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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
20” Mulching Push Lawn Mower — Model 109
IMPORTANT
READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester
for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland,
Ohio 44136-0019.
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
FORM NO. 769-02309
12/2005
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new lawn mower. It will help you assemble,
prepare and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Table of Contents
Slope Gauge ....................................................... 3
Safe Operation Practices ................................... 4
Setup and Adjustment ....................................... 6
Operating Your Lawn Mower .............................. 8
Maintaining Your Lawn Mower ......................... 10
Trouble Shooting .............................................. 12
Safety Labels .................................................... 13
Parts List ........................................................... 14
Finding and Recording Model Number
BEFORE YOU START ASSEMBLING THIS UNIT,
please locate the model plate on the equipment
and copy the information to the sample model
plate provided to the right. You can locate the
model plate by standing at the operating position
and looking down at the rear of the deck .
This information will be necessary to use the
manufacturer’s web site and/or obtain assistance
from the an authorized service dealer.
Model Number
Serial Number
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
Customer Support
Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was
purchased, without first contacting Customer Support.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this unit,
you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
1. Visit www.cubcadet.com for many useful suggestions. Click on the Customer Support button and you will get some
different options to help in answering your questions. Click on the appropriate button and help is immediately available.
2. Phone our Customer Dealer Referral Line, to find a dealer nearest you, at 1(877) 282-8684.
3. The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating,
specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed
separately with your unit, for more information.
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Use this page as a guide to determine slopes where you may not operate safely. Do not operate
your lawn mower on such slopes.
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Slope
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WARNING
Do not mow on inclines
with a slope in excess
of 15 degrees (a rise
of approximately
2-1/2 feet every 10
feet). A riding mower
could overturn and
cause serious injury.
If operating a walkbehind mower on such
a slope, it is extremely
difficult to maintain your
footing and you could
slip, resulting in serious
injury.
Operate RIDING
mowers up and down
slopes, never across
the face of slopes.
Operate
WALK-BEHIND
mowers across the
face of slopes, never
up and down slopes.
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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
this machine. Failure
to comply with these
instructions may result
in personal injury. When
you see this symbol.
HEED ITS 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: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine 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 machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Children
6. Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during operation and while performing an adjustment or repair to protect
your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can cause serious
injury to the eyes.
7. Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Shirts and pants that cover the arms and
legs and steel-toed shoes are recommended. Never operate
this machine in bare feet, sandals, slippery or light-weight
(e.g. canvas) shoes.
8. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under cutting
deck. Contact with blade can amputate hands and feet.
9. A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade
contact or thrown object injuries.
10. Many injuries occur as a result of the mower being pulled
over the foot during a fall caused by slipping or tripping.
Do not hold on to the mower if you are falling; release the
handle immediately.
11. Never pull the mower back toward you while you are
walking. If you must back the mower away from a wall or
obstruction first look down and behind to avoid tripping and
then follow these steps:
a. Step back from mower to fully extend your arms.
b. Be sure you are well balanced with sure footing.
c. Pull the mower back slowly, no more than half way
toward you.
d. Repeat these steps as needed.
12. Do not operate the mower while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
13. Do not engage the self-propelled mechanism on units so
equipped while starting engine.
14. The blade control handle is a safety device. Never attempt
to bypass its operation. Doing so makes the safety device
inoperative and may result in personal injury through
contact with the rotating blade. The blade control handle
must operate easily in both directions and automatically
return to the disengaged position when released.
15. Never operate the mower in wet grass. Always be sure of
your footing. A slip and fall can cause serious personal
injury. If you feel you are losing your footing, release the
blade control handle immediately and the blade will stop
rotating within three seconds.
16. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. Walk, never run.
17. Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
18. If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
engine and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
Tragic accidents can occur if operator is not alert to presence
of children. Children are often attracted to mower and mowing
activity. They do not understand the dangers. Never assume
that children will remain where you last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and under watchful
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
2. Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
3. Before and while moving backwards, look behind and down
for small children.
4. Use extreme care when approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
your vision of a child who may run into the mower.
5. Keep children away from hot or running engines. They can
suffer burns from a hot muffler.
6. Never allow children under 14 years old to operate a power
mower. Children 14 years old and over should read and
understand operation instructions and safety rules in this
manual and should be trained and supervised by a parent.
General Operation
1. Read this operator’s manual carefully in its entirety before
attempting to assemble this machine. Read, understand,
and follow all instructions on the machine and in the
manual(s) before operation. Be completely familiar with
the controls and the proper use of this machine before
operating it. Keep this manual in a safe place for future
and regular reference and for ordering replacement parts.
2. This machine is a precision piece of power equipment,
not a plaything. Therefore, exercise extreme caution at all
times. Your unit has been designed to perform one job: to
mow grass. Do not use it for any other purpose.
3. Never allow children under 14 years old to operate this
machine. Children 14 years old and over should read and
understand the instructions in this manual and should
be trained and supervised by a parent. Only responsible
individuals who are familiar with these rules of safe
operation should be allowed to use this machine.
4. Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to
be used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys
and other foreign objects, which could be tripped over or
picked up and thrown by the blade. Thrown objects can
cause serious personal injury. Plan your mowing pattern
to avoid discharge of material toward roads, sidewalks,
bystanders and the like. Also, avoid discharging material
against a wall or obstruction, which may cause discharged
material to ricochet back toward the operator.
5. To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury,
stay in operator zone behind handles and keep children,
bystanders, helpers and pets at least 75 feet from mower
while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone enters
area.
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19. Shut the engine off and wait until the blade comes to a
complete stop before removing the grass catcher or unclogging the chute.
The cutting blade continues to rotate for a few seconds after
the engine is shut off. Never place any part of the body in
the blade area until you are sure the blade has stopped
rotating.
20. Never operate mower without proper trail shield, discharge
cover, grass catcher, blade control handle or other safety
protective devices in place and working. Never operate
mower with damaged safety devices. Failure to do so can
result in personal injury.
21. Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
22. Only use parts and accessories made for this machine by
manufacturer. Failure to do so can result in personal injury.
23. If situations occur which are not covered in this manual,
use care and good judgment. Contact your dealer for
assistance. Telephone 1-877-282-8684 for the name of your
nearest dealer.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents, which
can result in severe injury. Operation on slopes requires extra
caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, 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 degrees, do not mow it.
Do:
1. Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down. Exercise
extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
2. Watch for holes, ruts, rocks, hidden objects, or bumps which
can cause you to slip or trip. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
3. Always be sure of your footing. A slip and fall can cause
serious personal injury. If you feel you are losing your
balance, release the blade control handle immediately, and
the blade will stop rotating within 3 seconds.
Do Not:
1. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments, you
could lose your footing or balance.
2. Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees as shown on
the slope gauge.
3. Do not mow on wet grass. Unstable footing could cause
slipping.
Service
Safe Handling Of Gasoline:
1. To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can
occur when gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes,
which can ignite.
2. Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
3. Use only an approved gasoline container.
4. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer
bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the
ground away from your vehicle before filling.
5. Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer
and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel
such equipment on a trailer with a portable container, rather
than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
6. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or
container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
7. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources
of ignition.
8. Never fuel machine indoor because flammable vapors will
accumulate in the area.
9. Never remove gas cap or add fuel while engine is hot or
running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
10. Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½ inch
below bottom of filler neck to provide for fuel expansion.
11. Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
12. If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment.
Move unit to another area. Wait 5 minutes before starting
engine.
13. Never store the machine or fuel container near an open
flame, spark or pilot light as on a water heater, space
heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other gas appliances.
14. To reduce fire hazard, keep mower free of grass, leaves,
or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and
remove any fuel soaked debris.
15. Allow a mower to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.
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Safe
Operation
Practices
General Service:
1. Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and
deadly gas.
2. Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain the
blade and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wire and ground against the engine to prevent
unintended starting.
3. Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade for
damage (e.g., bent, cracked, worn) Replace blade with the
original equipment manufacture’s (O.E.M.) blade only, listed
in this manual. “Use of parts which do not meet the original
equipment specifications may lead to improper performance
and compromise safety!”
4. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade or wear
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
5. Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition.
6. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
7. After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against the engine.
Thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage. Repair the
damage before starting and operating the mower.
8. Never attempt to make a wheel or cutting height adjustment
while the engine is running.
9. Grass catcher components, discharge cover, and trail
shield are subject to wear and damage which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For safety
protection, frequently check components and replace immediately with original equipment manufacturer’s (O.E.M.)
parts only, listed in this manual. “Use of parts which do
not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
10. Do not change the engine governor setting or over-rev the
engine. The governor controls the maximum safe operating
speed of the engine.
11. Maintain or replace safety labels, as necessary.
12. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations. Improper
disposal of fluids and materials can harm the environment.
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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 this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions may
result in personal injury.
When you see this
symbol.
HEED IT’S 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.
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IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped without
gasoline or oil in the engine. Fill up gasoline and
oil as instructed in the accompanying engine
manual BEFORE operating your mower.
A
Setup and
Adjustment
NOTE: Reference to right or left side of the
mower is observed from the operating position.
B
Handle Setup
1. Perform the following sequence for
handle setup
a. Lift the upper handle up from folded position
and pull it to extended position (A) following
the arrow in Step 1. The handle should click
into this position.
B
b. Make sure the carriage bolt is seated properly
in the handle. Tighten wing nuts (B) securing
upper handle to the lower handle.
Step 1
IMPORTANT
This unit is shipped
without gasoline or
oil in the engine. Fill
up gasoline and oil
as instructed in the
accompanying engine
manual BEFORE
operating your mower.
2. Locate hairpin clip in one hole on the weld pin on
each side of lower handle.
A
a. Remove hairpin clip from this hole. Using a pair
of pliers, insert hairpin clip into the other hole
on the weld pin. Repeat on other side. See
Step 2.
3. Rope guide Setup as follows in Step 3:
a. Hold the blade control handle against the
upper handle. Position A.
B
b. Slowly pull starter rope out of the engine.
Position B.
NOTE: Reference to
right or left side of the
mower is observed
from the operating
position.
c. Slip starter rope into the rope guide. Position C.
d. Tighten rope guide wing nut. Position D.
Step 2
A
D
B
B
Step 3
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4. Insert post on cable ties into holes provided on the
lower handle. Pull cable tie tight and trim excess. See
Step 4 illustration.
Wheel Height Adjustment
5. Each wheel has a height adjustment lever to
change the cutting height of the mower. Depress
height adjustment lever towards the wheel and
slide lever to desired position for a change in
cutting height. See Step 5 illustration.
Setup and
Adjustment
Converting To Side Discharge
6. Your mower has been shipped as a mulcher.
To convert it to a side-discharge mower, lift the
mulching plug (A). Slide the two hooks on the
side-discharge deflector under the hinge pin
on the mulching plug assembly (B). Lower the
mulching plug. See Step 6 illustration.
Step 4
CUTTING HEIGHT
Step 5
All wheels must be
placed in the same
relative position. For
rough or uneven lawns,
move the height adjustment lever to a higher
position. This will stop
scalping of grass.
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1
3
Step 5
A
B
Step 6
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IMPORTANT
This unit is shipped
without gasoline or
oil in the engine. Fill
up gasoline and oil
as instructed in the
accompanying engine
manual BEFORE
operating your mower.
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Know Your Lawn Mower
Blade Control Handle
Operating
Your Lawn
Mower
Recoil
Starter
Gas Cap
Height
Adjustment
Lever (front
and rear)
Chute Deflector
WARNING
This blade control
mechanism is a
safety device. Never
attempt to bypass its
operations.
Use extreme care
when handling
gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable
and the vapors are
explosive. Never fuel
the machine indoors
or while the engine
is hot or running.
Extinguish cigarettes,
cigars, pipes and
other sources of
ignition.
Mulch Plug
Figure 1
Recoil Starter
Now that you have set up your lawn mower
for operation, get acquainted with its controls
and features. These are described below and
illustrated this page. This knowledge will allow
you to use your new equipment to its fullest
potential.
The recoil starter is attached to the right upper
handle. Stand behind the unit and pull the recoil
starter rope to start the unit.
Mulching Plug
The mulching plug is used only for mulching
purposes. This process recirculates the clippings back to the lawn. Do not operate the
mower if the mulching plug is not firmly situated
on the unit.
Blade Control Handle
The blade control handle is attached to the
upper handle of the mower. Depress the blade
control handle to operate the unit. Release it to
stop engine and blade.
Gas and Oil Fill-Up
WARNING: This blade control
mechanism is a safety device.
Never attempt to bypass its
operations.
1. Check oil level and add oil if necessary. Follow the
instructions in the engine operator’s manual.
2. Service the engine with gasoline as instructed in the
engine operator’s manual. See Figure 1 above for
location of gas cap.
Throttle Control
WARNING: Use extreme care
when handling gasoline. Gasoline
is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Never fuel
the machine indoors or while the
engine is hot or running. Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
other sources of ignition.
Your engine is equipped with a constant speed
throttle, which is set at full throttle for best
performance.
Cutting Height Adjustment Levers
One adjustment lever is located on each wheel
and is used to adjust the cutting height. All four
levers have to be at the same relative position
to ensure uniform cut.
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Stopping Engine
WARNING: The operation of any lawn
mower can result in foreign objects
being thrown into the eyes, which can
damage your eyes severely. Always
wear safety glasses while operating
the mower, or while performing any
adjustments or repairs on it.
1. Release blade control handle to stop the engine and
the blade.
WARNING: The blade continues to rotate for a few seconds after the engine
is shut off. Do not touch the blade in
any way while it is still rotating.
Starting Engine
2. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and
ground against the engine.
WARNING: Be sure no one other than
the operator is standing near the lawn
mower while starting engine or operating mower. Never run engine indoors
or in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas.
Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly
gas. Keep hands, feet, hair and loose
clothing away from any moving parts
on engine and lawn mower.
Using Your Lawn Mower
Be sure the lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire, or other
objects which could damage the lawn mower or the
engine. Such objects could be accidently thrown by the
mower in any direction and cause serious personal injury
to the operator and others.
WARNING: If you strike a foreign object, stop the engine. Remove wire from
the spark plug, thoroughly inspect the
mower for any damage, and repair the
damage before restarting and operating
the mower. Extensive vibration of the
mower during operation is an indication
of damage. The unit should be promptly
inspected and repaired.
1. Place the fuel valve lever found on the left side of the
engine into the ON (OPEN) position, Figure 2.
2. Move the choke lever all the way backward into the
choke position.
3. Standing behind the mower, squeeze the blade
control against upper handle, Figure 2. The choke will
now begin to slowly return to the off choke position
after activating the blade control. Therefore, quickly
move onto step four below.
Operating Tips
1. Be sure that lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire, or
other objects which could damage lawn mower or
engine. Such objects could be accidently thrown
by the mower in any direction and cause serious
personal injury to the operator and others.
4. Holding these two handles together firmly, grasp
recoil starter handle and pull rope out with a rapid,
continuous, full arm stroke, Figure 2. Keeping a firm
grip on the starter handle let the rope rewind slowly.
Repeat until engine cranks. Let the rope rewind each
time slowly.
2. For best results, do not cut wet grass.
3. New grass, thick grass, or wet grass may require a
narrower cut.
WARNING: Wait for the blade to stop
completely before peforming any work
on the mower or to remove the grass
catcher.
4. For a healthier lawn, never cut off more than one-third
of the total length of the grass.
5. Your lawn should be cut in the fall as long as there
is growth.
6. For effective mulching, do not cut wet grass.
6. Adjust ground speed according to condition of lawn.
7. If the grass has been allowed to grow in excess of 4
inches, mulching is not recommended. Mow using
the side discharge to reduce the grass height to 3-1/4
inches or less before mulching.
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If you strike a foreign object, stop the
engine. Remove wire from spark plug,
thoroughly inspect the mower for any
damage, and repair the damage before
restarting and operating the mower.
Extensive vibration of the mower during
operation is an indication of damage.
The unit should be promptly inspected
and repaired.
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Operating
Your Lawn
Mower
WARNING
The operation of any
lawn mower can result
in foreign objects
being thrown into
the eyes, which can
damage your eyes
severely. Always wear
safety glasses while
operating the mower,
or while performing
any adjustments or
repairs on it.
Be sure no one other
than the operator is
standing near the lawn
mower while starting
engine or operating
mower. Never run
engine indoors or
in enclosed, poorly
ventilated areas. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide, an
odorless and deadly
gas. Keep hands, feet,
hair and loose clothing
away from any moving
parts on engine and
lawn mower.
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WARNING: Always stop engine,
disconnect spark plug, and ground
against engine before cleaning,
lubricating or doing any kind of
maintenance on your machine.
Lubricate these Points
Lubrication
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Mower
1. Lubricate pivot points on the blade control handle at
least once a season with light oil. The blade control
must operate freely in both directions. See Figure 3.
2. Lubricate the wheels at least once a season with
light oil (or motor oil). If wheels are removed for any
reason, lubricate surface of the axle bolt and inner
surface of the wheel with light oil. See Figure 3.
3. Lubricate the torsion spring and pivot point on the
chute deflector periodically with light oil to prevent
rust. See Figure 3.
Figure 3
WARNING
Always stop engine,
disconnect spark
plug, and ground
against engine before
cleaning, lubricating
or doing any kind of
maintenance on your
machine.
4. Follow the accompanying engine manual for lubrication schedule and instruction for engine lubrication.
Cleaning Mower
Clean underside of the mower deck after each
use to prevent build-up of grass clippings or other
debris. Follow steps below for this job.
1. Disconnect spark plug wire. Drain gasoline from lawn
mower, or place a piece of plastic under the gas cap.
2. Tip the mower so that it rests on the housing. Keep
the side with the air cleaner facing up. Hold the
mower firmly.
WARNING: Never tip the mower more
than 90 degrees in any directions and
do not leave the mower tipped for any
length of time. Oil can drain into the
upper part of the engine causing a
starting problem.
3. Scrape and clean the underside of the deck with a
suitable tool. Do not spray with water.
4. Put the mower back on its wheels on the ground. If
you had put plastic under the gas cap earlier, make
sure to remove it now.
General Recommendations
We do not recommend
the use of pressure
washers or garden
hose to clean your
unit. These may cause
damage to electric
components, spindles,
pulleys, bearings, or
the engine. The use
of water will result in
shortened life and
reduce serviceability.
1. Always observe safety rules when performing
any maintenance.
2. The warranty on this lawn mower does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator abuse
or negligence. To receive full value from warranty,
operator must maintain the lawn mower as
instructed here.
3. Changing of engine-governed speed will void
engine warranty.
4. All adjustments should be checked at least once
each season. See the engine owner’s manual
included with this lawn mower.
5. Periodically check all fasteners and make sure these
are tight.
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Blade Care
WARNING: When removing the cutting
blade for sharpening or replacement,
protect your hands with a pair of heavy
gloves or use a heavy rag to hold the
blade.
Periodically inspect the blade adapter for cracks,
especially if you strike a foreign object. Replace when
necessary. Follow the steps below for blade service.
1. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug. Turn
mower on its side making sure that the air filter and
the carburetor are up.
2. Remove the bolt and the blade bell support which
hold the blade and the blade adapter to the engine
crankshaft. See Figure 4.
8. Lubricate the engine crankshaft and the inner surface
of the blade adapter with light oil. Slide the blade
adapter onto the engine crankshaft.
9. Place the blade on the adapter such that the side
of the blade marked “Bottom” (or with part number)
faces ground when the mower is in the operating
position. Make sure that the blade is aligned and
seated on blade adapter flanges.
10. Place blade bell support on the blade. Align notches
on the blade bell support with small holes in blade.
11. Replace hex bolt and tighten hex bolt to torque: 450
in. lbs. min., 600 in. lbs. max.
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Maintaining
Your Lawn
Mower
To ensure safe operation of your mower, periodically
check the blade bolt for correct torque.
Off-Season Storage
The following steps should be taken to prepare your lawn
mower for storage.
1. Clean and lubricate mower thoroughly as described in
the lubrication instructions.
Crank Shaft
Blade
2. We do not recommend the use of a pressure washer
or garden hose to clean your unit.
Blade Adapter
3. Refer to engine manual for correct engine
storage instructions.
4. Coat mower’s cutting blade with chassis grease to
prevent rusting.
5. Store mower in a dry, clean area. Do not store next to
corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
Hex Bolt
Blade Bell
Support
Figure 4
When storing any type of power equipment in a poorly
ventilated or metal storage shed, care should be taken to
rust-proof the equipment. Using a light oil or silicone, coat
the equipment, especially cables and all moving parts of
your lawn mower before storage.
3. Remove blade and adapter from the crankshaft.
4. The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a
grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen the blade
while it is still on the mower.
5. When sharpening the blade, follow the original angle
of grind. Grind each cutting edge equally to keep the
blade balanced.
6. Remove blade from the adapter for testing balance.
7. Balance the blade on a round shaft screwdriver to
check. Remove metal from the heavy side until it
balances evenly.
WARNING: An unbalanced blade
will cause excessive vibration when
rotating at high speeds. It may cause
damage to mower, and could break
causing personal injury.
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WARNING
When removing
the cutting blade
for sharpening or
replacement, protect
your hands with a
pair of heavy gloves
or use a heavy rag to
hold the blade.
An unbalanced blade
will cause excessive
vibration when rotating at high speeds. It
may cause damage
to mower, and could
break causing personal injury.
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Engine fails to start
Trouble
Shooting
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Spark plug wire loose.
2. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Engage blade control.
Connect wire to spark plug.
Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
Choke engine as instructed in the
“Operating Your Lawn Mower” section.
5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
6. Clean fuel line.
7. Wait a few minutes to restart, but do
not prime.
Vent in gas cap plugged.
Water or dirt in fuel system.
Dirty air cleaner.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean,
fresh gasoline.
3. Clear vent.
4. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
5. Refer to engine manual.
6. Refer to engine manual.
Engine overheats
1. Engine oil level low.
2. Air flow restricted.
3. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Remove blower housing and clean.
3. Refer to engine manual.
Occasional skips
(hesitates) at high speed
1. Spark plug gap too close.
2. Carburetor idle mixture adjustment
improperly set.
1. Adjust gap to .030-inch.
2. Refer to engine manual.
Idles poorly
1. Spark plug fouled, faulty or gap too wide.
1. Reset gap to .030-inch or replace
spark plug.
2. Refer to engine manual.
3. Refer to engine manual.
3.
4.
5.
6.
For repairs beyond
the minor adjustments
listed here, contact
an authorized service
dealer.
Blade control disengaged.
Spark plug wire disconnected.
Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
Engine not choked.
5. Faulty spark plug.
6. Blocked fuel line.
7. Engine flooded.
Engine runs erratic
Remedy
Cause
Problem
2. Carburetor improperly adjusted.
3. Dirty air cleaner.
Excessive Vibration
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
2. Bent cutting blade.
Mower will not mulch grass
1. Wet grass.
2. Excessively high grass.
3. Dull blade.
Uneven cut
1. Wheels not positioned correctly.
2. Dull blade.
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1. Tighten blade and adapter. Balance
blade.
2. See an authorized service dealer.
1. Do not mow when grass is wet; wait
until later to cut.
2. Mow once at a high cutting height,
then mow again at desired height or
make a narrower cutting path.
3. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Place all four wheels in same
height position.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
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Safety
Labels
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DO NOT remove safety
(or any) labels from
mower for any reason.
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6
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10
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12
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Part No.
Description
24
731-0982A
Hubcap: Radial Spoke Gray
Saddle Washer
25
738-0507B
Shoulder Bolt
736-0524B
Blade Bell Support
26
687-02077A Pivot Arm Assembly - RH Front
4
710-1044
Hex Bolt
5
747-0710
Hinge Pin
6
749-1092A
Upper Handle
7
710-1205
Rope Guide
8
710-1174
Carriage Bolt
9
749-0928A
Lower Handle
10
720-0279
Wing Nut
11
720-04072
Star Knob
12
714-0104
Hairpin Clip
13
746-0957
Control Cable 37.25”
14
726-0240
Cable Tie
31
782-7006
Mounting Bracket
15
17098
Hinge Clip
32
736-0270
Bell Washer
16
731-04019
Trail Shield
33
710-0599
Hex Washer Hd. TT Screw
17
682-0139
20” Cutting Deck Assembly
34
710-0654A
TT Sems Screw
18
742-0740
20” Mulching Blade
35
731-1409B
Chute Deflector
19
720-0426
Height Adjustment Knob
36
682-7002
Mulching Plug Assembly
20
732-0404
Spring Lever
37
712-04065
Hex Lock Nut
21
734-04226
Wheel Assembly 8 x 2.125
38
787-01290
Height Adjustment Plate
22
736-0504
Wave Washer
39
782-5012
Rear Baffle 10.62 X 2.66
23
731-2626
Deluxe Bail Cover
40
17033A
Front Baffle 10.62 RAD X 3.03
Ref.
Part No.
Description
1
747-1161A
Control Handle
2
736-0451
3
Ref.
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Illustrated
Parts List
Pivot Arm Assembly - LH Rear
687-02076A Pivot Arm Assembly - LH Front
Pivot Arm Assembly - RH Rear
27
687-02106
Handle Bracket Assembly RH
687-02107
Handle Bracket Assembly LH
748-04096
Blade Adapter
753-0588
Blade Adapter Kit (for service)
29
732-0731
Torsion Spring
30
687-02075A Height Adjust. Assembly LH
28
687-02074A Height Adjust. Assembly RH
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 Yellow, the part number to
order would be 700-XXXX-0716.
Cub Yellow: 0716
Powder Black: 0637
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To order replacement
parts, contact your
local Cub Cadet dealer;
or call our dealer
locator number at
1 (877) 282-8684;
or log onto
www.cubcadet.com
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its
possessions and territories.
e.
f.
“Cub Cadet” warrants this product against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of
original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge,
any part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained
in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and
has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident,
improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage
because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by
Cub Cadet for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void
your warranty as to any resulting damage.
g.
Normal wear parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of purchase.
Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items such as: batteries,
belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow
thrower skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service dealer.
To locate the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages, or contact
Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call
1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
a.
b.
c.
d.
The engine or component parts thereof. These items may
carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable
manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate one
year warranty.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold
or exported outside of the United States, its possesions and
territories, except those sold through Cub Cadet’s authorized
channels of export distribution
Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the applicable
period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity, including a dealer
or retailer, with respect to any product, shall bind Cub Cadet. During
the period of the warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Cub Cadet shall not be liable
for incidental or consequential loss or damage including, without
limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care
services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted
product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the
purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of the
product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability for
loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others and their
property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original
purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain
warranty coverage.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
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