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. 2 SECTION 4: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES WARNING: THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF NOT FOLLOWED, COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR LAWN MOWER. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL, HEED ITS WARNING. WARNING: The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. DANGER: Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. This lawn mower is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. 1. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the operator’s manual and on the machine before starting. Keep this manual in a safe place for future and regular reference and for ordering replacement parts. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blade(s), place transmission in neutral, set park brake, stop engine and remove key before dismounting. • Only allow responsible individuals familiar with the instructions to operate the machine. Know controls and how to stop the machine quickly. • Stop engine and wait until blade(s) comes to a complete stop before (a) removing grass catcher or unclogging chute, or (b) making any repairs, adjusting or removing any grass or debris. • Turn off blade(s) when not mowing. • Do not put hands or feet under cutting deck or near rotating parts. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. A small object may have been overlooked and could be accidentally thrown by the mower in any direction and cause injury to you or a bystander. To help avoid a thrown objects injury, keep children, bystanders and helpers at least 75 feet from the mower while it is in operation. Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during operation or while performing an adjustment or repair, to protect eyes from foreign objects. Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. This unit should not be driven up or down a ramp onto a trailer or truck under power, because the unit could tip over, causing serious personal injury. The unit must be pushed manually on a ramp to load or unload properly. • Never make a cutting height adjustment while engine is running if operator must dismount to do so. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and closefitting slacks and shirts. Do not wear loose fitting clothes or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts. Never operate a unit in bare feet, sandals, or sneakers. • Disengage blade(s) before shifting into reverse and backing up. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the chute guard in place. • Check overhead clearance carefully before driving under power lines, wires, bridges or low hanging tree branches, before entering or leaving buildings, or in any other situation where the operator may be struck or pulled from the unit, which could result in serious injury. • Slow down before turning. Operate the machine smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive speed. 3 3. CHILDREN • Disengage all attachment clutches, thoroughly depress the brake pedal, and shift into neutral before attempting to start engine. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Your mower is designed to cut normal residential grass of a height no more than 10". Do not attempt to mow through unusually tall, dry grass (e.g., pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Debris may build up on the mower deck or contact the engine exhaust presenting a potential fire hazard. • Keep children out of the mowing area and in watchful care of an adult other than the operator. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. 2. SLOPE OPERATION • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tipover accidents which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this manual to measure slopes before operating this unit on a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15° as shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this unit on that area or serious injury could result. • Never carry children, even with the blades off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with the safe machine operation. • Never allow children under 14 years old to operate the machine. Children 14 years and over should only operate machine under close parental supervision and proper instruction. • Remove key when machine is unattended to prevent unauthorized operation. DO: • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure your vision of a child or other hazard. • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. 4. SERVICE • Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Use slow speed. Always keep machine in gear when going down slopes to take advantage of engine braking action. • Use only an approved container. • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Replace fuel cap securely and wipe off any spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may cause a fire or explosion. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front of the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards which could cause serious injury. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of ignition. • Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel vapors will accumulate in the area. • Never store the fuel container or machine inside where there is an open flame or spark, such as a gas hot water heater, space heater or furnace. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blade(s) and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • To reduce fire hazard, keep the machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before storing. DO NOT: • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make certain the blade and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep the wire away from the spark plug to prevent accidental starting. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade for damage (e.g., excessive wear, bent, cracked). Replace with blade which meets original equipment specifications. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. 4 • 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 5 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. 6 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 7 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. 8 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. 9 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. 10 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 11 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. 12 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. 13 • 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. 14 • 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 15 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. 16 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 17 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. 18 • 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 19 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. 20 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. 21 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.