Cub Cadet 3186 Lawn Mower User Manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
3000
TRACTOR
Model 3186
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning:
This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or
near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s
exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a
spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State
of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your 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
FORM NO. 770-10177A
(3/99)
SECTION 1: TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
FINDING YOUR MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
SAFETY LABELS FOUND ON YOUR UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
LUBRICATION ILLUSTRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
ENGINE INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
TROUBLE SHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
SLOPE GAUGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
LIMITED WARRANTY — COMMERCIAL USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
LIMITED WARRANTY — RESIDENTIAL USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
QUICK REFERENCE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
SECTION 2: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION
PRACTICES
WARNING: THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF NOT FOLLOWED, COULD ENDANGER
THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND
OTHERS.READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR UNIT. FAILURE TO
COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL
INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL, HEED ITS WARNING.
WARNING:
The Engine Exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the
rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power
equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in
serious injury. This lawn mower is capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions
could result in serious injury or death.
• Only allow responsible individuals
familiar with the instructions to
operate the machine. Know controls
and how to stop the machine
quickly.
1. GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the operator’s manual
and on the machine before starting.
Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for
ordering replacement parts.
• Do not put hands or feet under
cutting deck or near rotating parts.
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• Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could
be picked up and thrown by the
blade. A small object may have
been overlooked and could be
accidentally thrown by the mower in
any direction and cause injury to
you or a bystander. To help avoid a
thrown objects injury, keep children,
bystanders and helpers at least 75
feet from the mower while it is in
operation. Always wear safety
glasses or safety goggles during
operation or while performing an
adjustment or repair, to protect eyes
from foreign objects. Stop the
blade(s) when crossing gravel
drives, walks or roads.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating
near or crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer
or truck. This unit should not be
driven up or down a ramp onto a
trailer or truck under power,
because the unit could tip over,
causing serious personal injury. The
unit must be pushed manually on a
ramp to load or unload properly.
• Never make a cutting height
adjustment while engine is running if
operator must dismount to do so.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people
before
mowing.
Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
• Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes
and close-fitting 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.
• Never carry passengers.
• Disengage blade(s) before shifting
into reverse and backing up. Always
look down and behind before and
while backing.
• 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.
• 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.
• Slow down before turning. Operate
the machine smoothly. Avoid erratic
operation and excessive speed.
• Disengage all attachment clutches,
thoroughly depress the brake pedal,
and shift into neutral before
attempting to start engine.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blade(s),
place transmission in neutral, set
park brake, stop engine and remove
key before dismounting.
• 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.
• Turn off blade(s) when not mowing.
• Stop engine and wait until blade(s)
comes to a complete stop before (a)
removing
grass
catcher
or
unclogging chute, or (b) making any
repairs, adjusting or removing any
grass or debris.
• Use only accessories approved for
this machine by the manufacturer.
Read, understand and follow all
instructions provided with the
approved accessory.
• Mow only in daylight or good
artificial light.
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2. SLOPE OPERATION
• Avoid starting or stopping on a
slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blade(s) and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
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.
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.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless
necessary; then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches
or embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an
edge caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine
by putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not
across.
3. CHILDREN
• Remove obstacles such as rocks,
limbs, etc.
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.
• Watch for holes, ruts or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low
enough gear so that you will not
have to stop or shift while on the
slope. Always keep machine in gear
when going down slopes to take
advantage of engine braking action.
• Keep children out of the mowing
area and in watchful care of an adult
other than the operator.
• Be alert and turn machine off if
children enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look
behind and down for small children.
• Never carry children, even with the
blades off. They may fall off and be
seriously injured or interfere with the
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children under 14 years
old to operate the machine. Children
14 years and over should only
operate machine under close
parental supervision and proper
instruction.
• Use extra care when approaching
blind corners, shrubs, trees or other
objects that may obscure your vision
of a child or other hazard.
• Follow
the
manufacturers
recommendations for wheel weights
or counterweights to improve
stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers
or other attachments. These can
change the stability of the machine.
• 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.
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• Remove key when machine is
unattended to prevent unauthorized
operation.
• Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight
to be sure the equipment is in safe
working condition.
4. SERVICE
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation
regularly. Use all guards as
instructed in this manual.
• Use extreme care in handling
gasoline and other fuels. They are
extremely flammable and the vapors
are explosive.
• 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.
• Use only an approved container.
• Never remove fuel cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool at least two minutes
before refueling.
• Grass catcher components are
subject to wear, damage and
deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be
thrown. For your safety protection,
frequently check components and
replace
with
manufacturer’s
recommended
parts
when
necessary.
• Replace fuel cap securely and wipe
off any spilled fuel before starting
the engine as it may cause a fire or
explosion.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars,
pipes and other sources of ignition.
• Never refuel the machine indoors
because fuel vapors will accumulate
in the area.
• Mower blades are sharp and can
cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear
gloves and use extra caution when
servicing blade(s).
• 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.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Muffler, engine and belt guards
become hot during operation and
can cause a burn. Allow to cool
down before touching.
• To reduce fire hazard, keep the
machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up. Clean up oil or
fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool
at least 5 minutes before storing.
• Do not change the engine governor
settings or overspeed the engine.
Excessive engine speeds are
dangerous.
• 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.
• Observe proper disposal laws and
regulations.
Improper
disposal
offluids and materials can harm the
environment and the ecology.
• Prior to disposal, determine the
proper method to dispose of waste
from your local Environmental
Protection
Agency.
Recycling
centers are established to properly
dispose of materials in an
environmentally safe fashion.
• Check the blade and engine
mounting bolts at frequent intervals
for proper tightness. Also, visually
inspect blade for damage (e.g.,
excessive wear, bent, cracked).
Replace with blade which meets
original equipment specifications.
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• 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.
• 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.
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.
SECTION 3: CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION
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:
1-800-528-1009
Before calling your local dealer, make sure that you have your model and serial
numbers ready.
SECTION 4: FINDING YOUR MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new tractor. It will help you
prepare, maintain and safely operate your tractor. Please read and understand
what it says.
Before you start to prepare your tractor for its first use, please locate the model
plate and copy the information from it into the space provided in this Operator’s
Manual. The information on the model plate is very important if you need help
from your dealer or the Cub Cadet customer support department.
• Every tractor has a model plate. The model plate is located on the right frame
rail behind the right front tire. See Figure 1.
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
Model Number
Mfg. Date
Model Number
CUB CADET CORP.
Mfg. Date (Serial No.)
P.O. BOX 368023
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136
Figure 1
• The engine identification numbers appear on a decal (or decals) affixed to the
engine shrouding. Record your engine identification numbers below:
MODEL NO.
SPEC. NO.
6
SERIAL NO.
SECTION 5: SAFETY LABELS FOUND ON YOUR UNIT
IGNITION
STOP
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY
OR DEATH
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
• GO UP AND DOWN
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.
S L O P E S , N OT A C R O S S .
• AVO I D S U D D E N T U R N S .
•
•
STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
•
•
1. DISENGAGE PTO AND SET
PARKING BRAKE.
2. MOVE THROTTLE CONTROL
TO MID POSITION AND TURN
KEY OFF.
•
•
•
•
POSITION
INDICATOR
D O N OT O P E R AT E U N I T
WHERE IT COULD SLIP
O R T I P.
I F M AC H I N E S TO P S
G O I N G UPHILL, STOP PTO
A N D B AC K D OWN H I L L
S L OW LY.
DO NOT MOW WHEN
C H I L D R E N O R OT H E R S
A R E A R O U N D.
NEVER CARRY CHILDREN.
L O O K D OW N A N D
BEHIND BEFORE AND
WHILE BACKING.
KEEP SAFETY DEVI CES
[ G UA R D S , S H I E L D S ,
AND S WI T CHE S] I N
P L AC E A N D WO R K I N G .
REMOVE OBJECTS THAT
C O U L D B E T H R OW N B Y
THE BLADES.
K N O W L O C AT I O N A N D
FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS.
BE SURE THE BLADES AND
THE ENGINE ARE STOPPED
BEFORE PLACING HANDS
OR FEET NEAR BLADES.
• B E F O R E L E AV I N G
O P E R ATO R ' S P O S I T I O N ,
DISENGAGE PTO, ENGAGE
BRA KE L OCK, SHUT OF F
ENGINE AND REMOVE KEY.
READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL
WARNING
TO ENSURE SAFE AND
PROPER OPERATION
OF TRANSMISSION,
ONLY USE CUB CADET
DRIVE SYSTEM
FLUID PLUS.
737-3120 - 1 QUART
737-3121 - 1 GALLON
READ OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
Figure 2
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SECTION 6: CONTROLS
A
R
O
B
P
N
C
D
M
F
E
G
L
Q
(Not Shown)
K
J
I
H
Figure 3
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
Parking Brake Lever
PTO Switch
Brake Pedal
Reverse Pedal
Forward Pedal
Center Lift Height Indicator
Ignition/Light Switch
Transmission Release Rod
Transmission Oil Fill/Dipstick
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
Fuel Fill Cap
Cup Holder
Hydraulic Lift Lever
Steering Wheel Tilt Lock
Cruise Control Lever
Choke Lever
Throttle Lever
Seat Adjustment Lever (Not Shown)
Indicator Light Pod
* Steering Wheel and Seat Removed For Clarity
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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.
disengage the cruise control. The
brake pedal must be fully depressed to
activate the safety interlock switch
when starting the tractor.
Reverse Pedal
Steering Wheel
The steering wheel is centered on the
dash panel. It is used to change the
direction (left or right) of the tractor
while driving.
NOTE: This tractor is equipped with
power steering. Because of this
feature, the steering wheel might not
be center aligned.
Figure 6
NOTE: Check behind the tractor to
be sure the area is clear of people,
pets or obstacles and use a slower
speed to maintain control of the tractor
when traveling in reverse.
Parking Brake Lever
The reverse control pedal is located
on the right running board below the
brake pedal. Press the pedal down to
move in reverse.
Figure 4
Forward Pedal
The parking brake lever is located to
the right of the steering wheel on the
dash panel. With the brake pedal
depressed fully, push the parking
brake lever and release the brake
pedal to lock the parking brake.
PTO Switch
The PTO switch is located on the right
side the dash panel. Pull upward on
the right edge of the switch handle to
engage the PTO clutch. Push the
switch downward to disengage the
PTO clutch.
Figure 7
The forward control pedal is located
on 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.
Brake Pedal
Center Lift Height Indicator
The center lift height indicator is
located in the left running board. This
indicator shows the operator the
relative height position setting of the
hydraulic center lift system. The lower
number indicates a lower setting.
Figure 5
The brake pedal is located at the front
of the right running board above the
forward and reverse pedals. Press
down to stop the tractor and
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Ignition / Light Switch
Hydraulic Lift Lever
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 has four
positions. See Figure 8 for a
description of each position.
The hydraulic lift lever is located on
the fender to the left of the seat. This
lever is used to operate the tractor’s
center lift system.
Off
On/Lights
Steering Wheel Tilt Lock
The steering wheel tilt lock is located
under the steering wheel on the dash
panel.
Cruise Control Lever
On
Start
Figure 9
Figure 8
Transmission Release Rod
The transmission release rod is
located at the back of the tractor in the
draw bar. This rod, when engaged,
allows the tractor to be pushed short
distances by hand.
To disengage the transmission, pull
back on the rod until its locking flange
is visible outside the drawbar, then lift
the rod up into the slot and release. To
reengage the transmission, pull back
on the rod, drop out of the slot and
release.
The cruise control lever is located to
the left of the steering wheel. Push the
cruise control lever downward while
traveling at the desired forward speed
to engage the cruise control.
Choke Lever
The choke lever is located to the left of
the steering wheel in the throttle/choke
lever pod. Push the lever forward to
close the engine choke plate.
Throttle Lever
This symbol shows the fast
position.
This symbol shows the slow
position
Transmission Oil Fill/Dipstick
The transmission oil fill/dipstick is
located at the back of the tractor in the
rear draw bar. The handle of the transmission oil dipstick serves as the fill
tube plug and should fit snugly in the
fill tube.
Fuel Fill Cap
The fuel fill cap is located on the
fender to the left of the seat.
Cup Holder
The cup holder is located on the
fender to the left of the seat.
The throttle lever is located to the left
of the steering wheel in the throttle/
choke lever pod. This lever controls
the speed of the engine. Push the
lever forward to increase the engine
speed. When set in a given position,
the throttle will maintain a uniform
engine speed.
IMPORTANT: When using power
take-off operated equipment, best
performance is achieved with the
throttle lever in the “FAST” position.
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Seat Adjustment Lever
The seat adjustment lever is located
below the seat. This lever is used to
adjust the seat forward or back. Refer
to Figure 13 on page 15.
Quick Latch Rod
Deck Front Lift Rod Assembly
For shipping purposes, the deck front
lift rod assembly has been installed on
the tractor. Cut the tie strap holding
the lift rod assembly to the tractor;
then pull downward on the quick latch
rod at the front of the tractor to remove
the lift rod assembly.
Lift Rod Assembly
Figure 10
Indicator Light Pod
A
B
D
E
C
A Oil Pressure Indicator
B Low Fuel Indicator
C Hour Meter
D Not Used
E Battery Charge Indicator
Figure 11
Hour Meter
The hour meter is part of the indicator
light pod in the dash panel. The hour
meter operates whenever the ignition
switch is in the “ON” or “ON/LIGHTS”
position. Record the actual hours of tractor operation to ensure all maintenance
procedures are completed according to
the schedule in this manual.
Oil Pressure Indicator
WARNING: Operating the
tractor with low oil level or
pressure could result in
severe engine damage.
The oil pressure indicator is part of the
indicator light pod on the dash panel.
This indicator will illuminate when the
engine oil pressure is low. If this
indicator illuminates, stop the tractor
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immediately and check the engine oil
level. If the oil level is within the
operating range, and the light remains
on, contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
Low Fuel Indicator
The Low Fuel indicator is part of the
indicator light pod on the dash panel.
This indicator will illuminate when the
tractor is low on fuel. If the gas tank is
full and the light stays on, contact your
Cub Cadet dealer.
Battery Charge Indicator
The battery charge indicator is part of
the indicator light pod on the dash
panel. This indicator will illuminate
when the tractor’s voltage sensor
reads low battery voltage. If the light
stays on, contact your Cub Cadet
dealer.
SECTION 7: OPERATION
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 is “OFF”.
• 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 “ON”, regardless of whether
the brake lock is engaged. The PTO
switch must be “OFF” to restart the
engine.
• The safety interlock system will
automatically shut off the PTO if the
reverse control pedal is depressed
with the PTO “ON”.
Fueling The Tractor
NOTE:Some fuels, called oxygenated or reformulated gasolines, are
gasoline blended with alcohols or
ethers. Excessive amounts of these
blends can damage the fuel system or
cause performance problems. Do not
use gasoline which contains Methanol. If any undesirable operating
symptoms occur, use gasoline with a
lower percentage of alcohol or ether.
Do not fill the fuel tank when the
engine is running or while the engine
is hot. Tighten the fuel cap securely.
This engine is certified to operate on
unleaded gasoline. Fill the fuel tank
with only clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. Do
not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase
fuel in a quantity that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. In countries other than the
U.S.A., leaded gasoline may be used
if it is commercially available and
unleaded is not available.
The fuel fill point is located on the
fender to the left of the seat. Unscrew
the fuel cap and fill tank from an
approved gasoline container.
Starting The Engine
• Operator must be sitting in the
tractor seat.
• Push choke lever to the 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.
• Place the throttle midway between
the “SLOW” and “FAST” position.
• Make sure the PTO switch is in the
“OFF” position.
• Fully depress the brake pedal.
• 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 to “OFF” and wait a minute
to allow the engine’s starter motor to
cool. Try again after waiting.
• After the engine starts, slowly
release the brake pedal. As the
engine warms up, gradually pull the
choke lever all the way back. Do not
use the choke to enrich the fuel
mixture, except when necessary to
start the engine.
Stopping The Engine
NOTE: Remove the key from the
ignition switch to prevent accidental
starting or battery discharge if the
equipment is left unattended.
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• Place the PTO switch in the “OFF”
position. Place the throttle control
lever between the “MID” and “FAST”
positions. Then turn the ignition key
to the “OFF” position.
• Remove the key from the ignition
switch.
Driving The Tractor
WARNING: Avoid sudden
starts, excessive speed and
sudden stops.
WARNING: Do not leave
the seat of the tractor
without disengaging the
PTO, depressing the brake
pedal and engaging the
parking brake. If leaving the
tractor unattended, also
turn the ignition key off and
remove the key.
• Depress the brake pedal to release
the parking brake and let the pedal
up. Move the throttle lever to the
position where the engine operates
best for the load to be handled
(normally full throttle).
NOTE: 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.
• Slowly depress the forward control
pedal until the desired speed is
achieved.
• Lightly push the cruise control lever
downward.
• While continuing to hold the cruise
lever down, lift your foot from the
forward control pedal (you should
feel the cruise latch engage).
• 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.
• Disengage the cruise control using
one of the following methods:
- 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: Although not recommended,
depressing the reverse pedal will also
disengage the cruise control.
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
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page
33 to help determine slopes where you
may not operate safely.
WARNING: Do not mow
• To move forward, slowly depress
the forward control pedal until the
desired speed is achieved.
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.
• To move in reverse, check that the
area behind is clear then slowly
depress the reverse control pedal.
Setting The Cruise Control
NOTE: The cruise control feature Operate the tractor up and down
can only be operated in the forward
direction.
slopes, never across slopes. Do not
drive so that the tractor may tip over
sideways
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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 attachment 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
Fully depress the brake pedal to bring
the tractor to a complete stop, engage
the parking brake, disengage the
PTO, turn the ignition switch to “OFF’”
and remove the key from the switch
before dismounting.
• Pull the PTO switch to the “RUN”
position.
• Advance the throttle lever to the
operating speed (full engine speed).
• The operator must remain in the
tractor seat at all times. If the
operator should leave the seat
without turning off the PTO switch,
the tractor’s engine will shut off.
IMPORTANT: 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 reengage 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.
Using The Drawbar
Drawbar equipment must be hitched to
the tractor only at the hitch hole. See
Figure 12.
Using the Hydraulic Lift System
To raise an attachment using the
hydraulic lift system, the engine must
be running. Generally, an attachment
can be lowered with the engine
running or off. Push the hydraulic lift
lever forward to lower an attachment
or pull the hydraulic lift lever back to
raise an attachment.
Hitch Hole
Opening Tool Box
A convenient tool box and manual
pouch is located under the seat. To
access this area, pivot the seat
forward.
Engaging The PTO
• Move the throttle control lever to
approximately the mid throttle
position.
Drawbar
Figure 12
Mowing
This tractor can be equipped with one
of Cub Cadet’s high quality mowing
decks. The following information will
be helpful when using a Cub Cadet
mowing deck with your tractor.
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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.
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.
Mowing should be done with the
engine at full throttle. Do not mow at
high ground speed.
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.
The following practices will help
eliminate streaking:
• Mow the area more often so the
grass doesn’t get too tall and heavy.
• Operate the tractor at full throttle
and slower forward speeds.
• Keep the blades sharp and replace
the blades when worn.
SECTION 8: ADJUSTMENTS
Seat Adjustment
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.
To allow for the comfort of the
operator, an easy to operate adjustable
seat is a feature of this tractor. To
adjust the seat forward or back, slide
the seat adjustment lever to the left
and reposition the seat to the desired
location. Once you have found a
comfortable position, release the seat
adjustment lever. See Figure 13.
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Seat Adjustment Lever
Figure 13
Steering Wheel Tilt Adjustment
Steering Axle
Hex Lock Nut
WARNING: Do not adjust
the steering wheel when the
tractor is moving. Adjusting
the steering wheel while the
tractor is moving could
cause the operator to lose
control of the tractor.
To allow for the comfort of the
operator, an easy to operate
adjustable steering wheel is a feature
of this tractor. To adjust the steering
wheel forward or back, push down on
the steering wheel tilt lock lever and
either push or pull the steering wheel
to the desired position. Once you have
found a comfortable position, release
the steering wheel tilt lock lever.
Tie Rod
Hex Jam Nut
Ball Joint
Figure 15
Brake Inspection and Adjustment
During the normal operation of the
tractor, the brakes are subject to wear
and will require inspection and
adjustment.
Front Wheel Alignment
Brake
Adjustment
Nut
Note: The left-hand ball joint is lefthand threaded. The right-hand ball
joint is right-hand threaded.
The front wheels should toe-in approximately 1/8 inch. Measure distances A
and B. A should be approximately 1/8
inch less than B. See Figure 14.
Max. Total
Clearance
.030-.060
Brake
Rotor
Inner
Brake
Pad
B
Outer Brake Pad
Figure 16
NOTE: Figure 16 is shown with the
Front
A
Figure 14
To adjust toe-in loosen left and right
ball joint jam nuts. See Figure 15.
Turn the tie rod in or out of ball joints
as required. Tighten the jam nuts
against the ball joints.
Check for proper adjustment and
readjust as necessary.
right rear wheel removed for clarity.
Although not necessary for adjustment , removal of the wheels will ease
the checking procedure.
Using a set of feeler gauges, complete
the following procedure to check and
adjust the brakes:
NOTE: The outer brake pad must be
pulled against the rotor when the
feeler gauge is inserted between the
inner pad and rotor.
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• With the brake pedal disengaged,
insert an .030” feeler gauge between
the inner brake pad and the rotor. If
the .030” gauge does not fit, the
brakes are overly tightened and
should be loosened.
• Attempt to insert an .060” feeler
gauge between the inner brake pad
and the rotor. The .060” clearance
is maximum allowable clearance
and insertion of the gauge should
not be possible.
• If the .060” gauge can be inserted
the brake must be tightened.
• Accessing the brake adjustment nut
from the rear of the tractor, beneath
the fender, turn the nut clockwise to
tighten and counterclockwise to
loosen the brake assembly. See Figure 16.
• Turn the adjustment nut as necessary to obtain the .030” to .060”
clearance.
• Repeat the above procedure to
check and adjust the other brake
assembly as necessary.
Turning Radius Adjustment
This tractor is equipped with power
assisted steering which is set at the
factory. The turning radius should be
equal for both left and right hand turns.
If adjustment is necessary please contact your authorized Cub Cadet dealer.
SECTION 9: MAINTENANCE
Grease front wheel bearings
•
Grease L/R steering knuckles
•
Grease front pivot axle
•
Check engine oil level
•
Change engine oil and filter
‡
Check transmission oil level
•
•
Change transmission oil filter
•
Change transmission oil
Check air cleaner & housing
Clean & re-oil foam air
pre-cleaner
Change air cleaner
paper cartride
‡
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•
•
•
300 Hours
250 Hours
200 Hours
150 Hours
100 Hours
50 Hours
Each Use
Maintenance Chart
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•
•
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Change oil and filter after first 8 hours
More often under dusty conditions
Clean every 25 hours or more often under dusty or dirty conditions
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LUBRICATION ILLUSTRATION
Transmission
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L/R Front Wheels
Foot Control Pivot Points
Engine
Oil Can (High quality lubricating oil)
Front Pivot Axle
Engine Oil: See Figure 25 on page 28
Transmission Oil- Cub Cadet Drive
System Fluid Plus - ONLY
L/R Steering Knuckle
Cub Cadet 251H EP Grease
or equivalent No. 2 lithium grease
Accessing Engine Compartment
The engine compartment can be
accessed by lifting the hood upward
from the recessed notches of the side
panels and tipping the hood forward. If
greater access is required, the tractor
is equipped with quick release side
panels. To remove the quick release
side panels (see Figure 17):
• Open the hood by pulling up.
• Flip quick release fasteners up and
turn to align with slots in side panels.
• Swing the side panel out and away
from the tractor
Quick Fasteners
Lift Hood Here
Turn
Flip up
Figure 17
General Battery Information
WARNING
•
• 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.
• 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.
•
•
•
• If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it
with clean water, then neutralize
with a solution of ammonia/water or
baking soda/water.
• Since battery acid is corrosive, do not
pour it into any sink or drain. Before
discarding an empty electrolyte con-
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tainer, rinse it thoroughly with a
neutralizing solution.
NEVER connect (or disconnect)
battery charger clips to the battery
while the charger is turned on, as it
can cause sparks.
Keep all sources of ignition
(cigarettes, matches, lighters) away
from the battery. The hydrogen gas
generated during charging can be
combustible.
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.
WARNING: Batteries contain
sulfuric acid and may emit
explosive
gases.
Use
extreme caution when handling
batteries.
Keep
batteries out of the reach of
children.
cables. Removing the battery from
the unit is recommended.
Battery Removal
The battery is located under the dash
panel in the frame pedestal.
To remove the battery:
• Open the tractor hood by lifting it at
the notches in the side panels.
• Remove the upper baffle of the
bulkhead from the front of the dash
panel by lifting upward on the
locking tab on each side of the
baffle.
• Pull the upper end of the rubber
battery strap rearward to unhook it
from the tab on the pedestal.
• Loosen the negative battery cable
clamp and disconnect the negative
lead from the battery first; then
disconnect the positive lead from
the battery.
• Carefully lift the battery up and out
of the tractor.
Install the battery by repeating the
above steps in the reverse order.
Always connect the positive lead to
the battery before connecting the
negative lead.
• All batteries discharge during
storage. Keep the exterior of the
battery clean, especially the top. A
dirty battery will discharge itself
more rapidly.
• The battery must be stored with a
full charge. A discharged battery will
freeze at a higher temperature.
Specific Gravity
1.265
1.250
1.200
1.150
1.100
• Recharge
the
battery
before
returning to service; or every two
months, whichever comes first.
Headlight Bulb Replacement
Wire Harness
Locking Tab
Battery Maintenance
The battery is filled with battery acid
and then sealed at the factory.
However, even a “maintenance free”
battery requires some maintenance to
ensure its proper life cycle.
• Spray the terminals and exposed
wire with a battery terminal sealer,
orcoat the terminals with a thin coat
of grease or petroleum jelly, to
protect against corrosion.
• 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.
• Avoid tipping the battery. Even a
“sealed” battery will leak electrolyte
when tipped.
Battery Storage
• When storing the tractor for extended
periods, disconnect the battery
Freezing Point
–71°F
–62°F
–16°F
5°F
16°F
Locking Tab
Light Bulb Assembly
Figure 18
The headlight assembly has two bulbs
one for the right and one for the left
reflector. To replace one or both
headlight bulbs:
• Lift the hood to expose the back
side of the headlight assembly.
• Pull both locking tabs away from
light bulb and pull wire harness
away. See Figure 18.
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• To remove the bulb assembly from
the reflector, turn the socket counterclockwise to align its locking tabs
with the notches in the reflector.
• Replace light bulb with like part.
• Align the tabs on the bulb assembly
and the notches in the reflector and
insert light bulb.
• Turn light bulb clockwise to lock in
place. Connect wire harness and
make sure that the locking tabs are
seated on the light bulb.
Ensure that the valve caps are
securely tightened in place to prevent
air loss and to protect the valve core.
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.
Checking Transmission Oil Level
Dipstick Reading
F
Tail Light Bulb Replacement
Operating
Range
Each tail light assembly has two
lightbulbs. Access the back side of the
tail lights from under the rear fender.
A
Transmission
Oil Fill Tube/
Dipstick
NOTE: Because of the close proximity
of the fuel tank, caution should be
taken when removing the tail light
sockets from the reflector housings.
The bulbs can be pulled from the
sockets and dropped into the reflector
housing, requiring removal of the
reflector housing to retrieve the bulb.
To replace a light bulb:
• Turn the light socket counterclockwise to align the socket tabs with
the notches in the tail light reflector.
• Once aligned, carefully pull light
socket out of the tail light reflector.
• Pull the light bulb from the socket
and replace with like part.
• Align the tabs of the socket with the
notches in the reflector and carefully
insert the socket. Turn the socket
fully clockwise to lock in place.
Tire Inflation
Keep the tires inflated to the
recommended pressure. Improper
inflation will affect tire life and operator
comfort, and also could affect the level
of the mower deck and quality of cut.
See the tire side wall for proper
inflation range.
Figure 19
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 Transmission Oil Fill/Dipstick to prevent debris
from entering the transmission case.
Always keep the oil level between the
“FULL” and the “ADD” marks on the
dipstick. When checking the oil level,
the dipstick must be withdrawn and
wiped clean, then reinserted all the
way before being withdrawn again for
a true reading.
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Changing Transmission Oil
Adding Transmission Oil
WARNING: The fluid for your
transmission has been specially formulated to ensure
the safe and proper operation of your tractor. When
changing the transmission
fluid replace it with Cub
Cadet Drive System Fluid
Plus ONLY. Failure to use
Cub Cadet Drive System
Fluid Plus may result in a failure of the drive system which
could result in property damage or personal injury. Do
not use any other fluid
WARNING: The fluid for your
transmission has been specially formulated to ensure
the safe and proper operation of your tractor. Add Cub
Cadet Drive System Fluid
Plus ONLY. Do not use any
other fluid.
WARNING: 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.
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. See Figure 19.
Refer to the Lubrication Illustration for
information regarding the proper type
of oil to add to the transmission case.
See the Specifications Chart for the
quantity required.
• Place the tractor on a level surface
and engage the parking brake. Stop
the tractor engine and remove the
ignition key.
• Clean the area around the
Transmission Oil Fill /Dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the
transmission case.
• Remove the dipstick from the oil fill
tube and SLOWLY pour oil into the
oil fill tube. Fill the transmission
case until the oil level reaches the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick.
• Reinstall the dipstick securely into
the oil fill tube.
See to the Maintenance Chart for the
frequency of service and the Specifications Chart for the quantity required.
• Place the tractor on a level surface
and engage the parking brake. Stop
the tractor’s engine and remove the
ignition key.
• Remove any
attachments.
center
mounted
• 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 5 quarts. Reinstall the
drain plug. See Figure 20.
Transmission
Oil Filter
WARNING: The oil fill plug/
dipstick must be installed
securely into the fill tube at
all times when the engine is
operating.
Transmission
Drain Plug
Figure 20
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NOTE: Do not reuse the transmission
oil. Contaminated transmission oil can
damage the hydro transmission.
Please dispose of used oil
at appropriate recycling
centers.
• Clean around the base of the
transmission oil filter and remove
the
filter
by
turning
it
counterclockwise.
• 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.
• Clean the area around the
Transmission Oil Fill/Dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the
transmission case.
• Remove the dipstick and SLOWLY
pour oil into the oil fill tube. Fill the
transmission case until the oil level
reaches the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick.
• Reinstall the dipstick securely into
the oil fill tube.
• Start the engine and allow it to run
for a few minutes. Shut the engine
off, then check for leaks and
recheck the oil level in the
transmission case.
Important Information: 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. The maintenance
schedule
reflects
the
minimal
requirements
to
maintain
the
equipment. More frequent inspections
and maintenance is preferable.
Using the lubrication illustration as a
guide, make certain that all lubrication
fittings are installed and functioning.
Be sure all fittings are free from dirt
and paint so the lubricant is certain to
enter the bearing.
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.
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.
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.
Keep the lubricating gun nozzle clean
and wipe dirt from the grease fittings
before lubricating.
Electrical Box
The electrical box contains the relay,
fuses and the voltage indicator
module. See Figure 21 for the
electrical box layout. The electrical box
is located under the upper bulkhead in
front of the dash panel. To access the
electrical box:
• Raise the hood of the tractor
• Locate the locking tabs on the left
and right side of the upper
bulkhead.
• Pull up on the tabs and lift the upper
bulkhead from the tractor.
• Lift the locking tab and remove the
cover from the electrical box.
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WARNING: 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.
Voltage Indicator Module
Open Relay
25 Amp
Fuses
WARNING: Fuel left in the
fuel tank during warm
weather deteriorates and
will cause serious starting
problems.
Open
Figure 21
Fuse
Fuses are installed to protect the
tractor’s electrical system
from
damage
caused
by
excessive
amperage.
Always use the same capacity fuse for
replacement.
Refer
to
the
Specifications Chart. If the electrical
system does not function, check the
fuses.
To replace a fuse, note the position of
the fuse and pull the old fuse from the
electical box.
Compare the suspect fuse with Figure
22 to determine if is good or bad.
To prevent gum deposits from forming
inside the engine’s carburetor and
causing possible malfunction of the
engine, remove all gasoline from
thefuel tank as follows:
• Towards end of the season, monitor
fuel consumption with the goal of
running the fuel tank to empty.
• Remove the fuel cap and siphon the
the bulk of the fuel into an approved
container. Then run the engine until
it starts to falter and use the choke
to keep the engine running until all
fuel in the carburetor has been
exhausted.
• 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.
GOOD
• Replace the spark plugs.
BAD
• Clean the engine and the entire
tractor thoroughly.
Figure 22
Install the new fuse in the position
from which the old fuse was removed.
• Lubricate all lubrication points.
• Prepare the battery for storage.
Off-Season Storage
If the machine is to be inoperative for
a period longer than 30 days, the following procedures are recommended:
• Protect the tires and seat from
sunlight. Regularly check the tires
for proper inflation.
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SECTION 10: ENGINE INFORMATION
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.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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)
(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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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.
Maintenance, repair or replacement of the emission control devices
andsystems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be
performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs must performed by an authorized warranty outlet.
Cleaning The Engine
This tractor has an air-cooled engine.
Air must be able to circulate freely
around the engine through the
flywheel screen, through the cooling
shrouds and over the fins of the
cylinder head and cylinder block. Keep
these areas free of accumulated dirt
and debris or the engine will overheat;
possibly causing extensive engine
damage. Regularly clean the inside of
the side panels, dash intake screen
and grille to ensure adequate cooling.
If debris has accumulated inside the
cooling shrouds, the blower housing
and cooling shrouds should be
removed and the cooling fins cleaned.
WARNING: 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.
WARNING: Keep the muffler
area clean. Before running the
engine, clean the muffler area
to remove all combustible
debris. Inspect the muffler
area often when mowing
during the Fall season
Checking Engine Oil Level
Full
Add
F
Operating
Range
A
Figure 23
Before each use, the oil level of the
engine crankcase should be checked
to see that it is filled to the correct
level. Close monitoring of the oil level
during the first 10 hours of operation
of the engine is especially important
and the oil level should be checked
EVERY HOUR during the first five
hours of operation.
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Before checking the oil level, clean the
area around the oil level dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the
crankcase. See Figure 24. Always
keep the oil level between the “FULL”
and the “ADD” marks on the dipstick.
See Figure 23.
When checking the oil level, the
engine must be cold, the dipstick must
be withdrawn and wiped clean, then
inserted (screw in if necessary) all the
way into the tube before being
withdrawn for a true reading.
Check the oil level only while the
engine is stopped and the tractor is
level.
Refer to Figure 25 for information
regarding the proper type of oil to add
to the crankcase.
• Place the tractor on a level surface
and engage the parking brake. Stop
the tractor engine and remove the
ignition key.
• Clean the area around the oil filler
cap to prevent debris from entering
the crankcase. See Figure 24.
• 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. See Figure 23.
• Reinstall the oil filler cap by
screwing it securely into the valve
cover.
Adding Engine Oil
Dipstick
WARNING: 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 Fill Cap
Changing Engine Oil
WARNING: 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.
Figure 24
WARNING: Never overfill the
engine
crankcase.
The
engine may overheat and/or
damage may result if the
crankcase is below the
“ADD” mark or over the
“FULL” mark on the dipstick.
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. See the Quick
Reference Chart on page 40 for the
correct part number. Refer to the
MAINTENANCE CHART on page 17
and the SPECIFICATIONS TABLE on
page 35 for information regarding the
frequency of required oil changes and
the quantity of oil needed.
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See (Figure 25), VISCOSITY CHART,
below for the proper type of oil.
Above +32° F
SAE 10W30
SAE 10W40
Below +32° F
SAE 5W20
SAE 5W30
• 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. Remove the dipstick.
• Attach the flexible tubing to the
drain valve. Place an appropriate
container below the open end of the
tubing to collect the old oil.
Figure 25
The oil filter is located behind the left
side panel and is mounted on the
engine. See Accessing Engine
Compartment on page 19 for details
on removing the side panels.
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. While the
engine oil is warm, proceed as follows:
NOTE: A length of flexible tubing is
supplied with the tractor and should be
used to drain the engine oil.
Oil Filter
• To open the drain valve, push it
slightly
inward
and
turn
it
counterclockwise until it stops, then
pull it outward.
• Remove the filter by turning it
counterclockwise
using
an
automotive type filter wrench to
loosen.
• 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.
• Remove the flexible tubing from the
drain valve. Clean the tubing and
store in a safe place for future use.
• Clean the drain valve and push the
plastic dust cap onto the valve.
• 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 oil filter an
additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
• Refill the crankcase with the
appropriate quantity and type of oil.
• Check oil level and make sure that
oil filler cap, dipstick and drain valve
are in place and closed.
Oil Drain Valve
Figure 26
• Place the tractor on a level surface
and engage the parking brake. Stop
the tractor engine and remove the
ignition key.
• Clean around the base of the oil
filter, the oil filler cap, and the
dipstick tube to prevent debris from
entering the crankcase. See Figure
24 and Figure 26.
Sparkplugs
WARNING:
To
avoid
possible injury, be sure the
engine is off and has cooled
before
making
any
adjustments or repairs.
Remove all dirt from around the spark
plug before removing.
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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 .040
inch. Tighten the plug to 18-22 ft-lbs.
See your authorized dealer for the
correct replacement plug.
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.
See Figure 27 for assembly of the
Aircleaner elements.
WARNING: 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.
Changing Fuel Filter
WARNING: Do not replace
the fuel filter when engine is
hot.
The engine is equipped with an in-line
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.
Servicing The Precleaner
Wash and re-oil the foam precleaner
more often under extremely dusty or
dirty conditions. See Figure 27.
Changing Air Cleaner
Air Cleaner
Cover w/Knob
Element Cover
Wing Nut
Element Cover
Rubber Seal
Foam
Precleaner
• Loosen the aircleaner cover knob
and remove the cover.
• Remove the foam precleaner by
sliding it up off the paper element.
• 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.
Paper Element
• Saturate the foam precleaner with
new engine oil. Squeeze out all
excess oil in a dry cloth.
Air Cleaner Base
• Reinstall the foam precleaner over
the paper element.
Figure 27
• Position the air cleaner cover so
that the knob engages the stud of
the base assembly and tighten the
knob
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Servicing The Paper Element
Inspect an replace the paper element
as necessary. See Figure 27.
• Loosen the air cleaner cover knob
and remove the cover.
• Loosen and remove the element
cover wing nut.
• Remove element cover by lifting
straight up.
• Remove the foam precleaner by
sliding it up off the paper element.
• Lift out the paper air filter element.
• 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.
• When servicing the air cleaner,
check the air cleaner body. Make
sure it is secured and not bent or
damaged. Also check the element
cover plate for damage or improper
fit. Replace all damaged air cleaner
components.
• Reinstall the paper element, foam
precleaner, cover plate and element
cover wing nut.
• Position the air cleaner cover so
that the knob engages the stud of
the base assembly and tighten the
knob
IMPORTANT: Properly cleaned and
installed
air
cleaner
elements
significantly contribute to prolonging
engine life.
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SECTION 11: TROUBLE SHOOTING
Possible Cause
Possible Remedy
Hard To Start
No fuel in fuel tank or carburetor
Fill the tank with fuel. Check the fuel line,
carburetor and fuel filter.
Fuel ine or carburetor clogged
Clean the fuel line and carburetor with a
commercial carburetor cleaner.
Fuel filter plugged
Replace
Water in fuel
Drain the fuel tank and carburetor. Use new
fuel and dry the sparks plugs.
Choked improperly. Flooded engine
Defective ignition or loose wiring
Defective battery
Spark plug dirty or improperly gapped
Follow the starting instructions.
Check the wiring, spark plugs or fuse.
Check and service. Refer to “BATTERY.”
Clean, adjust the gap to .040-inch or replace
the plug.
Engine Operates Irregularly or Knocks
Engine incorrectly timed
Spark plug dirty; wrong gap or wrong type
Poor or weak spark
Carburetor setting incorrect
Poor grade fuel or water in fuel
Engine overheating
Engine valves at fault
Engine smokes
Oil level rises due to fuel in the crankcase
Air filter becomes oil and fuel soaked
Engine leaks oil
Misfiring
Other engine problems
Excessive oil in air cleaner
See your authorized dealer.
Clean, reset the gap or replace
Check the spark plugs and wiring.
Adjust. Refer to “ADJUSTMENTS.”
Drain and use a good grade of clean fuel.
Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
See your authorized dealer.
See your authorized dealer.
See your authorized dealer.
See your authorized dealer.
See your authorized dealer.
See your authorized dealer.
See your authorized dealer.
Be sure that oil dipstick is fully seated, oil fill
cap is tight, and all excess oil is squeezed out
of the pre-cleaner.
PTO Clutch Will Not Engage
Reverse pedal is partially depressed
Vacuum actuator not energized
Depress brake pedal.
Check PTO switch and connections, check
for worn or broken wiring.
Vacuum leak
Check vacuum lines.
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.”
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Possible Cause
Possible Remedy
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 hardware. Replace
any damaged parts as indicated in “MAINTENANCE.”
Incorrect timing or faulty ignition
See your authorized dealer.
Brake dragging
Adjust the brakes. Refer to “ADJUSTMENTS.”
Insufficient cooling air — dirt or debris clog- Keep the air intake area, side panels, grille,
ging the: air intake screen • shrouds • cool- dash intake screen and cooling fins clean.
ing fins • side panels • dash intake screen • Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
or grille
Oil level incorrect
Engine oil level must not be over the “FULL”
mark of below the “ADD” mark on dipstick.
Refer to “MAINTENANCE.”
SECTION 12: OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
When you purchased your tractor, you probably had it completely equipped for
your particular needs at that 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.
This tractor can be used for many different types of work, and because it is
called on to operate under many different conditions, a variety or equipment is
available to adapt it to the requirements of the user. Refer to the optional
equipment chart below for a list of products available at the time of printing.
Description
Model Number
Mechanical Angling Kit
Hydraulic Angling Kit
190-171-100
(1)
190-288-100
(1)
48” Mower Deck
190-289-100
54” Mower Deck
190-290-100
Front Hitch System
190-343-100
Grass Collection System
190-345-100
190-352-100
54 Inch Blade (2)
Snow Thrower
3 Point Hitch
190-353-100
(1)
190-365-100
(1) Requires front hitch system 190-343-100.
(2) Requires front hitch system 190-343-100. Can use optional Mechanical
Angling Kit 190-171-100 or Hydraulic Angling Kit 190-288-100.
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SECTION 13: SLOPE GAUGE
WARNING: Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of
15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding
mower could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walkbehind mower on such a slope, it is extremely difficult to maintain
your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
• Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
FO L
D ON
DOT
T ED
15°
LINE
,
REP
R
ESE
NTIN
G
A 15
° SL
OPE
OR A FENCE POST
A CORNER OF A BUILDING
A POWER POLE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE
USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE SAFELY.
• Operate WALK-BEHIND mowers across the face of slopes, never up and down
slopes.
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SECTION 14: SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kohler
Horsepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 (Command)
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Air
Fast Idle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3600
Slow Idle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1200
Displacement (cubic inches) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Compression Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.5:1
Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RC12YC (Champion or equivalent)
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cartridge
Crank Case Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 oz.
Electrical System
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flywheel-Alternator
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Amp Regulated
Battery Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lead Acid
Battery Cold Cranking Amps at 0° F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Battery
Fuses (auto type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 amp
Battery Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Volts
Fuel System
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5
Type of Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unleaded
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In-line
Drive Train
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydrostatic
Transmission Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus
Transmission Oil Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5 Qts.
Tires
Front (inches) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 x 7.5 - 8
Rear (inches) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 x 10.5 - 12
Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.5 in.
Overall Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.25 in.
Overall Width w/o Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 in.
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.6 in.
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 720 lbs.
Turning Radius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 in.
Ground Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 in.
Brakes
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . External Disk
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foot Actuated - Hand Locked
PTO Clutch
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-Vac System
Attachment Lift System
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydraulic
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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.
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.
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.
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.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
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. Normal wear parts or components, including blades, blade adapters,
grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes, shave
plates and tires.
c. 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.
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.)
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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.)
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 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.
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:
d.
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.
e.
All belts are covered by a one (1) year limited warranty against defects
in material and workmanship.
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.
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.
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.
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This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
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.)
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.)
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 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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SECTION 15: QUICK REFERENCE PARTS
Description
Part Number
Engine Oil
737-3029 (SAE 30)
737-3030A (10W30)
737-3049 (5W30)
Air Filter
CARTRIDGE
FOAM
PRE-CLEANER
KH-47-083-03
KH-24-083-02
Engine Oil Filter
KH-12-050-08
Spark Plug
759-3336
Transmission Oil
Cub Cadet Drive
System Fluid Plus
737-3120 - Quart
737-3121 - Gallon
Transmission Oil Filter
923-3014
Mower Deck
Blades
Mower Deck Belts
PTO Belt (set of 2)
48” Mower Deck
759-3826 (3)
54” Mower Deck
759-3820 (3)
48” Mower Deck
954-3053 (1)
54” Mower Deck
954-0197
954-3084