Operator`s manual | Cub Cadet 6284 Lawn Mower User Manual

Operator’s Manual
SERIES 6000
COMPACT TRACTOR
MODEL 6284
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
361131Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
CUB CADET LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019 [www.cubcadet.com]
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 769-01158A
(11/04)
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 ................................................................................................................... 7
SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES .......................................................................... 9
SECTION 2: OPERATION .................................................................................................... 15
SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS .............................................................................................. 24
SECTION 4: TRACTOR MAINTENANCE ............................................................................ 27
SECTION 5: ENGINE INFORMATION AND MAINTENANCE ............................................. 40
SECTION 6: SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................... 46
SECTION 7: OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES ............................................. 48
WARRANTY ........................................................................................................................ 52
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 Web Site at:
www.cubcadet.com
Before calling your dealer, make sure that you have your model number(s) and manufacturing date
available for the dealer.
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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.
•
The tractor model plate is located on the right frame rail behind the right front tire.
•
The engine model/serial number plate and engine information plate are located on the right side
of the engine above and aside the injection pump (below the air cleaner).
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The transmission serial plate is located on right brake drum cover behind the right rear wheel.
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The ROPS information plate is located on the left vertical leg of the ROPS.
Tractor Model Plate:
Model Number
Mfg. Date (Serial No.)
Engine Information:
Engine Model
Serial Number
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.
Only allow responsible individuals familiar with
the instructions to operate the machine. Know
controls and how to stop the machine quickly.
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.
•
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes. Never
operate the tractor in bare feet, sandals, or
sneakers.
•
Do not wear loose fitting clothes or jewelry.
They can be caught in moving parts.
•
Do not allow anyone but the operator to ride on
the tractor. There is no safe position on the
tractor for additional riders.
•
Keep all safety decals clean and readable.
Replace any missing, illegible, or damaged
safety decals.
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•
Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
•
Use only accessories approved for this
machine
by
the
manufacturer.
Read,
understand and follow all instructions provided
with the approved accessory.
•
Before starting the tractor, engage the parking
brake, place the PTO switch in the "OFF"
position, place the lift control lever in the down
position, and make certain any remote control
valve levers are in the neutral position.
•
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.
•
Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always disengage the PTO, engage the
parking brake, and stop engine before
dismounting.
•
Never park the tractor on a steep incline.
•
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.
•
Any towed vehicle with a total weight exceeding
that of the tractor should be equipped its own
braking system that is operational from the
tractor seat.
•
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.
•
Always watch where you are going, especially
at blind corners, trees, or other objects that can
obscure your vision.
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Keep all movement on the slopes slow and
gradual. Do not make sudden changes in
speed or direction. Rapid engagement or
braking could cause the front of the machine to
lift and rapidly flip over backwards which could
cause serious injury.
•
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires
lose traction, disengage the PTO and proceed
slowly straight down the slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then,
turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
•
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn
over if a wheel goes over the edge of a cliff or
ditch, or if an edge caves in.
3. CHILDREN
Check overhead clearance carefully before
driving under power lines, wires, bridges or low
hanging tree branches, before entering or
leaving buildings, or in any other situation
where the operator and/or roll bar may be
struck, which could result in serious injury.
To avoid upsets, drive the tractor with care and
at a safe speed. Use extra caution when
operating over rough ground, when crossing
ditches or slopes, and when turning corners.
If the tractor becomes stuck, use reverse to
free the tractor to prevent tractor upset.
2. SLOPE OPERATION
•
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.
•
Keep children out of the operating area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the
operator.
•
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter
the area.
•
Before and when backing, look behind and
down for small children.
•
To avoid back-over accidents, always disengage the cutting blades before shifting in reverse. The PTO Reverse switch should not be
"ON" when children or others are around.
•
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control
and tip-over accidents which can result in severe
injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy
on it, do not operate this unit on that area or serious
injury could result.
Never carry children. They may fall off and be
seriously injured or interfere with safe machine
operation.
•
Never allow children under 14 years old to
operate the machine. Children 14 years and
over should only operate machine under close
parental supervision and proper instruction.
DO:
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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.
Remove key when machine is unattended to
prevent unauthorized operation.
•
Operate up and down slopes, not across.
•
Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
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Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide
such obstacles.
4. OPERATING THE PTO
•
Place the transmission in the low range. when
climbing or descending slopes. Always keep
machine in gear when going down slopes to
take advantage of engine braking action.
•
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.
•
Follow the manufacturers recommendations for
counterweights to improve stability.
•
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.
•
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.
•
Never modify the ROPS in any way.
•
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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Never secure any parts on the main frame or
attach the safety frame with anything other than
the special fasteners specified.
Never attach ropes, chains, or cables to the
ROPS for pulling purposes.
•
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.
•
Never run a machine inside a closed area.
•
To reduce fire hazard, keep the tractor free of
any debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage.
•
Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make
certain all moving parts have stopped. Keep all
nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
•
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly.
•
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
•
Engine components become hot during
operation and can cause a burn. Allow to cool
down before touching.
•
Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine
speeds are dangerous.
•
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can
harm the environment and the ecology.
•
Prior to disposal, determine the proper method
to dispose of waste from your local
Environmental Protection Agency. Recycling
centers are established to properly dispose of
materials in an environmentally safe fashion.
•
Use proper containers when draining fluids. Do
not use food or beverage containers that may
mislead someone into drinking from them.
Properly dispose of the containers immediately
following the draining of fluids.
•
DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the ground,
down a drain or into a stream, pond, lake or
other body of water. Observe Environmental
Protection Agency regulations when disposing
of oil, fuel, coolant, brake fluid, filters, batteries,
tires and other harmful waste.
•
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.
Although the ROPS provides you the maximum
protection possible, never take unnecessary risks.
6. SERVICE
•
Use extreme care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are extremely flammable and
the vapors are explosive. Use only an approved
container.
•
Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the
engine running.
•
Replace fuel cap securely and wipe off any
spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may
cause a fire or explosion.
•
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
other sources of ignition.
•
Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel
vapors will accumulate in the area.
•
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.
•
The cooling system is under pressure. Never
remove the radiator cap when the system is
hot. Slowly turn the cap the to the first stop to
release pressure before removing the cap.
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
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
IGNITION
1. KNOW THE OPERATING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IN THE
OPERATORS'S MANUAL AND ON THE TRACTOR.
2. MOVE THROTTLE TO MID POSITION AND DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL.
3. TURN KEY TO THE START POSITION.
STOP
STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
1. DISENGAGE PTO AND SET PARKING BRAKE.
2. MOVE THROTTLE CONTROL TO MID POSITION AND TURN KEY OFF.
WARN I N G
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
DO NOT OPERATE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP OR TIP.
IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP PTO AND BACK DOWN HILL SLOWLY.
DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND.
DO NOT ALLOW PASSENGERS ON THE TRACTOR AT ANY TIME.
LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING.
KEEP SAFETY DEVICES [GUARDS, SHIELDS, AND SWITCHES] IN PLACE AND WORKING.
REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE THROWN BY THE BLADES.
KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS.
BE SURE THE BLADES AND THE ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE PLACING HANDS
OR FEET NEAR BLADES.
• BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR'S POSITION, DISENGAGE PTO, ENGAGE BRAKE LOCK,
SHUT OFF ENGINE AND REMOVE KEY.
• SLOW DOWN FOR TURNS, ROUGH GROUND AND SLOPES TO AVOID UPSET.
• ON PUBLIC ROADS USE SMV EMBLEM AND HAZARD LIGHTS.
READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL
INSTRUCTION AND WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON RUNNING BOARD TUNNEL COVER
WARNING
KEEP HANDS
WARNING
AND CLOTHING
EXPLOSION AND INJURY CAN
RESULT FROM THE USE OF
STARTING AIDS WITH HOT GLOW
PLUGS, DO NOT INJECT GASOLINE
OR ETHER IN AIR INTAKE
AWAY FROM
ROTATING FAN
AND BELTS TO
STARTING AID
WARNING LABEL
LOCATED UNDER HOOD
PREVENT
SERIOUS INJURY
FAN WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON EACH
SIDE OF RADIATOR
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SAFETY LABELS (Cont.)
WARNING
To avoid personal injury, keep PTO shield in place.
Pull only from draw bar. pulling from any other point can cause rear overturn.
Disengage PTO and stop engine before servicing tractor, or implements,
or attaching or detaching implements.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW ANY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE CAN CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY TO THE OPERATOR, OR OTHER PERSONS.
PTO WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON REAR PTO SHIELD
WARNING
BATTER IES CO N TAIN ACID AN D EX P LO S IV E G AS .
EX P LOS ION CAN R ES U LT FR OM S PAR KS , FLAM ES ,
O R W R O N G CABLE CO N N ECTIO N S . TO CO N N ECT
JU M P ER CABLES 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
ABO V E IN S T R U CT IO N S CAN CAU S E S ER IO U S
P ER S ON AL IN JU R Y OR D EATH .
BATTERY WARNING LABEL
LOCATED UNDER HOOD
WARNING
When improperly operated this tractor can roll over or upset. Use of the ROPS and
seat belt minimize the possibility of injury or death if roll over or upset occurs. For
low clearance use only, the ROPS can be lowered. No protection is provided in this
position and the seat belt should not be fastened. For all other uses, secure the ROPS
in the upright position and fasten the seat belt.
ROLL OVER WARNING LABEL
LOCATED ON RIGHT/REAR FENDER
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SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES
FLOORBOARD AND DASH PANEL MOUNTED CONTROLS
M
A
B
C
RPM
FUEL
E
K
WATER
TEMP.
GLOW
PLUG
L
0
F
D
4
x1000
HOURS 1/10
E
F
J
H
G
Figure 1
A
B
C
D
E
F
Steering Wheel
PTO Switch
Throttle Handle
Ignition Switch
Brake Pedal
Forward/Reverse Pedal
G
H
J
K
L
M
Seat Adjustment Lever
Differential Lock Pedal
Parking Brake Lever
Hazard Light Switch
Headlight Switch
Instrument Panel
* Steering Wheel and Seat Phantomed For Clarity
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NOTE: References to LEFT and RIGHT indicate
OFF - The engine and electrical system is turned
off.
that side of the tractor when facing forward while
seated in the drivers seat. Reference to FRONT
indicates the grille end of the tractor; to REAR, the
drawbar end.
ON - The electrical system and glow plugs are
energized.
START- The starter motor will turn the engine.
Release the key immediately when the
engine starts
A. Steering Wheel
The steering wheel is centered on the dash panel. It
is used to change the direction (left or right) of the
tractor while driving.
E. Brake Pedal
Brake Pedal
Symbol
NOTE: This tractor is equipped with hydraulic
power steering. With this feature, the cap and
spokes of the steering wheel may change position.
B. PTO Switch
Figure 4
The brake pedal is located at the front of the right
floor board. 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.
PTO
Switch
Symbol
Figure 2
F.
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.
Forward/Reverse Pedal
The forward/reverse pedal is a self neutralizing
rocker style pedal located along the right floor board.
Forward
Pedal
Symbol
C. Throttle Handle
Reverse
Pedal
Symbol
This symbol indicates the
fast position.
This symbol indicates the
slow position.
Figure 5
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.
Forward
Slowly press down on the front of the pedal to start
moving forward. The forward ground speed of the
tractor is directly affected by the distance the front
of the pedal is depressed.
D. Ignition Switch
Reverse
NOTE: To prevent accidental starting and/or battery
discharge, remove the key from the ignition switch
when the tractor is not in use.
WARNING: Check behind the tractor to
be sure the area is clear of people or
obstacles and use a slower speed to
maintain control of the tractor when
traveling in reverse.
The ignition switch has three positions as follow:
OFF
STOP
Press down on the rear of the pedal to move in
reverse.
ON-PREHEAT
G. Seat Adjustment Lever
START
The seat adjustment lever is located beneath the
left side of the seat. This lever is used to adjust the
seat forward or backward.
Figure 3
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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.
H. Differential Lock Pedal
Diff. Lock
Pedal
Symbol
K. Hazard Light Switch
Figure 6
Located at the rear of the left floor board, the
differential lock pedal engages the transmission
differential lock.
Figure 8
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 axle differential is locked and the rear wheel cannot rotate
independently of one another.
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.
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.
WARNING: Always activate the flashing hazard lights when operating the
tractor on, or near, roadways.
L. Headlight Switch
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.
J. Parking Brake Lever
Parking
Brake
Symbol
Figure 9
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, instrument panel gauge
lights, and tail lights.
Figure 7
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M. Instrument Panel
7
3
9
4
8
Green
Range
1
HOURS 1/10
E
F
0
5
2
RPM
FUEL
x1000
4
6
Figure 10
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOTE: When the key switch is turned to the "ON"
position, battery voltage is briefly displayed and
then changes to the accumulated hours.
3. Battery Indicator Light
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.
NOTE: The light illuminates and the battery voltage
is displayed on the hour meter briefly when the
ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position.
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 will illuminate
when the key switch is turned to the on position, but
should turn off when the engine is started.
8. Water Temperature Indicator Light
Illumination of this warning lamp indicates the
engine coolant temperature has risen above the
prescribed operating range. If the light comes on
while operating the tractor, eliminate all loads and
try cooling the engine by running at mid throttle for
a few minutes. Stop the engine and allow to cool;
then check for possible causes (e.g. low coolant
level, plugged radiator screen).
5. PTO Engaged Indicator
This indicator illuminates whenever the PTO switch
is depressed to 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
9. Glow Plug Indicator Light
Illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position. The light remains lit for a preset time
while the glow plugs heat the precombustion
chambers of the diesel engine.
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FENDER MOUNTED CONRTOLS AND FEATURES
A
G
N
B
C
D
M
E
F
G
L
H
H
J
J
K
Figure 11
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Fuel Fill Cap
PTO Reverse Override Switch
PTO Selection Lever
Hydraulic Lift Lever
Trans. Hi/Lo Shift Lever
Cup Holder
Hand Holds
H
J
K
L
M
N
Amber Hazard Lights
Tail Lights (Red)
Storage Tray
Foldable ROPS
Seat Belt
Auxiliary Hydraulic Control Handle
C. PTO Selection Lever
A. Fuel Fill Cap
The fuel fill cap is located on the left fender beside
the operator’s seat.
The PTO selection lever is located on the left
fender. Pull the lever to the right side of the slot to
clear the shift gate, then shift the lever as follows:
• Push the lever forward to engage the mid PTO.
WARNING: Never fill the fuel tank to
the top of the filler neck. Expansion
could result in overflow, allowing
highly flammable fuel to come in
contact with the operator.
•
Push the lever rearward to engage the rear
PTO.
•
Move the lever to the center position to
simultaneously engage both the rear PTO and
mid PTO.
B. 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. Once activated, this function remains activated until the ignition switch
is turned to the OFF position.
D. Hydraulic Lift Lever w/Position Control
The hydraulic lift lever is located on the right fender.
This lever controls the position of the three point
hitch lift arms. There is a direct relationship
between the position of the lever and the height
position of the installed equipment.
WARNING: Use EXTREME caution
when operating PTO driven attachments while traveling in the reverse
direction.
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•
To lower the lift arms, move the lift lever
forward until the desired height setting is
attained.
•
To raise the lift arms, move the lift lever
rearward until the desired height setting is
attained.
J. Tail Lights
The tail lights illuminate when the ignition switch is
in the ON position and the headlight switch is
turned on.
E. Transmission Hi/Lo Range Shift Lever
The Hi/Lo range shift lever is located on the right
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/reverse pedal to drive the tractor.
K. Storage Tray
The storage tray is located behind the seat. Use the
tray to carry small loose articles while operating the
tractor.
Push the lever to the right side of the slot to clear
the shift gate, then shift the lever as follows:
• Push the lever fully forward to shift into the high
range.
•
Push the lever fully rearward to shift into the
low range.
•
Move the lever to the center position to shift
into the neutral position.
L. Foldable ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure)
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
eliminated when in the folded position.
WARNING: Never attempt to shift the
range lever when the tractor is in
motion.
F.
M. Seat Belt
The seat belt, 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.
Cup Holder
The cup holder is located on the right fender.
G. 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: DO NOT use the seat belt if
the ROPS is in the folded position, or
the structure has been removed from
the tractor.
H. Amber Hazard Lights
N. Auxiliary Hydraulic Control Handle
The auxiliary hydraulic control handle is located on
the front of the right hand fender cover. Use this
handle to control the movement of attachments
connected to the auxiliary hydraulic system of the
tractor.
The hazard lights are located on each side of the
ROPS bar. 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.
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SECTION 2: OPERATION
ROLLOVER PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE (ROPS)
FOLDING THE ROPS
This tractor is equipped with a foldable Rollover
Protection Structure (ROPS) and seat belts. When
used together they are effective in reducing injuries
to the operator in the event of an accidental tractor
rollover. The safety provided by the ROPS is
minimized if the seat belt is not properly adjusted
AND buckled. Refer to ADJUSTMENTS for seat
belt adjustment.
The foldable ROPS feature allows the operator to
quickly lower the ROPS to operate in areas where
there is low overhead clearance. However, the
ROPS should be used in the lowered position only
when absolutely necessary. Operate with the
ROPS in the ‘up’ position whenever possible.
WARNING: A folded ROPS does not
provide rollover protection. When the
ROPS is in the folded position, the seat
belt must NOT be used.
Reposition the ROPS as follows:
• Slightly loosen the two hex jam nuts on the two
hex screws in the front of the upper ROPS.
Loosen the hex screws to relieve their pressure
on the ROPS. See Figure 13.
• Remove the two internal cotter pins, and, while
supporting the ROPS, withdraw the clevis pins.
See Figure 13. Carefully lower the ROPS.
• Reinstall the clevis pins and cotter pins for
storage.
ROPS
HEX
SCREW
JAM
NUT
Figure 12
INTERNAL
COTTER PIN
WARNING: Always wear the seat belt
when operating the tractor equipped
with a ROPS. However, if the ROPS is in
the folded position or has been removed, the seat belt must not be used.
CLEVIS
PIN
HEX
SCREW
JAM
NUT
Use the following guidelines when using a tractor
equipped with a ROPS:
•
•
Do not modify the ROPS by drilling holes for, or
welding accessories to the structure.
•
Do not use the ROPS to pull objects with the
tractor. Use ONLY the tractor drawbar for
pulling.
•
CLEVIS
PIN
Be aware of overhead clearances in the area of
operation. Check for clearance of door (or gate)
openings and other overhead objects such as
utility lines and tree branches. Overhead
objects could catch the ROPS and upset the
tractor.
Figure 13
To raise the ROPS:
• Remove internal cotter pins and clevis pins and
lift the ROPS into position.
In the event of an accident, have the ROPS
carefully inspected and, if necessary, replaced
by your Cub Cadet dealer. Do not attempt to
repair the ROPS.
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•
Insert the clevis pins and secure with the
internal cotter pins.
•
Tighten the hex screws against the ROPS, then
tighten the hex jam locknuts.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
•
Do not smoke while refueling the tractor.
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”.
•
Do not fill the fuel tank when the engine is
running or while the engine is hot.
•
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 container. Do not fill the
fuel tank to capacity. Allow room for expansion.
•
The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat before
engaging the parking brake.
Tighten the fuel cap securely, and immediately
wipe up any spilled fuel.
•
The safety interlock system will shut off
engine if the operator leaves the seat with
PTO “ENGAGED”, regardless of whether
brake lock is engaged.
NOTE: The PTO switch must be moved to
“OFF” position to restart the engine.
To minimize condensation, keep the fuel tank
as full as possible without filling to capacity. It is
a good practice to fill the fuel tank at the end of
the day to reduce overnight condensation.
•
Do not allow the fuel tank to run dry. Running
out of fuel requires bleeding air and repriming
the fuel system.
•
•
•
the
the
the
the
WARNING: Fuel in the engine injection
system is under high pressure. If not a
qualified mechanic, do not attempt to
service the fuel injection system. Do
not use your hand to check for leaks.
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.
NEW TRACTOR BREAK-IN PROCEDURES
Proper care during the first hours of operation will
help to assure optimal performance from your new
tractor.
FUELING THE TRACTOR
Fill the fuel tank with only clean, fresh, diesel fuel.
Fuel with a cetane number of 45 is recommended,
but fuel with a minimum cetane number of 40 is
acceptable. To ensure the freshness of the fuel,
purchase fuel in a quantity that can be used within
30 days.
NOTE: DO NOT USE KEROSENE OR GASOLINE
in your diesel engine. Damage to the engine will
occur.
Generally a good grade Number Two Diesel Fuel
should be used in your diesel engine. However, in
extremely cold temperatures a quality Number One
Diesel Fuel, or a blend of Number One and Number
Two Diesel fuels should be used. In most areas,
diesel fuel is properly blended for seasonal use as
ambient temperatures change. Therefore, it is
important to monitor fuel purchases so that
seasonal grade fuels are not carried over after the
average ambient temperature has changed.
•
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 speeds with no
load.
•
Use the transmission’s low speed range for
heavy loads to avoid lugging of the engine due
to overload.
•
Closely monitor the engine oil and coolant
levels, and keep filled to the recommended
levels.
•
After the first ten hours of operation, check all
of the front and rear wheel bolts. If necessary,
retighten to the following torque:
Front Wheels — 55 ft. lbs.
Rear Wheels — 80 ft. lbs.
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 fuel to come
in contact with the operator.
•
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Perform all break-in maintenance procedures
found in the MAINTENANCE section.
•
STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING: Always sit in the operator’s
seat when starting the tractor, Never
attempt to start the engine while
standing beside the tractor.
WARNING: Never use starting fluids,
such as ether, as a starting aid. Severe
engine damage or fire could result.
•
•
•
•
Observe the instrument panel. If the battery
indicator light, oil pressure light, or coolant
temperature light comes on, immediately stop
the engine. Have the tractor inspected by your
Cub Cadet dealer.
COLD WEATHER STARTING
Ensure that the correct viscosity grade of lubricating
oil is used for the ambient temperature range in
which the engine will run, as shown in the
lubrication table in the MAINTENANCE section of
this manual. Place the throttle control in the low idle
(SLOW) position if the temperature is below 32°F
(0°C), then follow the normal engine starting
instructions above. Allow the engine additional time
to warm up.
Check the engine oil and coolant levels.
Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat.
Move the throttle handle to the full (FAST)
throttle position. Refer to Figure 14.
Make sure the PTO switch is in the “OFF” position. NOTE: The PTO indicator light on instrument panel will light if switch is in ON position.
USING JUMPER CABLES TO START ENGINE
THROTTLE
HANDLE
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.
SLOW
If the battery loses power and is unable to
adequately crank the engine to start it, the aid of a
booster battery may be necessary. Connect the
booster battery as follows:
FAST
PTO SWITCH
IN ‘OFF’
POSITION
•
Connect the ends of one jumper cable to the
positive terminals of both the disabled tractor
battery and the booster battery.
•
Connect one end of the other cable to the
booster battery’s negative terminal.
•
Connect the other end of that cable to the
engine block or 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 connection.
•
Have the tractor’s electrical system checked
and repaired as soon as possible to eliminate
the need for jump starting.
Figure 14
•
•
•
•
Either fully depress and hold the brake pedal or
engage the parking brake. NOTE: The parking
brake indicator on instrument panel will light if
pedal is properly depressed.
Turn the ignition key clockwise to the "RUNPREHEAT" position, and observe the glow plug
indicator light on the instrument panel. Wait
until the glow plug indicator light turns off
before cranking the engine.
NOTE: Preheating may not be necessary if the
engine has been running and is warm.
Turn the ignition key to the “START” position
and release it as soon as the engine starts;
however, do not crank the engine continuously
for more than 20 seconds at a time. If the
engine does not start within this time, turn the
key to “OFF” and wait at least one minute to
allow the engine’s starter motor to cool. Try
again after waiting.
After the engine has started, slowly move the
throttle lever to the idle position. Allow the
engine to idle for approximately three to five
minutes before putting the engine under load.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
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•
Place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position.
•
Place the throttle control as follows:
- If the engine has been operated at low loads,
place the throttle control lever in the “SLOW”
position and allow the engine to idle for about
one minute.
- If the engine has been operated at high load,
run the engine at approximately 1/2 throttle
for three to five minutes to reduce the engine
coolant and oil temperatures. Then move the
throttle control to the "SLOW" position.
•
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.
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.
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.
DRIVING THE TRACTOR
WARNING: Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed and sudden stops.
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.
•
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.
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.
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. Refer to Figure 15.
WARNING: DO NOT use the seat belt if
the ROPS is in the folded position or
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.
•
Shift the transmission Hi/Lo range shift lever on
the right fender to the desired speed setting.
Refer to USING THE HI/LO RANGE SHIFT
LEVER in paragraphs below.
•
Use the tractor and/or the auxiliary hydraulic lift
lever(s) to raise all tractor attachments from the
ground if transporting the tractor to a work site.
•
Depress brake pedal to disengage 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 full throttle).
•
Slowly depress either the front or rear of the
forward/reverse pedal to move the tractor in the
desired direction. Refer to USING THE
FORWARD/REVERSE PEDAL.
•
Disengage the PTO using the PTO switch.
•
Place the throttle control lever in the “SLOW”
position and allow the engine to idle for about
one minute; then turn the ignition switch to
“OFF’” and remove the key from the switch.
•
Depress the center button of the seat belt buckle
to release the seat belt before dismounting.
USING THE FORWARD/REVERSE PEDAL
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/reverse rocker pedal on
the right floorboard.
The forward/reverse pedal is self neutralizing. The
transmission and pedal return to neutral and the
tractor stops when the pedal is released.
•
To move forward, slowly depress the front of
the forward/reverse pedal until the desired
speed is achieved. The speed of the tractor is
directly related to the distance the pedal is
depressed. Refer to Figure 15.
•
To move in reverse, check that the area behind
is clear then slowly depress the rear of the
forward/reverse pedal.
DRIVING ON SLOPES
WARNING: Do not operate on inclines
with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a
rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every
10 feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
•
When traveling short distances with frequent
changes in direction, the forward/reverse rocker
pedal may be operated using the heel/toe
method. Place your foot on the center section
of the pedal and press downward with your
toes to move forward. Press downward with
your heel to move in reverse.
NOTE: Slightly more effort is needed to depress the
forward/reverse pedal using the heel/toe method.
IMPORTANT: Always shift the transmission
into the LOW speed range BEFORE beginning
the climb or descent of any slope.
Operate the tractor up and down slopes, never
across slopes. Do not drive so that the tractor may
tip over sideways.
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LOW range — Shift the lever fully rearward in slot.
Forward speed 0 to 6.4 mph.
Reverse speed 0 to 3.2 mph.
Low range is recommended for use with most PTO
driven tractor attachments. Low range must be
used when climbing or descending slopes.
BRAKE PEDAL
FORWARD/
REVERSE
PEDAL
Forward
PARKING
BRAKE
LEVER
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.
Heel/Toe
Operation
Reverse
USING THE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK PEDAL
Depressing the differential lock pedal engages a
mechanism in the transmission that locks the
differential. This prevents the rear wheels from
rotating independently of each other and provides
constant power to both rear wheels when additional
traction is needed.
Figure 15
WARNING: The forward/reverse pedal
will not operate when the parking brake
is engaged. Do not attempt to force the
pedal when the parking brake is
engaged; this could cause premature
wear or damage to the drive linkage.
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.
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.
USING THE HI/LO RANGE SHIFT LEVER
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.
•
WARNING: Always maintain a tractor
speed that allows for complete control
and stability of the machine. Be aware
of dangerous areas or conditions.
Push the lever to the right side of the slot to clear
the shift gate, then shift the lever as follows:
HI range — Shift the lever fully forward in slot. See
Figure 16.
Forward speed 0 to 11.0 mph.
Reverse speed 0 to 5.5 mph.
Hi range is normally used for transport and can be
used with some tractor attachments
HI
LOW
N
Fully depress and hold the differential lock
pedal to engage the transmission differential
lock. Release the pedal to disengage the
differential lock. See Figure 17.
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK PEDAL
(Depress and
Hold to Engage)
HI/LO RANGE
SHIFT LEVER
Figure 17
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.
SHIFT GATE
Figure 16
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USING THE HYDRAULIC LIFT LEVER
The hydraulic lift system provides power for raising
and positioning three point hitch and belly mounted
equipment. The system’s position control feature
maintains the selected height or depth of the
equipment. When the hydraulic lift lever is moved to
a higher or lower setting, the system repositions the
equipment and maintains that selected position.
•
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.
•
There is a direct relationship between the
height of the equipment and the position of the
lever in its slot. Operate the equipment to
determine your preferred height setting and,
consequently, the position of the lift lever in its
slot.
•
PTO REVERSE
OVERRIDE
SWITCH
PTO
SELECTION
LEVER
SHIFT GATE
Rear
PTO
Mid & Mid
Rear PTO
PTO
Figure 19
Move the lift lever forward in the slot to the
position that lowers the equipment to the
desired height setting. See Figure 18.
HYDRAULIC
LIFT LEVER
•
Shift the PTO lever forward to select the mid
PTO. The mid PTO is used to drive equipment
designed to operate at an input speed of 2000
RPM. Refer to Figure 19.
•
Shift the PTO lever to the middle position to
select both the mid PTO and rear PTO. The
mid PTO and rear PTO will run simultaneously
when the PTO switch is activated. Refer to
Figure 19.
NOTE: Occasionally you may not be able to shift
from one PTO selection to another due to a slight
misalignment between the internal shift collar and
the gears. In these instances if will be necessary to
‘jog’ the PTO while shifting the selection lever.
Momentarily engage the PTO while applying light
pressure on the shift lever to fully engage the
internal gears.
Highest
Height
Position
Lowest
Height
Position
Shift the PTO selection lever rearward to select
the rear PTO. The rear PTO is used to drive
equipment designed to operate at an input
speed of 540 RPM. See Figure 19.
Figure 18
•
ENGAGING THE PTO
Move the lift lever rearward in the slot to raise
the equipment to a higher height setting, or all
the way rearward to raise the equipment to the
transport position. See Figure 18.
WARNING: The operator must be in the
seat at all times when the PTO in
engaged. If the operator should leave
the seat without turning off the PTO
switch, the tractor’s engine will shut
off.
USING THE PTO SELECTION LEVER
WARNING: NEVER shift the PTO selection lever while the PTO is engaged.
Damage to internal components will
occur.
The position of the PTO selection lever will determine whether the rear PTO, mid PTO, or both
PTO’s will be engaged when the PTO switch is activated.
Pull the lever to the right side of the slot to clear the
shift gate, then shift the lever as follows:
•
Move the throttle handle to the mid throttle
position. Refer to Figure 20.
•
Push the top of the PTO switch downward to
engage the PTO (Refer to Figure 20). The PTO
light on the instrument panel will come on.
Move the throttle handle to the full throttle position. When operating PTO driven attachments,
check the tachometer on the instrument panel
to ensure the RPM indicator needle is within
the green range on the tachometer dial.
•
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The headlights use two halogen bulbs per side. The
placement of the bulbs provide a broad light range
for safer operation of the tractor in low light
conditions.
THROTTLE HANDLE
Mid Throttle
to Engage
To turn on the headlights and taillights, depress
the top end of the headlight switch located to
the left of the steering wheel.
•
To turn off the headlights and taillights, depress
the bottom of the light switch.
Use of headlights and taillights is also recommended when operating the tractor on or near roadways to increase visibility to traffic.
Full Throttle
to Run
PTO SWITCH
Hazard Lights
Figure 20
•
•
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.
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 depressed to operate the PTO while
traveling in reverse.
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. Refer to
Figure 19.
• The PTO must 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 the top
link of the three point hitch when not in use.
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.
WARNING: Use extreme caution when
operating PTO driven attachments
while traveling in the reverse direction.
Always look down and behind before
and while backing. Do not operate the
tractor when children or others are
around. Stop the tractor immediately if
someone enters the area.
While holding the top link upward, raise the
hook rod and slide it fully to the left so that it
locks in the upright position in the right slot of
the mounting bracket.
•
Lower the top link into the hook of the rod.
•
To release the top link, lift the top link out of the
retainer hook; then slide the hook rod fully to
the right and pivot it downward.
TOP LINK
HOOK ROD
RELEASED
MTG. BRACKET
HOOK ROD
LOCKED IN
BRKT. SLOT
LIGHTING
Headlights and Taillights
Always use the headlights and taillights for after
dusk and pre-dawn operation of the tractor. The
headlights not only illuminate the work area, but
also increase the visibility of the tractor for anyone
who might enter the area of operation.
Figure 21
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USING THE AUXILIARY HYDRAULIC VALVE
USING THE THREE POINT HITCH
This tractor is equipped with an auxiliary hydraulic
valve package. This package provides two hydraulic
circuits for operating optional equipment that can be
installed on the tractor.
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.
The male and female hydraulic couplers, located
beneath the right running board, are marked with
color coded washers that should match the color
coded hydraulic lines of Cub Cadet equipment. See
Figure 23.
Use the rear three point hitch system to attach three
point mounted implements, which are normally
driven by the rear PTO. Using the position control
feature of the tractor’s hydraulic lift system, the three
point hitch system provides for variable positioning
of the implement as well as allowing the implement
to be fully raised for transport.
IMPORTANT: If color coding is not present, note
that the inner hydraulic couplers represent one
hydraulic circuit and the outer couplers the
other. Do not cross connect circuits when
connecting
hydraulic
lines
of
optional
equipment.
Read the ADJUSTMENTS section for instructions
on adjusting the RH adjustable lift link, upper hitch
link, and hitch chain. See Figure 22.
UPPER
HITCH LINK
ADJUSTABLE
LIFT LINK
FIXED
LIFT
LINK
OUTER
FEMALE
COUPLER
INNER
COUPLERS
OUTER
MALE
COUPLER
HITCH
PLATE
DRAW
BAR
HITCH
CHAIN
Figure 23
LOWER HITCH LINK
Using the Auxiliary Hydraulic Control Handle
Figure 22
Use the auxiliary hydraulic control handle located on
the right fender as follows:
USING THE HITCH PLATE
Use only the hitch plate and drawbar (Refer to Figure 22), for towing pull-behind equipment (carts,
trailers, etc.) or dragging loads.
• Pull the handle rearward to raise the front
hitch or front loader boom. See Figure 24.
• Push the handle forward to lower front hitch or
front loader boom. Refer to Figure 24.
Raise the lower links of the three point hitch to their
highest position to prevent interference with the
towed equipment.
• Push the handle fully forward until it locks in
the detent position to place the front hitch or
front loader boom in the float position.
IMPORTANT: When transporting pull-behind
• Push the handle to the right to angle (if
equipped) the front hitch to the right or dump
the loader bucket. Refer to Figure 24.
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.
• Pull the handle to the left to angle (if
equipped) the front hitch to the left or roll back
the loader bucket.
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When mounting optional Cub Cadet equipment on
the rear of the tractor, such as a rotary tiller, rotary
cutting deck, or a rear finish mower, the weight
bracket and a minimum of four suitcase weights
should be used.
FLOAT HITCH
FLOAT BOOM
LOWER HITCH
LOWER BOOM
ANGLE RIGHT
DUMP BUCKET
For all other rear mounted equipment, follow the
guidelines provided in the implement’s Operator’s
Manual to determine how much weight is needed to
counterbalance the equipment.
ANGLE LEFT
ROLLBACK
BUCKET
If guidelines are not available, ballast the tractor so
that a minimum of approximately 40% of the
machine weight is on the front wheels.
RAISE HITCH
RAISE BOOM
RH FENDER
COVER
Weighting the Rear of the Tractor
Adding weight to the rear of the tractor is not
required for most Cub Cadet front mounted
equipment currently available for this tractor.
However, if installing only the optional front end
loader (without the back hoe), weight must be
added to the rear of the tractor. The most common
methods of adding weight are filling the rear wheels
with liquid ballast (usually a calcium chloride and
water solution) or mounting a rear weight box.
Figure 24
ON DEMAND FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
The On Demand Four Wheel Drive system
automatically delivers power to the front axle
whenever the need for additional traction is sensed
by the transmission. No action from the operator is
required for engagement.
Liquid Ballast
Properly filling the rear tires with liquid ballast
increases the weight of each rear wheel to
approximately 200 pounds, which should provide
adequate counterbalance.
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.
•
Because special equipment and a familiarity with
the practice is required, only a qualified tire
technician should perform this procedure. Consult
with your Cub Cadet dealer about having liquid
ballast added to your tires, and for any special
maintenance instructions after the procedure is
performed.
When a front mounted implement is raised, the
balance point shifts forward and may result in a
loss of traction and stability.
Rear Weight Box
To counterbalance these weight shifts, weight
should be added to the tractor in the form of either
cast iron weights or liquid ballast. However, only
enough weight should be added to obtain good
traction, control, and stability. Excessive weight will
unnecessarily load down the tractor’s engine and
transmission.
A weight box will provide adequate counterbalance
if the following criteria is met:
NOTE: When adding weight to the tractor, it may be
necessary to increase the inflation pressure in the
tires.
•
The weight box and contents must total a
minimum of 200 pounds.
•
The weight box must be positioned a minimum
of approximately 20 inches rearward of the rear
axle, and be carried no more than 12 inches
from the ground.
If the weight box is positioned closer to the rear
axle or carried higher, additional weight must be
added to effectively counterbalance the front
loader.
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.
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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.
To lengthen the belt:
• Hold the ends of the adjuster clip and tip
upward the side of the clip toward the buckle
link. 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.
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.
Tip Sides of Clip
BUCKLE
RELEASE
BUTTON
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
Pull Belt to
Shorten
ADJUSTER
CLIP
LOWER
WEBBING
UPPER
WEBBING
Figure 26
•
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER
Pivot Lever
to Left
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
•
Figure 25
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.
ADJUSTING THE SEAT BELT
Loosen
Jam Nut
WARNING: Always wear the seat belt
when operating the tractor equipped
with a ROPS. However, if the ROPS
has been folded down, or removed, the
seat belt should not be used.
Shorten
JAM
NUT
ADJUSTMENT
TUBE
Lengthen
NOTE: If the belt is too long or too short to be properly adjusted using the upper belt webbing, the
adjustment clip should be repositioned. To do so,
firmly grasp the adjustment clip and pull the lower
webbing though the clip. Move the clip toward the
anchor point at the seat to shorten the belt, or
toward the buckle link the lengthen the belt.
Figure 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 0"-.20" less than
distance ‘B’ if the toe-in is correct. If it is not,
readjust the toe-in.
A
Lengthen
ADJUSTMENT
TUBE
Shorten
LOCKING
LEVER
Figure 28
•
B
The length of the hitch chains, attached to each
lower hitch link, limit the side-to-side movement of the lower links. Loosen the jam nut and
turn the chain’s hex shaft as shown in Figure
29 to adjust the length of the hitch chain.
Tighten the jam nut after adjusting.
Turn Hex Shaft
to Lengthen
Loosen
Jam Nut
Figure 30
READJUST THE TOE-IN AS FOLLOWS:
NOTE: The left ball joint and jam nut are left hand
threaded.
•
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:
Turn Hex Shaft
to Shorten
Rearward to shorten the tie rod and decrease
the toe-in. See Figure 31.
HEX SHAFT
HEX JAM NUT
Forward to lengthen the tie rod and increase
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.
Shorten Rod —
Decrease Toe-in
Lengthen Rod —
Increase Toe-in
CHECK THE TOE-IN AS FOLLOWS:
•
•
•
•
TIE ROD
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.
JAM NUT
LH 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.
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.
Turn the adjustment ferrule onto the rod as
needed to shorten the rod and acquire the
.160" minimum gap.
•
Reinstall the ferrule and internal cotter pin in
the brake link.
•
Engage the parking brake and recheck the
brake rod gaps. Repeat the above procedures
as necessary to obtain the specified minimum
gap.
Check the brake linkage as follows:
•
Place the tractor on a level surface.
•
Stop the tractor engine and engage the parking
brake.
•
From the right/rear side of the tractor, check the
gap between the flange of the brake rod and
the ferrule connected to the transmission brake
arm. The gap should be a minimum of .160".
See Figure 32.
•
Check the gap of the brake rod on the left side
of the tractor in the same manner.
•
If either gap is less than .160", the brake rod
should be adjusted.
ADJUSTING HYDRAULIC LIFT FEEDBACK ROD
Correct adjustment of the feedback rod (Refer to
Figure 33) is instrumental in proper operation of the
position control hydraulic lift system.
The feedback rod is adjusted at the factory and
should not require further adjustment. Because of
the precise nature of the feedback rod adjustment,
it is recommended that any adjustment be performed by a qualified mechanic at your Cub Cadet
dealer.
If a high pitched squeal continues to emit from the
lift valve after repositioning the lift, or the position
control feature is not functioning properly, have the
position control linkage inspected by your local Cub
Cadet dealer. Refer to Figure 33.
Adjust the brake linkage as follows:
•
Disengage the parking brake.
•
Remove the internal cotter pin and disengage
the adjustment ferrule at the front of the brake
rod from the brake link. See Figure 32.
BRAKE
ARM
BRAKE
PEDAL
FEEDBACK
LINKS
RH BRAKE
LINK ASS’Y.
BRAKE ROD
ADJUSTMENT
FERRULE
INTERNAL
COTTER PIN
FERRULE
ROD
FLANGE
FEEDBACK
ROD
Figure 33
.160" minimum gap
w/brake fully engaged
Figure 32
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HYDRAULIC
LIFT VALVE
SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE
pressure lubricating gun to force in new grease.
Apply pressure until clean grease emerges from the
lubrication point.
The service life and reliability of any machine
depends upon the care it is given. Proper lubrication and maintenance is a vital part of that care.
Using the Lubrication and Maintenance Chart as a
guide, monitor the hourmeter on the instrument
panel to ensure the required maintenance procedures are performed. The maintenance schedule
reflects the minimal requirements to maintain the
equipment. More frequent inspections and maintenance is preferable.
Miscellaneous working parts not provided with
lubrication fittings should be oiled regularly with a
good grade of lubricating oil.
Lubricate the tractor thoroughly before taking it to a
remote location for a prolonged period of time.
Lubricant is cheap. Use plenty of it. Worn parts can
be expensive to replace.
Make certain that all lubrication fittings are installed
and functioning. Wipe away all old grease and dirt
from the lube fittings to prevent foreign materials
from entering as the new grease is applied. Use a
Store your supply of lubricating grease and oil in
clean, covered containers to protect them from dust
and dirt. Keep the lubricating gun nozzle clean.
LUBRICATION TABLE
General Information
Application
Engine
Transmission
and
Hydraulic
System
Front Wheel
Drive Axle
Lube
Fittings
Radiator
and
Overflow
Reservoir
Type of
Lubricant
Engine
Oil
Capacity
Approx.
5 Qts.
w/Filter
API
Classification
CH-4;
CG-4;
or
CF-4
Anticipated
Ambient
Temp.
SAE
Viscosity
Description
10°F to 68°F
5W-20
Use High Quality
Diesel Engine Oil
0°F to 104°F
10W-30
Cub Cadet
737-3066 (1Qt.)
14°Fto122°F
15W-40
Use High Quality
Diesel Engine Oil
22°Fto122°F
20W-50
Use High Quality
Diesel Engine Oil
Use Cub Cadet
Hydraulic Transmission Fluid
737-3025 (1 Qt.)
737-3062 (1 Gal.)
737-3063 (10 Qt. )
737-3035 (5 Gal. )
Hydraulic
Transmission
Fluid
Approx.
26 Qts.
(6.5 Gal.)
Gear Lube
Approx.
82 Oz.
(2.5 Qts.)
Use Cub Cadet Gear Lube
737-3065 (1 Qt.)
Grease
As
Needed
Use Cub Cadet
251H EP Grease
737-3034 (14.5 Oz. Cartridge)
Antifreeze
Approx.
5.3 Qts.
Use High Quality Permanent Type Antifreeze
(Ethylene Glycol with corrosion and rust
inhibitor chemicals)
Coolant Mixture Ratio
Distilled Water 50% : Antifreeze 50%
27
9
7
17
6
9
8
11
5
28
22
12
2
16
15
16 14
5
1
10
5
6
23
16
19
13
18
3 18
14 16
4
20 21
LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE CHART (ILLUSTRATION)
LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE CHART
1
Check Engine Oil Level
2
Check and Clean Air Cleaner
3
Check Engine Coolant Level
4
Check and Clean Radiator
Screen and Oil Cooler Fins
5
Change Engine Oil and Replace
Oil Filter
6
Retorque Front and Rear Wheel
Bolts
7
Check Transmission Oil Level
8
Replace Hydraulic and
Hydrostatic Oil Filters
first
10
hrs.
12
Grease FWD Drive Shaft (both
ends)
13
Grease Front Axle Pivot (front
and rear lube fittings)
14
Check Oil Level of Front Axle
AND Final Reduction Gear
Cases (both sides)
•
15
Grease Power Steering Cylinder
(both ends)
•
16
Change Oil in Front Axle AND
Final Reduction Gear Cases
(both sides)
17
Grease Three Point Lift Shaft
18
Change Engine Coolant
19
Check All Hoses and Hose
Connections
23
Replace Fuel Filter Element
Before
Storage
•
Grease Drive Shaft (both ends)
Drain Fuel Filter Cup
Every 1000
Hours
•
first
25
hrs.
Replace Air Cleaner Element
22
Every 500
Hours
•
11
Check Condition of Fan Belt
Every 300
Hours
†
10
Replace Fan Belt
Every 250
Hours
•
Replace Hydraulic and Hydrostatic Oil
21
Every 200
Hours
•
•
•
•
9
20
Every 100
Hours
Every 50
Hours
Every 25
Hours
Operation to
be Performed
Every 10
Hours
Ref.
No.
Before
each use
Service Intervals
•
†
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Yearly
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
† More often when operating under dusty conditions
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ACCESSING THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
QUICK FASTENER
WARNING: If the tractor has been
recently operated, engine surfaces
(including the radiator) will be HOT.
Allow the engine to cool before opening the hood, or use extreme caution
to avoid burns when the hood is open.
Pivot
Flip up
Turn
QUICK
FASTENER
To raise the hood, locate the latch release lever in
the hood notch at the front of the tractor. Lift and
hold the latch release lever while lifting the hood at
the hood notch. See Figure 34.
•
SIDE
PANEL
Fully raise the hood so that the hood prop
cylinders hold the hood in the raised position.
SIDE PANEL
TABS IN MTG.
BRKT. SLOTS
HOOD
NOTCH
Figure 35
Close the hood by pushing downward until captured
by the hood latch.
GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
Lift Hood
WARNING:
•
LATCH
RELEASE
LEVER
Lift Lever
•
Figure 34
To remove the two side panels:
•
•
•
Flip the tabs of the two quick release fasteners
up and turn to align with the slots in the side
panel. See Figure 35.
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 35.
•
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.
•
To reinstall the side panels:
•
•
•
Insert the two side panel tabs into the slots of the
side panel mounting brackets. See Figure 35.
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 fastener tabs
down.
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.
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.
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, just forward of the radiator.
•
A voltmeter or load tester should read 12.6 volts
(DC) or higher across the battery terminals.
•
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 36.
•
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 36
HOLDDOWN STRAP
WING NUT
BATTERY
HOLDDOWN
ROD
Voltmeter
Reading
12.7
12.4
12.2
12.0
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.
CABLE
CLAMP
TERMINAL
COVER
•
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
Loosen the cable clamp of the negative battery
lead, then lift the negative cable and its terminal cover off the negative battery post. Move
the cable away from the negative battery post.
•
Repeat the above procedure to remove the
cable and cover from the positive battery post.
•
Carefully lift the battery out of the tractor.
Charging
Time
Full Charge
90 Min.
180 Min.
280 Min.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
•
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.
Figure 36
•
State of
Charge
100%
75%
50%
25%
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.
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•
HEAD LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
The tractor is equipped with four headlight bulbs. If
one of the bulbs should burn out, replace the bulb
as follows:
•
Fully raise the hood so that the hood prop
cylinders hold the hood in the raised position.
•
Pull both locking tabs of the wire harness plug
away from the bulb/socket assembly and
unplug the wire harness from the bulb
assembly. See Figure 37.
Remove the taillight bulb by simply pulling the
bulb from the taillight socket. Replace with a
like bulb. Align the bulb terminals with the
socket terminals, and push the new bulb fully
into the socket. Refer to Figure 38.
HOUSING
SOCKET
SLOT
HAZZARD
SOCKET
HAZZARD
BULB
BULB/SOCKET
ASSEMBLY.
TAILLIGHT
BULB
TAILLIGHT
SOCKET
WIRE
HARNESS
PLUG
Figure 38
REFLECTOR
LOCKING TAB
•
To remove the hazzard bulb, push the bulb
upward in the socket and turn counterclockwise
to remove the bulb from the light socket. Refer
to Figure 38.
•
Replace with a like bulb.
•
Replace with a new bulb/socket assembly (Cub
Cadet No. 725-3161A).
Align the post of the new bulb with the slot in
the socket, push the bulb into the socket, and
turn clockwise to lock it in the socket.
•
Align the tabs of the new bulb/socket assembly
with the notches of the reflector and insert the
bulb.
Position the rear lense in the housing and
secure with the two screws removed earlier.
SERVICING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Figure 37
•
•
•
•
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.
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 39
If you have a recurring problem with blown fuses,
have the tractor’s electrical system checked by your
Cub Cadet dealer.
Turn the bulb/socket assembly clockwise to
lock in place. Plug the wire harness into the
socket, making sure the plug locking tabs lock
onto the socket assembly.
TAIL LIGHT/HAZARD LIGHT BULB
REPLACEMENT
Each hazzard light assembly has two light bulbs —
the hazzard light bulb and the taillight bulb.
Replace the taillight bulb or hazzard light bulb as
follows:
•
Remove the two screws fastening the rear
lense (amber and red) to the hazzard light
housing.
GOOD
Figure 39
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BAD
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.
Checking/Replacing Fuses
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. If all the tractor’s electrical
functions are disable, check the main fuse.
Electrical Circuit Relays
Several relays which control 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 42.
The timer fuse protects the glow plug timer from
amperage spikes. If the glow plug timer does not
operate check the timer fuse.
To access the fuses, proceed as follows:
• Raise the tractor hood and remove the right
side panel.
• Locate the appropriate fuse holder on the front
of the bulkhead, just inside the right side of the
dash panel. See Figure 40.
GLOW PLUG
TIMER
•
Start Relay — This relay functions in the start
circuit to activate the starter motor.
•
PTO Relay — This relay operates in conjunction with both the Reverse Relay and Reverse
Override Relay to engage the PTO.
•
Reverse Relay — This relay functions with the
PTO relay and Reverse Switch in the "No Cut
in Reverse" circuit.
•
Reverse Override Relay — This relay functions
with 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
TIMER
FUSE
FUSE HOLDER
WIRE
HARNESS
GLOW PLUG
RELAY
DASH
PANEL
Right Side
Figure 40
•
Pull the fuse from the fuse holder, check the
fuse per Figure 39 and, if necessary, replace
with the same capacity fuse — 30 amps for the
main fuse and 5 amps for the timer fuse. Never
use a higher amperage fuse.
•
Install the side panel and lower tractor hood.
START
RELAY
PTO
RELAY
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 41.
CRUISE
CONTROL
RELAY
(OPTIONAL)
Left Side
REVERSE
OVERRIDE
RELAY
SCREWS
REVERSE
RELAY
DASH
PANEL
INSERT
Figure 42
Figure 41
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Hazard Light Flasher Relay
The flasher relay controls the on/off flashing of the
hazard lights. If the hazard lights do not function
properly, the flasher relay is probably faulty.
OIL FILL PLUG/DIPSTICK
Replace the relay as follows:
•
Remove the dash panel insert by removing the
two screws. Refer to Figure 41.
•
Pull the wire harness from the dash opening.
Cut and remove the electrical tape holding the
flasher relay to the harness. See Figure 43
•
After first noting the position of the two harness
leads, disconnect the leads and replace the
faulty relay with a new relay.
•
Secure the relay to the wire harness with
electrical tape.
•
Position the wire harness in the dash panel and
reinstall the dash panel insert.
PTO SHIELD
Full Mark
F
A
Add Mark
Figure 44
FLASHER
RELAY
•
Turn the oil fill plug/dipstick counterclockwise to
unscrew from the transmission housing.
•
Withdraw the dipstick and wipe it clean, then
reinsert and screw in all the way. Unscrew and
withdraw again to read the oil level. Always
keep the oil level between the add and full marks
on the dipstick (See Figure 44).
•
If the oil level is low, add Cub Cadet hydraulic
oil. Loosely position a funnel in the fill hole so
that there is enough clearance around the funnel to allow the transmission to vent while the
oil is poured into the transmission. Fill ONLY to
the full mark, never overfill the transmission.
TAPE
WIRE
HARNESS
HARNESS
LEADS
NOTE: Always use Cub Cadet hydraulic oil to
ensure correct formulation. Substitute oils could
affect performance and may cause damage to the
transmission.
Figure 43
CHECKING TRANSMISSION/HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM OIL LEVEL
•
Check the hydro transmission/hydraulic system oil
level after every 50 hours of operation. Check the
oil level only while the engine is stopped and the
tractor is standing on a level surface.
The oil fill plug/dipstick is located at the rear of the
tractor, above the rear PTO shield. See Figure 44.
•
Clean the area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the transmission
housing. See Figure 44.
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Reinsert the oil fill plug/dipstick into the
transmission housing and turn clockwise until
tight.
CHANGING TRANSMISSION/HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM OIL
•
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new filter. Install the filter by
turning it clockwise, by hand, until the gasket
contacts the filter base on the transmission
housing; then tighten the filter an additional 3/4
turn.
•
Clean around the base of the hydraulic system
oil filter and remove the filter by turning it
counterclockwise. Refer to Figure 45.
•
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new filter. Install the filter by
turning it clockwise, by hand, until the gasket
contacts the filter base on the transmission
housing; then tighten the filter an additional 3/4
turn.
•
Loosely position a funnel in the oil fill hole so
that there is enough clearance around the funnel to allow the transmission to vent while the
oil is poured into the transmission. Fill ONLY to
the full mark on the dipstick, never overfill the
transmission.
Change the hydrostatic transmission/hydraulic
system oil and filters after every 200 hours of
operation. The dry capacity of the transmission/
hydraulic system is approximately 26 quarts.
Change the transmission/hydraulic system oil as
follows:
•
Operate the tractor for a short period to warm
the oil to the normal operating temperature.
Place the tractor on a level surface, engage the
parking brake, and stop the tractor engine.
•
Remove any belly mounted attachments.
•
Clean the area around the transmission drain
plug and the oil fill plug/dipstick to prevent
debris from entering the transmission. Refer to
Figure 44 and Figure 45.
HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM
FILTER
(723-0405)
HYDROSTATIC
OIL FILTER
(723-3014)
NOTE: Always use Cub Cadet hydraulic oil and
filters to ensure correct formulation and filtering
capacity. Substitute oils and/or filters could affect
performance and may cause damage to the
transmission.
•
Reinsert the oil fill plug/dipstick into the
transmission housing and turn clockwise until
tight.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run for a few
minutes. Shut the engine off, then check for
leaks and recheck the oil level in the
transmission housing.
TRANSMISSION
DRAIN PLUG
CHANGING HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION
AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OIL FILTERS
Viewed from beneath the Tractor
Figure 45
•
Place a suitable container(s) beneath the front
of the transmission housing.
•
Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick 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. See Figure 45.
NOTE: With the exception of the first oil filter
change after the 25 hour break-in period, the
hydrostatic transmission and hydraulic system oil
filters should be changed along with the hydrostatic
transmission/hydraulic system oil after every 200
hours of operation.
Initial 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, the filters
should be changed after the first 25 hours of operation.
Hydro Pump Filter — Part No. 723-3014
Hydraulic System Filter — Part No. 723-0405
Dispose of used oil in an environmentally
safe manner. If necessary, contact your
area EPA office for proper disposal procedures and recycling center locations.
•
Clean around the base of the hydrostatic
transmission oil filter and remove the filter by
turning it counterclockwise. See Figure 45.
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Regularly Scheduled Oil Filter Changes
NOTE: A large volume of oil may drain from the
transmission while performing the 25 hour change
of the oil filters. If collected in a clean container
and kept free of debris, this oil may be reused in
the transmission/hydraulic system.
Change the hydrostatic transmission and hydraulic
system oil filters along with the hydrostatic transmission/hydraulic system oil after every 200 hours
of operation. Refer to the previous sub-section
CHANGING TRANSMISSION / HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OIL and follow the instructions for changing
the oil and filters.
Perform the INITIAL change of the transmission
and hydraulic system oil filters as follows:
•
Remove any belly mounted attachments.
•
Clean the areas around the hydrostatic transmission and hydraulic system oil filters. Refer to
Figure 45.
•
Position a CLEAN, suitable container below the
hydrostatic transmission filter. See Figure 45.
•
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new hydrostatic 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 on the
transmission housing; then tighten the filter an
additional 3/4 turn.
•
Position the collection container below the
hydraulic system filter. See Figure 45.
•
Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to
the gasket of the new hydraulic system filter.
•
Remove the old hydraulic system 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 on the transmission housing; then
tighten the filter an additional 3/4 turn.
•
•
CHECKING OIL LEVEL IN FRONT AXLE AND
FINAL REDUCTION GEAR CASES.
Check the front axle and final reduction gear case
oil levels after every 50 hours of operation. Check
the oil level only while the engine is stopped and
the tractor is standing on a level surface.
Check Front Axle Oil
The oil fill plug/dipstick is located on the left side of
the axle housing. See Figure 46.
OIL FILL PLUG/DIPSTICK
FRONT AXLE
FULL MARK
Clean the area around the transmission oil fill
plug/dipstick to prevent debris from entering the
transmission (Refer to Figure 44) and remove
the plug.
Figure 46
Following the instructions previously provided
in CHANGING TRANSMISSION/HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM OIL, refill the transmission with the
clean salvaged oil or with new hydraulic oil.
•
Reinsert the oil fill plug/dipstick into the transmission housing and turn clockwise until tight.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run for a few
minutes. Shut the engine off, then check for
leaks and recheck the oil level in the transmission housing.
NOTE: If a front end loader, or a loader and backhoe, are 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.
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•
Clean the area around the oil fill plug/dipstick to
prevent debris from entering the axle housing.
See Figure 46.
•
Turn the oil fill plug/dipstick counterclockwise to
unscrew from the axle housing.
•
Withdraw the dipstick and wipe it clean, then
reinsert and screw in all the way. Unscrew and
withdraw again to read the oil level. Always
keep the oil level between the bottom and the
full mark of the dipstick (See Figure 46).
•
If the oil level is low, add only enough Cub Cadet
Gear Lube to bring the level to the full mark on
the dipstick. NEVER overfill the axle housing.
•
Reinsert the fill plug/dipstick into the axle
housing and turn clockwise to fully tighten.
Check Final Reduction Gear Case Oil
Check the oil level at the two final reduction gear
case fill plugs.
•
Locate the fill plugs approximately midway up
on the front of the right and left gear cases. See
Figure 47.
•
Remove the fill plugs and check that the oil
level is at the bottom edge of the fill port
opening.
FRONT AXLE
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 48
FILL PLUG
RH FINAL
REDUCTION
GEAR CASE
•
Fill the axle with Cub Cadet Gear Lube until the
oil level reaches the full mark on the dipstick.
Do not over fill the axle housing.
•
Reinstall the fill plug/dipstick in the axle housing.
•
Move the drain pan underneath either of the final
reduction gear cases.
•
Remove the fill plug and drain plug from the gear
case and drain the oil. See Figure 49. After the
oil has drained, reinstall the drain plug.
•
Using a funnel with a flexible spout, fill the gear
case up to the bottom of the fill port with Cub
Cadet Gear Lube. Reinstall the fill plug.
Figure 47
•
If the oil level is low, use a funnel with a flexible
spout to add enough Cub Cadet Gear Lube to
bring the level up to the bottom of the fill port.
•
Reinstall the fill plug in each gear case.
CHANGING FRONT AXLE AND FINAL
REDUCTION GEAR CASE OIL
Change the front axle and final reduction gear case
oil after every 300 hours of operation. The total dry
capacity of both gear cases and the axle housing is
approximately 82 oz. (2.5 qts.)
Change the front axle and final reduction gear case
as follows:
•
•
FILL PLUG
Operate the tractor for a short period to warm
the oil to the normal operating temperature.
Place the tractor on a level surface, engage the
parking brake, and stop the tractor engine.
RH FINAL
REDUCTION
GEAR CASE
DRAIN PLUG
To prevent debris from entering the front axle
housing, clean the area around the oil fill plug/
dipstick and the axle drain plug located at the
center front of the axle. Refer to Figure 46 and
Figure 48.
•
Place a suitable container beneath the front of
the axle housing.
•
Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick to help vent the
axle, then remove the drain plug and allow the
oil to drain into the container. Reinstall the drain
plug after draining the oil. See Figure 48.
Figure 49
•
Repeat the previous three steps to change the
oil in the other final reduction gear case.
Dispose of used oil in an environmentally
safe manner. If necessary, contact your
area EPA office for proper disposal procedures and recycling center locations.
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LUBRICATION OF MAIN DRIVE SHAFT
TIRE MAINTENANCE
Lubricate both ends of the main drive shaft after
every 50 hours of operation as follows:
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:
•
•
The front end of the drive shaft can be
accessed from under the hood, and the rear
end by removing the six screws and the center
fender cover. The drive shaft can also be
accessed from the underside of the tractor.
NOTE: It may be necessary to rotate the drive
shaft to access the grease fittings.
Using a pressure lubricating gun, lubricate the
drive shaft with Cub Cadet 251H EP grease.
•
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.
LUBRICATION OF FWD DRIVE SHAFT
Lubricate both ends of the FWD drive shaft with
Cub Cadet 251H EP grease after every 50 hours of
operation. The FWD drive shaft can be accessed
from beneath the tractor.
WARNING: Servicing tires can be dangerous. Whenever possible, trained
personnel should service and mount
tires.
WHEEL BOLT TORQUE
If you must service the tires, observe the following
safety precautions to avoid an injury or fatality:
The front and rear wheel bolts should be retorqued
after the first ten hours of operation and every 100
hours thereafter, or if the wheel assembly has been
removed. Using a torque wrench, retighten the bolts
as follows:
•
Make certain the rim is clean and free of rust.
•
Lubricate the flanges of the rim and beads of
the tire with soap solution.
Rear Wheels—In a staggered pattern, retorque the
rear wheel bolts to 80 ft. lbs.
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.
Front Wheels—In a staggered pattern, retorque
the front wheel bolts to 55 ft. lbs.
MAINTENANCE OF THE ROLLOVER
PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE (ROPS)
Periodically (at least every six months) visually
inspect the ROPS for damage and loose fasteners.
If damage is noted, contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
•
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.
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.
•
After the beads have seated, adjust the inflation pressure to the recommended operating
pressure.
•
Do not use a damaged rim, or attempt to repair
a rim by brazing, welding, or pounding out.
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.
•
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.
If an accident has occurred which may have
damaged the ROPS, have the ROPS thoroughly
inspected by your Cub Cadet dealer.
When replacing or reinstalling the ROPS, apply
Loctite ® 242 to the threads of the bolts and torque
the bolts to 65 to 70 ft. lbs.
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•
4. Fill the fuel tank with FRESH high grade
Number Two diesel fuel.
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.
5. Remove the glow plugs and pour a small
amount of engine oil into each cylinder.
Reinstall the glow plugs and slowly crank the
engine to distribute the oil.
TIRE INFLATION CHART
Position
Tread
Type
Tire Size
Inflation
Pressure
Front
Turf
23 x 9.5-12
10 psi (max. 12)
Rear
Turf
31 x 12-15
15 psi (max. 20)
Front
Indus.
8.5-12
35 psi
Rear
Indus.
10-16.5
45 psi
6. Fully charge the battery, then disconnect the
negative cable at the battery to prevent possible discharge. Thoroughly clean the battery.
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.
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.
7. Lubricate all lubrication points.
8. 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.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a
pressure washer or garden hose to clean your unit.
They may cause damage to electrical components;
spindles; pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use
of water will result in shortened life and reduce
serviceability.
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.
REMOVING THE TRACTOR FROM STORAGE
1. Change the engine oil and filter following the
instructions provided in CHANGING THE
ENGINE OIL AND FILTER in SECTION 5.
2. Drain and flush the cooling system. Refill with a
minimum 50/50 antifreeze and water coolant
solution. Use a higher percentage of antifreeze
if the tractor will be subjected to temperatures
below minus 30° F.
3. Clean the engine and the entire tractor
thoroughly.
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•
Check the engine oil and coolant levels.
•
Fully charge the battery and inflate the tires to
the recommended pressure.
•
Start the engine and allow to idle for a few
minutes to ensure engine is operating properly.
•
Drive the tractor without a load to make certain
all the tractor systems are functioning properly.
SECTION 5: ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Reinsert the screen, making sure that it is in the
slots of the radiator frame.
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.
CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL
Before each use, the oil level in the engine
crankcase should be checked to see that it is filled
to the correct level. During the "break in" period for
the engine, closely monitor the engine oil level. The
oil level should be checked hourly during the first 5
hours of operation.
WARNING: Before servicing the engine,
place the tractor on a level surface,
stop the engine, engage the parking
brake, and remove the key from the
ignition switch.
CLEANING THE ENGINE
This tractor has a liquid-cooled engine. Air must
freely circulate through the fins of the radiator and
the transmission oil cooler. Keep this area free of
accumulated dirt and debris to prevent engine overheating, which could possibly cause extensive
engine damage.
•
Check the oil level only while the engine is
stopped and the tractor is level. Clean the area
around the oil level dipstick to prevent debris
from entering the crankcase. See Figure 51.
•
If recently operated, allow the engine to cool
and the oil to drain back into the oil pan.
•
To check the oil level, withdraw the dipstick and
wipe it clean. Reinsert the dipstick all the way
into the tube before withdrawing it for a true
reading.
WARNING: Keep the muffler area clean.
Before running the engine, remove all
combustible debris from the muffler area.
DIPSTICK
CLEANING RADIATOR/RADIATOR SCREEN
To remove the radiator screen, lift the hood and carefully lift screen by the center tab. Flush the screen with
water to clean its surface. See Figure 50.
RADIATOR
SCREEN
RADIATOR
CAP
DIPSTICK
TUBE
Figure 51
•
Always keep the oil level between the full and
the add marks on the dipstick. See Figure 52.
•
Reinsert the dipstick into the dipstick tube and
push firmly into the tube.
DIPSTICK
TRANSMISSION
OIL COOLER
RADIATOR
Figure 50
Check the radiator and transmission cooler fins for
any accumulation of debris lodged between cooling
fins. Blow the debris out using compressed air
directed from the fan shroud side of the radiator.
ADD MARK
FULL MARK
Figure 52
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CHANGING THE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
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.
The engine oil and oil filter should be changed after
every 250 hours. 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.
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.
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:
•
•
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.
Place the tractor on a level surface and engage
the parking brake. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
Clean the area around the oil filler cap to
prevent debris from entering the crankcase.
See Figure 53.
OIL FILL CAP
•
Place the tractor on a level surface and engage
the parking brake. Stop the tractor engine and
remove the ignition key.
•
Clean around the base of the oil filter, the oil fill
cap, and the dipstick tube to prevent debris
from entering the crankcase.
•
Remove the dipstick and oil fill cap from the
engine. Refer to Figure 51 and Figure 53.
•
Locate the engine drain plug on the right of the
engine (See Figure 54). Place a suitable
container below the drain plug to collect the old
oil.
OIL FILL TUBE
OIL DRAIN PLUG
Figure 53
•
Turn the oil filler cap counterclockwise to
unscrew from the oil fill tube.
•
SLOWLY pour oil into the crankcase until the
oil level reaches the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick. Refer to Figure 52.
•
RT. FRAME RAIL
Insert the oil fill cap into the oil fill tube and turn
clockwise until fully tightened. Reinsert the
dipstick into the dipstick tube and push firmly
into the tube.
OIL PAN
Figure 54
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.
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•
Turn the drain plug counter-clockwise to
remove from the engine oil pan.
•
Allow the old oil to completely drain from the
engine crankcase into the container below.
•
CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL
Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise
using an automotive type filter wrench to
loosen. See Figure 55.
Before each use, the engine coolant level in the
overflow reservoir should be checked to ensure it is
within the operating range. Engine coolant absorbs
heat from the engine and transfers the heat to the
air flowing through the radiator. If the coolant level
becomes low, the engine may overheat and could
cause severe damage to the engine.
Use a permanent type antifreeze containing corrosion and rust inhibitors. Dilute the antifreeze with
water at a 1:1 ratio to mix the coolant solution (50%
antifreeze : 50% water).
NOTE: Distilled water is recommended for the coolant solution IF your tap water has a high mineral
content. Minerals cause scaling in the engine and
the radiator coolant passages. System efficiency
will be greatly reduced over time and severe engine
damage may result.
FULL
MARK
OIL
FILTER
FUEL
FILTER
LOW
MARK
COOLANT
RESERVOIR
Figure 55
•
•
•
•
•
•
Reinstall the drain plug in the engine and clean
up any residual oil. Refer to Figure 54.
Apply a light coating of clean oil on the gasket of
the new oil filter. Thread the filter on by hand
until the gasket contacts the filter base, then
tighten the filter an additional 3/4 turn. Do not
overtighten the filter.
Refill the crankcase to the "FULL" mark on the
dipstick with the appropriate type oil.
Reinstall the oil fill cap and dipstick.
Start the engine and run for about 5 minutes.
Stop the engine and check for leaks at the oil
filter and drain plug.
Wait 3 minutes and re-check the oil level. If
needed, add oil to bring the oil level up to the
"FULL" mark.
•
Check the coolant level when the engine is cold
and the tractor is on a level surface.
•
Raise the tractor hood and check the coolant
level in the overflow reservoir on the right side of
the engine. Refer to Figure 55.
•
If the coolant level is below the "LOW" mark,
remove the cap from the reservoir and add
coolant solution to the "FULL" mark.
NOTE: The cooling system is a closed type.
Normally, to prevent air from entering the system,
the radiator cap should not be removed.
If the overflow reservoir is empty, the radiator cap
should be removed and the coolant level in the
radiator checked before adding coolant to the
reservoir. If necessary, first refill the system through
the radiator filler neck as follows:
WARNING: It is dangerous to remove
the radiator cap when the system is
hot. Allow the system to cool before
removing the radiator cap.
WARNING: Never overfill the engine
crankcase. The engine may overheat
and/or damage may result. For best
results, fill to the “FULL” mark on the
dipstick as opposed to adding a given
quantity of oil. Always check the level
on the dipstick before adding more oil.
Dispose of used oil in an environmentally
safe manner. If necessary, contact your
area EPA office for proper disposal
procedures and recycling center locations.
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.
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•
Turn the radiator cap counterclockwise to the
first stop to release any pressure. Refer to
Figure 50.
•
Push downward on the cap and turn counterclockwise until the cap stops then lift cap off.
•
Slowly pour coolant into the filler neck until the
level reaches the bottom of the filler neck
overflow flange.
•
Wait a few minutes to allow as much air as
possible to escape through the filler neck, then
reinstall the radiator cap.
•
Fill the overflow reservoir to the "FULL" mark.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run for a short
period. Stop the engine.
•
Recheck the coolant level in the overflow
reservoir and refill as needed. Reinstall the
reservoir cap.
Coolant is a toxic substance. Dispose of in
an environmentally safe manner. Contact
your area EPA office for proper disposal
methods and recycling center locations.
INSPECTION OF COOLING SYSTEM HOSES
Check the cooling system hoses and fan belt for
any cracks or deterioration after every 100 hours of
operation. Check for loose hose connections.
Replace any damaged hoses and tighten any loose
connections. Replace a worn or damaged fan belt.
•
Reinstall the drain plug and turn clockwise until
fully tightened.
•
Turn the radiator cap counterclockwise to the
first stop, then push downward on the cap and
turn counterclockwise to remove. Refer to
Figure 50.
•
In stages, SLOWLY pour the coolant solution
into the filler neck, allowing as much air as
possible to escape through the neck. Fill to the
overflow flange of the filler neck.
•
Wait a few minutes to allow air to escape
through the filler neck and refill as needed, then
reinstall the radiator cap.
•
Fill the overflow reservoir to the "FULL" mark.
•
Start the engine and allow it to run for a short
period. Stop the engine.
•
Recheck the coolant level in the overflow
reservoir and refill as needed. Reinstall the
reservoir cap.
CHANGING THE ENGINE COOLANT
The engine coolant should be drained and replaced
with new coolant solution yearly.
The dry capacity of the cooling system is
approximately 5.5 Qts. Dilute the antifreeze with
water at a 1:1 ratio to mix the coolant solution (50%
antifreeze : 50% water).
Change the engine coolant as follows:
•
Drain the coolant when the engine is cold.
•
Place the tractor on a level surface and raise the
tractor hood.
•
Slide the overflow reservoir upward and off the reservoir bracket to access the radiator drain plug.
•
Locate the radiator drain plug in the lower right
rear corner of the radiator. See Figure 56.
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 housing.
Replace the paper air cleaner element after every
300 hours of operation. More often if operating the
tractor under extremely dusty conditions.
RESERVOIR
BRACKET
RADIATOR
DRAIN PLUG
Check and replace the air cleaner element as follows:
•
Unlock the clamps to remove the air cleaner
housing cover. See Figure 57.
COVER
CLAMP
Pull Outward
to Unlock
Figure 56
•
•
Place a suitable container beneath the drain
plug and remove the cap from the overflow
reservoir.
COVER
Turn the drain plug counterclockwise to remove. Allow as much of the old coolant as possible to drain from the system.
Figure 57
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•
Draining The Fuel Filter
The fuel filter is equipped with a valve to drain
condensate (water) that has separated from the
diesel fuel and settled at the bottom of the filter.
Pull the air cleaner element from the housing.
See Figure 58.
Drain the condensate from the fuel filter before
each use (Refer to Figure 59).
•
Stop the engine and place a suitable container
beneath the filter drain valve. See Figure 59.
AIR
CLEANER
HOUSING
FUEL FILTER
CARTRIDGE
AIR
CLEANER
ELEMENT
Figure 58
•
Lightly blow or brush loose debris from the air
cleaner element. Clean any debris from the
housing.
•
Inspect the paper pleats of the cleaner element
for damage and dirt. Inspect the sealing surface
on the inner end of the element for deterioration
or damage. Replace a damaged or dirty air
cleaner element.
Turn to
Open
Turn to
Close
FUEL
FILTER
DRAIN
Figure 59
•
Turn the filter drain counterclockwise to open.
Allow the water at the bottom of the filter to
drain until only pure diesel fuel drains from the
valve. See Figure 59.
•
Push the new air cleaner element fully into the
housing.
•
Position the cover on the housing. Hook the
two clamps onto the rim of the housing and lock
the clamps. Refer to Figure 57.
•
Turn the filter drain clockwise to close. Refer to
Figure 59.
IMPORTANT: A clean and properly installed
•
Slowly turn the air bleed knob counterclockwise
until fuel begins to seeps out around the bleed
knob. Turn the air bleed knob clockwise to
close. Refer to Figure 60.
air cleaner element significantly contributes to
prolonging engine life.
SERVICING THE FUEL FILTER
Changing The Fuel Filter
WARNING: Do not service the fuel filter
when tractor is hot or near any source
of ignition. Allow the tractor to cool.
Replace the fuel filter cartridge after every 500
hours of operation.
The tractor is equipped with an in-line fuel filter
located on the right side of the engine.
NOTE: There is no shut off valve in the fuel system.
To stop the flow of fuel while replacing the filter, it
will be necessary to carefully clamp the fuel line
between the fuel tank and the filter.
Diesel fuel is a toxic substance. Dispose
of in an environmentally safe manner.
Contact your area EPA office for proper
disposal methods and recycling center
locations.
•
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Place a suitable container beneath the filter
drain.
•
Clamp the fuel line just to the rear of the fuel
filter. See Figure 60.
Clamp
Fuel Line
FUEL
LINE
FILTER
CARTRIDGE
FILTER
DRAIN
AIR BLEED
KNOB
LOCK/
UNLOCK
ICONS
Open the filter drain and drain the filter into the
container below. Close the filter drain.
•
Turn the filter approximately 1/4 turn counterclockwise (as viewed from bottom) to align the
unlock icons. Refer to Figure 60.
•
Pull the filter cartridge straight downward to
remove from the filter body.
Align the unlock icons of the new filter cartridge
and filter body, and push the new filter cartridge
fully up into the filter body.
•
Turn the new filter cartridge approximately 1/4
turn clockwise to lock. NOTE: The lock icons
on the body and cartridge should be aligned or
nearly aligned.
•
Remove the clamp from the fuel line. The filter
should begin to fill will diesel fuel.
•
Slowly turn the air bleed knob counterclockwise
until fuel begins to seeps out around the bleed
knob. Turn the air bleed knob clockwise to
close. Refer to Figure 60.
•
Remove the catch container and properly
dispose of the diesel fuel.
•
Start and run the tractor’s engine for a short
period to fully bleed any residual air from the
filter, fuel lines, and injection pump.
ENGINE BREATHER SERVICE
The engine breather should be changed after every
2000 hours of engine operation. Contact your Cub
Cadet dealer.
Figure 60
•
•
FUEL INJECTOR NOZZLE SERVICE
The fuel injector nozzles should be checked and
serviced after every 2000 hours of engine
operation. Contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
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SECTION 6: SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Manufacturer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caterpillar
Horsepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 OHV
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liquid
Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0 in. (77 mm)
Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1 in. (81 mm)
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69.0 cu. in. (1.1 L)
Compression Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23:1
Low Idle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1400 rpm
High Idle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3400 rpm
Valve Clearance (Cold)
Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .008 in. (0.2 mm)
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .008 in. (0.2 mm)
Crank Case Capacity (With Filter)
Minimum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6 qts. (3.4 L)
Maximum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2 qts. (4.9 L)
Cooling System
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pressure System, Thermostat
Bypass, Impeller Type Pump
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 psi
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5 qts. (5.2 L)
Electrical System
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alternator
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Amp Regulated
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Volt / 500 cca
Starter Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solenoid
Fuel System
Fuel Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 gal. (22.7 L)
Fuel Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diesel Fuel
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In-line
Fuel Pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical
Transmission
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydrostatic
Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On Demand 4WD
Transmission Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cub Cadet Hydraulic/Transmission Fluid
Transmission Capacity (Includes Hydraulics) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.5 gal. (24.6 L)
Front Axle Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cub Cadet Gear Lube-135 H.E.P.(85W-140)
Front Axle Capacity (Includes RH and LH Final Drives) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 qts. (2.4 L)
Shift Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hi/Lo
Forward Travel Speed
Hi Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forward — 0 to 11.0 mph
Reverse — 0 to 5.5 mph
Lo Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forward — 0 to 6.4 mph
Reverse — 0 to 3.2 mph
Differential Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foot Pedal Control
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SPECIFICATIONS
Hydraulic Lift System
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auxiliary Pump-Gear
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Position Control Lever
Pump Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 gal./min.
Maximum Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 psi
Brakes
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dry Shoe/Drum
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Hitch System
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Three Point, Category 1
Capacity @ 24" Behind Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 950 lbs.
Maximum Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 in.
Cylinder Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single Acting
Tires
Turf
Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 x 9.5-12
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 x 12-15
Industrial
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 x 8.5
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 x 16.5
General Dimensions
Overall Length (w/o Hitch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 in.
Overall Length (w/Hitch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 in.
Overall Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 in.
Overall Height (w/o ROPS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 in.
Overall Height (w/ROPS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 in.
Wheelbase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 in.
Minimum Ground Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 in.
Weight w/ROPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1945 lbs.
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SECTION 7: OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
When purchasing your tractor, you probably had it equipped for your particular needs at that time.
You may later wish to obtain additional equipment or accessories to perform other tasks. Refer to the
chart below for a list of optional equipment and accessories currently available through your Cub
Cadet dealer.
DESCRIPTION
MODEL NUMBER
Backhoe Bucket — 8"; 12"; 16"; 18"; or 24"
590-469-100 thru 590-473-100
590-812-100
(5)
Front End Loader
Loader Mounting Kit
590-814-100
Front Hitch Kit
590-611-100
Backhoe (1)
54" Mower Deck
590-612-100
590-810-100
60" Mower Deck
590-811-100
Deck Mounting Kit
590-831-100
60" Front Dozer Blade
Tractor Cab
590-615-100
(2)
590-617-100
Canopy
590-616-100
590-619-100
(3)
54" Snow Thrower
Sub Frame Kit for Backhoe
Angle Kit - Front Hitch
590-621-100
590-623-100
(4)
PTO Kit - Front (4)
60" Rear Blade
590-624-100
48" Box Blade
590-627-100
590-626-100
Post Hole Auger
590-628-100
(5)
590-669-100
58" Rotary Tiller (5)
590-670-100
42" Rotary Tiller
48" Rotary Cutter
(5)
590-630-100
(5)
590-631-100
60" Finish Mower
60" Landscape Rake
590-632-100
Deluxe Suspension Seat
590-491-100
Front Weight Bracket/Bumper
590-490-100
Rear Ballast Box
590-836-100
32 cu. ft. Mow-N-Vac
217B (190-217B-100)
Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) Sign
759-04005
Rear Work Light
759-04007
Lock-out for Mid Mount Decks
759-04004
(1) Requires front end loader 590-812-100; loader mounting kit 590-814-100; sub frame kit
590-621-100; and choice of available buckets 590-469-100 thru 590-473-100.
(2) Requires front hitch kit 590-611-100. Angle Kit, 590-623-100, optional
(3) Requires front hitch kit 590-611-100 and front PTO kit 590-624-100
(4) Requires front hitch kit 590-611-100.
(5) 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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