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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
4000 SERIES
ZTR®
2003
IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY
The Dixon® ZTR® Mower is both easy and fun to operate.
However, any power mower must be operated properly to
be safe. It is not a toy or a recreational vehicle. Before you
start to use the mower, read the operator’s manual carefully
and become completely familiar with the controls.
The information contained in this manual applies to all
Dixon® ZTR® 4000 Series Mowers. Your Dixon dealer
will gladly answer any questions.
See your dealer for warranty service, parts and repairs.
INDEX
Page
Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Warranty Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Seat Adjustment Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-17
Operation Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-27
Care & Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-39
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41
Standard Service Parts List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
4000 Series
Part No. 13632-0702
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SAFETY
RIDING LAWN MOWERS,
IF IMPROPERLY OPERATED,
CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
The most common causes of injury to the operator or bystander...
BLADE CONTACT
TIP OVER
RUN OVER
BACK OVER
...read and understand this manual to prevent injuries.
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SAFETY
Safety Alert Symbol
When you see this symbol,
BE ALERT to the potential for injury.
Follow recommended safety precautions
and safe operating practices.
DANGER
(highlighted in red)
indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
(highlighted in orange)
indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
CAUTION
(highlighted in yellow)
indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used
to alert against unsafe practices.
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SAFETY
Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION:
•Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the mower before starting.
•Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with
the instructions, to operate the mower.
•Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire,
etc., which could be picked up & thrown by the blade.
•Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop mower if anyone enters the area.
•NEVER carry passengers.
•Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down & behind before & while backing.
•Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do
not point it at anyone.
•Do not operate the mower without either the entire
grass catcher or the deflector in place.
•Slow down before turning.
•Never leave a running mower unattended. Always
turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine and
remove key before dismounting.
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SAFETY
GENERAL OPERATION (continued):
•Turn off blades when not mowing.
•Stop engine before removing grass catcher or
unclogging chute.
•Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
•Do not operate the mower while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
•Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
•Use extra care when loading or unloading the
mower into a trailer or truck. Do not ride the
mower when loading and unloading.
•Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields when operating mower.
•Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and
above, are involved in a large percentage of riding
mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and others
from serious injury.
•Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for
wheel weights and counterweights.
•Maintain or replace safety & instruction labels as
needed.
WARNING:
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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SAFETY
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.
DO
If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it,
do not mow it!
•Mow across the slope with your Dixon ZTR - never up or down.
•Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
•Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn
the mower. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
•Use slow speed. Tires may lose traction on slopes even though
the brakes are functioning properly.
•Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These
can change the stability of the mower.
•Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction.
•Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly down the slope.
•If front wheels lift off the ground, pull the levers back to stabilize
the mower.
DO NOT
•Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
•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.
•Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
•Do not try to stabilize the mower by putting your foot on the
ground.
•Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
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SAFETY
CHILDREN:
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is
not alert to the presence of children.
Children are attracted to lawn mowers
and the mowing activity.
NEVER assume children will stay where they
were last seen.
Be alert to avoid accidents.
•Keep children out of the mowing area and under
the watchful care of another responsible adult.
•Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
•Before and during backing, look BEHIND and DOWN
for small children.
•Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe mower operation.
•Never allow children to operate the mower.
•Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
vision.
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SAFETY
SERVICE:
•Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels.
They are flammable and vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refueling.
Do not smoke while refueling.
Never refuel the mower indoors.
Never store the mower or fuel container inside
a building where there is an open flame.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
To prevent fire and explosion caused by static
electricity:
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.
When practical, remove fuel-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 fuel dispenser nozzle.
If a fuel dispenser nozzle must be used, 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.
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SAFETY
SERVICE (continued):
•Never run a mower inside a closed area. The exhaust
fumes are toxic.
•Keep nuts and bolts tight, especially blade attachment
bolts, and keep equipment in good condition.
•Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
•Keep mower free of grass, leaves, or other debris buildup. Clean up oil or fuel spillage. Allow mower to cool
before storing.
•Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
•Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine
running unless otherwise specified.
•Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage
and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with original equipment parts, when
necessary.
•Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s)
or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing
them.
•Batteries contain sulfuric acid. To prevent burns avoid
contact with skin, eyes and clothing. To prevent a fire
or explosion keep sparks and open flames away from
battery.
•Before disconnecting the negative (-) ground cable,
make sure all switches are OFF.
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DIXON PROTECTION PLUS TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
TRANSAXLE MODELS
WARRANTY: Home Owner Application: Dixon Transaxle Models, used only at owner’s primary
place of residence are warranted for a period of two (2) years from date of purchase.
Commercial Application: defined as use other than, or in addition to, mowing at owner’s primary
place of residence. Dixon Transaxle Models, used in commercial application are warranted for
a period of (30) days from the date of purchase.
DIXON ZTR MOWERS ARE WARRANTED AGAINST DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND
WORKMANSHIP AND PROVIDES FOR REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF PARTS INCLUDING LABOR
COSTS. THIS WARRANTY IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS:
1.
Warranty applies only to original retail purchaser of new and unused mowers and
accessories.
2.
All Dixon warranty must be accomplished by authorized Dixon dealers and in
accordance with Dixon warranty policy and allowances. All warranty claims must be
approved by Dixon Industries, Inc.
3.
Battery warranty: Limited to 90 days from date of purchase.
4.
Accessories Warranty (Grass Catchers, Snow Blades, Covers, etc.): Limited to 90
days from date of purchase.
5.
Warranty does not apply to damage in transit or incidents of misuse, negligence,
accidents, or alteration. The use of parts or components other than those supplied
by Dixon Industries, Inc. VOIDS ALL WARRANTY.
6.
The following items are not covered by this warranty policy:
(a) Pick up and delivery charges for transportation of mower to and from an
Authorized Dixon Dealer's place of business.
(b) Routine maintenance or adjustments (including transaxle adjustments)
(c) Belts/Blades/Chains/Sprockets
(d) Engines -- All engines used on Dixon ZTR mowers are warranted by each
individual engine manufacturer.
(e) Any costs or expense of providing substitute equipment while repair work is
being performed on a warranted mower.
7.
There is no other express warranty. Implied warranties, including those of merchant
ability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the same duration of the
express warranty, and to the extent permitted by law any and all implied warranties
are excluded. Liabilities for consequential damages under any and all warranties are
excluded.
Copies: Pink/Customer
Yellow/Dealer
White/Return to Dixon Ind.
WARRANTY VALIDATION: At the time of sale, selling dealer must review each portion of this
warranty document, complete the information section below, secure customer's signature and
send copy to Dixon Industries, Inc.
Date of Purchase
Model
Deck Size
S/N
(Owner's Name)
(Dealership Name & Dealer Number)
(Street Address)
(Street Address)
(City/State/Zip)
(City/State/Zip)
(Owner's Signature)
(Dealer's Signature)
DIXON INDUSTRIES, INC.
A BLOUNT International Inc. Co.
PO BOX 1569
COFFEYVILLE KS 67337 0945
PHONE 620 251 2000
FAX 620 251 4117
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www.dixon-ztr.com
1-877-CUT-MORE
SPECIFICATIONS
Model ZTR 4423
CHASSIS:
Twin 12 gauge side frames and 7 gauge transmission
and engine base plate.
BODY:
All body parts made of high density polyethylene. Dent
and corrosion resistant.
MOWER DECK:
13 GA stamped steel construction. Three blades
combine for a 42” cut width. Cut height approximately
1-1/2”- 4” via 7-position lift handle.
BLADE DRIVE:
Electric clutch.
TRANSMISSION:
Each rear wheel is independently driven by chain and
sprockets through a mechanical friction drive.
ENGINE:
15.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Intek, 4-Cycle, Single Cylinder,
Overhead Valve, Air-Cooled, Gasoline, Cast Iron Sleeve
and Pressure Lube with Spin -On Filter and AVS (Antivibration System.
STARTING SYSTEM:
Electric by key switch operation with safety interlock blade
drive.
TIRES:
Front
Rear
11 x 4.00-5 ribbed tread.
18 x 8.50-8 Pro Tech
RECOMMENDED
TIRE PRESSURE:
Front
Rear
16-21 PSI
8-14 PSI
CAPACITIES:
Fuel
2.4 gallons total
Engine 1.5 quarts oil
DIMENSIONS:
Width
Height
Length
Weight
47” outside rear wheel measurement
42” to top edge of seat
72” hitch tab to front bumper
520 lbs.
Additional information provided in service instructions under the individual component.
SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
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SEAT ADJUSTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Model ZTR 4423
1.
Raise and push seat assembly forward.
2.
Loosen five nuts and slide seat forward or backward
to desired position.
3.
Re-tighten nuts. DO NOT operate mower without
seat adjustments properly tightened.
4.
Push seat assembly back to closed position.
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CONTROLS
The Dixon ZTR has a unique transaxle that requires only two drive levers to
control braking, turning, speed and direction.
On initial operation, set throttle speed on slow. Operate with mower
blade in “OFF” position.
To avoid “over-controlling” the mower, use a light touch on the drive
levers.
Slight movements using fingertip control is all that is necessary.
PARKING BRAKE:
The parking brake is designed to hold the mower
from moving and is not intended for use in stopping
the mower while it is in motion.
CAUTION
Engage parking brake
before starting engine.
TO SET PARKING BRAKE:
The hand operated parking brake is located on the
right end of the mower.
To engage brake, pull lever up (to the rear).
To release brake, move lever forward (down).
NOTE:
Always set parking brake before dismounting.
Release parking brake before moving mower.
TRANSMISSION DRIVE SYSTEM
Allows the mower to turn on its own axis “ZERO TURNING RADIUS”. Each
lever controls one side of the mower.
NOTE:
The pressure required to operate the mower is very light.
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CONTROLS
CONTROL LEVERS
Note:
For access to the seat, move control levers to neutral position and
swing them outward.
TO GO FORWARD:
•From neutral position, gently push both control levers forward.
•To increase speed, move levers further forward.
TO GO BACKWARD:
•From neutral position, gently pull both control levers toward you.
TURNING:
•Turning is controlled by moving one control lever slightly forward or
rearward of the other.
•To turn left, move left lever rearward of the right lever.
•To turn right, move right lever rearward of the left lever.
•To turn on mower’s own axis (zero turning radius), stop and move one
lever to reverse position and the other to forward position.
BRAKING:
•To brake mower, move both levers in direction opposite of travel.
LEFT TURN OPPOSITE
Note: The pressure required to operate the mower is very light.
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CONTROLS
BLADE DRIVE:
•Located on the control panel, on the
operator’s right.
•To engage the mower blades, pull up on
the switch.
•To disengage mower blade, push down.
CIRCUIT BREAKER:
•Protection of the electrical system is by
(1) 15 amp circuit breaker.
•If circuit breaker trips, push button to reset.
•If this condition repeats, consult dealer
for inspection and repair.
THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER:
•Located on control panel to operator’s right.
•Throttle control for engine speed.
•Choke for engine starting.
•Throttle control should be set to MAXIMUM
or wide open setting to ensure adequate
cooling of the engine and to maintain mower
deck blade speed while mowing.
MOWER DECK CUT HEIGHT LIFT LEVER:
•Located to the left of the operator.
•Controls the cutting height.
•Seven positions of adjustment.
•Move lever in and forward to lower.
•Move lever in and back to raise.
NOTE: Always use high for transport.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
The safe and successful operation of the 4000
Series will depend upon the operator having the
correct knowledge of all controls used on the
mower and making good judgements about the
terrain to be mowed.
NEVER allow anyone to operate the mower
without complete knowledge of all controls and
their functions.
During initial operation, “learning to drive”, set
throttle at slow speed.
Sound judgement by the operator will prevent
accidents.
TOWING:
Towing a trailer or other attachment that is too
heavy could damage the drive or cause the
mower to become unstable. Limit loads to 250
pounds or less with this mower.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE OPERATING MOWER:
1.
Read and observe all safety instructions on your
mower and in the manual.
2.
Read engine manufacturer’s operating and
maintenance instructions.
3.
Check engine oil.
4.
Check fuel cap to be sure it is in place.
5.
Be sure parking brake is on.
6.
Mower blade drive is off.
7.
Know how to stop engine. (Turn key to off position).
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
TESTING OF SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEMS:
Do not operate mower if safety switches are not operating properly.
PARKING BRAKE SWITCH TEST:
a) Place parking brake in OFF position.
b) Turn ignition switch to START.
ENGINE SHOULD NOT TURN OVER
OR ATTEMPT TO START!
BLADE DRIVE SWITCH TEST:
a) Place parking brake in ON position.
b) Engage blade drive switch.
c) Turn ignition switch to START.
ENGINE SHOULD NOT TURN OVER
OR ATTEMPT TO START!
SEAT SWITCH TEST:
a) In a SAFE AREA away from bystanders,
start the engine.
b) Engage blade drive switch.
c) Raise slightly off seat.
ENGINE SHOULD STOP!
If any safety check fails: Do not operate the mower
until the system has been checked and repaired
by an authorized Dixon ZTR dealer!
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
Parking brake must be on, and blade drive disengaged.
2.
Move throttle control to “choke” position if engine is cold,
full throttle if warm.
3.
Insert ignition key and turn to “start” position. When
engine starts, release ignition key. Key will return to
“run” position.
4.
Move throttle from “choke” to desired speed position.
5.
Release parking brake.
6.
Operate the mower per the “CONTROL” instructions on
Page 16.
CAUTION
Note:
Do not operate the engine in an enclosed area
due to the harmful exhaust gas produced.
When mowing, “blade(s) engaged”, throttle control must be set
to the MAXIMUM or wide open setting to insure adequate cooling
of the engine and to maintain mower deck blade speed.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
SIDE DISCHARGE OF THE CLIPPINGS:
In order to achieve optimum performance when side discharging
the grass clippings, please read and follow the tips listed below.
Additional information can be found in the troubleshooting guide.
CAUTION
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Be sure that the deflector is properly
installed on the discharge chute.
1,
Set engine speed control to the wide open or full
setting.
2.
Do Not Attempt To Cut Grass When It Is Wet.
Wet grass will clog the underside of the deck
and discharge area.
3.
If the grass is tall, place the mower deck cut
height lever in the top or second notch. “Initially”
overlap cutting swaths instead of a full swath
with each pass. Some applications may
require a second cutting.
4.
Keep The Underside Of The Mower Deck Clean.
Frequent removal of dried grass and dirt will
allow the clippings to discharge correctly.
5.
Maintain Sharp Blade(s) Throughout The Cutting
Season.
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
GRASS HEIGHT AND CUTTING SUGGESTIONS:
Do not attempt to cut grass when it is wet.
If the grass is tall, place the mower deck cut height lever
in the top or second notch. “Initially” overlap cutting swaths
instead of a full swath with each pass. Some applications
may require a second cutting.
Keep the underside of the mower deck clean.
Maintain sharp blades throughout the cutting season.
As a rule of thumb, never cut off more than 1/3 of the total
grass blade length.
Correct mowing height can reduce weeds and disease by
50% to 80%.
The following grass cut heights are based on adequate
moisture conditions and normal thatch build-up in a healthy
lawn. Some locations and applications may require slightly
different cut heights. If in doubt, consult your local lawn
professional for assistance.
Grass Types
Bermudagrass
Bluegrass
Buffalograss
Ryegrass
Tall Fescue
Zoysiagrass
Best Cut Heights
1 - 2”
2 - 3”
11/2 -3”
2 - 3”
3-31/2”
1 - 3”
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
MOWING WITH A MULCHING ATTACHMENT:
Mulching or recycling the grass clippings requires a totally different
mowing approach than would be normal when side discharging or
bagging the grass. There may be instances or conditions where it is
not possible to hide all of the recycled or mulched clippings.
In order to achieve the best results, please read and follow the
mulching tips listed below:
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1.
Set the engine speed control to the wide open
or full setting.
2.
Place the mower deck cut height selector in
either the top or second notch. Never cut more
than 3/4” to 1” off the grass at any one time.
Attempting to cut more grass will result in the
deck plugging and cause the engine to stall.
3.
It may be necessary to cut the lawn twice to
achieve acceptable mulching performance
especially on first cuttings or if the lawn is
heavily fertilized.
4.
Do Not Attempt To Cut Grass When It Is Wet.
Mulching performance will be very poor under
wet grass conditions.
5.
Maintain Sharp Blade(s) Throughout The Cutting
Season. This is very important. Optimal mulching
performance cannot be obtained with a dull or
nicked-up blade.
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
MOWING WITH A MULCHING ATTACHMENT
(continued):
6.
Keep the Underside Of The Mower Deck Clean.
Remove all grass and dirt build-up from the
underside of the pan, the baffles and deflectors
after each use.
7.
Alternate mower direction. This will evenly
disperse the mulched grass clippings over the
lawn for even fertilization.
If the mulching quality of the mower does not seem to be satisfactory, try one or more of the following tips:
1.
Raise the height-of-cut setting on your
mower.
2.
It may be necessary to cut your grass
more frequently.
3.
Operate the mower at a slower ground
speed.
4.
Overlap cutting swaths instead of cutting
a full swath with each pass.
5.
Mow across the marginal areas a second
time.
6.
CUT HIGH - MOW OFTEN!
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
MOWING WITH A GRASS CATCHER ATTACHMENT:
In order to achieve optimum performance when mowing with a grass
catching attachment, please read and follow the tips listed below.
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1.
Set engine speed control to the wide open or full
setting and engage mower before entering area
to be cut.
2.
Do Not Attempt To Cut Grass When It Is Wet.
Wet grass will clog both the underside of the
deck and the attachment chutes. Empty bags
often to prevent plugging.
3.
If the grass is tall, place the mower deck cut
height selector in the top or second notch.
“Initially” overlap cutting swaths instead of a
full swath with each pass.
4.
Keep The Underside Of The Mower Deck Clean.
Frequent removal of dried grass and dirt will
greatly assist in bagging of the clippings.
5.
Use only the correct blade(s). Some grass
catching attachments require a “high-lift” blade.
See your dealer for advice on the type of blade(s)
needed for your mower.
6.
Maintain Sharp Blade(s) Throughout The Cutting
Season.
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
MOWING WITH A GRASS CATCHER ATTACHMENT
(continued):
7.
Operate the mower at a slower ground speed than
when mowing without a grass catching attachment.
8.
Some mowing applications/use of grass catchers
may require that an optional weight box be fitted to
the mower to counter the weight of grass in the bags.
Please consult with your dealer for more information
regarding installation and adding weight to the box.
CAUTION
•
Watch for low hanging branches or other obstacles
which might hit the catcher top while turning or
backing the mower.
•
Use care when backing to avoid pushing the grass
bags into the frame or “hot” exhaust muffler of the
engine.
•
Disengage blade and stop engine prior to clearing
grass from either the discharge chute or grass
catcher components.
•
Keep all attachment bolts tight.
•
Do Not operate the mower with the grass catching
attachment partially removed.
•
Important:
Do Not leave clippings in the bags while
the mower is stored.
Damp grass clippings are a fire hazard
if left in the bag.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
•Check deck serpentine belt...........................................after 20 hours break-in
•Check crankcase oil level..........................................................before each use
•Clean grass & debris from muffler & manifold area....................before each use
•Check air intake screen..............................................................after each use
•Clean grass under deck...............................................................after each use
•Check tire pressure......................................................................every 10 hours
•Inspect blades for sharpness.........................................................every 10 hours
•Clean air filter element................................................................every 25 hours
•Grease all zerks...........................................................................every 50 hours
•Check all belts..........................................................................................every 50 hours
•Change engine crankcase oil............................(5 hours break-in) every 50 hours
•Change engine oil filter..............................................................every 50 hours
•Replace air filter element..........................................annually or every 100 hours
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
ENGINE:
For complete maintenance and operating information of the engine,
please refer to the maintenance instructions furnished by the engine
manufacturer and included in your Zero Turn Radius mower information packet.
BATTERY:
CAUTION
Battery contains sulfuric acid electrolyte which is
poisonous and corrosive.
•This is a maintenance-free battery and the fluid level cannot
be checked.
•Charge battery if required.
OFF SEASON BATTERY STORAGE:
•DO NOT remove battery from mower.
•Clean top of battery and terminals with baking soda and
water.
•Identify each cable so they can be reconnected to the
correct terminal.
•Disconnect cables from terminals. ALWAYS disconnect
ground cable first and reconnect last.
•Charge battery.
TIRES:
Correct tire pressure is essential for efficient operation of the
mower. Check tire pressure periodically. Inflate tires to the
pressure listed below.
Front Tires
11 x 4.00-5 16-21 lbs. PSI
Rear Tires
18 x 9.50-8 8-14 lbs. PSI
Lug nuts or lug bolts should be checked regularly for tightness.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CUTTER BLADE MAINTENANCE:
CAUTION
Stop engine and remove ignition key for
safety. Wear heavy, thick gloves when
holding onto cutter blade, avoid the sharp
edge of the blade.
Check sharpness of mower blades after every 10 hours of
operation. Observe proper blade position prior to removal.
1.
Safely raise front of mower.
2.
Hold or block blade from
turning.
3.
Loosen blade nut and remove
blade.
4.
When replacing blade, tighten
blade nut securely. Refer to
diagram. Be sure blade is
centered on pilot before tight
ening nut to 60 ft. lbs.
Blades should be discarded when worn excessively.
DANGEROUS!
DO NOT USE
BLADE IN THIS
CONDITION!
New Blade
When notch starts,
discard blade
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
BELTS:
Check belts every 50 hours. Replace any belts found to be in
poor condition.
BELT TENSION:
Transaxle Drive Belt:
P/N 7650
Engine to Mower Deck Belt:
P/N 7725
No adjustment required.
No adjustment required. Correct belt tension is maintained
through a fixed engine location and a spring loaded idler
system. A pulsing movement of the belt idler will be observed
both during engagement of the electric blade clutch and actual
operation of the mower deck.
Note: Engagement of the electric blade clutch switch may
produce a sharp high pitched chirp or squeal as the belt
tension loading is absorbed by the idler system. This is
normal and not a sign of failure.
Mower Deck Serpentine Belt:
P/N 6109
Refer to illustration for adjustment procedure.
Idler Weldment
Idler Shock Mount
“L” Rod
Hex Nut
3
4
Tighten or
Loosen Hex
Nut to
achieve this
dimension
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
MOWER DECK LEVELING PRCEDURE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Note:
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Place mower on a smooth, level surface and check tire
pressures to insure correct stance. Tires should be
inflated as follows:
Front: 16-21 lbs
Rear:
8-14 lbs
Turn each outer blade tip to align with the deck in a side to
side manner.
Measure from the floor surface up to the bottom of the
blade tip on the discharge side of the mower. Retain this
measurement. Move to the opposite side and check to
see if that measurement is the same. If adjustment is
required, turn nut on one or both of the rear L-rods until
both measurements are equal.
Turn each outer blade tip to align with the deck in a front to
rear manner.
Measure from the floor surface up to the bottom of the
blade tips at both the front and rear of the blades. Rear
of blade tips should be 1/8” to 3/8” higher than the front
of blade tips. If adjustment is necessary, turn nut on front
L-rod.
This will place the mower deck in a base measurement
position. Additional adjustment may be required to achieve
desired cut for the type of grass or conditions involved.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
DECK REMOVAL:
1.
Place cut height lever in lowest cut position.
2.
Pull belt idler back to allow belt to be removed from
idler pulley and electric clutch pulley.
3.
Remove hair pin cotter and washer from one end of
deck support cross shaft. Note location of remaining
shim washers used between chassis and mower deck
plates. Slide shaft from chassis and mower deck.
4.
Remove hair pin cotter and washer from each deck
L-rod. Remove L-rods from lift arms. At this point, deck
will drop down.
5.
Carefully raise and support front of chassis. Slide
mower deck to either side for removal. (Reverse
procedure to reinstall deck assembly.)
Note:
When deck is reinstalled on frame, check that belt is
correctly routed in the groves of all pulleys and that belt
idler is applying tension to the back side of the belt.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
HOT oil may cause burns. Allow
engine to cool before draining oil.
CHANGING THE ENGINE OIL:
1.
The “Dapco” oil drain valve is located on the left
side of the engine crankcase.
2.
Place a suitable container under the drain valve
hose.
3.
To drain, turn hex head valve stem counter-clockwise with 10mm wrench or socket. Open
to full open (approximately 7 turns).
4.
After engine is drained, tighten hex stem.
5.
Change the oil filter.
6.
Fill with oil (see steps on next page).
NOTE: Refer to engine manufacturer’s recommendations
for frequency of oil changes.
Hex Head Valve Stem
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
OIL FILL:
1.
Clean any spilled oil from engine and chassis.
3.
Refill engine with type, and quantity of oil
recommended by the engine manufacturer in
engine literature.
OIL FILTERS:
1.
Replace filter each time the oil is changed.
2.
These filters can be obtained from your
authorized Briggs & Stratton engine dealer
(P/N 492 932).
3.
The use of any other oil filter may cause damage
to the engine.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF USED OILS AT PROPER COLLECTION CENTERS.
PROTECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
DRIVE SYSTEM ADJUSTMENTS:
Due to both the complex nature of the transmission
and the number of special tools required for service,
adjustments should be entrusted to your dealer.
There are a number of simple owner service items
which greatly influence the performance of the drive
system.
1. Front and rear tires must be inflated to proper
specifications.
2. Rear drive chain tension.
3, Tightness of all controls and linkages pertaining
to the drive levers.
4. Lubrication of both primary and final drive chains.
The use of a high quality chain lubricant is highly
recommended.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
REAR CHAIN ADJUSTMENT:
Proper tension for the rear chains is accomplished
through the use of an “automatic” adjuster located
at mid-point of each rear chain.
Maintenance:
Periodically remove any build-up of grass, mud or
other debris from both the spring loaded roller and
the upper guide rod. The use of a penetrating
lubricant on the springs and rod is recommended
as a rust preventative.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
LUBRICATION:
CHASSIS:
(5) grease zerks
LOCATIONS:
(1) each front wheel caster
(1) each mower deck hub
SERVICE INTERVALS:
Every 50 hours of operation
RECOMMENDED GREASE:
Name brand wheel bearing or
multi-purpose grease. Once
per season or 50 hours of
operation (3 pumps each)
Note: Lubrication of the mower deck hubs will help dispel moisture
within the hub casting. Bearings are of a sealed variety.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF USED OILS AT PROPER COLLECTION CENTERS.
PROTECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS:
Keep all connections clean and tight.
CLEANING THE MOWER:
Wash mower periodically. Clean above and below deck.
High pressure washing and alkaline based soaps can cause
damage to bearings and other parts of the mower. After
washing your mower, start the engine and engage the mower
deck for a few minutes to disperse any water that may have
accumulated in bearings, pulleys or fans.
Note: Allow mower to cool before
washing. If bearings are hot, they
will draw moisture inside as
they dry & cause corrosion.
MOWER DECK PLATES:
Check periodically. Replace bolted-on wear plates before shaft
wears into mower deck plates. See illustration.
SERIAL NUMBERS:
The serial number is located on frame at rear of engine.
WARRANTY:
See Warranty Registration Form(sample on page 12).
PARTS/SERVICE:
See your Dixon dealer for replacement parts, warranty or service.
PLEASE HELP PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT BY AVOIDING ALL
CHEMCIALS WHICH MAY DAMAGE OR CAUSE HARM TO
PLANTS AND ANIMALS IN YOUR AREA.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
1.
ENGINE WON’T TURN OVER
Mower blades engaged- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -disengage blades
Parking brake not on- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -engage parking brake
Circuit Breaker Trips- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -reset breaker
Dead battery- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - charge or replace
Solenoid- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -consult dealer
Ignition switch- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -consult dealer
Starter- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -consult dealer
2.
ENGINE WILL TURN OVER BUT WON’T START
No fuel- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - refuel and/or clean or replace fuel filters
3.
HARD TO START ENGINE
Fuel line clogged- - - - - - - - - - - - - clean fuel line and check fuel filter
Faulty fuel pump- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -consult dealer
4.
ENGINE STARTS BUT CUTS OUT
Water in fuel- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -drain old fuel-replace with new fuel
Clogged fuel line- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -check fuel filter
Fuel tank vent plugged- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -clean fuel vent
Faulty fuel pump- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - check vent
5.
ENGINE OVERHEATED
Air intake screen or fins clogged- - - - - -clean intake screen and fins
Oil level too low or too high- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - adjust oil level
Running engine too slow - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -run engine faster
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TROUBLESHOOTING
6.
ENGINE RUNS BUT MOWER WON’T MOVE FORWARD
Drive belt broken or slipping- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - replace drive belt
Transmission oil low- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - add oil
Bad transmission- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - consult dealer
7.
MOWER LOSES POWER OR TRANSMISSION OVERHEATS
Engine air filter-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -clean or replace
Transmission damage- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - consult dealer
Transmission blowing oil out cap - - -overfilled/water contaminated
8.
ENGINE STALLS WHEN BLADES ARE ENGAGED
Operator not on seat- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -sit on seat
Faulty interlock system- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - consult dealer
Bad blade spindle bearing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -consult dealer
Deck drive belt not properly routed- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - reroute
Blades blocked by foreign material - - - - - - - - - - - - - -clean under deck
9.
DRIVE SYSTEM
Low on power- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - check belt tension
Mower pulls to side - - - -check tire inflation/adjust control linkage
Mower creeps in neutral- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -adjust control linkage
10.
CUT QUALITY
Skips in spots- - - - - - - - - - - - check for loose belt/slow ground speed
Cut uneven left to right - - - - - - - - -check tire inflation/level the deck
Poor dispersal of grass- - - - - - - - - - -clean deck/check for loose belt
Ends of grass blades are ragged- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -sharpen blades
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STANDARD SERVICE PARTS LIST
Blades:
P/N 8688 (Standard/Hi-Lift)
P/N 6236 (Lo-Lift)
Belts:
Engine to Mower Deck - P/N 7725
Engine to Transmission - P/N 2497
Serpentine Blade Drive - P/N 6109
BRIGGS & STRATTON AIR AND OIL FILTER PART NUMBERS:
Refer to engine manufacturers manual for correct service
intervals for engine oil changes and air filter maintenance.
Protect your engine investment, use only original equipment
filters.
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OWNER
INFORMATION
DIXON INDUSTRIES, INC.
a BLOUNT International Inc. Co.
P.O. Box 1569
Coffeyville, Ks 67337-0945
620-251-2000
FAX 620-251-4117
Date Purchased _________________________________
Mower Model Number ____________________________
Mower Serial Number ____________________________
Purchased From ________________________________
Name
________________________________
Address
________________________________
DATE OIL CHANGED:
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DATE ENGINE TUNED:
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ZTR®Mowers
WARNING:
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Dixon® and ZTR® are registered trademarks of
Dixon Industries, Inc.
DIXON INDUSTRIES, INC.
a BLOUNT International Inc. Co.
P.O. Box 1569
Coffeyville, Ks 67337-0945
620-251-2000
4000 Series
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