Operator`s manual | Cub Cadet 2176 Lawn Mower User Manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
2000
TRACTOR
Model Number
2176
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have
similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized
service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 368023 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9723.
CUB CADET P.O. BOX 368023 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-9723 [www.cubcadet.com]
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
ECO2905
FORM NO. 770-10284A
(9/00)
KOHLER CO.
FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS
LIMITED WARRANTY
UTILITY AND LAWN AND GARDEN ENGINES
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Kohler Co. are pleased to explain the Federal and
California Emission Control Systems Warranty on your utility/lawn/garden equipment engine (herein engine). For California, engines produced in 1995
and later must be designed, built and equipped to meet the state’s stringent anti-smog standards. In other states, new 1997 and later model year
engines must be designed, built and equipped, at the time of sale, to meet the U.S. EPA regulations for small non-road engines. The engine must be free
from defects in materials and workmanship which cause it to fail to conform with U.S. EPA standards for the first two years of engine use from the date of
sale to the ultimate purchaser. Kohler Co. must warrant the emission control system on the engine for the period of time listed above, provided there has
been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance.
The emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included
are the hoses, belts and connectors and other emission related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Kohler Co. will repair the engine at no cost, including diagnosis (if the diagnostic work is performed at an authorized dealer), parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE
Engines produced in 1995 or later are warranted for two years in California. In other states, 1997 and later model year engines are warranted for two
years. if any emission related part on the engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Kohler Co. free of charge.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES
(a)
The engine owner is responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in the owner’s manual. Kohler Co. recommends that you
retain all receipts covering maintenance on the engine. But Kohler Co. cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to
assure that all scheduled maintenance was performed.
(b)
Be aware, however, that Kohler Co. may deny warranty coverage if the engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or
unapproved modifications.
(c)
For warranty repairs, the engine must be presented to a Kohler Co. service center as soon as a problem exists. Call 1-800-544-2444 for the names
of the nearest service centers. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact Kohler Co. Engine Service at 1-920-457-4441.
COVERAGE
Kohler Co. warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine will be designed, built and equipped, at the same time of
sale, to meet all applicable regulations. Kohler Co. also warrants to the initial purchaser and each subsequent purchaser, that the engine is free from
defects in material and workmanship which cause the engine to fail to conform with applicable regulations for a period of two years.
Engines produced in 1995 or later are warranted for to years in California. For 1997 and later model years, EPA requires manufacturers to warrant
engines for two years in all other states. These warranty periods will be begin on the date the engine is purchased b the initial purchaser. If any emission
related part on the engine is defective, the part will be replaced by Kohler Co. at no cost tot he owner. Kohler Co. is liable for damages to other engine
components caused by the failure of a warranted part still under warranty.
Kohler Co. shall remedy warranty defects at any authorized Kohler Co. engine dealer or warranty station. Warranty repair work done at an authorized
dealer or warranty station shall be free of charge to the owner if such work determines that a warranted part is defective.
Listed below are the parts covered by the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty. Some parts listed below may require scheduled
maintenance and are warranted up to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. The warranted parts are:
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Oxygen sensor (if equipped)
Exhaust manifold (if equipped)
Fuel metering valve (if equipped)
Crankcase breather (if equipped)
Gaseous fuel regulator (if equipped)
Carburetor or fuel injection system
Air filter, fuel filter, and spark plugs (only to first
scheduled replacement point)
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Intake manifold (if equipped)
Catalytic muffler (if equipped)
Spark advance module (if equipped)
Ignition module(s) with high tension lead
Electronic control unit (if equipped)
Fuel lines (if equipped)
LIMITATIONS
This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
(a)
repair or replacement required because of misuse or neglect, improper maintenance, repairs improperly performed or replacement not conforming
to Kohler Co. specifications that adversely affect performance and/or durability and alterations or modifications not recommended or approved in
writing by Kohler Co.,
(b)
replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance at and after the first scheduled replacement point,
(c)
consequential damages such as loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of the engine or equipment, etc.,
(d)
diagnosis and inspection fees that do not result in eligible warranty service being performed, and
(e)
any add-on or modified part, or malfunction of authorized parts due to the use of add-on or modified parts.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS REQUIREMENTS
The owner is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of the engine. Kohler Co. recommends that all receipts and records covering the performance of regular maintenance be retained in case questions arise. If the engine is resold during the warranty period, the maintenance records should
be transferred to each subsequent owner. Kohler Co. reserves the right to deny warranty coverage if the engine has not been properly maintained; however, Kohler Co. may not deny warranty repairs solely because of the lack of repair maintenance or failure to keep maintenance records.
Normal maintenance, replacement or repair of emission control devices and systems may be performed by any repair establishment or individual; however, warranty repair must be performed by a Kohler authorized service center. Any replacement part or service that is equivalent in performance
and durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repairs, and shall not reduce the warranty obligations of the engine manufacturer.
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CONTENTS
Section
I
II
III
IV
V
VI
Emission Control Systems Warranty ...
Tractor and Deck Preparation..............
Safe Operation Practices .....................
Product Graphics .................................
To The Owner ......................................
Serial No. Location ..............................
Controls and Indicators ........................
Operation .............................................
Adjustments .........................................
Maintenance ........................................
Mower Deck .........................................
Off-Season Storage .............................
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Section
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3
4
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8
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VII
Page
Mowing.................................................
Optional Equipment and Accessories .
Maintenance Chart...............................
Trouble Shooting..................................
Lubrication Table .................................
Lubrication Guide.................................
Specifications.......................................
Slope Gauge ........................................
Warranty — Commercial Use .............
Warranty — Residential Use ...............
Maintenance Parts Chart ....................
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TRACTOR AND DECK PREPARATION
1. ATTACHING THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR
For shipping purposes, the mulching plug has been installed in the mower deck. The mulching plug must be
removed to install the chute deflector assembly.
WARNING
Do not operate the mower deck, even with the
mulching plug installed, unless the chute
defelector has been properly installed.
2. Remove the hex cap screws, bell washers and hex
nuts installed in the deck at the chute opening.
3. Positon the deflector assembly to align its hinge
bracket holes with those of the deck. Install the hex
cap screws from the underside of the deck and
secure with the bell washers and hex nuts. Note:
the crowned (rounded) surface of the washers go
toward the hex nuts.
4. Refer to SECTION V - MOWER DECK when reinstalling the mulching plug.
1. Remove the wing nut, bell washer, and carriage bolt
securing the mulching plug to the deck and withdraw the plug from the discharge opening of the
deck.
2. CONNECT THE BATTERY
WARNING
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
HEX NUTS
BELL
WASHERS
The tractor is shipped with an activated sealed battery,
with the positive battery cable factory connected. The
negative cable must be connected.
CARRIAGE
BOLT
WING NUT
Note: Make sure the ignition switch is in the "OFF" position before attaching the battery cables.
CHUTE
DEFLECTOR
HEX CAP
SCREWS
1. Pull the protective cap off the negative terminal of
the battery, and remove the hex cap screw and nut
from the free end of the negative battery cable.
MULCHING
PLUG
2. Connect the negative battery cable (heavy black)
and ground wire (green) to negative terminal (—)
of the battery using the hex cap screw and nut.
BELL
WASHER
3. Slide the black terninal cover over the negative
terminal of the battery.
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WARNING
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The engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
• 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 to federal lands. A spark arrester muffler is available
at your nearest engine authorized service center.
IMPORTANT
SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
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 UNIT. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT
IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL—
HEED ITS WARNING.
DANGER
I.
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 injury. This lawn mower is capable of amputating
hands and feet or throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
5. Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
1. Read, understand and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the machine before starting. Keep
this manual in a safe place for future and regular
reference and for ordering replacement parts
6. Never carry passengers.
7. Disengage the blades before shifting into reverse
and backing up. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
2. Only allow responsible individuals familiar with
the instructions to operate the machine. Know the
controls and how to stop the machine quickly.
8. 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.
3. Do not put hands or feet under the cutting deck or
near rotating parts.
9. Slow down before turning. Operate the machine
smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive
speed.
4. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys,
wire, etc. which could be picked up and thrown by
the blades. 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, animals, bystanders
and helpers at least 75 feet from the mower while
it is in operation. Always wear safety glasses with
side shields or safety goggles during operation or
while performing an adjustment or repair, to
protect eyes from foreign objects. Stop the blades
when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
10. Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off the blades, place the transmission
in neutral, set the parking brake, stop the engine
and remove key before dismounting.
11. Turn off blades when not mowing.
12. Stop the engine and wait until the blades come to
a complete stop before (a) removing the grass
catcher or unclogging chute, or (b) making any
repairs, adjusting or removing any grass or debris.
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13. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
DO:
14. Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
15. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways.
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
16. 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.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough gear so that
you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Always keep the machine in gear when going down
slopes to take advantage of engine braking action.
17. Never make a cutting height adjustment while the
engine is running if the operator must dismount to
do so.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
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.
18. 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.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If the tires lose
traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
19. 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.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
20. Disengage all attachment clutches, thoroughly
depress the brake pedal and shift into neutral
before attempting to start the engine.
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.
21. 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.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause sliding.
DO NOT:
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
Do not use the grass catcher on steep slopes.
22. Use only accessories approved for this machine
by Cub Cadet. Read, understand and follow all
instructions provided with the approved
accessory.
III. CHILDREN
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.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and
tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or
death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the operator.
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.
3. Before and when backing up, look behind and
down for small children.
2. Be alert and turn the machine off if children enter
the area.
4. Never carry children, even with the blades off.
Children may fall off and be seriously injured or
may interfere with safe machine operation.
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5. Never allow children under 14 years old to
operate the machine. Children 14 years and over
should only operate the machine under close
parental supervision and proper instruction.
8. 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.
6. Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure
your vision of a child or other hazard.
9. 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 the
components and replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts when necessary.
7. Remove the key when the machine is left
unattended to prevent unauthorized operation.
IV. SERVICE
1. Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
10. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blades or wear gloves, and use extra caution
when servicing blades.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow the engine to cool at least
two minutes before refueling.
c. Replace the fuel cap securely and wipe off any
spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may
cause a fire or explosion.
d. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of ignition.
e. Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel
vapors will accumulate in the area.
f. 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.
11. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
12. Muffler, engine and belt guards become hot
during operation and can cause a burn. Allow to
cool down before touching.
13. Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine speeds
are dangerous.
14. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can
harm the environment and the ecology.
a. Prior to disposal, contact your local
Environmental
Protection
Agency
to
determine the proper method for disposing of
the waste. Recycling centers are established
to properly dispose of materials in an
environmentally safe fashion.
2. Never run a machine inside a closed area.
3. To reduce fire hazard, keep the machine free of
grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up
oil or fuel spillage. Allow the machine to cool at
least 5 minutes before storing.
b. 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.
4. 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.
c.
5. Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also visually
inspect blades for damage (e.g., excessive wear,
bent, cracked). Replace with blades which meet
original equipment specifications.
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.
15. We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They
may cause damage to electrical components;
spindles; pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The
use of water will result in shortened life and
reduce serviceability.
6. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
the equipment is in safe working condition.
7. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly. Use all guards as
instructed in this manual.
WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who
read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
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PRODUCT GRAPHICS
Keep product safety graphics (decals) clean. Replace
any safety graphic that is damaged, destroyed, miss-
ing, painted over or can no longer be read. Replacement safety graphics are available through your
dealer.
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. BE FAMILIAR WITH CONTROLS BEFORE
STARTING ENGINE AND OPERATING.
2. SET CHOKE, MOVE THROTTLE TO MID
POSITION AND DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL.
3. TURN KEY TO THE START POSITION.
4. AFTER ENGINE STARTS OPEN CHOKE.
STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
1. DISENGAGE PTO AND SET PARKING BRAKE.
2. MOVE THROTTLE CONTROL TO MID
POSITION AND TURN KEY OFF.
! WARNING
• AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
• READ OPERATORS MANUAL AND ALL
WARNING
MACHINE.
LABELS
BEFORE
SAFETY GRAPHIC – LOCATED ON
LEFT SIDE OF MOWER DECK
USING
• GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
• AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
• DO NOT OPERATE UNIT WHERE IT COULD
SLIP OR TIP.
• IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP
PTO AND BACK DOWN HILL 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 BLADES.
• KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL
CONTROLS.
• BE SURE THE BLADES AND THE ENGINE
ARE STOPPED BEFORE PLACING HANDS
OR FEET NEAR BLADES.
• BEFORE
LEAVING
OPERATOR'S
POSITION, DISENGAGE PTO, ENGAGE
BRAKE LOCK, SHUT OFF ENGINE AND
REMOVE KEY.
DEFLECTOR and SAFETY GRAPHIC –
LOCATED ON RIGHT SIDE OF DECK
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING – LOCATED ON RIGHT
SIDE OF RUNNING BOARD
SAFETY GRAPHIC – LOCATED
ON LEFT SIDE OF DECK
HANDS AND FEET SAFETY GRAPHIC–
LOCATED ON DEFLECTOR CHUTE
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TO THE OWNER
Cub Cadet tractor Model 2176 is equipped with a 42inch mower deck and shipped with a mulching kit. The
information in this manual has been prepared in detail
to help you better understand the correct operation and
maintenance of this equipment. Before you operate the
tractor, study this manual carefully. Additional copies
may be ordered from your dealer at a nominal price
authorized dealer periodically or at least once a year,
depending on its hours of use.
CAUTION
DO NOT tow your Model 2176 tractor. Towing
may damage the transmission. Place the tractor
on a LEVEL SURFACE before pulling the transmission release lever to the disengaged position.
Your local authorized dealer is interested in the
performance you receive from your tractor. The dealer
has trained service personnel who are familiar with the
latest servicing information, with modern tools and
original-equipment service parts which assure proper
fit and good performance.
The Cub Cadet hydrostatic drive system requires minimal service if the recommended operation and maintenance procedures are followed.
If you have difficulties with the unit, have any question
regarding the operation or maintenance of this equipment, or desire additional information not found in this
manual, contact your dealer. If you need help locating
a dealer in your area, contact the Customer Dealer Referral Line by calling:
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THESE UNITS YOURSELF.
Only your dealer is authorized, under terms of the warranty, to repair or replace drive components of the unit.
When needing parts, always specify the hood model
number, factory model number, mfg. date (serial
number) and/or the engine spec. and serial numbers
(include any prefix and suffix letters). Record these
numbers in the space provided on this page.
1-800-528-1009
To obtain top performance and assure economical
operation, the tractor should be inspected by your
SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION
The engine serial number decal is located on the right
side of engine blower housing (Refer to Figure 2).
NOTE
References to LEFT and RIGHT indicate that side
of the tractor when facing forward while seated in
the drivers seat. Reference to FRONT indicates
the grille end of the tractor; to REAR, the drawbar
end.
The chassis model plate, showing the factory model
number and Mfg. Date (See Figure 1) can be found on
the underside of the seat mounting base. Pivot the
seat foward to locate the decal.
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
Model Number
Mfg. Date
CUB CADET CORP.
P.O. BOX 368023
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136
Figure 2
Figure 1
Hood Model
Delivery Date
Factory Model No.
Mfg. Date
Engine Model. No.
Engine Serial No.
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SECTION I. CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
Your Cub Cadet Tractor has been safety engineered.
This section gives a brief description of the function
and location of the various controls and indicators.
A
Thoroughly acquaint yourself with all the controls and
indicators before attempting to start or operate the
tractor.
B
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C
J
F
D
K
E
H
G
L
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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
Low Oil Indicator
Hour Meter
Power Take-Off (PTO) Control Switch
Ignition/Light Switch
Throttle Control Lever
Choke Control
Brake Pedal Lock
Cruise Control Lever
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
P.
Q.
Figure 3
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Brake Pedal
Forward Control Pedal
Reverse Control Pedal
Lift Handle
Lift Height Indicator
Seat Adjustment Lever
Transmission Release Lever
Fuses (Not Shown)
Safety Interlock Switches (Not Shown)
A. LOW OIL INDICATOR
This indicator will illuminate when the engine oil level is
low. If this indicator illuminates, stop the tractor immediately and check the engine oil level. If the oil level is
within the operating range, but the light remains on,
contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
E. THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER
This lever controls the speed of the engine. When
set in a given position, the control cable will maintain
a uniform engine speed.
NOTE
When using power take-off operated equipment, best performance is achieved with the
throttle lever in the “FAST” position.
CAUTION
Operating the tractor with low oil level or pressure could result in severe engine damage.
This symbol shows slow position.
B. HOUR METER
The hour meter operates whenever the ignition key is
in the “ON” position. Record the actual hours of tractor
operation to ensure all maintenance procedures are
completed according to the schedule in this manual.
C. POWER TAKE–OFF (PTO) CONTROL SWITCH
The power take-off control switch operates the front
electric PTO clutch. Pull the switch knob to engage
(“RUN”), or push the knob to disengage (“OFF”) the
PTO clutch.
This symbol shows fast position.
F. CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control is operated manually. Pull the
knob out to ckoke the engine; push the knob in to
open the choke.
G. BRAKE PEDAL LOCK
D. IGNITION/LIGHT SWITCH
WARNING
WARNING
The hydrostatic transmission will not hold the
tractor on a hill. Normal internal leakage in the
transmission will allow the tractor to roll downhill. To avoid an accident and/or possible injury, engage the brake pedal lock.
To prevent accidental starting and/or battery
discharge, remove the key from the ignition
switch when the tractor is not in use.
The combination lights and ignition switch is a four
position switch. (See Figure 4)
The brake lock lever, located in the center of the
dash panel below the steering wheel, is identified
P
with the
symbol. Always engage the brake
pedal lock when dismounting the tractor. To engage
the brake pedal lock, depress the brake pedal and
push down on the brake pedal lock lever. Hold the
lever down while releasing the brake pedal. The lever should lock in the down position.
H. CRUISE CONTROL LEVER
Figure 4
The cruise control lever, located in the center of the
dash panel below the steering wheel, is identified with
the
symbol. This lever can be used to maintain a desired “foot free” forward speed in areas
where constant speed changes are not required. Refer to Section II- OPERATION for instructions on how
to use this feature.
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I.
BRAKE PEDAL
The brake pedal is located at the front of the right running board above the forward control pedal. Press
down to stop the tractor and disengage the cruise control. The brake pedal must be fully depressed to activate the safety interlock switch when starting the
tractor.
J. FORWARD CONTROL PEDAL
The forward control pedal is located at the front of the
right running board below the brake pedal. Slowly
press down on the pedal to start moving forward. The
forward ground speed of the tractor is directly affected
by the distance the pedal is depressed.
Figure 5
K. REVERSE CONTROL PEDAL
O. TRANSMISSION RELEASE LEVER
WARNING
The transmission release lever is located at the back of
the tractor in the rear drawbar. This lever disconnects
the hydro transmission pump from the rear axle to allow the unit to be pushed a short distance by hand.
Check behind the tractor to be sure the area is
clear of people, pets or obstacles. Use a slower
speed to maintain control of the tractor when
traveling in reverse.
The reverse control pedal is located in the right front
running board rearward of the the brake and forward
control pedals. Press the pedal downward to move in
reverse.
L. LIFT HANDLE
The lift handle is located in the left fender and is used
to raise and lower equipment used with the tractor. The
equipment can be set in any of six positions by depressing the top button on the handle, moving the handle to the desired position, then releasing the button. It
may be necessary to push or pull slightly on the handle
to depress the button. There is a lift assist spring which
reduces the effort needed to lift attachments. To adjust
spring tension refer to ADJUSTMENTS in Section III.
To disengage the transmission, pull back on the lever
until its locking flange is visible outside the drawbar,
then lift the lever up into the slot and release. To re-engage the transmission, pull back on the lever, drop out
of the slot and release.
P. FUSES
The fuses are located under the hood between the indicator lamps and the hour meter (see Figure 6). Fuses
are installed to protect the tractor’s electrical circuitry
and components from damage caused by excessive
amperage.
M. LIFT HEIGHT INDICATOR
The lift height indicator is located in the left fender and
indicates the height of the deck attachment when installed.
N. SEAT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
The seat adjustment lever (see Figure 5) is used to
move the seat forward or rearward into one of five positions. See ADJUSTING THE SEAT in Section III.
Figure 6
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Q.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SWITCHES
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 your authorized Cub Cadet Dealer. The
safety interlock system prevents the engine from
cranking or starting unless the brake pedal is fully depressed, and the PTO switch is in the “OFF” position.
HOOD AND SIDE PANELS
The tractor hood is arranged to swing up and forward
for easy access to the engine compartment (see Figure 8). Whenever engine maintenance is required, the
side panels can be removed.
WARNING
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off
the engine if the operator leaves the seat before engaging the brake lock.
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off
the engine if the operator leaves the seat with the PTO
in the “RUN” position, regardless of whether the brake
lock is engaged. The PTO switch must be moved to the
“OFF” position to restart the engine.
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off
the PTO if the reverse control pedal is depressed with
the PTO in the “RUN” position. To re-engage the PTO,
release the reverse control pedal, move the PTO
switch to the “OFF” position, then again pull the switch
to the “RUN” position.
FUEL TANK
The fuel tank is located under the rear fender. The filler
cap is in the center/rear of the fender (see Figure 7).
If the engine has been recently run, the engine,
muffler and surrounding metal surfaces will be
hot and can cause burns to the skin. Allow the
tractor to cool and use caution when removing
the side panels.
To remove either the right or left side panel, refer to
Figure 8 and proceed as follows:
1. Engage the brake lock and raise the hood.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the rear wing nut and
upper front wing nut.
3. Grasp the side panel just behind the grille and pull
outward to release the side panel from the
tapered bushings on the grille.
4. Slide the side panel forward and out of the groove
in the dash panel.
To install either the right or left side panel, refer to Figure 8 and proceed as follows:
1. Slide the rear of panel into the groove in the dash
panel.
2. Position the notch of the rear side panel tab on
the threads of the bulkhead rod, between the
bulkhead and wing nut.
3. Press the slots of the front side panel flange onto
the tapered retainers, between the retainers and
the grille.
Figure 7
4. Tighten the rear and upper front wing nuts and
close the hood.
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UPPER FRONT
WING NUT
GRASP
REAR WING NUT
SIDE PANEL
REAR TAB
ON PANEL
RETAINER WITH
TAPERED GUIDE
GRILLE
GROOVE IN
DASH PANEL
GRASP
Figure 8
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SECTION II. OPERATION
Gasohol (up to 10% ethyl alcohol, 90% unleaded
gasoline by volume) is an approved fuel. Other
gasoline/alcohol blends are not approved.
WARNING
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) and unleaded
gasoline blends (up to a maximum of 15% MTBE
by volume) are approved fuels. Other gasoline/
ether blends are not approved.
RECEIVE INSTRUCTION - Read the
operator’s manual. Learn to operate this
machine SAFELY. Don’t risk INJURY or
DEATH.
1. Before starting the engine or beginning
operation, be familiar with the controls. The
operator must be seated, the PTO switch in
the “OFF” position and the brake pedal fully
depressed.
2. Keep all shields in place. Keep away from
moving parts.
3. NO RIDERS! Keep all people and pets a
safe distance away. Look behind to both
sides before backing up.
4. DO NOT direct the mower discharge at
people.
4. Check the engine and transmission oil levels.
5. Clean the air cleaner element if necessary.
6. Check the tire inflation pressures.
7. Adjust the seat for operator’s maximum comfort,
visibility and for maintaining complete control of
the tractor.
8. Remove the side panels and clean any
accumulated grass and debris from the engine air
inlet screen. Also clean the dash air intake screen,
grille and side panels to ensure adequate cooling.
5. Avoid slopes. Tractors can be rolled over.
9. Refer to the various sections of the Owner’s
Manual for additional information.
6. Before leaving the operator’s seat: Shut off
the PTO, engage the brake pedal lock, shut
off the engine and remove the ignition key.
Wait for all movement to stop before
servicing or cleaning.
STARTING THE ENGINE
7. Do not fill the fuel tank when the engine is
running or while the engine is hot. Tighten
the fuel cap securely.
WARNING
For personal safety, the operator must be sitting
in the tractor seat when starting the engine.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
1. Before you operate the tractor, study this manual
carefully. It has been prepared to help you operate
and maintain your tractor with utmost efficiency.
WARNING
2. Familiarize yourself with the operations of all the
instruments and controls.
This unit is equipped with a safety inerlock
system designed for the protection of the
operator. Do not operate the tractor if any part
of the interlock system is malfunctioning.
Periodically check the functions of the interlock
system for proper operation as described
below:
3. This engine is certified to operate on unleaded
gasoline. For best results, fill the fuel tank with only
clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline with a pump
sticker octane rating of 87 or higher. In countries
using the Research method, it should be 90 octane
minimum.
Unleaded gasoline is recommended because it
leaves less combustion chamber deposits.
Leaded gasoline may be used in areas where
unleaded is not available and exhaust emissions
are not regulated. Be aware however, that the
cylinder head may require more frequent service.
• The safety interlock system prevents the engine from cranking or starting unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed and the PTO
clutch engagement switch is in the “OFF” position.
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• The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the engine if the operator leaves
the seat before engaging the brake pedal
lock.
TRACTOR BREAK-IN PROCEDURE
CAUTION
• The safety interlock system will automatically disengage the PTO if the reverse control
pedal is pressed down with the PTO in the
“RUN” position. To re-engage the PTO, release the reverse control pedal, move the
PTO switch into the “OFF” position and then
engage the PTO while seated.
Never operate a new engine immediately
under full load. Break it in carefully as shown
in the table below.
• The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the tractor engine if the operator
leaves the seat with the PTO in the “RUN”
position.
Period
Engine Throttle
Control Lever
Position
1/2
1st hour
3/4
Full
X
None
X
1. Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat.
2. Pull choke control knob to full choke position. Less
choking may be necessary due to variations in
temperature, grade of fuel, etc. Little or no choking
will be needed when the engine is warm.
3. Place the throttle midway between the “SLOW”
and “FAST” position.
2nd hour
Load
X
X
3rd through
12th hour
X
Light drawbar load
or
Mowing with tractor
at slow groundspeed
Medium drawbar
load
or
Normal mowing
4. Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
COLD WEATHER STARTING
5. Fully depress the brake pedal.
6. Turn the ignition key clockwise to the “START”
position and release it as soon as the engine
starts; however, do not crank the engine
continuously for more than 10 seconds at a time. If
the engine does not start within this time, turn the
key “OFF” and wait a minute to allow the engine’s
starter motor to cool, then try again.
7. After the engine starts, slowly release the brake
pedal. As the engine warms up, gradually push the
choke control knob all the way in. Do not use the
choke to enrich the fuel mixture, except as
necessary to start the engine.
WARNING
Engine exhaust gases are dangerous. Do not
run the engine in a confined area such as a
storage building any longer than is necessary.
Immediately move the tractor outdoors.
WARNING
For personal safety, the operator must be sitting
in the tractor seat before starting the tractor.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
CAUTION
When starting the engine at temperatures near or below
freezing, ensure the correct viscosity motor oil is used in
the engine and the battery is fully charged. Start the
engine as follows:
Remove the key from the ignition switch to
prevent accidental starting or battery discharge
if the equipment is left unattended.
1. Pull the choke all the way out to full choke position.
Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position. Move the
throttle control lever midway between the “SLOW” and
“FAST” positions. Wait a moment to allow the engine
speed to stabilize, then turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position. Remove the key from the ignition
switch.
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2. Move the throttle control lever to midway between
the “SLOW” and “FAST” position.
3. Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
4. Fully depress the brake pedal.
5. Turn the ingnition key to the “START” position and
hold until the engine starts; however, do not crank
the engine continuously for more than 10 seconds
at a time. Once the engine starts, gradually adjust
the choke as needed to keep the engine running until
warmed up, then push the choke control all the way
in.
CAUTION
Do not use the forward or reverse control
pedals to change the direction of travel when
the tractor is in motion. Use the brake pedal to
bring the tractor to a stop before depressing
either the forward or reverse control pedal.
a. To move forward, slowly depress the forward
control pedal until the desired speed is
achieved.
NOTE
If the engine fails to start after several attempts,
the engine may become flooded. If this
happens, wait a minute to allow the starter
motor to cool. Move the throttle control to the
“SLOW” position, push the choke in all the way
and momentarily crank the engine to help clear
the cylinders. With the throttle control in the
“SLOW” position and the choke all the way in,
turn the ignition key to the “START” position
while slowly pulling the choke out to a position
that will allow the engine to start. Gradually
adjust the choke as needed to keep the engine
running until warmed up, then push the choke
control all the way in.
b. To move in reverse, check that the area
behind is clear then fully depress the reverse
control pedal.
3. Using the cruise control lever.
NOTE
The cruise control feature can only be operated
in the forward direction.
a. Slowly depress the forward control pedal until
the desired speed is achieved.
b. Lightly push the cruise control lever downward
as far as possible and hold in this position.
DRIVING THE TRACTOR
c.
CAUTION
Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed and
sudden stops.
While continuing to hold the cruise lever down,
lift your foot from the forward control pedal
(you should feel the cruise latch engage).
d. If properly engaged, the cruise lever and
forward control pedal should lock in the down
position, and the tractor will maintain the same
forward speed.
CAUTION
e. Disengage the cruise control using one of the
following methods:
Do not leave the seat of the tractor without
disengaging the PTO, depressing the brake
pedal and engaging the brake pedal lock. If
leaving the tractor unattended, also turn the
ignition key off and remove the key.
• Depress the brake pedal to disengage the
cruise control and stop the tractor.
• Lightly depress the forward control pedal.
• Lift the cruise control lever upward.
NOTE
NOTE
When using power take-off operated
equipment, best performance is achieved with
the throttle lever in the “FAST” position.
Although not recommended, depressing the
reverse pedal will also disengage the cruise
control.
1. Depress the brake pedal to release the brake pedal
lock and let the pedal up. Move the throttle lever to
the position where the engine operates best for the
load to be handled.
f.
2. Driving with forward or reverse pedals.
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To change to the reverse direction when
operating with cruise control, depress the
brake pedal to disengage the cruise control
and stop the tractor; then depress the reverse
control pedal.
DRIVING ON SLOPES
1. Start and run the engine a few minutes to warm up.
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 57 to help
determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
2. With the mowing deck, snow thrower, etc. installed
and the engine running at approximately 50%
throttle, engage and disengage the clutch at ten
second intervals (ten seconds ON-ten seconds
OFF) five times. The engine choke may have to be
pulled out slightly to accomplish this.
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.
WARNING
Operate the tractor up and down slopes, never
across slopes. Always drive up or down the face
of a slope. 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.
Back the tractor with implement up the steepest portion
of each slope you intend to work. If the tractor cannot
negotiate the slope in reverse, the slope is too steep to
be worked.
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.
STOPPING THE TRACTOR
3. Increase the engine speed to 75% throttle and
again engage and disengage the PTO clutch at ten
second intervals five times.
4. Make certain the PTO is disengaged and stop the
engine.
Operate the PTO clutch as follows:
1. Move the throttle control lever to approximately the
mid throttle position.
2. Pull the PTO switch to the “RUN” position.
3. Advance the throttle lever to the operating speed
(full engine speed).
4. The operator must remain in the tractor seat at all
times. If the operator should leave the seat without
turning off the power take-off switch, the tractor’s
engine will shut off.
5. The PTO clutch cannot be operated when the
tractor is driving in the reverse direction. The PTO
switch must in the “OFF” position when the reverse
control pedal is depressed, or the PTO clutch will
automatically disengage. To re-engage the PTO
clutch, release the reverse control pedal, move the
PTO switch to the “OFF” position, then again pull
the switch to the “RUN” position.
DRAWBAR
Drawbar type equipment must be hitched to the tractor
only at the hitch hole in the drawbar (See Figure 9).
CAUTION
Always engage the brake pedal lock, push the
PTO switch to the “OFF” position, lower the
equipment and shut off the engine before
dismounting. Never try to start the engine while
standing on the ground.
Fully depress the brake pedal to bring the tractor to a
complete stop (and disengage the cruise control),
engage the brake pedal lock, disengage the PTO, turn
the ignition switch to “OFF’” and remove the key from
the switch before dismounting.
OPERATING THE POWER TAKE-OFF (PTO) CLUTCH
Before operating the new clutch under load (mowing
grass, etc.), perform the following break-in procedure:
Figure 9
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SECTION III. ADJUSTMENTS
This section contains adjustment information for the
Model 2176 tractor. Adjustment information for the 42inch deck is located in Section V – Mower Deck
beginning on page 33.
ADJUSTING THE SEAT
WARNING
Do not adjust the seat when the tractor is
moving. Adjusting the seat while the tractor is
moving could cause the operator to lose control
of the tractor.
2. Release the brake pedal lock. If the tractor cannot
be pushed forward or rearward, the braking force
must be decreased.
To adjust the braking force, refer to Figure 11 and
proceed as follows:
1. Place the tractor on a level surface with the brake
pedal lock disengaged. Stop the tractor engine
and remove the ignition key.
2. While working from the underside of the tractor,
facing the threaded end of the rod, remove the
hairpin cotter from the brake rod adjustment
ferrule. Remove the ferrule from the brake cam.
To increase the braking force—
Before starting the tractor, adjust the seat forward or
rearward to the most comfortable driving position. To
reposition the seat, move the seat adjustment lever
(see Figure 10) upward and slide the seat forward or
rearward. Release the adjustment lever when the seat
is comfortably positioned. Gently rock the seat forward
and rearward once to be sure the seat is locked in
place.
Turn the ferrule clockwise (inward) one full
turn at a time until the ferrule can be inserted
into the brake cam while applying a minimal
tension on the spring.
To decrease the braking force—
Turn the ferrule counterclockwise (outward)
one full turn at a time until the ferrule can be
inserted into the brake cam while applying a
minimal tension on the spring.
3. Turn the ferrule counterclockwise (outward) one
full turn to release the slight spring tension, then
insert the ferrule into the brake cam and secure
with the hairpin cotter.
BRAKE
CAM
ADJUSTMENT
FERRULE
HAIRPIN
COTTER
BRAKE ROD
Figure 10
SPRING
ADJUSTING THE BRAKES
During normal operation of this tractor, the brakes are
subject to wear and will need periodic examination and
adjustment.
To check the brake adjustment, position the tractor on
a firm and level surface. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key. Pull and lock the transmission
release lever in the “TRANSMISSION RELEASED”
position. Perform the following checks:
1. Engage the brake pedal lock. If the tractor can be
pushed forward or rearward, the braking force
must be increased.
Figure 11. Viewed from top (fender off).
Recheck the brake adjustment to ensure proper brake
operation before operating the tractor. If brake rod
adjustment does not correct the problem, see your
authorized Cub Cadet dealer.
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WHEEL ALIGNMENT
The front wheels should toe-in approximately 1/8 to
1/4 inch, as measured across dimensions A and B
shown in Figure 12.
PERPENDICULAR
TO FRAME
5. Disconnect the front ball joints from the steering
arms by removing the hex lock nuts (Refer to
Figure 13). Manually move each wheel to achieve
the required toe-in and equal D measurements.
6. Loosen the jam nuts from the ball joints (See
Figure 13).
LOWER
STEERING
ARM
BALL JOINT
JAM NUT
TIE ROD
HEX
LOCK
NUT
STEERING
ARM
Figure 13
Figure 12. Viewed from beneath the tractor.
7. Making sure not to move the lower steering arm or
either wheel, turn the ball joint in or out on each tie
rod as necessary to align with the hole in each
steering arm.
FRONT WHEEL ADJUSTMENT
WARNING
8. Reinstall the ball joints in the steering arms and
secure with the hex lock nuts. Tighten the jam nuts
against the ball joints.
Place the tractor on a firm and level surface.
To adjust the toe-in, proceed as follows:
PIVOT BAR ADJUSTMENT
1. Check the lower steering arm to ensure it is
perpendicular to the tractor frame (See Figure 12).
2. Place a mark at the same spot on both front
wheels; preferably the inner bead flange of the
wheel rims.
3. Rotate the wheels to position the marks at the front
horizontal diameter of the wheels, then measure
the distance between the marks and the bottom
edges of the tractor frame channels (See
measurement D in Figure 12). These two
measurements should be equal.
4. While holding the steering arms to prevent the
steering knuckles from moving, rotate the marks to
the rear horizontal diameter. Measure the distance
between the marks and the frame (See
measurement C in Figure 12). Measurement D
should be approximately 1/16 to 1/8 inch less than
measurement C on each side of the tractor.
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CAUTION
The tractor should be checked every 50 hours
of operation for play between the frame axle
channel and the pivot axle.
Check and adjust the pivot axle as follows:
1. Raise the front ot the tractor and set it on jack
stands, so the front wheels are suspended above
the ground.
CAUTION
For safety, block the rear wheels to prevent the
tractor from rolling and tipping or sliding the jack
stands.
2. Pivot the ends of the axle up and down to check for
binding. If the axle is binding, loosen the lock nuts
(See Figure 14) until binding is eliminated.
WARNING
Place the tractor on a firm and level surface and
chock the front wheels before raising the rear
wheels from the ground. Use jack stands to
support the rear of the tractor when raised.
PIVOT AXLE
ADJUSTMENT BOLTS
LOCK
NUT
2. Raise the rear of the tractor, so that the rear tires are
at least one inch above the surface, and set it on
jack stands. Make certain the jack stands are positioned to balance the tractor and prevent tipping.
A
A
WARNING
LOCK
NUTS
FRAME AXLE
CHANNEL
The operator presence safety circuit will stop
the engine if the seat is empty when the brake
pedal is released. If an assistant is seated when
adjusting the neutral setting, use extreme
caution to prevent the tractor from tipping or
rolling. Similar precautions should be taken with
any other method of over-riding the safety
circuit, such as placing a weight in the seat.
Never operate the tractor with the safety circuit
disabled.
PIVOT
AXLE
SECTION A-A
Figure 14
3. Grasping the ends of the pivot axle, attempt to
move each end of the axle forward and rearward
to check for side play between the axle and frame
channel. If play is present, gradually tighten the
lock nuts until play is minimized.
3. Carefully start the tractor engine and release the
parking brake. Observe both rear wheels for
rotation in either direction.
4. If wheel rotation is observed, adjust the neutral
setting as follows:
a. Disconnect the rear control rod from the
control arm by removing the hairpin cotter from
the pivot sleeve (Refer to Figure 15).
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until minimum play without
binding is achieved.
b. If wheel rotation stops when the rod is
disconnected, check and readjust the control
rod per the instructions below.
5. Raise the front of the tractor, remove the jack
stands, and lower the tractor to the ground.
Remove the blocks from the rear wheels.
c.
If wheel rotation continues, loosen the locknut
securing the hex cap screw and centering
spacer to the neutral bracket (See Figure 15).
d. If the rotation is in the forward direction, slide
the centering spacer rearward until the wheels
just begin to rotate in the reverse direction.
Then slowly slide the spacer slightly forward
until wheel rotation stops.
HYDROSTATIC NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The following adjustments will be necessary if the
tractor creeps forward or rearward when neither the
forward nor reverse pedals are depressed.
e. If the rotation is in the reverse direction, slowly
slide the centering spacer slightly forward until
rotation stops.
Checking the Transmission Neutral Setting
To check and adjust the transmission neutral setting,
proceed as follows:
f.
1. Drive the tractor for approximately 5-10 minutes to
warm up the transmission, then stop the engine
and engage the parking brake.
Carefully tighten the hex cap screw and
locknut, making certain the centering spacer
does not move.
g. Stop the engine and engage the parking
brake.
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3
2
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Front Control Rod
Rear Control Rod
Hex Tap Screw
Pivot Sleeve
Neutral Arm
Control Arm
Hex Cap Screw
Centering Spacer
Neutral Bracket
Hairpin Cotter
(Not Shown)
5
1
10
5
6
CONTROL
CAM
7
8
9
Figure 15.
Adjusting the Control Rod
ADJUSTING LIFT ASSIST SPRING TENSION
After completing the previous steps (1 thru 4) for
checking neutral setting, adjust the control rod ( See
Figure 15) as follows:
The effort required to operate the implement lift handle
can be varied by loosening or tightening the lift assist
spring adjusting bolt (See Figure 16). The bolt can be
accessed from the rear of the tractor, inside the left
rear wheel. Turning the adjusting bolt clockwise will
decrease the manual effort required for lifting
attachments; turning counterclockwise will increase
the effort needed to lift the attachment.
NOTE
The brake pedal lock MUST be engaged to
properly adjust the control rod.
1. Loosen, but do not remove, the hex tap screws
that fasten the front and rear control rods together.
LIFT ASSIST
SPRING
2. While making certain to not move the front control
rod, control cam or control arm (See Figure 15),
slide the rear control rod in the direction necessary
to directly align the pin of the pivot sleeve with the
lower hole of the control arm.
3. Insert the pivot sleeve pin into the control arm and
secure with the hairpin cotter, then tighten the hex
tap screws. Make sure to maintain the adjusted
position of the control rods when tightening the
screws.
4. Raise the rear of the tractor, remove the jack
stands and lower the tractor.
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ADJUSTING
BOLT
Figure 16
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING
When making adjustments to the carburetor
while the engine is running, disengage the PTO
clutch and engage the brake pedal lock. Keep
clear of all moving parts and be careful of all hot
surfaces.
2. Idle Speed Setting: Place the throttle control into
the “idle” or “slow” position. Set the low idle speed
to 1200 rpm (± 75 rpm) by turning the low idle
speed adjusting screw in or out. Check the speed
using a tachometer (See Figure 17).
NOTE: AIR CLEANER COVER MUST
BE REMOVED TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR IDLE SPEED
WARNING
Carbon monoxide fumes can be fatal! Do not
make any adjustments to the carburetor in a
confined area such as a storage building. Move
the tractor outside into the air.
The carburetor is adjusted at the factory and under
normal operating conditions it will not require
readjusting. The high idle is set at the factory and
cannot be adjusted. If the engine does not operate
properly and the problem appears to be fuel system
related, check the following areas before adjusting the
carburetor: Refer to MAINTENANCE section.
•
•
•
•
•
IDLE SPEED
ADJUSTING SCREW
AND SPRING
Check for fuel in fuel tank
Check fuel cap vent for blockage
Check fuel line for pinched or obstructed areas
Check for fuel filter blockage
Check for a clogged air filter
Figure 17
NOTE
If, however, the engine is hard-starting or runs roughly
or stalls at low idle speed, it may be necessary to
adjust or service the carburetor. Minor carburetor
adjustment may also be needed to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature or altitude.
The recommended low idle speed for the engine is 1200 rpm. To ensure best results when
setting the low idle fuel needle, the low idle
speed must not exceed 1200 rpm (± 75 rpm).
The air filter element and element cover must be
assembled to the carburetor when running the engine.
CAUTION
The tip of the low idle fuel adjusting needle is
tapered to critical dimensions. Damage to the
needle and the seat in the carburetor body will
result if the needle is forced.
Adjust the carburetor idle fuel mixture in the order
stated as follows (Refer to Figure 17):
NOTE
Carburetor adjustments should be made only
after the engine has warmed up.
1. Start the engine and run at half throttle for 5 to 10
minutes to warm up. The engine must be warm
before making the final settings. Check that the
throttle and choke plates can fully open.
IDLE FUEL ADJUSTING
NEEDLE AND SPRING
3. Low Idle Fuel Needle Setting: Place the throttle
into the “idle” or “slow” position. Turn the low idle
fuel adjusting needle in slowly until the engine
speed decreases, and then back out approximately
3/4 turn to obtain the best low speed performance.
4. Recheck the idle speed using a tachometer.
Readjust the speed as necessary.
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SECTION IV. MAINTENANCE
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
•
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission
control devices and systems, which are being done at
the customer’s expense, may be performed by any
engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty
repairs must be performed by an authorized Kohler
service outlet.
Never operate the engine with the oil level below
the “L” mark or above the “F” mark on the dipstick.
NOTE
Check the oil level only while the engine is
stopped and the tractor is level.
ENGINE OIL
The engine-crankcase is filled with ship-away oil. This
oil may be used for the first 5 hours of engine operation
at temperatures between 0° and 90°F. If temperatures
are not within this range, drain the oil from the oil filter
and crankcase and replace with new oil as specified in
the LUBRICATION TABLE.
CAUTION
The oil level should be checked every hour
during the first 5 hours of operation and prior to
every use thereafter.
To aid starting, the selection of crankcase lubricating
oils should be based on the lowest anticipated
temperatures until the next scheduled oil change.
For oil change intervals of 100 hours, the following oils
are recommended.
Ambient Temperature
Viscosity (Grade SG/SH)
+32°F and Above —
Cub Cadet Engine Oil S.A.E.
10W30 or S.A.E. 10W40
Below +32°F —
Cub Cadet Engine Oil S.A.E.
5W20 or S.A.E. 5W30*
*Synthetic Engine Oil S.A.E. 5W20 or S.A.E. 5W30 is
acceptable, up to 40°F.
OIL LEVEL
DIPSTICK
OPERATING
RANGE
OIL FILLER
CAP
CHECKING THE OIL LEVEL
Regularly checking and maintaining the engine oil level
in the crankcase cannot be overemphasized. Close
monitoring of the oil level during the first 10 hours of
operation is especially important. Referring to Figure
18, check the oil level BEFORE EACH USE as follows:
•
The engine must be cool so the oil has had time to
drain into the sump of the crankcase.
•
Clean the area around the oil level dipstick to prevent debris from entering the crankcase.
•
Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Insert the
dipstick into the tube and press all the way down.
•
Remove the dipstick and check the oil level.
•
Always keep the oil level at or near the “F” mark on
the dipstick. If the oil is low, add oil of the proper
type up to the “F” mark. Always check the oil level
with the dipstick before adding more oil.
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Figure 18
ADDING OIL
WARNING
CAUTION
If the tractor has recently been operated, the
engine and surrounding areas may be hot. Use
caution not to burn yourself when removing the
side panels, draining the oil from the crankcase,
and changing the oil filter.
Never overfill the engine crankcase. The engine
may overheat and/or damage may result if the
crankcase is below the “LOW” mark or over the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick.
NOTE
NOTE
For best results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity
of oil. Always check the level on the dipstick
before adding more oil.
The oil filter should be changed at every oil
change interval. The filters can be obtained
through your Cub Cadet dealer under part
number KH-12-050-08.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the proper type of oil to add to the
crankcase.
Refer to the MAINTENANCE CHART and the
LUBRICATION TABLE for information regarding the
frequency of required oil changes and the quantity and
type of oil needed.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
The oil filter is located behind the left side panel and is
mounted on the engine (See Figure 19).
2. Clean the area around the oil level dipstick,
dipstick tube, and the oil filler cap to prevent debris
from entering the crankcase.
OIL
FILTER
3. Remove the oil filler cap from the left valve cover
and SLOWLY pour in oil. Fill the crankcase until
the oil level reaches the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick (Refer to Figure 18).
4. Reinstall the oil filler cap by screwing it securely
into the valve cover.
PLASTIC
CAP
CAUTION
FLEXIBLE
TUBING
The oil filler cap MUST BE TIGHTENED
SECURELY INTO THE VALVE COVER AT
ALL TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE IS
OPERATING. Severe engine damage could
result from failure to do so.
OIL DRAIN
VALVE
DRAINING OIL AND REPLACING OIL FILTER
Figure 19
NOTE
The engine oil should be changed after the first
5 hours of operation. Then oil should be
changed after every 100 hours of operation.
Run the engine for a few minutes to allow the oil in the
crankcase to warm up. Warm oil will flow more freely
and carry away more of the engine sediment which
may have settled at the bottom of the crankcase. Use
care to avoid burns from hot oil.
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While the engine oil is warm, proceed as follows:
FILLING THE CRANKCASE
NOTE
CAUTION
A 12 inch length of flexible tubing is supplied in
the owner’s manual package and should be
used to drain the engine oil.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
2. Clean around the base of the oil filter, oil level
dipstick, dipstick tube, and the oil filler cap to
prevent debris from entering the crankcase.
3. Unseat the plastic dust cap from the engine oil
drain valve. To prevent loss of the cap, do not
remove the cap’s retaining ring from the drain
valve (Refer to Figure 19). Remove the dipstick
and oil fill cap.
4. Attach the flexible tubing (supplied in owner’s
manual package) to the drain valve. Place an
appropriate container below the open end of the
tubing to collect the old oil.
5. To open the drain valve, push it slightly inward and
turn it counterclockwise until it stops, then pull it
outward.
6. Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise
using an automotive type filter wrench to loosen.
7. Allow the old oil to completely drain from the
engine crankcase into the container below. To
close the drain valve, push it inward, turn
clockwise until it stops and then release it.
8. Remove the flexible tubing from the drain valve.
Clean the tubing and store in a safe place for future
use.
9. Clean the drain valve and push the plastic dust cap
onto the valve.
10. To assure a continuous flow of oil to all critical
lubrication points within the engine, pour some
new oil into the treaded center hole of the filter and
allow time for the oil to be absorbed into the filter
material.
11. Apply a light coating of clean oil on the gasket of
the new oil filter. Thread the filter on by hand until
the gasket contacts the oil filter adapter, then
tighten the filter an additional 1/2 turn.
Refer to FILLING THE CRANKCASE and to the
LUBRICATION TABLE and refill the crankcase with
the quantity and type of oil specified.
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Never overfill the engine crankcase. The engine
may overheat and/or damage may result if the
crankcase is below the “LOW” mark or over the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick.
NOTE
For best results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity
of oil. Always check the level on the dipstick
before adding more oil.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the oil capacity and the proper type of oil to
pour into the crankcase.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
2. Clean around the oil level dipstick, dipstick tube,
and the oil filler cap to prevent debris from entering
the crankcase.
3. Remove the oil filler cap from the left valve cover
and SLOWLY pour in oil. The oil capacity is
approximately 4 pints. Fill the crankcase until the
oil level reaches the “FULL” mark on the dipstick
(Refer to Figure 18).
4. Reinstall the oil filler cap by screwing it securely
into the valve cover.
NOTE
The oil filler cap MUST BE TIGHTENED
SECURELY INTO THE VALVE COVER AT
ALL TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE IS
OPERATING. Severe engine damage could
result from failure to do so.
5. Start the tractor engine and allow it to run for 30
seconds, then stop the engine and remove the
ignition key.
6. Check the oil level and add oil if necessary. DO
NOT OVERFILL THE ENGINE CRANKCASE.
7. Check the oil filter and drain valve for leaks.
CHECKING TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL
NOTE
Check the oil level only while the engine is
stopped and the tractor is level.
Check the oil level of the transmission case before
each use to see that it is filled to the correct level.
Before checking the transmission oil level, clean the
area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to prevent debris
from entering the transmission case. Always keep the
oil level between the “FULL” and the “ADD” marks on
the dipstick (See Figure 20). When checking the oil
level, the dipstick must be withdrawn and wiped clean,
then inserted all the way before being withdrawn for a
true reading.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the proper type of oil to add to the
transmission case.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
2. Clean the area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the transmission
case.
3. Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick from the oil fill port
and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill port. Fill the
transmission case until the oil level reaches the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick (Refer to Figure 20).
4. Reinstall the oil fill plug/dipstick securely into the
oil fill port.
CAUTION
The oil fill plug/dipstick MUST BE INSTALLED
SECURELY INTO THE FILL PORT AT ALL
TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE IS OPERATING.
OPERATING
RANGE
TRANSMISSION
DIPSTICK
HYDROSTATIC DRIVE OIL FILTER
CAUTION
Never overfill the transmission case. Damage
may result if the oil level in the transmission
case is below the “ADD” mark or over the
“FULL” mark of the dipstick.
Figure 20
NOTE
For best results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity
of oil. Always check the level on the dipstick
before adding more oil.
ADDING TRANSMISSION OIL
CAUTION
Never overfill the transmission case. Damage
may result if the oil level in the transmission
case is below the “ADD” mark or over the
“FULL” mark of the dipstick.
NOTE
For best results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity
of oil. Always check the level on the dipstick
before adding more oil.
Refer to the MAINTENANCE CHART for information
regarding the frequency of the hydrostatic
transmission oil filter replacement. The filter can be
obtained through your Cub Cadet dealer under the part
number 923-3014.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information
regarding the oil capacity and the proper type of oil to
pour into the transmission case.
1. Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the
brake pedal lock. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
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2. Clean the area around the transmission drain plug
to prevent debris from entering the transmission
case. Remove the drain plug and allow the
transmission oil to drain into a clean container
having a capacity of more than 6 quarts. Reinstall
the drain plug (Refer to Figure 21).
CAUTION
If the transmission oil is to be re-used, cover the
container holding the drained oil to prevent
contamination. Contaminated transmission oil
can damage the hydro transmission.
TRANSMISSION
OIL FILTER
Figure 22
7. Reinstall the oil fill plug/dipstick securely into the
oil fill port.
8. Start the engine and allow it to run for a few
minutes. Shut the engine off, then check for leaks
and re-check the oil level in the transmission case.
CAUTION
The oil fill plug/dipstick MUST BE INSTALLED
SECURELY INTO THE FILL PORT AT ALL
TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE IS OPERATING.
TRANSMISSION
DRAIN PLUG
AIR CLEANER
Figure 21
3. Clean around the base of the transmission oil filter
and remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise
(Refer to Figure 22).
4. Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to the
gasket of the new filter. Install the filter by turning
it clockwise, by hand, until the gasket contacts the
filter base on the transmission housing; then
tighten the filter an additional 1/2 turn.
5. Clean the area around the transmission oil fill
plug/dipstick to prevent debris from entering the
transmission case.
6. Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick from the oil fill port
and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill port. Fill the
transmission case until the oil level reaches the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick (Refer to Figure 20).
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Check the air cleaner daily or before starting the
engine. Check for loose or damaged components and
check the condition of the filter element. Remove any
buildup of dirt and debris in the air cleaner housing.
NOTE
Operating the engine with loose or damaged air
cleaner components will allow unfiltered air into
the carburetor; causing extensive wear and
eventual failure of the engine.
Servicing the Precleaner
Wash and re-oil the foam precleaner at 1 month
intervals or after every 10 hours of operation (more
often under extremely dusty or dirty conditions),
whichever occurs first.
1. Unfasten the air cleaner cover retaining knob and
remove the air cleaner cover (See Figure 23).
1. Unfasten the air cleaner cover retaining knob and
remove the air cleaner cover (See Figure 23).
2. Remove the foam precleaner by sliding it up off the
paper element (See Figure 23).
3. Remove the wing nut and element cover plate,
then lift out the paper air filter element.
1
3
2
4
5
5. When servicing the air cleaner, check the air
cleaner base. Make sure it is secured and not bent
or damaged. Also check the element cover for
damage or improper fit. Replace all damaged air
cleaner components.
6
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
Air Cleaner Cover
Wing Nut
Element Cover
Rubber Grommet
4. Do not wash the paper element or use pressurized
air, as this will damage the element. Replace a
dirty, bent or damaged element. Handle new
elements carefully; do not use if the sealing
surfaces are bent or damaged.
5. Paper Element
6. Foam Precleaner
7. Air Cleaner Base
6. Inspect the rubber grommet (See Figure 23) for
deterioration, cracks, and for a snug fit on the air
cleaner stud. Replace if damaged or worn.
7. Reinstall the paper element, foam precleaner,
element cover, wing nut and air cleaner cover.
Make certain the cover retaining knob is tightened
securely.
Properly cleaned and installed air cleaner elements
significantly contribute to prolonging engine life.
CLEANING ENGINE
Figure 23. Air Cleaner Assembly
2. Remove the foam precleaner by sliding it up off the
paper element (See Figure 23).
3. Wash the precleaner in warm water with
detergent. Rinse the precleaner thoroughly until all
traces of the detergent are eliminated. Squeeze
out (do not wring) excess water in a dry cloth.
Allow the precleaner to air dry.
4. Saturate the foam precleaner with new engine oil.
Squeeze out all excess oil.
5. Reinstall the foam precleaner over the paper
element.
This tractor has an air-cooled engine. Air must be able
to circulate freely through the flywheel screen, blower
housing, and cooling shrouds, and over the cooling fins
of the cylinder head and cylinder block. Regularly
check these areas for accumulated dirt and debris to
prevent engine overheating and possibly causing
extensive engine damage. Every 100 hours of
operation, remove the blower housing and cooling
shrouds to clean the cooling surfaces of the engine.
Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
Regularly clean the outside and inside of the side
panel screens, the dash intake screen and the grille to
ensure adequate air flow for cooling the engine.
6. Reinstall the air cleaner cover and secure with the
retaining knob.
NOTE
This machine is designed to cool properly with
the side panels in place. Operating without the
panels could cause premature accumulation of
dirt and debris on the engine, resulting in
inadequate cooling.
Servicing the Paper Element
Inspect the paper element before each use. Every 100
hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty
or dirty conditions) replace the element.
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HEADLIGHTS
SPARK PLUG
Refer to SPECIFICATIONS when replacement of
head lamp bulbs is necessary.
WARNING
To avoid possible injury, be sure the engine is
off and has cooled before making any
adjustments or repairs.
WARNING
Allow the engine and surrounding surfaces to
cool before changing the head lamp bulbs.
NOTE
Replace headlight bulbs as follows: (See Figure 25)
1. Unplug the wire harness leads from the headlight
socket terminals. Note which wire connects to
each terminal before disconnecting.
Remove all dirt from around the spark plug
before removing.
To remove the spark plugs, always use a spark plug
wrench. Check the gap after every 100 hours of
operation.
Replace a defective plug with a new plug. Set the
spark plug gap at .030 inch (See Figure 24). Tighten
the plug to 18-22 ft-lbs. See your authorized dealer for
the correct replacement plug.
2. Rotate the socket assembly as follows to remove
from the reflector housing:
• Left headlight — appoximately 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
• Right headlight — approximately 1/4 turn clockwise.
3. Push the bulb inward and turn counterclockwise to
remove from the socket.
TERMINAL
SOCKET TAB
SPARK PLUG
SOCKET
REFLECTOR
NOTCH
Figure 24
REFLECTOR
HOUSING
Figure 25
4. Align a locking post of the bulb base with the notch
in the socket, then push the bulb inward and turn
clockwise to lock
FUEL FILTER
WARNING
Do not replace the fuel filter when engine is hot.
The engine is equipped with an inline fuel filter.
Visually inspect the filter periodically for a build-up of
residue inside the filter body, and for a dirty element
which can be indicated by discoloration. Replace the
fuel filter when dirty.
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5. With the terminals pointing upward, align the tab of
the socket with the notch of the reflector. Push the
socket inward and turn as follows to lock:
• Left headlight — appoximately 1/4 turn clockwise.
• Right headlight — approximately 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
6. Connect the wire harness leads to the appropriate
socket terminals.
FUSES
Always use the same capacity fuse for replacement.
Refer to SPECIFICATIONS. If the electrical system
does not function, check the fuses.
To replace a fuse, pull the old fuse from the fuse holder
and install the new fuse.
GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
WARNING
a. Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories
contain
lead
and
lead
compounds. Wash Hands after handling.
b. Battery acid must be handled with great care,
as contact with it can burn and blister the skin.
It is advisable to wear protective clothing
(goggles, rubber gloves and apron) when
working with acid.
c.
Should battery acid accidentally splatter into
the eyes or onto the skin, rinse the affected
area immediately with clean cold water. If
there is any further discomfort, seek prompt
medical attention.
d. If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it with clean
water, then neutralize with a solution of
ammonia/water or baking soda/water.
e. Since battery acid is corrosive, do not pour it
into any sink or drain. Before discarding an
empty electrolyte container, rinse it thoroughly
with a neutralizing solution.
f.
MAINTENANCE OF BATTERY
The tractor is shipped with a wet battery — the battery
acid has already been added and the battery sealed.
Although the battery is maintenance free, the following
care should be taken when handling the battery and to
assure its proper life cycle.
1. Spray the terminals and exposed wire with a
battery terminal sealer, or coat the terminals with a
thin coat of grease or petroleum jelly, to protect
against corrosion.
2. The battery should be kept clean. Any deposits of
acid should be neutralized with baking soda and
water. Be careful not to get this solution in the
cells.
3. Avoid tipping the battery. Even a “sealed” battery
will leak electrolyte when tipped.
STORAGE OF THE BATTERY
1. When storing the tractor for extended periods,
disconnect the battery cables. Removing the
battery from the unit is recommended.
2. All batteries discharge during storage. Keep the
exterior of the battery clean, especially the top. A
dirty battery will discharge itself more rapidly.
3. The battery must be stored with a full charge. A
discharged battery will freeze at a higher
temperature.
Specific Gravity
NEVER connect (or disconnect) battery
charger clips to the battery while the charger is
turned on, as it can cause sparks.
g. Keep all sources of ignition (cigarettes,
matches, lighters) away from the battery. The
hydrogen gas generated during charging can
be combustible.
h. As a further precaution, only charge the
battery in a well ventilated area.
Always shield eyes and protect skin and clothing
when working near batteries.
Freezing Point
1.265
–71°F
1.250
–62°F
1.200
–16°F
1.150
5°F
1.100
16°F
COMMON CAUSES FOR BATTERY FAILURE
1. Overcharging
DANGER
BATTERIES CONTAIN SULFURIC ACID AND
MAY EMIT EXPLOSIVE GASES. USE
EXTREME CAUTION WHEN HANDLING
BATTERIES.
2. Undercharging
3. Loose and/or corroded connections
4. Excessive loads
5. Freezing of electrolyte
* These causes do not constitute warranty in
the event of a battery failure.
KEEP BATTERIES OUT OF THE REACH OF
CHILDREN.
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BATTERY REMOVAL OR INSTALLATION
5. Lift the battery upward and remove from the left
side of the tractor.
WARNING
Battery
posts,
terminals
and
related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash Hands after handling.
HOLDDOWN
STRAP
When removing the battery, disconnect the
battery cables in the following order to avoid
arcing and the resulting sparks:
Battery Removal:
1. Disconnect the Negative cable.
2. Disconnect the Positive cable.
Battery Installation:
1. Connect the Positive cable.
2. Connect the Negative cable.
MOUNTING
ROD
ROTATE
UPWARD
To replace the battery, proceed as follows:
1. Remove the negative cable from the negative
terminal of the battery, then remove the positive
cable from the positive terminal.
2. Remove the wing nut securing the mounting rod to
the bulkhead mounting bracket (Refer to Figure
26) and pull the rod downward from the bulkhead
bracket.
Figure 27
6. Install the new battery from the left side of the
tractor and lower into the battery tray.
7. Stretch the battery holddown strap downward
across the front of the battery and hook to the tab
below the battery tray.
8. Rotate the mounting rod downward and insert
through the bottom of the hole in the bulkhead
mounting bracket (See Figure 26).
WING NUT
9. Install the wing nut onto the mounting rod, but do
not tighten until after the side panels are installed.
10. Connect the positive cable to the positive terminal
of the battery, then connect the negative cable to
the negative terminal.
JUMP STARTING
WARNING
Figure 26
Failure to use this jump starting procedure
could cause sparking, which could result in an
explosion of either battery.
3. Rotate the mounting rod fully upward toward the
dash panel to provide clearance for battery
removal (See Figure 27).
1. Attach the first jumper cable from the positive
terminal of the good battery to the positive terminal
of the dead battery.
4. Pull downward on the bottom of the battery
holddown strap to release it from the tab beneath
the battery tray.
2. Attach the second jumper cable from the negative
terminal of the good battery to the FRAME OF THE
UNIT WITH THE DEAD BATTERY.
MOUNTING ROD
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TIRES
MOUNTING TIRES ON THE RIM
Keep the pneumatic tires properly inflated. Overinflation will cause operator discomfort. Under-inflation
will cause short tire life.
WARNING
Do not mount a tire unless you have the proper
equipment. Do not inflate the tire above the
recommended pressure. Do not stand over the
tire assembly when inflating. Accidental over
inflation could cause an explosive separation of
the tire and rim, which could result in serious
injury of death.
Improperly inflated tires will also affect the leveling of
the mower deck and quality of cut.
Inflate the front and rear tires as shown in the following
table:
Tire SizePounds per Square Inch
Front Tires
15 x 6–6
14
Rear Tires
20 x 9–8
10
After mounting a new or old tire on the rim, inflate it to
20 pounds (maximum) pressure to seat the tire bead
on the rim flange. Then deflate the tire to the corrrect
operating pressure.
NOTE
Always ensure that the tire valve caps are in place and
tightened securely to prevent loss of air and to protect
the valve core and stem.
After the first 10 hours of operation, check and
retorque the rear wheel lug nuts (both sides) to
35 ft-lbs to make sure they are seated in the rim
and are properly tightened.
Do not overload the tractor tires by mounting
equipment on the tractor which exceeds the load
capacity of the size of the tires on the tractor.
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SECTION V. MOWER DECK
This section contains adjustment, removal, installation,
and maintenance information for the 42-inch mower
deck. Instructions for installation and removal of the
optional mulching plug are located at the end of this
section.
SIDE-TO-SIDE LEVELING ADJUSTMENT
A. DECK LEVELING ADJUSTMENTS
3. The mower deck front and rear gauge wheels
should be installed in their uppermost position in
the deck brackets to prevent contact with the hard,
level surface below. Refer to GAUGE WHEEL
ADJUSTMENT.
In order to achieve even cutting, the mower deck must
be properly leveled. This leveling procedure will result
in the left and right blades having corresponding front
cutting-edge-to ground measurements within 1/16 inch
of each other. Also, the right and the left blades will
each have a 1/8 to 1/4 inch downward tilt toward the
front of the tractor. To level the mower deck, proceed
as follows:
1. Position the tractor and mower deck on a hard,
level surface.
2. Open the tractor hood and disconnect the spark
plug wire.
4. Raise the tractor implement lift handle to its
highest setting.
5. Position the mower blades so that the ends of each
blade face the right and left sides of the tractor
(Refer to Figure 28).
WARNING
Before making any adjustments, place the PTO
switch in the “OFF” position, engage the brake
pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the “OFF”
position, remove the key from the switch and
remove the spark plug wire to avoid accidental
starting and injury.
DECK
INSTALLED
WARNING
When adjusting the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharp blades.
MOWER
BLADES
NOTE
If the mower deck is not level, the mower will not
cut your lawn evenly.
Figure 28
6. Referring to Figure 29, measure and record the
distance from the hard, level surface to the outermost cutting edge of the right blade. Repeat this
step for the left blade. If the two blade heights are
not within 1/16 inch, proceed to steps 7, 8 and 9. If
the two blade heights are within 1/16 inch, proceed
to FRONT TO BACK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT.
NOTE
Check the tires for proper inflation before
making a leveling adjustment. To level the deck,
the tractor and deck MUST be placed on a hard,
level surface during adjustment.
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2
4
3
1
9. Loosen the upper jam nut on the hanger bracket
and turn away from the adjustment ferrule. Turn
the lower lock nut upward (tighten) on the threads
of the hanger bracket to raise the right side of the
mower deck. Turn the lock nut down (loosen) on
the threads to lower the right side of the mower
deck (Refer to Figure 30).
10. Raise the lift handle to the highest position and
recheck the blade measurements described in
step 6. If the blade measurements are not within
1/16 inch, repeat steps 7, 8 and 9.
11. Tighten the upper jam nut against the adjustment
ferrule after side-to-side leveling is completed.
1. Finger guard
2. Blade
3. Hard Level Surface
4. Measure This Distance
FRONT TO BACK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT
1. Raise the deck to its highest position.
Figure 29
7. Lower the deck onto the hard, level surface.
2. Position the mower blades so the ends of each
blade point to the front and the rear of the tractor
(Refer to Figure 31).
8. Side-to-side leveling is obtained utilizing the
adjustment ferrule and right hand hanger bracket
(Refer to Figure 30).
UPPER
JAM NUT
DECK
INSTALLED
RIGHT HAND
HANGER BRACKET
MOWER
BLADES
ADJUSTABLE
FERRULE
LOWER
LOCK NUT
Figure 31
Figure 30
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3. Initially adjust the front lift rod to allow 5/8 inch of
thread to protrude beyond both lock nuts of the
front lift rod/bracket assembly (Refer to Figure 32).
NOTE
The front lift rod must be against the back of
both slots in the deck front roller bracket. If one
side of the rod is not against the back of the slot
after attaining the correct front pitch to the deck,
tighten the front lock nut on that side until the
rod just contacts the back of the slot.
FRONT LIFT
ROD BRACKET
LOCK NUT
5/8"
9. Tighten the rear jam nuts after adjustment is
completed.
JAM NUT
10. Connect the spark plug wire.
FRONT
LIFT ROD
GAUGE WHEEL ADJUSTMENT
Figure 32
WARNING
4. Refer to Figure 33. Measure and record the
distance from the front cutting edge to the ground
(measurement A), and from the rear cutting edge
to the ground (measurement B), for each of the
blades. The front edge of each blade
(measurement A) should be lower than its back
edge (measurement B) by 1/8 to 1/4 inch.
Before making any adjustments, place the PTO
switch in the “OFF” position, engage the brake
pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the “OFF”
position, remove the key from the switch and
remove the spark plug wire to avoid accidental
starting and injury.
5. Lower the deck onto the hard, level surface.
6. To adjust the downward tilt of the blades,
adjustment of the front lift rod is required. Refer to
Figure 32 and proceed as follows:
7. Loosen the rear jam nuts on the front lift rod. From
the front of the tractor, turn the front lock nuts clockwise to raise the front of the mower deck, or counterclockwise to lower the front of the mower deck.
8. Raise the deck to the highest position. Recheck
the blade measurements described in step 4. If the
resultant measurements are not correct, repeat
steps 5, 6 and 7 until the proper measurements are
obtained.
WARNING
When adjusting the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharp blades.
NOTE
Gauge wheel adjustment should be performed
only AFTER the mower deck has been properly
leveled.
CUTTING
BLADE
REAR
CUTTING EDGE
B
FRONT
CUTTING EDGE
A
Figure 33
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clearance between the wheel and level
surface. Secure with the lock nut.
NOTE
e. Note the position of the index hole used; then
install the other rear gauge wheel and the front
ball wheels into the corresponding index hole
of the other guage wheel brackets.
Gauge wheels are intended to prevent scalping
of the lawn, and are not meant to be used to set
the cutting height. Do not run the deck on the
guage wheels.
To adjust the height of the gauge wheels, place the
tractor on a firm and level surface. Refer to Figure 34,
and proceed as follows:
NOTE
The crowned (rounded) surface of the front bell
washers should be against the shoulder of the
shoulder screw, between the front ball wheel
and deck gauge wheel bracket.
1. Place the tractor implement lift handle in the
normally desired mowing height setting, then
check the gauge wheels for contact or excessive
clearance with the surface below.
2. If the wheels contact the surface adjust as follows:
a. Raise the implement lift handle to its highest
setting.
3. If the gauge wheels have excessive clearance with
the surface below, lower the wheels to the index
hole that provides the approximate 1/2" clearance
as described above.
b. Remove the rear gauge wheels by removing
the lock nuts, shoulder screws, and flat
washers. Remove the lock nuts, shoulder
screws, and bell washers fastening the front
ball wheels to the deck gauge wheel brackets.
c.
NOTE
All gauge wheels shoud be installed in the same
relative adjustment index hole location in each
of the gauge wheel brackets.
Again place the tractor implement lift handle in
the normally desired mowing height setting.
CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
SHOULDER
SCREW
SHOULDER
SCREW
FLAT
WASHER
BELL
WASHER
FRONT BALL
WHEEL
The mower can be set in multiple positions. Proceed
as follows:
GAUGE
WHEEL
BRACKET
NOTE
If multiple positions are used while mowing, it
may be necessary to adjust the gauge wheels
for each setting to prevent scalping.
REAR
GAUGE
WHEEL
ADJUSTMENT
INDEX
HOLES
GAUGE
WHEEL
BRACKET
LOCK
NUT
1. Pull the tractor implement lift handle up slightly and
depress the button on the top of the lift handle.
LOCK
NUT
2. Raise or lower the lift handle to obtain the desired
mower deck cutting height.
3. Release the button when the desired mower
position is obtained.
Figure 34
NOTE
To return the mower deck to a specific position,
note the position of the lift lever indicator before
raising or lowering the mower deck.
d. Insert the shoulder screw and flat washer with
the rear gauge wheel into the adjustment
index hole that provides approximately 1/2"
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B. REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF
DECK ASSEMBLY
PTO BELT
REMOVAL OF DECK
MOWER DECK
CENTER DOUBLE
PULLEY
WARNING
Before removing the mower deck, place
PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage
brake pedal lock, turn the ignition key to
“OFF” position and remove the key from
switch. Disconnect the spark plug wire
additional safety.
the
the
the
the
for
1. Position the tractor and mower deck on a firm,
level surface.
FRONT OF DECK
WARNING
Figure 36
When handling the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharp blades. The deck
idler arm lever is spring loaded. Release it
slowly.
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
IDLER ARM
LEVER
2. Lower the tractor implement lift handle to its lowest
setting (adjust gauge wheels if necessary).
Disengage the deck idler arm lever from its stop
bracket and release the spring tension by rotating
the lever out and rearward (Refer to Figure 35).
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
Figure 37
PTO
CLUTCH
PULLEY
IDLER ARM
LEVER
PTO
BELT
Figure 35
3. Remove the rearward end of the PTO belt from the
upper pulley of the deck center double-pulley
(Refer to Figure 36). Engage the deck idler arm
lever back into its stop bracket (See to Figure 37).
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Figure 38
WARNING
The exhaust system is HOT. To avoid personal
injury, allow the engine and exhaust system to
cool before proceeding with the following PTO
belt removal instructions.
7. Raise the tractor implement lift handle to its
highest setting, Slide the mower deck forward, so
the front lift rod rests to the rear of, and free of, the
front roller bracket slots of the deck (Refer to
Figure 41).
FRONT LIFT ROD
4. Open the tractor hood and remove the forward end
of the PTO belt from the PTO clutch pulley (Refer
to Figure 38).
5. Pass the PTO belt downward, inside the tractor
frame, until the belt is below the two tractor front
lower pulleys and pull the belt clear of the tractor
(Refer to Figure 39).
FRONT
ROLLER
BRACKET
Figure 41
TRACTOR FRONT
LOWER PULLEYS
8. Raise the front lift rod upward and slide the mower
deck rearward. Lower the front lift rod so it rests on
the front roller bracket of the deck, forward of the
slots (Refer to Figure 42).
PTO BELT
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
FRONT LIFT ROD
Figure 39
6. Pull the deck support pins outward, turn downward
and release so both spring-loaded pins are held in
the disengaged position against the outer surface
of the deck brackets (Refer to Figure 40).
FRONT
ROLLER
BRACKET
DECK
Figure 42
REAR DECK
BRACKET
DECK SUPPORT
PIN DISENGAGED
(BOTH SIDES)
Figure 40
9. From the front of the tractor, push downward and
hold the tractor quick-attach rod. Pull the front lift
rod/bracket assembly forward to release the
shoulder bolts on each side of the bracket from the
left and right tractor latch receivers. Release the
tractor quick-attach rod. Refer to Figure 43
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INSTALLATION OF DECK
TRACTOR
LATCH RECEIVER
(BOTH SIDES)
WARNING
Before performing the mower deck installation,
place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position,
engage the brake pedal lock, turn the ignition
key to the “OFF” position and remove the key
from the switch. Disconnect the spark plug wire
for additional safety.
QUICK
ATTACH
ROD
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
WARNING
SHOULDER BOLT
(BOTH SIDES)
When handling the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharp blades.
1. Position the tractor and mower deck on a firm,
level surface.
Figure 43
CAUTION
CAUTION
To avoid possible equipment damage, make
sure that the tractor implement lift handle is
raised to its highest setting before sliding the
deck out from under the tractor.
To avoid possible equipment damage, make
sure that the tractor implement lift handle is
raised to its highest setting before sliding the
deck under the tractor.
10. With the tractor implement lift handle raised to its
highest setting, slide the deck to the right and out
from under the tractor (Refer to Figure 44).
2. Refer to Figure 45 and position the deck on the
right side of the tractor with the front of the deck
facing toward the front of the tractor. Raise the
tractor implement lift handle to its highest setting
and slide the deck under the tractor.
SLIDE
OUT
SLIDE
UNDER
Figure 44
Figure 45
11. Connect the spark plug wire.
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3. Make sure the slot in both rear deck brackets
aligns with the implement lift links on each side of
the tractor (Refer to Figure 46).
SLOT IN REAR
DECK BRACKETS
(BOTH SIDES)
QUICK ATTACH ROD
FRONT LIFT ROD/
BRACKET ASSEMBLY
IMPLEMENT
LIFT LINKS
(BOTH SIDES)
Figure 48
Figure 46
4. Refer to Figure 47 to ensure the correct orientation
of the front lift rod/bracket assembly [form (bend)
in sides of rod point downward]. From the front of
the tractor, push downward and hold the tractor
quick-attach rod. Slide the shoulder bolts on each
side of the front lift rod/bracket assembly fully into
the left and right tractor latch receivers. Release
the tractor quick-attach rod to capture the front lift
rod/bracket assembly in the tractor latch receivers
(Refer to Figure 48).
5. While holding the front lift rod up, slide the mower
deck forward until the rod aligns with both front
roller bracket slots. Lower the lift rod into the front
roller bracket slots and slide the deck rearward to
engage the lift rod fully forward in the slots of the
deck front roller bracket (Refer to Figure 49).
FRONT ROLLER
BRACKET
TRACTOR
LATCH RECEIVER
(BOTH SIDES)
FRONT
LIFT ROD
QUICK
ATTACH
ROD
FORM
SHOULDER BOLT
(BOTH SIDES)
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
Figure 47
Figure 49
6. If not already done, pull the deck support pins
outward, turn downward and relesase so both
spring-loaded pins are held in the disengaged
position against the outer surface of the deck
brackets (Refer to Figure 50).
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NOTE
REAR DECK
BRACKET SLOTS
It may be necessary to lift each side of the deck
and maneuver it slightly to align the support
pins with the holes of the lift links. Make certain
the support pins are fully extended through the
lift links to prevent the mower deck from
disengaging the lift links while mowing.
DECK
WARNING
The deck idler arm lever is spring loaded.
Release it slowly.
DECK SUPPORT
PIN DISENGAGED
Figure 50
7. Carefully guide the tractor implement lift links (left
and right) into the rear deck bracket slots (left and
right) as the tractor implement lift handle is
lowered to its lowest setting (Refer to Figure 51).
8. Pull both deck support pins outward and rotate
rearward to disengage the outer surface ot the rear
deck brackets. Release the pins, making certain
each deck support pin passes through the inner
hole of the rear deck bracket. The spring tension
will push the pins inward and, if aligned, through
the hole in each implement lift link (Refer to Figure
51).
9. Disengage the deck idler arm lever from its stop
bracket and release the spring tension by rotating
the lever out and rearward (Refer to Figure 52).
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
IDLER ARM
LEVER
IMPLEMENT
LIFT LINKS
(BOTH SIDES)
LIFT LINK HOLE
(BOTH SIDES)
Figure 52
WARNING
The exhaust system is HOT. To avoid personal
injury, allow the engine and exhaust system to
cool before proceeding with the following PTO
belt installation instructions.
DECK SUPPORT
PIN ENGAGED
SLOT IN REAR
DECK BRACKET
10. Install the forward end of the PTO belt on the PTO
clutch pulley by passing the belt upward inside the
front of the tractor frame. Ensure that the narrow
side of the PTO belt engages the groove of the
clutch pulley (Refer to Figure 53).
Figure 51
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15. Connect the spark plug wire.
MOWER DECK
CENTER DOUBLE
PULLEY
PTO BELT
PTO
CLUTCH
PULLEY
PTO
BELT
Figure 53
FRONT OF DECK
11. Twist the PTO belt 1/4 turn to engage the narrow
sides of the belt into the grooves of the two tractor
front-lower pulleys (Refer to Figure 54).
Figure 55
LEVER STOP
BRACKET
TRACTOR FRONT
LOWER PULLEYS
IDLER ARM
LEVER
PTO BELT
FRONT LIFT
ROD/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
Figure 56
Figure 54
12. From the front of the tractor, push the PTO belt
through the front lift rod, then to the center of the
deck. Ensure that the forward end of the belt
remains positioned inside the front lower pulleys.
C. MAINTENANCE
CLEANING AND BLADE CARE
13. Install the rearward end of the PTO belt on the
upper pulley of the deck center double-pulley
(Refer to Figure 55). Ensure that the narrow side
of the belt engages the groove of the upper pulley.
WARNING
Before performing any maintenance, place the
PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage the
brake pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position and remove the key from the
switch to avoid accidental starting and injury.
14. While holding the belt in position, rotate and
engage the deck idler arm lever into its stop
bracket to provide tension on the PTO belt (Refer
to Figure 56).
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After replacing the blades, apply grease the exposed
threads at the bottom of the spindle bolts to prevent
rust buildup.
WARNING
When servicing the mower deck, be careful not
to cut yourself on the sharpened blades.
Clean the underside of the mower deck at the end of
the mowing season or when buildup of cut material on
the underside is noticed. Also remove the belt covers
and remove any accumulated grass clippings.
If using the mulching option, clean the underside of the
deck frequently. A buildup of grass clippings will
prevent proper mulching.
The cutting blades must be kept sharp at all times.
Sharpen the cutting and mulching edges of the
blades evenly so that the blades remain
balanced and the same angle of sharpness is
maintained. If the cutting edge of a blade has
been sharpened to within 5/8 inch of the wind
wing radius (see Figure 57), it is recommended
that new blades be installed. New blades are
available at your authorized dealer.
WOOD
BLOCK
BLADE
LUBRICATION
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
After every 10 hours of operation and/or before putting
the deck into winter storage, lubricate the spindle assemblies and the spindle belt idler arm with 251H EP
grease or an equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium
grease. Excess grease will be expelled from the inverted upper seals of the spindle assemblies. Listen for
the muffled crackling noise of grease being expelled
through the seal to indicate the spindle assembly is fully greased. Refer to Figure 58.
Every 50 hours, or twice yearly, lubricate the double
pulley with 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2
multipurpose lithium grease. Do not over lubricate.
Refer to Figure 58.
NOTE
HEX
NUT
When replacing the blades, be sure they are installed so
that the wind wings are pointing upward toward the top of
the deck housing. Tighten the nuts to 90 to 110 ft-lbs.
(122 to 149 N·m).
3
5/8" From
Radius
4
5
2
6
1
6
1
2
7
8
5
1-1/8 INCH WRENCH
Figure 57
When removing the blades, use a 1-1/8 inch wrench to
hold the hex head of the spindle bolt when loosening
the hex nut securing the blade. A block of wood may
be placed between the deck housing and the cutting
edge of the blade to assist in removal of the hex nut
securing the blade (Refer to Figure 57).
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Spindle Belt Cover
Flange Lock Nuts
Idler Arm Lever
Stop Bracket
Front Ball Wheels
6. Spindle Assembly
Grease Fittings
7. Idler Arm
Grease Fitting
8. Double Pulley
Figure 58
SPINDLE DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
D. INSTALLATION OF MULCHING PLUG
In order to replace the spindle drive belt, refer to
Figures 58 and 59 and proceed as follows:
WARNING
1. Remove the hardware that secures the spindle
belt covers to the deck.
Before installing the mulching plug, place the
PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage the
brake pedal lock, turn the ignition key to the
“OFF” position and remove the key from the
switch to avoid accidental starting and injury.
2. Remove the spindle belt covers to expose the belt.
3. Disengage the idler arm lever from its stop bracket
and rotate the lever to the outside of the deck to
release the spring tension.
4. Pull the flat idler pulley away from the backside of
the belt and remove the old drive belt.
5. Install a new belt around the spindle pulleys and
bottom pulley of the center double pulley; then
position the flat idler pulley against the backside of
the belt so that the belt is tensioned. Refer to
Figure 59 for the proper routing of the belt.
6. Reinstall the spindle belt covers.
7. Engage the idler arm lever into its stop bracket.
3
4
1. If the mower deck has been used, clean any
buildup of grass clippings from the discharge
opening of the deck.
2. Lift the chute deflector upward and insert the
mulching plug into the discharge opening of the
deck (Refer to Figure 60).
3. Position the mulching plug so that its top hole
aligns with the hole in the top of the deck housing.
Install the carriage bolt through both surfaces and
secure with the bell washer and wing nut (See
Figure 60).
4. To remove the mulching plug; remove the wing
nut, bell washer and carriage bolt, then withdraw
the plug from the discharge opening. Insert the
carriage bolt through the mulching plug and install
the bell washer and wing nut onto the bolt to
prevent their loss.
5
1
CARRIAGE
BOLT
2
1. Idler Pulley
2. Spindle Drive Belt
3. Idler Arm Lever
CHUTE
DEFLECTOR
HOLE IN
DECK HSG.
MULCHING
PLUG
4. Stop Bracket
5. Center Double Pulley
BELL WASHER
WING NUT
Figure 59
Figure 60
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SECTION VI. OFF-SEASON STORAGE
If the machine is to be inoperative for a period longer
than 30 days, the following procedures are
recommended:
WARNING
Drain fuel into an approved container outdoors, away
from open flame.
a. Drain any large volume of fuel from the tank by
disconnecting the fuel line from the in-line fuel
filter near the engine.
b. Reconnect the fuel line and run the engine
until it starts to falter, then use the choke to
keep the engine running until all fuel in the
carburetor has been exhausted.
Never store the tractor with fuel in the tank
indoors or in poorly ventilated enclosures,
where fuel fumes may reach an open flame,
spark or pilot light as on a furnace, water heater,
clothes dryer, etc.
c.
Again disconnect the fuel line and drain any
remaining gasoline from the system.
2. Remove the spark plugs and pour one (1) ounce of
engine oil through the spark plug holes into the
cylinders. Crank the engine several times to
distribute the oil. Replace the spark plugs.
CAUTION
Fuel left in the fuel tank during warm weather
deteriorates and will cause serious starting
problems.
3. Clean the engine and the entire tractor thoroughly.
1. To prevent gum deposits from forming inside the
engine’s carburetor and causing possible
malfunction of the engine, remove all gasoline
from the fuel tank as follows:
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
4. Lubricate all lubrication points.
WARNING
5. Follow the battery storage instructions on page 30.
6. Protect the tires and seat from sunlight. Regularly
check the tires to maintain proper inflation.
Do not drain fuel when the engine is hot. Allow
the engine adequate time to cool.
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SECTION VII. MOWING
MOWING
WARNING
To avoid possible injury, do not allow anyone in
the area opposite the discharge chute while
mowing. Although the area has been
supposedly cleared of foreign objects, small
objects may be picked up and discharged by
the mower.
WARNING
Never direct the discharge of material toward
bystanders or allow anyone near the machine
while in operation.
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.
Figure 61
MOWING WITH MULCHING OPTION
Do not cut the grass too short, as the mower will tend
to scalp the grass. Short grass invites weed growth
and yellows quickly in dry weather.
1. Do not cut wet grass. For effective mulching do
not cut wet grass. Wet grass sticks to the
underside of the deck prevention proper mulching
and dispersal of grass clippings.
Mowing should be done with the engine at full throttle.
Do not mow at high ground speed.
2. Cut no more than 1/3 the length of the grass.
When mulching long grass, it may be necessary to
mow twice, lowering the deck another 1/3 of the
length for the second cut, and perhaps cutting in a
different pattern. Overlap the cut on each pass to
help clean up any heavy clippings left on the lawn.
During certain times of the year and under some
conditions, the mower may leave streaks of uncut
grass.
Streaking may occur when attempting to mow heavy
weeds and tall grass. Under these conditions it may be
necessary to go back over the cut area a second time
to get a clean cut.
3. Use a slow ground speed. Adjust ground speed
so clippings can be evenly dispersed into the
lawn.When cutting heavy grass, it may be
necessary to use a slower ground speed in order
to get a well mulched cut.
The following practices will help eliminate streaking:
1. Mow the area more often so the grass doesn’t get
too tall and heavy.
4. Always operate the tractor at full throttle. To
obtain the best cut and do the most effective job of
mulching, the engine should be run at full throttle.
2. Operate the tractor at full throttle and slower
forward speeds.
5. Clean underside of deck. Be certain to clean the
underside of the deck often to avoid a buildup of
grass clippings, which will prevent proper
mulching.
3. Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades
when worn.
4. Follow the mowing pattern shown in Figure 61.
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
When you purchased your tractor, you probably had it
completely equipped for your particular needs at the
time. However, later you may wish to obtain optional
equipment or accessories. These items and other
allied equipment can be purchased from, and installed
by, your authorized Cub Cadet dealer.
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The tractor is used for so many different types of work,
and because it is called on to operate under so many
different conditions, a variety or equipment is available
to adapt it to the requirements of the user. Refer to the
attachment guide for a complete description of
equipment and required components that can be
utilized with your tractor.
MAINTENANCE CHART
Operation to
be performed
Before
each use
Clean grille, engine
air inlet screen, dash
intake screen and side
panel screens
X
Fill fuel tank
X
Check transmission
oil level
Replace transmission
oil filter
50 hours
or twice
a season
After first
5 hours
100 hours
or
yearly
X
After first
10 hours
X
X
Check battery terminals
and case
X
Grease front axle
pivot bolt
X
Grease steering
knuckles
X
After first
50 hours
X
Every 100 hours
thereafter
X
After first
10 hours
X
Clean cooling fins &
external surfaces
X
Service air cleaner
paper cartridge
More often under
dirty conditions
Check spark plugs
X
Grease steering
gear housing
X
Grease front
wheel bearings
X
X
X
X
Drain fuel
X
Pivot bar
adjustment bolts
Deck spindles and
Spindle belt idler arm
Before
storage
More often under
dirty conditions
X
Clean & re-oil foam
air precleaner
Retorque rear
wheel lug nuts
30 hours or
three times
a season
More often
under dirty
conditions
X
Check engine oil level
Change engine oil
& oil filter
10 hours
or once
a month
X
X
X
Lube deck double pulley
X
X
Deck front gauge wheels
X
X
Lubricate all foot and
lift control pivot points
X
X
NOTE
Maintenance information for optional equipment may be found in the manual which is included with that
specific piece of equipment.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Possible Cause
Possible Remedy
HARD TO START
No gasoline in fuel tank or carburetor .....................
Fill the tank with gasoline. Check the fuel line, carburetor
and fuel filter.
Fuel line or carburetor clogged................................
Clean the fuel line and carburetor with a commercial
carburetor cleaner.
Fuel filter plugged....................................................
Replace.
Water in gasoline.....................................................
Drain the fuel tank and carburetor. Use new fuel and dry the
spark plugs.
Choked improperly. Flooded engine .......................
Follow the starting instructions.
Defective ignition or loose wiring.............................
Check the wiring, spark plugs or fuse.
Defective battery .....................................................
Check and service. Refer to “BATTERY.”
Spark plug dirty or improper gap .............................
Clean, adjust the gap to .030-inch or replace the plug.
ENGINE OPERATES IRREGULARLY OR KNOCKS
Engine incorrectly timed ..........................................
*
Spark plug dirty; wrong gap or wrong type..............
Clean, reset the gap or replace.
Poor or weak spark .................................................
Check the spark plugs and wiring.
Carburetor setting incorrect.....................................
Adjust. Refer to “ADJUSTMENTS.”
Poor grade fuel or water in fuel ...............................
Drain and use a good grade of clean fuel.
Engine overheating .................................................
Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Engine valves at fault ..............................................
*
Engine smokes........................................................
Adjust the carburetor.*
Oil level rises due to gasoline in crankcase ............
*
Air filter becomes oil and fuel soaked......................
*
Engine leaks oil .......................................................
*
Misfiring ...................................................................
*
Other engine problems............................................
*
Excessive oil in air cleaner ......................................
Be sure that oil dipstick is fully seated and all excess oil is
squeezed out of the pre-cleaner foam element.
PTO CLUTCH WILL NOT ENGAGE
Low or zero voltage .................................................
Check battery. Charge or replace. Check charging system.
Check for worn or broken wiring or connections. Check
clutch coil resistance. Check switch.
Rotor/armature air gap too large .............................
Rotor/armature worn. Replace PTO clutch.
* See your authorized dealer.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Possible Cause
Possible Remedy
LACK OF POWER
Air cleaner clogged .................................................
Service the air cleaner element. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Engine overload ......................................................
Reduce the load.
Engine overheated..................................................
Make sure the air intake screen, shrouding, engine fins, side
panels, dash intake screen and grille are free of
accumulated dirt and debris. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Fuel tank air vent clogged .......................................
Remove obstruction from the vent in the fuel tank cap.
Air leakage between carburetor and engine ...........
Remove air cleaner. Tighten the carburetor and manifold
mounting nuts. Replace any damaged parts as indicated in
“MAINTENANCE.”
Incorrect timing or faulty ignition .............................
*
Brake dragging........................................................
Adjust the brake. Refer to “ADJUSTMENTS.”
Insufficient cooling air — dirt or debris clogging the:
air intake screen • shrouds • cooling fins • side
panels • dash intake screen • or grille .....................
Oil level incorrect ....................................................
Keep the air intake area, side panels, grille, dash intake
screen and cooling fins clean; refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
Engine oil level must not be over the “FULL” mark or below
the “LOW” mark on dipstick. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
* See your authorized dealer.
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LUBRICATION TABLE
Check
at
Hours
Change
at
Hours
Capacity
Engine crankcase
Check
before
each
use
100
Approx.
4 pints
Hydro transmission
and transaxle with
filter
Check
before
each
use
Add as
needed
Approx.
6 qts
Point of
Lubrication
Anticipated Air Temperature
Above + 32°F
Below + 32°F
Cub Cadet
Engine Oil SAE
10W30 or 10W40
Cub Cadet
Engine Oil SAE
5W20 or 5W30
Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus
NOTE: Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus is specially
formulated for this application. If any other oil is used
Cub Cadet will not be responsible for substandard
performance. Failures due to use of improper fluid
are not covered by warranty. For maximum protection, use Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus.
Steering knuckles
and front axle
pivot bolt
10
Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium grease and apply two strokes
(minimum) or sufficient grease to flush out old
grease and dirt.
Front wheel
bearings
30
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Steering gear
housing
30
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Deck spindles
10
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Spindle belt
idler arm
10
Two strokes (minimum) of the lubricator using 251H
EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium
grease.
Deck Double Pulley
50
Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose
lithum grease. Do not over lubricate.
Deck front gauge
wheels
50
Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose
lithum grease.
Foot and lift control pivot points
10
Use a liberal amount of high grade lubricating oil.
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LUBRICATION GUIDE
WARNING
The service life and reliability of any machine depends upon the care it is given. Proper lubrication is a very
important part of that care. This lubrication schedule reflects the minimal requirements to maintain the
equipment. More frequent inspections and maintenance is preferable.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your unit. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
Lubricant is cheap. Use plenty of it. Worn parts can be
expensive to replace.
Keep your supply of lubricating oil and grease stored in
clean containers, and covered to protect from dust and
dirt.
Using the lubrication illustration as a guide, make
certain that all lubrication fittings are installed and
functioning.
Keep the lubricating gun nozzle clean and wipe dirt
from the grease fittings before lubricating.
Be sure all fittings are free from dirt and paint so the
lubricant is certain to enter the bearing.
The symbols in the illlustrations indicate the method of
application and the hourly intervals to apply the
lubricant.
Using a pressure lubricating gun, always force the
lubricant through the full length of each bearing until it
emerges at the end, carrying with it the worn lubricant
and any dirt that may have entered the bearing.
Use a pressure lubricating gun
and apply 251H EP grease (or
equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose
lithium grease) sufficient to flush
out the old grease and dirt.
Lubricate at the hourly intervals
indicated on the symbols.
Miscellaneous working parts not provided with
lubrication fittings should be oiled regularly with a good
grade of lubricating oil.
Always lubricate the tractor thoroughly before taking it
to a remote location for a prolonged period of time.
Dipstick, use to check engine and
transmission oil before each use.
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LUBRICATION GUIDE
—Before Each Use
1. Engine filler cap and
Check the oil (with the engine stopped) and add sufficient new oil to bring it to
dipstick
the “FULL” mark on the dipstick. Do not overfill. Do not operate the engine if
the oil level is below the “LOW” mark on the dipstick.
2. Transmission oil level
and fill port
Check the oil with the engine stopped. Keep the lubricant up to the “FULL”
mark on the dipstick.
NOTE: The transmission oil level and fill port services the following:
1. Rear axle
2. Hydrostatic transmission
—After Every 10 Hours of Operation
3. Steering knuckles (2)
(both sides)
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
4. Transmission oil filter
NOTE: After the first 10 hours only, remove the transmission oil filter and
replace with a new filter. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.” Change the transmission
oil filter after 50 hours and every 100 hours of operation thereafter.
5. Front axle pivot bolt
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
6. Foot and lift control
pivot points
Use a liberal amount of high grade lubricating oil.
7. Deck spindles
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply 2 strokes (minimum) or sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
8. Spindle belt idler arm
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply 2 strokes (minimum) or sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt.
—After Every 30 Hours of Operation
9. Front wheel bearings
10. Steering gear
housing (2)
Two or three strokes minimum of the lubricator using 251H EP grease or an
equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease.
Every 30 hours or three times a season, use 251H EP grease or an equivalent
No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease. Apply two strokes with lubricator.
—After Every 50 Hours of Operation
11. Transmission oil filter
NOTE: After the first 50 hours only, remove the transmission oil filter and
replace with a new filter. Refer to “MAINTENANCE.” Change the transmission
oil filter every 100 hours of operation thereafter.
12. Deck front gauge
wheels
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt
13. Deck double pulley
Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease and
apply sufficient grease to maintain lubrication.
—After Every 100 Hours of Operation
14. Transmission oil filter
15. Engine oil drain valve
and oil filter
Change the transmission oil filter and replace with a new filter. Refer to
“MAINTENANCE.”
While the engine oil is warm, open the drain valve and remove the oil filter, and
drain all of the oil from the crankcase. Close the drain valve. Refer to
“MAINTENANCE,” “FILLING THE CRANKCASE” and “OIL FILTER” for
proper oil filling procedure. Refer to “LUBRICATION TABLE” for the proper
quantity and viscosity to use.
NOTE
Lubrication information for optional equipment may be found in the manual which is included with the
specific piece of optional equipment.
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CHECK OIL — 2
LEVEL BEFORE
EACH USE
10 — 6
50 — 12
10 — 8
10 — 7
10 — 6
10 — 6
10 — 4
50 — 11
100 — 14
50 — 13
50 — 12
10 — 5
30 — 10
1—
BOTH SIDES
30 — 9
BOTH SIDES
10 — 3
LEFT SIDE
100 — 15
CHECK OIL LEVEL
BEFORE EACH USE
LUBRICATION GUIDE
SPECIFICATIONS
2176
CAPACITIES
Fuel Tank ........................................................................
Crankcase (approximately) .............................................
Transmission Case (approximately) ................................
HYDROSTATIC DRIVE
Speed: Forward................................................................
Reverse ................................................................
ENGINE
Make and Model ..............................................................
Horsepower .....................................................................
Cylinders .........................................................................
Bore .................................................................................
Stroke ..............................................................................
Displacement (cubic inches) ...........................................
Engine Speed (governed)
Low Speed ...................................................................
High Speed (no load) ...................................................
Ignition .............................................................................
Spark Plug Gap (Cub Cadet No. 759-3336) ....................
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
System Voltage ...............................................................
Battery .............................................................................
Alternator .........................................................................
Fuse (auto type) ..............................................................
Head Lamp Bulb ..............................................................
BRAKES ............................................................................
TIRE SIZES
Front ...............................................................................
Rear .................................................................................
DIMENSIONS
Tread:
Front with 15 x 6-6 tires ................................................
Rear with 20 x 9-8 tires ................................................
Wheelbase ......................................................................
Length, over all ................................................................
Width, over all (w/ mower deck - chute up) .....................
Height, over all (to top of steering wheel) ........................
Ground Clearance ...........................................................
Turning Radius ................................................................
2-1/8 gallons
4 pints
6 qts.
0 to 5.5 mph
0 to 3 mph
Kohler Command
17 HP
2
3.03 in.
2.64 in.
38.1
1200 RPM
3600 RPM ± 75
Battery
.030 in.
12 volt neg. ground
725-1706
15 amp regulated
25 amp
725-0963
Internal expanding
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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15 x 6-6
20 x 9-8
30.00 in.
27.50 in.
47.00 in.
72.00 in.
51.00 in.
42.00 in.
6.00 in.
26.50 in.
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ON D
O
LINE
, RE
PRE
SEN
TIN
WARNING
15°
TTE
D
GA
15°
SLO
PE
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.
FOL
D
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.
SLOPE GAUGE
(Keep this sheet in a safe place for future reference.)
CUB CADET CORPORATION
MANUFACTURER’S ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
(COMMERCIAL USE)
The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET
CORPORATION (“CUB CADET”) with respect to new
merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its
possessions and territories.
c.
CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of one (1) year for commercial
users, 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, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water or damage because of
other peril or natural disaster.
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.
No other express warranty or
guaranty, whether written or oral, except as mentioned
above, given by any person or entity, including the
dealer, with respect to any product shall bind CUB
CADET.
During the period of the Warranty, the
exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the
product as set forth above. (Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply to you.)
Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows:
a.
b.
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty
with 100% replacement during the first three
months. After three months, the battery replacement
credit is based on the months remaining in the
twelve (12) month period dating back to the original
date of sale. Any replacement battery will be
warranted only for the remainder of the original
warranty period.
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide
the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale.
CUB CADET shall not be liable for incidental or
consequential loss or damages including, without
limitation, to any claim for loss of profits, loss of
savings or revenue, loss of the use of the equipment or
any associated equipment, facilities or service,
downtime, the claims or costs of third parties including
customers, and injury to property, and further
including 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 may not
apply to you.)
All belts are covered by a one (1) year limited
warranty against defects in material and
workmanship.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE, THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER. To locate the dealer
in your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or
contact CUB CADET by calling 1-800-528-1009 or writing to
P.O. Box 368023, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9723.
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 does not provide coverage in
the following cases:
a.
b.
CUB CADET 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’S
authorized channels of export distribution.
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.
Normal wear parts or components, including blades,
blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels,
seats, snow thrower skid shoes, shave plates and
tires.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than
the original purchaser or original lessee.
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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CUB CADET CORPORATION
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY
(RESIDENTIAL USE)
The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET
CORPORATION (“CUB CADET”) with respect to new
merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its
possessions and territories.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in
the following cases:
CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of two (2) years for residential
users, (one (1) year for commercial users), 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, neglect,
accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft,
fire, water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster.
Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows:
a. Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty
with 100% replacement during the first three months.
After three months, the battery replacement credit is
based on the months remaining in the twelve (12)
month period dating back to the original date of sale.
Any replacement battery will be warranted only for the
remainder of the original warranty period.
b. All belts are covered by a one (1) year limited
warranty against defects in material and
workmanship.
a.
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.
b.
CUB CADET 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’s authorized
channels of export distribution.
c.
Normal wear parts or components, including blades,
blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels,
seats, snow thrower skid shoes, rubber auger
spirals, shave plates and tires.
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 the dealer, with respect to any product
shall bind CUB CADET. During the period of the
Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement
of the product as set forth above. (Some states do not
allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the above limitation may not apply to you.)
3 Year Limited Warranty - PTO Clutch
CUB CADET warrants the power take off (“PTO”) clutch and
mounting hardware against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of three (3) years for Series 2000
products manufactured after August 1, 1997 for residential
users, commencing on the date of original purchase or lease
and CUB CADET will, at its option, repair or replace, free of
charge, any PTO clutch or mounting hardware found to be
defective in material or workmanship provided this product
has been operated and maintained as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. CUB
CADET 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.)
5 Year/500 Hour Limited Warranty
CUB CADET warrants the frame, front cast iron pivot axle and
drive shaft on Series 2000 and 3000 models against defects
in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years or
500 hours, whichever occurs first, for residential users,
commencing on the date of original purchase or lease and
CUB CADET will, at its option, repair or replace, free of
charge, any part found to be defective in material or
workmanship provided this product has been operated and
maintained as set forth above. In addition to any other reason
set forth herein, CUB CADET may deny warranty coverage if
the hour meter, or any part thereof, is altered, modified,
disconnected or otherwise tampered with.
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 or original lessee.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE, THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER. To locate the dealer in
your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or
contact CUB CADET by calling 1-800-528-1009 or writing to
P.O. Box 368023, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9723.
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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MAINTENANCE PARTS CHART
MODEL 2176
SERIES 2000 17 HP KOHLER
ENGINE OIL
Engine Oil Requirements approx. . . 4 pints
Part No.
Cub Cadet engine oil
Ambient temperature viscosity (Grade SG or SH)
Above +32°F
SAE 10W30 or 10W40
Below +32°F
SAE 5W20 or 5W30
737-3030A (10W30)
737-3049 (5W30)
Air Filter Requirements
AIR FILTER
CARTRIDGE
Part No.
Clean air filter per instructions
in your Operator’s Manual . . . .
under Maintenance - Air cleaner.
Cartridge
KH-47-083-03
Foam
Pre-cleaner
KH-24-083-02
FOAM
PRE-CLEANER
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Engine Oil Filter Requirements
Part No.
Change every 100 hours
SPARK PLUG
TRANSMISSION OIL
FILTER
TRANSMISSION
OIL
KH-12-050-08
Gap Requirements
Part No.
.030 inch gap
759-3336
Oil Filter Requirements
Part No.
Change every 100 hours
923-3014
Transmission Oil Requirements approx. . . 6 qts
Part No.
Check before each use
1 quart
1 gallon
BELTS
BLADES
Deck Blade Belt
737-3120
737-3121
Tractor to Deck Belt
Model
Part No.
Model
Part No.
42” Deck
954-3073
42” Deck
954-3055A
Mower Deck Blade
Part No.
42” Deck 3 in 1 Blade
759-3830 (2)
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