Cub Cadet 5000 Series Lawn Mower User Manual

Operator’s Manual
SERIES 5000
TRACTOR
MODEL 5254
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
361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
CUB CADET LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019 [www.cubcadet.com]
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 769-00868
(10/03)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TO THE OWNER .................................................................................................................... 2
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION ...................................................................................... 2
RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION ........................................... 3
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES ..................................................................... 4
SAFETY LABELS ................................................................................................................... 8
SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES .......................................................................... 9
SECTION 2: OPERATION .................................................................................................... 14
SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS .............................................................................................. 22
SECTION 4: TRACTOR MAINTENANCE ............................................................................ 25
SECTION 5: ENGINE INFORMATION AND MAINTENANCE ............................................. 38
SECTION 6: SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................... 45
SECTION 7: OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES ............................................. 47
WARRANTY ......................................................................................................................... 48
TO THE OWNER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new tractor. The information contained in this
manual has been prepared in detail to help you better understand the features, correct operation,
adjustments, and maintenance of your tractor. The performance and dependability of this tractor rely
greatly on the manner in which it is operated and maintained. Therefore, it is recommended that all
operators of the tractor carefully read this manual and fully understand its operation. Also keep the
manual available for reference to ensure proper operation, and that maintenance procedures are
performed as scheduled to assure the tractor’s optimal mechanical condition.
NOTE: All references to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR, unless specifically stated otherwise,
indicate that relative position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the operator’s seat.
Your authorized Cub Cadet dealer is interested in the performance you receive from your tractor, and
with the maintenance needed to ensure the satisfactory operation of your tractor. The dealer has
trained service personnel familiar with the latest servicing information, is equipped with the latest
tools, and has a complete line of genuine Cub Cadet service parts which assure proper fit and high
quality.
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance,
power-rating, and specifications.
If you have difficulties with the tractor and/or equipment; have any questions regarding the operation
or maintenance of this equipment; or desire additional information not found in this manual, contact
your dealer. If you need assistance in locating a dealer in your area, contact the Customer Dealer
Referral Line by calling:
1-877-282-8684
Or you may contact Cub Cadet via the internet by logging on to our Wed Site at:
www.cubcadet.com
Before contacting your dealer or Cub Cadet, make sure that you have your model number(s) and
manufacturing date(s) available.
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RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION
Product identification plates are provided for major components of your tractor. The numbers on these
plates are important if your tractor should require dealer service, or if you need additional information
on your tractor. Prior to using your tractor for the first time, record the numbers from the identification
plates in the appropriate spaces provided below.
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The tractor model plate is located on the right frame rail behind the right front tire.
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The engine information plate is located on the air cleaner housing and a bar code label affixed to
the engine.
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The transmission serial plate is located on the rear of the transmission, below the PTO shaft.
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The ROPS information plate is located on a vertical leg of the ROPS.
Tractor Model Plate:
Model Number
Mfg. Date (Serial No.)
Engine Information:
Family I.D.
Displacement
Date of Mfg.
Serial No.
Transmission Serial Plate:
Serial Number
ROPS Information Plate:
ROPS Serial No.
TRANSMISSION SERIAL PLATE
TRACTOR MODEL PLATE
XXXXXXXXXXX
Model Number
XXXXXXXXXX
Mfg. Date
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com
CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
ROPS INFORMATION PLATE
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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, 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.
DANGER: Your tractor 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. To help prevent accidents, read and take the following precautions before
operating this tractor. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
1. GENERAL OPERATION
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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.
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Only allow responsible individuals familiar with
the instructions to operate the machine. All
operators should evaluate their ability to operate the tractor safely enough to protect
themselves and others from serious injury.
Know controls and how to stop the machine
quickly.
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Do not put hands or feet under the cutting deck
or near rotating parts.
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.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the
area.
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Never carry passengers.
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Use extreme caution when shifting into reverse
and backing up. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
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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.
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Slow down before turning. Operate the
machine smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and
excessive speed.
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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.
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Turn off blades when not mowing.
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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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Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
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Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Use extra care when loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or truck because the unit
could tip over causing serious personal injury.
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Never make a cutting height adjustment while
the engine is running if the operator must
dismount to do so.
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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.
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Disengage all attachment clutches, thoroughly
depress the brake pedal and shift into neutral
before attempting to start the engine.
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.
Use only accessories approved for this
machine by Cub Cadet. Read, understand and
follow all instructions provided with the
approved accessory.
Use the roll bar and seat belt for safe operation.
Overturning the tractor without a roll bar, or with
a roll bar and the seat belt unfastened, can
result in death or injury.
Always use the seat belt, except if the roll bar
has been removed or, if applicable, the roll bar
is in the folded position.
Use the handholds and running boards when
getting on and off the tractor to help prevent
accidental falls. Keep the running boards clear
of mud and debris.
Keep all safety decals clean and readable.
Replace any missing, illegible, or damaged
safety decals.
Always sit in the tractor seat when starting the
engine or operating controls. Do not start the
engine or operate controls while standing
beside the tractor.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly. Contact your Cub
Cadet dealer if safety devices malfunction.
Avoid accidental contact with control pedals
while the engine is running, as this can cause
unexpected movement of the tractor.
Pull only from a drawbar or the lower hitch links
in the down position. Make certain the drawbar
pin is locked in place. Pulling from the rear axle
of the tractor or any point above the axle could
cause the tractor to overturn.
Maintain the weight balance of the tractor.
Install front end weights to counterbalance
heavy implements attached to the three point
hitch. Do not operate the tractor with a light
front end.
Do not leave equipment in the raised position.
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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 and/or roll bar may be
struck, which could result in serious injury.
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If the tractor becomes stuck, use reverse to
free the tractor to prevent tractor upset.
2. 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 operate this unit on that area or serious
injury could result.
Do not operate 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
DO:
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Operate up and down slopes, not across.
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Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
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Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide
such obstacles.
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Place the transmission in the low range. when
climbing or descending slopes. Always keep
machine in gear when going down slopes to
take advantage of engine braking action.
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Follow the manufacturers recommendations for
counterweights to improve stability.
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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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Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires
lose traction, disengage the PTO and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
DO NOT:
Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways. If local laws permit road
travel, use the flashing hazard lights and SMV
signs when traveling on public roadways.
Make certain all tractor lights are illuminated
when operating at night.
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Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then,
turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
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Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn
over if a wheel goes over the edge of a cliff or
ditch, or if an edge caves in.
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Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction
could cause sliding.
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Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting
your foot on the ground.
3. CHILDREN
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Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not
alert to the presence of children. Children are
often attracted to the machine. Never assume
children will remain where you last saw them.
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Never secure any parts on the main frame or
attach the safety frame with anything other than
the special fasteners specified.
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Never attach ropes, chains, or cables to the
ROPS for pulling purposes.
Although the ROPS provides you the maximum
protection possible, never take unnecessary risks.
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Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the
operator.
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Be alert and turn machine off if children enter
the area.
6. SERVICE
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Before and when backing, look behind and
down for small children.
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Never carry children, even with the blades off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or
interfere with safe machine operation.
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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.
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.
c.
Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that may
obscure your vision of a child or other hazard.
Remove key when machine is unattended to
prevent unauthorized operation.
e. Never refuel the machine indoors because
fuel vapors will accumulate in the area.
f.
When operating PTO driven equipment,
disengage the PTO, stop the engine, and wait
until the PTO stops before dismounting the
tractor and disconnecting the equipment.
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Do not wear loose fitting clothing when
operating the PTO or when near rotating
equipment.
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To prevent injury, do not adjust, unclog, clean,
or service PTO driven equipment while the
tractor engine is running.
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Make certain all PTO shields are always installed.
5. SAFETY FRAME (ROPS)
Your tractor is equipped with a rollover protective
structure (ROPS) which must be maintained in a
fully functional condition. Use care when driving
through doorways or spaces with a low overhead.
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Never modify the ROPS in any way.
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Never attempt to straighten or reweld any part
of the main frame or retaining brackets that
have been damaged. Doing so may weaken
the structure and endanger your safety.
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.
4. OPERATING THE PTO
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Use extreme care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are extremely flammable and
the vapors are explosive. Use only an approved
container.
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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.
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The cooling system is under pressure. Never
remove the radiator cap when the system is
hot. Slowly turn the cap the to the first stop to
release pressure before removing the cap.
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Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure can
penetrate the skin. If fluid is injected into the
skin, seek immediate medical attention. Do not
use your hand to check for leaks. Use a piece
of cardboard or paper.
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Never run a machine inside a closed area.
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To reduce fire hazard, keep the tractor free of
any debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage.
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Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make
certain the blades and all moving parts have
stopped.
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Check the blade fasteners 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.
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Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
the equipment is in safe working condition.
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Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly.
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After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
and thoroughly inspect the mower for any
damage. Repair the damage before restarting
and operating the mower.
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Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blades or wear gloves, and use extra caution
when servicing blades.
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Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
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Engine components become hot during
operation and can cause a burn. Allow to cool
down before touching.
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Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine
speeds are dangerous.
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Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can
harm the environment and the ecology.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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SAFETY LABELS
WARNING
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH
KEEP HANDS
1. GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES,
NOT ACROSS.
2. AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
3. DO NOT OPERATE UNIT WHERE
IT COULD SLIP OR TIP.
4. IF MACHINE STOPS GOING
UPHILL, STOP PTO AND BACK
DOWN HILL SLOWLY.
5. DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN
OR OTHERS ARE AROUND.
6. DO NOT ALLOW PASSENGERS
ON THE TRACTOR AT ANY TIME.
7. LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND
BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING.
8. KEEP SAFETY DEVICES
[GUARDS, SHIELDS, AND
SWITCHES] IN PLACE AND
WORKING.
9. REMOVE OBJECTS THAT
COULD BE THROWN BY
THE BLADES.
AND CLOTHING
AWAY FROM
DIE OUTLINE DOES NOT PRINT
ROTATING FAN
AND BELTS TO
PREVENT
SERIOUS INJURY
10. KNOW LOCATION AND
FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS.
11. BE SURE THE BLADES AND THE
ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE
PLACING HANDS OR FEET NEAR
BLADES.
FAN WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON EACH
SIDE OF RADIATOR
12. BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR'S
POSITION, DISENGAGE PTO,
ENGAGE BRAKE LOCK, SHUT
OFF ENGINE AND REMOVE KEY.
13. SLOW DOWN FOR TURNS,
ROUGH GROUND AND SLOPES
TO AVOID UPSET.
14. ON PUBLIC ROADS USE SMV
EMBLEM AND HAZARD LIGHTS.
INSTRUCTION LABEL
ON RIGHT RUNNING BOARD
READ OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
INSTRUCTION / WARNING LABEL
ON LEFT RUNNING BOARD
WARNING
WARNING
BATTER IES CO N TAIN ACID AN D EX P LO S IV E G AS .
EX P LOS ION CAN R ES U LT FR OM S PAR KS , FLAM ES ,
O R W R O N G CABLE CO N N ECTIO N S . TO CO N N ECT
JU M P ER CABLES O R CH AR G ER S EE M AN U AL FOR
CO R R ECT P R O CED U R E. FAILU R E TO FO LLOW TH E
ABO V E IN S T R U CT IO N S CA N CA U S E S ER IO U S
P ER S ON AL IN JU R Y OR D EATH .
To avoid personal injury, keep PTO shield in place.
Pull only from draw bar. pulling from any other point can cause rear overturn.
Disengage PTO and stop engine before servicing tractor, or implements,
or attaching or detaching implements.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW ANY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE CAN CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY TO THE OPERATOR, OR OTHER PERSONS.
PTO WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON REAR PTO SHIELD
BATTERY WARNING LABEL
LOCATED UNDER HOOD
WARNING
When improperly operated this tractor can
roll over or upset. Use of the ROPS and
seat belt minimize the possibility of injury
or death if roll over or upset occurs.
ROLL OVER WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON RIGHT/REAR FENDER
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SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES
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Figure 1
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
Steering Wheel
Throttle Handle
PTO Switch
Ignition Switch
Brake Pedal
Reverse Pedal
Forward Pedal
Hand Holds
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
P.
Q.
Trans. 4WD Shift Lever
Hydraulic Lift Lever
Cup Holder
Amber Hazzard Light
Seat Adjustment Lever
Seat Belt
Fuel Fill Cap
Trans. Hi/Lo Shift Lever
* Steering Wheel, Seat, and ROPS Transparent for Clarity
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R.
S.
T.
U.
V.
W.
X.
PTO Reverse Override Switch
Parking Brake Lever
Differential Lock Pedal
Choke Control Knob
Hazzard Light Switch
Headlight Switch
Instrument Panel
NOTE: References to LEFT and RIGHT indicate
OFF - Engine and electrical system is turned off.
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
tow plate end.
ON - The tractor electrical system is energized.
START- The starter motor will turn over the engine.
Release the key immediately when the
engine starts
A. Steering Wheel
E. Brake Pedal
The steering wheel is centered on the dash panel,
and used to change the direction (left or right) of
the tractor while driving.
Brake Pedal
Symbol
NOTE: This tractor is equipped with hydraulic
power steering. With this feature, the cap and
spokes of the steering wheel may change position.
B. Throttle Handle
Figure 4
The brake pedal is located at the front of the right
running board above the forward and reverse
pedals. Depress to engage the tractor brakes and
neutralize the hydrostatic transmission. Fully
depress the brake pedal to activate the safety
interlock switch when starting the tractor.
This symbol indicates the
fast position.
This symbol indicates the
slow position.
The throttle handle is located to the right of the
steering wheel on the dash panel. When set in a
given position, a uniform engine speed will be
maintained. Rotate the handle rearward to increase
the engine speed.
F.
Reverse Pedal
Reverse
Pedal
Symbol
C. PTO Switch
Figure 5
PTO
Switch
Symbol
The reverse control pedal is located on the right
running board below the brake pedal. Press the
pedal down to move in reverse.
Figure 2
WARNING: 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.
The PTO switch is a rocker type switch located to
the right of the steering wheel on the dash panel.
Push the top of the PTO switch downward to
engage the PTO. Push the bottom of the switch
downward to disengage.
G. Forward Pedal
D. Ignition Switch
NOTE: To prevent accidental starting and/or battery
discharge, remove the key from the ignition switch
when the tractor is not in use.
Forward
Pedal
Symbol
The ignition switch has three positions as follow:
OFF
Figure 6
STOP
ON
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.
START
Figure 3
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H. Hand Holds
P. Fuel Fill Cap
Hand holds are built into both the left and right hand
fender covers. The handles can be used to assist in
mounting and dismounting the tractor.
The fuel fill cap is located on the left fender beside
the operator’s seat.
Q. Transmission Hi/Lo Range Shift Lever
The Hi/Lo range shift lever is located on the left
fender. The lever has two speed range settings and
a neutral position. The lever must be shifted into
either the high or low range prior to depressing the
forward or reverse pedal to drive the tractor.
• Push the lever forward to shift into the high
range.
• Pull the lever rearward to shift into the low
range.
• Move the lever to the center position to shift
into the neutral position.
J. Transmission 4WD Shift Lever
The 4WD shift lever is located on the right fender.
This lever is used to engage the transmission drive
that powers the front transaxle. Push the lever
forward to engage the 4WD, and pull the lever
rearward to disengage.
K. Hydraulic Lift Lever
The hydraulic lift lever is located on the right fender.
This lever is used to raise and lower the three point
hitch lift arms.
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Move the lift lever fully rearward to raise the lift
arms.
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Move the lift lever forward to lower the lift arms.
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Move the lift lever fully forward and inward to
lock in the float position.
WARNING: Never attempt to shift the
Hi/Lo range lever when the tractor is in
motion.
R. PTO Reverse Override Switch
The PTO reverse override switch is located on the
left fender. Depress the front of the switch to
engage the override which allows the PTO to
operate while the tractor is traveling in the reverse
direction. Once activated, this function remains
activated until the ignition switch is turned to
the OFF position for a duration of at least 20
seconds, regardless of the number of times the
PTO is turned off using the PTO switch.
L. Cup Holder
The cup holder is located on the right fender.
M. Amber Hazard Lights
The hazard lights are located on each side of the
ROPS. The lights illuminate in a flashing mode
when the hazard light switch is turned on. Always
use the hazard lights when it is necessary to warn
others that the tractor is being operated in the area.
WARNING: Use EXTREME caution
when operating PTO driven attachments while traveling in the reverse
direction.
N. Seat Adjustment Lever
The seat adjustment lever is located at the right/
front of the seat. This lever is used to adjust the
seat forward or backward.
S. Parking Brake Lever
Parking
Brake
Symbol
O. Seat Belt
The seat belt, when properly adjusted and used in
conjunction with the Rollover Protective Structure
(ROPS), can greatly reduce the risk of serious
injury or death to the operator if an accidental
tractor overturn occurs.
Figure 7
The parking brake lever is located below the
steering wheel in the dash panel. With the brake
pedal fully depressed, push the parking brake lever
downward and release the brake pedal to lock the
parking brake.
WARNING: DO NOT use the seat belt if
the ROPS structure has been removed
from the tractor.
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V. Hazard Light Switch
T. Differential Lock Pedal
Diff. Lock
Pedal
Symbol
Figure 8
Figure 10
Located at the front of the left running board, the
differential lock pedal engages the transmission
differential lock.
The hazard light switch is a rocker type switch
located to the left of the steering wheel on the dash
panel. Push the top of the hazard light switch
downward to activate the flashing amber lights.
The differential lock is used to gain additional traction when operating the tractor on wet or loose soil.
When the pedal is depressed the rear wheels of the
tractor are prevented from rotating independently of
one another.
WARNING: Always activate the flashing hazard lights when operating the
tractor on, or near, roadways.
WARNING: When operating with the
differential lock engaged, the tractor
will be difficult to steer. Do not drive
the tractor on roadways or at high
speeds with the differential lock
engaged.
W. Headlight Switch
Headlight
Switch
Symbol
NOTE: Disengagement of the differential lock is
recommended prior to turning the tractor on grass
or other maintained surfaces — tire damage to the
turf could occur.
Figure 11
The headlight switch is a rocker type switch located
to the left of the steering wheel on the dash panel.
Push the top of the headlight switch downward to
turn on the headlights and instrument panel gauge
lights.
U. Choke Control Knob
Choke
Knob
Figure 9
The choke knob controls the position of the engine
choke. Pull the knob out to choke the engine; push
the knob in to open the choke.
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X. Instrument Panel
3
4
7
9
5
12
10
10
1
2
8
11
6
Figure 12
1. Fuel Gauge
7. PTO Indicator Light
The fuel gauge monitors, at 20 second intervals, the
fuel level in the fuel tank. The needle pointing to the
right indicates a full tank. The ignition switch must be
in the ON position to read the fuel gauge.
Light comes on in a fixed mode whenever the PTO
switch is in the ON position, with the following
exceptions.
• The light will illuminate in a flashing mode if
attempting to start the tractor with the PTO
switch in the ON position.
• The light will change to the flashing mode when
the PTO switch is on, but the reverse pedal has
been engaged and the reverse override has
NOT been engaged.
2. Tachometer
The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (RPM). Optimal engine operating
speed is approximately 3500-3600 RPM. When
operating PTO driven attachments the RPM indicator needle should be within the green range on the
tachometer dial.
8. Hour Meter
3. Battery Indicator Light
The hour meter records the hours and tenths of an
hour (right most digit) that the tractor has been operated. The hourmeter is activated whenever the
tractor engine is running. Keep a record of the hours
of operation and maintenance performed to ensure
all maintenance procedures are completed according to the schedule in this manual.
The bulb illuminates to indicate the battery is being
discharged. If this warning lamp comes on during
operation, check the charging system for possible
causes and/or contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
4. Engine Oil Pressure Light
This warning lamp indicates low engine oil pressure.
If the bulb comes on while the engine is running,
stop the engine immediately and check for possible
causes. NOTE: The bulb may illuminate when the
ignition switch is in the ON position, but should turn
off when the engine is started.
9. PTO Reverse Override Indicator
This warning lamp illuminates to indicate the PTO
reverse override switch has been depressed and the
PTO reverse override is engaged. Use extra caution
when operating PTO driven attachments while
traveling in the reverse direction.
5. Engine Coolant Temperature Light
Illumination of this warning lamp indicates the engine
coolant temperature has risen above the prescribed
operating range. If the light comes on while operating the tractor, eliminate all loads and try cooling the
engine by running at mid throttle for a few minutes.
Stop the engine and allow to cool; then check for
possible causes (e.g. low coolant level, plugged radiator screen).
10. Hazard Light Indicator
Arrows will flash in conjunction with the amber hazard
lights when the hazard light switch is turned on.
11. Glow Plug Indicator Light (Diesel Tractor Only)
Illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position. The light remains lit for a preset time
while the glow plugs heat the precombustion
chambers of the diesel engine.
6. Parking Brake Indicator Light
The bulb illuminates when the ignition switch is in
the ON position and the brake pedal is depressed.
The light flashes if attempting to start the tractor with
the brake not engaged.
12. Cruise Control Indicator Light (Optional)
Bulb illuminates when the switch is depressed to
engage the optional cruise control feature.
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SECTION 2: OPERATION
ROLLOVER PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE (ROPS)
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
This tractor is equipped with a Rollover Protection
Structure (ROPS) and seat belts. When used
together they are effective in reducing injuries to the
operator in the event of an accidental tractor
rollover. The safety provided by the ROPS is
minimized if the seat belt is not properly adjusted
AND buckled. Refer to ADJUSTMENTS for seat
belt adjustment.
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 shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat before
engaging the parking brake.
•
The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat with the
PTO “ON”, regardless of whether the brake
lock is engaged.
NOTE: The PTO switch must be moved to the
“OFF” position to restart the engine.
•
The safety interlock system will shut off the
PTO if the reverse control pedal is depressed,
unless the reverse override function is
activated.
NOTE: If the reverse override function has
been activated, it will remain activated until the
ignition switch is turned to the "OFF" position
for a 20 second duration.
ROPS
SEAT
BELT
Figure 13
WARNING: Always wear the seat belt
when operating the tractor equipped
with a ROPS. However, if the ROPS has
been removed, the seat belt must not be
used.
FUELING THE TRACTOR
Fill the fuel tank with only clean, fresh, unleaded
regular grade gasoline with a minimum octane
rating of 87. If engine knocking or pinging occurs,
use a different source of gasoline or a higher
octane rating.
Use the following guidelines when using a tractor
equipped with a ROPS:
•
Be aware of overhead clearances in the area of
operation. Check for clearance of door (or gate)
openings and other overhead objects such as
utility lines and tree branches. Overhead
objects could catch the ROPS and upset the
tractor.
•
Do not modify the ROPS by drilling holes for, or
welding accessories to the structure.
•
Do not use the ROPS to pull objects with the
tractor. Use ONLY the tractor rear tow plate for
pulling.
Oxygenated Fuels. Some fuels, called oxygenated
or reformulated gasoline, are gasoline blended with
alcohols or ethers. Gasoline blended with either
ethyl alcohol (maximum 10% by volume) or methyl
tertiary butyl ether (MTBE, maximum 15%) are
approved as fuels for the engine, provided they
meet the minimum octane rating requirement. Other
gasoline/alcohol or gasoline/ether blends are not
approved for use in the tractor’s engine. If any
undesirable operating symptoms occur, use
gasoline with a lower percentage of alcohol or
ether.
•
In the event of an accident, have the ROPS
carefully inspected and, if necessary, replaced
by your Cub Cadet dealer. Do not attempt to
repair the ROPS.
Purchase fuel in a quantity that can be used within
30 days to assure fuel freshness. Do not use
gasoline left over from the previous season to
minimize gum deposits in the fuel system.
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•
WARNING: Gasoline is extremely
flammable and can be explosive in
certain conditions. Do not fill the fuel
tank when the engine is running or
while the engine is hot. Tighten the
fuel cap securely.
Make sure the PTO switch is in the “OFF”
position. NOTE: The PTO light on instrument
panel will flash if switch is in ON position.
THROTTLE
HANDLE
SLOW
The fuel fill cap is located on the fender to the left of
the seat. Unscrew the fuel cap and fill tank from an
approved gasoline container. Immediately wipe up
any spilled fuel.
FAST
WARNING: Never fill the fuel tank to
the top of the filler neck. Expansion
could result in overflow through the
vents in the cap, allowing highly
flammable fuel to come in contact with
the operator.
PTO SWITCH
IN ‘OFF’
POSITION
Figure 14
NEW TRACTOR BREAK-IN PROCEDURES
•
Either fully depress and hold the brake pedal or
engage the parking brake. NOTE: The parking
brake indicator on instrument panel will flash if
pedal is not depressed.
•
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. If after a few attempts the
engine fails to start, do not keep trying to start it
with the choke closed as this will cause flooding
and make starting more difficult. Instead, fully
open the choke and start the engine.
Proper care during the first hours of operation will
help to assure optimal performance from your new
tractor.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Never operate a new engine immediately under
full load. Allow the engine to warm up.
Avoid operating the engine for prolonged periods
at either high or low speed with no load.
Use the transmission’s low speed range for
heavy loads to avoid lugging, or stalling, of the
engine due to overload.
Closely monitor the engine oil and keep filled to
the recommended level.
After the first ten hours of operation, check the
front and rear wheel lug nuts. If necessary, retorque the lug nuts to 60-70 ft. lbs.
Perform all break-in maintenance procedures
found in the MAINTENANCE section.
WARNING: If the starter disengages the
engine flywheel, but the engine does
not continue to run, allow the engine to
come to a complete stop before
attempting to restart the engine. Damage to the starter may result from
failure to do so.
STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING: Always sit in the operator’s
seat when starting the tractor, Never
attempt to start the engine while
standing beside the tractor.
•
Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat.
•
Pull the choke control knob out 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.
•
Move the throttle handle to midway between
the “SLOW” and “FAST” position. Refer to
Figure 14.
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•
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.
•
After the engine has started, let the engine run
for approximately three to five minutes at mid
throttle before putting the engine under load.
•
Observe the instrument panel. If the battery
indicator light, oil pressure light, or coolant
temperature light comes on, immediately stop
the engine. Have the tractor inspected by your
Cub Cadet dealer.
DRIVING THE TRACTOR
COLD WEATHER STARTING
WARNING: Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed and sudden stops.
Be sure to use the proper oil for the expected
temperatures and use winter grade fuel. Follow the
normal engine starting instructions above.
However, allow the engine ample time to warm up
before putting the tractor under load.
WARNING: Do not leave the seat of the
tractor without disengaging the PTO
and engaging the parking brake. If
leaving the tractor unattended, turn the
ignition key off and remove key.
USING JUMPER CABLES TO START ENGINE
WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric
acid and produce explosive gasses.
Make certain the area is well ventilated,
wear gloves and eye protection, and
avoid sparks or flames near the battery.
•
WARNING: DO NOT use the seat belt if
the ROPS structure has been removed
from the tractor.
If the battery charge is not sufficient to crank the
engine, recharge the battery. If a battery charger is
unavailable and the tractor must be started, the aid
of a booster battery will be necessary. Connect the
booster battery as follows:
•
Adjust the operator’s seat to the most comfortable position that allows you to operate all
controls and pedals. See seat adjustment in the
ADJUSTMENTS section.
Connect the end of one cable to the disabled
tractor battery’s positive terminal; then connect
the other end of that cable to the booster
battery’s positive terminal.
•
Adjust the seat belt to fit snugly but comfortably
around your lap, then buckle the seat belt.
Refer to ADJUSTMENTS section.
•
Shift the transmission Hi/Lo range shift lever on
the left fender to the desired speed setting.
Refer to USING THE HI/LO RANGE SHIFT
LEVER in paragraphs below.
•
Connect one end of the other cable to the
booster battery’s negative terminal.
•
•
Connect the other end of that cable to the
frame of the disabled tractor, as far from the
battery as possible.
Use the tractor and/or auxiliary hydraulic lift
lever(s) to raise all tractor attachments from the
ground if transporting the tractor to a work site.
•
Depress the brake pedal to release the parking
brake, then slowly release the brake pedal.
•
Move the throttle handle to the position where
the engine operates best for the load to be
handled (normally 3500-3600 RPM).
•
Slowly depress either the forward or reverse
pedal to move the tractor in the desired
direction. Refer to USING THE FORWARD
and REVERSE PEDALS in paragraphs below.
•
•
Start the disabled tractor following the normal
starting instructions previously provided; then
disconnect the jumper cables in the exact
reverse order of their connection.
Have the tractor’s electrical system checked
and repaired as soon as possible to eliminate
the need for jump starting.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
STOPPING THE TRACTOR
•
Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
•
•
Place the throttle control lever in the “SLOW”
position and allow the engine to idle for about
one minute.
Fully depress the brake pedal to bring the
tractor to a complete stop. Push downward on
the parking brake lever and release the pedal
to engage the parking brake. See Figure 15.
•
Turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position and
remove the key from the ignition switch.
•
Depress the rear of the PTO switch to
disengage the PTO.
•
Place the throttle control lever in the “SLOW”
position and allow the engine to idle for about
one minute.
•
Turn the ignition switch to “OFF’” and remove
the key from the switch before dismounting.
•
Depress the button in the center of the seat belt
buckle to release the seat belt.
NOTE: Always remove the key from the ignition
switch to prevent accidental starting or battery
discharge if the equipment is left unattended.
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USING THE HI/LO RANGE SHIFT LEVER
USING THE FORWARD AND REVERSE PEDALS
The hydrostatic transmission provides constantly
variable ground speeds within the speed rating of
each transmission range. The tractor speed is
controlled by the forward and reverse pedals on the
front of the right running board.
WARNING: The tractor must be
stopped before engaging or disengaging the transmission Hi/Lo range shift
lever. Shifting while the tractor is in
motion will cause damage to the
transmission.
The forward and reverse pedals are self neutralizing. The transmission and pedals return to neutral
and the tractor stops when the pedals are released.
•
WARNING: Always maintain a tractor
speed that allows for complete control
and stability of the machine. Be aware
of dangerous areas or conditions.
To move forward, slowly depress the forward
control pedal (See Figure 15) until the desired
speed is achieved. The speed of the tractor is
directly related to the distance the pedal is
depressed.
PARKING
BRAKE
LEVER
Pull the lever to the right side of the slot to clear the
shift gate, then shift the lever as follows:
HI range — Shift the lever fully forward in slot. See
Figure 16.
Forward speed 0 to 8.0 mph.
Reverse speed 0 to 4.0 mph.
Hi range is normally used for transport and can be
used with some tractor attachments
BRAKE
PEDAL
LOW range — Shift the lever fully rearward in slot.
Forward speed 0 to 4.0 mph.
Reverse speed 0 to 2.0 mph.
Low range is recommended for use with most PTO
driven tractor attachments. Low range must be
used when climbing or descending slopes.
Depress
to go
Forward
Depress
to go in
Reverse
NEUTRAL — Shift the lever to the center of slot.
Disengages the transmission drive.
Use ONLY for towing or moving the tractor when
not under power.
PTO REVERSE
OVERRIDE
SWITCH
Figure 15
•
LOW
To move in reverse, check that the area behind
is clear then slowly depress the reverse control
pedal. See Figure 15.
N
HI
NOTE: Do not use the forward or reverse control pedals to change the direction of travel when the tractor is
in motion. The abrupt direction change may unseat
the operator and will cause premature wear in the
transmission. Allow the tractor to stop before changing directions.
HI/LO RANGE
SHIFT LEVER
SHIFT GATE
Figure 16
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DRIVING ON SLOPES
WARNING: Do not operate 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.
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK PEDAL
(Depress and
Hold to Engage)
IMPORTANT: Always shift the transmission
into the LOW speed range BEFORE beginning
the climb or descent of any slope.
Operate the tractor up and down slopes, never
across slopes. Do not drive so that the tractor may
tip over sideways
Figure 17
Before operating the tractor on a slope, walk the
slope to look for possible hazards such as rocks,
mounds, stumps, or surface irregularities which
could cause the tractor to be upset.
NOTE: Because of the drive load on the internal
engagement mechanism, releasing the differential
lock pedal may not always disengage the
differential lock. It may be necessary to slow the
tractor, or reverse the direction of travel, to
disengage the differential lock.
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.
USING THE 4WD SHIFT LEVER
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.
WARNING: The tractor should be
stopped before engaging or disengaging the four wheel drive. Shifting while
the tractor is in motion can cause damage to the transmission.
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.
Use the 4WD shift lever to engage or disengage the
drive to the front axle. Engage the 4WD to improve
traction when operating the tractor on slippery
surfaces (e.g. loose dirt, mud, snow).
USING THE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK PEDAL
Depressing the differential lock pedal engages a
mechanism in the transmission that locks the
differential. This prevents the rear wheels from
rotating independently of each other and provides
constant power to both rear wheels when additional
traction is needed.
•
Stop the tractor; push the lever to the right of
the slot to clear the shift gate; then shift forward
to engage the four wheel drive.
•
Stop the tractor; push the lever to the right of
the slot to clear the gate; then shift the lever
rearward to disengage the four wheel drive.
IMPORTANT: Do not engage the differential
Disengage
4WD
lock when one of the rear wheels is rotating.
Stop the wheel rotation and then engage the
differential lock.
WARNING: When operating with the
differential lock engaged, the tractor
will be difficult to steer. Do not drive
the tractor on roadways or at high
speeds with the differential lock
engaged.
•
Engage
4WD
Fully depress and hold the differential lock
pedal to engage the transmission differential
lock. Release the pedal to disengage the
differential lock. See Figure 17.
Figure 18
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4WD SHIFT
LEVER
USING THE HYDRAULIC LIFT LEVER
THROTTLE HANDLE
The hydraulic lift system provides power for raising
and positioning three point hitch and belly mounted
equipment. 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.
•
Move the lift lever forward in the slot to lower
the equipment to the desired height setting.
Refer to Figure 19.
•
Move the lift lever rearward in the slot to raise
the equipment.
•
Move the lift lever fully forward and to the right
ahead of the float lock projection to lock the lift
in the float position.
Mid Throttle
to Engage
3500 RPM
to Run
PTO SWITCH
Figure 20
USING THE PTO REVERSE OVERRIDE SWITCH
Raise
The PTO reverse override switch, located on the left
fender, allows the PTO to operate while the tractor is
traveling in the reverse direction. Refer to Figure 16.
Lower
•
Float
•
HYDRAULIC
LIFT LEVER
IMPORTANT: Once activated, the reverse
override will remain activated until the ignition
switch is turned to the OFF position for a
minimum duration of 20 seconds, regardless of
the number of times the PTO is engaged and
disengaged using the PTO switch. If the
override indicator light on the instrument panel
is illuminated, the system is activated.
FLOAT LOCK
PROJECTION
Figure 19
ENGAGING THE PTO
WARNING: The operator must be in the
seat at all times when the PTO is
engaged. If the operator should leave
the seat without turning off the PTO
switch, the tractor’s engine will shut off.
•
•
•
The PTO should first be engaged using the
PTO switch on the dash panel.
Depress the front of the override switch to
activate the reverse override system. The light
in the instrument panel will come on.
WARNING: Use EXTREME CAUTION
when operating PTO driven attachments while traveling in the reverse
direction.
LIGHTING
Move the throttle handle to the mid throttle
position. See Figure 20.
Push the top of the PTO switch downward to
engage the PTO (See Figure 20). The PTO
light on the instrument panel will come on.
Observing the tachometer on the instrument
panel, use the throttle handle to increase the
engine speed to the PTO operating range
(3500-3600 rpm).
Push the bottom of the switch downward to
disengage the PTO.
Headlights
Always use the headlights for after dusk and predawn operation of the tractor. The lights not only
illuminate the work area, but also increase the
visibility of the tractor for anyone who might enter
the area of operation.
•
To turn on the headlights, depress the top end
of the headlight switch located to the left of the
steering wheel.
•
IMPORTANT: Normally the PTO will not
To turn off the headlights, depress the bottom
of the light switch.
operate when the tractor is driven in the reverse
direction. The PTO reverse override switch
must be activated to operate the PTO while
traveling in reverse.
Use of the headlights, along with a SMV (Slow
Moving Vehicle) emblem, is also recommended
when operating the tractor on or near roadways to
increase visibility to traffic.
•
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Hazard Lights
Always use the flashing amber hazard lights along
with the SMV (Slow Moving Vehicle) emblem when
operating the tractor on, or near, roadways. Also
activate the hazard lights when necessary to warn
others that the tractor is being operated in the area.
•
To turn on the flashing hazard lights, depress
the top end of the hazard light switch located to
the left of the headlight switch.
•
To turn off the hazard lights, depress the
bottom of the light switch.
REAR PTO
SHAFT
PTO
COVER
SLOTS
Slide to Right
and Pull Off
USING THE TOP LINK RETAINER HOOK
HEX SCREW
The top link hook is provided to retain the top link of
the three point hitch when not in use.
To utilize the top link hook, proceed as follows:
• Raise the 3-pt. hitch top link fully upward.
• Pivot the link hook from its storage position to
the center and lower the top link into the hook
of the rod. See Figure 21.
IMPORTANT: When using the three point hitch, the
retainer hook must be pivoted fully rearward to
avoid interference with the top link.
TOP LINK
HOOK
Figure 22
USING THE THREE POINT HITCH
WARNING: Always disengage the PTO,
stop the engine, and set the parking
brake before dismounting the tractor
to connect, disconnect, or adjust three
point hitch mounted implements.
Use the rear three point hitch system to attach
three point mounted implements, which are
normally driven by the rear PTO. Use the tractor’s
hydraulic lift system to raise and lower the three
point hitch and set the height position of the
implement.
TOP
LINK
Refer to the ADJUSTMENTS section for instructions on adjusting the RH adjustable lift link, top
hitch link, and hitch chains. See Figure 23.
TOP
HITCH LINK
Figure 21
REMOVING THE REAR PTO COVER
The rear PTO cover is a safety feature designed to
prevent items from accidentally being caught by the
rotating shaft. The cover should be removed only
when the rear PTO is being utilized.
To remove and reinstall cover, proceed as follows:
•
•
•
FIXED
LIFT
LINK
Loosen the two screws on the left side of the
cover. Refer to Figure 22.
Slide the cover to the right until the slots of the
cover are free of the screws and pull the cover
off. Refer to Figure 22.
When finished using the rear PTO, slide the
cover fully onto the shaft; then slide the cover
to the left until the slots are underneath the
screw heads. Tighten the screws to secure the
cover. Refer to Figure 22.
HITCH
PLATE
HITCH
CHAIN
LOWER HITCH LINK
Figure 23
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ADJUSTABLE
LIFT LINK
Use only the hitch plate (Refer to Figure 23), for
towing pull-behind equipment (carts, trailers, etc.)
or dragging loads.
For all other rear mounted equipment, follow the
guidelines provided in the implement’s Operator’s
Manual to determine how much weight is needed to
counterbalance the equipment.
Raise the lower links of the three point hitch to their
highest position to prevent interference with the
towed equipment.
If guidelines are not available, ballast the tractor so
that a minimum of approximately 40% of the
machine weight is on the front wheels.
IMPORTANT: When transporting pull-behind
Weighting the Rear of the Tractor
USING THE HITCH PLATE
equipment on public roadways, always use a
safety chain to supplement the connection
between the tractor and towed equipment. The
safety chain must have a strength rating equal
to or greater than the gross weight of the equipment being towed.
Adding weight to the rear of the tractor is not
required for most Cub Cadet front mounted
equipment currently available for this tractor.
However, if installing only the optional front end
loader (without the back hoe), weight must be
added to the rear of the tractor. The most common
methods of adding weight are filling the rear wheels
with liquid ballast (usually a calcium chloride and
water solution) or mounting a rear weight box.
TRACTOR WEIGHTING
When implements are installed on either the front or
rear of the tractor, the normal balance of the tractor
is altered.
• As a rear mounted implement is raised to the
transport position, the balance point of the
tractor shifts rearward, which may result in a
loss of steering control and tractor stability.
•
Liquid Ballast
Properly filling the rear tires with liquid ballast
increases the weight of each rear wheel to
approximately 200 pounds, which should provide
adequate counterbalance.
Because special equipment and a familiarity with
the practice is required, only a qualified tire
technician should perform this procedure. Consult
with your Cub Cadet dealer about having liquid
ballast added to your tires, and for any special
maintenance instructions after the procedure is
performed.
When a front mounted implement is raised, the
balance point shifts forward and may result in a
loss of traction and stability.
To counterbalance these weight shifts, weight
should be added to the tractor in the form of either
cast iron weights or liquid ballast. However, only
enough weight should be added to obtain good
traction, control, and stability. Excessive weight will
unnecessarily load down the tractor’s engine and
transmission.
Rear Weight Box
A weight box will provide adequate counterbalance
if the following criteria is met:
NOTE: When adding weight to the tractor, it may be
necessary to increase the inflation pressure in the
tires.
Front Weights
To counterbalance three point hitch mounted
equipment, a weight bracket/bumper kit and cast
iron weights are available from your Cub Cadet
dealer.
•
The weight box and contents must total a
minimum of 200 pounds.
•
The weight box must be positioned a minimum
of approximately 20 inches rearward of the rear
axle, and be carried no more than 12 inches
from the ground.
If the weight box is positioned closer to the rear
axle or carried higher, additional weight must be
added to effectively counterbalance the front
loader.
When mounting optional Cub Cadet equipment on
the rear of the tractor, such as a rotary tiller or rear
finish mower, the weight bracket and a minimum of
four suitcase weights should be used.
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SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS
Adjust the final length of the seat belt using the
adjuster clip, buckle link, and upper belt webbing on
the right half of the belt.
ADJUSTING THE SEAT
For the comfort of the operator, a single lever
adjustable seat is provided to set the fore to aft
position of the seat. Adjust the seat to the most
comfortable position that allows you to operate all
controls and pedals.
WARNING: Do not adjust the seat when
the tractor is moving, as this could
cause the operator to lose momentary
control of the tractor and result in an
accident.
•
•
To adjust the seat, pivot the seat adjustment
lever to the left and hold while repositioning the
seat to the desired position.
•
To lengthen the belt, hold the ends of the
adjuster clip and tip upward the side of the clip
toward the buckle link. See Figure 25.
•
While holding the clip, pull the upper webbing
of the belt through the clip toward the buckle
link. See Figure 25.
•
Hold the belt and pull the buckle link to the left
to remove the slack in the upper webbing of the
belt between the adjuster clip and the link.
After repositioning the seat, release the lever to
lock the seat in position. Slide the seat either
slightly forward or rearward to assure it is
locked, or until engagement of the lock is felt.
See Figure 24.
Tip Sides of Clip
BUCKLE
RELEASE
BUTTON
Pull Belt to
Shorten
Pull Belt to
Lengthen
BUCKLE
LINK
UPPER
WEBBING
ADJUSTER
CLIP
LOWER
WEBBING
Figure 25
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER
•
To shorten the belt, tip the other side of the clip
upward, pull the free end of the belt webbing to
the right, and pull the buckle link to the left to
remove the slack.
THREE POINT HITCH ADJUSTMENTS
•
Pivot Lever
to Left
Figure 24
Adjust the RH adjustable lift link to level the
lower hitch links. Loosen the jam nut and turn
the adjustment tube as shown in Figure 26 to
shorten or lengthen the lift link. Tighten the jam
nut against the adjustment tube after adjusting.
ADJUSTING THE SEAT BELT
WARNING: Always wear the seat belt
when operating the tractor equipped
with a ROPS. If the ROPS is removed,
the seat belt should not be used.
JAM
NUT
Loosen
Jam Nut
ADJUSTMENT
TUBE
Shorten
Lengthen
NOTE: If the belt is too long or too short to be properly adjusted using the upper belt webbing, the
adjustment clip should be repositioned. To do so,
firmly grasp the adjustment clip and pull the lower
webbing though the clip. Move the clip toward the
anchor point at the seat to shorten the belt, or
toward the buckle link the lengthen the belt.
Figure 26
22
•
•
The length of the upper hitch link is normally
determined by the design of each implement.
To adjust the upper hitch link, loosen the locking lever and turn the adjustment tube as
shown in Figure 27. After the appropriate length
is attained, tighten the locking lever. If correctly
adjusted, the upper hitch link will be parallel or
nearly parallel to the lower hitch links.
Distance ‘A’ should be 1/8"-1/4" less than
distance ‘B’ if the toe-in is correct. If it is not,
readjust the toe-in.
A
ADJUSTMENT
TUBE
Shorten
Lengthen
LOCKING
LEVER
Loosen
Lock Lever
Figure 27
•
B
Figure 29
The length of the hitch chains limit the side-toside movement of the hitch lower links. To
adjust the length of the hitch chains, loosen the
jam nut and turn the hex collar on the adjustment rod as shown in Figure 28. Tighten the
jam nut after adjusting.
READJUST THE TOE-IN AS FOLLOWS:
NOTE: The right ball joint and jam nut are left hand
threaded.
HEX COLLAR
ON ROD
HEX JAM NUT
Turn Hex Collar
to Shorten
•
Loosen the jam nuts at both the LH and RH ball
joints. Refer to Figure 30.
•
Slide an open-end wrench onto the flat area at
either end of the tie rod and turn the tie rod as
follows:
Rearward to shorten the tie rod and decrease
the toe-in. See Figure 30.
Turn Hex Collar
to Lengthen
ADJUSTMENT
ROD
Forward to lengthen the tie rod and increase
the toe-in. See Figure 30.
Figure 28
ADJUSTING FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN
Front of
Tractor
The front wheel toe-in is set at the factory and
should maintain the proper setting. However, the
toe-in should be checked periodically and
readjusted if necessary.
Shorten Rod —
Decrease Toe-in
Lengthen Rod —
Increase Toe-in
CHECK THE TOE-IN AS FOLLOWS:
•
•
•
•
Place the tractor on a level surface with the
wheels in the straight ahead position.
Place an easily visible mark on the center lines
of both front tires at the horizontal center line of
the wheel.
Measure and record the distance ‘A’ between
the two marks. See Figure 29.
Roll the tractor forward or rearward until the
marks are at the horizontal center line at the
rear of the wheels. Measure and record the
distance ‘B’ between the marks. See Figure 29.
TIE ROD
JAM NUT
LH BALL JOINT
Figure 30
•
23
Readjust the tie rod as necessary to obtain the
correct toe-in, then tighten the jam nuts against
the ball joints.
puck and the brake disc. The gap should measure between .012 and .015". See Figure 31.
ADJUSTING THE BRAKES
The tractor brakes are adjusted at the factory and
should experience minimal wear if the tractor is
operated normally. However, all brake pads are
subject to wear and at some point the brake linkage
may have to be adjusted.
•
If the gap is greater than .015", tighten the hex
nut on the brake assembly until the gap is
within the tolerance.
•
Position the ferrule to align with the hole in the
brake pedal. If the ferrule does not align with
the hole, loosen the jam nut by turning it away
from the ferrule
Check the brakes as follows:
•
Place the tractor on a level surface. Stop the
tractor engine.
•
From beneath the RH running board, remove
the internal cotter pin to disengage the brake
rod ferrule from the brake pedal. Position the
brake rod to make certain there is no pull on
the brake actuator arm. See Figure 31.
•
Adjust the ferrule on the brake rod to align with
the brake pedal hole, then tighten the jam nut
against the ferrule.
•
Insert the ferrule in the brake pedal and secure
with the internal cotter pin.
From the rear of the tractor, use a feeler gauge
to measure the gap between the outer brake
•
Repeat the previous steps to check and, if
necessary, adjust the LH brake assembly.
•
INTERNAL
COTTER PIN
JAM NUT
FERRULE
RH BRAKE ROD
GAUGE
.012 - .015"
BRAKE
ACTUATOR
ARM
BRAKE PEDAL
BRAKE DISC
HEX NUT
Figure 31
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SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE
pressure lubricating gun to force in new grease.
Apply pressure until clean grease emerges from the
lubrication point.
The service life and reliability of any machine
depends upon the care it is given. Proper lubrication and maintenance is a vital part of that care.
Using the Lubrication and Maintenance Chart as a
guide, monitor the hourmeter on the instrument
panel to ensure the required maintenance procedures are performed. The maintenance schedule
reflects the minimal requirements to maintain the
equipment. More frequent inspections and maintenance is preferable.
Miscellaneous working parts not provided with
lubrication fittings should be oiled regularly with a
good grade of lubricating oil.
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.
Make certain that all lubrication fittings are installed
and functioning. Wipe away all old grease and dirt
from the lube fittings to prevent foreign materials
from entering as the new grease is applied. Use a
Store your supply of lubricating grease and oil in
clean, covered containers to protect them from dust
and dirt. Keep the lubricating gun nozzle clean.
LUBRICATION TABLE
General Information
Application
Engine
Hydrostatic
Transmission
and
Hydraulic
System
Front Wheel
Drive Axle
Lube
Fittings
Radiator
and
Overflow
Reservoir
Type of
Lubricant
Engine
Oil
Capacity
Approx.
2.1 Qts.
w/Filter
API
Classification
SF,
SG,
SH,
or
SJ
Anticipated
Ambient
Temp.
SAE
Viscosity
Description
Below 32°F
5W-20 †
Use High
Quality Engine Oil
10W-30 †
Cub Cadet
737-3030A (1Qt.)
-4°F to 95°F
10W-40 †
Use High
Quality Engine Oil
32°F to 95°F
30W
Cub Cadet
737-3029 (1Qt.)
737-3061 (1 Gal.)
Above 68°F
40W
Use High
Quality Engine Oil
Use Cub Cadet
Drive System Fluid Plus
737-3120 (1 Qt.)
737-3121 (1 Gal.)
Cub Cadet
Drive System
Fluid Plus
Approx.
20 Qts.
(5.0 Gal.)
Gear Lube
Approx.
82 Oz.
(2.5 Qts.)
Use Cub Cadet Gear Lube
737-3065 (1 Qt.)
Grease
As
Needed
Use Cub Cadet
251H EP Grease
737-3034 (14.5 Oz. Cartridge)
Antifreeze
Approx.
3.5 Qts.
Use High Quality Permanent Type Antifreeze
(Ethylene Glycol with corrosion and rust
inhibitor chemicals)
Coolant Mixture Ratio
Distilled Water 50% : Antifreeze 50%
† Using multi grade oils (5W-20, 10W-30, and 10W-40) will increase oil consumption. Check the engine
oil level frequently when using them.
25
LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE CHART (ILLUSTRATION)
19
11
8
14
11
9
13
1
6
2
20
5 12
22
21
6
21
4
3 21
7
6
6
16 18
10
14
18
17
23
15
7
26
18
LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE CHART
Check Engine Oil Level
2
Check Air Cleaner
3
Check Engine Coolant Level
4
Check and Clean Radiator
Screen
5
Clean Air Cleaner Foam
Element
6
Change Engine Oil and Replace
Oil Filter
first
8
hrs.
•
Retorque Front and Rear Wheel
Bolts
first
10
hrs.
•
Before
Storage
Every
400
Hours
Every
300
Hours
•
•
•
•
1
7
Every
200
Hours
Every
100
Hours
Every
50
Hours
Every
25
Hours
Operation to
be Performed
Every
10
Hours
Ref.
No.
Before
each use
Service Intervals
•
†
•
•
8
Check Transmission Oil Level
9
Replace Hydrostatic
Transmission Oil Filter
first
25
hours
10
Replace Hydraulic System Filter
first
25
hours
11
Replace Hydraulic/Hydrostatic
Oil
12
Replace Air Cleaner Paper
Element
•
•
•
†
or
yearly
•
•
•
•
13
Grease Drive Shaft (both ends)
14
Grease FWD Drive Shaft (both
ends)
15
Grease Front Axle Pivot (front
and rear lube fittings)
16
Check Oil Level of Front Axle
AND Final Reduction Gear
Cases (both sides)
•
17
Grease Power Steering Cylinder
(both ends)
•
18
Change Oil in Front Axle AND
Final Reduction Gear Cases
(both sides)
19
Grease Three Point Lift Shaft
20
Clean and Re-gap Spark Plugs
21
Change Engine Coolant
22
Check Radiator Hoses and
Fan Belt
•
•
•
23
Check Fuel Filter
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
† More often when operating under dusty conditions.
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ACCESSING THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
QUICK FASTENER
WARNING: If the tractor has been
recently operated, engine surfaces
(including the radiator) will be HOT.
Allow the engine to cool before opening the hood, or use extreme caution
to avoid burns when the hood is open.
Pivot
Flip up
Turn
QUICK
FASTENER
To raise the hood, locate the latch release lever in
the hood notch at the front of the tractor. Lift and
hold the latch release lever while lifting the hood at
the hood notch. See Figure 32.
•
SIDE
PANEL
Fully raise the hood so that the hood prop
cylinders hold the hood in the raised position.
SIDEPANEL
TABS IN MTG.
BRKT. SLOTS
Figure 33
HOOD
NOTCH
Close the hood by pushing downward until captured
by the hood latch.
GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
Lift Hood
WARNING:
LATCH
RELEASE
LEVER
•
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
hands after handling.
•
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.
Lift Lever
Figure 32
To remove the two side panels:
•
Flip the tabs of the two quick release fasteners
up and turn to align with the slots in the side
panel. See Figure 33.
•
If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it with clean
water, then neutralize with a solution of
ammonia/water or baking soda/water.
•
Pivot the top of the side panel over and off the
quick fastener tabs.
•
•
Pivot the top of the side panel until the two tabs
at the bottom of the panel can be withdrawn
from the slots of the side panel mounting brackets; then remove the side panel. See Figure 33.
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.
•
To reinstall the side panels:
•
•
Insert the two side panel tabs into the slots of
the side panel mounting brackets. See Figure
33.
•
Pivot the top of the panel toward the tractor and
over the tabs of the quick release fasteners.
•
Pull the quick fastener tabs slightly outward and
rotate 1/4 turn (perpendicular to slot) to lock the
side panels in place. Flip the tabs down.
•
WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric
acid and may emit explosive gases.
Use extreme caution when handling
batteries. Keep batteries out of the
reach of children.
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CHARGING THE BATTERY
BATTERY REMOVAL
Test and, if necessary, recharge the battery after
the tractor has been stored for a period of time.
• A voltmeter or load tester should read 12.6 volts
(DC) or higher across the battery terminals.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
The battery is located at the front of the tractor
beneath the hood.
•
Charge the battery with a 12-volt battery
charger at a MAXIMUM rate of 10 amps.
To remove the battery:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Voltmeter
Reading
12.7
12.4
12.2
12.0
Open the tractor hood as described in the
previous sub-section.
Remove the two wing nuts and the battery
holddown strap from the battery holddown rods.
See Figure 34.
Spread the locking clips on the sides of the
terminal covers and lift the tops of the covers to
expose the battery connections. See Figure 34.
Loosen the cable clamp of the black negative
battery lead, then lift the negative cable and its
terminal cover off the negative battery post
(marked NEG). Move the cable away from the
negative battery post.
Repeat the above procedure to remove the
cable and cover from the positive battery post
(marked POS).
Carefully lift the battery out of the tractor.
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.
WARNING: Always connect the positive lead to the battery before connecting the negative lead. This will prevent sparking or possible injury from
an electrical short caused by contacting the tractor body with tools being
used to connect the cables.
WING NUT
BATTERY
HOLDDOWN
ROD
Charging
Time
Full Charge
90 Min.
180 Min.
280 Min.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
Install the battery by repeating the above steps in
the reverse order.
HOLDDOWN STRAP
State of
Charge
100%
75%
50%
25%
•
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.
•
Always keep the battery cables and terminals
clean and free of corrosion.
•
Always keep the terminal covers in place and
closed over the battery terminals.
•
Avoid tipping. Even a sealed battery will leak
electrolyte when tipped.
BATTERY STORAGE
CABLE
CLAMP
TERMINAL
COVER
Figure 34
29
•
When storing the tractor for extended periods,
disconnect the negative battery cable. It is not
necessary to remove the battery.
•
All batteries discharge during storage. Keep the
exterior of the battery clean, especially the top.
A dirty battery will discharge more rapidly.
•
The battery must be stored with a full charge. A
discharged battery can freeze sooner than a
charged battery. A fully charged battery will
store longer in cold temperatures than hot.
•
Recharge the battery before returning to service.
Although the tractor may start, the engine charging system may not fully recharge the battery.
HEAD LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
The tractor is equipped with headlights. If one of the
bulbs should burn out, replace the bulb as follows:
LENSES
NOTCH
BULB
SOCKET
SCREW
•
Fully raise the hood.
•
Pull the wire harness plug from the bulb/socket
assembly to unplug the wire harness. See
Figure 35.
REFLECTOR
NOTCH
WIRE
HARNESS
PLUG
INNER
HOUSING
OUTER
HOUSING
Figure 36
BULB/SOCKET
ASSEMBLY
Figure 35
•
Turn the bulb/socket assembly approximately a
quarter turn counterclockwise to align its tabs
with the notches of the reflector, then remove
from the reflector.
•
Replace with a new bulb/socket assembly (Cub
Cadet No. 725-04084).
•
Align the tabs of the new bulb/socket assembly
with the notches of the reflector and insert the
bulb.
•
Remove the outer housing and lenses.
•
Push in on the bulb and turn counterclockwise
to remove the bulb from the light socket.
•
Align the new bulb with the socket slot, push
the bulb into the socket, and turn clockwise to
lock it in the socket.
•
While making certain the lenses engage the
front and rear grooves of the inner housing,
install the lenses and outer housing. Secure
with the two screws.
SERVICING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Fuses are installed to protect the tractor’s electrical
system from damage caused by excessive amperage. Always use the same capacity fuse for
replacement. If the electrical system does not function, check for blown fuses. See Figure 37
If you have a recurring problem with blown fuses,
have the tractor’s electrical system checked by your
Cub Cadet dealer.
Turn the bulb/socket assembly clockwise to
lock in place. Push the wire harness plug fully
into the bulb socket.
HAZARD BULB REPLACEMENT
Flashing hazard lights are installed on each side of
the ROPS. Replace the bulbs as follows:
•
•
Grasp the outer half of the light housing and
both the front and rear lenses. Accessing the
screws from the notches at the top and bottom
of the outer housing, remove the two screws
fastening the outer and inner housings
together. See Figure 36.
GOOD
BAD
Figure 37
30
Accessing the Fuse Center
To replace the main fuse:
The fuse center is located on the inside right of the
dash panel. To access the fuse center, remove the
dash panel insert by removing the two screws. See
Figure 38.
•
Raise tractor hood and remove right side panel.
•
Locate the main fuse under the dash panel,
along the tractor’s right frame rail. See Figure 40.
To cover the fuse center, reposition the dash panel
insert in the dash and secure with the two screws.
RT. FRAME
WIRE
RAIL
HARNESS
SCREWS
DASH
PANEL
DASH
PANEL
INSERT
FUSE HOLDER
MAIN FUSE
Figure 40
Figure 38
Instrument Panel Fuses
The instrument panel’s circuitry is protected by the
two fuses in the fuse center. If the instrument panel
does not function properly, check the fuses.
•
•
Pull the fuse from the fuse holder and replace
with the same capacity fuse (30 Amp). NEVER
use a higher amperage fuse.
•
Install side panel and lower tractor hood.
Hazard Light Flasher Relay
Pull the fuses from the fuse center and check
their condition. Replace a blown fuse with the
same capacity fuse (3 Amp). See Figure 39.
The flasher relay controls the on/off flashing of the
hazard lights. If the hazard lights do not function
properly, the flasher relay is probably faulty.
Relays
The PTO relay and starter relay, located in the fuse
center, maintain power to each of those circuits. If
one of the circuits is not functioning properly, have
your dealer electrically check the relay. See Figure
39.
Replace the relay as follows:
INSTRUMENT
PANEL FUSES
(3 AMP)
STARTER
RELAY
PTO RELAY
•
Remove the dash panel insert by removing the
two screws. Refer to Figure 38.
•
Pull the wire harness from the dash opening.
Cut and remove the electrical tape holding the
flasher relay to the harness. See Figure 41
•
Note the position of the two harness leads; then
disconnect the leads from the faulty relay and
connect to the new relay.
•
Secure the relay to the wire harness with
electrical tape. Reposition the wire harness in
the dash panel and reinstall the dash insert.
WIRE
HARNESS
TAPE
FUSE
CENTER
Figure 39
HARNESS
LEADS
Main Fuse
The main fuse in the tractor wire harness protects
the tractor’s entire electrical system. A blown main
fuse will prevent battery current from passing
though the harness.
FLASHER
RELAY
Figure 41
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25 Hour Break-In Period Filter Change
CHECKING TRANSMISSION/HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM OIL LEVEL
During the initial hours of tractor operation,
contaminants caused by the normal break-in of
internal transmission and hydraulic system
components will collect in the oil filters. Because of
this, both the hydro transmission and hydraulic
system filters should be changed after the first 25
hours of operation.
Check the hydro transmission/hydraulic system oil
level before each use. NOTE: Check the oil level
only while the engine is stopped and the tractor is
standing on a level surface.
The oil level sight glass is located in the rear of the
transmission housing, just to the right of the rear
PTO shaft. Refer to Figure 42.
Hydro Pump Filter — Part No. BS-492392S
The oil level is okay if oil can be seen through the
sight glass. If the level is below the sight glass, oil
must be added to the transmission as follows:
•
Hydraulic System Filter — Part No. 723-0405
NOTE: If a front end loader, or a loader and backhoe, is installed on the tractor after the first 25
hours of operation, it is recommended that the filters again be changed after the first 25 hours of
operation with these attachments installed.
Locate the oil fill plug on the upper right of the
rear of the transmission housing. See Figure 42.
OIL FILL PLUG
Changing Hydro Transmission Oil Filter
The hydro transmission oil filter should be changed
after the first 25 of tractor operation, and after every
100 hours operation.
OIL LEVEL
SIGHT
HOLE
•
Stop the tractor engine and lower the mower
deck or any other hydraulically lifted implement
to the ground.
•
Slide the seat fully forward; then tilt seat forward.
•
Through the access hole in the rear fender,
clean the area around the hydro transmission
oil filter to prevent debris from entering the
hydraulic system. Refer to Figure 43.
•
Stuff shop rags underneath the hydro transmission filter to absorb any lost oil when the filter is
removed. Refer to Figure 43.
Figure 42
•
Clean the area around the oil fill plug to prevent
debris from entering the transmission housing.
•
Turn the oil fill plug counterclockwise to unscrew
from the transmission housing.
•
Insert a funnel (preferably with a flexible spout)
into the fill hole of the transmission housing.
•
Add Cub Cadet Drive System Plus oil until the
oil level can be seen through the sight glass.
Do not overfill the transmission.
IMPORTANT: Always use Cub Cadet Drive
System Plus oil to ensure correct formulation.
Substitute oils could affect performance and
may cause damage to the transmission.
•
HYDRO
TRANSMISSION
FILTER
ACCESS HOLE
IN FENDER
Reinsert the oil fill plug into the transmission
housing and turn clockwise until tight.
Seat Removed
for Clarity
CHANGING THE HYDRO TRANSMISSION AND
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OIL FILTERS
With the exception of the first oil filter change after
the 25 hour break-in period, the hydraulic system oil
filter should be changed along with the
transmission/hydraulic system oil after every 200
hours of operation. The hydro transmission filter
should be changed after every 100 hours of
operation.
Figure 43
•
32
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new hydro transmission filter.
•
Remove the old hydraulic system filter by turning it counterclockwise.
•
When performing the 200 hour filter change,
clean the oil filter base.
•
Install the new filter. Turn the filter clockwise,
by hand, until the gasket contacts the filter base
on the transmission housing; then tighten the
filter an additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
The hydro transmission oil filter should be changed
after the first 25 of tractor operation, and after every
200 hours operation.
•
Clean the area around the transmission fill plug
to prevent debris from entering the transmission (Refer to Figure 42) and remove the plug.
•
•
Following the instructions previously provided
in CHECKING TRANSMISSION/HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM OIL LEVEL, refill the transmission
with the clean oil and/or new hydraulic oil.
•
Reinsert the oil fill plug into the transmission
housing and turn clockwise until tight.
•
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 housing.
•
•
Remove the old hydrostatic filter by turning it
counterclockwise, and immediately replace with
the new filter. Turn the filter clockwise by hand
until the gasket contacts the filter base; then
tighten the filter an additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
Clean any residual oil from the top of the
transmission.
Changing Hydraulic System Filter
•
•
Stop the tractor engine and lower the mower
deck or any other hydraulically lifted implement
to the ground. NOTE: To improve access to the
hydraulic system filter, the mower deck may be
removed from the tractor.
Clean the area around the hydraulic system oil
filter to prevent debris from entering the transmission housing.
Position a suitable container below the hydraulic system filter. Refer to Figure 44
NOTE (25 Hour Break-In Filter Change Only): A
large volume of oil may drain from the transmission
when changing the hydraulic system oil filter. If
collected in a clean container and kept free of
debris, this oil may be reused in the transmission/
hydraulic system.
CHANGING THE HYDRO TRANSMISSION AND
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OIL
Change the hydrostatic transmission/hydraulic
system oil after every 200 hours of operation. The
dry capacity of the transmission/hydraulic system is
approximately 20 quarts.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
OIL FILTER
Change the transmission/hydraulic system oil as
follows:
•
Operate the tractor for a short period to warm
the oil to the normal operating temperature.
Place the tractor on a level surface and engage
the parking brake.
•
Stop the tractor engine and lower the mower
deck or any other hydraulically lifted implement
to the ground. NOTE: To improve access to the
drain plug and hydraulic system filter, the
mower deck may be removed from the tractor.
•
Clean the area around the transmission drain
plug and the oil fill plug to prevent debris from
entering the transmission. Refer to Figure 42
and Figure 44.
•
Place a suitable container(s) beneath the front
of the transmission housing.
•
Remove the oil fill plug to help vent the transmission, then remove the drain plug and allow
the transmission oil to drain into the container(s). Reinstall the drain plug after draining
the oil. Refer to Figure 42 and Figure 44.
TRANSMISSION
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 44
•
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new hydraulic system filter.
NOTE: If performing the 25 hour break-in filter
change, install the new filter as quickly as possible
to minimize the amount of oil that drains from the
transmission.
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Dispose of used oil in an environmentally
safe manner. If necessary, contact your
area EPA office for proper disposal procedures and recycling center locations.
•
Change the hydro transmission filter as
instructed in Changing Hydro Transmission
Oil Filter.
•
Change the hydraulic system filter as instructed
in Changing Hydraulic System Oil Filter.
•
Insert a funnel (preferably one with a flexible
spout) into the fill hole in the rear of the transmission housing.
•
Pour Cub Cadet Drive System Plus oil into the
transmission housing until the oil level can be
seen through the sight glass. Do not overfill the
transmission.
Reinsert the oil fill plug into the transmission
housing and turn clockwise until tight.
•
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 housing.
Turn the oil fill plug/dipstick counterclockwise to
unscrew from the axle housing.
•
Withdraw the dipstick and wipe it clean, then
reinsert and screw in all the way. Unscrew and
withdraw again to read the oil level. Always
keep the oil level between the bottom and the
full mark of the dipstick (See Figure 45).
•
If the oil level is low, add only enough Cub Cadet
Gear Lube to bring the level to the full mark on
the dipstick. NEVER overfill the axle housing.
•
Reinsert the fill plug/dipstick into the axle
housing and turn clockwise to fully tighten.
Check Final Reduction Gear Case Oil
Check the oil level at the two final reduction gear
case fill plugs.
IMPORTANT: Always use Cub Cadet Drive
System Plus oil to ensure correct formulation.
Substitute oils could affect performance and
may cause damage to the transmission.
•
•
•
Locate the fill plugs approximately midway up
on the rear of the right and left gear cases. See
Figure 46.
•
Remove the fill plugs and check that the oil
level is at the bottom edge of the fill port
opening.
CHECKING OIL LEVEL IN FRONT AXLE AND
FINAL REDUCTION GEAR CASES.
FILL PLUG
Check the front axle and final reduction gear case
oil levels after every 50 hours of operation. Check
the oil level only while the engine is stopped and
the tractor is standing on a level surface.
RH FINAL
REDUCTION
GEAR CASE
Check Front Axle Oil
•
The oil fill plug/dipstick is located on the left
side of the axle housing. See Figure 45.
•
Clean the area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the axle housing.
See Figure 45.
Figure 46
•
If the oil level is low, use a funnel with a flexible
spout to add enough Cub Cadet Gear Lube to
bring the level up to the bottom of the fill port.
•
Reinstall the fill plug in each gear case.
OIL FILL PLUG/DIPSTICK
CHANGING FRONT AXLE AND FINAL
REDUCTION GEAR CASE OIL
FRONT AXLE
Change the front axle and final reduction gear case
oil after every 300 hours of operation. The total dry
capacity of both gear cases and the axle housing is
approximately 82 oz. (2.5 qts.)
Change the front axle and final reduction gear case
as follows:
FULL MARK
•
Figure 45
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Operate the tractor for a short period to warm
the oil to the normal operating temperature.
Place the tractor on a level surface, engage the
parking brake, and stop the tractor engine.
•
To prevent debris from entering the front axle
housing, clean the area around the oil fill plug/
dipstick and the axle drain plug located at the
center front of the axle. Refer to Figure 45 and
Figure 47.
•
Using a funnel with a flexible spout, fill the gear
case up to the bottom of the fill port with Cub
Cadet Gear Lube. Reinstall the fill plug.
•
Repeat the previous three steps to change the
oil in the other final reduction gear case.
Dispose of used oil in an environmentally
safe manner. If necessary, contact your
area EPA office for proper disposal procedures and recycling center locations.
LUBRICATION OF DRIVE SHAFT
Lubricate both ends of the drive shaft after every 50
hours of operation as follows:
FRONT AXLE
DRAIN PLUG
•
The front end of the drive shaft can be
accessed from under the hood, and the rear
end by removing the six screws and the center
fender cover. The drive shaft can also be
accessed from the underside of the tractor.
NOTE: It may be necessary to rotate the drive
shaft to access the grease fittings.
•
Using a pressure lubricating gun, lubricate the
drive shaft with Cub Cadet 251H EP grease.
Figure 47
•
Place a suitable container beneath the front of
the axle housing.
•
Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick to help vent the
axle, then remove the drain plug and allow the
oil to drain into the container. Reinstall the drain
plug after draining the oil. See Figure 47.
•
Fill the axle with Cub Cadet Gear Lube until the
oil level reaches the full mark on the dipstick.
Do not over fill the axle housing.
•
Reinstall the fill plug/dipstick in the axle housing.
•
Move the drain pan underneath either of the final
reduction gear cases.
•
Remove the fill plug and drain plug from the gear
case and drain the oil. See Figure 48. After the
oil has drained, reinstall the drain plug.
LUBRICATION OF FWD DRIVE SHAFT
Lubricate both ends of the FWD drive shaft with
Cub Cadet 251H EP grease after every 50 hours of
operation. The FWD drive shaft can be accessed
from beneath the tractor.
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE
The front and rear wheel bolts should be retorqued
after the first ten hours of operation and every 100
hours thereafter, or if the wheel assembly has been
removed. Using a torque wrench, retighten the lug
nuts as follows:
Rear Wheels—In a staggered pattern, retorque the
rear wheel lug nuts to 60-70 ft. lbs.
Front Wheels—In a staggered pattern, retorque
the front wheel lug nuts to 60-70 ft. lbs.
FILL PLUG
RH FINAL
REDUCTION
GEAR CASE
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 48
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TIRE MAINTENANCE
•
Check the tire air pressure after every 50 hours of
operation or weekly. Keep the tires inflated to the
recommended pressures. Improper inflation will
shorten the service life of a tire. See the tire side
wall, or the Tire Inflation chart, for proper inflation
pressures. Observe the following guidelines:
Make certain the jack used to raise the tractor
has a weight capacity adequate for lifting the
tractor.
•
Place the tractor on a firm, level surface and
position jack stands to support the raised
tractor while repairing tires.
•
DO NOT place any part of your body beneath
the tractor or start the tractor engine while the
tractor is raised off the ground with a jack.
•
Do not inflate a tire above the maximum
pressure shown either on the sidewall of the
tire or the Tire Inflation chart.
•
Do not reinflate a tire that has been run flat or
seriously under inflated. Have a qualified tire
mechanic inspect and service the tire.
Position
WARNING: Servicing tires can be dangerous. Whenever possible, trained
personnel should service and mount
tires.
Front
Rear
If you must service the tires, observe the following
safety precautions to avoid an injury or fatality:
•
Make certain the rim is clean and free of rust.
•
Lubricate the flanges of the rim and beads of
the tire with soap solution.
MAINTENANCE OF THE ROLLOVER
PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE (ROPS)
Periodically (at least every six months) visually
inspect the ROPS for damage and loose fasteners.
If damage is noted, contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
If an accident has occurred which may have
damaged the ROPS, have the ROPS thoroughly
inspected by your Cub Cadet dealer.
WARNING: When seating the beads,
never inflate a tire over 35 PSI. Inflating a tire with unseated beads beyond
35 PSI could break the bead or rim with
sufficient explosive force to cause a
serious injury.
•
TIRE INFLATION CHART
Tread
Max. Inflation
Type
Tire Size
Pressure
Turf
18 x 8.5-8
15 psi
Ag
18 x 9.5-8
10 psi
Turf
26 x 12-12
22 psi
Ag
26 x 12-12
20 psi
WARNING: To ensure the structural
integrity of the ROPS to provide operator protection, do not attempt to
straighten or weld the ROPS. A damaged ROPS should be replaced.
Inflate the tire to seat the beads. If the tire
beads have not seated at or before 35 PSI,
allow the tire to deflate. Reposition the tire on
the rim, lubricate the tire beads and rim flanges,
and reinflate until seated - up to a maximum of
35 PSI.
If the ROPS is removed for any reason, make sure
the proper hardware is used to reinstall it, and that
the recommended torque values are applied to the
fasteners.
•
After the beads have seated, adjust the inflation pressure to the recommended operating
pressure.
When replacing or reinstalling the ROPS, apply
Loctite ® 242 to the threads of the bolts and torque
the bolts to 60 to 70 ft. lbs.
•
Do not use a damaged rim, or attempt to repair
a rim by brazing, welding, or pounding out.
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TRACTOR STORAGE
FRONT OF ENGINE
If your tractor is not going to be operated for an
extended period of time (thirty days to approximately six months), the tractor should be prepared
for storage. Store the tractor in a dry and protected
location. If stored outside, cover the tractor (including the tires) to protect it from the elements. The
procedures outlined below should be performed
whenever the tractor is placed in storage.
CARBURETOR
BOWL
DRAIN
SCREW
1. Change the engine oil and filter following the
instructions provided in CHANGING THE
ENGINE OIL AND FILTER in SECTION 5.
CARBURETOR
BOWL DRAIN
LEFT VALVE
COVER
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.
Figure 49
3. Clean the engine and the entire tractor
thoroughly.
4. Drain and flush the cooling system. Refill with a
minimum 50/50 antifreeze and water coolant
solution. Use a higher percentage of antifreeze
if the tractor will be subjected to temperatures
below minus 30° F.
WARNING: Fuel left in the fuel tank
deteriorates and will cause serious
starting problems.
2. If storing the tractor for 30 days or more:
To prevent gum deposits from forming inside
the engine’s carburetor and causing possible
malfunction of the engine, the fuel system must
be either completely emptied, or the gasoline
must be treated with a stabilizer to prevent
deterioration.
5. Fully charge the battery, then disconnect the
negative cable at the battery to prevent possible discharge. Recharge the battery periodically
when in storage.
NOTE: Remove the battery if exposed to prolonged
periods of sub-freezing temperatures. Store in a
cool, dry location where temperatures are above
freezing.
Using a fuel stabilizer:
• Read the product manufacturer’s instructions
and recommendations.
6. Lubricate all lubrication points.
• Add to clean, fresh gasoline the correct
amount of stabilizer for the capacity
(approximately 6 gallons) of the fuel system.
7. Jack up and block the tractor to remove the
weight from the tires if stored for a long period.
If not blocked up, reinflate the tires regularly.
• Fill the fuel tank with treated fuel and run the
engine for 2-3 minutes to get stabilized fuel
into the carburetor.
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.
Emptying the fuel system:
• Prior to putting the tractor in storage, monitor
fuel consumption with the goal of running the
fuel tank empty.
REMOVING THE TRACTOR FROM STORAGE
• If a large volume of fuel is left-over, the fuel
line can be disconnected at the fuel filter and
the leftover fuel drained into an approved
container.
• Run the engine until it begins to stall. Use the
choke to keep the engine running until all fuel
in the carburetor has been exhausted.
• Place a small container or rag beneath the
carburetor bowl drain and loosen the drain
screw to completely drain the fuel from the
carburetor. See Figure 49.
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•
Check the engine oil and coolant levels.
•
Fully charge the battery and inflate the tires to
the recommended pressure.
•
Start the engine and allow to idle for a few
minutes to ensure engine is operating properly.
•
Drive the tractor without a load to make certain
all the tractor systems are functioning properly.
SECTION 5: ENGINE INFORMATION AND MAINTENANCE
KAWASAKI LIMITED WARRANTY
CALIFORNIA AND FEDERAL
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEMS
SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINES
The California Air Resources Board, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , and Kawasaki Motors Corp.,
U.S.A. (hereinafter “Kawasaki”) are pleased to explain the Emission Control Systems Warranty on your Kawasaki
small off-road engine. In California and other states, new small off-road engines must be designed, built and
equipped to meet the stringent anti-smog standards. Kawasaki must warrant the emission control system on your
small off-road engine for the period of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper
maintenance of your small off-road engine. Your emission control system may include parts such as the
carburetor or fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses,
belts, connectors and other emission related assemblies. Where a warrantable condition exists, Kawasaki will
repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you including diagnosis (if the diagnostic work is performed at a
Kawasaki small off-road engine dealer), parts and labor.
OWNERS WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES. The following obligations must be fulfilled by the owner to maintain
the validity of the Kawasaki California / EPA Emission Systems Warranty:
(a) As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance
listed in your owner’s manual. Kawasaki recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance
on your small off-road engine, but Kawasaki cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for
your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
(b) You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to an authorized Kawasaki small off-road
engine dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable
amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
(c) As the small off-road engine owner, you should also be aware that Kawasaki may deny you warranty
coverage if your small off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or
unapproved modifications.
d) If you have any questions regarding your warranty right and responsibilities, you should contact Kawasaki
Motors Corp., U.S.A., Consumer Services Department, 5080 36th Street S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512,
(616)949-6500.
1. COVERAGE. Kawasaki warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser that the small off-road
engine is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause a failure of a warranted part for a period
of two years. Kawasaki is liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted
part still under warranty. The 1995 and later small off-road engines are warranted for two years in California.
In all other states, 1997 and later model year small off-road engines are warranted for two years. If any
emission-related part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Kawasaki. This
warranty time period shall begin on the date the small off-road engine is delivered to the initial purchaser, or
on the date the small off-road engine is first placed in service.
Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized Kawasaki small offroad engine dealer located within the United States of America. Any manufacturer-approved replacement part
may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs on emission-related parts, and must
be provided without charge to the owner if the part is still under warranty. Any part or parts replaced under
this warranty shall become the property of Kawasaki.
The emission related warranted parts are specifically defined by the California Air Resources Board’s
Emission Warranty Parts List. (EPA’s regulations do not include a parts list, but EPA considers emissionrelated parts to include all parts listed here.) These warranted parts are: carburetor and internal parts, spark
advance/retard system, cold start enrichment system, magneto or electronic ignition system, catalytic
converter, intake manifold, exhaust manifold, air cleaner element, and spark plugs if failure occurs prior to the
first required scheduled replacement, hoses, clamps, fittings, gaskets, sealing devices, mounting hardware
and tubing used directly in these parts.
Since emission related parts may vary slightly from model to model, certain models may not contain all of
these parts and certain models may contain functionally equivalent parts.
2. LIMITATIONS. This Emission Control Systems Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
(a) Repair or replacement required as a result of (i) misuse or neglect, (ii) lack of required maintenance, (iii)
repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed, (iv) use of replacement parts or
accessories not conforming to Kawasaki specifications which adversely affect performance and/or
durability, (v) alterations or modifications not recommended or approved in writing by Kawasaki.
(b) Replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance at and
after the first scheduled replacement point.
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3. LIMITED LIABILITY.
(a) The liability of Kawasaki under this Emission Control Systems Warranty is limited solely to the remedying
of defects in materials or workmanship by any authorized Kawasaki small off-road engine dealer at its
place of business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss
of use of the small off-road engine or transportation of the small off-road engine to or from the Kawasaki
dealer. KAWASAKI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSE, LOSS OR DAMAGE,
WHETHER DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (EXCEPTION LISTED UNDER COVERAGE) OR
EXEMPLARY ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE
KAWASAKI SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINE FOR ANY PURPOSE.
(b) NO EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY KAWASAKI WITH
RESPECT TO THE KAWASAKI SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINE EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH
HEREIN. ANY EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING ANY
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS EXPRESSLY
LIMITED TO THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN. THE
FOREGOING STATEMENTS OF WARRANTY ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
REMEDIES.
(c) No dealer is authorized to modify this Kawasaki Limited Emission Control System Warranty.
(d) Kawasaki is not liable for parts which are not genuine Kawasaki parts except when genuine Kawasaki
parts cause damage to non-Kawasaki parts.
5. LEGAL RIGHTS. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS.
6. THIS WARRANTY IS IN ADDITION TO THE KAWASAKI LIMITED SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINE
WARRANTY.
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cooling fins. Blow the debris out using compressed
air directed from the fan shroud side of the radiator.
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Use care when servicing
any component in the engine area. If
the engine has recently been operated,
components will be hot and could
cause burns. Allow the engine to cool
before servicing.
Reinsert the screen, making sure that it is in the
slots of the radiator frame.
CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL
Before each use, the oil level in the engine
crankcase should be checked to see that it is filled
to the correct level. During the "break in" period for
the engine, closely monitor the engine oil level. The
oil level should be checked hourly during the first 5
hours of operation.
WARNING: Before servicing the engine,
place the tractor on a level surface,
stop the engine, engage the parking
brake, and remove the key from the
ignition switch. For additional safety,
remove the spark plugs to prevent
accidental starting.
•
Check the oil level only while the engine is
stopped and the tractor is level. Clean the area
around the oil level dipstick to prevent debris
from entering the crankcase. See Figure 51.
•
If recently operated, allow the engine to cool
and the oil to drain back into the oil pan.
•
To check the oil level, withdraw the dipstick and
wipe it clean; then insert the dipstick all the way
into the tube before withdrawing it for a true
reading. See Figure 51.
CLEANING THE ENGINE
This tractor has a liquid-cooled engine. Air must be
able to circulate freely through the fins of the radiator and the transmission oil cooler. Keep this area
free of accumulated dirt and debris to prevent
engine overheating, which could possibly cause
extensive engine damage.
WARNING: Keep the muffler area clean.
Before running the engine, remove all
combustible debris from the muffler area.
OIL FILL CAP
DIPSTICK
CLEANING THE RADIATOR SCREEN AND
RADIATOR
To remove the radiator screen, lift the hood and
carefully lift the screen by its center tab. Flush the
screen with water to clean its surface. See Figure 50.
RADIATOR
CAP
RADIATOR
SCREEN
VALVE COVER
DIPSTICK TUBE
Figure 51
•
Always keep the oil level between the ‘H’ (full)
and the ‘L’ (add) marks on the dipstick. See
Figure 52.
•
Reinsert the dipstick into the dipstick tube and
push firmly into the tube.
Full H
TRANSMISSION
OIL COOLER
Operating
Range
RADIATOR
Add
Figure 50
Check the radiator and transmission oil cooler fins
for any accumulation of debris lodged between
L
Figure 52
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ADDING ENGINE OIL
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.
•
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.
•
Remove the dipstick and oil fill cap from the
engine. Refer to Figure 51.
•
Locate the engine drain valve on the rear of the
engine (See Figure 53). Place a suitable
container below the open end of the drain valve
to collect the old oil.
Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE in the MAINTENANCE SECTION of this manual to determine the
proper type of oil to add to the crankcase for the
conditions under which the engine will be operated.
•
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.
Refer to Figure 51.
•
Turn the oil filler cap counterclockwise to
unscrew from the right valve cover.
•
SLOWLY pour oil into the crankcase until the
oil level reaches the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick. Refer to Figure 52.
•
Insert the oil fill cap into the valve cover and
turn clockwise until fully tightened. Reinsert the
dipstick into the dipstick tube and push firmly
into the tube.
HEX
DRAIN
COCK
ENGINE
DRAIN
VALVE
Figure 53
IMPORTANT: The oil fill cap and dipstick must
always be installed securely in place when the
engine is running. Severe engine damage could
result from failure to do so.
CHANGING THE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
•
Turn the valve’s hex drain cock counterclockwise to open the valve.
•
Allow the old oil to completely drain from the
engine crankcase into the container below.
•
Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise
using an automotive type filter wrench to
loosen. See Figure 54.
WARNING: Because the engine is run
prior to draining the oil, the engine may
be hot. Use caution to avoid burning
yourself on engine surfaces.
The engine oil and oil filter should be changed after
the first eight hours of operation and every 100
hours thereafter. Refer to the LUBRICATION
TABLE in the MAINTENANCE SECTION of this
manual for the quantity of oil needed, and to determine the proper type of oil to use for the conditions
under which the engine will be operated.
H
L
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 engine impurities. Use
care to avoid burns from hot oil. While the engine
oil is warm, proceed as follows:
COOLANT
RESERVOIR
FULL MARK
ADD MARK
Figure 54
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OIL FILTER
•
Turn the valve drain cock fully clockwise to
close the valve, and clean any residual oil from
the valve. Refer to Figure 53.
•
Raise the tractor hood and check the coolant
level in the overflow reservoir on the left side of
the engine. Refer to Figure 54.
•
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 filter mounting surface, then tighten the filter an additional 3/4 turn.
•
If the coolant level is below the "L" (add) mark,
remove the cap from the reservoir and add
coolant solution to the "H" (full) mark.
•
Refill the crankcase to the "FULL" mark on the
dipstick with the appropriate type oil.
•
Reinstall the oil fill cap and dipstick.
•
Start the engine and run for about 3 minutes.
Stop the engine and check for leaks at the oil
filter and drain valve.
•
Recheck the oil level and, if needed, add oil to
bring the oil level up to the "FULL" mark.
NOTE: The cooling system is a closed type.
Normally, to prevent air from entering the system,
the radiator cap should not be removed.
If the overflow reservoir is empty, the
radiator cap should be removed and the
level in the radiator checked before adding
to the reservoir. If necessary, first refill the
through the remote filler neck as follows:
WARNING: It is dangerous to remove
the radiator cap when the system is
hot. Allow the system to cool before
removing the radiator cap.
WARNING: Never overfill the engine
crankcase. The engine may overheat
and/or damage may result. 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.
•
Turn the remote radiator cap counterclockwise
to the first stop to release any pressure. See
Figure 55.
•
Push downward on the cap and turn counterclockwise until the cap stops then lift cap off.
Dispose of used oil in an environmentally
safe manner. If necessary, contact your
area EPA office for proper disposal
procedures and recycling center locations.
REMOTE
RADIATOR
CAP
IMPORTANT: The oil fill cap and dipstick must
always be installed securely in place when the
engine is running. Severe engine damage could
result from failure to do so.
REMOTE
FILLER
NECK
CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL
OVERFLOW
HOSE
Before each use, the engine coolant level in the
overflow reservoir should be checked to ensure it is
within the operating range. Engine coolant absorbs
heat from the engine and transfers the heat to the
air flowing through the radiator. If the coolant level
becomes low, the engine may overheat and could
cause severe damage to the engine.
Use a permanent type antifreeze containing corrosion and rust inhibitors for cast iron engines and
aluminum radiators. Dilute the antifreeze with water
at a 1:1 ratio to mix the coolant solution (50% antifreeze : 50% water).
NOTE: Distilled water is recommended for the coolant solution if your tap water has a high mineral
content. Minerals cause scaling in the engine and
the radiator coolant passages. System efficiency
will be greatly reduced over time and severe engine
damage may result.
•
remote
coolant
coolant
system
REMOTE
HOSE
Figure 55
Check the coolant level when the engine is cold
and the tractor is on a level surface.
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•
Slowly pour coolant into the remote filler neck
until the level reaches the bottom of the filler
neck overflow flange.
•
Wait a few minutes to allow as much air as
possible to escape through the filler neck, then
reinstall the radiator cap.
•
Fill the overflow reservoir to the "H" (full) mark.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run for a short
period. Stop the engine.
•
Recheck the coolant level in the overflow
reservoir and refill as needed. Reinstall the
reservoir cap.
INSPECTION OF COOLING SYSTEM HOSES
•
Check the cooling system hoses for any cracks or
deterioration every 200 hours of operation. Check
all hose connections for looseness. Replace any
damaged hoses and tighten any loose connections.
In stages, SLOWLY pour the coolant solution
into the filler neck, allowing as much air as
possible to escape through the neck. Fill to the
overflow flange of the filler neck.
•
Wait a few minutes to allow air to escape
through the filler neck and refill as needed, then
reinstall the radiator cap.
The engine coolant should be drained and replaced
with new coolant solution after every 400 hours of
operation.
•
Fill the overflow reservoir to the "H" (full) mark.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run for a short
period. Stop the engine.
The dry capacity of the cooling system is
approximately 3.5 Qts. Follow the instructions
provided previously in this manual under
CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL when
mixing the coolant solution.
•
Recheck the coolant level in the overflow
reservoir and refill as needed. Reinstall the
reservoir cap.
Change the engine coolant as follows:
CHANGING THE ENGINE COOLANT
CHANGING THE AIR CLEANER
•
Drain the coolant when the engine is cold.
•
Place the tractor on a level surface and raise the
tractor hood.
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.
•
Locate the radiator drain plug in the lower left
rear corner of the radiator. See Figure 56.
See Figure 57 for assembly of the air cleaner
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.
KNOB
WASHER
AIR
CLEANER
COVER
OVERFLOW
RESERVOIR
FOAM
PRECLEANER
ELEMENT
COOLANT
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 56
•
Place a suitable container beneath the drain
plug and remove the cap from the overflow
reservoir.
•
Turn the drain plug counterclockwise to remove. Allow as much of the old coolant as possible to drain from the system.
WING NUT
PAPER
ELEMENT
AIR
CLEANER
BODY
Coolant is a toxic substance. Dispose of in
an environmentally safe manner. Contact
your area EPA office for proper disposal
methods and recycling center locations.
•
Reinstall the drain plug and turn clockwise until
fully tightened.
•
Turn the remote radiator cap counterclockwise
to the first stop, then push downward on the
cap and turn counterclockwise to remove.
Refer to Figure 55.
BASE SEAL
AIR
CLEANER
BASE
Figure 57
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SERVICING THE SPARK PLUGS
SERVICING THE FOAM PRECLEANER
Wash the foam precleaner every 25 hours of
operation. Wash more often when operating under
extremely dusty conditions. Replace the precleaner
if torn or otherwise damaged.
WARNING: To avoid possible injury, be
sure the engine is off and has cooled
before making any adjustments or
repairs.
Referring to Figure 57, wash the precleaner as
follows:
Check the spark plugs after every 100 hours of
operation. Replace with new plugs if necessary.
See your authorized dealer for the correct
replacement plugs.
•
Remove the knob and lift off the air cleaner
cover and the washer.
•
Remove the foam precleaner by carefully
slipping it up off the paper element.
•
•
Wash the precleaner in warm water with
detergent. Rinse the precleaner thoroughly to
remove all traces of the detergent. Squeeze out
(do not wring) excess water in a dry cloth. Allow
the precleaner to air dry.
Disconnect the spark plug wires and remove all
dirt from around the spark plug before
removing.
•
Use a spark plug wrench to remove the spark
plugs.
•
Clean carbon deposits from the electrodes
using a soft wire brush.
•
Inspect for cracked porcelain or other wear and
damage. Replace with a new spark plug if
necessary.
•
Check the gap of the spark plugs. The gap
must be .030 inch. Reset if necessary,
•
Reinstall the spark plugs in the engine and
torque to 18 ft-lbs. Connect the spark plug
wires.
•
•
Carefully slip the precleaner fully onto the
paper element.
Reinstall the air cleaner cover, washer, and
knob.
IMPORTANT: Do not apply oil to the foam
precleaner element.
SERVICING THE PAPER ELEMENT
Replace the paper air cleaner element every 300
hours or yearly, whichever comes first. Replace the
element more often if operating the tractor under
extremely dusty conditions. Refer to Figure 57.
•
Remove the knob and lift off the air cleaner
cover and the washer.
•
Remove the wing nut and lift out the paper air
cleaner element.
•
Remove the foam precleaner by carefully
slipping it off the paper element.
•
Check the paper element for excessive dirt,
paper tears, or damage to the seal on the bottom of the element. Replace a dirty or damaged
paper element. Do not use pressurized air to
clean the paper element.
•
When servicing the air cleaner, also inspect the
air cleaner base and the base seal for any type
of damage. Replace if damaged.
•
Slip the precleaner fully onto the paper element and reinstall the paper element onto the
air cleaner base. Secure with the wing nut.
•
Reinstall the air cleaner cover, washer, and
knob.
CHANGING THE FUEL FILTER
WARNING: Do not replace the fuel filter
when tractor is hot. Allow the tractor to
cool before separating the fuel lines.
The tractor is equipped with an in-line fuel filter. The
fuel filter can be accessed from underneath the
tractor along the left side of the tractor frame, just
forward of the fuel tank.
The fuel filter cannot be disassembled. Consequently you must visually inspect the filter
periodically. Inspect 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.
IMPORTANT: Properly cleaned and installed
air cleaner elements significantly contribute to
prolonging engine life.
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SECTION 6: SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Manufacturer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kawasaki
Horsepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 OHV
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liquid
Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.07 in. (78 mm)
Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.07 in. (78 mm)
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.5 cu. in. (745 ml)
Low Idle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1550 rpm
High Idle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3600 rpm
Valve Clearance (Cold)
Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .006 in. (0.15 mm)
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .006 in. (0.15 mm)
Spark Plug Gap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .030 in. (0.75 mm)
Crank Case Capacity (With Filter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1 qts. (2.0 L)
Cooling System
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pressure System, Thermostat
Bypass, Impellar Type Pump
Thermostat:
Start to Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180°F (82°C)
Fully Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205°F (96°C)
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 psi
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 qts. (3.3 L)
Electrical System
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flywheel-Coil
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Amp Regulated
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Volt / 500 cca
Starter Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solenoid Shift
Fuel System
Fuel Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6 gal. (21.1 L)
Fuel Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unleaded Gasoline
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In-line
Fuel Pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electrical
Transmission
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydrostatic
Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4WD
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cub Cadet Drive System Plus Fluid
Capacity (Includes Hydraulics) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 gal. (18.9 L)
Shift Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hi/Lo
Forward Travel Speed
Hi Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forward — 0 to 8.0 mph
Reverse — 0 to 4.0 mph
Lo Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forward — 0 to 4.0 mph
Reverse — 0 to 2.0 mph
Differential Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foot Pedal Control
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SPECIFICATIONS
Hydraulic Lift System
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auxiliary Pump
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fender Mounted Lever
Pump Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5 gal./min.
Maximum Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 psi
Brakes
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . External Dual Disc
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hand Operated Lever
Steering
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydrostatic Power
Turning Radius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 in.
Power Take-Off
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electric Clutch
Speed
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540 rpm
Mid/Front (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 rpm
Shaft Size
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.375 in. (35 mm)
Mid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 in (25.4 mm)
Horse Power at PTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Tires
Turf-Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 x 8.5-8
Turf-Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 x 12-12
Ag-Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 x 9.5-8
Ag-Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 x 12-12
General Dimensions
Overall Length (w/o Hitch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 in.
Overall Length (w/Hitch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 in.
Overall Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 in.
Overall Height (w/o ROPS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 in.
Overall Height (w/ROPS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 in.
Wheelbase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 in.
Minimum Ground Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 in.
Weight w/ROPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1267 lbs.
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SECTION 7: OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
When purchasing your tractor, you probably had it equipped for your particular needs at that time.
You may later wish to obtain additional equipment or accessories to perform other tasks. Refer to the
chart below for a list of optional equipment and accessories currently available through your Cub
Cadet dealer.
DESCRIPTION
MODEL NUMBER
Backhoe Bucket — 8"; 12"; 16"; 18"; or 24"
590-469-100 thru 590-473-100
590-812-100
(1)(7)
Front End Loader
Front End Loader Mountin Kit
Front Hitch Kit
Backhoe
590-813-100
590-817-100
(3)
590-612-100
(2)
54" Mower Deck
590-810-100
(6)
60" Mower Deck (6)
Mower Deck Mounting Kit
590-811-100
Tractor Cab
590-824-100
590-830-100
590-818-100
(4)
48" Snow Thrower
Sub Frame Kit for Backhoe
590-658-100
590-816-100
(5)
PTO Kit - Front
Hydraulic Valve Kit
590-815-100
(7)
590-820-100
40" Rotary Tiller
590-819-100
(7)
60" Finish Mower
Front Weight Bracket/Bumper
590-821-100
Cruise Control Kit
759-04021
Transmission Oil Heater Kit
759-04039
(1) Requires hydraulic valve kit 590-815-100 and 590-813-100 loader mounting kit
(2) Requires front end loader 590-812-100; sub frame kit 590-658-100; and choice
of available buckets 590-469-100 thru 590-473-100.
(3) Requires hydraulic valve kit 590-815-100
(4) Requires front hitch kit 590-817-100 and front PTO kit 590-816-100.
(5) Requires front hitch kit 590-817-100
(6) Requires mounting kit 590-830-100
(7) See TRACTOR WEIGHTING in SECTION 2: OPERATION
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LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR CUB CADET COMPACT TRACTORS
AND CUB CADET ATTACHMENTS
Proper maintenance of your Cub Cadet equipment is the owner’s responsibility. Follow the instructions in your owner’s
manual for correct lubricants and maintenance schedule. Your Cub Cadet dealer carries a complete line of genuine Cub
Cadet parts and quality lubricants and filters for your equipment’s engine, transmission, chassis and attachments.
This limited warranty covers any defect in materials or workmanship in your Cub Cadet compact tractor and Cub Cadet
attachments from the date of purchase for the first user purchaser.
COMPACT TRACTOR (less the power line) .......................... ONE YEAR OR 1500 HOURS (whichever is first)
POWER LINE:
NON-COMMERCIAL ....................................................... TWO YEARS OR 1500 HOURS (whichever is first)
COMMERCIAL ................................................................ ONE YEAR OR 1500 HOURS (whichever is first)
BATTERY................................................................................ ONE YEAR PRORATED WITH 100% REPLACEMENT
DURING THE FIRST 3 MONTHS
CUB CADET ATTACHMENTS ............................................... ONE YEAR
Commercial use is defined as either having hired operators or used for income producing purposes. In no event will we be
responsible for loss of use, loss of profit, loss of or damage to crops, inconvenience, commercial loss or other incidental or
consequential damages whatsoever.
The power line is defined as (and is limited to):
Cylinder Block
Cylinder Head
(Front) Gear Case
Oil Pan
Clutch Housing and all Parts Contained Therein
Transmission Case or Center Case
Differential Housing
Final Drive Case
Front Axle Case
Mid and Rear PTO Output Shafts
We will replace or repair any part or parts without charge through your Authorized Cub Cadet Compact Tractor Dealer.
ITEMS NOT COVERED
The warranty does not cover routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters (oil, fuel, air and hydraulic), cleaning,
tune-ups, brake and/or clutch inspection, adjustments made as part of normal maintenance, blade sharpening, set-up,
abuse, accident and normal wear. It does not cover incidental costs such as transporting your equipment to and from the
dealer, telephone charges or renting a product temporarily to replace a warranted product. Specific items not covered are:
lamp bulbs, injection nozzles, fuel injection pumps, glow plugs, strainers, fuses, brake linings, clutch facings, clutch discs,
coolant, rubber products, glass products, plastic products, packings, belts and damage caused by use in an application tor
which the product is not designed or any other misuse, neglect, incorporation or use of unsuitable attachments or parts,
unauthorized alteration, improper installation, or any causes other than defects in material or workmanship of the product.
There is no other express warranty.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
Contact your authorized Cub Cadet servicing dealer who sold you your Cub Cadet equipment. If this dealer is not
available, see the Consumer Yellow Pages under “lawn mowers” for the name of a dealer near you.
If you need further assistance in finding an authorized Cub Cadet servicing dealer, contact:
CUB CADET LLC
POST OFFICE BOX 361131
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
HOW DOES STATE LAW APPLY?
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
CHANGES
Cub Cadet LLC reserves the right to make changes in the design and other changes in its products at any time without
notice and without incurring any obligation to product previously manufactured or purchased.