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Operator’s Manual
Riding Mower
Internal Bagging System
Model
13B-325-401
IMPORTANT: Read safety rules and instructions carefully before operating equipment.
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have
similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized
service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 368022 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722.
MTD PRODUCTS INC. P.O. BOX 368022 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-9722
ECO No. 2420
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 770-10077C.fm
(1/2001)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Content
Page
Important Safe Operation Practices................................................................... 3
Slope Gauge...................................................................................................... 6
Assembling Your Riding Mower ......................................................................... 7
Know Your Riding Mower................................................................................... 9
Operating Your Riding Mower............................................................................ 11
Making Adjustments .......................................................................................... 13
Servicing Your Rider Mower .............................................................................. 16
Maintaining Your Riding Mower ......................................................................... 17
Off-Season Storage ........................................................................................... 19
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................. 20
Parts List............................................................................................................ 22
FINDING MODEL NUMBER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new riding mower. It will help you assemble, prepare
and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Before you start assembling your new equipment, please locate the model plate on the
equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below. The information on
the model plate is very important if you need help from our Customer Support Department or
an authorized dealer.
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You can locate the model plate by pivoting the cover upward and looking under the frame. A sample
model plate is explained below. For future reference, please copy the model number and the serial
number of the equipment in the space below.
(Model Number)
(Serial Number)
Copy the model number here:
Copy the serial number here:
MTD PRODUCTS INC
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136
CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or
maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Dealer Referral Line.
Call 1- (330) 220-4MTD (4683) or 1- (800)-800-7310 to reach a Customer Support
representative. Please have your unit’s model number and serial number ready when you
call. See previous section to locate this information. You will be asked to enter the serial
number in order to process your call .
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SECTION 1: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger the
personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual
before attempting to operate your rider mower. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in
personal injury. When you see this symbol—heed its warning.
Your rider mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type
of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. If you violate any
of these rules, you may cause serious injury to yourself or others.
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or
emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
General Operation
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Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the machine before starting. Keep
this manual in a safe place for future and regular
reference and for ordering replacement parts.
Only allow responsible individuals familiar with the
instructions to operate the machine. Know controls
and how to stop the machine quickly.
Do not put hands or feet under cutting deck or near
rotating parts.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire,
etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the
blade. A small object may have been overlooked
and could be accidentally thrown by the mower in
any direction and cause injury to you or a
bystander. To help avoid a thrown objects injury,
keep children, bystanders and helpers at least 75
feet from the mower while it is in operation. Always
wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation or while performing an adjustment or
repair, to protect eyes from foreign objects. Stop
the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks or
roads.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Disengage blade(s) before shifting into reverse and
backing up. Always look down and behind before
and while backing.
Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not
operate the mower without either the entire grass
catcher or the chute guard in place.
Slow down before turning. Operate the machine
smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive
speed.
Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off blade(s), place transmission in
neutral, set park brake, stop engine and remove
key before dismounting.
Turn off blade(s) when not mowing.
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Stop engine and wait until blade(s) comes to a
complete stop before (a) removing grass catcher or
unclogging chute, or (b) making any repairs,
adjusting or removing any grass or debris.
Mow 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. This unit should not
be driven up or down a ramp onto a trailer or truck
under power, because the unit could tip over,
causing serious personal injury. The unit must be
pushed manually on a ramp to load or unload
properly.
Never make cutting height adjustment while engine
is running, if operator must dismount to do so.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and closefitting slacks and shirts. Do not wear loose fitting
clothes or jewelry. They can be caught in moving
parts. Never operate a unit in bare feet, sandals, or
sneakers.
Check overhead clearance carefully before driving
under power lines, wires, bridges or low hanging
tree branches, before entering or leaving buildings,
or in any other situation where the operator may be
struck or pulled from the unit, which could result in
serious injury.
Disengage all attachment clutches, thoroughly
depress the brake pedal, and shift into neutral
before attempting to start engine.
Your mower is designed to cut normal residential
grass of a height no more than 10". Do not attempt
to mow through unusually tall, dry grass (e.g.,
pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Debris may build up
on the mower deck or contact the engine exhaust
presenting a potential fire hazard.
Slope Operation
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Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control
and tip-over accidents which can result in severe
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injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy
on it, do not mow it.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as
part of this manual to measure slopes before
operating this unit on a sloped or hilly area. If the
slope is greater than 15° as shown on the slope
gauge, do not operate this unit in that area or
serious injury could result.
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough gear so that
you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.
Always keep machine in gear when going down
slopes to take advantage of engine braking action.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for
wheel weights or counterweights to improve
stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other
attachments. These can change the stability of the
machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front
of the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards
which could cause serious injury.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose
traction, disengage the blade(s) and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
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Do Not:
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Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or
embankments.The mower could suddenly turn over
if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an
edge caves in.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause sliding.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your
foot on the ground.
Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
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Children
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Before and when backing, look behind and down
for small children.
Never carry children. They may fall off and be
seriously injured or interfere with the safe machine
operation.
Never allow children under 14 years old to operate
the machine. Children 14 years and over should
only operate machine under close parental
supervision and proper instruction.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure
your vision of a child or other hazard.
Remove key when machine is unattended to
prevent unauthorized operation.
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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
watchful care of an adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the
area.
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Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the
engine running. Allow engine to cool at least
two minutes before refueling.
c. Replace fuel cap securely and wipe off any
spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may
cause a fire or explosion.
d. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
other sources of ignition.
e. Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel
vapors will accumulate in the area.
f. Never store the fuel container or machine
inside where there is an open flame or spark,
such as a gas hot water heater, space heater
or furnace.
Never run a machine inside a closed area.
To reduce fire hazard, keep the machine free of
grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up oil
or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool at least 5
minutes before storing.
Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make
certain the blade and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep
the wire away from the spark plug to prevent
accidental starting.
Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at
frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also,
visually inspect blade for damage (e.g., excessive
wear, bent, cracked). Replace with blade which
meets original equipment specifications.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly. Use all guards as
instructed in this manual.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
remove the wire from the spark plug and thoroughly
inspect the mower for any damage. Repair the
damage before restarting and operating the mower.
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Grass catcher components are subject to wear,
damage and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For your
safety protection, frequently check components
and replace with manufacturer’s recommended
parts when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blade(s) or wear gloves and use extra caution when
servicing blade(s).
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
Muffler, engine and belt guards become hot during
operation and can cause a burn. Allow to cool down
before touching.
Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine speeds
are dangerous.
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Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can harm
the environment and the ecology.
a. Prior to disposal, determine the proper method
to dispose of waste from your local office of
Environmental Protection Agency. Recycling
centers are established to properly dispose of
materials in an environmentally safe fashion.
b. Use proper containers when draining fluids. Do
not use food or beverage containers that may
mislead someone into drinking from them.
Properly dispose of the containers immediately
following the draining of fluids.
c. DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the ground,
down a drain or into a stream, pond, lake or
other body of water. Observe Environmental
Protection Agency regulations when disposing
of oil, fuel, coolant, brake fluid, filters, batteries,
tires and other harmful waste.
Illustrated below are the representation of the safety labels on the equipment. For a full list of part numbers
and location of all the labels, see page 38.
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SECTION 2: SLOPE GUAGE
USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT
OPERATE RIDER MOWER SAFELY:
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15°
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
A POWER POLE
A 15
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OR A FENCE POST
A CORNER OF A BUILDING
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WARNING
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet).
A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it
is extremely difficult to maintain your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
Operate WALK-BEHIND mowers across the face of slopes, never up and down slopes.
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SECTION 3: UNPACKING & ASSEMBLING YOUR RIDER MOWER
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Remove all screws and staples from crate.
Holding the sides of the crate firmly, lift the top of
the crate up and keep it aside. Avoid tire punctures.
Remove and discard plastic bag covering the unit.
Lift the rear of the mower and clear the bottom of
the crate. Repeat for the front.
Be sure parking brake is disengaged. See Figure 8
for location of parking brake. Roll unit out of the
crate’s way.
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Loose Parts
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Remove loose parts from the grass catcher and/or
the crate very carefully. Compare with list and
illustration (Figure 1) below.
Mulching plug & side-discharge chute
Oil drain sleeve
Bumper (optional)
Ignition keys (not shown)
Operator’s manual (not shown)
WARNING: Press the battery cables
against side of battery so that these do not
make contact with flange of rider frame
when it is opened or closed.
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Side-Discharge
Chute
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Oil Drain
Sleeve
Mulching
Plug
Remove both wing nuts securing the battery and
cover to the battery hold-down rods. See Figure 3 .
Remove red and black insulation caps from battery
terminals. See Figure 3
Remove battery terminal screws with a Phillips
screw driver or a 10 mm. socket wrench.
Attach the red battery cable to the positive terminal
(marked +), and the black battery cable to the
negative terminal (marked -) on the battery. See
Figure 3 .
Align the cables with the slots in the battery cover
and tighten the screws on the battery terminals.
Reassemble the battery cover to the hold-down
rods on two ends with the two wing nuts removed
earlier. Check to ensure that the cables pass easily
through slots in cover.
Place right hand on the left side of the seat and
slowly lower the hood assembly untill fully closed.
CAUTION: Do not place your hand around the bottom
edge of the hood assembly; it may get pinched between
the hood assembly and grass catcher or the frame rail.
Bumper
Figure 1
Battery
Cover
Attaching Battery Cables
Wing
Wing
Nut
Nut Negative
Positive
Terminal
Terminal
The battery is located under the hood assembly above
the left rear wheel. Refer to Figure 3 .
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To access the battery, lift the hood assembly from
the left side of the hood only. Stand on the right side
of the unit and pivot the hood assembly towards
you until fully opened. See Figure 2 .
CAUTION: Do not lift the hood assembly by the two
vent openings located behind the seat.
Battery
Cable
Rider
Frame
Vent
Opening
Figure 3
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
hands after handling.
Attaching Side-Discharge Chute
Your riding mower is shipped to you with the grass
catcher fully assembled on the unit. A side-discharge
chute and a mulching plug are included as loose parts.
Follow the instructions below to attach the sidedischarge chute.
Hood Assembly
Figure 2
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WARNING: Do not operate the mower if
any one or more of the grass catcher,
discharge chute or mulching plug is not
firmly installed on the mower.
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Pivot the hood assembly up and lower the cutting
height adjustment lever to the lowest position.
Remove the two wing nuts (A and B in Figure 4 )
from two ends of the grasscatcher chute.
Loosen the wing nut (C in Figure 4 ) in the middle of
the chute. Do not remove.
Slide the grasscatcher chute to the right and out of
the deck frame. Slide the side-discharge chute in
and place it on the deck so that the three wing nut
positions align with those on the deck.
Reinsert wing nuts A and B. Tighten all three.
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To attach the mulching plug now to the unit, follow
instructions on previous page to attach sidedischarge chute to the deck.
Place wing nut on each of the hex bolts and thread
a few turns. See Figure 5 . Check that the mulch
plug is aligned correctly within the discharge chute.
Tighten both wing nuts
Attaching Bumper (If equipped)
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Grass Catcher
Chute
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Remove bumper from the grass catcher inside
which it was shipped.
Loosen and remove the two hex bolts and lock nuts
from the front rail on the rider mower. See Figure 6 .
Align the two holes on the bumper tube with the
corresponding holes on the rider frame (from where
you removed the hardware). See Figure 6.
Re-insert the two hex bolts through the bumper and
the rider frame and secure with the two lock nuts.
Lock
Nut
SideDischarge Wing
Chute
Nut B
Bumper
Rider Frame
Rail
Wing
Nut C
Hex Bolt
Figure 6
Wing
Nut A
Attaching Hitch Plate (If equipped)
Figure 4
The hitch plate, if so equipped, was loosely attached to
the rear frame of the rider for shipping purposes.
Attaching Mulch Plug
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While operating your rider mower, you have three
options: (i) to collect grass clippings in the grass
catcher, (ii) to discharge grass clippings on the side, or
(iii) to mulch grass and recirculate clippings back to the
lawn. For the third option, attach the mulching plug to
the side-discharge chute and then to the deck.
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Put two hex bolts through the mulching plug at the
respective openings. See Figure 5 .
Place speed nuts over the hex bolts.
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Side Discharge Chute
Wing Nut
Hitch Plate
B
Speed
Nut
Loosen the nut attaching the hitch plate to the
frame and swing the plate outward. Make sure that
the wider side of the hitch plate aligns with the rear
frame as shown in Figure 7 .
Remove the hex bolt, lock washer and hex nut from
the other end of the rear frame. Save the hardware.
Align the hole on the hitch plate with the
corresponding hole on the rear frame assembly
(from where you removed the hardware).
Re-insert the hex bolt through the hitch plate and
the rear frame. Secure with lock washer and hex
nut removed earlier. See Figure 7 . Tighten both
sets of hardware.
Hex Bolt
A
Rear
Frame
Mulching
Plug
Hex Bolt
Lock
Washer
Figure 5
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Hex
Nut
Insert the plug into the side-discharge chute
aligning the two slots on two sides of the sidedischarge chute with those on the mulching plug.
Figure 7
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SECTION 4: KNOW YOUR RIDER MOWER
Compare the illustrations in Figure 8 with your rider mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various
controls and adjustments. The operation of any rider mower can result in foreign objects being thrown into the
operator’s eyes, causing severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses before operating the mower, or while
performing any adjustments or repairs on it.
Seat
Steering Wheel
Throttle/Choke
Control
Shift Lever
Grass Fill Level
Indicator
Cutting Height
Adjustment Lever
Blade Engagement
Pedal
Ignition
Switch
Side Discharge
Chute
“Go”
Pedal
Cutting
Deck
Brake
Pedal
Hood
Assembly
Parking
Brake
Grass
Catcher
Engine
Blade
Engagement
Pedal
Blade
Lock
Battery
Figure 8
Throttle/Choke Control
Grass Fill Level Indicator
Use to regulate the engine speed and to start the
engine.
Use to determine the level of grass clipping in the bag
and when to stop and empty it.
“Go” Pedal
Parking Brake
Use to regulate the ground speed of the rider mower.
Use to stop the mower from moving while parked.
Ignition Switch
Blade Engagement Pedal
Use to turn the engine ON or OFF.
Use to engage or disengage the blade.
Shift Lever
Blade Lock
Use to change direction of the mower.
Use to lock blade at the engaged position.
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Cutting Height Adjustment Lever
Use to raise and lower the cutting deck which
determines the cutting height.
Brake Pedal
Use to stop the mower’s forward or reverse motion.
Stopping Mower
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Release blade engagement pedal all the way.
Release the "Go" Pedal and depress the brake
pedal.
When the mower comes to a complete stop, place
the shift lever in neutral.
Engage the parking brake by pulling up on the
parking brake knob.
Turn the ignition key to OFF position and remove
the key.
CHOKE
Cutting
Height
Shift
Lever
Safety Interlock
This unit is equipped with a safety interlock system for
your protection. The interlock safety switches are
connected to the brake pedal, the blade engagement
pedal, the shift lever, and the seat.
Figure 9
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The purpose of the safety interlock system is threefold:
a. to prevent the engine from starting unless the
brake pedal is depressed and the blade
engagement pedal is disengaged;
b. to shut off the engine if the blade pedal is not
disengaged when the shift lever is put into
reverse; and
c. to shut the engine off when the operator leaves
the seat without engaging the parking brake.
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WARNING: To avoid the risk of serious
injury, do not operate the rider mower if
the interlock system is malfunctioning.
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Move the lever outwards (left) to remove the
locking pin from the lever and slide the lever to the
position desired. Look at the rear and make sure
the path is free of obstacles before positioning the
shift lever to the reverse.
Do not force the shift lever. If it does not shift,
release the brake pedal slightly to line up the
shifting collar in the transmission, then try to move
the shift lever.
Slowly release the brake pedal and take your foot
off the pedal. Always make sure that there is no one
in the way when you run the mower.
Grass Fill Level Indicator
This indicator (Figure 10 ) was designed to add
convenience to your riding mower. While the mower is
running, air will flow through the discharge chute and
into the grass catcher. If the grass catcher is empty, air
flows through easily pushing the ball up. If the grass
catcher is full, air does not flow through it allowing the
ball to fall. So if you see the ball in the grass catcher fill
level indicator falling down, you should stop the mower
and empty the bag.
Remove objects that could be thrown by the
blade(s).
Know location and function of all controls.
Be sure blade(s) and engine are stopped before
placing hands or feet near blade(s).
Before leaving operator's position, disengage
blade(s), place the shift lever in neutral, engage
parking brake, shut engine off and remove key.
Using Shift Lever
The shift lever is used to regulate the direction of your
rider mower. It can be set at forward, neutral, or reverse
settings. These settings, marked as F, N,and R
respectively, are located next to the shift lever on the
unit. See Figure 9.
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Grass Fill
Level
indicator
Before you move the shift lever to any of the
positions, depress the brake pedal and stop the
unit. Keep your foot on the brake pedal.
Figure 10
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SECTION 5: OPERATING YOUR RIDER MOWER
Using Throttle/Choke Control
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The throttle/choke control is used to increase or
decrease the speed of the engine.The FAST and the
SLOW positions are marked with illustrations of a rabbit
and a turtle respectively. See Figure 9.
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Starting Mower
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For normal operation and when using a grass
catcher, move the throttle/choke control to the
FAST position.
For maximum charging of the battery and also for a
cooler engine while running, move the throttle/
choke control to the FAST position.
For transport and to tow pull-behind attachments,
move the throttle/choke control to the SLOW
position.
Do not adjust the governor to increase or decrease
the engine speed. The governor is set at the factory
for maximum engine performance, and should not
be altered.
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Using Parking Brake
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Completely push the brake pedal down and stop
the unit.
With your right foot on the brake pedal, move the
shift lever to the neutral position.
Continuing to hold down the brake pedal with your
right foot, pull up the parking brake knob. Make
sure the parking brake holds the unit.
Release the brake pedal. Stop the engine and
remove the ignition key. Now your rider mower is
parked.
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Depress the brake pedal. The parking brake will be
automatically disengaged.
Stopping Mower
Before Starting
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Service the engine with gasoline as described in the
engine manual. Check the oil level.
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WARNING: Never fill fuel tank indoors, or
when engine is running or hot. Do not
smoke while filling up the gasoline tank.
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Release blade engagement pedal all the way.
Release the "Go" Pedal and depress the brake
pedal.
When the mower comes to a complete stop, place
the shift lever in neutral.
Engage the parking brake by pulling up on the
parking brake knob.
Turn ignition key to OFF position and remove key.
NOTE: Do not leave the key in the ON position when
you are not operating the mower. Such action will drain
the battery dead.
Starting Engine
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To engage the blade lock: While pressing down
on the blade pedal, push the blade lock down with
your heel. It should click into the “blade engaged”
position. To disengage the blade lock, simply push
down on the blade pedal and release the lock.
WARNING: When the blades are engaged,
keep hands and feet away from the
discharge opening, the blades or any part
of the deck.
To release the parking brake
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Depress the brake pedal so that the parking brake
is disengaged.
Place the shift lever in either the FORWARD or the
REVERSE position as you desire. Look to the rear
and check before backing up.
Release the brake pedal.
Depress the "Go" Pedal.
To stop, release the "Go" Pedal and depress the
brake pedal.
Press the blade engagement pedal downward until
the blades are turning.The blades can be engaged
either while the mower is in motion or while it is
standing.
NOTE: Your rider mower is equipped with a blade lock
to keep the blade engaged without the operator having
to depress the blade pedal continuously. See Figure 8.
To engage parking brake
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Turn the ignition key to the START position. As
soon as the engine starts, let the key return to the
ON position.
Move throttle/choke control out of CHOKE position
and into FAST throttle position.
Attach the wire to the spark plug.
Depress the brake pedal with your right foot.
Set throttle/choke control in the CHOKE position
(all the way forward).
Place the shift lever in the NEUTRAL position.
To Empty Grass Catcher
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Stop the mower completely, pull up on the
parking brake knob and take the ignition key out.
Get off the operator’s seat.
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Pivot the hood assembly up. Pull up the
grasscatcher bag by the handle and take it to the
proper disposal site. See Figure 11 .
Hold the bag away from your body. Push down
on the bag lever and let the bottom section of
the bag fall downwards. The grass clippings
will be disposed of from the bottom. See
Figure 11 .
Tap the bag on the ground so that the three legs
of the bag press against the ground. The bag
lever should snap close while you push the bag
downwards.
Replace the bag on to the mower making sure
the bag is placed on the flange on top of the
discharge chute. Pivot the hood assembly down.
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•
•
•
When mowing an area for the first time, watch out
for objects lying on the grass. If you strike a foreign
object, stop the engine. Remove wire from spark
plug and thoroughly inspect the mower for any
damage. Repair the damage before operating it
again.
Avoid scalping the lawn by adjusting the cutting
height upwards and/or sharpening the blades.
Mow at full throttle. Learn the terrain on which you
are mowing. For best mowing results, mow only
when the grass is dry.
The recommended mowing pattern is given below:
Bag Handle
Grass Catcher
Bag
•
Push
here
•
Hood
Assembly
•
Figure 11
•
Using The Mower
Observe safety rules listed on pages 3-5 of this manual
for safe operation of your mower.
•
•
•
Before mowing, make sure that the cutting deck is
leveled. For deck adjustment, refer to page 14.
You can engage the blade by pressing on the blade
engagement pedal with your left foot while sitting
on the operator’s seat.
•
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Mow grass often and in regular intervals so that you
can cut only 1/3 of the grass blade in one mowing.
To empty grass bag, stop the mower completely,
engage the parking brake, and turn the ignition off.
This will prevent the hot engine exhaust gas from
browning the grass.
Many communities no longer haul grass clippings
to landfills. Composting the clippings from your
grass catcher is a viable solution. For this you will
have to empty the grass catcher at the designated
composting site.
Your rider mower is equipped with a mulching plug
to mulch the grass and recycle into the lawn instead
of collecting in the grasscatcher bag.
Mulch only when the grass is dry. Mulching wet
grass may damage the underside of the deck
because wet grass tends to stick to it. Clean deck
thoroughly if you mulch wet grass.
For effective mulching, overlap mowing paths so
that the clippings are distributed evenly.
SECTION 6: MAKING ADJUSTMENTS
“Go” Pedal
WARNING: Do not at any time make any
adjustment to riding mower without first
stopping engine and disconnecting spark
plug wire.
Adjustment to the "Go" Pedal is made at the cable end.
See Figure 12 .
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•
•
Brake Pedal
During normal operation of the rider mower, the brake
is subject to wear and tear. Check the brake
periodically by carrying out the following test:
•
•
•
Release the parking brake and place the rider
mower in neutral. Depress the brake pedal and try
to roll the rider mower. The tractor should not move.
If the tractor moves, adjust the brake.
•
•
WARNING: Do not adjust the brake while
the engine is running. Be sure to block the
wheels of the rider mower before making
any adjustments on the brake cable.
•
Cutting Height
Adjustment to the brake pedal is made at the cable end.
See Figure 12 .
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Set the parking brake and turn ignition key off.
Shift the cutting height lever to the lowest position.
Pivot the hood assembly up and remove the
grasscatcher bag and the side-discharge chute or
the mulching plug from the mower.
Disconnect wire from the spark plug.
Locate the speed control cable under the front
housing. See Figure 12 .
Loosen the jam nuts and back the cable out to
tighten or thread inward to loosen as shown.
Retighten the jam nuts when proper tension is
reached.
Reconnect the spark plug wire and pivot the hood
assembly down.
The deck cutting height adjustment lever is located on
the hood assembly. For a representation of the cutting
height positions, refer to Figure 9.
Set the parking brake and turn ignition key off.
Shift the cutting height lever to the lowest position.
Pivot the hood assembly up and remove the
grasscatcher bag and the side-discharge chute or
the mulching plug from the mower.
Disconnect wire from the spark plug.
Locate the brake cable on the right side under the
front housing. See Figure 12 .
Using a pair of 1/2” wrenches, loosen the jam nuts
and back the cable out to tighten or thread inward
to loosen. See Figure 12 inset.
Retighten the jam nuts when proper tension is
reached.
Unlock the parking brake and repeat the test
described above. Readjust if necessary.
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•
•
•
Pull the lever out of the slot and slide it upward or
downward to the desired cutting height.
Lower the cutting height to mow close to the
ground.
Raise the deck height to the highest position when
you ride on a sidewalk or a road.
To mow tall or thick grass, move the cutting height
adjustment lever to the highest position and cut.
Then move the lever to a lower position and cut
again.
Frame
Brake
Cable
Lock Washer
Speed Control
Cable
Cable*
Jam Nuts
Tighten
Loosen
*Same type of adjustment on both cables
(only one shown here)
Figure 12
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Seat Position
•
The seat position on the rider mower can be adjusted to
maximize the operator’s convenience.
•
•
•
•
•
Stop the mower completely and engage the parking
brake. Turn ignition off.
Pivot the hood assembly up.
Loosen the four self-tapping screws on the bottom
of the seat.
Slide the seat forward or backward in the slot, and
position it as desired. Retighten the four screws.
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•
If the belt is slipping when you depress the blade
engagement pedal about 3/4”, loosen the two hex
nuts on the cable. See Figure 13.
If the belt is engaging sooner than when the blade
engagement pedal is 3/4” from the PTO switch,
tighten both hex nuts on the cable. See Figure 13.
Repeat the blade engagement test and readjust if
necessary.
Pivot the hood assembly back.
Wheel Alignment
Blade Brake/PTO
The front wheels should toe-in 1/16-5/16 inch. To adjust
toe-in, follow these steps:
The blade engagement pedal should be adjusted so
that if you depress it about 3/4” from the front of the slot,
it should start engaging the deck belt. The PTO (power
take off) switch is located in the blade brake slot on the
left side of the upper frame. See Figure 13 . The brake
engagement pedal needs to make contact with the PTO
switch for the engine to start.
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•
•
Under normal operation, the blade engagement pedal
should not require frequent adjustment. However,
perform the following test periodically and make sure
that it is in fine working condition.
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•
•
Hex Nut
Pivot the hood assembly up and check if there is
enough slack on the deck engagement cable.
Depress the blade engagement pedal (about 3/4
inch) and check if the belt is engaging.
If the cable is tight or too loose or the belt is not
engaging, adjust the deck engagement cable.
Steering
Segment
NOTE: The deck engagement cable will be correctly
adjusted when the cable moves approximately 1/2” off
center line in both directions.
Lock
Washer
A
Tie
Rod
Ball
Joint
Adjustment to the blade brake will have to be made at
the cable end. See Figure 13.
front
B
1/16-5/16’’ less than A
Figure 14
Hex
Nut
Deck
Engagement
Cable
Remove the 3/8’’ hex nut which holds the ball joint
to the steering segment. See Figure 14.
Adjust the ball joint in or out until the wheels toe-in
approximately 1/16-5/16" (Dimension ‘‘B’’ should
be approximately 1/16-5/16" less than dimension
‘‘A’’). See Figure 14.
Replace the ball joint into the steering segment,
and replace the 3/8’’ hex nut.
Adjusting the Deck
There are three tests for checking deck levelling on the
rider mower. The results of each test will determine
what kind of levelling, if at all, the equipment needs.
IMPORTANT: Perform adjustments to the deck on a flat,
level surface. Before continuing with deck adjustment,
check air pressure in all four tires. Recommended air
pressure is 12 psi. Please note that the valve stems on
this rider mower are on the inside of the front wheels
and on the outer side of the rear wheels.
Blade Engagement
Pedal
Test 1: Checking Rear Deck Height Adjustment
•
PTO
Switch
•
Figure 13
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Lift the hood assembly and remove grass catcher
from the rider mower. Place the deck in the highest
position.
Inspect rear of deck. If the deck is contacting the
cable bracket on the front of the transmission, you
will have to adjust the rear deck height.
Test 2: Checking Front to Rear Levelling
•
•
•
Adjusting Rear Deck Height
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•
Place the deck in the highest position.
Wearing a pair of heavy work gloves to prevent
injury, rotate the cutting blade so that it is pointed
front to back and parallel to the rider. Depress and
lock the deck engagement pedal.
Measure the distance from the front and the rear
tips of the blade to the ground.The front should be
approximately 1/4” to 3/8” lower than the rear.
If the distance is higher, level the deck front to rear.
•
•
Completely loosen, but do not remove, the top hex
nut out of the three hex nuts that hold the hex bolt
and the ferrule on the deck hanger link assembly.
See Figure 15 .
IMPORTANT: Do not try to loosen/ tighten the bottom nut.
•
•
Test 3: Checking Side to Side Levelling
•
•
If the two distances are unequal , level the deck
side to side.
Place the deck in the highest position.
Wearing a pair of heavy work gloves to prevent
injury, rotate the cutting blade so that it is pointed
side to side and perpendicular to the rider. Depress
and lock the deck engagement pedal.
Measure the distance from the tips of the blade to
the ground.
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•
Thread the middle nut as far down as possible.
Locate the lower links at the rear of the deck.
Working on one side at a time, disconnect the
helper springs from them.
Remove each lower link by removing both hair pin
clip and washers.
Reattach the lower links as shown in Figure 15
inset.
Loosen hex nuts
to adjust
Helper
Spring
Do not adjust hex nut
Remove Hairpin Clips
and Washers
Deck
Lower
Link
Height
Lever
Ferrule
Hanger
Link
Figure 15
Front to Rear Levelling
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•
•
•
•
Place the deck in the highest position.
Wearing a pair of heavy work gloves to prevent
injury, rotate the cutting blade so that it is pointed
front to back and parallel to the rider. Depress and
lock the deck engagement pedal.
Completely loosen, but do not remove, the top hex
nut out of the three hex nuts that hold the hex bolt
and the ferrule on the deck hanger link assembly.
See Figure 15 .
Side to Side Levelling
•
•
•
•
IMPORTANT: Do not try to loosen/ tighten the bottom nut.
•
•
Thread the middle nut up against the base of the
ferrule. See Figure 15 .
Tighten the upper nut against the top of the ferrule
to lock adjustment.
Thread the middle nut as far down as possible.
Keeping an equal number of threads above each of
the nuts, thread the upper nut down until the front
tip of the blade is 1/4” to 3/8” lower than the rear tip
of the blade. Note that threading this nut down will
raise the front of the deck.
•
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Place the deck in the highest position.
Wearing heavy work gloves to prevent injury,rotate
the cutting blade so that it is pointed side to side
and perpendicular to the rider. Depress and lock
the deck engagement pedal.
Loosen the middle hex nut.
Thread the top hex nut up or down in order to set
both tips of the blade at an equal height from the
ground. Remember to thread the nut down to raise
the deck, and thread up to lower the deck.
Once the deck is level, thread the middle hex nut to
tighten against the ferrule. Make sure the cut is
even and the lift lever moves to all cutting heights.
SECTION 7: SERVICING YOUR RIDER MOWER
Fuse Replacement
The fuse is located next to the spark plug under the rear
frame. Fuses seldom fail without a reason. If the fuse
blows, the source problem must be corrected or the
new fuse will blow again.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Deck Belt
Cover
Check for loose connections in the fuse holder and
replace holder if necessary. A dead short may be in
the cranking or charging circuit where insulation
may have rubbed through and exposed bare wire.
Replace the wire or repair with electrician’s tape if
the wire strands have not been damaged. Also look
for a wire pinched between body panels, burned by
the exhaust pipe or muffler, or rubbed against a
moving part.
Stop the rider mower and engage the parking
brake. Remove ignition key.
Pivot the hood assembly up. Disconnect the spark
plug wire and ground it.
Pull the fuse out of the lead wire.
Replace with new automotive fuse.
Self-Tapping
Screw
•
•
1. The lower drive belt goes from the variable speed
pulley to the transmission pulley.
2. The upper drive belt goes from the variable speed
pulley to the upper sheave of engine pulley.
3. The deck belt goes from the deck pulley to the
lower sheave in engine pulley.
• Periodically check to see if these belts are too loose
or damaged through wear and tear. If so, replace
with new belt.
•
Deck
Pulley
Remove belt from around deck pulley, idler pulley,
and the engine pulley.
Place the new belt around the deck pulley and the
engine pulley making sure that the belt is routed
inside the belt keepers. There are two belt keepers
under the grass catcher, one on the idler and the
other under the deck belt cover. See Figure 16.
Reinstall deck belt cover and secure with two selftapping screws, lock washer and hex nut.
NOTE: Belt keeper “A” must be mounted on the outside
of the belt.
•
Deck Belt
•
Idler
Pulley
Figure 16
There are two drive belts and one deck belt in your rider
mower; follow the description below to identify the belts.
•
Hex
Nut
Lock
Washer
Belt Replacement
•
Belt
Keeper “A”
Hex
Nut
Make sure to reconnect the spark plug wire before
pivoting the hood assembly back.
•
Imaginary
Line
Belt
Keeper
Make sure to align the belt keeper in line with the
frame. See Figure 16.
NOTE: An imaginary line between the belt keeper and
idler pulley should be parallel to frame. See Figure 16.
Engage the parking brake and turn the ignition off.
Pivot the hood assembly up and remove the grass
catcher. Remove the spark plug wire.
Put the deck at the lowest cutting height by
adjusting the cutting height adjustment lever to the
lowest position.
Using a 1/2” socket wrench, remove two selftapping screws, lock washer and hex nut that hold
the deck belt cover to the deck. See Figure 16 . For
this, you will have to work from the top left side of
the mower. Remove the belt cover.
Using a 9/16” wrench, loosen the hex nut on the
idler pulley. See Figure 16.
•
Replace the grass catcher and pivot the hood
assembly back.
Lower Variable Speed Belt
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•
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Remove the rear deck belt guard following first five
steps for deck belt removal. Remove belt from the
engine pulley.
Push the spring loaded idler, located on the left side
of the transmission, to the right. Remove belt from
around the idler and then the transmission pulley.
See Figure 17 .
•
Using a 9/16” socket, remove bolt, spacer and the
flat washer from the variable speed pulley. See
Figure 17 .
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•
•
Variable Speed Pulley
Spring
Loaded
Idler
Spring
Loaded
Idler
Upper Variable Speed Belt
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•
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Transmission
Pulley
Drop the pulley down and remove the belt.
Replace new belt and reassemble following above
instructions in reverse order.
Make sure that the belt is routed inside of belt
keeper, and the belt keeper is reassembled in the
same location from where it was removed.
Remove the engine pulley using a 5/8” socket
wrench with a 6” extension. The engine pulley is
located in front of the transmission.
Drop the engine pulley down and remove the belt
from around it.
Push the idler bracket to the right and remove the
belt. See Figure 17 .
Replace belt and reassemble in reverse order.
Engine Pulley
Deck Belt
Figure 17
SECTION 8: MAINTAINING YOUR RIDER MOWER
General Recommendations
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•
•
•
Remove blade from the spindle. See Figure 18.
Deck
Always observe safety rules when performing any
maintenance.
The warranty on this rider mower does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator abuse
or negligence. To receive full value from the
warranty, operator must maintain the rider mower
as instructed in this manual.
We do not recommend the use of pressure
washers or garden hose to clean your unit. These
may cause damage to electrical components,
spindles, pulleys, bearings or the engine. The use
of water may shorten life of your rider mower and
reduce its serviceability.
Spindle
Flange Nut
WARNING: Always stop engine and
disconnect spark plug wire before any
maintenance or adjustments.
Blade
Figure 18
Sharpening
Cutting Blade
•
Removal
WARNING: Protect your hands by
wearing heavy gloves or using a rag to
grasp the cutting blade.
•
Remove the 5/8’’ hex flange nut which holds the
blade to the blade spindle.
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When sharpening the blade, follow the original
angle of grind as a guide. It is extremely important
that each cutting edge receives an equal amount of
grinding to prevent an unbalanced blade. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration
when rotating at high speeds, may cause damage
to the mower and/or cause personal injury.
•
Lubrication
The blade can be tested for balance by balancing it
on a round shaft screwdriver. Remove metal from
the heavy side until it balances evenly.
See Figure 20 for an illustration of the lube points
described below.
Reassembly
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•
•
•
Before reassembling the blade to the unit, lubricate
the spindle with light oil (or engine oil).
Be sure to properly align “star” fitting on blade with
“star” on spindle.
When replacing the blade, be sure to install the
blade with the side of the blade marked “Bottom” (or
with part number) facing the ground when the
mower is in the operating position.
Blade Mounting Torque: 70/90 foot-pounds
maximum.
Lube
NOTE: To ensure safe operation, all nuts and bolts
must be checked periodically for correct tightness.
Lube
Oil Drain Sleeve
Lube
Your rider mower has a plastic oil drain sleeve, packed
with the loose parts, for draining oil from the crankcase.
•
•
Lube
To drain the oil, snap small end of the oil drain
sleeve onto oil sump. See Figure 19.
Remove drain plug and drain oil into a suitable
container.
Lube
Oil Drain
Sleeve
Figure 19
Lube
(before
reassemby)
Engine
Refer to the separate engine manual for engine
maintenance instructions.
•
•
•
Viewed from the bottom
Maintain engine oil as instructed in the separate
engine manual packed with your unit. Read and
follow instructions carefully.
Poor engine performance and flooding usually
indicates that the air cleaner should be serviced.
Service air cleaner as per the engine manual.
Clean frequently under extremely dusty conditions.
The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap
reset once a season. Spark plug replacement is
recommended at the start of each mowing season.
Check engine manual for correct plug type and gap
specifications.
Figure 20: Lubrication Chart
Blade Assembly
•
Lubricate blade assembly and deck spindle only
while reassembling the blade either after
sharpening or replacement.
Pivot Points
•
Lubricate pivot points with light oil once a season.
Steering Shaft and Gear
•
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Lubricate steering shaft and spline at least once a
season with light oil.
•
Lubricate teeth of the external steering gears with
automotive multi-purpose grease every 25 hours of
operation or once a season.
•
Linkage
•
Lubricate all deck linkage and height adjustment
linkage with a light oil.
•
Front Wheels
•
•
Lubricate at least once a season with automotive
multi-purpose grease.
Engine
•
Maintain the engine as recommended in the
separate engine manual.
Fuel Filter
Cleaning Engine
•
•
Using a brush or cloth, remove grass, chaff or
debris from the finger guard on the engine daily to
prevent overheating of the engine. Do not clean
with a forceful spray of water since water
contaminates the fuel system.
Keep the governor linkage, springs and controls
free of debris.
If engine muffler is equipped with spark arrester
screen, remove and clean the screen regularly.
Replace if damaged or plugged with debris.Clean
muffler area and remove any grass or other debris
before operating the unit.
Your unit is equipped with a replaceable in-line fuel
filter. Replace filter whenever contamination or
discoloration is noticed. Order replacement filter
through your engine authorized service dealer.
Promptly wipe off any fuel or oil spilled on the
machine with clean cloth.
Clean the underside of the blade housing after
each mowing. Do not let clippings or debris
accumulate around the blade which may cause rust
on the deck.
SECTION 9: OFF-SEASON STORAGE
If the machine is to be inoperative for a period longer
than 30 days, prepare for storage as follows.
Rider Mower
•
•
•
•
•
Clean the engine and the entire unit thoroughly.
Lubricate all pivot points. Wipe the entire
machine with an oiled rag to protect the surfaces.
Store unit in a clean, dry area. Do not store next
to corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
When storing any type of power equipment in an
unventilated or metal storage shed, care should
be taken to rustproof the equipment. Using a light
oil or silicone, coat the equipment, especially any
chains, springs, bearings and cables.
•
Engine
•
Battery
•
NEVER store battery without a full charge.
Recharge battery before returning to service or
every two months, whichever occurs first.
When storing unit for extended periods,
disconnect battery cables and remove the battery
from the unit.
Clean dirt and chaff from cylinder, cylinder head
fins, blower housing, rotating screen and muffler
area.
Charge battery fully. The battery loses some of
its charge each day when the unit is not used.
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Refer to the engine manual for storage
instructions. Make sure to store the engine
properly so that your equipment can work
smoothly afterwards.
SECTION 10: TROUBLE-SHOOTING
Trouble
Excessive vibration
Mower will not
discharge grass or
leaves uncut strips
Broken Belt
Belt comes off
Belt shreds
Possible Cause
Remedial Action
1.
Bent or damaged blade
1.
2.
Bent blade.
2.
1.
2.
Engine speed low.
Speed selection.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Cutting height set too low.
Blades short or dull.
3.
4.
1.
Sudden stop or shock load to belt
1.
2.
Incorrect belt used
2.
3.
Belt engaged abruptly
3.
4.
Defective or damaged belt
4.
1.
Belt too loose; stretched
1.
2.
Broken or weak idler spring
2.
1.
Belt guides or guards incorrectly adjusted
1.
2.
Pulleys not aligned
2.
3.
Pulley rusted or in otherwise bad condition;
frozen bearing
3.
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Stop engine immediately. Check all
pulleys, blade adapters, keys and bolts for
tightness and spindle damage. Tighten or
replace any damaged parts.
Stop engine immediately. Replace
damaged blade. Only use original
equipment blades.
Throttle must be set at full throttle.
Use lower ground speed. Slower the
ground speed, better the quality of cut.
Raise the deck.
Sharpen or replace blades (uncut strip
problem only).
Inspect rider for cause such as foreign
objects stuck in between deck and frame or
belt path. Remove obstruction and check
for damage. Replace belt if needed.
Replace with proper belt. Check Parts list
in this manual for correct part number.
Engage belt slowly by depressing the
blade engagement pedal slowly.
Replace with proper belt. Follow
instructions in Service and Adjustments
section.
Readjust belt. Replace if needed. Follow
instructions for belt replacement in the
Service and Adjustments section.
Replace. Order with correct part number
from Parts List in this manual.
Adjust belt guides and guards so that these
are approximately 1/16 to 1/8 inch from belt
when engaged.
Realign pulleys to be within approximately
1/16 inch of each other. Check with straight
edge. Make sure fastening hardware is
tight.
Replace pulleys. Order with correct part
number from the Parts List in this manual.
Adjust new pulleys to 1/16 inch.
Trouble
Engine will not crank
Engine cranks but will
not start
Engine smokes
Possible Cause
Remedial Action
1. Safety switch button not depressed
1.
2.
Battery installed incorrectly
2.
3.
Battery dead or weak.
3.
4.
Blown fuse or circuit breaker
4.
5.
Engine ground wire loose.
5.
1.
Throttle/choke not in starting position.
1.
2.
3.
No fuel to the carburetor
Fuel line or in-line fuel filter plugged
2.
3.
4.
No spark to spark plug
4.
5.
Faulty spark plug
5.
6.
Dirty air cleaner
6.
1.
2.
3.
Engine oil has been overfilled
Dipstick not seated or broken
Engine loses crankcase vacuum
1.
2.
3.
There are two switches in the starting
circuit of your unit. Make sure that the
actuator is fully depressing both switch
buttons. Brake pedal must be depressed
and blade engagement pedal disengaged.
Install the battery with negative terminal
attached to the black ground wire. Attach
the positive terminal to the red wire which
goes to the solenoid. Charge the battery
fully before installation.
Check fluid level in battery. If fluid level is
low, fill to just below split rings with water.
Charge with 6 Amp. charger until fully
charged. If this does not work, replace
battery.
Replace fuse following instructions on
page 17.
Make sure the black ground wire runs from
engine to frame or mounting bolt.
Check owner's guide for correct position
for throttle control/choke for starting.
Gasoline tank empty. Fill with gasoline.
Remove and clean fuel line. Replace filter if
necessary.
Spark plug lead disconnected. Connect
lead. Hold spark plug lead away from
engine block about 1/8". Crank engine.
There should be a spark. If not, have
engine repaired at authorized engine
service dealer.
To test, remove spark plug. Attach spark
plug lead to spark plug. Ground the spark
plug body against the engine block. Crank
the engine. The spark plug should fire at
the electrode. Replace if it does not.
If the air cleaner is dirty, the engine may
not start. Clean or replace as
recommended by the engine
manufacturer.
Check oil level.
Replace defective part.
Engine breather defective. Replace.
For repairs beyond those listed in the Trouble-Shooting chart above, please contact an authorized
service dealer or call Yard-Man Customer Service at 1- (330) 220-4MTD (4683) or 1- (800)-800-7310.
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SECTION 11: PARTS LIST FOR SERIES 320
2
1
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
1
731-1869
Steering Wheel: 4 Spoke
2
731-1904
Steering Wheel Cap
1
Ref.
No.
2
4
3
7
Part No.
Description
1
731-1877
Steering Column: Green
2
731-1918
Control Knob
3
712-0142
Hex Nut 8-32
4
710-3217
Pan Head Machine Screw #8-32
5
710-0599
Hex Screw TT 1/4-20 x .50”
6
710-0514
Hex Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0”
7
712-0431
Lock Nut
8
749-1099
Bumper Tube*: Front
* If equipped
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to
the list of color codes below. Please add
the applicable color code, wherever
needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part
numbered 700-xxxx is painted Yard-Man
Green, the part number to order would be
700-xxxx-0665.
Yard-Man Green: 0665
Yard-Man Yellow: 0674
Powder Black: 0637
5
7
5
8
6
22
Model 320 Series
24
26
48
25
27
12
8
34
25
2
12
10
42
1
6
47
13
19
11
18
29
1
6
40
7
33
28
16
45
35
3
32
44
14
22
37
41
20
39
30
41
9
17
17 32
5
37
31
31
36
21
4
43
7
15
23
23
Model 320 Series
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
1.
17962
Switch Plate
25.
731-0511
Trim Strip
2.
650-0007
Steering Tube Assembly
26.
735-0265A
Floor Pad: LH
3.
683-0033A
Steering Support Bracket
27.
735-0266A
Floor Pad: RH
4.
683-0178A
Front Axle Assembly: RH
28.
736-0105
Bell Washer
5.
683-0179A
Front Axle Assembly: LH
29.
736-0119
Lock Washer
6.
710-0224
Hex Screw AB
30.
736-0160
Flat Washer
7.
710-0459A
Hex Screw 3/8-24 x 1.5” Gr.5 Sp.
31.
736-0169
Lock Washer
8.
710-0643
Lock Screw 5/16-18 x 1.0” Gr.5
32.
736-0187
Flat Washer
9.
710-0689
Hex Screw 1/2-13 x 0.75”
33.
736-0196
Flat Washer
10.
710-0837
Oval C-Sunk Screw #10-16 x 0.625”
34.
736-0242
Belleville Washer
11.
710-0958
Hex Screw 1/4-20 x 1.25 Gr.5 Sp.
35.
736-0272
Flat Washer
12.
710-1017
AB Screw 1/4-14 x 0.625”
36.
736-0320
Flat Washer
13.
710-1611B
Self-Tapping Screw 5/16-18 x 0.75”
37.
736-3078
Flat Washer
14.
710-3008
Hex Screw 5/16-18 x 0.75”
38.
737-3007
Grease
15.
712-0116
Lock Nut 3/8-24
39.
738-0541
Spacer
16.
712-0206
Hex Nut 1/2-13
40.
738-3089A
Steering Adapter
17.
712-0241
Hex Nut
41.
741-0225
Hex Flange Bearing
18.
712-0267
Hex Nut
42.
741-0356
Bearing: Steering Column
19.
712-0324
Lock Nut 1/4-20
43.
747-0955
Tie Rod
20.
712-0411
Lock Nut
44.
748-0290
Pinion Gear
21.
712-0711
Jam Nut
45.
750-0532
Spacer
22.
714-0470
Cotter Pin
46.
783-0411
Gear: Steering Segment
23.
723-0156
Ball Joint
47.
783-0565C
Upper Frame Cover
24.
726-3046
Ratchet Clip
48.
783-0566A
Lift Plate
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to
the list of color codes below. Please add
the applicable color code, wherever
needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part
numbered 700-xxxx is painted Yard-Man
Green, the part number to order would be
700-xxxx-0665.
Yard-Man Green: 0665
Yard-Man Yellow: 0674
Powder Black: 0637
24
Model 320 Series
22
17
44
14
16
21
5
43
51
10
33
27
23
39
53
12
6
12
11
13
2
49
24
37
26
34 3
12
30
42
9
32
8
18
19
25
11
29
15
52
48
20 30
38
3512
13
4
40
47
28
50
28
34 36
31
11 1 40
12
40
45
46
28
28
25
7
41
40
28
Model 320 Series
Ref.
No.
Part No.
1.
683-0155A
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Brake Pedal Assembly
28.
736-0187
Flat Washer
Flat Washer
Description
Description
2.
683-0156A
Variable Pedal Assembly
29.
736-0262
3.
683-0161
Shift Cam Assembly
30.
736-0272
Flat Washer .510 X 1.00 X .060
Flat Washer
Lock Washer
4.
683-0275A
Deck Pedal Assembly
31.
736-0300
5.
710-1017
Ab Screw 1/4-14 X .625
32.
736-0329
6.
711-0701
Clevis Pin
33.
736-0608
Spring Washer
Flat Washer
7.
711-1156
Shaft
34.
736-3000
8.
712-0287
Hex Nut 1/4-20
35.
736-3019
Flat Washer .531 X 1.062 X .134
9.
712-0324
Lock Nut 1/4-20
36.
736-3020
Flat Washer .271 X .630 X .065
10.
712-3017
Hex Nut 3/8-16
37.
738-0255
Shoulder Screw .375 Dia X .18
Shoulder Screw
11.
714-0104
Internal Cotter Pin
38.
738-0373
12.
714-0111
Hairpin Clip
39.
738-0974
Shoulder Screw .375 X .380 X 1/4-20
13.
714-0470
Hairpin Clip
40.
741-0591
Flange Bearing
14.
720-0166
Ball Knob
41.
746-0935A
Shift Cable
15.
726-0100
Push Cap
42.
746-0936
Variable Drive Cable
16.
726-0450
Plug Cap
43.
746-0937
Brake Cable
17.
731-0405
Snap-on Bushing
44.
746-0940
Deck Cable
18.
731-1913
Stop Lever
45.
746-0964
Throttle Choke Cable: 67”
19.
732-0815A
Extension Spring
46.
747-0963A
Brake Rod
20.
732-0865
Torsion Spring
47.
747-0964
Brake Lock Out Rod
21.
735-0261
Drive Pad
48.
750-0736
Shoulder Spacer
22.
735-0262
Deck Pad
49.
783-0473
Brake Lock Out Bracket
23.
735-0263
Brake Pad
50.
783-0525
Self-Propelled Pedal Link
Shift Lever
24.
736-0117
Flat Washer 3/8 X .620 X .033
51.
783-0593A
25.
736-0133
Flat Washer.411 x 1.25” x .100
52.
783-0794
Bracket: Lock-Out Pedal
26.
736-0159
5/16 Washer
53.
726-0157
Cable Tie
27.
736-0169
Lock Washer
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to the list of color codes below. Please add the applicable color code,
wherever needed, to the part number to order a replacement part. For instance, if a part numbered 700-xxxx is
painted Yard-Man Green, the part number to order would be 700-xxxx-0665.
Yard-Man Green: 0665
Yard-Man Yellow: 0674
Powder Black: 0637
26
Model 320 Series
27
8
25
27
5
22
14
3
19
16
26
28
12
13 23
19
6
29
18
1
21
10
2
21
7
17
24
11
13
20
4
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
1.
683-0152
Pivot Link Assembly
16.
732-0829
Extension Spring
2.
683-0194A
Lift Arm Assembly
17.
732-0837
Torsion Spring
3.
710-0376
Hex Screw 5/16-18 X 1.00 Gr.5
18.
736-0119
Lock Washer 5/16
4.
710-3230
Hex Bolt 1/2-13 X 2.75 Gr.5 Special
19.
736-0140
Flat Washer .385 I.D. x .620 O.D.
5.
711-0332
Lift Bracket Pin
20.
736-0169
Lock Washer
6.
711-1120
Lift Rod
21.
736-0257
Flat Washer
7.
711-3319
Ferrule
22.
736-0275
Flat Washer 5/16
8.
712-0266
Jam Nut
23.
736-3019
Flat Washer
9.
712-3008
Jam Nut 3/8-16 Gr. 5
24.
738-0145
Shoulder Screw
10.
712-3010
Hex Nut 5/16-18
25.
738-0183
Shoulder Screw
11.
712-3048
Jam Nut
26.
738-0958
Shoulder Spacer
12.
714-0104
Cotter Pin
27.
783-0435
Upper Deck Link
13.
714-0147
Cotter Pin
28.
783-0437
Axle Bracket: Rear
14.
714-3010
Cotter Pin
29.
783-0440
Lower Link
15.
720-0298
Handle Grip
27
9
15
Model 320 Series
4
9
12
8
14
3
6
7
10
11
5
13
1
2
Ref.
No.
2
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to
the list of color codes below. Please add
the applicable color code, wherever
needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part
numbered 700-xxxx is painted Yard-Man
Green, the part number to order would be
700-xxxx-0665.
Yard-Man Green: 0665
Yard-Man Yellow: 0674
Powder Black: 0637
28
Part No.
Description
1
629-0865
Harness Assembly Adapter
2
710-1208
Hex TT Screw 5/16-18 x 3.50
3
710-0227
Hex Washer Head Self-Tap.Scew
4
710-0805
Hex Screw 5/16-18 x 1.5 Gr. 5
5
710-0642
Thd. Forming Scr. 1/4-20x .75
6
712-3010
Hex Nut 5/16-18
7
714-0115
Cotter Pin
8
726-0320
Insulator Nut Plate
9
736-0289
Shoulder Bushing
10
736-0119
Lock Washer 5/16
11
736-0173
Flat Washer
.28 I.D. x .74 O.D. x .083
12
750-1064
Spacer
13
783-0591
Transaxle Bracket
14
783-0433A
Shift Lever
Model 320 Series
2
8
30
15
32
20
15
6
22
7
13
9
10
19
17
23
27
5
12
2
14
31
25
1
25
22
24
18
29
26
23
7
9
4
Ref.
No.
15
28
Part No.
Description
11
1
683-0147
Idler Bracket Assembly
2
710-0191
Hex Screw 3/8-24 x 1.25
3
710-0314
Hex Screw 7/16-20 x 1.0”
4
710-0902
Cap Screw 3/8-24 x 3.75
16
5
710-1611B
TT Screw 5/16-18 x .75
3
6
710-3096
Hex Screw 3/8-16 x 2.0 Special
7
712-0116
Jam Lock Nut 3/8-24
8
712-0241
Hex Nut 3/8-24
Ref.
No.
9
712-3017
Hex Nut 3/8-16
21
737-0288
Grease
10
712-3035
Hex Jam Nut 9/16-18 (Gr. 5)
22
738-0968
Shoulder Spacer
11
714-0114
Square Key
23
741-0405
Bearing
12
717-0884
Variable Speed Pulley Assembly
24
750-0705
Spacer
13
732-0814
Extension Spring
25
754-0453
V-Belt
14
732-0815A
Extension Spring
26
756-0116
Idler Pulley
15
736-0169
Lock Washer
27
756-0650
Transmission Pulley
16
736-0171
Lock Washer 7/16 I.D.
28
756-0658
Engine Pulley
17
736-0219
Bell Washer .406 I.D. x 1.13 O.D.
29
756-0981
Flat Idler Pulley
18
736-0247
Flat Washer 3/8 x 1.25 O.D.
30
783-0528
Idler Bracket
19
736-0427
Belleville Washer .567 x 1.125 x .06
31
783-0529
Cable Bracket
20
737-0167
Grease
32
683-0149B
Frame
21
29
Part No.
Description
Model 320 Series
30
20
8
27
17
18
17
30
17
21
30
26
17
9
32
30
18
31
5
15
10
25
31
34
22
16
31
29
6
30
33
12
31
23
11
19
30
3
14
25
1
35
28
4
32
Ref.
No.
1
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
14
15
16
17
18
19
Part No.
783-0605
783-0564A
783-0811
683-0264A
783-0554
783-0414A
783-0413
783-0412A
747-0985
736-3019
736-0275
736-0187
736-0101
735-0271
735-0199A
732-0829
Ref.
No.
Description
Deck Stabilizing Bracket
Front Frame: Upper
Steering Gear Cover
Front Channel Assembly
Cam Bracket
Frame Rail: Rear
Frame Rail—L.H.
Frame Rail—R.H.
Deck Rod
Flat Washer .531 X 1.062 X .134
Flat Washer 5/16
Flat Washer .64 I.D. X 1.24 X .06
Flat Washer 3/8 X 1.00 X .030
Rubber Bumper
Rubber Bumper
Extension Spring
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
30
Part No.
726-0272
725-0157
714-0470
714-0147
714-0104
712-0271
712-0265
711-1165
711-0332
710-1611
710-1017
710-0599
683-0163A
683-0160
683-0142
Description
Clamp: 9/16 dia.
Cable Tie
Hairpin Clip
Hairpin Clip
Hairpin Clip
Hex Nut
Hex Nut 1/4-20
Clevis Pin
Lift Bracket Pin
TT Screw 5/16-18 x .75
Torx Mach. AB Scr. 1/4-14 x 0.625”
Hex TT Screw 1/4-20
Steering Support Bracket
Pivot Bracket Assembly: Hood
Pivot Bar Assembly
Model 320 Series
45
46
A
46
B
28
47
26
36
39
11
28
33
5
11
41
11
12
4
3
23
42
35
27
45
32
46
10
20
7
19
44
34
31
29
21
38
8
9
16
OIL
22
37
47
30
13
16
25
2
43
29
30
40
6
21
31
13
Model 320 Series
Ref.
No.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
Part No.
Ref.
No.
Description
683-0149B
683-0190A
683-0191A
683-0192
710-0148
710-0157
710-0599
710-0624
710-0654A
710-0751
710-0871
710-1237
710-1611B
710-1653
711-0222A
712-0271
712-0291
712-0397
712-3017
712-3057
725-0157
726-0205
726-0209
731-0708
731-1682A
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
Frame Assembly
Frame Rail Support: RH
Frame Rail Support: LH
Muffler Pipe Extension
Hex Fl. Screw #8-32 x 0.375
Hex Screw 5/16-24 x .75” Gr.5
Self-Tapping Screw
Hex Screw 5/16-24 x 1.5” Gr.5
TT Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0”
Hex Screw 1/4-20 x 0.5”
Hex Slot Sems Screw #10-32 x 0.38
TT Screw #10-32 x 0.625”
TT Screw 5/16-18 x 0.75”
Machine Screw #10-32 x 0.5”
Battery Hold-Down Rod
Hex Sems Nut 1/4-20
Lock Nut 1/4-20
Wing Nut with Bell Washer
Hex Nut
Hex Nut 5/16-24 Gr.5
Cable Tie
Hose Clamp
Cable Tie
Battery Cover
Oil Drain Sleeve
48
49
50
3
Ref.
No.
1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
5
8
10
11
4
6
7
13
9
14
12
5
2
32
Part No.
731-1945A
732-3080
735-0273
736-0119
736-0123
736-0159
736-0169
736-0188
736-0222
736-0329
736-0400
736-0607
737-0169
738-0960
741-0516
741-0591
751B213146
751-0535
751-0656
783-0624
783-0630
783-0809B
783-0561
710-3008
712-0267
Description
Engine Duct
Compression Spring
Rubber Washer
Lock Washer
Flat Washer
5/16 Washer
Lock Washer
Flat Washer
Lock Washer
Lock Washer
Flat Washer
Lock Washer
Motor Oil
Shoulder Screw
Flange Bearing
Flange Bearing
Throttle Casing Clamp
Fuel Line Hose
Fuel Tank
Battery Bracket
Fuel Tank Bracket
Transaxle Support Bracket
Hitch Plate (Optional)
Hex Bolt
Hex Nut
Part No.
Description
634-0139
Rear Wheel Compl.
634-0169
Front Wheel Compl.
734-1727
Rear Tire
734-1382
Front Tire
734-0255
Valve: Tubeless Air
737-0211A
Grease Fitting
741-0353
Flange Bearing
634-0138
Rim Assembly
734-1455A
Rim Assembly
710-0627
Hex Bolt 5/16-24 x .75”
736-0242
Beleville Washer
714-0115
Cotter Pin
736-0285
Flat Washer
736-0156
Flat Washer
731-0484A
Hub Cap (not shown)
Model 320 Series
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to
the list of color codes below. Please add
the applicable color code, wherever
needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part
numbered 700-xxxx is painted Yard-Man
Green, the part number to order would be
700-xxxx-0665.
Yard-Man Green: 0665
Yard-Man Yellow: 0674
Powder Black: 0637
17
11
15
6
3
7
1
9
1
11
10
8
4
2
1
1
1
3
3
12
13
16
3
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
1.
710-0599
TT Screw 1/4-20 x 0.5
2.
710-0870
3.
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
10.
783-0446
Plate: Hood
TT Screw 3/8-16 x 0.62
11.
783-0447
Hood Bracket
710-1017
Torx AB Screw 1/4-14 x 0.625
12.
783-0448
Hood Bracket: Reinforcement
4.
720-0238
Rod End Grip
13.
783-0449A
Hinge Bracket: Rear
6.
731-0511
Trim Strip
14.
783-0451A
Pivot Plate: Rear Hood
7.
731-1691A
Grass Bag Lens
15.
783-0545
Hood Screen
8.
783-0410
Bracket Reinforcement: Hood
16.
783-0562
Hinge Bracket: Front
9.
783-0445
Hood
17.
757-0364A
Seat
33
Model 320 Series
13
6
MTD
7
12
10
7
9
7
14
4
3
5
8
2
11
1
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
1.
618-0232
Differential Assembly: Single Speed
2.
618-0248
Drive Shaft assembly: LH Brake
3.
618-0072B
Upper Housing Assembly
4.
611-0114
Detent Shaft Assembly
5.
661-0006
Brake Yoke Assembly: LH
6.
710-1206
Hex Washer Hd. TT Screw 1/4-20 x 2.37 Gr.5
7.
710-1325
Hex Washer Hd. TT Screw 1/4-20 x 1.65
8.
717-0678
Brake Puck
9.
719-0313B
Lower Housing
10.
732-0863
Spring Detent
11.
737-0148
Grease
12.
741-0862
Ball Detent
13.
761-0202
Brake Disc
14.
777-6318
Label
34
Model 320 Series
Ref.
No.
17
23
4
34
26
16
9
24
35
21
19
27
8
36
6
8
33
31
25
29
3
37
26
32
22
7
18
39
9
20
38
14
5
2
14
11 20
20
28
14
5
9
22
24
13
12
10
1
30
15
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to
the list of color codes below. Please add
the applicable color code, wherever
needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part
numbered 700-xxxx is painted Yard-Man
Green, the part number to order would be
700-xxxx-0665.
Yard-Man Green: 0665
Yard-Man Yellow: 0674
Powder Black: 0637
35
Part No.
Description
1.
618-0250
Spindle Assembly
2.
683-0150C
Deck Assembly
3.
683-0159
Brake Bracket Assembly
4.
683-0173
Deck Belt Cover
5.
710-0134
Carriage Screw 1/4-20 x .62
6.
710-0191
Hex Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grade 8
7.
710-0347
Hex Screw 3/8-16 x 1.75 Gr. 5
8.
710-0599
Self-Tapp. Screw 1/4-20 x .5
9.
710-0650
Self-Tapp. Screw 5/16-18 x .75
10.
710-0672
Hex Cap Scr. 5/16-24 x 1.25
11.
710-0932
Carriage Screw
12.
710-1611B
Torx Screw 5/16-18 x .75
13.
712-0241
Hex Nut 3/8-24
14.
712-0397
Wing Nut With Bell Washer
15.
712-0417A
Flange Nut 5/8-18
16.
712-3017
Hex Nut 3/8-16
17.
712-3057
Hex Nut 5/16-24
18.
714-0115
Cotter Pin
19.
726-0201
Speed Nut
20.
726-0233
Push Nut
21.
732-0429A
Extension Spring
22.
736-0101
Flat Washer 3/8 x 1.00 x .030
23.
736-0119
Lock Washer 5/16
24.
736-0169
Lock Washer 3/8
25.
736-0289
Bushing
26.
736-0300
Flat Washer .406 x .875 x .059
27.
736-0343
Flat Washer .330 x 1.25 x .120
28.
736-3020
Flat Washer
29.
738-0968
Spacer
30.
742-0651
Three-in-one Blade
31.
747-0957
Link Rod
32.
747-0972
Belt Keeper
33.
747-1172
Belt Keeper
34.
754-0754
V Belt
35.
756-0627
Flat Idler Pulley
36.
783-0463
Idler Bracket
37.
783-0529
Cable Bracket
38.
783-0569A
Deck Plate
39.
783-0781
Deck Skirt
40.
783-0594
Deck Cable Bracket
Model 320 Series
9
Ref.
No.
16
9
3
23
3
9
9
22
23
25
1
2
23
23
23
23
11
14
5
11
11 26
20
11
7
21
4
10
27
24
17
23
13
12
23
24
15
18
6
19
8
36
Part No.
Description
1
631-0060
Flow Indicator Assembly
2
631-0080
Grass Bag Assembly
3
710-0166
Machine Screw 1/4-20 x 1.0
4
710-0286
Machine Screw 1/4-20 x 0.5”
5
710-0456
Hex Screw #10-16 x 0.5”
6
710-0564
Hex Screw 1/4-20 x 2.75”
7
710-0642
Self-Tapping Screw 1/4-20 x 0.75”
8
710-0825
Hex Screw 1/4-20 x 3.75”
9
710-0924
Machine Screw 1/4-20 x 0.75”
10
711-0415
Clevis Pin
11
712-0271
Hex Sems Nut 1/4-20
12
712-0298
Jam Nut
13
712-0397
Wing Nut
14
714-0115
Cotter Pin
15
726-0271
Speed Nut
16
731-1441
Bag Handle
17
731-1743A
Discharge Chute: Grass Bag
18
731-1744
Side-Discharge Chute
19
731-1745A
Mulching Plug
20
732-0839
Bag Release Lever
21
732-0841
Torsion Spring
22
732-0854
Clip Spring
23
736-0173
Flat Washer
24
736-0329
Lock Washer
25
783-0544A
Grass Bag Screen
26
783-0575A
Pivot Bracket
27
783-0645
Deflector Plate
Model 320 Series
6
A
B C
D E
5
6
A
B C
DE
6
9
10
A
B C
D E
9
1
8
2
3
4
9
11
9
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Description
1.
629-0945
Harness Assembly w/o relays
2.
725-0267
Ignition Switch: 5 Pin
3.
725-1426
Solenoid: 12 V. 100 amp.
4.
725-1462
Seat Switch
5.
725-1643
Spring Switch
6.
725-1657A
Interlock Switch
7.
725-1381
Fuse: 20 amp.
8.
725-1726
Battery Cover
9.
725-3237
Battery Cover: Red
10.
729-0357
Fuse Holder w/Clip
11.
729-0359
Harness Clip
37
7
Safety & Decorative Labels
38
Your Notes
Date
Comments
39
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:
The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD
PRODUCTS INC (“MTD”) with respect to new merchandise
purchased and used in the United States, its possessions
and territories.
MTD warrants this product against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on
the date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or
replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in
material or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only
apply if this product has been operated and maintained in
accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the
product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water or damage because
of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any accessory or attachment not
approved by MTD Products Inc. for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any
resulting damages.
Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to
separate terms as follows: All normal wear part or component failures will be covered on the product for a period of
90 days regardless of cause. After 90 days, but within the
two year period, normal wear part failures will be covered
ONLY IF caused by defects in material or workmanship of
OTHER component parts. Normal wear parts and components include, but are not limited to, belts, blades, blade
adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow
thrower skid shoes, shave plates and tires. Batteries are
covered by a 90-day limited replacement warranty.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER. To locate the dealer in
your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or
contact the Customer Service Department of MTD PRODUCTS INC by calling 1-800-800-7310 or writing to P.O. Box
368022, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the
following cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items
carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Please refer
to the applicable manufacturer’s warranty on these
items.
b. Log splitter pumps, valves and cylinders have a separate one year warranty.
c. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters,
blade sharpening and tune-ups, or adjustments such
as brake adjustments, clutch adjustments or deck
adjustments; and normal deterioration of the exterior
finish due to use or exposure.
d. MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold
or exported outside of the United States of America,
its possessions and territories, except those sold
through MTD authorized channels of export
distribution.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty or guaranty, whether written or oral,
except as mentioned above, given by any person or
entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any
product shall bind MTD. During the period of the Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of
the product as set forth above. (Some states do not
allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the above limitation may not apply to you.)
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. MTD
shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss
or damages including, without limitation, expenses
incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services, for transportation or for related expenses, or for
rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted
product. (Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.)
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty. You assume the risk and liability for loss, damage, or
injury to you and your property and/or to others and their
property arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use
the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than
the original purchaser, original lessee or the person for
whom it was purchased as a gift.
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
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