Operator`s manual | Cub Cadet 1212 Lawn Mower User Manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Automatic Transmission Garden Tractor
Model 1212
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the
State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar
laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your Cub Cadet dealer or contact the
service department, P.O. Box 368023 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722.
CUB CADET CORP. P.O. BOX 368023 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-9722
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 770-10323
(10/99)
SECTION 1: TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SAFETY LABLES FOUND ON YOUR UNIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
SLOPE GUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
ATTACHMENTS & ACCESSORIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
TRACTOR SET-UP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
LUBRICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
WARRANY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
SECTION 2: FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new rider. It will help you assemble, prepare and maintain
your rider. Please read and understand what it says.
Before you start to prepare your tractor for its first use, please locate the model plate and copy the information
from it in this Operator’s Manual. The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from
your Cub Cadet dealer.
• Every tractor has a model plate. You can locate it by lifting the seat and looking at the seat bracket.
• An example of what the model plate will look like is shown below.
This is where your model number will be.
XXX-X-XXX-X-XXX XXXXXXXXXXX
This is where your serial number will be.
Copy the model number here:
CUB CADET CORP.
P.O. BOX 368023
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136
Copy the serial number here:
SECTION 3: CALLING WARRANTY SERVICE
If you are having difficulty assembling this product or if you have any question regarding the controls,
operation or maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Dealer Referral Line. You can reach them by
calling:
1-800-528-1009
Before calling your local dealer, make sure that you have your model and serial numbers ready. By having the
model and serial numbers ready, you help your local dealer give you faster service. To find your unit’s model
and serial number, see SECTION 2: FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER.
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SECTION 4: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
WARNING: THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF
NOT FOLLOWED, COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF
YOURSELF AND OTHERS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR LAWN MOWER. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH
THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL,
HEED ITS WARNING.
WARNING: The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator
can result in serious injury. This lawn mower is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing
objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
1.
GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the
operator’s manual and on the machine before
starting. Keep this manual in a safe place for future
and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always
turn off blade(s), place transmission in neutral, set
park brake, stop engine and remove key before
dismounting.
• Only allow responsible individuals familiar with the
instructions to operate the machine. Know controls
and how to stop the machine quickly.
• Stop engine and wait until blade(s) comes to a
complete stop before (a) removing grass catcher or
unclogging chute, or (b) making any repairs,
adjusting or removing any grass or debris.
• Turn off blade(s) when not mowing.
• Do not put hands or feet under cutting deck or near
rotating parts.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire,
etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the
blade. A small object may have been overlooked
and could be accidentally thrown by the mower in
any direction and cause injury to you or a
bystander. To help avoid a thrown objects injury,
keep children, bystanders and helpers at least 75
feet from the mower while it is in operation. Always
wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation or while performing an adjustment or
repair, to protect eyes from foreign objects. Stop
the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks or
roads.
• Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or truck. This unit should not
be driven up or down a ramp onto a trailer or truck
under power, because the unit could tip over,
causing serious personal injury. The unit must be
pushed manually on a ramp to load or unload
properly.
• Never make a cutting height adjustment while
engine is running if operator must dismount to do
so.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and closefitting slacks and shirts. Do not wear loose fitting
clothes or jewelry. They can be caught in moving
parts. Never operate a unit in bare feet, sandals, or
sneakers.
• Disengage blade(s) before shifting into reverse and
backing up. Always look down and behind before
and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not
operate the mower without either the entire grass
catcher or the chute guard in place.
• Check overhead clearance carefully before driving
under power lines, wires, bridges or low hanging
tree branches, before entering or leaving buildings,
or in any other situation where the operator may be
struck or pulled from the unit, which could result in
serious injury.
• Slow down before turning. Operate the machine
smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive
speed.
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3. CHILDREN
• Disengage all attachment clutches, thoroughly
depress the brake pedal, and shift into neutral
before attempting to start engine.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.
• Your mower is designed to cut normal residential
grass of a height no more than 10". Do not attempt
to mow through unusually tall, dry grass (e.g.,
pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Debris may build up
on the mower deck or contact the engine exhaust
presenting a potential fire hazard.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the operator.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the
area.
2. SLOPE OPERATION
• Before and when backing, look behind and down
for small children.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tipover accidents which can result in severe injury or death.
All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the
slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of
this manual to measure slopes before operating this unit on
a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15° as
shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this unit on that
area or serious injury could result.
• Never carry children, even with the blades off. They
may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with
the safe machine operation.
• Never allow children under 14 years old to operate
the machine. Children 14 years and over should
only operate machine under close parental
supervision and proper instruction.
• Remove key when machine is unattended to
prevent unauthorized operation.
DO:
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure
your vision of a child or other hazard.
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
4. SERVICE
• Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
• Use slow speed. Always keep machine in gear
when going down slopes to take advantage of
engine braking action.
• Use only an approved container.
• Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for
wheel weights or counterweights to improve
stability.
• Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes
before refueling.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or other
attachments. These can change the stability of the
machine.
• Replace fuel cap securely and wipe off any spilled
fuel before starting the engine as it may cause a
fire or explosion.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow and
gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or
direction. Rapid engagement or braking could
cause the front of the machine to lift and rapidly flip
over backwards which could cause serious injury.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
• Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel
vapors will accumulate in the area.
• Never store the fuel container or machine inside
where there is an open flame or spark, such as a
gas hot water heater, space heater or furnace.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose
traction, disengage the blade(s) and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
• Never run a machine inside a closed area.
• To reduce fire hazard, keep the machine free of
grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up oil
or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool at least 5
minutes before storing.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn
over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or
if an edge caves in.
• Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make
certain the blade and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep
the wire away from the spark plug to prevent
accidental starting.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause sliding.
• Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at
frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also,
visually inspect blade for damage (e.g., excessive
wear, bent, cracked). Replace with blade which
meets original equipment specifications.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your
foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
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• Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
• Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine speeds
are dangerous.
• Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly. Use all guards as
instructed in this manual.
• Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can harm
the environment and the ecology.
• After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
remove the wire from the spark plug and thoroughly
inspect the mower for any damage. Repair the
damage before restarting and operating the mower.
• Prior to disposal, determine the proper method to
dispose of waste from your local Environmental
Protection Agency. Recycling centers are
established to properly dispose of materials in an
environmentally safe fashion.
• Grass catcher components are subject to wear,
damage and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For
your
safety
protection,
frequently
check
components and replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts when necessary.
• Use proper containers when draining fluids. Do not
use food or beverage containers that may mislead
someone into drinking from them. Properly dispose
of the containers immediately following the draining
of fluids.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blade(s) or wear gloves and use extra caution
when servicing blade(s).
• DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the ground,
down a drain or into a stream, pond, lake or other
body of water. Observe Environmental Protection
Agency regulations when disposing of oil, fuel,
coolant, brake fluid, filters, batteries, tires and other
harmful waste.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
• Muffler, engine and belt guards become hot during
operation and can cause a burn. Allow to cool
down before touching.
WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons
who read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
WARNING
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
• GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
• DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WHERE IT
COULD SLIP OR TIP.
• IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP
BLADE(S) AND BACK DOWNHILL SLOWLY.
• DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS
ARE AROUND.
• NEVER CARRY CHILDREN.
• LOOK DOWN & BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE
BACKING.
• KEEP SAFETY DEVICES (GUARDS, SHIELDS,
AND SWITCHES, ETC.) IN PLACE AND WORKING.
• REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE
THROWN BY THE BLADE(S).
• KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL
CONTROLS.
• BE SURE BLADE(S) AND ENGINE ARE STOPPED
BEFORE PLACING HANDS OR FEET NEAR BLADE(S).
• BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR'S POSITION,
DISENGAGE BLADE(S), PLACE THE SHIFT
LEVER IN NEUTRAL, ENGAGE PARKING BRAKE,
SHUT OFF AND REMOVE KEY.
READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Figure 1 Safety Labels found on your unit
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Slope Gauge
ED
LIN
E
,
REP
RE
S
E
NTIN
G
A 15
° SL
OPE
OR A FENCE POST
A CORNER OF A BUILDING
A POWER POLE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE SAFELY.
FOL
D
ON D
OTT
15°
WARNING
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower
could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it is extremely difficult to maintain
your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
Operate WALK-BEHIND mowers across the face of slopes, never up and down slopes.
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SECTION 5: ATTACHMENTS & ACCESSORIES
MODEL NUMBER
OEM-190-118
190-603-101
190-604-101
190-821-101
190-822-101
190-823-101
190-824-101
DESCRIPTION
Mulch Kit (For 46-inch Decks Only)
Front Bumber Kit (Mounts On Front Of Tractor)
Storage Container (Mounts On Rear Of Tractor)
FastAttach Triple Bagger Grass Collector (For 46-inch Decks Only)
FastAttach 46-inch Front Dozer Blade
42-inch Two-stage Snowthrower
Sleeve Hitch with Electric Lift
™
™
SLEEVE HITCH ATTACHMENTS
30-inch Tiller*
Row Crop Cultivator*
Single-disc Harrow*
10-inch Mulboard Plow*
42-inch Heavy Duty Rear Blade*
190-825-101
OEM-190-984
OEM-190-980
OEM-190-978
OEM-190-804
*190-824-101 required for use of this attachment
SECTION 6: TRACTOR SET-UP
ATTACHING THE BATTERY CABLES
GAS AND OIL FILL-UP
NOTE: The positive battery terminal is marked
Check oil level and add if necessary. Service the
engine with gasoline as instructed in the
separate engine manual packed with your
tractor. Read instructions carefully.
Pos. (+). The negative battery terminal is marked
Neg. (–).
• The positive cable (heavy red wire) is secured
to the positive battery terminal (+) with hex
bolt and hex nut at the factory. Make certain
that the rubber boot covers the terminal to
help protect it from corrosion.
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is shipped with oil;
however, you MUST check the oil level before operating.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT to overfill the engine with
• Remove the hex bolt and wing nut from the
negative cable. Attach the negative cable
(heavy black wire) to the negative battery
terminal (–) with the bolt and wing nut.
oil. Overfilling may cause the engine to smoke. This
will result in poor engine performance and could
cause permanant engine damage.
• Place the hold-down strap in position over the
battery to secure it in place. See Figure 2.
The gasoline tank is located under the hood and has
a capacity of approximately three gallons. Do not
overfill.
WARNING: Never fill fuel tank indoors,
while engine is running or while engine is
hot. Always fill the fuel tank in a well
ventilated area to avoid inhalation of
gasoline fumes. Do not fill closer than 1/2
inch from the top of the fuel tank to prevent spills
and to allow for fuel expansion. If gasoline is
accidently spilled, move tractor away from area of
spill. Avoid creating any source of ignition until
gasoline vapors have disappeared.
NOTE: If battery is put into service after date
shown on top of battery, charge for minimum of one
hour at 6-10 amps.
Positive
Terminal
Rubber
Boot
Battery
Wing
Nut
WARNING: Never smoke while filling
Tray
the fuel tank.
Negative
Terminal
Bolt
Hold-down Strap
Figure 2
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SECTION 7: CONTROLS
D
B
F
J
A
C
+
1/10
P
G
H
M
E
K
I
L
NOTE:
Steering Wheel not shown for clarity.
Figure 3
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Ignition Switch
Throttle Control Lever
Choke Control
Indicator Monitor/Hour Meter
Lift Lever
PTO (Power Take-Off) Knob
Brake Pedal
H
I
J
K
L
M
Drive Pedal
Shift Lever
Cruise Control Button
Seat Adjustment Lever
Cup Holder
Parking Brake Button
NOTE: Any reference in this manual to the RIGHT or LEFT side of the tractor is observed from operator’s position.
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IGNITION SWITCH
CHOKE CONTROL
To start the engine, insert key into the ignition switch
and turn clockwise to the START position. Release
key to the ON position once engine has fired. See
Figure 4. Refer to STARTING THE ENGINE in the
OPERATION section of this manual for detailed
starting instructions. The ignition switch is also used
to operate the headlights. Refer to OPERATING
THE HEADLIGHTS in the OPERATION section of
this manual for detailed instructions
The choke control can be
found on the left side of the
dash panel and is activated by
pulling the knob outward.
Activating the choke control
closes the choke plate on the
carburetor and aids in starting
the engine. Refer to STARTING THE ENGINE in the
OPERATION section of this manual for detailed
starting instructions.
WARNING: Remove the key from the
tractor when the tractor is not in use to
prevent accidental starting.
INDICATOR MONITOR / HOUR METER
Your tractor is equipped with an hour meter as part
of its systems indicator monitor, see Figure 6. It can
be found on the left side of your tractor’s dash panel.
Off
On/Lights
Battery
Oil
+
On
Hour
Meter
Start
1/10
Figure 4
P
THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER
Brake
PTO
The throttle lever is located on the right side of the
tractor’s dash panel. This lever controls the speed of
the engine. When set in a given position, the throttle
will maintain a uniform engine speed. See Figure 5.
Figure 6
If the Brake light or PTO light illuminates when
attempting to start the unit, proceed as follows:
BRAKE —
PTO —
Throttle
Symbol
Fast
Position
Depress the brake pedal.
Move PTO knob into the disengaged (OFF)
position.
It is normal for the Oil light and the Battery light to
illuminate while the engine is cranking, but if either
illuminate’s while the engine is running, proceed
as follows:
OIL—
Stop the tractor immediately and check
the crankcase oil level as instructed in
the engine manual. Add oil as required.
BATTERY— The battery is in need of a charge, or
the engine’s charging system is not
generating sufficient amperage. Refer
to the MAINTENANCE section of this
manual for the proper battery charging
procedure or have the charging system
checked by an authorized engine
dealer.
Slow
Position
Figure 5
IMPORTANT: When
using
PTO
operated
equipment such as the cutting deck or other
attachments, always operate the tractor with the
throttle lever in the FAST (rabbit) position.
The hour meter operates whenever the ignition key
is in the On or On/Lights position and records the
actual hours of tractor operation.
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LIFT LEVER
BRAKE PEDAL
BRAKE
The brake pedal is located on the right front side of
the tractor above the drive pedal along the running
board. The brake pedal can be used for sudden
stops or setting the parking brake.
The lift lever is used to change the operating position
(height) of the cutting deck. To operate, move the
lever to the left, then place in the notch best suited
for your application.
NOTE: The brake pedal must be fully depressed to
ELECTRIC PTO
(POWER TAKE-OFF) KNOB
activate the safety interlock switch when starting the
tractor.
To engage the power to the cutting
deck or other attachments, pull
outward on the PTO knob. Push the
PTO knob inward to disengage the
power to the attachments.
PARKING BRAKE BUTTON
P
To set the parking brake, fully
depress the brake pedal and push
the parking brake button in. Hold the
button in while taking your foot off
the brake pedal. Both the parking
button and the brake pedal will then
stay depressed. To release the
parking brake, depress the brake
pedal slightly. The parking brake
button will then return to its original position.
NOTE: The PTO knob must be in the disengaged
(OFF) position when starting the engine, when
shifting into reverse and if the operator leaves the
seat.
DRIVE PEDAL
NOTE: The parking brake must be set if the
operator leaves the seat with the engine running or
the engine will automatically shut off.
SHIFT LEVER
The drive pedal is located below the brake pedal on
the right front side of the tractor along the running
board. Depress the drive pedal with your right foot
when the tractor shift lever is in either Forward—Hi,
Forward—Lo or Reverse to cause the tractor to
move. Ground speed is also controlled with the drive
pedal. The further down the drive pedal is
depressed, the faster the tractor will travel. The drive
pedal will return to its original position when it’s not
depressed.
FL
N
R
Shift Knob
FH
The shift lever is located on the front of the fender
between the operator’s legs and has four positions,
FORWARD—HI, FORWARD—LO, NEUTRAL and
REVERSE. The brake pedal must be depressed and
the tractor must not be in motion when moving the
shift lever. Always bring the tractor to a complete
stop prior to moving the shift lever from
FORWARD—HI to FORWARD—LO or vice-versa.
IMPORTANT: Always set the parking brake
when leaving the tractor unattended.
IMPORTANT: Never force the shift lever. Doing
so may result in serious damage to the tractor’s
transmission.
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CRUISE CONTROL BUTTON
SEAT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
The cruise control button is located
on the tractor dash panel to the left
of the ignition switch. Push the cruise
control button while traveling forward
at a desired speed. WHILE
HOLDING THE BUTTON IN, release
pressure from the drive pedal. This
will engage the cruise control and
allow the tractor to remain at that
speed without applying pressure to
the drive pedal. Depress the brake
pedal or the drive pedal to deactivate cruise control.
Refer to the OPERATION section of this manual for
detailed instructions regarding the cruise control
feature.
To adjust the seat forward or backward, slide the
seat adjustment lever to the left and reposition the
seat to the desired position. Once a comfortable
position is found, release the seat adjustment lever
to lock the seat in place. Refer to the
ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual for more
detailed instructions.
CUP HOLDER
The tractor’s cup holder is located on the fender to
the left of the seat.
WARNING: Never operate the tractor
under the influence of alcoholic beverages
or drugs. Doing so can result in serious
personal injury or death.
SECTION 8: OPERATION
SAFETY INTERLOCK SWITCHES
IMPORTANT: Tampering with or attempting to
This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock
system for the protection of the operator. If the
interlock system should ever malfunction, do not
operate the tractor. Contact a Cub Cadet Dealer in
your area. The safety interlock system prevents the
engine from cranking or starting unless the brake
pedal is fully depressed, and the PTO knob is in the
disengaged (OFF) position.
bypass the tractors Safety Interlock Switches in any
way WILL void your warranty.
WARNING
• The safety interlock system will automatically
shut off the engine if the operator leaves the
seat before engaging the brake lock.
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
• GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
• AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
• DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP OR
TIP.
• IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP BLADE(S) AND
BACK DOWNHILL SLOWLY.
• DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE
AROUND.
• NEVER CARRY CHILDREN.
• LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING.
• KEEP SAFETY DEVICES (GUARDS, SHIELDS, AND
SWITCHES) IN PLACE AND WORKING.
• REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE THROWN BY THE
BLADE(S).
• KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS.
• BE SURE BLADE(S) AND ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE
PLACING HANDS OR FEET NEAR BLADE(S).
• BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR’S POSITION, DISENGAGE
BLADE(S), PLACE THE SHIFT LEVER IN NEUTRAL,
ENGAGE BRAKE LOCK, SHUT ENGINE OFF AND REMOVE
KEY.
• The safety interlock system will automatically
shut off the engine if the operator leaves the
seat with the PTO knob in the engaged (ON)
position, regardless of whether the brake lock
is engaged. The PTO knob must be in the
disengaged (OFF) position to restart the
engine.
• The safety interlock system will automatically
shut off the electric PTO clutch if the PTO
knob is moved into the engaged (ON) position
with the shift lever in the REVERSE position.
WARNING: Do NOT attempt to bypass
or disconnect the tractor’s safety interlock.
Doing so could result in serious personal
injury or death.
READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL
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SETTING THE CUTTING HEIGHT
NOTE: Do NOT leave the choke control out while
Select the height position of the cutting deck by
placing the deck lift lever in any of the six different
cutting height notches on the right side of the fender.
Then adjust the deck wheels, or rollers (on units
equipped with a 50" deck) so that they are at least
1/4 inch to 1/2 inch above the ground when the
tractor is on a smooth, flat surface such as a
driveway.
operating the tractor. Doing so will result in a "rich"
fuel mixture and cause the engine to run poorly.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
• Place the PTO knob into the disengaged
(OFF) position
• Move the throttle control into the SLOW
position and allow the engine to "idle down"
for ten seconds, then turn the ignition key
counterclockwise to the OFF position.
WARNING: Keep hands and feet away
from the discharge chute opening of the
cutting deck.
• Remove the key from the ignition switch to
prevent accidental starting.
NOTE: The deck wheels (on units equipped with a
IMPORTANT: If you think you’ve struck a foreign
46-inch deck) are an anti-scalp feature of the deck
and are not designed to support the weight of the
free-floating cutting deck.
Refer to the ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual
for more detailed instructions regarding various deck
adjustments.
object, stop the engine immediately. Remove the
wire(s) from the spark plug(s), thoroughly inspect the
unit for any damage, and repair the damage before
restarting and operating the tractor.
DRIVING THE TRACTOR
WARNING: Avoid
STARTING THE ENGINE
sudden
starts,
excessive speed and sudden stops.
NOTE: Refer to the TRACTOR SET-UP section of
this manual for Gasoline and Oil fill up instructions.
WARNING: Do not leave the seat of the
tractor without first placing the PTO knob in
the disengaged (OFF) position, depressing
the brake pedal and engaging the parking
brake. If leaving the tractor unattended,
also turn the ignition key off and remove
the key.
• Insert the tractor key into the ignition switch.
• Place the PTO knob into the disengaged
(OFF) position.
• Depress the brake pedal and set the parking
brake.
• Move the shift lever into the NEUTRAL
position.
• Depress the brake pedal to release the
parking brake and let the pedal up. Move the
throttle lever into the FAST (rabbit) position.
• Move the throttle control lever into the FAST
(rabbit) position.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT use the shift lever to
• Pull out the choke control knob, if so equipped
A warm engine may not require choking.
change the direction of travel or the speed range
when the tractor is in motion. Use the brake pedal to
bring the tractor to a complete stop before shifting.
• Turn the ignition key clockwise to the START
position. After the engine starts, release the
key. It will return to the ON position.
• To move forward, move the shift lever into the
FORWARD—Hi or FORWARD—Lo position,
then slowly depress the drive pedal until the
desired speed is achieved.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT hold the key in the START
position for longer than ten seconds at a time. Doing
so may cause damage to your engine’s starter.
NOTE: Operate the tractor with the shift lever in
NOTE: If starting problems are encountered, refer
the FORWARD—Lo position for towing, climbing
and other heavy load applications. Operate the
tractor with the shift lever in the FORWARD—Hi
position for all other applications.
to the TROUBLESHOOTING section of this manual.
After the engine starts, slowly release the brake
pedal. As the engine warms up, gradually push the
choke control knob inward to open up the choke
plate on the engine’s carburetor.
• To move in reverse, move the shift lever into
the REVERSE position, check that the area
behind is clear then slowly depress the drive
pedal.
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SETTING THE CRUISE CONTROL
OPERATING THE HEADLIGHTS
To turn the tractor’s headlights on:
NOTE: The cruise control feature should only be
• Start the engine following the instructions
earlier in this section.
utilized in the forward direction.
• Move the shift lever into either the
FORWARD—Hi or FORWARD—Lo position,
then slowly depress the drive pedal until the
desired speed is achieved.
• Lightly push
downward.
the
cruise
control
• Turn the key one notch counterclockwise into
the On/Lights position of the ignition switch.
Refer to Figure 4.
To turn the tractor’s headlights off:
button
• Turn the key into either the On position (to
leave the engine running) or the Off position
(to shut the engine off). Refer to Figure 4.
• While continuing to hold the cruise button
down, lift your foot from the drive pedal (you
should feel the cruise latch engage).
IMPORTANT: Never move the key into the Start
position while the engine is running. Doing so may
cause damage to your engine’s starter.
• If properly engaged, the cruise control button
and the drive pedal should lock in the down
position, and the tractor will maintain the same
forward speed.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
• Disengage the cruise control using one of the
following methods:
• Place the PTO knob into the disengaged
(OFF) position.
• Depress the brake pedal to disengage the
cruise control and stop the tractor.
• Move the throttle control into the SLOW
(turtle) position and allow the engine to "idle
down" for ten seconds, then turn the ignition
key counterclockwise to the OFF position.
• Lightly depress the drive pedal.
To change to the reverse direction when operating
with cruise control, depress the brake pedal to
disengage the cruise control and bring the tractor to
a complete stop. Then move the shift lever into the
REVERSE position and depress the drive pedal.
• Remove the key from the ignition switch to
prevent accidental starting.
IMPORTANT: If you think you’ve struck a foreign
object, stop the engine immediately. Remove the
wire(s) from the spark plug(s), thoroughly inspect the
unit for any damage, and repair the damage before
restarting and operating the mower.
DRIVING ON SLOPES
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 6 to help
determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
USING THE LIFT LEVER
WARNING: Do not mow on inclines with
a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of
approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet).
The tractor could overturn and cause
serious injury.
Operate the tractor up and down slopes, never
across slopes. Do not drive so that the tractor may
tip over sideways.
Before operating the tractor on any slope, walk the
slope to look for possible hazards such as rocks.
mounds, ruts, stumps or other surface irregularities
which could cause the tractor to be upset.
Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must
be made, turn down the slope. Turning up a slope
greatly increases the chance of a roll over.
Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is
necessary to stop while driving up a slope, start up
smoothly and carefully to reduce the possibility of
flipping the tractor over backward.
To raise the cutting deck, move the lift lever to the
left, then place it in the notch best suited for your
application. Refer to SETTING THE CUTTING
HEIGHT earlier in this section.
ENGAGING THE ELECTRIC PTO
(POWER TAKE-OFF) KNOB
Front View
Pull Out
ON
Push In
OFF
Figure 7
• Move the throttle control lever to the FAST
(rabbit) position.
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• Pull the PTO knob outward into the engaged
(ON) position. See Figure 7.
WARNING: Never direct the discharge
of material toward bystanders or allow
anyone near the machine while in
operation.
• Keep the throttle lever in the FAST (rabbit)
position for the most efficient use of the
cutting deck and other attachments.
• For best results it is recommended that the
first two laps should be cut with the discharge
thrown towards the center. After the first two
laps, reverse the direction to throw the
discharge to the outside for the balance of
cutting. This will give a better appearance to
the lawn.
• The operator must remain in the tractor seat
at all times. If the operator should leave the
seat without pushing the PTO knob inward
into the disengaged (OFF) position, the
tractor’s engine will shut off.
IMPORTANT: The PTO knob cannot be in the
• Do not cut the grass too short. Short grass
invites weed growth and yellows quickly in dry
weather.
engaged (ON) position when the tractor is driving in
the reverse direction. The PTO knob must be in the
disengaged (OFF) position when the shift lever is in
REVERSE or the PTO will automatically shut off.
Refer to SAFETY INTERLOCK SWITCHES in this
section.
• Mowing should always be done with the
engine at full throttle.
• Do not mow at high ground speed, especially
if a mulch kit or grass collector is installed.
MOWING
• Under heavier conditions it may be necessary
to go back over the cut area a second time to
get a clean cut.
This tractor is equipped with one of Cub Cadet’s
high quality cutting decks. The following information
will be helpful when using the cutting deck with your
tractor.
• Do NOT attempt to mow heavy brush and
weeds and extremely tall grass. Your tractor is
designed to mow lawns, NOT clear brush.
WARNING: To avoid possible injury, do
not allow anyone in the area of the tractor
while mowing. Even if the area to be
mowed has been cleared of foreign
objects, small objects may be picked up
and discharged by the mower.
• Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades
when worn. Refer to the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual for proper blade
sharpening instructions.
SECTION 9: ADJUSTMENTS
LEVELING THE DECK
WARNING: Cutting blades are sharp. Always protect your hands by wearing heavy leather work
gloves to grasp blades.
NOTE: Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing any deck leveling adjustments. Refer to TIRES in
the maintenance section of this manual for further information regarding tire pressure.
Front to Rear
The front of the cutting deck is supported by a stabilizer bar that can adjusted to level the deck from front to
rear. The front of the deck should be 1/4" to 3/8" lower than the rear of the deck. Adjust if necessary as follows:
WARNING: Turn the tractor’s engine off, remove the key from the ignition switch and apply the
tractor’s parking brake before making any adjustments to the cutting deck.
• With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place the lift lever in the top notch (highest position) and
rotate the blade nearest the discharge chute so that it’s parallel with the tractor.
• Measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to the ground and the distance from the rear of the
blade tip to the ground. The first measurement taken should be between 1/4" and 3/8" less than the
second measurement. Determine the approximate distance necessary for proper adjustment and
proceed, if necessary, to the next step.
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• Loosen the two jam nuts on the rear side of the deck stabilizer bracket. See Figure 8A.
• Locate the two lock nuts on the opposite side of the stabilizer bracket. See Figure 8A. Tighten the lock
nuts to raise the front of the deck; loosen the lock nuts to lower the front of the deck.
• Retighten the two jam nuts loosened earlier when proper adjustment is achieved.
Side to Side
If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly, a side to side adjustment can be performed. Adjust if
necessary as follows:
WARNING: Turn the tractor’s engine off, remove the key from the ignition switch and apply the
tractor’s parking brake before making any adjustments to the cutting deck.
• With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place the lift lever in the top notch (highest position) and
rotate the blades so that they are perpendicular with the tractor.
• Measure the distance from the outside of the left blade tip to the ground and the distance from the
outside of the right blade tip to the ground. Both measurements taken should be equal. If they’re not,
proceed to the next step.
• Loosen, but do NOT remove, the hex cap screw on the left deck hanger bracket. See Figure 8B.
• Balance the deck so that both blade tip measurements taken earlier are equal.
• Retighten the hex cap screw on the left deck hanger bracket when proper adjustment is achieved.
Lock
Nuts
A
B
Deck
Stabilizer
Bracket
Deck
Jam
Nuts
Hex Cap Screw
Deck Hanger Bracket
Front to Rear
Side to Side
NOTE:
46-inch deck shown.
Figure 8
DECK ROLLER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
(Units with 50-inch Decks)
with the clevis pins and hairpin clips just
removed. See Figure 10.
Deck Roller
Bracket
To adjust the height of the rollers on the rear of the
mowing deck, proceed as follows:
• Place the lift lever in the bottom notch (lowest
position).
• Remove the clevis pins and hairpin clips from
the deck roller brackets on the left and right
sides of the cutting deck. See Figure 10.
Hairpin
Clip
• Position the deck roller brackets up or down
through the slots on the rear of the deck until
desired position is reached, then re-attach
Clevis pin
Figure 9
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NOTE: Be certain that the left roller bracket and
• Thread the ball joint toward the jam nut to
shorten the drag link. Thread the ball joint
away from the jam nut to lengthen the drag
link.
the right roller bracket are set in the same position.
SEAT ADJUSTMENT
• Replace hex nut and lock washer and
retighten the jam nut after proper adjustment
is achieved.
To adjust the position of the seat, move the seat
adjustment lever (located under the seat) to the left
and slide the seat forward or backwards. See Figure
10. Make sure seat is locked into one of the six
adjustment positions before operating the tractor.
NOTE: Threading the ball joints too far onto the
drag links will cause the front tires to"toe-in" too far.
Proper toe-in is between 1/16" and 5/16".
Front tire toe-in can be measured as follows:
Seat
• Place the steering wheel in position for
straight ahead travel. Insert a 1/4" dowel up
through aligning holes in both the steering
gear and support plate. See Figure 12.
Drag Links
Insert Dowel
Here
Seat Adjustment Lever
Figure 10
Steering Gear
Support
Plate
Steering
Shaft
STEERING ADJUSTMENT
NOTE:
If the tractor turns tighter in one direction than the
other, or if the ball joints or drag links are being
replaced due to damage or wear, the steering drag
links may need to be adjusted.
Hex Nut and
Lock Washer
Grease Fitting
View shown from beneath tractor.
Figure 12
• In front of the axle, measure the distance
horizontally from the inside of the left rim to
the inside of the right rim. Note the distance.
Pivot Bar
• Behind the axle, measure the distance
horizontally from the inside of the left rim to
the inside of the right rim. Note the distance.
• The measurement taken in front of the axle
should be between 1/16" and 5/16" less than
the measurement taken behind the axle.
Axle
• Adjust if necessary.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
WARNING: If any adjustments are
Drag Link
made to the engine while the engine is
running (e.g. carburetor), disengage all
clutches and blades. Keep clear of all
moving parts.
Jam Nut
Ball Joint
Figure 11
Adjust the drag links so that equal lengths are
threaded into the ball joint on the left side and the
ball joint on the right side:
Refer to separate engine manual packed with your
unit for carburetor adjustment information or see an
authorized engine service dealer.
• Loosen the jam nut found on the drag link at
the rear of the ball joint. See Figure 11.
NOTE: A dirty air cleaner will cause an engine to
• Remove the hex nut and lock washer on the
top of ball joint. See Figure 11.
run rough and may result in permanent engine
damage. Be certain that the air cleaner is clean and
attached to the carburetor before attempting to
adjust the carburetor.
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BRAKE ADJUSTMENT
If the tractor does not come to a complete stop when
the brake pedal is completely depressed, or if the
tractor’s rear wheels can roll with the parking brake
applied, the brake is in need of adjustment.
The brake disc can be found on the right side of the
transmission in the rear of the tractor. Adjust if
necessary as follows:
• Re-tighten the hex nut loosened earlier.
Hex Nut
• Looking at the brake disc from the right side of
the tractor, locate the compression spring and
brake disc.
Set Gap
at .011"
• Loosen, but do NOT remove the hex nut
found on the right side of the brake assembly.
See Figure 14.
Brake Disc
• Using a feeler gauge, set the gap between the
brake disc and the brake puck at .011".
NOTE:
Compression
Spring
View shown from beneath tractor.
Figure 13
SECTION 10: MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug
• Pop open the protective cap on the end of the
oil drain valve to expose the oil drain port. See
Figure 14.
wire(s) and ground against the engine
before performing any adjustments, repairs
or maintenance.
• Push oil drain hose (packed with unit) onto the
oil drain port. Route the opposite end of the
hose into an appropriate oil collection
container with a capacity great enough to
collect the used oil.
ENGINE
Refer to the separate engine manual for engine
maintenance instructions.
• Push the oil drain valve in slightly, then rotate
counterclockwise and pull outward to begin
draining oil. See Figure 14.
Check engine oil level before each use as
instructed in the separate engine manual packed
with your unit. Read and follow instructions
carefully.
• Service the oil filter (if so equipped) as
instructed in the separate engine manual
packed with your unit.
Perform the above steps in the opposite order after
oil has finished draining.
Changing Engine Oil
• Unscrew oil fill cap and remove dipstick from
the oil fill tube. See Figure 14.
Oil Fill Cap
Protective Cap
• Refill the engine with oil.
Oil Drain Hose
IMPORTANT: Refill the engine with the proper
Protective
Cap
capacity and weight of motor oil as instructed in the
separate engine manual.
Service air cleaner every 25 hours under normal
conditions. Clean every few hours under extremely
dusty condition. To service the air cleaner, refer to
the separate engine manual packed with your unit.
Oil Fill Tube
The spark plug(s) should be cleaned and the gap
reset once a season. Spark plug replacement is
recommended at the start of each mowing season;
check engine manual for correct plug type and gap
specifications.
Oil Drain Valve
Oil Drain Port
NOTE: Valve location will vary with engine style.
Figure 14
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CLEANING THE ENGINE AND DECK
IMPORTANT: The use a pressure washer or
Any fuel or oil spilled on the machine should be
wiped off promptly. Do NOT allow grass, leaves, and
dirt to accumulate around the cooling fins of the
engine or on any other part of the machine,
especially the pulleys and other moving parts.
Clean the underside of the deck with a wisk broom,
putty knife or forced air after each mowing.
garden hose to clean your tractor is NOT
recommended. It may cause damage to electrical
components, spindles, pulleys, bearings or the
engine. The use of water will result in a shortened
life of the tractor and reduce its serviceability.
CUTTING DECK REMOVAL (46-inch deck shown)
Deck Lift Arms
To Lift Assembly
PTO Idler Pulley
PTO Belt
Deck Support Pins
Electric PTO Clutch
Deck
Stabilizer
Bracket
Hooks
NOTE:
PTO Idler Pulley Bracket
(mounted on tractor)
Deck belt and other tractor
components not shown for clarity.
Front of Tractor
Deck Stabilizer Rod
Figure 15
WARNING: Before performing any maintenance, place the PTO knob into the disengaged (OFF)
position, engage the parking brake, turn the ignition key to the OFF position and remove the key
from the switch to avoid accidental starting.
Several attachments are available for your tractor. To mount some of these attachments and in order to
perform certain maintenance procedures, the deck must be removed from the tractor.
In order to properly remove either a 46-inch or 50-inch cutting deck from beneath the tractor, proceed as
follows:
WARNING: Do NOT remove deck
bottom portion of the engine pulley and from
around the PTO idler pulley.
immediately after operating the tractor.
Allow the engine and other moving parts
ample time to cool down prior to
performing the following procedure.
• Looking at the cutting deck from the right side
of the tractor, locate the deck support pin on
the rear right side of the deck.
• Place the PTO knob into the disengaged
(OFF) position and engage the parking brake.
• Pull the deck support pin outward to release
the deck from the deck lift arm. See Figure 15.
• Lower the deck by moving the lift lever into the
bottom notch on the right fender.
• Rotate the pin slightly toward the rear of the
tractor and release the pin into the hole
provided.
• Grasp the PTO idler pulley bracket and pivot it
toward the discharge chute to relieve tension
on the belt. Remove the deck belt from the
• Repeat the above steps on the left side of the
tractor.
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• Move the lift lever into the top notch on the
right fender to raise the deck lift arms out of
the way.
• Gently slide the cutting deck (from the right
side) out from underneath the tractor.
NOTE: To properly remount the cutting deck,
• Gently slide the cutting deck toward the front
of the tractor allowing the hooks on the deck
to release themselves from the deck stabilizer
rod. Do NOT let the deck fall to the ground.
perform the above steps in reverse order. Having a
second person assist you will ease this procedure.
CHANGING THE DECK BELTS
PTO Idler Pulley
(mounted on tractor)
Electric PTO Clutch
Deck belt (Bottom)
PTO belt (Top)
Deck Idler Pulley
Right Hand
Double Pulley
(beneath belt guard)
Left Hand
Double Pulley
Center Pulley
Self-tapping Screws
NOTE:
Left hand belt cover not shown for clarity.
Figure 16
All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should be replaced if any signs of cracking, shredding or
rotting are present.
IMPORTANT: The V-belts found on your tractor are specially designed to engage and disengage safely. A
substitute (non-OEM) V-belt can be dangerous by not disengaging completely. For a proper working machine,
use factory approved belts.
To change or replace the PTO belt and deck belt on your tractor, proceed as follows:
NOTE: Removing the deck from the tractor as instructed earlier in this section will ease the following steps,
but is not necessary.
46-inch and 50-inch decks
• Lower the deck by moving the lift lever into the bottom notch on the right fender.
• Remove the belt guards by removing the three self-tapping screws that fasten them to the deck top.
• Remove and discard old belt(s).
NOTE: It’s recommended that both the PTO belt and the deck belt be replaced at the same time.
• Route the new belt(s) as shown in Figure 16. OEM belt part numbers shown in the table below.
• Remount the belt guards just removed.
PTO (Upper) Belt
Deck (Lower) Belt
46-inch Deck
754-0476
754-0349
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50-inch Deck
754-0475
754-0291A
CHANGING THE TRANSMISSION DRIVE BELTS
Variable-Speed
Pulley
Drive belt (Lower)
Shift Lever
Drive belt (Upper)
Rear Idler Pulley
Belt Keeper
Battery Tray
Opening
Belt Keeper
Front Idler Pulley
Keeper Pins
Double Idler Bracket
Transmission Idler Pulley
Engine Pulley
Electric PTO Clutch
Belt Keeper
Idler Bracket
Two-speed
Transmission
NOTE:
Transmission Pulley
View shown from above tractor.
Front of Tractor
Figure 17
All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should be replaced if any signs of cracking, shredding or
rotting are present.
IMPORTANT: The V-belts found on your tractor are specially designed to engage and disengage safely. A
substitute (non-OEM) V-belt can be dangerous by not disengaging completely. For a proper working machine,
use factory approved belts.
To change or replace the drive belt(s) on your tractor, proceed as follows:
NOTE: It’s recommended that both drive belts be replaced at the same time.
• Remove the cutting deck as instructed earlier in this section.
• After disconnecting the battery cables, remove the battery and battery tray from beneath the seat.
IMPORTANT: When removing the battery, disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it’s terminal first,
followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire.
NOTE: Refer to Figure 2 in the TRACTOR SET-UP section of this manual for instructions regarding battery
hook-up.
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Upper Drive Belt
• Locate the transmission idler pulley on the
upper drive belt by looking through the battery
tray opening. See Figure 17.
• Remove the rear idler pulley from the doubleidler bracket while unrouting the belt from
around both the rear and the front idler pulley.
Refer to Figure 17.
• Pivot the transmission idler pulley toward the
rear of the tractor to release tension on the
upper drive belt.
• Carefully unplug the tractor’s wire harness
from the connector on the electric PTO clutch.
See Figure 18.
Hex Bolt
• Remove the belt from around the transmission
idler pulley.
• Remove the upper drive belt from around the
transmission pulley and the variable-speed
pulley.
Electric
PTO Clutch
NOTE: In order to remove the belt from around the
variable-speed pulley, slowly rotate the pulley
counterclockwise while rolling the belt off of it.
• Remove the upper drive belt by pulling it up
through the battery tray opening.
Connector
• Reroute the new upper drive belt as shown in
Figure 17 unless proceeding with the lower
drive belt removal.
NOTE:
Lower Drive Belt
View shown from beneath tractor.
Figure 18
• Remove the hex bolt from the center of the
electric PTO clutch and gently lower the
electric PTO clutch off of the engine
crankshaft. Be careful not to lose any flat
washers which may be found on top of the
electric PTO clutch. See Figure 18.
NOTE: Proper removal of the lower drive belt
requires the removal of several tractor components.
Read through the following procedure prior to
attempting it to determine if you feel you could
successfully complete it. If you don’t, see your Cub
Cadet dealer to have the belt changed.
belt around both the pulleys and the belt keepers
BEFORE performing the following steps.
• The engine pulley is located directly above the
electric PTO clutch. Lower the engine pulley
far enough to be able to remove the upper
drive belt from around it.
• Remove the upper drive belt following the
instructions above.
IMPORTANT: When remounting the electric
• Locate the variable-speed pulley by looking
through the battery tray opening. See Figure
17. Remove the variable-speed pulley by
loosening the hex bolt that affixes the pulley to
the variable-speed bracket.
• Remove the drive belt by feeding it from both
ends toward the front idler pulley on the
double-idler bracket. See Figure 17.
IMPORTANT: Note the routing of the lower drive
PTO clutch, torque the center hex bolt to between 38
foot-pounds and 50 foot-pounds.
NOTE: It IS necessary to remove the shift cover
• Remove the belt keeper found directly behind
the variable-speed pulley.
on the front of the fender and feed the belt through
and around the shift lever to remove the belt.
• Slide the belt off of the variable-speed pulley
as you lift the pulley up and out through the
battery tray opening.
• Reassemble by following the above steps in
reverse order.
• Reroute the new belt (part # 754-0467)
around the pulleys, keeper pins and belt
keepers EXACTLY as the old one was routed.
Refer to Figure 17.
NOTE: Jacking the rear of the tractor up off the
ground at this point in the procedure will ease the
following steps, but is not necessary. Remove the
rear idler pulley from the double idler bracket while
unrouting the belt from around both the rear and the
front idler pulley. Refer to Figure 17.
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BATTERY
The drive pedal is properly adjusted when the hole
found in the double idler bracket has approximately
1-3/8" of travel with ten pounds of pressure applied
to the drive pedal. See Figure 19.
The battery is sealed and is maintenance-free. Acid
levels cannot be checked.
• Always keep the battery cables and terminals
clean and free of corrosive build-up.
Double Idler
Bracket
Hole
• After cleaning the battery and terminals, apply
a light coat of petroleum jelly or grease to the
terminals and over the positive terminal boot.
Idler
Adj. Rod
• Always keep the boot positioned over the
positive terminal to prevent shorting.
Front of Tractor
NOTE:
IMPORTANT: If removing the battery for any
reason, disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from
it’s terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red)
wire. When re-installing the battery, always connect
the POSITIVE (Red) wire its terminal first, followed
by the NEGATIVE (Black) wire. Be certain that the
wires are connected to the correct terminals.
reversing them could change the polarity and cause
damage to your engine’s alternating system.
View shown from above tractor.
Figure 19
Adjust the drive pedal after replacing the drive belts
on your tractor, if necessary, as follows:
• Locate the speed control assembly on the
underside of the steering support bracket. See
Figure 20.
Idler
Adj. Rod
Charging
Place Wrenches Here
If the unit has not been put into use for an extended
period of time, charge the battery with a 12-volt
automotive-type charger at six amps for a minimum
of one hour (or until fully charged).
Neutral
Return
Bracket
Hairpin
Clips
WARNING: Batteries
give off an
explosive gas during and for some time
after charging. Charge battery in a well
ventilated area and do not allow a spark or
an open flame near the battery.
Pin
FUSE
Drive Pedal
Return Spring
A fuse is installed in your tractor’s wiring harness to
protect the tractor’s electrical system from damage
caused by excessive amperage. Always use the
same capacity fuse for replacement. If the electrical
system does not function, or your tractor’s engine
will not crank, first check to be certain that the fuse
has not blown.
It can be found under the hood mounted behind the
top of dash panel on the support bar. Pull the fuse
from its holder and compare it with Figure 21 to
determine if it is good or bad.
Speed Control
Assembly
Figure 20
• Remove both hairpin clips from the pin which
is fastened to the speed control assembly (be
careful not to lose the small flat washers found
on the pin). See Figure 20.
• Remove the drive pedal return spring.
• Using two 9/16" wrenches, remove the pin
from the speed control assembly. See Figure
20.
Thread the idler adjustment rod inward or outward to
lengthen or shorten the travel of the double idler
bracket until proper adjustment is achieved.
• Reassemble by following the above steps in
reverse order.
GOOD
BAD
Figure 21
22
TIRES
To properly sharpen the cutting blades, remove
equal amounts of metal from both ends of the blades
along the cutting edges. See Figure 23.
Sharpen the cutting edge straight across, parallel to
the trailing edge, at a 25° to 30° angle. See Figure
23.
The recommended operating tire pressure is
approximately 10 psi for the rear tires and 10 psi for
the front tires. Refer to the tire sidewall for exact tire
manufacturer’s
recommended
psi.
Do
not
overinflate. Uneven tire pressure could cause the
cutting deck to mow unevenly.
IMPORTANT: If the cutting edge of the blade has
already been sharpened to within 5/8" of the wind
wing radius, or if any metal separation is present,
replace the worn blades with new ones. See Figure
23.
CUTTING BLADES
WARNING: Cutting blades are sharp.
Always protect your hands by wearing
heavy leather work gloves to grasp blades.
Blade Separation
The blades may be removed for sharpening or
replacement as follows.
• Remove the deck from beneath the tractor,
(refer to DECK REMOVAL earlier in this
section for detailed instructions) then gently
flip the deck over to expose its underside.
Worn Blade Edge
• Place a block of wood between the center
deck housing baffle and the cutting blade to
act as a stabilizer. See Figure 22.
Sharpen Edge Evenly
Block of Wood
Hex Flange Nut
Wind Wing
5/8"
minim
um
Figure 23
It is extremely important that each cutting blade
edge be ground equally to maintain proper blade
balance. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive
vibration when rotating at high speeds, may cause
damage to the tractor and result in personal injury.
The blade can be tested by balancing it on a round
shaft screwdriver. Grind metal from the heavy side
until it balances evenly.
Spindle
Assembly
Cutting Blade
When replacing the blade, be sure to install the
blade with the side of the blade marked ‘‘Bottom’’ (or
with a part number stamped in it) facing the ground
when the mower is in the operating position.
Figure 22
• Use a 15/16" wrench to remove the hex flange
nut that secures the blade to the spindle
assembly. See Figure 22.
IMPORTANT: Use a torque wrench to tighten the
blade spindle hex flange nut to between 70 footpounds and 90 foot-pounds.
NOTE: The hex flange nut has a right-handed
(normal) thread pattern. Do NOT attempt to force the
nut in the incorrect direction. Doing so may damage
the nut and create a safety hazard.
23
SECTION 11: LUBRICATION
WARNING: Always stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the
engine before performing any adjustments, repairs or maintenance.
ENGINE
Lubricate the engine with motor oil as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit.
PIVOT POINTS
Lubricate all pivot points (drive pedal, brake pedal, etc.) at least once a season with light oil.
STEERING SHAFT
Lubricate the steering shaft at least once a season with light oil.
STEERING GEAR
Lubricate the teeth of the steering gear with an all-purpose automotive grease every 25 hours of operation or
once a season. Refer to Figure 12.
LINKAGE
Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive, brake and lift linkage at least once a season with SAE 30 engine oil.
WHEELS
Both the front wheels and the rear wheels should be removed from the axles once a season. Lubricate the
axles and the rims well with an all-purpose automotive grease before re-installing them.
FRONT AXLES
Your tractor is equipped with grease fittings on both ends of the front pivot bar, in front of the both the left and
the right axles. Refer to Figure 11. Lubricate at least once a season with a grease gun.
24
SECTION 12: TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Trouble
Possible
Cause(s)
Corrective Action
Engine will Safety switch
not crank
button not
depressed.
There are two safety switches in the starting circuit of your unit: the brake pedal switch
and the seat switch. Make certain the actuator is fully depressing the button on the
brake switch. The operator must be seated on the tractor in order to depress the seat
switch. The PTO knob must be in the disengaged (OFF) positio in order to start the
engine, also.
Battery installed The battery must be installed with negative terminal attached to black ground wire.
incorrectly.
Negative terminal is identified at the post by “NEG”, “N” or “-”. The positive terminal,
identified by “POS”, “P” or “+”, must be attached to the thick red wire which goes to the
solenoid.
Battery is dead Charge at six amps with a 12-volt automotive-type battery charger for one hour or until
or weak.
fully charged.
Blown fuse
Refer to operator’s manual for fuse location. Replace fuse with automotive type fuse of
the proper amperage. Fuses seldom fail without a reason. The problem must be
corrected. Check for loose connections in the fuse holder. Replace fuse holder if necessary. A dead short may be in the cranking or charging circuit where the insulation
may have rubbed through and exposed the bare wire. Replace the wire or repair with
electrician's tape if the wire strands have not been damaged.
Note: Look for a wire pinched between body panels, burned by the exhaust pipe or
muffler or rubbed against a moving part.
Engine
Throttle or choke Refer to the OPERATION section of this manual for the correct position of the throttle
cranks but not in starting
control and choke for starting.
will not start position.
No fuel to the
Gasoline tank empty. Fill.
carburetor.
Fuel line or in-line fuel filter plugged. Remove and clean fuel line. Replace fuel filter
(if so equipped) if necessary.
No spark to
Spark plug lead disconnected. Connect lead. Using a spark tester, check for spark. If
spark plug(s).
no spark is present, have engine’s magneto serviced by an authorized engine dealer.
Dirty aircleaner.
Engine
smokes
If the air cleaner is dirty, the engine may not start. Refer to the engine manual packed
with your unit.
Check oil level.
Excessive
vibration
Engine oil has
been overfilled.
Engine loses
crankcase
vacuum.
Bent blade or
damaged pulley.
Mower
won’t
discharge
grass or
leaves
uncut strips
Engine speed
low.
Speed selection. Use lower ground speed. The slower your ground speed, the better the quality of cut.
Cutting height
Raise deck.
set too low.
Blades dull.
Sharpen or replace blades (uncut strip problem only).
Dipstick not seated or broken. Replace defective part.
Engine breather defective. Replace.
Stop engine immediately. Check all pulleys, blade adapters, keys and bolts for
tightness and spindle damage. Tighten or replace any loose or damaged parts.
Always replace damaged blade. Only use original equipment blades.
Throttle must be set at full throttle.
25
Model 1212
1
14
8
10
18/19
9
16
15
3
11
5
13
4
2
17
6
5
13
5
7
REF.
PART
NO.
NO.
1 625-0051
2 629-0939
629-0941
3 629-0126
4 710-0599
5 712-3006
6 725-1426
7 725-1657A
8 725-1741
9 725-1743
10 725-1745
11 725-1747
12 736-0222
13 736-0329
14 629-0309
15 725-1752
16 783-0462
17 725-3007A
18 729-0357
19 725-1381
DESCRIPTION
Bulb/Socket Headlight Assembly
Wiring Harness w/o Ref. 14 (units w/ B&S Intek Twin)
Wiring Harness w/o Ref. 14 (units w/ Kohler Twin)
Harness Adapter, #18 x 5
Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
Hex Nut, 1/4-20
Solenoid, 12-volt, 100 Amp
Snap Mount Safety Interlock Switch (Brake)
Ignition Switch
Indicator Monitor / Hour Meter
Ignition Key
Safety Plunger Switch (Seat)
External Lock Washer, 1/4
Lock Washer, 1/4
Headlight Harness
Electric PTO Switch
Retainer Bracket
Positive Terminal Cover (Boot)
Fuse Holder
20-amp Fuse
26
C30
C85
C86
C87
C87
27
STARTER
ALTERNATOR
AFTERFIRE SOL
ALTERNATOR
MAGNETO
HEADLIGHTS
ELECTRIC PTO
ELECTRIC PTO
GREEN
RELAY:725-1718
GREEN
YELLOW/BLACK
RED
WHITE/BLACK
WHITE
-
BLUE
GREEN
WHITE
BATTERY
RED
RED/BLACK
RED
WHITE
YELLOW
WHITE/BLACK
BLUE/WHITE
+
RELAY
725-1648
RED
ORANGE/WHITE
GREEN
SOLENOID
725-1426
YELLOW
ORANGE
RED
KEY SWITCH
725-1741
FUSE
725-1381
BRAKE SWITCH
725-1657A
PTO SWITCH
725-1716
L
M
A1
A2
RED
B
S
G
YELLOW/BLACK
ORANGE/BLACK
YELLOW/WHITE
ORANGE
ORANGE/WHITE
YELOWL/BLACK
RED
ORANGE/BLACK
GREEN
REVERSE SWITCH
725-1643
GREEN
RED
WHITE
WHITE/BLACK
ORANGE/WHITE
ORANGE/BLACK
ORANGE
SEAT SWITCH
725-1747
BLACK
OFF
RUN 1
RUN 2
START
B+A1
B+S+A1
G+M+A1
B+A1
KEY SWITCH 725-1741
OIL PRESSURE
L+A2
OIL
GROUND
+12 V.
A/C
PTO +
PTO -
BRAKE -
BRAKE +
Electrical System
ORANGE/BLACK
YELLOW/WHITE
RED/WHITE
YELLOW/BLACK
GREEN
ORANGE/BLACK
WHITE/BLACK
BLUE
Model 1212
45
20
46
47
30
29
28
5
40
31
37
26
33
34
38
27
32
16
41
35
21
2
24
36
9
17
12
25
23
42
6
10
15
12
14
23
23
44
19
13
11
7
43
4
3
5
12
28
Tractor Body
REF.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
PART
NO.
683-0195
710-0599
710-0751
710-0924
710-1017
710-1268
710-3008
712-0271
712-0292
712-0431
726-0211
726-0293
731-1854
735-0126
736-0105
746-1085
783-0475
783-0476A
783-0477
783-0478A
783-0551
783-0553A
710-0604A
751-0603
DESCRIPTION
Bracket Assembly (8-style)
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x .62
Phillips Pan Screw, 1/4-20 x .75
Truss Phillips Screw, 1/4-20 x .625
Screw, #10-16 x .375
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x .75
Hex Sems Nut, 1/4-20
U-type Speed Nut, 1/4-20
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
U-nut, 5/16-18
Retainer Nut, 3/8
Headlight Lens (8-style)
Rubber Washer, .87 x .33
Bell Washer, .401 x .87 x .063
Choke Knob/Cable (Model 1180*)
LH Side Panel (8-style)
RH Side Panel (8-style)
Grill (8-style)
Hood (8-style)
Hood Hinge Bracket
Hood Support Bracket
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625
Fuel Cap
REF.
NO.
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
PART
NO.
751-0659
710-0809
710-0895
710-3217
712-0142
731-1857
731-2225
731-2226
731-2227
736-0142
747-1196
749-1087
747-1184
731-2245
726-3046
725-1752
712-3027
736-3078
710-1238
712-3004A
747-1215
712-0349
710-0473
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to
the list of color codes below. Please add
the applicable color code, wherever
needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part
numbered 700-xxxx is painted Cub Beige,
the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499.
Cub Blue: 0685
Cub Yellow: 0498
Cub Beige: 0499
29
DESCRIPTION
Fuel Tank
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.25
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-15 x .75
Truss Phillips Screw, #8-32 x .375
Hex Nut, #8-32
Throttle Control Knob
Dash Panel (8-style)
Cruise Control Button
Parking Brake Button
Flat Washer, 9/32 x 1/2 x 1/16
Brake/Cruise Pivot Rod
Dash Support Tube
Heat Shield Support Rod
Heat Shield (8-style)
Ratchet Clip
Electric PTO Switch
Hex Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20
Flat Washer, .349 x 1.0 x .063
Screw, 5/16-18 x .875 (Grade 5)
Hex Nut, 5/16-18
Hood Latch (8-style)
Hex Nut, #10-32
Machine Screw, #10-24
Model 1212
49
43
42
39
46
45
41
37
48
44
30
6
34
45
36
47
16
38
28
35
32
31
28
29
54
55
52
11
27
33
29
53
50
51
6
14
2
13
9
8
14
18
5
19
8
12
17
21
22
10
20
6
23
25
19
21
22
24
6
14
8
3
16
1
4
5
4
15
26
30
17
16
9
7
Lift Assembly
REF.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
PART
NO.
747-1130
683-0197
711-0332
712-0206
712-0431
712-3004A
712-3083
714-0104
714-0111
716-0106
720-0311
732-0874
732-0934
736-0275
736-0921
736-3019
736-3084
738-0138
738-0380
741-0225
741-0715
746-0968
747-1111
756-1154
783-0678
783-0720A
710-0260
710-0604
REF.
NO.
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
DESCRIPTION
Deck Stabilizer Rod
Lift Shaft Assembly
Clevis Pin, .5 x .78
Hex Nut, 1/2-13
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18
Hex Nut, 1/2-13
Internal Cotter Pin
Cotter Pin
E-ring
Handle Grip
Torsion Spring
Lift-assist Spring, 1.15 x 5.99
Flat Washer, 5/16
Lock Washer, 1/2
Flat Washer, .31 x 1.062 x .134
Flat Washer, .51 x 1.12 x .06
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x .62
Shoulder Screw, .5 x .27, 3/8-16
Hex Flange Bearing
Snap Flange Bearing
Lift Cable, 16.16
Lift Handle
Roller Pulley
Arm Lift
Deck Stabilizer Bracket
Carriage Bolt, 5/16 x .62
Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625
52
53
54
55
PART
NO.
710-0895
731-1990
731-1993
738-0155
783-0677
783-0763A
783-0715
710-1268
712-3027
720-0309A
731-1989
732-0499
736-0175
736-0204
738-0137A
738-1007
783-0611
783-0738
783-0739
783-0753
757-0380
735-0657
735-0656
726-3046
731-2107
712-0292
710-0924
631-0009
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to
the list of color codes below. Please add
the applicable color code, wherever
needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part
numbered 700-xxxx is painted Cub Beige,
the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499.
Cub Blue: 0685
Cub Yellow: 0498
Cub Beige: 0499
31
DESCRIPTION
Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-15 x .75
Lift Lever Cover
Cover w/ Cup Holder
Shoulder Screw, .437 x 1.62
Lift Adjustment Bracket
Fender
Seat Mounting Bracket
Screw, #10-16 x .375
Hex Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20
Seat Adjuster Grip
Spacer
Compression Spring, .41 x 1.5
Spring Washer, .265 x .562 x .025
Flat Washer, .344 x .62 x .03
Shoulder Screw, .340 x .285,1/4-20
Shoulder Screw, .50 x .50, 3/8-16
Seat Stop
Seat Pivot Bracket
Seat Adjustment Lever
Seat Adjustment Selector
Seat
LH Foot Pad
RH Foot Pad
Foot Pad Clips (Not Shown)
Shift Cover
Speed Nut, 1/4-20
Phillips Screw, 1/4-20 x .75
Shift Knob
Model 1212
24
43
42
23
19
6
38
21
14
20
4
2
20
13
22
11
18
7
13
22
8
30
13
15
12
42
41
5
28
1
32
10
17
37
11
3
2
35
30
2
32
27
35
39
40
34
32
31
33
37
36
29
32
29
33
31
9
16
26
25
Steering Assembly
REF.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
PART
NO.
683-0304
710-0604A
783-0726A
783-0727
783-0728
710-0514
711-1409
711-1408
712-0240
712-0241
712-0431
712-0459
712-3004A
717-1550A
717-1554
723-0448A
736-0169
736-3084
738-1001A
741-0475
741-0656
738-0372
731-2295
REF.
NO.
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
DESCRIPTION
Lower Frame Assembly
Self-tapping Screw, 16-18 x .625
RH Pivot Support Bracket
LH Pivot Support Bracket
Pivot Bar Bracket
Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1 (Grade 5)
LH Drag Link
RH Drag Link
Jam Nut, 7/16-20 (Grade 2)
Hex Nut, 3/8-24 (Grade 2)
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
Flange Lock Nut, 7/16-20
Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18
Steering Gear, 11/90 Ratio
Steering Pinion Gear
Ball Joint, 7/16-20
Lock Washer, 3/8
Flat Washer, .51 x 1.12 x .06
Steering Shaft, .625 OD x 24.4
Plastic Bushing, .38 ID
Hex Flange Bearing, 5/8
Shoulder Spacer, .38 ID
Soft Touch Steering Wheel
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
PART
NO.
731-2296
638-0017
638-0018
719-0525B
712-0431
714-0470
726-0341
736-0162
736-0316
736-0285
738-1011
737-3000
634-0085
634-0071
734-0255
734-1727
734-2290
783-0653A
738-0143
736-0331
738-0140
736-0242
710-0643
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to
the list of color codes below. Please add
the applicable color code, wherever
needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part
numbered 700-xxxx is painted Cub Beige,
the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499.
Cub Blue: 0685
Cub Yellow: 0498
Cub Beige: 0499
33
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel Insert
LH Axle Assembly, .750 Diameter
RH Axle Assembly, .750 Diameter
Cast Iron Pivot Bar
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
Cotter Pin
Push Cap, .750
Flat Washer, .64 x 1.0 x .12
Flat Washer, .78 x 1.59 x .06
Flat Washer, .635 x 1.589 x .06
Shoulder Screw, .5 x 2.2, 3/8-16
Lube Fitting, 3/16
Wheel Assembly Complete, 16 x 6.5 x 8
Rim Only w/ Ball Bearing
Air Valve (Not Shown)
Tire Only, Square Shoulder
Hub Cap
Steering Support Bracket
Shoulder Screw, 3/8-16
Bell Washer, .39 x 1.13 x .062
Shoulder Screw, .435 x .178, 5/16 x .56
Bell Washer, .34 x .872
Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 X 1
Model 1212
8
13
30
24
25
3
85
4
13
21
84
73
18
16
28
32
74
13
8
26
9 80
17
31
5
42
12
23
37
10
6
52
51
55
42
18
34
1
52
60
63
60
50
66
65
68
7
52
40
36
33
43
72
67
48
13
47
45
18
29
19
71
80
14
13
57
70
75 20
52
58
54
22
57
64
56
59
20
30
61
53
63
57
22
20
46
49 64
35
83
22
13
81
12
76
77
18
2
20
13
82
35
20
27
11
13
15
78
34
Drive System
REF.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
PART
NO.
618-0375
618-0376
631-0009
647-0037
656-0050
656-0051
683-0251
710-0189
710-0227
710-0347
710-0528
710-0778
710-0604A
710-3011
711-0677
712-0181
712-0378
712-0431
712-0798
712-3004A
712-3008
714-0111
723-3018
725-1713
726-0320
732-0384
732-0716
736-0105
736-0169
736-0275
736-0407
736-0642
736-3010
738-0322
747-1122
747-1123A
747-1127
710-1026
747-1185
748-0416
754-0467
754-0468
756-0981
783-0667
REF.
NO.
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
DESCRIPTION
Variable-speed Bracket Assembly
Two-speed Transmission Assembly
Shfter Knob
Shift Lever
Variable-speed Pulley Assembly
Transmission Pulley, 8.5 x .5 - 36
Double-idler Bracket
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 3
Self Tapping Screw, #8-18 x .5
Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.75
Hex Cap Scerw, 5/16-18 x 1.25
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.5
Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625
Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 2.25
Ferrule, 5/16 x .312 Dia.
Hex Jam Nut, 3/8-16
Hex Nut, 7/16-20
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
Hex Nut, 3/8-16
Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18
Hex Jam Nut, 3/8-16
Cotter Pin
Ball Joint, 3/8-24
Spring Switch
Insulator Nut Plate
Extension Spring, .62 Dia. x 6.12
Extension Spring, .59 OD x 4.0
Bell Washer, .401 x .870 x .063
Lock Washer, 3/8
Flat Washer, 5/16
Bell Washer, .45 x 1.0 x .062
Flat Washer, .44 x .75 x .06
Flat Washer, .407 x .812 x .135
Shoulder Screw, .625 Dia. x .21
Brake Rod
Belt Guard
Idler Adjustment Rod, 3/8
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.75
Transmission Belt Guard Rod
Shoulder Spacer, .380 ID
Variable-speed Belt
Drive Belt
Flat Idler, 2.75 OD
Transmission Torque Bracket
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
35
PART
NO.
783-0669
647-0031
647-0032
683-0266
710-1135
711-0736
711-1363
714-0104
732-0437
732-0955
735-0662
735-3049
736-0140
736-0142
736-0187
736-0204
738-0155
738-0507B
741-0225
741-3065A
747-1137
747-1138
748-0413
748-0415A
783-0653B
783-0732
783-0773
783-0780A
783-0693
683-0304
732-0963
731-2290
712-3050
634-0132
634-0194
734-0255
734-1728
750-0768
750-0566
712-3026
736-0316
710-1260A
747-1185
710-0599
DESCRIPTION
Idler Bracket
Brake Control Shaft Assembly
Speed Control Shaft Assembly
Drive Pedal Assembly
Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x 2.5
Ferrule, 1/4-20
Pin, 3/8-16 x 2.43
Cotter Pin
Compression Spring, .34 OD x 1.0
Extension Spring, .5 OD x 1.41
Drive Pedal Pad
Brake Pedal Pad
Flat Washer, .281 x .5 x .0625
Flat Washer, 9/32 x 1/2 x 1/16
Flat Washer, .64 x 1.24 x .06
Flat Washer, .344 x .062 x .03
Shoulder Screw, .437 x 1.62
Shoulder Screw, .5 x .434
Hex Flange Bearing
Split Hex Flange Bearing
Cruise Control Rod
Brake Lock Control Rod
Cruise Latch
Spacer, 5/16 x 1.54
Steering Support Bracket
Drive Lockout Bracket
Brake Pedal
Neutral Return Bracket
Axle Bracket
Lower Frame Assembly
Extension Spring, .5 OD x 6.37
Hub Cap
Lug Nut, 7/16-14
Wheel Assembly Complete, 23 x 9.5 x 12
Rim Only
Air Valve
Tire Only, Square Shoulder
Split Spacer, .25 x .37 x 1.32
Spacer, .372 x .26 x 1.03
Jam Nut, 3/4-16
Flat Washer, .78 x 1.59 x .06
Hex Screw, 5/16-18 x .75
Transmission Belt Guard Rod
Self Tapping Screw,1/4-20 x .5
Model 1212
48
44*
47
11
49
34
18
37
9
40
12
46
43
42
23
29
15
28
36
41
31
10
5
7
14
31
13
2
27
4
35
25
17
22
26
8
38
36
16
12
20
9
36
19
6
24
3
32
21
18
30
1
33
4
15
36
Two-speed Transmission
REF.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
48
49
PART
NO.
618-0225
618-0226
618-0227A
618-0284
618-0285
618-0286
618-0287
618-0302
618-0365
618-0368
719-0379A
641-0002A
661-0012
710-0642
710-0788
711-1051A
711-1216
712-1329
713-0446
713-0447
713-0448
716-0131
717-0678
717-1438
717-1439
717-1440
717-1441
717-1442
718-0500
718-0504
718-0505
718-0537
719-0385
718-0540
736-0337
736-3046A
711-1235
747-1140
750-1033A
761-0215
716-0114
717-1463
736-0335
736-0336
736-0337
736-0349
741-0335
741-0696
716-0231
618-0376
DESCRIPTION
Reverse Collar Assembly
Hi-Lo Collar Assembly
Shift Fork Assembly
Detent Block Assembly
Output Bearing Block Assembly
Output Seal Bearing Block Assembly
Inboard Sealed Axle Block Assembly
Inboard Sealed Axle Block Assembly
Wheel Hub Assembly
Differential Axle Assembly
Upper Housing
Axle Bearing Block Assembly
Brake Assembly
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .75
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.0
Drive Shaft
Output Shaft
Nut, 3/4-16
9-tooth Sprocket
16-tooth Sprocket
22-link Chain, .625
External Snap Ring
Brake Pad
41-tooth Bevel Gear
20-tooth Spur Gear
10-tooth Spur Gear
27-tooth Spur Gear
37-tooth Spur Gear
Inner Axle Bearing Block
Shifter Insert
Shifter Cover
Shifter Bearing Block
Lower Housing
Lockout Plate
Flat Washer, 5/8 x 1.0
Flat Washer, 1.01 x 1.86 x .060
Input Shaft
Shift Lever
Spacer, 1.13 x 1.38 x 1.968
Disc Brake
Retaining Ring, .56
13-tooth Bevel Gear
Flat Washer
Flat Washer, 5/8 x 1.0 x .030*
Flat Washer, 5/8 x 1.0 x ..040*
Falt Washer,5/8 x 1.0 x .020*
Needle Bearing
Needle Bearing
E-ring, .75
Transmisssion Assembly Complete
NOTE: Transmission has a grease capacity of 32 oz. Order part number 737-0148.
NOTE: Upon reassembling transmission input shaft for any reason, refill its cavity
with approximately 2/3 oz. of grease. Order part number 737-0289.
*Use appropriate flat washer in this application allowing no more than .012 maximum end play
37
Model 1212
43
2
1
2
3
4
42
13
10
14
15
17
16
5
12
11
5
6
7
8
27
18
20
19
6
40
9
28
39
16
26
41
23
24
25
1
21
1
22
29
28
30
31
38
32
33
37
34
36
35
38
Power Take-off Systems
REF.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
PART
NO.
712-0431
732-0735
783-0733
732-0956
710-0604A
710-0751
712-0271
712-3044
725-1706
738-1014
738-1020
736-0407
723-0444
783-1033
725-1747
736-0222
725-1426
710-0599
712-0459
683-0304
756-0639A
783-1003
REF.
NO.
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
DESCRIPTION
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
Compression Spring, 1.318 x 2.37
Spacer Cup, 1.5 OD
Compression Spring, .66 OD x 1.5
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625
Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x .62
Hex Sems Nut, 1/4-20
Wing Nut, 1/4-20
12-volt Battery, 270 CCA
Shoulder Screw, .5 x 1.25, 3/8-16
Shoulder Screw, .625 x .5, 7/16-20
Bell Washer, .45 x 1.0 x .062
Battery Strap
Hitch Plate
Safety Interlock Plunger Switch
Lock Washer, 1/4
Solenoid, 12-Volt, 100 Amp
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
Flange Lock Nut, 7/16-20
Lower Frame Assembly
Engine Pulley, 3.56 OD
Electric Clutch Anti-rotation bracket
39
40
41
42
43
PART
NO.
712-3010
710-3180
732-0978
710-0642
712-3006
712-3004A
783-0653B
683-0294
738-3056
717-1709
738--0785
736-0171
710-3157
710-3011
756-0627
754-0476
754-0475
783-0349
736-0119
710-3025
736-0105
710-0650
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to
the list of color codes below. Please add
the applicable color code, wherever
needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part
numbered 700-xxxx is painted Cub Beige,
the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499.
Cub Blue: 0685
Cub Yellow: 0498
Cub Beige: 0499
39
DESCRIPTION
Hex Nut, 5/16-18
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.75 (Grade 5)
Extension Spring, 1.2 OD x 3.638
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .750
Hex Nut, 1/4-20
Flange Lock Nut, 5/16-18
Steering Support Bracket
Idler Bracket Assembly
Shoulder Screw, 1/2 Diameter x 2.5
Electric PTO Clutch
Shoulder Spacer, 1.38 x .445 x .36
Lock Washer, 7/16
Hex Cap Screw, 7/16-20 x 3.25 (Grade 5)
Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 2.25 (Grade 5)
Flat Idler Pulley, 3.5 OD
PTO Belt (46-inch Decks)
PTO Belt (50-inch Decks)
Battery Tray
Lock Washer, 5/16
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x .625
Bell Washer, .401 x .870 x .063
Self-tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .875
Model 1212
10
10
3
38
18
10
33
14
16
24
34
10
18
2
28
35
39
7
42
3
29
9
27
25
21
20
26
18
32
19
19
5
23
22
13
23
32
36
19
15
19
18
1
18
29
25
26
8
12
26
41
37
6
11
1
31
40
30
17
30
17
40
46-inch Cutting Deck
REF.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
PART
NO.
17982
618-0430
618-0431
683-0254
683-0199B
710-0167
710-0347
710-0514
710-0528
710-0599
710-0650
710-0751
710-1260A
712-0106
16606
712-0291
712-0417A
712-0431
712-3027
714-0104
717-1553A
DESCRIPTION
Reinforcement Spindle Plate
Center Spindle Assembly, 5 Dia.
Double Pulley Spindle Assembly
Deck Adjustment Bracket w/ Weld Nut
46-inch Deck Shell
Carriage Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.75
Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.0
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.25
Self Tapping Screw,1/4-20 x .5
Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .875
Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x .62
Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .75
Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.25 (Grade 5)
Retainer Hook
Center Lock Nut, 1/4-20
Hex Flange Nut, 5/8-18
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
Hex Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20
Internal Cotter Pin, .072 x 1.12
Deck Adjustment Gear
REF.
NO.
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
PART
NO.
731-1032B
732-0306
732-0594A
734-0973
736-0105
736-0119
738-0347
738-0373
742-0611
742-0612
747-1116
754-0474
756-0627
783-0139
783-0141
783-0142
783-0747
783-0805A
738-3056
734-3058B
753-0875
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to
the list of color codes below. Please add
the applicable color code, wherever
needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part
numbered 700-xxxx is painted Cub Beige,
the part number to order would be 700xxxx-0499.
Cub Blue: 0685
Cub Yellow: 0498
Cub Beige: 0499
41
DESCRIPTION
Side Discharge Chute Assembly
Compression Spring, .406 x .531 x 1.75
Extension Spring, .91 x 7.33
Deck Wheel, 5 x 1.38
Bell Washer, .401 x .87 x .063
Lock Washer, 5/16
Shoulder Spacer, .625 x .169
Shoulder Spacer, .498 x 1.53
Three-in-one Blade, Star Center, 16.28
Three-in-one Blade, Star Center, 14.88
Deck Release Pin
Deck Belt
Flat Idler Pulley, 3.5 OD
Idler Bracket
Center Deck Skirt
RH Deck Skirt
LH Belt Cover
RH Belt Cover
Shoulder Screw, .5 x 2.5
Deck Wheel, 5
46-inch Deck Assembly Complete
Engine Accessories
Model 1212
9
24
Briggs & Stratton
Intek Twin
11 (for choke)
7
13
9
22
3
23
(for throttle)
4
2
12
19
20
18
21
6
8
10
5
10
5
16
15
REF.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
PART
NO.
710-0148
710-0599
710-0604A
710-1237
710-1314
710-1315
712-3017
721-0460
726-0205
736-0119
736-0300
751B221535
751-0535
751-0564
751-0616
751-0650
751-0651
751-3140
751-3141-12
751-3142
783-0615
783-0625B
746-1086
722-0263
DESCRIPTION
Self Tapping Screw, #8-32 x .375
Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
Self Tapping Screw, 5/16-18 x .625
Screw, #10-32 x .625
Socket Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x .625
Self Tapping Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.25
Hex Nut, 3/8-16
Exhaust Gasket (Intek Twin)
Hose Clamp
Lock Washer, 5/16
Flat Washer, .406 x .875 x .059
Casing Clamp
Fuel Line Hose
Muffler Deflector
Muffler (Intek Twin)
RH Exhaust Pipe (Intek Twin)
LH Exhaust Pipe (Intek Twin)
Oil Drain Valve
Oil Drain Hose
Oil Drain Cap
Muffler Heat Shield
Engine Heat Shield (Intek Twin)
Throttle Cable (Intek Twin)
Foam (fits over fuel line)
42
10
5
17
14
1
(deflector must
face forward)
Labels
Model 1212
43
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet
Corp. with respect to new merchandise purchased and
used in the United States, its possessions and territories.
Cub Cadet Corp. warrants this product against defects in
material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years
commencing on the date of original purchase and will, at its
option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to
be defective in material or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and
maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper
maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water or
damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage
resulting from the installation or use of any accessory or
attachment not approved by Cub Cadet Corp. for use with
the product(s) covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting damages.
Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to
separate terms as follows: All normal wear part or component failures will be covered on the product for a period of
90 days regardless of cause. After 90 days, but within the
two year period, normal wear part failures will be covered
ONLY IF caused by defects in material or workmanship of
OTHER component parts. Normal wear parts and components include, but are not limited to, belts, blades, blade
adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow
thrower skid shoes, shave plates and tires. Batteries are
covered by a 90-day limited replacement warranty.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
CUB CADET DEALER. To locate the dealer in your area,
please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or contact the
Customer Dealer Referral Line of Cub Cadet Corp. by calling 1-800-528-1009 or writing to P.O. Box 368023, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the
following cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items
carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Please refer
to the applicable manufacturer’s warranty on these
items.
b. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters,
blade sharpening and tune-ups, or adjustments such
as brake adjustments, clutch adjustments or deck
adjustments; and normal deterioration of the exterior
finish due to use or exposure.
c. Log splitter pumps, valves and cylinders have a separate one year warranty.
d. Cub Cadet Corp. does not extend any warranty for
products sold or exported outside of the United States
of America, its possessions and territories, except
those sold through Cub Cadet Corp.’s authorized
channels of export distribution.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty or guaranty, whether written or oral,
except as mentioned above, given by any person or
entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any
product shall bind Cub Cadet Corp. During the period
of the Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or
replacement of the product as set forth above. (Some
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.)
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. Cub
Cadet Corp. shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damages including, without limitation,
expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn
care services, for transportation or for related
expenses, or for rental expenses to temporarily
replace a warranted product. (Some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above exclusion or limitation may not
apply to you.)
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty. You assume the risk and liability for loss, damage, or
injury to you and your property and/or to others and their
property arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use
the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than
the original purchaser, original lessee or the person for
whom it was purchased as a gift.
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
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