembly
Grease Fittings
7. Idler Arm
Grease Fitting
8. Double Pulley
Figure 63
SPINDLE DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
D. INSTALLATION OF MULCHING PLUG
In order to replace the spindle drive belt, refer to
Figure 63 and Figure 64 and proceed as follows:
WARNING
1. Remove the hardware that secures the spindle
belt covers to the deck.
Before installing the mulching plug, place the
PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage the
brake pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position and remove the key from the
switch to avoid accidental starting and injury.
2. Remove the spindle belt covers to expose the belt.
3. Disengage the idler arm lever from its stop bracket
and rotate the lever to the outside of the deck to
release the spring tension.
4. Pull the flat idler pulley away from the backside of
the belt and remove the old drive belt.
5. Install a new belt around the spindle pulleys and
bottom pulley of the center double pulley; then
position the flat idler pulley against the backside of
the belt so that the belt is tensioned. Refer to
Figure 64 for the proper routing of the belt.
6. Reinstall the spindle belt covers.
7. Engage the idler arm lever into its stop bracket.
3
5
4
1. If the mower deck has been used, clean any
buildup of grass clippings from the discharge
opening of the deck.
2. Lift the chute deflector upward and insert the
mulching plug into the discharge opening of the
deck (Refer to Figure 65).
3. Position the mulching plug so that its top hole
aligns with the hole in the top of the deck housing.
Install the carriage bolt through both surfaces and
secure with the wing nut (See Figure 65).
4. To remove the mulching plug; remove the wing nut
and carriage bolt, then withdraw the plug from the
discharge opening. Insert the carriage bolt through
the mulching plug and install the wing nut onto the
bolt to prevent their loss.
CARRIAGE
BOLT
1
CHUTE
DEFLECTOR
2
HOLE IN
DECK HSG.
1. Idler Pulley
2. Spindle Drive Belt
3. Idler Arm Lever
MULCHING
PLUG
4. Stop Bracket
5. Center Double Pulley
WING NUT
Figure 64
Figure 65
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SECTION VI. OFF-SEASON STORAGE
If the machine is to be inoperative for a period longer
than 30 days, the following procedures are
recommended:
2. If emptying the fuel system:
WARNING
Do not drain fuel when the engine is hot. Allow
the engine adequate time to cool. Drain fuel into
an approved container outdoors, away from
open flame.
WARNING
Never store the tractor with fuel in the tank
indoors or in poorly ventilated enclosures,
where fuel fumes may reach an open flame,
spark or pilot light as on a furnace, water heater,
clothes dryer, etc.
a. Drain any large volume of fuel from the tank by
disconnecting the fuel line from the in-line fuel
filter near the engine.
b. Reconnect the fuel line and run the engine
until it starts to falter, then use the choke to
keep the engine running until all fuel in the
carburetor has been exhausted.
CAUTION
Fuel left in the fuel tank during warm weather
deteriorates and will cause serious starting
problems.
c.
To prevent gum deposits from forming inside the
engine’s carburetor and causing possible malfunction
of the engine, the fuel system must be either
completely emptied, or the gasoline must be treated
with a stabilizer to prevent deterioration.
1. If using a fuel stabilizer:
a. Read the product manufacturer’s instructions
and recommendations.
b. Add to clean, fresh gasoline the correct
amount of stabizer for the capacity of the fuel
system.
c.
Fill the fuel tank with treated fuel and run the
engine for 2-3 minutes to get stabilized fuel
into the carburetor.
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Again disconnect the fuel line and drain any
remaining gasoline from the system.
3. Remove the spark plug and pour one (1) ounce of
engine oil through the spark plug hole into the
cylinder. Crank the engine several times to
distribute the oil. Replace the spark plug.
4. Clean the engine and the entire tractor thoroughly.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
5. Lubricate all lubrication points.
6. Follow the battery storage instructions on page 31.
7. Protect the tires and seat from sunlight. Regularly
check the tires to maintain proper inflation.
SECTION VII. MOWING
MOWING
WARNING
To avoid possible injury, do not allow anyone in
the area opposite the discharge chute while
mowing. Although the area has been
supposedly cleared of foreign objects, small
objects may be picked up and discharged by
the mower.
WARNING
Never direct the discharge of material toward
bystanders or allow anyone near the machine
while in operation.
For best results it is recommended that the first two
laps should be cut with the discharge thrown towards
the center. After the first two laps, reverse the direction
to throw the discharge to the outside for the balance of
cutting. This will give a better appearance to the lawn.
Figure 66
MOWING WITH MULCHING OPTION
Do not cut the grass too short, as the mower will tend
to scalp the grass. Short grass invites weed growth
and yellows quickly in dry weather.
1. Do not cut wet grass. For effective mulching do
not cut wet grass. Wet grass sticks to the
underside of the deck prevention proper mulching
and dispersal of grass clippings.
Mowing should be done with the engine at full throttle.
Do not mow at high ground speed.
2. Cut no more than 1/3 the length of the grass.
When mulching long grass, it may be necessary to
mow twice, lowering the deck another 1/3 of the
length for the second cut, and perhaps cutting in a
different pattern. Overlap the cut on each pass to
help clean up any heavy clippings left on the lawn.
During certain times of the year and under some
conditions, the mower may leave streaks of uncut
grass.
Streaking may occur when attempting to mow heavy
weeds and tall grass. Under these conditions it may be
necessary to go back over the cut area a second time
to get a clean cut.
3. Use a slow ground speed. Adjust ground speed
so clippings can be evenly dispersed into the
lawn.When cutting heavy grass, it may be
necessary to use a slower ground speed in order
to get a well mulched cut.
The following practices will help eliminate streaking:
1. Mow the area more often so the grass doesn’t get
too tall and heavy.
4. Always operate the tractor at full throttle. To
obtain the best cut and do the most effective job of
mulching, the engine should be run at full throttle.
2. Operate the tractor at full throttle and slower
forward speeds.
5. Clean underside of deck. Be certain to clean the
underside of the deck often to avoid a buildup of
grass clippings, which will prevent proper
mulching.
3. Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades
when worn.
4. Follow the mowing pattern shown in Figure 66.
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
When you purchased your tractor, you probably had it
completely equipped for your particular needs at the
time. However, later you may wish to obtain optional
equipment or accessories. These items and other
allied equipment can be purchased from, and installed
by, your authorized Cub Cadet dealer.
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The tractor is used for so many different types of work,
and because it is called on to operate under so many
different conditions, a variety or equipment is available
to adapt it to the requirements of the user. Refer to the
attachment guide for a complete description of
equipment and required components that can be
utilized with your tractor.
MAINTENANCE CHART
10 hours
30 hours or
Operation to
Before
or once
Every
three times
be performed
each use a month 25 hours a season
More often
Clean grille, engine
under dirty
air inlet screen, dash
conditions
intake screen and
X
side panels screens
Check engine oil level
X
Fill fuel tank
X
Change engine oil
After first
& oil filter
5-8 hours
Check transmission
oil level
Replace
transmission
oil filter
Clean air precleaner
Check battery
terminals and case
Grease front axle
pivot bolt
Grease steering
knuckles
Retorque rear
wheel lug nuts
50 hours
or twice
a season
Before
storage
More often
under dirty
conditions
X
X
After first
10 hours
X
After first
50 hours
X
Every 100 hours
thereafter
X
X
X
X
X
After first
10 hours
Clean cooling fins &
external surfaces
Service air cleaner
paper cartridge
Check spark plugs
Grease steering
arm housing
Grease front
wheel bearings
Drain fuel
Pivot bar
adjustment bolts
Deck spindles
Spindle belt idler arm
Deck front
gauge wheels
Lubricate all foot and
lift control pivot points
100 hours
or
yearly
X
X
More often under
dirty conditions
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
NOTE
Maintenance information for optional equipment may be found in the manual which is included with that
specific piece of equipment.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Possible Cause
Possible Remedy
HARD TO START
No gasoline in fuel tank or carburetor .....................
Fill the tank with gasoline. Check the fuel line, carburetor
and fuel filter.
Fuel line or carburetor clogged................................
Clean the fuel line and carburetor with a commercial
carburetor cleaner.
Fuel filter plugged....................................................
Replace.
Water in gasoline.....................................................
Drain the fuel tank and carburetor. Use new fuel and dry the
spark plugs.
Choked improperly. Flooded engine .......................
Follow the starting instructions.
Defective ignition or loose wiring.............................
Check the wiring, spark plugs or fuse.
Defective battery .....................................................
Check and service. Refer to “BATTERY.”
Spark plug dirty or improper gap .............................
Clean, adjust the gap to .030-inch or replace the plug.
ENGINE OPERATES IRREGULARLY OR KNOCKS
Engine incorrectly timed ..........................................
*
Spark plug dirty; wrong gap or wrong type..............
Clean, reset the gap or replace.
Poor or weak spark .................................................
Check the spark plugs and wiring.
Carburetor setting incorrect.....................................
Adjust. Refer to “ADJUSTMENTS.”
Poor grade fuel or water in fuel ...............................
Drain and use a good grade of clean fuel.
Engine overheating .................................................
Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Engine valves at fault ..............................................
*
Engine smokes........................................................
Adjust the carburetor.*
Oil level rises due to gasoline in crankcase ............
*
Air filter becomes oil and fuel soaked......................
*
Engine leaks oil .......................................................
*
Misfiring ...................................................................
*
Other engine problems............................................
*
Excessive oil in air cleaner ......................................
Be sure that oil dipstick is fully seated and oil fill cap is
securly tightened in valve cover.
PTO CLUTCH WILL NOT ENGAGE
Low or zero voltage .................................................
Check battery. Charge or replace. Check charging system.
Check for worn or broken wiring or connections. Check
clutch coil resistance. Check switch.
Rotor/armature air gap too large .............................
Rotor/armature worn. Replace PTO clutch.
* See your authorized dealer.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Possible Cause
Possible Remedy
LACK OF POWER
Air cleaner clogged .................................................
Service the air cleaner element. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Engine overload......................................................
Reduce the load.
Engine overheated..................................................
Make sure the air intake screen, shrouding, engine fins, side
panels, dash intake screen and grille are free of
accumulated dirt and debris. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Fuel tank air vent clogged.......................................
Remove obstruction from the vent in the fuel tank cap.
Air leakage between carburetor and engine ...........
Remove air cleaner. Tighten the carburetor and manifold
mounting nuts. Replace any damaged parts as indicated in
“MAINTENANCE.”
Incorrect timing or faulty ignition .............................
*
Brake dragging .......................................................
Adjust the brake. Refer to “ADJUSTMENTS.”
Insufficient cooling air — dirt or debris clogging the:
air intake screen • shrouds • cooling fins • side
panels • dash intake screen • or grille.....................
Oil level incorrect ....................................................
Keep the air intake area, side panels, grille, dash intake
screen and cooling fins clean; refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Engine oil level must not be over the “FULL” mark or below
the “LOW” mark on dipstick. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
* See your authorized dealer.
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LUBRICATION TABLE
Check
at
Hours
Change
at
Hours
Engine crankcase
Check
before
each
use
50
Approx.
3 pints
Hydro drive unit and
transmission case
with filter
Check
before
each
use
Add as
needed
Approx.
6 qts
Point of
Lubrication
Anticipated Air Temperature
Capacity
Above +40°F
0° to 40°F
-20°F t0 100°+
Cub Cadet
Engine Oil
SAE 30
Cub Cadet
Engine Oil
SAE5W30
or 10W30
Synthetic
Engine Oil SAE
5W30 or 10W30
Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus
NOTE: Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus is specially
formulated for this application. If any other oil is used
Cub Cadet will not be responsible for substandard
performance. Failures due to use of improper fluid
are not covered by warranty. For maximum protection, use Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid.Plus
Steering knuckles
and front axle
pivot bolt
10
Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium grease and apply two strokes
(minimum) or sufficient grease to flush out old
grease and dirt.
Front wheel
bearings
30
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Steering arm
housing
30
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Deck spindles
10
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Spindle belt
idler arm
10
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Deck front gauge
wheels
50
Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose
lithum grease.
Foot and lift control pivot points
10
Use a liberal amount of high grade lubricating oil.
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LUBRICATION GUIDE
WARNING
The service life and reliability of any machine depends upon the care it is given. Proper lubrication is a very
important part of that care. This lubrication schedule reflects the minimal requirements to maintain the
equipment. More frequent inspections and maintenance is preferable.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
Lubricant is cheap. Use plenty of it. Worn parts can be
expensive to replace.
Keep your supply of lubricating oil and grease stored in
clean containers, and covered to protect from dust and
dirt.
Using the lubrication illustration as a guide, make
certain that all lubrication fittings are installed and
functioning.
Keep the lubricating gun nozzle clean and wipe dirt
from the grease fittings before lubricating.
Be sure all fittings are free from dirt and paint so the
lubricant is certain to enter the bearing.
The symbols in the illlustrations indicate the method of
application and the hourly intervals to apply the
lubricant.
Using a pressure lubricating gun, always force the
lubricant through the full length of each bearing until it
emerges at the end, carrying with it the worn lubricant
and any dirt that may have entered the bearing.
Use a pressure lubricating gun
and apply 251H EP grease (or
equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose
lithium grease) sufficient to flush
out the old grease and dirt.
Lubricate at the hourly intervals
indicated on the symbols.
Miscellaneous working parts not provided with
lubrication fittings should be oiled regularly with a good
grade of lubricating oil.
Always lubricate the tractor thoroughly before taking it
to a remote location for a prolonged period of time.
Dipstick, use to check engine and
transmission oil before each use.
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LUBRICATION GUIDE
—Before Each Use
1. Engine filler cap and
dipstick
Check the oil (with the engine stopped) and add sufficient new oil to bring it to
the “FULL” mark on the dipstick. Do not overfill. Do not operate the engine if
the oil level is below the “LOW” mark on the dipstick.
2. Transmission oil level
and fill port
Check the oil with the engine stopped. Keep the lubricant up to the “FULL”
mark on the dipstick.
NOTE: The transmission oil level and fill port services the following:
1. Rear axle
2. Hydrostatic transmission
—After Every 10 Hours of Operation
3. Steering knuckles (2)
(both sides)
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
4. Transmission oil filter
NOTE: After the first 10 hours only, remove the transmission oil filter and
replace with a new filter. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.” Change the transmission
oil filter after 50 hours and every 100 hours of operation thereafter.
5. Front axle pivot bolt
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
6. Foot and lift control
pivot points
Use a liberal amount of high grade lubricating oil.
7. Deck spindles
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply 2 strokes (minimum) or sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
8. Spindle belt idler arm
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply 2 strokes (minimum) or sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
—After Every 30 Hours of Operation
9. Front wheel bearings
10. Steering arm housing
Two or three strokes minimum of the lubricator using 251H EP grease or an
equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease.
Every 30 hours or three times a season, use 251H EP grease or an equivalent
No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease. Apply two strokes with lubricator.
—After Every 50 Hours of Operation
11. Transmission oil filter
NOTE: After the first 50 hours only, remove the transmission oil filter and
replace with a new filter. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.” Change the transmission
oil filter every 100 hours of operation thereafter.
12. Engine oil drain valve
and oil filter
While the engine oil is warm, open the drain valve and remove the oil filter, and
drain all of the oil from the crankcase. Close the drain valve. Refer to
“MAINTENANCE,” “FILLING THE CRANKCASE” and “OIL FILTER” for
proper oil filling procedure. Refer to “LUBRICATION TABLE” for the proper
quantity and viscosity to use.
13. Deck front gauge
wheels
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt
—After Every 100 Hours of Operation
14. Transmission oil filter
Change the transmission oil filter and replace with a new filter. Refer to
“MAINTENANCE.”
NOTE
Lubrication information for optional equipment may be found in the manual which is included with the
specific piece of optional equipment.
53
54
CHECK OIL — 2
LEVEL BEFORE
EACH USE
10 — 6
50 — 13
10 — 8
10 — 7
10 — 4
50 — 11
100 — 14
10 — 6
10 — 6
50 — 13
10 — 5
30 — 10
1—
BOTH SIDES
30 — 9
BOTH SIDES
10 — 3
LEFT SIDE
100 — 12
CHECK OIL LEVEL
BEFORE EACH USE
LUBRICATION GUIDE
55
NE,
R
WARNING
15°
N DO
TTE
D LI
EPR
ES
ENT
ING
A 15
° SL
OPE
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet).
A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it is
extremely difficult to maintain your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
Operate WALK-BEHIND mowers across the face of slopes, never up and down slopes.
FOL
DO
OR A FENCE POST
A CORNER OF A BUILDING
A POWER POLE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE SAFELY.
SLOPE GAUGE
(Keep this sheet in a safe place for future reference.)
56
SPECIFICATIONS
LT 2180
CAPACITIES
Fuel Tank ..............................................................................
Crankcase (approximately) ...................................................
Transmission Case (approximately) ......................................
2-1/8 gallons
3 pints (48 oz.)
6 quarts
HYDROSTATIC DRIVE
Speed: Forward .....................................................................
Reverse ....................................................................
ENGINE
Make and Model ...................................................................
Horsepower ...........................................................................
Cylinders ...............................................................................
Bore ......................................................................................
Stroke ....................................................................................
Displacement (cubic inches) .................................................
Engine Speed (governed)
Low Speed .........................................................................
High Speed
(no load) .........................................................................
(full load) .........................................................................
Valve Clearance (engine cold)
Intake .................................................................................
Exhaust ..............................................................................
Ignition ..................................................................................
Spark Plug Gap (Cub Cadet No. 759-3336) .........................
0 to 6 mph
0 to 3 mph
B & S Vanguard
18.0 HP
2
2.83 in.
2.76 in.
34.7
1200 RPM
3600 RPM
3350 RPM
.004-.006 in.
.004-.006 in.
Battery
.030 in.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
System Voltage .....................................................................
Battery ...................................................................................
Alternator ..............................................................................
Fuse (auto type) ....................................................................
Head Lamp Bulb ...................................................................
12 volt neg. ground
725-1706
15 amp regulated
25 amp
725-0963
BRAKES ..................................................................................
Internal expanding
TIRE SIZES
Front ......................................................................................
Rear ......................................................................................
15 x 6-6
20 x 9-8
DIMENSIONS
Tread:
Front with 15 x 6-6 tires .....................................................
Rear with 20 x 9-8 tires ......................................................
Wheelbase ............................................................................
Length, over all .....................................................................
Width, over all (w/ mower deck - chute up) ............................
Height, over all (to top of steering wheel) ..............................
Ground Clearance .................................................................
Turning Radius ......................................................................
30.00 in.
27.50 in.
47.00 in.
72.00 in.
51.00 in.
42.00 in.
6.00 in.
26.50 in.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
57
CUB CADET CORPORATION
MANUFACTURER’S ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
(COMMERCIAL USE)
The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET
LLC (“CUB CADET”) with respect to new merchandise
purchased and used in the United States, its possessions and
territories.
CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of one (1) year for commercial
users, commencing on the date of original purchase and will,
at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found
to be defective in material or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated
and maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual
furnished with the product, and has not been subject to
misuse, abuse, 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.
b.
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty
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 sale. Any replacement battery will be
warranted only for the remainder of the original
warranty period.
All belts are covered by a one (1) year limited
warranty against defects in material and
workmanship.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet
parts.
e.
Service completed by someone other than an
authorized service dealer.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of the 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 use or misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in
the following cases:
b.
d.
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale. CUB
CADET shall not be liable for incidental or
consequential loss or damages including, without
limitation, to any claim for loss of profits, loss of
savings or revenue, loss of the use of the equipment or
any associated equipment, facilities or service,
downtime, the claims or costs of third parties including
customers, and injury to property, and further
including expenses incurred for substitute or
replacement lawn care services, for transportation or
for related expenses, or for rental expenses to
temporarily replace a warranted product. (Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not
apply to you.)
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE, THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER. To locate the dealer in
your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or
contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio
44136-0019, or call 1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site
at www.cubcadet.com.
a.
CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for
products sold or exported outside of the United
States of America, its possessions and territories,
except those sold through CUB CADET’S
authorized channels of export distribution.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above. No other express warranty or guaranty,
whether written or oral, except as mentioned above,
given by any person or entity, including the dealer, with
respect to any product shall bind CUB CADET. During
the period of the Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair
or replacement of the product as set forth above. (Some
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.)
Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows:
a.
c.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters,
tune-ups, or adjustments such as brake adjustments,
or clutch adjustments; and normal deterioration of the
exterior finish due to use or exposure.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than
the original purchaser or original lessee.
Normal wear parts or components, including
batteries, belts, seats and tires.
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain warranty coverage.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND,OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
58
CUB CADET CORPORATION
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY
(RESIDENTIAL USE)
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in
the following cases:
The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET
CORPORATION (“CUB CADET”) with respect to new
merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its
possessions and territories.
CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of two (2) years for residential
users, (one (1) year for commercial users), commencing on the
date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or
replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in
material or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only apply
if this product has been operated and maintained in
accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the
product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, neglect,
accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft,
fire, water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster.
Damage resulting from 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.
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.
CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for
products sold or exported outside of the United
States of America, its possessions and territories,
except those sold through CUB CADET’s authorized
channels of export distribution.
c.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet
parts.
d.
Service completed by someone other than an
authorized service dealer.
e.
Transportation charges and service calls.
Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows:
a. Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty
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 sale.
Any replacement battery will be warranted only for the
remainder of the original warranty period.
b. All belts are covered by a one (1) year limited warranty against defects in material and workmanship.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including the dealer, with respect to any product, shall
bind CUB CADET. During the period of the warranty, the
exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product
as set forth above.
3 Year Limited Warranty - PTO Clutch
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. CUB
CADET shall not be liable for incidental or consequential
loss or damages including, without limitation, expenses
incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care
services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a
warranted product.
CUB CADET warrants the power take off (PTO) clutch and
mounting hardware against defects in material and workmanship for a period of three (3) years for Series 2000 products for
residential users, commencing on the date of original purchase or lease and CUB CADET will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any PTO clutch or mounting hardware
found to be defective in material or workmanship provided this
product has been operated and maintained as set forth above.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or
limitations may not apply to you.
5 Year/500 Hour Limited Warranty
CUB CADET warrants the frame, front cast iron pivot axle and
drive shaft on Series 2000 and 3000 models against defects
in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years or
500 hours, whichever occurs first, for residential users,
commencing on the date of original purchase or lease and
CUB CADET will, at its option, repair or replace, free of
charge, any part found to be defective in material or
workmanship provided this product has been operated and
maintained as set forth above. In addition to any other reason
set forth herein, CUB CADET may deny warranty coverage if
the hour meter, or any part thereof, is altered, modified,
disconnected or otherwise tampered with.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of the 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 use or 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 TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE, THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER. To locate the dealer in
your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or
contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio
44136-0019, or call 1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site
at www.cubcadet.com.
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This
limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain warranty coverage.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND,OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
59
MAINTENANCE PARTS CHART
MODEL LT 2180
SERIES 2000 18 HP VANGUARD
Engine Oil Requirements approx. . . 3 pints
ENGINE OIL
Part No.
Cub Cadet engine oil
Ambient temperature viscosity (Grade SG,SH,SJ or Higher)
Above +40°F
SAE 30
737-3029
0° to +40°F
SAE 5W30 or 10W30
737-3030A (10W30)
-20° to 100°+F
Synthetic SAE 5W30 or 10W30
Air Filter Requirements
AIR FILTER
CARTRIDGE
Part No.
Clean air filter per instructions
in your Operator’s Manual . . . .
under Maintenance - Air cleaner.
Cartridge
BS-394018
Foam
Pre-cleaner
BS-272490
FOAM
PRE-CLEANER
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Engine Oil Filter Requirements
Part No.
Change every 50 hours
SPARK PLUG
TRANSMISSION OIL
FILTER
TRANSMISSION
OIL
BS-492932
Gap Requirements
Part No.
.030 inch gap
759-3336
Oil Filter Requirements)
Part No.
Change every 100 hours
923-3014
Transmission Oil Requirements approx. . . 6 qts
Part No.
Check before each use
1 quart
1 gallon
Deck Blade Belt
BELTS
BLADES
737-3120
737-3121
Tractor to Deck Belt
Model
Part No.
Model
Part No.
42" Deck
954-3073
42" Deck
754-04041
Mower Deck Blade
Part No.
42" Deck 3 in 1 Blade
759-3830 (2)
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