Operator`s manual | Cub Cadet 5252 Lawn Mower User Manual

Operator’s Manual
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]
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 .............................................................................................. 23
SECTION 4: TRACTOR MAINTENANCE ............................................................................ 26
SECTION 5: ENGINE INFORMATION AND MAINTENANCE ............................................. 38
SECTION 6: SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................... 43
SECTION 7: OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES ............................................. 45
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 side of the blower housing at the front of 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:
Model No.
Displacement
Spec. No.
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.
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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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
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.
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.
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Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the
operator.
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.
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Although the ROPS provides you the maximum
protection possible, never take unnecessary risks.
To avoid back-over accidents, always disengage the cutting blades before shifting in
reverse. The "PTO Reverse Overide Switch"
should not be used when children or others
are around.
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Be alert and turn machine off if children enter
the area.
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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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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.
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Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that may
obscure your vision of a child or other hazard.
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Remove key when machine is unattended to
prevent unauthorized operation.
6. SERVICE
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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.
c. Replace the fuel cap securely and wipe off
any spilled fuel before starting the engine as
it may cause a fire or explosion.
d. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
other sources of ignition.
e. Never refuel the machine indoors because
fuel vapors will accumulate in the area.
f. Never store the fuel container or machine inside where there is an open flame or spark,
such as a gas hot water heater, space heater or furnace.
4. OPERATING THE PTO
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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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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.
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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Use extreme care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are extremely flammable and
the vapors are explosive. Use only an approved
container.
Never modify the ROPS in any way.
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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
AVOID SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH
DIE OUTLINE DOES NOT PRINT
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.
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.
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.
READ OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
INSTRUCTION / WARNING LABEL
ON LEFT RUNNING BOARD
WARNING
BATTER IES CO N TAIN ACID AN D EX P LO S IV E G AS .
EX P LOS IO N 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 OR CH AR GER S EE M AN U AL FOR
COR R ECT P R OCED U R E. FAILU R E TO FOLLOW TH E
AB O V E IN S T R U C T IO N S CAN CAU S E S ER IO U S
P ER S ON AL IN JU R Y O R D EATH .
BATTERY WARNING LABEL
LOCATED UNDER HOOD
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K.
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N.
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NOTE: References to LEFT and RIGHT indicate
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.
STOP
ON
START
A. Steering Wheel
The steering wheel is centered on the dash panel,
and used to change the direction (left or right) of
the tractor while driving.
Figure 3
OFF - The engine and electrical system is turned
off.
NOTE: This tractor is equipped with hydraulic
ON - The tractor electrical system is energized.
power steering. With this feature, the cap and
spokes of the steering wheel may change position.
START- The starter motor will turn over the engine.
Release the key immediately when the
engine starts
B. Throttle Handle
E. Brake Pedal
This symbol indicates the
fast position.
Brake Pedal
Symbol
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.
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.
C. PTO Switch
PTO
Switch
Symbol
F.
Reverse Pedal
Reverse
Pedal
Symbol
Figure 2
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.
Figure 5
The reverse control pedal is located on the right
running board below the brake pedal. Press the
pedal down to move in reverse.
D. Ignition Switch
WARNING: Check behind the tractor to
be sure the area is clear of people or
obstacles. Use a slower speed to
maintain control of the tractor when
traveling in reverse.
NOTE: To prevent accidental starting and/or battery
discharge, remove the key from the ignition switch
when the tractor is not in use.
The ignition switch has three positions as follows:
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O. Fuel Fill Cap
The fuel fill cap is located on the left fender beside
the operator’s seat.
G. Forward Pedal
Forward
Pedal
Symbol
P. 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 fully forward to shift into the high
range.
• Pull the lever fully rearward to shift into the low
range.
• Move the lever to the center position to shift
into the neutral position.
Figure 6
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.
H. Hand Holds
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.
WARNING: Never attempt to shift the
Hi/Lo range lever when the tractor is in
motion.
J. 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.
• Move the lift lever fully rearward to raise the lift
arms.
• Move the lift lever forward to lower the lift arms.
• Move the lift lever fully forward and to the right
ahead of the float lock bracket to lock the lift in
the float position.
Q. 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. The indicator light in the overide switch
will illuminate when the switch is depressed to the
"ENGAGED" position.
IMPORTANT: Once activated, this function remains
activated until the ignition switch is turned to the
OFF position for a duration of at least 20 seconds.
K. Cup Holder
The cup holder is located on the right fender.
WARNING: Use EXTREME caution
when operating PTO driven attachments while traveling in the reverse
direction.
L. 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.
R. Parking Brake Lever
Parking
Brake
Symbol
M. 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.
N. 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 is in the folded position, or
the structure has been removed from
the tractor.
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U. Hazard Light Switch
S. Differential Lock Pedal
Diff. Lock
Pedal
Symbol
Figure 10
Figure 8
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.
Located at the front of the left running board, the
differential lock pedal engages the transmission
differential lock.
WARNING: Always activate the flashing hazard lights when operating the
tractor on, or near, roadways.
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.
V. Headlight Switch
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.
Figure 11
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.
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.
T. Choke Control Knob
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.
W. Foldable ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure)
The ROPS is installed to prevent or reduce injuries
to the operator should the tractor accidentally
overturn. The foldable feature allows the ROPS to
be lowered when operating in areas with low
overhead clearance. The protection provided by the
ROPS is minimized if the seat belt is not used, and
is eliminated when in the folded position.
Figure 9
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X. Instrument Panel
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3
Green
Range
4
2
1
HOURS 1/10
RPM
FUEL
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F
0
5
x1000
4
6
Figure 12
5. PTO Engaged Indicator
This indicator illuminates whenever the PTO switch
is pulled upward in the "ENGAGED" position while
the key switch is turned to the "ON" position. Check
this indicator if the engine will not crank with the key
switch in the "START" position—the indicator should
not be illuminated. If necessary, move the PTO
switch to the "DISENGAGED" position.
1. Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge monitors 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 activate the fuel gauge.
2. Tachometer
The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (RPM). Optimal engine operating
speed is approximately 3400-3600 RPM. When
operating PTO driven attachments the RPM indicator needle must be within the green range on the
tachometer dial.
6. Brake Engaged Indicator
This indicator illuminates whenever the brake pedal
is fully depressed or the parking brake is engaged
and the key switch is turned to the "ON" position.
Check this indicator if the engine will not crank when
the key switch is turned to the "START" position—
the indicator should be illuminated. If necessary,
fully depress the brake pedal.
3. Battery Indicator Light
• Bulb illuminates and battery voltage is displayed
briefly when the ignition switch it turned to the
"ON" position.
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Illuminates to indicate the battery voltage has
dropped below 11.5 (+0.5/-1.0) DC volts. The
battery voltage is also displayed on the hour
meter. If this indicator and display come on
during operation, check the battery and charging
system for possible causes and/or contact your
Cub Cadet dealer.
7. Hour Meter/Battery Display
The hour meter records the hours and tenths of an
hour (right most digit) that the tractor has been
operated.
4. Oil Pressure Indicator
This warning lamp indicates low engine oil pressure.
If this indicator illuminates, stop the tractor
immediately and check the engine oil level. If the oil
level is within the operating range, but the light
remains on, contact your Cub Cadet dealer. NOTE:
The oil pressure indicator may illuminate when the
key switch is turned to the on position, but should
turn off when the engine is started.
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The hour meter is activated when the key switch
is turned to the “ON” switch position. Because
the key switch may be accidentally left in the
"ON" position, a record of the actual hours of
operation should be kept to assure maintenance procedures are completed according to
the schedule in this manual.
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When the key switch is turned to the "ON" position, the battery indicator light briefly illuminates
and the battery voltage is briefly displayed. The
display then changes to the accumulated hours.
SECTION 2: OPERATION
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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.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
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”.
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The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat before
engaging the parking brake.
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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.
•
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.
NEW TRACTOR BREAK-IN PROCEDURES
Proper care during the first hours of operation will
help to assure optimal performance from your new
tractor.
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.
•
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 down or stalling
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 wheel lug bolts and rear wheel lug nuts. If
necessary, retorque to 60-70 ft. lbs.
•
Perform all break-in maintenance procedures
found in the MAINTENANCE section.
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.
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.
STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING: Always sit in the operator’s
seat when starting the tractor. Never
start the tractor from any other
position.
•
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.
•
Make sure the PTO switch is in the “OFF”
position. NOTE: The PTO light on instrument
panel will be lit if the switch is in the "ON"
position.
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.
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.
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•
Move the throttle handle to midway between
the “SLOW” and “FAST” position. Refer to
Figure 15.
•
Allow the engine to run for a few minutes at mid
throttle before putting the engine under load.
•
Observe the instrument panel. If the battery
indicator light or oil pressure light come on,
immediately stop the engine. Have the tractor
inspected by your Cub Cadet dealer.
THROTTLE
HANDLE
SLOW
COLD WEATHER STARTING
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.
FAST
PTO SWITCH
IN ‘OFF’
POSITION
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.
Figure 15
•
•
Either fully depress and hold the brake pedal or
engage the parking brake. NOTE: The parking
brake indicator on instrument panel will light
when the pedal is properly depressed.
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:
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.
NOTE: Upon start-up, a metallic ticking noise may
occur. This is caused by hydraulic lifter leakdown
during storage. The noise will normally cease within
the first minutes of engine warm up. If the noise
continues, increase the engine speed to mid-throttle
and allow the engine to run for several minutes. If
the noise persists, contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
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.
•
•
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.
•
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.
•
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
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.
•
Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
•
Place the throttle control lever somewhere
between the mid and full throttle position.
•
Turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position and
remove the key from the ignition switch.
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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DRIVING THE TRACTOR
WARNING: Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed and sudden stops.
WARNING: Do not leave the seat of the
tractor without disengaging the PTO
and engaging the parking brake. If
leaving the tractor unattended, turn the
ignition key off and remove key.
•
•
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 sub-section below.
•
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).
•
•
Depress the button in the center of the seat belt
buckle to release the seat belt.
The hydrostatic transmission provides constantly
variable ground speeds within the speed rating of
each (HI/LO) transmission range. The tractor speed
is controlled by the forward and reverse pedals on
the front of the right running board.
The forward and reverse pedals are self neutralizing. The transmission and pedals return to neutral
when the pedals are released and the tractor will
slow to a stop. NOTE: Use the brake pedal to stop
the tractor.
WARNING: DO NOT use the seat belt if
the ROPS has been lowered or
structure has been removed from the
tractor.
Adjust the seat belt to fit snugly but comfortably
around your lap, then buckle the seat belt.
Refer to ADJUSTMENTS section.
Turn the ignition switch to “OFF’” and remove
the key from the switch before dismounting.
USING THE FORWARD AND REVERSE PEDALS
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.
•
•
•
To move forward, slowly depress the forward
control pedal (See Figure 16) until the desired
speed is achieved. The speed of the tractor is
directly related to the distance the pedal is
depressed.
PARKING
BRAKE
LEVER
BRAKE
PEDAL
Depress
to go
Forward
Depress
to go in
Reverse
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.
Figure 16
STOPPING THE TRACTOR
•
•
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 16.
•
Depress the rear of the PTO switch to
disengage the PTO.
•
Place the throttle control lever somewhere
between the mid and full throttle position.
To move in reverse, check that the area behind
is clear then slowly depress the reverse control
pedal. Refer to Figure 16.
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.
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DRIVING ON SLOPES
USING THE HI/LO RANGE SHIFT LEVER
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.
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.
IMPORTANT: Always shift the transmission
WARNING: Always maintain a tractor
speed that allows for complete control
and stability of the machine. Be aware
of dangerous areas or conditions.
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
Referring to Figure 17, pull the lever to the right
side of the slot to clear the shift gate, then shift the
lever as follows :
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.
Back the tractor with attachment up the steepest
portion of each slope you intend to work. If the
tractor cannot negotiate the slope in reverse, the
slope is too steep to be worked.
Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must
be made, turn down the slope. Turning up a slope
greatly increases the chance of a roll over.
Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is
necessary to stop while driving up a slope, start up
smoothly and carefully to reduce the possibility of
flipping the tractor over backward.
Figure 17
USING THE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK PEDAL
HI range — Shift the lever fully forward in slot.
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
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.
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.
IMPORTANT: Do not engage the differential
lock when one of the rear wheels is rotating.
Stop the wheel rotation and then engage the
differential lock.
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.
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.
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•
Fully depress and hold the differential lock
pedal to engage the transmission differential
lock. Release the pedal to disengage the
differential lock. See Figure 18.
•
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 gate to lock the lift in the
float position.
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.
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK PEDAL
(Depress and
Hold to Engage)
Figure 18
•
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).
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.
USING THE HYDRAULIC LIFT LEVER
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.
Figure 20
•
Push the bottom of the switch downward to
disengage the PTO.
IMPORTANT: Normally the PTO will not
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.
Figure 19
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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.
USING THE PTO REVERSE OVERRIDE SWITCH
The PTO reverse override switch, located on the
left fender, allows the PTO to operate while the
tractor is traveling in the reverse direction. See
Figure 21.
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.
PTO REVERSE
OVERRIDE
SWITCH
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 override switch will come on.
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.
USING THE TOP LINK RETAINER HOOK
The top link hook is provided to retain the top link of
the three point hitch when not in use.
Figure 21
•
•
To utilize the top link hook, proceed as follows:
IMPORTANT: Once activated, the reverse
override will remain activated until the ignition
switch is turned to the OFF position. If the override switch is illuminated, the system is
activated.
•
Manually lift 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 22.
IMPORTANT: When using the three point
hitch, the retainer hook must be pivoted fully
rearward to avoid interference with the top link.
WARNING: Use EXTREME CAUTION
when operating PTO driven attachments while traveling in the reverse
direction.
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.
Figure 22
To turn off the headlights, depress the bottom
of the light switch.
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IMPORTANT: When transporting pull-behind
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.
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 the cover, proceed as
follows:
•
•
Loosen the two screws on the left side of the
cover. Refer to Figure 23.
Slide the cover to the right until the slots of the
cover are free of the screws and pull the cover
off. See Figure 23.
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.
Refer to the ADJUSTMENTS section for instructions on adjusting the RH adjustable lift link, top
hitch link, and hitch chains. See Figure 24.
Figure 23
•
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 23.
USING THE HITCH PLATE
Use only the hitch plate (Refer to Figure 24), for
towing pull-behind equipment (carts, trailers, etc.)
or dragging loads.
Raise the lower links of the three point hitch to their
highest position to prevent interference with the
towed equipment.
Figure 24
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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. Refer to the Weighting Table for the proper
ballast to be added to the front of the tractor.
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.
• 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
front cast iron weights, a rear weight box, and/or
liquid tire ballast. 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.
Weighting the Rear of the Tractor
To counterbalance front mounted equipment, use a
rear weight box, and/or liquid ballast in the rear
tires. Refer to the Weighting Table for the proper
ballast to be added to the rear of the tractor.
NOTE: Consult with your Cub Cadet dealer about
having liquid ballast added to your tires, and for any
special maintenance after the procedure is
performed. Because special equipment and a
familiarity with the practice is required, only a
qualified tire technician should perform this
procedure.
INSTALL ONLY EQUIPMENT APPROVED FOR
USE ON THE 5000 SERIES TRACTOR.
** If the center of gravity of the additional weight is positioned closer to the rear axle and higher above the
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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 26.
•
While holding the clip, pull the upper webbing
of the belt through the clip toward the buckle
link. See Figure 26.
•
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.
Tip Sides of Clip
BUCKLE
RELEASE
BUTTON
Pull Belt to
Shorten
Pull Belt to
Lengthen
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 25.
BUCKLE
LINK
UPPER
WEBBING
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER
ADJUSTER
CLIP
LOWER
WEBBING
Figure 26
•
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 25
ADJUSTING THE SEAT BELT
WARNING: Always wear the seat belt
when operating the tractor equipped
with a ROPS. If the ROPS has been
lowered or removed, the seat belt
should not be used.
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 27 to
shorten or lengthen the lift link. Tighten the jam
nut against the adjustment tube after adjusting.
JAM
NUT
Loosen
Jam Nut
ADJUSTMENT
TUBE
Shorten
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.
Lengthen
Figure 27
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•
•
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 28. 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
B
Figure 28
•
Figure 30
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 29. Tighten the
jam nut after adjusting.
READJUST THE TOE-IN AS FOLLOWS:
NOTE: The left 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. See Figure 31.
•
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 increase
the toe-in. See Figure 31.
Turn Hex Collar
to Lengthen
ADJUSTMENT
ROD
Forward to lengthen the tie rod and decrease
the toe-in. See Figure 31.
Figure 29
Front of
Tractor
ADJUSTING FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN
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.
Increase
Toe-in
Decrease
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 30.
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 30.
TIE ROD
JAM NUT
RH BALL JOINT
Figure 31
•
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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 32.
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 32.
•
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.
•
Figure 32
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SECTION 4: TRACTOR MAINTENANCE
Apply pressure until clean grease emerges from the
lubrication point.
Miscellaneous working parts not provided with
lubrication fittings should be oiled regularly with a
good grade of lubricating oil.
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.
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
pressure lubricating gun to force in new grease.
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.
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
Type of
Lubricant
Engine
Oil
Capacity
Approx.
2.1 Qts.
w/Filter
Hydrostatic
Transmission
and
Hydraulic
System
Cub Cadet
Drive System
Fluid Plus
Approx.
20 Qts.
(5.0 Gal.)
Lube
Fittings
Grease
As
Needed
API
Classification
SG,
SH,
or
SJ
Anticipated
Ambient
Temp.
SAE
Viscosity
Description
Below 32°F
5W-20 †
5W-30 †
Use High
Quality Engine Oil
0°F to 100°F
10W-30 †
Cub Cadet
737-3030A (1Qt.)
Use Cub Cadet
Drive System Fluid Plus
737-3120 (1 Qt.)
737-3121 (1 Gal.)
Use Cub Cadet
251H EP Grease
737-3034 (14.5 Oz. Cartridge)
† Using multi grade oils (5W-20, 5W-30, and 10W-30) will increase oil consumption. Check the engine
oil level frequently when using them.
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LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE CHART (ILLUSTRATION)
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LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE CHART
Check Engine Oil Level
2
Check Air Cleaner
3
Clean Air Cleaner Foam
Precleaner Element
4
Change Engine Oil and Replace
Oil Filter
5
Retorque Front Wheel Lug Bolts
and Rear Wheel Lug Nuts
6
Check Transmission Oil Level
7
Replace Hydrostatic
Transmission Oil Filter
first
25
hours
8
Replace Hydraulic System Filter
first
25
hours
9
Replace Hydraulic/Hydrostatic
Oil
10
Replace Air Cleaner Paper
Element
Grease Drive Shaft (both ends)
12
Grease Front Steering Knuckles
13
Grease Front Axle Wheel Hubs
14
Grease Front Pivot Axle
15
Grease Power Steering Cylinder
(both ends)
16
Clean and Re-gap Spark Plugs
17
Check Fuel Filter
Before
Storage
Every
400
Hours
Every
300
Hours
Every
200
Hours
Every
100
Hours
•
•
1
11
Every
50
Hours
Every
25
Hours
Operation to
be Performed
Every
10
Hours
Ref.
No.
Before
each use
Service Intervals
†
•
first
10
hours
•
•
•
•
•
•
†
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
† More often when operating under dusty conditions.
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•
ACCESSING THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
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.
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 33.
•
Fully raise the hood so that the hood prop
cylinders hold the hood in the raised position.
Figure 34
Close the hood by pushing downward until captured
by the hood latch.
GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
Lift Hood
WARNING:
Lift 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.
•
If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it with clean
water, then neutralize with a solution of
ammonia/water or baking soda/water.
•
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.
Figure 33
If Equipped With Side Panels, remove them as
follows:
•
Flip the tabs of the two quick release fasteners
up and turn to align with the slots in the side
panel. See Figure 34.
•
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 34.
•
•
To reinstall the side panels:
•
Insert the two side panel tabs into the slots of the
side panel mounting brackets. See Figure 34.
•
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:
•
•
•
•
•
•
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 35.
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 35.
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.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
The battery is filled with battery acid and then
sealed at the factory. However, even a
“maintenance free” battery requires some
maintenance to ensure its proper life cycle.
Install the battery by repeating the above steps in
the reverse order.
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.
•
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
Figure 35
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•
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
SOCKET
The tractor is equipped with headlights. If one of the
bulbs should burn out, replace the bulb as follows:
•
Fully raise the hood.
•
Pull the wire harness plug from the bulb/socket
assembly to unplug the wire harness. See
Figure 36.
Push in
and Turn
BODY
BULB
REFLECTOR
WIRE
HARNESS
PLUG
AMBER
LENSE
BULB/SOCKET
ASSEMBLY
Figure 37
Figure 36
•
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.
•
Turn the bulb/socket assembly clockwise to
lock in place. Push the wire harness plug fully
into the bulb socket.
Align the new bulb with the socket slot, push
the bulb into the socket, and turn clockwise to
lock it in the socket.
•
Position the lense on the hazard light body and
push the lense onto the body until it snaps
firmly into place on the body.
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 38.
If you have a recurring problem with blown fuses,
have the tractor’s electrical system checked by your
Cub Cadet dealer.
HAZARD BULB REPLACEMENT
Flashing hazard lights are installed on each side of
the ROPS. Replace the bulbs as follows:
• Insert a thin bladed screwdriver, or similar tool,
between an amber lense and the hazard light
body, then twist to separate the lense from the
body. Refer to Figure 37.
•
•
GOOD
Push the bulb inward and turn counterclockwise,
then pull the bulb outward to remove from the
light socket. See Figure 37.
BAD
Figure 38
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Electrical Circuit Relays
Several relays, which operate electrical functions of
the tractor, are located inside the lower dash panel.
If one of the circuits is not functioning properly,
have your dealer electrically check the relay. See
Figure 41.
• Start Relay — Functions in the start circuit.
• PTO Relay — Operates in conjunction with
both the Reverse Relay and Reverse Override
Relay to engage the PTO.
• Reverse Relay — Functions with the PTO
Relay and Reverse Switch in the "No Cut in
Reverse" circuit.
• Reverse Override Relay — Functions with the
Reverse Override Switch and PTO Relay to
maintain PTO engagement when driving in
reverse.
• Cruise Control Relay — This relay is installed
at the factory for use with the optional Cruise
Control Kit. The relay functions in the cruise
control circuit, when the kit is installed.
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.
To replace the main fuse:
• Raise the tractor hood.
• Locate the main fuse under the dash panel,
along the tractor’s right frame rail. See Figure 39.
WIRE
HARNESS
DASH
PANEL
FUSE HOLDER
MAIN FUSE
Figure 39
•
•
Pull the fuse from the fuse holder and replace
with the same capacity fuse (30 Amp). NEVER
use a higher amperage fuse.
Lower the tractor hood.
Accessing the Lower Dash Panel Area
Some electrical components are housed inside the
lower dash panel. To access the area, remove the
dash panel insert by removing the two screws. See
Figure 40.
SCREWS
Figure 41
DASH
PANEL
INSERT
Hazard Light Flasher Relay
The flasher relay, which controls the on/off flashing
of the hazard lights, is located inside the lower dash
panel.
Replace the relay as follows:
• Pull the wire harness from the right side of the
dash opening and remove the electrical tape
from the flasher relay. See Figure 42.
Figure 40
To reinstall the dash panel insert, hook the retaining
lip at the bottom of the insert over the bottom edge
of the dash opening, pivot the insert upward into
position, and secure with the two screws.
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•
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 one 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.
Figure 42
•
•
•
Note the position of the two harness leads, then
disconnect the leads and replace the faulty
relay with a new relay. Secure the relay to the
wire harness with electrical tape.
CHANGING THE HYDRO TRANSMISSION AND
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OIL FILTERS
Position the wire harness in the dash panel and
reinstall the dash panel insert.
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.
CHECKING TRANSMISSION/HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM OIL LEVEL
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.
25 Hour Break-In Period Filter Change
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.
Hydro Pump Filter — Part No. BS-492932S
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 43.
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:
•
Reinsert the oil fill plug into the transmission
housing and turn clockwise until tight.
Locate the oil fill plug on the upper right of the
rear of the transmission housing. See Figure 43.
Hydraulic System Filter — Part No. 723-3014
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.
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.
• 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.
Figure 43
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•
•
•
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 44.
NOTE (25 Hour Break-In Filter Change Only):
Some 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.
Stuff shop rags underneath the hydro transmission filter to absorb any lost oil when the filter is
removed. Refer to Figure 44.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
OIL FILTER
HYDRO
TRANSMISSION
FILTER
ACCESS HOLE
IN FENDER
Position a suitable container below the hydraulic system filter. See Figure 45.
Seat Removed
for Clarity
TRANSMISSION
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 44
•
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new hydro transmission filter.
•
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.
•
Figure 45
•
NOTE: When performing the 25 hour break-in filter
change, install the new filter as quickly as possible
to minimize any loss of oil from the transmission.
Clean any residual oil from the top of the
transmission.
Changing Hydraulic System Filter
The hydraulic system oil filter should be changed
after the first 25 of tractor operation, and after every
200 hours operation.
• 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 should
be removed from the tractor.
•
The hydraulic system oil filter is remotely
mounted in the vertical position between the
tractor frame rails. See Figure 45.
•
Clean the area around the oil filter to prevent
debris from entering the system.
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new hydraulic system oil filter.
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•
From beneath the tractor frame, remove the old
hydraulic system filter by turning it counterclockwise.
•
When performing the 200 hour filter change,
clean the oil filter adapter.
•
Install the new filter. Turn the filter clockwise,
by hand, until the gasket contacts the surface
of the filter adapter; then tighten the filter an
additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
•
Clean the area around the transmission oil fill
plug to prevent debris from entering the
transmission (Refer to Figure 43) and remove
the plug.
•
Following the instructions previously provided
in CHECKING TRANSMISSION/HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM OIL LEVEL, refill the transmission
with the clean salvaged oil or with new hydraulic oil.
•
Insert a funnel (preferably one with a flexible
spout) into the fill hole in the rear of the transmission housing.
•
•
Reinsert the oil fill plug into the transmission
housing and turn clockwise until tight.
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.
•
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.
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.
CHANGING THE HYDRO TRANSMISSION AND
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OIL
•
Reinsert the oil fill plug into the transmission
housing and turn clockwise until tight.
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.
•
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.
Change the transmission/hydraulic system oil as
follows:
•
•
•
LUBRICATION OF DRIVE SHAFT
Lubricate both ends of the drive shaft after every 50
hours of operation 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 should be removed from the
tractor.
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 43 and Figure 45.
The front end of the drive shaft can be
accessed from under the hood, and the rear
end from beneath 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.
LUBRICATION OF FRONT AXLE
Clean the area around the transmission drain
plug and the oil fill plug to prevent debris from
entering the transmission. Refer to Figure 43
and Figure 45.
•
•
Lubricate the front axle pivot pin, steering knuckles,
and wheel hubs after every 10 hours of operation.
See Figure 46. Using a pressure lubricating gun,
lubricate the drive shaft with Cub Cadet 251H EP
grease.
WHEEL HUB
LUBE FITTING
STEERING
KNUCKLE
LUBE FITTING
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.
PIVOT PIN
LUBE FITTING
Change the hydraulic system filter as instructed
in Changing Hydraulic System Oil Filter.
Figure 46
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WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE
The front wheel bolts and rear lug nuts 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 bolts and 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 bolts to 60-70 ft. lbs.
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:
•
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.
•
Lubricate the flanges of the rim and beads of
the tire with soap solution.
Do not use a damaged rim, or attempt to repair
a rim by brazing, welding, or pounding out.
•
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.
TIRE INFLATION CHART
Tread
Inflation
Type
Tire Size
Pressure
Turf
18 x 8.5-8
15 psi
Turf
26 x 12-12
10 psi
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: 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.
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.
•
•
MAINTENANCE OF THE ROLLOVER
PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE (ROPS)
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.
After the beads have seated, adjust the inflation pressure to the recommended operating
pressure.
Position
Front
Rear
WARNING: Servicing tires can be dangerous. Whenever possible, trained
personnel should service and mount
tires.
•
•
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.
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.
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.
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Emptying the fuel system:
• Prior to putting the tractor in storage, monitor
fuel consumption with the goal of running the
fuel tank empty.
TRACTOR STORAGE
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.
• 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.
1. Change the engine oil and filter following the
instructions provided in CHANGING THE
ENGINE OIL AND FILTER in SECTION 5.
3. Clean the engine and the entire tractor
thoroughly.
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.
4. 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.
WARNING: Fuel left in the fuel tank
deteriorates and will cause serious
starting problems.
5. Lubricate all lubrication points.
6. 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.
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.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a
pressure washer or garden hose to clean your
tractor. 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.
Using a fuel stabilizer:
• Read the product manufacturer’s instructions
and recommendations.
REMOVING THE TRACTOR FROM STORAGE
• Add to clean, fresh gasoline the correct
amount of stabilizer for the capacity
(approximately 6 gallons) of the fuel system.
•
Check the engine oil.
•
Fully charge the battery and inflate the tires to
the recommended pressure.
• Fill the fuel tank with treated fuel and run the
engine for 2-3 minutes to get stabilized fuel
into the carburetor.
•
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.
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SECTION 5: ENGINE INFORMATION AND MAINTENANCE
KOHLER CO.
FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS
LIMITED WARRANTY
SMALL OFF-ROAD EQUIPMENT ENGINES
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Kohler Co. are pleased to explain the Federal and
California Emission Control Systems Warranty on your small off-road equipment engine. For California, engines produced in 1995 and later must be
designed, built and equipped to meet the state’s stringent anti-smog standards. In other states, 1997 and later model year engines must be designed,
built and equipped, to meet the U.S. EPA regulations for small non-road engines. The engine must be free from defects in materials and workmanship
which cause it to fail to conform with U.S. EPA standards for the first two years of engine use from the date of sale to the ultimate purchaser. Kohler Co.
must warrant the emission control system on the engine for the period of time listed above, provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance.
The emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included
are the hoses, belts and connectors and other emission related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Kohler Co. will repair the engine at no cost, including diagnosis (if the diagnostic work is performed at an authorized dealer), parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE
Engines produced in 1995 or later are warranted for two years in California. In other states, 1997 and later model year engines are warranted for two
years. If any emission related part on the engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Kohler Co. free of charge.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES
(a)
The engine owner is responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in the owner’s manual. Kohler Co. recommends that you
retain all receipts covering maintenance on the engine, but Kohler Co. cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to
assure that all scheduled maintenance was performed.
(b)
Be aware, however, that Kohler Co. may deny warranty coverage if the engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or
unapproved modifications.
(c)
For warranty repairs, the engine must be presented to a Kohler Co. service center as soon as a problem exists. Call 1-800-544-2444, or access
our web site at: www.kohlerengines.com, for the names of the nearest service centers. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable
amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact Kohler Co. at 1-920-457-4441 and ask for an Engine Service
representative.
COVERAGE
Kohler Co. warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine will be designed, built and equipped, at the time of sale,
to meet all applicable regulations. Kohler Co. also warrants to the initial purchaser and each subsequent purchaser, that the engine is free from defects
in material and workmanship which cause the engine to fail to conform with applicable regulations for a period of two years.
Engines produced in 1995 or later are warranted for to years in California. For 1997 and later model years, EPA requires manufacturers to warrant
engines for two years in all other states. These warranty periods will be begin on the date the engine is purchased by the initial purchaser. If any emission related part on the engine is defective, the part will be replaced by Kohler Co. at no cost to the owner. Kohler Co. is liable for damages to other
engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part still under warranty.
Kohler Co. shall remedy warranty defects at any authorized Kohler Co. engine dealer or warranty station. Warranty repair work done at an authorized
dealer or warranty station shall be free of charge to the owner if such work determines that a warranted part is defective.
Listed below are the parts covered by the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty. Some parts listed below may require scheduled
maintenance and are warranted up to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. The warranted parts are:
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Carburetor assembly
Throttle body (EFI system - if equipped)
Catalytic muffler (if equipped)
Fuel metering valve (if equipped)
Crankcase breather
Fuel pressure regulator (EFI system - if equipped)
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Ignition module(s) with high tension lead
Spark advance module (if equipped)
Oxygen, speed, throttle position, and temperature sensors (if equipped)
Electronic control unit (if equipped)
Fuel injectors (EFI system - if equipped)
Air filter, fuel filter, and spark plugs (only to first scheduled replacement
point)
LIMITATIONS
This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
(a)
repair or replacement required because of misuse or neglect, improper maintenance, repairs improperly performed or replacement not conforming
to Kohler Co. specifications that adversely affect performance and/or durability and alterations or modifications not recommended or approved in
writing by Kohler Co.,
(b)
replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance at and after the first scheduled replacement point,
(c)
consequential damages such as loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of the engine or equipment, etc.,
(d)
diagnosis and inspection fees that do not result in eligible warranty service being performed, and
(e)
any add-on or modified part, or malfunction of authorized parts due to the use of add-on or modified parts.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS REQUIREMENTS
The owner is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of the engine. Kohler Co. recommends that all receipts and records covering the performance of regular maintenance be retained in case questions arise. If the engine is resold during the warranty period, the maintenance records should
be transferred to each subsequent owner. Kohler Co. reserves the right to deny warranty coverage if the engine has not been properly maintained; however, Kohler Co. may not deny warranty repairs solely because of the lack of repair maintenance or failure to keep maintenance records.
Normal maintenance, replacement or repair of emission control devices and systems may be performed by any repair establishment or individual; however, warranty repair must be performed by a Kohler authorized service center. Any replacement part or service that is equivalent in performance
and durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repairs, and shall not reduce the warranty obligations of the engine manufacturer.
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ENGINE MAINTENANCE
DIPSTICK
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.
OIL FILL CAP
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.
DIPSTICK TUBE
VALVE COVER
CLEANING THE ENGINE
Figure 47
This tractor has an air-cooled engine. Air must be
able to circulate freely over the cooling fins of the
cylinders and cylinder heads. Keep the area
between the engine baffles and cylinders 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.
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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 47.
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Reinsert the dipstick into the dipstick tube and
push firmly into the tube.
Add
Before each use, the oil level in the engine
crankcase should be checked to see that it is filled
to the correct level. Close monitoring of the engine
oil level during the first 10 hours of operation is
especially important. The oil level should be
checked hourly during the first 10 hours of
operation.
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 47.
Always keep the oil level between the ‘F’ (full)
and the ‘L’ (add) marks on the dipstick. See
Figure 48.
Full F
CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL
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Operating
Range
L
Figure 48
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.
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.
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Place the tractor on a level surface and engage
the parking brake. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
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Clean the area around the oil filler cap to
prevent debris from entering the crankcase.
Refer to Figure 47.
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Turn the oil filler cap a quarter turn counterclockwise to remove from the right valve cover.
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SLOWLY pour oil into the crankcase until the
oil level reaches the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick. Refer to Figure 48.
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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.
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.
Figure 49
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Pull the oil drain cap off the end of engine drain
valve. To prevent loss of the cap, do not
remove the cap’s retaining ring from the drain
valve. See Figure 49.
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Push the engine drain valve slightly inward;
then turn counterclockwise until it stops. Pull
the valve outrward to open the valve and drain
the oil from the engine.
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Allow the old oil to completely drain from the
engine crankcase into the container below.
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Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise
using an automotive type filter wrench to
loosen. See Figure 49.
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:
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Push the drain valve fully inward until you are
able to turn the valve clockwise to lock in the
closed position. Refer to Figure 49.
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Clean any oil from the end of the drain valve
and push the cap onto the valve.
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Place the tractor on a level surface and engage
the parking brake. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
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Clean around the base of the oil filter, the oil
filler cap, and the dipstick tube to prevent
debris from entering the crankcase.
To assure a continuous flow of oil to all critical
lubrication points within the engine, pour some
new oil into the treaded center hole of the filter
and allow time for the oil to be absorbed into
the filter material.
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Remove the dipstick and oil fill cap from the
engine. Refer to Figure 49.
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Locate the engine drain valve on the rear of the
engine (See Figure 49). Place a suitable
container below the open end of the drain valve
to collect the old oil.
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 2/3 to 1
turn.
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Refill the crankcase to the "FULL" mark on the
dipstick with the appropriate type oil.
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Reinstall the oil fill cap and dipstick.
CHANGING THE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
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
every 100 hours of operation. 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.
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Start the engine and run for about 3 minutes.
Stop the engine and check for leaks at the oil
filter and drain valve.
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Recheck the oil level and, if needed, add oil to
bring the oil level up to the "FULL" mark.
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.
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.
RETAINING
KNOB
AIR
CLEANER
COVER
WING
NUT
Dispose of used oil in an environmentally
safe manner. If necessary, contact your
area EPA office for proper disposal
procedures and recycling center locations.
ELEMENT
COVER
RUBBER
SEAL
PAPER
ELEMENT
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.
FOAM
PRECLEANER
ELEMENT
SERVICING OIL COOLER
AIR
CLEANER
BASE
AIR
CLEANER
STUD
Inspect and clean the oil cooler, located next to the
oil filter, after every 100 hours of operation.
Clean debris from the fins of the oil cooler with a
brush or compressed air.
OIL COOLER
Figure 51
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.
Wash the precleaner as follows (Refer to Figure 51):
COOLER
FINS
Figure 50
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Recheck the coolant level in the overflow
reservoir and refill as needed. Reinstall the
reservoir cap.
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Loosen the cover retaining knob and lift off the
air cleaner cover.
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Remove the foam precleaner by carefully
slipping it up off the paper element.
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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.
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Saturate the precleaner will clean engine oil,
then squeeze out all excess oil.
•
Carefully slip the precleaner fully onto the
paper element.
•
Reinstall the air cleaner cover and secure with
the retainer knob.
CHANGING THE AIR CLEANER
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 cover.
See Figure 51 for assembly of the air cleaner
elements.
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SERVICING THE PAPER ELEMENT
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Use a spark plug wrench to remove spark plugs.
Replace the paper air cleaner element after every
100 hours of operation. Replace the element more
often if operating the tractor under extremely dusty
conditions. Refer to Figure 51.
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Clean carbon deposits from the electrodes
using a soft wire brush.
•
Inspect for cracked porcelain or any other wear
or damage. Replace with a new spark plug if
necessary.
•
Check the gap of the spark plugs. The gap
must be .030 inch (0.76mm). Reset if
necessary.
•
Loosen the cover retaining knob and lift off the
air cleaner cover.
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Remove the wing nut and lift off the element
cover. Lift out the paper air cleaner element
with precleaner.
•
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 rubber 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.
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Install the element cover and secure with the
wing nut.
CHANGING THE FUEL FILTER
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Reinstall the air cleaner cover and secure with
the retainer knob.
.030 in. gap
Figure 52
WARNING: Do not replace the fuel filter
when tractor is hot. Allow the tractor to
cool before separating the fuel lines.
IMPORTANT: Properly cleaned and installed
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.
air cleaner elements significantly contribute to
prolonging engine life.
SERVICING THE SPARK PLUGS
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.
WARNING: To avoid possible injury, be
sure the engine is off and has cooled
before making any adjustments or
repairs.
Check the spark plugs after every 100 hours of
operation. Replace with new plugs if necessary.
See your authorized dealer for the correct
replacement spark plugs (Pt. No. 759-3336).
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Reinstall the spark plugs and torque to 18 ftlbs. Connect the spark plug wires.
Disconnect the spark plug wires and remove all
dirt from around the spark plug before
removing.
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SECTION 6: SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Manufacturer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kohler
Horsepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 OHV
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Air Cooled
Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.27 in. (83 mm)
Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.64 in. (67 mm)
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.0 cu. in. (725 ml)
Compression Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0:1
Low Idle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 ± 75 rpm
High Idle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3600 rpm
Valves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydraulic Lifters
Spark Plug Gap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .030 in. (0.76 mm)
Crank Case Capacity (With Filter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1 qts. (2.0 L)
Electrical System
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flywheel-Coil
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2WD
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 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
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1200 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 approved optional equipment and accessories currently available through your
Cub Cadet dealer.
DESCRIPTION
MODEL NUMBER
590-812-100
Front End Loader (1)(6)
Front End Loader Mountin Kit
590-813-100
Front Hitch Kit (2)
590-817-100
54" Mower Deck (5)
590-810-100
60" Mower Deck (5)
Mower Deck Mounting Kit
590-811-100
590-842-100
Tractor Cab
590-824-100
48" Snow Thrower (3)
590-818-100
PTO Kit - Front (4)
Hydraulic Valve Kit
590-816-100
(6)
590-669-100
42" Rotary Tiller
590-841-100
590-819-100
(6)
60" Finish Mower
Front Weight Bracket/Bumper
590-821-100
60" Dozer Blade (4)
590-615-100
60" Rear Blade (6)
590-626-100
48" Box Blade (6)
590-627-100
Post Hole Digger (6)
590-628-100
60" Rake (6)
Angle Kit
590-632-100
590-623-100
Rear Weight Box
590-836-100
Canopy
590-835-100
Cruise Control Kit
759-04077
Transmission Oil Heater Kit
759-04039
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Requires hydraulic valve kit 590-841-100 and 590-813-100 loader mounting kit
Requires hydraulic valve kit 590-841-100
Requires front hitch kit 590-817-100 and front PTO kit 590-816-100.
Requires front hitch kit 590-817-100
Requires mounting kit 590-830-100
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.
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