Specifications | Ariens 915055 - 1944, 915057 - 2148, 915059 - 2352, 915065 - 1540, 915067 - 1740, 915501 - 1844, 915502

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Owner/Operator Manual
Models
915055 - 1944
915057 - 2148
915059 - 2352
915065 - 1540
915067 - 1740
915501 - 1844
915502 - 1540
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
ESPAÑOL
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model &
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product registration here.
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modelo y número de serie
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00367300 9/04
Printed in USA
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, Wisconsin
54110-0157 USA
Telephone
(920) 756-2141
Facsimile
(920) 756-2407
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ISSUED BY THE MANUFACTURER –
DÉCLARATION DE CONFORMITÉ CE ÉMISE PAR LE FABRICANT –
EU-ÜBEREINSTIMMUNGSERKLÄRUNG DES HERSTELLERS –
VERKLARING VAN OVEREENSTEMMING VOOR DE EU, AFGEGEVEN
DOOR DE FABRIKANT – EF OVERENSSTEMMELSESERKLÆRING
UDSTEDT AF FABRIKANTEN – DICHIARAZIONE DI CONFORMITÀ CE
RILASCIATA DAL PRODUTTORE – DECLARACIÓN DE CONFORMIDAD CE
EMITIDA POR EL FABRICANTE – EF-SAMSVARSERKLÆRING FRA
PRODUSENTEN – EG-DEKLARATIONEN OM ÖVERENSSTÄMMELSE
UTFÄRDAD AV TILLVERKAREN – VALMISTAJAN ANTAMA EYVAATIMUSTENMUKAISUUSVAKUUTUS – DEKLARACJA ZGODNOŚCI Z
PRZEPISAMI EC WYDANA PRZEZ PRODUCENTA – DECLARAÇÃO DE
CONFORMIDADE CE EMITIDA PELO FABRICANTE
We the undersigned, ARIENS COMPANY, certify that: – Nous, soussignés ARIENS COMPANY, certifions que :
– Der Unterzeichnete, ARIENS COMPANY, bescheinigt, dass: – Wij, de ondergetekenden, ARIENS COMPANY,
verklaren dat: – Undertegnede, ARIENS COMPANY, attesterer, at: – La sottoscritta società ARIENS COMPANY
certifica che: – Nosotros, los abajo firmantes, ARIENS COMPANY, certificamos que: – Undertegnede, ARIENS
COMPANY, bekrefter at: – Undertecknad, ARIENS COMPANY, intygar att: – Allekirjoittanut, ARIENS COMPANY,
vakuuttaa, että: – My, niżej podpisani, ARIENS COMPANY, oświadczamy, że: – Nós, abaixo assinados, certificamos em
nome da ARIENS COMPANY, que:
Type: – Type : – Typ:
Type: – Type: – Tipo:
Tipo: – Type: – Typ:
Tyyppi: – Typ: – Tipo:
Riding Rotary Lawn Mower – Tondeuse à gazon autoportée rotative – AufsitzSichelmäher – Rijdende roterende grasmaaier – Havetraktor med roterende knive – Trattorino
con unità di taglio rotativa – Tractor cortacésped giratorio – Plentraktor med rotorklipper –
Rotoråkgräsklippare – Ajoleikkuri – Samobieżna rotacyjna kosiarka trawnikowa – Tractor
Cortador de Relva –
Trade Name: – Appellation commerciale : – Handelsbezeichnung: –
Handelsnaam: – Firmanavn: – Nome commerciale: – Nombre comercial: –
Handelsnavn: – Handelsbeteckning: – Kauppanimi: – Nazwa handlowa: – Nome da
Marca:
Model: – Modèle : – Modell: – Model: – Model: – Modello: – Modelo: – Modell: –
Modell: – Malli: – Model: – Modelo:
Cutting Width: – Largeur de coupe : – Schnittbreite: – Maaibreedte: –
Klippebredde: – Larghezza di taglio: – Ancho de corte: – Klippebredde:
Klippbredd: – Leikkuuleveys: – Szerokość cięcia: – Largura de corte:
Ariens
915501
915502
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Conforms to: – Est conforme à : – Mit den Anforderungen der folgenden Richtlinien übereinstimmt: – Voldoet aan: –
Er i overensstemmelse med: – È conforme a: – Cumple con: – Er i samsvar med: – Överensstämmer med: –
Täyttää seuraavat vaatimukset: – Jest zgodny z: – De acordo com:
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC;
2000/14/EC
Conformity Assessment Annex VI. – Annexe VI de l'évaluation de conformité. – Konformitätsbewertung,
Anhang VI. – Bijlage VI voor beoordeling van overeenstemming. – Vurdering af overensstemmelse Anneks
VI. – Annesso VI della valutazione di conformità. – Anexo VI de la evaluación de la conformidad. –
Samsvarsvurdering etter vedlegg VI. – Bedömning av överensstämmelse Bilaga VI. –
Vaatimustenmukaisuuden arviointi, liite VI. – Dodatek VI, Ocena zgodności. – Anexo VI da Avaliação de
Conformidade.
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Representative Measured Sound Power Level (Lwa) –
Niveau de puissance acoustique représentatif mesuré (Lwa)
– Repräsentativer gemessener Geräuschpegel (Lwa) –
Representatief gemeten geluidsniveau (Lwa) –
Repræsentativt, målt støjeffektniveau (Lwa) Livello di –
potenza sonora rappresentativo rilevato (Lwa) – Nivel de
potencia acústica representativo medido (Lwa) –
Representativt målt lydeffektnivå (Lwa) – Representativ
uppmätt ljudnivå (Lwa) – Tyypillinen mitattu äänitehotaso
(Lwa) – Zmierzony reprezentatywny poziom mocy
akustycznej (Lwa) – Nível de Potência de Som Medido
Representativo (Lwa)
Guaranteed Sound Power Level (Lwa) – Niveau de
puissance acoustique garanti (Lwa) – Garantierter
Geräuschpegel (Lwa) – Gegarandeerd geluidsniveau (Lwa)
– Garanteret støjeffektniveau (Lwa) – Livello di potenza
sonora garantito (Lwa) – Nivel de potencia acústica
garantizado (Lwa) – Garantert lydeffektnivå (Lwa) –
Garanterad uppmätt ljudnivå (Lwa) – Taattu
äänitehotaso (Lwa) – Gwarantowany reprezentatywny
poziom mocy akustycznej (Lwa) – Nível de Potência de
Som Garantido (Lwa)
915501: 99 dBA
915502: 99 dBA
915501: 100 dBA
915502: 100 dBA
Notified Body – Organisme notifié – Zertifizierungsstelle – Aangemelde SNCH
instantie – Bemyndiget organ – Organismo notificato – Organismo
11, Route de Luxembourg
notificado – Teknisk kontrollorgan – Anmält organ – Ilmoitettu laitos – L-5230 Sandweiler
Organ zaświadczający – Organismo Certificador –
Philip J. Smucker:
Quality and Conformance Manager (Keeper of Technical
File) – Responsable de la qualité et de la conformité des
produits (Dépositaire de la fiche technique) – Manager
Qualitätssicherung und Konformität (Archivar der
technischen Akte) – Kwaliteits- en normalisatiemanager
(Beheerder van technische bestand) – Chef for kvalitet og
overensstemmelse (Indehaver af tekniske data) –
Responsabile della qualità e della conformità del prodotto
(Depositario del file tecnico) – Gerente de calidad y
conformidad (Depositario del archivo técnico) – Kvalitetog samsvarsansvarlig (innehaver av teknisk fil) – Chef för
kvalitet och produktöverensstämmelse (Innehavare av
tekniska data) – Laadusta ja vaatimustenmukaisuudesta
vastaava johtaja (Teknisen tiedoston haltija) – Kierownik
do spraw jakości i zgodności (Przechowujący
Dokumentację Techniczną) – Gestor de Qualidade e
Conformidade (Zelador de Arquivos Técnicos)
Ariens Company
Brillion, WI 54110-0157 USA
Signature – Signature –
Unterschrift – Handtekening –
Underskrift – Firma – Firma –
Signatur – Namnteckning –
Allekirjoitus – Podpis – Assinatura
12/10/2003
Date – Date –
Datum – Datum –
Dato – Data –
Fecha – Dato –
Datum – Päiväys –
Data – Data
CE Sound and Vibration – Bruits et vibrations CE – CE Geräusch- und Vibrationswerte –
CE Geluid en trilling – CE støj og vibration – Livello sonoro e vibrazioni CE – Sonido y
vibración CE – CE-lyd og -vibrasjon – CE ljudnivå och vibrationer – CE, melu ja tärinä –
CE Dźwięku i Wibracji – Som e Vibração CE – (Ref. EN836-2001)
915502
Model: – Modèle : – Modell: – Model: – Model: – Modello: – Modelo: – Modell: – Modell: – 915501
Malli: – Model: – Modelo:
Oper. Ear Sound Pressure (Lpa) in dBA – Pression acoustique aux oreilles de l’opérateur
(Lpa) en dBA – Geräuschpegel am Ohr des Bedieners (Lpa) in dBA – Geluidsdruk bij het
oor van de gebruiker (Lpa) in dBA – Strøjtryk ved brugerens øre (Lpa) målt i dBA –
Pressione sonora all’orecchio dell’operatore (Lpa) in dBA – Presión de sonido en el oído
(Lpa) in dBA – Lydtrykk ved førerens øre (Lpa) inn dBA – Ljudeffekt vid förarens öron (Lpa) i
dBA – Kuljettajan korvaan kohdistuva äänenpaine (Lpa), dBA – Robocze ciśnienie
akustyczne na uchu (Lpa) w decybelachA – Oper. Pressão do Som no Ouvido (Lpa)
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em dBA –
Vibration Measure (m/sec2) at Operator: – Mesure des vibrations (m/s2) au niveau de l’opérateur: – Vibration
(m/s2) an des Bedieners: – Gemeten trilling bij (m/sec2): – Vibrationsmålinger (m/s2) ved brugerens: – Vibrazioni
percepite dall’operatore (m/sec2): – Medida de vibración (m/seg2) en el operador: – Vibrasjonsmåling (m/s2) ved
førerens: – Vibrationsmått (m/s2) vid förarens: – Tärinä (m/s2) kuljettajan: – Pomiar wibracji (m/sec2) u operatora:
– Medida de Vibração (m/seg.2) no Operador:
Hands – Mains – Hände – De handen van de gebruiker – Hænder – Mani – Manos –
Hender – Händer – Käsissä – Ręce – Mãos –
2.9
X
0.76
1.4
Y
0.59
1.3
Z
1.10
Feet – Pieds – Füße – De voeten van de gebruiker – Fødder – Piedi –Pies – Føtter –
Fötter – Jaloissa – Stopy – Pés –
0.28
X
0.34
0.16
Y
0.42
1.5
Z
1.19
Seat – Siège – Sitz – De bestuurdersplaats – Sæde – Sedile – Asiento – Sete – Säte –
Istuimella – Siedzenie – Assento –
0.43
X
0.35
0.29
Y
0.37
0.91
Z
0.87
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
ASSEMBLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
CONTROLS AND FEATURES . . . . . . . . 11
SERVICE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . 16
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . 17
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
INTRODUCTION
THE MANUAL
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Before operation of unit, carefully and
completely read your manuals. The contents
will provide you with an understanding of
safety instructions and controls during normal
operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are
given from operator seated in operation
position and facing the direction of forward
travel.
The Ariens dealer must register the product
at the time of purchase. Registering the
product will help the company process
warranty claims or contact you with the latest
service information. All claims meeting
requirements during the limited warranty
period will be honored, whether or not the
product registration card is returned. Keep a
proof of purchase if you do not register your
unit.
Customer Note: If the dealer does not
register your product, please fill out, sign, and
return the product registration card to Ariens.
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
When ordering replacement parts or making
service inquiries, know the Model and Serial
numbers of your unit and engine.
Numbers are located on the product
registration form in the unit literature
package. They are printed on a serial number
label, located on the frame of your unit
(figure 1).
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1
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Use only Ariens replacement parts. The
replacement of any part on this unit with
anything other than an Ariens authorized
replacement part may adversely affect the
performance, durability, and safety of this unit
and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims
liability for any claims or damages, whether
warranty, property damage, personal injury or
death arising out of the use of unauthorized
replacement parts.
DELIVERY
OE0170
1. Unit Serial Number Label
2. Engine Serial Number Label
Figure 1
• Record Unit Model and Serial numbers
here.
Customer Note: If you have purchased this
product without complete assembly and
instruction by your retailer, it is your
responsibility to:
• Read and understand all assembly
instructions in this manual. If you do not
understand or have difficulty following
the instructions, contact your nearest
Ariens Dealer for assistance.
NOTE: To locate your nearest Ariens Dealer,
call 920-756-4664 or go to www.ariens.com
on the internet.
WARNING: Improper assembly or
adjustments can cause serious injury.
• Record Engine Model and Serial
numbers here.
GB - 4
© Copyright 2004 Ariens Company
Before Attempting To Operate Your
Unit:
1. Make sure all assembly has been
properly completed.
2. Understand all Safety Precautions
provided in the manuals.
3. Review control functions and operation
of the unit. Do not operate the unit
unless all controls function as described
in this manual.
4. Review recommended lubrication,
maintenance and adjustments.
5. Review Limited Warranty Policy.
6. Fill out a product registration card and
return the card to the Ariens Company or
go to www.ariens.com.
DISCLAIMER
Ariens reserves the right to discontinue,
change, and improve its products at any time
without notice or obligation to the purchaser.
The descriptions and specifications contained
in this manual were in effect at printing.
Equipment described within this manual may
be optional. Some illustrations may not be
applicable to your unit.
SAFETY
WARNING: This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and
feet and throwing objects. Failure to
observe the safety instructions in the
manuals and on decals could result
in serious injury or death.
Slopes are a major factor related to
loss-of-control and tip-over accidents.
Operation on all slopes requires extra
caution.
Tragic accidents can occur if the
operator is not alert to the presence
of children. Never assume that
children will remain where you last
saw them.
Gasoline is extremely flammable and
the vapors are explosive, handle with
care.
Disengage attachment, stop unit and
engine, remove key, engage parking
brake, and allow moving parts to stop
before leaving operator’s position.
SAFETY ALERTS
DANGER: IMMINENTLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, WILL RESULT in death or
serious injury.
WARNING: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, COULD RESULT in death
or serious injury.
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, MAY RESULT in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used
to alert against unsafe practices.
NOTATIONS
NOTE: General reference information for
proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or
information required to prevent damage to
unit or attachment.
SAFETY DECALS AND
LOCATIONS
Look for these symbols to point
out important safety
precautions. They mean:
• Attention!
• Personal Safety Is
Involved!
• Become Alert!
• Obey The Message!
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety
Decals. Refer to figure 2 for Safety Decal
locations.
1. Caution!
The safety alert symbol is used in decals and
with this manual. Understand the safety
message. It contains important information
about personal safety.
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•
•
•
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Maximum Tongue weight: 30 lbs.
Maximum Trailer weight: 300 lbs.
Do not use hitch with bagger attached.
Do not use on steep hills or slopes.
Do not park on hills when trailer is
attached.
• Do not use with any ground engaging
equipment.
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7
2
3
5
6
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OE0050
Figure 2
2. Danger!
NO STEP! Always keep feet
away from rotating parts.
Avoid injury - Stay clear of
rotating parts.
OL1813
OL1816
4. Warning!
3. Danger!
Always stand clear of discharge
area.
Always keep feet and hands
away from rotating parts.
OL1814
OL1809
Do not operate mower unless
bagger is attached or guards
are in operating position.
Always stand clear of discharge
area. Do not direct discharge
toward other people.
OL1810
OL1815
5. Danger! To Avoid Serious Injury or
Death
Keep people away from unit
while operating.
Read the operator’s manual.
OL18111
OL1801
Shut off engine, remove key,
and read manual before you
adjust or repair unit.
Keep children and others away
from unit while operating.
OL1812
OL1802
GB - 6
OL1803
Never direct discharge toward
other people. Thrown objects
can cause injury.
Fill fuel tanks to 2-1/2 in.
(6.35 cm) below bottom of filler
neck.
Look down and behind before
and while backing.
• Never fill fuel tank when engine is
running, hot or unit is indoors. Never
overfill fuel tank.
• Replace fuel cap securely and clean up
spilled fuel.
OL1804
OL1805
SAFETY RULES
Never carry children.
OL1806
10
MAX
OL1807
Go up and down slopes, not
across.
DO NOT operate on slopes
over 10°.
• If machine stops going uphill, stop
blade and back down slowly.
• Avoid sudden turns.
• Keep safety devices (guards, shields,
switches, etc.) in place and working.
• Check interlock system per manual
before use.
• Understand location and function of all
controls.
• Never allow operation by untrained
persons.
• Disengage PTO, stop unit and engine,
set parking brake and remove key
before making any inspections, repairs,
etc.
6. Hot Surfaces!
DO NOT touch parts which are
hot from operation. ALWAYS
allow parts to cool.
OL1801
7. Caution
No smoking.
If unit is to be used by someone other than
original purchaser; loaned, rented or sold,
ALWAYS provide this manual and any
needed safety training before operation.
Only the user can prevent and is responsible
for accidents or injuries occurring to
themselves, other people or property.
Read, understand, and follow all safety
practices in Owner/Operator Manual before
assembling, using or working on this mower.
ALWAYS remove key from ignition and wire
from spark plug before assembly, or working
on this unit.
Inspect unit before each use for: missing or
damaged decals and shields, correctly
operating safety interlock system, and
deterioration of grass catchers. Replace or
repair as needed.
ALWAYS check overhead and side
clearances carefully before operation.
ALWAYS be aware of traffic when crossing or
operating along streets or curbs.
Keep children, people, and pets away. Be
alert and shut off unit if anyone enters work
area. Keep children under watchful care of a
responsible adult.
NEVER allow children to operate or play on
or near unit.
Keep area of operation clear of all toys, and
debris. Thrown objects can cause injury.
Stay alert for hidden hazards, holes, and ruts.
Avoid uneven or rough terrain. DO NOT
operate near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. Unit can suddenly turn over if
a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if
an edge caves in.
Dust, fog, etc. can reduce vision and cause
an accident. Operate unit only when there is
good visibility and light.
Data indicates that operators, age 60 and
above, are involved in a larger 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.
GB - 7
Only trained adults may operate unit. Training
includes being familiar with controls and
actual operation.
NEVER operate unit after or during the use of
medication, drugs or alcohol.
NEVER allow anyone to operate this unit
when their alertness or coordination is
impaired.
Wear adequate safety gear, sturdy shoes,
and protective gloves.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry and
tie back hair that may get caught in rotating
parts.
Protect eyes, face and head from objects that
may be thrown from unit. Wear appropriate
hearing protection. Always wear safety
goggles or safety glasses with side shields
when operating mower.
Avoid sharp edges. Sharp edges can cut.
Moving parts can cut off fingers or a hand.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from all
rotating parts during operation. Rotating parts
can cut off body parts.
ALWAYS keep hands away from all pinch
points.
Start and operate unit only when seated in
operator’s position. Steering control levers
must be in neutral, PTO disengaged and
parking brake set when starting engine.
ALWAYS keep body and hands away from
pin holes or nozzles which eject hydraulic
fluid under pressure.
DO NOT touch unit parts which might be hot
from operation. Allow parts to cool before
attempting to maintain, adjust or service.
NEVER place your hands or any part of your
body or clothing inside or near any moving
part while unit is running.
NEVER direct discharge towards persons or
property. Thrown objects may ricochet back
towards operator. ALWAYS stand clear of the
discharge area.
ALWAYS disengage attachment, stop unit
and engine, remove key, engage parking
brake, and allow moving parts to stop before
leaving operator’s position.
Use extreme caution on gravel surfaces.
Disengage PTO when attachment is not in
use and when crossing gravel surfaces.
DO NOT operate unit if safety interlock
system is damaged or disabled. Check safety
interlock before each use.
ALWAYS remove key to prevent unauthorized
use.
DO NOT operate at too fast a rate. Slow
down before turning.
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or
unclogging chute.
DO NOT mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
DO NOT try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
Know the weight of loads. Limit loads to those
you can safely control and the unit can safely
handle.
ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards
and panels in good repair, in place and
securely fastened.
Do not operate without either entire grass
catcher or the discharge guard in place.
DO NOT operate in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. ALWAYS look down and behind
before and while backing; especially for
children.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
for wheel weights or counterweights to
improve stability when using attachments.
NEVER carry passengers–especially
children–even with blades off.
Use extra care when approaching blind
corners or objects that may obscure vision of
hidden obstacles and children.
If you cannot back up a slope or you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
Mow up and down slopes, not across them.
Use slow speed on any slope. Tires may lose
traction on slopes even though the brakes are
functioning properly.
Keep all movements on the slope slow and
gradual. DO NOT make sudden changes in
speed or direction.
Use extra care while operating machines with
grass catcher or other attachments. They can
affect stability of the machine.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a
slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT operate on slopes over 10°.
DO NOT park on slopes unless necessary. If
unit is parked on a slope, ALWAYS chock or
block wheels and set parking brake.
DO NOT disengage or bypass transmission
and coast downhill.
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 recommendations
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.
Use extra care when loading or unloading
unit onto trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle.
NEVER secure from rods or linkages that
could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is
running.
GB - 8
ALWAYS turn off power to attachment and
shut off fuel when transporting unit.
Keep unit free of grass clippings, leaves, and
other debris. Clean up oil or fuel spills.
This product is equipped with an internal
combustion type engine. DO NOT use unit on
or near any unimproved, forest-covered or
brush covered land unless exhaust system is
equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local, state or federal laws. A spark
arrester, if it is used, must be maintained in
effective working order by operator.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are
explosive. Handle with care. Use an
approved fuel container.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames.
ALWAYS allow engine to cool before
servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running
or hot from operation.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
NEVER overfill fuel tank.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up
spilled fuel.
NEVER fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from
your vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel
it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
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.
Avoid Electric Shock. Objects contacting both
battery terminals at the same time may result
in injury and unit damage. DO NOT reverse
battery connections.
Explosive Gases from battery can cause
death or serious injury. Poisonous battery
fluid contains sulfuric acid and its contact with
skin, eyes or clothing can cause severe
chemical burns.
NO flames, NO sparks, NO smoking near
battery.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective
gear near battery. Use insulated tools.
DO NOT TIP battery beyond a 45° angle in
any direction.
ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of
children.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
Reverse connections may result in sparks
which can cause serious injury. Always
connect positive (+) lead of charger to
positive (+) terminal, and negative (-) lead to
negative (-) terminal.
ALWAYS disconnect negative (-) cable FIRST
and positive (+) cable SECOND. ALWAYS
connect positive (+) cable FIRST, and
negative (-) cable SECOND.
A frozen battery can explode and result in
death or serious injury. DO NOT charge or
jump start a battery containing frozen fluid.
Thaw the battery before putting on a charger
or jump starting.
ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards,
and panels in good repair, in place and
securely fastened. NEVER modify or remove
safety devices.
DO NOT change engine governor settings or
over-speed engine.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury
or death. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed
area. Always provide good ventilation.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating
condition. Damaged or worn out muffler can
cause fire or explosion.
Stop and inspect equipment if you strike an
object or if there is an unusual vibration.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never
make adjustments or repairs with the engine
running.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut you.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use
extra caution when servicing them. NEVER
weld or straighten mower blades.
Rotation of one blade may cause rotation of
the other blades.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
Keep all hardware properly tightened.
Stored energy in springs can cause injury.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
Never store the machine or fuel container
inside a building where there is an open
flame, such as a water heater.
Shut off fuel (if provided) and allow engine to
cool completely before storing in closed area
or covering unit.
Clean grass and debris from unit, especially
from around muffler and engine, to help
prevent fires.
For extended storage, clean unit thoroughly.
See Engine Manual for proper storage.
Use only attachments or accessories
designed for your unit.
Check attachment components frequently. If
worn or damaged, replace with
manufacturer’s recommended parts.
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ASSEMBLY
Check Safety Interlock System
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
WARNING: Safety interlock failure
and improper operation of unit can
result in death or serious injury. Check
system before each use to make sure
it is functioning properly.
Tools Required
• Adjustable wrench
• Petroleum jelly or dielectric grease.
Unpack Unit
See Safety Interlock System on page 11.
Remove unit and all other components from
the shipping container. Engage transmission
bypass lever (see MOVING UNIT
MANUALLY on page 15). Push unit from
container onto a level surface. Disengage
transmission bypass lever.
Check function of all controls
See OPERATION on page 11.
1
Connect Battery
2
3
See Battery Removal and Installation on
page 22 and perform steps 2 and 3 in the
installation section.
Place Unit in Operating Position
(figure 3):
1. Tip seat back.
NOTE: Models 915501 and 502 must use the
flat washer and nut to secure the seat to the
unit.
2. Secure seat to unit with clamping knob
(915065, 067, 055, 057, 059) or flat
washer and nut (915501, 502) (located
in literature pack).
3. Install steering levers on the handlebar
brackets with mounting hardware.
4. Adjust steering levers (see ADJUSTING
STEERING LEVERS on page 23).
4
Check Engine Oil Level
Refer to Engine Manual.
Check Tire Pressure
See SPECIFICATIONS on page 29.
Level Mower Deck
See LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING PITCH
OF MOWER DECK on page 19.
Fill Fuel Tanks
See FILLING FUEL TANKS on page 14.
Adjust Seat
See Adjusting Seat on page 13.
5
OE0190
1. Clamping Knob
(915065, 067,
055, 057, 059)
or flat washer
and nut
(915501, 502)
2. Seat
3. Steering Lever
4. Mounting
Hardware
5. Handlebar
Brackets
Figure 3
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
2
1
4
3
5
6
7
15
14
7
13
12
11 10
OE0220
Figure 4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Ignition Switch
PTO Switch
Throttle Lever
Seat
Steering Levers
Parking Brake
Fuel Tanks
Headlights (915067, 055, 057, 059, 501)
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
8
9
Axle Lock (915067, 055, 057, 059, 501)
Mower Lift Pedal
Mower Deck
Discharge Chute
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Choke Control (915055, 057, 059, 501)
Hour meter (915067, 055, 057, 059, 501,
and optional on 915065, 502)
OPERATION
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Safety Interlock System
WARNING: Safety interlock failure
and improper operation of unit can
result in death or serious injury.
Check system before each use to
make sure it is functioning properly.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See figure 4 for all controls and features
locations.
Perform the following tests to ensure the
safety interlock system is working properly. If
the unit does not perform as stated contact
your Ariens dealer for repairs.
Test
Steering Lever
PTO
Parking Brake
1
Neutral Position
Off
Engaged
Engine
Starts
2
Neutral Position
On
Engaged
Doesn’t Start
Doesn’t Start
3
Neutral Position
Off
Disengaged
4*+
Out of Neutral Position
Off
Disengaged
Shuts Off
5*+
Neutral Position
On
Engaged
Shuts Off
* Test with engine running.
+ Operator lifts off seat.
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Ignition Switch
1
2
3
4
OE0004
Power Take-Off (PTO) Switch
Operate ignition switch
with a removable key.
Ignition switch has four
positions: Stop (1),
Headlight (2), Run (3),
Start (4). See STARTING
AND SHUTTING OFF
ENGINE on page 14 for
detailed instructions on
how to start engine.
1
2
OE005
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Throttle Lever (915065, 067, 502)
1
Choke (1) – Use to start a cold
engine.
3
1
OFF
LEFT
TANK
RIGHT
TANK
2
2
Engages (2) and
disengages (1) mower
blades.
Fast (2) – Increases engine
speed.
Controls fuel flow from left
fuel tank (1) or right fuel
tank (2).
Open the valve to operate
the engine. Turn the valve
to off (3) when storing or
transporting the unit.
OF1881
Hour Meter (915067, 055, 057, 059,
501, and Optional on 915065, 502)
3
OE0002
Records total number of hours
engine has been run.
NOTE: Hour meter will continue
to run if ignition key is left in the
run position with the engine
turned off.
Slow (3) – Decreases engine
speed.
Throttle Lever (915055, 057, 059, 501)
1
2
OE0043
Fast (1) – Increases engine
speed.
OF1881
Steering Levers
• Reverse (1) – Pull both steering levers
backward.
• Forward (2) – Push both steering levers
forward.
• Left (3) – Pull left steering lever back or
push right steering lever forward or a
combination of both.
• Right (4) – Pull right steering lever back
or push left steering lever forward or a
combination of both.
Slow (2) – Decreases engine
speed.
Choke Control (915055, 057, 059, 501)
Use to start a cold engine.
Pull choke control out to
choke engine. Push choke
control in when engine is
warm.
1
2
3
4
OE0058
1
Engages (2) and
disengages (1) parking
brake.
07757600B
Parking Brake
0E0030
2
OE0049
NOTE: To stop, return both steering levers to
neutral.
NOTE: The steering levers must be in the
neutral position to start the engine.
NOTE: The parking brake must be
disengaged prior to moving the steering
levers from the neutral position.
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Mower Lift Pedal (Figure 5)
Raises and lowers mower deck.
2
1
3
2. Mower Lift
Pedal
3. Adjustment Hole
Figure 5
OE0060
1. Adjustment Pin
1
1
05304900
OE0090
2
3
1. Front Axle
2. Pivoting
Position
NOTE: The adjustment pin is used to set the
height of the mower deck. See
SPECIFICATIONS on page 29 for cutting
height dimensions.
765 4 3
2
4
OE0240
3. Lockout
Position
4. Axle Lock
Hardware
Figure 6
Adjusting Seat
Lift adjustment lever and slide seat forward or
backward to the desired position.
1
08088400A
Press mower lift pedal and install adjustment
pin in the desired adjustment hole.
NOTE: Adjusting the seat
further forward will help
increase the leverage in lifting
the mower deck (see Adjusting
Seat on page 13).
Axle Locks (915067, 055, 057, 059,
501) (Figure 6)
NOTE: The unit comes shipped with the front
axle in the lockout position.
If a pivoting front axle is needed: Remove
axle lock hardware from lockout position and
install axle lock hardware in pivoting position
on both sides of front axle.
NOTE: To lock front axle, install axle lock
hardware in the lockout position on both sides
of the axle.
2
1. Seat
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OE0150
2. Adjustment
Lever
Figure 7
FILLING FUEL TANKS
Stopping the Engine
1. Clean fuel caps and surrounding area to
prevent dust, dirt, and debris from
entering fuel tanks.
2. Remove fuel caps.
IMPORTANT: See Engine Manual for correct
type and grade of fuel.
3. Fill fuel tanks to 2-1/2 in. (6.35 cm) below
bottom of filler neck. See
SPECIFICATIONS on page 29 for
capacity of fuel tanks.
4. Replace fuel caps.
STOPPING IN AN EMERGENCY
Bring steering levers back to neutral, set
parking brake, and turn off engine.
STARTING AND SHUTTING OFF
ENGINE
Starting the Engine
NOTE: Disengage the PTO, engage the
parking brake, and place the steering levers
in neutral prior to starting the engine.
1. Set throttle lever to choke (915065, 067,
502) or engage choke control (915055,
057, 059, 501) for a cold engine. Set
throttle lever at 1/3 throttle for a warm
engine.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT operate starter for
more than 15 seconds per minute as damage
can occur.
2. Turn ignition key to start position and
release once the engine has started.
3. After engine starts, set throttle lever to
fast. Disengage choke control (915055,
057, 059, 501).
IMPORTANT: Let the engine warm up
several seconds to several minutes
depending on outside temperature.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Stop unit.
Disengage PTO.
Set throttle lever to slow.
Turn ignition switch to off position and
remove key.
5. Set parking brake.
OPERATING MOWER
1. Start engine.
2. Set throttle lever to fast.
IMPORTANT: Never engage PTO if mower is
plugged with grass or other material.
3. Engage PTO to start mower blades.
NOTE: The parking brake must be
disengaged prior to moving the steering
levers from the neutral lockout position.
4. Release parking brake.
5. Use steering levers to move the unit.
6. Disengage PTO to stop mower blades.
TRANSPORTING UNIT
ALWAYS shut off engine, set parking brake,
remove key, and close fuel shut-off valve or
drain fuel when transporting unit on a truck or
trailer. Tie unit down securely. Do not tie
down by linkages, guards, cables or other
parts that may be damaged.
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
Cut grass when it is dry.
Keep mower blades sharp.
Keep mower deck properly leveled.
Adjust anti-scalp rollers to prevent scalping.
Do not set height of cut too low. For very tall
grass, mow twice.
Do not travel too fast.
Mow with the engine set at full throttle.
When mulching, only remove 1/3 of grass
length per cutting.
Discharge clippings into areas already cut.
Vary cutting pattern with each mowing.
Do not allow grass or debris to collect inside
of mower deck. Clean after each use.
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MOVING UNIT MANUALLY
WARNING: DO NOT disengage or
bypass transmission and coast
downhill.
Disengage (2) transmission bypass levers to
drive unit and engage (1) transmission
bypass levers to push unit manually
(figure 8).
1
Models 915065
and 502
2
1
2
05305600
1
Models 915055,
057, 059, 067, and
501
2
05305200
2
1
1. Transmission Bypass Lever Engaged
2. Transmission Bypass Lever
Disengaged
Figure 8
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OE0260
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
IMPORTANT: Proper maintenance can
prolong the life of unit. The following chart
shows the recommended service schedule.
Refer to the maintenance instructions in the
Engine Manual for additional information.
Interval
Task
Check Safety
Interlock
System
Each Use
NOTE: To have full access to the engine, the
seat must be tipped forward (see TIPPING
SEAT FORWARD on page 17) and the hood
opened (see OPENING AND CLOSING
HOOD on page 18).
Action
WARNING: Safety interlock system failure and
improper operation of unit can result in death or
serious injury. Test this system each time the unit is
operated. If this system does not function as
described, do not operate until repairs are made (see
Safety Interlock System on page 11).
Check
Parking
Brake
Engage parking brake and engage transmission bypass lever
(see MOVING UNIT MANUALLY on page 15). Push unit. If unit
rolls, contact your Ariens Dealer.
Clean Unit
Clean engine, battery, seat, mower deck, etc. of all dirt and
debris. Do not use solvents, hard cleaners, or abrasives.
NOTE: Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
Check Tires
See SPECIFICATIONS on page 29 for correct tire pressure.
Check
Mower
Blades
Check for worn or damaged mower blades (see SHARPENING
MOWER BLADE on page 20).
Follow
Engine
Manual
Maintenance
Schedule
Perform scheduled
engine maintenance.
Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed
instructions.
NOTE: To drain the
oil, use the oil drain
petcock (1) supplied
with unit, not the
drain plug that is
shown in the Engine
Manual.
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1
Interval
Task
Action
Check
Battery
Keep battery and battery terminals clean (see Cleaning Battery
and Battery Cables on page 22).
Lubricate
Unit
Apply grease to zerk (1) on
each front wheel
25 Hours
or Every
Season
1
50 Hours
or Every
Season
100 Hours
or Every
Season
Check
Fasteners
Check mower blade mounting hardware and all other fasteners.
Replace fasteners that are missing or damaged. Tighten all nuts
and bolts to the correct torque value.
Check All
Belts
Replace worn or deteriorated belts.
• Check hydrostatic belt (see REPLACING HYDROSTATIC
BELT on page 25 for hydrostatic belt location).
• Check PTO belt (see REPLACING PTO BELT on page 24
for PTO belt location).
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
1
2
TIPPING SEAT FORWARD
Remove clamping knob (915065, 067, 055,
057, 059) or flat washer and nut (915501,
502) and tip seat forward to access the
battery and engine.
NOTE: Models 915501 and 502 must use the
flat washer and nut to secure the seat to the
unit.
Tip seat back and secure to unit with
clamping knob (915065, 067, 055, 057, 059)
or flat washer and nut (915501, 502)
(figure 9).
1. Clamping Knob (915065, 067, 055,
057, 059) or flat washer and nut
(915501, 502)
2. Seat Tipped Forward
OE0300
Figure 9
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OPENING AND CLOSING HOOD
REMOVING MOWER DECK
To open, pull up on the front of the hood to
open and push down on top of hood to close
until hood snaps into hood clips (figure 10).
Remove (Figure 11)
2
1
1. Remove PTO belt from electric clutch
(see REPLACING PTO BELT on
page 24).
NOTE: Perform step 2 and 3 for the right and
left side of unit.
2. Remove guide arm from front mount
bracket.
3. Remove rear lift link, rear trunnion, front
lift link, and front trunnion from mower
deck and mower lift.
4. Slide mower deck out from under unit.
Install (Figure 11)
1. Slide mower deck under unit.
NOTE: Perform step 2 and 3 for the right and
left side of unit.
2. Install rear lift link, rear trunnion, front lift
link, and front trunnion on mower deck
and mower lift.
3. Install guide arm on front mount bracket.
4. Install PTO belt on electric clutch (see
REPLACING PTO BELT on page 24).
1. Hood Clip
2. Hood Tipped Open
Figure 10
OE0140
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7
8
5
6
5
4
9
3
2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Mower Deck
Front Trunnion
Front Lift Link
Front Mount Bracket
Mower Lift
6.
7.
8.
9.
Guide Arm
PTO Belt
Rear Trunnion
Rear Lift Link
1
Figure 11
LEVELLING AND ADJUSTING
PITCH OF MOWER DECK
OE0230
IMPORTANT: The distance from rear edge of
mower blades to the ground MUST NOT
exceed 3 in. (7.6 cm) (figure 13).
Mower Deck Shown
1
2
From The Side
3
Adjust on a level surface, with the tires
inflated to the correct air pressure (see
SPECIFICATIONS on page 29).
Level Mower Deck
1. Install adjustment pin in the fourth
adjustment hole (figure 12).
2
6
1
1. Mower Deck
2. Mower Blade
3. Front of Mower
Deck
1. Adjustment Pin
2. Mower Lift
Pedal
OE0060
Figure 12
2. Rotate the right and left mower blades
until the ends of both mower blades are
facing rearward (figure 13).
NOTE: The rear blade cutting height should
be 2-7/8 to 3 in. (7.3 to 7.6 cm) from rear
edge of mower blades to the ground on both
blades (figure 13).
3.
4.
5.
6.
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5
4
4. Front Blade
Cutting Height
5. Ground
6. Rear Blade
Cutting Height
Figure 13
OE0010
Measure from rear edge of mower
blades to the ground (figure 13).
Perform steps 5 through 7 if the
measurement is too high or too low on
either side of mower deck.
Remove rear lift link and rear trunnion
from mower deck and mower lift
(figure 11).
• TO RAISE the mower deck, turn rear
trunnion clockwise several turns.
• TO LOWER the mower deck, turn rear
trunnion counterclockwise several
turns.
Install rear trunnion and rear lift link on
mower deck and mower lift (figure 11).
7. Check that the mower deck is level:
a.Rotate right and left mower blades to
face side-to-side.
b.Measure outer edge of mower blades
to ground. Measurement must be
within 1/4 inch (6.35 mm).
• If mower deck is not level, repeat steps
5 and 6.
• If mower deck is level, record the
distance from rear edge of mower
blades to the ground and then adjust
pitch of mower deck.
Adjust Pitch of Mower Deck
IMPORTANT: The mower blade end used to
level the mower deck must be used to adjust
the pitch of the mower deck.
1. Rotate the right and left mower blades
180 degrees until the end of the mower
blade that was used to level the mower
deck is facing forward (figure 13).
NOTE: The front blade cutting height should
be 1/16 - 1/4 in. (1.59 - 6.35 mm) lower than
the rear blade cutting height (figure 13).
2. Measure from front edge of right and left
mower blades to the ground.
3. Subtract front blade cutting height
measurement from rear blade cutting
height measurement (figure 13).
4. Perform steps 5 through 7 if the front
blade cutting height is too high or too low
on either side on either side of mower
deck.
5. Remove front lift link and front trunnion
from mower deck and mower lift
(figure 11).
• TO RAISE the mower deck, turn front
trunnion clockwise several turns.
• TO LOWER the mower deck, turn front
trunnion counterclockwise several
turns.
6. Install front trunnion and front lift link on
mower deck and mower lift (figure 11).
7. Check mower deck pitch.
• If mower deck pitch is not correct,
repeat steps 2 through 6.
• If mower deck pitch is correct, the
adjustment is complete.
REPLACING MOWER BLADE
Remove (Figure 14)
CAUTION: Mower blades are sharp
and can cut you. Wrap the blades or
wear gloves, and use extra caution
when servicing them.
1. Block mower blades to prevent rotation.
2. Remove mounting hardware and mower
blades from mower deck.
Install (Figure 14)
1. Install mower blades on mower deck
with mounting hardware.
2. Torque 5/8-inch hex bolt to 80 to
120 lbf-ft (108 to 163 N•m).
1
2
4
3
1. Flat Washer
2. Bevel Washer
3. 5/8-inch Hex
Bolt
4. Mower Blade
Figure 14
OE0039
SHARPENING MOWER BLADE
CAUTION: DO NOT sharpen mower
blade while on unit. An unbalanced
mower blade will cause excessive
vibration and eventual damage to
unit. Check mower blade balance
prior to reinstalling mower blades.
NEVER weld or straighten mower
blades.
1. Remove mower blade from unit (see
REPLACING MOWER BLADE on
page 20).
Ariens recommends having mower blades
sharpened by a professional. Contact your
Ariens dealer.
Discard mower blade if (figure 15):
• more than 1/2 in. (1.27 cm) of metal is
removed.
• the air lift erosion area is eroded.
• the mower blade is bent or broken.
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Do not change angle of cutting edge or round
the corner at the end of mower blade.
2. Sharpen mower blade by removing an
equal amount of material from each end
of mower blade.
3. Check mower blade balance by sliding
mower blade on an unthreaded bolt. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of
mower blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until mower blade is
balanced.
4. Install mower blade on unit (see
REPLACING MOWER BLADE on
page 20).
DO NOT Sharpen to this Pattern
ADJUSTING ANTI-SCALP
ROLLER
NOTE: The anti-scalp rollers are intended to
prevent lawn scalping, not to control cutting
height. All anti-scalp rollers should be set at
the same height.
See figure 16 for anti-scalp locations on
models 915067, 055, 057, 059, 501. See
figure 17 for anti-scalp locations on models
915065 and 502.
There are two positions:
• Highest Position: Use to disable
anti-scalp feature.
• Lowest Position: Use for all cutting
positions.
In the lowest position the anti-scalp rollers will
touch the ground.
Models 915067, 055, 057, 059, 501
1
Sharpen to this Pattern
3
2
DISCARD
if more
than 1/2 in.
(1.27 cm)
2
1
1. Air Lift Erosion
Area
2. Cutting Edge
Figure 15
OE0052
3
1
2
1. Anti-scalp
Roller
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2. Lowest Position
3. Highest
Position
Figure 16
OE0038
Install (Figure 18)
Models 915065 and 502
1. Install battery on the unit with battery
hold-down bracket.
2. Connect positive (+) cable first, then
negative (–) cable.
3. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease
to battery cable ends and terminals.
4. Tip seat back (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
1
3
Cleaning Battery and Battery Cables
(Figure 18)
2
1. Anti-scalp Roller
2. Lowest Position
3. Highest Position
Figure 17
OE0310
1. Tip seat forward (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
2. Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) cable.
3. Clean battery cable ends, negative (–)
terminal, and positive (+) terminal with a
wire brush and rinse with a weak baking
soda solution.
4. Connect positive (+) cable first, then
negative (–) cable.
5. Apply petroleum jelly or dielectric grease
to battery cable ends and terminals.
6. Tip seat back (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
SERVING BATTERY
1
NOTE: Unit comes equipped with a
maintenance-free battery that requires no
regular maintenance except cleaning the
terminals.
6
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds, chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
2
5
Battery Removal and Installation
4
Remove (Figure 18)
1. Tip seat forward (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
2. Disconnect negative (–) cable first, then
positive (+) cable.
3. Remove battery hold-down bracket and
battery from unit.
1. Battery
Hold-Down
Bracket
2. Negative (–)
Cable
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3
3. Negative (–)
Terminal
4. Battery
5. Positive (+)
Terminal
6. Positive (+)
cable
OE0120
Figure 18
Charging the Battery
ADJUSTING STEERING LEVERS
(Figure 18)
Adjusting Steering Lever Height
(Figure 19)
WARNING: FROZEN BATTERIES
CAN EXPLODE and result in death
or serious injury. DO NOT charge a
frozen battery. Let the battery thaw
before charging.
1
Follow First Aid directions for contact with
battery fluid.
• External Contact: Flush with water.
• Eyes: Flush with water for at least 15
minutes and get medical attention
immediately!
• Internal Contact: Drink large quantities of
water. Follow with Milk of Magnesia,
beaten egg or vegetable oil. Get medical
attention immediately!
• In case of internal contact, DO NOT
induce vomiting!
IMPORTANT: DO NOT fast charge.
Charging at a higher rate will damage or
destroy battery.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS follow information
provided on battery and battery charger.
Contact battery and battery charger
manufacturers’ for detailed instructions.
1. Remove battery from unit (see Battery
Removal and Installation on page 22).
2. Place battery in a well-ventilated area.
3. Connect positive (+) lead of charger to
positive (+) terminal, and negative (–)
lead of charger to negative (–) terminal.
4. Charge battery according to battery
charger and battery manufacturers’
instructions.
5. Install battery on unit (see Battery
Removal and Installation on page 22).
5
2
3
4
Jump-Starting
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Ariens does not recommend jump-starting
your unit. Jump-starting can damage engine
and electrical system components. See your
engine manual for more detailed information.
Handlebar
Steering Lever
Mounting Hardware
Adjustment Holes
Eccentric Spacer
Figure 19
OE0046
NOTE: Perform steps 1 and 2 for both
steering levers.
1. Remove mounting hardware and move
handlebar up or down until the steering
levers are at the appropriate height.
2. Install mounting hardware.
NOTE: Align handlebars by adjusting
eccentric spacer until the height of
handlebars are the same.
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REPLACING PTO BELT
Forward and Reverse Speed
Adjustment
Remove (Figure 21)
(Figure 20)
1. Lower mower deck to the ground.
IMPORTANT: The unit should track within 2
feet (0.61 m) of a straight line for 30 feet
(9.14 m).
The travel of the steering levers may need
adjustment if:
• The unit turns to the right or left when
both steering levers are pushed as far
forward as possible.
• The unit turns to the right or left when
both steering levers are pulled back as
far rearward as possible.
NOTE: The side the unit turns toward
indicates that the wheel on that side is turning
slower than the other wheel. Either the wheel
that is turning faster needs to slow down or
the wheel that is turning slower needs to be
sped up to allow the unit to travel in a straight
line.
1. Determine which way the unit turns.
2. Tip seat forward (see TIPPING SEAT
FORWARD on page 17).
NOTE: The forward travel adjustment bolt
adjusts the forward travel of the steering
lever. The rear travel adjustment bolt adjusts
the rearward travel of the steering lever.
3. Adjust speed by:
• Turning adjustment bolt clockwise to
decrease steering lever travel.
• Turning adjustment bolt counter
clockwise to increase steering lever
travel.
2
1
2. Remove belt covers from mower deck.
CAUTION: Use care when releasing
idler spring tension. Keep body parts
well away from idler when performing
this operation.
3. Hook a puller into idler hole and pull idler
arm towards outside of unit until tension
is removed from PTO belt.
3
2
4
5
6
1
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
Idler Spring
Electric Clutch
PTO Belt
Idler Hole
5. Idler Pulley
6. Idler Arm
7. Belt Cover
Figure 21
OE0080
4. Remove PTO belt from left mower deck
pulley.
5. Slowly release idler arm until tension is
removed from idler spring.
6. Remove PTO belt from mower deck and
electric clutch.
Install (Figure 21)
3
1. Forward Travel Adjustment Bolt
2. Rear Travel Adjustment Bolt
3. Steering Lever
NOTE: Do not install PTO belt on left mower
deck pulley in step 1.
1. Install PTO belt on electric clutch and
mower deck.
2. Hook a puller into idler hole and pull idler
arm towards outside of unit until PTO
belt can be routed around left mower
deck pulley.
3. Slowly release idler arm until idler pulley
rests firmly against PTO belt.
4. Install belt covers on mower deck.
OE0330
Figure 20
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REPLACING HYDROSTATIC BELT
Remove (Figure 22)
2. Disconnect electric clutch connector.
3. Remove clutch stop.
CAUTION: Use care when releasing
idler spring tension. Keep body parts
well away from idler when performing
this operation.
2
1
3
4
2
4. Disconnect idler spring.
5. Remove hydrostatic belt from hydrostatic
transmission pulleys, pulley, electric
clutch, and idler.
8
Install (Figure 22)
7
6
1. Hydrostatic Belt
2. Hydrostatic
Transmission
Pulley
3. Electric Clutch
Connector
1. Install hydrostatic belt on idler, electric
clutch, pulley, and hydrostatic
transmission pulleys.
2. Connect idler spring.
3. Install clutch stop.
4. Connect electric clutch connector.
5. Install PTO belt (see REPLACING PTO
BELT on page 24).
5
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Figure 22
Pulley
Clutch Stop
Electric Clutch
Idler
Idler Spring
OE0051
1. Remove PTO belt (see REPLACING
PTO BELT on page 24).
STORAGE
Short Term Storage
Long Term Storage
IMPORTANT: NEVER clean unit with
high-pressure water or store unit outdoors.
Remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in
a clean dry area.
Inspect unit for signs of wear or damage.
Ensure all fasteners are properly tightened.
Follow all instructions under Short Term
Storage.
Remove and fully charge battery. Store in a
clean dry area.
Drain fuel from fuel tank.
Refer to Engine Manual for the proper engine
storage procedures.
Touch up all scratched or chipped paint
surfaces.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will
not
crank/start.
Engine
runs
rough.
PROBABLE CAUSE
1. Check safety interlock system
(see Safety Interlock System on
page 11).
2. Fuel tanks empty.
2. Fill fuel tanks (see FILLING FUEL
TANKS on page 14).
3. Fuel shut-off valve closed.
3. Open fuel shut-off valve.
4. Discharged battery.
4. Charge battery (see Charging the
Battery on page 23).
5. Poor connection between battery
and battery cables.
5. Tighten battery cables and/or
clean battery and battery cables
(see Cleaning Battery and Battery
Cables on page 22).
6. Spark plug wire(s) loose or spark
plug(s) faulty.
6. Connect spark plug wire(s) or
replace spark plug(s). Refer to
Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
7. Faulty electrical system.
7. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
8. Faulty engine.
8. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Choke engaged.
1. Disengage choke.
2. Air filter cartridge plugged.
2. Clean or replace air filter
cartridge. Refer to Engine Manual
for detailed instructions.
3. Faulty engine.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. The transmission bypass lever is
engaged.
1. Disengage transmission bypass
lever (see MOVING UNIT
MANUALLY on page 15).
Unit does
not move
with engine
running
2. Faulty hydrostatic belt.
when using
steering
levers.
3. Faulty transmission.
PTO or
mower
blades do
not engage
or shuts off.
Engine
overheats.
CORRECTION
1. Safety interlock system is not
engaged or is faulty.
2. Replace hydrostatic belt (see
REPLACING HYDROSTATIC
BELT on page 25).
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Operator presence switch not
depressed.
1. Depress operator presence switch
by sitting on seat.
2. Faulty operator presence switch.
2. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
3. Electric clutch connector is loose
or disconnected.
3. Connect the electric clutch
connector. See REPLACING
HYDROSTATIC BELT on
page 25 for the electric clutch
connector location.
4. Faulty PTO belt.
4. Replace PTO belt (see
REPLACING PTO BELT on
page 24).
5. Faulty PTO switch, wires,
connectors, or clutch.
5. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Add engine oil. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
2. Cooling system plugged.
2. Clean cooling system. Refer to
Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
3. Faulty engine.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
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PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
Unit moves 1. The parking brake needs
with engine
adjustment.
off and
2. Faulty parking brake.
parking
brake
engaged.
Hour meter 1. Ignition key is in the run position
continues to
with engine turned off.
run when
engine is not
running.
1. Incorrect tire pressure.
CORRECTION
1. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
2. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Turn ignition key to the off
position.
1. david
1. Check tire pressure (see
SPECIFICATIONS on page 29)
Unit does not 2. Steering levers need adjustment.
travel in a
straight line.
2. Adjust steering levers (see
Forward and Reverse Speed
Adjustment on page 24)
3. Hydrostatic transmission and/or
linkage needs adjustment.
3. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
Unit creeps 1. Hydrostatic transmission and/or
linkage needs adjustment.
with steering
levers in
neutral
position.
1. Contact your Ariens Dealer.
1. Mower deck not level or mower
pitch is incorrect.
Poor cutting
2. Dull or faulty mower blades.
quality.
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2. Level and adjust pitch of mower
deck (see LEVELLING AND
ADJUSTING PITCH OF MOWER
DECK on page 19).
3. Sharpen mower blades (see
SHARPENING MOWER BLADE
on page 20) or replace mower
blades (see REPLACING
MOWER BLADE on page 20).
SERVICE PARTS
ACCESSORIES
Be sure to always use genuine Ariens parts
to keep your unit running like new.
Part No.
Qty
03498400
1
40-Inch Mower Blade
(915065, 067)
00173800
1
40-Inch Mower Blade
(915502)
01593900
1
44-Inch Mower Blade
(915055)
01599800
1
44-Inch Mower Blade
(915501)
04919100
1
04916400
1
Description
Part no.
Qty
71502900
1
Dump Cart
81501200
1
46-Inch Snow Head
(915065, 067, 055, 057,
059)
81501300
1
54-Inch Dozer Blade
71503200
1
48-Inch Aerator
71503300
1
36-Inch Roller
48-Inch Mower Blade
(915057)
71503400
1
48-Inch Dethatcher
71503500
1
15-Gallon Sprayer
52-Inch Mower Blade
(915059)
71503600
1
Spreader
71504900
1
Sunshade
71503800
1
48-Inch Lawn Sweeper
81501100
1
Hydrostatic Belt
(915067, 055, 057, 059,
501)
Bagger (915065, 067,
055, 057, 059)
71505100
1
Baffle Kit (915065, 067,
055, 057, 059)
01554800
1
Battery
07221000
1
Hydrostatic Belt
(915065, 502)
07241400
1
See your authorized Ariens dealer to add
these optional accessories to your unit.
Description
07241800
1
40-Inch PTO Belt
(915067)
71501200
1
Hour Meter Kit (915065,
502)
07200001
1
40-Inch PTO Belt
(915065, 502)
71504100
1
Light Kit (915065, 502)
71504700
1
Striper Kit (915065,
502)
71505900
1
Anti-Scalp Kit (915065,
502)
07241700
1
44-Inch PTO Belt
(915055)
07241500
1
48-Inch PTO Belt
(915057)
07242900
1
44-Inch PTO Belt
(915501)
07241600
1
52-Inch PTO Belt
(915059)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Model
Engine
Type
915065
1540
915502
1540
915067
1740
915055
1944
915501
1844
Single
Twin
Single Cylinder Single
Twin
Cylinder
Cylinder
Cylinder Cylinder
Kohler Briggs & Kohler
Kohler Briggs &
Stratton
Stratton
915057
2148
915059
2352
Twin Cylinder
Kohler
Engine Power – HP
(kW) at Governed
15 (11.2) 15 (11.2) 16 (11.9) 19 (14.2) 18 (13.4) 21 (15.7) 23 (17.2)
RPM
Max Governed RPM
3375
2850
3375
3250
2900
3250
Speed
Forward Max. – m.p.h
6.0 (9.7)
6.5 (10.5)
(km/h)
Reverse Max. – m.p.h
3.0 (4.8)
(km/h)
Turning Radius
Zero
Brakes
Internal Transmission
Electrical
Starter
Electric
Battery
12 Volt Maintenance Free
PTO (Power Take-Off)
Electric Clutch/Brake
Fuel
Fuel Type
Refer to Engine Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity –
8 (30.3)
gal. (L)
Transmission
Hydrostatic Drive
Size and Weight
Length – in. (cm)
76 (193)
Width – in. (cm)
47 (119)
50 (127)
55 (140) 57 (145)
660
714
740
Weight – lbs (kg)
616 (279)
687 (312)
(299)
(324)
(336)
Height – in. (cm)
41 (104)
Tires
Front Tire Size – in.
11 x 4 (27.9 x 10.2)
(cm)
Rear Tire Size – in.
18 x 8.5 (45.7 x 21.6)
18 x 9.5 (45.7 x 24.1)
(cm)
Front Tire Pressure –
46 (317)
psi (kPa)
Rear Tire Pressure –
10 (69)
12 (83)
psi (kPa)
Mower Deck
Cutting Height – in.
1-1/2 - 4-1/2 (3.81 - 11.4)
(cm)
Cutting width – in.
40 (102)
44 (112)
48 (122) 52 (132)
(cm)
Max. Towing Capacity
300 (136)
– lbs (kg)
Max. Tongue Weight –
30 (13.6)
lbs (kg)
GB - 29
2-Year Limited Warranty
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com
Ariens Company warrants to the original purchaser that consumer products manufactured
by Ariens Company will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period
of two (2) years after the date of purchase, and will repair any defect in material or
workmanship, and repair or replace any defective part, subject to the conditions, limitations
and exclusions set forth herein.
The two-year duration of this warranty applies only if the product is put to ordinary,
reasonable, and usual personal, family, or household uses. If the product is put to any
business, commercial, or industrial use such as, but not limited to, commercial landscaping,
mowing or snow removal services, or golf course or park maintenance, or agricultural
or farmstead use, then the duration of this warranty is ninety (90) days after the date
of purchase, or one (1) year after the date of purchase if the product is labeled as a
Professional/Commercial Product. If any product is rented or leased, then the duration
of this warranty is ninety (90) days after the date of purchase.
Genuine Ariens service parts and accessories not purchased with the product covered
by this warranty, but which are later purchased and used with that product, are warranted
to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days
after date of purchase, and Ariens Company will repair or replace any such part or
accessory free of charge, except for labor, during that period.
This warranty is subject to the following conditions, limitations, and exclusions:
This warranty is valid only if the following conditions are
met:
• The purchaser must perform maintenance and minor
adjustments explained in the owner’s manual.
• The purchaser must promptly notify Ariens Company or an
authorized Ariens service representative of the need for
warranty service.
• Returning the product registration card to Ariens Company
will enable the company to contact the registrant with repair
or replacement part information.
This warranty is subject to the following limitations:
• The purchaser must transport the product to and from the
place of warranty service.
• Warranty service must be performed by an authorized Ariens
service representative. (To find an authorized Ariens service
representative, contact Ariens Company at the website,
number or address above.)
• Batteries are warranted only for a period of twelve (12)
months after date of purchase, on a prorated basis. For the
first ninety (90) days of the warranty period, a defective
battery will be replaced free of charge. If the applicable
warranty period is more than 90 days, Ariens Company will
cover the prorated cost of any defective battery, for up to
twelve (12) months after the date of purchase.
LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND DAMAGES
Ariens Company’s liability under this warranty, and under any
implied warranty that may exist, is limited to repair of any
defect in workmanship, and repair or replacement of any
defective part. Ariens Company shall not be liable for incidental,
special, or consequential damages (including lost profits).
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
The following items are not covered by this warranty:
• Engines and engine accessories are covered only by the
warranty made by the engine manufacturer, and are not
covered by this warranty.
• If the product is equipped with a Peerless gearbox and/or
transmission, the gearbox and/or transmission are covered
only by the warranty made by Peerless, and are not covered
by this warranty.
• If the product is equipped with a Hydro-Gear transmission
and/or Hydro-Gear drive components, the Hydro-Gear
transmission and/or drive components are covered only by
the warranty made by Hydro-Gear, and are not covered by
this warranty.
• Parts that are not genuine Ariens service parts are not
covered by this warranty.
• Shoes, runners, scraper blades, shear bolts, string trimmer
height guide, mower blades, mower vanes, trimmer line,
headlights, light bulbs are not covered by this warranty.
• Any defect which is the result of misuse, alteration, improper
assembly, improper adjustment, neglect, or accident is not
covered by this warranty.
• Products which were not purchased in the United States,
Puerto Rico, or Canada are not covered by this warranty. In
all other countries, contact place of purchase.
DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER WARRANTY
Ariens Company makes no warranty, express
or implied, other than what is expressly made
in this warranty. If the law of your state provides
that an implied warranty of merchantability, or
an implied warranty of fitness for particular
purpose, or any other implied warranty, applies
to Ariens Company, then any such implied
warranty is limited to the duration of this
warranty. Some states do not allow limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Form: ALW2-122002
GB - 30
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
Phone: 920-756-2141
Fax: 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com
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