Canon 6148B001 Digital Camera User Manual

Safety Instructions & Operator’s Manual for
REAR ENGINE RIDING MOWER
SERIES 23
MODELS
281023BVE
281123BV
281123BVE
281123HVE
281323BVE
301123BV
301123BVE
301323BVE
331323HVE
331523KVE
331523BVE
W280923BV
W281023BVE
W301023BVE
MODEL NUMBER EXPLANATION
33
15
23
K
V
CUTTING WIDTH
ENGINE HP
SERIES DESIGNATION
W - Model Designation
28 - 28” Cutting Deck
30 - 30” Cutting Deck
33 - 33” Cutting Deck
E
ENGINE OPTIONS
ENGINE TYPE
ENGINE MODEL
09 – 09.0 HP Engine
10 – 10.0 HP Engine
11 – 11.0 HP Engine
13 – 13.0 HP Engine
15 – 15.0 HP Engine
23 - Series Designation
B - Briggs Engine
K - Kohler Engine
H - Honda Engine
V - Over Head Valve
E - Electric Start
Thank you for buying a SNAPPER Product! Before operating your machine, read this manual carefully and pay
particular attention to the “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” on Pages 2 & 3. Remember that all power
equipment can be dangerous if used improperly. Also keep in mind that SAFETY requires careful use in
accordance with the operating instructions and common sense!
COPYRIGHT © 2002
SNAPPER INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
MANUAL No. 7-5118 (I.R. 6/21/02)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: This powerful cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and can throw objects that
can cause injury and damage! Failure to comply with the following SAFETY instructions could result in serious
injury or death to the operator or other persons. The owner of the machine must understand these instructions
and must allow only persons who understand these instructions to operate machine. Each person operating the
machine must be of sound mind and body and must not be under the influence of any substance, which might
impair vision, dexterity or judgment. If you have any questions pertaining to your machine which your dealer
cannot answer to your satisfaction, call or write the Customer Service Department at SNAPPER, McDonough,
Georgia 30253. Phone: (1-800-935-2967).
PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN
PROTECTION AGAINST TIPOVERS
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.
1. KEEP children out of the mowing area and under
the watchful care of a responsible adult.
2. DO NOT allow children in yard when machine is
operated (even with the blade OFF).
3. DO NOT allow children or others to ride on
machine or on attachments (even with the blades
OFF). They may fall and be seriously injured.
4. DO NOT allow pre-teenage children to operate
machine.
5. ALLOW only responsible adults & teenagers with
mature judgment under close adult supervision to
operate machine.
6. DO NOT operate blades in reverse. STOP BLADES.
LOOK and SEE behind and down for children, pets
and hazards before and while backing.
7. USE EXTRA CARE when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may
obscure vision.
(Continued From Previous Column)
5. STAY ALERT for holes and other hidden hazards.
Tall grass can hide obstacles. Keep away from
ditches,
washouts,
culverts,
fences
and
protruding objects.
6. KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE (at least 3 feet) away
from edge of ditches and other drop offs. The
machine could turn over if an edge caves in.
7. Always begin forward motion slowly and with
caution.
8. Use weights or a weighted load carrier in accordance
with instructions supplied with a grass catcher. DO
NOT operate machine on slopes exceeding 10
degrees (18% grade) when equipped with grass
catcher.
9. DO NOT put your foot on the ground to try to
stabilize the machine.
10. DO NOT operate machine on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
11. DO NOT operate machine under any condition
where traction, steering or stability is doubtful.
PREPARATION
1. Read, understand, and follow instructions and
warnings in this manual and on the machine,
engine and attachments. Know the controls and
the proper use of the machine before starting.
2. Only mature, responsible persons shall operate
the machine and only after proper instruction.
3. Data indicates that operators age 60 and above,
are involved in a large percentage of mowerrelated injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from serious injury.
4. Handle fuel with extra care. Fuels are flammable
and vapors are explosive. Use only an approved
fuel container. DO NOT remove fuel cap or add
fuel with engine running. Add fuel outdoors only
with engine stopped and cool. Clean spilled fuel
from machine. DO NOT smoke.
5. Practice operation of machine with BLADES OFF
to learn controls and develop skills.
6. Check the area to be mowed and remove all
objects such as toys, wire, rocks, limbs and other
objects that could cause injury if thrown by blade
or interfere with mowing.
PROTECTION AGAINST TIPOVERS
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control
and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe
injury or death. All slopes require extra CAUTION. If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on
the slope, DO NOT mow it. Use extra care with grass
catchers or other attachments; these affect the
handling and the stability of the machine.
1. DO NOT operate machine on slopes exceeding 15
degrees (27% grade).
2. Exercise EXTREME CAUTION on slopes above 10
degrees (18% grade). Turn blades OFF when
traveling uphill. Use a slow speed and avoid
sudden or sharp turns.
3. DO NOT operate machine back and forth across
face of slopes. Operate up and down. Practice on
slopes with blades off.
4. AVOID uphill starts. If machine stops going uphill
or tires lose traction, turn blades OFF and back
slowly down the slope.
2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PREPARATION
OPERATION
(Continued From Previous Page)
7. Keep people and pets out of mowing area.
Immediately STOP blades, STOP engine, and
STOP machine if anyone enters the area.
8. Check shields, deflectors, switches, blade
controls and other safety devices frequently for
proper operation and location.
9. Make sure all safety decals are clearly legible.
Replace if damaged.
10. Protect yourself when mowing and wear safety
glasses, long pants and substantial footwear.
11. Know how to STOP blades and engine quickly
in preparation for emergencies.
12. Use extra care when loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or truck.
13. Check grass catcher components frequently for
signs of wear or deterioration and replace as
needed to prevent injury from thrown objects
going through weak or worn spots.
(Continued From Previous Column)
14. Exercise CAUTION when pulling loads. Limit loads
to those you can safely control and attach loads to
hitch plate as specified with SNAPPER attachment
instructions.
15. DO NOT operate engine in enclosed areas. Engine
exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, a deadly
poison.
MAINTENANCE
1. DO NOT store machine or fuel container inside
where fumes may reach an open flame, spark or
pilot light such as in a water heater, furnace,
clothes dryer or other gas appliance. Allow engine
to cool before storing machine in an enclosure.
Store fuel container out of the reach of children in
a well ventilated, unoccupied building.
2. Keep engine free of grass, leaves or excess
grease to reduce fire hazard and engine
overheating.
3. When draining fuel tank, drain fuel into an
approved container outdoors and away from
open flame.
4. Check brakes frequently; adjust, repair or
replace as needed.
5. Keep all bolts, nuts and screws properly tight.
Check that all cotter pins are in proper position.
6. Always provide adequate ventilation when
running engine. Exhaust gases contain carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly poison.
7. Disconnect negative (black) cable from battery
before performing maintenance or service.
Cranking engine could cause injury.
8. DO NOT work under machine without safety
blocks.
9. Service engine and make adjustments only
when engine is stopped. Remove spark plug
wire(s) from spark plug(s) and secure wire(s)
away from spark plug(s).
10. DO NOT change engine governor speed
settings or overspeed engine.
11. Lubricate machine at intervals specified in
manual to prevent controls from binding.
12. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blades or wear heavy leather gloves and use
CAUTION when handling them.
13. DO NOT test for spark by grounding spark plug
next to spark plug hole; spark plug could ignite
gas exiting engine.
14. Have machine serviced by an authorized
SNAPPER dealer at least once a year and have
the dealer install any new safety devices.
15. Use only genuine SNAPPER replacement parts to
assure that original standards are maintained.
16. If battery is removed, DO NOT operate engine
without insulating Positive + battery cable
terminal with electrical tape, or sparking from
the battery cables can result
OPERATION
1. Mount and dismount machine from left side.
2. Start engine from operator's seat, if possible.
Make sure blades are OFF and parking brake is
set.
3. DO NOT leave machine with engine running.
STOP engine, STOP blades, SET brake, and
Remove key before leaving operators position
of any reason.
4. DO NOT operate machine unless properly
seated with feet on feet rests or pedal(s).
5. STOP BLADES and ENGINE and make sure
blades have stopped before removing grass
catcher or unclogging mower to prevent loss of
fingers or hand.
6. Blades must be OFF except when cutting grass.
Set blades in highest position when mowing
over rough ground.
7. Keep hands and feet away from rotating blades
underneath deck. DO NOT place foot on ground
while BLADES are ON or machine is in motion.
8. DO NOT operate machine without entire grass
catcher or guards in place. DO NOT point
discharge at people, passing cars, windows or
doors.
9. Slow down before turning.
10. Watch out for traffic when near or crossing
roadways.
11. STOP engine immediately after striking an
obstruction. Inspect machine and repair
damage before resuming operation.
12. Operate machine only in daylight or with good
artificial light.
13. Move joystick (if equipped) SLOWLY to
maintain control during speed and directional
changes.
3
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.........................................................................2-3
TABLE OF CONTENTS......................................................................................................4
SECTION 1 - FAMILIARIZATION .......................................................................................5
SECTION 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS................................................................6-12
Pre-start Checklist..........................................................................................................6
Operator’s Seat Adjustment..........................................................................................6
Starting & Stopping Engine, Blade & Wheel Drive ................................................7-10
Starting & Stopping Mower Blades .........................................................................9-10
Starting & Stopping Wheel Drive.............................................................................9-10
Parking Brake ...............................................................................................................11
Cutting Height Adjustment..........................................................................................11
Reverse Lockout Mechanism......................................................................................12
SECTION 3 - MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS.........................................................13-18
Service – After First 5 Hours ..................................................................................13-15
Change Engine Oil ....................................................................................................13
Service Engine Air Cleaner ......................................................................................13
Check Mower Blade ..................................................................................................13
Check Blade Drive Belt.............................................................................................14
Blade Brake ...............................................................................................................14
Service Brake / Park Brake.......................................................................................14
Check Interlock System............................................................................................14
Reverse Lockout Mechanism ..................................................................................15
Lubrication – Grease Fittings ..................................................................................15
Service – Every 25 Operating Hours .....................................................................15-17
Battery Fluid Level ....................................................................................................15
Mower Deck Levelness.............................................................................................15
Clean Mower Deck ....................................................................................................15
Mower Blade Spindle - Lubrication.........................................................................15
Mower Deck Linkage – Lubrication.........................................................................15
Front Wheel Bearing - Lubrication ..........................................................................16
Rear Axle Bearing – Lubrication..............................................................................16
Differential / Chain Case – Lubrication ..............................................................16-17
Service – Annually........................................................................................................17
Engine ........................................................................................................................17
Fuel Filter ...................................................................................................................17
Every Two Years...........................................................................................................17
Storage – Out of Season..............................................................................................17
Removing Fuel Tank ....................................................................................................18
SECTION 4- ADJUSTMENTS AND REPAIR ..............................................................19-27
Engine Adjustments & Repair.....................................................................................19
Mower Deck & Component Adjustments...................................................................19
Blade Brake Adjustment ..............................................................................................19
Mower Deck Adjustment (Side to Side Levelness) ...................................................20
Mower Deck Adjustment (Front to Rear Levelness) .................................................20
Mower Drive Belt Adjustment – 28” & 30” Decks .....................................................21
Rear Engine Rider Drive Components .......................................................................22
Service Brake/Park Brake Adjustment .......................................................................22
Mower Blade Replacement..........................................................................................23
Blade Sharpening.........................................................................................................23
Mower Drive Belt Removal/Replacement – 28” 30” & 33” Decks............................24
Battery Removal, Replacement, Service...............................................................25-27
ACCESSORIES .............................................................................................................27
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................................................28-29
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...........................................................................................30
MAINTENANCE/REPLACEMENT PARTS.......................................................................31
WARRANTY......................................................................................................................32
PRIMARY MAINTENANCE..........................................................................................33-36
PRODUCT REGISTRATION FORM .................................................................................37
IMPORTANT: The figures and illustrations in this manual are provided for reference only and
may differ from your specific model. Contact your Snapper dealer if you have questions.
4
Section 1 - FAMILIARIZATION
STEERING
WHEEL
FUEL TANK
ENGINE SPEED
CONTROL
TRANSMISSION
SHIFT LEVER
IGNITION
SWITCH
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
PARK BRAKE
LATCH
OVERRIDE
CONTROL
DISCHARGE
DEFLECTOR
BLADE
BLADE LEVER
FIGURE 1.1
1.1 INTRODUCTION
This manual has been prepared for the operator’s of the
SNAPPER Rear Engine Rider. Its purpose, aside from
recommending standard operating procedures and
routine service requirements, is to promote SAFETY
through the use of accepted operating practices. Read,
Understand and Follow the IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS on Pages 2 & 3 of this manual and All
SAFETY messages on the Rear Engine Rider and its
attachments before operating.
1.2 NOMENCLATURE
The nomenclature drawing above, Figure 1.1, shows the
essential parts of the SNAPPER Rear Engine Rider. It is
recommended that all operators of this equipment
become thoroughly familiar with the controls,
components, and operation of this machine before
operating. Specific details involving the engine are found
in the separate engine owner’s manual. Study these
manuals before operating and keep both handy for future
reference.
5
Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.1 PRE-START CHECK LIST
Make the following checks and perform the service
required before each start-up.
2.1.1. Check tires and add or release air as needed
to bring pressure to 12 PSI in front and 12 PSI in rear
tires.
2.1.2. Check guards, deflectors and covers to make
sure all are in place and securely tightened.
2.1.3. Check engine oil and add oil as needed to
bring level up to the FULL mark. Refer to engine
owner’s manual for oil specifications. See Figure 2.1.
2.2 OPERATOR’S SEAT ADJUSTMENT
2.2.1. FRONT TO REAR ADJUSTMENT
1. With the engine stopped, loosen the two adjusting
knobs and move seat to desired position. After
adjustment, tighten knobs securely. If seat does not
move after loosening knobs, it may be necessary to
loosen the 5/16” patch lock screws or hex nuts located
at the rear of the seat. See Figure 2.3.
OPERATOR’S
SEAT
ADJUSTING
KNOBS
SAFE LEVEL
AREA
FIGURE 2.1
2.1.4. Adjust seat as needed to most comfortable
position. Refer to Section “OPERATOR’S SEAT
ADJUSTMENT”.
2.1.5. Check blade control to insure it works freely.
If blade pedals are depressed, blade lever can be
moved manually from “ON” to “OFF” to stop
blade.
2.1.6. Check Reverse Lockout Mechanism. With
blade pedals depressed, shift lever must not go into
reverse.
2.1.7. Clean exterior surfaces of cutting deck and
engine of any accumulation of dirt, grass, oil, etc.
Keep engine air intake screen and cooling fins clear at
all times.
2.1.8. Add fuel to tank after pushing the Rear Engine
Rider outside where fumes can dissipate. Make sure
fuel filler cap is tight and vent is open after refueling.
Refer to engine owner’s manual for fuel specifications.
See Figure 2.2.
5/16” PATCH LOCK
SCREWS (DO NOT
OVERTIGHTEN)
ADJUSTING
KNOBS
OPERATOR’S
SEAT
OPEN
VENT
FUEL
FILLER
CAP
HEX NUTS
(DO NOT
OVERTIGHTEN)
FIGURE 2.3
FUEL
TANK
FIGURE 2.2
6
Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.3 STARTING & OPERATION
2.3.1. ENGINE (ELECTRIC START)
IMPORTANT: When the ignition key is turned to
“START”, the engine will turn over, but will not start
unless the Clutch/Brake pedal is pressed all the way
down, the Blade Lever is in the “OFF” position (See
Figure 2.5). The operator should be in the seat. Start
engine as follows:
1. Move transmission shift lever to (N) Neutral
position. DO NOT start engine with transmission
shift lever in a drive position.
TO START ENGINE,
PUSH CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL ALL THE WAY
DOWN
WARNING
It is possible to start engine with transmission shift
lever in a drive position. Follow starting instructions
carefully.
PARKING
BRAKE
LATCH
2. Make certain the Blade Lever is in the “OFF”
position. See Figure 2.4.
BLADE LEVER IN
“OFF” POSITION
FIGURE 2.5
RELEASE BLADE
PEDALS
CHOKE
POSITION
ENGINE
SPEED
CONTROL
FIGURE 2.6
FIGURE 2.4
3. Press Clutch/Brake Pedal all the way down and
hold while starting engine. See Figure 2.5.
4. Open vent on fuel filler cap by turning
counterclockwise. IMPORTANT: Failure to open
vent on the fuel filler cap can cause engine to stall.
See Figure 2.2.
5. Move engine speed control to the choke position to
start a cold engine. See Figure 2.6.
6. Turn key to the “START” position until engine
starts. See Figure 2.7. NOTE: If after 5 seconds of
cranking the engine and it does not start, release the
key, make sure the Clutch/Brake Pedal is fully
depressed and attempt starting again after waiting for
approximately 20 seconds.
7. After engine starts, move engine speed control to
the “FAST” position, allow a brief warm-up until engine
runs smooth.
KEY
FIGURE 2.7
(Continued on Next Page)
7
Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.3 STARTING & OPERATION
2.3.1. ENGINE (ELECTRIC START) (Continued)
8. Should the battery be too weak to start the engine,
refer to Section “ENGINE (MANUAL START)” to
manually start the electric start engines.
9. On Model 3314522BVE, the engine is equipped
with a fuel shut-off solenoid. If the battery is dead, the
engine can be started with the recoil back-up starter if
the throttle control is in the choke position (HOT engine
or COLD engine).
4. Open vent on fuel filler cap by turning
counterclockwise. NOTE: Failure to open vent on
the fuel filler cap can cause engine to stall.
5. Move engine speed control to the choke position
to start a cold engine. See Figure 2.6.
6. Turn key to “ON” position. See Figure 2.9.
2.3.2. ENGINE (MANUAL START)
IMPORTANT: When the ignition key is turned to
“ON”, and the recoil handle is pulled, the engine will
turn over, but will not start unless the Clutch/Brake
Pedal is pressed all the way down with Parking
Brake engaged (See Figure 2.8) and the Blade
Lever is in the “Off” position (See Figure 2.4). Start
engine as follows:
1. Move transmission shift lever to (N) Neutral
position. DO NOT start engine with transmission shift
lever in a drive position.
KEY
WARNING
It is possible to start engine with transmission shift
lever in a drive position. Follow starting instructions
carefully.
FIGURE 2.9
7. Pull starter rope with a smooth, even motion until
engine starts. Always guide the starter rope back
into the recoil housing. Never allow rope to snap
back. After Engine starts, move engine speed
control to the “FAST” position.
8. Allow a brief warm-up until engine runs smooth.
2. Make certain the Blade Lever is in the “OFF”
position. See Figure 2.4.
3. Press Clutch/Brake Pedal all the way down,
move Parking Brake Latch over and release the
Clutch/Brake Pedal to set Parking Brake. See
Figure 2.8.
TO START ENGINE,
PUSH CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL ALL THE DOWN
MOVE
PARKING
BRAKE
LATCH
OVER
FIGURE 2.8
8
Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
WARNING
Once blade is disengaged, it should come to a
complete stop in 3 seconds or less. If the blade
continues to rotate after 3 seconds, the blade brake
must be adjusted. Refer to Section “BLADE BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT” for adjustment procedures or return
machine to an authorized SNAPPER dealer for
adjustment. DO NOT CONTINUE to operate machine
until blade brake is adjusted and functioning
properly.
DO NOT operate blades in reverse. STOP BLADES.
LOOK and SEE behind and down for children, pets
and hazards before and while backing.
DEPRESS
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
2.3 STARTING & OPERATION
2.3.3. MOWER BLADE
1. With engine running, move engine speed control
to the “FAST” position.
2. Move blade lever forward to the “ON” position,
then depress blade pedals to hold blade lever in the
“ON” position. See Figure 2.10.
BLADE LEVER SHOWN IN
“ON” POSITION
BLADE PEDAL
SHOWN
DEPRESSED
FIGURE 2.11
FIGURE 2.10
2.3.4. WHEEL DRIVE
1. With engine running, adjust engine speed control
to “FAST” position.
2. Depress clutch/brake pedal. See Figure 2.11.
3. Place transmission shift lever in notch for first
speed. See Figure 2.12.
4. Release clutch/brake pedal to begin desired
ground speed.
5. During forward motion, the transmission shift
lever may be placed in any desired forward speed
without depressing the clutch/brake pedal.
THERE ARE FIVE
DIFFERENT FORWARD
GROUND SPEEDS AND ONE
REVERSE GROUND SPEED
SHIFT LEVER SHOWN IN
NEUTRAL POSITION
NOTE: For best cutting results, move the transmission
shift lever into a slow forward speed and the engine
speed control to a fast position. This combination will
allow the mower blades to lift the grass while cutting
smoothly and evenly.
FIGURE 2.12
9
Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TO APPLY
BRAKES, PUSH
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL ALL THE
WAY DOWN
WARNING
DO NOT leave the machine with the engine running.
STOP Blade. STOP engine. Shift to neutral and
engage park brake. Remove key.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
2.4 STOPPING - ENGINE, WHEEL DRIVE, BLADE
2.4.1. ENGINE
1. Stop engine by turning key to the “OFF” position.
See Figure 2.13.
TURN TO
“OFF”
POSITION
PARK BRAKE
LATCH SHOWN
ENGAGED
KEY
FIGURE 2.14
BLADE LEVER IN “OFF”
POSITION
FIGURE 2.13
2.4.2. WHEEL DRIVE
1. Stop motion of Rear Engine Rider by pushing
clutch/brake pedal all the way “DOWN” to apply
brake. See Figure 2.14.
RELEASE BLADE
PEDALS
WARNING
Once blade is disengaged, it should come to a
complete stop in 3 seconds or less. If the blade
continues to rotate after 3 seconds, the blade brake
must be adjusted. Refer to Section “BLADE BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT” for adjustment procedures or return
machine to an authorized SNAPPER dealer for
adjustment. DO NOT CONTINUE to operate machine
until blade brake is adjusted and functioning
properly.
FIGURE 2.15
2.4.3. MOWER BLADE
1. Stop mower blade by releasing blade pedals or
moving blade lever rearward to the “OFF” position.
See Figure 2.15.
10
Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.4 STOPPING - ENGINE, WHEEL DRIVE, BLADE
2.4.4. PARK BRAKE
1. Engage park brake by pushing clutch/brake pedal
“DOWN” and moving the park brake latch to the
“ENGAGED” position. While holding the park brake
latch “ENGAGED”, release clutch/brake pedal to set
park brake. See Figure 2.16.
2.5. CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
1. Adjust cutting height as desired to any one of
five positions using deck lift lever. Move deck lift
lever up or down to desired cutting height and then
move over to secure in the height of cut notch.
See Figure 2.18.
WARNING
DO NOT park the machine on slopes.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
HEIGHT OF CUT
NOTCHES
PARK BRAKE
LATCH SHOWN
ENGAGED
FIGURE 2.16
DECK LIFT
LEVER
2. Release park brake by pushing down on the
clutch/brake pedal, parking brake latch will move to
the “OFF” position unassisted. See Figure 2.17.
FIGURE 2.18
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL SHOWN
DISENGAGED
PARK BRAKE
LATCH SHOWN
IN “OFF”
POSITION
FIGURE 2.17
11
Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.6 REVERSE LOCKOUT MECHANISM
2.6.1. Reverse Lockout Mechanism Override
1. Stop machine. Stop blade.
2. Depress and hold Override Lever.
3. Depress and hold Blade Pedals. Release
Override Lever.
4. Move blade lever forward to “ON” position.
Data indicates that tragic back-over accidents occur
each year. These accidents usually involve
unsupervised children. Many times these children have
been given rides on the machine and have been trained
to view this potentially dangerous piece of machinery as
fun rather than being taught how to avoid danger.
WARNING
This riding mower has a Reverse Lockout Mechanism.
This mechanism prevents the mower from being shifted
into reverse with the blade running. To shift into reverse
you must first stop the blade by releasing the blade
pedals and then shift to reverse. It is our
recommendation that this mechanism remain functional
and the operator of this equipment develop the habit of
never backing up with the blade running. As the Safety
Instructions Indicate, DO NOT operate blades in
reverse. STOP BLADES, LOOK AND SEE BEHIND
AND DOWN for children, pets and hazards before
and while backing.
LOOK and SEE behind and down for children, pets
and hazards before and while backing.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use the Reverse Lockout
Mechanism Override as the normal operating mode. To
return to the Reverse Lockout Mechanism mode,
release blade pedals to turn blade off. The Override will
reset to Reverse Lockout. Check the Reverse Lockout
Mechanism frequently for proper function. With the
blade pedals depressed, the shift lever must not go into
reverse. DO NOT operate machine if Reverse Lockout
Mechanism is not functioning properly. Contact your
local Snapper dealer for assistance.
We realize that this could cause a change to your
previous mowing method but we encourage you to
adjust to this new system. Do not defeat the Reverse
Lockout Mechanism.
If you operate your mower near roadways or use
attachments that require quicker shifting to reverse,
there is an override lever provided. This lever can be
pushed and held before starting the blade and will allow
reverse operation until the blade pedals are released, at
which time the system will return to its Reverse Lockout
mode. This feature should never be selected unless you
are absolutely sure that no children or others are
present in the mowing area and that all children are
away and supervised by a responsible adult.
DANGER
LOOK and SEE behind and down for children, pets
and hazards before and while backing.
BLADES must be turned off before backing
machine.
DO NOT allow children on machine (even with
blades off) or in yard when mowing.
12
Section 3 – MAINTENANCE
5. After all the oil has drained, close the drain and
wipe up any oil that may have spilled. See Figure 3.1.
Dispose of used oil properly.
6. Fill engine crankcase with new oil. Refer to
your engine owner’s manual for oil specifications.
7. Change oil filter on 14HP Kohler engines at every
oil change. Refer to your engine owner’s manual for
service instructions.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance, service
or repairs with the engine running. STOP engine. STOP
blade. Engage parking brake. Remove key. Remove
spark plug wire from spark plug and secure away from
plug. Engine and components are HOT. Avoid serious
burns, allow all parts to cool before working on
machine. Fuel Filler Cap and vent must be closed
securely to prevent fuel spillage.
3.2.2. SERVICE ENGINE AIR CLEANER
The engine is equipped with a dual element air
cleaner. Both the foam pre-cleaner and cartridge
require service. Refer to Engine Owner’s Manual
for recommended service procedures.
3.1 INTRODUCTION
To retain the quality of the Rear Engine Rider, use
genuine SNAPPER replacement parts only. Contact a
local SNAPPER dealer for parts and service
assistance. For the correct part or information for a
particular Rear Engine Riding Mower, always mention
the model and serial number. SNAPPER recommends
returning the Rear Engine Rider to an authorized
SNAPPER dealer annually for inspection and addition
of any new devices, which might upgrade the safety of
the Rear Engine Rider. For the nearest SNAPPER
dealer in your area, check the yellow pages under the
heading LAWN MOWERS. For engine parts and
service, look for the engine manufacturer’s dealers
under the heading, ENGINES - gasoline.
3.2.3. CHECK MOWER BLADE
1. Follow WARNING statement found on this page.
2. Check fuel level in tank. If over 3/4 full, remove
tank. Refer to Section “REMOVING FUEL TANK”.
If 3/4 or less, proceed to next step.
3. Carefully stand Rear Engine Rider on rear
bumper.
WARNING
Remove the battery if the Rear Engine Rider will be left
standing on the rear bumper for longer than 2 hours.
Refer to Section “BATTERY REMOVAL”. DO NOT use a
cutting blade that shows signs of excessive wear or
damage on the Rear Engine Rider. Refer to Section
“MOWER BLADE REPLACEMENT” for proper blade
inspection and service procedures.
3.2 SERVICE - AFTER FIRST 5 HOURS
Routine maintenance is important to the performance
and life of your Rear Engine Rider. Service performed
properly and at the recommended interval is essential.
Refer to Section “MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE” in this
manual and in the Engine Owner’s Manual. Carefully
complete all of the recommended service procedures.
3.2.1. CHANGE ENGINE OIL
1. Place bricks or wooden blocks under the front
wheels to lower rear of engine.
2. Loosen or remove oil fill cap on engine.
3. Loosen oil drain plug.
4. Place a 2 quart minimum capacity container
under the end of the oil drain. Open oil drain. See
Figure 3.1 for oil drains used on the Rear Engine
Riders.
4. Check torque of blade mounting bolts. As
necessary, torque to 30 to 40 ft. lbs. See Figure 3.2.
5. Check blade for sharpness, wear and damage.
Refer to Section “BLADE WEAR LIMITS”.
REMOVE OIL PLUG TO
ALLOW OIL TO DRAIN
ROTATE COUNTERCLOCKWISE AND
PULL OUT TO OPEN
TORQUE BLADE
MOUNTING BOLTS TO
30 TO 40 FT. LBS.
FIGURE 3.2
PUSH IN AND ROTATE
CLOCKWISE TO CLOSE
6. Check blade for straightness. Refer to Section
“ADJUSTING MOWER BLADE”.
FIGURE 3.1
13
Section 3 - MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT: The blade drive belt on 33” decks does
not require tension adjustment. If the belt becomes worn
or slack it must be replaced. Refer to Section “BLADE
DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT”.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. STOP
engine. STOP blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage.
ENGINE
PULLEY
3.2 SERVICE - AFTER FIRST 5 HOURS
3.2.4. CHECK BLADE DRIVE BELT
The blade drive consists of a single belt from the
engine to the deck. Inspect for signs of deterioration
and proper tension.
1. Lower deck to lowest setting.
2. Remove four self-tapping screws, two on each
side of mower drive belt cover. See Figure 3.3.
3. Slide cover back and rotate out on left side of
mower deck.
BELT SPACING
SHOULD BE
1-1/4”
IDLER
PULLEY
REMOVE FOUR (4)
SELF-TAPPING
SCREWS
MOWER
DECK
PULLEY
REMOVE
COVER
FIGURE 3.4
3.2.5. BLADE BRAKE
1. Check blade brake for proper function. Blade should
stop rotating in 3 seconds or less after moving the blade
control lever to the “OFF” position or after releasing the
blade pedals.
WARNING
Blades must stop rotating in 3 seconds or less after
the blade has been turned off. DO NOT operate
machine until blade brake has been adjusted and
functioning properly.
FIGURE 3.3
4. With engine “OFF” and deck in 3rd height of cut
position, move blade lever back to the “ON” position
and depress blade pedals.
5. 28” and 30” Decks: Measure the belt spacing at
idler pulley. See Figure 3.4. The belt spacing
should be 1-1/4” but no less 1”. If the measurement
is less than 1”, the belt tension should be adjusted.
Refer
to
Section
“BLADE
DRIVE
BELT
ADJUSTMENT”.
2. If the blade continues to rotate longer than 3
seconds do not operate machine. Refer to Section
“BLADE BRAKE ADJUSTMENT” or contact your
SNAPPER dealer for assistance.
3.2.6. SERVICE BRAKE / PARK BRAKE
1. Check machine brake for proper function. Engage
park brake. Push machine. Rear tires should skid. Drive
machine forward and apply brake. Machine should come
to a complete stop in less than 5 ft.
2. If brakes are not functioning properly brake
adjustment must be completed before operating
machine. Refer to Section “SERVICE BRAKE – PARK
BRAKE ADJUSTMENT”.
WARNING
The following procedure requires the engine and
blades to be operated. Exercise extreme caution.
Clear area of loose parts & tools first. Only operate
blades when seated in the operator’s seat.
14
Section 3 – MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT: When cover is removed, you are
viewing the carburetor side of the air filter, which will
appear clean. Remove filter and pre-cleaner for
inspection.
WARNING
DO NOT operate machine if interlock system is not
functioning properly. Contact your SNAPPER dealer
immediately for assistance.
AIR CLEANER
LATCH
BRIGGS ENGINE SHOWN
3.2 SERVICE - AFTER FIRST 5 HOURS
3.2.7. INTERLOCK SYSTEM
Check interlock controls for proper function:
The engine MUST NOT start if:
1. Blade Control is “ON” and/or clutch/brake pedal is
released.
The engine and blades MUST STOP if:
2. The operator leaves the operator position with Blade
Control “ON” and/or clutch/brake pedal is released.
3.2.8. REVERSE LOCKOUT MECHANISM
Check function of Reverse Lockout Mechanism with
engine off.
1. Depress and hold blade pedals.
2. Depress and hold clutch/brake pedal.
3. Shift lever must not go into reverse.
AIR CLEANER
COVER
FIGURE 3.4
3. Refer to engine owner's manual for cleaning and
service instructions. Remove and clean engine air
pre-cleaner. Remove and replace engine air cleaner.
See Figure 3.5. Install pre-cleaner and air cleaner
per engine owner’s manual.
WARNING
DO NOT operate machine if Reverse Lockout
Mechanism is not functioning properly. Contact your
SNAPPER dealer immediately for assistance.
BRIGGS ENGINE SHOWN
AIR PRECLEANER
3.2.9. LUBRICATION – GREASE FITTINGS
The following components on the Rear Engine Rider are
equipped with grease fittings and require periodic
lubrication. Apply General Purpose grease (NLGI No.2)
with a grease gun.
1. Front Wheel Bearings. Refer to Section “FRONT
WHEEL BEARINGS – LUBRICATION”.
2. Rear Axle Bearing. Refer to Section “REAR AXLE
BEARING – LUBRICATION”.
3. Mower Blade Spindle. Refer to Section “MOWER
BLADE SPINDLE – LUBRICATION”.
3.3 SERVICE - EVERY 25 OPERATING HOURS
Perform all service required after the first 5 hours of
operation. Refer to Section “SERVICE – AFTER 5
HOURS”.
3.3.1. CHECK ENGINE
1. Change engine oil. Refer to Section “CHANGE
ENGINE OIL”. Refer to engine owner's manual for oil
specification.
2. Change air filter. Pull up and rotate the air cleaner
latch to remove cleaner cover. See Figure 3.4.
AIR CLEANER
FIGURE 3.5
4. Reinstall air cleaner cover. Insert tabs located at
the bottom of the cover into corresponding slots in
engine cover. Position cover and engage latch over
cover and rotate and push down to lock.
IMPORTANT: The tabs on the air cleaner cover
must be completely inserted into engine cover or the
compartment will not be completely sealed to
prevent debris from entering into the carburetor.
15
Section 3 - MAINTENANCE
WARNING
SPINDLE
GREASE FITTING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance or
service with the engine or blades running. Stop
blades. Stop engine. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wires from spark plugs and
(gas only) secure wires away from spark plugs.
Engine and components are HOT. Avoid serious
burns by allowing all parts sufficient time to cool.
Fuel Filler Cap and Vent must be closed securely to
prevent fuel spillage.
3.3 SERVICE - EVERY 25 OPERATING HOURS
3.3.2. BATTERY FLUID LEVEL
1. Remove battery. Refer to Section “BATTERY
REMOVAL”.
2. Remove battery caps. Check fluid level.
3. Add water only to bring fluid to proper level –
approximately 3/16” above plates.
DO NOT OVERFILL.
4. Reinstall battery. Refer to Section “BATTERY
INSTALLATION”.
FIGURE 3.5
3.3.7. FRONT WHEEL BEARING - LUBRICATION
1. Lubricate front wheel bearings with five shots of
general purpose grease, from grease gun. See
Figure 3.6.
3.3.3. MOWER DECK LEVELNESS
Check mower deck for proper level. Adjust as required.
Refer to Section “MOWER DECK ADJUSTMENT –
LEVELNESS”.
FRONT WHEEL
GREASE FITTING
3.3.4. CLEAN MOWER DECK
1. Follow WARNING statement found on this page.
2. Check fuel level in tank. If over 3/4 full, remove tank.
Refer to Section “REMOVING FUEL TANK”.
If 3/4 or less, proceed to next step.
3. Carefully stand Rear Engine Rider on rear bumper.
4. Clean underside of mower deck, removing all
accumulation of grass clippings and debris.
5. Clean top of deck, removing all grass clippings and
debris.
3.3.5 MOWER BLADE SPINDLE - LUBRICATION
1. Follow WARNING statement found on this page.
2. Check fuel level in tank. If over 3/4 full, remove tank.
Refer to Section “FUEK TANK REMOVAL”. If 3/4 or less,
proceed to next step.
3. Carefully stand Rear Engine Rider on rear bumper.
4. Lubricate spindle with three shots of general purpose
grease from grease gun. See Figure 3.5.
FIGURE 3.6
IMPORTANT: If the Rear Engine Rider will be on its
rear bumper for longer than two hours, remove the
battery. Refer to Section “BATTERY REMOVAL”.
3.3.6. MOWER DECK LINKAGE - LUBRICATION
Lubricate all mower deck linkage pivot points with a light
coat of motor oil.
16
Section 3 – MAINTENANCE
2. To check lubricant, remove fill/level plug and
visually inspect for lubricant on the internal parts of the
differential. If no lubricant is visible on the internal
parts of the differential, add transmission grease as
needed. See Figure 3.8.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. Stop
engine. Stop blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and Vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage.
IMPORTANT: Overfilling of the differential with lubricant will
cause lubricant to leak onto drive components of the Rear
Engine Rider.
DIFFERENTIAL
3.3 SERVICE - EVERY 25 OPERATING HOURS
3.3.8. REAR AXLE BEARING - LUBRICATION
1. The left rear axle bearing requires three shots of
general purpose grease from grease gun. See
Figure 3.7.
2. The right rear axle bearing is lubricated by the
differential lubricant and requires no grease.
PLUG
LEFT REAR
AXLE BEARING
GREASE
FITTING
FIGURE 3.8
3. Check fill/level plug for damage. If signs of wear or
cracks are visible, replace plug with new plug. See
Figure 3.9.
4. To check lubricant in chain case, remove fill/level
plug and look for lubricant on the internal
components of the chain case. If no lubricant is
visible, add SNAPPER transmission grease as
needed. See Figure 3.9.
AXLE
BOOTS
FIGURE 3.7
3.3.9. DIFFERENTIAL/CHAIN CASE - LUBRICATION
1. Stand rear engine rider on its rear bumper and
check the fill/level plug, for cracks and wear. Replace
fill/level plug if signs of wear are visible.
CHAIN
CASE
IMPORTANT: If the Rear Engine Rider will be on its
rear bumper for longer than two hours, remove the
battery. Refer to Section “BATTERY REMOVAL”.
FILL/LEVEL
PLUG
P.N. 1-1024
FIGURE 3.9
3.3.10. Check “MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE”
Section of Engine Owner’s Manual for additional
engine service.
17
Section 3 – MAINTENANCE
3.5 EVERY TWO YEARS
In addition to regular maintenance, the following
components of the Rear Engine Rider should be
carefully inspected every two years for wear or
damage. Replace worn or damaged parts with
genuine SNAPPER replacement parts available
from an authorized SNAPPER dealer.
3.5.1. All bushings and pivot areas.
3.5.2. Check both front wheel king pins.
3.5.3. Transmission shift lever and detent.
3.5.4. Clutch disc.
3.5.5. Clutch Yoke.
3.5.6. Mower deck linkage and pivot areas.
3.6 STORAGE (OUT OF SEASON)
If desired, the Rear Engine Rider can be stored on
the rear bumper. Perform the following procedures
to insure the Rear Engine Rider will operate
properly when taken out of storage.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. Stop
engine. Stop blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and
Vent must be closed securely to prevent fuel
spillage.
3.4 SERVICE - ANNUALLY
3.4.1. ENGINE
1. Perform all maintenance as specified in
“MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE” Section of this
manual.
3.4.2. FUEL FILTER
Service fuel filter as instructed below, on COLD
ENGINE ONLY!
IMPORTANT: To stop flow of fuel, tank may be
removed from bracket and set on the floor so the fuel
level will be below the filter. Refer to Section
“REMOVING FUEL TANK”.
1. Remove hose clamps from fuel filter.
2. Remove fuel lines from filter. Discard filter.
3. Install new fuel filter. See Figure 3.10.
4. Reinstall fuel tank into bracket.
5. Carefully reinstall fuel clamps.
6. Check fuel system for leaks.
3.6.1. Thoroughly clean the Rear Engine Rider by
removing all grass clippings and debris.
3.6.2. Perform maintenance and lubrication as
required.
3.6.3. Drain fuel from fuel tank.
3.6.4. Start engine and allow it to run until engine
runs out of fuel. This allows the carburetor and
fuel system to remain clean during storage.
3.6.5. Remove battery.
Refer to Section
“BATTERY STORAGE”.
3.6.6. Close vent on fuel filler cap.
3.6.7. Carefully stand Rear Engine Rider on rear
bumper in desired location for storage.
FUEL
TANK
3.7 REMOVING FUEL TANK
Before removing fuel tank from rear engine rider,
move rider outdoors where fumes can be easily
dissipated. Removal of the tank is accomplished
from the left side of the machine by pulling the tank
straight up and away from the fuel tank bracket.
Holding the fuel tank, remove the fuel filler cap and
pour remaining fuel in an approved container. See
Figure 3.11.
HOSE
CLAMPS
FUEL
FILLER
CAP
FUEL
FILTER
FUEL
TANK
P.N. 1-4359
FIGURE 3.10
FUEL TANK
BRACKET
FIGURE 3.11
18
Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR
WARNING
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. Stop
engine. Stop blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and Vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage.
DO NOT operate machine until blade brake is
adjusted and functioning properly. If blade stop time
can not be achieved with the adjustment procedure
described above, take machine immediately to an
authorized Snapper dealer.
3” to 3-1/4”
CLEARANCE
4.1 ENGINE ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR
Refer to the engine owner’s manual for those
adjustments and/or repairs that can be made by the
owner.
BLADE
LEVER
DISENGAGED
4.2 MOWER DECK & COMPONENT ADJUSTMENTS
The following mower deck and component
adjustments and repairs can be made by the owner.
However, if there is difficulty in achieving these
adjustments and repairs, it is recommended that
these repairs be made by an authorized SNAPPER
dealer.
WARNING
Once blade is disengaged it should come to a stop
in 3 seconds or less. If the blade continues to rotate
after 3 seconds the blade brake must be adjusted.
DO NOT continue to operate the machine if the blade
brake is not operating properly.
MEASURE FROM
THIS EDGE
4.2.1. BLADE BRAKE ADJUSTMENT
The automatic Blade Brake should stop the blades
within 3 seconds anytime the blades are
disengaged by moving blade lever to the "OFF"
position or by releasing the Blade Pedals. When
the Blade Brake is properly adjusted there should
be 3” to 3-1/4" clearance between the Blade
Engagement Lever and the edge of the Latch
Plate. Check this by disengaging the Blade Lever
as shown in Figure 4.1. Perform the following
measurement and adjustment.
1. With the blade engagement lever disengaged,
measure the distance between the front of the
blade lever and the edge of the latch plate. The
dimension should be 3” to 3-1/4" clearance
between lever and edge of plate. See Figure 4.1.
If the dimension is incorrect go to step 2.
2. Remove Belt Cover. Refer to Section “BLADE
BELT COVER REMOVAL”.
3. If dimension is greater than 3-1/4”, rotate nut
clockwise to increase brake tension. If dimension
is less than 3”, rotate nut counter-clockwise to
decrease brake tension. See Figure 4.2.
4. Reinstall belt cover and tighten bolts securely.
FIGURE 4.1
ROTATE NUT CLOCKWISE TO
INCREASE BRAKE TENSION.
ROTATE NUT COUNTERCLOCKWISE TO DECREASE
BRAKE TENSION.
FIGURE 4.2
(Continued on Next Page)
19
Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR
7. Move lift arm up or down as required until blade tips
are within 1/8” of each other. See Figure 4.3.
8. Tighten shoulder bolt & nut loosened in Step 6.
Recheck both sides of deck for correct levelness.
9. Readjust rear hanger chain pivots to align with
holes in support brackets.
See Figure 4.4.
10. Remove angle iron, pipe, or similar object and
proceed to check front to rear levelness.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. STOP
engine. STOP blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage.
4.2.3. MOWER DECK ADJUSTMENT
(Front to Rear Levelness - 28”, & 33” Decks)
With the Rear Engine Rider on a smooth, level
surface, rotate blade until blade tips are at front and
rear of deck. Measure the distance from blade tips
to floor. The distance should be the same, or the
rear 1/8” to 1/4” lower than the front. If the rear
blade tip is higher or is more than 1/4” lower than
the front, proceed with adjustment. Go to Step 1.
4.2.2. MOWER DECK ADJUSTMENT
(Side-To-Side Levelness)
Before making deck leveling adjustments, check the
tire pressure. Front tires 12 PSI, rear tires 12 PSI. If
tires are properly inflated and mowing is still uneven,
adjust side-to-side deck levelness.
1. Place Rider on a smooth level surface.
2. Turn engine off and remove key, remove spark
plug wire from spark plug and secure wire away from
plug.
3. Place a piece of angle iron, pipe, or similar object
under center of deck at the rear.
4. Remove rear hanger chains and allow center, rear
of deck to rest on angle iron.
5. Measure the distance from blade tips to floor. If the
measurement is within 1/8” from side-to-side, the deck
attitude is satisfactory. If difference from side-to-side is
greater than 1/8”, continue with adjustment.
6. Loosen the shoulder bolt & nut that retains the left
side of blade pedal. See Figure 4.3.
(Front to Rear Levelness - 30” Decks)
With the Rear Engine Rider on a smooth, level
surface, rotate blade until blade tips are at front and
rear of deck. Measure the distance from blade tips to
floor. The distance should be the same, or the rear
1/8” to 1/4” higher than the front. If the rear blade tip is
lower or is more than 1/4” higher than the front,
proceed with adjustment. Go to Step 1.
1. Remove rear hanger chains.
2. Turn each hanger pivot the same number of
rotations on the eye-bolt to raise or lower the rear of
the deck. See Figure 4.4.
3. Reinstall rear hanger chains and measure blade
tips again.
4. Repeat steps “1” through "3” until proper
levelness is obtained.
BLADE PEDAL
LOOSEN
SHOULDER
BOLT & NUT
FLOOR
FRONT
REAR
X-1/8”
HANGER
CHAIN PIVOT
HAIRPIN
LIFT
ARM
FIGURE 4.3
SUPPORT
BRACKET
HANGER
CHAIN
FIGURE 4.4
20
Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR
WARNING
SLIDE FRONT
END ASSMBLY
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. STOP
engine. STOP blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage.
LOOSEN
HARDWARE
4.2.4. MOWER DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT
(FOR 28" & 30” DECKS ONLY)
1. Remove mower drive belt cover. Refer to
Section “CHECK MOWER DRIVE BELT”.
2. Move blade lever up and over to the “ON” position.
3. Place deck cutting height in the 3rd position.
Measure the belt spacing between idler pulley and
belt. The distance should measure 1-1/4” but no
less than 1”. See Figure 4.5.
LOOSEN HARDWARE AND SLIDE FRONT
FRAME ASSEMBLY FORWARD TO OBTAIN THE
DESIRED BELT TENSION MEASUREMENT
FIGURE 4.6
12. Peel back the rubber clutch/brake pedal pad and
push one ferrule through hole in pedal to attain slack
in cable. See Figure 4.7. Recheck cable for the
approximate 3/16” of slack. Replace pedal pad when
adjustment is complete.
1-1/4”
IMPORTANT: Too much slack may cause improper
clutching and braking could be affected. Too little slack
may cause improper clutch function. Recheck service
brake/park brake and readjust if necessary. Refer to
Section “SERVICE BRAKE/PARK BRAKE ADJUSTMENT”.
SPINDLE
PULLEY
IDLER
PULLEY
ENGINE DRIVE
PULLEY
ASSEMBLY
PEEL BACK PEDAL PAD. PUSH
ONE FERRULE THROUGH PEDAL.
RECHECK CABLE SLACK
FIGURE 4.5
FERRULE
4. If the distance is less than 1”, adjust belt tension.
5. Move blade lever to the “OFF” position.
6. Loosen hardware that secures the clamp that
anchors the front frame assembly to the rear main
case. See Figure 4.6.
7. Pull front frame forward until belt spacing, with
blade lever “ON”, measures 1-1/4”.
8. Retighten hardware that secures clamp. Make sure
hardware is tightened securely.
IMPORTANT: The SNAPPER Rear Engine Rider Models
with 33” decks do not require belt tension adjustment. But, if
front frame assembly clamp is loosened for any reason,
recheck belt spacing between idler pulley and belt. With
blade lever in the “ON” position, the distance should
measure 1-3/4”.
9. When belt adjustment is complete it will be
necessary to check Clutch/Brake Cable slack.
10. Disengage parking brake and allow pedal to remain
in the engaged wheel drive (Up) position. See Figure
4.7.
11. Clutch/Brake Cable should have approximately
3/16” of slack. If the cable does not have slack
adjustment of cable must be performed.
PEDAL IS SHOWN IN
THE ENGAGED OR UP
POSITION
FERRULE
FIGURE 4.7
21
Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR
6. If measurement is not 3/4”, loosen the two jamnuts. See Figure 4.10. Hold the clutch/brake cable to
the chain case bracket.
7. Adjust cable up or down using the jam-nuts to
obtain a distance of 3/4” between end of clutch/brake
cable (adjustment shown in inset of Figure 4.9) and
bottom of housing. See Figure 4.9.
8. After adjustment is complete, securely tighten cable
jam-nuts.
9. Retest wheel brake.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. STOP
engine. STOP blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage.
CHAIN
CASE
4.3 REAR ENGINE RIDER DRIVE COMPONENTS
Your Snapper rider is equipped with a patented
smooth start clutch. The clutch should operate
smoothly and provide ample traction. If problems are
experienced, contact your Snapper dealer for repair.
CLUTCH
YOKE
4.3.1 SERVICE BRAKE/PARK BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
Test the wheel brake on a dry concrete surface.
When properly adjusted, the Rear Engine Rider will
stop within 5 feet from fastest speed. If stopping
distance is more than 5 feet, the wheel brake
should be adjusted as follows:
1. Follow WARNING statement found on this page.
Check fuel level in tank. Refer to Section
“REMOVING FUEL TANK”. If over 3/4 full, remove
tank.
2. If 3/4 or less, proceed to next step.
3. Carefully stand Rear Engine Rider on rear
bumper.
4. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
Move and hold the park brake lever in the “ON”
position and release the clutch/brake pedal to lock
the park brake. See Figure 4.8.
CABLE
HOUSING
SPRING
HOUSING
CABLE
EYE
COTTER PIN
COTTER
PIN
3/4”
FIGURE 4.9
CHAIN
CASE
BRAKE CABLE
LOOSEN
JAM NUTS
DEPRESS
CLUTCH/BRAKE
MOVE PARKING
BRAKE LATCH OVER
TO LOCK
FIGURE 4.10
FIGURE 4.8
5. Measure the distance between end of
clutch/brake cable and bottom of housing.
Measurement should be 3/4”. See inset of Figure
4.9.
22
Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR
5. Inspect condition of blade. See Figure 4.11.
6. If blade is in good condition, sharpen at 22 to 28
degrees. DO NOT sharpen beyond existing cutting
edge. See Figure 4.13.
7. Check blade balance after sharpening. If
necessary, correct blade balance by grinding the
heavy end of blade.
8. Reinstall blade. See Figure 4.12. Torque blade
mounting bolts to recommended range of 30 to 40
ft. lbs.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. Stop
engine. Stop blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and Vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage. DO
NOT use a cutting blade that shows signs of
excessive wear or damage. On Rear Engine Riders
equipped with a grass catcher attachment, the air
lifts should be replaced when the blade is replaced.
NUT
LOCKWASHER
4.4 MOWER BLADE REPLACEMENT
4.4.1. BLADE WEAR LIMITS
1. Inspect blade frequently for signs of excessive
wear or damage. See Figure 4.11.
NEW BLADE
WEAR LIMIT
(Notch Starts)
BLADE
MOUNTING
BOLTS
BLADE
FIGURE 4.12
DANGEROUS CONDITION!
DO NOT USE ON MOWER!
REPLACE WITH NEW
BLADE.
DO NOT SHARPEN
BEYOND
ORIGINAL
CUTTING EDGE
22º TO 28º
FIGURE 4.11
BLADE TIP
WARNING
Wear heavy leather gloves when handling or working
around cutting blades. Blades are extremely sharp
and can cause severe injury. DO NOT use a cutting
blade that shows signs of excessive wear or
damage.
ORIGINAL CUTTING EDGE
4.4.2. BLADE SHARPENING
1. Follow WARNING statement found on this page.
2. Check fuel level in tank. If over 3/4 full, remove
tank. Refer to Section “REMOVING FUEL TANK”. If
3/4 or less, proceed to next step.
3. Carefully stand Rear Engine Rider on rear bumper.
4. Remove blade. See Figure 4.12.
FIGURE 4.13
23
Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR
9. Route belt onto spindle pulley. Make sure belt is
inside spindle belt guide and idler belt guide. Route belt
as shown in Figure 4.15 or 4.16.
10. Reinstall idler removed in Step 8. The idler belt
guide tab should be positioned in the hole located on
idler arm. Tighten idler pulley bolt securely.
11. Adjust belt guide. See Figure 4.15 or 4.16 for
proper belt-to-belt guide clearances.
12. Check mower drive belt tension and adjust if
necessary (28” & 30” decks only). Refer to Section
“MOWER DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT”.
13. Reinstall mower drive belt cover.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. STOP
engine. STOP blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage.
4.5 MOWER DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
Inspect mower drive belt as described in Section
“CHECK MOWER DRIVE BELT”. Replace belt if signs
of excessive wear and/or damage are present.
28” & 30” DECKS
IDLER BELT GUIDE
4.5.1. BELT REMOVAL
1. Remove mower drive belt cover. Refer to
Section “DRIVE BELT COVER REMOVAL”.
2. Remove old belt.
1/16” NOMINAL
4.5.2. BELT REPLACEMENT
1. Follow WARNING statement found on this page.
2. Check fuel level in tank. If over 3/4 full, remove
tank. Refer to Section “REMOVING FUEL TANK”. If
3/4 or less, proceed to next step.
3. Carefully stand Rear Engine Rider on rear bumper.
4. Route new belt through engine belt guide up to
engine pulley. See Figure 4.14.
REMOVE IDLER
FIGURE 4.15
ENGINE PULLEY
33” DECKS
33” MODELS
(DUAL IDLER SYSTEM)
ENGINE
BELT
GUIDE
1/16” NOMINAL
REMOVE IDLER
FIGURE 4.14
5. Move transmission shift lever to the neutral (N)
position.
6. Rotate clutch yoke (clutch yoke shown in Figure
4.9) out with your hand and work belt between drive
disc and rubber driven disc.
7. To clear the primary chain case, move
transmission shift lever to the #5 position. Route
belt around drive disc and into drive pulley belt
groove.
8. Remove idler. See Figure 4.15 and 4.16.
FIGURE 4.16
24
Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR
WARNING
RED
POSITIVE (+)
CABLE
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. Stop
engine. Stop blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and Vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage. DO
NOT attempt to service or charge the battery while it
is installed on the machine.
POSITIVE TERMINAL
INSULATOR
BLACK
NEGATIVE (-)
CABLE
4.6 BATTERY
4.6.1. BATTERY REMOVAL
1. Carefully pull each side of battery cover away
from ratchet fasteners and remove cover. See
Figure 4.17.
INSTALL BATTERY POSITIVE
(+) END FIRST INTO
BATTERY COMPARTMENT IN
DIRECTION OF ARROW AS
SHOWN
FIGURE 4.18
BATTERY COVER
WARNING
Cables must be connected to battery terminals in the
proper position as show in Figure 4.18. DO NOT
attempt to charge battery while installed on the Rear
Engine Rider. DO NOT use “BOOST” chargers on the
battery.
RATCHET
FASTENERS
4.6.2. BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Slide battery partially into battery housing.
2. Connect positive (+) cable (red) first, from
wiring harness to the positive terminal (+) on
battery using bolt and nut provided in hardware
bag. Connect negative (-) cable (black) last, to
negative terminal (-) on battery using bolt and nut.
Apply a small amount of grease over terminals to
prevent corrosion.
3. Reinstall positive terminal insulator.
4. Insert battery completely into battery housing.
5. Reinstall battery cover. See Figure 4.17.
6. Reinstall swivel and hair pin for deck support.
FIGURE 4.17
2. Remove the hair pin and swivel from the deck
support to allow clearance for battery removal.
3. Slide battery from battery box to gain access to
terminal cables.
4. Observe and note cable positions on battery.
See Figure 4.18.
5. Disconnect cables from battery terminals,
disconnecting BLACK (Negative) cable first. Retain
mounting bolts and nuts.
CAUTION
If battery is removed, DO NOT operate engine
without insulating Positive + battery cable terminal
with electrical tape, or sparking from battery cables
can result.
25
Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR
WARNING
WARNING
The electrolyte (acid) produces a highly explosive gas.
Keep all sparks, flame and fire away from area when
charging battery or when handling electrolyte or
battery. Electrolyte (acid) is a highly corrosive liquid.
Wear eye protection. Wash affected areas immediately
after having eye or skin contact with electrolyte (acid).
Battery acid is corrosive. Rinse empty acid containers
with water and mutilate before discarding. If acid is
spilled on battery, bench, or clothing, etc., Flush with
clear water and neutralize with baking soda. DO NOT
attempt to charge battery while installed on the RIDER.
DO NOT use “BOOST” chargers on the battery.
DO NOT attempt to charge battery while installed on the
Riding Mower. DO NOT use “BOOST” chargers on the
battery. DO NOT OVERFILL!
5. Slow charge the battery at 1 amp for 2 hours to
bring the battery to full charge.
6. After charging, check level of electrolyte and add
as needed to bring level to 3/16” above cell plates.
7. Reinstall cell caps.
8. Remove the hair pin and swivel from the deck
support to allow clearance for battery installation.
9. Slide battery partially into battery housing.
10. Connect positive (+) cable (red) first, from wiring
harness to the positive terminal (+) on battery using
bolt and nut provided in hardware bag. Connect
negative (-) cable (black) last, to negative terminal (-)
on battery using bolt and nut. Apply a small amount of
grease over terminals to prevent corrosion.
11. Insert battery completely into battery housing.
12. Reinstall battery cover. See Figure 4.17.
13. Reinstall swivel and hair pin for deck support.
4.6.3. BATTERY SERVICE
1. Remove battery. Refer to Section “BATTERY
REMOVAL”.
2. Place battery in a well ventilated area on a level
surface.
3. Using distilled water, refill cells as required to
cover cell plates of which can also be visualized
through the plastic battery case.
4. With cell caps removed, connect battery charger
to battery terminals. Red to positive (+) terminal
and black to negative (-) terminal.
5. Slow charge battery at 1 amp for 10 hours.
6. If battery will not accept charge or is partially
charged after 10 hours of charging at 1 amp,
replace with new battery.
4.6.6. BATTERY TESTING
There are two types of battery tests: Unloaded and
Loaded. The unloaded test is the procedure that will
be discussed. It’s the simplest and most commonly
used. An unloaded test is made on a battery without
discharging current. To perform unloaded testing,
check charge condition using either a hydrometer or
voltmeter.
1. Using a voltmeter, voltage readings appear
instantly to show the state of charge. Remember to
hook the positive lead to the battery’s positive
terminal, and the negative lead to the negative
terminal.
2. A hydrometer measures the specific gravity of
each cell. The specific gravity tells the degree of
charge; generally, a specific gravity of about 1.265
to 1.280 indicates full charge. A reading of 1.230 to
1.260 indicates the battery should be charged. The
chart on the next page shows the charge level as
measured by syringe float hydrometer, digital
voltmeter and five ball hydrometer.
4.6.4. BATTERY STORAGE
If mower is to be stored out of season on its rear
bumper, it is recommended the battery be removed,
charged and stored.
1. Remove battery. Refer to Section “BATTERY
REMOVAL”.
2. Perform battery service.
3. Bring battery to full charge, if required.
4. Store battery in an area away from the RIDER on a
wood surface. DO NOT STORE BATTERY ON A
CONCRETE SURFACE.
4.6.5. NEW BATTERY PREPARATION
1. Remove battery from carton.
2. Place battery in a well ventilated area on a level
non-concrete surface.
3. Remove battery cell caps. Fill cells as required
with electrolyte (purchased separately) to proper
level. Fill to 3/16” above cell plates. Filling battery
with electrolyte will bring the battery to 80% charged
state.
4. With cell caps removed, connect battery charger to
battery terminals; RED to positive (+) and BLACK to
negative (-) terminal.
WARNING
Shield the positive terminal with terminal cover
located on battery harness. This prevents metal from
touching the positive terminal, which could cause
sparks.
(Battery Testing Chart on Next Page)
IMPORTANT: 3/16” above cell plates is the recommended
level. DO NOT place anything in battery other than specified
electrolyte.
26
Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR
4.6.6. BATTERY TESTING
Battery Condition Chart
State of Charge
100% Charged w/ Sulfate Stop
100% Charged
75% Charged
50% Charged
25% Charged
0% Charged
Syringe Hydrometer
1.280
1.265
1.210
1.160
1.120
Less than 1.100
Digital Voltmeter
12.80v
12.60v
12.40v
12.10v
11.90v
Less than 11.80v
Five Ball Hydrometer
Five Balls Floating
Four Balls Floating
Three Balls Floating
Two Balls Floating
One Ball Floating
Zero Balls Floating
SNAPPER REAR ENGINE RIDER ACCESSORIES
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION OF KIT
MODELS USED ON
6-0517................................ Wheel Weight (8” Wheels) ............................... All Rear Engine Riders
6-0601................................ Smooth Start Clutch.......................................... All Rear Engine Riders
6-0697................................ Dump Cart......................................................... All Rear Engine Riders
6-1400................................ Gauge Wheel.................................................... All 33” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-0794................................ Gauge Wheel.................................................... All 41” & 42” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-0941................................ Single Bag Catcher ........................................... All 25” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-0942................................ Single Bag Catcher ........................................... All 26” & 30” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-0943................................ Single Bag Catcher ........................................... All 28” & 33” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-0944................................ Single Bag Catcher ........................................... All 41” & 42” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-0945................................ Twin Bag Catcher ............................................. All 41” & 42” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-0946................................ Twin Bag Catcher ............................................. All 28” & 33” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-0947................................ Bag-N-Wagon ................................................... All 28” & 33” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-0948................................ Thatcherizer ...................................................... All Series 7 & Newer Riders
6-0964................................ Wagon Cover .................................................... All 28” & 33” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-1190................................ Weight (Front)................................................... All Series 7 & Newer Riders
6-0959................................ Dozer Blade (36” Blade).................................... All Rear Engine Riders
6-0357................................ Tire Chains (Tires-16 x 6.50-8)......................... All Rear Engine Riders
6-0358................................ Tire Chains (Tires-16 x 4.80-8)......................... All Rear Engine Riders
6-1823................................ Ninja Recycling (Cover) .................................... All 25” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-1049................................ Recycling (Cover).............................................. All 25” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-1253................................ Ninja Recycling (Cover) .................................... All 28” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-1254................................ Ninja Recycling (Cover) .................................... All 30” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-1255................................ Ninja Recycling (Cover) .................................... All 33” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-1987................................ Ninja Recycling (Cover) .................................... All 41” & 42” Deck Rear Engine Riders
6-1910................................ Utility Trailer
6-1911................................ Aerator
6-1912................................ Dethatcher
6-1913................................ Lawn Sweeper
6-1914................................ Dethatcher Kit
6-1915................................ Lawn Roller
6-1916................................ Broadcast Spreader
27
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine Will Not
Start Using
Recoil Starter
Engine Will Not
Start Using
Electric Starter
Engine Stalls After
Running
Engine Loses
Power
PROBABLE CAUSE
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Engine needs choking.
3. Spark plug wire disconnected.
4. Faulty parking brake, blade or ignition switch.
5. Park brake not engaged.
6. Ignition is in the OFF position.
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Engine needs choking.
3. Spark plug wire disconnected.
4. Faulty parking brake, blade or ignition switch.
5. Park brake not engaged.
6. Blown Fuse.
7. Faulty interlock module.
8. Ignition is in the OFF position.
9.Battery is weak or dead.
10. Battery cables loose, broken disconnected or
corroded.
11. Faulty electric starter or starter solenoid.
12. Starter cable loose, broken or disconnected.
13. Electrical wiring harness disconnected or broken.
1. Operator not in seat.
2. Choke control in the “CHOKE” position.
3. Fuel tank empty.
4. Engine air pre-cleaner and or air cleaner dirty.
5. Spark plug defective or gap set improperly.
6. Fuel filter restricted.
7. Water, debris or stale fuel in fuel system.
1. Excessive load on engine.
2. Engine air pre-cleaner or air cleaner dirty.
3. Spark plug faulty.
4. Water, debris or stale fuel in fuel system.
5. Debris build up on engine cooling screen.
1. Throttle control set too “FAST”.
Engine Backfires
When Turned To
“STOP”
Excessive Vibration 1. Damaged, out of balance or bent mower blades.
2. Loose blade components.
3. Loose or missing air lift (if equipped).
4. Lumpy or frayed belt.
5. Bent Idler, stationary or spindle pulley.
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel to proper level.
2. Move choke control to “CHOKE” position.
3. Place spark plug wire onto spark plug.
4. Contact authorized SNAPPER dealer.
5. Engage park brake.
6. Turn ignition switch to the RUN position.
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel to proper level.
2. Move choke control to “CHOKE” position.
3. Place spark plug wire onto spark plug.
4. Contact authorized SNAPPER dealer.
5. Engage park brake.
6. Replace with new 20 AMP fuse.
7. Contact authorized SNAPPER dealer.
8. Turn ignition switch to the START position.
9. Charge or replace with new battery.
10. Clean and connect battery cables. If
broken, replace with new battery cables.
11. Contact authorized SNAPPER dealer.
12. Connect starter cable. If broken, replace
with new starter cable.
13. Connect or replace with new wiring harness.
1. Sit in operator’s seat.
2. Move choke control to “OFF” position.
3. Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel to proper level.
4. Clean free of all debris.
5. Service spark plug.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Drain and clean fuel system.
1. Lessen load.
2. Clean or replace filters.
3. Service spark plug.
4. Drain and clean fuel system. Replace filter.
5. Clean all debris from engine cooling screen.
1. Set throttle control to “SLOW” and allow
engine to idle. Then, turn key to “OFF”.
1. Service mower blade(s).
2. Service and tighten loose parts.
3. Replace air lifts. Tighten to proper torque.
4. Replace belt.
5. Replace pulley.
(Trouble Shooting Continued on Next Page)
28
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
Rider Will Not Move 1. Drive disc worn or damaged.
2. Rubber drive disc is not tracking properly on
Loss Of Traction
drive disc.
3. Tapered axle bolt and nut missing.
4. Axle bearing seized.
5. Insufficient lubrication in chain case or
transmission/differential.
Blade(s) Not Cutting 1. Blade engagement lever in the “OFF” position.
2. Mower belt slipping.
3. Cutting blade is dull, worn or damaged.
1. Uneven tire pressure.
Cutting Grass
Improperly
2. Cutting height too low or high.
3. Engine speed too slow.
4. Forward speed too fast.
Poor Grass
Discharge
5. Terraced cut, side to side.
6. Excessive deck pitch, front to rear.
7. Cutting blade(s) dull or damaged.
8. Mower belt slipping.
1. Engine speed too slow.
2. Forward speed too fast.
Oil Leaking
3. Grass is wet.
4. Excessively dull, worn or damaged blade(s).
5. Build up of grass clippings and debris under
deck.
6. Improper blade installed on deck.
1. Leaking chain case or differential plugs.
2. Leaking engine block.
29
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Replace drive disc.
2. Adjust rubber drive disc.
3. Replace with SNAPPER tapered bolt & nut.
4. Contact authorized SNAPPER dealer.
5. Contact authorized SNAPPER dealer.
1. Move lever to the “ON” position.
2. Adjust or replace mower belt.
3. Sharpen or replace cutting blade.
1. Bring to proper pressure. 12 PSI front tire
& 12 PSI rear tire.
2. Adjust cutting height.
3. Move throttle control to “FAST” position.
4. Move transmission shift lever to a slower
speed.
5. Adjust side to side level.
6. Adjust front to rear pitch.
7. Sharpen cutting edges or replace blade(s).
8. Adjust tension or replace mower belt.
1. Move throttle control to “FAST” position.
2. Move transmission shift lever to a slower
speed.
3. Mow when grass is dry.
4. Service mower blade.
5. Clean the underside of deck.
6. Install proper SNAPPER blades.
1. Verify plugs are not cracked & are in good
shape. Check gaskets.
2. Contact authorized SNAPPER dealer.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
SUBJECT
EACH
USE
5
HOURS
25
HOURS
50
HOURS
100
HOURS
Engine
SERVICE
TO BE PERFORMED
Check Oil Level
REFERENCE
PAGES
Page 6
Engine
Initial Oil Change
Page 13
Engine
Periodic Oil Change
Page 15
Air Pre-Cleaner
Engine Manual
X**
Air Cleaner
Service Sponge PreCleaner Element
Replace Element
Engine Manual
X**
Spark Plug
Replace Plugs
Engine Manual
X
Fuel Filter
Replace Filter
Page 17
X
Engine Cooling
System
Battery
Clean Shrouds & Fins
Engine Manual
Check Electrolyte
Page 26
Battery
Charge Battery
Page 25, 26
Tires
Check Pressures
Page 6
Drive Belts
Check For Wear And
Tension
Check For Wear And
Damage
Clean Debris
Accumulation
Grease or Oil
Pages 14, 24
X
Pages 23
X
Pages 15 - 17
Check Grease Level
Pages 16, 17
Mower Blades
Mower Deck
Lubrication Points
Lubricate Chain Case
& Transmission
Blade Brake
Stopping Time
Clutch/Brake System
Reverse Lockout
Mechanism
EACH
SEASON
X
X
X*
X**
X
X
X
X
Page 13, 15
Check blade stopping Pages 14, 19
for proper operation
Check Clutch/Brake for Page 14, 22
proper operation
Check function.
Page 6, 12, 15
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
*Change oil every 25 hours when operating under heavy load or high temperatures.
**Clean more often under dusty conditions or when air debris is present
30
X
MAINTENANCE/REPLACEMENT PARTS
MAINTENANCE PARTS
Engine Speed Control (Briggs Engine)
Engine Speed Control (Kohler Engine)
Engine Speed Control (Honda Engine)
Clutch/Brake Cable
Clutch/Brake Cable (33” Deck Models Only)
Brake Cable
28” Cutter Blade (Standard - Not Air Lift Compatible)
28” Cutter Blade (Standard - Air Lift Compatible)
28” Cutter Blade (Mulching)
28” Cutter Blade (Ninja - Quad Edge)
30” Cutter Blade (Standard - Not Air Lift Compatible)
30” Cutter Blade (Standard - Air Lift Compatible)
30” Cutter Blade (Ninja - Quad Edge)
33” Cutter Blade (Standard - Not Air Lift Compatible)
33” Cutter Blade (Standard - Air Lift Compatible)
33” Cutter Blade (Mulching)
33” Cutter Blade (Ninja - Quad Edge)
Air Lift Kit (28” & 33” Decks)
Air Lift Kit (30” Decks)
Engine to Cutting Deck Belt (28” & 30” Decks)
Engine to Cutting Deck Belt (33” Decks)
Rubber Drive Disc
Parts Manual for Rear Engine Rider Series 22 & 23
31
2-2751
7-4320
7-5089
2-2449
7-4131
7-1909
3-5635
1-9515
1-6980
2-6453
N/A
1-8069
2-6565
3-4168
1-9523
1-6982
2-4741
6-0480
6-0735
2-2252
4-3844
5-3103
06128
3 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For three (3) years from purchase date for the original purchaser's residential, non-commercial use, SNAPPER, through
any authorized SNAPPER dealer will replace, free of charge (except for taxes where applicable), any part or parts found
upon examination by the factory at McDonough, Georgia, to be defective in material or workmanship or both.
For ninety (90) days from purchase date for the original purchaser's commercial, rental, or other non-residential use,
SNAPPER, through any authorized SNAPPER dealer will replace, free of charge, any part or parts found upon
examination by the factory at McDonough, Georgia, to be defective in material or workmanship or both.
All transportation costs incurred by the purchaser in submitting material to an authorized SNAPPER dealer for
replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser.
This warranty does not apply to engines and their components, and batteries, as these items are warranted separately.
This warranty does not apply to parts that have been damaged by accident, alteration, abuse, improper lubrication,
normal wear, or other cause beyond the control of SNAPPER. This warranty does not cover any machine or component
part that has been altered or modified changing safety, performance, or durability.
Batteries have a one (1) year prorated warranty period with free replacement if required during the first ninety (90) days
from the original purchase date. SNAPPER will not be responsible for any installation cost incurred. The battery warranty
only covers original equipment batteries and does not cover damage to the battery or machine caused by neglect or
abuse, destruction by fire, explosion, freezing, overcharging, improper maintenance, or use of improper electrolyte.
There is no other express warranty.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to three
(3) years from purchase date for the original purchaser's residential or other non-commercial use, and ninety
(90) days from purchase for the original purchaser's commercial, rental or other non-residential use, and to the
extent permitted by law, any and all implied warranties are excluded. This is the exclusive remedy. Liabilities for
consequential damages, under any and all warranties are excluded.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
WARNING: THE USE OF REPLACEMENT PARTS OTHER THAN GENUINE SNAPPER PARTS MAY IMPAIR THE
SAFETY OF SNAPPER PRODUCTS AND WILL VOID ANY LIABILITY AND WARRANTY BY SNAPPER
ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF SUCH PARTS.
IMPORTANT: Please fill out the attached SNAPPER Product Registration Card immediately and mail to:
Snapper’s Product Registration Center, P.O. Box 1379, McDonough, Georgia 30253
32
PRIMARY MAINTENANCE
33
PRIMARY MAINTENANCE
34
PRIMARY MAINTENANCE
35
PRIMARY MAINTENANCE
36
SNAPPER PRODUCT REGISTRATION FORM
IMPORTANT: KEEP THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR PERSONAL RECORDS
(Complete the following information on your Snapper purchase)
Model Number ____________________________________________________________
Serial Number _____________________________________________________________
Date of Purchase ___________________________________________________________
Retailer ___________________________________________________________________
Retailer’s Phone Number____________________________________________________
It is very important that you register your purchase with Snapper to ensure
warranty coverage. Please mail your product registration card to:
Snapper at P.O. Box 777, McDonough, Georgia 30253.
Or you may register on line at www.snapper.com.
You can contact us at our web site or if you would like to speak with a Customer
Service Representative. Call us at the Snapper Customer Relations Center. For
faster service please have your Serial Number and Model Number available.
Call the Snapper Customer Relations Center at 1-800-935-2967.
Eastern Standard Time
Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm.
Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
37
NOTES
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
38
NOTES
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
39
Safety Instructions & Operator’s Manual for
REAR ENGINE RIDING MOWER
SERIES 23
IMPORTANT
Snapper products are built using engines that meet or exceed all applicable emissions requirements on the
date manufactured. The labels on those engines contain very important emissions information and critical
safety warnings. Read, Understand, and Follow all warnings and instructions in this manual, the engine
manual, and on the machine, engine and attachments. If you have any questions about your Snapper product,
contact your local authorized Snapper dealer or contact Snapper Customer Service at Snapper, McDonough,
GA. 30253. Phone: (1-800-935-2967).
WARNING
BATTERY POSTS, TERMINALS AND RELATED ACCESSORIES CONTAIN LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS,
CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER AND BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER
REPRODUCTIVE HARM. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
WARNING
ENGINE EXHAUST, SOME OF ITS CONSTITUENTS, AND CERTAIN VEHICLE COMPONENTS CONTAIN OR
EMIT CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER OR OTHER
REPRODUCTIVE HARM.
COPYRIGHT © 2002
SNAPPER INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
MANUAL No. 7-5118 (I.R. 6/21/02)
40