McCulloch MC175H42STA Specifications

MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA)
17.5 HP 42 Inch
Lawn Tractor
For Parts and Service, contact our authorized distributor: call 1-800-849-1297
For Technical Assistance: call 1-800-829-5886
193194 Rev. 1 09.20.04 MH/TR
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers
IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING 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.
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WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug
wire and place wire where it cannot
contact spark plug.
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WARNING: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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WARNING: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common
sense when towing. Operate only at
the lowest possible speed when on a
slope. Too heavy of a load, while on
a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose
traction with the ground and cause you
to lose control of your tractor.
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I. GENERAL OPERATION
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Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual before starting.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under
the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at
all times.
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the
instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blades.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and behind before and while backing.
Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid
discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the
blades when crossing gravel surfaces.
Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher,
discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and
working.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always
turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine
and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before
cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or
unclogging the discharge guard.
Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial
light.
Do not operate the machine 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 machine
into a trailer or truck.
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
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 or counterweights.
Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris
build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts
and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause build-up to occur.
Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or
storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it,
do not mow it.
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction.
Always keep the machine in gear when going down
slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill.
• Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the
tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction,
which could cause the machine to roll over.
• Use extra care while operating machine with grass
catchers or other attachments; they can affect the
stability of the machine. Do no use on steep slopes.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments.
The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over
the edge or if the edge caves in.
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SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers
III. CHILDREN
GENERAL SERVICE
• Never operate machine in a closed are.
• Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment
is in safe working condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuelsoaked debris. Allow machine to cool before storing.
• If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the
machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
• Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine
running.
• Check grass catcher components and the discharge
guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service
as required.
• Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
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.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
• Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
• Before and while backing, look behind and down for
small children.
• Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They
may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who have been given
rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing
area for another ride and be run over or backed over
by the machine.
• Never allow children to operate the machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may block your view of a
child.
IV. TOWING
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Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for
towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight
limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may
cause loss of traction and loss of control.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
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V. SERVICE
SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other
sources of ignition.
• Use only approved gasoline container.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling.
• Never fuel the machine indoors.
• Never store the machine or fuel container where there
is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water
heater or other appliances.
• Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or
trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers
on the ground away from your vehicle when filling.
• Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer
and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment with a portable container, rather
than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
• 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.
• If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
• Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten
securely.
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Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They
may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who have been given
rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing
area for another ride and be run over or backed over
by the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
Before and while backing, look behind and down for
small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across.
Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the
tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades,
shift into reverse and back down slowly.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor.
It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/
department. We have competent, well-trained technicians
and the proper tools to ser vice or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the “SAFETY RULES”.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
OIL TYPE (API-SG-SL):
OIL CAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: .030")
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
TIRE PRESSURE:
CHARGING SYSTEM:
BATTERY:
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
2.0 GALLONS
UNLEADED REGULAR
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
W/ FILTER
3.5 PINTS
W/O FILTER 3.0 PINTS
CHAMPION RC12YC
FORWARD: 5.5
REVERSE: 2.4
FRONT:
14 PSI
REAR:
10 PSI
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
AMP/HR:
28
MIN. CCA:
230
CASE SIZE: U1R
27-35 FT. LBS.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
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Read and observe the safety rules.
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for
and using your tractor.
Follow the instructions under “Maintenace” and “Storage” sections of this owner’s manual.
WARNING: This tractor 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.
A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your
nearest authorized service center/department (See REPAIR
PARTS section of this manual).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MAINTENANCE ..................................................... 15-18
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 19-23
STORAGE .................................................................... 24
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................ 25-26
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR .................................. 28-41
SAFETY RULES ......................................................... 2-3
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 4
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES................................. 4
ASSEMBLY ................................................................. 6-8
OPERATION ............................................................. 9-14
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 15
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UNASSEMBLED PARTS
Steering Wheel
Seat
Steering
Boot
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Steering
Wheel
Insert
Steering
Extension
Shaft
(1) Knob
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
(1) Large Flat
Washer
Key
(1) Locknut 1/2-20
(2) Keys
(1) Oil Drain Tube
Slope Sheet
(1) Locknut 1/4-28
(1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4
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ASSEMBLY
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.
To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use
the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
INSERT
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
(1) 3/4" wrench
Pliers
(2) 7/16" wrenches
Tire pressure gauge
Utility knife
When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means
when you are in the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
1/2 LOCK WASHER
LARGE FLAT
WASHER
STEERING
WHEEL
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON
STEERING
BOOT
UNPACK CARTON
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Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton.
Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton.
Remove end panels and lay side panels flat.
Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and
remove.
TABS
EXTENSION SHAFT
ADAPTER
1/4 HEX BOLT
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM
SKID
1/4 LOCKNUT
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL (See Fig. 1)
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT
• Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align
mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install
1/4 hex bolt and locknut. Tighten securely.
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LOWER
STEERING
SHAFT
TAB
SLOTS
IMPORTANT: TIGHTEN BOLT AND NUT SECURELY TO 10-12
FT. LBS TORQUE.
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Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and
push down to secure.
FIG. 1
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
• Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel
and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter.
• Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering
wheel.
• Remove protective materials from tractor hood and
grill.
INSTALL SEAT (See Fig. 2)
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob.
• Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing
seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly
of seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are
positioned over the large slotted holes in pan.
• Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots
and pull seat towards rear of tractor.
• Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment
knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached
which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the
way down.
• Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.
IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES
IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR
IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.
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ASSEMBLY
DISCARD TERMINAL
PROTECTIVE CAPS
SEAT
KEPS
NUT
TERMINAL
COVER
HEX BOLT
SEAT PAN
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SHOULDER
BOLTS
02604
POSITIVE (RED)
CABLE
NEGATIVE (BLACK)
CABLE
FIG. 3
FLAT WASHER
SEAT PAN
02615
LABEL
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
FIG. 2
CONNECT BATTERY (See Figs. 3 and 4)
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CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other
object to contact both terminals at the
same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
FIG. 4
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid.
Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the
tractor from the skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of
controls)
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
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Lift seat pan to raised position.
Remove terminal protective caps and discard.
If this battery is put into service after month and year
indicated on label (label located between terminals)
charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps.
(See "BATTERY" in the Maintenance section of this
manual for charging instructions).
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal
with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal.
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
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Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever
to its highest position.
Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake
pedal.
Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged
position" (See “TO TRANSPORT” in the Operation
section of this manual).
Roll tractor forward off skid.
Remove banding holding the deflector shield up against
tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of
controls)
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WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow
all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in
front of tractor is clear of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.
• Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in Operation section
of this manual).
ASSEMBLY
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Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever
to its highest position.
• Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle
control to idle position.
• Release parking brake.
• Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly
drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place
motion control lever in neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (See Fig. 5)
(If previously removed)
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Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.
Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck
opening and slide into place, as shown.
Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.
Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.
CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield
from mower.
TO
CONVERT
DISCHARGING
TO
BAGGING
OR
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.
Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of
optional grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulcher
blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
MULCHER
PLATE
LATCH
HOOKS
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FIG. 5
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory
for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in “PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL
BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed
correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that
the brake is properly adjusted. See “TO ADJUST BRAKE”
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
✓CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE
BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS
QUALITY PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:
✓ All assembly instructions have been completed.
✓ No remaining loose parts in carton.
✓ Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
✓ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
✓ All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were overinflated at the factory).
✓ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
✓ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
✓ Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
✓ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in
drive position.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
✓ Engine oil is at proper level.
✓ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
✓ Become familiar with all controls - their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine.
✓ Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
✓ It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See “TO
START ENGINE” and “PURGE TRANSMISSION” in
the Operation section of this manual).
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OPERATION
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
CHOKE
FAST
SLOW
IGNITION
P
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
PARKING BRAKE
REVERSE
FORWARD
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
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ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
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SLOPE HAZARDS
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
IGNITION
SWITCH
LIGHT
SWITCH
POSITION
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
AMMETER
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
MOWER DECK
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
INDICATOR
PARKING
BRAKE
MOTION
CONTROL
LEVER
FREE WHEEL
CONTROL
FIG. 6
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the
engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the headlights on and
off.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and
direction of tractor.
PARKING BRAKE - Locks clutch/brake pedal into the
brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and
controling engine speed.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of
battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise and lower
the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for
pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off.
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OPERATION
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which
can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide
vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause “browning” of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 7)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the
operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full “BRAKE” position
and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in “ENGAGED” position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in “BRAKE” position. Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (See Fig. 7)
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"ENGAGED" POSITION
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
IGNITION
KEY
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 7)
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL "DRIVE"
POSITION
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Release parking brake.
• Slowly move motion control lever to desired position.
PARKING BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
"BRAKE"
POSITION
MOTION
CONTROL
LEVER
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
(See Fig. 7)
PARKING BRAKE
"DISENGAGED" POSITION
The position of the attachment lift lever determines the
cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired
position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4".
The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip
with the engine not running. These heights are approximate
and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2
inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches
in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired height.
FIG. 7
STOPPING (See Fig. 7)
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever
to “DISENGAGED” position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/brake pedal into
full “BRAKE” position.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT
RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH/
BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
ENGINE • Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast)
position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and
full speed (fast) position, before stopping may cause engine
to “backfire”.
• Turn ignition key to “STOP” position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANY
POSITION OTHER THAN "STOP" WILL CAUSE THE BATTERY
TO BE DISCHARGED, (DEAD).
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 8)
11
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly
off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height
in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck
in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain
conditions.
NOTE:Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level
surface.
OPERATION
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•
Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See “TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT” in the Operation
section of this manual).
With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge
wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off
the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole
with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 locknut and
tighten securely.
Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same
adjustment hole.
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
WARNING: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and
do not drive across any slope.
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•
•
3/8-16
LOCKNUT
•
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
slower position.
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake.
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT
RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH/
BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
GAUGE
WHEEL
MOUNTING
BRACKET
01
•
42
3
•
•
SHOULDER
BOLT
3/8 WASHER
GAUGE WHEEL
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal.
Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting.
Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT (See Figs. 6 and 10)
FIG. 8
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage
transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling
position. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar
of tractor.
• Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment
lift control.
• Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and
release so it is held in the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2)
MPH.
• To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed
and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying
hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 9)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with
the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged
will shut off the engine. You must remain fully and centrally
positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough,
rolling terrain or hills.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch
control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Transmission Engaged
"ENGAGED" POSITION
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
HIGH POSITION
LOW
POSITION
Transmission Disengaged
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
FIG. 10
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED" POSITION
FIG. 9
12
OPERATION
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Move attachment clutch to “DISENGAGED” position.
• Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting
procedures below.
• Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to “START”
position and release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen
seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control to fast position,
wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does
not start, move the throttle control back to the choke
position and retry.
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and
comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the
dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until
“FULL” mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (See “OIL VISCOSITY CHART” in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in
this manual.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and above)
• When engine starts, move the throttle control to the
fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If
the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine
and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke
as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50° F and below)
• When engine starts, allow engine to run with the
throttle control in the choke position until the engine
runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from
several seconds to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
ADD GASOLINE
•
Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not overfill.
Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a
minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce
valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel
in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure
fuel freshness.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP
• Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission
should be warmed up as follows:
• Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
• Place the motion control lever in neutral.
Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake
slowly return to operating position.
• Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This
can be done during the engine warm up period.
• The attachments can also be used during the engine
warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed
up.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may
need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See “TO
ADJUST CARBURETOR” in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GAS O LINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which
leads to separation and formation of acids during
storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of
an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems,
the fuel system should be emptied before storage
of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor
are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage
Instructions for additional information. Never use
engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
PURGE TRANSMISSION
CAUTION: Never engage or disengage
freewheel lever while the engine is running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any
trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor.
TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 6)
When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine
has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move
fuel from the tank to the engine.
• Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged
position.
• Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake
pedal and set parking brake.
IMPORTANT: SHOULD YOUR TRANSMISSION REQUIRE
REMOVAL FOR SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT, IT SHOULD
BE PURGED AFTER REINSTALLATION BEFORE OPERATING
THE TRACTOR.
•
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Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and
parking brake set.
OPERATION
•
Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control
in freewheeling position (See “TO TRANSPORT” in this
section of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine
is running, move throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal.
• Move motion control lever to full forward position and
hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this
procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement
of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic
drive system.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shutoff engine and set parking brake.
• Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in
driving position (See “TO TRANSPORT” in this section
of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine
is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly
disengage clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the
tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move
motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat
this procedure with the motion control lever three (3)
times.
• Your transmission is now purged and now ready for
normal operation.
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•
MULCHING MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT: FOR BEST PERFORMANCE, KEEP MOWER
HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND TRASH. CLEAN
AFTER EACH USE.
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MOWING TIPS
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•
•
•
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to
reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the
desired height.
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug
mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper
discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting
performance as well as the quality of cut desired.
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of
the attachment being used.
Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
machine. This will result in a more even distribution of
clippings and more uniform cutting.
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so
that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the
opposite direction making left hand turns until finished
(See Fig. 11).
The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as
they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass
and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this
will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends
to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon.
At this time the grass has dried, yet the newly cut area
will not be exposed to direct sunlight.
For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so
that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the
grass blades (See Fig. 12). For extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow
slowly.
MAX 1/3
FIG. 12
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FIG. 11
14
Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require
that an area be mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow
across (perpendicular) to the first cut path.
Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow
north to south one week then change to east to west the
next week. This will help prevent matting and graining
of the lawn.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
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Check Brake Operation
Check Tire Pressure
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Check Operator Presence and
Interlock Systems
Check for Loose Fasteners
5
Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades
3
Lubrication Chart
Check Battery Level
4
Clean Battery and Terminals
Check Transaxle Cooling
Check V-Belts
Check Engine Oil Level
Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)
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1,2
Change Engine Oil (without oil filter)
1,2
Clean Air Filter
2
Clean Air Screen
2
Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
1, 2
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
2
Replace Spark Plug
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
2
Replace Fuel Filter
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-lbs. maximum.
Do not overtighten.
1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or
in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION CHART
The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have
been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor
as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if you should make
any of the adjustments described in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
• At least once a year you should replace the spark
plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and
belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine
run better and last longer.
➀SPINDLE
ZERK
➀FRONT WHEEL
BEARING ZERK
➀SPINDLE
ZERK
➀FRONT WHEEL
BEARING ZERK
➁ENGINE
BEFORE EACH USE
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Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
➀GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
➁REFER TO MAINTENANCE “ENGINE” SECTION
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS WHICH
HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS. VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL
ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE
SELF-LUBRICATING BEARINGS. IF YOU FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED, USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY.
15
MAINTENANCE
TRACTOR
TRAILING
EDGE UP
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
4
21
01
BLADE
MANDREL
ASSEMBLY
CENTER
HOLE
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest
speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved
surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. (See
“TO ADJUST BRAKE” in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
LOCK WASHER
FLAT WASHER
STAR
BLADE BOLT
TIRES
•
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See “PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to
slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local
parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and
corrosion.
FIG. 13
TO SHARPEN BLADE (See Fig. 14)
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if
you do, be sure the blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the
mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter
steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a
cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with
balancer).
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt
or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal
position. If either end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is
fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in
the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the attachment clutch
is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never operate unless
the operator is in the seat.
CENTER HOLE
01
5/8" BOLT
OR PIN
BLADE CARE
BLADE
20
2
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace
bent or damaged blades.
FIG. 14
BLADE REMOVAL (See Fig. 13)
•
•
•
BATTERY
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.
Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing
blade.
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown.
Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient
for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is
maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps
or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not
necessary.
IMPORTANT: TO ENSURE PROPER ASSEMBLY, CENTER
HOLE IN BLADE MUST ALIGN WITH STAR ON MANDREL
ASSEMBLY.
•
•
Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer
in exact order as shown.
Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS HEAT TREATED. IF BOLT NEEDS
REPLACING, REPLACE ONLY WITH APPROVE BOLT SHOWN
IN THE REPAIR PARTS.
16
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to “leak” power.
MAINTENANCE
•
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 15 and 16)
Determine temperature range expected before oil change.
All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt
to enter the engine when changing oil.
• Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install
the drain tube onto the fitting.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright.
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
Reinstall battery (See “CONNECT BATTERY” in the
Assembly section of this manual).
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•
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours
of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not
adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
OIL DRAIN VALVE
TRANSAXLE COOLING
DRAIN
TUBE
YELLOW CAP
FIG. 16
TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
•
The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should
the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your
nearest authorized ser vice center/department.
•
•
ENGINE
•
LUBRICATION
•
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SG-SL. Select the oil’s SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
•
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
SAE 30
5W-30
-20
F
C
-30
0
-20
30
-10
32
40
0
20
30
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward and turning
counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
After oil has drained completely, close and lock the
drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise
until the pin is in the locked position as shown.
Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the
bottom fitting of the drain valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
“PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level.
Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at “FULL” line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
100
80
60
10
3
46
02
CLOSED
AND
LOCKED
POSITION
The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean
to assure proper cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine
is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or
steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and
clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed
air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins.
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent
engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush
or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum
fibers.
40
TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
FIG. 15
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least
once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill
cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
See Engine Manual.
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other
oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in
one year.
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MAINTENANCE
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS
CLEANING
To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen,
cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are
kept clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely
dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and
other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external
surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are
reinstalled.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen,
dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed
will cause engine damage due to overheating. See engine
manual.
•
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure
washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or
transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use
compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves
and trash from tractor and mower.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester
(if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in
“PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 17)
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
CLAMP
CLAMP
FUEL FILTER
FIG. 17
18
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position.
• Turn ignition key to “STOP” and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact
with plug.
TO INSTALL MOWER (See Fig. 18)
TRACTOR
•
•
TO REMOVE MOWER (See Fig. 18)
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to
its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring
off pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push
housing guide out of bracket.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor.
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•
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Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right
side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and secure with
retainer springs..
Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and
secure with retainer springs.
Connect anti-swaybar to chassis bracket and secure
with retainer spring.
Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring.
Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt
and secure with small retainer spring.
Install belt onto engine pulley.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground
or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
“PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual). If
tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
IMPORTANT: IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE MOWER
DECK IS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE TRACTOR, REMOVE THE
FRONT LINKS AND HOOK THE CLUTCH SPRING INTO SQUARE
HOLE IN FRAME.
SMALL RETAINER SPRING
CLUTCH SPRING
FLAT WASHER
SQUARE HOLE
SMALL RETAINER SPRING
SUSPENSION
ARMS
ENGINE PULLEY
CLUTCH SPRING
FRONT LINK
RETAINER SPRING
ANTI-SWAY BAR
RETAINER SPRINGS
(BOTH SIDES)
COLLAR
HOUSING GUIDE
LARGE RETAINER
SPRING
BRACKET
FIG. 18
19
DEFLECTOR SHIELD
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 19 and 20)
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height
from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance “A”
on both sides of mower should be the same or within
1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one
side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE: Three full turns of adjustment nut will change mower
height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
"D"
GROUND LINE
"D"
FIG. 21
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH
NUT "F"
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER
TO GROUND
BOTTOM EDGE OF
MOWER
TO GROUND
“A”
MANDREL
NUT "E"
TRUNNION
“A”
FIG. 19
FRONT LINKS
SUSPENSION ARM
FIG. 22
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT
(See Fig. 23)
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
LIFT LINK ADJUSTMENT NUT
BELT REMOVAL • Remove mower from tractor (See “TO REMOVE
MOWER” in this section of this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt in reverse order of removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all
belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
FIG. 20
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 21 and 22)
IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE. IF THE
FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY,
BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS EQUALLY SO
MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE.
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8"
to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance
“D” directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut “E” on both front
links an equal number of turns.
• When distance “D” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts “F” against trunnion on both front
links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut “F” from trunnion
on both front links. Tighten nut “E” on both front links
an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance “D” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear,
tighten nut “F” against trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
MANDREL PULLEY
IDLER PULLEYS
MANDREL
PULLEY
FIG. 23
TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE (See Fig. 24)
20
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest
speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved
surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
•
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove
belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
• Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt
away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION • Carefully work new belt down around transmission
cooling fan and onto the input pulley.
• Slide belt into the center span keeper.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll around the top
groove of engine pulley.
• Install belt through stationary idler and clutching
idler.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all
belt guides and keepers.
• Install mower (See “TO INSTALL MOWER” in this section of manual).
TO CHECK BRAKE
• Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface,
depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake.
• Disengage transmission by placing freewhel control
in “transmission disengaged” position. Pull freewheel
control out and into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually
push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced.
TO ADJUST BRAKE
• Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut “A” on brake rod.
• If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and
turn nut “A” until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten
jam nut against nut “A”.
• Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in
“transmission engaged” position.
• Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or
contact a qualified service center.
ENGINE
PULLEY
CLUTCHING
IDLER
STATIONARY
IDLER
TRANSMISSION
INPUT PULLEY
WITH PARKING BRAKE “ENGAGED”
CENTER SPAN
KEEPER
NUT “A”
1-9/16”
JAM NUT
FIG. 25
TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 26)
OPERATING
ARM
DO NOT TOUCH THIS NUT. IF FURTHER
BRAKE ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED SERVICE
CENTER/DEPARTMENT
FIG. 24
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
(See Fig. 25)
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
BELT REMOVAL • Remove mower (See “TO REMOVE MOWER” in this
section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all
belt guides and keepers.
• Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
• Remove belt downward from around engine pulley.
21
The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel,
and lightly tighten.
• Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor
does not move forward or backward.
• Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine
off.
• While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the
adjustment bolt.
• Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate)
position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps
forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
• Loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the
direction it is trying to creep.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
• Start engine and test.
• If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY
(See Fig. 28)
NEUTRAL
LOCK GATE
WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual).
If “jumper cables” are used for emergency starting, follow
this procedure:
FIG. 26
TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission require removal for service or
replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and
before operating the tractor. See “PURGE TRANSMISSION”
in the Operation section of this manual.
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12 VOLT
SYSTEM. THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT
SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR BATTERY TO START
OTHER VEHICLES.
TO AD JUST STEER ING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to
short against tractor chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE
(-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good
chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery.
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on
your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
(See Fig. 27)
•
•
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. Insert square key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due
to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot
and corrosion.
WEAK OR DEAD
BATTERY
FULLY CHARGED
BATTERY
FIG. 28
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
•
•
WASHERS
RETAINING
RING
•
•
AXLE COVER
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the
Repair Parts section.
SQUARE KEY (REAR
WHEEL ONLY)
FIG. 27
TO REPLACE FUSE
22
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The
fuse holder is located behind the dash.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
(See Fig. 29)
ENGINE
•
•
•
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE
•
Raise hood.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward
engine and lift off of tractor.
To replace, reverse above procedure.
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, see engine manual.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, see engne manual.
HOOD
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not
operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems,
take your tractor to an authorized service center for repair
and/or adjustment.
HEADLIGHT
WIRE
CONNECTOR
02778
FIG. 29
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STORAGE
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end
of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days
or more.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS
FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH
AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK
DURING STORAGE. ALSO, EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT
ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING
ETHANOL OR METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH
LEADS TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE. ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM
OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
WARNING: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
•
Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and let it run
until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage.
Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to
allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty
the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower
is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See “CLEANING” in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this
manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See “ENGINE” in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
BATTERY
•
•
•
•
•
CYLINDER(S)
Fully charge the battery for storage.
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging.
To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during
long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see “TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS” in the Maintenance section of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.
•
•
•
•
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into
cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to “START” position for a few seconds
to distribute oil.
Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
•
•
•
•
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to
give protection from dust and dirt.
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE AND
EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
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TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Out of fuel.
Engine not “CHOKED” properly.
Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
8.
9.
10.
Hard to start
CORRECTION
Engine valves out of adjustment.
10.
Fill fuel tank.
See “TO START ENGINE” in Operation section.
Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
8.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline.
Check all wiring.
See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Engine will not turn over
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence switch(es).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Engine clicks but will not
start
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
Loss of power
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Cutting too much grass/too fast.
Throttle in “CHOKE” position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Raise cutting height/reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Clean/replace air filter.
Check oil level/change oil.
Clean and regap or change spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace muffler.
Check all wiring.
See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Excessive vibration
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Spark plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
15.
1.
2.
3.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel.
Loose/damaged part(s).
1.
2.
3.
25
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
engaged
1.
Faulty operator-safety presence control system.
1.
Check wiring, switches and connections. If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department.
Poor cut - uneven
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Mower blades will not
rotate
1.
2.
3.
4.
Obstruction in clutch mechanism.
Worn/damaged mower drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove obstruction.
Replace mower drive belt.
Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel.
Poor grass discharge
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Engine speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Place throttle control in “FAST” position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air pressure.
Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed in this manual.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Switch is “OFF”.
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn switch “ON”.
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Battery will not charge
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator (if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
Replace regulator.
Replace alternator.
Loss of drive
1.
2.
3.
Freewheel control in “disengaged” position.
Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken.
Air trapped in transmission during shipment
or servicing.
1.
2.
3.
Place freewheel control in “engaged” position.
Replace motion drive belt.
Purge transmission.
Engine “backfires” when
turning engine “OFF”
1.
Engine throttle control not set between half and
full speed (fast) position before stopping engine.
1.
Move throttle control between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping engine.
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
SCHEMATIC
RED
BLACK
BATTERY
RED
A
RED
M
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
STARTER
BLACK
WHITE
SOLENOID
RED
B
S
G
BLACK
L
M
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
A1
A2
WHITE
SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
IGNITION
SWITCH
WHITE
BLACK
BLACK
BLACK
BLACK
HOUR
METER
ATT'MENT CLUTCH
(CLUTCH OFF)
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
(OPTIONAL)
SPARK
PLUG
GAP
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
IGNITION
UNIT
BLACK
BLUE
FUEL
LINE
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
ORANGE
BLACK
28 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM
(CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED)
RED
LIGHTING SYSTEM OUTPUT
5 AMP AC @ 3600 RPM
DIODE
ALTERNATOR
14 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM (LIGHTS OFF)
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
BLACK
BROWN
HEADLIGHTS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
M+G+A1
RUN/LIGHT
B+A1
RUN
START
B+A1
B + S + A1
“MAKE”
NONE
A2+L
NONE
NONE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
02363
27
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
ELECTRICAL
90
22
21
42
24
41
43
27
27
40
26
27
27
25
16
16
33
30
D.C
.A
MP
ER
52
ES
29
45
8
28
27
55
179720
2
1
28
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
532 16 34-65 Battery
2
874 76 04-12 Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
8
532 17 66-89 Box Battery
16
532 17 61-38 Switch Interlock Push-In
21
532 18 37-59 Harness Asm Light W/4152j
22
532 00 41-52 Bulb Light #1156
24
532 12 47-80 Cable Battery 6 Ga. 11" red
25
532 14 61-47 Cable Battery 6 Ga. 44" red w/16 wire
26
532 17 51-58 Fuse 20 AMP
27
873 51 04-00 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
28
532 12 47-73 Cable Ground black
29
532 12 13-05 Switch Plunger Nc Gray
30
532 17 55-66 Switch Ign
33
532 14 04-01 Key Ign Molded Generic
40
532 17 97-20 Harness Ign.
41
871 11 04-08 Bolt Blk Fin Hex 1/4 - 20 x 1/2
42
532 13 15-63 Cover Terminal Red
43
532 17 88-61 Solenoid
48
532 12 14-33 Ammeter
52
532 14 19-40 Protection Wire Loop
90
532 18 04-49 Cover Terminal Battery
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm.
29
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
259
264
258
28
263
17
261
10
39
18
10
30
58
278
31
209
5
159
5
209
11
208
9
209
208
207
64
209
26
142
60
1
144
13
26
143
144
60
142
209
2
26
26
145
37
37
14
74
206
208
38
209
38
14
chassis_elite sv_pro_11
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
532 17 46-19 Chassis Stamping
2
532 17 65-54 Drawbar
5
532 15 52-72 Bumper Hood/Dash
9
532 19 32-65 Dash
10
872 14 06-08 Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
11
532 17 49-96 Panel Dash Lh
13
532 18 69-52 Panel Dash Rh
14
817 49 06-08 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
17
532 18 65-80 Hood
18
532 18 49-21 Bumper Hood
26
873 80 06-00 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins 3/8-16 unc
28
532 18 82-24 Grille/Lens Asm. (Includes Key Nos. 212 and 258 thru 261)
30
532 19 22-58 Fender Footrest STLT Pnt
31
532 13 99-76 Bracket Support Fender
37
817 49 05-08 Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
38
532 17 57-10 Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear
39
532 17 47-14 Bracket Pivot
58
532 15 01-27 Air Duct Engine
60
872 14 06-06 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
64
532 15 47-98 Dash Lower STLT
74
873 68 06-00 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
142 532 17 57-02 Plate Reinforcement STLT
143 532 18 66-89 Bracket Swaybar Chassis
144 532 17 55-82 Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
145 532 15 65-24 Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
159 532 18 13-55 Cupholder
206 532 17 01-65 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT
207 817 67 05-08 Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYTT
208 817 67 06-08 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 TYT Bl
209 817 00 06-12 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
258 532 18 97-55 Lens RH
259 532 18 97-54 Lens LH
261 532 18 97-53 Insert Grille
263 532 18 38-33 Bezel RH
264 532 18 38-32 Bezel LH
278 532 19 16-11 Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
- - - 532 18 78-01 Plug Dome Plastic
- - - 532 00 54-79 Plug
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
31
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DRIVE
120
57
89
63
212
70
69
197
161
169
159 158
66
59
65
162
61
198
112
150
168
163
48
38
10
32
50
41
14
21
202
64
56
83
81
116
82 165 156
39
8
151
51
27
166
35
49
47
30
62
120
36
52
34
52
16
36 35
37
32
95
53
28
30
26
26
16
29
16
84 27
22
77
26 25
15
19
24
55
199
200
263
77
26
1
263
71
96
78
74
76
75
32
73
16
drive-hydro.stlt_61
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
--------
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
532 16 58-66
876 02 04-16
810 04 04-00
874 49 05-44
873 80 05-00
873 80 06-00
532 14 08-45
532 16 94-98
873 35 06-00
532 10 68-88
819 13 13-16
876 02 04-12
532 17 57-65
532 07 16-73
532 16 95-92
874 76 05-12
532 17 55-78
532 12 01-83
819 21 16-16
532 12 49-63
532 17 91-14
872 11 06-22
532 17 55-56
532 12 77-83
532 15 44-07
532 12 32-05
872 11 06-12
873 68 06-00
873 68 05-00
532 10 57-10
532 10 57-09
817 06 06-20
532 14 02-94
532 16 96-91
817 12 06-14
532 12 48-72
532 17 54-10
532 17 39-37
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Hydro Gr 314-0510
(Order parts from transaxle manufacturer)
Rod Shift Fender STLT
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Bolt Hex Flg Hd 5/16-18 x Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 unc P
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc
Knob
Rod, Brake Hydro
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Composite
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4
Keeper, Belt Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drv Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Carr. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 SMGML Tap/R
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Eng
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Ga. 5
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
65
66
69
70
71
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
89
95
96
112
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
197
198
199
200
202
212
263
810 04 07-00
532 15 47-78
532 14 24-32
532 13 46-83
532 16 91-83
532 16 91-82
532 13 70-57
532 12 17-49
812 00 00-01
532 12 35-83
532 12 17-48
532 16 55-96
532 16 57-11
819 17 12-16
532 16 95-94
532 19 18-82
532 17 02-01
532 12 47-88
819 09 12-10
872 14 06-08
873 90 06-00
532 17 54-56
819 13 32-10
532 16 60-02
532 16 55-89
532 18 39-00
872 14 04-06
873 68 04-00
874 78 04-16
532 16 56-23
817 49 05-10
532 16 54-92
532 16 55-80
532 16 96-13
532 16 95-93
532 16 96-12
872 14 05-08
872 11 06-14
532 14 52-12
817 00 06-12
DESCRIPTION
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine
Screw Hex wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 unc
Guide Belt Mower Drive RH
Strap Torque Lh Hydro
Strap Torque Rh Hydro
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Asm. Cross Hydro
Spring Torsion T/A
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Console, Shift
Control Asm Bypass Hydro
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bolt 3/8-16 unc x 1
Nut Lock 3/8-16 unc
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrtd 5/16 ID x 1.0 x .125 Tk
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 TT Yellow
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 TT
Plate Fastening Cross Shf. STLT/CRD
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8" ID
Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105 HYD CRD
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 1
Bolt 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hexflange Lock
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
STEERING ASSEMBLY
38
12
39
1
41
42
37
37
36
44
51
54
88
91
43
71
46
8
6
29
67
67
68
67
13
65
17
46
2
8
6
87
5
87
3
32
5
11
68
26
29
82
4
43
40
43
15
28
29
15
15
10
steering_pl.lt_47
34
30
95
8
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
532 18 59-58 Wheel Steering
2
532 18 47-06 Axle
3
532 16 98-40 Spindle Asm LH
4
532 16 98-39 Spindle Asm RH
5
532 12 49-31 Bearing Race Thrust Harden
6
532 12 17-48 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
8
812 00 00-29 Ring Klip #t5304-75
10
532 17 51-21 Link Drag
11
810 04 06-00 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
12
873 94 08-00 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
13
532 13 65-18 Spacer Brg Axle Front
15
532 14 52-12 Nut Hex Flange Lock
17
532 18 06-41 Shaft Asm Strg
26
532 12 68-47 Bushing Link Drag
28
819 13 14-16 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
29
817 00 06-12 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
30
876 02 04-12 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
32
532 13 04-65 Rod Tie
35
873 54 05-00 Nut Crown Lock 5/16-24 unf
36
532 15 50-99 Bushing Strg
37
532 15 29-27 Screw
38
532 17 20-93 Insert Cap Strg Wh
39
819 18 24-11 Washer 9/16 ID x 1-1/2 OD x 11 Ga.
40
873 54 06-00 Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
41
532 15 99-45 Adaptor Wheel Strg
42
532 16 96-33 Boot Steering Shaft
43
532 12 17-49 Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga.
44
532 18 06-40 Extension Steering Shaft
46
532 12 12-32 Cap Spindle Fr Top Blk
51
873 54 04-00 Nut Crownlock 1/4-28
54
871 13 04-20 Bolt Hex 1/4-28 unf x 1-1/4 Gr. 8
65
532 16 03-67 Spacer Brace Axle
67
872 11 06-18 Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
68
532 16 98-27 Axle, Brace
71
532 17 51-46 Steering Asm
82
532 16 98-35 Bracket Susp Chassis Front
87
532 17 39-66 Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .14
88
532 17 51-18 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20
91
532 17 55-53 Clip Steering
95
532 18 89-67 Washer Hardened
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm.
35
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
ENGINE
3
2
72
1
62
81
13
4
78
38
32
14
44
78
46
33
37
31
33
45
29
23
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
532 17 05-51 Control Throttle/Choke
817 72 04-08 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
-------Engine Briggs Model No. 31G777
(Order Parts From Engine Manufacturer)
532 13 73-52 Muffler
532 16 52-91 Gasket
532 14 84-56 Tube Drain Oil Easy
532 16 98-37 Shield Browning/Debris Guard
532 19 18-12 Control Choke
532 13 71-80 Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scrn)
532 14 05-27 Cap Asm Fuel
532 12 34-87 Clamp Hose Black
4
13
14
23
25
29
32
33
engine-bs.1cyl_48
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
37
38
44
45
46
62
72
78
81
532 13 70-40
532 18 16-54
817 67 04-12
817 00 06-12
819 09 14-16
810 01 05-00
817 07 05-12
817 06 06-20
873 51 04-00
Line Fuel
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Washer Split
Screw Hex Head Cap 5/16
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
36
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
SEAT ASSEMBLY
1
8
8
9
14
9
7
7
10
5
6
22
21
2
24
5
16
15
11
4
13
17
3
12
seat_lt.knob_9
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
532 18 87-05
532 18 01-66
871 11 06-16
819 13 16-10
532 14 50-06
873 80 06-00
532 12 41-81
817 00 06-16
9
10
11
12
819 13 16-14
532 18 01-86
532 16 63-69
532 12 12-46
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket Pivot Seat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
Clip Push-In
Nut Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16 unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 Blk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Smgml Tap/RZ
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan Seat
Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut
Bracket Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
13
14
15
16
17
21
532 12 12-48
872 05 04-12
532 13 43-00
532 12 12-50
532 12 39-76
532 17 18-52
22
24
DESCRIPTION
Bushing Snap Blk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-2 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Yel Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 Blk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Flg Gr. 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder
5/16-18 unc-2a Blk DA
873 80 05-00 Nut Hex Lock W/Ins 5/16-18
819 17 19-12 Washer 17/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
DECALS
12
3
3
20
9
6
7
15
1
4
11
2
14
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
11
PART
NO.
532 16 88-69
532 17 35-89
532 19 32-03
532 17 35-87
532 15 70-02
532 19 40-81
532 15 68-11
532 19 32-09
532 19 32-10
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Decal Tick Mark
Decal LH Reflector
Decal Hood
Decal RH Reflector
Decal Fender Danger
Decal Side Panel
Decal Fender Operator
Decal Fender
Decal Engine
12
14
15
20
------
532 18 57-33
532 16 03-96
532 17 91-28
532 14 50-05
532 16 69-60
532 18 82-52
532 18 82-53
532 13 83-11
532 19 31-94
Decal Wheel Steering
Decal V-Belt Schematic
Decal Deck "B" 42"
Decal Bat Dan/Psn
Decal By-Pass
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Decal Handle Lft Height Adjust
Manual Owner's English
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
PART
NO.
532 05 91-92
532 06 51-39
532 10 62-22
532 05 99-04
532 12 51-21
532 12 49-57
532 12 49-59
532 12 51-22
532 13 84-68
532 12 49-26
532 19 32-68
532 14 43-34
DESCRIPTION
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
Tire F Ts 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service
Tube Front (Service Item Only)
Rim Asm 6" front Service
Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim Asm 8" rear Service
Tire R Ts 20 x 8-8 C Service
Tube Rear (Service Item Only)
Cap Axle
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
WHEELS & TIRES
1
2
5,8
7
4,10
3,9
6
11
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
wheel_1
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
MOWER LIFT
7
8
5
1
3
13
4
2
6
6
11
5
4
12
13
19
20
31
32
13
15
19
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
532 15 94-61
532 15 94-76
532 18 88-22
812 00 00-02
819 21 16-21
532 12 01-83
532 12 56-31
532 12 45-26
532 13 98-65
532 13 98-66
532 12 46-70
Wire Asm Inner W/plunger
Shaft Asm Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing Nylon Blk 629 Id
Grip Handle
Button Plunger
Link Lift LH
Link Lift RH
Retainer Spring
20
20
31
32
17 18
16
20
15
lift-rh.1piece_3
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
532 17 32-88
873 35 08-00
532 17 56-89
873 80 08-00
532 13 98-68
532 16 35-52
532 16 98-65
873 54 06-00
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion Blk Zinc
Nut Lock W/wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension Rear
Retainer Spring
Bearing pvt. Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
MOWER DECK
67
158
68
185
36
40
od
_7
152
40
42
_c
lu
tc
h_
m
143
45
150
144
159
46
40
145
184
44
54
48
147
148
59
56
53
52 55
142
146
33
32
31
106
30
104
103
21
101
42_
119
21
104 106
23
24
25
2
26
16
15
118
20
131
129
3
4
5
te
21
113 111 21
130
92
la
h_p
2
34
147
2
117
mulc
102
142
116
105
105
21
1
103
102
92
18
14
18
149
13
112
118
19
21
11 119
10
9
113
8
42_D_man-t-path_stlt_3
40
27
29
21
2
6
28
117
116
TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. MC175H42ST (MC175H42STA), PRODUCT NO. 964 77 30-00
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
44
45
46
48
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
532 16 58-92
872 14 05-06
532 13 80-17
532 16 54-60
532 12 46-70
532 17 80-24
532 85 08-57
810 03 06-00
532 14 02-96
532 13 41-49
532 13 76-45
532 12 87-74
532 11 04-85
532 17 44-93
872 14 05-05
532 13 28-27
532 15 97-70
873 68 05-00
532 17 75-63
532 10 53-04
532 12 37-13
532 11 04-52
532 17 18-59
819 11 10-16
532 13 14-91
532 17 39-84
532 18 76-90
532 17 34-36
532 17 83-42
872 11 06-12
532 17 34-38
873 90 06-00
532 14 00-88
532 12 47-88
532 13 77-29
532 13 39-44
532 13 98-88
532 18 49-07
532 17 85-15
532 15 50-46
532 12 20-52
532 17 34-42
532 17 15-98
Deck Asm MWR 42"weldment
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Bracket Asm Fr Sway Bar 38/42
Bracket Asm Deck 42"sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt 3/8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer Lock Hvy 3/8
Washer Hard Blade Mower Vented
Blade Mower 42"
Shaft Asm W/lower Bearing
Housing Mandrel Vented
Bearing Ball Mandrel
Stripper Mower Vented
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder
Baffle Vortex 42
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Bracket Deflector Mower 42"
Cap Sleeve 80x 112 Blk Mower
Spring Torsion Deflector 2 52
Nut Push Phos & Oil
Shield Deflector Mower 42" Blk
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod Hinge 42"6 75 Wlg
Screw Thd Rolling Washer Head
Washer Spacer
Pulley Mandrel
Nut 9/16 Toplock Flng Oil Dip
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley Idler Flat
Nut Lock Flg 3/8-16 unc
Guard Mandrel LH Black
Spring Retainer 1" Zinc/cad
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 T
Washer Hardened Smaller
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Blkz
Arm Asm Pad Brake
Washer Hardened
Arm Idler 42"mower LT/YT
Spacer Retainer Mower
Guard TUV Idler
Knob
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
158
159
184
185
--
532 14 49-59
873 80 06-00
532 13 64-20
871 08 10-10
819 06 12-16
810 07 10-00
532 16 07-93
532 12 50-04
532 18 30-74
532 18 30-75
817 00 05-10
532 12 48-42
532 18 86-06
873 93 06-00
819 12 14-14
819 13 13-12
874 78 06-16
872 14 06-08
532 16 58-90
532 15 71-09
532 17 34-41
532 17 34-37
532 17 34-43
532 13 13-35
532 16 90-22
532 16 58-98
819 09 12-10
532 16 96-70
532 16 96-76
817 72 04-08
872 14 06-14
819 13 14-10
532 18 82-34
532 13 07-94
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DESCRIPTION
V-Belt Mower 42"
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins 3/8-16 unc
Cover Mulching
Screw 10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer Lock #10
Latch Asm.
Nut Weld
Bracket Wheel Gauge LH 42" Deck
Bracket Gauge Wheel RH 42" Deck
Screw 5/16-18
Bolt Shoulder
Wheel Gauge
Nut Centerlock 3/8-16 unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Idler
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Clutch Cable
Clutch Cable 42"
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Head Asm. Cable Clutch
Mandrel Asm Service (Includes
Housing, Shaft and Shaft Hardware
Only-Pulley Not Included)
532 16 95-83 Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck - Order separately mulch
cover and gauge wheel components
key nos. 101-106 and 116-119)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
SERVICE NOTES
42
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
FOL
D AL
ONG
THIS
DOT
IS A
TED
15 D
LINE
EGR
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LO P
E
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ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
15 DEGREES MAX.
WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.