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Cub Cadet BB-36 Operator`s manual
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
21-inch Self-Propelled Mower — Model 949
IMPORTANT
READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester
for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland,
Ohio 44136-0019.
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
FORM NO. 769-02318
01/05/2006
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new lawn mower. It will help you assemble,
prepare, and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Table of Contents
Slope Gauge ....................................................... 3
Safe Operation Practices ................................... 4
Setup and Adjustment ....................................... 6
Operating Your Lawn Mower .............................. 8
Maintaining Your Lawn Mower ......................... 10
Troubleshooting................................................ 14
Safety Labels .................................................... 15
Parts List ........................................................... 16
Warranty ............................................ Back Cover
Finding and Recording Model Number
BEFORE YOU BEGIN ASSEMBLING THIS UNIT, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information to the sample model plate provided to the right. You can
locate the model plate by standing at the operating position
and looking down at the rear of the deck. This information will
be necessary to use the manufacturer’s web site and/or obtain
assistance from the an authorized service dealer.
Model Number
Serial Number
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
Customer Support
Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was purchased, without first
contacting Customer Support.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions, choose from the options below:
• Visit www.cubcadet.com for many useful suggestions. Click the Customer Support button.
• Call our Customer Dealer Referral Line, to find a dealer nearest you, at 1-877-282-8684.
• The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with
your unit, for more information.
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Use this page as a guide to determine slopes where you may not operate safely. Do not operate
your lawn mower on such slopes.
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Slope
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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). A riding mower
could overturn and
cause serious injury.
If operating a walkbehind 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.
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Safe
Operation
Practices
WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which, if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this
manual before attempting to operate
this machine. Failure
to comply with these
instructions may result
in personal injury. When
you see this symbol.
HEED ITS 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.
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can
result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Children
6. Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during operation and while performing an adjustment or repair to protect
your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can cause serious
injury to the eyes.
7. Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Shirts and pants that cover the arms and
legs and steel-toed shoes are recommended. Never operate
this machine in bare feet, sandals, slippery or light-weight
(e.g. canvas) shoes.
8. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under cutting
deck. Contact with blade can amputate hands and feet.
9. A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade
contact or thrown object injuries.
10. Many injuries occur as a result of the mower being pulled
over the foot during a fall caused by slipping or tripping.
Do not hold on to the mower if you are falling; release the
handle immediately.
11. Never pull the mower back toward you while you are
walking. If you must back the mower away from a wall or
obstruction first look down and behind to avoid tripping and
then follow these steps:
a. Step back from mower to fully extend your arms.
b. Be sure you are well balanced with sure footing.
c. Pull the mower back slowly, no more than half way
toward you.
d. Repeat these steps as needed.
12. Do not operate the mower while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
13. Do not engage the self-propelled mechanism on units so
equipped while starting engine.
14. The blade control handle is a safety device. Never attempt
to bypass its operation. Doing so makes the safety device
inoperative and may result in personal injury through
contact with the rotating blade. The blade control handle
must operate easily in both directions and automatically
return to the disengaged position when released.
15. Never operate the mower in wet grass. Always be sure of
your footing. A slip and fall can cause serious personal
injury. If you feel you are losing your footing, release the
blade control handle immediately and the blade will stop
rotating within three seconds.
16. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. Walk, never run.
17. Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
18. If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
engine and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
Tragic accidents can occur if operator is not alert to presence
of children. Children are often attracted to mower and mowing
activity. They do not understand the dangers. Never assume
that children will remain where you last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and under watchful
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
2. Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
3. Before and while moving backwards, look behind and down
for small children.
4. Use extreme care when approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
your vision of a child who may run into the mower.
5. Keep children away from hot or running engines. They can
suffer burns from a hot muffler.
6. Never allow children under 14 years old to operate a power
mower. Children 14 years old and over should read and
understand operation instructions and safety rules in this
manual and should be trained and supervised by a parent.
General Operation
1. Read this operator’s manual carefully in its entirety before
attempting to assemble this machine. Read, understand,
and follow all instructions on the machine and in the
manual(s) before operation. Be completely familiar with
the controls and the proper use of this machine before
operating it. Keep this manual in a safe place for future
and regular reference and for ordering replacement parts.
2. This machine is a precision piece of power equipment,
not a plaything. Therefore, exercise extreme caution at all
times. Your unit has been designed to perform one job: to
mow grass. Do not use it for any other purpose.
3. Never allow children under 14 years old to operate this
machine. Children 14 years old and over should read and
understand the instructions in this manual and should
be trained and supervised by a parent. Only responsible
individuals who are familiar with these rules of safe
operation should be allowed to use this machine.
4. Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to
be used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys
and other foreign objects, which could be tripped over or
picked up and thrown by the blade. Thrown objects can
cause serious personal injury. Plan your mowing pattern
to avoid discharge of material toward roads, sidewalks,
bystanders and the like. Also, avoid discharging material
against a wall or obstruction, which may cause discharged
material to ricochet back toward the operator.
5. To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury,
stay in operator zone behind handles and keep children,
bystanders, helpers and pets at least 75 feet from mower
while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone enters
area.
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19. Shut the engine off and wait until the blade comes to a
complete stop before removing the grass catcher or unclogging the chute.
The cutting blade continues to rotate for a few seconds after
the engine is shut off. Never place any part of the body in
the blade area until you are sure the blade has stopped
rotating.
20. Never operate mower without proper trail shield, discharge
cover, grass catcher, blade control handle or other safety
protective devices in place and working. Never operate
mower with damaged safety devices. Failure to do so can
result in personal injury.
21. Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
22. Only use parts and accessories made for this machine by
manufacturer. Failure to do so can result in personal injury.
23. If situations occur which are not covered in this manual,
use care and good judgment. Contact your dealer for
assistance. Telephone 1-877-282-8684 for the name of your
nearest dealer.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents, which
can result in severe injury. Operation on slopes requires extra
caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not mow it. For your
safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this manual to
measure slopes before operating this unit on a sloped or hilly
area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees, do not mow it.
Do:
1. Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down. Exercise
extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
2. Watch for holes, ruts, rocks, hidden objects, or bumps which
can cause you to slip or trip. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
3. Always be sure of your footing. A slip and fall can cause
serious personal injury. If you feel you are losing your
balance, release the blade control handle immediately, and
the blade will stop rotating within 3 seconds.
Do Not:
1. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments, you
could lose your footing or balance.
2. Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees as shown on
the slope gauge.
3. Do not mow on wet grass. Unstable footing could cause
slipping.
Service
Safe Handling Of Gasoline:
1. To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can
occur when gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes,
which can ignite.
2. Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
3. Use only an approved gasoline container.
4. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer
bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the
ground away from your vehicle before filling.
5. Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer
and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel
such equipment on a trailer with a portable container, rather
than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
6. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or
container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
7. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources
of ignition.
8. Never fuel machine indoor because flammable vapors will
accumulate in the area.
9. Never remove gas cap or add fuel while engine is hot or
running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
10. Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½ inch
below bottom of filler neck to provide for fuel expansion.
11. Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
12. If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment.
Move unit to another area. Wait 5 minutes before starting
engine.
13. Never store the machine or fuel container near an open
flame, spark or pilot light as on a water heater, space
heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other gas appliances.
14. To reduce fire hazard, keep mower free of grass, leaves,
or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and
remove any fuel soaked debris.
15. Allow a mower to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.
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Safe
Operation
Practices
General Service:
1. Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and
deadly gas.
2. Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain the
blade and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wire and ground against the engine to prevent
unintended starting.
3. Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade for
damage (e.g., bent, cracked, worn) Replace blade with the
original equipment manufacture’s (O.E.M.) blade only, listed
in this manual. “Use of parts which do not meet the original
equipment specifications may lead to improper performance
and compromise safety!”
4. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade or wear
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
5. Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition.
6. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
7. After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against the engine.
Thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage. Repair the
damage before starting and operating the mower.
8. Never attempt to make a wheel or cutting height adjustment
while the engine is running.
9. Grass catcher components, discharge cover, and trail
shield are subject to wear and damage which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For safety
protection, frequently check components and replace immediately with original equipment manufacturer’s (O.E.M.)
parts only, listed in this manual. “Use of parts which do
not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
10. Do not change the engine governor setting or over-rev the
engine. The governor controls the maximum safe operating
speed of the engine.
11. Maintain or replace safety labels, as necessary.
12. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations. Improper
disposal of fluids and materials can harm the environment.
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WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions, which if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this manual before attempting to
operate this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions may
result in personal injury.
When you see this
symbol.
HEED IT’S 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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1. Remove any packing material which may be between
upper and lower handles.
a. Pull up and back on upper handle as shown in
Figure 3-1. Make certain the lower handle is seated
securely into the handle mounting brackets.
Setup and
Adjustment
b. Tighten hand knobs to secure upper handle to
lower handle. Make sure that each carriage bolt is
seated properly in the handle.
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NOTE: Make certain the drive cable is routed around
the outside and above the lower handle.
2. Locate the hairpin clip on the weld pin on each side of
the lower handle.
a. Remove hairpin clip from this hole. Using a pair
of pliers, insert hairpin clip into the hole on pin
closest to the bracket, Figure 3-2. Repeat on other
side.
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Stand behind the mower
as if you were going to
operate it. Your right hand
corresponds to the right
side of the mower; your
left hand corresponds to
the left side of the mower.
Figure 3-1: Unfold handle and tighten hardware.
b. Insert a carriage bolt from the hardware pack into
the upper hole on the handle mounting bracket.
Secure with one plastic wing nut, also included
in the hardware pack. Repeat on other side with
remaining items from hardware pack.
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Make certain the drive
cable is routed around
the outside and above
the lower handle so it
does not interfere with
attaching the grass bag.
The chute door has been
designed to move the
starter rope out of the way
of the bag when the chute
door is opened.
3. The rope guide, which is connected to the support
rod, is located on the right side of the lower handle,
Figure 3-3.
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a. Hold the blade control against upper handle.
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b. Pull starter rope out of the engine. Release the
blade control.
c. Slip starter rope into rope guide.
4. Secure cables to the lower handle using the cable ties
already on the lower handle. Insert pegs on cable ties
into the holes on the lower handle. Pull cable ties tight
and trim excess.
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Figure 3-2: Secure lower handle to mounting brackets.
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IMPORTANT
This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the
engine. Fill up gasoline
and oil as instructed in
the accompanying engine
manual BEFORE operating your mower.
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Figure 3-4: Use wing nuts to secure discharge chute to deck.
Figure 3-3: Pull recoil starter through rope guide.
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5. The mower was shipped with the mulching cover
installed on the unit. For bagging purposes, you will
need to attach the discharge chute and grass bag in
place of the mulching baffle.
a. Remove three wing nuts holding the mulching cover
in place and remove the cover.
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b. Replace with discharge chute, while making sure
the front lip of chute goes under the edge of the
deck. Secure with wing nuts previously removed,
Figure 3-4.
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Setup and
Adjustment
c. Lift chute door on the discharge chute and slide
grass bag onto the chute, Figure 3-5.
6. Follow the steps below to install the side discharge
chute:
a. Remove mulching cover or grass bag from unit by
disconnecting wing nuts.
Figure 3-5: Attach the grass bag to discharge chute.
b. Attach side discharge chute to unit and secure with
the three wing nuts, Figure 3-6.
Adjustments
1. The cutting height adjustment lever is located above
the rear left wheel, Figure 3-7.
a. Pull the lever out and away from the mower.
b. Move the lever forward or back for desired cutting
height.
Make certain the drive
cable is routed around
the outside and above
the lower handle so it
does not interfere with
attaching the grass bag
The chute door has been
designed to move the
starter rope out of the
way of the bag when the
chute door is opened.
c. Release lever towards mower deck.
2. The adjustment wheel is located in the drive control
handle housing and is used to tighten or loosen the
drive belt. You will need to adjust the drive control
if the mower does not propel itself with the drive
control engaged or if the drive wheels hesitate with
the drive control engaged.
If either of these conditions occur, rotate the adjustment wheel to adjust the drive control, Figure 3-8.
Figure 3-6: Remove mulching cover or grass bag before installing side discharge chute.
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Figure 3-7: Use lever to adjust the cutting height.
Figure 3-8: Use the adjustment wheel on the drive control to
adjust the drive belt.
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CUTTING HEIGHT
All wheels must be set
to the same height. For
rough or uneven lawns,
use a higher cut setting.
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Know Your Lawn Mower
Blade Control
Drive Control
Operating
Your Lawn
Mower
Height Adjustment Lever
Recoil Starter
Mulch Cover
Side Discharge
Chute
WARNING
The blade control is a
safety device. DO NOT
attempt to bypass its
operation.
Use extreme care when
handling gasoline.
Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors
are explosive. Never fuel
the machine indoors or
while the engine is hot
or running. Extinguish
cigarettes, cigars, pipes
and other sources of
ignition.
Keep hands and feet
away from the chute area
on cutting deck. Refer to
warning label on the unit.
Discharge Chute
Figure 4-1: The major components on the mower.
Now that you have set up your lawn mower, it’s important to become acquainted with its controls and features.
Blade Control
Mulch Cover
The blade control is attached to the upper handle of
the mower. Depress and squeeze it against the upper
handle to engage the engine and blade. Release it to
stop engine and blade.
To use the mower as a mulcher, remove the discharge
chute and install the mulch cover.
Side Discharge Chute
WARNING: This blade control is a safety
device. Do not bypass its operations.
Instead of collecting grass clippings in the bag, you may
attach the side discharge chute to expel the clippings.
Drive Control
Discharge Chute
The drive control is located on the upper handle.
Squeeze the drive control lever to engage the drive
system. Release it to disengage the drive system.
Release the drive control to slow down when approaching an obstacle, making a turn, or stopping.
The discharge chute must be attached to the deck to use
the grass bag.
Gas and Oil Fill-Up
Refer to engine manual for engine instructions.
1. Check oil level and add oil if necessary. Follow engine
manual for this.
Cutting Height Adjustment Lever
IMPORTANT: This unit is
shipped without gasoline
or oil in the engine. Fill
up gasoline and oil as
instructed in the accompanying engine manual
BEFORE operating your
mower.
The cutting height adjustment lever is located above
the left rear wheel. Refer to the Setup and Adjustment
section for instructions on adjusting the cutting height.
2. Service the engine with gasoline as instructed in the
engine manual.
WARNING: Use extreme care when handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive. Never fuel the machine
indoors or while the engine is hot or running. Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of
ignition.
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter is connected to the support rod and
is located on the right side of the lower handle. Stand
behind the unit and pull the recoil starter rope to start
the engine.
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WARNING: The operation of any lawn mower
can result in foreign objects being thrown
into the eyes, which can damage your eyes severely.
Always wear safety glasses while operating or
maintaining the mower.
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Starting and Stopping
the Engine
WARNING: Be sure no one other than the
operator is standing near the lawn mower
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while starting engine or operating mower. Never
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run engine indoors or in enclosed, poorly ventilated
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areas. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an
odorless and deadly gas. Keep hands, feet, hair and
loose clothing away from any moving parts on engine
and lawn mower.
Figure 4-2: The steps involved in starting the mower.
1. Place the fuel valve lever found on the left side of the
1. Once the engine is running, squeeze the drive
engine into the ON (OPEN) position, Figure 4-2.
control against the upper handle to propel mower.
2. Move the choke lever all the way backward into the
For best results, do not cut wet grass and never
choke position, Figure 4-2.
cut off more than one-third of the total length of the
3. Standing behind the mower, squeeze the blade control
grass.
against upper handle, Figure 4-2. The choke will now
Using as a Mulcher
begin to slowly return to the off choke position after
For mulching grass, remove the grass catcher and
activating the blade control. Therefore, quickly move
chute from the mower. Reattach mulch cover. Refer to
onto step four below. Refer to the engine manual for
Setup section for instructions.
further details.
4. Holding these two handles together firmly, grasp recoil • For effective mulching, do not cut wet grass.
starter handle and pull rope out with a rapid, continu• New or thick grass may require a narrower cut.
ous, full arm stroke, Figure 4-2. Keeping a firm grip on
Adjust ground speed according to condition of lawn.
the starter handle let the rope rewind slowly. Repeat
• If the grass has been allowed to grow in excess of
until engine cranks. Let the rope rewind each time
four inches, mulching is not recommended. Use the
slowly.
grass catcher to bag clippings instead.
Stopping Engine
1. Release blade control to stop the engine and blade.
2. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and
ground against the engine.
Using Your Lawn Mower
WARNING: Do not operate mower without
mulching cover, discharge chute, or grass
catcher properly installed.
Be sure lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire, or other
objects which could damage lawn mower or engine.
Such objects could be accidently thrown by the mower
in any direction and cause serious personal injury to the
operator and others.
Using the Grass Catcher
You can use the grass catcher to collect clippings while
you are operating the mower.
1. Attach grass catcher following instructions in Setup
section. Grass clippings will automatically collect in
the bag as you run the mower. Operate the mower till
the grass bag is full.
2. Stop engine completely by releasing the blade
control. Make sure that the unit has come to a
complete stop.
3. While holding the grass bag by both the rear handle
and the lower handle, lift the grass bag straight up
off the discharge chute. The chute door will move the
rope out of the way of the bag.
WARNING: If you strike a foreign object, stop
the engine. Remove wire from the spark plug, 4. Continue to hold the lower handle and raise the rear
of the grass bag up towards your chest. The grass
thoroughly inspect mower for any damage, and repair
bag will open and the grass clippings will disperse.
damage before restarting and operating. Extensive
When replacing the grass bag, be sure the top of the
vibration of mower during operation is an indication
bag rests on the wire support between the handles.
of damage. The unit should be promptly inspected
and repaired.
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Operating
Your Lawn
Mower
WARNING
The operation of any
lawn mower can result
in foreign objects being
thrown into the eyes,
which can damage your
eyes severely. Always
wear safety glasses while
operating the mower,
or while performing any
adjustments or repairs
on it.
Be sure no one other than
the operator is standing
near the lawn mower
while starting engine or
operating mower. Never
run engine indoors or
in enclosed, poorly
ventilated areas. Engine
exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas. Keep
hands, feet, hair and loose
clothing away from any
moving parts on engine
and lawn mower.
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Lubrication
• Lubricate pivot points on the blade control at least
once a season with light oil. The blade control must
operate freely in both directions, Figure 5-1.
• Lubricate the wheels at least once a season with
light oil (or motor oil). If wheels are removed for any
reason, lubricate the axle bolt and inner surface of the
wheel with light oil.
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Mower
• Lubricate the torsion spring and pivot point on each
end of the discharge chute at least once a season with
light oil to prevent rust.
• The transmission is pre-lubricated and sealed at the
factory and does not require lubrication.
• Follow the accompanying engine manual for lubrication schedule and instruction for engine lubrication.
Figure 5-1: Areas to lubricate on the mower.
Deck Care
WARNING: Never tip the mower more than 90º
in any direction and do not leave the mower
tipped for any length of time. Oil can drain into the
upper part of the engine causing a starting problem.
1. Disconnect spark plug wire. Drain gasoline from lawn
mower or place a piece of plastic under the gas cap.
WARNING
Always stop engine,
disconnect spark plug
and ground against
engine before performing
any type of maintenance
on your machine.
2. Tip mower so that it rests on the housing. Keep the
side with the air cleaner facing up. Hold mower firmly.
3. Scrape and clean the underside of the deck with a
suitable tool. Do not spray with water.
4. Put the mower back on its wheels on the ground. If
you had put plastic under the gas cap earlier, make
sure to remove it now.
Figure 5-2: Cut wire to remove rear flap.
General Recommendations
• Always observe safety rules when performing
any maintenance.
Do not use a pressure
washer or garden hose
to clean your unit. These
may cause damage to
pulleys, bearings, or the
engine. The use of water
will result in shortened
life and reduce serviceability.
• The warranty on this lawn mower does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator abuse
or negligence. To receive full value from warranty,
operator must maintain the lawn mower as
instructed here.
• Changing of engine-governed speed will void
engine warranty.
• All adjustments should be checked at least once
each season.
• Periodically check all fasteners and make sure these
are tight.
Engine Care
• Maintain oil level as instructed in engine manual.
• Service air cleaner every 25 hours under normal
conditions. Clean every few hours under extremely
dusty conditions. Refer to engine manual.
• Clean spark plug and reset the gap once a season.
Check engine manual for correct plug type and gap
specifications.
• Clean engine regularly with a cloth or brush. Keep the
cooling system (blower housing area) clean to permit
proper air circulation. Remove all grass, dirt and
combustible debris from muffler area.
Replacing Rear Flap
1. Cut off the flat end of the wire rod which secures it to
the deck, Figure 5-2.
2. Attach the new flap and new rod to the deck, bending
the ends of the new rod over to secure to deck.
WARNING: Always stop engine, disconnect
spark plug, and ground against engine
before cleaning, lubricating or doing any kind of
maintenance on your machine.
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Blade Care
WARNING: When removing cutting blade
for sharpening or replacement, protect your
hands with a pair of heavy gloves or use a heavy rag
to hold blade.
1. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug. Turn
mower on its side making sure that the air filter and
carburetor are facing up.
2. Remove bolt, bell blade support, blade, and blade
adapter from the engine crankshaft, Figure 5-3. When
removing these items, the pulleys and washers
may also break free from the crankshaft. Be sure
to make note of the orientation of these items for
reassembly.
3. The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a
grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen the blade
while it is still on the mower. Balance the blade on a
round shaft screwdriver. Grind cutting edges equally
and follow the original angle of grind. Remove metal
from the heavy side until it balances evenly.
WARNING: An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration when rotating at high
speeds. It may cause damage to mower and could
break causing personal injury.
4. Lubricate the engine crankshaft and the inner surface
of the blade adapter with light oil. Reinsert the spacer
(if needed), pulleys and washers. Slide the blade
adapter onto the engine crankshaft. Place the blade
on the adapter such that the side of the blade marked
“Bottom” (or with part number) faces the ground when
the mower is in the operating position. Make sure that
blade is aligned and seated on blade adapter flanges.
Belt Care
When removing the cutting blade or when
sliding the belt around it, protect your hands
with a pair of heavy gloves.
Removing the Belt
1. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against
the engine.
2. Drain the fuel tank or place a piece of plastic
beneath the cap to prevent gasoline leakage.
3. Tip mower on its side (air cleaner side of engine up).
4. Move height adjustment lever to the highest position.
6. Lift baffle towards the rear of the mower. Remove
the hex bolt that holds the tranmission to the mower
deck from the rear of unit, Figure 5-5.
7. Tilt the transmission forward to make it easier to
work in this area.
WARNING
An unbalanced blade
will cause excessive
vibration when rotating
at high speeds. It may
cause damage to mower
and could break causing
personal injury.
When removing the cutting blade for sharpening
or replacement or when
sliding the belt around it,
protect your hands with
a pair of heavy gloves or
use a heavy rag to hold
the blade.
Figure 5-4: Remove blade, hardware, and baffle screws.
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Figure 5-3: To access blade, remove the bolt, support, blade,
and adapter.
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Mower
5. Remove blade, blade adapter, and related hardware.
Be sure to make note of the orientation of these
items for reassembly. Remove the three hex
screws holding baffle to the deck, Figure 5-4.
5. Place bell blade support on the blade. Align notches
on the bell blade support with small holes in blade.
Replace hex bolt and tighten hex bolt to torque: 450
in. lbs. min., 600 in. lbs. max.
To ensure safe operation of your mower, periodically
check the blade bolt for correct torque.
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Figure 5-5: Peel back baffle (A) and loosen screw holding
transmission to deck. (B)
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5
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Mower
8. Loosen the belt keeper bolt and lock nut half a turn,
Figure 5-6.
9. Using a pair of pliers, pull back and rotate belt keeper
from the slot on the idler bracket, Figure 5-7.
10. Slide the belt out from between the belt keeper and
the idler bracket.
11. Slide the belt out from around the pulley on the
transmission.
Belt
Keeper
12. Remove belt from around the crankshaft, Figure 5-8.
Discard the worn belt.
Installing the Belt
Idler
Bracket
13. Place the new belt over the transmission pulley. Place
the belt in the pulley groove and rotate the pulley until
the belt is seated in transmission pulley.
Figure 5-6: Loosen bolt and nut on belt keeper and idler
bracket.
14. Place the belt between the idler bracket and the belt
keeper.
15. Using pliers, rotate the belt keeper so that it snaps into
slot on the idler bracket.
16. Tighten the belt keeper bolt and lock nut.
When replacing belt, It is
important that the belt is
routed within the inside
of the belt keeper rod
attached to the underside
of the baffle.
17. Reinstall the screw that secures the transmission to
the mower deck.
18. Place the belt between the two pulley halves on the
crankshaft, Figure 5-9.
19. Squeeze the blade control against the upper handle
to tighten the belt. Return baffle back to its original
position and release the blade control, Figure 5-10.
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NOTE: It is important that the belt is routed within
the inside of the belt keeper rod attached to the
underside of the baffle, Figure 5-11.
20. Secure the baffle to deck using the three screws
removed earlier.
Figure 5-7: Rotate belt keeper to free the belt.
21. Lightly lubricate the inside of the blade adapter and
reinstall the washers, blade adapter, blade, and blade
bell support in the correct order, Figure 5-12 (Refer to
Blade Care section). Tighten the hex bolt to 450-600
in. lbs. torque.
Figure 5-8: Remove belt from crankshaft after freeing it from
the transmission pulley.
Figure 5-9: Place upper pulley on crankshaft, loop belt around
crankshaft, then install the lower pulley.
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Off-Season Storage
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The following steps should be taken to prepare your
lawn mower for storage.
• Clean and lubricate mower thoroughly as described
in the lubrication instructions. Do not use a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit.
• Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage
instructions.
• Coat mower’s cutting blade with chassis grease to
prevent rusting.
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• Store mower in a dry, clean area. Do not store next
to corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
Figure 5-10: Engage the blade control to tighten the belt (A)
and place baffle back onto deck (B).
When storing any type of power equipment in a poorly
ventilated or metal storage shed, care should be taken
to rust-proof the equipment. Using a light oil or silicone,
coat the equipment, especially cables and all moving
parts of your lawn mower before storage.
Belt Keeper Rod (attached
to underside of baffle)
Figure 5-11: The belt should be routed to the inside of the belt
keeper rod.
Figure 5-12: Reinstall the remaining hardware.
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5
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Mower
6
Problem
Engine fails to start
Trouble
Shooting
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Spark plug wire loose.
2. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
3.
4.
5.
6.
For repairs beyond
the minor adjustments
listed here, contact
an authorized service
dealer.
Blade control disengaged.
Spark plug wire disconnected.
Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
Engine not primed.
5. Faulty spark plug.
6. Blocked fuel line.
7. Engine flooded.
Engine runs erratic
Engine overheats
Vent in gas cap plugged.
Water or dirt in fuel system.
Dirty air cleaner.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
1. Engine oil level low.
2. Air flow restricted.
3. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
Occasional skips
(hesitates) at
high speed
Idles poorly
Excessive
Vibration
Mower will not
mulch grass (If
Equipped)
Engage blade control.
Connect wire to spark plug.
Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
Prime engine as instructed in “Operating Your Lawn Mower”.
5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
6. Clean fuel line.
7. Wait a few minutes to restart, but do
not prime.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean,
fresh gasoline.
3. Clear vent.
4. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
5. Refer to engine manual.
6. Refer to engine manual.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Remove blower housing
and clean.
3. Refer to engine manual.
1. Adjust gap to .030”.
2. Refer to engine manual.
1. Spark plug fouled, faulty or gap
too wide.
2. Carburetor improperly adjusted.
3. Dirty air cleaner.
1. Reset gap to .030” or replace
spark plug.
2. Refer to engine manual.
3. Refer to engine manual.
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
1. Tighten blade and adapter. Balance
blade.
2. See an authorized service dealer.
2. Bent cutting blade.
1. Wet grass.
2. Excessively high grass.
1. Wheels not positioned correctly.
2. Dull blade.
Mower will not
self propel
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Spark plug gap too close.
2. Carburetor idle mixture adjustment
improperly set.
3. Dull blade.
Uneven cut
Remedy
Cause
1. Belt not installed properly.
2. Debris clogging drive operation.
3. Damaged or worn belt.
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1. Do not mow when grass is wet; wait
until later to cut.
2. Mow once at a high cutting height,
then mow again at desired height or
make a narrower cutting path.
3. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Place all four wheels in same
height position.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Check belt for proper pulley installation
and movement.
2. Stop engine, disconnect spark plug
wire and clean out debris.
3. Inspect and replace belt.
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Side Discharge Chute
28 747-04451
Belt Keeper Rod
3
712-04063
Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18
29 754-0460
V-Belt
4
726-0240
Cable Tie
30 750-04438A Sleeve Spacer
5
746-0557
Control Cable, 47-inch
31 731-1833A
Mulch Cover
6
710-0654A
TT Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.00
32 712-0397
Wing Nut
7
782-0078B
21-inch Deck
33 726-0233
Push Nut
8
736-1836
Front Axle Cover
34 710-0134
Carriage Screw 1/4-20 x .62
9
710-1242
HL Screw, 5/16-14 x .750
35 731-1713B
Top Discharge Chute
10 756-04161
Upper Half Pulley
36 747-0965
Chute Door Pivot Rod
11 756-04160
Key Half Pulley
37 732-0819
Torsion Spring
12 736-0250
Flat Washer, 1 x 1.75 x .107
38 731-1874
Top Discharge Door Chute
13 736-04173
Spring Washer 1.005x1.825x.048
39 726-0111
Push Cap
14 731-1828
Rear Baffle
40 631-0066
Top Discharge Chute Assembly
15 748-04082
Blade Adapter
41 714-0104
Cotter Pin
16 742-0741
21-inch Mulching Blade
42 712-0397
Wing Nut
17 710-1257
HH Cap Screw, 3/8-24 x 2.50
43 710-0703
Carriage Screw 1/4-20 x .75
18 736-0524B
Bell Blade Spacer
44 749-0907B
Lower Handle
19 631-0071
Grass Bag Cover Assembly
45 747-0940A
Grass Bag Support Rod
20 712-04064
Flange Lock Nut 1/4-20
46 720-04072
Star Knob
21 710-0653
TT Screw 1/4-20 x .375
47 710-1174
Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x 2
22 710-0969
HL Screw #12-16 x 1
48 712-0324
Hex Lock Nut 1/4-20
23 747-0937
Grass Bag Frame
49 746-0883
ERS Housing
24 747-0939
Grass Bag Pivot Rod
50 746-0711B
51-inch Cable
25 726-0106
Cap Speed Nut
51 749-0439D
Upper Handle
26 664-0121
Grass Bag Assembly
52 753-0833
Drive Control Assembly
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Parts List
EN
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UIN
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27 731-1832
Machine Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.310
G
Lever Assembly
710-1270
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647-04008
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To order replacement
parts call our Customer
Dealer Referral Line at
1-877-282-8684 or visit
www.cubcadet.com to
locate a dealer in your
area.
IMPORTANT: For a proper
working machine, use
Factory Approved Parts.
V-BELTS are specially
designed to engage
and disengage safely.
A substitute (non-OEM)
V-Belt can be dangerous
by not disengaging
completely.
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HH Cap Screw 1/4-20 x .620
25 10622B
Plastic Ratchet Spring
Shoulder Screw .340x.285x1/4-20
PAWL RH
736-0270
Bell Washer .265 x .75 x .062
3
748-0318
Wheel Ratchet
27 748-0381
4
720-0223
Grip
5
732-0803A
Spring Lever
28 16855
Ratchet PAWL Plate
6
738-0529
Shoulder Nut
29 734-2010
Rear Wheel 9 x 2.125 Rwd PM
7
750-0515
Spacer .51 x .70 x .38
30 712-0414
Weld Nut
8
741-0978
Hex Sleeve Bearing
31 710-1315
TT Screw 3/8-16 x 1.25
9
782-0565
Single Lever Control Arm
32 750-0807
Spacer .385 x .625 x .700
10 714-0104
Hairpin Clip
33 732-0832
Torsion Spring RH
11 736-0286
Bowed Washer
34 711-0835
Clevis Pin .500 x 4.62
12 611-0064
Front Axle Assembly
35 710-1652
TT Screw 1/4-20 x .625
13 741-0492A
Block Bushing
36 782-0568
Lift Assist Spring Bracket
14 710-1242
Hex Screw 1.4 x 1
37 714-0474
Cotter Pin
15 731-0982A
Hubcap
38 731-1901A
Trailshield
16 738-0102
Shoulder Screw .498x1.445x3/8-16
39 732-0842
Trailshield Wire
17 736-0504
Wave Washer .510 x .750 x .017
40 682-7526
Axle Assembly Transmission
18 734-2008A
Front Wheel 8 x 2.125 Idle BB Zrk
41 710-0604A
TT Screw 5/16-18 x .625
19 736-0105
Bell Washer .375 x .870 x .063
42 618-0263A
Transmission
20 741-0324A
Hex Flange Bearing
43 741-0522
Hex Flange Bearing
21 736-0369
Flat Washer .508 x 1 x .020
44 713-0453
Chain
22 750-0151
Spacer .550 x .755 x 1.1
45 638-0012
Axle Assembly RR
23 682-3052
Handle Bracket Assy RH
46 682-7528
Chain Cover Assembly
682-3053
Handle Bracket Assy LH
47 750-1056
Shoulder Spacer .385 x .715
AB Screw 1/4-14 x .50
48 725-0157
Cable Tie
49 682-0531
RR Pivot Arm Assembly
19
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PAWL LH
Parts List
FA
24 710-1348
748-0188B
EN
CT
UIN
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2
26 738-0137A
TS
710-0751
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To order replacement
parts call our Customer
Dealer Referral Line at
1-877-282-8684 or visit
www.cubcadet.com to
locate a dealer in your
area.
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC 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 commencing on the date of
original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge,
any part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained
in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and
has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident,
improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage
because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by
Cub Cadet for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void
your warranty as to any resulting damage.
Normal wear parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of purchase.
Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items such as: batteries,
belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow
thrower skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service dealer.
To locate the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages, or contact
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.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items may
carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable
manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
b. Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate one year
warranty.
c. 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.
e. Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
f. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
g. Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the applicable
period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity, including a dealer
or retailer, with respect to any product, shall bind Cub Cadet. During
the period of the warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Cub Cadet shall not be liable
for incidental or consequential loss or damage including, without
limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care
services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted
product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the
purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of the
product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability for
loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others and their
property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original
purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain
warranty coverage.
d. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported
outside of the United States, its possesions and territories, except
those sold through Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
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