OPERATOR’S MANUAL AutoDrive Lawn Tractor Models 1600 1800 ™ IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY 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 Cub Cadet dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 368023 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722. CUB CADET CORP. P.O. BOX 368023 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-9722 PRINTED IN U.S.A. FORM NO. 770-10093 (1/99) SECTION 1: TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 CALLING WARRANTY SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 SAFETY LABLES FOUND ON YOUR UNIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 SLOPE GAUGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ATTACHMENTS & ACCESSORIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 TRACTOR SET-UP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 LUBRICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 WARRANY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover SECTION 2: FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new rider. It will help you assemble, prepare and maintain your rider. Please read and understand what it says. Before you start to prepare your tractor for its first use, please locate the model plate and copy the information from it in this Operator’s Manual. The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from your Cub Cadet dealer. • Every tractor has a model plate. You can locate it by lifting the seat and looking at the seat bracket. • An example of what the model plate will look like is shown below. This is where your model number will be. XXX-X-XXX-X-XXX XXXXXXXXXXX This is where your serial number will be. Copy the model number here: CUB CADET CORP. P.O. BOX 368023 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136 Copy the serial number here: SECTION 3: CALLING WARRANTY SERVICE If you are having difficulty assembling this product or if you have any question regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Dealer Referral Line. You can reach them by calling: 1-800-528-1009 Before calling your local dealer, make sure that you have your model and serial numbers ready. By having the model and serial numbers ready, you help your local dealer give you faster service. To find your unit’s model and serial number, see SECTION 2: FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER. 2 SECTION 4: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES WARNING: THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF NOT FOLLOWED, COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR LAWN MOWER. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL, HEED ITS WARNING. WARNING: The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. DANGER: Your lawn 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. This lawn mower is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. 1. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the operator’s manual and on the machine before starting. Keep this manual in a safe place for future and regular reference and for ordering replacement parts. • 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. • Only allow responsible individuals familiar with the instructions to operate the machine. Know controls and how to stop the machine quickly. • 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. • Turn off blade(s) when not mowing. • Do not put hands or feet under cutting deck or near rotating parts. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • 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. • 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 a cutting height adjustment while engine is running if operator must dismount to do so. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • 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. • 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. • 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. • Slow down before turning. Operate the machine smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive speed. 3 3. CHILDREN • Disengage all attachment clutches, thoroughly depress the brake pedal, and shift into neutral before attempting to start engine. 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. • 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. • 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. 2. SLOPE OPERATION • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tipover accidents which can result in severe 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 on that area or serious injury could result. • Never carry children, even with the blades off. 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. • Remove key when machine is unattended to prevent unauthorized operation. DO: • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure your vision of a child or other hazard. • 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. 4. SERVICE • Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Use slow speed. Always keep machine in gear when going down slopes to take advantage of engine braking action. • Use only an approved container. • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Replace fuel cap securely and wipe off any spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may cause a fire or explosion. • 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. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of ignition. • Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel vapors will accumulate in the area. • 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. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blade(s) and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • 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. DO NOT: • 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. • 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. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • 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. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. 4 • Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed the engine. Excessive engine speeds are dangerous. • 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. • Observe proper disposal laws and regulations. Improper disposal of fluids and materials can harm the environment and the ecology. • 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. • Prior to disposal, determine the proper method to dispose of waste from your local Environmental Protection Agency. Recycling centers are established to properly dispose of materials in an environmentally safe fashion. • 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. • 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. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves and use extra caution when servicing blade(s). • 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. • 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. WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine. WARNING TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH • GO UP AND DOWNS LOPES , NOT ACROSS. AVOID SUDDEN TURNS . • DO NOT OPE RATE THE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP OR TIP. • IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHI LL, STOP BLADE(S) AND BACK DOWNHILL SLOWLY. • DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND. • NEV ER CARRY CHILDREN. • LOOK DOWN & BE HIND BEFORE AND WHILE BACKI NG. • KEE P SAFETY DEVICES (GUARDS, SHIELDS , AND SWITCHES, ETC. ) IN PLACE AND WORKING. • REMOVE OBJE CTS THAT COULD BE THROWN BY THE BLADE(S). • KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS. • BE SURE BLADE(S) AND ENGINE ARE STOP PED BEFORE PLACING HANDS OR FEET NEAR BLADE(S). • BEFORE LEAV ING OPERATOR'S POSITION, DISE NGAGE BLADE (S), PLACE THE SHI FT LE VER IN NEUTRAL, ENGAGE PARKI NG BRAKE, SHUT OFF AND REMOV E KE Y. READ O PERATOR'S MANUAL Figure 1 Safety Labels found on your unit 5 USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE SAFELY. SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE A POWER POLE A CORNER OF A BUILDING OR A FENCE POST D ON D OT TE D L IN E , RE P RE S EN T IN G A 15 ° SL O PE 6 Slope Gauge F OL 15° 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 mainta in your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury. Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes. SECTION 5: ATTACHMENTS & ACCESSORIES MODEL NUMBER OEM-190-601 OEM-190-602 OEM-190-112 OEM-190-118 OEM-190-603 OEM-190-604 OEM-190-822 OEM-190-823 DESCRIPTION FastAttach™ Twin Bagger Grass Collector (For 42-inch Decks Only) FastAttach™ Twin Bagger Grass Collector (For 46-inch Decks Only) Mulch Kit (For 42-inch Decks Only) Mulch Kit (For 46-inch Decks Only) FastAttach™ Front Bumper Kit TracPac™ Storage Container (mounts on rear of tractor) FastAttach™ 46-inch Front Dozer Blade 42-inch Two-stage Snowthrower SECTION 6: TRACTOR SET-UP ATTACHING THE BATTERY CABLES GAS AND OIL FILL-UP NOTE: The positive battery terminal is marked Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your tractor. Read instructions carefully. Pos. (+). The negative battery terminal is marked Neg. (–). IMPORTANT: Your tractor is shipped with oil; however, you MUST check the oil level before operating. Be careful not to overfill. • The positive cable (heavy red wire) is secured to the positive battery terminal (+) with hex bolt and hex nut at the factory. Make certain that the rubber boot covers the terminal to help protect it from corrosion. WARNING: Overfilling with oil may cause the engine to smoke. This will result in poor engine performance and could cause permanent engine damage. • Remove the hex bolt and wing nut from the negative cable. Attach the negative cable (heavy black wire) to the negative battery terminal (–) with the bolt and wing nut. The gasoline tank is located under the hood and has a capacity of approximately two gallons. Do not overfill. • Place the hold-down strap in position over the battery to secure it in place. See Figure 2. Positive Terminal Rubber Boot WARNING: Never fill fuel tank indoors, gasoline produces noxious fumes. Always be certain to fill the fuel tank in a well ventilated area to avoid inhalation of gasoline fumes. Battery Wing Nut WARNING: Never fill the fuel tank while engine is running or while engine is hot. Tray WARNING: Never smoke while fueling your tractor. Gasoline produces combustible fumes which can ignite and cause personal injury. Negative Terminal Hold-down Strap WARNING: Do not fill closer than 1/2 Bolt inch from the top of the fuel tank to prevent spills and to allow for fuel expansion. If gasoline is accidently spilled, move tractor away from area of spill. Avoid creating any source of ignition until gasoline vapors have disappeared. Figure 2 NOTE: If battery is put into service after date shown on top of battery, charge for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. Refer to the MAINTENANCE section of this manual for more detailed instructions regarding proper battery charging procedure. 7 SECTION 7: CONTROLS D B F M C A + 1/10 P H G I J E K L NOTE: Steering Wheel not shown for clarity Figure 3 A B C D E F G Ignition Switch Throttle Control Lever Choke Control (if so equipped) Indicator Monitor/Hour Meter Lift Lever PTO (Power Take-Off) Lever AutoDrive Pedal H I J K L M Brake Pedal Parking Brake Button Shift Lever Seat Adjustment Lever Cup Holder Cruise Control Button ™ NOTE: Any reference in this manual to the RIGHT or LEFT side of the tractor is observed from operator’s position. 8 IGNITION SWITCH IMPORTANT: When using PTO operated equipment such as the cutting deck or other attachments, always operate the tractor with the throttle lever in the FAST (rabbit) position. To start the engine, insert key into the ignition switch and turn clockwise to the START position. Release key to the ON position once engine has fired. See Figure 4. Refer to STARTING THE ENGINE in the OPERATION section of this manual for detailed starting instructions. The ignition switch is also used to operate the headlights. Refer to OPERATING THE HEADLIGHTS in the OPERATION section of this manual for detailed instructions CHOKE CONTROL On some units, moving the throttle lever all the way forward activates the engine’s choke control. On all other units, the choke control can be found on the left side of the dash panel and is activated by pulling the knob outward. Activating the choke control closes the choke plate on the carburetor and aids in starting the engine. Refer to STARTING THE ENGINE in the OPERATION section of this manual for detailed starting instructions. WARNING: Remove the key from the tractor when the tractor is not in use to prevent accidental starting. Off On/Lights On INDICATOR MONITOR / HOUR METER Your tractor is equipped with four indicator lights and an hour meter located on the left side of the dash panel. See Figure 6. Start Battery Figure 4 Oil + THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER The throttle lever is located on the right side of the tractor’s dash panel. This lever controls the speed of the engine, and on some units the choke control also. When set in a given position, the throttle will maintain a uniform engine speed. See Figure 5. Hour Meter 1/10 P Throttle Symbol Choke Position Throttle Symbol Figure 6 Fast Position If a light illuminates when attempting to start the unit, proceed as follows: BRAKE — Depress the brake pedal. PTO — Move PTO lever into the disengaged (OFF) position. OIL— Check the crankcase oil level, and add oil as required. The BATTERY indicator light will illuminate any time the ignition key is the On position and the engine is not running. If it illuminate’s while the engine is running, it indicates that the battery is in need of a charge. Refer to the MAINTENANCE section of this manual for the proper battery charging procedure. Fast Position Slow Position Brake PTO Slow Position The hour meter operates whenever the ignition key is in the On or On/Lights position and records the actual hours of tractor operation. Figure 5 9 LIFT LEVER BRAKE PEDAL BRAKE The lift lever is used to change the operating position (height) of the cutting deck. To operate, move the lever to the left, then place in the notch best suited for your application. The brake pedal is located on the right front side of the tractor above the AutoDrive pedal along the running board. The brake pedal can be used for sudden stops or setting the parking brake. PTO (POWER TAKE-OFF) LEVER NOTE: The brake pedal must be fully depressed to ™ activate the safety interlock switch when starting the tractor. PARKING BRAKE BUTTON P To set the parking brake, fully depress the brake pedal and push the parking brake button in. Hold the button in while taking your foot off the brake pedal. Both the parking button and the brake pedal will then stay depressed. To release the parking brake, depress the brake pedal slightly. The parking brake button will then return to its original position. The PTO lever is located on the left side of the dashboard next to the steering wheel. Move the PTO lever forward to engage the power to the cutting deck or other attachments; move the PTO lever backward (toward the rear of the tractor) to disengage the power to the attachments. NOTE: The PTO lever must be in the disengaged (OFF) position when starting the engine, when shifting into reverse and if the operator leaves the seat. NOTE: The parking brake must be set if the operator leaves the seat with the engine running or the engine will automatically shut off. AUTODRIVE PEDAL ™ IMPORTANT: Always set the parking brake when leaving the tractor unattended. SHIFT LEVER F The shift lever is located on the left side of the fender and has three positions, FORWARD, NEUTRAL and REVERSE. The brake pedal must be depressed and the tractor must not be in motion when the moving shift lever. The AutoDrive pedal is located below the brake pedal on the right front side of the tractor along the running board. Depress the AutoDrive pedal with your right foot when the tractor shift lever is in either forward or reverse to cause the tractor to move. Ground speed is also controlled with the AutoDrive pedal. The further down the pedal is depressed, the faster the tractor will travel. The pedal will return to its original position when it’s not depressed. ™ ™ ™ N IMPORTANT: Never force the shift lever. Doing so may result in serious damage to the tractor’s transmission. IMPORTANT: Always set the parking brake when leaving the tractor unattended. 10 Shift Knob R CRUISE CONTROL BUTTON SEAT ADJUSTMENT LEVER The cruise control button is located on the tractor dash panel to the left of the ignition switch. Push the cruise control button while traveling forward at a desired speed. While holding the button in, release pressure from the AutoDrive pedal. This will engage the cruise control and allow the tractor to remain at that speed without applying pressure to the AutoDrive pedal. Depress the brake pedal or the AutoDrive pedal to deactivate cruise control. Refer to the OPERATION section of this manual for detailed instructions regarding the cruise control feature. To adjust the seat forward or backward, slide the seat adjustment lever to the left and reposition the seat to the desired position. Once a comfortable position is found, release the seat adjustment lever to lock the seat in place. Refer to the ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual for more detailed instructions. ™ CUP HOLDER ™ The tractor’s cup holder is located on the fender to the left of the seat, just to the rear of the shift lever. ™ WARNING: Never operate the tractor under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs of any kind. Doing so can result in serious personal injury or death. SECTION 8: OPERATION SAFETY INTERLOCK SWITCHES IMPORTANT: Tampering with or attempting to This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system for the protection of the operator. If the interlock system should ever malfunction, do not operate the tractor. Contact a Cub Cadet dealer in your area. The safety interlock system prevents the engine from cranking or starting unless the brake pedal is fully depressed, and the PTO lever is in the disengaged (OFF) position. bypass the tractors Safety Interlock Switches in any way WILL void your warranty. WARNING • The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the engine if the operator leaves the seat before engaging the brake lock. • • • • • The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the engine if the operator leaves the seat with the PTO lever in the engaged (ON) position, regardless of whether the brake lock is engaged. The PTO lever must be in the disengaged (OFF) position to restart the engine. • • • • • • • • • The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the engine if the PTO lever is moved into the engaged (ON) position with the shift lever in the REVERSE position. WARNING: Do NOT attempt to bypass or disconnect the tractor’s safety interlock. Doing so could result in serious personal injury or death. 11 AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS. AVOID SUDDEN TURNS. DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP OR TIP. IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP BLADE(S) AND BACK DOWNHILL SLOWLY. DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND. NEVER CARRY CHILDREN. LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING. KEEP SAFETY DEVICES (GUARDS, SHIELDS, AND SWITCHES) IN PLACE AND WORKING. 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 BRAKE LOCK, SHUT ENGINE OFF AND REMOVE KEY. READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL SETTING THE CUTTING HEIGHT STOPPING THE ENGINE Select the height position of the cutting deck by placing the deck lift lever in any of the six different cutting height notches on the right side of the fender. Then adjust the deck wheels so that they are at least 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch above the ground when the tractor is on a smooth, flat surface such as a driveway. • Place the PTO lever in the disengaged (OFF) position • Move the throttle control into the SLOW (turtle) position and allow the engine to "idle down" for ten seconds. Failure to do so may result in an engine afterfire. WARNING: Keep hands and feet away • Turn the ignition key counterclockwise to the OFF position. from the discharge chute opening of the cutting deck. • Remove the key from the ignition switch to prevent accidental starting. NOTE: The deck wheels are an anti-scalp feature IMPORTANT: If you think you’ve struck a foreign object, stop the engine immediately. Remove the wire(s) from the spark plug(s), thoroughly inspect the unit for any damage, and repair the damage before restarting and operating the tractor. of the deck and are not designed to support the weight of the cutting deck. Refer to the ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual for more detailed instructions regarding various deck adjustments. DRIVING THE TRACTOR WARNING: Avoid STARTING THE ENGINE sudden starts, excessive speed and sudden stops. NOTE: Refer to the TRACTOR SET-UP section of this manual for Gasoline and Oil fill-up instructions. WARNING: Do not leave the seat of the • Insert the tractor key into the ignition switch. tractor without first placing the PTO lever in the disengaged (OFF) position, depressing the brake pedal and engaging the parking brake. If leaving the tractor unattended, also turn the ignition key off and remove the key. • Place the PTO lever in the disengaged (OFF) position. • Depress the brake pedal and set the parking brake. • Place the shift lever in the NEUTRAL position. • Depress the brake pedal to release the parking brake and let the pedal up. Move the throttle lever into the FAST (rabbit) position. • Move the throttle control lever into the FAST (or CHOKE, if so equipped) position. • Pull out the choke control knob, if so equipped (a warm engine may not require choking). IMPORTANT: Do NOT use the shift lever to • Turn the ignition key clockwise to the START position. After the engine starts, release the key. It will return to the ON position. change the direction of travel when the tractor is in motion. Always use the brake pedal to bring the tractor to a complete stop before shifting. • To move forward, place the shift lever in the FORWARD position, then slowly depress the AutoDrive pedal until the desired speed is achieved. IMPORTANT: Do NOT hold the key in the START position for longer than ten seconds at a time. Doing so may cause damage to your engine’s starter. ™ NOTE: If starting problems are encountered, refer • To move in reverse, place the shift lever in the REVERSE position, check that the area behind is clear then slowly depress the AutoDrive pedal. to the TROUBLESHOOTING section of this manual. After the engine starts, slowly release the brake pedal. As the engine warms up, gradually push the choke control knob inward (or move the throttle control lever out of the CHOKE position into the FAST position) to open up the choke plate on the engine’s carburetor. ™ SETTING THE CRUISE CONTROL NOTE: The cruise control feature should only be utilized in the forward direction. • Place the shift lever in the FORWARD position, then slowly depress the AutoDrive pedal until the desired speed is achieved. NOTE: Do NOT leave the choke control out while ™ operating the tractor. Doing so will result in a "rich" fuel mixture and cause the engine to run poorly. • Lightly depress the cruise control button. 12 To turn the tractor’s headlights off: • While continuing to hold the cruise button in, lift your foot from the AutoDrive pedal (you should feel the cruise latch engage). ™ • Turn the key either into the On position (to leave the engine running) or the Off position (to shut the engine off). Refer to Figure 4. • If properly engaged, the cruise control button and the AutoDrive pedal should lock in the down position, and the tractor will maintain the same forward speed. ™ IMPORTANT: Never move the key into the Start position while the engine is running. Doing so may cause damage to your engine’s starter. • Disengage the cruise control using one of the following methods: • Depress the brake pedal to disengage the cruise control and stop the tractor. • Lightly depress the AutoDrive™ pedal. STOPPING THE ENGINE • Place the PTO lever in the disengaged (OFF) position. • Move the throttle control into the SLOW position and allow the engine to "idle down" for ten seconds, then turn the ignition key counterclockwise to the OFF position. To change to the reverse direction when operating with cruise control, depress the brake pedal to disengage the cruise control and bring the tractor to a complete stop. Then place the shift lever in the REVERSE position and depress the AutoDrive pedal. • Remove the key from the ignition switch to prevent accidental starting. ™ IMPORTANT: If you think you’ve struck a foreign object, stop the engine immediately. Remove the wire(s) from the spark plug(s), thoroughly inspect the unit for any damage, and repair the damage before restarting and operating the mower. DRIVING ON SLOPES Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 6 to help determine slopes where you may not operate safely. 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). The tractor could overturn and cause serious injury. Operate the tractor up and down slopes, never across slopes. Do not drive so that the tractor may tip over sideways. Before operating the tractor on any slope, walk the slope to look for possible hazards such as rocks. mounds, ruts, stumps or other surface irregularities which could cause the tractor to be upset. Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must be made, turn down the slope. Turning up a slope greatly increases the chance of a roll over. Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is necessary to stop while driving up a slope, start up smoothly and carefully to reduce the possibility of flipping the tractor over backward. USING THE LIFT LEVER To raise the cutting deck, move the lift lever to the left, then place it in the notch best suited for your application. Refer to SETTING THE CUTTING HEIGHT earlier in this section. ENGAGING THE PTO (POWER TAKE-OFF) LEVER • Move the throttle control lever to the FAST (rabbit) position. • Move the PTO lever forward into the engaged (ON) position. • Keep the throttle lever in the FAST (rabbit) position for the most efficient use of the cutting deck and other attachments. • The operator must remain in the tractor seat at all times. If the operator should leave the seat without moving the PTO lever into the disengaged (OFF) position and setting the parking brake, the engine will shut off. OPERATING THE HEADLIGHTS To turn the tractor’s headlights on: • Start the engine following the instructions earlier in this section. IMPORTANT: The PTO lever cannot be in the • Turn the key one notch counterclockwise into the On/Lights position of the ignition switch. Refer to Figure 4. engaged (ON) position when the tractor is driving in the reverse direction. The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the engine if the PTO lever is moved into the engaged (ON) position with the shift lever in the REVERSE position. Refer to SAFETY INTERLOCK SWITCHES earlier in this section. 13 MOWING • Do not cut the grass too short. Short grass invites weed growth and yellows quickly in dry weather. This tractor is equipped with one of Cub Cadet’s high quality cutting decks. The following information will be helpful when using the cutting deck with your tractor. • Mowing should always be done with the engine at full throttle. • Do not mow at high ground speed, especially if a mulch kit or grass collector is installed. WARNING: To avoid possible injury, do not allow anyone in the area of the tractor while mowing. Even if the area to be mowed has been cleared of foreign objects, small objects may be picked up and discharged by the mower. • Under heavier conditions it may be necessary to go back over the cut area a second time to get a clean cut. • Do NOT attempt to mow heavy brush and weeds and extremely tall grass. Your tractor is designed to mow lawns, NOT clear brush. WARNING: Never direct the discharge of material toward bystanders or allow anyone near the machine while in operation. • Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades when worn. Refer to the MAINTENANCE section of this manual for proper blade sharpening instructions. • For best results it is recommended that the first two laps be cut with the discharge thrown towards the center. After the first two laps, reverse the direction to throw the discharge to the outside for the balance of cutting. This will give a better appearance to the lawn. SECTION 9: ADJUSTMENTS LEVELING THE DECK taken should be between 1/4" and 3/8" less than the second measurement. Determine the approximate distance necessary for proper adjustment and proceed, if necessary, to the next step. WARNING: Cutting blades are sharp. Always protect hands by wearing heavy leather work gloves to grasp blades. • Loosen the two jam nuts on the rear side of the deck stabilizer bracket. See Figure 7A. NOTE: Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing any deck leveling adjustments. Refer to TIRES in the maintenance section of this manual for further information regarding tire pressure. • Locate the two lock nuts on the opposite side of the stabilizer bracket. See Figure 7A. Tighten the lock nuts to raise the front of the deck; loosen the lock nuts to lower the front of the deck. Front to Rear The front of the cutting deck is supported by a stabilizer bar that can adjusted to level the deck from front to rear. The front of the deck should be 1/4" to 3/8" lower than the rear of the deck. Adjust if necessary as follows: • Retighten the two jam nuts loosened earlier when proper adjustment is achieved. Side to Side WARNING: Turn the tractor’s engine If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly, a side to side adjustment can be performed. Adjust if necessary as follows: off, remove the key from the ignition switch and apply the tractor’s parking brake before making any adjustments to the cutting deck. WARNING: Turn the tractor’s engine off, remove the key from the ignition switch and apply the tractor’s parking brake before making any adjustments to the cutting deck. • With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place the lift lever in the top notch (highest position) and rotate the blade nearest the discharge chute so that it is parallel with the tractor. • With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place the lift lever in the top notch (highest position) and rotate the both blades so that they are perpendicular with the tractor. • Measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to the ground and the rear of the blade tip to the ground. The first measurement 14 • Measure the distance from the outside of the left blade tip to the ground and the distance from the outside of the right blade tip to the ground. Both measurements taken should be equal. If they’re not, proceed to the next step. • Loosen, but do NOT remove, the hex cap screw on the left deck hanger bracket. See Figure 7B. • Balance the deck so that both blade tip measurements taken earlier are equal. • Retighten the hex cap screw on the left deck hanger bracket when proper adjustment is achieved. Lock Nuts A B Deck Stabilizer Bracket Deck Jam Nuts Hex Cap Screw Deck Hanger Bracket Front to Rear Side to Side Figure 7 SEAT ADJUSTMENT • Remove the hex nut and lock washer on the top of ball joint. See Figure 9. To adjust the position of the seat, move the seat adjustment lever (located under the seat) to the left and slide the seat forward or backwards. See Figure 8. Make sure seat is locked into one of the six adjustment positions before operating the tractor. Hex Nut and Lock Washer Seat Zerk Fittting (if so equipped) Pivot Bar Axle Drag Link Jam Nut Ball Joint Seat Adjustment Lever Figure 8 Figure 9 • Thread the ball joint toward the jam nut to shorten the drag link. Thread the ball joint away from the jam nut to lengthen the drag link. STEERING ADJUSTMENT If the tractor turns tighter in one direction than the other, or if the ball joints are being replaced due to damage or wear, the steering drag links may need to be adjusted. Adjust the drag links so that equal lengths are threaded into the ball joint on the left side and the ball joint on the right side: NOTE: Threading the ball joints too far onto the • Loosen the jam nut found on the drag link at the rear of the ball joint. See Figure 9. drag links will cause the front tires to "toe-in" too far. Proper toe-in is between 1/16" and 5/16". • Replace hex nut and lock washer and retighten the jam nut after proper adjustment is achieved. 15 BRAKE ADJUSTMENT Front tire toe-in can be measured as follows: • Place the steering wheel in position for straight ahead travel. Insert a 1/4" dowel up through aligning holes in both the steering gear and support plate. See Figure 10. If the tractor does not come to a complete stop when the brake pedal is completely depressed, or if the tractor’s rear wheels can roll with the parking brake applied, the brake is in need of adjustment. The brake disc can be found on the right side of the transmission in the rear of the tractor. Adjust if necessary as follows: Drag Links Insert Dowel Here • Looking at the transmission from the right side of the tractor, locate the compression spring and brake disc. See Figure 11. Steering Gear Hex Nut Support Plate NOTE: View shown from beneath tractor. Steering Shaft Figure 10 • In front of the axle, measure the distance horizontally from the inside of the left rim to the inside of the right rim. Note the distance. Set Gap at .011" • Behind the axle, measure the distance horizontally from the inside of the left rim to the inside of the right rim. Note the distance. Brake Disc Compression Spring NOTE: View shown from beneath tractor. • The measurement taken in front of the axle should be between 1/16" and 5/16" less than the measurement taken behind the axle. Transmission Figure 11 • Loosen, but do NOT remove, the hex nut found on the right side of the brake assembly. See Figure 11. • Adjust if necessary. • Remove the dowel inserted earlier before attempting to operate the tractor. • Using a feeler gauge, set the gap between the brake disc and the brake puck at .011". CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT • Re-tighten the hex nut loosened earlier. WARNING: If any adjustments are made to the engine while the engine is running (e.g. carburetor), disengage all clutches and blades. Keep clear of all moving parts. Be careful of heated surfaces and muffler. PTO (POWER TAKE-OFF) ADJUSTMENT If your tractor’s engine fails to crank when following the starting instructions found earlier in this manual, the PTO may be in need of adjustment. With the PTO lever in the disengaged (OFF) position, the lever must go back far enough so that a metal tab that is bolted to the base of the lever can fully depress a plunger saftey switch mounted to the tractor’s frame beneath the fuel tank. Adjust, if necessary, as follows: NOTE: A dirty air cleaner will cause an engine to run rough. Be certain it is clean and properly attached before adjusting carburetor. Refer to separate engine manual packed with your unit for information regarding air cleaner maintenance. WARNING: If the blades on your tractor’s cutting deck continue to turn with the PTO lever in the disengaged (OFF) postion, stop the tractor immediately and perform the following steps. Refer to separate engine manual packed with your unit for carburetor adjustment information or see an authorized engine service dealer. • Turn the tractor’s engine off, remove the key from the ignition switch and apply the tractor’s parking brake. 16 • Reinsert the PTO engagement rod into the hole in the PTO adjuster link and reinsert the cotter pin removed earlier (if undamaged). • Locate the PTO engagement rod and the PTO adjuster link by looking at the tractor’s underside. See Figure 12. • Remove the cotter pin that affixes the lower end of the PTO engagement rod to the PTO adjuster link. Save the pin. See Figure 12. • Take the lower end of the PTO engagement rod out of the hole in the PTO adjuster link and move the rod as far back into the disengaged (OFF) position as possible. • Thread the PTO adjuster link outward until the hole in the end of it is aligned with the PTO engagement rod. PTO Adjuster Link Cotter Pin PTO Engagement Rod Figure 12 SECTION 10: MAINTENANCE WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the engine before performing any adjustments, repairs or maintenance. • Pop open the protective cap on the end of the oil drain valve to expose the oil drain port. See Figure 13. • Push oil drain hose (packed with unit) onto the oil drain port. Route the opposite end of the hose into an appropriate oil collection container with a capacity great enough to collect the used oil. ENGINE Refer to the separate engine manual for engine maintenance instructions. • Push the oil drain valve in slightly, then rotate counterclockwise and pull outward to begin draining oil. See Figure 13. Check engine oil level before each use as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit. Read and follow instructions carefully. • Service the oil filter (if so equipped) as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit. Perform the above steps in the opposite order after oil has finished draining. Changing Engine Oil • Unscrew oil fill cap and remove dipstick from the oil fill tube. See Figure 13. Oil Fill Cap • Refill the engine with new motor oil. Protective Cap Oil Drain Hose IMPORTANT: Refill the engine with the proper capacity and weight of motor oil as instructed in the separate engine manual. Service air cleaner every 25 hours under normal conditions. Clean every few hours under extremely dusty condition. To service the air cleaner, refer to the separate engine manual packed with your unit. Oil Fill Tube The spark plug(s) 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. Oil Drain Valve Oil Drain Port NOTE: Single-cylinder engine shown. Valve location will vary with engine style. Figure 13 17 CLEANING THE ENGINE AND DECK • Lower the deck by moving the lift lever into the bottom notch on the right fender. Any fuel or oil spilled on the machine should be wiped off promptly. Do NOT allow grass, leaves, and dirt to accumulate around the cooling fins of the engine or on any other part of the machine, especially the pulleys and other moving parts. Clean the underside of the deck with a wisk broom, putty knife or forced air after each mowing. • Grasp the PTO idler pulley bracket and pivot it toward the discharge chute to relieve tension on the belt. Remove the deck belt from the bottom portion of the engine pulley and from around the PTO idler pulley. NOTE: On units equipped with a 46-inch deck, the bottommost belt on the deck does NOT need to be removed in order to remove the deck. IMPORTANT: Do NOT use a garden hose to clean the cutting deck. The ball bearings in the blade spindles are sealed at the factory and cannot be relubricated. Spraying water near the spindles can significantly reduce the life of the bearings. • Looking at the cutting deck from the right side of the tractor, locate the deck support pin on the rear right side of the deck. • Pull the deck support pin outward to release the deck from the deck lift arm. See Figure 14. CUTTING DECK REMOVAL WARNING: • Rotate the pin slightly toward the rear of the tractor and release the pin into the hole provided. Before performing any maintenance, move the PTO lever into the disengaged (OFF) position, engage the parking brake, turn the ignition key to the OFF position and remove the key from the switch to avoid accidental starting. • Repeat the above steps on the left side of the tractor. • Move the lift lever into the top notch on the right fender to raise the deck lift arms out of the way. Several attachments are available for your tractor. To mount some of these attachments and in order to perform certain maintenance procedures, the deck must be removed from the tractor. To properly remove the cutting deck, proceed as follows: • Gently slide the cutting deck toward the front of the tractor allowing the hooks on the deck to release themselves from the deck stabilizer rod. Do NOT let the deck fall to the ground. WARNING: Do NOT remove deck immediately after operating the tractor. Allow the engine and other moving parts ample time to cool down. NOTE: To properly remount the cutting deck, • Move the PTO lever into the disengaged (OFF) position and engage the parking brake. perform the above steps in reverse order. Having a second person assist you will ease this procedure. • Gently slide the cutting deck (from the right side) out from underneath the tractor. Deck Lift Arms To Lift Assembly PTO Idler Pulley PTO Belt Deck Support Pins Engine Pulley Deck Stabilizer Bracket Hooks PTO Idler Pulley Bracket (mounted on tractor) Deck Stabilizer Rod NOTE: Belt covers and other tractor components not shown for clarity. 42-inch deck shown. Figure 14 18 Front of Tractor CHANGING THE DECK BELT(S) All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should be replaced if any signs of cracking, shredding or rotting are present. IMPORTANT: The V-belts found on your tractor are specially designed to engage and disengage safely. A substitute (non-OEM) V-belt can be dangerous by not disengaging completely. For a proper working machine, use factory approved belts. To change or replace the deck belt(s) on your tractor, proceed as follows: NOTE: Removing the deck from the tractor as instructed earlier in this section will ease the following steps, but is not necessary. 42-inch decks • Lower the deck by moving the lift lever into the bottom notch on the right fender. • Remove the belt guards by removing the self-tapping screws that fasten them to the deck surface. • Grasp the PTO idler pulley bracket and pivot it toward the discharge chute to relieve tension on the belt. • Remove the deck belt from the bottom portion of the engine pulley and from around the PTO idler pulley. • Route the new belt as shown in Figure 14, around the deck pulleys, idler pulley and engine pulley. IMPORTANT: It is recommended that the PTO be readjusted after replacing the deck belt. Refer to PTO (POWER TAKE-OFF) ADJUSTMENT in the ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual for the proper procedure. • Remount the belt guards removed earlier. Engine Pulley PTO Idler Pulley (mounted on tractor) Deck belt (Bottom) PTO belt (Top) Deck Idler Pulley Right Hand Double Pulley (beneath belt guard) Left Hand Double Pulley Center Pulley Self-Tapping Screws NOTE: Left hand belt cover not shown for clarity. 46-inch deck shown. Figure 15 46-inch decks • Lower the deck by moving the lift lever into the bottom notch on the right fender. • Remove the belt guards by removing the self-tapping screws that fasten them to the deck. • Grasp the PTO idler pulley bracket and pivot it toward the discharge chute to relieve tension on the belt. • Remove the deck belt from the bottom portion of the engine pulley and from around the PTO idler pulley. • Remove and discard old belt. • Route the new belt(s) as shown in Figure 15. OEM belt part numbers listed on next page. 19 IMPORTANT: It is recommended that the PTO be readjusted after replacing the deck belt. Refer to PTO (POWER TAKE-OFF) ADJUSTMENT in the ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual for the proper procedure. • Remount the belt guards removed earlier. PTO (Top) Belt Bottom Belt 42-Inch Deck 754-0472 N/A 46-Inch Deck 754-0476 754-0349 CHANGING THE TRANSMISSION DRIVE BELT(S) All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should be replaced if any signs of cracking, shredding or rotting are present. IMPORTANT: The V-belts found on your tractor are specially designed to engage and disengage safely. A substitute (non-OEM) V-belt can be dangerous by not disengaging completely. For a proper working machine, use factory approved belts. To change or replace the drive belt(s) on your tractor, proceed as follows: NOTE: It’s recommended that both drive belts be replaced at the same time. • Remove the cutting deck as instructed earlier in this section. • After disconnecting the battery cables, remove the battery and battery tray from beneath the seat. IMPORTANT: When removing the battery, disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it’s terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. Re-install in reverse order. Upper Drive Belt • Locate the transmission idler pulley on the upper drive belt by looking through the battery tray opening. See Figure 16. • Grasp the bracket and pivot the transmission idler pulley toward the rear of the tractor to release tension on the upper drive belt. • Remove the belt from around the transmission idler pulley. • Remove the upper drive belt from around the transmission pulley and the variable-speed pulley. NOTE: Slowly rotate the pulley counterclockwise to roll the belt off of it. • Remove the upper drive belt by pulling it up through the battery tray opening. • Reroute the new upper drive belt as shown in Figure 16. Lower Drive Belt NOTE: Proper removal of the lower drive belt requires special tools and the removal of several tractor components. Read through the following procedure prior to attempting it to determine if you feel you could successfully complete it. If you don’t, see your Cub Cadet dealer to have the belt changed. IMPORTANT: Note the routing of the lower drive belt around both the pulleys and the belt keepers BEFORE performing the following steps. • Locate the variable-speed pulley by looking through the battery tray opening. See Figure 16. • Remove the variable-speed pulley by loosening the hex bolt that affixes it to the transmission. Use a second wrench to hold the hex nut on the bottom side of the pulley. • Slide the belt off of the variable-speed pulley as you lift the pulley up and out through the battery tray opening. NOTE: Jacking the rear of the tractor up off the ground and securing it with jackstands at this point in the procedure will ease the following steps, but is not necessary. 20 Battery Tray Opening Variable-speed Pulley Drive belt (Lower) Shift Lever Rear Idler Pulley Belt Keeper Drive belt (Upper) Front Idler Pulley Idler Bracket Belt Keeper to AutoDrive pedal ™ Double-Idler Bracket Engine Pulley Transmission Idler Pulley Single-speed Transmission Belt Keeper Transmission Pulley Front of Tractor NOTE: View shown from above tractor. Figure 16 • Remove the hex bolt from the center of the engine pulley. Do NOT attempt to remove the engine pulley at this time. See Figure 18. • Remove the rear idler pulley from the doubleidler bracket while unrouting the belt from around both the rear and the front idler pulley. Refer to Figure 16. • Remove the cotter pin that affixes the lower end of the PTO engagement rod to the PTO adjuster link. Save the pin for reassembly. See Figure 17. Hex Bolt Engine Pulley NOTE: View shown from beneath tractor. Figure 18 PTO Adjuster Link Cotter Pin PTO Engagement Rod IMPORTANT: When remounting the engine pulley, torque the center hex bolt to between 38 footpounds and 50 foot-pounds. Figure 17 21 • Remove the two hex bolts (from both sides of the tractor) that affix the PTO actuator bracket to the tractor frame. See Figure 19. Idler Adj. Rod Place Wrenches Here Neutral Return Bracket Hex Bolts Pin Hairpin Clips PTO Actuator Bracket AutoDrive™ Pedal Return Spring Deck Stop Speed Control Assembly Figure 21 • Remove both hairpin clips from the pin which is fastened to the speed control assembly (be careful not to lose the small flat washers found on the pin). See Figure 21. Figure 19 • Carefully lower the PTO actuator bracket and the engine pulley as an assembly while removing the drive belt from the upper portion of the engine pulley. • Remove the AutoDrive pedal return spring. ™ • Using two 9/16" wrenches, remove the pin from the speed control assembly. See Figure 21. Thread the idler adjustment rod inward or outward to lengthen or shorten the travel of the double-idler bracket until proper adjustment is achieved. • Remove the drive belt by feeding it from both ends toward the front idler pulley on the double-idler bracket. See Figure 16. • Reassemble by following the above steps in reverse order. • Reroute the new belt around the pulleys and belt keepers EXACTLY as the old one was routed. Refer to Figure 16. The AutoDrive pedal is properly adjusted when the hole found in the double-idler bracket has approximately 1-3/8" of travel with ten pounds of pressure applied to the AutoDrive pedal. See Figure 20. • Reassemble by following the above steps in reverse order. IMPORTANT: After replacing the drive belts, ™ perform the PTO adjustment as instructed in the ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual prior to operating the tractor. ™ Double-idler Bracket Hole CUTTING BLADES WARNING: Cutting blades are sharp. Always protect hands by wearing heavy leather work gloves to grasp blades. Idler Adj. Rod The blades may be removed for sharpening or replacement as follows. Front of Tractor • Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to DECK REMOVAL earlier in this section for detailed instructions) then gently flip the deck over to expose its underside. NOTE: View shown from above tractor. Figure 20 Adjust the AutoDrive pedal after replacing the drive belts on your tractor, if necessary, as follows: • Place a block of wood between the center deck housing baffle and the cutting blade to act as a stabilizer. See Figure 22. ™ • Locate the speed control assembly on the underside of the steering support bracket. See Figure 21. • Use a 15/16" wrench to remove the hex flange nut that secures the blade to the spindle assembly. See Figure 22. 22 NOTE: The hex flange nut has a right-handed IMPORTANT: Use a torque wrench to tighten the thread pattern. Do NOT attempt to force the nut in the incorrect direction. Doing so may damage the nut and create a safety hazard. blade spindle hex flange nut to between 70 footpounds and 90 foot-pounds. BATTERY Block of Wood Hex Flange Nut The battery is sealed and is maintenance-free. Acid levels cannot be checked. • Always keep the battery cables and terminals clean and free of corrosive build-up. • After cleaning the battery and terminals, apply a light coat of petroleum jelly or grease to the terminals and over the positive terminal boot. Spindle Assembly • Always keep the boot positioned over the positive terminal to prevent shorting. Cutting Blade Figure 22 IMPORTANT: If removing the battery for any To properly sharpen the cutting blades, remove equal amounts of metal from both ends of the blades along the cutting edges. See Figure 23. Sharpen the cutting edge straight across, parallel to the trailing edge, at a 25° to 30° angle. See Figure 23. reason, disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it’s terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. When re-installing the battery, always connect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire its terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. Be certain that the wires are connected to the correct terminals. reversing them could change the polarity and cause damage to your engine’s alternating system. IMPORTANT: If the cutting edge of the blade has already been sharpened to within 5/8" of the wind wing radius, or if any metal separation is present, replace the blades with new ones. See Figure 23. Charging If the unit has not been put into use for an extended period of time, charge the battery with an automotive-type 12-volt charger for a minimum of one hour at six amps. WARNING: Batteries give off an explosive gas during and for some time after charging. Charge battery in a well ventilated area and do not allow a spark or an open flame near the battery. Worn Blade Edge Blade Separation Sharpen Edge Evenly Wind Wing FUSE 5/8 " min im um A fuse is installed in your tractor’s wiring harness to protect the tractor’s electrical system from damage caused by excessive amperage. Always use the same capacity fuse for replacement. If the electrical system does not function, or your tractor’s engine will not crank, first check to be certain that the fuse has not blown. It can be found under the hood mounted behind the top of dash panel on the support bar. Pull the fuse out and compare it with Figure 24 to determine if it is good or bad. Figure 23 It is extremely important that each cutting blade edge be ground equally to maintain proper blade balance. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration when rotating at high speeds, may cause damage to the tractor and result in personal injury. The blade can be tested by balancing it on a round shaft screwdriver. Grind metal from the heavy side until it balances evenly. 20 20 When replacing the blade, be sure to install the blade with the side of the blade marked ‘‘Bottom’’ (or with a part number stamped in it) facing the ground when the mower is in the operating position. GOOD BAD Figure 24 23 TIRES The recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 10 psi for the rear tires and 14 psi for the front tires. Refer to the tire sidewall for exact tire manufacturer’s recommended psi. Do not overinflate. Uneven tire pressure could cause the cutting deck to mow unevenly. SECTION 11: LUBRICATION WARNING: Always stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the engine before performing any maintenance. ENGINE Lubricate the engine with motor oil as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit. PIVOT POINTS Lubricate all pivot points (AutoDrive pedal, brake pedal, etc.) at least once a season with light oil. ™ LINKAGE Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive, brake and lift linkage at least once a season with SAE 30 engine oil. STEERING GEAR Lubricate the teeth of the steering gear with an all-purpose automotive grease every 25 hours of operation or once a season. WHEELS Both the front wheels and the rear wheels should be removed from the axles once a season. Lubricate the axles and the rims well with an all-purpose automotive grease before re-installing them. FRONT AXLES Your tractor may be equipped with zerk fittings on the ends of the front pivot bar. See Figure 9. Lubricate both the left and the right front axles with a grease gun at least once a season. 24 SECTION 12: TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Trouble Possible Cause(s) Corrective Action There are two safety switches in the starting circuit of your unit: the brake pedal switch and the PTO switch. Make certain the actuator is fully depressing the buttons on each switch. The Operator must be seated on the tractor in order to start the engine, also. The battery must be installed with negative terminal attached to black ground wire. Negative terminal is identified at the post by “NEG”, “N” or “-”. The positive terminal, identified by “POS”, “P” or “+”, must be attached to the thick red wire which goes to the solenoid. Battery is dead Charge at six amps with a 12-volt automotive-type battery charger for one hour or until fully charged. or weak. Refer to operator’s manual for fuse location. Replace fuse with automotive type fuse of Blown fuse the proper amperage. Fuses seldom fail without a reason. The problem must be corrected. Check for loose connections in the fuse holder. Replace fuse holder if necessary. A dead short may be in the cranking or charging circuit where the insulation may have rubbed through and exposed the bare wire. Replace the wire or repair with electrician's tape if the wire strands have not been damaged. Note: Look for a wire pinched between body panels, burned by the exhaust pipe or muffler or rubbed against a moving part. Throttle or choke Refer to the OPERATION section of this manual for the correct position of the throttle Engine control and choke for starting.. cranks but not in starting will not start position. No fuel to the Gasoline tank empty. Fill. carburetor. Fuel line or in-line fuel filter plugged. Remove and clean fuel line. Replace fuel filter (if so equipped) if necessary. Spark plug lead disconnected. Connect lead. Using a spark tester, check for spark. If No spark to no spark is present, have engine’s magneto serviced by your Cub Cadet dealer. spark plug(s). Engine will Safety switch not crank button not depressed. Battery installed incorrectly. Dirty aircleaner. Engine smokes If the air cleaner is dirty, the engine may not start. Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit. Check oil level. Excessive vibration Engine oil has been overfilled. Engine loses crankcase vacuum. Bent blade or damaged pulley. Mower won’t discharge grass or leaves uncut strips Engine speed low. Speed selection. Use lower ground speed. The slower your ground speed, the better the quality of cut. Raise deck. Cutting height set too low. Blades dull. Sharpen or replace blades (uncut strip problem only). Dipstick not seated or broken. Replace defective part. Engine breather defective. Replace. Stop engine immediately. Check all pulleys, blade adapters, keys and bolts for tightness and spindle damage. Tighten or replace any loose or damaged parts. Always replace damaged blade. Only use original equipment blades. Throttle must be set at full throttle. 25 26 Models 1600 & 1800 Electrical System 1 8 10 9 11 3 5 13 4 2 14 6 5 13 5 7 7 REF. PART NO. NO. 1 625-0051 725-1739 725-1649 2 629-0913 3 629-0924 4 710-0599 5 712-3006 6 725-1426 7 725-1657A 8 725-1741 9 725-1743 10 725-1745 11 725-1747 12 736-0222 13 736-0329 14 629-0130 DESCRIPTION Bulb/Socket Headlight Assembly Bulb Only Socket Only Wiring Harness Harness Adapter, #18 x 5 (Model 1800) Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5 Hex Nut, 1/4-20 Solenoid, 12-volt, 100 Amp Snap Mount Safety Interlock Switch Ignition Switch Indicator Monitor / Hour Meter Ignition Key Safety Plunger Switch External Lock Washer, 1/4 Lock Washer, 1/4 Harness, Mag Adapter/AF (Model 1800) 27 Models 1600 & 1800 20 30 29 28 5 31 26 37 33 38 27 32 16 24 34 21 2 36 9 17 12 25 23 6 10 15 12 14 23 23 19 13 11 7 23 4 3 5 12 28 Tractor Body REF. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 PART NO. 683-0195 710-0599 710-0751 710-0924 710-1017 710-1268 710-3008 712-0271 712-0292 712-0431 726-0211 726-0293 731-1854 735-0126 736-0105 746-1089 783-0475 783-0476A 783-0477 783-0478 783-0551 REF. PART NO. NO. 22 783-0553 23 710-0604 24 751-0603 751-0649 25 751-0659 751-0658 26 710-0788 27 710-0895 28 710-3217 29 712-0142 30 731-1857 31 731-2122 32 731-2226 33 731-2227 34 736-0142 35 747-1155 36 749-1087 37 747-1184 38 731-2245 39 726-3046 DESCRIPTION Bracket Assembly (8-style) Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5 Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x .62 Phillips Pan Screw, 1/4-20 x .75 Truss Phillips Screw, 1/4-20 x .625 Screw, #10-16 x .375 Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x .75 Hex Sems Nut, 1/4-20 U-type Speed Nut, 1/4-20 Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16 U-nut, 5/16-18 Retainer Nut, 3/8 Headlight Lens (8-style) Rubber Washer, .87 x .33 Bell Washer, .401 x .87 x .063 Choke Cable (Model 1600 Only) LH Side Panel (8-style) RH Side Panel (8-style) Grill (8-style) Hood (8-style) Hood Hinge Bracket 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 Cub Beige, the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499. Cub Blue: 0685 Cub Yellow: 0498 Cub Beige: 0499 29 DESCRIPTION Hood Support Bracket Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625 Fuel Cap (for two gallon tank) Fuel Cap (for three gallon tank) Fuel Tank (two gallon) Fuel Tank (three gallon) Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1 Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-15 x .75 Truss Phillips Screw, #8-32 x .375 Hex Nut, #8-32 Throttle Control Knob Dash Panel (8-style w/ manual PTO) Cruise Control Button Parking Brake Button Flat Washer, 9/32 x 1/2 x 1/16 Pivot Rod Dash Support Tube Heat Shield Support Rod Heat Shield (8-style) Ratchet Clip Models 1600 & 1800 49 43 42 39 46 45 41 37 48 44 30 6 45 36 47 16 38 28 35 32 28 31 11 34 27 33 29 50 51 6 14 2 13 9 8 14 18 5 19 8 12 17 21 22 10 20 6 23 25 19 21 22 24 6 14 8 3 16 1 4 5 4 15 30 17 16 9 7 Lift Assembly 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 26 PART NO. 647-0040 683-0197 711-0332 712-0206 712-0431 712-3004A 712-3083 714-0104 714-0111 716-0106 720-0311 732-0874 732-0934 736-0275 736-0921 736-3019 736-3084 738-0138 738-0380 741-0225 741-0715 746-0968 747-1111 756-1154 783-0678 783-0720 REF. NO. 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 DESCRIPTION Deck Stabilizer Rod Lift Shaft Assembly Clevis Pin, .5 x .78 Hex Nut, 1/2-13 Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16 Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18 Hex Nut, 1/2-13 Internal Cotter Pin Cotter Pin E-ring Handle Grip Torsion Spring Lift-assist Spring, 1.15 x 5.99 (Found on Model 1800 Only) Flat Washer, 5/16 Lock Washer, 1/2 Flat Washer, .31 x 1.062 x .134 Flat Washer, .51 x 1.12 x .06 Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x .62 Shoulder Screw, .5 x .27, 3/8-16 Hex Flange Bearing Snap Flange Bearing Lift Cable, 16.16 Lift Handle Roller Pulley Arm Lift Deck Stabilizer Bracket PART NO. 710-0260 710-0604 710-0895 731-1990 731-2104 738-0155 783-0677 783-0685 783-0715 710-1268 712-3027 720-0309A 731-1989 732-0499 736-0175 736-0204 738-0137A 738-1007 783-0611 783-0738 783-0739 783-0753 757-0360A 735-0657 735-0656 726-3046 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 Cub Beige, the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499. Cub Blue: 0685 Cub Yellow: 0498 Cub Beige: 0499 31 DESCRIPTION Carriage Bolt, 5/16-18 x .62 Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625 Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-15 x .75 Lift Lever Cover Shift Lever Cover w/ Cup Holder Shoulder Screw, .437 x 1.62 Lift Adjustment Bracket Fender Seat Mounting Bracket Screw, #10-16 x .375 Hex Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20 Seat Adjuster Grip Spacer Compression Spring, .41 x 1.5 Spring Washer, .265 x .562 x .025 Flat Washer, .344 x .62 x .03 Shoulder Screw, .340 x .285,1/4-20 Shoulder Screw, .50 x .50, 3/8-16 Seat Stop Seat Pivot Bracket Seat Adjustment lever Seat Adjustment Selector Seat LH Foot Pad RH Foot Pad Foot Pad Clips (Not Shown) Models 1600 & 1800 24 43 42 23 19 6 38 21 14 20 2 20 13 7 22 11 18 15 13 12 8 30 13 42 41 5 28 4 1 30 2 2 35 29 11 3 32 35 40 39 33 31 27 34 31 33 44 36 29 32 32 10 17 9 16 26 25 Steering Assembly 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 26 PART NO. 683-0263 710-0604 783-0726 783-0727 783-0728 710-0514 711-1291 711-1292 712-0240 712-0241 712-0431 712-0459 712-3004A 717-1550 717-1554 723-0448A 736-0169 736-3084 738-1001 741-0475 741-0656 748-0416 731-1869 731-1904 638-0019 638-0021 638-0020 638-0022 DESCRIPTION Lower Frame Assembly Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625 RH Pivot Support Bracket LH Pivot Support Bracket Pivot Bar Bracket Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1 (Grade 5) LH Drag Link RH Drag Link Jam Nut, 7/16-20 (Grade 2) Hex Nut, 3/8-24 (Grade 2) Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16 Flange Lock Nut, 7/16-20 Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18 Steering Gear, 11/90 Ratio Steering Pinion Gear Ball Joint, 7/16-20 Lock Washer, 3/8 Flat Washer, .51 x 1.12 x .06 Steering Shaft, .625 OD x 24.4 Plastic Bushing, .38 ID Hex Flange Bearing, 5/8 Shoulder Spacer, .38 ID Steering Wheel, .625 Spline Steering Wheel Cap w/ Logo LH Axle Assembly, .625 Diameter LH Axle Assembly, .625 / .750 Diameter RH Axle Assembly, .625 Diameter RH Axle Assembly, .625 / .750 Diameter REF. NO. 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 PART NO. 683-0128A 712-0431 714-0470 726-0214 726-0341 736-0162 736-0187 736-0316 736-0285 738-1011 741-0659 741-0660 634-0105A 634-0172 734-0255 734-1731 741-0487A 741-0706 783-0653 738-1020 736-0331 738-0140 736-0242 710-0643 731-0484A 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 Cub Beige, the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499. Cub Blue: 0685 Cub Yellow: 0498 Cub Beige: 0499 33 DESCRIPTION Pivot Bar Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16 Cotter Pin Push Cap, 5/8 Push Cap, 3/4 Flat Washer, .64 x 1.0 x .12 Flat Washer, .64 x 1.24 x .06 Flat Washer, .78 x 1.59 x .06 Flat Washer, .635 x 1.589 x .06 Shoulder Screw, .5 x 2.2, 3/8-16 Flange Bearing, .632 ID x .937 OD Flange Bearing, .760 ID x .937 OD Wheel Assembly Complete, 15 x 6 x 6 Rim Only Air Valve (Not Shown) Tire Only, Square Shoulder Plastic Flange (Not Shown) Plastic Flange w/ Fitting (Not Shown) Steering Support Bracket Shoulder Screw, .625 x .50, 7/16-20 Bell Washer, .39 x 1.13 x .062 Shoulder Screw, .435 x .178, 5/16 x .56 Bell Washer, .34 x .872 Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 X 1 Hub Cap Models 1600 & 1800 4 22 13 5 1 21 21 2 2 12 79 13 19 78 13 58 56 61 11 18 36 57 25 41 58 19 68 23 58 77 31 7 38 13 47 69 62 40 8 30 3 32 20 31 21 68 64 23 52 43 55 69 43 80 37 14 23 35 66 59 13 19 33 23 9 60 76 44 12 26 27 24 42 33 75 33 58 63 53 45 50 19 19 64 72 54 46 70 73 28 6 65 56 71 81 12 47 34 15 17 49 10 39 82 16 34 Drive System 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 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 PART NO. 17839 17840 618-0386 631-0009 647-0041 656-0048 656-0051 683-0251 710-0189 710-0227 710-0347 710-0599 710-0604 710-0642 710-3011 711-0677 712-0241 712-0378 712-0431 712-0798 712-3004A 712-3008 714-0111 714-0149B 723-0156 725-1644 726-0320 732-0384 732-0525 732-0716 732-0963 736-0105 736-0140 736-0169 736-0275 736-0407 736-3010 738-0322 747-1122 747-1123 747-1127 747-1156 747-1160 REF. NO. 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 DESCRIPTION Shift Lever Bracket Transaxle Mounting Bracket Single-speed Transmission Assembly Shifter Knob Shift Lever Variable-speed Pulley Assembly Transmission Pulley, 8.5 x .5-36 Double-idler Bracket Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 3 Self Tapping Screw, #8-18 x .5 Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.75 Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5 Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625 Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .75 Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 2.25 Ferrule, 5/16-18 Hex Nut, 3/8-24 Hex Nut, 7/16-20 Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16 Hex Nut, 3/8-16 Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18 Jam Nut, 3/8-16 Cotter Pin Internal Cotter Pin Ball Joint, 3/8-24 Short Spring Switch Insulator Nut Plate Extension Spring, .62 Dia. x 6.12 Compression Spring Clip Extension Spring, .59 OD x 4 Extension Spring, .50 Dia. x 6.37 (hooks to flange, 783-0650, in frame) Bell Washer, .401 x .87 x .063 Flat Washer, .385 x .62 x .063 Lock Washer, 3/8 Flat Washer, 5/16 Bell Washer, .45 x 1.0 x .602 Flat Washer, .407 x .812 x .135 Shoulder Screw, .625 x .217 Brake Rod Belt Guard Idler Adjustment Rod, 3/8 Shift Rod Belt Guard Rod PART NO. 748-0416 754-0467 754-0468 756-0981 783-0637 783-0667 783-0669 783-0714 647-0031 647-0032 683-0266 710-1135 711-0736 711-1363 714-0104 732-0437 732-0955 735-0662 735-3049 736-0140 736-0187 736-0204 738-0155 738-0507B 741-0225 741-3065A 747-1137 747-1138 748-0413 748-0415 783-0653 783-0732 783-0773 783-0780 683-0263 783-0668 736-0242 710-0627 634-0177 634-0104 634-0077 734-0255 734-1873 734-1730 DESCRIPTION Shoulder Spacer, .38 ID Variable-speed Belt Drive Belt Flat Idler, 2.75 OD Shift Lever Support Transmission Torque Bracket Idler Bracket Adjustable Shift Bracket Brake Control Assembly Speed Control Assembly AutoDrive™ Pedal Assembly Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x 2.5 Ferrule, 1/4-20 Pin, 3/8-16 x 2.43 Cotter Pin Compression Spring, .34 OD x 1.0 Extension Spring, .50 OD x 1.41 AutoDrive™ Pedal Pad Brake Pedal Pad Flat Washer, .281 x .5 x .0625 Flat Washer, .64 x 1.24 x .06 Flat Washer, .344 x .062 x .03 Shoulder Screw, .437 x 1.62 Shoulder Screw, .5 x .434 Hex Flange Bearing Split Hex Flange Bearing Cruise Control Rod Brake Lock Control Rod Cruise Latch Spacer, 5/16 x 1.54 Stearing Support Bracket AutoDrive™ Lockout Bracket Brake Pedal Neutral Return Bracket Lower Frame Assembly Hitch Plate Bell Washer, .34 x .872 Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-24 x .75 Wheel Assembly Complete, 20 x 10 x 8 Wheel Assembly Complete, 20 x 8 x 8 Rim Only Air Valve (Not Shown) Tire Only, 20 x 10 x 8, Square Shoulder Tire Only, 20 x 8 x 8, Square Shoulder IMPORTANT: The V-belts found on your tractor are specially designed to engage and disengage safely. A substitute (non-OEM) V-belt can be dangerous by not disengaging completely. For a proper working machine, use factory approved belts. 35 Models 1600 & 1800 10 47 52 48 46 49 51 55 16 5 57 56 54 53 38 58 5 21 25 49 11 26 63 62 61 24 31 63 60 5 15 45 6 59 2 5 12 8 18 10 27 19 4 3 29 14 9 20 34 23 10 32 13 5 36 28 10 35 33 1 17 13 23 22 41 43 30 44 38 39 7 37 40 36 Power Take-off System 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 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 PART NO. 683-0278 683-0282 710-0514 710-0597 710-0604 710-1260A 710-3011 710-3180 710-3199 712-0431 712-3004A 712-3010 712-3027 714-0111 725-1657A 731-2111 732-0977 732-0978 736-0140 736-0176 736-0272 738-1021 738-1125 741-0708 747-1112 747-1114 747-1174 748-0416 748-0421 756-0627 783-0744 783-0796 DESCRIPTION PTO Engagement Link w/ Weld Pin PTO Actuator Bracket w/ Weld Nut Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.0 (Grade 5) Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.0 (Grade 5) Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625 Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .75 Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 2.25 (Grade 5) Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.75 (Grade 5) Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.5 (Grade 5) Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16 Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18 Hex Nut, 5/16-18 Hex Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20 Cotter Pin Snap Mount Safety Interlock Switch PTO Knob Extension Spring, .62 OD x 2.16 Extension Spring, 1.2 OD x 3.638 Flat Washer, .385 x .62 x .063 Flat Washer, .25 x .93 x .12 Flat Washer, .51 x 1.0 x .60 Shoulder Screw, .5 x .27, 3/8-16 Shoulder Nut, 1/4-20 Hex Split Flange Bearing, .50 ID PTO Engagement Handle PTO Engagement Lever PTO Actuator Adjuster Link Shoulder Spacer, .38 ID Arm Spacer, .68 Flat Idler Pulley, 3.5 OD Stop Bracket PTO Actuator Bracket REF. NO. 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 PART NO. 783-0797 783-0798 783-0799 783-0806 710-0561 710-0599 736-0171 736-0322 750-0956 756-1158 756-1164 754-0472 754-0476 683-0263 723-0444 732-0755 732-0956 738-1014 783-0349 783-0668 783-0733 725-1426 736-0222 725-1747 738-1020 736-0407 712-0459 783-0653 725-1706 712-3044 712-0271 710-0751 DESCRIPTION PTO Engagement Arm PTO Engagement Link PTO Arm Deck Stop Hex Cap Screw, 7/16-20 x 2.5 (Grade 5) Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5 Lock Washer, 7/16 Flat Washer, .45 x 1.25 x .164 Spacer, 1.01 x 1.4 x .825 Engine Pulley, 5.56 Dia. x 3.56 Dia. Pulley Sheave PTO Belt (42-inch Decks) PTO Belt (46-inch Decks) Lower Frame Assembly Battery Strap Compression Spring, .1.314 OD x 2.35 Compression Spring, .66 OD x 1.5 Shoulder Screw, .5 x 1.25, 3/8-16 Battery Tray Hitch Plate Spacer Cup, 1.5 OD Solenoid, 12-Volt, 100 Amp Lock Washer, 1/4 Safety Interlock Plunger Switch Shoulder Screw, .625 x .5, 7/16-20 Bell Washer, .45 x 1.0 x .062 Flange Lock Nut, 7/16-20 Steering Support Bracket 12-volt Battery, 270 CCA Wing Nut, 1/4-20 Hex Sems Nut, 1/4-20 Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x .62 IMPORTANT: The V-belts found on your tractor are specially designed to engage and disengage safely. A substitute (non-OEM) V-belt can be dangerous by not disengaging completely. For a proper working machine, use factory approved belts. 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 Cub Beige, the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499. Cub Blue: 0685 Cub Yellow: 0498 Cub Beige: 0499 37 Models 1600 & 1800 10 10 3 38 10 18 33 46-inch Deck 14 16 24 26 28 35 7 34 10 2 9 27 21 32 3 50 20 29 25 26 15 18 19 19 22 5 23 23 13 32 36 19 18 1 29 25 12 8 26 6 37 11 31 1 30 30 17 17 43 47 32 42-inch Deck 9 27 21 23 55 19 22 41 20 29 25 26 44 48 4 23 48 52 53 42 32 44 51 29 54 25 26 45 11 12 13 49 17 38 40 17 49 Cutting Decks REF. PART NO. NO. 1 17982 2 618-0240 756-0959 3 618-0241 756-0603 4 683-0254 5 683-0265 6 710-0167 7 710-0347 8 710-0514 9 710-0528 10 710-0599 11 710-0650 12 710-0751 13 710-1260A 14 712-3288 15 712-0241 16 712-0291 17 712-0417A 18 712-0431 19 712-3027 20 714-0104 21 717-1553 22 731-1032A 23 732-0306 24 732-0594A 25 734-0973 26 736-0105 27 736-0119 28 738-0347 REF. NO. 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 DESCRIPTION Reinforcement Spindle Plate Spindle Assembly, 5 Dia. Pulley Only Double Pulley Spindle Assembly Double Pulley Only Deck Adjustment Bracket w/ Weld Nut 46-inch Deck Shell Carriage Screw, 1/4-20 x .5 Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.75 Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.0 Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.25 Self Tapping Screw,1/4-20 x .5 Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .875 Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x .62 Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .75 Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.62 Hex Nut, 3/8-24 Center Lock Nut, 1/4-20 Hex Flange Nut, 5/8-18 Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16 Hex Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20 Internal Cotter Pin, .072 x 1.12 Deck Adjustment Gear Side Discharge Chute Assembly Compression Spring, .406 x .531 x 1.75 Extension Spring, .91 x 7.33 Deck Wheel, 5 x 1.38 Bell Washer, .401 x .87 x .063 Lock Washer, 5/16 Shoulder Spacer, .625 x .169 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 PART NO. 738-0373 742-0611 742-0612 747-1116 754-0349 756-0627 783-0139 783-0141 783-0142 783-0747 783-0805 16606 618-0324 756-1151 683-0198 710-0604 712-0181 712-0271 712-3006 731-2231 736-0270 742-0616 753-0852 731-1643A 712-3087 712-0291 710-0106 753-0851 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 Cub Beige, the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499. Cub Blue: 0685 Cub Yellow: 0498 Cub Beige: 0499 39 DESCRIPTION Shoulder Spacer, .498 x 1.53 Three-in-one Blade, Star Center, 16.28 Three-in-one Blade, Star Center, 14.88 Deck Release Pin Deck Belt Flat Idler Pulley, 3.5 OD Idler Bracket Center Deck Skirt RH Deck Skirt LH Belt Cover RH Belt Cover Retainer Hook Spindle Assembly, 5.75 Dia Pulley Only 42-inch Deck Shell Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625 Top Lock Jam Nut, 3/8-16 Hex Sems Nut, 1/4-20 Hex Nut, 1/4-20 Belt Cover Bell Washer, .265 x .75 x .062 Three-in-one Blade, Star Center, 21.23 46-inch Deck Assembly Complete Mulch Plug, 42-inch Decks Wing Nut, 1/4-20 Center Lock Nut, 1/4-20 Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.25 42-inch Deck Assembly Complete (w/o mulch kit) Models 1600 & 1800 34 4 (for throttle) 12 Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Twin 22 3 9 (for choke) 11 7 3 2 13 9 20 19 18 21 25 6 10 5 8 10 5 17 10 5 14 16 (deflector must face forward) 1 15 33 9 4 31 30 13 Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Single 9 2 3 19 20 3 18 21 28 20 18 29 32 6 14 27 40 1 (deflector must face forward) Engine Accessories 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 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 PART NO. 710-0148 710-0599 710-0604 710-1237 710-1314 710-1315 712-3017 BS-691613 726-0205 736-0119 736-0148 751B221535 751-0535 751-0564 751-0616 751-0558 751-0559A 751-3140 751-3141 751-3142 783-0615 783-0625A 710-3206A 712-3086 725-0157 736-0607 751-0617 712-0271 721-0208 732-0966 751B213146 751-0619 746-1084 746-1086 DESCRIPTION Self Tapping Screw, #8-32 x .375 Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5 Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625 Screw, #10-32 x .625 Socket Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x .625 Self Tapping Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.25 Hex Nut, 3/8-16 Exhaust Gasket (Vanguard Twin) Hose Clamp Lock Washer, 5/16 Lock Washer, 3/8 x .682 x .036 Casing Clamp Fuel Line Hose Muffler Deflector Muffler, Twin Inlet RH Exhaust Pipe (Vanguard Twin) LH Exhaust Pipe (Vanguard Twin) Oil Drain Valve Oil Drain Hose Oil Drain Cap Muffler Heat Shield Engine Heat Shield Hex Cap Screw, M8-1.25 x 25 Flange Nut, M8-1.25 Cable Tie External Lock Washer, 5/16 Muffler, Single Inlet Hex Sems Nut, 1/4-20 (for starter cable) Exhaust Gasket (Vanguard Single) Extension Spring, .275 x 1.25 Casing Clamp Exhaust Pipe (Vanguard Single) Throttle/Choke Cable (Vanguard Single) Throttle Cable (Vanguard Twin) 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 Cub Beige, the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499. Cub Blue: 0685 Cub Yellow: 0498 Cub Beige: 0499 41 Model 1600 Labels 42 Model 1800 Labels 43 MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR: TWO-YEAR RESIDENTIAL ONE-YEAR COMMERCIAL Proper maintenance of your Cadet equipment is the owner’s responsibility. Follow the instructions in your operator’s manual for correct lubricants and maintenance schedule. Your Cub Cadet dealer carries a complete line of quality lubricants and filters for your equipment’s engine, transmission, chassis and attachments. Riding mowers, lawn tractors, Cadet attachments and home maintenance products This limited warranty for residential users, covers any defect in materials or workmanship in your Cadet equipment for two years from the date of purchase for the first user purchaser. We will replace or repair any part or parts without charge through your authorized Cub Cadet dealer. Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty with 100% replacement during the first three months. V-belts for either the traction drive or any attachments are covered for one year only. Cadet equipment used commercially is warranted for one year only. (Commercial use is defined as either having hired operators or used for income producing purposes.) Items not covered The warranty does not cover routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters (oil, fuel, air and hydraulic), cleaning, tune-ups, brake and/or clutch inspection, adjustments made as part of normal maintenance, blade sharpening, set-up, abuse, accidents and normal wear. It does not cover incidental costs such as transporting your equipment to and from the dealer, telephone charges or renting a product temporarily to replace a warranted product. There is no other express warranty. How to obtain service Contact your authorized Cub Cadet servicing dealer who sold you your Cadet equipment. If this dealer is not available, see the Consumer Yellow Pages under “lawn mowers” for the name of a dealer near you. If you need further assistance in finding an authorized Cadet servicing dealer, contact: Cub Cadet Corporation Post Office Box 368023 Cleveland, Ohio 44136 How does state law apply? This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.